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20130077284DISPLAY APPARATUS INCLUDING RECESSED COLOR FILTERS - A display apparatus includes a display panel, a light source, a polarizer, and a transparent reflective element. The display panel includes a color filter including a first portion and a second portion in a pixel area. The first portion has a first light transmittance. The second portion has a second light transmittance higher than the first light transmittance. The light source provides a light to the display panel. The polarizer is disposed between the light source and the display. The polarizer polarizes the light. The transparent reflective element is spaced apart from the display panel. The transparent reflective element reflects an image provided from the display panel.03-28-2013
20130077283APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR HIGH-EFFICIENCY POLARIZATION CONVERSION IN A PROJECTION LIGHT ENGINE - Apparatuses and methods are disclosed, including light source modules for supplying primary and secondary polarized light using a polarization conversion system that supplies a first portion of a light beam with a first polarization as a primary light beam and supplies a polarization-converted second portion of the light beam as a secondary light beam in generally the same direction as the primary light beam to illuminate a microdisplay for projection of an image.03-28-2013
20130039031OPTICAL MODULE AND DISPLAY DEVICE - An optical module (02-14-2013
20130039030LIGHT IRRADIATION APPARATUS - By narrowing the length of an irradiation area, a scan distance is shortened and a process time of a light irradiation process is shortened. A light irradiation apparatus irradiating light to a substrate by using a long arc lamp includes: a reflection mirror having a cross-sectional shape which is an oval or parabolic shape and having a shape as if light irradiated is condensed on the surface of the substrate; and a slit limiting an irradiation area of the irradiated light, wherein on a section perpendicular to a long axis of the long arc lamp, a main irradiation area length X and a gap H between the long arc lamp and the substrate satisfy a relationship of X<0.087H.02-14-2013
20130039029Light Engine Having Distributed Remote Phosphors - There is herein described a light engine that emits a light. The light engine includes a light source, a light guide, a plurality of extraction optical elements, and a plurality of phosphors. The light guide receives the light. The extraction optical elements are on the surface of the light guide. The extraction optical elements extract at least a portion of the light out of the light guide. The phosphors are disposed on top of at least some of the extraction optical elements.02-14-2013
20100067212Lighting tool and outdoor display device - A lighting tool including a circularly polarizing plate disposed over a light-emitted surface, a lamp main body and a light source disposed in the lamp main body, wherein the circularly polarizing plate is disposed over the light-emitted surface so that light emitted from the light source passes therethrough.03-18-2010
20090316381LIGHT SOURCE - The invention relates to a light source (12-24-2009
20130163222ILLUMINATION MODULE - An illumination module comprising a light guide member, a first light source and a first polarizing element is provided. The light guide member is a polarization-maintaining light conductor, and comprises a first end, a second end and a main body. The main body is between the first and the second end, and comprises a light emitting area and a reflective area having a plurality of microstructures. The first light source is near the first end of the light guide member. The first polarizing element is between the first end and the first light source. The light of the first light source entering the first polarizing element is separated into a first polarized light and a second polarized light different from the first polarized light. The second polarized light passing through the first polarizing element and striking the microstructures is reflected as a third polarized light emitted to the outside.06-27-2013
20090237909LIGHT POLARIZATION CONTROL USING SERIAL COMBINATION OF SURFACE-SEGMENTED HALF WAVELENGTH PLATES - A light polarization control apparatus includes a linear polarized light generation device for generating a linearly polarized light ray; and a pair of first and second four-division type half-wave plate located at front and back positions of a light axis, each said half-wave plate having a surface divided into four regions by a couple of boundary lines crossing together at right angles, wherein the linearly polarized light ray is guided to pass through said pair of first and second four-division type half-wave plate to thereby divide this light ray into eight areas each having its polarization state as converted to any one of a azimuthally polarized state and a radially polarized state.09-24-2009
20120268914INPUT DEVICE - An input device, disposed in front of a display device, includes a polarizing film, a λ/4 retardation film, and a touch sensor unit including first and second light transmissive films arranged farther from the outside of the input device than the polarizing film. Each of the first and second light transmissive films is formed of a film controlled such that it is approximately optically isotropic. The film exhibits birefringence caused by drawing in the machine direction upon manufacture such that the slow axis extends along the machine direction. The machine direction of the film is allowed to be orthogonal to that of the other film, thus allowing the slow axes to be orthogonal to each other in order to cancel out the slow axes such that the input device is generally isotropic.10-25-2012
20110058350LIGHT SOURCE MODULE - A light source module is disclosed. The light source module includes an emitter having a light emitting surface, a solid integrating optic aligned to accept light emitted from the emitter at an entrance face and deliver light to an exit face, and a lens aligned to receive light from the exit face. The lens has a substantially hemispherical portion having a radius of curvature and the exit face of the solid integrating optic has an exit face diagonal. The ratio of the radius of curvature to the exit face diagonal is greater than 0.7. The solid integrating optic and the lens each have an index of refraction, and the ratio of the lens index of refraction to the solid integrating optic index of refraction is greater than unity.03-10-2011
20110279997Reflective Film Combinations with Output Confinement in Both Polar and Azimuthal Directions and Related Constructions - A reflective film includes microlayers arranged into optical repeat units to reflect light in an extended wavelength band, with thinner and thicker ones of the optical repeat units being disposed generally towards a thin side and thick side, respectively, of the film. The microlayers are tailored to provide the film with a reflectivity, for p-polarized light incident in a first plane, that decreases by at least half from an initial value at normal incidence to a value R11-17-2011
20080285255Low birefringent light redirecting film - The invention relates to a polymeric optical film comprising a base provided with integral optical features on at least one side, wherein the features have two or more sides that form a ridge line, wherein the optical film has light leakage through crossed polarizers of less than 1.0%.11-20-2008
20120106122DISPLAY APPARATUS - A display device includes a display panel including a front substrate and a back substrate, a plurality of brackets attached to a non-display area of a back surface of the back substrate using an adhesive, and a backlight unit positioned in the rear of the display panel. The backlight unit includes a frame including at least one protrusion, a light guide plate disposed between the frame and the display panel, the light guide plate including at least one groove or hole corresponding to the at least one protrusion of the frame, an optical layer disposed between the light guide plate and the display panel, and a light source disposed on the side of the light guide plate.05-03-2012
20110292636LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND ILLUMINATION DEVICE - A light emitting device capable of improving light extraction efficiency is provided. The light emitting device includes: a laser generator which outputs linearly polarized laser light; a fluorescent body which is irradiated with the laser light from the laser generator; and a reflective polarization filter which is arranged in a region through which the laser light outputted from the laser generator passes. The reflective polarization filter is formed to transmit linearly polarized light of the laser light and reflect linearly polarized light having a polarization plane which is perpendicular to a polarization plane of the linearly polarized light of the laser light.12-01-2011
20100033944Polarized illumination lens device - A skew light illumination lens body mainly directs the light from a illuminant device to diffuse to a predetermined direction. The lens body includes a base with a receiving slot having a downwards opening for receiving the illuminant device. A top side of the receving slot is covered by a cancaved arc as a light incident side. An convex curved surface is formed deviated from the center axis on the top of the base with a predetermined angle. The dense light of the illuminant device will be refracted and gathered by the concaved arc to the highest point of the convex curved surface and being projected.02-11-2010
20100008060LIGHT ASSEMBLY WITH HIGH COLOR-RENDERING PROPERTY - A light assembly is provided. The light assembly includes at least one ultraviolet (UV) lamp and a wavelength-converting member. The wavelength-converting member encircles the UV lamp and includes a substrate, and a wavelength-converting layer disposed on the substrate and faces the UV lamp. In this way, the wavelength-converting layer is energized by the ultraviolet light emitted from the UV lamp to emit a visible light in turn.01-14-2010
20080304248Display device - A display device useful to create an interactive image having different sizes by employing one display panel that is allowed to emit the light toward both directions.12-11-2008
20120106121DISPLAY APPARATUS - A display device is disclosed. The display device includes a display panel including a front substrate and a back substrate, a backlight unit positioned in the rear of the display panel, a plurality of brackets attached to a non-display area of a back surface of the display panel using an adhesive, and a buffer positioned on the side of the display panel.05-03-2012
20090279278Light emitting device and method for manufacturing the same - A light emitting device, including: a light emitting element emitting polarized light; and a light emitting element attachment module allowing a polarization direction of the polarized light (incident light) to be set more than −45 degrees and less than +45 degrees with respect to a plane of incidence onto a reflecting surface which reflects the polarized light emitted from the light emitting element.11-12-2009
20100277888TASK LIGHT - A task lighting apparatus produces glare-free illumination of a work area. The apparatus includes a shade defining a cavity having an opening, a light source positioned to emit light into the cavity, and a glare control member disposed within the opening wherein the diffuser comprises a louvered array of dual brightness enhancement film.11-04-2010
20090168394ILLUMINATION DEVICE FOR PRODUCING A POLARIZED LIGHT BEAM - An illumination device for providing a polarized light beam comprising a light source (07-02-2009
20120140434Display Panel and a Light Source Used Therein - A display panel and a light source device used therein are provided. The display panel includes a light-guide thin-film circuit substrate, a light source and a polarizing layer. The light-guide thin-film circuit substrate has a light entrance end and a light exit top surface, and the light source is disposed corresponding to the light entrance end. The polarizing layer is disposed on the light-guide thin-film circuit substrate and parallels the light exit top surface of the light-guide thin-film circuit substrate. The light produced by the light source enters the circuit substrate through the light entrance end, guided and transmitted through the circuit substrate, and then leaves the circuit substrate through the light exit top surface and enters the polarizing layer. The light after passing through the polarizing layer is turned into a polarized light having flat light source effect as a backlight source for the system.06-07-2012
20090129047DOUBLE-SIDED LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE - A double-sided light emitting device including lower and upper substrates, an emission element formed between an inner surface of the upper substrate and an inner surface of the lower substrate and emitting predetermined light, an upper layer of polarizing material disposed on at least one of inner and outer surfaces of the upper substrate, and a lower layer of polarizing material disposed on at least one of inner and outer surfaces of the lower substrate.05-21-2009
20110267799LED Array Systems - A light emitting diode (LED) array comprises an array of LEDs mounted to a substrate. The LEDs emit light in a direction generally perpendicular to the substrate. An optical sheet is disposed over the LEDs. At least a portion of light entering one side of the optical sheet from the LEDs is guided within the optical sheet in a direction generally parallel to the substrate. Light extraction features direct light from the optical sheet in a generally forward direction. Such an array is useful for several applications, including space lighting, direct information display and backlighting of liquid crystal displays. The light spreading effect of the optical sheet reduces the amount of black space between LED pixels.11-03-2011
20110141715SURFACE LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE - Surface light source device includes: point light sources (06-16-2011
20110228510OPTICAL FILTER AND ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME - An optical filter having improved visibility under external light and an organic light-emitting device including the same.09-22-2011
20110222263HIGH TRANSMISSION FLUX LEVELING MULTILAYER OPTICAL FILM AND RELATED CONSTRUCTIONS - A reflective film includes microlayers arranged into optical repeat units, each optical repeat unit including a negatively birefringent microlayer. The microlayers are tailored to provide the film with on-axis polarizing properties, such that normally incident light polarized along a block axis is substantially reflected and normally incident light polarized along a pass axis is substantially transmitted. On-axis transmission for the block axis may be <20%, and on-axis transmission for the pass axis may be >70%. The microlayers also provide the film with angularly dependent polarizing properties: p-polarized light incident in a block plane of incidence is substantially reflected at near-normal angles but substantially transmitted at an oblique angle. The film transmits unpolarized light incident in this plane more strongly at the oblique angle than at normal. The films can be used in direct-lit backlights, luminaires, and similar lighting systems for flux leveling to promote spatial brightness uniformity.09-15-2011
20100165598MICROSTRUCTURAL POLARIZED LIGHT-GUIDE DEVICE - A microstructural polarized light-guide device comprises an unpolarized light source module, a subwavelength polarization beam splitter structure and a polarization conversion module, the unpolarized light source module comprises a light-guide plate and a light source at the edge of the light-guide plate, the material of the light-guide plate is PMMA with the characteristic of high transparency, the surface of the light-guide plate has a plurality of extraction patterns, the polarization beam splitter structure is a nano-scale structure and comprises a dielectric nanograting layer and a metallic nanograting layer, and the dielectric nanograting layer and the metallic nanograting layer are vertically stacked with each other, the dielectric nanograting layer is integrated with a surface opposite to the surface with the plurality of extraction patterns, the polarization conversion module is disposed on the surface with the plurality of extraction patterns of the light-guide plate.07-01-2010
20090296366DISPLAY APPARATUS - A member configured to absorb a predetermined wavelength range for light having an incident angle is located on the first electrode side of a light emitting device and settings are made so that the hue of light emitted in a direction having an angle with respect to the front becomes yellow when the light emitting device emits white light.12-03-2009
20120243202VEHICLE LAMP - A vehicle lamp is provided that includes a base plate 3, a light emitting element 5 mounted with a light output surface faced upward, a polarizing lens 7 formed to have a larger width in an “x” direction than that in a “y” direction. The vehicle lamp that can form a light illumination region that is in a rectangular shape and displaced to one side with respect to an axis vertical to a light output surface of a light emitting element, and also has a clear outline having no blur of the light.09-27-2012
20120243204Efficient polarized directional backlight - By introducing a stack of alternating high and low index dichroic material layers on the exit surface of a waveguide for a wedge type directional backlight, natural reflectivity differences between polarized components can be increased, effectively reflecting the vast proportion of S-polarized light rays, while at the same time transmitting the P-polarized light rays, of light impacting the exit surface of the waveguide at an angle sufficient to exit the waveguide. This recovers polarization in wedge type backlight systems, increasing illumination exiting the waveguide. Also, on the back reflecting surface of the waveguide, a birefringent material can be added to efficiently transform S-polarized reflected light from the dichroic stack, into returning P-polarized light. Because returning rays that are now P-polarized by the birefringent material have already achieved the critical angle for exiting the waveguide, the rays transformed to P-polarization can now also exit the waveguide, increasing waveguide illumination.09-27-2012
20090116211DOUBLE-SIDED LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE - A double-sided light emitting device including lower and upper substrates, an emission element formed between an inner surface of the upper substrate and an inner surface of the lower substrate and emitting predetermined light, an upper layer of polarizing material disposed on at least one of inner and outer surfaces of the upper substrate, and a lower layer of polarizing material disposed on at least one of inner and outer surfaces of the lower substrate.05-07-2009
20090168393Polarized light illumination device - A polarized light illumination device is described, which includes a light source, a polarizer, a reflector, and a polarized light converter. The light source generates light. The reflector is used for reflecting light generated by the light source towards the polarizer. The polarizer allows a first polarized light to pass through, and reflects a second polarized light. The polarized light converter reflects the light irradiated on the polarized light converter and performs a polarization conversion. A plane where the polarized light converter is located is substantially perpendicular to the polarizer.07-02-2009
20090168392LENS ARRAY AND ILLUMINATION MODULE - A lens array includes a first lens group with rows of first lenses having first optical surfaces, a second lens group with rows of second lenses having second optical surfaces, and a reference plane. Each first and second lenses extend along a first axis. The second lenses are disposed at two sides of the first lens group along a second axis perpendicular to the first axis. An optical axis of the second optical surface is perpendicular to the first and second axis. An optical axis of the first optical surface is perpendicular to the first axis and has an angle larger than 0 degree and smaller than 6 degrees with the optical axis of the second optical surface. The reference plane perpendicular to the second axis passes through the first lens group. A normal vector of each first optical surface on the optical axis points away from the reference plane.07-02-2009
20090109648Techniques For Controlling Observed Glare Using Polarized Optical Transmission And Reception Devices - Systems and methods that utilize an adjustment mechanism for adjusting the polarization angle of a light source relative to the polarization angle of a viewing filter, so as to permit adjustment of visual contrast between interposed specular media and an object to be viewed and/or photographed, wherein the interposed specular media is an atmospheric phenomenon comprising a seemingly infinite number of dispersed specularly reflective particles enveloping at least one of an observer or a scene of interest. The light source includes a light generation mechanism for generating polarized light, and an optional source polarization angle determination mechanism for adjusting the angle of polarization of the light source. The viewing filter includes a filter polarization angle adjustment mechanism for adjusting at least one of the polarization angle of maximum light attenuation and the polarization angle of minimum light attenuation.04-30-2009
20100027238Polarization-recovery illumination system with high illumination efficiency - A polarization-recovery illumination system contains a light-source structure (02-04-2010
20120230007SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT SOURCE APPARATUS AND LIGHTING UNIT - A semiconductor light source apparatus can emit various color lights having a substantially uniform color tone and high brightness. The semiconductor light source apparatus can include a radiating substrate, at least one phosphor layer disposed on the radiating substrate and a semiconductor light source emitting blue light. The at least one phosphor layer can be composed of at least one of a glass phosphor and a phosphor ceramic. The light source can be located adjacent the phosphor layer so that the blue light having high brightness can be efficiently reflected on the radiating substrate via the phosphor layer while preventing the blue light from a mirror reflection on the phosphor layer. Thus, the disclosed subject matter can provide a semiconductor light source apparatus that can emit various uniform color lights having high brightness and a lighting unit using the light source apparatus, which can be used for general lighting, vehicle lighting etc.09-13-2012
20100134999Display Panel and a Light Source Used Therein - A display panel and a light source device used therein are provided. The display panel includes a light-guide thin-film circuit substrate, a light source and a polarizing layer. The light-guide thin-film circuit substrate has a light entrance end and a light exit top surface, and the light source is disposed corresponding to the light entrance end. The polarizing layer is disposed on the light-guide thin-film circuit substrate and parallels the light exit top surface of the light-guide thin-film circuit substrate. The light produced by the light source enters the circuit substrate through the light entrance end, guided and transmitted through the circuit substrate, and then leaves the circuit substrate through the light exit top surface and enters the polarizing layer. The light after passing through the polarizing layer is turned into a polarized light having flat light source effect as a backlight source for the system. A polarizer may even be disposed between the light source and the light entrance end, so the light is turned into polarized light before entering the circuit substrate.06-03-2010
20110103036OPTICAL FILM - An optical film that includes a reflective polarizer and a stretched polymer film is disclosed. The stretched polymer film is laminated to the reflective polarizer, and the stretched polymer film exhibits a refractive index symmetry point at an angle of incidence in air of at least about 60 degrees in a plane of incidence parallel to a direction of greatest stretch.05-05-2011
20100277887POLARIZED WHITE LIGHT EMITTING DIODE - A polarized white light emitting diode is provided, including a substrate with an ultraviolet light emitting diode (UV LED) chip disposed thereover for emitting ultraviolet (UV) light, a phosphor layer coated around the UV LED chip to be excited by the UV light from the UV LED chip to thereby emit white light, an omni-directional reflector disposed over the phosphor layer, a medium layer disposed between the omni-directional reflector and the phosphor layer, wherein the omni-directional reflector allows the UV light from the UV LED chip to be multiply and omni-directionally reflected in between the phosphor layer and the medium layer, a transparent substrate disposed over the omni-directional reflector, and a metal-containing polarization layer disposed over the transparent substrate for polarizing the white light emitted from the phosphor layer to thereby emit a polarized white light11-04-2010
20080247150SURFACE ILLUMINATION APPARATUS, AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY WITH THE SAME - A surface illumination apparatus includes: a light source; an end-surface light-guide portion which guides light emitted from the light source in a long-side direction thereof and generates emitted light in a short-side direction thereof; and a light guide plate which allows the emitted light to be incident upon an end-surface portion thereof and emits the incident light from one main-surface portion thereof. The end-surface light-guide portion includes a plurality of polarization control portions arranged in the long-side direction; the plurality of polarization control portions each has a half-wave plate and a polarizing prism; the end-surface light-guide portion emits the emitted light in the form of either of S-polarized light and P-polarized light, using the plurality of polarization control portions; and the light guide plate emits, as output light, either of S-polarized light and P-polarized light from the one main-surface portion.10-09-2008
20100214762LAMP-HIDING ASSEMBLY FOR A DIRECT LIT BACKLIGHT - The present invention is applicable to optical assemblies for use with direct-lit backlights that exhibit a lower transmission for light of normal incidence as compared to the transmission of light at higher angles of incidence, to accomplish a leveling effect of the light across the display. In one embodiment, an optical assembly includes a reflector having an internal Brewster angle and a reflective polarizer having orthogonal reflection and transmission axes. In another embodiment, a direct lit backlight assembly includes one or more lamps, a reflector having an internal Brewster angle, where a major surface of the reflector is facing at least one of the one or more lamps, and a light redirecting layer.08-26-2010
20110149547OPTICAL ELEMENT AND COLOR COMBINER - Optical elements, color combiners using the optical elements, and image projectors using the color combiners are described. The optical element includes color selective dichroic filters and a reflective polarizer. A line passing perpendicularly through each of the color selective dichroic filters intercepts the reflective polarizer at approximately 45 degrees. The optical element can also include retarders positioned adjacent to the color selective dichroic filters. The color combiner includes partially reflective light sources coupled to the optical element. Unpolarized light having different colors can enter the color combiner through the dichroic filters, and combined light of a desired polarization state can exit the color combiner. Light having an undesired polarization state can be recycled to the desired polarization state within the color combiner, so that light utilization efficiency is increased. The image projector includes a color combiner coupled to an imaging source and projection elements, so that a first portion of the combined light is directed to the projection element, and a second portion of the combined light is recycled back into the color combiner.06-23-2011
20110051392LIGHT MANAGEMENT ASSEMBLY - The present application describes light management assemblies comprising a light transmissive plate, optical film, and a cover film which covers at least one major surface of the light transmissive plate. Optical film(s) may be adjacent or attached to the outside of the cover film or contained within the cover film between the light transmissive plate and the cover film. The present application also describes a method of making a liquid crystal display device using the light management assemblies described in this application.03-03-2011
20110317395OPTICAL SYSTEM FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL ON SILICON PROJECTOR - An optical system for a liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) projector includes a light emitting diode (LED) array, a light guide plate (LGP), and a polarization cube beam splitter (PBS). The LED array emits a beam of light. The LGP and the PBS are arranged along the optical path of the beam of light. The LGP includes an incident surface directly facing the LED array, an emitting surface, and an array of microstructures formed on the emitting surface. The PBS includes a side surface directly facing the emitting surface and an array of collimator lenses formed on the side surface. The microstructures are positioned at a focal surface of the collimator lenses.12-29-2011
20120002395BEAM COMBINING LIGHT SOURCE - The invention relates to sources of optical radiation wherein polarized radiation from first and second rows of light emitters is first collimated and combined into two combined beam using first and second rows of collimating and beam re-directing elements, respectively, and then polarization multiplexed to form a polarization-multiplexed output beam. In order to reduce the footprint, emitters of the first and second emitter rows are disposed in an interleaved, staggered arrangement, and the second row of collimating and beam re-directing elements is disposed in a space between the first emitter row and the first row of collimating and beam re-directing elements.01-05-2012
20120057325ILLUMINATION DEVICE WITH A PHOSPHOR - The invention relates to an illumination device and a method adapted for illuminating applications. The illumination device (03-08-2012
20100254114VIDEO IMAGE APPRECIATION SYSTEM - A video image appreciation system 10-07-2010
20100246158LIGHTING DEVICE - The present invention provides a lighting device, comprising a first light guide adapted to guide light and output the light in a first direction; a second light guide adapted to guide light and output the light in another, second direction; a dividing structure adapted to receive light from a light source and guide the light into the first light guide and into the second light guide, wherein the dividing structure comprises controllable dividing means for guiding a first percentage of the light from the light source into the first light guide, and a second percentage of the light from the light source into the second light guide.09-30-2010
20120162960LIGHT-UNIFORMING ANTI-GLARING STRUCTURE AND LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE - A light-uniforming anti-glaring structure includes a light-polarizing reflection unit and a light-polarizing position adjusting unit. The light-polarizing reflection unit includes a multilayer reflector composed of a plurality of inter-stacked polymer films. One of the inter-stacked polymer films is a birefringence material layer that conforms to the condition of NX≠NY≠NZ, wherein NX is the index of refraction of light at X direction, NY is the index of refraction of light at Y direction, and NZ is the index of refraction of light at Z direction. The light-polarizing position adjusting unit is coupled with the light-polarizing reflection unit for adjusting the position of the light-polarizing reflection unit.06-28-2012
20120162961VEHICLE HAVING AT LEAST ONE INSTRUMENT IN A DRIVER INFORMATION SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR AVOIDING REFLECTIONS OF AN INSTRUMENT IN A WINDSHIELD OF A VEHICLE - A driver information system is provided for a vehicle having at least one instrument, which has a front plate and an illumination device. At least one light-transmitting area is arranged in the front plate and the illumination device is arranged behind the front plate, the illumination device being able to emit light through the at least one light-transmitting area of the front plate. A polarization filter is arranged between the front plate and the illumination device. The polarization filter is oriented opposite to a polarization direction of a windshield of the vehicle.06-28-2012
20110182051LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE AND ILLUMINATION DEVICE USING THE SAME - A light source device is provided with an LED having strong directivity, a reflective hood which has an interior reflecting surface for reflecting the illumination light from the light source, and a pair of first and second polarizing reflective plates for polarizing the illumination light from the LED in a specific direction. The first and second polarizing reflective plates have a specific length and width, and a back surface formed from a high reflectance plate. The light source is secured to the reflective hood. A specific interval is provided between the first and second polarizing reflective plates and the reflecting surface of the reflective hood, and a specific interval is provided between the two plates with the optical axis passing through the 0° direction angle of the light source in between. That is to say, the respective designated angles α of inclination are formed with respect to the optical axis so that the interval in the vicinity of the light source is large, and the interval further away is small.07-28-2011
20110182050Polarized Linear Light Source - An energy efficient polarized linear light source system is disclosed. In one embodiment, the system comprises a reflector and a reflecting polarizer. A transparent linear light source and a quarter wave retarder are placed in between the reflector and reflecting polarizer. The polarized linear light source may be used as an illuminator for an efficient polarized surface light source.07-28-2011
20120170245FOLDER TYPE POLARIZING FILM FOR ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE - A folder type polarizing film for OLEDs and a display device, the film including a polarizer; a transparent support attached to an upper surface of the polarizer, the transparent support being a cycloolefin polymer film; and a compensation film attached to a lower surface of the polarizer, the compensation film being a cycloolefin polymer having a phase difference of λ/4 relative to a polarization axis of the polarizer.07-05-2012
20120212929Light Emitting Diode Array Illumination System with Recycling - An LED illumination system includes a plurality of LED modules and a plurality of corresponding collimating lenses to provide increased brightness. Each LED module has at least one LED chip having a light emitting area that emits light and a recycling reflector. The reflector is positioned to reflect the light from the light emitting area back to the LED chip and has a transmissive aperture through which the emitted light exits. The collimating lenses are arranged to receive and collimate the light exiting from the LED modules.08-23-2012
20120212928FLAT DISPLAY DEVICE - A flat display device includes a flat display module that produces an image. The device also includes a reflective sheet at a rear side of the flat display module, a support member on the reflective sheet, and an optical adhesive film adhered to the front surface of the flat display module, to sides of the flat display module, and to a portion of a back of the support member that is opposite the reflective sheet. The image is produced on the front surface of the flat display module and is emitted through the optical adhesive film.08-23-2012
20120075830WIRE GRID POLARIZER AND BACKLIGHT UNIT USING THE SAME - Provided is a wire grid polarizer and a backlight unit using the wire grid polarizer. The wire grid polarizer comprises a first grid layer thrilled on a substrate and provided with at least one of a first grid pattern, and a second grid layer formed on the first grid pattern and provided with at least one of a second grid pattern made of metal material wherein the first grid layer is made of high molecular substance having a lower refraction index than that of the substrate.03-29-2012
20120176766OPTICAL ELEMENT, LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE, AND PROJECTION DISPLAY DEVICE - Disclosed is an optical element that includes: a light guide body into which light from a light-emitting element enters; carrier generation layer (07-12-2012
20100271800Display Apparatus and Method for Manufacturing an Optical Compound Layer - A display apparatus and a method for manufacturing an optical compound layer are provided. The display apparatus comprises a light source and an optical compound layer, wherein the light source is adapted to emit a light beam, and the light beam has a polarization direction. The optical compound layer is disposed on the light source correspondingly to receive the light beam. The optical compound layer comprises a thin film and a plurality of dopants doped therein. One of the thin film and the dopants has a specific orientation which is substantially the same as the polarization direction of the light beam and the refractive indexes of the thin film and the dopants are substantially the same as well.10-28-2010
20120262900OPTICAL MODULE - An optical module includes a casing, a first light output unit that is fixed to the casing and generates a first light signal, a second light output unit that is fixed to the casing while an angle thereof is set to be different from that of the first light output unit and generates a second light signal having a wavelength different from that of the first light signal, a first branching filter that refracts at least any one of the first light signal and the second light signal so that optical axes of the first light signal and the second light signal are partially overlapped, and one isolator that is located at a portion where optical axes of the first light signal and the second light signal are overlapped and performs isolation on the first light signal and the second light signal.10-18-2012
20120230006LIGHTING DEVICE - Example embodiments relate to a lighting device comprising a shell, a plurality of white LEDs and at least one red LED. The white LEDs and red LED(s) are all positioned at the bottom of the shell. The white LEDs, which amount is in a range of 2M to 8M, and red LED, which amount is in a range of 1M to 4M, M represents a constant, are positioned to form an LED array. The light emitted by the white LEDs and red LED(s) forms a combined light to be emitted from the lighting device. The combined light shows the nature which falls within a closed region of CIE 1931 color space, where is defined by a plurality of line segments which intersect each other at points (0.36, 0.55), (0.45, 0.55), (0.55, 0.45), (0.4, 0.3), (0.3, 0.3), (0.32, 0.398), (0.36, 0.378), (0.421, 0.419), (0.431, 0.451) and (0.36, 0.482).09-13-2012
20120230008PLANAR ILLUMINATION DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE PROVIDED WITH THE SAME - An object is to implement a narrowed picture-frame while suppressing the occurrence of light leakage and a reduction in luminance in an edge-light type backlight device. A backlight device is composed of LEDs (09-13-2012
20120236530LIGHTING ASSEMBLY WITH ADJUSTABLE LIGHT OUTPUT - A lighting assembly includes a light guide to propagate light by total internal reflection and having a light output region on a major surface thereof. The lighting assembly also includes an optical adjuster having a major surface juxtaposed with and conforming to the light guide's major surface. The optical adjuster has a first region and a second region, the first region having a light modifying characteristic. The optical adjuster and light output region are variably positionable relative to one another to selectively apportion light emitted from the light output region between the first region and the second region. In this way, light apportioned to the first region is modified by the light modifying characteristic so that light output from the lighting assembly is modified based on relative positioning of the optical adjuster and the light guide.09-20-2012
20120320561OPTICAL IRRADIATION APPARATUS - An optical irradiation apparatus includes: a light-emitting device configured to emit a plurality of light beams whose optical axes extend in a substantially identical direction; a collimator part configured to convert the light beams into parallel light beams; and a light condensing part configured to collect the parallel light beams. The light-emitting device includes a super luminescent diode array in which a plurality of waveguides are provided on a substrate. Each of the waveguides has a light-emitting facet including a light emission point from which an associated one of the light beams is emitted. The light emission points are located in a plane. The plane including the light emission points is orthogonal to a direction of an optical axis of the collimator part.12-20-2012
20120275133LASER POINTER - A laser pointer suitable for a touch display panel is provided. The laser pointer includes a main body, a laser diode and a wave plate. The main body has a containing space. The laser diode is disposed in the containing space and has a light emitting end. The wave plate is disposed on the light emitting end, wherein the laser diode is suitable for emitting a laser beam having linear polarization from the light emitting end, and the wave plate is suitable for transforming the laser beam having linear polarization into a laser beam having circular polarization, such that the laser beam is suitable for being an input signal for the touch display panel.11-01-2012
20130021774LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT AND IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS USING THE LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT - The invention realizes a light emitting element having high efficiency, capable of increasing the luminance and capable of emitting linearly polarized light in which the light distribution characteristic has good symmetry. The light emitting element of the present invention has an active layer that produces light, and includes a polarizer layer having a first region that allows a polarization component in a first direction in the light produced in the active layer to pass therethrough and reflects other polarization components, and a second region that allows a polarization component in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction to pass therethrough and reflects other polarization components, a wavelength plate layer having a third region and a fifth region that the light exiting from the first region enters, and a fourth region and a sixth region that the light exiting from the second region enters, the wavelength plate layer causing the lights that have entered the third to sixth regions to exit as lights in the same polarized state, and a reflective layer that reflects the lights reflected by the first region and the second region. The directions of optical axes of the third region and the fifth region or the fourth region and the sixth region are perpendicular to each other.01-24-2013
20100220459POLARIZED LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE - The present invention relates to a light emitting device, comprising: a LED die (09-02-2010
20130010451LASER DIODE MODULE - A laser diode module includes a laser diode, a Faraday rotator, and a polarizer. The laser diode outputs an output laser beam which is linearly polarized light and is placed in TE mode. The Faraday rotator is disposed on the optical axis of the output laser beam and rotates the polarization direction of incident light by 45°. The polarizer is disposed on the side adjacent to an optical fiber, of the Faraday rotator, and the direction of the transmission axis thereof agrees with the polarization direction of the output laser beam having passed through the Faraday rotator. No selection element configured to selectively transmit only a laser beam traveling in a particular polarization direction is disposed on the side adjacent to the laser diode, of the Faraday rotator.01-10-2013
20110134623LIGHTGUIDE HAVING A VISCOELASTIC LAYER FOR MANAGING LIGHT - Disclosed herein is an optical device including a light source and an optical article. The optical article includes a lightguide and a viscoelastic layer disposed on the lightguide. Light emitted by the light source enters the lightguide and is transported within the lightguide by total internal reflection. The viscoelastic layer manages light, for example, at least about 50%, or less than about 10%, of light that enters the lightguide may be extracted. The optical device can be used in a variety of constructions for signs, markings, display devices, keypad assemblies, tail light assemblies and illumination devices.06-09-2011
20130021773WAVELENGTH PLATE, LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT, AND IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE USING THE LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT - Provided is a wavelength plate that can increase incident angle tolerance. The wavelength plate in which a high refractive index layer and a low refractive index layer are alternately stacked, each layer having a concave-convex structure the period of which is equal to or shorter that a wavelength in one direction within a plane, includes, as periods in the thickness direction of the high refractive index layer and the low refractive index layer: a first period defined so that a used wavelength can belong to the first band of a photonic band structure; and a second period defined so that the used wavelength can belong to a wavelength side longer than the center wavelength of the second band of the photonic band structure.01-24-2013
20120243203VEHICLE LIGHT - A vehicle light which uses a laser light source device and has a shorter dimension in an optical axis direction than conventional vehicle lights. The vehicle light comprises a laser light source device and an optical system configured so as to form a predetermined light distribution pattern. The laser light source device includes: a cylindrical light-guiding part having a diffusing surface set in a region other than a light-introducing surface; a phosphor arranged in a light-emitting region on an outer circumferential surface of the light-guiding part; a reflective film arranged in a region of the light-guiding part other than the light-introducing surface and the light-emitting region; and a laser light source that outputs a laser beam which is introduced into the light-guiding part from the light-introducing surface and enters the phosphor. The light-guiding part and the laser light source are arranged adjacent to each other.09-27-2012
20080232080Polarization Plate For Use In A Liquid Crystal Display - A polarization plate is provided for use between a light source and a display panel, where the light source is configured to emit light having a plurality of planes of polarization and the display panel is configured to have a predetermined polarization axis. The plate includes a repolarization region and a prepolarization region. The repolarization region is configured to diffuse and to depolarize or rotate at least one plane of polarization of the light passing therethrough. The prepolarization region is disposed adjacent to and in contact with the repolarization region. The prepolarization region is configured to be substantially nonabsorbent, to allow passage of light having a plane of polarization that is substantially aligned with the predetermined polarization axis, and to prevent passage of light having a plane of polarization that is not substantially aligned with the predetermined polarization axis. In another embodiment, an interface is provided between the regions.09-25-2008
20080225506Display Panel and a Light Source Used Therein - A display panel and a light source device used therein are provided. The display panel includes a light-guide thin-film circuit substrate, a light source and a polarizing layer. The light-guide thin-film circuit substrate has a light entrance end and a light exit top surface, and the light source is disposed corresponding to the light entrance end. The polarizing layer is disposed on the light-guide thin-film circuit substrate and parallels the light exit top surface of the light-guide thin-film circuit substrate. The light produced by the light source enters the circuit substrate through the light entrance end, guided and transmitted through the circuit substrate, and then leaves the circuit substrate through the light exit top surface and enters the polarizing layer. The light after passing through the polarizing layer is turned into a polarized light having flat light source effect as a backlight source for the system. A polarizer may even be disposed between the light source and the light entrance end, so the light is turned into polarized light before entering the circuit substrate.09-18-2008
20130176704Polarization fields for dynamic light field display - In exemplary implementations of this invention, a flat screen device displays a 3D scene. The 3D display may be viewed by a person who is not wearing any special glasses. The flat screen device displays dynamically changing 3D imagery, with a refresh rate so fast that the device may be used for 3D movies or for interactive, 3D display. The flat screen device comprises a stack of LCD layers with two crossed polarization filters, one filter at each end of the stack. One or more processors control the voltage at each pixel of each LCD layer, in order to control the polarization state rotation induced in light at that pixel. The processor employs an algorithm that models each LCD layer as a spatially-controllable polarization rotator, rather than a conventional spatial light modulator that directly attenuates light. Color display is achieved using field sequential color illumination with monochromatic LCDs.07-11-2013
20130176705LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE AND PROJECTION TYPE DISPLAY DEVICE - A light source device includes a light source unit concluding LD element (07-11-2013
20130094174DISPLAY DEVICE AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF - A display device (04-18-2013
20130094173Display Device And An Electronic Apparatus Using The Same - In a conventional display device comprising a sub-display, the display device is increased in thickness and in the number of components as the number of displays is increased. In the present invention, a dual emission display device is used so that either surface of a display is used as a main display or a sub-display. Accordingly, the display device can be reduced in thickness and in the number of components. Further, mechanical reliability can be enhanced when the invention is applied to a tablet PC, a video camera and the like.04-18-2013
20130100636POLARIZER AND LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE - Provided is a polarizer that includes wire grid structure (04-25-2013
20130100635HIGH BRIGHTNESS ILLUMINATION DEVICES USING WAVELENGTH CONVERSION MATERIALS - High lumen output and brightness illumination modules using an excitation light source and wavelength conversion part with multi-channel heat dissipation are disclosed. The exciting light source is a light emitting diode or a laser diode emitting in the UV and/or blue region. The luminescent material in the wavelength conversion part absorbs the excitation light and emit longer wavelength light. The enhancement approaches for brightness and polarization is disclosed.04-25-2013
20130120962Polarization Display Device - A polarization display device 05-16-2013
20130120961Beam Splitter Module For Illumination Systems - Beam splitter and illumination systems using beam splitters are described. Methods of providing a beam splitter with extended lifetime are also described.05-16-2013
20130170173DISPLAY DEVICE AND OPTICAL MULTI-LAYER STRUCTURE FOR DISPLAY DEVICE - An optical multi-layer structure for a flat panel display device is provided. The optical multi-layer structure includes a first optical layer, a second optical layer, a surface strengthening layer, and an adhesive layer. The first optical layer converts a light into a first polarized light. The second optical layer is disposed on the first optical layer and converts the first polarized light into a second polarized light. The surface strengthening layer is disposed on the second optical layer. The adhesive layer is disposed between the second optical layer and the surface strengthening layer, and is in direct contact with the second optical layer and the surface strengthening layer. A flat panel display device having the optical multi-layer structure is also disclosed.07-04-2013
20110273862ILLUMINATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RECYCLING LIGHT TO INCREASE THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE LIGHT SOURCE - An illumination system for increasing the brightness of a light source comprises an optical recycling device coupled to the light source, preferably light emitting diode (LED), for spatially and/or angularly recycling light. The optical recycling device spatially recycles a portion of rays of light emitted by the LED back to the light source using a reflector or mirror and/or angularly recycles high angle rays of light and transmits small angle rays of light, thereby increasing the brightness of the light source's output.11-10-2011
20110222262METHOD OF PRODUCING A LAMINATED OPTICAL FILM - A main object of the present invention is to provide a method of producing a laminated optical film that allows three-dimensional images to be reproduced, which is preferably used, particularly, in a large image display apparatus.09-15-2011
20080198570Backlight apparatus, liquid crystal display - The present invention relates to a backlight apparatus and a liquid crystal display apparatus, capable of realizing a backlight apparatus having high color reproductivity without color irregularities in a backlight apparatus having a LED device as its light source. In the optical unit 08-21-2008
20110228511BREWSTER ANGLE FILM FOR LIGHT MANAGEMENT IN LUMINAIRES AND OTHER LIGHTING SYSTEMS - Multilayer optical films are disclosed that exhibit high reflectivity at normal incidence for all polarizations but preferentially transmit high angle rays in one or two orthogonal planes of incidence. Both symmetrical and asymmetrical constructions are disclosed. The films can be used in direct-lit backlights and in lighting systems other than direct-lit backlights, such as edge-lit backlights, and non-backlight lighting systems such as systems intended for general illumination without the need for any graphic component, such as luminaires and task lights.09-22-2011
20130148326METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OBSERVING SUBSURFACES OF A TARGET MATERIAL - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a method for generating from a light source a light signal operating in a region of the light spectrum, modifying the light signal with a first polarization device having a first polarization state to generate a polarized light signal directed to a target, modifying a substantially specular reflection and a substantially diffused reflection of the polarized light signal generated from the target with a second polarization device having a second polarization state to generate mixed polarized light signals having a mixed polarization state, and adjusting the mixed polarization state to modify an observable range of subsurfaces of the target. Other embodiments are disclosed.06-13-2013
20130155645System and method for reducing glare - A system and method for reducing glare by passing a beam of light emanating from a polarized light source through a polarizing filter having a polarization characteristic different from that of the light beam emanating from the polarized light source.06-20-2013
20130182406POLARIZED LIGHT SOURCE MODULE - A polarized light source module, having a first region and a second region adjacent to at least one edge of the first region, includes a lamp shell, at least one light source, a polarization generator, and a micro-structure layer. The light source is disposed in the second region. The polarization generator is disposed in the second region, and the polarization generator is used to polarize light generated from the light source. The micro-structure layer is disposed in the first region, and the micro-structure layer is used to reflect the light polarized by the polarization generator toward a direction away from the lamp shell.07-18-2013
20130182405NANOWIRE ENHANCED TRANSPARENT CONDUCTOR AND POLARIZER - An electrically conducting wire pattern constructed from nanometer or micrometer dimension wires. The electrically conducting wire pattern can be designed with various geometries, including rectangular, triangular and circular arrays, and combinations of such patterns. The electrically conducting wire pattern can provide improved optically transmissive electrical conductors and can provide improved polarizers for use with various electrical and optical devices and components.07-18-2013
20110310586Optical system capable of enhancing specific polarization state of light and light source system including same - An optical system capable of enhancing a specific polarization state of light beam comprises a polarization beam splitter and a polarization state converter. The polarization beam splitter separates an input light beam into a first light beam of first polarization state and a second light beam of second polarization state. The first polarization state is different from the second polarization state. The second light beam is input into the polarization state converter and converted to a third light beam having significantly much more components of first polarization state. The polarization state converter has a configuration providing total reflection or high reflection function. The configuration includes at least one anisotropic optical thin film that is disposed between an incident medium of high refractive index and a medium of low refractive index.12-22-2011
20120300428Backlight Module - A backlight module is disclosed. The backlight module includes a light guide plate, a backlight source, an optical plate, and an optical coating layer. The light guide plate has a light emitting surface and a light incident end. The light incident end is located at an adjacent side of the light emitting surface. The backlight source is disposed corresponding to the light incident end and generates lights emitting to the light incident end. The optical plate is disposed above the light emitting surface. The optical plate includes an extension portion extending disposed above the backlight source. The optical coating layer is formed on a surface of the extension portion.11-29-2012

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