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Optics: measuring and testingBelow 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. 05/16/2013 > 30 patent applications in 21 patent subcategories.
20130120734 - Laser radar apparatus: A laser radar apparatus includes a light source; a light scanning unit configured to scan light irradiated from the light source; a light receiving unit configured to receive light that is reflected by an object, the light being irradiated from the light scanning unit onto the object and reflected by... Agent:
20130120735 - Range sensor and range image sensor: A light receiving region has a planar shape of a rectangular shape having a pair of long sides opposed to each other in a first direction and a pair of short sides opposed to each other in a second direction. First and second semiconductor regions are arranged as spatially separated... Agent: Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.
20130120736 - Three dimensional scanning beam system and method: A three dimensional scanning beam system (100) and method (500) enable economical and efficient three dimensional scans of an environment. The system (100) includes a ranging apparatus (105), and a reactive linkage mechanism (110) having a first end (115) and a second end (120). The first end (115) is connected... Agent: Commonwealth Scientic And Industrial Research Organisation
20130120737 - Apparatus and method to measure temperature of 3d semiconductor structures via laser diffraction: Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to apparatus for and methods of measuring and monitoring the temperature of a substrate having a 3D feature thereon. The apparatus include a light source for irradiating a substrate having a 3D feature thereon, a focus lens for gathering and focusing reflected light,... Agent:
20130120738 - Apparatus, process, and system for monitoring the integrity of containers: Apparatuses, systems, and methods to monitor the integrity of a container protected by a refractory material are disclosed having a first radiation detector to measure an external surface temperature of the container, a first radiation source to measure a thickness of the refractory material, and a central controller configured to... Agent: Process Metrix
20130120741 - Chemical and molecular identification and quantification system utilizing enhanced photoemission spectroscopy: An enhanced photoemission spectroscopy (EPS) system uses at least three photoelectric detection processes to identify a substance or substances in a target. The target can be in a container, and the EPS system accounts for this in the identification process. The photoelectric detection processes include Raman scattering, fluorescence and spectral... Agent: Cdex, Inc.
20130120742 - Fuel property detection device: Disclosed is a fuel property detection device that detects optical characteristics and electrical characteristics of fuel. The fuel property detection device detects the concentration of at least one component of fuel in accordance with the optical characteristics and detects the amount of metallic impurities contained in the fuel in accordance... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130120740 - Material-working device with in-situ measurement of the working distance: A material-working device with working beams of a beam generator and with in-situ measurement of a working distance between the beam generator and a workpiece, the material-working device including a working laser; a laser scanner for the working laser, the laser scanner including a two-dimensional deflecting device with scanner mirrors... Agent: Precitec Optronik Gmbh
20130120739 - Structure for critical dimension and overlay measurement: The invention provides a structure for critical dimension and overlay measurement including a measuring unit, a first measurement pattern for measuring overlay and a second measurement pattern for measuring linewidth, line density and/or line semi-density. The first target pattern includes an outer bar structure disposed on a first layer and... Agent:
20130120743 - Integrated surface plasmon resonance sensor: Plasmon-integrated sensing mechanism comprised of three fundamental parts: a grating structure (2) with a specific metalization thickness (1) for the coupling of photons with the surface plasmons; a fluidic channel structure (4) in which liquid solutions with different refractive indexes will be streamed; and a photo-sensitive substrate (3) that can... Agent:
20130120744 - Automatic angle adjustment unit for use in object detection device: An automatic angle adjustment unit (70) engages with and drivers a horizontal adjustment-engagement member (33) and a vertical adjustment-engagement member (37) of an object detection device (D) from the exterior. The unit (70) includes: engagement-drive transmission sections (72 and 73) which removably engages with both adjustment-engagement members (33 and 37),... Agent: Optex Co., Ltd.
20130120745 - Object detection device provided with angle adjustment mechanism: A horizontal adjustment-engagement member (33) of an object detection device (D) drives the horizontal rotation component (32) to adjust a horizontal angle of a detection unit (11, 12), and a vertical adjustment-engagement member (37) drives the vertical rotation component (36) to adjust a vertical angle of a detection unit. Both... Agent: Optex Co., Ltd.
20130120746 - Detection system and inspection method for bottle seam and embossing alignment: “A system for detecting features on a container wall includes an optical assembly comprising a camera, and an illuminating unit having light sources arranged on conductive tracks. Viewed in a vertical direction of the unit, the light sources are in vertical columns to project a strip-shaped beam onto a container-wall... Agent: Khs Gmbh
20130120747 - Cell counting and sample chamber and methods of fabrication: The invention generally relates to analytical and monitoring systems useful for analyzing and measuring cells and biological sample. More particularly, the invention relates to a unique cell counting chamber, e.g., a thin gap fluidic cell chamber for both bright field and fluorescent imaging of bacteria or parasites, and methods for... Agent:
20130120748 - Optical fiber surface enhanced raman spectroscopy (sers) probe: A surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) probe apparatus and a method of SERS probing employ Raman-active surfaces of a plurality of nanoscale field concentrator (NFC) structures at a terminal end of an optical fiber. The SERS probe apparatus includes an optical fiber having an optical path and a terminal end... Agent:
20130120749 - Particle detector and method for producing such a detector: The invention relates to a particle detector including a substrate (10, 30, 40) made of a semiconductor material, in which at least one through-cavity (11, 31, 41) is formed, defined by an input section (110) and an output section (111), wherein the input section thereof is to be connected to... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives
20130120750 - Optical phase device, method and system: The invention provides an optical phase device with its application method and system. The optical phase device consists of a transparent dielectric substrate, a multilayer stack of dielectrics and a buffer layer. The refractive index of the transparent dielectric substrate, the multilayer stack of dielectrics and the buffer layer are... Agent: Beihang University
20130120751 - Photodetector for determining light wavelengths: There is described a photodetector comprising a semiconductor material having at least a region substantially depleted of free moving carriers, the photodetector comprising: a substrate of one of n-type and p-type; at least one charge collector along a surface of the substrate and having a doping-type opposite from the substrate;... Agent:
20130120752 - Fiber-optic surface plasmon resonance sensor and sensing method using the same: A fiber-optic surface plasmon resonance sensor may include an optical fiber and a surface plasmon excitation layer. The optical fiber may include a core, a cladding surrounding the core, and a depression. The surface plasmon excitation layer may include a first excitation layer, a second excitation layer and an optical... Agent:
20130120753 - Measuring device for determining a vegetation index value of plants: The invention relates to a measuring device for determining a vegetation index value (REIP) of plants. The measuring device comprises a plurality of light emitting elements, each of which emits substantially monochromatic light at a predetermined wavelength, a light receiving element which receives light from the light emitting elements reflected... Agent:
20130120754 - Micro-spectral sensor: Micro-spectral sensors and methods are presented in which a Fizeau wedge interference filter is disposed between a focal plane array and a visible scene with an increasing wedge filter dimension varying along a scan direction, where the scene is scanned along the FPA to obtain light intensity measurements of a... Agent:
20130120755 - Recording a spectrally resolved image by reading out several partial arrays in a plurality of interferometer scans: A method for the acquisition (AU) of a spectrally resolved, two-dimensional image by means of Fourier transform (=FT) spectroscopy or Fourier transform infrared (=FTIR) spectroscopy, is characterized in that, during multiple passes (D1-D4) of an optical path difference (OG) between two partial rays (14a, 14b) over an identical range (IB),... Agent: Bruker Optik Gmbh
20130120756 - Optical pressure sensor: Various embodiments include apparatus and methods of measuring pressure within pipes implemented in a well drilling operation. Methods and apparatus may include a single path optical interferometer having a sensing portion attachable to a location on a conduit and a dual path optical interferometer having a sensing portion attachable to... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc
20130120757 - Methods, systems and applications of variable imaging depth in fourier domain optical coherence tomography: Systems, methods and applications for adjusting the imaging depth of a Fourier Domain optical coherence tomography system without impacting the axial resolution of the system are presented. One embodiment of the invention involves changing the sweep rate of a swept-source OCT system while maintaining the same data acquisition rate and... Agent: Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc.
20130120758 - Laser ultrasonic measurement system with movable beam delivery: A laser ultrasonic measurement system includes a first and a second laser source configured to generate a first and a second laser beam, respectively. A movable mechanical link is arranged to transmit the first laser beam. The movable mechanical link is formed by a plurality of rigid sections interconnected by... Agent:
20130120759 - Apparatus for measuring a distance: The invention relates to an apparatus for measuring a distance. A self-mixing interference (SMI) unit (2) generates an SMI signal, wherein the SMI unit comprises a laser (3) emitting a first laser beam (4) for being directed to an object (5) and wherein the SMI signal depends on an interference... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130120760 - Ambient light rejection for non-imaging contact sensors: A sensor for capturing images of skin topology is provided having a platen, and a one or two-dimensional array of light sensing pixel elements for receiving light representative of skin topology when skin, such as finger(s), are present upon the platen. Such sensor being improved by structures, layers, or methods... Agent:
20130120762 - Diaphragm position measuring method, diaphragm position measuring apparatus, diaphragm positioning method and diaphragm positioning apparatus: A diaphragm position measuring method and a diaphragm position measuring apparatus are disclosed, which are capable of measuring a deviation quantity between a center of an optical diaphragm and an optical axis with high accuracy. A diaphragm positioning method and a diaphragm positioning apparatus are further disclosed, which are capable... Agent:
20130120761 - Optical proximity sensors with offset compensation: An optical proximity sensor includes a driver, light detector and offset signal generator. The driver selectively drives a light source. The light detector produces an analog detection signal indicative of an intensity of light detected by the light detector. The detected light can include light transmitted by the light source... Agent: Intersil Americas LLC
20130120763 - Measurement system of a light source in space: A system measures the position of a light source in space using an imager and transparent surface with a pattern on top. The pattern consists of a repetitive pattern and a distinctive element. The system achieves sub-micron precision. It also handles the measurement of several light sources simultaneously, and the... Agent:05/09/2013 > 28 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories.
20130114063 - Range finder: A laser range finder 100 includes: a light source 10 emitting light from a linear light-emitting portion 10a with making a divergent angle of the light larger in a transversal direction of the light-emitting portion 10a than in a longitudinal direction thereof; an objective lens 30 projecting the light onto... Agent: Nikon Vision Co., Ltd.
20130114064 - System architecture design for time-of-flight system having reduced differential pixel size, and time-of-flight systems so designed: Embodiments of the present invention provide methods to produce a high performance, feature rich TOF system, phase-based or otherwise using small TOF pixels, single-ended or preferably differential, as well as TOF systems so designed. IC chip area required for pixels is reduced by intelligently off-loading or removing from within the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130114065 - Method for measuring the heights of components based on laser ranging: Provided is a method for measuring the heights of components based on laser ranging, including the following steps of: 1) a laser ranger uniformly moving along a test route and measuring the distance from each test point to the laser ranger; 2) the laser ranger transmitting the measurement result and... Agent: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20130114066 - System and method of in situ wind turbine blade monitoring: Systems and methods are disclosed for monitoring parameters such as the material properties or structural integrity of a wind turbine blade on a wind turbine. An example method comprises detecting light reflected from a wind turbine blade, generating a value based on the detecting, comparing the value to a threshold... Agent: Bluescout Technologies, Inc.
20130114067 - High density wind velocity data collection for wind turbine: Methods and systems for collecting high-density wind velocity data for the inflow area of a wind turbine are presented. Wind turbines are provided with one or more wind velocity sensors that provide a plurality of wind velocity measurements to the turbine from various ranges and locations across the inflow. Sensors... Agent: Bluescout Technologies, Inc.
20130114068 - Sample cell for fluid analysis system: Systems and method are disclosed for determining a concentration of an analyte (e.g., glucose) in a fluid (e.g., blood). The system can draw blood from a patient and deliver the blood to a sample cell. A centrifuge motor can spin the sample cell to separate the fluid into a plurality... Agent: Optiscan Biomedical Corporation
20130114069 - Imaging volumes with arbitrary geometries in contact and non-contact tomography: A method for tomographic imaging of diffuse medium includes directing waves into a diffusive medium, solving a surface-bounded inversion problem by forward field calculations through decomposition of contributions from the multiple reflections from an arbitrary surface within the diffusive medium or outside the diffusive medium into a sum of different... Agent:
20130114070 - Targeted agile raman system for detection of unknown materials: The present disclosure provides for a system and method for detecting unknown materials. A test data set, which may comprise a hyperspectral data set, is generated representative of a first location. The test data set may be analyzed to determine a second location which may be interrogated using a Raman... Agent: Chemimage Corporation
20130114071 - Device and method for determining the orientation of two shafts connected via two universal joints and a third shaft with a pivot joint: A device for measuring and optionally correcting the angular offset of two shafts which are connected to one another by way of two universal joints and a third shaft calls for the measurement heads of an optoelectronic alignment device to be adjustably arranged on the shafts by means of at... Agent: Pruftechnik Ag
20130114072 - Solar cell inspection method and apparatus thereof: A solar cell inspection method and apparatus are disclosed. An embodiment of the solar cell inspection method includes the steps of: charging a diffusion capacitance of a solar cell; after charging the diffusion capacitance, discharging the diffusion capacitance; and detecting light emitted by the solar cell during the discharging step.... Agent: Chroma Ate Inc.
20130114073 - Light quantity detection method and device therefor: To enable measurement over a wide dynamic range from weak light quantity to strong light quantity in a light quantity detection device for detecting the light quantity, a detection signal from a photon counting light detector is A/D converted. When the A/D converted detection signal has a preset threshold value... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20130114074 - Substrate inspection apparatus and substrate inspection method: A substrate inspection apparatus for detecting a conditionof an EBR line at a substrate edge, comprising a turntable for rotating a substrate having a film coated thereon, a light irradiator, and a photoelectric converter that receives specularly reflected light from the substrate and ouputs a captured image signal. A two-dimensional... Agent:
20130114075 - Biologic fluid sample analysis cartridge: A biological fluid sample analysis cartridge, analysis system, and method for analyzing a biologic fluid sample are provided. The cartridge includes a collection port, at least one channel within the cartridge in fluid communication with the collection port, a passage in fluid communication with the at least one channel, and... Agent: Abbott Point Of Care, Inc.
20130114076 - Cartridge with large-scale manufacturing design: The invention relates to a cartridge (110) and an examination apparatus (100) for optical examinations of a sample. The cartridge (110) comprises a transparent bottom layer (113) that is of substantially uniform thickness and a top layer (111, 112) comprising a sample chamber (SC). The bottom layer and the top... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130114077 - Spectrometer miniaturized for working with cellular phones and other portable electronic devices: Based on the present invention, superior compact spectrometers may be constructed and integrated into a cellular phone, or attached to a cellular phone. Such a cellular phone may be a PDA phone, which supplies electrical power to the said spectrometer, provided with data storage, signal processing capability, and real-time display.... Agent:
20130114078 - Defect inspection method and device therefor: Disclosed is a defect inspection method which makes it possible to scan the entire surface of a sample and detect minute defects without causing thermal damage to the sample. A defect inspection method in which a pulse laser emitted from a light source is subjected to pulse division and irradiated... Agent:
20130114079 - Optical phase device, method and system.: The invention provides an optical phase device, method and system. The optical phase device consists of a transparent dielectric substrate, a multilayer stack of dielectrics and a buffer layer. The refractive index of the transparent dielectric substrate, the multilayer stack of dielectrics and the buffer layer are all larger than... Agent: Beihang University
20130114080 - Modification of a flow cell to measure adsorption kinetics under stagnation point flow and development of a setup correction procedure for obtaining adsorption kinetics at the stagnation point: This application describes a flow cell to perform experiments under well-controlled hydrodynamic conditions. The resulting cell enables combining the advantages of in-situ spectroscopic ellipsometry with stagnation point flow conditions. An additional advantage is that the proposed cell features a fixed position of the “inlet tube” with respect to the substrate,... Agent:
20130114081 - Inspection apparatus and inspection method: There is provided an inspection apparatus, including: an illumination section configured to irradiate a pattern, a detection section configured to detect a reflected light from the pattern, and a calculation section configured to compare a first change and a second change to calculate a deviation between the first and second... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20130114082 - Temperature response sensing and classification of analytes with porous optical films: Methods and systems of the invention can determine the identity and quantity of analytes in a vapor. In preferred methods, a porous optical film is exposed to vapor which contains analyte. The porous optical film is heated and its optical response is monitored during heating. An optical response observed via... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California
20130114083 - Spectroscopic measurement apparatus: A spectroscopic measurement apparatus includes: a wavelength tunable interference filter including a fixed substrate having a fixed reflection film, a movable substrate having a movable reflection film, and an electrostatic actuator that changes a gap value of an inter-reflection-film gap by applying a voltage to bend the movable substrate; a... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130114084 - Liquid consumption apparatus: A liquid consumption apparatus includes a detection portion in which a light emitting portion and a light receiving portion are arranged, a liquid container that houses a liquid and in which a prism having a cavity is disposed, a carriage with respect to which the liquid container is attachable and... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130114085 - Dynamically adjustable semiconductor metrology system: The present invention may include an illumination source, a detector, a selectably adjustable optical system including a dynamically adjustable illumination pupil of the illumination arm, a dynamically adjustable collection pupil of the collection arm, a dynamically adjustable illumination field stop of the illumination arm, a dynamically adjustable collection field stop... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation
20130114086 - Device, light source device, and imaging apparatus using the same: A device includes a first resonating cavity and a second resonating cavity. The first resonating cavity includes a first end surface and a second end surface. The first resonating cavity has a first free spectral range. The first free spectral range is a first frequency of a wavelength dependent ripple... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130114087 - Low coherence interferometry using encoder systems: A method for determining information about changes in a position of an encoder scale includes separating, in a first interferometry cavity, a low coherence beam into a first beam propagating along a first path of the first interferometry cavity and a second beam propagating along a second path of the... Agent: Zygo Corporation
20130114088 - Method and apparatus for the remote nondestructive evaluation of an object: A method and apparatus for the remote nondestructive evaluation of an object such as a wind turbine blade involves applying mechanical and/or thermal stress to the object and then scanning the object using long-range thermographic and/or laser interferometric imaging. The laser interferometric imaging is preferably performed by a long range... Agent:
20130114089 - Device for sensing a capsule in a beverage production apparatus: The invention aims to provide a device sensing a capsule (2) inserted in a receptacle (1) in machine and physical parameters of liquid supplied by a beverage production apparatus flowing through the capsule in function of the type of capsule. The capsule containing beverage ingredient is inserted in a cylindrical... Agent: Nestec S.a.
20130114090 - System and method for in situ monitoring of top wafer thickness in a stack of wafers: A system for holding non-contact wafer probes over the surface of a wafer which includes a system for flushing the surface of the probe during grinding.... Agent: Strasbaugh05/02/2013 > 39 patent applications in 32 patent subcategories.
20130107242 - Measurement apparatus: The present invention provides a measurement apparatus which measures a distance between a reference surface and a test surface, including n (n=an integer of not smaller than 2) frequency scanning light sources, a splitting element configured to split beam from each of the n frequency scanning light sources to enter... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130107243 - Fast, high resolution 3-d flash ladar imager: e
20130107244 - Gas phase cooling and mixture analysis: A system includes a cold cell tube configured to receive a mixture of a target gas and a buffer gas to cool the target gas to a temperature at which a partial pressure of the target gas is greater than the saturated vapor pressure of the target gas while maintaining... Agent: President And Fellows Of Harvard College
20130107246 - Optical touch sensing structure and manufacturing method thereof: An optical touch sensing structure includes a transparent substrate and a stacked transparent optical layer. The transparent substrate has an upper surface. The stacked transparent optical layer is disposed on the upper surface of the transparent substrate with a portion of the upper surface being exposed. The stacked transparent optical... Agent: Subtron Technology Co., Ltd.
20130107245 - Rotating sensor for occupancy detection: A system to detect occupants is provided. The system may rotate the field of views of multiple sensors in order to scan an area. The system may scan the area multiple times. The system may determine the number of occupants in the area based on a comparison of a scan... Agent: Redwood Systems, Inc.
20130107247 - Inspecting method and inspecting apparatus for substrate surface: An inspecting method and apparatus for inspecting a substrate surface includes illuminating a light to the substrate surface having a film, detection of a scattered light or reflected light from a plurality of positions of the substrate surface to obtain a plurality of electrical signals, comparison of the plurality of... Agent:
20130107248 - Enhanced defect scanning: One of the broader forms of the present disclosure involves a method of enhanced defect inspection. The method includes providing a substrate having defect particles and providing a fluid over the substrate and the defect particles, the fluid having a refractive index greater than air. The method further includes exposing... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
20130107249 - Container inspection apparatus and method: A method of and apparatus for inspecting a container having a base and a mouth. Light is directed through the container base into the container, and out of the container through the container mouth, using at least one light source disposed beneath the container base. A plurality of images of... Agent:
20130107250 - Free-standing structures for molecular analysis: A structure for molecular analysis is disclosed. The structure includes a nanostructure and a nanoparticle attached to the nanostructure, wherein the nanostructure is free-standing and wherein the nanoparticle, the nanostructure or both the nanoparticle and the nanostructure are coated with a metal coating; or a plurality of nanoparticles, wherein the... Agent:
20130107251 - Multi-cuvette autosampler for photo-optical measurements: A motorized multi-cuvette rotatable carousel positions cuvettes around a stationary axis. A rotatable cuvette holder plate positions cuvettes in the carousel. The cuvette holder plate has spring tensioning elements that hold cuvettes in a precise position within the cuvette holder plate. A cuvette positioning arm is attached to the rotatable... Agent: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
20130107252 - Optical pickup device: An optical pickup device includes: a first partition wall defining two housing portions inside a housing, and including a through-hole penetrating from a first principal surface to a second principal surface of the first partition wall; a light-emitting element holder holding a light-emitting element, including an opening through which a... Agent:
20130107253 - Entanglement process: A process for entangling quantum states of respective quantum systems measures electromagnetic radiation emitted from a first system and from a second system. The two systems are exposed to excitation radiation having a probability per time of producing a photon, and an interference element is coupled to receive photons from... Agent:
20130107254 - Porous sers analytical devices and methods of detecting a target analyte: A surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) analytical device includes a substrate having a porous structure, and a plurality of plasmonic nanoparticles embedding in the porous structure and forming a sensing region. A method of detecting a target analyte in a sample includes contacting the sample with the substrate, whereby the... Agent: University Of Maryland, College Park
20130107255 - Spectrophotometer: Disclosed is a spectrophotometer capable of achieving a good signal-to-noise ratio by improving the use efficiency of the amount of light emitted from a Xe flash lamp or other intermittent light source. Light having a desired wavelength is selected from the light emitted from the Xe flash lamp (1), which... Agent:
20130107256 - Analytical apparatus and analytical method: Disclosed is a flow cytometer using a spectral device and a multi-detector, in which setting of an optimum wavelength band prior to measuring fluorescence intensity in real time is supported. A signal processing unit stores the intensities in multiple wavelength bands, the intensities being obtained by measuring a calibration sample,... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20130107257 - Multichannel polarization stabilization employing synchronous phase-locking methods: A multichannel optical system including a mixing device responsive to a sample beam and a reference beam that provides an in-phase signal including the mixed sample beam and reference beam having a relative phase of 0° and a quadrature phase signal including the mixed sample beam and reference beam having... Agent: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
20130107258 - Downhole sensors using anisotropic permittivity: A apparatus for use in a borehole in an earth formation. The apparatus may include: an electromagnetic source; an anisotropic permittivity material, either natural or manufactured, receiving electromagnetic radiation from the electromagnetic source; and a detector for estimating the electromagnetic radiation transmitted through the anisotropic permittivity material as an indication... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20130107259 - Overlay target geometry for measuring multiple pitches: An 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 provide metrology information pertaining to... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation
20130107260 - Spectrometer: A spectrometer includes a light source section that includes a plurality of LEDs having different emission wavelengths, a variable wavelength interference filter that selectively extracts light of a predetermined wavelength, a detector that detects the amount of light, and a control circuit section. The control circuit section includes a mode... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130107261 - Method of treatment analysis with particle imaging: A method for determining the effectiveness of the treatment of a fluid for the purpose of reducing or eliminating particles in the fluid. The method includes the steps of obtaining samples of the fluid before and after treatment, delivering the samples to a particle imaging system, obtaining image information of... Agent: Fluid Imaging Technologies, Inc.
20130107262 - Spectrophotometer: A spectrophotometer includes a fixed substrate having a fixed reflecting film, a movable substrate having a movable reflecting film, a tunable interference filter having a static actuator changing the gap distance of an inter-reflecting film gap between the fixed reflecting film and the movable reflecting film, a detecting section detecting... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130107263 - Remote absorption spectroscopy by coded transmission: Remote absorption spectroscopy uses coded electromagnetic transmission directed through a medium under investigation to one or more remote receivers. The coded transmission includes at least one wavelength coincident with an absorption band of interest and one wavelength in an off-line band and a predefined relationship between spectral components in and... Agent: Exelis Inc.
20130107264 - Process for the selective determination of oil mist or aerosols: An automated analysis method for an impactor used as a measuring transducer for the selective determination of oil mist or aerosols. The process includes the steps of rotating the deflector plate (5) of the measuring transducer (1) about the symmetry axis thereof and of determining the quantity of oil deposited... Agent: Drager Safety Ag & Co. Kgaa
20130107265 - Otdr light reflection structure of optical sub-assembly for transceivers of pon system: An OTDR light reflection structure of optical sub-assembly for transceivers of PON system includes: a retainer member installed at an end section of a light guide unit of the optical sub-assembly for transceivers and positioned in the optical sub-assembly for transceivers, the retainer member having a first end and a... Agent: Ezconn Corporation
20130107266 - Process for predicting amount of coarse flakes in coating compositions by wet color measurement: The present invention is directed to a process for predicting amount of coarse flakes, such as metallic aluminum flakes present in a coating composition, such as automotive OEM or refinish paint. The process includes measuring flop of a layer of the coating composition applied over a test substrate by using... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company
20130107267 - Sensor for use in a liquid medication delivery system: A sensor for use in a liquid medication delivery system is presented. The sensor has a micro-fluidic chamber comprising a rigid bottom structure, a cover, and an optical detection system that emits one or more light beams toward the cover membrane and to observe the one or more light beams... Agent: Roche Diagnostics International Ag
20130107268 - Method and device for high resolution full field interference microscopy: The invention relates to an incoherent light full field interference microscopy device for the imaging of a volumetric scattering sample (106). The device comprises an interference device (100) between a reference wave (401), produced by reflection of an incident wave by a reflective surface (105) of a reference arm of... Agent: Lltech Management
20130107269 - Electric field spectrum measurement device and object measurement device: Every depth of the measurement object measures energy structural information, refractive index, transmittance, reflectance other than property information of (as for the resolution several microns), e.g., space information at the same time. A spectrum measurement device receives a reference wave propagating in a reference path and a measurement wave propagating... Agent: National University Corporation Nagaoka University Of Technology
20130107270 - Static fourier spectrometer: The objective is achieved by the fact that the static Fourier spectrometer contains an input collimator optically coupled with the interferometric unit consisting of a beam splitter and at least two mirrors installed with the ability to create an interference image localized in the plane of the mirrors, and an... Agent:
20130107271 - System and method for reducing errors in a resonator fiber optic gyroscope: An exemplary resonator fiber optic gyroscope comprises a resonator having an optical fiber loop; a light source configured to generate a light beam; and an intensity modulation circuit coupled between the light source and the resonator. The intensity modulation circuit is configured to modulate the intensity of the light beam... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20130107272 - Optical tomographic imaging apparatus and imaging method therefor: An imaging apparatus adjusts the polarization directions of irradiation beams (to a diffraction grating) corresponding to first and second beams respectively which have different polarization directions (for example, by adjusting a relative angle formed between light-emitting ends of respective polarization maintaining fibers) so that the spectral characteristics of the irradiation... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130107275 - Method and device for high resolution full field interference microscopy: According to one aspect, the invention relates to a device (20) for three-dimensional imaging by full-field interferential microscopy of a volumic and scattering sample (1) comprising an emission source (201) for emitting an incident wave with low temporal coherence, an imaging interferometer (200) of variable magnification, allowing for the acquisition... Agent: Lltech Management
20130107273 - Optical coherence tomography: An optical coherence tomography system comprising a light source (a) and a probe (e) that has a window at a front facing end. The window has an inner face (i) that has an anti-reflection surface and allows light from the source to pass through it, and an outer face (j)... Agent: University Court Of The University Of St. Andrews
20130107274 - Optical imaging and mapping using propagation modes of light: Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for implementing Doppler optical coherence tomography and microangiography imaging. In one aspect, a device for optically measuring a sample includes a swept light source to produce an input beam of coherent light for optically probing a target area of a sample, a waveguide to... Agent: Tomophase Corporation
20130107276 - Device and method for interferometric measuring of an object: A device for the interferometric measuring of an object, including a light source to generate an emitted beam, a beam splitting device for splitting the emitted beam into a measuring beam and at least first and second reference beams, an optic interference device, and first and second detectors, with the... Agent: Polytec Gmbh
20130107277 - Optical tomographic imaging apparatus and imaging method therefor: d
20130107278 - Device for testing the quality of microstructurization: wherein n is selected from the group consisting of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 and a is selected from the group consisting of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 and a≠n. Corresponding methods and uses are also described.... Agent:
20130107279 - Optical apparatus, position detection apparatus, microscope apparatus, and exposure apparatus: The present invention provides an apparatus including an aperture stop including a first aperture configured to define an illumination condition for illuminating an illumination surface to a first condition, and a second aperture configured to define the illumination condition to a second condition, and fixed on a pupil plane of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130107280 - Measuring amount of media during stack compression: A method of determining an amount of media in a stack of media that is disposed within a media holding receptacle of an imaging system, the method includes providing a stack-compressing element configured to contact a first piece of media in the stack of media; providing a sensor to detect... Agent:04/25/2013 > 31 patent applications in 23 patent subcategories.
20130100432 - Laser rangefinder with single shutter: A laser rangefinder with single shutter includes a body and a laser-radiating board. The body has a transmitting gateway and a receiving gateway. A shutter is mounted in the transmitting gateway. The body has an adjusting gateway communicating with the transmitting gateway and the receiving gateway. The laser beam is... Agent:
20130100433 - Aperture system for multi-angle light scattering detectors: An apparatus for measuring the light scattering properties of a sample in a liquid medium, wherein the liquid medium with the sample is illuminated by a laser beam in a measuring cell transversely to the direction of filling the liquid medium in the measuring cell or transversely to the flow... Agent: Postnova Analytics Gmbh
20130100435 - Device and method intended to measure the properties of a complex medium by analysis of the variation in backscattered and/or transmitted light: Disclosed is a device and method intended to measure the properties of a complex medium (2) by analysing the variation in light backscattered by this complex medium (2) after a prior stirring step. The device and the method include movement element (14) capable of subjecting the receiving element (6) to... Agent: Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique - Cnrs
20130100434 - Optical detection apparatus and optical measurement system: An optical detection apparatus which is capable of measuring a sample is provided. The optical detection apparatus includes a plurality of light emission units, a light receiving unit, a driving unit, and an analyzing unit. Each of the light emission units is capable of emitting a light beam. The light... Agent: Lite-on It Corporation
20130100438 - Method and apparatus for detecting a vehicle movement: The description relates to a method and a motion sensor for detecting a vehicle movement with respect to a subsurface. The motion sensor comprises a light source unit (12) for emitting light of at least one wavelength onto the subsurface (1), at least one detector (22) for detecting light reflected... Agent: Wabco Gmbh
20130100437 - Method of computing an effective bandwidth of a multimode fiber: A method of assessing the power penalty at a given bit error rate of a multimode fiber including measuring a set of elementary fiber responses corresponding to different offset launches of light over the core radius into the multimode fiber, generating a global fiber response by applying, to the set... Agent: Draka Comteq B.v.
20130100436 - Molecular filters: Molecular filters are disclosed herein. An example of the molecular filter includes a rolled substrate having an interior surface and opposed ends that are substantially orthogonal to the interior surface. The rolled substrate defines a layer and a fluid flow path extending from one of the opposed ends to another... Agent:
20130100439 - Smart fiber optic sensors systems and methods for quantitative optical spectroscopy: Smart fiber optic sensors, systems, and methods for performing quantitative optical spectroscopy are disclosed. In one embodiment, smart fiber optic sensor can include a sensing channel, a calibration channel, and a pressure sensing channel. External force or pressure can be calculated at pressure sensing channel for monitoring and controlling pressure... Agent: Duke University
20130100440 - Optical fiber curvature measuring method: An optical fiber curvature measuring method comprising rotatably holding an end of the optical fiber, irradiating two points at a prescribed distance from each other on a side surface of the fiber with a pair of parallel light beams orthogonal to an axial direction, measuring representative positions of scattered and... Agent: Shin-etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
20130100441 - Optical inspection apparatus and edge inspection device: The optical inspection apparatus comprises the following components: a surface inspection device 300 for inspecting the surfaces of a wafer 100 for defects; a wafer stage 210 located on the wafer transfer path along which the wafer 100 is transferred to the surface inspection device 300; an edge inspection module... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20130100442 - Optical measurements of properties in substances using propagation modes of light: This application describes designs, implementations, and techniques for controlling propagation mode or modes of light in a common optical path, which may include one or more waveguides, to sense a sample.... Agent: Tomophase Corporation
20130100443 - Device for splitting light into components having different wavelength ranges and methods of use: A prism including a substrate faceted to provide a plurality of flat surfaces, wherein at least two of the plurality of surfaces, each including a filter coating, form at least two filter surfaces, wherein each filter surface selectively permits passage of a predetermined wavelength and reflects remaining wavelengths along an... Agent: Acea Biosciences, Inc
20130100444 - Bulk material sampling and laser targeting system: A method is described for providing a continuous flow of a target material past a laser to enable repeated firings of the laser beam at the material in a controlled and uniform fashion. The objective is to provide a means to characterize the target material using laser induced breakdown spectroscopy.... Agent: Chesner Engineering, P.C.
20130100445 - Method for data acquisition: A method for data acquisition from a combustion process that generates hot gases includes directing a light beam through the hot gases, detecting signals indicative of a scattered beam in a predefined direction by each hot gas volume through which the light beam passes through, processing the detected signals to... Agent: Alstom Technology Ltd
20130100446 - Inspection apparatus and inspection method: The invention is directed to find a false defect from defect candidates and obtain a threshold with which the false defect can be eliminated by the smallest number of review times. Defect candidates are reviewed and selected as a defect or a false defect. By deleting a defect candidate having... Agent: Hitachi High-tecnologies Corporation
20130100447 - Optical sensing utilizing optical crystal and polarization measurements: An apparatus for measuring a parameter includes: an optical crystal having an optical axis and configured to be disposed at a selected location; an optical signal source in optical communication with a surface of the crystal and configured to transmit an optical signal having an initial polarization to the surface,... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20130100448 - Surface inspection apparatus and surface inspection method: A surface inspection apparatus and a surface inspection method aim to securely deal with finer repetition pitch without shortening the wavelength of illumination light. To this end, the apparatus includes a unit illuminating repetitive pattern(s) formed on the substrate surface to be inspected with linearly polarized light, a unit setting... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20130100449 - Method and device for measuring scattering-absorption body: Light irradiates one light incident position on the surface of a scattering-absorption body. The light that propagates through the interior of the scattering-absorption body is detected at one light detecting position on the surface of the scattering-absorption body. On the basis of a light detection signal, a temporal profile of... Agent: Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.
20130100450 - Apparatus for determining optical density of liquid sample and optical waveguide thereof: The present invention provides an optical waveguide, comprising: an input end for receiving a divergent beam; an output end for outputting an illuminating beam; a longitudinal cavity extending from the input end till the output end; a first pinhole located at a first predetermined distance from the input end within... Agent:
20130100451 - Method and device for quantification of gases in plumes by remote sensing: Method and device for quantifying ingredients of a plume. In one embodiment, the method includes sweepingly directing a beam of light through the plume to a surface on which the beam of light is scattered, acquiring the scattered light scattered from the surface, and processing the acquired scattered light to... Agent: Hager Environmental And Atmospheric Technologies, LLC
20130100452 - Device for high-resolution determination of the concentration of substances in fluid media: The present invention relates to a device for determining the concentration of substances in fluid media.... Agent: Bluepoint-medical Gmbh & Co.kg
20130100454 - Integrated plasmonic sensing device and apparatus: An integrated plasmonic sensing device is monolithically integrated and provides marker-free detection (eliminating the need to use fluorescent or absorbing markers) and in-situ monitoring of conditions at each detection region. The integrated plasmonic sensing device includes a plasmonic backplane disposed on a monolithically integrated image sensor. One or more plasmonic... Agent: Integrated Plasmonics Corporation
20130100453 - Measurement of liquid fraction dropout using micropatterned surfaces: Accurate, real-time detection of dew point of a gaseous sample can be accomplished using the systems and techniques described herein. A gaseous sampling chamber defining an interior volume includes a patterned structure having a roughened surface exposed to the gaseous sampling chamber. The patterned structure includes an open volume accessible... Agent:
20130100457 - Apparatus for low coherence optical imaging: The present invention relates to an apparatus for low coherence optical imaging, and more particularly to an apparatus for low coherence optical imaging which can obtain the information of the different depths of a sample simultaneously. The apparatus comprises a phase transformation unit or a beam shift unit. The phase... Agent: National Taiwan University
20130100455 - Method and apparatus for optical imaging via spectral encoding: Exemplary method, apparatus and arrangement can be provided for obtaining information associated with a sample such as a portion of an anatomical structure. The information can be generated using first data, which can be based on a signal obtained from a location on the sample, and second data, where the... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation
20130100456 - Systems and methods for swept-source optical coherence tomography: Systems and methods for increasing the duty cycle and/or producing interleaved pulses of alternating polarization states in swept-source optical coherence tomography (OCT) systems are considered. Embodiments including improved buffering, frequency selecting filter sharing among multiple SOAs, intracavity switching, and multiple wavelength bands are described. The unique polarization properties of the... Agent: Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc.
20130100458 - Multi-wavelength interferometer, measurement apparatus, and measurement method: A multi-wavelength interferometer includes a beam splitter configured to split plural light fluxes into a reference beam and a measurement beam, a frequency shifter configured to shift a frequency of at least one of the reference beam and the measurement beam to make the frequencies of the reference beam and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130100459 - Detector, imprint apparatus, and article manufacturing method: A detector for detecting interfering light of diffracted light components diffracted by marks formed on first and second objects includes: an illumination optical system configured to form an intensity distribution including first and second poles which illuminate a first mark arranged on the first object and a second mark arranged... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130100460 - Apparatus for measuring warpage characteristic of specimen: There is provided an apparatus for measuring a warpage characteristic of a specimen, the apparatus including: a light irradiating unit irradiating light toward the specimen; alight transmitting member transmitting the light irradiated by the light irradiating unit therethrough and including a reference lattice pattern to allow a shadow to be... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co.,ltd.
20130100461 - Methods and apparatuses for position and force detection: Methods and apparatuses for detection of a force acting on an object trapped in optical tweezers and/or for detection of a position change of an object illuminated by a light beam are described. In this respect, light scattered from the object is guided via a telescope arrangement to a detector... Agent: Carl Zeiss Microscopy Gmbh
20130100462 - Optical reader systems and methods with rapid microplate position detection: Optical reader systems and methods with rapid microplate position detection capability are disclosed. The optical reader system includes a scanning optical system configured to scan select position-detecting features to accurately determine the microplate position within the optical reader system. The method includes measuring positions of the position-detecting features in order... Agent:Previous industry: Photocopying
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