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Optics: measuring and testingBelow are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 12/05/2013 > 37 patent applications in 30 patent subcategories.
20130321790 - Three dimensional surface mapping system using optical flow: A method and system for 3D surface mapping system using a plurality of image sensors, each image sensor associated with an optical flow processor, each image sensor sharing a substantially coaxial optical path from the scene to a beam splitter and having substantially non-coaxial optical paths between the beam splitter... Agent:
20130321791 - Multiple channel locating: Methods, systems, and apparatuses are provided for estimating a location on an object in a three-dimensional scene. Multiple radiation patterns are produced by spatially modulating each of multiple first radiations with a distinct combination of one or more modulating structures, each first radiation having at least one of a distinct... Agent: Chiaro Technologies LLC
20130321792 - Universal tool for automated gem and mineral identification and measurement: A tool employs Raman spectroscopy, optical imaging, physical measurements, smart software applications, and custom databases for automated on-site gem and mineral identification, measurement, and authenticity verification. Operators with no technical expertise can perform on-site, fast, nondestructive gem and mineral characterization. A custom smart application for data handling and processing enables... Agent:
20130321793 - Sample analysis: An analyzer for analyzing a composition of a sample, and methods of operating an analyzer. The analyzer may include an optical illuminator and a Raman spectrometer to produce Raman spectral data representative of Raman radiation emitted from the sample in response to the illuminating light. Features to reduce background fluorescence... Agent:
20130321794 - Total luminous flux measurement system and total luminous flux measuring method: The present invention relates to a total luminous flux measurement system and a method thereof for measuring a total luminous flux of a light emitting component. The total luminous flux measurement system includes a light receiving module, a first light detector and a processing module. The light receiving module is... Agent: Chroma Ate Inc.
20130321795 - Defect tester: A defect tester for detecting a defect in an article in a machine arrangement includes a starwheel having one or more pockets configured to hold respective one or more articles. The defect tester further includes one or more disks. Each of the one or more disks has one or more... Agent: Belvac Production Machinery, Inc.
20130321796 - Inspection device: The invention relates to a device for inspecting contact-sensitive planar materials or workpieces, e.g. wafers for the semiconductor industry, solar cells, glasses, FPD substrates, or biologically active substrates for biosensors, as well as materials having contact-sensitive curved surfaces. Said inspection device comprises a support element (1) for supporting a material... Agent: Zimmermann & Schilp Handhabungstechnik Gmbh
20130321798 - Defect inspection method, low light detecting method and low light detector: A defect inspection method includes an illumination light adjustment step of adjusting light emitted from a light source, an illumination intensity distribution control step of forming light flux obtained in the illumination light adjustment step into desired illumination intensity distribution, a sample scanning step of displacing a sample in a... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20130321797 - Super resolution inspection system: The disclosure is directed to a system and method for inspecting a sample by illuminating the sample at a plurality of different angles and independently processing the resulting image streams. Illumination is directed through a plurality of pupil apertures to a plurality of respective field apertures so that the sample... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation
20130321801 - Filament-based stimulated raman detection: In apparatus and methods of Raman spectroscopy in air, a target region is excited by a laser pump pulse exceeding the critical power for self-focusing in air and having a duration after self-focusing of 15 fs or less. A laser probe pulse having a duration in the range of 200... Agent: Temple University - Of The Commonwealth System Of Higher Education
20130321800 - Integrated raman spectroscopy detector: A system and method for performing Raman spectroscopy using a heterodyne detection scheme are described. The heterodyne detection scheme can combine a modulated portion of radiation having passed through a sample to be analyzed with a reference radiation to produce a combined frequency signal. At least a portion of the... Agent: Empire Technology Development LLC
20130321799 - Raman spectroscopy using diffractive mems: A Raman spectrometer including a laser excitation source, edge filters, and detection optics that direct light into a spectrograph. A spectrograph containing a dispersive element and optics that directs various wavelengths of light onto a segmented diffractive MEMS light modulator array. The MEMS array, depending on actuation state, directs light... Agent:
20130321802 - Spectral characteristic measuring device, method for correcting spectral characteristic measuring device and program: Wavelength information indicating a correspondence relationship between a plurality of light receiving elements of a light receiving unit and wavelengths of pieces of lights is stored. First and second intensity distributions of the light related to first and second dispersion images are acquired based on a signal outputted from each... Agent:
20130321803 - Plasma spectrometer: To improve detection sensitivity, detection accuracy, and reproducibility when electric discharge is caused in a sample solution to perform analysis with light emission in the plasma, a flow channel 101 provided with a narrow part is filled with a conductive sample solution, plasma is generated in bubbles formed by applying... Agent:
20130321804 - Electrode-assisted microwave-induced plasma spectroscopy: Particles of a flow of aerosol are collected and analyzed by passing them through a housing having an inlet area, an outlet area, and a collection and analysis area. A collection electrode has a tip disposed in the flow path in the collection and analysis area. Particles are collected on... Agent: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention
20130321805 - Real-time temperature, optical band gap, film thickness, and surface roughness measurement for thin films applied to transparent substrates: A method and apparatus (20) used in connection with the manufacture of thin film semiconductor materials (26) deposited on generally transparent substrates (28), such as photovoltaic cells, for monitoring a property of the thin film (26), such as its temperature, surface roughness, thickness and/or optical absorption properties. A spectral curve... Agent: K-space Associates, Inc.
20130321806 - Image mapped spectropolarimetry: A method for imaging a sample, the method includes, during a single acquisition event, receiving a first polarization-encoded EM field for a first point and a second polarization-encoded EM field for a second point. The method further includes re-directing the first polarization-encoded EM field along a first pre-determined direction to... Agent: William Marsh Rice University
20130321807 - Multi-spectral enhancements for scan cameras: A multi-spectral scan camera and methods are presented. Light beams are emitted from a plurality of light sources comprising a plurality of spectral wavelengths respectively. The light beams from the light sources are scanned across a field of view at a plurality of respective angles using a scan mirror, and... Agent:
20130321808 - Optical imaging system that incorporates an uni-axial optical homogenizer: An optical imaging system (e.g., hyperspectral imaging system) is described herein which includes imaging optics, an uni-axial homogenizer (including a rectangular cross-section light pipe and an astigmatic paraxial optic), and a detector. The uni-axial homogenizer is configured to preserve imaging along one axis while homogenizing (removing all image information) along... Agent:
20130321809 - Solid body: A solid body for adjusting, calibrating and/or function checking of a turbidity sensor, which works with electromagnetic waves, especially light, of at least a first wavelength, and wherein the solid body is transparent at least for the light of the first wavelength, characterized in that at least a first region... Agent:
20130321810 - Small spot size spectroscopic ellipsometer: Methods and systems for small angle CD metrology with a small spot size are introduced to increase measurement sensitivity while maintaining adequate throughput necessary for modern semiconductor manufacture. A small angle CD metrology system includes a small angle spectroscopic ellipsometry (SE) subsystem combined with a small angle spectroscopic reflectometry system,... Agent:
20130321811 - Measuring method, and exposure method and apparatus: A method for measuring a relative position of a first mark and a second mark by using a detection optical system that irradiates a mark formed on the substrate to detect an image of the mark, includes performing a first processing to detect an image of the first mark by... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130321812 - Optical spectrometer dynamic range balancing methods and apparatus: Methods and apparatus facilitate dynamic range balancing for multi-component peaks of widely varying magnitude in an optical spectrometer. In a specific embodiment, filters attenuate the C—H stretch region to produce a better fit of a multi-component hydrocarbon Raman spectrum to the dynamic range of a CCD detector. The filter may... Agent: Kaiser Optical Systems
20130321813 - System and method for assessing tissue oxygenation using a conformal filter: A portable system and method for analyzing biological tissue samples and detecting analytes associated with tissue oxygenation using a conformal filter. A conformal filter, which may comprise a tunable filter, is configured to filter interacted photons conforming to a spectral shape correlated with an analyte of interest. Conformal filter configurations... Agent:
20130321814 - Systems and methods for screening of biological samples: A screening module configured to screen at least a portion of a biological sample disposed on an analysis surface is provided. The screening module comprises a laser source a scanning unit comprising one or more scanning devices, wherein the scanning devices are configured to rotate in an oscillatory scanning motion... Agent: General Electric Company
20130321815 - Gas analysis device: If the specific gas concentration is relatively high, controller sets 0 as the modulation amplitude in a modulation amplitude controlling voltage generator for frequency modulation of laser light, controls a switching unit to select the output of a second ADC, and causes a computation unit to compute according to the... Agent: Shimadzu Corporation
20130321816 - Fully integrated complementary metal oxide semiconductor (cmos) fourier transform infrared (ftir) spectrometer and raman spectrometer: The CMOS-FTIR spectrometer disclosed herein has high spectral resolution, no movable parts, no lenses, is compact, not prone to damage in harsh external conditions and can be fabricated with a standard CMOS technology, allowing the mass production of FTIR spectrometers. The fully integrated CMOS-FTIR spectrometer is suitable for battery operation;... Agent: Luxmux Technology Corporation
20130321817 - All-fiber interferometric fiber optic gyroscope having a minimum reciprocal configuration: An all-fiber interferometric fiber optic gyroscope having a minimum reciprocal configuration is described. The gyroscope comprises a polarized light source, a light detector, a light source coupler, a fiber optic loop coupler, and a polarization maintaining fiber optic loop. A first port of the light source coupler is counter-axially coupled... Agent: Peking University
20130321818 - Measuring polarization crosstalk in optical birefringent materials and devices based on reduction of line broadening caused by birefringent dispersion: Techniques and devices for measuring polarization crosstalk in birefringence optical media including polarization maintaining fiber.... Agent: General Photonics Corporation
20130321819 - Apparatus and method for generating tomographic image: A method of generating a tomographic includes detecting a coherence signal that is phase-modulated in a first direction with respect to a cross-section of a subject and includes cross-sectional information of the subject as raw data about the subject; generating a reference temporary tomographic image and at least one temporary... Agent:
20130321820 - Ase swept source with self-tracking filter for oct medical imaging: An integrated swept wavelength tunable optical source uses a narrowband filtered broadband signal with an optical amplifier and self-tracking filter. This source comprises a micro optical bench, a source for generating broadband light, a tunable Fabry Perot filter, installed on the bench, for spectrally filtering the broadband light from the... Agent: Axsun Technologies, Inc.
20130321821 - Profile measuring instrument: A profile measuring instrument includes: a fixed member of which position relative to a workpiece having a surface to be profile-measured is fixed; a scanning member supported by the fixed member and movable in a scan direction along the surface of the workpiece relative to the fixed member; a laser... Agent:
20130321822 - System and method for measuring internal dimensions of an object by optical coherence tomography: A system is provided for optically measuring internal dimensions of a sample object comprising internal interfaces at which the refraction index changes so that a portion of incident light is backreflected and/or backscattered and can be detected by means of optical coherence tomography. The system comprises at least one first... Agent:
20130321823 - Form measuring apparatus, structure manufacturing system, scanning apparatus, method for measuring form, method for manufacturing structure, and non-transitory computer readable medium storing program for measuring form: There is provided a form measuring apparatus including: a light generator configured to generate a light; a projector configured to scan the measuring object with the light by changing an irradiation direction of the light generated by the light generator; a controller configured to control the light generator to periodically... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20130321825 - Laser distance measuring device: A laser distance measuring device includes a laser module, a receiving lens, and a photoelectric conversion device. The receiving lens includes a first curved surface and a second curved surface having a curvature different from that of the first curved surface. The second curved surface is used to converge part... Agent: Chervon (hk) Limited
20130321824 - Optical detection of airfoil axial position with nsms: A method for determining axial location of rotor blades is provided. The method may monitor an output signal of a sensor configured to detect the proximity of the rotor blades, wherein at least one of the rotor blades being marked with a position marker that is configured to cause a... Agent: Pratt & Whitney
20130321826 - Motion sensing method for determining whether to perform motion sensing according to distance detection result and related apparatus thereof: A motion sensing method for an object includes: receiving a distance detection result which is used for indicating distance detection information of the object in a neighborhood of a motion sensing apparatus; and determining whether to perform optical motion sensing upon the object of the neighborhood according to the distance... Agent: Pixart Imaging Inc.11/28/2013 > 33 patent applications in 24 patent subcategories.
20130314688 - Indoor surveying apparatus: An indoor surveying apparatus comprises a 2D range finder, means for automatically aligning 2D range finder data and computing a 2D map of the environment, a calibrated optical imaging system for capturing images of environment, and means for establishing positions and extents of walls, doors, and windows and for drawing... Agent:
20130314691 - Distance measurement system: A light source transmits detecting light toward an object. The object reflects the detecting light and forms a reflected light. A sensor is used for sensing the reflected light. Then, an exposure control unit coupled to the sensor performs luminance convergence on the reflected light according to luminance of the... Agent: Pixart Imaging Inc.
20130314689 - Interchangeable chromatic range sensor probe for a coordinate measuring machine: An interchangeable chromatic range sensor (CRS) probe for a coordinate measuring machine (CMM). The CRS probe is capable of being automatically connected to a CMM under program control. In one embodiment, in order to make the CRS probe compatible with a standard CMM auto exchange joint, all CRS measurement light... Agent:
20130314690 - Interchangeable optics configuration for a chromatic range sensor optical pen: An optical pen for use in a chromatic range sensor (CRS) may be used in a probe system for a coordinate measuring machine (CMM). The optical pen includes a confocal optical path, an interchangeable optics element, an optical pen base member, and a repeatable fast exchange mount. The confocal optical... Agent: Mitutoyo Corporation
20130314692 - Etching monitor device: An etching monitor device capable of high precision measurement in the presence of a mask region capable of producing interference. An interference optical system which acquires reflected interference light containing three interference component signals; a spectrometric measurement unit; an optical path difference analysis unit which computes optical path difference analysis... Agent: Shimadzu Corporation
20130314693 - Range imaging devices and methods: An array of laser diode emitters is used as an illumination source for a range imaging system. The laser diode emitters are disposed on a common substrate. When one of the emitters fails, the remaining emitters emit enough light to meet the output optical power specification. The emitters can be... Agent: Jds Uniphase Corporation
20130314694 - Atmospheric measurement system and method: One of first and second beams (28) of corresponding first and second light (13) are projected into an atmosphere (20) and at least one physical property of the atmosphere (20) is detected from the interference pattern (47) generated from the resulting scattered light (30). The first and second beams (20)... Agent: Michigan Aerospace Corporation
20130314697 - Fluid processing tube for optical analysis and method for analyzing a fluid: Fluid processing tube for use in optical analysis comprising at least one first portion being made from a first material suitable for optical analysis and being configured to include two optical paths of different lengths, and at least one second portion connected to said first portion and being made from... Agent: Qiagen Gmbh
20130314695 - Spectral analysis techniques based upon spectral monitoring of a matrix: Spectroscopic analyses of complex mixtures within the matrix of a sample can oftentimes be complicated by spectral overlap of the constituents and/or the matrix, making it difficult to quantitatively assay each constituent therein. Methods for analyzing a sample can comprise: providing a sample comprising a matrix and one or more... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20130314696 - Transmission of affine-invariant spatial mask for active depth sensing: A method operational on a transmitter device is provided for projecting a composite code mask. A composite code mask on a tangible medium is obtained, where the composite code mask includes a code layer combined with a carrier layer. The code layer may include uniquely identifiable spatially-coded codewords defined by... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20130314698 - Method for the detection of defects in gas-barrier films using quantum dots: By forming nanoparticles from gas-phase precursors within cracks or defects in a gas-barrier film, crack-width may be determined from the diameter of the nanoparticles formed within. The optical absorption and emission wavelengths of a quantum dot are governed by the particle size. For a particular material, the absorption and/or emission... Agent: Nanoco Technologies, Ltd.
20130314699 - Solar resource measurement system: A solar resource measurement system captures an orientation-referenced image within a field of view of a tilted surface that includes a skyline, detects the skyline within the orientation-referenced image to establish a set of zenith angles as a function of azimuth angles associated with the skyline, and determines a solar... Agent: Solmetric Corp.
20130314700 - Surface-defect inspection device: A data processing and controlling portion calculates the amounts of coordinate deviations between artificial defects on a standard sample and detected defects, checks the sensitivity (instrumental sensitivity (luminance, brightness, or the like)), and proceeds to execution of hardware corrections. If the coordinate deviation is less than a certain value, software... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20130314701 - System for distributing and controlling color reproduction at multiple sites: In the color imaging system, multiple rendering devices are provided at different nodes along a network. Each rendering device has a color measurement instrument for calibrating the color presented by the rendering device. A rendering device may represent a color display in which a member surrounds the outer periphery of... Agent:
20130314702 - Two-dimensional fourier transform spectrometer: The present invention relates to a system and methods for acquiring two-dimensional Fourier transform (2D FT) spectra. Overlap of a collinear pulse pair and probe induce a molecular response which is collected by spectral dispersion of the signal modulated probe beam. Simultaneous collection of the molecular response, pulse timing and... Agent:
20130314703 - Tunable multispectral laser source: An tunable optical frequency comb source includes a linear waveguide having an input leg to couple to a pump laser. A ring microresonator is evanescently coupled to the linear waveguide. The microresonator includes a ring shaped waveguide having a core material with a nonlinear refractive index to provide four-wave mixing... Agent: Honeywell International, Inc.
20130314704 - Miniature spectrometer with stray light filtering structure: A miniature spectrometer comprises an input unit, a stray light filtering structure, and a miniature diffraction grating. The input unit receives a first optical signal and a second optical signal. The stray light filtering structure has first and second filter sections to filter out the second optical signal. The first... Agent: Oto Photonics Inc.
20130314705 - Method of measuring a diffusion characteristic value of a particle: There is provided a method of measuring a diffusion characteristic value (for example, a diffusion constant) of a light-emitting particle using the scanning molecule counting method using the optical measurement with a confocal microscope or a multiphoton microscope. The inventive method of measuring a diffusion characteristic value of a light-emitting... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20130314706 - System and method for measuring a wavelength-resolved state of polarization of an optical signal: The present invention relates to a system and method for measuring a wavelength-resolved state of polarization, for calculating differential group delay of an optical signal under analysis (1) by means of taking multiple measurements of the spectrum of the signal under analysis (1) with spectral filtering means (3) with an... Agent: Aragon Photonics Labs S.l.u.
20130314707 - Arrangement for placement and alignment of opto-electronic components: An arrangement for providing passive alignment of optical components on a common substrate uses a set of reference cavities, where each optical device is positioned within a separate reference cavity. The reference cavities are formed to have a predetermined depth, with perimeters slightly larger than the footprint of their associated... Agent:
20130314708 - Method and apparatus for maintaining depth of focus: A method includes directing a beam of radiation along an optical axis toward a workpiece support, measuring a spectrum of the beam at a first time to obtain a first profile, measuring the spectrum of the beam at a second time to obtain a second profile, determining a spectral difference... Agent:
20130314710 - Methods and systems for determining a critical dimension and overlay of a specimen: Methods and systems for monitoring semiconductor fabrication processes are provided. A system may include a stage configured to support a specimen and coupled to a measurement device. The measurement device may include an illumination system and a detection system. The illumination system and the detection system may be configured such... Agent: Kla-tencor Technologies Corporation
20130314709 - Optical data transformation: Apparatus, systems, and methods may operate to receive interacted energy at an optical calculation device attached to a down hole housing to be deployed in a down hole environment. Further activities may include optically compressing data carried by the interacted energy into at least one orthogonal component, using the optical... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20130314711 - Method for detecting objects with light: A method for detecting an object using light comprises providing a light source having a function of illuminating an environment. The light source is driven to emit light in a predetermined mode, with light in the predetermined mode being emitted such that the light source maintains said function of illuminating... Agent: Leddartech Inc.
20130314712 - Method and device for determining optical properties by simultaneous measurement of intensities at thin layers using light of several wavelengths: In a method for determining optical properties by measuring intensities at a thin layer, light is directed into the thin layer and passes through a beam splitter, which directs a first part of the light onto the thin layer and a second part of the light onto a reference detector.... Agent: Biametrics Gmbh
20130314714 - Apparatus for acquiring information of object, and program: An apparatus for acquiring information of an object includes an interferometer and an arithmetic unit. The interferometer includes an optical device that forms an interference pattern with light from a light source, and a detector that detects the interference pattern. The arithmetic unit acquires information related to a phase of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130314713 - Light interference system and substrate processing apparatus: A light interference system and a substrate processing apparatus can suppress loss of reflection spectrum. The light interference system 1 includes a light source 10, a coupler 41, multiple collimators 12A and 12B, a collimator 42, a mirror 43, a spectrometer 14, and an operation unit 15. The collimator 42... Agent:
20130314715 - Method and apparatus for correcting bias error in ring-down spectroscopy: An apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a laser source and a ring-down optical resonator that performs cavity ring-down spectroscopy, the optical resonator receives coherent optical energy from the laser, wherein an extinction rate of optical resonance within the optical resonator is at least 100 times longer than an extinction... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20130314717 - Methods and apparatus for laser scanning structured illumination microscopy and tomography: Certain examples provide a structured illumination microscopy system. The example system includes a laser source to generate excitation illumination directed toward a target. The example system includes a modulator to modulate the excitation illumination temporally in a controllable spatial pattern to be constructed on the target object to provide sub-diffractional... Agent:
20130314716 - Speckle reduction in optical coherence tomography by path length encoded angular compounding: Accordingly, exemplary embodiments of an apparatus obtaining information associated with a structure can be provided. For example, with a first arrangement, it is possible to separate at least one first electro-magnetic radiation into a first radiation and a second radiation forwarded to the structure, with the first and second radiations... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation
20130314718 - Tilt minimization through intensity control of light source: The power input to the light source of a microscope is varied as necessary to maintain a constant degree of detector saturation as the objective is moved toward a best-focus position. Focus is found by tracking the source's intensity necessary to maintain the detector irradiance at a constant level. The... Agent:
20130314720 - Apparatus for measuring the degree of vacuum of a multistage vacuum heat-insulating member, and measurement method using same: An apparatus for measuring the degree of vacuum of a multistage vacuum heat-insulating member and to a measurement method using the same includes a chamber in which a plurality of vacuum heat-insulating members are accommodated and which forms a sealed space; a shelf arranged within the chamber so as to... Agent:
20130314719 - Substrate detection apparatus: A substrate detection apparatus has a simple structure and is easy to install. An inspection location is defined at an end of a moving range of a container as it is transported by a transport device. A range finder is provided which emits detection wave and receives the detection wave... Agent: Daifuku Co., Ltd.11/21/2013 > 26 patent applications in 24 patent subcategories.
20130308117 - Apparatus and method to compensate bearing runout in laser tracker: An apparatus and method for correcting errors in measurement of three-dimensional coordinates of a retroreflector by a coordinate measurement device is provided. The method includes measuring a plurality of first angles, a plurality of first and second displacements along an axis, sending a beam of light to the retroreflector target,... Agent: Faro Technologies, Inc.
20130308118 - Optical signal transmission structure of laser distance measuring device: An optical signal transmission structure of a laser distance measuring device, comprising: a laser pipe, suspended right above a center of a rotation disk, to emit laser beam downward; a light projector module, provided with at least two reflection plates, to reflect laser beam of said laser pipe onto a... Agent:
20130308119 - Distance measurement apparatus and method: There are provided a distance measurement apparatus and a distance measurement method, the distance measurement apparatus including: a light source outputting light; a switch array including a plurality of cells, and controlling a position at which the light output from the light source is irradiated, by switching operations of the... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics
20130308120 - Distance measuring device using a method of spanning separately targeted endpoints: A portable distance measuring device that works by spanning separately targeted endpoints is described. The device contains a laser distance measuring component and sensing components that track changes in position and orientation of the device, such as accelerometers and gyroscopes. Distance is measured by pointing the laser at an endpoint... Agent:
20130308121 - Integrated light scattering and ultraviolet absorption measurement system: Various embodiments of integrated measurement cell systems for the simultaneous or near simultaneous measurement of light scattering and UV absorption measurements, and methods of their use, are disclosed. In the flow cell implementations, the height of the measurement cell is traversed by the UV beam multiple times by beam directing... Agent: Wyatt Technology Corporation
20130308122 - Device and method for multiparametric measurements of microparticles in a fluid: The invention relates to an electro-optical device for measurements of flow for the characterization of microparticles, comprising a measurement chamber (CUM) in which there circulates the flow of the fluid to be characterized, at least two luminous sources (S1,S2) of disjoint spectra, a device for measuring resistivity (RES), and at... Agent: Horiba Abx Sas
20130308123 - Optical fiber characteristics measurement device and method: Provided is an optical fiber characteristics measurement device that is provided with: a light source for emitting laser light modulated by a specified modulation frequency; an incident means for receiving the laser light from the light source as continuous light and pulse light from one end and the other end... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
20130308124 - Substrate inspection: Various embodiments for substrate inspection are provided.... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation
20130308125 - Method for characterizing a structure on a mask and device for carrying out said method: A method is provided for characterizing a mask having a structure, comprising the steps of: —illuminating said mask under at least one illumination angle with monochromatic illuminating radiation, so as to produce a diffraction pattern of said structure that includes at least two maxima of adjacent diffraction orders, —capturing said... Agent: Carl Zeiss Sms Gmbh
20130308126 - Lightguides to simplify total emission detection for multiphoton microscopy: Light collectors for fluorescence microscopy include slab light guides having a specimen volume such as a specimen well configured to retain a specimen. The specimen volume is bounded by a surface of the slab light guide that permits laterally propagating fluorescence to enter the slab light guide and propagate toward... Agent: The United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary, Dept Of Health And Human Services
20130308127 - Enhancement of raman scattering: Raman emissions from a sample may be enhanced by using a microsphere to confine the impinging radiation into a photonic nanojet and thereby increase the intensity of the radiation that is striking the sample. The amount of enhancement may be improved by configuring the diameter and refractive index of the... Agent: Indian Institute Of Technology Madras
20130308128 - Miniaturized optical spectrometer and fabricating method thereof: A miniature spectrometer comprises an input unit, an image capture unit, a miniature diffraction optical grating, an optical grating accommodation slot, a cushion, and an affixing plate. The miniature spectrometer may further comprise a waveguide device, and the optical grating accommodation slot is positioned in a space defined by an... Agent: Oto Photonics Inc.
20130308129 - Spectral device and confocal scanning microscope provided with spectral device: Spectral device includes: diffraction element which disperses light for each wavelength; optical condensing system which condenses diffracted light of specific order generated by diffraction in the diffraction element; photo-detector arranged at position where the diffracted light of the specific order is condensed by the optical condensing system; first deflection device... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20130308130 - Inhaler adaptor for a laser diffraction apparatus and method for measuring particle size distribution: The present disclosure relates to an improved device and methods for adapting to a laser diffraction apparatus used for measuring particle size distribution and density of the plume of a powder composition emitted from a dry powder inhaler.... Agent:
20130308131 - Optical system and method for measuring in three-dimensional structures: An optical system is presented for use in measuring in patterned structures having vias. The system is configured and operable to enable measurement of a via profile parameters. The system comprises an illumination channel for propagating illuminated light onto the structure being measured, a detection channel for collecting light returned... Agent: Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd.
20130308132 - System and method for polarimetric wavelet fractal detection and imaging: A system and method for detection of a target object/material includes identifying a polarimetric signal for a plurality of aspect angles. One/two-dimensional Mueller matrix image or one/two-dimensional Stokes vector image can be processed using power spectral analysis, wavelet and fractal analysis for further image, having increased discrimination with reduced false-ratio.... Agent: The University Of Akron
20130308133 - Method and system for monitoring led display using optical fiber as light transmission medium: A system for monitoring LED displays on electronic equipments using optical fiber as light transmission medium comprising: (a) a plurality of LED displays on electronic equipments indicating operation status of the electronic equipments, (b) a plurality of optical light concentrator unit, for collecting light emitted by the LED displays using... Agent:
20130308134 - Optical module, electronic device, food analyzer, spectroscopic camera, driving method of wavelength variable interference filter: A optical module includes, a wavelength variable interference filter which include reflection films opposite to each other and an electrostatic actuator portion including a first electrostatic actuator and a second electrostatic actuator and changing a gap between the reflection films, and a voltage control portion which controls voltage which is... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130308135 - Optical method for characterising transparent particles: The present invention is related to a method for characterising transparent objects (2, 3) in a transparent medium (1), said transparent objects (2, 3) presenting an optical focal area (5, 6) said method comprising the steps of: illuminating a sample comprising the objects (2, 3) to be characterised by means... Agent:
20130308136 - Regenerative mode locked laser swept source for oct medical imaging: An optical coherence analysis system uses a laser swept source that is constrained to operate in a mode locked condition using regenerative mode-locking This is accomplished by synchronously changing the laser cavity's net gain and/or phase based on time varying intensity of the swept optical signal generated by the laser.... Agent: Axsun Technologies, Inc.
20130308137 - Integration of fiber optic shape sensing within an interventional environment: An integrated optical shape sensing system and method include an arrangement structure (132) configured to receive a fiber port or connector. A platform (130) is configured to provide a distance relationship with the arrangement structure such that the fiber port or connector is trackable to provide a location reference. The... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.
20130308138 - Fiber optic sensor for determining 3d shape: An optical shape sensing system employing an elongated device (20), an optical fiber (10) embedded within the elongated device (20) with the optical fiber (10) including one or more cores, an optical interrogation console (30) and a 3D shape reconstructor (40). In operation, the optical interrogation console (30) generates reflection... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.
20130308139 - Method and device for measuring surfaces in a highly precise manner: A device and a method for measuring at least one surface section of an object that is mounted on a carrier includes at least one reference object that can be fixed relative to the carrier, and a holder that can be moved relative to the reference object in at least... Agent: Luphos Gmbh
20130308140 - Method for spatially multiplexing two or more fringe projection signals on a single detector: Fringe patterns at first and second spatial frequencies are projected onto a work piece surface and a reference surface, respectively. An image of the projected fringe patterns is obtained and a measurement signal associated with work piece displacements and a reference signal are obtained based on the first and second... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20130308141 - Surveying instrument and method for detecting a laser beam: The present disclosure relates to a surveying system including a surveying instrument and method for detecting light of fan shaped laser beam. The surveying instrument includes a detector for detecting light of the fan shaped laser beam rotating around a propagation axis with a direction of rotation and having two... Agent: Trimble Navigation Limited
20130308142 - Determining a structural parameter and correcting an asymmetry property: A method of determining a structural parameter related to process-induced asymmetry, the method including: illuminating a structure, having an asymmetry property and a sub-structure susceptible to process-induced asymmetry, with radiation with a plurality of illumination conditions, at a first location of a substrate, determining a difference between measured asymmetry properties... Agent: Asml Netherlands B.v.11/14/2013 > 32 patent applications in 25 patent subcategories.
20130301029 - Distance-measuring system: A distance-measuring system includes a light source, a light detector, and measuring optics for projecting light emitted by the light source to a target and for guiding light reflected from said target towards the light detector. The distance-measuring system also includes reference optics for guiding light emitted by the light... Agent:
20130301030 - Optoelectronic sensor and method for the detection and determination of distances of objects: A laser scanner (10) detects and determines distances of objects comprises a light transmitter transmitting light in a plurality of consecutive individual pulses. A rotatable deflection unit (18) for the periodical deflection of the transmission light beam (16) into the monitoring zone (20) and an angular measurement unit (30) generates... Agent:
20130301031 - Templates for optical shape sensing calibration during clinical use: A medical device calibration apparatus, system and method include a calibration template (202) configured to position an optical shape sensing enabled interventional instrument (102). A set geometric configuration (206) is formed in or on the template to maintain the instrument in a set geometric configuration within an environment where the... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.
20130301034 - Light therapy monitoring: A light-monitoring apparatus includes a power source, a light detector, a computer processor coupled with the power source and in communication with the light detector and configured to receive and record light exposure detected by the light detector, an output device coupled with the computer processor, and a computer-readable medium... Agent:
20130301032 - Method and system to detect improvised explosive devices: A method and system to detect an improvised explosive device is disclosed. In a particular embodiment, the method includes dispersing a mixture containing a fluorescent material uniformly over a ground cover, illuminating the ground cover with wavelengths of visible light or ultraviolet (UV) light causing the fluorescent material to fluoresce... Agent:
20130301033 - Submicron resolution spectral-domain optical coherence tomography: Apparatuses and systems for submicron resolution spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) are disclosed. The system may use white light sources having wavelengths within 400-1000 nanometers, and achieve resolution below 1 μm. The apparatus is aggregated into a unitary piece, and a user can connect the apparatus to a user provided... Agent: King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology
20130301035 - Authenticity verification methods, products, and apparatuses: A method and apparatus for determining a digital signature from an article. A coherent light source directs a beam to illuminate the article and a detector arrangement collects data points from light scattered from many different parts of the article to collect a large number of independent data points, typically... Agent: Ingenia Holdings Limited
20130301036 - Array connector test harness for single-ended optical test instruments: A system, apparatus and method for testing optical fiber systems by providing a near-end and far-end harness that loops the set of fibers in the fiber system together. The near-end harness has an interface to connect to the tester. The tester then effects testing on the entire set of fibers,... Agent: Fluke Corporation
20130301037 - Distributed optical fibre sensing: There is disclosed a distributed optical fibre sensing system in which the sensor fibre comprises at least first and second waveguides used for separate sensing operations. The sensor fibre may be, for example, a double clad fibre having a monomade core and a multimode inner cladding.... Agent:
20130301038 - System and method for nondestructive measuring refractive index and thickness of lens: The present invention discloses a system and method for nondestructively measuring the refractive index and the central thickness of a lens. The system comprises a radius measurement module arranged for measuring the curvature radius of the first surface of the lens; a focus measurement module arranged for measuring the best... Agent: National Applied Research Laboratories
20130301039 - Luminous intensity test device: A luminous intensity test device includes an optical frequency converter, a display, and a processor. The optical frequency converter selectively converts at least a portion of light emitted by a light source into a digital signal. The display displays a color selection interface. The processor processes the digital signal and... Agent:
20130301040 - Surface features mapping: Provided herein is an apparatus, including a photon emitting means for emitting photons onto a surface of an article, a photon detecting means for detecting photons scattered from features in the surface of the article; and a mapping means for mapping the features in the surface of the article, wherein... Agent: Seagate Technology LLC
20130301042 - Defect inspection method and defect inspection apparatus: A defect inspection method includes: illuminating an area on surface of a specimen as a test object under a specified illumination condition; scanning a specimen to translate and rotate the specimen; detecting scattering lights to separate each of scattering lights scattered in different directions from the illuminated area on the... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20130301041 - Inspection apparatus: In semiconductor surface inspection apparatus, foreign matter that sticks to the wafer can reduce the quality of the wafer. The present invention is directed to improving the internal cleanliness of the apparatus. Specifically, during rotation of a semiconductor wafer, foreign matter suspended in an atmosphere surrounding the wafer is attracted... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20130301044 - Device for identifying biotic particles: The invention relates to a device (100) for identifying biotic particles in a medium to be analyzed, comprising a measuring cell (104), through which the medium to be analyzed can flow and in which the identification of the biotic particles is carried out by means of Raman spectroscopy, and a... Agent: Eads Deutschland Gmbh
20130301043 - Illumination chamber for raman spectroscopy: The invention relates to a chamber for analyzing a sample by means of Raman spectroscopy, characterized in that the chamber is provided in the form of an opaque parallelepiped having: (a) on one of the vertical walls thereof, a hatch for introducing a sample; (b) on the bottom wall thereof,... Agent: Assistance Publique-hopitaux De
20130301045 - Atomic absorption spectrometer: An atomic absorption spectrometer, including: a light source combination; a detection device; a flame atomization device; a hydride generation device; a graphite furnace atomization device; and an adjustment mechanism. The flame atomization device includes a flame atomizer. The hydride generation device includes a hydride atomizer. The graphite furnace atomization device... Agent:
20130301046 - Systems having a reflected light sensor and methods of use: Various systems and methods of monitoring laser safety by sensing contact of the system with a sample are provided. The system includes a focusing element for focusing an incident light from a laser light source onto a sample, an optical element having a collection zone for collecting a signal from... Agent: C8 Medisensors Inc.
20130301047 - Measurement device and method for detection of airborne particles: A measurement device and method for the detection of airborne particles. The device includes a nozzle designed to produce a laminar flow of air with a flow path beyond the nozzle, a first laser and a second laser being positioned for emitting time-amplitude modulated laser light with intersecting laser beams... Agent:
20130301048 - Automatic analyzer: The scattered light from the measurement target substance passes through a light receiving window, and is received by a detector for +θ scattered light and a detector for −θ scattered light which are arranged symmetrically to each other across an optical axis at an equal angle or an equal interval... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20130301049 - System for detecting misalignment of an aero surface: A system for detecting misalignment of an aero surface relative to other aero surfaces during simultaneous deployment of said aero surfaces is disclosed. It comprises a generator configured to shine a laser through aligned apertures in a series of aero surfaces towards a reflector during deployment of said aero surfaces,... Agent: Airbus Operations Limited
20130301050 - Method and device for testing light-emitting diode die: A method for testing an LED die includes the following steps: setting control parameters; driving the LED die to emit light by applying an electric current to the LED die under the control parameters; detecting the wavelength of the light emitted by the LED die; and determining whether the LED... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20130301051 - Scattering light source multi-wavelength photometer: The present invention relates to a scattering light source photometer. In particular, the present invention relates to a portable, low cost, multi-wavelength photometer and methods for its use.... Agent:
20130301053 - Extractive continuous ammonia monitoring system: Disclosed are methods and apparatus for treating and analyzing a gas stream to determine the ammonia concentration. A gas stream is continuously monitored to determine the ammonia concentration by extracting gas samples from one or more locations and sending it to a tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy instrument for analysis.... Agent: Fuel Tech, Inc.
20130301052 - Temperature calibration methods and apparatus for optical absorption gas sensors, and optical absorption gas sensors thereby calibrated: An optical absorption gas sensor has an LED light source and a photodiode light detector, a temperature measuring device for measuring the LED temperature and a temperature measuring device for measuring the photodiode temperature. The sensor is calibrated by measuring the response of photodiode current at zero analyte gas concentration... Agent:
20130301054 - Diagnostic system for optical touch control module and automatic diagnostic method thereof: A diagnostic system for an optical touch control module and an automatic diagnostic method thereof are disclosed. The diagnostic system is used for testing an optical capturing module of the optical touch control module. The diagnostic system includes a controlling module, a first test element, a second test element, and... Agent: Wistron Corporation
20130301055 - Backscattering interferometric methods: Disclosed are improved optical detection methods comprising multiplexed interferometric detection systems and methods for determining a characteristic property of a sample, together with various applications of the disclosed techniques.... Agent:
20130301056 - Noncontact interferometric sensor and method of use: An interferometric sensor having an interference objective, an illumination system, and a detection system configured to simultaneous non-contact determination of profile and roughness of a tested surface. The illumination system comprises a radiation source configured to emit three wavelengths of quasi-monochromatic light. The sensor further includes a detection system having... Agent:
20130301057 - Method and apparatus for emitting wavelength-swept light: A method of emitting wavelength-swept light includes controlling either one or both of magnitudes and on/off timings of currents to be applied to a first gain medium of a first optical generator and a second gain medium of a second optical generator to control an intensity and a wavelength region... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130301058 - Laser profiling attachment for a vision system camera: This invention provides a system and method for laser profiling that simplifies the task of setting up and using laser profiling systems and associated applications by providing a profiler assembly that includes a predetermined arrangement of lens and spaced-apart laser in which the geometry and calibration parameters are predetermined. The... Agent: Cognex Corporation
20130301059 - Position-measuring device and method for operating the position-measuring device: A position-measuring device includes a measuring standard, a scanning unit, and a rotary bearing by which the measuring standard or the scanning unit is rotationally mounted. The measuring standard and the scanning unit are rotatable in relation to each other. The scanning unit generates output signals, on the basis of... Agent:
20130301060 - Trunk area dimension measurement device and body fat measurement device: The trunk area dimension measurement device includes a light reflection portion to be placed at a position of a navel of the measurement subject, a contact portion to be placed on a side surface of the measurement subject's trunk area, a support column having a contact detection unit that detects... Agent: Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.Previous industry: Photocopying
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