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Optics: measuring and testing

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02/05/2015 > 32 patent applications in 25 patent subcategories.

20150036119 - Multiple synchronized optical sources for time-of-flight range finding systems: TOF system optical power is augmented using auxiliary optical emitter unit(s) that may be a wireless (WOE), or a plug-wired (PWOE). WOE units sense emitted TOF system optical energy Sout and emit optical energy Sout-n preferably dynamically synchronized in frequency and in phase to Sout as received by the WOE.... Agent:

20150036120 - Method and arrangement for measuring blowing structures of a prestressed disc: A method for measuring blowing structures of a prestressed disc is described. The method has the steps of: (a) irradiating at least one analysis area of the disc with linearly polarized light from a radiation source at an angle of incidence and recording an image at least of the analysis... Agent:

20150036121 - Method for measuring the scattered light of particles in a medium: m

20150036124 - Apparatus for sensor with configurable coil and associated methods: An apparatus includes a network of switchable coils suspended in a magnetic field, wherein a topology of the network of switchable coils may be configured to change at least one characteristic of a sensor, and an optical detector to detect displacement of the coil in response to a stimulus. The... Agent:

20150036123 - Apparatus for sensor with improved power consumption and associated methods: A sensor includes a coil suspended in a magnetic field, and a light source to produce a light output in response to a current, wherein a duty cycle and/or pulse-repetition frequency of the current is configurable. The sensor further includes an optical detector to use the light output of the... Agent:

20150036122 - Fib-sem array tomography: Methods and devices for magnified imaging of three-dimensional samples are disclosed. The methods include imaging sample sections of a sample section series using a first particle-optical device. Coordinates of the imaged sample point are acquired and stored in such a way that the coordinates of the imaged sample point can... Agent:

20150036125 - Sensor for monitoring a medium: The invention relates to sensors for monitoring a medium, comprising an electromagnetic radiation source and a detector of electromagnetic radiation, the medium being located in the ray path between the electromagnetic radiation source and the detector and the refraction varying when the medium varies. The sensors are characterized by their... Agent: Ab Elektronik Sachsen Gmbh

20150036126 - Semiconductor integrated circuit for optical sensor: There is provided a semiconductor integrated circuit for an optical sensor for receiving environmental light through a cover member that attenuates visible light and transmits infrared light and a collecting lens, performing luminosity factor correction based on an amount of received light, and detecting an illuminance, wherein the semiconductor integrated... Agent: Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150036127 - Blade inspection apparatus: A blade inspection apparatus inspects a plurality of blades periodically disposed on a periphery of a rotating shaft of a rotor of an engine and rotated on the rotating shaft. The blade inspection apparatus has a borescope having an insertion portion in which an observation optical system is provided, fixtures... Agent:

20150036128 - Inspection apparatus: b

20150036129 - Inspection apparatus: An inspection apparatus is capable for inspecting at least one light-emitting device. The inspection apparatus includes a working machine and an inspection light source. The inspection light source is disposed on the working machine and located above the light-emitting device. A dominant wavelength of the inspection light source is smaller... Agent:

20150036130 - Fixture for endoscopic inspection: A fixture 4 for endoscopic inspection is provided with insertion direction regulating portions for regulating an access direction of an insertion portion of an endoscope fixed to an access port for an endoscope of an engine and connecting an external access port disposed on an exterior cover of the engine... Agent:

20150036131 - Handheld diagnostic system with chip-scale microscope and disposable sample holder having built-in reference features: A handheld diagnostic system may include a disposable sample holder and an analysis module having a chip-scale microscope. The sample holder may have a transparent portion that may be inserted into the analysis module. The transparent portion may have test chambers for containing respective portions of a biological sample. The... Agent:

20150036132 - Metal-dielectric-cnt nanowires for surface-enhanced raman spectroscopy: A sensor with a substrate includes nanowires extending vertically from the substrate, a hafnia coating on the nanowires that provides hafnia coated nanowires, and a noble metal coating on the hafnia coated nanowires. The top of the hafnia and noble metal coated nanowires bent onto one another to create a... Agent:

20150036133 - Optical sensor and electronic apparatus: To provide an optical sensor, an electronic apparatus, etc. that suppress reduction of spectroscopic characteristics. The optical sensor includes a light receiving element, an optical filter 140 that transmits a light having a specific wavelength of incident lights with respect to a light receiving region of the light receiving element,... Agent:

20150036134 - Physical quantity measuring system and physical quantity measuring method: A physical quantity measuring system includes an optical source which emits a measurement light to fiber Bragg grating (FBG) lines containing FBGs connected in cascade by an optical fiber, an optical switch including a common port for receiving the measurement light from the optical source, and input/output ports connected to... Agent: Anritsu Corporation

20150036135 - Optical scanning: Disclosed are apparatus, kits, methods, and systems that include a radiation source configured to direct radiation to a sample; a detector configured to measure radiation from the sample; an electronic processor configured to determine information about the sample based on the measured radiation; a housing enclosing the source, the detector,... Agent: Thermo Scientific Portable Analyticat Instruments Inc.

20150036136 - System and method for characterizing crude oil fractions: A system for characterizing crude oil fractions includes a maltenes sample reservoir, a first solvent reservoir, a second solvent reservoir, and a third solvent reservoir. The system further includes a valve in fluid communication with the first solvent reservoir, the second solvent reservoir, and the third solvent reservoir and a... Agent:

20150036137 - Alignment of optical components: Alignment of a near field transducer (NFT) optical input coupler and a light emitting device involves providing excitation radiation from an excitation light source through an optical input coupler to the NFT and filtering output radiation from the NFT using a short wavelength pass optical filter. The optical input coupler... Agent: Seagate Technology LLC

20150036138 - Analyzing and correlating spectra, identifying samples and their ingredients, and displaying related personalized information: Obtaining two spectra from the same sample under two different conditions at about the same time for comparison, where at least one of the spectra measures magnitudes of electromagnetic radiation on at least four different ranges or weightings of wavelengths or frequencies. Classifying a sample using these spectra obtained by... Agent: Tellspec Inc.

20150036140 - Color detection system for display: A color detection system includes a motherboard, a detection device, and a detection card. The detection device comprises a display unit and a memory unit storing a first color frequency setting value. The display unit displays a first color according to the color frequency setting value. The detection card includes... Agent:

20150036139 - Miniature light sensing assembly: The present invention provides a miniature light sensing assembly comprising a light sensing device, a computing device and a connecting member. The light sensing device comprises a main body having an entrance, a light detecting unit disposed in the main body and receiving light travelling through the entrance, a processing... Agent: Asense Tek Inc.

20150036141 - Method and apparatus for scanning 3d dosimeters: The present invention discloses a device to measure optical properties of a three-dimensional transparent dosimeter, and a method to use the device to produce a valid, reproducible, and quantitative image of optical properties across essentially the entire volume of the transparent dosimeter. The invention provides significant and useful improvements over... Agent:

20150036142 - Metrology systems and methods: Various metrology systems and methods are provided. One metrology system includes a light source configured to produce a diffraction-limited light beam, an apodizer configured to shape the light beam in the entrance pupil of illumination optics, and optical elements configured to direct the diffraction-limited light beam from the apodizer to... Agent:

20150036143 - Rain sensor: A rain sensor equipped to a transparent substrate includes a light emitter emitting irradiation lights toward the transparent substrate, light receivers receiving reflected lights of the irradiation lights being reflected on the transparent substrate, a defining section defining an incident angle of each reflected light with respect to each light... Agent:

20150036144 - Rotation angle measurement device and rotation angle measurement method: A rotation angle measurement device includes: relative angle detection means including a reference support whose rotation is regulated in a fixed range in an arbitrary direction of a rotation axis, and a driving rotating body which is coupled to the reference support and is axially supported so as to be... Agent: Tokyo Seimitsu Co., Ltd.

20150036145 - Twin-focus photothermal correlation spectroscopy method and device for the characterization of dynamical processes in liquids and biomaterials with the help of absorbing markers: The invention relates to a method and a device for twin-focus photothermal correlation spectroscopy for the characterization of dynamical processes in liquids and biomaterials with the help of absorbing markers. Thereby non-fluorescent absorbing nano objects are heated by an intensity-modulated heating laser which leads to a refractive index gradient lens... Agent: Universit&#xe4 T Leipzig

20150036146 - Oct probes and oct optical probe component for use therein: An OCT optical probe component comprising: A rod having a first end and a second end, a lens situated proximate to the second end of the rod, the lens having a surface with an inner zone a, and an outer zone b, wherein the inner zone a is associated with... Agent:

20150036147 - Distributed microwave fabry-perot interferometer device and method: A device and method include a broadband light source in communication with a waveguide to provide a light signal for interrogating each of a plurality for sensors within the waveguide. An analyzer modulates the light signal with a microwave signal and demodulates and evaluates light signals reflected by the sensors.... Agent:

20150036148 - Wavefront measurement method, shape measurement method, optical element manufacturing method, optical apparatus manufacturing method, program, and wavefront measurement apparatus: A wavefront measurement method includes the steps of causing object light to be incident on a Shack-Hartmann sensor, capturing a first spot image under an image pickup condition, calculating data of first spot positions that correspond to the first spot image, calculating second spot positions by simulating a second spot... Agent:

20150036149 - System for controlling an optical surface to be measured: A system (10) for controlling an optical surface to be measured relatively to an optical reference surface, the control system (10) including a first optical element (36) provided with a first optical axis and able to introduce a first phase function into the phase of an incident beam, and a... Agent:

20150036150 - Blade inspection apparatus and blade inspection method: A blade inspection apparatus has a borescope and a PC. The borescope has a distance sensor for detecting an insertion length when an insertion section of the borescope is inserted through a hole provided in a casing in which a rotor of an engine is housed, an acceleration sensor for... Agent:

  
01/29/2015 > 32 patent applications in 27 patent subcategories.

20150029487 - Detection apparatus and vehicle: A detection apparatus attachable to a structure includes a transmission unit to transmit a transmission signal; a receiving unit to receive a reflection signal of the transmission signal reflected from a detection target; and a detection processing unit to detect the detection target based on the reflection signal. The structure... Agent:

20150029489 - Measuring device having a scanning functionality and a single-point measurement mode: Embodiments described herein relate to a measuring device, comprising a base that defines a vertical axis, an assembly that can be pivoted about the vertical axis relative to the base, and a beam deflecting unit for varying the orientation of a measurement axis, wherein the beam deflecting unit can be... Agent:

20150029488 - Measuring system and operating method thereof: A measuring system includes a smart terminal and a measuring device. The smart terminal includes a first power source module, a first processor, a first wireless communication unit and a memory. The measuring device includes a measuring module, a second power source module and a second wireless communication unit. The... Agent: Chervon Intellectual Property Limited

20150029486 - Method and apparatus for detecting distance between vehicles: Disclosed herein is an apparatus for detecting a lead distance between a user vehicle and a target vehicle in front thereof. The apparatus includes first and second position sensitive devices (PSD) arranged in the user vehicle orthogonal to the distance and each having first and second light receivers configured to... Agent: Idor Co., Ltd.

20150029490 - Laser scanning device: A laser scanning device includes a light source and a light scanner that scans a laser light emitted from the laser light source. The light source emits the laser light so that the laser light is incident to the light scanner from a plurality of directions.... Agent:

20150029491 - Apparatus for microfluid detection: A apparatus for microfluid detection for detecting a sample fluid including a plurality of magnetic particles is provided. The apparatus for microfluid detection includes a microfluidic chip and a magnetic generating module. The microfluidic chip includes a substrate and microfluidic channels, wherein the sample fluid is carried by a carry... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20150029492 - Measurement of total hemoglobin in whole blood: A method for determining total hemoglobin concentration in a blood sample comprising spectrophotometric analysis of a blood sample at two wavelengths and determining a ratio of the detected radiation at a first wavelength to the detected radiation at a second wavelength; and determining a concentration of total hemoglobin in the... Agent:

20150029494 - Atmospheric molecular contamination control with local purging: A local purging tool for purging a portion of a surface of a wafer with purging gas is disclosed. The purging tool includes a purging chamber configured to contain purging gas within a cavity of the purging chamber, a permeable portion of a surface of the purging chamber configured to... Agent:

20150029493 - Method and device for measuring the centricity of a conductor in an insulating casing: A method for measuring the centricity of a conductor in an insulating casing, in which the string formed by the conductor with its insulating casing is moved along a conveying direction. A device for measuring the centricity of a conductor in an insulating casing includes an inductive measuring apparatus, first... Agent: Sikora Ag

20150029495 - Diagnostic module: A diagnostic module may include an inspection device, a cleaning device, and in various other examples, a verification device. The inspection device may inspect an optical fiber end-face of an optical fiber. The cleaning device may clean the optical fiber end-face of the optical fiber. The diagnostic module may automatically... Agent:

20150029496 - Method of deposition monitoring: The invention provides methods and compositions for measuring the formation of scale within a process system. The method involves measuring changes in the cell fouling as reflected on the refraction index measurements of a liquid medium with a refractometer and determining the scale formation from changes in the cell fouling... Agent: Ecolab Usa Inc.

20150029497 - Systems and methods for measuring high-intensity light beams: Systems and methods for measuring an intensity characteristic of a light beam are disclosed. The methods include directing the light beam into a prism assembly that includes a thin prism sandwiched by two transparent plates, and reflecting a portion of the light beam by total-internal-reflection surface to an integrating sphere... Agent: Ultratech, Inc.

20150029498 - Monitoring changes in photomask defectivity: A reticle that is within specifications is inspected so as to generate a baseline event indicating a location and a size value for each unusual reticle feature. After using the reticle in photolithography, the reticle is inspected so as to generate a current event indicating a location and a size... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation

20150029499 - Auto-focus system and methods for die-to-die inspection: Disclosed are methods and apparatus for detecting defects in a semiconductor sample having a plurality of identically designed areas. An inspection tool is used to construct an initial focus trajectory for a first swath of the sample. The inspection tool is then used to scan the first swath by following... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation

20150029500 - Borescope steering adjustment system and method: Systems and methods provided herein. In one embodiment, a borescope system includes a probe to capture images and a display a settings menu, measurements, the images captured by the probe, or any combination thereof. In addition, the borescope system a processor programmed to display a user interface to enable a... Agent: General Electric Company

20150029501 - Optical cup: The present invention relates to a system for conducting the identification and quantification of micro-organisms, e.g., bacteria in biological samples. More particularly, the invention relates to a system comprising a disposable cartridge and an optical cup or cuvette having a tapered surface; wherein the walls are angled to allow for... Agent:

20150029502 - Spr sensor cell, and spr sensor: The present invention provides an SPR sensor cell having very excellent detection sensitivity and an SPR sensor. The SPR sensor cell of the present invention includes a detection unit and a sample mounting portion adjacent to the detection unit, wherein the detection unit includes an under-cladding layer, a core layer... Agent:

20150029503 - Simplified compressive sensing spectral imager: A method for designing a spectral sensing device. The method includes: (1) performing computational operations on a computer, wherein the computational operations determine the positions of diffracted orders of an optical system model that models at least an array of light modulating elements and a diffraction grating, wherein the diffracted... Agent:

20150029504 - Fourier-transform interferometer with staircase reflective element: An apparatus for performing Raman spectral analysis of a sample is described, comprising a coherent light source, an first optical chain to direct the coherent light to impinge on the sample, a second optical chain to direct the scattered light onto a diffraction grating, and a third optical chain to... Agent: Wayne State University

20150029505 - Spark-induced breakdown spectroscopy electrode assembly: A spark-induced breakdown spectroscopy apparatus can have a housing with an inlet and an outlet that define an analyte flow path. A laser can define a laser pathway generally transverse to an intersecting the analyte flow path. A pair of electrodes, which can have insulating shields, can be mounted within... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

20150029506 - Method for determining sulfur content in fibers: The invention concerns methods for measuring sulfur content in a fiber or polymer resin sample comprising: a) contacting the sample with a solution comprising sodium hydroxide to convert sulfur to sodium sulfate, b) combusting the sample of step a) in a furnace to remove essentially all organic materials to produce... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company

20150029507 - Alignment method for optical axes of composite waveplate: An alignment method for optical axes of a composite waveplate includes rotating a rotatable waveplate, which rotates about a central axis with respect to a fixed waveplate, and adjusting the rotation angle thereof until the differences between the spectral parameters of the composite waveplate and ideal spectral parameters are smaller... Agent:

20150029508 - Sample analyzing apparatus, disease monitoring system, and method for managing data of sample analyzing apparatus: A sample analyzing apparatus comprising a measurement unit configured to measure samples obtained from subjects, an obtaining unit configured to obtain the presence or absence of a disease regarding each sample, a memory in which a measurement result obtained by the measurement unit and the presence or absence of the... Agent: Sysmex Corporation

20150029509 - Systems and methods for analyzing a multiphase fluid: A device is presented. The device includes an electromagnetic guiding device to provide electromagnetic radiation, a reflector that reflects a portion of the electromagnetic radiation to generate a reflected portion of the electromagnetic radiation, wherein the reflector is fully immersed in a multiphase fluid, and a processing subsystem that analyzes... Agent: General Electric Company

20150029510 - Toner-amount detection sensor: A toner-amount detection sensor includes a board, a sensor cover, a light emitter, a light receiver, a light-shielding wall, and two locking parts. The light emitter is surface-mounted on the board. The light receiver is surface-mounted on the board. The light-shielding wall is located between the light emitter and the... Agent:

20150029511 - Optical sensing system for determining the position and/or shape of an associated object: The present invention relates to an optical sensing system (1) for determining the position and/or shape of an associated object (O), the system comprises an optical fibers (10) having one or more optical fiber cores (9) with one or more fiber Bragg gratings (FBG, 8) extending along the full length... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20150029512 - Surface emitting laser and optical apparatus: A surface emitting laser comprises an upper reflecting mirror, a lower reflecting mirror, and an active layer located between those mirrors. A cavity of the surface emitting laser consists of the upper reflecting mirror and the lower reflecting mirror. In the surface emitting laser, a plurality of individual light receiving... Agent:

20150029513 - Systems, methods and computer-accessible medium which provide microscopic images of at least one anatomical structure at a particular resolution: Exemplary embodiments of systems and methods can be provided which can generate data associated with at least one portion of a sample. For example, at least one first radiation can be forwarded to the portion through at least one optical arrangement. At least one second radiation can be received from... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation

20150029514 - Method and system for on-line real-time measuring the surface topography and out-of-plane deformation by using phase-shifting shadow moire method: The present invention is directed to a system and method for on-line real-time measuring the surface topography and out-of-plane deformation by using phase-shifting shadow moiré method. Digital Phase-Shifting Shadow Moiré Method is applied to a system, which receives the reflected images from the surface of transparent or non-transparent plate projected... Agent: National Tsing Hua University

20150029515 - Laser device: The invention relates to a laser device, comprising a laser configured to generate laser light and a laser control module configured to receive at least a portion of the laser light generated by the laser, to generate a control signal and to feed the control signal back to the laser... Agent: Nkt Photonics A/s

20150029516 - Device for optically scanning and measuring an environment: A laser scanner device for optically scanning and measuring an environment includes a base, a measuring head which is rotatable relative to the base, and a mirror which is rotatably relative to the measuring head, wherein, in at least one operating mode, the laser scanner is mounted on a cart... Agent:

20150029517 - Method for measuring thickness of object: Methods for measuring a thickness of an object including acquiring at least one of a wavelength domain spectrum for an amplitude ratio (Ψ) and a phase difference (Δ) of reflected light from a film material, converting the wavelength domain spectrum into a 1/wavelength domain spectrum, acquiring a resulting spectrum by... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

  
01/22/2015 > 28 patent applications in 24 patent subcategories.

20150022800 - Lidar system: Methods and systems for using spectrally separated light pulses to collect more LIDAR information are presented. In one example, a laser pulse may be directed to a point on an object and a corresponding return light signal may be received. The return light signal may be wavelength separated into a... Agent:

20150022801 - Computer-implemented method of and system for teaching an untrained observer to evaluate a gemstone: A computer-implemented method teaches a user to evaluate a gemstone, such as a cut diamond. The method includes providing a computer system connected to an apparatus capable of capturing an image of a gemstone. The computer system is arranged to process a received image of a gemstone to determine one... Agent: Sarine Color Technologies Ltd.

20150022802 - Spectroscopy detection system and method for material identification: The present invention provides a method and system of chemical identification by using a short wavelength range of near infrared (NIR) such as in the range of near infrared (NIR) of about 600 to about 1100 nm. A silicon-detector can be used to measure the short wavelength of NIR region.... Agent:

20150022803 - Fiber signal loss event identification: A system includes a wavelength tunable laser to provide a first optical pulse of a first wavelength and a second optical pulse of a second wavelength to an optical fiber, a reflection detector to determine a first fiber attenuation curve from the first reflected pulse and a second fiber attenuation... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

20150022804 - Optical measuring apparatus and method of stereoscopic display device: An optical measuring apparatus for measuring optical characteristics of a stereoscopic display device includes a test image supplier for generating a 3D test signal, a 3D display for displaying left-eye image and/or right-eye image based on the 3D test signal supplied from the test image supplier, a image selection member... Agent: Lg Display Co., Ltd.

20150022805 - Laser with high quality, stable output beam, and long life high conversion efficiency non-linear crystal: An optical system for detecting contaminants and defects on a test surface includes an improved laser system for generating a laser beam and optics directing the laser beam along a path onto the test surface, and producing an illuminated spot thereon. A detector and ellipsoidal mirrored surface are also provided... Agent:

20150022806 - Defect inspection method and its device: To increase the illumination efficiency by facilitating the change of the incident angle of illumination light with a narrow illumination width according to an inspection object and enabling an illumination region to be effectively irradiated with light, provided is a defect inspection method for obliquely irradiating a sample mounted on... Agent:

20150022807 - Universal sample holder: This device is for holding samples during their preparation prior to imaging in the electron microscope. The design means it can be transferred between the light and electron microscopes as well as trimming devices used to prepare the final sample. It can also be used at both ambient and cryo... Agent:

20150022808 - 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:

20150022809 - Split field spectral imager: An apparatus for spectroscopic Doppler imaging comprises collection and focusing optics, a field splitter configured to form a composite image from multiple fields of view, and a Fabry-Perot etalon configured to spatially modulate the incoming light in order to analyze the spectral content of the light from spatially resolved regions... Agent: Utah State University Research Foundation

20150022810 - Spectrophotometer and image partial extraction device: A spectrophotometer in which output ends of optical fibers are one-dimensionally arrayed in a z-axis direction on an output end face of a fiber box. That is to say, a two-dimensional area image of a display screen picked up through input ends arranged at 10×10 lattice points on an input... Agent: Shimadzu Corporation

20150022811 - Compact hyperspectral imaging system: A lightweight, compact hyperspectral imaging system includes a fore-optics module and a wavelength-dispersing module. The imaging system may also include a detector, supporting electronics and a battery module. The fore-optics module may include a telescope with three or more mirrors, where the mirrors include a silver coating that provides high... Agent:

20150022812 - Inspection apparatus: An inspection apparatus comprising, a light source configured to illuminate a sample, a half-wavelength plate configured to transmit light transmitted through or reflected from the sample, a polarization beamsplitter, a first and second sensor configured to receive the light as a first and second optical image respectively transmitted through the... Agent: Nuflare Technology, Inc.

20150022813 - Cmos optical detector comprising plurality of optical elements for device for monitoring parameters of moving yarn on textile machines: A CMOS optical detector includes a plurality of optical elements for a device for detecting parameters of moving yarn or another linear textile formation on textile machines by means of a perpendicular projection of yarn onto individual optical elements of a sensor with the aid of one source of radiation.... Agent:

20150022814 - Method for monitoring at least one parameter of quality of yarn and/or parameters of sensor by electronic yarn cleaner: A method is provided for monitoring at least one yarn quality parameter and/or a parameter of a sensor by an electronic cleaner of yarn by means of an optical detector comprising a sensor with one or two rows of individual optical elements. The individual optical elements provide at their outputs... Agent:

20150022815 - Quantum chemical analysis: A new trend in chemical analysis is introduced including design of new instruments used for counting of molecules and enantiomers in a given solution. The method is mainly based on quantum optics and quantum chemistry which are the reasons for the expression “Quantum Chemical Analysis”. Where a modern technology of... Agent:

20150022816 - Atomic sensor physics package having optically transparent panes and external wedges: One embodiment is directed towards a physics package of an atomic sensor. The physics package includes a plurality of panes of optically transparent material enclosing a vacuum chamber and one or more wedges attached to an external surface of one or more of the panes. The physics package also includes... Agent:

20150022817 - Profilometer with partial coherence interferometer adapted for avoiding...: e

20150022819 - Fiber optic gyroscope dead band error suppression: Embodiments described herein provide a method of modulating an input light beam of a fiber optic coil of an IFOG. The method includes intermittently jumping the phase step of a feedback signal to suppress dead band. Jumping the phase step includes: creating a jumped phase step during a first cycle... Agent:

20150022818 - Laser-driven optical gyroscope with push-pull modulation: A system and method for reducing coherent backscattering-induced errors in an optical gyroscope is provided. A first time-dependent phase modulation is applied to a first laser signal and a second phase modulation is applied to a second laser signal. The phase-modulated first laser signal propagates in a first direction through... Agent:

20150022820 - Measuring device: A measuring device for the high-precision optical determination of distance or position includes a light source, at least one optical functional element in the form of a plane mirror or a measuring standard, and a detector system. At least two sub-beams are generated, of which at least one impinges on... Agent: Dr. Johannes Heidenhain Gmbh

20150022821 - Carrier adapter insert apparatus and carrier adapter insert detection methods: Methods, apparatus, and assemblies are provided for an adapter insert including an adapter frame including a support rail adapted to support one or more substrates in a substrate carrier, a frame extension coupled to, or integral with, the adapter frame, and a mapping feature formed on the frame extension and... Agent:

20150022822 - Illumination configurations for scatterometry measurements: Scatterometry measurement systems, illumination configurations and respective methods are provided, which comprise illumination beams that have vertical projections on a target plane comprising both a parallel component and a perpendicular component, with respect to a target measurement direction. The illumination beams propagate at an angle to the plane defined by... Agent:

20150022823 - Measuring device for thread parameters for threaded joints: Thread parameters for a threaded object are determined. Spatial reference systems (X, Y, Z) and (X′, Y′, Z′) are respectively identified for a position sensor and the threaded object. A transformation matrix describing a quadratic form representing the threaded object in (X, Y, Z) may be determined to relate the... Agent:

20150022824 - Method and apparatus for colour imaging a three-dimensional structure: A device for determining the surface topology and associated color of a structure, such as a teeth segment, includes a scanner for providing depth data for points along a two-dimensional array substantially orthogonal to the depth direction, and an image acquisition means for providing color data for each of the... Agent:

20150022825 - Positioning apparatus and method for distance measurement: A ball distance measuring system incorporates a support received over a reference ball. A reference on the support has a diameter differing from a diameter of the reference ball by a predetermined amount visually distinguishable from a circumference of the reference ball presenting an even visual separation confirming concentric coincidence... Agent:

20150022826 - Target apparatus and method: A target is provided having a retroreflector. A body is provided having a spherical exterior portion, the body containing a cavity. The cavity is sized to hold the retroreflector, the cavity open to the exterior of the body and having at least one surface opposite the opening, the retroreflector at... Agent:

20150022827 - Establishing a wear state of a cutting nozzle: Methods, systems, and devices for establishing a wear state of a cutting nozzle of a laser processing machine. An actual state of the cutting nozzle shape is established by a three-dimensional evaluation performed by a nozzle shape sensor and an associated controller. The established actual state of the cutting nozzle... Agent:

  
01/15/2015 > 31 patent applications in 25 patent subcategories.

20150015868 - Optoelectric sensor and method for the detection and distance determination of objects: An optoelectronic sensor (10) for distance determination comprises a transmitter (12) for transmitting a light beam (14) having a plurality of consecutive individual light pulses, a rotatable deflection unit (16) for deflecting the light beam (14), an angle measuring unit (28) for determining an angular position of the deflection unit... Agent: Sick Ag

20150015869 - Ladar backtracking of wake turbulence trailing an airborne target for point-of-origin estimation and target classification: A weapon-locating ladar system estimates a backward trajectory of an airborne target by using flow field measurements to follow the wake turbulence trailing the airborne target from a position at which the target is detected backwards until the wake is no longer observable. The system may use the backward trajectory... Agent: Raytheon Company

20150015870 - Overlay abnormality gating by z data: The present disclosure relates to a method of monitoring wafer topography. A position and orientation of a plurality first alignment shapes disposed on a surface of a wafer are measured. Wafer topography as a function of wafer position is modeled by subjecting the wafer to an alignment which simultaneously minimizes... Agent:

20150015871 - Microscope system and method for measuring refractive index of sample: A microscope system includes: a wavefront modulator that modulates a wavefront of light from a light source; an objective that irradiates a sample with light whose wavefront has been modulated by the wavefront modulator; a spherical aberration corrector that corrects spherical aberration caused by a difference between a refractive index... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20150015872 - Particle suspensions used as low-contrast standards for inspection of liquids: In certain embodiments, a method for validating the human visual inspection process or an optical analysis instrument for use with biological particles may include inspecting a standard particle solution using the optical analysis instrument. The standard particle solution may include a known concentration of standard particles suspended in solution with... Agent:

20150015873 - Inner diameter measuring device: An inner diameter measuring device, comprising an image pickup unit (2) provided at a base end of a frame unit (6) and for picking up an image of a forward end side, a centering unit (4) provided at a forward end of the frame unit, a laser beam diffusing unit... Agent:

20150015874 - Wafer and reticle inspection systems and methods for selecting illumination pupil configurations: In an optical inspection tool, an illumination aperture is opened at each of a plurality of aperture positions of an illumination pupil area one at a time across the illumination pupil area. For each aperture opening position, an incident beam is directed towards the illumination pupil area so as to... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation

20150015875 - Measuring device for measuring an illumination property: A measuring device (40) for measuring an illumination property of an illumination system (12), which is configured for two-dimensional irradiation of a substrate (24) arranged in an illumination plane (21) with illumination radiation (20). Two differing measurement beam paths (52, 54) are formed in the measuring device, each arranged to... Agent:

20150015876 - Luminescence reference standards: The present teachings provide for systems, and components thereof, for detecting and/or analyzing light. These systems can include, among others, optical reference standards utilizing luminophores, such as nanocrystals, for calibrating, validating, and/or monitoring light-detection systems, before, during, and/or after sample analysis.... Agent:

20150015877 - Gemstone inspection: There is described an apparatus and method for inspecting and optionally sorting gemstones. The apparatus includes a nozzle or array of nozzles operatively connected to a vacuum pump such that a gemstone located generally underneath one of the nozzles will be supported against that nozzle by air pressure when a... Agent: De Beers Centenary Ag

20150015879 - Methods and apparatus for imaging with multimode optical fibers: A multimode waveguide illuminator and imager relies on a wave front shaping system that acts to compensate for modal scrambling and light dispersion by the multimode waveguide. A first step consists of calibrating the multimode waveguide and a second step consists in projecting a specific pattern on the waveguide proximal... Agent:

20150015878 - Raman spectroscopic analyzing apparatus: A Raman spectrometry apparatus comprises a condensing unit that condenses a light flux emitted from a light source to a prescribed position in a sample; a retroreflective unit that is disposed opposite to the condensing unit with reference to the sample; and a detecting unit that detects scattering light released... Agent:

20150015880 - Plasma spectrometer: To improve the detection sensitivity, detection accuracy, and reproducibility when electrostatic discharge is generated in a sample solution and analysis is performed using light emission in the generated plasma. A flow channel 100, which has cylindrical main portions each expanding conically from a narrow portion, is filled with a conductive... Agent:

20150015881 - Gas concentration estimation device: The present invention aims at realizing a gas concentration estimation apparatus with versatility wherein the gas concentration estimation apparatus estimates concentration of a target component in an analyte gas by analyzing a light emitted from plasma of the analyte gas. The present invention is directed to a gas concentration estimation... Agent: Imagineering, Inc.

20150015882 - Sensor device and image forming apparatus: A sensor device is disclosed, including a database, and a processing apparatus. The database includes, for multiple different first types of objects, a first output data which are output data of an optical system acquired beforehand for each of the first objects in a case in which a surface of... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20150015883 - Aperture alignment in scatterometry metrology systems: Methods and algorithms are provided, as well as new metrics for misalignment of apertures with respect to the optical axis of a metrology system. The methods comprise aligning aperture(s) to an optical axis of a scatterometry metrology tool using correction term(s) derived by minimizing an overlay variation measure calculated with... Agent:

20150015884 - Methods for assaying polymers using an integrated computational element: Various molecular characteristics of a polymer may be determined using an integrated computational element to assay the polymer. Methods for assaying a polymer can comprise optically interacting electromagnetic radiation with a polymer and an integrated computational element; and determining a molecular characteristic of the polymer, using the integrated computational element.... Agent:

20150015885 - Flame photometric detector: A flame photometric detector assembly can comprise an optics assembly including a focusing mirror adapted to provide a focal region, and a detector block associated with the focusing mirror. The detector block can include a body defining a sampling chamber, a combustion chamber positioned adjacent an outer periphery of the... Agent:

20150015886 - Method for the evaluation of the colloidal stability of liquid biopolymer solutions: The invention concerns the field of biomolecule formulation screening and stability testing. It concerns a method for the evaluation of the colloidal stability of liquid biopolymer solutions. The present invention describes a method for determining the stability of a liquid pharmaceutical composition comprising: a) providing a liquid pharmaceutical composition in... Agent: Boehringer Ingelheim International Gmbh

20150015887 - Feature vector for classifying specular objects based on material type: Material classification for a sample fabricated from an unknown material, particularly a specular sample such as a metallic sample fabricated from an unknown metal. A measurement is obtained of a specular reflection of the sample at at least one observation angle and in at least two spectral bands including first... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20150015888 - Dynamic radially controlled light input to a noninvasive analyzer apparatus and method of use thereof: An analyzer apparatus and method of use thereof is described to dynamically irradiate a sample with incident light where the incident light is varied in time in terms of any of: position, radial position relative to a point of the skin of a subject, solid angle, incident angle, depth of... Agent:

20150015889 - Apparatus and method to improve coatings of a moving surface: A contact-free, optical measurement system determines the precision with which an article responds to a change in energy. An interferometer is used to measure the surface distortions that are caused by different amounts of energy being added to a system. In this manner, any surface distortions, or perturbations of the... Agent:

20150015890 - Method and apparatus for optical asynchronouos sampling signal measurements: A method and a system for measuring an optical asynchronous sample signal. The system for measuring an optical asynchronous sampling signal comprises a pulsed optical source capable of emitting two optical pulse sequences with different repetition frequencies, a signal optical path, a reference optical path, and a detection device. Since... Agent: Beihang University

20150015891 - Systems and methods for supressing coherent structured illumination artifacts: Methods and systems are provided for suppressing speckle and/or diffraction artifacts in coherent structured illumination sensing systems. A coherent radiation pattern forms an interference pattern at an illumination image plane and illuminates an object. Radiation scattered or otherwise emitted by the object is detected to produce a signal, which is... Agent:

20150015892 - Rfog with low chromatic dispersion: One embodiment is directed towards a resonator fiber optic gyroscope (RFOG) including a resonator, one or more light sources coupled to the resonator, and resonance tracking electronics coupled to the resonator. The one or more light sources are configured to produce at least two light beams for input into the... Agent:

20150015893 - Optical inspection apparatus and method thereof: In order to resolve the above problem, the present invention provides an optical inspection apparatus that includes a light source which radiates light to a sample; a light interference device which causes target light transmitted, scattered, or reflected from the sample and reference light to interfere with each other, such... Agent:

20150015894 - Determining geometric characteristics of reflective surfaces: Illustrative embodiments of determining geometric characteristics of reflective surfaces are disclosed. In at least one illustrative embodiment, a method of determining geometric characteristics of reflective surfaces includes sensing electromagnetic waves with a sensor, where the electromagnetic waves have been reflected off a reflective surface of a specimen from a target... Agent:

20150015896 - Methods and devices for reducing errors in goos-hÄnchen corrections of displacement data: An exemplary method involves, in a system comprising a tool that performs a task on a workpiece, a method for determining displacement of the workpiece relative to the tool. Respective displacements of loci of at least a region of the workpiece are mapped using a Goos-Hänchen-insensitive (GH-insensitive) displacement sensor to... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20150015895 - Three-dimensional measurement device having three-dimensional overview camera: A device for optically scanning and measuring an environment is provided. The device includes a first measurement device that emits a light beam in a direction to measure a distance to a remote target based at least in part on light reflected by the remote target. A three-dimensional camera coupled... Agent:

20150015897 - Dynamoelectric machine component monitoring system: Various embodiments include systems adapted to detect a target within a machine casing. In some embodiments systems include a target attached to a component within a dynamoelectric machine casing, a conduit spanning from an outer surface of the dynamoelectric machine casing to an inner surface of the dynamoelectric machine casing... Agent:

20150015898 - Laser line probe having improved high dynamic range: A method for measuring three-dimensional coordinates of an object surface with a line scanner, the line scanner including a projector and a camera, the projector projecting onto the object surface a first line of light at a first time and a second line of light at a second time, the... Agent:

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