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Optics: measuring and testing February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100045962 - Distance estimation based on image contrast: The determination of an apparent distance between an object and a surface is disclosed. One disclosed embodiment comprises illuminating the object with a spatially inhomogeneous irradiance from the surface, an intensity variation in the spatially inhomogeneous irradiance in a plane parallel to the surface responsive to a distance between the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100045963 - Optical distance measuring sensor and electronic device: An optical distance measuring sensor includes a light receiving element arranged on the same plane as a light emitting element. The light receiving element includes a light receiving unit having a plurality of cells and collecting the light emitted from the light emitting element and reflected by a target object,... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100045964 - Apparatus and method for laser ranging: The present invention relates to a method for laser ranging with high precision and high efficient, a method for identifying distance mode automatically during laser ranging process, and a laser ranger with high precision, high efficient and low power waste. The accuracy of ranging is increased through multi classes of... Agent: GlobalIPServices
20100045965 - Lidar system using a pseudo-random pulse sequence: A light detection and ranging system includes a transmitter transmitting a transmitted light pulse timing sequence, with pseudo-random timing and including a plurality of light pulses, toward a target. An optical receiver receives a reflected light pulse timing sequence including a plurality of light pulses from the target. An electronic... Agent: Calfee Halter & Griswold, LLP
20100045966 - Method and system for acquiring a 3-d image of a scene: For acquiring a 3-D image of a scene, the scene is illuminated with modulated light emitted by an illumination unit and imaged onto an array of lock-in pixel sensor cells, which detect the previously emitted light after it has been scattered or reflected by an object or a living being... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100045968 - Method for non-contact measurement of the velocity and/or the length of an extrudate moved in the longitudinal direction, of a cable in particular: A method for non-contact measurement of the velocity and/or the length of an extrudate moved forward in the longitudinal direction, in particular of a cable during the production.... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.
20100045967 - Velocity detector: A method of detecting the velocity of a moving object comprising the steps of: passing a beam of coherent light through an optical mask having a pattern of alternating opaque and non-opaque regions formed thereon, whereby an image of alternating light and dark fringes is projected along the length of... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20100045970 - Infrared imaging using thermal radiation from a scanning probe tip: A method for performing sub-micron optical spectroscopy, using a heated SPM probe and far-field collection optics is described. The enhanced emission characteristics at a sharp heated tip constitute a highly localized wideband IR source. Thus the IR absorption and emission properties of a sample surface adjacent can be observed and... Agent: Mark Rodgers
20100045972 - Methods and apparatus for indirect illumination in electronic media rating systems: Methods and apparatus for indirect illumination in electronic media rating systems are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes reflecting infrared light off of a room ceiling to indirectly illuminate the audience member, receiving reflections of the indirect illumination off of the audience member, blocking visible light prior to receiving the... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100045969 - Methods for determining enantiomeric purity with varying chiral analyte concentration: A new strategy for the quantitative determination of enantiomeric purity that combines guest-host complexation, spectroscopy, and chemometric modeling. Spectral data for samples of known enantiomeric composition is subjected to a type of multivariate regression modeling known as partial least squares (“PLS-1”) regression. The PLS-1 regression produces a mathematical model that... Agent: T Ling Chwang Jackson Walker
20100045971 - Solar-powered light intensity measurement device: There is provided a solar powered light intensity measurement device which includes one or more photovoltaic cells, one or more resistors and one or more light emitting diodes. The one or more photovoltaic cells convert light to electricity, the output corresponding to the intensity of incident light. Electrically activated from... Agent: Gallagher & Kennedy, P. A.
20100045973 - Image pickup apparatus: The present invention provides an image pickup apparatus with a thin-shaped body. The image pickup apparatus includes: emitter means 8 for emitting an imaging light; light transmission means for leading the imaging light that comes from one face directly to another face, and leading the imaging light that comes from... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20100045974 - Compact background-free balanced cross-correlators: A compact, background-free, balanced cross-correlator enables (a) the detection of a timing error between two ultrashort pulses with (sub-)femtosecond resolution and (b) the timing synchronization of ultrashort pulse lasers using the output signal of the detector to close a phase-locked loop and can therefore serve as an integral part of... Agent: Modern Times Legal
20100045975 - Systems and methods for detecting defects in ceramic filter bodies: Systems (50) and methods are disclosed for detecting defects (DEF1-DEF5) in a ceramic filter body (10) having a honeycomb structure (12) that defined multiple channels (20). Plugs (30) are used to seal select channel ends (22, 24). The methods include using a first light source unit (52) and a first... Agent: Corning Incorporated
20100045976 - Inspection device: What is disclosed is an inspection device and a method wherein interconnected, substantially flat bags are provided, in which bags objects are present which are set vibrating, after which one or more images of the objects in the bag are recorded. The vibration is exerted on the objects in the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100045977 - Methods of analyzing samples using broadband laser light: Broadband light, for example, from a Fabry-Perot quantum cascade laser, is shone onto a sample, and spectral data concerning the broadband light reflected from the sample is collected. The spectral data is analyzed to determine information about one or more substances in the sample. For example, if the sample contains... Agent: Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC
20100045978 - Spectral signature extraction for drug verification and identification: Systems and methods perform signature extraction from an acquired spectrum of a pharmaceutical. An acquired spectrum of the pharmaceutical is measured using a spectrometer. The acquired spectrum is obtained from the spectrometer using a processor. A system-response function of the spectrometer is removed from the acquired spectrum using the processor.... Agent: Kasha Law LLC
20100045979 - Photocatalysis testing device: A photocatalysis testing device includes a reaction chamber, a light source, and a spectrophotometer. Reactants including a methylene blue (MB) solution and a photocatalyst can be added to the reaction chamber and illuminated by the light source. Color vanishing rate of the MB solution can be measured by the spectrophotometer.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100045980 - Spectrophotometer: A liquid sample is dropped onto the upper surface of a transparent and cylindrical light-transmitting body (22), and the liquid sample is maintained as a droplet by the surface tension. From above the liquid sample, a transparent cover plate (25) is lowered down to the position where the lower surface... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100045981 - Substrate processing apparatus, optical constant obtaining method, and storage medium storing program executing same: In a method of obtaining an optical constant of each the films of a film-stacked structure formed on a substrate, a basic process obtains an optical constant of each of the films by successively providing the films one by one as a target film from bottom to top and obtaining... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100045982 - Particle counter and particle counting device having particle counter, and particle counting system and its use method: A particle counting device 11 for detecting and counting particles in a fluid to be measured comprises a measuring section 13 for detecting particles and a control section 12 for processing the output signal from the measuring section 13. When an abnormality occurs, a signal to issue a warning is... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100045983 - Spatially precise optical treatment or measurement of targets through intervening birefringent layers: A treatment pattern (such as a focused spot, an image, or an interferogram) projected on a treatment target may lose precision if the treatment beam must pass through a birefringent layer before reaching the target. In the general case, the birefringent layer splits the treatment beam into ordinary and extraordinary... Agent: Elizabeth Anne Nevis
20100045984 - Device for evaluating the state of wetting of a surface, evaluation method and associated indication device: A device (2) for evaluating the state of wetting of a surface (8) includes an emitter (4) emitting a beam (F, F1, F2) which is incident in the direction of the surface (8) and a single element (12) for receiving the beam reflected by the surface (8). The device includes:... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100045985 - Focused-beam ellipsometer: The present invention relates to an ellipsometer, and more particularly, to an ellipsometer to find out the optical properties of the sample by analyzing the variation of the polarization of a light which has specific polarisation then reflected on a surface of the sample.... Agent: Clark & Brody
20100045986 - Imaging apparatus for imaging integrated circuits on an integrated circuit carrier: The invention provides for an imaging apparatus for imaging integrated circuits and a respective integrated circuit carrier. This enables positional analysis to be carried out on the integrated circuits and respective carrier. The imaging apparatus includes a support structure, and a bed mounted on the support structure and displaceable along... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100045987 - Applications, systems and methods for identifying and monitoring critical colors in a print job and using an embedded color sensing device to measure critical color test patterns inserted in the print job: Applications, systems and methods for identifying and monitoring critical colors in a print job and using an embedded color sensing device to measure critical color test patterns inserted in the print job are disclosed. The applications permits the user to interact with a print job and select of one or... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP Xerox Corporation
20100045988 - Synchronous optical measurement and inspection method and means: The invention relates to a method for finding holes, and other related defects and measuring characteristics of sheets of industrial material. Optical detections systems are constantly plagued by intense ambient light and challenged in accuracy. The invention exhibits a defect detection method and means that is resistant to intense ambient... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100045991 - Method and device for measuring a photoacoustic signal with computer-assisted evaluation: The application relates to a method for measuring the photoacoustic signal in a photoacoustic cell (4) with several light sources (5,6,7,8) that emit light at different wavelengths. The method comprises the following steps: Select a scanning frequency with which the signals are digitized; determine a modulation frequency for each light... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100045989 - Method and device for monitoring the condition of a medium: the condition of the medium is evaluated, using measuring electronics, from the change of the intensity, according to established criteria. In the method, the wavelength of light used is such that the resolution of the aging phenomenon of the medium being monitored is optimal and the relationship of the temperature... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C.
20100045990 - Oscillator element for photo acoustic detector: An oscillator element (10) for use in a photo acoustic detector is provided for detecting a concentration of a sample in a sample mixture. The photo acoustic detector uses a light beam (11) for excitation of molecules of the sample (15) in proximity of an excitation area (25) of the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100045992 - Method of determining the pretilt angle in a liquid-crystal cell: To determine the tilt angle in a twisted nematic liquid-crystal cell, the transmission of the cell is calculated as a function of the angle of incidence of a light beam of given wavelength λ using apparent values of the thickness of the cell cavity, of the extraordinary index and of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100045993 - Method of detecting analyte: A system and method is provided for detecting concentration of an analyte in a fluid. The method comprises detecting an optical property of a first region of two or more regions in a system, the first region located in a container having a reservoir for one or more modifiers of... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Parc
20100045994 - Photometric apparatus and automatic analyzer: A photometric apparatus and an automatic analyzer in which liquid samples contained in vessels are measured with light of different wavelengths while the vessels are transferred are provided. A photometric apparatus includes light sources that are arranged in the movement direction of a vessel and emit light of different wavelengths,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20100045997 - Oxygen sensor using principle of surface plasmon resonance and oxygen transmission rate measurement system including the same: An oxygen sensor using the principle of surface plasmon resonance, capable of measuring an oxygen concentration in a measurement chamber by detecting a change in resonance angle or refractive index using field enhancement effects, is provided. An oxygen transmission rate measurement system including the oxygen sensor is also provided. In... Agent: Lrk Patent Firm
20100045996 - Sensing apparatus: A sensing apparatus comprises a sensing element having a metal member of a periodic structure formed on a substrate, a light source for projecting a light beam to the sensing element, and a photosensor for sensing the light beam from the sensing element, wherein the sensing element has an optical... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100045995 - System and method for surface plasmon resonance based detection of molecules: A system and method for molecule detection uses a surface plasmon resonance (SPR) system with detection spots having fixed nanostructures. An SPR assembly may be combined with a digital microfluidic control system such as an electrowetting-on-dielectric (EWOD) chip. The microfluidic system individually directs sample droplets to different detection spots of... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.
20100045999 - Optical phase-modulation evaluating device: It is an object of the present invention to provide an optical phase modulation evaluating device that can measure and evaluate the precise degree of modulation in phase of an optical phase modulation signal in comparison with the conventionally-known optical phase modulation evaluating device. The optical phase modulation evaluating module... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20100045998 - Photoacoustic sensor: Embodiments of the apparatus, systems, and methods relate to a photoacoustic sensor includes an excitation source, a modulator, a quantum dot filter, an interferometer, a gas chamber, and a microphone. The excitation source generates a monochromatic light. The modulator intensity modulates the monochromatic light at a first modulation frequency. The... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services
20100046000 - Semiconductor ring laser gyroscope: A semiconductor ring laser gyroscope includes: a semiconductor laser for emitting two lights from both end surfaces thereof; an optical fiber ring through which the two light propagate in the respective opposite directions, which, in association with the semiconductor laser, constitutes a laser resonator, and which includes a sensor coil... Agent: Carrier Blackman And Associates
20100046001 - System and method for ultrafast optical signal detecting via a synchronously coupled anamorphic light pulse encoded laterally: In another general embodiment, a system for ultrafast optical signal recording is provided comprising a waveguide including a plurality of wave guiding layers, an optical control source positioned to propagate an optical control signal towards the waveguide in a diagonal orientation relative to a top of the waveguide, at least... Agent: Llnl/zilka-kotab John H. Lee, Assistant Laboratory Counsel
20100046002 - Single wafer fabrication process for wavelength dependent reflectance for linear optical serialization of accelerometers: A plurality of Fabry-Perot interferometric sensors are optically coupled in series with each other to form an ordered optical series. Each Fabry-Perot interferometric sensor has a unique signalband and a passband. Each Fabry-Perot interferometric sensor has its unique signalband within the passbands of all of the next higher ordered Fabry-Perot... Agent: Law Offices Of Daniel L. Dawes Dawes Patent Law Group
20100046003 - Method and device for generating a synthetic wavelength: In a method for generating a synthetic wavelength, particularly for an interferometric distance measuring setup, with a primary laser source defining a primary frequency U0 and at least a first sideband frequency U1 of the primary frequency U1, laser radiation with the first sideband frequency O1 and a corresponding first... Agent: Workman Nydegger/leica 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100046004 - Pattern projecting apparatus, three dimensional imaging apparatus having the same, and varifocal liquid lens being used in the same: A pattern projecting apparatus usable with a three-dimensional imaging apparatus includes a light generator which emits a light beam, and a pattern adjusting unit disposed in front of the light generator. The pattern adjusting unit forms a projection pattern on an object, and adjusts a focus of the light beam... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100046005 - Electrostatice chuck with anti-reflective coating, measuring method and use of said chuck: The invention relates to a device for the contactless detection of a three-dimensional contour, comprising a projector with an imaging element and a projection lens for depicting a stripe pattern that is generated on the imaging element in an object space. The invention further comprises a camera arrangement for the... Agent: Young Basile
20100046006 - Pattern measurement apparatus and pattern measurement method: A pattern measurement method includes: acquiring sectional shapes of a first pattern corresponding to process parameters, respectively; using the acquired sectional shapes to calculate predicted spectral waveforms which would be obtained when light is applied to the first pattern, and adding information on the corresponding process parameters to the calculated... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100046008 - Measurement method: A method for measuring the gap between a multibladed rotatable member and a surrounding housing in a gas turbine engine. In accordance with the method, a blade is removed from the rotatable member and replaced by a distance measuring clearance probe. The distance from the probe to the housing is... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100046007 - Measuring apparatus for performing positional analysis on an integrated circuit carrier: The invention relates to a measuring apparatus. The apparatus includes a housing assembly that defines an enclosure, a control system mounted in the housing assembly, and an operator interface mounted on the housing assembly and connected to the control system to allow an operator to control the measuring apparatus. The... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd02/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100039637 - Digital signal processing in optical systems used for ranging applications: Methods and apparatuses for reducing the response time along with increasing the probability of ranging of optical rangefinders that digitize the signal waveforms obtained from the pulse echoes returned from various types of objects to be ranged, the pulse echoes being too weak to allow successful ranging from a single... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20100039638 - Self-contained underwater velocimetry apparatus: A velocimetry apparatus and method for the collection of target-specific images of fluid motions are disclosed. The apparatus includes a camera and a light source. The camera collects and provides images of the fluid showing instantaneous positions of particles in the fluid. The light source provides a light sheet (two-dimensional)... Agent: Steinfl & Bruno
20100039639 - Device and system for evaluating a lens for an electronic device: The disclosure relates to a system and device for evaluating imperfections in a lens for a display for an electronic device. The evaluation device comprises: a substrate; and a pattern imposed on the substrate. The pattern comprises a series of lines in a grid imposed on the substrate wherein when... Agent: Mccarthy Tetrault (research In Motion Matters)
20100039640 - Illumination method and device for determining the presence of defects on the surface of a container collar: The invention relates to an illumination device for a control station for determining the presence of defects on the image of the surface(s) of the collar of a transparent or translucent container. The inventive device comprises at least one illumination system quasi-constantly illuminating each point of a surface encompassing the... Agent: Clark & Brody
20100039641 - Micro ring grating spectrometer with adjustable aperture: A spectrometer includes a micro-ring grating device having coaxially-aligned ring gratings for diffracting incident light onto a target focal point, a detection device for detecting light intensity, one or more actuators, and an adjustable aperture device defining a circular aperture. The aperture circumscribes a target focal point, and directs a... Agent: National Aeronautics And Space Administration Langley Research Center
20100039644 - Arrayed micro-ring spectrometer system and method of use: A spectrometer system includes an array of micro-zone plates (MZP) each having coaxially-aligned ring gratings, a sample plate for supporting and illuminating a sample, and an array of photon detectors for measuring a spectral characteristic of the predetermined wavelength. The sample plate emits an evanescent wave in response to incident... Agent: National Aeronautics And Space Administration Langley Research Center
20100039643 - Micro spectrometer for parallel light and method of use: A spectrometer system includes an optical assembly for collimating light, a micro-ring grating assembly having a plurality of coaxially-aligned ring gratings, an aperture device defining an aperture circumscribing a target focal point, and a photon detector. An electro-optical layer of the grating assembly may be electrically connected to an energy... Agent: National Aeronautics And Space Administration Langley Research Center
20100039642 - Two-dimensional spectral imaging system: Systems, including methods, apparatus, and algorithms, for spectrally imaging a two-dimensional array of samples.... Agent: Life Technologies Corporation C/o Intellevate
20100039645 - Method and system for particle detection: An apparatus for detecting particles in an airflow is disclosed. The apparatus can include at least one light source for illuminating a one or more portions of the airflow, at least one photo-detector positioned to detect light scattered from one or more illuminated volumes of the airflow. The at least... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20100039646 - Polarimetric imaging system having a matrix of programmable waveplates based on a material with an isotropic electrooptic tensor: The subject of the invention is a polarimetric imaging system exhibiting an optical axis, and comprising means (35) for the detection and analysis of the light backscattered by an object illuminated by a light source and at least one programmable waveplate (33), wherein the programmable waveplate comprises a material with... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20100039647 - Method for detecting trace substance using organic electroluminescent device: Provided is a detection method and device for analyzing trace substance of interest in a short time and with high accuracy without the need of performing any treatment for binding a fluorescent substance to the substance of interest or using any large apparatus. The substance of interest is detected by... Agent: Howson & Howson LLP
20100039648 - Dynamic detection device based on surface plasmon resonance effect: A detection device based on the surface plasmon resonance effect, including a radiation emitter and a radiation detector, a fluidic substrate, a liquid crystal layer and respective control mechanism.... Agent: Maier & Maier, PLLC
20100039649 - Optical sensor utilizing hollow-core photonic bandgap fiber with low phase thermal constant: An optical sensor includes an optical coupler. The optical sensor further includes a photonic bandgap fiber having a hollow core and an inner cladding generally surrounding the core. The photonic bandgap fiber is in optical communication with the optical coupler. Light signals counterpropagate through the photonic bandgap fiber and return... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100039650 - Physical value sensor comprising an optical fiber that is not sensitive to static values: The subject of the present invention is a dynamic sensor of physical quantities with optical waveguide with optically-pumped amplifier medium, which requires no interferometer or reference sensor and which makes it possible to obtain at least the same level of performance, in terms of sensitivity, as known sensors of this... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20100039651 - Interferometric device (variants): Variants of an interferometric device are developed for examining internal structures of objects by means of optical coherence tomography, which allow for controlling a boundary location of the observation range. The device also allows for correcting a distortion of the tomographic image of the object under study, caused by lateral... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20100039652 - Method and apparatus for measuring displacement of a sample: In a displacement measurement apparatus using light interference, a probe light path is spatially separated from a reference light path. Therefore, when a temperature or refractive index distribution by a fluctuation of air or the like, or a mechanical vibration is generated, an optical path difference fluctuates between both of... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20100039653 - Position detection system for the contactless interferometric detection of a location of a targer object and scanning system equipped with the same: The invention relates to a position detection system for the contactless interferometric detection of the location of a target object. A target object unit comprises a reference light transmitter, which is configured such that it transmits a reference light beam having curved light wave fronts. The target object unit comprises... Agent: Walter A Hackler Patent Law Office
20100039654 - Nanoscale optical tomography based on volume-scanning near-field microscopy: An apparatus and methods for nanoscale optical tomography based on back-scattering mode near-field scanning optical microscopy with a volumetric scan of the probe. The back-scattered data collected by a volumetric scan of the probe contains three-dimensional structural information of the sample, which enables reconstruction of the dielectric sample without other... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
20100039655 - Profile inspection system for threaded and axial components: A system and method are disclosed for inspecting a component having a length, a width, and an axis. The system includes a fixture for holding the component, a light source disposed on one side of the component, and an optical detector disposed on the other side of the component. In... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.
20100039656 - Method for determining an influencing variable acting on the eccentricity in a goniometer: The invention relates to a method for determining at least one influencing variable acting on the eccentricity in a goniometer, using a detector arrangement consisting of four optical detector elements, and a rotational body comprising a plurality of pattern elements arranged around a pattern center, the rotational body being rotatably... Agent: Workman Nydegger/leica 1000 Eagle Gate Tower02/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100033707 - Device and method for three-dimensional flow measurement: A method for repairing turbine blades by replacing at least a part of the blade profile, the method having: a) manufacture of a replacement blade part; b) separation of the damaged area with a standardized cutting plane, leaving behind a remaining blade; c) matching of the replacement blade part to... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20100033709 - Integrated terahertz antenna and transmitter and/or receiver, and a method of fabricating them: An integrated antenna for transmitting or receiving radiation in a frequency range from 100 GHz to 3 THz, the antenna being characterized in that it comprises: a conductive ground plane (GP) deposited on a “top” surface (S) of a dielectric or semiconductor substrate (SB); a conductive ribbon (CR) extending above... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20100033708 - Optical inspection system using uv light for automated inspection of holograms: Disclosed is an apparatus and methodology for inspecting holograms for structural integrity. Holograms configured for image formation under ambient, humanly perceivable light are illuminated with ultra-violet (UV) light to obtain an image of the actual structure of the hologram. The UV image is compared to a master hologram or image... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.
20100033710 - Broad spectral band sensor: A sensor and system combine photo-acoustic sensing with elastic wave modulation to obtain one dimensional and two-dimensional broadband images.... Agent: Koestner Bertani LLP
20100033711 - Method of measuring physical quantity of object to be measured, and method of controlling the same: This invention relates to optical sensing technology to measure and control a physical quantity of an object that exists on or within a microstructure object, utilizing Brillouin scattering decreases. The measurement method prepares an optical waveguide one-, two- or three-dimensionally, on or within a micro-chemical chip, IC chip, or other... Agent: Venable LLP
20100033712 - Emitting and negatively-refractive focusing apparatus, methods, and systems: Apparatus, methods, and systems provide emitting and negatively-refractive focusing of electromagnetic energy. In some approaches the negatively-refractive focusing includes negatively-refractive focusing from an interior field region with an axial magnification substantially greaters than one. In some approaches the negatively-refractive focusing includes negatively-refractive focusing with a transformation medium, where the transformation... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20100033713 - Alignment technique: An object, such as a robotically controlled television camera undergoes alignment with a reflective target by directing a coherent beam of radiation, e.g., a laser beam, into an opening in an enclosure having a reflective interior such that the radiation strikes a reflector in axial alignment with the enclosure opening.... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20100033714 - Semiconductor integrated circuit device, optical scanner using same, image forming apparatus using optical scanner, and return light identification method: A semiconductor integrated circuit device controlling a first light amount of light emitted from a light source based on a second light amount of light entering a light amount detection part so that the first light amount becomes a target level is disclosed. The semiconductor integrated circuit device includes a... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20100033715 - Method and apparatus for the examination of an object: The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for examining an object, particularly in terms of the surface morphology thereof. Said apparatus comprises a transportable housing which can be placed, especially by hand, above the surface segment of the object that is to be examined, and at least three... Agent: Adams And Reese LLP
20100033716 - Optical inspection of a specimen using multi-channel responses from the specimen: A method and inspection system to inspect a first pattern on a specimen for defects against a second pattern that is intended to be the same where the second pattern has known responses to at least one probe. The inspection is performed by applying at least one probe to a... Agent: Peters Verny , L.L.P.
20100033718 - Biochip reader and electrophoresis system: A biochip reader wherein spectroscopic information of a sample under analysis is arranged in spaces between images of the sample arranged on a biochip. The reader comprises a confocal microscope and the biochip comprises a transparent substrate to allow passage of the excitation light and fluorescent light from the sample... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100033717 - Raman chemical imaging of implantable drug delivery devices: A system and method of determining an attribute of a biological tissue sample or a drug delivery device. A sample is illuminated with substantially monochromatic light to thereby generate Raman scattered photons. The Raman scattered photons are assessed to thereby generate a spectroscopic data set wherein said spectroscopic data set... Agent: Chemimage Corporation
20100033719 - Method and device for optical analysis of a tissue: The invention relates to a method and device for analyzing a tissue (70), which comprises: —irradiating the tissue (70) with light focused on a focal region (40); —collecting light coming back from the focal region (40) into a first detection device (100A), the first detection device (100A) being arranged to... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100033720 - Reverse photoacoustic standoff spectroscopy: A system and method are disclosed for generating a reversed photoacoustic spectrum at a greater distance. A source may emit a beam to a target and a detector measures signals generated as a result of the beam being emitted on the target. By emitting a chopped/pulsed light beam to the... Agent: Ut-battelle/chicago/bhgl
20100033721 - System and method for measuring reflectance of object: There are disclosed a system and a method for measuring reflectance of an object. The system for measuring reflectance of an object according to the present invention includes: a light source unit including a light source irradiating light to the object; a light source position adjusting unit that adjusts a... Agent: Ampacc Law Group
20100033723 - Photoacoustic microcantilevers: A system generates a photoacoustic spectrum in an open or closed environment with reduced noise. A source focuses a beam on a target substance disposed on a base. The base supports a cantilever that measures acoustic waves generated as light is absorbed by the target substance. By focusing a chopped/pulsed... Agent: Ut-battelle/chicago/bhgl
20100033722 - Photoacoustic point spectroscopy: A system and method are disclosed for generating a photoacoustic spectrum in an open or closed environment with reduced noise. A source may emit a beam to a target substance coated on a detector that measures acoustic waves generated as a result of a light beam being absorbed by the... Agent: Ut-battelle/chicago/bhgl
20100033724 - Nanoparticle imaging system and method: An apparatus and method for imaging metallic nanoparticles. The invention teaches an apparatus and method for detection of gold colloid particles and for accurate reporting to the operator. The apparatus includes a substrate holder for holding the substrate, a processor and memory device, an imaging module, and illumination module, an... Agent: Gregory T. Pletta Nanosphere, Inc.
20100033725 - Optical detection structure for a plasmon resonance sensor:
20100033726 - System and method for optical coherence tomography:
20100033727 - Extended range imaging: An imager that can provide separated images corresponding to differing depths in a sample is presented. In accordance with some embodiments of the invention, an imager can include a light source; a sample arm that receives light from the light source, directs the light to a sample, and captures light... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100033728 - Monolithic interferometer with optics of different material: A monolithic frame for optics used in interferometers where the material of the monolithic frame may have a substantially different coefficient of thermal expansion from the beamsplitter and compensator without warping, bending or distorting the optics. This is accomplished through providing a securing apparatus holding the optics in place while... Agent: Kaplan Gilman & Pergament LLP
20100033729 - Bias-instability reduction in fiber optic gyroscopes: A computer-implementable method of reducing bias instability in a fiber optic gyroscope includes receiving, with a computer, a first data set enabling the computer to generate a model of the gyroscope, including a light source, a photodetector, and a plurality of optical components and fiber sections coupling the light source... Agent: Honeywell/fogg Patent Services
20100033730 - Optical imaging system based on coherence frequency domain reflectometry: Provided is an optical imaging system based on a coherence frequency domain reflectometry, including: a light source generating an electromagnetic wave; a splitting unit splitting the electromagnetic wave into first and second beams; a reflecting unit reflecting the first beam and re-transmitting the reflected first beam to the splitter; an... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100033731 - Laser distance measuring apparatus: A laser interferometer (10) comprises: a first beam splitter (22) which splits a laser beam emitted from a light source (3) into a first beam (L2) and a second beam; a second beam splitter (24) which splits the second beam into a third beam (L1) and a fourth beam (L3),... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP
20100033733 - Vibration-resistant interferometric scanning system and method thereof: A vibration-resistant interferometric scanning system and method are provided in the present invention. In the present invention, the brightness distribution in a high-coherence interference pattern is analyzed so as to perform a compensation action to lock the brightness distribution of a high-coherence interference pattern and consequently locking the fringe distribution... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20100033734 - Vehicle frame deformation measurement apparatus and method: An apparatus and method are provided for indicating deformation of a vehicle body when the vehicle body has reference points and a normal position thereof. The apparatus and method comprising the use of at least one target positioned at a predetermined location relative to the reference point on the vehicle... Agent: Eric R. Katz
20100033735 - Wavelength selection method, film thickness measurement method, film thickness measurement apparatus, and system for producing thin film silicon device: An object is to reduce film thickness measurement error. Illumination light having different wavelengths is radiated onto a plurality of samples in which thin films having different film qualities and film thicknesses are provided on substrates, evaluation values related to the amounts of transmitted light when the illumination light of... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP02/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100026981 - Elastic backscattering and backreflection lidar device for the characterization of atmospheric particles: A method is described for the characterization of atmospheric particles by means of a lidar device. The method provides to send a laser pulse in the atmosphere, a part of which is directly backscattered by the particles in the atmosphere. A reflecting optical device is provided, that is positioned at... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100026982 - Optical instrument and method for obtaining distance and image information: An optical instrument and a method for obtaining distance and image information of an object is disclosed to improve the speed and accuracy of data acquisition. The instrument comprises a camera, positioning unit, distance measuring unit, lens arrangement and control unit. The camera acquires images of an object and the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100026983 - Lightwave interferometric distance measuring method and apparatus: When the geometric distance L from the body of an interferometer to a target 110 is accurately measured from distance measurement values D1, D2 which are obtained by a lightwave interferometric measurement using laser beams of plural wavelengths λ1, λ2, while correcting the refractive index of air, the wavelengths of... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100026984 - Optical sensor device: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for the acquisition of repetitive signals in a sensing device comprising a transmitter, a receiver and an object. The transmitter repetitively emits a modulated electromagnetic signal into a transmission medium, with the emitted signal interacting with the object producing a counter propagating... Agent: Robert A. Lewis
20100026985 - Retail compatible detection of cvd grown diamond: A system includes a radiation source to provide short wavelength light. A holder positions a table of a gemstone to receive the light. A detector is positioned to receive fluorescent light from the gemstone when the gemstone is a CVD grown gemstone.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20100026986 - Method and apparatus for separating a composite liquid into at least two components and for determining the yield of at least one component: Method and Apparatus for predicting the yield of a selected cellular component from a composite blood product by sensing the movement of the separated cellular component or another component during expression from a separation container to a collection container to produce a signal indicative of the movement, and predicting the... Agent: Caridianbct, Inc. Mail Stop: 810 1f2
20100026988 - Online sensor for monitoring chemical contaminations in hydraulic fluids: An online sensor for monitoring chemical contaminations in hydraulic fluids, having a receiving device for the fluid to be monitored, the device having observations windows disposed on two opposite sides, is characterized in that the online sensor has an IR emitter and an IR detector comprising at least two, preferably... Agent: Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group, Sc (zps)
20100026987 - Photoluminescent heat-shrinkable films: A primary object of the present invention is to provide a multilayer heat-shrinkable styrene-based film that makes it possible, even when the film is transparent, to confirm that the film is correctly applied on a drink bottle and the like as a label. The present invention provides a heat-shrinkable styrene-based... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20100026989 - Detection of open cracks in eggs: A conveying device for conveying eggs comprises an endless conveyor provided with rollers extending transversely to the direction of conveyance. The rollers are arranged in pairs, and each pair of rollers forms an receiving space, in which an egg is accommodated in such a way that the egg rests on... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100026991 - Authenticity mark in the form of luminescent substances: c
20100026990 - Sheet identifying device: A sheet identifying device comprising a light-receiving section (26) for reading each pixel on a sheet which involves color information including a brightness, has a predetermined size, and is handled as one unit, a RAM (114) for storing image data constructed of read pixels, a pixel data increasing/decreasing section (116a)... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100026992 - System and method for built-in testing of a fiber optic transceiver: Systems and methods for testing an optical fiber involving: a laser in optical communication with an end of the fiber, the laser configured to direct a test beam of radiation into an end of the fiber; a detector in optical communication with the end of the fiber, the detector configured... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston
20100026993 - Method and apparatus for manufacturing display device: Provided are a method and apparatus for manufacturing a display device, which can ensure precise alignment and attachment of a lenticular sheet onto a display panel. The method includes sequentially stacking a display panel and a lenticular sheet on a stage, irradiating light that is incident in parallel toward the... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC
20100026994 - Reflection optical sensor for determining the angular position of a rotating element: The optical device for determining the angular position of a rotating element comprises: a concave mirror (13) integral to one rotating element (7); an electromagnetic radiation emitter (17); at least one electro-optical detector (19R, 19L). The concave mirror, the emitter, and the detector are arranged in such a way that... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC
20100026995 - Multi-stream sensor for noninvasive measurement of blood constituents: The present disclosure relates to a sensor having a set of photodetectors that are arranged at various locations to enable the measurement of blood glucose. The photodetectors are arranged across multiple locations. For example, the detector may comprise multiple photodetector arrays that are arranged to have a sufficient difference in... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100026996 - Surface inspection method and surface inspection apparatus: When measuring an edge region, a photo detector with an angle not influenced by the diffracted light, the diffracted light causing noise, is selected to thereby allow for inspection that minimizes the sensitivity reduction. This allows for the management of foreign matters in the outer peripheral portion, which conventionally could... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100026997 - Apparatus and method for inspecting edge of semiconductor wafer: A linear actuator which can make a bed flat in emergency. A linear actuator (10) comprising a shaft (16) having an externally threaded portion (17), a worm reduction gear for transmitting rotation of a motor (40) to the shaft (16), a nut (19) screwing on the externally threaded portion (17)... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP
20100026998 - Methods and apparatus for micro-imaging: Apparatus and method for investigating underground formations surrounding a borehole, comprises: a drill bit (28); an optical probe (30) having substantially the same outer diameter as the drill bit; a drive mechanism (22), operable to cause the drill bit to drill a hole in the formation when the apparatus is... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20100026999 - Methods of making and using and apparatus and devices for placing light and sample in photo-emitting or absorbing devices: The present invention relates to apparatus and devices (11) for placing light with samples for analysis and method of making and using such apparatus and device.... Agent: Waters Technologies Corporation C/o Waters Corporation
20100027002 - High-speed, rugged, time-resolved, raman spectrometer for sensing multiple components of a sample and for diagnostics of pathological skin conditions such as cancer: Time-multiplexing the input signal through multiple optical filters and time-sequencing the optical detector enables the device to detect and analyze 2-3 orders of magnitude faster than current designs. In one embodiment, the system may be employed for the diagnostics of a pathological condition of skin tissue in patients, such as... Agent: Edward C. Kwok Haynes And Bonne, LLP
20100027000 - Hybrid technique for coherent anti-stokes/stokes raman spectroscopy: A method and system provide coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy. In an embodiment, the system includes a detection system for measuring coherent anti-Stokes Raman signals of a sample. The system includes a first light pulse and a second light pulse. The first light pulse and the second light pulse are operable... Agent: Tod T. Tumey
20100027001 - Method and apparatus using volume holographic wavelength blockers: The invention disclosed here teaches methods to fabricate and utilize a non-dispersive holographic wavelength blocker. The invention enables the observation of the Raman signal near the excitation wavelength (˜9 cm−1) with the compactness of standard thin film/holographic notch filter. The novelty is contacting several individual volume holographic blocking notch filter... Agent: Ondax, Inc.
20100027003 - Spectroscopic analysis methods: A spectroscopic analysis method in which spectral data of mixtures obtained from a plurality of points on a sample surface are resolved into component spectra and concentrations. A new alternating least squares multivariate curve resolution technique is presented which iteratively resolves the components. The technique starts from an initial estimate... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100027004 - Methods and systems for chemical composition measurement and monitoring using a rotating filter spectrometer: The invention relates to methods and systems for measuring and/or monitoring the chemical composition of a sample (e.g., a process stream), and/or detecting specific substances or compounds in a sample, using light spectroscopy such as absorption, emission and fluorescence spectroscopy. In certain embodiments, the invention relates to spectrometers with rotating... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator
20100027005 - Biosensor detection apparatus: A biosensor detection apparatus having increased processing power for measurement without complicated structure and increased size. The apparatus includes one or more spectrometers configured to spectrally separate each light beam reflected from each of a plurality of measurement regions defined on a biosensor simultaneously, and one or more optical receivers... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100027006 - Device and method for monitoring the particle contamination in flowing hydraulic fluids: A device for monitoring particle contamination in flowing hydraulic fluids includes a mechanism for particle counting and particle sizing. Further, a method for monitoring particle contamination in flowing hydraulic fluids: determines fluid flow velocity; counts particles in the hydraulic fluid passing the light barrier for a fixed period of time;... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100027007 - Systems and methods for a multiple angle light scattering (mals) instrument having two-dimensional detector array: A particle detection system uses a reflective optic comprising a curved surface to detect high angle scattered light generated by a particle in a liquid medium, when a laser beam is incident on the particle. When the particles transit the laser beam, light is scattered in all directions and is... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20100027008 - On-chip polarimetry for high-throughput screening of nanoliter and smaller sample volumes: A polarimetry technique for measuring optical activity that is particularly suited for high throughput screening employs a chip or substrate (22) having one or more microfluidic channels (26) formed therein. A polarized laser beam (14) is directed onto optically active samples that are disposed in the channels. The incident laser... Agent: Ballard Spahr LLP
20100027009 - Method and system for detecting signal color from a moving video platform: The present invention aims at providing a method for detecting a color of a signal light from a moving vehicle such as railroad train. The method includes capturing an image from a camera mounted on the moving vehicle and extracting candidate regions in the image that contain light region. The... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20100027010 - Variable spectroscopy device: Desired spectral characteristics are attained by making reflection films close enough. A variable spectroscopy device (1) has a pair of optical substrates (2, 3) opposing each other with an interval therebetween, two reflection films (5) opposing each other which are respectively disposed on opposing surfaces of the optical substrates (2,... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100027013 - Method and apparatus for the analysis of materials: An apparatus and method are presented for the analysis of materials. The apparatus includes two or more similar analyzers, with the output of the analyzers combined to provide improved measurements. The apparatus may be, for example, a differential photometric analyzer, such as the AETHALOMETER®. The apparatus and method includes providing... Agent: Steven Vosen
20100027012 - Photoacoustic spectroscopy system: A system for providing photoacoustic spectroscopy. A light source having a quantum dot filter may provide a band of infrared light which is to be reflected by a lamellar grating to a photoacoustic chamber. The light may be modulated by the grating. The chamber may contain a sample of fluid... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services
20100027011 - Process for evaluating the degree of phenolic ripeness of a fruit and relevant device: The invention concerns a process for evaluating the degree of phenolic ripeness of a fruit, advantageously but not exclusively grapes, that includes the measurement of the intensity of an electromagnetic wave that has passed through a portion of a skin of the fruit and an operation for correlating the intensity... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100027014 - Three-dimensional imaging using absorption: The attenuation and other optical properties of a medium are exploited to measure a thickness of the medium between a sensor and a target surface. Disclosed herein are various mediums, arrangements of hardware, and processing techniques that can be used to capture these thickness measurements and obtain three-dimensional images of... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20100027015 - Optical sensor: The invention relates to an optical device with at least one radiation source (11), a detector (16), a light guide (12) for the primary radiation and a light guide (17) for further conducting the radiation to be detected to detector (16), wherein the light guide (12) for the primary radiation... Agent: Kriegsman & Kriegsman
20100027016 - Ozone monitor with gas-phase ozone scrubber: The present invention provides a means of greatly reducing or eliminating the interferences of UV-absorbing compounds, mercury, water vapor and particulates in the UV absorbance measurement of ozone by replacing the internal solid-phase ozone scrubber with a gas-phase scrubber. Reagent gases well suited as a gas-phase scrubber of ozone include... Agent: Oppedahl Patent Law Firm LLC (p&a)
20100027017 - Ozone concentration sensor: An apparatus and method provide measurement of a constituent of a fluid, such as ozone in ozonated water. The apparatus includes a vessel to contain the fluid, a light source configured to direct a first band of light and a second band of light along a substantially shared path though... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20100027018 - Device and method for acquiring image data from a turbid medium: The invention relates to a method of acquiring image data from a turbid medium (102) using a diffuse optical tomography device, comprising: —irradiating the turbid medium (102) at a plurality of first spatial positions (106), —collecting light emanating from the turbid medium (102) at a plurality of 5 second spatial... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100027019 - Optical coherence tomographic imaging method and optical coherence tomographic imaging apparatus: An optical tomographic diagnostic apparatus is characterized by executing a first step (S1) to acquire a wavelength spectrum, a second step (S2) to increase the number of elements of the wavelength spectrum, a third step (S3 and S4) to convert the wavelength spectrum into a wavenumber spectrum and to decrease... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100027020 - System and method for optical coherence tomography: In order to be able to record images of a specimen, in particular in real time, more simply and quickly, the system is operated in a first mode in which light reflected by the specimen (1) is only collected by a second number of detector elements of the detector (30)... Agent: Houston Eliseeva
20100027021 - System for optical coherence tomography: In order to increase the compactness of the system with at the same time high image quality provision is made such that the detector elements have a first centre-centre distance and the individual fibres have a second centre-centre distance, the first centre-centre distance between the detector elements being greater than... Agent: Houston Eliseeva
20100027022 - Fiber optic gyroscope: An improved resonator fiber-optic gyro (RFOG). An example RFOG includes a closed-coil resonator where counter-propagating laser beams are done by fiber couplers. Signals are extracted from the ring resonator using other fiber couplers. The fiber couplers may be fiber spliced couplers, free-space fiber-to-fiber coupling elements or comparable coupling devices. A... Agent: Honeywell/fogg Patent Services
20100027023 - Apparatus and method for sensing hazardous materials: An apparatus and method for sensing hazardous materials utilizes first and second optical fibers and a recirculator coupled to a substrate. The first optical fiber is coupled to the substrate and has first and second opposing ends and a first substance embedded therein. The first substance is reactive to a... Agent: Honeywell/fogg Patent Services
20100027024 - System and method for optical coherence tomography: For simpler and more efficient injection of the light emitted by the first interferometer (10) into the optical fibre (17) provision is made such that light is injected into the first interferometer (10) which has a first number of transversal modes, and the optical fibre (17) has at least one... Agent: Houston Eliseeva
20100027025 - Optical probe and optical tomographic imaging apparatus: An optical probe includes: an optical fiber; a substantially cylindrical ferrule integrally fixed to the optical fiber in the vicinity 2of the distal end of the fiber; a distal optical system for deflecting laser emitted from the optical fiber toward a subject to be measured; a holding portion for holding... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100027026 - Displacement measuring instrument and displacement measuring method: A laser interferometric measuring instrument includes: a light source that emits a laser beam of 1064 nm and another laser beam of 532 nm; a polarizing beam splitter; a dichroic mirror that splits a long-wavelength laser beam provided in a measurement optical path; a long-wavelength corner cube that reflects the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100027027 - Jones phase microscopy of transparent samples: Methods for displaying anisotropic properties of an object. The object is illuminated with a first test beam characterized by a first polarization that, after traversing the object, is combined with a reference beam. The combined light of the first transmitted test beam and the reference beam is analyzed by a... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
20100027028 - Oblique incidence interferometer: An oblique incidence interferometer has favorable measurement accuracy while achieving miniaturization. The oblique incidence interferometer includes a light source that emits coherent light; a beam dividing unit that divides the coherent light from the light source into a measurement beam and a reference beam, polarizing directions of both beams being... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100027029 - System and method for optical coherence tomography and method for calibrating said type of system: For simpler and quicker recording of the sharpest possible images of the specimen (1) provision is made such that during a change of the optical distance (I) between the reflector (12) and the beam splitter (13) the light respectively reflected at a number of different depths of the specimen (1)... Agent: Houston Eliseeva
20100027030 - Angular displacement sensor: A device for measuring angular displacement, including a light emitter and a light receiver, which are angularly rotatable relative to each other, wherein the light receiver includes light-sensitive pixels arranged in a pattern on a chip surface, on which light emitted by or via the light emitter is incident in... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100027033 - Device for detecting movement and forces: The invention relates to an apparatus for input of movements and/or registration of forces, comprising at least one light source, at least one position sensitive device (PSD) and at least one diaphragm, wherein at least one of these three elements is moveable with respect to the two other elements. The... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20100027032 - Edge detection method: e
20100027031 - Object detector apparatus and method: An object detector apparatus. The object detector apparatus comprises a receiver which is configured to receive a signal from an object having a repetitive motion, in which the signal repeats at a frequency that is dependent on the frequency of the repetitive motion of the object. The object detector apparatus... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100027034 - Method and arrangement for measuring timber piece: The invention relates to a method and arrangement for measuring a timber piece (4) in a wood handling machine (1). Such a wood handling machine comprises booms (2) arranged in a base machine and a wood handling device (3) operating therein. In such a wood handling machine (1), a wood... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & BirchPrevious industry: Photocopying
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