Having Significant Infrared Or Ultraviolet Property Patents (Class 359/350)
  • Patent number: 11160678
    Abstract: A medical, in particular orthopaedic, aid (1, 1?, 1?), such as for example an orthosis (1), bandage (1?) or compressive item of clothing (1?), consisting of at least one base body (2, 2?, 2?) of at least one elastic and/or non-elastic textile material (3, 3?, 3?), which is designed for the supporting of tissue and/or parts of the body of a patient, wherein the at least one textile material (3, 3?, 3?) of the base body (2, 2?, 2?) is designed at least partially to be substantially transmissible with respect to UV radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Medi GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Bettina Waldsich
  • Patent number: 11085870
    Abstract: Intensity values of electromagnetic radiation from an object to be imaged are received from an array of detectors. The array of detectors includes one or more pairs of detectors arranged as antisymmetric pairs of detectors. A Fourier transform of an image of the object is determined by correlating fluctuations of the intensity values for each antisymmetric pair of detectors. An inverse of the Fourier transform is determined, and an image of the object is generated from the inverse Fourier transform. The Fourier transform of the mean intensity pattern across the array of detectors may also be used to determine when the array is properly oriented to separate the image and mirror image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignees: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Tarsier Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael M. Fitelson, Jane Sprigg, Eduard Y. Luzhanskiy, George R. Gray, Scott Kelber
  • Patent number: 11022801
    Abstract: Examples of an imaging system for use with a head mounted display (HMD) are disclosed. The imaging system can include a forward-facing imaging camera and a surface of a display of the HMD can include an off-axis diffractive optical element (DOE) or hot mirror configured to reflect light to the imaging camera. The DOE or hot mirror can be segmented. The imaging system can be used for eye tracking, biometric identification, multiscopic reconstruction of the three-dimensional shape of the eye, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Anthony Klug, Adrian Kaehler
  • Patent number: 10983259
    Abstract: An infrared lamp 100 is composed of an LED 110 that emits infrared light and a cut filter 120 that transmits a part of the light from the LED 110. And a peak wavelength of the light emitted from the LED 110 in the lighting starting stage is set to be shorter than a cut-on wavelength of the cut filter 120.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: PHOENIX ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Gouda, Kenichi Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10976562
    Abstract: A beamsplitter includes a substrate formed from a material transparent to wavelengths of light at least above a selected cutoff wavelength and reflective structures distributed across a surface of the substrate. The reflective structures split incident light having wavelengths above the selected cutoff wavelength into a reflected beam formed from portions of the incident light reflected from the reflective structures and a transmitted beam formed from portions of the incident light transmitted through the substrate. A splitting ratio of a power of the reflected beam to a power of the transmitted beam is based on a ratio of surface area of the reflective surfaces to an area of the incident light on the substrate. Separation distances between neighboring reflective structures are smaller than the cutoff wavelength such that diffracted power of the incident light having wavelengths above the selected cutoff wavelength is maintained below a selected tolerance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: KLA Corporation
    Inventors: Dmitry Gorelik, Andrew V. Hill, Ohad Bachar, Amnon Manassen, Daria Negri
  • Patent number: 10895735
    Abstract: A method for determining filtering capabilities of a magnification device suitable for providing protection from light when viewed through the magnification device is disclosed. The filtering capability of the magnification device is determined based at least one of an input power of the inputted light signal, a magnification level of the magnification device and an orientation of the filtering within the magnification device. Further disclosed is an lighting system that generates a light, which when reflected into the magnification device is prevent from causing damage to a user's eyes based on the selection of the filtering system disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Feinbloom, Liviu Steier, Kenneth N. Braganca
  • Patent number: 10876946
    Abstract: An apparatus for trapping and sensing nanoparticles using plasmonic nanopores, comprising a conductive transparent layer, a conductive film layer mounted to a substrate, the film layer comprising a plurality of nanopores for trapping nanoparticles contained in a fluid situated between the conductive transparent layer and the conductive film layer, and an electric field source connected between the transparent layer and the film layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Justus C. Ndukaife, Alexandra Boltasseva, Agbai Nnanna
  • Patent number: 10875403
    Abstract: A vision system of a vehicle includes a camera module configured to be disposed at and behind a vehicle windshield, with the camera module including a first camera and a second camera. The first camera includes a first imager and a first lens having a wide angle field of view greater than 100 degrees. The first camera is operable to capture image data for processing by an image processor. The second camera includes a second imager and a second lens having a narrow angle field of view less than 40 degrees. The second camera is operable to capture image data for displaying color images at a display screen. Image data captured by the first camera is processed to detect objects, and image data captured by the first camera is not video procesed for display of video images. The vision system switches between daytime mode and nighttime mode responsive to ambient light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Christopher L. Van Dan Elzen, Yuesheng Lu, Ove Salomonsson, William J. Chundrlik, Jr., Tom H. Toma, Umer Shahid
  • Patent number: 10807908
    Abstract: An optical component according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a translucent substrate, one or more intermediate layers stacked on at least one of an incident surface and an exit surface of the substrate, and a surface layer stacked on an outermost layer of the one or more intermediate layers, the surface layer containing diamond-like carbon as a main component. At least one intermediate layer among the one or more intermediate layers contains silicon as a main component, and the intermediate layer containing silicon as a main component has an oxygen content of 10 atomic % or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryota Yamaguchi, Soichiro Okubo
  • Patent number: 10782517
    Abstract: A virtual displaying device used on a telescopic sight includes a sleeve sleeved around an eyepiece portion of the telescopic sight, a virtual assembly and a fixing portion for fixing the sleeve and the virtual assembly to the eyepiece portion. The virtual assembly includes a housing, a virtual member and a displaying screen both received in the housing. Light emitted from the displaying screen passes through the virtual member to be zoomed, shifted and then projected, together with light of the eyepiece, near distance of eye relief of the telescopic sight so that a shooter can simultaneously and clearly see both the target inside the eyepiece and contents displayed on the displaying screen. The present structure above can allow the shooter to obtain important shooting information while aiming at a target and greatly improve the efficiency of the telescopic sight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GONGFENXIANG NETWORK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Liang Lv
  • Patent number: 10773997
    Abstract: A transparent pane comprising a transparent substrate and an electrically conductive coating on a surface of the transparent substrate is disclosed. The electrically conductive coating comprises four functional layers arranged one atop another. Each functional layer comprises a layer of optically highly refractive material with a refractive index >1.3, a first matching layer above the layer of optically highly refractive material, an electrically conductive layer above the first matching layer, and a second matching layer above the electrically conductive layer. The layer thickness of each conductive layer can be 5 nm to 25 nm and the total layer thickness of all electrically conductive layers can be 20 nm to 100 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Klaus Fischer, Matthias Kuehne, Sandra Hornschuh, Roberto Zimmermann, Martin Henseler, Dagmar Schaefer, Michael Jansen
  • Patent number: 10620408
    Abstract: A compact orthoscopic lens is corrected for monochromatic and chromatic aberrations over wavelengths from 450 to 2450 nm with an angular FOV of 5.56° vertical and 66° horizontal. The 4.36? effective focal length lens with f-number of 4 is compact measuring 5.2? from the first optical surface to the image. The lens includes, in order from object to image, a first optical group having a negative optical power; a second optical group having a positive optical power and a third optical group having a negative optical power. The first optical group consists of two elements, the second optical group consists of three elements, one a doublet, and the third optical group consists of two elements. A physical aperture stop is positioned inside the second optical group. Powers of groups and elements, shapes, refractive indices, Abbe numbers and partial dispersions of glasses are selected so the lens is apochromatic and orthoscopic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: Mark L Oskotsky, Michael J Russo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10586879
    Abstract: A spectrally selective solar absorbing coating includes a multilayer stack including, from the substrate to the air interface: substrate (1), infrared reflective layer (2), barrier layer (3), composite absorbing layer (4) consisting of metal absorbing sublayer (4.1), metal nitride absorbing sublayer (4.2), and metal oxynitride absorbing sublayer (4.3), and antireflective layer (5). Therefore, the solar absorbing coating has good high and low temperature cycle stability and superior spectrum selectivity, with a steep transition zone between solar absorption and infrared reflection zones. It has a relatively high absorptance ?>95%, and a low thermal emissivity ? ?4%, PC (performance criterion) =?0.3. The solar absorbing multilayer stack can be obtained by reactively magnetron sputtering the metal target in argon or other inert gas with some amounts of gas containing oxygen or nitrogen or their combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: CHINA BUILDING MATERIALS ACADEMY
    Inventors: Jing Liu, Zhiqiang Sun, Zhongzhou Yang, Hong Wang
  • Patent number: 10570659
    Abstract: An electro-optic window is provided, together with a method of manufacturing the window. The window (3) is made of a material substantially transparent to at least one of infra-red, visible and UV radiation and treated to have reduced RF/MICROWAVE transmission characteristics by the provision of a grid (1) set into at least one surface (2) thereof. The grid (1) is formed of a material selected to be either reflective or absorptive to RF/MICROWAVE radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventors: Sajad Haq, Hazel Anne Dyke, Michael Dunleavy, Harry John Finn
  • Patent number: 10559392
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling particles using projected light are provided. In some aspects, the method includes generating a beam of light using an optical source, and directing the beam of light to a beam filter comprising a first mask, a first lens, a second mask, and a second lens. The method also includes forming an optical pattern using the beam filter, and projecting the optical pattern on a plurality of particles to control their locations in space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventor: Mark Saffman
  • Patent number: 10502934
    Abstract: A mid-infrared objective lens assembly (10) includes a plurality of spaced apart, refractive lens elements (20) that operate in the mid-infrared spectral range, the plurality of lens elements (20) including an aplanatic first lens element (26) that is closest to an object (14) to be observed. The first lens element (26) has a forward surface (36) that faces the object (14) and a rearward surface (38) that faces away from the object (14). The forward surface (36) can have a radius of curvature that is negative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: DAYLIGHT SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Jeremy Rowlette
  • Patent number: 10459194
    Abstract: A four-piece infrared single wavelength projection lens system in accordance with the present invention comprises, in order from an image side to an image source side: a stop; a first lens element with a positive refractive power having an image-side surface being convex near an optical axis, the first lens element is made of glass material; a second lens element with a refractive power having an image-side surface being convex near the optical axis and an image source-side surface being concave near the optical axis; a third lens element with a negative refractive power having an image-side surface being concave near the optical axis and an image source-side surface being concave near the optical axis; and a fourth lens element with a positive refractive power having an image-side surface being concave near the optical axis and an image source-side surface being convex near the optical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: NEWMAX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fei-Hsin Tsai, Ching-Yun Huang
  • Patent number: 10310144
    Abstract: An image sensor is described that has photodetectors with reduced reflections. In one example the image sensor has a plurality of photodetectors on a silicon substrate. The images sensor has a top surface and an anti-reflective coating over the photodetectors, the coating having an array of sub-wavelength sized features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Khaled Ahmed, Richmond Hicks
  • Patent number: 10241236
    Abstract: A primary object of the present invention is to provide a polarizing plate excellent in durability. A polarizing plate (100) according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: a polarizer (10); and a protective film (21 and 22) arranged on at least one side of the polarizer (10). The polarizing plate (100) has a dimensional change ratio of ?0.2% or more in a transmission axis direction thereof when the polarizing plate (100) cut into a size measuring 100 mm by 100 mm is bonded to a glass plate with a pressure-sensitive adhesive and the following operation is repeated 100 times: the polarizing plate (100) bonded to the glass plate is left to stand under an atmosphere at ?40° C. for 30 minutes and then left to stand under an atmosphere at 85° C. for 30 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsunori Takada, Naotaka Higuchi, Kota Nakai, Shinobu Nagano, Eiko Suefusa, Yoshitsugu Kitamura, Keisuke Kimura
  • Patent number: 10228588
    Abstract: Provided is an image source unit including a layer including a light transmissive portion and an in-between portion, which can improve the use efficiency of light from a light source and improve the quality of display, including a liquid crystal panel and an optical sheet arranged on a lower polarizing plate side from the liquid crystal panel, wherein: the optical sheet includes a base material layer, an optical functional layer, and an adhesive layer; the optical functional layer includes a plurality of light transmissive portions having one extending direction along a face of the base material layer having a predetermined cross section, arranged in a different direction from the extending direction at predetermined intervals, and a plurality of in-between portions formed in the intervals of the adjacent light transmissive portions; and the lower polarizing plate and the optical sheet are adhered to each other by the adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Kashiwagi
  • Patent number: 10191367
    Abstract: Provided are a pellicle for a photomask, which protects the photomask from external contamination and an exposure apparatus including the pellicle for the photomask. The pellicle for the photomask includes a pellicle membrane provided spaced apart from the photomask. The pellicle membrane includes a semiconductor having a two-dimensional (2D) crystalline structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyunjae Song, Hyeonjin Shin
  • Patent number: 10005260
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an antimicrobial glass having both electromagnetic shielding and antimicrobial characteristics while maintaining the transparency of glass, and more particularly to an optically transmissive antimicrobial glass with an electromagnetic shielding effect that includes an AZO/Ag/AZO multilayer thin film deposited on a glass substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: The Industry & Academic Cooperation in Chungnam National University (IAC)
    Inventors: Soon-Gil Yoon, Hyung-Jin Choi
  • Patent number: 9945995
    Abstract: An optical filter having a passband at least partially overlapping with a wavelength range of 800 nm to 1100 nm is provided. The optical filter includes a filter stack formed of hydrogenated silicon layers and lower-refractive index layers stacked in alternation. The hydrogenated silicon layers each have a refractive index of greater than 3 over the wavelength range of 800 nm to 1100 nm and an extinction coefficient of less than 0.0005 over the wavelength range of 800 nm to 1100 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: VIAVI Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Karen Denise Hendrix, Richard A. Bradley, Jr., Marius Grigonis, Georg J. Ockenfuss
  • Patent number: 9891358
    Abstract: An optical filter includes a first multilayer film structure including first and second optical layers which are constituted by materials different from each other, and a second multilayer film structure including third and fourth optical layers which are constituted by materials different from each other, the first multilayer film structure includes a first unit multilayer film with a width W1 including the first optical layer and the second optical layer, and a second unit multilayer film with a width W2 including the first optical layer and the second optical layer laminated alternately, the first and second unit multilayer films are shifted from each other in a lamination direction of the first and second optical layers, and constitute a unit structure in which the first and second unit multilayer films are arranged adjacent to each other in an arrangement direction orthogonal to the lamination direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kei Ueda
  • Patent number: 9851474
    Abstract: An optical component capable of sufficiently reducing reflection of light by controlling a change in refractive index, even if incident angle of light varies. An optical component includes a base, a moth-eye structure with predetermined concavities and convexities, and at least one buffer layer provided between the base and the moth-eye structure. A change in refractive index between the base and a medium is adjusted by the buffer layer and the moth-eye structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: SCIVAX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akifumi Nawata, Satoru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9801998
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a structure having a nanoantenna, a method for manufacturing same, a drug delivery body having the same, a thermotherapy complex, a drug therapy device, and a thermotherapy device. The structure of the present invention has a nanoantenna pattern formed on the outer surface of a porous micro-container, thereby enabling wireless control from the outside, and when the structure is used as a drug delivery system and a thermotherapy complex, drug therapy and thermotherapy can be carried out at a desired application region inside a living body at a desired time. Also, the structure of the present invention enables transmission and reception of a wireless signal with an external controller through the nanoantenna, thereby enabling the detection of a signal inside the living body and the transmission of the signal to the external controller, and the discharge of a drug or nanowires according to a response signal transmitted from the external controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: KOREA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND BUSINESS FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Sung Hoi Choi, Jung Rae Park, Young Keun Kim
  • Patent number: 9797063
    Abstract: The present invention provides a vitreous silica crucible which can suppress buckling and sidewall lowering of the crucible without fear of mixing of impurities into silicon melt. According to the present invention, provided is a vitreous silica crucible for pulling a silicon single crystal, wherein a ratio I2/I1 is 0.67 to 1.17, where I1 and I2 are area intensities of the peaks at 492 cm?1 and 606 cm?1, respectively, in Raman spectrum of vitreous silica of the region having a thickness of 2 mm from an outer surface to an inner surface of a wall of the crucible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: SUMCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiaki Sudo, Hiroshi Kishi, Eriko Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9768409
    Abstract: An electroluminescent device and a display device are provided. The electroluminescent device includes: a base substrate (100), a first surface of which is provided with a luminous element (110); a first substrate (210) having a first groove arranged to be opposed to the first surface of the base substrate (100); a sealing element (300) hermetically secured with a wall of the first groove, protruding from a notch of the first groove, and having a sealing groove provided to be opposed to a first surface of the base substrate (100); a part of the sealing element (300) protruding from the notch of the first groove is hermetically secured with the base substrate (100), and the luminous element (110) is arranged within the sealing groove. The electroluminescent device and display device depress the probability of the moisture in the air entering the sealing element and contacting with the luminous element, thus improving the performance and life of the electroluminescent device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Donghui Yu, Chun Jan Wang, Chengyuan Luo
  • Patent number: 9766376
    Abstract: An optical film includes a substrate, an anti-glare layer, a first anti-reflective layer and a second anti-reflective layer. The anti-glare layer is disposed on the substrate and has a microstructure disposed on a side of the anti-glare layer away from the substrate. The first anti-reflective layer is disposed on the microstructures of the anti-glare layer, and the anti-glare layer is located between the substrate and the first anti-reflective layer. The second anti-reflective layer is disposed on the first anti-reflective layer, and the first anti-reflective layer is located between the anti-glare layer and the second anti-reflective layer. A refractive index of the first anti-reflective layer is different from a refractive index of the anti-glare layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: TPK Touch Solutions (Xiamen) Inc.
    Inventors: Kwan-Sin Ho, Hua Yun, Feng Zhao, Long Zeng, I-Chung Hsu, Kuo-Shu Hsu, Chunyong Zhang, Yujun Lin
  • Patent number: 9703024
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and apparatus for forming low emissivity panels that may include a substrate and a reflective layer formed over the substrate. The low emissivity panels may further include a top dielectric layer formed over the reflective layer such that the reflective layer is formed between the top dielectric layer and the substrate. The top dielectric layer may include a ternary metal oxide, such as zinc tin aluminum oxide. The top dielectric layer may also include aluminum. The concentration of aluminum may be between about 1 atomic % and 15 atomic % or between about 2 atomic % and 10 atomic %. An atomic ratio of zinc to tin in the top dielectric layer may be between about 0.67 and about 1.5 or between about 0.9 and about 1.1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignees: Intermolecular Inc., Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Guizhen Zhang, Brent Boyce, Jeremy Cheng, Guowen Ding, Muhammad Imran, Daniel Schweigert, Yongli Xu
  • Patent number: 9670574
    Abstract: A method of depositing an aluminum film on a substrate includes placing the substrate on a support, depositing a first layer of aluminum onto the substrate with the substrate in an unclamped condition, clamping the substrate to the support and depositing a second layer of aluminum continuous with the first layer. The second layer is thicker than the first layer and the second layer is deposited at a substrate temperature of less than about 22° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: SPTS TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Rhonda Hyndman, Stephen Burgess
  • Patent number: 9658105
    Abstract: A compact multispectral imaging system comprising a set of optical elements capable of simultaneously focusing light from one or more spectral bands (SWIR, MWIR, and LWIR) to a common focal plane and a detector capable of capturing the multispectral image, wherein the optical elements comprise optics made from new optical materials or in combination with existing optical materials that transmit in multispectral wavelength regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
    Inventors: Shyam S. Bayya, Daniel J. Gibson, Vinh Q. Nguyen, Jasbinder S. Sanghera, Jay Vizgaitis
  • Patent number: 9599912
    Abstract: A reflector includes a reflecting surface or structure provided with a cap layer formed from Silicene or a Silicene derivative. The reflector may be provided in a lithographic apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventor: Edgar Alberto Osorio Oliveros
  • Patent number: 9562996
    Abstract: A broadband mirror, polarizer, or other reflector includes separate stacks of microlayers. Microlayers in each stack are arranged into optical repeat units, and the stacks are arranged in series. At a design angle of incidence such as normal incidence, the second stack provides a second 1st order reflection band and a distinct second 2nd order reflection band with a second spectral pass band therebetween. The first stack provides a first 1st order reflection band that fills the second spectral pass band such that a single wide reflection band is formed that includes the first 1st order reflection band, the second 1st order reflection band, and the second 2nd order reflection band. In some cases, the single wide reflection band can include a first 2nd order reflection band of the first stack. In some cases, the first and second stacks may have apodized portions which monotonically deviate from respective baseline portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Edward J. Kivel, Timothy J. Nevitt, Michael F. Weber
  • Patent number: 9547154
    Abstract: An optical image capturing system, sequentially including a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element and a fourth lens element from an object side to an image side, is provided. The first lens element has positive refractive power. The second through third lens elements have refractive power. The fourth lens element has negative refractive power. At least one of the image side surface and the object side surface of each of the four lens elements are aspheric. The optical lens elements can increase aperture value and improve the imagining quality for use in compact cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: ABILITY OPTO-ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Yao-Wei Liu, Yeong-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 9499779
    Abstract: Described herein are bioprinters comprising: one or more printer heads, wherein a printer head comprises a means for receiving and holding at least one cartridge, and wherein said cartridge comprises contents selected from one or more of: bio-ink, and support material; a UV light module for optionally exposing the contents of at least one cartridge to UV light; a means for calibrating the position of at least one cartridge; and a means for dispensing the contents of at least one cartridge. Also described herein are methods of using and bioprinting cartridges for such bioprinters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Organovo, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Murphy, Scott Dorfman, Richard Jin Law, Vivian Anne Le
  • Patent number: 9472589
    Abstract: An solid-state imaging device includes a pixel region formed on a semiconductor substrate, an effective pixel region and a shielded optical black region in the pixel region, a multilayer wiring layer formed on a surface of the side opposite to a light incident side of the semiconductor substrate, a supporting substrate bonded to a surface of the multilayer wiring layer side, and an antireflection structure that is formed on the bonding surface side of the supporting substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenju Nishikido, Kazunori Nagahata
  • Patent number: 9335206
    Abstract: Disclosed is test structure for measuring wave-front aberration of an extreme ultraviolet (EUV) inspection system. The test structure includes a substrate formed from a material having substantially no reflectivity for EUV light and a multilayer (ML) stack portion, such as a pillar, formed on the substrate and comprising a plurality of alternating pairs of layers having different refractive indexes so as to reflect EUV light. The pairs have a count equal to or less than 15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: KLA-Tencor Corporation
    Inventors: Qiang Zhang, Yanwei Liu, Abdurrahman Sezginer
  • Patent number: 9315414
    Abstract: Embodiments provided herein describe a low-e panel and a method for forming a low-e panel. A transparent substrate is provided. A metal oxide layer is formed over the transparent substrate. The metal oxide layer includes a first element, a second element, and a third element. A reflective layer is formed over the transparent substrate. The first element may include tin or zinc. The second element and the third element may each include tin, zinc, antimony, silicon, strontium, titanium, niobium, zirconium, magnesium, aluminum, yttrium, lanthanum, hafnium, or bismuth. The metal oxide layer may also include nitrogen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignees: Intermolecular, Inc., Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Mohd Fadzli Anwar Hassan, Richard Blacker, Guowen Ding, Jingyu Lao, Minh Huu Le, Yiwei Lu, Minh Anh Nguyen, Zhi-Wen Sun
  • Patent number: 9279969
    Abstract: Catadioptric projection objectives for microlithography include: a first partial objective for imaging an object field onto a first real intermediate image; a catadioptric partial objective having one concave mirror and a lens for imaging the first intermediate image onto a second real intermediate image; a third partial objective including an aperture stop and no more than four lenses between the aperture stop and an image field, the third partial objective for imaging the second intermediate image onto the image field; and a first folding mirror for deflecting the radiation from the object plane toward the concave mirror and a second folding mirror for deflecting the radiation from the concave mirror toward the image plane. The projection objective is an immersion projection objective. At least one surface of the lens in the catadioptric partial objective has an antireflection coating including at least six layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Epple, Vladimir Kamenov, Toralf Gruner, Thomas Schicketanz
  • Patent number: 9263161
    Abstract: An optical arrangement, e.g. projection lens, for EUV lithography, provided with: a first optical element (22) having a reflective surface (31a) and a first substrate (32) composed of TiO2-doped quartz glass, which has a temperature-dependent coefficient of thermal expansion having a zero crossing at a first zero crossing temperature (TZC1), and a second optical element (24) having a reflective surface (36a) and a second substrate (37) composed of TiO2-doped quartz glass, which has a temperature-dependent coefficient of thermal expansion having a zero crossing at a second zero crossing temperature (TZC2), which is different from the first. A gradient of the coefficient of thermal expansion of the first substrate (32) at the first zero crossing temperature (TZC1) and/or a gradient of the coefficient of thermal expansion of the second substrate (37) at the second zero crossing temperature (TZC2) have/has a negative sign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventor: Wilfried Clauss
  • Publication number: 20150136989
    Abstract: An aperture array structure used in a method of measuring characteristics of a specimen by applying an electromagnetic wave to an aperture array structure on which the specimen is held, and detecting frequency characteristics of the electromagnetic wave scattered by the aperture array structure. The aperture array structure includes a first principal surface, a second principal surface opposed to the first principal surface, and a plurality of apertures extending through the aperture array structure in a direction perpendicular to the first principal surface and the second principal surface. An opening area of each aperture at the first principal surface is smaller than an opening area of each aperture at the second principal surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Takashi Kondo, Seiji Kamba, Yuichi Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20150131146
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to providing and/or controlling electromagnetic radiation. As may be implemented in accordance with one or more embodiments, an apparatus includes a first structure that contains an object, and a second structure that is transparent at solar wavelengths and emissive in the atmospheric electromagnetic radiation transparency window. The second structure operates with the first structure to pass light into the first structure for illuminating the object, and to radiatively cool the object while preserving the object's color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Shanhui Fan, Aaswath Pattabhi Raman, Linxiao Zhu
  • Publication number: 20150124314
    Abstract: In a case where a functional film that includes an acrylic layer 7, an intermediate layer 8, and a protection layer 9 adjacent to one another on a resin substrate 3, and has the protection layer 9 on its outermost surface is manufactured, the protection layer 9 contains at least a polysiloxane compound, and the intermediate layer 8 contains at least one of the following materials: polyvinyl alcohol resin, polyvinyl acetate, cellulose, and water glass. With this structure, interlayer coupling between the acrylic layer 7 and the intermediate layer 8, and interlayer coupling between the intermediate layer 8 and the protection layer 9 can be strengthened, and detachment of each of the acrylic layer 7, the intermediate layer 8, and the protection layer 9 can be reduced. Accordingly, a functional film that is highly resistant to damage can be obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Taro Konuma, Takenori Kumagai
  • Patent number: 9018561
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of operation for a high power broad band elongated thin beam laser annealing light source, which may comprise a gas discharge seed laser oscillator having a resonance cavity, providing a seed laser output pulse; a gas discharge amplifier laser amplifying the seed laser output pulse to provide an amplified seed laser pulse output; a divergence correcting multi-optical element optical assembly intermediate the seed laser and the amplifier laser. The divergence correcting optical assembly may adjust the size and/or shape of the seed laser output pulse within a discharge region of the amplifier laser in order to adjust an output parameter of the amplified seed laser pulse output. The divergence correcting optical assembly may comprise a telescope with an adjustable focus. The adjustable telescope may comprise an active feedback-controlled actuator based upon a sensed parameter of the amplified seed laser output from the amplifier laser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Cymer, LLC
    Inventors: Richard L Sandstrom, Daniel J. W. Brown, Thomas Hoffmann, Jason D Robinson, Craig W Unick
  • Publication number: 20150109555
    Abstract: Various implementations described herein are directed to a marine display device. In one implementation, a marine display device may include a housing and a display panel disposed in the housing, where the display panel is configured to project one or more images relating to marine electronics data. The marine display device may also include an infrared filter coupled to the display panel and configured to block light from being applied to the display panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Pablo Eynon
  • Publication number: 20150110970
    Abstract: A method is provided for production of a module, including the steps of: providing a substrate (1) having a first surface (5) in the form of a translucent carrier; providing an open casting mold (6), wherein the formation of at least one optical element (4, 4?) is provided in the casting mold (6); covering the surface (5) with a polymeric casting compound (3) in the open casting mold, while forming the optical element from the casting compound (3); and curing the casting compound in the casting mold, wherein the translucent carrier and the casting compound (3) together form an optical system (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Michael Peil, Susanne Schadt, Harald Maiweg, Marcus Helmling
  • Publication number: 20150103396
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to methods for the fabrication of randomly arranged, antireflective structures on surfaces of optical substrates and to optics having antireflective coatings comprising random surface structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Byron Zollars, Steve Savoy, Qizhen Xue
  • Publication number: 20150103226
    Abstract: An optical element includes an optical base material and a light blocking portion. The optical base material transmits light therethrough. The light blocking portion is formed on part of a surface of the optical base material. The light blocking portion includes a light blocking layer and an antireflection layer that is formed on a non-adhesion surface with the optical base material in the light blocking layer. A refractive index of the antireflection layer is lower than a refractive index of the light blocking layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroki TAKAHASHI, Gorou TAKADA, Tatsuya FUJINAMI, Yasunobu KISHINE
  • Publication number: 20150083221
    Abstract: The invention provides a sheet-like light collector device comprising a light receiving side and a light exit side, and a plurality of curved structures of light guiding material comprising an organic dye configured to absorb at least part of the light of a light source and to convert at least part of the absorbed light into converted light in the visible wavelength range. Each curved structure has a convex curved part at the light receiving side, a concave part at the light exit side, and a light exit edge part at the light exit side. Each curved structure has a curvature and light guide thickness configured to facilitate transport of incoupled light and the visible converted light in the direction of the light exit edge part to provide device light escaping from the light exit edge part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Erik Paul Boonekamp, Rick Gerhardus Nijkamp