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Optics: measuring and testing September class, title,number 09/11Below 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. 09/29/2011 > 42 patent applications in 33 patent subcategories. class, title,number
20110235017 - Physical information acquisition device, solid-state imaging device and physical information acquisition method: Disclosed herein is a physical information acquisition device including an electromagnetic wave output section, a first detection section, and a signal processing section. The electromagnetic wave output section is adapted to generate electromagnetic wave at a wavelength equivalent to a specific wavelength when, for a first wavelength range of electromagnetic... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110235019 - Light scanning apparatus and separation distance measurement apparatus: A light scanning apparatus including a light source for emitting light in a direction different from a direction orthogonal to the reference direction, and a rotating reflection body that rotates about an axis inclined at an inclination angle φ to the reference direction and includes at least one reflecting surface... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenkyusho
20110235020 - Range finder: A range finder includes a device for transmitting a laser beam and a device for receiving the laser echoes backscattered by a target, comprising a frontal optical system focusing the echoes on a detection zone which comprises at least one elementary detection zone associated with an individual detector with a... Agent: Thales
20110235018 - Scanning-type distance measuring apparatus: A scanning-type distance measuring apparatus includes: an optical system 9 having a first deflecting member 9a that deflects measurement light output from a light transmitting unit 3 toward a space to be measured via an optical window, a light receiving lens 9c that condenses reflection light from an object R... Agent: Hokuyo Automatic Co., Ltd.
20110235021 - Method of detecting an emulsion in brine: The instant disclosure is directed to a method of detecting an emulsion in a turbid brine, the method comprising the steps of disposing an aliquot of the turbid brine into a sample container to produce a test sample; adding one or more drops of a dye solution comprising an oil-soluble... Agent: M-i L.L.C.
20110235022 - Apparatus, method and computer-readable storage medium for determining the ring-down time in a spectrometer system: A system is provided that includes a cavity ring-down spectrometer and a processor. The spectrometer is configured to pass, through a cavity resonator, a modulated, continuous-wave electromagnetic signal at each of one or more selectable, transmission frequencies in the Terahertz region of the electromagnetic spectrum. The spectrometer includes a transmitter... Agent: Goodrich Corporation
20110235024 - Method, apparatus and system for minimally intrusive fiber identification: A method, apparatus and system for minimally intrusive fiber identification includes imparting a time-varying modulation onto an optical signal propagating in an optical fiber and subsequently detecting the presence of the time-varying modulation in the optical signal transmitting through the fiber to identify the fiber. In a specific embodiment of... Agent:
20110235023 - Return loss measurement system: A method may include injecting a test signal having a first optical launch power into a device under test via an optical splitter. The optical splitter includes at least two upstream ports and a downstream port and the test signal is injected in a first upstream port of the optical... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing, Inc.
20110235025 - Solar concentrator systems: A solar concentrating system including a concentrator operative to track the Sun so as to concentrate incident sunlight on to a focal location, the concentrator including a support structure, and an array of concentrating reflectors mounted on the support structure, wherein at least one of the reflectors is formed with... Agent:
20110235027 - Operation method to operate tilt sensor: An operation method to operate a tilt sensor with power-saving mechanism is provided. The operation method comprises the steps as follows. An accommodating space is provided such that a blocking object is displaceable in the accommodating space according to the gravity. A working mode is performed such that a light-emitting... Agent: Edison Opto Corporation
20110235026 - Tilt sensor with power saving mechanism: A tilt sensor with power-saving mechanism is provided. The tilt sensor includes a light-emitting element, a blocking object displaceable in an accommodating space on a baseboard, at least two first light sensors, a second light sensor and a control module. The first and the second light sensors respectively sense a... Agent: Edison Opto Corporation
20110235028 - Passive translational velocity measurement from optical information: The invention is a passive method to measure the translational speed of a visual scene using the distribution of light intensities. Measuring the speed of translation is useful for control, safety, management of resources, fuel efficiency, and many more application fields. It is however technically challenging because a wide-field translating... Agent:
20110235029 - Pattern measuring method and pattern measuring apparatus: According to one embodiment, a pattern measuring method includes: irradiating, from a plurality of different incident directions, electromagnetic waves on a periodical structure pattern in which a plurality of patterns are periodically arrayed and partially overlap one another; detecting the electromagnetic waves scattered by the periodical structure pattern and detecting... Agent:
20110235030 - Method and device for flow cytometry without sheath fluid: A method and a device employing the method of flow cytometry, preferably applicable but not limited to the counting and differentiation of leukocytes. It relates more particularly to the field of simplified haematology instruments with moderate operating costs. The method is characterized in that a technique of impedance measurement is... Agent: C2 Diagnostics
20110235031 - Substrate for surface enhanced raman scattering studies: The invention relates to a substrate for surface enhanced Raman scattering studies comprising a semiconductor surface with whiskers, coated with metal selected from the group consisting of silver, gold, platinum, copper and/or alloys thereof, where the semiconductor mentioned is a gallium-containing nitride and essentially each whisker contains a linear defect... Agent: Instytut Wysokich Cisnien Polskiej Akademii Nauk
20110235032 - Chiral plasmonic structures for mediating chemical transformation and detection of molecules with spatial chirality: Three-dimensional metal dielectric structures are disclosed with chiral symmetry that elicit surface plasmons. The plasmons may have propagational circular polarization wherein the frequency of such propagating plasmons may be tuned by design to couple with the electronic transitions or fundamental vibrations, including phonons, of a molecular species. The plasmon-molecule coupling,... Agent: Southwest Research Institute
20110235033 - Emission spectrophotometer: An emission spectrophotometer capable of inhibiting non-uniformity of spectral intensities of component elements is provided. The emission spectrophotometer generates pulse light emission by supplying an energy accumulated in an electricity accumulating and discharging unit to a gap between an electrode and a test material, and the emission spectrophotometer includes a... Agent: Shimadzu Corporation
20110235034 - Spectrophotometer: When a system is powered on and becomes ready for a measurement, it automatically begins to acquire an interferogram (IFG). When a new IFG is acquired, if a background (BKG) IFG is present in a memory but there is no sample IFG (S2 and S4), the new IFG is compared... Agent: Shimadzu Corporation
20110235035 - Spectrometer: A spectrometer is provided with an integrating sphere 20, inside which a sample S of a measurement target is disposed and which is adapted for observing measured light emitted from the sample S, and a Dewar vessel 50 which retains a refrigerant R for cooling the sample S and at... Agent: Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.
20110235036 - Optical measurement apparatus, optical measurement system, and fiber coupler: An optical measurement apparatus includes a spectroscopic measurement device, a first optical fiber for propagating light to be measured, a hemispherical portion having a light diffuse reflection layer on an inner wall of the hemispherical portion, and a plane portion disposed to close an opening of the hemispherical portion and... Agent: Otsuka Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110235037 - Sensor device for detecting target particles by frustrated total internal reflection: The invention relates to an optical sensor device (100) for detecting target particles (1) at a contact surface (12) of a carrier (11), said sensor device comprising a light source (21, 22) for emitting an input light beam (L1) into the carrier (11) such that it is totally internally reflected... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20110235038 - Evaluation device and evaluation method: In an evaluation device (1), an analyzer (42) is rotated so that the azimuth of the transmission axis of the analyzer (42) has an inclination angle of 90 degrees±3 degrees with respect to the transmission axis of a polarizer (32), an imaging camera (44) captures a regularly reflected image of... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20110235039 - Miniaturized system and method for measuring optical characteristics: A miniaturized spectrometer/spectrophotometer system and methods are disclosed. A probe tip including one or more light sources and a plurality of light receivers is provided. A first spectrometer system receives light from a first set of the plurality of light receivers. A second spectrometer system receives light from a second... Agent: Vita Zahnfabrik H. Rauter Gmbh & Co. Kg
20110235040 - Outboard optical cable sensor system and method: A plurality of optical sensors are mounted to a housing made of optically conductive material. The housing seals the optical sensors from a water-filled tube which extends through said housing. The optically conductive material provides optical coupling with the water-filled cable tube whereby a plurality of light beams are directed... Agent:
20110235042 - Arrangement adapted for spectral analysis of high concentrations of gas: This invention comprises an arrangement adapted for spectral analysis having a transmitting means adapted for electromagnetic radiation, a delimited space, in the form of a cavity, serving as a measuring cell and intended to be capable of defining an optical measuring distance, a sensing means of said electromagnetic radiation passing... Agent: Senseair Ab
20110235041 - Wireless sensor system for environmental monitoring: A wireless sensor system is provided that utilizes reliable, small, inexpensive and low power-consuming sensor nodes for monitoring environmental parameters that can communicate through wireless transmitters to a base station. The sensor nodes preferably incorporate anti-biofouling protection, so as to withstand continuous field deployment in streams and/or riparian areas.... Agent:
20110235043 - Sensor and method of detecting the condition of a turf grass: A method of detecting the condition of a turf grass is described. According to one aspect of the invention, the method comprises steps of attaching an active sensor to a mower; traversing a section of turf grass; and processing the output of the sensor. A device for detecting the condition... Agent: Li-cor, Inc.
20110235044 - Welch certainty principle continued: It is proposed that the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle is a system-specific concept, and that using a reference Interference Pattern, or applying chaos concepts to the situation at the slits of a double slit system leads to the proposal that a photon or particle that contributes to a positive slope region... Agent:
20110235045 - Method and apparatus for interferometry: A method and an arrangement are provided for scalable confocal interferometry for distance measurement, for 3-D detection of an object, for OC tomography with an object imaging interferometer and at least one light source. The interferometer has an optical path difference not equal to zero at each optically detected object... Agent: Universitaet Stuttgart
20110235046 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes an optical source configured to emit an electromagnetic wave, a wave dividing unit configured to divide the wave from the optical source into a first and a second wave beam, a probe optical source configured to emit a probe beam, a probe-beam dividing unit configured to... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20110235047 - Laser gyro having a solid-state amplifying medium and an optical ring cavity: A laser gyro having a solid-state amplifying medium and an optical ring cavity includes an assembly encompassing the optical cavity and able to experience an oscillating rotational motion, as well as at least one external optical device for longitudinal injection of energy into the solid-state amplifying medium. The laser gyro... Agent: Thales
20110235048 - Apparatus for low coherence optical imaging: The present invention relates to an apparatus for low coherence optical imaging, and more particularly to an apparatus for low coherence optical imaging which can obtain the information of the different depths of a sample simultaneously. The apparatus comprises a phase transformation unit or a beam shift unit. The phase... Agent:
20110235049 - Wavefront sensing method and apparatus: Wavefront sensing apparatus comprises a beam splitter (106) for combining a wavefront to be characterised (105) with a frequency-shifted plane wavefront (111) and a bundle of optical fibres (112) arranged to detect the combined beam at a plurality of positions across the combined beam. Output from individual fibres of the... Agent: Qinetiq Limited
20110235050 - Method and apparatus for eye movement tracking in spectral optical coherence tomography (sd-oct): The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for collecting structural data with spectral optical coherence tomography from samples having a point of maximum reflectance. This point of maximum reflectance is used for adjusting the scanned path pattern.... Agent: Optopol Technology S.a.
20110235051 - Device for interferential distance measurement: A device for interferential distance measurement that includes a light source that emits a light beam along a propagation direction and a scanning plate including a splitter that splits the light beam into a measurement beam and a reference beam. The device further including a reflector disposed spaced-apart in a... Agent: Dr. Johannes Heidenhain Gmbh
20110235052 - System for measuring the inner space of a container and method of performing the same: A system and method for measuring the inner space of a container provides for the measurement of the wear of the lining of a container such as a torpedo ladle optionally while the ladle is still hot. The interior lining of the container is scanned by a scanner head from... Agent: Specialty Minerals (michigan) Inc.
20110235053 - Laser receiver for detecting a relative position: The invention relates to a laser receiver for detecting a relative position of a defined zero point of said laser receiver with respect to a reference laser beam. Therefore, the laser receiver comprises a laser light photo sensor having a plurality of photo sensitive elements providing an electrical output when... Agent: Leica Geosystems Ag
20110235054 - Article recognition apparatus and article processing apparatus using the same: An article recognition apparatus includes a marker having four or more unit pattern marks which are provided at a predetermined positional relationship on an article to be recognized and which are formed in such a way that a density pattern sequentially changes from a center position to a periphery of... Agent:
20110235058 - mobile apparatus capable of surface measurements: The present invention relates to a mobile apparatus and/or system that measures the thickness at one or more locations of a surface on at least a part of a substrate and methods of using the apparatus and/or system. The mobile apparatus and/or system in one embodiment includes an apparatus and/or... Agent:
20110235057 - Method for measurement of the thickness of any deposit of material on inner wall of a pipeline: A method is provided for measurement of the thickness of any deposit of material on the inner wall of a pipeline at least partly filled with a medium including hydrocarbons, the medium being for instance oil or natural gas, wherein the method includes: projecting infrared light onto the inner wall... Agent: Statoil Petroleum As
20110235056 - Method for measuring wear rate: A wear rate measurement method includes thermally coupling a focus ring having a top surface and a bottom surface with a reference piece having a bottom surface facing a susceptor and a top surface facing the focus ring; measuring a first optical path length of a low-coherence light beam that... Agent: Tokyo Electron Limited
20110235055 - System and method for measuring photovoltaic module thickness: A system for determining a thickness of a photovoltaic module may include a first displacement sensor and a second displacement sensor along a shared axis. The system may also include a support structure that supports the first and second displacement sensors and locates the sensors on either side of the... Agent:09/22/2011 > 35 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories. class, title,number
20110228249 - Laser imaging system with uniform line illumination and method for generating images: Embodiments of a laser imaging system with uniform line illumination and method for generating images are generally described herein. In some embodiments, the laser imaging system includes a polarizer beam splitter to angularly separate an input laser beam into a pair of overlapping cross-polarized beams having a first angular separation... Agent: Raytheon Company
20110228250 - Lens configuration for a thermally compensated chromatic confocal point sensor: A chromatically dispersive lens configuration including thermal compensation may be utilized in chromatic confocal point sensor optical pens for chromatic range sensing. The lens configuration may include a negative power doublet lens and a positive power lens portion. The positive power lens portion comprises at least two lens elements which... Agent: Mitutoyo Corporation
20110228252 - Device and method for measuring the position of at least one moving object in a three-dimensional grid: A device for measuring the position of at least one moving object in a three-dimensional grid. The device comprises: at least one optical head comprising an independent laser sources array outputting collimated laser beams, arranged about a central photodetector with a single sensitive cell; at least one movable base with... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives
20110228253 - Mobile electronic detection device with user selectable alerts: A detection device for detecting the presence of a speed detection system, red light camera, or other electronic surveillance means. The device includes a display means whereby the graphical and audible presentation changes from the non alert condition to the alert condition in accordance to a user selectable choice of... Agent: The Whistler Group, Inc.
20110228251 - Raster scanning for depth detection: Techniques are provided for determining distance to an object in a depth camera's field of view. The techniques may include raster scanning light over the object and detecting reflected light from the object. One or more distances to the object may be determined based on the reflected image. A 3D... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110228254 - Physical quantity sensor and physical quantity measuring method: A physical quantity sensor includes: a semiconductor laser which emits laser light to a measurement target; an oscillation wavelength modulating device that operates the semiconductor laser such that at least one of a first oscillation period and a second oscillation period alternately exists; a detector that detects an electrical signal... Agent: Yamatake Corporation
20110228255 - Distributed optical fiber sensor: The present invention provides a distributed optical fiber sensor capable of measuring the strain and temperature of an object to be measured simultaneously and independently with high spatial resolution. A distributed optical fiber sensor FS is a distributed optical fiber sensor which uses an optical fiber 15 as a sensor,... Agent: Neubrex Co., Ltd
20110228256 - Optical detection process for detecting micron-sized objects in solution: An optical detection process relates to detecting micron- or submicron-sized particles or organisms by means of a contact imaging device, the particles or organisms being immersed in a liquid droplet and the detection being carried out by means of a matrix of photosensitive cells or photosites. The process includes one... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives
20110228257 - Hollow core fiber laser induced incandescence: The present disclosure relates to measurement techniques utilizing laser induced incandescence, and specifically to laser induced incandescence measurement techniques utilizing a hollow core fiber.... Agent: The Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Alabama
20110228258 - Method of apparatus for detecting particles on a specimen: A method and apparatus of detecting a defect by inspecting a specimen in which a surface of a specimen on which plural patterns are formed is illuminated with an elongated shape light flux from one of plural directions which are different in elevation angle by switching an optical path of... Agent:
20110228259 - Optical fiber alignment measurement method and apparatus: A measurement system comprising an analog position sensitive device is provided that can measure the XY position of a plurality of light beams at very high resolution. In accordance with one exemplary associated method, a connector bearing one or more optical fibers is fixedly positioned before a position sensing detector... Agent: Tyco Electronics Nederland B.v.
20110228260 - System and method for measuring an optical fiber: Subject matter disclosed herein relates to measuring optical fibers or measuring devices comprising optical fibers and, in particular, to measuring a variation of refractive index of an optical fiber as a function of position and wavelength.... Agent: Interfiber Analysis, LLC
20110228261 - Method of determining the contact angle of a ball bearing: To determine the contact angle of a ball bearing, one of two rings is rotated while the other ring is held stationary. The number of revolutions of the rotated ring and the number of revolutions accomplished in the same period by the balls, and therefore by the retaining cage, are... Agent: Aktiebolaget Skf
20110228262 - Apparatus of inspecting defect in semiconductor and method of the same: When size of a defect on an increasingly miniaturized pattern is obtained by defect inspection apparatus in the related art, a value is inconveniently given, which is different from a measured value of the same defect by SEM. Thus, a dimension value of a defect detected by defect inspection apparatus... Agent:
20110228263 - Illuminating a specimen for metrology or inspection: Illumination subsystems of a metrology or inspection system, metrology systems, inspection systems, and methods for illuminating a specimen for metrology measurements or for inspection are provided.... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation
20110228266 - substrate for surface enhanced raman scattering (sers): A substrate for Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS). The substrate comprises at least one nanostructure protruding from a surface of the substrate and a SERS active metal over the at least one nanostructure, wherein the SERS active metal substantially covers the at least one nanostructure and the SERS active metal... Agent:
20110228265 - Process for the determination of the solid/liquid phase: A method of determining the solid/liquid phase of an aqueous solution, characterized in that it comprises the following steps: a) subjecting said aqueous solution to a beam of photons; b) recording the Raman spectrum of the photons scattered by said solution in the wave number range between 2500 cm−1 to... Agent: Universite De Metz Paul Verlaine
20110228264 - Sers nanotags with improved buoyancy in liquids: A suspendable SERS nanotag. As used herein, a suspendable tag is one which remains suspended in a specific liquid, water for example, for a period of time. Thus, a suspendable tag does not sink to the bottom of a container of the liquid or float to the top of a... Agent: Cabot Security Materials Inc.
20110228267 - Reflection grating, and spectrograph and pulse shaper using the reflection grating: A reflection grating includes a transmission hologram layer for diffracting incident light, a reflection member in contact with the transmission hologram layer, and a reflection plane for reflecting diffracted light generated by the transmission hologram layer.... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20110228268 - Method of analyzing a composition containing impurities: A method of analyzing a composition and a method of processing the composition are provided. The composition contains impurities and has a boiling point less than ambient temperature and/or a vapor pressure greater than water at 14.5 ° C. The method of analyzing the composition comprises a step of providing... Agent:
20110228269 - Apparatus and methods for optical emission spectroscopy: The invention provides a spark generator for generating a spark for optical emission spectroscopy (OES), wherein the spark has a current waveform comprising a first modulated portion which comprises a plurality of relatively high current and high gradient peaks of variable amplitude and/or inter-peak duration and a second modulated portion... Agent:
20110228270 - Open-path near real-time full wall emissions monitoring method: The invention is a combination of two prior arts (one being a tower elevator system and the other an open-path monitoring system) in order to perform automated “full wall” monitoring of an emission source. The system will allow an open-path detection system to take near real-time readings of the compounds... Agent:
20110228271 - Method and apparatus for rapidly counting and identifying biological particles in a flow stream: A method for increasing the throughput, or the precision, or both the precision and the throughput, of a flow cytometer, or of a hematology analyzer employing a flow cytometer, by utilizing the technique of laser rastering. Laser rastering involves sweeping a laser beam across a flowing sample stream in a... Agent: Abbott Laboratories
20110228272 - Device for analyzing a polyphase mixture via a light beam backscattered by said mixture: Device for analyzing a polyphase mixture via a light beam backscattered by said mixture, comprising: a vertical cell capable of containing the polyphase mixture; means for emitting a light beam in the direction of the cell, in such a way that the light beam lies in a vertical plane (PV)... Agent:
20110228273 - Testing apparatus for testing light emitting diode lamp and method for operating the same: Disclosed is a method for operating a test apparatus for an LED lamp. The method includes: forming a self-holding circuit by switching on a first switching means such that an up and down shifter provided in the test apparatus for the LED lamp moves down; moving down and stopping the... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.
20110228274 - 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: Mks Instruments, Inc.
20110228275 - Fiber optic hydrogen purity sensor and system: A hydrogen purity sensing system includes a light source which provides an optical signal through a fiber optic cable. A hydrogen purity sensor is provided in the system which comprises a multilayered nanostructural film of high refractive index and low refractive index materials for receiving the optical signal. The system... Agent: General Electric Company
20110228276 - Nitrogen oxide sensing element, nitrogen oxide sensor, nitrogen oxide concentration determination device using same, and method for determining nitrogen oxide concentration: The nitrogen oxide sensing element of the present invention is such that a sensing film (11) is formed on the surface of a substrate (12a), the sensing film including a polymer containing as dispersed therein a porphyrin containing cobalt as a central metal, or a single derivative having a porphyrin... Agent: National University Corporation Ehime University
20110228277 - Sub-micron surface plasmon resonance sensor systems: A sensor for detecting the presence of a target analyte, ligand or molecule in a test fluid, comprising a light transmissive substrate on which an array of surface plasmon resonant (SPR) elements is mounted is described. A multi-channel sensor for detecting the presence of several targets with a single microchip... Agent:
20110228278 - Uv-vis atr short pathlength spectroscopy of printing inks: A spectroanalytic system and process for analyzing the absorption properties of highly absorbing viscous materials is disclosed. The measurement probe includes a UV-VIS optical system. A single crystal is shaped so that the light enters the crystal perpendicular to its surface and is Incident on the back face at an... Agent:
20110228279 - Fabry-perot fourier transform spectrometer: A spatial Fourier transform spectrometer is disclosed. The Fourier transform spectrometer includes a Fabry-Perot interferometer with first and second optical surfaces. The gap between the first and second optical surfaces spatially varies in a direction that is orthogonal to the optical axis of the Fourier transform spectrometer. The Fabry-Perot interferometer... Agent: University Of Hawaii
20110228280 - Intensity noise reduction methods and apparatus for interferometric sensing and imaging systems: In part, aspects of the invention relate to methods, apparatus, and systems for intensity and/or pattern line noise reduction in a data collection system such as an optical coherence tomography system that uses an electromagnetic radiation source and interferometric principles. In one embodiment, the noise is intensity noise or line... Agent: Lightlab Imaging, Inc.
20110228281 - Interference cavity for controlling optical path: The present patent application provides an interference cavity for precisely controlling an optical path including a cavity formed by two equal distance arms, wherein a positive adjusting plate and a negative adjusting plate are disposed in the interference cavity for compensating the change of a cavity length with temperature and... Agent:
20110228283 - Measurement apparatus: A measurement apparatus includes an observation unit, a movable base, a platform, a pair of tracks mounted on two sides of the platform, and a console. The observation unit is slidably mounted on the movable base. The movable base is a bridge structure. Each end of the movable base is... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20110228282 - Method and system for calibrating a multiple-beam curvature/flatness sensor: A method and system for calibrating a multiple-beam curvature/flatness sensor in order to provide an accurate media curvature/flatness measurement. One or more flat media sheets are passed through a multiple-beam media curvature/flatness sensor and the timing data associated with the lead edge/trail edge crossing each beam associated with the multiple... Agent: Xerox Corporation09/15/2011 > 30 patent applications in 24 patent subcategories. class, title,number
20110222047 - Aerial observation system: An aerial platform comprising a kite providing a level of directional stability when elevated by the wind, and an inflated balloon attached above the kite with a cord. The payload is attached to the kite. The physical separation of the balloon from the kite isolates the payload from shocks generated... Agent:
20110222046 - Rangefinder for shooting device and method of aligning rangefinder to shooting device sight: Embodiments of the present concept are directed to a rangefinder that can be aligned to a fixed sight on a shooting device so that a range can be accurately taken that corresponds to a fixed sight that is used to align the shooting device to a target. Other embodiments of... Agent: Leupold & Stevens, Inc.
20110222048 - Doppler asymmetric spatial heterodyne spectroscopy light detection and ranging receiver: Obtaining global tropospheric vertical wind profiles by directly detecting atmospheric winds using space borne, airborne and/or ground station platforms is accomplished by a DASH interferometer in the back-end of a Doppler wind LIDAR. In the front-end of the Doppler wind LIDAR, a laser illuminates an atmosphere and a telescope collects... Agent: Us Gov't Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy Office Of Naval Research (onr/nrl) Code Ooccip
20110222049 - Method and device for taking a sample: Method and device for taking and measuring a sample of a material of a process, for example, a granulation process. The material to be measured is allowed to accumulate as free fall into the measuring chamber (7) of a measuring means, such as a cuvette (3), the desired measurement is... Agent:
20110222050 - Optical measuring device and optical measuring method: Disclosed herein is an optical measuring device including: a light applying section configured to apply exciting light to a sample flowing in a channel; and a scattered light detecting section configured to detect scattered light generated from the sample irradiated with the exciting light on the downstream side of the... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110222051 - Microassembled imaging flow cytometer: A microassembled imaging cytometer includes a sensing location that undergoes relative motion with a cell. Light from a light source is focused by a focusing element to a plurality of focused illumination spots or lines at the sensing location, illuminating the cell as the cell traverses the sensing location. A... Agent: Bio-rad Laboratories, Inc.
20110222052 - Test systems that include a centering system for aligning an optical pulse launching device with a multi-mode fiber and methods of operating the same: A test system for a multi-mode fiber comprises a launching device that is configured to generate optical pulses and has a rest position. A centering system is operable to move the launching device in a circular motion having a center corresponding to the rest position and a diameter corresponding to... Agent:
20110222053 - Front plate for display, display device, and method and apparatus for manufacturing front plate for display: The present invention relates to a front plate for a display comprising: a glass substrate having a first surface and a second surface; and a ceramic layer formed on at least a part of a marginal area of the second surface, wherein the front plate has a difference (ΔT) between... Agent: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
20110222054 - Apparatus and method for multi-modal imaging in nonlinear raman microscopy: An apparatus for the microscopic examination of an object has an illumination system which generates a first illumination light beam and a second illumination light beam. A first polarization filter (28) circularly polarizes the first illumination light beam. A second polarization filter (32) linearly polarizes the second illumination light beam.... Agent: Leica Microsystems Cms Gmbh
20110222055 - Determination of the salt concentration of an aqueous solution: A method of determining the concentration of a salt that may be present in a substance containing at least some water, comprising the following steps: a) recording the Raman spectrum of photons scattered by the substance in the wave number range 2500 cm−1 to 4000 cm−1; b) determining, for a... Agent: Universite De Metz Paul Verlaine
20110222056 - Spectroscopic characteristics acquisition unit, image evaluation unit, and image forming apparatus: A spectroscopic characteristics acquisition unit includes a light emitting unit to illuminate a measurement target; a lens array including lenses to receive reflected light reflected from the measurement target; a light blocking member having a pinhole array including openings; a focusing unit to focus light coming from the pinhole array;... Agent:
20110222057 - Method and device for measuring a chemical composition of a liquid metal suitable for coating a steel strip: A method and a device measure a chemical composition of a liquid metal suitable for coating a steel strip. The method measures a chemical composition of a liquid metal suitable for coating a steel strip for which the liquid metal is formed continuously in a first cavity, and the composition... Agent: Siemens Vai Metals Technologies Sas
20110222058 - Process monitoring device and semiconductor processing apparatus including the same: Provided are a process monitoring device for monitoring semiconductor device manufacturing processes, a semiconductor process apparatus including the same, and a process monitoring method thereof. The process monitoring device generates plasma from the exhaust gas of the process chamber using DBD-type electrodes and analyzes a spectrum of emission light from... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110222059 - Systems, devices, and methods including a dark-field reflected-illumination apparatus: Systems, devices, and methods are described that modulate a specimen-background dark-field micrograph contrast.... Agent: Tokitae LLC, A Limited Liability Company Of The States Of Delaware
20110222060 - Monochromator comprising variable wavelength selector in combination with tunable interference filter: A system for spectrally filtering light is provided. The system includes a variable wavelength selector for selecting a wavelength from a light source and a tunable interference filter for filtering light from the variable wavelength selector. The interference filter may be synchronously tunable to the output of the variable wavelength... Agent:
20110222061 - Dyson-type imaging spectrometer having improved image quality and low distortion: A Dyson imaging spectrometer includes an entry port extending in a direction X, an exit port, a diffraction grating including a set of lines on a concave support, an optical system including a lens, the lens including a plane first face and a convex second face, the convex face of... Agent: Horiba Jobin Yvon Sas
20110222062 - Analyzers with time variation based on color-coded spatial modulation: A filter arrangement can transmit and/or reflect light emanating from a moving object so that the emanating light has time variation, and the time variation can include information about the object, such as its type. For example, emanating light from segments of a path can be transmitted/reflected through positions of... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
20110222063 - Apparatus for determining concentration of gaseous component: A gaseous component concentration determination apparatus that can obtain a sufficiently large light detection value and determine a concentration of a target component in a desired section without using a laser emitter of a high laser intensity or a large light collector is provided.... Agent: Ihi Corporation
20110222066 - Assembly with absorbing sensor layer: The invention relates to an assembly for detecting the presence of a target based on a detection of a resonance associated to surface polaritons, such as long-range surface exciton polaritons (LRSEP). The invention relates to an assembly to be used in connection with a bio-sensor. The assembly comprising a carrier... Agent: Stichting Imec Nederland
20110222064 - Object detecting device and information acquiring device: An information acquiring device includes a laser light source which emits light in a predetermined wavelength region; a projection lens which projects the light from the laser light source toward a targeted area; an image sensor which receives reflected light reflected from the targeted area to output a signal; and... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20110222065 - Object detecting device and information acquiring device: A reflection characteristic measuring apparatus capable of scanning a specimen surface of a sheet specimen at a high speed is provided. The reflection characteristic measuring apparatus includes a group of illuminating and light-receiving systems for directing illuminating light onto the specimen surface of the sheet specimen held by a specimen... Agent: Konica Minolta Sensing, Inc.
20110222067 - Technique to determine mirror position in optical interferometers: A Micro Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) interferometer system utilizes a capacitive sensing circuit to determine the position of a moveable minor. An electrostatic MEMS actuator is coupled to the moveable minor to cause a displacement thereof. The capacitive sensing circuit senses the current capacitance of the MEMS actuator and determines the... Agent: Si-ware Systems
20110222068 - Near real time optical phase conjugation: An optical system and associated method enable near real time optical phase conjugation. In the method, a translucent medium is illuminated by a sample illumination beam. Light scattered by the medium is directed to an electronic image sensor while a reference beam is also directed to the electronic image sensor.... Agent: Bio-rad Laboratories, Inc.
20110222069 - Light-interference measuring apparatus: A light-interference measuring apparatus including: a light source of a broad band light; an objective lens section to branch an optical path of the broad band light into a reference optical path including a reference mirror and a measuring optical path including a measuring object and to output a superposed... Agent: Mitutoyo Corporation
20110222070 - Optical tomographic image forming method: An optical tomographic image forming method including: splitting low coherence light emitted from a light source is split into a measuring light and a reference light; forming an optical tomographic image of a measured object by detecting an interference light that is obtained by superposing reflected light, reflected from the... Agent:
20110222072 - Apparatus and method for optically measuring by interferometry the thickness of an object: Apparatus (1) and method for optically measuring by interferometry the thickness of an object (2) having an external surface (16) and an internal surface (17) opposite with respect to the external surface (16). There are included: a radiation source (4) which emits a low coherence beam of radiations (I) composed... Agent:
20110222071 - Method for measuring the thickness of a discoidal workpiece: The invention relates to a method for measuring the thickness of a discoidal workpiece, which serves as a substrate for electronic components, comprising the steps: infrared radiation is directed at the top side of the workpiece, wherein a first radiation portion is reflected on the top side and a second... Agent: Peter Wolters Gmbh
20110222073 - Optical encoder and displacement measurement apparatus having the same: An optical encoder (10, 20, 30) includes a light-emitting element (LED), a scale grating (SCL) configured to transmit or reflect a divergent light from the light-emitting element to divide the divergent light into a plurality of lights, an optical mask grating (SLT) configured to modulate the plurality of lights with... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110222074 - Pattern generators, calibration systems and methods for patterning workpieces: A pattern generator includes: a writing tool and a calibration system. The writing tool is configured to generate a pattern on a workpiece arranged on a stage. The calibration system is configured to determine a correlation between a coordinate system of the writing tool and a coordinate system of a... Agent: Micronic Mydata Ab
20110222075 - Optical position detection device: An optical position detection device, includes: a light source adapted to emit at least one detection light beam toward one side in a Z-axis direction; a first detector having a light receiving section directed to the one side in the Z-axis direction; a second detector located at a position on... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation09/08/2011 > 25 patent applications in 23 patent subcategories. class, title,number
20110216305 - Electric distance meter: An electric distance meter is downsized by using a condensing optical member having a small outer diameter (effective diameter) as a condensing optical member in a light-receiving optical system of reflection light from an object, reducing a focal length of the condensing optical member without reducing a spread angle to... Agent:
20110216304 - High definition lidar system: A LiDAR-based 3-D point cloud measuring system includes a base, a housing, a plurality of photon transmitters and photon detectors contained within the housing, a rotary motor that rotates the housing about the base, and a communication component that allows transmission of signals generated by the photon detectors to external... Agent: Velodyne Acoustics, Inc.
20110216306 - Method for determining the flow of a fluid close to a surface of an object immersed in the fluid: The invention relates to a Method for determining the flow of a fluid close to a surface of an object immersed in the fluid by analyzing at least one confocal measurement volume in the fluid, comprising the steps of: focusing light into the at least one confocal volume within the... Agent:
20110216307 - High density wind velocity data collection for wind turbine: Methods and systems for collecting high-density wind velocity data for the inflow area of a wind turbine are presented. Wind turbines are provided with one or more wind velocity sensors that provide a plurality of wind velocity measurements to the turbine from various ranges and locations across the inflow. Sensors... Agent: Catch The Wind, Inc.
20110216308 - Component measurement apparatus: A component measurement apparatus includes a laser that emits non-collimated laser light, an objective lens that condenses the non-collimated laser light emitted from the laser in order for the laser light to illuminate internal tissue of an object of measurement without collimating the laser light, a half mirror that redirects... Agent: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
20110216309 - Component measurement apparatus: A component measurement apparatus includes a confocal optical system including a laser emitting laser light, a collimating lens collimating the laser light emitted from the laser, an objective lens condensing the collimated light having exited the collimating lens in order to illuminate internal tissue of an object of measurement, a... Agent: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
20110216310 - Optical sensing device with rotating type shading assembly: An optical sensing device includes a shell, at least one light emitting member, a rotating type shading assembly and at least one optical sensing member. The shell is formed with a black-body condition space having a light emitting chamber, a shading chamber and at least one optical sensing chamber. The... Agent: Edison Opto Corporation
20110216311 - Method and apparatus for locking a laser with a resonant cavity: A method and apparatus for the photo-acoustic identification and quantification of one or more analyte species present in a gaseous or liquid medium in low concentration utilizing a laser and a resonant optical cavity containing the medium and having within the cavity at least two partially transparent mirrors, one of... Agent: Li-cor, Inc.
20110216312 - Semiconductor inspection device and inspection method: For a semiconductor device S, an inspection is performed in a zero-bias state by use of electromagnetic waves generated by irradiation of pulsed laser light, and an inspection range is set with reference to layout information of the semiconductor device S to perform two-dimensional scanning by inspection light L1 of... Agent: Riken
20110216313 - Supervised principal component analysis: The invention provides a multivariate modeling method for quantitative analysis by supervised principal component analysis (SPCA). The method comprises: (a) designing a plurality of calibration samples wherein the desired variances are dominant or greatly enhanced; (b) producing a calibration data matrix using suitable mathematical pretreatment and truncation of the acquired... Agent:
20110216314 - Laser control with phase plate feedback: An ophthalmic imaging system includes a light source, focusing optics, compensating optics, and a computer that coordinates both of the optics to optimize the Diffraction Limited Point Spread Function (DL-PSF) of the imaging light beam. In detail, the compensating optics includes a customized phase plate that provides substantially complete compensation... Agent: Heidelberg Engineering Gmbh
20110216315 - Spectroscopic sensor device and electronic equipment: A spectroscopic sensor that applies lights in a wavelength band containing plural wavelengths to an object and spectroscopically separates reflected lights or transmitted lights from the object using plural light band-pass filters that transmit the respective specific wavelengths and plural photosensor parts to which corresponding transmitted lights are input based... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110216316 - Measurement of volume holographic gratings: The present invention relates to methods of measuring the optical characteristics of volume holographic gratings with high resolution and with a large spectral coverage using a spectrally broad band source in conjunction with instruments that measure the spectrum such as spectrometers, imaging spectrometers, and spectrum analyzers.... Agent: Ondax, Inc.
20110216317 - Sensor for sensing airborne particles: A particle sensor is disclosed capable of sensing airborne particles larger than about 10 nm in an airflow passing through a passage inside the sensor. The sensor comprises a high-voltage discharge electrode for generating airborne unipolar ions that charge the airborne particles in the airflow. The generated ions are furthermore... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20110216318 - Particle number measurement method: There is provided a particle number measurement method capable of accurately measuring the number of particles generated by a specific factor. When the number of particles is measured by irradiating laser beam 25 into a main exhaust line 16 via a glass window 24, receiving lights (L1 and L2) scattered... Agent: Tokyo Electron Limited
20110216319 - Device and method for investigating analytes in liquid suspension or solution: An optical detection device is provided for analyzing analytes in a liquid suspension or solution that can detect and process a large number of wavelengths of incident and fluorescent light simultaneously, which is small in size and can be easily adapted to different investigation requirements. The optical detection device may... Agent: Prolmmune Limited
20110216320 - Multi-channel surface plasmon resonance sensor using beam profile ellipsometry: Provided is a multi-channel surface plasmon resonance sensor using beam profile ellipsometry; and, more particularly, to a high sensitive measuring technology, which is coupled with a vertical illumination type focused-beam ellipsometer using a multi-incident angle measurement method, and a surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensing part deposited with a metal thin... Agent: Korea Research Institute Of Standards And Science
20110216321 - Projection display apparatus having plural light sources: A projection display apparatus 100, 200 includes a plurality of light sources 3a, 3b, a plurality of light source power supplies 2a, 2b configured to supply electric power to the plurality of light sources, and a lighting controller 6 configured to control the plurality of light source power supplies so... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110216322 - Particle monitor system and substrate processing apparatus: A particle monitor system that can detect fine particles in a substrate processing apparatus. The substrate processing apparatus has a chamber in which a substrate is housed and subjected to processing, a dry pump that exhausts gas out of the chamber, and a bypass line that communicates the chamber and... Agent: Tokyo Electron Limited
20110216323 - Light measuring apparatus and light measuring method: A light with a known spectrum is emitted from a light source toward a road surface, a first reflected light that is a reflected light of the known light reflected from the road surface is received by a first light receiver, and a reflectance spectrum of the light of the... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110216324 - Spectral imaging camera and applications: There is provided a method for analyzing optical properties of an object, including utilizing a light illumination having a plurality of amplitudes, phases and polarizations of a plurality of wavelengths impinging from the object, obtaining modified illuminations corresponding to the light illumination, applying a modification to the light illumination thereby... Agent:
20110216325 - Methods and apparatus for swept-source optical coherence tomography: In one embodiment of the invention, a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) in a laser ring is chosen to provide low polarization-dependent gain (PDG) and a booster semiconductor optical amplifier, outside of the ring, is chosen to provide high polarization-dependent gain. The use of a semiconductor optical amplifier with low polarization-dependent... Agent: Lightlab Imaging, Inc.
20110216326 - Lightwave interference measurement apparatus used to measure optical path length or distance: A lightwave interference measurement apparatus includes a phase detector configured to detect a phase of a signal of an interference between light from a distance-measurement light source and reflected on a reference surface and light from the distance-measurement light source and reflected on a target surface, an intensity detector configured... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110216327 - Lens shape measurement device: A relationship between a rim shape and a position of a mounting hole is obtained based on a detection signal from the second position detector (40) by controlling a measuring element shifter (6) to move the leading end of a measuring element for a lens (36) to have contact with... Agent:
20110216328 - Polishing monitoring method, polishing method, and polishing monitoring apparatus: A method capable of accurately monitoring progress of polishing and capable of detecting an accurate polishing end point is provided. The method includes: directing light to the substrate during polishing of the substrate; receiving reflected light from the substrate; measuring intensity of the reflected light at each wavelength; producing spectrum... Agent:09/01/2011 > 14 patent applications in 13 patent subcategories. class, title,number
20110211188 - Compact laser rangefinder: A laser distance measuring device comprising a transmitter channel (1), a receiver channel (2) and a dimensionally stable multilayer base printed circuit board (3), with the transmitter channel (1) and the receiver channel (2) being mounted and symmetrically disposed one on each side of the base printed circuit board (3),... Agent:
20110211187 - Resonant scanner for 3d mapping: A system, apparatus, and method are disclosed for a resonant scanner for three-dimensional (3D) mapping. The system, apparatus, and method employ a small, lightweight articulating device that performs as a 3D Laser Detection and Ranging (LADAR) laser from a moving scanner platform in a way that provides geolocation and takes... Agent: The Boeing Company
20110211189 - Apparatus and method for determination of tear osmolarity: An apparatus comprises a spectrophotometer system configured to measure light absorbance by a tear sample, a refractometer system configured to measure refractive index of the tear sample, and an evaluation unit programmed to calculate an osmolarity of the tear sample based on the measured absorbance and refractive index and stored... Agent: Reichert, Inc.
20110211190 - Mirror structure: A mirror structure is provided in which at least a portion of a wavefront sensor is integrated with a mirror. In particular, a mirror structure is provided in which a Hartmann mask or a microlens array of a Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor is integrated with a mirror to provide a very... Agent:
20110211191 - Method and its apparatus for inspecting defects: A defect inspection apparatus is capable of inspecting an extremely small defect present on the top and edge surfaces of a sample such as a semiconductor substrate or a thin film substrate with high sensitivity and at high speed. The defect inspection apparatus has an illumination optical system, a plurality... Agent:
20110211192 - Optical measuring device and calibration device: There is provided an optical measuring device including: plural light-receiving units; a frame to which the respective light-receiving units are mounted on a same circumference whose axial center is a predetermined position, with optical axes of the light-receiving units being directed toward the axial center, an object of measurement being... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110211193 - Pressure controlled spectroscopic heating value sensor: A method and system for measuring a physical property of a fluid in which light having wavelengths in the near-infrared is directed into a test cell containing the fluid and portions of the light not absorbed by the fluid and passing out of the cell are spatially dispersed by wavelength,... Agent: Gas Technology Institute
20110211194 - Optical spectrum analyzer with continuously rotating tuynable filter: An optical spectrum analyzer is implemented with a detector combined with a tunable filter mounted on a stage capable of 360-degree rotation at a constant velocity. Because of the constant rate of angular change, different portions of the input spectrum are detected at each increment of time as a function... Agent: Optoplex Corporation
20110211195 - Apparatus and method for determining concentration of gaseous component: A sufficiently large light detection value can be obtained to determine a concentration of a target component in a desired section, without using a laser emitter of a high laser intensity or a large light collector. By changing an orientation of a laser emitter 3 about a horizontal axis or... Agent: Ihi Corporation
20110211196 - Color measurement device: A color measurement device includes a light pipe and a light source. The light pipe is oriented length-wise towards a color sample surface along a first axis that is non-perpendicular to the surface. A color sample is positioned on the surface. The light pipe has a near opening, a far... Agent:
20110211197 - Heterodyne detection device for imaging an object by re-injection: The disclosure relates to a detection device for imaging an object, that comprises: a laser cavity for transmitting an original light signal at an original wavelength towards the object in order to generate an evanescent wave at the surface of the object; a conversion means adapted for converting the evanescent... Agent: Centre National De Recherche Scientifique (cnrs)
20110211198 - Lightwave interference measurement apparatus that calculates absolute distance using lightwave interference: A lightwave interference measurement apparatus includes a wavelength-variable laser which periodically performs wavelength scanning between first and second reference wavelengths to emit light beam, a wavelength-fixed laser which emits light beam having a third reference wavelength, a light beam splitting element which splits the light beams into reference light beam... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110211199 - Device and method for acquiring position with a confocal fabry-perot interferometer: Device and method for acquiring position with a confocal Fabry-Perot interferometer. In a general aspect, the device for acquiring position may include an arrangement for acquiring position where the acquiring arrangement has a confocal Fabry-Perot interferometer. In another general aspect, a method for acquiring position may include generating an interference... Agent: Attocube Systems Ag
20110211200 - Systems and methods for monitoring a condition of a rotor blade for a wind turbine: A rotor blade monitoring system for use with a wind turbine. The wind turbine includes at least one rotor blade. The rotor blade includes a sidewall that extends between a root portion and a tip portion. The rotor blade monitoring system includes a fiber optic strand that is coupled to... Agent:Previous industry: Photocopying
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