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Date/App# patent app List of recent Optical-related patents
06/23/16
20160183067 
 A communication apparatus, a communication arrangement and a communication method patent thumbnailnew patent A communication apparatus, a communication arrangement and a communication method
Apparatus for controlling push-to-talk communication over a professional mobile radio includes a control portion including a first optical transceiver portion for converting an optical downlink signal into an electrical downlink signal for presentation to a user and for converting an electrical uplink signal into an optical uplink signal for provision to a radio portion; one or more interface portions, each connected to the control portion by an optical link, each connectable to a respective radio portion by electrical connection, which radio portion enables communication via a respective wireless communication link over one or more communication channels, each interface portion including a second optical transceiver portion for converting a downlink signal received from the respective radio portion as an electrical signal into the optical downlink signal for provision to the control portion and for converting the optical uplink signal into an electrical uplink signal for provision to the respective radio portion.. .

06/23/16
20160183057 
 Method and system for hybrid location detection patent thumbnailnew patent Method and system for hybrid location detection
The disclosure generally relates to a method and apparatus for hybrid location detection. The disclosed embodiments enable location determination for a mobile device in communication with one or more access points (aps) and an optical camera capable of measuring distance to a known object.

06/23/16
20160182983 
 Method and device for bandwidth assignment of optical burst ring patent thumbnailnew patent Method and device for bandwidth assignment of optical burst ring
The disclosure provides a method for bandwidth assignment of an optical burst ring (obring), which includes that: a master node acquires current bandwidth resources, and excludes bandwidth resources occupied by over-the-master-node connections from the current bandwidth resources to obtain bandwidth resources to be assigned; and the master node assigns the bandwidth resources to be assigned to each node according to bandwidth requests of each node in the obring. The disclosure also provides a device for bandwidth assignment of an obring.

06/23/16
20160182982 
 Integrated controller for routing / switching network and underlying optical transport system patent thumbnailnew patent Integrated controller for routing / switching network and underlying optical transport system
Techniques for providing closed-loop control and predictive analytics in packet-optical networks are described. For example, an integrated centralized controller is described that provides tightly-integrated, closed-loop control over components of a routing/switching network (e.g., ip/mpls) and also the underling optical transport system, including routing wavelength and spectrum assignment.

06/23/16
20160182896 
 Image pick-up apparatus, portable terminal having the same and image pick-up method using apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Image pick-up apparatus, portable terminal having the same and image pick-up method using apparatus
Embodiments provide an image pick-up apparatus including an optical unit configured to output optical information acquired from a lens having a fixed focal distance, an image sensor unit configured to convert the optical information into electrical signals and including a plurality of phase difference detection pixels, an image information processing unit configured to generate interest image information by processing the electrical signals converted by the image sensor unit, a memory unit configured to store depth values matched with reference image information, a calculation unit configured to extract the depth value matched with the reference image information corresponding to the interest image information, and an image information output unit configured to output the depth value extracted by the calculation unit and, thus, depth information may be easily acquired using only one image pick-up apparatus.. .

06/23/16
20160182887 
 Three dimensional imaging with a single camera patent thumbnailnew patent Three dimensional imaging with a single camera
Systems and methods provide accurate pixel depth information to be applied to a single image taken by a single camera in generating a three-dimensional (3d) image. In particular, two or more images can be captured during, e.g., lateral movement of a camera to ascertain depth in a scene on a pixel level.

06/23/16
20160182871 
 Illumination device, projection apparatus, lens array, and optical module patent thumbnailnew patent Illumination device, projection apparatus, lens array, and optical module
An illumination device has a plurality of first lens elements to collect incident light beams, and a field lens to guide each of the light beams that have passed through the plurality of first lens elements to an entire region of a specific area. The plurality of first lens elements include at least two first lens elements having different lens diameters from each other.

06/23/16
20160182843 
 Imaging device and imaging method patent thumbnailnew patent Imaging device and imaging method
This imaging device is equipped with an interchangeable optical system, and includes: a sensor section that has a configuration allowing nondestructive reading of a signal from each pixel; a reading section that reads a signal from the sensor section in a nondestructive manner for each pixel; a signal storage section that is able to add up and store the signals for each pixel; and a correction control section that acquires shading characteristics and controls the reading section and the signal storage section. Each pixel has an organic layer that includes a photoelectric conversion layer.

06/23/16
20160182832 
 Imaging device for determining behavior of a brightness adjustment of an imaging optical system and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium patent thumbnailnew patent Imaging device for determining behavior of a brightness adjustment of an imaging optical system and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium
An imaging device includes an imaging unit configured to capture an image of a subject formed by an imaging optical system and to generate a moving-image signal based on the captured image; and a processor comprising hardware, wherein the processor is configured to implement: an inter-frame change information acquisition unit configured to acquire inter-frame change information related to a change between at least two frames of the moving-image signal; an intra-frame information acquisition unit configured to acquire intra-frame information which is information within one frame included in the moving-image signal; and a brightness adjustment determination unit configured to determine behavior of brightness adjustment based on both of the inter-frame change information acquired by the inter-frame change information acquisition unit and the intra-frame information acquired by the intra-frame information acquisition unit.. .

06/23/16
20160182828 
 Image pickup apparatus,  controlling image pickup apparatus,  image processing apparatus, and image processing method patent thumbnailnew patent Image pickup apparatus, controlling image pickup apparatus, image processing apparatus, and image processing method
Provided is an image pickup apparatus, including: a first correction amount calculating unit configured to calculate a first image blur correction amount based on a shake signal representing shake of the image pickup apparatus a second correction amount calculating unit configured to calculate a second image blur correction amount for driving an optical image blur correction unit based on the first image blur correction amount; and a third correction amount calculating unit configured to calculate a third image blur correction amount for driving an electronic image blur correction unit based on the first image blur correction amount and a value representing the position of at least one of a part of the optical system and the image pickup element, the value being detected by a position detector.. .

06/23/16
20160182827 
new patent

Hall sensor device and optical image stabilization device


A hall sensor device includes: an amplifier configured to amplify a detection signal of a hall sensor; and a current supplier configured to provide a compensation current to a feedback line of the amplifier according to an offset of the detection signal, to cancel the offset.. .

06/23/16
20160182821 
new patent

Thin multi-aperture imaging system with auto-focus and methods for using same


Dual-aperture digital cameras with auto-focus (af) and related methods for obtaining a focused and, optionally optically stabilized color image of an object or scene. A dual-aperture camera includes a first sub-camera having a first optics bloc and a color image sensor for providing a color image, a second sub-camera having a second optics bloc and a clear image sensor for providing a luminance image, the first and second sub-cameras having substantially the same field of view, an af mechanism coupled mechanically at least to the first optics bloc, and a camera controller coupled to the af mechanism and to the two image sensors and configured to control the af mechanism, to calculate a scaling difference and a sharpness difference between the color and luminance images, the scaling and sharpness differences being due to the af mechanism, and to process the color and luminance images into a fused color image using the calculated differences..

06/23/16
20160182811 
new patent

Photographing apparatus and control photographing apparatus


A photographing apparatus of the present invention, having a lens section including a photographing optical system for guiding photographing light flux and a body section capable of being attached to and detached from the lens section, comprises an image sensor having imaging pixels and pairs of focus detection pixels, a first memory for storing information relating to incident angle range of imaging light flux, a second memory, arranged in the body section, for storing information on light receiving sensitivity characteristic of the focus detection pixels, and a control amount calculate section for calculating information for focus adjustment control based on information that has been read out from the first memory and the second memory, wherein the information relating to incident angle range includes information relating to shape of a plurality of arcs based on openings of a plurality of lens groups contained in the photographing optical system.. .

06/23/16
20160182810 
new patent

Lens apparatus and image pickup apparatus including the same


A lens apparatus includes: a movable optical member; a driving unit that drives the movable optical member; an operating unit that operates the driving unit; a first controller that derives an input value for operating the driving unit based on an operation amount of the operating unit; a second controller that corrects the input value input from the first controller to calculate a control value and outputs the control value to the driving unit; and a deriving unit that derives a matching position from the control value. When an operation from the operating unit becomes effective, the deriving unit outputs the matching position to the first controller, and the first controller sets the matching position to the input value..

06/23/16
20160182794 
new patent

Imaging device and imaging method


The imaging device of the present invention includes: an image sensor 14 that is configured such that a plurality of pixels having an organic layer (14-4) for photoelectric conversion is two-dimensionally arranged, and each pixel of the image sensor (14) is divided into a plurality of regions, and has an on-chip microlens (15), which forms a pupil image of a optical imaging system on the plurality of regions, and reading sections (16) which respectively read photoelectrically converted signals of the plurality of divided regions; an optical diaphragm that mechanically stops down rays which are incident into the image sensor 14; and an electronic diaphragm section that electronically controls an aperture value, and that selects signals of the divided regions corresponding to the aperture value from the signals of the plurality of divided regions, on the basis of the aperture value which is controlled by the optical diaphragm.. .

06/23/16
20160182792 
new patent

Imaging device and imaging method


The imaging device 1 has an image sensor 14 and an electronic diaphragm section. In the image sensor 14, a plurality of pixels having an organic layer for photoelectric conversion is two-dimensionally arranged.

06/23/16
20160182789 
new patent

Time-of-flight camera system and method to improve measurement quality of weak field-of-view signal regions


A time-of-flight camera system is described. The time-of-flight camera system includes an illuminator to illuminate a region within the time-of-flight camera system's field of view.

06/23/16
20160182788 
new patent

Time-of-flight camera system with scanning illuminator


A time of flight camera system is described. The time of flight camera system includes an illuminator.

06/23/16
20160182783 
new patent

Image pickup apparatus


[solving means] an image pickup apparatus includes: an optical block constituted of a lens; an image pickup block constituted of an image pickup device; a lens tube that accommodates the optical block and the image pickup block and includes a rotating sphere section having a shape of a sphere larger than a hemisphere; a supporting member in which a circular opening having an inner diameter smaller than a diameter of the rotating sphere section is formed, the rotating sphere section being mounted on the supporting member on an outer side of the opening; and a retaining member in which a circular opening having an inner diameter smaller than the diameter of the rotating sphere section is formed, the retaining member accommodating the rotating sphere section on an inner side of the opening and preventing the lens tube from falling out, in which: the image pickup block is provided inside the rotating sphere section; at least a part of the optical block is positioned inside a virtual globe obtained by extending a spherical surface of the rotating sphere section; the rotating sphere section has two grooves formed on a front surface thereof; and the retaining member has a protrusion that comes into contact with the front surface of the rotating sphere section. The present technique is applicable to a dome-type camera..

06/23/16
20160182779 
new patent

Optical imaging lens and electronic device comprising the same


An optical imaging lens set includes an aperture stop, a first lens element to a fourth lens element from an object side toward an image side along an optical axis. The first lens element has an image-side surface with a convex portion in a vicinity of its periphery.

06/23/16
20160182695 
new patent

Case for a hand held device


A housing assembly for a mobile device includes a cover formed from optically transmissive material, and opaque material formed over a portion of the cover. The opaque material is arranged to define a display portion which is optically transmissive.

06/23/16
20160182532 
new patent

Systems and methods for sterilizing email attachments and other communications delivered by email


A system for sterilizing data sent through electronic messages includes first computing circuitry configured to receive a first electronic communication including first data having executable code and generate optical data representative of the first data. The system further includes second computing circuitry configured to receive the optical data from the first computing circuitry, convert the optical data into second data representative of the optical data, and transmit a second electronic communication that includes the second data and omits the first data..

06/23/16
20160182275 
new patent

Circuit diagnostic manager


A device may receive health information associated with a network circuit included in an optical network. The device may determine, based on the health information and network circuit information associated with the network circuit, that the network circuit is experiencing a health issue.

06/23/16
20160182219 
new patent

Optical phase detector for an optical phase lock loop


An optical phase detector circuit is provided that is suitable for use in an optical phase lock loop. The optical phase detector includes a first optical flip-flop circuit configured to produce a first digital output based on on/off state of a first digital optical input and a digital electrical control signal.

06/23/16
20160182218 
new patent

Frame synchronization for data transmission over an optical network


We disclose an interface device configured to inter-convert cpri data frames and optical transport units (otus). The interface device acquires frame synchronization by temporarily storing data in a buffer bank such that translated sync characters are placed at respective predetermined locations within the buffer bank.

06/23/16
20160182184 
new patent

Electric apparatus


Provided is an electric apparatus for radio-transmitting a signal between devices by using an optical signal. The electric apparatus is able to continuously perform radio transmission by using an optical signal based on safety standards in a non-normal operating state such an adjustment work, even if safety measures for preventing adverse effects of the optical signal on the human body is suspended.

06/23/16
20160182182 
new patent

Polarization tracking using signal tone information while keeping least mean squares frequency domain equalization


A digital signal processor (dsp) of an optical receiver may receive information representing a polarization multiplexed signal including tone information. The polarization multiplexed signal may have an uncorrected state of polarization (sop).

06/23/16
20160182181 
new patent

Wireless distributed antenna mimo


The present disclosure relates to system applications of multicore optical fibers. One embodiment relates to a base transceiver station for a wireless telecommunication system comprising a plurality of antenna units arranged in a mimo configuration and adapted for transmission and/or reception of radio-frequency signals, an optical transmitter in the form of an electro-optic conversion unit for each of said plurality of antenna units, each electro-optic conversion unit adapted for converting an rf signal into an optical signal, a plurality of a single core optical fibers for guiding the optical signals, and at least one first space division multiplexing (sdm) unit adapted for multiplexing said single core optical fibers into respective individual cores of a multicore fiber, or into respective individual modes of a multimode fiber..

06/23/16
20160182179 
new patent

Apparatus for optical signal amplification


Apparatus for amplifying signal such as a burst mode signal in an optical network. A doped fiber, for example an erbium-doped fiber is placed in a preferably passive module along an optical data transmission path.

06/23/16
20160182157 
new patent

Optical receiver and optical reception method


In order to reduce a delay at the time of detecting inputted optical signals in an optical receiver using a variable optical attenuator, the optical receiver includes: a variable optical attenuator that outputs optical signals by attenuating the intensity of inputted optical signals; a photoelectric converter that converts the optical signals into electric signals; an amplitude detection circuit that outputs an output voltage based on the amplitude of the electric signals; an optical attenuator control circuit that outputs signals for controlling an attenuation quantity of the variable optical attenuator based on the output voltage; a signal detection circuit that outputs signal detection output by comparing the output voltage and a signal detection threshold voltage, i.e., reference of signal detection, to each other; and a threshold control circuit, which monitors the output voltage, and which changes the signal detection threshold voltage when an output voltage change state becomes stable with time.. .

06/23/16
20160182156 
new patent

Adjustable receiver with addressable parameters


A system includes an adjustable receiver a data line, a communications bus, and signal processing circuitry. The adjustable receiver may receive a signal and pass the received signal to the signal processing circuitry for data recovery and processing.

06/23/16
20160182155 
new patent

Coherent optical receiver


A coherent optical receiver that receives an optical psk-modulated signal includes optical elements that combine the optical psk-modulated signal and an optical local-oscillating (lo) signal and splits the combined optical signals into multiple parts that have a predefined phase offset relative to one another. The receiver further includes at least one thyristor and control circuitry operably coupled to terminals of the at least one thyristor.

06/23/16
20160182154 
new patent

High performance optical repeater


An optical element is to be coupled to a second device by the second electrical link. The particular optical element is further to receive a first signal from the second device over a first inbound lane of the second electrical link, receive a second signal from the second device over a second inbound lane of the second electrical link, and multiplex the first and second signals on a particular optical link to send the first and second signals to the first device..

06/23/16
20160182152 
new patent

Bit error ratio optimization method and apparatus


A method includes determining a first subset of a set of optical channels, wherein each channel of the first subset has a bit error ratio (ber) greater than each channel of a remaining subset of the channels. A second subset of the set of optical channels is determined, wherein each channel of the second subset has a ber less than each channel of the remaining subset of the channels.

06/23/16
20160182151 
new patent

Method and system for an optical connection service interface


Methods and systems for an optical connection service interface may include, in an optical data link comprising an optical fiber, a local control system, first and second transceivers at ends of the optical fiber, generating a control signal for the local control system at frequencies <10 hz and communicating, utilizing the optical fiber, an optical data signal at frequencies >10 khz and an optical service signal for an optical connection service interface (ocsi) at intermediate frequencies between 10 hz and 10 khz. An optical signal may be modulated at the intermediate frequencies for the ocsi, and may be modulated and communicated to the second transceiver.

06/23/16
20160182150 
new patent

Systems and methods for managing power at an optical network terminal


Systems and methods presented herein provide for operating an optical network terminal (ont) during a power outage. In one embodiment, an ont includes an opto-electrical converter operable to receive an optical signal and to convert the optical signal to a data signal, and a data processing module operable to process data from the data signal.

06/23/16
20160182149 
new patent

Distributed fiber optic sensing system and method based on stimulated brillouin scattering


System and method of distributed sensing based on brillouin stimulated scattering on optical fiber (3), consisting of separating the two signals of which the probe signal is composed and obtaining the difference between the stimulated amplification band (8) and the attenuation band (9), or vice-versa. In this way a signal is obtained with greater amplitude than in the case of detection being performed with a single band.

06/23/16
20160182148 
new patent

Monitoring optical decay in fiber connectivity systems


A tracking system includes a tracking arrangement including a processor, memory, and at least a first interface port; and one or more optical modules. Each optical module includes a housing having at least one input port, at least a first output port, and at least a first monitoring port.

06/23/16
20160182146 
new patent

Network controller having predictable analytics and failure avoidance in packet-optical networks


Techniques for providing closed-loop control and predictive analytics in packet-optical networks are described. For example, an integrated, centralized controller provides tightly-integrated, closed-loop control over switching and routing services and the underling optical transport system of a communication network.

06/23/16
20160182143 
new patent

Satellite communication link


A device configure to wirelessly transmitting optical signals via a satellite communication link includes a first sending arrangement and a first receiving arrangement. The first sending arrangement is configured to transmit optical signals via a first transmission path and a second transmission path to the first receiving arrangement.

06/23/16
20160182140 
new patent

Using predicted movement to maintain optical-communication lock with nearby balloon


A balloon may include an optical-communication component, which may have a pointing axis. A pointing mechanism could be configured to adjust the pointing axis.

06/23/16
20160182024 
new patent

Thyristor-based optical flip-flop


An optical flip-flop circuit that includes an optical thyristor configured to receive a digital optical signal input and produce a digital signal output based on the on/off state of the digital optical signal input. The optical flip-flop circuit further includes control circuitry operably coupled to the terminals of the optical thyristor.

06/23/16
20160181979 
new patent

Thyristor-based optoelectronic oscillator with tunable frequency and optical phase lock loop employing same


An optoelectronic circuit for producing an optical clock signal that includes an optical thyristor, a waveguide structure and control circuitry. The waveguide structure is configured to split an optical pulse produced by the optical thyristor such that a first portion of such optical pulse is output as part of the optical clock signal and a second portion of such optical pulse is guided back to the optical thyristor to produce another optical pulse that is output as part of the optical clock signal.

06/23/16
20160181841 
new patent

Power pack for the seat-related supply of power to an electrical unit, in particular in an airplane, and wireless reading out of status information of a power pack


A power pack for a seat-related supply of power, such as an airplane seat, to an electrical unit having an interface for outputting status information. The interface is configured to provide an optical output of the status information.

06/23/16
20160181771 
new patent

Method of constructing distribution line using extra-high voltage neutral line combined with overhead earth wire having separate installation structure of extra-high voltage neutral line and low-voltage neutral line


The present invention relates to a distribution line, and more particularly, to a method of constructing a distribution line using an extra-high voltage neutral line combined with an overhead earth wire having a separate installation structure of the extra-high voltage neutral line and a low-voltage neutral line for improving electric power quality, in which a distribution line simultaneously perform functions of an overhead earth wire for shielding lightning, an extra-high voltage neutral line for returning unbalanced currents and fault currents and an optical communication line for establishing a communication network, such that a number of disconnections of power lines is reduced by reducing surge voltage thereby achieving excellent lightning shielding effects such as improved power quality, etc., construction costs are reduced, load is reduced, construction quality is improved, and aesthetic features of the urban area is improved by simplifying the distribution equipment.. .

06/23/16
20160181762 
new patent

Optical loss management in high power diode laser packages


A high power diode laser module is provided with improved high temperature handling and reliability, the module including a housing made of a thermally conductive material and providing a module interior extending between a plurality of housing surfaces, at least one diode laser disposed in the module interior and situated to emit a laser beam, one or more optical components disposed in the module interior and coupled to the at least one diode laser so as to change one or more characteristics of the laser beam, a waveguide in optical communication with the module interior and situated to receive the laser beam from the one or more optical components, and an optical absorber disposed in the housing and situated to receive stray light which is associated with the laser beam and which is propagating in the module interior so as to absorb the stray light and conduct heat associated with the stray light away from the module interior and into the housing.. .

06/23/16
20160181759 
new patent

Optical resonator arrangement and a adjusting a round-trip time in a resonator


In a resonator arrangement (1) including a resonator (2) an interferometer (9) is arranged inside the resonator (2) and includes at least a first and a second interferometer leg (9a, 9b). The two interferometer legs (9a, 9b) have optical path lengths (l1, l2) that differ from each other.

06/23/16
20160181758 
new patent

A high-efficiency parallel-beam laser optical fibre drawing method and optical fibre


Provided are a high-efficiency parallel-beam laser optical fiber drawing method and optical fiber, the method including the steps of: s1: providing base planes on the side surfaces of both a gain optical fiber preform and a pump optical fiber preform, inwardly processing the base plane of the gain optical fiber preform to make a plurality of ribs protrude, and inwardly providing a plurality of grooves on the base plane of the pump optical fiber preform; s2: embedding the ribs into the grooves, tapering and fixing one end of the combination of the ribs and the grooves to form a parallel-beam laser optical fiber preform; s3: drawing the parallel-beam laser optical fiber preform into parallel-beam laser optical fibers. The process has high repeatability, and the obtained parallel-beam laser achieves peelability of pump optical fibers in a set area, thus facilitating multi-point pump light injection of parallel-beam laser optical fibers..

06/23/16
20160181757 
new patent

Mopa with selectively variable pulse-duration


Mopa apparatus includes a mode-locked fiber laser delivering seed-pulses to a regenerative amplifier. The seed-pulses are transported via one of two lengths of optical fiber.

06/23/16
20160181756 
new patent

Fiber laser assembly and generating light


A modal instability of a fiber amplifier may be reduced by coupling, e.g. Splicing, a length of passive multimode optical fiber to an active multimode optical fiber of the fiber amplifier.

06/23/16
20160181709 
new patent

Socketless land grid array


A socketless land grid array (lga) is provided that uses an adhesive material rather than a socket to secure the optical communications module to the lga and to provide the clamping force that is needed to maintain contact between the module and the lga and to maintain a flat profile for the module and the lga. Eliminating the lga socket eliminates the need to drill holes in the host circuit board and the need for additional hardware (e.g., backing plates, screws, etc.) to secure a socket to the host circuit board.

06/23/16
20160181573 
new patent

Optical member and oled display device


The invention discloses an optical member and an oled display including an optical member. The optical member includes: a metal electrode, a λ/4 phase-difference plate and a linear polarization plate sequentially arranged in this order.

06/23/16
20160181538 
new patent

Electro-optical device and use thereof


The present invention relates to an electro-optical device comprising a) an anode, b) a cathode, c) at least one emitter layer, which is arranged between the anode and the cathode, containing at least one semi-conductive, organic material, and d) at least one intermediate layer, which is arranged between the at least one emitter layer and the anode, and which contains a polymer having hole-conducting structural units. The device is characterized in that the polymer having hole-conducting structural units additionally have structural units having electron-conducting properties.

06/23/16
20160181458 
new patent

Cross-talk suppression in geiger-mode avalanche photodiodes


An avalanche photodiode detector is provided with a substrate including an array of avalanche photodiodes. An optical interface surface of the substrate is arranged for accepting external input radiation.

06/23/16
20160181343 
new patent

Display device, display panel and manufacturing method thereof


A display device, display panel and manufacturing method thereof, where the display panel includes an array substrate including a plurality of thin film transistors, a pixel define layer disposed on the array substrate, and an organic light-emitting structure which is surrounded by the pixel define layer and of a top emission structure. The display panel further includes: a light blocking layer disposed between the array substrate and the pixel define layer and configured to prevent light passing through the pixel define layer from irradiating on the thin film transistor.

06/23/16
20160181330 
new patent

Transparent display device and manufacturing method thereof


Embodiments of the present invention relate to a transparent display device and a manufacturing method thereof. A display region of the transparent display device includes light a transmission area (12) and a light shield area (11).

06/23/16
20160181325 
new patent

High pixel count short-wave to infrared image sensor


A cmos image sensor combining cmos read-out integrated circuits (roics) and photodiode on active pixel (poap) technology with quantum dot (pbs-cqd) detector material. This approach provides sensors and systems that are easily manufacturable with high yields the approach dramatically lowers the cost per pixel, reduces the pixel size, and increases the pixel count of swir sensors and cameras.

06/23/16
20160181322 
new patent

System on chip (soc) based on phase transition and/or phase change material


System on chips (socs) of a microprocessor electrically connected with electronic memory devices and/or optically connected with a optical memory device are disclosed along with various embodiments of building block of the microprocessor and the electronic memory devices, wherein the microprocessor can comprise digital unit and/or neural networks based unit.. .

06/23/16
20160181310 
new patent

Optical assembly including plenoptic microlens array


An optical assembly includes a solid spacing layer between a plenoptic microlens array (mla) and a pixel-level mla, avoiding the need for an air gap. Such an assembly, and systems and methods for manufacturing same, can yield improved reliability and efficiency of production, and can avoid many of the problems associated with prior art approaches.

06/23/16
20160181296 
new patent

Image sensor pixel for high dynamic range image sensor


An image sensor pixel includes a first photodiode and a second photodiode disposed in a semiconductor material. The first photodiode has a first doped region, a first lightly doped region, and a first highly doped region.

06/23/16
20160181165 
new patent

Method and real-time monitoring of plasma etch uniformity


A method is provided for in-situ monitoring of etch uniformity during plasma etching, on the basis of the detection of interferometry patterns. The method is applicable to a reactor wherein a plasma is created in the area between the surface to be etched and a counter-surface arranged essentially parallel to the surface to be etched.

06/23/16
20160181060 
new patent

Fiducial-based correlative microscopy


A method is provided for preparing a sample for correlative optical and electron imaging and correcting aberrations in the imaging process due to sample deformation. Dye-coated fiducial markers are distributed throughout the sample volume.

06/23/16
20160181054 
new patent

Objective lens arrangement usable in particle-optical systems


An objective lens arrangement includes a first, second and third pole pieces, each being substantially rotationally symmetric. The first, second and third pole pieces are disposed on a same side of an object plane.

06/23/16
20160180999 
new patent

Electromagnetic mating interface


Methods and apparatus for automatically coupling stackable modular devices are described. The modular devices may be coupled using electromagnetic forces generated by precisely-timed pulses of electric current through electromagnetic materials that cause a first modular device to screw itself into a second modular device.

06/23/16
20160180985 
new patent

Amorphous polycarbonate films for capacitors, methods of manufacture, and articles manufactured therefrom


A film comprising a copolycarbonate, wherein the film is a uniaxially-stretched, extruded film comprising at least one film region having: an average thickness of more than 0 and less than 14 micrometers with a standard deviation of 0.8 micrometer to 1.6 micrometers, a surface having a surface roughness average of less than 0.04 micrometer as measured by optical profilometry, a dielectric constant at 1 khz and room temperature of at least 2.7, a dissipation factor at 1 khz and room temperature of 1% or less, and a breakdown strength of at least 620 volt/micrometer; and the copolycarbonate has a tg of greater than 180° c. And comprises carbonate units derived from a bisphenol compound of the formula (3)..

06/23/16
20160180982 
new patent

Transparent conducting films including complex oxides


Transparent conducting films including an alkaline earth, transition metal oxide and their optimization of electrical conductivity and optical transparency by aliovalent substitution, which are useful as electrodes for semiconductors and other electronic devices are disclosed. Such materials include thin films of an aliovalent substituted transition metal oxides of formula (i): a1-xa′xb1-yb′yo3-d (i) or a transition metal oxide of formula (ii): (abo3-d)m(a′b′o3-d′)n..

06/23/16
20160180778 
new patent

Light generating device and display apparatus having the same


A display apparatus includes a light source driving part generating a driving voltage in response to a control signal, a light source part generating a light in response to the driving voltage, a display panel receiving the light to display an image, a measuring part receiving the light from the light source part to measure a spectral power distribution of the light, an extracting part measuring optical data by elements of the light source part on the basis of the spectral power distribution and extracting optical characteristics by the elements on the basis of the optical data, and a light source controlling part controlling the control signal on the basis of the optical characteristics.. .

06/23/16
20160180623 
new patent

Electronic systems for providing and distributing products and methods of using thereof


In some embodiments, the present invention provides for a cabinet, including: at least one dispensing unit which includes at least one locker case, a locker controller, a management module which is configured to: i) verify a first user based on at least one security measure, where the at least one security measure includes: (1) a password input, (2) a fingerprint input, (3) an optical input of at least one physical characteristic of the first user, (4) an electronic notification related to the first user, (5) or any combination thereof; ii) generate at least one second computer instruction, and where the at least one second computer instruction is at least one of: (i) designating a delivery address, (ii) obtaining a status of the at least one cell, (iii) instructing the locker controller to open or close the at least one cell, (iv) generating delivery information, and (v) any combination thereof.. .

06/23/16
20160180591 
new patent

Eye tracking with mobile device in a head-mounted display


A head-mount display (hmd) and variations thereof are described. An hmd may include a mobile device having a display unit, a camera, a light source and a processing unit that controls operations of the display unit, camera and light source.

06/23/16
20160180534 
new patent

Digital optical instrument having a folding bridge


The invention relates to a digital optical instrument including two eyepieces and a folding bridge for adapting the eyepiece distance to the interpupillary distance of the user. In an image recorded by an image sensor, a first bounding frame which is tilted about a first tilt angle relative to the image sensor, is defined and bounds a first portion of the recorded image, wherein the first tilt angle is defined depending on the folding angle.

06/23/16
20160180518 
new patent

System for detecting the state of a current collector


A system for detecting a state of a current collector of an electrically driven vehicle includes a video camera device for digitally recording images of the current collector and an image-evaluating device for the data evaluation of the image recordings. The current collector has optically detectable markings, the position and/or shape and/or surface area and/or color of which can be detected by the image-evaluating device in an automated manner.

06/23/16
20160180517 
new patent

Method of measuring asymmetry, inspection apparatus, lithographic system and device manufacturing method


A scatterometer is used in a dark-field imaging mode to measure asymmetry-related parameters such as overlay. Measurements of small grating targets are made using identical optical paths, with the target in two orientations to obtain separate measurements of +1 and −1 diffraction orders.

06/23/16
20160180506 
new patent

Image processing apparatus, image pickup apparatus, image processing method, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium


An image processing apparatus includes an image acquirer configured to acquire an image, a function acquirer configured to acquire a plurality of optical transfer functions relating to an optical system, a function reviser configured to revise the plurality of optical transfer functions based on information relating to an image pickup element, a converter configured to convert the plurality of optical transfer functions revised by the function reviser into a plurality of point spread functions, and an image restorer configured to perform restoration processing on the image by using the plurality of point spread functions.. .

06/23/16
20160180208 
new patent

Creating mechanical stamps to produce machine-readable optical labels


A tool for creating mechanical stamps that produce machine-readable optical labels. The tool selects an initial element of a list of two-dimensional labels.

06/23/16
20160180206 
new patent

Computer file and reading thereof


A computer file of a document being readable by a computer application and editable thereby for not limiting fields thereof to a pre-determined format, the computer file including an optical machine-readable representation.. .

06/23/16
20160180178 
new patent

Vehicle-mounted image recognition apparatus and manufacturing the same


In a vehicle-mounted image recognition apparatus, a resolution of an image projected on an imaging plane of an image sensor is different at a position away from a center between a circumferential direction and a radial direction. To make a circumferential resolution higher than a radial resolution, at least a lower half of the imaging plane is located closer to a circumferential focus than a middle of a radial focus and the circumferential focus at a position off the optical axis center of the image projected on the image sensor through the image-forming optical system.

06/23/16
20160180159 
new patent

Method and system for detecting pedestrians


The invention relates to a method for detecting a pedestrian (27) moving in an environmental region of a motor vehicle relatively to the motor vehicle based on a temporal sequence of images (18) of the environmental region, which are provided by means of a camera of the motor vehicle (1), wherein characteristic features are extracted from the images (18) and a plurality of optical flow vectors is determined to the characteristic features of at least two consecutively captured images of the sequence by means of an image processing device of the motor vehicle, which indicate a movement of the respective characteristic features over the sequence, wherein for detecting the pedestrian (27), several confidence metrics are determined based on the characteristic features and the optical flow vectors, and based on the confidence metrics, it is examined if a preset plausibility check criterion required for the detection of the pedestrian (27) is satisfied, wherein the pedestrian (27) is supposed to be detected if the plausibility check criterion with respect to the confidence metrics is satisfied.. .

06/23/16
20160180129 
new patent

Barcode-reading system


This patent specification describes a barcode-reading enhancement accessory for a mobile device having a barcode-reading capability. The accessory may include an outer case and an inner carriage.

06/23/16
20160180128 
new patent

Barcode-reading system


This patent specification describes a barcode-reading enhancement accessory for a mobile device having a barcode-reading capability. The accessory may include an outer case and an inner carriage.

06/23/16
20160180127 
new patent

Laser light beam scanning device for reading coded information


Characterized in that it further comprises a linear polarizer (16) located along the optical path (10a,10b) of said laser light beam (7,8), upstream the optical element for scanning (17), said polarizer being apt to linearly polarize a first portion of said laser light beam in substantially one first plane (s) and direct said polarized portion only towards said optical element for scanning.. .

06/23/16
20160180118 
new patent

Creating mechanical stamps to produce machine-readable optical labels


A tool for creating mechanical stamps that produce machine-readable optical labels. The tool selects an initial element of a list of two-dimensional labels.

06/23/16
20160180117 
new patent

Electronic data security apparatus


An apparatus for providing security for an integrated circuit (ic) chip is disclosed. The apparatus may include the ic chip, attached to a surface of a printed circuit board (pcb).

06/23/16
20160180100 
new patent

System and securely connecting network devices using optical labels


A platform, apparatus and method are described for pairing devices. For example, one embodiment of a system for pairing devices comprises: a first data processing device having a machine-readable optical label associated therewith and including a first wireless communication interface; a second data processing device having a second wireless communication interface and an optical reader for reading identification data from the optical label associated with the first data processing device, the second wireless communication interface including pairing logic to use the identification data to pair with the first data processing device by establishing a secure communication channel between the first and second wireless communication interfaces..

06/23/16
20160179941 
new patent

Candidate handwriting words using optical character recognition and spell check


One embodiment provides a method, including: receiving, in an overlay handwriting application, one or more handwriting strokes; processing the one or more handwriting strokes to obtain at least one candidate machine input word; generating, using a spell check application, at least one spell check word using the at least one candidate machine input word; and providing, on a display device, the at least one spell check word generated by the spell check application. Other embodiments are described and claimed..

06/23/16
20160179291 
new patent

Optical touch system, light curtain generating module and adjusting structure


An adjusting structure includes a first plate, a second plate opposite to the first plate, a first connection element, a second connection element and a third connection element. The second plate has a first connection portion, a second connection portion, and a third connection portion.

06/23/16
20160179261 
new patent

Tactile effect waveguide surface for optical touch detection


An optical touch-sensitive device includes a planar optical waveguide structure having a top surface that includes tactile surface features. This produces a tactile effect experienced by the user using a finger or object (e.g., pen, stylus, or other instrument) on the surface..

06/23/16
20160179254 
new patent

Electrostatic capacitance-type input device and input device-attached electro-optical apparatus


An electrostatic capacitance-type input device in which input position detecting electrodes are disposed in an input area of a substrate, includes a lower layer-side conductive film, an interlayer insulating film, and an upper layer-side conductive film, which are stacked on the substrate in order from the substrate side. A first input position detecting electrode and a second input position detecting electrode are formed as the input position detecting electrodes by a first conductive film out of the lower and upper layer-side conductive films.

06/23/16
20160179221 
new patent

Display panel and display control system


A display panel according to the present disclosure is a display panel with which an optical pen can be used. The display panel includes: a position information pattern layer which causes the optical pen to identify a position on the display panel; a color filter layer including a color filter partitioned by a lattice structure; and a non-visible light reflection layer having a shape which diffuses and reflects a part of a non-visible light emitted from the optical pen.

06/23/16
20160179216 
new patent

High resolution and high sensitivity optically activated touch sensing device using multiple color light sources


A cursor maneuvering device comprises a cavity containing a plurality of colored lights and an image sensor and covered with a semi-transparent medium having dispersive surfaces. The colored lights are located in the cavity in an as largely departed as possible manner and illuminate a pointing device contacting the surface of the semi-transparent medium.

06/23/16
20160179047 
new patent

Systems for configuring settings of an electronic device for customization thereof


A system for customizing settings of an electronic device includes a replaceable component having an optical member for receiving optical energy. The optical member has an optical characteristic for modifying an amount of the optical energy that leaves the optical member relative to an amount of the optical energy received by the optical member.

06/23/16
20160179031 
new patent

Systems for optical communication between an image forming device and a replaceable unit of the image forming device


A replaceable unit for an image forming apparatus according to one example embodiment includes a housing and at least one transmissive member positioned on an exterior of the housing. The at least one transmissive member is arranged to receive optical energy from the image forming apparatus and has a transmissivity for modifying an amount of the optical energy that leaves the at least one transmissive member relative to an amount of the optical energy received by the at least one transmissive member.

06/23/16
20160179030 
new patent

Illuminator having a sheet emitter and defining an optical cavity


An illuminator useful in illuminating an image bearing surface, comprising a flexible sheet emitter including an emitting layer, the emitting layer emits light. The sheet emitter has a first face and a second face opposite the first face, and is substantially transparent.

06/23/16
20160179028 
new patent

Optical scanning apparatus and image forming apparatus


The image forming apparatus includes the optical scanning apparatus configured to scan a surface of an image bearing member provided in an image forming apparatus body with a laser beam. The optical scanning apparatus is inserted through an insertion opening formed in a frame member of the image forming apparatus body and supported by a support member mounted to the frame member.

06/23/16
20160179018 
new patent

Microlithographic projection exposure apparatus and correcting optical wavefront deformations in such an apparatus


A microlithographic projection exposure apparatus includes a correction device configured to correct optical wavefront deformations. The correction device includes first and second optical elements and a drive mechanism configured to move the first and second optical elements between a first arrangement and a second arrangement.

06/23/16
20160179013 
new patent

Optical imaging arrangement with simplified manufacture


An optical imaging apparatus includes an optical element support sub-structure and an auxiliary support sub-structure. The optical element support sub-structure is configured to support an optical element and has a first temporary support interface arrangement.

06/23/16
20160179012 
new patent

Faceted euv optical element


A reflective euv optic such as a collector mirror configured as an array of facets that are spaced apart to form respective gaps between adjacent facets. The gaps are used as inlets for gas flow across one of the facets such that flow is introduced parallel to the optic surface.

06/23/16
20160179005 
new patent

Pecvd films for euv lithography


Provided herein are multi-layer stacks for use in extreme ultraviolet lithography tailored to achieve optimum etch contrast to shrink features and smooth the edges of features while enabling use of an optical leveling sensor with little or reduced error. The multi-layer stacks may include an atomically smooth layer with an average local roughness of less than a monolayer, and one or more underlayers, which may be between a target layer to be patterned and a photoresist.





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