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Radiant energy July category listing 07/11Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 07/28/2011 > 49 patent applications in 31 patent subcategories. category listing
20110180686 - Electronic apparatus and control method: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a proximity sensor, a control module and an adjustment module. The proximity sensor is configured to emit light and to detect reflection of the emitted light. The control module is configured to control an operation of the electronic apparatus, based on an... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110180687 - Intelligent solid state lighting: A light fixture, using one or more solid state light emitting elements utilizes a diffusely reflect chamber to provide a virtual source of uniform output light, at an aperture or at a downstream optical processing element of the system. Systems disclosed herein also include a detector, which detects electromagnetic energy... Agent: AblIPHolding LLC
20110180689 - Compact image sensor arrangement: An image sensor having a number of pixel zones delimited by isolation trenches, each pixel zone including a photodiode; a transfer gate associated with each of the pixel zones and arranged to transfer charge from the photodiode to a sensing node; and a read circuit for reading a voltage at... Agent: Stmicroelectronics (crolles 2) Sas
20110180688 - Photoelectric converter and process for producing the same and solid state imaging device: A photoelectric converter includes: a lower electrode layer; a compound semiconductor thin film of chalcopyrite structure disposed on the lower electrode layer and having a high-resistivity layer in its surface; a transparent electrode layer disposed on the compound semiconductor thin film; an interlayer insulating layer; a zinc-oxide-based compound semiconductor thin... Agent: Rohm Co., Ltd.
20110180690 - Solid-state imaging device: A solid-state imaging device includes a photoelectric conversion section which is provided for each pixel and which converts light incident on a first surface of a substrate into signal charges, a circuit region which reads signal charges accumulated by the photoelectric conversion section, a multilayer film including an insulating film... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110180691 - Data processing circuit with an elementary processor, data processing assembly including an array of such circuits, and matrix sensor including such an assembly: A data processing circuit includes a data processing unit including two signal-conversion circuits and controlled switches connected to inputs and outputs of the conversion circuits. The data processing unit further includes a binary signal inlet, a binary signal outlet, and a memory unit. The memory unit includes capacitors each storing... Agent: Commissarial A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives
20110180692 - Optical receiver circuit: An optical receiver circuit is configured as follows: a preamplifier and a reference voltage generating circuit are connected with a first ground potential wiring and a first power supply wiring, which are used in common, and are formed in a first region where elements are formed on a substrate to... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20110180693 - Photodiode front end with improved power supply rejection ratio (psrr): An area effective system and method for improving power supply rejection ratio (PSRR) in an optical sensor front end, is provided. Moreover, low pass filter (LPF) that enables the reference voltage in the front end of the optical sensor, to be referred to the same substrate as that employed by... Agent: Intersil Americas Inc.
20110180695 - Layered lens structures and methods of production: A microlens structure includes lower lens layers on a substrate. A sputtered layer of glass, such as silicon oxide, is applied over the lower lens layers at an angle away from normal to form upper lens layers that increase the effective focal length of the microlens structure. The upper lens... Agent: Round Rock Research, LLC
20110180694 - Optical sensor for detecting valuable documents and method for keeping a sensor window of the sensor clean: In a method for keeping clean a sensor window of an optical sensor for detecting value documents and/or at least one property of value documents which is disposed with at least one portion in a beam path of the sensor, a gas film attached to a surface of the portion... Agent:
20110180696 - Devices useful for vacuum ultraviolet beam characterization: The invention provides for a device comprising an apparatus comprising (a) a transmission grating capable of diffracting a photon beam into a diffracted photon output, and (b) an image detector capable of detecting the diffracted photon output. The device is useful for measuring the spatial profile and diffraction pattern of... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California
20110180697 - Time dependent measurement of formation properties using pulsed neutron generators: An apparatus and method for estimating at least one parameter of interest of an earth formation including an estimation of the parameter of interest using a time-dependent ratio of information obtained from at least one neutron detector through the exposure of the earth formation to a radiation source, particularly a... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20110180698 - Neutron generator: A neutron generator includes a sealed envelope providing a low pressure environment for a gas. One end of the envelope defines an ion source chamber. A target electrode is disposed at the other end of the envelope. An extracting electrode is spaced apart from the target electrode by an accelerating... Agent:
20110180702 - Central lens for cylindrical geometry time-of-flight mass spectrometer: A mass analyzer comprises a pair of planar electrode structures. The electrode structures are disposed opposite to each other, parallel to each other, and axially offset from each other. The electrode structures are configured to generate, in response to an applied voltage, a cylindrically-symmetric, annular electric field comprising an annular... Agent: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
20110180699 - Device and method using microplasma array for ionizing samples for mass spectrometry: A device includes a first substrate having a principal surface having a plurality of sample sites having a corresponding sample; a second substrate having a principal surface facing and spaced apart from the principal surface of the first substrate, the second substrate having a plurality of ultraviolet emission sites corresponding... Agent: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
20110180704 - Mass spectrometer: An ion guide or mass analyser is disclosed comprising a plurality of electrodes having apertures through which ions are transmitted in use. A pseudo-potential barrier is created at the exit of the ion guide or mass analyser. The amplitude or depth of the pseudo-potential barrier is inversely proportional to the... Agent: Micromass Uk Limited
20110180703 - Method for the diagnosis of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis based on a metabolomic profile: The invention relates to methods for the diagnosis of non-alcoholic steatosis (NASH). The method relies on the determination of certain metabolic markers in a biological sample of the patient which are up- or down-regulated in the NASH patients vs. patients with a simple fatty liver (steatosis).... Agent: One Way Liver Genomics, S.l.
20110180701 - Nanoparticle electrostatic trap: A method of trapping a charged particle. The method includes providing a planar substrate having a conductive surface thereon, the conductive surface having at least one non-conductive region. The method also includes applying a solution to the conductive surface, the solution comprising at least one charged particle. The method further... Agent: Uwm Research Foundation, Inc.
20110180700 - Wind and temperature spectrometer with crossed small-deflection energy analyzer: A wind and temperature spectrometer (WTS) may detect the angular and energy distributions of neutral atoms/molecules and ions in two mutually perpendicular planes. The measured energy distribution at a known angle near the peak may be used to infer the full wind vector W. A WTS having a single ion... Agent: Nasa Hq's
20110180705 - Mass spectrometer: A basic ion optical system having a guaranteed capability for the temporal focusing of ions, including sector-shaped electrodes, an injection slit and an ejection slit, is arranged on the same plane. Four or more sets of the basic ion optical systems are arrayed at predetermined intervals in a direction substantially... Agent: Shimadzu Corporation
20110180706 - Atmospheric pressure solids analysis probe assembly: An atmospheric pressure ion source probe assembly (10) includes an outer casing assembly (14) adapted for attachment to an atmospheric pressure ion source chamber of a mass spectrometer and a docking probe (12) for detachable connection to the outer casing. The arrangement is such that in its docked condition or... Agent: Micromass Uk Limited
20110180707 - Microsampling apparatus and sampling method thereof: A microsampling apparatus having a mechanism for enabling observation of a specimen and for contacting a potential-controllable conductive terminal with a sampling area and a sampling method thereof are provided. The mechanism includes an operation mechanism for precisely controlling, during the observation, a conductive terminal for contact with a periphery... Agent:
20110180708 - Test apparatus: A scan control unit for generating two-dimensional coordinates for performing a scan with an electron beam of an electron scanning microscope is provided with first and second transforming units for transforming coordinates in the horizontal (X) direction and the vertical (V) direction. An area to be tested in a sample... Agent:
20110180709 - Serial-chaining proximity sensors for gesture recognition: A system and method for identifying a position of a moving object, utilizing a serial chain of sensors is provided. The serial chain reduces the power needed for the motion detection system, allowing implementation of the motion detection system on a low-power computing device, such as a microcontroller. The serial... Agent: Intersil Americas Inc.
20110180712 - Method for manufacturing mems device, method for manufacturing thermal detector, thermal detector, thermal detection device, and electronic instrument: A method for manufacturing a MEMS device having an undercut shape formed on a fixed part includes a first step of forming an etching layer having a first cavity on the fixed part; a second step of forming a mask layer on a side wall of the etching layer, the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110180710 - Series diode electro-thermal circuit for ultra sensitive silicon sensor: Electro-thermal feedback is utilized for reducing the effective thermal conductance between the detector stage of a bolometer pixel in a thermal radiation sensor assembly and the environment through its mechanical support structure and electrical interconnects, thereby coming closer to achieving thermal conductance limited primarily through photon radiation. Minimization of the... Agent: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
20110180711 - Thermal detector, thermal detection device and electronic instrument, and method for manufacturing thermal detector: A thermal detector includes a substrate, a thermal detection element and a support member. The substrate has a concave portion, a bottom surface of the concave portion forming a light-reflecting curved surface. The thermal detection element includes a light-absorbing film. The support member supports the thermal detection element with a... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110180713 - Thermal detector, thermal detector device, electronic instrument, and method of manufacturing thermal detector: The thermal detector includes a support member supported on a substrate. The support member has a mounting portion supporting a thermal detector element, and at least one arm portion connected at one end to the mounting portion and connected at the other end to the substrate. At least one of... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110180714 - Radiation detector: The present invention provides a radiation detector including: a wavelength conversion unit that converts irradiated radiation to a radiation with a second wavelength; a first substrate that has a first and a second surface; radiation detecting pixels, disposed in a matrix on the first surface, that accumulate charges generated by... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110180715 - Scintillating material and related spectral filter: A host lattice modified GOS scintillating material and a method for using a host lattice modified GOS scintillating material is provided. The host lattice modified GOS scintillating material has a shorter afterglow than conventional GOS scintillating material. In addition, a radiation detector and an imaging device incorporating a host lattice... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20110180716 - Radiation detection element: The present invention provides a radiation detection element including, a substrate that has a top surface, which has provided thereon, plural pixels, plural scan lines through which control signals flow for switching switching elements included in the plural pixels, and plural signal lines connected to the switching elements through lines... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110180717 - Radiographic imaging device and radiographic imaging apparatus: The present invention provides a radiographic imaging device including: plural pixels disposed in a matrix, each pixel including a sensor section that generates charges based on irradiation of radiation, or on illumination of light that has been converted from radiation; plural scan lines through which a control signal flows for... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110180718 - Neutron dosimeter: The invention relates to a neutron dosimeter comprising a neutron moderator (12), a first radiation detector (14), which is situated in the neutron moderator (12) and is surrounded by a first metal body (28) containing material that can be activated by neutrons, a second radiation detector (16), which is situated... Agent:
20110180719 - Radio frequency energy deposition analysis: Radio frequency energy deposition analysis can include receiving information defining one or more radio frequency sources. Information defining one or more objects interacting with energy from the radio frequency sources may also be received. Ray traces of radio frequency energy from the radio frequency source to the object may be... Agent:
20110180721 - System, method and apparatus for multi-beam lithography including a dispenser cathode for homogeneous electron emission: A dispenser cathode which 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, said emission surface comprising at least one emission area and at least one non-emission area... Agent:
20110180720 - Charged particle beam acceleration method and apparatus as part of a charged particle cancer therapy system: The invention comprises a charged particle beam acceleration method and apparatus used as part of multi-axis charged particle radiation therapy of cancerous tumors. The accelerator includes a synchrotron having advances in turning magnets, edge focusing magnets, magnetic field concentration magnets, and extraction and intensity control elements that minimize the overall... Agent:
20110180722 - Aligning charged particle beams: Disclosed are systems (2000) and a method for aligning a charged particle beam (2100) in charged particle optics that include a charged particle source (2010) and a charged particle optical column (2040), where at least one electrode (2050, 2060) of the column includes a plurality of segments, and where different... Agent: Carl Zeiss Nts, LLC
20110180723 - Fluid treatment system: There is described a fluid treatment system in which fluid to be treated is impinged under pressure on a radiation emitting surface. The fluid treatment system includes at least one radiation source having a radiation emitting surface and at least one nozzle element having a fluid discharge opening spaced from... Agent: Trojan Technologies
20110180724 - Sample transfer device and sample transferring method: A sample transfer device is provided which can insert to a charged particle beam apparatus a sample to be observed and analyzed under irradiation of a charged particle beam while suppressing to a minimum the time to expose the sample to the atmospheric environment. The sample transfer device for transferring... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20110180725 - Fluorometric apparatus, fluorometric method, container for fluorometry, and method of manufacturing container for fluorometry: A fluorometric apparatus capable of configuring to have a small size and operability requiring a simple and easy operation of centrifuging a specimen in a container a rotation center of which is detachably supported by a rotation axis (not shown), exciting the specimen by means of an N2 laser apparatus... Agent:
20110180727 - Apparatus and a method of determining the presence of an alumina layer on a surface of a component: Provided is a method for determining the presence of an alumina layer on a surface of a component. The method includes illuminating a surface of a component with radiation; detecting radiation emitted at a particular wavelength; analyzing the detected radiation; to determine the thickness of the alumina at at least... Agent: Rolls-royce PLC
20110180726 - System and method for digital parallel frequency fluorometry: A system and method is provided for improved fluorescence decay time measurement. A digital heterodyning technique is disclosed in which a photon detector is sampled at a rate slightly faster than a digitally pulsed excitation signal. A resulting cross correlation frequency is low enough to be read by inexpensive electronics... Agent: I.s.s. (usa), Inc.
20110180728 - Light emission structure for indication symbol in interior space of vehicle: An interior space of an automobile includes a maplamp unit and a plurality of functional units. The maplamp unit is provided on a ceiling of the interior space and is adapted to emit an ultraviolet light therefrom toward and upon a predetermined area of irradiation by the ultraviolet light. The... Agent: Yazaki Corporation
20110180729 - Broadly tunable optical parametric oscillator: A novel broadly tunable optical parametric oscillator is described for use in numerous applications including multi-photon microscopy. The optical parametric oscillator includes at least one sub-picosecond laser pump source configured to output a pump signal having a wavelength of about 650 nm or less and at least one type II... Agent: Newport Corporation
20110180730 - Counterfeit detector: The present disclosure provides a counterfeit detector which identifies whether a security document or the like is authentic by irradiating UV rays from UV LEDs onto fluorescent security marks formed on the security document. UV rays emitted from the UV LEDs are independently condensed and reflected, thus enabling a user... Agent: Seoul Opto Device Co., Ltd.
20110180732 - Electron irradiation apparatus of dc-type dielectric barrier discharge and electrical therapeutic apparatus: A DC power supply 1 is connected with the DC-type high voltage generator 2 that boosts the power supply. A negative output terminal 3 and a positive output terminal 6 of the generator 2 are respectively connected to a cathode electrode 5 and an anode electrode 7. A dielectric sheet... Agent:
20110180731 - Method for biological modulation of radiation therapy: A method for the biological modulation of external beam radiation therapy, in which the temporal and spatial patterning of imparted dose is modified to maximize the dose rate to the target volume while minimizing the dose rate to healthy tissues surrounding the target volume, is provided.... Agent:
20110180734 - Extreme ultraviolet light source apparatus: An EUV light source apparatus can reliably detect and accurately judge deterioration of an optical element in a laser beam focusing optics disposed within an EUV light generation chamber. This EUV light source apparatus includes: the EUV light generation chamber; a target material supply unit; an EUV light collector mirror;... Agent: Gigaphoton Inc.
20110180733 - Terahertz radiation device using polar semiconductor materials and method of generating terahertz radiation: A method and device for generating terahertz radiation comprising a plurality of layers of polar crystal material operative to emit terahertz radiation; the plurality of layers comprising transport layers and divider layers, the plane of the layers being not parallel to the polar axis, the interface between the transport layers... Agent: U.s. Government As Represented By The Secretary Of Army07/21/2011 > 43 patent applications in 33 patent subcategories. category listing
20110174958 - Photosensitive sensor cell, detector unit, and imaging means: A photosensitive sensor cell includes a photosensitive element with a detection surface for receiving light. The element is manufactured from a material of which at least one electrically measurable quantity is changeable under the influence of light. The element further includes electrodes for making the quantity measurable such that a... Agent: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
20110174957 - Radiation detection element: The present invention provides a radiation detection element that may suppress variation in wiring load, and that may increase the arrangement pitch of connecting portions connected to external circuits. Namely, plural pixels are disposed in an inclined matrix within a detection region, and a signal line is disposed for every... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110174959 - System and method for detecting movement of an object and integrated circuit implementation thereof: The present invention relates to a detection system for detecting movement of a movable object. The detection system comprises a light source (S) for emitting light, a reflecting unit (8) being arranged in functional connection with the movable object (6) and being adapted for reflecting the emitted light, at least... Agent: Nxp B.v.
20110174960 - Electromagnetic interference-resistant control device: An EMI-resistant control device for providing a control signal may include an optical glass fiber connector housing adapted to be connectable to an apparatus for providing the control signal to the apparatus for controlling operation thereof. The EMI-resistant control device may also include a carbon nanotube optical switch mounted in... Agent:
20110174962 - Method for reducing interference and crosstalk in double optical tweezers using a single laser source, and apparatus using the same: Experimental studies of single molecule mechanics require high force sensitivity and low drift, which can be achieved with optical tweezers through an optical tweezers apparatus for force measurements. A CW infrared laser beam is split by polarization and focused by a high numerical aperture objective to create two traps. The... Agent:
20110174961 - Optical trap: A system for forming an optical trap comprising two or more photonic crystal fibers (PCFs) and at least one source of radiation for inputting radiation to the photonic crystal fibers, the fibers being operable to provide counter-propagating outputs for forming the optical trap.... Agent: The University Court Of The University Of St Andrews
20110174963 - Practical spect calibration method for quantification of nuclides with high-energy contributions: When calibrating a nuclear camera, such as a SPECT camera, point spread functions (PSF) are simulated for all possible photon energies and detection distances that the camera may experience. During manufacturer-side calibration, a point source (14) is imaged by the nuclear camera and a PSF therefor is measured. The measured... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20110174964 - Continuous flow mobility classifier interface with mass spectrometer: A continuous flow mobility classifier provide the ability to perform two-dimensional separation in mass spectrometry. An ionization system is used to ionize a sample. A differential mobility analyzer (DMA) (e.g., a nano-radial DMA) is coupled to the ionization system and to a mass spectrometer. The nano-RDMA is configured to separate... Agent: California Institute Of Technology
20110174965 - Method for cooling ions in a linear ion trap: Methods for cooling ions retained in an ion trap are described. In various embodiments, a cooling gas is delivered into a linear ion trap causing a non-steady state pressure elevation in at least a portion of the trap above about 8×10−5 Torr for a duration less than the ion-retention time.... Agent: Life Technologies Corporation
20110174966 - Curtain gas filter for mass- and mobility-analyzers that excludes ion-source gases and ions of high mobility: A filter for a mass- or mobility-spectrometer that bars gases or vapors of a high-pressure ion source, as well as ions of high mobility and charged droplets, from entering an evacuated mass spectrometer or a mobility spectrometer at a lower pressure than the filter. The buffer gas of the high... Agent: Shimadzu Corporation
20110174967 - Time-of-flight mass spectrometer: A time-of-flight mass spectrometer has an ion transport region and a time-of-flight (TOF) mass analyzer. The ion transport region includes a collision cell (ion storage region), a steady potential region, and a variable potential region such that the difference in potential between the steady potential region and the variable potential... Agent: Jeol Ltd.
20110174968 - Charged particle analyzer: An ion entrance opening (15) for introducing ions into an orbit (C) along a sector-shaped electric field entrance optical axis (A) from outside is provided in an outer electrode (11a) of a main electrode (11) for producing a sector-shaped electric field for forming the orbit (C). In order to correct... Agent: Shimadzu Corporation
20110174970 - Process: The present invention relates to a process for fabricating a quadrupole mass spectrometer (QMS) component, to a monolithic quadrupole mass spectrometer or a component thereof, to a quadrupole mass filter (QMF) or quadrupole ion trap (QIT) capable of generating a hyperbolic electric field and to a modular quadrupole mass spectrometer... Agent:
20110174969 - System and method for replacing an ion source in a mass spectrometer: A method of replacing an ion source in a mass spectrometer (MS) system is provided, where the ion source includes an ionization volume, at least one ionizing element and at least one focusing element, and where the mass MS system includes the ion source, a vacuum chamber that houses the... Agent: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
20110174972 - Apparatus and methods for controlling electron microscope stages: Methods and apparatus for generating an image of a specimen with a microscope (e.g., TEM) are disclosed. In one aspect, the microscope may generally include a beam generator, a stage, a detector, and an image generator. A plurality of crystal parameters, which describe a plurality of properties of a crystal... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California
20110174971 - Phase contrast imaging and preparing a tem therefor: New methods for phase contrast imaging in transmission electron microscopy use the imaging electron beam itself to prepare a hole-free thin film for use as an effective phase plate, in some cases eliminating the need for ex-situ fabrication of a hole and reducing requirements for the precision of the ZPP... Agent:
20110174975 - Charged particle beam scanning method and charged particle beam apparatus: In a method of scanning a charged particle beam which can position the scan position to a proper location inside a deflectable range of the scan position of charged particle beam, the scan position of charged particle beam is deflected to a plurality of target objects inside a scan position... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20110174973 - High-speed molecular analyzer system and method: This invention relates to a device, in one example embodiment, for the determination of the sequence of nucleic acids and other polymeric or chain type molecules. The device analyzes a sample prepared by incorporating fluorescent dyes at the end of copies of varying lengths of the sample to be sequenced.... Agent:
20110174974 - Method and apparatus for processing a microsample: An object of the invention is to realize a method and an apparatus for processing and observing a minute sample which can observe a section of a wafer in horizontal to vertical directions with high resolution, high accuracy and high throughput without splitting any wafer which is a sample. In... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20110174976 - Spectral detector: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a spectral detector including a photo detector array and cholesteric liquid crystal material for measuring properties of light over portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. By exposing the cholesteric liquid crystal material for different exposure intensities or exposure times of ultraviolet radiation at... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20110174977 - Spectral detector: The invention relates to a spectral detector for measuring properties of light over portions of the electromagnetic spectrum including cholesteric liquid crystal material and switching means capable of varying the pitch of the helix of the cholesteric liquid crystal material, so that the position of the transmission wavelength band is... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20110174978 - Thermopile infrared sensor by monolithic silicon micromachining: A thermal infrared sensor is provided in a housing with optics and a chip with thermoelements on a membrane. The membrane spans a frame-shaped support body that is a good heat conductor, and the support body has vertical or approximately vertical walls. The object is to provide a thermopile infrared... Agent: Heimann Sensor Gmbh
20110174979 - Variable aperture for infra-red cameras: A variable aperture assembly for an infrared camera for use with optics having two or more f-numbers. The variable aperture assembly includes a variable iris disposed substantially along an axis of the infrared camera and is thermally connected to a cooling assembly. The variable iris is capable of causing an... Agent:
20110174980 - Enclosure for hygroscopic scintillation crystal for nuclear imaging: When employing hygroscopic scintillation crystals (32) in a nuclear detector (e.g., PET or SPECT), Silicon photo-multiplier (SiPM) sensors (34) are coupled to each scintillation crystal (32) to improve scintillation event detection and reduce scatter. The crystals (32) and sensors (34) are hermetically sealed in a detector housing (50) using a... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20110174981 - Photodiode array, radiation detector and method for producing such a photodiode array and such a radiation detector: A photodiode array for a radiation detector is disclosed, including a multiplicity of photodiodes arranged in a structured fashion, the photodiodes respectively having an active pixel region for converting light into electrical signals. In at least one embodiment, a transparent oxide layer with a refractive index comparable to the photodiodes... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
20110174982 - High radiation environment tunnel monitoring system and method: In accordance with the principles of the present invention utilizing a first radiation monitoring module, radiation information associated with the first radiation monitoring module within a tunnel is wirelessly transmitted to a second radiation monitoring module. The second radiation monitoring module is able to receive radiation information from the first... Agent:
20110174983 - System and method for acquiring radiation spectral data in a radiation field and determining effective dose rate and identifying sources of localized radiation: The present disclosure relates to a system and survey method for acquiring radiation spectral data in a radiation field and optionally determining effective dose rate based on the radiation spectral data. The method may include acquiring energy-dependent radiation spectral data at a location of interest in a radiation field using... Agent: Southwest Research Institute
20110174984 - Charged particle beam extraction method and apparatus used in conjunction with a charged particle cancer therapy system: The invention comprises a charged particle beam extraction method and apparatus used in conjunction with charged particle beam radiation therapy of cancerous tumors. The system uses a radio-frequency (RF) cavity system to induce betatron oscillation of a charged particle stream. Sufficient amplitude modulation of the charged particle stream causes the... Agent:
20110174985 - Lithography system with lens rotation: e
20110174986 - Apparatus, especially microscope, for the analysis of samples: Disclosed is an apparatus, especially a microscope, characterized by a diffraction-limited resolution volume, comprising multiple dye molecules (UF) that can be switched between different states, at least one of which is fluorescent. The fluorescence is focused using an objective lens (O) and is imaged onto a spatially resolving detector. In... Agent:
20110174988 - Method and apparatus for quantitative evaluation of wall zeta-potential, and method and apparatus for quantitative visualization of surface modification pattern: A first and a second fluorescent dye are mixed into a solution, the first dye being positively ionized in the solution and the second dye being negatively ionized in the solution and having different fluorescence wavelength from the first dye. The solution is flown onto a measured surface, and the... Agent: Keio University
20110174987 - Spectroscopic device, and method for driving the device: Provided is a spectroscopic device of a new constitution, which is suited for detecting precisely a fluorescent light emitted from an inspection object in a fluorometric analysis, such as a DNA. The spectroscopic device (10) comprises a spectroscopic sensor body (21) for outputting the quantity of charge corresponding to the... Agent: National University Corporation Toyohashi University Of Technology
20110174989 - Calcium lanthanoid sulfide powders, methods of making, and ceramic bodies formed therefrom: A method of preparing a fine powder of calcium lanthanoid sulfide is disclosed. The method includes spraying soluble calcium and lanthanoid salts into at least one precipitating solution to form a precipitate comprising insoluble calcium and lanthanoid salts, optionally, oxidizing the precipitate comprising insoluble calcium and lanthanoid salts, and sulfurizing... Agent:
20110174990 - Compositions and methods for determining directionality of radiation: A method of determining directionality of radiation is disclosed which comprises dividing the tensioned metastable fluid liquid volume adjacent to a radioactive source into a plurality of sectors, determining the opposing sector ratio of the respective sector and determining the direction of the radiation based on the opposing sector ratios... Agent:
20110174991 - Scanning method and system using 2-d ion iimplanter: An ion implanter system has a movable wafer support for holding a semiconductor wafer and a beam source that generates a beam for implanting ions in the semiconductor wafer while the wafer is moving. A plurality of path segments are identified, through which the wafer support is to move to... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
20110174992 - Irradiation system for door handle: The door handle irradiation system includes at least one local subsystem that includes at least one door handle irradiation hardware, at least one motion detectors, at least one door open/close state sensor; and at least one device to program the local subsystem. The device to program the local subsystem is... Agent:
20110174993 - Water purifying drink containers: Water purifying drink containers include a liquid container, a cap assembly removably coupled to the liquid container, and a purification assembly that emits ultraviolet (UV) light in the germicidal spectrum to purify a volume of drink liquid held in the liquid container. In some embodiments, the purification assembly includes a... Agent: Camelbak Products, LLC
20110174994 - Particle beam irradiation apparatus: A particle beam irradiation apparatus which can perform high-precision beam irradiation position is obtained. The apparatus is provided with inverse mapping means having an inverse mapping mathematical expression model for generating an command value for the scanning electromagnet and an command value for kinetic energy of the charged particle beam... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20110174995 - Single photon emission system: The present disclosure provides a method of forming a single photon emission system and a single photon emission system. The method comprises providing a single photon source arranged for single photon emission at a predetermined wavelength in response to a suitable excitation. The single photon source comprises a particle for... Agent: The University Of Melbourne
20110174996 - Extreme ultraviolet light source apparatus and nozzle protection device: A nozzle protection device capable of protecting a target nozzle from heat of plasma without disturbing formation of a stable flow of a target material in an LPP type EUV light source apparatus. This nozzle protection device includes a cooling unit which is formed with an opening for passing the... Agent: Gigaphoton, Inc.
20110174997 - System and method for providing a suspended personal radiation protection system: An improved personal radiation protection system that substantially contours to an operator's body is suspended from a suspension means. The garment is operable to protect the operator from radiation. The suspension means is operable to provide constant force and allows the operator to move freely in the X, Y and... Agent:
20110174998 - Light field image sensor, method and applications: An angle-sensitive pixel (ASP) device that uses the Talbot effect to detect the local intensity and incident angle of light includes two local diffraction gratings stacked above a photodiode. When illuminated by a plane wave, the upper grating generates a self-image at a selected Talbot depth. The second grating, placed... Agent: Cornell University
20110174999 - Galvanic isolation that incorporates a transformer with an optical link and that can be integrated onto a single semiconductor substrate: Methods and structures provide galvanic isolation for electrical systems using a wide oxide filled trench, and that allows power across the system divide with a transformer, and that transmits data at a high baud rate using an optical link. The system solution allows the integration of all of these elements... Agent:07/14/2011 > 58 patent applications in 42 patent subcategories. category listing
20110168869 - System and/or method for reading, measuring and/or controlling intensity of light emitted from an led: A system and/or a method reads, measures and/or controls intensity of light emitted from a light-emitting diode (LED). The system and/or the method have a light intensity detector adjacent to the LED for reading and/or measuring the intensity of light emitted from the LED. The system and/or the method have... Agent:
20110168870 - Optically controlled motorized control device: Methods and apparatus are provided for a control device and control device operation. In one embodiment a control device includes a slider configured to support a control knob, a rack coupled to the slider and configured to linearly displace the slider. The rack including slots. The control device may further... Agent: Qsc Audio Products, LLC
20110168871 - Optical detector for a particle sorting system: An optical system for acquiring fast spectra from spatially channel arrays includes a light source for producing a light beam that passes through the microfluidic chip or the channel to be monitored, one or more lenses or optical fibers for capturing the light from the light source after interaction with... Agent:
20110168873 - Pixel of image sensor having electrically controllable pinning layer: Disclosed are a pinned photodiode having and electrically controllable pinning layer and an image sensor including the pinned photodiode. A predetermined voltage is applied to the pinning layer for the depletion duration of the photodiode in the image sensor, so that stable surface pinning is acquired and the uniform surface... Agent: Crosstek Capital, LLC
20110168872 - Solid-state imaging apparatus: A solid-state imaging apparatus, controlling a potential on a semiconductor substrate for an electronic shutter operation, includes: a first semiconductor region of the first conductivity type for forming a photoelectric conversion region; a second semiconductor region of the first conductivity type, formed separately from the photoelectric conversion region, for accumulating... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110168874 - Detection system for the detection of movements of a movable object, a method of detecting movements of a movable object, and an ic having implemented therein the detection system: The present invention relates to a detection system for the detection of movements of a movable object. The detection system may comprises: a light emitting device (S) for emitting light, a reflecting unit (5) being arranged in functional connection with the movable object and being adapted for reflecting the emitted... Agent: Nxp B.v.
20110168875 - Semiconductor integrated circuit and ic card system: A semiconductor integrated circuit capable of protection from card hacking, by which erroneous actions are actively induced by irradiation with light and protected secret information is illegitimately acquired, is to be provided. Photodetectors, configured by a standard logic process, hardly distinguishable from other circuits and consumes very little standby power,... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20110168876 - Optical module and system for liquid sample: The present invention relates to an optical module and system for a liquid sample, and more particularly to an optical module and system for measuring a property of a liquid sample. The optical system comprises a substrate, a laser source, at least one photo detector, and a microprocessor, wherein the... Agent:
20110168877 - Movement detection device: The present invention relates to a movement detection device for detecting a movement of an object in a space range. The movement detection device includes a light source, a light guiding element, at least two light sensing elements and a processing unit. The light sensing elements have an offset therebetween... Agent: Pixart Imaging Inc.
20110168878 - Method and apparatus for empirical determination of a correction function for correcting beam hardening and stray beam effects in projection radiography and computed tomography: Methods for empirical determination of a correction function for correcting beam hardening and stray beam effects of water-equivalent tissue in projection radiography or computed tomography using an imaging detector, and apparatuses for implementing the same are disclosed. The projection values obtained from the logarithmic values of the detector signals are... Agent: Ziehm Imaging, Gmbh
20110168879 - Nuclear tool: A nuclear measurement tool for determining properties of a formation penetrated by a borehole fluid. The tool comprising: a nuclear source for irradiating the formation and a a plurality of nuclear sensors each operating with a different depth of investigation into the formation. The tool further comprising processing means for... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20110168881 - Plasma-based direct sampling of molecules for mass spectrometric analysis: A plasma-based dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) ion source is configured for flowing afterglow sampling and ionization of analytes. A method of direct sampling for mass spectrometric analysis includes providing an afterglow from a dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma device, directing the afterglow with a flow of heated plasma support gas... Agent:
20110168880 - Time-of-flight mass spectrometer with curved ion mirrors: A mass spectrometer includes: an accelerator for receiving ions travelling in a drift direction and accelerating the ions in an acceleration direction orthogonal to the drift direction; a detector downstream of the accelerator with respect to the drift direction; and an ion mirror assembly intermediate the accelerator and the detector.... Agent: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
20110168882 - Mass spectrometer: A mass spectrometer is disclosed comprising an ion guide (1) or ion mobility spectrometer having helical, toroidal, part-toroidal, hemitoroidal, semitoroidal or spiral ion guiding region (4). The ion guide (1) may comprise a tube made from a leaky dielectric wherein an RF voltage is applied to outer electrodes in order... Agent: Micromass Uk Limited
20110168884 - Ion collecting device for ion mobility spectrometer and ion mobility spectrometer: The present invention provides an ion collection device for an ion mobility spectrometer and an ion mobility spectrometer. The ion collection device comprises: an aperture grid for restraining influence of ion drift movement in a drift region on ion collection; and a first electrode disposed at a downstream side of... Agent:
20110168883 - Mass spectrometer: A mass spectrometer is provided that restrains the signal intensity of an MS/MS spectrum from decreasing according to the secondary dissociation of a primary fragment ion generated by a photodissociation. An excitation laser light for causing a photodissociation is irradiated to the trapping space A in the ion trap 1.... Agent: Shimadzu Corporation
20110168886 - Charged-particle energy analyzer: One embodiment relates to a charged-particle energy analyzer apparatus. A first mesh is arranged to receive the charged particles on a first side and pass the charged particles to a second side, and a first electrode is arranged such that a first cavity is formed between the second side of... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation
20110168885 - Determining doping type and level in semiconducting nanostructures: Systems and methods for determining doping type and level in semiconducting nanostructures include generating light from a laser source, directing the light on the device via an extended microscope, collecting electrons emitted from the device in an electron analyzer and calculating the doping type and level of the device.... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110168887 - Charged particle filter: A charged particle filter comprises a magnetic deflector and an outer shield. The magnetic deflector has a bore along an axis thereof passing through the deflector from a specimen end to a detector end of the deflector and through which charged particles pass when in use. The deflector is formed... Agent: Oxford Instruments Analytical Limited
20110168889 - Scanning electron microscope, an interface and a method for observing an object within a non-vacuum environment: An interface, a scanning electron microscope and a method for observing an object that is positioned in a non-vacuum environment. The method includes: generating an electron beam in the vacuum environment; scanning a region of the object with the electron beam while the object is located below an object holder;... Agent:
20110168888 - Weak-lens coupling of high current electron sources to electron microscope columns: A dynamic transmission electron microscope (DTEM) according to one embodiment includes an electron gun positioned at a top of a column for emitting electrons; an accelerator for accelerating the electrons; a C0 lens positioned below the accelerator for focusing greater than about 95% of the electrons exiting the accelerator; a... Agent: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
20110168890 - Displacement-based focusing of an ir camera: An IR camera includes a first optical subsystem for generating an IR image of an object and a second optical subsystem for generating a visual light image of the object. The IR camera further includes a focusing device for focusing the first optical subsystem. The IR camera also has a... Agent: Flir Systems Ab
20110168891 - Systems, methods and devices for improved imaging and sensation of objects: The present invention provides devices, systems and methods for imaging and sensation of objects. In particular, the present invention provides devices, systems and methods for spectroscopic imaging and sensation of objects.... Agent: Tera-x, LLC
20110168892 - Pixel implemented current amplifier: The present invention provides a radiation sensor featuring a plurality of individual sensor elements, e.g. pixels, each of which having a radiation detection portion that is adapted to generate an electric current in response to impingement of electromagnetic radiation and a current amplifier for amplifying the photoelectric current generated by... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20110168893 - Coaxial to dual co-planar waveguide launcher for microwave bolometry: A dual-coplanar sensor architecture is constructed by launching from coaxial airline to a unique arrangement of coplanar waveguides, arranged symmetrically on both sides of a thin dielectric substrate. The center conductor of the coaxial airline makes electrical contact with the middle conductor of both the top and bottom coplanar waveguides.... Agent: Tegam, Inc.
20110168895 - Food quality examination device, food component examination device, foreign matter component examination device, taste examination device, and changed state examination device: There is provided, for example, a food quality examination device configured to inspect the quality of food with high sensitivity using an InP-based photodiode in which a dark current is decreased without a cooling mechanism and the sensitivity is extended to a wavelength of 1.8 μm or more. An absorption... Agent: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
20110168894 - Nanowire bolometer photodetector: A photodetector for the detection of radiated electromagnetic energy includes at least one bolometer nanowire disposed at least partially within a photon trap. The at least one nanowire has at least one blackened surface. The blackened surface is configured to absorb radiated electromagnetic energy ranging from far-infrared light to visible... Agent:
20110168896 - Method and device for measuring electromagnetic wave: A waveform acquiring unit acquires a time waveform of an electromagnetic wave. The time waveform is decomposed into wavelet expansion coefficients by wavelet transform. Influence levels of the respective wavelet expansion coefficients to a spectrum are calculated. The wavelet expansion coefficients are weighted based on at least the influence levels... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110168897 - Rapid diagnosis of a disease condition using infrared spectroscopy: Reliable and rapid diagnostic methods for many functional syndromes (FS) such as Bladder Pain Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis (IC) are not available. Exemplary embodiments include rapid and accurate methods for diagnosing FS in humans and domestic cats using infrared microspectroscopy (IRMS). Exemplary methods utilize Soft Independent Modeling by Class Analogy (SIMCA) to... Agent: The Ohio State University
20110168898 - Systems and methods for emitting radiant energy: Field balancing may be performed with an irradiation system including a plurality of adjustable radiant-energy emitters. The irradiation system powers the radiant-energy emitters from a power source and radiant energy is emitted from the radiant-energy emitters, where an amount of radiant energy emitted from each emitter is capable of being... Agent: Infection Prevention Technologies
20110168899 - Detector assemblies and systems having modular housing configuration: A detector assembly includes an elongate structure and a scintillation detector. The elongate structure defines a detector cavity having an axial dimension extending along a longitudinal axis. The scintillation detector is disposed at least partially within the detector cavity. The detector system can also include a cabinet which can be... Agent:
20110168900 - Pipeline inspection: The present application provides techniques and/or systems for inspecting a pipe, or rather measuring one or more characteristics of a pipe, using radiation. A carriage, mounted to the pipe, may provide a mechanism for propelling a radiation source and a detector along the pipe. The detector is configured such that... Agent:
20110168901 - Novel lanthanide doped barium phosphorous oxide scintillators: The present invention provides for a composition comprising an inorganic scintillator comprising a lanthanide-doped barium phosphorous oxide useful for detecting nuclear material.... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California
20110168902 - Dosimeter with rfid tag: Described is device comprising dosimeter for measuring one or more doses of radiation; and an RFID tag comprising an antenna for communicating with an RFID tag reader and non-volatile memory for storing data therein.... Agent: Landauer, Inc.
20110168904 - Radiation detector with a stack of converter plates and interconnect layers: The invention relates to a radiation detector and a method for its production, wherein a series of converter plates (110) and interconnect layers (120), which extend into a border volume (BV) lateral of the converter plates (110), are stacked. By filling voids in the border volume (BV) with an underfill... Agent: Konninklijk Philips Electronics N.v.
20110168905 - X-ray detector and method for manufacturing the same: An X-ray detector includes an X-ray photoelectric conversion layer configured to produce electric charges in proportion to X-ray irradiation incident on the layer, a collecting electrode configured to collect the electric charges produced by the X-ray photoelectric conversion layer, a common electrode disposed on a surface of the X-ray photoelectric... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110168906 - Radiation image detector: A radiation image detector includes a radiation-image-detector main body and a vacuum container. The radiation-image-detector main body generates charges by irradiation with an electromagnetic wave for recording that carries a radiation image and records the radiation image by accumulating the charges. The vacuum container is sealed to store the radiation-image-detector... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110168908 - Microstructure manufacturing method: A microstructure manufacturing method includes forming a first insulating film on an Si substrate, exposing an Si surface by removing a part of the first insulating film, forming a recessed portion by etching the Si substrate from the exposed Si surface, forming a second insulating film on a sidewall and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110168907 - X-ray detecting device and operating method thereof: An X-ray detecting device includes: an X-ray receiving panel including a plurality of scan lines, a plurality of data lines, and a plurality of photodetecting pixels connected to the scan lines and the data lines; a scan driver, connected to the scan lines, for applying a scan signal for controlling... Agent: Samsung Mobile Display Co., Ltd.
20110168909 - X-ray detector: The X-ray detector comprises a conversion layer 1 which converts an X-ray into a charge signal, first to m-th sub pixel electrodes 5 which are provided so as to correspond respectively to sub pixel regions 4 obtained by dividing one pixel region into m regions (m is an integer not... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110168903 - Beam sensing: A particle beam sensor comprising: scattering means providing a surface for intercepting obliquely a path of a particle beam thereby to permit a scattering of particles from the particle beam by the scattering means; sensor means responsive to receipt of one or more said scattered particles to generate a sensor... Agent:
20110168910 - Multiple beam charged particle optical system: The invention relates to a multiple beam charged particle optical system, comprising an electrostatic lens structure with at least one electrode, provided with apertures, wherein the effective size of a lens field effected by said electrode at a said aperture is made ultimately small. The system may comprise a diverging... Agent:
20110168911 - Demagnification measurement method for charged particle beam exposure apparatus, stage phase measurement method for charged particle beam exposure apparatus, control method for charged particle beam exposure apparatus, and charged particle beam exposure a: A method for measuring a demagnification of a charged particle beam exposure apparatus includes measuring a first stage position of a mask stage in accordance with a mask stage coordinate system, irradiating a first charged particle beam to a first irradiation position on a specimen through the opening portion of... Agent:
20110168912 - Optical system for dosimeter reader: Described is an optical system for a dosimeter reader having reduced sensitivity to vibration and motion.... Agent: Landauer, Inc.
20110168913 - Phase locked sideband beams by bias modulation of an external cavity laser diode having a grating: A device and a method enabling the enhancing of the modulation efficiency of lasers by matching the modulation frequency and the FSR of the laser. This is optionally achieved by eliminating the internal cavity of a laser diode (103) placed in an external cavity and matching the FSR of the... Agent: Ben Gurion University Of The Negev, Research And Development Authority
20110168918 - Detection system and method: A detection system combines an excitation radiation source (18) providing excitation radiation (10) to an analysis region of a sample (14) within a substrate (16) having a detection surface, a detector (22) for detecting radiation collected from the analysis region comprising the detection surface of the sample resulting from the... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20110168916 - Fluorescence detection device using intensity-modulated laser light and fluorescence detection method: Fluorescence detection device employed in a flow site meter emits laser light intensity-modulated by a modulation signal and acquires the fluorescence signal of fluorescence emitted from a measurement object passing through a measurement point of the laser light. The device generates the reference signal, separately from the modulation signal, the... Agent: Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
20110168917 - Fluorescence detection device using intensity-modulated laser light and fluorescence detection method: A fluorescence detection device for a flow site meter emits laser light intensity-modulated in accordance with a modulation signal and acquires a fluorescent signal of fluorescence emitted from a measurement object that passes through a measurement point of the laser light. The fluorescence detection device generates, separately from the modulation... Agent: Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
20110168915 - Fluorescence imaging apparatus and method for detecting fluorescent image: In order to reduce light leak influencing the detection capability of a fluorescence imaging apparatus, an interference filter and an absorption filter on an emission-side filter section are arranged serially in the traveling direction of the fluorescence. The interference filter and the absorption filter that are in use for such... Agent: Shimadzu Corporation
20110168914 - Microscopy system, microscopy method and method of treating an aneurysm: A microscopy system and method are provided allowing observing a fluorescent substance accumulated in a tissue. The tissue can be observed at a same time both with visible light and with fluorescent light. It is possible to observe a series of previously recorded fluorescent light images in superposition with the... Agent: Carl Zeiss Surgical Gmbh
20110168919 - Dosimeter sled: Described is a slidable dosimeter sled for a radiation dosimeter.... Agent: Landauer, Inc.
20110168920 - Novel filters for use in dosimetry: Described is an optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) sensor comprising one or more cylindrical cup-shaped filters.... Agent: Landauer, Inc.
20110168922 - Portable dosimeter: Described is a radiation dosimeter including one or more optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) sensors.... Agent: Landauer, Inc.
20110168921 - Portable reader for a dosimeter: Described is a dosimeter reader for reading a plurality of optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) sensors of a dosimeter sled and for reading an RFID tag on the dosimeter sled.... Agent:
20110168923 - Demagnification measurement method for charged particle beam exposure apparatus, stage phase measurement method for charged particle beam exposure apparatus, control method for charged particle beam exposure apparatus, and charged particle beam exposure a: A method for measuring a demagnification of a charged particle beam exposure apparatus includes measuring a first stage position of a mask stage in accordance with a mask stage coordinate system, irradiating a first charged particle beam to a first irradiation position on a specimen through the opening portion of... Agent:
20110168924 - Charge alteration using ultraviolet radiation: A system(109) for altering charge of a dielectric material (90) uses ultraviolet radiation. The system includes a gas source (102) and an ultraviolet radiation source (104). The gas source (102) introduced a gas (103) to a region adjacent the dielectric material (90). The ultraviolet radiation source (104) is arranged to... Agent:
20110168925 - Source-collector module with gic mirror and lpp euv light source: A source-collector module for an extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography system, the module including a laser-produced plasma (LPP) that generates EUV radiation and a grazing-incidence collector (GIC) mirror arranged relative thereto and having an input end and an output end. The LPP is formed using an LPP target system wherein a... Agent: Media Lario S.r.l
20110168926 - Compressed powder composite neutron absorber material: A compressed powder composite (CPC) material for absorbing neutrons emitted from spent nuclear fuel thereby preventing the initiation of a chain reaction. The CPC material is typically provided as a substantially insoluble cylindrical pellet that is highly resistant to corrosion and is not subject to the failure modes associated with... Agent: Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc.07/07/2011 > 27 patent applications in 21 patent subcategories. category listing
20110163222 - 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 linear actuators, each having... Agent:
20110163223 - Active pixel sensor having two wafers: A vertically-integrated active pixel sensor includes a sensor wafer connected to a support circuit wafer. Inter-wafer connectors or connector wires transfer signals between the sensor wafer and the support circuit wafer. The active pixel sensor can be fabricated by attaching the sensor wafer to a handle wafer using a removable... Agent:
20110163224 - Adjustable cmos sensor array: A column buffer for use with a pixel cell array includes an amplifier coupled to three read-out circuits in parallel providing a signal corresponding to accumulated photon-generated charge in a pixel cell plus noise, a reset level plus noise, and a pedestal level, respectively. These three signals are used to... Agent: Imagerlabs Inc.
20110163225 - Wafer level optical apparatus: A wafer level optical apparatus includes a wafer level lens unit for receiving light. The wafer level lens unit includes a lens substrate having a partial surface with a slope greater than zero and at least one lens adhered to a surface of the lens substrate.... Agent: Wisepal Technologies, Inc.
20110163227 - Ion trap for cooling ions: A method of changing the kinetic energy of ions is provided, comprising: trapping ions in a trapping region of an ion trap; and directing a beam of gas through the trapping region, so as to change the kinetic energy of the trapped ions thereby. Also provided is a method of... Agent:
20110163226 - Means and methods for assessing liver toxicity: The present invention pertains to the field of toxicological assessments for risk stratification of chemical compounds. Specifically, it relates to a method for diagnosing liver toxicity. It also relates to a method of determining whether a compound is capable of inducing such liver toxicity in a subject and to a... Agent: Basf Se
20110163228 - Quantification method of functional groups of organic layer: A quantification method of functional groups in an organic thin layer includes: a) measuring an absolute quantity per unit area of an analysis reference material having functional groups included in a reference organic thin layer by means of MEIS spectroscopy; b) carrying out spectrometry for the same reference organic thin... Agent: Korea Research Institute Of Standards And Science
20110163230 - Charged particle beam device: There is provided a substrate inspection device which uses a charged particle beam and is capable of more quickly extracting a defect candidate than ever before. The configuration of the substrate inspection device is such that a substrate having a circuit pattern is irradiated with a primary charged particle beam,... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20110163229 - High throughput sem tool: A scanning charged particle beam device (100) is described. The scanning charged particle beam device includes a beam emitter (102) for emitting a primary electron beam, a first scan stage for scanning the beam over a specimen, an achromatic beam separator (130) adapted for separating a signal electron beam from... Agent: Applied Materials Israel, Ltd.
20110163231 - Security portal: A security portal comprises an array of antenna elements and associated receivers sensitive in a frequency band chosen from within the centimetric to sub-millimetre wavelengths, the antenna array being located on a moveable panel. Radiation with the frequency band from a target person or object is measured at a first... Agent:
20110163232 - Detection circuit, sensor device, and electronic instrument: A detection circuit includes a current mirror circuit, a pyroelectric element, a capacitor element and a charging circuit. The pyroelectric element is disposed between a first power supply node and a first node connected to the current mirror circuit. The capacitor element is disposed between the first power supply node... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110163233 - Optical proximity sensor with improved dynamic range and sensitivity: Various embodiments of an optical proximity sensor and corresponding circuits and methods for measuring small AC signal currents arising from the detection of pulsed AC light signals emitted by a light emitter and reflected from an object to detected in the presence of larger ambient light DC current signals are... Agent: Avago Technologies Ecbu (singapore) Pte. Ltd.
20110163234 - Apparatus and method for investigating a sample: An apparatus for investigating a sample comprising: a source of beam radiation; a detector for detecting a beam of radiation reflected by the sample and an optical subsystem for manipulating the beam between source and detector wherein the optical subsystem comprises a first optical element arranged in use to angularly... Agent:
20110163235 - Scintigraphic device with high spatial resolution: A scintillation device with high resolution includes a detection unit (3) to convert into light radiation an ionising radiation originating from a source under examination and a collimator (2) made of a material with high atomic number 3nd including a plurality of grids (4), the grids (4) co-operating with each... Agent: C.n.r. Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche
20110163236 - Scintillation-cherenkov detector and method for high energy x-ray cargo container imaging and industrial radiography: An inspection system, and corresponding methods, employing a detector for characterizing high energy penetrating radiation transmitted through an inspected object. The detector produces a detector signal that is due to both scintillation and Cherenkov processes. The scintillation and Cherenkov components of the detector signal are discriminated and processed to obtain... Agent: American Science And Engineering, Inc.
20110163237 - Method, apparatus and system for low-energy beta particle detection: An apparatus, method, and system relating to radiation detection of low-energy beta particles are disclosed. An embodiment a radiation detector with a first scintillator and a second scintillator operably coupled to each other. The first scintillator and the second scintillator are each structured to generate a light pulse responsive to... Agent: Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC
20110163238 - Nuclear medicine diagnosis apparatus: According to one embodiment, a nuclear medicine diagnosis includes a light signal generating unit, photodetection unit, measurement unit, calculation unit, and storage unit. The light signal generating unit repeatedly generates light signals. The photodetection unit repeatedly generates first output signals corresponding to intensities of the light signals, repeatedly generates second... Agent:
20110163239 - Ct scanning and contraband detection: CT scanning of transportation containers is performed by generating X-rays at various points at the opposite sides of the containers, detecting the X-rays passing through the containers, and analyzing the data received to determine the presence of contraband. The X-rays are generated by modulating a magnetic field through which a... Agent: Sentinel Scanning Corporation
20110163240 - Radiographic apparatus: A radiographic apparatus includes an x-ray detection sensor having a two-dimensional detector plane for detecting an intensity distribution of x-rays, a body internally containing the x-ray detection sensor, a supporting member having a supporting surface for supporting the x-ray detection sensor across the detector plane and which fixes the x-ray... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110163241 - Apparatus for detecting x-rays and method of operating the same: An apparatus for detecting X-rays and a driving method of the X-ray detecting apparatus. The driving method includes sampling a first data voltage corresponding to a rheobase voltage and a bias voltage, the rheobase voltage being generated by a current from a photodiode, sampling a second data voltage corresponding to... Agent: Samsung Mobile Display Co., Ltd
20110163242 - Layered semiconductor neutron detectors: Room temperature operating solid state hand held neutron detectors integrate one or more relatively thin layers of a high neutron interaction cross-section element or materials with semiconductor detectors. The high neutron interaction cross-section element (e.g., Gd, B or Li) or materials comprising at least one high neutron interaction cross-section element... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California
20110163244 - Multiple beam charged particle optical system: The invention relates to a multiple be charged particle optical system, comprising an electrostatic lens structure with at least one electrode, provided with apertures, wherein the effective size of a lens field effected by said electrode at a said aperture is made ultimately small. The system may comprise a diverging... Agent:
20110163243 - Particle beam irradiation apparatus: There is obtained a particle beam irradiation apparatus which does not use any IF sentence (conditional expression for case classification) and can calculate a control command and enhance irradiation position precision. The particle beam irradiation apparatus is provided with inverse mapping means having an inverse mapping mathematical expression model for... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20110163245 - Irradiation system and method: A radiotherapy technique for providing a radiation source having a radiation path that intersects a treatment area, activating the radiation source, and moving the radiation source in three dimensions about the treatment area, wherein the radiation source is continually directed substantially toward an isocentric point within the treatment area.... Agent:
20110163246 - Lighting system for preventing plant disease damage: A lighting system for preventing a plant disease damage is provided with an ultraviolet light source which emits ultraviolet ray including UV-B in a wavelength region of 255 to 340 nm, a visible light source which emits visible light, and controllers which control a lighting of the ultraviolet light source... Agent: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
20110163247 - Extreme ultra violet light source apparatus: In an extreme ultra violet light source apparatus of a laser produced plasma type, charged particles such as ions emitted from plasma are promptly ejected to the outside of a chamber. The extreme ultra violet light source apparatus includes a chamber in which extreme ultra violet light is generated, a... Agent:
20110163248 - Multi-layer light-weight garment material with low radiation buildup providing scattered-radiation shielding: A multi-ply, preferably flexible, x-ray shielding material which can be formed into a garment is provided. Such material is lighter in weight but that provides a specific degree of protection under the standard conditions met in fluoroscopy by workers in the field subjected to reflected, or scattered, radiation emanating from... Agent:Previous industry: Static molds
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