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Radiant energy April category listing, related patent applications 04/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20090108172 - Adaptive optics based system and method to generate and control multiple optical beams for trapping and manipulating small particles: A combination for use in optical trapping is provided, comprising, in series: an adaptable reflective optical element for sculpting a laser beam to produce a sculpted beam; a beam splitter for splitting the sculpted beam into a first and a second sculpted beam; a micro lens array for dividing the... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
20090108173 - Laser processing apparatus and laser processing method: The present invention relates to a laser processing apparatus and the like having a structure for implementing at the same time both an efficient laser processing in the place where a laser beam is difficult to reach and a laser processing without damages in the place where the laser beam... Agent: Venable LLP
20090108174 - Storage pixel: Embodiments of the present invention provide pixel cells with increased storage capacity, which are capable of anti-blooming operations. In an exemplary embodiment a pixel cell has an electronic shutter that transfers charge generated by a photo-conversion device to a storage node before further transferring the charge to the pixel cell's... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090108175 - System and method for performing optical navigation using scattered light: A system and method for performing optical navigation uses scattered light to produce frames of image data to estimate displacement with respect to a target surface. The scattered light is produced from an illumination beam of light emitted along a first optical axis onto the target surface. The illumination beam... Agent: Kathy Manke Avago Technologies Limited
20090108176 - Global shutter pixel circuit with transistor sharing for cmos image sensors: A pixel circuit having a global shutter and transistor circuit sharing for CMOS image sensors. In one embodiment, a shared circuit includes a reset transistor, an amplifier transistor, and a readout transistor. At least two photodiode signal generation circuits share the shared circuit, wherein each signal generation circuit includes a... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP
20090108177 - Image sensor and related method with functions of repairing column readout circuits: An image sensor capable of repairing column readout circuits includes a pixel array, a column readout circuit array, an addressing unit and a repairing unit. The column readout circuit array includes a plurality of column readout circuit group and a redundant column readout circuit group, which is placed on a... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20090108178 - Current detection circuit: A current detection circuit detects photoelectric current that flows through a phototransistor, and outputs a current, which is proportional to the photoelectric current, via an output terminal. An input-side transistor is a PNP bipolar transistor, and is provided on a current path for the phototransistor. Output-side transistors are PNP bipolar... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090108179 - Photodetector circuit: Two unshielded photosensors to determine the outside-light illuminance and two shielded photosensors are placed alternating both in the longitudinal direction and in the lateral direction. Then, the difference between the output of the unshielded photosensors and the output of the shielded photosensors is obtained. Accordingly, even when the thermoelectric currents... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090108181 - Photodetector: A photodetector includes a plurality of photodetecting elements which output electrical signals corresponding to the intensities of light that entered these; a signal processing element which is opposed to the photodetecting elements and is connected to the photodetecting elements via conductive bumps, and into which electrical signals output from the... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20090108180 - Advanced image intensifier assembly: An advanced image intensifier assembly provides enhanced functionality. A grounded photocathode provides shielding from electromagnetic interference, improving the ability to work in multiple light conditions. Bi-directional wireless communication and non-volatile storage allow critical information to be permanently stored and read wirelessly at a scanning station, easing in identification of units.... Agent: Jackson Walker, L.L.P.
20090108182 - Global anticamcorder projection system and method:
20090108183 - Device having an anti-reflection surface: Described is a device having an anti-reflection surface. The device comprises a silicon substrate with a plurality of silicon spikes formed on the substrate. A first metallic layer is formed on the silicon spikes to form the anti-reflection surface. The device further includes an aperture that extends through the substrate.... Agent: Cary Tope-mckay
20090108184 - Target detecting device, target detecting method, and target detecting program: In a target detecting technique using a laser sensor, misdetection can be reduced while maintaining a wide detecting range. A target detecting method for detecting a target by emitting a laser beam diagonally downward from an installing position of a laser emitting and receiving portion. The method includes the steps... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20090108185 - Optoelectronic sensor and method for detecting objects with polarized light: A method and apparatus for detecting objects has a sensor with a light source, a light receiver, and a light retroreflector between them. Light from the source is transmitted to the detector along a light transmission path from the source to the retroreflector and is reflected back to the detector... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090108186 - Infrared cut filter and lens module using the same: An infrared cut filter includes a substrate, a first membrane group on the substrate, a second membrane group on the first membrane group and a third membrane group on the second membrane group. The first, second, third membrane groups include a plurality of first, second, third combined membranes. Each first... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090108187 - Laser scanning microscope: In a laser scanning microscope comprising an infrared pulse laser; an objective lens focusing an infrared light from the infrared pulse laser on a sample; a condenser lens disposed on an opposite side of the objective lens across the sample for collecting an observation light that is generated by a... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20090108188 - Optical absolute rotary encoder: An optical absolute rotary encoder can have a simple and small structure, for determining the absolute values of rotational positions with high accuracy. The encoder can include an optical scale having an absolute pattern representing a code corresponding to a single absolute value using a transmitting area and/or an intercepting... Agent: Cermak Kenealy Vaidya & Nakajima LLP
20090108189 - Sensor device: A sensor device includes a base wall, a plurality of sidewalls cooperating with the base wall to define a receiving space that has an open end, an emitter disposed in the receiving space and having an emitter element to emit a light signal, a receiver disposed in the receiving space... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP
20090108190 - System and method for manipulating and processing materials using holographic optical trapping: A method for manipulating particles (micro, nano, and pico) having one or more characteristics with an optical trap formed by modulating a laser beam with a Diffractive Optical Element (DOE). At least one characteristic of the material is selected; and a laser beam having a selected wavelength corresponding to the... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20090108191 - Mass spectrometer gain adjustment using ion ratios: The gain of the ion detector of a mass spectrometer is calibrated by using the ion detector to measure a ratio of the abundances of at least two ion species having a known abundance ratio. The gain of the ion detector is changed until the measured abundance ratio matches the... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.
20090108192 - Tritium-tritium neutron generator logging tool: A neutron generator system is provided that uses substantially only the T-T fusion reaction to generate neutrons for a neutron borehole tool.... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20090108195 - Apparatus and method for forming a gas composition gradient between faims electrodes: A method of separating ions includes providing a FAIMS analyzer region for separating ions, the FAIMS analyzer region in fluid communication with an ionization source and with an ion detecting device. The method further includes affecting a gas composition within a first portion of the FAIMS analyzer region to be... Agent: Thermo Finnigan LLC
20090108193 - Method and apparatus for mass spectrometric analysis: A method and an apparatus for examining a sample by means of mass spectrometry. According to the method, the solution comprising the sample to be examined is vaporised in a vaporiser, the vaporised sample solution is sprayed, using a gas flow, into a corona discharge zone, where the examined sample... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090108194 - Method and apparatus for selective filtering of ions: An adjustable, low mass-to-charge (m/z) filter is disclosed employing electrospray ionization to block ions associated with unwanted low m/z species from entering the mass spectrometer and contributing their space charge to down-stream ion accumulation steps. The low-mass filter is made by using an adjustable potential energy barrier from the conductance... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute Attn:IPServices, K1-53
20090108197 - Ion implanters: The present invention relates to components in ion implanters having surfaces, such as graphite surfaces, adjacent to the path of the ion beam through the ion implanter. Such surfaces will be prone to sputtering, and sputtered material may become entrained in the ion beam. The present invention sees the use... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc.
20090108196 - Ion optics systems: In various embodiments, provided are ion optics systems comprising an even number of ion mirrors arranged in pairs such that a trajectory of an ion exiting the ion optics system can be provided that intersects a surface substantially parallel to an image focal surface of the ion optics system at... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP
20090108198 - Broad ribbon beam ion implanter architecture with high mass-energy capability: A ribbon ion beam system, comprising an ion source configured to generate a ribbon ion beam along a first beam path, wherein the ribbon ion beam enters a mass analysis magnet having a height dimension (h1) and a long dimension (w1) that is perpendicular to an xy plane, wherein the... Agent: Eschweiler & Associates, LLC National City Bank Building
20090108199 - System and method to determine focus parameters during an electron beam inspection: This invention relates to apparatus and method to fast determine focus parameters in one pre-scan during an e-beam inspection practice. More specifically, embodiments of the present invention provide an apparatus and method that provide accurate focus tuning after primary focusing has been done.... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP
20090108200 - method and system of performing three-dimensional imaging using an electron microscope: A method and electron microscope system of performing three-dimensional imaging using an electron microscope. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods comprising generating an electron beam, and creating a hollow-cone electron beam (by passing the electron beam through an annular aperture), focusing the hollow-cone electron beam to form... Agent: Leffert Jay & Polglaze, P.A.
20090108202 - Antenna-coupled-into-rectifier infrared sensor elements and infrared sensors: An infrared sensor element having an antenna coupled directly into a rectifier. Infrared radiation impinging the antenna induces an alternating current. The rectifier converts the alternating current into a rectified signal. The rectified signal corresponds to a magnitude of the incident infrared radiation impinging the antenna, and can be used... Agent: Raytheon Company, Intellectual Property 2000 E. Ei Segundo Blvd.
20090108201 - Calibration source infrared assembly for an infrared detector: Provided is a calibration source IR assembly for an IR detector including an IR focal plane. The calibration assembly includes a rotatable spectral filter wheel optically coupled to an IR focal plane of the detector, the filter wheel having a plurality of areas each of at least a minimum size.... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (raytheon Sas)
20090108203 - Multiple-band detector using frequency selective slots: An optical detector pixel element. The novel pixel element includes a metallic substrate having a plurality of resonant apertures, each aperture adapted to resonantly transmit electromagnetic energy in a distinct frequency band, and a plurality of detectors adapted to detect the energy transmitted by the apertures. Each aperture is adapted... Agent: Raytheon Company Intellectual Property
20090108204 - Biological information measuring apparatus: A light emission section spread-spectrum modulates a base band signal at a chip frequency f to thereby generate a primary modulated signal, modulates the primary modulated signal at a frequency 2f to thereby generate a secondary modulated signal, and emits a near-infrared light beam having a specific wavelength into a... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20090108205 - Nirs sensor mounting apparatus: A near infrared spectrophotometric (NIRS) sensor apparatus is provided that includes at least one NIRS sensor and a mounting device. The sensor has at least one light source, at least one light detector, and a flexible pad. The light source and the light detector are mounted on the flexible pad,... Agent: O''shea Getz P.C.
20090108206 - Mr-compatible blood sampling system for pet imaging applications in combined pet/mr imaging system: An automated blood sampling system for PET imaging applications that can be operated in or very near to the field of view (FOV) of an MR scanner, such as in a combined MR/PET imaging system. A radiation detector uses APDs (avalanche photo-diodes) to collect scintillation light from crystals in which... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090108207 - Cmos sensor adapted for dental x-ray imaging: An image sensor and a method for using the same to capture an x-ray image are disclosed. The image sensor includes an output bus, a two dimensional array of pixel sensors that receives light from a layer of scintillation material and a controller. Each pixel sensor includes a capacitor, a... Agent: The Law Offices Of Calvin B. Ward
20090108208 - Radiation detection module, printed circuit board, and radiological imaging apparatus: There are provided a radiation detection module, a printed circuit board, and a radiological imaging apparatus which make it possible to enhance spatial resolution without increasing channel number, and thereby to perform high-accuracy diagnosis. The radiation detection module includes a plurality of radiation detectors, and a wiring board on which... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20090108209 - X-ray detecting panel, x-ray detector and method of driving the x-ray detector: An X-ray detecting panel includes a thin film transistor; first and second photosensors connected to the thin film transistor; and a scintillator which changes X-rays that are external and incident thereto into visible light rays.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090108210 - Neutron logging tool having source and target with deuterium-tritium gas admixture: An accelerator-based neutron tool is provided. The tool includes a deuterium-tritium gas mixture such that the tool outputs a desired ratio of 2.45 MeV and 14 MeV neutrons.... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20090108211 - Nondestructive inspection of a structure including the analysis of cavity electromagnetic field response: Nondestructive inspection (NDI) on a structure having a cavity includes exciting the structure with electromagnetic radiation and analyzing the cavity's electromagnetic field response to detect a state change of the structure.... Agent: Hugh P. Gortler
20090108212 - Radiation detection schemes, apparatus and methods of transmitting radiation detection information to a network: Personal radiation detection devices, methods of obtaining radiation exposure data, and networks of personal radiation devices. The detection devices may include passive devices and active devices. The passive detection devices may have the same form factor as credit cards or be included in common types of credit card form factor... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20090108213 - Large-angle uniform radiance source: A radiance source includes a housing having an interior wall, wherein at least a spherical portion of the interior wall of the housing is spherical, an interior volume, and an exit port. A light source is disposed within the interior volume of the housing. A calibration structure blocks and reflects... Agent: Raytheon Company Intellectual Property
20090108214 - Optical detection method and optical detection apparatus for a fine particle: Disclosed herein is an optical detection method and optical detection apparatus, the apparatus including: a light irradiation section configured to irradiate a laser beam upon one of fine particles which are successively fed in a flow path; and a light detection section configured to detect fluorescent light and/or scattered light... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090108215 - Mask and method for forming a semiconductor device using the same: A mask is formed with first contact patterns in first columns and second contact patterns in second columns. Each first column is formed between adjacent second columns. The first contact pattern in each first column is aligned with the first contact patterns in the other first columns. The second contact... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090108216 - Relocatable radiation shield for a container scanner: A shield for radiation used for scanning freight containers is relocatable by cranes and lifts found in freight terminals. The relocatable radiation shield comprises a shield block having at least one solid shielding layer. A layer of the relocatable shield is adapted to hold a shielding fluid for altering a... Agent: Gregory Smith & Associates
20090108217 - Standoff radiation attenuation system: A system for attenuating a primary radiation beam applied to a target area on a patient for generating an image of the target area during a radiological procedure is disclosed. The system includes a radiation attenuation material positionable over the target area to partially attenuate the primary radiation beam before... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20090108218 - Management of erasure intervals for storage medium of a radiography cassette: An apparatus for obtaining a radiographic image has a cassette with an erasable photostimulable storage medium, housed in the cassette, that can store a radiographic image when irradiated with electromagnetic radiation at an exposure wavelength and that can be erased for subsequent use when irradiated with electromagnetic radiation at an... Agent: Carestream Health, Inc.04/23/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20090101791 - Optical sensor: The invention relates to an optical sensor (1) for detecting objects in a monitored area, said sensor comprising at least one transmitter (4) for emitting light rays (3), at least one receiver (6) for receiving transmitted light rays (5), and an evaluation unit (7) for generating an object detection signal... Agent: Venable LLP
20090101792 - Wireless illumination sensing assembly: A wireless illumination sensing assembly for sensing a property of illumination within a semiconductor processing environment is provided. The sensing assembly has a power source and a wireless communication module coupled to the power source. Measurement circuitry is also provided. At least one illumination sensor having an electrical characteristic that... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20090101793 - Absolute target system enhanced by combining a star sensor and a formation flight optical metrological sensor: The present invention relates to an absolute target system intended to be incorporated in observation satellites. To establish an absolute target system provided with maximum accuracy, the present invention proposes coupling a star sensor (4) to an optical metrological system (5N, 5R). Since these two items of equipment are normally... Agent: Lowe Hauptman & Berner, LLP
20090101795 - Image-taking apparatus: The present invention provides an image-taking apparatus which includes: a first light-emitting section having a xenon tube and a main capacitor; and a second light-emitting section having an LED. When an image is to be taken with an auxiliary light emission immediately after power-on and immediately after previous image taking... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090101794 - System and/or method for reading, measuring and/or controlling intensity of light emitted from an led: A system and/or a method for reads, measures and/or controls intensity of light emitted from a light-emitting diode (LED). The system and/or the method have a light intensity detector adjacent to the LED for reading and/or measuring the intensity of light emitted from the LED. The system and/or the method... Agent: Patents+tms, P.C.
20090101796 - Methods, systems and apparatuses using barrier self-calibration for high dynamic range imagers: Methods, systems and apparatuses proving a high dynamic range imager. Multiple photosensor integration periods are used to capture pixel signal information. A transistor gate is used to remove electrons from the photosensor between the two successive integration periods providing a non-linear pixel response characteristic having a knee point. Each pixel... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090101797 - Optical signal transmitting apparatus, optical signal transmitting device, and optical signal receiving device: An optical signal transmitting apparatus includes a light-emitting element, a light-receiving section, a conductive line and a controller. The light-emitting element converts an electric signal into an optical signal. The light-receiving section converts the optical signal, which is received from the light-emitting element through an optical transmission medium, into an... Agent: Fildes & Outland, P.C.
20090101798 - Circuit providing low-noise readout: Systems, methods, and apparatuses that may be employed to reduce noise in an electronic circuit are described. Systems are provided that include a circuit, wherein the circuit is configured to provide an active reset technique and an active column sensor readout technique. Methods for reducing circuit noise are also provided.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090101799 - Image sensor, multi-chip module type image sensor and contact image sensor: The invention is to suppress a loss in image quality resulting from a sensitivity difference among different colors and to suppress an increase in a chip area. The invention provides for example an image sensor including three light detecting element rows respectively having R, G and B color filters on... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090101800 - Wavelength measurement system: A fiber optic interrogator includes a broadband optical source, at least one beam splitter directing output of the optical source to an array of fiber optic gratings, at least one linear transmission or reflection filter, at least one optical receiver and at least one amplifier associated with each receiver. In... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090101801 - Optical scanner device: An optical scanner device, comprising a scanning unit, which casts irradiation light emitted from a light source in an arbitrary direction to scan an observation object, an objective lens system, which converges the irradiation light on the observation object, and a photo-detector unit, which is disposed on an optical axis... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090101802 - Detection circuit for detecting movements of a movable object: Detection circuits (1) for detecting movements of movable objects (2) such as joysticks are provided with detectors (100,200) for detecting movements of the movable objects (2), comprising detection units (101-136,201-204) for detecting light spots (3) from sources (4), the light spots (3) depending on said movements, and with reference detectors... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090101803 - Detection circuit for detecting movements of a movable object: Detection circuits (1) for detecting movements of movable objects (2) such as joysticks are provided with detectors (100,200) for detecting movements of the movable objects (2), comprising detection units (101-136,201-204) for detecting light spots (3) from sources (4), the light spots (3) depending on said movements, and with reference detectors... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090101804 - Detection circuit for detecting movements of a movable object: Detection circuits (1) for detecting movements of movable objects (2) such as joysticks are provided with first detectors (100) for detecting first movements of the joysticks in first directions, comprising first detection units (101) for detecting a presence/absence of light spots (3), locations of the light spots (3) depending on... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090101805 - High speed scanning platform for microarray scanner: The invention provides a scanning platform for high speed scanning of microarrays. The platform uses a novel flexible a metal strip/wheel linear driving system to convert rotary movement of motors into linear movement, thereby drives movement of a stage/microarray in the direction of scanning. The platform of the present invention... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20090101807 - Manipulation of objects in potential energy landscapes: Holographic optical traps using the forces exerted by computer-generated holograms to trap, move and otherwise transform mesoscopically textured materials. The efficacy of the present invention is based upon the quality and nature of the diffractive optical element used to create the traps and dynamically use them. Further a landscape of... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20090101806 - Vessel for rare gas filling, and method for polarization of rare gas atomic nucleus using said vessel: The vessel for rare-gas filling of the present invention comprises a vessel body 3, and a pipe 4, which is connected to the vessel body 3 and introduces a rare-gas containing gas and an alkali metal into the vessel body 3. A light incident window 2 made of a single-crystal... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090101808 - High resolution gamma measurements and imaging: A method for measuring radiation in a borehole, the method including placing a detector comprising a scintillator and a plurality of photodetectors in the borehole; detecting a radiation interaction with a first photodetector; detecting the radiation interaction with at least a second photodetector; and determining a location of the interaction... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP- Baker Atlas
20090101809 - Mass spectrometry-based quantitative assay for determining abundance of molecular species in a composition: Provided herein are quantitative LC-MS methods is aimed at identifying and quantifying the molecular species in a composition. Additionally provided are compositions comprising one or more molecular species.... Agent: David S. Resnick
20090101812 - Interface between differential mobility analyzer and mass spectrometer: Various embodiments are described herein for an apparatus that can be used to interface a Differential Mobility Analyzer (DMA) with a Mass Spectrometer (MS). The apparatus includes first and second plates with first and second apertures respectively, and an interface region in between the first and second plates. During use,... Agent: Bereskin And Parr
20090101811 - Method of and apparatus for analyzing ions adsorbed on surface of mask: A method of analyzing ions adsorbed on a surface of a mask for pattern formation of a semiconductor device, and an apparatus using the same are disclosed. The ion analyzing method includes: filling a heating container within a main chamber with a predetermined amount of a solvent; immersing a mask... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C.
20090101810 - Multiplex data acquisition modes for ion mobility-mass spectrometry: A method and apparatus for multiplexed data acquisition for gas-phase ion mobility coupled with mass spectrometry is described. Ion packets are injected into an ion mobility drift chamber at a rate faster than the ion mobility separation arrival time distribution. The convoluted arrival time distributions thus generated are deconvoluted by... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP
20090101813 - Multiplexing daughter ion spectrum acquisition from maldi ionization: The invention relates to the measurement of daughter ion spectra of analyte substances that are ionized by means of matrix-assisted laser desorption. The invention shows how to record several daughter ion spectra from several parent ions per single pulse of laser light, that is per desorption event, by spatially splitting... Agent: O'shea Getz P.C.
20090101814 - Capillary separated vaporization chamber and nozzle device and method: There is provided a capillary separated vaporization chamber and nozzle method and device for improved electron ionization liquid chromatography mass spectrometry of samples in a supersonic molecular beam. The device includes a vaporization chamber located upstream of a supersonic nozzle; a capillary separating the vaporization chamber and the supersonic nozzle,... Agent: Lackenbach Siegel, LLP
20090101815 - Cantilever for near field optical microscopes, plasmon enhanced fluorescence microscope employing the cantilever, and fluorescence detecting method: A cantilever for near field optical microscopes is equipped with a probe in the vicinity of a free end thereof. The probe includes a thin film portion constituted by at least one layer of thin film that serves as the surface of the probe, and an inner bulk portion which... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090101817 - Charged particle application apparatus: The present invention provides a highly sensitive, thin detector useful for observing low-voltage, high-resolution SEM images, and provides a charged particle beam application apparatus based on such a detector. The charged particle beam application apparatus includes a charged particle irradiation source, a charged particle optics for irradiating a sample with... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20090101816 - Testing apparatus using charged particles and device manufacturing method using the testing apparatus: A system for further enhancing speed, i.e. improving throughput in a SEM-type inspection apparatus is provided. An inspection apparatus for inspecting a surface of a substrate produces a crossover from electrons emitted from an electron beam source 25•1, then forms an image under a desired magnification in the direction of... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20090101818 - Corrector: The invention concerns a corrector (10) for chromatic and aperture aberration correction in a scanning electron microscope or a scanning transmission electron microscope, comprising four multipole elements (1, 2, 3, 4) which are consecutively disposed in the optical path (9), the first (1) and fourth (4) of which are used... Agent: Kohler Schmid Moebus
20090101819 - Energy filter for cold field emission electron beam apparatus: An electron beam apparatus and a method for providing an energy-filtered primary electron beam are described. Therein, a primary electron beam having an asymmetric first energy distribution is generated by means of an electron source. The primary electron beam is high-pass energy filtered using a retarding lens.... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20090101820 - Night vision apparatus: A night visional apparatus is provided that can assist in enlarging the field of view at night or in bad weather, and can obtain image with high sensitivity over a range from a vicinity of the apparatus to a distant area. The night vision apparatus includes a headlamp having one... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.
20090101821 - Infrared array sensor: There is provided an infrared array sensor, which is capable of positional specification and flow tracking of an object to be detected without performing image processing, and whose cost is low. An infrared array sensor 100 where pixels 101, each having a thermal infrared detector 102 whose electric properties change... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20090101822 - System and method for sensing fuel moisturization: A fuel moisturization sensor system is disclosed. The fuel moisturization sensor system includes a first light source configured for emitting light through a fuel and moisture flow path at a first wavelength, wherein the first wavelength is at least partially absorbable by the moisture when in a vapor phase and... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20090101823 - System and method of monitoring with temperature stabilization: A system and method of monitoring with temperature stabilization. The system can include a housing operably connected to a fiber optic cable that provides a light wave thereto, a relay optic for receiving the light wave and being positioned in the housing, a radiation device for processing or producing radiation... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20090101825 - Integrative and real-time radiation measurement methods and systems: A method of determining the radiation type and energy distribution of a radiation source that outputs radiation. The method including providing a plurality of detector materials and exposing the plurality of detector materials to the radiation. Each of the plurality of detector materials stores a signal in response to being... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090101824 - Muon detector: An economical position-sensing muon detector for muon radiography is constructed using a pair of glass plates spaced apart by crossed parallel barriers. Smaller detector wires are interspersed between the barriers and an ionizing gas is used to fill the space between the plates. A muon striking near where detector wires... Agent: Robert A. Beken
20090101826 - Multi-stage system for verification of container contents: A multi-stage process utilizing one or more radiation sensors on a distributed network for the detection and identification of radiation, explosives, and special materials within a shipping container. The sensors are configured as nodes on the network. The system supports extended time options at each node and the ability to... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.
20090101827 - On-belt analyser system: An analyser system (20) including an on-belt analyser having a housing (2) adapted to be positioned across a path of a conveyor belt (3) which carries material to be analysed, wherein the housing defines a tunnel (9) dimensioned to allow the belt to travel therethrough in suspended relation in order... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090101828 - Image detecting device and image capturing system: An image detecting device includes an image detector, a temperature regulation controller, an image information output detector, and a timer, wherein the temperature regulation controller stops or relaxes the temperature regulation control operation on the image detector based on the image information output detection signal input thereto from the image... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090101829 - Sensor, system, and method for an ultraviolet lamp system: A light sensor for an ultraviolet lamp system of the type having an electrodeless lamp excited by microwave energy includes a detector configured to detect light generated by the electrodeless lamp. An elongated channel is configured to be interposed between the detector and the electrodeless lamp. The elongated channel has... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP (nordson)
20090101830 - Detection of alpha-particle emitting isotopes: A system and method for detection of alpha particles generated by a test material in proximity to a light atomic weight element. The system includes a neutron detector that is configured to detect a rate of generation of neutrons produced by an (alpha, n) reaction between the test material and... Agent: Luedeka, Neely & Graham, P.C.
20090101831 - Neutron detection: In some embodiments, an electron multiplier includes a neutron-sensitive composition having, in weight percent, approximately 30% to approximately 60% silicon oxide, approximately 20% to approximately 60% lead oxide, and approximately 1% to approximately 15% boron-10 enriched boron oxide. The composition is capable of interacting with neutrons to form an electron... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
20090101832 - Deflecting a beam of electrically charged particles onto a curved particle path: A device for deflecting a beam of electrically charged particles onto a curved particle path is provided. The device includes at least one beam guidance magnet having a coil system which has at least one coil that is curved along the particle path for the purpose of deflecting the beam... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090101833 - Gantry, particle therapy system, and method for operating a gantry: The present embodiments relate to a gantry for the beam guidance of a particle beam with at least one beam guidance element. A carrier device is rotatably mounted in such a way that the particle beam can be directed by a rotation of the carrier device with the beam guidance... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090101834 - Ion beam extraction assembly in an ion implanter: The present invention relates to an ion beam extraction assembly for use in an ion beam generation apparatus such as those used, for example, in an ion implanter. An ion beam extraction assembly is provided for mounting within an ion beam generating apparatus comprising an ion source such that the... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc.
20090101835 - Excimer radiation lalmp assembly, and source module and fluid treatment system containing same: There is described an excimer radiation lamp assembly. The lamp assembly comprises: an elongate member having an annular cross-section to define an elongate passageway aligned with a longitudinal axis of the lamp assembly; an electrode element in electrical connection with at least a portion of the elongate passageway; and a... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (c/o Patent Administrator)
20090101836 - Fluorescence sensor and method for producing thin metal film with apertures to be used by the fluorescence sensor: An excitation light beam is emitted from a light source. The excitation light beam propagates through a substrate and enters an interface between the substrate and a thin metal film having fine apertures with diameters less than or equal to the wavelength of the excitation light beam, provided on the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090101838 - Ionizing-radiation-responsive compositions, methods, and systems: A method, composition and system respond to ionizing radiation to adjust biological activity. In some approaches the ionizing radiation is X-ray or extreme ultraviolet radiation that produces luminescent responses that induce biologically active responses.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20090101839 - Laser scanner apparatus for fluorescence measurements: The invention relates to a laser scanner apparatus (1) for imaging and/or measuring fluorescent samples which are located on specimen slides (8) and treated with two different fluorescent dyes and also to a corresponding method. This laser scanner apparatus (1) comprises a motor-drivable sample table (2) with a receptacle (34)... Agent: Notaro & Michalos P.C.
20090101837 - Multilayer identification marker compositions: Multi-layer identification markers, which comprise at least two layers that contain combinations of absorbers and fluorescence emitters, are described. The multi-layer identification markers may have application as security markers and security coatings.... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center
20090101840 - Ionizing-radiation-responsive compositions, methods, and systems: A method composition and system respond to ionizing radiation to adjust biological activity. In some approaches the ionizing radiation is X-ray or extreme ultraviolet radiation that produces luminescent responses that induce biologically active responses.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20090101841 - Ionizing-radiation-responsive compositions, methods, and systems: A method composition and system respond to ionizing, radiation to adjust biological activity. In some approaches the ionizing radiation is X-ray or extreme ultraviolet radiation that produces luminescent responses that induce biologically active responses.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20090101843 - Agent detection in the presence of background clutter: The present invention generally provides systems and methods for detection of agents of interest in a bulk quantity of matter, which also contains clutter and other constituents that typically interfere with the detection of one or more agents of interest. A detection system of the invention generally contains a collection... Agent: Nutter Mcclennen & Fish LLP
20090101842 - Standoff bioagent-detection apparatus and method using multi-wavelength differential laser-induced fluorescence: A standoff bioagent-detection apparatus and method use a direct ultraviolet source to detect bioagents. In some embodiments, a standoff bioagent-detection apparatus and method use laser-induced fluorescence to determine the presence of a biological agent having an aromatic-protein shell, such as Tryptophan. In some embodiments, multi-wavelength differential laser-induced fluorescence helps reduce... Agent: John E. Gunther Raytheon Company
20090101844 - Radiation image converting panel, scintillator panel and radiation image sensor: For a radiation image converting panel according to the present invention, a converting portion that converts a radiation image to an optical image is formed on a support for which a dielectric multilayer film is formed on a metal reflector, and the dielectric multilayer film includes at least a first... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20090101845 - Exposure device for printing plates: The invention relates to an exposure device (1) which comprises a light source (2), a light modulator (4) in addition to a light coupling unit (3). The aim of the invention is to optimize, in a simple and economical manner, the radiation intensity in the spectral area which is necessary... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.
20090101846 - Ionizing-radiation-responsive compositions, methods, and systems: A method, composition and system respond to ionizing radiation to adjust biological activity. In some approaches the ionizing radiation is X-ray or extreme ultraviolet radiation that produces luminescent responses that induce biologically active responses.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20090101847 - Optical measuring device, optical measuring apparatus and fine particle measuring apparatus using optical measuring device: Disclosed herein is an optical measuring device, including: a plurality of microfluidic channels extending in parallel to each other; and a scanning section configured to scan a plurality of measuring light beams in a scanning direction in which the microfluidic channels are juxtaposed to optically measure fine particles introduced into... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090101848 - Local pressure sensing in a plasma processing system: A plasma processing system includes a process chamber, a source configured to generate a plasma in the process chamber, a platen configured to support a workpiece in the process chamber, and a pressure sensor positioned adjacent to the workpiece. The pressure sensor is configured to monitor a local pressure adjacent... Agent: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Assc., Inc.
20090101849 - Infrared ray generator for photoelectric finger pulse sensor: An infrared ray generator controlled by photoelectric finger pulse sensor comprises a carrier circuit, a photoelectric signal generating circuit, a photoelectric finger pulse signal receiving circuit, a signal anti-disturbing circuit, a carrier amplification circuit, a detecting and filtering circuit, a low pass amplifying circuit, an intelligent processing circuit, a voltage... Agent: Zhen Zheng Lu
20090101850 - Arrangement for generating euv radiation: The invention is directed to an arrangement for generating EUV radiation particularly for source modules in exposure installations for EUV lithography for semiconductor chip fabrication. The object of the invention, to find a novel possibility for realizing an EUV source module which appreciably improves the ratio of resources to results... Agent: Houston Eliseeva
20090101851 - Method for estimating thread parameters of a part: A method for estimating thread parameters of a part which moves relative to a stage and a plurality of sensors which measure the amount of radiation contained in directed planar portions of radiation unobstructed by the part is provided. The amount of radiation is representative of a respective geometric dimension... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.04/16/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20090095879 - Control of semiconductor light emitting element: A light source device including a semiconductor light emitting element and a control section for controlling the semiconductor light emitting element in accordance with an input value. The control section includes a supply section that supplies the semiconductor light emitting element with a drive current based on the input value... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20090095880 - Autofocus control circuit, autofocus control method and image pickup apparatus: The invention aims to reduce, in performing autofocusing on an autofocus target region determined within a face region obtained by face detection, the risk of misfocusing attributable to a background image included in the autofocus target region. To this end, a face detecting unit firstly performs face detection to determine... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20090095881 - Photo reflector: A photo reflector (30) includes a circuit board (32) provided with electrode patterns, a light-emitting element (42) and a light-receiving element (44) disposed on the circuit board, a light-transmitting resin sealing the light receiving element (44), and a light shielding member (50) provided on the circuit board to cover peripheral... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw
20090095882 - Near-field nano-imager: An imaging device. In one embodiment, the imaging device includes a plurality of first electrode strips in parallel to each other along a first direction x, wherein each first electrode strip has an elongated body with a first surface and an opposite, second surface and a thickness n1. The imaging... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20090095883 - Photodetection device and method: The photo-detecting device includes a photodetector for detecting incident light, an input J FET for reading the sensing signal from the photodetector, an amplifier for amplifying the signal detected by the input J FET, a feed-back circuit for feeding the output of the amplifier back to the gate of the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090095884 - Semiconductor integrated circuit device: Disclosed herein is a semiconductor integrated circuit device such as a for-camera preprocessing LSI suitable for a semiconductor integrated circuit and having improved responsiveness. In a D/A converter circuit for generating a feedback signal for compensating for black level variation in a for-camera preprocessing LSI, first-conductivity-type MOSFETs as first current... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC
20090095887 - Avalanche pixel sensors and related methods: According to an embodiment, an avalanche pixel sensor includes a substrate having opposite first and second surfaces, first sensor elements operating in breakdown mode situated on the first surface of the substrate for detecting ionizing radiation from a radiation-emission source, second sensor elements operating in breakdown mode situated on the... Agent: Berenato, White & Stavish, LLC
20090095888 - Semiconductor photodetecting device and illuminance sensor: The present invention provides a semiconductor photodetecting device that suppresses sensitivity of a short wavelength component of irradiated light as well as a long wavelength component thereof and has a spectral sensitivity characteristic approximately coincident with a human visibility characteristic, and an illuminance sensor including the semiconductor photodetecting device. The... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20090095885 - System and methods for detecting semiconductor-based photodiodes: A system and methods for detecting semiconductor-based photodiodes. The present embodiments provide a simple and practical approach for identifying optical reflection that is indicative of photon reflection from semiconductor-based photodiodes. Thus in certain applications the present embodiments may be used to detect the presence of OIEDs, which may use photodiodes... Agent: Klein, O'neill & Singh, LLP
20090095886 - Wafer presence detection: The presence of a workpiece on an end effector of a vacuum robotic handler is detecting using any of a number of non-contact techniques in which some or all of the detection hardware is positioned outside a vacuum chamber that encloses the vacuum robotic handler. Various deployments include laser beam... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20090095889 - Occupancy sensor assembly: An occupancy sensor is provided with a housing having an interior cavity. A switch is mounted in the interior cavity of the housing and configured for placement in the open and closed positions. A fascia cover plate may be positioned on the housing to enclose the interior cavity. The fascia... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.
20090095890 - Broadband light source unit and optical analyzer: The invention offers a broadband light source unit that produces using a simple system a supercontinuum lightwave having a flat spectral form and an optical analyzer using the unit. The broadband light source unit has a light source that outputs a first source lightwave, which is a pulse lightwave having... Agent: Venable LLP
20090095891 - Image sensor and manufacturing method thereof: Disclosed is an image sensor. The image sensor includes a semiconductor substrate, a photodiode in the semiconductor substrate in each unit pixel, a lower color filter on each photodiode, a metal interconnection layer on or over the semiconductor substrate and the lower color filter, and a microlens on or over... Agent: The Law Offices Of Andrew D. Fortney, Ph.d., P.C.
20090095892 - Encoder error determination: A rideheight sensing device is described for providing a measure of the separation between the readhead portion and the scale of an encoder. The rideheight sensing device comprises a rideheight sensor that is located at, or is attachable to, the readhead portion of an encoder. The temporary, or permanent, attachment... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090095893 - Imager module packaging: An imaging device module includes a circuit mounting layer; a bottom glass layer disposed above the circuit mounting layer; a silicon die disposed above the bottom glass layer; a top glass layer disposed above the silicon layer; and a lens holder disposed above the top glass layer. The silicon die... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090095895 - Apparatus and process for generating a neutron beam: A process is disclosed for generating particles with a high degree of anisotropy in the direction of emission.... Agent: Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne P.C.
20090095894 - Techniques for commensurate cusp-field for effective ion beam neutralization: Techniques for commensurate cusp-field for effective ion beam neutralization are disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a charged particle injection system comprising a beamguide configured to transport an ion beam through a dipole field. The charged particle injection system may also comprise a first... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP/varian Semiconductor, Equipment Associates, Inc.
20090095896 - Methods for detection, identification and quantification of impurities: Provided is a method comprising introducing a sample comprising a plurality of oligonucleotides into an ion pair high performance liquid chromatography column having a buffered mobile phase and allowing at least a portion of the oligonucleotides to separate; allowing the oligonucleotides to elute from the column; and introducing the oligonucleotides... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20090095899 - Atmospheric pressure ion source performance enhancement: Electrospray ionization sources interfaced to mass spectrometers have become widely used tools in analytical applications. Processes occurring in Electrospray (ES) ionization generally include the addition or removal of a charged species such as H+ or other cation to effect ionization of a sample species. Electrospray includes ionization processes that occur... Agent: Levisohn Berger LLP
20090095900 - Atmospheric pressure ion source performance enhancement: Electrospray ionization sources interfaced to mass spectrometers have become widely used tools in analytical applications. Processes occurring in Electrospray (ES) ionization generally include the addition or removal of a charged species such as H+ or other cation to effect ionization of a sample species. Electrospray includes ionization processes that occur... Agent: Levisohn, Berger , LLP
20090095898 - Collision cell for mass spectrometer: A novel curved collision cell for a mass spectrometer is described. The collision cell includes a straight section having a length that is selected to cause a precursor ion entering the straight section to lose a desired amount of kinetic energy such that when the precursor ion enters the curved... Agent: Ralph A. Dowell Of Dowell & Dowell P.C.
20090095897 - Sample target used in mass spectrometry, method for producing the same, and mass spectrometer using the sample target: In one embodiment of the present invention, a sample target that allows ionization of a substance whose molecular weight is so high as to exceed 10000 in mass spectrometry that ionizes a sample without using matrix, a method for producing the same and a mass spectrometer using the sample target.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090095901 - Chemical ionization reaction or proton transfer reaction mass spectrometry with a quadrupole mass spectrometer: A system and methods are described for generating reagent ions and product ions for use in a quadrupole mass spectrometry system. A microwave or high-frequency RF energy source ionizes particles of a reagent vapor to form reagent ions. The reagent ions enter a chamber, such as a drift chamber, to... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20090095902 - Chemical ionization reaction or proton transfer reaction mass spectrometry with a time-of-flight mass spectrometer: A system, components thereof, and methods are described for time-of-flight mass spectrometry. A microwave or high-frequency RF energy source is used to ionize a reagent vapor to form reagent ions. The reagent ions enter a chamber and interact with a fluid sample to form product ions. The reagent ions and... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20090095903 - Cleaned daughter ion spectra from maldi ionization: In a mass spectrometer having an ion source in which analyte substances are ionized by matrix assisted laser desorption and form an ion beam that travels to a parent ion selector for selecting ions to form daughter ions, the ion beam is reflected in at least one reflector prior to... Agent: Law Offices Of Paul E. Kudirka
20090095904 - Charged particle beam reflector device and electron microscope: A charged particle beam reflector device is configured to include at least two electrostatic mirrors arranged with a predetermined interval on a linear optical axis, each having a through hole through which a charged particle beam radiated from an electron gun along a linear optical axis passes, and having a... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20090095906 - Image capturing: A portable electronic device comprising an image capturing unit adapted to capture at least one image of an object. Also, the portable electronic device may include at least one light emitting element adapted to emit infrared light. Further, the image capturing unit may reside within the portable electronic device and... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP
20090095908 - Apparatus and methods for converting ambient heat to electricity: An apparatus for converting ambient infrared radiation into electricity including an array of patch resonators each including a metal material having a predetermined shape tuned to resonate within a predetermined frequency range, a micro-strip line network for interconnecting the resonators and guiding energy, a dielectric substrate, and a metal ground... Agent: Adams Intellectual Property Law, P.A.
20090095907 - Pyoelectric detection systems and methods of making the same: Infrared radiation detection systems and methods of making the same are provided. In one embodiment, the radiation detection system comprises: a housing having an open end exposed to a radiation emitting object; a detector positioned in the housing, the detector comprising a radiation sensing material for detecting infrared radiation, the... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20090095909 - Bolometer type uncooled infrared ray sensor and method for driving the same: A bolometer type uncooled infrared ray sensor includes: an image pickup region having detection pixels arranged in a matrix form on a semiconductor substrate to detect incident infrared rays; a plurality of row selection lines provided in the image pickup region; current sources capable of letting constant currents flow through... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090095910 - Ruggedized radiation detector: A radiation detector assembly is provided. The radiation detector assembly includes a radiation detector element and a light detection element operationally connected to the radiation detector element. The radiation detector element is seated within a housing. The assembly also includes a plurality of continuous wave formed springs located along the... Agent: Ge Energy General Electric C/o Ernest G. Cusick
20090095911 - Apparatus for measuring fluorescence lifetime: Disclosed is an apparatus for measuring a fluorescence lifetime. The apparatus for measuring the fluorescence lifetime comprises an excitation light generator that generates excitation light to be irradiated on a sample including fluorescence molecules; a fluorescence photon collecting unit that collects a plurality of fluorescence photons generated by irradiating the... Agent: Ampacc Law Group
20090095912 - Coded aperture imaging system: This invention relates to coded aperture imaging apparatus and methods. In one aspect a coded aperture imager has at least one detector array and a reconfigurable coded aperture mask means. A reconfigurable coded aperture mask means can display various coded aperture masks to provide imaging across different fields of view... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090095914 - Array substrate for x-ray detector, method of manufacturing the same, x-ray detector having the same installed therein, and method of manufacturing x-ray detector: An x-ray detector including an array substrate including blocks extending along the array substrate in a first direction. Each of the blocks includes cells that are each associated with a data line extending in parallel with the first direction and a gate line extending perpendicularly to the first direction such... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090095913 - X-ray line array detector: The present invention relates to an X-ray line array detector in which a bundle of light-guide fibers is provided between an emergent surface of a flicker body and an incident surface of an array of photosensors, and the bundle of light-guide fibers has at least one bend, or an incident... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090095915 - Portable radiation detection system and method: A radiation detection system includes a radiation detector and a DC/DC converter that induces an electric field in the radiation detector. A counter circuit outputs a pulse related to the energy of each incoming radiation event on the radiation detector. The peak amplitude of each pulse output by the counter... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20090095916 - Ion beam guide tube: A guide tube for an ion beam in an ion implanter which is located adjacent a semiconductor wafer being implanted has an outwardly tapering central bore, thereby alleviating problems of beam strike as the ion beam passes through the guide tube.... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc.
20090095917 - Atmospheric pressure chemical ionization ion source: An ion source for chemical ionization of analytes at atmospheric pressure with a non-radioactive electron source in a vacuum chamber, includes, a reaction chamber at atmospheric pressure, and a window with an electron-permeable and essentially gas-impermeable membrane in between. The window may be a structured window membrane, i.e. a window... Agent: O'shea Getz P.C. Suite 912
20090095918 - Sensor unit in exhaust gas analyzer: An exhaust gas analyzer of the present invention includes a sensor unit 11 installed in an exhaust path from an engine, applies laser light to exhaust gas emitted from the engine and receives laser light that has passed through the exhaust gas so as to measure the concentration of a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090095919 - System and method for monitoring cellular activity: A system and method for monitoring cellular activity in a cellular specimen. According to one embodiment, a plurality of excitable markers are applied to the specimen. A multi-photon laser microscope is provided to excite a region of the specimen and cause fluorescence to be radiated from the region. The radiating... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20090095920 - Radioactivity monitoring apparatus and method: Apparatus (1) for detecting and/or measuring radioactivity comprising sensor means (5, 6), radiation detector means (4) and signal processing means (10, 11), the sensor means being adapted to provide a measure of one or more characteristics of a medium between the radiation detector means and a source of radioactivity, the... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20090095921 - Device for irradiating tumour tissue in a patient with a particle beam: There is proposed a device for the slice-by-slice irradiation of tumour tissue (3) in a patient using a particle beam, having—an accelerator (7) for generating a particle beam (5) with predetermined energy for each slice, —a raster scanning device (9), acting on the particle beam (5), for the slice-by-slice scanning... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090095922 - Method of repairing a polymer mask: A method of repairing defects to a patterned polymer mask for a photolithography process is described, illustrated, and claimed. Generally, there are two types of defects to a polymer mask, which are an ink spot on a transparent polymer substrate and an ink void in a patterned area. The ink... Agent: Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP
20090095923 - Installation and method of nanofabrication: Nanofabrication installation comprising: a specimen holder, for holding a specimen; a mask, having a through-opening between the upper and lower faces of the mask, for letting charged particles through onto the specimen holder; a near-field detection device for detecting a relative position between the mask (8) and the specimen holder... Agent: Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP (other)
20090095924 - Electrode design for euv discharge plasma source: An apparatus for producing an extreme ultraviolet (EUV) discharge includes a metal source, a laser that produces a focused laser beam, and electrode operatively coupled to the metal source. The electrode includes a plurality of discrete metal retaining zones that deliver a controlled volume of metal into the focused laser... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - IBM Fishkill
20090095925 - Lpp euv light source drive laser system: An apparatus and method is disclosed which may comprise a laser produced plasma EUV system which may comprise a drive laser producing a drive laser beam; a drive laser beam first path having a first axis; a drive laser redirecting mechanism transferring the drive laser beam from the first path... Agent: Matthew K. Hillman Cymer, Inc., Legal Dept.
20090095926 - Physiological parameter detector: A pulse oximetry sensor has an emitter adapted to transmit optical radiation into a tissue site and a ceramic detector adapted to receive optical radiation from the emitter after tissue site absorption. The detector is surrounded by shielding material to reduce undesirable electromagnetic interference.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP04/09/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20090090841 - Image sensor, focus detecting device, and imaging system: Pixels are two-dimensionally arrayed, each of the pixels having a first photoelectric conversion section which is divided into a plurality of regions to perform photoelectric conversions and a second photoelectric conversion section whose outer periphery is surrounded with the plurality of regions of the first photoelectric conversion section and which... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20090090843 - Illumination and color management system: Systems and methods for illumination and color management in a system having a plurality of color sources and a plurality of color sensors, wherein there are more color sources than color sensors are described herein. An embodiment of the method includes emitting a plurality of different colors of light from... Agent: Kathy Manke Avago Technologies Limited
20090090842 - Intensity modulation type optical sensor and optical current / voltage sensor: In an intensity modulation type optical sensor, light from a light source 1 is guided to a sensor head 6, the intensity of the light is modulated on the basis of an alternating current (AC) measured object (for example, a current i) changing with time, the modulated light is received... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090090844 - Biasing apparatus, systems, and methods: Apparatus, methods, and systems for providing a uniform bias voltage in a biasing circuit to a plurality of pixels. The biasing circuit has a plurality of switches, including a first switch connected at a first end of a capacitor and a second end connected to a first ground. A second... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/micron
20090090846 - Imaging system with low noise pixel array column buffer: An imaging system includes a row and column array of active pixels, each having an associated pitch. In response to respective control signals, each pixel outputs a reset level which includes noise components, or a signal level which includes signal and noise components. Multiple column buffers, each having a pitch... Agent: Koppel, Patrick ,heybl & Dawson, PLC
20090090845 - Method and apparatus providing shared pixel architecture: Methods and apparatuses using pixels with shared readout circuits are used to increase pixel fill factor and operation efficiency.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090090847 - Optical semiconductor device and infrared data communication apparatus: An optical semiconductor device converts a light signal into an electric signal and amplifies the converted electric signal, and includes: a photodiode which converts a light signal into a current signal; another photodiode which converts a light signal into a current signal; a current amplifying circuit which includes an operational... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090090848 - Laser system for pellet-shaped articles: A pellet-shaped article inspection unit is structured for use with a conveyer mechanism having a plurality of carrier bars, each carrier bar being structured to convey a plurality of pellet-shaped articles along a predetermined path. The article inspection unit includes a first camera unit positioned adjacent a first side of... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090090850 - Deep recess color filter array and process of forming the same: Self-aligned color filter array and methods of forming same. Embodiments include an image sensor having a substrate with a fabrication element having a first recess, the first recess having a second recess, a color filter formed in the second recess, and a microlens formed over the color filter.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090090849 - Image detectors and image detection modules: An image detector comprising a first detection array and a second detection array. The first detection array comprises a plurality of first detection units disposed sequentially, and each first detection unit comprises a plurality of first detection cells. In each first detection unit, the first detection cells respectively generate a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090090851 - Shaft-mounted detector for optical encoder: A transmissive optical encoder is disclosed. The transmissive optical encoder includes a detector, a code wheel, and an emitter. The detector includes an aperture through the detector. The aperture is configured to receive a rotary shaft of a motor. The code wheel is coupled to the rotary shaft of the... Agent: Kathy Manke Avago Technologies Limited
20090090852 - Neutral beam source and method for plasma heating: Method and system for producing a neutral beam source is described. The neutral beam source comprises a plasma generation system for forming a first plasma in a first plasma region, a plasma heating system for heating electrons from the first plasma region in a second plasma region to form a... Agent: Tokyo Electron U.s. Holdings, Inc.
20090090859 - High density cast-in-place sample preparation card: A card or insert having a plurality of recesses for a sample preparation device, the card containing cast-in-place composite and/or non-filled structures which are useful as sorptive or reactive media or for size-based separations. Any particular card size or configuration can be used, and the inclusion of a large amount... Agent: Nields, Lemack & Frame, LLC
20090090853 - Hybrid mass spectrometer with branched ion path and switch: A hybrid mass spectrometer has a branched ion path. A first ion path within the branched ion path operates as a triple quadrupole instrument having a mass selection device, collision cell, and first mass analyzer and provides information on a specific m/z ratio corresponding to ions of interest in a... Agent: Thermo Finnigan LLC
20090090854 - Mass spectrometer and method of using the same: A mass spectrometer is provided which is mounted on a wall portion of a chamber and analyzes a gas to be analyzed existing in the chamber. The mass spectrometer includes: a measurement unit which is inserted into the chamber at the time of mounting the mass spectrometer to the chamber... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC
20090090856 - Methods and systems for quantification of peptides and other analytes: Disclosed are LC-LC-MS/MS techniques for the analysis of endogenous peptides and other highly polar small molecules. The methods and systems of the present invention can be applied in all industries that utilize LC-MS/MS for the evaluation and quantification of biological analytes in complex matrixes.... Agent: Kilpatrick Stockton LLP
20090090855 - Preparation of samples for lc-ms/ms using magnetic particles: The present invention provides a novel procedure of preparing samples for analysis by way of mass spectrometry, preferably LC-MS/MS. Accordingly, functionalized magnetic particles with a hydrophobic surface were used for extracting low molecular weight compounds from complex liquid biological samples such as plasma, serum, whole blood or hemolyzed blood. The... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations Inc.
20090090858 - Sampling system for use with surface ionization spectroscopy: In various embodiments of the invention, a device permits more efficient collection and transmission of ions produced by the action of a carrier gas containing metastable neutral excited-state species into a mass spectrometer. In one embodiment of the invention, the device incorporates the source for ionization in combination with a... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP
20090090857 - Systems and methods for identifying substances contained in a material: In one embodiment, a system and a method relate to generating a summed ion spectrum for a test sample, the summed ion spectrum identifying ion intensities at multiple different mass-to-charge ratios, and comparing the summed ion spectrum of the test sample with multiple reference summed ion spectra to identify a... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20090090860 - Ion trap mass spectrometry: Disclosed is an ion trap mass spectrometer for MSn analysis, which comprises a frequency-driven ion trap section operable to trap sample ions and isolate a precursor ion from the sample ions, while setting an ion-trapping RF voltage waveform at a first frequency providing a first low-mass cutoff (LMCO) value, and,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090090861 - Data acquisition system for a spectrometer: A data acquisition system and method are described that may be used with various spectrometers. The data acquisition system may include an ion detector, an initial/transient processing module, and a spectra processing module. The initial/transient processing module is provided for processing the ion detection signals and for supplying processed signals... Agent: Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton, LLP
20090090862 - Mass spectrometer: An electrically conductive heat-blocking plate 11 with an opening 12 for allowing thermions to pass through is provided between a filament 3, whose temperature can be as high as 2000° to 3000° C., and an ionization chamber 2. The heat-blocking plate 11 is thermally connected via an aluminum block 10... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090090863 - Sample surface observation method: A surface of a sample is observed by acquiring an image of the surface of the sample. An electron beam I irradiated onto the surface of the sample in which wiring including an insulation material and an electrically conductive material is formed. Electrons that acquired structure information regarding a structure... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20090090864 - Thermal imager having integrated support assembly: A thermal imaging apparatus has an integrated support assembly. The apparatus comprises a housing having a main housing portion containing a thermal image camera. A display for showing thermal images as detected by the camera is also provided. The housing further includes a handle attached to the main housing portion.... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
20090090865 - Device for monitoring exposure to radiation, use of such a device, an article and a method for monitoring exposure to radiation: A device (1) for monitoring exposure to radiation (L), particularly ultraviolet radiation, at least comprising cholesteric liquid crystal material (3) having a photo-isomer sable compound, such that during use, a light reflection band of the cholesteric liquid crystal material (3) can be modified upon exposure to the radiation to be... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090090866 - Charged particle detection devices: A charged particle detector consists of four independent light guide modules assembled together to form a segmented on-axis annular detector, with a center opening for allowing the primary charged particle beam to pass through. One side of the assembly facing the specimen is coated with or bonded to scintillator material... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP
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20090090868 - Coded aperture imaging method and system: In coded aperture imaging knowledge of the coded array pattern and its positional relation to the detector array is needed in order to be able to reconstruct the scene image. Usually a theoretical model of the coded array is used and the actual array needs to be aligned accurately with... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090090869 - Detection of solar events: A flux detection apparatus can include a radioactive sample having a decay rate capable of changing in response to interaction with a first particle or a field, and a detector associated with the radioactive sample. The detector is responsive to a second particle or radiation formed by decay of the... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20090090870 - Detector response modeling: A detector response correction arrangement and method is proposed for online determination of correction factors for arbitrary positions from arbitrary incident fluence distributions. As modern radiotherapy utilizes more of the available degrees of freedom of radiation machines, dosimetry has to be able to present reliable measurements for all these degrees... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090090871 - Radiation treatment system with a beam control magnet: A radiation treatment system with a beam control magnet for deflecting a beam of electrically charged particles along a curved particle path. The beam control magnet is subdivided along a parting plane perpendicular to the direction of the particle path into a first region and a second region. The quadrupole... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090090872 - Ion implantation device and a method of semiconductor manufacturing by the implantation of boron hydride cluster ions: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device is further described, comprising the steps of: providing a supply of molecules containing a plurality of dopant atoms into an ionization chamber, ionizing said molecules into dopant cluster ions, extracting and accelerating the dopant cluster ions with an electric field, selecting the desired... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (c/o Patent Administrator)
20090090873 - Method and system for detection of contrast injection in fluoroscopic image sequences: A method and system for detecting a spatial and temporal location of a contrast injection in a fluoroscopic image sequence is disclosed. Training volumes generated by stacking a sequence of 2D fluoroscopic images in time order are annotated with ground truth contrast injection points. A heart rate is globally estimated... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090090874 - Marking method for the reject marking of test elements: The test elements are provided that are adapted to detect at least one analyte in a sample. At least some of the test elements are provided with a defect marking which contains information about defectiveness of the test elements. The test elements include at least one radiation-sensitive material. The test... Agent: Krieg Devault/roche
20090090875 - Higher pressure, modular target system for radioisotope production: A beam window according to example embodiments may include a foil having an interior region and an exterior region. The interior region of the foil may be dome-shaped, and a central portion of the dome-shaped interior region may be thinner than the exterior region of the foil. The beam window... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090090876 - Implant beam utilization in an ion implanter: To select a scan distance to be used in scanning a wafer with an implant beam, a dose distribution along a first direction is calculated based on size or intensity of the implant beam and a scan distance. The scan distance is the distance measured in the first direction between... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20090090877 - Module and method for producing extreme ultraviolet radiation: A module for producing extreme ultraviolet radiation includes a supply configured to supply droplets of an ignition material to a predetermined target ignition position and a laser arranged to be focused on the predetermined target ignition position and to produce a plasma by hitting such a droplet which is located... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20090090878 - System and method for determining volume of an imaging medium in a cartridge: Systems and methods for determining the volume of imaging medium in a cartridge are disclosed. An imaging medium may include a movable housing portion and a device coupled to the movable housing portion. The movable housing portion may include a volume of imaging medium and may be configured to move... Agent: Baker Botts, LLP04/02/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20090084934 - System and method for dispersion-force-based actuation: A system and method for dispersion-force-based actuation are disclosed. In some embodiments, a light beam is used to change the dispersion force between two spaced apart surfaces. The change in the dispersion force causes a change in the gap between the surfaces. The actuation system can be used in conjunction... Agent: Demont & Breyer, LLC
20090084935 - Apparatus and methods for an area scanner: Apparatus and methods for operating an area scanner having a motorless scanning mechanism provide for enhanced operation of the area scanner. In an embodiment, an area scanner includes a micro-optical-electromechanical device to direct the scan of light from an optical source over a desired area.... Agent: Rockwell Automation, Inc. Attention: Susan M. Donahue
20090084936 - Through hole formation state detecting device and electronic timepiece using the detecting device: When a light emission element emits no light, a detected signal from a photodetection element is captured as an intensity of external light. Then, a threshold value is offset by the intensity of the external light. The offset threshold is then compared to a detected signal from the photodetection element... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20090084941 - Counter circuit, ad conversion method, ad converter, semiconductor device for detecting distribution of physical quantities, and electronic apparatus: A solid-state image pick up device including a pixel array unit having unit pixels arranged in a matrix pattern. Each unit pixel includes a photoelectric converter. Additionally, the solid-state image pick up device has column signal lines that correspond to the respective columns of the matrix pattern, a row scanning... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090084939 - Image capture device and recording medium: A digital camera includes: an image capture data creation unit; a CPU for directing the image capture data creation unit to perform image captures several times and acquire a plurality of image capture data; and an image processing device that determines whether or not a common specific image region exists... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20090084940 - Sensing light and sensing the state of a memory cell: A light-to-frequency converter includes a switch (130) connected in series with a reverse-biased photodiode (120). A node (150) in the current path through the switch and the photodiode is connected to the input of a Schmidt trigger (160), whose output controls the switch. New techniques are provided for motion compensation,... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP
20090084938 - Sensor panel and image detecting device: The present invention provides a sensor panel and an image detecting device that can suppress generation of artifacts and an increase in noise. A sensor panel has an image detecting region formed from plural image sensor portions, data lines reading signals out from the image sensor portions, bidirectional diodes disposed... Agent: Taiyo Corporation
20090084937 - Solid state imaging device: A solid-state imaging device 1 is provided with (1) a photodetecting section 11 in which M×N of pixels are two-dimensionally arranged in M rows and N columns, and a pixel Pm,n at the m-th row and the n-th column includes a photodiode PD1m,n, (2) a row selecting section 20 that... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20090084942 - Light receiving circuit: A light receiving circuit includes: a transimpedance amplifier circuit which is connected to a light receiving element; a differential amplifier which operates by a predetermined current supplied by a current source to output a current corresponding to a differential signal between a signal outputted from the transimpedance amplifier circuit and... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090084944 - 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
20090084943 - Method and apparatus for ambient light detection: An imaging method and apparatus which use a pixel array for capturing images and for measuring ambient light conditions.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090084945 - Photodiode array for an optical encoder, photodiode detection system, and optical encoder: A photodiode detector array for an optical encoder includes a sequence of photodiodes having a pitch between adjacent photodiodes that alternates between a first pitch and a second pitch, the second pitch being different than the first pitch.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090084946 - Arrangements for a micro-electro-mechanical system: In one embodiment a micro-electro mechanical system is disclosed. A MEMS structure can include a frame, a movable structure and a set of structural beams to suspend the movable structure from the frame. The system can also include a set of conductor routing beams. The conductor routing beams can provide... Agent: Schubert, Osterrieder & Nickelson, PLLC C/o Intellevate, LLC
20090084947 - Method for calibrating nuclear medicine diagnosis apparatus: A nuclear medicine diagnosis apparatus, which rotates a rod-shaped radiation source or a point radiation source while changing the radius thereof and carries out a calibration work, is provided to resolve the following problems. If detector calibration is carried out using a cylindrical phantom whose interior is filled with a... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20090084950 - Apparatus for detecting chemical substances and method therefor: n
20090084949 - Evaluation of spectra in oscillation mass spectrometers: The invention relates to mass spectrometers in which ion clouds are stored in two spatial directions by radial forces while oscillating largely harmonically at a mass-specific frequency in a third spatial direction perpendicular to the other two, in a potential minimum, the shape of which is as close to a... Agent: O'shea, Getz & Kosakowski, P.C.
20090084948 - Overcoming space charge effects in ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometers: In an ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometer in which ions are trapped axially by applying electrical potentials to a pattern of electrode elements to produce an inhomogeneous alternating radio-frequency electric field with a repulsive effect, an additional electrostatic ion-attracting field is superimposed on the repulsive electric field. The voltage of... Agent: Law Offices Of Paul E. Kudirka
20090084952 - Apparatus and method for scanning capacitance microscopy and spectroscopy: An apparatus and technique for measuring the electrical capacitance between a conducting tip of a scanning probe microscope and a sample surface is described. A high frequency digital vector network analyzer is connected to the probe tip of the cantilever of an atomic force microscope, and data collection is coordinated... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC
20090084953 - Method and system for observing a specimen using a scanning electron microscope: It is intended to reduce the auto focusing time and to increase the stability in a case that a defect on a specimen that has been detected by an inspection apparatus is observed by using a scanning electron microscope. One or more regions to be used for auto focusing are... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20090084954 - Method for inspecting and measuring sample and scanning electron microscope: As an aspect for realizing accurate observation, inspection, or measurement of the contact hole with large aspect ratio, a method and a device to scan a second electron beam after scanning a first electron beam to a sample to charge the sample are proposed wherein the beam diameter of the... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC
20090084951 - Scintillator aspects for x-ray fluorescence visualizer, imager, or information provider: One aspect relates to optically detecting an at least one scintillated viewable and/or visible photon that has been converted from the at least one induced X-ray fluorescing photon. The aspect can also relate to optically detecting an at least one scintillated viewable and/or visible photon that has been converted from... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20090084955 - Charged particle beam equipment and charged particle microscopy: On the basis of a displacement of the field of view before and after a deflection of a charged particle beam, extracted from a first specimen image, including a displacement of the field of view recorded by causing a charged particle beam to deflect by a predetermined amount by a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090084956 - External variable aperture and relay for infra-red cameras: An external optical relay assembly to allow an infrared camera with a fixed aperture to be used with a variety of fore optics, including refractive compound lenses, reflective telescopes, and reflective/refractive lenses, by providing an external, cooled aperture, that can be adjusted to provide effective f-number matching to the fore... Agent: Law Office Of Robert E. Kasody, Professional Corporation
20090084957 - Motion detector device with rotatable focusing views and a method of selecting a specific focusing view: A motion detector device includes a lamp assembly, a junction box assembly with a cylindrically shaped holding arm, a rotation assembly incorporating a sensor seat, a pyro-sensor and circuitry, and a lens assembly. The lens assembly can assume a semi-spherical or cylindrical shape. The lens assembly is integrally formed by... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20090084958 - Bolometer: Bolometers utilize an organic semiconductor diode layer assembly for temperature measurement. These bolometers are particularly sensitive to the infrared wave range so that they are employable as infrared sensors and may be combined to form one-dimensional sensor rows or two-dimensional microbolometer arrays.... Agent: Schoppe, Zimmermann , Stockeler & Zinkler C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20090084959 - Methods of thermoreflectance thermography: An embodiment of a method of performing thermoreflectance measurements with an imaging system comprises: reflecting radiation from a number of points in a sample in response to an illuminating radiation while a temperature modulation is applied to the sample; acquiring digital images of the reflected radiation after the reflected radiation... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090084960 - High detective quantum efficiency x-ray detectors: An image acquisition apparatus includes a conversion layer for generating electrons in response to electromagnetic radiation photons, and a first semiconducting layer adjacent to the conversion layer for generating electron-hole pairs in response to electrons generated by the conversion layer.... Agent: Houst Consulting (varian)
20090084961 - Radiation detector: A radiation detector includes an electrode substrate having plural photoelectric transfer elements which convert visible light into electrical signals, a scintillator layer formed on the electrode substrate and converting radial rays into visible light, and a protective film includes a drying agent film and a moisture-proof film. The drying agent... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090084962 - Radiation imaging apparatus: The signal strength of communications of a cassette transmitter/receiver is set to be lower during transmission of confirmation image signals, that is, during readout of image signals from a radiation detector, than the signal strength of communications of the cassette transmitter/receiver at times other than during readout of image signals.... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20090084963 - Apparatus and methods to produce electrical energy by enhanced down-conversion of photons: The apparatus and methods of the present disclosure in a broad aspect provide novel devices for producing electricity from light. These apparatus include at least one photon-absorbing semiconductor material, at least one cover layer located above the at least one photon-absorbing material, and a down-conversion material interposed between at least... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20090084965 - Radiation image detector: A voltage applying electrode, to which a voltage is to be applied, a semiconductor layer, which is capable of generating electric charges when radiation is irradiated to the semiconductor layer, and an electrode for detecting an electric signal in accordance with a radiation dose are overlaid one upon another. A... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090084966 - Radiation image detector: In a radiation image detector including a voltage-applied electrode, to which a voltage is applied, and a semiconductor layer for generating charges by irradiation with radiation, which are superposed one on the other, a charge injection prevention layer that covers at least the edge of the voltage-applied electrode is provided.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090084964 - Radiation imaging apparatus: A radiation imaging system is equipped with a radiation imaging apparatus and a control apparatus. The radiation imaging apparatus reads out image signals from a radiation detecting section that detects radiation which has passed through a subject, and outputs the read out image signals as wireless signals. The control apparatus... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20090084967 - Radiation conversion panel and method of capturing radiation image: A radiation conversion panel includes first pixels, each of which is one out of every n (n≧3) adjacent pixels, and which, after a first energy-level image capturing cycle, are reset after electric charges have been read therefrom, and all pixels, including the first pixels, wherein, after the pixels have been... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090084968 - Radiation image detector: In a radiation image detector including a voltage-applied electrode, to which a voltage is applied, and a semiconductor layer for generating charges by irradiation with radiation, which are superposed one on the other, a charge injection prevention layer that covers at least the edge of the voltage-applied electrode is provided.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090084969 - Image detecting device and image capturing system: An image detecting device includes an image detector for recording an image therein and outputting the recorded image as image information, and a cooling panel disposed on a surface of the image detector for cooling the image detector, wherein the cooling panel has a thermal conductivity oriented in a planar... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090084970 - Image detecting device and image capturing system: A radiation solid-state detecting device includes a cooling panel disposed on a surface of a sensor substrate that is irradiated with radiation, or on a rear surface of the sensor substrate opposite to the irradiated surface thereof. The cooling panel comprises a plurality of cooling units. Cooling units, which face... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090084971 - Radiation image capturing apparatus: The present invention relates to a radiation image capturing apparatus, and includes a radiation image information detector for detecting radiation image information of a subject, a casing containing the radiation image information detector, a reading circuit for reading the radiation image information from the radiation image information detector, and a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090084972 - Gas electron multiplier and manufacturing method for gas electron multiplication foil used for same as well as radiation detector using gas electron multiplier: To attain objects to reduce the spread of electrons as compared with a conventional one without degrading the multiplication factor of electrons; to provide a large electron multiplication factor; and to improve positional resolution, there is provided a gas electron multiplier using interaction between radiation and gas through photoelectric effects... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090084973 - Water phantom with fixed water level for measuring dose of ionizing radiation absorbed to water and the method thereof: A water phantom structure with fixed water level for measuring dose of ionizing radiation absorbed to water and the method thereof are disclosed, in which the water phantom structure comprises: a tank, enclosed by four wall plates and a bottom plates, all made of an isohydric material, and having 95%... Agent: Wpat, PC
20090084974 - Reactor dosimetry applications using a parallel 3-d radiation transport code: The invention relates generally to a method for the calculation of radiation field distributions employing a new parallel 3-D radiation transport code and, a multi-processor computer architecture. The code solves algorithms using a domain decomposition approach. For example, angular and spatial domains can be partitioned into subsets and, the subsets... Agent: Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC
20090084975 - Multipole coils: Multipole coils (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) for influencing particle beams have at least two coils (1, 2) which concentrically enclose an imaginary axis (10), wherein a winding (7) made from a flexible circuit board (8) is formed by means of conducting paths (9) disposed thereon for each coil... Agent: Kohler Schmid Moebus
20090084976 - Systems and methods for analyzing underwater, subsurface and atmospheric environments: The systems and methods described herein include, among other things, systems capable of being deployed for long periods of time in oceanic, subsurface and atmospheric environments. The systems typically include mass spectrometers to measure low molecular weight gases dissolved in the water and volatile chemicals in air and water, and... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP
20090084977 - Method and device for adjusting a beam property in a gas cluster ion beam system: A method and device for adjusting a beam property, such as a beam size, a beam shape or a beam divergence angle, in a gas cluster beam prior to ionization of the gas cluster beam is described. A gas cluster ion beam (GCIB) source is provided, comprising a nozzle assembly... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP (tokyo Electron)
20090084978 - Apparatus for monitoring the cure of a bone cement material: Apparatus for monitoring the cure of a bone cement material which is provided in a container. The apparatus includes a radiation source from which radiation is directed towards cement in the container and a sensor for detecting radiation from the radiation source which has passed through cement in the container,... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20090084979 - High-speed molecular analyzer system and method: This invention relates to a device, in one example embodiment, for the determination of the sequence of nucleic acids and other polymeric or chain type molecules. The device analyzes a sample prepared by incorporating fluorescent dyes at the end of copies of varying lengths of the sample to be sequenced.... Agent: Dewalch Technologies, Inc.
20090084980 - System and method for providing enhanced background rejection in thick tissue with differential-aberration two-photon microscopy: A system for providing enhanced background rejection in thick tissue contains an aberrating element for introducing controllable extraneous spatial aberrations in an excitation beam path; at least one mirror capable of directing received laser pulses to the aberrating element; an objective; a beam scanner imaged onto a back aperture of... Agent: Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green, PA C/o Peter Nieves
20090084981 - High-resolution tracking of industrial process materials using trace incorporation of luminescent markers: A method of marking an industrial process material including selectively incorporating a luminescent marker onto and/or into the industrial process material in a trace amount insufficient to be optically detectable in the presence of ambient light but sufficient to be non-destructively optically detectable in and/or on the industrial proce material... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090084982 - Radiation scintillator plate: A scintillator plate which exhibits enhanced emission efficiency upon exposure to radiation and an improved time efficiency in manufacture of the plate is disclosed, comprising on a substrate a phosphor layer containing an activator and having been subjected to a plasma treatment.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090084984 - Irradiation system and method: A method for irradiating an object may comprise: a) disposing a radiation source in a first position with respect to an object to be irradiated; b) rotating the radiation source in a first direction about the object to be irradiated, the rotation being in a plane substantially parallel to a... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090084983 - Non-destructive component separation using infrared radiant energy: A method for separating a first component and a second component from one another at an adhesive bond interface between the first component and second component. Typically the method involves irradiating the first component with infrared radiation from a source that radiates substantially only short wavelengths until the adhesive bond... Agent: Bwxt - Y12, LLC Luedeka, Neely & Graham, P.C.
20090084985 - Cadmium sulfide quantum dot lasing in room temperature liquid solution: Disclosed is a lasing complex comprising a room temperature solution containing cadmium sulfide (CdS) quantum dots. Optical gain has been observed in CdS nanocrystal quantum dots in strong confinement regime in toluene solution at room temperature using femtosecond transient absorption techniques. The optical gain lifetime is measured to be 20... Agent: Law Offices Of Kenneth W. Float
20090084986 - Multiple band pass filtering for pyrometry in laser based annealing systems: A thermal processing system includes a source of laser radiation emitting at a laser wavelength, beam projection optics disposed between the reflective surface and a substrate support capable of holding a substrate to be processed, a pyrometer responsive to a pyrometer wavelength, and a wavelength responsive optical element having a... Agent: Law Office Of Robert M. Wallace
20090084988 - Single wafer implanter for silicon-on-insulator wafer fabrication: An ion implanter is disclosed. One such ion implanter includes an ion beam source configured to generate oxygen, nitrogen, helium, or hydrogen ions into an ion beam with a specific dose range, and an analyzer magnet configured to remove undesired species from the ion beam. The ion implanter includes an... Agent: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Assc., Inc.
20090084989 - Beam irradiation apparatus with deep ultraviolet light emission device for lithographic pattern inspection system: An illumination beam irradiation apparatus for use in pattern inspection systems is disclosed, which is less in deterioration of optical components and in attenuation of illumination light. The illumination apparatus includes a light source which yields a fundamental wave, a beam-shaper unit which performs beam-shaping of the fundamental wave so... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090084990 - Charged-particle beam writing apparatus and charged-particle beam writing method: A timing control circuit controls the timing for applying a voltage to a sub deflector when changing a position to be irradiated with the charged-particle beam. A control computer compares a target line width and a line width of a pattern written with the timing for applying voltage to the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090084987 - Charge neutralization in a plasma processing apparatus: A plasma processing apparatus includes a process chamber, a source configured to generate a plasma in the process chamber, and a platen configured to support a workpiece in the process chamber. The platen is biased with a pulsed platen signal having pulse ON and OFF time periods to accelerate ions... Agent: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Assc., Inc.
20090084991 - Single-photon generation apparatus and quantum bit reading apparatus and method: A method of generating a single photon, includes preparing an optical resonator including a resonator mode of a resonance angular frequency ωc, preparing a material contained in the optical resonator, including a low energy state |g> and a high energy state |e>, and including a transition angular frequency ωa between... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090084992 - Method for generating extreme ultraviolet radiation and an extreme ultraviolet light source device: To achieve pulse-stretched EUV radiation without putting a large heat load on electrodes or requiring sophisticated control, a pulsed power is supplied between a first electrode and a second electrode provided inside a chamber to form a narrow discharge channel therebetween. A laser beam from a laser source irradiates high... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department
20090084993 - Radiation image detector: A radiation image detector includes a radiation-image-detector main body and a vacuum container. The radiation-image-detector main body generates charges by irradiation with an electromagnetic wave for recording that carries a radiation image and records the radiation image by accumulating the charges. The vacuum container is sealed to store the radiation-image-detector... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090084994 - System and method for filtering electromagnetic transmissions: A combination of filters for filtering selected wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation is provided on a transparent substrate such as a plastic film or glazing of a window. The combination of filters prevents or attenuates the passage of wavelengths through the substrate into a building, where the passage of the wavelengths... Agent: Hogan & Hartson LLPIPGroup, Columbia Square
20090084995 - Apparatus and method for the continuous optical determination of the fill level of liquids in liquid tanks of vehicles or airplanes: The present subject matter relates to the continuous optical determination of the fill level of liquids in a liquid tank of a vehicle or airplane which have a refractive index of at least 1.33 at room temperature and at a wavelength of 589 nm. A device embodiment has an elongate... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.Previous industry: Static molds
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