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Radiant energy September class, title,number 09/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100243859 - Apparatus for controlling angle of incidence of multiple illumination beams: Provided is an apparatus for projecting multiple beams to a structure on a workpiece comprising a first light source generating a first illumination beam and a second light source generating a second illumination beam, an illumination primary mirror configured to reflect the first illumination beam onto the structure of the... Agent: Tokyo Electron U.s. Holdings, Inc.
20100243858 - Automatic fault detection and laser shut-down method for a laser-generated windshield display: The laser of a laser-generated windshield display is controlled to initially deflect the laser beam in the direction of a reflective target disposed outside a display region of the windshield, and a sensor disposed in a reflection path of the target is sampled to detect the presence of a feedback... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc
20100243861 - Beam irradiation device: A beam irradiation device includes a photodetector which receives servo light; a signal processing section which generates a position detection signal based on a detection signal from the photodetector; and a control section which controls the laser light source and the actuator for beam scanning based on the position detection... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100243860 - Controlling angle of incidence of multiple- beam optical metrology tools: Provided is a method of controlling multiple beams directed to a structure in a workpiece, the method comprising generating a first illumination beam with a first light source and a second illumination beam with a second light source, projecting the first and second illumination beams onto a separate illumination secondary... Agent: Tokyo Electron U.s. Holdings, Inc.
20100243862 - System for adjusting focus of a liquid lens in a machine vision system: A method and apparatus for recalibrating a liquid lens. In one embodiment, a lens holder is provided to adjust the focal length of the lens as a function of temperature. In another embodiment, a recalibration circuit including a second lens of similar characteristics to the imaging lens is used to... Agent: Cognex Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100243863 - Combined photoelectric conversion device: A multi-layer photoelectric conversion device and technology is disclosed. A first photoelectric converter is separated from a second photoelectric converter by an insulative layer. The photoelectric converters may be of a variety of types, and the insulative layer provides protection to reduce pinhole faults in the multi-layer photoelectric conversion device.... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20100243864 - Solid-state imaging device, manufacturing method of the same, and electronic apparatus: A solid-state imaging device includes plural photodiodes which are formed in a photodiode area of a unit pixel with no element separating area interposed therebetween and in which impurity concentrations of pn junction areas are different from each other.... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100243865 - Cross-strip charge multiplexing readout for differential detector arrays: An array of two-terminal detectors is configured to provide output signals that provide position sensitive radiation detection (e.g., outputs A and B provide vertical position and outputs C and D provide horizontal position), and which are differential (i.e., signal A+B is equal and opposite to signal C+D). Preferably, a capacitive... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm
20100243866 - Imaging devices and methods for charge transfer: A pixel circuit having improved charge transfer including an amplifier having an input node electrically connected to a charge storage node of the pixel circuit, and a negative feedback control loop having a capacitance element electrically connected between the input node and an output node of said amplifier.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100243867 - Mapping mechanism, foup and load port: Disclosed herein is a mapping mechanism for carrying out mapping for a FOUP which includes a wafer receiving section on which a plurality of wafers can be placed at a plurality of stages in a heightwise direction and a lid member mounted for opening and closing movement, including: a light... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100243868 - Method and apparatus of improving efficiency of an image sensor: Provided is an image sensor device. The image sensor device includes a device substrate having a front side and a back side. The device substrate has a radiation-sensing region that can sense radiation that has a corresponding wavelength. The image sensor also includes a first layer formed over the front... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100243869 - Solid-state imaging device, method of manufacturing the same, and electronic apparatus: A solid-state imaging device includes a light sensing portion which is formed on a substrate and generates a signal electric charge according to incident light; a rectangular or gradient-index on-chip micro lens formed on a light incident side above the light sensing portion; and a planarized lens layer which covers... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100243870 - Main body unit of optical fiber photoelectric sensor and optical fiber photoelectric sensor: The present invention provides a main body unit of an optical fiber photoelectric sensor and the optical fiber photoelectric sensor, which improves optical coupling efficiency of a light emitting element and a light projecting side optical fiber and is capable of making uniform light incident on the light projecting side... Agent: Kilyk & Bowersox, P.l.l.c.
20100243871 - Optical encoder for detecting the relative displacement between an encoder scale and an encoder head: An optical encoder comprises an encoder head and a scale having a second grating that has an optical pattern. The encoder head has a light emission unit to emit specific light to the scale, a light transmission member to transmit the light emitted from the light emission unit and a... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100243872 - Semiconductor device: A semiconductor device includes: a semiconductor element having an imaging function, one surface of which serves as a light-receiving surface; a package having a recess containing the semiconductor element with the light-receiving surface facing outward; a light-transmitting plate closing the recess of the package containing the semiconductor element; a conductor... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20100243873 - Optical pickup device: An optical pickup device includes a house having three walls connected together whose horizontal cross-section is substantially U-shaped. A first wall supports one end of a shaft, a second wall facing the first wall supports the other end of the shaft and a third wall connects the first and second... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.
20100243874 - Photoneutron conversion target: A photoneutron conversion target for generating photoneutrons by directing an x-ray beam at the photoneutron conversion target includes an elongated body having a first end and a second end. When the photoneutron conversion target is in use, the x-ray beam enters the body and propagates in a direction from the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100243878 - Method and device for monitoring an automatic drift compensation: A device for monitoring an automatic drift compensation of a scintillation counter may include a drift compensation monitoring unit which is designed to evaluate a counting rate caused by a monitoring radiation source for the purpose of monitoring the automatic drift compensation.... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20100243876 - Optical standard for the calibration and characterization of optical measuring devices: The invention relates to an optical standard (10) for the calibration or characterization of optical measuring devices and as a reference system for intensities and intensity measurements. The standard (10) according to the invention, constructed sandwich-like, comprises a combination of at least two layer-like optical standard modules (12) having defined... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100243877 - Scintillator based radiation detection: Methods and related systems are described for the detection of nuclear radiation. The system can include a tool body adapted to be deployed in a wellbore and a scintillator material that intrinsically generates radiation. The scintillator material is mounted within the tool body. A photodetection system is coupled to the... Agent: Schlumberger-doll Research Attn: Intellectual Property Law Department
20100243875 - Water phantom: The present invention is related to a water phantom for measuring and determining the dose distribution of radiation produced by a particle beam or photon radiation beam comprising: a water tank; means for varying the water level in said water tank; an acquisition detector positioned in a fixed position related... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery
20100243879 - High mass resolution low aberration analyzer magnet for ribbon beams and the system for ribbon beam ion implanter: The present invention provides a mass analyzing magnet which can bend a very wide charged particle ribbon beams through angles between 90 to 200 degrees. The shorter dimension of the ribbon beam is aligned with the magnetic field. The magnet can focus the longer dimension of the ribbon beam through... Agent: Yongzhang Huang
20100243880 - Relating to a mass spectrometer: This invention relates to mass spectrometers comprising a reaction cell and where mass spectra are collected both from unreacted ions and also from reaction product ions. In particular, although not exclusively, this invention finds use in tandem mass spectrometry where mass spectra are collected from precursor and fragment ions. The... Agent: Thermo Finnigan LLC
20100243882 - Heated optical components: Applicant's teachings relate to apparatuses and methods of cleaning laser optical components, particularly in, for example, but not limited to, high throughput matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization (MALDI) applications. In accordance with various embodiments of applicant's teachings, the optical component is heated.... Agent: Rauschenbach Patent Law Group, LLP
20100243881 - Heated time of flight source: A lens assembly for use in mass spectrometry and a method for reducing contaminant build up on ion optic components in a lens assembly for use in a mass spectrometer are disclosed herein. In various embodiments of applicant's teachings, the lens assembly comprises a plurality of ion optic components assembled... Agent: Rauschenbach Patent Law Group, LLP
20100243884 - Mass spectrometer and mass spectrometry method: A mass spectrometer includes an ionization chamber (100) which generates fragment-free ions to be detected from an introduced gas to be detected, and a mass spectrometer chamber (140) including a mass spectrometer (160) which fractionates by mass the ions to be detected that are transported from the ionization chamber and... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100243883 - Method and apparatus to produce steady beams of mobility selected ions via time-dependent electric fields: A method is described to select ions based on their electrical mobility. Ions are subjected to at least one full cycle of a time-dependent electric field. Ions are separated in space, and a continuous flow of filtered ions with a narrow range of selected mobility ions is produced at the... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
20100243885 - Methods and apparatus for extracting air contaminants: In accordance with the present invention there are provided methods and devices for ozone-free electrostatic extraction of contaminating particles. The devices include spatially separated areas of particle ionization by electrospraying and of electrostatic particles precipitation. Electrospray sources include arrays of porous polymer wicks and porous polymeric ribbons.... Agent: Law Office Of Michael P. Eddy Michael P. Eddy
20100243886 - Cylindrical geometry time-of-flight mass spectrometer: The mass spectrometer includes a mass analyzer having a pair of planar electrode structures. The electrode structures are disposed opposite one another, parallel to one another, and axially offset from one another, and are structured to generate, in response to a common pattern of voltages applied to them, a cylindrically-symmetric,... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.
20100243887 - Mass spectrometer: A mass spectrometer that allows easy replacement of an MCP (microchannel plate) and is enabled to secure orthogonality between an incident surface of the MCP and an ion track at high accuracy is provided. A flight tube 2 where ions fly is arranged in a vacuum vessel composed of a... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20100243888 - Apparatus and method for inspecting samples: An inspection apparatus and method capable of well observing or inspecting a specimen contained in a liquid. The inspection apparatus has a film including first and second surfaces. Furthermore, the apparatus has a vacuum chamber for reducing the pressure in the ambient in contact with the second surface of the... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20100243889 - Forming an image while milling a work piece: For milling a lamella to its final thickness of, for example, 30 nm, the focused ion beam 100, is scanned repeatedly along the lamella. It is found that while milling the lamella a signal can be derived from the lamella that is sufficient for end pointing. No additional electron beam... Agent: Michael O. Scheinberg
20100243891 - Compact mid-ir laser: A compact mid-IR laser device utilizes a quantum cascade laser to provide mid-IR frequencies suitable for use in molecular detection by signature absorption spectra. The compact nature of the device is obtained owing to an efficient heat transfer structure, the use of a small diameter aspheric lens and a monolithic... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100243890 - Optical bypass device: An optical bypass device comprises a pair of prisms. The capture apertures of the prisms are provided on either side of a projector block. The exit apertures are substantially adjacent to one another. In this manner the prisms can act to direct incident light around the projector block and into... Agent: Barlow, Josephs & Holmes, Ltd.
20100243892 - Bolometer pixel provided with a mim integration capacitor: at least several of said detectors having readout means provided with an integrator comprising at least one MIM integration capacitor formed facing the membrane, the MIM capacitor having at least one upper plate (244) made in a given interconnection metal level of said plurality of interconnection metal levels (M1, .... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100243893 - Light or radiation detector and method of manufacturing the same: In the light or radiation detector of this invention, each of the molding structure, the first member, and the second member is formed such that the molding structure to protect the conversion layer and voltage application electrode has the resistance higher than the first member composed of the planar conductive... Agent: Cheng Law Group, PLLC
20100243894 - Radiation imaging apparatus: A radiation imaging apparatus includes a radiation detector that captures an image of a subject by detecting radiation transmitted through the subject and converting the radiation into an image signal; an electrical component processes the image signal; an interior housing accommodates the radiation detector and the electrical component therein; an... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100243895 - X-ray window with grid structure: A window for a radiation detection system includes a plurality of intersecting ribs oriented non-perpendicularly with respect to each other. The plurality of intersecting ribs defines non-rectangular openings therebetween. A support frame is disposed around a perimeter of the plurality of intersecting ribs. A film is disposed over and spans... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.
20100243896 - Microbolometer pixel and fabrication method utilizing ion implantation: A microbolometer pixel and a reduced-step process for manufacturing it comprising the step of ion implantation of vanadium oxide whereby VOx is converted to a low resistivity mixed phase vanadium oxide (VOx/V2O3/VO/V) in the leg, metallized support post, and detector contact areas. Masking maintains high temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR)... Agent: Bae Systems
20100243897 - High voltage supply to increase rise time of current through light source in an optical sensor system: A high voltage supply circuit to drive a light source in an optical sensor system. The high voltage supply provides a high voltage output to the light source during the start of an on time for the light source to decrease current rise time through the light source. After the... Agent: Osram Sylvania Inc
20100243898 - Fire detector: Provided is a fire detector in which an element substrate can be easily removed from and mounted into an optical case. The fire detector includes: an optical case (21); an element substrate (31), on which a light-receiving element (12) is mounted, the element substrate (31) being provided in the optical... Agent: Frost Brown Todd, LLC
20100243899 - Ambient infrared detection in solid state sensors: A solid state imaging device includes an array of active pixels and an infrared cut filter formed over the sensor. Optionally, a slot in the infrared cut filter allows infrared illumination to reach the sensor to be detected by pixels covered by a visually opaque filter and surrounded by pixels... Agent: Leffert Jay & Polglaze, P.A. Attn: Kenneth W. Bolvin
20100243901 - Pellet for use in spectrometry, method of preparing the same, and method of spectrometry: A pellet 4 for use in spectrometry includes a first powder 41 of a light transmitting material in a compression-molded form, and a second powder 42 which is hydrophilic and water-insoluble and is dispersedly mixed in the first powder. A sample 40 to be subjected to spectrometry is e.g. in... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100243900 - Spectroscopy having correction for broadband distortion for analyzing multi-component samples: A spectroscopic method and spectroscopy system therefrom for analyzing samples. A sample includes a first chemical component that has a characteristic first absorption peak is provided. The sample is irradiated in a measurement waveband proximate to the first absorption peak, and at a first and a second reference waveband where... Agent: Honeywell/jetter & Assoc. Patent Services
20100243902 - Infrared spectrophotometer and auxiliary device therefor: An infrared spectrophotometer, which is capable of preventing measurement data measured from being adversely affected by moisture vapor. An internal space of an attachment receiving therein an optical element is sealed and isolated from ambient air by providing a tube and others, and a dehumidifier is provided in the internal... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100243903 - Method and system for material characterization in semiconductor production processes based on ftir with variable angle of incidence: During the processing of complex semiconductor devices, dielectric material systems comprising a patterned structure may be analyzed in a non-destructive manner by using an FTIR technique in combination with a plurality of angles of incidence. In this manner, topography-related information may be obtained and/or data analysis may be made more... Agent: Williams, Morgan & Amerson
20100243904 - Chitin-based cantilever bimorphs and readout devices: An infrared sensor with at least one cantilever beam functionalized with chitin, chitosan or their derivatives that can be tailored to be sensitive to certain IR bands for detection and does not require cooling is described. The functional layers expand differently than the structural layer of the cantilever beam causing... Agent: John P. O'banion O'banion & Ritchey LLP
20100243905 - Radiation detector: A radiation detector comprises a tool housing. The tool housing has a substantially cylindrical tubular shape. A radiation sensor generates a signal in response to detecting radiation. The radiation sensor is locatable within the tool housing. A signal processor is operably connectable with the radiation sensor. The signal processor receives... Agent: Ge Energy General Electric C/o Ernest G. Cusick
20100243906 - Direct conversion detector: A radiation-sensitive detector includes a first substrate 202 with first and second opposing sides. The first side detects incident radiation, and the first substrate 202 produces a signal indicative of the detected radiation. At least one electrical contact 204 is located on the first substrate 202. An electrically conductive material... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100243907 - Apparatus and methods for determining a system matrix for pinhole collimator imaging systems: Apparatus and methods for determining a system matrix for pinhole collimator imaging systems are provided. One method includes using a closed form expression to determine a penetration term for a collimator of the medical imaging system and determining a point spread function of the collimator based on the penetration term.... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20100243908 - Flat panel detector: Provided is a flat panel detector which prevents aging deterioration of characteristics of a phosphor layer, protects the phosphor layer from chemical alteration or physical impact, and maintains a stable contact state between a scintillator panel and a flat light receiving element. Disclosed is a flat panel detector comprising a... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP
20100243909 - Radiation detector: The present invention provides a radiation detector with improved workability in manufacturing processes and maintenance processes. Namely, a first housing and a second housing can be opened, to allow accessing of a TFT substrate and a radiation converting layer disposed in the first housing, and to allow accessing of a... Agent: Solaris Intellectual Property Group, PLLC
20100243910 - Radiation detecting apparatus, radiographic image capturing system, and radiographic image capturing method: A radiographic image capturing system includes an image capturing apparatus for applying radiation to a subject, a radiation detecting apparatus for detecting radiation transmitted through the subject, a power feeder for supplying electric power contactlessly to a contactless power receiver of the radiation detecting apparatus, a feeding-state determining unit for... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20100243911 - Charged particle irradiation system and irradiation planning equipment: In a charged particle irradiation system, forming a uniform dose distribution is required by irradiating a moving irradiation object through beam scanning and energy stacking. The charged particle irradiation system includes an ion beam generator 1 from which an ion beam is extracted with a target beam current value thereof... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.
20100243912 - Isolation circuit for transmitting ac power to a high-voltage region: A sequence of series-connected transformers for transmitting power to high voltages incorporates an applied voltage distribution to maintain each transformer in the sequence below its withstanding voltage.... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP
20100243913 - Pre-aligned nozzle/skimmer: The pre-aligned nozzle/skimmer module includes an internal pre-aligned nozzle assembly and internal pre-aligned skimmer cartridge assembly to more accurately control the formation of the Gas Cluster Ion Beam (GCIB). The nozzle/skimmer module can be pre-aligned to more accurately position the GCIB. The pre-aligned nozzle/skimmer module more accurately controls the formation... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP (tokyo Electron)
20100243914 - Super critical angle fluorescence scanning system: A scanning system that provides for detection based on supercritical angle fluorescence (SAF) is described. The system provides for the optical coupling of a sample to the scanner in a sandwich structure that uses first and second refractive index matching materials to provide optical coupling through the sandwich arrangement.... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20100243915 - Fluorescence detection system: A fluorescence detection system capable of detecting fluorescence with a high sensitivity even if a sample generating fluorescence is small in amount includes a light source emitting excitation light, a probe arranged in opposition to a sample unit, an optical multiplexer/demultiplexer, a detector, a first optical fiber connecting the light... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100243916 - Modular optical diagnostic platform for chemical and biological target diagnosis and detection: A modular system for optical diagnosis of a sample includes a portable optical probe, a light source, a filter, and a gain detector. A first optical element releasably, optically couples the optical probe to the light source. A second optical element releasably, optically couples the optical probe to the filter... Agent: HowardIPLaw Group
20100243917 - Method of improving probability of knowing through which slit in a double slit system a particle or photon passes while still forming an interference pattern: A method of applying a double slit system to the end that both knowledge of an interference pattern formed on a screen located at one distance from the slits, and knowledge of improved probability as to which slit a particular particle or photon passed in the act of forming said... Agent: James D. Welch
20100243918 - 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
20100243921 - Ion radiation therapy system with variable beam resolution: An ion radiation therapy machine provides a steerable beam for treating a tumor within the patient where the exposure spot of the beam is controlled in width and/or length to effect a flexible trade-off between treatment speed, accuracy, and uniformity.... Agent: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
20100243920 - Method for enhancing a substrate using gas cluster ion beam processing: A method of enhancing a material layer on a substrate is described. The method comprises establishing a gas cluster ion beam (GCIB), and treating a host region of the substrate by exposing the host region of the substrate to the GCIB. The treatment with the GCIB may selectively remove an... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP (tokyo Electron)
20100243919 - Method for modifying a material layer using gas cluster ion beam processing: A method of modifying a material layer on a substrate is described. The method comprises forming the material layer on the substrate. Thereafter, the method comprises establishing a gas cluster ion beam (GCIB) having an energy per atom ratio ranging from about 0.25 eV per atom to about 100 eV... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP (tokyo Electron)
20100243922 - Extreme ultraviolet light source apparatus: An extreme ultraviolet light source apparatus generating an extreme ultraviolet light from plasma generated by irradiating a target material with a laser light within a chamber, and controlling a flow of ions generated together with the extreme ultraviolet light using a magnetic field or an electric field, the extreme ultraviolet... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100243924 - Radiation imaging apparatus: A supporting/moving section for supporting and moving a device to predetermined positions at which radiation imaging is performed is prepared. An operating portion is provided for manipulating the movement of the device supported by the supporting/moving means. A detecting section outputs detection signals, which are obtained by detecting external forces... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20100243925 - Enhanced light detector for computed radiography: A scanning apparatus for obtaining an image from a phosphor sheet has a cylindrical drum having an inner axis and having an inner surface that is concave with respect to the axis. A light collector is coupled to a transport mechanism that is actuable to translate the light collector along... Agent: Carestream Health, Inc. Attn: Patent Legal Staff09/23/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number
20100237226 - optical module, which is able to fire a beam: An optical module is disclosed. The optical module includes: (1) a mirror part for controlling its reflection angle in an analog method; (2) an aperture for controlling an amount of light incident to the mirror part, the aperture being installed facing the mirror part; (3) a detector for detecting an... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP
20100237227 - Optically gated mems switch: An optically powered MEMS gate driver includes a photovoltaic converter configured to receive a light signal from a light source and output a DC supply voltage for a MEMS gate driver in response thereto. The MEMS gate driver further includes a DC to DC converter electrically coupled to the photovoltaic... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20100237228 - Cmos image sensor pixel with internal charge amplifier: A CMOS image sensor in which each column of pixels is connected to a signal line that is coupled to a current source, and each pixel includes a charge amplifier having a common source configuration arranged such that a charge generated by its photodiode is amplified by the charge amplifier... Agent: Bever Hoffman & Harms, LLP 901 Campisi Way
20100237229 - Photoelectric conversion device and electronic device provided with the photoelectric conversion device: An output terminal of a photoelectric conversion element included in the photoelectric conversion device is connected to a drain terminal and a gate terminal of a MOS transistor which is diode-connected, and a voltage Vout generated at the gate terminal of the MOS transistor is detected in accordance with a... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100237230 - Calibration substances for atmospheric pressure ion sources: A Mixture of substances is provided for precise calibration of the mass scale of mass spectrometers equipped with ion sources that operate at atmospheric pressure (AP) with ionization of the analyte molecules, for example by APCI (chemical ionization), or by APPI (photoionization), often at high temperatures of up to 470°... Agent: O'shea Getz P.C.
20100237231 - Apparatus and method for ion beam implantation using scanning and spot beams: An ion implantation apparatus with multiple operating modes is disclosed. The ion implantation apparatus has an ion source and an ion extraction means for forming a converging beam on AMU-non-dispersive plane therefrom. The ion implantation apparatus includes magnetic scanner prior to a magnetic analyzer for scanning the beam on the... Agent: Bo-in Lin
20100237232 - Apparatus & method for ion beam implantation using scanning and spot beams with improved high dose beam quality: An ion implantation apparatus with multiple operating modes is disclosed. The ion implantation apparatus has an ion source and an ion extraction means for forming a converging beam on AMU-non-dispersive plane therefrom. The ion implantation apparatus includes magnetic scanner prior to a magnetic analyzer for scanning the beam on the... Agent: Bo-in Lin
20100237235 - Devices and methods for coupling mass spectrometry devices with chromatography systems: One embodiment of the invention provides a method of preparing an eluted sample containing salts or buffers from a liquid chromatography device for analysis by a mass spectrometry device. The method includes: continuously providing a non-polar solvent to the mass spectrometry device; receiving the eluted sample from the liquid chromatography... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20100237233 - Ion optics drain for ion mobility: A sample analysis system incorporates an ion removal mechanism for removing residual ions from the sample analysis system. The ion removal mechanism can be included in an ion optics assembly, which connects an ion mobility filter to a mass analyzer. A sample to be analyzed by the sample analysis system... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP
20100237234 - Liquid metal ion source, secondary iion mass spectrometer,secondary ion mass spectrometric analysis method and use thereof: A mass spectrometric method according to the Gentle SIMS (G-SIMS) method uses a liquid metal ion source which contains, on the one hand, a first metal with an atomic weight ≧190 U and, on the other hand, another metal with an atomic weight ≦90 U. One of the two types... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
20100237236 - Method of processing multiple precursor ions in a tandem mass spectrometer: A method of processing multiple precursor ions in a tandem mass spectrometer includes generating a plurality of precursor ions with an ion source. At least some of the plurality of precursor ions is trapped in an ion trap. At least two precursor ions of interest are isolated from the plurality... Agent: Rauschenbach Patent Law Group, LLP
20100237238 - Protein sequencing with maldi mass spectrometry: In a mass spectrometer, sample ions are produced by using matrix assisted laser desorption with a matrix substance that supports spontaneous, non-ergodic ISD fragmentation and a laser light source with nanosecond light pulses and a multiple spot beam profile. A plurality of individual time-of-flight spectra are recorded from the resulting... Agent: Law Offices Of Paul E. Kudirka
20100237237 - Tandem ion trapping arrangement: A mass spectrometer is disclosed comprising a first storage ion trap (2) arranged upstream of a high performance analytical ion trap (3). According to an embodiment ions are simultaneously scanned from both the first and second ion trap (2, 3). At any instant in time the quantity of charge present... Agent: Waters Technologies Corporation
20100237239 - Ion beam detector: In order to attain an object to realize an ion beam capable of (i) immediately determining energy of the ion beam to be generated, and (ii) measuring an ion beam in real time while carrying out laser irradiation, an ion beam detector (1) of the present invention includes a light... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100237241 - Electrostatic charge measurement method, focus adjustment method, and scanning electron microscope: A method and a device are disclosed for suppressing error in electrostatic charge amount or defocus on the basis of electrostatic charge storage due to electron beam scanning when measuring the electrostatic charge amount of the sample or a focus adjustment amount by scanning the electron beam. An electrostatic charge... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100237240 - Sample holder apparatus to reduce energy of electrons in an analyzer system and method: A sample holder apparatus and method for reducing the energy of charged particles entering an annular-acceptance analyzer includes use of an electrically isolated sample support member having a sample receiving surface configured to receive a sample and electrically connect the sample to the sample support member (e.g., wherein the sample... Agent: Mueting, Raasch & Gebhardt, P.A.
20100237242 - Device and method for crystal orientation measurement by means of an ion blocking pattern and a focused ion probe: The invention relates to a device for crystal orientation measurement, comprising an ion source (42); means (44) for focusing ions emitted from the ion source into an ion probe; and means (18) for receiving a crystalline or multicrystalline sample (16), characterized by an imaging ion detector (12) for registering at... Agent: David A. Guerra International Patent Group, LLC
20100237243 - Testing apparatus using charged particles and device manufacturing method using the testing apparatus: A system for further enhancing speed, i.e. improving throughput in a SEM-type inspection apparatus is provided. An inspection apparatus for inspecting a surface of a substrate produces a crossover from electrons emitted from an electron beam source 25•1, then forms an image under a desired magnification in the direction of... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100237244 - Current-actuated-display backplane tester and method: A backplane test system is provided that uses a pressed or deposited resistive film and infra-red (IR) imaging to visualize and quantify the current drive of pixels. In one form, the system is used for measuring organic light-emitting-diode (OLED) backplanes or other current-actuated-display (CAD) backplanes.... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP / Xerox - Parc
20100237245 - Shutterless infrared imager algorithm with drift correction: An infrared imaging system having functionality for maintaining image quality in the presence of temperature drift of the system. Such functionality is applied repetitively to maintain image quality of a target scene, yet without continuous actuation of a shutter of the system. The functionality of the imaging system results from... Agent: Intellectual Property Group, Fluke Patents
20100237246 - Evaluation device for evaluating measuring signals, measuring device and method for receiving and evaluating measuring signals: An evaluation device for evaluating analog measuring signals of a detector, e.g., an IR detector, includes: an analog/digital converter device for digitally converting the analog measuring signal of the detector or an analog signal derived from the analog measuring signal into a digital measuring signal; a control device for receiving... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100237247 - Ir sensing device: An Infrared Radiation (IR) sensing device comprises a lens module, an IR pass filter, and an optical sensor. The lens module is utilized for focusing light. The IR pass filter comprises an optical coating, and a Color Filter Array (CFA) module. The optical coating is utilized for blocking light with... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20100237248 - Lookdown zone mask for intrusion detector: An apparatus for enabling and disabling a lookdown zone mask in an intrusion detector unit. The unit may include a passive infrared motion detector, a lens assembly, and a mask or cover which selectively enables and disables a lookdown zone associated with the detector. The lens assembly provides a lens... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP
20100237249 - Illuminating system for in-flight refuelling operations: The invention relates to a system for illuminating an in-flight refueling operation involving a tanker aircraft (14) and a receiver aircraft (13), comprising: a generating device (2) for generating a light emission, substantially in a near infrared spectrum; a directing device (12) for directing the emission to define an emission... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20100237250 - Photosensor and method of manufacturing the same: A photosensor includes a photodiode including a semiconductor layer. The semiconductor layer is made up of an n-type semiconductor layer, an i-type semiconductor layer and a p-type semiconductor layer, for example. The photosensor further includes a transparent electrode made of a transparent conductive film, and a nitrogen-containing semiconductor layer formed... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100237251 - Radiation detector: A thin radiation detector with a high sensitivity is described. The radiation detector has light receiving elements receiving lights emitted by scintillators, performs a photoelectric conversion by using an avalanche multiplication film formed by amorphous selenium, and reads signals by using electron beams constantly discharged from a plurality of electron... Agent: J C Patents
20100237252 - Method of high-energy particle imaging by computing a difference between sampled pixel voltages: A method of high-energy particle imaging by individual particle counting with an active pixel direct bombardment detector. The method includes the step of providing an active pixel direct bombardment detector including an array of pixels. Each pixel is characterized by a reset time constant. The method further includes sampling the... Agent: Att: Eric L. Tanezaki Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
20100237253 - Charged particle beam drawing method and apparatus: A charged particle beam drawing apparatus includes a charged particle beam gun, a first forming aperture member having an opening, wherein a charged particle beam emitted from the charged particle beam gun is passed through the opening of the first forming aperture member, a second forming aperture member having an... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100237254 - Fluid treatment apparatus comprising ultraviolet light emitting diode: A treatment apparatus for at least partially disinfecting a fluid such as water comprises a pipe (16) for conveying a flow of fluid to be treated, a series of ultraviolet (UV) light emitting diodes (LEDs) (62) for emission of the UV light into the fluid, and a control circuit (70)... Agent: Young Law Firm, P.C. Alan W. Young
20100237255 - Optical fiber sensor: A sensor based on optical fiber technology is described. The sensor includes an elongate core for propagating light having an excitation wavelength; an interaction region that includes a fluorescent material for excitation by the propagated light to produce fluorescent light; and an interface region defining a boundary between the elongate... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100237256 - Charged particle beam writing method, method for detecting position of reference mark for charged particle beam writing, and charged particle beam writing apparatus: The reference mark has steps and is formed on a sample. A stage moves in X and Y directions. The sample M is placed on the stage. An optical lever type height position sensor emits light to detect the reference mark FM′ by the stage being scanned. The spot position... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100237257 - Patient positioning assembly: A method of robotic patient positioning for radiation treatment using a radiation source with an arm assembly rotatably connected to a support device is described. The method includes moving the support device with respect to the radiation source in at least five degrees of freedom to align a treatment target... Agent: Accuray/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100237259 - Method and device for image guided dynamic radiation treatment of prostate cancer and other pelvic lesions: A method and device for image guided dynamic radiation treatment of prostate cancer and other pelvic lesions including: 1) a unique fan geometry of radiation sources; 2) a special collimation method and apparatus to sculpt the radiation borders; 3) an integrated three-dimensional imager and a special tissue interface imaging system... Agent: Ober / Kaler C/o Royal W. Craig
20100237258 - Systems and methods for altering visual acuity: Provided are methods, systems, and apparatus for altering a modulation transfer function of an imaging system. The described methods, systems and apparatus can be used to temporarily alter visual acuity of a subject.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100237261 - Charged particle beam writing apparatus: A blanking deflector 23 is of the coaxial type and includes a rod-like inner electrode 231 and a cylindrical outer electrode 232 enclosing the inner electrode 231 such that an air gap through which the charged particle beam B passes is formed between the inner and outer electrodes 231 and... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100237262 - Electron beam writing method and apparatus: When performing pattern writing by emitting an electron beam, a fixed frequency component, which is a component of a variation in an encoder signal from the encoder in one rotation of the rotation stage that commonly appears in a plurality of different rotational speeds of the rotation stage, is compensated... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100237260 - Ion implantation systems: An ion implantation apparatus of high energy is disclosed in this invention. The new and improved system can have a wide range of ion beam energy at high beam transmission rates and flexible operation modes for different ion species. This high energy implantation system can be converted into a medium... Agent: Bo-in Lin
20100237263 - Dual mode portable lighting system: The present invention is a portable lighting system comprised of a light head with visible white light and infrared light sources mounted on the center post of a quadpod. The quadpod has four adjustable, telescoping legs which are affixed to the center post using a collar mechanism. The collar mechanism... Agent: Absolute Technology Law Group LLC09/16/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number
20100230577 - Optical angle of arrival measurement system and method: An optical angle of arrival measurement system uses an optical element to form at least one narrow width line on a focal plane array (FPA) which is oblique with respect to the FPA's row and column axes and which traverses at least two rows or columns along its length; forming... Agent: Koppel, Patrick ,heybl & Dawson, PLC
20100230580 - Scanning imaging device: A scanning imaging device has a spot light projecting section 101 that irradiates a first spot light for excitation and two second spot lights for focus detection onto a flow channel of a substrate 4 and an imaging section 102 for picking up an image of light emitted from a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100230578 - Solid-state image pickup apparatus, method of manufacturing the same, and image pickup apparatus: A solid-state image pickup apparatus includes a substrate, a wiring layer, and a waveguide. The substrate is provided with a pixel array portion constituted of a plurality of pixels each having a photoelectric converter that converts incident light into an electrical signal. The wiring layer includes a plurality of wirings... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100230579 - Solid-state imaging device, method for driving solid-state imaging device, and electronic apparatus: A solid-state imaging device having unit pixels arranged therein is provided, each unit pixel including: a transfer transistor configured to transfer a charge from a photoelectric conversion part to a floating diffusion part; a first reset transistor configured to reset the floating diffusion part; a charge storage capacitor; a charging... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100230581 - Light sensor: Light sensor, comprising a non-translucent layer (1) having a translucent aperture (2), and a sensor array layer (3), comprising an array of op to-electrical sensor elements (3a-d), as well as a translucent solid first carrier layer (4) to which said non-translucent layer is applied at one side and said sensor... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20100230582 - Photoelectric conversion module: A photoelectric conversion module includes a photoelectric conversion element that converts an arriving optical signal transmitted via an optical fiber into an electrical signal, a signal output section that outputs a photoelectrically converted electrical signal to the exterior, an impedance matching circuit provided between an output electrode of the photoelectric... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP
20100230583 - Solid state image pickup device, method of manufacturing the same, image pickup device, and electronic device: A solid state image pickup device includes a pixel section defined by unit pixels arrayed in line and row directions of a semiconductor substrate. Each of the unit pixels includes a photoelectric transducer that is formed on the semiconductor substrate and converts incident light into a signal charge, a waveguide... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100230584 - Method for setting an operating parameter of a particle beam device and a sample holder for performing the method: A method for adjusting an operating parameter of a particle beam device and a sample holder, which is suitable in particular for performing the method are provided. An adjustment of an operating parameter of a particle beam device is possible without transfer of the sample holder out of the particle... Agent: Muirhead And Saturnelli, LLC
20100230585 - Novel configuration design of detector shielding for wireline and mwd/lwd down-hole thermal neutron porosity tools: An apparatus for estimating a property of an earth formation penetrated by a borehole, the apparatus includes: a carrier configured to be conveyed through the borehole; a neutron source disposed at the carrier and configured to irradiate the earth formation with neutrons; a neutron detector disposed at the carrier and... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP- Baker Hughes Incorporated
20100230587 - Electrospray ionization mass spectrometry methodology: A method of enhanced speciation of both positive and negatives species in an analyte is disclosed. The method can include producing a first analyte solution comprising an analyte composition and an effective amount of silver triflate, and analyzing the first analyte solution with an electrospray ionization mass spectrometer. The method... Agent: Gregory A. Nelson Novak Druce & Quigg LLP
20100230586 - Method and apparatus for providing a sample for a subsequent analysis: The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for providing a sample for a subsequent analysis of the sample, particularly for analyzing biomolecules, comprising the following steps: generating a free micro liquid jet in an environment having a predetermined pressure, wherein the micro liquid jet contains a carrier liquid... Agent: HowardIPLaw Group
20100230588 - Ion selection appartus and method: An ion mobility spectrometer or other ion apparatus has two or three grid electrodes 51 and 52; 151 to 153; 106 and 107; 106′ and 107′ extending laterally of the ion flowpath. An asymmetric waveform with a dc compensating voltage is applied between the electrodes to produce a field parallel... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100230589 - Method and apparatus for surface desorption ionization by charged particles: An apparatus and method for generating analyte ions from a sample. An ion generating device is provided having a chamber with an outlet and a surface having a material and means for applying a high velocity gas flow through the chamber toward the outlet such that charged particles are produced... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.
20100230590 - Compact scanning electron microscope: A compact electron microscope is robust, simple to operate, and preferably requires no special utilities. Imaging can begin shortly after a sample is inserted. A preferred simplified design includes permanent magnets for focusing, lack a vacuum controller and vacuum gauge, and uses a backscattered electron detector and no secondary electron... Agent: Michael O. Scheinberg
20100230592 - Sample transfer unit and sample transferring method: There is provided a mini environment type transfer unit which can efficiently transfer a sample to a critical dimension scanning electron microscope (CD-SEM) even in the case of use of a SMIF pod which can store only one photomask. In addition to a load port, a stocker which can store... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100230591 - Transmission electron microscope: A transmission electron microscope has a target body position on the electron optical axis of the microscope, and an electrically conductive body off the axis of the microscope. The microscope also has an electron source for producing an axial electron beam. In use, the beam impinges upon a target body... Agent: Dann, Dorfman, Herrell & Skillman
20100230593 - Compact handheld non-laser detector for greenhouse gasses: Techniques are disclosed relating to gas leak detection. The techniques can be deployed, for example, in compact, handheld portable devices usable for detecting leaks in space-confined applications. The devices generally include a non-laser light source and thermal imaging camera that allow for detection of a target gas (or gasses) that... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC
20100230594 - Infrared solid-state image sensor: An infrared solid-state image sensor comprises: a pixel area comprising a sensitive pixel area where infrared detection pixels are arranged in a matrix form to detect incident infrared rays on the semiconductor substrate and a reference pixel area where reference pixels are provided, each of the infrared detection pixels comprising... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100230595 - Infrared sensor: To improve thermal insulation, a thermal infrared sensing element is carried on a sensor mount of a porous material and is spaced upwardly from a substrate by means of anchor studs projecting on the substrate. The sensor mount is formed with a pair of coplanar beams carry thereon leads extending... Agent: Cheng Law Group, PLLC
20100230596 - Photoconductive antenna element: This invention relates to a photoconductive antenna element having a structure capable of preventing element characteristics from deteriorating and attain a smaller size at the same time. This photoconductive antenna element (17) comprises a pair of electrodes (21) formed on a semiconductor layer (19). Each electrode (21) is constituted by... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20100230597 - Thermal profiling to validate electronic device authenticity: Counterfeit electronic devices are detected by comparing a thermal profile of the counterfeit device and an authentic device under predetermined operating conditions. A thermal profile for an authentic electronic device is recorded executing an instruction set over time, such as with static infrared images at predetermined times, video infrared images... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP IBM Austin
20100230598 - System and method for valve seat gap evaluation: A method of detecting a gap between a valve seat insert and a port in a cylinder head may include heating the valve seat insert and the cylinder head and generating a thermal image of the valve seat insert and the cylinder head at an interface between the valve seat... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100230599 - Optical ranging sensor and electronic device: An optical ranging sensor includes an infrared LED encapsulated in a first light-permeable resin section, a light receiving device encapsulated in a second light-permeable resin section, a light-shielding resin member in contact with the first and second resin sections, a drive circuit section for driving the LED, a light receiving... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100230600 - Radiometric measuring device with a two-wire supply: A measuring device with a two-wire supply for radiometric filling level measuring or density measuring of a feed material with a processor which is designed to change from an active mode to a power-saving mode.... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20100230601 - Composition, article, and method: A polycrystalline scintillator composition is provided. The polycrystalline scintillator composition is capable of being sintered to form a body having a pulse height resolution that is less than about 20 percent at 662 kilo electron volts. Also, an article formed form the polycrystalline scintillator composition is provided, as well as... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20100230603 - Integrated neutron-gamma radiation detector with optical waveguide and neutron scintillating material: A radiation detector includes a neutron sensing element having a neutron scintillating material at least partially surrounded by an optical waveguide material; and a photosensing element optically coupled to the neutron sensing element. The photons emitted from the neutron sensing element are collected and channeled through the optical waveguide material... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20100230602 - Method for positron emission tomography and pet scanner: Disclosed is a method for positron emission tomography and to a PET scanner. The positron emission tomography method employs the following steps: a) two photons are emitted in opposite directions by an annihilation event in the sample, b) at least two of a plurality of detectors arranged around the sample... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP
20100230604 - Photodiode and photodiode array with improved performance characteristics: The present invention is a photodiode and/or photodiode array, having a p+ diffused area that is smaller than the area of a mounted scintillator crystal, designed and manufactured with improved device characteristics, and more particularly, has relatively low dark current, low capacitance and improved signal-to-noise ratio characteristics. More specifically, the... Agent: Patentmetrix
20100230605 - Scintillator for an imaging device, scintillator module, imaging device with such a scintillator and method of manufacturing a scintillator: A scintillator for an imaging device includes a plate made of a material capable of emitting photons according to an incident radiation. The scintillator further includes at least one block of a second material capable of emitting photons according to the incident radiation. The plate and the block are assembled... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100230606 - Digital image detector with removable battery: A digital detector of a digital imaging system is provided. In one embodiment, a digital detector includes a detector array disposed in a housing and configured to generate image data based on received radiation. The digital detector may also include a battery configured to be disposed within a receptacle of... Agent: Ge Healthcare C/o Fletcher Yoder, PC
20100230607 - Radiation detector: The present invention provides a radiation detector that can suppress a deterioration of image quality of a radiation image while suppressing the size of the radiation detector. Namely, a conductive layer configured by a conductive member is disposed at a portion that corresponds to at least the back side of... Agent: Solaris Intellectual Property Group, PLLC
20100230608 - Safe motion: The present invention relates to an inertial slider (10) and a method for safely and controllably approach an object (2) towards a fixed object (3) for instance inside a transmission electron microscope (101). The inertial slider is controlled with a control signal (201) with a timing characteristic faster than a... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100230609 - Sample carrier for sample holder: The invention relates to a composite structure of a sample carrier 20 and a sample holder 30 for use in a TEM, for example. The sample carrier is hereby separately embodied from the sample holder. Although such compositions are already known, the known compositions are very fragile constructions. The sample... Agent: Michael O. Scheinberg
20100230610 - Integrated device having an array of photodetectors and an array of sample sites: An integrated device for detecting emissions from a sample (70) involves forming an array of photo detectors (20) for detecting the emissions and forming an array of sites for receiving the sample such that edges of the sites are defined by edges of the photo detectors. A side wall of... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100230611 - Lighting system, mehtod of lighting, optical detector, and method of optical detection: There is provided a lighting system having a high spatial resolution appropriate to a high-frequency component by evanescent waves in a negative refraction lens. The lighting system includes a light emitter thin film (106) which includes a light emitting material which emits light when an energy is applied, a cathode... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100230613 - Microfluidic devices and methods: Embodiments of the present invention provide improved microfluidic devices and related apparatus, systems, and methods. Methods are provided for reducing mixing times during use of microfluidic devices. Microfluidic devices and related methods of manufacturing are provided with increased manufacturing yield rates. Improved apparatus and related systems are provided for supplying... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100230614 - System and method for time-division multiplexed optical sensing of biosensors: A measurement system for use with fluorescent chemosensors has multiple stimulus light sources each coupled to at least one sensor. Multiple sensors each receiving light from a different light source connect to each of one or more photodetectors. A processing device drives the light sources in a time-division multiplexed manner,... Agent: Lathrop & Gage LLP
20100230615 - Security device: A security device for authenticating bank notes, documents and other items, comprises a luminescent material for producing luminescent radiation of first and second wavelengths. The security device includes an optically variable structure for controlling emission of luminescent radiation of at least one of the first and second wavelengths from the... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP
20100230617 - Charged particle radiation therapy: Among other things, an accelerator is mounted on a gantry to enable the accelerator to move through a range of positions around a patient on a patient support. The accelerator is configured to produce a proton or ion beam having an energy level sufficient to reach any arbitrary target in... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20100230616 - Method of smoothing solid surface with gas cluster lon beam and solid surface smoothing apparatus: Surface roughness having intervals of several tens of nanometers to about a hundred micrometers in a solid surface is reduced by directing a gas cluster ion beam to the surface. An angle formed between the normal to the solid surface and the gas cluster ion beam is referred to as... Agent: Intellectual Property Law Office Of David Lathrop
20100230618 - Electron beam web irradiation apparatus and process: The present disclosure includes an electron beam emitter, a roller for a web, circumferential radiation shielding, a reaction chamber, movement between open and closes positions, a depositor, baffles, inert gas dispenser, and other features. One example in the present disclosure is a web carrying roller for electron beam irradiation of... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP
20100230619 - Radioactive substance storage container, and method for manufacturing radioactive substance storage container: A radioactive substance storage container 1 includes a trunk body 2, a neutron shielding container 3, and a neutron shielding body 8. The trunk body 2 is a bottomed container including a trunk 2A, a bottom 2B provided at one end of the trunk 2A, and an opening 2H opened... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100230620 - Achromatic and uncoupled medical gantry: A medical gantry that focus the beam from the beginning of the gantry to the exit of the gantry independent of the rotation angle of the gantry by keeping the beam achromatic and uncoupled, thus, avoiding the use of collimators or rotators, or additional equipment to control the beam divergence,... Agent: Brookhaven Science Associates/ Brookhaven National Laboratory
20100230621 - Photonic filtering of electrical signals: A filter and a method of filtering a high frequency electrical signal using photonic components is disclosed. The filter has a serially fiber-coupled laser source, a modulator, a filter, and a photodetector. The electrical signal is applied to the modulator. The modulated light propagates through the filter which is constructed... Agent: Teitelbaum & Maclean09/09/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number
20100224758 - Display device and light sensing system: A display device is applied to a light sensing system. The display device includes a display module and a pattern layer. The pattern layer is made of optical material and formatted on the display module. The pattern layer includes patterned optical material and gaps without optical material. The pattern layer... Agent: Kile Goekjian Reed & Mcmanus
20100224760 - Imaging device and method for manufacturing same, and imaging method: An imaging device includes: an imaging lens; a light receiving element including a light receiving portion configured to sense light transmitted through the imaging lens; and a high refractive index member packed between the imaging lens and the light receiving element and having a higher refractive index than air.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100224759 - Solid-state imaging device, electronic equipment and manufacturing method of the solid-state imaging device: Disclosed herein is a solid-state imaging device including, active elements configured to handle the charge captured in a photoreceiving region, an element isolation region configured to isolate regions of the active element, a first impurity region configured to surround the element isolation region, and a second impurity region including an... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100224761 - Light receiving detection circuit: A light receiving detection circuit has a light receiving element configured to receive light emitted from a corresponding projection element, a current/voltage conversion circuit that converts a current signal passing through the light receiving element into a voltage signal, and a filter portion that has a plurality of stages. The... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20100224762 - Optoelectronic sensor: An optoelectronic sensor includes at least one light transmitter for the transmission of light signals into a monitored zone and at least one light receiver for the reception of transmitted light signals. In this respect, the received light signals are converted into electrical received signals in the light receiver. The... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20100224764 - Interface techniques for coupling a microchannel plate to a readout circuit: Techniques are disclosed that can be used to interface a microchannel plate (MCP) with readout circuitry. The techniques can be employed, for instance, with MCP based devices used in a numerous sensing/detection applications, and are particularly suitable for applications where it is desirable to interface an MCP having a relatively... Agent: Bae Systems
20100224765 - Photo sensor with pinned photodiode and sub-linear response: A photo sensor exhibiting low noise, low smear, low dark current and high dynamic range consists of a pinned (or buried) photodiode (PPD) with associated transfer gate (TG), a reset circuit (3) and a device (SL) with sub-linear voltage-to-current characteristic. The exposure cycle is started by reverse biasing the buried... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20100224766 - Solid-state image device manufacturing method thereof, and image capturing apparatus: A solid-state image device is provided which includes: a photoelectric conversion portion which obtains a signal charge by photoelectric conversion of incident light; a pixel transistor portion which outputs a signal charge generated by the photoelectric conversion portion; a peripheral circuit portion which is provided at the periphery of a... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100224763 - Selective channel charging for microchannel plate: Techniques are disclosed that can be used to increase the dynamic range of a microchannel plate (MCP) device, thereby eliminating the need for conventional techniques such as gating. In one example embodiment, an MCP device is provided that includes a plurality of channels, each channel for amplifying a photoelectron input... Agent: Bae Systems
20100224767 - Photodetector, method for manufacturing the same, and photodetection system: A photodetector used in, for example, an optical pickup device includes: a photodetection unit including a plurality of photodetection elements and provided on a semiconductor chip; a light transmitting unit formed on the upper surface of the photodetection unit; and a light shielding layer having an optical aperture and disposed... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100224768 - Optical encoder, motor, and motor system: An optical encoder includes a rotation disc, an annular slit, a light source, an absolute-value-related detecting unit, and a signal processing device. The annular slit includes a first annular slit and a second annular slit which are decentered in a mutually different direction. The light source is configured to irradiate... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100224772 - Apparatus and method for temperature mapping a rotating turbine component in a high temperature combustion environment: Apparatus and method for temperature mapping a rotating component (12) in a high temperature combustion environment. The apparatus includes a thermal imager (14) having a field of view to sense infrared (IR) emissions. Emissivity of a surface of the component is subject to variation in the combustion environment. A radiance... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100224770 - Method for configuring an ion mobility spectrometer system: This invention relates to a method of configuring an ion mobility spectrometer system, particularly for detecting a target analyte. The method involves using quantum chemical techniques to estimate the Ko values of the target analyte, and configure the ion mobility spectrometer system based upon a detection algorithm.... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP
20100224769 - Method of calibrating an apparatus for measuring radon and/or its progeny in an air sample: A method of calibrating an apparatus for measuring Radon and/or its progeny in an air sample, includes providing an apparatus for measuring Radon in an air sample that includes a preset offset voltage corresponding to a threshold conductivity value and a preselected reading value for indicating a concentration of Radon... Agent: Dinesh Agarwal, P.C.
20100224771 - System and method for calibrating an ambient light sensor: A system and a method for calibrating an ambient light sensor (ALS) are disclosed. The ALS, an adjustable resistor and a switch are located on a first surface of a printed circuit board (PCB), and the adjustable resistor and the switch are connected in series between an adjustable probe of... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100224773 - Method and system for calculating extent of a formation treatment material in a formation: A method and system for calculating extent of a formation treatment material in a formation. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods comprising releasing neutrons into a formation from a neutron source of a logging tool within a borehole having an axis, sensing energies of gammas produced by... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose
20100224774 - Electrode for influencing ion motion in mass spectrometers: An electrode for influencing ion motion in mass spectrometers, having a dielectric substrate and a conducting layer on portions of the substrate, wherein peripheral borders, edges or convex shapes of the conducting layer adjoin free regions of the substrate. According to the invention, a dielectric layer is provided on transitions... Agent: Smith, Gambrell & Russell
20100224776 - Ion mobility spectrometer apparatus and methods: An ion mobility spectrometer includes a protective housing. A drift tube having at least one inlet and at least one outlet confines a drift gas. An ion gate is positioned in the drift tube. The ion gate defines a reaction region and a drift region in the drift tube. An... Agent: Ching Wu Excellims Corporation
20100224775 - Laser system for maldi mass spectrometry: Mass spectrometry with lasers generates ions from analyte molecules by matrix assisted laser desorption for a variety of different mass spectrometric analysis procedures. The mass spectrometers with laser systems supply laser light pulses having at least two different pulse durations, and mass spectrometric measuring techniques use the laser light pulses... Agent: Patrick J. O'shea, Esq. O'shea Getz P.C.
20100224778 - Layered scanning charged particle apparatus package having an embedded heater: A scanning charge particle apparatus includes a layered charged particle beam column package; a sample holder; and a heater, such as a resistive heater, in one of the layers of the package that conductively heats layers and/or components.... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.
20100224779 - Layered scanning charged particle microscope package for a charged particle and radiation detector: A scanning charged particle microscope includes a layered charged particle beam column package; a sample holder; and a layered micro-channel plate detector package located between the column package and the sample holder.... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.
20100224777 - Layered scanning charged particle microscope with differential pumping aperture: A scanning charged particle apparatus includes a layered charged particle beam column package; a sample holder; and a layered differential pumping aperture that assists in maintaining two different vacuums.... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.
20100224780 - Beam device system comprising a particle beam device and an optical microscope: A beam device, in particular a particle beam device, for analyzing an object is provided, as well as a system comprising a particle beam device and an optical microscope for optically analyzing an object. The beam device simplifies the exchange and reduces the time of the exchange of objects to... Agent: Muirhead And Saturnelli, LLC
20100224781 - Electron microscope: An electron microscope is offered which facilitates aberration correction even during high-magnification imaging. The microscope has a spherical aberration corrector, a transfer lens system mounted between the corrector and an objective lens, an aperture stop mounted in a stage preceding the corrector so as to be movable relative to the... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20100224782 - Scanning device of multi-point simultaneous acquisition through diffuse optical tomography: A scanning device processes a multi-point simultaneous acquisition. The acquisition is processed for an infra-red diffuse optical tomography. An intensity modulated light is used with a frequency domain analysis theorem to obtain a reconstructed scanning image. The fibers are capable of a vertical movement and a radial movement. Thus, a... Agent: Jackson Intellectual Property Group PLLC
20100224783 - High performance neutron detector with near zero gamma cross talk: A scintillator system is provided to detect the presence of fissile material and radioactive material. One or more neutron detectors are based on 6LiF mixed in a binder medium with scintillator material, and are optically coupled to one or more wavelength shifting fiber optic light guide media that have a... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.
20100224784 - Radiation detector and method for producing the same: According to one embodiment, a radiation detector includes, a substrate, a scintillator layer, a moistureproof body, and an adhesion layer. The substrate comprises a photoelectric conversion element. The scintillator layer is formed on the substrate and converts radiation into fluorescence. The moistureproof body comprises a flange portion in a periphery... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20100224785 - Radiation detector: According to one embodiment, a radiation detector includes a photodetector including a fluorescent film configured to convert radiation into light, and a photoelectric conversion element configured to convert light into an electrical signal, a circuit board configured to electrically drives the photodetector, and electronically processes an output signal from the... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20100224786 - Rediation detector system for locating and identifying special nuclear material in moving vehicles: The invention uses a series of combined passive neutron and gamma ray sensors systematically placed along a path of commercial traffic, for example an airport runway, combined with a pulsed source of low energy protons and deuterons. The pulsed source produces monoenergetic gamma rays and low energy (60 keV) neutrons.... Agent: Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Department Of Defense
20100224787 - Device and method for detecting electromagnetic radiation: A device for detecting electromagnetic radiation, with a diode structure acting absorbingly for the electromagnetic radiation and having a diode, and an ascertainer for ascertaining a measurement value for the absorbed electromagnetic radiation by means of at least two current/voltage measurements at the diode for different pairs of a diode... Agent: Schoppe, Zimmermann , Stockeler & Zinkler C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP
20100224788 - Various arrangements of radiation and fissile materials detection systems using sensor arrays in spreader bars, gantry cranes, self-propelled frame structures, and transport vehicles: Sensor arrays arranged in a detection system provide high performance detection of the presence of fissile material and radioactive material in cargo containers and at moderate cost. One or more sensor arrays operate to detect gamma and/or neutron radiation from one or more sides of a container that can be... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.
20100224789 - Charged particle beam writing apparatus and optical axis deviation correcting method for charged particle beam: A charged particle beam writing apparatus includes a stage on which a target object is placed; an emitting unit configured to emit a charged particle beam to the stage side; a blocking unit arranged between the emitting unit and the stage and configured to block the charged particle beam emitted;... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100224790 - Global point spreading function in multi-beam patterning: In a particle multi-beam structuring apparatus for forming a pattern on a target's surface using a beam of electrically charged particles, during exposure steps the particle beam is produced, directed through a pattern definition means producing a patterned particle beam composed of multiple beamlets, and projected by an optical column... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
20100224791 - Systems and methods for radioisotope generation: Systems and methods are disclosed for producing customized, predictable and reproducible supplies of radioisotopes using, for example, a reactor housing that is fabricated from a radioactive shielding material and has both an internal volume and a surface that comprises an entry port and an exit port, a chromatographic column that... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20100224792 - Method for characterizing vibrational performance of charged particle beam microscope system and application thereof: A method of characterizing the vibrational performance of a charged particle beam microscope system having at least one encoder is disclosed. The encoder is part of a control system for controlling the speed of a stage whereupon a sample is secured for imaging. A plurality of images each corresponding to... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100224793 - Detection system and probe therefor: There is provided a detection system capable of simultaneously detecting a plurality of fluorescences or phosphorescences having different dominant wavelengths generated from a minute region and a probe therefor. A fluorescence detection system includes a probe having a lens and optical fibers and arranged on one end thereof. The probe... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100224794 - Multiphoton-excited measuring device: A multiphoton-excited measuring device measuring a sample with the use of a multiphoton absorption phenomenon by optical pulses having high intensity, comprising a short pulse light source 2 emitting optical pulses; an irradiation optical system 17, 18, 19 irradiating a sample 20 with optical pulses emitted from the short pulse... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100224795 - Topical composition detection: Compositions, devices, methods, and kits are provided for determining the presence of topical compositions on surfaces, such as skin.... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20100224796 - Imaging system using dynamic speckle illumination: A versatile, imaging system that uses dynamic speckle illumination (DSI) is disclosed. The DSI microscope includes at least one light source for producing light to illuminate a target object in an object plane; an image recording device for recording a sequence of images of the target object; imaging optics for... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP
20100224797 - Method and device for 3d reconstruction of the distribution of fluorescent elements: A device and method for processing fluorescence signals emitted after excitation by radiation coming from a radiation source, by at least one fluorophore with a lifetime τ in a surrounding medium, which signals are detected by detection means, and which method includes the calculation, on the basis of detected fluorescence... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100224798 - Scintillator based on lanthanum iodide and lanthanum bromide: A scintillator material has a formula La(1-x)CexBr3(1-y)I3y in which x represents a real number greater than or equal to 0.0005 and less than 1, y represents a real number greater than 0.20 and equal to or less than 0.9. This material has scintillation properties and emission properties and is useful... Agent: Larson Newman & Abel, LLP
20100224799 - Photoluminescent coating for vehicles: The present invention provides a method and composition for illuminating a contoured surface, such as a vehicle having a receiving surface extending from a structural member. A method includes providing a heterogeneous mixture including a semiconductor nanocrystal complex and a dispersion media, with the complex generally including a middle layer... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC One Maritime Plaza
20100224800 - Radiation source container and method of extending the sealing life of a radiation source capsule accommodated in the radiation source container thereof: A radiation source container comprising: a radiation source capsule (1); a radiation source holder (4) having an aperture (B) that emits unidirectionally radiation emitted from a radiation port A of the radiation source capsule, that provides screening such that no leakage of radiation takes place except from this aperture, and... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100224801 - Photo interrupter: A photo interrupter is provided. The photo interrupter includes a housing and a light emitting/receiving unit. The housing defines a recess portion and has a first engaging portion disposed in the recess portion. The light emitting/receiving unit has a second engaging portion. When the light emitting/receiving unit is disposed in... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC09/02/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number
20100219326 - Optoelectronic sensor with alignment light transmitter: An optoelectronic sensor (10) is provided having a transmitter (12) for operating light, a light receiver (14) for the generation of an electrical received signal from incident light and an evaluation unit (16) which can detect an object in the beam path from the transmitter (12) for operating light to... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20100219327 - High speed quantum efficiency measurement apparatus utilizing solid state lightsource: The present invention provides a high-speed Quantum Efficiency (QE) measurement device that includes at least one device under test (DUT), at least one conditioned light source with a less than 50 nm bandwidth, where a portion of the conditioned light source is monitored. Delivery optics are provided to direct the... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm
20100219328 - Moveable sensor array and method of detecting location of calibration fault: A printing device comprises a print head, imaging member, and a moveable sensor array. The print head is configured to deliver marking material to the imaging member as it moves in a process direction. The linear sensor array comprises a plurality of photo sensors configured to scan the imaging member.... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP
20100219329 - Photoelectric conversion apparatus: Provided is a photoelectric conversion apparatus for detecting focus, which provides an increased number of ranging points while suppressing a chip-area increase. In a first mode, signals from a first line sensor L1 group are written in a first line memory L1 group while signals from a second line sensor... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100219330 - Optoelectronic sensor: The invention relates to an optoelectronic sensor having a transmitter (12) for the transmission of transmitted light (22), a receiver (14) for the reception of the transmitted light (28) and for the provision of an electronic received signal (I), an evaluation unit (16) for the recording of the received signal... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20100219331 - Optoelectronic sensor: The invention relates to n optoelectronic sensor having a transmitter (12) for the transmission of a transmitted light beam (22) which is extended perpendicular to the detection direction by means of an optical transmission system (24) and a receiver (14) for the reception of received light (28) and for the... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20100219332 - Electronic code disk position selecting device: The present invention is an electronic system which can select high-precision positions by an electronic code disk position selecting device. The device includes an active spindle (1), a code disk (2), a circuit board (4), photoelectric coupling tubes (3) formed on the circuit board, a circuit board support (5), a... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100219333 - Method and kit for calibrating a photoluminescence measurement system: The invention is directed to a method and a kit for calibrating a photoluminescence measurement system, in particular a fluorescence measurement system. The kit includes a number of fluorescence standards i and their corrected and certified fluorescence spectra Ii(λ), whereby the fluorescence standards i are selected, so that their spectrally... Agent: Londa, Bruce S. Norris Mclaughlin & Marcus, Pa
20100219334 - System and method for wellbore monitoring: A system for monitoring a borehole includes: a borehole string configured to be disposed within the borehole and configured to direct a fluid into the earth formation for storage in the earth formation, the fluid including carbon dioxide; at least one optical fiber sensor disposed on the borehole string at... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP- Baker Hughes Incorporated
20100219336 - Ionization probe assemblies: The invention relates generally to sample ionization, and provides ionization probe assemblies, systems, computer program products, and methods useful for this purpose.... Agent: Casimir Jones, S.c.
20100219335 - Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis of samples using ionic eluent comprising a volatile ionic salt: The use of an ionic eluent in ion exchange chromatography for analysing a sample comprising an analyte, wherein the ionic eluent comprises a volatile ionic salt, in particular an ammonium salt, is described. Such eluents are shown to be compatible with mass spectrometry (MS), providing clean mass spectra of the... Agent: Novartis Vaccines And Diagnostics Inc.
20100219338 - Mass spectrometry assay for plasma-renin: Provided are methods for measuring renin activity in a plasma sample using mass spectrometry. The methods generally involve ionizing purified angiotensin 1 from the sample and detecting the amount of angiotensin 1 ions generated. The amount of detected angiotensin 1 ions are then related to the amount of angiotensin 1... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20100219337 - Method of mass spectrometry and mass spectrometer: A mass spectrometer introducing ions produced at an ion source, and including quadrupole rods which have an inlet and an outlet and to which a radio-frequency voltage is applied, the mass spectrometer, i.e., a mass spectrometry device implemented by a linear trap which exhibits high ejection efficiency, high mass resolution,... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20100219339 - Focused ion beam apparatus: The crystal structure of the emitter can be accurately grasped from a FIM image without being influenced by disturbances, such as contamination, and even if the rearrangement of atoms has been performed, whether or not the crystal structure of the emitter has returned to the original state can also be... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/seiko Instruments Inc.
20100219340 - Apparatus and method for measuring semiconductor device: An apparatus for measuring a semiconductor device is provided. The apparatus includes a beam emitter configured to irradiate an electron beam onto a sample having the entire region composed of a critical dimension (CD) region, which is formed by etching or development, and a normal region connected to the CD... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100219341 - Power and energy meter for measuring electromagnetic radiation: A power and energy (PE) meter includes a sensor head comprising a sensor which absorbs EM radiation that impinges on it, and a heat sink with which the sensor is in thermal contact. The heat sink includes a through-hole behind the sensor which allows at least some of the EM... Agent: Koppel, Patrick, Heybl & Dawson
20100219342 - Antiblooming imaging apparatus, systems, and methods: Apparatus, systems, and methods are described to assist in reducing dark current in an active pixel sensor. In various embodiments, a potential barrier arrangement is configured to block the flow of charge carriers generated outside a photosensitive region. In various embodiments, a potential well-potential barrier arrangement is formed to direct... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/micron
20100219343 - Methods and apparatus for determining fibre orientation: Fibre distribution characteristics such as the bulk average orientation of fibres in composite fibrous materials can be evaluated based on the variation in the speed with which polarized electromagnetic signals propagate through the material as a function of angle. The electromagnetic radiation may comprise terahertz radiation. The composite fibrous materials... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station
20100219344 - Electrochemically modulated separations for in-line and at-line monitoring of actinides in high-volume process streams: Methods for monitoring target actinides in a fuel reprocessing or waste remediation facility. The methods can be characterized by providing a fuel reprocessing or waste remediation stream having at least one target actinide and at least one other radionuclide. At least a portion of the stream is flowed through an... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute Attn:IPServices, K1-53
20100219345 - Virtual pet detector and quasi-pixelated readout scheme for pet: When designing detector arrays for diagnostic imaging devices, such as PET or SPECT devices, a virtual detector, or pixel, combines scintillator crystals (10, 20, 40) with photodetectors (12) in ratios that deviate from the conventional 1:1 ratio. For instance, multiple photodetectors can be glued to a single crystal to create... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100219346 - Novel positron emission detectors and configurations: A three-dimensional detector module for use in detecting annihilation photons generated by positrons emitted from radio-labeled sites within a body is formed from multiple solid state photo-detectors attached to one or more scintillators. Each photo-detector can be attached to a scintillator to form a photo-detector/scintillator combination and multiple photo-detector/scintillator combinations... Agent: Koppel, Patrick, Heybl & Dawson
20100219348 - Combination of single photon emission computed tomography and optical imaging detector: The invention relates to an imaging method for simultaneously determining in vivo distributions of bioluminescent and/or fluorescent markers and radioactive markers at identical projection angles, the distribution of the bioluminescent and/or fluorescent markers being determined by separate detection of photons having a first average energy, which are emitted by the... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100219347 - Mr/pet imaging systems: An imaging system includes positron emission tomography (PET) detectors (30) shrouded by broadband galvanic isolation (99) and coincidence detection electronics (50, 50ob), or other radiation detectors. A magnetic resonance scanner includes a main magnet (12, 14) and magnetic field gradient assembly (20, 20′, 22, 24) configured to acquire imaging data... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100219349 - Radiation detector and method for producing the same: Disclosed is a multi-channel array radiation detector that can provide high-definition and high-resolution CT photo-images. The radiation detector has semiconductor photo-detecting elements arranged lengthwise and breadth-wise in a lattice manner and scintillator elements arranged on them one-to-one. The scintillator elements have thin metal light-reflecting material layers formed on side surfaces... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100219350 - Beam detector and beam monitor using the same: In a beam detector 2 for detecting the position and intensity of beams, a beam irradiation portion 6 to be irradiated with beams 7 is formed of a polycrystalline diamond (C) film 4 containing at least one element (X) selected from the group consisting of silicon (Si), nitrogen (N), lithium... Agent: Juan Carlos A. Marquez C/o Stites & Harbison PLLC
20100219351 - Radiation-based timer for implantable medical devices: A radiation-based timer for use in an implantable medical device (IMD) includes a radiation source and a radiation detection circuit. The radiation source emits radiation particles during a process referred to as radioactive decay. The radiation detection circuit detects the radiation particles emitted during the decay process and tracks the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.
20100219352 - Ion deflector for two-dimensional control of ion beam cross sectional spread: An ion deflector, for deflecting a beam of charged particles along an arc in a deflection plane, includes a pair of non-spherical deflection electrodes adapted for being charged with different voltages. The pair of deflection electrodes are configured to control, in both the deflection plane and in a direction perpendicular... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100219353 - Apparatus and method of acquiring images of a sample of biological origin: A novel apparatus and a novel method of imaging a luminescence phenomenon of a sample of biological origin using an optical image formation device are provided. In the inventive method and apparatus, an illumination image acquired by illuminating the sample and a luminescence image acquired with the light emitted by... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20100219354 - Device for measuring fluorescent radiation on biological substances with a semi-conductor sensor arrangement: The invention relates to a device for measuring fluorescent radiation emitted by biological substances, comprising a light source, a capturing unit, an evaluation unit, at least one emission fibre, and at least one detection fibre. Said emission fibre guides excitation radiation to the biological substrate and the detection fibre receives... Agent: Maier & Maier, PLLC
20100219355 - Apparatus for an irradiation unit: An apparatus is provided having a chamber for the irradiation of at least one substrate. The apparatus includes a transfer channel for inserting and removing the substrate, a substrate holder inside the chamber, a vacuum pump, and at least one irradiation unit for irradiating the substrate. The irradiation unit has... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
20100219356 - Method and apparatus for intensity modulated arc therapy sequencing and optimization: A treatment planner (102) generates fluence maps (140) indicative of a desired fluence distribution at various locations (304, 312) along a treatment arc (302). A converter (142) converts the fluence distributions (140) to treatment device settings (144). The settings (144) may include multiple segments. A segment distributor (146) distributes the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100219357 - System, method and apparatus for multi-beam lithography including a dispenser cathode for homogeneous electron emission: A dispenser cathode which is comprises an emission surface, a reservoir for material releasing, when heated, work-function-lowering particles, and at least one passage for allowing diffusion of work-function-lowering particles from said reservoir to said emission surface, and emission surface comprising at least one emission area and at least one non-emission... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100219358 - Grid transparency and grid hole pattern control for ion beam uniformity: A design process for varying hole locations or sizes or both in an ion beam grid includes identifying a control grid to be modified; obtaining a change factor for the grid pattern; and using the change factor to generate a new grid pattern. The change factor is one or both... Agent: Hensley Kim & Holzer, LLC
20100219359 - Signal waveform measuring apparatus and measuring method: A signal waveform measuring apparatus 1A is configured from: a signal optical system 11, a reference optical system 16, a time difference setting unit 12 setting a time difference between signal light L1 and reference light L2, a wavelength conversion element 20 including an aggregate of crystals of a dye... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)Previous industry: Static molds
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