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Radiant energy October categorized by USPTO classification 10/11Below 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. 10/27/2011 > 48 patent applications in 29 patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification
20110260033 - Method and apparatus for using gestures to control a laser tracker: A method for optically communicating, from a user to a laser tracker, a command to control operation of the laser tracker includes steps of providing a rule of correspondence between each of a plurality of commands and each of a plurality of spatial patterns, and selecting by the user a... Agent: Faro Technologies, Inc.
20110260034 - Photo detection device: A photo detection device, which is disposed in a vehicle, includes a first photo detection element that detects light and a first signal processing unit that performs a predetermined process based on a detection result of the first photo detection element. The photo detection device also includes a first board... Agent: Omron Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110260035 - Image acquisition system and method for the manufacture thereof: An image acquisition system, in particular for automotive applications, includes: a substrate; an image sensor mounted on the substrate and contacted via contact points; an optically transparent sealing compound that covers the image sensor, the contact points, and a portion of the upper substrate side; an optical device being arranged... Agent:
20110260039 - Imaging array with modulated pixels: An imaging array and a method for operating the same are disclosed. The imaging array includes a plurality of light pixels and a sense amplifier. Each light pixel includes a photodetector that generates and couples a signal indicative of a light exposure to a light pixel node, a readout circuit,... Agent:
20110260037 - Light concentration apparatus, systems and methods: An optical concentrator is disclosed which includes an imaging, aplanatic optical element having a front surface with a one-way light admitting portion, a back surface with a reflective portion, and an interior region of refractive material disposed between the front and backs surfaces.... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California
20110260038 - Solid-state image pickup element and method for controlling the same: A transfer circuit is configured to transfer signal charges of an accumulating region to a floating diffusion region when being operated, while being configured to stop the transfer of the signal charges when not being operated, by use of a transfer gate which is turned on and off in response... Agent:
20110260036 - Temporally- and spatially-resolved single photon counting using compressive sensing for debug of integrated circuits, lidar and other applications: A method for photon counting including the steps of collecting light emitted or reflected/scattered from an object; imaging the object onto a spatial light modulator, applying a series of pseudo-random modulation patterns to the SLM according to standard compressive-sensing theory, collecting the modulated light onto a photon-counting detector, recording the... Agent:
20110260040 - Charged particle multi-beamlet lithography system with modulation device: A charged particle lithography system for transferring a pattern onto the surface of a target. The system comprises a beam generator for generating a plurality of charged particle beamlets, the plurality of beamlets defining a column, a beam stop array having a surface for blocking beamlets from reaching the target... Agent: Mapper LithographyIPB.v.
20110260041 - Illuminance sensor: Provided is an illuminance sensor in which a consumption current is independent of an illuminance level of incident light. Amplifiers (21 to 24) and a subtraction circuit (25) are driven by a constant current source (not shown). The subtraction circuit (25) outputs a differential voltage between output voltages of a... Agent:
20110260042 - Power angle monitor: A system and method for monitoring the rotation of a generator rotor and calculating a power angle using an optical rotor displacement monitor. The monitor uses a light beam directed toward the rotor to detect a marking thereon, and generates an electrical pulse when the marking is detected. The time... Agent: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
20110260043 - Apparatus and process for generating a neutron beam: A process is disclosed for generating neutrons with a high degree of anisotrophy in the direction of emission.... Agent:
20110260044 - Neutron porosity downhole tool with improved precision and reduced lithology effects: Systems and methods for neutron porosity well logging with high precision and reduced lithology effects are provided. In accordance with an embodiment, a downhole neutron porosity tool may include a neutron source, a neutron monitor, a neutron detector, and data processing circuitry. The neutron source may emit neutrons into a... Agent:
20110260045 - Photoluminescent markings with functional overlayers: A photoluminescent marking that includes at least one functional overlayer is disclosed. The overlayer generally provides for at least one of selective filtration, reflection and absorption of wavelengths that may cause photolytic degradation of underlying photoluminescent materials. A method of fabrication is provided.... Agent: Performance Indicator, LLC
20110260046 - Tomographic atom probe comprising an electro-optical generator of high-voltage electrical pulses: A tomographic atom probe uses electrical pulses applied to an electrode in order to carry out evaporation of the sample being analyzed. In order to produce these electrical pulses, the tomographic atom probe comprises a high-voltage generator connected to an electrode by an electrical connection comprising a chip of semiconductor... Agent: Cameca
20110260052 - Benefit compositions comprising polyglycerol esters: The instant disclosure relates to compositions comprising selected polyglycerol esters and a treatment and/or care agent. The disclosed compositions may be useful in fabric care compositions, for example, detergents, fabric softening compositions and the like. Methods of making and using compositions comprising polyglycerol esters and a treatment and/or care agent... Agent:
20110260050 - Differential mobility spectrometer and operating method therefor: A method of operating a differential mobility spectrometer includes an ionization chamber, a filter channel and a detection region. In the ionization chamber, analyte ions are produced from a sample, the so-obtained ions are then subjected in the filter channel to a time-varying electric field. The time-varying electric field has... Agent: Iee International Electronics & Engineering S.a.
20110260053 - Ion selection apparatus and method: An ion mobility spectrometer or other ion apparatus has two or three grid electrodes 51 and 52; 151 to 153; 106 and 107; 106′ and 107′ extending laterally of the ion flowpath. An asymmetric waveform with a dc compensating voltage is applied between the electrodes to produce a field parallel... Agent: Smiths Detection-watford Limited
20110260048 - Ion transfer tube for a mass spectrometer having a resistive tube member and a conductive tube member: An ion transfer tube having an ion inlet and an ion outlet comprises: a first tube member comprising an electrically resistive material and having a first end comprising the ion inlet and a second end; a first electrode electrically coupled to the first tube member; a second tube member having... Agent:
20110260049 - Method and apparatus for identifying proteins in mixtures: Protein identification in a complex sample begins by selecting a database having proteins likely to be in the sample. In-silico digestion is performed and a target peptide is selected from produced peptides. The masses of the Y- and B-ion fragments of the target peptide are determined. These masses are used... Agent: Waters Technologies Corporation
20110260051 - Method for detecting tracer compounds for hydrocarbon production: o
20110260047 - Silaborane implantation processes: Methods for implanting an silaborane molecule or a selected ionized lower mass byproduct into a workpiece generally includes vaporizing and ionizing silaborane molecule in an ion source to create a plasma and produce silaborane molecules and its ionized lower mass byproducts. The ionized silaborane molecules and lower mass byproducts within... Agent: Axcelis Technologies, Inc.
20110260054 - Atom probe pulse energy: The present invention relates to atom probe pulse energy. One aspect of the invention is directed toward a method that includes establishing a data relationship between pulse energy and bias energy for a target evaporation rate. In selected embodiments, establishing a data relationship can include determining an equivalent pulse fraction... Agent: Imago Scientific Instruments Corporation
20110260056 - Auxiliary stage and method of utilizing auxiliary stage: An auxiliary stage for holding an electron microscope specimen includes a bottom part and a supporting part . The bottom part includes a first top surface, and the supporting part includes a second top surface and a side surface. The supporting part is fixed on the first top surface, and... Agent:
20110260057 - Charged particle beam apparatus: In this case, a plurality of inspection devices are arranged over a locus that is drawn by the center of the rotating stage according to the rotation of the rotating arm. A function for calculating errors (e.g., center shift of the rotating stage) and compensating for the errors is provided,... Agent:
20110260058 - Charged particle radiation device and image capturing condition determining method using charged particle radiation device: A charged particle radiation device wherein the position or the size of a FOV can be easily determined even if a number of measuring points are provided on a sample, and an image capturing condition determining method using the charged particle radiation device are provided. An image capturing condition determining... Agent:
20110260055 - Dynamic focus adjustment with optical height detection apparatus in electron beam system: The present invention generally relates to dynamic focus adjustment for an image system. With the assistance of a height detection sub-system, present invention provides an apparatus and methods for micro adjusting an image focusing according the specimen surface height variation by altering the field strength of an electrostatic lens between... Agent: Hermes Microvision, Inc.
20110260059 - Photosensitive imaging devices and associated methods: A monolithic sensor for detecting infrared and visible light according to an example includes a semiconductor substrate and a semiconductor layer coupled to the semiconductor substrate. The semiconductor layer includes a device surface opposite the semiconductor substrate. A visible light photodiode is formed at the device surface. An infrared photodiode... Agent: Sionyx, Inc.
20110260060 - System and method for thermal imaging searchlight: A searchlight includes a canopy, a thermal-imaging camera, and an infrared (IR) light source. The thermal-imaging camera is mounted within the canopy so that the thermal-imaging camera is operable to move in conjunction with the canopy. The IR light source disposed along a periphery of the canopy.... Agent:
20110260062 - Infrared sensor and infrared sensor manufacturing method: An infrared ray sensor and a method of fabricating the same is provided to increase detection sensitivity and to be easily fabricated with high yield rate. Provided herein is an infrared ray sensor having a frame-shaped substrate section formed in a square frame shape, a projecting base material section formed... Agent: Pioneer Corporation
20110260061 - Pyroelectric motion detection circuit: A pyroelectric infrared body sensing switch circuit comprises an amplification circuit, a delay unit, an execution unit, and an infrared detection circuit comprising one or more pyroelectric infrared detection elements. A power unit comprises first and second power circuits. Each of the first and second power circuits receives AC power... Agent:
20110260063 - Characterization of physicochemical properties of a solid: Procedure for determining the physicochemical properties of solids, wherein a solid is subjected to near-infrared spectroscopy, with simultaneously determining at least two characterization properties of the solid (FIG. 1).... Agent: Universitaet Innsbruck
20110260064 - On axis sample visualization along a synchrontron photo beam: The present invention provides a method for on-axis visualization of a target placed in a photon beam, the method comprising: placing the target in the path of the photon beam; selecting a mirror with an external reflecting surface; placing the mirror on a mirror support so that the surface faces... Agent: Uchicago Argonne, LLC
20110260065 - Optical measurement apparatus: e
20110260066 - Solid-state x-ray detector: A solid-state radiation detector comprises a photosensitive sensor associated with a radiation converter or scintillator. The fields of application of this type of detector are notably radiology: radiography, fluoroscopy and mammography, but also nondestructive testing. The detector comprises a rigid entrance window passed through by the first radiation upstream of... Agent: Trixell S.a.s.
20110260067 - Detecting bar permitting to measure the doi for high-performance tep imaging: The invention concerns an optical weighing method for measuring a DOI by-estimating the position (X) at the time of impact of a gamma photon in a crystalline medium, which has a juxtaposition of sections between which are created the conditions for a discrete energy loss of known magnitude, and wherein... Agent:
20110260068 - Radioactive contamination monitoring device and monitoring method: Provided are a radioactive contamination monitoring device and a radioactive contamination monitoring method for enabling easy detection of radiation from an object to be monitored in a little surrounding space. The radioactive contamination monitoring device comprises a radiation detection unit, a photoelectric conversion unit for converting the light generated in... Agent: Toshiba Power Sys Radiation Tech- Service Co., Ltd.
20110260069 - Particle detection system: This invention provides a design to process a large range of detection beam current at low noise with a single detector. With such a design, the detection system can generate up to 1010 gain and maximum signal output at more than mini Ampere (mA) level.... Agent: Hermes Microvision, Inc.
20110260070 - Personal dosimeter on the base of radiation integrated circuit.: This invention provides a radiation dosimeter and new method of operation which comprise two types of the metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) circuits allowing to amplify the threshold voltage changes due to radiation and provide temperature compensation. The first type dosimeter is a radiation integrated circuit (RADIC) which includes two radiation... Agent: John Theologian Community Inc.
20110260071 - Compton camera: Plural camera heads are each placed in a position capable of detection of radiation emitted from a radiation source. Compton cones obtained from the detection data output from each of the plural camera heads are projected onto three-dimensional space and an image based on the radiation source is reconstructed. In... Agent: National University Corporation Gunma University Ana Djapan Atomic Energy
20110260072 - Gamma-camera utilizing the interaction depth in a detector: A method for underwater packaging of radioactive materials includes creating a vacuum in a cavity of a cleaning device to automatically cause a portion of the cleaning device to move upward to actuate the cleaning device from an open position to a closed position; mounting the cleaning device inside a... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique
20110260073 - Method and system for measuring the concentration of different compounds present in particulate material: The present invention comprises a method and a system of collection and analysis for in situ determination of concentrations of minerals in granular material originating from a shaft under excavation, in a continuous, non-intrusive manner in real time. According to the present invention granular material collected passes to a granular... Agent: Ingenieros MatemÁ Ticos Consultores Asociados
20110260074 - Particle beam therapy system: The objective of the present invention is to reduce the effect of the hysteresis of a scanning electromagnet so as to obtain a particle beam therapy system that realizes high-accuracy beam irradiation. There are included an irradiation management apparatus (32) that controls the scanning electromagnet (3), based on target irradiation... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20110260075 - Compact pyroelectric sealed electron beam: A non-radioactive source for Atmospheric Pressure Ionization is described. The electron-beam sealed tube uses a pyroelectric crystal(s). One end of the crystal is grounded while the other end has a metallic cap with sharp feature to generate an electron beam of a given energy. The rate of heating and/or cooling... Agent: Excellims Corporation
20110260076 - Thermal management technology for polarizing xenon: A polarizing apparatus has a thermally conductive partitioning system in a polarizing cell. In the polarizing region, this thermally conductive partitioning system serves to prevent the elevation of the temperature of the polarizing cell where laser light is maximally absorbed to perform the polarizing process. By employing this partitioning system,... Agent:
20110260077 - Disinfecting liquid dispenser: A disinfecting liquid dispenser comprises a bowl for holding liquid, and a tube for drawing liquid out of the bowl. Liquid passes through the tube by action of a pump. The tube carrying the liquid is held within a housing adjacent to or integrally constructed with the bowl. The tube... Agent:
20110260078 - Rapid irradiation test for granulates: d
20110260079 - Uv fluorometric sensor and method for using the same: An ultraviolet (UV) fluorometric sensor measures a chemical concentration in a sample based on the measured fluorescence of the sample. The sensor includes a controller, at least one UV light source, and at least one UV detector. The sensor emits UV light in a wavelength range of 245-265 nm from... Agent: Ecolab Inc.
20110260080 - Substrate holding apparatus, and inspection or processing apparatus: In order to enable high accuracy positioning and strong pressing of a substrate, the present invention provides a substrate holding apparatus including: a rotating bed having an inclined surface supporting a lower side of an outer circumferential side surface of the substrate, which bed rotates on a normal line of... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation10/20/2011 > 38 patent applications in 33 patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification
20110253880 - Optical reader having enhanced two-dimensional resolution: An optical reader system and method for label-independent detection having enhanced two-dimensional spatial resolution of the reader, as defined herein. The system includes a translatable slit-mask and microplate combination for selectively irradiating a biosensor on a microplate, as defined further herein.... Agent:
20110253881 - Interface techniques for coupling a sensor to a readout circuit: Techniques are disclosed that can be used to interface a sensor circuit with readout circuitry. The techniques can be employed, for instance, with microchannel plate (MCP) based devices used in numerous sensing/detection applications, and are particularly suitable for applications where it is desirable to interface an MCP having a relatively... Agent: Bae Systems Information And Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
20110253882 - Solid state imaging device: A solid state imaging device in which γ characteristic is obtained and enlargement of dynamic range is provided. The solid state imaging device of the present invention includes a vertical overflow function and has a feature in which potential of a semiconductor substrate is changed from a high potential to... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110253883 - Light collector: A light collector is capable of collecting a incident light, comprises a light condenser having an incident surface and an exit surface, a light reflecting unit having two end surfaces and a receiving unit, wherein the incident light enters through the incident surface of the light condenser and the light... Agent:
20110253884 - Light barrier and method for the operation of a light barrier: A light barrier having a signal path (1) between a first transceiver arrangement (2), emitting a signal beam (4), and a mirror, returning the incident signal beam (4), allows reliable operation even when the length is great and under changing ambient conditions by virtue of the mirror being in the... Agent:
20110253885 - Image-capturing module for simplifying optical component and reducing assembly time: An image-capturing module for simplifying optical component and reducing assembly time includes a substrate unit, an image-capturing unit, a cover unit, a light-emitting unit and an optical imaging unit. The image-capturing unit has at least one image-capturing element electrically disposed on the substrate unit. The cover unit has at least... Agent: Azurewave Technologies, Inc.
20110253886 - X-ray detector comprising a directly converting semiconductor layer and calibration method for such an x-ray detector: An X-ray detector includes a directly converting semiconductor layer for converting an incident radiation into electrical signals with a band gap energy characteristic of the semiconductor layer, and at least one light source for coupling light into the semiconductor layer, wherein the generated light, for the simulation of incident X-ray... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
20110253887 - Cargo shipment security enclosure, method, system, and method of making: A cargo shipment security system includes a flexible body configured to completely enclose and contain cargo within an internal environment having a predetermined pressure. The system includes a sealable vacuum port disposed on and through the body and configured to couple with a vacuum source for creating a vacuum within... Agent:
20110253889 - Analyzer, ionization apparatus and analyzing method: An analyzer performs dielectric barrier discharge and ionization of a sample by a reaction between the sample and excited molecules or ions generated by the dielectric barrier discharge at a pressure lower than an atmospheric pressure.... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20110253888 - Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer: A mass analysis system including a sample inlet arranged to introduce a sample and an ion source coupled to the sample inlet and arranged to ionize a portion of the sample into ions. The system also includes a sampler element having a sample orifice arranged to receive the sample ions... Agent: Dh Technologies Development Pte. Ltd.
20110253890 - Faims having a displaceable electrode for on/off operation: A system for analyzing ions comprises: an ion source; a FAIMS cell comprising: (a) a gas inlet; (b) an outer electrode having a generally concave inner surface and comprising: (i) an ion inlet operable to receive the ions from the ion source and a carrier gas from the gas inlet;... Agent:
20110253891 - Mass spectrometer: A mass spectrometer having a resolution improved by introducing ions into a mass spectrometry part with a high efficiency is provided with a small-sized, simple configuration. The mass spectrometer includes an opening/closing mechanism provided between a sample introducing piping part for introducing a sample into the mass spectrometry part and... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20110253893 - Charged particle beam device and a method of operating a charged particle beam device: A charged particle beam device is provided, including: a charged particle beam source adapted to generate a charged particle beam on an axis; an optical aberration correction device and an objective lens device, which define a corrected beam aperture angle adjusted to reduce diffraction; and a charged particle beam tilting... Agent: Ict Integrated Circuit Testing Gesellschaft Fur Halbleiterpruftechnik Mbh
20110253892 - Electron-beam exposure apparatus and method of manufacturing device: An electron-beam exposure apparatus includes a first measurement device which irradiates a mark formed on a substrate with light to detect reflected light of the light, thereby measuring the position of the mark, a second measurement device which detects a secondary electron generated by the electron beam guided from an... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110253894 - System for night vision from distant observation places: System for providing an enhanced night vision of an scenario (13) from at least a first and a second observation places (11, 15), such as in the case of the scenario of an in-flight refuelling operation where the first observation place (11) is the tanker aircraft and the second observation... Agent: Eads Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.a.
20110253895 - Variable aperture mechanism retention device: According to one embodiment, an optical device includes a variable aperture mechanism configured on a structure having a radiation detector that receives radiation through an aperture of the variable aperture mechanism. The aperture is selectively movable from a first position to a second position in which the aperture has a... Agent: Raytheon Company
20110253896 - Dual use rf directed energy weapon and imager: There is disclosed an dual use RF directed energy weapon and imager. A generator may provide a first beam of RF electromagnetic energy which may be directed to an object by a beam director. An imager may form an image of the object. The imager may share an aperture defined... Agent:
20110253897 - Terahertz and millimeter-wave whispering gallery mode resonator systems, apparatus and methods: A sensor system includes a source of input radiation having a frequency range between about 30 GHz and 3 THz, a whispering gallery mode resonator module coupled to the source for receiving the input radiation, and a detector coupled to the whispering gallery mode resonator module. The whispering gallery mode... Agent: T-ray Science Inc.
20110253898 - Multiple screen detection systems: The present specification discloses an improved detection system employing multiple screens for greater detection efficiency. More particularly, a first enclosure has two adjacent walls, each with interior surfaces, a first end and a second end. The first ends of the two adjacent walls are connected at an angle to form... Agent:
20110253899 - Thermoluminescent layered product, thermoluminescent plate, method of producing thermoluminescent layered product, method of producing thermoluminescent plate and method of acquiring three-dimensional dose distribution of radiation: Provided are a dosimeter which uses thermoluminescent plates and with which a three-dimensional dose distribution of radiation can be acquired, a method of producing the dosimeter, and a method of using the dosimeter. A thermoluminescent layered product 11 is constituted of a plurality of thermoluminescent plates 13 which are layered.... Agent:
20110253900 - Lithography system, sensor, converter element and method of manufacture: Charged particle beamlet lithography system for transferring a pattern to a surface of a target comprising a sensor for determining one or more characteristics of one or more charged particle beamlets. The sensor comprises a converter element for receiving charged particles and generating photons in response. The converter element comprises... Agent: Mapper LithographyIPB.v.
20110253901 - Device for detecting highly energetic photons: A device (10) for detecting highly energetic photons, comprising one or more pixelated solid-state detectors (11) for detecting the highly energetic photons; means for providing a high voltage for polarizing said solid-state detectors; one or more pixelated readout elements (30), a readout element being connected to each of said one... Agent: Consejo Superior De Investigaciones Cientificas
20110253902 - Molecular ion generation: An apparatus that generates molecular ions and methods to generate molecular ions are disclosed. At least a first species is ionized in an ion source. The first species ions and/or first species combine to form molecular ions. These molecular ions may be transported to a second chamber, which may be... Agent: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
20110253903 - Device for desorption ionization: The current invention involves a desorption corona beam ionization source/device for analyzing samples under atmospheric pressure without sample pretreatment. It includes a gas source, a gas flow tube, a gas flow heater, a metal tube, a DC power supply and a sample support/holder for placing the samples. A visible corona... Agent: Shimadzu Corporation
20110253904 - Method and apparatus for treating materials using electrodeless lamps: The output wavelengths of an electrodeless lamp are controlled by passing a fluid over the surface of the lamp to control its temperature. The stabilized temperature prevents thermal runaway of the lamp and stabilizes the output wavelengths of the lamp. When the fluid passing over the lamp is water, the... Agent:
20110253905 - Specimen holder assembly: A specimen holder assembly (500) suitable for tomographic inspection of a specimen in a transmission electron microscope comprising: a body portion (501) in the form of an elongate member arranged to be removably insertable into the column of the microscope; and a manipulator portion having a first axis, the manipulator... Agent: University Of Sheffield
20110253906 - Photon detector in the microwave range and detection method: Design of a photon detection and counting device based on a unidimensional waveguide (1) coupled to a number of bistable absorbent elements (2) that carry out the detection, said device being applied to the detection and characterisation of microwave radiation (3). Said detection is carried out using qubits, the states... Agent:
20110253907 - Transmission electron microscope micro-grid: A transmission electron microscope micro-grid includes a support ring and a sheet-shaped carbon nanotube structure. The support ring has a through hole defined therein. The sheet-shaped carbon nanotube structure has a peripheral edge secured on the support ring and a central area suspended above the through hole. The sheet-shaped carbon... Agent: Beijing Funate Innovation Technology Co., Ltd.
20110253908 - Transmission electron microscope micro-grid: A TEM micro-grid is provided. The TEM micro-grid includes a carrier, a carbon nanotube structure, and a protector. The carrier defines a first through opening. The provided defines a second through opening. The carbon nanotube structure is located between a surface of the carrier and a surface of the protector.... Agent: Beijing Funate Innovation Technology Co., Ltd.
20110253910 - Electromagnetic beams power combining: A method for combining power of separate directed energy beams each associated with a separate firing unit, on a common spot on target. The firing units are coordination and synchronization unit (FUSU) tracks a target and assigns a master firing unit and slave firing units. The master firing unit sends... Agent:
20110253909 - Optical sensing via cavity mode excitations in the stimulated emission regime: A method for analyzing a dense medium with optical cavity modes, comprising the steps of: disposing at least a part of a microlaser into the dense medium; and before, during, or after disposing the part of the microlaser into the dense medium, sensing a condition or a change of the... Agent: Fujirebio Inc.
20110253912 - Charged particle beam writing apparatus and charged particle beam writing method: A beam writing apparatus according to an embodiment includes a selection unit configured to select a dose equation from a plurality of dose equations for calculating a dose of a beam, for each small region of a plurality of small regions made by virtually dividing a writing region of a... Agent: Nuflare Technology, Inc.
20110253911 - Charged particle beam writing apparatus and charged particle beam writing method: A charged particle beam writing apparatus according to an embodiment, includes a first dose calculating unit configured to calculate a first dose map for each set of a proximity effect correction coefficient map and a base dose map of a beam; a dimension map creation unit configured to create a... Agent:
20110253913 - Chamber apparatus: A chamber apparatus used with a laser apparatus and a focusing optical system for focusing a laser beam outputted from the laser apparatus may include: a chamber provided with an inlet through which the laser beam is introduced into the chamber; a target supply unit provided to the chamber for... Agent:
20110253914 - System and method for providing a suspended personal radiation protection system: A system for providing radiation protection is provided that includes a garment that contours to an operator's body. The garment protects the operator from radiation. The garment is supported by a suspension component that reduces a portion of weight of the garment for the operator, the garment including a belt,... Agent:
20110253915 - Led transceiver front end circuitry and related methods: LED transceiver front end circuitry and related methods are disclosed that use an LED or LEDs to transmit light in a transmit state and to receive incident light in a receive state while helping to reduce effects of power supply noise and ripple and device leakage currents on incident light... Agent:
20110253916 - Image reading apparatus: An apparatus includes: a body including a port into which a medium is insertable; a light source that is provided in the body and illuminates when an image is read for the medium that has been inserted into the port; a guide and output unit that is optically connected to... Agent: Pfu Limited
20110253917 - Optical module having a multifocal optical system for covering a far range and a near range in one image: The invention relates to an optical module having a semiconductor element (4) with a surface that is sensitive to electromagnetic radiation and with an objective lens (1) for the projection of electromagnetic radiation onto the sensitive surface of the semiconductor element (4), in particular for the use thereof in motor... Agent: Adc Automotive Distance Control Systems Gmbh10/13/2011 > 50 patent applications in 34 patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification
20110248147 - Dual conversion gain gate and capacitor combination: An imaging device comprising a plurality of photosensors, a shared diffusion region for receiving charge generated by the photosensors, and a dual conversion gain element that can be selectively coupled to the shared diffusion region to increase a conversion gain of the shared diffusion region. A method of operating such... Agent:
20110248146 - Solid-state image pickup device, method for manufacturing solid-state image pickup device, and camera: A solid-state image pickup device including a plurality of pixels on a light-receiving surface, photodiodes disposed on the light-receiving surface of a semiconductor substrate while being partitioned on the pixel basis, signal transferring portions which are disposed on the semiconductor substrate and which read signal charges generated and stored in... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110248148 - Solid-state imaging device and driving method therefor: A solid-state imaging device in which the potential of a signal line, which is obtained before a pixel has an operating period, is fixed to an intermediate potential between a first power-supply potential and a second power-supply potential.... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110248145 - Solid-state imaging device, digital camera, and analog-to-digital conversion method: A solid-state imaging device according to the present invention includes: a pixel portion including a plurality of unit pixels arranged in a matrix; a column signal line provided per column in the pixel portion; an AD conversion unit which converts a voltage of a pixel signal into a digital value... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20110248149 - Solid-state image sensing device and control method of the same: According to one embodiment, a solid-state image sensing device for reading out, via an output circuit, a reset signal and a pixel signal from a pixel unit which performs photoelectric conversion includes a comparator which compares a signal read out from the pixel unit with a reference signal, a counter... Agent:
20110248150 - Device for quantifying and locating a light signal modulated at a predetermined frequency: The invention concerns a device for quantifying and locating a light signal modulated at a predetermined frequency. According to the invention, it comprises a digital control unit (100), a plurality of photodiodes (D1,D2,D3,D4) arranged along two parallel, adjacent receiver lines (L+,L−) of similar dimensional and electric characteristics extending from an... Agent: H21 Technologies
20110248152 - Apparatus and circuit with a multi-directional arrangement of optical elements: An apparatus includes a housing having a front surface, a rear surface, and at least one sidewall therebetween and a plurality of optical windows formed in the housing to allow light to pass through from multiple directions. The apparatus further includes a plurality of photo detectors to generate electrical signals... Agent: Silicon Laboratories, Inc.
20110248154 - Light barrier: A light barrier having at least one transmitter (6) and at least one receiver (8) for a light beam and having a light path (1), which runs between a first side (2) and a second side (4) of a region to be monitored, can be produced flexibly and with little... Agent:
20110248153 - Optical navigation system having a filter-window to seal an enclosure thereof: An optical navigation system and method are provided. In one embodiment, the system includes: (i) a coherent light source to emit light to illuminate a portion of a finger; and (ii) a detector to receive light reflected from the portion of the finger, the detector including a speckle-based sensor configured... Agent: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
20110248151 - System and circuit including multiple photo detectors: A system includes a plurality of photo detectors, which generate signals proportional to incident light. The system further includes an optical barrier adjacent to a surface and includes a control circuit. The optical barrier partially obstructs reflected light from reaching the plurality of photo detectors to produce a spatially dependent... Agent:
20110248155 - Distributed filtering and sensing structure and optical device containing the same: A distributed filtering and sensing structure includes a base board divided into a plurality of regions, and more than ten filtering and sensing modules distributed on the respective sections, wherein the total area occupied by the filtering and sensing modules is less than one half of the total area of... Agent: National Cheng Kung University
20110248156 - Information acquiring apparatus and information acquiring method for acquiring mass-related information: Target molecules in a sample can be detected at an improved sensitivity by means of a mass spectrometer. A sample with or without a matrix is placed on a substrate and irradiated with a converged and pulsed primary beam selected from an ion beam, a neutral particle beam or a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110248157 - Mass spectrometer and mass spectrometry method: Objects of the present invention is to provide a quadrupole mass filter that can be fabricated at low cost and has a high transmission efficiency even under a high pressure (0.5 mTorr or more), and to provide a mass spectrometer or mass spectrometry method that reduces crosstalk in a wide... Agent:
20110248158 - Methods for detecting dihydroxyvitamin d metabolites by mass spectrometry: Provided are methods of detecting the presence or amount of a dihydroxyvitamin D metabolite in a sample using mass spectrometry. The methods generally comprise ionizing a dihydroxyvitamin D metabolite in a sample and detecting the amount of the ion to determine the presence or amount of the vitamin D metabolite... Agent: Quest Diagnostics Investments Incorporated
20110248159 - Ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometer system and a method of operating the same: A measuring cell of an ICR mass spectrometer and a method of operating a measuring cell of the ICR mass spectrometer. The method and system trap ions in a first compartment of the ICR measuring cell by generating an electric potential well in the direction of the magnetic field with... Agent: Science & Engineering Services, Inc.
20110248160 - System and process for pulsed multiple reaction monitoring: A new pulsed multiple reaction monitoring process and system are disclosed that uses a pulsed ion injection mode for use in conjunction with triple-quadrupole instruments. The pulsed injection mode approach reduces background ion noise at the detector, increases amplitude of the ion signal, and includes a unity duty cycle that... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute
20110248161 - Multi-turn time-of-flight mass spectrometer: The present invention aims at automatically obtaining a mass spectrum over a wide mass range with a high mass resolution, without the need of the complicated determination of the number of turns or other troublesome computations due to the overtaking of ions on a loop orbit. First, a mass analysis... Agent: Shimadzu Corporation
20110248162 - Parallel mass analysis: A system and method of mass spectrometry is provided. Ions from an ion source are stored in a first ion storage device and in a second ion storage device. Ions are ejected from the first ion storage device to a first mass analysis device during a first ejection time period,... Agent:
20110248164 - Combination laser and charged particle beam system: A combined laser and charged particle beam system. A pulsed laser enables milling of a sample at material removal rates several orders of magnitude larger than possible for a focused ion beam. In some embodiments, a scanning electron microscope enables high resolution imaging of the sample during laser processing. In... Agent: Fei Company
20110248163 - Imaging based on cosmic-ray produced charged particles: Techniques, apparatus and systems for obtaining tomographic images of a volume of interest by using charged particle tomography detection systems.... Agent: Decision Sciences International Corporation
20110248165 - Sample holder providing interface to semiconductor device with high density connections: A novel specimen holder for specimen support specimen support devices for insertion in electron microscopes. The novel specimen holder of the invention provides mechanical support for specimen support devices and as well as electrical contacts to the specimens or specimen support devices.... Agent: Protochips, Inc.
20110248166 - Tunable laser-based infrared imaging system and method of use thereof: Methods, devices, and systems for imaging tissue and other samples or samples using infrared (IR) transmissions from coherent transmission sources, such as a wide range, tunable, quantum cascade laser (QCL) designed for the rapid collection of infrared microscopic data for medical diagnostics across a wide range of discrete spectral increments.... Agent: Northeastern University
20110248167 - Bolometric sensor with high tcr and tunable low resistivity: The present invention provides a novel way of operating sensing elements or bolometers in the resistive hysteresis region of a phase-transitioning VO2 (or doped VO2) films. The invention is based on a novel principle that minor hysteresis loops inside the major loop become single-valued or non-hysteretic for sufficiently small temperature... Agent:
20110248168 - 3d scanner: The present invention relates to a 3D scanner (1) which is able to make 3D modeling of the transparent objects in real-time by utilizing the thermography technique in order to make quality control in the industry; comprising a slider (2), a heater (3), a thermal camera (5) and a control... Agent: Sabanci Universitesi
20110248171 - Apparatus with optical functionality and associated methods: In an exemplary embodiment, an apparatus includes a sensor integrated circuit (IC). The at least one integrated photodetector that is adapted to sense light, and an integrated analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The integrated analog-to-digital converter (ADC) is coupled to the at least one integrated photodetector, and is adapted to convert an... Agent:
20110248172 - Apparatus with optical functionality and power management and associated methods: In an exemplary embodiment, an apparatus includes a sensor integrated circuit (IC) that is adapted for ambient light sensing (ALS) and/or proximity detection. The sensor integrated circuit (IC) includes an integrated analog-to-digital converter (ADC) that is adapted to convert at least one signal related to ambient light sensing (ALS) and/or... Agent:
20110248169 - Light activated configuration of environmentally sealed metering products: A metering device and a method for reconfiguring the device to satisfy those regulatory agencies that require that a metering device be disassembled in some way prior to allowing any reconfiguration of the device, but do so without breaking or otherwise affecting the environmental sealing of the device.... Agent: Elster Solutions, LLC
20110248170 - Method and apparatus for spectrally-corrected ambient light sensor: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving outputs from multiple photodetectors, calculating a first ratio between first and second such outputs, calculating a second ratio between the first output and a difference corresponding to a flicker noise component obtained from the second output, and determining a contribution from multiple illumination... Agent:
20110248173 - Portable radiographic image capture device: A portable radiographic image capture device including a radiation detector for capturing a radiographic image representing irradiated radiation and outputting an electrical signal representing the captured radiographic image; a control board that controls the image capture operation of the radiation detector; and a casing formed in a substantially rectangular flat... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110248175 - Temperature compensation circuit for silicon photomultipliers and other single photon counters: A PET scanner (8) includes a ring of detector modules (10) encircling an imaging region (12). Each of the detector modules includes at least one detector pixel (24,34). Each detector pixel includes a scintillator (20, 30) optically coupled to one or more sensor APDs (54) that are biased in a... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20110248174 - Collimator for low-dose molecular breast imaging: A system and method for nuclear imaging includes a molecular breast imaging system including a collimator coupled to each of at least two gamma cameras. The collimator includes a collimator plate composed of a radiation absorbing material and having formed therein a plurality of channels spaced in an arrayed arrangement,... Agent:
20110248176 - Detection apparatus, method of manufacturing the same, and detection system: A detection apparatus comprising a substrate; a switching element arranged over the substrate and including a plurality of electrodes; a conductive line arranged over the substrate and electrically connected to a first electrode of the plurality of electrodes of the switching element; and a conversion element including a semiconductor layer... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110248177 - Test equipment for verification of crystal linearity at high-flux levels: A method and device that provides independent temperature control of x-ray detector crystals, either singly or in small groups. In addition to a thermal control network for the crystals, electronic devices are associated with each detector crystal and are independently cooled using Peltier devices so that lifetime and reliability are... Agent:
20110248178 - Oxygen concentration measuring device: An oxygen concentration measuring device is provided for determining an oxygen concentration of a gas in a sample volume. The device includes an optical device configured for irradiating the sample volume containing oxygen with a first UV radiation intensity, at least one wavelength of which is close to a spectral... Agent: Abb Research Ltd.
20110248180 - Projected artificial magnetic mirror waveguide: A projected artificial magnetic mirror (PAMM) waveguide includes a substrate, metal patches, a metal backing, multiple dielectric materials, and a waveguide area. The metal patches are on a first layer of a substrate and the metal backing is on a second layer of the substrate. The first dielectric material is... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20110248179 - Ion source: An ion source is disclosed which utilizes independently powered electrodes that are isolated with a series of insulators. The ion source comprises an anode electrode with a hollow interior, where the anode is disposed between a cathode and an anti-cathode. A magnet or electro-magnet imposes a magnetic field in an... Agent: E.a. Fischione Instruments, Inc.
20110248181 - System for fast ions generation and a method thereof: The present invention discloses a system and method for generating a beam of fast ions. The system comprising: a target substrate having a patterned surface, a pattern comprising nanoscale pattern features oriented substantially uniformly along a common axis; and; a beam unit adapted for receiving a high power coherent electromagnetic... Agent:
20110248182 - Ion implanting apparatus: An ion implanting apparatus is provided, which can accurately measure a quantity of atoms that are implanted. The ion implanting apparatus according to the present invention has an object to be measured, and the object to be measured is arranged in an irradiating range in which ions are irradiated. When... Agent: Ulvac, Inc.
20110248183 - Ultraviolet reflector with coolant gas holes and method: A reflector for an ultraviolet lamp can be used in a substrate processing apparatus. The reflector comprises a centrally positioned longitudinal strip and first and second side reflectors to form a parabolic-type surface. The longitudinal strip and first and second side reflectors have curved reflective surfaces with dichroic coatings and... Agent:
20110248184 - Sensor substrate systems and methods: A sensing apparatus may include a substrate having a first side for a sensing element and a second side for electronics, the substrate may have a at least one via from the first side of the substrate to the second side of the substrate, the at least one via may... Agent: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
20110248185 - Detection of microorganisms with a fluorescence-based device: A device and method for detecting by fluorescence microbial growth from sample substances are disclosed. For example, a method for the detection of visible-band fluorescence signals generated by at least one fluorescing compound excited by ultraviolet energy, comprising exciting said at least one fluorescing compound with ultraviolet energy emitted from... Agent: Centrus International , Inc.
20110248186 - Scintillator panel: A scintillator panel which is capable of obtaining a radiation image exhibiting enhanced luminance and sharpness and achieving improved storage stability is disclosed, comprising on a support a base layer and a phosphor layer provided sequentially in this order, wherein the phosphor layer comprises (columnar) phosphor crystals formed of a... Agent: Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic, Inc.
20110248188 - Device and method for particle therapy monitoring and verification: The present invention relates to a device and method for monitoring and verification of the quality of a radiation treatment beam in conformal radiation therapy, and in particular for IMPT (Intensity Modulated Particle Therapy) applications. The device comprises a 2D electronic detector measuring 2D responses to the delivered treatment beam.... Agent:
20110248187 - Hand-held apparatus for curing resins: A hand-held apparatus for curing resins includes a housing, a heat sink, a light-emitting unit, a power supply unit and a light transmission unit. The heat sink is installed in the housing. The light-emitting unit is installed on the heat sink. The light-emitting unit has at least one first light-emitting... Agent: Rolence Enterprise Inc.
20110248190 - Wafer handling method and ion implanter: An ion implanter performs ion implantation by irradiating a wafer having a notch at its outer peripheral region by an ion beam. In ion implanter, a twist angle adjustment mechanism is configured to adjust a twist angle, an aligner is configured to adjust an alignment angle, a wafer transfer device... Agent: Nissin Ion Equipment Co., Ltd.
20110248189 - Method for preventing deterioration of edible oil or industrial oil and apparatus therefor: A fluororesin-coated electric wire cable is wound around a ring-shaped groove defined by an outer periphery of a cylinder and two flange edges immersed in an edible oil in a tank, forming each oscillating unit having a coil part; and the oscillating units are connected to an electromagnetic wave generator... Agent: Ska Ltd.
20110248192 - Method and device for generating euv radiation or soft x-rays with enhanced efficiency: The present invention relates to a method and device for generating optical radiation, in particular EUV radiation or soft x-rays, by means of an electrically operated discharge. A plasma (15) is ignited in a gaseous medium between at least two electrodes (1, 2), wherein said gaseous medium is produced at... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20110248191 - Systems and methods for target material delivery protection in a laser produced plasma euv light source: A device is disclosed herein which may comprise a chamber, a source providing a stream of target material droplets delivering target material to an irradiation region in the chamber along a path between a target material release point and the irradiation region, a gas flow in the chamber, at least... Agent: Cymer, Inc.
20110248193 - Method and apparatus for shielding medical personnel from radiation: Systems and methods for shielding medical personnel from radiation are provided. A radiation-shielding barrier is positioned between the medical personnel and the radiation source. The radiation-shielding barrier includes an opening such that a portion of the table extends through the opening in the barrier. Medical personnel are protected from secondary... Agent: Eco Cath-lab Systems, Inc.
20110248194 - Systems and methods for advanced monitoring and control using an led driver in an optical processor: Systems and methods for advanced monitoring and control using an LED driver in an optical processor are described. In an embodiment, a monitoring and control circuit may include a light-emitting diode (LED) driver including a control input, an output, and a node, wherein the output is coupled to an LED.... Agent:10/06/2011 > 59 patent applications in 41 patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification
20110240832 - Cyclic a/d converter, image sensor device, and method for generating digital signal from analog signal: A cyclic A/D converter which can reduce the number of reference voltages for D/A conversion is provided. The cyclic A/D converter (11) comprises a gain stage (15), an A/D converter circuit (17), a logic circuit (19), and a D/A converter circuit (21). In an operational action of the gain stage... Agent:
20110240833 - Parallel analog-to-digital conversion method, device implementing said method and imaging detector comprising said device: means for storing, on the one hand a reference associated with the constant reference voltage which is immediately lower than or equal to the voltage for conversion and, on the other hand, the number of counted time units, the high-order bits corresponding to said reference, and the low-order bits corresponding... Agent: Ulis
20110240835 - Photoelectric conversion device manufacturing method thereof, and camera: A photoelectric conversion device comprises an n-type surface region, a p-type region which is formed under the surface region, and an n-type buried layer which is formed under the p-type region, wherein the surface region, the p-type region, and the buried layer form a buried photodiode, and a diffusion coefficient... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110240834 - Vision equipment comprising an optical strip with a controlled coefficient of light transmission: The invention relates to vision equipment including a translucent optical strip covering all or some of the visual field of the user of the said equipment and a device for projecting images onto the said strip in at least one zone of the visual field of the user, called the... Agent: Thales
20110240836 - Optical angular sensor and optical rotational speed sensor: In an example embodiment, a system detects the degree of rotation of a knob, the system comprises a shaft having a length and a first end and a second end; the second end has an oblique reflective surface defined thereon; the first end fixedly attached to the knob. Containing the... Agent: Nxp B.v.
20110240837 - Neutron beam forming using momentum transfer: Apparatus and methods for forming thermal, epithermal, and/or cold neutrons into a beam using momentum transfer. The apparatus includes a source of thermal, epithermal, or cold neutrons, a momentum transfer mechanism containing a collection of suitable atoms that collide elastically with the neutrons, and an apparatus for moving the momentum... Agent: Boss Physical Sciences LLC
20110240838 - Ammonium salts as ims positive mode calibrants/reactants: An ion mobility spectrometer includes a permeation tube, ammonium sulfate disposed within the permeation tube in solid form, and a heating device configured to heat the permeation tube so as to create ammonia gas to flow within the permeation tube. When an array of sensors of the IMS is placed... Agent: Smiths Detection Montreal Inc.
20110240845 - Mass analyzer: A mass spectrometric analyzer and an analysis method based on the detection of ion image current are provided. The method in one embodiment includes using electrostatic reflectors or electrostatic deflectors to enable pulsed ions to move periodically for multiple times in the analyzer, forming time focusing in a portion of... Agent: Shimadzu Research Laboratory (shanghai)
20110240840 - Mass spectrometric determination of cookson-derivatized, non-metabolized vitamin d: The invention relates to the detection of vitamin D. In a particular aspect, the invention relates to methods for detecting derivatized vitamin D by mass spectrometry.... Agent: Quest Diagnostics Investments Incorporated
20110240841 - Methods and apparatus for producing a mass spectrum: Also provided are an apparatus for producing a mass spectrum suitable for carrying out the method as well as a method of determining a phase correction for a complex spectrum obtained by Fourier transformation from a detected transient obtained from a mass analyser.... Agent:
20110240842 - Methods and systems for the quantitative analysis of biomarkers: Disclosed are methods and systems using liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS and 2D-LC-MS/MS) for the analysis of endogenous biomarkers, including steroid hormones, such as estrone and estradiol, thyroid hormones, such as free thyroxine, and metabolites, such as 25-hydroxyvitamin D2 and 25-hydroxyvitamin D3, in biological samples.... Agent: Laboratory Corporation Of America Holdings
20110240843 - Methods for detecting catecholamines by mass spectrometry: Provided are methods for determining the amount of one or more of one or more of epinephrine (E), norepinephrine (NE), and dopamine (D) in a sample using mass spectrometry. The methods generally involve ionizing one or more of E, NE, and D in a sample and detecting and quantifying the... Agent: Quest Diagnostics Investments Incorporated
20110240839 - Sample chamber for laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy: An improved sample chamber for laser assisted spectroscopy integrates valve mechanisms into the sample drawer, permitting the sample chamber to automatically bypass, purge and resume flow as the sample drawer is opened and closed to insert samples for processing. Integrating valve mechanisms into the sample drawer in this manner eliminates... Agent: Electro Scientific Industries, Inc.
20110240846 - Semiconductor device, method for manufacturing semiconductor device, apparatus for manufacturing semiconductor device, and method for evaluating semiconductor device: The present teachings provide a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device including a semiconductor substrate and a lower surface electrode in which an aluminum containing layer, a titanium layer, a nickel layer, and a nickel oxidation-prevention layer are laminated in order from a semiconductor substrate side, wherein the titanium layer... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110240844 - Systems and methods for transfer of ions for analysis: The invention generally relates to systems and methods for transferring ions for analysis. In certain embodiments, the invention provides a system for analyzing a sample including an ionizing source for converting molecules of a sample into gas phase ions in a region at about atmospheric pressure, an ion analysis device,... Agent: Purdue Research Foundation
20110240848 - Low-pressure electron ionization and chemical ionization for mass spectrometry: A sample is ionized by chemical ionization by flowing the sample and a reagent gas into an ion source at a pressure below 0.1 Torr. While maintaining the ion source at a pressure below 0.1 Torr, the reagent gas is ionized in the ion source by electron ionization to produce... Agent:
20110240847 - Transmission energy contamination detector: An energy contamination detection apparatus includes a membrane and a charge collection plate disposed at a distance from the membrane. The membrane is configured to receive an ion beam and allow a portion of the ion beam having energy levels above a desired energy level to pass therethrough toward the... Agent: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
20110240851 - Mass spectrometer: A radio-frequency ion guide (20) for converging ions by a radio-frequency electric field and simultaneously transporting the ions into the subsequent stage is composed of eight rod electrodes (21 through 28) arranged in such a manner as to surround an ion optical axis (C). Each of the rod electrodes (21... Agent: Shimadzu Corporation
20110240850 - Microengineered multipole ion guide: A microengineered multipole ion guide for use in miniature mass spectrometer systems is described. Exemplary methods of mounting rods in hexapole, octupole, and other multipole geometries are described. The rods forming the ion guide are supported in etched silicon structures defined in at least first and second substrates.... Agent: Microsaic Systems Limited
20110240849 - Microengineered multipole rod assembly: A method of mounting rods in quadrupole, hexapole, octupole, and other multipole geometries is described. First and second dies are used to hold the rods in the required configuration with the plurality of rods extending through each of the two dies. A coupling arrangement is used to separate the first... Agent: Microsaic Systems Limited
20110240852 - Automated slice milling for viewing a feature: A method and apparatus for performing a slice and view technique with a dual beam system. The feature of interest in an image of a sample is located by machine vision, and the area to be milled and imaged in a subsequent slice and view iteration is determined through analysis... Agent: Fei Company
20110240853 - Ion sources, systems and methods: Ion sources, systems and methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, the ion sources, systems and methods can exhibit relatively little undesired vibration and/or can sufficiently dampen undesired vibration. This can enhance performance (e.g., increase reliability, stability and the like). In certain embodiments, the ion sources, systems and methods can enhance... Agent: Carl Zeiss Nts, LLC
20110240854 - Transmission electron microscope having electron spectrometer: In a spectral image formed by two orthogonal axes, one of which is an axis of the amount of energy loss and the other of which is an axis of positional information, by the use of an electron spectrometer and a transmission electron microscope, distortion in the spectral image of... Agent:
20110240855 - Electron beam device and electron beam application device using the same: To obtain a SEM capable of both providing high resolution at low acceleration voltage and allowing high-speed elemental distribution measurement, a SE electron source including Zr—O as a diffusion source is shaped so that the radius r of curvature of the tip is more than 0.5 μm and less than... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20110240856 - Target marker having quantum cascade laser for thermally marking a target: A method of marking a target includes intersecting a thermal infrared beam from a handheld housing at room temperature with the target, a portion of a beam path extending from the housing to the target being substantially optically direct. The method also includes viewing the intersected beam with a remote... Agent:
20110240857 - Discrete dynode detector with dynamic gain control: A novel electron multiplier that regulates in real time the gain of downstream dynodes as the instrument receives input signals is introduced. In particular, the methods, electron multiplier structures, and coupled control circuits of the present invention enable a resultant on the fly control signal to be generated upon receiving... Agent:
20110240858 - Multi-spectral pyrometry imaging system: In one embodiment, a system includes a turbine including multiple components in fluid communication with a working fluid that provides power or thrust. The system also includes an imaging system in optical communication with at least one component. The imaging system is configured to receive a broad wavelength band image... Agent: General Electric Company
20110240859 - Alternative pixel shape for uncooled micro-bolometer: An infrared imaging system including a substrate, a plurality of hexagonal shaped micro-bolometer pixels combined to define a focal plane array. Each pixel is electrically connected to the substrate with a pair of opposing isolation legs. One end of the isolation leg is attached to the pixel's periphery while the... Agent: United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Army
20110240860 - Detection beyond the standard radiation noise limit using spectrally selective absorption: High sensitivity thermal detectors that perform beyond the blackbody radiation noise limit are described. Thermal detectors, as described herein, use spectrally selective materials that absorb strongly in the wavelength region of the desired signal but only weakly or not at all in the primary thermal emission band. Exemplary devices that... Agent:
20110240861 - Room-temperature quantum noise limited spectrometry and methods of the same: In one embodiment, a heterodyne detection system for detecting light includes a first input aperture adapted for receiving first light from a scene input, a second input aperture adapted for receiving second light from a local oscillator input, a broadband local oscillator adapted for providing the second light to the... Agent: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
20110240862 - Solar sensor for the detection of the direction of incidence and the intensity of solar radiation: A solar sensor for the detection of the direction of incidence and the intensity of solar radiation comprises a housing (12) made of a plastic material that is permeable to at least some of the solar radiation, the housing (12) having a curved side (14) facing the incident solar radiation... Agent: Behr-hella Thermocontrol Gmbh
20110240863 - Methods and apparatuses for measuring phase roughness in an extreme ultraviolet mask: Example embodiments are directed to a method and an apparatus for measuring phase roughness in an extreme ultraviolet (EUV) mask. In example embodiments, a speckle generated by the phase roughness in the EUV mask is detected by irradiating an EUV beam on the EUV mask. The phase roughness in the... Agent:
20110240864 - Autonomous detector module as a building block for scalable pet and spect systems: When detecting scintillation events in a nuclear imaging system, time-stamping and energy-gating processing is incorporated into autonomous detection modules (ADM) (14) to reduce downstream processing. Each ADM (14) is removably coupled to a detector fixture (13), and comprises a scintillation crystal array (66) and associated light detect or (s) (64),... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20110240865 - High dynamic range light sensor: When detecting photons in a computed tomography (CT) detector, a sensor (10, 38) includes a photodiode that is switchable between liner and Geiger operation modes to increase sensing range. When signal to noise ratio (SNR) is high, a large bias voltage is applied to the photodiode (12) to charge it... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20110240866 - 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 Ceramics & Plastics, Inc.
20110240867 - Particle radiotherapy apparatus: In order to provide a particle radiotherapy apparatus with high sensitivity for detecting annihilation radiation pairs, an elliptic detector ring of a particle radiotherapy apparatus according to this invention makes rotating movement relative to a top board. Specifically, with rotation about a base axis of a first ring and a... Agent:
20110240868 - X-ray detector: The application describes an X-ray detector for use in a medical equipment, wherein the detector comprises an unit for transforming X-ray radiation into electrical charge, a first capacitor for being charged by an electrical charge, wherein the first capacitor is electrically connected to the unit for transforming, a second capacitor... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20110240870 - Radiation imaging apparatus, its control method, and recording medium storing program for executing the control method: To provide a radiation imaging apparatus capable of restraining the change of image qualities due to the change of sensitivities of an MIS-type photoelectric conversion element and its control method. Therefore, an MIS-type photoelectric conversion element 217 is set to a saturation state before performing radiation imaging. As means for... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110240869 - X-ray detector including oxide semiconductor transistor: Example embodiments are directed an X-ray detector including an oxide semiconductor transistor. The X-ray detector including the oxide semiconductor transistor includes an oxide semiconductor transistor and a signal storage capacitor in parallel to each other on a substrate. The oxide semiconductor transistor includes a channel formed of an oxide semiconductor... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110240871 - Flame sensor: A flame sensor is provided with a focusing member. Ultraviolet light emitted from a tight source is reflected by an inner surface of the focusing member to be focused on an electrode of an electrode pair, to increase the sensitivity.... Agent: Yamatake Corporation
20110240872 - Radiographic imaging system: A radiographic imaging system includes an imaging apparatus which takes a radiographic image of a subject and outputs image data of the radiographic image; an image processing apparatus which performs image processing of at least one of an exposure field recognition process and a trimming process on the image data... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110240873 - Radiation image processing apparatus: On control charge information, which is obtained from an on-controlled detection element, is acquired with respect to each of the detection elements of a radiation detector, and off control charge information, which corresponds to the on-controlled detection element, is acquired with respect to each of predetermined detection element intervals. Element... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110240874 - Particle beam irradiation apparatus and particle beam therapy system: There is provided a particle beam irradiation apparatus (58) having a scanning irradiation system (34) that performs scanning with a charged particle beam (1) accelerated by an accelerator and being mounted in a rotating gantry for rotating the irradiation direction of the charged particle beam (1); the particle beam irradiation... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20110240875 - Particle beam irradiation apparatus and particle beam therapy system: The objective is to eliminate the effect of the hysteresis of a scanning electromagnet so that, in the raster scanning or the hybrid scanning, there is obtained a particle beam irradiation apparatus that realizes high-accuracy beam irradiation. There are provided a scanning power source that outputs the excitation current for... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20110240876 - Apparatus for controlling the temperature of an rf ion source window: An RF ion source utilizing a heating/RF-shielding element for controlling the temperature of an RF window and to act as an RF shielding element for the RF ion source. When the heating/RF shielding element is in a heating mode, it suppresses formation of unwanted deposits on the RF window which... Agent: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
20110240877 - Temperature controlled ion source: An ion source is provided that utilizes a cooling plate and a gap interface to control the temperature of an ion source chamber. The gap interface is defined between the cooling plate and a wall of the chamber. A coolant gas is supplied to the interface at a given pressure... Agent: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
20110240878 - Temperature controlled ion source: An ion source is provided that utilizes the same dopant gas supplied to the chamber to generate the desired process plasma to also provide temperature control of the chamber walls during high throughput operations. The ion source includes a chamber having a wall that defines an interior surface. A liner... Agent: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
20110240879 - Fluorescence detecting apparatus and fluorescence detecting method: Excitation light beam is irradiated onto a test region while shifting the irradiation position thereof, when performing analysis of a target substance using an analysis chip having the test region within a flow channel through which a sample solution is caused to flow, for capturing the target substance within the... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110240880 - Fluid treatment system: There is described a fluid treatment system which may which may be used with radiation sources that do not require a protective sleeve—e.g., excimer radiation sources. An advantage of the present fluid system treatment is that the radiation sources may be removed from the fluid treatment zone without necessarily having... Agent: Trojan Technologies Inc.
20110240881 - Specimen holder and specimen holder movement device: The present disclosure significantly reduces the waiting time from inserting a specimen holder into an electron microscope until high quality data acquisition is possible. Characterizing the present disclosure, it is a specimen holder partly made of low thermal expansion material. The low thermal expansion material can be any of group... Agent:
20110240882 - Radiation sterilization of implantable medical devices: A system and method for sterilization of medical devices includes methods for reducing the variance in dose levels over the medical device by either varying the dose levels for each pass before a radiation source, such as an electron beam, or by increasing the number of passes before a radiation... Agent: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
20110240883 - Integrated footwear sanitizing and deodorizing system: Introducing ultraviolet (UV) light to alter the environment inside a shoe or other footwear destroys microorganisms or inhibits their growth. Visible light can also be used to prevent further growth. Introducing forced air flow through the footwear removes dampness in and thereby deodorizes the footwear. A preferred embodiment comprises an... Agent: Shoe Care Innovations, Inc.
20110240884 - Optical tomographic measuring device: An optical tomographic measuring device that includes: an illuminating component, a plurality of light-receiving components, a storage component, a specifying component, an acquiring component, and a constructing component is provided. The specifying component specifies a position of the measurement plane in the body length direction. The acquiring component acquires, from... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110240885 - Broadband solid-state illuminator for fluorimetry device and system: An improved solid-state light source (103) for producing illuminating light (114) generated by interaction of light from an LED source (105) with a quantum dot, in one embodiment located in a well (117). A solid-state illuminator with integrated quantum dots advantageously allows for an efficient broadband or narrow band LED... Agent: Spectros Corporation
20110240886 - Fluorometric sensor: Embodiments provide an optical sensor head and method of making an optical sensor head. In some cases the sensor head can be used as a fluorometric sensor to measure concentrations of substances within a liquid sample of interest. The sensor head includes a light source window and a detector window... Agent: Ecolab Usa Inc
20110240887 - Handheld fluorometer and method of use: Embodiments provide a handheld fluorometer and method of determining a concentration of a product within a sample. In some cases the handheld fluorometer includes an immersible sensor head that measures a fluorescence of the product and a controller that calculates the concentration of product. In some cases the handheld fluorometer... Agent: Ecolab Usa Inc
20110240889 - In-vacuum beam defining aperture cleaning for particle reduction: A method is provided for reducing particle contamination in an ion implantation system, wherein an ion implantation system having source, mass analyzer, resolving aperture, decel suppression plate, and end station is provided. An ion beam is formed via the ion source, and a workpiece is transferred between an external environment... Agent: Acelis Technologies. Inc.
20110240888 - Method of testing electronic components: A method for testing the sensitivity of electronic components and circuits against particle and photon beams using plasma acceleration, in which the flexibility of the multifaceted interaction can produce several types of radiation such as electron, proton, ion, neutron and photon radiation, and combinations of these types of radiation, in... Agent: Radiabeam Technologies, LLC
20110240890 - Extreme ultraviolet light source: An apparatus includes a light source having a gain medium for producing an amplified light beam of a source wavelength along a beam path to irradiate a target material in a chamber and to generate extreme ultraviolet light; and a subsystem overlying at least a portion of an internal surface... Agent: Cymer Inc.Previous industry: Static molds
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