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Rick Lake
Steve Oliver, Rick Lake, Shashikant Hegde, Jeff Viens, Jacques Duparre: Imaging module with symmetrical lens system and method of manufacture. Aptina Imaging, Dickstein Shapiro, May 4, 2010: US07710667 (4 worldwide citation)

An imaging module and method of fabrication. The method comprises forming a first lens wafer with a plurality of outer negative lenses and forming a second lens wafer with a plurality of inner negative lenses The method further comprises bonding the first lens wafer and second lens wafer to create a ...


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Chungte W Chen: Optical element employing aspherical and binary grating optical surfaces. Hughes Aircraft Company, William J Streeter, W K Denson Low, September 3, 1991: US05044706 (252 worldwide citation)

An optical element (12) has aspherical (14) and binary grating (16) optical surfaces. In the preferred embodiment, the optical element (12) is a positive meniscus optical element made of germanium having a useful spectral bandpass in the infrared wavelength region. A telescope (100) includes a first ...


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Takayoshi Togino: Endoscope optical system and image pickup apparatus. Olympus Optical, Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, June 15, 1999: US05912764 (165 worldwide citation)

A compact endoscope optical system capable of providing a clear image of minimal distortion even at a wide field angle. The endoscope optical system includes an objective optical system for forming an object image. The objective optical system has a prism member (3) having reflecting surfaces (5, 6) ...


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Scott M Zimmerman, Karl W Beeson, Paul M Ferm: Backlight assembly for improved illumination employing tapered optical elements. AlliedSignal, Venge E Kreger Jr, January 28, 1997: US05598281 (161 worldwide citation)

An improved backlight assembly comprising an array of apertures in close proximity to a light source, an array of tapered optical elements that have a light input surface area smaller than the light output surface area. Light rays pass through the apertures and are directed to the optical elements w ...


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Jeyachandrabose Chinniah, Edwin M Sayers, Balvantrai G Patel: Light collection assembly having mixed conic shapes for use with various light emitting sources. Visteon Global Technologies, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, April 20, 2004: US06724543 (130 worldwide citation)

A lens assembly is disclosed for use with various light emitting sources. The lens assembly includes a central section and an outer section. The central section is radially centered on an optical axis. The outer section radially surrounds the central section and is radially centered on the optical a ...


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Pablo Benitez, Juan C Minano, Fernando Munoz: Compact folded-optics illumination lens. Light Prescriptions Innovators, Thomas F Lebens, Sinsheimer Juhnke Lebens & McIvor, February 20, 2007: US07181378 (127 worldwide citation)

The present embodiments provide for apparatuses, and methods for manufacturing apparatuses to convert a first distribution of an input radiation to a second distribution of output radiation. The apparatus can be defined in some embodiments by generating a two-dimensional representation of three acti ...


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Vladimir Medvedev, William A Parkyn Jr: Beam-forming lens with internal cavity that prevents front losses. TIR Technologies, William W Haefliger, May 26, 1998: US05757557 (125 worldwide citation)

A device for directing light longitudinally forwardly, that comprises a lens body having a front face facing forwardly, rearward body extent, and a curved sidewall extending between the rearward body extent and the front face; a rear cavity in the body, the cavity having a sidewall and a front wall ...


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Claudio Perissinotto, Antonio Fiorentini: Optical system for light emitting diodes. Solari Udine S p A, Hedman Gibson & Costigan, January 16, 1996: US05485317 (125 worldwide citation)

The diode is incorporated in a fixed manner on the optical axis of a carrier lens. The carrier lens consists of a front portion with an outer transverse surface, formed concave towards the emitted light, and a longitudinal portion for incorporating he diode. The longitudinal portion has its outer lo ...


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Julio C Chaves, Waqidi Falicoff, Juan C MiƱano, Pablo Benitez, Oliver Dross, William A Parkyn Jr, Roberto Alvarez: Optical manifold for light-emitting diodes. Light Prescriptions Innovators, Drinker Biddle & Reath, October 23, 2007: US07286296 (113 worldwide citation)

An optical manifold for efficiently combining a plurality of LED outputs into a single, substantially homogeneous output, in a small, cost-effective package. The optical manifolds can be used to combine multiple LEDs of the same color and provide a high intensity output aperture with very high unifo ...


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Kenichi Sato: Single focus lens. Fujinon Corporation, Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch, August 5, 2008: US07408725 (110 worldwide citation)

A single focus lens is provided and includes: in order from an object side of the single focus lens, a first lens having positive power and having a convex surface on the object side; a second lens of a negative meniscus lens and having a concave surface of the object side on its paraxial axis; and ...