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Date/App# patent app List of recent Optic-related patents
07/21/16
20160212886 
 Wearable display with bonded graphite heatpipe patent thumbnailnew patent Wearable display with bonded graphite heatpipe
The technology provides an optical mounting structure adapted for a head mounted display. The structure is configured to support heat producing electronic components on an interior surface, the structure including frame elements having an exterior surface.

07/21/16
20160212818 
 Emergency lighting monitoring and reporting system patent thumbnailnew patent Emergency lighting monitoring and reporting system
An emergency lighting system with central batteries power remote led fixtures and exit signs, with all components integrated throughout a single or multiple buildings. Status reports are available on demand and the system will generate written records required by the life safety code.
Signtex, Inc.


07/21/16
20160212511 
 Optical network controller and optical network control method patent thumbnailnew patent Optical network controller and optical network control method
In an optical network by a highly dense wavelength division multiplexing system using a flexible frequency grid, it is difficult to improve the optical bandwidth utilization efficiency in the optical network as a whole with improving the fault tolerance, therefore, an optical network controller according to an exemplary aspect of the present invention includes an optical path setting means for selecting a plurality of optical node pairs composed of two optical nodes from among a plurality of optical nodes composing the optical network by a highly dense wavelength division multiplexing system using a flexible frequency grid, and setting, between each of the plurality of optical node pairs, a plurality of optical paths including a first optical path and a second optical path each of which links the optical node pair through various routes; and an optical band setting means for setting respective optical bands based on optical path length and transmission capacity so that an amount of optical bandwidths of the first optical path may become larger than or equal to an amount of optical bandwidths of the second optical path.. .
Nec Corporation


07/21/16
20160212510 
 Optical switching patent thumbnailnew patent Optical switching
An optical switch (10) comprising: inputs (12) to receive input optical signals at respective wavelengths and having planar wavefronts; conversion apparatus (14) to convert each input optical signal into a respective optical signal having a respective helical wavefront, each helical wavefront having a different orbital angular momentum, oam; optical multiplexing apparatus (16) to receive each helical wavefront optical signal from the conversion apparatus and to multiplex the helical wavefront optical signals into an oam multiplexed optical signal; and optical demultiplexing apparatus (18) comprising a plurality of outputs (20), the optical demultiplexing apparatus arranged to: receive the oam multiplexed optical signal; demultiplex the oam multiplexed optical signal into a plurality of wavelength multiplexed optical signals each having a different oam; reconvert each wavelength multiplexed optical signal from its helical wavefront into a respective planar wavefront; and deliver each planar wavefront wavelength multiplexed optical signal to a respective one of the outputs according to the respective oam it had before reconversion.. .
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Erisson (publ)


07/21/16
20160212408 
 Three-dimensional camera assembly, terminal apparatus and ranging method patent thumbnailnew patent Three-dimensional camera assembly, terminal apparatus and ranging method
Embodiments of the present invention provide a three-dimensional camera assembly, a terminal apparatus and a ranging method. The three-dimensional camera assembly comprises: a substrate; a first camera and a second camera, mounted on the substrate and facing a first direction, wherein first and second optical axes of the first and second cameras are oblique with respect to a connection line between lens centers of the first and second cameras, the first optical axis has a first included angle with respect to the connection line, the second optical axis has a second included angle with respect to the connection line, and at least one of the first included angle and the second included angle is not 90°..
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160212407 
 Lens module patent thumbnailnew patent Lens module
A lens module includes a first wafer level lens group, a second wafer level lens group, a first sensor, and a second sensor. The first wafer level lens group has a first optical axis.
Himax Technologies Limited


07/21/16
20160212399 
 Reproduction device, reproduction method, and recording medium patent thumbnailnew patent Reproduction device, reproduction method, and recording medium
The present technology relates to a reproduction device, a reproduction method, and a recording medium, which are capable of displaying closed captions having a wide dynamic range of luminance at appropriate brightness. Hdr closed captions serving as closed captions of a second luminance range that is different from and larger than a first luminance range, tone_mapping_info including hdr information indicating characteristics of luminance of the hdr closed captions, and tone_mapping_info serving as tone mapping definition information used when luminance conversion from the hdr closed captions to std closed captions serving as closed captions of the first luminance range are recorded on an optical disc.
Sony Corporation


07/21/16
20160212353 
 Optical image capturing system patent thumbnailnew patent Optical image capturing system
The invention discloses a four-piece optical lens for capturing image. In order from an object side to an image side, the optical lens along the optical axis comprises a first lens with positive refractive power, wherein an object-side surface thereof can be convex; a second lens with refractive power; a third lens with refractive power, wherein both surfaces of each of the aforementioned lenses can be aspheric; and a fourth lens which can have negative refractive power, wherein an image-side surface thereof can be concave, and both surfaces thereof are aspheric; at least one surface of the fourth lens has an inflection point thereon whereby the optical lens can increase aperture value and improve the imaging quality for use in compact cameras..
Ability Opto-electronics Technology Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160212350 
 Optical system for imaging an object patent thumbnailnew patent Optical system for imaging an object
Optical system (10) for imaging an object includes at least: a loupe (12) including a lens (16) for magnifying the object, the lens being disposed in a frame; and a camera (14) arranged between the lens (16) of the loupe (12) and the object to image at least a portion of the same field of view as the lens (16) of the loupe (12).. .
Essilor International (compagnie Generale D'optique)


07/21/16
20160212349 
 Control apparatus, optical apparatus, and lens apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Control apparatus, optical apparatus, and lens apparatus
A control apparatus includes an image stabilization controller configured to control an image stabilization of an optical apparatus by driving an image stabilizer, and a calculator configured to calculate a follow shot angular velocity for following an object based on an output from a shake detector configured to detect a shake applied to the optical apparatus and an output from a motion vector detector configured to detect a motion vector representing motion of the object. The image stabilization controller determines whether to drive the image stabilizer depending on a difference between the follow shot angular velocity and an angular velocity of the optical apparatus acquired based on the output from the shake detector..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160212347 
new patent

Image processing apparatus, image pickup apparatus, and image processing method


An imaging sensor unit captures a subject through an optical system. A compression unit compresses image data continuously acquired from the image sensor unit to output to a recording unit.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160212345 
new patent

Forward motion compensated flight path


With reference to fig. 1, camera 12 mounted on airframe 10 captures an image of first field of view 20 along first optical axis 21 aimed at first object of interest 23.

07/21/16
20160212344 
new patent

Optical apparatus, control method, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium


A control apparatus includes an estimator configured to estimate a position of a blur correcting lens based on a control amount in accordance with a difference between a target position and a current position, and a numerical model, and to output a first position signal, a first extractor configured to extract a first frequency band of the first position signal, a second extractor configured to extract a second frequency band of a second position signal that is output from a detector configured to detect the position of the blur correcting lens, a combiner configured to combine a signal extracted by the first extractor and a signal extracted by the second extractor, and a controller configured to control driving of the blur correcting lens to move to the target position based on a third position signal combined by the combiner.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160212340 
new patent

Eyecup switched optical device


An optical device is disclosed. The optical device may generate light for projection into a user's eye.
Sensors Unlimited, Inc.


07/21/16
20160212335 
new patent

Method and turbine internal visual inspection with foveated optical head and dual image display


Turbine engines are inspected by insertion of a zoom image or foveated image optical head through internal passages within the engine. The zoom image optical generates a first magnified image portion or a second image portion having a wider field of view and lower magnification.
Siemens Energy, Inc.


07/21/16
20160212332 
new patent

Three-axis ois for super-resolution imaging


Systems and methods are provided for super-resolution imaging using 3-axis ois. A super-resolution image may be created by enabling optical image stabilization (ois) in three axes using an ois system on a camera of an image capturing device; capturing an image of a scene using an image sensor of the camera; shifting the image on the image sensor by a predetermined subpixel amount; capturing the subpixel shifted image; and constructing a super-resolution image of the scene using the image and the subpixel shifted image.
Mems Drive, Inc.


07/21/16
20160212331 
new patent

Image pickup apparatus and image pickup method


An image pickup apparatus includes: an image pickup device arranged such that a light receiving surface is orthogonal to an optical axis of an image pickup lens, the image pickup device acquiring primary image data; an input device that receives input of correction angles including a first angle that is an angle formed in a pitch direction relative to the light receiving surface and a second angle that is an angle formed in a yaw direction relative to the light receiving surface; an image processing unit that uses a focal length of the image pickup lens and the correction angles to generate secondary image data obtained by applying a modification process of projecting the primary image data onto a plane forming the first angle in the pitch direction relative to the light receiving surface and the second angle in the yaw direction relative to the light receiving surface.. .
Olympus Corporation


07/21/16
20160212325 
new patent

Camera correcting focus detection pixel


A camera system includes an interchangeable lens and a camera main body. The interchangeable lens includes a lens side storage unit that stores pupil related data according to an image height.
Olympus Corporation


07/21/16
20160212312 
new patent

Camera and lens module


A camera and a lens module are provided. The camera includes a lens module and an image sensor.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160212310 
new patent

Optical image capturing system


A three-piece optical lens for capturing image and a three-piece optical module for capturing image, along the optical axis in order from an object side to an image side, include a first lens with positive refractive power; a second lens with refractive power; and a third lens with refractive power; and at least one of the image-side surface and object-side surface of each of the three lens elements are aspheric. The optical lens can increase aperture value and improve the imaging quality for use in compact cameras..
Ability Opto-electronics Technology Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160212309 
new patent

Optical image capturing system


The invention discloses a three-piece optical lens for capturing image and a three-piece optical module for capturing image, which include, along the optical axis in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens with positive refractive power having an object-side surface which can be convex; a second lens with refractive power; a third lens with refractive power; two surfaces of each of the three lenses can be both aspheric. The third lens can have positive refractive power, wherein an image-side surface thereof can be concave, and both surfaces thereof are aspheric; at least one surface of the third lens has an inflection point.
Ability Opto-electronics Technology Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160212285 
new patent

Printer


A printer is disclosed, which comprises a frame, an image forming module, a controller, a light guide unit, and an optical detector. The image forming module is disposed opposite to the frame and forms a passage.
Avision, Inc.


07/21/16
20160212256 
new patent

Electronic device and control the same


An electronic device includes a transparent display, a display controller; configured to control the transparent display to display content; a first adjustable optical panel, arranged on a first surface of the transparent display; and an adjustable optical panel controller, configured to control states of the first adjustable optical panel, wherein the first adjustable optical panel is transparent in a first state and the first adjustable optical panel is non-transparent in a second state.. .
Lenovo (beijing) Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160212003 
new patent

Methods and apparatuses to improve reception of direct detection optical signals


System and method embodiments are provided for improving reception of direct detection optical signals. In an embodiment, a method for optical transmission includes bit loading and power loading, with a digital signal processor (dsp), transmission bits of an orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (ofdm) signal; calculating, with the dsp, a signal-signal beat interference (ssbi) component of the bit and power loaded ofdm signal by modulating each subcarrier with a symbol; and subtracting, with the dsp, the calculated ssbi component from the bit and power loaded ofdm signal..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160211939 
new patent

Optical communication using super-nyquist signals


An optical transmitter multiplexes multiple optical channels for transmission over an optical communication medium. The spectrum of modulated signal in each optical channel is lowpass filtered in the electrical (digital) domain at half the channel baud rate such that super nyquist signal multiplexing can be achieved in the optical domain without having to perform optical filtering.
Zte Corporation


07/21/16
20160211938 
new patent

Method and system for removing a pilot tone from an optical signal


The present applies to digital wavelength converters that convert, independently of the format in which optical data may be encoded, an input waveform at a first wavelength to an output waveform at a second wavelength. When operating in an environment where an input waveform has a pilot tone associated thereto, the method and system of the present disclosure allows for the removal of the pilot tone from the input waveform, and also allows for the addition of another pilot to the output waveform..

07/21/16
20160211922 
new patent

Optical communication system having enhanced spectral efficiency using electronic signal processing


An optical communication system combines strong electrical pre-filtering of data at the transmitter and digital feedback equalization (dfe) at the receiver to enhance spectral efficiency. The system can be applied to optical networking and digital communication systems, including binary modulated systems optical network systems..
Optical Tech Ip, Llc


07/21/16
20160211921 
new patent

Method and system for a distributed optical transmitter with local domain splitting


Methods and systems for a distributed optical transmitter with local domain splitting is disclosed and may include, in an optical modulator integrated in a silicon photonics chip: receiving electrical signals, communicating the electrical signals to domain splitters along a length of waveguides of the optical modulator utilizing one or more delay lines, generating electrical signals in voltage domains utilizing the domain splitters, modulating received optical signals in the waveguides of the optical modulator by driving diodes with the electrical signals generated in the voltage domains, and generating a modulated output signal through interference of the modulated optical signal in the waveguides of the optical modulator. The delay lines may comprise one delay element per domain splitter, or may comprise a delay element per domain splitter for a first subset of the domain splitters and more than one delay element per domain splitter for a second subset of the domain splitters..
Luxtera, Inc.


07/21/16
20160211920 
new patent

Optical transmission apparatus, optical reception apparatus, optical communication apparatus, optical communication system, and methods of controlling them


An optical transmission apparatus (1_1) according to the present invention includes a first transmission unit (11_1) that transmits a first optical transmission signal (21_1), a second transmission unit (11_2) that transmits a second optical transmission signal (21_2), and an output unit that outputs, when the first optical transmission signal (21_1) and the second optical transmission signal (21_2) share a set of information, both the first optical transmission signal (21_1) and the second optical transmission signal (21_2) to a first path (26_1) and outputs, when the first optical transmission signal (21_1) and the second optical transmission signal (21_2) do not share the set of information, one of the first optical transmission signal (21_1) and the second optical transmission signal (21_2) to a second path (26_2).. .
Nec Corporation


07/21/16
20160211919 
new patent

Optical transmitting and receiving unit


An optical transmitting and receiving unit includes: an optical transmitting module having a light emitting element and having a metal case that stores the light emitting element; an optical connector having a ferrule for holding an optical fiber and having a flange portion provided at one end of the ferrule, the ferrule being inserted into a sleeve of the metal case to connect the optical connector with the optical transmitting module; and a tubular waterproof cap that has a bottom, with one end open and the other end closed, and caps the optical connector to seal an optical connecting portion between the optical connector and the optical transmitting module in a watertight manner. The metal case has step portions with different outside diameters.
Olympus Corporation


07/21/16
20160211918 
new patent

Locally powered optical communication network


An optical system for a locally powered optical communication network includes a first trunk terminal emitting an optical signal, a second trunk terminal receiving the optical signal, a communication trunk, an intermediate unit and a power source. The communication trunk is disposed along a floor of a body of water and couples the first trunk terminal to the second trunk terminal.
Google Inc.


07/21/16
20160211917 
new patent

Methods and systems for reducing noise in optoelectronic oscillators


Optoelectronic oscillator systems and an optoelectronic oscillator noise reduction method. One example of an optoelectronic oscillator system includes an optical source positioned at a first end of a fiber-optic path, the optical source being configured to transmit an optical signal along the fiber-optic path, an optical modulator positioned to receive and modulate the optical signal based on at least a reference signal, a retro-reflector positioned at a second end of the fiber-optic path, the retro-reflector being configured to receive and retro-reflect the optical signal, the retro-reflected optical signal having at least a frequency range of inherent fiber noise canceled, and an optical circulator positioned along the fiber-optic path between the optical modulator and the retro-reflector, the optical circulator being configured to direct the optical signal to the retro-reflector and direct the retro-reflected optical signal along a feedback path to a first photodetector to generate the reference signal..
Raytheon Company


07/21/16
20160211916 
new patent

Method of measuring optical fiber link chromatic dispersion by fractional fourier transformation (frft)


The present invention relates to a method of measuring optical fiber link chromatic dispersion by fractional fourier transformation (frft), belonging to the technical field of optical communication. The method of the present invention performs coherent demodulation for an optical pulse signal output from the optical fiber link to obtain a complex field of the optical pulse signal, then performs frft on the complex field; according to the energy focusing effect of the chirp signal in the fractional spectrum, calculates an optimal fractional order of the frft, and then calculates chromatic dispersion of the optical fiber link according to the optimal fractional order.
Beijing Institute Of Technology


07/21/16
20160211913 
new patent

System and visible light communication based on led illumination


A visible light communication system based on led illumination, comprising: a visible light generating module configured to convert data to be transmitted into a visible light digital signal; a visible light control module configured to set a visible light emitting state of the visible light generating module; a visible light encoding module configured to receive the visible light digital signal, and encode the visible light digital signal; a visible light receiving module configured to communicate with a mobile terminal; and a visible light emitting module configured to transmit the encoded optical signal to the visible light receiving module.. .
Shenzhen Eastfield Lighting Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160211912 
new patent

Wavelength selective switch and controlling spatial phase modulator in wavelengths


The present invention discloses a wavelength selective switch and a method for controlling a spatial phase modulator in a wavelength selective switch. The wavelength selective switch includes: a first demultiplexing/multiplexing component, configured to split, an input multi-wavelength optical signal into multiple single-wavelength optical signals; a spatial phase modulator, configured to change a transmission direction of each single-wavelength optical signal included in the multiple single-wavelength optical signals, where the spatial phase modulator is further configured to split a first single-wavelength optical signal in the multiple single-wavelength optical signals into a first light beam and a second light beam, where the first light beam is incident on an output port, and the second light beam is incident on a monitoring port; a photoelectric detector, configured to receive the second light beam; and a performance monitoring component, configured to perform performance monitoring on the received second light beam..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160211910 
new patent

Optical transmission system, node apparatus, and reachability determination method


A node apparatus is installed at a node located on a route from a start node to an end node, and includes: a parameter calculating unit configured to, upon receiving routing information specifying the route and a first parameter representing an amount of signal degradation, update the first parameter by using a second parameter representing an amount of signal degradation along a transmission route to an adjacent node, and generate a third parameter representing an amount of signal degradation along a transmission route between the start node and the node, specified by the routing information; and a determination unit configured to determine reachability of the route specified by the routing information in accordance with the third parameter and a fourth parameter representing an amount of signal degradation along a transmission route from the node to the end node specified by the routing information.. .
Fujitsu Limited


07/21/16
20160211909 
new patent

Arrangement, system and methods therein for monitoring a transmission line


A method in an arrangement for monitoring a transmission line to a radio device in a communication network, wherein the transmission line comprises an optical part carrying signals in an optical domain and an electrical part carrying analogue information signals in an electrical domain. The arrangement selects a carrier in the electrical part for monitoring the transmission line by assigning a test signal to a subcarrier out of a number of subcarriers of an optical carrier, wherein the subcarrier in the optical domain corresponds to the selected carrier in the electrical domain.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


07/21/16
20160211800 
new patent

Method of amplifying power


The present invention relates to power supplies and in particular to an electronic power supply that is mounted to a printed circuit board and can be used to power electronic circuits and devices. Disclosed is a power supply which includes a photoluminescent light source.
Isoline Component Company, Llc


07/21/16
20160211650 
new patent

Optical semiconductor device


An upper cladding layer includes a first low carrier concentration layer having a lower carrier concentration than the p-type cladding layer and a first fe-doped semiconductor layer formed on the first low carrier concentration layer. The leakage current suppression layer includes a second fe-doped semiconductor layer disposed on a side of the p-type semiconductor layer.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


07/21/16
20160211645 
new patent

Semiconductor laser apparatus and manufactruing method thereof


A semiconductor laser apparatus includes a silicon-on-insulator assembly and an edge-emitting semiconductor laser assembly integrated on the silicon-on-insulator assembly. The silicon-on-insulator assembly includes an optical waveguide at the top which is bonded to the edge-emitting semiconductor laser assembly and configured to couple a laser light emitted from the edge-emitting semiconductor laser assembly, and the optical waveguide includes a core portion located in the middle of the optical waveguide; and at least one vertical rib configured on two sides of the core portion respectively, with a width narrower than that of the core portion.
Sae Magnetics (h.k.) Ltd.


07/21/16
20160211643 
new patent

Raman-based static and dynamic tilt control in an optical system


An optical fiber carries optical channels injected into the optical fiber to a raman amplifier. A controller determines a static tilt associated with the channels in the fiber due to wavelength dependent losses.
Cisco Technology, Inc.


07/21/16
20160211642 
new patent

Broadly tunable optical paramteric oscillator


A novel broadly tunable optical parametric oscillator is described for use in numerous applications including multi-photon microscopy. The optical parametric oscillator includes at least one sub-picosecond laser pump source configured to output a pump signal having a wavelength of about 650 nm or less and at least one type ii optical parametric oscillator in optical communication with the pump source and configured to generate a single widely tunable pulsed optical signal.
Newport Corporation


07/21/16
20160211641 
new patent

Arrayed optical amplifier and optical transmission device


An arrayed optical amplifier includes: at least one first amplifier including a first excitation light source controlled to a first temperature; at least one second amplifier including a second excitation light source controlled to a second temperature different from the first temperature; and a control circuit coupled to the at least one first amplifier and the at least one second amplifiers.. .
Fujitsu Limited


07/21/16
20160211640 
new patent

Fat-fiber adapter for pump use


As kilowatt class fiber laser and amplifier systems become more in demand, there are ongoing efforts to improve optical fiber laser and amplifier designs to maximize efficiency and further increase the capacity of these high-energy optical fiber lasers and amplifiers. The present disclosure provides a fiber laser or amplifier system configured to efficiently and conveniently generate and couple high numerical aperture and high-energy pump light into a fiber laser or amplifier system..
Ofs Fitel, Llc


07/21/16
20160211639 
new patent

Pump and signal combiner for high numerical aperture use


As kilowatt class fiber laser and amplifier systems become more in demand, there are ongoing efforts to improve optical fiber laser and amplifier designs to maximize efficiency and further increase the capacity of these high-energy optical fiber lasers and amplifiers. The present disclosure provides a fiber laser or amplifier system configured to efficiently and conveniently generate and couple high numerical aperture and high-energy pump light into a fiber laser or amplifier system..
Ofs Fitel, Llc


07/21/16
20160211638 
new patent

Split voltage supply configuration with matched input load for single ended drivers


An optical transmitter driver is disclosed to drive a load with a drive signal responsive to a first and second input signal. The differential pair includes a first path having a first resistor connected to a first voltage supply and to a first transistor that receives the first input signal.
Mindspeed Technologies, Inc.


07/21/16
20160211578 
new patent

Signal generator for a phased array antenna


A signal generator for a phased array antenna comprises a laser light source arranged to provide an optical spectrum comprising a plurality of spaced wavelengths. The signal generator further comprises a dispersion unit arranged to introduce a delay to a plurality of spectral components of the optical spectrum associated with the spaced wavelengths.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


07/21/16
20160211476 
new patent

Optoelectronic component, optoelectronic component device and producing an optoelectronic component


Various embodiments may relate to an optoelectronic component. The optoelectronic component may include a planar optically active structure and an electric circuit structure.
Osram Oled Gmbh


07/21/16
20160211425 
new patent

Semiconductor light emitting device and optical film


A semiconductor light emitting device, which can endure a dicing step for singulation, is superior in resistance to a high/low thermal cycle, and exhibits a high light extraction efficiency, and an optical film, which can be used favorably for producing the semiconductor light emitting device, are to be provided. The invention provides a semiconductor light emitting device comprising a semiconductor layer, an a layer, and a b layer, in which the semiconductor light emitting device is configured such that at least a part of emitted light from the semiconductor layer is emitted outward from the b layer through the a layer, the thickness of the a layer is from 1 nm to 200 nm, the b layer has a first major surface and a second major surface, while the first major surface faces the a layer and the second major surface has a concave-convex microstructure, the b layer contains an inorganic substance at 60 mass-% or more on the basis of the total mass of the b layer, and the content of an inorganic substance present in the a layer is lower than the content of the inorganic substance present in the b layer..
Asahi Kasei E-materials Corporation


07/21/16
20160211422 
new patent

Semiconductor light emitting device


A semiconductor light emitting device comprises a supporting substrate that has light reflecting characteristics; a wavelength conversion layer that is disposed on the supporting substrate, and contains semiconductor nanoparticles developing a quantum size effect; an optical semiconductor laminate that is disposed on the wavelength conversion layer and has light emitting characteristics; and a photonic crystal layer that is disposed on the optical semiconductor laminate, and that has first portions having a first refractive index and second portions having a second refractive index different from the first refractive index, the first portions and the second portions being arranged in a two-dimensional cyclic pattern.. .
Stanley Electric Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160211402 
new patent

Photodetector


Provided is a photodetector including a substrate, a first doped region on the substrate, a second doped region having a ring structure, wherein the second doped region is provided in the substrate, surrounds the first doped region and is horizontally spaced apart from a side of the first doped region, an optical absorption layer on the first doped region, a contact layer on the optical absorption layer, a first electrode on the contact layer, and a second electrode on the second doped region.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


07/21/16
20160211398 
new patent

Entire solar spectrum multiplying converting platform unit for an optimal light to electricity conversion


The invention relates to a high yield multistage light-to-electricity multiplying platform unit which is provided on its front face with a protection antireflection coating or layer (1) and with an upper electrode layer (5) characterized in that it comprises: an opto-phonic platform composed of a uv radiation light-to-light down converter (2) to a particular sub-band in the visible radiation domain, a harvesting diffractive grading component (3) including an electronic passivation layer (4) and with light splitting means and one or more sub-band light into narrowed sub-band light concentration converter(s), a ir radiation up conversion dedicated light converter, a converting multiplying platform made of several optimal for each narrowed and concentrated sub-band light-to-electricity multiplying converters. A digital optical light management layer on the top, collects, filters, splits and concentrates sunlight into sub-bands and to project them onto dedicated light-to-electricity preferentially all-silicon converters with low-energy multiplication capacity.
Segton Adt Sas


07/21/16
20160211397 
new patent

Backlit display device with integrated photovoltaic cells


Process for manufacturing a photovoltaic module placed on an emissive display device, said photovoltaic module comprising an array containing a plurality of photovoltaic cells and a plurality of transparent zones called “orifices”, and said photovoltaic module comprising an array of optical elements able to focus, by refraction or reflection, the light emitted by the device into the orifices.. .
Sunpartner Technologies


07/21/16
20160211390 
new patent

Optical sensor with light-guiding feature and preparing the same


An optical sensor includes a semiconductive layer having an electrical circuit area and an optical sensing area, a sample-holding portion over the optical sensing area, a light-guiding structure between the sample-holding portion and the optical sensing area, and an electrical interconnect structure over the electrical circuit area. The electrical interconnect structure is integrally formed with the light-guiding structure, and the light-guiding structure is configured to direct an emitting light from the sample-holding portion to the optical sensing area..
Personal Genomics, Inc.


07/21/16
20160211383 
new patent

Planarisation layers


A device, comprising: an unplanarised plastic substrate; an electrically and/or optically functional layer formed on the unplanarised substrate; a planarisation layer formed over the functional layer; at least a first conductor layer and a semiconductor layer formed over the planarization layer, wherein the first conductor layer defines at least source and drain electrode circuitry for one or more transistor devices, and the semiconductor layer defines semiconductor channels for said one or more transistor devices.. .
Flexenable Limited


07/21/16
20160211315 
new patent

Electro-optical device, driving electro-optical device, and electronic apparatus


A pixel circuit includes a driving transistor, a switching transistor, and a light emitting element, and the light emitting elements are formed on a semiconductor substrate. A first substrate potential is supplied to the switching transistor, and a second substrate potential, different from the first substrate potential, is supplied to the driving transistor..
Seiko Epson Corporation


07/21/16
20160211307 
new patent

Organic light emitting diode display


An organic light emitting diode display includes: a substrate; an interlayer insulating layer on the substrate; driving source and drain electrodes on the interlayer insulating layer and facing each other; a planarizing layer on the interlayer insulating layer; a pixel electrode on the planarizing layer and including a reflective electrode; a pixel defining layer on an edge portion of the pixel electrode and the planarizing layer, and including an opening for exposing the pixel electrode and a reflective hole for exposing a part of the interlayer insulating layer; an organic emission layer on the pixel electrode within the opening; a common electrode on the organic emission layer and the pixel defining layer and within the reflective hole, and including a transparent electrode; and an optical sensor under the substrate, in which the reflective hole moves light emitted from the organic emission layer to the optical sensor under the substrate.. .
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160211302 
new patent

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.


07/21/16
20160211288 
new patent

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


The present technology relates to a solid-state imaging device, manufacturing method of a solid-state imaging device, and an electronic device, which can provide a solid-state imaging device having further improved features such as reduced optical color mixing and the like. Also, an electronic device using the solid-state imaging device thereof is provided.
Sony Corporation


07/21/16
20160211186 
new patent

Plasma processing apparatus


A processing apparatus and a processing method for a semiconductor wafer, which allow stable end point detection, are provided. In the plasma processing apparatus or method in which a processing-target film layer of a film structure including a plurality of film layers formed in advance on a surface of a wafer mounted on a sample stage deployed within a processing chamber inside a vacuum vessel, by using plasma formed with the processing chamber, intensities of lights of a plurality of wavelengths are detected using data composed of results of reception of lights during a plurality of different time-intervals by an optical receiver which receives lights of the plurality of wavelengths from an inside of the processing chamber while processing is going..
Hitachi High-technologies Corporation


07/21/16
20160211143 
new patent

Curable composition for optical imprinting and pattern forming method


A curable composition for optical imprinting which is excellent in ink jet adequacy and releasability, a pattern forming method, a fine pattern, and a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device are provided. The curable composition for optical imprinting contains a polymerizable compound (a), a photopolymerization initiator (b), and a compound (c) expressed by general formula (i); in general formula (i), a represents a dihydric to hexahydric polyhydric alcohol residue.
Fujifilm Corporation


07/21/16
20160211112 
new patent

Method and reviewing defects


A defect reviewing apparatus includes an illumination optical system that irradiates a sample with laser, a detection optical system that detects reflected light or scattered light from the sample, a processing portion that calculates coordinates of a defect based on the reflected light or scattered light detected, and an electron microscope that reviews the defect based on the coordinates of the defect calculated by the processing portion. In the illumination optical system, inspection modes are switched over based on defect information acquired in another inspection equipment..
Hitachi High-technologies Corporation


07/21/16
20160211108 
new patent

Apparatus, the calibration of a streak camera


The present disclosure claims an apparatus, a method and a system for the calibration of a streak camera. A plurality of fiber optic cables is bundled together such that the input ends and the output ends of the fibers are grouped together.
Mcmaster University






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