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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. 02/27/2014 > 26 patent applications in 20 patent subcategories.
20140055770 - Distance measuring methods: A distance measuring method includes: emitting a pulse of measuring light towards an object; receiving a pulse measuring light from the object and generating a pulse signal corresponding to the pulse of measuring light received from the object; delaying a first portion of the generated pulse signal for a predetermined... Agent: Trimble 3d Scanning
20140055771 - Time of flight camera with stripe illumination: A time of flight (TOF) based camera system includes an illumination module that illuminates only portion of the sensor's field of view that translates to a given region of the pixels of the imaging sensor. The acquired data of the pixel region is processed and/or readout, typically. After the exposure... Agent:
20140055772 - Bottom bracket unit for a bicycle: A bottom bracket unit including a bottom bracket axle (1), at least one bearing (2, 3) that receives the bottom bracket axle (1) in a rotatable manner, and an optical detection unit (11), by which a rotational speed of the bottom bracket axle (1) can be detected. The optical detection... Agent: Schaeffler Technologies Ag & Co. Kg
20140055773 - Method and device for inspecting glass substrate of liquid crystal display: The present invention provides a method and a device for inspecting glass substrate of liquid crystal display. The method includes (1) providing an inspection device, wherein the inspection device comprises a device body, an operation table mounted on the device body, an irradiation lamp mounted to the device body and... Agent: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
20140055774 - Defect detection method: A defect detection method comprising, irradiating light from a light source in an optical system and obtaining a plurality of optical images of a sample having a repeated pattern of a size smaller than a resolution of the optical system; while changing the conditions of the optical system, performing correction... Agent: Nuflare Technology, Inc.
20140055775 - Material identification and discrimination: A material is illuminated with one or more light sources including at least one light source which emits light of controlled coherence properties. Both of a spectral characteristic and a speckle statistic are derived using light reflected from the illuminated material. The spectral characteristic and the speckle statistic are compared... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140055777 - High-powered optical module safety systems and methods: A method, optical module, and optical amplifier are configured to detect fiber discontinuities at or near a port from which high powered optical signals are input into a fiber span. These fiber discontinuities can include fiber pinches, and are detected by monitoring for slight changes in a backscatter signal. Detection... Agent: Ciena Corporation
20140055776 - Read optical power link service for link health diagnostics: A method is provided for monitoring a state of an optical link in a Fibre Channel infrastructure and includes sending an Extended Link Service (ELS) request to read an optical power of the optical link, and diagnosing a degradation of the optical link, based on a response to the ELS... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20140055779 - Light distribution characteristic measurement apparatus and light distribution characteristic measurement method: A light distribution characteristic measurement apparatus includes: a detecting unit for detecting light from a light source; a mirror for reflecting the light from the light source to direct the light to the detecting unit; a movement mechanism for moving the detecting unit and the mirror relatively to the light... Agent: Otsuka Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140055778 - Sensors, systems and methods for position sensing: Various systems and methods for estimating the position of a radiation source in three-dimensional space, together with sensors for use in such systems are described. In some embodiments, the systems include a plurality of radiation sensors. The three-dimensional position of the radiation source is estimated relative to each sensor using... Agent: Baanto International Ltd.
20140055781 - Advanced inspection method utilizing short pulses led illumination: An illumination module that may include a LED driver; a group of light emitting diodes (LEDs) that comprises at least one LED; the group of LED is coupled to the LED driver; wherein the LED driver is arranged to activate the group of LEDs by driving a high current short... Agent:
20140055780 - Pattern test apparatus: According to one embodiment, a pattern test apparatus includes a light source configured to apply test light to a test sample, a polarizing beam splitter which reflects or transmits the test light, an imaging device which receives light which has been reflected by the test sample and transmitted through or... Agent: Nuflare Technology, Inc.
20140055782 - Flow cell: A flow cell includes holding members for holding two ends of a capillary. A refractive index of holding members is 1.31 or less or 1.40 or greater at least in portions through which the holding members make contact with an outer surface of the capillary. A numerical aperture of light... Agent: Shimadzu Corporation
20140055783 - Method of analyzing nitride semiconductor layer and method of manufacturing nitride semiconductor substrate using the analysis method: A method of analyzing a nitride semiconductor layer in which a mixing ratio at a ternary mixed-crystal nitride semiconductor layer can be analyzed non-destructively, simply, and precisely, even its surface is covered with a cap layer is provided. The nitride semiconductor layer having an AN layer or a BN layer... Agent: Covalent Materials Corporation
20140055784 - Camera system for capturing two-dimensional spatial information and hyper-spectral information: An spectrometer having a first lens, a perforated focal plane mask having a front surface and rear surface and a plurality of perforations, the first lens configured to focus incoming radiation onto a front surface of the focal plane mask, each of the perforations of the focal plane mask causing... Agent: Logos Technologies, LLC
20140055786 - Free space single-mode fibers and fiber components for fiber sensor applications: This invention relates to a near real time optical compensation verification system for verifying a fiber or fiber component through internal or external compensation to achieve equivalently free space propagation of a broadband light when coupled into fiber. Preferably, no component is added to the fiber or fiber component, and... Agent: National Applied Research Laboratories
20140055785 - Polarimetric calibration of a remote sensor: Described are methods and systems for vicarious polarimetric calibration and performance validation of a remote sensor. The system includes a plurality of reflective mirrors configured and arranged to reflect radiation from a source of radiation onto the remote sensor with accurately known polarimetric properties. Each of the reflective mirrors are... Agent: Raytheon Company
20140055787 - Multi-angle colorimeter: A multi-angle colorimeter employs a multi-angle mode and a symmetrical arrangement mode in an optical arrangement. Light detection on both sides of the symmetrical arrangement is performed by a single photodetector unit. The photodetector unit is used on both sides, and thus, the device becomes simpler, without any impact on... Agent:
20140055788 - Method and apparatus for angular-resolved spectroscopic lithography characterization: An apparatus and method to determine a property of a substrate by measuring, in the pupil plane of a high numerical aperture lens, an angle-resolved spectrum as a result of radiation being reflected off the substrate. The property may be angle and wavelength dependent and may include the intensity of... Agent: Asml Netherlands B.v.
20140055791 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: The present application describes the acquisition of a tomographic image indicating a polarization state of a subject; a region is extracted from the tomographic image; and a first index indicating a first form in the region and a second index indicating a second form in the region are displayed.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140055789 - Tomographic image generation apparatus having modulation and correction device and method of operating the same: A tomographic image generation apparatus includes a light source unit configured to emit light to be used for scanning an object; an optical control unit configured to control a direction of propagation of light; an optical coupler configured to divide and combine incident light; a plurality of optical systems optically... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140055790 - Variable wavelength surface emitting laser: A surface emitting laser includes a first laser, and a second laser, wherein each of the first laser and the second laser includes a light resonant cavity including a pair of reflecting mirrors, and a semiconductor layer configured to emit light and arranged inside the light resonant cavity, an oscillation... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140055792 - Estimating material properties using speckle statistics: A surface roughness value and a sub-surface scattering property of a material are estimated. The material is illuminated with a light beam with controlled coherence properties at multiple incident angles. Multiple speckle patterns are recorded, each speckle pattern being recorded for a respective one of the multiple incident angles. Both... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140055793 - Projection laser profiler: A laser profiler includes: a laser diode mounted within a substantially cylindrical housing; a conical mirror positioned upstream from the laser diode within the cylindrical housing; and a transparent shroud positioned to surround the conical mirror. A beam produced by the laser diode is directed to the conical mirror and... Agent: Jennison Corporation
20140055794 - Shape measurement apparatus, and shape measurement method: A shape measurement apparatus includes a distance measurement meter configured to emit and receive the beam in relation to the object; a beam deflection mechanism configured to deflect the beam from the distance measurement meter; and a control unit configured to determine at least one of a maximum beam deflection... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140055795 - Space imaging overlay inspection method and array substrate: Embodiments of the invention discloses a space imaging overlay inspection method and an array substrate; the method comprises: forming a thin film having a space imaging overlay mark by photolithography; when the thin film is a transparent thin film, performing a color developing treatment on the space imaging overlay mark... Agent: Beijing Boe Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.02/20/2014 > 22 patent applications in 20 patent subcategories.
20140049765 - System and method for field calibrating video and lidar subsystems using facial features: A system uses range and Doppler velocity measurements from a lidar subsystem and images from a video subsystem to estimate a six degree-of-freedom trajectory of a target. The video subsystem and the lidar subsystem may be aligned with one another by mapping the measurements of various facial features obtained by... Agent: Digital Signal Corporation
20140049766 - Illumination light shaping for a depth camera: Various embodiments of a time-of-flight (TOF) depth camera and methods for projecting illumination light into an image environment are disclosed. One example embodiment of a TOF depth camera includes a light source configured to generate coherent light; a first optical stage including an array of periodically-arranged lens elements positioned to... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20140049767 - Methods and systems for geometric phase unwrapping in time of flight systems: A phase-based TOF system is operated with N≧3 modulation frequencies fi. These frequencies can be changed during N time intervals that together define an exposure time for the TOF pixel array. Preferably N=3 and modulation frequencies f1, f2, f3 are used, where f1=αm1, f2=αm2, and f3=αm3, where m1, m2, and... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20140049768 - High-throughput single laser wave mixing detection methods and apparatus: This invention relates to methods and apparatus of a combination of a single laser wave mixing technology with a diagnostic flow technologies with embodiments describing capillary electrophoresis. The unique combination of these technologies along with minute detection levels not yet been seen in the field.... Agent:
20140049769 - System and method for detecting a face contour using a three-dimensional measurement system: A system uses range and Doppler velocity measurements from a lidar system and images from a video system to estimate a six degree-of-freedom trajectory of a target. The system may determine a skin area or face contour based on the 3D measurements from a lidar subsystem and information regarding the... Agent: Digital Signal Corporation
20140049770 - Determining absorption coefficients in a photoacoustic system: A physiological monitoring system may use photoacoustic sensing to determine physiological information of a subject. The photoacoustic monitoring system may use a light source, such as a modulated continuous wave laser diode, to provide a frequency modulated photonic signal (e.g., a chirp signal) to the subject. An acoustic detector may... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC
20140049771 - High-throughput multi laser wave mixing detection methods and apparatus: This invention relates to methods and apparatus of a combination of multi-laser wave mixing technology with diagnostic flow technologies with embodiments describing capillary electrophoresis. The unique combination of these technologies along with minute detection levels not yet been seen in the field.... Agent:
20140049772 - Apparatus and methods for locating source of and analyzing electromagnetic radiation: Detectors and methods for gathering, detecting and analyzing electromagnetic radiation are disclosed. A radiation detector includes one or more positive lenses to direct radiation to mirrors or to a photodetector. Coordinates of directed radiation are measured and interpreted to determine the angle of arrival. A color filter mosaic may be... Agent: Nanohmics, Inc.
20140049773 - Photon doppler velocimetry for laser bond inspection: Methods, systems, and apparatuses are disclosed for using Photon Doppler Velocimetry for laser bond inspection.... Agent:
20140049774 - Dew condensation detection method and device: A dew condensation detection device includes: a light emitting unit for emitting a light flux that travels along a dew condensation detection surface of a member having the dew condensation detection surface; a changing unit for changing a diameter of the light flux; and an optical detector for receiving the... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20140049775 - Measurement of serum lipoproteins: Although a more accurate estimate of a person's risk of cardiovascular disease can be made on the basis of the number of lipoprotein particles per unit volume in the person's blood, current methods all rely on measuring the mass of lipoprotein cholesterol per unit volume. It has been discovered that... Agent: Atherotech, Inc.
20140049776 - Multi-angle colorimeter: In a multi-angle colorimeter, a light detecting portion 40 includes a main light receiving window disposed in a predetermined position on a main geometry plane, and first and second auxiliary light receiving windows disposed on a secondary geometry plane, and a main photoelectric conversion element for converting a main component... Agent:
20140049777 - Multi-harmonic inline reference cell for optical trace gas sensing: A spectroscopic sensor and a spectroscopic method of determining a concentration of a sample are disclosed. The sensor is used in connection with a sample cell containing a sample. The sensor includes a coherent light source configured to transmit an interrogation light beam along an optical sample path directed towards... Agent: The Trustees Of Princeton University
20140049778 - Device and a method for detecting a transmittivity spectrum of a light guiding plate: A detect device and a detect method for transmittivity spectrum of the light guiding plate are provided. The detect device comprises a mixing cavity unit for providing a linear light source with continuous spectrum to a light guiding plate to be detected; a light guiding plate placing unit located at... Agent: Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.
20140049779 - Determining material properties using speckle statistics: A property of a material is determined. The material is illuminated with a light beam of controlled spectral and coherence properties. A stack of speckle field images is recorded from speckle fields reflected from the illuminated material in multiple spectral channels. The stack of speckle field images includes multiple speckle... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140049780 - Low noise resonator fiber optic gyro: A low-noise resonator fiber-optic gyroscope is provided. The low-noise resonator fiber-optic gyroscope includes at least one laser to output a reference optical beam, a first-optical-beam frequency controller to modulate the first optical beam at a first-modulation frequency, a second-optical-beam frequency controller to modulate the second optical beam at a second-modulation... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20140049781 - Method and system for optical coherence tomography: In order to assure an examination of the object in the case of medical applications that is as reliable as possible, an interpolation of the initial image values of the at least two two-dimensional initial images (S) is performed in three-dimensional space, wherein interpolation values are obtained that form a... Agent: Agfa Healthcare Nv
20140049782 - Interferometric encoder systems: A method for determining information about changes along a degree of freedom of an encoder scale includes directing a first beam and a second beam along different paths and combining the first and second beams to form an output beam, where the first and second beams are derived from a... Agent: Zygo Corporation
20140049783 - System, method and computer program for receiving a light beam: The invention relates to a system (21) for receiving a light beam, comprising an array of light sensors (26). The system also comprises a pixelated light switch array (24), in which each switch is adapted to receive at least one portion of the light beam and direct it to the... Agent: Universitat PolitÈ Cnica De Catalunya
20140049784 - Device for optically scanning and measuring an environment: A laser scanner optically scans and measures an environment, the laser scanner having a base resting in the stationary reference system of the laser scanner, a measuring head rotatable about a vertical axis relative to the base, a measuring head rotatable relative to the base about a vertical axis, a... Agent: Faro Technologies, Inc.
20140049785 - Method of measuring surface structure of display device: A method of measuring a surface structure of a display device is provided. The display device includes first and second substrates, first and second patterned light-shielding layers, and first and second pixel units. The first patterned light-shielding layer disposed on a surface of the first substrate includes first openings. The... Agent: Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Ltd.
20140049786 - Method for measuring the length of an electric cable that uses an optical fibre element as a sensor: A method of measuring the length of an electric cable, includes providing an electric cable having a cable length and including a cable neutral axis, and a fibre unit longitudinally extending along the cable and including an optical fibre arranged substantially along the neutral axis, wherein the optical fibre is... Agent:02/13/2014 > 26 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories.
20140043597 - Distance measuring system: A distance measuring system comprises a radiation source, a radiation detector, a measuring lens system, a first damping filter, a second damping filter and an actuator. The radiation source is constructed to emit optical radiation and the radiation detector is constructed to detect optical radiation. The measuring lens system is... Agent: Trimble Jena Gmbh
20140043598 - System architecture design for time-of-flight system having reduced differential pixel size, and time-of-flight systems so designed: Embodiments of the present invention provide methods to produce a high performance, feature rich TOF system, phase-based or otherwise using small TOF pixels, single-ended or preferably differential, as well as TOF systems so designed. IC chip area required for pixels is reduced by intelligently off-loading or removing from within the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20140043599 - Shack-hartmann sensor and wavefront measuring method utilizing the same: A wavefront measuring method using a Shack-Hartmann sensor includes the steps of provisionally determining one of a plurality of light receiving elements as a center-of-gravity position in a spot having a light intensity distribution of light condensed on the light receiving element, calculating a distance between the provisionally determined center-of-gravity... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140043600 - Optical testing method and system for 3d display product: An optical testing method and system for 3D display products are disclosed, the method comprising: the 3D display product to be tested displaying white light and/or black light, a left eye lens and a right eye lens receiving white light signals and/or black light signals of left eye pixels and... Agent:
20140043601 - Image forming apparatus, inspection apparatus, and inspection method: In an image forming apparatus, an error detection mark is formed by using an image forming unit on the surface of a carrier along a detection line passing through an exposure position in a carrier moving direction. The error detection mark includes a first mark and a second mark spaced... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20140043602 - Apparatus and method for inspecting an object: An apparatus and method for optically inspecting an object, comprising an object carrier for carrying the object, a pattern generating unit for illuminating the object with a measurement pattern, an image capture unit for capturing a number of images of the object, imaging optics for influencing a light beam path... Agent: Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik Gmbh
20140043603 - Surface inspecting apparatus having double recipe processing function: In order to enable an evaluation for changing parameters without stopping the inspection of a magnetic disk in production lines, the surface inspecting apparatus illuminates a sample with light while rotating the sample and moving the same in a direction perpendicular to the axis of rotation, detects light reflected/scattered in... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20140043604 - Inspection device and method for a single-dose casing for a substantially transparent container for a substantially transparent liquid: An inspection assembly for inspecting an at least partially transparent single-dose casing of the envelope type, in which there is arranged a substantially transparent container for containing a substantially transparent liquid. The assembly includes a substantially point-like light source and a diffusive screen. The container is provided between the light... Agent:
20140043605 - Sers-active structure, fabrication method thereof, and sers system comprising the same: A SERS-active structure includes a substrate, at least one metal nanoparticle, a dielectric layer and a metal nanolayer. The metal nanoparticles are disposed on the substrate. The substrate and the metal nanoparticles are covered by the dielectric layer, so that the dielectric layer forms a recessed portion with a dihedral... Agent: National Tsing Hua University
20140043606 - Stimulated raman scattering detection apparatus: The stimulated Raman scattering detection apparatus includes first and second light pulse generators (1, 2) respectively generating first and second light pulses with first and second pulse periods, an optical system combining the first and second light pulses and focusing the combined light pulses onto a sample, and a detector... Agent: Cannon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140043607 - System and method for detecting oil or gas underground using light scattering spectral analyses: A method for detecting crude oil or gas in a drilling sample includes introducing a drilling sample into a sample solution containing nano particles, illuminating the sample solution comprising the drilling sample and the nano particles by a laser beam, collecting light scattered by the drilling sample and the nano... Agent: Opto Trace (suzhou) Technologies, Inc.
20140043608 - Optical system polarizer calibration: An apparatus to calibrate a polarizer in a polarized optical system at any angle of incidence. The apparatus decouples the polarization effect of the system from the polarization effect of the sample. The apparatus includes a substrate with a polarizer disposed on the surface. An indicator on the substrate indicates... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation
20140043609 - Method for using polarization gating to measure a scattering sample: Described herein are systems, devices, and methods facilitating optical characterization of scattering samples. A polarized optical beam can be directed to pass through a sample to be tested. The optical beam exiting the sample can then be analyzed to determine its degree of polarization, from which other properties of the... Agent: Ut-battelle, LLC
20140043610 - Apparatus for inspecting a measurement object with triangulation sensor: An apparatus for inspecting a measurement object, comprising a workpiece support for receiving the measurement object and a measuring head carrying an optical sensor. The measuring head and workpiece support are movable relative to one another. The optical sensor has an objective and a camera for capturing an image of... Agent: Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik Gmbh
20140043612 - Method and apparatus for analyzing, identifying or imaging a target: An apparatus for analyzing, identifying or imaging an target including first and second laser beams coupled to a pair of photoconductive switches to produce CW signals in one or more bands in a range of frequencies greater than 100 GHz focused on and transmitted through or reflected from the target;... Agent: Emcore Corporation
20140043611 - Nanophotonic light-field sensor: A light field sensor for a 4D light field camera has a layer of nanoscale resonator detector elements, such as silicon nanoshells, below a layer of dielectric microlenses. By taking advantage of photonic nanojets in the microlenses and circulating resonances in nanoshells, the light field camera sensor achieves improved sensitivity,... Agent:
20140043614 - On-fiber optomechanical cavity based sensor: A system for measurement of environmental parameters, using an optomechanical cavity in the end of an optical fiber. A single unmodulated CW laser excites the cavity, which has one reflective element fixed within the end of the fiber and the facing reflector being the surface of a mechanical element, supported... Agent:
20140043613 - Reflective material sensor: Described herein is a sensor for sensing reflective material. The sensor includes a housing with a transparent window and a sensor mount located in the housing and angled away from a housing wall. A radiation emitter is mounted in the sensor mount and emits radiation along an axis through the... Agent:
20140043616 - Method and apparatus for providing image data for constructing an image of a region of a target object: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method (200) of providing image data for constructing an image of a region of a target object, comprising detecting, by at least one detector (40), at least a portion of radiation scattered by a target object (30) with the incident radiation (10) or... Agent: Phase Focus Limited
20140043615 - System, apparatus and method for emittance control and suppressing stray light: A system, apparatus and method employing carbon nanotubes on substrates such as silicon, titanium, copper, stainless steel and other substrates, where the carbon nanotubes are blacker than existing paints and coatings, thereby providing an exponential increase in stray light suppression depending on the number of bounces of such treated surfaces.... Agent:
20140043617 - Measurement apparatus and measurement method: The present invention provides a measurement apparatus which measures a shape of a test object, including a detection unit configured to detect interference light between reference light from a reference surface and test light from the test object, thereby obtaining an interference image, and a processing unit configured to perform... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140043618 - Coherence gated doppler motion sensor and medical applications: A motion sensor applicable to medical procedures includes a source of light with a wavelength bandwidth and an optical detector. A first optical coupler terminates in a first probe tip and couples the light into the first probe tip. A second optical coupler terminates in a second probe tip and... Agent: University Of Maryland, College Park
20140043620 - Apparatus which estimates inside of object and method of estimating inside of object: An apparatus which estimates an inside of an object, includes: a first obtaining unit which obtains light path models and a first light intensity distribution, based on an assumption that a first object includes no second object, distribution; a second obtaining unit which obtains a second light intensity distribution which... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20140043619 - Chromatic confocal scanning apparatus: A chromatic confocal scanning apparatus comprises a light source for producing light rays comprising a plurality of wavelengths, a first screen having an open elongated slit which allows a strip of light rays produced from the light source to pass through the slit and a cylindrical objective lens both to... Agent:
20140043621 - Surface features characterization: Provided herein is an apparatus, including a photon detector array configured to receive photons scattered from features in a surface of an article; and a characterization means for characterizing the features in the surface of the article, wherein the characterization means contrasts signals from the photon detector array corresponding to... Agent:
20140043622 - System for measuring the position and movement of an object: The disclosure relates to a system for measuring the position of an object in a measurement volume, including: an optical angular measurement device, disposed with static optics, configured for measurement of the an azimuth and elevation angle of the object in the measurement volume with respect to the optical angular... Agent: Nikon Metrology N.v.02/06/2014 > 25 patent applications in 18 patent subcategories.
20140036252 - Coherent doppler lidar for measuring altitude, ground velocity, and air velocity of aircraft and spaceborne vehicles: A Doppler lidar sensor system includes a laser generator that produces a highly pure single frequency laser beam, and a frequency modulator that modulates the laser beam with a highly linear frequency waveform. A first portion of the frequency modulated laser beam is amplified, and parts thereof are transmitted through... Agent: U.s.a. As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration
20140036253 - Method and system for improving precision of element measurement based on laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy: The present invention provides a method and a system for improving the precision of element measurement based on laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy. The method comprises: press-forming a sample to be measured with a tablet press; making a hole on or immediately above a surface of the press formed sample; forming a... Agent: Tsinghua University
20140036255 - Oil in water analyzer: An oil in water analyzer for measuring the concentration of hydrocarbons in an effluent stream. The oil in water analyzer has a valve system for acquiring a sample from an effluent stream. An extraction device is used for mixing a known volume of a solvent and the sample to produce... Agent: Phillips 66 Company
20140036254 - Optical polarization shift measuring system: A non-invasive device for measuring concentration levels of optically active substances, such as glucose, by determination of polarization plane turn angle in the infrared spectrum. Instant embodiments, measuring optical polarization shift, include a narrow-band optical source having a first linear polarizer; substantially illuminated by the source, a sample stage capable... Agent:
20140036256 - Method for distinguishing optical fiber and method for fusion-splicing optical fibers: In an event of fusion-splicing end surfaces 1a, 3a of a pair of optical fibers 1, 3 to each other, a type of each of the optical fibers is distinguished from an image obtained by imaging an end surface of the optical fiber. A brightness pattern of the end surface... Agent: Fujikura Ltd.
20140036257 - Analyzer instrument and methods for operating same: An instrument for optically measuring at least one property of a test medium, includes a light source for emission of light, a light management unit for guiding the light onto and/or into and through a detection space in the test medium, a light detection unit for detecting a fraction of... Agent:
20140036258 - Optical transmission line connection system and optical transmission line connection method: An optical transmission line connection system includes a light source unit that outputs laser light, a pump light generation unit that allows the laser light outputted from the light source unit to pass through one end of an optical transmission line and be made incident on one end of another... Agent: Tokyo Institute Of Technology
20140036259 - Observation apparatus capable of detecting distal end position of insertion module using external light: An insertion module inserted into inside of an observed object includes a light-source light emitting module, around its distal end, configured to emitted light from a light source and a detector, provided close to the distal end, configured to detect a light quantity of incident visible light. A controller controls... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20140036260 - Method and system for optically inspecting parts: A method and system for optically inspecting parts are provided wherein the system includes a part transfer subsystem including a transfer mechanism adapted to receive and support a part at a loading station and to transfer the supported part so that the part travels along a first path which extends... Agent: Gii Acquisition, LLC Dba General Inspection, LLC
20140036261 - Optical bend measurement apparatus: An optical bend measurement apparatus includes a light source unit configured to supply measurement light, an optical transmission body configured to transmit the measurement light, a optical characteristic change members provided in different portions of the optical transmission body, and a photodetection unit configured to detect light output from the... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20140036263 - Apparatus for performing spectroscopy having a porous membrane: According to an example, an apparatus for performing spectroscopy includes a structure having an opening. The apparatus also includes a plurality of surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) elements positioned within the structure and a porous membrane covering the opening and the plurality of SERS elements. The porous membrane is to allow... Agent:
20140036262 - Electronic and plasmonic enhancement for surface enhanced raman spectroscopy: An apparatus for surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy includes a substrate, a nanostructure and a plasmonic material. The nanostructure and the plasmonic material are integrated together to provide electronic and plasmonic enhancement to a Raman signal produced by electromagnetic radiation scattering from an analyte.... Agent:
20140036264 - Apparatus and methods for concentration determination using polarized light: Methods and apparatus for concentration determination using polarized light. The apparatus includes a first polarized light source having a first light source polarization axis and a second polarized light source having a second light source polarization axis generally perpendicular to the first light source polarization axis. Also, a first polarized... Agent: Deka Products Limited Partnership
20140036265 - Position measurment apparatus for measuring position of mobile object on the basis of refelected wave: A reflector apparatus includes reflectors, which respectively radiate reflected waves in predetermined polarization directions. A polarized wave information reading circuit fixed to a moving body radiates a radio wave toward the reflecting apparatus from a transmitting antenna, receives reflected waves from the reflecting apparatus, and generates a received level difference... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20140036266 - Polishing monitoring method, polishing method, and polishing monitoring apparatus: A method accurately monitors the progress of polishing and accurately detects the polishing end point. The method includes directing light to the substrate during polishing of the substrate, receiving reflected light from the substrate, measuring an intensity of the reflected light at each wavelength, and producing a spectrum indicating a... Agent: Ebara Corporation
20140036267 - Optical technique for chemical and biochemical analysis: Structures and methods are described for optical detection of physical, chemical and/or biological samples. An optical detection structure may include a LED source, multiple filters and single or multiple sample areas. A detector may be used to record a fluorescence signal. The sample area may allow the introduction of removable... Agent:
20140036268 - Composite substrate, lspr sensor including the same, method of using lspr sensor, and detection method using lspr sensor: A composite substrate is described, including a laminate of a metal fine-particle dispersed layer and a light transmission layer. The metal fine-particle dispersed layer includes a matrix having a solid framework and voids therein, and metal fine-particles immobilized in the solid framework. The solid framework has a 3D network structure... Agent: Nippon Steel & Sumikin Chemical Co., Ltd.
20140036270 - Optoelectronic methods and devices for detection of analytes: Herein are disclosed optoelectronic methods and devices for detecting the presence of an analyte. Such methods and devices may comprise at least one sensing element that is responsive to the presence of an analyte of interest and that may be interrogated optically by the use of at least one light... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20140036269 - System and assessment of reflective objects along a roadway: A system for the assessment of reflective surfaces disposed along a roadway repeatedly illuminates an area along the roadway that includes at least one reflective surface using a light source. Multiple light intensity values are measured over a field of view which includes at least a portion of the area... Agent:
20140036271 - Probe apparatus for measuring depth-limited properties with low-coherence enhanced backscattering: Low-coherence enhanced backscattering (LEBS) spectroscopy is an angular resolved backscattering technique that is sensitive to sub-diffusion light transport length scales in which infoniiation about the scattering phase function is preserved. Lens-based and lens-free fiber optic LEBS probes are described that are capable of measuring optical properties of a target tissue... Agent:
20140036272 - Laser speckle microrheometer for measuring mechanical properties of biological tissue: Volumetric distribution of a micromechanical parameter of a biological tissue, such as viscoelastic parameter or tissue stiffness, is determined, with microscopic resolution, from optical data representing light scattered by sequential layers of the tissue and, optionally, displayed to visualization. A particular layer of the tissue is defined through coherence-gating of... Agent:
20140036273 - Interferometer for tsv measurement and measurement method using same: Provided herein is a TSV measuring interferometer that uses a variable field stop that adjusts such that a light is focused at an inlet and at a bottom surface of a TSV when measuring a diameter and depth of the TSV, thereby reducing a measurement time and result data, the... Agent: Snu Precision Co Ltd
20140036274 - Apparatus and method for calculating a wafer position in a processing chamber under process conditions: An apparatus for processing a wafer including a reaction chamber having a reaction space for processing the wafer, a susceptor positioned within the reaction chamber and having a sidewall, at least one light source positioned outside of the reaction space, at least one window in the reaction chamber, and wherein... Agent: AsmIPHolding B.v.
20140036275 - Measuring device and measuring method: A measuring device may include a housing having an opening where a substrate is carried in; a first sensor including a first light output part emitting first light to the substrate and a first light receiving part sensing the first light reflected from the substrate; a second sensor including a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140036276 - Sensing specimen gripper: Systems and methods for system for gripping a specimen container are disclosed. The system comprises a plurality of gripper fingers, a processor, and a system for gathering data related to a specimen container. Data related to a specimen container, such as detection of the presence of a specimen container within... Agent: Beckman Coulter, Inc.Previous industry: Photocopying
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