Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA multi-display device includes: a plurality of display panels adjacent to each other; and a first upper frame between the display panels adjacent to each other. The first upper frame may include: a partition wall portion between the display panels adjacent to teach other; and a bezel portion extended from the partition wall portion to overlap front surface edges of each of the display panels adjacent to each other.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA lens control apparatus includes an operation input unit, a communication unit, and a control unit. The operation input unit is configured to accept a user operation. The communication unit is configured to perform communication with an external apparatus. The control unit is configured to perform driving control of a zoom lens in response to a zoom operation accepted by the operation input unit or a zoom control signal received by the communication unit. The control unit is also configured to selectively set a zoom position changing speed for driving control performed in response to the zoom operation and a zoom position changing speed for driving control performed in response to the zoom control signal, the zoom position changing speeds being different from each other.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA dielectrophoretic display is shifted from a low frequency closed state to a high frequency open state via at least one, and preferably several, intermediate frequency states; the use of such multiple frequency steps reduces flicker during the transition. A second type of dielectrophoretic display has a light-transmissive electrode through which the dielectrophoretic medium can be viewed and a conductor connected to the light-transmissive electrode at several points to reduce voltage variations within the light-transmissive electrode.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe invention relates to a method for producing a holographic optical element by providing a recording stack comprising at least one recording element laminated on at least one supporting element, irradiating at least a part of the recording stack with at least one recording beam in an irradiating step, wherein during the irradiating step, the recording stack bends, providing a bending deviation threshold for the recording stack, and adjusting at least one first process parameter such that an expected maximum bending deviation of the recording stack does not exceed the bending deviation threshold, wherein the at least one first process parameter influences the bending behaviour of the recording stack during the irradiating step.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA holographic display with an illumination device, an enlarging unit and a light modulator. The illumination device includes at least one light source and a light collimation unit, the light collimation unit collimates the light of the at least one light source and generates a light wave field of the light that is emitted by the light source with a specifiable angular spectrum of plane waves, the enlarging unit is disposed downstream of the light collimation unit, seen in the direction of light propagation, where the enlarging unit includes a transmissive volume hologram realising an anamorphic broadening of the light wave field due to a transmissive interaction of the light wave field with the volume hologram, and the light modulator is disposed upstream or downstream of the anamorphic enlarging unit, seen in the direction of light propagation.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThis invention enables obtainment of a reflectance variable element having a high cold tolerance. Two transparent substrates are disposed so as to face each other across a gap. On respective surfaces of the transparent substrates, the surfaces facing each other, respective transparent conductive films are formed. An electrolytic solution is charged in the gap. The electrolytic solution has a composition in which at least silver ions and copper ions, a content by weight of the copper ions being smaller than that of the silver ions, are contained in a non-aqueous solvent containing a non-aqueous solvent having a boiling point that is higher than that of methanol and methanol, a content by weight of the methanol being smaller than that of the non-aqueous solvent.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA backplane for an electro-optic display comprising pixels with reduced capacitance. The pixel architecture results in a backplane with some voltage spiking, but well-suited for use with electro-optic media having at least a small threshold for switching, for example, electrophoretic media comprising particles.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThis invention relates to electrophoretic fluids comprising a solvent, a dye, white particles, and coloured particles selected from red, green, blue, magenta, cyan, yellow particles, and mixtures thereof, and electrophoretic display devices comprising such fluids.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA tunable acoustic gradient index of refraction (TAG) lens and system are provided that permit, in one aspect, dynamic selection of the lens output, including dynamic focusing and imaging. The system may include a TAG lens and at least one of a source and a detector of electromagnetic radiation. A controller may be provided in electrical communication with the lens and at least one of the source and detector and may be configured to provide a driving signal to control the index of refraction and to provide a synchronizing signal to time at least one of the source and the detector relative to the driving signal. Thus, the controller is able to specify that the source irradiates the lens (or detector detects the lens output) when a desired refractive index distribution is present within the lens, e.g. when a desired lens output is present.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTProvided is a telescope (TSC) having: an objective optical system (OB); an erecting optical system (PR) for erecting an image formed by the Objective optical system (OB); and an eyepiece optical system (EP) for observing the image which is formed by the Objective optical system (0B) and erected by the erecting optical system (PR). The objective optical system (OB) includes, in order from an object, a first lens group (G1) having positive or negative refractive power, a second lens group (G2) having positive refractive power, and a third lens group (G3) having negative refractive power. The second lens group (G2) and the third lens group (G3) rotate together around a point (O) on the optical axis of the Objective optical system (OB) in order to correct the image.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention is a lens driving device comprising first driving coils 30a which relatively moves a lens holder 40 against a base part 10 along X axis perpendicular to an optical axis of a lens 100, and second driving coils 30b which relatively moves a lens holder 40 against a base part 10 along Y axis perpendicular to an optical axis. At the base part 10, an opening part 12 is formed where a part of the lens 100 is to be inserted in a movable manner along the driving plane. The oblique diameter Dxy1 and Dxy2 of the opening part 12 along the oblique direction positioned at the middle of X axis and Y axis, is larger than the first inner diameter Dx along X axis direction of the opening part 12, and also larger than the second inner diameter Dy along Y axis direction of the opening part 12. At the base part 10, the cylinder shape projection part 14 is formed along the periphery of the opening part 12.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention relates to the lens driving device comprising the spring 90. The spring 90 comprises the holder installation parts 93a to 93d installed to the lens holder 40, the flame installation parts 94a to 94d installed to the flame 60, and the wire installation parts 92a to 92d installed to the suspension wire 16. The space 63 is formed between a first step plane 64a of the flame 60, and a part of the spring 90 positioned between the flame installation part 94a and the wire installation parts 92a to 92d; and the vibration absorbing member 70c is placed at the space 63. At the damper space between the damper table 24 and the rear plane of the flame 60, the vibration absorbing member 70a is filled. At the inner circumference plane of the flame 60, the depression part 74 is formed which is opened towards the space, and the vibration absorbing member 70b which is filled in the space is also continuously filled to the depression part 74.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present disclosure provides an integrated optical component array and method of making an integrated optical component array useful for projection devices or other optical devices. The integrated optical component array can be a PBS array fabricated such that the individual PBS cubes having several elements can be assembled in a massively parallel manner and then singulated as individual optical components, and can result in a large reduction in manufacturing cost.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA head mounted display uses an image projection device comprising: an image generation unit for generating an image; a projection unit for guiding the image generated by the image generation unit to an observer's eyes; and a support for linking the projection unit and the image generation unit. The projection unit has a lens function which makes it easiest to see an image generated by the projection unit at a distance (Lobj) within a range between 30 cm and 3 m. Thereby, the image projection device operates at high resolution, has reduced size and weight, and reduces energy consumption.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method for manufacturing a diffractive optic element by exposing hologram recording material includes exposure processing that divides a coherent beam radiated from one beam source into an object beam and a reference beam, and irradiates the hologram recording material with an exposure beam by interfering the object beam with the reference beam. In the exposure processing, an optic element, which adjusts beam intensity distribution of the exposure beam with which the hologram recording material is irradiated, is arranged in a path of one or both of the object beam and the reference beam.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn optical element includes a reflective Fresnel element for deflecting light bundles which are incident on the Fresnel element along a direction of incidence, into a direction of emergence. The Fresnel element includes a plurality of reflective facets arranged next to each other, which are formed curved, and in each case, comprise a first reflective section and an adjoining second reflective section. The reflectivity of the first reflective section is greater than the reflectivity of the second reflective section. The second reflective section of a first reflective facet lies in front of the first reflective section of the directly neighboring reflective facet, seen in the direction of incidence, with the result that the portion of the incident light bundle which is transmitted from the second reflective section of the first reflective facet, strikes the first reflective section of the directly neighboring reflective facet, in order to be deflected.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA mirror display device is disclosed, which comprises: a display panel; a first polarizer disposed on the display panel; and an optical structure disposed on the first polarizer. The optical structure comprises: a first polarization conversion layer; and a second polarization conversion layer or a reflection layer, wherein the first polarization conversion layer is disposed between the first polarizer and the second polarization conversion layer or the reflection layer; wherein a sum of a first reflectance and a first transmittance of the optical structure is greater than 100% and less than 150%, in which the first reflectance is referred to a percentage of external light irradiating into the mirror display device and reflected by the optical structure, and the first transmittance is referred to a percentage of light passing through a first polarizer and then irradiating into and passing through the optical structure.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTProvided herein is an optical scanner. The optical scanner includes one or more light sources, a reflector configured to reflect beam reaching from the one or more light sources toward a scan target, an optical lens system including one or more lenses, which are sequentially disposed along a route of the beam between the one or more light sources and the reflector, and a controller configured to control at least one of a movement of the one or more light sources and a movement of the reflector. In the optical lens system, a focal plane is at the one or more light source and an aperture is at the reflector, thereby securing a high scan speed with a small size of the scanner.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe invention describes an observation device, having two tubular observation parts, wherein the longitudinal axes of the observation parts in the region of the ocular sides are spaced apart by a distance of at least 54 mm. At least one observation part has a flared portion on an external side, wherein the flared portion is located inside a subsection of between 20% and 80% of an overall length of the observation part. The flared portion lies in an annulus section having a normal distance to the optical axis of the objective of between 130% and 250% of the radius the objective lens.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn optical device for microscopic observation 4 comprises: a cold stop 13 having openings 13d, 13e corresponding to a low-magnification microscope optical system 5 and being a stop member arranged in a vacuum vessel 12 to let the light from the sample S pass to the camera 3; a warm stop 10 having an opening 14 corresponding to a high-magnification microscope optical system 5 and being a stop member arranged outside the vacuum vessel 12 to let the light from the sample S pass toward the cold stop 13; and a support member 11 supporting the warm stop 10 so that the warm stop can be inserted to or removed from on the optical axis of the light from the sample S, wherein the warm stop 10 has a reflective surface 15 on the camera 3 side and wherein the opening 14 is smaller than the openings 13d, 13e.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTIn order to allow precise observation of a specimen at an observation point with a desired depth without changing the working distance of an objective optical system while employing a simple configuration, a laser scanning microscope according to the present invention includes an objective lens having a plurality of optical elements that are disposed with gaps therebetween in an optical-axis direction and that condense laser light emitted from a light source onto a specimen and also having an adjustment ring that allows changing of the focal point by moving the optical elements in the optical-axis direction; a scanner that has a galvanometer mirror capable of oscillating about a predetermined oscillation axis and that scans the laser light condensed onto the specimen by the objective lens in accordance with an oscillation angle of the galvanometer mirror; a light detecting unit that obtains image information of the specimen on the basis of return light returned from the specimen scanned with the laser light; and a scanner controlling unit that controls the oscillation angle of the galvanometer mirror so as to maintain an observation range of the specimen observed by the light detecting unit on the basis of the positions of the optical elements moved by the adjustment ring.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA system includes an optical waveguide configured to receive multispectral radiation from a scene, a first optical component and a second optical component. The first optical component is configured to cause a first portion of the multispectral radiation with wavelengths in a first range to exit the optical waveguide at a first position, and a second portion of the multispectral radiation with wavelengths in a second range to travel through the optical waveguide from the first position to a second position via total internal reflection. The second optical component is configured to cause the second portion of the multispectral radiation to exit the optical waveguide at the second position.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn optical system includes, in order from an object side toward an image side, a first lens unit having positive refractive power, and a second lens unit having negative refractive power. A distance between consecutive ones of the lens units changes when focusing is performed. The first lens unit is stationary during focusing. The second lens unit is moved toward the image side when focus is changed from an object at infinity to an object at a short distance. Lateral magnification β2 of the second lens unit when focusing on the object at infinity, focal length f1 of the first lens unit, and focal length f2 of the second lens unit are set appropriately to satisfy predetermined mathematical conditions.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA trenched-substrate based lens manufacturing method includes depositing lens material on a first side of a substrate, wherein the first side of the substrate has a plurality of trenches. The method further includes shaping a plurality of lens elements from the lens material. The method includes shaping the plurality of lens elements, on a respective plurality of surface portions of the first side, by contacting a mold to the first side. Each of the surface portions are adjacent a respective one of the trenches. Additionally, the method includes accommodating an excess portion of the lens material in the trenches. A lens system, manufactured using this method, includes a substrate with a planar surface and a trench embedded in the planar surface. The lens system further includes a lens element molded on the planar surface adjacent to the trench.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA compact high-resolution imaging lens which provides a wide field of view of 80 degrees or more and corrects various aberrations properly. Designed for a solid-state image sensor, the imaging lens includes constituent lenses arranged in the following order from an object side to an image side: a first positive (refractive power) lens having a convex object-side surface; a second negative lens having a concave image-side surface; a third positive lens as a double-sided aspheric lens having a convex object-side surface; a fourth positive lens having a convex image-side surface; a fifth lens as a double-sided aspheric lens having a concave image-side surface; and a sixth negative lens having a concave image-side surface. The image-side surface of the sixth lens has an aspheric shape with a pole-change point in a position off an optical axis.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA photographic lens system includes first to sixth lenses arranged sequentially from an object along the optical axis. The first lens has positive refractive power, the second lens is meniscus shaped and has negative refractive power, the third lens has an upwardly-convex shape and positive refractive power, the fourth lens has an upwardly-convex shape and negative refractive power, the fifth lens has positive refractive power, and the sixth lens has negative refractive power. The photographic lens system satisfies −10
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn optical imaging lens assembly that may have five lens components. The first, third, and fourth lens components may have positive refractive power. The second and fifth lens components may have negative refractive power. The third lens component may have convex object-side and convex image-side refractive surfaces. The fourth lens component may have convex object-side and concave image-side refractive surfaces. The first lens component may include a wafer lens having a lens element molded on one or both surfaces of a planar substrate or two wafer lenses having a lens element molded on one surface of each of two planar substrates. The wafer lens may include an electrically controlled electrochromic surface having variable light transmittance in response to an applied electrical voltage. The refracting surfaces may be aspheric.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn imaging lens includes a first lens having positive refractive power; a second lens having negative refractive power; a third lens having negative refractive power; a fourth lens; a fifth lens; and a sixth lens having negative refractive power, arranged in this order from an object side to an image plane side. The fourth lens and the fifth lens have a composite focal length f45, and the third lens has an Abbe's number νd3 so that the following conditional expressions are satisfied: 0
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA lens barrel and an optical device having small sizes by saving a space for inner components such as a moving group while stably retaining and moving the inner components are provided. The lens barrel retains lenses while allowing movement along an optical axis. The lens barrel includes: a first frame; a second frame positioned inside the first frame; and n linear guide structures configured to allow movement of the second frame relative to the first frame along the optical axis, wherein the n linear guide structures include: n linear guide concave parts spaced apart from each other in a circumferential direction around the optical axis and extending along the optical axis; and n linear guide convex parts engaging with the n linear guide concave parts in a relatively movable manner, wherein some of the n linear guide concave parts are provided on the first frame, and the others of the n linear guide concave parts are provided on the second frame (n is an integer equal to or greater than 2).
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe lens driving device includes: a housing, a lens holder, and first and second spring members that support the lens holder at both sides of the lens holder in an optical axis direction; wherein the first and second spring member each has a housing side fixing member fixed to the housing, a lens holder side fixing member fixed to the lens holder, and elastic arms therebetween. A first connecting point connecting the elastic arm with the housing side fixing member and a second connecting point connecting the elastic arm with the lens holder side fixing member are arranged offset to each other in a circumferential direction and an offset direction of the second connecting point to the first connecting point in the first spring member and an offset direction of the second connecting point to the first connecting point in the second spring member are opposite.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention provides a lens driving apparatus including: a driving coil for driving a lens holder; and a leaf spring configured to absorb an impact on the lens holder; wherein the driving coil is electrically connected to the leaf spring, and a particularly bent portion and a recess for accommodating the bent portion are provided at a joint where the driving coil and the leaf spring are connected so as to improve the mechanical stability of the apparatus.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe invention relates to a polarization system (1) comprising the following features:—a first substrate (3) composed of a first substrate material with a first layer system (3a) applied thereto, and, disposed downstream in a beam path (2) formed by a beam source, at least one second substrate (4) composed of a second substrate material with a second layer system (4a) applied thereto;—wherein the first and second layer systems comprise a first stack (3b, 4b) applied on the substrate and a second stack (3c, 4c) applied on the first stack;—wherein the first stack comprises an alternating sequence of high and low refractive index oxidic layers;—wherein the second stack comprises an alternating sequence of high and low refractive index fluoridic layers;—wherein the first layer system (3a) splits an unpolarized beam (2a), which forms the beam path (2) and impinges on the layer system (3a) at an angle Φ that is greater than the Brewster angle for the substrate material used, into a first component (2d), which is for the most part polarized and is transmitted through the substrate, and at least one second component (2e), which is for the most part polarized and is reflected at the layer system (3a);—wherein the first layer system (3a) is designed in terms of its number of oxidic and fluoridic layers in such a way that the proportion of the reflected and polarized second component (2e) is at least 90%;—wherein the second layer system (4a) splits a beam, which forms the beam path, has a proportion of the for the most part polarized second component (2e) of at least 90% and impinges on the layer system, into a first component (2d), which is for the most part polarized and is transmitted through the substrate, and at least one second component (2e), which is for the most part polarized and is reflected at the layer system (4a), wherein the proportion of the for the most part polarized second component is greater downstream of the second layer system than downstream of the first layer system.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe wire grid polarizer plate includes a light permeable substrate and a conductive pattern layer arranged on one surface of the light permeable substrate, the conductive pattern layer includes window regions and at least one reflective region arranged in a rectangular region which is circumscribed to the window regions, the window regions have target patterns including conductive simple closed curves surrounding in piles, spaced apart from each other at an interval of a period which is shorter than a wavelength of incident light, transmit first polarized light of the incident light and reflect second polarized light which is perpendicular to the first polarized light and the reflective regions reflect both of the first polarized light and the second polarized light.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present specification relates to a method for manufacturing a polarizing plate and a polarizing plate. More particularly, the present specification relates to a method for manufacturing a polarizing plate locally having a depolarization region, and a polarizing plate.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA compound reflective plate includes a metal base and a reflective film. The metal base includes a reflective surface. The reflective film is covering the reflective surface. The reflective film includes colloidal transparent substrate, reflective particles, and diffusion particles. A surface of the reflective film opposite to the metal base is a rough, irregular, and curved surface. A mass ratio of the diffusion particles to the sum of the colloidal transparent substrate and the reflective particles ranges from 0.05 to 0.07. A mass ratio of the reflective particles to the colloidal transparent substrate ranges from 0.25 to 0.54.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method for designing anti-reflective structure in which plurality of nanostructures formed of projected portions on substrate surface are provided at intervals equal to or less than visible light wavelength, in order to reduce chroma (√(a*2+b*2)) of reflected light with respect to white light to as close to zero as possible, average height of nanostructures from flat portion of substrate surface is 180 nm or greater and 290 nm or less; and filling rate of nanostructures, i.e., ratio of area of bottom surface of nanostructures to area of substrate surface in plan view of anti-reflective structure is defined, in terms of relationship between filling rate and chroma (√(a*2+b*2)) of reflected light from anti-reflective structure with respect to white light, so as to fall within range of ±5% of filling rate at which chroma takes on minimum value.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention relates to an optical multilayer coating placed on or above a substrate. The optical multilayer coating includes a high-refractive index layer with a refractive index of 1.76 to 2.7, a magnesium oxyfluoride layer, and a magnesium fluoride layer. The high-refractive index layer, the magnesium oxyfluoride layer, and the magnesium fluoride layer are stacked on or above the substrate in this order and are in contact with each other. The magnesium oxyfluoride layer has a composition represented by the following formula: MgxOyFz (1) where z/x is not less than 0.01 nor greater than 1.45 and z/y is not less than 0.01 nor greater than 3.17.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTAn optical lens assembly, which has an optical axis, includes, at least one dual molded lens element having two plastic parts with different colors. The dual molded lens element includes a transparent portion and a light absorbing portion, wherein the transparent portion has an optical effective region. The dual molded lens element has an outer diameter surface connecting a first side surface and a second side surface of the dual molded lens element, the transparent portion is arranged from an optical effective region of the dual molded lens element to the outer diameter surface and surrounds the dual molded lens element, thus the transparent portion is a part of the outer diameter surface, and the light absorbing portion is located on one of the first side surface and the second side surface of the dual molded lens element.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present disclosure provides a light refraction structure and its manufacture method, a color filter substrate and its manufacture method, and a display device. The method for manufacturing the light refraction structure includes steps of: forming on a base substrate a plurality of light-shielding stripes parallel to each other, and forming a protrusion made of a transparent material between the adjacent light-shielding stripes, wherein the protrude is capable of refracting a light beam from the base substrate in a direction close to the light-shielding stripe.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTTo provide laminated glass with a suspended particle device (SPD) film excellent in property of switching light transmittance for a long term by suppressing deterioration over time of the SPD film, in particular, deterioration due to intrusion of moisture at an end portion. A laminated glass includes: a pair of glass plates opposing each other; a pair of intermediate bonding layers in contact with opposing surfaces of the pair of glass plates respectively; a SPD film arranged in a predetermined region in a region corresponding to a region except at least a part of band-shaped regions of peripheral edge portions of a main surface of the glass plate, between the pair of intermediate bonding layers; and a barrier layer in a laminated structure including a low-moisture permeable layer and a bonding layer, arranged between the pair of intermediate bonding layers in a manner to correspond to the band-shaped regions.
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTProvided is a reflective article including a first reflecting material and a second retro reflecting material; where sunlight that is photosynthetically active is at least partially reflected by the article and sunlight that is not photosynthetically active is at least partially retro reflected by the article. Also provided is a method for growing a plant, where the method includes placing the reflective article under, around, or in the proximity of the plant.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA method (10) of changing operating mode of an optical amplifier in an amplifier chain in an optical network, the optical amplifier initially configured to operate in a first mode to apply a substantially constant first gain to an optical signal comprising a plurality of optical channels, the method comprising, after a time period unique to the optical amplifier within the amplifier chain (12), configuring the optical amplifier to operate in a second mode to apply a second gain to the optical signal so that the optical power of the optical signal is maintained at a target optical power dependent on a current plurality of optical channels in the optical signal (14).
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe 1-2nd lens group is divided into three lens groups which move when focusing is performed during the magnification change. Even in a case in which the second optical group is formed of one mirror, it is possible for a primary image to contain appropriate aberration and to hereby reduce aberration of an image which is finally projected onto a screen through the second optical group.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA system for parallax correction includes a housing of a camera having a channel perpendicular to an optical axis of the camera. A lens enclosure is within the housing and includes a tab slideable along the channel. A first lens is positioned within the lens enclosure having a first focal plane array. A second lens is positioned within the lens enclosure having a second focal plane array. The second focal plane array is coupled to a pin disposed within the tab of the housing. The tab is configured to direct the pin to slide perpendicular to the optical axis along the channel to move the second focal plane array laterally with respect to the first focal plane array to correct for parallax between the first and second lenses.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA system and method are provided for forming body structures including energy filters/shutter components, including energy/light directing/scattering layers that are actively electrically switchable. The filters or components are operable between at least a first mode in which the layers, and thus the presentation of the shutter components, appear substantially transparent when viewed from an energy/light incident side, and a second mode in which the layers, and thus the presentation of the energy filters or shutter components, appear opaque to the incident energy impinging on the energy incident side. The differing modes are selectable by electrically energizing, differentially energizing and/or de-energizing electric fields in a vicinity of the energy scattering layers, including electric fields generated between a pair of transparent electrodes sandwiching an energy scattering layer. Refractive indices of transparent particles, and the transparent matrices in which the particles are fixed, are tunable according to the applied electric fields.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA system and method are provided for forming energy filter layers or shutter components, including energy/light directing/scattering layers that are actively electrically switchable. The energy filters or shutter components are operable between at least a first mode in which the layers, and thus the presentation of the shutter components, appear substantially transparent when viewed from an energy/light incident side, and a second mode in which the layers, and thus the presentation of the energy filters or shutter components, appear opaque to the incident energy impinging on the energy incident side. The differing modes are selectable by electrically energizing, differentially energizing and/or de-energizing electric fields in a vicinity of the energy scattering layers, including electric fields generated between a pair of transparent electrodes sandwiching an energy scattering layer. Refractive indices of transparent particles, and the transparent matrices in which the particles are fixed, are tunable according to the applied electric fields.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe invention relates to a window (9) for interior trimming forming a panel (13) including at least one translucent wall (17, 19) and at least one polarizable film which is applied onto the wall (17, 19) and which is to vary the degree to which the panel (13) is opaque. The window (9) for interior trimming further includes a device for applying a voltage to the polarizable film, the voltage application device including at least one printed circuit provided with a flexible portion, the printed circuit being connected to a power supply circuit. The window (9) for interior trimming further includes elements (63) for controlling the device for applying a voltage to the polarizable film, wherein the control elements (63) are arranged so as to be actuatable by means of contact on a first outer surface (15) of the panel (13).
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe invention relates to an interior-trimming window (9) forming a panel (13) including at least one translucent wall (17, 19) and at least one polarizable film which is applied onto the wall (17, 19) and which is to vary the degree to which the panel (13) is opaque. The interior trimming window (9) further includes a device for applying a voltage to the polarizable film, wherein the voltage application device includes at least one printed circuit provided with a flexible portion, the printed circuit being connected to a power supply circuit. A portion of the printed circuit is arranged beyond the area opposite the first outer surface (15) of the panel (13), said portion being rigid and/or flexible.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTThe present invention provides a driving device for an electrochromic device, the driving device including a controller. An electrochromic device has a characteristic region in which a change in a Duty ratio from a to b brings a change in the light transmittance of the electrochromic device from TA to TB and in which a change in the Duty ratio from b to a brings a change in the light transmittance of the electrochromic device from TC different from TB to TD different from TA, and the a controller controls the electrochromic device such that a Duty ratio employed in the case where the light transmittance of the electrochromic device is decreased to the intended light transmittance T1 is different from a Duty ratio employed in the case where the light transmittance of the electrochromic device is increased to the intended light transmittance T1.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDTA rearview assembly for use in a vehicle. The rearview assembly includes a rearview device operably coupled with a carrier. The rearview device includes a first substrate and a second substrate. The first substrate is disposed in front of the second substrate and includes a first surface and a second surface. The second substrate includes a third surface and a fourth surface. A bezel extends around a peripheral edge of the rearview device. A portion of the bezel extends behind the fourth surface of the second substrate. An applique is disposed over a front surface of the rearview device proximate the peripheral edge thereof. The applique includes an aesthetic design configured to closely match trim styling of an interior of the vehicle. A protective layer is disposed over the applique.