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20110194083Magnetically Actuated System - A magnetically actuated system includes a conductor and a magnetic field apparatus to generate a magnetic field. The magnetic field apparatus includes magnets and magnetically permeable materials to focus the magnetic field in areas of the conductor that produce a drive torque when the conductor carries a current.08-11-2011
20110194082MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEM WITH REDUCED SPECKLE CONTRAST - The present disclosure describes, among other things, a reduced speckle contrast microelectromechanical system. One exemplary embodiment includes micromechanical structures configured to form a uniform reflective surface on a substrate, an elastic substance coupled to the substrate, and an energy source that applies a voltage to the elastic substance to alter the shape of the surface of the substrate, for example, by about 10% to about 25% of a wavelength of light projected onto the substrate at a frequency of at least 60 Hz. Another exemplary embodiment includes micromechanical structures formed on a surface of a substrate, a reflective diaphragm connected to the substrate, an elastic substance coupled to the diaphragm, and an energy source that applies a voltage to the elastic substance to vibrate the diaphragm at a frequency of at least 60 Hz.08-11-2011
20130077063Projection Display System - A projection display system includes a projection display unit and a member in a form of one of a windable screen, a white board and a notice board. The projection display unit projects an image light onto a projection plane of the member to display an image thereon. The projection display unit includes a light source, an image display element, a lighting optical system irradiating a beam of light from the light source on the image display element, and a projection optical system projecting the image light from the image display element toward the member. The projection optical system includes, in order toward the member from the image display element, a front lens group, and a reflecting mirror shaped to be axial-asymmetrical with respect to the optical axis.03-28-2013
20130077062PROJECTOR SYSTEM HAVING INTERCHANGEABLE LIGHT SOURCE MODULES - A projector system has interchangeable light source modules. The projector housing contains an imaging panel and a projection engine and has an inlet for receiving light from an external light source. At least one light source module contains a light source, a light outlet, and an internal focusing system such that substantially all of the light generated by the light system passes out through said outlet. The projector housing and module housing each contain hardware for releasably connecting the two separate housings to one another at a precise relative location so that substantially all of the light generated inside the module housing and exiting the outlet enters through the inlet of said projector housing.03-28-2013
20090122278NON-SPECULAR FOLDING MIRROR AND A SYSTEM OF USING THE SAME - A non-specular reflective optical element comprises a reflective surface. A beam of incident light can be reflected such that the reflective angle may or may not be the same as the incident angle. In an exemplary application of a rear projection system, the non-specular folding mirror is used to project the modulated light from a light valve onto a translucent screen.05-14-2009
20100073644SAFE LIGHT SCANNING PROJECTION DEVICE - The present invention relates to a projection device comprising a body (03-25-2010
20090237627Display Apparatus Using Micro Mirror Unit, and Method for Controlling Micro Mirror Unit - In a method for driving a micro mirror such as MEMS mirror and a display apparatus using the method, there are provided a mirror driving unit for driving the micro mirror which operates in a resonant mode and a nonresonant mode, a driving-condition setting unit for setting a mirror driving condition, a switching unit for switching on/off a mirror driving signal in the nonresonant mode, and a look-up table for indicating the relationship of a mirror response with respect to the driving condition already known in advance. The switching unit controls the transmission of the nonresonant-mode mirror driving signal while grasping the mirror response state with respect to the mirror driving signal, thereby finely increasing and decreasing a driving torque for the micro mirror. This fine increase and decrease allows the micro mirror to be fluctuated stably, and a further enhancement in the fluctuation rate.09-24-2009
20130038847ILLUMINATION OPTICAL SYSTEM AND A PROJECTOR USING THE SAME - The present invention seeks to realize a small etendu illumination optical system, a longer operating life and a higher brightness. The illumination optical system comprises: a laser light source that generates an excitation light; a fluorescent substance that generates a fluorescent light in response to the excitation light, a light tunnel that outputs the excitation light input at one end thereof to the fluorescent substance from the other end thereof, and that outputs the fluorescent light generated by the fluorescent substance from the one end thereof; and a mirror that is placed within a light path between the laser light source and the light tunnel, and that reflects the fluorescent light, the mirror having an aperture formed thereon that allows the excitation light to pass through.02-14-2013
20130033685ILLUMINATION OPTICAL SYSTEM AND PROJECTION DISPLAY APPARATUS - Disclosed is an illumination optical system that includes: two solid-state light sources (02-07-2013
20100321643PROJECTION TYPE IMAGE DISPLAY - A projection type image display apparatus for projecting optical fluxes from a light source onto a projection plane so as to display an image, provided with a reflection mirror arranged in such a manner that the reflection mirror interrupts an optical path of the projection light in the direct projection mode when the reflection mode is set and reflects the projection light to the backside of the projection type image display apparatus, and when the reflection mode is set, the projection type image display apparatus is tilted to the backside. The projection type image display apparatus is further provided with an adjustment leg arranged in a front portion of a bottom plane of the projection type image display apparatus and extended by a predetermined leg length, and thereby the projection type image display apparatus is tilted to the backside.12-23-2010
20090147224IMAGE PROJECTION DEVICE - An image projection apparatus according to the present invention includes a light source for outputting laser light and a mirror section for reflecting and projecting the laser light having been output from the light source, and displays an image with at least a portion of the projected laser light. The image projection apparatus includes a detection section for detecting at least a portion of the laser light returning from a projection direction of the laser light, and a calculation section for determining an image displayable region based on the detected light. The mirror section reflects at least a portion of the laser light returning from the projection direction of the laser light so as to be led into the detection section.06-11-2009
20130070216IMAGE PROJECTION APPARATUS - Provided is an image projection apparatus, such as a projector, including a light source; an image generating element such as a DMD that receives light from the light source and forms an image; an image generating unit that irradiates the image generating element with the light from the light source; a first optical system including multiple transmission refractive optical elements; a second optical system arranged on an optical path of outgoing light of the first optical system and including a reflection optical element; and a projection optical system that enlarges and projects an image conjugate to the image generated by the image generating element as a projected image. The light source, the image generating unit, and the first optical system are arranged side by side in series in a direction parallel with the projected image plane.03-21-2013
20090040478Discharge lamp, light source device and projector - A discharge lamp includes: an emitting portion in which a pair of electrodes are disposed, an electric discharge being generated between the pair of electrodes so as to emit light; at least either one electrode of the pair of the electrodes including: a small-diameter portion; and a large-diameter portion provided on an end of the small-diameter portion closer to the other electrode, the large-diameter portion having a larger diameter than the small-diameter portion; and the large-diameter portion including a projecting part, the projecting part projecting outward from the large-diameter portion.02-12-2009
20100128234PROJECTION IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND PROJECTION OPTICAL SYSTEM - A projection image display device includes a light source; an illumination optical system that uniformly irradiates a surface of an image modulating element (primary image surface) with a light beam emitted from the light source; and a projection optical system that performs with respect to a screen (a secondary image surface) extended projection on image information provided at the primary image surface and modulated by the image modulating element. The projection optical system includes a first optical system having a positive refractive power, and a second optical system having a concave reflecting surface. The first optical system has a common optical axis at which all optical components of the first optical system have rotationally symmetric surfaces, and a screen shift function that causes the secondary image surface to be moved by moving at least one of the optical components of the first optical system substantially perpendicularly to the optical axis.05-27-2010
20090237628OPTICAL REFLECTION DEVICE AND IMAGE PROJECTOR INCLUDNG THE SAME - An optical reflection device includes a mirror adapted to reflect light thereon, a first meander vibration beam supporting the mirror rotatably about the first rotation axis, a movable frame connected to the first meander vibration beam, a second meander vibration beam supporting the movable frame rotatably about a second rotation axis, and a supporter connected to the second meander vibration beam. The first meander vibration beam meanderingly extends along a first rotation axis, and has a first end and a second end opposite to the first end. The movable frame is connected to the second end of the first meander vibration beam. The second meander vibration beam extends meanderingly along the second rotation axis perpendicular to the first rotation axis, and has a third end and a fourth end opposite to the third end. The supporter is connected to the fourth end of the second meander vibration beam. The mirror is coupled to the movable frame only via the first meander vibration beam. This optical reflection device has a large angle by which the mirror rotates about the first rotation axis.09-24-2009
20100085543IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE - An image display device of the present invention includes two lamps A and B as light sources. A mirror is pivotally moved to supply light from the lamp A, B to an optical system. In the case where the lamp A is used, the mirror is temporarily driven in the direction of lamp B before the lamp A is activated. Thereafter, the mirror is returned to the position where the lamp A is used, and is pressed against a restraining member. Thereby, the mirror is positioned at a proper angle with respect to the light from the lamp A when the lamp A is activated.04-08-2010
20100085544ILLUMINATING DEVICE, IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE, AND MIRROR UNIT - A mirror unit of the present invention includes a base member constituted of an upper plate portion, a lower plate portion, a connecting portion connecting the upper plate portion and the lower plate portion, and wall portions. A mirror holder for holding a mirror is pivotally supported between the upper plate portion and the lower plate portion. A recess is formed in the wall portions. An adjuster is mounted in the recess. Screw holes extend through the recess, and adjusting screws are engaged in the screw holes. Lifting amounts of plate portions of the adjuster can be adjusted by the adjusting screws. The tilt angle of the mirror is adjusted so that the mirror is properly tilted with respect to a light flux from either one of two lamps.04-08-2010
20110299049PROJECTION TYPE DISPLAY APPARATUS - A projection type display apparatus includes: a lens group comprising a plurality of lenses arranged in the traveling direction of light with respect to an image display element; a first lens arranged in the traveling direction of light with respect to the lens group; a second lens arranged in the traveling direction of light with respect to the first lens; and a mirror for reflecting light emitted from the second lens and obliquely projecting the reflected light onto a screen, wherein a lens, among the lens group, nearest to the first lens is a meniscus lens with its convex surface facing the direction of the first lens, wherein the first lens is a meniscus lens with its convex surface facing the direction of the second lens, and wherein the second lens is a meniscus lens with its convex surface facing the direction of the mirror.12-08-2011
20110285973PROJECTION OPTICAL APPARATUS - The projection optical apparatus of the invention comprises a projection optical system 11-24-2011
20120099085LIGHT EMITTING DIODE PACKAGE AND PROJECTION APPARATUS - A light emitting diode package including a carrier, at least one LED chip, and a light guide element. The LED chip is disposed on the carrier. The light guide element including a light transmissive body, a light integration part, a reflective film, and a support part is disposed on the carrier and located above the LED chip. The light integration part connected to the light transmissive body and disposed between the light transmissive body and the LED chip has a light incident surface facing the LED chip and at least one side surface. The side surface connects the light transmissive body and the light incident surface. The reflective film is disposed on the side surface. The support part leaning on the carrier is connected to the light transmissive body and surrounds the light integration part. The light transmissive body, the light integration part, and the support part are integrally formed.04-26-2012
20110292355REFRACTIVE OPTICS AND PROJECTION DISPLAY APPARATUS - Disclosed are a projection display apparatus and a projection optics provided in the projection display apparatus. The projection optics has a refractive optics and a reflective optics. In the refractive optics, a lens (non-circular lens) provided on a reflective optics side has a non-circular shape forming part of an imaginary circular region whose center is an optical axis center of the refractive optics. In other words, the non-circular lens has a shape of a cut-out portion of an imaginary circular lens having an optical axis center coinciding with the optical axis center of the refractive optics.12-01-2011
20090190102REFLECTOR, LIGHT SOURCE APPARATUS, AND PROJECTOR - A reflector used in combination with a light emitting portion that emits light and disposed around a central axis on which the light emitting portion is disposed includes a curved reflection section having the substantially same shape as that of a surface of revolution around the central axis, the curved reflection section reflecting light from the light emitting portion, and a flat deflection section formed on a flat surface positioned closer to the central axis than the surface of revolution, the flat deflection section deflecting the light from the light emitting portion forward. The flat deflection section has a plurality of structural members formed on the flat surface.07-30-2009
20090190103LASER PROJECTOR PERFORMING LASER RASTER SCAN USING A SCANNING MIRROR - An enlarging optical unit receives laser light emitted from a laser light source, enlarges a light flux of the received laser light to have a diverging angle corresponding to a swing angle of a scanning mirror and provides it to the scanning mirror.07-30-2009
20110267588PROJECTOR - A projector includes a main body and an optical assembly. The main body forms an image and projects the image to a first screen through a lens of the main body. The optical assembly is detachable from the light path of the lens, and is used for reflecting light beams emitted from the lens to project an image on a second screen when the optical assembly is in the light path of the lens. When the optical assembly is detached from the light path of the lens, the optical assembly projects the image on the first screen. The first screen and the second screen are on two adjacent perpendicular surfaces, such as a wall and a ceiling.11-03-2011
20080266531DISPLAY APPARATUS, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, AND REFLECTIVE MIRROR MODULE - A display apparatus including a main body and a housing is provided. The main body includes a light source and a light modulator module. The light source is used for providing a beam. The light modulator module modulates the beam according to an electrical image signal. The housing includes a base, an upper cover, and a reflective mirror. The base has an opening for allowing the modulated beam to pass through. The upper cover is pivotally connected to the base. The reflective mirror is disposed on the upper cover. The modulated beam passing through the opening is suitable to be reflected by the reflective mirror. An electronic apparatus and a reflective mirror module are also provided.10-30-2008
20090310092PROJECTOR - A projector includes: a light source device; an optical modulation device; a projection optical device; and an exterior casing, wherein a luminous flux passage opening for allowing the image light projected magnified from the projection optical device to pass through is formed in a first surface of the exterior casing, the projection optical device includes an aspheric mirror which reflects the image light to the first surface side, and magnifies and projects the image light via the luminous flux passage opening, and the exterior casing is provided with a transmissive member which closes the luminous flux passage opening; and a cover which, being movably attached to the first surface, moves between a closed position in which the transmissive member is covered and an open position in which the transmissive member is exposed.12-17-2009
20120287409HIGH-PRESSURE DISCHARGE LAMP, LAMP UNIT, AND PROJECTOR-TYPE IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS - A high-pressure discharge lamp comprising an arc tube, the arc tube including: a light-emitting part which is substantially ellipsoidal; and sealing parts which extend from either end of the light-emitting part and in which bases of electrodes are sealed, the arc tube enclosing 0.2 mg/mm11-15-2012
20090262314Laser Projector - Disclosed in a laser projector to display an image by projecting a laser beam from a laser light source to a projection screen including an electromagnetic driven scan mirror to scan the laser beam from the laser light source, a detection unit to detect a back EMF which is generated by a drive of the electromagnetic driven scan mirror at a time of start-up of the laser projector, a first determination unit to determine whether a value of the back EMF which is detected by the detection unit exceeded a predetermined threshold or not and a light source control unit to start a lighting of the laser light source when the value of the back EMF is determined as exceeding the predetermined threshold by the determination unit.10-22-2009
20090296049PROJECTION DISPLAY DEVICE - A projection display device includes a three-color LED source having a red LED, a green LED and a blue LED, a light pipe for making uniform illumination distribution of light emitted from the three-color LED source, an optical lens for making the light from the light pipe into parallel light, and a light modulation element for modulating the light from the optical lens. The optical lens includes a first toroidal lens element provided with a first entrance face on which the light whose angle with respect to an optical axis is a predetermined angle is incident to image the light, and a first exit face which emits the light incident from the first entrance face, and a second lens element provided with a second entrance face which is adjacently disposed to the first exit face in an optical axis direction.12-03-2009
20100277703PROJECTION OPTICAL UNIT, PROJECTION-TYPE IMAGE DISPLAYING APPARATUS AND PROJECTION-TYPE IMAGE DISPLAYING SYSTEM - A projection optical unit for a projection display apparatus, which displays an image upon a projection surface, obliquely, includes a front lens group disposed in a direction from an image display element to a projection surface, a rear lens group, and a reflection mirror formed so that a curvature of a portion for reflecting a light beam incident upon a lower end portion of the projection surface is larger than a curvature of a portion for reflecting a light beam incident upon an upper end of the projection surface. An optical axis of the front lens group and the rear lens group is more inclined with respect to a direction of the portion of the reflection mirror for reflecting the light beam incident upon the lower end portion of the projection surface than a normal line direction of the image display element.11-04-2010
20110267589PROJECTION-TYPE IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND PROJECTION-TYPE IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM - A projection-type image display device includes an image light generator configured to generate image light, a projection optics configured to project the image light onto a screen. The projection optics includes a reflection mirror configured to reflect the image light toward the screen, the image light outputted from the image light generator. A projection-type image display device includes a protective cover provided on an optical path of the image light reflected by the reflection mirror. The protective cover has a transmissive region transmitting the image light reflected by the reflection mirror.11-03-2011
20080239251Optical System for a Thin, Low-Chin, Projection Television - A micro-mirror based projection display system in an enclosure with minimum chin and depth measurements is disclosed. A solid-state laser light source generates light of multiple primary colors that is modulated by a digital micro-mirror device. The projection optics of the system include a telecentric rear group of glass lenses with spherical surfaces, followed by a pair of aspheric lenses formed of plastic. A folding mirror is disposed between the aspheric lenses, to reduce the depth of the enclosure, and an aspheric mirror projects the image onto a TIR Fresnel projection screen. The aspheric lenses are magnifying, to reduce the magnification required of the aspheric mirror, and the aspheric lenses and mirror are clipped to reduce enclosure volume.10-02-2008
20110205503HIGH-PRESSURE MERCURY VAPOR DISCHARGE LAMP AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A HIGH-PRESSURE MERCURY VAPOR DISCHARGE LAMP - A high-pressure mercury vapor discharge lamp (08-25-2011
20100141907Projection-Type Image Display Apparatus - A projection-type image display apparatus includes an image display element, a light source unit, an enlarging projection optical unit, and a display controller portion. The enlarging projection optical unit, includes a projection lens, a group of lenses which are disposed on a same optical axis, sequentially arranged from a side of the image display element and which include at least one lens having a lens surface, and a reflection mirror having a reflection surface which is disposed between the group of lenses and a display portion. The image display element has a display surface larger than a display surface of the display portion, when an entirety of the image display element is enlargedly projected on the display portion through the enlarging projection optical unit; and the display controller portion enables movement of the image on the display surface of the image display element.06-10-2010
20080231817Projection-type display apparatus and control method for projection-type display apparatus as well as control program for projection-type display apparatus - Exemplary embodiments provide a projection-type display apparatus, which can address or realize a reduction in weight and size, a reduction in power consumption, and a reduction in noise, and address or realize a reduction in price, and a control method for the projection-type display apparatus, as well as a control program for the projection-type display apparatus. The projection-type display apparatus includes a solid-state light source that emits light, a mirror device that controls an emitting direction of the incident light to thereby subject the incident light to temporal modulation, and a projecting device that projects the modulated light.09-25-2008
20100128233LED LIGHT SHAPING DEVICE AND ILLUMINATION SYSTEM - An LED light shaping device and illumination system are provided. According to one embodiment, a light shaping lens is configured to shape light emitted from a light source and direct the light on a display panel for projection. The light shaping lens comprises a light input surface configured to receive light emitted from the light source a reflective surface configured to reflect at least part of the light received by the light source; and a light output surface having a first curvature in a first direction and a second curvature in a second direction, wherein the light output surface is configured to emit the light that is received by the light input surface and reflected by the reflective surface, and wherein the first curvature and the second curvature are configured to shape the light such that the emitted light has an oval cross section.05-27-2010
20080218705Projection display device - A projection display device comprises a main body cabinet, a projection lens section to which light modulated by a light modulating element entered, and a mirror section for reflecting the light emitted from the projection lens section to a projection plane. A level difference depending on an arrangement shift of the projection lens section and the mirror section is formed on a second side surface facing a first side surface having light projection port of the main body cabinet. Furthermore, the projection display device comprises a level difference correction section for directing the light from the mirror section in a desired direction by correcting the level difference, when the main body cabinet is planed on a plane to be placed, the second side surface facing the plane to be placed.09-11-2008
20100321644PROJECTOR - A projector includes: an exterior housing configuring an exterior; a projection optical device which projects an image toward a projection surface; and a plurality of operation buttons which, being disposed in such a way as to be exposed to the outside of the exterior housing, an image opening for allowing the image projected from the projection optical device to pass through is formed in one sidewall, among sidewalls configuring the exterior housing, which intersects in a vertical direction, the projection optical device includes a reflecting mirror which reflects the image, and projects it through the image opening, and the plurality of operation buttons are disposed on a side of the one sidewall farther from the projection surface than the image opening.12-23-2010
20080304023Tilting actuator for light-projection - Disclosed herein is a tilting actuator for light-projection. The actuator comprises a mirror for reflecting light being projected from a light source, a tilting portion on which the mirror rests, a support portion, a hinge portion formed to connect the tilting portion and the support portion with each other, and a driver portion for tilting the tilting portion about the tilting axis with respect to the support portion. The hinge portion is disposed on a tilting axis of the tilting portion. The hinge portion has a ‘+’ shaped cross-section.12-11-2008
20090096998PROJECTOR WITH ILLUMINATED LOGO REGION - A projector equipped with an illuminated logo region includes a light source including a reflector defining an opening and a light-emitting portion contained by the reflector, a light-modulating device, a lens, a housing, and a logo region. The light-emitting portion emits light radially. Part of the light is emitted directly through the opening of the reflector and/or is reflected by the reflector through the opening to be received by the light-modulating device to be modulated to produce a projecting light before being received by the lens and then projected to form an image on a surface. Another part of the light is transmitted through the reflector to illuminate the logo region. The housing is configured for housing the light source, the light-modulating device, and the lens. The logo region is inlaid in a portion of the housing corresponding to the reflector, to be illuminated by the another part of light.04-16-2009
20120069307HIGH-VOLTAGE DISCHARGE LAMP, LAMP UNIT, PROJECTION IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING HIGH-VOLTAGE DISCHARGE LAMP - Disclosed is a high-pressure discharge lamp (03-22-2012
20080316440OPTICAL SYSTEM UNIT AND PROJECTOR INCLUDING THE SAME OPTICAL SYSTEM - An optical system unit having a light smoothing unit for emitting a light beam which is substantially parallel to an optical axis and a projector including the optical system unit are provided. The optical system unit includes a light source-side optical system, a display device for forming an image by reflected light and a projection-side optical system, whereby a light beam emitted from the light source unit is shone on to the display device via the light source-side optical system, an image is formed by the display device, and the image so formed is projected on to a screen via the projection-side optical system. The light smoothing unit of the light source-side optical system is such that at least one side of sides other than an incident side and an emitting side is disposed obliquely relative to a side which the at least one side confronts so that an area of the emitting side becomes larger than an area of the incident side.12-25-2008
20090251670OPTICAL FEEDBACK FOR HIGH SPEED SCAN MIRROR - An image projection system (10-08-2009
20090027632Bag type presentation apparatus - A bag type presentation apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a bag-shaped case body having an upper case and a lower case, a curved reflective screen having a focus, and a small projector. The reflective screen is mounted at an inner surface of the upper case and has a reflectance of 4 to 50%. The reflective screen is a curved or spherical reflective screen or a fresnel reflective screen, to straightly reflect a light projected from the small projector located at the focal position thereof, thereby preventing a hot spot and realizing a high screen brightness of 4 to 50 times that of a conventional screen. The projector uses a LED as a light source and has a weight and volume of a fourth that of a conventional projector. The projector is positioned at a focal position of the reflective screen based on the curvature of the reflective screen when in use, and is received in the bag-shaped body case when being carried.01-29-2009
20090051886Illumination Device and Projector - An illumination device includes a light source device including an ellipsoidal reflector with a reflecting concave surface and a light emitting tube having an emission center in the vicinity of a first focal position of the ellipsoidal reflector, and defining a first focal position and a second focal position of the ellipsoidal reflector in a cross-sectional plane in a first virtual plane including a center axis of the ellipsoidal reflector as F02-26-2009
20130215400PROXIMITY PROJECTOR HAVING A DUST-PROOF COVER - A proximity projection-type projector includes a housing; a dust-proof cover arranged on a top portion of the housing; and a projection unit arranged within the housing. The projection unit projects projection light though the dust-proof cover on the housing toward a screen disposed outside the housing. An anti-reflection film forms a light incident surface of the dust-proof cover.08-22-2013
20110228234REFLECTIVE OPTICAL ELEMENT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCTION OF SUCH AN OPTICAL ELEMENT - In order to produce stress-reduced reflective optical elements (09-22-2011
20100149496LIGHT SOURCE APPARATUS, LIGHT SOURCE CONTROL METHOD, AND PROJECTOR APPARATUS - A light source apparatus includes a light source emitting light, an optical deflection element deflecting and exciting the emitted light, and a light conversion member cyclically outputting source light components having a plurality of hues in accordance with irradiation positions in a time-sharing manner based on the irradiation using the light deflected by the optical deflection element.06-17-2010
20100014058IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE - The present image display device is an image display device that scans laser beams emitted from light sources 01-21-2010
20100182575PROJECTION-TYPE IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND PROJECTION-TYPE IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM - A projection-type image display device includes an image light generator configured to generate image light, a projection optics configured to project the image light onto a screen. The projection optics includes a s reflection mirror configured to reflect the image light toward the screen, the image light outputted from the image light generator. A projection-type image display device includes a protective cover provided on an optical path of the image light reflected by the reflection mirror. The protective cover has a transmissive region transmitting the image light reflected by the reflection mirror.07-22-2010
20100165308PROJECTOR - A projector includes: a projection unit that projects projection light toward an illuminated surface; a housing that houses the projection unit and has an opening that allows the projection light to exit outward; and a cover portion that blocks the opening and transmits the projection light, wherein a plurality of areas is set in the cover portion relative to the projection unit, and a process of changing the reflectance of the light-incident surface of the cover portion at which the projection light is reflected is performed on each of the areas.07-01-2010
20100259731ILLUMINATION SYSTEM, HIGH-PRESSURE DISCHARGE LAMP AND IMAGE PROJECTION SYSTEM - The invention relates to an illumination system(10-14-2010
20100259730PORTABLE PROJECTOR - A portable projector includes a housing, a reflecting unit, and a projecting unit. The reflecting unit includes a foldable cover rotatably hinged to the housing, and a reflector fixed on the foldable cover. The projecting unit is received in the housing, and is directed at the reflecting unit, and is configured for projecting an image to a projection screen via the image being reflected off by the reflector.10-14-2010
20100157258PROJECTION DISPLAY SYSTEM - A projection display system includes a full-surround screen, at least one reflective element, and a first projection unit. The full-surround screen defines an accommodation space in the shape of a column. The reflective element is disposed in the accommodation space, and the reflective element has a bottom surface and at least one side surface connected with the bottom surface, the side surface of the reflective element faces the full-surround screen. The first projection unit is used for projecting a first image beam on the side surface of the reflective element, and the side surface of the reflective element reflects the first image beam to allow the first image beam to fall upon the full-surround screen.06-24-2010
20110116057REFLECTOR MOUNTING STRUCTURE AND PROJECTION DISPLAY DEVICE - A reflector mounting structure includes a reflector and a fixing member. The reflector includes: a reflecting surface; a reflector body having the reflecting surface formed thereon; a pair of first connecting units provided respectively at an end face of the reflector body and having a substantially spherical first protrusion at an end thereof; and a second connecting unit provided at an end face of the reflector body. The fixing member which supports the reflector includes a pair of first supporting units respectively having a planar contact portion and bringing the contact portion into contact with an end of the first protrusion, and a second supporting unit.05-19-2011
20100208218OPTICAL DEVICE AND PROJECTOR - An optical device includes: a housing; and a reflection member disposed at a predetermined position within the housing, the housing includes a receiving opening through which the reflection member is inserted to be accommodated in the housing, and an attachment unit to which the reflection member is attached, the reflection member includes a front portion which has a reflection area for reflecting supplied light, a back portion positioned on the side opposite to the front portion, and a fixing unit positioned within the surface of the back portion and fixed to the attachment unit, and the fixing unit has an opening into which a position control jig inserted in an attachment direction of attaching the reflection member to the attachment unit through the receiving opening is inserted.08-19-2010
20120194788DISCHARGE LAMP, LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE AND PROJECTOR - A discharge lamp includes a pair of electrodes for discharge and a discharge container having an inner space formed by quartz glass for separately placing the pair of electrodes and enclosing a discharge medium therein, a bulging part that surrounds the inner space, a pair of sealing parts that extend from ends of the bulging part and respectively support the pair of electrodes, an inner protective layer provided from a top portion opposed to a center of the pair of electrodes to a peripheral portion located at sides of the pair of sealing parts on an inner surface of the bulging part and having a thickness of the peripheral portion thinner than that of the top portion.08-02-2012
20090115975IMAGE PROJECTION APPARATUS - An image projection apparatus (i.e., a projector), having a light source unit 05-07-2009
20100231872METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING HIGH-PRESSURE DISCHARGE LAMP, HIGH-PRESSURE DISCHARGE LAMP, LAMP UNIT AND PROJECTION-TYPE IMAGE DISPLAY - The present invention is directed to a method for manufacturing a high-pressure discharge lamp including: a spherical portion forming a light-emitting portion (09-16-2010
20090066919PROJECTION OPTICAL SYSTEM AND IMAGE DISPLAYING APPARATUS - Disclosed is a projection optical system including a projection surface configured such that an image conjugate to an object is projected, plural optical elements having a refractive power, and a deflecting element having no refractive power configured to deflect an optical path of a light beam and to pass the light beam having a deflected optical path between the plural optical elements, wherein a normal line of the projection surface at a center of the projection surface does not pass through the plural optical elements or between the plural optical elements.03-12-2009
20110242506PROJECTION APPARATUS - A projection apparatus comprising a projection unit provided with an optical system that projects an image, a housing that houses the projection unit, a first surface, provided at the housing, that functions as a distance reference surface that defines a distance from a projection window that the housing is provided with to a projection surface that projects the image and as a first placement surface used when setting the housing, and a second surface, provided at the housing, that perpendicularly intersects the first surface and functions as a second placement surface when setting the housing is provided.10-06-2011
20110211176OPTICAL SYSTEM AND PROJECTOR - An optical system and a projector utilizing the optical system can prevent tilted projection, hence ensuring that keystone distortion will not occur. The inventive optical system includes a lens group and a reflection layer. The lens group has a plurality of lens elements, and is utilized for guiding an input light beam. A shape of each of lens elements is substantially identical to a shape of a half of a rotationally symmetrical lens. The reflection layer is disposed under the lens group, and utilized for reflecting an incident light beam. As a result, the optical system is configured for guiding the output light beam derived from the input light beam to be projected onto an area substantially higher than a common line.09-01-2011
20110128510PROJECTION IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS - A projection display apparatus 06-02-2011
20110242504Rear Projection System - The present disclosure generally relates to a rear projection system. The rear projection system may include a housing assembly configured to house at least a portion of a speaker system. The housing assembly may include a multi-function panel that is at least partially optically transmissive and includes an acoustically transparent portion. The rear projection system may further include a rear projection device positioned within the housing assembly and10-06-2011
20110242505LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE AND PROJECTOR - A light source device includes an arc tube having a tube spherical portion containing a light emission portion and a pair of sealing portions, a reflector and a sub mirror having a reflecting portion and a fixing portion. The reflector is so shaped that at least an end on one side is removed in a cross-sectional view cut along a predetermined plane containing a revolution center axis. The fixing portion of the sub mirror is so constructed as to cover at least the sealing portion as one of the pair of the sealing portions of the arc tube through an area larger than the half of the outer circumference of the sealing portion.10-06-2011
20100053571Wavelength Conversion Devices Having Multi-Component Output Faces and Systems Incorporating The Same - The present invention relates generally to wavelength conversion devices and laser projection systems incorporating the same. According to one embodiment of the present invention, wavelength conversion devices are provided without limitation of their field of use to laser projection systems. For example, the wavelength conversion device may comprise an axial waveguide portion and a pair of lateral planar waveguide portions confined between a pair of relatively low index cladding layers. The effective index of refraction in the axial waveguide portion of the waveguide region and the effective index of refraction in the lateral planar waveguide portions of the waveguide region are established such that the relatively low intensity laterally distributed parasitic light is characterized by a scattering angle θ that is at least as large as the beam divergence angle of the relatively high intensity light propagating in the axial waveguide portion.03-04-2010
20100060866MICRO-PROJECTOR - A micro-projector applied to a portable computer includes a projecting device and a clipping structure. The projecting device is capable of communicating with the portable computer through signals and projecting a projection light. The clipping structure is capable of clipping the portable computer selectively. The projecting device is disposed on the clipping structure.03-11-2010
20100123880COLLIMATED VISUAL DISPLAY WITH ELLIPTICAL FRONT PROJECTION SCREEN - A front-projection display system having a screen with improved brightness and/or resolution of an image displayed on outer portions thereof. The screen has a display surface that is generally a convex shape having a curvature of the display surface in the vertical direction of an image projected thereon that is less than a curvature of the display surface in the horizontal direction.05-20-2010
20120120375OPTICAL MICRO-PROJECTION SYSTEM AND PROJECTION METHOD - An optical micro-projection system comprising the following components: at least one laser light source (05-17-2012
20110075115Video Projector - An object of the invention is to reduce the size and weight of a video projector by shortening the length of the arm of a mirror rotator and reducing the size of a mirror. A video projector comprises a plurality of projection lenses through which image light rays from a liquid crystal panel are extracted in a magnified manner; a reflective mirror for reflecting the extracted image light rays onto a screen; and a mirror rotator for rotating the reflective mirror so that the extracted image light rays can be reflected in particular directions. Among the projection lenses, some of the projection lenses located farther away from the liquid crystal penal are partially cut such that areas through which the image light rays do not pass are cut off to create a lens cut-off space. The mirror rotator is placed in the lens cut-off space.03-31-2011
20110249242ILLUMINATION OPTICAL SYSTEM AND PROJECTOR USING THE SAME - This invention realizes an illumination optical system with a small etendue that has a longer lifetime and a high degree of brightness. The invention includes: a laser light source that generates excitation light; a phosphor that generates a fluorescent light by means of the excitation light; a light tunnel that projects the excitation light that is incident at one end towards the phosphor from another end, and projects a fluorescent light generated with the phosphor from the one end; and a dichroic mirror that is provided between the laser light source and the light tunnel, and that allows the fluorescent light or the excitation light to pass through, and reflects the remaining excitation or fluorescent light.10-13-2011
20110037956LIGHT PIPE AND PROTECTING APPARATUS UTILIZING THE LIGHT PIPE - A light pipe comprises a solid light guiding portion and a hollow light guiding portion. The solid light guiding portion includes a receiving end and an output end, receives a light beam at the receiving end, and transmits the light beam to the output end via total reflection. The hollow light guiding portion includes a hollow output end. The hollow light guiding portion is combined with the output end of the solid light guiding portion in a combination part. The hollow light guiding portion receives the light beam from the output end, and transmits the light beam to the hollow output end via total reflection.02-17-2011
20100315605IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS - Provided is an image display apparatus which can reduce the influence of image quality degradation caused by a spot size on a screen generated when using a light source having a high directivity such as a laser beam and scan-type image formation means. The image display apparatus includes: a light source device (12-16-2010
20100265474Projection Type Image Display Apparatus - A projection type image display apparatus includes a lens group, being disposed adjacent to an image display element, which is configured to include a plural number of lenses, and a mirror, which is configured to reflect emission lights from the lens group, so as to project upon the screen obliquely. A ratio (Lo/Lp) between a distance (Lp) from a center of the mirror up to the screen and a diagonal size (Lo) of the screen is at least 2.10-21-2010
20110188009SCREEN UNIT AND PROJECTION DISPLAY APPARATUS - A screen unit includes an upper horizontal rim, lateral vertical rims, and a lower horizontal rim U-shaped in cross section that cover four side outer peripheries of a laminated body including a thin sheet glass, a Fresnel lens sheet that is a part of a cylindrical surface with an axis line extending in a first direction parallel to the thin sheet glass and is warped in a shape convex toward a side of the thin sheet glass, and a lenticular lens sheet that is a part of a cylindrical surface with an axis line extending in a direction parallel to the thin sheet glass and perpendicular to the first direction, is warped in a shape convex toward a side of the thin sheet glass, and sandwiches the thin sheet glass with the Fresnel lens sheet.08-04-2011
20080252862Light Reflector, Method for Manufacturing the Same and Projector - A light reflector which can be manufactured easily by using a plastic base material that is light weight and low cost and has high reflectivity, and a method for manufacturing the same. The light reflector comprises a plastic base material 10-16-2008
20090262313 Lamp module with AC burner for projectors - There is disclosed a lamp module, in particular for projectors for data or video projection, having at least one AC burner that is designed for AC operation, is inserted into a reflector and has a discharge vessel with two burner shafts, arranged diametrically relative to one another that carry a reflector electrode and a front electrode, it being possible for the light emitted by the AC burner to be fed to an optical system via the reflector. According to the invention, the front electrode has a large surface by comparison with the reflector electrode, such that said surface is more resistant to retroreflected light.10-22-2009
20110164227Optical system for a digital light projection system including a multi-light path lens - An optical system for a digital light projection system is provided. The optical system comprises an illumination source that generates unmodulated light. The optical system also comprises a multi-light path lens that receives the unmodulated light, wherein the multi-light path lens includes at least one reflective surface that reflects the unmodulated light. The optical system further comprises a modulator that receives the reflected unmodulated light, whereby the modulator generates modulated light. The multi-light path lens receives the modulated light. The multi-light path lens is used within both the unmodulated light path and the modulated light path. In other words, the multi-light path lens is used within both the illumination optical path and the imaging optical path to thereby provide an extremely compact optical system.07-07-2011
20100214539Projector frame for double-function projection - A dual purpose projectable projector frame comprises a main frame body, a upper end thereof is disposed with a first through hole; the first through hole being surrounded with two side walls; two side walls are pivotally coupled to two sides of a reflector; a projecting image emitted from a projection head is projected to the front or the back of the main frame body by adjusting an angle of a reflection face of the reflector reflecting light projected from a projector to allow the projector to have a dual purpose function of a general projection and capability of projecting an image onto a table face to enable the application of the projector to be broader.08-26-2010
20120033190ELECTRODE USED FOR DISCHARGE LAMP, HIGH PRESSURE DISCHARGE LAMP, LAMP UNIT, AND PROJECTION IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS - The present invention aims to prevent breakage of a sealing part and an electrode of a high pressure discharge lamp, and provides an electrode 02-09-2012
20120147339OPTICAL ELEMENT HAVING A TORIC SURFACE - An image forming system is described that includes a light source that provides a light beam and an anamorphic refractive optical element. A first outer surface of the anamorphic element faces the light source and includes a toric surface. The light beam is incident upon the first outer face and then an incident surface of the anamorphic element. The anamorphic element directs the light beam to an image forming device. An illumination system is also described where an anamorphic element includes a toric surface and a facet surface.06-14-2012
20120307214PROJECTOR - A projector includes: an external case provided with an opening through which light passes; a projection system disposed within an inside space of the external case, wherein the projection system includes a reflection member having a reflection surface capable of reflecting light received from a light source device to guide the light toward the opening, and projects the light to the outside of the external case via the opening; and a detection unit which detects a foreign material existing on the optical path of the light in the area of light exit of the opening.12-06-2012
20100097582PROJECTION OPTICAL SYSTEM, PROJECTOR AND IMAGE READING DEVICE - A projection optical system which has a short total length but can project a high quality and large image. The projection optical system projects the displayed image on an image displaying surface onto a projection surface, and includes a lens system having a plurality of lenses, and one or more curved mirrors. Light flux of an enlarged image shooting out from the lens system to the projection surface is incident onto a mirror surface of the one of the curved mirrors first of all. A distance OAL and a distance Y satisfy a requirement (1) 2004-22-2010
20110317134MODULAR STRUCTURE OF PICO PROJECTOR - The structure of a projector contains a light path module, a projection lens module, a source lens module, a reflection mirror module, a reflection panel module, and a light source module. The light path module has a U-shaped body. The source lens module and the light source module are configured along a left side of the light path module. The projection lens module is configured along a right side of the light path module. The projection lens module is for projecting image to a screen. The source lens module is for modulating the light from the light source module. The reflection mirror module is installed at a left corner of the light path module to reflect the incident light from the light source module towards the reflection panel module. The reflection panel module is installed from the outside of a right corner of the light path module.12-29-2011
20100165307LASER IMAGE DISPLAY, AND OPTICAL INTEGRATOR AND LASER LIGHT SOURCE PACKAGE USED IN SUCH LASER IMAGE DISPLAY - A laser image display comprising a laser light source emitting laser light, a beam deflector element for receiving laser light and deflecting its advancing direction, a beam deflecting element control section for controlling the degree of deflection performed by the beam deflector element, an optical integrator for receiving and guiding the deflected laser light to output from its outputting end face, a pseudo surface light source element for scattering the deflected laser light, and a modulation element for receiving and modulating the laser light scattered by the false surface light source element.07-01-2010
20110085147LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE AND PROJECTION DISPLAY DEVICE - A light source device includes: a microwave generating section generating microwaves; a central conductor connected to the microwave generating section and emitting the microwaves; a discharge lamp connected to the central conductor and emitting light by the microwaves; and a reflector surrounding the discharge lamp, the reflector which has an opening at one end thereof and is formed of conductor material, wherein the relationship between a wavelength λ of the microwaves, an inside surface length D which is an inside diameter of the opening of the reflector or a maximum length of a cross-sectional shape of the opening of the reflector, and a length L from a first end of the discharge lamp opposite to a second end connected to the central conductor to the opening of the reflector is D≦λ/2 and L/D≧0.8.04-14-2011
20120154767LIGHT SOURCE APPARATUS - A light source apparatus which emits light from phosphor by exciting light and in which an efficiency of brightness is improved is provided. The light source apparatus has a light source which emits exciting light; and a metal member to which the exciting light is input, wherein the metal member has a concave portion in a portion to which the exciting light is input, and phosphor to generate phosphor light from the exciting light is coated in the concave portion. The concave portion may have a taper shape. The phosphor may be coated on at least two surfaces of the concave portion. The phosphor may be coated on an area which is equal to or less than the half of a depth of the concave portion. A glass member having a taper shape may be formed at an opening portion of the concave portion.06-21-2012
20120062857ILLUMINATION OPTICAL SYSTEM AND PROJECTOR USING THE SAME - This invention realizes an illumination optical system with a small etendue that has a longer lifetime and a high degree of brightness. The invention includes: a laser light source that generates excitation light having a first wavelength; a phosphor wheel including a blue fluorescent light generation region that generates fluorescent light having a second wavelength by means of the excitation light, and a green fluorescent light generation region that generates fluorescent light having a third wavelength by means of the excitation light; an LED light source that generates light having a fourth wavelength; and a dichroic mirror that reflects fluorescent light having the second wavelength and fluorescent light having the third wavelength and allows light having the fourth wavelength to pass therethrough, to thereby emit each of the lights in the same direction.03-15-2012
20120154768OPTICAL PROJECTION SYSTEM AND IMAGE PROJECTOR - Disclosed is an optical projection system for projecting an enlarged image on a projection surface. The optical projection system includes an image forming element, a coaxial optical system and a concave mirror. The coaxial optical system and the concave mirror are arranged in this order on an optical path from the image forming element to the projection surface. The coaxial optical system includes lens groups and an aperture stop that share an optical axis. The lens groups include a first lens group and other lens groups.06-21-2012
20110075116HIGH-PRESSURE DISCHARGE LAMP DEVICE AND PROJECTOR USING THE SAME - To aim to provide a simple high-pressure discharge lamp apparatus. The lamp apparatus suppresses local temperature increase in an arc tube during lighting, and uniforms temperature in the arc tube. A lamp is built into a reflector so as to form a lamp unit such that a central axis of the lamp coincides with an optical axis of the reflector. A pair of rotating bodies with a fixed interval therebetween each has a circular outer circumferential surface, and the optical axis of the reflector coincides with a central axis of the circumferential surface of the rotating bodies. A pair of electrodes is electrically connected to the circumferential surface of each rotating body, and the rotating bodies are placed on two rotating rollers arranged in parallel. A drive motor drives the lamp unit in a fixed direction on the rotating rollers. Feeding members feed the rotating bodies with power.03-31-2011
20100245783PROJECTION DISPLAY APPARATUS - A projection display apparatus includes a housing case housing a plurality of light sources, a light valve, and a projection unit. The housing case has a projection-plane-side sidewall and a front-side sidewall, the projection-plane-side sidewall facing the placement surface, the front-side sidewall being provided on an opposite side to the projection-plane-side sidewall. The front-side sidewall has a protruding portion protruding outward of the housing case.09-30-2010
20120133909PROJECTION DISPLAY APPARATUS - A projection display apparatus includes a housing member that houses a light source, an imager that modulates light emitted from the light source, and a projection unit that projects light emitted from the imager onto a projection plane, wherein the projection unit has a concave mirror that reflects the light emitted from the imager to the projection plane side, and the housing member pivotally supports the concave mirror along a circumference of a virtual circle formed by a virtual extension line of the concave mirror.05-31-2012
20090059185Projection Optical Unit, Projection-Type Image Displaying Apparatus and Projection-Type Image Displaying System - A projection optical unit for obliquely projecting an image displayed on an image display element upon a projection surface, enlargedly, comprises: a lens group, being disposed neighboring to the image display element, and including a plural number of projection lenses therein; and a reflection mirror for reflecting lights emitting from the lens group, to be projected onto the projection surface, obliquely, wherein assuming that a light beam, emitting from a center of the display screen of the image display element, passing through a center of an entrance pupil of the lens group, and entering into a screen center on the projection surface, is a screen center light beam, then the screen center light beam is incident upon the projection surface, obliquely, with respect to a normal line thereon, the lens group comprises a front lens group including a plural number of refraction lenses, being disposed thereafter directing from the image display element to the projection surface and having rotationally symmetric surface configurations, and a rear lens group including a refraction lens having a negative power and having a rotationally symmetric surface configuration and a plural number of lenses having rotationally asymmetric free curved surface configurations, and within the rear lens group, the lens having the negative power is movable in an optical axis direction, and at least one pieces among the lenses having the free curved surface configurations is movable into directions, including the optical axis and direction perpendicular thereto, within a surface including the optical axis and the normal line on the screen.03-05-2009
20080309889Speech Prompter Apparatus - A portable and easily used speech prompter apparatus relies upon a standard laptop computer and a coated display screen that is attachable to a table, podium or to a floor stand. The display screen is attached to flexible tubing, which allows the screen to be adjusted easily by the users, and is positioned such that the images displayed on the computer screen are reflected from the screen so that a user may read the images from the display screen. Software is installed on the laptop, but standard software may also be used to display non-scrolling text or other prompts. The speech prompter may be used in a first mode in which images on the computer screen are inverted and reversed and are thus displayed in a normal orientation on the display screen. The speech prompter may also be used in a second mode in which images on the computer screen remain in a normal orientation, are reflected onto a mirror and then onto the display screen where they appear normally oriented. In both modes the text and images on the computer screen may be scrolling or non-scrolling.12-18-2008
20120218526HIGH PRESSURE DISCHARGE LAMP WITH START-UP ASSIST MEMBER, LAMP UNIT, LAMP SYSTEM, AND PROJECTOR - The present invention provides a high pressure discharge lamp with a start-up assist member, a lamp unit, and a lamp system that reduce breakdown voltage and provide high design flexibility by reducing restriction on a position of an adjacent conductor. In a high pressure discharge lamp 08-30-2012
20120262681MICROMECHANICAL PROJECTION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A MICROMECHANICAL PROJECTION DEVICE - A micromechanical projection device includes: a carrier which has a first, a second, and a third section, the second section being situated between the first and the third sections and having a flexible design; a mirror, which is mounted on the first section; and a light source which is mounted on the third section. The second section is bent in such a way that a light beam from the light source is directable onto the mirror.10-18-2012
20120081679LIGHT SOURCE APPARATUS AND PROJECTION DISPLAY APPARATUS - A light source apparatus includes: a light source unit; a light guiding reflection mirror; a reflector; and a luminous body unit. The luminous body unit includes: a luminous body and a reflecting body. The plurality of light sources are disposed around a position corresponding to an axis on which the luminous body unit is disposed.04-05-2012
20100328632LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE AND PROJECTOR - A light source device includes: a light emitting plate that has a plurality of segment regions including a transmissive portion that transmits light and a reflective portion on which a fluorescent substance layer; a light source that irradiates the fluorescent substance layer of the light emitting plate with the excitation light; a dichroic mirror that is disposed between the light source and the light emitting plate to transmit the excitation light and reflect fluorescent light from fluorescent substances of the fluorescent substance layer; and an optical device that condenses the excitation light transmitted by the transmissive portion of the light emitting plate and the fluorescent light reflected by the dichroic mirror on a single optical path to form a condensed light and radiate the condensed light toward the same direction.12-30-2010
20120320344ILLUMINATING OPTICAL SYSTEM AND PROJECTOR USING THE SAME - An illuminating optical system is realized which can efficiently produce longer-life and higher-luminance illuminating light with a small etendue. The illuminating optical system includes a concave reflection mirror (12-20-2012
20120320345PROJECTOR AND HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE COMPRISING SUCH A PROJECTOR - Projector (12-20-2012
20120320343ILLUMINATED SKIN ROBOT DISPLAY - There is provided a robot that includes a processor executing instructions that determine a desired image to be displayed. The processor issues control signals corresponding to the desired image to be displayed. The robot also comprises a display assembly including a visual projector, a mirror, and a display surface. The visual projector and mirror are disposed within the robot. The visual projector projects light corresponding to the desired image onto the mirror. The mirror receives the light from the projector, and reflects the light onto the display surface. The display surface receives the light. The image is visible on the display surface from outside the robot.12-20-2012
20100231874PROJECTING APPARATUS - A projecting apparatus for protecting an image onto a screen includes an image module, a first light reflection device and a lens. The image module is for providing a beam of first light, The first light reflection device has a first reflection surface disposed movably relative to the image module for reflecting the first light to form a beam of second light. The lens is for projection the image on the screen according to the second light. Moving the first light reflection device along the beam of first light or second light can adjust the location of the image on the screen in a first direction.09-16-2010
20100231873FIXED-FOCUS LENS AND APPARATUS INTEGRATING OPTICAL PROJECTION AND IMAGE DETECTION - A fixed-focus lens disposed between an object side and an image side is provided. The fixed-focus lens includes a reflector, a curved reflector, a first lens group, and a second lens group disposed in sequence from the object side to the image side. The first lens group includes two aspheric lenses. The second lens group includes a spherical lens and an aspheric lens, wherein the aspheric lens of the second lens group is closest to the image side in the second lens group. Besides, an effective focal length (EFL) of the fixed-focus lens is f, an EFL of the second lens group is f09-16-2010
20120092630PROJECTION TYPE DISPLAY DEVICE AND LIGHT AMOUNT ADJUSTMENT METHOD - A projection type display device that displays an image with projected light onto a target to he projected, including a first sensor (04-19-2012
20110157564LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE AND PROJECTION DISPLAY APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME - A light source device (06-30-2011
20080218707Projection display device and stand used for the projection display device - A projection display device accommodates, in a main body cabinet, a projection lens section to which light modulated by a light modulating element is entered, and a mirror section that reflects light transmitted through the projection lens section and directs the light to a projection plane. When the main body cabinet is mounted on a mounting plane so that the light transmitted through the projection lens section may get away from the mounting plane, a holding member which holds the main body cabinet in a upright state with regard to the mounting plane is mounted on the main body cabinet.09-11-2008
20080218706Projection display device - A projection display device comprises a projection lens section to which light modulated by a light modulating element is entered, a mirror section for reflecting the light emitted from the projection lens section to reflect to the projection lens section side and directing the light to a projection plane, and an operation section for displacing a lens in the projection lens section. The operation section is disposed in a region in which the operation section does not hinder an optical path of the light that has been passed through a projection port provided in a main body cabinet.09-11-2008
20080218704Projection display - A projection display includes first and second light sources, a reflection/transmission member which partially transmits a first light beam from the first light source and partially reflects a second light beam from the second light source, and a light valve which converts the light beam from the reflection/transmission member into an optical image in accordance with a video signal. The reflection/transmission member has a reflective surface which is one side main surface, a light-shielding surface which is the other side main surface, and a plurality of openings extending through the both main surfaces. The first light beam is transmitted through the openings from the light-shielding surface to the reflective surface, and the second light beam is reflected off the reflective surface in the direction that the first light beam is transmitted.09-11-2008
20130100423LIGHTING DEVICE - There are provided a lighting device with which it is possible to avoid the problem of heat generation in parts subjected to the concentrated energy of irradiating light even when the parts are irradiated with high-energy light from a light source, and a projection type of image display device equipped with this lighting device. This lighting device comprises a light source and a rotary reflecting member that is disposed at an angle to light incident from the light source. The rotary reflecting member has on its periphery a portion that reflects incident light (first region) and a portion that does not reflect (second region).04-25-2013
20110211175PANORAMIC PROJECTION DEVICE, AND METHOD IMPLEMENTED BY THIS DEVICE - A projection device (09-01-2011
20080198339Image projecting apparatus - A projector uses a reflecting device. The reflecting device is so freely moved by a controller to change its reflecting angle. By using the reflecting device, an image is able to be reflected to a requested position.08-21-2008
20100309444Image displacement module - An image displacement module includes a base, a carrier, an optical element, a freely rotating shaft, a flexible shaft, and at least one actuator. The optical element is disposed on the carrier. The freely rotating shaft and the flexible shaft are in a same axis and located between the base and the carrier. The flexible shaft is capable of acting a force on the carrier along the axis, and the carrier is capable of moving along the freely rotating shaft relative to the base to release the force. The actuator is disposed between the base and the carrier. When the actuator drives the carrier to rotate in the axis relative to the base, the flexible shaft generates an elastic torsion. When the actuator does not drive the carrier to rotate in the axis relative to the base, the flexible shaft drives the carrier to reposition relative to the base.12-09-2010
20120281188PROJECTION DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING AN OPERATION SECTION FOR DISPLACING A LENS - A projection display device comprises a projection lens section to which light modulated by a light modulating element is entered, a mirror section for reflecting the light emitted from the projection lens section to reflect to the projection lens section side and directing the light to a projection plane, and an operation section for displacing a lens in the projection lens section. The operation section is disposed in a region in which the operation section does not hinder an optical path of the light that has been passed through a projection port provided in a main body cabinet.11-08-2012
20080239252IMAGE PROJECTOR - An object of the present invention is to provide an image projector capable of projecting a high-quality image while realizing small size. In the image projector, a light flux is deflected two-dimensionally by turning a reflector for reflecting a light flux emitted from a light source around a second axis almost orthogonal to a first axis as a center by resonant drive while turning the reflector around the first axis as a center by non-resonant drive. Shape of one or more optical surfaces of a projection optical system for projecting an image onto a projection plane by guiding light onto the projection plane includes a shape for performing a correction for maintaining scanning speed of the light flux along one scan direction on the projection plane almost constant and a shape for performing a correction for suppressing a distortion in an image along the other scan direction almost orthogonal to the one scan direction on the projection plane. By controlling turn of the reflector, at least one of a correction for maintaining scanning speed of the light flux along the other scan direction on the projection plane almost constant and a correction for suppressing a distortion in an image along the one scan direction on the projection plane is performed.10-02-2008
20110310363ILLUMINATION DEVICE AND IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS - An illumination device includes: an excitation light source that emits excitation light having a first wavelength; and a fluorescent member that includes a fluorescent substance that, when it is irradiated with the excitation light, emits light having a second wavelength longer than the first wavelength, transmits a part of the excitation light and reflects another part of the excitation light, and a first reflective film provided at a side of the fluorescent substance, which is opposite to an excitation light incidence side, the fluorescent member emitting multiplexed light including an excitation light component reflected from the fluorescent substance and the first reflective film and a light component emitted from the fluorescent substance.12-22-2011
20130114052IMAGE PROJECTION APPARATUS - According to an embodiment, provided is an image projection apparatus that includes: an image forming unit that forms an image using light from a light source; a projecting optical unit that forms a projected image of the image formed by the image forming unit; and an outer housing that houses the image forming unit and the projecting optical unit. The image forming unit and the projecting optical unit are provided in the given order from a setting surface of the outer housing. A width of the outer housing in a direction perpendicular to a projection surface is larger at a position where the projecting optical unit is provided than at a position where the image forming unit is provided.05-09-2013
20120019790LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE AND PROJECTOR - A light source device includes: an arc tube having a bulb portion and a sealing portion; a reflector which fixes the arc tube; and a holding portion which holds the reflector, wherein the holding portion includes an inlet port, a partition provided between the inlet port and the arc tube, a pair of passages to which diverges in the partition and can circulate the cooling air to the arc tube, a first opening provided in the partition, and a shutter which is provided on that side of the partition where the inlet port is located, rotates about a rotation axis, and blocks a lower passage of the pair of passages, and on that side of the shutter where the rotation axis is located, a second opening is provided so as to overlap the first opening as seen from the inlet port.01-26-2012
20130194555Piezoelectric Actuated Device, Method and System - A piezoelectric actuated device includes one or more areas of piezoelectric material coupled to a substrate. The piezoelectric material may be placed on regions of the substrate that exhibit the greatest curvature and stress when the device is vibrating according to a desired structural Eigenmode of vibration. The piezoelectric material may have a non-uniform density.08-01-2013
20130201459LASER PROJECTOR - A laser projector includes a laser light source to emit laser light modulated in accordance with image information, a scanner to drive the laser light along two axes in horizontal and vertical directions and make scanning two-dimensionally with the laser light, a scanning mirror drive part to produce a drive signal of the scanner, a light source data conversion part to change arrangement in a horizontal direction of data applied to the laser light source and a timing generation part to synchronize the scanning mirror drive part with the light source data conversion part, and a start direction of laser scanning in the horizontal direction is changed every frame of the image information.08-08-2013

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