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Publication numberWO2008076399 A3
Publication typeApplication
Application numberPCT/US2007/025707
Publication date25 Sep 2008
Filing date14 Dec 2007
Priority date15 Dec 2006
Also published asCN101632030A, CN101632030B, CN102436018A, EP2092378A2, WO2008076399A2
Publication numberPCT/2007/25707, PCT/US/2007/025707, PCT/US/2007/25707, PCT/US/7/025707, PCT/US/7/25707, PCT/US2007/025707, PCT/US2007/25707, PCT/US2007025707, PCT/US200725707, PCT/US7/025707, PCT/US7/25707, PCT/US7025707, PCT/US725707, WO 2008/076399 A3, WO 2008076399 A3, WO 2008076399A3, WO-A3-2008076399, WO2008/076399A3, WO2008076399 A3, WO2008076399A3
InventorsYnjiun P Wang, Chen Feng, William H Havens, Jianhua Li
ApplicantHand Held Prod Inc, Ynjiun P Wang, Chen Feng, William H Havens, Jianhua Li
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: Patentscope, Espacenet
Apparatus and method comprising deformable lens element
WO 2008076399 A3
An apparatus for use in a lens assembly, the apparatus comprising a deformable lens element having an axis and a deformable surface, at least part of which transmits image forming ligth rays, and a force imparting structural member disposed to impart a force to said deformable surface, wherein the apparatus is adapted so that said force imparting structural member is capable of imparting at least one of a pushing force or a pulling force to the deformable surface.
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International ClassificationG02B26/08, G02B15/00, G02B7/38, H04N5/232, G06K7/10, G02B26/06, G02B3/14
Cooperative ClassificationG02B15/00, G02B7/028, G02B7/38, G02B3/14, G02B26/06, G02B26/0875, H04N5/23212, H04N5/2254
European ClassificationG02B7/02T, G02B7/38, G02B3/14, G02B26/08R, H04N5/225C4, H04N5/232F
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