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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
359676000 With variable magnification (e.g., zoom type) 955
359811000 With support 909
359708000 Including a nonspherical surface 383
359754000 Multiple component lenses 207
359665000 Fluid 167
359726000 With reflecting element 65
359738000 With light limiting or controlling means 63
359648000 With field curvature shaping 49
359652000 With graded refractive index 38
359741000 With multipart element 37
359749000 Reverse telephoto 35
359796000 Single component with multiple elements 26
359672000 Selective magnification by exchanging or adding a lens component 25
359643000 Eyepiece 22
359656000 Microscope objective 19
359668000 Anamorphic 17
359722000 Selective wavelength transmitting or blocking 13
359798000 With viewed object or viewed field illumination 13
359664000 Spherical 11
359737000 With diverse refracting element 11
359809000 Combined with diverse art tool, instrument or machine 10
359663000 Telecentric system 9
359745000 Telephoto 8
359662000 High distortion lens (e.g., f0, etc.) 7
359804000 With viewed object support 7
359724000 Annular zonal correcting 7
359744000 Afocal (e.g., Galilean telescopes, etc.) 6
359808000 With lens casing 5
20090237812Protective Shell for an Electronic Device - A protective shell for an electronic device is adapted to accommodate the electronic device. The electronic device includes a camera lens. The protective shell includes a shell body and a lens device. The shell body is adapted to accommodate the electronic device. The lens device is mounted on the shell body, and includes a plurality of lenses. The lens device is operable to move relative to the shell body such that a selected one of the lenses correspondingly overlaps one side of the camera lens of the electronic device to permit switching among different modes of use, thereby enabling the camera lens to have different functions, such as close-up, filtering, wide-angle, and polarizing functions.09-24-2009
20110286117Camera lens for industrial camera - A camera lens for use in an industrial camera for enabling the industrial camera to calculate the length and height of an object focused by the industrial camera and the distance between the focused object and the industrial camera is disclosed to include a cylindrical lens holder, and a lens, which is fixedly mounted in a mounting portion inside the cylindrical lens holder, having a reference point located on the inner surface thereof at the center and a positioning frame extending from the reference point to the outer surface thereof at an angle about 45°.11-24-2011
20100208368Microlens, an image sensor including a microlens, method of forming a microlens and method for manufacturing an image sensor - A microlens, an image sensor including the microlens, a method of forming the microlens and a method of manufacturing the image sensor are provided. The microlens includes a polysilicon pattern, having a cylindrical shape, formed on a substrate, and a round-type shell portion enclosing the polysilicon pattern. The microlens may further include a filler material filling an interior of the shell portion, or a second shell portion covering the first shell portion. The method of forming a microlens includes forming a silicon pattern on a semiconductor substrate having a lower structure, forming a capping film on the semiconductor substrate over the silicon pattern, annealing the silicon pattern and the capping film altering the silicon pattern to a polysilicon pattern having a cylindrical shape and the capping film to a shell portion for a round-type microlens, and filling an interior of the shell portion with a lens material through an opening between the semiconductor substrate and an edge of the shell portion. The image sensor includes a microlens formed by a similar method and a photodiode having a cylindrical shape.08-19-2010
20110157727COVER MEMBER, LENS UNIT AND PRODUCTION METHOD - A cover member disposed in front of a lens includes a central section and a peripheral section. The peripheral section surrounds the central section and has a step bordering the central section. A part of the central section on a side bordering on the peripheral section is formed to be an inclined surface. Each of a starting point and an end point of the inclined surface is formed to be a curved surface. The cover member has a coated surface.06-30-2011
20080225412LENS DEVICE - A lens device is provided and includes: a lens barrel body in a box form opened in an upper surface thereof; a lid member attached to the upper surface of the lens barrel body; three fixing units that fix the lid member and the lens barrel body; and at least one engaging unit that engages the lid member with the lens barrel body so as to prevent the lid member from separating from the lens barrel body.09-18-2008
359720000 Asymmetric (e.g., prismatic or eccentric, etc.) 5
20130016437LENSAANM Firth; PaulAACI Nr TotnesAACO GBAAGP Firth; Paul Nr Totnes GB - The invention relates to a lens comprising two or more seating surfaces and an optical axis offset from the centre of the lens such that the optical axis is spaced by a first distance from a first seating surface and by a second distance from a second seating surface. The first and second distances are different so that the lens can be orientated to provide at least two different optical axis heights depending upon which seating surface is chosen to seat the lens.01-17-2013
20090296235OBJECTIVE OPTICAL SYSTEM FOR ENDOSCOPES - An objective optical system for endoscopes has, in order form the object side, a single lens with negative power, a cemented lens with positive power, and an image sensor unit. The cemented lens has a plano-convex lens, located at the image-side end, with a convex surface facing the image side and an aperture stop placed proximate to a cemented portion and the image sensor unit includes an optically cemented body of at least one optical part, a path bending prism, and a solid-state image sensor to satisfy the following conditions:12-03-2009
20090141369Single Prism Aberration Compensation - System and method for utilizing two prisms spatially separated is provided. The two prisms spatially separated allows the two prisms typically found in a TIR optical relay system to be spatially separated. In an embodiment, one or more optical relay lenses are interposed between the two prisms. The prism positioned on the object side may be integrated into one or more of the optical relay lenses, thereby further simplifying the optical relay design. In another embodiment, the one or more optical relay lenses may have an optical axis that is offset from the optical axis of incoming light to cause a pupil shift. An aspherical lens may be included to correct for the pupil shift and create a more uniform illumination image.06-04-2009
20100290134ABBE PRISM LENS WITH IMPROVED FOCUS AND REDUCED FLAIR - An Abbe prism lens and lens array are disclosed. The lens comprises front lenses disposed on a front surface of the Abbe prism, rear lenses disposed on a rear surface of the Abbe prism, a front bottom reflecting surface, a rear bottom reflecting surface, a left top reflecting surface, and a right top reflecting surface. An aperture cover is positioned over the front surface of the Abbe prism lens and a field cover is positioned over the rear surface of the Abbe prism lens. The aperture cover comprises aperture holes encircling the aspherical front lenses. The field cover comprises field holes encircling the aspherical rear lenses. Light enters the Abbe prism lens and reflects off the front bottom reflecting surface, reflects off the left top reflecting surface and the right top reflecting surface, reflects off the rear bottom reflecting surface, and exits the rear lens of the Abbe prism lens.11-18-2010
20120081800OPTICAL SEE-THROUGH FREE-FORM HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY - A see-through free-form head-mounted display including a wedge-shaped prism-lens having free-form surfaces and low F-number is provided.04-05-2012
359707000 Diffusing 4
20080304164COMPOSITE LENS STRUCTURE - A composite lens structure is disclosed. The composite lens structure includes a diffusion plate and an optical structure formed on the diffusion plate. The optical structure includes a plurality of convex portions arranged in a 2-D matrix along a first direction and a second direction and a plurality of concave portions arranged in a 2-D matrix also along the first direction and the second direction. Each convex portion adjacent to a plurality of concave portions includes a low curvature portion and a high curvature portion higher than the low curvature portion. Each concave portion adjacent to a plurality of convex portions includes a low curvature portion and a high curvature portion lower than the low curvature portion. The convex portions, the concave portions and each junction of the convex portion and the concave portion have a curvature different from 0.12-11-2008
20090135501OPTICAL SHEET, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY USING THE SAME - An optical sheet comprises: a base film; a first primer layer disposed on a surface of the base film; and a projection disposed on the first primer layer, wherein a thickness of the first primer layer ranges from about 5 nm to 300 nm.05-28-2009
20120162783LENS, OPTOELECTRONIC COMPONENT COMPRISING A LENS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A LENS - A lens includes a main body and a potting material. The main body includes a first major face, a second major face and at least one cavity arranged on the first major face. The potting material is arranged in the cavity and includes at least one diffuser which scatters radiation of at least one wavelength range.06-28-2012
20120229916OPTICAL ELEMENT, OPTICAL ELEMENT MODULE, ELECTRONIC ELEMENT MODULE, AND ELECTRONIC INFORMATION DEVICE - The present invention provides an optical element, comprising: a side surface where incident light undergoes diffuse reflection inside the optical element, between the outline of a top optical surface and a bottom optical surface; and an inclined surface for total reflection of diffuse reflection from the side surface, formed at least between the side surface and the bottom optical surface.09-13-2012
359725000 Panoramic 4
20100149661Lens having a circumferential field of view - A lens having an axis of symmetry, including a transparent circumferential surface, circumferentially extending about the axis of symmetry, the transparent surface having optical power in planes which include the axis of symmetry, a first reflective surface, symmetric with respect to the axis of symmetry and being operative to reflect light passing through the transparent surface and a second reflective surface, symmetric with respect to the axis of symmetry and axially spaced from the transparent surface and being operative to reflect light reflected by the first reflective surface.06-17-2010
20100110564Optical element, optical system having the same and endoscope using the same - An optical element is made of a transparent medium L05-06-2010
20090310230Transmitting optical element and optical system using the same - The invention relates to a transmitting optical element that is capable of taking images having a wide angle-of-view in general, and an image coming primarily from a vertical direction to a center axis in particular in simplified construction, is of small-format size and well corrected for aberrations, and an optical system using the same. The optical system is an imaging system that is adapted to form an object (12-17-2009
20100007969OPTICAL SYSTEM - The invention relates to an optical system which is adapted to form an image having a full 360° (panoramic)-direction angle of view on an image plane or project an image located on an image plane in a full 360° (panoramic)-direction angle of view, and which is of small-format size and high resolving power yet without being affected by flare light. The optical system comprises a front unit (01-14-2010
359721000 Plural focal length 3
20110279912Lens Having Circular Refractive Power Profile - A lens having a circular refractive power profile such that at least one semi-meridian, located between semi-meridians having the minimum and the maximum refractive power of the lens, has a discrete refractive power which is between the minimum and the maximum refractive power of the lens.11-17-2011
20090296236Emitting and focusing apparatus, methods, and systems - Apparatus, methods, and systems provide emitting, field-adjusting, and focusing of electromagnetic energy. In some approaches the field-adjusting includes providing an extended depth of field greater than a nominal depth of field. In some approaches the field-adjusting includes field-adjusting with a transformation medium, where the transformation medium may include an artificially-structured material such as a metamaterial.12-03-2009
20090135502DUAL FOCAL LENGTH LENS SYSTEM - A dual focal length optical system includes a first optical system and a second optical system. The first optical system is positioned along an optical axis and includes an optical structure having an object side surface and an image side surface. The object side surface and the image side surface include a refractive surface portion and a reflective surface portion. The first optical system has a focal length. The second optical system is positioned on the same optical axis and has a focal length. The focal length of the first optical system is longer than the focal length of the second optical system.05-28-2009
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20110176220Process for Producing Polythiol Compound for Optical Materials, and Polymerizable Composition Containing Polythiol Compound - Provided is a process for producing a polythiol compound for an optical material, the method includes reacting 2-mercaptoethanol with an epihalohydrin compound to give polyalcohol, and preparing a polythiol compound through the polyalcohol, wherein a content of bis(2-hydroxyethyl)disulfide in the 2-mercaptoethanol is 0.5 wt % or less.07-21-2011
20110181961Mold, Method of Manufacturing Mold, Method of Manufacturing Wafer Lens, and Wafer Lens - Provided are a mold used to form a concave lens section and provided with a reference surface having improved flatness, a method of manufacturing the mold, a method of manufacturing a wafer lens by using the mold, and a wafer lens. The mold has one or more concave cavities formed in a base having a flat surface. A convex section is formed in each of the cavities, the convex section in the cavity is located below the surface of base (07-28-2011
20110194187HYBRID OPTICAL ELEMENT - A hybrid optical element includes: a glass substrate having a first optically functional surface and a second optically functional surface; and a resin layer bonded to the second optically functional surface. The glass substrate further has an outer peripheral surface provided around the first optically functional surface. The outer peripheral surface has a surface roughness Ra of at least 1 μm but not more than 20 μm.08-11-2011
20090174947Electronic element wafer module; electronic element module; sensor wafer module; sensor module; lens array plate; manufacturing method for the sensor module; and electronic information device - An electronic element wafer module is provided, comprising: an electronic element wafer arranged with a plurality of electronic elements having a through hole electrode; a resin adhesion layer formed in a predetermined area on the electronic element wafer; a transparent cover member covering the electronic element wafer and fixed on the resin adhesion layer; and a plurality of resin optical elements adhered and fixed on the transparent cover member to be integrated in such a manner to correspond to the respective plurality of electronic elements.07-09-2009
20100110559SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CLOAKING - An apparatus and method of cloaking is described. An object to be cloaked is disposed such that the cloaking apparatus is between the object and an observer. The appearance of the object is altered and, in the limit, the object cannot be observed, and the background appears unobstructed. The cloak is formed of a metamaterial where the properties of the metamaterial are varied as a function of distance from the cloak interfaces. The metamaterial may be fabricated as a composite material having a dielectric component and inclusions of particles of sub-wavelength size, and may also include a gain medium.05-06-2010
20130027782Man-made composite material and man-made composite material antenna - The present invention relates to a man-made composite material and a man-made composite material antenna. The man-made composite material is divided into a plurality of regions. An electromagnetic wave is incident on a first surface exits from a second surface of the man-made composite material opposite to the first surface. A line connecting a radiation source to a point on the bottom surface of the i01-31-2013
20130083405TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE INK COMPOSITIONS AND THE USE THEREOF IN ELECTRO-ACTIVE OPTICAL SYSTEMS - The present application relates generally to conductive compositions that are transparent to visible light and their use in various optical applications, such as ophthalmic products. Embodiments of the invention include transparent conductive ink compositions that comprise a conductive polymer and one or more of a lithium salt or a high boiling point solvent. Embodiments of the invention further include electro-active ophthalmic products, such as electro-active ophthalmic lenses, comprising one or more conductive structures (e.g., contacts, wires, and the like) that are at least partially composed of said transparent conductive ink compositions.04-04-2013
20120182625Optical Element - Disclosed is an optical element wherein a fine shape is transferred precisely to the outer edge side of a lens while increase in cycle time is prevented. In the optical element, the outermost periphery of the fine shape is covered with a protrusion section provided at a flange part. Accordingly, in injection molding, with the resin introduced into the molding cavity formed in the mold, the molding cavity section corresponding to the resin inflow port side of the protrusion section provided at the flange part is filled first, and thereafter the molding cavity section corresponding to the fine shape adjacent to the protrusion section is filled. Preheating a mold surface section, for transferring the fine shape, of a movable mold with the resin accumulated in the molding cavity corresponding to the protrusion section suppresses the temperature reduction of the mold surface section corresponding to the fine shape.07-19-2012
20120182624LENS AND PROCESSING METHOD OF THE SAME - Disclosed is a lens wherein characteristic direction of aberration and the like can be easily determined, and a lens processing method. A reference point of the characteristic direction of aberration and the like is clarified by providing a thin portion (07-19-2012
20120182623Method for Manufacturing a Structure, Optical Component, Optical Layer Stack - In a method for manufacturing a structure of curable material, a first structure from a first curable material is molded and cured on a substrate, and a second structure of a second curable material is molded and cured on a first surface of the first structure facing away from the substrate, so that at the first surface of the first structure a boundary surface forms between the first and second structures so that the first structure is not covered by the second structure in a passage area. A solvent is introduced into the passage area to dissolve the first curable material of the first structure so that a cavity forms between the second structure and the first surface of the substrate. After curing, the first curable material is soluble and the second curable material is insoluble for the solvent. An optical component and an optical layer stack are made of curable material.07-19-2012
20090268304UNITARY COMPOSITE LENS - A unitary composite lens includes a first lens portion, a second lens portion spaced from the first lens portion, and a connecting portion connecting the first lens portion and the second lens portion. The second lens portion is optically aligned with the first lens portion. The first lens portion, the second lens portion and the connecting portion are comprised of a same material.10-29-2009
20120224267OPTICAL COMPONENT AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME - A recessed portion, through which a covering plastic that has been melted and that is used for covering a core lens is introduced in a bifurcating manner, is formed in the core lens, and the covering plastic is introduced simultaneously onto the front and back surfaces of the core lens through the recessed portion.09-06-2012
20120113523Forming Method For Polymeric Laminated Wafers Comprising Different Film Materials - A method of making a polymeric laminated wafer comprising different film materials that are softenable and formable at different softening temperatures corresponding with the film materials.05-10-2012
20100202060Apparatus for manufacturing optical element, method of manufacturing optical element, optical element, and imaging device - An apparatus for manufacturing an optical element includes: a flexible stamper having a transfer portion transferring a predetermined shape and having changeable curvature; a stamper holding mechanism holding the stamper; an element holding mechanism holding an optical element having a convex or concave curved surface, the curved surface serving as a transferred surface to which the shape of the transfer portion of the stamper is transferred; a curvature changing mechanism changing the curvature of the stamper in accordance with curvature of the transferred surface of the optical element; and a moving mechanism moving at least one of the stamper held by the stamper holding mechanism and the optical element held by the element holding mechanism in a direction in which the transfer portion of the stamper moves away from or closer to the transferred surface of the optical element.08-12-2010
20100118412THREE-DIMENSIONAL LEFT-HANDED METAMATERIAL - A three-dimensional left-handed metamaterial having a completely new constitution, which functions as a three-dimensional electromagnetic wave propagation medium and in which an equivalent permittivity and a permeability of the medium simultaneously take negative values. The three-dimensional left-handed metamaterial is structured such that cubic unit cells 05-13-2010
20090168188IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, OPTICAL SCANNING DEVICE, AND PLASTIC LENS - A plastic lens molded in a mold having two first molding blocks and two second molding blocks. The first molding blocks transfer light incidence and emission surfaces. The second molding blocks are provided to both ends of the first molding blocks, disposed parallel to an optical axis and facing each other, and transfer non-light-passing surfaces. At least one of the second molding blocks includes an elongated slit-like ventilation hole having a length of a light effective range or longer and extending in a main scanning direction of the light incidence and emission surfaces along positions equidistant from the light incidence and emission surfaces. Through the ventilation hole, air is sprayed onto molten resin in a process of resin cooling and solidification to facilitate cooling of the resin.07-02-2009
20100033832Negatively-refractive focusing and sensing apparatus, methods, and systems - Apparatus, methods, and systems provide negatively-refractive focusing and sensing of electromagnetic energy. In some approaches the negatively-refractive focusing includes providing an interior focusing region with an axial magnification substantially less than one. In some approaches the negatively-refractive focusing includes negatively-refractive focusing with a transformation medium, where the transformation medium may include an artificially-structured material such as a metamaterial.02-11-2010
20090296224Emitting and negatively-refractive focusing apparatus, methods, and systems - Apparatus, methods, and systems provide emitting and negatively-refractive focusing of electromagnetic energy. In some approaches the negatively-refractive focusing includes negatively-refractive focusing from an interior field region with an axial magnification substantially less than one. In some approaches the negatively-refractive focusing includes negatively-refractive focusing with a transformation medium, where the transformation medium may include an artificially-structured material such as a metamaterial.12-03-2009
20100277808Emitting and negatively-refractive focusing apparatus, methods, and systems - Apparatus, methods, and systems provide emitting and negatively-refractive focusing of electromagnetic energy. In some approaches the negatively-refractive focusing includes negatively-refractive focusing from an interior field region with an axial magnification substantially greaters than one. In some approaches the negatively-refractive focusing includes negatively-refractive focusing with a transformation medium, where the transformation medium may include an artificially-structured material such as a metamaterial.11-04-2010
20090296227MOLDED LENS - A laser beam output from a semiconductor laser light source 12-03-2009
20090296225Negatively-refractive focusing and sensing apparatus, methods, and systems - Apparatus, methods, and systems provide negatively-refractive focusing and sensing of electromagnetic energy. In some approaches the negatively-refractive focusing includes providing an interior focusing region with an axial magnification substantially greater than one. In some approaches the negatively-refractive focusing includes negatively-refractive focusing with a transformation medium, where the transformation medium may include an artificially-structured material such as a metamaterial.12-03-2009
20090296226Negatively-refractive focusing and sensing apparatus, methods, and systems - Apparatus, methods, and systems provide negatively-refractive focusing and sensing of electromagnetic energy. In some approaches the negatively-refractive focusing includes providing an interior focusing region with an axial magnification substantially greater than one. In some approaches the negatively-refractive focusing includes negatively-refractive focusing with a transformation medium, where the transformation medium may include an artificially-structured material such as a metamaterial.12-03-2009
20080212198Molded lens and molding tool - A lens is manufactured by hardening soft material filled inside a molding tool by cooling. The lens includes a convex lens portion having an optical axis, and a marking portion located outside of an effective diameter of the lens portion. The shape or the position of the marking portion is set to prevent deformation of the marking portion by contact with the molding tool due to shrinkage of the material during cooling.09-04-2008
20110007400MICROLENS TRANSCRIPTION MOLDING ROLLER, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, MANUFACTURING APPARATUS THEREOF, AND MICROLENS OPTICAL SHEET - A microlens transcription molding roller used for transcription-molding a plurality of microlenses on a sheet includes a plurality of microlens molding surfaces arrayed on an outer circumference of the roller along one spiral around an axis of the roller at a constant interval.01-13-2011
20090015932METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING FILM COATED LENS - A method for manufacturing film coated optical lens includes steps: providing a lens array panel including an array of lens units; forming an optical film on opposite surfaces of the lens array panel; cutting the lens array panel into pieces, thereby obtaining a plurality of separated lenses with the optical film formed on opposite surfaces thereof.01-15-2009
20090021841OPTICAL ELEMENTS WITH INTERNAL OPTICAL FEATURES AND METHODS OF FABRICATING SAME - An optical element, comprising a substrate and at least one optical film. The substrate is at least partially light-transmissive. The optical film comprises at least a first optical feature and is positioned on a contact surface of the substrate. Also, a lighting device comprising at least one solid state light emitter and such an optical element. Also, methods for making an optical element by molding (e.g., film insert molding), bonding or laminating.01-22-2009
20080316608Micro-lens fabricated from semiconductor wafer - A purpose of the present invention is to provide a micro-lens enabling in a simple and highly accurate manner to assess an amount of misalignment with an optical axis generated by an error in a process of manufacturing a micro-lens.12-25-2008
20080316607IMAGE SENSOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An image sensor and a method of manufacturing the same. In one example embodiment, an image sensor includes an interlayer insulation layer formed on a substrate of a pixel area, a plurality of first microlenses spaced apart from each other on the interlayer insulation layer, and a plurality of second microlenses formed beside the plurality of first microlenses. The plurality of second microlenses each has a diameter different from a diameter of each of the plurality of first microlenses.12-25-2008
20120105970THREE-DIMENSIONAL METAMATERIAL - In a metamaterial, a dielectric layer includes a host medium and dielectric bodies disposed in rows with predetermined intervals therebetween is sandwiched between a pair of conductive mesh plates each having holes, thereby forming a functional layer including dielectric resonators corresponding to the dielectric bodies. The metamaterial is configured by laminating the functional layers. The holes and the dielectric resonators are positioned coaxially and an electromagnetic wave is propagated in each of the functional layers in a propagation direction perpendicular to a multi-layered laminate surface such that the metamaterial function as a left-handed metamaterial in relation to the propagation direction perpendicular to the multi-layered surface.05-03-2012
20100265589Evanescent electromagnetic wave conversion apparatus III - Apparatus, methods, and systems provide conversion of evanescent electromagnetic waves to non-evanescent electromagnetic waves and/or conversion of non-evanescent electromagnetic waves to evanescent electromagnetic waves. In some approaches the conversion includes propagation of electromagnetic waves within an indefinite electromagnetic medium, and the indefinite medium may include an artificially-structured material such as a layered structure or other metamaterial.10-21-2010
20100265591Evanescent electromagnetic wave conversion apparatus II - Apparatus, methods, and systems provide conversion of evanescent electromagnetic waves to non-evanescent electromagnetic waves and/or conversion of non-evanescent electromagnetic waves to evanescent electromagnetic waves. In some approaches the conversion includes propagation of electromagnetic waves within an indefinite electromagnetic medium, and the indefinite medium may include an artificially-structured material such as a layered structure or other metamaterial.10-21-2010
20090251790LENS AND RELATED LENS ASSEMBLY - An exemplary lens includes an optical axis, an optically active part, and an optically inactive part surrounding the optically active part. The optically inactive part includes a base and a peripheral sidewall extending in a direction parallel to the optical axis. The base is connected with the active part. The side wall is a hollow cylinder. The sidewall has an internal thread formed on an internal surface thereof.10-08-2009
20100033833Emitting and negatively-refractive focusing apparatus, methods, and systems - Apparatus, methods, and systems provide emitting and negatively-refractive focusing of electromagnetic energy. In some approaches the negatively-refractive focusing includes negatively-refractive focusing from an interior field region with an axial magnification substantially greaters than one. In some approaches the negatively-refractive focusing includes negatively-refractive focusing with a transformation medium, where the transformation medium may include an artificially-structured material such as a metamaterial.02-11-2010
20100220396Optical Device, Method of Producing the Device and Optoelectronic Component Comprising the Device - An optical device having a specific form is provided that includes a resin molding compound having an adhesion-reducing, chemically modified surface layer.09-02-2010
20080310028NEAR FIELD LENS FOR A LIGHT ASSEMBLY - The present invention provides a near field lens for an automotive light assembly. The lens comprises a main body having a radial collimating portion formed as a rotation about a central axis. A light-collecting faces defines pocket in the main body and receives light from the light source. The radial collimating portion is structured to radially direct light in planes normal to the central axis and to collimate light in radial planes through the central axis. By extending the main body, a thin plate near field lens is provided.12-18-2008
20110128631LENS MANUFACTURING APPARATUS AND LENS MANUFACTURED THEREBY - A lens manufacturing apparatus includes a first mold, a second mold, a first core, and a second core. The first mold defines a first compartment therein. The second mold defines a second compartment therein. The first core is inserted into the first compartment of the first mold, and includes a first mold surface with a first half-mold cavity and a conic ring surrounding the first half mold cavity. The second core is inserted into the second compartment of the second mold, and includes a second mold surface with a second half-mold cavity. The second half-mold cavity includes a bottom which connects to the periphery of the second mold surface by an acclivitous surface. The acclivitous surface is parallel with the outermost conic surface of the conic ring.06-02-2011
20090067059DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ALTERING THE PATH OF MAGNETIC WAVES TO RECORD THE ACTIVITY THEREOF - A device and related method for refracting magnetic waves to enable the temporary or permanent recording of said waves. The device includes a piece of material that is transparent or translucent to magnetic waves. The piece of material, which may be solid, is selected to have a magnetic refraction index greater than a value of one for either its transparent or translucent state. The magnetic waves are selectively passed through the material and recorded on a translation medium for observation.03-12-2009
20110109973AlxGa(1-x)N SINGLE CRYSTAL, METHOD OF PRODUCING AlxGa(1-x)N SINGLE CRYSTAL, AND OPTICAL LENS - A method of producing an Al05-12-2011
20090034088Mass production of Micro-Optical devices, corresponding tools, and resultant structures - A micro-optical element includes a support substrate, a micro-optical lens in a cured replication material on a first surface of the support substrate, and an opaque material aligned with and overlapping the micro-optical lens along a vertical direction.02-05-2009
20110019286OPTICAL COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - A concave lens as an optical component is made of glass containing 20 to 22% of B01-27-2011
20100027130Emitting and negatively-refractive focusing apparatus, methods, and systems - Apparatus, methods, and systems provide emitting and negatively-refractive focusing of electromagnetic energy. In some approaches the negatively-refractive focusing includes negatively-refractive focusing from an interior field region with an axial magnification substantially less than one. In some approaches the negatively-refractive focusing includes negatively-refractive focusing with a transformation medium, where the transformation medium may include an artificially-structured material such as a metamaterial.02-04-2010
20110242671LENS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - A lens including a lens portion having two opposite oblong surfaces at least one of which is a curved lens surface having a refractive power is disclosed. At both ends in a longitudinal direction of the lens portion, first and second flange portions are provided each of which tapers toward the lens portion and has a slant surface slanting with respect to the longitudinal direction of the lens portion and connected with one of the oblong surfaces. An angle of the slant surface of the first flange portion with respect to the longitudinal direction of the lens portion is different from an angle of the slant surface of the second flange portion with respect to the longitudinal direction of the lens portion.10-06-2011
20100265590Evanescent electromagnetic wave conversion apparatus I - Apparatus, methods, and systems provide conversion of evanescent electromagnetic waves to non-evanescent electromagnetic waves and/or conversion of non-evanescent electromagnetic waves to evanescent electromagnetic waves. In some approaches the conversion includes propagation of electromagnetic waves within an indefinite electromagnetic medium, and the indefinite medium may include an artificially-structured material such as a layered structure or other metamaterial.10-21-2010
20120268829Wafer Lens and Method for the Production Thereof - Disclosed is a wafer lens in which the warpage of a glass substrate included therein can be prevented. Specifically disclosed is a wafer lens comprising a glass substrate, a first resin part composed of a curable resin, and a second resin part composed of a curable resin. In each of the first resin part and the second resin part, two or more lens parts are formed. The first resin part contains the resin in the same volume as that in the second resin part.10-25-2012
20090213469Optical Element, Production Method Therefor, and Composite Component Provided With an Optical Element - An optical element (08-27-2009
20120170131MENISCUS LENS OF SYNTHETIC QUARTZ GLASS AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF - To produce a meniscus lens from synthetic quartz glass for use in a microlithography apparatus, which lens has a first optical surface (07-05-2012
20110043923MANUFACTURING OPTICAL ELEMENTS - A method of replicating at least one optical element is provided, the method including the steps of: providing a substrate with two large sides and at least one pre-defined replication site defined by a through hole or blind holes at corresponding locations on both large sides of the substrate; and adding, by replication, a replicated structure to the substrate, the replicated structure adhering to the substrate and having, at the replication site, replication material in the through hole or in the two blind holes, respectively and a first replicated surface and a second replicated surface, the first and second replication surfaces facing towards opposite sides.02-24-2011
20110080646MOLDED LENS - A laser beam output from a semiconductor laser light source 04-07-2011
20100214663METHOD FOR MOLDING OPTICAL MEMBER, APPARATUS FOR MOLDING OPTICAL MEMBER AND OPTICAL MEMBER - A method for molding an optical member from a material of a nanocomposite resin which includes a thermoplastic resin containing inorganic fine particles is provided. The method includes: charging a solution containing a solvent and the nanocomposite resin into a vessel providing at least an optical surface shape and an opening to an atmosphere, and evaporating the solvent from the opening to solidify and form an optical surface of the optical member into a finished shape.08-26-2010
20100265592Evanescent electromagnetic wave conversion lenses II - Apparatus, methods, and systems provide conversion of evanescent electromagnetic waves to non-evanescent electromagnetic waves and/or conversion of non-evanescent electromagnetic waves to evanescent electromagnetic waves. In some approaches the conversion includes propagation of electromagnetic waves within an indefinite electromagnetic medium, and the indefinite medium may include an artificially-structured material such as a layered structure or other metamaterial.10-21-2010
20100165473PLANAR LENS - A design method, apparatus, and fabrication method for structures for controlling the flow of electromagnetic energy at a sub-wavelength scale is disclosed. Transformational optics principles are used as a starting point for the design of structures that operate as, for example, hyperlenses or concentrators such that evanescent waves at a first surface are radiated in the far field at a second surface. Plane waves incident at a first surface may be focused to a spot size substantially smaller than a wavelength, so as to interact with objects at the focal point, or be re-radiated.07-01-2010
20120147477LENS AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF - A lens includes a glass substrate, and a silicone layer adhered to the glass substrate and having a pattern formed on an outer surface thereof. Since the light-transmissive silicone layer is directly adhered to the glass substrate, without the use of an adhesive layer, the fabrication cost and thickness of the lens are reduced, and the objective of thinning the lens is achieved.06-14-2012
20110063734MASTER MODEL OF LENS ARRAY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A master model of a lens array and a method of manufacturing the same are provided, which can make it possible to manufacture the master model in a relatively short time with a simple construction of an apparatus. In a master model of a lens array on which a plurality of lens portions is arranged, a plurality of members corresponding to lenses having curved surfaces formed in the same shape as lens surfaces of the lens portions is arranged in the same lines as those of the plurality of lens portions in the lens array and is connected in a body.03-17-2011
20090219623Negative Index Material With Compensated Losses - A composition of resonant passive metal-dielectric elements with gain medium results in a meta-material with an effective negative refractive index and compensated losses. To compensate for losses, additional energy is supplied using the stimulated emission from active elements made of a gain material. The overall objective is to overcome the fundamental threshold in resolution for conventional optical imaging limited to about a half-wavelength of incident light. The negative index material with compensated losses (NIMCOL) can be used in NIM-based optical imaging and sensing devices with enhanced sub-wavelength resolution. A lasing device based on overcompensating for the loss in NIM structures is disclosed as well.09-03-2009
20120013989META MATERIAL AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - Provided are a meta material and a method of manufacturing the same. The meta material comprises: a substrate; at least one conductive nano pattern patterned on the substrate and having a size with a negative refractive index in a predetermined electromagnetic wavelength band; and a dielectric layer covering the conductive nano patterns.01-19-2012
20120026595LENS FORMING METHOD, LENS, AND CAMERA MODULE - A lens forming method comprising the steps of: interposing an uncured resin between a lens molding plate and a flat-shaped transparent substrate that are disposed to face each other so as to keep an externally-opening distance; and performing light irradiation on the resin interposed between the lens molding plate and the transparent substrate so that curing of the resin advances from lens curved-surface parts on the lens molding plate toward a periphery thereof.02-02-2012
20120026594MOLECULAR FILM FOR COATING OPTICAL LENSES AND A MANUFACTURE METHOD THEREOF - A molecular film for coating optical lenses comprises Octadecyltrichlorosilane; and a germicide, wherein the weight ratio between the germicide and the Octadecyltrichlorosilane is 3 to 13. Furthermore, a manufacture method of a molecular film for coating optical lenses comprises a step of “preparation,” by preparing a substrate, Octadecyltrichlorosilane solution and a germicide; a step of “cleaning,” by removing olein and contamination from surfaces of the substrate and washing the substrate; and a step of “soaking,” by soaking the substrate in a mixture of the germicide and Octadecyltrichlorosilane solution to generating a molecular film on the surfaces of the substrate.02-02-2012
20120154923LENS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - There are provided a lens and a method of manufacturing the same. The lens includes: a first lens member having a lens surface formed thereon; a second lens member having a lens surface formed thereon; and an adhesive member adhering the first and second lens members to each other, wherein the first and second lens members include a ventilation path formed therebetween in order to discharge air therethrough.06-21-2012
20100277807NEGATIVELY-REFRACTIVE FOCUSING AND SENSING APPARATUS, METHODS, AND SYSTEMS - Apparatus, methods, and systems provide negatively-refractive focusing and sensing of electromagnetic energy. In some approaches the negatively-refractive focusing includes providing an interior focusing region with an axial magnification substantially less than one. In some approaches the negatively-refractive focusing includes negatively-refractive focusing with a transformation medium, where the transformation medium may include an artificially-structured material such as a metamaterial.11-04-2010
20090207498DEVICE AND METHODS FOR MAGNIFYING TEXT - The present invention features a magnifying sheet for magnifying the text on a medicine bottle or a display panel of an electronic device. The magnifying sheet comprises a front side and a back side, wherein the front side comprises a magnifying component, wherein the back side comprises a non-permanent adhesive. The present invention also features a method of enhancing the legibility of text on a medicine bottle or a display panel of an electronic device. The method comprises affixing a magnifying sheet to a medicine bottle or an electronic device, wherein the magnifying sheet comprises a front side and a back side. The front side of the magnifying sheet comprises a magnifying component, and the back side comprises a non-permanent adhesive.08-20-2009
20120134029OPHTHALMIC DIAGNOSTIC INSTRUMENT - An eye simulation system for testing wavefront sensor systems, the eye stimulation system comprising a housing having a chamber with an opening for allowing light to enter said chamber, a fluid located in the chamber, said fluid having a known index of refraction, a lens positioned relative to said housing such that light entering the opening of the chamber passes through said lens, and a rotatable imaging surface positioned in said chamber such that light passing through said lens propagates through said fluid and is incident on said rotatable imaging surface.05-31-2012
20090059383Process for Edging Optical Lenses - A process for edging an optical lens for conforming the optical lens to the size and shape of a lens frame into which the optical lens is to be accommodated, said process comprising: a) providing an optical lens having a convex surface, the convex surface being provided with an anti-smudge topcoat rendering the optical lens inappropriate for edging; b) fixing a mounting element on the convex surface of the optical lens, preferably on its center, by means of an adhesive pad adhering both to the mounting element and the convex surface of the optical lens to form a mounting element/optical lens assembly; c) placing the mounting element/optical lens assembly in a grinding machine so that the optical lens is firmly maintained; and d) edging the optical lens to the intended size and shape, wherein, prior to step (b) of fixing the mounting element, the anti-smudge topcoat on the convex surface of the optical lens is pre-treated with a solvent selected from the group consisting of alkanols and dialkylketones under a mechanical stress.03-05-2009
20120075709Production Method of Wafer Lens, Intermediate Die, Optical Component, Molding Die, and Production Method of Molding Die - Provided are a wafer lens production method, an intermediate die, an optical component, a molding die, and a molding die production method. The production method of a wafer lens (03-29-2012
20120262796ULTRASONIC INJECTION MOLDING ON BOTH SIDES OF A WEB - Injection molding parts onto a carrier web located between mold halves, each mold half having a cavity, resulting in molded articles having parts on both sides of the carrier web. Polymer flow into the cavities is assisted by application of ultrasonic energy to the mold. After the molding operation, mold halves are separated, and the carrier web is advanced, or indexed, to a next position for another molding sequence. Articles produced include lenses with part of the carrier web between lens halves, and a carrier web bearing an array of molded parts.10-18-2012
20120262795CONCENTRIC RING DIELECTRIC LENS - A lens and a method of forming a lens are included. A lens can include a plurality of concentric rings formed from a dielectric material interleaved by a plurality of gaps separating the plurality of concentric rings.10-18-2012
20120229911OPTICAL ELEMENT HAVING INTERNAL INCLUSIONS CONFIGURED FOR MAXIMUM CONVERSION EFFICIENCY - An optical element comprises a body having opposed planar major surfaces with a plurality of open-mouthed inclusions (grooves) formed on its light output surface. Each groove has a closed apex with an included apex angle. The body is formed from a material having an index of refraction of at least 1.3 and an induced absorbance rate ΔAbs/Dose less than or equal to about 0.4. The apex angle is selected such that light incident upon the body is conveyed the light output surface by the mechanism of total internal reflection from the boundary walls of the grooves and/or without retro-reflection toward the incident surface.09-13-2012
20110122501Refractive boundary elements, devices, and materials - An optical device includes an interface between two or more media. The refractive indices, orientations of media, and alignment relative to a propagating wave define a refractive boundary at which reflections may be reduced or eliminated, and at which, for certain incident angles, rays may be refracted on the same side of the normal as the incident ray.05-26-2011
20120268828Liquid Casting Compositions, Production Processes and Photochromic Optical Elements - The present invention provides a liquid casting composition for producing photochromic optical elements, the composition including: (i) an acrylate or methacrylate monomer; (ii) a photochromic compound; (iii) a terpinolene-based radical chain transfer agent; and (iv) a thermal free radical initiator. Also provided are methods for producing photochromic optical elements using the liquid casting composition and photochromic optical elements produced thereby. The photochromic optical elements include, for example, ophthalmic lenses.10-25-2012
20110279904Lens and Molding Die - Provided are a high NA lens wherein defects caused in a molding process can be controlled, and a mold which can be used to mold such a lens. As a lens (OE) has a first end area (OE11-17-2011
20120140335RESIN BONDING METHOD BY PHOTOIRRADIATION, METHOD FOR PRODUCING RESIN ARTICLE, RESIN ARTICLE PRODUCED BY THE SAME METHOD, METHOD FOR PRODUCING MICROCHIP, AND MICROCHIP PRODUCED BY THE SAME METHOD - A resin bonding method according to the present invention is a resin bonding method for bonding a first resin and a second resin including (I) a step of irradiating spaces containing oxygen molecules with vacuum ultraviolet light having a wavelength of 175 nm or less, the spaces being in contact with surfaces of the first and second resins; and (II) a step of, after the irradiation, subjecting the surfaces to temperature rise while the surfaces are in contact with each other, to bond the first resin and the second resin together with the surfaces serving as bonding surfaces. In the step (I), the surfaces of the first and second resins may be further irradiated with the vacuum ultraviolet light. In this case, a light amount of the vacuum ultraviolet light having reached the surfaces is preferably, for example, 0.1 J/cm06-07-2012
20080225400PHOTOCHROMIC MATERIALS AND PHOTOCHROMIC COMPOSITIONS AND ARTICLES INCLUDING THE SAME - Photochromic materials and photochromic compositions and articles including the photochromic materials are disclosed. The photochromic materials may be the reaction product of a hyperbranched polyester polyol having, on average, at least two reactive hydroxyl groups, and at least one photochromic indeno-fused naphthopyran.09-18-2008
20130094093OPTICAL FILM, OPTICAL ELEMENT, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND PHOTOGRAPHIC OPTICAL SYSTEM - An optical film includes a fluoride layer made of a fluoride containing at least Li element and at least one kind of element selected from Mg and Al. A method for manufacturing an optical film includes allowing at least Li metal, a metal acetate or a metal alkoxide of at least one kind of metal selected from Mg and Al, and trifluoroacetic acid to react in a solvent to obtain a fluorine-containing precursor containing a metal fluorocarboxylate, and, after coating the fluorine-containing precursor on a base material, heating the fluorine-containing precursor to form a fluoride layer made of a fluoride containing at least Li element and at least one kind of element selected from Mg and Al.04-18-2013
20130128366OPTICAL NANOANTENNA USING SINGLE-CRYSTALLINE SILVER NANOWIRE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND OPTICAL NANOANTENNA USING SINGLE-CRYSTALLINE METAL NANOWIRE - An optical nanoantenna includes a single-crystalline silver (Ag) nanowire. The single-crystalline silver nanowire is configured to output an optical antenna radiation pattern based on incident lights. The optical antenna radiation pattern includes multilobe radiation patterns, and each multilobe radiation pattern has a plurality of lobes that are radially disposed centered on the single-crystalline silver nanowire. The incident lights are visible lights in entire visible wavelength bands. Accordingly, the optical nanoantenna according to example embodiments operates at multiple resonances in the full visible range.05-23-2013
20110211261WAFER LENS AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed is a wafer lens in which the warpage of a glass substrate included therein can be prevented. Specifically disclosed is a wafer lens including a glass substrate, a first resin part composed of a curable resin, and a second resin part composed of a curable resin. In each of the first resin part and the second resin part, two or more lens parts are formed. The first resin part contains the resin in the same volume as that in the second resin part.09-01-2011
20110222162Optical Lens - An optical lens, (09-15-2011
20110228405OPTICAL LENS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN OPTICAL LENS - In various embodiments, an optical lens is provided, which is shaped like a hood and has a light-transmissive front face as well as a sidewall adjacent thereto, wherein the sidewall has at least one ridge-like section having an increased wall thickness and running in the direction of the front face.09-22-2011
20130148208PLASTIC OPTICAL LENS AND AN INJECTION-MOLDING METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - This invention provides a plastic optical lens having a sprue gate plane. An average height of the portion defined by the width of the sprue gate plane is larger than at least one portion outside of a width of the sprue gate plane of any annular cross-section centering an optical axis between an optical effective diameter region and the sprue gate plane. The plastic optical lens is formed by an injection-molding method that employs a mold comprising an inlet channel arranged between the optical effective diameter region and the sprue gate plane. The inlet channel provides a shortcut that facilitates the molten plastics to flow to the optical effective diameter region as early as possible during the lens molding process, thereby avoiding the formation of a void or a welding line in the optical effective diameter region. Consequently, the production yield for the optical lens can be improved.06-13-2013
20110310492MASK USED FOR FABRICATION OF MICROLENS, AND FABRICATION METHOD FOR MICROLENS USING THE MASK - A fabrication method is provided which makes it possible to obtain a microlens that is more tightly spaced (the space between individual microlenses is smaller) than in the related art, even when the same fabrication process as that in the related art is used. The present invention provides a mask used for fabrication of a microlens to irradiate a photosensitive microlens material on a substrate with a patterned light beam, including a main layout, and a sub-layout provided around the main layout, in which when the mask is irradiated with a light beam, a first beam pattern is obtained by the main layout at a position corresponding to a center portion of the microlens, and a second beam pattern separated (resolved) from the first beam pattern is obtained by the sub-layout around the first beam pattern.12-22-2011
20130194676Glass Lens - An object of the present invention is to provide a glass lens resistant to serious damage such as a crack during, for example, transport of a quadrangular glass lens such as a lens array formed by pressing molten glass or a compound lens obtained from the lens array. There are provided step portions 08-01-2013

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