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Optical networking unit (onu) packaging

Applied Optoelectronics

Optical networking unit (onu) packaging

Projection device and computer readable medium

Casio Computer

Projection device and computer readable medium

Projection device and computer readable medium

Altasens

Data throttling to facilitate full frame readout of an optical sensor for wafer testing


Date/App# patent app List of recent Optic-related patents
08/27/15
20150245457 
 Extreme ultraviolet light source apparatus patent thumbnailExtreme ultraviolet light source apparatus
An euv light source apparatus by which detachment of a chamber or a part of the chamber, movement to a maintenance area, and highly accurate placement relative to projection optics can be performed easily for maintenance of the euv light source apparatus. The euv light source apparatus is an apparatus for generating plasma by applying a laser beam to a target material within a chamber and entering euv light radiated from the plasma into projection optics of exposure equipment, and includes a positioning mechanism for positioning the chamber or a maintenance unit of the chamber in a predetermined location where an optical axis of the collected extreme ultraviolet light and an optical axis of the projection optics of the exposure equipment are aligned, and a movement mechanism for moving the chamber or the maintenance unit of the chamber between the predetermined location and a maintenance area..
Gigaphoton Inc.


08/27/15
20150245114 
 Optical networking unit (onu) packaging patent thumbnailOptical networking unit (onu) packaging
A bidirectional optical subassembly (bosa) optical networking unit (onu) generally includes a bosa housing. A tunable laser is located in the bosa housing and is configured to generate a first optical signal for transmission at a first selected wavelength based on temperature control.
Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.


08/27/15
20150244968 
 Projection device and computer readable medium patent thumbnailProjection device and computer readable medium
Provided is an input unit that receives an image signal; a projection system to that forms an optical image corresponding to the image signal received by the input unit and causes said optical image to be projected on an object via a projection lens unit, the optical image being formed by a micromirror device having a plurality of micromirrors; an optical sensor unit that detects, via the projection lens unit and the micromirror device, external light for a point command superimposed on the object; and a cpu that recognizes a location where the point command occurred on the object in accordance with the external light detected by the optical sensor unit.. .
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.


08/27/15
20150244961 
 Data throttling to facilitate full frame readout of an optical sensor for wafer testing patent thumbnailData throttling to facilitate full frame readout of an optical sensor for wafer testing
Providing for operation of high-speed optical sensor equipment at full data path speeds in conjunction with testing equipment operating at a lower speed is described herein. By way of example, a data stream output from optical sensor equipment to testing equipment can be throttled at a serial interface between such equipment.
Altasens, Inc.


08/27/15
20150244942 
 Thin dual-aperture zoom digital camera patent thumbnailThin dual-aperture zoom digital camera
A dual-aperture zoom camera comprising a wide camera with a respective wide lens and a tele camera with a respective tele lens, the wide and tele cameras mounted directly on a single printed circuit board, wherein the wide and tele lenses have respective effective focal lengths eflw and eflt and respective total track lengths ttlw and ttlt and wherein ttlw/eflw>1.1 and ttlt/eflt<1.0. Optionally, the dual-aperture zoom camera may further comprise an optical ois controller configured to provide a compensation lens movement according to a user-defined zoom factor (zf) and a camera tilt (ct) through lmv=ct*eflzf, where eflzf is a zoom-factor dependent effective focal length..
Corephotonics Ltd.


08/27/15
20150244934 
 Array cameras incorporating optics with modulation transfer functions greater than sensor nyquist frequency for capture of images used in super-resolution processing patent thumbnailArray cameras incorporating optics with modulation transfer functions greater than sensor nyquist frequency for capture of images used in super-resolution processing
A variety of optical arrangements and methods of modifying or enhancing the optical characteristics and functionality of these optical arrangements are provided. The optical arrangements being specifically designed to operate with camera arrays that incorporate an imaging device that is formed of a plurality of imagers that each include a plurality of pixels.
Pelican Imaging Corporation


08/27/15
20150244926 
 Imaging device, defocus amount calculating method, and imaging optical system patent thumbnailImaging device, defocus amount calculating method, and imaging optical system
The camera main body 200 stores sensitivity ratio data indicating a sensitivity ratio of a pixel 51r in the position and an imaging pixel 51 which is adjacent to the pixel 51r and a sensitivity ratio of a pixel 51l in the position and a pixel 51 which is adjacent to the pixel 51l, for every information of the different incident light ray angles in the arbitrary position of a light receiving surface 50 in an x direction. The system control unit 11 obtains information of the incident light ray angle in two positions on the light receiving surface 50 corresponding to the set optical condition and corrects the level difference of the output signals of the pixels 51r and 51l using the sensitivity ratio data corresponding to the obtained incident light ray angle..
Fujifilm Corporation


08/27/15
20150244907 
 Imaging apparatus and optical system used for imaging apparatus patent thumbnailImaging apparatus and optical system used for imaging apparatus
An imaging apparatus comprises an optical system that includes a plurality of lens groups, each lens group including one or more lenses, at least one of the lens groups being independently movable with respect to the other lens groups and including a focus lens group for focusing the subject and a lens control unit that controls movement of the plurality of lens groups to bring into focus based on a feeding position of the focus lens group.. .
Olympus Imaging Corp.


08/27/15
20150244906 
 Reflecting mirror structure for camera module patent thumbnailReflecting mirror structure for camera module
Provided is a reflecting mirror structure which includes: a camera module; a reflecting mirror rotation axis parallel to an optical axis of the camera module; and a reflecting mirror connected to an end of the reflecting mirror rotation axis to form an included angle with the optical axis, wherein the reflecting mirror rotates about the reflecting mirror rotation axis in accordance with a position of a target object to project an image of the target object into the camera module.. .
Tdk Taiwan Corp.


08/27/15
20150244905 
 Optical unit, imaging apparatus, and movable object patent thumbnailOptical unit, imaging apparatus, and movable object
An optical unit (13) includes an optical system (16), a lens barrel (15), and a securing portion (21). The optical system (16) includes a plurality of optical elements (22 to 26).
Kyocera Corporation


08/27/15
20150244904 

Lens with combined barrel and holder


A method of manufacturing a compact optical lens module includes providing a housing unit including a lens group, providing a substrate including an image sensor, and inserting a fitting member between the housing unit and the substrate to adjust a focal length of the compact optical lens assembly.. .
Genius Electronic Optical Co., Ltd.


08/27/15
20150244903 

Head-mounted providing inspection, evaluation or assessment of an event or location


Systems and methods for providing assessment of a local scene to a remote location are provided herein. The systems and methods facilitate collection, storage and transmission of data from the local scene to the remote location without limiting the mobility, dexterity, adaptability and interactive capability of an on-scene technician.
Musc Foundation For Research And Development


08/27/15
20150244852 

Apparatus and point-of-collection measurement of a biomolecular reaction


A system, methods, and apparatus for biomolecular measurements, monitoring, and tracking uses a smartphone-based system. A biological sample, including, but not limited to blood, saliva, biopsy, or sweat, is collected on a modular diagnostic test platform, which is then inserted into a smartphone accessory.
Cornell University


08/27/15
20150244494 

Passive optical network and optical line terminal


A passive optical network comprises at least two optical line terminals (olts), a remote node (rn), and a plurality of optical node units (onus). Each olt has a wdm working port, the rn has a number m wdm ports and a number n distribution ports, and each onu has a communication port.
Adva Optical Networking Se


08/27/15
20150244493 

Changing the spectral position of a lightpath


A method of changing the spectral position of a lightpath between a source node and a destination node of an optical network. The optical network uses a flexible grid for spectral allocation and the lightpath has been allocated first spectral resources at a first spectral position.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


08/27/15
20150244492 

Apparatus and manufacturing an integrated multicast switch, for use in reconfigurable optical add-drop networks


In one embodiment, each of the output/input ports of each one of a plurality of optical splitters is connected to one of a plurality of optical switches by means of optical fibers without any fusion splicing in a majority of the optical fibers, and each of the input/output ports of each one of the switches is connected to one of the optical splitters by means of the optical fibers without any fusion splicing in a majority of the optical fibers. Each of the output/input ports of each one of the optical splitters may be directly connected to the ferrule and one of the input/output ports of one of the switches by the optical fibers.
Dicon Fiberoptics, Inc.


08/27/15
20150244470 

Coordination systems and methods between data control plane and photonic control in optical networks


A method, a system, and a network for coordination between a data control plane and photonic control in a network include operating the data control plane with photonic control messaging included therein, wherein the data control plane is configured to at least establish end-to-end paths between a plurality of network elements at layer 1; transmitting a photonic control message in or by the data control plane responsive to a requirement for photonic layer information; processing, via the data control plane, the photonic layer information received from photonic control responsive to the photonic control message, wherein the photonic control is configured to adjust photonic hardware responsive to a change at a photonic layer; and performing an action by the data control plane considering the photonic layer information.. .
Ciena Corporation


08/27/15
20150244469 

Optical receiver and detection method


The integrated optical receiver module includes a plurality of pds each converting an optical signal to a current signal, and outputs a current signal selected from a plurality of current signals. The rssi circuit converts the current signal into a voltage signal, outputs a first amplified signal obtained by amplifying the voltage signal by a first gain, and outputs a second amplified signal obtained by amplifying the voltage signal by a second gain larger than the first gain.
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.


08/27/15
20150244468 

Optimum modulator bias systems and methods in coherent optical transmitters


A modulator bias selection method, a coherent optical transmitter, and optical modulator solve the problem of generating a correct constellation using the bias points with the minimum phase adjustment range. The optimum modulator bias systems and methods include a coherent optical transmitter with control of four (xi, xq, yi, yq) quadrature data signals via a transmitter (tx) application specific integrated circuit (asic), with a modulator bias controller which implements an algorithm to find the optimum bias points.
Ciena Corporation


08/27/15
20150244467 

Optical transmission device and optical reception device


An optical transmission device includes a division unit that divides transmission data into a plurality of data and outputs the plurality of data, a frequency conversion unit that shifts a frequency band of the divided transmission data so that the frequency bands of the divided transmission data do not overlap each other and outputs the divided transmission data whose frequency band is shifted as a modulation signal, and an optical modulation unit that modulates an optical carrier with a signal in which the modulation signals are added and outputs the modulated optical carrier as a signal light.. .
Nec Corporation


08/27/15
20150244466 

Optical sending circuit and optical sending method


In order to provide an optical sending circuit which has a small size and can carry out long haul transmission and which can reduce a stray light and an optical cross talk noise generated in an optical transmission line, the optical sending circuit includes: a first ea modulator whose reverse bias voltage is changed by a first data signal; a second ea modulator whose reverse bias voltage is changed by a second data signal; a first optical transmission line which inputs a light to be modulated, which is to be modulated by the first ea modulator, to the first ea modulator; a second optical transmission line which is connected with an output of the first ea modulator, and transfers an optical signal modulated by the first data signal; and a third optical transmission line which is connected with an output of the second ea modulator.. .
Nec Corporation


08/27/15
20150244465 

Optical communication module


An optical signal emitter includes a transmitting lens; a lens supporting portion, extending from an edge of the transmitting lens to defined a containing space surrounded by the transmitting lens and the lens supporting portion; a lens carrier, for carrying the transmitting lens and the lens supporting portion, wherein a coupling surface is defined on the lens carrier and at least a part of the lens supporting portion is coplanar with the lens carrier with respect to the coupling surface; a light transmitter, disposed in the containing space and coaxially with the transmitting lens, so as to define an light transmission path for light passing through coupling surface by an alignment between the light transmitter and the transmitting lens; at least one engagement portion, disposed on the coupling surface; at least one magnet, disposed on the lens carrier.. .
Optomedia Technology Inc.


08/27/15
20150244464 

Operating a node in an optical transport network


An optical transport network (4) comprises a first node (10) connected to a second node (11) by a link (21). The second node (11) is capable of operating at a first value of tributary slot granularity and a second value of tributary slot granularity.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


08/27/15
20150244463 

Mapping information centric networking flows to optical flows


A method implemented by an edge node in an optical network, the method comprising receiving one or more information centric networking (icn) service flows, each of which is identifiable by a service label, determining at least one optical resource to be provisioned to the one or more service flows based on the one or more service labels, converting the one or more icn service flows to one or more optical flows, and transmitting the one or more optical flows using the at least one optical resource.. .
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.


08/27/15
20150244462 

Inline optoelectronic converter and associated methods


An inline optoelectronic converter configured to convert electrical signals to optical signals and to convert optical signals to electrical signals. The converter is external to the avionic computer and connected to the avionic computer at a location spaced apart from the avionic computer.
The Boeing Company


08/27/15
20150244461 

Communication system for analog and digital communication services


A first and a second interconnection unit comprising a respective first and a second communication interface, a first and a second electro-optical converter, and a multiplexing unit, is disclosed. The first interconnection unit is adapted to receive electrically transmitted analog and digital information, convert said information into electrically transmitted information, and to multiplex the information so as to enable transmission over a bidirectional link.
Deltanode Solutions Ab


08/27/15
20150244460 

Method and device for generating electrical signals corresponding to a wavelength, from polychromatic optical signals


A method is provided for generating a plurality of electrical signals from polychromatic optical signals extracted from a set of optical fibers, a polychromatic signal including a plurality of predetermined wavelengths. An electrical signal is generated by using predetermined wavelengths.
Orange


08/27/15
20150244458 

Optical communication terminal


An optical communication terminal is configured to operate in two different complementary modes of full duplex communication. In one mode, the terminal transmits light having a first wavelength and receives light having a second wavelength along a common free space optical path.
Google Inc.


08/27/15
20150244456 

Apparatus, method and computer program operable to determine estimates


An apparatus, a method and a computer program for determining estimates is disclosed. The apparatus determines estimates for transmitted symbols from received symbols of an optical signal affected by cross-polarization modulation (xpolm).
Alcatel Lucent


08/27/15
20150244455 

Calculating time offset


A slave device sends a first test signal via a downlink optical waveguide to a master device and recording a first transmission time, receives the first test signal looped back by the master device via the downlink optical waveguide and records a first reception time, and calculates a downlink delay time based on the first transmission and the first reception times. The slave device sends a second test signal via an uplink optical waveguide to the master device and records a second transmission time, receives the second test signal looped back by the master device via the uplink optical waveguide and records a second reception time, and calculates the uplink delay time based on the second transmission and the second reception times.
Hangzhou H3c Technologies Co., Ltd.


08/27/15
20150244454 

Fast protection switching passive optical network


A fast protection switching method for a passive optical network (pon). When performing protection switching from an operation link (an operation network) to a protection link (a protection network) in a pon, the fast protection switching method enables rapidly updating equalization delay (eqd) values, even if the eqd values are different for optical network terminals (onts) of varying distances..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


08/27/15
20150244453 

Wson restoration


Dynamic restoration involves routing and bandwidth assignment of an unplanned restoration path in a wavelength switched optical network (20), having regeneration nodes (60), nodes each having a roadm (62) having drop paths and add paths. An electrical switch (68) provides configurable regeneration capacity by coupling selected drop paths to selected add paths.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


08/27/15
20150244331 

Microwave power amplification apparatus and method thereof


Period-one nonlinear dynamics of semiconductor lasers are utilized to provide an apparatus for photonic microwave power amplification in radio-over-fiber links through optical modulation depth improvement. The microwave power amplification apparatus includes a microwave-modulated optical signal generation module and a microwave power amplification module.
National Cheng Kung University


08/27/15
20150244313 

System and managing the power output of a photovoltaic cell


A solar cell management system for increasing the efficiency and power output of a solar cell and methods for making and using the same. The management system provides an electric field across an individual solar cell, an array of solar cells configured as a panel, or a group of solar panels.
Solarlytics, Inc.


08/27/15
20150244160 

Arc flash protection system with self-test


An method for automatically testing an arc flash detection system by periodically or continually transmitting electro-optical (eo) radiation through one or more transmission cables electro-optically coupled to respective eo radiation collectors. A test eo signal may pass through the eo radiation collector to be received by an eo sensor.
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.


08/27/15
20150244146 

Semiconductor ring laser apparatus


Provided is a semiconductor ring laser apparatus including an si semiconductor substrate, a ring resonator configured by an optical waveguide formed in the si semiconductor substrate, a semiconductor laser part that is provided with a light emitting amplification part at least in a part of the optical waveguide and that generates two beams of laser light traveling around in opposite directions in the ring resonator, and a light detection part formed in the si semiconductor substrate to extract the two beams of laser light from the ring resonator and detect a frequency difference between the two beams of laser light. The light emitting amplification part includes a pn junction obtained by annealing on a second semiconductor layer, which is obtained by doping a first semiconductor layer in the si semiconductor substrate with boron at high concentration, the annealing being performed while radiating light onto the second semiconductor layer..
V Technology Co., Ltd.


08/27/15
20150244145 

Methods for determining optical power, for power normalizing laser measurements, and for stabilizing power of lasers via compliance voltage sensing


A method is disclosed for power normalization of spectroscopic signatures obtained from laser based chemical sensors that employs the compliance voltage across a quantum cascade laser device within an external cavity laser. The method obviates the need for a dedicated optical detector used specifically for power normalization purposes.
Battelle Memorial Institute


08/27/15
20150244144 

Tunable semiconductor lasers


A tunable semiconductor laser having, in one embodiment, a higher bias voltage end, a lower bias voltage end, and an optically active gain region comprising a band-gap configured to emit light at an emission wavelength that is tunable when an electric field is generated across the optically active gain region by applying a bias voltage thereto, an electron quantum well (qw) layer positioned closer to the higher bias voltage end than the lower voltage bias end, and a hole qw layer positioned closer to the lower bias voltage end than the higher bias voltage end and comprising a type-ii band alignment with the electron qw layer such that the band-gap is determined by an energy difference between a ground electron state in the electron qw layer and a ground hole state in the hole qw layer, wherein the emission wavelength is redshifted upon an increase in a bias voltage applied to the optically active gain region.. .
Board Of Regents University Of Oklahoma


08/27/15
20150244143 

Methods and generating terahertz radiation


Methods and apparatus for generating terahertz radiation are disclosed herein. In addition, methods for forming orientation-patterned nonlinear semiconductor crystals are disclosed herein.
Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Alabama


08/27/15
20150244141 

Pump device for pumping an amplifying laser medium


A pump device for pumping an amplifying laser medium (1), having a radiation source (13) with a plurality of laser diodes (15, 16) that emit laser beams (17) which have parallel beam axes (a) extending in the direction of a z axis and which diverge at least twice as much in the direction of an x axis perpendicular to the z axis as in the direction of a y axis perpendicular to the z axis and to the x axis. The pump device also has at least one optical component (22, 22′, 22″) with at least one cylinder surface (23), with which at least some of the laser beams (17) emitted by the laser diodes (15, 16) interact.

08/27/15
20150244140 

Air-cooled gas lasers with heat transfer resonator optics and associated systems and methods


Embodiments of an air-cooled gas laser with heat transfer resonator optics are disclosed herein. A laser configured in accordance with one embodiment includes resonator optics having an optical element, a first heat sink element in surface-to-surface contact with a first side surface of the optical element, a second heat sink element in surface-to-surface contact with a second side surface of the optical element, and a carrier member carrying the optical element and the first heat sink element, and including a forward facing surface in surface-to-surface contact with the backside surface of the optical element.
Universal Laser Systems, Inc.


08/27/15
20150244139 

Air-cooled gas lasers and associated systems and methods


Embodiments of an air-cooled gas laser are disclosed herein. A laser configured in accordance with one embodiment includes a laser superstructure, an optical assembly, and an elongated thermal decoupler member having a first end portion fixedly coupled to the optical assembly and a second end portion fixedly coupled to the laser superstructure.
Universal Laser Systems, Inc.


08/27/15
20150243934 

Laser beam irradiation apparatus and manufacturing organic light emitting display apparatus using the same


A laser beam irradiation apparatus includes a laser light source, a controller for controlling energy of light generated by the laser source, a first optical system for adjusting a shape of light that has passed through the controller, a scanner for adjusting the direction of light that has passed through the first optical system, and an f-theta lens for reducing a beam that has passed through the scanner.. .
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


08/27/15
20150243933 

Organic light-emitting display apparatus


An organic light-emitting display apparatus includes: a substrate including a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other; an organic emission unit disposed on the first surface of the substrate and including: an emission region configured to emit light; and a first transmission region configured to transmit external light; an encapsulation unit joined to the first surface of the substrate, the encapsulating unit configured to seal the organic emission unit from external air; a first optical layer configured to delay a phase of the external light; and a second functional layer configured to linearly polarize the external light, wherein the second function layer is disposed farther from the organic emission unit than the first functional layer and includes a second transmission region corresponding to the first transmission region.. .
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


08/27/15
20150243931 

Metal-based particle assembly


Provided are a metal-based particle assembly comprising 30 or more metal-based particles separated from each other and disposed in two dimensions, the metal-based particles having an average particle diameter of 200 to 1600 nm, an average height of 55 to 500 nm, and an aspect ratio, as defined by a ratio of the average particle diameter to the average height, of 1 to 8, the metal-based particle assembly having a scattering intensity ratio s1/s0 of not less than 0.15, s1 representing a scattering intensity at a maximum wavelength of a peak having a highest peak intensity in a scattering spectrum of light scattered at an angle of 30° from light incident on a surface of the metal-based particle assembly along a normal to the surface, so representing a scattering intensity of the peak for a reference system made of a barium sulfate layer, and an optical device including the assembly.. .
Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited


08/27/15
20150243864 

Method for manufacturing optical device and optical device manufactured by same


The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing an optical device and to an optical device manufactured by the method, in which heat-dissipating performance by a heat sink and thermal insulation performance between a substrate and the heat sink are improved and workability is enhanced. According to a first characteristic of the present invention, the method for manufacturing an optical device comprises: (a) a step of preparing a disk for an optical device having a vertical thermal insulation layer; (b) a step of forming a groove along a cut line formed on the lower surface of the disk for an optical device; (c) a step of applying liquid insulation material to the surface on which the groove is formed and hardening the liquid insulation material to form an electrically insulating layer having a planar surface; and (d) a step of forming a fixing hole penetrating in a vertical direction through both the disk for an optical device and the groove..
Point Engineering Co., Ltd.


08/27/15
20150243859 

Optoelectronic device, optical element and producing same


A method for producing an optoelectronic device and an optoelectronic device is disclosed. According to at least one embodiment, an optoelectronic device is provided, which comprises a housing, a radiation-emitting or radiation-receiving semiconductor chip which is arranged in the housing, and an optical element which is arranged in a beam path of the device.
Osram Opto Semiconductors Gmbh


08/27/15
20150243858 

Surface treatment agent for optical material, and optical material


A surface treatment agent for an optical material comprising an organic silicon compound having a functional group selected from a highly polar functional group, a hydroxyl group-containing group, a silicon atom-containing hydrolyzable group, or metal salt derivatives thereof bonded to silicon atoms directly or via a functional group with a valency of (n+1) (n is a number equal to 1 or greater); and having at least one structure in the molecule in which the silicon atoms are bonded to any siloxane unit represented by r13sio1/2, r12sio2/2, r1sio3/2, and sio4/2.. .
Dow Corning Toray Co., Ltd.


08/27/15
20150243852 

Led chip-on-board component and lighting module


An object of the present invention is to provide a light emitting diode (led) construction. It is an object of certain embodiments of the present invention to provide an led chip-on-board (cob) construction comprising, a thermally and electrically conductive substrate, at least one semiconductor light emitting die or diode and an electrically insulating material.
Lumichip Limited


08/27/15
20150243835 

Solid-state transducer devices with optically-transmissive carrier substrates and related systems, methods, and devices


Semiconductor device assemblies having solid-state transducer (sst) devices and associated semiconductor devices, systems, and are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method of forming a semiconductor device assembly includes forming a support substrate, a transfer structure, and a plurality semiconductor structures between the support substrate and the transfer structure.
Micron Technology, Inc.


08/27/15
20150243833 

Method for producing the electrical contacts of a semiconductor device


A method for producing an electrical contact of a semiconductor device, including: depositing an optically transparent electrically conductive layer on a face of the device; depositing first and second dielectric layers on the layer, in which the second dielectric layer can be selectively laser etched; selectively laser etching the second dielectric layer, forming a first opening; producing a second opening aligned with the first opening in the first dielectric layer; depositing an electrically conductive material on the optically transparent electrically conductive layer through the second opening such that portions of the electrically conductive material are deposited on the second dielectric layer, around the first opening; and etching parts of the second dielectric layer which are not covered with portions of the electrically conductive material.. .
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Ene Alt


08/27/15
20150243824 

Optical sensor having a light emitter and a photodetector assembly directly mounted to a transparent substrate


An optical sensor is described that includes a light emitter and a photodetector assembly directly attached to a transparent substrate. In one or more implementations, the optical sensor comprises at least one light emitter and a photodetector assembly (e.g., photodiodes, phototransistors, etc.).
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.


08/27/15
20150243821 

Concentrator photovoltaic unit, concentrator photovoltaic module, concentrator photovoltaic panel, and concentrator photovoltaic apparatus


A concentrator photovoltaic unit being an optical system base unit includes: a concentrating portion configured to converge sunlight; a cell configured to receive light converged by the concentrating portion to generate power; a package including a frame portion, the frame portion having insulating property and surrounding the cell, the package being in integrated relation with the cell; a shield plate provided between the concentrating portion and the cell, and including an opening allowing light converged by the concentrating portion to selectively pass therethrough; and a protection plate being a heat-resistant member provided on the frame portion to make the cell expose to the light and to shield the package, the protection plate being in contact with nothing but the frame portion, and securing a predetermined insulation distance from a live portion of the cell.. .
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.


08/27/15
20150243698 

Compressive sensing imaging system


The present disclosure relates to a compressive sensing imaging system which may include a compressive sensing optic (cso) that includes a plurality of compressive sensing elements (cses), a fiber optic bundle (fob) that includes a plurality of fiber optic elements (foes) and a sensor that includes a plurality of optical sensing elements (oses). Each cse is configured to capture a respective random cse optical sample related to a respective portion of a scene and to provide the respective cse optical sample to the fob.
Southwest Research Institute


08/27/15
20150243546 

Semiconductor substrate for photonic and electronic structures and manufacture


A method of forming a substrate with isolation areas suitable for integration of electronic and photonic devices is provided. A common reticle and photolithographic technique is used to fabricate a mask defining openings for etching first and second trench isolation areas in a substrate, with the openings for the second trench isolation areas being wider than the openings for the first trench isolation areas.
Micron Technology, Inc.


08/27/15
20150243469 

X-ray source assembly


An apparatus includes an x-ray tube, x-ray optics, one or more coils and control circuitry. The x-ray tube is configured to direct an electron beam onto an anode so as to emit an x-ray beam.
Jordan Valley Semiconductors Ltd.


08/27/15
20150243320 

Accessing protected content on an optical disc


Embodiments for validating an optical disc storing protected content are provided. In one example, a method comprises receiving the optical disc in an optical disc drive, detecting with a signal detector a signal while the optical disc is at rest, spinning the optical disc, determining, with the signal detector, one or more of an electrical and magnetic effect on the signal resulting from the spinning of the optical disc, and validating the optical disc if the one or more of the electrical and magnetic effect meets a predetermined condition..
Microsoft Corporation


08/27/15
20150243155 

Status monitoring, storage and reporting for optical transceivers by tracking operating parameter variations


Methods, architectures, circuits, and/or systems for tracking variations in the operating parameters of an optical or optoelectronic device are disclosed, as well as use of such variation data to monitor or control device functions and/or generate warnings and/or status flags. A method of tracking a variation in one or more operating parameters in an optical or optoelectronic device may include (i) monitoring one or more operating parameters of the device over time to determine values for each of the operating parameters, (ii) calculating the variation in each of the operating parameters as a function of time, (iii) comparing the variation to one or more predetermined thresholds, each threshold corresponding to an operational warning or alarm, and (iv) generating the operational warning or alarm when the variation exceeds the corresponding threshold..
Source Photonics, Inc.


08/27/15
20150243141 

Motor vehicle


A motor vehicle includes an energy storage device which can be charged by connecting a charge cable to a vehicle-sided terminal device, and an optical lighting device which indicates the ongoing charging process or at least the complete charge status of the energy storage device. A blinker light provided on the side of the vehicle on which the terminal device is located, is used as lighting device..
Audi Ag


08/27/15
20150243107 

Displaying augmented or virtual reality through freeform optics


Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye..
Magic Leap, Inc.


08/27/15
20150243106 

Method and system for enhancing job performance using an augmented reality system


A waveguide apparatus includes a planar waveguide and at least one optical diffraction element (doe) that provides a plurality of optical paths between an exterior and interior of the planar waveguide. A phase profile of the doe may combine a linear diffraction grating with a circular lens, to shape a wave front and produce beams with desired focus.
Magic Leap, Inc.


08/27/15
20150243105 

Method and system for interacting with user interfaces


A waveguide apparatus includes a planar waveguide and at least one optical diffraction element (doe) that provides a plurality of optical paths between an exterior and interior of the planar waveguide. A phase profile of the doe may combine a linear diffraction grating with a circular lens, to shape a wave front and produce beams with desired focus.
Magic Leap, Inc.


08/27/15
20150243100 

Method and system for determining user input based on totem


A waveguide apparatus includes a planar waveguide and at least one optical diffraction element (doe) that provides a plurality of optical paths between an exterior and interior of the planar waveguide. A phase profile of the doe may combine a linear diffraction grating with a circular lens, to shape a wave front and produce beams with desired focus.
Magic Leap, Inc.


08/27/15
20150243093 

Determining user accommodation to display an image at a desired focal plane using diffractive optical elements


Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye..
Magic Leap, Inc.


08/27/15
20150243091 

Coupling phase modulators to optical fibers for augmented or virtual reality


Configurations are disclosed for presenting virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to users. The system may comprise an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner, a light modulator configured to transmit light associated with the one or more frames of image data, a substrate to direct image information to a user's eye, wherein the substrate houses a plurality of reflectors, a first reflector of the plurality of reflectors to reflect transmitted light associated with a first frame of image data at a first angle to the user's eye, and a second reflector to reflect transmitted light associated with a second frame of the image data at a second angle to the user's eye..
Magic Leap, Inc.


08/27/15
20150243049 

Classifying image samples


It is inter alia disclosed to classify samples of a set of samples of an image regarding whether or not a respective sample comprises optical information on a specific object type based on classification information. Therein, the classification information comprises a plurality of classifiers, each classifier being associated exclusively with one colour channel of a plurality of colour channels..
Nokia Technologies Oy


08/27/15
20150243046 

Display control device for vehicle


A display control device for a vehicle, which is applied to a vehicle provided with an outside camera to image scenery in front of the vehicle and a display portion visible and operable for a driver, comprises an optical-flow presumption portion which presumes an optical flow based on the front scenery imaged by the outside camera, an additive-display-line setting portion to set an additive-display line to be applied to the display portion according to the optical flow presumed by the optical-flow presumption portion, and a display control portion to conduct a display control for the display portion based on the additive-display line set by the additive-display-line setting portion.. .
Mazda Motor Corporation


08/27/15
20150243030 

Method to calibrate an optical array, method to display a periodic calibration pattern and a computer program product


A method is provided to calibrate an optical array consisting of an image detector and an optical imaging unit to depict a measurement volume on the image detector. At least one image of a periodic calibration pattern within a measurement volume is recorded by the optical array and depicted on a display.
Lavision Gmbh


08/27/15
20150243024 

Device and making dimensional measurements on multilayer objects such as wafers


An imaging device is provided for localizing structures through the surface of an object such as a wafer, with a view to positioning a measuring sensor relative to the structures, includes: (i) an imaging sensor; (ii) an optical imager able to produce, on the imaging sensor, an image of the object in a field of view; and (iii) an illuminator for generating an illuminating beam and lighting the field of view in reflection, in which the illuminating beam and lighting the field of view in reflection, in which the illuminator is able to generate an illuminating beam the spectral content of which is adapted to the nature of the object, such that the light of the beam is able to essentially penetrate into the object. Also provided is a system and a method for carrying out dimensional measurements on an object such as a wafer..
Fogale Nanotech


08/27/15
20150243015 

Method and device for preparing a spectacle frame


A method for preparing a spectacle frame (1) adapted to a face, the spectacle frame (1) having a bridge (11) between two optical lenses (9-10) and a surface (2) having end pieces (5-6) to which temples (3-4) are connected. The method includes providing an image of the face; identifying the characteristic points on the image of the face; identifying shape points on the image of the face; identifying the shape of the face from among predefined characteristic shapes using the shape points; determining from the characteristic points a frame of reference for receiving the surface of the spectacle frame; and determining the height position and width of the end pieces relative to the surface of the spectacle frame depending on the face shape identified..
Tipheret




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