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Illumination device providing direct and indirect illumination

Quarkstar

Illumination device providing direct and indirect illumination

Illumination device providing direct and indirect illumination

Tyco Electronics

Optical assembly


Date/App# patent app List of recent Optical Component-related patents
07/30/15
20150214695 
 Horizontal cavity surface emitting laser device patent thumbnailnew patent Horizontal cavity surface emitting laser device
A horizontal cavity surface emitting laser device includes an active layer configured to generate light to be emitted in one direction along the one surface of a semiconductor substrate and in another direction opposite to the one direction. The device also includes a rear distributed bragg reflector unit configured to reflect the light.
Oclaro Japan, Inc.


07/30/15
20150212394 
 Camera and optical unit patent thumbnailnew patent Camera and optical unit
A camera that has an optical unit includes: a base plate; a plurality of openings which is provided on the base plate and each of which has a substantially rectangular opening shape having long sides and short sides; and a plurality of optical components each of which covers any of the plurality of openings. The plurality of openings is disposed to be cyclically placed in one optical path through rotation of the base plate, and is disposed such that a part of a long side of each opening thereof faces a part of a short side of another opening thereof adjacent thereto..
Sony Corporation


07/30/15
20150212267 
 Optical assembly patent thumbnailnew patent Optical assembly
An optical assembly comprising: (a) a substrate having a first planar surface; (b) an optical component connected to the substrate and having a second planar surface parallel to the first surface and at least one first optical axis; (c) a plurality of optical fiber stubs having a certain diameter and being disposed at least partially between the substrate and the optical component; (d) at least one of the substrate or the optical component having one or more grooves on the first or second surfaces, respectively, such that each groove is configured to receive one of the plurality of fiber stubs such that each of the fiber stubs protrudes a first distance from the first or second surface to space the first surface the first distance from the second surface; and (e) a least one optical conduit having a second optical axis, the optical conduit being disposed on the first or second surface such that the second optical axis is optically aligned with the first optical axis.. .
Tyco Electronics Corporation


07/30/15
20150211710 
 Illumination device providing direct and indirect illumination patent thumbnailnew patent Illumination device providing direct and indirect illumination
A variety of illumination devices are disclosed that are configured and arranged to output a direct intensity distribution onto work surfaces and an indirect intensity distribution towards background regions. The illumination devices include direct and indirect optical components configured to provide direct and indirect illumination.
Quarkstar Llc


07/30/15
20150210218 
 Method for aligning at least one rear-view mirror of a motor vehicle patent thumbnailnew patent Method for aligning at least one rear-view mirror of a motor vehicle
A method is provided for aligning at least one rear view mirror and/or another optical component of a motor vehicle. The current eye position of the driver is determined by an interior sensor system upon actuation of a control element.
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft


07/30/15
20150210210 
 Built-in optical component for the interior fittings of an aircraft and correspondingly fitted aircraft patent thumbnailnew patent Built-in optical component for the interior fittings of an aircraft and correspondingly fitted aircraft
A built-in optical component for the interior fittings of an aircraft with a partially light-permeable layer of stone or glass layer and a lighting layer which is arranged therebelow and is intended for the back-lighting of the layer of stone or glass layer, wherein the lighting layer comprises a plurality of lighting strips and a partially light-permeable intermediate layer is provided between the lighting layer and the layer of stone or glass layer.. .
Lufthansa Technik Ag


07/23/15
20150205137 
 Electromagnetic radiation enhancement methods and systems patent thumbnailElectromagnetic radiation enhancement methods and systems
An optical system for producing electromagnetic radiation with localized increases in irradiance or radiance at the system output includes a first optical mask containing localized regions for producing controlled modifications of phase delays and/or amplitude attenuations and located within the input plane of said optical system. The system also includes at least a single optical component with positive optical power located after the input plane and at least one additional optical mask located after the optical component at non-conjugate locations with respect to the input plane of the system.

07/23/15
20150205064 
 Cable management system including splitter/filter tray patent thumbnailCable management system including splitter/filter tray
A two layer splitter tray (18) has a cover (32) which mounts to a base (34). The base (34) and the cover (32) define openings for one or more splitters (88).
Tyco Electronics Raychem Gmbh


07/23/15
20150204511 
 Optical module, in particular opto-electronic module, and  manufacturing the same patent thumbnailOptical module, in particular opto-electronic module, and manufacturing the same
The optical module (1) comprises—a first member (o) having a first face (f1) which is substantially planar;—a second member (p) having a second face (f2) facing the first face (f1), which is substantially planar and is aligned substantially parallel to the first face;—a third member (s) comprised in the first member (o) or comprised in the second member (p) or distinct from and located between these, which comprises an opening (4);—a mirror element (31′; 31′″) present on the second face (f2); and—an active optical component (26) present on the second face (f2) and electrically connected to the second member (p); wherein at least one of the first and second members comprises one or more transparent portions (t) through which light can pass. The method for manufacturing the optical module (1) comprises the steps of a) providing a first wafer; b) providing a second wafer on which the mirror elements (31′.
Heptagon Micro Optics Pte. Ltd.


07/23/15
20150202714 
 Multiple beam laser system for forming stents patent thumbnailMultiple beam laser system for forming stents
A system and method for precision cutting using multiple laser beams is described. The system and method includes a combination of optical components that split the output of a single laser into multiple beams, with the power, polarization status and spot size of each split beam being individually controllable, while providing a circularly polarized beam at the surface of a work piece to be cut by the laser beam.
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.


07/16/15
20150199805 

Method of determining the location of tip timing sensors during operation


A combination probe is positioned at a location in a stationary portion of a turbo machine that defines a gas flow path and is configured to detect a moving portion of the turbo machine within the gas flow path. The combination probe includes a tip timing sensor configured to sense when the moving portion is located proximate to the location of the probe, and an optical component configured to have a field of view that includes the moving portion when the moving portion is located proximate to the location of the probe.
Siemens Energy, Inc.


07/16/15
20150198821 

Optical component and manufacturing the same


An optical component includes: a plastic base; and a multilayer film disposed on at least a rear surface of both surfaces of the plastic base, wherein the multilayer film has a maximum reflectivity of 3% to 50% in a wavelength range of 380 nm to 780 nm and has an average reflectivity of 20% or less in a wavelength range of 280 nm to 380 nm.. .
Nikon-essilor Co., Ltd.


07/16/15
20150198812 

Photo-mask and accessory optical components for fabrication of three-dimensional structures


Systems and methods for optical lithography using photo-masks and accessory optical components are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system includes a photo-mask with a body element, one or more diffractive elements, and one or more functional-element-producing features.
Georgia Tech Research Corporation


07/16/15
20150198437 

Projection exposure microlithography comprising an optical distance measurement system


A projection exposure apparatus (10) for microlithography has a plurality of optical components (m1-m6) forming an exposure beam path, as well as a distance measurement system (30, 130, 230) configured to measure a distance between at least one of the optical components and a reference element (40, 140, 240). The distance measurement system comprises a frequency comb generator (32, 132, 232), which is configured to generate electromagnetic radiation (36, 236) having a comb-shaped frequency spectrum..
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh


07/16/15
20150198325 

Lighting system with a cooling device and an optical body


The invention relates to a cooling device (10) for at least one light source (110) located in a lighting system (100) and having a cooling body (20), which comprises at least one contact surface (22) for absorbing heat from the at least one light source (110) and at least one cooling element (24) for emitting the absorbed heat, characterized in that the cooling body (20) has a mechanical interface (26) which is designed for an optional arrangement of counter-interfaces (66) of at least two different optical components (50).. .
Hella Kgaa Hueck & Co.


07/16/15
20150197592 

Semi-cured product, cured product and producing these, optical component, curable resin composition, and compound


A curable resin composition containing a compound of formula (1), a compound of formula (2) and a thermal- or photo-radical polymerization initiator is capable of producing a cured product having a low abbe's number and capable of realizing burr reduction in molding the composition. Ar1 to ar4 represent aryl or heteroaryl, at least one of ar1 to ar4 is aromatic condensed ring, and two or more of ar1 to ar4 have a polymerizable group, and at least one of r21 to r26 forms a ring, or at least two bond to each other to form a ring:.
Fujifilm Corporation


07/09/15
20150192767 

Multiplane optical microscope


This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus related to optical microscopy. In one aspect, an apparatus includes a sample holder, a first objective lens, a plurality of optical components, a second objective lens, and a mirror.
The Regents Of The University Of California


07/09/15
20150192460 

Sensor apparatus, in particular for detecting ambient conditions of a motor vehicle


In a sensor apparatus, in particular a sensor apparatus for detecting ambient conditions of a motor vehicle, wherein the sensor apparatus comprises at least one screen which predefines the detection angle of the sensor apparatus and a detector and wherein an optical component is disposed between the screen and the detector, a greater detection angle is to be achieved. This is achieved whereby the optical component has at least one first and one second concavely curved region, the first inner region is disposed adjacent to the optic axis, where the second region surrounds the first region and that the first region has a stronger concave curvature than the second region..
Hella Kgaa Hueck & Co.


07/09/15
20150192272 

System for producing color transformable light


A system for producing color transformable light includes a light source designed to emit blue excitation light and a color transformer adapted to selectively absorb and reemit the blue excitation light as green light and/or red light. The color transformer includes a transparent slide that includes a first region embedded with red phosphor, a second region embedded with green phosphor and a third region in the absence of phosphors.

07/02/15
20150187987 

Method of manufacturing a quantum dot optical component and backlight unit having the quantum dot optical component


A method of manufacturing a quantum dot optical component is provided. By the method, a plurality of quantum dot lines are formed on a first substrate, an encapsulation member that encapsulates the quantum dot lines is formed on the first substrate, a second substrate is laminated on the encapsulation member, and the first and second substrates are cut into a plurality of quantum dot optical components each including at least one of the quantum dot lines..
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


07/02/15
20150185469 

Method for regulating the tilting of a mirror element


An optical component comprises a carrying structure, at least one mirror element which is mounted in a tiltable manner relative to the carrying structure by an actuator system and which comprises at least one mirror electrode, at least one local regulating device for regulating the tilting of the mirror element, having at least one capacitive sensor and at least one actuator electrode for tilting the mirror element, and a signal generator for generating a modulation signal, having a frequency above a resonant frequency of the mirror element, wherein the signal generator is connected in a signal-transmitting manner to the at least one mirror electrode.. .
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh


06/25/15
20150180570 

Methods and monitoring and controlling the performance of optical communication systems


In some embodiments, an apparatus includes an optical detector that can sample asynchronously an optical signal from an optical component that can be either an optical transmitter or an optical receiver. In such embodiments, the apparatus also includes a processor operatively coupled to the optical detector, where the processor can calculate a metric value of the optical signal without an extinction ratio of the optical signal being measured.
Juniper Networks, Inc.


06/25/15
20150179904 

Micro-led array with filters


An integrated led device is provided. The led device includes a substrate.
University College Cork, National University Of Ireland


06/25/15
20150177474 

Lens holder, lens optical assembly component, and package wherein lens optical assembly component is mounted


A lens holder includes a pair of leg members inclined and extending to a lens housing from a support member that supports the lens holder at a predetermined position. A distance between pair of leg members is set such that the distance between lower end portions is equal to or larger than a width of the lens housing to be supported, and the distance between upper end portions is equal to or smaller than the width of the lens housing to be supported, and that the distance becomes gradually smaller from the lower end portions to the upper end portions of the legs.
Ntt Electronics Corporation


06/25/15
20150177118 

Fluidic optical cartridge


Embodiments are directed to an apparatus that includes a fluidic structure and optical components. The fluidic structure includes a transparent channel through which objects in an analyte fluid can travel along respective paths during operation of the apparatus.
Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated


06/25/15
20150177060 

Apparatus and measuring optical component


An apparatus for measuring an optical component (160, 170, 190) of the apparatus, the apparatus comprising a radiation source (130) configured to form a measuring beam in a measuring channel (140), wherein the measured optical component configured to be in a first position outside the measuring channel and in a second position in the measuring channel; a first detector (110) configured to receive beams in the measuring channel; a second detector (150) configured to receive beams in the measuring channel; at least one processor; and at least one memory including computer program code. The at least one memory and the computer program code are configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus at least to select at least one of the first detector and the second detector to receive beams in the measuring channel, the measuring channel (140) being integrated to a photometer or a fluorescence channel of the apparatus; receive a first beam, using the selected detector, in the measuring channel, wherein the measured optical component is in the first position; receive a second beam, using the selected detector, in the measuring channel, wherein the measured optical component is in the second position; and determine the characteristics of the optical component based on the first beam and the second beam..
Labrox Oy


06/25/15
20150174352 

Multi-lumen tracheal tube with visualization device


The present disclosure describes systems and methods that utilize a multi-lumen tube with an integral visualization apparatus, such as a camera. The multi-lumen tracheal tube system may include a camera apparatus that is positioned to facilitate left or right bronchial intubation.
Covidien Lp


06/18/15
20150172646 

Color display and projection system


A process and apparatus provide high speed multicomponent imagery from high frame rate binary spatial light modulators. The process and apparatus decompose an image frame into a plurality of subframes such that each subframe in the plurality of subframes corresponds to an image component of the image frame.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.


06/18/15
20150168914 

Increasing an area from which reconstruction from a computer generated hologram may be viewed


A method of enlarging an observation window from which the reconstruction from a computer generated hologram (cgh) may be viewed, including reproducing a cgh, and shifting a location of an exit pupil or observation window of an optical system reproducing the cgh. A method of increasing a viewing angle from which the reconstruction from a computer generated hologram (cgh) may be seen, including producing a plurality of instances of a cgh, projecting each one of the instances in a different direction so that a first exit pupil of a first instance is close to a second exit pupil of a second instance.
Real View Imaging Ltd.


06/18/15
20150168710 

Stereo endoscope system


Disclosed is a stereo endoscope system comprising stereo endoscopes of varying working lengths, working diameters and directions of view. Each stereo endoscope comprises two identical optical systems where every pair of corresponding components is permanently couple in a sideways orientation.
Integrated Medical Systems International, Inc.


06/18/15
20150168637 

Light source module using laser as light source


A light source module comprises a plurality of laser light sources, a lens module, a plurality of optical components, and a light guiding plate. The lens module includes a first lens having a rear arced plane and a plurality of second lenses each having a front arced plane, and the second lenses are positioned on the first lens and protruded forwardly from the first lens toward the optical components.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


06/18/15
20150167933 

Lighting device for obtaining a predetermined light distribution at a target area


The invention relates to a lighting device (100) comprising a light source (110) and an optical component (120) adapted for obtaining a predetermined light distribution (300) at a target area (400). The optical component has a substrate (122) comprising a material that is capable of controllably changing shape when an activating force is applied thereto, and one or more optical elements (121).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


06/11/15
20150162026 

Precise alignment method and precise alignment optical component


Provided is a precise alignment method for an optical component that positions a slider to x-axis and y-axis coordinates of maximal intensity in a manner such that frame images of a laser beam passing through an optical waveguide are captured while relatively moving the slider and a semiconductor laser device at a uniform speed in the x and y directions, the x-axis coordinate of the maximal intensity is calculated by performing a fitting calculation only in the x direction, frame images of a laser beam passing through the optical waveguide are captured by relatively moving the slider and the semiconductor laser device at a uniform speed only in the y direction while the x-axis coordinate is fixed, and the y-axis coordinate of the target maximal intensity is calculated by performing a fitting calculation only in the y direction.. .
Hitachi Information & Telecommunication Engineering, Ltd.


06/11/15
20150160420 

Optical alignment system


An optical alignment system for aligning an optical component is provided. The system includes an alignment component configured to be moveable in a plane and in a fixed relationship with the optical component.
Xyratex Technology Limited


06/11/15
20150159843 

Led nightlight system having an image projection feature


A light emitting diode night light system can include: a tube housing; a light emitting diode positioned at one end of the tube housing, the light emitting diode for providing a visible light beam; a lens positioned at a different end of the tube housing from the light emitting diode; and an optical component positioned within the tube housing, the optical component positioned between the light emitting diode and the lens, and the optical component arranged perpendicularly to the visible light beam and configured to create an image from the visible light beam.. .

06/04/15
20150155270 

Opto-electronic module for emitting light of variable intensity distribution


The opto-electronic module (1) comprises—a first substrate member (p); —a second substrate member (o); —a first spacer member (s) comprised in said first substrate member or comprised in said second substrate member or distinct from and located between these, which comprises at least one opening (4); —a light emission element (e) arranged on said first substrate member; —a first passive optical component (8); at least one of said first and second substrate members comprising one or more transparent portions (t) through which light can pass, said first passive optical component (8) being comprised in or distinct from said one or more transparent portions, and wherein said first passive optical component has adjustable optical properties. Such modules (1) are well mass-producible in high precision and can be used in photo cameras, e.g., as flashes..
Heptagon Micro Optics Pte. Ltd.


06/04/15
20150153629 

Optical filter lock and environmental seal


The present invention is directed to a camera lens filter assembly including a camera lens filter and an included optical component. The optical component is installed on an optic mounting part; and a clamp is mounted on a clamp mounting part, so the clamp can press to tighten against the optical component for the purpose of assembly.
Mamiya America Corporation


05/28/15
20150148480 

Optical material and articles formed therefrom


Optical materials including polymerizable compositions and oligomeric and polymeric material formed therefrom. The oligomer or polymer material include structural repeat units.
Biofarmix Inc.


05/28/15
20150146428 

Optical bench assembly


An optical bench assembly is disclosed. In one embodiment, the optical bench assembly includes a housing and a cantilever optical bench for holding optical components.
Bae Systems Informatin And Electronic Systems Integration Inc.


05/28/15
20150146050 

Coordinated simultaneous real and fourier plane imaging system and methods


Imaging systems and methods for simultaneous real and fourier plane imaging. In one example, an imaging system includes at least one optical element configured to receive and focus incident electromagnetic radiation from a viewed scene, a first detector positioned at an image plane of the at least one optical element and configured to produce a first image of the viewed scene, and a second detector positioned at a fourier plane of the at least one optical element and configured to produce a second image of the viewed scene, the first and second detectors configured to receive the electromagnetic radiation and produce the first and second images, respectively.
Raytheon Company


05/28/15
20150146039 

Radial fpa based electro-optic imager


A radial based approach to electro-optic imagers, rather than the conventional rectilinear approach, would have basic overall system design advantages. Those system design advantages would apply to the components and the entire system implementation and include approaches to objective optical design, focal plane array fpa with fill factor, fpa layout and associated read-out integrated circuit roic, support electronics architecture and associated memory requirements, image processing ip algorithms, display layout and format, and eyepiece optics.
United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Army


05/28/15
20150143916 

Protection of laser bond inspection optical components


Methods, systems, and apparatuses are disclosed for the protection of optical components used during laser bond inspection. In one embodiment, an optic surface wetting enhancement is provided on a protective optic to assist in forming a substantially flat film of transparent liquid from transparent liquid applied to a surface of a protective optic.

05/21/15
20150140551 

Device and investigating one or a plurality of phase objects


A method for investigating one or a plurality of phase objects is described, in which a grid made up of elements is used, which is illuminated with light of a light source, the coherence length of which is larger than the average spacing of adjacent elements of the grid. A diffraction image of the illuminating light scattered on the grid is generated, whereby the one or the plurality of phase objects are placed in the light path between the light source and the grid and/or in the light path of the illuminating light scattered on the grid.
Ludwig-maximilians-universität München


05/21/15
20150138643 

Optical component


An optical component has a ceramic member and a dichroic film. The ceramic member is provided with a first main surface and a second main surface that is opposed to the first main surface.
Ngk Insulators, Ltd.


05/21/15
20150138636 

Self-cleaning optical system


A self-cleaning optical system for the transmission or reflection of light to and/or from a process region comprises a liquid bath and a transparent or reflective optical component continuously rotatable about a non-vertical axis so that a lower part of the component continuously rotates through the bath. When the component emerges from the bath, a coating of the liquid remains thereon which forms a substantially uniform film on at least a part of the component through which the light is transmitted or from which the light is reflected..
University College Dublin, National University Of Ireland, Dublin


05/14/15
20150133902 

Ophthalmological laser system and operating method


A polarization beam splitter selectively decouples detection light onto a detector such that it has a polarization direction that differs from the emitted illumination light. This enables the detection of the light scattered back in the eye lens at a high level of accuracy, since stray light from reflections at optical components of the light path is suppressed.

05/14/15
20150131998 

Telecommunications module


A cable boot is mounted to a telecommunications module housing an optical component, wherein the cable boot extends outwardly from the module. The cable boot is mounted by axially passing the cable boot over a plurality of cables carrying fiber optic signals leading to the optical component, axially passing a portion of the cable boot through a cutout defined on a main housing of the telecommunications module, placing a boot retainer over the boot in a direction transverse to the axial direction to capture the flexible boot against movement both in the axial direction and the transverse direction, and mounting a cover on the main housing to capture the boot retainer against the main housing..

05/14/15
20150131995 

Optical module and frabrication method thereof


The optical module includes an optical component, a substrate, and a laser, an electro-absorption modulator, and a semiconductor optical amplifier that grow on the substrate, where: the electro-absorption modulator is located between the laser and the semiconductor optical amplifier; the laser is configured to output an optical signal after power-on; the electro-absorption modulator is configured to perform signal modulation on the optical signal output by the laser; the semiconductor optical amplifier is configured to amplify the optical signal modulated by the electro-absorption modulator; the optical component is configured to perform deflection and convergence for the optical signal amplified by the semiconductor optical amplifier and output the optical signal.. .

05/14/15
20150131946 

Unitary fiber optic ferrule and adapter therefor


A unitary fiber optic ferrule reflects light off an interior lens and through the fiber optic ferrule. Optical fibers can be easily secured in the unitary fiber optic ferrule.

05/14/15
20150131091 

Moving laser focus in a spectrometer


In an embodiment, an apparatus may include a light source, a beam manipulator, an optical component, an analyzer, and a detector. The light source may generate an incident light at a first frequency.

05/07/15
20150126984 

Non-contact handpiece for laser tissue cutting


A non-contact laser handpiece, contains optical components modified to provide a high density uniform later beam at a distance from the handpiece that minimizes effects of back reflection.. .
Biolase, Inc.


05/07/15
20150126810 

Digital-based medical devices


An otoscopic instrument with an instrument head. The instrument head having a housing, an optical component disposed along an imaging axis, and an illumination system.
Welch Allyn, Inc.


05/07/15
20150124845 

Optical mode steering for wavelength stabilization


Embodiments of the invention describe wavelength stabilization of selective optical components (e.g., multiplexers, de-multiplexers) using optical mode steering. An additional waveguide structure is coupled to the free propagation region of the selective optical component; this additional waveguide structure moves a spatial position or a direction of a propagation of an optical mode at the free propagation region in order to adjust a wavelength response of the component.
Aurrion, Inc.


05/07/15
20150121685 

Coupled spot-size-converter arrays for wafer-level optical metrology


Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to an optical metrology system and methods of using the optical metrology system. The optical metrology system has a linear optical array including a plurality of optical components.
Hgst Netherlands B.v.


04/30/15
20150117477 

Laser generating optical pulses based on q-switching modulated with a 2-d spatial light modulator


A laser apparatus and method are provided for generating optical pulses based on q-switching controllable with a fast and reliable two-dimensional (2-d) spatial light modulator, such as a digital micro-mirror device (dmd). Temporal and spatial modulation may be applied to selectively control the q-switching provided by the spatial light modulator.
Lockheed Martin Corporation


04/30/15
20150116851 

Selectively attachable and removable optical systems for mobile devices


Some embodiments disclosed herein relate to an optical system having multiple (e.g., two or more) optical components attached to a retainer portion, and the retainer portion may be removably attached to mobile electronic devices such as mobile phones, tablet computers, media players, and the like. In some embodiments, the optical components may be permanently or removably attached to the same face of the retainer portion.
Olloclip, Llc


04/30/15
20150116832 

Optical component


An optical component includes an optical substrate and a first band-pass filter disposed on the optical substrate. The first band-pass filter includes a high refractive index layer having a first refractive index, and a low refractive index layer having a second refractive index lower than the first refractive index.
Nihon Dempa Kogyo Co., Ltd.


04/30/15
20150116708 

Apparatus for measuring particle size distribution by light scattering


Apparatus for determining particle-size distribution of a sample by light-scattering includes a helium neon laser (102), a sample cell having cell windows (120, 122) and a focal plane detector (124). Detectors are also provided for detecting light scattered by a sample within or flowing through the sample cell.

04/23/15
20150110502 

Rapid out-of-band signal communication in optical components


An example embodiment includes an optoelectronic module. The optoelectronic module may be configured to transmit out-of-band (oob) data as an average optical power difference between optical signals.
Finisar Corporation


04/23/15
20150110496 

Preassembled optoelectronic interconnect structure


An interconnect component is provided fabricated as a preassembled optoelectronic interconnect structure. The interconnect structure has an optical waveguide link with first and second optoelectronic circuits attached to first and second ends of the waveguide link.
International Business Machines Corporation


04/23/15
20150109778 

Light-emitting apparatus, illumination light source, and lighting apparatus


A light-emitting apparatus includes a pedestal, a substrate, an led, an optical component, and a fastener. The led is mounted on the substrate, and the substrate includes a first through-hole.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


04/23/15
20150109759 

Optical source device


The optical source device for a medical use or an industrial use can emit light of only an optical component of a required wavelength band without using xenon or filter and being harmful to not only an object itself such as an operated part but also an operator or observer and with a high efficiency and a high function. The device comprises a plurality of luminescent portions which each have a different luminescent wavelength band; wavelength restricting portions which each restrict each luminescent wavelength band of the luminescent portions; a mixing portion which mixes the outputs of the wavelength restricting portions; and a controlling portion which controls each luminescent output of the luminescent portions to emit light of only a necessary wavelength band..
Mitsubishi Electric Engineering Company, Limited


04/23/15
20150107101 

Fabricating preassembled optoelectronic interconnect structures


Fabricating preassembled optoelectronic interconnect structures is provided, which have an optical waveguide link with first and second optoelectronic circuits attached to first and second ends of the waveguide link. The optoelectronic circuits include active optical componentry which facilitates optical signal communication across the optical waveguide link.
International Business Machines Corporation


04/16/15
20150106057 

Profile measurement system and profile measurement method


Provided are a profile measurement system and a profile measurement method capable of suppressing the influence of vibration with a simple configuration. The profile measurement system includes: a transmissive optical component having a reference plane opposed to a surface of a sample; a light source which irradiates the surface of the sample with light having a predetermined wavelength region through the transmissive optical component; an imaging spectrometer which measures a reflection spectrum for each position on a linear region defined on the surface of the sample; and a calculation unit which calculates a distance between each position on the linear region and the reference plane based on the measured reflection spectrum for each position on the linear region..
Otsuka Electronics Co., Ltd.


04/16/15
20150104199 

Tunable optical filter, tunable optical component, and multi-wavelength passive optical network system


The present application provides a tunable optical filter, including: a substrate, a tunable filter unit, a temperature control unit, and an enclosure, where: the substrate, the tunable filter unit, and the temperature control unit are placed inside the enclosure, where the enclosure includes a light incidence window and a light emergence window; the substrate is disposed adjacent to the light incidence window or the light emergence window, and configured to support the tunable filter unit; the temperature control unit is disposed on a surface of the tunable filter unit, and configured to adjust a channel wavelength of the tunable filter unit by means of temperature control; and optical paths of the light incidence window, the tunable filter unit and the light emergence window are aligned. The present application further provides an optical receive component, an optical transceiver component, and a multi-wavelength passive optical network system..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


04/16/15
20150104133 

Fiber optic cable sub-assemblies and methods of assembling


A fiber optic cable sub-assembly comprises a fiber optic cable including at least one optical fiber, a cable jacket that houses the optical fiber and at least one metal strength member. A collar is attached to an end portion of the metal strength member, wherein the optical fiber extends beyond an outer axial end of the collar.
Corning Optical Communications Llc


04/09/15
20150098705 

Extended range undersea communication system


A transmitter includes an ultraviolet (uv) encoder conversion block that receives network data from a network interface to generate a conversion output. The uv conversion block converts the network data to a modulated signal that drives a plurality of multi-spectrum sources to generate the conversion output.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation


04/09/15
20150098547 

X-ray optical component device and x-ray analyzer


An x-ray optical component device having an x-ray optical component unit, a motor controller, and a connector. The connector has motor pins and motor terminals electrically connected to a motor when engaged with each other, and a signal pin and signal terminal for sensing detachment of the connector, the signal pin and signal terminal being capable of engaging with each other.
Rigaku Corporation


04/09/15
20150098129 

Generating mechanical features on an optical component


A system and method for focusing electromagnetic radiation is presented. A lens has an outside perimeter.
Bae Systems Oasys Llc


04/09/15
20150098128 

Optical component array


The present disclosure provides an optical component array and method of making an optical component array that can include a plurality of optical components useful for projection devices or other optical devices. The optical component array can be fabricated such that individual optical components having several elements can be assembled in a massively parallel manner and then singulated as individual optical components, and can result in a large reduction in manufacturing cost..
3m Innovative Properties Company


04/09/15
20150098060 

Portable wavefront aberrometer


A module for use with a mobile device to measure an aberration of a patient's eye includes a light shaft having a proximal end and a distal end. The light shaft includes a first plurality of optical components arranged to direct light along a first light path to the proximal end, and a second plurality of optical components arranged to direct light along a second light path to the distal end.
Smart Vision Labs


04/09/15
20150097930 

Stereo camera


A first camera for capturing an image of a subject, a second camera for capturing an image of a subject, an optical component disposed on an optical path when the first camera images a subject, and on an optical path when the second camera images a subject, and an adjuster for adjusting a distance between an optical axis of the first camera and an optical axis of the second camera by moving at least one of the first camera and the second camera horizontally are included. The adjuster can move at least one of the first camera and the second camera horizontally in a wider range when a zoom ratio of the first camera and the second camera is a first ratio than when the zoom ratio is a second ratio that is lower than the first ratio..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


04/02/15
20150091873 

Optical component, touchscreen panel, and display device


The invention provides an optical component including a resin part having translucency and a phase plate. The phase plate is configured to be disposed on an emitting direction side of a display part capable of emitting linearly polarized light.
Hosiden Corporation


03/26/15
20150087359 

Selectively attachable and removable optical systems for mobile devices


Some embodiments disclosed herein relate to an optical system having multiple (e.g., two or more) optical components attached to a retainer portion, and the retainer portion may be removably attached to mobile electronic devices such as mobile phones, tablet computers, media players, and the like. In some embodiments, the optical components may be permanently or removably attached to the same face of the retainer portion.
Olloclip, Llc


03/26/15
20150086170 

Fiber optic component holding device


A holding device for holding cylindrical fiber optical components comprising at least one stackable body each having at least one recess adapted to receive cylindrical fiber optical components.. .
Adva Optical Networking Se


03/26/15
20150086169 

Compositions, optical component, system including an optical component, devices, and other products


The present inventions relate to optical components which include quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles, wherein at least a portion of the nanoparticles include a ligand attached to a surface thereof, the ligand being represented by the formula: x-sp-z, wherein: x represents a primary amine group, a secondary amine group, a urea, a thiourea, an imidizole group, an amide group, an other nitrogen containing group, a carboxylic acid group, a phosphonic or arsonic acid group, a phosphinic or arsinic acid group, a phosphate or arsenate group, a phosphine or arsine oxide group; sp represents a spacer group, such as a group capable of allowing a transfer of charge or an insulating group; and z represents: (i) a reactive group capable of communicating specific chemical properties to the nanocrystal as well as provide specific chemical reactivity to the surface of the nanocrystal, and/or (ii) a group that is cyclic, halogenated, or polar a-protic. Compositions, systems, kits, films, inks, and tfel lamps are also disclosed..
Qd Vision, Inc.


03/26/15
20150085294 

Apparatus and methods for detecting optical components and their misalignment in optical coherence tomographic systems


Systems and methods are presented which allow the detection of the presence, type, and misalignment of optical components in the optical train of an optical coherence tomographic instrument to be determined from the use of oct depth information.. .
Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc.


03/19/15
20150079354 

Optical component production method, optical component, and optical panel production method


A method of producing an optical component includes a transfer step of sandwiching a molding material layer of a molding material between a thin glass plate and a mold and transferring an indented pattern on the mold to the molding material layer to form a patterned indented layer on the thin glass plate, and a separation step of separating the mold from the patterned indented layer. During the transfer step, a reinforcing plate is removably attached to the thin glass plate..
Asahi Glass Company, Limited


03/19/15
20150078759 

Adaptive compensation circuitry for suppression of distortions generated by the dispersion-slope of optical components


A distortion compensation circuit compensates for the distortions generated by the dispersion-slope of an optical component and the frequency chirp of an optical transmitter. The dispersion compensation circuitry can be utilized in the optical transmitter, the optical receiver and/or at some intermediate point in a fiber-optic network.
Aurora Networks, Inc.


03/19/15
20150078707 

Mems-based levers and their use for alignment of optical elements


A mems based alignment technology based on mounting an optical component on a released micromechanical lever configuration that uses multiple flexures rather than a single spring. The optical component may be a lens.
Kaiam Corp.


03/19/15
20150077974 

High recycling efficiency solid state light source device


A light source device includes a led light source or a wavelength conversion material having a near lambertian light emitting surface. The light source device includes a light recycling system to reflect small-angle lights (lights closer to the normal direction of the light emitting surface) back to the light source, and a collection system for collecting and outputting large-angle lights (lights farther away from the normal direction).
Appotronics Corporation Limited


03/19/15
20150077853 

Single-longitudinal mode laser with high resolution filter


A single longitudinal mode laser in the present invention is described with an external high resolution filter to select a single longitudinal mode as the laser output from a multiple longitudinal mode microchip laser. The high resolution filter comprises at least one grating and a plurality of optical components to disperse the multiple longitudinal modes of the microchip laser and select a single longitudinal mode.

03/19/15
20150077664 

Optical device


Disclosed is an optical device which includes: an optical component configured to be electrically actuated such that a light transmission state is variable; a driver circuit for the optical component; a power source unit for driving the optical component; a rim for supporting the optical component; a temple having front and rear ends and connected at the front end to the rim; and an earpiece formed at the rear end of the temple. The power source unit includes a secondary battery, a power switch, a power switch control portion, and a use-status sensing portion for sensing the status of use by a user of the optical device.
Panasonic Corporation


03/19/15
20150077571 

Compact system for presenting wide field object target to test optic or system


Apparatus for evaluating optical components and systems that uses a precision compact mirror support structure to present to an optical system or electro-optical system (e.g., a camera) multiple images of at least one optical evaluation target over a wide field to allow assessment of the performance or alignment of the optical or electro-optical system over its intended field of use. The mirror support structure generates multiple images of an optical evaluation target by providing multiple folded optical paths between the target and the desired field locations of the test optic.
Optikos Corporation


03/19/15
20150076475 

Light-emitting device, information processing device, and imaging device


Provided is a light-emitting device and an information processing device which include a light-emitting element mounted on a housing and an optical component detachable from the housing. The optical component is capable of condensing light emitted from the light-emitting element.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.


03/19/15
20150076364 

Adjustable cathodoluminescence detection system and microscope employing such a system


The diameter of the radiation coming from the optical component in the input plane of the next optical component is less than or equal to 120% of the useful input diameter of the next optical component.. .

03/12/15
20150073226 

Blade insert illuminator


A blade insert illumination system includes one or more illumination elements composed of a transparent or semitransparent polymer that is preferably biocompatible and sterilizable. The illumination elements operate as a waveguide and may incorporate optical components such as, for example, facets, lenses, gratings, prisms and or diffusers to operate as precision optics for customized delivery of the light energy.
Invuity, Inc.


03/12/15
20150071651 

Multi-level coding and distortion compensation


An optical communication system, a transmitter, a receiver, and methods of operating the same are provided. In particular, a transmitter is disclosed as being configured to encode optical signals in accordance with a multi-level coding scheme.
Avago Technologies General Ip (singapore) Pte. Ltd


03/12/15
20150070705 

Autocorrelator


Disclosed is an autocorrelator for generating an autocorrelation signal for an ultrashort pulse to measure the ultrashort pulse. The autocorrelator comprises: a light source unit for generating an optical pulse; a double wedge interferometer in which a first wedge and a second wedge serving as a wedge-shaped optical medium are arranged such that facing surfaces of the first and second wedges are parallel to each other, so as to separate the optical pulse provided by the light source unit to generate two optical pulses; a harmonic light medium for receiving the generated two optical pulses to generate second harmonic light; and a measurement unit for detecting the second harmonic light to generate an autocorrelation signal.
Postech Academy-industry Foundation


03/12/15
20150070480 

Optical filtering attachment


The present disclosure introduces an optical component attachable to a mobile communications device and operable to spectrally filter images taken by a camera of the mobile device. Systems introduced herein include the optical component, the mobile device, and an illumination source for directing light at a specific wavelength/intensity into a human mouth, such that images taken by the camera record human mouth tissue responses to the light for cancer screening purposes.
Forward Science Technologies, Llc


03/05/15
20150064363 

Localized atmospheric laser chemical vapor deposition


An atmospheric, laser-based chemical vapor deposition (lcvd) technique provides highly localized deposition of material to mitigate damage sites on an optical component. The same laser beam can be used to deposit material as well as for in-situ annealing of the deposited material.
Lawrence Livermore National Security, Llc


03/05/15
20150062873 

Lighting fixture


A high power, outdoor light fixture includes an enclosed, watertight housing shaped to define an interior cavity, a light source disposed within the interior cavity, an optical component for directing light produced by the light source out through a transparent region in the housing, a wirelessly accessible power source for supplying current to the light source, and an electrically insulating, thermally conductive, and transparent fluid, such as mineral oil, that substantially fills the interior cavity and submerges all components contained therein. The utilization of a liquid, rather than a gas, to fill the interior cavity eliminates internal pressure fluctuations within the fixture, thereby rendering the fixture safe and reliable for use in a wide range of environments.

03/05/15
20150062528 

Ophthalmic lens including ultra-thin optical parts


The present invention provides for an optical assembly using two ultra-thin optical pieces/parts defining the outer bound of the assembly with a solid or liquid core and methods of forming said assembly. In particular, the present in invention discloses the handling and arrangements of said ultra-thin optical pieces to prevent deformation and loss of optical quality of said ultra-thin optical pieces.
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc


03/05/15
20150062275 

Scanning optical device and image forming apparatus


A scanning optical device includes a deflector deflecting a light beam emitted from a light source, and a pair of optical component groups arranged on both sides of the deflector in a sub-scanning direction and focusing the light beams deflected by the deflector to form images on a surface of an image carrier. Each of the optical component groups has a lens focusing the light beam deflected by the deflector in the sub-scanning direction, and a mirror reflecting the light beam passed through the lens toward the surface of the image carrier.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


02/26/15
20150055126 

Method and tool for measuring the geometric structure of an optical component


The subject of the present invention is a method and a system for measuring the geometric or optical structure of an optical component. In particular, the invention relates to a method for measuring the geometric structure of a component bounded by a first side (10) and a second side (20), said method comprising steps of: (s1) measuring a first signal (ms1) resulting from a first conversion of a first probe signal (ps1), by at least said first side (10); (s2) measuring a second signal (ms2) resulting from a second conversion of a second probe signal (ps2), by at least said second side (20); (s3) determining a third conversion making it possible to convert a first set of coordinates (r1) associated with the measurement of the first signal (ms1) to a second set of coordinates (r2) associated with the measurement of the second signal (ms2); (s10) estimating said first side (10) using the first signal (ms1), said first simulation and a first cost criterion (v1) quantifying a difference between the estimation (fs1) and the first signal (ms1); and (s20) estimating said second side (20) using the second signal (ms2), said second simulation, said third conversion and a second cost criterion (v2) quantifying a difference between the estimation (es2) and the second signal (ms2)..
Essilor International (compagnie Generale D'optique)


02/26/15
20150055093 

Microscope-integrated oct system with an electrically tunable focus


A surgical imaging system is provided. The surgical imaging system includes a surgical microscope and a telecentric optical coherence tomography scanning unit configured to scan a sample through at least one optical component associated with the surgical microscope..
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation


02/26/15
20150053769 

Automatic data collection apparatus and method


Machine-readable symbol readers and/or scan engines may subtractively impose an aiming pattern on an illumination field produced by a source of light or illumination. An optical component with a mask or filter are interposed in an optical path extending outwardly from the source of light or illumination.
Intermec Ip Corp.


02/26/15
20150053641 

Process for making high multiplex arrays


Processes for making high multiplex arrays for use in analyzing discrete reactions at ultra high multiplex with reduced optical noise, and increased system flexibility. The high multiplex arrays include substrates having integrated optical components that increase multiplex capability by one or more of increasing density of reaction regions, improving transmission of light to or collection of light from discrete reactions regions.
Pacific Biosciences Of California, Inc.




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