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Radiant energy December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20090321613 - Differential source follower source leader addressable node readout circuit: A readout circuit for reading from addressable nodes comprises first and second half-circuits of a differential amplifier. The first half-circuit comprises at least one source follower transistor adapted to receive an input signal from one of the addressable nodes, such as pixel readouts of an imaging system. The first half-circuit... Agent: Polsinelli Shughart PC
20090321614 - Imaging module with folded illuminating and imaging paths: An imaging module for imaging, and a reader for and a method of electro-optically reading, a target, include a support, an imaging assembly including a solid-state imager having an array of image sensors on the support for capturing return light over a field of view at a range of working... Agent: Motorola, Inc.
20090321615 - Solid-state imaging device: The solid-state image pickup device 1 includes an imaging region 10, a triggering photosensitive region 20, a row selecting section 30, a column selecting section 40, a voltage holding section 50, an output section 60, and a controlling section 70. The solid-state image pickup device 1 reads out triggering data... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20090321616 - Photoelectric conversion device and electronic appliance: The resolution to the illuminance of light in photoelectric conversion is improved. A photoelectric conversion circuit 100 for generating a first current in accordance with illuminance of incident light, a charge/discharge circuit 101 whose electrical capacitance changes in accordance with the first current, a first switching element 111 which is... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP
20090321617 - Color filter array, method of fabricating the same, and image pickup device including the same: An image pickup device includes a pixel array including a plurality of photo sensitive devices and a color filter array including a plurality of color filters each disposed above a corresponding one of the plurality of photo sensitive devices. The color filters include a first type color filter formed on... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090321619 - Optically controlled electrical-switch device based upon carbon nanotubes and electrical-switch system using the switch device: Described herein is an optically controlled electrical-switch device which includes a first current-conduction terminal and a second current-conduction terminal, and a carbon nanotube connected between the first and the second current-conduction terminals, the carbon nanotube being designed to be impinged upon by electromagnetic radiation and having an electrical conductivity that... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP
20090321618 - Image pickup apparatus and information code reader: An image pickup apparatus operable to reduce defocusing due to temperature changes is disclosed. An optical system comprises a glass lens and a plastic lens, wherein a power of the plastic lenses is smaller than that of the glass lens. An image pickup device picks up an object image that... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20090321620 - Electromagnetic device with integral non-linear component: An optical antenna assembly including multiple optical antenna elements, each of the optical antenna elements are arranged in a regular pattern and carried by a supporting body. The regular pattern of the plurality of optical antenna elements is nonuniform. Certain ones of the optical antenna elements are configured to respond... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20090321621 - Optical encoder: Rotary origin phase slits (112), which are formed into a pattern of linear slits arranged in parallel at equal pitches, are prepared for a rotary disk (110), while fixed origin phase slits (122), which are formed into a pattern of linear slits arranged in parallel at equal pitches, are prepared... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20090321622 - Determining downhole fluid flow: Apparatus for determining properties of a borehole and a formation around the borehole. The apparatus comprising a source for generating nuclear particles, a detector for measuring a effect of the nuclear particles on a fluid flowing in the borehole and a second detector for measuring an effect of the nuclear... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20090321623 - Security markers for identifying a source of a substance: A method of identifying a source of a substance incorporating one or more luminescent markers comprises illuminating the substance to stimulate emission from at least one of the luminescent markers. A luminescent signature is generated from the detected luminescent emission. The source of the substance is identified based on a... Agent: Christopher P. Ricci
20090321625 - Ion implanter having combined hybrid and double mechanical scan architecture: A system and method are provided for implanting ions into a workpiece in a plurality of operating ranges. A desired dosage of ions is provided, and a spot ion beam is formed from an ion source and mass analyzed by a mass analyzer. Ions are implanted into the workpiece in... Agent: Eschweiler & Associates, LLC National City Bank Building
20090321624 - Ion trap, multiple electrode system and electrode for mass spectrometric analysis: An ion trap, a multiple-electrode-pole system and an electrode pole for mass spectrometric analysis. The electrode pole (1) is a rod and the shape of at least one side of its cross section is ladder-shape including two or more steps. It develops the structure of the electrode pole; so the... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP
20090321626 - Laser desorption ionization and peptide sequencing on laser induced silicon microcolumn arrays: The present invention provides a method of producing a laser-patterned silicon surface, especially silicon wafers for use in laser desorption ionization (LDI-MS) (including MALDI-MS and SELDI-MS), devices containing the same, and methods of testing samples employing the same. The surface is prepared by subjecting a silicon substrate to multiple laser... Agent: Blank Rome LLP
20090321631 - Low-inertia multi-axis multi-directional mechanically scanned ion implantation system: An ion implantation system configured to produce an ion beam is provided, wherein an end station has a robotic architecture having at least four degrees of freedom. An end effector operatively coupled to the robotic architecture selectively grips and translates a workpiece through the ion beam. The robotic architecture has... Agent: Eschweiler & Associates, LLC National City Bank Building
20090321628 - Mass spectrometer: A mass spectrometer is disclosed comprising a Time of Flight mass analyser comprising an ion detector comprising an Analogue to Digital Converter. Signals from the Analogue to Digital Converter are digitised and the arrival time and intensity of ions are determined. The arrival time T0 and intensity S0 of each... Agent: Waters Technologies Corporation C/o Waters Corporation
20090321629 - Mass spectrometric detection of material transferred to a surface: The present invention provides methods for using detection methods, including mass spectrometry methods such as SELDI-TOF-MS, to detect and analyze molecules directly transferred from a sample to a surface to form a molecular print of the sample. Methods and compositions of the invention can be used to produce spatially and... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20090321627 - Method and system for high throughput mass analysis: The invention relates to a test method, especially for mass spectroscopy of biomolecules, including the following steps: one or several samples (2-4) that are to be analyzed are introduced into a carrier liquid of a micro liquid jet (1) in rapid succession; at least some of the samples (2-4) are... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.
20090321630 - Post-decel magnetic energy filter for ion implantation systems: A system and method for magnetically filtering an ion beam during an ion implantation into a workpiece is provided, wherein ions are emitted from an ion source and accelerated the ions away from the ion source to form an ion beam. The ion beam is mass analyzed by a mass... Agent: Eschweiler & Associates, LLC National City Bank Building
20090321632 - System and method for reducing particles and contamination by matching beam complementary aperture shapes to beam shapes: An ion implantation system comprising an ion source configured to generate an ion beam along a beam path, a mass analyzer is located downstream of the ion source wherein the mass analyzer is configured to perform mass analysis of the ion beam and a beam complementary aperture located downstream of... Agent: Eschweiler & Associates, LLC National City Bank Building
20090321635 - Beta-ray soot concentration direct readout monitor and method for determining effective sample: A beta-ray soot concentration direct readout monitor and a method for determining effective sample. The monitor includes a fume collection cell and a fume mass detection cell. The fume collection cell includes a fume sampling gun, a filter paper and a mechanical control auto form feed structure. The fume sampling... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20090321634 - Multi-beam ion/electron spectra-microscope: This invention is a multi-beam charged particle instrument that can simultaneously focus electrons and a variety of positive and negative ions, such as Gallium, Oxygen and Cesium ions, onto the same material target. In addition, the instrument has provision to simultaneously capture the spectrum of both secondary electrons and ions.... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20090321633 - Nanopillar arrays for electron emission: The present invention provides systems, devices, device components and structures for modulating the intensity and/or energies of electrons, including a beam of incident electrons. In some embodiments, for example, the present invention provides nano-structured semiconductor membrane structures capable of generating secondary electron emission. Nano-structured semiconductor membranes of this aspect of... Agent: Greenlee Winner And Sullivan P C
20090321636 - Method of searching for a thermal target: In one embodiment, an efficient method is presented for aerial searching for a small thermal target in a search area, such as a single person in open water, using two thermal imagers or “cameras” coupled with a computer which presents data from the system to a human user for inspection.... Agent: Streets & Steele
20090321637 - Camera having distortion correction: A lightweight camera is provided that includes a lightweight lens system that has a reduced number of lenses. Reducing the number of lenses produces a lighter camera, but produces a distorted local image. The distorted local image is captured by the lightweight camera, and is preferably transmitted to a remote... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services
20090321638 - Security inspection door: The present invention discloses a security inspection door comprising a narcotic drug/explosive detecting subsystem, a radioactive substance detecting subsystem and a metal detecting subsystem which are provided in a tank body, wherein electromagnetic radiation shields are respectively provided around the three detecting subsystems, so that the narcotic drug/explosive detecting subsystem,... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20090321640 - Photodetector, electro-optical device, and electronic apparatus: An photodetector includes: a first light receiving element that receives light including ambient light; a second light receiving element that receives light including the ambient light; and a red color filter disposed on an optical path through which the ambient light is incident on the second light receiving element.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090321639 - Process and apparatus for the measurement of thermal radiation using regular glass optics and short-wave infrared detectors: An infrared measurement apparatus and method to detect and view ambient-temperature objects using short-wave infrared (“SWIR”) detectors which operate in a wavelength region from 2.0 μm to 2.5 μm.... Agent: Absolute Technology Law Group LLC
20090321641 - Bipolar junction transistor-based uncooled infrared sensor and manufacturing method thereof: A BJT (bipolar junction transistor)-based uncooled IR sensor and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The BJT-based uncooled IR sensor includes: a substrate; at least one BJT which is formed to be floated apart from the substrate; and a heat absorption layer which is formed on an upper surface of... Agent: Ampacc Law Group
20090321644 - Bolometer and method of producing a bolometer: A bolometer includes a membrane, a first spacer and a second spacer, the membrane including resistive and contact layers. At a side facing a foundation, the contact layer has a first contact region at which the first spacer electrically contacts the contact layer, and a second contact region at which... Agent: Schoppe, Zimmermann , Stockeler & Zinkler C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20090321643 - Detector for and a method of detecting electromagnetic radiation: A detector unit (301) for detecting electromagnetic radiation (106), the detector unit (301) comprising a conversion material (332) adapted for converting impinging electromagnetic radiation (106) into electric charge carriers, a charge collection electrode (331) adapted for collecting the converted electric charge carriers, a shielding electrode (334, 335) adapted to form... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090321642 - Photodetector with dark current reduction: A detector of incident infrared radiation has a first region with a first spectral response, and a second region with a second, different spectral response. The second absorption region is stacked on the first and may be separated therefrom by a region in which the chemical composition of the compound... Agent: Momkus Mccluskey, LLC
20090321645 - Infrared camera system with diffractive optical array: An apparatus and method for imaging incoming radiation. The apparatus includes a radiation shield unit having a cavity. A detector array is positioned at least partially within the cavity and has a planar surface with at least one infrared detector affixed on the detector array. A diffractive optical array is... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC
20090321646 - Non-destructive analysis by vis-nir spectroscopy of fluid(s) in its original container: A method is described for assessing at least one characteristic of a fluid held in a container that utilizes visible—near infrared (VIS-NIR) spectroscopy in combination with chemometrics. A method is also provided for calibrating VIS-NIR analyser(s) operating in transflectance mode for one or more characteristics of a fluid.... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston
20090321647 - Method for performing ir spectroscopy measurements to quantify a level of uv effect: A method of non-destructively determining the amount of ultraviolet degradation of a surface and/or paint adhesion characteristics of the surface corresponding with UV damage including determining a physical property of a composite material/surfacing film by providing a series of composite materials/surfacing films which are subjected to increasing UV light experience... Agent: Tung & Associates / Randy W. Tung, Esq.
20090321648 - Sample preparation and methods for portable ir spectroscopy measurements of uv and thermal effect: A method of non-destructively determining the physical property of a material surface, the method including irradiating a surface with infrared energy over a spectrum of wavelengths; detecting said infrared energy reflected from said surface over said spectrum of wavelengths; performing multivariate calibration of said reflected infrared energy at a plurality... Agent: Tung & Associates
20090321649 - Method of detection of radioactive material: A method is disclosed to determine an inspection protocol for radioactive material in shipping containers using an inspection technique threshold characteristic. The method includes weighing a container prior to shipment and determining a relative position of the container weight to at least one of a number of predetermined inspection technique... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
20090321650 - Radiation security blanket: A radiation detection blanket for use in surveying a broad or irregular area of interest for radiation emissions. Small radiation detectors are affixed to the fabric and distributed relative to its surface area. The detector materials may be of the OSL, TLD, or ERD variety, or may be a combination... Agent: Carstens & Cahoon, LLP
20090321651 - Acf attachment for radiation detector: A device includes (a) radiation detector including a semiconductor substrate having opposing front and rear surfaces, a cathode electrode located on the front surface of said semiconductor substrate, and a plurality of anode electrodes on the rear surface of said semiconductor substrate, (b) a printed circuit board, and (c) an... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090321652 - Radiation detector using gas amplication and method for manufacturing the same: A radiation detector using gas amplification includes: a first electrode pattern which is formed on a first surface of an insulating member and has a plurality of circular openings; and a second electrode pattern which is formed on a second surface of the insulating member opposite to the first surface... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090321653 - Identifying fissionable material: Fissionable materials are distinguished from other high-effective atomic number materials by producing dual-energy x-ray radiation sufficient to cause fission in fissionable materials and directing the dual-energy x-ray radiation sufficient to cause fission in fissionable materials towards a physical region. X-ray radiation and a product of fission from the physical region... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090321655 - Ion transfer tube with spatially alternating dc fields: An ion transfer arrangement for transporting ions between higher and lower pressure regions of a mass spectrometer includes an electrode assembly (120) with a first plurality of ring electrodes (205) arranged in alternating relation with a second plurality of ring electrodes (210). The first plurality of ring electrodes (205) are... Agent: Thermo Finnigan LLC
20090321654 - Beam guiding magnet for deflecting a particle beam: A beam guiding magnet includes a first and second coil system, which are designed such that the dipole moments of the first and second coil systems point in opposite directions. Since the dipole moments of the first and second coil systems point in opposite directions, the two dipole moments at... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090321656 - Verifying the energy of a particle beam: A method for verifying the energy of a particle beam is provided. The method includes accelerating charged particles to a predefined energy in an acceleration apparatus, forming a particle beam from the acceleration apparatus and guiding the particle beam by means of a transport apparatus, deflecting the particle beam using... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090321657 - System and method of controlling broad beam uniformity: An ion beam uniformity control system, wherein the uniformity control system comprising a differential pumping chamber that encloses an array of individually controlled gas jets, wherein the gas pressure of the individually controlled gas jets are powered by a controller to change the fraction of charge exchanged ions, and wherein... Agent: Eschweiler & Associates, LLC National City Bank Building
20090321658 - Method and system for sterilizing objects by the application of gas-cluster ion-beam technology: Methods and systems for sterilization of objects by gas-cluster ion-beam (GCIB) irradiation are disclosed. The sterilization may be in conjunction with other beneficial GCIB surface processing of the objects. The objects may be medical devices or surgically implantable medical prostheses.... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP
20090321661 - Detecting method, detection sample cell, and detecting kit: A fluorescent substance having fluorescent pigment molecules, which are enveloped in a light transmitting material that transmits fluorescence generated by the fluorescent pigment molecules, is employed as fluorescent labels in a detecting method the detects the amount of a detection target substance based on the amount of light which is... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090321662 - Detection method, detection apparatus, and sample cell and kit for detection: A sensor chip includes a sensor-portion having at least a metal-layer deposited on a surface of a dielectric-plate. A fluorescent-label binding-substance in an amount corresponding to the amount of a detection target substance in a sample binds to the sensor-portion when the sample is placed in contact with the sensor-portion.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090321659 - Method for on-site drug detection in illicit drug samples: The invention is intended for illicit drug detection, preferably to Cocaine detection in street samples containing in addition to Cocaine also adulterants and/or diluents (also denominated as cutting agents) used for increasing the quantity of the product and/or for disguising the existence of Cocaine. The invention provides preparing of the... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20090321663 - Radiation-blocking bladder apparatus and method: Measurements are provided (101) as correspond to a floor (201) of a room. This room will typically have space thereunder of sufficient size to accommodate a least one person therein. These measurements are used (102) to provide a bladder (202) that will, when at least substantially filled with liquid, substantially... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery
20090321664 - Method for the continuous production of water-absorbent polymer particles: A process for continuously preparing water-absorbing polymer beads by determining at least one particulate delivery material mass flow by means of incident electromagnetic waves.... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20090321665 - Irradiation device: The present invention relates to an irradiation device for irradiating an irradiation object with heavy charged particles at an irradiation station, comprising a particle accelerator for providing a particle beam and a swivelling device for swivelling the particle beam impinging on the irradiation object, wherein the swivelling device comprises a... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP (varian)
20090321666 - Solid-state light source with color feedback and combined communication means: The present invention relates to a light sensor device comprising a substrate (18), a first light sensitive area (14, 15), and a second light sensitive area (12, 13). It is characterized in that a first optical filter device (22) assigned to said first area (14) and adapted to filter the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property And Standards12/24/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090314925 - Fiber optic tracking system and method for tracking: A fiber optic tracking system for tracking substantially rigid object(s) is described. The fiber optic tracking system includes a light source, an optical fiber having a sensing component configured to modify optical signals from the light source, the optical fiber being configured to attach to the substantially rigid object, a... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090314926 - Solar platform: A floating solar platform includes a bridge (10, 5, 21) connected to buoyancy elements (11), elements (14, 23) for collecting received solar energy, the elements being associated with the bridge and placed thereon, elements (16, 24) for converting this energy, elements (19) for storing the product of this conversion, and... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090314927 - Optical scanning device, image forming apparatus, and optical scanning method: A surface-emitting laser array includes a plurality of surface-emitting laser devices arranged in an array. An optical system includes a plurality of optical devices to guide a light beam composed of lights emitted from the surface-emitting laser array to a target surface to be scanned. A light-intensity-control-device switching unit places... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090314928 - High dynamic range image sensor: An image sensor includes a plurality of pixels, each pixel includes a first photosensitive region that collects charge in response to light and having a first sensitivity; a second photosensitive region that collects charge in response to light and having a second sensitivity that is lower than the sensitivity of... Agent: Peter P. Hernandez, Patent Legal Staff Eastman Kodak Company
20090314929 - Biomimetic microfabricated compound eyes: An artificial compound eye comprising a plurality of three-dimensional (3D) self-aligned polymer microlenses disposed on a curvilinear surface; and a plurality of waveguides, wherein each of the waveguides is in optical communication with one of the plurality of polymer microlenses.... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090314930 - Encoder home position signal processing method and system: An encoder position signal processing system comprises an analog encoder reader and a codewheel. The codewheel possesses an optical track that modulates the quadrature encoder signal amplitude in order to generate an amplitude change (home pulse) once per revolution of the codewheel. The analog encoder reader outputs a quadrature signal... Agent: Xerox Corporation C/o Ortiz & Lopez, PLLC
20090314931 - Method for removing contamination on optical surfaces and optical arrangement: A method and an optical arrangement for removing contamination on optical surfaces (26), which are arranged in a vacuum environment in an optical arrangement, preferably in a projection exposure apparatus (1) for EUV lithography. The method includes generating a residual gas atmosphere containing molecular hydrogen (18) and at least one... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090314933 - Low-scattering foam phantom for molecular imaging: A phantom for use in generating a normalization data set to be used in PET scanning (particularly integrated MR/PET scanning) is disclosed. The phantom features radiation activity distributed throughout a foam material. The foam—e.g., a polyurethane foam—may be produced by reacting two liquids, one of which is emulsified with water... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090314932 - Techniques for measuring ion beam emittance: Techniques for measuring ion beam emittance are disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the techniques may be realized as an apparatus for measuring ion beam emittance. The apparatus may comprise a measurement assembly comprising a first mask, a second mask, and a pivot axis, such that the measurement assembly rotates... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP/varian Semiconductor, Equipment Associates, Inc.
20090314934 - Mass spectrometer: A multi-turn Time of Plight mass analyser is disclosed comprising a first electric sector (5) and a second electric sector (8). The second electric sector (8) is arranged orthogonal to the first electric sector (5). Ions may make multiple loops or circuits of the mass analyser before being detected and... Agent: Waters Technologies Corporation C/o Waters Corporation
20090314935 - Mass spectrometer: A mass analyser (2) is provided comprising a plurality of electrodes having apertures through which ions are transmitted in use. A plurality of pseudo-potential corrugations are created along the axis of the mass ((analyser 2). The amplitude or depth of the pseudo-potential corrugations is inversely proportional to the mass to... Agent: Waters Technologies Corporation C/o Waters Corporation
20090314936 - Sample target having sample support surface whose face is treated, production method thereof, and mass spectrometer using the sample target: In mass spectrometry which allows ionization of a sample without using any matrix, there are provided (i) a sample target which improves efficiency and stability of the ionization so as to be more practical and (ii) a production method thereof. The sample target includes, as a sample support surface, a... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090314938 - Charged particle beam apparatus and dimension measuring method: There is provided a charged particle beam apparatus which allows implementation of a high-reliability and high-accuracy dimension measurement even if height differences exist on the surface of a sample. The charged particle beam apparatus includes the following configuration components: An acquisition unit for acquiring a plurality of SEM images whose... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090314937 - Method and device for producing an image: The invention relates to a method and to a device (1) for producing an image of an object (5) by means of a particle beam. According to the method and in the device (1), the particle beam is scanned by the object (5). The aim of the invention is to... Agent: Muirhead And Saturnelli, LLC
20090314939 - Sample decontamination: Disclosed herein are methods that include: (a) exposing a sample in a chamber to a first gas, where the first gas reacts with surface contaminants on the sample to form a second gas; (b) removing at least a portion of the second gas from the chamber; and (c) exposing the... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20090314940 - Target with thermal imaging system: A target with a thermal imaging system comprising one or more sections. Each section comprises at least one heater. Each heater comprises a layer of insulating material, layer of bifurcated metallic foil, layer of plastic, wire grid comprised of horizontal elements and vertical wires, at least two strips of carbon... Agent: Antoinette M. Tease
20090314941 - Infrared detecting device and manufacturing method thereof: The present invention provides an infrared detecting device capable of improving device characteristics thereof by narrowing the width of each beam portion. The infrared detecting device has an infrared detection portion having a thermoelectric transducing part formed over a semiconductor substrate via an air gap interposed therebetween, and the beam... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20090314942 - Method and apparatus for detecting organic materials and objects from multispectral reflected light: The present invention is a method of determining the presence of keratin, particularly hard keratin, such as exists in mammalian hair and feathers, and objects comprising such materials. The method of the present invention also includes displaying information derived from such a determination, as well as a measurement method followed... Agent: Roger A. Gilcrest
20090314943 - System and method for terahertz imaging: A security inspection system is provided. The security inspection system includes a source configured to transmit a beam of radiation comprising a frequency of at least about 10 GHz. The system also includes an optical system configured to focus the beam of radiation on a sample. The system further includes... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20090314944 - Terahertz investigative system and method: A system for investigating a plurality of samples having varying positions or orientations moving with respect to the system, the system including an emitter of terahertz radiation for irradiating a sample provided in a sample space; a detector of terahertz radiation configured to detect radiation reflected from said sample space;... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090314945 - Lighting device having detection function: The present invention is a lighting device having detection function, of which the structure features combination of illuminating elements and an infrared detector and a detector shade cover is used as an upper cover for the whole structure of the lighting device to thereby enhance the detection angular range of... Agent: Leong C Lei
20090314946 - Membrane-based assay devices that utilize time-resolved fluorescence: A membrane-based assay device for detecting the presence or quantity of an analyte residing in a test sample is provided. The device utilizes time-resolved fluorescence to detect the signals generated by excited fluorescent labels. Because the labels can have relatively long emission lifetime, short-lived background interference can be practically eliminated... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.
20090314947 - Radiation detector with isolated pixels photosensitive array for ct and other imaging applications: This invention describes an imaging system based on an array of semiconductor photosensitive elements with isolating structure between elements (pixels) of the array. The isolated pixels of the array may be photodiodes and they provide excellent imaging capabilities that are important for many applications. The isolated photosensitive pixels may be... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090314948 - Radiation image capturing system and method of adjusting same: The present invention relates to a radiation image capturing system and a method of adjusting the same. An image capturing condition setting unit sets a target, a filter, and a tube voltage as image capturing conditions depending on the sensitivity characteristics of a radiation conversion panel that is selected by... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20090314949 - Laser-driven deflection arrangements and methods involving charged particle beams: Systems, methods, devices and apparatus are implemented for producing controllable charged particle beams. In one implementation, an apparatus provides a deflection force to a charged particle beam. A source produces an electromagnetic wave. A structure, that is substantially transparent to the electromagnetic wave, includes a physical structure having a repeating... Agent: Crawford Maunu PLLC
20090314950 - Lithography apparatus and focusing method for charged particle beam: A lithography apparatus includes a unit irradiating a charged particle beam; first and second aperture plate members configured to shape the beam; first and second coils configured to be arranged between the unit and the first aperture plate member, to temporarily deflect the beam, to change a direction of the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20090314951 - Ion source cleaning method and apparatus: In a cleaning process for an ion source chamber, an electrode positioned outside of the ion source chamber includes a suppression plug. When the cleaning gas is introduced into the source chamber, the suppression plug may engage an extraction aperture of the source chamber to adjust the gas pressure within... Agent: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Assc., Inc.
20090314952 - Ion source for generating negatively charged ions: An ion source for generating negatively charged ions is presented and described, said ion source having a closure plate which is provided with an outlet opening and which has a wall which surrounds a combustion chamber, wherein the wall has a tubular section, which extends from the outlet opening and... Agent: Hovey Williams LLP
20090314953 - Ionization device: An ionization device includes an ionization chamber (1) and a charging chamber (20) separately prepared therefrom. The ionization chamber (1) has a discharge electrode (6) and an opposing electrode (10) in an interior (4) of a case having an ionizing gas introducing inlet (14). The opposing electrode (10) has an... Agent: Cheng Law Group, PLLC
20090314954 - Method and system for directional growth using a gas cluster ion beam: A method for growing material on a substrate is described. The method comprises directionally growing a thin film on one or more surfaces of a substrate using a gas cluster ion beam (GCIB) formed from a source of precursor for the thin film, wherein the growth occurs on surfaces oriented... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP (tokyo Electron)
20090314955 - Specimen holder, specimen inspection apparatus, and specimen inspection method: A specimen holder is offered which can reduce the amount of chemical sprayed over a specimen consisting of cultured cells. The specimen holder has an open specimen-holding surface. At least a part of the specimen-holding surface is formed by a film and a tapering portion formed around the film. The... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20090314956 - Writing utensil sterilization apparatus: A writing utensil sterilization apparatus includes a housing comprising an inlet for receiving a writing utensil and an outlet for dispensing the writing utensil, a UV light source disposed within the housing for emitting UV light, and a path disposed within the housing for guiding the writing utensil from the... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.
20090314957 - Branched compounds and their use in sensors: wherein CORE, X, DENDRON, DENDRON1, m, n, p, q and r are as defined herein. The optical (e.g. luminescent) and electronic properties of the compounds are capable of being altered by exposure to a number of different substances. The invention also provides the use of the compounds disclosed above in... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20090314958 - Methods for implanting b22hx and its ionized lower mass byproducts: Methods for implanting an ionized polyhedral borane cluster or a selected ionized lower mass byproduct into a workpiece generally includes vaporizing and ionizing a polyhedral borane cluster molecule in an ion source to create a plasma and produce ionized polyhedral borane cluster molecules and its ionized lower mass byproducts. The... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090314964 - Ion-implanting apparatus: An ion-implanting apparatus comprising a holding unit that holds at least a semiconductor wafer and swings the wafer along a circular orbit, wherein an ion-beam is irradiated to a region that overlaps a part of the circular orbit; the holding unit comprises three or more holding pins that hold the... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090314962 - Method and apparatus for controlling beam current uniformity in an ion implanter: An electrode assembly for use with an ion source chamber or as part of an ion implanter processing system to provide a uniform ion beam profile. The electrode assembly includes an electrode having an extraction slot with length L aligned with an aperture of the ion source chamber for extracting... Agent: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Assc., Inc.
20090314963 - Method for forming trench isolation: A method for treating a dielectric material using a gas cluster ion beam (GCIB) is described, and more particularly, a method for infusing material into a dielectric layer using a GCIB is described. The method comprises: filling a trench at least partially with a dielectric material; generating a GCIB; and... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP (tokyo Electron)
20090314965 - Method and system for manufacturing openings on semiconductor devices: A method and system to form openings comprises an exposure apparatus and a mask to selectively expose a semiconductor substrate to a radiation source to transfer assist feature patterns and primary feature patterns to a photosensitive layer of the substrate. A heating apparatus eliminates the assist features by heating the... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20090314959 - Horizontal and vertical beam angle measurement technique: A system and method of quickly determining the parameters of an ion beam are disclosed. An ion beam, having a width and height dimension, is made up of a number of individual beamlets. By using a plurality of detectors, deployed over the entire beam, it is possible to quickly determine... Agent: Nields, Lemack & Frame, LLC
20090314961 - Method and apparatus for intensity control of a charged particle beam extracted from a synchrotron: The invention comprises intensity control of a charged particle beam acceleration, extraction, and/or targeting method and apparatus used in conjunction with charged particle beam radiation therapy of cancerous tumors. Particularly, intensity of a charged particle stream of a synchrotron is described. Intensity control is described in combination with turning magnets,... Agent: Hazen Patent Group, LLC
20090314960 - Patient positioning method and apparatus used in conjunction with a charged particle cancer therapy system: The invention comprises a semi-vertical or seated patient positioning, alignment, and/or control method and apparatus used in conjunction with multi-axis charged particle or proton beam radiation therapy of cancerous tumors. Patient positioning constraints are used to maintain the patient in a treatment position, including one or more of: a seat... Agent: Hazen Patent Group, LLC
20090314966 - Irradiation sources and methods: Irradiating assemblies can have a housing with a reflector extending linearly parallel to a lamp. Radiation can be emitted from one opening, for example in a bottom portion of the housing, as well as from another opening, for example a side opening in the housing. Irradiating assemblies can also have... Agent: Henricks Slavin And Holmes LLP Suite 200
20090314967 - Extreme ultra violet light source apparatus: An extreme ultraviolet light source apparatus using a spectrum purity filter capable of obtaining EUV light with high spectrum purity. The apparatus includes a chamber; a target supply unit for supplying a target material; a driver laser using a laser gas containing a carbon dioxide gas as a laser medium,... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20090314968 - Imaging system, sensor unit with an imaging system and vehicle mirror comprising an imaging system: The invention relates to an imaging system comprising an imaging sensor and an optical path for transmitting optical information collected in at least one field of view to the imaging sensor. The at least two optical paths are coupled to a jointly useable optical lens of an optical sensor unit... Agent: Reising Ethington P.C.
20090314969 - Particle beam generating system and method with measurement of the beam spot of the particle beam: A device to measure the beam spot of a particle beam, has a device that records the projections of the beam spot in many directions that are essentially perpendicular to the direction of the particle beam, and an analysis device that reconstructs a two-dimensional cross section profile of the particle... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department12/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090309008 - 4 transistors 4 shared step & repeat unit cell and 4 transistors 4 shared image sensor including the unit cells: A 4T-4S step & repeat unit cell obtained by combining four image sensor unit cells each including four transistors and a 4T-4S image sensor including the 4T-4S step & repeat unit cell are provided. The 4T-4S step & repeat unit cell includes first and second shared image sensor unit cells.... Agent: Jae Y. Park
20090309009 - Photo detector device for display device: A photo detector device for a display device includes many first conductive lines, many second conductive lines orthogonal to the first conductive lines, many switching transistors, and many photosensitive transistors. Each of the switching transistors includes a drain, a source, and a gate, wherein the sources are electrically connected to... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20090309010 - Image sensor with decreased optical interference between adjacent pixels: An image sensor with decreased optical interference between adjacent pixels is provided. An image sensor, which is divided into a pixel region and a peripheral region, the image sensor including a photodiode formed in a substrate in the pixel region, first to Mth metal lines formed over the substrate in... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20090309011 - Sensitivity enhancement of near-field probes using metamaterials: A method and material for increasing the sensitivity of near-field probes used in detecting a wide variety of materials and objects such as biological anomalies in tissues, cracks on metallic surfaces, composition of material such as permittivity and permeability . . . etc., is disclosed. The present invention includes having... Agent: Omar Ramahi
20090309012 - A sensor and housing in a replicating system to facilitate detection of objects using electromagnetic radiation: Exemplary embodiments can be used in a replicating system to guide source electromagnetic waves, such as infrared (IR) radiation, from an emitter of a reflective-type sensor towards an object held on a support mechanism and to guide reflected electromagnetic waves that are related to the source electromagnetic waves to a... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
20090309013 - Electrode structure for drift tube in ion mobility spectrometer: Disclosed is an electrode structure for a drift tube in IMS comprising a ring electrode, for each of two surfaces of the ring electrode, at least a part adjacent to the inner radius is formed into a cone, and the angles formed between the cones and the axis of the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090309014 - Method and apparatus to sharply focus aerosol particles at high flow rate and over a wide range of sizes: A method and an apparatus are described to focus sharply a wide range of particle sizes for particles suspended in a relatively high flow rate of carrier gas. The particles are accelerated through a continuously converging ladder of smooth contractions, each designed such that: (i) the flow remains laminar at... Agent: Juan Fernandez-de-la-mora
20090309015 - Neutral/ion reactor in adiabatic supersonic gas flow for ion mobility time-of-flight mass spectrometry: The content of the invention comprises a concept of reactor for isolated ion transformations induced by collisions with neutral species. This reactor is also an interface between mobility cell and orthogonal injection TOFMS based on supersonic adiabatic gas flow with variable controlled composition directed along the axis of a multipole... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP
20090309019 - Faims apparatus comprising source of dry gas: An ion mobility spectrometer has an inlet opening into an ionization region including a conventional ionization source. A series of several charged, circular electrode plates with aligned apertures extending therethrough provides a drift region on the opposite side of the ionization region from the inlet. A gas inlet connected to... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.c. Attn: Linda Kasulke, Docket Coordinator
20090309017 - Mass analyzing method: When the analyzer provides the mass and composition formula of the product ion, which is probably produced in the process of a dissociation, through the input unit 8, based on known information, a composition formula list 62 is created in the database 6. When a product ion is obtained in... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090309016 - Method and apparatus for detecting explosives: An interface that couples SPME to IMS has been constructed and evaluated for the detection of the following detection taggants: 2-nitrotoluene (2-NT), 4-nitrotoluene (4-NT), and 2,3-dimethyl-2,3-dinitrobutane (DMNB). The interface was also evaluated for the following common explosives: smokeless powder (nitrocellulose, NC), 2,4-dinitrotoluene (2,4-DNT), 2,6-dinitrotoluene (2,6-DNT), 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (2,4,6-TNT), hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-s-triazine (RDX), and... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20090309020 - Method and system for desorption atmospheric pressure chemical ionization: A desorption atmospheric pressure chemical ionization (DAPCI) system delivers a primary ion beam composed of an inert, high velocity gas and solvent ions to a surface to effect desorption and ionization of both volatile and non-volatile species present on surfaces. A electrode having a tapered tip is connected to a... Agent: Lawson & Weitzen, LLP
20090309018 - Multi-source plasma focused ion beam system: The present invention provides a plasma ion beam system that includes multiple gas sources and that can be used for performing multiple operations using different ion species to create or alter submicron features of a work piece. The system preferably uses an inductively coupled, magnetically enhanced ion beam source, suitable... Agent: Michael O. Scheinberg
20090309021 - Ion detection method and apparatus with scanning electron beam: e
20090309022 - Apparatus for inspecting a substrate, a method of inspecting a substrate, a scanning electron microscope, and a method of producing an image using a scanning electron microscope: An object of the present invention provides an inspection apparatus and an inspection method which use an electron beam image to accurately detect a defect that is difficult to detect in an optical image, the apparatus and method also enabling prevention of a possible decrease in focus accuracy of an... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090309023 - Electron spectroscopy: The present invention provides an electron spectroscopy apparatus (12) comprising a high energy particle source (12) for irradiating a sample, an electron detector system (16) (e.g. including a delay line detector) for detecting electrons emitted from the sample and an ion gun (8) for delivering a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20090309024 - Electron-beam device and detector system: An electron-beam device having a beam generator for generating an electron beam, an objective lens for focusing the electron beam on an object, and at least one detector for detecting electrons scattered on the object or emitted by the object. Furthermore, a detector system for detecting electrons is described. With... Agent: Muirhead And Saturnelli, LLC
20090309025 - Particle optical arrangement: A particle optical arrangement providing an electron microscopy system 3 and an ion beam processing system 7 comprises an objective lens 43 of the electron microscopy system having an annular electrode 59 being a component of the electron microscopy system arranged closest to a position 11 of an object to... Agent: Bruce D Riter
20090309026 - Optical sensor device having a lens system at least partially integrated into the unit housing: An optical unit, having a sensor device in particular, including a housing enclosing same, a radiation-sensitive sensor surface, designed for detecting electromagnetic radiation from a frequency section, having a predefined width and position, of the spectral range including the near infrared range and/or the visible range, and a lens system.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090309027 - Rf detector and temperature sensor: An RF electromagnetic radiation detector has a device that has a first terminal and a second terminal with a PN junction therebetween. The first terminal is connected to the P side of the PN junction and the second terminal is connected to the N side of the PN junction, with... Agent: Dla Piper LLP (us )
20090309028 - Intelligent system and method to monitor object movement: Real time performance of a combustion process is evaluated by comparing sensor data with a template. Sensor data is derived from a passive infrared system and corresponds to specific heat capacity. Analysis of the real time performance can be used to control a parameter of the combustion process.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services
20090309029 - Passive infrared detectors: An infrared motion detector including at least one infra-red radiation sensor, at least one radiation reflecting surface, operative to direct radiation impinging thereon towards the at least one infra-red radiation sensor and at least one coating layer, coating the at least one radiation reflective surface, which is substantially reflective to... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20090309030 - Scintillation article including a photomultiplier tube article: A scintillation article including a scintillation detector coupled to a photomultiplier tube (PMT) housing, and a PMT assembly disposed within the PMT housing. The scintillation article further includes a cap assembly selectively coupled to the PMT assembly, wherein upon moving the cap assembly from an assembled position in which the... Agent: Larson Newman & Abel, LLP
20090309031 - Positron ct apparatus: Whether a phenomenon of photon incidence on detectors is a double event or a single event is determined (step S1). When it is a double event, emission data is collected (S2), and is put to an image reconstruction process (S3). When it is a single event, on the other hand,... Agent: Cheng Law Group, PLLC
20090309033 - Method and apparatus for reducing temporal row-wise noise in imagers: A method and apparatus for reducing temporal row noise by sampling pixel signals and a separate signal representing noise. The pixel signals and noise signals are used in a correlated differential sampling operation.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090309034 - Electronic cassette: An electronic cassette has a casing that houses a radiation converter thereinside. The radiation converter detects radiation from a radiation source that has been transmitted through a subject, and converts the radiation into radiographic image information. Plural handles are disposed on the casing of the electronic cassette, so that a... Agent: Moss & Burke, PLLC
20090309035 - Photoelectric converting apparatus: A photoelectric converting apparatus of the present invention includes a photoelectric converting element, a resetting transistor in which a source is connected to the photoelectric converting element and a drain is connected to a resetting power source, a readout transistor in which a gate is connected to the photoelectric converting... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090309032 - Gamma-ray detector: A portable gamma-ray detector for indicating the intensity of a source of gamma-rays, the nature of the source, and the direction to the source relative to an axis of the detector. The detector comprises a plurality of scintillation bodies arranged around the pointing axis, for example four scintillation bodies in... Agent: O''melveny & Myers LLP Ip&t Calendar Department La-13-a7
20090309036 - Silicon detector and method for constructing silicon detectors: Disclosed is a die having photodetectors provided on a first surface thereof. The die includes an insulative shell member, a conductive shell member and a photodetector conductor. The insulative shell member extends around a periphery of the photodetector receptors and extending through a depth of the semiconductor die. The conductive... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090309037 - Systems and methods for simulating a vehicle exhaust plume: A light emission system that comprises a light source that comprises at least one light emitting diode (LED) that provides ultraviolet light. The system also comprises a controller that controls the intensity of the ultraviolet light provided by the light source such that the ultraviolet light provided by the light... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.
20090309039 - Application specific implant system and method for use in solar cell fabrications: Solar cells and other semiconductor devices are fabricated more efficiently and for less cost using an implanted doping fabrication system. A system for implanting a semiconductor substrate includes an ion source (such as a single-species delivery module), an accelerator to generate from the ion source an ion beam having an... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP
20090309040 - Charged particle beam acceleration and extraction method and apparatus used in conjunction with a charged particle cancer therapy system: The invention comprises a charged particle beam acceleration and/or extraction method and apparatus used in conjunction with charged particle beam radiation therapy of cancerous tumors. Novel design features of a synchrotron are described. Particularly, turning magnets, edge focusing magnets, and extraction elements are described that minimize the overall size of... Agent: Hazen Patent Group, LLC
20090309038 - Charged particle beam extraction method and apparatus used in conjunction with a charged particle cancer therapy system: The invention comprises a charged particle beam extraction method and apparatus used in conjunction with charged particle beam radiation therapy of cancerous tumors. The system uses a radio-frequency (RF) cavity system to induce betatron oscillation of a charged particle stream. Sufficient amplitude modulation of the charged particle stream causes the... Agent: Hazen Patent Group, LLC
20090309042 - Ion sources: This invention relates to an Ion gun (10) which comprises of plasma generator (11) driven from an RF source (12), a plasma or source chamber (13), having an outlet (14), across which is mounted an accelerator grid (15). The accelerator grid (15) comprises four individual grids. The first grid (16),... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP. (pa)
20090309041 - 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 comprising an ion source that operates in multiple modes such that a first mode is an arc-discharge mode and a second mode is an RF... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP/varian Semiconductor, Equipment Associates, Inc.
20090309043 - Charged particle beam apparatus and sample holding system: An object of the present invention is to obtain a charged particle beam apparatus that includes a simplified sample positioning mechanism used with an electrostatic chuck, allow the sample to be released easily when residual attraction occurs, and enable observation throughout an entire area on an outer peripheral portion of... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090309044 - Luminescent composition: The invention relates to a luminescent composition which is based on yttrium oxide sulfide and other oxide sulfides and to which at least one doping agent is added. The inventive composition has a characteristic emission spectrum and can optionally be used along with a reading system that is adjusted to... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20090309045 - Method of cleaning a surface region covered with contaminant or undesirable material: The present invention relates to a method of cleaning a surface at least partly covered with contaminant or undesired material by applying atomic hydrogen. The invention also proposes an irradiation unit adapted to perform the cleaning method. In the present method the atomic hydrogen is generated by dissociation of molecular... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090309046 - Multi-field charged particle cancer therapy method and apparatus coordinated with patient respiration: The invention relates generally to treatment of solid cancers. More particularly, the invention relates to a multi-field imaging and/or a multi-field charged particle cancer therapy method and apparatus coordinated with patient respiration via use of feedback sensors used to monitor and/or control patient respiration. Preferably, the multi-field imaging, such as... Agent: Hazen Patent Group, LLC
20090309047 - Particle therapy system: The present embodiments relate to a particle therapy system having an accelerator unit for providing a particle beam and having a particle beam transport system for guiding the particle beam. The particle beam transport system has a first subarea by which the particle beam can be guided out from a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090309048 - Radiation system and lithographic apparatus comprising the same: An optical sensor apparatus for use in an extreme ultraviolet lithographic system is disclosed. The apparatus includes an optical sensor comprising a sensor surface and a removal mechanism configured to remove debris from the sensor surface. Accordingly, dose and/or contamination measurements may be carried out conveniently for the lithographic system.... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20090309049 - Multi-color biosensor: A detection system is described (100) for detecting luminescence sites on a substrate (6). The detection system (100) typically comprises an irradiation unit (102) for generating at least one excitation irradiation beam for exciting luminescence sites on the substrate (6). The at least one excitation irradiation beam may be a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards12/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090302195 - Nanophosphor composite scintillators comprising a polymer matrix: An improved nanophosphor composite comprises surface modified nanophosphor particles in a solid matrix. The nanophosphor particle surface is modified with an organic ligand, or by covalently bonding a polymeric or polymeric precursor material. The surface modified nanophosphor particle is essentially charge neutral, thereby preventing agglomeration of the nanophosphor particles during... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP
20090302196 - Position adjustment device for reflector, detection method and detection device: laser light is beamed substantially perpendicular to a screen member, while temporarily fixing the laser transmitter at three of more points at regular intervals in a rotary direction about the rotary axis TA. The rotary axis TA is defined by a straight line that passes through the light emitting opening... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090302197 - Liquid lens driving method, liguid lens driver, and image pickup method and image pickup device using liquid lens: A liquid lens driver 10 has DC-DC converter 12, oscillator 14, pulse width modulator 16, and control logic circuit 18. The output buffer circuit 30 divides converter output voltage Vs of a prescribed amplitude (voltage level), input as the power source voltage, into bipolar, that is, positive/negative, output voltages Out-A,... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090302199 - Multi-element concentrator system: A novel concentrator system is described, which increases the efficiency of collecting sunlight energy and concentrates it on a target. This method uses an array of small movable reflective or refractive concentrator components that can move via a feedback mechanism which tracks the sun and concentrates the suns energy on... Agent: Fareed Sepehry-fard
20090302200 - Image sensing device and imaging system: An image sensing device comprises a pixel array, a plurality of column amplification units each including a setting unit, and a plurality of reference signal supply units, wherein a first reference signal and a second reference signal are common to a plurality of columns in the pixel array, each of... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090302201 - Photo-detector filter having a cascaded low noise amplifier: Method and systems related to obstructing a first predefined portion of at least one defined wavelength of light incident upon a first photo-detector array; and detecting the at least one defined wavelength of light with a photo-detector in a second photo-detector array.... Agent: Constellation Law Group, PLLC
20090302203 - Imaging device: An imaging device suitable for detecting certain imaging particles and recording the detection of imaging particles, and as such can include certain recording devices such as a charge storage structure.... Agent: Larson Newman & Abel, LLP
20090302202 - Solid-state image pickup device: There is provided a solid-state image pickup device that has a plurality of scanning lines that extends in a predetermined direction, a plurality of data lines that extends in a direction for intersecting the scanning lines, and a plurality of bias lines within an image pickup area on a substrate.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090302204 - Light irradiation apparatus and optical member: The light irradiation device is provided that can reduce moire interference with a simple and low-cost arrangement without sacrificing a compact design by comprising a transparent plate 31 which has a predetermined thickness and one of whose surfaces is arranged as an object facing surface 31a to face an object... Agent: Snell & Wilmer LLP (oc)
20090302205 - Lens frame and optical focus assembly for imager module: An imager apparatus and methods are described. An embodiment of an imager module includes a plurality of groups of optical lenses, a lens frame, and at least one associated lens barrel configured to position and hold the plurality of groups of optical lenses. At least one of the groups of... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20090302206 - Optical reference, and a method of using same: A detector calibration reference is disposed along a path of travel for radiation that extends from a radiation source to a radiation detector. The detector calibration reference has mutually exclusive first and second portions that are offset in a direction transverse to the path of travel, the first portion being... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20090302208 - Apparatus and methods for liquid droplet deposition: A method of and an apparatus for generating droplets has a capillary tube mounted in a moveable member. The capillary tube is accelerated towards a plate, and then subject to rapid deceleration, e.g. by way of an impact, to promote separation of a droplet which is then deposited on the... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.
20090302212 - Electric field separator device and process: A process and device is provided for the separation of electronegative molecules from non electronegative molecules using electric fields. The molecules are ionized in a non thermal discharge plasma which produces negative and positive ions of the electronegative and non electronegative molecules. The ions are spatially separated by an average... Agent: John Macknis
20090302213 - Interactive method for identifying ions from mass spectral data: A method for identifying ions that generated mass spectral data, comprises acquiring raw mass spectral data in profile mode containing at least one ion of interest; performing at least one of mass spectral calibration involving peak shape and a determination of actual peak shape function associated with the acquired raw... Agent: David Aker
20090302214 - Ion implanting apparatus and method of correcting beam orbit: An extraction electrode of an ion source is dividedly configured by a first extraction electrode and a second extraction electrode. DC power supplies which form a potential difference between the electrodes, a camera which takes an image of the ion beam to output image data of the ion beam, and... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20090302209 - Mass spectrometer: An ion guide or mass analyser (2) is disclosed comprising a plurality of electrodes (2a) having apertures through which ions are transmitted in use. A pseudo-potential barrier is created at the exit of the ion guide or mass analyser (2). The amplitude or depth of the pseudo-potential barrier is inversely... Agent: Waters Technologies Corporation C/o Waters Corporation
20090302210 - Mass spectrometer: A mass spectrometer comprising a collision, fragmentation or reaction cell (4) is disclosed. The collision, fragmentation or reaction cell (4) is repeatedly switched back and forth between a high fragmentation mode of operation and a low fragmentation mode of operation. Mass spectral data sets are obtained in both modes of... Agent: Waters Technologies Corporation C/o Waters Corporation
20090302211 - Method and device for desorption ionization by liquid jet: The invention relates to method and apparatus for production of gaseous ions from components of a condensed phase sample and analysis thereof, wherein one or more liquid jet(s) is/are directed to the surface of the sample to be investigated, where the impact of the liquid jet on the sample surface... Agent: Hahn & Voight PLLC
20090302207 - Spectroscopic determination of enantiomeric purity: A new method and strategy for the quantitative determination of enantiomeric purity that combines polarimetry, spectroscopy, and chemometric modeling. Spectral data is collected after a light beam is passed through a first polarimeter, a sample of a chiral compound, and a second polarimeter oriented at a 45 degree angle relative... Agent: Jackson Walker LLP
20090302215 - Method of operating tandem ion traps: A method for operating tandem ion traps is provided, involving a) accumulating ions in the first ion trap at a first time; b) transmitting a first plurality of ions out of the first ion trap and into the second ion trap at a second time, the first plurality of ions... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.
20090302216 - Multipole ion guide for providing an axial electric field whose strength increases with radial position, and a method of operating a multipole ion guide having such an axial electric field: A mass spectrometer having an elongated rod set, the rod set having a first end, a second end, a plurality of rods and a central longitudinal axis is described as is a method operating same. Embodiments involve a) admitting ions into the rod set; b) producing an RF field between... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.
20090302217 - Hybrid phase plate: The invention relates to a hybrid phase plate for use in a TEM. The phase plate according to the invention resembles a Boersch phase plate in which a Zernike phase plate is mounted. As a result the phase plate according to the invention resembles a Boersch phase plate for electrons... Agent: Michael O. Scheinberg
20090302218 - Electrostatic latent image evaluation device, electrostatic latent image evaluation method, electrophotographic photoreceptor, and image forming device: An electrostatic latent image evaluation device includes an optical scanner configured to irradiate laser light of a wavelength of 400 nm-800 nm on a photoreceptor sample, and form an electrostatic latent image, an electron gun configured to irradiate a charged particle beam to the photoreceptor sample having the electrostatic latent... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090302219 - Visible light and ir combined image camera: Methods, camera, and a computer-readable medium for registering on a camera display infrared and visible light images of a target scene taken from different points of view causing a parallax error.... Agent: Intellectual Property Group, Fluke Patents
20090302220 - Pir motion sensor system: A passive infrared sensor has two or more detector element arrays, each consisting of positive polarity and negative polarity elements. The signals from the arrays are both summed together and subtracted from each other, and if either the sum or difference signal exceeds a threshold, detection is indicated.... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20090302221 - Apparatus and method for optically determining the presence of carbon dioxide: Apparatus for optically determining the presence of carbon dioxide within a fluid, said apparatus comprising:—a light emitting source, an optical sensing probe in contact with the fluid to analyze; optical light transmitting means in order to convey the light emitted from the light emitting source to the optical sensing probe... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20090302223 - Method of measuring terahertz wave and terahertz spectroscopic apparatus: A method of measuring a terahertz wave includes the steps of: starting input of a pulse signal showing that scale marks have been detected, which are arranged at equal intervals along a moving direction of a movable stage which can move in a direction in which an optical path length... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20090302222 - Passive infrared detectors: A passive infrared detector assembly including a detector housing comprising a window transparent to far infrared radiation, at least one sensor sensitive to the far infrared radiation and disposed within the detector housing and an anti-masking subassembly, including at least one light guide having a serrated light aperture, the light... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz
20090302224 - Charge calibrator and system incorporating the same: A charge calibrator for simulating the output of a scintillation detector. The calibrator includes a processor for executing a Gaussian random number generator algorithm to produce an output comprising a Gaussian random number distribution having at least one characteristic established in response to a user input.... Agent: Saint-gobain/gtpp
20090302225 - Garnet uv phosphor and scintillator materials preparation and use in radiation detection: A method of detecting radiological substances on a surface comprises coating the surface with a coating containing an indicator material that produces UV emissions and monitoring the coating to detect the radiological substances. A UV viewer can be used for monitoring the coating to detect the radiological substances. The invention... Agent: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
20090302226 - Solid-state neutron and alpha particles detector and methods for manufacturing and use thereof: A solid-state detector for detection of neutron and alpha particles detector and methods for manufacturing and use thereof are described. The detector has an active region formed of a polycrystalline semiconductor compound comprising a particulate semiconductor material sensitive to neutron and alpha particles radiation imbedded in a binder. The particulate... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20090302227 - Neutron detection structure: A neutron detection structure built from a Silicon-On-Insulator memory cell includes a conversion layer for converting incident neutrons into emitted charged particles, a device layer for receiving the emitted charged particles, a buried oxide layer separating the conversion layer from the device layer and directly adjacent to the conversion layer... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services
20090302228 - Device for quantification of radioisotope concentrations in a micro-fluidic platform: A micro-fluidic device has a micro-fluidic circuit layer and a charged-particle detection layer disposed proximate the micro-fluidic circuit layer. The micro-fluidic device is constructed to provide a two-dimensional image of charged-particle emissions from a sample within the micro-fluidic circuit layer while in operation. A method of quantification of radioactivity in... Agent: Venable LLP
20090302229 - Imaging apparatus and radiation imaging system: An imaging apparatus includes a plurality of pixels disposed on an insulation substrate. Each of the pixels includes a plurality of thin-film transistors, a conversion element disposed above the TFTs, and a plurality of insulating layers disposed between the conversion element and the plurality of TFTs. The plurality of TFTs... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090302230 - Use of a broad band uv light source for reducing the mercury interference in ozone measurements: The present disclosure provides a means of greatly reducing the interference of mercury vapor in the UV absorbance measurement of ozone. Currently, commercial ozone monitors make use of a low pressure Hg lamp as the radiation source. Because the lamp spectral lines are extremely narrow and resonant with the Hg... Agent: Oppedahl Patent Law Firm LLC (p&a)
20090302231 - Non-streaming high-efficiency perforated semiconductor neutron detectors, methods of making same and measuring wand and detector modules utilzing same: Non-streaming high-efficiency perforated semiconductor neutron detectors, method of making same and measuring wands and detector modules utilizing same are disclosed. The detectors have improved mechanical structure, flattened angular detector responses, and reduced leakage current. A plurality of such detectors can be assembled into imaging arrays, and can be used for... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.
20090302232 - Multi-window signal processing electronics architecture for photon counting with multi-element sensors: A radiation detection and counting system (2) includes a radiation detector element (5) for outputting a signal related to an energy of a radiation event received thereby and an amplifier (8) for amplifying the signal output by the detector element (5). A gain equalization circuit (10) adjusts the gain of... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20090302233 - Charged particle beam apparatus: A charged particle beam apparatus 1 has: a charged particle source 9 that emits a charged particle beam I; a charged particle beam optical system 11 having: a correcting and deflecting unit 19 that corrects and deflects the charged particle beam I, and an objective lens 16 that focuses and... Agent: Bruce L Adams Adams & Wilks
20090302234 - Method and apparatus for observing inside structures, and specimen holder: An object of the invention is to provide a method and apparatus for observing inside structures and a specimen holder, wherein aging degradation of a good sample to a bad sample can be tracked in the same field of view, using the same specimen in order to determine the mechanism... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090302235 - Fluorescent non-metallic particles encapsulated in a metallic coating: The present invention relates to a particle comprising a non-metallic core having a fluorescent material and a metallic shell encapsulating the non-metallic core wherein the metallic shell has transparency for an electromagnetic radiation having a first wavelength to excite the said fluorescent material and reflectance for an electromagnetic radiation having... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090302236 - Inorganic luminescent phosphor materials for lighting: where A is Sr alone or Sr mixed with Ba and/or Ca such that A comprises at least about ⅔ mole % of Sr and up to about ⅓ mole percent of Ba and/or Ca; R is a rare earth element or a mixture of rare earth elements; M is... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.
20090302237 - Photoluminescent fibers, compositions and fabrics made therefrom: Disclosed are photoluminescent fibers containing photoluminescent phosphorescent materials and photoluminescent fluorescent materials whose emission signature lies partly or fully in the infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum. Also disclosed are the use of the inventive fibers, fabrics made therefrom, and objects containing the fiber.... Agent: Bingham Mccutchen LLP
20090302238 - Apparatus and method for irradiating energy beam: [Means for solving] On peeling a protection sheet T which is stuck to the wafer W and has an ultraviolet radiation curable adhesive A, an ultraviolet ray is irradiated to the adhesive A of the protection sheet T, and on an occasion of reducing its adhesive strength, the wafer W... Agent: Norris, Mclaughlin & Marcus, P.A.
20090302239 - Device using dielectric lens: The present invention relates to a dielectric lens able to be used in both the radio wave band and the light wave band, and a device using this dielectric lens. The device comprises a dielectric lens formed of a transparent dielectric member being small in dielectric loss and having an... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC
20090302240 - Solar photon filter: This invention relates to a solar photon filter, hereafter known as the SPF, which is a combination band-pass filtering system consisting of a multiple set of cold or hot mirrors and infra-red absorbers set in a 360-degree or linear arrangement. The system removes almost all of the photons carried by... Agent: Arthur Robert Tilford
20090302241 - X-ray opaque filament, x-ray opaque covered filament and fiber structure using said x-ray opaque filament and/or x-ray opaque covered filament: An X-ray opaque filament is provided, which is constituted of a filament formed of a thermoplastic resin containing an X-ray opaque agent and has a dry heat shrinkage of 3.5 to 0% at 130° C. An X-ray opaque covered filament is provided, which is formed by covering the periphery of... Agent: Fildes & Outland
20090302242 - Optical coupled sensors for harsh environments: An optical sensor comprising a light source; a sensor substrate, arranged to receive a force to be detected, the sensor substrate including an interference pattern generator, optically coupled to the light source for receiving light from the light source, and generating an interference pattern, and a detector, optically coupled to... Agent: Atk C/o Vidas, Arrett & Steinkraus, P.A.12/03/2009 > 81 patent applications in 45 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090294628 - Measurement method, measurement apparatus, and method of manufacturing optical system: The present invention provides a measurement method of measuring a light beam wavefront formed by a measurement target object using a measurement apparatus which includes an optical system having a reference surface and a detection unit having a detection surface, and detects, by the detection unit, an interference pattern, between... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090294632 - Globally reset image sensor pixels: An imaging circuit includes a pixel array that is arranged to concurrently reset pixels in a pixel array in response to a global reset signal. The pixels are arranged in rows, such that the rows can be individually selected by a row select line. A reset transistor concurrently resets the... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090294629 - Image sensing device: In an image sensing device having a housing, having a circuit assemblage disposed on a circuit board, and having an image sensor that is disposed on a circuit board and in front of an opening of the housing, in order to improve the shielding effect, at least one shielding layer... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090294631 - Image sensor having reduced well bounce: A CMOS image sensor or other type of image sensor comprises a pixel array and sampling and readout circuitry associated with the pixel array. In conjunction with readout of one or more pixels in a selected group of pixels of the pixel array, a pixel power line signal of the... Agent: Pedro P. Hernandez Patent Legal Staff
20090294633 - Image sensor using photo-detecting molecule and method of operating the same: Provided is an image sensor using a photo-detecting molecule and a method of operating the image sensor. The image sensor may include a plurality of first electrodes disposed parallel to each other and a plurality of second electrodes disposed parallel to each other in a direction perpendicular to the first... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090294630 - Image sensor, image reading device and production method of image sensor: An image sensor and a manufacturing method thereof are provided, so that the warp or the distortion is not caused even if there is the thermal expansion difference or the thermal contraction difference in the longitudinal direction between the linear illuminating device and the frame. The image sensor comprises a... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20090294634 - Imaging device: A close contact type imaging device is an imaging device for acquiring an image of an object in a state that the object is in close contact to an image sensor. This imaging device has an angle limiting filter. The angle limiting filter is constructed from: a glass substrate of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090294635 - Inspection method and apparatus, lithographic apparatus, lithographic processing cell and device manufacturing method: In a scatterometry apparatus having an illumination aperture stop, a field stop is provided at an intermediate image to control a spot size on a substrate. The field stop may be apodized, e.g., having a transmissivity in the form of a trapezium or a Gaussian shape.... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20090294636 - Optical movement detection device: The invention relates to an optical movement detection device including a light source (10) for irradiating a surface (12), a power supply (14) and an optical sensor (16) for sensing light reflected from the surface (12). In order to avoid unused optical energy, it is proposed that the optical movement... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090294637 - Absolute position detection type photoelectric encoder: In an absolute position detection type photoelectric encoder devised so as to detect a pseudorandom pattern disposed on a main scale by means of a plurality of imaging optical systems, assembling of the absolute position detection type photoelectric encoder is facilitated and production cost thereof is reduced by providing: a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090294638 - Nanomechanical oscillator: A mechanical oscillator has components with dimensions in a sub-micron range to produce resonance mode oscillations in a gigahertz range. A major element is coupled to a minor, sub-micron element to produce large amplitude gigahertz frequency oscillation that is detected with readily available techniques. The mechanical structure can be formed... Agent: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP
20090294639 - Wafer level image module: A wafer level image module includes a photo sensor for outputting an electrical signal upon receiving light, a lens set for focusing incident light onto the photo sensor, and an adjustment member disposed between the photo sensor and the lens set for controlling the distance between the photo sensor and... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20090294640 - System for capturing graphical images using hyperspectral illumination: A graphical scanner for scanning a graphical image includes a source for producing an optical beam, a monochromator for dividing the optical beam into a plurality of component beams for hyperspectral bandpasses, a director for directing the component beams to illuminate portions of the graphical image, a sensor for measuring... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
20090294641 - Auxiliary drag field electrodes: Auxiliary electrodes for creating drag fields may be provided as arrays of finger electrodes on thin substrates such as printed circuit board material for insertion between main RF electrodes of a multipole. A progressive range of voltages can be applied along lengths of the auxiliary electrodes by implementing a voltage... Agent: Thermo Finnigan LLC
20090294644 - Dynamic multiplexed analysis method using ion mobility spectrometer: A method for multiplexed analysis using ion mobility spectrometer in which the effectiveness and efficiency of the multiplexed method is optimized by automatically adjusting rates of passage of analyte materials through an IMS drift tube during operation of the system. This automatic adjustment is performed by the IMS instrument itself... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute Attn:IPServices, K1-53
20090294652 - Electron generation apparatuses, mass spectrometry instruments, methods of generating electrons, and mass spectrometry methods: Electron generation apparatuses are disclosed that can include a power source coupled to a first electrode, and a switch between the power source and the first electrode. Mass spectrometry instruments are disclosed that can include a power source coupled to a first electrode, and a switch between the power source... Agent: Wells St. John P.s.
20090294651 - Evaluation of frequency mass spectra: The invention relates to the evaluation of mass spectra from mass spectrometers in which ions are excited to mass-specific oscillating or orbiting motions, and the ion motion is recorded as a time signal. The invention provides methods to detect parameter drift that occurs during the recording of a time signal... Agent: O''shea Getz P.C.
20090294653 - Ion concentration transistor and dual-mode sensors: An ion concentration sensor produces a signal reflective of the ion concentration within a solution. The ion concentration sensor is based on an ion sensitive transistor having a solution input, a reference input, a diffusion input, and a diffusion output. The ion sensitive transistor is connected as a pass transistor,... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.
20090294645 - Ion detection and parameter estimation for n-dimensional data: Methods and apparatus for LC/IMS/MS analysis involve obtaining noisy raw data from a sample, convolving the data with an artifact-reducing filter, and locating, in retention-time, ion mobility, and mass-to-charge-ratio dimensions, one or more ion peaks of the convolved data.... Agent: Waters Technologies Corporation C/o Waters Corporation
20090294642 - Mass spectrometer: A mass spectrometer is disclosed comprising a MALDI ion source coupled to an orthogonal acceleration Time of Flight mass analyser (13). The mass spectrometer is operated at a first instrument setting wherein specific parent ions are selected by a mass filter and are accelerated to a first axial energy. The... Agent: Waters Technologies Corporation C/o Waters Corporation
20090294646 - Mass spectrometer: An electron capture dissociation device to implement a combination of electron capture dissociation and collision dissociation and a mass spectrometer with the use thereof are provided. This device includes a linear ion trap provided with linear multipole electrodes applied with a radio frequency electric field and wall electrodes that are... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC
20090294647 - Measuring the mobility of mass selected ions: In an ion mobility spectrometer (IMS) coupled to a mass spectrometer (MS), the ion current from a suitable ion source is modulated with an analog modulation having a smooth modulation function, whose instantaneous frequency varies with time over a wide frequency range. The modulated ion current is continuously fed through... Agent: Law Offices Of Paul E. Kudirka
20090294649 - Method and apparatus for generation of reagent ions in a mass spectrometer: A front-end reagent ion source for a mass spectrometer is disclosed. Reagent vapor is supplied to a reagent ionization volume located within a chamber of the mass spectrometer and maintained at a low vacuum pressure. Reagent ions are formed by interaction of the reagent vapor molecules with an electrical discharge... Agent: Thermo Finnigan LLC
20090294648 - Method and system for providing a modifier to a curtain gas for a differential mobility spectrometer: A system including a differential mobility spectrometer is described as is a method of operating the system including the differential mobility spectrometer. The method and system involve a) providing ions to the differential mobility spectrometer; b) providing a drift gas to an inlet of the differential mobility spectrometer; c) adjusting... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.
20090294650 - Method and system for vacuum driven differential mobility spectrometer/mass spectrometer interface with adjustable resolution and selectivity: A mass spectrometer system including a differential mobility spectrometer and a mass spectrometer at least partially sealed to, and in fluid communication, with, the differential mobility spectrometer, together with a related method, are provided. The mass spectrometer system can be operable to, and method can comprise, a) maintaining the differential... Agent: Rauschenbach Patent Law Group, LLC
20090294643 - Real-time control of ion detection with extended dynamic range: In a method controlling an ion detector, one or more ion input signals are received at the ion detector. A data point indicative of an intensity of at least one of the received ion input signals is acquired. Asynchronously with acquiring the data point, a drive voltage applied to the... Agent: Varian Inc. Legal Department
20090294654 - Detection of positive and negative ions: An ion detector comprises an ion guide with electrodes arranged about a first axis; a positive ion detection device with an ion inlet at a first side of the ion output section offset from and at an angle to the first axis; and a negative ion detection device with an... Agent: Varian Inc. Legal Department
20090294657 - Driving a mass spectrometer ion trap or mass filter: A radio frequency (RF) drive system and method for driving the ion trap or mass filter of a mass spectrometer has a programmable RF frequency source coupled to a RF gain stage. The RF gain stage is transformer coupled to a tank circuit formed with the ion trap or mass... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090294656 - Fragmentation of ions in kingdon ion traps: Fragment ion spectra are acquired in Kingdon ion traps that have a potential well for harmonic oscillations of the ions in the longitudinal direction and in which the ions can oscillate radially in a plane between two or more inner electrodes. Metastable ions, preferably produced by laser desorption, are introduced... Agent: Law Offices Of Paul E. Kudirka
20090294655 - Ion trap array: The invention “Ion Trap Array (ITA)” pertains generally to the field of ion storage and analysis technologies, and particularly to the ion storing apparatus and mass spectrometry instruments which separate ions by its character such as mass-to-charge ratio. The aim of this invention is providing an apparatus for ion storage... Agent: Berenato, White & Stavish, LLC
20090294659 - Time-of-flight mass spectrometer: A time-of-flight mass spectrometer includes a detector and is adapted to measure the time it takes for an accelerated ion to reach the detector and thereby measure the mass of the ion. The time-of-flight mass spectrometer scans a voltage applied to an ion incident side surface of the detector in... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20090294658 - Tof mass spectrometry with correction for trajectory error: A time-of-flight mass spectrometer includes a pulsed ion source that generates a pulse of ions from a sample to be analyzed. An ion lens focuses the pulse of ions into an ion beam. An ion deflector deflects the ion beam into a deflected ion beam path. An ion mirror is... Agent: Rauschenbach Patent Law Group, LLC
20090294660 - Single and multiple operating mode ion sources with atmospheric pressure chemical ionization: An Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization (APCI) source interfaced to a mass spectrometer is configured with a corona discharge needle positioned inside the APCI inlet probe assembly. Liquid sample flowing into the APCI inlet probe is nebulized and vaporized prior to passing through the corona discharge region all contained in the... Agent: Levisohn Bergen LLP
20090294661 - Mass spectrometer and mass spectrometry method: The present invention relates to an ion trap with a large trap capacity. A mass spectrometer comprises a first linear ion trap that performs mass selective ejection, and a second linear ion trap that accumulates and then mass selectively ejects ions ejected from the first linear ion trap. Directions of... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.
20090294662 - Ion funnel ion trap and process: An ion funnel trap is described that includes a inlet portion, a trapping portion, and a outlet portion that couples, in normal operation, with an ion funnel. The ion trap operates efficiently at a pressure of ˜1 Torr and provides for: 1) removal of low mass-to-charge (m/z) ion species, 2)... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute Attn:IPServices, K1-53
20090294663 - Curved ion guide and related methods: An ion guide includes a plurality of curved electrodes and an ion deflecting device. The electrodes are arranged in parallel with each other and with a central curved axis, the curved central axis being co-extensive with an arc of a circular section having a radius of curvature, each electrode being... Agent: Varian Inc. Legal Department
20090294664 - Electron beam apparatus: The present invention includes an electron beam device for examining defects on semiconductor devices. The device includes an electron source for generating a primary electron beam, wherein the total acceleration potential is divided and is provided across the ground potential. Also included is at least one condenser lens for pre-focusing... Agent: Sawyer Law Group PC
20090294665 - Scanning electron microscope and similar apparatus: To provide a scanning electron microscope that can detect with high efficiency the secondary electrons generated from the entire surface of a target, in a scanning electron microscope with an objective lens having a retarding electric field near a sample, at least two detectors are arranged with axial symmetry to... Agent: Kubovcik & Kubovcik
20090294666 - Ir camera and method for presenting ir information: A camera (1) arranged to generate an IR image (21) and a visible light image (23) is proposed, said camera comprising a thermal imaging part (3) for registering IR radiation from a first field of view, a visible light imaging part (9) for registering visible light from a second field... Agent: Albihns Ab
20090294667 - Methods and systems for detecting concealed objects: Methods and systems for detecting the presence of concealed objects that can be utilized at locations where conventional methods cannot be utilized are disclosed. One embodiment of the method of these teachings for detecting the presence of concealed objects uses thermal radiation of a body as a source of radiation.... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP
20090294668 - Focusing and sensing apparatus, methods, and systems: Apparatus, methods, and systems provide focusing, focus-adjusting, and sensing. In some approaches the focus-adjusting includes providing an extended depth of focus greater than a nominal depth of focus. In some approaches the focus-adjusting includes focus-adjusting with a transformation medium, where the transformation medium may include an artificially-structured material such as... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene
20090294669 - Surface contamination examining device and method: A surface contamination examining device includes a radiation detector 11 and an arithmetic/display device 13 for displaying radiation intensity in form of a counting rate. The arithmetic/display device has a boundary detecting device 10 that detects the boundary of contamination 14 of an object to be measured by a radioactive... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC
20090294670 - Microwave sensor: One embodiment is provided with a movement distance measuring means (41) that measures as a movement distance an amount of change per unit of time in a distance to a detected detection target object, an alarm signal output control means (42) that performs control such that an alarm signal (Dout1)... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20090294671 - Target brightness: An infrared measurement method and device is described having light projecting target sighting means. Changing the sighting display controls brightness of the sighted target. Automatic brightness control of the target is provided by a light sensor and/or according to target distance. Switching the display light into different patterns changes brightness,... Agent: William Anthony Drucker
20090294672 - Method for determination of the total acid number and naphthenic acid number of petroleum, petroleum cuts and petroleum emulsions of water-in-oil type by mid-infrared spectroscopy: The present invention relates to a method for the determination of the total acid number and naphthenic acid number of petroleum, petroleum cuts and petroleum emulsions of water-in-oil type by mid-infrared spectroscopy utilising correlation between data gathered by means of absorption spectrums obtained with a Fourier-transform infrared spectrophotometer operating in... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090294673 - High-volume on-line spectroscopic composition testing of manufactured pharmaceutical dosage units: Disclosed are pharmaceutical dosage unit manufacturing process control apparatus and methods. These can include acquiring a plurality of multi-pixel images of a flow of pharmaceutical dosage units at different wavelengths along an axis that is perpendicular to a direction of the flow of pharmaceutical dosage units, processing the images acquired... Agent: Kristofer E. Elbing
20090294674 - Method and device for eliminating parasite reflections during inspection of translucent or transparent hollow objects: The invention relates to a process for inspecting, by means of at least one sensor (6) sensitive to infrared radiation, hollow transparent or translucid objects (2) at high temperature leaving different moulding cavities (4). According to the invention, to inspect an object the infrared radiation taken into account for the... Agent: Clark & Brody
20090294675 - Secure enclosure: A system is provided for detecting when an enclosure having a body and a removable cover is opened. The system comprises a light source for generating a light beam, a light detector for detecting the light beam, and at least one reflector all mounted inside the enclosure. The reflector reflects... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)
20090294676 - Cooling device and cooling method: The present invention provides a cooling device that can cool an electronic device in a short amount of time. When an electronic cassette has been accommodated in a housing device, the cooling device performs heat absorption by spraying an antiseptic liquid from nozzles onto the electronic cassette.... Agent: Moss & Burke, PLLC
20090294677 - Method for signal intensity correction in waveguide sensors: Methods are provided for enhancing the detection of analytes with waveguides by accounting for cumulative light absorptions attributable to the presence of one or more analytes in a sample as well as the waveguide material.... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090294678 - Radiation directional finder and isotope identification system: A system and method determine a direction associated with gamma and/or neutron radiation emissions. A first radiation photon count associated with a first detector in a detector set is received from the first detector. The first radiation photon count is associated with at least one radiation source. A second radiation... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.
20090294680 - Energy resolution in semiconductor gamma radiation detectors using heterojunctions and methods of use and preparation thereof: In one embodiment, a system comprises a semiconductor gamma detector material and a hole blocking layer adjacent the gamma detector material, the hole blocking layer resisting passage of holes therethrough. In another embodiment, a system comprises a semiconductor gamma detector material, and an electron blocking layer adjacent the gamma detector... Agent: John H. Lee Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
20090294679 - Radiation imaging apparatus, its control method, and recording medium storing program for executing the control method: To provide a radiation imaging apparatus capable of restraining the change of image qualities due to the change of sensitivities of an MIS-type photoelectric conversion element and its control method. Therefore, an MIS-type photoelectric conversion element 217 is set to a saturation state before performing radiation imaging. As means for... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090294683 - Curved scintillation crystal array: Partially and completely curved and spherical scintillation arrays are described. These arrays can provide improved imaging of a variety of subjects and objects.... Agent: Saint-gobain/gtpp
20090294681 - Radiation detector with dual-speed scintillator: An apparatus for detecting radiation includes a dual-speed scintillator for receiving the radiation and emitting secondary radiation in response thereto, and detectors in communication with the dual-speed scintillator for receiving the secondary radiation.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20090294682 - Scintillator and methods of making and using same: A scintillation array and methods of making and using are provided. The array may be a flexible array that can be arranged into two or more flexible configurations. The array may be positioned around a portion of an object so that the array pixels are equidistant from the center or... Agent: Saint-gobain/gtpp
20090294685 - System for overlay measurement in semiconductor manufacturing: Provided is a system for overlay measurement in semiconductor manufacturing that includes a generator for exposing an overlay target to radiation and a detector for detecting reflected beams of the overlay target. The reflected beams are for overlay measurement and include at least two different beams.... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20090294684 - Ultraviolet intensity detecting method, fabricating display apparatus method and display apparatus using the same: A display apparatus is provided. The display apparatus is used for detecting an ultraviolet (UV) intensity. The display apparatus includes a lower-substrate, an upper-substrate and a processing unit. The lower-substrate includes a first, a second and a third photo sensors for detecting an intensity of the light in a first,... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20090294686 - Method for monitoring an unknown container or the contents in a volume, monitoring system for being used with said method, and radiation detector for such a monitoring system: A method for monitoring a container or the contents in a volume (39, 47), including allowing at least one of a beta, gamma, neutron, and proton radiation emerging from said container or volume (39, 47), and/or secondary particles or radiation brought forth by said radiation, to pass through a measuring... Agent: Pauley Petersen & Erickson
20090294687 - Three modes particle detector: The invention discloses a charged particle detecting apparatus for detecting positive ions, negative ions and electrons emitted from a sample, the apparatus comprising a housing, defining a chamber in its interior, which is confined by conductive walls, and has an opening to the outside of said housing; a grid for... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090294689 - Fluid treatment system: There is described a fluid treatment system which may which may be used with radiation sources that do not require a protective sleeve—e.g., excimer radiation sources. An advantage of the present fluid system treatment is that the radiation sources may be removed from the fluid treatment zone without necessarily having... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (c/o Patent Administrator)
20090294688 - Ultraviolet radiation treatment system: Apparatus for treating a fluid with UV light which comprises or includes apparatus to confine a flow path of the fluid to be treated between an inner boundary defining tube (“inner tube”) transparent to the UV light and an outer boundary defining tube (“outer tube”) transparent to the UV light,... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20090294690 - Method of forming tem sample holder: A TEM sample holder is formed from at least one nano-manipulator probe tip and a TEM sample holder pre-form. The probe tip is permanently attached to the TEM sample-holder pre-form to create a TEM sample holder before attachment of a sample to the point of the probe tip inside a... Agent: Glast, Phillips & Murray, P.c
20090294693 - Apparatus and method for optical examination of documents: An apparatus for optical examination of documents. The apparatus includes a light source, a viewing unit having a window through which light emitted from the light source exits for examination of documents by an observer. A method for optical examination of a document. The method steps include: providing a light... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20090294691 - Method for improving the detection of fluorescence signals during a resonance energy transfer: The invention concerns the use of the fluorescence polarization phenomenon to improve detection of fluorescent signals during a fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET). In particular, the invention concerns a method for improving signal/noise ratio in a FRET measurement. The invention also concerns an apparatus for measuring fluorescence following an energy... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20090294692 - Plasmonic assisted systems and methods for interior energy-activation from an exterior source: A method and a system for producing a change in a medium disposed in an artificial container. The method places in a vicinity of the medium at least one of a plasmonics agent and an energy modulation agent. The method applies an initiation energy through the artificial container to the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20090294694 - Luminescence microscopy with enhanced resolution: The invention is directed to a resolution-enhanced luminescence microscopy method in which a sample is excited to the emission of luminescence radiation through irradiation by excitation radiation, and an image of the luminescing sample is acquired. A first partial volume of the sample is irradiated by a first laser radiation... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - Ny Patent Department
20090294695 - Sample plate designs for maldi and desi for molecular imaging of coated medical devices on the applied biosystems qstar/voyager maldi mass spectrometer: Holding devices for securely holding medical devices, such as stents, are utilized in performing molecular imaging of the medical devices.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20090294696 - Curing of photo-curable printing plates with flat tops or round tops: An apparatus for curing a printing plate made of or having photo-curable material, a method of curing such a printing plate, and a printing plate cured by the method. One embodiment of the method includes curing a printing plate made of or having photo-curable material thereon. The method includes producing... Agent: Dov Rosenfeld
20090294698 - Control of particles on semiconductor wafers when implanting boron hydrides: A method for reducing particle contamination during implantation of ions comprises providing an implantation system for implanting ions into a workpiece via an ion beam, wherein one or more components are under selective vacuum and have one or more contaminants in a first state disposed thereon. A gas is introduced... Agent: Eschweiler & Associates, LLC National City Bank Building
20090294697 - Charged particle beam apparatus: The present invention includes a vacuum vessel in which a charged particle source (electron source, ion source, etc.) is disposed and a non-evaporable getter pump disposed at a position that does not directly face electron beams and includes a structure that makes the non-evaporable getter pump upward with respect to... Agent: Juan Carlos A. Marquez C/o Stites & Harbison PLLC
20090294699 - Method for influencing an energy state of a radiation source: A method is provided for influencing an energy state of a radiation source. In order to provide a method that in a simple manner influences the energy state of a radiation source in a high-pressure metal vapour lamp, for the increase or decrease of the energy of the radiation source... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP
20090294700 - Apparatus and method for transporting radiopharmaceuticals: A method and apparatus for transporting radiopharmaceuticals. Typically, the apparatus is a two-part assembly, each part having an exterior shell, a radiation shield and a non-porous lining. Additionally, the assembled apparatus has a sealed internal chamber suitable for carrying a syringe or a sharps container containing a syringe. The internal... Agent: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
20090294701 - Image reading apparatus and image reading method for effectively performing shading compensation: When reading the first document sheet, light intensity reference data is acquired by sampling a white reference plate while acquiring light intensity reference auxiliary data indicative of the light intensity of a light source lamp by sampling an auxiliary white reference plate. Then, just before reading the second or subsequent... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20090294703 - Optical lens system and method for microfluidic devices: An apparatus for imaging one or more selected fluorescence indications from a microfluidic device. The apparatus includes an imaging path coupled to least one chamber in at least one microfluidic device. The imaging path provides for transmission of one or more fluorescent emission signals derived from one or more samples... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090294702 - Optical measuring instrument, and wavelength calibration method and optical measuring method for light detector: An optical measuring instrument includes: a flow channel for allowing a specimen to be circulated therein; a first light source including a light emitting diode for emitting light to be used for optical adjustment and/or image confirmation in the flow channel; a second light source for irradiating light upon the... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20090294704 - Active millimeter wave imaging system and method: A system and method for millimeter wave imaging, comprises at least one illumination source (10) of a millimeter wave beam; a diffuser array (12) comprising a plurality of diffuser elements (12) for diffusing the beam from the illumination source (12) across the desired sector; and at least one camera (16)... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20090294705 - Radiation detector: A radiation detector is constituted by: a recording photoconductive layer; and electrodes provided on both sides of the photoconductive layer. Electric charges, which are generated within the recording photoconductive layer when radiation is irradiated thereon while a predetermined biasing voltage is being applied between the electrodes, are read out as... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20090294706 - Apparatus for reading out x-ray information stored in storage phosphor plates: An apparatus (10) for reading out X-ray information stored in storage phosphor plates with an input unit, (12) for inputting a plurality of cassettes (14, 28, 32) which can be stacked one behind the other in a direction of stacking (S) within the input unit (12), has an oblong accommodation... Agent: Houston Eliseeva
20090294707 - Apparatus for reading out x-ray information stored in storage phosphor plates: An apparatus (10) for reading out, in a time-saving and reliable way, X-ray information stored in storage phosphor plates with an input unit (12) in which a plurality of cassettes (14) in which a storage phosphor plate to be read out is respectively located, can be input. A read-out unit... Agent: Houston Eliseeva
20090294708 - Device for reading out exposed imaging plates: A combined device (10) for reading out and erasing imaging plates (30) comprises an eraser (14) disposed down-stream of a readout unit (12) at a short distance thereof, said eraser being separated from the readout unit (12) by a light barrier (46).... Agent: Factor & Lake, LtdPrevious industry: Static molds
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