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Date/App# patent app List of recent Refract-related patents
06/16/16
20160172630 
 Optoelectronic component and  producing an optoelectronic component patent thumbnailOptoelectronic component and producing an optoelectronic component
An optoelectronic component includes an organic functional layer, having an active region that emits electromagnetic radiation, and a outcoupling element disposed in the beam path of the electromagnetic radiation emitted. The outcoupling element includes a matrix material and a separated phase disposed therein or a multitude of separated phases different than the matrix material.
Osram Oled Gmbh


06/16/16
20160172626 
 Organic electroluminescent element and illumination device patent thumbnailOrganic electroluminescent element and illumination device
An organic electroluminescent element is provided with a light transmissive substrate, a light transmissive electrode, a counter electrode paired with the light transmissive electrode, a sealing substrate facing the light transmissive substrate, an organic light emitting layer, and a resin structure. The organic light-emitting layer is disposed between the light transmissive electrode and the counter electrode.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160172591 
 Substrate for organic electronic device patent thumbnailSubstrate for organic electronic device
Provided are a substrate for an oed and a use thereof. The substrate may be applied to manufacture a flexible device exhibiting a suitable haze to have an excellent physical property such as transmittance, and also have excellent physical properties such as surface smoothness and refractive index when needed..
Lg Chem, Ltd.


06/16/16
20160172556 
 Light emitting diode with low refractive index material layers to reduce light guiding effects patent thumbnailLight emitting diode with low refractive index material layers to reduce light guiding effects
A light-emitting diode (led) for emitting emitted light having a particular wavelength, said led comprising: (a) at least one n-doped layer; (b) at least one p-doped layer; (c) an active region comprising at least one layer of light-emitting material disposed between said at least one n-doped layer and said at least one p-doped layer, said active region having an average refractive index, calculated by averaging the led's refractive index across the thickness of the active region; and (d) at least one low refractive index layer disposed within said particular wavelength of said active region, said at least one low refractive index layer having a refractive index below said average refractive index and a thickness sufficient to limit light being emitted into a guided mode of said active region to no more than 10% of said emitted light.. .
Soraa, Inc.


06/16/16
20160172531 
 Transparent electroconductive film for solar cell, composition for transparent electroconductive film and multi-junction solar cell patent thumbnailTransparent electroconductive film for solar cell, composition for transparent electroconductive film and multi-junction solar cell
An object of the present invention is to provide a transparent electroconductive film, which in addition to satisfying each of the requirements of favorable phototransmittance, high electrical conductivity, low refractive index and the like required when using in a multi-junction solar cell, enables running costs to be reduced since the transparent electroconductive film is produced without using a vacuum deposition method. The transparent electroconductive film for a solar cell of the present invention is provided between photoelectric conversion layers of a multi-junction solar cell, a coated film of fine particles formed by coating using a wet coating method is baked, the electroconductive component in the base material that composes the electroconductive film is present within the range of 5 to 95% by weight, and the thickness of the electroconductive film is within the range of 5 to 200 nm..
Mitsubishi Materials Corporation


06/16/16
20160172522 
 Multi-junction solar cell and  manufacturing thereof patent thumbnailMulti-junction solar cell and manufacturing thereof
A multi-junction solar cell is provided and includes: a first solar cell element, having a first band gap and transmitting a part of incident light; a first conductive film, formed on a back surface of the first solar cell element and having light transmissivity and conductivity; a second solar cell element, having a second band gap smaller than the first band gap; a second conductive film, formed on a front surface of the second solar cell element and having light transmissivity and conductivity; and an adhesion layer, joining surfaces of the first and second conductive films, and having light transmissivity and conductivity. When refractive indexes of the first solar cell element, the first conductive film, the second solar cell element, the second conductive film and the adhesion layer are n1, n2, n3, n4 and n5, respectively, relations of n1>n2>n5 and n3>n4>n5 are satisfied..
Nissin Electric Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160172416 
 Variable optical filter and a wavelength-selective sensor based thereon patent thumbnailVariable optical filter and a wavelength-selective sensor based thereon
A variable optical filter is disclosed including a bandpass filter and a blocking filter. The bandpass filter includes a stack of alternating first and second layers, and the blocking filter includes a stack of alternating third and fourth layers.
Viavi Solutions Inc.


06/16/16
20160172401 
 Solid-state imaging device, camera module, and  manufacturing solid-state imaging device patent thumbnailSolid-state imaging device, camera module, and manufacturing solid-state imaging device
Certain embodiments provide a solid-state imaging device including a sensor substrate including a microlens, a transparent resin layer provided so as to be in contact with a main surface of the sensor substrate including a surface of the microlens, and a transparent substrate disposed on a top surface of the transparent resin layer. A thermal conductivity of the transparent resin layer is higher than that of air, and a refractive index of the transparent resin layer is lower than that of the microlens and is equal to or lower than that of the transparent substrate..
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


06/16/16
20160172390 
 Solid-state image sensor and image capturing apparatus using the same patent thumbnailSolid-state image sensor and image capturing apparatus using the same
The present invention provides a solid-state image sensor in which degradation in image quality can be reduced. The solid-state image sensor includes an optical isolation layer between a pupil dividing unit and a plurality of photoelectric conversion units.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


06/16/16
20160172386 
 Copper-alloy barrier layers for metallization in thin-film transistors and flat panel displays patent thumbnailCopper-alloy barrier layers for metallization in thin-film transistors and flat panel displays
In various embodiments, electronic devices such as thin-film transistors incorporate electrodes featuring a conductor layer and, disposed below the conductor layer, a barrier layer comprising an alloy of cu and one or more refractory metal elements selected from the group consisting of ta, nb, mo, w, zr, hf, re, os, ru, rh, ti, v, cr, and ni.. .

06/16/16
20160171653 

A color image acquisition


An imaging system color image acquisition including: an image sensor; a tunable spectral filter arranged in an optical path of light propagation towards the image sensor; and a controller connected to the image sensor and to the tunable spectral filter. The controller is configured and operable for generating a colored image by sequentially operating the tunable spectral filter for sequentially filtering light passing towards the image sensor with three or more different spectral filtering curves during three or more corresponding integration time durations.
Technology Innovation Momentum Fund (israel) Limited Partnership


06/16/16
20160170280 

Reflective display apparatus and front light structure thereof


A reflective display device includes a bi-stable display, a front light module and a plurality of light converging films. The front light module is configured to provide a light to the bi-stable display, and the bi-stable display reflects the light.
E Ink Holdings Inc.


06/16/16
20160170242 

Optical modulator with plasmon based coupling


A device comprising a metal layer on a crystalline silicon substrate, and a waveguide that has a refractive index greater than that of the crystalline silicon, wherein the waveguide is arranged to couple light to a surface plasmon mode at an interface between the silicon substrate and the metal layer when a waveguide mode is phase matched to the surface plasmon mode.. .
University Court Of The University Of St Andrews


06/16/16
20160170238 

Apparatus and differential thermal optical switch control


Embodiments are provided for an apparatus and method for differential thermal optical switch control. The optical switch is operated based on the interferometric principle by modifying the optical phase between waves propagating in waveguides via refractive index change in the waveguides using the thermo-optic effect.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160170237 

Light modulators and optical apparatuses including the same


Provided are examples of light modulators and optical apparatuses that may include the light modulators. A light modulator may include a plasmonic nano-antenna and an element for changing plasmon resonance characteristics of the plasmonic nano-antenna.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160170228 

Variable focal length lens, optical apparatus, and adjustment variable focal length lens


Provided are a variable focal length imaging lens, an optical apparatus having the imaging lens and a method for adjusting the imaging lens, whereby it is possible to achieve satisfactory optical performance and reduce a cost. The imaging lens comprises, in order from an object side, a first lens group g1 having negative refractive power and a second lens group g2 having positive refractive power.
Nikon Corporation


06/16/16
20160170226 

Laser despeckler based on angular diversity


A device for reducing laser speckle using a micro scanner and a holographic diffuser. The micro scanner includes a first transparent optical substrate with an input surface and an output surface and a second transparent optical substrate with an input surface and an output surface and a variable refractive index medium sandwiched between the output surface of the first substrate and the input surface of the second substrate.

06/16/16
20160170222 

Light path adjuster and display device including the same


A display device may include a plurality of display panels, and light path adjusters disposed on upper portions of the plurality of the display panels. The light path adjusters include a lens array configured to transfer different beams emitted from the plurality of display panels to each eye of a user, and a joint removal structure disposed on one side of the light path adjusters corresponding to a connecting joint that connects the plurality of display panels.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160170218 

High efficiency optical combiner for multiple non-coherent light sources


An optical combiner that combines light from a plurality non-coherent light sources and directs it to a single output is described. The non-coherent light sources are arranged within a housing in a linear fashion, with light emitted from at least two of the non-coherent light sources directed towards a focusing lens by reflection from wavelength-selective mirrors, with the focus of the focusing lens directed to an input of an optical waveguide.
Uvlrx Therapeutics, Inc.


06/16/16
20160170189 

Zoom lens, optical apparatus, and manufacturing the zoom lens


A zoom lens comprises, in order from an object side: a first lens group g1 having negative refractive power; a second lens group g2 having positive refractive power; a third lens group g3 having negative refractive power and a fourth lens group g4 having positive refractive power. Upon varying magnification, a distance between the first lens group g1 and the second lens group g2, a distance between the second lens group g2 and the third lens group g3 and a distance between the third lens group g3 and the fourth lens group g4 are varied.
Nikon Corporation


06/16/16
20160170187 

Zoom lens


A zoom lens including a first lens group and a second lens group is provided. The first lens group having a negative refractive power is disposed between an object side and an image side and includes a first lens having a negative refractive power.
r1


06/16/16
20160170186 

Anamorphic objective lens


An anamorphic objective lens comprising, along an optical axis and in order from an object space to an image space: at least a negative (−) spherical first lens group; an anamorphic second lens group and a positive (+) spherical third lens group wherein an aperture stop is located before, after or preferably within the spherical third lens group such that the anamorphic objective lens creates a traditional elliptical bokeh of out of focus objects. Both spherical lens groups contain spherical refractive optical surfaces and the anamorphic lens group contains cylindrical and plano optical surfaces with at least one cylindrical surface oriented at substantially 90 degrees about at least one other cylindrical surface.
Cooke Optics Ltd.


06/16/16
20160170184 

Photographing optical lens assembly, imaging device and mobile terminal


A photographing optical lens assembly comprises, 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 a concave object-side surface in a paraxial region.
Largan Precision Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160170183 

Imaging lens


A compact high-resolution imaging lens which provides a wide field of view of 80 degrees or more and corrects various aberrations properly. Designed for a solid-state image sensor, the imaging lens includes constituent lenses arranged in the following order from an object side to an image side: a first positive (refractive power) lens having a convex object-side surface; a second negative lens having a concave image-side surface; a third positive lens as a double-sided aspheric lens having a convex object-side surface; a fourth positive lens having a convex image-side surface; a fifth lens as a double-sided aspheric lens having a concave image-side surface; and a sixth negative lens having a concave image-side surface.
Kantatsu Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160170182 

Imaging lens and imaging apparatus equipped with the imaging lens


An imaging lens, consisting essentially of six lenses, composed of in order from the object side, a first lens having a positive refractive power with a convex surface on the object side, a second lens having a negative refractive power, a third lens having a convex surface on the object side, a fourth lens having a positive refractive power, a fifth lens having a negative refractive power, and a sixth lens having a negative refractive power, in which predetermined conditional expressions are satisfied.. .
Fujifilm Corporation


06/16/16
20160170181 

Lens module


A lens module includes lenses sequentially arranged from an object-side toward an image plane sensor and comprising refractive power, respectively. A second lens of the lenses has a convex object-side surface and a convex image-side surface.
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160170180 

Lens module


A lens module includes first to seventh lenses each having refractive power and sequentially disposed in numerical order from the first lens to the seventh lens starting from an object side of the lens module, wherein each of the first and second lenses has a meniscus shape and an image-side surface that is convex, and the seventh lens has one or more inflection points on an image-side surface thereof.. .
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160170179 

Imaging optical system


An imaging optical system includes sequentially from an object side a front group configured to include a positive lens disposed at a position nearest a diaphragm; the diaphragm; and a rear group configured to include a negative lens disposed at a position nearest the diaphragm. The imaging optical system satisfies a conditional expression (1) 0.27≦.
θ3/θ2


06/16/16
20160170178 

Optical image capturing system


A five-piece optical lens for capturing image and a five-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 having a convex object-side surface; a second lens with refractive power; a third lens with refractive power; a fourth lens with refractive power; and a fifth lens with negative refractive power; and at least one of the image-side surface and object-side surface of each of the five lens elements are aspheric. The optical lens can increase aperture value and improve the imagining quality for use in compact cameras..
Ability Opto-electronics Technology Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160170177 

Optical image capturing system


A five-piece optical lens for capturing image and a five-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 having an object-side surface which can be convex; a second lens with refractive power; a third lens with refractive power; a fourth lens with refractive power; and a fifth lens which can have negative refractive power, wherein an image-side surface thereof can be concave, and at least one surface of the fifth lens has an inflection point; both surfaces of each of the five lenses 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.


06/16/16
20160170176 

Optical imaging lens assembly, image capturing unit and electronic device


An optical imaging lens assembly 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 positive refractive power has an object-side surface being convex in a paraxial region thereof.
Largan Precision Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160170175 

Optical lens


An optical lens including a first lens group and a second lens group is provided. The first lens group is disposed between a magnified side and a reduced side and has a negative refractive power.
Young Optics Inc.


06/16/16
20160170174 

Image pickup lens


An image pickup lens includes in order from an object side, a front lens unit having a positive refractive power, one focusing lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a rear lens unit having a negative refractive power, wherein at the time of focusing, the focusing lens moves on an optical axis, and a single lens having a positive refractive power is disposed nearest to an object in the rear lens unit.. .
Olympus Corporation


06/16/16
20160170141 

Athermal hybrid optical source


A hybrid optical source that provides an optical signal having a wavelength (or a narrow band of wavelengths) is described. This hybrid optical source includes an optical amplifier (such as a iii-v semiconductor optical amplifier) that is butt-coupled or vertically coupled to a silicon-on-insulator (soi) platform, and which outputs an optical signal.
Oracle International Corporation


06/16/16
20160170138 

Single large mode cladding amplification in active double-clad fibers


The invention is an active double-clad fiber comprising the following four layers: a high refractive index small diameter core; an inner annular clad layer doped with active ions surrounding the core; an outer annular clad layer surrounding the inner clad layer; and an annular low refractive index outer coating layer surrounding the outer clad layer. The structure of the fiber of the invention and the properties of the materials of its layers provides high discrimination against higher modes, thereby maintaining single mode operation in laser systems.
B.g. Negev Technologies And Applications Ltd.


06/16/16
20160170094 

Optical member and manufacturing optical member


An optical member including a base material and an antireflection film on the base material, wherein the antireflection film has a porous layer as the surface, the porous layer contains silicon oxide particles and a binder, the porous layer has a refractive index of 1.19 or more and 1.30 or less, and the surfaces of the silicon oxide particles and the binder have alkylsilyl groups.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


06/16/16
20160170093 

Low-water content acrylate-acrylamide copolymers for ophthalmic devices


Acrylate-acrylamide copolymers are disclosed. They are rigid and glassy in dry state at room temperature (from about 23° c.
Novartis Ag


06/16/16
20160170092 

Hydrophobic acrylate-acrylamide copolymers for ophthalmic devices


Acrylate-acrylamide copolymers are disclosed. They are rigid and glassy in dry state at room temperature (from about 23° c.
Novartis Ag


06/16/16
20160169788 

Emulsion


Wherein said aqueous phase comprises at least one analyte, said oil phase comprises a fluorous oil and a refractive index modifying compound comprising at least one aromatic ring, and the refractive index of said aqueous phase and the refractive index of said oil phase are substantially matched.. .

06/16/16
20160169559 

Device for collecting solar energy


A device for gaining solar energy comprises a integral unit with a casing (10 . .
Suncycle B.v.


06/16/16
20160169552 

Fully-wetted, refractory-free tubeless fluid heating system with negligible thermal expansion stress


A fluid heating system including: a pressure vessel shell including: a first inlet and first outlet; a tubeless heat exchanger core disposed entirely in the pressure vessel shell, the tubeless heat exchanger core including a second inlet and a second outlet; an outlet member, which penetrates the pressure vessel shell and which connects the second outlet of the tubeless heat exchanger core and an outside of the pressure vessel shell; and a conduit having a first end connected to the second inlet of the tubeless heat exchanger core and a second end disposed on the outside of the pressure vessel shell.. .
Fulton Group N.a., Inc.


06/16/16
20160168687 

Particle reduction in a deposition chamber using thermal expansion coefficient compatible coating


Methods and apparatus for reducing particles generated in a process carried out in a process chamber are provided herein. In some embodiments, a method of reducing particles generated by a process of depositing a refractory metal on a substrate in a process chamber includes: forming a coating atop an inner surface of the process chamber prior to carrying out the process, wherein the coating has a thermal expansion coefficient that is within 20% of a thermal expansion coefficient of the refractory metal deposited during the process.
Applied Materials, Inc.


06/16/16
20160168462 

Nematic liquid crystal composition and liquid crystal display device including the same


The present invention relates to nematic liquid crystal compositions having a negative dielectric anisotropy (Δ∈) and useful as liquid crystal display materials and to liquid crystal display devices including such liquid crystal compositions. The present invention provides a liquid crystal composition with sufficiently low viscosity (η), sufficiently low rotational viscosity (γ1), high elastic constant (k33), and a dielectric anisotropy (Δ∈) large in absolute value without decreasing the refractive index anisotropy (Δn) or nematic-isotropic liquid phase transition temperature (tni) thereof.
Dic Corporation


06/16/16
20160168353 

Interlayers having enhanced optical properties


A tapered interlayer comprising at least one polymer layer and a having tapered zone with an overall wedge angle of not more than 0.85 mrad is provided. The refractive index of the polymer layer is 1.480 or higher.
Solutia Inc.


06/16/16
20160167165 

Method and arrangement for forming a structuring on surfaces of components by means of a laser beam


The invention relates to a method for forming a structuring at surfaces of components using a laser beam. In the invention, a laser beam is directed onto a diffractive optical element.
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.


06/16/16
20160167124 

Fireproof ceramic impact pad


The invention relates to a fireproof (refractory) ceramic impact pad (also called impact pot, german: pralltopf), which is typically installed along the bottom of a vessel treating metallurgical melts at an area where the metal melt, poured into the vessel, normally hits the vessel bottom. Insofar the impact pot has the task to protect the refractory bottom of the metallurgical vessel (to reduce its wear) and/or to distribute the metal melt within the vessel..
Refractory Intellectual Property Gmbh & Co., Kg


06/16/16
20160167122 

Die casting system and method


A die casting system includes a die having a plurality of die elements that define a die cavity. A charge of material is received in the die cavity.
United Technologies Corporation


06/16/16
20160167119 

Distribution device


A distribution device for use with a vertical casting system includes a body made of a refractory material, which includes a base and a peripheral wall. The base and the peripheral wall enclose a trough for containing and distributing liquid metal.
Pyrotek Engineering Materials Limited


06/16/16
20160166668 

Composition and vaccine for treating prostate cancer


The present invention relates to a composition comprising at least one mrna encoding a combination of antigens capable of eliciting an (adaptive) immune response in a mammal, wherein the antigens are selected from the group consisting of psa (prostate-specific antigen), psma (prostate-specific membrane antigen), psca (prostate stem cell antigen), steap (six transmembrane epithelial antigen of the prostate), muc1 (mucin 1) and pap (prostatic acid phosphatase). The invention furthermore relates to a vaccine comprising at least one mrna encoding such a combination of antigens and to the use of said composition (for the preparation of a vaccine) and/or of the vaccine for eliciting an (adaptive) immune response for the treatment of prostate cancer (pca), preferably of prostate adenocarcinoma, locally limited, locally advanced, metastatic, castration-resistant (hormone-refractory), metastatic castration-resistant and non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancers, and diseases or disorders related thereto.
Curevac Ag


06/16/16
20160166579 

Combination methods for treating cancers


Or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; in combination with a vinca-alkaloid, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. The subject may be very high risk or high risk for the cancer and may not respond to either agent administered as a sole therapy.

06/16/16
20160166435 

Adhesive mountable stack of removable layers


An eye protector includes a lens configured to protect the wearer from projectiles, and an optically clear stack attached to the lens. The stack can have one or more removable layers.
Racing Optics, Inc.


06/16/16
20160166244 

Surgical rib retractor and methods thereof


A surgical rib refractor is disclosed. The surgical rib retractor includes a housing having at least one cam surface.
Lsi Solutions, Inc.


06/09/16
20160165109 

Case for mobile communications device


A case attachable to a mobile communications device such as a smart phone operatively equipped with a camera can accommodate an optical refractor. The optical refractor can be adapted to change the direction of light rays passing through it.

06/09/16
20160165105 

Hyperchromatic lens for recording time-resolved phenomena


A method and apparatus for the capture of a high number of quasi-continuous effective frames of 2-d data from an event at very short time scales (from less than 10−12 to more than 10−8 seconds) is disclosed which allows for short recording windows and effective number of frames. Active illumination, from a chirped laser pulse directed to the event creates a reflection where wavelength is dependent upon time and spatial position is utilized to encode temporal phenomena onto wavelength.
National Security Technologies, Llc


06/09/16
20160164049 

Organic light-emitting diode (oled) display and manufacturing the same


An organic light-emitting diode (oled) display and method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. In one aspect, the oled display includes a substrate which includes non-emission regions and emission regions, a first electrode which is formed on each of the emission regions of the substrate, an organic light-emitting layer which is formed on the first electrode, a second electrode which is formed on the organic light-emitting layer and the substrate and a passivation layer which is formed on the second electrode.
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160164040 

Organic light emitting element, organic light emitting display panel, and organic light emitting display apparatus


Each of blue light emitting elements includes: a photoanode; a translucent cathode; an organic light emitting layer between the photoanode and the translucent cathode; a first functional layer between the organic light emitting layer and the photoanode; and a second functional layer between the organic light emitting layer and the translucent cathode, and has a resonator structure. The first functional layer has an optical film thickness of 48-62 nm.
Joled Inc.


06/09/16
20160164013 

Substrate for organic electronic device and manufacturing the same


Provided are a substrate for an oed, a method of manufacturing the same, and a use thereof. The substrate includes a flexible base film and an inorganic material layer, and the inorganic material layer includes a multilayer structure of at least two thin layers.
Lg Chem, Ltd.


06/09/16
20160163937 

Semiconductor light emitting element and manufacturing the same


The semiconductor light emitting element is a semiconductor light emitting element comprising a semiconductor layer including a light emitting layer, wherein a surface of the semiconductor light emitting element includes a light extraction surface. At least one of the light extraction surface and an interface between two layers having different refractive indexes in the semiconductor light emitting element is provided with a periodic recessed and projecting structure having a period that exceeds 0.5 times as great as a wavelength of light emitted from the light emitting layer, and a minute recessed and projecting structure located on a surface of the periodic recessed and projecting structure and having an average diameter that is not more than 0.5 times as great as the wavelength of the light..
Tokuyama Corporation


06/09/16
20160163925 

Semiconductor light-emitting device and manufacturing the same


A semiconductor light-emitting device includes a light-emitting structure including a first conductivity-type semiconductor layer, an active layer, and a second conductivity-type semiconductor layer, microstructures regularly arranged on the first conductivity-type semiconductor layer around the light-emitting structure, and a gradient refractive layer on at least a portion of the microstructures, the gradient refractive layer having a lower refractive index than the first conductivity-type semiconductor layer.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160163551 

Methods of forming metal silicide regions on semiconductor devices using an organic chelating material during a metal etch process


A method includes forming a refractory metal alloy layer above a silicon-containing material, performing a first heating process to form a metal silicide region in at least a portion of the silicon-containing material using the refractory metal alloy layer, and removing at least a first portion of an unreacted portion of the refractory metal alloy layer using a first solution comprising a solvent and an organic chelator.. .
Globalfoundries Inc.


06/09/16
20160163427 

Methods and systems for preparing superconductors for reaction and integration


A method and system for manufacturing a superconducting material is described. In one embodiment, a layer of refractory cushion is placed over a spool.
Luvata Waterbury, Inc.


06/09/16
20160163271 

Display device


A display device includes a light modulation layer having predetermined refractive index anisotropy and including plural light modulation areas which differ in responsiveness to an electric field generated by electrodes, a polarization layer which is disposed on the front side of the light modulation layer, on which side external light enters, which shuts out light other than light having a predetermined polarization direction, a reflection layer disposed on the back side of the light modulation layer, and a phase retardation layer which is disposed between the polarization and light modulation layers, which creates a predetermined phase difference between incident light entering through the polarization layer and reflected light from the reflection layer, and which polarizes the reflected light in a direction different from the predetermined polarization direction. The light modulation layer transmits the reflected light when no electric field is generated and scatters it otherwise..
Japan Display Inc.


06/09/16
20160163077 

Refractometer


The present invention aims to provide a refractometer that can satisfactorily observe an actual state of measurement light during a measurement with low cost. A graph 311 showing detection intensity of measurement light detected by a detector and a captured image 312 by a camera are displayed on one display screen 301 in real time.
Shimadzu Corporation


06/09/16
20160162060 

Touch window


Disclosed is a touch window including a cover substrate, a first intermediate layer on the cover substrate, an electrode layer on the first intermediate layer, and a second intermediate layer provided on the first intermediate layer. The first intermediate layer has a refractive index different from a refractive index of the second intermediate layer..
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160161837 

Reflective mask blank, manufacturing reflective mask blank, reflective mask and manufacturing semiconductor device


Provided is a reflective mask blank capable of facilitating the discovery of contaminants, scratches and other critical defects by inhibiting the detection of pseudo defects attributable to surface roughness of a substrate or film in a defect inspection using a highly sensitive defect inspection apparatus. The reflective mask blank has a mask blank multilayer film comprising a multilayer reflective film, obtained by alternately laminating a high refractive index layer and a low refractive index layer, and an absorber film on a main surface of a mask blank substrate, wherein the root mean square roughness (rms), obtained by measuring a 3 μm×3 μm region on the surface of the reflective mask blank on which the mask blank multilayer film is formed with an atomic force microscope, is not more than 0.5 nm and the power spectrum density at a spatial frequency of 1 μm−1 to 10 μm−1 is not more than 50 nm4..
Hoya Corporation


06/09/16
20160161824 

Ring resonator comprising optical filtering device


A tuning element (6) able to modify locally the refractive index in the coupling zone (11) of said multimode waveguide (9) in order to vary a coupling coefficient between the coupler (3) and the ring resonator (2).. .

06/09/16
20160161823 

Stereoscopic image display device


A stereoscopic image display device includes a display panel for displaying an image; a liquid crystal lens layer positioned under the display panel that refracts light like a lenticular lens depending on application of power, the liquid crystal lens layer including a plurality of nano polymer-dispersed liquid crystals (pdlc); a barrier layer integrally formed under the liquid crystal lens layer that has a light transmitting position and width that change depending on a power applying position, the barrier layer including a plurality of reflective pdlcs; and a backlight unit (blu) positioned under the barrier layer that is configured to provide light to the display panel.. .
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160161822 

Smart glass using guided self-assembled photonic crystal


A smart glass uses a guided self-assembled photonic crystal, including a photonic crystal layer that is interposed between a pair of conductive glass plates. The smart glass includes a first material and a second material having a different refractive index from the first material and surrounding the first material.
Industry Acadmy Cooperation Foundation Of Sejong University


06/09/16
20160161807 

Double-layer electrode for electro-optic liquid crystal lens


Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a system, machine, apparatus, device, manufacture, circuit, composition of matter, and/or user interface adapted for and/or resulting from, and/or a process, method, and/or machine-readable medium comprising machine-implementable instructions for, activities that can comprise and/or relate to, generating a gradient in an index of refraction of a material.. .
Kent State University


06/09/16
20160161764 

Lenses, devices, refractive error


The present disclosure is directed to lenses, devices, methods and/or systems for addressing refractive error. Certain embodiments are directed to changing or controlling the wavefront of the light entering a human eye.
Brien Holden Vision Institute


06/09/16
20160161761 

Method for manufacturing at least one ophthalmic lens


The invention relates to a method for manufacturing an ophthalmic lens having at least one optical function, comprising the step (200) of providing a starting optical system of the lens, having a basic optical function and the step (500) of additively manufacturing an additional optical element of the lens, by deposition of multiple predetermined bulking components made of at least one material having a predetermined refractive index, directly onto the front surface and/or the rear surface of the starting optical system; wherein the additive manufacturing step comprises the step of determining a manufacturing guideline for the additional optical element on the basis of the characteristics of said at least one optical function to be provided to the lens, the characteristics of said at least one basic optical function, the geometric characteristics of the starting optical system, and the predetermined refractive index of the material.. .
Essilor International (compagnie Generale D'optique)


06/09/16
20160161751 

Refractive beam shaper


A refractive beam shaper that includes multiple meniscus lenses arranged along their optical axes. Each meniscus lens has a concavely curved surface for entry or exit of a light beam and a convexly curved surface for exit or entry of the light beam.
Asphericon Gmbh


06/09/16
20160161732 

Image-acquisition device


An image-acquisition device is consists of a single objective optical system; an image-acquisition element that acquires an image of an optical image of an object formed by the objective optical system; an optical component that can be inserted into and removed from the optical axis of the objective optical system, at an intermediate position on the optical axis; and a moving mechanism that moves the optical component between a position on the optical axis of the objective optical system and a position off the optical axis. The optical component has a deflecting surface for deflecting the optical axis of the objective optical system and a refracting surface having power..
Olympus Corporation


06/09/16
20160161725 

Zoom lenses and image pickup apparatus including the zoom lenses


A zoom lens include, from an object side, a first magnification-varying group, an aperture stop and a second magnification-varying group, the first magnification-varying group including: a positive first lens unit configured not to move for zooming; a negative second lens unit configured to move during zooming; and one or more magnification-varying lens units configured to move during zooming, the magnification-varying lens units having a positive combined refractive power, the second magnification-varying group including: a negative first sub lens unit configured not to move for zooming; a negative second sub lens unit configured to move during zooming; and a positive third sub lens unit, the second magnification-varying group moving the second sub lens unit to the image side to displace a focal length range of the entire system toward a long focal length side.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


06/09/16
20160161724 

Zoom lens, optical device, and manufacturing the zoom lens


A zoom lens includes, in order from the object side: a first lens group (g1) having positive refractive power, a second lens group (g2) having negative refractive power, a third lens group (g3) having positive refractive power, and a fourth lens group (g4) having positive refractive power. Upon zooming from the wide angle end state to the telephoto end state, the interval between each lens group changes and the fourth lens group (g4) moves to the image side after having once moved to the object side.
Nikon Corporation


06/09/16
20160161723 

Photographing lens system


Provided is a photographing lens system that is cheap and has a small size. The photographing lens system includes a first lens having a positive refractive power; a second lens having a negative refractive power, and including an object side surface that is plane, and an image side surface concave toward an image side; a third lens having a positive refractive power; a fourth lens having a negative refractive power; and a fifth lens having a negative refractive power, and including an image side surface that includes at least one inflection point..
Kolen Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160161721 

Lens assembly


An image capturing lens assembly includes a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens, a fifth lens and a sixth lens, all of which are arranged in an order from an object side to an image side thereof. The first lens is with refractive power.
Ao Ether Corporation


06/09/16
20160161720 

Lens module


A lens module, including a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens comprising a concave object-side surface and a concave image-side surface, and a fifth lens including a negative refractive power and an inflection point formed on an image-side surface thereof. The first to fifth lenses are sequentially disposed from an object side to an image side..
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160161719 

Optical system


An optical system includes: a first lens having negative refractive power; a second lens; a third lens; a fourth lens; a fifth lens; a sixth lens; and an image sensor configured to convert an image of a subject incident through the first to sixth lenses into electrical signals, wherein the first to sixth lenses are sequentially disposed from an object side of the optical system, and wherein ttl/(imgh*2)≦0.75 is satisfied, with ttl being a distance from an object-side surface of the first lens to an image plane of the image sensor and imgh being half of a diagonal length of the image plane of the image sensor.. .
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160161717 

Lens module


A lens module includes a first lens having negative refractive power, an object-side surface thereof being convex and an image-side surface thereof being concave; a second lens having an object-side surface that is convex; a third lens having an object-side surface that is concave and an image-side surface that is convex; a fourth lens having an object-side surface that is concave; a fifth lens having an object-side surface that is concave and an image-side surface that is convex; and a sixth lens having an object-side surface is convex and having one or more inflection points on an image-side surface thereof. The first to sixth lenses are sequentially disposed in numerical order from the first lens to the sixth lens from an object side of the lens module toward an image side of the lens module..
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160161716 

Lens module


A lens module includes: a first lens having negative refractive power; a second lens having positive refractive power; a third lens having negative refractive power; a fourth lens having negative refractive power; a fifth lens of which an object-side surface is concave; and a sixth lens having one or more inflection points on an image-side surface thereof, wherein the first to sixth lenses are sequentially disposed from an object side of the lens module to an image side of the lens module.. .
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160161715 

Photographing lens system


Provided is a photographing lens system that is cheap and has a small size. The photographing lens system includes a first lens having a positive refractive power, and including an object side surface that is convex toward the object side and an image side surface that is planar; a second lens having a negative refractive power, and including an object side surface that is convex toward the object side, and an image side surface that is plane; a third lens having a positive refractive power; a fourth lens having a negative refractive power; and a fifth lens having a negative refractive power, and including an image side surface that includes at least one inflection point..
Kolen Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160161714 

Photographic lens optical system


Provided is a photographic lens optical system having low manufacturing costs and high performance. A lens optical system includes: first through fifth lenses, which are sequentially arranged along a light proceeding path between an object and an image sensor where an image of the object is formed; and an aperture provided between the object and the image sensor, wherein the first lens has positive refractive power, the second lens has negative refractive power and a flat incident surface, the third lens has positive refractive power and is convex towards the image sensor, the fourth lens has negative refractive power and is a meniscus lens convex towards the image sensor, the fifth lens has negative refractive power, wherein at least one of an incident surface and an emitting surface of the fifth lens is aspheric..
Kolen Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160161713 

Photographing optical lens assembly, image capturing unit and electronic device


A photographing optical lens assembly 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, a fifth lens element and a sixth lens element. The first lens element with positive refractive power has an object-side surface being convex in a paraxial region thereof.
Largan Precision Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160161711 

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 imagining quality for use in compact cameras..
Ability Opto-electronics Technology Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160161710 

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.


06/09/16
20160161709 

Image capturing optical lens assembly, image capturing device and electronic device


This disclosure provides an image capturing optical lens assembly including, in order from an object side to an image side: a first lens element with refractive power having an object-side surface being convex in a paraxial region thereof; a second lens element having positive refractive power; a third lens element with refractive power having an image-side surface being concave in a paraxial region thereof; a fourth lens element with refractive power having an image-side surface being concave in a paraxial region thereof, wherein both surfaces thereof being aspheric; a fifth lens element with refractive power having an object-side surface being concave in a paraxial region thereof; and a sixth lens element with refractive power having an image-side surface being concave in a paraxial region thereof, wherein both surfaces thereof being aspheric, and the image-side surface having at least one convex shape in an off-axis region thereof.. .
Largan Precision Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160161707 

Optical image capturing system


The invention discloses a four-piece optical lens for capturing image and a four-piece optical module 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; a second lens with refractive power; a third lens with refractive power; and a fourth lens with refractive power; and wherein at least one of the image-side surface and object-side surface of each of the four lens elements is aspheric whereby the optical lens can increase aperture value and improve the imagining quality for use in compact cameras..
Ability Opto-electronics Technology Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160161706 

Optical lens system


An optical lens system includes a first lens element of negative refractive power having a meniscus shape, a second lens element of positive refractive power having a convex image-side surface and disposed adjacent to the first lens element, a third lens element of positive refractive power having at least one aspheric surface and disposed adjacent to the second lens element, and a fourth lens element of negative refractive power having at least one aspheric surface and disposed adjacent to the third lens element.. .
Young Optics Inc.


06/09/16
20160161661 

Display device and backlight unit included therein


A display device includes a display panel, a backlight unit outputting light to the display panel, and an optical member refracting or reflecting the light output from the backlight unit and providing the display panel with the light. The backlight unit includes a light source emitting the light, a light guide plate scattering the light emitted from the light source and irradiating the scattered light to a front surface of the backlight unit, a reflective sheet reflecting the light, which is irradiated to a rear surface of the light guide plate, to the light guide plate, a quantum dot sheet for converting the light, which is irradiated to the front surface of the light guide plate, into a white light, and a light-converting material provided on an edge portion of the reflective sheet to convert the light into the white light..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160161421 

Assembly for analyzing a light pattern caused by refraction and reflection at a precious stone


The invention relates to an assembly (1) for analyzing a light pattern (3) caused by refraction and reflection at a precious stone (2), comprising a light source (4) for illuminating the precious stone (2), a retaining device (5) for retaining the precious stone (2), an in particular flat diffusing screen (6) for imaging the light pattern (3), and a camera (7) for recording the light pattern (3) imaged on the diffusing screen (6), wherein the assembly (1) comprises a semi-transmitting optical element (8) for deflecting, in the direction of the precious stone (2), the light (9) emitted by the light source (4) and for transmitting the light (10) refracted and reflected at the precious stone (2).. .
D. Swarovski Kg


06/09/16
20160161406 

Cartridge for analyzing specimen by means of local surface plasmon resonance and method using same


Present invention describes a cartridge for analyzing target analytes in biological compound, low molecular weight compound, or other samples and an analysis method using the cartridge. In more detail, the present invention describes a fabrication method of a cartridge to measure, based on localized surface plasmon resonance (lspr) phenomenon, changes in absorbance values or maximum absorption wavelength values, which are caused by changes in effective refractive index due to the reactivity difference between biological compounds or low molecular weight compounds on the metal nanoparticle immobilized surface, and a sample analysis method..
Plexense, Inc.


06/09/16
20160161403 

Refractive index distribution measuring method, refractive index distribution measuring apparatus, and optical element manufacturing method


A test unit is formed by sandwiching a test lens by a first reference lens whose shape and refractive index are known, a second reference lens whose shape and refractive index are known, and a medium. A wavefront of light transmitted through the test unit is measured, and, by using the shape and the refractive index of the first reference lens, the shape and refractive index of the second reference lens, and the measured wavefront of the test unit, the refractive index distribution of the test lens is calculated..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


06/09/16
20160161218 

Multi-target optical designator


A device and method for selectively illuminating and designating multiple targets in the air or on the ground simultaneously. The device comprises a light source, a switching array and a ball lens.
The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.


06/09/16
20160161186 

Molten metal leakage confinement and thermal optimization in vessels used for containing molten metals


A vessel used for containing molten metal, e.g. A trough section for conveying molten metal from one location to another.
Novelis Inc.


06/09/16
20160161178 

Organic electroluminescent device and refrigerator


The present invention relates to an organic electroluminescent device comprising a substrate, an organic electroluminescent element, and a photocatalyst layer, wherein the organic electroluminescent element includes: a first conductive layer provided on the substrate; an organic electroluminescent layer provided on the first conductive layer; and a second conductive layer provided on the organic electroluminescent layer, wherein the photocatalyst layer covers all or part of a light-emitting region of the organic electroluminescent element, and contains a photocatalyst and a co-catalyst, and wherein an absolute value of the difference (. .
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