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Optics: measuring and testing February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/12Below 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. 02/23/2012 > 32 patent applications in 24 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20120044475 - Composite optical device for sighting targets and measuring distances: The present invention aims to provide a composite optical device which includes the day-time optical device, thermal imaging optical device, laser application device and displaying device while reducing the volume and weight, further comprising attenuator that can control the amount of light for easy display on the display. The present... Agent:
20120044476 - Systems and methods of scene and action capture using imaging system incorporating 3d lidar: The present invention pertains to systems and methods for the capture of information regarding scenes using single or multiple three-dimensional LADAR systems. Where multiple systems are included, those systems can be placed in different positions about the imaged scene such that each LADAR system provides different viewing perspectives and/or angles.... Agent: Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
20120044477 - Laser diode based multiple-beam laser spot imaging system for characterization of vehicle dynamics: The invention is related to a laser diode based multiple beam laser spot imaging system for characterization of vehicle dynamics. A laser diode based, preferably VCSEL based laser imaging system is utilized to characterize the vehicle dynamics. One or more laser beams are directed to the road surface. A compact... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20120044478 - Standoff explosives detector using deep-uv raman spectroscopy: A method of performing Raman spectroscopy, and an apparatus for performing the method, including irradiating, with laser light, a trace amount of a target substance disposed on a painted surface, receiving reflected laser light and a Raman return signal from the trace amount of the target substance, processing the Raman... Agent: Itt Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.
20120044479 - Terahertz spectroscopy system and method: A terahertz spectrometer includes: a terahertz-wave emitter and a terahertz receiver elements. The terahertz wave generated by means of generating beat frequency corresponding to the difference between two rapidly tunable continuous wave lasers. Having a difference in time between the interrogating signal and the reference signal at the receiver end... Agent: Novatrans Group Sa
20120044480 - Detector arrangement for a flow cytometry system: Systems and methods for regarding a cytometry system are disclosed. The system can include a plurality lasers which are spatially separated from each other. Each laser can be assigned to a single detector. The single detector can process multiple events from each laser by digital switching of signal processing circuitry.... Agent:
20120044482 - Measuring method of hole diameter, hole position, hole surface roughness, or bending loss of holey optical fiber, manufacturing method of holey optical fiber, and test method of optical line of holey optical fiber: A measuring method of a hole diameter of a holey optical fiber includes calculating an arithmetical mean value I(x) from two backscattering light intensities at a position x of two backscattering light waveforms of the holey optical fiber, in which the two backscattering light waveforms are obtained by OTDR measurement;... Agent: Fujikura Ltd.
20120044483 - Method and apparatus for measuring exit angle of optical fiber: An object is to improve the repeatability of measurements of an exit angle of an optical fiber, facilitate a measuring operation, and accurately measure exit angles of many optical fibers in a short time. A measurement end of an optical fiber is passed through a through hole of a holder.... Agent:
20120044481 - Semiconductor light emitting element, driving method of semiconductor light emitting element, light emitting device, and optical pulse tester using light emitting device: [Means for Resolution] In a driving method of a semiconductor light emitting element with a configuration in which an active layer 13a with a gain wavelength λ1 of about 1.55 μm and an active layer 13b with a gain wavelength λ2 of about 1.3 μm are optically coupled along the... Agent: Anritsu Corporation
20120044484 - Optical probe for measuring light signals in vivo: An optical probe for measuring light signals includes a first optical fiber guiding incoming light, a lens focusing incoming light towards a sample and collecting altered light from the sample, a second optical fiber guiding altered light, a light logging device measuring intensity fluctuations in the incoming light, wherein the... Agent: Rsp Systems A/s
20120044485 - System and device for optical detection of particles with an array for decoupling optical information, corresponding manufacturing method: The present disclosure relates to a system for optical detection of particles arranged in a viewing area suitable for being illuminated by radiation with a predetermined wavelength. The system includes an optical detector, as well as an assembly of metal plasmonic channels arranged in a single plane and in which... Agent: Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique- Cnrs
20120044486 - Detecting defects on a wafer: Systems and methods for detecting defects on a wafer are provided.... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation
20120044487 - Optical beam spectrometer with movable lens: A spectroscopic system is described that provides at least one of focus of an excitation beam onto a sample, automatic focus of an optical system of the spectroscopic system for collecting a spectroscopic signal, and/or averaging of excitation intensity over a surface area of the sample.... Agent:
20120044488 - Device for analysing materials by plasma spectroscopy: A device for analyzing materials by plasma spectroscopy is of the portable and independent type, comprising a housing (10) containing a laser generator (18) that emits laser pulses that are focused on the surface of a material to be analyzed by means of a parabolic mirror (32) that is movable... Agent:
20120044490 - Extreme light pulse-front tilt and its application to single shot measurement of picosecond to nanosecond laser pulses: Various methods and systems are provided for generation of a laser pulse with massive pulse-front tilt (PFT) and its use for measurement of laser pulses. In one embodiment, a method includes directing a laser pulse into an etalon and propagating the laser pulse through the etalon to form a tilted... Agent:
20120044491 - Optical filter, optical filter module, spectrometric instrument, and optical apparatus: An optical filter includes a first substrate, a second substrate facing the first substrate, a first optical film provided to the first substrate, and a second optical film provided to the second substrate and facing the first optical film, and at least one of the first optical film and the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20120044492 - Optical filter, optical filter module, spectrometric instrument, and optical instrument: An Etalon filter includes a first substrate, a second substrate which faces the first substrate, a first optical film which is provided on the first substrate, and a second optical film which is provided on the second substrate to face the first optical film. The reflective characteristic of the first... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20120044489 - Photonic crystal slot waveguide miniature on-chip absorption spectrometer: Methods and systems for label-free on-chip optical absorption spectrometer consisting of a photonic crystal slot waveguide are disclosed. The invention comprises an on-chip integrated optical absorption spectroscopy device that combines the slow light effect in photonic crystal waveguide and optical field enhancement in a slot waveguide and enables detection and... Agent: Omega Optics Inc.
20120044493 - Dynamic and depolarized dynamic light scattering colloid analyzer: Apparatus are described for measuring the characteristics of colloidal particles suspended in transparent media by Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) and Depolarized Dynamic Light Scattering (DDLS) into regions where conventional measurements are difficult or impractical. Matching the diameter of an illuminating beam and an intersecting diameter of a field stop image... Agent:
20120044495 - Inspection method and apparatus, and associated computer readable product: A system is configured to measure two separately polarized beams upon diffraction from a substrate in order to determine properties of a grating on a substrate. Linearly polarized light sources are passed via a fixed phase retarder in order to change the phase of one of two orthogonally polarized radiation... Agent: Asml Netherlands B.v.
20120044497 - Color processing apparatus and method thereof: A sample information input unit obtains spectral reflectances of color patches formed on a medium from a measuring device or storage unit. A media characteristic input unit inputs bi-spectral radiance factors of the medium from the storage unit. A computing unit computes bi-spectral radiance factors of the color patches based... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120044496 - Method of constructing light-measuring look-up table, light-measuring method, and light-measuring system: The invention discloses a method of constructing light-measuring look-up table, a light-measuring method, and a light-measuring system. The method of constructing light-measuring look-up table is to construct a look-up table by according to spectrum parameters relative to a light spectrum model, three actual color-matching functions relative to the light-measuring system... Agent:
20120044498 - Products and methods for identifying rock samples: Products and methods for identifying rock samples based on an average color value for each rock sample.... Agent: Ellington & Associates, Inc.
20120044499 - Image acquisition apparatus, image acquisition system, and method of controlling the same: An OCT apparatus that photographs with a plurality of measuring beams concurrently has a mechanism for adjusting the optical path length of a reference beam for each measuring beam. Accordingly, when tomographic images photographed in this manner are displayed side by side, because the depth of photographing varies from one... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120044500 - Optical interferometer: An optical interferometer including, an analyzer configured to calculate an air dispersion ratio of air in the dispersion measurement interferometer excluding the component gas on the basis of a detection result of a first partial pressure detector, to calculate dispersion of air in a distance measurement interferometer from the calculated... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120044501 - Film thickness measuring apparatus using interference and film thickness measuring method using interference: With a film thickness measuring apparatus of the present invention, a substrate having a transparent film formed on its front surface is placed on a placement unit. A half mirror divides light from a light source such that divided light beams are emitted to the front surface of the substrate... Agent:
20120044502 - Device for dividing an optical beam into four beams and non-contact optical profilometer comprising same: An optical probe for splitting a beam of light into multiple beams. The optical probe may comprise a first polarizing beam splitter having a first polarization axis, a second polarizing beam splitter having a second polarization axis orthogonal to the first polarization axis, a first half wave plate and a... Agent: Ase Optics Inc.
20120044503 - Shape measuring method and shape measuring apparatus: A shape measuring method includes guiding light emitted from a light source to an object to be measured and a reference surface, combining light reflected from the object to be measured with light reflected from the reference surface, and taking a distribution image of an interference light intensity corresponding to... Agent: Mitutoyo Corporation
20120044504 - Profilometer, measuring apparatus, and observing apparatus: An observing apparatus includes a lighting device for irradiating a surface of a measuring target with light having a first light source distribution, and an imaging section for imaging the surface of the measuring target. Considering a first plane passing through a measurement point, the first light source distribution is... Agent: Omron Corporation
20120044505 - Surface inspecting apparatus and surface inspecting method: A surface inspecting apparatus rotates a semiconductor wafer 100 (inspection object) as a main scan while translating the semiconductor wafer 100 as an auxiliary scan, illuminates the surface of the semiconductor wafer 100 with illuminating light 21, thereby forms an illumination spot 3 as the illumination area of the illuminating... Agent:
20120044506 - Thin films measurement method and system: A method and system are provided for controlling processing of a structure. First measured data is provided being indicative of at least one of: a thickness (d2) of at least one layer (L2) of the structure W in at least selected sites of the structure prior to processing of the... Agent: Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd.02/16/2012 > 37 patent applications in 31 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20120038900 - Device and method for non-contacting measurement of a distance and/or profile: The invention relates to a device (1) for non-contacting measuring of a distance and/or a profile of a measured object (9), a light source (2) generating an illuminating light beam for illuminating the measured object (9), and a detector (11) being provided for detecting the reflected portion of the illuminating... Agent: Micro-epsilon Optronic Gmbh
20120038902 - Enhancement of range measurement resolution using imagery: This invention provides a method for computing hybrid range measurements wherein range measurements of a target are obtained along with at least two images of the target and the location and the orientation of the images. Hybrid range measurements are computed based on the range measurements and the images.... Agent:
20120038901 - Optical payload with integrated laser rangefinder and target designator: A compact optical payload for an unmanned aircraft includes two infrared cameras for wide and narrow field viewing, a daylight color camera, a laser pointer and a laser range finder.... Agent: Flir Systems, Inc.
20120038903 - Electronically steered flash lidar: Methods and systems for adaptively controlling the illumination of a scene are provided. In particular, a scene is illuminated, and light reflected from the scene is detected. Information regarding levels of light intensity received by different pixels of a multiple pixel detector, corresponding to different areas within a scene, and/or... Agent: Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
20120038904 - Unit pixel, photo-detection device and method of measuring a distance using the same: A unit pixel included in a photo-detection device, the unit pixel including a floating diffusion region in a semiconductor substrate, a ring-shaped collection gate over the semiconductor substrate, a ring-shaped drain gate over the semiconductor substrate, and a drain region in the semiconductor substrate, wherein the collection gate and the... Agent:
20120038906 - Banknote verification device: The invention relates to banknote verification devices that work using transmitted light. The claimed device has the technical result of uniformly illuminating the banknote that is being tested. The device comprises radiators (1), radiation receivers (3) situated on the opposite side of a banknote (2), and a light guide (4)... Agent: Obshhestvo S Ogranichennoj Otvetstvennost' Ju "konstruktorskoe Bjuro "dors"
20120038905 - Device and method for the optical analysis of documents: The invention relates to an optical analysis method for distinguishing a substance (2) present on a substrate such as an object or a document, wherein said method includes the step (a) of illuminating said substrate with a primary light beam selected in order to interact with the substance (2) so... Agent:
20120038907 - Method for separating detection signals in the beam path of an optical device: A method for separating detection signals in the beam path of an optical device, different signals being formed in a defined temporal sequence, is wherein a suppression or separation of signals is performed on the basis of the temporal sequence which is known or can be determined/established.... Agent: Leica Microsystems Cms Gmbh
20120038908 - System and method for combined raman and libs detection with targeting: A system and method for locating and identifying unknown samples. A targeting mode may be utilized to scan regions of interest for potential unknown materials. This targeting mode may interrogate regions of interest using SWIR and/or fluorescence spectroscopic and imaging techniques. Unknown samples detected in regions of interest may be... Agent: Chemlmage Corporation
20120038909 - Optical pulse test apparatus and method of testing optical transmission path: [Means for Resolution] An optical coupler 22, a light source 21, a connector 23, and an optical receiver 25 are respectively connected to each other by SMF optical paths Fa to Fc. A signal processing unit 30 includes fiber type designation means 31a for designating the type of an optical... Agent: Anritsu Corporation
20120038910 - Inspection apparatus and method: Ghost reflections in a catadioptric scatterometer objective are excluded from an angle-resolved spectrum measurement by using a partial pupil for illumination and for the measurement excluding the area of the pupil plane that has been illuminated. Ghost reflections are reflected back into same point in the pupil plane. The ghost... Agent: Asml Netherlands B.v.
20120038911 - Defect detection apparatus: There is provided a defect detection apparatus including: a light illumination section; a group of lenses including an object lens and a focusing lens; a light splitter section that splits the light passing through the lens group into two beams; a deflecting section; a phase shifting section that shifts the... Agent:
20120038912 - Liquid leakage detector, liquid transport apparatus and method of detecting liquid leakage: A liquid leakage detector includes: a first liquid detection unit provided at a member to be detected, the first liquid detection unit being configured to detect a liquid leaked from the member to be detected; a liquid impermeable member which covers the first liquid detection unit to protect the same... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120038913 - Optical measurement instrument equipped with transportation protection: An optical measurement instrument, which is equipped with transportation protection, includes a body structure (201), a mechanical support element(202) for supporting an optical interface, a moveably supported receptable element (211) for receiving a sample plate and located between the mechanical support element and the body structure, and a detachable transportation... Agent: Wallac Oy
20120038914 - Method and apparatus for sorting cells: A method, apparatus, and system for a sorting flow cytometer include an objective lens having an optical axis coaxially aligned with the flow path at the focal point. A controllable energy source selectively alters an analyte according to a determination of whether the analyte is in a desired sub-population. In... Agent: Microbix Biosystems Inc.
20120038915 - Apparatus for receiving raman scattering signals and method of doing the same: An apparatus for receiving Raman scattering signals, includes an optic light-collection system for collecting Raman scattering lights having scattered from an object when excitation laser beams are irradiated thereto, a spectroscope including a diffraction grating, for separating the Raman scattering lights into its spectral components, and an optical path converter... Agent:
20120038916 - Method and device for characterizing microscopic elements: A method and device is provided for characterizing microscopic elements. A source signal may be chopped by means of microsystems of opto-electromechanical elements (MOEMS), which gives rise to temporal modulation of the excitation signals. The method of characterizing microscopic elements involves propagating a dispersed light source signal, spatially chopping the... Agent: Universite De Limoges
20120038917 - Sensor for liquid and/or gas analysis: A sensor of the type for liquid and/or gas analysis, which is connected to a measuring and/or evaluating system or, respectively, to a higher-ranking control system and has a sensor housing. The circuit for the collecting, processing and transmitting measured values to the measuring and/or evaluating system or to the... Agent: Krohne Analytics Gmbh
20120038918 - Compact spectrometer including a diffractive optical element with dual dispersion and focusing functionality: Embodiments of the invention provide a device called a “G-Fresnel” device that performs the functions of both a linear grating and a Fresnel lens. We have fabricated the G-Fresnel device by using PDMS based soft lithography. Three-dimensional surface profilometry has been performed to examine the device quality. We have also... Agent:
20120038919 - Spectroscope: Provided is a spectroscope that can be manufactured easily, can be reduced in size, and can provide high wavelength resolution of a specific spectral band. Specifically, provided is a spectroscope with a diffraction grating 331 that deflects and separates incident light in different directions depending on to an element of... Agent: Imagineering, Inc.
20120038921 - Method and system for inspecting beveled objects: An inspection system and a method. The method may include: illuminating the object with impinging light of a first polarization; performing a polarization based filtering of (a) multiple-reflected light signals, each multiple-reflected light signal being reflected from at least two different bevel side surfaces of the object, and (b) additional... Agent: Camtek Ltd.
20120038920 - Method and apparatus for ellipsometry measurement: Methods and systems are provided to avoid the rotation action with the polarizer and the analyzer in complex ellipsometric measurement and repeated processes. In particular, methods and systems are provided which polarize the incident light in a fixed azimuthal angle then illuminate the polarized light onto the target surface, analyze... Agent: Raintree Scientific Instruments (shanghai) Corporation
20120038923 - Collection optics for a color sensor: An optical system includes a lens, a pupil relay, and an aperture stop positioned at a focal point of the lens between the lens and the pupil relay. The lens is configured to collect a plurality of light bundles. Each light bundle emanates from a field point of an object... Agent:
20120038922 - Method and device for measuring at least one of light intensity and colour in at least one modulated image: It relates to a method for measuring at least one of light intensity and colour in at least one modulated image, the method comprising the steps of: a) detecting a modulation pattern of the modulated image(s); and b) synchronizing a measurement of the intensity and/or colour with the detected modulation... Agent: 3d Perception As
20120038924 - Optical detector suitable for use in light curtains: A planar detector for use in light curtains, which generates electric signals as a function of absorbed light and is provided with a plurality of tapping points for the generated signals. The magnitude of the signals at the respective tapping points is dependent on their distance to the partial surfaces... Agent: Isiqiri Interface Technologies Gmbh
20120038925 - Method for examining liquids and apparatus therefor: A method and apparatus for determining a property of a medium, the apparatus including: a light source in a housing, for irradiating a space along a measuring path; a receiver in a housing, for registering intensity of light which has traversed the measuring path; wherein the measuring path enters through... Agent: Endress + Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft Fur Mess- Und Regeltechnik Mbh + Co. Kg
20120038926 - Optical sensor, method for manufacturing same and detection method using optical sensor: A highly sensitive and reliable optical sensor which has a low production cost, and facilitates a detection is provided. An optical sensor 1 that detects a predetermined detection target includes a concavo-convex structure 2 which has a predetermined form periodically arranged in a two-dimensional manner and which functions as a... Agent:
20120038927 - Light reflection mechanism, optical interferometer and spectrometric analyzer: Provided is an inexpensive, high performance, compact, and energy saving light reflection mechanism comprising a first moving portion having a reflecting surface on the front surface, a supporting portion which supports the first moving portion, a first beam and a translating beam which couple the first moving portion and the... Agent:
20120038928 - System and method for optical measurement of a target: The invention relates to a system and a method for optical measurement of a target, wherein the target is illuminated, either actively illuminated, reflecting ambient light, or self illuminating, and a measurement light beam received from the target or through it is detected. The prior art optical measurement systems generally... Agent: Teknologian Tutkimeskeskus Vtt
20120038929 - Method and apparatus for angular-resolved spectroscopic lithography characterization: An apparatus and method to determine a property of a substrate by measuring, in the pupil plane of a high numerical aperture lens, an angle-resolved spectrum as a result of radiation being reflected off the substrate. The property may be angle and wavelength dependent and may include the intensity of... Agent: Asml Netherlands B.v.
20120038930 - Fixed wavelength absolute distance interferometer: A fixed wavelength absolute distance interferometer including a first interferometer comprising a first light source transmitting a first light beam having a wavelength W toward a measurement target, a wavefront radius detector configured to provide a first measurement responsive to the wavefront radius at the wavefront radius detector, and a... Agent: Mitutoyo Corporation
20120038931 - Monitoring energy and matter fluxes by use of electromagnetic radiations: Apparatus and method are provided for monitoring and measuring matter and energy fluxes by use of devices able to detect refractive index changes. In one aspect, apparatus use an interference between two electromagnetic radiations in order to provide high sensitivity, enabling fluxes monitoring at the microscopic scale, by measuring phase... Agent:
20120038933 - Method and apparatus for the radiometric measurement of object points on surfaces of astronomical bodies: The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for air-borne or space-borne radiometric measurement of object points imn present in an object scene on the surface of a astronomical body. For a correct recording of image points Bmn in an image plane in which object points imn from the... Agent:
20120038932 - Mobile projection system for scaling and orientation of surfaces surveyed by an optical measuring system: The present invention describes a device for surveying a surface (104) in a real world coordinate system (111). The device comprises a pattern projecting unit (101) adapted for projecting a predefined pattern (105) onto the surface (104), an optical measurement system (102) adapted for determining positional and image data of... Agent: 3g Software & Measurement Gmbh
20120038934 - Diffractive optical element and measuring device: To provide a diffractive optical element and a measuring device capable of generating light spots of dispersive type. The problem is resolved by providing a diffractive optical element having concaves and convexes and diffracting incident light in two dimensions so as to generate diffracted light, wherein when the number of... Agent: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
20120038935 - Substrate for liquid crystal display panel: A substrate for a liquid crystal display panel includes a first projection structure and a second projection structure and/or a depression structure, the substrate for the liquid crystal display panel includes a specific structure at a part of or near the first projection structure, the specific structure having at least... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20120038936 - Measurement system using alignment unit and position measuring method: In one example embodiment, position of the alignment unit is acquired using a fiducial mark formed on a moving table, and the moving table is moved such that an alignment mark formed on the workpiece is located within a field of view of the alignment unit to measure the position... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.02/09/2012 > 41 patent applications in 29 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20120033196 - Method for enhancing a three dimensional image from a plurality of frames of flash lidar data: A method for enhancing a three dimensional image from frames of flash LIDAR data includes generating a first distance Ri from a first detector i to a first point on a surface Si. After defining a map with a mesh Θ having cells k, a first array S(k), a second... Agent:
20120033195 - Multipurpose aiming sight with head-up display module: A multipurpose sighting device includes a viewing window, an illuminated display, a beam combiner positioned to transmit light from a target scene and reflect light from the illuminated display through the viewing window, and projection optics having a plurality of optical elements to direct light from the display toward the... Agent: L-3 Communications Eotech, Inc.
20120033197 - Distance measuring device: A distance measuring device measures a distance from a phase difference of beaten down processing signals even when fluctuations occur in a frequency of an oscillator. The distance measuring device includes a laser unit, a dividing device, a reference light receiving unit, and a measuring light receiving unit. The distance... Agent:
20120033198 - High speed autofocus interferometric inspection systems and methods: High speed autofocus interferometric inspection systems and methods are discussed in this application. In accordance with some embodiments, an inspection system can generally include a laser module, an interferometer module, and a system controller. The laser can produce laser pulses to excite a device such as a silicon wafer, chip... Agent: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
20120033199 - Mixture segregation testing devices and methods: Methods and devices are provided to measure segregation in solid particulate mixtures. Light energy is projected through a transparent barrier and reflected off a surface of a mixture volume. The constituent fraction in the mixture is determined by analyzing the mixture reflected light as a combination of the constituents' known... Agent: Johanson Holdings, LLC
20120033200 - System and method for measuring the thickness of a layer of coating: A system and a method for measuring the thickness of a layer of coating deposited on a substrate indirectly measures the thickness of the layer of coating on the substrate by measuring the thickness of layers of coating on a coating roller before and after the coating is transferred from... Agent: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.a.
20120033202 - Verification apparatus and method for verifying diffractive and/or reflective security features of security documents: A verification apparatus for security documents having at least one diffractive and/or reflective security feature, includes a support device having a support surface or plane for receiving the security documents, an optical capturing device, an illuminating device for illuminating the security document, and an evaluation device which evaluates information detected... Agent: Bundesdruckerei Gmbh
20120033203 - Apparatus for the analysis of a fluid: The invention relates to an apparatus for the analysis of a fluid which is present in a line or in a container. It can e.g. be a gas flow in a gas line. The apparatus has an optoelectronic apparatus for the optical analysis. The optoelectronic apparatus itself includes at least... Agent: Sick Maihak Gmbh
20120033204 - Covert label structure: A covert label structure comprising a three dimensional diffracting optical element layer (100) having a depth profile for producing a predetermined pattern, wherein different portions of a top surface of the diffracting optical element layer (100) have at least two different depths relative to a bottom surface of the diffracting... Agent:
20120033206 - Cable installed state analyzing method and cable installed state analyzing apparatus: An image of an installed state of an optical fiber is captured by a camera. The optical fiber is provided with position marks at fixed intervals, the position marks each indicating a distance from a predetermined position and a direction of the optical fiber. An installed state analyzing apparatus performs... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20120033205 - Sensor head and optical sensor: A sensor head for an optical pressure sensor according to the present invention includes: a light-emitting optical fiber for transmitting light emitted from a light source; a reflecting plate whose position relative to an end surface of the light-emitting optical fiber moves in accordance with a pressure and which reflects... Agent: Fujikura Ltd.
20120033207 - Composite fiber wave inspection system and method: A system for inspecting a wind turbine blade having a pair of shells surrounding a shear web. The system includes a scanning machine for taking images of an interior portion of the shells of the wind turbine blade, a measuring apparatus for taking numerous measurements of a defect imaged within... Agent: General Electric Company
20120033209 - Containerized systems: Containerized systems are provided. In one embodiment, a containerized system includes a moveable three-dimensional container, a first generator, a second generator, and a scanner. The first generator is located within the container, and the second generator is located outside of the container. The scanner is mechanically supported by the container... Agent: Par Systems, Inc.
20120033208 - Device interface apparatus and test apparatus: It is an object of the present invention to test a device under test including an optical interface. Provided is a device interface apparatus on which is loaded a device under test including an optical interface. The device interface apparatus comprises a device loading section on which the device under... Agent: Advantest Corporation
20120033210 - Optical detection system for monitoring rtpcr reaction: An optical detection system for monitoring real-time PCR reactions in a plurality of sample chambers with a plurality of optical units is provided. Due to a relative movement, the optical units are relative to the sample chambers, color multiplexing and space multiplexing are combined for optically detecting pathogens in a... Agent: Biocartis Sa
20120033211 - Large area optical diagnosis apparatus and operating method thereof: A large area optical diagnosis apparatus and the operating method thereof are disclosed. The large area optical diagnosis apparatus includes a light source, a light path structure, and a sensing module. The light source is used to at least emit a coherent light. The light path structure includes a plurality... Agent:
20120033212 - Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy instrumentation for real-time elemental analysis: A backpack laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy LIBS system to provide rapid in-field elemental analysis of environmental samples important to the safeguarding of special nuclear materials.... Agent: Los Alamos National Security, LLC
20120033213 - Spectrograph having multiple wavelength ranges for high resolution raman spectroscopy: A spectrograph having multiple excitation wavelength ranges is disclosed. The spectrograph can include a wavelength switching mechanism to switch between different wavelength ranges in accordance with the wavelength of an incoming light signal. The wavelength switching mechanism can include multiple optical assemblies (or elements) corresponding to the different wavelength ranges... Agent: Bayspec, Inc.
20120033214 - Micro-optical electromagnetic radiation diffraction grating and method for manufacture: The invention relates to electromagnetic radiation microoptical diffraction gratings and to a method suitable for the manufacture thereof. The diffraction gratings in accordance with the invention can be used as microspectrometers in the form of scanning microgratings. The microgratings are provided with a surface structure and are able to be... Agent: Hiperscan Gmbh
20120033215 - Multi-layer overlay metrology target and complimentary overlay metrology measurement systems: A multi-layer overlay target for use in imaging based metrology is disclosed. The overlay target includes a plurality of target structures including three or more target structures, each target structure including a set of two or more pattern elements, wherein the target structures are configured to share a common center... Agent: Kla-tecor Corporation
20120033216 - Spatially precise optical treatment for measurement of targets through intervening birefringent layers: A treatment pattern (such as a focused spot, an image, or an interferogram) projected on a treatment target may lose precision if the treatment beam must pass through a birefringent layer before reaching the target. In the general case, the birefringent layer splits the treatment beam into ordinary and extraordinary... Agent: Novasolar Holdings Limited
20120033217 - Method and apparatus for detecting multiple optical wave lengths: Optical gratings that perform a number of functions at various wavelengths are formed by various methods that preserve spectral information within a wavelength band, the functions including: coupling radiation from one waveguide (7a3) to another (7a2), controllable gratings that operate on different wavelengths in response to external control signals.... Agent: Brown University Research Foundation
20120033218 - Air-driven shutter device and optical analyzer: An air-driven shutter device is used in an optical analyzer. The optical analyzer includes a measurement field to which a sample is supplied, a light-emitting unit measurement field for emitting measuring light to the sample, a light-receptive unit for receiving the measuring light that has passed through the sample, and... Agent: Horiba, Ltd.
20120033219 - Probe for gas analysis: A probe for gas analysis is provided in a pipe through which sample gas flows. The probe includes a tubular member and one or more sample gas inflow portions. The tubular member is disposed to cross a flow of the sample gas, and includes a measurement field to which the... Agent: Horiba, Ltd.
20120033222 - Composite panel having integrated rain sensor: A composite pane arrangement, in particular for a motor vehicle, is provided with a composite pane that includes, but is not limited to at least two panes connected with each other by an intermediate layer, and with at least one optical sensor device for the optical detection of moisture on... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20120033221 - Image acquisition apparatus including adaptive optics: An image forming apparatus including an adaptive optics realizing a reduction in image acquisition time and high definition without significantly increasing a light amount of a beam for scanning is provided, the apparatus including an adaptive optics scanning a plurality of areas in an object with a deflector using a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120033220 - Qcl spectroscopy system and applications therefor: A spectroscopy system comprising at least two laser modules, each of the laser modules including a laser cavity, a quantum cascade gain chip for amplifying light within the laser cavity, and a tuning element for controlling a wavelength of light generated by the modules. Combining optics are used to combine... Agent: Block Engineering, LLC
20120033223 - Inspection method and apparatus, lithographic apparatus, lithographic processing cell and device manufacturing method for determining a property of a substrate: In a method for determining one or more properties of a substrate, scatterometry spectra can be measured from one or more targets on the substrate. Reconstructions of each of said spectra can be performed to derive one or more values for the property of the substrate, by comparing representations of... Agent: Asml Netherlands B.v.
20120033224 - Increasing the scale factor of gas laser based gyroscopes with an external gain saturation beam: A ring laser gyroscope that includes a cavity containing a gain medium, a first plurality of reflective surfaces coupled to the cavity, a medium exciter operable to excite the gain medium, and a saturation beam source operable to emit a saturation beam. The first plurality of reflective surfaces includes a... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20120033225 - Neon or iodine absorption enhanced hene ring laser gyroscope: One embodiment of a ring laser gyroscope discussed herein includes a cavity containing a gain medium having a first linewidth, a first plurality of reflective surfaces coupled to the cavity, and at least one medium exciter operable to excite the gain medium. The first plurality of reflective surfaces includes at... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20120033226 - Optics symmetrization for metrology: The present invention includes an illumination source, at least one illumination symmetrization module (ISM) configured to symmetrize at least a portion of light emanating from the illumination source, a first beam splitter configured to direct a first portion of light processed by the ISM along an object path to a... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation
20120033227 - Compact multimodality optical coherence tomography imaging systems and related methods and computer program products: Systems for imaging a sample are provided. The system includes an optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging portion having an associated OCT path defined by one set of optical elements between an OCT signal delivery optical fiber and the sample; an image capture portion having an associated image capture path defined... Agent:
20120033228 - Method for zero-contact measurement of topography\": s
20120033229 - Shape measuring apparatus: A shape measuring apparatus includes: an optical system configured to guide a light from a light source having a wideband spectrum to an object to be measured and a reference face; an imaging unit configured to image the interfering light intensity distribution image output from the optical system; an optical... Agent: Mitutoyo Corporation
20120033230 - Device for determining the position of at least one structure on an object, use of an illumination apparatus with the device and use of protective gas with the device: A device for determining the position of a structure (3) on an object (2) in relation to a coordinate system is disclosed. The object (2) is placed on a measuring table (20) which is movable in one plane (25a), wherein a block (25) defines the plane (25a). At least one... Agent: Vistec Semiconductor Systems Gmbh
20120033232 - Light beam guided liquid delivery device: A light beam guided liquid delivery device for tracking the placement of a sample by a liquid delivery device into a receptacle like a milliliter or microliter scale tube, or a microtiter plate, includes a liquid delivery device and a light beam generator. The light beam generator may be positioned... Agent:
20120033231 - Optical position detection apparatus and appliance having position detection function: An optical position detection apparatus detects the position of a target object based on the result of the light reception through a light receiving unit when a light source is turned on. In a front-side housing portion of a housing of an optical unit, a reflection unit for generating a... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20120033234 - Making method of sample for evaluation of laser irradiation position and making apparatus thereof and evaluation method of stability of laser irradiation position and evaluation apparatus thereof: A method for making a sample for evaluation of laser irradiation position and evaluating the sample, and an apparatus which is switchable between a first mode of modification of semiconductor and a second mode of making and evaluating the sample. Specifically, a sample is made by irradiating a semiconductor substrate... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
20120033233 - Optical position detection apparatus and appliance having position detection function: An optical position detection apparatus detects the position of a target object in a Z-axis direction and the position of the target object in an X-axis direction based on the result of the light reception in a light receiving unit when light source units that are spaced apart in the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20120033235 - System and method with automatic adjustment function for measuring the thickness of substrates: A system for measuring the thickness of substrates in a vacuum chamber is provided. The system includes a sender adapted to emit electromagnetic radiation and a receiver including a multi-zone sensor for detecting the electromagnetic radiation. The multi-zone sensor includes a first detection zone for measuring the thickness of the... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc.02/02/2012 > 34 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20120026481 - Detector device and mobile robot having the same: A detector device includes a detector module and a lens module. The detector module includes an optical emitter and a photon detector spaced apart from the optical emitter. The lens body includes a first light-transmissive surface, a second light-transmissive surface, and a third light-transmissive surface. The optical emitter is operable... Agent: Agait Technology Corporation
20120026482 - Use of fiber optic sensor techniques for monitoring and diagnostics of large ac generators: A method for monitoring the operating conditions of an electric generator including the entire stator core and all winding components for conditions of mechanical strain and temperature throughout the machine by means of distributive fiber optic sensors based on both Rayleigh back scattering techniques and Brillouin frequency shift fiber optic... Agent:
20120026483 - Correlation interferometric methods, devices and systems for low cost and rugged spectroscopy: A correlation interferometric spectroscopy devices are described that detect the spectral characteristics of a sample wherein device consists of an electromagnetic radiation source for exciting a sample with photons; and a detector adapted to detect an arrival time of a photon at the detector and further adapted to detect a... Agent: Rare Light, Inc.
20120026484 - Signal processing for optical computing system: The present subject matter relates to methods of high-speed analysis of product samples during production of the product. Light is directed to a portion of a product under analysis and reflected from or transmitted through the product toward optical detectors. Signals from the optical detectors are compared to determine characteristics... Agent:
20120026485 - Device for measuring the focal distance of a thermal lens: A method for measuring focal distance of a thermal lens located in an analyte, the method including: providing an exciting optical beam passing through the analyte and creating the thermal lens therein; emitting a coherent probe optical beam passing through the analyte and being propagated substantially perpendicular to the exciting... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Ene Alt
20120026486 - Non-contacting aligning method for planes in three-dimensional environment: A non-contacting aligning method for planes in a three-dimensional environment is disclosed. The method includes: projecting a light beam in a predetermined incident angle onto a transparent first object and an opaque second object that are facing each other; and calculating a distance between the first and second objects basing... Agent:
20120026487 - Optical arrangement for tracking detector: A system and method of reducing turbulence sensitivity in a laser spot detector. Embodiments may include using beam splitters, reflectors, and beam deviators. The reflectors may be trihedral reflectors and the beam deviators may be segmented wedge plates having predetermined physical angles and angle directions in each wedge segment designed... Agent:
20120026488 - Start-up methods for frequency converted light sources: Start-up methods for frequency converted light sources and projector systems comprising frequency converted light sources are described herein. The start-up methods generally comprise modulating the frequency converted light source over three degrees of freedom (two spatial dimensions and one wavelength dimension). Specifically, fast oscillation of an axis of an adjustable... Agent:
20120026489 - Multi-spot illumination for wafer inspection: Illumination subsystems for multi-spot wafer inspection are provided.... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation
20120026490 - Surface inspection apparatus: A surface inspection apparatus for observing an edge portion of an object to be inspected includes an illumination device that irradiates an illumination light to the edge portion; and an observation device that forms an image of an observation region of the edge portion illuminated with the illumination light. The... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20120026491 - Sealed rotator shaft for borescopic inspection: A rotator drive connection for a gas turbine engine accessory box has a shaft connected to be driven by a main shaft in a gas turbine engine through a gear train. A first drive connection allows selective drive of the shaft. A biased drive member includes a second drive connection... Agent:
20120026492 - Detection of layer clearing using spectral monitoring: A method of polishing includes polishing a substrate having a second layer overlying a first layer, measuring a sequence of groups of spectra of light from the substrate while the substrate is being polished, each group of the groups of spectra including spectra from different locations on the substrate, for... Agent:
20120026494 - Compact raman analyzer for recording dissolved gases in liquids with high sensitivity and spectral resolution: A Raman head is provided capable of operating at high surrounding pressures. The Raman head has housing having a first, sealed chamber filled with an incompressible liquid and a second chamber that is open to the surrounding environment. At least one bellows can be used to equalize pressure between the... Agent:
20120026493 - Grating for multiple discrete wavelengths of raman scattering: Systems and methods employ a layer having a pattern that provides multiple discrete guided mode resonances for respective couplings of separated wavelengths into the layer. Further, a structure including features shaped to enhance Raman scattering to produce light of the resonant wavelengths can be employed with the patterned layer.... Agent:
20120026495 - Device for on-site measurement of concentration of uranium in high temperature molten salts: A device for on-site measurement of concentration of uranium in high temperature molten salts is provided. More particularly, to a device for on-site measurement of concentration of uranium in high temperature molten salts that can be directly applied to a pyroprocess for reusing spent nuclear fuel and determine concentration of... Agent: Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute
20120026496 - Bandwidth tunable spectroscopic device: An electromagnetic radiation detection device is described which includes a tunable dispersive optical element configured to receive electromagnetic radiation and to change the dispersion of the received electromagnetic radiation; a sensor configured to detect the dispersed electromagnetic radiation changed by the dispersive optical element; and a controller configured to: (i)... Agent: Raytheon Company
20120026497 - Polarization switching lidar device and method: A polarization switching lidar device, arranged for remote detection and characterization of airborne aggregations of particulates, includes a pulsed laser, a mirror, a polarizing beam splitter, an actively controlled retarder arranged to be controllably alternated between a zero retardation state and a quarter-wave retardation state such that the transmitted portion... Agent: Sigma Space Corporation
20120026499 - Color measurement device and method for detecting malfunction of color measurement device: The present invention is a color measurement device for color measurement of a printed pattern printed onto a medium, the color measurement device characterized by comprising a pressing member for pressing the medium; a color measurement section for performing color measurement of the printed pattern; a power supply for outputting... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20120026501 - Cure degree evaluation method, cure degree evaluation sheet, and cure degree evaluation system for evaluating cure degree of active energy ray-curable resin composition: A cure degree evaluation method in accordance with the present invention for evaluating a cure degree of an active energy ray-curable resin composition is a method for evaluating the cure degree of the active energy ray-curable resin composition, the method including the steps of: irradiating the active energy ray-curable resin... Agent: Omron Corporation
20120026500 - Medium-pressing device and malfunction detection method: To provide a medium-pressing device whereby it is possible to detect a malfunction of a power supply that outputs power for the purpose of pressing a medium. The invention is a medium-pressing device characterized by including a pressing member that presses a medium; a power supply that outputs power for... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20120026498 - Non-contact and contact color sensor device: An apparatus for color sensing is disclosed. The apparatus includes a set of color sensor tolerances for a Non-Contact color sensor device; and a Contact color sensor device, conforming to the set of color sensor tolerances.... Agent:
20120026502 - Variable path length control modulation frequency: A gyroscope system comprises a gyroscope block having a plurality of cavities and a plurality of passages that define a path; a plurality of mirrors each located in one of the plurality of cavities; at least one mirror drive coupled to one of the plurality of mirrors and configured to... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20120026503 - Light source, and optical coherence tomography module: A swept wavelength light source is provided, the light source includes a semiconductor gain device operable to provide amplification, an optical retarding device, the retarding device having a block of material, a beam path with a well-defined beam path length being defined for light within the block of material produced... Agent: Exalos Ag
20120026504 - Light source apparatus and image pickup apparatus equipped with same: A light source apparatus includes an optical resonator formed by an optical amplification medium and an optical switch. The optical switch includes a saturable absorber and changes its transmittance or reflectance when receiving an optical pulse emitted from a light irradiation source which includes a wavelength-tunable light source. The light... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120026505 - Swept frequency laser for fd oct with intracavity element and method of operation: A frequency swept laser source that generates an optical signal that is tuned over a spectral scan band at single discrete wavelengths associated with longitudinal modes of the swept laser source. Laser hopping over discrete single cavity modes allows long laser coherence length even under dynamic very high speed tuning... Agent: Axsun Technologies, Inc.
20120026507 - Interferometric system with reduced vibration sensitivity and related method: A source module (12) generates mutually orthogonally polarized beams of light as emanating from two spatially separated point sources (Sv, Sw) for use in a phase shifting interferometer.... Agent:
20120026506 - System for in vitro analysis of fluid dynamics on contact lenses via phase shifting interferometry: A system and method for analyzing the dynamics of fluid layers on contact lenses utilizes phase shifting interferometry to quickly and accurately model the time-evolution of the fluid layers. The system and method are utilized for in vitro studies.... Agent:
20120026508 - Surface characteristic determining apparatus: A wavelength selector (5) selects a wavelength of a broadband light source (4). A light director (BS1, BS2) directs light from the wavelength selector along a measurement path towards a region of a sample surface and along a reference path towards a reference surface,such that light reflected by the region... Agent:
20120026509 - On-chip phase microscope/beam profiler based on differential interference contrast and/or surface plasmon assisted interference: A differential interference contrast (DIC) determination device and method utilizes an illumination source, a layer having a pair of two apertures that receive illumination from the illumination source, and a photodetector to receive Young's interference from the illumination passing through the pair of two apertures. In addition, a surface wave... Agent: California Institute Of Technology
20120026510 - Optical scanning probe: The present invention relates to a scanning probe (2) for capturing data from a plurality of points on the surface of an object by irradiating the object with a light stripe and detecting light reflected from the object surface, the scanning probe comprising (a) stripe generating means (14) for generating... Agent: Metris N.v.
20120026511 - Method and apparatus for measuring surface profile of an object: A method for measuring a surface profile of an object, the method includes, acquiring information about a first direction where a step of a surface of the object extends relative to a scanning direction, setting phase distribution applied to the irradiation beam according to the information, and scanning the object... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120026512 - Apparatus and method for determining surface characteristics using multiple measurements: An apparatus (1) for determining surface characteristics of measuring surfaces, comprising at least one first radiation device (2) that emits radiation onto a measuring surface (10), at least one first radiation detection device (4) that receives at least part of the radiation emitted by the at least one radiation device... Agent:
20120026513 - Coplanarity-testing machine: Provided is a coplanarity-testing machine. The coplanarity-testing machine includes a working stage, an illuminant, an image picking-up processor, a frequency converter, a double-cross lines generator, a linear module and a display. The linear module includes a test vehicle, a linear drive mechanism and a regulating block. The linear drive mechanism... Agent: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
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