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20090027652 - Integrated ambient light sensor and distance sensor: An integrated proximity and light sensor includes an indicating light-emitting device (“ILD”), a projecting light-emitting device (“PLD”), and a light sensing integrated circuit (“LSIC”) configured as a single package. The LSIC controls each of the ILD and the PLD to emit light therefrom and the LSIC is configured to detect... Agent: Mccracken & Frank LLP
20090027651 - System and method for improving lidar data fidelity using pixel-aligned lidar/electro-optic data: A lidar and digital camera system collect data and generate a three-dimensional image. A lidar generates a laser beam to form a lidar shot and to receive a reflected laser beam to provide range data. A digital camera includes an array of pixels to receive optical radiation and provide electro-optical... Agent: Utah State University
20090027654 - Analyzer: A portion of a liquid to be measured is introduced into an absorption spectrometric portion 2c from a predetermined line. The liquid is irradiated with exciting light Le from an exciting light irradiation system 10, and a measurement objet region AS in which a photothermal effect of the impurities in... Agent: Reed Smith LLP
20090027653 - Method and system for immersion based inspection: A method for immersion based inspection, the method includes: (i) receiving an article that comprises a wafer and a transparent element, wherein a first fluid substantially fills a space between an upper surface of the wafer and the transparent element; and (ii) inspecting the wafer by utilizing a lens that... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc. Legal Affairs Dept.
20090027655 - System and method for measurement of degree of moisture stratification in a paper or board: A measurement system for measuring a degree of moisture stratification in a flat sheet product, such as paper, board or other materials. The system uses a combination of a reflection gauge and a transmission gauge to provide output signals indicative of surface moisture of a first side and of moisture... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services Department
20090027658 - Free space wdm signal detector: A system can include a transmitter that produces an optical signal having a plurality of carrier frequencies and a receiver separated from the transmitter by free space through which the optical signal propagates. The receiver includes an array of detectors of multiple types, with the types being capable of detecting... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090027657 - Method and apparatus for verifying proper substrate positioning: Embodiments of methods and apparatus for detecting the proper position of a substrate in a chamber are provided herein. In some embodiments, a substrate position detection apparatus includes a substrate support having a plurality of lift pins for supporting a substrate in an elevated position thereover; a light source for... Agent: MoserIPLaw Group / Applied Materials, Inc.
20090027656 - System and method for optical time domain reflectometry using multi-resolution code sequences: A system and method for time domain reflectometry (OTDR) using multi-resolution code sequences. One or more subsets of a set of predefined complementary code sequences may be transmitted as an OTDR signal to provide multi-resolution capability.... Agent: Tcm/gtpp
20090027659 - Measuring system for measuring a physical parameter influencing a sensor element: A measuring system is disclosed for measuring a physical parameter influencing a sensor element adapted to be connected to a measuring and control unit. The system comprises an information-carrying unit comprising a memory and being adapted to be associated with said measuring and control unit, said information-carrying unit being coordinated... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090027660 - Optical spot geometric parameter determination using calibration targets: A method, system and computer program product for determining a geometric parameter of an optical spot of a light beam are disclosed. A method comprises: providing a calibration target, the calibration target including a systematic variation in a parameter; measuring the calibration target with respect to the systematic variation using... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20090027661 - Systems and methods for testing intraocular lenses: Systems and their methods of use for testing intraocular lenses outside of the lens capsule. In some embodiments the systems measure an accommodative response based on a force applied to the intraocular lens.... Agent: Shay Glenn LLP
20090027662 - Fault tolerant wheel alignment head and system: A sensing head and system utilizes fault tolerant design and self-diagnosis. Alternative operation modes are provided when one or more functional modules or components fail. Unique designs provide redundant system resources. Self-diagnoses and tests are provided to isolate and identify sources of malfunctions.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090027663 - Method of detecting sources of coherent radiation and a device utilising the method: The present invention relates to a method of detecting sources of coherent radiation, which is achieved by depicting, simultaneously or at times close to each other, that part of the environment which is of interest by a radiation sensor, on the one hand with a vortex mask in front of... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20090027664 - Defect inspection apparatus and its method: In a defect inspection apparatus for performing an inspection with an optical system, the dimension of a defect is measured substantially concurrently with detection of the defect. In order to promote the accuracy of measurement of the defect dimension, a collation unit is provided which collates the defect dimension by... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20090027665 - Methods and systems for in-situ machinery inspection: Methods and systems for inspecting rotatable machine components are provided. The system includes a fiber optic port configured to extend through a first aperture of a machine casing wherein the port includes an interior end and an exterior end. The system further includes an imager configured to optically couple to... Agent: John S. Beulick (17851) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20090027666 - System and method for flow cytometry: A flow cytometry system and related method, among other things, are disclosed. In at least one embodiment, the system includes first, second, and intermediate slab formations, the last of which has formed therewithin a microfluidic channel, a lens structure arranged proximate the microfluidic channel, and a light conveying structure arranged... Agent: Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S C Intellectual Property Department
20090027667 - Biosensor labelling groups: A class of compounds specifically designed to act as resonance Raman spectroscopy labels, particularly surface-enhanced resonance Raman spectroscopy (SERRS) labels, for analytes such as proteins, peptides, nucleic acids, and related molecules is described. A resonance Raman spectroscopy label of the invention comprises a metallocene covalently attached to: a reactive group... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20090027668 - Chip for raman scattering enhancement and molecular sensing device including the chip: The present invention aims to provide a chip applied to a molecular sensing device which carries out Raman spectroscopic analysis utilizing Raman scattering enhancement due to plasmons, and that achieves higher sensitivity and stability of its sensing sensitivity and miniaturization, and to provide a molecular sensing device including the chip.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090027669 - Portable device for the quality control of products: A portable device for the quality control of vegetal products comprising a power supply (7) intended for powering a circular crown of lighting lamps (41) at the centre of which there is arranged the receiving objective of a spectrometer (45) provided with means (431) adapted for resting on the product... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw
20090027670 - Linear optical loss probe: iii) an optical gap between said light source and said optical detector, said optical detector having a receiving aperture configured such that the solid angle of acceptance of the light passing through said optical gap and impinging on said optical detector is less than π/50 radians.... Agent: Herbert Burkard
20090027671 - Evaporative light scattering detector: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to evaporation light scattering detectors having an evaporative chamber having a wall that is in good thermal contact with a heat sink. The heat has a high thermal mass such that a change in temperature of the wall during an analysis is minimized.... Agent: Waters Investments Limited C/o Waters Corporation
20090027672 - Axial illumination for capillary electrophoresis: System and method for fluorescent light excitation and detection from samples to enhance the numerical aperture and/or reduce the cross-talk of the fluorescent light.... Agent: Mila Kasan, Patent Dept. Applied Biosystems
20090027673 - Color measurement device with error detection: A color measurement device includes an error detection function for color printing control. The color measurement device includes an optical measurement head, the optical measurement head being moveable linearly along a color bar region of a printing sheet, and being configured for making color measurements with respect to the color... Agent: Mccarter & English , LLP Stamford Office
20090027674 - Aerosol trigger device and methods of detecting particulates of interest using an aerosol trigger device: A trigger device for detecting particles of interest comprises a sample substrate, a collector, a read head and a processor. The collector is positioned proximate to at least a portion of a first side of a sample substrate and is operated to deposit a sample on the substrate within a... Agent: Stevens & Showalter, L.L.P.
20090027675 - Molecular detection systems and methods: Methods and systems for detecting materials both energetic and non-energetic. An example system passes a sample of fluid through a filter/concentrator (particulate/molecular). Then desorption of the material in the filter/concentrator occurs at a predefined temperature. The desorbed material is analyzed at an optical resonator system to detect presence of a... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services Ab-2b
20090027676 - Measurement of the absorption coefficient of light absorbing liquids and their use for quantitative imaging of surface topography: An optical measurement system for obtaining information such as the absorption coefficient of a light-absorbing liquid, or a surface profile of an object immersed in a light-absorbing liquid having a known absorption coefficient. The system includes a light source that transmits light through the liquid, a detector that records an... Agent: Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP
20090027677 - Method and gas sensor for performing quartz-enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy: A method for performing quartz-enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy of a gas, includes providing a light source configured to introduce a laser beam having at least one wavelength into the gas such said at least one molecule within in the gas is stimulated generating an acoustic signal, accumulating the acoustic signal in... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (general) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090027678 - Interactive variable pathlength device: This disclosure relates generally to a sampling device, and, more particularly, a sampling device that facilitates spectroscopic measurements with a variable path length and the necessary software controlled algorithms, and methods for using such a device.... Agent: Patrick J. Halloran, Ph.d., J.d
20090027679 - Small volume cell: A small internal volume cell having fluid entry, and exit ports wherein bubble traps are present in a bifurcated fluid pathway continuous with the fluid exit port. There further being present input and output apertures, for entering and exiting electromagnetic radiation, positioned to allow causing a beam of electromagnetic radiation... Agent: James D. Welch
20090027680 - Detection apparatus and method of detecting optical change in test sample: A detection apparatus arranges a light source, a curved surface prism having a curved surface and a plane surface, a metal film placed on the plane surface of the prism to be held adjacently to a test sample, and a reflecting member for reflecting light such that light emitted by... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090027682 - Method and device for measuring reflected optical radiation: The present invention provides an optics assembly, a reflectometer, and a diagnostic device for providing quantitative measurement of optical radiation reflected from a sampling area on an assay matrix. The reflectometer includes an optical radiation source and a detector. The optical radiation source and the detector are mounted in a... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP
20090027681 - Method for determining an analyte in a sample: In one aspect of the invention, a method or apparatus is described for determining concentration(s) of one or more analytes in a sample using plasmonic excitations. In another aspect, a method relates to designing systems for such concentration determination, wherein metallic nanostructures are used in combination with local electrical detection... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20090027683 - Interferometer, demodulator, and splitting element: An interferometer of the invention includes: a first splitting element which includes a first transparent medium and a first splitting film formed on the first transparent medium, and which splits incident light into a first split beam and a second split beam, the first split beam being the incident light... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090027684 - Semiconductor ring laser gyro: A semiconductor ring laser gyro includes: a semiconductor laser for emitting light from each end of the gyro; at least one reflection prism comprising a plurality of reflection surfaces for forming an optical circuit, the at least one reflection prism adapted to receive and internally reflect the light emitted from... Agent: Tadashi Horie Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090027685 - Optical image measurement device: An optical image measuring device forms an image of an object to be measured based on a result of light-receiving by a light-receiving part. This optical image measuring device comprises: a specifying part configured to specify the light irradiated state to the light-receiving surface of a light-receiving part via a... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC
20090027686 - Optical heterodyne fourier transform interferometer: An interferometer and method for interferometric analysis are provided. The methodology includes generating first and second light beams from a light source, interacting the first light beam with an object under inspection, forming, from light emanating from the object under inspection in response to the interacting, an image of the... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20090027687 - Fixed-point detector and displacement-measuring apparatus: A fixed-point detector is provided. The fixed-point detector includes a plurality of fixed-point detecting patterns, a fixed-point detecting light source, and a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements. The plurality of fixed-point detecting patterns each have a pair of diffraction gratings for diffracting incident light in different directions. The fixed-point detecting... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090027688 - Multi-channel laser interferometric method and apparatus for detection of ultrasonic motion from a surface: A multi-channel laser interferometric method and apparatus are provided for optically measuring transient motion from a surface (17). A laser beam (11) is generated and then divided into first and second beams having respective intensities representing minor and major fraction of the predetermined laser intensity. The reference beam (18) illuminates... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20090027689 - Method and apparatus for performing optical imaging using frequency-domain interferometry: An apparatus and method are provided. In particular, at least one first electro-magnetic radiation may be provided to a sample and at least one second electro-magnetic radiation can be provided to a non-reflective reference. A frequency of the first and/or second radiations varies over time. An interference is detected between... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20090027690 - Measuring probe, sample surface measuring apparatus and sample surface measuring method: A measurement probe 1 for measuring a surface of sample S comprises a base section 10, a head section 30 having a probe tip 31, and a support structure section 15 which supports the head section 30 with the base section 10 along a support axis substantially orthogonal to the... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20090027691 - Lithographic apparatus and device manufacturing method with reduced scribe lane usage for substrate measurement: In a device manufacturing method and a metrology apparatus, metrology measurements are executed using radiation having a first wavelength. Subsequently a grid of conducting material is applied on the substrate, the grid having grid openings which in a first direction in the plane of the grid are smaller than the... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20090027692 - Reference signal generating configuration for an interferometric miniature grating encoder readhead using fiber optic receiver channels: In some configurations a fiber optic readhead and track that provides the reference position indication is separate from a fiber optic readhead and track that provides periodic incremental measurement signals. In some configurations an integrated fiber optic readhead and an integrated track structure provide both the reference position indication and... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20090027693 - Optical interrogation system and microplate position correction method: An optical interrogation system and method are described herein that are capable of detecting and correcting a positional misalignment of a label independent detection (LID) microplate so that the LID microplate can be properly interrogated after being removed from and then re-inserted back into a microplate holder/XY translation stage.... Agent: Corning Incorporated
20090027694 - Coordinate detection apparatus and method, and computer program: A coordinate detection apparatus has a light projecting unit and light receiving unit, detects abnormal light based on the output from the light receiving unit in a state in which the light projecting unit does not project any light, and detects the coordinates of a light-shielded position based on the... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20090027695 - Methods and apparatus for measuring thickness of etching residues on a substrate: A method of determining a thickness of a residue layer on a substrate includes: (1) taking a first set of optical scatterometry measurements on the substrate after an etching procedure; (2) taking a second set of optical scatterometry measurements on the substrate after a post-etch cleaning procedure; (3) calculating a... Agent: Dugan & Dugan, PC01/22/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090021720 - Sensor device for measuring the compression travel and/or the compression rate of wheels and/or axles of vehicles: A sensor device for measuring the compression travel and/or the compression rate of wheels and/or axles of vehicles, in particular of commercial vehicles, may include at least one sensor measuring in a contactless manner. The sensor device may include a radar and/or high-frequency sensor generating a beam, which is emitted... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090021721 - Hand-held laser distance measuring device with a pulse reflection mixing method: A hand-held laser distance measuring device (1) with pulse reflection mixing includes a control device (2) for calculating the distance (D) to a measurement object (3) over at least one determinable periodic, with a pulse repetition frequency (f), time difference (τ) between a measurement pulse (4) reflected at the measurement... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab
20090021724 - Combined raman spectroscopy-optical coherence tomography (rs-oct) system and applications of the same: An apparatus for evaluating a target of interest of a living subject. In one embodiment, the apparatus has a first light source for generating a broadband light, a second light source for generating a monochromatic light, a beamsplitter optically coupled to the first light source for receiving the broadband light... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20090021723 - Generating model signals for interferometry: A method is disclosed which includes, for each of multiple areas of a test surface on a test object having different reflectivities, using an interferometry system to measure each area in a first mode of operation that measures information about the reflectivity of the area over a range of angles... Agent: Fish & Richardson Pc
20090021722 - Specimen optical information recognizing device and its recognizing method: A specimen optical information recognizing device comprises a specimen containing section (14) containing a specimen (12) to be measured, a specimen measuring section (20) having a light source (16) for outputting light for observing the specimen (12) and a photodetecting section (18) for collecting optical information from the specimen (12),... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.
20090021726 - Device and method for the optical measurement of an optical system by using an immersion fluid: A device for the optical measurement of an optical system, in particular an optical imaging system, is provided. The device includes at least one test optics component arranged on an object side or an image side of the optical system. An immersion fluid is adjacent to at least one of... Agent: Fish & Richardson Pc
20090021725 - Lens meter: A lens meter for measuring optical characteristics of a lens to be measured includes a measurement optical system including a light source which projects a measurement light beam to the lens and a light receiving sensor which receives the measurement light beam having passed through the lens; an arithmetic part... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, Plc
20090021727 - Device and method for detecting changes in the refractive index of a dielectric medium: The device for detecting changes in the refractive index of a dielectric medium comprises: at least one metallic layer (300) ready to be placed in contact with the dielectric medium (200); at least one light source (20) configured to direct transversal magnetic (TM) polarized light towards such metallic layer, so... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20090021728 - Multi-channel optical measurement instrument: A receptacle having a plurality of interconnected chambers arranged to permit multiple process steps or processes to be performed independently or simultaneously. The receptacles are manufactured to separate liquid from dried reagents and to maintain the stability of the dried reagents. An immiscible liquid, such as an oil, is included... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.c.
20090021729 - Photoelectric smoke detector: A photoelectric smoke detector is provided which is suitable for being downsized without detection capability deterioration. The present invention relates to a photoelectric smoke detector for detecting presence of smoke by utilizing a light emitting element and a light receiving element whose optical axes intersect with each other. Then the... Agent: Socal Ip Law Group LLP
20090021730 - Method and apparatus for super montage large area spectroscopic imaging: The disclosure relates to Method and Apparatus for Super Montage Large area Spectroscopic Imaging. In one embodiment of the disclosure, a method for producing a spectroscopic image of an object includes the steps of (a) irradiating the object with light to thereby produce from the object scattered and/or emitted (interchangeably... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - Dc
20090021731 - Method and apparatus for detecting embedded material within an interaction region of structure: A detection system is used during irradiation of an interaction region of a structure with laser light. The structure includes embedded material. The detection system includes means for receiving light emitted from the interaction region. The detection system further includes means for separating the received light into a spectrum of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090021732 - Light distribution measurement system: Optical test apparatuses and methods, and related subject matter, are disclosed herein.... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP
20090021733 - Position sensitive detectors in wavelength monitoring: Particular embodiments of the present invention relate generally to wavelength monitoring in frequency doubling and other optical applications. According to one embodiment of the present invention, a system for monitoring the wavelength of a light source is provided. The system comprises a light directing section, an optical vector generator, and... Agent: Corning Incorporated
20090021734 - Apparatus and method for detecting suspended particles: An apparatus for detecting suspended particles, includes a laser source configured to emit a beam of laser light, a diameter expander configured to expand the diameter of the beam, and a distributor configured to distribute the laser light in a sheet-like space, the distributor varying the traveling direction of the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.
20090021735 - Time-delay integration in detection of labeled beads: An apparatus for detecting labeled beads is provided. The apparatus can include: one or more irradiation sources disposed for irradiating the one or more detection zones with radiation; at least one detector disposed for collecting charges corresponding to light signals emitted from labeled beads in the one or more detection... Agent: Kilyk & Bowersox, P.l.l.c.
20090021737 - Color management system with system-level communications: Color management systems and methods are provided wherein operations associated with an individual color measurement instrument are integrated into system-level operating software. Color measurement-related information associated with or derived from such color measurement instrument, e.g., color measurements, instrument-related messages (e.g., error messages), instrument status and the like, is automatically broadcast... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP
20090021736 - Method of selecting pigment and titanium dioxide taking into account environment under multiple light sources, and composition thereof: In the selection of pigment for use, the optical characteristics of pigment taking into account an environment under multiple light sources obtained when irradiating each object with visible light from two or more light sources but not obtained in the use of a single light source can be utilized in... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090021738 - Method and system for predicting print colors: A colorimeter of a profile generator calorimetrically measures a color chart after elapse of a sufficient period of time from printing of the color chart, thereby producing post-dry-down colorimetric values. The colorimeter also calorimetrically measures certain patches selected from the color chart immediately after printing thereof, thereby producing pre-dry-down calorimetric... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc
20090021739 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes a light source unit that selectively outputs white light and light in a different wavelength band to an observation target, an imaging unit including an imaging device, and a spectral image formation circuit that generates a spectral image signal for a specified wavelength by an operation... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc
20090021740 - Optical sensor and method for measuring blood gas: The present invention discloses an optical sensor for measuring blood gas, used to measure gas concentration in a liquid, comprising: an indicator solution; a first conduit for filling with the indicator solution wherein the first conduit passes through the liquid and the gas in the liquid can diffuse into the... Agent: Wpat, Pc
20090021741 - Optical detection apparatus, optical detection method, and microfluidic system including the optical detection apparatus: Provided are an optical detection apparatus, a microfluidic system including the same, and an optical detection method. The optical detection apparatus including: at least one light emission unit which emits light of a predetermined wavelength band; at least one light receiving unit which is disposed such that the light receiving... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc
20090021742 - Sensor apparatus: A plasmon sensor apparatus using a metallic fine periodic structure designed to reduce the dependences of the resonance wavelength and sensitivity on the incident angle. The plasmon sensor apparatus has a sensing element including a metallic member having periodic slit openings and metallic portions, and a substrate on which the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090021743 - Coaxial diffuse reflectance read head: Improved performance in reflectance photometry is obtained by employing an optical fiber to direct collimated light to a test area and to return both diffuse and specular light from the test area. Specular light is prevented from reaching a light detector by a spatial filter, while diffuse light is collected... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20090021744 - Light path circuit apparatus and ring laser gyro: A light path circuit apparatus suited for a small sized ring laser gyro, includes a base having a standard plane, one or more substrates laminated parallel against the standard plane in a direction orthogonal to the standard plane, a light source, wherein on the base and/or the one or more... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090021745 - Optical coherence tomography device and measuring head: An optical coherence tomography device includes: a light source 16; a light splitting section 19 that splits light source light into reference light 19 and measuring light 28 with which a sample 22 is irradiated; an interfering section 19 that allows the measuring light 28 to interfere with the reference... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.c.
20090021746 - Tomography apparatus: In a tomograpy apparatus: low-coherence laser light is split into measurement light and reference light; the frequency of the reference light is slightly shifted from the frequency of reflected light generated by reflection of the measurement light by a sample; the reference light is optically combined with the reflected light;... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc
20090021747 - Shape measuring apparatus: A shape measuring apparatus includes a probe for scanning across a surface to be measured, while vibrating up and down; a minute-vibration generation section for vibrating the probe up and down; a vertical movement control section for moving the probe up and down to keep a constant contact force or... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, Plc
20090021748 - Method and system for wavefront measurements of an optical system: A wavefront measurement system includes a source of electromagnetic radiation. An illumination system delivers the electromagnetic radiation to an object plane. A source of a diffraction pattern is in the object plane. A projection optical system projects the diffraction pattern onto an image plane, which includes a mechanism (e.g., a... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20090021751 - Device and method for optical measurement of grains from cereals and like crops: A device (200) for optical measuring of grains for analysis of the quality of said grains, comprises a feeder (102) which is arranged to feed at least one grain (101b) in a direction of transport (107), a light source (105) which is arranged to illuminate said grain (101b) along a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090021749 - High throughput across-wafer-variation mapping: A method for characterizing a surface of a sample object, the method including dividing the surface into pixels which are characterized by a parameter variation, and defining blocks of the surface as respective groups of the pixels. The method further includes irradiating the pixels in multiple scans over the surface... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090021750 - Method and arrangement for a rapid and robust chromatic confocal 3d measurement technique: The invention relates to a chromatic confocal technique method and arrangement for the rapid three-dimensional measurement, in particular, of object shape, more particularly of a tooth in the jaw of a human being with an array of polychromatic point light sources, a planar detector matrix, arranged before means for lateral... Agent: Dykema Gossett Pllc
20090021752 - Orientation sensing of a rod: A laparoscopy simulator includes two rods and an orientation sensor that determines the orientation of the rods. An optical sensor is used to determine measurements of each rod based on the rotation of the rod around a central axis of the rod and a sliding of the rod along the... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, Pllc01/15/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090015818 - Catheter surgery simulation: It is possible to observe a state of stress applied to a region around a cavity replicating a body cavity such as a blood vessel and the like in a three-dimensional model. In catheter insert simulation, when stress is applied to the region around the cavity in the three-dimensional model,... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20090015819 - Optical analysis system, blood analysis system and method of determining an amplitude of a principal component: The optical analysis system (20) is arranged to determine an amplitude of a principal component of an optical signal. The optical analysis system (20) comprises a multivariate optical element (5, 6) for weighing the optical signal by a spectral weighing function and a detector (7, 8) for detecting the weighed... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090015820 - Method and apparatus for the analysis of foreign gas phase in containers: The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for the analysis of foreign gas phases in containers, e.g. water containers, in particular to discard contaminated containers. In order to achieve an efficient and reliable detection of foreign gas phases it is recommended that at least one gas sample extracted... Agent: Patentanwaelte Lichti + Partner Gbr
20090015821 - Scatterometry target and method: Embodiments of the invention include a SCOL targeting groups configured to increase target to target separation and thereby increase target utility to simultaneous exposures to multiple illumination dots and associated inspection methodologies. The embodiments of the invention further relate to apparatus for projection simultaneous illumination dots onto different targets of... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP/kla
20090015822 - Fuel property detection device: A fuel property detection device for detecting a property of fuel based on a detection signal output from a photoreceptor includes a light guiding member having a reflecting surface located in direct contact with the fuel. The light guiding member includes a light emitting surface through which measurement light from... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090015823 - Inspection apparatus and method: An inspection apparatus includes a captured image acquiring unit configured to acquire a captured image that is acquired by shooting an inspection target, an acquiring unit configured to acquire from the captured image a first image region and a second image region whose intensity distributions of reflected light with respect... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090015824 - Optical multiwavelength window contamination monitor for optical control sensors and systems: A foreign-particle detection system for use with an optical instrument having a transmissive window with a first side and a second side includes a radiation source to emit a radiation signal, a diffusing reflector to diffusively spread the radiation signal emitted by the radiation source over the first side of... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20090015825 - Apparatus and method for inspecting liquid crystal display: A method of inspecting a liquid crystal display panel includes providing a liquid crystal display panel to be inspected, turning on a backlight unit that is disposed under the liquid crystal display panel to emit light toward the liquid crystal panel, driving the liquid crystal display panel by applying test... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20090015826 - Optical assay system for intraoperative assessment of tumor margins: The subject matter described herein includes an optical assay system for intraoperative assessment of tumor margins. According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein includes a biological sample containment and illumination apparatus for holding a biological sample for illumination by a plurality of electromagnetic radiation probes. The biological sample... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.
20090015827 - Support unit utilized in visual inspection of display substrate: Disclosed is a support unit for visually inspecting a display substrate, such as an LCD device, that enhances accuracy of the inspection by supporting the display substrate at dummy regions between cell areas. The support unit includes fixed bars disposed apart from each other and along a first direction; a... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20090015828 - Device to aid the positioning of a pilot in an aircraft: A visual aid is used by a pilot in an aircraft to position himself in the cockpit by an axial movement, called movement along the X axis, in an aircraft reference coordinate system, and by a vertical movement, called movement along the Z axis, in the aircraft reference system. The... Agent: Perman & Green
20090015829 - Spectrograph calibration using known light source and raman scattering: A method is provided for calibrating a spectrometer device used for Raman scattering analysis. A predetermined dispersion curve for a diffraction grating or spectrograph of the spectrometer device is modified based on spectrum data associated with detected dispersed light from a calibration light source to produce a modified dispersion curve.... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC
20090015830 - Methods and devices for measuring a concentrated light beam: Methods and devices are provided for profiling a beam of light that includes a wavelength λ. The beam of light is received. Secondary light is generated at a wavelength λ′ different from wavelength λ by fluorescing a material with the received beam of light. The secondary light is separated from... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20090015831 - Methods for providing extended dynamic range in analyte assays: Methods for enhancing the dynamic range for specific detection of one or more analytes in assays using scattered-light detectable particle labels. The methods involve utilizing variations in detection technique and/or signal processing to extend the dynamic range to either or both of lower and higher concentrations.... Agent: Invitrogen C/o Intellevates Sughrue Mion PLLC
20090015832 - Microwave scanning system and miniaturized microwave antenna: There is also disclosed a system for detecting the presence of a region having a first dielectric constant within a medium having a second dielectric constant different from the first dielectric constant, such as a tumour embedded in a fatty tissue. The system comprises a support fabricated from a material... Agent: Goudreau Gage Dubuc
20090015833 - Device and method for improving the measurement accuracy in an optical cd measurement system: A method and a device are disclosed, with which an improvement of the measurement accuracy for the determination of structure data is possible. There is provided a device having a support table (4) movable in the X-coordinate direction and the Y-coordinate direction, on which an additional holder (6) for holding... Agent: Houston Eliseeva
20090015834 - Optical sensors for downhole measurements using birefringent materials: A sensor for measuring in a borehole at least one of orientation, acceleration and pressure, the sensor including: a light source; a birefringent material receiving light from the source; and a photodetector for measuring light transmitted through the birefringent material to measure the at least one of orientation, acceleration and... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP- Baker Atlas
20090015835 - Method of analyzing a paint film with effect pigments: Method of analyzing the visual properties of a paint film comprising effect pigments illuminated by a light source, characterized in that a first polarizing filter is located between the light source and the paint film and a second polarizing filter is located between the paint film and an imaging detector,... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090015836 - Adjustment method for position detection apparatus, exposure apparatus, and device fabrication method: The present invention provides an adjustment method for a position detection apparatus which comprises an optical system including first and second optical members whose positions can be changed, and detects a position of an object, comprising the steps of calculating a value representing an asymmetry of a detection signal of... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.
20090015837 - Method and apparatus for carrying out a burning test on a test piece: The image data capture of a test piece is performed with at least one first camera. A reference point of the test piece is determined by processing the image data recorded with the at least one first camera. A burner is positioned at a prescribed first distance from the reference... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP
20090015839 - Living body optical measurement system: To make the peak value of the driving current of light source smaller than the conventional one and to make the peak value of the light receiving level of light-sensitive elements smaller than the conventional one in order to save power consumption of the device and to improve the precision... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP
20090015838 - Structure having nanoapertures: A structure includes a film having a plurality of nanoapertures. The nanoapertures are configured to allow the transmission of a predetermined subwavelength of light through the film via the plurality of nanoapertures. The structure also includes a semiconductor layer in connection with the film to facilitate the detection of the... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090015840 - Miniature surface plasmon resonance sensor chip: The present invention provides a miniature surface plasmon resonance sensor chip that produces a plane light source with an organic optoelectronic material by an electro-luminescence method and excites a surface plasmon resonance wave to observe a signal variation at the surface of a sensor chip caused by the combining condition... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
20090015841 - Refractive index sensor utilizing gold island surface plasmon resonance on optical fiber: A system for measuring an index of refraction that has a light emitting diode and a plurality of reference fibers not in contact with a sample to be measured and that receive light from the light emitting diode. A plurality of sensing fibers with different-shaped plasmon sensors are in contact... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20090015842 - Phase sensitive fourier domain optical coherence tomography: Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is an imaging technique with high axial resolution in the micro-meter-scale range combined with a high sensitivity allowing for example to probe weakly back-scattering structures beneath the surface of biological tissues up to several millimeters. A major improvement of this conventional technique represents Fourier Domain OCT... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090015843 - Fiber optic gyroscope: A fiber optic gyroscope including an optical circulator in the path of said first and second beams for providing polarized first and second beams of identical polarization. A phase modulator couples the first and second beams to the first and second end respectively of the fiber loop, and couples for... Agent: Casey Toohy Emcore Corporation
20090015844 - Interferometry method for ellipsometry, reflectometry, and scatterometry measurements, including characterization of thin film structures: A method including: imaging test light emerging from a test object over a range of angles to interfere with reference light on a detector, wherein the test and reference light are derived from a common source; for each of the angles, simultaneously varying an optical path length difference from the... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20090015845 - Optical system of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus: In a method for improving imaging properties of an illumination system or a projection objective of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus, which comprises an optical element having a surface, the shape of the surface is measured directly at various points. To this end, a measuring beam is directed on the... Agent: Young & Basile, P.C.
20090015846 - Device for measuring parts by triangulation sensors and an evaluation unit for determining: The invention relates to a device for measuring components by a laser triangulation measuring device comprised of at least one triangulation sensor for determining the height profiles of components, whereby the component is arranged on a movable support plane in a horizontal moving direction relative to the laser triangulation measuring... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch01/08/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090009747 - Device for optically measuring distance and method for operating said type of device: The invention relates to a device for optically measuring distance, in particular a hand-held device, comprising an transmission unit (12) which is provided with a light source (17, 18) for emitting optical measuring radiation (13, 20, 22) towards a target object (15), and a capturing unit (14) which is arranged... Agent: Michael J. Striker
20090009748 - Condensation particle counter: A condensation particle counter is capable of efficiently measuring the number and size of fine particles. The condensation particle counter includes a saturator, a plurality of condensers and a plurality of optical particle counters. The saturator is designed to generate a saturated gas by saturating a gas in which fine... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20090009749 - Condensation particle counter: A condensation particle counter is capable of efficiently measuring the number and size of fine particles. The condensation particle counter includes a saturator, a condenser and an optical particle counters. The saturator is designed to generate a saturated gas by saturating a gas in which fine particles are suspended with... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20090009750 - Method for automatically detecting factors that disturb analysis by a photometer: The invention concerns a method for detecting the amounts of substances that may disturb chemical analysis performed by an analyzer for clinical chemistry. The presence and concentration of hemoglobin, bilirubin and lipemia are detected by measuring the absorbance or reflectance on at least two, preferably six, different wavelengths over the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090009751 - Aberration measurement apparatus and aberration measurement method: An aberration measurement apparatus measures the aberration of an imaging optical system. The apparatus includes an illumination system, a separation member, and a measurement unit. The illumination system supplies the imaging optical system with measurement light used to measure an aberration of the imaging optical system and background light different... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090009752 - Method and apparatus for referencing a mems device: A method and an apparatus for calibrating a MEMS actuator of a hybrid MEMS-PLC optical switch or router is described. Two calibrating waveguides, embedded monolithically adjacent to the waveguides that provide the PLC output functions, are used for referencing a MEMS mirror tilt angle by maximizing optical coupling of light,... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.
20090009753 - Inspection method and inspection device: An inspection method and an inspection device, or apparatus each capable of conducting composition analysis of a defect detected by elastic or stokes scattered light, an inspection surface or defect on the surface of the inspection surface, or a defect on the surface of the inspection object and its internal... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090009755 - Method for detecting position of defect on semiconductor wafer: A method of this invention involves: detecting a shape of an outer periphery of a semiconductor wafer with a first detecting device; determining a center position of the semiconductor wafer based on a detected result by the first detecting device; receiving a light beam reflected from a surface of the... Agent: Cheng Law Group, PLLC
20090009754 - Systems and methods for inspecting a wafer with increased sensitivity: One system includes an inspection subsystem configured to direct light to a spot on the wafer and to generate output signals responsive to light scattered from the spot on the wafer. The system also includes a gas flow subsystem configured to replace a gas located proximate to the spot on... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP
20090009757 - Cuvette: The present invention is to present a cuvette that is able to prevent a liquid splash and dispersion within the cuvette. The cuvette comprises: a body which is essentially cylindrical and has an opening at an upper end; and a bottom part which has a concave inner surface and is... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090009758 - Opaque additive to block stray light in teflon af light-guiding flowcells: The present invention is directed to the use of a light absorbing wall material to eliminate stray light paths in light-guiding structures, such as those used for HPLC absorbance detection. More specifically, the present invention relates to the use of carbon-doped Teflon® AF, or “black Teflon® AF,” for all or... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090009756 - Recognition chip for target substance, and detection method and device for the same: A detection device comprising a substrate comprising a plurality of objects of which properties are changed due to the contact with a target substance, means for bringing the target substance into contact with the objects, and means for detecting a change in properties of the objects caused when the target... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090009759 - Systems, methods and apparatuses of elastic light scattering spectroscopy and low coherence enhanced backscattering spectroscopy: Systems, methods, and apparatuses of elastic light scattering spectroscopy and low-coherence enhanced backscattering spectroscopy are described here. An apparatus couple-able to a light source and a target object, to facilitate light transmission between the light source and the target object, the apparatus comprises: a probe to emit incident light that... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20090009760 - Automatic analysis apparatus and automatic analysis method: An automatic analysis apparatus and an automatic analysis method that can perform both spectrophometric measurements for biochemical tests and the turbidimetric immunoassay with high precision by selectively exchanging a white light or at least one monochromatic light based on analysis conditions determined by a measure condition setting unit for respective... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090009761 - Spectrophotometer and liquid chromatography system: Detection sensitivity is improved by increasing the amount of light of beams that irradiate a sample cell without causing saturation of a detector with ultraviolet beams or visible beams. This spectrophotometer includes a sample cell, which stores a sample to be measured, a visible light source and an ultraviolet light... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090009762 - Method and apparatus for detecting optical spectra: In a method and apparatus for detecting optical spectra, two or more partial beams are generated from an incident beam, each of said partial beams being assigned to a different spectral region. The partial beams travel through a spectrometer lens system and are detected in a spatially separated manner. For... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090009763 - Flipping stage arrangement for reduced wafer contamination cross section and improved measurement accuracy and throughput: A sample stage for performing measurements using an optical metrology system includes at least one sample section for retention of a sample, and components for controlling orientation of the sample section with relation to the optical metrology system. A method and a computer program product are provided.... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Fishkill
20090009764 - Method and apparatus for measuring the presence and concentration of pharmaceutical substances in a medical fluid administered by a medication delivery system: Test equipment determines the contents of medical fluids to be delivered to a patient by a medication delivery system by measuring optical properties of the fluids. One system provides a non-invasive test that uses optical rotation caused by optically active pharmaceutical substances to determine the presence or absence of the... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation
20090009765 - Flow path unit, inspection apparatus, and inspection method: A flow path unit of one aspect of the invention includes: a plurality of plates, each of the plurality of plates having a hole, the plurality of plates being laminated in a lamination direction with a predetermined positional relationship such that a flow path is formed by mutual communication of... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20090009766 - Method to minimize instrument differences in color management functions: A method for estimating color measurements of color samples includes printing a color sample based on input data, measuring a color of the printed color sample with an in-line spectral sensor at a first temperature, and estimating a color of the printed color sample which would be output by a... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester
20090009767 - Optical instrument including excitation source: An optical instrument is provided for simultaneously illuminating two or more spaced-apart reaction regions with excitation beams generated by a light source. The light source can include an area light array of light emitting diodes, one or more solid state lasers, one or more micro-wire lasers, or a combination thereof.... Agent: Kilyk & Bowersox, P.l.l.c.
20090009768 - Optical ph sensor: An optical sensor for pH is described using a cross-linked network of bisilanes to immobilize a pH sensitive chromophore to a surface potentially exposed to a high pressure, high temperature environment such as wellbore effluents at a downhole location.... Agent: Schlumberger-doll Research Attn: Intellectual Property Law Department
20090009769 - Gas sensors and methods of controlling light sources therefor: A gas sensor includes a light source, a power source in operative connection with the light source and a control system in operative connection with the light source and the power supply. The control system is adapted to control power input from the power source to the light source such... Agent: James G. Uber, Esq. Mine Safety Appliances Company
20090009770 - Turbidimeter with ultrasonically cleaned components: An ultrasonic optical cleaning system is provided for cleaning and deterring the buildup of organic and inorganic particulates from the surface of glassware used in water testing instrumentation. The ultrasonic optical cleaning system includes a transducer that is attached to the surface of the glassware. A connector cap carrying a... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090009771 - Diffraction grating based interferometric systems and methods: Diffraction grating based fiber optic interferometric systems for use in optical coherence tomography, wherein sample and reference light beams are formed by a first beam splitter and the sample light beam received from a sample and a reference light beam are combined on a second beam splitter. In one embodiment,... Agent: Boston Scientific Corporation Darby & Darby P.C.
20090009772 - Optical measuring apparatus and optical measuring method: An optical measuring apparatus, includes an optical branch element for splitting a measured light into plural lights, a time delay processing portion for giving a predetermined time delay to one split light of the measured light, an optical phase diversity circuit for outputting an in-phase signal component and an quadrature-phase... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20090009773 - Method for measuring surface profile, and apparatus using the same: A reference plane is arranged in a posture obliquely tilted at an optional angle relative to a traveling direction of a light-beam, so that an interference fringe is generated from the reflected light-beams which are reflected from a target plane and the reference plane and, then, return on a single... Agent: Cheng Law Group, PLLC
20090009774 - Method and system for optical measurement of the shape of an article: The present invention relates to a method and system for measuring articles made of a material that is difficult to measure, such as glass. In the system, an elastic film (19) is arranged on top of an article (110). A number of measurement points that are imaged using a machine... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20090009775 - Reticle, apparatus for monitoring optical system, method for monitoring optical system, and method for manufacturing reticle: A reticle has a mask substrate, a test pattern established on the mask substrate having an asymmetrical diffraction grating so as to generate positive first order diffracting light and negative first order diffracting light in different diffraction efficiencies, and a device pattern adjacent to the test pattern established on the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP01/01/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20090002678 - Laser radar apparatus for three-dimensional detection of objects: In a laser radar apparatus, a laser beam generator that generates a laser beam and an optical detector that detects reflected light that has been reflected by an object in a field to be observed. A deflection performing means, provided with one or more deflection means each rotatable on a... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20090002677 - Target locator system: A target locator system comprises at least two target-locator cameras and a wireless communication system to communicatively couple the at least two target-locator cameras. Each target-locator camera includes a target sight to sight a target, a range finder, which is aligned with the target sight, configured to determine a distance... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20090002680 - Chirped amplitude modulation ladar: An imaging method and apparatus using an unmodulated pulsed laser with a chirp modulated receiver is provided for producing 3D plus intensity imagery of targets in heavily cluttered locations The apparatus includes a laser for emitting a laser beam and synchronizing a receiver to receive a reflected laser signal and... Agent: U S Army Research Laboratory Attn Amsrl Cs Cc Ip
20090002679 - Systems for doppler tracking using photonic mixing detectors: Ladar systems are provided. An exemplary ladar system includes a waveform generator for generating an arbitrary waveform, a laser for transmitting a modulated light signal toward a target, and a Doppler tracking loop for tracking the Doppler frequency shift between the transmitted light signal and a received reflected light signal.... Agent: U S Army Research Laboratory Attn Amsrl Cs Cc Ip
20090002681 - Optical encoder, method for preparing the optical encoder, and moving speed controlling device and apparatus using the optical encoder: An optical encoder including a sensor module including a light emitting member, a light receiving member opposite to the light emitting member to receive the emitted light, and at least one boss extending in a first direction; a shade member located between the light emitting member and the light receiving... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090002682 - Laser microdissection method, control system for a laser microdissection device and carrier device: A microdissection method for separating and taking a target zone of a biological preparation, disposed on a carrier device with a laser light-absorbent incisable layer and a carrier means, comprises cutting the preparation and the incisable layer along an edge segment of the target zone and removing of a non-excised... Agent: Mayback & Hoffman, P.A.
20090002683 - Small volume in vitro analyte sensor: The amount of analyte can be determined by coulometry, amperometry, voltammetry, and potentiometry. The invention can be used to determine the concentration of a biomolecule, such as glucose or lactate, in a biological fluid, such as blood or serum. An enzyme capable of catalyzing the electrooxidation or electroreduction of the... Agent: Bozicevic, Field & Francis LLP
20090002684 - High-speed spectrographic sensor for internal combustion engines: A high-speed absorption spectrographic system employs a slit-less spectroscope to obtain high-resolution, high-speed spectrographic data of combustion gases in an internal combustion engine allowing precise measurement of gas parameters including temperature and species concentration.... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.
20090002685 - Biological information imaging apparatus, biological information analyzing method, and biological information imaging method: A biological information imaging apparatus includes: a light source; an acoustic, wave detector that detects an acoustic wave generated from a light absorption material in a living body that has absorbed a part of energy of light irradiated from the light source to the living body, and converts it into... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090002687 - Focus determination for laser-mask imaging systems: A system and method for calibrating the focal position of the imaging plane of a sequential lateral solidification (SLS) system. A test pattern is formed on a test substrate while varying the z-position of the focal position. Information concerning the z-position of the focal position is stored by a data... Agent: Stallman & Pollock LLP
20090002688 - Optical inspection method and optical inspection system: An optical semiconductor wafer inspection system and a method thereof are provided for classifying and inspecting defects such as scratches, voids and particles produced in a flattening process by a polishing or grinding technique used for semiconductor manufacturing. The present invention is an optical semiconductor wafer inspection system and a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090002686 - Sheet metal oxide detector: An apparatus for detecting residual oxide or scale present on a metal surface following pickling or mechanical processing of the metal surface to remove scale makes use of laser light that is reflected off of the metal surface, a reflection detector that detects the absolute reflectivity and polarization of the... Agent: Thompson Coburn, LLP
20090002689 - Loop back plug with protective dust cap: A loop back device can include a dust cap with which to protect the loop back ferrule after use to facilitate reuse of the loop back device. The dust cap can be provided at a free end of the loop back device when the loop back device is secured to... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20090002690 - Inclination detection methods and apparatus: Apparatus and methods for detecting inclination employ a point source of light from which light is emitted through a lens toward a reflective surface of a liquid contained in a vessel. Light reflected from the surface passes through the lens to form a defocused image of the point source on... Agent: Bruce D Riter
20090002691 - Method and apparatus for real-time measurement and calculation of a fluorescent lifetime: The invention comprises a real-time stroboscopic acquisition protocol for a measurement of the fluorescence decay and a method and apparatus for real-time calculation of the fluorescence lifetime from that measurement.... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP
20090002692 - Method of measuring the laser power of a forward multiple laser beam in a multibeam optical scanning system: A method for measuring the laser power of a forward multiple beam generated by a laser diode array comprising at least two laser diodes, the method comprising a generation step, comprising generating the forward multiple beam; a separation step, comprising separating at least part of the forward multiple beam into... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090002693 - In-process vision detection of flaw and fod characteristics: An inspection system (9) includes an idler wheel (61) that is coupled to a fabrication system (8) and is in contact with a backing layer (65) of an applied material (64), A rotation sensor (63) monitors the idler wheel (61) and generates a rotational signal. A controller (24) is coupled... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20090002694 - Optical inspection of surfaces open to different directions in a piece of material: The invention relates to a device for optical inspection of the open surfaces (19 of objects from at least two different viewing directions (P1, P2). The device comprises a telecentric imaging unit (11 or 12, an angle mirror (13) and auxiliary mirrors (8) within the area (K) of the telecentric... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP
20090002695 - Method and apparatus for reviewing defect: The present invention provides an apparatus and a method for reviewing a defect with high throughput by detecting the defect to be reviewed with high sensitivity, comprising: an optical microscope; a correction means; and a scanning electron microscope which reviews the defect existed on the sample; wherein the optical microscope... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20090002696 - Standard for wavelength and intensity for spectrometers: The description relates to a standard for wavelength and intensity for spectrometers, particularly for calibrating and testing measurement heads in spectrometers which are usable primarily in the near infrared region (NIR) of the spectrum. The standard comprises a holder and a plate body arranged in the holder. The plate body... Agent: Gerald H. Kiel, Esq. Reed Smith LLP
20090002697 - Optical analysis systems and methods for dynamic, high-speed detection and real-time multivariate optical computing: Multivariate optical analysis systems employ multivariate optical elements and utilize multivariate optical computing methods to determine information about a product carried by light reflected from or transmitted through the product. One method of processing and monitoring the product includes introducing the product at an inspection point; illuminating the product with... Agent: Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A.
20090002702 - Distinguishing between renal oncocytoma and chromophobe renal cell carcinoma using raman molecular imaging: A system and method to provide a diagnosis of the renal disease state of a test renal sample. A database containing a plurality of reference Raman data sets is provided where each reference Raman data set has an associated known renal sample and an associated known renal disease state. A... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
20090002701 - Electric-field-enhancement structure and detection apparatus using same: Various aspects of the present invention are directed to electric-field-enhancement structures and detection apparatuses that employ such electric-field-enhancement structures. In one aspect of the present invention, an electric-field-enhancement structure includes a substrate having a surface. The substrate is capable of supporting a planar mode having a planar-mode frequency. A plurality... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090002699 - Method and device for identifying an unknown substance: A device for identifying an unknown substance includes an optical source configured to direct a laser excitation beam at the unknown substance. A detector is configured to detect scattered light from the unknown substance and generate at least one signal representative of a scattering spectrum corresponding to at least one... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (22697) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20090002700 - Solution sample plate with wells designed for improved raman scattering signal detection efficiency: Devices, methods of using the device, systems including the device that include a sample plate with sample containers (wells), wherein at least a portion of the surface of the sample plate and/or sample containers is coated with an optical reflective material. The optical reflective material, provides enhanced excitation signal intensity... Agent: Client 21058 C/o Darby & Darby P.C.
20090002698 - System and method for the electrostatic detection and identification of threat agents: A system and method for detecting aerosol threats comprising electrostatic collection and deposition of a threat agent onto a substrate. The threat agent deposited on the substrate is illuminated with a plurality of photons to thereby produce Raman scattered photons. The Raman scattered photons are analyzed in order to identify... Agent: Daniel H. Golub Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
20090002703 - Methods and systems for quantifying isobaric labels and peptides: Methods and systems for quantifying at least two isobaric labels and/or peptides labeled with different isobaric labels are disclosed. In certain examples, the method comprises fitting a mathematical function to at least two isobaric label fragment peaks in a mass spectrum to quantify simultaneously an amount of at least one... Agent: Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP
20090002704 - Systems and methods for remote monitoring of contaminants in fluids: A system and method of monitoring contaminant particles in pipelines. The system can include a probe for extending into a pipeline, and sampling fluid in the pipeline to ensure that a representative amount of contaminants within the pipeline can subsequently be measured. An analyzer receives the sampled fluid from the... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20090002705 - System method and apparatus for optical directional determination: A method for measuring the direction and velocity of a target in a measurement volume in a laser Doppler velocimetry system includes selecting a discrete number of grating positions for an electrically switchable grating, placing the electrically switchable grating in a light path of a laser source. The laser source... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP
20090002706 - Wafer level alignment structures using subwavelength grating polarizers: In one embodiment, a wafer alignment system, comprises a radiation source to generate radiation, a radiation directing assembly to direct at least a portion of the radiation onto a surface of a wafer, the radiation having a polarization state, an optical analyzer to collect at least a portion of the... Agent: Caven & Aghevli C/o Intellevate, LLC
20090002707 - Method and device for the optical monitoring of a running fibre strand: Disclosed are a method and a device for optically monitoring a running natural fiber strand. According to the invention, a light signal is sent onto the fiber strand and is emitted once again at a different point of the fiber strand surface, is received by a detector, and is evaluated... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20090002709 - Method for identifying a transparent object with the aid of its absorption spectrum: The present invention relates to a method for identifying transparent objects, for example measurement cuvettes, with the aid of their absorption spectrum and therefore makes it possible to protect articles against forgery or imitation.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090002708 - Methods and apparatus for spectroscopic imaging of materials in an array: A system for monitoring infrared absorption of each of a plurality of materials contained in an array has an infrared transparent substrate for the array of materials. An infrared radiation source irradiates the materials in the array with infrared radiation. An infrared detection system monitors material absorption of the infrared... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP (smx)
20090002710 - Device and method for transmission image sensing: A device for transmission image sensing for sensing an aerial image in a lithographic exposure apparatus comprises a projection system arranged to form, at an image side of the projection system, an aerial image of an object mark. The device further comprises a detector comprising a slit pattern having features... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20090002711 - Broad band referencing reflectometer: A spectroscopy system is provided which is optimized for operation in the VUV region and capable of performing well in the DUV-NIR region. Additionally, the system incorporates an optical module which presents selectable sources and detectors optimized for use in the VUV and DUV-NIR. As well, the optical module provides... Agent: O'keefe, Egan, Peterman & Enders LLP
20090002713 - Optical coherence tomography system: There is provided an optical coherent tomography device capable of enlarging a measurement range by removing the affect of a folded image. The device includes an optical phase modulator (14) enabling operation amplifiers (17, 18) and a calculation control device (21) to measure a first intensity as a cosine function... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC
20090002714 - Optical device comprising a cantilever and method of fabrication and use thereof: The present invention provides an optical device, comprising an optical fiber and a cantilever that is arranged on an end of the optical fiber; The cantilever may be an integral part of the optical fiber, and may have a length that is substantially equal to a diameter of the optical... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
20090002712 - Passively biased fiber-optic gyroscope and current sensor: Passively biased fiber-optic Sagnac interferometric sensor architecture, for gyroscope and current sensor in particular, is disclosed. One embodiment uses a 3×3 coupler entirely made of circular polarization maintaining fiber that serves as a beam splitter and meanwhile a passive bias. An alternative is to use a 3×3 hybrid coupler consisting... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20090002715 - Coordinate measuring machine with vibration decoupling and method for vibration decoupling of a coordinate measuring machine: A coordinate measuring machine (1) with vibration decoupling is disclosed, and a method for vibration damping or decoupling is realized. There is provided a measurement table (20) movable in the X-coordinate direction and in the Y-coordinate direction, which is essentially movable in one plane (25a). A controller (16) is connected... Agent: C. Richard Lohrman, Esq. Simpson & Simpson, PLLC
20090002716 - Laser scanning interferometric surface metrology: An apparatus for assessing topology of a surface of a target. The apparatus includes an optical source for generating a probe laser beam. The apparatus also includes means for scanning the probe laser beam across at least a portion of the surface of the target. The apparatus further includes a... Agent: Bose Mckinney & Evans LLP
20090002717 - Condition assessment system for a structure including a semiconductor material: An improved condition testing system and method includes a structure including a semiconductor material with a target portion and a second portion. The target portion has a first feature when at least one of the following occurs: an external force is received by the second portion of the structure and... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP/seattle
20090002718 - Optical measurement device: The invention relates to an optical measurement device (10) for measuring an optical appearance of a surface (16) of a sample (18), in particular the surface (16) of a human skin, comprising a measuring head (30) which can be brought into contact with the surface (16) of the sample (18),... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090002719 - System and method for scanning and measuring points of an object: A method for scanning and measuring points of an object is provided. The method includes: (a) selecting a measuring start point and a measuring end point from an image of the object; (b) controlling a laser to move and scan the object from the measuring start point to the measuring... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20090002720 - Device for measuring positions of structures on a substrate: A device for measuring positions of structures (3) on a substrate (2) is disclosed, wherein the device is enclosed by a climatic chamber (30). An illumination and imaging means (6, 14) is also arranged in the climatic chamber (30). At least one loading station (32) for substrates is formed on... Agent: Simpson & Simpson, PLLC
20090002721 - Wafer and stage alignment using photonic devices: A position sensing system for an optical metrology system, includes a plurality of photonic devices distributed on a carrier for providing a photonic response when interrogated with a measuring light, wherein a collective photonic response from the plurality indicates the position of the carrier. A method and an optical metrology... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Fishkill
20090002723 - Stage apparatus and vision measuring apparatus: A stage apparatus (100) includes a stage glass (210) having on an upper surface a stage surface (211) of a substantially flat plane on which a predetermined workpiece (W) is set, a plane light emitter (220) with a flat plane, which is provided to substantially all over a lower surface... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090002722 - Structure inspection method, pattern formation method, process condition determination method and resist pattern evaluation apparatus: Wavelength dispersion of intensity of light reflected from an evaluation object is measured. A complex refractive index of a substance forming the evaluation object and the environment are prepared. Virtual component ratios comprising a mixture ratio of the substances forming the evaluation object and the environment are prepared. Reflectance wavelength... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLPPrevious industry: Photocopying
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