Patents Examined by Arnel C. Lavarias
  • Patent number: 10317598
    Abstract: An optical film in which heat resistance or moisture resistance is excellent, and visibility is able to be sufficiently ensured. In the optical film used in a display apparatus including a polarizer, Re is 1,000 nm to 30,000 nm, and Rth is ?30,000 nm to ?1,000 nm. Further, a polarization plate including the optical film, a transparent conductive film including the optical film, a surface protection film including the optical film including the optical film, and a liquid crystal display apparatus including the optical film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Ryuta Takegami, Naoyoshi Yamada
  • Patent number: 10310248
    Abstract: Provided is a microscope including: a chamber storing a solution in which a cuvette accommodating a solution together with a sample is immersed and that has an index of refraction identical to that of the solution; an immersion objective lens being placed outside the chamber and collecting light from the sample; a camera acquiring an image of the light collected by the lens; a targeting section moving the lens in a direction along a detection light axis thereof; and a movable stage supporting the cuvette in the chamber so as to be movable in at least a direction along the detection light axis. Each of the cuvette and the chamber has a transparent section that can transmit light coming from the sample. The lens is placed so as to face the transparent section of the cuvette with the transparent section of the chamber interposed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brendan Brinkman, Yoshihiro Shimada
  • Patent number: 10310242
    Abstract: An observation apparatus includes an imaging unit that includes an imaging section and an illumination section, a driving mechanism that moves the imaging unit, a position control section, a vessel position acquisition section, an illumination control section, an imaging control section that causes the imaging section to image a sample. The illumination section includes a plurality of emitting sections configured to emit illumination light and illuminates the sample. The position control section and the vessel position acquisition section acquire position information on the imaging unit and the sample, respectively. The illumination control section selects which of the emitting sections emits illumination light and causes the selected emitting section to emit main illumination light based on the position information on the sample and the imaging unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Takato Aoki
  • Patent number: 10308185
    Abstract: A vehicle mirror with an image display function including, in this order: an image display device; a circular polarization reflection layer; and a front surface plate made of glass or plastic, in which the circular polarization reflection layer includes a linear polarization reflection plate and a ΒΌ wavelength plate from the image display device side. The vehicle mirror with an image display function of the invention is capable of displaying a bright image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Anzai, Kazuhiro Oki, Mitsuyoshi Ichihashi, Takao Taguchi
  • Patent number: 10310287
    Abstract: An array of optical resonators comprises at least a first type of optical resonators each having a resonant response to an optical field at a first wavelength, and a second type of optical resonators each having a resonant response to an optical field at a second wavelength, being different from the first wavelength. The resonant responses can be selected to reduce chromatic aberrations, or to shape a profile of a light beam, or to selectively switch a near field beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Ramot at Tel-Aviv University Ltd.
    Inventors: Tal Ellenbogen, Omri Eisenbach, Ori Avayu, Ran Ditcovski
  • Patent number: 10302949
    Abstract: A virtual image display apparatus includes a diffraction optical member including a diffraction section that directs the orientation of image light based on diffraction toward the position of a viewer's eye and a light transmissive substrate that is disposed in the diffraction section and on the side facing the eye and supports the diffraction section, and an image forming section that outputs the image light toward the diffraction optical member, and the light transmissive substrate is a color separation correcting section that corrects color separation produced by the diffraction section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Takeda, Mitsutaka Ide
  • Patent number: 10302948
    Abstract: A display device of the embodiment includes an image generating unit which emits a light including an image information, and a light guide optical system which generates an image from the light which is emitted from the image generating unit at a position of an exit pupil, in which the light guide optical system is provided with a first mirror (a first deflection unit) which deflects the light which is emitted from the image generating unit, and a second mirror (a second deflection unit) which further deflects the light which is deflected by the first mirror to guide the light to the position of the exit pupil and transmits a portion of external light, and in which an optical axis of the light which propagates from the first mirror toward the second mirror and an optical axis of the exit pupil form an acute angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsutaka Ide, Masatoshi Yonekubo
  • Patent number: 10295804
    Abstract: The zoom lens is a lens system that forms an intermediate image, and includes, in order from the magnification side: a first lens group that remains stationary during zooming; a plurality of movable lens groups that move during zooming; and a final lens group that has a positive power and remains stationary during zooming. Two or more movable lens groups are positioned to be closer to the reduction side than the intermediate image. The lens system closer to the reduction side than the intermediate image includes, in order from the magnification side, a front group and a rear group. The zoom lens satisfies predetermined conditional expressions (1) and (2) relating to the rear group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Akiko Nagahara
  • Patent number: 10288382
    Abstract: A target sight scope mounting assembly is presented. Additionally, a target sight scope and a plurality of support members are configured to provide a support for the target sight scope. The scope is coupled to one of the support members and pivotally engages the support member. A dampening material may be integrated within at least the first support member thereby dampening the vibrations attendant to a shooting environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Pollock
  • Patent number: 10288735
    Abstract: A binocular telescope with digital laser ranging function, comprising an objective component, a beam splitter and coincidence prism system and an ocular component, and the beam splitter and coincidence prism system is arranged between the objective component and the ocular component; the beam splitter and coincidence prism system comprises a roof prism and a composite prism, the composite prism is composed of an isosceles prism, a right-angle prism A and a right-angle prism B, wherein the right-angle prism A and the right-angle prism B have the same shape and symmetrically abut on the two isosceles planes of the isosceles prism. The binocular telescope of the invention not only has observation function, but also has laser ranging function, and can display the target characters such as optical virtual sight and measured distance in the form of character in the field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Kunming Shunho Optics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liming Wang, Ke Yang
  • Patent number: 10286719
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a part with an anti-counterfeit feature is provided. The method includes providing a part to be marked for anti-counterfeiting. The part is provided with a radiation impacting feature on or within the part. The radiation impacting feature is configured to at least one of (i) prevent accurate imaging of at least a portion of the part and (ii) provide unique authentication of the part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel V. Viens, Joseph V. Mantese, Wayde R. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10288894
    Abstract: An optical component for coupling out an individual output beam from a collective output beam includes a plurality of radiation-reflecting regions which are grouped in such a way that regions of the same group serve for guiding different partial beams of the individual output beam to the same scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Patra, Alexander Wolf, Markus Schwab, Toralf Gruner, Joachim Hartjes
  • Patent number: 10288861
    Abstract: A light sheet microscope includes an objective, an illumination optical system, a correction device, an image pickup device, a first adjustor, a second adjustor and a controller. The controller performs a first focus process and a spherical aberration correction process. The first focus process is a process in which the first adjustor is controlled on the basis of light that is from the light sheet plane and that is detected via the objective so that the light sheet plane and a focal plane become closer when a relative position between the light sheet plane and a sample has been changed. The spherical aberration correction process is a process in which the correction device is controlled so that an evaluation value of the image obtained by the image pickup device becomes greater when the first adjustor has changed the relative position between the light sheet plane and the objective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Shimada
  • Patent number: 10288858
    Abstract: In the zoom lens, a first optical system is formed on the magnification side, and a second optical system is formed on the reduction side, with the intermediate image formed between the first optical system and the second optical system. The first optical system has a 5-group configuration, where the second to fourth lens groups move during zooming. In the first optical system, three or more negative lenses are disposed continuously in order from a position closest to the magnification side. The first optical system has a first cemented lens that is formed by cementing a negative lens and two positive lenses, of which Abbe numbers are larger than that of the negative lens, in order of positive, negative, and positive powers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuki Inoue
  • Patent number: 10286248
    Abstract: A viewing neck posture discomfort relief accessory includes a user wearable head band assembly, and an optical assembly attached to the user wearable head band assembly. The user wearable head band assembly is worn by the user to place the optical assembly in front of the user's eyes. The optical assembly enables the user to look into the optical assembly in a forward direction so that the neck of the user can be held in a generally upright comfortable posture due to the optical assembly having pairs of mirrors that reflect the path of sight of the user' eyes from the forward direction to a downward direction to allow viewing an item, such as a book page or mobile device keyboard or screen, being held by the user in a generally horizontal orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Harold McQueen
  • Patent number: 10281725
    Abstract: A light flux diameter expanding element includes a light guiding plate with a light input face and a light output face, and with a thickness of 0.2 mm to 0.8 mm; a diffraction grating on the input side; and a diffraction grating on the output side, and is provided so as to have the same grating period as that of the diffraction grating on the input side, in which a forming region of the diffraction grating on the input side is smaller than that of the output side, and a grating period of the diffraction grating on the input side is a period in which a small diffraction angle in diffraction angles of +1-st order diffracted light and ?1-st order diffracted light, which are diffracted in the diffraction grating on the input side, in the light guiding plate becomes larger than a critical angle of the light guiding plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Osamu Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 10281629
    Abstract: A color conversion panel includes a substrate, a plurality of color conversion layers and a transmission layer on the substrate, a capping layer on the plurality of color conversion layers and the transmission layer, and a filter layer on the capping layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seon-Tae Yoon, Hae Il Park, Jung Hyun Kwon, Kwang Keun Lee, Jun Han Lee
  • Patent number: 10281704
    Abstract: Provided is an observation apparatus and an observation method with which it is possible to observe imaging subjects, such as cells or the like, without labeling the imaging subjects and without causing an increase in the apparatus size. Provided is an observation apparatus including: a light-source unit that emits illumination light upward from below a sample; and an image-capturing optical system that has an objective lens that collects transmitted light, which is the illumination light emitted from the light-source unit that has passed through the sample by being reflected above the sample and that captures, below the sample, the transmitted light collected by the objective lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shintaro Takahashi, Tadashi Hirata, Yasunobu Iga, Shinichi Takimoto, Takashi Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 10274713
    Abstract: A microscope includes a stage on which a specimen is configured to be placed, an epi-illumination optical system having a fluorescence illumination light source configured to irradiate the specimen with excitation light of a predetermined wavelength, a transmitted-light illumination optical system, and a light shielding member. The transmitted-light illumination optical system includes a transmitted-light illumination light source having a white LED, and a condenser having a condenser lens configured to collect light emitted from the transmitted-light illumination light source onto the specimen and configured to move in a direction orthogonal to an illumination optical path so as to be insertable onto and removable from the illumination optical path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shintaro Kobayashi, Hironori Utsugi, Minoru Hanaoka
  • Patent number: 10274659
    Abstract: A polarizing plate including an optical functional film and a polarizing film (polarizer), the polarizing plate being thin and excellent in durability of the polarizing film. The polarizing plate includes an optical functional film, a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer, a polarizing film, and a protective film in the stated order, in which: the polarizing film has a thickness of 15 ?m or less; the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer has a thickness of 15 ?m or less; the optical functional film has a moisture permeability of 200 g/m2/24 h or less; and the protective film has a moisture permeability of 1,000 g/m2/24 h or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akinori Izaki, Ryohei Sawazaki, Atsushi Yasui, Yuki Kida, Takeharu Kitagawa, Takuya Mori