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20070295888 - Portable optical wound scanner: In a wound scanning apparatus and method, a beam or sheet of light is scanned on a wound and reflections of the scanned beam or sheet of light interacting with the wound at a plurality of points thereof is detected. The detected reflections are processed into data representative of the... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20070295889 - Semiconductor opto device: A semiconductor opto device is disclosed. One embodiment provides an optodiode. The optodiode has a relative spectral sensitivity that is adapted to the relative spectral sensitivity of an eye, wherein, correspondingly adapted to the spectral sensitivity of the eye, a switch-on or switch-off process of the optothyristor or optotriac is... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja
20070295890 - Photoelectric conversion device and image sensor: To provide a photoelectric conversion device with low noise at low cost. The photoelectric conversion device includes: a plurality of photoelectric conversion circuits whose output potentials change according to an amount of incident light; a plurality of reset circuits each connected to an output of each of the photoelectric conversion... Agent: Bruce L. Adams, Esq.
20070295891 - Sensor system with modular optical transceivers: An optical sensor system and method includes a plurality of optical transceiver modules arranged across the surface of the optical sensor in a predetermined pattern. A given optical transceiver module includes an optical transmitter that produces at least one light beam and an optical receiver that detects reflected light from... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.
20070295892 - Light-stimulus illumination apparatus: The invention provides a light-stimulus illumination apparatus comprising a light source for emitting light-stimulus laser light; a scanning unit including at least one acousto-optic device for scanning the light-stimulus laser light emitted from the light source in a direction intersecting an optical axis; and a control unit for controlling the... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20070295893 - Lens frame and optical focus assembly for imager module: An imager apparatus and methods are described. An embodiment of an imager module includes a plurality of groups of optical lenses, a lens frame, and at least one associated lens barrel configured to position and hold the plurality of groups of optical lenses. At least one of the groups of... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP
20070295894 - Wear monitor for turbo-machine: A wear determination device for determining-vibration in a turbine engine component to reduce wear in a turbine engine. The wear determination device may be capable of measuring vibrations in a turbine engine component. The vibration measurement may be used to determine vibrations in a turbine engine to identify wear locations... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070295895 - Systems and methods for determining an absolute position of a motor in an active front steering system of a vehicle: Systems and methods for determining an absolute position of a motor of an active front steering system of the vehicle are provided. In particular, the systems and methods accurately determine an absolute position of the motor upon startup of the active front steering system.... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20070295896 - Method for trapping uncharged multi-pole particles: Apparatus and method for trapping uncharged multi-pole particles comprises a bound cavity for receiving the particles, and a multiplicity of electrodes coupled to the cavity for producing an electric field in the cavity. In a preferred embodiment, the electrodes are configured to produce in the electric field potential both a... Agent: Michael J. Urbano
20070295898 - Method and apparatus for minimizing the effect of baseline depression in ionizing radiation measuring equipment: Methods and an apparatus for reducing the effect of background ionizing radiation depression in vehicle and container monitoring systems due to shielding effects from components of the vehicle or container or modifications thereof. The methods utilize measurements of background radiation in two spectral regions of interest to calculate a normalization... Agent: Luedeka, Neely & Graham, P.C.
20070295897 - Method and system for determining the density and dimensional characteristics of an object and application to checking of nuclear fuel pellets during manufacturing: The method for using the system described above includes steps to calibrate components of apparatuses 2 and 30, and steps to actually determine the significant dimension of objects (100), that are done on each object (100) in said set of objects.... Agent: Anderson, Kill & Olick, P.C.
20070295899 - System and methods for improving signal/noise ratio for signal detectors: A method and system for characterizing and quantifying various error and calibration components of signals associated with photo-detectors. By varying the detector operational parameters such as input light intensity and integration times, measured signals can be analyzed to separate out and quantify various components of the measured signals. The various... Agent: Mila Kasan, Patent Dept. Applied Biosystems
20070295900 - Method of operating quadrupoles with added multipole fields to provide mass analysis in islands of stability: A method of processing ions in a quadrupole rod set us provided. The method comprises a) establishing and maintaining a two-dimensional substantially quadrupole field for processing the ions, the field having a quadrupole harmonic with amplitude A2 and a selected higher order harmonic with amplitude Am wherein m is an... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP
20070295901 - Methods and systems for trapping ion beam particles and focusing an ion beam: A focusing particle trap system for ion implantation comprising an ion beam source that generates an ion beam, a beam line assembly that receives the ion beam from the ion beam source comprising a mass analyzer that selectively passes selected ions, a focusing electrostatic particle trap that receives the ion... Agent: Thomas G. Eschweiler Eschweiler & Associates, LLC
20070295902 - High power laser induced acoustic desorption probe: A high power laser-induced acoustic desorption (LIAD) probe is provided for desorbing neutral molecules from a sample analyte on a target into a mass spectrometer for subsequent ionization.... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP
20070295903 - High-q pulsed fragmentation in ion traps: Rapid and efficient fragmentation of ions in an ion trap for MS/MS analysis is achieved by a pulsed fragmentation technique. Ions of interest are placed at an elevated value of Q and subjected to a relatively high amplitude, short-duration resonance excitation pulse to cause the ions to undergo collision-induced fragmentation.... Agent: Thermo Finnigan LLC
20070295905 - Electronic system to manage external radiation effects: A system may include determination of a value of a radiation-related parameter, and changing of an operational parameter of a circuit based on the determined value. The radiation-related parameter may comprise an altitude of the circuit and/or a radiation level. In some aspects, the operational parameter may be a supply... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC
20070295904 - Personal radiation detector and method of operation of same: A multipurpose, small-sized, ergonomic device determines and measures ionizing radiation and stores the obtained data for subsequent processing. An ionizing radiation detector is used as a sensing unit and is connected with a microcontroller by a converter. The device contains a nonvolatile memory for data arrangement and command set and... Agent: Bardmesser Law Group, P.C.
20070295906 - Two-dimensional image detector, and radiographic apparatus using the two-dimensional image detector: An image detector 1 has a housing 2 of protrusive sectional shape. A difference in thickness between a central portion and peripheral portions of the housing 2 is made shorter than the length of rubber cushions 3. A plurality of rubber cushions 3 are attached to two rectangular bottoms of... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20070295907 - Method and apparatus for use of thermally switching proteins in sensing and detecting devices: An apparatus and method for detecting infrared radiation is provided which comprises a temperature-sensing helical coiled-coil protein such as TIpA, CC1, collagen or myosin, incorporated into an electrically conductive film or gel deposited onto an electrically conductive medium, means for recording changes in conductivity or resistance of the conductive film... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC
20070295908 - Method for improving optical measurement of gas concentration: The present invention relates to a method for improving optical measurement of gas concentration. The method comprises steps for directing narrow band light to the gas to be measured and measuring the attenuation of the light in the gas, modulating the center wavelength of the light source around or over... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070295909 - Method and apparatus for detecting unsafe conditions: A device can be made operable to distinguish between materials impinging on a predefined area based at least in part on differentials within sets of data indicative of measurable characteristics of the materials impinging on the defined area. Such a device can trigger a protection mechanism based at least in... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC
20070295910 - Particle beam irradiation method and particle beam irradiation apparatus used for the same: [Means for Resolution] The depth direction irradiation field spread is made active irradiation field spread to superimpose plural irradiation layers having different ranges in an irradiation direction of the particle beam, a bolus having a shape along a deepest part of the irradiation target in the depth direction is disposed... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20070295911 - Process for neutron interrogation of objects in relative motion or of large extent: The invention relates to the fact that a common industrial neutron interrogation screening requirement is that a high throughput rate be accommodated by the screening system. The accumulation of elemental abundance ratio spectral data to minimize statistical uncertainty is a function of the neutron flux passing through the subject. If... Agent: William Collard Collard & Roe, P.C.
20070295912 - Method for stabilizing the temperature dependency of light emission of an led: Method for correction of the temperature dependency of a light quantity L emitted by a light emitting diode (LED), being operated in pulsed mode with substantially constant pulse duration tP, and measured in a light detector, using a predetermined parameter X, correlated to the temperature T of the LED in... Agent: Ip Strategies
20070295913 - Method and apparatus for detecting atomic particles: An atomic particle detection assembly includes at least one atomic particle detector positioned within a first chamber having a first operating pressure. The assembly also includes at least one junction apparatus coupled to the at least one atomic particle detector. The at least one junction apparatus includes at least one... Agent: John S. Beulick (17851)
20070295914 - High resolution energy detector: Apparatus for detecting radiation, including a semiconductor which is arranged to interact with photons of the radiation, and a plurality of electrodes which are configured to sense respective charge distributions in response to interactions of the photons with a region of the semiconductor. The apparatus includes circuitry having respective detector... Agent: Ladas & Parry
20070295915 - Bright and fast neutron scintillators: The invention pertains to a neutron detector comprising a scintillating material of the generic formula Cs(2−z)RbzLiLn(1−x)X6:xCe3+, where X is either Br or I, Ln is Y or Gd or Lu or Sc or La, where z is greater or equal to 0 and less or equal to 2, and x... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070295916 - Toothbrush head sanitizing cap with built-in ultraviolet led.: A toothbrush cap that contains an ultraviolet LED and slips over the head of a toothbrush in order to sanitize it. In the preferred embodiment the built-in LED and battery circuit is designed to have a lifetime that coincides with the lifetime of the toothbrush. In the preferred embodiment the... Agent: David Reuben
20070295917 - Single excitation wavelength fluorescent detection system: The present application relates to an apparatus and method for fluorescent detection with a single-wavelength excitation.... Agent: Mila Kasan, Patent Dept. Applied Biosystems
20070295918 - Method for fabricating semiconductor device and equipment for fabricating the same: A method for fabricating a semiconductor device and an equipment for fabricating the semiconductor device are described. According to the method and the equipment, a semiconductor substrate is irradiated with a particle beam through an opening formed in a thin film portion of a stencil mask having the thin film... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070295919 - Euv illumination system: An illumination system is used to illuminate a specified illumination field of an object surface with EUV radiation. The illumination system has an EUV source and a collector to concentrate the EUV radiation in the direction of an optical axis. A first optical element is provided to generate secondary light... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20070295920 - Optically controllable device: A device for manipulation by a plurality of optical traps is disclosed. Connected trapping elements such as transparent beads are also connected to a tip, which is spaced from the trapping elements by a distance greater than the effective range of the optical trapping fields.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070295921 - Method of and system for detecting and correcting mode switching in diffractive-based laser scanning systems: The improved diffractive-based laser scanning system of the present invention monitors portions of the laser light beams generated by a laser light source (e.g., VLD) employed therein to generate a mode switching signal indicative of a shift in the characteristic wavelength of the laser light beams emitted from the laser... Agent: Thomas J. Perkowski, Esq., P.C.
20070295922 - Apparatus and method for measuring sidewall thickness of non-round transparent containers: An apparatus for inspecting sidewall thickness of non-round transparent containers includes a conveyor for holding a container in stationary position and rotating the container around an axis. A light source directs light energy onto a sidewall of the container on the conveyor. An anamorphic lens system having a lens system... Agent: Owens-illinois, Inc.12/20/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patents, inventions by USPTO category
20070290120 - Scintillation hardened semi-active laser sensor: The disclosed system, device and method for spatial homogenization and focusing of electromagnetic radiation over an aperture to reduce the effects of atmospheric scintillation generally includes an optical lens having an at least partially undulating pattern mapped onto a curvilinear surface. Disclosed features and specifications may be variously controlled, adapted... Agent: Noblitt & Gilmore, LLC.
20070290122 - Monitoring devices and intrusion surveillance devices: e
20070290123 - Encoder for shaft device comprising one such encoder and production method thereof: The invention relates to displacement encoder for a movable shaft, comprising a sleeve (2) which is intended to be fixed in rotation to the shaft (3) and an encoding element (4) which is made from magnetisable polymer and which is solidly connected to the sleeve, said encoding element being equipped... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC
20070290124 - Finger sensing device with spoof reduction features and associated methods: A finger sensing device may include a finger sensing area, at least one processing stage coupled to the finger sensing area and having at least one adaptively determined processing parameter, and a controller for spoof reduction. More particularly, the controller may determine a spoof attempt based upon a change in... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.
20070290125 - Detector head position calibration and correction for spect imaging apparatus using virtual ct: A multiple point source test phantom is used for calibration of detector positioning of a nuclear medical imaging apparatus. An absolute coordinate system for the detectors is aligned to an image reconstruction space coordinate system by fitting a Gaussian surface to a peak of a center point source of said... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070290126 - Pileup rejection: A correction for pileup of measurements made by a nuclear detector is applied by selecting the energy of the first signal in a pileup, ignoring the remaining signals in the pileup, and correcting the count rate by a factor related to the total pulse widths within a unit time interval.... Agent: Madan, Mossman & Sriram, P.C.
20070290127 - Apparatus and method for detecting gamma ray radiation: An apparatus for detecting gamma ray (GR) radiation having a plurality of detector cells arranged in an array is disclosed. Each cell includes a housing having an aperture, the housing comprising a GR absorbing material, and a GR detector disposed within the housing such that external gamma rays are received... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP- Baker Atlas
20070290128 - Ion-mobility spectrometer and ion-mobility analysis method: There is provided an ion-mobility spectrometer. This apparatus includes the following configuration components: An ion source for generating first ions, a first drift unit for separating the first ions by flight drift times, an ion dissociation unit for generating second ions by dissociating the first ions separated, and a second... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith Hazel & Thomas LLP
20070290129 - Apparatus and method for absorption, emission, and scattering spectroscoy with substantially simultaneous mass spectrometry, and apparatus and method for mass spectrometry based on electrospray ionization: An ionization chamber of an analytical apparatus (10) in which high concentration test sample ions are evaporated is provided with an ion introduction control means (8) to control the quantity of the test sample ions introduced to an ion attracting electrode (9). Therefore, an analytical apparatus can be provided that... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20070290130 - Scanning probe microscope: A scanning probe microscope has a cantilever mounted to undergo oscillation movement over a surface of a sample. The cantilever has a probe on a distal end thereof. A Z-axis controlling amount calculating mechanism calculates a controlling amount for keeping constant an oscillation amount of the cantilever. A Z-axis driving... Agent: Bruce L. Adams, Esq.
20070290131 - Multiwavelength pyrometry systems: A thermal measurement system includes a number of detectors configured to receive radiation within respective wavelength ranges. The system also includes a mirror configured to selectively direct the radiation from an object to each of the detectors. The system further includes an actuator mechanically coupled to the mirror and configured... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20070290132 - Negative luminescence cold shield (nlcs) with microlenses to magnify the effective area of sparsely populated negative luminescence regions and method of fabrication: An array of microlenses magnifies the effective negative luminescence regions of a sparsely populated NLCS so that the NLCS appears cold to a FPA. This approach reduces the total diode area with minimal effect on device processing. The microlenses are fabricated on the backside of the substrate away from the... Agent: Koppel, Patrick & Heybl
20070290133 - Explosives detection system and method: A method of detecting explosives in a vehicle includes providing a first rack on one side of the vehicle, the rack including a neutron generator and a plurality of gamma ray detectors; providing a second rack on another side of the vehicle, the second rack including a neutron generator and... Agent: Alan D. Kirsch
20070290134 - Apparatus and method for analyzing relative outward flow characterizations of fabricated features: An apparatus and method for characterizing gas flow through features fabricated in a hollow part. A pressurized gas is applied to an interior of the part, and this gas pressure flows outward through features fabricated in the part. At the same time, a stabilizing pressurized gas is applied to an... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20070290135 - Imaging assembly and inspection method: An adaptable imaging assembly is provided. The adaptable imaging assembly includes a free-standing phosphor film configured to receive incident radiation and to emit corresponding optical signals. An electronic device is coupled to the free-standing phosphor film. The electronic device is configured to receive the optical signals from the free-standing phosphor... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20070290136 - Pulse shape discrimination method and apparatus for high-sensitivity radioisotope identification with an integrated neutron-gamma radiation detector: A method and apparatus for discriminating the types of radiation interacting with an integrated radiation detector having of a pulse-mode operating photosensor which is optically coupled to a gamma-ray scintillator sensor and a neutron scintillator sensor and uses an analog to digital converter (ADC) and a charge to digital converter... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20070290137 - Radiation detector and a method of manufacturing the detector: A scintillator array has a compact, two-dimensional arrangement of scintillators partitioned by light reflecting elements and light transmitting elements interposed between the scintillators. That is, the scintillator array has a lattice frame in the form of a crosswise combination of plate-like optical elements such as light reflecting elements and light... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20070290138 - Apparatus for medical imaging with two detector systems: An apparatus for medical imaging has a first detector system with a first radiation source for emission of first detection radiation, a first acquisition device for acquisition of the first detection radiation, and a first detection region that transversely penetrates an open space in the apparatus that opens at one... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20070290139 - Subject proximity detector for a nuclear imaging device and method of detector positioning using same: A nuclear imaging device for positioning detectors in proximity to a subject generally includes one or more detectors disposed with respect to one another at an angle and at a distance from the subject. Each of the detectors has a field of view having a spatial window for receiving radiation.... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070290140 - Realtime line of response position confidence measurement: A PET event position calculation method using a combination angular and radial event map wherein identification of the radial distance of the event from the centroid of the scintillation crystal with which the event is associated as well as angular information is performed. The radial distance can be converted to... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070290143 - Imaging apparatus, radiation imaging apparatus, and radiation imaging system: An imaging apparatus capable of reducing a line noise artifact in a simple configuration without complicated operations includes: a plurality of pixels arranged in row and column directions and having a photoelectric conversion element and a switch element; a plurality of signal wirings connected to the plurality of switch elements... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20070290141 - Solid state ionising radiation detector and method: A solid state ionizing radiation detector is provided, having an absorber within which, when in use, electrical charge is generated upon the absorption of ionizing radiation. The absorber has a front face with an active region through which incident ionizing radiation is received. A front electrode is located at the... Agent: Vern Maine & Associates
20070290142 - X-ray detectors with adjustable active area electrode assembly: An electrode assembly having an adjustable active area is provided. The electrode assembly is configured to detect photons. The electrode assembly includes a central readout electrode, and one or more bias control portions. The bias control portions are disposed adjacent to the central readout electrode. The active area is altered... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20070290144 - Device for treating a flowing fluid: The invention relates to a device for treating a flowing fluid, in particular water, including a housing with an inlet for supplying the fluid and an outlet for discharging the fluid, an element for generating radiation, in particular UV radiation, the radiation at least acting on a part of the... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20070290145 - System and method for carrying out fibre-type multiphoton microscopic imaging of a sample: A system for carrying out fibered multiphoton microscopic imagery of a sample (10) for use in endoscopy or fluorescence microscopy includes: a femtosecond pulsed laser (1, 2) for generating a multiphoton excitation laser radiation; an image guide (8) having a number of optical fibers and permitting the sample to be... Agent: Young & Thompson
20070290146 - Phosphor panel: A first radiation image storage panel comprises a stimulable phosphor layer, and a transparent protective film, which comprises at least one layer of a water vapor proof film, the water vapor proof film comprising a base material film and a transparent inorganic layer overlaid on the base material film. The... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070290147 - Method, system and software arrangement for determining an interaction between an electromagnetic radiation and a material: The exemplary embodiments of the method, system, software arrangement and computer-accessible medium according to the present invention facilitates an analysis of interactions between nonlinear absorbing materials and an incident (e.g., coherent) electromagnetic wave based on material properties and characteristics of the incident beam of the electromagnetic energy. For example, using... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20070290148 - Sensor and sytem for sensing an electron beam: A sensor is adapted to sense the intensity of an electron beam generated by an electron beam generator and exited from the generator through an exit window along a path towards a target within a target area. The sensor comprises at least one area of at least one conductive layer... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20070290149 - Spherical storage containers: Spherical storage containers for radioactive materials, such as plutonium oxides and salts, are comprised of coupled hemispheres joined by helical threads or bayonet connections. The spherical storage containers are supported in a barrel by a vertical strut and laterally extending straps or are supported in cylindrically configured frames.... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.
20070290150 - Substrate alignment apparatus: A substrate processing apparatus has a substrate transport apparatus for transporting substrates, a sensor, and a control system. The processing apparatus is adapted to effect relative movement between the substrate and the sensor. The processing apparatus is further adapted to determine a position of the substrate by sensing the substrate... Agent: Perman & Green12/13/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patents, inventions by USPTO category
20070284507 - Variably responsive photosensor: A photosensor includes a plurality of photosensitive regions including a first photosensitive region connected to a first voltage reference, and at least one additional photosensitive region. A signal collector is connected to the first photosensitive region. At least one switching device is for switching the at least one additional photosensitive... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.
20070284508 - Characteristic and/or use-based electromagnetic radiation generation: Method and system for generating electromagnetic radiation wherein one or more attributes of the electromagnetic radiation are adjusted based on a characteristic of the object being illuminated. The object characteristic can be obtained based on a sensed property of the object and used to adjust the attribute(s) of the electromagnetic... Agent: Hoffman Warnick & D'alessandro, LLC
20070284509 - Electronic circuit, electro-optical device, and electronic apparatus including the same: An electronic circuit, which has transistors disposed on a substrate, each transistor including an active layer made of thin-film polysilicon, includes a sensor that converts a measured quantity into a current value, a current-voltage conversion circuit that converts the current value into a voltage, and a voltage detection circuit that... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20070284511 - Compound-eye imaging device: A compound-eye imaging device comprises: an optical lens array with integrated optical lenses; a stop member; a photodetector array for imaging multiple images formed by the optical lenses; and a light shielding block for partitioning a space between the two arrays into a matrix of spaces, with light-passing holes, so... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20070284510 - Method and apparatus providing a microlens for an image sensor: A microlens having a plurality of lens material units separated by a plurality of trenches and a method of forming the same is disclosed. The relationship of the trenches to the lens material is such that an average index of refraction of the microlens decreases from a center to an... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20070284512 - External force detecting device: In an external force detecting device including a support section and an action section disposed inside the support section, three optical displacement sensors are provided at an equiangular distance of 120 degrees about the rotational symmetry axis of the support section and each include a light source disposed at either... Agent: Mcdermott, Will & Emery LLP
20070284513 - Dielectric microcavity fluorosensors excited with a broadband light source: A microresonator sensor apparatus has a microcavity resonator that defines equatorial whispering gallery modes (EWGMs), whose frequencies are separated by the free spectral range (FSR). The EWGMs lie in a plane perpendicular to a microcavity resonator axis. A light source is optically coupled to inject light into the microcavity resonator.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20070284514 - Input device: An input device comprises a circuit board, an optical sensor, an optical lens and a light generator. The circuit board has a through hole. The optical lens is disposed between the circuit board and the optical sensor. The light generator emits a light beam which passes through the through hole... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC
20070284515 - Optical substance manipulator: The invention relates to an optical substance manipulator capable of continuing to apply a continued force of action to moving substances without being limited by the flowing conditions for the substances yet with a wide manipulation margin and with efficiency, thereby continuously carrying out various manipulations such as separation, concentration,... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP
20070284516 - Optical trap utilizing a pivoting optical fiber: An optical trap (and alignment device) having a light source for generating first and second light beams, and a pair of lenses for focusing the light beams to a trap region in a counter-propagating manner for trapping a particle in the trap region. A light source illuminates the trap region... Agent: Dla Piper US LLP
20070284517 - Detector head position correction for hybrid spect/ct imaging apparatus: A system and method provide for more accurate SPECT/CT image registration. CT data is utilized to establish a global spatial coordinate system of a common test phantom. The common test phantom is then used to obtain a set of point source nuclear images. Three-dimensional CT point source data is mapped... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070284518 - Gamma radiation spectral logging system and method for processing gamma radiation spectra: A gamma ray logging system and a method of calibrating a detected gamma radiation spectrum. The gamma ray logging system includes a gamma ray detector for detecting gamma radiation, an analyzer for generating a detected gamma radiation spectrum from the detected gamma radiation, and a processor which is configured to... Agent: Rodman Rodman
20070284520 - Chromatograph mass spectrometer: An exact centroid spectrum with a mass number corrected is determined from a profile spectrum adjacent to a plurality of peaks. Regarding a profile spectrum determined by a mass spectrometer, overlapping with adjacent peaks occurs, and compounds having a plurality of peaks with different overlapping degrees is measured, a correction... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070284519 - Cross-flow ion mobility analyzer: A cross-flow ion mobility analyzer (CIMA) that includes a component of gas flow that opposes an electric field that is established within a channel, wherein ions are carried through the channel, wherein ions of a specific mobility are trapped by the opposing electric field and flow field within the channel... Agent: Morriss Obryant Compagni, P.C.
20070284521 - Mass spectrometer: A mass spectrometer is disclosed comprising an ion beam attenuator which attenuates an ion beam repeatedly switching between a zero transmission mode of operation during a time period ΔT1 and a non-zero transmission mode of operation during a time period ΔT2. The degree of attenuation of the ion beam can... Agent: Waters Investments Limited C/o Waters Corporation
20070284522 - Reduced size high frequency quadrupole accelerator for producing a neutralized ion beam of high energy: A reduced size high frequency quadrupole is provided having four elongated electrodes with oscillating power supplied to produce an electromagnetic field. An ion source is provided to supply the quadrupole with a negative ion beam and a positive ion beam. The quadruople has a buncher section, an acceleration section, and... Agent: Novak Druce Deluca & Quigg, LLP
20070284523 - Process and apparatus for 15-nitrogen isotope determination of condensed phase samples: A novel apparatus and process for isolating a nitrogen fraction representative of the nitrogen contained in a specimen of a condensed phase nitrogenous organic composition. In the process the nitrogen fraction is isolated in the form of a dinitrogen gas that may be introduced into a mass spectrometer for determining... Agent: Senniger Powers (sgm)
20070284524 - Rf multipole ion guides for broad mass range: In a multipole rod ion guide system operated with RF voltages to collect or transmit ions, the inhomogeneity of the electric RF fields is increased in front of the ion guide rods by forming the rod surfaces from a plurality of spaced electrodes. The inhomogeneous fields produced by the plurality... Agent: Law Offices Of Paul E. Kudirka
20070284526 - Inspection apparatus for circuit pattern: In a circuit pattern inspection apparatus, while an electron beam is irradiated onto a surface of a substrate having a plurality of chips where circuit patterns have been formed, a signal produced from the irradiated substrate is detected so as to form an image, and then, the formed image is... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20070284525 - Line-width measurement adjusting method and scanning electron microscope: A line-width measurement adjusting method, which is used when first and second electron beam intensity distributions for measuring a line width are produced from intensity distribution images of secondary electrons obtained respectively by scanning a first irradiation distance with an electron beam at first magnification, and by scanning a second... Agent: Muramatsu & Associates
20070284527 - Apparatus and method for controlled particle beam manufacturing: A chamber for exposing a workpiece to charged particles includes a charged particle source for generating a stream of charged particles, a collimator configured to collimate and direct the stream of charged particles from the charged particle source along an axis, a beam digitizer downstream of the collimator configured to... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070284528 - Phase contrast electron microscope: A phase contrast electron microscope has an objective (8) with a back focal plane (10), a first diffraction lens (11), which images the back focal plane (10) of the objective (8) magnified into a diffraction intermediate image plane, a second diffraction lens (15) whose principal plane is mounted in the... Agent: Walter Ottesen
20070284529 - Image wavelength conversion device, method of manufacturing the device, and image conversion system using the device: The image wavelength conversion device is formed by an optical waveguide array 3 in which one end and the other end of each of a multitude of quasi-phase-matching sum frequency generating optical waveguides are aligned in a two-dimensional plane. One plane of the optical waveguide array 3 forms an incident... Agent: Venable LLP
20070284530 - Laser display device: Provided is a laser display device. The laser display device may include at least one light source configured to emit at least one laser beam, at least one scanning unit configured to perform a scanning with the at least one laser beam, and an image forming unit configured to generate... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070284531 - System and method for radiation detection and imaging: System and method for detecting and imaging radiation. A preferred embodiment comprises a substrate with electronic circuitry to detect changes in a transduction signal, an intermediate conductive layer disposed above and electrically connected to the electronic circuitry, and a lower separation layer with a high coefficient of thermal resistance that... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20070284532 - Two-wavelength image sensor picking up both visible and infrared images: A 2-wavelength image sensor has a plurality of uniformly dispersedly arranged visible radiation detectors and a plurality of uniformly dispersedly arranged, uncooled infrared radiation detectors, and a single visible radiation detector configures a visible radiation detecting pixel and four series connected infrared radiation detectors configure a thermal infrared radiation detecting... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070284533 - X-ray diffraction-based scanning system: An x-ray diffraction-based scanning method and system are described. The method includes screening for a particular substance in a container at a transportation center using a flat panel detector having a photoconductor x-ray conversion layer to detect x-rays diffracted by a particular substance in the container. The diffracted x-rays may... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070284534 - Scintillators for detecting radiation, and related methods and articles: Scintillator compositions are set forth in this disclosure. The scintillators include a matrix material which includes at least one lanthanide halide, along with at least one alkaline earth metal or lead. An activator for the matrix such as lead is also described. Radiation detectors which employ the scintillators are discussed,... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20070284535 - Device and method for cooling an x-radiation detector: A cooling device is disclosed for a radiation detector including a detector surface and a plurality of collimator plates arranged in the direction of X-radiation before the detector surface. In order to produce the cooling device of at least one embodiment, the collimator plates are designed and/or the cooling device... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070284536 - High current density particle beam system: The present invention relates to charged particle beam devices. The devices comprise an emitter for emitting charged particles; an aperture arrangement with at least two apertures for separating the emitted charged particles into at least two independent charged particle beams; and an objective lens for focusing the at least two... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20070284537 - Apparatus and method for controlled particle beam manufacturing: A chamber for exposing a workpiece to charged particles includes a charged particle source for generating a stream of charged particles, a collimator configured to collimate and direct the stream of charged particles from the charged particle source along an axis, a beam digitizer downstream of the collimator configured to... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070284538 - Apparatus and method for controlled particle beam manufacturing: A chamber for exposing a workpiece to charged particles includes a charged particle source for generating a stream of charged particles, a collimator configured to collimate and direct the stream of charged particles from the charged particle source along an axis, a beam digitizer downstream of the collimator configured to... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070284539 - Fast atom bombardment source, fast atom beam emission method, and surface modification apparatus: A positive electrode drive unit enables a positive electrode to be repeatedly rotated about the center of the positive electrode to vary a distance between the positive electrode and an atom emission unit. A control unit receives input data which is set to obtain a desired atom density distribution by... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20070284540 - Fluid treatment system: There is disclosed a fluid treatment device comprising a housing for receiving a flow of fluid. The housing comprises a fluid inlet, a fluid outlet, a closed fluid treatment zone disposed between the fluid inlet and the fluid outlet. Disposed in the housing is at least one elongate radiation source... Agent: Patent Administrator Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
20070284541 - Oxidative cleaning method and apparatus for electron microscopes using uv excitation in a oxygen radical source: In particular it is a novel method and apparatus for cleaning the specimen chamber, specimen stage, and specimen inside the vacuum system of these instruments with oxygen radicals produced from air or other oxygen containing gas by photo-dissociation by passing said gas by a UV source with wavelengths that can... Agent: Storm LLP
20070284543 - Apparatus and method for checking the alignment of laser beams on a diagnostic and/or therapeutic machine: An apparatus for checking the alignment of laser beams for indicating a position in relation to a diagnostic and/or therapeutic machine, which has a isocentre, wherein the machine has a patient support movable in its position, laser beams and isocentre being aligned in relation to each other such that the... Agent: Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.
20070284542 - Charged particle beam apparatus and method for charged particle beam adjustment: A charged particle beam apparatus facilitating adjusting the beam center axis of a charged particle beam in a case where optical conditions are modified or in a case where the beam center axis of the charged particle beam is moved due to state variation of the apparatus. When the beam... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20070284545 - Method and system for radiotherapy treatment: A method for radiotherapy treatment of a target organ in the vicinity of the rectum in an individual comprises withdrawing the rectum in a dorsal direction to increase a distance between the rectum and the target organ, and administering a therapeutical dose of radiation to the target organ while the... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP
20070284544 - Method of manipulating nanosize objects and utilization thereof: Light resonant with an electronic excitation level of nanosize objects is projected onto a plurality of closely located nanosize objects, such as quantum dots, quantum dot pairs, and a carbon nanotube, in a collection of nanosize objects is disclosed. In so doing, to control the mechanical interaction induced between the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070284546 - Optical device and method of manufacture: The present invention provides for a method of producing an optical device by means of electron beam lithography and including the step of varying the characteristics of the electron beam spot during formation of the device and also an apparatus for producing diffractive optical devices and/or holographic devices by means... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070284547 - Method for enabling transmission of substantially equal amounts of energy: The invention relates to a method for enabling transmission of substantially equal amounts of energy from at least one light source (LS) comprising intensity variations in time to at least two light sensitive points (LSP), said transmission being controlled by means of at least one illumination arrangement (1), and said... Agent: Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton, LLP
20070284548 - Particle therapy plan and method for compensating for an axial deviation in the position of a particle beam of a particle therapy system: A particle therapy system is provided. The particle therapy system includes a rotatable gantry being operable to generate a particle beam during operation and a measuring instrument for determining a position of the particle beam. The gantry is movable in the axial direction to correct a deviation in the position... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20070284549 - Optical reflective information reading sensor and electronic device: In one embodiment, an optical reflective information reading sensor has a single casing that accommodates a light-emitting element portion for emitting light for reading information, an emission-side lens portion for irradiating a target information face of a target with irradiation light, which is the light emitted by the light-emitting element... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20070284550 - Variable area flow rate meter using optical sensing of float position in the duct: A flowmeter has a variable area, vertically-oriented duct through which flows fluid whose flow rate is to be determined. A float in the duct assumes a position in the duct that depends on the flow rate of fluid in the duct. A window is located at an end of the... Agent: Nawrocki, Rooney & Sivertson Suite 401, Broadway Place East12/06/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patents, inventions by USPTO category
20070278384 - Method and apparatus for driving a radiation source: A method and apparatus are described for driving a modulated radiation source (which can be, for example, an infrared light source). The method affects the power driving a light source in such as way so as to minimize the warm-up time of the source. The apparatus permits feedback control of... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070278382 - System and method for controlling the characteristics of multiple sensors: A method and system for controlling the characteristics of multiple sensors. The system includes: multiple sensing diodes adapted to convert light to current; whereas each sensing diode is connected to an output circuit that includes a trans-impedance amplifier connected to an adjustable voltage source; wherein changes in a voltage signal... Agent: Patent Counsel Applied Materials, Inc.
20070278383 - Optical information reader: The invention aims to provide an optical information reader which can identify precisely, reliably, and with high sensitivity, even when the quantity or the wavelength of light from a measuring object from which optical information is to be read, extends over a wide range. The optical information reader comprises: a... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLP
20070278385 - Computer microscope: A system and method of providing a computer microscope is disclosed. The system includes a portable enclosure that encloses an interior, a source of light mounted on the enclosure that illuminates the interior, an imager mounted on the enclosure that can generate an image of the interior, wherein the imager... Agent: Diehl Servilla LLC
20070278386 - Measurement-diverse imaging and wavefront sensing with amplitude and phase estimation: A system and method for imaging one or more objects in the presence of unknown phase and amplitude aberrations is described. Multiple images are collected so as to have measurement diversity and processed using a model-based approach to estimate the aberrations. An incoherent imaging model may be constructed to estimate... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20070278388 - Semiconductor device and electronic device using the same: The semiconductor device includes a first photodiode, a second photodiode which is shielded from light, a first circuit group including a voltage follower circuit, a second circuit group, and a compensation circuit, in which an output from the first photodiode is inputted to the voltage follower circuit of the first... Agent: Eric Robinson
20070278387 - Digital readout system: The system includes a processor, which receives the request-to-read signal, and in response transmits the select signal and reads the indication from the data channel. The system also includes selectors, coupled as a tree of hierarchical rows having decreasing numbers of selectors, which convey the request-to-read signals from the detector... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab
20070278390 - Detectors and actuating devices incorporating same: e
20070278389 - Multi-channel low coherence interferometer: A multi-channel low coherence interferometer having sensing and reference arms, at least one of which has variable delay. The sensing arm includes an optical switch for connecting to two or more probe arms. The distal ends of the probe arms collect source light backscattered from a sample. The backscattered light... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20070278391 - Method for targeting a source of an incoming laser: A system and method for laser source detection. An exemplary embodiment of the system includes a first array of lenses, a second array of opto devices (including light sources and light detectors), and at least one processor. By positioning the array of lenses to determine the lens position at which... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20070278392 - Multi-bit absolute position optical encoder with reduced number of tracks: An optical encoder includes a coding element having a track with a track pattern that comprises multiple optically distinguishable sections. The optical encoder compares photodetector outputs with transition-specific thresholds that correspond to transitions between the optically distinguishable sections of the track. The comparisons are used to determine when the transition... Agent: Kathy Manke Avago Technologies Limited
20070278393 - System for and method of projecting an image and adjusting a data frequency of a video signal during image projection: A composite laser beam is swept as a pattern of scan lines on a projection surface, and selected pixels arranged along each scan line are illuminated to project an image of high quality and in color. A data frequency of a video signal supplied by a host is matched to... Agent: Kirschstein, Ottinger, Israel & Schiffmiller, P.C.
20070278394 - Camera module with premolded lens housing and method of manufacture: A novel digital camera module includes an image capture device, a circuit substrate, a lens unit and a housing that is mounted to the circuit substrate before the image capture device is mounted to the circuit substrate. In one particular embodiment, the housing is formed onto the circuit substrate via... Agent: Henneman & Associates, PLC
20070278395 - Apparatus and method for identifying peaks in liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry and for forming spectra and chromatograms: Chromatograms and mass spectra produced by an LC/MS system are analyzed by creating a two-dimensional data matrix of the spectral and chromatographic data. The two-dimensional matrix can be created by placing the spectra generated by the mass spectrometer portion of the LC/MS system in successive columns of the data matrix.... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP Eric S. Cherry - Docketing Supervisor
20070278396 - Ion mobility spectrometer apparatus and methods: An ion mobility spectrometer includes a protective housing. A drift tube having at least one inlet and at least one outlet confines a drift gas. An ion gate is positioned in the drift tube. The ion gate defines a reaction region and a drift region in the drift tube. An... Agent: Ching Wu
20070278397 - Mass spectrometer: A mass spectrometer is disclosed comprising an ion mobility spectrometer or separator (4) and an ion guide (6) arranged downstream of the ion mobility spectrometer or separator (4). A plurality of axial potential wells are created in the ion guide (6) so that ions received from the ion mobility spectrometer... Agent: Waters Investments Limited C/o Waters Corporation
20070278398 - Ion mobility spectrometry waveform: A high-field asymmetric waveform ion mobility spectrometer (FAIMS) with enhanced ion focusing is provided. The apparatus comprises an outer electrode with a central region and inner surface and an inner electrode disposed in the central region of the outer electrode. The inner and outer electrodes are positioned to form a... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.
20070278400 - Sample preparation for mass spectrometric imaging: A method for applying MALDI matrix substances to a surface, especially a histologic thin tissue section, for spatially-resolved mass spectrometric measurements of substance distributions in or on the surface uses vibration to nebulize a solution of the matrix substance without the assistance of a gas and deposits the nebulized droplets,... Agent: Law Offices Of Paul E. Kudirka
20070278399 - Ion guide for mass spectrometers: The present invention relates generally to mass spectrometry and the analysis of chemical samples, and more particularly to ion guides for use therein. The invention described herein comprises an improved method and apparatus for transporting ions from a first pressure region in a mass spectrometer to a second pressure region... Agent: Ward & Olivo
20070278401 - Mass spectrometer system: A portable mass spectrometer system is described. The system includes a mass spectrometer device incorporated within an evacuated chamber. The chamber includes a permeable membrane located between the mass spectrometer device and an entrance port to the chamber. Located between the membrane and the entrance port is a valve. The... Agent: Mcdermott, Will & Emery LLP
20070278402 - Measuring cell for ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometer: An ion cyclotron resonance cell has at least one trapping electrode comprised of electrically isolated sections that are used for the detection of an induced ion image signal. Such an arrangement increases the sensitivity of image signal detection without a significant increase in the amplitude of parasitic harmonics. When a... Agent: Law Offices Of Paul E. Kudirka
20070278403 - Sift-ms instruments: A method of improving the signal intensity of precursor ions in the flow tube of a SIFT-MS instrument by separately and simultaneously injecting a first buffer gas and a second buffer gas into the flow tube through separate concentric apertures in a flange located in a venturi type inlet, the... Agent: D. Peter Hochberg Co. L.p.a.
20070278404 - Radiometric measuring device: A radiometric measuring device for mounting at a container fillable with a filling substance. The measuring device, which is cost-favorable both in installation and operation, includes: A radioactive source, which, during operation, sends radioactive radiation through the container; at least two detectors, which serve for registering radiation passing through the... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20070278405 - Multi-tip surface cantilever probe: In order to establish processing techniques capable of making multi-tip probes with sub-micron intervals and provide such microscopic multi-tip probes, there is provided an outermost surface analysis apparatus for semiconductor devices etc. provided with a function for enabling positioning to be performed in such a manner that there is no... Agent: Bruce L. Adams, Esq.
20070278406 - Night-vision system for motor vehicles having a partial optical filter: A night-vision system for motor vehicles includes a camera having a radiation-sensitive image-sensor surface, which is configured for recording electromagnetic radiation from the infrared range, in particular. To improve distant-vision characteristics beyond the low-beam range, the system according to the present invention includes a filter element which is positioned in... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20070278407 - Micromechanical thermal sensor: A radiation sensor that can operate in the THz regime comprising: a micro antenna, which may comprise a two-dimensional patterned thin-film metallizations on a thin dielectric pellicle fabricated by micro machining of a silicon wafer; a thermally isolated microstructure; a coupling mechanism for coupling the energy from the micro antenna... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20070278408 - Optical multiphase flowmeter: Method and apparatus enable direct measurement of at least one flow velocity for one or more phases within a multiphase fluid mixture flowing in a conduit. Some embodiments provide determination of actual individual phase flow rates for three phases (e.g., oil, water and gas) that are distinct from one another... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20070278409 - Methods and apparatus for pet time of flight: A method for reducing a need for physical memory includes compressing a sub-region of an intermediate histogram to obtain a compressed result, and storing the compressed result in a physical or virtual file.... Agent: Fisher Patent Group, LLC
20070278410 - Method and apparatus for ultra fast symmetry and simd based projection-backprojection for 3d pet image reconstruction: A method and apparatus are provided for reconstructing 3D image. The method may include the steps of: detecting a plurality of line of responses (LORs) emitted from an object; transforming the plurality of LORs into first sinogram data; back-projecting the first sinogram data with a plurality of projection angles to... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.
20070278411 - Methods and systems for controlling medical imaging: Methods and systems for controlling medical imaging are provided. A proximity sensor arrangement for an imaging system is provided. The proximity sensor arrangement includes at least one light emitter and at least one light detector. The proximity sensor arrangement further includes at least one reflector configured to reflect light waves... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP
20070278412 - X-ray detector and detector module: An X-ray detector is disclosed. In at least one embodiment, the X-ray detector includes a detector housing including a plurality of detector modules that extend into an interior space of the detector housing, the detector housing being designed to feed a coolant into the interior space. In order to cool... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070278413 - Radiation or neutron detector using fiber optics: A radiation or neutron detector wherein lateral side light detecting optical fibers prepared from clear optical fibers that are scraped on a lateral side to permit side incidence of fluorescence are used to detect the fluorescence from a phosphor or a scintillator such that the background to gamma-rays is reduced.... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070278414 - Semiconductor radiological detector and semiconductor radiological imaging apparatus: The semiconductor radiological detector 1 minimizes a dead space resulting from the draw-out of a signal line from an electrode and which allows a number of semiconductor devices to be densely arranged to improve sensitivity and spatial resolution. The semiconductor radiological detector 1 comprises a semiconductor device 2, an anode... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20070278415 - Miniature multinuclide detection system and methods: The present invention is directed toward an apparatus and methods for detection and identification of target radionuclides and threatening radionuclides that may be present in a sample volume. One aspect of the invention discloses a digital computational apparatus that determines similarity or identity to a target radionuclide or a threatening... Agent: Reed Smith LLP
20070278416 - Multipole lens and method of fabricating same: There is disclosed a multipole lens that can be machined with improved accuracy. A method of fabricating this lens is also disclosed. The multipole lens has a blank material from which polar elements will be fabricated. The blank material is sandwiched vertically between two layers of filmy insulator. The blank... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20070278417 - Ion implantation ion source, system and method: Limiting charge-exchange and low energy electron-induced fragmentation of B10Hx+; Operating the ion source without an arc plasma, which can improve the emittance properties and the purity of the beam; Operating the ion source without use of a strong applied magnetic field, which can improve the emittance properties of the beam;... Agent: Patent Administrator Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
20070278418 - Apparatus and method for controlled particle beam manufacturing: A chamber for exposing a workpiece to charged particles includes a charged particle source for generating a stream of charged particles, a collimator configured to collimate and direct the stream of charged particles from the charged particle source along an axis, a beam digitizer downstream of the collimator configured to... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070278419 - Apparatus and method for controlled particle beam manufacturing: A chamber for exposing a workpiece to charged particles includes a charged particle source for generating a stream of charged particles, a collimator configured to collimate and direct the stream of charged particles from the charged particle source along an axis, a beam digitizer downstream of the collimator configured to... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070278420 - Microfabricated cantilever chip: The present invention relates to a device and system from doing mechanical and electrical measurements and manipulation on nano or micro sized objects using a sample holder adapted to fit in situ of a transmission electron microscope. The sample holder comprise at least two arms each with at least one... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP
20070278421 - Sample preparation technique: A method of testing a substrate includes separating the substrate from a larger substrate using a separating device and repositioning the substrate to be tested to a processing station apart from the separating device. The substrate is positioned on a holder for inspection.... Agent: Chernoff, Vilhauer, Mcclung & Stenzel
20070278422 - Printable reflective features formed from multiple inks and processes for making them: The invention relates to reflective features formed from multiple inks. In one embodiment, the reflective feature comprises a substrate having a first region and a second region, the first and second regions having different surface characteristics; a first reflective element disposed on the first region; and a second reflective element... Agent: Jaimes Sher, Esq. Cabot Corporation
20070278423 - Quantitative transmission/emission detector system and methods of detecting concealed radiation sources: Apparatus and methods for screening inanimate objects for detecting concealed radioactive substances. The apparatus and method use a combination of at least one gamma-emission detector and the generation of a transmission image to non-invasively evaluate the contents of an inanimate object, such as a container, in order to determine the... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.
20070278424 - Method and apparatus to improve lithography throughput: The present disclosure provides a lithography apparatus with improved lithography throughput. The lithography apparatus includes a first lens system; a first substrate stage configured to receive a first radiation energy from the first lens system, and designed operable to move a substrate during an exposing process; a second lens system,... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLP
20070278425 - Method of operating emitter for electron-beam projection lithography system: An emitter for an electron-beam projection lithography system includes a photoconductor substrate, an insulating layer formed on a front surface of the photoconductor substrate, a gate electrode layer formed on the insulating layer, and a base electrode layer formed on a rear surface of the photoconductor substrate and formed of... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.
20070278427 - Closed loop dose control for ion implantation: A method derives a terminal return current or upstream current to adjust and/or compensate for variations in beam current during ion implantation. One or more individual upstream current measurements are obtained from a region of an ion implantation system. A terminal return current, or composite upstream current, is derived from... Agent: Eschweiler & Associates, LLC National City Bank Building
20070278428 - Apparatus and method for controlled particle beam manufacturing: A chamber for exposing a workpiece to charged particles includes a charged particle source for generating a stream of charged particles, a collimator configured to collimate and direct the stream of charged particles from the charged particle source along an axis, a beam digitizer downstream of the collimator configured to... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070278426 - Apparatus and method for recognizing irradiation-enabled area of beam irradiating device and for establishing a moving path of the device: An apparatus that can change an irradiating direction of the beam and a method of recognizing an irradiation-enabled area with respect to a processing course for a work piece. The method establishes an irradiation-enabled area at a focal length that corresponds to one point along the processing course, even when... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
20070278429 - High flux, high energy photon source: A high energy photon source for generating EUV radiation comprises a nozzle emitting a supersonic stream of source material, a laser or electrical/magnetic pre-ionization mechanism and a laser or electrical/magnetic excitation mechanism and a skimmer plate between them providing a collimated high density beam of source material for excitation.... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.c. Attn: Linda Kasulke, Docket Coordinator
20070278430 - Structure for ray source apparatus of radiotherapy device: A structure for ray source apparatus of radiotherapy device, which comprising a shielding body, a ray source table and a collimation body, wherein all the shielding body, ray source table and collimation body are shaped as a spherical segment, while the shielding body is installed on the outside of the... Agent: GlobalIPServices
20070278431 - Automatic identification of reagent test strips using reflectance values: Identifying a test product having a test region includes impinging on the test region a set of test signals at known test wavelengths. An image of the test region is generated from the reflected signals. The image is comprised of a set of reflectance values that are compared against reference... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20070278432 - System for identifying a characteristic of a printing media: A system for identifying a characteristic of a printing media includes a light source module that has a light emitting diode (LED) and an aspheric lens and a light detection module that has a photodetector and an aspheric lens. The light source module and light detection module are oriented with... Agent: Kathy Manke Avago Technologies Limited
20070278433 - Out of round detector: An inspection machine for determining whether a bottle at an inspection station is “out of round”. A laser, spaced from the bottle to be inspected directs a laser beam towards the axis of the bottle to be inspected whereby a diffuse spot of energy will be defined on the surface... Agent: Spencer T. Smith Emhart Glass
20070278434 - Injector: An injector has a sample chamber for retaining a small amount of sample, wherein a position of the sample chamber is controlled by transmitting light through the sample chamber and detecting the transmitted light so as to recognize the position of the sample chamber. It is possible to reduce detection... Agent: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld L.L.P.Previous industry: Static molds
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