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1. (WO2017184372) FLAT LENS IMAGING DEVICES AND SYSTEMS
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Pub. No.: WO/2017/184372 International Application No.: PCT/US2017/026880
Publication Date: 26.10.2017 International Filing Date: 11.04.2017
IPC:
B82Y 20/00 (2011.01) ,G02B 1/04 (2006.01) ,G02B 1/00 (2006.01)
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
82
NANO-TECHNOLOGY
Y
SPECIFIC USES OR APPLICATIONS OF NANO-STRUCTURES; MEASUREMENT OR ANALYSIS OF NANO-STRUCTURES; MANUFACTURE  OR TREATMENT OF NANO-STRUCTURES
20
Nano-optics, e.g. quantum optics or photonic crystals
G PHYSICS
02
OPTICS
B
OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
1
Optical elements characterised by the material of which they are made; Optical coatings for optical elements
04
made of organic materials, e.g. plastics
G PHYSICS
02
OPTICS
B
OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
1
Optical elements characterised by the material of which they are made; Optical coatings for optical elements
Applicants:
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC [US/US]; Attn: Patent Group Docketing (Bldg. 8/1000) One Microsoft Way Redmond, Washington 98052-6399, US
Inventors:
WANG, Michael Dongxue; US
Agent:
MINHAS, Sandip; US
CHEN, Wei-Chen Nicholas; US
DRAKOS, Katherine J.; US
KADOURA, Judy M.; US
HOLMES, Danielle J.; US
SWAIN, Cassandra T.; US
WONG, Thomas S.; US
CHOI, Daniel; US
Priority Data:
15/134,21020.04.2016US
Title (EN) FLAT LENS IMAGING DEVICES AND SYSTEMS
(FR) DISPOSITIFS ET SYSTÈMES D'IMAGERIE À LENTILLE PLATE
Abstract:
(EN) Disclosed herein are electronic devices having flat lenses. The flat lens may be combined with an infrared (IR) emitter, an IR sensor, or an image sensor, and/or one or more additional optical lenses or filters. The flat lens may provide a more compact footprint over a conventional curved optical lens. Additionally, the flat lens may be configured to bend light instantaneously, rather than gradually as the light passes through the lens. This may be advantageous in reducing the number of optical lenses within the electronic device and/or size (e.g., thickness) of the overall lens arrangement (as well as the size of the overall electronic device), therein allowing for a more compact configuration for the electronic device.
(FR) L'invention se rapporte à des dispositifs électroniques qui possèdent des lentilles plates. La lentille plate peut être combinée à un émetteur infrarouge (IR), à un capteur IR ou à un capteur d'image, et/ou à une ou plusieurs lentilles optiques ou un ou plusieurs filtres optiques supplémentaires. La lentille plate peut présenter un encombrement plus faible qu'une lentille optique incurvée classique. En outre, la lentille plate peut être conçue pour réfracter la lumière instantanément, plutôt que progressivement au fur et à mesure que la lumière passe à travers la lentille. Cela présente l'avantage de réduire le nombre de lentilles optiques à l'intérieur du dispositif électronique et/ou la taille (par exemple l'épaisseur) de l'ensemble de lentilles global (ainsi que la taille du dispositif électronique global), ce qui permet d'obtenir une configuration plus compacte pour le dispositif électronique.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)