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Bsi cmos image sensor

Bsi cmos image sensor

Compact lcpv solar electric generator

Compact lcpv solar electric generator

Compact lcpv solar electric generator

On-chip electrically pumped optical parametric source

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11/20/14
20140343394
 Probe patent thumbnailnew patent Probe
Where n1 is a refractive index of the light guide member, n2 is a refractive index of the securing material, and θi is a spread angle of incoming light from the optical fiber.. .
11/20/14
20140343363
 Surgical access system and related methods patent thumbnailnew patent Surgical access system and related methods
A surgical access system including a tissue distraction assembly and a tissue refraction assembly, both of which may be equipped with one or more electrodes for use in detecting the existence of (and optionally the distance and/or direction to) neural structures before, during, and after the establishment of an operative corridor to a surgical target site.. .
11/20/14
20140343347
 Methods and related compositions for the treatment of cancer patent thumbnailnew patent Methods and related compositions for the treatment of cancer
A method of treatment and/or prevention of cancer comprises administering agents which cause increased intracellular granularity in cancer cells, at least in an amount sufficient to inhibit proliferation of such cells and preferably in an amount sufficient to lead to cancer cell death. The method is particularly directed to refractory cancer, particularly hormone refractory prostate cancer.
11/20/14
20140343111
 Diarylthiohydantoin compounds patent thumbnailnew patent Diarylthiohydantoin compounds
The present invention relates to diarylthiohydantoin compounds and methods for synthesizing them and using them in the treatment of hormone refractory prostate cancer.. .
11/20/14
20140342365
 Method of determining the nucleotide sequence of oligonucleotides and dna molecules patent thumbnailnew patent Method of determining the nucleotide sequence of oligonucleotides and dna molecules
The present invention relates to a novel method for analyzing nucleic acid sequences based on real-time detection of dna polymerase-catalyzed incorporation of each of the four nucleotide bases, supplied individually and serially in a microfluidic system, to a reaction cell containing a template system comprising a dna fragment of unknown sequence and an oligonucleotide primer. Incorporation of a nucleotide base into the template system can be detected by any of a variety of methods including but not limited to fluorescence and chemiluminescence detection.
11/20/14
20140342165
 Electrical apparatus encapsulant patent thumbnailnew patent Electrical apparatus encapsulant
An encapsulant composition has a silica containing inorganic-organic nano-hybrid matrix, particles of refractory ceramics suspended in the inorganic-organic nano-hybrid matrix, and, optionally, glass or ceramic fibres. The encapsulant may also contain ceramic coated metallic particles, and in some embodiments, a solvent or binder.
11/20/14
20140342016
 Non-invasive refractive treatment using nanoparticles patent thumbnailnew patent Non-invasive refractive treatment using nanoparticles
Embodiments of this invention generally relate to systems and methods for optical treatment and more particularly to non-invasive refractive treatment method based on sub wavelength particle implantation. In an embodiment, a method for optical treatment identifies an optical aberration of an eye, determines a dopant delivery device configuration in response to the optical aberration of the eye, wherein the determined dopant delivery device is configured to impose a desired correction to the eye to mitigate the identified optical aberration of the eye by applying a doping pattern to the eye so as to locally change a refractive index of the eye..
11/20/14
20140341520
 Multimode optical fibre patent thumbnailnew patent Multimode optical fibre
The invention relates to a multimode optical fibre having a refractive index profile, comprising a light-guiding core surrounded by one or more cladding layers. The present invention furthermore relates to an optical communication system comprising a transmitter, a receiver and a multimode optical fibre..
11/20/14
20140341330
 Apparatus for storing and/or transporting high level radioactive waste, and method for manufacturing the same patent thumbnailnew patent Apparatus for storing and/or transporting high level radioactive waste, and method for manufacturing the same
A system for storing and/or transporting high level radioactive waste, and a method of manufacturing the same. In one aspect, the invention is a ventilated vertical overpack (“vvo”) having specially designed inlet ducts that refract radiation back into the storage cavity.
11/20/14
20140341245
 On-chip electrically pumped optical parametric source patent thumbnailnew patent On-chip electrically pumped optical parametric source
A tuneable laser source includes a first confinement layer forming a bragg reflector for a pump wave; an active layer made of non-linear semiconducting material, the refraction index of the active layer being greater than the refraction index of the first confinement layer; a second confinement layer, the refraction index of the second confinement layer being less than the refraction index of the active layer; a base with a first width; and a ribbon with a second width less than the first width. The second width is less than 10 μm; the active layer includes at least one plane of quantum boxes capable of emitting a pump wave and the ribbon includes at least the part of the active layer including the quantum boxes plane and the second confinement layer..
11/20/14
20140340923
new patent Light source for headlight and headlight
In an led2 having a directionality in an emission direction of emitted light, light emitted from a light emitting surface of the led 2 is refracted by a semi-cylindrical concave lens 3 to be enlarged in the circumference direction of an optical axis of a headlight 1; thus, even when the led2 is applied to a headlight that is constituted by optical members that are similar to optical members that are compatible with conventional light sources having no directionality, such as an incandescent lamp, a discharge lamp and the like, it can be used as a light source for headlight that is capable of illuminating the right and left directions ahead of a vehicle with a sufficient brightness.. .
11/20/14
20140340920
new patent Flat device for illuminating the interior of a vehicle
The invention relates to a device for illuminating an assembly in the interior of a vehicle. The device comprises a flat light guide that is at least partially covered by an optical lacquer coat.
11/20/14
20140340911
new patent Complex optical film and light source assembly including the same
Provided are a complex optical film and a light source assembly including the same. The complex optical film includes a first substrate, a light shielding layer formed on a bottom surface of the first substrate, an optical pattern layer formed on a top surface of the first substrate and including concavo-convex portions, a second substrate disposed on the first substrate, and a first adhesive layer disposed under the second substrate, wherein the light shielding layer includes a binder and organic particles and inorganic particles dispersed in the binder, the convex portions of the optical pattern layer at least partially penetrate into the first adhesive layer to be combined with the first adhesive layer, and a low-refraction area having a lower refractive index than the optical pattern layer and the first adhesive layer is defined between the first adhesive layer and the optical pattern layer..
11/20/14
20140340771
new patent Lens barrel
The present invention provides a lens barrel applicable to digital cameras, image pickup devices and cell phones. The lens barrel is small, low-cost and high-performance, and can suppress, by means of a simple mechanism provided in the lens barrel, a variation in the focal position of the lens barrel caused by the change in temperature.
11/20/14
20140340768
new patent Image-forming lens, and camera device and portable information terminal device with the image-forming lens
An image forming lens consists of from an object side to an image side in the following order: a first group with a positive refractive power; an aperture stop; and a second group with a positive refractive power, wherein the second group includes, from the object side to the image side in the following order, a biconvex lens, a biconcave lens, a negative meniscus lens a convex surface of which faces the image side, a biconvex lens, and a positive meniscus lens a convex surface of which faces the image side.. .
11/20/14
20140340766
new patent Image capturing lens system
An image capturing lens system includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element, a fourth lens element and a fifth lens element. The positive first lens element has a convex object-side surface at a paraxial region.
11/20/14
20140340765
new patent Optical image capturing system
An optical image capturing system includes five lens elements with refractive power, 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 a convex object-side surface.
11/20/14
20140340754
new patent Lens barrel
A lens barrel includes a frame body, a support frame, and a refracting lens frame. The support frame is configured to be supported by the frame body and move within a plane perpendicular to the optical axis with respect to the frame body.
11/20/14
20140340753
new patent Anisotropic light diffusion film
Provided is an anisotropic light diffusion film in which uniformity of the intensity of diffused light in the light diffusion angle region has been increased, and the light diffusion angle region has been effectively expanded. Disclosed is an anisotropic light diffusion film having a first louver structure region and a second louver structure region, in which plural plate-shaped regions having different refractive indices are alternately arranged in parallel along any one direction along the film plane, sequentially from the lower side along the film thickness direction, the anisotropic light diffusion film having an overlapping louver structure region in which the upper end of the first louver structure region and the lower end of the second louver structure region overlap each other..
11/20/14
20140340741
new patent Film mirror, film mirror manufacturing method, film mirror for photovoltaic power generation, and reflection device for photovoltaic power generator
The purpose of the present invention is to provide a film mirror having a high reflectivity for efficiently concentrating solar light and having excellent weather resistance, and to provide a method for manufacturing the film mirror, a film mirror for photovoltaic power generation, and a reflection device for photovoltaic power generation. This film mirror of the present invention is a film mirror 10a in which a metal reflective layer 3 is disposed above a resin substrate 1.
11/20/14
20140340740
new patent Infrared shielding film
The present invention provides an infrared shielding film having at least one unit formed by stacking a high-refractive-index layer and a low-refractive-index layer, the layers containing a high-refractive-index material and a low-refractive-index material, respectively, the materials having different refractive indices with each other, wherein the high-refractive-index layer and the low-refractive-index layer each contains at least one polymer, the infrared shielding film has a mixed region containing the high-refractive-index material and the low-refractive-index material between the high-refractive-index layer and the low-refractive-index layer, the mixing ratio of the high-refractive-index material and the low-refractive-index material continuously changes in the mixed region, and the infrared shielding film satisfies a following formula (1) in a visible light wavelength region and at light incident angles of 0°, 40° and 80°: 0.01≦σ/Δav≦0.12 (1), wherein σ represents a variation in reflectivity, and Δav represents an amount of variation in average reflectivity.. .
11/20/14
20140340691
new patent Enhancements to integrated optical assembly
An integrated optical assembly is provided, with enhancements that are particularly useful when the integrated optical assembly forms part of a laser radar system. The integrated optical assembly produces a reference beam that is related to the optical characteristics of a scanning reflector, or to changes in position or orientation of the scanning reflector relative to a source.
11/20/14
20140340688
new patent Slow-light sensor utilizing an optical filter and a narrowband optical source
An optical device and a method of using an optical filter are provided. The optical device includes an optical filter and a narrowband optical source.
11/20/14
20140340664
new patent Projection exposure apparatus comprising a measuring system for measuring an optical element
A projection exposure apparatus (10) for microlithography has a measuring system (50) for measuring an optical element of the projection exposure apparatus. The measuring system (50) includes an irradiation device (54), which is configured to radiate measuring radiation (62) in different directions (64) onto the optical element (20), such that the measuring radiation (62) covers respective optical path lengths (68) within the optical element (20) for the different directions (64) of incidence, a detection device (56), which is configured to measure, for the respective directions (64) of incidence, the respective optical path lengths covered by the measuring radiation (62) in the optical element (20), and an evaluation device, which is configured to determine a spatially resolved distribution of refractive indices in the optical element (20) by computed-tomographic back projection of the respective measured path lengths with respect to the respective directions of incidence..
11/20/14
20140340646
new patent Self guided subjective refraction instruments and methods
A refraction device determines a refraction end point to provide corrective optics for a test subject. The device includes an adjustable optical system providing corrective optics to the test subject and an adjustable viewing target disposed along an optical path such as to be viewable through the adjustable optical system by a test subject.
11/20/14
20140340645
new patent Effective acuity and refraction targets
A viewing target for a visual acuity and refraction measurement includes at least one line comprising a width dimension that is below a resolution limit width (hereinafter “rlw”) of a test subject visual acuity, and an adjustable length dimension that is initially set at greater than the rlw of the test subject visual acuity. A base, at least approximately intersecting the line, has a thickness along the direction of the length of the line that is greater than the rlw of the test subject visual acuity.
11/20/14
20140340637
new patent Brightness-dependent adjustment of a spectacle lens
Adjustment of an eyeglass lens or a pair of eyeglasses by means of an individual brightness-dependent centering of an eyeglass lens. In particular, a method for adjusting an individual eyeglass lens for at least one eye of an eyeglass wearer.
11/20/14
20140340558
new patent Ocular optical system and image pick-up apparatus incorporating the same
An ocular optical system used to view an image displayed on an image display surface, which includes a first lens having positive refractive power, a second lens of meniscus shape having negative refractive power with its concave surface facing the image display surface side, and a third lens having positive refractive power arranged in this order from the image display surface side to a viewer side. A focal length of the first lens, a focal length of the second lens and a focal length of the entire system need to be determined suitably..
11/20/14
20140340544
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 thereof, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, a third lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a rear lens group including one or more lens units. A distance between adjacent ones of the lens units changes during zooming.
11/20/14
20140340502
new patent Methods and apparatus for refractive flow measurement with three dimensions and uncertainty
An imaging method and corresponding apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention enables measurement and visualization of fluid flow. An embodiment method includes obtaining video captured by a video camera with an imaging plane.
11/20/14
20140339768
new patent Reel band for gaming machine and gaming machine
To provide a reel device for a gaming machine capable of increasing a reel illumination effect by varying illumination onto the reel. A reel band which is attached to a rotatable reel of a gaming machine includes a base sheet, a light reflecting sheet which has a reflecting surface reflecting light from a front surface side and is superimposed on the base sheet, and a light diffusing sheet which has a light refracting surface, which transmits light and refracts light to be transmitted in multiple directions, and is superimposed on the light reflecting sheet..
11/20/14
20140339665
new patent Image sensor
An image sensor having a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements that receive light and convert the light to electric charges, color filter layers having different spectral characteristics, each being provided corresponding to each of the photoelectric conversion elements, and a partition wall having a lower refractive index than that of the color filter layers provided at the boundary of each color filter layer. The image sensor is formed such that a space of the partition wall on the light exit side is narrower than a space of the partition wall on the light incident side..
11/20/14
20140339663
new patent Sensor arrangement with a silicon-based optical sensor and a substrate for functional layer systems
A sensor arrangement with a silicon-based optical sensor, particularly color sensors for colorimetric applications is disclosed. The invention aims to find a novel possibility for suppressing interference ripples occurring in optical sensors when adding substrates with optically functional coatings which permits a simple production without complicated adaptation layers.
11/20/14
20140339615
new patent Bsi cmos image sensor
A back surface illuminated image sensor is provided. The back surface illuminated image sensor includes: a first passivation layer disposed on the photodiode array; an oxide grid disposed on the first passivation layer and forming a plurality of holes exposing the first passivation layer; a color filter array including a plurality of color filters filled into the holes, wherein the oxide grid has a refractive index smaller than that of plurality of color filters; and a metal grid aligned to the oxide grid, wherein the metal grid has an extinction coefficient greater than zero..
11/20/14
20140339606
new patent Bsi cmos image sensor
A back surface illuminated image sensor is provided. The back surface illuminated image sensor includes: a first passivation layer disposed on the photodiode array; an oxide grid disposed on the first passivation layer and forming a plurality of holes exposing the first passivation layer; a color filter array including a plurality of color filters filled into the holes, wherein the oxide grid has a refractive index smaller than that of plurality of color filters; and a metal grid aligned to the oxide grid, wherein the metal grid has an extinction coefficient greater than zero..
11/20/14
20140339473
new patent Curable resin composition, cured product thereof and photosemiconductor apparatus
The invention provides a curable resin composition which comprising: 100 parts by mass of a main component (x) (a refractive index: rix) containing at least one of a silicone resin, a modified silicone resin, an epoxy resin and a modified epoxy resin, and exceeding 0 part by mass and 100 parts by mass or less of an additive (y) (a refractive index: riy) containing at least one of a silicone resin, a modified silicone resin, an epoxy resin and a modified epoxy resin, and having a different refractive index as that of the main component (x) being added and dispersed therein, wherein the difference of the refractive indexes of the main component (x) and the additive (y) being . .
11/20/14
20140339456
new patent Refractory castables with hydrophobic aggregates
Hydrophobic aggregates for use in refractory castables and gunning mixtures and methods of their preparation. The aggregates here are formed by crushing insulating fire brick and coating the resulting particles with a hydrophobic component.
11/20/14
20140338724
new patent Compact lcpv solar electric generator
A compact low concentration photovoltaic apparatus totally enclosed in a protective clear dome against harsh environment without active cooling. A conical mirror reflector, a circular lens refractor and a round crystalline silicon photovoltaic solar panel rotate simultaneously inside the dome to concentrate sun rays and instantly produce electricity.
11/20/14
20140338722
new patent Photovoltaic modules with a controlled color on their window surface and arrays thereof
Thin film photovoltaic devices are provided that include a transparent substrate defining an inner surface and an outer surface; a thin film stack on the inner surface of the transparent substrate; an encapsulation substrate on the thin film stack; and a color reflection film on the outer surface of the transparent substrate. The thin film stack has a photovoltaic heterojunction (e.g., formed from a n-type window thin film layer and an absorber thin film layer).
11/20/14
20140338571
new patent Aggregates
A method of forming an aggregate. The method comprising forming a green pellet including waste glass and additive(s).
11/20/14
20140338569
new patent Calcium aluminate cement
The present invention relates to a white calcium aluminate cement containing at least 90% by weight of monocalcium aluminate, an a/c value in the range of 1.75 to 2.0, a fineness according to blaine in the range of 3500 to 6000 cm2/g, a slope n in the range of 1.1 to 1.5 and a location parameter x′ of 8-20 μm in an rrsb particle size grid according to din 66145 as well as its use in formulations of the construction chemical industry and the refractory industry.. .
11/13/14
20140336973
Method and apparatus for motion compensation in interferometric sensing systems
An optical interrogation system, e.g., an ofdr-based system, measures local changes, of index of refraction of a sensing light guide subjected to a time-varying disturbance. Interferometric measurement signals detected for a length of the sensing light guide are transformed into the spectral domain.
11/13/14
20140336757
Accommodating intraocular lens with haptics for sulcus fixation
An accommodating intraocular lens construction includes a lens of fixed optical power to correct refractive error and a lens of variable power to restore accommodation of the eye, which variable lens can have two optical elements which either shift perpendicular to the optical axis, or which variable lens can have two elements which move along the optical axis, as in a telescope, and which construction has at least one haptic for movement to provide transfer of movement of said driving means to at least one of said optical elements and at least one additional haptic for sulcus fixation to provide limitation of movement of at least one component of the lens along the optical axis with movement of additional haptic which is largely independent from the haptic for movement.. .
11/13/14
20140336463
Rhinotopic therapy for the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis biofilm disruption, treatment of mucosal granulation and sinus polyps
The herein disclosed invention is directed to methods of treating difficult to treat refractory or recalcitrant rhinosinusitis involving the steps of (1) topical application of antimicrobials/antibiotics and corticosteroids, (2) endoscopic debridement and cleansing to remove debris and biofilm, (3) endoscopic instillation of antimicrobials/antibiotics plus corticosteroids to the sinuses, and (4) hydrotherapy to disrupt/inhibit bacterial/fungal biofilm attachment to the sinus mucosa. Also disclosed is a kit of components for carrying out the treatment of this invention..
11/13/14
20140336150
Administration of karenitecin for the treatment of platinum and/or taxane chemotherapy-resistant or -refractory advanced ovarian cancer
The present invention discloses and claims methods and compositions for the treatment of subjects having advanced ovarian cancer, including platinum and/or taxane chemotherapy resistant or refractory sub-populations, with the administration to the subject having advanced ovarian cancer of the silicon-containing highly lipophilic camptothecin derivative (hlcd), karenitecin (also known as bnp1350; cositecan; 7-[(2′-trimethylsilyl)ethyl]-20(s) camptothecin) in an amount sufficient to provide a therapeutic benefit. The administration of karenitecin by intravenous (i.v.) and/or oral methodologies are also disclosed and claimed.
11/13/14
20140335645
Photoelectric conversion device and method for producing photoelectric conversion device
A photoelectric conversion device according to the present invention has a plurality of photoreceiving portions provided in a substrate, an interlayer film overlying the photoreceiving portion, a large refractive index region which is provided so as to correspond to the photoreceiving portion and has a higher refractive index than the interlayer film, and a layer which is provided in between the photoreceiving portion and the large refractive index region, and has a lower etching rate than the interlayer film, wherein the layer of the lower etching rate is formed so as to cover at least the whole surface of the photoreceiving portion. In addition, the layer of the lower etching rate has a refractive index in between the refractive indices of the large refractive index region and the substrate.
11/13/14
20140335509
Method of determining the nucleotide sequence of oligonucleotides and dna molecules
The present invention relates to a novel method for analyzing nucleic acid sequences based on real-time detection of dna polymerase-catalyzed incorporation of each of the four nucleotide bases, supplied individually and serially in a microfluidic system, to a reaction cell containing a template system comprising a dna fragment of unknown sequence and an oligonucleotide primer. Incorporation of a nucleotide base into the template system can be detected by any of a variety of methods including but not limited to fluorescence and chemiluminescence detection.
11/13/14
20140335351
Hard coat film, polarizing plate, and image display apparatus
Provided is a hard coat film, including: a transparent film; and a hard coat layer formed on the transparent film, in which: the surface free energy of the hard coat layer is equal to or more than a certain value; the hard coat film has a mixed region in which a component of the transparent film and a component of the hard coat layer are mixed; the refractive index of the mixed region continuously changes toward the thickness direction of the hard coat film; and a refractive index change gradient falls within a certain range.. .
11/13/14
20140335348
Photoluminescent pigment, and photoluminescent paint composition and automobile outer panel coating material containing same
A bright pigment of the present invention is a bright pigment including flaky particles and a metal oxide layer covering each surface of the flaky particles. The bright pigment has a particle diameter corresponding to a 90% volume-cumulative particle diameter from a small particle diameter side, in a particle size distribution, of 55 μm or less.
11/13/14
20140335332
Low-color scratch-resistant articles with a multilayer optical film
Embodiments of this disclosure pertain to articles that exhibit scratch-resistance and improved optical properties. In some examples, the article exhibits a color shift of about 2 or less, when viewed at an incident illumination angle in the range from about 0 degrees to about 60 degrees from normal under an illuminant.
11/13/14
20140335330
Low-color scratch-resistant articles with a multilayer optical film
Embodiments of this disclosure pertain to articles that exhibit scratch-resistance and improved optical properties. In some examples, the article exhibits a color shift of about 2 or less, when viewed at an incident illumination angle in the range from about 0 degrees to about 60 degrees from normal under an illuminant.


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