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Date/App# patent app List of recent Refract-related patents
02/04/16
20160037608 
 Display device and electronic device patent thumbnailnew patent Display device and electronic device
A display device that can display an image along a curved surface is provided. In the display device, a first display panel and a second display panel overlap each other with a light-transmitting layer provided therebetween.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037090 
 Finder system and optical apparatus using the same patent thumbnailnew patent Finder system and optical apparatus using the same
Provided is a finder system, including: an observation optical system configured to convert a subject image formed on a predetermined surface into an erect image via an erect image forming member, and cause the erect image to be transmitted through a first optical surface that is inclined with respect to an optical axis, thereby observing the erect image via an eyepiece lens; and a display optical system configured to cause an image indicating display information of a display member to be reflected on the first optical surface, thereby observing the image via the eyepiece lens in the same field of view as the subject image. The display optical system includes an optical member including at least two reflection surfaces and a lens unit having a positive refractive power, along an optical path between the display member and the eyepiece lens in the stated order..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


02/04/16
20160036199 
 Method to determine operating conditions of wavelength tunable laser diode and to control optical transmitter providing wavelength tunable laser diode patent thumbnailnew patent Method to determine operating conditions of wavelength tunable laser diode and to control optical transmitter providing wavelength tunable laser diode
A method to control a wavelength tunable laser diode (tunable ld) is disclosed. The tunable ld includes a sg-dfb region and a csg-dbr region to tune the emission wavelength thereof.
Sumitomo Electric Industries,ltd.


02/04/16
20160036006 
 Organic light-emitting module patent thumbnailnew patent Organic light-emitting module
An organic light-emitting module including a light-transmissive substrate, a light extracting structure, a first electrode, an organic light-emitting stack, a second electrode, and a transparent carrying board is provided. The light-transmissive substrate has an index of refraction greater than 1.5 and has a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface.
Industrial Technology Research Institute


02/04/16
20160035955 
 System and  using pre-equilibrium ballistic charge carrier refraction patent thumbnailnew patent System and using pre-equilibrium ballistic charge carrier refraction
A method and system for using a method of pre-equilibrium ballistic charge carrier refraction comprises fabricating one or more solid-state electric generators. The solid-state electric generators include one or more of a chemically energized solid-state electric generator and a thermionic solid-state electric generator.
Neokismet, Llc


02/04/16
20160035941 
 High index dielectric film to increase extraction efficiency of nanowire leds patent thumbnailnew patent High index dielectric film to increase extraction efficiency of nanowire leds
Various embodiments include semiconductor devices, such as nanowire leds, that include a plurality of first conductivity type semiconductor nanowire cores located over a support, a plurality of second conductivity type semiconductor shells extending over and around the respective nanowire cores, and a layer of a high index of refraction material over at least a portion of a surface of at least one of the nanowire cores and the shells, wherein the high index of refraction material has an index of refraction that is between about 1.4 and about 4.5. Light extraction efficiency may be improved..
Glo Ab


02/04/16
20160035796 
 Light-emitting element and display device patent thumbnailnew patent Light-emitting element and display device
There has been a problem that difference in refractive index between an opposite substrate or a moisture barrier layer provided thereover, and air is maintained large, and light extraction efficiency is low. Further, there has been a problem that peeling or cracking due to the moisture barrier layer is easily generated, which leads to deteriorate the reliability and lifetime of a light-emitting element.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035681 
 Semiconductor device structures inlcuding a distributed bragg reflector patent thumbnailnew patent Semiconductor device structures inlcuding a distributed bragg reflector
A method of forming a semiconductor device structure comprises forming at least one reflective structure comprising at least two dielectric materials having different refractive indices over at least one radiation-sensitive structure, the at least one reflective structure configured to substantially reflect therefrom radiation within a predetermined wavelength range and to substantially transmit therethrough radiation within a different predetermined wavelength range. Additional methods of forming a semiconductor device structure are described.
Micron Technology, Inc.


02/04/16
20160034109 
 Display  operating the same patent thumbnailnew patent Display operating the same
Disclosed herein is a display apparatus including a curved display module having a curved surface bent in a y-axis direction, a surface overlay disposed on the front surface of the curved display module and having a refractive index differing from an air layer, at least one ir emitter arranged on the upper long side or the lower long side of the surface overlay and emitting ir light, and at least one first ir receiver arranged on the long side opposite the at least one first ir emitter and receiving the ir light emitted by the at least one ir emitter. The curved display apparatus may more accurately and effectively recognize touch input and thus, user convenience may be improved..
Lg Electronics Inc.


02/04/16
20160033857 
 Mask for photolithography,  manufacturing the same and  manufacturing substrate using the same patent thumbnailnew patent Mask for photolithography, manufacturing the same and manufacturing substrate using the same
A mask for photolithography includes: a transparent substrate; a phase shift pattern on the transparent substrate and configured to change a phase of light; a dielectric layer on the transparent substrate; and a negative refractive-index meta material layer on the dielectric layer.. .
Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation, Yonsei University


02/04/16
20160033829 
new patent

Liquid crystal display device


There is provided a high-definition liquid crystal display device that can prevent flicker due to a reduction in the pixel potential in a low-frequency drive of about 10 hz to reduce power consumption. The pixel has a tft formed of poly-si as a switching element.
Japan Display Inc.


02/04/16
20160033794 
new patent

Optical phased array using guided resonance with backside reflectors


Methods and systems for controlling the phase of electromagnetic waves are disclosed. A device can consist of a guided resonance grating layer, a spacer, and a reflector.
California Institute Of Technology


02/04/16
20160033793 
new patent

Transparent lens microphone


A transparent lens microphone comprises (a) a refractive eyeglass lens; (b) a sound sensitive coating on an outer surface of the refractive lens; and (c) electrical contacts connected to the sound sensitive coating so as to provide an electrical analog signal representative of an acoustic signal striking the outer surface of the transparent lens microphone.. .
Acoustic Vision, Llc


02/04/16
20160033775 
new patent

Laser system


A laser system comprising a laser configured to emit a laser beam wherein the laser beam is linearly polarised in a polarisation plane and an optical assembly comprising a partial reflector having a refractive index and comprising a partially reflective surface. The partially reflective surface is arranged to receive the laser beam at an angle of incidence which lies in a plane of incidence and reflect a portion of the laser beam such that the reflected portion is output from the optical assembly.
Laser Quantum Ltd


02/04/16
20160033749 
new patent

Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus using the same


A zoom lens comprising in order from an object side, a first lens unit having a negative refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, a lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a rearmost lens unit having a negative refractive power, and the rearmost lens unit is positioned nearest to an image in the plurality of lens units, and at the time of zooming, distances between the lens units in the plurality of lens units change. Moreover, an image pickup apparatus includes the zoom lens, and an image pickup element having an image pickup surface..
Olympus Corporation


02/04/16
20160033748 
new patent

Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus including the same


A zoom lens includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having positive refractive power, a second lens unit having negative refractive power, a third lens unit having positive refractive power, and a rear lens group including a lens unit having negative refractive power arranged along an optical axis thereof. A focal length fw of the zoom lens at a wide-angle end, a focal length ft of the zoom lens at a telephoto end, an amount of movement m1 of the first lens unit on the optical axis in zooming from the wide-angle end to the telephoto end, and a focal length frn of a lens unit lrn that is a lens unit having a shortest focal length among lens units having negative refractive power included in the rear lens group are appropriately set based on predetermined mathematical conditions..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


02/04/16
20160033747 
new patent

Optical image capturing system


An optical image capturing system, from an object side to an image side, comprises 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 has a positive refractive power and may have a convex object-side surface.
Ability Opto-electronics Technology Co.ltd.


02/04/16
20160033746 
new patent

Optical imaging lens and electronic device comprising the same


An optical imaging lens includes: a first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth lens element, the first lens element has an image-side surface with a concave part in a vicinity of its periphery, the second lens element has an object-side surface with a convex part in a vicinity of its periphery, the third lens element has an object-side surface with a convex part in a vicinity of its periphery, the fourth lens element has positive refractive power, the fifth lens element has an image-side surface with a concave part in a vicinity of the optical axis, the sixth lens element has an image-side surface with a concave part in a vicinity of the optical axis, wherein the optical imaging lens set does not include any lens element with refractive power other than said first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth lens elements.. .

02/04/16
20160033745 
new patent

Optical imaging lens and electronic device comprising the same


An optical imaging lens includes: a first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth lens element. The first lens element has an image-side surface with a concave part in a vicinity of its periphery, the second lens element has an image-side surface with a concave part in a vicinity of the optical axis, the third lens element has positive refractive power, the fourth lens element has an object-side surface with a convex part in a vicinity of its periphery, the fifth lens element has an object-side surface with a concave part in a vicinity of the optical axis, the sixth lens element has an image-side surface with a concave part in a vicinity of the optical axis, and the sixth lens element being made of plastic..

02/04/16
20160033744 
new patent

Imaging optical system, image capturing device, and electronic device


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


02/04/16
20160033743 
new patent

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


02/04/16
20160033742 
new patent

Photographing optical lens assembly, image capturing unit and electronic device


A photographing optical lens assembly includes, in order from object side to image side, a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element, a fourth lens element, a fifth lens element, a sixth lens element and a seventh lens element. The first lens element has positive refractive power.
Largan Precision Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160033741 
new patent

Optical image pick-up lens


An optical image pick-up lens includes an aperture, a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens, and a fifth lens in order along an optical axis from an object side toward an image side. The first lens is a positive plastic biconvex lens, the second lens is a negative plastic meniscus lens, the third lens is a positive plastic meniscus lens, the fourth lens is a positive glass meniscus lens, and the fifth lens is a plastic lens.
Calin Technology Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160033740 
new patent

Optical lens system


An optical lens assembly includes a first lens element having a planar object-side surface and a first fitting structure disposed on a peripheral portion of an image-side surface. A second lens element has a second fitting structure disposed on a peripheral portion of an object-side surface.
Genius Electronic Optical Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160033720 
new patent

Polarization-maintaining (pm) double-clad (dc) optical fiber


A double-clad (dc) polarization-maintaining (pm) optical fiber comprises a core, an inner cladding, an outer cladding, and stress rods. The core has a core refractive index (ncore).
Ofs Fitel, Llc


02/04/16
20160033692 
new patent

Composition for light diffusion film, and light diffusion film


A composition for light diffusion film in which the angle of aperture of diffused light in a light diffusion film obtainable therefrom can be expanded effectively, and a light diffusion film obtainable by the composition for light diffusion film are provided. Disclosed is composition for light diffusion film for obtaining a light diffusion film which has a predetermined internal structure within the film and in which plural regions having a relatively high refractive index are bent at an intermediate point along the film thickness direction, the composition for light diffusion film including a predetermined (meth)acrylic acid ester as component (a); a urethane(meth)acrylate as component (b); a photopolymerization initiator as component (c); and an ultraviolet absorber as component (d), wherein the content of the component (a) is adjusted to a value within a predetermined range relative to 100 parts by weight of the component (b), the content of the component (c) is adjusted to a value within a predetermined range relative to the total amount of the component (a) and the component (b), and the content of the component (d) is adjusted to a predetermined value relative to the total amount of the component (a) and the component (b)..
Lintec Corporation


02/04/16
20160033690 
new patent

A transparent optical device element


The present invention relates to transparent optical device elements comprising a deformable lens body and to a method for changing the refractive index (ri) of a deformable lens body. The deformable lens body of the invention has an improved mechanical stability, a high refractive index, an optimal degree of stiffness and sheer modulus for use as optical lens..
Polight As


02/04/16
20160033688 
new patent

Double-lens structures and fabrication methods thereof


A double-lens structure and a method for fabricating the same are provided. The double-lens structure includes a first lens structure formed of a color filter layer having a first refractive index and a second lens structure formed of a micro-lens material layer having a second refractive index and disposed on the first lens structure.
Visera Technologies Company Limited


02/04/16
20160033684 
new patent

Optical film, polarizing plate containing same and vertical alignment liquid crystal display device


(in which nx is an in-plane refractive index of a film in a slow axis direction, ny is an in-plane refractive index of a film in a fast axis direction, nz is a refractive index of a film in a thickness direction, and d is a thickness (nm) of a film) are 20 to 130 nm, and 100 to 300 nm, respectively.. .

02/04/16
20160033397 
new patent

Resonant optical transducers for in-situ gas detection


Configurations for in-situ gas detection are provided, and include miniaturized photonic devices, low-optical-loss, guided-wave structures and state-selective adsorption coatings. High quality factor semiconductor resonators have been demonstrated in different configurations, such as micro-disks, micro-rings, micro-toroids, and photonic crystals with the properties of very narrow nir transmission bands and sensitivity up to 10−9 (change in complex refractive index).
Lawrence Livermore National Security, Llc


02/04/16
20160033311 
new patent

Enhanced microfluidic electromagnetic measurements


Techniques for enhanced microfluidic impedance spectroscopy include causing a core fluid to flow into a channel between two sheath flows of one or more sheath fluids different from the core fluid. Flow in the channel is laminar.
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University


02/04/16
20160033210 
new patent

Support for a heat exchanger tube bundle


There is provided a support for supporting a bundle of exchanger tubes that has plurality of tubes and support plates that engage and support the plurality of tubes. The support has a cradle with a plurality of support surfaces spaced along the length of the cradle to support the bundle of exchanger tubes, a carriage that is movably mounted to a track extending along the length of the cradle such that the carriage traverses at least a portion of the cradle as it moves along the track.
Altex Industries Inc.


02/04/16
20160032737 
new patent

Turbine blade tip treatment for industrial gas turbines


A method of preventing transfer of metal of a gas turbine rotor blade having a metal tip to a blade outer air seal coating on a gas turbine case includes forming a coating on the metal tip. The coating comprises a bond coat layer on the metal tip and a ceramic filled metallic layer having a ceramic component in a matrix of a metal mcr, mcral, mcraly or a refractory modified cmcraly where m is nickel, cobalt, iron or mixtures thereof..
United Technologies Corporation


02/04/16
20160032147 
new patent

High gain durable anti-reflective coating


Disclosed herein are polysilsesquioxane-based anti-reflective coating (arc) compositions, methods of preparation, and methods of deposition on a substrate. In one embodiment, the polysilsesquioxane of this disclosure is prepared in a two-step process of acid catalyzed hydrolysis of organoalkoxysilane followed by addition of tetralkoxysilane that generates silicone polymers with >40 mol % silanol based on si-nmr.
Enki Technology, Inc.


02/04/16
20160032135 
new patent

Coated film


According to the present invention, there is provide a coated film capable of exhibiting an excellent adhesion property to a prism resin used in optical applications such as a backlight unit for liquid crystal displays, etc., in particular, a prism resin adaptable for high-brightness prisms, i.e., a high-refractive index prism resin. The coating film of the present invention comprises a polyester film and a coating layer formed on at least one surface of the polyester film which is prepared from a coating solution comprising a (meth)acrylate (a) and at least one crosslinking agent (b) selected from the group consisting of an oxazoline compound, an isocyanate-based compound and a melamine compound..
Mitsubishi Plastics, Inc.


02/04/16
20160032102 
new patent

Thermally stable, high refractive index curable silicone compositions


A curable composition comprises (a) a mercapto-functional siloxane; (b) a siloxane comprising unsaturated functional groups; (c) a photoinitiator; and (d) an antioxidant compound. In one embodiment, the antioxidant is chosen from a hindered phenolic compound.

02/04/16
20160031915 
new patent

High refractive index siloxanes


A polymer material comprising a constraint bicyclic bridged structure such as bicyclo(2,2,1) ring system, most preferably a norbornyl group, pendant to a siloxane backbone. The bridged bicyclic-containing materials can exhibit good refractive index, transparency, gas permeability, and/or other properties making them suitable for use in a variety of applications..
Momentive Performance Material Inc.


02/04/16
20160031002 
new patent

Amorphous steel composites with enhanced strengths, elastic properties and ductilities


Amorphous steel composites with enhanced mechanical properties and related methods for toughening amorphous steel alloys. The composites are formed from monolithic amorphous steel and hard ceramic particulates, which must be embedded in the glass matrix through melting at a temperature above the melting point for the steel but below the melting point for the ceramic.
University Of Virginia Patent Foundation


02/04/16
20160030244 
new patent

System and treating the lens of an eye


A system and apparatus for increasing the amplitude of accommodation and/or changing the refractive power and/or enabling the removal of the clear or cataractous lens material of a natural crystalline lens is provided. Generally, the system comprises a laser, optics for delivering the laser beam and a control system for delivering the laser beam to the lens in a particular pattern.
Lensar, Inc.


02/04/16
20160029885 
new patent

Image refraction system and method


An image refractor, system and method are designed to improve refraction tests by allowing an examinee to compare, by viewing through at least one eye, at least two disparate images of the same acuity target, substantially side-by-side and simultaneously. The image refractor incorporates at least two prisms through which the acuity target is viewed.
Sirsvision, Llc


01/28/16
20160028983 

Solid-state image pickup device and camera module


According to an embodiment, a solid-state image pickup device is provided. The solid-state image pickup device includes a sensor substrate, microlenses, and a flattened layer.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


01/28/16
20160028971 

Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus including the same


The zoom lens according to the present invention includes, in order from an object side to an image side: a first lens unit having a positive refractive power that does not move for zooming; a second lens unit having a negative refractive power that moves during zooming; a third lens unit having a negative refractive power that moves along a locus convex toward the object side during zooming from a wide angle end to a telephoto end; a fourth lens unit having a positive refractive power that moves during zooming; an aperture stop; and a fifth lens unit having a positive refractive power that does not move for zooming, in which the fourth lens unit has a lens surface having an aspherical shape with which the positive refractive power is weakened.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


01/28/16
20160028205 

Fiber-optic laser oscillator


The invention relates to a laser oscillator comprising an amplifying optical fibre (ma) inserted in a resonant cavity so as to act as an active medium, and pumping means (dl, cp) causing a population inversion in said amplifying optical fibre, characterized in that said amplifying optical fibre comprises at least two cores (c1, c2) optically coupled to each other in a common cladding (g), and in that the shapes, sizes, refractive indices and the relative arrangement of said cores are chosen so that super-modes are supported, at least one (smi) of which super-modes has, in an emission spectral band of said laser oscillator, a normal chromatic dispersion.. .
Universite De Rouen


01/28/16
20160027976 

Optoelectronic semiconductor device and producing an optoelectronic semiconductor device


An optoelectronic semiconductor component has at least one semiconductor chip for emitting electromagnetic radiation. The semiconductor chip has at least one side surface and wherein a part of the electromagnetic radiation exits through the side surface during operation of the semiconductor chip.
Osram Opto Semiconductors Gmbh


01/28/16
20160027965 

Light-emitting element


A light-emitting element comprises a light-emitting stack comprising an active layer, a first insulative layer having a first refractive index on the light-emitting stack, a second insulative layer having a second refractive index on the first insulative layer, and a transparent conducting structure having a third refractive index on the second insulative layer, wherein the second refractive index is between the first refractive index and the third refractive index, and the first refractive index is smaller than 1.4.. .
Epistar Corporation


01/28/16
20160027397 

3d image display device


Provided is a 3d image display device, including: a display panel displaying an image; a lens panel positioned on the display panel and has layers formed of different materials, refractive indexes of the layers being varied according to a driving voltage supplied from the outside; and a lens panel driver supplying the driving voltage to the lens panel.. .
Lg Display Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160026278 

Touch panel and manufacturing method thereof


A touch panel including a cover glass; a transparent electrode layer disposed on a portion of the cover glass; a refractive index control layer disposed on the cover glass and the transparent electrode layer; and an adhesive layer disposed on the refractive index control layer. The refractive index control layer may include a single layer having sequentially different refractive indexes from the transparent electrode layer to the adhesive layer..
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160026095 

Lithographic apparatus and device manufacturing method


In an embodiment, a lithographic projection apparatus has an off-axis image field and a concave refractive lens as the final element of the projection system. The concave lens can be cut-away in parts not used optically to prevent bubbles from being trapped under the lens..
Asml Netherlands B.v.


01/28/16
20160026073 

Indoor-outdoor projector


An indoor-outdoor projector has a housing, a slide holder and a projection lens assembly mounted on the housing, and an enhancer and a lighting device mounted in the housing. The enhancer has a mounting seat, a motor mounted on the mounting seat, and a refractive lens attached to a driving shaft of the motor and facing the projection lens assembly.
Gemmy Industries Corporation


01/28/16
20160026067 

Adjustable optical axis control


A device for aligning the optical axis of a camera is disclosed. The optical alignment device comprises a bracket attaching the device to a frame, the frame incorporating a camera system therein, the camera system having an optical axis projecting substantially horizontally from the camera system, a housing comprising a first part fixed to a first side of the bracket; and a second part comprising a prism refracting the optical axis of the camera system based on a power of the prism and a rotation of the prism with respect to the optical axis and a hinge between the first part and the second part, the hinge rotating the second part with respect to the first part..
Designs For Vision, Inc.


01/28/16
20160026022 

Module for liquid crystal display apparatus and liquid crystal display apparatus comprising the same


An lcd module includes an lcd panel, and a polarizing plate formed on each of the upper and lower surfaces of the lcd panel. The polarizing plate includes a polarizer and a polyester film formed on at least one surface of the polarizer.
Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160025988 

Liquid crystal lens, fabrication method thereof and display device


A liquid crystal lens, a fabrication method thereof and a display device are provided, the liquid crystal lens comprises: a first substrate (1); a second substrate (2), opposed to the first substrate (1); a liquid crystal layer (3), interposed between the first substrate (1) and the second substrate (2); a first transparent electrode layer (5), located on a side of the first substrate (1) close to the liquid crystal layer (3); a planarization layer (6), located on a side of the first transparent electrode layer (5) close to the liquid crystal layer (3); a first alignment layer (4), located on a side of the planarization layer (6) close to the liquid crystal layer (3); a second transparent electrode layer (7), disposed on a side of the second substrate (2) close to the liquid crystal layer; a second alignment layer (8), disposed on a side of the second transparent electrode layer (7) close to the liquid crystal layer (3). The first alignment layer (4) is moved to a position where an lateral electric field is weaker, by forming the planarization layer (6) between the first transparent electrode layer (5) and the first alignment layer (4), which thus reduces a liquid crystal phase deviation and improves a refractive effect of the liquid crystal lens..
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160025955 

Zooming optical system, optical apparatus, and manufacturing the zooming optical system


A zooming optical system is provided, which is constituted by, in order from an object: a first lens group having positive refractive power; a second lens group having negative refractive power; a third lens group having positive refractive power; a fourth lens group having negative refractive power; and a fifth lens group having positive refractive power. In the zooming optical system, the first lens group is moved along the optical axis upon zooming, at least a part of the second lens group to the fifth lens group being moved so as to include a component orthogonal to the optical axis, and the following conditional expressions are satisfied: 4.41<f1/(−f2)<5.33 and 2.15<f1/f3<4.95, where f1 denotes a focal length of the first lens group, f2 denotes a focal length of the second lens group, and f3 denotes a focal length of the third lens group..
Nikon Corporation


01/28/16
20160025953 

Optical system


There is provided an optical system including: a first lens having positive refractive power and having a convex object-side surface; a second lens having positive refractive power; a third lens having refractive power; a fourth lens having refractive power; a fifth lens having refractive power; a sixth lens having refractive power; and a seventh lens having negative refractive power and having a concave image-side surface, wherein the first to seventh lenses are sequentially disposed from an object side, whereby an aberration improvement effect may be increased and a high degree of resolution may be realized.. .
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160025923 

Multimode optical fiber and methods of manufacturing thereof


The present invention generally relates to the field of fiber optics, and more particularly, to apparatuses, systems, and methods directed towards improving effective modal bandwidth within a fiber optic communication environment. In an embodiment, a multimode optical fiber in accordance with the present invention comprises a core and cladding material system where the refractive indices of the core and cladding are selected to modify the shape of the profile dispersion parameter, y, as a function of wavelength in such a way that the alpha parameter (α-parameter), which defines the refractive index profile, produces negative relative group delays over a broad range of wavelengths.
Panduit Corp.


01/28/16
20160025922 

Semiconductor optical device


A semiconductor optical device including: a substrate including a first region and a second region; a first optical waveguide disposed on the first region, the first optical waveguide including a core layer and a cladding layer disposed on the core layer, the cladding layer including a first cladding region and a semiconductor layer disposed on the first cladding region, the first optical waveguide extending from an end facet of the semiconductor optical device to a boundary between the first region and the second region; a second optical waveguide disposed on the second region; and a region disposed on the cladding layer, the region having a lower refractive index than that of the first cladding region. The semiconductor layer has a higher refractive index than that of the first cladding region.
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.


01/28/16
20160025920 

Optical member and display device including the same


An optical member including a wavelength conversion layer to convert a wavelength of an incident light; an upper anti-reflective layer of at least two layers disposed on a first surface of the wavelength conversion layer; and a lower anti-reflective layer of at least two layers disposed under a second surface of the wavelength conversion layer opposite to the first surface. Further, wherein the at least two layers of the lower anti-reflective layer have different refractive indices..
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160025914 

Dielectric metasurface optical elements


A dielectric gradient metasurface optical device provides optical wavefront shaping using an ultrathin (less than 100 nm thick) layer of nanoscale geometric pancharatnam-berry phase optical elements deposited on a substrate layer. The optical elements are nanobeams composed of high refractive index dielectric material.
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University


01/28/16
20160025911 

Optical film, multilayer film, and manufacturing method thereof


A manufacturing method of a multilayer film having: an optical film including: a retardation layer a satisfying the relational expression, nz>nx≧ny, here, nx represents an in-plane refractive index in a direction of an in-plane slow axis, ny represents an in-plane refractive index in a direction orthogonal to the direction of an in-plane slow axis, and nz represents a refractive index in a thickness direction; a retardation layer b of which in-plane retardation re and thickness direction retardation rth satisfy the relational expressions, 0 nm≦re≦20 nm, 50 nm≦rth≦300 nm, wherein the total film thickness is 5 μm to 40 μm; and a laminate layer c on the surface of the a layer, the manufacturing method including: manufacturing a multilayer structure including the a layer and the c layer by a solution co-casting method; and forming the b layer on the surface of the a layer of the multilayer structure by coating.. .
Fujifilm Corporation


01/28/16
20160025907 

Light diffusion film and light diffusion film manufacturing method


Provided are a light diffusion film having a single-layered light diffusion layer, in which the uniformity of the intensity of diffused light in the light diffusion angle region can be increased, or the light diffusion angle region can be expanded effectively, by regulating the combination of the angles of inclination of pillar-shaped objects in plural columnar structure regions, and a method for manufacturing a light diffusion film. Disclosed is a light diffusion film having a single-layered light diffusion layer, the light diffusion film having a first columnar structure region and a second columnar structure region, in which plural pillar-shaped objects having a relatively high refractive index are arranged to stand close together in a region having a relatively low refractive index, sequentially from the lower part of the film along the film plane..
Lintec Corporation


01/28/16
20160025906 

Two-in-one translucent and colored film


A two-in-one colored and translucent film structure suitable for use in backlit displays having a multi-point illumination source. The film structure utilizes a colored layer and a light-diffusing layer that reduces variations in the amount of light transmitted through different areas of a backlit sign.
Avery Dennison Corporation


01/28/16
20160025905 

Low refractive index coating with fluroelastomer encapsulated glass bubbles


A coating composite material spray applied to a lens that is capable of transmitting light, with little loss, diffusively through the coated lens located near a light source, particularly in an led lighting application. The coating material is formed from a polyurethane mixed with fluoroelastomer encapsulated glass bubbles and will allow for high diffusion, while also maintaining high transmission when applied to a lens near a lighting application, particularly led fixture lenses..
Whiteoptics Llc


01/28/16
20160025903 

Tunable acoustic gradient index of refraction lens and system


A tunable acoustic gradient index of refraction (tag) lens and system are provided that permit, in one aspect, dynamic selection of the lens output, including dynamic focusing and imaging. The system may include a tag lens and at least one of a source and a detector of electromagnetic radiation.

01/28/16
20160025643 

Gemstone registration system


A device for producing a reproducible identification pattern of a polished gemstone includes light directing means for directing a focused beam of light onto a gemstone orientated in a particular known manner to produce an output of the internal refraction and reflection characteristics of the gemstone including reflected light beams having particular locations, sizes and intensities. The device also includes automated means for changing a position of the gemstone relative to the focused beam of light; and also a means for recording the output in a manner to record the relative size and location of the reflected light beams..
Gemological Appraisal Association, Inc.


01/28/16
20160025305 

Diffuse light source and visual dazzler system made therefrom


A diffuse light source, for use in energy efficient lighting, as well as for visual disorientation or disruption systems, is configured with a single solid torus (15) or rotating dual cylinder (35a, 35b) diffuser of transparent refracting material into which light (13, 33) from a laser or led beam source (11, 31) is coupled. Light (19, 39) emerges radially outward in all directions from the diffuser..

01/28/16
20160025299 

Illumination optical system, illumination apparatus, and illumination optical element


An illumination optical system includes an illumination optical element that irradiates a predetermined area of an illumination target surface with light in a planar manner. The illumination optical element has an optical surface directed toward the illumination target surface.
Olympus Corporation


01/28/16
20160025297 

Lens and backlight module


A lens includes a central portion and a surrounding portion. The central portion has a first and a second optical surfaces.
Young Lighting Technology Inc.


01/28/16
20160025296 

Light mixing optics and systems


In one aspect, a light-mixing optic is disclosed for use with one or more light sources such as light emitting diodes. In one embodiment, an exemplary optic can include an optical body disposed about an optical axis and having an input and an output surface and a peripheral surface extending between the two.
Fraen Corporation


01/28/16
20160024662 

System and process for aluminization of metal-containing substrates


A system and method are detailed for aluminizing surfaces of metallic substrates, parts, and components with a protective alumina layer in-situ. Aluminum (al) foil sandwiched between the metallic components and a refractory material when heated in an oxidizing gas under a compression load at a selected temperature forms the protective alumina coating on the surface of the metallic components.
Battelle Memorial Institute


01/28/16
20160024643 

Method for depositing an amorphous layer primarily containing fluorine and carbon, and device suited for carrying out this method


A method for depositing, under vacuum, an amorphous layer primarily containing fluorine and carbon onto a substrate (9), characterized in that it comprises a step for depositing this layer with an ion gun (1) for ejecting ions in the form of a beam of accelerated ions that is created from at least one compound containing fluorine and carbon in a gaseous form or saturated vapor supplied to the ion canon. A method of this type makes it possible, in particular, to improve the adherence of an outer layer having a low index of refraction to the underlying layer of an anti-reflective stack.
Essilor International (compagnie Generale D'optique)


01/28/16
20160024613 

Use of cationic surfactants in the cyanidation of refractory carbonaceous ores for recovery of metals


A process for recovery of precious metals from ores or concentrates containing refractory carbonaceous material by cyanidation leaching. The process involves addition to the ores or concentrates at least one cationic surfactant before or during the addition of cyanide-containing solution.
Akzo Nobel Chemicals International B.v.


01/28/16
20160024604 

Method for heating a blast furnace stove


A method for heating a blast furnace stove having a combustion chamber with a combustion zone therein, includes causing combustion gases to flow through and be exhausted from refractory material in the stove for heating said material, supplying and adding an oxidant comprising an oxygen content of at least 85% into the combustion chamber for recirculating the combustion gases including said oxidant into the combustion zone, wherein the recirculating the combustion gases is from a location inside the combustion chamber, but outside an area of the combustion chamber occupied by the combustion zone, and the supplying the oxidant to the combustion zone is at high velocity through at least one lance, thereby entraining the combustion gases into the combustion zone, diluting a mixture of the fuel and the oxidant with the recirculated combustion gases, and flamelessly combusting said mixture in the combination zone.. .

01/28/16
20160024580 

Polymorphism of thrombospondin-1 as a biomarker for susceptabiltiy to dry eye


Embodiments of the invention relate to single nucleotide polymorphisms (snps) in thrombospondin 1 gene (thb-s1) that are herein linked to an increased risk for dry eye (also known as keratoconjunctivitis). The polymorphisms disclosed herein are directly useful for the diagnosis of an increased risk for dry eye, as well as for the determination of patient treatment pre- and post-surgery (e.g.
Trustees Of Boston University


01/28/16
20160024281 

Nanocomposite materials with dynamically adjusting refractive index and methods of making the same


A concept and synthesis technology for a composite nanoparticle material which can be used to develop nanocomposite films and suspension with 1) dynamic refractive index control across a wide temperature and wavelength of light, and specified refractive index range, or 2) magnetic susceptibility or electronic conductivity over a wide temperature, magnetic field and electric field range. Core-shell nanoparticles can be made from two or more materials whose temperature dependent, electric field dependent or magnetic field dependent properties compensate one another will dynamically maintain a targeted refractive index, electronic conductivity or magnetic susceptibility over a specified temperature, electric and/or magnetic field range.
University Of Utah Research Foundation


01/28/16
20160024263 

Anti-reflective film for photovoltaic arrays


A film containing polymeric particles which have an average particle diameter from 0.75 to 15 μm and a refractive index which changes continuously from the center of the particles to the surface. The particles are embedded in a continuous polymeric phase comprising a polyolefin.
Rohm And Haas Company


01/28/16
20160023955 

High zirconia fused cast refractory


[solution to problems] a high zirconia fused cast refractory containing, as chemical components, from 85 to 95% by weight of zro2, from 0.4 to 2.5% by weight of al2o3, from 3.5 to 10% by weight of sio2, from 0.05 to 1% by weight in total of na2o and k2o, more than 0.04% by weight and 1% by weight or less of b2o3, 0.02% by weight or less of p2o5, 0.05% by weight or less of mgo, from 0.01 to 0.2% by weight of cao, in the case where any one of sro and bao is contained, from 0.3 to 3% by weight of sro or more than 0.5% by weight and 3% by weight or less of bao, and in the case where both of them are contained, 0.3% by weight or more of sro and from 0.3 to 3% by weight in total of sro and bao, from 0.01 to 0.7% by weight of sno2, and 0.3% by weight or less in total of fe2o3 and tio2.. .

01/28/16
20160023190 

Oxygen carrying materials and methods for making the same


A method for producing an oxygen carrying material may include forming a mixture that includes powders of active mass precursor, support material precursor, and inert structure precursor, and producing the oxygen carrying material by heating the mixture at a temperature of greater than 1300° c. For a time sufficient to sinter the inert structure precursor to form a high-strength inert structure.
Ohio State Innovation Foundation






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