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20110285980 - Optical frequency comb-based coherent lidar: A coherent laser radar that uses two coherent femtosecond fiber lasers to perform absolute ranging at long distance. One coherent femtosecond fiber lasers acts as a source and the other as a local oscillator for heterodyne detection of the return signal from a cooperative target. The system simultaneously returns a... Agent:
20110285982 - Method and arrangement for obtaining information about objects around a vehicle: Arrangement and method for obtaining information about objects exterior of a vehicle in which a light source is mounted in the vehicle, structured light is projected into an area of interest exterior of the vehicle, rays of light forming the structured light originate from the light source, reflected light is... Agent:
20110285981 - Sensor element and system comprising wide field-of-view 3-d imaging lidar: A LIDAR sensor element and system for wide field-of-view applications such as autonomous UAS landing site selection is disclosed. The sensor element and system have an imaging source such as a SWIR laser for imaging a field of regard or target with a beam having a predefined wavelength. The beam... Agent: Irvine Sensors Corporation
20110285983 - Method for the optical measurement of velocities and a sensor for the optical measurement of velocities: A method for measuring a velocity of an object surface relative to a sensor having a plurality of light-sensitive elements arranged spaced apart from one another. Each light-sensitive element produces an element signal indicative of detected brightness. The method includes receiving element signals at intervals of time, producing a frequency... Agent: Fraba Ag
20110285984 - Velocity measuring system: A time domain signal is divided into segments that are roughly equal to a transit time of particles through a focus of a laser beam. The segments are connected to a frequency domain through the use of an FFT algorithm to produce frequency domain data segments. Signal-to-noise ratio is enhanced... Agent: Teledyne Technologies Incorporated
20110285985 - Method for analyzing sample and microanalysis chip to be used therefore: In the present invention, microanalysis chip 1 possesses resin substrate 20 in which a groove (flow path 22) is formed, and resin film 10 to cover the groove (flow path 22), and at least one of a substrate (resin substrate 20) and a lid body (resin film 10) is made... Agent:
20110285986 - Detection system and method for acquiring resonance angle of surface plasmon: The present disclosure provides a detection system for acquiring the SPR angle, including a modulatable SPR sensor to be detected; an incident light source apparatus; a photoelectric detector; a narrowband filter system; a modulated signal source for generating an alternating current signal that is used to modulate said modulatable SPR... Agent: National Center For Nanosccience And Technology, China
20110285987 - Installation for the quality control of a surface of an object: This installation includes a support for the object, a panel having a fringe pattern alternating pale and dark lines, the pattern having a first series of parallel fringes extending in a first direction and at a first pitch, and a second series of parallel fringes extending in a second direction... Agent: Visuol Technologies
20110285988 - Advanced inspection method utilizing short pulses led illumination: An illumination module that may include a LED driver; a strip cable comprising multiple conductors that have a high ratio form factor and a low impedance and a low inductance factor; the forms factor is a ratio between a width of the strip cable and a thickness of the strip... Agent:
20110285989 - Inspection apparatus and inspection method: An inspection apparatus includes a wafer stage for carrying a wafer, an illumination module which irradiates an inspection beam on the wafer carried on the wafer stage, a detection module which detects scattering rays or reflection rays from the wafer on the wafer stage and outputs an image signal, a... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20110285990 - Analysis tool and microanalysis system: In a case of generating a main body of an analysis tool and a micro flow path chip as separate components, to obtain an accurate sample analysis result and to accurately adjust fluid temperature inside the micro flow path chip without damaging an analytical light receiving section of the micro... Agent:
20110285991 - Chemical/biological sensor employing scattered chromatic components in nano-patterned aperiodic surfaces: A label-free multiplexed sensing platform is based on light interaction with aperiodic photonic structures with an advantage of a broadband operation. Multiple-scattering-induced “fingerprinting” colorimetric signatures can be used as a transduction mechanism. Aperiodic sensing platforms can operate in the infrared to provide an overlap with spectral fingerprints of biological molecules.... Agent: Trustees Of Boston University
20110285992 - Methods of fabricating surface enhanced raman scattering substrates: A method of fabricating a surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrate. In one embodiment, the method has the steps of simultaneously evaporating a metal at a first evaporation rate and a polymer at a second evaporation rate different from the first evaporation rate, to form a nanocomposite of the metal... Agent: Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Arkansas
20110285993 - Echelle spectrometer arrangement using internal predispersion: An Echelle spectrometer arrangement (10) with internal order separation contains an Echelle grating (34) and a dispersing element (38) for order separation so that a two-dimensional spectrum having a plurality of separate orders (56) can be generated, an imagine optical system (18, 22, 28, 46), a flat-panel detector (16), and... Agent: Leibniz Institut Fur Analytische Wissenschaften- Isas-e.v.
20110285994 - Laser shock peening measurement system and method: A method of monitoring laser shock peening of a material includes forming an ablative layer on the material, directing the laser beam at the ablative layer to produce an acoustic wave in the material, converting the acoustic wave in the material to thermal energy external to the material and measuring... Agent: General Electric Company
20110285995 - Image mapping spectrometers: Devices and methods for hyperspectral and multispectral imaging are discussed. In particular, Image Mapping Spectrometer systems, methods of use, and methods of manufacture are presented. Generally, an image mapping spectrometer comprises an image mapping field unit, a spectral separation unit, and a selective imager. Image mapping spectrometers may be used... Agent: William Marsh Rice University
20110285996 - Optical measurements of properties in substances using propagation modes of light: This application describes designs, implementations, and techniques for controlling propagation mode or modes of light in a common optical path, which may include one or more waveguides, to sense a sample.... Agent: Tomophase Corporation
20110285997 - Assembly and method for evaluating effectiveness of anti-fog coatings of eyewear lenses: An assembly for testing the effectiveness of anti-fog coatings on eyewear lenses, the assembly comprising a chamber for receiving and retaining the eyewear, means for controlling the temperature and relative humidity in the chamber, means for providing warm moist air to the chamber, and a hazemeter for detecting and recording... Agent: Usa As Represented By The Secretary Of The Army
20110285998 - Adsorptive gas analyzer: This invention makes it possible to measure a concentration of a gas component having the adsorption even thought the concentration is low, and to improve a response speed of the measurement of the concentration, and comprises a body that has an introduction port to introduce a sample gas into a... Agent: Horiba, Ltd.
20110286001 - Dark-field defect inspecting method, dark-field defect inspecting apparatus, aberration analyzing method, and aberration analyzing apparatus: By including an illumination system and a detection system, an information collecting function of monitoring an environment, such as temperature and atmospheric pressure, and an apparatus state managing function having a feedback function of comparing the monitoring result and a design value, a theoretical calculation value or an ideal value... Agent:
20110286002 - Light reflecting mask, exposure apparatus, and measuring method: A light reflecting mask includes a reflecting layer which is provided on a substrate and reflects light, an absorbing layer which is provided on the reflecting layer and absorbs light, a device pattern which is formed in a first region of the absorbing layer, and a reflectance measuring pattern which... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110286000 - Methods and systems for optically characterizing a turbid material using a structured incident beam: Methods and systems for optically characterizing a turbid sample are provided. A structured light beam is impinged on the sample. The sample includes an embedded region. A reflected light image of the structured light beam is detected from the sample. A measured reflectance image of the structured light beam for... Agent:
20110285999 - Surface plasmon resonance sensor using metallic graphene, reparing method of the same, and surface plasmon resonance sensor system: There is provided a surface plasmon resonance sensor including a metallic graphene layer formed in a core of a predetermined area of an optical fiber from which a jacket and a cladding are removed. Further, a preparing method of the surface plasmon resonance sensor and a surface plasmon resonance sensor... Agent: Sungkyunkwan University Foundation For Corporate Collaboration
20110286003 - Optical image measuring device: An optical image measuring device includes: an optical system that generates and detects interference light; an image forming part that forms a tomographic image based on the detection; an alignment part that performs alignment of the optical system with respect to an object; a focusing part that focuses the optical... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Topcon
20110286004 - Optical position measuring instrument: A method an optical position measuring instrument for detecting a relative position of a scanning unit and a scale. The optical position measuring instrument includes a scale and a scanning unit, wherein the scanning unit and the scale are movable with respect to one another along a curved measurement direction.... Agent: Dr. Johannes Heidenhain Gmbh
20110286005 - Welding inspection method and apparatus thereof: A welding inspection method has steps of: generating transmission laser light for generating an ultrasonic wave and transmitting the transmission laser light to an object to be inspected during or after welding operation for irradiation; generating reception laser light for detecting an ultrasonic wave and transmitting the reception laser light... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110286006 - Chromatic confocal point sensor aperture configuration: A central ray blocking aperture element is utilized in a chromatic confocal point sensor optical pen for chromatic range sensing. The central ray blocking aperture element blocks light which would otherwise pass through the chromatic confocal point sensor optical pen proximate to its optical axis. The average numerical aperture of... Agent: Mitutoyo Corporation
20110286008 - Device and methods for cartridge detection: The present disclosure relates to an accommodating device for a dispensing or infusion device, comprising: a displaceable element which is displaced within the accommodating device when a cartridge is inserted into the accommodating device; and at least one sensor which can detect the presence or absence of the displaceable element... Agent: Roche Diagnostics International Ltd.
20110286007 - Dimensional detection system and associated method: An improved dimensional detection system is portable and can be used to characterize a workpiece. The dimensional detection system employs as few as a single focused light source and as few as a single camera along with a calibration data set to convert the illuminated pixels of an image of... Agent:
20110286009 - Optical sensor: An optical sensor apparatus to detect objects within a monitored region includes a housing having a window. A sensor includes a transmitting/receiving unit arranged inside the housing and rotatable around an axis. The transmitting/receiving unit includes a transmitter to emit light rays and a receiver to receive light rays. The... Agent: Leuze Electronic Gmbh + Co. Kg
20110286010 - Target for motion tracking system: A target for use in a motion tracking system includes an optically transparent substrate with front and rear artwork. A robust landmark is comprised of portions of the front and rear artwork, and includes alternating spokes and interstitial spaces. The front and rear artwork also define orientation dependent radiation regions... Agent: Uwm Research Foundation, Inc.11/17/2011 > 21 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110279808 - Folded path laser rangefinder architecture and technique incorporating a single circuit board for mounting of both laser emitting and detecting elements: A handheld, folded-path, laser rangefinder architecture and technique incorporating a single circuit board for mounting of both the laser emitting and detecting elements is disclosed. The architecture disclosed provides an efficient and low cost design for a laser rangefinder, and by eliminating the conventional provision of separate circuit boards for... Agent: Laser Technology, Inc.
20110279809 - Structural element for a fuselage cell structure of an aircraft, comprising at least one positioning aid: A structural element for a fuselage cell structure of an aircraft, in particular a stringer profile or an annular former segment, the structural element being made from a composite material, in particular from a carbon-fibre-reinforced epoxy resin. The structural element comprises at least one positioning aid for facilitating position determination... Agent:
20110279810 - High throughput quantum efficiency combinatorial characterization tool and method for combinatorial solar test substrates: Simultaneous measurement of an internal quantum efficiency and an external quantum efficiency of a solar cell using an emitter that emits light; a three-way beam splitter that splits the light into solar cell light and reference light, wherein the solar cell light strikes the solar cell; a reference detector that... Agent:
20110279811 - Test apparatus, test method, and device interface: Provided is a test apparatus that tests a device under test including an optical coupler for transmitting optical signals in a surface direction and a first groove for holding an optical transmission path connected to the optical coupler. The test apparatus comprises a substrate on which the device under test... Agent: Advantest Corporation
20110279812 - Test apparatus, test method, and device interface: Provided is a test apparatus that tests a device under test including an optical coupler transmitting optical signals in a direction perpendicular to a device surface. The test apparatus comprises a substrate on which the device under test is to be loaded; an optical transmission path that transmits the optical... Agent: Advantest Corporation
20110279813 - Alignment method for an image reading apparatus: Provided is an alignment method for an image reading apparatus including: a light source unit illuminating an original on an original table; a photoelectric conversion element for converting an optical image into an electric signal; and an imaging optical system for imaging, onto the photoelectric conversion element, a light beam... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110279814 - Wheel alignment measuring: A method for determining the alignment of a pair of vehicle wheels includes the steps of positioning a beam projecting device consecutively on each wheel, in the same angular relationship to the wheel, and projecting a beam to a receptor, which is located in a predetermined angular relationship the other... Agent:
20110279815 - Manufacturing method and structure for wafer level image sensor module with fixed focal length: This present invention discloses a manufacturing method and structure for a wafer level image sensor module with fixed focal length. The method includes the following steps. First, a silicon wafer comprising several image sensor chips having a photosensitive area and a lens module array wafer comprising several wafer level lens... Agent: Kingpak Technology Inc.
20110279816 - Photomask mounting/housing device and resist inspection method and resist inspection apparatus using same: A resist inspection apparatus is provided which has a configuration in which a reticle is separated from a pellicle. A reticle cassette is made up of two pieces of plate members. A hollowed portion with a shape allowing the reticle to be inserted into the plate member. Another hollowed portion... Agent:
20110279817 - Optical device and analyzing apparatus: An optical device includes a projection group in which electrically conductive projections are arranged along a direction parallel to a virtual plane. The arrangement period of the projections in the projection group includes at least a first period and a second period different from the first period. The first period... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110279818 - Spectrometry apparatus, detection apparatus, and method for manufacturing spectrometry apparatus: A spectrometry apparatus includes a transmissive diffraction grating that transmits incident light. The transmissive diffraction grating has inclined surfaces made of a first dielectric material. The inclined surfaces are arranged so that they are inclined relative to a reference line. When the angle of incidence of light incident on the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110279819 - Illumination subsystems of a metrology system, metrology systems, and methods for illuminating a specimen for metrology measurements: Illumination subsystems of a metrology system, metrology systems, and methods for illuminating a specimen for metrology measurements are provided.... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation
20110279820 - Duv-uv band spectroscopic optical system and spectrometer using same: Disclosed are a spectroscopic optical system and a spectrometer both enabling vertical illumination by means of an optical system using only refractive lenses and enabling wide-band color correction in the DUV-UV (190 to 400 nm) range. The spectroscopic optical system and spectrometer each comprise a light source (100), a folding... Agent:
20110279821 - Optical coherence tomography with multiple sample arms: A multiplexed OCT imaging system includes a plurality of sample arms, an imaging engine, and an optical controller. The sample arms are optically coupled to the imaging engine via the optical controller; the optical controller multiplexes optical signals from the sample arms to permit some of the sample arms to... Agent: Oprobe, LLC
20110279822 - Profile measuring apparatus: A shape determining device (X) splits the original light beam from a light source (Y) into two light beams, directs the light beams to the front and back surfaces of the object (1) to be determined, and performs optical heterodyne interference using the split light beams at the front and... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho
20110279823 - Apparatus for measuring rotationally symmetric aspheric surface: A low coherent light from a white light source is emitted to a sample surface. A detour distance in a detour section is adjusted such that an optical path difference between a reference light and a sample light is equal to or shorter than a coherence length of interference light.... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110279824 - Electrically tunable fabry-perot interferometer, an intermediate product an electrode arrangement and a method for producing an electrically tunable fabry-perot interferometer: Electrically tunable Fabry-Perot interferometers which are produced with micromechanical (MEMS) technology. Producing interferometers with prior art processes includes costly and complicated production phases. Therefore, it has not been possible to apply interferometers in consumer mass products. According to the present solution, the Fabry-Perot cavity is made by removing a sacrificial... Agent: Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus Vtt
20110279825 - Method and apparatus for imaging three-dimensional structure: An apparatus for determining surface topology of a portion of a three-dimensional structure is provided, that includes a probing member, an illumination unit, a light focusing optics, a translation mechanism, a detector and a processor.... Agent: Cadent Ltd.
20110279826 - Noncontact surface shape measuring method and apparatus thereof: Even if a return beam from a work to be measured does not agree with the center of a two-piece sensor, a correction value is calculated according to a voltage difference between two sensors of the two-piece sensor if the voltage difference is within a neighborhood range. The correction value... Agent: Mitaka Kohki Co., Ltd.
20110279827 - Optical detection device, display device, and electronic apparatus: An optical detection device includes: a first emitting unit that emits first emitting light in a radial pattern and having an intensity that differs in accordance with an emitting direction; a second emitting unit that emits second emitting light in a radial pattern and having an intensity that differs in... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110279828 - Inspection device and inspection method for boiler furnace water wall tubes: There are provided an inspection device and an inspection method for boiler furnace water wall tubes, which can inspect reduced wall thickness conditions of multiple water wall tubes, extending in an up-down direction along inner wall surfaces of a boiler furnace and arranged adjacent to each other, accurately and efficiently... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.11/10/2011 > 29 patent applications in 23 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110273699 - Chirped coherent laser radar system and method: A laser radar system using collocated laser beams to unambiguously detects a range of a target and a range rate at which the target is moving relative to the laser radar system. Another aspect of various embodiments of the invention may relate to a laser radar system that uses multiple... Agent: Digital Signal Corporation
20110273700 - Sound-creation interface: A sound-creation interface is used to create a sound-creation instrument such as a musical instrument. The musical instrument includes a mechanical-human interface such as a set of keys, strings or breathing pipe for user actuation and control of the system, a mechanical-electrical interface receiving inputs from the mechanical-human interface and... Agent:
20110273701 - Methods for characterization of the mechanical properties of thin films and test structures for performing the same: A test structure allows one or more deposited thin film layers to be moved such that mechanical properties of the thin film layer or layers may be determined. Methods for characterizing the mechanical properties of the deposited thin film layer include the determination of a transition voltage of the movable... Agent: Qual Comm Mems Technologies, Inc.
20110273702 - Optical measuring method and system: A detecting system for detecting flaws in a sample includes an illumination assembly and detecting assembly. The illumination assembly has an infra-red light source and illumination optics for directing a beam of light from the light source to a spot on or within a sample. The detection assembly has a... Agent: Renishaw PLC
20110273703 - Opto-mechanical switch: An opto-mechanical switch produces different optical paths from two optical path sections out of a plurality of optical path sections that are oriented in different spatial directions. The switch has an optical component on which one end of each optical path section impinges, and which is adapted to be moved... Agent:
20110273705 - Chlorophyll and turbidity sensor system: A low cost sensing system that can measure both chlorophyll concentration and turbidity is provided. The system is an optical system that utilizes at least three light sensors for measuring side-scattered and forward scattered light, as well as fluorescence. The system is able to take optical density measurements, steady state... Agent: University Of Maryland Baltimore County
20110273704 - Direct, diffuse, and total radiation sensor: A solar radiation detector comprises a shading element that casts a shadow over one of a number of sensors disposed about the shading element. The shading element and the sensors are spaced in relation to each other that the shadow cast by the shading element always falls on one of... Agent: Li-cor, Inc.
20110273706 - Microplate mount system and sensing methods: The invention is a microplate mounting system for mounting a microplate relative to an optical reader to control an angle of incidence of an interrogation beam at the microplate and includes a reference plane with at least one set of mount features that engage one or both of the bottom... Agent:
20110273707 - Ring grating spectrometer: The present invention provides apparatuses including a point light source, a diffraction grating oriented in a light path generated from the point light source wherein the diffraction grating diffracts and concentrates light from the point light source into one or more rings of light, a detector positioned to detect one... Agent: University Of Maine System Board Of Trustees
20110273708 - Ultrasensitive detection of isotopes, chemical substances and biological substances using laser wave mixing detectors: Devices and techniques for using four wave mixing in optical sensing of various materials, including isotopes, chemical and biological substances.... Agent: San Diego State University Foundation
20110273709 - Spectrophotometer: A spectrophotometer comprising a monolithic semiconductor substrate, one or more wavelength dispersing means, and one or more wavelength detecting means, wherein the monolithic substrate (1) has waveguide means (2) and one or more resonators (3-14) acting as detectors of particular light wavelengths and disposed in proximity to the waveguide means... Agent: Zinir Limited
20110273710 - Turbidity sensors and probes: Turbidity heads for a turbidity sensor or probe and the resulting sensor are disclosed that include a light source providing an outgoing light ray, a photodetector capable of detecting an incoming light ray; an isolator separating the light source from the detector portion; and a first reflector in the path... Agent: Ysi Incorporated
20110273711 - Device and method for determining a piece of polarisation information and polarimetric imaging device: The invention relates to a method and to a device for determining a piece of polarisation information on a measurement point of a target sample, the device comprising: -a light source capable of emitting a rectilinearly polarised light beam in a predefined direction, the light beam being intended to be... Agent: Centre National De La Recherche Scientifque -cnrs-
20110273712 - Apparatus and methods using hollow-core fiber tapers: An optical device and methods of using an optical device are provided. The optical device includes a hollow-core fiber including a first portion and a second portion. The first portion includes a hollow core having a first diameter. The second portion includes a hollow core having a second diameter smaller... Agent: The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University
20110273713 - Cavity enhanced trace gas detection gradiometer: A method and device for measuring trace levels of particles in an air sample is described. A device operating in a gradiometer configuration with two cavities built from a monolithic structure and utilizing a single probe laser, provides common mode subtraction of acoustic, vibrational, laser intensity and other noise sources,... Agent: Entanglement Technologies, LLC
20110273714 - Dishwasher: A turbidity sensor for use in a machine for washing articles, e.g., a washing machine (400). The turbidity sensor comprises a light source (210) for emitting light. The emitted light has a radiant intensity which is variable. The sensor further comprises a light-sensitive element (220) for receiving light emitted from... Agent:
20110273717 - Device and method for detecting reflected and/or emitted light of an object: A device and a method for detecting reflected and/or emitted light of an object (1) are proposed having at least one illumination device (2) illuminating the object (1) with pulsed light, and having at least one sensor (4, 6) capturing the light reflected and/or emitted by the object (1), and... Agent: Beb Industrie-elektronik Ag
20110273715 - Diagnostic tape unit and diagnostic measuring system: The invention concerns a diagnostic tape unit with a test tape that can be wound onto a spool which comprises a transport tape and a plurality of test elements mounted thereon, where the test elements have an analytical reagent layer, a carrier foil supporting the reagent layer and a piece... Agent:
20110273716 - Surface plasmon resonance measuring device: A SPR measuring device is proposed. The measuring device includes a circularly polarized heterodyne light source that produces a circularly polarized heterodyne light beam, a beam splitting element that splits the circularly polarized heterodyne light beam into a reference beam and a signal beam, a first light sensing unit that... Agent: National Central University
20110273718 - Imaging system and related techniques: A method and apparatus for imaging using a double-clad fiber is described.... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation
20110273719 - Optical imaging for optical device inspection: An optical imaging apparatus based on optical frequency domain measurement (OFDM) collects scatter data at multiple locations within or on the DUT as a function of time. A light source launches light into a device under test (DUT) which scatters light at one or more locations along the DUT. A... Agent:
20110273720 - Multi-oscillator solid-state laser gyro passively stabilized by a frequency-doubling crystal device: A laser gyro for measuring the angular velocity or the angular position relative to a defined rotation axis includes: an optical ring cavity; a solid-state amplifying medium; and a non-reciprocal magneto-optic device; which are arranged so that four linearly polarized propagation modes can propagate within the cavity, the magneto-optic device... Agent: Thales
20110273721 - Novel compact, affordable optical test, measurement or imaging device: The system disclosed is for optical coherence tomography (OCT). The system includes an improved interferometric system for metrology, detection, ranging as well as imaging system based on optical coherence tomography (OCT). Further, the method provides advancements in detection, imaging of samples in biological, medical, ophthalmic, corneal and retinal diagnosis.... Agent:
20110273724 - Device for measuring the twist of a rotating shaft: Measuring the twist of a rotating shaft by means of a laser beam and polarizing filters. The measurement device includes a laser beam generator, two polarizing filters secured to the shaft and spaced apart from each other, and a laser radiation receiver receiving the laser beam after it has passed... Agent: Snecma
20110273723 - Distance measuring optoelectronic safety sensor and method of monitoring a monitored zone: A distance measuring optoelectronic safety sensor (10) for monitoring a monitored zone (18) having at least one protected zone (48) is provided, wherein the safety sensor (10) has a light receiver (24) for generating a received signal on light reception from the monitored zone (18) as well as an evaluation... Agent: Sick Ag
20110273722 - Wide field of view optical tracking system: In an optical tracking system for determining the pose of a moving object in a reference coordinate system, the system including at least one light emitter, at least one optical detector for detecting the light emitted by the at least one light emitter and a pose processor, coupled with the... Agent: Elbit Systems Ltd
20110273725 - Optical encoder having contamination and defect resistant signal processing: An encoder configuration comprises an illumination portion, a scale comprising a scale track, and a signal processing electronics. The signal processing electronics may include a detector comprising a first set of three detector sub-portions that provide a first set of signals comprising three respective sub-portion signal subsets that have nominally... Agent: Mitutoyo Corporation
20110273726 - Device and method for printing containers and capturing the rotary position of at least one rotary device provided for receiving the containers: The invention relates to a device for capturing the rotary position (D) of at least one rotary device (4) provided for receiving a container (3) by means of at least one sensor unit (5), wherein the rotary device (4) is provided for driving the container (3) about a rotary axis... Agent: Khs Gmbh
20110273727 - Apparatus and method for inspecting a tampon: An inspecting apparatus inspects a tampon that includes a tampon main body that has a cord and an applicator that is cylindrical and that accommodates the tampon main body in such a manner that the cord is exposed from a rear end of the applicator. The inspecting apparatus includes a... Agent: Uni-charm Corporation11/03/2011 > 29 patent applications in 14 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110267598 - Optical sensor system and detecting method for an enclosed semiconductor device module: A sensor system and method for a power electronics module is discussed. The system comprises a optical fibre 318 mounted inside the module housing 302 and connected to an external sensor system 320 (not shown). The optical fibre 318 is arranged so that it lies proximate to one or more... Agent: Vestas Wind Systems A/s
20110267600 - Examining apparatus: In an examining apparatus or method, values of thickness and characteristic of an object, or distributions thereof can be simultaneously acquired. The examining apparatus includes a portion 9 for irradiating an object 2 with radiation, a portion 10 for detecting the radiation from the object, an acquiring portion 26, a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110267599 - Systems, methods, devices, and computer readable media for terahertz radiation detection: Systems, devices, methods, and computer-readable media relating to terahertz radiation detection are disclosed. A method of detecting terahertz radiation may include transmitting a reference beam and a signal beam through a common-path interferometer. The method may further include transmitting a terahertz beam through a target object. Furthermore, the method may... Agent: Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC
20110267601 - Document of value, method of manufacture and method of detecting soil or wear: A method of manufacturing a soil or wear test feature on a document of value is provided. The method comprises designating an area of the document of value for soil or wear testing and measuring an optical characteristic which is affected by the presence of soil or wear of the... Agent: De La Rue International Limited
20110267602 - Testing an optical fiber connection: For testing whether an optical fiber is properly connected to a device, a beam of light is output to the optical fiber. An intensity is detected of light reflected by the device back through the optical fiber in response to the beam of light. In response to the detected intensity,... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110267603 - Fluid monitoring apparatus and methods: The invention is generally concerned with apparatus and methods for monitoring fluids, in particular critical fluids such as lubricants, in particular oil, based upon evanescent wave techniques. We describe an oil sensor module for use with attenuated total internal (ATIR) reflection apparatus for optically determining the condition of the oil.... Agent:
20110267604 - Cytometer with automatic continuous alignment correction: A system and method for performing flow cytometry is disclosed wherein the alignment of the light source with respect to the sensing region of the fluid stream is continuously controlled using a feedback control loop. An imaging apparatus is provided that images the system along the optical axis, between the... Agent: University Of Washington
20110267605 - Foreign matter inspection method and foreign matter inspection apparatus: In a foreign matter inspection apparatus comprising: irradiating unit for irradiating inspection light to an inspection area of an article to be inspected; intensity detecting unit for detecting intensity of either reflected light or scattered light, which is generated from the inspection area by irradiating thereto the inspection light; position... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20110267609 - Apparatus for performing sers: An apparatus for performing Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) includes a reflective layer positioned above the substrate, a plurality of tapered nanowires disposed above the reflective layer, each of the plurality of tapered nanowires having a tapered end directed away from the reflective layer.... Agent:
20110267610 - Compact sensor system: A compact sensor system comprising: an analysis cell configured for photon-matter interaction, where photons are received from a light source; and an integrated-optical spectral analyzer configured for identifying a set of frequencies, the integrated-optical spectral analyzer comprising: a waveguide coupled with the analysis cell, the waveguide configured for propagating a... Agent:
20110267614 - Engineered sers substrates employing nanoparticle cluster arrays with multiscale signal enhancement: Defined nanoparticle cluster arrays (NCAs) with total lateral dimensions of up to 25.4 μm by 25.4 μm have been fabricated on top of a 10 nm thin gold film using template guided self-assembly. This approach provides precise control of the structural parameters in the arrays allowing a systematic variation of... Agent: Trustees Of Boston University
20110267607 - Enhancing signals in surface enhanced raman spectroscopy (sers): An integrated device for enhancing signals in Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS). The integrated device comprising an array of nanostructures comprising a material, wherein the material is configured to allow light to pass through. The integrated device also comprising SERS active nanoparticles disposed on at least portion of the array... Agent:
20110267612 - Hollow core photonic crystal fibre comprising a fibre grating in the cladding and its applications: An optical fibre is provided having a fibre cladding around a longitudinally extending optical propagation core. The cladding has a reflection region of a varying refractive index in the longitudinal direction.... Agent: University Of Bath
20110267613 - Optical device, analyzing apparatus and spectroscopic method: An optical device includes a first projection group in which electrically conductive projections are arranged at a first period along a direction parallel to a virtual plane. When light traveling in a direction inclined with respect to a vertical line directed to the virtual plane is incident on the first... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110267611 - Scattering spectroscopy apparatus and method employing a guided mode resonance (gmr) grating: A scattering spectroscopy apparatus, system and method employ guided mode resonance (GMR) and a GMR grating. The apparatus includes a GMR grating having a subwavelength grating, and an optical detector configured to receive a portion of a scattered signal produced by an interaction between an excitation signal and an analyte... Agent:
20110267606 - Surface-enhanced raman spectroscopy device and a mold for creating and a method for making the same: A surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy device includes a substrate, and an ultraviolet cured resist disposed on the substrate. The ultraviolet cured resist has a pattern of cone-shaped protrusions, where each cone-shaped protrusion has a tip with a radius of curvature equal to or less than 10 nm. The ultraviolet cured resist... Agent:
20110267608 - Tunable apparatus for performing sers: A tunable apparatus for performing Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) includes a deformable layer and a plurality of SERS-active nanoparticles disposed at one or more locations on the deformable layer, wherein the one or more locations are configured to be illuminated with light of a pump wavelength to cause Raman... Agent:
20110267616 - Microscopic spectrum apparatus: A microscopic spectrum apparatus for connecting to an image capturing module which is used for converting external image light into electrical signal is disclosed. The microscopic spectrum apparatus includes a microscopic lens module, a spectrum analyzing module and a light beam splitter. The microscopic lens module is used for collecting... Agent: Lumos Technology Co., Ltd.
20110267615 - Optical spectrometer with wide field of view fore-optics: Various embodiments provide an optical system including an optical spectrometer, a first negative power mirror configured and arranged to receive radiation from a far-field object, a second positive power mirror configured and arranged to receive radiation reflected by the first negative power mirror, and a third positive power mirror configured... Agent: Raytheon Company
20110267617 - Second-order nonlinear susceptibility of a nanoparticle using coherent confocal microscopy: A coherent confocal microscope and methods for measuring elements of the non-linear susceptibility of a nanoparticle, including, more particularly, all of the elements of the second-order susceptibility tensor of a single nanoparticle under permutation and Kleinman symmetry. Using a high numerical aperture lens, two-dimensional scanning and a vector beam shaper,... Agent: The Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Illinois
20110267620 - Arc flash detection system and method: A sensor to simultaneously detect light and acoustic waves is presented. The sensor includes one or more optical fibers and a diaphragm disposed near one end of at least one of the one or more optical fibers. The diaphragm is configured to vibrate upon incidence of acoustic waves from an... Agent: General Electric Company
20110267619 - Capturing reflected light from a sampling surface: A mechanism is disclosed for capturing reflected rays from a surface. A first and second lens aligned along a same optical center axis are configured so that a beam of light collimated parallel to the lens center axis directed to a first side, is converged toward the lens center axis... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110267618 - Passive reflective tracking media compositions and methods for covertly tracking objects: A passive reflective tracking media includes a plurality of multi-layer particles including at least one layer of a high refractive index material and at least one layer of a low refractive index material. The particles are configured to reflect ambient electromagnetic radiation at one or more signature wavelengths. Methods of... Agent: Raytheon Company
20110267622 - Surface plasmon resonance sensor: An SPR sensor comprising a thin conducting layer comprising at least one conductive element formed on a surface of a transparent substrate, a light source that illuminates an interface between the conducting layer and the substrate, a photosensitive surface that generates signals from light reflected from the interface, a flow... Agent: Bio-rad Laboratories Inc.
20110267621 - Surface plasmon resonance sensor, localized plasmon resonance sensor, and method for manufacturing same: A surface plasmon resonance sensor includes a substrate, a dielectric film having a nonlinear optical effect on a first surface of the substrate, and a probe fixed to the dielectric film. A plasmon resonance is produced by resonating a surface plasmon generated on the first surface of the substrate with... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20110267623 - Multi-wavelength reference microplate for label-independent optical reader: A multi-wavelength reference microplate for a label-independent optical reader is disclosed. The microplate includes a support plate that supports a plurality of reference wells. At least one of the reference wells is configured as a multi-wavelength reference well having disposed therein two or more resonant waveguide grating sections that respectively... Agent:
20110267624 - Sensor system in a motor vehicle: A sensor system is described for detecting wetting of a window includes a photodetector having multiple light-sensitive elements and a light source for emitting light to a detection region of the window in such a way that a portion of the light is reflected at the window, and another portion... Agent:
20110267625 - Interferometer with frequency combs and synchronisation scheme: An embodiment relates to an interferometer comprising: a first frequency comb; a second frequency comb adapted to interact with the first frequency comb in order to produce interferences; means for isolating the beating signal between a subset of frequency components among the frequency components of the two combs. This subset... Agent: Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique-cnrs
20110267626 - System and method for inspecting three-dimensional sensor: The invention provides a system and method for inspecting a three-dimensional sensor. According to the invention, a light source is controlled to emit a light of a known phase, and the known phase of the emitted light is altered by at least two known phase values. The three-dimensional sensor is... Agent: Quanta Computer, Inc.Previous industry: Photocopying
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