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Optics: measuring and testing December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20090323047 - Method and system for designating a target and generating target-related action: A system that includes a laser designator configured to continuously designate a target with a pulsed laser spot. The system includes a sensor and associated processing system configured to receive a reflection of the laser spot, convert the received energy to plurality of signals, processing the signals for detecting true... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090323046 - System and method to detect foreign objects on a surface: A detection system and method are disclosed for detecting a foreign object on a surface, such as an airport runway or a racetrack. The detection system includes a plurality of detectors mounted on the vehicle and capable of receiving light reflected from the object on the surface, and producing data... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20090323048 - Optical transit time velocimeter: An L2F velocimeter comprises a probe for insertion into a fluid, the probe having an open area therein to allow the fluid to pass through. The probe comprises an illumination system to direct a pair of light beams, separated by a distance, through the open area, and a collection system... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C
20090323049 - Systems and methods for a wavelet transform viewer: Techniques for the display of a signal with a wavelet transform of that signal in a wavelet transform viewer are disclosed, according to embodiments. According to embodiments, the wavelet transform viewer can display a plot of physiological signals such as a photoplethysmograph (PPG) signal. A portion of the plot of... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal
20090323050 - Optical path monitoring device and optical path monitoring system: An optical path monitoring device according to the present invention includes: a measurement unit which irradiates optical pulses to an optical path as a monitoring target to cause back scattered lights, the measurement unit generating measurement data based on the back scattered lights; and a processing unit which controls operation... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090323051 - Optical inspection method and optical inspection apparatus: An optical inspection apparatus irradiates a light beam onto the outer surface of an object to be inspected, in the form of an illumination spot having an illumination intensity which is higher in the outer peripheral part of the object to be inspected than in the inner peripheral part thereof... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090323052 - Dynamic illumination in optical inspection systems: An optical inspection system or tool can be configured to inspect objects using dynamic illumination where one or more characteristics of the illumination is/are adjusted to meet the inspection needs of different areas. For example, the illumination intensity may be increased or decreased as the tool inspects areas of memory... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090323054 - Method for inspecting defect and apparatus for inspecting defect: The present invention is an apparatus for inspecting foreign particles/defects, comprises an illumination optical system, a detection optical system, a shielding unit which is provided in said detection optical system to selectively shield diffracted light pattern coming from circuit pattern existing on an inspection object and an arithmetic processing system,... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20090323053 - Optical inspection tools featuring light shaping diffusers: An optical inspection system or tool can be configured to adjust the distribution of light by using one or more diffusers. The diffusers can be variable in some embodiments. For example, the angular or spatial distribution of the illumination can be adjusted to minimize intensity of illumination outside of an... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090323055 - Crds brewster gas cell: A toxic gas sensor or device which is a cavity ring-down spectroscopy device having two or more mirror components. Each of the mirror components has two Brewster windows attached to it. The Brewster windows are resistant to toxic gases and together with the respective mirror form a hermetically sealed volume... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services
20090323058 - Laser microscope with a physically separating beam splitter: The invention proposes a method for imaging at least one microscopic property of a sample and an apparatus with which the proposed method can be carried out. In the method, at least one coherent illumination light with at least one illumination wavelength is produced by means of at least one... Agent: Alexander R Schlee SchleeIPInternational P.C.
20090323056 - Methods, arrangements and systems for obtaining information associated with a sample using optical microscopy: Exemplary embodiments of methods, arrangements and systems for obtaining information about a sample can be provided. For example, in one exemplary embodiment, it is possible to receive a first electro-magnetic radiation from a sample which is based on a second electro-magnetic radiation forwarded to the sample. The first electro-magnetic radiation... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20090323057 - Raman spectroscopy system and raman spectroscopy detection method: The present invention relates to a Raman spectroscopy system that includes a detection center. The detection center includes at least one light source for outputting exciting light which excites a detected object to generate Raman scattered light, and an analysis device for obtaining the Raman spectroscopy of the detected object.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090323059 - Shg quantification of matrix-related tissue dynamic and disease: A microscope for optical imaging of high optical scattering coefficient biological tissue, comprising an optical excitation source for irradiating a scan area of the sample and generating optical emissions, wherein the sample has a first face facing away from the source and a second face facing the source. A two... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090323060 - Spectral optical sensor and method for producing an optical spectral sensor: The invention relates to an optical spectral sensor for determining the spectral information of incident light, in particular in the visible and infrared spectral range, with at least one optoelectronic semiconductor arrangement and at least one metal film, which is surrounded by a dielectric, wherein the metal film has a... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.
20090323061 - Multi-color hetereodyne interferometric apparatus and method for sizing nanoparticles: A nanoparticle sensor is capable of detecting and recognizing single nanoparticles in an aqueous environment. Such sensor may find applications in broad areas of science and technology, from the analysis of diesel engine emissions to the detection of biological warfare agents. Particle detection is based on interferometric detection of multi-color... Agent: Blank Rome LLP
20090323062 - Sample analyzer, particle distribution diagram displaying method and computer program product: The present invention is to present a sample analyzer, comprising: a measuring section for obtaining characteristic parameter information regarding particles in a sample by measuring the sample; a particle distribution diagram generator for generating a particle distribution diagram representing distribution state of the particles in the sample regarding the characteristic... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090323063 - Apparatus and method for characterizing an interfacial property of a dispersion: An improvement in a PVT apparatus, which improvement includes a fluid path model having a fluid path and a sampling section, wherein the depth of the fluid path within the sampling section is substantially uniform and is less than about 100 μm. The apparatus may be configured to provide a... Agent: Rodman Rodman
20090323064 - Measurement of linear and circular diattentuation in optical elements: A system for measuring linear or circular diattenuation in an optical element includes a sample rotation stage for securing an optical element sample; a light source module for generating a source light beam and a detector module. The light source module and detector module are arranged with the sample rotation... Agent: Hancock Hughey LLP
20090323066 - Identification medium, article, identification device, and method of identifying identification medium: An identifying medium comprises an optical functional layer that is optically identifiable and comprises a layer containing microcapsules. The microcapsule contains a material that occurs color change by breaking the microcapsule.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090323065 - Light analyzer device: Apparatus including photodetector device, signal output device, and housing configured to be held in human hand. Signal output device is configured for emitting perceived color signal corresponding to light color data detected by photodetector device. Method that includes: providing apparatus configured to be held in human hand and having photodetector... Agent: Jay M. Brown
20090323067 - System and method for coating and shielding electronic sensor components: Embodiments described herein may include devices and methods of manufacturing sensors for monitoring physiological parameters of a patient. Specifically, embodiments disclose the use of conductive and nonconductive coating materials to increase comfort of sensor and increase accuracy of the parameters measured. The sensor may include a flexible circuit and an... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett LLC Attn:IPLegal
20090323068 - Gas analyzer and gas analyzing method: A gas analyzer capable of measuring a concentration of a gas component in gas at sensor units provided at a plurality of positions in real time by decreasing the number of signals input from the sensor units to an analyzer so as to reduce a data amount input to the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090323069 - Optical characterisation methods and systems: A device (100) for assisting in optical characterisation of a sample fluid. The device can comprise a substrate (102) with at least one measurement reservoir (104) adapted for filling with the fluid (106) in a filling direction. The device (100) thereby is adapted for receiving an illumination beam (108) for... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090323072 - Measurement of sample reflectance: An accessory for a spectrometer for carrying out measurements of specular reflectance of a sample. The accessory is designed so that all components can be located in a housing and the sample can be located horizontally on a top-plate of the housing with the components disposed below the plane of... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20090323070 - Method and apparatus for determining the concentration of a substance in a liquid: In a method for determining the concentration of at least one substance in a liquid the liquid is applied onto a test strip containing at least one test zone, wherein an optical sensor arrangement is moved step-by-step in a first direction over the surface of the test strip while the... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP
20090323071 - Optical measurement apparatus and optical measurement method for a liquid or molten material: An apparatus for optical measurement of a liquid or molten material, which has: a transparent container which has a bottom face and is capable of containing a to-be-measured material therein, with the bottom face at least having a flat face and being transparent; and an optical device that irradiates a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090323073 - Analytical instrument having internal reference channel: An analytical instrument for making measurements based on detection of an SPR resonance minimum or a refractometer transition shadowline on a detector array is improved by configuring a diaphragm of the instruments illumination system to include a first aperture, a second aperture, and an opaque region between the first and... Agent: Hodgson Russ LLP The Guaranty Building
20090323074 - Fiber-based laser interferometer for measuring and monitoring vibrational characterstics of scattering surface: A fiber-optic laser Doppler interferometer includes a MM interferometric coupler configured with a double-clad MM fiber having a core, inner cladding and outer cladding. The core of the double clad MM fiber delivers a single mode radiation of a laser source towards a vibrating scattering surface which, in response thereto,... Agent: L. Klebanov
20090323075 - Flexural disc fiber optic sensor: A fiber optic sensor employs a central support structure and at least two flexural discs spaced apart from one another along a central axis. Radially-inner portions of the flexural discs are rigidly attached to the central support structure. A fiber optic coil is affixed to one of the flexural discs.... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20090323076 - High resolution optical coherence tomography based imaging for intraluminal and interstitial use implemented with a reduced form factor: Mechanically robust minimal form factor OCT probes suitable for medical applications such as needle biopsy, intraluminal and intravascular imaging are achieved in part by employing compound lenses with some or all of the optical elements, including an optical fiber, to be thermally fused in tandem. To achieve a desired working... Agent: Law Offices Of Ronald M Anderson
20090323077 - Precision length standard for coherent laser radar: This disclosure presents a version of a coherent laser radar system that is immune to environmental effects on Mach-Zehnder-configured interferometers and reference length standards comprising such systems. The present disclosure also describes methods and materials which alleviate interferometer drift due to vapor absorption using a polyimide coated polarization maintaining fiber... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP
20090323078 - Method and system for step-and-align interference lithography: A method for step-and-align interference lithography is provided in the present invention, by which a displacement error relating to the moving of an interference light beam as the source of the interference light beam is being carried to move by a carrier is measured before interference lithography, and then the... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20090323079 - Method and tester for optical flying height measurement: A method for optical flying height measurement, and a flying height tester. The method the method comprises the steps of aligning a first slider and a second slider adjacent a transparent disk; varying a rotational speed of the disk relative to the first slider whereby a spacing between the first... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP (la)
20090323080 - Optical tomographic imaging apparatus and optical tomographic imaging method: In an optical tomographic imaging apparatus, a wavelength of a light beam emitted from the light source is selected by a light source section filter, and the light beam emitted from the light source is split into a measurement light beam and a reference light beam. The measurement light beam... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090323081 - Jig for measuring an object shape and method for measuring a three-dimensional shape: A jig for measuring an object shape includes a plate having a first surface and a second surface opposed to the first plate and two reference balls fixed to the plate, each ball surface being exposed on both the first and second surfaces. A reference plane is fixed to the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090323082 - Optical profile scanning: A profile of a surface of an object (12) that has a longitudinal axis is determined by arranging a camera (14) to view a portion of the surface with its viewing axis (15) substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis, and arranging two scanning light sources (16, 18) to define planes... Agent: Tod T. Tumey
20090323083 - Stage with displacement magnification mechanism for measuring: The present invention relates to a stage with a displacement measuring means capable of measuring a displacement, and more particularly, to a stage provided with a displacement magnification means capable of magnifying a displacement so as to precisely measure a minute displacement on the order of nanometers. A stage according... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20090323084 - Package dimensioner and reader: A package dimensioner and reader having a reference surface to support an object; a measurement system comprising at least one laser above the reference surface generating at least one laser beam directed towards the reference surface, and a first optical detection device above the reference surface and adjacent to the... Agent: Cislo & Thomas LLP12/24/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090316134 - Fiber laser ladar: A laser radar system and a method for use in a laser radar system are disclosed. More particularly, the laser radar system includes a fiber laser capable of generating a laser signal; a first optical path through which the generated laser signal may be transmitted; a second optical path through... Agent: Williams, Morgan & Amerson
20090316135 - Sensor device and system having a conveyor and a sensor device: A sensor device having a sensor arrangement for detecting moving objects that includes a sensor and an electronic unit. The sensor arrangement is designed to detect an object and to subsequently investigate whether there are present within the surface of the object regions that move at a different speed and/or... Agent: Burr & Brown
20090316136 - Method and system for identifying moving object, and method and system for inspecting moving object by radiation imaging: Disclosed is a method for identifying a moving object, comprising: a driving-in step of moving a moving object into a passage, a velocity measuring step of measuring a moving velocity of the moving object, a light beam emitting step of emitting light beams from one side of the passage, a... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20090316139 - Biodiesel/diesel blend level detection using absorbance: Described herein are embodiments of a method and device for determining the relative amounts of biodiesel and diesel in a biodiesel/diesel blend without separating the biodiesel from the diesel. Embodiments of the method comprise providing a device for measuring absorbance of the blend, measuring absorbance of the blend at one... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
20090316137 - Living body ingredient concentration measuring instrument: The biological constituent concentration measuring device includes: a detecting section for detecting infrared radiation emitted by an eardrum; an acquisition section for acquiring thickness information about the thickness of the eardrum; and a computing section for figuring out the concentration of the biological constituent based on the infrared radiation detected... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090316140 - Method and apparatus for using infrared readings to detect misidentification of a diagnostic test strip in a reflectance spectrometer: A method and apparatus for using an infrared reading to detect the misidentification of a diagnostic test strip disposed on a feed table comprising the steps of determining if the test strip possesses specified reagents, reading the infrared reflectances from the reagent positions, determining if the reflectances are within an... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090316138 - Method and instrumentation for determining a physical property of a particle: Physical property determination of a particle or classification of the particle as a function of the physical property by evaluating scattered light profile from a single particle is disclosed. The particle may include chemical structures that vibrate as a function of a physical property of the particle. The physical property... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20090316141 - Fourier domain sensing: Methods, systems, and apparatuses are provided for measuring one or more sinusoidal Fourier components of an object. A structured second radiation is generated by spatially modulating a first radiation. The structured second radiation illuminates the object, The structured second radiation is scaled and oriented relative to the object. The object... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090316142 - Method for measuring illuminance of lamp: A method for measuring illuminance of a lamp utilizes at least one illuminance meter and a rotary apparatus. The lamp is installed on the rotary apparatus. The lamp emits light and projects onto an irradiation area. A measurement area is defined from within the irradiation area. The measurement area is... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090316143 - Visual inspection apparatus, visual inspection method, and peripheral edge inspection unit that can be mounted on visual inspection apparatus.: This visual inspection apparatus has a macro-inspection section and a micro-inspection section. In the micro-inspection section, a inspection stage and a microscope are loaded into a loading plate. The inspection stage can be moved in any directions of the X, Y, and Z directions, and can also be rotated in... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20090316144 - Device for detecting the condition of an optical filter and illumination device: A device for detecting the condition of an optical filter which is arranged in the optical path of a light source so as to cut light of a specific wavelength from the light emitted by the light source. A detection light source outputs a detection light beam which passes through... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090316145 - Test vessel and test arrangement for a monitoring device for vessels: The invention relates to a test vessel (1) for a monitoring device for vessels, comprising a plurality of first marking rings (2) which surround the bottle body (7) at least in some sections at predefined fixed heights, and a plurality of marking lines (4) which run in a longitudinal direction... Agent: Hayes Soloway P.C.
20090316146 - Three mirror anastigmat spectrograph: A portable spectrograph including a primary mirror, a secondary mirror, and a tertiary mirror forming a TMA having a common vertex axis, a diffraction grating, and a dispersive prism, where the portable spectrograph can detect wavelengths between 150 nm and 1.1 μm. The portable spectrograph also may include a collimating... Agent: Dale F. Regelman
20090316147 - Method and apparatus for failure detection in lighting systems: A method and apparatus for continuous monitoring of a light bulb or group of light bulbs. The light emission of a light bulb is compared with known emission failure values for similar types of light bulbs, and a determination of a near failure status for the bulb is made.... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (ibm Corp)
20090316148 - Spectrophotometer: Disclosed herein is a spectrophotometer. The spectrophotometer includes a CPU having a signal prediction part and a comparison/calculation part. The signal prediction part predicts the strength of an output signal from a photodetection unit during the next period based on the strength of the output signal from the photodetection unit.... Agent: Cheng Law Group, PLLC
20090316149 - Spectrophotometer system with modular 45/0 head: In one embodiment, the invention is a spectrophotometer with a modular 45/0 head. One embodiment of an apparatus for measuring a reflectance of a sample includes a plurality of light emitting diodes for emitting light, a reflective housing positioned above the plurality of light emitting diodes, where the reflective housing... Agent: Wall & Tong , LLP
20090316150 - Self calibration methods for optical analysis system: Disclosed is a system and methodologies for providing self-calibration in an optical analysis system. Illumination light is directed toward a material to be sampled while provisions are made to modify the characteristics of at least a portion of the illumination light falling on a reference detector. The modified characteristics may... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.
20090316151 - Dynamic characterization of particles with flow cytometry: Flow cytometry concepts are modified to enable dynamic characterizations of particles to be obtained using optical scattering data. Particles in flow will be introduced into a sample volume. Light scattered by a particle in the sample volume is collected and analyzed. What differentiates the concepts disclosed herein from conventional flow... Agent: Law Offices Of Ronald M Anderson
20090316153 - Determining in-band optical signal-to-noise ratios in optical signals with time-varying polarization states using polarization extinction: A method and apparatus for improving the accuracy of in-band OSNR measurements using a conventional polarization extinction or polarization-nulling method. In particular, the severe degradations of the polarization extinction that result from slow and fast polarization fluctuations in the optical signal components during the in-band OSNR measurement are substantially mitigated... Agent: Pequignot + Myers LLC
20090316152 - Spectrometric analyzing device and spectrometric analyzing method: A spectrometric analyzing device is capable of analyzing a thin film with high accuracy by using light having an arbitrary wavelength, such as not only infrared light but also visible light, ultraviolet light and X-ray, and using whatever refractive index of a supporting member of the thin film. A spectrometric... Agent: Wells St. John P.s.
20090316154 - Tachyonized material test method: Many suppliers claimed their products have been Tachyonized™ since the discovery and commercialization of Tachyonized™ products by Advanced Tachyon Technologies International. Genuine materials that have been Tachyonized have demonstrated a range of beneficial properties to biological organisms and processes. However, the market has been saturated with competitors making such claims... Agent: Edward S. Sherman, Esq.
20090316156 - Method for estimating reflectance: A first reflectance R(αa) of a first reflected light Va inside an incident plane A is measured, and a first locus l of termini of first bisection vectors Ha(|Ha|=|R(αa)|), which displaces two-dimensionally inside the incident plane A, is determined. A second reflectance R(αb) of a second reflected light Vb outside... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090316155 - Reflection type encoder, scale thereof and method for producing scale: A reflection type encoder, which receives a plurality of light-receiving signals from a single scale, includes a light source, a scale having a plurality of patterns formed thereon to which light is irradiated from the light source, and a light-receiving element for receiving light reflected from each of the plurality... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090316157 - Direct detection of localized modulation of ion concentration on an electrode-electrolyte interface: The present invention directly measures localized electrochemical processes on a planar electrode using differential interferometry. The ionic charge accumulation at the electrode-electrolyte interface may be directly measured by using differential interferometry as a function of magnitude and frequency (for example, 2-50 kHz) of an external potential applied on an electrode.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090316158 - Interferometric chemical sensor array: The device is a gas/vapor/aerosol/particulate sensor with a receiver/transmitter option. This optical MEMS device is designed to be a self-contained optical bench, integrating of an entire interferometer into a MOEMS ‘optical bench’ system-on-a-chip, and includes multiplexed optical path sensors. The sensing structures consist of laser sources, semiconductor photo detectors, refractive/reflective... Agent: Smith Hopen, Pa
20090316159 - Slab waveguide spatial heterodyne spectrometer assembly: An optical broadband micro-spectrometer containing an input optical assembly, a group of slab waveguide spatial heterodyne spectrometer (SHS) integrated circuits (ICs), a detection module and a processor for multi-line detection. The input optical assembly applies an input light signal uniformly with respect to brightness and frequency to the apertures of... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.
20090316160 - Optical coherence imaging systems having a reduced effective linewidth and methods of using the same: Frequency domain optical coherence imaging systems have an optical source, an optical detector and an optical transmission path between the optical source and the optical detector. The optical transmission path between the optical source and the optical detector reduces an effective linewidth of the imaging system. The optical source may... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec12/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090310117 - Method for detecting objects with a pivotable sensor device: A scan sensor emits detection beams for detecting objects in a scanning area within a scanning plane. The position of the scanning plane is changed by pivoting the sensor device in a scanning area, to produce multiple detection planes. Detection points of objects in the surroundings of the sensor device... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090310118 - Method and lidar system for measuring air turbulences on board aircraft and for airports and wind farms: The invention relates to a method for measuring air turbulences with a lidar system, particularly on board aircraft during which a pulsed expanded laser beam (12) of a predetermined wavelength is emitted up to a spatial area and light backscattered from this spatial area is received. At a first point... Agent: Thompson Coburn LLP
20090310119 - Photoelastic layer with integrated polarizer: In accordance with the present invention, a photoelastic layer for detecting stress and strain is described. The photoelastic layer comprises a photoelastic material that when strained refracts light anisotropically. The photoelastic layer further comprises an integrated polarizer attached on top of the photoelastic material. Also in accordance with the present... Agent: Duhane Lam
20090310120 - Monitoring device for detecting stress strain and method for using same: The present invention provides a monitoring device for detecting stresses and strains in structural components and a method of using the monitoring device. The monitoring device comprises a base material, one or more attachment points for attaching the monitoring device to a structure to be monitored, a detection zone on... Agent: Duhane Lam
20090310121 - Photoelastic coating for structural monitoring: In accordance with another aspect of the invention, there is provided a method of structural monitoring using a photoelastic structural monitoring coating. The method comprises the steps of providing a structure for which structural monitoring is desired, applying a photoelastic layer to said structure as a solvent-based liquid or gel,... Agent: Duhane Lam
20090310122 - Blood analyzer, sample analyzer, and flow cytometer: A sample analyzer is provided that is capable of eliciting sufficient performance of an avalanche photodiode, and performing high-precision analysis of the sample. The sample analyzer is provided with a WBC detection section that uses the avalanche photodiode as a photoreceptor element. The WBC detection section is provided with a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090310123 - Blood concentrate detector: A blood concentrate detector is disclosed for non-invasive, optical, detection of blood in translucent fluids, within translucent tubes, wherein the fluid is formed into a biconvex lens to 1st disperse the light beam, being emitted through a 0.03 to 0.06 inch orifice, across the inner diameter of the tube, then... Agent: Frost Controls, Inc.
20090310125 - Arrangement adapted to evaluate the intensity of or a changing in the intensity of an electro-magnetic beam or a bundle of beams: The present invention refers to an arrangement adapted to evaluate the spectral intensity of and/or a changing in the spectral intensity of an electro-magnetic beam or a bundle of beams, whereby said bundle of beams is directed towards and received by a lens element and where said lens element is... Agent: Levisohn, Berger , LLP
20090310124 - Development of disposable/sealable caps for spectroscopic probes: The present invention relates to a sealable cell for measuring a liquid sample comprising a spectroscopic probe and a removable cap that can accommodate at least the head of the probe, wherein the internal wall of the cap comprises one or more grooves which are disposed so as to allow... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090310126 - Method and apparatus for raised material detection: A method is provided of detecting a region of raised material on a document surface. A surface of the document is illuminated with at least one angled radiation beam such that any raised material on the document surface reflects the radiation. The surface containing the raised material is imaged using... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090310127 - Laser-induced fluorescence fiber optic probe measurement of oil dilution by fuel: Apparatus for detecting fuel in oil includes an excitation light source in optical communication with an oil sample for exposing the oil sample to excitation light in order to excite the oil sample from a non-excited state to an excited state and a spectrally selective device in optical communication with... Agent: Ut-battelle, LLC Office Of Intellectual Property
20090310128 - Novel optical sensor for the instantaneous detection and identification of bioaerosols: A novel apparatus comprising three main systems: air sampling, detection and computerized electric system; and method of using the same in the sampling, detection and identification of bioaerosols, wherein the identification of the said bioaerosol is base on a multiphoton laser diagnostic technique along with the velocity and aerodynamic size... Agent: Eugenio J. Torres
20090310129 - Drying nozzle: A drying nozzle (1) for drying a peripheral portion of an ophthalmic lens (CL), in particular a contact lens, comprises an inlet (30) for the supply of a pressurized gas and a continuous annular outlet gap (11) having a predetermined width (W) through which the pressurized air is capable of... Agent: Ciba Vision Corporation Patent Department
20090310130 - Method and system for enhanced remote detection of low concentration vapors: There is provided a method for detecting a target material, preferably a solid or liquid target material. The method may comprise the steps of targeting a material for analysis, heating the material with a heating source from a remote distance to effectively increase a temperature of the material and to... Agent: NovatechIPLaw
20090310132 - Spectroscopic apparatus and methods: In a Raman spectroscopy apparatus, exciting light is focussed on a sample (26) as a line focus 38. Spectra from points in the line focus are dispersed in rows 46 on a CCD detector 34, having a two-dimensional array of pixels. The line focus moves longitudinally in a direction Y... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090310131 - Spectroscopy system: A Raman spectroscopy system has a filter arrangement comprising two filters (16, 26A) in series, to reject light of the illuminating wavenumber from the scattered light of interest. The filters are tilted and have different characteristics for light of first and second different polarisation states. To counter this, the filters... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090310133 - Method for designing light transmission device, optical element and sensor: The present invention provides a method for designing a light transmission device, which adjusts a wavelength region of a spectrum of transmitted light without expanding a width of a transmission spectrum and without lowering the transmittance. The method for designing a light transmission device having a metal thin film, and... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090310134 - Multi micro-hollow cathode light source and multi-atomic simulataneous absorption spectrum analyzer: [Solving Means] The light source includes a glass vessel 40 containing He gas; a plurality of micro hollow pipes 11 that are cylindrical with a diameter of 1 mm or less and made of copper or a copper alloy; an anode mesh 32 provided at ends of the micro hollow... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20090310135 - Compact catadioptric spectrometer: An optical characterisation system is described for characterising optical material. The system typically comprises a diffractive element (104), a detector (106) and an optical element (102). The optical element (102) thereby typically is adapted for receiving an illumination beam, which may be an illumination response of the material. The optical... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090310136 - Method for detection of oversized sub-resolution assist features: Disclosed are methods and apparatus for inspecting a sub-resolution assist features (SRAF) on a reticle. A test flux measurement for a boundary area that encompasses a width and a length portion of a test SRAF is determined, and at least one reference flux measurement for one or more boundary areas... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve Sampson LLP - Kla Tencor Kla Tencor
20090310137 - Method for aligning wafer and alignment apparatus using the method: A method of aligning a wafer includes recognizing images of the wafer accommodated on a work table and a notch of the wafer using a camera, designating at least one notch point of the notch in a recognized image, producing at least one reference line using the designated notch point... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC
20090310138 - Method and device for monitoring the condition of a medium: the condition of the medium is evaluated, using measuring electronics, from the intensity of the change, according to set criteria. The measurement is performed using a sensor with a compact measuring head, in which the measuring electronics are essentially outside the channel, and in which the light is conducted to... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C.
20090310139 - Detection of substances: A method for detection of biological materials is described, comprising allowing a substance to be detected to bind to a ligand provided on the surface of a material within which light can undergo attenuated total internal reflection; transmitting light within the material; and detecting any bound substances by a change... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.
20090310140 - Optical sensing devices and methods: A method and system are disclosed for detecting the presence of a perturbation of a microresonator including the step of exciting at least first and second resonant guided optical modes of a microresonator with a light source that is in optical communication with the microresonator. The method further includes inducing... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20090310141 - Two-wavelength laser interferometer and method of adjusting optical axis in the same: A two-wavelength laser interferometer includes: a two-wavelength laser light source that emits two laser beams having different wavelengths; a two-wavelength polarizing beam splitter that includes a beam splitter and a beam superposer, the beam splitter splitting each of the two laser beams having the different wavelengths into a reference beam... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090310142 - Position measurement system: A position measurement system for measuring positional coordinates of a point under measurement includes a first noise removal unit, a parameter determination unit and a second noise removal unit. The first noise removal unit removes noise from the measured positional coordinates to acquire first positional coordinate values. The parameter determination... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090310143 - Apparatus for measuring carriageway surface properties: An apparatus for measuring surface properties of a carriageway or road, comprising a platform arranged to move over the carriageway, the platform carrying a light source arranged to illuminate the carriageway, and a detector arranged to receive light returning from the carriageway, characterised in that the light source projects a... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20090310144 - Systems and methods for transmitting information associated with projecting: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods that are related to transmitting and receiving information associated with projection.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20090310145 - Positioning apparatus, positioning method, exposure apparatus, device manufacturing method, and methods of manufacturing positioning apparatus and exposure apparatus: A positioning apparatus comprises a controller for controlling a driving device, and positions a measurement portion of an optical element. The controller displaces a drive portion of the optical element by a specific operation of the driving device, and calculate a displacement of the optical element as a first displacement... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090310146 - System, apparatus, method and computer program product for optical position recognition: A system, apparatus, method, and computer program product for evaluating an object disposed on an upper surface of an object holder. At least one first frame representing a captured portion of the object is acquired, while the object holder is positioned at each of a plurality of locations. At least... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090310147 - Optical displacement measuring instrument: A first light detector and a second light detector, in each of which a plurality of light-receiving elements are arranged in an adjoining manner, are respectively provided anterior to an image-forming point of first reflected light and posterior to an image-forming point of second reflected light. A focal-point detecting circuit... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C12/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090303456 - Multi-waveband sensor system and methods for seeking targets: Embodiments of a multi-waveband sensor system and method for seeking targets are generally described herein. In some embodiments, the multi-waveband sensor system includes a secondary reflector positioned within a gathering path of a primary reflector to reflect the wavebands gathered by the primary reflector back through an aperture in the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090303457 - Observation device with a distance meter: The invention relates to a binocular observation device, in particular a field glass, with two visual optical paths and with a laser distance meter with a laser transmitter and a laser receiver and with an opto-electronic display element. A part of an optical path of the laser transmitter is integrated... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20090303458 - Device and method for measuring relative movement: A device for measuring movement of an object (15) and the device relative to each other. The device comprises a laser (3) for generating a measuring beam (13), which is converged by a lens (10) in an action plane. Radiation reflected by the object (15) is converged to re-enter the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090303459 - Method and apparatus for contactless determination of a lateral offset relative to a straight-ahead direction: Method and apparatus for contactless determination of lateral offset relative to a straight-ahead direction when an object moves relative to an object with a stochastic surface structure, in which the surface structure is imaged on at least two similar photosensors arranged behind one another at a defined separation in the... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090303460 - Reinforcement element with sensor fiber, monitoring system, and monitoring method: A reinforcement element, comprises at least one sensor fiber adapted for strain measurements based on stimulated Brillouin scattering within said sensor fiber. Furthermore, a system for monitoring strain within a structure comprises a reinforcement element comprising at least one sensor fiber adapted for strain measurements based on stimulated Brillouin scattering... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090303461 - Detection of enhanced multiplex signals by surface enhanced raman spectroscopy (sers): Various methods of using Raman-active or SERS-active probe constructs to detect analytes in biological samples, such as the nucleic acid and/or protein-containing analytes in a body fluid are provided.... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
20090303462 - Correlation technique for analysis of clinical condition: The present invention provides a correlation technique for analysis of changes in bodily fluid and/or tissue in order to identify or monitor appearance, progression or treatment of a disease or condition in a subject. The disclosed method involves measuring spectral properties or changes in bodily fluid and/or tissue of a... Agent: Dunlap Codding, P.C.
20090303463 - Weatherable polyolefin nanocomposites: A method is disclosed concerning discovering how the use of an additive in a polyolefin compound affects the weatherability of that compound. Applying that technique, a weatherable polyolefin nanocomposite is disclosed, which contains UV stabilizers that filter wavelengths in a range influenced by presence of organoclay in the nanocomposite.... Agent: Polyone Corporation
20090303464 - Optical fiber twisting apparatus, method of manufacturing optical fiber, and optical fiber: An optical fiber twisting apparatus that prevents line distortion in an optical fiber undergoing a drawing process and provides a consistent coating on a bare optical fiber. This optical fiber twisting apparatus includes a twist roller apparatus that having a twist roller that, by imparting a twist to an optical... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090303465 - Multi-imaging automated inspection methods and systems for wet ophthalmic lenses: A method for inspecting lenses, especially wet contact lenses provided in a volume of liquid inside a container is described. A first image of the lens at a first position in the container is obtained, the lens then being moved to a second position within the container where a second... Agent: Klein, O'neil & Singh, LLP
20090303466 - Apparatus for detecting propreties of fuel for working machine: An apparatus for detecting a property of fuel detects the property of fuel at the time of fuel supply. A measuring chamber member is provided to a fuel tank. The greater portion of fuel supplied from a fuel supply nozzle falls down from a fuel supply aperture via a flow... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20090303467 - Method and apparatus for determining intensities and peak wavelengths of light: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for determining intensities and peak wavelengths of light. The apparatus comprises one or more pairs of sensing units for sensing the light, a first sensing unit of a pair configured to sense a first intensity of the light in a first predetermined... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090303469 - Crack measuring method and apparatus: Disclosed are a crack measuring method that may automatically measure crack growth in a surface of a structure rapidly and exactly without influencing the structure using image processing scheme, and an apparatus thereof. The crack measuring method includes: irradiating light to a surface of a structure; converting reflected light, wherein... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20090303470 - Foreign matter inspection apparatus and foreign matter inspection method: A foreign-matter inspection apparatus is implemented which allows the stable detection sensitivity to be maintained. A laser beam emitted from a laser apparatus is applied to a beam irradiation sample via an irradiation unit and a mirror. Then, the laser beam is captured into a beam-capturing camera via an image-forming... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090303468 - Undulation inspection device, undulation inspecting method, control program for undulation inspection device, and recording medium: An undulation inspection device of the present invention includes: illumination means (line light source 2) that subjects, to illumination, an object to be inspected; light intensity acquisition means (area sensor 3) that acquires light intensity distribution of light that comes, in response to the illumination, from a surface of the... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090303471 - Chemical imaging explosives (chimed) optical sensor: A system and method of detecting explosive compounds located on a sample. The sample is irradiated with animal-safe ultra-violet radiation generating a fluorescence data set. A fluorescence database is searched based on the fluorescence data set in order to identify a known fluorescence data set. If the searching of the... Agent: Chemimage Corporation
20090303472 - Methods of use for surface enhanced raman spectroscopy (sers) systems for the detection of bacteria: Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopic (SERS) systems and methods for detecting biomolecules of interest, such as a bacterium are provided.... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20090303473 - Method of monitoring and controlling of mixing processes: A method for determining the degree of mixing between components in a mixing process, the method including the steps of: a) mixing at least two components and at least two luminescent materials to form a mixture, wherein the luminescent materials are added to the mixture separately from each other, and... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090303474 - Method and microscope for high spatial resolution examination of samples: A method and a microscope, in particular a laser scanning fluorescence microscope, for high spatial resolution examination of samples, the sample (1) to be examined comprising a substance that can be repeatedly converted from a first state (Z1, A) into a second state (Z2, B), the first and the second... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090303475 - Multi-wavelength light source for spectroscopy: m
20090303476 - Modulation cancellation method in laser spectroscopy: Novel methods and laser spectroscopic systems for accurately measuring the concentration of compounds are disclosed herein. The disclosed methods utilize a modulation cancellation technique resulting in a significantly increase in the sensitivity and accuracy of laser spectroscopic measurements. In general, the methods and systems utilize modulation phase-shifting and amplitude attenuation... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C.
20090303477 - Reagent-less test strip system for analyte measurement and method of use: A reagent-less test strip system including a spectrometer; a test strip with a membrane for receiving a test sample, the membrane configured to separate the test sample into at least the following: one or more components that would interfere with measurement by the spectrometer and one or more components including... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20090303478 - Apparatus for producing optical signatures from coinage: An apparatus for producing scattering signatures from a coin comprises a platform configured to hold the coin and an electromagnetic radiation source configured to produce a beam directed toward a portion of at least one surface of the coin. The electromagnetic radiation source is arranged to produce a far-field scattering... Agent: Schneck & Schneck
20090303479 - Optical apparatus and method for the inspection of nucleic acid probes by polarized radiation: An optical apparatus for the inspection of nucleic acid probes includes: a holder (22) for housing a chip (1) for analysis of nucleic acids, containing nucleic acid probes (12, 12′); a light (24), for supplying an excitation radiation (WE) to the holder (22); and an optical sensor (25) for detecting... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20090303480 - Terahertz spectroscopic apparatus: A terahertz spectroscopic apparatus includes a polarization beam splitter transmitting or reflecting a linearly polarized terahertz wave, a quarter wave plate imparting a phase difference of 90° to a terahertz wave impinging thereon, and an optical member guiding a circularly polarized terahertz wave impinging thereon from the polarization beam splitter... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20090303481 - Optical component, a front/back identifying method for the optical component, and a front/back identifying device for the optical component: Using the device including an analyzer 6 for an optical component 1 configured such that when a crossed Nicols arrangement is formed between the component 1 and the analyzer 6, an amount or a hue of light transmitting through the arrangement when placed in the arrangement is a protective film... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090303482 - Enhanced ovl dummy field enabling \"on-the-fly\" ovl measurement methods: A semiconductor wafer may include a dummy field configured to enable overlay measurements. The enhanced dummy field may include a plurality of encoding blocs that enable OVL measurements to be made throughout the enhanced dummy field.... Agent: Suiter Swantz/kla Joint Customer Number Suiter Swantz PC Llo
20090303483 - Exposure apparatus and device manufacturing method: An exposure apparatus which aligns an original held by an original stage with a substrate held by a substrate stage, includes a measurement unit which measures the positional relationship between a mark of the original and a mark of the substrate stage, and a control unit which controls the measurement... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090303484 - Web inspection calibration system and related methods: Systems and methods for calibrating a web inspection system.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20090303485 - Electronic component mounting apparatus and printed circuit board processing apparatus: An electronic component mounting apparatus or a printed board processing apparatus is provided which can reliably detect positioning of a board in a position for having a component mounted thereon and further detect transferring of the board to a predetermined position, thereby contributing toward productivity improvement. To detect transferring of... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20090303486 - Light source and gas measuring device: A light source is provided that realizes a single spectral linewidth having a half value width of 1 MHz or less and that is not influenced by the ambient temperature. A light source includes first laser (71) generating first laser light, second laser (12) generating second laser light, and nonlinear... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20090303487 - Tunable photonic cavities for in-situ spectroscopic trace gas detection: Compact tunable optical cavities are provided for in-situ NIR spectroscopy. MEMS-tunable VCSEL platforms represents a solid foundation for a new class of compact, sensitive and fiber compatible sensors for fieldable, real-time, multiplexed gas detection systems. Detection limits for gases with NIR cross-sections such as O2, CH4, COx and NOx have... Agent: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
20090303488 - Apparatus and method for detection of a film on a surface: An apparatus for detection of the existence of a film on a surface comprises a lens, a light emitter and a light sensor. The light emitter is preferably disposed in spaced relation to the lens and is configured to emit light toward the lens such that the light is incident... Agent: NovatechIPLaw
20090303489 - Surface plasmons: The generation of surface plasmons on a metal layer arranged upon an outer surface of an optical waveguide, using light reflected from inside the optical waveguide. The reflected light may be a reflected part of guided light travelling along the optical waveguide and may be a back-reflected (e.g. obliquely back-reflected)... Agent: Swanson & Bratschun, L.L.C.
20090303490 - Delay interferometer: In a delay interferometer, a Michelson delay interferometer unit is mounted on a package made of a Kovar material. The Michelson delay interferometer unit has optical components including a beam splitter which splits an optical signal, reflectors which reflect the split optical signals, and an optical phase adjusting plate which... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20090303491 - Delay interferometer: In a delay interferometer in which a Michelson delay interferometer unit is mounted in a package having first and second sidewall portions that are perpendicular to each other, the delay interferometer includes: a Michelson delay interferometer unit in which first interference output light obtained by processing input light that is... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20090303492 - Delay interferometer: In a delay interferometer in which a Michelson delay interferometer unit is mounted in a package, the delay interferometer includes: a Michelson delay interferometer unit in which A-channel interference output light obtained by optically processing input light that is formed by splitting input light received through an input port, into... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20090303493 - Interferometry for lateral metrology: A method is disclosed which includes: using a scanning interferometry system, generating a sequence of phase-shifted interferometry images at different scan positions of an object comprising a buried surface, identifying a scan position corresponding to a position of best focus for the buried surface based on the sequence of phase-shifted... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090303494 - Method for measuring wear in the refractory lining of a metallurgical melting vessel: A method of a method for measuring wear in the lining of a metallurgical melting vessel such as a steel converter (1), by a laser scanner (2) A laser having a contouring system on a cart can be moved between measurements The laser contouring system references three permanent marks behind... Agent: Minerals Technologies, Inc.
20090303495 - Method and device for measuring heights of patterns: A method for measuring the heights of patterns of an object, including: a light emission, the light includes a propagation mode of interest for at least one wavelength of interest, an illumination of the surface of the object by the light, a reflection of the light by the surface of... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20090303496 - Method and apparatus for reducing probe wavelength in laser excited surface acoustic wave spectroscopy: The penetration depth of surface acoustic wave scales with wavelength. To measure thinner films using impulse stimulated thermal scattering (ISTS) it is advantageous to reduce the measurement wavelength to on the order of 1 micron. One way to reduce the measurement wavelength is to employ a high numerical aperture lens... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator
20090303497 - Method for measuring the volume or the end face diameter of a tree trunk and for quality control: The invention relates to a method for measuring the volume or the end face diameter of a tree trunk and for quality control. The volume is measured in a prior known manner with laser gauges capable of measuring top and butt diameters as well as a length, which are used... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald12/03/2009 > 36 patent applications in 30 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
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