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Illumination system of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus

Carl Zeiss Smt

Illumination system of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus

Date/App# patent app List of recent Pupil-related patents
05/28/15
20150148788
 Adjusting laser treatment in response to changes in the eye patent thumbnailnew patent Adjusting laser treatment in response to changes in the eye
According to certain embodiments, a system comprises one or more memories and one or more processors. The one or more memories store optical data from an optical recorder comprising at least two optical data sets by: receiving a first optical data set of an eye with a pupil having a first pupil size; and receiving a second optical data set of the eye with the pupil having a second pupil size.
Novartis Ag
05/28/15
20150146184
 Illumination system of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Illumination system of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus
An illumination system includes an optical integrator having a plurality of light entrance facets, whose images at least substantially superimpose in a mask plane. A spatial light modulator transmits or reflects impinging projection light in a spatially resolved manner.
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh
05/28/15
20150146183
 Illumination system of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Illumination system of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus
An illumination system of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus includes an optical integrator having a plurality of light entrance facets each being associated with a secondary light source. A spatial light modulator has a light exit surface and transmit or to reflect impinging projection light in a spatially resolved manner.
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh
05/28/15
20150146169
 Automatic pupillary distance measurement system and measuring method patent thumbnailnew patent Automatic pupillary distance measurement system and measuring method
Method for automatically measuring pupillary distance includes extracting facial features of face image, a head current center indicator is shown/displayed based on facial feature extraction, elliptical frame and target center indicator are shown, a first distance between head current center indicator and target center indicator is calculated to see if below a threshold range, then allowing head current center indicator, elliptical frame and target center indicator to disappear. Card window based on facial tracking result is shown.
Ulsee Inc.
05/28/15
20150146028
 System and  controlling imaging direction and angle of view of camera patent thumbnailnew patent System and controlling imaging direction and angle of view of camera
In a system and a method of controlling an imaging direction and an angle of view of a camera according to an aspect of the present disclosure, infrared light may be irradiated toward pupils of eyes of a user, and a position of infrared light reflected from the pupils of the eyes of the user may be detected by a first camera to track a line of sight of the user and calculate a viewing angle of the user. In addition, an imaging direction of a second camera may coincide with the line of sight of the user and an angle of view of the second camera may coincide with the viewing angle of the user to allow an image actually viewed by the user and an image captured by the camera to coincide with each other..
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
05/21/15
20150139509
 Head-mounted display apparatus and login method thereof patent thumbnailHead-mounted display apparatus and login method thereof
Head-mounted display apparatus and login method thereof are provided. The head-mounted display apparatus includes an image capturing device, a pico-projector, an application specific integrated circuit (asic), and an application processor.
Quanta Computer Inc.
05/21/15
20150139486
 Electronic eyeglasses and  manufacture thereto patent thumbnailElectronic eyeglasses and manufacture thereto
A system and methods for recognizing certain eye or eyelid gestures such as by opening or closing of eyelid or movement of the pupil as signals to trigger certain predesigned desired events. An embodiment comprises of electronic glasses placed in front of the eye to recognize certain eye or eyelid gestures as signals to control an electronic device such as a chair for the special needs, or tvs or car system or some video games.
05/21/15
20150138613
 Apparatus and  displaying pseudo-hologram image based on pupil tracking patent thumbnailApparatus and displaying pseudo-hologram image based on pupil tracking
Provided are an apparatus and a method for displaying a hologram image based on pupil tracking, wherein a hologram image display apparatus includes a location determiner to determine a location of a user using a captured image of the user and a hologram information reconstructor to reconstruct first hologram information as second hologram information optimized for the location of the user to reproduce the hologram image.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
05/21/15
20150138248
 Image providing apparatus, method and computer program patent thumbnailImage providing apparatus, method and computer program
An apparatus, method and computer program wherein the apparatus includes an optical arrangement including an image source and an exit pupil wherein the exit pupil is configured to be positioned proximate to an eye of a user to enable a user to view an image from the image source; and wherein the apparatus is configured to control a size and location of the exit pupil of the optical arrangement in response to a determination of a size and location of a pupil of the eye.. .
05/21/15
20150138066
 Gaze detecting apparatus and method patent thumbnailGaze detecting apparatus and method
A gaze detection apparatus and method are provided. The method includes storing, by a controller, a reference gaze, a first reference vector, and a second reference vector.
Hyundai Motor Company
05/21/15
20150136990

Visual display with illuminators for gaze tracking


A visual display includes hidden reference illuminators adapted to emit invisible light for generating corneo-scleral reflections on an eye watching a screen surface of the display. The tracking of such reflections and the pupil center provides input to gaze tracking.
Tobii Technology Ab
05/14/15
20150133900

Accommodation compensation systems and methods


Methods and systems for obtaining an ocular aberration measurement of an eye of a patient are provided. Exemplary techniques involve obtaining a first induced metric for the eye that corresponds to a first accommodation state of the eye, obtaining a second induced metric for the eye that corresponds to a second accommodation state of the eye, and determining a natural metric of the eye based on the first and second induced metrics.
05/14/15
20150133899

Laser scanner apparatus and method


An apparatus for ophthalmic procedures contains a source of aiming and treatment laser beams, folded mirrors and lens arrays to cause the formation of a static pupil on a delivery mirror for observation and treatment by an operator of the apparatus.. .
05/14/15
20150131066

Mask pattern generation method and optical image calculation method


In a method for generating, with a computer, a pattern of a mask, a pattern on an object plane of a projection optical system is set, shifted plural pupil functions are generated, a matrix containing the generated plural pupil functions is defined, an image of the pattern on the object plane is calculated by generating a vector obtained by transposing and complex-conjugating a vector containing, as components, values of the pupil functions at origin coordinates on a pupil plane from among components of the matrix, and performing convolution integral between the pattern on the object plane and a fourier transform of a product of the vector and the matrix, an assist pattern for the pattern on the object plane is generated using the calculated image, and a pattern of the mask including the pattern on the object plane and the assist pattern is generated.. .
05/14/15
20150131051

Eye detecting device and methods of detecting pupil


An eye detecting device includes an optical assembly, an image sensor and an arithmetic unit. The optical assembly provides a plurality of incident lights.
05/14/15
20150131050

Systems and methods for broad line fundus imaging


Systems and methods for broad line fundus imaging (blfi), an imaging approach that is a hybrid between confocal and widefield imaging systems, are presented. These systems and methods are focused on improving the quality and signal of broad line fundus images or imaging methods to create high contrast and high resolution fundus images.
05/07/15
20150127101

Intraocular lens having helical haptics of shape memory


For easy handling at placement of intra ocular lenses (iols) for cataract operations, these are equipped with helical haptics of memory materials circumferring the lens. Said haptics adhere to the rim of the lens as long as being cooled down to constriction temperature.
Doci Innovations Gmbh (claus Simandi)
05/07/15
20150124219

Ultra wide-field optical coherence tomography


Systems and methods for expanding the field-of-view of ophthalmic scanning devices are presented. An ophthalmic scanning device is designed such that the pivot point of the scanning optics is maintained at a fixed location in the pupil while the scanning optics are rotated about the eye to obtain imaging data over an increased field-of-view than can be achieved by the scanning optics alone.
Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc.
05/07/15
20150124213

Design of myopia control ophthalmic lenses


Lenses are designed using wavefront measurements amenable to correction factors for near and far vision as well as pupil size to slow or stop myopia progression.. .
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
05/07/15
20150124212

Contact lens and prevention of myopia progression


A method of slowing the progression of myopia in a person, comprises applying to the eye of the person a contact lens or lenses to mould the surface of the cornea. On removal of the lens, the shape of the corneal surface includes a vision correction area for correcting the myopic vision of the person, and a myopic defocus area having a more positive power and located within the pupil area, to simultaneously present a controlled myopic defocus to the retina both when viewing in the distance and also when viewing at near, without the lens in place on the cornea.
05/07/15
20150124073

Illumination optical system and microscope


The illumination optical system is configured to illuminate a sample placed on an object plane with light. The illumination optical system includes multiple light source areas which are mutually coherent and arranged separately from one another in a pupil plane of the illumination optical system.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
04/30/15
20150116717

Scanning in angle-resolved reflectometry and algorithmically eliminating diffraction from optical metrology


Angle-resolved reflectometers and reflectometry methods are provided, which comprise a coherent light source, an optical system arranged to scan a test pattern using a spot of coherent light from the light source to yield realizations of the light distribution in the collected pupil, wherein the spot covers a part of the test pattern and the scanning is carried out optically or mechanically according to a scanning pattern, and a processing unit arranged to generate a composite image of the collected pupil distribution by combining the pupil images. Metrology systems and methods are provided, which reduce diffraction errors by estimating, quantitatively, a functional dependency of measurement parameters on aperture sizes and deriving, from identified diffraction components of the functional dependency which relate to the aperture sizes, correction terms for the measurement parameters with respect to the measurement conditions..
Kla-tencor Corporation
04/30/15
20150116712

Defect detection method and defect detection device and defect observation device provided with same


The disclosed device, which, using an electron microscope or the like, minutely observes defects detected by an optical appearance-inspecting device or an optical defect-inspecting device, can reliably insert a defect to be observed into the field of an electron microscope or the like, and can be a device of a smaller scale. The electron microscope, which observes defects detected by an optical appearance-inspecting device or by an optical defect-inspecting device, has a configuration wherein an optical microscope that re-detects defects is incorporated, and a spatial filter and a distribution polarization element are inserted at the pupil plane when making dark-field observations using this optical microscope.
Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
04/30/15
20150116704

Compact multi-channel gas correlation sensor and sensing methodology


A multi-channel gas correlation sensor and sensing method are provided. A spectral partitioning filter at the sensor's aperture or a pupil image thereof partitions a beam of light energy into unique spectral regions.
G&a Technical Software, Inc.
04/30/15
20150116685

Extreme ultraviolet lithography process to print low pattern density features


The present disclosure provides a method for extreme ultraviolet lithography (euvl) process. The method includes loading a binary phase mask (bpm) to a lithography system, wherein the bpm includes two phase states and defines an integrated circuit (ic) pattern thereon; setting an illuminator of the lithography system in an illumination mode according to the ic pattern; configuring a pupil filter in the lithography system according to the illumination mode; and performing a lithography exposure process to a target with the bpm and the pupil filter by the lithography system in the illumination mode..
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
04/30/15
20150116665

Apparatus and determining physiologic perturbations of a patient


The present disclosure is related to a method and apparatus for determining a physiologic perturbation of a patient including acquiring a video sequence, including a plurality of video frames, of an eye of a patient, selecting at least one parameter of a plurality of parameters including a baseline pupil size, a maximum change in size of a pupil, an average velocity of constriction of the pupil, a maximum velocity of constriction of the pupil, latency of constriction of the pupil, and a velocity of re-dilation of the pupil, determining, using processing circuitry and based on the plurality of video frames, the selected at least one parameter of the plurality of parameters, and determining the physiologic perturbation of the patient based on the determined at least one parameter, where the least one parameter of the plurality of parameters is selected based on which physiologic perturbation of the patient is to be determined.. .
Children's National Medical Center
04/30/15
20150116560

Camera and controlling operation of same


An image of a subject formed optically by a objective lens (concave lens) and an eyepiece lens can be seen by a pupil. A light shielding plate is provided in front of part of the objective lens and a shielded region is formed by the light shielding plate.
Fujifilm Corporation
04/30/15
20150116199

Head mounted display and imaging method thereof


A head mounted display (hmd) and an imaging method thereof are provided. The hmd comprises a beam splitter, a pico projector, an application processor, an eye image sensor, an adjustment apparatus, an application specific integrated circuit (asic), and an eyeglass frame.
Quanta Computer Inc.
04/23/15
20150109679

Head mounted display


A display that includes a frame to be worn on a head of an observer, two image creation devices, two light guides to guide light beams output from the image creation devices and to output the light beams toward pupils of the observer, and an optical plate attached to a center part of the frame and attached to a periphery part of the light guides via an adhesive. The center part of the frame is thicker than an outside part of the frame..
Sony Corporation
04/23/15
20150109576

Device for measuring interpupillary distance in a head-mounted display unit


In certain embodiments, a head-mounted display may include one or more displays for displaying images. A left and right movable disk may be placed respectively between the left and right eyes of a user and the one or more displays.
Valve Corporation
04/23/15
20150109522

Imaging apparatus and its control method and program


The imaging apparatus has: a first exposure mode in which an exposure condition is determined based on pixel data generated by photoelectrically converting, by a plurality of pixels, light rays entering through a pupil division unit, a state of vignetting of the photographing optical system is determined based on information about a construction of a photographing optical system, and an exposure condition is determined based on the pixel data selected from the pixel data generated in accordance with the vignetting state; and a second exposure mode in which an exposure condition is determined based on data obtained by adding the generated pixel data with respect to the exit pupil area of the photographing lens.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
04/16/15
20150103306

Virtual or augmented reality headsets having adjustable interpupillary distance


A virtual or augmented reality headset is provided having a frame, a pair of virtual or augmented reality eyepieces, and an interpupillary distance adjustment mechanism. The frame includes opposing arm members, a bridge positioned intermediate the opposing arm members, and one or more linear rails.
Magic Leap, Inc.
04/16/15
20150103210

Image processing device, imaging device, computer readable medium and image processing method


An image processing device includes a generation unit that generates a first display image on the basis of image signals from an imaging element that includes first and second pixel groups at which a subject image is pupil-divided and formed, and a second display image to be used for focus confirmation; a parallax calculation unit that calculates a parallax between pixels of a first image and pixels of a second image; a display unit that displays images; and a display control unit, wherein the generation unit generates the second display image by arranging the first divided image, which is a first image part, and the second divided image, which is the second image excluding regions corresponding to the first divided image, to be shifted by amounts corresponding to the parallax in opposing directions in an intersectional direction intersecting a division direction.. .
Fujifilm Corporation
04/16/15
20150103155

Electronic eyebox


Methods and apparatus for automatically expanding the eyebox of an optical imaging device by tracking the movement of an operator's eye, and automatically repositioning the exit pupil of the optical imaging device to follow the movement of the eye.. .
Raytheon Canada Limited
04/09/15
20150098697

System and mode division multiplexing


A system and method are provided for coupling a plurality of optical signals, such as data signals, between a corresponding plurality of single mode optical fibers (smfs) and a multi-mode optical fiber (mmf), by optically coupling the optical signals of the smfs with respective spaced-apart regions at a facet of the mmf, such that at least some of the regions partially overlap with a plurality of different spatial modes supported by the mmf. The optical coupling is performed by utilizing imaging and beam shaping optics configured to couple each of the smf optical signals and the respective region at the mmf's optical pupil by carrying out the following: (i) imaging the smf optical signal propagating in between the associated smf and the respective region of the mmf to focus the optical signal emanating from the smf onto the respective region or vice versa; and (ii) shaping the optical signal being focused to convert a lateral field distribution thereof, between a first predetermined field distribution corresponding to the smf's spatial mode and a second predetermined field distribution at the respective region..
Yissum Research Development Company Of The Hebrew University Of Jerusalem Ltd.
04/09/15
20150098059

Portable pupil detection device with multiband stimulating light and infrared illumination


The present invention discloses a portable pupil detection device with multiband stimulating light and infrared illumination, which comprises at least one pupil detection module for detecting the variation of the pupil of the testee. Each pupil detection module includes an illuminating light source emitting invisible light beams; a stimulating light source emitting visible light beams; at least one beamsplitter corresponding to the illuminating light source, the stimulating light source and an eye of the testee, cooperating with the illuminating light source and the eye to form a first optical path, and cooperating with the stimulating light source and the eye to form a second optical path; a lens corresponding to the beamsplitter and receiving the invisible light beams sent out by the beamsplitter to form an image of the eye; and an imaging element receiving the image of the eye from the lens..
National Chiao Tung University
04/09/15
20150097925

Apparatus and displaying hologram based on pupil tracking using hybrid camera


Provided are an apparatus and a method for displaying a hologram based on pupil tracking using a hybrid camera, wherein a hologram display apparatus includes a pupil tracker to track a location of a pupil of a user using a depth image and a color image generated by capturing an image of the user, a viewing window controller to control a viewing window of a hologram based on the tracked location of the pupil of the user, and a hologram generator to generate a hologram based on the controlled viewing window.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
04/02/15
20150094993

Design freeform imaging lens


A design method of freeform imaging lens with a wide linear field-of-view (fov) is provided. A initial freeform imaging lens is developed, and the initial freeform imaging lens includes a first lens surface and an entrance pupil spaced from each other, wherein the fov of the system 2ω (±ω) is divided into 2k+1 sampling fields with equal interval Δω between each two adjacent sampling fields.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
04/02/15
20150092173

Illumination optical system, exposure apparatus and device manufacturing method


The illumination optical system for illuminating an illumination target surface with light from a light source is provided with a polarization converting member which converts a polarization state of incident light to form a pupil intensity distribution in a predetermined polarization state on an illumination pupil of the illumination optical system; and a phase modulating member which is arranged in the optical path on the illumination target surface side with respect to the polarization converting member and which transmits light from the pupil intensity distribution so as to convert linearly polarized light thereof polarized in a first direction, into required elliptically polarized light and maintain a polarization state of linearly polarized light polarized in a second direction (x-direction or y-direction) obliquely intersecting with the first direction, in order to reduce influence of retardation caused by a subsequent optical system between the polarization converting member and the illumination target surface.. .
Nikon Corporation
04/02/15
20150092157

Progressive addition lens for a wearer


A progressive addition lens for a wearer, the optical lens having an addition lower by at least 0.5 diopter to the prescribed addition value of the wearer, wherein for a pupil diameter of 4 mm the modulation transfer function is greater or equal to 0.1 when measured for a spatial frequency comprised between 0 and 20 cycles per degree. .
Essilor International (compagine Generale D'optique)
03/26/15
20150088099

Eye drop assist apparatus


An eye drop assist apparatus and method for sequentially administering an ocular medication into a patient's eyes. A bottle or vial containing liquid eye drops is supported in a holder.
03/26/15
20150085296

Photoacoustic microscope


Provided is a photoacoustic microscope, including: an objective lens configured to collect excitation light into a specimen, the excitation light in a wavelength range that is absorbed by an object to be observed; a detection light optical system configured to (i) form an image of a point light source of detection light in a middle portion of a pupil of the objective lens, the detection light having a wavelength that is different from the wavelength range of the excitation light, and (ii) emit the detection light onto the specimen by means of the objective lens; an optical scanning unit configured to deflect the excitation light and the detection light that enter the objective lens, for scanning the specimen; and a light detection unit configured to detect reflected light of the detection light that is reflected by the specimen.. .
Olympus Corporation
03/26/15
20150085291

Compact self-contained holographic and interferometric apparatus


A compact, self-contained holographic and interferometric apparatus and methods for eliminating vibration, including methods for eliminating relative displacement and vibration errors present in object and reference beam paths, are disclosed. The self-contained apparatus (600) includes an illuminated object (302) that scatters light and an objective lens (304) to form an object beam (350).
Asml Holding N.v.
03/26/15
20150084146

Backside illumination image sensor and image-capturing device


A backside illumination image sensor that includes a semiconductor substrate with a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements and a read circuit formed on a front surface side of the semiconductor substrate, and captures an image by outputting, via the read circuit, electrical signals generated as incident light having reached a back surface side of the semiconductor substrate is received at the photoelectric conversion elements includes: a light shielding film formed on a side where incident light enters the photoelectric conversion elements, with an opening formed therein in correspondence to each photoelectric conversion element; and an on-chip lens formed at a position set apart from the light shielding film by a predetermined distance in correspondence to each photoelectric conversion element. The light shielding film and an exit pupil plane of the image forming optical system achieve a conjugate relation to each other with regard to the on-chip lens..
Nikon Corporation
03/26/15
20150082680

Image deflector for gun sights


Optical apparatus in which a beam deflector is used to reposition the sight beam from a reflex sight. In one example, an optical apparatus includes a reflex sight configured to produce a collimated reflex sight beam directed along an optical axis, and a beam deflector coupled to an output of the reflex sight and configured to deflect the reflex sight beam by a selected angle of deflection relative to the optical axis to reposition an eyebox of the reflex sight off-axis with respect to the optical axis and remote from the reflex sight.
Raytheon Canada Limited
03/19/15
20150081015

Intraocular lens


An intraocular lens to be fixed in an eyeball has an optical pupil to provide a pinhole effect at the front center of the lens. The optical pupil is constituted by a limitative pattern that is partly formed in the front peripheral center of the lens to limit part of an optical path..
03/19/15
20150077842

High-resolution scanning microscopy


A microscope and method for high resolution scanning microscopy of a sample, having: an illumination device for the purpose of illuminating the sample, an imaging device for the purpose of scanning at least one point or linear spot across the sample and of imaging the point or linear spot into a diffraction-limited, static single image below a reproduction scale in a detection plane. A detector device for detecting the single image in the detection plane for various scan positions is also provided.
Carl Zeiss Microscopy Gmbh
03/19/15
20150077589

Imaging apparatus, photographic lens unit, and imaging unit


An imaging apparatus includes a photographic optical system, an image sensor, and an image processing unit. The system includes an aberration control element for generating a predetermined aberration.
Kyocera Corporation
03/19/15
20150077329

Eye tracking-based user interface method and apparatus


A method includes matching a pupil center position obtained from image information taken by a camera and a center position of an ui on a display panel of a terminal, and recognizing the match as a touch on the ui when the match between the pupil center position and the center position of the ui is kept for a predetermined time or more.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
03/19/15
20150077313

Retro-reflectivity array for enabling pupil tracking


An optical array system for performing pupil tracking using retro-reflectivity includes: an led array including at least one on-axis led and at least one off-axis led, for illuminating pupils of a user within an active region; a high-speed camera with a gaming motion sensor, for capturing images of the pupils illuminated by the led array; and a processor, coupled to the high-speed camera, for receiving the captured images and performing processing algorithms on them to isolate pupil information and thereby determine pupil presence and location within the active region.. .
Avago Technologies General Ip (singapore) Pte Ltd.
03/12/15
20150073219

Stereoscopic endoscope


A stereoscopic endoscope includes an imaging optical system including a diaphragm which adjusts light intensity and a pupil splitting polarizing element that has a pair of polarizers which are disposed to line up along a splitting line as a boundary; a scope holder in which at least the pupil splitting polarizing element is disposed in an inner portion thereof; and an imaging device on which light is incident via the imaging optical system. Light which is incident on the pupil splitting polarizing element is polarized by the pair of polarizers in order to generate a right eye image and a left eye image, respectively.
Sony Corporation
03/12/15
20150070759

Binoculars


Binoculars including: a pair of lens barrels each having a telescopic optical system; and interconnecting portions interconnecting the pair of lens barrels so as to be relatively rotatable about an axis of an axial member that is parallel to an optical axis of each of the telescopic optical systems, an interpupillary distance being adjusted by relatively rotating the pair of lens barrels about the axial member, the binoculars being characterized in further including: a click position setting mechanism serving to set a click position at a predetermined angle of rotation of the pair of lens barrels, the click position setting mechanism being configured to include a rotating member provided on the axial member so as to rotatable about the axis of the axial member and facing the interconnecting portion in a direction of the axis of the axial member, a protruded portion being provided on any one of the interconnecting portion and the rotating member, and a recessed portion being provided on the other of the interconnecting portion and the rotating member and being capable of engaging with the protruded portion; and a lock/unlock member locking the rotation of the rotating member with respect to the axial member and unlocking the locked rotation thereof.. .
Nikon Vision Co., Ltd.
03/12/15
20150070671

Illumination system of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus


An illumination system of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus comprises a spatial light modulator which is arranged between a light source and a pupil plane. The spatial light modulator includes an array of micromirrors or other light deflecting elements each being capable of individually deflecting impinging projection into various directions.
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh
03/12/15
20150070669

Calculation method, generation method, program, exposure method, and mask fabrication method


A generation method of generating, by a computer, data of a pattern of a mask used for an exposure apparatus including a projection optical system. The method includes dividing an effective light source formed on a pupil plane of the projection optical system into a plurality of point sources; generating a plurality of shifted pupil functions by shifting a pupil function corresponding to each of the plurality of point sources by a shift amount in accordance with a position of each point source; defining a matrix by arranging each of the plurality of shifted pupil functions in each row or each column of the matrix; calculating an eigenvalue and an eigenfunction by performing singular value decomposition of the matrix; calculating a map representing, when elements of a target pattern are inserted on an object plane of the projection optical system, an influence the elements inflict on each other..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
03/05/15
20150062707

Head mounted display


A head-mounted or helmet-mounted display apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes an optical element which in use is disposed in front of the eyes of a user.
Bae Systems Plc
03/05/15
20150062699

Optical unit and imaging apparatus


An optical unit includes a condensing lens which condenses light from an object; a pupil splitting polarization separation element which separately outputs two linearly polarized light beams of which polarizing directions are different from the condensed light using a left eye polarization separation region and a right eye polarization separation region which are formed by having a pupil splitting line which is orthogonal to an optical axis as a border; a polarizing direction conversion element which converts polarizing directions of the two linearly polarized light beams which are output from the pupil splitting polarization separation element; and a rotation driving unit which rotates the pupil splitting polarization separation element and the polarizing direction conversion element in an optical axis rotational direction.. .
Sony Corporation
03/05/15
20150062447

Apparatus and transmitted light illumination for light microscopes and microscope system


The invention relates to an apparatus for transmitted light illumination for light microscopes having changing effective entrance pupil of an objective. The apparatus has a light source for emitting an illuminating light beam, and a holding device for holding a sample to be examined, and at least one diaphragm edge for trimming the illuminating light beam bundle, wherein the diaphragm edge is arranged between the holding device and the light source and extends transversely to an optical axis, wherein a beam path of the illuminating light between the diaphragm edge and a sample held by the holding device is free from beam focussing components.
03/05/15
20150061066

Imaging apparatus


Provided is an imaging apparatus having a plurality of light receiving parts for each one microlens in order for capturing a three-dimensional image, while being capable of obtaining a more natural image when creating a two-dimensional image. The imaging apparatus includes: a microlens array (2) having a plurality of microlenses (20) regularly aligned two-dimensionally; an imaging lens for imaging light from a subject onto the microlens array (2); and a plurality of light receiving parts (22l, 22r) disposed for each of the plurality of microlenses (20).
Olympus Corporation
02/26/15
20150055110

Illumination optical unit for projection lithography


An illumination optical unit for projection lithography illuminates an object field with illumination light. The illumination optical unit has a collector for collecting the emission of a light source for the illumination light.
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh
02/26/15
20150055109

Projection objective for a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus


A projection objective of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus contains a plurality of optical elements arranged in n>−2 successive sections a1 to an of the projection objective which are separated from one another by pupil planes or intermediate image planes. According to the invention, in order to correct a wavefront deformation, at least two optical elements each have an optically active surface locally reprocessed aspherically.
k−j
02/26/15
20150055010

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


An image pickup apparatus includes an imaging optical system, an image pickup element including a plurality of pixels, a lens array configured such that rays from the same position on an object plane are incident on pixels of the image pickup element different from each other depending on a pupil region of the imaging optical system through which the ray passes, an image processing unit configured to perform image processing for the input image acquired by the image pickup element to generate the output images, and a control unit configured to drive the imaging optical system to perform focus control, the image processing unit is configured to acquire information on a refocus control range, and the control unit is configured to perform the focus control based on the information on the refocus control range.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
02/26/15
20150054927

Method of glassless 3d display


Present invention relates to apparatus and methods for glassless 3d display with “unlimited” number of tv viewers and with flexibility for eye positions, the fundament elements of this invention are the introduction of “eye space” and the circuit unit for shutter pupil control on shutter screen. The methods are applied to any 3d display, such as tv's, monitors, smart devices (iphone, ipad, .
02/19/15
20150050907

Collecting external accessory data at a mobile data collection platform that obtains raw observables from an internal chipset


External accessory data is collected at a mobile data collection platform (mdcp) provided by an external accessory of the mdcp. An image that includes a point of interest is captured using an image capturing device integral to the mdcp.
Trimble Navigation Limited
02/19/15
20150049319

Microlithography projection optical system, tool and production


A microlithography projection optical system is disclosed. The system can include a plurality of optical elements arranged to image radiation having a wavelength λ from an object field in an object plane to an image field in an image plane.
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh
02/19/15
20150049004

Eye mounted displays and systems using eye mounted displays


A display device is mounted on and/or inside the eye. The eye mounted display contains multiple sub-displays, each of which projects light to different retinal positions within a portion of the retina corresponding to the sub-display.
02/12/15
20150045059

Performing data collection based on external raw observables using a mobile data collection platform


An image that includes a point of interest is captured using an image capturing device that is an integral part of the mobile data collection platform. Raw observables are obtained from a gnss raw observables provider that is external to and coupled with the mobile data collection platform.
Trimble Navigation Limited
02/12/15
20150045058

Performing data collection based on internal raw observables using a mobile data collection platform


An image that includes a point of interest is captured using an image capturing device that is part of the mobile data collection platform. Raw observables are obtained from a gnss chipset that is internal to the mobile data collection platform.
Trimble Navigation Limited


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