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Radiant energy January USPTO class patent listing 01/07Below 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. 01/25/2007 > 57 patent applications in 48 patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing
20070018069 - Image pickup apparatus, control method, and program: An image pickup apparatus, a control method and a program are provided. The image pickup apparatus includes an imaging module which takes an image; a display module which displays the image taken by the imaging module; a touch panel configured integrally with the display module and manipulatable by a user;... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20070018070 - Optical element positioning devices: An optical element positioning arrangement comprises a reflective optical element, actuators, flexures located between the actuators and said optical element, the arrangement being configured so that when a first actuator is actuated any displacement generated is transmitted via a flexure to said optical element and provided that a second actuator's... Agent: Workman Nydegger (f/k/a Workman Nydegger & Seeley)
20070018071 - Lithographic apparatus, illumination system, illumination controller and control method: A lithographic apparatus includes an illumination system configured to condition a radiation beam. The illumination system includes a pulsed source of radiation and a controller to control an output of the pulsed source of radiation. The controller includes a dose sensor to measure a dose of a pulse of the... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20070018072 - Image sensor with improved sub-sampling: An image sensor includes first and second pixel circuits and an output node coupled to the first and second pixel circuits. A bias circuit provides a higher bias current at the output node during a sub-sampling mode of operation of the image sensor for improved image quality.... Agent: Law Office Of Monica H Choi
20070018073 - Cmos image sensor device with beehive pattern color sensor cell array: A CMOS image sensor cell includes a first pixel area in which at least one first photodiode is disposed for generating a first sense signal in response to a photo-signal of a first color; a second pixel area neighboring the first pixel area, in which at least one second photodiode... Agent: Howard Chen Preston Gates & Ellis LLP
20070018074 - Image processing apparatus and image capturing apparatus: An image processing apparatus for processing a color image signal includes a signal processing unit for processing a plurality of image signals in parallel, where the plurality of image signals are in one-to-one correspondence with predetermined filter components; a storage unit including storage areas in one-to-one correspondence with the filter... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20070018075 - Image sensor: An image sensor including a pixel assembly, each pixel including a photodiode and an access transistor connected to a read circuit, the photodiode and the access transistor being formed in and above a first semiconductor substrate, all or part of the read circuit being formed in a second semiconductor substrate,... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Inc. C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, PC
20070018076 - Electromagnetic digitizer sensor array structure: An electromagnetic digitizer having a sensor segment that includes a generally longitudinal network of conductive lines. Two or more conductive lines are coupled in parallel. To enhance sensitivity, the adjacent lines are interconnected along the longitudinal structure, using interconnections in the form of short lines, oriented at an angle. The... Agent: Liu & Liu
20070018077 - Tunable photonic crystal: An infrared emitter, which utilizes a photonic crystal (PC) structure to produce electromagnetic emissions with a narrow band of wavelengths, includes a semiconductor material layer, a dielectric material layer overlaying the semiconductor material layer, and a metallic material layer having an inner side overlaying the dielectric material layer. The semiconductor... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP Attn: Intellectual Property Deptartment
20070018079 - Light-receiving amplifier circuit and optical pick-up device using the same: The present invention provides a light-receiving amplifier circuit which includes a clipping circuit, can prevent an oscillation at the time of clipping operation, and can freely set clipping voltage. The light-receiving circuit of the present invention includes a photodiode, an operation amplifier, a conversion resistance connected between an output terminal... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20070018080 - Photoelectric conversion device and camera using photoelectric conversion device: A photoelectric conversion device has pixels arranged in an array. Each pixel includes a light receiving region for converting light to signal charges and an insulation film formed on a surface of the light receiving region. Each pixel further includes transistors, including an amplifying transistor for amplifying the signal charges.... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20070018078 - Electronic circuit, electronic device, method of driving electronic device, electro-optical device, and electronic apparatus: An electronic device includes a plurality of first wiring lines, a plurality of second wiring lines that intersect the plurality of first wiring lines, a plurality of unit circuits that are disposed so as to correspond to intersections between the plurality of first wiring lines and the plurality of second... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20070018081 - System for directing moving object: A moving-object directing system for directing a moving object to a target location includes: a moving-object directing unit and a moving object. The moving-object directing unit includes: a directing signal transmitter for generating a first moving-object directing signal, sequentially transmitting the first moving-object directing signal 360° in all directions, generating... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070018083 - Structural health monitoring layer having distributed electronics: A sensor array embedded within a flexible layer. The sensors, which can be transducers, are controlled by local electronics also embedded within the flexible layer. The invention includes numerous different arrangements of these electronic controllers and their associated transducers. For example, each transducer can have its own controller embedded nearby.... Agent: Dla Piper Rudnick Gray Cary Us, LLP
20070018082 - Photo-detection device and method: The broad range measurement exploiting the usual propagated light and the high resolution measurement mode exploiting near-field light are to be accomplished with a sole as-assembled optical probe. To this end, light radiated through an optical probe 13 having a light shielding coating layer 33 formed for defining a light... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070018084 - Optical configuration for imaging-type optical encoders: A displacement measuring device including a scale, and an optical readhead including an index pattern and a light receiving element is provided. A bright/dark pattern arising from a scale grating is detected by the readhead to measure displacement. In various embodiments, a magnification of the pattern is adjusted by the... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20070018086 - Optical encoder: A main scale of an optical displacement measuring apparatus has slits arranged on it at regular intervals, a part of which is a missing slit that does not allow light to pass through used for detecting the original point. An index scale has four sets of windows formed on it.... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.
20070018085 - Photoelectric encoder and electric device provided with the same: A photoelectric encoder of the invention is furnished with a light-emitting element and a light-receiving element for sending and receiving light that are disposed in opposition to one another, and a support member for accommodating the light-emitting element and the light-receiving element. The support member is provided with a through... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20070018087 - Scan boundary determination: A light source control method and apparatus of an image scanner is disclosed. The invention utilizes a determination means and an illumination control device to perform partial or full illumination and adjust brightness so that the light source can be operated more efficiently and more economically.... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group
20070018088 - Sensor semiconductor device and fabricating method thereof: A sensor semiconductor device and a fabrication method thereof are provided. The fabrication method includes mounting a sensor chip on a surface of a substrate; forming a transparent cover on the sensor chip; forming a dielectric layer and a circuit layer on the substrate, wherein the sensor chip is electrically... Agent: Edwards & Angell, LLP
20070018089 - Radiometer imaging system and method thereof: A radiometer imaging system includes an antenna array having a plurality of sub-arrays, each being formed of a plurality of antenna elements arranged in a sub-Y-type, a receiver array having the same number of receivers as the antenna elements, each receiver being associated with one of the antenna elements in... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20070018090 - Radiation detection method and system using the sequential probability ratio test: A method and system using the Sequential Probability Ratio Test to enhance the detection of an elevated level of radiation, by determining whether a set of observations are consistent with a specified model within a given bounds of statistical significance. In particular, the SPRT is used in the present invention... Agent: James S. Tak Assistant Laboratory Counsel
20070018091 - Sample preparation method: The present invention provides a method of sample preparation for use in obtaining elemental isotope ratios of a material by accelerator mass spectrometry. The method comprises forming the material into a sample without any substantial chemical alteration of the material. The invention also provides a sample for use in obtaining... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20070018092 - Electronic read-out circuits for pixilated/resistive charge detectors: Methods and systems for measuring charges deposited on resistive and/or pixilated electrodes are described. The system includes a Time-of-Flight (TOF) detector with precise timing information provided by a discriminator implemented as a combination of a leading edge discriminator and a constant fraction discriminator. The discriminator initiates acquisition of the peak... Agent: Fish & NeaveIPGroup Ropes & Gray LLP
20070018093 - Analyzing chamber including a leakage ion beam detector and mass analyzer including the same: In an analyzing chamber for a mass analyzer, a body of the analyzing chamber may include an inlet through which an ion beam enters and an outlet through which the ion beam leaves. A shielding section may be installed on a sidewall. The shielding section may prevent the ion beam... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070018094 - Method for providing barrier fields at the entrance and exit end of a mass spectrometer: A method and apparatus for trapping or guiding ions is provided. The ion trap or ion guide includes a first set of electrodes and a second set of electrodes, the first set of electrodes defining a first portion of an ion channel to trap or guide the introduced ions. In... Agent: Bereskin And Parr
20070018095 - Energy selecting slit and energy selective sample analysis systems utilizing the same: A device comprising an energy selecting slit assembly is provided. The slit assembly comprising a slit assembly chassis, opposing slit mechanisms, and an actuator assembly. One of the terminal ends of the actuator arm comprises a relatively fixed terminus, while the other terminal end of the arm comprises a relatively... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP One Dayton Centre
20070018096 - Cantilever array, method for fabricating the same, scanning probe microscope, sliding apparatus of guiding and rotating mechanism, sensor, homodyne laser interferometer, laser doppler interferometer having optically exciting function for exciting sample,: A cantilever array having a simple structure and being able to reliably detect a surface of a sample, a method for fabricating the same, a scanning probe microscope, a sliding apparatus of a guiding and rotating mechanism, a sensor, a homodyne laser interferometer, a laser Doppler interferometer having an optically... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070018097 - Scanning probe microscope and method of operating the same: A scanning probe microscope capable of preventing contact between the probe and a sample and a method of operating this microscope. The scanning probe microscope measures the topography of a surface of the sample by scanning the probe relative to the surface of the sample. A scanning reference position in... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20070018100 - Charged-particle beam instrument and method of detecting information from specimen using charged-particle beam: A charged-particle beam instrument and method are offered which can inspect side and rear surfaces of the outer periphery of a specimen. The instrument has a source of the charged-particle beam and an objective lens for focusing the beam onto the specimen positioned inside a specimen chamber. The instrument further... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20070018101 - Electron beam apparatus and method of manufacturing semiconductor device using the apparatus: The present invention provides an electron beam apparatus for irradiating a sample with primary electron beams to detect secondary electron beams generated from a surface of the sample by the irradiation for evaluating the sample surface. In the electron beam apparatus, an electron gun has a cathode for emitting primary... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20070018099 - Method of measuring three-dimensional surface roughness of a structure: An improved method of measuring the three-dimensional surface roughness of a structure. A focused ion beam is used to mill a succession of cross-sections or “slices” of the feature of interest at pre-selected intervals over a pre-selected measurement distance. As each cross-section is exposed, a scanning electron microscope is used... Agent: Michael O. Scheinberg
20070018098 - Nanotube probe and method for manufacturing the same: The nanotube probe according to this invention is constructed by fastening a nanotube 8 on the protruded portion 4 of a cantilever by way of at least two partial coating films 12a and 12b. One or more additional partial coating films may be formed in the intermediate area between these... Agent: Koda & Androlia
20070018102 - Light-emitting component provided with a luminescence conversion element: The invention encompasses a light-emitting component having at least one primary radiation source that in operation emits an electromagnetic primary radiation, and at least one luminescence conversion element by means of which at least a portion of the primary radiation is converted into a radiation of altered wavelength. Disposed after... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20070018103 - Method and apparatus for frequency-converting infrared light: The invention relates to methods and apparatus for modifying the frequency characteristics of a spatially-dispersed mid-IR spectra for spectroscopy. In a preferred embodiment, sum frequency generation between a frequency-dispersed IR beam and an ultrafast optical pulse generates a spatially-extended optical signal that is collected with a CCD detector.... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP
20070018104 - Machine for detecting sulfur hexafluoride (sf6) leaks using a carbon dioxide laser and the differential absorption lidar ( dial) technique and process for making same: A machine for detecting sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) leaks using the mid-infrared differential absorption lidar (DIAL) technique with a commercically available, air-cooled, compact, pulsed transversely-excited-atmospheric (TEA) carbon dioxide (CO.sub.2) laser, a Cassegranian optical telescope for focusing both the laser emission and returning reflected signal, a user-operated focusing mechanism, a two-dimensional, thermoelectrically-cooled... Agent: Parviz Parvin Unite 7
20070018105 - Infra-red (ir) sensor with controllable sensitivity: An infrared sensor contains a sensor array and a sensitivity adjuster. The sensor array collects IR energy from an external scene, and the sensitivity adjuster adjusts a pixel grouping for light collection and/or readout, so that the resulting IR image is available at a required sensitivity level.... Agent: Martin D Moynihan Prtsi Inc
20070018106 - Passive infra-red detectors: A passive infra-red detector including at least three sub-detectors, each sub-detector being operative to receive infra-red radiation from a corresponding one of at least three sub fields-of-view, each sub field-of-view being exclusively defined by an optical element which does not define any other sub field of view, the sub fields-of-view... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20070018107 - Scintillator and radiation detector, and radiation inspecting device: A scintillator, characterized in that it comprises crystals of Pr1-xCexF3 [wherein 0<x<0.5]. It emits a light in ultraviolet and visible regions when it is irradiated with a light or a radiation. The scintillator uses a material which exhibits improved performance with respect to the strength in light emission and to... Agent: Young & Thompson
20070018108 - 3d image reconstructing method for a positron ct apparatus, and positron ct apparatus: Image quality deterioration due to a drop in resolution or lowering of S/N ratio while reducing the amount of data stored during a 3D data acquisition process, and shortening the time from the start of an examination to the end of imaging. The method and apparatus of this invention perform,... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20070018109 - Systems and methods for camera calibration: A method and system for calibrating a scintillation camera includes steps of constructing a pair of generic linearity coefficient (LC) matrices from a representative detector based on measurement of non-linearity; and transforming the pair of generic LC matrices according to measured pinhole locations from a lead mask to generate detector... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070018110 - Micro neutron detectors: Micro neutron detectors include relatively small pockets of gas including a neutron reactive material. During use, under a voltage bias in a neutron environment, neutron interactions in the neutron reactive material are seen to occur. Ultimately, electron-ion pairs form and positive ions drift to a cathode and electrons to the... Agent: King & Schickli, PLLC
20070018111 - Megavoltage imaging system: Some embodiments include a particle source, an RF power source, an accelerator waveguide, and an imaging device. The particle source is to generate a first injector current and a second injector current, the first injector current being less than the second injector current. The RF power source is to generate... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070018112 - Apparatus for generating a plurality of beamlets: The invention relates to an apparatus for generating a plurality of charged particle beamlets, comprising a charged particle source for generating a diverging charged particle beam, a converging means for refracting said diverging charged particle beam and a lens array comprising a plurality of lenses, wherein said lens array is... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070018113 - Multi-anode detector with increased dynamic range for time-of-flight mass spectrometers with counting data acquisitions: A detection scheme for time-of-flight mass spectrometers is described that extends the dynamic range of spectrometers that use counting techniques while avoiding the problems of crosstalk. It is well known that a multiple anode detector capable of detecting different fractions of the incoming particles may be used to increase the... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP
20070018114 - Resonance method for production of intense low-impurity ion beams of atoms and molecules: The present invention comprehends a compact and economical apparatus for producing high intensities of a wide variety of wanted positive and negative molecular and atomic ion beams that have been previously impossible to previously produce at useful intensities. In addition, the invention provides a substantial rejection of companion background ions... Agent: Nields & Lemack
20070018115 - Electron beam sterilizer: A plurality of vessel holder means 14 are mounted around a revolving body 12 at an equal circumferential spacing. Each vessel holder means 14 includes two holders 26, 26 for carrying two vessels 4, 4 in vertical alignment. A path along which the revolving body 12 revolves contains an inversion... Agent: Flynn Thiel Boutell & Tanis, P.C.
20070018116 - Apparatus and method for all-solid-state fluorescence lifetime imaging: Fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) is a powerful technique increasingly used in the life sciences during the past decades. An all-solid-state fluorescence-lifetime-imaging microscope (1) with a simple lock-in imager (4) for fluorescence lifetime detection is described. The lock-in imager (4), originally developed for 3D vision, embeds all the functionalities required... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP
20070018117 - Imaging mode for linear accelerators: Some embodiments include reception of a first instruction to enter an imaging mode, and, in response to the first instruction, automatic performance of at least one of: reduction of a focal spot size of a radiation beam, movement of a flattening filter out of a path of the radiation beam,... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070018118 - Lithographic apparatus, contaminant trap, and device manufacturing method: A lithographic apparatus includes a radiation system including a radiation source for the production of a radiation beam, and a contaminant trap arranged in a path of the radiation beam. The contaminant trap includes a plurality of foils or plates defining channels that are arranged substantially parallel to the direction... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20070018120 - Configuration management and retrieval system for proton beam therapy system: In a complex, multi-processor software controlled system, such as proton beam therapy system (PBTS), it may be important to provide treatment configurable parameters that are easily modified by an authorized user to prepare the software controlled systems for various modes of operation. This particular invention relates to a configuration management... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070018119 - Device for producing extreme uv radiation: An extreme UV radiation producing device in which adhesion of solid tin in the vacuum pump of an evacuation device is restricted, so that the maintenance period and the replacement period of the pump is prolonged is achieved by the provision of a treatment unit between a radiation source chamber... Agent: Roberts, Mlotkowski & Hobbes
20070018121 - Method and system for automatic beam allocation in a multi-room particle beam treatment facility: The present invention is related to a method and a system for automatically allocating a particle beam to one of a plurality of treatment rooms. Upon receiving a request from one of the beam users, the system checks whether the beam is available and may automatically allocate the beam to... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery
20070018122 - Systems for protecting internal components of an euv light source from plasma-generated debris: Systems and methods are disclosed for protecting an EUV light source plasma production chamber optical element surface from debris generated by plasma formation. In one aspect of an embodiment of the present invention, a shield is disclosed which comprises at least one hollow tube positioned between the optical element and... Agent: Matthew K. Hillman Cymer, Inc., Legal Dept.
20070018123 - Surface mount type photo-interrupter and method for manufacturing the same: A surface mount type photo-interrupter includes an insulating base, a light emitting element and a light receiving element provided on the insulating base, a first terminal electrode for the light emitting element, a second terminal electrode for the light receiving element, a first primary mold which is transparent and covers... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.
20070018124 - Image display unit: It is configured such that one lens surface of the convex lenses (L21, L22) which are located near to pupil H of the eyeball and with respect to which the deflection angles of the light beams are larger is made a conic surface having a conic constant K<0 and, at... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20070018125 - Computed radiography cassette system: A method for scanning and processing computed radiography x-ray images in order to maximize the usage of cassette options. The storage phosphor radiography imaging method of the invention employs a cassette comprising a storage phosphor screen adapted to be exposed to x-rays to store a latent x-ray image in the... Agent: Pamela R. Crocker Patent Legal Staff01/18/2007 > 32 patent applications in 22 patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing
20070012859 - Focus detection apparatus: The present invention provides a focus detection apparatus. In the focus detection apparatus, a luminous flux deformation member is provided to deform a sectional shape of a luminous flux emitted from a light source, and thereby a light quantity difference and a light intensity difference are decreased in light beams... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20070012860 - Optical source with ultra-low relative intensity noise (rin): Apparatus for the generation of ultra-low noise light comprising: a laser generating light at a central frequency and having a frequency dependent relative intensity noise spectrum; and an optical filter having a substantially conjugate symmetric transfer function; wherein the center frequency of the light generated by the laser is substantially... Agent: Mark J. Pandiscio Pandiscio & Pandiscio, P.C.
20070012864 - Camera module fabrication method: An image sensor package includes an image sensor, a window, and a molding, where the molding includes a lens holder extension portion extending upwards from the window. The lens holder extension portion includes a female threaded aperture extending from the window such that the window is exposed through the aperture.... Agent: Gunnison Mckay & Hodgson, LLP Garden West Office Plaza, Suite 220
20070012863 - Cmos image sensor and method for manufacturing the same: Disclosed are a CMOS image sensor and a manufacturing method thereof. The present CMOS image sensor comprises: first, second, and third photo diodes and a plurality of transistors spaced at a predetermined distance in a semiconductor substrate; a diffusion blocking layer on substantially an entire surface of the substrate, including... Agent: The Law Offices Of Andrew D. Fortney, Ph.d., P.C.
20070012865 - High-sensitivity optical scanning using memory integration: An inspection system includes a CMOS integrated circuit having integrally formed thereon an at least two dimensional array of photosensors and providing an inspection output representing an object to be inspected. A defect analyzer is operative to receive the inspection output and to provide a defect report.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070012862 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program: An image processing apparatus capable of easily acquiring original data includes an image data storage unit adapted to store data contained in an image, an image reading unit adapted to convert the contents of a paper document into an image by photoelectric conversion, a region specifying unit adapted to partially... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20070012861 - Solid-state imaging device: A solid-state imaging device comprises: a semiconductor substrate; and a plurality of photodiodes arranged in a surface of the semiconductor substrate, each of the photodiodes having a predetermined shape and being divided into: a first split pixel occupying a central region of a photo acceptance surface of each of the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070012870 - Analog bus driver and multiplexer: For a source-follower signal chain, the ohmic drop in the selection switch causes unacceptable voltage offset, non-linearity, and reduced small signal gain. For an op amp signal chain, the required bias current and the output noise rises rapidly with increasing the array format due to a rapid increase in the... Agent: Alessandro Steinfl, Esq. C/o Ladas & Parry
20070012869 - Low power glare sensor: The invention may be embodied as a glare detection system or as a method of detecting glare. In a system according to the invention, there may be a light receiving surface, a first input channel, a second input channel, a glare signaling circuit and a glare reducing circuit. The first... Agent: Hodgson Russ LLP
20070012868 - Photo-sensitive element for electro-optical sensors: Photo-sensitive element (10) for electro-optical sensors, comprising at least a photodiode (11) able to generate a current that is function of the incident light, a conversion circuit (40) able to convert the current generated into a voltage signal, a comparator (12) able to commute if the voltage signal reaches or... Agent: Stevens Davis Miller & Mosher, LLP
20070012867 - Systems, circuits and methods for extending the detection range of an inspection system by avoiding circuit saturation: Inspection systems, circuits and methods are provided to enhance defect detection by addressing saturation levels of the amplifier and analog-digital circuitry as a limiting factor of the measurement detection range of an inspection system. In accordance with one embodiment of the invention, a method for inspecting a specimen includes directing... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP
20070012866 - Fabrication of low leakage-current backside illuminated photodiodes: Ultra-low leakage current backside-illuminated semiconductor photodiode arrays are fabricated using a method of formation of a transparent, conducting bias electrode layer that avoids high-temperature processing of the substrate after the wafer has been gettered. As a consequence, the component of the reverse-bias leakage current associated with strain, crystallographic defects or... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC
20070012871 - Catadioptric projection objective with adaptive mirror and projection exposure method: A catadioptric projection objective for microlithography has at least one curved mirror that is deformable and adjusting elements that can deform the deformable mirror. The adjusting elements are matched to given image errors and their correction. The invention is suitable for astigmatism, fourfold wavefront-deformations due to lens heating, compaction, and... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20070012872 - Optical position sensor: An optical positioning monitoring system is disclosed. The system has an optical sensing member disposed on a wellbore pipe, such as the tubing or production casing. When a tool comprising an actuating member acts on the optical sensing member, an optical signal is returnable from the optical sensing member indicating... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20070012874 - Apparatus for and method of driving x-y scanner in scanning probe microscope: Disclosed is an apparatus for driving an X-Y scanner in a scanning probe microscope. The apparatus includes one or more position detector for detecting a moved-position of a mobile stage and generating a moved-position signal. Thee mobile stage is capable of holding a specimen and moving along at least one... Agent: Silicon Valley Patent Group LLP
20070012875 - Optical scanning device, method of controlling optical scanning device, and image display apparatus: An optical scanning device, which scans a plurality of color light components so as to display an image, includes a light source unit that supplies a plurality of light beams, and a scanning unit that repeatedly scans each light beam from the light source unit in a first direction and... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20070012873 - Scanning-type probe microscope: The present invention provides a scanning probe microscope that is straightforward to use under sever environments. Optical fiber irradiates light from a laser diode towards the surface of a cantilever. The irradiated light is converged by a lens so as to irradiate the surface of the cantilever. Light reflected from... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20070012876 - Surface-normal optical path length for infrared photodetection: A SiGe surface-normal optical path photodetector structure and a method for forming the SiGe optical path normal structure are provided. The method comprises: forming a Si substrate with a surface; forming a Si feature, normal with respect to the Si substrate surface, such as a via, trench, or pillar; depositing... Agent: Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc. C/o Law Office Of Gerald Maliszewski
20070012877 - System and method for imaging of coated substrates: The present invention relates to a system for imaging the surface of a substrate through a coating on the substrate. The system includes an infrared light source positioned to cast an infrared light upon the substrate to thereby create reflected light. A focal plane array may be positioned to receive... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
20070012878 - Optical gas sensing apparatus: An optical gas sensing apparatus for sensing gas includes a tubular housing member, a column light source member, a column light sensing element member and an adhesive. The tubular housing member has a light-reflecting inner surface. The column light source member is provided to a first end portion of the... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20070012879 - Fast, simple radiation detector for responders: A radiation detection device, system, and method for use in homeland security is disclosed. The device is portable and includes a photomultiplier tube (PMT) connected to an end of a substantially rigid thin-walled aluminum tube. Inside the aluminum tube, a substantially straight scintillating fiber is disposed (so as to be... Agent: David A. Testardi
20070012880 - Method and apparatus for acquisition and evaluation of image data of an examination subject: In a method and apparatus for acquisition and evaluation of image data of an examination subject that are to be created with at least one imaging medical imaging apparatus, generation of a whole-body overview image of the examination subject is generated and selection of an anatomical region in the whole-body... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20070012881 - Method and apparatus for representation and preparation of at least one examination image of an examination subject: In a method and apparatus for representation and preparation of at least one examination image of an examination subject that is created with an imaging medical examination apparatus, the examination image is transmitted from the examination apparatus to a computer, and a whole-body coordinate system is specified with regard to... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20070012882 - Flat detector additional unit: To reduce the outlay on integrating flat detector additional units external to the detector in x-ray systems, an additional unit that can be assigned to at least one flat detector and can be arranged externally in relation to the latter is disclosed. The unit includes at least one first module... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070012883 - Ultraviolet water sterilizer: There is provided a water sterilizer. The water sterilizer includes an ultraviolet light source electrically connected to an electrical power source, a light-protective housing encasing the lamp and having an inlet and an outlet, and a pump to draw the water into the housing to expose the water to ultraviolet... Agent: Charles N.j. Ruggiero, Esq. Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, L.L.P.
20070012884 - Characterizing fluorescent and/or phosphorescent materials: A method spectrally and temporally characterizing the fluorescence and/or phosphorescence of a material includes using a frequency-domain cross-correlation fluorometer-phosphorimeter employing an interferometer. A flux-modulated excitation signal is used to excite the material. An interferometer is used to generate an optical path difference (OPD) between portions of an emission signal produced... Agent: Ernest Caravalho
20070012885 - Quantified fluorescence microscopy: The present invention relates to calibration apparatuses, methods or tools used in microscopy A calibration tool for fluorescent microscopy includes a support, a solid surface layer including a fluorescent material, and a thin opaque mask of non-fluorescent material defining reference feature openings having selected dimensions exposing portions of the surface... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20070012886 - Systems. processes and software arrangements for evaluating information associated with an anatomical structure by an optical coherence ranging technique: Software systems, arrangements and processes for evaluating an image associated with at least one portion of an anatomical structure are provided. For example, first information associated with the at least one portion of the anatomical structure second information associated with the at least one portion of the anatomical structure can... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20070012887 - Solid-state light source: The invention describes a solid-state light source comprising a solid-state emitter designed for emitting light energy, which preferably has an LED, a luminescent light conversion medium, made from glass or glass ceramics, for converting emitted light energy to light energy of a different frequency spectrum, and a coupling medium for... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070012888 - Radiation attenuation corridor: A radiation attenuation corridor couples a radiation therapy room and a control room. The radiation attenuation corridor is made of a material that substantially absorbs ionizing radiation and substantially blocks the transmission of the ionizing radiation. Specific wall portions at the entrance of the corridor are covered with borated polyethylene... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20070012889 - Gaseous extreme-ultraviolet spectral purity filters and optical systems comprising same: Spectral-purity filters (SPFS) are disclosed that produce a stream of “SPF gas” through which a beam of light, particularly a beam including extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light, is allowed to pass. The SPF can be located in a system that receives a beam of EUV-containing light from a source and delivers... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
20070012890 - Radiation image detection method and system: A radiation image detector includes an up-conversion phosphor layer for emitting fluorescence by irradiation with infrared light, a first electrode layer for transmitting the infrared light, the fluorescence and radiation carrying a radiation image, a photoconductive layer for recording, a charge storage portion, a photoconductive layer for readout, and a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC01/11/2007 > 32 patent applications in 22 patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing
20070007427 - Optical position sensor architecture for servo systems: System and method for an optical position sensor architecture for use in servo systems. A preferred embodiment comprises a light source configured to produce a light with an intensity dependent upon a control signal, a first light sensor and a second light sensor positioned adjacent to one another, each light... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20070007429 - Confocal wafer inspection method and apparatus using fly lens arrangement: A semiconductor wafer inspection system and method is provided which uses a multiple element arrangement, such as an offset fly lens array. The preferred embodiment uses a laser to transmit light energy toward a beam expander, which expands the light energy to create an illumination field. An offset fly lens... Agent: Smyrski Law Group, A Professional Corporation
20070007428 - Laser scanning microscope and image acquiring method of laser scanning microscope: Provided is a laser scanning microscope having a first focusing-position control unit; and a confocal detecting unit. The first focusing-position control unit shifts a first focusing position of a laser beam on a sample in a direction of an optical axis of an objective lens. The confocal detecting unit has... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20070007430 - Optical head device: An optical head device includes a light source which emits a light beam, an objective lens which condenses the light beam on the optical disk, a condensing lens which condenses reflected light from the optical disk, a liquid crystal panel disposed near a focal point of the condensing lens and... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20070007431 - System, display apparatus and method for providing controlled illumination using internal reflection: A system, display apparatus and method for providing illumination uses internal reflection to monitor and control the illumination, which is produced by light from a number of light source devices, such as light emitting diodes. Some of the light generated by the light source devices is transmitted into an optically... Agent: Avago Technologies, Ltd.
20070007432 - Apparatus and method for acquiring and evaluating an image from a predetermined extract of a printed product: An apparatus for acquiring and evaluating an image of a predetermined extract of a printed product removes the effects of scattered light to improve the accuracy of image evaluation. The apparatus uses a camera that has an electronic image sensor with a two-dimensional arrangement of sensor elements. An aperture stop... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20070007435 - Image reading apparatus: An image reading apparatus that includes: an image sensor that outputs image signals in parallel from each block composed of an element group, photoelectric conversion elements arrayed in a main scanning direction being divided into the blocks; a serial transmission section that serializes and outputs the image signals outputted in... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client Nos. 0166889, 006760
20070007434 - Linear dynamic range enhancement in a cmos imager: A CMOS imager with increased linear dynamic range but without degradation in noise, responsivity, linearity, fixed-pattern noise, or photometric calibration comprises a linear calibrated dual gain pixel in which the gain is reduced after a pre-defined threshold level by switching in an additional capacitance. The pixel may include a novel... Agent: Alessandro Steinfl, Esq. C/o Ladas & Parry
20070007433 - Method of image joining for scanner: An image joining method for a scanner that scans and transfers image data to a terminal is provided. During scanning and data transfer, when the image data stored in a register is full, an image processor stops the scanning of a linear photodetector. Meanwhile, a matrix photodetector fetches and stores... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20070007436 - Electro-optical focal plane array digital sensor system: A laser beam detection and tracking system includes a focal plane array sensor providing pixel data and a field programmable gate array controller receiving the pixel data for determining a centroid of the illuminating spot of the impinging laser beam and for determining variably sized windows of interest disposed around... Agent: Carole A. Mulchinski The Aerospace Corporation
20070007437 - Amplification with feedback capacitance for photodetector signals: Signals from an imager pixel photodetector are received by an amplifier having capacitive feedback, such as a capacitive transimpedance amplifier (CTIA). The amplifier can be operated at a low or no power level during an integration period of a photodetector to reduce power dissipation. The amplifier can be distributed, with... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20070007438 - Imaging array having variable conversion gain: A CCD imaging array and a charge measurement amplifier for use in such imaging arrays is disclosed. The array includes a plurality of pixels that accumulate charge when exposed to light, a readout amplifier having input and output ports. The readout amplifier has a variable gain that is set by... Agent: The Law Offices Of Calvin B. Ward
20070007440 - Laser module: A laser unit containing a laser package, in which a laser element has been hermetically sealed, is connected with a converging optical system unit containing a converging optical system. The laser unit is provided with a laser package holder, which comprises a holder main body for supporting the laser package... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070007439 - Optoelectronic sensor: An optoelectronic sensor has a receiving optics and a lighting arrangement in the vicinity of the receiving optics. A plurality of light emitting diodes (LED) are linearly arranged relative to each other, and they illuminate a light receiving area. Anamorphic imaging optics for each LED include an optical condenser element... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070007441 - Wide-angle sensor system with a cube corner reflector, and production of the molds: A wide angle reflector which can work in conjunction with a wide-angle sensor system for testing the wide angle reflector. In this case, reflex sensors transmit light onto a cube corner part surface, and measure the retro-reflected light. If the direction of irradiation of the light deviates too strongly from... Agent: William Collard Collard & Roe, P.C.
20070007442 - Light modulating input device for capturing user control inputs: An input device comprises a light source, a light modulator, and a sensor. The light modulator is configured to emit a path of light. The light modulator is arranged relative to the light source transversely across the path of light to produce a light contrast pattern from the light modulator.... Agent: Avago Technologies, Ltd.
20070007443 - Solid-state imaging device and method for manufacturing the same: A solid-state imaging device includes: a plurality of light-receptive elements arranged in a matrix in a semiconductor substrate; and a plurality of color filters corresponding to the plurality of light-receptive elements, respectively. The color filters include a colored film formed by depositing colored particles at an upper layer of the... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.
20070007444 - Apparatus and method for defining illumination parameters of a sample: In one embodiment, the disclosure relates to a method for determining illumination parameters for a sample, the method may include obtaining an absorption band of the sample; obtaining an emission band of the sample and determining the illumination parameters for the sample as a function of the absorption band and... Agent: Duane Morris LLP
20070007445 - Photoelectric encoder, scale therefor and method for manufacturing the same: A main scale 10 has protrusive grating 12 of a thin film of e.g. Cr formed on a base member 11. The base member 11 and the Cr thin film constitute a reflecting face which is set to provide the sufficient quantity of received light on a light receiving side.... Agent: Rankin, Hill, Porter & Clark LLP
20070007446 - Optical position sensing device: An optical position sensing device for sensing a two-dimensional displacement, comprising a first photosensor arranged parallel to a first axis; a second photosensor arranged parallel to a second axis; wherein the first and the second axis are at an angle with respect to each other; and an encoding means which... Agent: Avago Technologies, Ltd.
20070007447 - Method for correcting butting zone artifacts with an x-ray detector and an x-ray detector: The invention relates to a method for correcting butting zone artifacts with an x-ray detector, which comprises a number of laminar detector modules arranged next to one another by forming a butting zone. To improve a known algorithm, it is proposed to determine a necessary correction width for measuring fields... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070007448 - Corona discharge ionization sources for mass spectrometric and ion mobility spectrometric analysis of gas-phase chemical species: A corona discharge mass spectrometer or an ion mobility spectrometer is provided with a robust corona discharge ionization source. The corona discharge ionization source, which can be operated at atmospheric pressures or at low vacuum, includes a multi-thread electrode and plane electrode. The multiple thread electrode has multiple discharge tips... Agent: Yang Wang
20070007449 - Optical analysis device: An optical analysis device having a gastight housing, a radiation-permeable housing element, at least a first radiation source and associated first reflector and a second radiation source and associated second reflector, at least first and second detectors, and an external reflector. The radiation sources and the detectors are located within... Agent: Roberts, Mlotkowski & Hobbes
20070007450 - Method and system for detection of gas leakage sources: A system for detection of gas leakage sources. An open-path FTIR detection system is located before the return filter of recirculating air of a factory to detect gas composition of recirculating air and transmits the result to a data server through a communication network. A multi-port extractive FTIR system is... Agent: Quintero Law Office
20070007451 - Method for disruption of thermal vision using radiation diffusion: The present invention uses multiple laser diodes with different physical properties in conjunction with a holographic diffuser and lens assembly to generate and effectively disperse the radiation (infrared light) in a spectrum and pattern that is interpreted as heat by certain vision systems to effectively interfere with the electronic processing... Agent: Dort Patent Corporation
20070007452 - Infrared (ir)receiver device: An infrared (IR) receiving device (1) with IR detector elements (3) for receiving IR signals from a communication zone (5), as well as with a processing circuit for deriving electric signals corresponding to the IR signals received, wherein the IR detector elements (3) are provided in at least one matrix-type... Agent: William Collard Collard & Roe, P.C.
20070007453 - Usage log for mechanical and electrical functions of medical imaging systems: A method for monitoring mechanical and electrical functions of a medical imaging system is provided. The method includes monitoring at least one configuration of the medical imaging system, storing the at least one configuration in a database, performing a diagnostic on the mechanical and electrical functions of the medical imaging... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070007454 - High resolution photon emission computed tomographic imaging tool: An brain scanning apparatus having a scanner device and a host computer. The scanner radiation detectors detect radiation emitted from a desired portion, or slice, of a brain source. The scanner device contains microprocessors and code which control the movement of the radiation detectors and performs the data acquisition over... Agent: Pandiscio & Pandiscio, P.C.
20070007455 - Single photon emission computed tomography system: A single photon emission computed tomography system includes a detector assembly adjacent a field of view and a collimating assembly disposed between the detector assembly and the field of view. The collimating assembly includes at least two spaced-apart collimating vanes of photon-attenuating material. The system further includes a photon-blocking member... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Groh, Sprinkle & Citkowski, P.c
20070007456 - Laser alignment system for nuclear medical detector: An alignment system for use in connection with a patient handling system and a nuclear medicine gantry is provided. The alignment system includes a nuclear camera alignment fixture mountable to the nuclear detector. The nuclear camera alignment fixture includes a pair of lasers mounted in a known position relative to... Agent: Peter Kendall, Esq. Siemens Corporation
20070007458 - Conversion apparatus, radiation detection apparatus, and radiation detection system: A conversion apparatus includes pixels including switching elements provided on an insulating substrate and conversion elements disposed over the switching elements and connected to the switching elements. Conductive lines are coupled to the pixels and have terminal elements for providing a connection to an external circuit. The terminal elements are... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20070007457 - Method and apparatus of detecting ionizing radiation: A method of detecting ionizing radiation is provided. The method includes detecting ionizing radiation using a detector assembly having a pixelated semiconductor substrate, each pixel including a central region and a region of variable response, each pixel further including at least one anode, the detector assembly including a grid electrode... Agent: The Small Patent Law Group LLP
20070007461 - Component for radiation detector and radiation detector: A group of scintillator elements that convert an incident radiation into a light is one-dimensionally arranged. A photodiode array includes a group of photodiode elements that are arranged corresponding to arrangement positions of the respective scintillator elements, with detection surfaces formed substantially parallel to the incidence direction of the radiation.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070007459 - Radioactive ray detector: A wiring substrate section 2 is provided between a radiation detecting section 1, which is formed of a scintillator 10 and a PD array 15, and signal processing elements 30 and 32 for processing a detected signal outputted from the PD array 15, and the wiring substrate section 2 has... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20070007460 - Scintillator-based detectors: A method and apparatus for maintaining a scintillator including a window attached using a frit. The frit may be applied as a slurry, a tape or a preform. The window may be attached using an eyelet. A method and apparatus for maintaining a scintillator including a window attached by a... Agent: Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi
20070007462 - Large area detectors and displays: A large area detector (3) for use, for example, as an x-ray detector for medical imaging consists of a radiation sensitive detector (8) in combination with a monolithic amplification device consisting of a plurality of alternately stacked dynode and insulation layers having channels (6) extending therethrough in communication with respective... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070007463 - Device and method for the measurement of depth of interaction using co-planar electrodes: A device and method for measuring a depth of interaction of an ionizing event and improving resolution of a co-planar grid sensor (CPG) are provided. A time-of-occurrence is measured using a comparator to time the leading edge of the event pulse from the non-collecting or collecting grid. A difference signal... Agent: Brookhaven Science Associates/ Brookhaven National Laboratory
20070007464 - Method for operating a primary beam stop: A method for operating an X-ray or neutron-optical system and beam stop comprising an X-ray or neutron source (1) from which corresponding radiation is guided as a primary beam (2) to a sample (4) under investigation, with an X-ray or neutron detector (6) for receiving radiation diffracted or scattered from... Agent: Kohler Schmid Moebus
20070007465 - Display apparatus: A display apparatus includes a casing having a negative ion emitting vent formed therein, a negative ion generator having an electrode provided in the casing corresponding to the negative ion emitting vent to generate negative ions, and a cleaner movably coupled to the casing to contact and clean the electrode.... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20070007466 - Differential wavelength photoluminescence for non-contact measuring of contaminants and defects located below the surface of a wafer or other workpiece: A method for using photoluminescence to identify defects in a sub-surface region of a sample includes performing a first probe of the sample. A first data set, based on the first probe, is produced indicating defects located primarily in a surface layer of the sample. A second data set, based... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20070007467 - Ultra violet detector/indicator: An ultraviolet detector/indicator comprises of a column, hemisphere, cake, or wire where a light receiving front and a light emitting front are respectively installed on the two ends with connections, and a light guide unit, which contains the material that strengthens the ultraviolet or adjusts the spectrum is installed between... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20070007468 - Inhomogeneous magnetic field cyclotron: This patent is for an inhomogeneous magnet field cyclotron that has no moving parts and no operating oscillating magnetic or electrical fields. This device or machine consists of any number of individual magnets designed to produce a strong inhomogeneous magnetic field with magnets placed front to back in a closed... Agent: Willard H. Schmidt
20070007469 - Laser plasma euv light source, target material, tape material, a method of producing target material, a method of providing targets, and an euv exposure device: Target 1 that is arranged in the disc direction is sprayed from nozzle 2 that has a slit-shaped aperture. Target 1 is conveyed on a gas stream. He gas is used in this example. Nozzle 2 may be vibrated by a piezo apparatus to spray disc-shaped target 1. Target 1... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070007470 - Air-conditioned tanning device: A tanning device wherein the lower part of the device comprises outflow nozzles and/or outflow channels along at least a part of the longitudinal sides of the lying surface, which nozzles and/or channels are directed substantially towards the protecting surface of the upper part and/or wherein the lower part comprises... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20070007471 - Imaging optical system and exposure apparatus: An imaging optical system for imaging a pattern of an object plane onto an image plane includes a first imaging optical system for imaging at a first imaging position, the first imaging optical system having a magnification α in a vacuum atmosphere, and a second imaging optical system for imaging... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.
20070007472 - Laser processing method for wafer: A laser processing method for a wafer having a plurality of regions defined by streets formed in a lattice pattern on the wafer face, the regions having a plurality of devices formed therein, the method being arranged to irradiate the wafer with a laser beam along the streets, thereby forming... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell
20070007473 - Image recording apparatus: In an image recording apparatus, there are oppositely arranged an image recording section capable of recording an image all over the recording width of a recording medium, and a platen section which holds the recording medium and which conveys the recording medium perpendicularly to a width direction of the recording... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC01/04/2007 > 32 patent applications in 22 patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing
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