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Radiant energy January USPTO class listing 01/08Below 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. 01/31/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing
20080023623 - System and method for a high dynamic range sensitive sensor element array: A high dynamic range sensitive sensor array is described which uses a combination of pixel structures, some of which incorporating phase domain integration techniques to accurately capture high and low intensity images. The sensor elements included as many of the pixel structures in the sensor array are not limited by... Agent: Mcguinness & Manaras LLP
20080023624 - Image sensor and manufacturing method thereof: An image sensor may include a plurality of photodiodes for performing a photo-electric conversion and a plurality of microlenses. Each of the microlenses is formed over one of the photodiodes. The image sensor may further include a vertical light generating portion formed over the microlenses and configured to refract each... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20080023625 - Light measurement apparatus: The invention relates to a light measurement apparatus (34), having a light source to which a light guide apparatus (24) is connected, with the light guide apparatus (24) having a light outlet area (30) on the light output side and the light measurement apparatus (34) having a light sensor arrangement... Agent: John C. Thompson
20080023626 - Piezoelectric actuator and scanning probe microscope using the same: A leaf spring 4 constituting an elastic member one end of which is fixed to a foundation 6, and other end of which is brought into contact with a laminating type piezoelectric element 2 or a driven member 5 is constituted such that a thickness is thinned from a side... Agent: Bruce L. Adams, Esq.
20080023627 - Scanning electron microscope and cd measurement calibration standard specimen: A calibration standard specimen is provided to have formed therein calibrating patterns of a lattice shape discontinuously arrayed, and particular alignment patterns respectively disposed near the calibrating patterns so that the positioning of the specimen can be made to match the calibrating patterns to the measurement points.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20080023628 - Standoff correction for lwd density measurement: A method for conducting density measurements in downhole environments corrects for high standoff, by adding a second correction term to the spine and rib method. This second term is a correction based on an apparent standoff estimated using the photo electric effect of the mud. This correction is term depends... Agent: Osha . Liang L.L.P. / Slb
20080023629 - Methods and apparatus using both nuclear capture and inelastic spectroscopy in deriving elemental concentrations: Methods and apparatus are provided for determining the content of a first element in a formation which cannot otherwise be determined via a capture spectrum measurement. The methods and apparatus utilize the inelastic spectrum measurement of the first element and the inelastic and capture spectrum measurements of at least a... Agent: Schlumberger-doll Research Attn: Intellectual Property Law Department
20080023630 - Polymer probe doped with conductive material for mass spectrometry: A mass spectrometer probe is formed of a nonconductive polymer that is doped with conductive material. The probe may be used as, or as part of, a repeller plate in a parallel laser ion desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometer. Transparent locations on the probe enable a sample placed thereon to be... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20080023631 - Detector system for traffic lanes: A mobile detecting apparatus which can include the ability to transmit data to and receive instructions from a remote location, detect multiple objects (e.g. stacked or side by side containers or cargo), and provide efficient traffic flow (e.g. at cargo port).... Agent: Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, Pa
20080023632 - Millimeter and sub-millimeter wave detection: In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, an antenna assembly comprising an antenna portion and an electrooptic waveguide portion is provided. The antenna portion comprises at least one tapered slot antenna. The waveguide portion comprises at least one electrooptic waveguide. The electrooptic waveguide comprises a waveguide core extending... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
20080023633 - method and system for transmitting terahertz pulses: Systems for THz transmission using new types of THz waveguides with low loss, negligible group velocity dispersion and structural simplicity are described herein. The THz system incorporates the use of a waveguide with two or more substantially parallel conductive elements which may enable many new THz sensing applications. It is... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose
20080023634 - Non-invasive detection of analytes in a comples matrix: A system and method for determining the concentration of analytes of interest in complex matrices is provided. According to one aspect of the present invention, near-infrared analytical radiation is generally directed onto a portion of a specimen containing the analyte of interest. A wavelength of the analytical radiation is scanned... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
20080023635 - System for locating a physical alteration in a structure and a method thereof: There is provided a system and method for locating a physical alteration, if such exists, in a structure having a substantially planar surface comprising a plurality of elements capable of scattering electro-magnetic radiation and openings arranged between the elements, according to one embodiment, the system comprises a moving platform for... Agent: Nath & Associates
20080023636 - Tungsten polymer collimator for medical imaging: A collimator for a nuclear imaging device includes, i.e., is formed from, a tungsten polymer. Preferably, the tungsten polymer includes at least 50% by weight of tungsten powdered tungsten mixed with polymer and has a density substantially equivalent to that of lead. Preferably, the collimator includes at least one of... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20080023637 - Radiation detector for x-rays or gamma rays: A radiation detector is disclosed for X radiation. In at least one embodiment, the detector includes a detector array that has a multiplicity of scintillators separated from one another by partition walls, and a photodiode array that is arranged on the side of said detector array averted from the radiation.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20080023638 - Gain/lag artifact correction algorithm and software: A method is described. A total number of traps to be filled in a detector of an imaging system is estimated based on a measured signal sensed by the detector. The measured signal is adjusted based on the estimated total number of traps and a current trap state of the... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20080023639 - Ultraviolet irradiation apparatus: A semiconductor wafer is taken as an object to be irradiated, to which a protection sheet S is stuck via an ultraviolet cured adhesive layer, and an ultraviolet irradiation part 12 is disposed facing the protection sheet S, the ultraviolet irradiation part 12 being provided with a plurality of the... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20080023640 - Penetration ionization chamber: A penetration ionization chamber includes a chamber, two outer electrode plates and a center electrode plate. The center electrode plate is disposed at the center of the chamber, and signals produced in the chamber can be collected completely by the center electrode plate to avoid signal losses and improve the... Agent: Wpat, PC
20080023642 - Electron gun assembly: A device which employs an electron beam, for performing a desired function, includes an electron gun for generating the electron beam. The electron gun includes a barrel shaped rotatable structure having a plurality of annularly disposed electron sources. A curvature of a surface portion of the rotatable structure is shaped... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080023643 - Multiple beam charged particle optical system: The invention relates to a multiple beam charged particle optical system, comprising an electrostatic lens structure with at least one electrode, provided with apertures, wherein the effective size of a lens field effected by said electrode at a said aperture is made ultimately small. The system may comprise a diverging... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20080023641 - Focused ion beam apparatus: A focused ion beam apparatus enables an ion beam to be focused highly accurately on a sample at the beam spot position of the case of the absence of magnetic field without causing isotope separation of the ion beam on the sample, even when there is a magnetic field on... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20080023644 - System for the delivery of proton therapy: A process for an intensity-modulated proton therapy of a predetermined volume within an object includes discretising the predetermined volume into a number of iso-energy layers each corresponding to a determined energy of the proton beam. A final target dose distribution is determined for each iso-energy layer. The final target dose... Agent: Siemens Schweiz Ag I-47, Intellectual Property
20080023645 - Target device for producing a radioisotope: The present invention is related to an irradiation cell for producing a radioisotope of interest through the irradiation of a target material by a particle beam, comprising a metallic insert (2) forming a cavity (7) designed to house the target material and to be closed by an irradiation window, characterized... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery
20080023646 - Photostabilisation of fluorescent dyes: The invention relates to the field of photostabilisers for fluorescent dyes. The invention additionally relates to products containing such photostabilisers.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080023647 - General purpose, high accuracy dosimeter reader: A general purpose high accuracy dosimeter reader, 80, for determination of a treatment condition, based on comparison of an image of treated dosimeter, 111, with a series of images of pre-treated dosimeter, 114, is disclosed. A dosimeter undergoes noticeable changes, such as a color change upon treatment with certain materials,... Agent: Nexsen Pruet, LLC
20080023648 - Scintillator plate: Disclosed is a scintillator plate comprising on a substrate a phosphor layer formed by a process of vapor deposition, wherein a thallium compound having a melting point within ±70° C. of that of CsI and CsI are deposited on a substrate to form a thallium-activated phosphor layer.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080023649 - Radiation image conversion panel and process for producing the same: The radiation image conversion panel includes a substrate and a phosphor layer formed on the substrate by vapor-phase deposition in a vacuum chamber, the phosphor layer being repaired for projections generated on a surface of the phosphor layer or recesses resulting therefrom. The process for producing a radiation image conversion... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080023650 - Radiation image conversion panel and process for producing the same: A radiation image conversion panel includes a substrate, a phosphor layer formed on the substrate by vapor-phase deposition, and a protective layer covering entirely the phosphor layer to hermetically seal it. A color at a surface of the panel on which exciting light is incident has a density of 0.001... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080023651 - Tdi detecting device, a feed-through equipment, an electron beam apparatus using these device and equipment, and a semiconductor device manufacturing method using the same electron beam apparatus: An electron beam apparatus comprises a TDI sensor 64 and a feed-through device 50. The feed-through device has a socket contact 54 for interconnecting a pin 52 attached to a flanged 51 for separating different environments and the other pin 53 making a pair with the pin 52, in which... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20080023652 - Lithographic apparatus and device manufacturing method: A method and apparatus for monitoring a level of silicon dioxide in a liquid and removing the silicon dioxide using polishers is disclosed. In an embodiment, two polishers that absorb carbon dioxide and silicon dioxide, but which have a greater affinity for carbon dioxide, are placed in series along a... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20080023654 - Method of reducing transient wafer temperature during implantation: The present invention is directed to a method and apparatus for providing a uniform ion implantation in a single-workpiece two-dimensional mechanical scanning ion implantation system, wherein the transient temperature operating parameter is controlled based on mechanical rotation of the workpiece by a predetermined amount between two or more scans of... Agent: Eschweiler & Associates, LLC National City Bank Building
20080023653 - Plasma based ion implantation apparatus: A plasma based ion implantation apparatus. The apparatus includes a first chamber in which plasma is generated, a coil antenna to generate the plasma in the first chamber, a second chamber in which ions of the plasma are implanted into a target, the second chamber having an incoming port through... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20080023655 - Charged-particle beam pattern writing method and apparatus: A charged-particle beam writing apparatus includes first and second storage devices, a transfer processor for sequentially sending to the first storage several design data files per pattern layout-defined region, a first data processor which sequentially reads design data files from the first storage and converts each data file's design data... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080023656 - Integrated thermal unit having a shuttle with a temperature controlled surface: An integrated thermal unit comprising a bake plate configured to heat a substrate supported on a surface of the bake plate; a chill plate configured to cool a substrate supported on a surface of the chill plate; and a substrate transfer shuttle configured to transfer substrates from the bake plate... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080023657 - Extreme ultraviolet light source: The present invention provides a reliable, high-repetition rate, production line compatible high energy photon source. A very hot plasma containing an active material is produced in vacuum chamber. The active material is an atomic element having an emission line within a desired extreme ultraviolet (EUV) range. A pulse power source... Agent: William C. Cray Cymer, Inc., Legal Dept.
20080023658 - 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: Dickinson Wright PLLC
20080023659 - Optical fluid level encoder: An apparatus measures a fluid level in a container. A light source emits a light beam. A light sensor can sense the light beam. An optical conduit is arranged in a container for holding fluid. The optical conduit is arranged between the light source and the light sensor along a... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
20080023660 - Apparatus for and method of erasing residual radiation image: A stored quantity calculator calculates the quantity of radiation energy stored in each of divided areas of a stimulable phosphor panel. Erasing energy set to a level depending on the calculated quantity of radiation energy stored in each of the areas is applied from an erasing unit to the stimulable... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC01/24/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing
20080017784 - Apparatus and methods to locate and track the sun: Apparatus and methods are disclosed that enable a device to locate and track a light source. In certain preferred embodiments, the device is a telescope and the light source is the sun. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes a plurality of photodetectors and a plurality of shade casting members. The... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080017785 - Automatic avalanche photodiode bias setting system based on unity-gain noise measurement: A system for setting the bias of a device. The novel bias setting system includes a first system for determining a ratio between noise at an operating gain of the device and noise at a reference gain of the device, and a second system for adjusting the bias until that... Agent: John E. Gunther Raytheon Company - (eo/e4/n119)
20080017786 - Infrared ray switching device: An IR switching device, electrically connected to an apparatus, is provided. The IR switching device comprises an IR transmitter, an IR receiver, a processor, a controller. The IR transmitter is configured to emit an IR signal. The IR receiver is configured to receive a reflected IR signal to generate a... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.
20080017787 - Living body observing apparatus, intraoral imaging apparatus and medical treatment appliance: A medical living body observation apparatus, an intraoral photography system and a medical treatment appliance which can be used conveniently by a general user at home as well as a technician, e.g. a dentist or a physician. There is provided an irradiation means (2) comprising an exciting light emission section... Agent: Koda & Androlia
20080017788 - System and method for detecting lightning: A system for lightning detection is provided. The lightning detection system includes a conductor configured to receive a lightning strike and transmit a lightning induced current. The system also includes a fiber optic current sensor configured to detect multiple lightning parameters from the lightning induced current and to modulate a... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20080017789 - Method of operating a mass spectrometer to provide resonant excitation ion transfer: A method of operating a mass spectrometer having a rod set is provided. The rod set has a first end, a second end opposite to the first end, and a longitudinal axis extending between the first end and the second end. The method comprises a) admitting ions into the rod... Agent: Bereskin And Parr
20080017790 - Smart faims sensor: There is no mask on the market or registered with the USPTO that uses ultraviolet light to kill air-borne viral and bacterial contaminants. The invention will ensure that if an individual must perforce be exposed to contaminated air as a result of natural or manmade events, then that individual will... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20080017791 - Smart faims sensor: A smart FAIMS sensor system and method includes a 2/2-electrode filter that pumps the ions through the system and separates the ionic species, a detector for collecting the separated ions and generating a detector signal in response to the collected ions, and a controller configured to change the operating parameters... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20080017792 - Energy focus for distance of flight mass spectometry with constant momentum acceleration and an ion mirror: A distance-of-flight mass spectrometer (DOF-MS) imparts constant momentum acceleration to ions in an ion source and uses an ion mirror to enhance energy focusing. Embodiments of DOF-MS with ion mirror are shown. Further, a method of compensating for the dispersion of initial ion position and velocity in the ion source... Agent: Gonzales Patent Services
20080017793 - Dynamic pixel scanning for use with maldi-ms: A method for dynamic pixel mass spectrometric imaging, or dynamic pixel imaging is disclosed. The method includes striking a sample to be scanned with a laser beam so that the laser beam releases analytes from the sample. The laser beam and the sample are then displaced relative to one another... Agent: Bereskin And Parr
20080017794 - Coaxial ring ion trap: An apparatus that is or includes an ion trap, wherein the ion trap comprises an injection endcap, an extraction endcap, a plurality of ring electrode segments collectively positioned in substantially coaxial alignment between the injection and extraction endcaps, and a plurality of insulators each interposing neighboring ones of the plurality... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLP
20080017795 - Wide range, very high resolution differential mobility analyzer (dma): The present invention consists of a differential mobility analyzer (DMA) intended for achieving the electric field conditions necessary so that it has an component opposite to the drag flow. This electric field component opposite to the drag flow causes the main electric field to be not perpendicular to the velocity... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080017796 - Method and system for ultrafast photoelectron microscope: An ultrafast system (and methods) for characterizing one or more samples. The system includes a stage assembly, which has a sample to be characterized. The system has a laser source that is capable of emitting an optical pulse of less than 1 ps in duration. The system has a cathode... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080017797 - Pattern inspection and measurement apparatus: Pattern inspection and measurement technique where the failure of the detection of a secondary signal due to the variation of an optical condition of a primary electron beam or the occurrence of an electric field perpendicular to a traveling direction of the primary electron beam in a surface of a... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20080017798 - Active night vision thermal control system using wavelength-temperature characteristic of light source: A thermal control system (11) for a light source (46) of a vision system (10) includes a heater (63) that is thermally coupled to the light source (46). A thermal sensor (60) is thermally coupled to the tight source (46) and generates a temperature signal. A controller (50) is coupled... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC
20080017799 - System and method for optical analysis: An optical analysis system utilizing transmission spectroscopy for analyzing liquids and solids includes a source of optical energy, a sample, a movable optical energy transmission window, a fixed optical energy transmission window, and a detection system. The fixed transmission window remains fixed relative to the source of optical energy. The... Agent: Calfee Halter & Griswold, LLP
20080017800 - Laser diode optical transducer assembly for non-invasive spectrophotometric blood oxygenation: An infrared spectrometric monitoring transducer includes a shielded cable, a fiber optic light guide, a transducer housing, a light source, and at least one light detector. The light source is mounted in the transducer housing and is operable to produce a light signal along a plurality of discrete wavelengths. The... Agent: O'shea, Getz & Kosakowski, P.C.
20080017801 - Euv light source: An apparatus and method for EUV light production is disclosed which may comprise a laser produced plasma (“LPP”) extreme ultraviolet (“EUV”) light source control system comprising a target delivery system adapted to deliver moving plasma initiation targets and an EUV light collection optic having a focus defining a desired plasma... Agent: Cymer Inc Legal Department
20080017802 - Fluorescent material, a method of manufacturing the fluorescent material, a radiation detector using the fluorescent material, and an x-ray ct scanner: An aspect in accordance with the present invention provides, a fluorescent material with garnet structure containing Gd, Al, Ga, and O at least, containing Lu and/or Y, and also containing Ce as an activator, wherein said fluorescent material is expressed as (Gd1−x−zLxCez)3+a(Al1−uGau)5−aO12, wherein L is Lu and/or Y, wherein 0<a≦0.15,... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20080017803 - Signal polarity inverting multiplexing circuits for nuclear medical detectors: A system for multiplexing photodetector signals from a scintillation detector. The system includes a detector module having a number of scintillator blocks, each scintillator block having a number of photosensors, and a number of multiplexing circuits. Each multiplexing circuit includes a number of inputs, a signal polarity inverter and at... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20080017804 - Boron thin films for solid state neutron detectors: The present invention provides methods and apparatuses for detecting neurons, that provide high sensitivity, low cost, durability, portability, and scalability. Neutrons interacting with a 10B layer in the present invention result in expression of alpha particles from the 10B layer. The alpha particles can then be detected, for example with... Agent: V. Gerald Grafe, Esq.
20080017805 - Particle detection device and particle detection method: Electrodes for detecting the position of an incident particle are formed by a global position detection electrode for detecting the global position of the incident particle and a plurality of local position detection electrodes for detecting the local position of the incident particle. The position of the incident particle is... Agent: Ladas & Parry
20080017806 - Remote detection of explosive substances: Apparatus and methods for effectively detecting and locating explosive substances within remote targets, including improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The detection apparatus includes a thermal neutron beam generator, a gamma ray detector, data collection modules and sensors, and a detection processing module. The thermal neutron beam generator includes a fast neutron... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20080017807 - Deflector array, exposure apparatus, and device manufacturing method: This invention discloses a deflector array in which a plurality of deflectors which deflect charged particle beams are arrayed on a substrate. Each deflector includes an opening formed on the substrate, and a pair of electrodes opposing each other through the opening. The length of the pair of electrodes in... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20080017808 - Optoelectronic tweezers: An on-chip micro-fluidic device (10) fabricated using a semiconductor material. The device has a micro-fluidic channel or chamber (14) defined within the material and one or more monolithically integrated semiconductor lasers (12) operate to form an optical trap in the channel or chamber (14).... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.
20080017809 - Scanning probe microscope system: A scanning probe microscope system comprising a hollow probe 3, a tube 4 connected to a rear end 32 of the hollow probe 3, a support table 1 provided under the hollow probe 3, and a substrate 2 and a means 5 for washing the hollow probe 3 that are... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP
20080017810 - Correction of spatial instability of an euv source by laser beam steering: A method to align a discharge axis of a discharge radiation source with respect to optics of the lithographic apparatus includes creating a discharge in a substance in a discharge space between an anode and a cathode to form a plasma so as to generate electromagnetic radiation. The discharge is... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20080017811 - Beam stop for an ion implanter: This invention relates to a beam stop for an ion implanter that provides a measure of the ion beam current incident thereon and that may be used for ion beam optimisation. A beam stop for an ion implanter is provided comprising a charge collector with a segmented surface provided to... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc.
20080017812 - Electromagnetic radiation transformation: Electromagnetic radiation transformation is described. In embodiment(s), an apparatus includes a device that is operable to emit electromagnetic radiation, and includes paramagnetic material in a quantity sufficient to counteract the electromagnetic radiation emitted by the device. To counteract harmful effects of the electromagnetic radiation, the paramagnetic material can transform the... Agent: Sadler, Breen, Morasch & Colby, P.s.
20080017813 - Composite dipole array systems and methods: Methods and systems for generating and imaging THz electromagnetic radiation using a composite dipole array made up of novel structures of non-linear dipole strings with dual frequency resonances for frequency up conversion and frequency down conversion are disclosed. THz electromagnetic radiation resulting from the frequency down conversion process can be... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid, LLP01/17/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing
20080011936 - Imaging sensor having microlenses of different radii of curvature: The present invention provides an image sensor which comprises improved microlenses to cope with different optical requirements for oblique incident light or different components of light. In one embodiment, the image sensor comprises at least two microlenses having different radii of curvature. In another embodiment, the image sensor comprises at... Agent: Tung & Associates
20080011937 - Solid-state imaging element and solid-state imaging device: A solid-state imaging element or the like capable of limiting an abrupt refractive index distribution and collecting incident light at high efficiency is provided. The solid-state imaging element (size: 5.6 μm square) has a distributed index lens, a G color filter, Al wiring, a signal transmitting unit, a planarizing layer,... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20080011938 - Photodetector module: A photodetector module that can achieve impedance matching and power saving. A photodetector (11) and an amplifier (12) for amplifying an electric signal from the photodetector (11) are mounted on a stem (14). A dielectric plate (18) is arranged between the stem (14) and a flexible substrate (20). To transfer... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20080011941 - Aviation night vision system using common aperture and multi-spectral image fusion: An multispectral optical device, comprising a common aperture objective assembly for image acquisition in the short wave infrared (SWIR) waveband and at least one additional waveband; a SWIR detector for detecting an image in the SWIR waveband; and a beam mixer for fusing an image detected by the SWIR detector... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20080011942 - Cmos image sensor with photo diode gate: A photodiode has a photodiode gate structure on the surface of the substrate. The photodiode may be located in a pixel sensor cell comprising a substrate having a first surface level. The photodiode has a first doped region of a first conductivity type and a second doped region of a... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20080011939 - Composite assembly that incorporates multiple devices that use different wavelengths of light and method for making same: Multiple devices that operate at different wavelengths of light are incorporated into a single composite assembly to reduce the amount of space that is needed to incorporate the assembly into a consumer electronics device. In addition, by implementing the devices in a single composite assembly, costs associated with manufacturing, assembly... Agent: Kathy Manke Avago Technologies Limited
20080011940 - Remote control receiver device and ambient light photosensor device incorporated into a single composite assembly: An RC receiver device and an ambient light photosensor (ALPS) device are mounted on a single mounting device (e.g., circuit board or lead frame substrate) such that they are part of a single composite assembly. This reduces the amount of space that is consumed in electronic devices in which the... Agent: Kathy Manke Avago Technologies Limited
20080011943 - Optical system and method for monitoring variable in rotating member: A system for monitoring a variable such as torque relating to a rotating member comprises a source of optical energy for emitting optical energy from a stationary measuring station. A transducer which is mountable on the member in use modulates optical energy received from the source in accordance with changes... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20080011944 - Touch screen with light-enhancing layer: A touch indication device comprises a light guide structure for passing light of a light source via total internal reflection. A touch surface disturbs the total internal reflection when touched, causing light to leave the light guide structure. A light enhancement layer converts the light leaving the light guide and... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.
20080011945 - Automatically determining a beam parameter for radiation treatment planning: Systems and methods for automatically determining a beam parameter at each of a plurality of treatment nodes are disclosed. The beam parameter may include a beam shape, beam size and/or beam orientation. Systems and methods for automatically selecting multiple collimators in a radiation treatment system are also disclosed.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20080011946 - Phantom device having internal organ simulating phantom: Provided is a phantom device having an internal organ simulating phantom. The phantom device comprises: a phantom receiving radiation emitted from a radiation emitting unit and comprising therein a simulant that simulates an internal organ; a lifting unit installed under the phantom to support the phantom and moving the phantom... Agent: Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP
20080011947 - Semiconductor substrate, substrate inspection method, semiconductor device manufacturing method, and inspection apparatus: A semiconductor substrate inspection method includes: generating a charged particle beam, and irradiating the charged particle beam to a semiconductor substrate in which contact wiring lines are formed on a surface thereof, the contact wiring lines of the semiconductor substrate being designed to alternately repeat in a plane view so... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080011948 - Method and system for conducting event-streamed spectrum imaging: A method and system for conducting event-streamed spectrum imaging concurrently collects electron and spectral signals resulting from a raster scan of a sample. The signals are formatted and assembled as a packet stream. The packet stream is transmitted to a host where it is buffered, stored and processed.... Agent: Ward And Smith, P.A.
20080011949 - Transmission electron microscope: In a transmission electron microscope, an electron beam flux of a cross section constricted conically over a reference specimen is made to hit the reference specimen. The flux includes electron beams hitting the specimen at incident angles which spread conically in the direction of irradiation. The beams are focused onto... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20080011950 - Pet detector methods and apparatus: A method includes controlling a PET detector temperature at a constant temperature.... Agent: Fisher Patent Group, LLC
20080011951 - Heat imaging sensor for real-time closed-loop control: A real-time timing correction system for high speed control of hot glue dispensing uses a thermal-infrared detector and a feedback control loop distinguishing dispensed hot glue from a substrate by heat emissions.... Agent: Rockwell Automation, Inc./bf
20080011952 - Non-dispersive infrared gas analyzer: The invention relates to a non-dispersive infrared gas analyzer (1) for identifying a test gas containing a number of gas constituents, comprising a radiation source (2), a modulating device (3), a measuring cell (4), which has a measuring chamber (4a) and a comparing chamber (4b), and comprising an optopneumatic detector... Agent: Abb Inc. Legal Department-4u6
20080011953 - Scintillator composition, article, and associated method: A scintillator composition is provided. The scintillator composition may include a matrix having at least one lanthanide ion and at least one halide ion, and a dopant. The dopant may include a trivalent cerium activator ion disposed in the matrix, and a trivalent bismuth activator ion disposed in the matrix.... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20080011954 - Apparatus and methods for processing imaging data from multiple detectors: An imaging system comprises a plurality of imaging detectors acquiring imaging data indicative of a patient over a length of time. The plurality of imaging detectors are arranged proximate the patient and remain in a fixed position with respect to the patient. A processor receives the imaging data and divides... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP
20080011955 - Method and apparatus for treatment of signals obtained from photomultiplier tubes: An apparatus for treatment of signals obtained from photomultiplier tubes, in particular for carrying out a PET, by at least one couple of scintillators associated to photomultiplier tubes (100, 200). For each head (100) of sensors, a relative phototube (3) generates current pulses that are weighed by two resistive chains... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald
20080011956 - Nanophosphors for large area radiation detectors: Nanophosphor compositions were was prepared. The compositions can be used for radiation detection.... Agent: Los Alamos National Security, LLC
20080011957 - Methods and apparatus for geophysical logging: Apparatus and assemblies for a borehole survey instrument are provided. A radiation detector includes a photo-detector, and a scintillator optically coupled to the photo-detector wherein the scintillator is formed in at least one of a cylindrical segment shape and a truncated frustocylindrical shape.... Agent: John S. Beulick (17851)
20080011958 - Radiation imaging apparatus, apparatus control method, and computer-readable storage medium storing program for executing control: To provide a radiation imaging apparatus which is capable of both connecting state radiographing for radiographing with a C arm connected and non-connecting state radiographing for radiographing with the C arm disconnected, and is convenient and obtains high quality images, the apparatus includes: a flat panel detector; a holding unit... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20080011960 - Apparatus for asymmetric dual-screen digital radiography: The present invention relates to radiographic imaging apparatus for taking X-ray images of an object. In various two-panel radiographic imaging apparatus configurations, a front panel and back panel have substrates, arrays of signal sensing elements and readout devices, and passivation layers. The front and back panels have scintillating phosphor layers... Agent: Carestream Health Inc,
20080011959 - Two component photodiode detector: A photodiode detector array is bonded to a first surface of a first substrate and electrically coupled to the second surface of the first substrate. A shield, opaque to X-ray radiation is attached to the second surface of the first substrate. A processing chip is flip chip bonded and electrically... Agent: Hogan & Hartson LLP
20080011961 - Scintillator panel: A scintillator panel comprising: (a) a scintillator sheet comprising: (i) a substrate, and (ii) a phosphor layer formed on the substrate; (b) a first protective film provided on a phosphor layer side surface of the scintillator sheet; and (c) a second protective film provided on a substrate side surface of... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080011962 - Nuclide identifier system: In a preferred embodiment, a method of identifying nuclides, including the steps of: determining spectral continuum via a peak erosion process to render a residual peak spectrum; filtering a standard nuclide library specified by a user to select candidate nuclides; simultaneously fitting calibrations and activities of selected candidate nuclides from... Agent: John H Crozier
20080011963 - Charged particle beam apparatus and charged particle beam resolution measurement method: A charged particle beam apparatus in accordance with one preferred form of this invention includes an irradiation unit for irradiating a charged particle beam, an instrumentation unit which performs instrumentation of a reflection signal from a mark as obtained by scanning the mark while irradiating the charged particle beam onto... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080011964 - Method and system for focusing a charged particle beam: A method for focusing a charged particle beam, the method includes: (a) altering a focal point of a charged particle beam according to a first focal pattern while scanning a first area of a sample and collecting a first set of detection signals; (b) altering a focal point of a... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20080011965 - Charged-particle beam pattern writing method and apparatus and software program for use therein: A charged particle beam pattern writing apparatus in accordance with one preferred form of this invention includes an atmospheric pressure measuring unit which measures the value of an atmosphere air pressure, a coordinate value corrector which corrects three-dimensional (3D) coordinate values by use of the value of the air pressure... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080011966 - Direct production of thermal antineutrons and antiprotons: A method for obtaining free thermal antineutrons within the cage-like structure of a fullerene molecule comprising irradiating the fullerene molecule with free neutrons causing free neutrons to be trapped within the fullerene molecule wherein the trapped neutron oscillates between the neutron and antineutron states. A method for producing antiprotons comprising... Agent: Thompson Hine L.L.P. Intellectual Property Group
20080011967 - Getter and cleaning arrangement for a lithographic apparatus and method for cleaning a surface: A lithographic apparatus includes a radiation source and an object with a first surface which is configured to retain metal contaminants. This surface has the function of a getter. The first surface is arranged substantially outside the region traversed by the radiation beam generated by the radiation source during lithographic... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20080011968 - Laser irradiation apparatus, laser irradiation method, and method for manufacturing semiconductor device: It is an object of the present invention to provide a laser irradiation apparatus, a laser irradiation method, and a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device using the laser irradiation method that can suppress the energy distribution of the laser beam. The present invention provides a laser irradiation apparatus including... Agent: Eric Robinson
20080011969 - Apparatus and method for forming an alignment layer: An apparatus and method for forming an alignment layer with uniform orientation is provided. An alignment layer-forming apparatus includes an ion source for generating ion beams and one or more masks disposed between the ion source and a substrate. The masks each have a reflective face directed to the substrate.... Agent: Ibm Corporation RochesterIPLaw Dept. 917
20080011970 - Non-contact sensor for detecting material level in a container: A detection system for determining material level in a container where the container has an opening and an optical window mounted to the opening. A sensor element is mounted to the container adjacent the window. The sensor element has an optical emitter and an optical receiver positioned to form a... Agent: Zarley Law Firm P.L.C01/10/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing
20080006762 - Integrated proximity sensor and light sensor: Apparatuses and methods to sense proximity and to detect light. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes an emitter of electromagnetic radiation and a detector of electromagnetic radiation; the detector has a sensor to detect electromagnetic radiation from the emitter when sensing proximity, and to detect electromagnetic radiation from a source... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20080006763 - Sensor system, sensor element, and method for monitoring a closing mechanism: In order to be able to reliably detect when an object is caught between two parts which move in relation to one another in a motor-driven closing mechanism, in particular in an electromotively driven window winder system, provision is made for the sensor system to have an optical pressure sensor... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20080006764 - Multi-point correlated sampling for image sensors: An improved passive pixel sensor (PPS) circuit comprising a correlated sampling circuit and method that integrates pixel charge leakage onto an integrating amplifier during sampling periods. An integrator circuit is provided for integrating PPS pixel charges received via a column line, and correlated sampling circuit is provided for the removal... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20080006765 - 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
20080006766 - Optical generic switch panel: A switch panel having a touch plate, light converter, and light analyzer are disclosed. The touch plate includes an optically transparent layer having first and second surfaces, and having an index of refraction greater than that of air. The touch plate conducts light of an excitation wavelength between the first... Agent: Kathy Manke Avago Technologies Limited
20080006767 - Reducing scattering related features in terhertz time domain spectroscopy by averaging the impulse waveform over a plurality of smaple points: A method of investigating an object, comprising the steps of: (a) irradiating the object with an optically-generated pulse of electromagnetic radiation, said pulse having a plurality of frequencies in the range from 100 GHz to 100 THz; (b) detecting radiation transmitted and/or reflected from the object to obtain a time... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20080006768 - Time of flight mass spectrometer: A time of flight mass spectrometer according to the present invention includes: a) an ion source at which an ion starts flying; b) an energizer for giving a predetermined amount of energy to the ion to let the ion start flying from the ion source; c) an ion guide for... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20080006769 - Apparatus and method for controlling an electrostatically induced liquid spray: A system for controlling an electrostatically induced liquid spray includes an electrostatic spray device for generating a liquid spray from a liquid sample; a spray current sensing means placed in relation to the spray device and configured to generate a current output signal that represents a current of the liquid... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20080006770 - Mass spectrometric imaging method under ambient conditions using electrospray-assisted laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry: A mass spectrometric imaging method includes the steps of: forcing sequentially generated charge-laden liquid drops to move towards a receiving unit of a mass spectrometer along a traveling path; scanning a sample with a laser beam which has an irradiation energy sufficient to cause analytes contained in the sample to... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20080006771 - Electron beam apparatus to collect side-view and/or plane-view image with in-lens sectional detector: An electron beam apparatus and method are presented for collecting side-view and plane-view SEM imagery. The electron beam apparatus includes an electron source, some intermediate lenses if needed, an objective lens and an in-lens sectional detector. The electron source will provide an electron beam. The intermediate lenses focus the electron... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP
20080006772 - Thermally-directed optical processing: A thermally-directed optical imager and a method of thermally-directing optical processing are described. The thermally-directed imager includes a thermal image sensor, an optical image sensor, and a processor. The thermal and optical sensors respectively generate thermal image and optical image signals. The processor uses the thermal image signal to determine... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20080006773 - Electrical interface for a sensor array: An interface circuit for a sensor array is provided. The interface circuit may be made up of an integrated circuit package that provides a first region and a second region. The first region may be spaced apart and opposite to the second region of the package. The first region of... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20080006774 - Method to process polycrystalline lead selenide infrared detectors: Method to process polycrystalline lead selenide infrared detectors consisting in: 1) Substrate preparation; 2) Metal deposition; 3) Metal delineation; 4) Sensor delineation; 5) PbSe deposition by thermal evaporation in vacuum; 6) Specific thermal treatment for sensitizing the active material; 7) Deposition of a pasivating layer on the active material. The... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20080006775 - Infrared gas detection systems and methods: Thermopile-based detection and monitoring/control systems are described, in applications such as inferring concentration of a multicomponent gas by sensing a tracer gas therein, utilizing fiber optic cables to provide multiple sensing paths in a cell, utilizing a modulated IR source switched in on/off cycles, verifying chemical reagent identities, and sensing... Agent: Intellectual Property / Technology Law
20080006776 - Charged particle beam irradiator and rotary gantry: A charged particle beam 2 which enters a final bending electromagnet 7 after traveling through quadrupole electromagnets 4, 5, 6 travels through the final bending electromagnet 7 in an arc shape path by increasing or decreasing a bending magnetic field generated in the final bending electromagnet 7, with a pre-determined... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20080006777 - Lithography system and error detection method in same: The lithography system deflects a beam to draw a desired pattern on a sample. The lithography system includes a beam optical system that includes a deflector deflecting a beam, and a driving unit that drives the deflector. The data generation circuit generates control data to control the driving unit according... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080006778 - Lithography system and lithography method using the same: The window-frame judgment unit judges that a section to be drawn has entered a window-frame area according to the main deflector data and the stage position information to output judgment signal. The main deflector calculator receives the main deflector data and calculates calculation data for driving a driving unit based... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080006780 - Radiation image conversion panel and process for producing the same: The radiation image conversion panel includes a substrate and a phosphor layer of columnar crystals formed on the substrate by vapor-phase deposition, with a column diameter distribution of the columnar crystals having two or more peaks. The process for producing a radiation image conversion panel prepares a substrate on which... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080006779 - Radiation image conversion panel production process and radiation image conversion panel obtained thereby: The process for producing a radiation image conversion panel forms a phosphor layer on a substrate by vapor-phase deposition in a vacuum chamber and subjects the formed phosphor layer to a thermal treatment to obtain the radiation image conversion panel. The phosphor layer is protected by a selectively permeable cover... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080006781 - Electron beam drawing apparatus: The present invention provides an electron beam drawing apparatus which can easily perform beam adjustment and rotating center adjustment without increasing the size of the apparatus. The electron beam drawing apparatus includes an electron beam emitting unit which emits an electron beam, a rotary stage which rotatably supports a turntable... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20080006783 - Arrangement for the generation of extreme ultraviolet radiation by means of electric discharge at electrodes which can be regenerated: The invention is directed to an arrangement for generating extreme ultraviolet (EUV) radiation based on a plasma that is generated by electric discharge. It is the object of the invention to provide a novel possibility for radiation sources based on an electric discharge by which a long lifetime of the... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP Attn: Patent Records Department
20080006784 - Container for storing radioactive materials: A urethane based polymer composition is provided that exhibits superior shielding properties during and after exposure to high level radiation. The composite is formed by mixing a liquid isocyanate monomer, preferably 4,4′-diisocyanate monomer with a liquid phenolic resin, preferably phenol formaldehyde resin, and a phosphate ester flame retardant. An optional... Agent: Blackwell Sanders LLP
20080006785 - Methods and apparatus for detecting a substrate notch or flat: In a first aspect, a first apparatus is provided. The first apparatus includes a through-beam sensor coupled to a scrubber and adapted to detect a notch or flat of a substrate in the scrubber during processing. The through-beam sensor has (1) an emitter facing a first major surface of a... Agent: Dugan & Dugan, PC
20080006786 - Electron induced chemical etching/deposition for enhanced detection of surface defects: A method of imaging and identifying defects and contamination on the surface of an integrated circuit is described. The method may be used on areas smaller than one micron in diameter. An energetic beam, such as an electron beam, is directed at a selected IC location having a layer of... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20080006787 - Radiation image detector: A radiation image detector generates electric charge by irradiation with radiation and records a radiation image. The radiation image detector has an electrode layer including a multiplicity of first linear electrodes connected to a charge amplifier for detecting the electric charge and a multiplicity of second linear electrodes which is... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLCPrevious industry: Static molds
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