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Endoscope objective lens

Four-lens module for image capture

Date/App# patent app List of recent Meniscus-related patents
08/21/14
20140236192
 Suture passer with radiused upper jaw patent thumbnailnew patent Suture passer with radiused upper jaw
Described herein are suture passers that may be used for repair of the meniscus of the knee. These suture passers typically include an elongate body having a pair of arms.
08/21/14
20140236150
 Systems and methods for screen electrode securement patent thumbnailnew patent Systems and methods for screen electrode securement
Systems and methods for securing a screen-type active electrode to the distal tip of an electrosurgical device used for selectively applying electrical energy to a target location within or on a patient's body. A securing electrode is disposed through the screen electrode and mechanically joined to an insulative support body while also creating an electrical connection and mechanical enagement with the screen electrode.
08/21/14
20140233111
 Imaging lens patent thumbnailnew patent Imaging lens
An image lens is disclosed. The image lens includes, arranged in succession from the object side to the image side, an aperture stop s1, a first lens l1 having two convex surfaces and having a positive refractive power, a second lens l2 having a meniscus shape convex toward the object side and having a negative refractive power, a third lens l3 having a positive refractive power, a fourth lens l4 having a meniscus shape convex toward the image side and having a positive refractive power, and a fifth lens l5 having a meniscus shape convex toward the object side and having a negative refractive power..
08/21/14
20140233110
 Endoscope objective lens patent thumbnailnew patent Endoscope objective lens
Where fm represents the focal distance of the meniscus lens, fw represents the entire focal distance for the normal observation, and f2 represents the focal distance of the second lens group.. .
08/21/14
20140232925
 Four-lens module for image capture patent thumbnailnew patent Four-lens module for image capture
An optical module having an object side and an image side; the module comprising, from the object side to the image side: a first positive meniscus lens having a convergence c1, made of a material having a refractive index nd1 and an abbe number vd1, a second negative meniscus lens having a convergence c2 made of a material having a refractive index nd2 and an abbe number vd2, a third positive meniscus lens having a convergence c3, made of a material having a refractive index nd3 and an abbe number vd3, a fourth negative lens having a convergence c4, made of a material having a refractive index nd4 and an abbe number vd4, wherein: 1.1<c1/c<1.35 ii c1/c2 ii>2 0.5<c1/c3<1.1 c1/vd1<<5.2 ii c2/vd2 ii<7 iiå(ci/vdi)ii<4 with i=1 to 4.. .
08/07/14
20140222029
 Methods and devices for preventing tissue bridging while suturing patent thumbnailMethods and devices for preventing tissue bridging while suturing
Suture passers and methods of suturing tissue to prevent tissue bridging, without requiring a cannula. Tissue bridging involves the capture of non-target tissue within a loop of suture formed around and/or through a target tissue.
08/07/14
20140220773
 Fabrication of graphene nanoribbons and nanowires patent thumbnailFabrication of graphene nanoribbons and nanowires
In some embodiments, the present disclosure pertains to methods of preparing graphene nanoribbons from a graphene film associated with a meniscus, where the method comprises patterning the graphene film while the meniscus acts as a mask above a region of the graphene film, and where the patterning results in formation of graphene nanoribbons from the meniscus-masked region of the graphene film. Additional embodiments of the present disclosure pertain to methods of preparing wires from a film associated with a meniscus, where the method comprises patterning the film while the meniscus acts as a mask above a region of the film, and where the patterning results in formation of a wire from the meniscus-masked region of the film.
08/07/14
20140218448
 Cartridge patent thumbnailCartridge
A cartridge is equipped with an ink chamber provided on the interior of a case, and a supply port for supplying ink housed in the ink chamber to a printer. A porous member for leading the ink is provided in the supply port.
08/07/14
20140218428
 Image forming apparatus and method of driving liquid ejecting head patent thumbnailImage forming apparatus and method of driving liquid ejecting head
An image forming apparatus includes: a liquid ejecting head including a nozzle that ejects a droplet and a pressure producing unit that produces pressure to pressurize a pressure chamber communicating with the nozzle; and a head drive controlling unit that provides a driving signal to the pressure producing unit. The head drive controlling unit outputs the driving signal including at least a first driving pulse and a second driving pulse to eject droplets and a residual vibration suppressing pulse to suppress residual vibration in the pressure chamber without ejecting a droplet.
07/31/14
20140211980
 Method and system for performing x-ray inspection of a liquid product at a security checkpoint patent thumbnailMethod and system for performing x-ray inspection of a liquid product at a security checkpoint
A method, an apparatus and a system are provided for assessing at a security checkpoint the threat status of a liquid product comprised of a bottle at least partially filled with liquid. Generally, an x-ray image of the liquid product is obtained and processed to derive a level of fill of the bottle and the threat status of the liquid product is determined at least in part based on the level of fill of the bottle.
07/31/14
20140211324
Imaging lens
A low-cost imaging lens which corrects aberrations properly with a small f-value, ensures high performance with a larger number of constituent lenses and has a more low-profile design than before. The constituent lenses are arranged in the following order from an object side to an image side: a positive (refractive power) first lens having a convex object-side surface near an optical axis; a positive second lens having convex object-side and image-side surfaces near the optical axis; a negative third lens having a concave image-side surface near the optical axis; a fourth lens having at least one aspheric surface; a meniscus fifth lens having a concave object-side surface near the optical axis; a sixth lens as a double-sided aspheric lens; and a negative seventh lens as a double-sided aspheric lens having a concave image-side surface near the optical axis.
07/31/14
20140210885
Inkjet recording apparatus
An inkjet recording apparatus includes a head driving section that includes a drive pulse generator and a selector. The drive pulse generator generates, as the waveforms of drive voltage to be applied to the piezoelectric elements, a plurality of drive waveforms that includes an ink-ejection drive waveform defined according to the number of times of ink ejection to be made from the corresponding nozzle, and a reset waveform which causes greater drawing of the meniscus in the corresponding nozzle than by the ink-ejection drive waveform.
07/31/14
20140210815
System and method for procedural cg eye meniscus
Systems and methods are disclosed to provide a highly convenient and practically automated system for creation of highly-realistic menisci for cg characters. Creating the meniscus in the correct place and maintaining its correlation with moving eyes and eyelids was in the past difficult.
07/31/14
20140209016
Removing a sheet from the surface of a melt using gas jets
In one embodiment, a sheet production apparatus comprises a vessel configured to hold a melt of a material. A cooling plate is disposed proximate the melt and is configured to form a sheet of the material on the melt.
07/24/14
20140205761
Method for nano-dripping 1d, 2d or 3d structures on a substrate
A method for the production of nano- or microscaled id, 2d and/or 3d depositions from an solution (6), by means of a liquid reservoir (2) for holding the ink with an outer diameter (3,d) of at least 50 nm, is proposed, wherein there is provided an electrode (7,8 or 9) in contact with said ink (6) in said capillary (2), and wherein there is a counter electrode in and/or on and/or below and/or above a substrate (15) onto which the depositions are to be produced, including the steps of: i) keeping the electrode (7, 8, 9) and the counter electrode (15, 18) on an essentially equal potential; ii) establishing a potential difference between the electrode (7, 8, 9) and the counter electrode (15, 18) leading to the growth of an ink meniscus (1) at the nozzle (3) and to the ejection of droplets (13) at this meniscus with a homogeneous size smaller than the meniscus size (11) at a homogenous ejection frequency; keeping the voltage applied while the continuously dried droplets leave behind the dispersed material which leads a structure to emerge with essentially the same diameter as a single droplet, wherein the distance between the substrate (1) and the nozzle (3) is smaller than or equal to 20 times the meniscus diameter at least at the moment of nano-droplet ejection (12); wherein the conductivity of the ink (6) is high enough to stabilize the liquid meniscus during droplet ejection;. .
07/17/14
20140198391
Eyepiece optical system
In order from the object side, a first lens having positive power with a convex observation-side surface, a second lens having negative power and a meniscus shape with a concave object-side surface, and a third lens having positive power with an observation-side surface having a smaller radius of curvature than that of an object-side surface are provided. The first, second and third lenses are single lenses.
07/10/14
20140192423
Imaging lens and imaging apparatus equipped with the imaging lens
An imaging lens substantially includes five lenses, constituted by: a first lens having a positive refractive power; a second lens having a negative refractive power; a third lens having a positive refractive power and a convex surface that faces an object side; a fourth lens having a negative refractive power and a meniscus shape with a concave surface that faces the object side; and a fifth lens having a positive refractive power, a meniscus shape with a convex surface that faces the object side, and at least one inflection point on the surface thereof toward an image side.. .
07/10/14
20140192421
Wide-angle lens, imaging apparatus, and method for manufacturing wide-angle lens
Including: a front lens group gf disposed to an object side of an aperture stop; and a rear lens group gr disposed to an image side of the aperture stop; the front lens group including a sub-lens group ga having negative refractive power, the sub-lens group ga including, in order from the most object side, at least three negative lenses, at least one of the three negative lens being an aspherical negative meniscus lens, the aspherical negative meniscus lens having a shape that negative refractive power is getting smaller from the center to the periphery, a cemented lens constructed by a positive lens, a negative lens, and a positive lens being disposed to the image side of the sub-lens group ga, and given conditional expressions being satisfied, thereby providing a wide-angle lens having high optical performance with a wide angle of view.. .
07/10/14
20140190398
System for manufacturing a crystalline material by directional crystallization provided with an additional lateral heat source
The crystallization system includes a crucible provided with a bottom and with side walls designed to contain the material to be solidified and a device for creating a main thermal gradient inside the crucible in a perpendicular direction to the bottom of the crucible. An additional inductive heating device is arranged at the level of the side walls of the crucible facing the liquid material and without overlapping with the solid phase.
07/03/14
20140185134
Infrared lens unit, image capture module, and image capture device
An infrared lens unit includes, in order from the object side, an aperture, a lens group, and a band-pass filter which passes a light beam of a prescribed wavelength band of the infrared region. The lens group further includes, in order from the object side, a first meniscus lens which has a positive power and is convex on the object side, a second meniscus lens which has a positive power and is convex on the image side, and a convex lens which has a positive power and is convex on the object side.
07/03/14
20140184895
Photographic lens optical system
First, second, third, and fourth lenses (in order from an object side) are arranged between the object and an image sensor where an image of the object is formed. The first lens may have a positive refractive power and both surfaces thereof may be convex.
07/03/14
20140184880
Photographic lens optical system
First, second, third, and fourth lenses (in order from an object side) are arranged between the object and an image sensor where an image of the object is formed. The first lens may have a positive refractive power and may be a meniscus lens that is convex toward the object.
07/03/14
20140184845
Imaging optical system, camera device and mobile information terminal device
An imaging optical system, includes: in the order from an object side to an image plane side, a first lens group having a first lens which is formed as a negative lens; a second lens group having a second lens which is formed as a plano-concave lens, a third lens which is formed as a negative meniscus lens, and a fourth lens which is formed as a biconvex lens; an aperture stop; a third lens group having a fifth lens which is formed as a biconvex lens, and a sixth lens which is formed as a biconcave lens; and a fourth lens group having a seventh lens which is formed as a negative meniscus lens.. .
06/26/14
20140180420
Tissue engineered fibrocartilage replacement
Fibrocartilage implants characterized by circumferential fiber networks embedded in arcuate or torroidal scaffolds with orthogonal fiber networks embedded therein to prevent separation of the circumferential fiber networks. The fiber networks convert axial compressive forces on the scaffolds to tensile loads on the circumferential fibers.
06/26/14
20140177065
Zoom lens
A high-power zoom lens that achieves size and price reduction, and at the same time provides high-quality imaging. This lens includes at least four lens groups arranged along an optical axis, which are moveable along the axis in order to achieve changes in magnification.
06/19/14
20140168766
Optical assembly
An optical assembly includes a light directing film having an average effective transmission of at least 1.3, a light diffusing film having an optical haze of at least 5% and a plurality of spaced apart posts disposed and defining an air gap between the light directing and diffusing films. The posts are attached to a first major surface of the substrate and an opposing second end of each post is attached to the light diffusing film via a first adhesive layer.
06/19/14
20140168764
Cell culture vessels for meniscus reduction with aqueous solutions
A meniscus reducing member for use in a vessel for containing a liquid including a surface feature overlying at least a portion of an interior surface of the vessel. The surface feature includes at least two surfaces for contacting the liquid that cooperate to reduce a width of a meniscus formed at an interface between the liquid and the surface feature by physically altering a contact angle between the liquid and the surface feature..
06/19/14
20140168501
Zoom lens and imaging apparatus
There is provided a zoom lens including, in order from an object side: a first lens group having a positive refractive power; a second lens group having a negative refractive power; a third lens group having a positive refractive power; and a fourth lens group having a positive refractive power. The second lens group includes, in order from an object side, a negative meniscus lens concave toward an image plane side, a negative lens concave toward both sides, and a positive lens convex toward both sides.
06/19/14
20140166050
Chuck for mounting a semiconductor wafer for liquid immersion processing
Chucks for mounting and retaining semiconductor wafers during processing are described, particularly suited for wafer processing involving total immersion of the wafer-chuck structure in a liquid. Chuck structures are disclosed for preventing or hindering processing chemicals from contacting and contaminating large portions of the underside of the wafer undergoing processing, limiting such chemical contact to readily cleaned, relatively small annular regions on the periphery of the wafer.
06/12/14
20140162511
Wakeboard release mechanism
Wakeboarding causes a large number of knee injuries, especially to the acl. These injuries occur from large tensile, compressive and rotational forces on the knees.
06/12/14
20140161844
Crosslinker enhanced repair of connective tissues
A protein crosslinker delivery device includes a body and a protein crosslinker held in a synthetic or natural biodegradable polymer. The body, a coating on the body, or an attachment to the body can contain the protein crosslinker holding biodegradable polymer.
06/12/14
20140159094
Wavelength-converting light emitting diode (led) chip and led device equipped with chip
A wavelength-converted light emitting diode (led) chip is provided. The wavelength-converted led chip includes an led chip and a wavelength-converted layer.
06/05/14
20140153115
Photographing lens and electronic device
A photographing lens and an electronic device including the same are provided. The photographing lens includes a first lens, a second lens, a meniscus third lens, a meniscus fourth lens, and a fifth lens.
06/05/14
20140153108
Variable magnification optical system and imaging apparatus
A variable-magnification optical-system substantially consists of a first-lens-group having positive-refractive-power, a second-lens-group having negative-refractive-power, a third-lens-group having negative-refractive-power, a fourth-lens-group having negative-refractive-power, an aperture-stop, and a fifth-lens-group having positive-refractive-power in this order from an object-side along an optical-axis. The second-lens-group, third-lens-group and fourth-lens-group move when magnification is changed from a wide-angle-end to a telephoto-end.
05/29/14
20140146404
Imaging lens, and imaging apparatus including the imaging lens
An imaging lens substantially consists of a negative first lens group and a positive second lens group in this order from the object side. The first lens group substantially consists of only a first lens, which is one biconcave lens.
05/29/14
20140146397
Variable magnification optical system and imaging apparatus
A variable magnification optical system includes a relay lens group (a fifth lens group) substantially consisting of a relay front group and a relay rear group with a predetermined air space therebetween, and which is fixed during magnification change and has image formation action, and an extender lens group insertably and detachably arranged between the relay front group and the relay rear group, and which extends a focal length toward a telephoto side without changing an image formation position. The extender lens group substantially consists of a first lens group having positive refractive power and a second lens group having negative refractive power in this order from an object side.
05/29/14
20140144608
Evaporation-assisted heat dissipation apparatus
An evaporation-assisted heat dissipation apparatus includes a heat sink, a fan, and a spraying member. The spraying member includes a water tank, a water transmitting tube, and a plurality of water output tubes.
05/22/14
20140141503
Cell culture substrate having uniform surface coating
An article for culturing cells includes (i) a substrate having a surface; (ii) a plurality of pillars extending from the surface of the substrate; and (iii) a polymeric coating disposed on the surface of the substrate between the pillars, forming a plurality of mini-menisci on the surface of the substrate between the plurality of pillars. The mini-menisci may have diameters of from about 20 to about 250 micrometers.
05/22/14
20140141438
Devices and method for positioning dried reagent in microfluidic devices
A microfluidic device may include a sample distribution network including a plurality of sample chambers configured to be loaded with biological sample for biological testing of the biological sample while in the sample chambers, the biological sample having a meniscus that moves within the sample chambers during loading. The sample distribution network may further include a plurality of inlet channels, each inlet channel being in flow communication with and configured to flow biological sample to a respective sample chamber, and a plurality of outlet channels, each outlet channel being in flow communication and configured to flow biological sample from a respective sample chamber.
05/22/14
20140139932
Imaging lens, camera and personal digital assistant
An imaging lens includes in order from an object side a first lens group including a positive refractive power and a second lens group having a negative refractive power, the first lens group and the second lens group including a widest air space therebetween, the first lens group including in order from the object side a negative first lens having a concave face on the object side, a positive second lens having a convex face on both sides, an aperture stop, a negative third lens having a concave face on the object side, a positive fourth lens having a convex face on an image side and a positive fifth lens having a convex face on the image side, and the second lens group including a negative meniscus sixth lens having a concave face on the object side.. .
05/15/14
20140133036
Zoom lens and imaging apparatus
A zoom lens includes a first lens-group having positive refractive power, a second lens-group having negative refractive power, a third lens-group having positive refractive power, and a fourth lens-group having positive refractive power, in this order from an object side, and a stop located between a most image-side surface of the second lens-group and a most image-side surface of the third lens-group. Distances between the lens-groups change when magnification is changed from a wide-angle end to a telephoto end.
05/15/14
20140132664
Inkjet printing apparatus and clogged nozzle recovering method
The present invention provides an inkjet printing apparatus in which aggregate or the like clogged in a nozzle is sucked to recover the clogged nozzle and provides a clogged nozzle recovering method. The inkjet printing apparatus in accordance with the present invention includes a cap which is structured to cover some of plural nozzles formed in a nozzle face of a head of an inkjet printer, a pressure sensor which acquires a pressure in an inside of the cap in a state that the some of the plural nozzles are covered by the cap, a suction means which sucks the inside of the cap with a pressure lower than a negative pressure at which a meniscus of a nozzle that is not covered with the cap is broken, and a nozzle recovery judgment means which judges recovery of a nozzle by comparing a reference pressure value, which is obtained when nozzles without being clogged are covered by the cap and sucked and is stored beforehand, with a pressure value which is outputted from the pressure sensor..
05/08/14
20140126068
Imaging lens and imaging apparatus
An imaging lens provided with a negative first lens group and a positive second lens group arranged in order from the object side. The first lens group is composed of a first group first lens which is a negative single lens, and the second lens group is composed of a positive second group first lens, a positive second group second lens, and a negative second group third lens arranged in order from the object side.
05/08/14
20140126059
Zoom lens and imaging apparatus
A zoom lens includes a first lens group having positive refractive power, a second lens group having negative refractive power, a third lens group having positive refractive power, and a fourth lens group having positive refractive power, which are in this order from an object side, and a stop located between a most image-side surface of the second lens group and a most image-side surface of the third lens group. Distances between the lens groups change when magnification is changed from a wide angle end to a telephoto end.
05/08/14
20140125947
Plastic lens
The present invention provides a plastic lens capable of suppressing deformation while having a photochromic film. A plastic lens according to the present invention is configured to include a plastic substrate formed in a meniscus shape with a concave surface and a convex surface, a photochromic film provided on the convex surface of the plastic substrate, and a stress compensation film provided on the concave surface of the plastic substrate..
05/08/14
20140125735
Print head and inkjet printing apparatus
A print head includes an energy generating element, a chamber for accommodating liquid, and an ejection opening for ejecting liquid from the chamber, thus applying the energy to the liquid in the chamber from the energy generating element to eject the liquid from the ejection opening, wherein the ejection opening includes at least two projections convex to an inside of the ejection opening in a cross section perpendicular to a liquid ejecting direction and has a tapered angle Φ1 in regard to the liquid ejecting direction, enabling a meniscus of the liquid to be formed therebetween at the liquid ejecting time, and an outer edge portion has a tapered angle Φ2 in regard to the liquid ejecting direction, wherein the tapered angles Φ1 and Φ2 are defined to meet a formula of 0°≦Φ1≦10° and a formula of Φ2>Φ1.. .
05/08/14
20140125720
Pressure regulation system
A pressure regulation system for a high throughput inkjet printer uses a peristaltic pump to provide a meniscus vacuum to the printheads. A peristaltic pump is a small and inexpensive device which can produce a low flow rate suitable for achieving the relatively small meniscus vacuum required by drop on demand systems.
05/08/14
20140123893
Continuous analyte sensors and methods of making same
Described here are embodiments of processes and systems for the continuous manufacturing of implantable continuous analyte sensors. In some embodiments, a method is provided for sequentially advancing an elongated conductive body through a plurality of stations, each configured to treat the elongated conductive body.
05/01/14
20140120197
Liquefier assembly for use in extrusion-based additive manufacturing systems
A liquefier assembly for use in an extrusion-based additive manufacturing system, the liquefier assembly comprising a downstream portion having a first average inner cross-sectional area, and an upstream having a second average inner cross-sectional area that is less than the first inner cross-sectional area, the upstream portion defining a shoulder configured to restrict movement of a melt meniscus of a consumable material.. .
05/01/14
20140118849
Imaging lens and imaging apparatus using the same
An imaging lens formed of 4 lenses, in which a negative first lens having a meniscus shape with a convex surface on the object side, a biconvex positive second lens, a negative third lens having a concave surface on the image side, and a positive fourth lens having a convex surface on the object side, arranged in order from the object side, and the imaging lens satisfies conditional expressions (1): l12/f<0.82; (2): 2.3<l12×r2f2/f2<10.0; (5): −1.3<f1/f<−0.9; and (6): 48<v1 simultaneously, where, l12 is the air equivalent distance between the first lens and the second lens, f is the focal length of the entire lens system, r2f is the radius of curvature of the object side lens surface of the second lens, f1 is the focal length of the first lens, and v1 is the abbe number of the first lens with respect to the d-line.. .
05/01/14
20140118847
Imaging lens
An exemplary embodiment of the present invention relates to an imaging lens, the imaging lens including, in an ordered way from an object side, a first lens having positive (+) refractive power, a second lens having negative (−) refractive power, a third lens having positive (+) refractive power, a fourth lens having negative (−) refractive power, and a fifth lens having a negative (−) refractive power, wherein the third lens takes a meniscus shape convexly formed at an object side.. .
05/01/14
20140116476
Systems for surface treatment of semiconductor substrates using sequential chemical applications
Systems for removing post etch polymer residue from etched surface includes a first proximity head to introduce a first cleaning chemistry as a first meniscus to a portion of the surface of the substrate so as to cover a length that extends to at least a diameter of the substrate and a first width that is less than the diameter of the substrate. A second proximity head is configured to introduce a second cleaning chemistry as a second meniscus to the portion so as to cover the length that extends to the diameter and a second width that is less than the diameter of the substrate.
04/24/14
20140113277
Ultrasonic biological sample analysis apparatus and methods
An ultrasonic sample evaluation process in which a vial containing a liquid medium is placed on a receptacle and a ultrasonic source signal is propagated upwards in the vertical direction through the liquid medium. A number of reflected ultrasonic signals is received at the bottom of the sample vial and evaluated to identify a pattern characteristic of a reflection off the meniscus, and the presence of a pattern characteristic of a collection implement located in the liquid medium.
04/24/14
20140111874
Optical system for camera
Disclosed herein is an optical system for a camera. The optical system for a camera includes: a first lens having positive refractive power and a meniscus shape concave toward an image; a second lens having negative refractive power and a shape concave toward the image; a third lens having the positive refractive power and a shape convex toward an object; a fourth lens having the positive refractive power and a shape convex toward the image; and a fifth lens having the negative refractive power, a shape convex toward the object and concave to the image, and one or more inflection point provided on an image surface..
04/24/14
20140111850
Near infrared lens
The present invention discloses a near infrared lens, comprising four groups of lenses along the optical axis from the object space to the image space, wherein, the first lens is a meniscus-shaped lens with negative focal power, with the convex side facing the object space, and has aspherical surfaces; the second lens is a meniscus-shaped lens with positive or negative focal power, with the convex side facing the image space; the third lens is a convexo-convex, convexo-plane, or meniscus-shaped lens with positive focal power, and the convex side of the lens faces the object space if the lens is a convexo-plane or meniscus-shaped lens; the fourth lens is a lens with positive focal power, and has aspherical surfaces. With the above design, the near infrared lens can achieve high imaging quality and low distortion effects with large aperture and wide viewing angle..
04/24/14
20140110371
Method of manufacturing roll-shaped mold and method of manufacturing product having concave-convex microstructure on surface thereof
A method of manufacturing a roll-shaped mold includes: an immersing step of immersing a roll-shaped mold main body into a treatment agent; a first removing step of exposing a portion of the mold main body from a liquid level of the treatment agent in which a central axis of the mold main body is inclined with respect to a horizontal surface; a second removing step in which the mold main body is moved in relation to the liquid level of the treatment agent in which a meniscus is sustained between the exposed portion of the mold main body and the liquid level of the treatment agent and thereby further exposing the mold main body; and a third removing step of removing the entire mold main body from the treatment agent in which the central axis of the mold main body is inclined with respect to the horizontal surface.. .
04/17/14
20140104704
Optical system for camera
Disclosed herein is an optical system for a camera. The optical system for a camera includes: a first lens having positive refractive power and a meniscus shape concave toward an image; a second lens having negative refractive power and a shape concave toward the image; a third lens having the positive refractive power and a shape convex toward an object; a fourth lens having the positive refractive power and a shape convex toward the image; and a fifth lens having the negative refractive power, a shape convex toward the object and concave to the image, and one or more inflection point provided on an image surface..
04/17/14
20140104702
Imaging lens and imaging apparatus
An imaging lens substantially consists of five lenses of a first lens having a meniscus shape with its convex surface facing an object side and negative refractive power, a second lens having negative refractive power, and the image-side surface of which has a convex shape facing an image side in the vicinity of an optical axis, a third lens having positive refractive power, a stop, a fourth lens having positive refractive power, and a fifth lens having negative refractive power. At least one of the surfaces of the first lens through the fifth lens is aspherical.
04/10/14
20140098428
Imaging lens and imaging apparatus including the imaging lens
An imaging lens substantially consists of five lenses of an aspheric first lens having a convex surface facing an object side and positive refractive power, an aspheric second lens having a concave surface facing the object side and negative refractive power, an aspheric third lens having a meniscus shape in which its object-side surface is convex toward the object side, and positive refractive power, an aspheric fourth lens having negative refractive power and a fifth lens having a convex surface facing the object side and positive refractive power, which are in this order from the object side. Further, the imaging lens satisfies predetermined conditional formulas..
04/10/14
20140098353
Lithographic apparatus and device manufacturing method
A liquid confinement system for use in immersion lithography is disclosed in which the meniscus of liquid between the liquid confinement system and the substrate is pinned substantially in place by a meniscus pinning feature. The meniscus pinning feature comprises a plurality of discrete outlets arranged in a polygonal shape..
04/03/14
20140092489
Imaging lens and imaging apparatus
An imaging lens consists of a first-lens having a meniscus-shape with its convex-surface facing an object-side and negative-refractive-power and second through fifth lenses, at least one of the surfaces of each of which is aspherical. An image-side surface of the second-lens has a concave-shape facing an image-side.
04/03/14
20140092488
Lens assembly
A lens assembly includes a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens and a fifth lens, all of which are arranged in sequence from an object side to an image side along an optical axis. The first lens is with positive refractive power and includes a convex surface facing the object side.
03/27/14
20140085528
Zoom lens and image-pickup apparatus having the same
A zoom lens includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, a third lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens unit having a positive refractive power. Each lens unit moves so that a distance between adjacent lens units changes during zooming.
03/20/14
20140078600
Imaging lens and imaging apparatus including the imaging lens
An imaging lens substantially consists of five lenses of a first lens having positive-power and a meniscus shape with its convex surface facing an object side, and at least one of the surfaces of which is aspherical, a second lens having negative-power and a concave surface facing an image side, and at least one of the surfaces of which is aspherical, a third lens having negative-power and a convex surface facing the object side, and at least one of the surfaces of which is aspherical, a fourth lens having positive-power and a convex surface facing the object side, and at least one of the surfaces of which is aspherical, and a fifth lens having negative-power and a concave surface facing the image side, and at least one of the surfaces of which is aspherical, which are in this order from the object side. A predetermined formula is satisfied..
03/13/14
20140074157
Pre-tied surgical knots for use with suture passers
Sutures with pre-tied knots for use in percutaneous surgical procedures. Described herein are pre-tied sutures and methods of using them that may be used with a suture passer for percutaneously suturing tissue, including percutaneously passing and securing a loop of suture around a tear in a meniscus tissue of the knee.
03/13/14
20140071334
Imaging lens and imaging device
An imaging lens is constituted of, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens element having a positive refractive power and having a convex surface toward the object side; a second lens element of a meniscus shape having a negative refractive power and having a concave surface toward an image side; a third lens element having a positive refractive power and having a convex surface toward the image side; a fourth lens element of a meniscus shape having a negative refractive power and having a convex surface toward the image side; and a fifth lens element of a meniscus shape and having a concave surface toward the image side.. .
03/06/14
20140065597
Apparatuses for and methods of processing cells and related structures
Apparatus for processing life-based organic particles, including particles selected from the list comprising cells, cellular spheroids, tissues, eukaryotes, micro-organisms, organs or embryos, comprises a hollow volume (10) that (a) is internally divided into at least first (14), second (16) and third (17) sub-volumes by at least two phaseguides (12, 13) formed inside the volume and (b) includes parts that are relatively upstream and relatively downstream when judged with reference to the movement of a meniscus or a bulk liquid in the volume (10). The apparatus includes at least first, second and third fluid conduits (19, 21, 22) connected to permit fluid communication between the upstream exterior of the volume (10) and a respective said sub-volume (14, 16, 17); and at least one further conduit (24) connected to permit fluid communication between the downstream exterior of the volume (10) and a said sub-volume.
03/06/14
20140063620
Photographing lens optical system
A lens optical system including first, second, third, fourth, and fifth lenses that are sequentially arranged between an object and an image sensor on which an image of the object is formed. The first lens may have a positive refractive power and may be biconvex.
03/06/14
20140063612
Projector zoom lens and projector
A projector zoom lens includes a first lens group having a negative refractive power and a second lens group having a positive refractive power. The first lens group includes a first front group having a negative refractive power and a first rear group having a positive refractive power, including a positive meniscus lens with a convex surface on an enlargement side.
03/06/14
20140063596
Photographing lens optical system
A lens optical system including first, second, third, fourth, and fifth lenses sequentially arranged between an object and an image sensor on which an image of the object is formed, in order from a side of the object. The first lens has a positive (+) refractive power and is biconvex.
03/06/14
20140063104
Inkjet recording apparatus
An inkjet recording apparatus according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes nozzle, pressuring chambers, piezoelectric element, ambient condition obtaining portion, application portion, and control portion. Control portion causes application portion to output ejection driving-voltage by which piezoelectric element is deformed so as to eject droplets from nozzles in printing period in printing state, and causes application portion to output vibration driving-voltage by which piezoelectric element is vibrated so as to vibrate meniscus in each nozzle in non-printing period between printing periods in printing state.


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