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Optics: measuring and testing

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11/13/2014 > 23 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories.

20140333918 - Highly accurate distance measurement device: Highly accurate electro-optical time of flight distance measuring device for determining a distance to a target, including a transmitter for sending out a pulse shaped optical radiation to the target as well as a receiver for an optical signal built for turning the optical signal to an electrical signal, and... Agent:

20140333917 - Interference reduction for tof systems: Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to time-of-flight (TOF) systems, and methods for use therewith, that substantially reduce interference that the TOF system may cause to at least one other system that is configured to wirelessly receive and respond to IR light signals. Some such embodiments involve emitting IR light having... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140333919 - Apparatus and method of measuring web feeding velocity by using single field encoder: The present invention relates to a method of measuring web feeding velocity by using an encoder. A method of measuring feeding velocity of a web, on which a scale having a different pitch from a pitch of a mask is formed, includes: calculating a number of vibrations of a moiré... Agent: Korea Institute Of Machinery & Materials

20140333920 - Systems and methods for fluid analysis using electromagnetic energy: Systems for analyzing fluids (e.g., gases) include a chamber structure with a reflective inner surface, emitters, a primary detector positioned to principally detect electromagnetic energy reflected numerous times through the gas(es) and a calibration detector positioned to detect electromagnetic energy not reflected numerous times through the gas(es). Calibration may be... Agent: Visualant, Inc.

20140333921 - Inspection method and inspection apparatus: The field of view of an objective lens is divided into two areas, and a transmission image of a photomask and a composite image obtained by optically synthesizing a transmission image and a reflection image of the photomask are picked up in parallel. A drop image generated at an edge... Agent: Lasertec Corporation

20140333923 - Inspection apparatus: When it is tried to detect a microscopic defect, it is desired that the width of the above-mentioned illuminated region in the minor axis direction should be short. In the related art, although an illuminated region is formed by converging light by some means, it is not easy to form... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation

20140333922 - Inspection method and apparatus, lithographic apparatus, lithographic processing cell and device manufacturing method: The present invention makes the use of measurement of a diffraction spectrum in or near an image plane in order to determine a property of an exposed substrate. In particular, the positive and negative first diffraction orders are separated or diverged, detected and their intensity measured to determine overlay (or... Agent: Asml Netherlands B.v.

20140333924 - Epoxy molded gas cell for optical measurement and method of forming: The present invention relates to a gas cell (1) for optical measurements of gas content and/or concentration comprising a cavity (1a), at least one aperture (11) for gas exchange, at least one first socket (12) for light emitting means (2) and at least one second socket (13) for light detecting... Agent:

20140333926 - Nanoscale array structures suitable for surface enhanced raman scattering and methods related thereto: Methods for fabricating nanoscale array structures suitable for surface enhanced Raman scattering, structures thus obtained, and methods to characterize the nanoscale array structures suitable for surface enhanced Raman scattering. Nanoscale array structures may comprise nanotrees, nanorecesses and tapered nanopillars.... Agent:

20140333925 - Optical parametric amplification of weak signals for imaging biological tissue: Methods and apparatus for obtaining an image of light scattering biological tissue. A series of pulses of substantially monochromatic light of a first wavelength is generated and split into two parts, of which one part illuminates a scattering biological tissue at an intensity too low to damage the tissue, while... Agent: The Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Illinois

20140333927 - Spectral characteristic acquisition device, image evaluation device, and image formation apparatus: A spectral characteristic acquisition device includes a member configured to have a plurality of openings arrayed in a predetermined direction, each of the plurality of openings inclined with respect to the predetermined direction, the plurality of openings being configured to pass light beams from a plurality of positions on an... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140333928 - Smoke detector with external sampling volume and ambient light rejection: In accordance with certain embodiments, a smoke detector determines the presence of smoke particles outside its housing based on measurements of light detected at different wavelengths and corrected based on an ambient light level.... Agent:

20140333929 - 3-d holographic imaging flow cytometry: Refractive index of biological specimens is a source of intrinsic contrast that can be explored without any concerns of photobleaching or harmful effects caused by extra contrast agents. This feature also contains rich information that can be related to the metabolism of cells at the cellular and subcellular levels. The... Agent:

20140333930 - Surface plasmon resonance biosensor: An optical biosensor is provided for detecting a bio-molecular sample by Goos-Hänchen (GH) enhancement of Aharonov-Albert-Vaidman (AAV) amplification to a surface plasmon resonance (SPR) detector. The sensor includes pre- and post-selection polarizers respectively upstream and downstream of a right-isosceles prism with a metal film and a liquid medium disposed on... Agent: United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy

20140333931 - Visual error calibration method: A visual error calibration method configured to calibrate visual positioning errors of a laser processing apparatus is provided. The method includes: providing an alignment mark having at least one alignment point; locating a preset point of the alignment mark at a first preset position of a working area, and locating... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20140333932 - Spectroscopic sensor device and electronic equipment: A spectroscopic sensor that applies lights in a wavelength band containing plural wavelengths to an object and spectroscopically separates reflected lights or transmitted lights from the object using plural light band-pass filters that transmit the respective specific wavelengths and plural photosensor parts to which corresponding transmitted lights are input based... Agent:

20140333933 - Localized surface plasmon resonance mercury detection system and methods: A mercury detection system that includes a flow cell having a mercury sensor, a light source and a light detector is provided. The mercury sensor includes a transparent substrate and a submonolayer of mercury absorbing nanoparticles, e.g., gold nanoparticles, on a surface of the substrate. Methods of determining whether mercury... Agent:

20140333934 - Scan lens, interferometric measuring device using same: A scan lens and an interferometric measuring device using the scan lens are disclosed. The scan lens includes a lens set, a beam splitter, and a reflector disposed between the lens set and the beam splitter. During application the applied light beam passes through the lens set of the interferometric... Agent: National Taiwan University

20140333935 - Tracking and characterizing particles with holographic video microscopy: In-line holography to create images of a specimen, such as one or more particles dispersed in a transparent medium. Analyzing these images with results from light scattering theory yields the particles' sizes with nanometer resolution, their refractive indexes to within one part in a thousand, and their three dimensional positions... Agent:

20140333937 - Grazing and normal incidence interferometer having common reference surface: A system for inspecting specimens such as semiconductor wafers is provided. The system provides scanning of dual-sided specimens using a diffraction grating that widens and passes nth order (n>0) wave fronts to the specimen surface and a reflective surface for each channel of the light beam. Two channels and two... Agent:

20140333936 - Thickness measuring system and method for a bonding layer: In a thickness measuring system for a bonding layer according to an exemplary embodiment, an optical element changes the wavelength of a first light source to enable at least one second light source propagating through a bonding layer to be incident to an object, wherein the bonding layer has an... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20140333938 - Apparatus and method for determining at least one parameter of a produced sausage: An apparatus and a method for determining at least one parameter relating to the shape of the sausage, which is transported on a transport device, in particular between two circulating means of transport. A measuring device has at least one distance sensor, which is disposed in such a way that... Agent: Albert Handtmann Maschinenfabrik Gmbh & Co. Kg

20140333939 - Optoelectronic sensor for recognizing object edges: An optoelectronic sensor for recognizing object edges of objects comprises at least three light transmitters which are arranged such that at least two different spacings result between two respective light transmitters. For recognizing an object edge, an evaluation unit is configured to carry out a common evaluation of an image... Agent: Sick Ag

11/06/2014 > 21 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories.

20140327900 - Distance sensing by iq domain differentiation of time of flight (tof) measurements: A system and method for identifying a position of a moving object, regardless of static objects present in the optical field of an active infrared (IR) proximity detector, is provided. Moreover, a modulated light emitting diode (LED) signal is captured and processed through I/Q demodulation. Specifically, the reflections received at... Agent:

20140327901 - Rangefinder: A rangefinder includes a display, an operator control element, a distance measuring apparatus, and a computation apparatus configured (i) to initiate a measurement by the distance measuring apparatus when the operator control element is operated, and (ii) to switch on at least the display when the operator control element is... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140327902 - Distance measuring device: The invention relates to an optoelectronic distance measuring device, comprising a transmitting unit and comprising a receiving unit of an electronic evaluating unit. The transmitting unit has a circuit board, a semiconductor laser, and a laser diode driver for transmitting high-frequency intensity-modulated optical radiation. In order to receive a component... Agent:

20140327903 - Distance measurement device: In a distance measurement device of an embodiment, a light source emits modulation light in a first charge transfer cycle, and emission of the modulation light of the light source is stopped in a second charge transfer cycle. In each of the first and second charge transfer cycles, the charges... Agent: Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.

20140327904 - Imaging doppler lidar for wind turbine wake profiling: An imaging Doppler lidar (IDL) enables the measurement of the velocity distribution of a large volume, in parallel, and at high spatial resolution in the wake of a wind turbine. Because the IDL is non-scanning, it can be orders of magnitude faster than conventional coherent lidar approaches. Scattering can be... Agent: Sandia Corporation

20140327905 - Method for detecting deviation of optial axis of lens and method for positioning lens to light source: A method for detecting deviation of an optical axis of a lens is disclosed. Firstly, a lens is provided. The lens includes a light incident face and multiple legs surrounding the light incident face. A camera is used to capture images of the incident face and the legs. Two circles... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140327906 - System and method for maintaining optics in focus: According to an embodiment of the invention there is provided a system that may include a pivot chuck that may include : a lower chuck portion; an upper chuck portion; a first distance changing module that may include a pivot mechanism and an angle changing element; wherein the pivot mechanism... Agent: Camtek Ltd.

20140327907 - Component quantitative analyzing method depending on depth of cigs film using laser induced breakdown spectroscopy: Disclosed herein is a component quantitative analyzing method depending on a depth of a CIGS film, the method including: generating plasma by irradiating a laser beam on the CIGS film and obtaining spectra generated from the plasma, selecting spectral lines having similar characteristics among spectra of specific elements of the... Agent: Gwangju Institute Of Science And Technology

20140327908 - Inspection method and apparatus, lithographic apparatus, lithographic processing cell and device manufacturing method: The present invention makes the use of measurement of a diffraction spectrum in or near an image plane in order to determine a property of an exposed substrate. In particular, the positive and negative first diffraction orders are separated or diverged, detected and their intensity measured to determine overlay (or... Agent: Asml Netherlands B.v.

20140327909 - Method for exciting a sub-wavelength inclusion structure: The invention concerns a method for exciting a sub-wavelength inclusion structure, comprising: providing a first medium having a first refractive index ni and a second medium having a second refractive index nt, wherein ni>nt, wherein the sub-wavelength inclusion structure is arranged at a boundary between the first and second media,... Agent:

20140327910 - Fiber transparency testing method and apparatus: Polymeric fibers may be tested for optical properties; such as transparency in a manner that provides reproducible test results. A holder be used that is configured to hold polymeric fibers in a stacked, single file manner in which the polymeric fibers are held closely together. The fibers may be tested... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140327911 - Energy store system and state detection system including the energy store system: An energy store system, including at least one cell element situated in a cell region having an anode, a cathode and an electrolyte system that is situated between the anode and the cathode and that is particularly at least partially liquid, the anode, the cathode and/or the electrolyte system being... Agent:

20140327912 - Method for determining the surface gloss of a colour standard: The invention relates to a method for determining the gloss of a colour standard comprising the following steps: A) experimentally determining reflection spectra R(exp) of the colour standard, comprising a first reflection spectrum and a second reflection spectrum, with an integrating sphere colour measurement instrument, wherein said first reflection spectrum... Agent:

20140327913 - Systems and methods enabling high-throughput, real time detection of analytes: System and methods for detecting analytes are provided. The system includes a plasmonic interferometer with a first surface having a first and second scattering element and an aperture disposed between the first scattering element and the second scattering element. A first distance between the aperture and the first scattering element... Agent:

20140327914 - Mechanism for movement of a mirror in an interferometer, an interferometer incorporating the same and a fourier transform spectrometer incorporating the same: A mechanism that allows for precise motion of the optics of an interferometer is comprised by two or more diaphragm flexures having high lateral stiffness, creating a superior performing Michelson interferometer. When coupled with precise precision control of a mirror surface and a reference laser, the above creates a superior... Agent:

20140327915 - Well monitoring using coherent detection of rayleigh scatter: Disclosed herein is a system for measuring characteristics in a well bore. The system includes a fiber-optic wire extending along a length of the well bore a monitoring system. The monitoring system includes a swept-wavelength interferometer (SWI) configured to transmit light into the fiber-optic wire by sweeping the light across... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20140327917 - Method and apparatus for processing polarization data of polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography: A method for processing polarization data includes steps of acquiring a plurality of sets of polarization data items, converting the set of polarization data items into a representation including parameters of amplitude and phase, and averaging the converted set of polarization data items.... Agent:

20140327918 - Optical coherence tomography: Provided is an optical tomographic device including a measurement optical system that irradiates light from a light source to inside a subject and guides reflected light therefrom; a reference optical system that guides the light from the light source as reference light; a calibration optical system that irradiates at least... Agent: Tomey Corporation

20140327916 - Optical coherence tomography apparatus, control method for optical coherence tomography apparatus, and non-transitory tangible medium: Provided is an optical coherence tomography apparatus expected to facilitate observation of reliable analyzed image data to improve inspection efficiency. The tomography apparatus includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire a tomographic image of an object to be inspected; an identifying unit configured to identify an image display area corresponding... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140327919 - Remote seal for pressure sensor: A system for sensing downhole pressure in in a hydrocarbon well using a Fabry-Perot (F-P) sensor in series with a Fiber Bragg Grating and maintaining the back pressure on the sensor system with a surface sealing system and a surface pressure control system.... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services. Inc.

20140327920 - Method and apparatus for using gestures to control a laser tracker: A method and system are provided for controlling a laser tracker remotely from the laser tracker through gestures performed by a user. The method includes providing a rule of correspondence between each of a plurality of commands and each of a plurality of user gestures. A gesture is performed by... Agent: Faro Technologies, Inc.

10/30/2014 > 25 patent applications in 24 patent subcategories.

20140320844 - Range finder: A range finder includes a laser transmitter, an IR transmitter, a laser receiver, an objective lens, an image sensing device, a prism device, and a display device. At least one laser beam is emitted from a laser transmitter and reflected to a laser receiver by a measured object. An infrared... Agent: Sintai Optical (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20140320843 - Time-multiplexed broadband and multi-filtered electro-optic sensor: An EO sensor is configured to time multiplex a primary optical channel that provides high detection sensitivity to maintain high SNR and a multi-filtered optical channel that provides detection in different measurement bands (e.g. spectral, polarization, amplitude or phase). The channels may, for example, be time multiplexed based on range... Agent: Raytheon Company

20140320845 - Optical measuring device and a method for producing a cover disc for a housing of an optical measuring device: To provide an optical measuring device (1) having a heating assembly (20), which does not distort an emission beam as it exits from the housing (3) of the measuring device (1) via the cover disc (5), the heating assembly (20) is arranged essentially in the region of the reception window... Agent: Valeo Schalter Und Sensoren Gmbh

20140320846 - Optical position and/or shape sensing: An accurate measurement method and apparatus using an optical fiber are disclosed. A total change in optical length in an optical core in the optical fiber is determined that reflects an accumulation of all of the changes in optical length for multiple segment lengths of the optical core up to... Agent:

20140320847 - Temporary optical wave diffusion-promoting film adhered to lidded mems wafer for testing using interferometer: A temporary optical wave diffusion-promoting film is adhered to a lidded microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) wafer. Testing is performed on the lidded MEMS wafer using an interferometer directed towards the temporary optical wave diffusion-promoting film applied to the lidded MEMS wafer. The temporary optical wave diffusion-promoting film is peeled from the... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

20140320848 - Apparatus for detecting crystallizing stain: An apparatus for detecting a crystallizing stain includes a support unit, a crystallized substrate disposed on the support unit, a light source which irradiates polarized light in a predetermined wavelength range to a portion of the crystallized substrate, and a detector which detects the crystallizing stain in the portion of... Agent: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.

20140320849 - Microfluidic systems and devices for molecular capture, manipulation, and analysis: Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for molecular capture, manipulation, and analysis. In one aspect, a device to aggregate and characterize particles in a fluid includes an electrically insulative substrate including a channel to carry an electrically conducting fluid containing particles, electrodes located in the channel forming a nanoscale opening... Agent: Academia Sinica

20140320850 - Assembly and method for measuring optical power in fiber lasers: A fiber laser system is configured with a power measuring assembly surrounding a splice between two fibers. The power measuring assembly is operative to maintain the splice at a substantially constant splice temperature and shield the spliced fibers from external bending stresses so as to provide for power readings of... Agent:

20140320851 - Lens module testing device: Lens module testing device for testing a lens module includes a testing platform, a light source, a testing board, a sensing element, a processor, a driving element, and a position feedback unit. The light source, the testing board, and the sensing element are arranged in order on the testing platform... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140320852 - Depolarizer, telescope and remote sensing device and method: A light beam is applied to a front surface of an optical depolarizer. The depolarizer rotates the polarization of light received on different surface positions by different amounts, so that the average incoming polarization is scrambled. The depolarizer has a first and second body that transmit first and second polarization... Agent:

20140320853 - Method and apparatus for measuring damage to an organic layer of a thin film encapsulation: A method of measuring damage of an organic layer of a thin film encapsulation includes: preparing a thin film encapsulation structure in which an inorganic layer is stacked on an organic layer, in which a light-emitting material is mixed; irradiating light to the thin film encapsulation structure so that light... Agent:

20140320854 - 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:

20140320855 - Raman spectroscopy method of measuring melamine contents in dairy products having different matrixes: A raman spectroscopy method of measuring melamine contents in dairy products having different matrixes. The method includes: (a) establishing a database of characteristic curves of dairy products having different matrixes; (b) taking several copies of the dairy products having one certain unknown matrix and adding melamine standard solutions having different... Agent:

20140320856 - Cavity enhanced absorption spectroscopy with a laser modulation side-band frequency locked to the cavity: A cavity enhanced absorption spectrometer (CEAS) and method for controlling the same. The CEAS includes a coherent electro-magnetic radiation source, an electro-magnetic modulator that creates a sideband with an adjustable frequency that is offset from the radiation source frequency by imparting an adjustable frequency modulation to the radiation. The CEAS... Agent:

20140320857 - Color measurement system including lateral moving measurment carraige: A color measurement system laterally determines chromatic characteristics of a printed substrate. A measurement carriage includes a measurement head for laterally moving across the printed substrate and a measurement magnetic coupler slidably mounts onto a measurement rail positioned on a first side of the printed substrate. A backing carriage includes... Agent:

20140320858 - Low-cost spectrometry system for end-user food analysis: A compact spectrometer is disclosed that is suitable for use in mobile devices such as cellular telephones. In preferred embodiments, the spectrometer comprises a filter, at least one Fourier transform focusing element, a micro-lens array, and a detector, but does not use any dispersive elements. Methods for using the spectrometer... Agent:

20140320859 - Measurement apparatus and method: A measurement system (5) comprises a radiation source (10) and a detection system (15), wherein the radiation source is arranged such that radiation from the radiation source is incident on a sample (25) and the detection system is configured to receive at least part of the radiation via the sample,... Agent:

20140320860 - Inspection apparatus: An inspection apparatus comprising, a light source configured to emit an inspection light, a table configured to mount an inspection target thereon, an illumination optical system configured to direct the inspection light from the light source toward the target, an objective lens unit configured to gather transmitting or reflected light... Agent: Nuflare Technology, Inc.

20140320861 - Methods and systems for the collection of light using total internal reflectance: Aspects of the present disclosure include a flow cell nozzle configured to propagate light emitted by a sample in a flow stream upstream by total internal reflectance. Flow cell nozzles according to certain embodiments include a nozzle chamber having a proximal end and a distal end and a nozzle orifice... Agent:

20140320862 - Device for measuring reflective absorbance and integrated device for measuring reflective absorbance and lateral flow analysis: The present disclosure is related to a device for measuring reflective absorbance, a device for lateral flow assay, and a device comprising the same which is able to performing both absorbance measurement and lateral flow assay together. The present device for measuring reflective absorbance comprises a base member comprising a... Agent: Boditechmed. Inc

20140320863 - System and method for increasing sensitivity of optical sensors: A method for enhancing a sensitivity of an optical sensor having an optical cavity counter-propagates beams of pump light within the optical cavity to produce scattered light based on Stimulated Brullion Scattering (SBS). The properties of the pump light are selected to generate fast-light conditions for the scattered light, such... Agent:

20140320864 - Interferometric millimeter wave and thz wave doppler radar: A mixerless high frequency interferometric Doppler radar system and methods has been invented, numerically validated and experimentally tested. A continuous wave source, phase modulator (e.g., a continuously oscillating reference mirror) and intensity detector are utilized. The intensity detector measures the intensity of the combined reflected Doppler signal and the modulated... Agent: Uchicago Argonne LLC

20140320865 - Apparatus for detecting a 3d structure of an object: An apparatus for detecting a 3D structure of an object. The apparatus has first and second laser emitters which generate laser radiation having first and second wavelengths, respectively, the first wavelength being different from the second wavelength. Optical devices are disclosed, including a beam splitter, which splits the laser radiation... Agent:

20140320866 - Shape measuring apparatus: A shape measuring apparatus (1) measures a workpiece shape utilizing white light interference, and includes a stage (10) on which a workpiece (W) is placed, an interference optical system (100) that irradiates the workpiece (W) with white light (WL) to generate a white light interference moire, a drive unit (26)... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc

20140320867 - Method for processing wafer: The invention provides a method for processing a wafer by inserting the wafer into a holding hole of a carrier to hold the wafer, and interposing the carrier holding the wafer between an upper turn table and a lower turn table to process both surfaces of the wafer simultaneously, including:... Agent: Shin-etsu Handotai Co., Ltd.

10/23/2014 > 23 patent applications in 20 patent subcategories.

20140313502 - Systems and methods for motion capture in an underground environment: Systems and methods for motion capture of a subject, suitable for use in an underground mining environment.... Agent: Tesman Inc.

20140313503 - System for accurate measurement of vehicle speeds for low speed industrial applications: A continuous scanning side laser detector system and method for real time, instantaneous accurate speed and direction measurement of a slow moving bulk material transport vehicle through a bulk material processing station.... Agent: Kanawha Scales & System, Inc.

20140313504 - Procedure and device for the measurement of dynamic luminance and retroreflection of road markings and signals and the obtention of the shape, position and dimensions of the same: A dynamic measurement procedure of the luminance and retroreflection of the road markings and signals and obtention of the dimensions of the same from a vehicle that circulates on the road; illuminating the zone of interest; knowing the position of the vehicle; measuring the luminance by means of a light... Agent: Foundai&#xd3 N Cidaut

20140313505 - Optical fiber hole insertion detection device: An optical fiber hole insertion detection device for detecting diameters and lengths of optical fiber hole insertions includes a fixing member, an image capturing unit, a processor, and a display unit. The fixing member fixes the optical fiber hole insertions. The image capturing unit is positioned above the fixing member... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140313506 - Optical measurement of drilled holes: An apparatus is provided that includes an optical probe; and a robotic transport so adapted to the optical probe as to move the optical probe inside a drilled hole to measure the drilled hole at one or more depths.... Agent:

20140313507 - Optofluidic devices and methods for sensing single particles: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus related to optofluidic devices. In one aspect, an optofluidic device includes a substrate, a first nanostructure, a second nanostructure, and a cover. A channel having cross-sectional dimensions of less than about 100 nanometers is defined in a surface of the substrate. The first... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20140313508 - Method for the emission analysis of the elemental composition of liquid media: i

20140313509 - Linearized variable-dispersion spectrometers and related assemblies: Wavenumber linear spectrometers are provided including an input configured to receive electromagnetic radiation from an external source; collimating optics configured to collimate the received electromagnetic radiation; a dispersive assembly including first and second diffractive gratings, wherein the first diffraction grating is configured in a first dispersive stage to receive the... Agent:

20140313510 - Multiplex fluorescent particle detection using spatially distributed excitation: A chip-scale optical approach to performing multi-target detection is based on molecular biosensing using fiber-optic based fluorescence or light scattering detection in liquid-core waveguides. Multiplexing methods are capable of registering individual nucleic acids and other optically responsive particles, and are ideal for amplification-free detection in combination with the single molecule... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20140313511 - Rotating-element ellipsometer and method for measuring properties of the sample using the same: Provided is a real-time spectroscopic ellipsometer capable of obtaining information on properties of a sample, a nano pattern shape, and the like, in real time by measuring and analyzing, for a plurality of wavelengths, a change in a polarization state of incident light generated while being reflected or transmitted due... Agent: Korea Research Institute Of Standards And Science

20140313512 - Light source quality evaluating method by using spectral resemblance with respect to the blackbody radiation: The present invention relates to a light source quality evaluating method by using spectral resemblance with respect to the blackbody radiation, which mainly comprises 5 method steps. This method is used for evaluating the quality of light based on physiological perception of human. In evaluating operation, the method firstly transfers... Agent:

20140313513 - Power monitor for optical fiber using background scattering: An optical power monitoring device includes a photodetector disposed in close proximity to the cladding of an optical fiber for measuring Rayleigh scattered light from the core of the optical fiber. To ensure only Rayleigh scattered light is measured, a cladding stripper is provided to remove any cladding light prior... Agent:

20140313514 - Spectroscopic sensor: A spectroscopic sensor 1 comprises an interference filter unit 20, having a cavity layer 21 and mirror layers 22, 23 opposing each other through the layer 21, for selectively transmitting therethrough light in a predetermined wavelength range according to an incident position thereof; a light-transmitting substrate 3, arranged on the... Agent: Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.

20140313515 - Correlation of concurrent non-invasively acquired signals: The invention provides a method and system for non-invasive analysis, especially suitable for determining attributes of targets, such as measurement of layer thickness of tissue, or the concentration of glucose within human tissue. The invention includes an optical source and an optical processing system that provides probe and reference radiation;... Agent: Compact Imaging, Inc.

20140313516 - Reducing registration error of front and back wafer surfaces utilizing a see-through calibration wafer: A calibration wafer and a method for calibrating an interferometer system are disclosed. The calibration method includes: determining locations of the holes defined in the calibration wafer based on two opposite intensity frame; comparing the locations of the holes against the locations measured utilizing an external measurement device; adjusting a... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation

20140313517 - Apparatus and methods for performing wavefront-based and profile-based measurements of an aspheric surface: Apparatus and methods for performing wavefront-based and profile-based measurements of an aspheric surface are disclosed. The apparatus includes an interferometric wavefront measurement system that collects wavefront-based measurement data of the aspheric surface. The apparatus also includes a profile measurement system that performs at least one non-contact profile-based measurement of the... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20140313518 - Laser rangefinder sensor: The specification discloses a pulsed time-of-flight laser range finding system used to obtain vehicle classification information. The sensor determines a distance range to portions of a vehicle traveling within a sensing zone of the sensor. A scanning mechanism made of a four facet cube, having reflective surfaces, is used to... Agent: Osi Optoelectronics

20140313519 - Depth scanning with multiple emitters: Mapping apparatus includes a transmitter, which is configured to emit, in alternation, at least two beams comprising pulses of light along respective beam axes that are mutually offset transversely relative to a scan line direction of a raster pattern. A scanner is configured to scan the two or more beams... Agent: Primesense Ltd.

20140313520 - Location determination using light sources: The present disclosure relates to computer-implemented systems and methods for location determination using light sources. An example method may include receiving, by a computer including one or more processors, a location request for a device within an indoor environment. The method may also include receiving respective light source identifiers associated... Agent:

20140313521 - Method for correcting a spherically mounted retroreflector when resetting a distance meter: A method of correcting centering errors of a spherically mounted retroreflector (SMR) when the distance meter of a 3D coordinate measurement device is reset to a home reference distance.... Agent: Faro Technologies, Inc.

20140313522 - Non-contact visual measurement device: A positional measuring device has a reference laser pointer and at least one measurement laser pointer. These laser pointers are positioned at a first end and a second end of a variable-length defining mechanism, a common example being a tape measure. The lasers are oriented in a direction which is... Agent:

20140313524 - Method and device for three-dimensional confocal measurement: The invention relates to a method and a device (20) for three-dimensional measurement of an object (6) using a confocal microscopy method comprising a laser source (21) for generating an illumination beam (3), a focusing optics (4) for focusing the illumination beam (3) on at least one measuring point (5,... Agent: Sirona Dental Systems Gmbh

20140313523 - Methods utilizing triangulation in metrology systems for in-situ surgical applications: A first metrology method includes the steps of projecting a first image and a second image, aligning the first image and the second image to form an aligned image of a known size, and determining a dimension of a target object by comparing the aligned image to the target object.... Agent:

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