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Fresnel lens solar concentrator configured to focus sunlight at large longitudinal incidence angles onto an articulating…

Fresnel lens solar concentrator configured to focus sunlight at large longitudinal incidence angles onto an articulating…

Horizontal high speed stacking for batteries with prismatic cans

Gm Global Technology Operations

Horizontal high speed stacking for batteries with prismatic cans

Horizontal high speed stacking for batteries with prismatic cans

Ultratech

Wynne-dyson optical system with variable magnification

Date/App# patent app List of recent Prism-related patents
02/26/15
20150055367
 Edge light-type backlight device and light diffusion member patent thumbnailnew patent Edge light-type backlight device and light diffusion member
This edge light-type backlight device comprises a light guide plate, a light source disposed at one end part of the light guide plate, a light diffusion sheet and a prism sheet on a light emission face of the light guide plate. The refractive index of the prism sheet exceeds 1.60, a peak of emitted light distribution of a light emission face of the light diffusion sheet in a plane orthogonal to a direction along the one end part of the light guide plate is within an angle range of 48°-58° with respect to a normal direction of the light emission face, and the emitted light of the light emission face of the light diffusion sheet diminishes toward −90° or 90° with respect to the normal line from the angle range of the peak of the emitted light distribution.
Kimoto Co., Ltd.
02/26/15
20150055342
 Prismatic led module for luminaire patent thumbnailnew patent Prismatic led module for luminaire
An led module for a luminaire has a downwardly directed heat sink comprising cooling fins that extend rearward from the module's front end and downward from its top wall, which has a top face that abuts the underside of a luminaire carrier plate. A circuit board carrying at least one led is mounted on the front face, and a prism is mounted to the heat sink over the led(s).
Hubbell Incorporated
02/26/15
20150055326
 Complex prism sheet patent thumbnailnew patent Complex prism sheet
This invention relates to a complex prism sheet which is configured such that heat-resistant coating layers are formed on both surfaces of a substrate layer, thus preventing wrinkling or curling of the complex prism sheet due to heat generated from a light source, and increasing concealment and electro-optic characteristics, ultimately improving properties of a light crystal display. This complex prism sheet can be usefully applied to television (tv) sets, monitors, notebook personal computers (nbpcs), etc., which are required to have heat resistance, slimness and concealment because of an increasing use of a light emitting diode (led) light source these days..
Kolon Industries, Inc.
02/26/15
20150055235
 Optical sheet controlling external light, display device and  producing optical sheet patent thumbnailnew patent Optical sheet controlling external light, display device and producing optical sheet
An optical sheet, which can suitably absorb external light over a wide range and can improve a contrast, a display device, and a method for producing an optical sheet. The optical sheet is disposed on an observer side relative to an image light source and includes a plurality of layers that control light emitted from the image light source to emit the light on the observer side, at least one of the plurality of layers is an optical functional sheet layer which includes prisms being arranged in parallel along the surface of the optical sheet whereby light can be transmitted and wedge portions are being arranged in parallel between the prisms whereby light can be absorbed.
Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
02/26/15
20150055228
 Wynne-dyson optical system with variable magnification patent thumbnailnew patent Wynne-dyson optical system with variable magnification
A 1× wynne-dyson optical system for microlithography having a variable magnification is disclosed. The 1× wynne-dyson optical system has first and second prisms, and a positive lens group that includes a split lens having first and second split lens elements that reside adjacent the first and second prisms, respectively.
Ultratech, Inc.
02/26/15
20150055116
 Range finder and prism assembly thereof patent thumbnailnew patent Range finder and prism assembly thereof
The seventh surface faces the second surface. The optical multilayer film is disposed between the fifth surface and the third surface.
02/26/15
20150054932
 Authentication apparatus, prism member for authentication and authentication method patent thumbnailnew patent Authentication apparatus, prism member for authentication and authentication method
An authentication apparatus includes a prism, an imaging unit, and a visible light source configured to radiate a visible light to a living body. The prism comprises: a contact surface configured to be in contact with the living body; a reflection surface configured to be in contact with the contact surface, and totally reflect light from a concave portion of the living body and light from a convex portion of the living body; and an imaging surface configured to be opposed to the contact surface, in contact with the reflection surface, and provided at an angle such that the light from the concave portion of the living body cannot be reached, and the light totally reflected by the reflection surface and the light from the convex portion of the living body can be transmitted.
Nec Corporation
02/26/15
20150054924
 Compact stereoscopic picture taking system patent thumbnailnew patent Compact stereoscopic picture taking system
A stereoscopic picture taking systems includes a first camera having a first optical objective, and a second camera having a second optical objective, where the optical characteristics of the two objectives are substantially identical. The stereoscopic system also includes a plane semi-reflecting plate in front of the first objective and inclined by a predetermined angle on the optical axis of the first objective.
Thales
02/26/15
20150053253
 Fresnel lens solar concentrator configured to focus sunlight at large longitudinal incidence angles onto an articulating energy receiver patent thumbnailnew patent Fresnel lens solar concentrator configured to focus sunlight at large longitudinal incidence angles onto an articulating energy receiver
This invention includes a fresnel lens assembly positioned relative to an energy receiver, onto which the lens assembly focuses sunlight for collection and conversion. The fresnel lens assembly includes a thin polymeric film with prisms molded into or attached to the film.
02/26/15
20150052741
 Horizontal high speed stacking for batteries with prismatic cans patent thumbnailnew patent Horizontal high speed stacking for batteries with prismatic cans
A system and method for stacking battery cells or related assembled components. Generally planar, rectangular (prismatic-shaped) battery cells are moved from an as-received generally vertical stacking orientation to a generally horizontal stacking orientation without the need for robotic pick-and-place equipment.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc
02/19/15
20150049778

System and separation of pump light and collected light in a laser pumped light source


A system for separating plasma pumping light and collected broadband light includes a pump source configured to generate pumping illumination including at least a first wavelength, a gas containment element for containing a volume of gas, a collector configured to focus the pumping illumination from the pumping source into the volume of gas to generate a plasma within the volume of gas, wherein the plasma emits broadband radiation including at least a second wavelength and an illumination separation prism element positioned between a reflective surface of the collector and the pump source and arranged to spatially separate the pumping illumination including the first wavelength and the emitted broadband radiation including at least a second wavelength emitted from the plasma.. .
Kla-tencor Corporation
02/19/15
20150049398

Light reflective bicycle wheel attachment


A reflector assembly is configured to reflect light from within the spokes of a rim on a bicycle. The reflector assembly includes a reflective material holder having a body, fit within the spokes of a bicycle rim.
02/19/15
20150049334

Optical image capturing module, aligning method, and observing method


A method of aligning an upper substrate and a lower substrate is provided. The upper and lower substrates are oppositely arranged, and the aligning method includes the following steps: providing an optical image capturing module; emitting light rays to a third surface of a first prism; filtering the light rays, so that the light rays are divided into light rays at the first wavelength range and light rays at the second wavelength range, wherein the light rays at the first wavelength range irradiate a pattern on the upper substrate, and light rays at the second wavelength range irradiate a pattern on the lower substrate; reflecting a pattern image on the upper substrate to an image capturing apparatus; reflecting a pattern image on the lower substrate to the image capturing apparatus; and determining locations of the patterns of the upper and lower substrate that are on the image capturing apparatus..
Metal Industries Research&development Centre
02/19/15
20150049301

Methods and lenses for alleviating asthenopia


The invention provides methods and lenses for reducing asthenopia related symptoms associated with proprioceptive disparity. In certain aspects, lenses of the invention include a distance portion and a near portion, and a progressive increase in minus power from the distance portion to the near portion.
Eyebrain Medical, Inc.
02/19/15
20150048963

Radar beam deflection unit for a radar level indicator


In order to determine the topology of a bulk-material surface, a series of echo curves are measured under different main emission directions of the antenna. The main emission directions are generated using at least one prism, which lies in the beam path of the level indicator and is rotated.
Vega Grieshaber Kg
02/19/15
20150048168

Laser scanning system employing an optics module capable of forming a laser beam having an extended depth of focus (dof) over the laser scanning field


A laser scanning system having a laser scanning field, and a laser beam optics module with an optical axis and including: an aperture stop disposed after a laser source for shaping the laser beam to a predetermined beam diameter; a collimating lens for collimating the laser beam produced from the aperture stop; an apodization element having a first and second optical surfaces for extending the depth of focus of the laser beam from the collimating lens; and a negative bi-prism, disposed after the apodization element, along the optical axis, to transform the energy distribution of the laser beam and cause the laser beam to converge to substantially a single beam spot along the far-field portion of the laser scanning field, and extend the depth of focus of the laser beam along the far-field portion of the laser scanning field.. .
Metrologic Instruments, Inc.
02/19/15
20150048063

Laser machining apparatus


A laser machining apparatus for manufacturing a light guide plate includes a laser source, a first prism, a detector, and a processor. The laser source is configured to emit a laser beam.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
02/19/15
20150047524

Method for creating designs and raised patterns on the folds, recessed portions, and edge surfaces of objects consisting of sheets


The present invention relates to the bulk manufacture of objects, materials, or products from sheets or fabrics, which are either folded or to be folded, with designs, images, text, and raised patterns that are reconstituted strip by strip at the edge of the folds thereof, in the recessed portions, and in the edge surfaces. The novelty of the present invention is that a process for repeating designs and shapes, which are shifted relative to one another, on at least one sheet and from one sheet to the other, by reproducing, cutting, or stamping, is merged with folding operations necessitated by the design or suitable for the technical process of the machines in a predetermined manufacturing procedure.
02/19/15
20150047250

Spider trap


A trap for spiders and other insects is provided. The trap is especially useful for catching brown recluse (loxosceles reclusa) spiders, whose bites are extremely harmful.
Spidertek, Llc
02/12/15
20150044544

Energy storage module including a plurality of prismatic storage cells


The invention relates to an energy storage module for a device for supplying voltage, particularly in a motor vehicle. The energy storage module includes several prismatic storage cells that are arranged behind one another and stacked in at least one row, two end plates, and at least one tension element.
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
02/12/15
20150044533

Nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery


A prismatic nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery includes a flat winding electrode assembly formed by winding an elongated positive and negative electrodes with an elongated separator interposed therebetween, and an outer body storing the flat winding electrode assembly and a nonaqueous electrolyte. The positive electrode includes a positive electrode substrate exposed portion formed along a longitudinal direction.
Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
02/12/15
20150043243

Lighting panel


A lighting panel that provide an alternative means for producing a “spot light” like illumination from an led is described. The lighting panel comprising a transparent substrate upon a first surface of which are mounted a plurality of transparent prism structures and upon a second surface of which is mounted a light emitting diode (led).
Design Led Products Limited
02/12/15
20150043074

Retroreflective articles including a security mark


The present disclosure relates to prismatic retroreflective articles that includes a security mark and to methods of making such articles.. .
3m Innovative Properties Company
02/12/15
20150042985

Optical sensor apparatus to detect light based on the refractive index of a sample


An optical sensor apparatus includes an optically transmissive structure (e.g., a prism) having two planar faces and a third planar face that connects the two planar faces, two or more light sources located outside the structure, and a photodetector array located outside the prism. The structure, light sources, and photodetector array are configured such that light from the light sources that is totally internally reflected at an optical interface between the prism and a sample outside the structure proximate one of the two planar faces is incident on a portion of the photodetector array that depends on a refractive index of the sample.
Entegris-jetalon Solutions, Inc.
02/12/15
20150042982

Portable device for analysing a plurality of widely spaced laser beams


A system and method for performing field measurement and testing of a plurality of widely spaced laser beams used in visual warning technology (vwt). Vwt uses a combination of widely spaced laser beams, to warn civilians from approaching too close to military security areas.
Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of Canada, As Represented By The Minister Of National Defence
02/12/15
20150042961

Projector


A projector includes a first light source apparatus, a second light source apparatus, a laser light source apparatus, a first light modulator, a second light modulator, a third light modulator that modulates light from the laser light source apparatus, a cross prism that combines first image light, second image light, and third image light formed by the respective light modulators with one another, and a secondary light source image formation system that forms a secondary light source image on an optical path between the laser light source apparatus and the third light modulator, and the secondary light source image is so shaped that the length thereof in a direction perpendicular to a central intersection line of the cross prism is longer than the length thereof in a direction parallel to the central intersection line.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation
02/12/15
20150042564

Projector


A technology reducing the number of components in a projector. Illuminating light from a lamp is made incident from a first surface of a tir prism via an optical system, reflected, output from a second surface of the tir prism, optically modulated by a dmd, and made incident to the second surface of the tir prism.
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
02/12/15
20150040556

Zero emissions power plant


An engine with low rpm and high torque from a combination of gravity forces and the inherent buoyancy as energy of a hollow body is formed immersed in a fluid. The engine includes pair of track system as parallel conveyers with belts or chains and gears that's fixed to a frame that's repeatedly displaces water, two methods used achieving the same objective firstly, sealed cylinders with gears on conveyer, said conveyer frame has external and internal single edge tracking gear cut segment that generate the gravity and buoyancy continuously, the second method triangular prism bellow chambers attached to said conveyer operated by a rail system to collapse and expend thereby combination of buoyancy and gravitational forces causes movement of sprocket chain thus rotate the sprocket gears which is used as a power plant, multiple engines can be deployed in a large tall tank, lake, and ocean as clean energy farm..
02/05/15
20150038787

Endoscope


An endoscope includes illumination units and an image pickup unit that acquires an object image, in a distal end portion of an insertion portion. Each the illumination unit includes: a light-emitting section including an led, the light-emitting section outputting light from an upper surface; a wiring board including a recess portion with the light-emitting section disposed therein, and a connection electrode connected to a device electrode of the led via a relay electrode and an internal wiring in a first principal surface; a prism disposed above the upper surface of the light-emitting section with a transparent resin layer interposed therebetween, the prism changing a direction of the light outputted by the light-emitting section; and a signal cable connected to the connection electrode..
Olympus Corporation
02/05/15
20150037617

Selectively conducting battery casing


An electrochemical cell casing may be made from a non-conducting material. A conducting area may be formed on the casing.
Ozca Engineering Solutions Ltd.
02/05/15
20150036858

Cube speaker/amplifier


A portable electronic device includes an electronic amplifier and a battery power supply in a lower hollow prismatic-shaped housing which has a rectangular base wall panel and an upper oblique wall panel which is disposed obliquely downwards between a rear panel and a front panel of the housing, and an upper housing containing a loudspeaker which has a hollow prismatic shape including a lower oblique wall panel which is disposed downwardly between the rear wall panel of the housing and a front wall panel of the housing. Confronting outer faces of the oblique housing wall panels are joined by a central hollow rotatable joint which receives therethrough electrical leads that connect the loudspeaker to the amplifier.
02/05/15
20150036215

Optical film


To provide a thin optical sheet having improved efficiency for light utilization, an optical sheet (5) of one mode of the present invention includes, in sequence from a light entry side to a light emission side, a plurality of first prisms (13), a ¼ wavelength plate (11), and a polarized-light separating element (12), the plurality of first prisms (13) each having (i) a first surface (13a) through which light enters the first prism and (ii) a second surface (13b) that reflects the light, having entered the first prism, toward the light emission side, the optical film further including, between the plurality of first prisms in an in-plane direction of the optical film, a second prism (14) that reflects light.. .
Tohoku University
02/05/15
20150036102

Slowing myopia progression and/or the treatment or prevention of myopia or a disease or condition associated with myopia


The invention provides an ophthalmic lens comprising one or more oblique prismatic component, wherein the lens slows myopia progression and/or treats or prevents myopia or a disease or condition associated with myopia. The one or more oblique prismatic components may be base-down or base-down and base-in or base up and base-in.
Queensland University Of Technology
02/05/15
20150036080

Optical film and display device having the same


An optical film and a display device having the same are provided. The optical film has a light input face, a light output face opposite to the light input face, and a light-output structure disposed on the light output face.
Au Optronics Corporation
02/05/15
20150036078

Liquid crystal display device having uniform brightness


A liquid crystal display device having brightness uniformity at its front and lateral sides is provided according to one or more embodiments. In one embodiment, the liquid crystal display device includes a reflection sheet reflecting light, an optical plate including a substrate for guiding light, a height-varying portion formed on one surface of the substrate, not facing the reflection sheet, and a prism pattern formed on the height-varying portion, and a plurality of light sources arranged on one lateral surface of the optical plate in a first direction so as to correspond to a position of the height-varying portion having a height not greater than an average height from the one surface of the substrate to the height-varying portion, wherein the prism pattern extends in a second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction, and the average height is in a range of about 0.1% to about 10% of the thickness of the substrate..
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
02/05/15
20150036025

Image display device, imaging apparatus mounted with image display device as finder device, and image display method


An image display device includes a beam splitter that splits an incident light entering from a subject side, an imaging device that converts a first optical image generated by an one-side incident light split by the beam splitter into an electrical signal and outputs the converted electrical signal as a capture image, a synthesis image generating unit that generates an electronic information image, a display panel that displays the electronic information image, and an optical prism that emits an optical image of the electronic information image projected from the display panel to be superimposed on a second optical image generated by the other-side split incident light.. .
Fujifilm Corporation
01/29/15
20150030903

Prismatic bussing method and design


An electrochemical cell including a prismatic electrode stack extending in a prismatic plane and having a plurality of positive electrode plates and a plurality of negative electrode plates stacked alternately with intervening separators therebetween. The positive electrode plates and the negative electrode plates are laterally offset so that end leads of the positive electrode plates extend from one side of the electrode stack and end leads of the negative electrode plates extend from an opposite side of the electrode stack.
Saft
01/29/15
20150030263

Bag with reinforced walls


A bag with reinforced walls has four walls formed into a rectangular prismatic shape with a closed bottom. Each wall has a flap opposite the bottom of a rectangular shape.
01/29/15
20150029810

Tipping equipment for quickly mixing and unloading concrete


Truck-mounted tipping equipment for mixing and discharging concrete quickly includes an open tipping bucket shaped as a rectangular prism in the front and a semi-truncated cone in the rear that narrows towards a hydraulic discharge trap-door. The mixing and discharge mechanism has a spindle in an oblique position, to which helical fins have been welded serving as an endless screw.
Gicalla S.a.
01/29/15
20150029748

Edge light-type backlight device and light diffusion member


This edge light-type backlight device comprises a light guide plate, a light source disposed at one end part of the light guide plate, a light diffusion sheet and a prism sheet on a light emission face of the light guide plate. The refractive index of the prism sheet exceeds 1.60, a peak of emitted light distribution of the light emission face in a plane parallel to the one end part of the light guide plate and orthogonal to the light emission face is within an angle ranges of 30°˜45° and −30°˜−45° with respect to a normal direction of the light emission face.
Kimoto Co., Ltd.
01/29/15
20150029717

Shaped microstructure-based optical diffusers for creating batwing and other lighting patterns


A light distribution device includes a light transmissive substrate having first and second opposing faces and a plurality of substantially parallel linear prisms on the second face that extend in a longitudinal direction of the substrate. The light distribution device is configured to connect to a light assembly including a linear light source with the first face of the substrate facing the light source, with the linear prisms substantially parallel to a light source longitudinal axis and with and the substrate having a non-planar cross-sectional shape such that at least a major portion of the substrate is concave relative to the light source.
Bright View Technologies Corporation
01/29/15
20150029583

Apparatus and transmitted light illumination for light microscopes and microscope system


The invention relates to an apparatus for transmitted light illumination for light microscopes, in particular stereo microscopes or macroscopes. The apparatus has a light source for emitting an illuminating light beam, and a holding device for holding a sample to be examined, wherein a deflection device is provided between the light source and the holding device for contrast adjustment, wherein an angle distribution of the illuminating light bundle relative to an optical axis can be varied with the deflection device.
Carl Zeiss Microscopy Gmbh
01/29/15
20150029578

Compensator compensating angular dispersion


The invention relates to a compensator system adapted to compensate for the angular dispersion of electromagnetic beams deflected by at least one acousto-optic deflector of an optical system, wherein the angular dispersion of each deflected beam is dependent on the deflection angle obtained by the deflecting acoustic frequency of the acousto-optic deflector, characterised in that the compensator system comprises: —a first lens group for spatially separating the deflected beams of different deflection angle and angular dispersion by focusing the beams substantially into the focal plane, —a compensator element having a first surface and a second surface, and being arranged such that the first surface of the compensator element lies substantially in the focal plane of the first lens group, and the first and second surfaces of the compensator element have nominal radiuses r1 and r2 that together work as prisms with tilt angles β and prism opening angles αp that vary with the distance from the optical axis so as to compensate for the angular dispersion of the spatially separated deflected beams, —a second lens group arranged so as to substantially parallelise the different wavelength components of each deflected beam exiting the compensator element while maintaining the angular variation of the beams deflected at different acoustic frequencies. The invention further relates to method for compensating for the angular dispersion of electromagnetic beams deflected by at least one acousto-optic deflector of an optical system, wherein the angular dispersion of each deflected beam is dependent on the deflection angle obtained by the deflecting acoustic frequency, characterised by—spatially separating the deflected beams of different deflection angle and angular dispersion by focusing the beams via a first lens group substantially into the focal plane of the first lens group, —compensating for the angular dispersion of the spatially separated deflected beams in accordance with the angular dispersion of the given beam, —substantially parallelising the spectral components of each deflected beam while maintaining the angular variation of the beams deflected at different acoustic frequencies..
Femtonics Kft.
01/29/15
20150029497

Systems and methods for measuring high-intensity light beams


Systems and methods for measuring an intensity characteristic of a light beam are disclosed. The methods include directing the light beam into a prism assembly that includes a thin prism sandwiched by two transparent plates, and reflecting a portion of the light beam by total-internal-reflection surface to an integrating sphere while transmitting the remaining portion of the light beam through the two transparent plates to a beam dump.
Ultratech, Inc.
01/29/15
20150029442

Liquid crystal display apparatus


A liquid crystal display apparatus includes a liquid crystal display panel including a liquid crystal cell between first second polarizing plates; and a surface light source device. The surface light source device includes a light source unit, a light guide plate for outputting first directivity light having directivity of maximum intensity in a first direction, which forms a predetermined angle from a normal direction of the light output surface in a plane approximately parallel to a light guiding direction of light, and having a high ratio of a polarized light component oscillating in the plane and a prism sheet being configured to convert the first directivity light into second directivity light directed in a second direction within a predetermined angle from the normal direction of the light output surface of the light guide plate while substantially maintaining a polarization state of the first directivity light..
Nitto Jushi Kogyo Co., Ltd.
01/29/15
20150029361

Temporally aligned exposure bracketing for high dynamic range imaging


Apparatus and methods are provided to create high dynamic range images by passing an incoming image through a color-neutral separation prism having at least three channels to produce a corresponding number of full color fractionated images, each channel aligned with a corresponding image capturing device for which an iso sensitivity is selected to simultaneously achieve a different exposure value for each fractionated image and image capturing device, referred to as exposure bracketing, and recombining the simultaneously collected fractionated images to create a high dynamic range image. The apparatus and methods may be used for still photography or motion pictures..
01/29/15
20150028218

Radiation detector


A radiation detector (1) includes a three-dimensional stacked scintillator (12) that includes a plurality of scintillator blocks (13) arranged in a matrix in a three-dimensional manner so as to form a prism, in which interposed layers (15) which have a refractive index different from a refractive index of the scintillator blocks (13) and/or have a characteristic of absorbing or scattering some of light emitted by the scintillator blocks are disposed, out of boundary surfaces between the plurality of scintillator blocks (13), on the boundary surfaces extending in a direction perpendicular to a height direction h of the prism, and light blocking layers (14) which block transmission of light emitted by the scintillator are disposed on at least some of the boundary surfaces extending in a direction parallel to the height direction of the prism.. .
Furukawa Co., Ltd.
01/22/15
20150023740

Ground and rock anchor


A ground and rock anchor includes a longitudinally stable, flexible tensile member, an anchorage part, in which the tensile member may be fixed by the one end region, and an anchor head device, in which the tensile member is held by the other end region. The anchorage part is designed to be introduced into a drilled hole in the ground or rock and anchored therein.
F.j. Aschwanden Ag
01/22/15
20150023643

Gradient optical polymer nanocomposites


Gradient index optical materials are formed by drop by drop dispensing of nanoparticle/monomer suspensions. Refractive index variations are defined by nanoparticle concentrations that can vary in three dimensions.
State Of Oregon Acting By And Through The State Board Of Higher Education On Behalf Of The Univers
01/22/15
20150023629

Collimator holder for electro-optical sensor


A collimator holder in the form of a glass or ceramic block that has precisely machined holes formed in the block to receive respective collimator assemblies. Each collimator assembly includes an optical fiber attached to a grin lens by a ferrule.
Optisense Network, Llc
01/22/15
20150022909

Stretched fresnel lens solar concentrator for space power, with cords, fibers, or wires strengthening the stretched lens


This invention includes a flexible fresnel lens assembly which can be efficiently stowed into a small volume, and then deployed with a mechanism, including structural elements, that provides tensioning at the ends of the lens assembly to position and support the lens assembly in proper position relative to a photovoltaic receiver, onto which the lens assembly focuses sunlight for conversion into electricity. The flexible stretched lens assembly includes a transparent prismatic polymer film, comprising a refractive optical element, attached to flexible cords, fibers, or wires that carry the bulk of the tension load in the stretched lens assembly when it is deployed in its final functional position.
01/22/15
20150022648

Optical fingerprint recognition apparatus


In accordance with an embodiment, the prism is made slimly to correct the distortion of the fingerprint image such as trapezoidal distortion or the like. Therefore, it is possible to manufacture the optical fingerprint recognition apparatus of a compact size.
Suprema Inc.
01/15/15
20150017442

Apatite crystal


An apatite crystal is a single crystal expressed by a general formula (m2)5(po4)3x. In this formula, m2 indicates at least one type of element selected from the group consisting of bivalent alkaline-earth metals and eu, and x indicates at least one type of element or molecule selected from the group consisting of halogen elements and oh.
Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
01/15/15
20150015878

Raman spectroscopic analyzing apparatus


A raman spectrometry apparatus comprises a condensing unit that condenses a light flux emitted from a light source to a prescribed position in a sample; a retroreflective unit that is disposed opposite to the condensing unit with reference to the sample; and a detecting unit that detects scattering light released from the prescribed position in the sample. The retroreflective unit again condenses the light flux having transmitted through the sample to become incident on the retroreflective unit to the prescribed position, irrespective of any change in disposition of the retroreflective unit.
Shimadzu Corporation
01/15/15
20150015816

2d/3d switchable image display device


A two-dimensional (2d)/three-dimensional (3d) switchable image display device is provided. The 2d/3d switchable image display device forms gradation of an image in a light modulation panel, provides color to light beams that penetrate a plurality of electro-wetting prisms arranged in correspondence to the plurality of pixels of the image, and adjusts the direction of the light beam such that the light beams of the pixels of the image are directed towards at least two different view zones in a 3d mode and such that the light beams maintain their paths in a 2d mode..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
01/15/15
20150015766

Image capture system and imaging optical system


An optical system includes a first lens to focus incident light, a first prism including a reflection surface by which light having transmitted through the first lens is reflected, a second lens to focus incident light from a different direction from a direction of the incident light on the first lens, and a second prism including a reflection surface by which light having transmitted through the second lens is reflected, in which the reflection surface of the first prism and the reflection surface of the second prism oppose each other.. .
01/15/15
20150015687

Endoscope small imaging system


An endoscope camera, including a cylindrical enclosure having an enclosure diameter, and an imaging array mounted within the enclosure so that a plane face of the imaging array is parallel to the enclosure diameter. The camera includes a right-angle transparent prism having a rectangular entrance face, an exit face, and an hypotenuse configured to reflect radiation from the entrance face to the exit face.
Gyrus Acmi Inc. (d.b.a.olympus Surgical Technologies America)
01/15/15
20150015402

Mattress


A mattress includes a generally rectangular prismatic foam body, having a length, a width, and a thickness, having a top surface, a plurality of slits in the top surface of the foam body extending across the width of the body to divide the top surface into a plurality of adjacent slats. An elongate chamber extends through the body, parallel to and aligned with each slit.
01/15/15
20150015167

Self-shielded vertical proton-linear accelerator for proton-therapy


A linear proton accelerator includes a plurality of accelerator components arranged after one another, and a proton source and a plurality of accelerating units. The accelerator further includes a reticular support structure for supporting the accelerator components.
Adam S.a.
01/15/15
20150014889

Machining device, machining unit, and machining method


Provided are a machining device (10), a machining unit, and a machining method that irradiate a workpiece (8) with a laser beam to perform cutting or boring machining of the workpiece (8). The invention has a laser output device (12), a guiding optical system (14) that guides a laser beam, and an irradiating head (16) that guides a laser beam and irradiates the workpiece (8) with the laser beam.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
01/15/15
20150014391

Guide bushing of palm hammer


A guide bushing of a palm hammer comprises a prism-shaped muzzle cover and a muzzle, wherein the muzzle cover and the muzzle are connected through bolts and joined into a body of the guide bushing; the body of the guide bushing may be axially moved in a bracket of the palm hammer; the parts of the muzzle cover and the muzzle near the distal gradually narrow into a chisel-shape; the proximal of the body of the guide bushing rests against a spring on the hammer body of the palm hammer; the body of the guide bushing axially moves in the bracket; a bore used for accommodating a nail and a driving rod is axially opened on the muzzle; one end of a bumper protrudes out of the distal of the body of the guide bushing.. .
Taizhou Dajiang Ind. Co., Ltd.
01/15/15
20150014390

Palm hammer


A palm hammer comprises a bracket, a hammer body and the guide bushing which comprises a prism-shaped muzzle cover and a muzzle, wherein the muzzle cover and the muzzle are connected through bolts and joined into a body of the guide bushing; the body of the guide bushing may be axially moved in a bracket of the palm hammer; the parts of the muzzle cover and the muzzle near the distal gradually narrow into a chisel-shape; the proximal of the body of the guide bushing rests against a spring on the hammer body of the palm hammer; the body of the guide bushing axially moves in the bracket; a bore used for accommodating a nail and a driving rod is axially opened on the muzzle; one end of a bumper protrudes out of the distal of the body of the guide bushing.. .
Taizhou Dajiang Ind. Co., Ltd.
01/15/15
20150013505

Round top set screw and application thereof


A round top set screw is provided, including a first section having a shape of substantially a cylinder having a threaded side surface, a second section for wrenching drive, the second section formed contiguously and concentrically to the first section and having a shape of substantially a polygonal prism, and a third section formed contiguously and concentrically to the second section, the third section having a cylindrical portion and a round top having a convex shape, the edge of which contiguously connects to a side surface of the cylindrical portion, wherein the curvature of the convex shape is predetermined to prevent damages to a metal plate when it is pressed at an angle against the third section of the screw. A tool is provided for attaching the screw to a base board and securing it by using a corresponding nut..
01/08/15
20150010916

Porous film microfluidic device for automatic surface plasmon resonance quantitative analysis


A porous film microfluidic device includes a sample well, a porous film support structure, including a first, second, and third port, wherein the first port is connected to the sample well, a porous film is formed over the bottom of the porous film support structure, and a glass fiber film is formed between the porous film support structure and the porous film, a waste tank connected to the second port of the porous film support structure, wherein a water absorption element is disposed in the waste tank, a buffer solution tank connected to the third port of the porous film support structure and sealed by a sealing film, and a coc plastic prism disposed over the bottom of the porous film support structure. The coc plastic prism includes a metal film in contact with the porous film and a metal oxide layer formed over the coc plastic prism..
National Taiwan University
01/08/15
20150010443

Reagent container for biological sample analyzer and manufacturing reagent container


A reagent container for a biological sample analyzer that has higher impact resistance than a conventional one and a method for manufacturing the reagent container are provided. The reagent container for a biological sample analyzer is formed of a paper sheet member and has a bottom surface and side wall surfaces connected to the bottom surface.
Sysmex Corporation
01/08/15
20150010349

Assembly structure for assembly member


An assembly structure for an assembly member includes a locking protrusion disposed in a protruding manner on a speedometer ring portion of a decorative ring and a locking portion formed in a meter case and configured to lock the locking protrusion. The locking protrusion includes a substantially quadrangular prismatic portion, which is disposed in a hanging manner from the speedometer ring portion, and a locking depression, which is formed by means of notching across two adjacent lateral faces of the substantially quadrangular prismatic portion.
Yazaki Corporation
01/08/15
20150010274

Optical module, optical communication apparatus, and information processing system including the same


Provided are an optical module, an optical communication apparatus, and an information processing system including the same. The optical module includes a lower clad layer, an optical waveguide extended in one direction on the lower clad layer, an optical device on the optical waveguide, a prism disposed between the optical device and the optical waveguide and having a higher refractive index than the optical waveguide, a housing covering the prism and the optical device, and an electrode layer adjacent to the prism and disposed between the housing and the optical waveguide..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


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