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US-8,077,388 Light polarization converter for converting linearly polarized light into radially polarized light and related...
The conversion of linear polarized light into radial-polarized light is accomplished through a radial polarization generator containing multiple layers of...
US-8,077,387 Optical microscope
An optical microscope, which has a light source, for observing a sample by illuminating light from the light source on the sample includes a second light source...
US-8,077,386 Movable objective lens assembly for an optical microscope and optical microscopes having such an assembly
A movable objective lens assembly that includes an infinity-corrected objective lens providing the microscope with an optical field of view. The assembly...
US-8,077,385 Reconfigurable optical amplifier, reversible optical circulator, and optical signal transmission system
A reconfigurable optical amplifier including a first reversible optical circulator and an optical gain device is provided. The first reversible optical...
US-8,077,384 Optical amplifier, and optical transmission system including the optical amplifier
An optical amplifier provided in a repeater station of an optical transmission system is proposed. The optical amplifier amplifies an signal light and performs...
US-8,077,383 Optical amplifier
An optical amplifier including: a first amplifying unit amplifying an input light by utilizing a first excitation light and thereby outputting a first amplified...
US-8,077,382 Gain-clamped optical amplifying apparatus using fiber Raman amplifier having Raman cavity
Provided is a gain-clamped (GC) optical amplifier using a fiber Raman amplifier (FRA) having a Raman cavity. The FRA having a Raman cavity comprises a Raman...
US-8,077,381 Components and methods for use in electro-optic displays
A front plane laminate useful in the manufacture of electro-optic displays comprises, in order, a light-transmissive electrically-conductive layer, a layer of...
US-8,077,380 Method and apparatus for providing brightness control in an interferometric modulator (IMOD) display
Methods and systems for providing brightness control in an interferometric modulator (IMOD) display are provided. In one embodiment, an interferometric...
US-8,077,379 Interferometric optical display system with broadband characteristics
Broad band white color can be achieved in MEMS display devices by incorporating a material having an extinction coefficient (k) below a threshold value for...
US-8,077,378 Calibration system and method for light modulation device
A calibration method for a grating light modulator includes calibrating light reflective ribbons on the modulator on a pixel-by-pixel basis. The method further...
US-8,077,377 Spatial light modulator with structured mirror surfaces
The invention relates to methods to improve SLMs, in particular to reflecting micromechanical SLMs, for applications with simple system architecture, high...
US-8,077,376 Visible plus non-visible field sequential color
A circuit for implementing a registration-free, contiguous conductive plane. A circuit may include a plurality of conductive structures in a first plane. The...
US-8,077,375 Method and apparatus for generating 8-QAM-modulated optical signal
A system and method for producing an 8-QAM-modulated signal are disclosed. The methodology, in an exemplary expedient, generally comprises splitting light from...
US-8,077,374 Display devices using electrochromism and polymer dispersed liquid crystal and methods of driving the same
Provided are display devices using electrochromism and PDLC and methods of driving the display devices. A display device may include a plurality of first...
US-8,077,373 Clear to circular polarizing photochromic devices
The present invention provides composite optical elements including a photochromic linear polarizing element and a birefringent layer such that composite...
US-8,077,372 Micro-electromechanical microshutter array
A microshutter array has a frame having a light transmissive portion. Linear microshutter elements extend across the light transmissive portion and in parallel...
US-8,077,371 Optical beam scanning apparatus, optical beam scanning method and image forming apparatus
An optical beam scanning apparatus according to the present invention includes a light source, a pre-deflection optical system, a light deflecting device, a...
US-8,077,370 Scanning optical apparatus
In a scanning optical apparatus including a single lens configured to convert a beam deflected by a polygon mirror into a spot-like image on a scanned surface,...
US-8,077,369 Optical scanning device, optical writing device, and image forming apparatus
An optical scanning device includes a first optical system for guiding light beams emitted from a plurality of light emitting units to an optical deflector, and...
US-8,077,368 Optical scanning apparatus and image forming apparatus
Synchronization detecting units detect synchronization signals by receiving the light beam deflected to one side of a light source on one side of an optical...
US-8,077,367 Speckle mitigation in laser projection systems
Particular embodiments relate generally to laser projection systems and, more particularly, to systems and methods of reducing the appearance of speckle in...
US-8,077,366 Holographic storage device having an adjustment mechanism for a reference beam
A monocular holographic storage device or system to provide for compact recording and/or reading of data pages in a holographic storage medium. Also provided...
US-8,077,365 Holographic image display system
This invention relates to holographic image display systems, and to related methods and processor control code. We describe a method of displaying an image...
US-8,077,364 Security system, particularly for valuable documents
The invention relates to a security system especially for security documents, wherein a security element is provided in a carrier plane, that under incident...
US-8,077,363 Block matching circuit and data update method
Scanning image data and target image data are respectively stored in a first storage area and a second storage area. In one case, ...
US-8,077,362 Image scanning device and multifunction apparatus having the same
An image scanning device includes a main body casing, a scanning unit which is movably disposed within the main body casing, and a position indicating unit to...
US-8,077,361 Optical scanning apparatus and image forming apparatus using same
An optical scanning apparatus is detachably mountable in an image forming apparatus. The optical scanning apparatus includes a light source unit to ...
US-8,077,360 Method for automatically identifying scan area
In accordance with the present invention, a method for automatically identifying a scan area by a scanner is disclosed. The method comprises steps of scanning...
US-8,077,359 Image processing system and image forming apparatus incorporating same
A novel image processing system includes a pixel position indicator and a pixel inserting unit. The pixel position indicator is configured to indicate insertion...
US-8,077,358 Systems and methods for implementing use of customer documents in maintaining image quality (IQ)/image quality...
This invention generally relates to systems and methods for implementing use of customer documents in maintaining Image Quality (IQ)/Image Quality Consistency...
US-8,077,357 Content-aware resizing of uniform rosette color halftone images
As provided herein, there are supplied teachings to systems and methods for resizing a digital uniform rosette halftone image composed of multiple colorant...
US-8,077,356 Content-aware halftone image resizing using iterative determination of energy metrics
As provided herein, there are supplied teachings to systems and methods for resizing a halftone image using halftone tile parameters. One approach entails...
US-8,077,355 Digital halftoning method utilizing diffused weighting and class matrix optimization
The present invention discloses a digital halftoning method. The method comprises steps of: (a1) dividing an original image into non-overlapping blocks; (a2)...
US-8,077,354 Print control program, print control apparatus, and print control method
According to the present invention, a print control apparatus for displaying a print preview, comprises the units adapted to: spool print data created by...
US-8,077,353 Color conversion method, color conversion table created by the color conversion method, image processing...
There is provided a color conversion method. The method includes: a black correction step of converting the first black corresponding to the first color data...
US-8,077,352 GAMUT aim and GAMUT mapping method for spatially varying color lookup tables
An image processing apparatus, program product, and method determine an achievable gamut achievable by the imaging engine or engines for all spatial locations...
US-8,077,351 Image forming apparatus and method using density test patterns to adjust process parameters and subsequently...
An image forming apparatus that forms a color image includes: a sensor that detects a density of an image formed on the transfer body; a density adjusting unit...
US-8,077,350 Device and method for dispensing white ink
A hand-held printer includes an image processing module configured to process image data, an image sensor configured to provide an indicator representative of a...
US-8,077,349 Image processing apparatus and computer readable medium storing image processing program
An image processing apparatus includes an image data input unit, a density variation detection unit and a position/size detection unit. The image data input...
US-8,077,348 Information processing apparatus and its method therefore for printing an image with a first combination of...
There is known a technique of inputting the contents of image data and the use purpose of a print material and automatically selecting a combination of color...
US-8,077,347 Image forming apparatus and method mitigating effects of pixel correction while compensating for shift in...
An image forming apparatus has a scanning unit capable of forming a plurality of lines of an image simultaneously by scanning, in a main scanning direction,...
US-8,077,346 Gap adjustment apparatus and image formation apparatus
The invention provides, as a first aspect thereof, a gap adjustment apparatus that includes: a recording section; a guide axis that supports the recording...
US-8,077,345 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and image processing control program capable of processing...
An image processing method of forming images of data onto a plurality of recording media each having an obverse surface and a reverse surface is disclosed. This...
US-8,077,344 Print controlling apparatus and method of controlling the same
Print data is saved in a hot folder. The hot folder is a storage area for saving print data. Saving of print data in the hot folder is monitored at regular time...
US-8,077,343 Determining end of print job in handheld image translation device
Systems, apparatuses, and methods for determining an end of printing operation in a handheld image translation device are described herein. The determining of...
US-8,077,342 Image processing apparatus, method of controlling image processing apparatus, program, and storage medium
Based on input image data, an area where dots are to be put on by an area ratio that is greater than a second area ratio and less than a first area ratio is...
US-8,077,341 Printer with audio or video receiver, recorder, and real-time content-based processing logic
A system and method for monitoring events from a media stream and triggering an action in response to detected events. The action is preferably based on...
US-8,077,340 Image forming apparatus
In the present invention, in a color copy machine, original modes of copy job units, and setting changes of sharpness adjustment, whose updates are permitted...
US-8,077,339 Printing control apparatus, information processing apparatus, control method therefor, computer program, and...
This invention allows the user to select files to be printed from arbitrary folders, easily designate a folder selected in the past, and confirm data files in...
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