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04/17/14
20140104704
 Optical system for camera patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailImaging 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 patent thumbnailLithographic 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 patent thumbnailImaging 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 patent thumbnailLens 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 patent thumbnailZoom 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 patent thumbnailImaging 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 patent thumbnailPre-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 patent thumbnailImaging 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.
02/27/14
20140055869
Zoom lens, optical apparatus, and method for manufacturing zoom lens
Provided is a zoom lens, including, in order from an object: a first lens group (g1) having positive refractive power; a second lens group (g2) having negative refractive power; a third lens group (g3) having positive refractive power; and a fourth lens group (g4) having positive refractive power. The first lens group (g1 includes only, in order from the object, a cemented lens of a negative lens (l11) and a positive lens (l12), and a positive meniscus lens (l13) having a convex surface facing the object, an aperture stop (s) for determining brightness is disposed to the object side of the third lens group (g3), and upon zooming, all of the four groups (g1 to g4) move and the aperture stop (s) moves together with the third lens group (g3), and the conditional expression νdp1>85.0 is satisfied, where νdp1 denotes an abbe number of the positive lens (l12), which is disposed closest to the object in the first lens group (g1), at the d-line as a standard..
02/27/14
20140055659
Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus
The zoom lens includes first to fourth lens units respectively having negative, positive, negative and positive refractive powers and being moved during zooming. The first lens unit includes 1-1 and 1-2 negative lenses each having a meniscus shape with an object side convex surface.
02/27/14
20140053644
Moisture resistant air data probes
An air data probe includes a probe head. The probe head defines a longitudinal axis with a forward tip and aft base and includes a wall tap port inlet defined in the probe head aft between the forward tip and the aft base.
02/20/14
20140050689
Tissue grafted with a biodegradable polymer
Novel implantable tissue fixation methods and compositions are disclosed. Methods and compositions of tissue, fixed using polymeric and/or variable length crosslinks, and di- or polymercapto compounds are described.
02/20/14
20140049839
Image capturing lens and image capturing apparatus provided with the image capturing lens
An image capturing lens which substantially consists of five lenses, composed of a first aspherical lens having a convex surface on the object side and a positive refractive power; a second aspherical lens having a concave surface on the image side and a negative refractive power; a third aspherical lens having a positive refractive power near the optical axis; a fourth aspherical lens having a negative refractive power; and a fifth aspherical lens which is a meniscus lens having a concave surface on the image side and a negative refractive power, arranged in this order from the object side, and satisfies predetermined conditional expressions.. .
02/20/14
20140049835
Wide-angle projection lens and projection display device using the same
A first lens group including two aspherical lenses, a second lens group consisting of three negative meniscus lenses, each negative meniscus lens having a convex surface facing the enlargement side, a third lens group having a negative refractive power and including at least one cemented lens, and a fourth lens group having a positive refractive power and including at least two cemented lenses and one aspherical lens are arranged in this order from the enlargement side. Predetermined conditional expressions are satisfied..
02/13/14
20140042676
Device to inject solid material into a bath of liquid metal, and corresponding method
Device and method for injecting solid material in particles, powder or granulated form, of varying grain size. The device comprises a tubular pipe which can be applied on a lateral wall of a melting furnace so as to dispose its exit end inside the volume of the melting furnace and above the meniscus of the liquid metal.
02/13/14
20140042576
Photoelectric conversion apparatus
A photoelectric conversion apparatus includes a lens array including a plurality of convex meniscus lenses. Each of the convex meniscus lenses is provided between a first member and a second member.
02/13/14
20140041226
Method and apparatus for physical confinement of a liquid meniscus over a semiconductor wafer
Apparatus, methods and systems for physically confining a liquid medium applied over a semiconductor wafer include a chemical head. The chemical head including multiple first return conduits formed from a first flat region in a head surface and multiple second return conduits formed from a second flat region in the head surface.
02/06/14
20140035978
Method of driving liquid ejection head and liquid ejection apparatus
A method of driving a liquid ejection head includes preparing a liquid ejection head including first and second flow paths, and a piezoelectric element, a first step of applying a first voltage, which expands the second flow path, to the piezoelectric element while a meniscus of a liquid recessed from an orifice toward the second flow path is formed in a first flow path to move the meniscus to the second flow path, a second step of applying a second voltage, which contracts the second flow path, to the piezoelectric element while the meniscus that moves toward the first flow path is positioned in the second flow path to move the liquid to the first flow path, and a third step of applying a third voltage, which expands the second flow path, to the piezoelectric element to eject the liquid from the orifice after the liquid projects from the orifice.. .
02/06/14
20140034096
Acoustic assisted single wafer wet clean for semiconductor wafer process
An apparatus for cleaning a substrate includes a dispense head configured to supply a liquid medium as a meniscus to the surface of the substrate and a rinse head that is equipped with at least an inlet conduit to supply rinse chemical to a top substrate surface as a meniscus. An outlet conduit is disposed on either side of the inlet conduit and is configured to remove the rinse chemical and liquid medium from the substrate surface.
01/30/14
20140031933
Implantable device and method to replace the meniscus of the knee and other body structures
A meniscus implant including a c-shaped scaffold having an arcuate middle section extending between an anterior end and a posterior end. A reinforcing network of fibers independent from the scaffold is embedded therein.
01/30/14
20140029113
Photographing lens and photographing apparatus
A photographing lens and a photographing apparatus including the photographing lens. The photographing lens includes a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens, and a fifth lens that are arranged sequentially from an object side.
01/23/14
20140022436
Zoom lens and imaging apparatus including the same
A zoom lens includes a first lens group having a positive refractive power; a second lens group having a negative refractive power; a third lens group including a first sub-lens group having a positive refractive power, an iris, and a second sub-lens group having a positive refractive power; and a fourth lens group having a positive refractive power, wherein the first to fourth lens groups are sequentially arranged from an object side to an image side, the distance between each of the first through fourth lens groups changes when zooming, the surface of the lens closest to the image side in the first sub-lens group is concave, the lens closest to the object side in the second sub-lens group is a meniscus lens concave towards the object side, and the lens located closest to the object side in the third lens group is an aspheric lens.. .
01/16/14
20140018827
Meniscus reattachment device
In a meniscus reattachment device, with at least one needle and at least one implant, the implant is intended to have at least one extensible subsidiary surface.. .
01/16/14
20140016214
Image-forming lens, and camera device and portable information terminal device with the image-forming lens
An image forming lens consists of from an object side to an image side in the following order: a first group with a positive refractive power; an aperture stop; and a second group with a positive refractive power, wherein the second group includes, from the object side to the image side in the following order, a biconvex lens, a biconcave lens, a negative meniscus lens a convex surface of which faces the image side, a biconvex lens, and a positive meniscus lens a convex surface of which faces the image side.. .
01/16/14
20140015999
Imaging lens and imaging apparatus
An imaging lens consists of a negative first-lens, a first-cemented-lens of a second-lens and a third-lens, a stop, a positive fourth-lens, and a second-cemented-lens of a fifth-lens and a sixth-lens in this order from an object-side. The first-lens has a plano-concave or meniscus shape with a concave image-side surface.
01/09/14
20140008804
Copper interconnects separated by air gaps and method of making thereof
A semiconductor device including a plurality of copper interconnects. At least a first portion of the plurality of copper interconnects has a meniscus in a top surface.
12/26/13
20130340883
Apparatus for and methods of processing liquids or liquid-based substances
Apparatus for processing liquids or liquid-based substances includes a plurality of volumes at least two of which are defined at least in part by one or more phaseguides inside the volume and/or in a conduit connected thereto for controlling aliquoting of one or more liquids or liquid-based substances inside the volume. Each volume has an upstream and downstream side with respect to meniscus advancement direction via which it may be filled with or emptied of one or more liquids or liquid-based substances.
12/19/13
20130335836
Imaging lens apparatus
An imaging lens apparatus comprises four lenses with refractive power by which lead the light from the object side to the image side: a first lens with a convex object-side surface and positive refractive power, at least one surface of the first lens is aspheric; an aperture stop set next to the first lens; a second lens which is a biconcave lens with negative refractive power, at least one surface of the second lens is aspheric; a third lens which is a positive meniscus lens with a concave object-side surface, both side of the third lens are aspheric; and a fourth lens which is a negative meniscus lens with a convex object-side surface, both side of the fourth lens are aspheric with at least one inflection point; and the imaging lens apparatus satisfy the conditions below: . .
12/12/13
20130327492
Crystallizer for continuous casting
Crystallizer for continuous casting, having a monolithic tubular structure defined by lateral walls (12) in the thickness of which channels (11) are made in which a cooling liquid flows, wherein two adjacent lateral walls (12) define a corner or s edge zone. On at least one longitudinal portion (c) of at least one of the lateral walls (12) and/or of at least one of the corner zones, defining a zone in correspondence with which, during use, the meniscus of the liquid metal is located, a reduction in thickness (13) is made, starting from the external surface, determining a cross section with a reduced area with respect to the remaining longitudinal portions of the monolithic tubular structure..
12/05/13
20130321933
Imaging lens apparatus
An imaging lens apparatus comprises two lenses with refractive function, from the object side to the image side: a first lens which is a positive meniscus lens with a convex object-side surface, an aperture; and a second lens which is a negative meniscus lens with a concave object-side lens. Both surfaces of said first and second lens are aspheric, and the imaging lens apparatus satisfy the following equations: 1.35<n1<1.57; 1.60<n2<1.65; v1≧50; v2<30; wherein, n1 is the refractivity of the first lens, n2 is the refractivity of the second lens, v1 is the abbe number of the first lens, and v2 is the abbe number of the second lens..
12/05/13
20130319629
Crystallizer for continuous casting
Crystallizer for continuous casting, having a monolithic structure defined by lateral walls in the thickness of which channels (11) are made in which a cooling liquid flows. The channels (11) are geometrically sized so as to define, in a zone substantially astride the meniscus (m), an increased transit speed of the cooling liquid, wherein by increased speed it is intended that in at least some of the cooling channels (11) the speed of transit of the cooling liquid is greater in the zone astride the meniscus (m) compared with a zone below or above said zone astride the meniscus (m)..
11/28/13
20130314588
Telephoto lens system
A telephoto lens system including a first lens group having a positive refractive power and including a negative lens that is disposed closest to an object side and has a meniscus shape that is convex toward the object side; a second lens group having a negative refractive power and including a single negative lens that moves along an optical axis and performs focusing; and a third lens group having a positive refractive power, wherein the first through third lens groups are disposed sequentially from the object side toward the image side, and the telephoto lens system satisfies the following condition, 0.5<. .
11/28/13
20130313756
Process planning of meniscus shapes for fabricating smooth surfaces in mask image projection based additive manufacturing
A system may produce a desired three dimensional object that includes a tank that holds a liquid that solidifies upon exposure to light; a controllable stage that controllably moves within the tank; a controllable light source that emits a light image in a controllable pattern; and a controller that controls the controllable stage and the controllable light source so as to cause at least three cascaded layers to be sequentially solidified in the liquid that collectively approximate at least a section of the desired three dimensional object and that collectively form at least one up-facing step at their outer edges; and, following the solidification of the at least three cascaded layers, cause a meniscus of the liquid to form and solidify in the at least one up-facing step. The controller may control the number and/or width of the sequentially solidified cascaded layers..
11/14/13
20130304209
Biologic partial meniscus and method of preparation
Biologic partial menisci (biologic partial meniscal replacements/constructs) used to replace at least a part of a meniscus, and methods of forming such biologic partial menisci. Meniscal cartilage is employed to form a moldable allograft paste.
11/14/13
20130301147
Imaging lens system
An imaging lens system includes, from the object side, an aperture stop, a positive first lens convex to the object side, a negative second lens, a positive third lens convex to the object side, a positive meniscus fourth lens convex to the image side, and a negative biconcave fifth lens, and fulfills the conditional formulae 0.8<f/f1<1.30, 0.5<f4/f1<0.90, 0.6<d4/d3<2.0, and 0.80<r3_1/f<2.20, where f is the focal length of the entire imaging lens system, f1 and f4 are the focal lengths of the first and fourth lenses, d3 is the axial thickness of the second lens, d4 is the axial aerial distance between the second and third lenses, and r3_1 is the radius of curvature of the object-side surface of the third lens on the optical axis.. .
11/14/13
20130301143
Lens system and optical apparatus
A lens system comprising, in order from an object side: a first lens group g1; and a second lens group g2 having positive refractive power; the first lens group g1 including a sub-lens group gs11 having positive refractive power, and a sub-lens group gs12 having negative refractive power, the sub-lens group gs12 having negative refractive power including a meniscus lens having a convex surface facing the object side, given conditions being satisfied, thereby providing a lens system having high optical performance with excellently correcting various aberrations, and an optical apparatus equipped therewith.. .
11/07/13
20130296396
Compositions for delivery of therapeutics into the eyes and methods for making and using same
The present invention provides for compositions for administering a therapeutically effective amount of a therapeutic component. The compositions may include an ophthalmically acceptable carrier component; a therapeutically effective amount of a therapeutic component; and a retention component which may be effective to reduce wettability, induce viscosity, increase muco-adhesion, increase meniscus height on a cornea of an eye and/or increase physical apposition to a cornea of an eye of a composition..
11/07/13
20130294465
Highly efficient 3rd harmonic generation in nd: yag laser
The specification and drawings present an apparatus and a method for intra-cavity harmonic generation in lasers such as solid-state lasers using a multi-resonance cavity with meniscus lenses for focusing corresponding wavelength radiation components on non-linear optical elements such as non-linear optical crystals using type i or type ii phase-matching for significantly increasing efficiency of the harmonic conversion and output powers of generated harmonics. Using only type i or only type ii phase-matching for all non-linear crystals may eliminate the requirement of linear-polarization on the fundamental laser wavelength generation.
11/07/13
20130293970
Two lens module including a plano-convex lens
An optical module (10) comprises a positive meniscus lens (16) having a focal length f1 and comprising a first convex optical surface (12) and a second concave optical surface (20), and a plano-convex lens (22) having a focal length f1 and comprising a third flat optical surface (24) and a fourth convex optical surface (26) from an object side (12) to an image side (14). The curvatures of the four optical surfaces (12, 20, 24, 26) are defined by the equation: zi=curviyi2/(1+(1+ki)curvi2yi2)½)+(ai)yi2+(bi)yi4+(ci)yi6+(di)yi8, and the two lenses are defined by 0.35<f1/f2<0.90, 0.30<conv2/conv<0.70, and 0.50<m1/m2<1.20; where: i is the surface number (i=1 to 4); for the i-th surface, zi is the distance between a point on the aspheric surface at the height of yi above the optical axis and a plane tangent to the aspheric surface at the intersection of the surface with the optical axis; ki is the conic constant; curvi is the curvature at the intersection of the surface with the optical axis with curv3=0; ai, bi, ci, di are the aspheric coefficients of the 2nd, 4nd, 6nd and 8nd order with a3=0, b3=0, c3=0, d3=0; ri is the effective radius of aperture; mi=(1−(1+ki)(curvi)2(ri)2)½; and conv2 and conv are the convergence of the second lens (22) and the complete lens module (10), respectively..
10/31/13
20130286488
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..
10/31/13
20130284217
Substrate cleaning system using stabilized fluid solutions
A substrate cleaning systems are provided. One system includes a proximity head system for applying a meniscus to a surface of a substrate during a cleaning operation.
10/24/13
20130279023
Miniature lens
A miniature lens includes an aperture, a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens, and a fifth lens in order along an optical axis from an object side to an image side. The first lens is a meniscus lens having a positive refractive power, and a convex side thereof faces the object side.
10/24/13
20130278714
Wide angle lens, imaging optical device and digital equipment
A wide angle lens, which forms an image on an image pickup device having a curved imaging surface, has a whole angle of view of 120° or more and comprises a first lens, a second lens and a third lens in this order from an object side. The first lens is a meniscus lens having a convex surface facing the object side, the second lens has a positive power and the third lens has a concave surface facing an image side.
10/17/13
20130271852
Super wide angle lens arrangement for infrared applications
The invention relates to high resolution, super wide angle optical assemblies for ir imaging. More particularly, a wide-angle optical assembly for an ir camera is described, comprising a lens system consisting of an object-side lens (2) and an image-side lens (3), and an aperture stop (1) on the object-side of the assembly, wherein: the object-side lens (2) and the image-side lens (3) are positive meniscus lenses; all centers of vertex radii of the lens surfaces are oriented towards the object-side, defining for each lens a concave surface and a convex surface; the thickness (8) of the object-side lens (2) is larger than 0.60 efl; the thickness (9) of the image-side lens (3) is between 0.30 efl and 0.70 efl; 0.95<bfl/efl<1.2; and, the efl amounts to between 55% and 75% of the image plan diagonal.
10/17/13
20130271642
Image pickup lens, image pickup apparatus and portable terminal
Image pickup lens comprises: in order from an object side, a first lens having positive refractive power and a convex surface facing toward the object side; a meniscus-shaped second lens having negative refractive power and a convex surface facing toward the object side; a third lens having positive or negative refractive power; a fourth lens having positive refractive power and a convex surface facing toward an image side; and a fifth lens having negative refractive power and a concave surface facing toward the image side. An image-side surface of the fifth lens has an aspherical shape and inflection points at positions other than an intersection point with an optical axis, and the image pickup lens satisfies: 1.5<f12/f<3.0, where f12 is composite focal length of the first lens and the second lens, and f is focal length of an entire image pickup lens system..
10/17/13
20130270734
Treatment method for mold tool surface
The average roughness ra of a mold tool surface that comes into contact with a material to be molded measured for a measurement area 10 μm square or smaller is equal to or lower than 5 nm, and fine granular projection structures having diameters ranging from 10 to 80 nm and heights ranging from 10 to 40 nm are formed on the mold tool surface with a density of 400 /μm2 or higher. The frictional force due to the anchoring effect or the digging effect is reduced, and the adhesive force due to meniscus is also reduced.
10/10/13
20130265653
Imaging lens, optical apparatus equipped therewith and method for manufacturing imaging lens
An imaging lens sl installed in a single-lens reflex digital camera includes, in order from an object side, a first lens group g1, and a second lens group g2 having positive refractive power. The first lens group g1 includes, in order from the object side, a first lens component l11 having a negative meniscus shape with a convex surface facing the object side, a second lens component l12 having a negative meniscus shape with a convex surface facing the object side, and a third lens component l13.
10/10/13
20130263656
Volumetric measurement
Disclosed is a method of determining a volume of liquid in a sample tube, comprising the steps of capturing an image of the sample tube, determining a first region of interest within the sample tube based upon pre-stored information concerning dimensional properties of the sample tube, scanning the first region of interest to detect the position of a meniscus indicative of an upper extent of the liquid, and using said meniscus position together with certain pre-stored properties of the sample tube to determine a volume of liquid in the tube and outputting said volume. Also disclosed is an apparatus for performing the method..
09/19/13
20130242411
Photographic lens optical system
A lens optical system includes first, second, third, fourth, and fifth lenses that are arranged between an object and an image sensor where an image of the object is formed, in order from an object side, wherein the first lens has a positive (+) refractive power and an incident surface that is convex toward the object, the second lens has a negative (−) refractive power and a meniscus shape that is convex toward the object, the third lens has a positive (+) refractive power and both convex surfaces, the fourth lens has a positive (+) refractive power and a meniscus shape that is convex toward the image sensor, and the fifth lens has a negative (−) refractive power and an incident surface and an exit surface, at least one of the incident surface and the exit surface is an aspherical surface.. .
09/19/13
20130242362
Image-forming lens, image reader, and image-forming device
An image-forming lens includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first group having a negative power as a whole, the first group consisting of a positive meniscus lens having a convex surface on the object side and a negative meniscus lens having a convex surface on the object side, the positive meniscus lens and the negative meniscus lens being cemented, an aperture stop, a second group consisting of a positive meniscus lens having a convex surface on the image side, a third group consisting of a positive meniscus lens having a convex surface on the image side, a fourth group consisting of a lens having a negative power, and a fifth group consisting of a biconcave lens.. .
09/12/13
20130238090
Processor controlled intraocular lens system
The present invention relates generally to an intraocular lens system controlled with a processor, including a liquid meniscus lens and supporting electronics. Embodiments may include intraocular lens systems of various shapes and sizes, liquid meniscus lens components of various shapes and sizes, variations in supporting electronics with corresponding variations in lens function..
09/12/13
20130238040
Devices, systems and methods for meniscus repair
Described herein are meniscus suture passers for repair of the meniscus of the knee. These devices are typically suture passers that may include an elongate body having a pair of arms.
09/05/13
20130229618
Liquid meniscus lens with improved saline formulation
The present invention relates generally to a high-efficiency electrowetting saline solution formulation. Specific embodiments include high-efficiency electrowetting saline formulations that maximize the electrical performance of an arcuate liquid meniscus lens incorporated in an ophthalmic lens and operated using direct current..
09/05/13
20130229473
Recirculation of ink
An apparatus includes an inkjet assembly having inkjet nozzles through each of which ink flows at a nominal flow rate as it is ejected from the nozzle onto a substrate. Ink is held under a nominal negative pressure associated with a characteristic of a meniscus of the ink in the nozzle when ejection of ink from the nozzle is not occurring.
09/05/13
20130229453
Ink jet printer
An ink jet printer for printing on a substrate comprising a first print head outputting ink and defining an ink meniscus; a platen operable to carry the substrate; a support structure; and a print head mechanism coupled to the support structure and carrying the first print head. The print head mechanism moves the first print head relative to the platen.
08/29/13
20130222928
Lens module for image capture
An optical module comprises: a first positive meniscus lens having a focal length f1 and comprising a first convex optical surface facing an object side, and a second concave optical surface facing an image side; a second positive meniscus lens having a focal length f2 and comprising a third concave optical surface facing the object side, and a fourth convex optical surface facing the image side. The four surfaces follow the curvature equation: zi=curviyi2/(1+(1−(1+ki)curvi2yi2)1/2)+(ai)yi2+(bi)yi4+(ci)yi6+(di)yi8 with mi=1−(1+ki)(curvi)2(ri)2 where: i is the surface number, ki is the conic constant of the i-th surface; curvi is the curvature of the i-th surface at the optical axis; ai, bi, ci, di, are aspheric coefficients of the i-th surface; ri is the effective radius of aperture of the i-th surface.
08/22/13
20130215498
Lens module for image capture
A lens module (10) for image capture comprises a first positive meniscus lens (16) having a focal length f1 and comprising a first convex optical surface (18) facing the object side (12), and a second concave optical surface (20) facing the image side (14), and a second positive meniscus lens (22) having a focal length f2 and comprising a third concave optical surface (24) facing the object side (12), and a fourth convex optical surface (26) facing the image side (14). The four surfaces follow the equations: zi=curvi yi2/(1+(1−(1−ki) curvi2 yi2)1/2)+(ai) yi2+(bi) yi4+(ci) yi6+(di) yi8 and mi=1−(1+ki)(curvi)2(ri)2 wherein: i is the surface number, ki is the conic constant of the i-th surface, curvi is the curvature of the i-th surface at the optical axis, ai, bi, ci, and di are aspheric coefficients of the i-th surface, and ri is the effective radius of the aperture of the i-th surface.
08/22/13
20130215173
Image forming apparatus
An image forming apparatus includes: and a unit that electrically shuts off a pressure generating unit corresponding to a nozzle ejecting no droplet, from a drive waveform generating unit for a period of a time tb satisfying a relation tb≧t2, and that applies, at a time after the shutoff, a voltage of a potential v1 to the pressure generating unit, where a potential serving as a reference for the drive waveform is denoted as v1, a minimum potential difference from the potential v1 required to displace a pressure generating unit to vibrate a meniscus with ejecting no liquid droplet from a nozzle is denoted as Δv2, a time required for a potential to drop by the potential difference Δv2 due to self-discharge after a pressure generating unit is charged to a predetermined potential is denoted as t2.. .
08/15/13
20130208174
Imaging lens and imaging device
The imaging lens includes, in order from an object side: a first lens having positive refractive power; a second lens in a meniscus shape including a concave surface facing an image side and having negative refractive power; a third lens having positive refractive power; a fourth lens in a meniscus shape including a concave surface facing the object side and having positive refractive power in the vicinity of an optical axis; and a fifth lens having negative refractive power in the vicinity of the optical axis and having positive refractive power in a peripheral section.. .
08/15/13
20130208155
Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus including the same
A zoom lens includes an imaging lens unit having a positive refractive power and provided nearest to an image-side end, and a focusing lens unit having a positive refractive power and provided on an object side of the imaging lens unit. A distance between the imaging lens unit and the focusing lens unit changes during zooming.
08/15/13
20130208033
Liquid ejecting apparatus
A liquid ejecting apparatus includes a change detection device detecting a change in a relative position between an ink cartridge and a recording head, and when the change in the relative position exceeds a certain threshold value, a printer controller closes a valve mechanism so that the destruction of a meniscus in the nozzle is prevented.. .
08/01/13
20130196930
Polynucleotides encoding recombinant lubricin molecules and uses thereof
Recombinant lubricin molecules and uses thereof. Novel recombinant lubricin molecules and their uses as lubricants, anti-adhesive agents and/or intra-articular supplements for, e.g., synovial joints, meniscus, tendon, peritoneum, pericardium and pleura, are provided..
08/01/13
20130194488
Image-forming lens, and camera device and portable information terminal device with the image-forming lens
An image forming lens consists of from an object side to an image side in the following order: a first group with a positive refractive power; an aperture stop; and a second group with a positive refractive power, wherein the second group includes, from the object side to the image side in the following order, a biconvex lens, a biconcave lens, a negative meniscus lens a convex surface of which faces the image side, a biconvex lens, and a positive meniscus lens a convex surface of which faces the image side.. .


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