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Date/App# patent app List of recent Refraction-related patents
08/18/16
20160240743 
 Light emitting device having wide beam angle and  fabricating the same patent thumbnailLight emitting device having wide beam angle and fabricating the same
A light emitting device including a light emitting structure disposed on one surface of a substrate and a transflective portion disposed on the other surface of the substrate. The transflective portion and the substrate have different indexes of refraction from one another..
Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160238924 
 Structure and  fixing phase effects on euv mask patent thumbnailStructure and fixing phase effects on euv mask
This invention relates to a structure for fixing phase effects on euv mask which contains a repeating pattern with an assist feature, or a pattern with two different sized features in close proximity. The euv mask with the repeating pattern is capable of printing a group of trenches on a photoresist layer.
International Business Machines Corporation


08/18/16
20160238524 
 System and  providing active refraction feedback for devices with variable index of refraction patent thumbnailSystem and providing active refraction feedback for devices with variable index of refraction
A system for providing active refraction feedback for devices with a variable index of refraction includes a reference beam generator and an altered reference beam sensor. The reference beam generator is configured to generate a reference beam and to apply the reference beam to a variable-index-of-refraction (vir) device.
Raytheon Company


08/18/16
20160238206 
 Vehicular lamp patent thumbnailVehicular lamp
The present disclosure provides a lamp unit including: a first lens that has a positive refractive power on a front surface and a rear surface thereof; a second lens that is positioned behind the first lens and has a plurality of positive refraction areas each having a positive refractive power; and a plurality of light sources that are arranged near focal points of the positive refractive areas. Thus, the light sources may be arranged to be spaced apart from each other..
Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160238177 
 Breakaway hose support patent thumbnailBreakaway hose support
A fluid dispensing system including a support structure, a hose configured to dispense fluid therethrough, and a support cable coupled to the hose. The hose is directly or indirectly releasably coupled to the support structure via the cable.
Opw Fueling Components Inc.


08/18/16
20160236296 
 Nanoparticle manufacturing system patent thumbnailNanoparticle manufacturing system
The present invention provides a nanoparticle manufacturing system differing from conventional nanoparticle fabricating equipment. In this nanoparticle manufacturing system, a laser beam emitted from a laser source is directly guided to the surface of a target disposed in an ablation chamber through a light guide tube, such that the laser beam is prevented from being influenced by reflection and/or refraction effects occurring from the cooling liquid filled in the ablation chamber.
Gold Nanotech Inc


08/18/16
20160236079 
 Holographic projection gaming and learning system patent thumbnailHolographic projection gaming and learning system
A holographic projection gaming and learning system comprises a holographic projection device, an input unit used to present one or more instruction contents and an electronic device having a screen, wherein the holographic projection device includes at least a placement board configured with an opening, at least a projection refraction board and at least a supportive positioning component; therefore, upon placing the electronic device on the placement board of the holographic projection device, the capture module of the electronic device can capture the instruction contents provided by the input unit and transfer to the application software thereby that the application software determines the received instruction contents to display at least a holograph image on the screen, and the holograph image displayed on the screen of the electronic device can be illuminated onto the projection refraction panel of the projection refraction board via the opening of the placement board and then the projection refraction panel projects the holograph image outward for imaging, so that the system according to the present invention can closely combine the holograph image contents with the desktop gaming processes in order to further increase the playfulness of the game.. .
Mirax Technology Corp.


08/11/16
20160231583 
 Variable focal backlighting patent thumbnailVariable focal backlighting
A backlight unit includes a waveguide assembly having a first wedge and a birefringent wedge disposed adjacent to, and arranged nose-to-tail with, the first wedge, to define an interface of the waveguide assembly. The birefringent wedge has different indices of refraction for light propagating through the waveguide assembly in first and second polarization states.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


08/11/16
20160231577 
 Lens for displaying a virtual image patent thumbnailLens for displaying a virtual image
A lens for projecting a virtual image comprising first and second body sections coupled along first and second surfaces to form an internal interface within the lens, and a reflective coating on at least a portion of either the first surface or the second surface configured to redirect light projected into the second body section toward an eye of a wearer. Another lens comprising first and second body sections having different indices of refraction, and an interface configured to redirect light toward an eye of a wearer for display as a virtual image.
Laforge Optical, Inc.


08/11/16
20160231487 
 High contrast inverse polarizer patent thumbnailHigh contrast inverse polarizer
An embedded, inverse wire-grid polarizer (wgp) includes ribs 13 located over a surface of a transparent substrate 11, gaps 16 between the ribs 13, and a fill-layer 15 substantially filling the gaps 16. The fill-layer has a relatively high index of refraction, such as greater than 1.4.
Moxtek, Inc.


08/11/16
20160231471 

Integrated diffuser with variable-index microlens layer


An apparatus may include a first layer having a range of first layer indices of refraction. The range of first layer indices of refraction may include at least two indices of refraction.
Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.


08/11/16
20160231412 

Emitter geolocation method


A method for correcting for refraction effects of the earth's atmosphere in an emitter geolocation technique for locating an emitter of electromagnetic waves, by way of a plurality of receivers, includes detecting the times of arrival of electromagnetic waves at the receivers, computing the relative time differences of arrival between the various receivers and estimating therefrom the position of the emitter, and, for correcting, by way of an iterative procedure, the detected times of arrival for path length discrepancies caused by refraction in the earth's atmosphere. The receivers are each mounted on a respective airborne platform, and at least three pairs of the receivers are provided..
Selex Es Ltd.


08/11/16
20160229111 

Processes and making transversely drawn films with substantially uniaxial character


A roll of multilayer optical film is described. The roll includes a substantially uniaxially-oriented multilayer optical film, where at least one layer of the multilayer optical film has indices of refraction in a length direction and a thickness direction that are substantially the same, but substantially different from an index of refraction in a width direction..
3m Innovative Properties Company


08/04/16
20160226597 

Neutrino communication system


An advanced communications system comprising an emitter and an improved receiver (detector) utilizing modulated beams of neutrino and antineutrino waves as information carriers between the emitter and the receiver. Generation of modulated neutrino and antineutrino beams in the emitter is achieved by a laser-like medium, while detection and demodulation of the neutrino and antineutrino beams is accomplished by a second laser-like medium which registers the flux (or fluence) of modulated neutrinos and antineutrinos passing there-through by means of resonant stimulated deexcitation of lasable excited states.

08/04/16
20160220348 

Refractive-diffractive ophthalmic device and compositions useful for producing same


Provided herein is a multifocal ophthalmic device comprising a lens body being formed with a plurality of concentric annular zones separated by slanted steps which effect both diffraction and refraction of incident light, while being devoid of any diffractive or refractive power, whereas the lens body is made from a co-polymeric composition based on less than 75% aromatic acrylate monomers, and includes a curcuminoid compound as a uv-light stabilizer; as well as use of the device for treating ophthalmologic and/or esthetic condition associated with an eye.. .

07/28/16
20160216501 

Microscopy system with auto-focus adjustment by low-coherence interferometry


Disclosed are several technical approaches of using low coherence interferometry techniques to create an autofocus apparatus for optical microscopy. These approaches allow automatic focusing on thin structures that are positioned closely to reflective surfaces and behind refractive material like a cover slip, and automated adjustment of focus position into the sample region without disturbance from reflection off adjacent surfaces.
Thorlabs, Inc.


07/28/16
20160216449 

Methods and apparatus related to a launch connector portion of a ureteroscope laser-energy-delivery device


In one embodiment, an apparatus includes an optical fiber made of a silica-based material. A proximal end portion of the optical fiber has an outer-layer portion.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.


07/28/16
20160216433 

2d/3d switchable backlight unit and image display apparatus using the same


A two-dimensional (2d)/three-dimensional (3d) switchable backlight unit and an image display apparatus using the 2d/3d switchable backlight unit are provided. The 2d/3d switchable backlight unit includes: a light source unit; a first light guide plate, within which light from the light source unit is totally internally reflected; and a plurality of refraction patterns, each having a trapezoidal form.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/28/16
20160215962 

Led bulb or led night light has moving project-image


The led light device including led night light or led bulb has the moving project image by (1) leds on time difference period (2) magnetic field force to making film/opening/printed piece moving (3) motor or movement to make the film/opening/printed piece or project-lens moving. All big image created from led light source through film/opening/printed piece/slide then through the project lens to make the lighted tiny image to passing though refraction properties project len(s) to get the bigger size or colorful or steady or moving bigger image for wider viewing angle to viewer.

07/28/16
20160215961 

Illumination device with spinning zoom lens


The present invention relates to an illumination device comprising a number of light sources arranged in at least a first group of light sources and in a second group of light sources, where said first group of light sources and said second group of light sources are individually controllable. Optical means collect light from the first and second group of light sources and convert the collected light into a number of first and second light beams.
Martin Professional Aps


07/28/16
20160215958 

Yellow backlight system and method thereof


Provided is a method for a yellow backlight, including the following steps of emitting blue light by a display device; and emitting yellow light into surroundings of the display device in a manner of refraction, reflection or a combination of reflection and refraction by at least one yellow light source to neutralize and decrease intensity of the blue light. The present invention further provides a system for a yellow backlight..

07/28/16
20160215175 

High-refractive adhesive film and touch panel including the same


A high-refractive adhesive film includes: a thermosetting resin matrix; and high refractive particles dispersed in the thermosetting resin matrix. The refraction index of the high-refractive particles is higher than that of the thermosetting resin matrix..
Lg Hausys, Ltd.


07/21/16
20160211397 

Backlit display device with integrated photovoltaic cells


Process for manufacturing a photovoltaic module placed on an emissive display device, said photovoltaic module comprising an array containing a plurality of photovoltaic cells and a plurality of transparent zones called “orifices”, and said photovoltaic module comprising an array of optical elements able to focus, by refraction or reflection, the light emitted by the device into the orifices.. .
Sunpartner Technologies


07/21/16
20160209691 

Liquid crystal displays with minimized transmission loss and enhanced off-axis color fidelity


A display may have upper and lower display layers. A layer of liquid crystal material may be interposed between the upper and lower display layers.
Apple Inc.


07/21/16
20160209559 

Pavement marking tape incorporating advanced materials for improved visibility


A pavement marking tape has visibility-enhancing features for both humans and machines, including high-index-of-refraction reflective elements, quantum emitters, dichroic pigments, and passive, machine-readable emitting tags (e.g., rfid tags).. .
Brite-line Technologies, Llc


07/21/16
20160207608 

Latch pin assembly for folding wing tip system


A folding wing tip system of an aircraft includes a latch pin actuator having a primary mechanical lock and a secondary hydraulic lock. The mechanical lock may include a lock cam movable between a lock position, in which the lock cam engages the latch pin, and an unlock position, in which the lock cam is disengaged from the latch pin, and a first lock actuator mechanically coupled to the lock cam and configured to provide a bias force pushing the lock cam toward the lock position.
The Boeing Company


07/14/16
20160204381 

Devices to increase oled output coupling efficiency with a high refractive index substrate


Embodiments disclosed herein provide an organic light emitting diode (oled) device is provided, including a high index substrate having an index of refraction of 1.5 or greater, a reflective electrode, an organic emissive layer configured to emit light having a wavelength of λ and where an optical distance between the organic emissive layer and the reflective electrode of the oled is between λ/4 and 3λ/4.. .
Universal Display Corporation


07/14/16
20160202454 

Camera lens


A camera lens includes a first lens with positive refraction power, an aperture, a second lens with negative refraction power, a third lens with one of positive refraction power or negative refraction power, a fourth lens with positive refraction power, a fifth lens with negative refraction power, a filter, and an image sensor in the order from the object side to the image side. The camera lens is satisfied a following formula: 0.1<(0.5*p/d)<1.5, wherein d is a diameter of the aperture, p is a pixel size of the image sensor.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160202395 

Display apparatus with improved viewing angle


Provided is a display apparatus including a display panel and an optical film. The optical film includes a refraction layer including a first pattern in which a first air gap is defined, and an adhesive layer disposed between the refraction layer and the display panel, including first and second layers.
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160201879 

Light flux controlling member and light-emitting device


A light flux controlling member includes an incidence region and an emission region. The incidence region includes a refraction part on which a part of the light emitted from the light emitting element is incident, the refraction part being disposed at a center portion of the incidence region and configured to refract the incident light such that the incident light travels away from an optical axis of the light emitting element, and a reflection part on which another part of the light emitted from the light emitting element is incident, the reflection part being disposed outside the refraction part and configured to reflect the incident light such that the incident light approaches the optical axis.
Enplas Corporation


07/14/16
20160201876 

Light distribution cob module led street lamp lens capable of illuminating 3 - 5 lanes


The invention relates to a light distribution method for a cob module led street lamp lens capable of illuminating 3 or 5 lanes. The light distribution method is characterized in that the light emitted by a cob module led light source is firstly refracted by a drop-shaped refraction lens and then refracted secondarily by a light distribution curved surface lens to achieve an optimal irradiation effect.
Hongli Linghting Group Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160198948 

Retinoscopy paddle with integrated axis compass or adapter, and associated method


An improved retinoscopy paddle with lens received through openings extending through the paddle member has an axis compass with indicia for assessing the range of refraction error and axis of astigmatism in the eyes of a patient as part of an optical examination. The axis compass may be formed on the paddle member or on a receptacle member adapted for operative receipt on as associated retinoscopy paddle.
Good-lite Co.


07/14/16
20160198943 

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.

07/07/16
20160197678 

Two-section semiconductor laser with modulation-independent grating section to reduce chirp


A two-section semiconductor laser includes a gain section and a modulation-independent grating section to reduce chirp. The modulation-independent grating section includes a diffraction grating for reflecting light and forms a laser cavity with the gain section for lasing at a wavelength or range of wavelengths reflected by the diffraction grating.
Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.


07/07/16
20160197311 

Emissive article with light extraction film


An emissive article includes an oled having a light emission surface, a circular polarizer, and a light extraction film optically between the oled and the circular polarizer and being optically coupled to the light emission surface. The light extraction film includes a two-dimensional structured layer of extraction elements having a first index of refraction and a pitch in a range from 400 to 800 nm and a backfill layer including a material having a second index of refraction different from the first index of refraction..
3m Innovative Properties Company


07/07/16
20160195727 

Head-up display, and vehicle equipped with head-up display


A head-up display according to the present disclosure is mounted to a vehicle having a windshield and allows an observer to visually recognize a virtual image. The head-up display includes a display element configured to display an image, a reflection optical system configured to reflect the image displayed by the display element and project the image onto the windshield, and a refraction optical system disposed between the reflection optical system and the windshield and having optical power.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


07/07/16
20160195649 

Optical focusing device


An optical reflection focusing device, including a grating including an alternation of first and second regions having different refraction indexes, the grating including a plurality of sub-gratings, each including a plurality of first regions aligned along a plane parallel to the mean plane of the grating, said device including structures such that, for a collimated incident coherent light beam orthogonal to the mean plane of the grating, the rays of the beam reach with a non-zero phase shift different sub-gratings of the device.. .
Commissariat â L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives


07/07/16
20160195646 

Curved display device


The present invention provides a curved display device, and relates to the field of display technology. The curved display device comprises a plane display panel and a gradient index lens provided at light exit side of the plane display panel, wherein the gradient index lens makes light exiting from the plane display panel converge toward a center of display surface of the curved display device.
Beijing Boe Display Technology Co., Ltd.


06/30/16
20160190194 

Photodetector focal plane array systems and methods


A photodetector focal plane array system, comprising: a substrate comprising a plurality of photosensitive regions; and a microcomponent disposed adjacent to each of the plurality of photosensitive regions operable for receiving incident radiation and directing a photonic nanojet into the associated photosensitive region. Optionally, each of the microcomponents comprises one of a microsphere and a microcylinder.

06/30/16
20160187510 

Methods and systems for monitoring a target using refraction data acquired with buried sources and buried sensors


Methods and systems for monitoring a target volume are characterized by having sources and detectors buried under the weathering layer and comparing data corresponding to refracted waves acquired during different surveys to infer changes in the target volume, wherein locations of sources and detectors are the same for the different surveys.. .

06/23/16
20160178868 

Image pickup lens, and camera module and digital device including the same


Embodiments provide an image pickup lens including a first lens to a fourth lens arranged in sequence from an object side to an image side, the first lens to the fourth lens each having refraction. The first lens and the second lens have negative refraction.

06/23/16
20160177147 

Adhesive film and display member including the same


An adhesive film is formed of an adhesive composition that includes a monomer mixture including a hydroxyl group-containing (meth)acrylate and a comonomer, and nanoparticles. The adhesive film has a glass transition temperature (tg) of about −20° c.

06/23/16
20160175143 

Bss-only multi-spot laser probe


An optical surgical probe includes a cylindrical cannula; a light guide partially within the cannula to receive a light beam from a light source through a proximal end, to guide the light beam to a distal end of the light guide, and to emit the light beam through the distal end of the light guide; a multi-spot generator at a distal end of the cannula that includes an optical element with a proximal surface to receive the emitted light beam, and a focusing lens, positioned inside the optical element to focus the received light beam into a focused beam, wherein the optical element has a faceted distal surface to split the focused beam into multiple distally emitted beam-components when the optical surgical probe is operated in a fluid with an index of refraction of 1.30-1.40, and to confine the focused beam in the optical surgical probe when the optical surgical probe is operated in air.. .

06/23/16
20160174832 

Apparatus and fixation measurement with refraction error measurement using image sensing devices


A method and apparatus for fixation measurement includes projecting, by a projection apparatus, a target image onto one or more eyes of a patient and capturing, by one or more image sensing devices disposed conjugate to the one or more eyes, a reflected image reflected from the one or more eyes in response to the target image, wherein the reflected image includes information indicating the fixation of the one or more eyes.. .

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
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
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
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.


06/09/16
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
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


06/02/16
20160155573 

Solar to electric energy conversion device


The present invention features a solar-to-electric energy conversion device based on a light absorbing electrode coupled to a one-dimensional nanoparticle based photonic crystal. The function of the latter is to localize the incident light within the electrode thus enhancing the optical absorption and the power conversion efficiency of the so called dye-sensitized and organic (polymer based or hybrids) cell.
Nlab Solar Ab


06/02/16
20160154169 

Light guide plate, backlight module, and display device


Disclosed is a light guide plate for use in a backlight module. The light guide plate includes a light incidence surface, a light exit surface, and a bottom surface opposite to the light exit surface.
Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.


06/02/16
20160154144 

Optics with built-in anti-reflective sub-wavelength structures


Optical elements having an intrinsic anti-reflective sub-wavelength structure (sws) built into one or more surfaces thereof so that the structure becomes integral part of the surface of the lens. The sws is in the form of a structure of identical or similar objects such as straight or graded cones, pillars, pyramids, or other shapes or depressions, where the dimensions of the objects and the distances between them are smaller than the wavelength of light with which they are designed to interact.
The Government Of The United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy


06/02/16
20160153887 

Flow cytometry blocking diffraction patterns


Flow cytometer systems are provided having intermediate angle scatter detection capability. In some aspects, systems are provided that include an intermediate angle scatter (ias) light detector positioned to measure intermediate angle scatter emitted from a flow cytometer.
Abbott Laboratories


05/26/16
20160147007 

Embossed frontlight systems and methods of forming same


This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for forming light-guiding layers including embossed light-turning features. In one aspect, an aluminized polymer layer can be embossed onto a light-transmissive layer having a high index of refraction to form the light-guiding layer.
Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.


05/26/16
20160146980 

Polarizing plate and liquid crystal display including the same


A polarizing plate and a liquid crystal display including the polarizing plate include: a polarizer; and a surface protective film on a first surface of the polarizer, and the surface protective film includes a first protective film on the first surface of the polarizer, and a primer layer on at least one surface of the first protective film, a refractive index ratio of the first protective film to the primer layer satisfying the equation: 0.6<r1/r2<1.0, where r1 is an index of refraction of the primer layer, and r2 is an index of refraction of the first protective film, and the first protective film has an in-plane retardation (re) of about 500 nm or less and an out-of-plane retardation (rth) of about 10,000 nm or less at a wavelength of 550 nm.. .
Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.


05/26/16
20160146976 

Substrate with moth eye structures and manufacturing thereof


A substrate with moth eye structures and a method of manufacturing thereof are provided. The method includes: providing a substrate including a first surface and a second surface, and forming a plurality of moth eye structures on the first surface.
Asustek Computer Inc.


05/26/16
20160146744 

Coded-aperture x-ray imaging


A method of x-ray imaging includes passing an x-ray beam through a pre-sample mask 8 with a plurality of apertures 32, through a sample 10, and then through a detector mask 6 with aligned apertures 34. The beams are detected.
Ucl Business Plc


05/26/16
20160146428 

Backlight refraction lens


A backlight refraction lens includes a body formed with an incident face and an emergent face, wherein the incident face has a raised periphery and an axis formed with an angle with an axis of the body, the angle, between the axis of the incident face and the axis of the body, set between 35 degrees to 65 degrees such that the ray light going into the body along an incident angle within 15-45 degrees is mostly projected from the emergent face after being refracted. The backlight refraction lens promotes the visibility and identification of objects on the outdoor kanban board when the outdoor kanban board is in a backlight condition such that the conventional leds are unnecessary to the outdoor kanban board that has a series of backlight refraction lens in accordance with the present invention mounted thereon..

05/26/16
20160146424 

Light-emitting device


A light-emitting device includes a light-emitting body and an out-coupling film. The light-emitting body has a light-emitting surface.
Tatung University


05/26/16
20160145156 

Preparation process of the metamaterial with negative index of refraction


There is a preparation process of the metamaterial with a negative index of refraction, especially the lefthanded composite system (ceramic) built from iron and boron nitride fe:bn with a negative refractive index associated with negative values of the magnetic −μ and dielectric −£ permeability. Method of preparation of the fe:bn ceramic includes mixing fe nano or micro particles (synthesized from iron pentacarbonyl fe(co)s) with hexagonal boron nitride (h-bn), grinding the powders, compacting the powder in form of pellets at room temperature and low pressure, placing a pellet in a container (caco3) with graphite heater, and sintering the pellet from ambient pressure to 8 gpa and temperature from room temperature to 2000 degrees c.
Instytut Niskich Temperatur I Baden Strukturalnych Pan Im


05/26/16
20160144534 

Molds for making contact lenses


The present invention general related to a mold for making a contact lens comprises a first mold half having a first mold surface in contact with a polymerizable and/or crosslinkable silicone containing lens forming composition and a second mold half having a second mold surface in contact with the lens-forming composition, and the first mold half and the second mold half are configured to receive each other such that a cavity is formed between the first mold surface and the second mold surface. The cavity defines the shape of a contact lens to be molded.
Novartis Ag


05/26/16
20160143525 

Adaptive infrared retinoscopic device for detecting ocular aberrations


An ocular system for detecting ocular abnormalities and conditions creates photorefractive digital images of a patient's retinal reflex. The system includes a computer control system, a two-dimensional array of infrared irradiation sources and a digital infrared image sensor.

05/19/16
20160139488 

Laser oscillation mechanism


A laser oscillation mechanism includes a pulse laser oscillator which oscillates a pulse laser beam, and an optical path changing unit which changes an angle of an optical path of the pulse laser beam oscillated by the pulse laser oscillator. The optical path changing unit is configured from an acousto-optic deflection unit including an acousto-optic device for changing the optical path of the pulse laser beam oscillated by the pulse laser oscillator within an effective region, and a volume bragg grating which excludes, from among pulse laser beams obtained by changing the angle of the optical path of the pulse laser beam by passing through the acousto-optic device, a pulse laser beam desired to be eliminated by refraction from within the effective region..
Disco Corporation


05/19/16
20160139334 

Interlayer light wave coupling device


An interlayer light wave coupling device includes a substrate; a first core disposed on the substrate and having a first acute structure; a third core spatially set apart from the first core and having a second acute structure; and a second core disposed between the first core and the third core and having a smaller index of refraction than the first core and the third core. The acute structures of the first core and the third core are disposed so as to have no overlap as viewed from above..
National Institute Of Advanced Industrial Science And Technology


05/19/16
20160139328 

Light emitting device


A light emitting device (1) is provided comprising a light source (2) adapted for, in operation, emitting light (13) with a first spectral distribution, a first luminescent light guide (4) comprising a first light input surface (41) and a first light exit surface (42) extending at an angle different from zero to one another, and being adapted for receiving the light (13) with the first spectral distribution at the first light input surface (41), converting the light (13) with the first spectral distribution to light (14) with a second spectral distribution, guiding the light (14) with the second spectral distribution to the first light exit surface (42) and coupling the light (14) with the second spectral distribution out of the first light exit surface (42), and a first transparent heat sink element (3) arranged adjacent to at least one surface of the first luminescent light guide (4) and in the optical path between the light source (2) and the first luminescent light guide (4), the at least one surface being different from the light exit surface (42), wherein the first transparent heat sink element (3) is adapted for redirecting light by means of any one of refraction and diffraction.. .
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


05/19/16
20160139322 

Ultrathin light unit


Provided is a thin light unit for a display device that includes, for example, a high refraction film including an inclined portion at a first side of the high refraction film and a flat portion extended from the inclined portion to a second side of the high refraction film; a second member on the inclined portion at the first side of the high refraction film and having a first width; a first member on the flat portion in a middle of the second side of the high refraction film and separated from the second member; a third member on the flat portion and having the first width; and a light source adjacent to the first member at a side of the flat portion.. .
Covestro Deutschland Ag.


05/19/16
20160137836 

Polyorganosiloxane-containing graft copolymer, thermoplastic resin composition, and molded product


A resin composition having all of higher pigment colorability, low-temperature impact resistance, and flame retardance is provided. A graft copolymer is a polyorganosiloxane-containing graft copolymer formed by polymerizing one or more grafting vinyl monomers (b) in the presence of a rubber (a) containing polyorganosiloxane and a vinyl polymer, wherein the index of refraction of the rubber (a) is in the range of 1.47 to 1.56, and the volume-average particle size is in the range of 300 nm to 2000 nm.
Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160135843 

Intrauterine balloon apparatus, system, and augmenting uterine birthing forces during parturition


An intrauterine balloon apparatus to augment uterine birthing forces and assist fetal descent during parturition is provided. The body of the balloon apparatus begins packaged in a compressed state minimizing volume, enabling delivery through the birth canal.
3vo Medical, Inc.


05/19/16
20160135681 

Methods for objectively determining the visual axis of the eye and measuring its refraction


Provided herein are methods for objectively determining a visual axis of an eye. An optical axis of a measuring instrument is aligned with an unambiguously determinable axis of the eye which is the pupillary axis crossing the vertex of an anterior surface of a cornea and perpendicular to the vertex.
Tracey Technologies, Corp.


05/12/16
20160131888 

Testing slide for microscopes equipped with water immersion or physiology objectives


A testing slide for microscopes equipped with water immersion objectives. The slide has a chamber containing a solid with an index of refraction similar to that of water.
Thorlabs, Inc.


05/12/16
20160131539 

Method for measuring temperature by refraction and change in velocity of waves with magnetic susceptibility


Methods and apparatuses for determining in-situ a temperature of a substrate with a thermal sensor in a vacuum chamber are described herein. In one embodiment a thermal sensor has a transmitter configured to transmit electromagnetic waves, a receiver configured to receive electromagnetic waves, and a controller configured to control the transmitter and receiver, wherein the controller determines a temperature from a difference between the transmitted electromagnetic wave and the received electromagnetic wave..
Applied Materials, Inc.


05/12/16
20160129879 

Method for operation of a safety arrangement in a vehicle


A method is provided for operation of a safety arrangement in a vehicle. The safety arrangement comprises a seat belt, a seat belt retractor and at least one seat position adjustment arrangement for position adjustment of a seat of the vehicle and/or a portion of the seat.
Volvo Car Corporation


05/12/16
20160128563 

Wavefront interactive refraction display


Embodiments of this invention generally relate to systems and methods for wavefront interactive refraction display and more particularly to systems and methods for capturing and displaying eye wavefront interactive refraction data based on the desired refractive state of the patient's eye.. .
Amo Wavefront Sciences, Llc


05/12/16
20160128560 

Computerized refraction prescription determination with sphere calculation


The present disclosure relates generally to a system and method for determining the refractive error of a person, more particularly determining the person's refractive error by using a computerized screen, and providing the person with a prescription for the person's preferred type of corrective lenses. The system and method do not require the trip or expense of a doctor visit, and are optimized for convenience and cost effectiveness.
Opternative, Inc.


05/05/16
20160126417 

Light emitting, photovoltaic or other electronic apparatus and system


The present invention provides an electronic apparatus, such as a lighting device comprised of light emitting diodes (leds) or a power generating apparatus comprising photovoltaic diodes, which may be created through a printing process, using a semiconductor or other substrate particle ink or suspension and using a lens particle ink or suspension. An exemplary apparatus comprises a base; at least one first conductor; a plurality of diodes coupled to the at least one first conductor; at least one second conductor coupled to the plurality of diodes; and a plurality of lenses suspended in a polymer deposited or attached over the diodes.
U.s. Government As Reprsented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administrat


05/05/16
20160125816 

Display apparatus


A display apparatus includes: a display unit including a plurality of pixels; a connection part on the display unit; a plurality of shape-variable parts on the connection part and configured to deform according to a physical quantity applied thereto; and adjustors configured to vary the physical quantity applied to the shape-variable parts to control refraction of light by the shape-variable parts while the light emitted from the pixels passes therethrough.. .
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


05/05/16
20160124245 

Customized lens device and method


A system and method for identifying a custom contact lens for a patient. The method includes receiving as input results from a bare eye examination of a patient including at least a measured sphere power; receiving as input a target or actual measured sphere power of a selected fitting lens; receiving as input results of an over-refraction examination of a patient wearing the fitting lens, wherein the results of the over-refraction examination include at least a measured sphere power; calculating the power delivered by the fitting lens on the patient's eye based on input received from the bare eye examination and over-refraction examinations; calculating an effectiveness ratio using the calculated power delivered by the fitting lens and the target or actual measured sphere power of the fitting lens; and calculating a custom lens power for the patient using the effectiveness ratio and measured sphere power from the bare eye examination..
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.


05/05/16
20160123715 

An overlapped chirped fiber bragg grating sensing fiber and methods and parameter measurement using same


An optical sensor includes an optical fiber inscribed with a repeated refraction pattern such that light scattered from a location on the optical fiber is scattered at multiple frequencies in a range of frequencies. The inscribed patterns overlap at every measurement point along at least a portion of the length of the sensor.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.


05/05/16
20160121640 

Flat concave micro lens for security as an integrated focusing element


An optical security element for currency or other products. The security element includes a film or substrate and an image element provided on an exterior surface of this substrate.
Lumenco, Llc


04/28/16
20160116754 

Dielectric polarizing beam splitter


The invention is a dielectric polarizing beam splitter including a grating-layer disposed over a substantially planar surface of a substrate. The grating-layer can include an array of elongated, substantially-parallel alternating high-index regions and low-index regions.
Moxtek, Inc.


04/28/16
20160116664 

Optical constructions incorporating a light guide and low reflective index films


Optical constructions use a low index of refraction layer disposed between a low absorption layer and a high absorption layer to increase confinement of light to the low absorption region of the optical constructions. Low index layers can be used in optical constructions that have multi-tiered light confinement.
3m Innovative Properties Company


04/28/16
20160116663 

Light down conversion film and display backlight unit using the same


The disclosure provides a display backlight unit and its light down conversion film. The light down conversion film may include a quantum-dot layer sandwiched between input substrate and an exit substrate.
Industrial Technology Research Institute


04/28/16
20160116323 

Multiparameter device for measuring by optical means the filling level of tanks and reservoirs of liquids and liquefied products, the index of refraction, and for image analysis, without moving parts


A new multiparameter device for measuring by optical means, the level of filling of tanks and reservoirs for liquids and liquefied products, index of refraction and image analysis, without moving parts, which is more specifically intended, but without restrictions of application, for the measuring the level of a liquid in a reservoir, besides being able to make possible the distinction and detection of the type of liquid included in this reservoir, by measuring the index of refraction and image analysis of these liquids, performing this task in a simple, practical and efficient manner through a specific configuration utilizing optical and electronic means, without use of moving parts, what allows that the same may be used for numerous applications between them, for the fuel quality control, the fuel identification, the measuring of the index of refraction, flow measurement, color measurement, temperature measurement and pressure measurement, inter alia, and more specifically for application in the automotive and associated industries.. .
Luxtec - Sistemas Ópticos Ltda - Me


04/28/16
20160116134 

Optical and increased oled illumination


An optical and increased oled illumination includes a light-emitting body and an out-coupling film. The light-emitting body has a light-emitting surface.
Tatung University


04/21/16
20160112613 

Image pickup apparatus


An image pickup apparatus includes a lens, an image sensor, an optical filter, and a driving device. The lens focuses light beams from at least one subject to form an optical image, and the image sensor receives the optical image and converts the optical image into at least one electric signal.

04/21/16
20160111781 

System for generation and management of orbital angular momentum in an electromagnetic radiation by means of special lens


The electromagnetic radiation carries both energy and angular momentum. The angular momentum can be divided into the components “spin angular momentum” (i.e.

04/21/16
20160109753 

Three-dimensional display apparatus


A display device includes; a display panel, a lens substrate facing the display panel, an air layer disposed between the display panel and the lens substrate, and a light refraction portion disposed on a surface of the lens substrate facing the display panel, wherein an average refractive index of the light refraction portion taken along a plane substantially parallel to the display panel increases in a direction substantially parallel to a path of light from the display panel to the lens substrate.. .

04/21/16
20160108267 

Inks for 3d printing gradient refractive index (grin) optical components


Optical inks suitable for 3d printing fabrication of gradient refractive index (grin) optical components are composed of a monomer matrix material [100] in which ligand-functionalized nanoparticles [102] are well dispersed at more than 2% loading to induce a change in the index of refraction of the matrix of at least 0.02. The ligands are less than 1.2 nm in length and are covalently bonded to both the nanoparticles and the monomer matrix.

04/21/16
20160106590 

Re-treatment for ophthalmic correction of refraction


A planning device generating control data for a treatment apparatus for refraction-correcting ophthalmic surgery is provided, said apparatus using a laser device to separate a corneal volume, which is to be removed for correction, from the surrounding cornea by at least one cut surface in the cornea of an eye, said planning device comprising an interface for receiving corneal data including information on pre-operative cuts which were generated in a previous ophthalmic operation, and computing means for defining a corneal cut surface which confines the corneal volume to be removed, said computing means defining the corneal cut surface on the basis of the corneal data and generating a control dataset for the corneal cut surface for control of the laser device.. .

04/14/16
20160100757 

Ocular fundus camera system and methodology


An ocular fundus camera system and an associated methodology. The system includes (a) an image sensor disposed along a fundus-image reflection path adjacent that path's downstream end, and in optical communication with light carried in this path, (b) an aperture centered on the reflection path's long axis, operatively associated with, and stationary with respect to, the sensor at a location which is upstream from the sensor, and (c), for accomplishing (1) precision fundus-image focusing on the sensor, and additionally (2) autorefraction, optical, light-content shifting structure, operable selectively for producing, within that portion of the reflection path which is disposed downstream from the shifting structure, relative trans-axial displacement solely of any non-collimated light carried in that portion of the main path which is disposed upstream from the shifting structure..

04/07/16
20160096120 

Puppet control mechanism


An apparatus comprises a puppet device. The apparatus also comprises a control mechanism operably connected to the puppet device to control movement of the puppet device.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.


03/31/16
20160091751 

Liquid crystal display device


The present invention provides a liquid crystal display device, which includes a liquid crystal panel (1) and a collimated exit light backlight module (3). The liquid crystal panel (1) includes a cf substrate (11), an array substrate (13), and a liquid crystal layer (12).
Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co. Ltd.


03/31/16
20160091167 

Illumination lens


Light sources include light-emitting surfaces only on a condenser lens side to emit illumination light. The condenser lens and the refraction optical member are formed integrally..
Oshino Lamps Limited


03/31/16
20160089021 

Photorefraction ocular screening device and methods


A photorefraction ocular screening device for assessing vision and corresponding disorders associated with the human ocular system is provided. More specifically, the present invention provides for a photorefraction ocular screening device employing advanced methods of pupil detection and refractive error analysis.
Welch Allyn, Inc.


03/24/16
20160087114 

Broadband antireflection coatings under coverglass using ion gun assisted evaporation


The present disclosure generally relates to broadband antireflective coatings for reducing reflection of light in the infrared without compromising visible light reflectance in multijunction solar cells bonded to coverglass, and methods of forming the same. The antireflective coatings include a high index, one or more intermediate index, and low index of refraction dielectric layers.
The Boeing Company


03/24/16
20160084751 

Polarized light imaging apparatus and methods thereof for separating light from a surface of a sample its deeper diffuse layers


A polarized light imaging apparatus is provided. In an embodiment, the apparatus comprises a light source for producing light beams; an illumination optic coupled to the light source for guiding the light beams towards the sample; a linear polarizer coupled to the illumination optic and configured to produce a linearly polarized light towards the sample respective of the light beams; a tir birefringent polarizing prism (bpp) coupled to the sample to maximize a refraction difference between ordinary waves and extraordinary waves of light returning from the sample; and a detection optic unit coupled to the non-tir bpp for guiding the light waves returning from the sample towards a single polarization sensitive sensor element (se), the se is configured to capture at least one frame of the sample respective of the light waves returning from the superficial single-scattering layer of the sample apart from the deeper diffuse layer..
Mobileodt Ltd


03/24/16
20160082867 

System and seat retraction during an autonomous driving mode


Example embodiments presented herein are directed toward a seat assembly, and corresponding method, for seat retraction in a vehicle during an autonomous driving mode. Seat refraction is provided by detecting a user initiated input for the retraction.
Volvo Car Corporation




Refraction topics: Refraction, Semiconductor, Transparent Electrode, Scattering, Nanoparticle, Distributed, Liquid Crystal Display, Liquid Crystal, Irradiation, Second Wave, Integrated Circuit, Light Guide, Data Processing, Laser Vision, Treatments

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