With A Transmitting Property Patents (Class 359/839)
  • Patent number: 10254653
    Abstract: An imaging optical unit for projection lithography has a plurality of mirrors for guiding imaging light from an object field in an object plane into an image field in an image plane along an imaging light beam path. At least two of the mirrors are embodied as GI mirrors. Exactly one stop serves to predefine at least one section of an outer marginal contour of a pupil of the imaging optical unit. The stop is arranged spatially in front of a penultimate mirror in the imaging light beam path. This results in an imaging optical unit that is well defined with regard to its pupil and is optimized for projection lithography.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventor: Hans-Juergen Rostalski
  • Patent number: 10151135
    Abstract: A door (20) with a door access system is movable between an open position and a closed position and includes a first side (20A) and a second side (20B). The door (20) further includes a chamber (48) therein. The door (20) further includes a translucent reflective layer (36) mounted to the first side (20A) of the door (20). An intensity of a reflected portion of light reflected by the translucent reflective layer (36) is greater than an intensity of a transmitted portion of the light transmitted through the second side (20B) to the first side (20A) of the door (20). A door access system (10) is coupled to the door (20) and includes a door access control device (50) mounted in the chamber (48) of the door (20). The door access control device (50) is configured to control opening of the door (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: I-Ting Shen
  • Patent number: 10054289
    Abstract: An illumination device for infinite mirroring, has a lighting module. A light-guiding frame guides a first light source of the lighting module to form light-guiding light source. The lower mirror reflects the light-guiding light source to form a reflection light source reflecting mirror images. The light-guiding ring has a light-guiding surface. The reflection light source incident on the light-guiding ring uniformly scatters to the light-guiding surface to form a ring-shaped light source. The lower mirror uses a first hollow interruption element to interrupt a part of the reflection light source to form a spaced layered light source. The upper mirror simultaneously reflects the ring-shaped light source and the spaced layered light source and uses the second hollow interruption element in the hollow cover to interrupt the ring-shaped light source to form a multilayered mirroring light ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: NZXT Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Wen
  • Patent number: 10035513
    Abstract: A system for a vehicle includes a seat belt height adjuster and a sensor configured to determine eye location of a driver of the vehicle. A control module is in communication with the sensor and the seat belt height adjuster. The control module is programmed to adjust a position of the seat belt height adjuster based at least on the eye location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth James Miller, William Paul Perkins
  • Patent number: 9817526
    Abstract: A wirelessly enabled content delivery apparatus includes a surface. The surface has a front side and a back side. An electronics board has a through hole. A conductive touch pad layer is placed between the back side of the surface and the electronics board. The electronics board further includes a conductive element. The conductive element passes through the through hole. A wireless data module is part of a wireless data system. The wireless data system is attached to the electronics board and the wireless data module is electrically connected to a first end of the conductive element. The electronics board is coupled to the back side of the surface and is aligned so that a second end of the conductive element is in electrical contact with the touch pad layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: ELECTRIC MIRROR, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, Jr., James Vernon Mischel, Sr., Michael Martin Uhl, Roger R Pangan
  • Patent number: 9802543
    Abstract: An automobile includes a rearview mirror, a motor electrically coupled to the rearview mirror, an image capturing unit configured to capture a number of images of a face of a driver in real time, a light detecting unit configured to detect light on the rearview mirror, a storage unit configured to store a preset value of light intensity, and a processing unit configured to execute an automatic adjusting system to adjust a position of the rearview mirror when one of a number of conditions is met. The number of conditions include a position of eyes of the driver changes, and light exceeding the preset value of intensity enters into the eyes of the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Pen-Uei Lu
  • Patent number: 9555737
    Abstract: A stop light and turn signal lights which are incorporated into large vehicles such as a tractor trailer. A mating rear prong which is plugged into the electronics on the back of the vehicle which in turn is connected to the turn signal device usually on the steering wheel of the vehicle. The lights will first be lit on the first column of lights, then immediately the second column of lights, then immediately the third column of lights, then immediately the fourth column of lights and finally the fifth column of lights so that the device signals in a pattern from left to right that the vehicle is making a right turn or signals from right to left that the vehicle is making a left turn. When all lights are lit, it indicates a stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Grand General Accesories Manufacturing
    Inventor: Nan Huang Huang
  • Patent number: 9274522
    Abstract: A method for remotely controlling a big rig comprises a tractor unit and one or more trailers coupled to the tractor unit, wherein the tractor unit comprises a drive train which can be electronically actuated by the control of the tractor unit and by way of which the tractor unit can be driven automatically. The control of the tractor unit have a wireless communication link to a touchscreen device so that automatic driving of the big rig can be remotely controlled by way of the touchscreen device during which at least one articulation angle between a longitudinal axis of the tractor unit and a longitudinal axis of the trailer is continuously regulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH
    Inventors: Nicolas Boos, Roland Greul, Alexander Gaedke
  • Patent number: 9256060
    Abstract: Two pieces of elliptic semi-sphere surfaces, each forming a pinhole at the zenith thereof and also forming a reflection mirror on an inside thereof are stuck onto each other, with facing the interior surfaces thereof, respectively. A light ray entering therein from one of the pinholes, after being reflected between the elliptic semi-sphere surfaces facing to each other, emits from the pinhole on opposite side at an angle plane symmetric to the incident angle. Disposing the elliptic semi-sphere surfaces facing to each other, aligning on a plane, by plural numbers thereof, there is built up a pinhole array. Plural numbers of light rays reflecting on and/or emitting from a display object, which is disposed on one side of the pinhole array, after passing through the plural numbers of pinholes of the pinhole array, form an image at a position plane symmetric thereto, on the opposite side of the pinhole array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoki Kobori, Yoshiho Seo, Koji Hirata, Hidehiro Ikeda, Satoshi Ouchi
  • Patent number: 9033525
    Abstract: Methods for maximizing a fraction of light energy absorbed in each of three classes of light concentrators (rectangular parallelepipeds, paraboloids and prisms) by choice of incident angle of radiation and of one or more geometrical or physical parameters (absorber thickness, paraboloid dimensions, location of paraboloid focus, prism angles, concentrator material, cladding, prism angles, etc.). Alternatively, the light energy absorbed plus the light energy that escapes through non-total internal reflection within the light concentrator can be minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)
    Inventor: Bin Chen
  • Patent number: 9022586
    Abstract: A system and/or apparatus provided as a side-view or rear-view mirror for providing a plurality of independently moveable reflective surfaces to enable a driver increased visibility. To increase visibility for the driver, the system and/or apparatus includes a camera for providing images around a vehicle to the driver within a vehicle during low-light or poor lighting conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Rosco, Inc.
    Inventor: Benjamin Englander
  • Publication number: 20150098143
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention disclosed herein provides a system that includes a mirror apparatus with a first surface to which a half-silvered mirror film is applied, where the mirror apparatus transmits a transmitted image from a second surface to the first surface. The system further includes a servo-controlled dimmer that adjusts a level of ambient light associated with the mirror apparatus. The system further includes a motion sensing device that tracks positions of a plurality of points associated with an object; wherein the object is situated on the half-silvered mirror film side of the mirror apparatus. The system further includes a computing device including a memory that stores instructions that, when executed by a processor included in the computing device, cause the processor to control the servo-controlled dimmer to adjust the ambient light such that both the transmitted image and a reflected image is visible on the first surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: AUTODESK, INC.
    Inventors: Fraser ANDERSON, Tovi GROSSMAN, Justin Frank MATEJKA, George FITZMAURICE
  • Publication number: 20150029585
    Abstract: A reflective imaging element that may be manufactured in a convenient method and obtain a high quality aerial picture is provided. A reflective imaging element of an embodiment includes a first reflective element and a second reflective element including a light receiving surface to receive light from a projected material and an emitting surface, parallel to the light receiving surface, to emit the light from the projected material. When a ratio of light contributing to imaging out of the light from the projected material is defined as a ratio of amount of light and an incident angle of the light from the projected material when the ratio of amount of light is highest to the light receiving surface is defined as a maximum incident angle, the maximum incident angle of the first reflective element and the maximum incident angle of the second reflective element are different from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Kentarou Imamura, Takahumi Shimatani
  • Publication number: 20150009568
    Abstract: A light collection systems with at least one light receiving element, such as a window, a photovoltaic element, a heating element, a light guiding element or combinations thereof, and at least one light reflector-deflector element. The light reflecting elements include a front light receiving surface, a rear surface, and a transparent volume, disposed between the front light receiving surface and the rear surface, the transparent layer being of a higher refractive index than of its surrounding. The transparent volume comprises an asymmetric pattern which is configured to at least partially reflect light by internal reflection and direct the light within the element, reflect some light off said front light receiving surface, reflect, deflect and guide light within the light reflector-deflector element; and direct light through the front light receiving surface towards the at least one light receiving element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: SUNBOOST LTD
    Inventor: Yair Salomon
  • Publication number: 20140376118
    Abstract: An optical system and method to overcome luminescent solar concentrator inefficiencies by resonance-shifting, in which sharply directed emission from a bi-layer cavity into a glass substrate returns to interact with the cavity off-resonance at each subsequent reflection, significantly reducing reabsorption loss en route to the edges. In one embodiment, the system comprises a luminescent solar concentrator comprising a transparent substrate, a luminescent film having a variable thickness; and a low refractive index layer disposed between the transparent substrate and the luminescent film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: UCHICAGO ARGONNE LLC
    Inventors: Noel Christopher Giebink, Gary P. Wiederrecht, Michael R. Wasielewski
  • Patent number: 8910402
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first mirror platform; the first mirror platform has a first portion and a second portion. A media display device is disposed behind the first mirror platform, such that within the second portion information displayed on the media display device is visible when the media display device is on and is viewed from in front of the first mirror platform. A mounting platform is coupled to a back of the first mirror platform to form a door assembly and the mounting platform can also be a mirror platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Electric Mirror, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, Jr., James V. Mischel, Sr., Patrick Daniel Erickson
  • Patent number: 8880360
    Abstract: A combination mirror and media display device assembly is provided. The combination mirror and media display device includes a mirror platform having a media display device viewing area and a media display device coupled to the mirror platform. The media display device is positioned to display images through the media display device viewing area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Electric Mirror, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, Jr., James V. Mischel, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20140300979
    Abstract: To provide a half mirror front plate which has luminous transmittance and luminous reflectance enough to function as a half mirror for display, provides color tones of transmitted light and reflected light close to neutral (visually white), and is excellent in productivity. A half mirror front plate for display includes a stack consisting of a transparent substrate and a half mirror stacked film arranged on one principal surface of the transparent substrate, wherein the half mirror stacked film has a first transparent oxide layer with a thickness of 45 nm to 70 nm made of a first metal oxide, a metal layer with a thickness of 30 nm to 45 nm mainly made of silver, and a second transparent oxide layer with a thickness of 45 nm to 70 nm made of a second metal oxide in order from the transparent substrate side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Michihisa TOMIDA, Koji SASAKI
  • Publication number: 20140268377
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving the performance of one way mirror applications are disclosed. Methods consistent with the present disclosure include introducing a glass substrate into a processing chamber. The processing chamber comprises a sputter target assembly disposed over the substrate. Next, depositing metal silicide material within a plurality of site-isolated regions on the substrate to form a metal silicide coating within each region. Notably, each metal silicide coating has a thickness between 0.001 and 0.5 microns. Finally, evaluating results of the metal silicide coating formed within the plurality of site-isolated regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Intermolecular, Inc.
    Inventors: Xuena Zhang, Dipankar Pramanik
  • Publication number: 20140242573
    Abstract: An optical element includes a metal layer having a thickness in a first direction; metallic particles spaced apart from the metal layer in the first direction; and a light transmitting layer separating the metal layer from the metallic particles. The metallic particles are disposed in a lattice shape in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction and in a third direction orthogonal to the first direction and the second direction. A distance between adjacent metal particles in the second and third directions is S, and 6 nm<S<40 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Mamoru SUGIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20140240859
    Abstract: An optic obscuration assembly, a system and method for working on an optical element, and the resulting optical element are described herein. In one example, the system and related components (e.g., optic obscuration assembly, positioning system, and coating system) allow the accurate placement of a very round thin metal obscuration (e.g., thin metal disk) in the center of a front surface of the optical element before a high reflective thin film coating is applied to the front surface. Once, the optical element has had the high reflective thin film coating applied thereto then the thin metal obscuration is removed to reveal a transmissive aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Glenn A. Parker, Kevin J. Magierski, Brian Monroe McMaster
  • Publication number: 20140242571
    Abstract: An optical element includes a metal layer in which a first direction is a thickness direction; metallic particles provided to be spaced from the metal layer in the first direction; and a light transmitting layer that separates the metal layer from the metallic particles, in which the size T of the metallic particles in the first direction satisfies a relationship of 3 nm?T?14 nm, and the size D of the metallic particles in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction satisfies a relationship of 30 nm?D<50 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Mamoru SUGIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20140233120
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to mirrors having a reflective layer of or including silicon aluminum (e.g., SiAl). The mirrors may be first surface mirrors, or second surface mirrors. The SiAl layer may be provided between dielectric layers. The mirrors may be flat or bent in different instances, and may or may not be heat treated. In certain example instances, such mirrors may be used in interior residential, commercial, appliance, and/or other applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: GUARDIAN INDUSTRIES CORP.
    Inventors: Afonso KRELING, Fabiola Ramos TORRES, Juan BAILLO DE ABREU, Willem DEN BOER, Alexey KRASNOV
  • Publication number: 20140233037
    Abstract: An article for use in an OCT method, the article comprising a solid substrate and nanoparticles dispersed in or on the substrate in at least one light transmissive portion of the article such that the nanoparticles result in an increased extinction of the light transmissive portion along a transmission direction of the light transmissive portion compared to the substrate being free of nanoparticles. The extinction of the light transmissive portion along the transmission direction is less than 6, wherein the extinction is defined as a negative decadic logarithm of a ratio of an intensity of light which is transmitted through the light transmissive portion to an intensity of light which is incident on the light transmissive portion, wherein the light is in at least one of a visible and a near infrared wavelength range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: CARL ZEISS MEDITEC AG
    Inventors: Marco WILZBACH, Martin HACKER, Christoph HAUGER
  • Publication number: 20140218709
    Abstract: A field facet mirror for an illumination optics of a projection exposure apparatus for EUV microlithography transmits a structure of an object arranged in an object field into an image field. The field facet mirror has a plurality of field facets with reflection surfaces. The arrangement of the field facets next to one another spans a base plane. Projections of the reflection surfaces of at least two of the field facets onto the base plane differ with respect to at least one of the following parameters: size, shape, orientation. A field facet mirror results which can ensure a uniform object field illumination with a simultaneously high EUV throughput.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventors: Adrian Staicu, Martin Endres
  • Publication number: 20140211492
    Abstract: A single-substrate mirror element defined by a transflective metal layer—non-metal layer—metal layer coating disposed on the first surface of the substrate and enabled to meet the requirements of operation in an exterior rearview assembly and to provide for stealthy appearance of a light source of the assembly disposed behind the mirror element. The appearance of the mirror element, defined in parameters of the CIELAB color system, is substantially color-neutral, while tuning of reflectance and transmittance characteristics can be achieved substantially independently from one another. Reflectance value and measure of color content of light specularly reflected by the mirror at non-zero angles remains substantially stable within wide range of angles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: George A. Neuman, Jeffrey A. Forgette
  • Publication number: 20140168499
    Abstract: An optical device for forming an image of an object, comprising: a semitransparent mirror surface disposed on an optical path of the image of the object; and a light projection unit configured to project light to the semitransparent mirror surface and thereby to combine, on the optical path, the projected light transmitting through the semitransparent mirror surface with the image of the object reflecting from the semitransparent mirror surface, wherein: a first wavelength region is defined in a visible light region to include a wavelength of the projected light; the semitransparent mirror surface has a substantially flat reflectance property within a second wavelength region which is defined in the visible light region not to include the first wavelength region; and transmissivity of the semitransparent mirror surface at the wavelength of the projected light is higher by 10% to 50% than transmissivity in the second wavelength region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Naohito Sasaki, Isamu Hirai
  • Publication number: 20140071550
    Abstract: A display panel assembly and an electronic device including the assembly are disclosed. In one aspect, the assembly includes a window cover including a display area and a non-display area and a display panel disposed on a location of a rear surface of the window cover corresponding to the display area. The assembly further includes a dielectric mirror layer disposed on a location of the rear surface of the window cover corresponding to the non-display area which selectively reflects light incident through the window cover to provide a metallic color sense to a user and a light absorbing layer absorbing light transmitted through the dielectric mirror layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyun-Hee Lee
  • Patent number: 8613520
    Abstract: An optical mirror element includes an optically transmissive element having a first surface and a second surface, and a reflective coating layer on the first surface that defines a mirror surface. A first portion of the first surface does not include the reflective coating layer such that the first portion defines an optically transmissive window in the mirror surface. Q method of forming an optical mirror element having a window portion includes providing an optical element, masking a first portion of a first surface of the optical element, and thereafter applying a reflective coating to the first surface so as to define a reflective surface, wherein the masked portion defines a transmissive region in the reflective surface. The exposed portion of the first surface may be coated with an anti-reflective coating, either before or after the reflective coating is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: LI-COR, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Anderson, Ahmed Bouzid
  • Publication number: 20130308217
    Abstract: The invention relates to a disk (1) which is made of glass or plastic, which is suitable for transparency, and on which reflective surface patterns (2) are provided for advertising purposes. The disk (1) is designed as a composite of multiple individual disks (3, 4), and one or more reflective regions (5, 6) are provided on each of the individual disks (3, 4). The invention also relates to a method for producing the disk (1) according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: Josef Schauer
  • Publication number: 20130208252
    Abstract: According to a flare measuring method in an embodiment, a reflective mask, in which one reflective coordinate in a slit direction in a mask surface is determined when one scanning coordinate is determined, is placed on a scanner that includes a reflective projection optical system. Moreover, a light intensity of the exposure light is measured by performing a scanning exposure on an illuminance sensor moved to a predetermined position in the slit direction in a slit imaging plane. Then, an amount of flare at an intra-slit position corresponding to a position of the illuminance sensor in the slit direction is calculated by using a light intensity of exposure light received from an intra-slit position that does not correspond to the position of the illuminance sensor in the slit direction in the exposure light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Masaru SUZUKI, Nobuhiro KOMINE
  • Patent number: 8508384
    Abstract: A rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle includes an electro-optic mirror reflective element having a front glass substrate and a rear glass substrate, with no portion of the rear glass substrate extending beyond any portion of the front glass substrate. The reflective element includes a perimeter band disposed around a perimeter border region of a second surface of the front glass substrate. The perimeter band generally conceals the presence of a perimeter seal from view by the driver of the vehicle. A plastic molding may be circumferentially disposed about the circumferential edge of the front glass substrate without overlapping onto the first surface of the front glass substrate. The outermost part of the plastic molding may lack a sharp edge. The plane of the first surface of the front glass substrate may be generally flush with the outermost part of the plastic molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Donnelly Corporation
    Inventors: John T. Uken, Lee Karner, Richard R. Hook, Niall R. Lynam
  • Patent number: 8488238
    Abstract: A microscope cube includes a housing including a first opening on a first wall of the housing and a second opening on a second wall of the housing, the first wall adjacent to the second wall; an excitation filter disposed within the first opening; an emission filter disposed within the second opening; and a dichroic mirror positioned within the housing. In one aspect, the dichroic mirror has a thickness greater than or equal to 1.5 mm. In another aspect, the excitation filter is positioned at an angle relative to the first wall of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Chroma Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Charles Michael Stanley
  • Publication number: 20130170046
    Abstract: An optical collector is disclosed which includes an imaging, aplanatic optical element having a front surface with a one-way light admitting portion, a back surface with a reflective portion, and an interior region of refractive material disposed between the front and backs surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventor: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
  • Patent number: 8382300
    Abstract: The present invention provides a light-transmitting member that not only exhibits high antiglare properties but also shows a transmission image with a sharp outline. A reflecting surface of a light-transmitting member formed of an optically transparent material, for example, a glass plate, has minute hubbly surface profile formed therein by blasting the reflecting surface with an abrasive or the like to mill the surface. The minute hubbly surface profile in the reflecting surface are formed so that, when the reflecting surface is divided into minute compartments of a prescribed size and a histogram is constructed on the basis of measurement values obtained by measuring the height in each compartment, the probability density of the mode in the histogram is 10 to 30%, and the variance (?2) in the histogram, calculated on the basis of the heights, is less than 0.4 (?m2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Keiji Mase
  • Patent number: 8371705
    Abstract: A mirror having a first substrate and a reflective film formed on the first substrate, the reflective film made of mercury and at least one metal, wherein the mirror is operative such that light incident upon the first substrate and having an intensity that falls below a fluence threshold is reflected by the reflective film, and light incident upon the first substrate and having an intensity that exceeds the fluence threshold passes through the reflective film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Robert Clinton Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20130026351
    Abstract: A scale of an absolute encoder, on which a plurality of marks are arranged at predetermined pitches along at least one direction, includes: a base including a plurality of light-reflective or light-transmissive marks arranged at the predetermined pitches along the at least one direction. A film, which attenuates light, is formed on each of marks as a part of the plurality of marks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ko Ishizuka
  • Publication number: 20130021781
    Abstract: A display device includes a substrate having an upper surface. The display device also includes a light reflecting layer to reflect light, formed over the upper surface of the substrate. The display device also includes a light absorbing layer to absorb light, formed over the upper surface of the light reflecting layer. A plurality of apertures are defined through the light reflecting layer and the light absorbing layer such that, at an edge of each of the plurality of apertures, the light absorbing layer partially overhangs the light reflecting layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Daisuke Sonoda, Jun Fujiyoshi, Kohei Takahashi, Takuo Kaitou, Katsumi Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20130002925
    Abstract: An image capture apparatus includes a variable translucency mirror, a viewfinder unit configured to receive light reflected by the variable translucency mirror, an imaging sensor configured to receive light transmitted through the variable translucency mirror, an image display unit configured to display an image based on the light received by the imaging sensor, and a controller configured to set a translucency of the variable translucency mirror. In a viewfinder mode, the controller sets the variable translucency mirror to be at least partially reflective such that light incident on the variable translucency mirror is reflected thereby and received by the viewfinder unit. In a display view mode, the controller sets the variable translucency mirror to be at least partially transparent, such that light incident on the variable translucency mirror is transmitted therethrough and received by the imaging sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventor: Andy Lai Lin
  • Patent number: 8345724
    Abstract: A laser system includes a first source and a second source for generating a first laser beam and a second laser beam, respectively, and a mirror arrangement including a first interleaving laser mirror with a high reflecting area configured to reflect the first laser beam and a first high transmitting area configured to transmit the second laser beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Trumpf Photonics Inc.
    Inventors: Thilo Vethake, Ulrich Bonna, Viorel C. Negoita
  • Publication number: 20120301693
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glass panel, including at least one reflective layer deposited by cathode sputtering, said layer consisting of one or more oxides of one of the metals including Ta, Nb, Zr or the mixed oxides of said metals, the thickness of the layer in question and optionally other layers present in the assembly having a refractive index greater than 2.2 being selected such that, on a 4-mm thick sheet of clear “float” glass, said layer(s) result(s) in a reflection of at least 15% and a light transmission of at least 60%, the layer or system of layers in question further having a mechanical and/or chemical resistance comparable to those of layers produced by pyrolysis for obtaining products having the same type of optical properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: AGC GLASS EUROPE
    Inventors: Laurent Dusoulier, Dominique Coster
  • Patent number: 8317342
    Abstract: Optical mirror elements having a diffusive backing, methods for making such optical mirror elements, and devices incorporating such optical mirror elements. The optical mirror element typically includes a first, reflective surface, and a second surface having uneven or granular features, wherein light passing through the first surface is diffusely reflected by the uneven or granular features of the second surface. The optical mirror elements are particularly well suited for use in Herriott Cell arrangements in gas analyzers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: LI-COR, Inc.
    Inventor: Tyler Anderson
  • Publication number: 20120292482
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a sensor system including a first optical sub-system having a first plurality of optical elements, and a second optical sub-system having a second plurality of optical elements including a first mirror. The second optical sub-system is configured to rotate about a first axis relative to the first optical sub-system and the first mirror is configured to rotate about a second axis substantially perpendicular to the first axis. The first axis and the second axis are arranged so as not to intersect each other so as to maximize a field of regard of the sensor system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventors: Lacy G. COOK, Bryce A. WHEELER
  • Publication number: 20120273025
    Abstract: The light concentrator having a primary optical element which has an optical axis and a core comprising a rigid body which is co-linear with the optical axis and configured to support the primary optical element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: THE TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP PLC
    Inventors: Andy Tomlinson, John-Paul Szczepanik
  • Publication number: 20120250171
    Abstract: A rear view minor assembly is disclosed in which the minor has a viewing section and an alignment section meeting to form a reflex angle. The alignment section is etched with a targeting image: a cross-hair or the side surface of the vehicle. When the targeting image is aligned with appropriate feature on the side of the vehicle, the reflex angle is such that the minor is properly aligned. Also disclosed is a mirror assembly having viewing section and an alignment section with a clear protective outer layer a selective acceptance layer below the clear protective outer layer, and a colored substrate below the selective layer. When the vehicle operator can see the colored substrate through the selective acceptance layer, which transmits only normal light, the minor is properly aligned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: James Wendell Forbes, Alexander Petniunas
  • Patent number: 8259378
    Abstract: A scanning apparatus operable in the microwave, mm-wave, sub mm-wave (Terahertz) and infrared ranges comprises a primary drum (10) mounted for rotation about a central axis A of the primary drum being hollow and of rectangular polygonal form to provide a number of sides or facets (12, 14) each adapted to transmit such radiation, from a field of view, which is plane polarized in a first direction at 45° with respect to the rotary axis of the drum and to reflect radiation which is plane polarized in an orthogonal direction. Thus, radiation passing into the drum though whichever said side of the drum is currently facing the field of view and passing towards the diametrically opposite side will be plane polarized with a polarization direction such as to be reflected back by that diametrically opposite side towards the rotary axis of the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Farran Technology Limited
    Inventors: Alan H. Lettington, Brenda Lettington, legal representative
  • Patent number: 8256910
    Abstract: Aerogel-based optical elements are disclosed. The aerogel-based optical elements have an aerogel member having at least one surface, and at least one optical surface disposed on the at least one aerogel member surface. The at least one optical surface comprises an electroformed metal or at least one glass sheet. The at least one optical surface can be transmissive, reflective, or both. Different types of aerogel-based optical elements are presented, along with various methods of making the aerogel-based optical elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Optics 1, Inc
    Inventor: Jefferson E. Odhner
  • Patent number: 8246183
    Abstract: An interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle includes a prismatic reflective element with an attachment plate attached thereto, and a display-on-demand display disposed behind the prismatic reflective element and operable to display information for viewing through a transflective mirror reflector of the prismatic reflective element by a driver of the vehicle. A mounting assembly is configured to mount the mirror assembly to an interior portion of the vehicle. The mounting assembly includes a toggle portion and an actuator, with the toggle portion pivotally mounting to a first mounting member and the actuator pivotally mounting to a second mounting member of the attachment plate. An electronic circuitry element is attached to the attachment plate and an accessory pod is attached to the mounting assembly and includes circuitry therein. The circuitry of the accessory pod is electrically connected to the electronic circuitry element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Donnelly Corporation
    Inventors: Jerry M. Kulas, Lee Karner, Dean Andreozzi
  • Publication number: 20120200704
    Abstract: A device for directing radiation in the direction of an optical element of an image sensing device of a vehicle. The device includes a central area for directing at least one portion of a first incident radiation onto the optical element. The device also includes at least one border area for directing at least one portion of at least one second incident radiation onto the optical element. The at least one second incident radiation runs in the opposite direction or at an obtuse angle with respect to the first incident radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: Gian Antonio D'Addetta, Thomas Lich, Thomas Friedrich
  • Publication number: 20120178071
    Abstract: An apparatus for visually isolating an observer from an observed individual comprises a two way mirror forming a first panel and a movable frame disposed to hold the first panel in a vertical orientation; methods of assembling and operating instructional simulation lab, methods for instruction/proctoring/operating/repurposing a nursing simulation lab comprising the steps of identifying a space having a simulated patient location and an observation location, providing a panel assembly having a two way mirror, locating the panel assembly between the simulated patient location and the observation location, providing a patent simulation system including a simulated patient, providing a lab student, providing a lab instructor and/or observer, administering care to the simulated patient at the simulated patient location, and observing the administration of care at the observation location by looking towards the simulated patient location through the two way mirror.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventor: Joseph Burns