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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


07/21/16
20160212347 
 Image processing apparatus, image pickup apparatus, and image processing   method patent thumbnailImage processing apparatus, image pickup apparatus, and image processing method
An imaging sensor unit captures a subject through an optical system. A compression unit compresses image data continuously acquired from the image sensor unit to output to a recording unit.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160212345 

Forward motion compensated flight path


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

07/21/16
20160212344 

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


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


07/21/16
20160212340 

Eyecup switched optical device


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


07/21/16
20160212335 

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


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


07/21/16
20160212332 

Three-axis ois for super-resolution imaging


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


07/21/16
20160212331 

Image pickup apparatus and image pickup method


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


07/21/16
20160212325 

Camera correcting focus detection pixel


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


07/21/16
20160212312 

Camera and lens module


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


07/21/16
20160212310 

Optical image capturing system


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


07/21/16
20160212309 

Optical image capturing system


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


07/21/16
20160212285 

Printer


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


07/21/16
20160212256 

Electronic device and control the same


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


07/21/16
20160212003 

Methods and apparatuses to improve reception of direct detection optical signals


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


07/21/16
20160211939 

Optical communication using super-nyquist signals


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


07/21/16
20160211938 

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


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

07/21/16
20160211922 

Optical communication system having enhanced spectral efficiency using electronic signal processing


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


07/21/16
20160211921 

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


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


07/21/16
20160211920 

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


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


07/21/16
20160211919 

Optical transmitting and receiving unit


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


07/21/16
20160211918 

Locally powered optical communication network


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


07/21/16
20160211917 

Methods and systems for reducing noise in optoelectronic oscillators


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


07/21/16
20160211916 

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


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


07/21/16
20160211913 

System and visible light communication based on led illumination


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


07/21/16
20160211912 

Wavelength selective switch and controlling spatial phase modulator in wavelengths


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


07/21/16
20160211910 

Optical transmission system, node apparatus, and reachability determination method


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


07/21/16
20160211909 

Arrangement, system and methods therein for monitoring a transmission line


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


07/21/16
20160211800 

Method of amplifying power


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


07/21/16
20160211650 

Optical semiconductor device


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


07/21/16
20160211645 

Semiconductor laser apparatus and manufactruing method thereof


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


07/21/16
20160211643 

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


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


07/21/16
20160211642 

Broadly tunable optical paramteric oscillator


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


07/21/16
20160211641 

Arrayed optical amplifier and optical transmission device


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


07/21/16
20160211640 

Fat-fiber adapter for pump use


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


07/21/16
20160211639 

Pump and signal combiner for high numerical aperture use


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


07/21/16
20160211638 

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


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


07/21/16
20160211578 

Signal generator for a phased array antenna


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


07/21/16
20160211476 

Optoelectronic component, optoelectronic component device and producing an optoelectronic component


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


07/21/16
20160211425 

Semiconductor light emitting device and optical film


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


07/21/16
20160211422 

Semiconductor light emitting device


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


07/21/16
20160211402 

Photodetector


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


07/21/16
20160211398 

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


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


07/21/16
20160211397 

Backlit display device with integrated photovoltaic cells


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


07/21/16
20160211390 

Optical sensor with light-guiding feature and preparing the same


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


07/21/16
20160211383 

Planarisation layers


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


07/21/16
20160211315 

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


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


07/21/16
20160211307 

Organic light emitting diode display


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


07/21/16
20160211302 

Optical sensor capable of detecting ir light and visible light simultaneously


An optical sensor includes an image sensor, a proximity sensor and a visible light sensor. The image sensor includes a first pixel and a second pixel.
Pixart Imaging Inc.


07/21/16
20160211288 

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


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


07/21/16
20160211186 

Plasma processing apparatus


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


07/21/16
20160211143 

Curable composition for optical imprinting and pattern forming method


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


07/21/16
20160211112 

Method and reviewing defects


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


07/21/16
20160211108 

Apparatus, the calibration of a streak camera


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


07/21/16
20160210804 

Authentication apparatus and method


An authentication apparatus operative to determine the authenticity of an item comprising a film substrate responsive to detection that a portion of said item located in a measuring region of said apparatus has a predetermined birefringence characteristic, said apparatus comprising: an item detection arrangement operative to determine if at least a portion of an item is located in a measuring region of said authentication apparatus; and an optically-based birefringence measuring apparatus, wherein said authentication apparatus is operative to compare a measured birefringence characteristic with a predetermined birefringence characteristic and to produce an authenticity signal indicative of authenticity or otherwise of said item based upon said comparison, said apparatus further comprising a control means operative to control output of said authenticity signal from said apparatus responsive to determination, by said item detection arrangement, of presence or otherwise of said at least a portion of said item in said measuring region.. .
Innovia Films Limited


07/21/16
20160210753 

Handheld portable optical scanner and using


A system and methods for real-time or near-real time processing and post-processing of rgb-d image data using a handheld portable device and using the results for a variety of applications. The disclosure is based on the combination of off-the-shelf equipment (e.g.
Dotproduct Llc


07/21/16
20160210748 

Ex vivo motility contrast imaging


In a method for ex vivo evaluation of tissue response, a target biological sample is placed in a chamber of a sample holder. Biodynamic imaging (bdi) is performed on the sample to extract bdi data of the entire sample, optical coherence imaging (oci) data is generated from the bdi data; and then motility contrast imaging (mci) data is generated from the oci data.
Purdue Research Foundation


07/21/16
20160210545 

Custom functional patterns for optical barcodes


Systems and methods for custom functional patterns for optical barcodes are provided. In example embodiments, image data of an image is received from a user device.
Snapchat, Inc.


07/21/16
20160210521 

Method for detecting errors


A method for error detection for at least one system (1), characterised by a) at least partially optically measuring at least one system variable s1 at least at one moment in time t1 or at least in a time interval Δt1, b) creating at least one prediction value px for at least one system variable sx for at least one moment in time t2 following the moment in time t1 or for at least one time interval Δt2 following the time interval Δt1 with the aid of the at least one computing model (4), c) comparing the at least one prediction value px with at least one value of the at least one system variable sx associated with the moment in time t2 or the time interval Δt2, and d) using the result of the comparison of step c) to determine the presence of at least one error.. .
Fts Computertechnik Gmbh


07/21/16
20160210507 

Image processing system with layout analysis and operation thereof


An image processing system and method of operation includes: a source image; a binary mask image generated from the source image; a connected components module for detecting character targets; a text unit module, coupled to the connected components module, for forming connected neighbors by grouping the character targets having bounding boxes with a horizontal overlap greater than a horizontal overlap threshold, and for forming a text unit by grouping the character targets having a character vertical overlap greater than a character vertical overlap threshold, each of the character targets having a character feature within a feature threshold; a identify baseline module, coupled to the text unit module, for calculating a text unit baseline angle for rotating the text unit to the horizontal; and an optical character recognition module, coupled to the text unit module, for detecting an output text of the text unit for display on a device.. .
Sony Corporation


07/21/16
20160210503 

Real time eye tracking for human computer interaction


A gaze direction determining system and method is provided. A two-camera system may detect the face from a fixed, wide-angle camera, estimates a rough location for the eye region using an eye detector based on topographic features, and directs another active pan-tilt-zoom camera to focus in on this eye region.
The Research Foundation For The State University Of New York


07/21/16
20160210466 

System and methods for obtaining digital multimedia files from a server based on optically scanned digital rights management information tag imprinted on a store purchased compact multimedia disk


System and methods for obtaining digital multimedia files from a server based on optically scanned digital rights management information tag imprinted on physical media is described. A greeting card or gift card can be provided with indicia containing a code printed thereon.

07/21/16
20160210261 

Method and apparatus to manage the direct interconnect switch wiring and growth in computer networks


The present invention provides a method for managing the wiring and growth of a direct interconnect network implemented on a torus or higher radix interconnect structure based on an architecture that replaces the network interface card (nic) with pcie switching cards housed in the server. Also provided is a passive patch panel for use in the implementation of the interconnect, comprising: a passive backplane that houses node to node connectivity for the interconnect; and at least one connector board plugged into the passive backplane comprising multiple connectors.

07/21/16
20160209985 

Optical touch device and touch detecting method using the same


An optical touch device and a touch detecting method using the same are provided. The optical touch device is suitable for use with a touch surface and includes a control unit and first to fourth optical capturing units.
Wistron Corporation


07/21/16
20160209946 

Input device


There is provided an input device including an optical waveguide that prevents cores from being cracked due to pressing with and movement of a tip input part of an input element. This input device includes an optical waveguide in a rectangular sheet form configured such that linear cores arranged in a lattice form are held between an under cladding layer and an over cladding layer both in a rectangular sheet form.
Nitto Denko Corporation


07/21/16
20160209945 

Input device


An input device includes a rectangular sheet-form optical waveguide in which linear cores arranged in a lattice pattern are held between a rectangular sheet-form under-cladding layer and a rectangular sheet-form over-cladding layer. Dummy patterns are provided in portions surrounded by the lattice-pattern linear cores, and held together with the cores between the sheet-form under-cladding layer and the sheet-form over-cladding layer.
Nitto Denko Corporation


07/21/16
20160209936 

Optical navigation device with enhanced tracking speed


An optical navigation device for controlling an operation of a pointer on a display apparatus is provided, the optical navigation device includes a device body, a substrate, a light source, an image sensor, and a processing module. The light source, the image sensor, and the processing module are respectively disposed on the substrate.
Pixart Imaging (penang) Sdn. Bhd.


07/21/16
20160209935 

Optical navigation device and related automatic magnification adjusting method


An automatic magnification adjusting method is applied to an optical navigation device. The optical navigation device has an illumination channel, a reference channel and an imaging channel.
Pixart Imaging (penang) Sdn. Bhd.


07/21/16
20160209929 

Method and system for three-dimensional motion-tracking


One embodiment provides an apparatus for tracking movements of an object in a three-dimensional (3d) space. The apparatus can include one or more lasers, one or more optical sensors, and a processing unit.

07/21/16
20160209928 

Virtual input device and receiving user input using the same


A virtual input device using a projector and a method for receiving a user input using the same are provided. The virtual input device includes a first sensor configured to detect at least one user hand, a processor configured to determine a virtual input layout based on the detected at least one user hand, a projector configured to optically project the determined virtual input layout on a user input plane, and a second sensor configured to detect a user input through the projected virtual input layout..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209895 

Methods and apparatuses for operating a data processing system


Methods and apparatuses to manage working states of a data processing system. At least one embodiment of the present invention includes a data processing system with one or more sensors (e.g., physical sensors such as tachometer and thermistors, and logical sensors such as cpu load) for fine grain control of one or more components (e.g., processor, fan, hard drive, optical drive) of the system for working conditions that balance various goals (e.g., user preferences, performance, power consumption, thermal constraints, acoustic noise).
Apple Inc.


07/21/16
20160209794 

Optical sensor, recording medium discrimination device, and image forming apparatus


An optical sensor including an irradiation system including an irradiation system including a light source unit having a light source, the irradiation system configured to emit a linearly polarized light of a first polarization direction onto a surface of an object, a polarizing optical element disposed on an optical path of the light that is emitted from the irradiation system and reflected by diffuse reflection from an incident plane of the object and configured to separate a linearly polarized light component of a second polarization direction, a first photodetector configured to receive the linearly polarized light component of the second polarization direction separated by the polarizing optical element, and a housing supporting the irradiation system, the polarizing optical element, and the first photodetector, where the light source unit is fixed to the housing in a light emitting direction of the light source unit via space.. .
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209764 

Measuring method, stage apparatus, and exposure apparatus


An exposure apparatus can mitigate the impact of fluctuations in the refractive index of ambient gas, and improve, for example, stage positioning accuracy. An exposure apparatus radiates an exposure illumination light to a wafer on a wafer stage through a projection optical system, and forms a prescribed pattern on the wafer, and comprises: a scale, which is provided to the wafer stage; a plurality of x heads, which detect information related to the position of the scale; a measurement frame that integrally supports the plurality of x heads and has a coefficient of linear thermal expansion that is smaller than that of the main body of the wafer stage (portions excepting a plate wherein the scale is formed); and a control apparatus that derives information related to the displacement of the wafer stage based on the detection results of the plurality of x heads..
Nikon Corporation


07/21/16
20160209763 

Exposure apparatus, and manufacturing device


An exposure apparatus exposes a peripheral portion of a substrate to light, and includes an optical system configured to irradiate the substrate with the light, a stage configured to hold the substrate and be moved in a direction to position the substrate in a direction perpendicular to the optical axis of the optical system, and a controller configured to cause the stage to be moved. The controller moves the stage based on information about a distance between the optical system and the peripheral portion in a direction parallel to the optical axis and a telecentricity of the optical system so that a predetermined portion of the substrate is irradiated with the light from the optical system..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160209762 

Liquid jet and recovery system for immersion lithography


A liquid immersion lithography apparatus includes a projection system including an optical member of which an incidence side has a convex lens shape, the projection system being configured to project an image through a liquid on a workpiece, and a liquid immersion member arranged below the optical member, the liquid immersion member having a plurality of openings through which the liquid is allowed to flow. A material of which the optical member is made is more resistant to the liquid than a material of which the liquid immersion member is made..
Nikon Corporation


07/21/16
20160209759 

Illumination system of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus


An illumination system of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus includes a pupil forming unit directing light on a spatial light modulator that transmits or reflects impinging light in a spatially resolved manner. An objective images a light exit surface of the spatial light modulator on light entrance facets of an optical integrator so that an image of an object area on the light exit surface completely coincides with one of the light entrance facets.
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh


07/21/16
20160209758 

Illumination optical device, illumination method, and exposure


According to one embodiment, an illumination optical apparatus comprises: a light splitting device which splits the beam into a plurality of beams with respective polarization states different from each other; a spatial light modulation device which is arranged on at least one of a first optical path in which a first beam out of the plurality of beams travels and a second optical path in which a second beam out of the plurality of beams travels, and which has a plurality of optical elements arranged two-dimensionally and driven individually; and a control device which controls the spatial modulation device to combine the first beam and the second beam at least in part.. .
Nikon Corporation


07/21/16
20160209755 

Method and apparatuses for optical pupil symmetrization


An inspection apparatus may determine precise ov measurements of a target on a substrate using an optical pupil symmetrizer to reduce the inspection apparatus's sensitivity to asymmetry and non-uniformity of the illumination beam in the pupil plane. The inspection apparatus includes an illumination system that forms a symmetrical illumination pupil by (1) splitting an illumination beam into sub-beams, (2) directing the sub-beams along different optical branches, (3) inverting or rotating at least one of the sub-beams in two dimensions, and recombining the sub-beams along the illumination path to symmetrize the intensity distribution.
Asml Holding N.v.


07/21/16
20160209754 

Projection exposure method and projection exposure microlithography


A projection exposure method for exposing a radiation-sensitive substrate with at least one image of a pattern includes providing the pattern between an illumination system and a projection lens of a projection exposure apparatus so that the pattern is arranged in the region of an object plane of the projection lens and can be imaged via the projection lens into an image plane of the projection lens. The image plane is optically conjugate with respect to the object plane, and imaging-relevant properties of the pattern can be characterized by pattern data.
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh


07/21/16
20160209753 

Radiation source, lithographic apparatus device manufacturing method, sensor system and sensing method


A radiation source for a lithographic apparatus, in particular a laser-produced plasma source includes a fan unit surrounding but not obstructing the collected radiation beam that is operated to generate a flow in a buffer gas away from the optical axis. The fan unit can include a plurality of flat or curved blades generally parallel to the optical axis and driven to rotate about the optical axis..
Asml Netherlands B.v.


07/21/16
20160209752 

Optical device having a deformable optical element


The disclosure relates to an optical device, in particular for microlithography. The optical device includes an optical module and a support structure that supports the optical module.
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh


07/21/16
20160209751 

Mirror, more particularly for a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus


A mirror, in particular for a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus has an optically effective surface (11), a mirror substrate (12), a reflection layer stack (21) for reflecting electromagnetic radiation that is incident on the optical effective surface, and at least two piezoelectric layers (16a, 16b, 16c), which are arranged successively between the mirror substrate and the reflection layer stack in the stack direction of the reflection layer stack and to which an electric field can be applied to produce a locally variable deformation, wherein at least one intermediate layer (22a, 22b) made of crystalline material is arranged between the piezoelectric layers (16a, 16b, 16c), wherein the intermediate layer is designed to leave an electric field, which is present in the region of the piezoelectric layers (16a, 16b, 16c) that adjoin the intermediate layer (22a, 22b) in the stack direction of the reflection layer stack (21), substantially uninfluenced.. .
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh


07/21/16
20160209750 

Surface correction of mirrors with decoupling coating


A mirror (1) for euv lithography includes a substrate (2) and a reflective coating (3, 4). The reflective coating has a first group (3) of layers (3a, 3b) and a second group (4) of layers (4a, 4b), wherein the first group and second group of layers (3a, 3b; 4a, 4b) reflect radiation having a used wavelength between 5 nm and 30 nm.
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh


07/21/16
20160209740 

Augmenting physical appearance using illumination


A system for augmenting the appearance of an object including a plurality of projectors. Each projector includes a light source and a lens in optical communication with the light source, where the lens focuses light emitted by the light source on the object.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209736 

Projector


A projector includes: an optical unit as an image projection device which forms and projects an image; a support member which supports the optical unit; an exterior casing which forms an exterior and houses the optical unit and the support member; and at least one of a foot portion and a handle which is provided on the support member and exposed outside the exterior casing and supports the support member.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation


07/21/16
20160209735 

Optical redirection adapter


An optical redirection adapter for an electronic device having a camera includes a housing and an optical element. The optical element is attached to the housing and positioned such that, when the adapter is attached the electronic device, the optical element is positioned in the camera's field of view.
Hand Held Products, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209730 

Transparent camera module


A camera module is disclosed including an image sensor having an associated optical filter configured to receive a first set of one or more wavelengths of light, and a housing around the image sensor. The housing has an associated optical filter configured to allow a second set of one or more wavelengths of light to pass through the housing and to block the first set of one or more wavelengths of light from passing through the housing.

07/21/16
20160209728 

Illumination device for performing videography and photography with mobile devices


Illumination devices may be provided with one or more light sources that emit light of the same, similar, and/or different optical spectra within a wavelength range, for example, from the extreme ultraviolet (uv) to the far infrared (ir). One or more of the light sources may be selectively adjusted to control the overall mix of light projected onto a scene of interest.
Surefire, Llc


07/21/16
20160209726 

Eyepiece optical system


An eyepiece optical system includes a focal-plane plate, having a positive refractive power on one side and a diffusion surface on the other side thereof; a reflector which reflects light rays of an object image, formed on the diffusion surface, a predetermined number of times; an optical lens group, by which the object image is observed, in that order along an optical path from the object side to the viewing side; and a condenser lens element, having a positive refractive power, provided between the focal-plane plate and the reflector, the condenser lens element having an aspherical surface formed on at least one side thereof. At least one of the aspherical surface of the condenser lens element has a profile, when viewed macroscopically, such that the positive refractive power thereof increasingly weakens with respect to a direction away from the optical axis..
Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209724 

Optical switch, optical switch apparatus and node, and communication network


An optical switch has four optical ports; a first optical waveguide coupled between a first of said ports and a second of the ports; a first switch element provided between the first waveguide and a second optical waveguide that is coupled to a third of the ports; a second switch element provided between the first waveguide and a third optical waveguide that is coupled to a fourth of the ports. Each switch element has a micro-ring resonator having an active state in which it is coupled to the first waveguide and to a respective one of the second and third waveguides for optical signals at a preselected wavelength, and an inactive state in which no coupling occurs.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


07/21/16
20160209709 

Curved liquid crystal display device


A curved liquid crystal display that is bent in a first direction and including a plurality of pixel areas includes: a first substrate and a second substrate facing each other; a pixel electrode provided in the plurality of pixel areas on the first substrate; a first alignment layer provided on the pixel electrode and optically aligned in a direction perpendicular to the first direction; a common electrode provided on the second substrate; a second alignment layer provided on the common electrode and optically aligned in a direction parallel to the first direction; and a liquid crystal layer provided between the first substrate and the second substrate.. .
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209699 

Display device


Embodiments provide a display device including: a thin film transistor disposed on an insulation substrate including a plurality of pixels; a common electrode and a pixel electrode disposed on the thin film transistor to overlap each other while interposing an insulating layer therebetween; a liquid crystal layer filling microcavities differentiated by pixel electrodes, the pixel electrodes comprising the pixel electrode; and a roof layer that is disposed on a microcavity of the microcavities and includes an injection hole extending to the microcavity and a supporting member to support the microcavity; and an optical member disposed on the supporting member, wherein the injection hole is disposed between adjacent microcavities in a column direction, and the supporting member is disposed between adjacent microcavities in a row direction. Total reflection of light, had alignment, and light leakage which may occur in the display device may be prevented by the optical member..
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209692 

Curved liquid crystal display device


A curved liquid crystal display device includes an upper substrate, a lower substrate, a liquid crystal layer, an upper polarizer film, a lower polarizer film and a plurality of patterned optical compensation films. The upper substrate has a first inner surface and a first outer surface.
Au Optronics Corporation


07/21/16
20160209683 

Magneto-optical material, producing same and magneto-optical device


(in the formula, x is 0.3 or more but less than 1; and r represents at least one rare earth element that is selected from the group consisting of yttrium, lutetium, gadolinium, holmium, scandium, ytterbium, europium and dysprosium.). .

07/21/16
20160209680 

Spatial light modulator based on metamaterial structure and preparation method thereof


A spatial light modulator based on a metamaterial structure and a preparation method thereof. The spatial light modulator includes an array of optical function elements and a control circuit.
Suzhou Institute Of Nano-tech And Nano-bionics, Chinese Academy Of Sciences


07/21/16
20160209678 

Spectacle lens and producing same


An aspect of the present invention relates to a spectacle lens where at least one of an object-side surface and an eyeball-side surface has, in a lower region positioned downward from a fitting point or an optical center during use, reflection characteristics satisfying that: (1) a normal incidence average reflectance in a wavelength region of 400 to 500 nm is within a range of 1.0 to 15%; and (2) the normal incidence average reflectance is greater than a normal incidence average reflectance in the wavelength region of 400 to 500 nm in an upper region positioned upward from the lower region during use.. .
Hoya Corporation


07/21/16
20160209675 

Eyewear


Eyewear may include a frame having a body and temples. The frame may be configured to support and retain optical lenses.
Addo Industries, Llc


07/21/16
20160209672 

Lens driving device, camera module and optical apparatus


A lens driving device is provided, including: a holder member; a first driving unit disposed at the holder member; a base disposed at a lower side of the holder member and spaced apart from the holder member; a first circuit board disposed at an upper surface of the base; a second circuit board including a second driving unit facing the first driving unit, and disposed at an upper surface of the first circuit board; a support member supporting the holder member with respect to the base; and a guide portion protruded from an upper surface of the base, wherein the guide portion supports the second circuit board. In an embodiment, a coil at the second circuit board and a magnet at the holder member may be assembled at a predetermined interval, such that reliability of the product with respect to performance of handshake compensation device can be enhanced..
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209671 

Lens actuator


A lens actuator includes a housing; a movable unit received in the housing and including: a carrier, a focusing coil disposed in the carrier, four magnets disposed to face the focusing coil in four directions perpendicular to the optical axis direction, a holder fixing the magnets; four shake correction coils each disposed opposite to one magnet and fixed on the housing; a first elastic element including a pair of spring plates arranged centrally symmetrical, each spring plate including a first spring part connecting the carrier to the holder, a second spring part connecting the holder to the housing and a third spring part connected between the first and second spring parts.. .
Aac Acoustic Technologies (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209664 

Optical unit, illumination optical apparatus, exposure apparatus, and device manufacturing method


An illumination optical apparatus has an optical unit. The optical unit has a light splitter to split an incident beam into two beams; a first spatial light modulator which can be arranged in an optical path of a first beam; a second spatial light modulator which can be arranged in an optical path of a second beam; and a light combiner which combines a beam having passed via the first spatial light modulator, with a beam having passed via the second spatial light modulator; each of the first spatial light modulator and the second spatial light modulator has a plurality of optical elements arranged two-dimensionally and controlled individually..
Nikon Corporation


07/21/16
20160209662 

Ocular video display device enabling natural field of view


A video display device is provided that naturally displays a video without blocking an observer's field of view, and includes the following: a display optical system that displays a video; an ocular optical system that guides video light emitted from the display optical system to the optical pupil of an observer; and a support that supports the ocular optical system upon the light path of video light emitted from the display optical system. The support includes a first support plate and a second support plate that face each other, and the ocular optical system is located between the first support plate and the second support plate.
Telepathy Holdings Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209661 

Carbon infused frame with bonded graphite heatpipe


An apparatus comprising an optical mounting structure configured to house heat producing electrical components and display optical systems. The optical mounting structure includes a frame where at least one of the structural components of the frame at least partially comprises a plastic including a plurality of carbon nanoparticles.

07/21/16
20160209660 

Carbon nanoparticle infused optical mount


A passive thermal heat-pipe material comprising an optical mounting structure including heat producing electronic components is provided. Each structural component of the optical mounting structure may be at least partially comprised of a polymer including a plurality of carbon nanoparticles.

07/21/16
20160209659 

Convective optical mount structure


An optical mount includes a frame adapted to support display optical systems and heat emitting electronic components. The mount includes a first portion housing the electronic components and one or more support components extending away from the electronic components.

07/21/16
20160209657 

Holographic waveguide eye tracker


An eye tracker having a first waveguide for propagating illumination light along a first waveguide path and propagating image light reflected from at least one surface of an eye along a second waveguide path. At least one grating lamina for deflecting the illumination light out of the first waveguide path towards the eye and deflecting the image light into the second waveguide path towards a detector is disposed adjacent an optical surface of the waveguide..
Digilens, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209650 

Display apparatus and display unit


A display apparatus includes a display unit that projects an image to a light transmissive display member. The display unit is configured to accommodate a display device and a projection optical system that projects the image displayed on the display device to the display member in a housing including an opening through which projected light is output.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209649 

Backlight unit and display device


Provided are: a backlight unit that is capable of increasing the degree of freedom in design of a device on which the backlight unit is mounted; and a display device which is provided with this backlight unit. This backlight unit is provided with: a light source which emits light that illuminates a liquid crystal display element; a light collection means for focusing the light emitted from the light source on a display region (a) of the liquid crystal display element; and a reflective part which has a reflective surface that reflects the light emitted from the light source toward the liquid crystal display element.
Nippon Seiki Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209648 

Head-worn adaptive display


This disclosure concerns an interactive head-mounted eyepiece with an integrated processor for handling content for display and an integrated image source for introducing the content to an optical assembly through which the user views a surrounding environment and the displayed content. The optical assembly includes absorptive polarizers or anti-reflective coatings to reduce stray light..
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


07/21/16
20160209646 

Adaptive optics system and optical device


The present invention is intended to provide an adaptive optics system and an optical device that allow correction of wavefront phase aberration with higher accuracy than before and have a wider correction range than the conventional ones, regardless of the distance between the observation target and the fluctuation layer, and the size of the observation target. An adaptive optics system includes: a wavefront phase modulator that makes aberration correction to incident light and emits the corrected light; and an imaging-conjugated position adjustment mechanism that adjusts freely within a specimen the position of a surface imaging-conjugated with a fluctuation correction surface formed by the wavefront phase modulator.
Inter-university Research Institute Corporation National Institutes Of Natural Sciences


07/21/16
20160209645 

Air curtain generator for optical sensing devices


A disclosed example of a sensing device includes an optical surface and an air curtain generator positioned around the optical surface. The air curtain generator has at least one nozzle operable to provide a continuous forced air region traveling away from the optical surface, thereby forming an air curtain around the optical surface that provides a debris barrier for the optical surface..
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209644 

Optical scanning apparatus


An optical scanning apparatus has a first scanning optical element having a negative power in a sub-scanning direction. A first light beam and a second light beam enter the first scanning optical element through points of an input surface on a same side of a reference surface, which includes an optical axis of the first scanning optical element and being parallel to a main-scanning direction.
Konica Minolta, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209642 

Environmentally responsive optical microstructured hybrid actuator assemblies and applications thereof


Microstructured hybrid actuator assemblies in which microactuators carrying designed surface properties to be revealed upon actuation are embedded in a layer of responsive materials. The microactuators in a microactuator array reversibly change their configuration in response to a change in the environment without requiring an external power source to switch their optical properties..
President And Fellows Of Harvard College


07/21/16
20160209639 

Microfluidic thermoptic energy processor


A microfluidic panel including at least one substrate, one or more channels formed in the substrate, and fluid disposed within the one or more channels. The fluid is selected to store thermal energy and the microfluidic panel is adapted to convert the thermal energy into useable energy or condition the energy to adjust optical wavelength passband of the panel..
Photronics, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209638 

Optical filter and analytical instrument


An optical filter includes: a lower substrate; a lower mirror provided to the lower substrate; a lower electrode provided to the lower substrate; an upper substrate disposed so as to be opposed to the lower electrode; an upper mirror provided to the upper substrate, and opposed to the lower mirror; and an upper electrode provided to the upper substrate, and opposed to the lower electrode, wherein the upper substrate has a groove surrounding the upper mirror in a plan view, the groove includes a first side surface section, a second side surface section, a bottom surface section, a first end section located between the first side surface section and the bottom surface section, and a second end section located between the second side surface section and the bottom surface section, in a cross-sectional view, and the first end section and the second end section each have a curved surface.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation


07/21/16
20160209637 

Imaging module and endoscope apparatus


An imaging module includes: a first chip having a light-receiving unit; a flexible printed board connected to an electrode pad of the first chip via an inner lead extended from one end of the flexible printed board; a second chip having a transmission buffer on the flexible printed board; an image signal cable configured to output an image signal; and a drive signal cable configured to input a drive signal. The first and second chips constitute a cmos imager.
Olympus Corporation


07/21/16
20160209636 

Method and turbine internal visual inspection with foveated image optical head


Combustion or steam turbine engines internal areas of interest are inspected by insertion of a foveated image optical head through internal passages within the engine. The foveated image optical head has a central first image portion having higher magnification and smaller field of view that is included within and subtended by a second image portion having a wider field of view and lower magnification.
Siemens Energy, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209633 

Optical system for light collection


The present invention relates to an optical system, wherein the optical system comprises a transparent optic defining an optical volume, the transparent optic comprising a first main face adapted to admit light into the optical volume and a first turning optic for turning the light admitted inside the optical volume such that the light is internally reflected within the optical volume.. .

07/21/16
20160209632 

Zoom lens system, interchangeable lens device, and camera system


A zoom lens system according to the present disclosure includes a plurality of lens groups each of which is made up of at least one lens element. The zoom lens system includes, in order from an object side to an image side: a first focusing lens group having a negative power; and a second focusing lens group having a positive power, wherein when zooming is performed from a wide end to a telephoto end, the first focusing lens group and the second focusing lens group move along an optical axis, when focusing is performed from an infinity focusing state to a proximity object focusing state, the first focusing lens group and the second focusing lens group move to perform the focusing, and a predetermined condition is satisfied..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209629 

Imaging optical system, image capturing device and mobile terminal


An imaging optical system includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element, a fourth lens element and a fifth lens element. The first lens element with refractive power has an object-side surface being convex in a paraxial region and an image-side surface being concave in a paraxial region.
Largan Precision Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209628 

Subminiature optical system and portable device including the same


There are provided a subminiature optical system having a miniature size and capable of obtaining a narrow view angle using only five sheets of lenses, and a portable device having the same. The subminiature optical system includes a first lens convex toward the object side and having positive refractive power, a second lens concave toward an image side and having negative refractive power, a third lens convex toward the object side and having positive refractive power, a fourth lens concave toward the image plane and having negative refractive power, and a fifth lens convex toward the image plane and having negative or positive refractive power, sequentially from an object side..
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209626 

Optical imaging system, image capturing unit and electronic device


An optical imaging system includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element, a fourth lens element and a fifth lens element. The first lens element with refractive power has an object-side surface being convex in a paraxial region.
Largan Precision Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209625 

Infrared large-format telecentric laser marking fθ lens


An fθ lens for infrared large-format telecentric laser marking is disclosed, including a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element and a fourth lens element arranged sequentially along the propagation direction of an incident ray. The first lens element is a negative biconcave lens element including a first curved surface and a second curved surface.
Han's Cnc Science And Technology Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209624 

Imaging optical system


Wherein νd1 and νd2 designate the abbe numbers at the d-line of the first and second lens elements, respectively, r3 designates the radius of curvature of the object-side surface of the second lens element, and f designates the focal length of the imaging optical system.. .

07/21/16
20160209623 

Optical image capturing system


A three-piece optical lens for capturing image and a five-piece optical module for capturing image, includes a first lens with positive refractive power; a second lens with refractive power; a third lens with refractive power; and a fourth lens with refractive power, in order from an object side to an image side, the optical lens along the optical axis. At least one of the image-side surface and object-side surface of each of the four lenses are aspheric.
Ability Opto-electronics Technology Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209622 

Lens barrel


In a lens barrel and an imaging apparatus, improvement in impact resistance and size reduction can be enhanced. The lens barrel includes the following elements; a guide frame including a rotation restricting rib; a first group frame; and a second group frame.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209621 

Lens driving device, camera module and optical apparatus


A lens driving device is provided, including: a cover member; a bobbin installed with at least one lens and having a coil unit arranged on an outer circumferential surface of the bobbin; a magnet arranged at a positon corresponding to that of the coil unit; first and second elastic members, where one end of each of the first and second elastic members may be respectively coupled to an upper surface and a lower surface of the bobbin and supporting movement of the bobbin in an optical axis direction; a detection unit configured to detect movement of the bobbin in a direction parallel to the optical axis direction; a damping member arranged at a connecting portion between the bobbin and the first elastic member; and a support unit provided at at least one of the bobbin and the first elastic member and maintaining an arranged position of the damping member.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209619 

Adjustment an optical element


An adjustment apparatus (20) for an optical element (12) of an optoelectronic sensor (10) is provided comprising a drive (32), a cam disk (22) rotatable by the drive (32) and a transmission element (26) which is in contact with a periphery of the cam disk (22) and is connected to the optical element (12) in order thus to convert a rotary movement of the cam disk (22) into an adjustment movement of the optical element (12). In this respect, the cam disk (22) is manufactured from metal in an etching technology..
Sick Ag


07/21/16
20160209618 

Electromagnetic actuators for digital cameras


Electro-magnetic actuators used to provide a displacement of an optical element such as a lens carrier comprise at least one ferromagnetic frame associated with a large air gap and at least one ferromagnetic member parallel to and separated from an elongated section of a frame by a small air gap. Actuation causes a magnetic circuit that appears in the at least one frame, the at least one member and small air gaps and by-passes or bridges the large air gap.
Corephotonics Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209617 

Lens barrel


In a lens barrel of the present invention, a frame body holding an optical element is held in a frame body holding member, includes an adjuster for adjusting the position of the frame body with respect to a predetermined axis of the frame body holding member so as to be able to adjust at least one of the orientation of an optical axis in the optical element and the position of the optical element in a direction of the optical axis, and the adjuster is arranged at a position adjustable from an opening portion of a mounting member to be mounted on the frame body holding member.. .
Konica Minolta, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209615 

Fiber optic cable breakout assembly


A breakout assembly includes a housing including a first end and a second end. A retaining member includes a first end configured to receive a fiber optic cable and a second end attaching to the first end of the housing and retaining exposed stripped layers of the fiber optic cable.
Raycap, S.a.


07/21/16
20160209612 

Communications cable and making same


A communications cable and method for making same wherein a communications cable is able to withstand significantly higher thermal temperatures than conventional fiber whether it be general purpose, or rated as plenum/riser rating, or even mil spec type cables. A core fiber glass material with at least an 800 fahrenheit degree operating ability allows the communications cable to survive in high heat or stress conditions.
Technology Mining Company, Llc


07/21/16
20160209611 

Hybrid optical fiber ribbon and power cable


A hybrid cable includes a jacket defining a cavity therein, a central strength member, a ribbon unit having a plurality of optical fibers, and a conductor cable, wherein the conductor cable and the ribbon unit are stranded around the central strength member to extend through the cavity of the jacket. A method of manufacturing a hybrid optical and power cable includes stranding at least one ribbon unit and at least one conductive power cable around a strength member and extruding a jacket around the stranded at least one ribbon unit and at least one conductive power cable..
Corning Optical Communications Llc


07/21/16
20160209610 

Fiber optic connector assembly, forming a transceiver interface, and ferrule


An fiber-optic connector assembly includes a fiber optic ferrule and a connector, which engage an optical transceiver component. The fiber optic ferrule engages a mating plane of a lens array in the optical transceiver component and floats within the connector.
Us Conec, Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209609 

Optical module


An optical module includes: a circuit board having a surface in which an electronic element is mounted; an optical waveguide array in which a plurality of optical waveguides are formed; an optical element in which an optical signal that is transmitted and received from and to the optical waveguide is input and that is mounted at a side surface of the circuit board; and a connection member that connects the optical element and the electronic element, wherein a connection portion of a side surface of the circuit board in which the connection member is received has a curved shape.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


07/21/16
20160209608 

Optical module and manufacturing optical module


An optical module includes: at least one optical waveguide provided on a surface of a substrate; a plurality of grooves provided in the optical waveguide on the surface of the substrate and having both a surface orthogonal to the surface of the substrate and an inclined surface; multiple pairs of light-emitting and light-receiving elements aligned with the plurality of grooves in the optical waveguide and provided so as to correspond to light of different wavelengths on the optical waveguide; and a plurality of light-selecting filters each provided on an inclined surface of the plurality of grooves in the optical waveguide and reflecting light of the wavelength corresponding to the light-emitting element in the respective pair of light-emitting and light-receiving elements towards the optical waveguide, and selectively reflecting light of the corresponding wavelength from the light propagating through the optical waveguide towards the corresponding pair of light-emitting and light-receiving elements.. .
International Business Machines Corporation


07/21/16
20160209607 

Device for coupling and/or decoupling optical signals


The corresponding is true for a device (140a, 140b, 140c, 140d, 140e, 140f) for decoupling optical signals from at least one waveguide (10).. .

07/21/16
20160209606 

Arrangement for placement and alignment of opto-electronic components


An arrangement for providing passive alignment of optical components on a common substrate uses a set of reference cavities, where each optical device is positioned within a separate reference cavity. The reference cavities are formed to have a predetermined depth, with perimeters slightly larger than the footprint of their associated optical components.
Cisco Technology, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209598 

Fiber optic rotary joint with dual-core fiber


Aspects of the disclosure include an optical fiber sensing system and apparatus that provide for free rotation of fiber optic cables containing multiple cores. For example, the disclosure presents a fiber optic rotary joint, comprising a stator housing a non-rotating portion of a dual-core fiber optic cable and a rotor housing a rotating portion of the dual-core fiber optic cable.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209596 

Inter-lens adjusting method and photoelectric hybrid substrate


An inter-lens adjusting method includes: fitting a plurality of fitting portions to a plurality of fitted portions, wherein each of the plurality of fitting portions is provided on the side of a first lens for collimating light emitted from a light emitting device and includes at least one of a convex portion and a concave portion and each of the plurality of fitted portions is provided on the side of a second lens for aggregating the light collimated by the first lens and has a shape to be fitted to a corresponding one of the plurality of fitting portions; and adjusting a position between the first lens and the second lens such that the light emitted from the light emitting device is aggregated into an optical fiber ferrule via the first lens and the second lens.. .
Fujitsu Limited


07/21/16
20160209595 

Optical device


An optical device and a method of manufacturing an optical device. The optical device includes: a conversion means for converting propagation light propagating through an optical waveguide into parallel light and for outputting the parallel light; and a first lens means for focusing the parallel light outputted from the conversion means on a core of an optical fiber.
International Business Machines Corporation


07/21/16
20160209593 

Polarization-split wavelength filter


A polarization-splitting and wavelength filter comprising an input waveguide for receiving an optical input with both a transverse electric (te) polarization and a transverse magnetic (tm) polarizations. The polarization-splitting and wavelength filter includes a first ring/racetrack resonator disposed along the input waveguide wherein the first ring/racetrack resonator includes a first coupler for coupling the te polarization of a first wavelength.

07/21/16
20160209592 

Optical combiner


A waveguide comprises an un-tapered end and a tapered end. The waveguide progressively varies a numerical aperture (na) of light as the light propagates from the tapered end to the un-tapered end..
Ofs Fitel, Llc


07/21/16
20160209591 

Method for manufacturing optical member, and optical member, transparent member for forming optical member, optical waveguide and optical module


The present invention provides a method for manufacturing an optical member and an optical waveguide having a low optical loss. The provided method is capable of highly accurately controlling the positional configuration of refractive index distribution in the surface layer, including its vicinity, and the center portion of the core pattern in a transparent member.
Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209589 

Optical coupler


Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed toward techniques and configurations for an optical coupler. In some embodiments, the device may include an optical waveguide to transmit light input from a light source.
Intel Corporation


07/21/16
20160209588 

Optoelectronic detector, in particular for high-resolution light scanning microscopy


As a result of the size of the detector elements thereof, optoelectronic detectors such as photoelectron multipliers comprising a light-entry region sealed by a protective disc can only be used with much outlay for recording an image of a diffraction-limited focus volume in a two-dimensional spatially resolved manner, even if the image is significantly magnified in relation to the focus volume. The novel detector is intended to enable the spatially resolved detection of point spread functions with little outlay and high accuracy.
Carl Zeiss Microscopy Gmbh


07/21/16
20160209587 

Fiber optic sealing apparatus


An optical fiber seal includes: an annular layer bonded to and in contact with an outer glass layer of a length of an optical fiber; and a glass sealing layer bonded to an outer surface of the annular layer and configured to withstand conditions in a downhole environment, the glass sealing layer configured to hermetically seal the length of the optical fiber.. .
Baker Hughes Incorporated


07/21/16
20160209585 

Optical fiber and manufacturing method thereof


An optical fiber includes a core, and a clad surrounding an outer circumference of the core, in which a first relative refractive index difference Δ1a is greater than 0, a second relative refractive index difference Δ1b is greater than 0, the first relative refractive index difference Δ1a is greater than the second relative refractive index difference Δ1b, the first relative refractive index difference Δ1a and the second relative refractive index difference Δ1b satisfy a relationship denoted by the following expression: 0.20≦(Δ1a−Δ1b)/Δ1a≦0.88, and a refractive index profile a of the core in an entire region of a section of 0≦r≦r1 as a function Δ(r) of a distance r from a center of the core in the radial direction is denoted by the following expression: Δ(r)=Δ1a−(Δ1a−Δ1b)r/r1.. .
Fujikura Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209584 

Acoustically enhanced optical cables


Methods and apparatus to control the acoustic properties of optical cables used as in-well oil and gas probes for acoustic monitoring, such as distributed acoustic sensing (das). One example aspect provides a solid path for the acoustic wave to propagate from an outside armor layer of the cable to the sensing optical waveguide embedded therein.
Weatherford Technology Holdings, Llc


07/21/16
20160209583 

Multi-core optical fiber, optical cable, and optical connector


An mcf of the present embodiment has eight or more cores. A diameter of a common cladding is not more than 126 μm.
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209577 

Microstructured waveguide illuminator


In one aspect, there is provided an apparatus. The apparatus may include a waveguide layer to guide an optical beam, and a lenslet layer, coupled to a surface of the waveguide layer, to focus a portion of the optical beam.
The Regents Of The University Of California


07/21/16
20160209575 

Indication lighting device and vacuum cleaner including the same


An indication lighting device provided is capable of reducing the number of electric wiring from a fixed, part to a moving part when an indication part is provided in the moving part's side. The indication lighting device makes indication by emitting light from a light source arranged in a fixed part to an optical waveguide arranged in a moving part, reflecting the light incident on the optical waveguide by reflection surfaces of prisms of the optical waveguide to an indication part provided in a tip side of the optical waveguide to be propagated, and emitting the light propagated inside the optical waveguide through the indication part..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209562 

Multi-layer optical films


Multi-layer optical film comprising optical layers reflecting at least 50 percent of incident uv light over specified wavelength ranges. Embodiments of the multi-layer optical films are useful, for example, as a uv protective covering..
3m Innovative Properties Company


07/21/16
20160209560 

Diffractive waveplate lenses and applications


optical lenses, systems, devices and methods for fabricating and manufacturing diffractive waveplate lenses that allow setting the focal length sign of an optical system by positioning the lens with its front or back surface with respect to an incoming circular polarized light beam. Applications for the lenses include optical systems comprising fibers, diode lasers, waveplates, polarizers, and variable lenses, particularly, in the form of a set of polymer films with re-attachable adhesive layers.

07/21/16
20160209555 

Anti-reflective lenses and methods for manufacturing the same


The invention relates to a method of applying an anti-reflective coating to an optical surface of a mold. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of providing a lens mold having an optical surface; forming a layer of a super hydrophobic material over the optical surface, where the super hydrophobic material contains an amount of dipodal silane that is a relative percentage of the super hydrophobic material; forming an anti-reflective coating layered structure over the layer of the super hydrophobic material; and forming a layer of a coupling agent deposited with a monolayer thickness to the anti-reflective coating layered structure using vapor deposition under aprotic conditions or by dip coating or spin coating using a solution of a coupling agent in an aprotic solvent..
Qspex Technologies, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209553 

Optical member, display device including the same and manufacturing method thereof


Disclosed are an optical member, a display device including the same and a method of manufacturing the same. The optical member includes a wavelength conversion layer; and a capping part covering lateral sides of the wavelength conversion layer.
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209527 

Apparatus for photographing radioactive substance by using smart device


Disclosed is an apparatus for photographing a radioactive substance by using a smart device, the apparatus including: a radioactive information collection unit including a camera barrel, a dark curtain as a visible light blocking filter provided at an object-side extremity of the camera barrel, and an intensifying layer being sensitive to radioactive rays and generating visible light by being provided on a rear surface of the dark curtain; a smart device; a mount coupled to the radioactive information collection unit by being mounted at an eye-side extremity of the camera barrel such that an optical axis of a camera lens of the smart device matches up with an optical axis of the camera barrel; and an application provided in the smart device for calculational processing and output of image information produced via the radioactive information collection unit.. .

07/21/16
20160209517 

Laser etched scintillation crystals for increased performance


A detector array for an imaging system, including: an array of scintillator crystals (12), wherein each crystal includes a plurality of sides and is laser etched on at least one crystal side to scatter light, and an array of photodetectors (18) optically coupled to array of scintillator crystals. The side of the crystal (12) is laser etched with a distinct pattern defined by a user using a computer aided design program.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


07/21/16
20160209510 

Laser radar apparatus


A laser radar apparatus that includes a rotating mirror is provided. The rotating mirror has a reflective area that reflects outgoing laser light.
Denso Wave Incorporated


07/21/16
20160209499 

Object detection device, sensing device, movable body device, and object detection method


An object detection device includes an optical scanning system, a detection system, and a processing device. The optical scanning system includes a light source, a light source drive unit, and a deflector, and causes the deflector to scan a scan area with light from light source at scan positions.

07/21/16
20160209498 

System and measuring optical delay using a single photon detector with pulsed optical signals


A system and method for measuring the temporal delay an optical signal experiences along a path is provided it uses single photon sensitive detectors and multiple optical pulse rates. The multiple optical pulse rates are chosen to allow each to be isolated in post-processing even if only a single detector is employed.

07/21/16
20160209496 

Eighth wave corner cube retarder for laser radar


Laser radar systems include focusing optical systems having a retroreflector such as a corner cube that is translatable with respect to an objective lens. The retroreflector provides a selected retardance to an interrogation optical beam that is directed to a target as well as to a returned portion of the interrogation optical beam that is directed to a detection system.
Nikon Corporation


07/21/16
20160209478 

Magnetometer and fabrication


An optical magnetometer comprising: an optical resonator having a central void; and a magnetostrictive material located in the central void such that a change in dimension of the magnetostrictive material causes a change in mechanical modes of the optical resonator. Also a method of making the optical magnetometer..
The University Of Queensland


07/21/16
20160209406 

Apparatus for detecting an analyte using a fluid having magnetic particles with a binding ligand for binding the analyte


Apparatus for detecting an analyte using a fluid having magnetic particles with a binding ligand for binding the analyte, which apparatus comprises: (i) a compartment (1); (ii) an inlet port (6) for allowing the analyte in the fluid to enter the compartment (1); (iii) a wall in the compartment (1) with at least of the part of the wall being optically transparent; and (v) a first magnet which is positioned outside of the compartment (1), and which is for transporting and positioning the magnetic particles (2) with the binding agent and the analyte to an imaging plane where the particles are able to be illuminated for the detection of the analyte. A method for detecting the analyte is also described..
Anmat Technology Limited


07/21/16
20160209402 

Genetically encoded probe for quantification of pyruvate concentration and methods of using the same


The present invention relates to a new optical tool for detecting and quantifying pyruvate in samples, in tissues and in cellular and subcellular compartments, with high spatial and temporal resolution, this is a forster resonance energy transfer (fret)-based pyruvate sensor comprising a bacterial pdhr transcription factor between any suitable donor and acceptor fluorescent proteins moieties. The invention also relates to methods of use of this novel optical tool for the quantification of the activity of pyruvate transporters, for the quantification of the rates of cellular pyruvate production and consumption, and for the direct quantification of the rate of mitochondrial pyruvate consumption in intact cells..
Centro De Estudios Clentificos De Valdivia


07/21/16
20160209396 

Methods and normalizing path length in non-invasive glucose monitoring


Methods and apparatus for normalizing path length in an optical system for non-invasive glucose concentration. A method arrangement includes providing an optical energy source spaced from a first photo-detector by a sensing area; transmitting energy from the optical energy source onto the first photo-detector; storing a first reading corresponding to the light intensity observed by the first photo-detector; subsequently, introducing a container of solution including an optically active substance into the sampling area; transmitting energy from the optical energy source through the container in the sampling area and onto the first photo-detector; storing a second reading corresponding to the light intensity observed by the first photo-detector; determining a ratio of the first reading to the second reading; and determining a path length l by computing l=ln(ratio)/μ where μ is an absorption constant of the optical energy in the solution and container.
Socrates Health Solutions, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209388 

High reflectivity integrating cavity and optical amplification device


Disclosed is a high reflectivity integrating cavity and device to amplify and detect luminescent emissions produced by small concentrations of materials to be analyzed. Femto or nano molar concentrations of a material can be placed within the high reflectivity integrating cavity.
The Texas A&m University System


07/21/16
20160209333 

Defect inspection device


According to one embodiment, a defect inspection device includes a first beam splitter configured to branch light into a first optical path and a second optical path, a first optical system on the first optical path, a second optical system on the second optical path, a first aperture configured to form an illumination field of an inspection sample by light from the first optical system, a second aperture configured to form an illumination field of the inspection sample by light from the second optical system, and a third optical system configured to illuminate, with a first illumination, an image of the first aperture on a first area of the inspection sample, and to illuminate, with a second illumination, an image of the second aperture on a second area of the inspection sample.. .
Nuflare Technology, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209323 

Variable ice and methods for measuring sample properties with the same


A system and method for measuring properties of a sample utilizing a variable integrated computation element (ice) formed of one or more layers of film that is physically sensitive to an electrical field or a magnetic field applied through the material. The thickness of a layer, and hence the optical properties of the ice, can be electrically or magnetically altered to adjust the ice for a analysis of a particular property of the sample, or to calibrate the ice or to adjust the ice to compensate for alterations to the ice resulting from environmental conditions.
Haliburton Energy Services, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209321 

Flow a spectrometer operating same


A flow apparatus for a spectrometer system includes a first optics element that is optically coupleable to a spectrometer and a second optics element that is optically coupleable to a light source. The first and second optics element may be arranged at a distance from one another in the region of a measurement gap through which a liquid can flow, in the region of which a light beam emerging from the second optics element and propagating into the first optics element is at least partly absorbable.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


07/21/16
20160209315 

Optical analysis device, optical analysis method and computer program for optical analysis using single light-emitting particle detection


In the scanning molecule counting method using optical measurement with a confocal or multiphoton microscope, there is provided a technique of computing a light-emitting particle concentration which changes with time and detecting a concentration change velocity or a reaction velocity. The inventive optical analysis technique of detecting light of light-emitting particles in a sample solution generates time series light intensity data of light from a light detection region detected with moving the position of the light detection region of the microscope in the sample solution; measures successively an interval of generation times of signals of the light-emitting particles detected in the time series light intensity data; and determines the concentration or concentration change velocity of the light-emitting particles, using the successively measured signal generation time intervals..
Olympus Corporation


07/21/16
20160209295 

Birefringent multi-peak optical reference element and birefringent sensor system


Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to an optical reference element having a wavelength spectrum comprising a plurality of wavelength functions having wavelength peaks spaced over a range of wavelengths, wherein adjacent wavelength functions are due to two orthogonal birefringence axes in the optical reference element. Aspects of the present disclosure may eliminate the drift issues associated with residual polarization and polarization dependent loss (pdl) with respect to grating-based sensor and reference element measurements..
Weatherford Technology Holdings, Llc


07/21/16
20160209272 

Hair reader, dispenser device and related systems and methods


The present disclosure relates to hair readers, dispenser devices, and related systems and methods. For example the present application relates to a method of optically acquiring data from keratinous fibers, the method comprising: a.
Coloright Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209271 

Low-noise spectroscopic imaging system


A spectral imaging device (12) includes an image sensor (28), an illumination source (14), a refractive, optical element (24a), a mover assembly (24c) (29), and a control system (30). The image sensor (28) acquires data to construct a two-dimensional spectral image (13a) during a data acquisition time (346).
Daylight Solutions, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209270 

Microscope and acousto-optic beam combiner for a microscope


The invention relates to a beam combiner for a microscope, in particular a scanning microscope, which receives at least a first illuminating light bundle and a second illuminating light bundle and combines them into a collinear output light bundle, the first illuminating light bundle and the second illuminating light bundle having the same illuminating light wavelength but a different polarization, in particular linear polarization. The beam combiner is embodied as an acousto-optic beam combiner and is constructed and operated in such a way that by interaction with at least one mechanical wave, both the first illuminating light bundle and the second illuminating light bundle are diffracted and are thereby directed into a common optical axis..
Leica Microsystems Cms Gmbh


07/21/16
20160209269 

Hybrid image-pupil optical reformatter


A hybrid image-pupil optical reformatter and method for optional use with a spectrometer is disclosed, which performs beam slicing in pupil space and stacks replicas of the input source generated from the pupil beam slices in image space. The optical reformatter comprises a collimator which receives an input light and produces a collimated beam; a first optical element which receives the collimated beam, redirects portions of the collimated beam back toward the collimator as reimaged beams and permits portions of the collimated beam to pass; a second optical element which receives the reimaging beams and redirects the reimaging beams back toward the collimator and the first optical element; to form an output beam comprising the portions of the collimated beams that are not redirected toward the collimator by the first optical element.
Tornado Spectral Systems Inc.


07/21/16
20160209251 

Illuminated indicator structures for electronic devices


A composite laminate assembly for an electronic device provides integrated backlighting for one or more indicator shapes defined by the assembly. The assembly includes a substantially opaque cover member to obscure at least parts of the electronic device.
Tactotek Oy


07/21/16
20160209241 

Encoder scale, encoder, drive apparatus, and stage apparatus


An encoder scale s includes a substrate 10 that rotates about a rotation axis ax and has an optical pattern along a rotation direction d on a first surface 10a crossing the rotation axis ax, of the substrate 10. The scale s also includes a first magnet m1 that is disposed on a second surface 10b of the substrate 10 different from the first surface 10a and has different magnetic poles (n-pole m1n, s-pole m1s) set therein with the rotation axis ax therebetween and a second magnet m2 that is disposed on the first surface 10a and generates magnetic fields with the n-pole m1n and s-pole m1s of the first magnet m1..
Nikon Corporation


07/21/16
20160209209 

Laser device and laser beam detector for detecting light of a laser device


The present invention relates to a laser device for supporting work on a construction site and a laser beam detector for detecting light of a laser beam rotating around a rotation axis of a laser device. There is a need that the detector is able to identify the laser device which emitted the light that the detector detects.
Trimble Kaiserslautern Gmbh


07/21/16
20160209208 

Self-tensed and fully spring jacketed optical fiber sensing structure


An optical fiber sensing spring of the present invention includes a longer cylindrical tension coil spring, a shorter cylindrical compression coil spring and a longer cylindrical tension coil spring that are connected in series to form a spring having the same inner and outer diameters. A single-mode optical fiber manufactured with a long section of fiber grating is placed in the manufactured spring.
Jinn Her Enterprise Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209205 

Method of analyzing deformations in a laminated object and according system


The present invention relates to a method of analyzing a laminated object and to a system for analyzing a laminated object. Illustrative embodiments herein relate to optical interferometry techniques for non-destructively analyzing laminated objects with large surface utilized to obtain data relating to the topography of an object under examination and to further process the obtained topographical data so as to identify type and/or severity and/or position of surface defects..
Vestas Wind Systems A/s


07/21/16
20160209201 

Improved line-field imaging systems and methods


Improved line-field imaging systems incorporating planar waveguides are presented. In one embodiment the optics of the system are configured such that a line of light on the light scattering object is imaged to the planar waveguide in at least one dimension.
Carl Zeiss Meditec Inc.


07/21/16
20160209141 

Firearm safety arrangement


A firearm safety device includes one or more optical sensors fastenable to a trigger guard of a firearm and configured to detect a user's finger inside the trigger guard when the sensors are attached to the trigger guard and a detector to detect the position of the safety catch of the firearm. The device further includes an apparatus connected to the one or more optical sensors and the detector and activated when the sensors detect no finger inside the trigger guard and the detector detects the safety catch is off..
Miklatech Oy


07/21/16
20160209025 

Lighting device attachment for mobile devices


A lighting device attachment for a mobile device may include a housing that defines a cavity or an external coupling member configured to receive the mobile device, a light source within the housing, and an optical element adapted to project light from the light source to illuminate an external scene. The attachment may include multiple light sources and multiple associated optical elements to generate a combined beam for illuminating the external scene which may include the field of view of a camera of the mobile device.
Surefire, Llc


07/21/16
20160209005 

Uniform illumination lighting module


A uniform illumination lighting module is disclosed herein. In some embodiments, the uniform illumination lighting module comprises a first optical medium, a lower reflective surface disposed adjacent to a bottom boundary of the first optical medium, a concave reflective surface disposed adjacent to a side boundary of the first optical medium, and a light source, wherein at least a portion of the first optical medium is disposed between the light source and the concave reflective surface.
Laxco Inc.


07/21/16
20160209002 

Solid state lighting devices including quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles, an optical component for a solid state lighting device, and methods


A solid state lighting device including a light source capable of emitting white light including a blue spectral component and having a deficiency in a spectral region, and an optical component that is positioned to receive at least a portion of the light generated by the light source, the optical component comprising an optical material for converting at least a portion of the blue spectral component of the light to one or more predetermined wavelengths such that light emitted by the solid state lighting device includes light emission from the light source supplemented with light emission at one or more predetermined wavelengths, wherein the optical material comprises quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles. Also disclosed is lighting fixture, a cover plate for a lighting fixture and a method..
Qd Vision, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209001 

Reflective non-paraboloidal beam-shaping optics


A lighting device may include a light source and a reflective optical element. The reflective optical element may have a reflective internal surface that defines a cavity.
Surefire, Llc






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