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Radiant energy November recently filed with US Patent Office 11/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100294913 - Solid state luminaires for general illumination: A lighting panel includes a tile having a first side parallel to a principal plane of the lighting panel, a plurality of solid state lighting devices arranged on the first side of the tile and configured to emit light, a reflector sheet on the first side of the tile, and... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.
20100294914 - Method and device for detecting the light power emitted by an led light source: In a method and a device for detecting the light power emitted by an LED light source, the LED light source is driven with a drive signal corresponding to a binary code. The light emitted by the LED light source is detected by means of a sensor system. The output... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20100294915 - Occupancy sensor and override unit for photosensor-based control of load: An occupancy sensor is provided with a separable override unit which can selectively override the operation of the occupancy sensor at designated times and for selected time intervals. The occupancy sensor includes a light sensor for actuating the occupancy sensor and a light assembly when the ambient light is below... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.
20100294916 - Method and system for creating an image using the quantum properties of sound or quantum particles: A preferred embodiment comprises a method and system for generating an image of a subject or area comprising a processor; at least one incoherent light source which illuminates the subject or area; a first receiver for receiving light reflected from the subject or area operatively connected to the processor; a... Agent: U S Army Research Laboratory Attn: Rdrl-loc-i
20100294917 - apparatus and methods for imaging: For imaging, an electromagnetic radiation sensor is used to produce an output when illuminated by a modulated laser light. In use, the output is determined by a laser Doppler signal illuminating the sensor. Various examples are described for achieving integration of on-chip processing onto the substrate providing the sensor. In... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100294918 - Photodetection device: An electric charge storage method is used in which a photoelectric current generated in a photodiode is stored for a predetermined time period and the stored electric charge is amplified by an amplifier to obtain an output. Further, the storage time period is switched so that an output from the... Agent: Bruce L. Adams, Esq Adams & Wilks
20100294919 - Photon detection system and method of photon detection: According to one embodiment, a photon detection system determines the number of detected photons. The detection system includes an avalanche photodiode and a measuring unit. The measuring unit measures an avalanche signal induced by illumination before the avalanche current through the device has saturated.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100294920 - Aperture unit and imaging system using same: An aperture unit includes a transparent cylindrical member, a magnetic fluid, and a magnetic field generator. The cylindrical member includes a cylindrical chamber. A light input end portion of the cylindrical member is transparent, and an opposite light output end portion of the cylindrical member is transparent. The magnetic fluid... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20100294921 - Method and apparatus for converting or otherwise utilizing radiation pressure to generate mechanical work: A photon engine and variations thereof and methods of operating the photon engines, the photon engines comprising a primary prism and a secondary prism, the method and apparatus repeatedly imparting linear momentum to multiple reflective surfaces of the photon engine communicating with an energy system.... Agent: Paula D. Morris The Morris Law Firm, P.C.
20100294922 - Automated calibration methodology for vuv metrology system: A calibration pad having multiple calibration sites is provided. A particular calibration site may be utilized until that particular site has been determined to have become unacceptable for further use, for example from contamination, in which case the calibration processes may then move to use a different calibration site(s) on... Agent: D. Kligler I.p. Services Ltd
20100294924 - Ion spectrum analysing apparatus and method: An ion spectrum analysing apparatus (1) comprising an electric field generation arrangement (3, 4, 5) which, in use, is operative to accelerate ions into a flight tube (7), and further comprising a detector (6), and recording apparatus (8) which is operative to record data representative of the spatial distribution of... Agent: Flaster/greenberg P.C. Four Penn Center
20100294923 - Mass spectrometer: A collision or fragmentation cell (4) is disclosed comprising a plurality of electrodes wherein a first RF voltage (7a) is applied to an upstream group of electrodes and a second different RF voltage (7b) is applied to a downstream group of electrodes. The radial confinement of parent ions entering the... Agent: Waters Technologies Corporation
20100294926 - Mass spectrometry apparatus and method using the apparatus: A mass-spectrometry apparatus includes a substrate for mass spectrometry used in surface-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry, a light irradiation means that irradiates sample S in contact with a surface of the substrate with measurement light L1 to desorb analyte R in sample S from the surface, a metal probe that... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC
20100294925 - Sampling of confined spaces: In various embodiments of the invention, a cargo container can be monitored at appropriate time intervals to determine that no controlled substances have been shipped with the cargo in the container. The monitoring utilizes reactive species produced from an atmospheric analyzer to ionize analyte molecules present in the container which... Agent: Sci-law Strategies, PC
20100294927 - High throughput inspecting: The various embodiments provide methods and apparatus high-throughput reading and decoding of information-encoding features (especially identification features) on pharmaceutical compositions for the purpose of e.g. counterfeiting detection and inventory tracking/tracing. A preferred embodiment provides high-throughput imaging of regular arrays of pharmaceutical tablets with a scanning electron microscope. Another preferred embodiment... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100294928 - Laser atom probes: An atom probe includes a specimen mount that can hold a specimen to be analyzed. A detector is spaced apart from the specimen mount. Between the detector and specimen mount Is a local electrode with an aperture. A laser is oriented to emit a laser beam toward the specimen mount... Agent: Intellectual Property Dept. Dewitt Ross & Stevens Sc
20100294929 - Sample electrification measurement method and charged particle beam apparatus: The present invention has the object of providing charged particle beam irradiation method ideal for reducing the focus offset, magnification fluctuation and measurement length error in charged particle beam devices. To achieve these objects, a method is disclosed in the invention for measuring the electrical potential distribution on the sample... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20100294930 - Scanning charged particle beams: Methods are disclosed that include exposing, in direct succession, portions of a surface of a sample to a charged particle beam, the portions of the surface of the sample forming a row in a first direction, the charged particle beam having an average spot size fat the surface of the... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20100294931 - Charged particle detection system and method: A system for selectively detecting charged particles produced due to operation of a charged particle beam column irradiating a specimen, including a proximal grid being selectively electrically biasable and configured for controllably directing the charged particles by electrically focusing the charged particles to compel selected secondary charged particles, whereupon being... Agent: Daniel J Swirsky
20100294932 - Magnetic domain imaging system: A magnetic domain imaging system is offered which permits application of a strong magnetic field to a specimen. The imaging system includes a transmission electron microscope having an objective lens. The specimen that is magnetic in nature is placed in the upper polepiece of the objective lens. An electron beam... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20100294933 - Thermographic camera: Disclosed is an IR measuring instrument (1) comprising a least one sensor element (29) which is sensitive to infrared radiation and generates an output signal (12) that depends on the radiation incident on the at least one sensor element (29). The output signal (12) for a predefined incident radiation can... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
20100294934 - Light measurement apparatus and a trigger signal generator: The present invention can restrain a jitter from being generated in a measurement result of light such as terahertz light which has transmitted through a device under test. A trigger signal generation device includes a first photoelectric conversion unit that applies photoelectric conversion to a probe light pulse, a second... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100294935 - Detection beyond the standard radiation noise limit using reduced emissivity and optical cavity coupling: The present invention provides thermal detectors having an optical cavity that is optimized to couple light into a sensor. Light that is on resonance is coupled with the sensor with as high as 100% efficiency, while light off resonance is substantially reflected away. Light that strikes the sensor from the... Agent: Kagan Binder, PLLC
20100294936 - Organic photodetector for the detection of infrared radiation, method for the production thereof, and use thereof: An organic photodetector detects infrared radiation, particularly radiation within the spectral region of over 1100 nm, the so-called imager region. Contrary to the currently known photodetectors, such as the Bolometer, II-VI semiconductor, and quantum well detectors, the photodetector contains semiconducting nano-particles for shifting the range of detection, requires no technical... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100294937 - Multipoint sensing system: A self-powered energy harvesting unit/controller receives motion data from one or more self-powered sensors via low power wire. The energy harvesting unit sends signals wirelessly to a system to perform certain functions as a result of received motion signals or the absence of such motion signals.... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds/masco Corporation
20100294938 - Sensing assembly for mobile device: An infrared sensing assembly for allowing detection of a location of an external object, as well as a mobile device employing such an assembly and related methods of operation, among other things, are disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, the sensing assembly includes a pyramid-type housing structure having a central surface... Agent: Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.c./motorola
20100294939 - Phase stable rare earth garnets: A transparent ceramic according to one embodiment includes a rare earth garnet comprising AhBiCjO12, where h is 3±10%, i is 2±10%, and j is 3±10%. A includes a rare earth element or a mixture of rare earth elements, B includes at least one of aluminum, gallium and scandium, and C... Agent: Llnl/zilka-kotab John H. Lee, Assistant Laboratory Counsel
20100294940 - Pixelated scintillator array: A radiation detector module for use in nuclear medical imagers employing radiation transmission or radiopharmaceuticals includes a rigid, optically opaque grid defined around a plurality of scintillator crystals. The grid defines a plurality of cells in which each scintillator crystal is completely disposed within in such a manner that an... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100294941 - Dual photons emission computed tomography system: A dual photons emission computed tomography (DuPECT) system is provided. The present invention uses certain isotopes that emit at least two photons during the decay for the purpose of emission source positioning. The system includes a plurality of modular detectors connected to a coincident circuit, and each modular detector is... Agent: Lin & Associates Intellectual Property, Inc.
20100294942 - Radiation detecting apparatus and radiation imaging system: A radiation detecting apparatus capable of obtaining good images including decreased noises includes a plurality of pixels, each having a photoelectric conversion element for converting an incident radiation into an electric signal and a a first switch element connected to the photoelectric conversion element and a second switch element being... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100294943 - 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 include scintillator material, and are optically coupled to one or more wavelength shifting fiber optic light guide media that extend from the scintillator material to guide light from the scintillator... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.
20100294945 - Process for locating a positon radionuclide, applications and device for implementing same: The present disclosure relates to a method for locating a radionuclide emitting positons and having a child core emitting a photon by de-excitation, that includes detecting a radionuclide response line using a positon-emitting tomography camera. According to the disclosure, for each of the arrangements ordered by pairs of first and... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100294944 - Radiation detector: A radiation detector of this invention includes a pulse width modulation circuit for binarizing an analog electrical pulse outputted from a detector cell with a predetermined threshold, and modulating it into a digital electrical pulse, and a data superposer for outputting an incident position pulse train by superposing incident position... Agent: Cheng Law Group, PLLC
20100294946 - Radiation detecting device and method of operating: A method of operating a radiation-detecting device includes charging a first charge storage region of a charge storage structure to place a first charge value at the first charge storage region, and charging a second charge storage region of the charge storage structure to place a second charge value at... Agent: Larson Newman & Abel, LLP
20100294947 - Fluorescent measurement device for living body and exciting light-irradiating device for fluorescent measurement: Disclosed herein is a fluorescence measurement device for a living body configured to be able to reduce wavelength components that will become leak light and to easily switch a wavelength and an irradiation direction. The fluorescence measurement device for a living body comprises: a sample holder on which a living... Agent: Cheng Law Group, PLLC
20100294950 - Measuring apparatus, and liquid collecting and measuring system having the same: A blood collecting apparatus includes a main flow path and a pressure generator. The pressure generator is provided in an intermediate position of the main flow path to insert a gas as separators at designated predetermined intervals, thereby to take out blood to be measured, as separated in a time... Agent: Cheng Law Group, PLLC
20100294948 - Optical wavelength demultiplexing detector for fluorescence analysis and fluorescence detection system: An optical wavelength demultiplexing detector for fluorescence analysis that is compact, has a small number of components, and is easy to assemble. An excitation light received via a first optical transmission path is outputted to a second optical transmission path, and a fluorescence arising from the excitation light outputted from... Agent: Holtz, Holtz, Goodman & Chick PC
20100294949 - Scanning microscope device: Spectrum detection is performed at a high S/N ratio, high sensitivity, and high speed. Provided is a scanning microscope device that includes a light source that irradiates a sample with laser light; an X-Y galvanometer mirror that scans the laser light from the light source on the sample; an objective... Agent: Holtz, Holtz, Goodman & Chick PC
20100294951 - Sensitive gas-phase flourimeter at ambient pressure for nitrogen dioxide: An instrument detects an amount of a component of a sample gas by passing an excitation light through the sample gas at atmospheric pressure to produce fluorescence light from the component. The fluorescence light is discriminated using a sequence of multiple long pass interference filters to filter out the excitation... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm
20100294952 - Controlled agent release and sequestration: Disclosed are nanostructures having nanoprisms and agents, such as diagnostic and/or therapeutic agents. Nanoprisms with a surface plasmon resonance in the near-infrared convert irradiation, such as from a laser into heat selectively to allow the dissociation, such as dehybridization of oligonucleotide duplexes, of agents associated with the nanoprism surface. These... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20100294953 - Laser produced plasma euv light source: A device is disclosed herein which may include a plasma generating system comprising a source of target material droplets and a laser producing a beam irradiating the droplets at an irradiation region, the plasma producing EUV radiation, wherein the droplet source comprises a fluid exiting an orifice and a sub-system... Agent: Matthew K. Hillman Cymer, Inc., Legal Dept.
20100294954 - Method for making structures with improved edge definition: A method includes scanning a radiation beam with respect to a multi-photon curable photoreactive composition. The radiation beam includes a power sufficient to at least partially cure a volume of the multiphoton curable photoreactive composition. The method further includes modifying a characteristic of the radiation beam as the radiation beam... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20100294955 - Method and system of monitoring e-beam overlay and providing advanced process control: A method for monitoring overlay of a direct-write system. The method includes providing a substrate having a pattern formed thereon by the direct-write system, generating data associated with the substrate pattern, decomposing the data by applying a transformation matrix, and determining an overlay index based on the decomposed data, the... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100294956 - Calibrated flexible radioactive source: m
20100294957 - Radiation-emitting semiconductor body: Described is a radiation-emitting semiconductor body (1) with an active layer (2) for generation of radiation of a first wavelength (λ1) and a reemission layer (3) which comprises a quantum well structure (4) comprising a quantum layer structure (5) and a barrier layer structure (6). The reemission layer is intended... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20100294958 - Apparatus and method for measuring and controlling target trajectory in chamber apparatus: An apparatus for measuring and controlling a target trajectory within a chamber apparatus for generating extreme ultraviolet light from plasma generated by irradiating a droplet target supplied from a target injection nozzle with a driver laser beam from an external driver laser. The apparatus includes: a nozzle adjustment mechanism for... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100294959 - Chopper for a particle beam: A chopper for a particle beam comprises an annular guiding element and an element for controlling the intensity of the particle beam. The control element is supported on the guiding element so that at least one point under consideration on the control element can revolve along the circumference of the... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP
20100294960 - Modular radiation shield: A radiation shielding system includes at a first shielding member and at least a second shielding member that is coupled to the first shielding member. Each of the first and second shielding member includes a moderator material. At least the first shielding member includes at least one locking member extending... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.
20100294961 - Lighting unit with photosensor: Disclosed herein is a lighting unit (10) including one or more light sources (12) configured to emit light and one or more photosensors (16) supported by a substantially transparent structure (18). Light emitted by the one or more light sources (12)and incident upon the structure (18) is substantially transmitted therethrough... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards11/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20100288910 - Adaptive spatial-spectral processing (assp): A hyperspectral imaging sensor and an adaptive spatial spectral processing filter capable of detecting, identifying, and/or classifying targets having a spatial extent of one pixel or less includes a sensor that may be oversampled such that a pixel is spatially smaller than the optical blur or point spread function of... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (raytheon Sas)
20100288911 - Solid-state imaging device, electronic apparatus, and method for manufacturing solid-state imaging device: A solid state imaging device that includes a semiconductor substrate having a plurality of photodiodes thereon and a first wiring portion, a second wiring portion and a third wiring portion, a first wiring layer over the semiconductor substrate and which includes a plurality of metal films and extends across all... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100288912 - optical probe: The invention relates an optical probe (1) suitable for non-linear optics such as two-photon imaging for medical purposes. The probe has an optical guide (2) and a lens system (6) positioned rigidly at an end portion (2a) of the optical guide. Additionally, a housing (3) with a cavity for the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100288913 - Optical trapping methods and apparatus employing one or more fresnel zone plates: Methods and apparatus (1100) for trapping fluid-borne object(s) (212) using one or more Fresnel zone plates (202) located in proximity to a fluid medium (208). Optical tweezers based on one or more Fresnel zone plates may be integrated with a microfluidic structure (e.g., chambers, channels) (1104) of various geometries so... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100288914 - Volumetric imaging of holographic optical traps: A method and system for manipulating object using a three dimensional optical trap configuration. By use of selected hologram on optical strap can be configured as a preselected three dimensional configuration for a variety of complex uses. The system can include various optical train components, such as partially transmissive mirrors... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20100288915 - Method and apparatus for compensating infrared sensor for temperature: To improve the precision of temperature compensation in an infrared sensor and obtain a sharp image, a correction is applied to a variation in output voltage (referred to as “background infrared radiation absorption intensity distribution” below) due to intensity distribution of background infrared radiation, which is light other than the... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100288916 - Phantoms and methods for verification in radiotherapy systems: Methods and phantoms for verification in radiotherapy systems. A phantom for verification in a radiotherapy system may include a body to support a detector surface for obtaining a panoramic image of individual radiation beams in the radiotherapy system. The detector surface may be positioned in an intermediate region between the... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP
20100288920 - Method and apparatus for ion fragmentation in mass spectrometry: A method for fragmentation of analyte ions for mass spectroscopy and a system for mass spectroscopy. The method produces gas-phase analyte ions, produces gas-phase odd-electron containing species separately from the analyte ions, and mixes the gas-phase analyte ions and the odd-electron containing species at substantially atmospheric pressure conditions to produce... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100288919 - Radio frequency lens for introducing ions into a quadrupole mass analyzer: An improved ion optical lens designed to increase the amount of ion current delivered into a multi-pole ion detector or transfer device, such as quadrupole mass analyzer, an ion guide, collision cell, etc. A device and method is disclosed that utilizes a tubular entrance lens to introduce ions into or... Agent: Edward W Sheehan
20100288917 - System and method for analyzing contents of sample based on quality of mass spectra: A method of performing tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) for identifying contents of a sample includes performing a mass spectrometry (MS) scan of the sample to obtain an MS/MS mass spectrum; identifying a first precursor ion species in the MS mass spectrum; performing an initial MS/MS scan of the first precursor... Agent: Agilent Technologies, Inc. In Care Of: Cpa Global
20100288918 - System and method for performing tandem mass spectrometry analysis: A system for performing tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) analysis of a sample includes a mass spectrometer and a processor. The mass spectrometer is configured to perform a mass spectrometry (MS) scan of an ionized sample to provide a mass of an observed peak corresponding to a precursor ion. The processor... Agent: Agilent Technologies, Inc. In Care Of: Cpa Global
20100288921 - Size segregated aerosol mass concentration measurement with inlet conditioners and multiple detectors: A system for measuring size segregated mass concentration of an aerosol. The system includes an electromagnetic radiation source with beam-shaping optics for generation of a beam of electromagnetic radiation, an inlet sample conditioner with adjustable cut-size that selects particles of a specific size range, and an inlet nozzle for passage... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.
20100288922 - Ms/ms mass spectrometer: The gas conductance on the ion injection side of a collision cell is made larger than the gas conductance on the ion exit side by providing two ion injection apertures 23, 25 in the collision cell. Due to the different gas conductances, a CID gas supplied through the gas supply... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100288924 - Composite focused ion beam device, process observation method using the same,and processing method: A composite focused ion beam device includes a first ion beam irradiation system 10 including a liquid metallic ion source for generating a first ion, and a second ion beam irradiation system 20 including a gas field ion source for generating a second ion. A beam diameter of the second... Agent: Bruce L. Adams
20100288923 - Dischaging method for charged particle beam imaging: A layer of conductive or semi-conductive material is formed on a surface of a sample and then the sample, when being charged particle beam imaged, is electrically coupled with an object having a large charge-receiving or charge-storage capacity (e.g., capacitance). Hence, the charging on the sample surface is removed and... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP
20100288925 - High-density fib-sem tomography via real-time imaging: A method and an apparatus are for three-dimensional tomographic image generation in a scanning electron microscope system. At least two longitudinal marks are provided on the top surface of the sample which include an angle therebetween. In consecutive image recordings, the positions of these marks are determined and are used... Agent: Walter Ottesen
20100288926 - Atom probe data and associated systems and methods: The present invention relates to atom probe data and associated systems and methods. Aspects of the invention are directed toward a computing system configured to predict a characteristic associated with an atom probe specimen that includes a data set receiving component configured to receive a three-dimensional data set associated with... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20100288927 - Enhanced direct injection circuit: A charge injection circuit is used to control injection of an electronic charge to be added to a photon-induced charge generated by a detector of a direct integration circuit. The electronic charge can be injected directly to the detector or through a parallel path to the detector. Injection of the... Agent: Baker Botts LLP
20100288928 - Apparatus and method for measuring terahertz wave: An apparatus for measuring a terahertz wave includes a dispersing section 103 for chirping the terahertz wave 104 generated from a generating section 101. A detecting section 102 detects waveform information on the terahertz wave chirped by the dispersing section 103. As a result, it is possible to acquire frequency... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100288929 - Device and method for detecting flames: A device for detecting flames in which at least two identical detectors are disposed next to one another. Each detector has an identical signal processing circuit having an amplifier and an A/D converter, and a symmetrical and similar layout, i.e., conductor track placement. Each of the detectors covers a different... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.
20100288930 - Arrangement and method for detecting an object which is arranged on a body, in particular for carrying out a security check: The invention relates to an arrangement (10) and a method for detecting an object (18) arranged on a body (14). The arrangement comprises a vibration device (12), which sets the body (14) in a mechanical vibration of predetermined vibration frequency and predetermined vibration phase, an emission device (20) which emits... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100288931 - Bolometer with heat feedback: A bolometer comprising an outer surface for the thermal absorption of incident radiation in thermal contact with a radiation measurement element having a variable resistance (R) depending on the temperature, the element being in a heat feedback loop comprising a corrector for applying a heating power to a resistive heating... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100288932 - Method of analysis of an object by neutron interrogation, by the associated particle technique, and device for implementing the method: A device (26) is used which includes a sealed neutron tube, equipped with alpha particle and gamma radiation detectors; the tube is placed in a given position (P1); steps are performed in which neutrons are sent towards the object (24), and in which data provided by the detectors is acquired... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100288933 - Active voltage divider for detector: A voltage divider for supplying a photomultiplier. The voltage divider may include a plurality of active circuits, each of the active circuits configured to establish divided voltage levels at separate ports of a photomultiplier.... Agent: Saint-gobain/finch
20100288934 - Apparatus and method for external beam radiation distribution mapping: An apparatus and method for in vivo and ex vivo control, detection and measurement of radiation in therapy, diagnostics, and related applications accomplished through scintillating fiber detection. One example includes scintillating fibers placed along a delivery guide such as a catheter for measuring applied radiation levels during radiotherapy treatments, sensing... Agent: Mcguirewoods, LLP
20100288935 - Compact and mobile high resolution pet brain imager: A brain imager includes a compact ring-like static PET imager mounted in a helmet-like structure. When attached to a patient's head, the helmet-like brain imager maintains the relative head-to-imager geometry fixed through the whole imaging procedure. The brain imaging helmet contains radiation sensors and minimal front-end electronics. A flexible mechanical... Agent: The Jackson Patent Group
20100288936 - Stacked crystal array for detection of photon emissions: A stacked crystal array includes a plurality of crystal slices and a plurality of interconnects. The interconnects have electrically conductive, spaced-apart and generally parallel elements joined by electrically conductive spacers extending generally orthogonally therebetween, the spacers being rotationally offset from each other by a predetermined angle. The array further includes... Agent: Eley Law Firm Co.
20100288937 - Extreme ultraviolet light source apparatus: An extreme ultraviolet light source apparatus for supplying extreme ultraviolet light to a processing unit for performing processing by using the extreme ultraviolet light. The extreme ultraviolet light source apparatus includes: a chamber in which the extreme ultraviolet light to be supplied to the processing unit is generated; a collector... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100288938 - Multi-beam deflector array means with bonded electrodes: The invention relates to a multi-beam deflector array means for use in a particle-beam exposure apparatus employing a beam of charged particles, said multi-beam deflector array means having an overall plate-like shape with a membrane region and a buried CMOS-layer, said membrane region comprising a first side facing towards the... Agent: Kauth , Pomeroy , Peck & Bailey ,llp
20100288939 - Method of determining main deflection settling time for charged particle beam writing, method of writing with charged particle beam, and apparatus for writing with charged particle beam: An electron beam is moved a long distance along a straight line from a sub-deflection region 101a to a diagonally opposite sub-deflection region 123w by main deflection of the beam, and a pattern P is written in the sub-deflection region 123w. The former writing step is repeated a plurality of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100288940 - Front plate for an ion source: The present invention relates to a front plate for an ion source that is suitable for an ion implanter. The front plate according to the invention comprises obverse and reverse sides, an exit aperture for allowing egress of ions from the ion source that extends substantially straight through the front... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP - - Appm/tx
20100288941 - Fluorescence-based pipette instrument: An improved pipette tip (276) including an elongate body stretching between a proximal end (277) and a distal end. The body typically includes a plurality of thin film layers (e.g. 154, 156, 102, 158, 202) configured and arranged to provide a fluid path extending from the distal end toward the... Agent: Brian C. Trask
20100288942 - Optical illumination apparatus for illuminating a sample with a line beam: An optical system for illuminating a sample with a line beam comprises a light source (24), a beam shaper (30) for transforming the beam of light emitted by the light source into an intermediate astigmatic image and an imaging system for transforming the intermediate astigmatic image into a final astigmatic... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100288943 - Degradable taggant and method of making and using thereof: The present invention is a low-cost, easily deployed, degradable taggant that can be dispersed over a wide area to serve as a witness to activity in the area and for queuing of other sensors. The taggant enables nearly real-time change detection within the treated area using one or more simple... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP
20100288944 - Methods and systems for in situ physicochemical property testing: An apparatus for evaluating physicochemical properties of sample materials contained in an array of vessels includes: a light detector; a light source for transmitting a light beam through the sample material in a vessel to the light detector; an analyzer for processing data from the light detector to determine concentration-related... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West
20100288946 - Charged particle beam irradiation apparatus: In a charged particle beam irradiation apparatus to be adapted to a particle beam cancer treatment system or the like, a desired depth dose distribution is highly precisely created. In the charged particle beam irradiation apparatus that irradiates a particle beam, which is radiated from a particle beam generation unit,... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100288945 - Method for creating a therapy plan: A method for creating a therapy plan for a particle therapy, in which a filter is used to adjust the depth of penetration of the particle beam and an immobilization device is used to immobilize a body region of a patient to be treated, includes adjusting the geometry of a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100288947 - Thermally switched optical downconverting filter: A thermally switched optical downconverting (TSOD) filter is a self-regulating device including a downconverter that converts incoming light at a variety of wavelengths into longer-wavelength radiation and then directs it using one or more bandblock filters in either the inward or outward direction, depending on the temperature of the device.... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department
20100288948 - Configurable multi resolution flat panel detector: A configurable flat panel multi resolution X-ray detector is disclosed herewith. The detector comprises: a detector array having a plurality of rows and columns of detector elements; scan electronics designed to activate the detector array for reading data from the detector array and readout electronics associated with the scan electronics... Agent: Ge Healthcare,IPDepartment11/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20100282941 - Method and system of aligning a track beam and a high energy laser beam: A method and system for aligning a tracking beam and a high energy laser (HEL) beam includes a tracking beam and a HEL beam. A detector receives at least a portion of the tracking beam, wherein the tracking beam received at the detector has been reflected from the airborne target.... Agent: Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP (raytheon)
20100282942 - High energy laser beam director system and method: A beam director subsystem and method for use in a weapons system. The beam director subsystem includes a source of electromagnetic radiation for generating a high energy laser (HEL) beam. The electromagnetic radiation is directed to a secondary mirror that reflects the electromagnetic radiation to a primary mirror for output... Agent: Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP (raytheon)
20100282943 - Solar tracking platform with rotating truss: A platform has a truss frame including at least one frame chord, legs attached to the frame chord, at least one assembly mounted between the legs and the frame chord, the assembly including an actuator arranged to move the frame chord, and a solar altitude adjustment arranged to adjust height... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C.
20100282944 - Solid state imaging device and imaging apparatus: A solid state imaging device includes: a light receiving section performing photoelectric conversion; a transfer register formed in a semiconductor base; a transfer electrode formed of a semiconductor layer on the transfer register; a charge transfer section which formed of the transfer register and the transfer electrode and transferring a... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100282945 - Two-dimensional solid-state image capture device and polarization-light data processing method therefor: A two-dimensional solid-state image capture device includes pixel areas arranged in a two-dimensional matrix, each pixel area being constituted by multiple sub-pixel regions, each sub-pixel region having a photoelectric conversion element. A polarization member is disposed at a light incident side of at least one of the sub-pixel regions constituting... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100282946 - Low noise pixel readout circuit with high conversion gain: A pixel circuit of a CMOS image sensor is disclosed. At least two transfer transistors are configured to transfer integrated light signals of corresponding photodetectors to a first node. A reset transistor is configured to reset the first node to a predetermined reset voltage of a second node, and a... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP
20100282947 - Method for manufacturing a semiconductor device: A semiconductor device is manufactured through steps in which a photoelectric conversion element and an amplifier circuit are formed over a first substrate with a release layer interposed therebetween, and the photoelectric conversion element and the amplifier circuit are separated from the first substrate. Output characteristics of the amplifier circuit... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100282948 - Optical semiconductor device: An optical semiconductor device comprises a first semiconductor region of a first conductivity type and a second semiconductor region of a second conductivity type formed on the first semiconductor region. The device further comprises a third semiconductor region of the first conductivity type formed in a semiconductor layer, which is... Agent: Stephen A. Becker Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100282949 - Photoconductive switch package: A photoconductive switch is formed of a substrate that has a central portion of SiC or other photoconductive material and an outer portion of cvd-diamond or other suitable material surrounding the central portion. Conducting electrodes are formed on opposed sides of the substrate, with the electrodes extending beyond the central... Agent: Llns / John P. Wooldridge John H. Lee, Assistant Laboratory Counsel
20100282950 - Eccentric field imaging lens with titlted and decentered surfaces: An optical navigation device determines relative movement between the optical navigation device and a navigation surface. The optical navigation device includes a light source, an image sensor, and an eccentric field imaging lens. The light source illuminates a navigation surface. The image sensor generates a navigation image of light scattered... Agent: Kathy Manke Avago Technologies Limited
20100282951 - Metal shield and housing for optical proximity sensor with increased resistance to mechanical deformation: An optical proximity sensor is provided that comprises an infrared light emitter operably connected to and driven by a light emitter driving circuit and a light detector operably connected to and driven by a detector sensing circuit. A metal housing or shield formed of metal and comprising first and second... Agent: Kathy Manke Avago Technologies Limited
20100282952 - Photodiode comprising polarizer: A photodiode includes a photosensitive area and a polarizing grating located in front of the photosensitive area. The polarizing grating is formed by a plurality of galvanically conducting filaments.... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.
20100282953 - Light sensing device having a color sensor and a clear sensor for infrared rejection: A light sensing device has a first filter to block visible light in a light path. The light sensing device also has a first color sensor and a clear sensor, to detect light in the light path after the first filter. A light intensity calculator computes a measure of the... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100282954 - optical probe: The present invention relates to an optical probe (1) with an optical guide (2), e.g. an optical fibre, and a lens system (6) rigidly coupled to an end portion (2a) of the optical guide. The probe has a housing (3) with a cavity for the optical guide, the housing having... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100282955 - Sealed rotary measurement system: A measurement system (220) for measuring a rotational position of a device (214B) includes (i) a measuring assembly (224) having a first measurement subassembly (226) and a second measurement subassembly (228), and (ii) a coupling assembly (230) having a component coupler (232) and a device coupler (234). The second measurement... Agent: Roeder & Broder LLP
20100282957 - Ion population control in a mass spectrometer having mass-selective transfer optics: Methods for operating a mass spectrometer having at least one component having mass-dependent transmission, comprising: injecting a first sample of ions having a first mass range into an ion accumulator for a first injection time under first operating conditions suitable for optimizing transmission of ions of the first range; acquiring... Agent: Thermo Finnigan LLC
20100282958 - Method for operating an ftir spectrometer, and ftir spectrometer: An FTIR (Fourier transformation infrared) spectrometer is disclosed, wherein a validation/calibration of the spectrometer can be carried out in cyclically recurring intervals. Using at least two temporarily available gases, a reference spectrum with a zero gas and an absorption spectrum with a calibration gas are recorded. Substitute gases can be... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100282956 - Xy-coordinate compensation apparatus and method in sample pattern inspection apparatus: Stage orthogonal error and position errors caused by mirror distortion are reduced. A CPU 10-2 calculates a coordinate error (Δx,Δy) between a measured XY coordinate (x,y) of each of arbitrary reference points on a wafer W0 loaded on a XY stage 10-1 which is measured by a laser interferometer 10-4... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20100282959 - Downhole fluid spectroscopy: An example method for determining a partial density of a compound in a downhole fluid may comprise exposing the downhole fluid to an electromagnetic radiation, and measuring a spectrum of radiation absorption by the downhole fluid. An absorption peak of the compound may be identified in the measured spectrum. A... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20100282960 - Combined imaging and trace-detection inspection system and method: Systems and methods for imaging and chemically identifying contraband are described. In one aspect, a method is provided for locating and identifying contraband on a subject. The method includes scanning the subject using a plurality of imaging sensors to collect radiometric data, collecting chemical data from chemical vapors and particles... Agent: Patrick W. Rasche (22697) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100282961 - Differential mobility spectrometer pre-filter assembly for a mass spectrometer: A pre-filter assembly including a differential mobility spectrometer (DMS) that is configured to be in-line with a mass spectrometer (MS) such that the MS continuously receives carrier flow from the DMS when the DMS filtering fields are removed.... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP
20100282962 - Introduction of additives for an ionization interface at atmospheric pressure at the input to a spectrometer: This invention relates introduction of at least one additive for the analysis of at least one substance of interest using a mass spectrometer or an ion mobility spectrometer. The substance to be analyzed is injected through an API interface. The additive is introduced by adding spray gas.... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100282965 - Mass analysis method and mass analysis system: A measurement is performed in a no-passing mode, in which ions having different masses are prevented from making a complete turn through a loop orbit, to obtain a time-of-flight spectrum without the passing of ions having different masses (S1 and S2). From the time of flight and other information of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100282966 - Method and system for vacuum driven mass spectrometer interface with adjustable resolution and selectivity: A mass spectrometer system and a method of operating same are provided. The system comprises a) an ion conduit for receiving ions; b) a boundary member defining a curtain gas chamber containing the ion conduit; c) a curtain gas supply for providing a curtain gas directed by the boundary member... Agent: Bereskin And Parr LLP/s.e.n.c.r.l., S.r.l.
20100282964 - Methods and apparatuses to align energy beam to atom probe specimen: A method for aligning an energy beam to an object in an atom probe is disclosed. The method comprises monitoring at least one parameter indicative of an interaction between the energy beam and the object. A signal is generated in response to the interaction of the energy beam and the... Agent: Intellectual Property Dept. Dewitt Ross & Stevens Sc
20100282963 - Prolonged ion resonance collision induced dissociation in a quadrupole ion trap: A technique is disclosed for conducting collision induced dissociation (CID) in a quadrupole ion trap (QIT) having higher order field components. In order to compensate for the shift in the frequency of motion with amplitude of the excited ions arising from the influence of higher-order field components, the amplitude of... Agent: Thermo Finnigan LLC
20100282967 - High sensitivity thz signal detector and camera: Taught is a high sensitivity THz detector and camera comprising an integration body of a photonic crystal THz micro-cavity and semiconductor transistor on a semiconductor base. The THz signal is localized inside of the photonic crystal micro-cavity so as to generate high intensity field in the micro-cavity. The heat effect... Agent: Matthias Scholl
20100282968 - Device and method for terahertz imaging with combining terahertz technology and amplitude-division interference technology: This invention provides a device and a method for THz imaging to obtain real 3D image of sample and achieve high resolution, by combining THz technology and amplitude-division interference technology.... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20100282969 - Advanced calorimetric spectroscopy for commercial applications of chemical and biological sensors: A chemical and biological sensor system (200) includes at least one micro-cantilever sensing element (202) and a mechanism for collecting aerosol, liquid, and solid particles, and depositing the particles as a film layer (146) on a stack (140) formed with the cantilever. The deposited particles include chemical or biological species... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.
20100282970 - Controlling the bends in a fiber optic cable to eliminate measurement error in a scanning terahertz sensor: A terahertz time-domain spectrometer scanning sensor system includes a transmitter and a receiver that are secured to a mobile scanner head. Optical pump light, in the form of short pulses launched from a stationary laser located remotely from the scanner head, is delivered to the transmitter and receiver through a... Agent: Honeywell/cascio Patent Servcies
20100282971 - Method and apparatus for radiation detection in a high temperature environment: A radiation detector operating at high temperatures is shown comprising a scintillating material for producing light when excited by incident radiation, a photocathode, and an electron multiplier. The photocathode is deposited directly onto the surface of the scintillating material that is oriented toward the electron multiplier. Depositing the photocathode directly... Agent: Schlumberger K.k.
20100282972 - Indirect radiation detector: The present invention relates to an indirect radiation detector for detecting radiation (X), e.g. for medical imaging systems. The detector has an array of pixels (P1-P6), each pixel (P) being sub-divided into at least a first and a second sub-pixel (PE1, PE2). Each sub-pixel has a cross-sectional area (A1, A2)... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100282973 - Magnetic hard silicon photomultipliers: A radiation detector comprises: a substrate (54); a two-dimensional array of solid state detector elements (50) disposed on or in the substrate and defining a detector array area (52); electrodes (Ec, Ea) disposed on or in the substrate; and electrically conductive connecting lines (60, 64) disposed on or in the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100282974 - Nuclear medical diagnosis apparatus: A PET apparatus comprises a plurality of detector units in the circumferential direction, wherein the detector unit includes a plurality of unit substrates therein, and wherein the unit substrate includes: a plurality of detectors upon which a γ-ray is incident; and an analog ASIC and digital ASIC for processing a... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.
20100282975 - Survey meter: A survey meter for measuring a radioactive contamination caused in an inner surface of a pipe includes a radiation detecting section and a signal processing section. The radiation detecting section includes a rod-shaped light guide unit, a reflecting portion connected to one end surface of the light guide unit, a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100282976 - Sealed tube neutron generator equipped with alpha particle detectors and associated particle measurement system which uses the generator: This generator is equipped with a first alpha particle detector (32) for monitoring the neutrons which are emitted within a first solid angle. According to the invention it is in addition equipped with at least one second alpha particle detector (52) for monitoring the neutrons which are emitted within a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100282977 - Spect camera: Systems and methods for providing improved detectors for use in SPECT cameras. The improved detectors use pinhole apertures and surfaces calculated to provide improved sensitivity and resolution. In some embodiments, the detectors have non-planar surfaces. In some embodiments, the surfaces are spherical, conical, parabolic, or other non-planar forms.... Agent: Milstein Zhang & Wu LLC
20100282978 - Isotope production system and cyclotron: A cyclotron that includes a magnet yoke having a yoke body that surrounds an acceleration chamber. The cyclotron also includes a magnet assembly to produce magnetic fields to direct charged particles along a desired path. The magnet assembly is located in the acceleration chamber. The magnetic fields propagate through the... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP
20100282979 - Isotope production system and cyclotron having a magnet yoke with a pump acceptance cavity: A cyclotron that includes a magnet assembly to produce a magnetic field to direct charged particles along a desired path. The cyclotron also includes a magnet yoke that has a yoke body that surrounds an acceleration chamber. The magnet assembly is located in the yoke body. The yoke body forms... Agent: Dean D. Small The Small Patent Law Group LLP
20100282980 - Stable calibration means for apparatus for photo reduction of contaminants in blood: An apparatus for irradiating blood or blood products, preferably with ultra violet or visible light, to reduce contaminants in the blood or blood products. A removable radiometer having light integrating chambers detects the light intensity, allowing the radiation characteristics of the apparatus to be calibrated. The light chambers have an... Agent: Caridianbct, Inc. Mail Stop: 810 1f2
20100282981 - Laser scanning microscope: A laser scanning microscope that can construct a fluorescence image with high resolution even with a photodetector having a small array size is provided. A laser scanning microscope includes a line-focusing optical system that focuses laser light from a laser light source in the form of a line; a DMD... Agent: Holtz, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100282982 - Device for measuring the fluorescence of a medium: A device for measuring the fluorescence of a medium having a radiation source, an emission-receiving element and an optical imaging element arranged on the sensor side of the optical imaging element, and a scattering-receiving element arranged on the sensor side of the optical imaging element and in which the radiation... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department
20100282983 - Systems and methods for positioning patients during tracking of targets in radiation therapy and other medical applications: One embodiment of such a system comprises a sensor assembly mounted in a fixed location relative to a machine isocenter. According to another embodiment, the sensor assembly includes a fixed mounting bracket and an articulating arm allowing movement of the sensor assembly while allowing translation of the sensor assembly location... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20100282984 - Device and method for the contactless manipulation and alignment of sample particles in a measurement volume using a nonhomogeneous electric alternating field: The invention relates to a device for contactless manipulation and alignment of sample particles in a measurement volume using a nonhomogeneous electric alternating field, comprising a radiation source for emitting electromagnetic radiation and optical means for guiding the electromagnetic radiation into the measurement volume. The device is characterized in that... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20100282985 - Energy focusing system for active denial apparatus: An active denial apparatus for use in non-lethal weaponry includes at least one focusing element configured to focus millimeter-wave energy along an axis of propagation. The at least one focusing element includes an astigmatic or dual axis focusing system configured to direct a focused beam that allows the active denial... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP
20100282987 - Arrangement for the continuous generation of liquid tin as emitter material in euv radiation sources: The invention is directed to an arrangement for generating EUV radiation based on a hot plasma using liquid emitter material. The object of the invention is to find a novel possibility for generating EUV radiation which allows a continuous supply of liquid, particularly metal, emitter material (2) under a defined... Agent: Houston Eliseeva
20100282986 - Method of increasing the operation lifetime of a collector optics arranged in an irradiation device and corresponding irradiation device: The present invention relates to a method of increasing the operation lifetime of an optical collector unit (33)) arranged in an irradiation device. The irradiation device at least comprises a radiation source (1) emitting optical radiation, in particular extreme ultraviolet radiation or soft X-rays, said radiation source (1) generating substances... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards11/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20100276569 - Low backscatter test method and apparatus: A compact instrument enables placement of the instrument such that the image of the laser beam, as retro reflected and diffracted, forms outside the tracking field of view. The target source and beam camera can be located at the focus of a Cassegrain objective. Embodiments include shared objective and twin... Agent: Vern Maine & Associates
20100276570 - Light source tracker: A tracking device for automatically following a moving light source that is detectable in the presence of ambient light. A carrier platform including one or more radiant energy conversion devices and a sensor array is mounted to an upright support column with a universal joint. Three independently-operated, linear actuators are... Agent: Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon LLP
20100276571 - Calibration method for solar simulators usied in single junction and tandem junction solar cell testing apparatus: A method of calibrating a light source used to simulate the sun in solar cell testing apparatus. The method comprises using a control cell to measure the intensity of light from the light source at a first wavelength range as a function of output short circuit current, comparing the measured... Agent: Diehl Servilla LLC
20100276572 - Semiconductor image sensor module and method of manufacturing the same: A CMOS type semiconductor image sensor module wherein a pixel aperture ratio is improved, chip use efficiency is improved and furthermore, simultaneous shutter operation by all the pixels is made possible, and a method for manufacturing such semiconductor image sensor module are provided. The semiconductor image sensor module is provided... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100276573 - Transmissive detectors, systems incorporating same, and associated methods: A detector assembly is configured for characterizing electromagnetic energy that propagates along a light path. At least a component of the electromagnetic energy carries electromagnetic energy information along the light path. The detector assembly includes a first detector array arranged along the light path and having photosensitive elements aligned to... Agent: Lathrop & Gage LLP
20100276575 - Direct attach optical receiver module and method of testing: A direct attach optical receiver module and a system and method for testing the direct attach optical receiver module are provided. An optical receiver module may include an optical detector and an integrated circuit with an integrated amplifier circuit and at least one integrated capacitor. In one example, the optical... Agent: Patent Group 2n Jones Day
20100276574 - Image sensor with global shutter: An image sensor includes a photodiode to accumulate an image charge and a storage transistor to store the image charge. A transfer transistor is coupled between the photodiode and an input of the storage transistor to selectively transfer the image charge from the photodiode to the storage transistor. An output... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100276576 - Filter for an optical fibre temperature sensor: A filter for an optical fibre temperature sensor comprising at least one first and one second optical filter for filtering an optical pulse reflected by said optical fibre, characterised in that said at least one first and one second optical filter comprise standard commercial filters complying with ITU specifications, said... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20100276577 - Microelectronic sensor device: The invention concerns an optical device for providing evanescent radiation, in response to incident radiation, in a detection volume for containing a target component in a medium, the detection volume having at least one in-plane dimension (W1) smaller than a diffraction limit. The diffraction limit is defined by the radiation... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100276579 - Dynamic radioactive particle source: A method and apparatus for providing a timed, synchronized dynamic alpha or beta particle source for testing the response of continuous air monitors (CAMs) for airborne alpha or beta emitters is provided. The method includes providing a radioactive source; placing the radioactive source inside the detection volume of a CAM;... Agent: Los Alamos National Security, LLC
20100276578 - Method for determining degree of aging of a polymer resin material: A method of determining degree of aging of an incompletely cured polymer resin material collecting IR spectra on a series of standards with carefully controlled aging time and data collected at appropriate time intervals with the standard LC method for determining cure condition of the material, using said spectra and... Agent: Tung & Associates / Randy W. Tung, Esq.
20100276580 - Quantitative calibration method and system for genetic analysis instrumentation: Aspects of the present invention provide a method and apparatus of generating a calibration matrix for a spectral detector instrument. A calibration plate contains one or more dye mixtures in each well of the calibration plate at known absolute concentration. From the calibration plate, aspects of the present invention are... Agent: Life Technologies Corporation C/o Intellevate
20100276581 - Borehole neutron generator with unique electrode structure and d-d, t-t or d-t reactants: An apparatus for performing an operation in a borehole penetrating the earth, the apparatus having: a carrier configured for conveyance through the borehole; and a neutron source disposed at the carrier and configured to produce a nuclear fusion reaction that emits a neutron to perform the operation.... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP- Baker Hughes Incorporated
20100276584 - Method and apparatus for an ion transfer tube and mass spectrometer system using same: A method for analyzing a sample comprising the steps of: generating ions from the sample within an ionization chamber at substantially atmospheric pressure; entraining the ions in a background gas; transferring the background gas and entrained ions to an evacuated chamber of a mass spectrometer system using an ion transfer... Agent: Thermo Finnigan LLC
20100276585 - Method for determining the concentration of a molecule: The present invention relates to a method for determining the concentration of a first molecule having a chemical structure, which contains a first peptide sequence comprising: (a) obtaining a sample containing the first molecule, (b) providing a reference sample which contains a second molecule having a certain concentration and chemical... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100276582 - Molecular ion accelerator: A novel system and methods for accelerating analytes including, without limitation, molecular ions, biomolecules, polymers, nano- and microparticles, is provided. The invention can be useful for increasing detection sensitivity in applications such as mass spectrometry, performing collision-induced dissociation molecular structure analysis, and probing surfaces and samples using accelerated analyte.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100276583 - Multi-resolution scan: A multi-resolution mass spectrometer system and intra-scanning method is introduced to enhance the measured peak resolution at different regions of a given mass spectrum while not significantly increasing the total duration of the scan. Such an arrangement enables extra resolution where necessary, such as, for example, when incorporating a slower... Agent: Thermo Finnigan LLC
20100276586 - Intrascan data dependency: A mass spectrometer data dependent method and apparatus is introduced to alter scanning parameters based upon data acquired during that scan. Such a method an apparatus may include the identification of ion species of interest meeting user specified criteria so that a determination can be made as to whether or... Agent: Thermo Finnigan LLC
20100276587 - Detectors and ion sources: A field asymmetric ion mobility spectrometer (FAIMS) has an analyte ion source assembly by which an analyte substance is ionized and supplied to the inlet of the spectrometer. The ion source assembly has an upstream source of clean, dry air and two ion sources of opposite polarity arranged at the... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.c. Attn: Linda Kasulke, Docket Coordinator
20100276589 - Atmospheric pressure ion source moving transport interface for a mass spectrometer: An atmospheric pressure (AP) mass spectrometry ion source able to ionize analytes in liquid effluents from interfaced liquid separation techniques and from individual containers, as in microtiter plates, by direct introduction of the analyte into the ion source using a moving ribbon, wire, or belt with vaporization of the analyte... Agent: M&m Mass Spec. Consulting LLC
20100276588 - Microengineered ionisation device: This invention provides a method of aligning a capillary needle, a set of electrodes, and an input to a mass spectrometer. The electrode system is formed as an assembly of two separate chips and forms an ionisation device. Each chip is formed on an insulating plastic substrate. The first chip... Agent: Bishop & Diehl, Ltd.
20100276590 - Microengineered vacuum interface for an ionization system: A planar component for interfacing an atmospheric pressure ionizer to a vacuum system is described. The component combines electrostatic optics and skimmers with an internal chamber that can be filled with a gas at a prescribed pressure and is fabricated by lithography, etching and bonding of silicon.... Agent: Bishop & Diehl, Ltd.
20100276591 - Electrode structures: This invention describes an electrode structure formed from a plurality of individual electrodes, the individual electrodes being provided on separate submounts, the submounts being coupled to one another using kinematic ball mounts. Such a structure may be configured as a RF ion guide, mass filter or ion trap.... Agent: Bishop & Diehl, Ltd.
20100276592 - Compact scanning electron microscope: A slider bearing for use with an apparatus comprising a vacuum chamber (11). The slider bearing comprises: a base plate (20) in contact with the vacuum chamber (11) at one side, said base plate showing a first through-hole (21) in contact with the vacuum chamber (11), a second plate (30),... Agent: Michael O. Scheinberg
20100276593 - Infrared sensor manufactured by method suitable for mass production: An infrared sensor manufacturing method according to this invention includes a step of forming a bridge structure of an insulating material on an Si substrate, a step of forming a vanadium oxide thin film on the bridge structure by a dry film forming method, a step of irradiating laser light... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100276594 - Photoconductive device: A photoconductive device (2) comprises a plurality of photoconductive layers (6, 8, 10, 12), each photoconductive layer comprising photoconductive material (4) and a respective plurality of electrodes (16, 18), wherein the photoconductive layers (6, 8, 10, 12) are electrically connected together.... Agent: Paul W. Martin
20100276595 - Multi-band sub-wavelength ir detector having frequency selective slots and method of making the same: In one embodiment, a multiband infrared (IR) detector array includes a metallic surface having a plurality of periodic resonant structures configured to resonantly transmit electromagnetic energy in distinct frequency bands. A plurality of pixels on the array each include at least first and second resonant structures corresponding to first and... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (raytheon Sas)
20100276596 - Output ratio adjusting method for optic sensor: A method for adjusting output ratio of an optic sensor includes the following steps: measuring and obtaining a response spectrum of the optic sensor; analyzing optic response ratios of the response spectrum at different wavelengths; designing a ratio of light reception areas of the optic sensor, the design being carried... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20100276597 - Bolometric detector for detecting electromagnetic radiation in the region extending from infrared to terahertz frequencies and an array detection device comprising such detectors: This bolometric detector for electromagnetic radiation comprises: a first and a second crossed bow-tie antenna intended to collect electromagnetic radiation; a resistive load coupled to said antennas in order to convert the collected electromagnetic power into calorific power; a bolometric micro bridge structure suspended above substrate by support and thermal... Agent: Burr & Brown
20100276598 - Nano-antenna for wideband coherent conformal ir detector arrays: A conformal coherent wideband antenna coupled IR detector array included a plurality of unit cells each having a dimension that includes an antenna for focusing radiation onto an absorber element sized less than the dimension. In one embodiment, the absorber element may be formed of a mercury cadmium telluride alloy.... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (raytheon Sas)
20100276600 - Protection of hygroscopic scintillators: A radiation detector (100) includes an array of scintillator pixels (102) in optical communication with a photosensor. The scintillator pixels (102) include a hygroscopic scintillator (104) and one or more hermetic covers (106a, 106b). A desiccant (124) may be disposed between a hermetic cover (106a) and the scintillator (104) or... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100276602 - Radiation detector with optical waveguide and neutron scintillating material: A radiation detector includes a neutron sensing element comprising a neutron scintillating composite material that emits a first photon having a first wavelength and an optical waveguide material having a wavelength-shifting dopant dispersed therein that absorbs the first photon emitted by the neutron scintillating composite material and emits a second... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20100276599 - Radionuclide detection devices and associated methods: Radionuclide detection devices comprise a fluid cell comprising a flow channel for a fluid stream. A radionuclide collector is positioned within the flow channel and configured to concentrate one or more radionuclides from the fluid stream onto at least a portion of the radionuclide collector. A scintillator for generating scintillation... Agent: Traskbritt / Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC
20100276601 - Scintillator operation and control: A method and system for reducing scintillator afterglow. Methods for reducing afterglow include conditioning a scintillator by exposing it to high flux densities of ionizing radiation. One technique includes operating an x-ray tube at elevated amperage.... Agent: Saint-gobain/finch
20100276605 - Detector for detecting particle radiation of an energy in the range of 150 ev to 300 kev, and a materials mapping apparatus with such a detector: Detector for detection of particle radiation, particularly particle radiation having an energy in the range of 150 eV to 300 keV, comprising at least one detector element, said detector element comprising a semiconductor detector material, at least a set of line-shaped electrodes conductively connected to at least one surface of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100276604 - Image detecting device: Static electricity generated in each data line 3 at the time of manufacturing a TFT active matrix substrate 10 is discharged to a common line 110 through a bidirectional diode 30A. Since the bidirectional diode 30A is configured to have a first allowable level higher than a second allowable level... Agent: Solaris Intellectual Property Group, PLLC
20100276606 - Charged particle optical system comprising an electrostatic deflector: A charged particle optical system comprising a beamlet generator for generating a plurality of beamlets of charged particles and an electrostatic deflector for deflecting the beamlets. The electrostatic deflector comprises first and second electrodes adapted for connection to a voltage for generating an electric field between the electrodes for deflection... Agent: Howrey LLP-eu
20100276607 - Method of depositing protective structures: A process of preparing a lamella from a substrate includes manufacturing a protection strip on an edge portion of the lamella to be prepared from the substrate, and preparing the lamella, wherein the manufacturing the protection strip includes a first phase of activating a surface area portion of the substrate,... Agent: Bruce D Riter
20100276608 - High-resolution microscope using optical amplification: Systems and methods that enhance the resolution of a microscope in all three spatial dimensions. A microscope system is provided that typically includes a first objective lens (20), an illumination source that provides excitation illumination (λex) at a first wavelength through the objective lens (20) in a first direction onto... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100276609 - Electromagnetic radiation delivery apparatus: The invention relates to an electromagnetic radiation delivery apparatus (10) for tissue treatment, comprising a source of electromagnetic radiation (14), an emission window (16) which is optically coupled to the source of electromagnetic radiation (14) and is able to emit electromagnetic radiation, at least one recess (18) provided in a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100276610 - Radiotherapy apparatus controller and radiation irradiating method: A radiotherapy apparatus controller includes: an imperfect three-dimensional data calculating unit configured to calculate an imperfect three-dimensional data based on a plurality of imperfect transmission images which is respectively imaged from a plurality of imperfect directions except a predetermined direction among a plurality of directions different from each other; an... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100276611 - High-intensity electromagnetic radiation apparatus and methods: An apparatus for producing electromagnetic radiation includes a flow generator configured to generate a flow of liquid along an inside surface of an envelope, first and second electrodes configured to generate an electrical arc within the envelope to produce the electromagnetic radiation, and an exhaust chamber extending outwardly beyond one... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100276612 - Terahertz emitters: A tunable radiation emitting structure comprising a discontinuous conducting interface having periodic or quasi-periodic features, wherein the structure emits narrowband terahertz radiation when heated is disclosed.... Agent: Greenlee Sullivan P.C.Previous industry: Static molds
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