Glare Or Unwanted Light Reduction Patents (Class 359/601)
  • Patent number: 10345968
    Abstract: A flexible display device includes a display panel including a first surface including a display area configured to display an image, and a second surface disposed on the opposite side of the display panel from the first surface, and a touch panel disposed on the first surface, the touch panel including a base film and a transparent conductive layer disposed on a surface of the base film facing the display panel, in which at least a portion of each of the display panel and the touch panel is bendable such that centers of curvature of the display panel and the touch panel are positioned outside the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Sik Kim, Jung Mok Park, Chang Bum Kim, Hyung Chul Kim
  • Patent number: 10317648
    Abstract: A photographing module includes an imaging lens assembly. The imaging lens assembly includes a plurality of lens elements, wherein one of the lens elements is a plastic lens element. At least one surface of an object-side surface and an image-side surface of the plastic lens element includes an effective optical portion and a peripheral portion. The peripheral portion surrounds the effective optical portion, and includes a plurality of rib structures, a first fitting section and an isolation section. Each of the rib structures has a strip shape along a radial direction of an optical axis of the imaging lens assembly, and the rib structures are arranged around the effective optical portion. The first fitting section surrounds the effective optical portion, and is connected to another one of the lens elements adjacent to the surface. The isolation section is disposed between the rib structures and the first fitting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ming-Ta Chou
  • Patent number: 10310679
    Abstract: A flexible display device includes a display panel including a first surface including a display area configured to display an image, and a second surface disposed on the opposite side of the display panel from the first surface, and a touch panel disposed on the first surface, the touch panel including a base film and a transparent conductive layer disposed on a surface of the base film facing the display panel, in which at least a portion of each of the display panel and the touch panel is bendable such that centers of curvature of the display panel and the touch panel are positioned outside the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Sik Kim, Jung Mok Park, Chang Bum Kim, Hyung Chul Kim
  • Patent number: 10302905
    Abstract: An optical system includes, disposed in sequence along an optical axis starting on an object side: a first lens group having a positive refractive power, which remains fixed relative to an image surface upon focusing; and a second lens group having a positive refractive power, which moves along the optical axis upon focusing, wherein: the first lens group includes: a first partial lens group that comprises at least two positive lenses and has a positive refractive power; and a negative lens, the second lens group includes: at least one meniscus lens with a convex surface thereof facing the object side; a second partial lens group that includes at least one negative lens and at least one positive lens, and has a positive refractive power; and a cemented lens that is formed by bonding together a plurality of lenses and has a positive refractive power, wherein: a predetermined conditional expression is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Haruo Sato, Issei Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10288772
    Abstract: An optical member includes a light-transmitting substrate having a surface including an optically effective area and an optically non-effective area, the optically effective area and the optically non-effective area being located adjacent relative to each other, the optically effective area and the optically non-effective area forming an angle of not less than 45 degrees and not more than 90 degrees on the border thereof. The optical member has a textured structure having an in-plane dimension of not greater than the use wavelength, the structure being formed continuously in a boundary area extending along the border of the optically effective area and the optically non-effective area, and a light-shielding film formed in a region including at least the boundary area of the optically non-effective area on the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoji Teramoto
  • Patent number: 10268323
    Abstract: A flexible display device includes a display panel including a first surface including a display area configured to display an image, and a second surface disposed on the opposite side of the display panel from the first surface, and a touch panel disposed on the first surface, the touch panel including a base film and a transparent conductive layer disposed on a surface of the base film facing the display panel, in which at least a portion of each of the display panel and the touch panel is bendable such that centers of curvature of the display panel and the touch panel are positioned outside the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Sik Kim, Jung Mok Park, Chang Bum Kim, Hyung Chul Kim
  • Patent number: 10254628
    Abstract: The invention provides a lens hood and an imaging device in which a lens hood can be reduced in length while light unnecessary to pick up an image is blocked and the blocking of an effective light beam necessary to pick up an image can be minimized. A lens hood, which blocks unnecessary light to be incident on a telephoto lens, according to an aspect of the invention includes a first light blocking wall that forms a cylindrical outermost periphery, and a concentric second light blocking wall that partitions an internal space of the first light blocking wall into a plurality of spaces. Each of the first and second light blocking walls is provided in parallel to the traveling direction of an effective light beam used to form a subject image within an angle of view of the telephoto lens, and blocks unnecessary light other than the effective light beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Shuji Ono
  • Patent number: 10197761
    Abstract: An annular optical spacer includes a first side portion, a second side portion, an outer annular portion and an inner annular portion. The second side portion is disposed opposite to the first side portion. The outer annular portion connects the first side portion and the second side portion. The inner annular portion connects the first side portion and the second side portion, wherein the inner annular portion is closer to a central axis of the annular optical spacer than the outer annular portion. The inner annular portion includes a plurality of annular grooves, wherein the annular grooves are disposed coaxially to the central axis, and each of the annular grooves includes a plurality of stepped surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Cheng-Feng Lin, Wei-Che Tung, Ming-Ta Chou
  • Patent number: 10194100
    Abstract: A method of imaging an object on one or more sensor pixels and with reduced glare. The method includes irradiating a scattering medium and the object behind the scattering medium, creating backscattered radiation and imaging radiation that are received on the one or more pixels. The method includes digitally adjusting a phase, an amplitude, or a phase and amplitude, of reference radiation transmitted onto the one or more sensor pixels, wherein the reference radiation destructively interferes with the backscattered radiation (glare) on the one or more sensor pixels while the object is imaged on the one or more sensor pixels using the imaging radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Edward H. Zhou, Joshua Brake, Changhuei Yang
  • Patent number: 10175390
    Abstract: An optical element is provided which reflects a reduced amount of light even under a very high intensity lighting system used for a surgical operation, a dental treatment etc., has anti-fogging performance, and is transparent and useful for face protection. The optical element has a flexible transparent substrate and a plurality of structures disposed on opposite surfaces of the substrate at a pitch equal to or less than the wavelength of visible light. The structures are formed from a cured product of a resin having a hydrophilic functional group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kimitaka Nishimura, Toru Abiko, Shinichi Matsumura
  • Patent number: 10151900
    Abstract: A plastic barrel includes an object-end portion, an image-end portion, a tube portion and a plurality of wedge structures. The object-end portion includes an outer object-end surface, an object-end hole and an inner annular object-end surface. The image-end portion includes an outer image-end surface, an image-end opening and an inner annular image-end surface. The tube portion connects the object-end portion and the image-end portion, and includes a plurality of inclined surfaces. The wedge structures are disposed on at least one surface of the inner annular object-end surface, the inner annular image-end surface and the inclined surfaces, wherein the wedge structures are regularly arranged around the central axis, and each of the wedge structures includes an acute end and a tapered section. The tapered section connects the surface, which the wedge structure is disposed on, and the acute end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Cheng-Feng Lin, Ming-Ta Chou, Wei-Hung Weng
  • Patent number: 10142560
    Abstract: Systems and methods for implementing array cameras configured to perform super-resolution processing to generate higher resolution super-resolved images using a plurality of captured images and lens stack arrays that can be utilized in array cameras are disclosed. An imaging device in accordance with one embodiment of the invention includes at least one imager array, and each imager in the array comprises a plurality of light sensing elements and a lens stack including at least one lens surface, where the lens stack is configured to form an image on the light sensing elements, control circuitry configured to capture images formed on the light sensing elements of each of the imagers, and a super-resolution processing module configured to generate at least one higher resolution super-resolved image using a plurality of the captured images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: FotoNation Limited
    Inventors: Kartik Venkataraman, Amandeep S. Jabbi, Robert H. Mullis, Jacques Duparre, Shane Ching-Feng Hu
  • Patent number: 10133106
    Abstract: An image quality of a display device is improved. The display device includes: a display unit having a display functional layer; a cover member having a front surface and a back surface positioned on an opposite side of the front surface and covering the display unit; and a polarizing plate having a front surface so as to oppose the back surface of the cover member through a space spreading along the back surface of the cover member. Also, a reflection suppressing layer reducing reflected light which is visually recognized on the display surface side is formed on either one of the back surface of the cover member and the front surface of the polarizing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Naosuke Furutani, Atsushi Nakamura, Osamu Ishige, Koji Noguchi, Chihiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10094046
    Abstract: Crystals having a modified regular tetrahedron shape are provided. Crystals preferably have four substantially identical triangular faces that define four truncated vertices and six chamfered edges. The six chamfered edges can have an average length of l, and an average width of w, and 8?l/w?9.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: ARK CRYSTAL, LLC
    Inventor: Nassim Haramein
  • Patent number: 10082605
    Abstract: There is provided a method of manufacturing a specific antireflection article, the method including: applying, on the substrate, an antireflection layer-forming composition containing: specific binders, specific metal oxide particles, a metal chelate catalyst, and a solvent to dispose a first particle group composed of metal oxide particles which form a convex portion having an unevenness shape, and a second particle group composed of metal oxide particles between the first particle group and the substrate; volatilizing and drying the solvent; and heating and curing the binder (a) and the binder (b) after the volatilizing and drying of the solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shuntaro Ibuki, Makoto Uchimura, Miho Asahi
  • Patent number: 10066130
    Abstract: A pressure-sensitive adhesive composition, a protective film, an optical element and a display device are provided. The pressure-sensitive adhesive composition has excellent storage stability, exhibits proper low-speed and high-speed peel strengths after formation of a cross-linked structure, and also has an excellent balance between the low-speed and high-speed peel strengths. Therefore, when the pressure-sensitive adhesive composition is applied to a protective film, the pressure-sensitive adhesive composition can have an excellent protective effect, and can also be advantageous to perform a high-speed process since the pressure-sensitive adhesive composition is easily peeled during a high-speed peeling process. In the high-speed peeling process, the pressure-sensitive adhesive composition can exhibit excellent antistatic characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kee Young Kim, Sung Soo Yoon, Jeong Sik Bae
  • Patent number: 10054720
    Abstract: A Fresnel lens can be adhered to a window in an optical apparatus by liquid optically clear adhesive (LOCA). However, during adhesion the LOCA may spill over into grooves of the Fresnel lens, and the grooves can carry the LOCA into an active area of the lens potentially causing visual artifacts and altering the functional and cosmetic optical qualities of the lens. In examples of the disclosure, one or more grooves along the circumference of a surface of the lens surrounding inner grooves of the Fresnel lens can form a barrier ring that prevents the LOCA from reaching the inner grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ueyn L. Block, Tobias J. Harrison-Noonan, David Nazzaro
  • Patent number: 10042090
    Abstract: In a hydrophilic member including a structure in which a photocatalytic TiO2 layer and a porous SiO2 layer are stacked on a surface of a base material, easy forming of the porous SiO2 layer so as to be thin and have a uniform film thickness distribution that enables the porous SiO2 layer to cover an entire surface of the photocatalytic TiO2 layer, and enhancement in durability of the porous SiO2 layer are enabled. A photocatalytic TiO2 layer is formed so as to have a density of 3.33 to 3.75 g/cm3 (preferably 3.47 to 3.72 g/cm3, more preferably 3.54 to 3.68 g/cm3) on a surface of a base material. As an outermost surface layer, a porous SiO2 layer is formed on the photocatalytic TiO2 layer in such a manner that the porous SiO2 layer has a film thickness of no less than 10 nm and no more than 50 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: MURAKAMI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masatoshi Nakamura, Syungo Ikeno, Shinya Takayanagi
  • Patent number: 9997660
    Abstract: A light blocking sheet includes a first outer layer, a second outer layer, an inner substrate layer and a central axis. The first outer layer includes a first opening. The second outer layer includes a second opening. The inner substrate layer is disposed between the first outer layer and the second outer layer. The inner substrate layer connects the first outer layer to the second outer layer, and the inner substrate layer includes a substrate opening. The central axis is coaxial with the first opening, the second opening and the substrate opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chih-Wen Hsu, Chih-Wei Cheng, Ming-Ta Chou
  • Patent number: 9921426
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display has a color filter layer and a thin-film transistor layer surrounding a layer of liquid crystal material. The display may have an active area with an array of display pixels. An inactive area may surround the active area. A black mask structure may be formed in the inactive area. A black matrix having a grid shape with rectangular openings may be formed in the active area. Red, green, and blue color filter elements may be formed in the rectangular openings. The black matrix may have a first layer that is formed from a grid of blue photoresist on a color filter substrate and a second layer that is formed from an aligned grid of black photoresist. In the inactive area, the black mask structure may be formed a layer of blue photoresist covered with a layer of black photoresist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Won Ji, Ho Chun Lee
  • Patent number: 9890466
    Abstract: This method for producing a mold for nanoimprinting in which a minute bumpy structure has been formed at the surface of a roller-shaped aluminum substrate of which the surface has been machined has: a polishing step for mechanically polishing the surface of the roller-shaped aluminum substrate, of which the surface has been machined, at least until the average crystal grain size changes; and a minute bumpy structure formation step for anodizing the aluminum substrate after the polishing step and forming a minute bumpy structure. The anti-reflective article has a minute bumpy structure at the surface, and in the wavelength region of visible light, has a color difference (E*) to the origin represented in the L*a*b* color system and derived by means of formula (1) of no greater than 0.9, or a chroma (C*) determined by means of formula (2) of no greater than 0.7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinya Shakagoori, Hiroshi Onomoto, Makoto Ookawa, Kazuya Takanashi, Katsumi Hara
  • Patent number: 9891353
    Abstract: Provided is a method of manufacturing a light diffusing element by which a light diffusing element having a high haze value, having strong diffusibility, and having suppressed backscattering by virtue of having a smooth surface can be manufactured at low cost and with high productivity (within a short period of time). The method of manufacturing a light diffusing element according to one embodiment of the present invention includes: a step A of mixing light diffusing fine particles and an organic solvent to prepare a mixed liquid and to swell the light diffusing fine particles; a step B of mixing the mixed liquid and a matrix-forming material containing a precursor of a resin component and ultrafine particle components; and a step C of polymerizing the precursor of a resin component to form a matrix including a resin component and the ultrafine particle components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kozo Nakamura, Takehito Fuchida, Hiroyuki Takemoto
  • Patent number: 9888227
    Abstract: Provided is a highly reliable imaging module that can easily carry out optical axis adjustments and focus adjustments while assuring required light shielding performance, and in which malfunctions do not easily occur in solder junctions and the like for imaging elements even under severe temperature environments. An imaging module has, in addition to a lens holding member (10), an imaging element (25), and a substrate (30) on which the imaging element (25) is mounted, a shielding member (40) that is for preventing extraneous light from entering the imaging surface of the imaging element (25) and on which a ring-shaped or notched ring-shaped protrusion (51) for shielding is provided. The shielding member (40) is held between the lens holding member (10) and the substrate (30) without the protrusion (51) for shielding coming into contact with another member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ken Ohsumi
  • Patent number: 9864160
    Abstract: An annular optical spacer includes a first side portion, a second side portion, an outer annular portion and an inner annular portion. The second side portion is disposed opposite to the first side portion. The outer annular portion connects the first side portion and the second side portion. The inner annular portion connects the first side portion and the second side portion, wherein the inner annular portion is closer to a central axis of the annular optical spacer than the outer annular portion. The inner annular portion includes a plurality of annular grooves, wherein the annular grooves are disposed coaxially to the central axis, and each of the annular grooves includes a plurality of stepped surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Cheng-Feng Lin, Wei-Che Tung, Ming-Ta Chou
  • Patent number: 9845529
    Abstract: Provided are: a novel electrode which is suitable for use in an input device as typified by a capacitive touch panel sensor, and which has low electrical resistivity and low reflectance; and a method for producing this electrode. This electrode has a multilayer structure comprising a first layer that is formed of an Al film or an Al alloy film and a second layer that is partially nitrided and is formed of an Al alloy containing Al and at least one element selected from the group consisting of Mn, Cu, Ti and Ta.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mototaka Ochi, Yoko Shida, Hiroshi Goto
  • Patent number: 9829609
    Abstract: A light blocking member includes a first surface, a second surface, an outside surface and an inside surface. The first surface includes a first asymmetric opening. The second surface includes a second asymmetric opening corresponding to the first asymmetric opening. The outside surface disposed between the first surface and the second surface includes a cutting portion and an arch portion. The cutting portion connects the first asymmetric opening and the second asymmetric opening. The inside surface is disposed between the first surface and the second surface. A virtual curved surface is formed between two ends of the cutting portion, and a virtual line is formed between a central point of the virtual curved surface and a central axis of the light blocking member. Two shapes of both of the first asymmetric opening and the second asymmetric opening with respect to two sides of the virtual line are asymmetric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ming-Ta Chou
  • Patent number: 9791709
    Abstract: A light control film includes a plurality of spaced apart substantially parallel first light absorbing regions arranged along a first direction, each first light absorbing region having a width and a height, the plurality of first light absorbing regions including nonoverlapping first and second sub-pluralities of the plurality of first light absorbing regions, the first sub-plurality of the plurality of first light absorbing regions having a first viewing angle, the second sub-plurality of the plurality of first light absorbing regions having a different second viewing angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Andrew J. Ouderkirk, Michael J. Sykora, Robert R. Kieschke, Kenneth L. Smith, Olester Benson, Jr., Gary E. Gaides, Tao Liu, Thomas J. Blong, Gary T. Boyd
  • Patent number: 9772498
    Abstract: The present invention is a magnified screen cover and protector for electronic devices. The invention comprises a magnified surface layer with a top protective layer and a bottom adhesive layer. The invention magnifies the screen of an electronic device with diopter and/or magnification power ranges so that the user may comfortably use the electronic device without the aid of wearing prescription eyewear, contact lenses, reading glasses or other visual aids. The touch screen sensitivity and functionality of the electronic device is unaffected by the magnified screen cover protector, so usability of the electronic devices touch and sensitivity functions are not compromised. The present inventions additional benefit is protecting the glass and/or plastic surface of an electronic devices main viewing screen from scarring, shattering, debris and breakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventor: Dana Conrad Kowasic
  • Patent number: 9740018
    Abstract: A light control film includes a plurality of spaced apart substantially parallel first light absorbing regions arranged along a first direction, each first light absorbing region having a width and a height, the plurality of first light absorbing regions including nonoverlapping first and second sub-pluralities of the plurality of first light absorbing regions, the first sub-plurality of the plurality of first light absorbing regions having a first viewing angle, the second sub-plurality of the plurality of first light absorbing regions having a different second viewing angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Andrew J. Ouderkirk, Michael J. Sykora, Robert R. Kieschke, Kenneth L. Smith, Olester Benson, Jr., Gary E. Gaides, Tao Liu, Thomas J. Blong, Gary T. Boyd
  • Patent number: 9703012
    Abstract: Provided is an anti-glare/antireflection member having excellent visibility. The anti-glare/antireflection member (1) includes a base material (10) and an antireflection layer (20). The base material (10) is provided in a surface layer thereof with an anti-glare layer (10a) having a concavo-convex configuration. The antireflection layer (20) is provided on the anti-glare layer (10a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keiichi Sahara, Takeshi Sakurai, Toshimasa Kanai, Koji Ikegami
  • Patent number: 9696463
    Abstract: The present invention provides an antiglare film that has a thin antiglare layer and suppresses generation of scintillation and white muddiness at significantly high levels, while maintaining the hard-coating property and antiglare property, thereby providing favorable high-contrast display images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Honda, Hiroko Suzuki, Gen Furui, Takashi Kodama
  • Patent number: 9681522
    Abstract: An adaptive light system including a color matching engine, a controller, and a plurality of light sources each configured to emit a source light. The color matching engine determines a dominant wavelength of a selected color, and a combination of the light sources that the controller may operate to emit a combined wavelength that approximately matches the dominant wavelength of the selected color. A color capture device transmits a source color signal designating the selected color. A method of adapting light comprises receiving a selected color, converting a value representing a dominant wavelength of the selected color, determining a combination of and percentages of colors emitted by the plurality of light sources that may be combined to form an adapted light that matches the selected color, and operating the light sources along with a white light to emit the adapted light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, Robert R. Soler, David E. Bartine, Matthew Regan, Eliza Katar Grove, Valerie A. Bastien, Mark Andrew Oostdyk
  • Patent number: 9652089
    Abstract: A touch panel stackup comprises a substrate having a substantially transparent first region and a substantially opaque second region, a sensing electrode detecting a tactile signal, a conductive circuit electrically coupled with the sensing electrode, and a masking element configured on the second region of the substrate, wherein the sensing electrode, the conductive circuit, and the masking element are integrally formed on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: TPK TOUCH SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Chen-Yu Liu, Cheng-Ping Liu
  • Patent number: 9618680
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing one or more components for a display system, particularly for producing diffused light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: David Eugene Baker, Michael Etienne, Stephan Lvovich Logunov, Daniel Aloysius Nolan, Wageesha Senaratne, Luis Alberto Zenteno
  • Patent number: 9612367
    Abstract: A method of producing an optical device, which includes a center region where a light absorbing part is substantially absent, a peripheral region, and an intermediate region between the center and peripheral regions, where the thickness of the light absorbing part gradually increases in a direction from the center region to the peripheral region, includes applying a resin material that absorbs light onto a transparent base material. A forming mold including a convex and a concave corresponding to the shape of the light absorbing part is pressed against the applied resin material. The light absorbing part is formed by curing the resin material through exposure to ultraviolet radiation with the forming mold being pressed against the resin material. A surface of the convex that faces the resin material when the forming mold is pressed against the resin material corresponds to the center region of the optical device and is flat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventor: Takuji Nomura
  • Patent number: 9612694
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a touch panel includes forming a light-shielding conductive patterned layer on a transparent substrate, which includes a light-shielding wire, a first contact pad and a first bridging electrode. An insulating layer is formed on the first bridging electrode, the first contact pad and the transparent substrate. First and second openings are formed in the insulating layer to respectively expose a portion of the first bridging electrode and a portion of the first contact pad. A transparent conductive patterned layer is formed, which includes first sensing electrodes, second sensing electrodes, a second bridging electrode and a second contact pad. Each first sensing electrode is connected to the first bridging electrode through the first opening. The second sensing electrodes are connected to each other through the second bridging electrode. The second contact pad is connected to the first contact pad through the second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Teng-Fu Tung
  • Patent number: 9609745
    Abstract: A transparent conductive film includes a film base, a cured resin layer formed at one side of the film base, and an indium composite oxide layer laminated at a side of the cured resin layer opposite to the film base. The indium composite oxide layer has a thickness of 20 nm to 50 nm. The cured resin layer has a plurality of spherical particles and a binder resin layer which fixes the plurality of spherical particles to the film base. A difference w?d between a mode particle size w and a thickness d of the binder resin layer is greater than zero and less than or equal to 1.2 ?m, where w is a mode particle size of the spherical particles and d is a thickness of the binder resin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsunori Takada, Kazuhiro Ikai, Hiroki Kuramoto, Hiroyuki Takao, Naoki Tsuno
  • Patent number: 9595684
    Abstract: Provided are a substrate for an organic electronic device (OED), an organic electronic system, a method of manufacturing the substrate or the system, a light source for a display, and a lighting device. The substrate for an OED may form an organic electronic system having excellent performances including light extraction efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Ji Hee Kim, Jung Hyoung Lee, Jun Rye Choi
  • Patent number: 9523799
    Abstract: A method for producing a light diffusion film having first and second louver structure regions includes the following steps (a) to (d): (a) preparing a composition for light diffusion film; (b) applying the composition for light diffusion film, and forming a coating layer; (c) performing first active energy ray irradiation, and forming a first louver structure region in the lower part of the coating layer, while leaving a louver structure-unformed region in the upper part of the coating layer; and (d) performing second active energy ray irradiation, and forming a second louver structure region in the louver structure-unformed region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: LINTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kentaro Kusama, Tomoo Orui, Kenta Tomioka, Satoru Shoshi
  • Patent number: 9519086
    Abstract: An anisotropic light diffusion film includes increased uniformity of the intensity of diffused light in the light diffusion angle region, and the light diffusion angle region has been effectively expanded. An anisotropic light diffusion film includes a first louver structure region and a second louver structure region, in which plural plate-shaped regions having different refractive indices are alternately arranged in parallel along any one direction along the film plane, sequentially from the lower side along the film thickness direction, and the anisotropic light diffusion film includes an overlapping louver structure region in which the upper end of the first louver structure region and the lower end of the second louver structure region overlap each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: LINTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kentaro Kusama, Tomoo Orui, Kenta Tomioka, Satoru Shoshi
  • Patent number: 9442268
    Abstract: An annular optical element having a central opening includes, in order from the central opening to an outer boundary, an inner annular part, and an outer annular part connected to the inner annular part. A thickness of the annular optical element is uniform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ming-Shun Chang
  • Patent number: 9423538
    Abstract: An apparatus for directing thermal infrared energy toward or away from a target is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a covering having a plurality of retroreflective elements. The plurality of retroreflective elements are configured to retroreflect electromagnetic beams primarily at thermal infrared wavelengths, receive the electromagnetic beams from the target along beam reception paths, and reflect the electromagnetic beams back toward the target along beam reflection paths. The beam reflection paths have substantially the same elevation angle and/or azimuth angle as their respective beam reception paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Brian J. Tillotson, Zach J. Harris
  • Patent number: 9423529
    Abstract: An antireflection coating has a band ranging from the visible light range to the near infrared range. The antireflection coating has a deposition structure made up of twelve layers in which layers of a high refractive index material having a refractive index nH of 1.95 to 2.32 and layers of a low refractive index material having a refractive index of 1.35 to 1.46 are deposited alternately, wherein the reflectance of the antireflection coating is not higher than 1.5% in the wavelength range of 400 nm to 680 nm and not higher than 2.0% in the wavelength range of 680 nm to 1350 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Masanori Koyama
  • Patent number: 9411139
    Abstract: An imaging optical system includes first to third lens groups, and performs focusing by moving the second lens group, to satisfy the following conditional expressions: 0.8<1Gr_Fl/FL<1.2, 0.6<|2Gr_Fl/FL|<2.5, 0.6<3Gr_Fl/FL<1.8 0.8<1Gr_R_nop/1Gr_Thi<1.1, and ?0.6<2Gr_R_nop/2Gr_Thi<1.6 where FL, 1Gr_Fl, 2Gr_Fl, and 3Gr_Fl represent focal lengths of the entire system, and the first to third lens groups, respectively, 1Gr_R_nop represents a distance from the outermost surface of the first lens group on the object side to a rear principal point of the first lens group, 1Gr_Thi represents a total length of the first lens group, 2Gr_R_nop represents a distance from the outermost surface of the second lens group on the object side to a rear principal point of the second lens group, and 2Gr_Thi represents a total length of the second lens group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Keiko Yamada
  • Patent number: 9385330
    Abstract: The present application relates to a substrate for an organic electronic diode (OED), an organic electronic system, and a lighting. In the present application, the substrate capable of forming an OED or the organic electronic system can ensure performance including light extracting efficiency and reliability is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong Sik Ahn, Se Hwan Son
  • Patent number: 9360170
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a light emitting diode bulb with a glare shield structure. It uses a glare shield structure to separate the sensor from the light emitting diode. A joggle structure or a sleeve structure is used for the glare shield structure to separately match the separated condenser lens and the lamp base to form glare shield means to prevent the sensor from being interfered by irradiated, refracted or reflected light from the light emitting diode. The structure is simple to be assembled and the cost of assembling is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: LIVINGSTYLE ENTERPRISES LIMITED
    Inventors: Ming-Yun Chen, Zuo-Cai Hong
  • Patent number: 9335445
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an antireflection article of which the first surface has sufficient abrasion resistance and can suppress reflectance to a low level throughout the visible light region, and a display device. The present invention relates to an antireflection article that has light transmittance, in which a plurality of convex portions are disposed on a first surface positioned at a visible side and a second surface opposite to the first surface, the average gap of the convex portions is 400 nm or less, the ratio (H1/W1) of the height H1 of the convex portions and the width W1 of the bottoms of the convex portions is 1.3 or more, in the first surface, and the ratio (H2/W2) of the height H2 of the convex portions and the width W2 of the bottoms of the convex portions is larger than the ratio (H1/W1), in the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eiko Okamoto
  • Patent number: 9330526
    Abstract: A gaming machine according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: a display panel configured to display images of a game, the display panel including a screen facing downward; a partial mirror disposed under the display panel and inclined with respect to the screen to partially reflect the images from the display panel into a forward direction; a background member disposed rear to the partial mirror such that an image of the background member passes through the partial mirror into the forward direction to overlap the images from the display panel; and a controller configured to execute the game and to control the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignees: UNIVERSAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION, ARUZE GAMING AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Kenta Kitamura, Jun Hirato, Takashi Izawa, Keita Shimura
  • Patent number: 9316766
    Abstract: There is provided an optical filter or an anti-reflection structure with lower reflection in comparison with the conventional ones by comprising a gradient refractive index thin film 12 with continuous, periodic refractive index change in the film thickness direction and a fine periodic structure 151 lowering reflection, wherein the refractive index of the gradient refractive index thin film 12 in its thickness direction on the substrate side changes so as to become close to that of the substrate, while on the fine periodic structure 111 changes so as to become close to that of the fine periodic structure 151. The optical filter can be used in an optical device or an electronic device display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Denshi Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masayuki Uchiyama, Michio Yanagi
  • Patent number: 9304279
    Abstract: A lens barrel includes a rectilinear unit, a lens unit, and a light shielding member. The lens unit is arranged inside the rectilinear unit and is movable relative to the rectilinear unit in an optical axis direction. The light shielding member functions for light shielding between the rectilinear unit and the lens unit. The light shielding unit has a light shielding layer and a support layer. The shielding layer is fitted on a decoration frame of the lens unit and closes a gap defined between the rectilinear unit and the lens unit and extending in the optical axis direction. The support layer has a body bonded to the light shielding area. The body has at least one low rigidity portion. The low rigidity portion has rigidity lower than that of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tetsuya Uno