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Number: 359/223
Name: Optical: systems and elements > Deflection using a moving element or medium (offsetting or changing at least a portion of the beam) > By moving a reflective element
Description: Subject matter wherein the direction of at least a portion of an incident light beam is offset or changed by moving a light-reflecting element into or out of the light beam or by changing the orientation of the reflecting element in the light beam.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
359/225 Pivoting or moving in circular arc 229
359/224 Reflective element moved by deformable support 854
359/226 Rotating 205

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
7482573 Optical head, optical reproduction apparatus and optical record and reproduction apparatus Jan. 27, 2009
7480099 Variable focus system Jan. 20, 2009
7480089 Micromirror system with electrothermal actuator mechanism Jan. 20, 2009
7477438 Optical imaging system for imaging at least two planes of a light beam spaced apart in the beam direction Jan. 13, 2009
7477440 Reflective spatial light modulator having dual layer electrodes and method of fabricating same Jan. 13, 2009
7474454 Programmable micromirror motion control system Jan. 6, 2009
7474378 Assembly, a lithographic apparatus, and a device manufacturing method Jan. 6, 2009
7471443 Piezoelectric flexures for light modulator Dec. 30, 2008
7468829 Microelectromechanical modulation device and microelectromechanical modulation device array, and image forming apparatus Dec. 23, 2008
7468826 Silicon mirrors having reduced hinge stress from temperature variations Dec. 23, 2008
7463403 High impedance drive circuit for a micro-electromechanical system device Dec. 9, 2008
7460292 Interferometric modulator with internal polarization and drive method Dec. 2, 2008
7457019 Light deflecting method and apparatus efficiently using a floating mirror Nov. 25, 2008
7457021 Fiber based MEMS Nov. 25, 2008
7457022 Vibration type tilting device Nov. 25, 2008
7453508 Camera having optical viewfinder Nov. 18, 2008
7450296 Method and system for patterning alignment marks on a transparent substrate Nov. 11, 2008
7446911 Optical scanning apparatus and image forming apparatus Nov. 4, 2008
7446927 MEMS switch with set and latch electrodes Nov. 4, 2008
7441897 Optical imaging apparatus Oct. 28, 2008
7426067 Atomic layer deposition on micro-mechanical devices Sep. 16, 2008
7426073 Digital micromirror device and manufacturing method thereof Sep. 16, 2008
7422928 Process for fabricating a micro-electro-mechanical system with movable components Sep. 9, 2008
7420729 Small thin film movable element, small thin film movable element array and method of driving small thin film movable element Sep. 2, 2008
7420725 Device having a conductive light absorbing mask and method for fabricating same Sep. 2, 2008
7417778 Light deflector, light deflection array, image forming apparatus, and image projection display apparatus Aug. 26, 2008
7417783 Mirror and mirror layer for optical modulator and method Aug. 26, 2008
7414503 Torsional hinged device with improved coupling between a magnet mounted to said device and an electrical coil Aug. 19, 2008
7411717 Micromirror device Aug. 12, 2008
7411714 Micromirror unit with torsion connector having nonconstant width Aug. 12, 2008
7408688 Method for driving optical deflecting device array, optical deflecting device array, optical deflecting device, and image projection displaying apparatus Aug. 5, 2008
7405854 Fibrous micro-composite material Jul. 29, 2008
7404909 Mirror including dielectric portions and a method of manufacturing the same Jul. 29, 2008
7403321 Optical microelectromechanical device Jul. 22, 2008
7402255 MEMS scanning mirror with trenched surface and I-beam like cross-section for reducing inertia and deformation Jul. 22, 2008
7400792 Methods and apparatus to make substantially uniform losses in optical cross connects Jul. 15, 2008
7393793 Tunable-wavelength optical filter and method of manufacturing the same Jul. 1, 2008
7394583 Light-beam scanning device Jul. 1, 2008
7391553 Low cost torsional hinge mirror package with non-rotating magnetic drive Jun. 24, 2008
7388191 Mirror positioning unit of laser scanning unit and laser scanning unit employing the same Jun. 17, 2008
7388706 Photonic MEMS and structures Jun. 17, 2008
7385268 Method for linearizing deflection of a MEMS device using binary electrodes and voltage modulation Jun. 10, 2008
7385744 Support structure for free-standing MEMS device and methods for forming the same Jun. 10, 2008
7385762 Methods and devices for inhibiting tilting of a mirror in an interferometric modulator Jun. 10, 2008
7378632 Image display apparatus and image pickup apparatus using the same May. 27, 2008
7379227 Method and device for modulating light May. 27, 2008
7379230 Electronically controlled stage lighting system May. 27, 2008
7375867 Transmissive electromechanical light valve and system May. 20, 2008
7375873 Method of repairing micromirrors in spatial light modulators May. 20, 2008
7372613 Method and device for multistate interferometric light modulation May. 13, 2008

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