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Radiant energy August inventions list 08/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100213348 - Separated unit pixel preventing sensitivity reduction and the driving method using the unit pixel: Provided are a separation type unit pixel for preventing sensitivity reduction to prevent a depletion area from decreasing and a method of driving the unit pixel. The separation type unit pixel for preventing sensitivity reduction includes: a substrate; a photodiode constructed with a junction of a P-type diffusion area and... Agent: Jae Y. Park
20100213349 - Optical mirror system: An optical apparatus comprising a first mirror (12), a second mirror (14), and at least one support (30) for holding the second mirror in substantially a predetermined position relative to said first mirror (12), wherein said at least one support (30) comprises at least one actuator (32) arranged to adjust... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose
20100213351 - Solid state image sensor and image sensing apparatus incorporated with the same: A solid state image sensor and an image sensing apparatus incorporated with the solid state image sensor include: pixel arrays each provided with pixels, and an accumulating section e.g. a capacitor CX which sums up and accumulates signal charges obtained by exposure of an object with respect to a corresponding... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP
20100213350 - Solid-state imaging device, imaging device, and semiconductor device: A solid-state imaging device includes: a pixel array unit; a vertical scan unit reading out analog pixel signals from the pixel array unit; an AD conversion unit provided each column for converting the analog pixel signals read out from the pixel array unit into digital data; a data memory unit... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100213352 - Current subtraction pixel: A pixel for detecting at least a portion of the electromagnetic spectrum may be provided. The pixel includes a detector element for detecting at least a portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, a bias point coupled to an output of the detector element for applying a biasing voltage to the detector... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP
20100213353 - Analog photon counting: A pixel for the detection of electromagnetic radiation or impinging high energy particles, in particular for detecting X-ray photons, comprises a radiation receptor for converting the electromagnetic radiation or impinging high energy particles into a radiation signal, a converter for converting the radiation signal into a pulse train, and an... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100213354 - Solid-state imaging element and driving method of the solid-state image element: Disclosed herein is a solid-state imaging element including: (A) a light reception/charge storage region formed in a semiconductor layer, the light reception/charge storage region including M light reception/charge storage layers stacked one on top of the other, where M≧2; (B) a charge output region formed in the semiconductor layer; (C)... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100213355 - Full-width line image-sensing head: A full-width line image-sensing head (FLIH) is proposed for, expressed in X-Y-Z coordinates, converting a pixel line image (PLI) of length LPL along X-direction into a line image signal (LIS). The FLIH includes a full-width linear image sensor (FLIS) of length LIS along X-direction and displaced from the PLI along... Agent: Chein-hwa S. Tsao
20100213356 - Passive optical limiter having nonlinear material: The invention relates to a passive optical limiter having a nonlinear material capable of switching in a predetermined optical band from a transparent state to an opaque state as a function of the power of an incident laser beam. The nonlinear material is an organic dye which comprises molecules derived... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20100213357 - Fibre optic probe: A bidirectional fibre optic probe comprises an optical in/out coupler and a single fibre or a bundle of fibres, each fibre having a proximal end and a distal end and a numerical aperture NA=sin θ. The numerical aperture NA describes the range of angles over which the optical fibre's proximal... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP
20100213358 - Optical encoder and method for measuring displacement information using multiple optical tracks of diffractive optical regions having different periodicities: An optical encoder and method for measuring displacement information uses an encoder member that includes multiple optical tracks of diffractive optical regions having different periodicities with respect to consecutive identical diffractive optical regions to produce diffracted beams of light from at least one beam of light emitted from a light... Agent: Thomas H. Ham Wilson & Ham
20100213359 - Measuring apparatus and measuring method for measuring axis tilt of shaft of motor for polygon mirror: A measuring apparatus includes a light source emitting a measuring light, a first photo-detection element directly receiving a part of a reflected light of the measuring light reflected from a shaft to be measured to detect a first light receiving position, and a second photo-detection element directly receiving another part... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/panasonic
20100213360 - Pressure sensor and pressure measurement method of pressure sensor: Disclosed is a pressure sensor comprising: a substrate; a pressure reception plate which is provided in a state of facing the substrate, the pressure reception plate comprising in a surface which faces the substrate, a low reflection region, and a high reflection region having a relatively higher reflection ratio compared... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100213361 - Mass spectrometer: A mass spectrometer is disclosed wherein an ion signal is split into a first and second signal. The first and second signals are multiplied by different gains and are digitised. Arrival time and intensity pairs are calculated for both digitised signals and the resulting time and intensity pairs are combined... Agent: Waters Technologies Corporation
20100213362 - Radiation dosimetry method: A radiation dosimetry method and associated devices for carrying out the method are disclosed herein. More particularly, a method and associated apparatus which compensates for variations in amounts of a radiation sensitive material in a radiation dosimetry film is provided.... Agent: International Specialty Products William J. Davis, Esq.
20100213363 - Mass spectrometry unit: A mass spectrometry unit of the present invention includes a mass spectrometry portion that detects ion current values of a gas to be measured according to mass-to-charge ratio, to thereby measure partial pressures of the gas to be measured. The mass spectrometry unit further includes: a control portion for preliminary... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC
20100213364 - Smart faims sensor: A smart FAIMS sensor system and method includes a 2/2-electrode filter that pumps the ions through the system and separates the ionic species, a detector for collecting the separated ions and generating a detector signal in response to the collected ions, and a controller configured to change the operating parameters... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20100213366 - Coupling between axisymmetric differential mobility analyzers and mass spectrometers or other analyzers and detectors: Prior work on differential mobility analysis (DMA) combined with mass spectrometry (MS) has shown how to couple the output of a planar DMA with the atmospheric pressure inlet of an atmospheric pressure ionization mass spectrometer (APCI-MS). However, because the ion inlet to APCI-MS instruments is a round orifice, while conventional... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
20100213368 - Precise and thorough background subtraction: A method for identifying and characterizing components of interest in complex samples includes subjecting both a sample and its control samples to chromatography/high resolution mass spectrometry analysis to detect ions of the samples. The method includes defining sections of control sample data within specified chromatographic fluctuation time and mass precision... Agent: Xin Wang
20100213365 - Screening system and method for operating the same: A method of operating a screening system includes applying an electromagnetic field to a subject in a region at least partially enclosed by electromagnetic shielding, and measuring an output from a sensor. The output is representative of an interaction of the electromagnetic field and the subject. A trace vapor is... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (22697) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100213367 - Soft ablative desorption method and system: Methods and systems are provided for the soft desorption of analyte from a sample, in which an optical beam absorbed within an irradiate zone of the sample causes vibrational excitations of a component within the sample. The optical beam, providing sufficient energy to superheat the component, is provided for a... Agent: Dowell & Dowell P.C.
20100213369 - Method: The invention relates to a method for producing image contrast by phase shifting in the electron optics, wherein, from an intermediate image (5), an anamorphic image (6, 6′) of the axial rays (xα, yβ) is produced by quadrupole fields (Q1′, Q2′, Q3′; Q11′, Q12′, Q13′) with simultaneous passage through zero... Agent: Kohler Schmid Moebus
20100213370 - Electron beam apparatus: The present invention provides an electron beam apparatus which can capture images at high speeds even using an area sensor which senses a small number of frames per second, by deflecting a primary electron beam by a deflector to irradiate each of sub-visual fields which are formed by dividing an... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20100213371 - Scanning electron microscope: A technique executes autofocus adjustment stably even when a plurality of patterns or foreign matter capable of being imaged only by a specific detector are included independently. Such an image as a concavo-convex image having a weak contrast can be picked up. The technique can automatically focus such an image... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100213372 - Device for imaging and method for producing the device: A device for imaging the local distribution of at least one thermodynamic variable includes a radiation emitter capable of emitting electromagnetic radiation and a filter for filtering electromagnetic radiation. The emitter and the filter form an arrangement adapted for modifying the electromagnetic radiation emitted by the emitter in dependency of... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20100213373 - Infrared sensor structure and method: A radiation sensor (27) includes a radiation sensor chip (1) including first (7) and second (8) thermopile junctions connected to form a thermopile (7,8). The first thermopile junction is disposed in a floating portion of a dielectric membrane (3) thermally insulated from a silicon substrate (2) of the chip, and... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100213374 - On-chip calibration system and method for infrared sensor: A radiation sensor includes an integrated circuit radiation sensor chip (1A) including first (7) and second (8) thermopile junctions connected in series to form a thermopile (7,8) within a dielectric stack (3). The first thermopile junction (7) is insulated from a substrate (2) of the chip. A resistive heater (6)... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100213375 - Device and method for generating and detecting coherent electromagnetic radiation in the thz frequency range: The present invention relates to a device for generating and detecting coherent electromagnetic radiation (8) in the THz frequency range, comprising an optically parametric oscillator (2) for generating electromagnetic radiation in the THz frequency range (8). In order to provide a device for generating and detecting electromagnetic radiation in the... Agent: Paul And Paul
20100213376 - Method and apparatus for compact spectrometer for multipoint sampling of an object: A method and a portable device for assessing the occurrence of an agent in a sample. A sample is illuminated with photons emanating from a portable device to produce photons reflected, emitted, or absorbed from a set of multiple points in the sample having a defined geometric relationship. The portable... Agent: Chemimage Corporation
20100213377 - Method, apparatus and kit for measuring optical properties of materials: A kit, apparatus and method are presented for use in measuring an optical property of a sample. The kit comprises at least one reference unit, having a reference surface of a directional emissivity of a certain value; and main and auxiliary chambers, each defining an optical window allowing passage of... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis
20100213378 - Radiation imaging apparatus and processing method therefor: A radiation imaging apparatus comprises: a radiation generator configured to irradiate an object with radiation; a radiation detector configured to detect radiation transmitted through the object; a detector configured to detect at least one of movement and rotation of the radiation generator and the radiation detector relative to the object;... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100213379 - Self powered sensor with radioisotope source: A self-powered sensor (e.g., 100, 180, 220, 400) can wake-up systems requiring a trigger signal to wake-up circuits or systems in power-sleep mode, conserving the battery power for emergency computations and communications. In a humidity sensor embodiment 100, radioisotope generated voltage biases are employed to power sensor capacitors to realize... Agent: Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
20100213380 - Neutron detector with gamma ray isolation: A silicon-on-insulator (SOI) neutron detector comprising a silicon-on-insulator structure, wherein the silicon-on-insulator structure consists of an active semiconductor layer, a buried layer, and a handle substrate, a lateral carrier transport and collection detector structure within the active semiconductor layer of the silicon-on-insulator structure, and a neutron to high energy particle... Agent: Naval Research Laboratory Associate Counsel (patents)
20100213382 - Radiation detection device: This device for the detection of ionizing radiation includes a stack integrating a first set of electrodes (1), a solid detector material sensitive to ionizing radiation (2), capable of interacting therewith by releasing electron and electron hole mobile charge carriers, and a second set of electrodes (3), said first and... Agent: Burr & Brown
20100213381 - Radiation detector with several conversion layers: The invention relates to a radiation detector (100), particularly for X-rays (X) and for y-rays, which comprises a combination of (a) at least one primary conversion layer (101a-101f) with a low attenuation coefficient for the photons and (b) at least one secondary conversion layer (102) with a high attenuation coefficient... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100213383 - Radiation imaging apparatus: A judging section judges whether the operating portion provided on a device is being operated. A correcting section performs correction such that the values of signals S that indicate the intensities and directions of external forces applied to the operating portion, which are output from a detecting section while it... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20100213384 - Irradiation field forming device: An irradiation field forming device for forming an irradiation field when a specimen is irradiated with a charged particle beam generated by an accelerator, the irradiation field forming device includes: a range shifter arranged on a beam axis of the charged particle beam for regulating an irradiation depth of the... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20100213385 - Device and method for administering particle beam therapy: A device for circumscribing a target site with a beam. The target site is located within a target body. The path of the beam is varied rotationally so as to form a cone with an isocenter at the cone's apex. The isocenter is fixed on the approximate center of the... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100213386 - Focused ion beam system and sample processing method using the same: A focused ion beam system includes a sample holder having a fixing plane for fixing a sample, a sample base on which the sample holder is provided, a focused ion beam irradiating mechanism that irradiates a focused ion beam to the sample, microtweezers that hold the sample and have the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/seiko Instruments Inc.
20100213387 - Portable corrosion detection apparatus: A method and apparatus comprising a housing, an excitation unit, and a detector. The housing is portable and capable of being positioned relative to a location on an object. Quantum dots are present in the location. The excitation unit is mounted to the housing. The excitation unit is capable of... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20100213388 - Method and device for detecting degradation in the quality of a brake: A method and a device for detecting degradation in the quality of a brake fluid are disclosed. The brake fluid comprises a luminescent dye, wherein there is a change in luminescence emitted by the dye in response to a change in water content of the brake fluid.... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20100213389 - Method, system, and computer program product for localizing photons and a light source emitting the photons: Localization methods and methods for localizing a light source using multivariate statistical analysis. In particular, a multi-variate distribution, such as a multi-variate normal distribution, may be used to localize photons originating from a light source and, in particular, may be used to analyze photon position maps acquired by Photon Event... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20100213390 - Inorganic scintillating mixture and a sensor assembly for charged particle dosimetry: An inorganic scintillating mixture includes at least a first and a second component, each having a characteristic behavior in response to the irradiation with charged particles, such as protons and heavy ions, showing a typical Bragg peak with respect to a relative depth dose. The first component has a quenching... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20100213391 - System for monitoring optical modules of high-power lasers: High-power excimer lasers are assembled with individually replaceable optical module subsystems containing consumable optical components. Windows formed in the enclosures of the optical modules incorporate a fluorescent material for converting ultraviolet light scattered from the components of the optical module into visible light emanating from the windows. Changes in the... Agent: Corning Incorporated
20100213392 - Light mixing chamber: An illumination chamber for illuminating an object with substantially uniform illumination and providing an image of the object, the illumination chamber includes a generally 6-faced polyhedron opaque housing, which encloses a light mixing chamber. The housing includes an object transparent glass sheet, an image transparent glass sheet and at least... Agent: Cssn Inc. Card Scanning Solutions
20100213393 - Charged particle beam processing method: Plural charged particle beams are simultaneously radiated to a surface of an object for processing it while the beams are moved relative to the surface of the object by the same movement. Among the plurality of charged particle beams, a first charged particle beam is an ion beam for a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100213394 - Optimization of control parameters for a particle irradiation system: A device for determining control parameters for a particle irradiation system that deposits different dose values at different target points in a target volume through the selection of sampling points by a particle beam is provided. The device includes an input for receiving information relating to a predefined dose distribution... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100213395 - Extreme ultraviolet light source apparatus: In an extreme ultraviolet light source apparatus generating an extreme ultraviolet light from a plasma generated by irradiating a target, which is a droplet D of molten Sn, with a laser light, and controlling the flow direction of ion generated at the generation of the extreme ultraviolet light by a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP08/19/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list
20100207011 - System and method for performing optical navigation using a compact optical element: A system and method for performing optical navigation uses an illumination optical element positioned between a light source and a navigation surface to bend and collimate a beam of light from the light source, which may be originally emitted in a direction normal to the navigation surface. The illumination optical... Agent: Kathy Manke Avago Technologies Limited
20100207012 - Multi-stage waveform detector: A waveform detector may include multiple stages.... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene
20100207014 - Photoelectric conversion device and method of manufacturing the same: A photoelectric conversion device comprises a semiconductor substrate and a multilayer wiring structure, wherein the multilayer wiring structure includes a first wiring layer which serves as a top wiring layer in an effective region and contains aluminum as a principal component, a first insulation film arranged in the effective region... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100207013 - Vehicle rearview mirror system: A vehicle rearview mirror system includes an electro-optic reflective element, an ambient light sensor that is operable to sense ambient light, a glare light sensor that is operable to sense glare light and a circuit that is responsive to the ambient glare light sensors which establishes a reflectance level of... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP
20100207015 - Fiber-optic scanner: A fiber scanning system is provided comprising a housing (102) with a fiber (13), the fiber (13) comprising a fixed part and a free end, the fixed part being attached to a bottom of the housing (102) and the fiber (13) extending parallel to the wall of the housing (102).... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100207016 - Channel cell system: A cold-atom system has multiple vacuum chambers. One vacuum chamber includes an atom source. A fluidic connection is provided between that vacuum chamber and another vacuum chamber. The fluidic connection includes a microchannel formed as a groove in a substantially flat surface and covered by a layer of material.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100207017 - Charged particle beam writing method and charged particle beam writing apparatus: The height of selected points on the surface of a mask is measured, and if the number of measurement errors in this measurement is less than a predetermined value, an approximated curved surface for the mask surface is generated. The measurement data and height data obtained from the approximated curved... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100207018 - Method and apparatus for the characterisation of geological materials: The invention provides a method and apparatus for the identification of a constituent of or within a rock. The method included: applying low level electromagnetic energy to the rock thereby inducing a thermal response from the constituent; imaging the thermal response from the constituent to obtain thermal image within a... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20100207019 - Optical monitoring of fluid flow: A distributed vibration sensor is positioned in a wellbore to measure fluid flow. The output of the sensor is monitored to acquire a distribution of vibration along a region of interest in the wellbore. An indication of the effectiveness of a well treatment to stimulate fluid flow in the wellbore... Agent: Schlumberger Reservoir Completions
20100207023 - Apparatus and method of photo fragmentation: A method of photo-fragmentation is provided generating a beam of ions from a sample with an ion source, filtering the beam of ions in a filtering region to select desired ions, and photo-fragmenting the desired ions in a photo-fragmentation region having a higher pressure than the filtering region to generate... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.
20100207020 - High mass resolution with icr measuring cells: The compensation potentials on the compensation electrodes of an ICR measuring cell are sequentially adjusted so that an ICR measurement with the longest possible usable image current transient is produced. Then, subsequent ICR measurements are made using the ICR cell with the optimally adjusted compensation potentials. Depending on the kind... Agent: Law Offices Of Paul E. Kudirka
20100207021 - Nanophotonic production, modulation and switching of ions by silicon microcolumn arrays: The production and use of silicon microcolumn arrays that harvest light from a laser pulse to produce ions are described. The systems of the present invention seem to behave like a quasi-periodic antenna array with ion yields that show profound dependence on the plane of laser light polarization and the... Agent: Blank Rome LLP
20100207022 - Platform for field asymmetric waveform ion mobility spectrometry with ion propulsion modes employing gas flow and electric field: A differential ion mobility spectrometry or field asymmetric waveform ion mobility spectrometry (FAIMS) platform is disclosed that utilizes both gas flow and electric field, consecutively or simultaneously, to move ions through the analytical gap. The consecutive combination of flow and field enables rapid and flexible switching of the FAIMS stage... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute Attn:IPServices, K1-53
20100207025 - Active adaptive thermal stealth system: The present invention relates to a thermal vision countermeasure system to enable concealment of objects from identification by thermal imaging night vision systems, including a screen made of thermoelectric modules, disposed between the target object and an IR detector. The screen, formed of at least one thermoelectric unit, is coupled... Agent: Deborah A. Gador
20100207026 - Enhanced vision system sensitive to infrared radiation: An enhanced vision system and method for use with vision systems with an imager sensitive to infrared radiation of less than 2-microns in wavelength, to produce a first image signal. Another imager sensitive to infrared radiation at least 3-microns in wavelength may be used to produce a second image signal.... Agent: Kolisch Hartwell, P.C.
20100207024 - Thermal imaging camera: A thermal imaging camera (1) is provided in which the utilization of the energy reserve carried along is improved in a thermal imaging camera. A sensor element (9) is provided at the carrying device of the thermal imaging camera. The sensor element (9) generates a switching signal for switching between... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC
20100207027 - Particle-counting apparatus with pulse shortening: A particle-counting apparatus is described, which reduces a resulting width of pulses when a charge pulse is received from a particle detector, thereby reducing pile-up problems with pulses. Pulse shortening is obtained by resetting the pulse shortly after it exceeds its peak level at the apparatus output. The apparatus includes... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100207028 - Laser-pulse matrix detector with rapid summation: The invention relates to a light pulse sensor (100) with direct injection fed back which comprises a matrix of photosensors, each photosensor comprising a transducer (1) and an integrator (2) comprising an MOSFET injection transistor (21) mounted as a common gate, a feedback amplifier, an integration capacitor (22). The feedback... Agent: Lariviere, Grubman & Payne, LLP
20100207029 - Single crystal scintillator material and method for producing the same: A single crystal scintillator material according to the present invention includes a single crystal portion that is represented by the compositional formula (CexLu1-x)BO3 in which the mole fraction x of Ce satisfies 0.0001≦x≦0.05.... Agent: Hitachi Metals, Ltd. C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20100207030 - Image pickup apparatus, radiation image pickup apparatus and radiation image pickup system: The invention provides an image pickup apparatus which is provided with plural light receiving areas arranged two-dimensionally, and a vertical scanning circuit composed of plural unit circuit stages arranged in the vertical direction and a horizontal scanning circuit composed of plural unit circuit stages arranged in the horizontal direction, for... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100207031 - Scintillator arrangement for detecting x-ray radiation and x-ray detector with such a scintillator arrangement: A scintillator arrangement for detecting X-ray radiation includes a plurality of pixels separated from one another by reflectors and made of a scintillator ceramic, doped in particular by cerium, for converting the X-ray radiation into visible light. In at least one embodiment, the reflectors are designed for absorbing light with... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100207032 - Radiographic image capture system, radiation generation device, image capture control device and radiographic image capture device: A radiographic image capture system is provided. The system includes: a radiation source control component that, when capturing a radiographic image, controls a radiation source such that radiation for image capture is irradiated after radiation for notification of radiation exposure commencement has been irradiated; a detection component that is provided... Agent: Solaris Intellectual Property Group, PLLC
20100207033 - X-ray detector and fabrication method thereof: A structure of X-ray detector includes a Si-rich dielectric material for serving as a photo-sensing layer to increase light sensitivity. The fabrication method of the X-ray detector including the Si-rich dielectric material needs less photolithography-etching processes, so as to reduce the total thickness of thin film layers and decrease process... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20100207034 - High hamonics genertion of light: A method of generating light is disclosed. The method comprises irradiating a substance with first optical field of a first frequency and second optical field of a second frequency. The second frequency being higher than a cutoff frequency of a harmonics generation spectrum characterizing the interaction of the substance with... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.
20100207035 - Fluorescence based sensors utilizing a mirrored cavity: A fluorescence based sensor system that provides improved signal-to-noise over prior systems is provided. The system includes a fluorescence based sensing medium that is contained a recessed cavity with reflective sides that allow for more uniform excitation of the fluorescence based sensing medium by the excitation light.... Agent: Rene A. Vazquez
20100207036 - Optical imaging device: The invention concerns an optical imaging device for a human or animal body, including: an optical sensing system, a drive system of at least one light collector from the optical sensing system, permitting modification of at least the position and/or direction, and a control system from the drive system, arranged... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100207037 - System, method and computer-accessible medium for providing wide-field superresolution microscopy: Exemplary embodiments of apparatus, system, method and computer-accessible medium using which at least one first pulsed electro-magnetic radiation is generated. Such radiation depletes at least one excited state of at least one molecule. Further, it is possible to generate at least one second electro-magnetic radiation based on the first pulsed... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100207038 - Apparatus and method for laser irradiation: An apparatus for laser irradiation including a housing wherein the housing defines at least a portion of a test volume; a first conduit configured to provide a first flow of gas into the test volume; a second conduit configured to remove the first flow of gas from the test volume;... Agent: Harrington & Smith
20100207039 - Probe microscopy and probe position monitoring apparatus: A method of determining the position of a probe tip. An evanescent electromagnetic field is generated extending beyond an interface boundary between a first medium, having a first refractive index, and a second medium, having a second refractive index which is greater than the first refractive index, the interface boundary... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20100207040 - Light exposure apparatus and manufacturing method of semiconductor device using the same: When annealing of a semiconductor film is conducted using a plurality of lasers, each of the distances between laser irradiation regions is different. When a lithography step is conducted in accordance with a marker which is formed over a substrate in advance after the step, light-exposure is not correctly conducted... Agent: Robinson Intellectual Property Law Office, P.C.
20100207041 - Method of smoothing solid surface with gas cluster ion beam and solid surface smoothing apparatus: Scratches or similar surface roughness in a solid surface is reduced by gas cluster ion beam irradiation. A method of smoothing a solid surface with a gas cluster ion beam includes an irradiation step in which the solid surface is irradiated with a gas cluster ion beam, and the irradiation... Agent: Intellectual Property Law Office Of David Lathrop
20100207042 - Particle beam treatment apparatus and respiration navigation apparatus used therefor: Target respiration information is created in which a patient respiration pattern is set in advance to a cycle suitable for an operation cycle of a synchrotron, and the target respiration information is informed to the patient, so that a patient respiration timing becomes a state suitable for an operation of... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC08/12/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list
20100200727 - System and method for autofocusing an optical system through image spectral analysis: A system and method of autofocusing an optical system uses transforms of images or portions of images formed by the optical system. A detector is used to capture images at different positions relative to the optical system. Transforms and blur spread parameters are calculated for the images for use in... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20100200728 - Optical measurement arrangement: A method and device for enhancing the power correction of optical measurements in an optical measurement arrangement, the steps including: providing a light source for producing a light beam; splitting the light beam into two beams; directing a first split light beam through an interrogation area and into an optics... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20100200729 - 3 transistors 4 shared step & repeat unit cell and 3 transistors 4 shared image sensor including the unit cells: A 3T-4S step & repeat unit cell obtained by combining four image sensor unit cells each including three transistors and a 3T-4S image sensor including the 3T-4S step & repeat unit cell are provided. The 3T-4S step & repeat unit cell includes first to fourth photodiodes. A first shared image... Agent: Jae Y. Park
20100200730 - Solid state imaging device and electronic apparatus: A solid state imaging device includes: a sensor unit that has a semiconductor substrate in which pixels including photoelectric conversion parts are disposed in an array on a light receiving surface; a lens module which has a plurality of optical members including a lens and which is disposed such that... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100200731 - Solid-state imaging device: It is intended to provide a CMOS image sensor with a high degree of pixel integration. A solid-state imaging device comprises a signal line (256) formed on a Si substrate, an island-shaped semiconductor formed on the signal line, and a pixel selection line (255). The island-shaped semiconductor includes: a first... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100200732 - Optical reading system and method of operation: An optical sensor for detecting motion or movement in an area of interest and a method of operation is provided. The system includes a CMOS sensor having an array of pixels that captures images in an area of interest. The system monitors the average pixel value for the array to... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100200733 - Systems and methods for tuning optical ring resonators: Various embodiments of the present invention relate to systems and methods for monitoring and tuning detector and modulator resonators during operation. Aspects of the present invention use DC balanced coding of data in optical signals tune and monitor the performance of a resonator. Whether the resonator is being used as... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100200734 - Power supply circuit and optical receiving circuit: A power supply circuit includes: a start-up circuit provided on a semiconductor substrate and configured to convert an optical signal to an electrical signal; and a bias circuit provided on the semiconductor substrate and being in a non-start-up state at power-on, the start-up circuit including: a p-type semiconductor region; and... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20100200735 - Optical reading system: An optical sensor for detecting motion or movement in an area of interest is provided. The optical sensor includes a base having optical filtering properties. A sensor assembly having a light emitting diode, a CMOS sensor and a pair of lens is mounted to said base. The CMOS sensor has... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100200738 - Photoelectric conversion device and imaging system: A photoelectric conversion device comprises: a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements each having a photo-sensing surface; insulation films; a plurality of light-guiding portions arranged above the insulation films, each of the plurality of light-guiding portions guiding light on the photo-sensing surface of each of the plurality of photoelectric conversion elements;... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100200736 - Imaging device: An imaging device, particularly but not exclusively for use in a targeting sensor for missile seekers. The imaging device including at least one lens; a substantially planar sensor having a plurality of pixels; a light guiding arrangement for directing light received via said lenses toward said sensor; in which said... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100200737 - Optical system for controlling light propagation along a light path: An optical system and method for controlling light propagation along a light path. An optical element such as a lens is formed of a first light transmitting material and has a surface finish effective to scatter light impinging on the surface. Index matching material contacts to a portion of the... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc Legal Staff - M/c 483-400-402
20100200740 - Method of molding amorphous perfluoro resin and optic devices: Provided are a method of precisely molding an amorphous perfluoro resin with an accuracy of submicron or less and optic devices molded of the resin, and the method has the steps of (a) dissolving an amorphous perfluoro resin in a solvent, (b) pouring a solution of the amorphous perfluoro resin... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP
20100200739 - Ultracold-matter systems: Cold-atom systems and methods of handling cold atoms are disclosed. A cold-atom system has multiple chambers and a fluidic connection between two of the chambers. One of these two chambers includes an atom source and the other includes an atom chip.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100200741 - Fluoroperouskite radiation dosimeters and storage phosphors: This invention provides phosphor-doped fluoroperovskite compounds that are capable of storing at least part of the energy of incident ionizing radiation and releasing at least part of the stored energy upon optical stimulation or heating. Also provided are dosimeters and radiation storage devices comprising the compounds, methods of preparing the... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20100200742 - Post-ionization of neutrals for ion mobility otofms identification of molecules and elements desorbed from surfaces: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for ionizing a neutral MALDI desorption plume, and in particular, for efficiently measuring the ionized MALDI desorption plume when post-ionization techniques are combined with a medium pressure MALDI-IM-oTOFMS instrument. Additionally, the present disclosure provides a method and apparatus that simultaneously separates... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP
20100200743 - Well collision avoidance using distributed acoustic sensing: A method for obtaining location information about a well as it is being drilled through a subsurface, comprises: providing at least one fiber optic cable deployed in a borehole within acoustic range of the well, the proximal end of the cable being coupled to a light source and a photodetector,... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20100200744 - Distributed acoustic sensing with fiber bragg gratings: A method for obtaining information about a subsurface formation from acoustic signals that contain information about to the subsurface formation, comprises: providing a fiber optic having a proximal end and a remote end, with the proximal end being coupled to a light source and a proximal photodetector, wherein said fiber... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20100200746 - Intelligently controlled spectrometer methods and apparatus: The present invention relates to improving the ability of a hyphenated instrument to analyze a sample benefiting from having the first instrument's analysis of the same sample. A fast switching mechanism can be used as the interface between an ion mobility spectrometer (IMS) and a mass spectrometer (MS) such that... Agent: Ching Wu Excellims Corporation
20100200745 - Ion gate method and apparatus: The present invention generally relates to systems and methods for transmitting beams of charged particles, and in particular to such systems and methods that employ defecting at least one set of grid elements into the same plane to form an ion gate. In addition, an operation method of closing a... Agent: Ching Wu Excellims Corporation
20100200748 - Arrangement and method for the contrast improvement in a charged particle beam device for inspecting a specimen: It is provided a charged particle beam device for inspecting a specimen, comprising a charged particle beam source adapted to generate a primary charged particle beam; an objective lens device adapted to direct the primary charged particle beam onto the specimen; and a detector device comprising one or more charged... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20100200749 - Semiconductor testing method and semiconductor tester: A semiconductor testing method capable of quickly counting semiconductor cells in which a seemingly horizontal or vertical line is drawn with a mouse, and raster rotation is performed in alignment with the closer axis. After that, the stage is horizontally moved, pattern matching is performed on an image on a... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100200750 - Particle beam system: A particle beam system comprises a particle beam source 5 for generating a primary particle beam 13, an objective lens 19 for focusing the primary particle beam 13 in an object plane 23; a particle detector 17; and an X-ray detector 47 arranged between the objective lens and the object... Agent: Bruce D Riter
20100200752 - Image sensor capable of judging proximity to subject: An image sensor is capable of judging proximity to a subject. The image sensor judges the distance to the subject using a change in output voltage value by the presence or absence of a specific band of wavelengths of infrared (IR) measured by optical sensors such as proximity pixels. Thereby,... Agent: Jae Y. Park
20100200751 - Thermal imaging camera comprising a cover plate: This invention relates to a thermal imaging camera comprising a thermal imaging sensor and a cover plate that can be displaced between an open and a closed position by means of an electric drive. The invention is characterized in that the open and the closed position of the cover plate... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
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20100200754 - Machine tool monitoring device: The invention relates to a machine tool monitoring device having a detection device (32) for detecting the presence of a type of material, particularly human tissue, in a machine tool area (34) by means of spectral evaluation of radiation (S). The invention proposes that the detection device (32) comprise a... Agent: Michael J. Striker
20100200755 - Apparatus and method for detecting terahertz wave: A terahertz wave detecting apparatus includes a semiconductor chip 12, a two-dimensional graphene 14, a conductive source electrode 15, and a drain electrode 16 and a gate electrode 17. The two-dimensional graphene 14 is connected to the source electrode and the drain electrode. The apparatus further includes a SD voltage... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC
20100200756 - Optical liquid sensor: The inventive optical sensor consists of an LED semiconductor material and elements (herein after the LED components) surrounded by a transparent encapsulant that allows much of the light produced by the LED components to pass while a certain small percentage of the light is internally reflected. The percentage of light... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP
20100200757 - Synthesis of advanced scintillators via vapor deposition techniques: Transparent optical ceramic coating materials have been fabricated from europium-doped lutetium oxide (Lu2O3:Eu) using physical vapor deposition and chemical vapor deposition techniques. The non-pixilated film coatings have columnar microcrystalline structure and excellent properties for use as radiological scintillators, namely very high density, high effective atomic number, and light output and... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP
20100200759 - Multi-short-scan technique in spect imaging: A SPECT system which scans over multiple separate scans and individually motion compensates the information obtained from each of these scans. The separate scans may be over different angular extents and may be for different purposes. One of the scans for example may be a scout scan, and the other... Agent: Law Office Of Scott C Harris Inc
20100200758 - Radiation detecting apparatus and method for detecting radiation: The radiation detecting apparatus can detect radiation, such as X-rays, α rays, β rays, γ rays, or neutron rays, with high sensitivity. The radiation detecting apparatus also has a fast response, is very easy to downsize, has high resistance to radiation, and can be preferably used in the medical field,... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100200760 - Radiation detector with a stack of scintillator elements and photodiode arrays: The invention relates to a radiation detector and a method for producing such a detector, wherein the detector comprises a stack of the scintillator elements and photodiode arrays. The PDAs extend with electrical leads into a rigid body filling a border volume lateral of the scintillator elements, wherein said leads... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100200761 - Radiation detector: A radiation detector includes a semiconductor element capable of detecting a radiation, a substrate on which the semiconductor element is mounted, and a support member disposed adjacent to the semiconductor element for supporting the substrate. The substrate includes a first end portion on which the semiconductor element is mounted, and... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100200762 - Dual-range photon detector: The invention relates to a detector for measuring nuclear radiation, especially gamma-radiation, comprising a scintillator crystal with a light decay time of less than 100 ns, a silicon drift detector (SDD) for the measurement of both direct hits of low energy radiation and the light, being emitted from the scintillator... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP
20100200763 - Silicon photomultiplier energy resolution: A family of photodetectors includes at least first and second members. In one embodiment, the family includes members having different pixel sizes. In another, the family includes members having the same pixel size. The detection efficiency of the detectors is optimized to provide a desired energy resolution at one or... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100200764 - Radiation detector: A radiation detector includes a semiconductor element capable of detecting a radiation, a substrate on which the semiconductor element is mounted, and a flexible substrate including a connection pattern connected to an element electrode on an opposite side to the substrate of the semiconductor element. The semiconductor element is disposed... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100200765 - Radiation imaging system, power supplying apparatus, charging apparatus, and radiation imaging method: The present invention provides a radiation imaging system, a power supplying apparatus, a charging apparatus, and a radiation imaging method that can prevent misidentification of an imaging subject to be imaged without detracting the portability of a radiation imaging apparatus. Namely, a memory that stores imaging subject information associated with... Agent: Solaris Intellectual Property Group, PLLC
20100200766 - Electron emitter having nano-structure tip and electron column using the same: The present invention relates to an electron emitter having a nanostructure tip and an electron column using the same, and, more particularly, to an electron emitter which includes a nanostructure tip which can easily emit electrons, composed of carbon nanotube (CNT), zinc oxide nanotube (ZnO nanotube), zinc oxide nanorod, zinc... Agent: Park Law Firm
20100200767 - Optical apparatus for plasma: An optical apparatus for plasma includes a light collection lens provided to receive optical emission spectrum from plasma, a first aperture stop disposed between the light collection lens and the plasma to block out-focused light, a second aperture stop disposed between the light collection lens and an imaging area of... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC
20100200768 - Techniques for improving extracted ion beam quality using high-transparency electrodes: Techniques for improving extracted ion beam quality using high-transparency electrodes are disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the techniques may be realized as an apparatus for ion implantation. The apparatus may comprise an ion source for generating an ion beam, wherein the ion source comprises a faceplate with an aperture... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP/varian Semiconductor, Equipment Associates, Inc.
20100200769 - Drinking water server: An opening part (2c) is formed in bottom side of a cold water tank (2), and a straight cold water pour tube (6) disposed horizontally in this opening part (2c) by way of a bent part (6b). An ultraviolet lamp (8) is disposed so as to reach up to a... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100200771 - Microirradiators and methods of making and using same: Improved radiation devices and their associated fabrication and applications are described herein. The microirradiators generally include a non-radioactive conducting electrode, an insulating sheath, a radioactive source, and, optionally, a contact electrode. The microirradiators generally produce low absolute radiation levels with high radiation flux densities.... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP 5200 Bank Of America Plaza
20100200772 - Radiation system with contamination barrier: A radiation system includes a contamination barrier configured to permit radiation from a radiation source to pass through and to capture debris coming from the radiation source. The contamination barrier includes a plurality of lamellas. The surface of the lamellas includes a material. The radiation system also includes a collector... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20100200770 - Solid immersion lens and related method for making same: The invention generally pertains to the field of solid immersion lenses for optical applications in high resolution microscopy. The lens of the invention includes a spherical sector limited by a planar surface and an object having nanometric dimensions arranged on the planar surface at the focus of said solid immersion... Agent: Lariviere, Grubman & Payne, LLP
20100200774 - Multi-sequence film deposition and growth using gas cluster ion beam processing: A method of forming a thin film on a substrate is described. The method comprises depositing a first material layer on a substrate using a first gas cluster ion beam (GCIB), the first material layer comprising a first atomic constituent, and growing a second material layer from at least a... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP (tokyo Electron)
20100200775 - Real time monitoring ion beam: Deflections from a desired trajectory of an ion beam outputted from an analyzer magnet are corrected with real-time monitoring of the ion beam deflection. Conductive structures are located close to the boundary of the beam exit, where each conductive structure is electrically insulated from other conductive structures and the analyzer... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP
20100200773 - Apparatus and method for charged-particle beam writing: An average write speed M is calculated by averaging write speeds for blocks of a tentative block size La, and write speed variation σ of the blocks with respect to the average write speed M is calculated (Step S12). A maximum speed Vmax is calculated by accelerating and then decelerating... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100200777 - Device for controlling temperature of an optical element: A device serves for controlling temperature of an optical element provided in vacuum atmosphere. The device has a cooling apparatus having a radiational cooling part, arranged apart from the optical element, for cooling the optical element by radiation heat transfer. A controller serves for controlling temperature of the radiational cooling... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20100200776 - Extreme ultraviolet light source device: [Means for Resolution] A target generating unit 120 injects molten tin in a droplet shape as a target 201 into a chamber 101. A protective coating provided with an erosion resistance property to tin is configured on a section that comes into contact with tin in a molten state for... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC
20100200778 - Packaging system for brachytherapy implant: The present disclosure relates to a thermo formed tray having an upper half and a lower half. The upper half and the lower half define a closed configuration when the upper half and the lower half are substantially adjacent one another and an open configuration when the upper half and... Agent: Carmen Patti Law Group , LLC
20100200779 - Pressure transducers employing radiation hardened electronics: There is disclosed a transducer employing radiation hardened electronics. Essentially a sensor assembly is positioned in a front section of a housing where the sensor assembly is coupled to an electronic module via terminals which connect the sensor to the module. The electronic module assembly is surrounded by an internal... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP 5200 Bank Of America Plaza
20100200780 - Radiation detector stand: A radiation detector stand has a first support having a plurality of first trenches to which a plurality of radiation detectors for detecting a radiation are inserted, and a second support arranged in parallel to the first support. The first trenches are arranged at a predetermined interval corresponding to an... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100200781 - Method and apparatus for manipulating and detecting analytes: A first integrated circuit operable in association with a microfluidic structure is provided that includes a field generator, a controller configured to control the field generator to generate at least one field to effect movement of at least one analyte of interest in a fluid contained in the microfluidic structure,... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP08/05/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list
20100193666 - Image sensor with large-area, high-sensitivity and high-speed pixels: The pixel for use in an image sensor comprises a low-doped semiconductor substrate (A). On the substrate (A), an arrangement of a plurality of floating areas, e.g., floating gates (FG2-FG6), is provided. Neighboring floating gates are electrically isolated from each other yet capacitively coupled to each other. By applying a... Agent: Houston Eliseeva
20100193667 - Acquisition circuit comprising a buffer capacitor: The acquisition circuit comprises a second and third electronic switch connected in series between a photodetector and a first input terminal of an amplifier. A reference voltage is applied to a second input terminal of the amplifier, the reference voltage being applied between the photodetector and the second electronic switch... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100193669 - Solid-state imaging device, method for manufacturing the same, and imaging apparatus: Realization of an adequate hole accumulation layer and reduction in dark current are allowed to become mutually compatible. A solid-state imaging device 1 having a light-receiving portion 12 to photoelectrically convert incident light is characterized by including a film 21, which is disposed on a light-receiving surface 12s of the... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100193670 - Solid-state imaging device, method of manufacturing solid-state imaging device, method of driving solid-state imaging device, and electronic apparatus: A solid-state imaging device includes: a substrate; a substrate voltage supply applying a first potential to the substrate during a light receiving period including first and second exposure periods different from each other and applying a second potential to the substrate during a no-light receiving period; and a plurality of... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100193668 - Optical scanning type photoelectric switch: There is provided an optical scanning type photoelectric switch capable of facilitating control of holding a set detection sensitivity, wherein first and second reflection surfaces with different reflection factors are built as reference objects in the optical scanning type photoelectric switch, and arranged in a measurement invalid range in rotation... Agent: Kilyk & Bowersox, P.l.l.c.
20100193671 - Reflection plate for optical encoder and manufacturing method thereof, and optical encoder: A reflection plate for an optical encoder includes: a base material (1) with a reflecting surface; and a film (3) that is formed on a part of the reflecting surface and includes a non-electrolytic plating film or an electrolytic oxide film.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100193672 - Optical camera alignment: A camera alignment system that can enable alignment in at least one of three planes and about an axis of at least one of the planes. An alignment mount can mate to a camera and lens. The alignment mount can comprise a mechanism to adjust the camera relative to the... Agent: Life Technologies Corporation C/o Intellevate
20100193673 - Optical arrangement for photomanipulation: The invention is directed to an optical arrangement for photomanipulation of a sample comprising a sample holder for receiving the sample, an illumination device comprising an illumination light source and an illumination beam path for illuminating the sample with a light sheet. It further comprises a detection device for detecting... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20100193674 - Lamp system producing uniform high intensity ultraviolet light for exposure of photolithographic and other light polymerizable materials: A lamp exposure system producing uniform, high intensity ultraviolet light includes a plurality of lamps generating light in an ultraviolet spectrum range, a separate reflector associated with and covering each of the plurality of lamps, forming distinct lamp and reflector pairs, such that each lamp reflector pair has a generally... Agent: Reed Smith LLP
20100193675 - Neutron shielding for downhole tool: A downhole tool for performing measurement of a formation. The tool comprising a housing surrounding a source for generating neutrons and a detector for detecting the neutrons. A shield is located outside of, or embedded in, the housing and focuses the neutrons.... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20100193676 - Determining formation characteristics: In some embodiments, apparatus and systems, as well as methods, may operate to irradiate a portion of a geological formation (94) with neutrons in a neutron burst generated by a switchable electronic source (84), to measure (with one or more detectors (86) a flux of gamma rays to provide a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20100193677 - Detection arrangements in mass spectrometers: An approach to extending the dynamic range of the detector of a mass spectrometer is described. In one embodiment, in the case of high intensity beams, means are provided to deflect the ion beam, after the collector slit (1), on to an attenuator (4), which may be a grid or... Agent: Breiner & Breiner, L.L.C.
20100193678 - Apparatus and methods for analyzing ions: An apparatus (10) for separating Ions based on ion mobility includes a conduit (12) defining a closed path. The conduit is configured such that a uniform electric field is produced about the closed path upon application of a voltage causing ions within the conduit (12) to move about the closed... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20100193679 - Guiding charged droplets and ions in an electrospray ion source: Charged spray droplets are guided in a pseudopotential distribution generated by audio frequency voltages at electrodes of a guiding device, focusing the spray droplets toward the axis. An axial electric field profile and an axial flow profile of a drying gas in the guiding device allow the drift of different-sized... Agent: O''shea Getz P.C.
20100193680 - Mass spectrometry: This invention relates to a mass spectrometer including a reaction cell and to a method of using such a mass spectrometer. In particular, although not exclusively, this invention relates to a tandem mass spectrometer and to tandem mass spectrometry. The invention provides a method of mass spectrometry using a mass... Agent: Thermo Finnigan LLC
20100193682 - Multi-reflecting ion optical device: A multi-reflecting ion optical device includes electrostatic field generating means configured to generate electrostatic field defined by a superposition of first and second distributions of electrostatic potential φEF, φLS. The first distribution φEF subjects ions to energy focusing in a flight direction and the second distribution φLS subjects ions to... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100193681 - Quantitative measurement of isotope ratios by time-of-flight mass spectrometry: A mass spectrometer includes a pulsed ion source that generates an ion beam comprising a plurality of ions. A first timed ion selector passes a first group of ions. A first ion mirror generates a reflected ion beam comprising the first group of ions that at least partially compensates for... Agent: Rauschenbach Patent Law Group, LLP
20100193683 - Chromatographic columns with integrated electrospray emitters: A method of fabricating a chromatographic column and columns produced by such a method are disclosed. The method includes: (a) obtaining a tube comprising two open ends and a lumen with a diameter of 75 microns or less extending between the two open ends; (b) depositing a liquid silicate composition... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20100193684 - Quadrupole mass spectrometer: A table (21) for relating an appropriate DC bias voltage to each of a plurality of selectable scan speeds is stored beforehand in an auto-tuning data memory section (20). In an auto-tuning operation, a controller (10) determines the DC bias voltage corresponding to each scan speed by referring to the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100193685 - Miniature neutron generator for active nuclear materials detection: This miniature neutron generator is for active detection of highly enriched uranium using a movable detection system. It is a small size, lightweight, low power consumption neutron generator with ease of operation and maintenance. The detector is based on a simplified ion source and ion transport system.... Agent: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
20100193686 - Electron beam exposure or system inspection or measurement apparatus and its method and height detection apparatus: An electron beam apparatus equipped with a height detection system includes an electron beam unit emitting an electron beam to the specimen, and a height detection system for detecting height of the specimen which is set on a table. The height detection system includes an illumination system configured to direct... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20100193688 - Radiometric electrical line sensor in combination with mechanical rotating mirror for creating 2d image: The present invention relates to the field of two dimensional (2D) radiometric imaging. The present invention especially relates to a sensor unit. The sensor unit according to the present invention comprises a reflecting element mounted so as to be rotatable around an axis of rotation and a line sensor operating... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100193689 - Infrared signal-receiving unit and electronic device: e
20100193690 - Radiation detector device having a plurality of boot sections: A scintillation device includes a scintillator body and a plurality of boot sections spaced apart from each other by at least one gap. Each of the plurality of boot sections substantially surrounds a portion of the scintillator body and wherein the plurality of boot sections are characterized by a total... Agent: Larson Newman & Abel, LLP
20100193691 - Manufacturing method of radiation detecting apparatus, and radiation detecting apparatus and radiation imaging system: The object of the invention is to realize a light radiation-detecting apparatus including a step of preparing a matrix array including a substrate, an insulating layer arranged on the substrate, a plurality of pixels arranged on the insulating layer, wherein the pixel includes a conversion element converting an incident radiation... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100193692 - Solid state imaging device: A solid state imaging device 1 includes a photodetecting section 10, a signal readout section 20, a controlling section 30, dummy photodetecting sections 11 and 12 including dummy photodiodes, discharging means for discharging junction capacitance portions of the dummy photodiodes, and a scintillator layer 50 provided so as to cover... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20100193693 - Radiation detector assembly: A radiation detector assembly comprises a radiation scintillator detector for generating a light signal as a function of radiation detected. A light detector is operatively connectable with the radiation scintillator detector for receiving a light signal from the radiation scintillation detector and generating an electrical signal as a function of... Agent: Ge Energy General Electric C/o Ernest G. Cusick
20100193694 - Solid-state radiation detector with improved sensitivity: A radiation detector includes a semiconductor substrate having opposing front and rear surfaces, a cathode electrode located on the front surface of the semiconductor substrate configured so as to receive radiation, and a plurality of anode electrodes formed on the rear surface of said semiconductor substrate. A work function of... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100193695 - Carbon material dosimeter: Radiation dosimeters that are based on carbon materials such as carbon powder, carbon fibers, carbon nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes are developed. The dosimeter may contain a singular element or multiple sensing elements that are arrayed in 1-D, 2-D and 3-D formations. Each sensing element is made up of two electrodes... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20100193696 - Apparatus and methods for calibrating pixelated detectors: An apparatus and methods for calibrating pixelated detectors are provided. A method includes acquiring energy response data for a plurality of pixels of the pixelated semiconductor radiation detector and performing at least one of energy calibration and sensitivity calibration on each of the plurality of pixels based on the acquired... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP
20100193697 - Apparatus and methods for evaluating operation of pixelated detectors: An apparatus and methods for evaluating the operation of pixelated detectors are provided. The method includes obtaining data values for each of a plurality of pixels of a pixelated detector and determining a data consistency metric for each of the plurality of detector pixels. The method further includes identifying, using... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20100193698 - Gantry mounted patient table and exchanger for medical imaging: The following relates to an integrated patient scanner system. The system includes a stationary gantry with first and second sides and a rotating gantry mounted to rotate in the stationary gantry around a patient receiving aperture, which is defined by the rotating gantry. The system further includes at least one... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100193699 - Radiography network system and radiographic image capturing system control method: An image capturing apparatus establishes a communication link with one console and transmits obtained radiographic image information to the one console. The one console includes a backup unit therein. The backup unit includes means (network monitoring unit, backup data storage unit) for monitoring a network, reading the radiographic image information... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20100193700 - Spectral photon counting detector: An apparatus includes a scale factor determiner (236) that determines a count scale factor based on a measured count of a number detected photons for an energy threshold and an estimated actual count of the number of detected photons. The photons include poly-energetic photons detected by a radiation sensitive detector.... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100193701 - Multiple nozzle gas cluster ion beam system: Disclosed is a multi-nozzle and skimmer assembly for introducing a process gas mixture, or multiple process gases mixtures, in a gas cluster ion beam (GCIB) system, and associated methods of operation to grow, modify, deposit, or dope a layer upon a substrate. The multiple nozzle and skimmer assembly includes at... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP (tokyo Electron)
20100193702 - Tandem ionizer ion source for mass spectrometer and method of use: An ion source a first ionizer comprising: an electrospray needle comprising a tip; and a conduit disposed annularly about the needle and configured to pass an inert gas in proximity of the tip to nebulize a fluid emerging from the tip, the nebulized fluid comprising analytes and a mobile phase.... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.
20100193705 - Apparatus and method for interleaving detection of fluorescence and luminescence: An apparatus is provided that is capable of interleaving detection of fluorescence and luminescence signals emitted from a plurality of samples. The apparatus is suitable for analysis of samples containing single cells or tissues up to and including living organisms. It contains an optical assembly or “sandwich” for producing a... Agent: Michael Blaine Brooks, P.C.
20100193704 - Fluorescence excitation and detection system and method: An excitation and detection system is provided for separately detecting different wavelengths of emission light emitted from a sample. The system comprises an excitation assembly to excite a sample and a detection assembly to receive fluorescence emitted from the sample. The detection assembly includes a multi-band dichroic member and at... Agent: The Small Patent Law Group LLP
20100193703 - Fret detection method and device: When FRET (Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer) detection of a large number of samples is performed in a short time for a sample consisting of a donor molecule and an acceptor molecule, the donor molecule is irradiated at first with first laser light used for exciting a donor molecule subjected to... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100193706 - Infrared sensors, focal plane arrays and thermal imaging systems: An infrared sensor and infrared imaging system, wherein said infrared sensor comprises: a first film structure, a second film structure, a gap between said first film structure and said second film structure. Reference light is incident from one of said first film structure and said second film structure. When said... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20100193707 - Lighting apparatus for controlling plant disease: Disclosed is a lighting device for use in the control of a plant disease, which has a light source capable of emitting light containing ultraviolet ray. The light source can emit both of UV-B having a wavelength component with a wavelength of about 280 to 340 um and UV-C in... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100193708 - Method of forming trench isolation using a multiple nozzle gas cluster ion beam process: Disclosed are methods of operation to grow, modify, deposit, or dope a layer upon a substrate using a multi-nozzle and skimmer assembly for introducing a process gas mixture, or multiple process gases mixtures, in a gas cluster ion beam (GCIB) system. Also disclosed is a method of forming a shallow... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP (tokyo Electron)
20100193709 - Apparatus and method for sanitizing feet and the external surfaces of footwear: A disinfecting device for objects such as shoes or human body parts such as feet. The device employs light radiating from a cavity below a transparent platform, to contact and disinfect surfaces on objects placed on a top surface of the platform. The spectral range of the light is adapted... Agent: Donn K. Harms Patent & Trademark Law Center
20100193712 - Extreme ultraviolet light source apparatus and method of adjusting the same: An extreme ultraviolet light source apparatus includes a main body including a supply section to which an extreme ultraviolet radiation seed is supplied, and an emission part configured to emit extreme ultraviolet, an excitation unit provided in the main body and configured to generate a plasma by exciting the extreme... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100193711 - Extreme ultraviolet light source system: An extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light source system in which parts of an EUV light source apparatus can easily be replaced. The system includes: (i) an extreme ultraviolet light source apparatus having a chamber in which extreme ultraviolet light is generated, a target supply unit for supplying a target material into... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20100193710 - Laser apparatus and extreme ultraviolet light source apparatus: An extreme ultraviolet light source apparatus comprises a laser apparatus having a master oscillator outputting one or more longitudinal-mode-laser lights, an amplifier with a molecular gas as an amplifying agency amplifying a longitudinal-mode laser light of which wavelength is included in one of amplifiable lines, and a controller adjusting the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100193713 - Radiation attenuation corridor: A radiation attenuation corridor couples a radiation therapy room and a control room. The radiation attenuation corridor is made of a material that substantially absorbs ionizing radiation and substantially blocks the transmission of the ionizing radiation. Specific wall portions at the entrance of the corridor are covered with borated polyethylene... Agent: Robert L. Kelly Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLCPrevious industry: Static molds
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