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Optics: measuring and testing August inventions list 08/11Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 08/25/2011 > 36 patent applications in 27 patent subcategories. inventions list
20110205521 - Multi-channel led object detection system and method: A method for detecting an object located in an environment and a multi-channel LED object detection system for detecting an object located in an environment are provided. The method includes providing a Light-Emitting-Diode (LED) light source having a wide field-of-illumination and orienting the LED light source for the wide field-of-illumination... Agent:
20110205522 - Charge equalizing clock driver and other enhancements for time-of-flight depth sensing and other systems: A clock driver outputs first and second preferably complementary clock signals coupled to substantially equal capacitive loads. Before each clock state change, the clock driver briefly shorts-together the first and second clock signals, to equalize change on capacitive loads, which each assume a potential midway between high and low power... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110205523 - Compact fiber optic geometry for a counter chirp fmcw coherent laser radar: A system and method for determining a measured distance between a measuring device (20A) and an object (21), the system including a first laser source (13) for producing a first light beam (13A) having a first waveform (32) and a first frequency; a second laser source (11) for producing a... Agent: Nikon Metrology N.v.
20110205524 - 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: Quantaspec, Inc.
20110205525 - Arrangement for and method of holding gemstones: A gemstone to be optically examined is held by a holder having an internal compartment. A mounting plate supports the gemstone table-side up in an upright position within the internal compartment. A protective lid is mounted on the holder for movement between a closed position in which the lid overlies... Agent: Photoscribe, Inc.
20110205526 - Flexible fibre optic deformation sensor system and method: A cable for distributed fibre optic sensing comprising a flexible tape, an optical fibre suitable for Brillouin scattering measurement forming at least two lengths, and at least one free end of at least one length being connectable to a reading unit, wherein at least a section of the longitudinal length... Agent: University Of New Brunswick
20110205529 - Cell for light source: A cell for a vacuum ultraviolet plasma light source, the cell having a closed sapphire tube containing at least one noble gas. Such a cell does not have a metal housing, metal-to-metal seals, or any other metal flanges or components, except for the electrodes (in some embodiments). In this manner,... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation
20110205530 - Detecting element, detecting device, and oxygen concentration test device: Provided is a detecting element that detects a parameter for a predetermined gas or liquid in a surrounding atmosphere by being excited by excitation light and generating light corresponding to the surrounding atmosphere, the detecting element including: a substrate; and nanoscale crystal structures formed on the substrate and constituted by... Agent: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
20110205527 - Dynamic power control, beam alignment and focus for nanoscale spectroscopy: Dynamic IR radiation power control, beam steering and focus adjustment for use in a nanoscale IR spectroscopy system based on an Atomic Force Microscope. During illumination with a beam from an IR source, an AFM probe tip interaction with a sample due to local IR sample absorption is monitored. The... Agent: Anasys Instruments Inc.
20110205528 - Sample analysis method: A sample analysis method is provided for analyzing a sample having a permeability to terahertz radiation and accurately measure the composition, physical properties, mass and dimensions of a very small sample or a minute amount of sample by irradiating the sample with terahertz radiation. In the method, a reflective member... Agent: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
20110205532 - Inspection method for inspecting corrosion under insulation: The present invention realizes an inspection method for inspecting corrosion under insulation. This inspection method according to the present invention makes it possible to inspect corrosion easily and economically in piping furnished with heat insulators. The inspection method is an inspection method for inspecting corrosion under insulation, in piping to... Agent: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
20110205531 - Wavelength dispersion measurement method and device and optical transmission system: A wavelength dispersion measurement method includes generating a plurality of test lights in the first terminal, the wavelengths of which are different from a wavelength of a signal light, multiplexing each test light with the signal light and outputting the multiplexed light to the first transmission path, reconverting each electrical... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20110205533 - Optical signal measurement device: A device connects to a male network connector of a network conduit, and connects to a female network connector of the network conduit. The female network connector is capable of communicating with the male network connector. The device also measures outputs of the male network connector and the female network... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.
20110205534 - Defect inspection apparatus and its method: A defect inspection apparatus for inspecting defects on an inspecting object includes an illuminator which irradiates a beam of light on the inspecting object, a photo-detector which detects rays of light from the inspecting object due to the irradiation of the light beam by the illuminator, a defect detector which... Agent:
20110205535 - Spectroscopic sensors: Disclosed herein are sensors that include: (a) a circuit board that includes an electronic processor; (b) a plurality of radiation sources, each source being attached to the circuit board; and (c) a spectral detector attached to the circuit board, the spectral detector being configured to analyze radiation derived from one... Agent: University Of Massachusetts
20110205537 - Spectrometer: A spectrometer 1A is provided with an integrating sphere 20 for observing measured light emitted from a sample S of a measurement target, and a Dewar vessel 50 which retains a medium R for regulating temperature of the sample S, so as to cover the sample S and a second... Agent: Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.
20110205536 - Underwater hyperspectral imaging: An apparatus for placement on or in a body of water for hyperspectral imaging of material in the water comprises an artificial light source and a hyperspectral imager. These are arranged so that in use light exits the apparatus beneath the surface of the water and is reflected by said... Agent: Ntnu Technoogy Transfer As
20110205538 - Spectroscopy module: Alignment marks 12a, 12b, 12c, and 12d are formed on the flat plane 11a of the peripheral edge portion 11 formed integrally with the diffracting layer 8, and when the lens portion 7 is mounted onto the substrate 2, these alignment marks 12a, 12b, 12c and 12d are positioned to... Agent: Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.
20110205539 - Device and method for taking spectroscopic polarimetric measurements in the visible and near-infrared ranges: A spectroscopic polarimetric system of broad spectral range, includes a light source suitable for emitting an incident light beam over a wavelength range, a polarization state generator (PSG), a polarization state analyzer (PSA), and a detector. The PSG and the PSA have respective elements for modulating the polarization of the... Agent: Ecole Polytechnique
20110205540 - Methods and apparatus for the measurement of film thickness: Methods and apparatus for measuring thickness of a thin film include: obtaining a high-speed thickness measurement of a thin film using a laser projection system and detector array, obtaining thickness measurements of the thin film at one or more locations using a single-point measurement apparatus and determining the accuracy of... Agent:
20110205541 - Optical measurement apparatus including hemispherical optical integrator: An optical measurement apparatus includes a hemispherical portion having a diffuse reflection layer on an inner wall, and a plane portion disposed to involve a substantial center of curvature of the hemispherical portion and close an opening of the hemispherical portion, and having a reflection layer on an inner surface... Agent: Otsuka Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110205543 - Gas sensor, method for optically measuring the presence of a gas using the gas sensor, and gas sensing system: The present disclosure relates to a gas sensor including a first layer and a second layer superimposed on each other along an interface between the two layers. The first layer includes an array of nanoparticles along the interface, the nanoparticles provided so as to allow, upon illumination with electromagnetic radiation,... Agent: Stichting Imec Nederland
20110205542 - Optical sensors including surface modified phase-change materials for detection of chemical, biological and explosive compounds: A sensor device includes an optical limiting structure including a metal layer with at least one metal particle having a size no greater than about 1500 nanometers, and a phase-change material layer disposed adjacent at least a portion of the metal layer, the phase-change material layer including a phase-change material,... Agent: Itt Defense And Electronics
20110205544 - Fast sar assessment and certification system for wireless device certification: A new rapid optical specific absorption rate (SAR) system is disclosed. The rapid optical SAR system has ability to measure and map the power deposited in a flat phantom or other phantom filled with a transparent simulant fluid. Absolute rates of temperature increase in the phantom by photo thermal techniques... Agent: University Of Maryland - Office Of Technoogy
20110205545 - Supporting structure for a movable mirror, method for reducing the tilting of a movable mirror, and interferometer: The present invention relates to a supporting structure for a movable mirror of an interferometer, the supporting structure comprising a fixed frame (11), a movable frame (12) to which the movable mirror (42) is arranged to be attachable, and at least two flexible members (13), first ends of said members... Agent: Gasera Ltd
20110205546 - Device and method for vibrating a solid amplification member within a gyrolaser: A laser gyro includes an amplifying solid element and a device for vibrating said amplifying solid element at a predetermined frequency, along an axis of revolution of said amplifying solid element. The geometry of said amplifying solid element is such that a natural mode of mechanical vibration of said amplifying... Agent: Thales
20110205548 - Image acquisition apparatus and image acquisition method using optical coherence tomography: An image acquisition apparatus that uses optical coherence tomography includes a scanning unit provided within a light path that guides signal light to be incident on an examination object towards the examination object and configured to scan the signal light in a main scanning direction; and a control unit configured... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110205547 - Observation device, and observation method: The observation device 1 is to observe the surface or the inside of an observation object 9, that has light sources 11 and 12, lenses 21 to 25, an aperture 31, an optical multiplexer 41, an optical demultiplexer 42, a half mirror 43, an image pickup unit 51, an analyzing... Agent: Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.
20110205549 - Device and method for measuring lithography masks: e
20110205550 - Optical tomographic imaging method and apparatus: An optical tomographic imaging method is provided in which light from a light source is split into a measuring beam and a reference beam, the measuring beam being moved by a scanning optical system and guided to an object to be examined, the reference beam being guided to a reference... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110205551 - Variable wavelength interference filter, optical sensor, and analytical instrument: A variable wavelength interference filter includes: a first substrate having a light transmissive property; a second substrate opposed to and bonded to one surface of the first substrate; a first reflecting film disposed on the one surface of the first substrate; a second reflecting film disposed on a first surface... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110205552 - Fringe projection system for a probe with intensity modulating element suitable for phase-shift analysis: An intensity modulating element for a probe having a plurality of light emitters for phase-shift analysis and measurement is disclosed. The intensity modulating element comprises a plurality of columns of a plurality of grating elements formed by two opposing patterns.... Agent: General Electric Company
20110205553 - Method for focusing an object plane and optical assembly: A method for focusing an object plane (42) through an objective (30) and an optical assembly (10), with which the method can be carried out, are disclosed. A geometric reference structure (21) is positioned in a plane (36) conjugate to a field plane (34) of the objective (30) and is... Agent: Kla-tencor Mie Gmbh
20110205554 - High resolution monitoring of cd variations: An optical metrology method is disclosed for evaluating the uniformity of characteristics within a semiconductor region having repeating features such a memory die. The method includes obtaining measurements with a probe laser beam having a spot size on the order of micron. These measurements are compared to calibration information obtained... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation
20110205555 - Sports netting: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for measuring the drop Y of sports netting (10) strung between opposed posts (14, 16), wherein a datum point (28) is provided on each post, a datum line (42) is provided between the datum points and the distance Y between the datum line and... Agent: Satian Industries Co., Ltd.
20110205556 - Thin-film inspection apparatus and method therefor: A thin-film inspection apparatus includes a storage section (14) that stores at least two feature-value characteristics in which at least two feature values selected from feature values in a spectral reflectance spectrum that are affected by a variation in the film thickness of at least one of a first transparent... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.08/18/2011 > 20 patent applications in 18 patent subcategories. inventions list
20110199602 - Sensor and method using the same: A sensor, including a plurality of photo gate pairs on a semiconductor substrate, each of the photo gate pairs including a first photo gate and a second photo gate, a first shared floating diffusion region in the semiconductor substrate, and a plurality of first transmission transistors on the semiconductor substrate,... Agent:
20110199603 - Method for observing fluid and fluid flow observation: A fluid observation apparatus 20 can perform a method for observing a fluid by PIV. The method for observing a fluid includes capturing an image of inorganic particles in a fluid for flow observation 30 by irradiating the fluid for flow observation 30 passing through a flow channel with light,... Agent: Ngk Insulators, Ltd.
20110199604 - Optical fiber hydrogen detection system and method: A sensing system and method to detect or measure presence of hydrogen, including exposing a sensing fiber consisting essentially of an optical fiber to an environment; and detecting a characteristic of the sensing fiber at or in a structure and at one or more wavelengths where the characteristic changes with... Agent:
20110199605 - System and method for changing spectral range of a cryogenically cooled detector: It is provided an optical system for changing a spectral range of a cryogenically cooled detector. The optical system allows selective spectral transfer of radiation, and provides a reflecting field of view at an undesired range directed towards cold surfaces. A removable spectral filter having a high transmittance at a... Agent: Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.
20110199606 - Apparatus and method for measuring optical characteristics of an object: Optical characteristic measuring systems and methods such as for determining the color or other optical characteristics of teeth are disclosed. Perimeter receiver fiber optics preferably are spaced apart from a source fiber optic and receive light from the surface of the object/tooth being measured. Light from the perimeter fiber optics... Agent:
20110199607 - Detecting a disturbance in the phase of light propagating in an optical waveguide: A partially coherent Optical Time Domain Reflectometry (OTDR) apparatus has a light source comprising a directly modulated semiconductor Distributed FeedBack (DFB) laser diode for transmitting partially coherent light pulses along a monomode optical fibre. Light Rayleigh backscattered from the light pulses as they travel along the optical fibre is output... Agent: Fotech Solutions Limited
20110199608 - Method for calibrating a device for optical curvature monitoring: A method for calibrating a device for monitoring the curvature of a stiffener (18) of a flexible sea line: A monitoring device has a deformable rod (26) having a central axis (C) and at least three optical sensors (29, 30, 31) maintained pressed against the perimeter of the rod (26).... Agent:
20110199609 - Method and device for characterizing microscopic elements: A method and device is provided for characterizing microscopic elements. A source signal may be chopped by means of microsystems of opto-electromechanical elements (MOEMS), which gives rise to temporal modulation of the excitation signals. The method of characterizing microscopic elements involves propagating a dispersed light source signal, spatially chopping the... Agent: Universite De Limoges
20110199610 - Thin-layer porous optical sensors for gases and other fluids: A gas sensor uses optical interferents in a porous thin film cell to measure the refractive index of the pore medium. As the medium within the pores changes, spectral variations can be detected. For example, as the pores are filled with a solution, the characteristic peaks exhibit a spectral shift... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20110199611 - Detector for cavity ring-down spectroscopy: A cavity ring-down spectroscope includes a ring-down cavity. A trigger detector is optically coupled within the ring-down cavity to generate a signal to indicate a desired radiation level in the ring-down cavity. A controller is coupled to the trigger detector to control light provided to the ring-down cavity. A ring-down... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20110199612 - Method for optical measurement and optical measurement apparatus: An optical measurement apparatus can be provided, in which the sample is optically measured without loss of the illuminating light with high sensitivity. A glass plate as the transparent member 50 is placed in the interface between the end face 43 of the optical waveguide 40 guiding the illuminating light... Agent: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
20110199613 - Method for manufacturing optical device, optical device, and biological information detector: An optical device comprises a substrate having a first surface and a second surface being opposite the first surface; a light-emitting element having a first center, installed on the second surface; and a light-receiving element having a second center, installed on the first surface. At least a part of the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110199614 - Interferometer step scanning systems and methods: In some embodiments, the pathlength difference (retardation) in a step scanning infrared (IR) spectrometer interferometer is maintained under AC servomechanism (servo) control for a first period following a step change, and under DC servo control for a second period following the first period. Data is acquired during and/or after the... Agent:
20110199615 - Optical coherence tomographic imaging apparatus: An optical coherence tomographic imaging apparatus for splitting light emitted from a light source into reference light and signal light and creating an optical coherence tomographic image and tomographic spectral information in a predetermined spectral analyzing portion in the optical coherence tomographic image based on optical interference signal information of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110199616 - Process and instrument for reconstruction of an irregularly sampled narrow-band signal: According to a first aspect the invention relates to a reconstruction process of a narrow-band signal acquired by an instrument producing irregular sampling, in which two series of samples are acquired at the same sampling period, the two series being offset relative to one another such that the sampling errors... Agent: Centre National D'etudes Spatiales
20110199617 - Tunable interference filter, light sensor and analytical instrument: In a tunable interference filter according to the invention, a second substrate includes a light transmission hole and alight transmissive member provided within the light transmission hole, and the light transmission hole is formed in a tapered shape having a diameter dimension of an inner circumferential surface increasing from the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110199618 - Systems and methods for optically generated trigger multiplication: Systems and methods for providing trigger signals in an optical interrogator, wherein multiple triggers are generated within each period of a varying reference signal, and wherein the triggers are evenly spaced according to the wavenumber of the reference signal. In one embodiment, an optical frequency domain reflectometry system provides a... Agent:
20110199619 - Measuring station for high-gloss surfaces: The invention relates to a method of measuring a profile of a reflecting face of a work piece, in particular a reflecting face of an end (2) of a pipe section, in that an electrical field is generated between the face and suspended particles (19) suspended in the ambient air... Agent:
20110199620 - Method of determining an overlap distance of an optical head and digital exposure device using the method: An apparatus and a method for determining an overlap distance of an optical head is disclosed. Positions and light amount distributions of each light spot can be measured, which may be provided from an optical head to a substrate. Gaussian distribution may be applied to the positions and the light... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110199621 - Single-transducer, three-dimensional laser imaging system and method: Disclosed herein are a system and method for three-dimensional imaging using a single transducer. A laser in a transmitter emits a sequence of short pulses, each of which is at a different center wavelength (frequency). A dispersive element in the transmitter spatially separates the pulses according to wavelength, with different... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology08/11/2011 > 26 patent applications in 23 patent subcategories. inventions list
20110194098 - Beam irradiation device: A beam irradiation device includes a laser light source which emits laser light; an actuator which causes the laser light to scan a targeted area; and a wiring portion which supplies a drive signal to the actuator. The actuator includes a first movable portion which is pivotally movable around a... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20110194097 - Optical ranging sensor and electronic equipment: An optical ranging sensor includes a light emitting unit for projecting a light beam on an object to be measured, a light receiving unit on which a light spot of reflected light of the light beam from the object is formed, and a processing circuit unit for processing output signals... Agent:
20110194099 - Distance measuring system and distance measuring method: A distance measuring system and a distance measuring method which use a time-of-flight (TOF) method. The distance measuring system obtains a reference light quantity of reflected light which is a cumulative light quantity of the reflected light during a reference period, obtains a measured light quantity of the reflected light... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20110194100 - Multispectral sensor: A multispectral sensor which includes a complementary metal oxide semiconductor substrate having a switching circuit, at least one antenna-receiving combination device for detecting terahertz radiation, at least one additional bolometer for detecting mid-range infrared radiation, and at least one diode for detecting radiation in the visible to near-infrared range. A... Agent:
20110194101 - Supersensitization of defect inspection method: An electron microscope, for observing a defect detected by an optical defect inspection device or an optical appearance inspection device, is configured in such a manner that an optical microscope for re-detecting the defect is mounted thereon, and that a polarization-distribution polarizer and a spatial filter are inserted into a... Agent:
20110194102 - Fiber optic building monitoring system: A building roof monitoring system that includes a fiber optic filament positioned between a water barrier layer (e.g., roof membrane) and a roof substrate layer of the building roof. The fiber optic filament may be part of a sensing layer that includes the fiber optic filament carried by a water... Agent:
20110194103 - Device and method for measuring and aligning a first component and a second component in relation to each other: The invention relates to a device (1) for measuring and alignment of a first component (2, 4) and a second component (3, 5) in relation to each other, where the device comprises a first detector unit (6) disposed to be mounted on the first component (2, 4) and a second... Agent: Elos Fixurlaser Ab
20110194104 - Device and method for optical parallel analysis of a sample arrangement and corresponding manufacturing method: A device and a method for optical parallel analysis of a sample arrangement. The device includes a system of sample areas provided on and/or in a front face of the carrier substrate for receiving a sample substance; a system of detector areas provided on and/or in a back face of... Agent:
20110194105 - Oil in water analyzer: An oil in water analyzer for measuring the concentration of hydrocarbons in an effluent stream. The oil in water analyzer has a valve system for acquiring a sample from an effluent stream. An extraction device is used for mixing a known volume of a solvent and the sample to produce... Agent: Conocophillips Company
20110194106 - method and apparatus to prepare a substrate for molecular detection: An device for Raman spectroscopy such as surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) is disclosed herein. Various embodiments may be utilized to prepare a SERS substrate using several deposition techniques such as pulsed laser deposition. Some embodiments optimize coverage, volume, or elements of SERS active metals. The method is a single... Agent:
20110194107 - System and method for monitoring structures: A technique facilitates the monitoring of elongate structures. An elongate structure is combined with an optical fiber deployed along the structure. An interrogation system is operatively joined with the optical fiber to input and monitor optical signals to determine any changes in parameters related to the structure.... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20110194108 - Long optical path gas monitor: A long optical path gas monitor is open-typed or close-typed. The monitor includes an optical generation part and a signal processing part. Said optical generation part comprises an emitter, a receiver and multi-group concave mirrors or prisms used to form enough optical path between the emitter and the receiver. Said... Agent:
20110194109 - Optical system: An optical instrument includes a controller and a field head arranged for measuring the refractive index of a medium, or a derivable quantity therefrom. The field head includes a measurement prism having a medium-boundary surface, a first wave guide for providing broad-band light from a broad band light source, a... Agent:
20110194110 - Spray-inspection machine and method for an assembly line for assembling fluid spray devices: A spray-inspection machine for an assembly line for assembling a fluid spray device, the machine comprising: a support receiving at least one fluid spray device taken directly from the assembly line; an actuator system for actuating a fluid spray device of said support and for creating a fluid spray; determination... Agent: Valois S.a.s
20110194111 - Smoke detector: This smoke detector is provided with: a plurality of light emitting devices which emit light beams of mutually different wavelengths; and a plurality of scattered light receiving sections which receive, at a different scattering angle for each light beam of the respective wavelengths, scattered light generated due to the plurality... Agent: Hochiki Corporation
20110194112 - Semiconductor wafer alignment markers, and associated systems and methods: Semiconductor wafer alignment markers and associated systems and methods are disclosed. A wafer in accordance with a particular embodiment includes a wafer substrate having an alignment marker that includes a first structure and a second structure, each having a pitch, with first features and second features positioned within the pitch.... Agent: Micron Technology, Inc.
20110194113 - Thin-film inspection apparatus and inspection method: An object is to reduce the effect of a film thickness variation on the substrate surface of a thin film and improve the measuring accuracy. Provided are a light source that radiates single-wavelength light to an inspection-target substrate (W), which is formed by forming a thin film on a glass... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
20110194114 - Light absorbance measurement method and apparatus: Methods and apparatuses for measuring a light absorbance are provided. The method measures light absorbance of at least one detection chamber of a microfluidic device, including the detection chamber and at least one reference chamber. The detection chamber may accommodate a test subject. The method includes detecting a plurality of... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110194115 - Devices for optochemical detecting of vapors and particulates using porous photonic crystals infiltrated with sensory emissive organics: An optochemical detector for detecting various chemical compounds and comprising a flow cell incorporating the sensory element constructed of an organic-inorganic emissive nanocomposite which luminescence spectral response is specific to exposed target vapors and particulates. The change in the luminescent spectral response is measured during this exposure. The detector is... Agent: Emitech, Inc.
20110194116 - Measuring chip installation/removal device, spr measurement system, and measuring chip installation/removal method: A measuring chip installation/removal device of the present invention secures and removes a measuring chip to and from the top surface of an SPR measurement device that measures a specimen in the measuring chip by surface plasmon resonance. The measuring chip installation/removal device includes: a chip carrier on which the... Agent: Nippon Telegraph And Telephone Corporation
20110194117 - Mirror-tilt-insensitive fourier transform spectrometer: Methods and designs for providing reduced sensitivity to mirror tilt in Fourier transform spectrometers are disclosed. According to an embodiment for two-directional tilt compensation, the FT spectrometer can include a beam splitter positioned to receive an incoming beam from a light source and split the incoming beam into a first... Agent: University Of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
20110194118 - Wavelength variable interference filter, optical sensor, analyzer and process for producing wavelength variable interference filter: A wavelength variable interference filter includes: a first substrate which has a light transmissive property; a second substrate which has a light transmissive property and is disposed to face one surface of the first substrate and is bonded thereto; a first reflection film which is provided on the first substrate;... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110194119 - Solid-state laser gyro optically active through alternating bias: The field of the invention is that of solid-state laser gyros used for the measurements of rotation speed or relative angular positions. This type of equipment is notably used for aeronautical applications. The object of the invention is to complete the optical devices necessary to control the instability of lasers... Agent: Thales
20110194120 - Method and device for phase measurement: The present invention relates to the field of phase measurement, particularly optical phase measurement. In one form, the invention relates to a method and device for measuring the phase between distinct signals by converting phase variations between the signals into amplitude variations. In one embodiment the invention provides a method... Agent: The Australian National University
20110194121 - Method and apparatus for detecting contour data and/or optical characteristics of a three-dimensional semitransparent object: A method for detecting contour data of a three-dimensional object, where a grid of illumination points of a multi-point illumination is projected onto the object using an optical device and the illumination points are then projected back onto a sensor containing pixels. In order to improve signal-noise ratio and reduce... Agent: Degudent Gmbh
20110194122 - Clearance and wear determination apparatus: Apparatus is provided for determining the clearance between a member and a casing surface over and relative to which the member moves, e.g. in a gas turbine engine. The apparatus includes a main waveguide and a reference element that is provided at a position intermediate the proximal and distal ends,... Agent: Rolls-royce PLC08/04/2011 > 33 patent applications in 27 patent subcategories. inventions list
20110188024 - Door latch misalighment measuring arrangement and method: A pair of laser distance sensors are arranged to impinge a respective laser beam on a respective one of a pair of surfaces on a reference target installed on a car door to determine the extent of misalignment of a door latch and striker by determining the extent of any... Agent:
20110188025 - Light barrier and method for detecting objects: A light barrier comprising a semiconductor component (1) and a method for detecting objects with a carrier (2), a semiconductor chip (4) which detects an electromagnetic radiation, a semiconductor chip (4) which emits an electromagnetic radiation, and a direction-selective element (5, 8), which delimits an angle range of the radiation... Agent: Osram Opto Semiconductors Gmbh
20110188028 - Methods and systems for hierarchical de-aliasing time-of-flight (tof) systems: A TOF system acquires depth data using n≧3 modulation frequencies f1, f2, . . . , fm separately, associated with separate aliasing interval ranges Z1, Z2, . . . , Zm. Next, n intermediate frequencies fDE1, fDE2, . . . , fDEn are generated sorted by order of fDE1<fDE2< .... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110188027 - Multiple synchronized optical sources for time-of-flight range finding systems: TOF system optical power is augmented using auxiliary optical emitter unit(s) that may be a wireless (WOE), or a plug-wired (PWOE). WOE units sense emitted TOF system optical energy Sout and emit optical energy Sout-n preferably dynamically synchronized in frequency and in phase to Sout as received by the WOE.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110188026 - Sensor, method of operating the same, and system including the same: A method includes providing packets to demodulate a modulated photon signal output from a light source, wherein each packet includes a first interval and a second interval, and providing oscillation signals respectively having different phases from one another to photogates during the first interval of each of the packets. The... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110188029 - Direct detection doppler lidar method and direction detection doppler lidar device: The invention relates to a method for Doppler light detection and ranging (LIDAR) measurement of speeds. A laser beam is directed at the medium to be measured, and radiation which is then emitted by the medium is measured by a detector. In order to allow better control of the dynamic... Agent: Eads Deutschland Gmbh
20110188030 - Microelectronic sensor device for optical examinations in a sample medium: The invention relates to a microelectronic sensor device with a light source (21) for emitting an input light beam (L1) into a transparent carrier (11) such that it is totally internally reflected at a contact surface (12) as an output light beam (L2), which is detected by a light detector... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20110188031 - Distributed jammer system: According to some embodiments of the invention a laser directed infrared countermeasures system (hereinafter: “LDIRCM system”) is mountable on a platform. According to some embodiments of the invention, a LDIRCM system may include a plurality of sector units. Each sector unit may include at least one laser unit and a... Agent: Optigo Systems Ltd.
20110188032 - Far-field superlensing: An apparatus for creating a sub-wavelength image in the farfield. In an example embodiment, the apparatus includes a far-field superlens that is adapted to generate a sub-wavelength image or a sub-diffraction-limited image at a far field distance from a negative-index material included in the superlens. The example far-field superlens includes... Agent:
20110188033 - Molecule detection using raman light detection: An apparatus for detecting at least one molecule using Raman light detection includes a substrate for supporting a sample containing the at least one molecule, a laser source for emitting a laser beam to cause Raman light emission from the at least one molecule, a modulating element for modulating a... Agent:
20110188034 - Surface enhanced raman spectroscopy employing vibrating nanorods: A surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) apparatus, system and method employ a plurality of nanorods configured to vibrate. The apparatus includes the nanorods having tips at free ends opposite an end attached to a substrate. The tips are configured to adsorb an analyte and to vibrate at a vibration frequency.... Agent:
20110188035 - Vibrating tip surface enhanced raman spectroscopy: A vibrating tip surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) apparatus, system and method employ a nano-needle configured to vibrate. The apparatus includes the nano-needle with a substantially sharp tip at a free end opposite an end attached to a substrate. The tip is configured to adsorb an analyte. The apparatus further... Agent:
20110188036 - Monochromatic measurement system: The present invention relates to a monochromatic measurement system. The system mainly includes a monochromator, a light-detecting device and a filter device. The monochromator functions to split light under test into respective light beams with different wavelengths. The filter device modulates the transmission efficiency of the respective light beams, so... Agent: Chroma Ate Inc.
20110188037 - Concentrator and locator device of a solute and method for concentrating and locating a solute: Concentrator and locator device (1) of a solute comprising a substrate (2) and a plurality of prismatic lithographic micro-structures (4) orthogonally emerging from the substrate (2). The microstructures (4) are spaced from one another in a periodical manner so as to make such a substrate (2) super-hydrophobic.... Agent: Calmed S.r.l.
20110188038 - Label-independent optical reader system and methods with optical scanning: Optical reader systems and methods for label-independent reading of resonant waveguide (RWG) biosensors operably supported by a microplate as defined herein. The system includes a light source, a spectrometer unit, a beam-forming optical system and a scanning optical system that includes a scanning mirror device, a mirror device driver operably... Agent:
20110188039 - Particle detector: A particle detector includes: a gas cell in which a gaseous alkali metal atom is sealed; a light source that emits a plurality of coherent light beams containing first light and second light having different frequencies; a light detection unit that receives light and produces a detection signal according to... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110188040 - Mounting for deviation angle self compensating substantially achromatic retarder: A system, method of configuring, and application a system for introducing a relative phase retardation into orthogonally polarized components of an electromagnetic beam entered thereinto, wherein the system involves a substantially achromatic multiple element retarder system for use in wide spectral range (for example, 190-1700 nm) rotating compensator spectroscopic ellipsometer... Agent:
20110188041 - Optical cable with identifiable optical fibers: A optical fiber includes an optically transmissive element; at least one curable colored layer surrounding the optically transmissive element; and an additional removable colored layer surrounding and homogeneously covering the curable colored layer. The presence of the additional removable colored layer improves identifiability of the fiber, especially when the latter... Agent:
20110188042 - Self referencing led detection system for spectroscopy applications: A light emitting diode (LED) based detection system is employed for spectroscopy based applications. LEDs are used as monochromatic light sources for applications at specific and pre-defined wavelengths. Spectrographic information is generated using LEDs of different wavelengths ranging from 260 nm to 1400 nm. Multiple wavelength information is generated by... Agent: World Precision Instruments, Inc.
20110188043 - Method and apparatus for monitoring processes in living cells: The invention provides a method and apparatus for monitoring processes in living cells by measuring optical reflectivity by Surface Plasmon Resonance at the surface and/or inside living cells attached to a thin metal film (28), wherein said thin metal film is attached or optically coupled to a base of a... Agent: Yissum, Research Development Company Of The Hebrew University Of Jerusalem, Ltd.
20110188045 - Range adjustable real-time autocorrelator: In this invention, two rotating parallel mirrors are used as an optical delay component. The rotating axis and the incident beam are on the same horizontal plane. There is a small angle δ between them. The scan range can be easily adjustable by changing this angle. Using the newly invented... Agent:
20110188044 - Real-time wide-range reflective autocorrelator: In this invention, multiple pairs of reflective mirror on a high-precision stable rotation stage generate a repetitive wide range delay in a noncolinear intensity autocorrelator. Such autocorrelator is real-time, background-free, dispersion free. It has a continuous long scanning range, from a few femtoseconds to hundreds of picoseconds.... Agent:
20110188046 - Background-free absorption spectroscopy using spectral differentiator: An absorption spectrometer provides improved rejection of background radiation signal by employing a frequency-swept laser signal without frequency dithering and performing an effective differentiation of output light from a test cell to eliminate these constant or slowly varying background radiation levels.... Agent:
20110188047 - Enhanced sensitivity interferometric sensors: A sensor (10) and corresponding method for sensing variations in a parameter employ an optical device (12) defining two optical paths (14, 16) differentially affected by a variation in the parameter so as to change the differential phase between the two paths. This differential phase is monitored by a spectral... Agent: Ramot At Tel Aviv University Ltd
20110188048 - Method for measuring thickness or surface profile: Disclosed is a method of measuring thickness or a surface profile of a thin film layer formed on a base layer through a white light scanning interferometry, the method including: preparing simulation interference signals corresponding to thicknesses by assuming a plurality of sample thin film layers different in thickness from... Agent: Snu Precision Co., Ltd.
20110188049 - Assembly comprising a conditioning system and at least one object, a conditioning system, a lithographic apparatus and methods: An assembly including a conditioning system and an object moveable into and/or out of an area to be conditioned is disclosed. The conditioning system has fluid outlet passages to supply conditioning fluid to the area to be conditioned and is configured to adjust outflow of the conditioning fluid from the... Agent: Asml Netherlands B.v.
20110188051 - Secure tracking of tablets: The present invention relates to a verification method for tracking and tracing tablets, particularly pharmaceutical tablets. It further relates to a visible secure marking or information that is a part of such tablet (10). The invention further relates to tablets suitable for such verification method, processes for manufacturing such tablets,... Agent: I-property Holding Corp
20110188050 - Subject information analyzing apparatus and subject information analyzing method: A subject information analyzing apparatus includes a light detector that receives frequency-modulated light as scattered light corresponding to irradiating light of a second frequency from a region to be examined in a subject irradiated with ultrasound of a first frequency, an information extracting section that extracts information on a specific... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20110188052 - Apparatus and method of determining geometrical dimensions of a tyre by contact-less sensing: The invention relates to a method of determining geometrical dimensions of a tyre, especially of an inner surface of the tyre and/or a tyre bead, by contact-less sensing, wherein the tyre (12) is received in a receiving means (10), wherein at least one light beam is emitted onto a peripheral... Agent: Snap-on Equipment Srl A Unico Socio
20110188053 - Focusing methods and optical systems and assemblies using the same: A method for controlling a focus of an optical system. The method includes providing a pair of incident light beams to a conjugate lens. The incident light beams are directed by the lens to converge toward a focal region. The method also includes reflecting the incident light beams with an... Agent: Illumina, Inc.
20110188054 - Integrated photonics module for optical projection: Optical apparatus includes a semiconductor substrate and an edge-emitting radiation source, mounted on a surface of the substrate so as to emit optical radiation along an axis that is parallel to the surface. A reflector is fixed to the substrate in a location on the axis and is configured to... Agent: Primesense Ltd
20110188055 - Optical position-measuring device: An optical position-measuring device for detecting the position of two objects movable relative to each other in at least one measuring direction includes a measuring standard which is joined to one of the two objects and possesses an incremental graduation extending in the measuring direction, as well as at least... Agent: Dr. Johannes Heidenhain Gmbh
20110188056 - Measuring apparatus and measuring method: A plurality of positions of a toner image formed on the image carrier of an image forming apparatus are irradiated with light. A plurality of light-receiving elements of a light-receiving unit receive a plurality of reflected lights reflected at the plurality of positions of the toner image. The light-receiving position... Agent: Canon Kabushiki KaishaPrevious industry: Photocopying
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