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Optics: measuring and testing

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12/04/2014 > 37 patent applications in 24 patent subcategories.

20140354975 - Apparatus and method for measuring mechanical properties of tendons in tension leg platforms: An apparatus to monitor the loads and mechanical behavior of tendons for a tension leg platform (TLP) uses sensors attached directly to the tendons by adhesive of by friction mount. The sensors are typically in a sensor ring assembly which is placed around the perimeter of the tension leg. Ruggedized... Agent:

20140354974 - Apparatus and method for monitoring the mechanical properties of subsea longitudinal vertical components in offshore drilling and production applications: An apparatus to monitor the loads and mechanical behavior of subsea longitudinal vertical components of off shore drilling and production platforms (SLVCs) uses sensors attached directly to the tendons by adhesive or by friction mount. The sensors are typically in a sensor ring assembly which is placed around the perimeter... Agent:

20140354973 - Structural health monitoring method and apparatus based on optical fiber bend loss measurement: A fiber optic strain sensor, an optical pulse generator generates an initial optical pulse, and launches it into an optical fiber-optical strain probe chain through an optical circulator. The scattered optical power in the optical fiber and optical strain probe chain is sent to an optical receiver, also via the... Agent:

20140354976 - Apparatus and system for characterizing an aerosol particle flow: An apparatus and method for improving aerosol particle characterization and detection accuracy in clean room applications that includes an optical particle sizer that receives a particle containing aerosol sample at a higher flow rate which is operatively coupled to an inertial aerosol concentrator for concentrating particles received from the optical... Agent:

20140354977 - Fitting tip with relay lens for fiber-optic connector endface inspector: A fitting tip of fiber-optic connector endface inspection microscope for inspecting angled connector endfaces includes a relay lens fixed inside its internal channel and is designed such that when it is received in an intended connector adapter and mounted to the inspection microscope, the normal line to the connector endface... Agent:

20140354978 - Method, apparatus and system for minimally intrusive fiber identification: A method, apparatus and system for minimally intrusive fiber identification includes imparting a time-varying modulation onto an optical signal propagating in an optical fiber and subsequently detecting the presence of the time-varying modulation in the optical signal transmitting through the fiber to identify the fiber. In a specific embodiment of... Agent:

20140354979 - Optical refractive index measuring system based on speckle correlation: An optical detection system for measuring a refractive index of a liquid analyte comprising a light transmitting assembly fiber, which includes a single-mode fiber, an optical fiber sensing module and a multi-mode fiber. The optical detection system is configured to emit a coherent light beam to one end of the... Agent: Macau University Of Science And Technology

20140354980 - Article edge inspection: Provided herein is an apparatus, including a photon emitting means for emitting photons onto surface edges of an article, a photon detecting means for detecting photons scattered from particles on the surface edges of the article, and a mapping means for mapping a particle or a defect of the surface... Agent: Seagate Technology LLC

20140354981 - Surface feature manager: Provided herein is an apparatus, including a mapping means for generating a map of locations of surface features of an article based on photon-detector signals corresponding to photons scattered from the surface features of the article, and a surface feature manager. The surface manager is configured to locate a predetermined... Agent: Seagate Technology LLC

20140354982 - Apparatuses and methods for magnetic features of articles: Provided herein are apparatuses and methods related thereto, wherein at least one apparatus includes: a photon emitting means configured to emit photons, wherein the photons are scattered from magnetic features of an article; a photon detector array configured to receive scattered photons; and a processing means configured to differentiate the... Agent: Seagate Technology LLC

20140354983 - Apparatus and methods for finding a best aperture and mode to enhance defect detection: Disclosed are methods and apparatus for optimizing a mode of an inspection tool. A first image or signal for each of a plurality of first apertures of the inspection tool is obtained, and each first image or signal pertains to a defect area. For each of a plurality of combinations... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation

20140354984 - Surface features by azimuthal angle: Provided herein is an apparatus, including a photon emitting means configured to emit photons onto a surface of an article at a number of azimuthal angles; and a processing means configured to process photon-detector-array signals corresponding to photons scattered from surface features of the article and generate one or more... Agent: Seagate Technology LLC

20140354985 - Detection system and detection method: A detection method and a detection system for detecting surface abnormalities of a first lens and a second lens of an optical-electrical lens unit are provided. The first lens and the second lens are respectively protruded from two adjacent surfaces of the optical-electrical lens unit. The detection system includes a... Agent:

20140354986 - Evaluation of focusing performance in an assay analysis system: Methods, storage mediums and systems (MS&S) are provided which successively image an imaging region of an assay analysis system (AAS) as particles are loaded into the imaging region, generate a frequency spectrum of each image via a discrete Fourier transform, integrate a same coordinate portion of each frequency spectrum and... Agent: Luminex Corporation

20140354989 - Apparatus for testing samples using raman radiation: An apparatus and method using the apparatus for measuring target samples, particularly pharmaceutical products using Raman radiation. The sample is located in an aperture in a wall structure with a reflective surface on one or both of the sides of the wall structure facing respectively the excitation radiation transmitter or... Agent:

20140354988 - Method and device for processing data: High-speed data processing is achieved by measuring spectral data using a multivariate analysis. This is accomplished by a determining sampling intervals or sampling data to be used in the multivariate analysis, obtaining a spectral data group of the determined sampling intervals, and carrying out the multivariate analysis using the obtained... Agent:

20140354987 - Test apparatus and method of observing biopsy specimen sampled by using test apparatus: A test apparatus includes a biopsy needle for sampling a biopsy specimen. The biopsy needle includes a specimen holder that holds the sampled biopsy specimen, and an optical window disposed in the specimen holder and configured to allow optical detection. A biopsy specimen held by the specimen holder of the... Agent:

20140354990 - Method for measuring scattered light and apparatus for measuring scattered light: The invention provides a method for measuring light scattered on a sample in a medium, in particular a fluid medium, that comprises the following steps: providing a rotatably arranged measuring cell with a substantially circular cross-section in a plane perpendicular to the axis of rotation for receiving the medium and... Agent:

20140354991 - Normal-incidence broadband spectroscopic polarimeter containing reference beam and optical measurement system: Disclosed is a normal-incidence broadband spectroscopic polarimeter containing reference beam, comprising a light source, a first reflecting unit, a first concentrating unit, a second concentrating unit, a polarizer, a first curved mirror, a first planar mirror, a second reflecting unit and a probing unit. Also disclosed is an optical measurement... Agent: Bei Optics Technology Co., Ltd.

20140354993 - Localized surface plasmon resonance sensing system with anisotropic particles: A localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) sensing system with anisotropic particles is revealed. The anisotropy of nanoparticles spectrally splits the phase spectra of two perpendicular polarizations thus inducing a phase difference between the two polarizations. An apparatus of ellipsometry is used to measure the phase difference. The simulated results demonstrate... Agent: National Cheng Kung University

20140354992 - Localized surface plasmon resonance sensing system with particles arranged in anisotropic periodic manner: A localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) sensing system with particles arranged in anisotropic periodic manner is revealed. The anisotropy of the nanoparticle array spectrally splits the phase spectra of two perpendicular polarizations thus inducing a phase difference between the two polarizations. An apparatus of ellipsometry is used to measure the... Agent: National Cheng Kung University

20140354994 - Photon emitter array: Provided herein is an apparatus, including at least two photon emitters, each with a preselected polarization orientation, and configured to emit polarized photons onto a surface of an article, and a processing means configured to process photon-detector-array signals corresponding to photons scattered from surface features of the article, and generate... Agent: Seagate Technology LLC

20140354995 - Wireless sensor: Systems and methods for wirelessly detecting area changes are provided. Predetermined thresholds may be stored in memory. Each predetermined threshold is associated with a time of day, calendar day, and/or activity. The sensor may detect a change in the in the targeted area. The detected change is evaluated to determine... Agent:

20140354996 - Tunable electro-optic filter stack: A holographic polymer dispersed liquid crystal (HPDLC) tunable filter exhibits switching times of no more than 20 microseconds. The HPDLC tunable filter can be utilized in a variety of applications. An HPDLC tunable filter stack can be utilized in a hyperspectral imaging system capable of spectrally multiplexing hyperspectral imaging data... Agent: Drexell University

20140354997 - Optical measuring apparatus for a vehicle, driver assistance device having such a measuring apparatus, and vehicle having a corresponding measuring apparatus: The invention relates to an optical measuring apparatus (1) for a vehicle (6), having at least one optical transmitter, at least one optical receiver (12) and a deflection mirror arrangement having at least one deflection mirror (11), wherein the measuring apparatus (1) has a support (8) on which a first... Agent: Valeo Schalter Und Sensoren Gmbh

20140354998 - Supplemental device for attachment to an injection device: A supplemental device for attachment to an injection device including a dosage window covering a sleeve on which dose values are marked is disclosed. The supplemental device comprises a main body; an arrangement for supporting the main body of the supplemental device in a predetermined positional relationship with the injection... Agent:

20140355000 - Drive control method of optical coherence tomography apparatus: A drive control method of an SD-OCT system which includes a light source including an SLD, which is a superluminescent diode, and a drive control unit that drive-controls the SLD, and a spectroscope including a linear sensor, and performs a spectroscopic process on returned light, which is emitted from the... Agent:

20140354999 - Ultracompact fabry-perot array for ultracompact hyperspectral imaging: Techniques for hyperspectral imaging, including a device for hyperspectral imaging including at least one tunable interferometer including a thin layer of material disposed between two or more broadband mirrors. Electrodes placed on either side of the tunable interferometer can be coupled to a voltage control circuit, and upon application of... Agent: The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York

20140355001 - Measuring deflection in an optical fiber sensor by comparing current and baseline frames of speckle interference patterns: A sensor compares frames of pixels representing a speckle pattern caused by interference of light through an optical fiber to detect magnitudes of deflection of the fiber. A coherent light source illuminates the optical fiber. An image sensor captures the speckle pattern and frames of pixels produced by the image... Agent: Stratus Devices, Inc.

20140355002 - Error measurement method and machine tool: A method for measuring errors in the linear feed shafts of a multi-spindle machine tool having two or more rotating feed shafts in addition to three linear feed shafts, wherein: at least first through third reflecting minors are attached to a table of the machine tool; a laser length-measuring machine... Agent: Makino Milling Machine Co., Ltd.

20140355003 - Lighting device for inspection and lighting method for inspection: In order to make it possible for a difference between a defect and a normal part, such as contrast, to appear, a lighting device for inspection is provided with: a surface light source that emits inspection light; a lens that is provided on a light axis of the inspection light... Agent:

20140355004 - Method for measuring end portion shape of threaded pipe or tube: The present invention provides a method for measuring an end portion shape of a threaded pipe or tube P, the method including: a thread axis detection step; a laser light positioning step; a laser light image capture step; and a shape calculation step. In the laser light positioning step, the... Agent: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation

20140355007 - Blade tip timing: A method of determining rotor blade axial displacement (bij). The rotor blade tip (34) comprises first and second measurement features (36, 38) arranged to make an acute angle therebetween. Measure time of arrival (tijk) of the once per revolution feature (1), first and second edges (40, 42) of the first... Agent: Rolls-royce PLC

20140355006 - Measuring device: Provided is a measuring device including a photoelectric conversion unit that receives a light beam emitted from a position measurement object by different optical path lengths and that outputs an electrical signal corresponding to intensity of the received light beam for each optical path length, and a measuring unit that... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd

20140355005 - System and method for calibrating laser processing machines: A method calibrates a laser processing machine by commanding a scan head to direct a laser beam to a desired position, then senses an actual position of the laser beam directly using a position sensitive detector (PSD) after the scan head is positioned. A relative position between the scan head... Agent:

20140355008 - Spray droplet sizer: A spray sizer is provided that can measure the average droplet size in a spray. The spray sizer first separates a section of the spray for measurement. This section of the spray is passed through an optical droplet counter and the number of the droplets is measured while the droplets... Agent:

20140355009 - Measuring apparatus: A measuring apparatus includes a supporting column, a securing assembly, and a pair of measuring elements. The securing assembly is movably located on the supporting column at a predetermined height. The pair of measuring elements is secured on the securing assembly opposite to each other. The measuring elements receive a... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

11/27/2014 > 32 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories.

20140347648 - Apparatus, system and method of communicating positioning information: Some demonstrative embodiments include apparatuses, systems and/or methods of communicating positioning information. For example, an apparatus may include an optical communication unit to communicate Intensity-Modulated (IM) optical signals of a positioning packet, the positioning packet including a first portion and a second portion, the first portion including information modulated over... Agent:

20140347649 - Method and arrangement for testing the proper functionality of an elevator: The invention relates to a method for testing the proper functionality of an elevator, in which a car (3) is movable in an elevator shaft having an elevator shaft excavation space, and a characteristic value is ascertained under predefined test conditions to determine the proper functionality of the elevator. To... Agent:

20140347650 - Distance-measuring device alignment: Some embodiments of the invention relates to an alignment method and an optoelectronic distance-measuring device. The optoelectronic distance-measuring device may comprise an assembly having a radiation source for emitting an optical transmission radiation, a detector for receiving an optical reception radiation and a printed circuit board, which are arranged in... Agent:

20140347651 - Photonic doppler velocimetry lens array probe incorporating stereo imaging: A probe including a multiple lens array is disclosed to measure velocity distribution of a moving surface along many lines of sight. Laser light, directed to the moving surface is reflected back from the surface and is Doppler shifted, collected into the array, and then directed to detection equipment through... Agent: National Security Technologies, LLC

20140347652 - Method and device for detecting symmetry of optical fiber: A method for detecting symmetry of optical fibers and a device thereof are provided. The method includes: receiving, by a boundary clock, a first timestamp message carrying a first timestamp via a slave port, and a second timestamp message carrying a second timestamp via a passive port; and determining, by... Agent:

20140347653 - Optical device, optical test bench and optical test method: This optical system includes: a device (106) for generating a plane light wave, called a collimated light wave (OLcol); and a device (114) for deviating the collimated light wave so as to provide a light wave, called a test light wave (OLtest), the deviating device (114) having an adjustable focal... Agent: Cassidian Test & Services

20140347654 - System for measuring the image quality of an optical imaging system: Methods for measuring the image quality of a projection objective include providing a measuring structure on an image-side of the projection objective, providing an immersion fluid between the projection objective and the measuring structure, directing light through the projection objective and the immersion fluid to the measuring structure while shielding... Agent:

20140347655 - Machining head for a laser machining apparatus: A machining head of a laser machining apparatus comprises focusing optics which focus laser radiation in a focal spot. A measuring device measures changes of the focal length of the focusing optics. The measuring device has a light source for generating measuring light that is different from the laser radiation.... Agent: Alsitec S.a.r.l.

20140347656 - Device for inspecting ceramic sphere: Provided are a sintered ceramic and a ceramic sphere which are inhibited from suffering surface peeling due to fatigue resulting from repetitions of loading and can attain an improvement in dimensional accuracy when subjected to surface processing and which have excellent wear resistance and durability. A ceramic-sphere inspection device is... Agent: Tsubaki Nakashima Co., Ltd.

20140347657 - Illumination system for detecting the defect in a transparent substrate and a detection system including the same: An illumination device for providing near isotropic illumination, and particularly an illumination system for detecting the defect in a transparent substrate and a detection system including the same are presented, An illumination system includes: an illumination system for detecting the defect in a transparent substrate, including light source receptacle in... Agent: Saint-gobain Glass France

20140347658 - Supporting device: A supporting device includes a stage, a level-meter assembly, a supporting pole, a first and second adjusting members. The stage includes a supporting plate having an upper surface and a lower surface, a first side plate, and a second side plate opposite to the first side plate. The two side... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140347660 - Metrological apparatus: Metrological apparatus and a confocal sensor for use in such apparatus are described. The confocal sensor (1) has an optical pinhole (11) adapted for letting through a light beam (2). An optical assembly of the sensor has a first lens (12) having a refractive profile (121) and a diffractive profile... Agent: Taylor Hobson Limited

20140347659 - Stationary waveguide spectrum analyser: A waveguide spectrum analyser comprises an input waveguide (10) for receiving a beam of electromagnetic radiation to be spectrally analysed, a plurality of output waveguides (14, 16) which are single mode for wavelengths longer than a certain minimum, a substantially wavelength independent splitter (18) for splitting the input radiation between... Agent: Waterford Institute Of Technology

20140347661 - Apparatus for filtering species: An apparatus for filtering species in a fluid includes a body having a first side and a second side, a first set of nano-fingers positioned on the body near the first side, a second set of nano-fingers positioned on the body closer to the second side than the first set... Agent:

20140347662 - Coupled cavity spectrometer with enhanced sensitivity and dynamic range: An optical resonator by which reflectivity of ring-down cavity mirrors can be altered and enhanced by adding external optical cavities that recycle light to the main cavity. A coupled-cavity ring-down spectroscopy (CC-RDS) is used for controlling the finesse of an optical resonator. Applications include extending the sensitivity and dynamic range... Agent: The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of Commerce

20140347663 - Aerosol exposure monitoring: A gas processing device such as an aerosol exposure monitor is configured for acquiring chronic data, acute data, or both simultaneously, and may include a pump and a noise dampening device. The noise dampening device may include an elastomeric membrane between an inlet chamber and an outlet chamber. In another... Agent: Research Triangle Institute

20140347664 - Apparatus and method for identifying defects within the volume of a transparent sheet and use of the apparatus: An apparatus for identifying defects within the volume of a transparent sheet, such as a glass sheet, is provided. The apparatus includes an illumination device that directs incident light onto at least a portion of a surface of the sheet so as to illuminate the sheet, and an image detector... Agent:

20140347665 - Device and method for measuring phase retardation distribution and fast axis azimuth angle distribution in real time: Device and method for measuring phase retardation distribution and fast axis azimuth angle distribution of birefringence sample in real time. The device consists of a collimating light source, a circular polarizer, a diffractive beam-splitting component, a quarter-wave plate, an analyzer array, a charge coupled device (CCD) image sensor and a... Agent: Shanghai Institute Of Optics And Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy Of Sciences

20140347666 - Metrology system optimization for parameter tracking: Methods and systems for evaluating the capability of a measurement system to track measurement parameters through a given process window are presented herein. Performance evaluations include random perturbations, systematic perturbations, or both to effectively characterize the impact of model errors, metrology system imperfections, and calibration errors, among others. In some... Agent:

20140347667 - Laser spectrometer and a method for operating a laser spectrometer: A method for operating a laser spectrometer includes passing light of a semiconductor laser through a gas mixture containing a gas component and through an etalon structure onto a detector. The method also includes varying an injection current of the laser based on a predefined current-time function in order to... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140347668 - Phantom and method for manufacturing the same, and accuracy control method: A phantom has a base material, light absorbers/scatterers in the base material, and a film member on the surface of the base material. The base material has light propagation characteristics and acoustic propagation characteristics similar to those of a human tissue. The film member covers at least a portion of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140347669 - Dynamic characterization of particles with flow cytometry: Flow cytometry concepts are modified to enable dynamic characterizations of particles to be obtained using optical scattering data. Particles in flow will be introduced into a sample volume. Light scattered by a particle in the sample volume is collected and analyzed. What differentiates the concepts disclosed herein from conventional flow... Agent: University Of Washington

20140347670 - Optical interferometer and vibrometer comprising such an optical interferometer: An optical interferometer including an output-beam beam input for coupling-in an output beam, and a beam splitter device for splitting the output beam into at least one first sub-beam and one second sub-beam, the interferometer being embodied as a heterodyne interferometer by virtue of at least one optical frequency shifter... Agent: Polytec Gmbh

20140347671 - Sagnac interferometer-type fiber-optic current sensor: In one embodiment, a Sagnac interferometer-type fiber-optic sensor includes a synchronous detection circuit to carry out synchronous detection of detected light signal with a phase modulation angular frequency of a phase modulator. A signal processing circuit calculates and outputs the magnitude of current to be measured using the signal detected... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140347672 - Apparatus and method for quantitive phase tomography through linear scanning with coherent and non-coherent detection: The disclosed invention describes a new apparatus performing a new data acquisition for quantitative refractive index tomography. It is based on a linear scanning of the specimen, opposed to the classical approaches based on rotations of either the sample or the illumination beam, which are based on the illumination with... Agent: Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne (epfl)

20140347673 - Laser tracking interferometer: A laser tracking interferometer has a carriage provided with a first displacement gauge outputting a displacement signal associated with a relative displacement from a reference sphere; a second retroreflector provided to the carriage; a laser interferometer provided to the carriage and outputting a displacement signal associated with a relative displacement... Agent: Mitutoyo Corporation

20140347674 - Fiber optic position sensor and method for using: A method and apparatus are provided for detecting both an absence and a presence of a light beam moving in an optical fiber to determine the position of a component. The method is carried out by the apparatus which includes a plunger having first and second positions coordinated with first... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140347676 - Methods and apparatus for imaging of occluded objects: An active imaging system, which includes a light source and light sensor, generates structured illumination. The light sensor captures transient light response data regarding reflections of light emitted by the light source. The transient light response data is wavelength-resolved. One or more processors process the transient light response data and... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

20140347675 - Screen-less ballistic chronograph: A method and apparatus for detecting a projectile or another moving object as it passes through a light curtain generated by one or more emitters, by the means of detecting the light of the light curtain reflected by the passing object onto a detector located in proximity to the emitter.... Agent:

20140347677 - Distance measurement apparatus: The present invention relates to a distance measurement apparatus. The distance measurement apparatus according to the present invention has, mounted thereon, a light transmitting portion which emits light, and a light receiving portion including a light receiving element where a spot of the light is collimated. The present invention comprises:... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20140347679 - Gap measurement device: A gap measurement device 1 comprises a light source 5 for projecting light on a gap 3 to be measured, a lens optical system 6 for focusing on an imaging surface 7 a gap image 3A from light transmitted through the gap 3, and a light-receiving element 9 for receiving... Agent: Harmonic Drive Systems Inc.

20140347678 - Optoelectronic method and appliance for measuring the inside diameter of a hollow body: g

11/20/2014 > 27 patent applications in 25 patent subcategories.

20140340668 - Apparatus for measuring distance: The present invention relates to an apparatus for measuring a distance, the apparatus including a light transmitter including a light source configured to emit a light, and a collimator lens configured to emit a light by converting the light emitted from the light source to a collimation light, and a... Agent:

20140340669 - Unknown: A long-range optical instrument comprises at least one observation beam path and an apparatus for laser ranging comprising at least one transmission apparatus with a transmission beam path and at least one reception apparatus with a reception beam path, moreover comprising an image rendering unit. The transmission beam path of... Agent: Carl Zeiss Sports Optics Gmbh

20140340670 - Method of classifying and discerning wooden materials: A score of each of multiple pieces of reflection spectrum information included in a population is calculated using a first second principal component loading acquired by a principal component analysis, and a first group is classified based on the calculated score. Then, a score of each of multiple pieces of... Agent: National University Corporation Nagoya University

20140340671 - Optical carrier based microwave interferometric system and method: An optical carrier based microwave interferometry (OCMI) system for measuring a physical, chemical, or biological property broadly comprises an optical carrier signal source, a waveguide, a microwave envelope signal source, a microwave modulator, an optical interferometer, a detector, and an analyzer. An optical carrier signal is modulated with a microwave... Agent: Habsonic LLC

20140340672 - Automatic lens mapping system: A system for holding and aligning spectacles such that mapping measurements of the optical properties of a lens can be performed with the lens held such that its optical axis is parallel to the incident measurement beam. This may be implemented using three points which define a plane with which... Agent: Visionix Ltd

20140340673 - Eyeglass lens measuring apparatus, method for distinguishing upper portion from lower portion of eyeglass lens, and point marking adapter: An eyeglass lens measuring apparatus includes a measuring optical system configured to measure optical properties of an eyeglass lens for the right eye and optical properties of an eyeglass lens for the left eye; and a point marking mechanism including a first point marking member configured to provide a first... Agent: Nidek Co., Ltd.

20140340674 - Cuvette, insert, adapter and method for optically examining small amounts of liquid: Cuvette, comprising at least one measuring area on each one of two arms that are pivotally connected to each other such that from a swung-apart condition, they can be swung together into a measuring position in which the two measuring areas have a distance for positioning a sample between the... Agent: Eppendorf Ag

20140340675 - Discrimination method and apparatus of cardiac tissue using raman scattering: A method and an apparatus for discriminating a cardiac tissue using Raman scattering are provided which enable a noninvasive discrimination of the cardiac tissue to be accurately performed. The discrimination method includes: a step of irradiating a sample containing a cardiac tissue with excitation light; a step of detecting Raman... Agent: Horiba, Ltd.

20140340676 - Method for assessing perspiration reduction: A method to assess perspiration reduction of a composition comprising obtaining an amount of water in stratum corneum in a first area of skin on an individual using confocal Raman spectroscopy, applying a composition to the first area of skin on the individual, having the individual perform an activity to... Agent: Colgate-palmolive Company

20140340677 - Spectroscope and microspectroscopic system: A spectroscope used for a microspectroscopic system includes: a collimating optical system that causes signal light to be substantially collimated light; spectroscopic optical systems and each of which includes at least one of each of spectral elements and in which a wavelength band for spectral separation varies depending on an... Agent:

20140340678 - Photoreceptor protein-based spectrophotometer, method for manufacturing the same and method for light detection using the same: A photoreceptor protein-based spectrophotometer may include a field-effect transistor and a photoreceptor protein on the field-effect transistor (FET), the photoreceptor protein exhibiting change in electrical properties by absorbing light and being activated. Since the spectrophotometer can convert the light absorbed by the photoreceptor protein to an electrical signal using the... Agent: Korea Institute Of Science And Technology

20140340680 - Apparatus and method for mobile device camera testing: A mobile device testing system with a sphere assembly is disclosed. The sphere assembly is a source integrating sphere and a test integrating sphere connected by an optical channel. A source illuminates the source integrating sphere with electromagnetic radiation of a known spectrum of wavelengths, usually light. The electromagnetic radiation... Agent: Labsphere, Inc.

20140340679 - Interchangeable chromatic range sensor probe for a coordinate measuring machine: An interchangeable chromatic range sensor (CRS) probe for a coordinate measuring machine (CMM). The CRS probe is capable of being automatically connected to a CMM under program control. In one embodiment, in order to make the CRS probe compatible with a standard CMM auto exchange joint, all CRS measurement light... Agent: Mitutoyo Corporation

20140340681 - Particle detecting device and particle detecting method: A particle detecting device includes a frame, a chamber that is disposed within the frame, a sample injection flow path for injecting, into the chamber, a fluid that includes particles, from a first inlet opening that is provided in the frame, an adjusting mechanism that adjusts a state of the... Agent: Azbil Corporation

20140340682 - Metrology system calibration refinement: Methods and systems for matching measurement spectra across one or more optical metrology systems are presented. The values of one or more system parameters used to determine the spectral response of a specimen to a measurement performed by a target metrology system are optimized. The system parameter values are optimized... Agent:

20140340683 - Reflection probe: The invention relates to a reflection probe for measuring properties of liquid and/or solid substances, and to the use thereof.... Agent:

20140340684 - Method for the laser spectroscopy of gases: A method of determining a concentration of a gas in a sample and/or the composition of a gas using a spectrometer comprises the transmitting of radiation whose wavelength substantially continuously runs through a wavelength range, wherein the continuous running through of the wavelength range is overlaid by a wavelength modulation;... Agent: Sick Ag

20140340685 - Photoacousticbracket, photoacoustic probe and photoacoustic imaging apparatus having the same: In accordance with one exemplary embodiment of the present invention, a photoacoustic probe includes: at least one optical fiber irradiating laser to a target; an ultrasonic probe collecting a photoacoustic signal generated by the target having absorbed the laser; and a fluid-type light reflector reflecting laser reflected, scattered, or deflected... Agent: Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.

20140340686 - Variable wavelength interference filter, optical module, and optical analysis device: An etalon is provided with a fixed substrate and a movable substrate opposed to the fixed substrate. The fixed substrate is provided with a first bonding surface to be bonded to the movable substrate via a bonding film and a first electrode surface on which a part of the first... Agent:

20140340687 - Gyrolaser with optimized ignition: A gyrolaser comprises: a ring-shaped optical cavity and a gaseous medium, and at least three electrodes in contact with the gas of the amplification medium, the electrodes generating charges when ignition voltage is applied; the cavity and distribution of the electrodes comprising at least one plane of symmetry perpendicular to... Agent:

20140340688 - Slow-light sensor utilizing an optical filter and a narrowband optical source: An optical device and a method of using an optical filter are provided. The optical device includes an optical filter and a narrowband optical source. The optical filter has a refractive index that varies along a length of the optical filter. The narrowband optical source is in optical communication with... Agent: The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University

20140340689 - Frequency-domain optical coherence tomography with extended field-of-view and reduction of aliasing artifacts: The present disclosure provides an OCT imaging system to reduce or eliminate frequency-domain aliasing artifacts. The frequency is shifted using a carrier frequency to define a sampling range substantially centered on the carrier frequency. An image of the sample is generated from a displayed imaging range that consists of a... Agent:

20140340690 - Guided optical router, fibre-optic interferometer integrating such an optical router and method of guided optical routing: A bidirectional guided optical router includes an evanescent-field optical coupler having three input ports, three output ports, a first central waveguide, a second lateral waveguide and a third lateral waveguide and an evanescent-field-based optical coupling zone in which the first, second and third waveguides are disposed so as to allow... Agent: Ixblue

20140340691 - Enhancements to integrated optical assembly: An integrated optical assembly is provided, with enhancements that are particularly useful when the integrated optical assembly forms part of a laser radar system. The integrated optical assembly produces a reference beam that is related to the optical characteristics of a scanning reflector, or to changes in position or orientation... Agent:

20140340692 - Proximity sensing method, proximity sensing device, and electronic device thereof: An exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure illustrates a proximity sensing method used in a controller of a proximity sensing device. Firstly, a cross talk value is initialized. After the cross talk value is initialized, whether the cross talk value should be updated is judged at least according to a... Agent: Lite-on Singapore Pte. Ltd.

20140340693 - Dismountable numerical control machine: Dismountable numerical control machine which comprises a first longitudinal bedplate (1), a base (2), a column (3) attached to the base (2), a secondary carriage or crosspiece (4) and an arm (5), in which the principal carriage or base (2) moves horizontally along the longitudinal bedplate (1), while the secondary... Agent: Unimetrik, S.a.

20140340694 - Optical measuring apparatus: An optical measuring apparatus includes a light emitter, a scanner, a polarizing plate, a photoreceiver, and a CPU. The light emitter emits a laser beam. The scanner uses the laser beam emitted from the light emitter and scans a measurement region where a work piece is placed. The polarizing plate... Agent: Mitutoyo Corporation

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

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