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Radiant energy July category listing 07/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20090189054 - System and method including a prealigner: A system and method for prealigning a substrate. One embodiment provides a rotor configured to rotate a carrier around a rotation axis in response to a rotation signal. The carrier includes a main surface substantially perpendicular to the rotation axis. The substrate is disposable on the carrier. The substrate includes... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja
20090189057 - Cmos image sensor with current mirror: An image sensor includes a pixel with a drive transistor and a select transistor. The drive transistor is driven according to a voltage at a floating diffusion node. The select transistor is coupled in series with the drive transistor for being turned on when the pixel is selected. The image... Agent: Law Office Of Monica H Choi
20090189056 - Color image sensor: The present invention is based on the principle of depth of penetration of electromagnetic rays. In the case of semiconductor mono-crystalline materials, such as silicon, the depth of penetration of a light ray is proportional to its wavelength. Using this phenomenon, the present invention consists of a pixel having three... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP
20090189055 - Image sensor and fabrication method thereof: Embodiments disclose an image sensor device, comprising a substrate comprising a plurality of photosensor cells located therein or thereon, a plurality of optical guide structures corresponding to the photosensor cells respectively, and a stacked layer surrounding the optical guide structures, comprising a plurality of top portions with sharp corners adjacent... Agent: Joe Mckinney Muncy
20090189058 - Photoelectric conversion element and imaging device: X represents O, S or N—R10, R10 represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent, Rx and Ry represent a hydrogen atom or a substituent, with at least one representing an electron-withdrawing group, Rx and Ry may combine to form a ring, R represents a bond (—), a hydrogen atom or... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20090189060 - Photoelectric conversion apparatus and image pickup system using photoelectric conversion apparatus: It is a main object of the present invention to suppress the differences of color ratios of B/G and R/G when the film thicknesses of antireflective films and insulation films vary at a processing process. The present invention is a photoelectric conversion apparatus including a plurality of light receiving portions... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090189059 - Systems and methods for cross-over bond-wires for tia input: Systems and methods are provided for improving electromagnetic interference resistance in sensor-amplifier configurations. A sensor receives a stimulus and generates a current in response to the stimulus. The current is propagated to an amplifier circuit via a pair of cross-over bond-wires creating two counter rotating loop antennae where electromagnetic interference... Agent: Patent Group 2n Jones Day
20090189061 - Multiplexed optical sensor system and method: An inspection device includes a movable portion, and a substantially fixed portion. The movable portion includes a plurality of bins as well as beam directors positioned between the bins. The fixed portion includes light detectors and light emitters. The light detectors are arranged to allow multiplexing of the light detectors.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090189062 - Method of calibrating beam position in charged-particle beam system: A method of calibrating the beam position in a charged-particle beam system starts with finding a focus deviation on the material surface for each point within a deflection field. A focus correction voltage VF necessary to cancel out the focus deviation is determined. A beam position deviation fi per unit... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20090189063 - Mass spectrometer system: During the structural analysis of a protein or peptide by tandem mass spectroscopy, a peptide ion derived from a protein that has already been measured and that is expressed in great quantities is avoided as a tandem mass spectroscopy target. A peptide derived from a minute amount of protein, which... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090189067 - Components for reducing background noise in a mass spectrometer: Novel components reduce background noise caused by secondary ions generated by metastable entity bombardment in a mass spectrometric system. Layered structures for exit electrodes and deflector plates confine secondary ions in a local low-energy well, preventing them from entering the detector.... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP
20090189068 - Detection of silica species in hot phosphoric acid: In one embodiment, a method of analyzing silica species in a phosphoric acid solution includes the acts of: processing a sample of the phosphoric acid solution through an anion exchange resin to provide a processed sample; and analyzing the processed sample to determine a concentration of at least one silica... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20090189071 - Ion fragmentation in mass spectrometry: In a tandem mass spectrometer using a collision cell for ion fragmentation, the upper limit of the collision energy required for collision induced dissociation (CID) can be extended without reaching or going beyond the upper electrical discharge limit of the system components. The present teachings describe a method of lifting... Agent: Bereskin And Parr
20090189066 - Ion implantation device control method, control system thereof, control program thereof, and ion implantation device: A control method of an ion implantation device that radiates an ion beam emitted from an ion source via an optical element onto a material to be treated, includes the steps of: measuring the spatial distribution of the ion beam in the vicinity of the material to be treated; estimating... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC
20090189070 - Ion mobility spectrometer instrument and method of operating same: An ion mobility spectrometer instrument has a drift tube that is partitioned into a plurality of cascaded drift tube segments. A number of electric field activation sources may each be coupled to one or more of the plurality of drift tube segments. A control circuit is configured to control operation... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20090189065 - Method of mass spectrometry and mass spectrometer: In a mass spectrometer introducing ions produced at an ion source, and including quadrupole rods which have an inlet and an outlet and to which a radio-frequency voltage is applied, the mass spectrometer, i.e., a mass spectrometry device implemented by a linear trap which exhibits high ejection efficiency, high mass... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20090189069 - System and method for performing charge-monitoring mass spectrometry: A novel system and method for charge-monitoring mass spectrometry is provided. The mass spectrometer can be used to measure the mass of one or more analytes having masses in the range of about a few Daltons to more than about 1015 Daltons. The invention can be used for rapid mass... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090189064 - Ultra compact ion mobility based analyzer apparatus, method, and system: An ultra compact ion mobility based analyzer in a multilayered chip assembly employing various features such as a ion flow generator to propel ions through an ion mobility based filter and, thereby, reduce analyzer size, cost, and power requirements.... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP
20090189072 - Time-of-flight mass spectrometry of surfaces: The present invent provides a particle detector for counting and measuring the flight time of secondary electrons and scattered ions and neutrals and to correlate coincidences between these and backscattered ions/and neutrals while maintaining a continuous unpulsed microfocused primary ion beam for impinging a surface. Intensities of the primary particle... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP
20090189073 - Mass spectrometry system: A mass spectrometry system, in which a sample is introduced into each of a triple quadrupole-type mass spectrometry apparatus and another mass spectrometry apparatus, approximately concurrently in a parallel manner. The triple quadrupole-type mass spectrometry apparatus is operable to perform a neutral loss scan, and, when a specific ion is... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090189074 - Detection of heavy oil using fluorescence polarization: Viscous oil residues are located based on fluorescence polarization. Methods and apparatus in accordance with the invention may be integrated with autonomous and remotely operated undersea vehicles to map the location of oil spills.... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator
20090189075 - Inspection method and inspection system using charged particle beam: Secondary electrons and back scattered electrons generated by irradiating a wafer to be inspected such as a semiconductor wafer with a charged particle beam are detected by a detector. A signal proportional to the number of detected electrons is generated, and an inspection image is formed on the basis of... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.
20090189076 - Method for imaging the ionomer spatial distribution in fuel cell electrodes: A method for evaluating the spatial distribution of an ionomer in a fuel cell MEA. The method includes embedding the MEA in an epoxy, and then slicing thin sections from the MEA. The sliced sections are then exposed to a titanium tetrachloride vapor that stains the epoxy. The stained sections... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation
20090189077 - Detectable refrigerant compositions and uses thereof: Disclosed herein are detectable refrigerant compositions, comprising from about 0.001 to about 5 weight percent tracer compositions, which are useful to identify leaking in a vapor compression refrigeration and/or air conditioning system. The presence of the tracers make the refrigerant compositions detectable by chemo/electro-active array, corona discharge, heated diode, electrochemical,... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center
20090189078 - Inspection apparatus and inspection method by using terahertz wave: An inspection apparatus includes a terahertz wave detection portion, a waveform shaping portion configured to shape a first answer signal with respect to a terahertz wave by using a signal acquired in the above-described terahertz wave detection portion, a measurement condition acquisition portion configured to acquire a first measurement condition,... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090189079 - Radiation conversion device: The present invention concerns a radiation conversion device. The radiation conversion device for detecting radiation that has passed through a subject and converting the radiation into image information, is equipped with an information acquisition unit for acquiring condition information concerning a condition of the radiation conversion device, an information storage... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20090189080 - Measuring instrument and measuring method: A measuring instrument has a light source for irradiating light including rays of light having the wavelength of excitation light, an objective lens for focusing light irradiated from the light source to a predetermined focusing position, a first mirror for directly reflecting light from the objective lens, a second mirror... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20090189081 - Cradle for use with radiation conversion device: A cradle for use with a radiation conversion device includes a cradle for carrying out charging of a radiation conversion device, which is disposed in the vicinity of an image capturing apparatus for capturing a radiation image of a subject, and which detects radiation that has passed through the subject... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20090189082 - Method and apparatus for radiation effects detection: This document discusses, among other things, an implantable apparatus comprising a solid state electronic circuit and a sensor. The sensor is configured to detect an exposure of the solid state electronic circuit to ionizing radiation, and generate an indication of a non-single-event-upset (non-SEU) effect to the solid state electronic circuit... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm
20090189083 - Ion-beam source: An ion-beam source comprising: a plasma-generation unit for generating plasma and an ion-extraction unit for extraction and acceleration of ions from the aforementioned plasma, where the ion-extraction unit is made in the form of at least one grid under a negative potential. The plasma generating unit consists of a working... Agent: Daniel L. Flamm
20090189085 - Apparatus and method for sterilization of food products: Disclosed are an apparatus and a method for sterilizing a food product. The apparatus comprises an ionization unit for holding the food product, a housing enclosing the ionization unit, a bipolar ionization assembly and a pulse power energization assembly. The bipolar ionization assembly comprises a generator unit and at least... Agent: Jay M. Schloff Intellipex PLLC
20090189084 - Rocking toothbrush sanitizer: A toothbrush or the like may be inserted, bristles downward, into an aperture in a cap removably attached to a body of the apparatus. A peg may be inserted into any one of the apertures in order to allow an electric toothbrush head or other non-standard type of toothbrush to... Agent: Robert Platt Bell Registered Patent Attorney
20090189088 - Fluorescence-activated cell detector: An apparatus for detecting particles of interest that are dispersed in a fluid mix, which typically includes other particles. The apparatus typically is associated with an interrogation platform arranged to operate in harmony with an opaque member having an orifice sized to promote single-file travel of the particles there-through. A... Agent: Brian C. Trask
20090189087 - Measuring device and measuring method: A measuring device includes a light source, a holding member for holding a sample, a first concave mirror and a second concave mirror, the second concave mirror being arranged on the light path from the light source to the holding member, the first concave mirror being arranged vis-a-vis the second... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20090189089 - Valve control system for a rotating multiplex fluorescence detection device: Techniques are described for the detection of multiple target species in real-time PCR (polymerase chain reaction). For example, a system comprises a data acquisition device and a detection device coupled to the data acquisition device. The detection device includes a rotating disk having a plurality of process chambers having a... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20090189090 - Method of selecting antioxidants for use in topically applied compositions: Antioxidant-containing compositions and methods for confirming antioxidant activity of a composition formulated for topical application to skin. Methods for testing a composition for ability to inhibit both ultraviolet radiation-induced lipid peroxidation on skin and ultraviolet radiation-induced reactive oxygen species formation in the stratum corneum. Compositions and methods for treating and... Agent: Schering-plough Corporation Patent Department (k-6-1, 1990)
20090189092 - Radiotherapy apparatus controller and radiation irradiation method: A radiotherapy apparatus controller includes: a movement collection section; a sensor control section configured to change a first time interval in which a second sensor measures a position of an irradiation area in the subject, based on the movement information; and an irradiation control section. The movement collection section collects... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090189091 - Remote circuit interaction: A method and system for remotely affecting electronics within a conductive enclosure are disclosed. The method can comprise transmitting electromagnetic radiation of two different frequencies to the enclosure. The two different frequencies can be selected such that they penetrate the enclosure and therein form electromagnetic radiation of a third frequency... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20090189093 - Sub-wavelength imaging and irradiation with entangled particles: A method and apparatus for using one particle out of N particles for irradiating or investigating a target are provided. A radiation source with N incoherent emitters emits a radiation, and particles of said radiation are detected by using at least N−1 detectors located at N−1 different positions. A discriminator... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20090189096 - Apparatus and methods for ion beam implantation using ribbon and spot beams: An ion implantation apparatus with multiple operating modes is disclosed. The ion implantation apparatus has an ion source and an ion extraction means for extracting a ribbon-shaped ion beam therefrom. The ion implantation apparatus includes a magnetic analyzer for selecting ions with specific mass-to-charge ratio to pass through a mass... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP
20090189094 - Electron beam writing method, fine pattern writing system, and manufacturing method of uneven pattern carrying substrate: A fine pattern which includes servo patterns, each constituted by servo elements, and groove patterns, each for separating adjacent data tracks, is formed on a substrate applied with a resist and placed on a rotation stage by scanning an electron beam on the substrate. While rotating the substrate in one... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090189095 - Ion radiation therapy system with variable beam resolution: An ion radiation therapy machine provides a steerable beam for treating a tumor within the patient where the exposure spot of the beam is controlled in width and/or length to effect a flexible trade-off between treatment speed, accuracy, and uniformity.... Agent: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
20090189097 - Laser processing apparatus: A laser processing apparatus which performs a predetermined processing by irradiating a laser beam (2) emitted from a laser oscillator onto a surface of a workpiece (1) through a condenser lens (3). There are provided microdeformation lenses (4), (5) for changing the beam shape in the vertical direction and the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090189098 - Cradle for use with radiation conversion device: A cradle for use with a radiation conversion device includes a cradle for carrying out charging of a radiation conversion device, the cradle being disposed in the vicinity of an image capturing apparatus which captures a radiation image of a subject, the radiation conversion device detecting radiation that has passed... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt07/23/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20090184232 - Solar sensor: The invention pertains to a solar sensor that includes a first modulator that is transparent to electromagnetic waves within a spectrum, and an additional modulator that is at best slightly transparent to the electromagnetic waves within the spectrum. The additional modulator features a belt-shaped region of varying widths that is... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.
20090184233 - Optical module, host board, and method of manufacturing the host board: The present invention provides an optical module, a host board, and a method of manufacturing the host board, where the number of man-hours required for manufacture has been reduced. Accordingly, the present invention need not have such type of optical transceiver module as the conventional host board since the host... Agent: Nec Corporation Of America
20090184235 - Merocyanine dye and photoelectric conversion device: In the formula (1), A1 represents a divalent atomic group, n represents an integer of 1 to 3, A2 and A3 each independently represent an aromatic hydrocarbon ring or a heterocyclic ring having 3 to 18 carbon atoms, and R11 and R12 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20090184234 - Method for adjusting position of laser emitting device: Performed is a process of setting, on a mounting table, an adjustment substrate, which is provided with a slit of a preset width extended toward a center from a peripheral portion of the adjustment substrate; irradiating the laser beam toward a light receiving surface of a light energy measuring device,... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20090184237 - Photodetector: The present invention aims at providing a photodetector which can detect the incident light intensity with a high speed while having a wide dynamic range for incident light intensity detection. Each photodiode PDm,n generates electric charges Q by an amount corresponding to the intensity of light incident thereon. An electric... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20090184236 - Solid state image pickup element and camera system: A solid state image pickup element includes a pixel unit having a plurality of pixels for photoelectric conversion disposed in a matrix shape and a pixel signal read circuit for reading pixel signals in the unit of a plurality of pixels from the pixel unit. The pixel signal read circuit... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman
20090184238 - Solid-state imaging apparatus: A solid-state imaging apparatus including: a pixel section having a plurality of pixels arranged into a matrix, each pixel containing a reset section for resetting an accumulation section by supplying a potential retained at a reset line; a correlation double sampling circuit for suppressing a noise signal contained in the... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20090184239 - Boost circuit capable of controlling inrush current and image sensor using the boost circuit: In one embodiment, the boost circuit includes a boost unit configured to perform a charge pumping operation based on a control signal. A controller is configured to control the boost unit such that the boost unit performs a lesser charge pumping operation from an initial time when power is supplied... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090184240 - Polariscopic phase microscope:
20090184241 - Ion mobility spectrometer: The present invention achieves an ion mobility spectrometer which is small-sized but has higher selectivity. In an interior of a drift tube, air flow moving from a detector side to an ion source side is generated, and there are arranged, in order from an upstream side of the air flow... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP
20090184242 - Optical detection system for micromechanical cantilevers, especially in scanning probe microscopes: The optical detection system typically used in micromechanical cantilever-based instruments, e.g. scanning probe microscopes, chemical or biological sensing probes like “artificial noses”, or molecular force probe instruments, can hardly cope when measuring samples immersed in a fluid, i.e. a gas, gel, or liquid having another refractive index than the environment.... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (general) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090184243 - Charged particle beam apparatus: A charged particle beam apparatus having an aberration correction capability at high acceleration voltages. The charged particle beam apparatus comprises a charged particle beam source; an extraction electrode to extract charged particles from the charged particle beam source; a charged particle beam gun including a means for converging a charged... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20090184244 - System for protecting and/or guiding persons in dangerous situations: The invention provides a system and process in which more than only one category of information must be made available in an optically simultaneously recognizable form to a person in a portable system (17) for protecting and/or guiding persons in dangerous situations, firefighters or rescue teams in buildings. The system... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC
20090184245 - Absorber with hole for metallic magnetic cryogenic detector and aligning method thereof: Disclosed herein is an absorber with a hole for a metallic magnetic cryogenic detector and an aligning method. More specifically, the present invention is to provide an absorber with a small hole as an aligning mark for a temperature sensor used in a metallic magnetic cryogenic detector. A temperature sensor... Agent: Hiscock & Barclay, LLP
20090184246 - Infrared detector and fabricating method of infrared detector: There is provided an infrared detector including: a silicon substrate provided with a concave portion; an infrared receiver having a polysilicon layer; and a beam that supports the infrared receiver above the concave portion, and extends along a side of the infrared receiver from the infrared receiver to connect with... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20090184247 - Method of inspecting food and inspection apparatus implementing the same: A method of inspecting food which can evaluate quality of the food with improved precision includes steps of irradiating probing light having near infrared wavelengths on the food; detecting light diffusively reflected by the food to obtain a reflectance spectrum; obtaining an absorbance spectrum based on the reflectance spectrum; and... Agent: Venable LLP
20090184249 - Pulverized bulk material planetary and double helix analyzer system: A system for analyzing a bulk material including a tube for transporting a stream of a bulk material, a plurality of illuminators for directing radiation through the stream and arranged about a circumference of the tube, a plurality of detectors arranged substantially opposite the illuminators, and at least one spectrometer... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20090184248 - Thin type vacuum chamber device: The present invention is to provide a thin type vacuum chamber device, wherein two hollow slabs are fastened by a claw fastener to form a thin type simple structure that can maintain a high vacuum state, and wherein the air inside the chamber is pumped out to attain a vacuum... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20090184250 - Radiation detector, x-ray ct apparatus, and method for manufacturing radiation detector: A radiation detector includes: a base plate; and a radiation detection unit provided on one major surface side of the base plate and configured to output an electrical signal proportional to intensity of radiation. The base plate includes a buffer section at a junction with the radiation detection unit, the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090184251 - Method and apparatus for a radiation detector: The invention is directed at a radiation detector which includes a grid electrode located within the detector to assist in the charge collection process. The grid electrode is preferably embedded within a semiconductor layer between two electrode layers, one of the electrode layers being a charge collecting electrode and the... Agent: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Anne Kinsman
20090184253 - Light or radiation image pickup apparatus: A light or radiation image pickup apparatus comprises a first arithmetic unit 50 for calculating a first arithmetic value by subtracting a first offset signal from a main signal, a second arithmetic unit 51 for calculating a second arithmetic value which is a difference between a second offset signal and... Agent: Cheng Law Group, PLLC
20090184252 - X-ray analyzer: Provided is an X-ray analyzer capable of significantly suppressing an influence of an external magnetic field on a transition edge sensor (TES). The X-ray analyzer includes: a TES (7) for detecting energy of a received X-ray as a temperature change and outputting the temperature change as a current signal; a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/seiko Instruments Inc.
20090184254 - Ultraviolet sensor and method of manufacturing ultraviolet sensor: An ultraviolet sensor capable of separately detecting amount of ultraviolet irradiation of two wavelength range of a UV-A wave and a UV-B wave is provided. The ultraviolet sensor includes: a pair of photodiodes in which a high concentration P-type diffusion layer formed by diffusing a P-type impurity with a high... Agent: Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLP
20090184256 - Charged particle beam apparatus: Disclosed herein is a scanning electron microscope having a function for positioning an object point of an objective lens at a defined position even under an electronic optical condition in which it is difficult to accurately control the position of the object point of the objective lens. A deflector is... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090184255 - Inspection method and inspection system using charged particle beam: In an electric immersion lens having high resolution capability, secondary electrons generated from a specimen are accelerated to suppress the dependency of rotational action of the secondary electrons applied thereto by an objective lens upon energy levels of the secondary electrons and when selectively detecting low and high angle components... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090184257 - Apparatus and method for measuring and/or controlling ultraviolet-activated materials in a paper-making process: A method includes illuminating a mixture of materials in a wet-end of a paper process, where the mixture includes an ultraviolet-activated material. The method also includes measuring light from the mixture and determining a property of the ultraviolet-activated material based on the measured light. The method may further include adjusting... Agent: Anthony Miologos Honeywell International Inc.
20090184258 - Remote laser assisted biological aerosol standoff detection in atmosphere: A system for detecting atmospheric contamination, the system comprising a laser operable to generate an infrared light beam comprising a longitudinal component and a transverse component the laser remote from the atmospheric contamination, and a processor operable to process a flouresence resulting from contact between the atmospheric contamination and an... Agent: Naval Research Laboratory Associate Counsel (patents)
20090184259 - Method of decomposing constituents of a test sample and estimating fluorescence lifetime: The present invention relates to a method of decomposition of a test sample into constituents thereof. The method proceeds by optically imaging the test sample to obtain a corresponding unknown time-domain resolved signal and decomposes the unknown time-domain resolved signal by comparing the unknown time-domain resolved signal with time-domain resolved... Agent: Bereskin And Parr
20090184260 - Positioning device for positioning a patient and method for operating a positioning device: The invention relates to a positioning device for positioning a patient in a medical device comprising a patient receiving device for placing a patient and a robot arm having a plurality of movement axes for positioning the patient receiving device in a room. The positioning device can be placed into... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090184261 - Imaging with a plurality of sources to a common detector: An image scanning system including a plurality of spatially-distributed radiation beam sources, each source operative to emit a radiation beam characterized by a distinguishing parameter unique to each radiation beam source, and a common detector arranged with respect to the radiation beam sources such that the radiation beam sources emit... Agent: David Klein Dekel Patent Ltd.
20090184265 - Electron beam writing method, fine pattern writing system, and manufacturing method of uneven pattern carrying substrate: A fine pattern, to be formed on a discrete track medium, which includes servo patterns, each constituted by servo elements, and groove patterns, each for separating adjacent data tracks, is formed on a substrate applied with a resist and placed on a rotation stage by scanning an electron beam on... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090184264 - Laser annealing for 3-d chip integration: A laser annealing method for annealing a stacked semiconductor structure having at least two stacked layers is disclosed. A laser beam is focused on a lower layer of the stacked layers. The laser beam is then scanned to anneal features in the lower layer. The laser beam is then focused... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP
20090184263 - Charged particle beam irradiation system: A charged particle beam irradiation system comprises a high-speed steerer (beam dump device) 100 disposed in a course of a beam transport line 4 through which an ion beam is extracted from a charged-particle beam generator 1. The beam dump device 100 is provided with dose monitoring devices 105, 106... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20090184262 - Device and method for altering the characteristics of three-dimensional shaped parts using electrons and use of said method: The invention relates to a device and a method for altering the characteristics of a three-dimensional molded part by means of electrons, including at least one electron accelerator for generating accelerated electrons and two electron exit windows, wherein the two electron exit windows are arranged opposite one another, wherein the... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090184266 - Method and apparatus for production of an infrared area emitter: A method for production of an infrared area emitter which can be used for defense against guided missiles with infrared homing heads, for example for ships. According to the invention, an aerosol cloud which is emissive in the infrared range is produced by the reaction of a first primary aerosol... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20090184268 - 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
20090184267 - Irradiation device: Radiation apparatus for technical use, with a large number of stretched-out radiation sources emitting in or between the UV and IR ranges and a large number of main reflector segments that are bent and/or folded out of metal sheet in a shape adapted to that of the radiation sources, while... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20090184269 - System and method for providing a suspended personal radiation protection system: A system for providing radiation protection is provided that includes a garment that contours to an operator's body. The garment protects the operator from radiation. The garment is supported by a suspension component that reduces a portion of weight of the garment for the operator, the garment including a belt,... Agent: Patent Capital Group
20090184270 - Lithographic apparatus and device manufacturing method: A map of the surface of a substrate is generated at a measurement station. The substrate is then moved to where a space between a projection lens and the substrate is filled with a liquid. The substrate is then aligned using, for example, a transmission image sensor and, using the... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP07/16/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20090179139 - Tracking solar collector: A tracking concentrator with a positioning system for alternately aiming the tracking solar concentrator based on the sun or a database is disclosed. The preferred positioning system comprises a sensor adapted to detect an incident light level; a tracking database comprising solar angle information; an orientation processor; one or more... Agent: Andrew S. Naglestad
20090179140 - Ion generating light assembly: A light to plug into a wall socket having a negative ion generator in the form of a pin. The pin design can be easily cleaned with a swab and cleaning solution such as rubbing alcohol, eliminating the need to trim or clean a brush electrode when corrosion or deposits... Agent: Charles R. Sutton, Law Offices Of Roger C. Hsu
20090179141 - Horizontal row drivers for cmos image sensor with tiling on three edges: A large image sensor structure is created by tiling a plurality of image sensor dies, wherein each of the image sensor dies includes a pixel array that extends to three edges of the die, and control circuitry located along a fourth edge of the die. None of the control circuitry... Agent: Bever Hoffman & Harms, LLP 901 Campisi Way
20090179142 - Image detection system and method for production at least one image detection system: According to the invention, the image detection system contains optical channels arranged one next to the other with a respectively assigned microlens with aperture and in each case at least one detector located in the image plane, wherein the detectors are arranged such that the directions of the optical axes,... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20090179143 - Image capturing device: An image capturing device includes a lens system including a plurality of regions on a pupil plane that each have different focal distances, a plurality of first polarizing elements that respectively transmit differently polarized light and respectively transmit light passing through the plurality of regions, a plurality of second polarizing... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090179144 - System and method for wide angle optical surveillance: An imaging system (30, 30′) and corresponding method has a two-dimensional imaging sensor array (32) and an associated optical system. The optical system includes at least one optical arrangement (34, 36a, 36b) defining a field of view (38a, 38b) of given angular dimensions and an optical switching mechanism (40) for... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch
20090179145 - Dopant delivery and detection systems: An ion mobility spectrometer (1) or other detection apparatus has an external dopant reservoir (22, 41, 24, 44) connected to it. The reservoir has a stainless steel base (22) with a recess (24), a heater (28) and a temperature sensor (32). The heater (28) and sensor (32) are connected to... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090179146 - Fluidics device: The present invention contemplates various devices that are configured to separate a sample, which contains more than one unique species, into any desired number of sub-samples by passing the sample across a like number of separation media configured for a first separation protocol. Each of the sub-samples may be further... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090179149 - Mass spectrometer and mass spectrometric analysis method: An MS/MS spectrometric analysis method obtains throughput and mass resolving power of precursor ions. In a mass spectrometer, ions, which are introduced and accumulated in an ion trap unit, are resonance-extracted mass-selectively. A profile of precursor ions at the m/z axis of the ion trap and a profile at the... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.
20090179148 - Mass spectrometer and mass spectrometry method: Performing an MS3 with a tandem mass spectrometer causes problems of increase in size of the device and of increase in cost. Likewise, a plural number of times MS/MS analyses are even more difficult. An electrode to create a harmonic potential is disposed in a collision cell, and fragment ions... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20090179147 - Systems, methods, and computer-readable medium for determining composition of chemical constituents in a complex mixture: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for determining composition of chemical constituents in a complex mixture are disclosed. According to one aspect, a method for determining composition of chemical constituents in a complex mixture includes generating, using a separation tool and a mass spectrometer, separation and mass spectrometry data of a... Agent: Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P. A.
20090179150 - Mass spectrometer with looped ion path: A mass spectrometer includes at least one ion selector, at least one collision cell, and an ion path switching device arranged to define a looped ion path around which ions derived from a sample may be sent multiple times (without reversal of ion travel) in order to effect a desired... Agent: Thermo Finnigan LLC
20090179151 - Apparatus and method for inspection and measurement: An electrification control electrode B is installed at a measured or inspected specimen side of an electrification control electrode A, and a constant voltage is applied from an electrification control electrode control portion of an electrification control electrode B according to an electrification state of a specimen, whereby a variation... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.
20090179152 - Method for detecting localized defects present in a mineral fiber mat: The invention concerns a method for detecting localized defects, such as hot spots or wet spots, present in a mat of mineral fibers bonded by a binder, including using a microwave radiation of frequency ranging between 1 and 50 GHz, preferably between 5 and 10 GHz, the total power of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090179153 - Alternate pmt shield method: A detector includes a scintillator, a light guide, at least one photomultiplier, and a shield for the at least one photomultiplier. The at least one photomultiplier may be supported by a non-magnetic material. The shield includes a magnetic shield in front of the scintillator and a magnetic shield enclosing the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090179154 - Nuclear medicine diagnosis equipment: an incidence timing compensation device in a position arithmetic processing part for discriminating whether compensation for an incidence timing calculated by the incidence timing calculating device is to be done or not corresponding to a scintillator array identified by the scintillator array identification part. Accordingly, a precise and accurate tomogram... Agent: Cheng Law Group, PLLC
20090179155 - Radiation detector assembly, radiation detector, and method for radiation detection: An assembly for detecting radiation is described. The assembly includes a host matrix with particles suspended within the host matrix. The particles are capable of generating a charge carrier upon interaction with the radiation. A first electrode is disposed adjacent to a first surface of the host matrix, and a... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20090179156 - Photosensor and photo ic equipped with same: The photosensor comprises an insulating layer formed over the silicon substrate; an ultraviolet photosensitive element formed over the insulating layer and having a first diffusion layer, a second diffusion layer provided spaced away from the first diffusion layer, and a third diffusion layer connected with the first diffusion layer and... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20090179158 - In-vacuum protective liners: This device has a liner disposed on a face in a vacuum chamber. A component in the vacuum chamber defines the face. The liner is configured to protect the workpiece from contamination or to prevent blistering of the face caused by implantation of atoms or ions into the face. The... Agent: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Assc., Inc.
20090179157 - Vapor delivery to devices under vacuum: Providing vapor to a vapor-receiving device housed in a high vacuum chamber. An ion beam implanter, as an example, has a removable high voltage ion source within a high vacuum chamber and a vapor delivery system that delivers vapor to the ion source and does not interfere with removal of... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (c/o Patent Administrator)
20090179159 - Fluorescence detecting apparatus, and fluorescence detecting method: A fluorescence detecting apparatus includes: an excitation light emitter for emitting excitation light exciting a fluorescent material onto a measurement object; an illumination light emitter for emitting illumination light onto the measurement object; an image pickup device for sensing light from the measurement object; and a controller for controlling the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090179160 - Semiconductor substrate manufacturing apparatus: A semiconductor substrate is manufactured with use of a semiconductor substrate manufacturing apparatus including: a cleaning portion in which a bonding surface of a base substrate, and a bonding surface of a single crystal semiconductor substrate are cleaned, wherein the single crystal semiconductor substrate includes an embrittlement region provided in... Agent: Eric Robinson
20090179161 - Ion sources, systems and methods: Ion sources, systems and methods are disclosed.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20090179162 - Inspection system and a method for implementing same: A system and method for measuring the physical characteristics of a component where the system includes a light source, a sensing device, a reflecting device, and a retention mount. The method includes associating a component with the system such that the component is positioned within the retention mount and operating... Agent: The Law Offices Of Steven Mchugh, LLC07/09/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20090173874 - Optoelectronic detector with multiple readout nodes and its use thereof: The present invention discloses an optoelectronic detector for light sensing. The optoelectronic detector has a photosensitive element that converts light into electrons. Efficient collection of these electrons at readout nodes, embedded in the photosensitive element, is required to make correct measurements of light characteristics such as, phase shift and intensity.... Agent: Houston Eliseeva
20090173875 - Image pickup unit and endoscope using the same: The image pickup unit is configured to include an objective lens unit composed of a plurality of optical members and a series-connecting portion which unitizes the plurality of optical members and a photoelectric conversion image pickup device and the series-connecting portion is configured to include a holding portion which holds... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20090173879 - Gas analyzing method and gas analyzing apparatus: Ions obtained through EI process from a first gas are subjected to mass analysis to obtain ion intensities which are stored in a first file, and ions obtained through soft ionization process from a second gas having same concentration of components as that of the first gas are subjected to... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090173877 - Mass spectrometer: A mass spectrometer is disclosed comprising a first ion trap or ion guide (2), a single ion mobility spectrometer or separator stage (3) and a second ion trap or ion guide (4) arranged downstream of the ion mobility spectrometer or separator (3). In a mode of operation ions from the... Agent: Waters Technologies Corporation C/o Waters Corporation
20090173876 - Method of detecting and/or measuring hepcidin in a sample: Methods of isolating and/or analyzing hepcidin by mass spectrometry and methods of quantifying hepcidin are disclosed.... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20090173878 - Methods for processing tandem mass spectral data for protein sequence analysis: Various mass spectroscopy-based methods are provided to improve protein sequencing by detecting z-type product ions generated from the protein. A polypeptide is introduced to a mass spectrometer, and in particular c- and z-type product ions that are generated by selectively fragmenting the polypeptide. The z-type product ions are distinguished from... Agent: Greenlee Winner And Sullivan P C
20090173880 - Mass spectrometer: An ion guide (7a) is disclosed comprising one or more layers of intermediate planar, plate or mesh electrodes (2). A first array of first electrodes (8a-8e) is provided on an upper surface and a second array of second electrodes (9a-9e) is arranged on a lower surface. An ion guiding region... Agent: Waters Technologies Corporation C/o Waters Corporation
20090173881 - Method and apparatus for detecting x-rays having improved noise discrimination: A method and apparatus, such as a spectrometer, are provided for facilitating the detection of an x-ray signal in a manner that effectively discriminates the x-ray signal from noise. A spectrometer may be provided which includes an x-ray converter for converting x-ray signals which impinge thereupon into corresponding pairs of... Agent: Alston & Bird, LLP
20090173882 - Liquid medium for preventing charge-up in electron microscope and method of observing sample using the same: An object of the present invention is to provide a medium; a specimen; a method for preparing the specimen; a method for observing the specimen; a sample cell; and an electron microscope capable of easily solving the problem of charge-up and further capable of observing a real shape or the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090173883 - Multi-band focal plane array: A multi-band focal plane array architecture operative to detect multiple spectral image. The multi-band focal plane array architecture has an integrated readout circuit, a plurality of first detectors integrated in the readout circuit and a plurality of second detectors deposited on the readout circuit. Preferably, the first detectors are operative... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
20090173884 - Method and apparatus for measuring spectroscopic absorbance: An object of the present invention is to provide a spectroscopic method and an apparatus which can measure a trace element accurately with high sensitivity. In order to achieve this object, for example, in Fourier transformation infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), a reference spectrum and a measurement spectrum including an impurity spectrum... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090173885 - Scintillation element, scintillation array and method for producing the same: A scintillation element comprises a scintillation material, and a reflective layer, wherein the reflective layer is formed as an intrinsic part of the scintillation material. Preferably, a plurality of scintillation elements may be arranged to form a scintillation array. A method for producing a scintillation element comprises providing a scintillation... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090173886 - Cloaking device detection system: System including electromagnetic radiation source and electromagnetic radiation detector. Electromagnetic radiation source is configured to excite, with electromagnetic radiation having first source frequency, object configured for suppressing responsive emission of electromagnetic radiation having first source frequency. Electromagnetic radiation detector is configured to receive responsive emission of electromagnetic radiation from object.... Agent: Jay M. Brown
20090173887 - Charged particle beam trajectory corrector and charged particle beam apparatus: The invention relates to a trajectory correction method for a charged particle beam, and provides a low-cost, high accuracy and high-resolution converging optical system for use with a charged particle beam to solve problems with conventional aberration correction systems. To this end, the present invention uses a configuration which forms... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090173888 - Gas field ion source, charged particle microscope, and apparatus: A gas field ion source that can simultaneously increase a conductance during rough vacuuming and reduce an extraction electrode aperture diameter from the viewpoint of the increase of ion current. The gas field ion source has a mechanism to change a conductance in vacuuming a gas molecule ionization chamber. That... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP
20090173889 - Fluorescent photopolymerizable resins and uses thereof: There is provided fluorescent photopolymerizable resins for use in biological studies and image acquisition. In particular the photopolymerizable resins are useful in studying the properties of cells. The resins are also useful for the calibration of microscopic measurement systems.... Agent: Ralph A. Dowell Of Dowell & Dowell P.C.
20090173890 - Detector for a uv false positive of radiation sensitive devices: Disclosed is a detector for monitoring a UV false positive from genuine X-ray positive of color developing radiation sensitive devices. A layer which can be scratched off and is opaque to undesired radiation but transparent to X-ray is printed on the sensor. If the sensor displays a signal (i.e., develops... Agent: Nexsen Pruet, LLC
20090173891 - Fluorescence detection system: A fluorescence detection system in which at least one of a plurality of light-receiving elements arranged on the light-receiving surface of a photodetector serves as a excitation-light detection section for receiving a light component having a wavelength of the excitation light, and at least one of the remaining light-receiving elements... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090173892 - Imaging of biological samples: Methods and apparatus relating to the imaging of biological samples are provided. More particularly, they relate to the detection of light emanating from fluorescent species present in a sample in order to study the structure and dynamics of such a sample. Such a method of analysis comprises irradiating the sample... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20090173893 - Semiconductor device and its manufacturing method: It is an object of the present invention to provide laser irradiation apparatus and method which can decrease the proportion of the microcrystal region in the whole irradiated region and can irradiate a semiconductor film homogeneously with a laser beam. A low-intensity part of a laser beam emitted from a... Agent: Eric Robinson
20090173894 - Ion implanters: The present invention relates to components in an ion implanter that may see incidence of the ion beam, such as a beam dump or a beam stop. Such components will be prone to the ions sputtering material from their surfaces, and sputtered material may become entrained in the ion beam.... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc.
20090173895 - Reflective optical element, optical system and euv lithography device: In order to obtain optimal reflectivity on optical elements for the EUV and the soft X-ray range, multilayers constructed of a number of layers are used. Contamination or degradation of the surface leads to imaging defects and transmission losses. In the prior art, it has been attempted to counter a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090173896 - Method and apparatus for operating an electricl discharge device: The present invention relates to a method of operating an electrical discharge device (12) comprising at least one first electrode (14) and at least one second electrode (16) at a distance therefrom, which electrodes are electrically connected to a power supply (18) and, upon ignition of a first gas discharge... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090173897 - Radiation window with coated silicon support structure: A window for a radiation detection system includes a frame with an aperture therein configured to receive radiation therethrough. A plurality of silicon ribs span the aperture and are carried by the frame. A coating substantially envelopes each of the plurality of silicon ribs. A thin film covers the aperture... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.
20090173898 - Confocal microscope: A confocal microscope having an objective lens for converging light, which is emitted from a light source, to a sample, a scanning mechanism for relatively scanning the sample with the light converged to the sample, a plurality of confocal diaphragm apertures that are arranged at positions optically conjugate to the... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20090173899 - Light stimulating and collecting methods and apparatus for storage-phosphor image plates: Methods and apparatus are described for retrieving information from a storage medium. A first portion of the surface of the storage medium is exposed to stimulating light which diffuses in the storage medium under a second portion of the surface adjacent the first portion. The second portion of the surface... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP07/02/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20090166508 - system and method for stabilizing wavelength of led radiation in backlight module: The system for stabilizing wavelength of LED (light emitting diode) radiation in backlight module of the LCD (liquid crystal display) comprises two photodiodes, a plurality of LEDs, a microprocessor unit (MCU) and a driver circuit, wherein two photodiodes have different photo sensitivities in response different wavelengths. A target value, associated... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.
20090166509 - Optical power for electronic circuits using a single photovoltaic component: Optical power uses light to run remote, isolated circuits without metallic wires. An optical power system may include a single photovoltaic component that supplies a first voltage in response to impingement of light on the photovoltaic component. A voltage booster receives the first voltage from the photovoltaic component and supplies... Agent: Muirhead And Saturnelli, LLC
20090166510 - Illumination sensing apparatus, driving method thereof and display device having the illumination sensing apparatus: Provided are an illumination sensing apparatus, a driving method thereof and a display device having the illumination sensing apparatus. The illumination sensing apparatus includes an illumination sensor unit configured to generate a sensing signal according to peripheral illumination, an illumination determination unit configured to generate an illumination signal according to... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC
20090166511 - Image sensor module having electric component and fabrication method thereof: An image sensor module capable of facilitating an electrical and mechanical connection of an electric component and a fabrication thereof are disclosed. The image sensor module includes a sensor chip; at least one lens disposed above the sensor chip; at least one electric component disposed with respect to the at... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090166514 - Image sensor: The uppermost metallic wiring layer in light-blocking layers constituted by multilevel metallic wiring that prevents light from impinging on areas other than the light-receiving area of a photodiode in each picture cell is used as a measurement electrode to be directly contacted with a specimen to measure electrical signals. Furthermore,... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090166515 - Multi-point correlated sampling for image sensors: An improved passive pixel sensor (PPS) circuit comprising a correlated sampling circuit and method that integrates pixel charge leakage onto an integrating amplifier during sampling periods. An integrator circuit is provided for integrating PPS pixel charges received via a column line, and correlated sampling circuit is provided for the removal... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090166512 - Organic pixeled flat detector having increased sensitivity: An organic pixel eel flat detector has increased sensitivity. This is obtained by a preamplification at the pixel level.... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department
20090166513 - Solid-state imaging device: A solid-state imaging device in the present invention includes pixels, arranged in a matrix, each of which converts light into a signal voltage; column signal lines each of which is provided for corresponding one of columns, so that the signal voltage is provided to corresponding one of the column signal... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090166516 - Photoelectric conversion device manufacturing method, semiconductor device manufacturing method, photoelectric conversion device, and image sensing system: A photoelectric conversion device manufacturing method comprises: a first implantation step of implanting impurity ions of a first conductivity type into an underlying substrate via a region of the oxide film exposed by an opening, thereby forming a first semiconductor region having a first thickness in the element region; an... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090166517 - Image forming method and image forming apparatus: A method for forming an image of an object includes: illuminating sequentially a surface of the object arranged in the same shooting area using each of N (N is natural number equal to or more than two) polarized light beams, each of which has different property; scanning the surface using... Agent: Nec Corporation Of America
20090166518 - Light guide array for an image sensor: An image sensor pixel that includes a photoelectric conversion unit supported by a substrate and an insulator adjacent to the substrate. The pixel includes a light guide that is located within an opening of the insulator and extends above the insulator such that a portion of the light guide has... Agent: Irell & Manella LLP
20090166519 - Intensity-based optical encoder using digital diffractive optic regions: An optical encoder and method for measuring displacement information using an optical encoder uses an encoder member with multiple digital diffractive optic regions to optically diffract an incident beam of light to produce output beams of light having intensity distribution patterns, which are used to generate electrical signals that provide... Agent: Thomas H. Ham Wilson & Ham
20090166520 - In-situ soil nitrate ion concentration sensor: A method and apparatus for near real-time in-situ soil solution measurements is presented. An outer sleeve is placed in soil where ionic concentrations of organic or inorganic species are to be measured. A porous section connects with the outer sleeve (the porous section initially loaded with distilled water) equilibrates with... Agent: John P. O'banion O'banion & Ritchey LLP
20090166521 - Electrode design for an ion spectrometer: Apparatuses and method are provided. For example, in one embodiment, a ring electrode includes a plurality of sub-rings adapted to provide an electric field inside a spectrometer. The sub-rings have an internal sub-ring radius. There is a ring insulator between adjacent sub-rings. Each said ring insulator has substantially the same... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation
20090166522 - Mass spectrometer: The analyst previously enters the mass of a fragment that desorbs in the first dissociation with other analysis conditions, as the precursor ion selection reference for the second dissociation through the input unit 25. When the automatic analysis is started, the controller unit 21 sequentially performs the MS1 analysis, MS2... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090166524 - Chemical calibration method and system: An explosive and narcotics detection system using an ion mobility spectrometer detects the presence of vapor or trace particles of target chemicals. The calibration of the spectrometer depends in part on the stability of a calibrant chemical that may be periodically injected together with sample gas into the ionization region... Agent: Muirhead And Saturnelli, LLC
20090166530 - Ion mobility spectrometer and method thereof: An ion mobility spectrometer and method thereof are disclosed. The ion mobility spectrometer comprises an electrode and an ion source arranged adjacent to the electrode, wherein the ion mobility spectrometer further comprises: a single or a group of focusing guide electrodes arranged on the side of the ion source far... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20090166525 - Mass spectrometer: A method of chemical separation includes dispensing a sample from a sample pumping system, pumping a solvent from a solvent gradient pumping system to elute the dispensed sample through a separation column, identifying an analyte of interest in the eluting sample, and pumping a solvent from the sample pumping system... Agent: Waters Technologies Corporation C/o Waters Corporation
20090166527 - Mass spectrometer arrangement with fragmentation cell and ion selection device: A method of mass spectrometry having the steps of, in a first cycle: storing sample ions in a first ion storage device; ejecting the stored ions out of the first ion storage device into a separate ion selection device; selecting a subset of the ions in the ion selection device;... Agent: Thermo Finnigan LLC
20090166529 - Method for preparing specimen for mass spectrometry: The present invention provides a specimen preparation method for mass spectrometry based on Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization (MALDI), wherein the method enables to form microcrystals (cocrystals) between matrices and biological molecules (protein and the like) on a biological tissue to generate ions thereof highly efficiently and to perform highly... Agent: Gary C. Cohn, PLLC
20090166526 - Method of and equipment for measuring ionic mobility: Method of and a device for measuring ion mobility, wherein ions in a medium are carried by means of an electric field and their mobility is measured. The measurement is facilitated by keeping the medium in a shear flow of the Couette type by rotating the essentially parallel electrodes with... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090166528 - Method of ion abundance augmentation in a mass spectrometer: A method of improving the detection limits of a mass spectrometer by: generating sample ions from an ion source; storing the sample ions in a first ion storage device; ejecting the stored ions into an ion selection device; selecting and ejecting ions of a chosen mass to charge ratio out... Agent: Thermo Finnigan LLC
20090166523 - Use of carbon nanotubes (cnts) for analysis of samples: The present invention relates to the use of carbon nanotubes as a substrate for chemical or biological analysis. The invention further relates to the use of this material in separation adherence and detection of chemical of biological samples. Carbon nanotubes are envisaged as surface material of a fixed substrate or... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090166531 - Apparatus and method for generating an ammonia gas: Apparatus and method for generating ammonia gas. In one aspect, a method for generating ammonia gas for use in an ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) system is provided. The method includes inserting a device into a space defined within the IMS system, the device including an ammonia compound. The method also... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (22697) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20090166532 - Drift tube structure for ion mobility spectrometer: A drift tube structure for ion mobility spectrometer is disclosed comprising electrode sheets and insulation parts arranged in alternation, with each electrode sheet being a mesh metal sheet having a radian or taper portion which is convexly curved toward an ion input. Further, the radian or taper portion of the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090166533 - Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometer using a cryo-detection system: A Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometer (FT-ICR MS) is provided. A preamplifier is installed as nearest to an ion cyclotron resonance (ICR) trap as possible at a detector part in the mass spectrometer, and thermal noise generated at the preamplifier is minimized by means of a cryo-cooling system... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20090166534 - Method and apparatus for reducing space charge in an ion trap: Ion trap apparatus and methods for efficiently addressing the effects of charge space caused by ion trap overfilling, useful in linear ion traps of mass spectrometers.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090166536 - Sample holder, method for observation and inspection, and apparatus for observation and inspection: A sample holder used in SEM (scanning electron microscopy) or TEM (transmission electron microscopy) permitting observation and inspection at higher resolution. The holder has a frame-like member provided with an opening that is covered with a film. The film has a first surface on which a sample is held. The... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20090166535 - Transmission electron microscopy analysis method using focused ion beam and transmission electron microscopy sample structure: A TEM (transmission electron microscopy) analysis method using FIB (focused ion beam) includes dividing a TEM sample into a plurality of analysis regions; determining an FIB beam current for each of the analysis regions; and performing FIB milling on each of the analysis regions by using the determined FIB beam... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20090166537 - Light receiving apparatus, electronic apparatus and image display apparatus: Disclosed herein is a light receiving apparatus, including: a light receiving section including a light receiving element; a transparent part; and a light guiding part inserted in the groove; the groove having, on the front face side, a side face formed as an arcuately curved face convex toward the front... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090166538 - Adjustable motion detection sensor with cam: This invention relates generally to the field of motion detection sensors, and in particular to a system and method for adjusting the position of a printed circuit board relative to a focusing element. The invention includes a housing having a front opening and an interior cavity. A focusing element is... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20090166539 - Multichannel analyzer and method for real-time correction of peak shift: The invention provides a multichannel analyzer for use in a multichannel spectrometer, which comprises a standard spectrum calibrator for obtaining energy calibration parameters of said multichannel spectrometer; an environment background spectrum calibrator for obtaining parameters of a current and a previous environment background spectrum; a peak shift detector for analyzing... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090166540 - Device and method for detecting orientation of radioactive material: Disclosed is a device for detecting orientation of a radioactive material to determine presence and position of the radioactive material, comprising: at least one first radiation detector; at least one second radiation detector, each of said at least one second radiation detector and each of said at least one first... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20090166541 - Radiation imaging system, nuclear medicine diagnosis apparatus and positioning adjusting mechanism: A radiation imaging system includes a detecting unit including a plurality of radiation detecting elements arranged in a plane for radiation detection, a collimator provided with through holes respectively aligned with the radiation detecting elements and opening in an entrance surface such that radiation from a specified direction is selectively... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.
20090166542 - Radiation detection system using a multichannel spectrometer and method thereof: A data processing device for processing a reference background spectrum and a measurement spectrum of a radioactive material represented by a multichannel spectrum to acquire energy region information of detected gamma rays is provided, said data processing device comprising: energy region dividing means for degenerating said multichannel spectrum into a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090166543 - Imaging reader with enhanced light throughput: A solid-state imager detects return light from a target, and generates an electrical signal corresponding to the return light. A controller processes the electrical signal into data indicative of the target during an imaging mode of operation. An imaging lens assembly captures, optically modifies and directs the return light over... Agent: Kirschstein, Israel, Schiffmiller & Pieroni, P.C.
20090166544 - Device for detecting electromagnetic radiation and ionizing radiation having an isotropic transfer layer: This device for detecting electromagnetic radiation, in particular X-ray or γ-rays, includes: a sensing layer consisting of at least one material capable of interacting with said electromagnetic radiation to be detected, in order to liberate mobile charge carriers, whereof the movement generates an electric current; a substrate provided with a... Agent: Marjama Muldoon Blasiak & Sullivan LLP
20090166545 - Shielding an imaging array from x-ray noise: An electronic imaging sensor, which has an improved immunity to noise caused by unwanted x-rays, images an object by collecting charge carriers produced in the sensor when the object is exposed to x-rays. One or more shielding areas are formed proximate the sensor to capture or sweep away any undesirable... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090166546 - X-ray detector and method for operation of an x-ray detector: An x-ray detector has a scintillator that emits light in response to exposure to x-ray radiation, and an activatable photosensor that detects the light from the scintillator. While the scintillator is being irradiated with x-ray radiation, the photosensor is inhibited from detecting the light for a predetermined time interval. After... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20090166547 - Radiation image pickup apparatus and its control method: Each pixel is provided with a photoelectric converting device S1(1-1) or the like, a source-follower-type first transistor T1(1-1) or the like, a second transistor Te(1-1) to be turned on when reading an electrical signal from a pixel selected by a shift register SR1 for each line and outputting the signal... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090166548 - Dual substrate plasma panel based ionizing radiation detector: A plasma panel based ionizing-photon radiation detector includes an input and output substrate with gamma-ray to free-electron conversion occurring primarily on the input plate and a sealed discharge gas between the substrates. X-electrodes and Y-electrodes are formed on the two substrates and configured to form a plurality of pixels. Impedances... Agent: Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
20090166549 - Heterogeneous capture-gated neutron spectrometer: A system and method for a heterogeneous capture-gated neutron detector are disclosed. The system includes an organic hydrogenous scintillating layer configured to emit at least one collision photon when contacted with a neutron having an energy greater than a predetermined value. A neutron capture layer is located adjacent the organic... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.
20090166550 - Arrayed neutron detector with multi shielding allowing for discrimination between radiation types: Neutron detectors including one or more gamma shields over memory dies and methods of making the neutron detectors are provided. The neutron detectors can contain two or more memory dies, neutron-reactant layers over the two or more memory dies, and one or more gamma shields over at least a portion... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20090166551 - Systems and methods for reducing a degradation effect on a signal: Systems and methods for reducing a degradation effect on a signal are described. One of the methods includes pre-processing data based on a scan of a reference object and a scan of a substance. The reference object includes a material having an atomic number ranging from and including forty to... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (22697) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20090166552 - E-beam exposure apparatus: An e-beam exposure apparatus includes an electron gun provide an e-beam for exposure to a resist layer formed on a substrate; an e-beam column part inducing the path of the e-beam generated from the electron gun; and an electron collecting part disposed at the periphery of the path of the... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20090166553 - Electron beam drawing method: According to one embodiment, an electron beam drawing method includes placing a substrate, on which a photosensitive resin film is coated, on a stage, applying an electron beam to the photosensitive resin film while the substrate on the stage is rotated and moved to the horizontal direction, and drawing a... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20090166554 - Techniques for providing a multimode ion source: Techniques for providing a multimode ion source are disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the techniques may be realized as an apparatus for ion implantation, the apparatus including an ion source having a hot cathode and a high frequency plasma generator, wherein the ion source has multiple modes of operation.... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP/varian Semiconductor, Equipment Associates, Inc.
20090166555 - Rf electron source for ionizing gas clusters: The present invention discloses a system and method for generating gas cluster ion beams (GCIB) having very low metallic contaminants. Gas cluster ion beam systems are plagued by high metallic contamination, thereby affecting their utility in many applications. This contamination is caused by the use of thermionic sources, which impart... Agent: Nields, Lemack & Frame, LLC
20090166556 - Well type neutron counter containing an annular he-3 detector tube: The present invention relates to a well type neutron counter containing a He-3 detector which includes at least one annular gas layer in a polyethylene moderator, which includes a body formed of a neutron moderator and having a sample cavity for inserting a sample of nuclear material therein; and an... Agent: Clark & Brody
20090166557 - Charge control apparatus and measurement apparatus equipped with the charge control apparatus: The invention solves charge nonuniformity of a specimen surface resulting from emission variation of a carbon nanotube electron source and individual difference of emission characteristics. During charge control processing, charge of the specimen surface is measured in real time. As means for solving charge nonuniformity resulting from nonuniformity of electron... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20090166558 - Phase contrast electron microscope device: A confocal method in which a sample is disposed in the center, a collective lens and a front objective lens are disposed on the incident side, and a back objective lens and a projection lens are disposed symmetrically on the outgoing side is so configured that a spatial filter can... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20090166559 - Curable silicone compositions incorporating a fluorescent detection system: The present invention relates to curable silicone compositions which include a fluorescent agent for detection purposes and which have a cure system which enables the silicone compositions to possess improved depth of cure. The silicone compositions are photocurable, and may also be moisture or heat curable.... Agent: Loctite Corporation
20090166561 - Laser patterning apparatus: A laser patterning apparatus for handling a donor film and improving compression uniformity between the donor film and an acceptor substrate is provided. The laser patterning apparatus includes: a stage that supports an acceptor substrate; a shielding mask that is placed on the acceptor substrate to form a pattern and... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20090166563 - Method for manufacturing evaporation donor substrate and light-emitting device: An evaporation donor substrate which enables only a desired evaporation material to be evaporated at the time of deposition by an evaporation method, and capable of reduction in manufacturing cost by increase in use efficiency of the evaporation material and deposition with high uniformity. An evaporation donor substrate capable of... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd.
20090166562 - Production of microfluidic devices using laser-induced shockwaves: A method an apparatus for manufacturing a microfluidic device (10) is disclosed in which a laser is used to remove selected portions of one of the layers that make up the device. The portion of the layer may be removed before the layer is amalgamated with other layers making up... Agent: Clark & Elbing LLP
20090166560 - Sensing of biological molecules using carbon nanotubes as optical labels: Disclosed are methods and materials including carbon nanotubes which have a strong Raman and/or fluorescent signal and which have been modified with an amphiphilic molecule having available functional linking groups for linking to a biological compound. Exemplified are surface-functionalized SWNTs (single walled nanotubes) as highly sensitive bio-labels based on the... Agent: Peters Verny , L.L.P.
20090166566 - High tilt implant angle performance using in-axis tilt: The present invention comprises a method for high tilt angle implantation, with angular precision not previously achievable. An ion beam, having a width and height dimension, is made up of a number of individual beamlets. These beamlets typically display a higher degree of parallelism in one of these two dimensions.... Agent: Nields, Lemack & Frame, LLC
20090166565 - Ion implanters: The present invention relates to components in an ion implanter that may see incidence of the ion beam, such as a beam dump or a beam stop. Such components will be prone to the ions sputtering material from their surfaces, and sputtered material may become entrained in the ion beam.... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc.
20090166567 - Method of performing ion implantation: A method of performing an ion implantation is provided. A workpiece is installed in the ion implanter. A wafer is provided in a receiving space within an ion implanter. An ion beam is generated by an ion source of the ion implanter. The bombard of the ion beam is blocked... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.
20090166564 - Methods for monitoring implanter performance: Methods are presented to monitor the performance of an ion implanter such as the E500. Ion implantation typically involves physical processes performed on a wafer such as rotation, tilt, and twist. These methods generate particulate contaminants (PCs) that affect the kill rate of the semiconductor devices on the wafer. Variations... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090166568 - Method and apparatus for electromagnetic emission by reactive composite materials: A device and method for emitting electromagnetic radiation utilizing a reactive composite material (RCM) as an emission source. By selective modification of the reactive composite material (RCM), attributes of the emitting device, including the ability to produce specific radiation intensity levels at specific electromagnetic wavelengths, the ability to emit for... Agent: Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi
20090166569 - Device and method for the acquisition and automatic processing of data obtained from optical codes: The device for the acquisition and automatic processing of data obtained from optical codes comprises a CMOS optical sensor; an analog processing unit connected to the optical sensor; an analog/digital conversion unit connected to the analog processing unit; a logic control unit connected to the CMOS optical sensor, the analog... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment
20090166570 - Biological-specimen observation apparatus: The distribution of a fluorescent material in a specimen can be observed and the fluorescent material can be obtained as clear, highly quantitative image data. A biological-specimen observation apparatus is provided which comprises a stage on which a specimen is mounted; a position detector, provided on the stage, that detects... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PCPrevious industry: Static molds
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