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Number: 359/489
Name: Optical: systems and elements > Polarization without modulation > Light polarization without any external input > Polarization (direction or magnitude) varies over surface of the medium (e.g., vectograph)
Description: Subject matter comprising a surface which transmits or reflects light and whose ability to polarize light is not uniform across the surface.

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
7868527 Polarizer, method of manufacturing the same, and flat panel display device including the polarizer Jan. 11, 2011
7862880 Film comprising a polymer layer Jan. 4, 2011
7859751 Compact apparatus for reading from and/or writing to holographic storage media Dec. 28, 2010
7854513 One-way transparent display systems Dec. 21, 2010
7833593 High efficiency optical devices Nov. 16, 2010
7794904 Method and apparatus for producing interferometric lithography patterns with circular symmetry Sep. 14, 2010
7764426 System and method for producing a light beam with spatially varying polarization Jul. 27, 2010
7760431 Method of and apparatus for modifying polarity of light Jul. 20, 2010
7755833 Correcting device to compensate for polarization distribution perturbations Jul. 13, 2010
7715099 Optical birefringence coronagraph May. 11, 2010
7709578 Adhesive for polarizing plate, polarizing plate, manufacturing method therefor, optical film and image display May. 4, 2010
7697117 Providing a pattern of polarization Apr. 13, 2010
7656581 Transparent and polarizing viewing element having a zone associated with an obliquely oriented polarizing filter Feb. 2, 2010
7570427 Geometrical phase optical elements with space-variant subwavelength gratings Aug. 4, 2009
7570425 System, apparatus and method for high efficiency low leakage LCD polarizer Aug. 4, 2009
7548370 Layered structure for a tile wave plate assembly Jun. 16, 2009
7535640 Imaging system for emulation of a high aperture scanning system May. 19, 2009
7511886 Optical beam transformation system and illumination system comprising an optical beam transformation system Mar. 31, 2009
7511884 Stationary and dynamic radial transverse electric polarizer for high numerical aperture systems Mar. 31, 2009
7505204 Crystallization apparatus, crystallization method, and phase shifter Mar. 17, 2009
7492986 Apparatus and method for optical switching with liquid crystals and birefringent wedges Feb. 17, 2009
7484850 Illuminating device and projector Feb. 3, 2009
7414786 System and method converting the polarization state of an optical beam into an inhomogeneously polarized state Aug. 19, 2008
7375887 Method and apparatus for correcting a visible light beam using a wire-grid polarizer May. 20, 2008
7375888 Optical component May. 20, 2008
7324280 Apparatus for providing a pattern of polarization Jan. 29, 2008
7297393 Optical film Nov. 20, 2007
7298940 Illumination system and display system employing same Nov. 20, 2007
7256937 Structured polarizer and method for making the same Aug. 14, 2007
7247356 Privacy screen for a display Jul. 24, 2007
7221508 Reflex-type screen May. 22, 2007
7192425 Laser treatment apparatus Mar. 20, 2007
7186968 Polarization sensitive solid state image sensor including integrated photodetector and polarizing assembly and associated methods Mar. 6, 2007
7184387 Optical scanning device Feb. 27, 2007
7147903 High efficiency optical devices Dec. 12, 2006
7133619 Polarization mode dispersion compensation module Nov. 7, 2006
7083847 Optical film Aug. 1, 2006
7079245 Method and apparatus for detecting gap of liquid-crystal panel and apparatus therefor Jul. 18, 2006
7052746 Privacy screen for a display May. 30, 2006
6992822 Projection display system using a diffuse reflecting polarizer Jan. 31, 2006
6987256 Polarized semi-active laser last pulse logic seeker using a staring focal plane array Jan. 17, 2006
6924014 High efficiency optical devices Aug. 2, 2005
6910771 Polarized light converting device and method Jun. 28, 2005
6885502 Radial polarization-rotating optical arrangement and microlithographic projection exposure system incorporating said arrangement Apr. 26, 2005
6881454 Substantially colorless and optically anisotropic material Apr. 19, 2005
6785050 Corrosion resistant wire-grid polarizer and method of fabrication Aug. 31, 2004
6764181 Polarization arrangement Jul. 20, 2004
6721078 Switchable interleaved channel separator devices and systems Apr. 13, 2004
6666944 Method of manufacturing optical filter Dec. 23, 2003
6646801 Glare reduction system and method Nov. 11, 2003

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