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Radiant energy May archived by USPTO category 05/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20090134309 - Chip for analyzing a medium comprising an integrated organic light emitter: A chip for analyzing a medium includes an organic light emitter for emitting a light signal, a photodetector including a detector area, a layer sequence separating the organic light emitter and the detector area, and a reservoir into which the medium may be introduced. The organic light emitter and the... Agent: Schoppe, Zimmermann , Stockeler & Zinkler C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20090134310 - System and method for coherent beam combination: Systems and methods for coherent beam combination of lasers are provided. In one embodiment, a method for coherent beam combination is provided. The method comprises providing a plurality of secondary laser signals from a primary laser signal, amplifying the plurality of secondary signals along respective amplifier arms to provide a... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.
20090134311 - Power supply system for green laser indicating pen: A power supply system for a green laser indicating pen, comprises a computer having an USB receptacle which is connected to a current source in the computer; a USB plug being connected to the USB receptacle; a USB transmission line for connecting the USB plug to a transformer; a chargeable... Agent: Chung-kai Yeh
20090134312 - Slotted microchannel plate (mcp): A microchannel plate (MCP) for an image intensifier includes an active portion having an input surface area for receiving electrons and an output surface area for outputting multiplied electrons. The input and output surface areas are oriented horizontally with respect to each other and spaced by a vertical distance. A... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20090134313 - 4t cmos image sensor with floating diffusion gate capacitor: Pixel cells are provided which employ a gate capacitor associated with the floating diffusion node to selectively increase the storage capacity of the floating diffusion node. The gate capacitor can be formed at the same time as the same process steps used to form other gates of the pixel cells.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090134314 - Energy saving driving circuit and associated method for a solid state relay: An energy saving driving circuit and method is provided for use with a solid state relay (SSR). The circuit and method reduce the overall energy required to drive a solid state relay by maintaining the SSR in an “on” state with a minimal maintenance or holding current after applying a... Agent: Kathy Manke Avago Technologies Limited
20090134315 - Photo-detector array: A system accountably maintains an accumulated charge of a photo-detector charge well at or around a predefined level.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20090134316 - Optical device, image reading device, and filter manufacturing method: A light emitting element has spectral characteristics in a predetermined optical wavelength range. A photodetecting unit includes a photodetecting element capable of detecting a light in the optical wavelength range and performs an OE conversion of either one of a reflected light and transmitted light from a scanning target. A... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090134317 - Sensor and method for determining an angular position of a rotor: A sensor for sensing the angular position of a rotor includes a code disk rotatable with the rotor. A first light guide is rotatable with the rotor. The light guide directs light from a light source through the code disk to a detector. A second light guide has first and... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.
20090134318 - Tactile sensor module and method of mounting tactile sensor: The invention provides a tactile sensor module that enables adjustment of the density of sensing elements and adjustment of mounting regions to be carried out in a straightforward manner with one type of module that is highly adaptive to complex curved surfaces. A tactile sensor module comprises a flexible substrate... Agent: Ladas & Parry
20090134319 - Scanned beam display and method of operating: A MEMS oscillator, such as a MEMS scanner, has an improved and simplified drive scheme and structure. Drive impulses may be transmitted to an oscillating mass via torque through the support arms. For multi-axis oscillators drive signals for two or more axes may be superimposed by a driver circuit and... Agent: Microvision, Inc.
20090134320 - Filtered photosensors and photo control devices including the same and methods for forming the same: Methods of forming a filtered photosensor include providing a photosensor and an infrared blocking ink. The infrared blocking ink is printed on the photosensor. Printing the infrared blocking ink may include dipping the photosensor in the infrared blocking ink or spraying and/or brushing the infrared blocking ink on the photosensor.... Agent: Marguerite E. Gerstner Tyco Electronics Corporation -IPLaw Dept.
20090134322 - Apparatus and method for operating a differential mobility analyzer with a mass spectrometer: An apparatus and method of analyzing ions is described in which a Differential Mobility Analyzer (DMA) is combined with an analysis device. The DMS can be operated in first and second modes of operation to produce a plurality of ions that are sampled and analyzed by the analysis device. In... Agent: Bereskin And Parr
20090134321 - Mass spectrometer: A mass spectrometer is disclosed comprising a mass selective ion trap (12) and a quadrupole rod set mass filter (14) arranged downstream of the mass selective ion trap (12). Ions are mass selectively ejected from the ion trap (12) in a substantially synchronised manner with the scanning of the mass... Agent: Waters Technologies Corporation C/o Waters Corporation
20090134323 - Multidimensional mass spectrometry of serum and cellular lipids directly from biologic extracts: A method for determination of at least one of the lipid species in a biological sample comprising subjecting the sample to lipid extraction to obtain a lipid extract and subjecting the resulting lipid extract to multidimensional electrospray ionization mass spectrometry using either precursor ion or neutral loss scanning (or both)... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (15060) Armstrong Teasdale, LLP
20090134324 - Partitions for forming separate vacuum-chambers: A mass spectrometry system comprises a panel movable between an open and closed position relative to a housing. At least part of ion-optics is mounted to the panel. The housing surrounds ion-optics and a partition forms a gas barrier separating vacuum-chambers within the housing when the panel is in the... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.
20090134325 - Methods for detecting estradiol by mass spectrometry: Provided are methods for determining the amount of estradiol in a sample using mass spectrometry. The methods generally involve ionizing estradiol in a sample and detecting and quantifying the amount of the ion to determine the amount of estradiol in the sample.... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20090134326 - Method and apparatus for flow cytometry linked with elemental analysis: An apparatus (100) for sequentially analyzing particles such as single cells or single beads, by spectrometry. The apparatus, an elemental flow cytometer, includes means (102) for sequential particle introduction, means (104) to vaporize, atomize and excite or ionize the particles, or an elemental tag associated with an analyte on the... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP
20090134327 - Defect recognizing method, defect observing method, and charged particle beam apparatus: There are provided a detecting step of detecting secondary charged particles generated from an observation area of a sample when an electron beam or a focused ion beam is emitted onto the observation area under a certain irradiation condition; an image forming step of forming a plurality of observation images... Agent: Bruce L. Adams, Esq Adams & Wilks
20090134328 - Image-taking apparatus and method thereof: An image-taking apparatus includes an image-taking device configured to take an image of an object, at least one illumination light source configured to be able to illuminate the object, an illumination region controller configured to be able to partially emit an illumination light ray originating from the illumination light source... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20090134330 - Concept for determining a measurement value at a component: In an evaluation device for determining a measurement value at a component, power is supplied to the component during readout of the measurement value. A controller serves to determine the power supplied to the component during the readout. The measurement value determined by the reader is corrected by a compensator... Agent: Schoppe, Zimmermann , Stockeler & Zinkler C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20090134329 - Detection apparatus for detecting electromagnetic wave passed through object: A detection apparatus for detecting electromagnetic waves that have passed through an object is provided which includes a transmission line for transmitting electromagnetic waves therethrough and a detector for detecting electromagnetic waves that have passed through an object, the transmission line having a gap for disposing the object therein.... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090134331 - Method of evaluating skin conditions and method of estimating skin thickness: Methods of determining at least one of the degree of skin damage caused by UV light and the degree of physiologically aging of the skin, and methods of estimating at least one of an epidermal skin thickness and a dermal skin thickness by analysis of the near infrared absorption spectrum... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090134332 - Infrared encoded objects and controls for display systems: A system for displaying images comprises a plurality of light sources, comprising at least one non-visible light source. The system further comprises a spatial light modulator operable to modulate non-visible light from the non-visible light source to encode one or more objects and for presentation on a display. Finally, the... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090134333 - Infrared sensor: An infrared sensor capable of more highly accurately correcting an electrical signal converted by a light receiving unit is provided. An infrared sensor (100) converts energy of infrared rays radiated from an object (for example, human body) to an electrical signal and outputs the electrical signal, the infrared sensor comprising:... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20090134334 - Edge-on sar scintillator devices and systems for enhanced spect, pet, and compton gamma cameras: The invention provides methods and apparatus for detecting radiation including x-ray, gamma ray, and particle radiation for nuclear medicine, radiopaphic imaging, material composition analysis, high energy physics, container inspection, mine detection and astronomy. The invention provides detection systems employing one or more detector modules (102) comprising edge-on scintillator detectors (101)... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20090134335 - Radiation detector: An emitted light in a scintillator element is sufficiently diffused in the scintillator array to be inputted into a photo multiplier tube (PMT) using a side face light guide that is optically coupled with respect to a side face of a scintillator array, except for in an end area. In... Agent: Cheng Law Group, PLLC
20090134336 - Radiation imaging element:
20090134337 - Hybrid radiation detection system: A system for combining the spectral data from multiple ionizing radiation detectors of different types and having different photopeak energy resolutions. First, baseline estimation is performed on each spectral histogram separately, discerning peak regions from underlying continuum using respective peak response functions. All spectra are subsequently rebinned to the same... Agent: Carstens & Cahoon, LLP
20090134338 - Electron beam irradiation method, electron beam irradiation apparatus, and electron beam irradiation apparatus for open-mouthed container: There are provided an electron beam application method and an electron beam application device capable of uniformly applying electron beams to an object even if the electron beams have a low energy. For this, electron beams (EB) are applied to a beverage container (30) (object) within a magnetic barrier (MF)... Agent: Young & Basile, P.C.
20090134339 - Electron-optical corrector for aplanatic imaging systems: A particle-optical corrector for eliminating both the third-order aperture aberration and the third-order extra-axial coma, using circular lenses and hexapole fields, includes three coaxially arranged hexapole fields, at least one circular lens doublet being arranged between adjacent hexapole fields and adjusted so that the center hexapole field is imaged on... Agent: Edwin D. Schindler
20090134340 - Charged particle beam apparatus, and image generation method with charged particle beam apparatus: The present invention has a subject to provide an apparatus that optimizes scanning in accordance with circumstances or purposes, reduces distortion of images, and improves throughput, image quality, and defect detection rate by controlling deflection of a charged particle beam in a stage tracking system. To solve this subject, an... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090134341 - Fluid ultraviolet sterilization system: The invention provides a fluid UV sterilization system capable of automatically and stably keeping the fluid level, which includes a channel, a UV lamp module group, an electrical controller and a mounting bracket for UV lamp module(s), each UV lamp module comprising a frame and a plurality of UV lamps,... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association
20090134342 - High spatial resolution imaging of a structure of interest in a specimen: For the high spatial resolution imaging of a structure of interest in a specimen, a substance is selected from a group of substances which have a fluorescent first state and a nonfluorescent second state; which can be converted fractionally from their first state into their second state by light which... Agent: Scott A. Horstemeyer Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20090134343 - Tracking control method and electron beam writing system: Control data for a main deflector is calculated based on position data that specifies the position of a region to be irradiated with the electron beam on the subfield, data on the number of all beam shots on the subfield, data on a time required for all the beam shots,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090134344 - Methods and apparatus for producing and storing positrons and protons: Apparatus for producing and storing positrons may include a trap that defines an interior chamber therein and that contains an electric field and a magnetic field. The trap may further include a source material that includes atoms that, when activated by photon bombardment, become positron emitters to produce positrons. The... Agent: Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC
20090134345 - Treatment planning tool for heavy-ion therapy: A dose calculator for heavy-ion therapy systems uses a limited number of spread out Bragg peak models obtainable by a particular therapy system, the models which may be adjusted in energy (offset) and dose contribution (treatment time) to produce a unique composite dose having a complex dose profile with limited... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.
20090134346 - Container and method and device for manufacturing of such containers: Container for storing environmental dangerous materials, particularly for lasting deposit of nuclear waste material. The container is cast of a mineral material, particularly concrete. The container has a restricted opening (12) provided for inserting a closing plug (34). The container is prepared as an integral element without material transitions or... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald
20090134347 - Method and apparatus for determining a relative position of a processing head with respect to a substrate with a structure: A method and apparatus wherein a substrate is provided with a preformatted structure, with structural elements arranged in a matrix, wherein the matrix extends in an X-direction and Y-direction, wherein a processing head is provided, wherein a camera is provided which is connected with the processing head and which comprises... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch05/21/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20090127429 - Apparatus and method for detecting the focal position of an optical system and opthalmological treatment apparatus: An apparatus and a method are presented for detecting the focal position of an optical system (10) with a radiation source (12), a focusing imaging system (16), an at least partially reflective surface (18) on the focus (18a), a digital camera (24) for recording an image reflected by said surface... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20090127430 - Compound-eye imaging apparatus: A plurality of imaging optical lenses (301a to 301c) form a plurality of subject images on a plurality of imaging regions (302a to 302c), respectively. When viewed along a direction parallel with optical axes, at least one straight line connecting corresponding points in at least one pair of the subject... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.
20090127433 - Illuminating a surgical site: A surgical lamp includes a light source, a camera, at least one rotatable polarization filter, and a control device that controls the polarization filter according to the results of an evaluation of the image which is captured by the camera.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20090127431 - Illumination system calibration and operation having a calibration matrix calculation based on a shift in color space (as amended): A method for calibrating an illumination system is disclosed herein. The illumination system comprises at least one light emitter and at least one color sensor. The method comprises emitting a first wavelength of light from the a light emitter and measuring the color of light emitted by the light emitter... Agent: Kathy Manke Avago Technologies Limited
20090127432 - Light sensor, display apparatus including the same, and control method thereof: There are provided a light sensor, a display apparatus including the same, and a control method thereof. The display apparatus includes: a display panel which includes a display area through which an image is displayed and a non-display area. A light receiving transistor which is formed in the non-display area... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20090127435 - Conversion apparatus, radiation detecting apparatus, and radiation detecting system: A conversion apparatus of the present invention includes a plurality of pixels including switching elements and conversion elements. The pixels are arranged in a pixel region including a switching element region in which switching elements are arranged in row and column directions and a conversion element region in which conversion... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090127434 - Image sensor with expanding dynamic range: A conventional image sensor has a narrow dynamic range, so that the conventional image sensor has the limitation of not representing very dark portions or very bright portions depending on the exposure time when representing an image having such dark and bright portions. The present invention provides an image sensor... Agent: Michael Allan Hardy
20090127438 - Image sensor with multiple integration periods: A method of reading voltages from an image sensor having an array of pixels, each pixel having at least one photodiode connectable to a storage node, the method having: controlling each pixel in a row of pixels to transfer charge accumulated in the photodiode above a first threshold to the... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Inc. C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20090127436 - Method and apparatus for controlling anti-blooming timing to reduce effects of dark current: An electronic imager includes a plurality of pixels having photosensors for accumulating charge corresponding to individual pixel values of a sensed image. Each of the pixels includes an anti-blooming function which allows charge in excess of a predetermined amount to be drained from the photosensor thus reducing the charge from... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20090127437 - Method and apparatus for reducing dark current and hot pixels in cmos image sensors: Methods and apparatuses for reducing dark current and hot pixels in CMOS image sensors. A pixel apparatus includes a photosensor capable of generating dark current, a floating diffusion region coupled to the photosensor by way of a charge transfer transistor, a rest transistor connected between the floating diffusion region and... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20090127442 - Anti-resonant reflecting optical waveguide for imager light pipe: An anti-resonant reflecting optical waveguide structure for reducing optical crosstalk in an image sensor and method of forming the same. The method includes forming a trench within a plurality of material layers and over a photo-conversion device. The trench is vertically aligned with the photo-conversion device and is filled with... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090127443 - Method and device for detecting dispersion, optical signal transmission system: The present invention discloses a method for detecting dispersion, overcoming disadvantages of complex configuration and insensitivity to a tiny dispersion of the method and device for detecting dispersion in the prior art. The inventive method includes: obtaining a signal within a predetermined bandwidth range from an optical signal received; obtaining... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd (for Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd)
20090127440 - Colored microlens array and manufacturing method for colored microlens array, color solid-state image capturing device and manufacturing method for color solid-state image capturing device, color display apparatus and manufacturing method for color displa: A colored microlens array includes a plurality of microlenses for focusing incident light on a plurality of respective positions, on a substrate or a transparent film provided on the substrate, in which peripheral sections of the plurality of microlenses overlap each other at the adjacent positions and the microlenses are... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090127439 - Image sensing apparatus with artificial ommatidia and manufacturing method for artificial ommatidia unit: An image sensing apparatus with artificial ommatidia includes an imaging optical lens group forming a concave focal surface, an artificial ommatidia unit having a curved top surface corresponding to the concave focal surface and a flat bottom surface, and an image sensor disposed under the artificial ommatidia unit. The artificial... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090127441 - Image sensor and method for manufacturing thereof: An image sensor according to an embodiment can comprise a metal line layer formed on a semiconductor substrate including a light receiving device; a first microlens formed on the metal line layer; a color filter array formed on the first microlens; and a second microlens formed on the color filter... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association
20090127444 - Raindrop detection apparatus: A raindrop detection apparatus includes a light emitting unit for emitting light to an inner side of a windshield, a light receiving unit for receiving the light reflected by an outer surface of the windshield, a first lens unit which is arranged between the windshield and the light emitting unit... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090127445 - Optical encoder: There is provided an optical encoder increasing an area of bringing a rotation disk and a hub into contact with each other, capable of drawing air at faces of the rotation disk and the hub brought into contact with each other even when there is not a center hole portion... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20090127446 - Optical encoder apparatus for removable connection with printed circuit board and methods of assembling optical encoder: There is disclosed optical encoder apparatus for removable connection with a printed circuit board. In an embodiment, the apparatus includes a light emitting component, a light detecting component, a mounting component for attaching the light emitting component thereon, and another mounting component for attaching the light detecting component thereon, wherein... Agent: Kathy Manke Avago Technologies Limited
20090127447 - Rotary laser with remote control: A rotary laser (1) has a laser beam unit (7) which is suitable for emitting at least one laser beam (2) rotating in a beam plane (E) and which is controlled by computer (9) so as to be switchable from a rotating operating mode (I) in which the at least... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab
20090127448 - Method and device for evaluating solar cell and use thereof: A method for evaluating performance of a solar cell, comprising: a current passing step (S1) of passing, in a forward direction, a direct current with respect to a solar cell element constituting the solar cell; a temperature control step (S2) of heating the solar cell element and controlling a heating... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090127451 - Devices and methods for calibrating nuclear medical and radiological images: In devices and methods for calibrating nuclear medical and radiological images, an apparatus may be placed in the field of view of a region of interest to be imaged. The apparatus may include a background material with an attenuation characteristic substantially similar to a region of interest of an object... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090127452 - Method and apparatus for self calibrating meter movement for ionization power supplies: A method of determining a relative condition of an ionizer in an ionization system includes placing the ionization system in a calibration mode, stepping the ionization system through one or more of a range of adjustments, collecting calibration data at each step and storing the calibration data in a memory,... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
20090127450 - Method for the relative measurement of the fluorescence quantum efficiency of dyes in solution: A method for measurement of relative fluorescence quantum efficiency of a dye, including: a) for at least two different concentrations of the dye in solution in a solvent, exciting the dye with electromagnetic radiation and measuring the photoluminescence of the dye that has been excited by the radiation and of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090127449 - Methods and apparatus for performance verification and stabilization of radiation detection devices: The rare earth metal Lutetium in compound form is used in check sources of various shapes and sizes to calibrate and tune radiation detection devices. Radioactive Lutetium-176, a naturally occurring (non man-made) isotope forming part of the Lutetium compound, produces gamma energies of approximately 90, 200, and 300 kilo-electron Volts... Agent: Barry W. Chapin, Esq. Chapin Intellectual Property Law, LLC
20090127454 - Biomarkers useful for diagnosing prostate cancer, and methods thereof: The present invention describes a method for predicting a health-state indicative of the presence of prostate cancer. The method measures the intensities of specific small biochemicals, called metabolites, in a blood sample from a patient with an undetermined health-state, and compares these intensities to the intensities observed in a population... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP - Patent Group
20090127453 - Method for introducing ions into an ion trap and an ion storage apparatus: A method of introducing ions into an ion trap and an ion storage apparatus are described. Introduction means are used to introduce first ions into an ion trap through an entrance aperture to the ion trap. An operating condition of the introduction means is adjusted to cause second ions, of... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC
20090127455 - Ion guide for mass spectrometers: The present invention relates generally to mass spectrometry and the analysis of chemical samples, and more particularly to ion guides for use therein. The invention described herein comprises an improved method and apparatus for transporting ions from a first pressure region in a mass spectrometer to a second pressure region... Agent: Ward & Olivo
20090127456 - Rf power supply for a mass spectrometer: The present invention provides a radio frequency (RF) power supply in a mass spectrometer. The power supply provides an RF signal to electrodes of a storage device to create a trapping field. The RF field is usually collapsed prior to ion ejection. In an illustrative embodiment the RF power supply... Agent: Thermo Finnigan LLC
20090127457 - Apparatus and method for an electro-acoustic ion transmittor: A method of transmitting ions along an analyzer region between closely spaced electrodes is disclosed. The method includes providing an analyzer region for transmitting ions, the analyzer region in fluid communication with an ionization source and with an ion detecting device. The method further includes affecting a pressure within at... Agent: Thermo Finnigan LLC
20090127458 - Methods for sample preparation and observation, charged particle apparatus: In an SEM observation in a depth direction of a cross section processed by repeated FIB cross-sectioning and SEM observation to correct a deviation in an observation field of view and a deviation in focus, are corrected, the deviations occurring when a processed cross section moves in the depth direction... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090127459 - Localization of a radioactive source: wherein said detector and said element are arranged to have a working volume of at least 10 cm in depth and having an angular width, such that said signal defines an accuracy of better than 3 mm within one standard deviation, over said working volume.... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.
20090127460 - High time-resolution ultrasensitive optical sensor using a planar waveguide leakage mode, and methods for making same: A high time-resolution ultrasensitive optical detector, using a planar waveguide leakage mode, and methods for making the detector. The detector includes a stacking with a dielectric substrate, a detection element, first and second dielectric layers, and a dielectric superstrate configured to send photon(s) into the light guide formed by the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090127461 - Apparatus and method for display control using ambient light measurement signal from an infrared receiver: A system having an infrared receiver is shown, where the system includes an infrared receiver circuit configured to receive an infrared data signal using a receive photodiode and compensate for an ambient light level incident on the receive photodiode by generating a DC ambient current signal, where the DC ambient... Agent: Francissen Patent Law, P.C.
20090127462 - Nbn and pbp infrared detectors with graded barrier layer, graded absorption layer, or chirped strained layer super lattice absorption layer: An nBn detector is described where for some embodiments the barrier layer has a concentration gradient, for some embodiments the absorption layer has a concentration gradient, and for some embodiments the absorption layer is a chirped strained layer super lattice. The use of a graded barrier or absorption layer, or... Agent: Seth Z. Kalson C/o Cpa Global
20090127463 - Accessory for attenuated total internal reflectance (atr) spectroscopy: An accessory for use with a microscope arranged to carry out ATR measurements has a support (40) which can be mounted on the moveable stage of the microscope. A mounting (100) for an ATR crystal (106) is carried on the support. The accessory includes a registration indicium which is located... Agent: Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP P2021
20090127464 - Flame detector and a method: A flame detector is provided which comprises a housing (1), a test source of electromagnetic radiation (4) and a sensor (7). The source of electromagnetic radiation (4) and the sensor (7) are mounted within the housing (1). The source of electromagnetic radiation (4) is arranged to direct its output onto... Agent: Ip Legal Department Tyco Fire & Security Services
20090127465 - Obstruction detection device: The obstruction detection device for an infrared intruder detection system comprises at least one transparent facet having a roughened surface; a light emitter arranged for emitting light towards the roughened surface; a light detector arranged for detecting the intensity of light, which is transmitted or reflected or diffracted by the... Agent: Michael J. Striker
20090127466 - Radiation detection apparatus: A radiation detection apparatus includes a radiation detection panel having a fluorescent film and photoelectric conversion elements, a support board for supporting the radiation detection panel, and a gel member displaced between the radiation detection panel and support board.... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20090127467 - Modular signal processing backbone for pet: An imaging system (2) having a scalable event processing architecture includes a plurality of detector modules (4) arranged around an associated imaging region (8) to detect radiation events emitted from a subject disposed within the imaging region (8); a plurality of sets of processing elements (6), each set including processing... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090127468 - Method for the spectrometric photon dosimetry for x-ray and gamma radiation: A method of spectrometric photon dosimetry for integrally and nuclide-specifically determining a gamma dose rate for X-ray and gamma radiation. The method includes measuring a spectrum in at least one energy group or at least one interval group. The pulse height distribution is with a spectrometer and a pulse height... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20090127469 - Single-use external dosimeters for use in radiation therapies and related devices and computer program products: Methods, systems, devices, and computer program products include positioning disposable single-use radiation sensor patches that have adhesive means onto the skin of a patient to evaluate the radiation dose delivered during a treatment session. The sensor patches are configured to be minimally obtrusive and operate without the use of externally... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
20090127470 - Flat panel detector with temperature sensor: A flat panel detector for x-ray radiation has at least one radiation sensor and at least one temperature sensor. The radiation sensor is composed of a number of radiation sensor elements. The temperature sensor is of laminar design, and its surface is approximately equal in size to the surface of... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20090127471 - Image detecting device and image capturing system: An image detecting device (radiation solid-state detecting device) including an image detector (sensor substrate) for recording an image and outputting the recorded image as image information; a temperature regulation control unit for performing a temperature regulation control operation to adjust the image detector to a predetermined temperature; and an image... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090127472 - Negative refractive index device for generating terahertz or microwave radiation and method of operation thereof: A negative refractive index device and a method of generating radiation. In one embodiment, the device includes: (1) an optical input configured to receive light and (2) an optical medium having a negative index of refraction and a second-order nonlinearity proximate a center frequency of the light, coupled to the... Agent: Hitt Gaines, PC Alcatel-lucent
20090127473 - Electron beam irradiation device: An electron beam irradiation device of the present invention includes: a projector 8 for generating a two-dimensional light pattern 13; a microchannel plate 11 for (i) generating an electron beam array based on the light pattern 13 having entered, (ii) amplifying the electron beam array, and (iii) emitting the electron... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090127474 - Electric charged particle beam microscope and microscopy: An electric charged particle beam microscope is provided in which a specimen movement due to a specimen rotation is classified into a repeatable movement and a non-repeatable movement, a model of movement is determined for the repeatable movement, a range of movement is determined for the non-repeatable movement, the repeatable... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.
20090127476 - Vacuum uv based optical measuring method and system: A method and system are presented for use in optical processing of an article by VUV radiation. The method comprises: localizing incident VUV radiation propagation from an optical head assembly towards a processing site on the article outside the optical head assembly and localizing reflected VUV radiation propagation from said... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw
20090127477 - Laser irradiation apparatus and laser irradiation method: A laser beam having homogeneous intensity distribution is delivered without causing interference stripes of a laser to appear on an irradiation surface. A laser beam emitted from a laser oscillator passes through a diffractive optical element so that the intensity distribution thereof is homogenized. The beam emitted from the diffractive... Agent: Eric Robinson
20090127479 - Extreme ultraviolet light source device and a method for generating extreme ultraviolet radiation: High temperature plasma raw material is added drop-wise, for example, and evaporated by irradiation with a laser beam. The laser beam passes through a discharge area between a pair of electrodes and irradiates the high temperature plasma raw material. Pulsed power is applied to the space between the electrodes in... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department
20090127478 - Infrared source and method of manufacturing the same: There is provided an infrared light source that has a simple structure and radiates infrared rays polarized in a specific direction and having a specific wavelength. The infrared light source (100) comprises a heat generator (107) and a latticework (101) in which a dielectric part (105) and a metal part... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20090127480 - Methods and apparatus for generating ultraviolet light: A housing for an elongate electrodeless bulb which is energiseable by an rf field such as a microwave field, preferably at or around 2.45 GHz. The housing is constructed of electrically conductive material and is arranged to have a substantially unobstructed opening through which the bulb is visible from outside... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20090127481 - Mounting arrangement: This invention provides a method of mounting cylindrical electrodes in the geometry of a miniature electrostatic quadrupole, which can act as a quadrupole mass filter or a quadrupole ion guide, or be used in a linear quadrupole ion trap. The electrodes are mounted in pairs on microfabricated supports, which are... Agent: Mcdermott, Will & Emery LLP Attn:IPDepartment05/14/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20090121117 - Optical head device, optical information recording/reproducing apparatus and operation method of optical information recording/reproducing apparatus: An optical head device is provided with an objective lens (5) for collecting light emitted from a light source on an optical recording medium (6); a diffraction optical element (8a) for diffracting the reflection light of the emitted light reflected by the recording medium (6) and enters through the objective... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20090121118 - Photodiode array and optical microwave transmission system receiver: Provided is a photodiode array that is capable of outputting an electric signal with a large electric power and an optical microwave transmission system receiver that supplies an electric power with the aid of an optical fiber and does not require the electric power line from the external. An input... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090121119 - Semiconductor device: The present invention provides a photoelectric conversion device capable of detecting light from weak light to strong light and relates to a photoelectric conversion device having a photodiode having a photoelectric conversion layer; an amplifier circuit including a transistor; and a switch, where the photodiode and the amplifier circuit are... Agent: Eric Robinson
20090121120 - Optical motion sensing device: An optical motion tracking device (10) includes a photo detector array (18) comprised of highly sensitive photo sensors coupled to a computational circuit (19) inside a casing (11). The photo detector array (18) detects optical features of a surface (25) using ambient light reflected from or propagated through the surface... Agent: Apexone Microelectronics Co., Ltd.
20090121121 - Fibre structure for the identification of defects in the structure: This invention is concerned with means for detecting potential fracturing, such as stress fractures, or damage to, a fibre based structure, by incorporating either hollow fibres containing coloured fluids, or solid fibres, or hollow fibres containing coloured fluids or fluids, which are capable of changing their visual appearance when exposed... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20090121122 - Techniques for measuring and controlling ion beam angle and density uniformity: Techniques for measuring and controlling ion beam angle and density uniformity are disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the techniques may be realized as an apparatus for measuring and controlling ion beam angle and density uniformity. The apparatus may include a measuring assembly having an opening, a cup, and at... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP/varian Semiconductor, Equipment Associates, Inc.
20090121125 - Blind extraction of pure component mass spectra from overlapping mass spectrometric peaks: A method of obtaining pure component mass spectra or pure peak elution profiles from mass spectra of a mixture of components involves estimating number of components in the mixture, filtering noise, and extracting individual component mass spectra or pure peak elution profiles using blind entropy minimization with direct optimization (e.g.... Agent: National Research Council Of Canada 1200 Montreal Road
20090121128 - Chemical detection system and method using a prediction methodology: The exemplary embodiments provide a method, system, and device for identifying chemical species in a sample. According to one embodiment, the method, system, and device may include introducing a sample gas into a differential ion mobility device, ionizing at least a portion of the sample gas to generate at least... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20090121126 - High resolution excitation/isolation of ions in a low pressure linear ion trap: Methods for improved separation of ions from an ion trap employing a combination of low pressure and low amplitude ion excitation, including methods for removing, from an ion trap ion population, ions having a m/z value neighboring that of an ion of interest, mass spectrometry methods providing improved resolution of... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090121124 - Increasing ionization efficiency in mass spectroscopy: A mass spectrometry ionization method in which electrospray droplets or solid sample matrices are exposed to an ion beam thereby increasing the unbalanced charge of the analyte is provided. In another embodiment, a mass spectrometry ionization method in which ionization of the sample is achieved by directing an ion beam... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090121123 - Mass spectrometer: An ion guide or ion trap (1) is disclosed having an entrance electrode (2) and an exit electrode (3). The potential of the exit electrode (3) is periodically dropped for a relatively short period of time allowing some ions to escape from the ion guide or ion trap (1) via... Agent: Waters Technologies Corporation C/o Waters Corporation
20090121127 - System and method for spatially-resolved chemical analysis using microplasma desorption and ionization of a sample: A method and system for desorbing and ionizing molecules from a sample for mass spectrometry using a microplasma device is disclosed. The system and method relies upon a microplasma device, or array of such devices, to partially ionize a gas to form a microplasma. The ionized gas can be a... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP Bank Of America Plaza
20090121130 - Orthogonal acceleration time-of-flight mass spectrometer: An orthogonal acceleration time-of-flight mass spectrometer has: an ion source for ionizing a sample; a conductive box into which the ions are introduced; ion acceleration device causing the ions to be accelerated in a pulsed manner in synchronism with a signal giving a starting point of measurement; and ion detector... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20090121129 - Pulse heating-time of flight mass spectrometric gas elements analyzer: A pulse heating—time of flight mass spectrometric gas elements analyzer, which involves the chemical analysis field of inorganic materials, and comprises of a pulse heating electrode furnace, a sample charging system, a purification device, a time-of-flight mass spectrometer, a signal acquisition and data processing system, and an automatic control system.... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.
20090121132 - Material processing system and method: A material processing system for processing a work piece is provided. The material processing is effected by supplying a reactive gas and energetic radiation for activation of the reactive gas to a surrounding of a location of the work piece to be processed. The radiation is preferably provided by an... Agent: Jones Day
20090121131 - Method of determination of resolution of scanning electron microscope: A method of determining a resolution of a scanning electron microscope includes using an image of an object provided by the scanning electron microscope during scanning of an object of measurement, obtaining information about a resolution of the scanning electron microscope from the image of the object during its scanning... Agent: Ilya Zborovsky
20090121133 - Identification of nucleic acids using inelastic/elastic electron tunneling spectroscopy: The present invention relates to a method for identifying a nucleotide in a nucleic acid including stretching a nucleic acid to an extended conformation, subjecting a nucleotide of the stretched nucleic acid to electron tunneling spectroscopy, and obtaining a current-voltage curve or a current derivative-voltage curve as a result of... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP - Patent Group
20090121134 - Tool-to-tool matching control method and its system for scanning electron microscope: A system for controlling a tool-to-tool disparity between a plurality of scanning electron microscopes includes a measuring unit for measuring a tool-to-tool disparity between plural scanning electron microscopes based on information extracted from secondary electron images which are captured by imaging a reference pattern formed on a wafer, a tool... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20090121135 - Portable radiometry and imaging apparatus: Systems, including devices and methods, for infrared imaging, and more particularly to systems for infrared imaging.... Agent: Kolisch Hartwell, P.C.
20090121136 - Electromagnetic radiation detector with nanowire thermometer and method for producing same: The electromagnetic radiation detector comprises at least one membrane suspended above a substrate by at least one nanowire. The nanowire forms a thermoelement comprising an electrically conducting core and external layer, respectively doped of different types and insulated from one another by an electrical insulation layer. When the substrate and... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090121137 - Microbolometer infrared security sensor: An infrared sensor, comprising a focal plane array (FPA) of resistance microbolometer infrared detectors connected in such a manner to produce different pixel formats to meet specific detection requirements. Typically each imaging pixel may be a mosaic comprising a number of sub-pixels connected in parallel (although other configurations are possible),... Agent: Robert S. Smith
20090121138 - Measuring near infra-red spectra using a demountable nir transmission cell: A process for measuring the NIR spectrum of a sample using a demountable NIR transmission cell of pathlength 2.5 mm or less, said process comprising: (a) measuring the etalon fringes that arise when NIR light passes through the NIR cell in the absence of a liquid sample, (b) using this... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090121139 - Matrix thermal image sensor with bolometric pixel and method of reducing spatial noise: The invention relates to matrix image sensors of the bolometric type, in which each pixel comprises a bolometric resistor whose value varies according to the thermal flow received by the pixel. The resistor is biased by a bias voltage of value Vpol. The current that passes through it is compensated... Agent: Lowe Hauptman & Berner, LLP
20090121140 - Halide-containing stimulable phosphor precursor, halide-containing stimulable phosphor, radiation image conversion panel and production method thereof: This invention relates to a halide-containing stimulable phosphor having improved moisture resistance and luminance, and a process for producing the same. The halide-containing stimulable phosphor is characterized in that, among elements constituting the outermost surface and inside of the phosphor, there is a difference in composition ratio of a halogen... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP
20090121141 - Implementation of wavelength shifters in phoswich detectors: A phoswich device for determining depth of interaction (DOI) includes a wavelength shifting layer between first and second scintillators of different scintillation materials and having different decay time characteristics. The wavelength shifting layer allows a true phoswich device to be constructed where the emission wavelength of one scintillator is in... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090121142 - Radiation detector module, radiation detector and imaging tomography device: An embodiment of the invention relates, in particular, to a radiation detector module for producing a radiation detector for computed tomography, having a first operating mode for quantitative and/or energy-selective detection of x-radiation. An embodiment relates to a radiation detector module including a scintillation layer for converting the x-radiation into... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090121143 - Radiation imaging apparatus, drive method and program of the radiation imaging apparatus: Provided is a radiation imaging apparatus including: a conversion unit including a plurality of pixels arranged two dimensionally, wherein each of the pixels includes a conversion element (S1-1) for converting an incident radiation into an electric charge and a switching element (T1-1) for transferring an electric signal based on the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090121144 - Readers that cooperate with single-use internal dosimeters for detecting radiation in medical procedures/therapies: Methods, systems, devices, and computer program products include positioning single-use radiation internal dosimeters with MOSFETs into a patient to evaluate the radiation dose delivered during a medical procedure or treatment session. The MOSFETs can be unpowered during irradiation.... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
20090121145 - Particle detection circuit comprising basic circuits forming subpixels: The particle detection circuit comprises a plurality of basic circuits. Each basic circuit comprises a particle detector element connected to an associated counter and a summing circuit having a first input connected to the output of the counter. Basic circuits, each forming a subpixel, are grouped together by series connection... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090121146 - Radiation detector array: A radiation detector module (22) particularly well suited for use in computed tomography (CT) applications includes a scintillator (200), a photodetector array (202), and signal processing electronics (205). The photodetector array (202) includes a semiconductor substrate (208) having a plurality of photodetectors and metalization (210) fabricated on non-illuminated side of... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090121147 - Detection apparatus and method for use with biosensor emitting rf signals: A detecting apparatus (2) for determining the presence and/or concentration of a predetermined biomolecule on a biosensor (4) is disclosed. The biosensor (4) emits radio frequency radiation in response to irradiation of a photodiode (8) by laser light, and has a resonant circuit having a resonant frequency dependent upon the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090121150 - Electrostatic deflection control circuit and method of electronic beam measuring apparatus: An electrostatic deflection circuit and method of an electronic beam measuring apparatus which can achieve the high precision of the electronic beam measuring and contribute to the simplification of the structure of the apparatus is provided. In an analog arithmetic circuit included in an analog operation part constituting an electrostatic... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090121148 - High brightness solid state ion beam generator, its use, and method for making such a generator: Ion sources or generators for focused ion beam emission (FIB) applications emitting ion beams into vacuum or a gas are used in industry and research for the characterization and processing of surfaces. With appropriate focusing, such ion beams can be confined to diameters of a few nanometers. The tip of... Agent: Joyce Von Natzmer Pequignot + Myers LLC
20090121149 - Techniques for shaping an ion beam: Techniques for shaping an ion beam are disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the techniques may be realized as an apparatus for shaping an ion beam. The apparatus may comprise an entrance electrode biased at a first voltage potential, wherein an ion beam enters the entrance electrode, an exit electrode... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP/varian Semiconductor, Equipment Associates, Inc.
20090121151 - Method and apparatus for simultaneous detection and measurement of charged particles at one or more levels of particle flux for analysis of same: A charged particle detector and method are disclosed providing for simultaneous detection and measurement of charged particles at one or more levels of particle flux in a measurement cycle. The detector provides multiple and independently selectable levels of integration and/or gain in a fully addressable readout manner.... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute Attn:IPServices, K1-53
20090121152 - Inspection method for semiconductor wafer and apparatus for reviewing defects: An object of the present invention is to provide a suitable method of observing a wafer edge by using an electron microscope. The electron microscope includes a column which can take an image in being tilted, and thus allows a wafer edge to be observed from an oblique direction.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090121153 - Single wavelength stimulated emission depletion microscopy: In apparatus for superresolution microscopy or microlithography, wherein a spot in the specimen to be examined or in the microlithographic medium is raised to an excited state by a first pulse of light, and a second pulse of light reduces the excitation in the peripheral parts of the spot to... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - Ny Patent Department
20090121154 - Multispectral illuminaton device: An illumination device includes at least four semiconductor radiation sources (18) for emitting optical radiation in respectively different emission wavelength ranges. At least one color splitter (22.1, 22.2, 22.3), which is reflective for optical radiation of the respective semiconductor radiation source (18), is assigned to each of at least three... Agent: Walter Ottesen
20090121155 - Radiotherapy apparatus and parts thereof: A geometry item (such as a gantry arm or an MLC leaf) of a radiotherapeutic apparatus needs to be moved in an accurate manner. The effect of inertia introduces a potential inaccuracy. A radiotherapeutic apparatus is therefore disclosed, comprising a geometry item, a radiation source capable of emitting a beam... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000
20090121158 - Apparatus and method for specimen fabrication: A specimen fabricating apparatus comprises: a specimen stage, on which a specimen is placed; a charged particle beam optical system to irradiate a charged particle beam on the specimen; an etchant material supplying source to supply an etchant material, which contains fluorine and carbon in molecules thereof, does not contain... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20090121156 - Apparatus and method for surface preparation using energetic and reactive cluster beams: A method and apparatus for cleaning contaminated surfaces, especially semiconductor wafers, using energetic cluster beams is disclosed. In this system, charged beams consisting of microdroplets or clusters having a prescribed composition, velocity, energy and size are directed onto a target substrate dislodging contaminant material. The charged, high energy cluster beams... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20090121157 - Pulse train annealing method and apparatus: The present invention generally describes apparatuses and methods used to perform an annealing process on desired regions of a substrate. In one embodiment, pulses of electromagnetic energy are delivered to a substrate using a flash lamp or laser apparatus. The pulses may be from about 1 nsec to about 10... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP - - Appm/tx
20090121159 - Cluster e-beam lithography system: A hybrid lithography system is disclosed to achieve high throughput and high resolution of sub 32 nm lithography. The hybrid system contains an optical lithographer for expose pattern area where features above 32 nm, and a cluster e-beam lithography system for expose pattern area where features is sub 32 nm.... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP
20090121160 - Charged particle source with automated tip formation: A charged particle beam device is described. The device includes an emitter unit including an emitter tip; a voltage supply unit adapted for providing a stable voltage to generate a stable extraction field at the emitter tip; a pulsed voltage supply member adapted for providing a pulsed voltage to generate... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20090121161 - Neutron chopper: A neutron chopper according to the present invention includes a housing which internally forms a sealed space, the housing having window portions through which neutrons pass, a fixed shaft which is fixed inside the housing, a rotor which is rotatably supported by the fixed shaft, the rotor provided with a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090121163 - Apparatus and method for detecting overlapping mail items: An apparatus for detecting overlapping flat objects, wherein each object has flat sides and narrow sides, includes a doubles detector configured to derive at least one feature of an object, a first imaging unit configured to produce an electronic image of a first flat side of the object, and a... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20090121162 - Technique to remove sensing artifacts from a linear array sensor: Disclosed is a method and system for calibrating an image capturing sensor. The method and system include generating a test pattern on an image receiving device and measuring one or more colorimetric properties of the test pattern with an image sensor. The disclosed method and system measure the test pattern... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester
20090121164 - Enhanced optical multi-feed detection: A multiple document feed detection system, such as for use in an automatic document processing system, is disclosed. The multiple document feed detection system includes a plurality of light sources oriented to direct light across a path of travel of documents. The system also includes a plurality of photodetectors placed... Agent: Unisys Corporation
20090121165 - Device and a method for generating data relating to particles in a particulate material: In the field of multi-phase flows there is a need for a device and a method, for generating data relating to particles in a particulate material suspended in a fluid medium flowing within a pipe in a given direction, which provides more accurate data about the particles than conventional direct... Agent: The Von Hellens Law Firm, Ltd.05/07/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20090114798 - Circular surface acoustic wave (saw) devices, processes for making them, and methods of use: The design, fabrication, post-processing and characterization of a novel circular design SAW (Surface Acoustic Wave) based bio/chemical sensor in CMOS technology is introduced. The sensors are designed in AMI 1.5 μm 2 metal, 2 poly process. A unique maskless post processing sequence is designed and completed. The three post-processing steps... Agent: Juneau Partners
20090114799 - Image capturing system, image capturing method, and recording medium: Provided is an image capturing system, including an image capturing section that includes a plurality of first light receiving elements that receive light in a specified wavelength region and light in a first wavelength region, which is different from the specified wavelength region, and a plurality of second light receiving... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090114800 - Motion sensor with led alignment aid: A motion sensor incorporates an internal light source, typically a super bright LED and an optical projection system visible to an observer standing in the motion sensor coverage zone(s) to simplify orientation of the sensor on installation. A multi-lens system or an arrangement of small windows in front of the... Agent: O'malley And Firestone
20090114801 - Offset optical security sensor for a door: A security sensor apparatus senses movement of an object. The sensor apparatus includes an electronics arrangement having an optical emitter and an optical receiver. The optical receiver has an axis of reception. The optical emitter emits a first beam along an axis of emission in an emission direction. The axis... Agent: Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
20090114803 - Image capturing system, image capturing method, and recording medium: Provided is an image capturing system, including an image capturing section that includes a plurality of first light receiving elements that receive light in a specified wavelength region and light in a first wavelength region, which is different from the specified wavelength region, and a plurality of second light receiving... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090114802 - Image generating method and apparatus: An image generating method and apparatus are provided. The image generating method irradiates a light with a predetermined wavelength to a target object at a predetermined interval, passes a light having a wavelength required to generate a color image from among lights reflected from the target object, detects color values... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090114804 - System and methods for improving signal/noise ratio for signal detectors: A method and system for characterizing and quantifying various error and calibration components of signals associated with photo-detectors. By varying the detector operational parameters such as input light intensity and integration times, measured signals can be analyzed to separate out and quantify various components of the measured signals. The various... Agent: Mila Kasan, Patent Dept. Applied Biosystems
20090114805 - Method of identification of petroleum compounds using frequency mixing on surfaces: A method for determining a chemical composition of a material in a borehole, the method including placing an analysis apparatus into the borehole; placing a sample of the material onto a metal surface of the apparatus; illuminating the sample at an interface between the sample and the metal surface with... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP- Baker Atlas
20090114806 - Azimuthal elemental imaging: Measurements made by a natural gamma ray tool are used to provide an elemental composition of an earth formation. Additional measurements made with a pulsed neutron tool with two or more gamma ray detectors are used to provide a mineralogical and/or elemental image of the formation. This may be used... Agent: Madan, Mossman & Sriram, P.C.
20090114807 - Lwd azimuthal pulsed neutron lithology imaging tool: Measurements made by a pulsed neutron tool with two or more gamma ray detectors are used to provide a mineralogical and/or elemental image of the formation. This may be used in reservoir navigation and in furthering the understanding of the geology of the prospect. It is emphasized that this abstract... Agent: Madan, Mossman & Sriram, P.C.
20090114811 - Ion mobility spectrometer and method for operation: A method for operating an ion mobility spectrometer comprises supplying an analyte substance into a reaction chamber of an ion mobility spectrometer having a closed internal gas circuit and at least one membrane inlet having an inner membrane chamber, changing at least one of flow resistances and gas paths in... Agent: O''shea Getz P.C.
20090114812 - Ion mobility spectrometer with substance collector: A method for operating an ion mobility spectrometer that comprises a measuring tube, a substance collector and a membrane inlet, the measuring tube, the substance collector and the membrane inlet defining a closed internal gas circuit, comprising separating the closed internal gas circuit from an external sample gas flow through... Agent: O''shea Getz P.C.
20090114809 - Isotope ratio mass spectrometer and methods for determining isotope ratios: The present invention relates to a method for determining at least one ratio of different isotopes of at least one element in a sample. The method comprises ionizing the sample to produce ions of the different isotopes of the at least one element, the ions being selected from the group... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090114808 - Mass spectrometer: A method of mass spectrometry is disclosed wherein voltage signals from an ion detector are analysed. A second differential of each voltage signal is obtained and the start and end times of observed voltage peaks are determined. The intensity and average time of each voltage peak is then determined and... Agent: Waters Technologies Corporation C/o Waters Corporation
20090114810 - Mass spectrometer: An ion trap mass analyser (1) is disclosed comprising a segmented rod set. Ions are trapped radially within the mass analyser by a radial pseudo-potential well. The ions are also confined axially within a quadratic axial potential well. A supplemental AC voltage or potential is applied to the electrodes comprising... Agent: Waters Technologies Corporation C/o Waters Corporation
20090114813 - Measuring energy contamination using time-of-flight techniques: Techniques for measuring energy contamination using time-of-flight (TOF) sensor are disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a method for detecting energy contamination in an ion beam using time-of-flight comprising directing an ion beam towards an entrance of a sensor, wherein the ion beam may... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP/varian Semiconductor, Equipment Associates, Inc.
20090114814 - Micropillar array electrospray chip: The invention relates to an electrospray ionization (ESI) device for forming a stream of ionized sample molecules. The device comprises a sample introduction zone for receiving a liquid-form sample, a tip for spraying the sample into aerosol or gaseous form, and a flow channel connecting the sample introduction zone and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090114815 - Plasma electron flood for ion beam implanter: A plasma electron flood system, comprising a housing configured to contain a gas, and comprising an elongated extraction slit, and a cathode and a plurality of anodes residing therein and wherein the elongated extraction slit is in direct communication with an ion implanter, wherein the cathode emits electrons that are... Agent: Eschweiler & Associates, LLC National City Bank Building
20090114816 - Advanced roughness metrology: A method for evaluating a feature, consisting of receiving an image of the feature and determining respective coordinates of a plurality of points on an edge of the feature in the image. A figure having a noncircular non-linear shape is fitted to the plurality of points, and respective distances between... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090114817 - Apparatus and method for enhancing voltage contrast of a wafer: A system for electrically testing a semiconductor wafer, the system including (a) at least one charged particle beam focus effecting component and (b) at least one detector adapted to collect charged particles scattered from the wafer; wherein the system is adapted to scan a first area of a sample by... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090114818 - Particle-optical component: The present invention relates to a particle-optical component comprising a first multi-aperture plate, and a second multi-aperture plate forming a gap between them; wherein a plurality of apertures of the first multi-aperture plate is arranged such that each aperture of the plurality of apertures of the first multi-aperture plate is... Agent: Jones Day
20090114819 - Infrared sensor unit and process of fabricating the same: An infrared sensor unit has a thermal infrared sensor and an associated semiconductor device commonly developed on a semiconductor substrate. A dielectric top layer covers the substrate to conceal the semiconductor device formed in the top surface of the substrate. The thermal infrared sensor carried on a sensor mount which... Agent: Cheng Law Group, PLLC
20090114820 - Image sensor having a variable aperture and mono-color focal plane array for dual color detection: An image sensor is provided that includes a focal plane array; a cold shield having a top wall disposed over the focal plane array and defining an aperture operatively configured to be selectively switched between a first diameter and a second diameter that is larger than the first diameter; and... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090114821 - Sun detection sensor: A sun detection sensor assembly for attachment to a thermal imaging device, comprising an elongated tubular body having two ends and a sensor, characterized as Sun TECT sensor, attached to one end, the Sun TECT sensor having a tubular body, an IR window positioned at one end of the tubular... Agent: Law Office Of Gerald D. Haynes
20090114822 - Terahertz dispersive spectrometer system: A spectrometer system for providing information about a target with terahertz radiation. The system may receive incident radiation from the target through fore optics, a slit aperture, secondary optics and a dispersive element which images a slit on an array of terahertz sensitive detectors. The detectors may include uncooled sensors.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20090114823 - Radiation measuring device: A radiation measuring device to determine the intensity and/or the dose of the ionizing radiation during a radiological examination of a patient is provided, with the radiation measuring device (1) being arranged in the radiation path between the radiation source and the patient. The radiation measuring device (1) is provided... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20090114825 - Gamma image detection device: r
20090114824 - Mask for coded aperture systems: A detector for identification and localization of radioisotopes, comprising a position sensitive detector configured to observe the location of emitted high energy radiation, wherein the position sensitive detector comprises a surface comprised of a first radiation sensitive material; and an active mask disposed in front of the position sensitive detector... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20090114826 - Nuclear medical diagnosis apparatus: A PET apparatus comprises a plurality of detector units in the circumferential direction, wherein the detector unit includes a plurality of unit substrates therein, and wherein the unit substrate includes: a plurality of detectors upon which a γ-ray is incident; and an analog ASIC and digital ASIC for processing a... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20090114827 - Method for stabilizing the gain of a pet detection system: A method is disclosed for stabilizing the gain of a PET detection system with a cooling unit. The method includes determining the temperature of at least one component of the PET detection system, comparing the actual gain with a reference value, and actuating the cooling unit to influence the temperature... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090114828 - Radiation monitoring device and methods of use: In some embodiments, the present disclosure provides a monitoring device that is capable of autonomously measuring in situ radiation activity in the subsurface, such as tritium activity. In particular embodiments, the device includes a water decomposition reactor which decomposes an aqueous sample, such as a reactor which includes a reactive... Agent: Board Of Regents, Nevada System Of Higher Education, On Behalf Of Universtiy Of Nevada, Reno
20090114829 - Three-dimensional, position-sensitive radiation detection: Disclosed herein is a method of determining a characteristic of radiation detected by a radiation detector via a multiple-pixel event having a plurality of radiation interactions. The method includes determining a cathode-to-anode signal ratio for a selected interaction of the plurality of radiation interactions based on electron drift time data... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20090114830 - Apparatus and method for detection of radiation: Digital images or the charge from pixels in light sensitive semiconductor based imagers may be used to detect gamma rays and energetic particles emitted by radioactive materials. Methods may be used to identify pixel-scale artifacts introduced into digital images and video images by high energy gamma rays. Statistical tests and... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP
20090114831 - Cdte/cdznte radiation imaging detector and high/biasing voltage means: A CdTe or CdZnTe radiation imaging detector and high voltage bias part for applying a high voltage to the continuous electrode to ensure stable performance of the detector. The high voltage bias part includes conductors of >30 um diameter and preferably selected from a group of materials that do not... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090114832 - Semiconductive materials and associated uses thereof: High rate radiation detectors are disclosed herein. The detectors include a detector material disposed inside the container, the detector material containing cadmium, tellurium, and zinc, a first dopant containing at least one of aluminum, chlorine, and indium, and a second dopant containing a rare earth metal. The first dopant has... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20090114833 - Radiation monitor: The invention comprises a radiation and contamination monitor for the monitoring of radiation and contamination. The instrument is intrinsically safe and comprises a radiation detector, a power source, a signal processor and a display, said power source, signal processor and display being housed within a sealed instrument housing formed from... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20090114834 - Explosives detector: Apparatus and methods for determining the absence or presence of contraband in an object with a fast neutron source for irradiating the object; a detector for measuring γ-rays emitted by the irradiated object from energy state relaxation as a result of neutron capture, typically after the object has been irradiated.... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute
20090114835 - Absolute nuclear material assay: A method of absolute nuclear material assay of an unknown source comprising counting neutrons from the unknown source and providing an absolute nuclear material assay utilizing a model to optimally compare to the measured count distributions. In one embodiment, the step of providing an absolute nuclear material assay comprises utilizing... Agent: Llnl/courtney, Staniford & Gregory John H. Lee, Assistant Laboratory Counsel
20090114836 - Instruments: Monitoring radioactive emissions includes providing a processor having a plurality of potential data input channels, providing data input to the processor the potential data input channels, that data input being generated by an instrument, and combining all the data inputs in the processor. The processor is configured to handle data... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20090114837 - Dynamic pattern generator with cup-shaped structure: One embodiment relates to a dynamic pattern generator for reflection electron beam lithography which includes conductive pixel pads, an insulative border surrounding each conductive pixel pad so as to electrically isolate the conductive pixel pads from each other, and conductive elements coupled to the conductive pixel pads for controllably applying... Agent: Okamoto & Benedicto LLP
20090114839 - Electron beam rf amplifier and emitter: RF field is sensed to produce an incoming voltage that drives a microarray of electron guns in a sweep pattern towards a detector array. The electron guns emit a beam current that may amplify the incoming voltage signal, and the detector material may be selected to amplify the beam current... Agent: Lathrop & Gage Lc
20090114838 - Focused ion beam field source: An apparatus for producing ions can include an emitter having a first end and a second end. The emitter can be coated with an ionic liquid room-temperature molten salt. The apparatus can also include a power supply and a first electrode disposed downstream relative to the first end of the... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP
20090114840 - Ion sources, systems and methods: Ion sources, systems and methods are disclosed.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20090114841 - Double plasma ion source: An ion source includes a first plasma chamber including a plasma generating component and a first gas inlet for receiving a first gas such that said plasma generating component and said first gas interact to generate a first plasma within said first plasma chamber, wherein said first plasma chamber further... Agent: Eschweiler & Associates, LLC National City Bank Building
20090114842 - Sample preparing device and sample posture shifting method: After a certain direction of a sample piece is allowed to coincide with an intersection line made by two planes of a surface of the sample and a conical side plane obtained by rotating, around a manipulator rotation axis, a line segment which is vertical to the surface of the... Agent: Bruce L. Adams, Esq Adams & Wilks
20090114843 - Apparatus and method for detecting slow neutrons by lyman alpha radiation: A method and apparatus for detecting slow neutrons by monitoring Lyman alpha radiation produced by the 3He(n,tp) nuclear reaction induced by neutrons incident on a gas cell containing 3He or a mixture of 3He and other atoms and/or molecules. Such a method and/or apparatus includes the use of, for example,... Agent: Kermit Lopez Ortiz And Lopez, PLLC
20090114844 - Light measuring device: The invention relates to a light measuring device 34, in particular for dental light curing devices, for detecting the illumination intensity of a light source 19, which is arranged, in particular, in the light curing device, to which a light guiding device, in particular, having a light exit surface 21... Agent: John C. Thompson
20090114845 - Laser-induced fluorescence detection device and method: Disclosed is a lateral flow quantitative assay method which can measure one or more analyte species at the same time, with high sensitivity. Also, the present invention relates to a strip which can measure one or more analyte species at the same time, with high sensitivity and a package in... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C.
20090114848 - Cluster film formation system and film formation method, and cluster formation system and formation method: The invention provides a cluster film formation system in which, in a cluster formation container 5, target 1 is irradiated with laser beams 2 to generate material vapor, which generates a shock wave 4 of an inert gas, and the shock wave 4 is reflected by a wall of the... Agent: Young & Basile, P.C.
20090114846 - Computer prescribed treatment to reduced damage from radiation therapy and chemotherapy: This invention describes the use of a process for treating neoplastic masses, in which the damage to healthy cells surrounding the mass is reduced as compared to current treatment processes, hi embodiments, computer programs are used to prescribe a timed treatment sequence to mitigate some of the deleterious effects of... Agent: Latimer, Mayberry & MatthewsIPLaw, LLP
20090114847 - Particle therapy: The invention relates to a treatment room for a particle therapy system that has a treatment room isocenter, which can be set variably during treatment and forms an origin of a coordinate system, and a patient positioning apparatus for automatically positioning the patient with reference to the set treatment room... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090114849 - Radiosurgical neuromodulation devices, systems, and methods for treatment of behavioral disorders by external application of ionizing radiation: Radiosurgical techniques and systems treat behavioral disorders (such as depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (“OCD”), addiction, hyperphagia, and the like) by directing radiation from outside the patient toward a target tissue within the patient's brain, typically without imposing surgical trauma. The target will often be included in a neural circuit associated with... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090114850 - Apparatus and method for modifying an object: A method and apparatus includes positioning a reactant on a surface in specific location and then directing an energy source from a device at the reactant such that it modifies the surface to either remove material or add material.... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20090114853 - Manufacturing system for semiconductor device capable of controlling variation in electrical property of element in wafer surface and method for manufacturing the semiconductor device: A measuring device measures a gate length of a plurality of gate electrodes formed on a wafer. A calculation device calculates data of an ion implantation dosage for making uniform a threshold voltage in a wafer surface on the basis of distribution of the gate length in a wafer surface... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090114851 - Fib milling of copper over organic dielectrics: Apparatus and processes are disclosed for milling copper adjacent to organic low-k dielectric on a substrate by directing a charged-particle beam at a portion of the copper and exposing the copper to a precursor sufficient to enhance removal of the copper relative to removal of the dielectric, wherein the precursor... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP
20090114852 - Particle beam therapy system: Disclosed herein is a particle beam therapy system which includes a synchrotron which accelerates beams of charged particles to a desired energy level and permits extraction of the beams of charged particles exceeding the stability limit, an irradiation device which irradiates an object with the beams of charged particles, a... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20090114854 - Disinfecting device utilizing ultraviolet radiation: A disinfecting device is presented having a UV light source for radiation of a cleaning medium to eradicate the medium of infestation agents such as molds, viruses, bacteria and dust mites. The device enhances the disinfection of the medium by providing mechanisms for enhanced penetration of the UV light into... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department
20090114855 - Coil former: A coil former (1) comprising a plurality of ceramic plates (2) arranged to form a laminate (3) between first and second ends (4, 5), each plate having an opening therein such that when the plates are arranged in the laminate, a passage (7) is defined between the first and second... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP
20090114856 - Transport/storage cask for radioactive material: A transport/storage cask for a radioactive material has an inner shell, an outer shell and a circular gamma ray shielding layer and a circular neutron shielding layer both of which are placed between the inner shell and the outer shell. The gamma ray shielding layer is formed by aligning a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090114857 - Radiation detectable and protective articles: Compositions and processes for forming radiopaque polymeric articles are disclosed. In one embodiment, radiation inspection apparatuses and methods are then used to determine the presence and attributes of such radiopaque polymeric articles. A radiopaque polymeric article of the present invention can be created by mixing a radiopaque material, such as... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090114858 - Light emitting device, driving method thereof, and image forming apparatus: A light emitting device includes: a plurality of light emitting elements that emit light to have luminosity depending on the magnitude of a driving signal; a plurality of holding units that are respectively disposed in the plurality of light emitting elements, and respectively hold the driving signal to maintain a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090114859 - Use of zno nanocrystals for imaging and therapy: The present invention provides a method for imaging a biological specimen using non-linear optical properties of certain materials. The method comprises the steps of providing an aqueous dispersion of ZnO nanocrystals; contacting a biological specimen with an aqueous dispersion comprising ZnO nanocrystals; exposing the biological specimen to input electromagnetic radiation... Agent: Hodgson Russ LLP The Guaranty Building
20090114860 - Apparatus and method for imaging ionizing radiation: A system and method are disclosed for capturing a radiographic or autoradiographic image of an object, in which a support member is provided to receive the object in an immobilized state; a phosphor screen is provided to transduce ionizing radiation from the source to visible light; film or a digital... Agent: Carestream Health, Inc.Previous industry: Static molds
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