Plate Part Of Film Gate Patents (Class 353/23)
  • Patent number: 10444607
    Abstract: A projection light source system and method of manufacture are shown in various embodiments. In one embodiment a single projector head (12) includes a light source (95) which projects through a condenser lens (90) and then an image transparency 120 which may be film or other digital media, and through an imaging lens 140 which is adjustable by rotation of a threaded cap 150. Adjustment of the image target location is achieved in part via an adjustment in the flange (20) which is rotatably connected to the head. Sequencing of images from a plurality of heads which are internally, remotely or IP controllable creates the ability project a succession of fixed images from a succession of heads either overlapping their target point or adjacent to create the effect of motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Seasonal Specialties, LLC
    Inventor: Steven J. Altamura
  • Patent number: 9939127
    Abstract: A lighting device (100) includes: a surface light source (1); a first lens (L1) having a first focal point (F1), the first lens being provided on the light exit surface side of the surface light source; and a second lens (L2) having a second focal point (F2), the second lens being provided on a light exit surface side of the first lens, the surface light source, the first lens, and the second lens being configured such that a first virtual image (I1) is formed by the first lens and a second virtual image (I2) is formed by the second lens, wherein the first virtual image (I1) is formed between the second focal point (F2) and the first lens, and the second focal point (F2) is on a side opposite to the light source side relative to a predetermined focal position f?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignees: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tatsuo Uchida, Yoshito Suzuki, Tohru Kawakami, Takahiro Ishinabe, Katsunori Ehara, Yoshihiro Hashimoto, Toshiki Matsuoka, Kozo Nakamura, Yasuhisa Itoh, Yoshitaka Yamamoto, Yutaka Ishii, David Montgomery
  • Patent number: 7845800
    Abstract: A polarization converting element includes: a main body that is made from a transparent member; an incident section that is provided to the main body, and upon which light generated from a light source is incident; an annular reflecting section that is formed on the periphery of the incident section; and a polarization splitting section that is formed opposite to the annular reflecting section on the emission side of light incident upon the incident section. One polarized light component of the incident light passes through the main body and is emitted from the polarization splitting section. Another polarized light component of the incident light is reflected towards the annular reflecting section by the polarization splitting section, and is emitted from the polarization splitting section after having again been reflected by the annular reflecting section and having been converted into light of a same polarization component as the light of the one polarized light component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventor: Nobuhiro Fujinawa
  • Patent number: 7057578
    Abstract: A screen (which may be a display or electronic display) for projection that has embedded in the screen other active display technologies, such as LEDs, LCDs, etc., or the screen itself is a hybrid of translucent surfaces with a low-resolution display. This display will have two faces such that the alphanumeric information appears from left to right on both sides of the projected image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: SI Diamond Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Zvi Yaniv
  • Patent number: 6793349
    Abstract: An image projector that drops into the accessory slot of a luminaire and projects high quality images printed on plastic slides in full color and photographic detail for extended time periods without heat degradation. The projector comprises a cooling fan, infrared and ultraviolet light filter means, and an inexpensive and removable slide assembly comprising a plastic image slide, a protective film slide and at least one mounting plate. The cooling fan is combined with layered, reflective filters to create a protected environment for the plastic image slide to survive the extreme heat at the gate of today's efficient luminaires. The plastic image slide is created on a plastic sheet using conventional computer printing technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Rosco Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin C. Hooper
  • Patent number: 6734838
    Abstract: Images with enhanced resolution are created with a display device comprising a non-transmissive light valve including addressable pixels, a light source that directs light to the light valve, and a lens positioned between the light valve and the light source, the lens directing light from the light source to the pixels on the light valve and the light valve directing light to viewing optics. The light valve is an integrated circuit ferroelectric liquid crystal device (ICFLCD), or other light valve arrays such as a digital light processor (DLP) display, having an array of addressable pixels. Such light valves may be mounted in a head mounted display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: Dimension Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Jesse B. Eichenlaub
  • Patent number: 6717615
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for adjustment of a line sensor in a film scanner. A glass disk is arranged between each emitting surface of a color separator and the respective line sensor. Said disk may be rotated in two directions, out of a plane lying perpendicular to the beam direction, such that the light emitted from the glass disc is displaced, depending on the angle of the rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing S.A.
    Inventor: Rudolf Wulf
  • Patent number: 6623126
    Abstract: Provision of a projector used for a planetarium which is capable of reducing electrical power consumption and size. The projector comprises a light source 1 constituted by an array of a plurality of light emitting diodes L for emitting illumination light. The emitted illumination light passes through a condenser lens 2 to impinge onto a original projection plate 3 provided with a light-permeable pattern P, and then a transmitted image is projected through a projection lens onto a dome screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: KabushiKigaisya Goto Kogaku Kenkyujyo
    Inventors: Takamasa Sekiguchi, Uyuki Iizuka, Hiroaki In
  • Patent number: 6478453
    Abstract: A luminaire for projecting an image comprises a housing (1) having a light emission window (2). The housing (1) accommodates a light source (3), an optical system (4) for directing light originating from the light source (3) along a longitudinal axis (5), and an image-forming surface (6) which is positioned orthogonally with respect to the longitudinal axis (5). According to the invention, the light source is a LED (3), and the optical system (4) comprises a collimating element (14) for collimating the light originating from the LED (3). Preferably, the luminaire comprises only one LED (3) which, during operation, has a luminous flux of at least 5 lm. Preferably, the housing (1) also comprises a focusing lens (15) for focusing the collimated light originating from the collimating element (14) on the image-forming surface (6) and, preferably, a projection lens (7, 7′) for projecting an image of the image-forming surface (6). Preferably, parts of the collimating element show total internal reflection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Liane Lammers, Johannes Petrus Maria Ansems, Antonius Johannes Maria Van Hees, Theodorus Franciscus Mattheus Maria Maas
  • Patent number: 6239863
    Abstract: A removable cover for protecting a reticle used in a lithography system is described. The removable cover includes a frame and a membrane supported by the frame. The membrane is transparent to an inspection wavelength such that the reticle can be inspected with the removable cover in place. This removable cover protects the reticle when the removable cover is in place and is removable for lithographic exposure. The removable cover can further include at least one reticle fastener that applies force to the reticle thereby preventing movement of the removable cover relative to the reticle when the removable cover is in place. A plurality of fasteners are used to position and secure the removable cover and reticle. A method of performing lithography and a lithographic system are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: Silicon Valley Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric B. Catey, David Hult, Santiago del Puerto, Stephen Roux
  • Patent number: 5223870
    Abstract: The overhead projector include a lower plate disposed on a housing of a main body of the overhead projector. The lower plate can rotate about a light axis of a condenser lens and has a transparent portion facing at least the condenser lens. A projection lens is supported above the condenser lens and an upper plate is disposed under the projection lens. The upper plate is supported vertically resiliently with respect to the projection lens and has a transparent portion at least facing the condenser lens. The upper plate is able to rotate about a light axis of the condenser lens. When images projected on a screen lie sideways or upside down, the upper and lower plates which are interposing a film therebetween are rotated. Thus, the directions of the projected images are correctly adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1993
    Assignee: Slidex Corporation
    Inventor: Jiro Ozeki
  • Patent number: 5013148
    Abstract: Projector comprising a housing, a support frame formed with a carrying surface for carrying a flexible file sheet in which transparent materials are arranged in the form of a matrix longitudinally and transversely, light source device arranged in the housing at one side of the support frame, projecting lens device arranged at the other side of the support frame, the support frame being mounted on the housing for a reciprocating movement in a first direction, the support frame being provided with guide rails for movably carrying the file sheet in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The projector further comprises retaining device for retaining the file sheet onto the carrying surface. The retaining device is mounted on the support frame for slidable or rotatable movement relative to the file sheet so that the transparent material can be easily changed in the file sheet without focus readjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1991
    Assignee: Slidex Corporation
    Inventor: Jiro Ozeki
  • Patent number: 4952052
    Abstract: A microfilm reader comprises a microfiche moving mechanism for sandwiching a microfiche film between an upper glass plate and a lower glass plate and moving the film in two-dimensional directions, and a projecting optical system for projecting images recorded on the film to a screen. The projecting optical system includes a projecting lens housed in a lens case placed on the upper glass plate of the microfiche moving mechanism. This lens case is raised away from the upper glass plate when the microfiche moving mechanism is in motion. The upper glass plate is raised only when the microfiche moving mechanism is in a home position for inserting and removing the microfiche film to/from a position between the upper and lower glass plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1990
    Assignee: Minolta Camera Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nobuo Ueda, Hideaki Hirasawa
  • Patent number: 4906091
    Abstract: A glass stage for use as an upper stage in an overhead type projector system. The glass stage includes a rectangular frame body having substantially the same dimension as that of a lower stage of a projector, a lower transparent plate fixed to the rectangular frame body, and an upper transparent plate which pushes a strip film onto the lower transparent plate. The upper plate is rotatably supported by brackets provided on the frame body. Each of the brackets is provided with a longitudinal hole which engages with hinge pins for guiding movement of the upper transparent plate in a drawing direction thereof. The longitudinal hole is provided with a portion inclined downwardly at an end of a pushing side of the upper transparent plate. The rectangular frame body is provided at one side portion thereof with small holes through which the upper stage-fitting pins are to be snugly fitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1990
    Assignee: Slidex Corporation
    Inventor: Jiro Ozeki
  • Patent number: 4904079
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device for an overhead projector has a light-transmissive liquid crystal display cell sandwiched between protective plates both from above and below. At least one of these protective plates is separated from the cell surface to form an air passage provided with a fan such that air can be caused to flow therethrough and come into direct contact with the cell. The cell can thus be cooled efficiently and the light of the projector can be increased for projecting a clearer image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1990
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Makoto Yoshimura, Haruyoshi Hanada, Hirofumi Fukuoka
  • Patent number: 4813780
    Abstract: An image mask assembly for a microfilm roll handler includes an insert having an opaque area which can be slid relative to a frame of microfilm to block light through a portion of the film and thereby mask selected portions of an image projected by the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1989
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Alan J. Solyntjes
  • Patent number: 4652101
    Abstract: In an overhead projector comprising a writing plate, and under this arranged Fresnel lens, a light source and an objective carried by a carrying arm, the problem to be solved is to overcome the disadvantages of the state of the art and to provide a possibility for a lecturer to make information retrieved from an electronic information source, for example, a computer or an electronic game, accessible to a large viewer and listener circle. The invention solves this problem thereby, that between the Fresnel lens and the writing plate there are arranged a layer of liquid crystals which are aligned in an electric field and transparent electrodes on both sides thereof, whereby two of the plates or films traversed by the light beam have light polarizing properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1987
    Inventor: Peter H. Grunwald
  • Patent number: 4632529
    Abstract: An accessory for use with an overhead projector comprises a platen which has a generally rectangular, transparent central portion and an opaque peripheral portion bounding the central portion. In the region of peripheral portion the platen has two mutually orthogonal, upstanding ridges, each extending substantially the entire length of the corresponding side of the central portion and each being defined by a pair of opposed inner and outer ridge-defining surfaces. The inner ridge-defining surfaces of the two ridges serve to locate a plurality of superimposed transparencies in register with each other and with respect to the central portion. The outer ridge-defining surfaces of the two ridges each form a guide surface for guiding a highlighting strip, or an occlusion or revelation screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1986
    Inventor: Wilfred Levin
  • Patent number: 4400068
    Abstract: The microfiche carrier slides laterally on front and rear ball bearings between the carrier and subcarrier. The front bearing permits vertical separation of the carrier from the subcarrier and the rear ball bearing then permits the race member carried by the carrier to be withdrawn from between the upper and lower sets of ball bearings. In use the carrier is latched to the subcarrier by a latch carried by the transparent index pressure plate. The subcarrier is mounted on the base by ball bearings. The base contains the electrical components and the light source and condenser lens. The base can be withdrawn from the housing as a unit with the carrier attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1983
    Assignee: Realist, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen P. Hirsch
  • Patent number: 4334768
    Abstract: A flat receptacle to be mounted on a photographic enlarger to receive negative carriers. The receptacle has openings in the top and bottom walls to enable passage of light and a slot in one side wall enables insertion of a negative carrier. Means, such as holes in the bottom wall, interlock with complementary pins or the like on the bellows. The light source housing is lowered to clamp the receptacle in place for extended use, and the negatives may be inserted in the slotted side wall without raising and lowering the lamp house.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1982
    Assignee: Professional Photo Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael H. Parik
  • Patent number: 4198137
    Abstract: A pair of glass flats are mounted in a removable carrier frame assembly, which is adapted to be inserted into a microfilm reader/printer. Supports on the carrier frame may be rested upon a front panel of a reader/printer in order to facilitate an alignment and an insertion of the carrier. A solenoid controlled mechanical linkage normally holds the glass flats in an open position except when the film is actually being projected. Then, they close. Signals are sent back to indicate to the reader/printer whether the flats are opened or closed and to control it in response thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1980
    Assignee: Bell & Howell Company
    Inventor: David G. Stites
  • Patent number: 4149784
    Abstract: A roll film reader/printer transports film to a selected photographic area. Transparent areas are also left at any one or more selected locations on the roll film. When it is necessary or desirable to read an image on a separate and discrete film, "card", the roll of film is transported through the reader/printer in order to display a transparent area. There, the separate and discrete film "card" is manually inserted into the reader/printer, over the transparent area on the roll film. Suitable interlock switches disable the roll film transport mechanism while the manually inserted film is in the reader/printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1979
    Assignee: Bell & Howell Company
    Inventors: Delmar R. Johnson, Thomas R. Wells
  • Patent number: 4128319
    Abstract: A cover plate for a microform reader. The reader includes a carrier for holding a microform, with the cover plate being pivotally mounted on the carrier for movement between open and closed positions. A spring interconnects the cover plate and the carrier and coacts with an inclined surface in the reader to progressively add energy to the spring as the carrier is moved to a first position from a second position to enable the spring to automatically lift the cover plate as the carrier is moved towards the first position to permit the removal and insertion of a microform in the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1978
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Ernest J. Clarke
  • Patent number: 4077708
    Abstract: A holding frame holds a microfiche. Guide rails mount the holding frame on the microfilm reader housing for movement along two perpendicular coordinate axes for moving selected portions of the microfiche held by the frame into position to be projected. An arresting device arrests the frame in selected positions and includes a stationary clamped structure on the housing and a cooperating releasable clamping structure on the frame. The clamping structure when not released clamps the clamped structure and thereby arrests the frame relative to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1978
    Assignee: AGFA-Gevaert, A.G.
    Inventors: Gunter Freiberg, Adolf Koopmann, Gunther Luder, Ruth Opperman, Wilfried Hofmann
  • Patent number: 4049341
    Abstract: A film carrier device for a microfilm reader includes a rectangular transparent flat base plate having a pair of laterally spaced parallel longitudinally extending guide members located along opposite side top borders of the base plate. The rear inside faces of the guide members diverge rearwardly and have longitudinal grooves extending for the full lengths of their bottoms and the grooves may extend likewise for the full lengths of the guide member inside faces. A transparent cover plate is hinged along its forward edge to the forward border of the base plate and is swingable between a closed position overlying the base plate and a rearwardly upwardly inclined open position. A pair of laterally spaced film stops project upwardly from the base plate proximate its rear portions and a pair of leaf spring film engaging clips are disposed proximate the guide member front ends or proximate the film stops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1977
    Assignee: Minolta Camera Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shiro Toriumi, Seiichi Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 4025175
    Abstract: Apparatus for reading images from an image carrier, such as a microfiche. The apparatus includes a mechanism for holding the image carrier between two glass plates as the carrier is moved across the optical plane of a corresponding optical system. These glass plates are pressed together in the area of the optical axis so as to ensure that the image carrier is held in a flat position when it is being viewed through the optical system. When the holding mechanism is moved to one end position so as to be substantially withdrawn from the reading apparatus, however, one of the glass plates is automatically swiveled out and away from the other glass plate so as to allow an image carrier to either be removed or inserted between the glass plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1977
    Assignee: A L O S AG
    Inventors: Max Leibundgut, Tony Reber