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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. 11/24/2011 > 56 patent applications in 36 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110284720 - Fluorescence microscopy imaging system: A fluorescence microscopy imaging system is used for detecting a fluorescence signal of a sample, and includes a module for detecting fluorescence and a module for focusing control. The module for detecting fluorescence includes a fluorescence excitation light source generator (FELSG) and a fluorescence detector. The FELSG is capable of... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute
20110284721 - Organic electroluminescence illumination device: An organic electroluminescence illumination device including: an organic electroluminescence panel including: a transparent substrate; a transparent electrode formed on the transparent substrate; an organic light emitting layer formed on the transparent electrode; and a metal electrode formed on the organic light emitting layer, wherein the organic light emitting layer comprises:... Agent: Sanken Electric Co., Ltd.
20110284722 - Light-sensing circuit, method of operating the light-sensing circuit, and light-sensing apparatus employing the light-sensing circuit: Example embodiments are directed to a light-sensing circuit, a method of operating the light-sensing circuit, and a light-sensing apparatus including the light-sensing circuit. The light-sensing circuit includes a light-sensitive oxide semiconductor transistor that senses light; and a switching transistor connected to the light-sensing transistor in series and configured to output... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110284724 - Method and apparatus for non-line-of-sight imaging: A system and method for obtaining an image of an object out of line of sight, the method comprising directing a chaotic light beam at a first area containing the object; measuring the light from the chaotic light beam at a plurality of instances in time; using a photon detector,... Agent: U.s. Government As Represented By The Secretary Of The Army
20110284723 - Semiconductor nano-wire antenna solar cells and detectors: Patterning planar photo-absorbing materials into arrays of nanowires is demonstrated as a method for increasing the total photon absorption in a given thickness of absorbing material. Such a method can provide faster, cheaper, and more efficient photo-detectors and solar cells. A thin nanowire can absorb many more photons than expected... Agent:
20110284725 - Microlens arrays for enhanced light concentration: A novel micron-scale lens, a microlens, is engineered to concentrate light efficiently onto an area of interest, such as a small, light-sensitive detector element in an integrated electronic device. Existing microlens designs imitate the form of large-scale lenses and are less effective at small sizes. The microlenses described herein have... Agent: The Regents Of The Univeristy Of California
20110284726 - Multi-function light level setpoint control: A system may include a light sensor, an actuator having a range of motion, and a circuit adapted to establish a light level setpoint in response to the light sensor and the actuator. The circuit may be adapted to perform a first function when the actuator is in a first... Agent: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
20110284727 - Ccd charge transfer drive device: A CCD charge transfer drive device includes: a timing signal generation unit that generates a first timing signal group including N timing signals representing CCD drive pulses; a control signal generation unit that generates a first control signal when a level change of any of the N timing signals is... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20110284728 - Imaging systems including low photon count optical receiver: An imaging system (300) is provided. The system includes a second harmonic generator (308) for receiving a source photon beam of a first wavelength and generating a sensor photon beam of the first wavelength and a pump photon beam of a second wavelength that is one half of the first... Agent: Harris Corporation
20110284729 - Systems and methods for harvesting optical energy: In one embodiment a system and method for harvesting optical energy employ an optical energy harvesting fiber including a core having active elements that absorb light at one wavelength of range of wavelengths and emit light at one or more different wavelengths, a guiding structure that guides the emitted light... Agent: University Of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
20110284730 - Light sensor knob: A system may include a housing, a light sensor, and a knob protruding from the housing and configured to rotate between angular positions about an axis. The knob may be configured to receive light from directions generally perpendicular to the axis, and the light sensor may be arranged to receive... Agent: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
20110284731 - Gamma-ray detectors for downhole applications: Methods and related systems are described for gamma-ray detection. A gamma-ray detector is made depending on its properties and how those properties are affected by the data analysis. Desirable properties for a downhole detector include; high temperature operation, reliable/robust packaging, good resolution, high countrate capability, high density, high Z, low... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20110284732 - Well flaw detection system (embodiments): This invention relates to nondestructive control, more specifically, to the detection of cracks, flaws and other defects in oil and gas wells and cementing quality control.... Agent:
20110284736 - Data acquisition system for a spectrometer using an ion statistics filter and/or a peak histogram filtering circuit: A data acquisition system and method are described that may be used with various spectrometers. The data acquisition system may include an ion detector, an initial processing module, and a spectra processing module. The initial processing module is provided for processing the ion detection signals and for supplying processed signals... Agent:
20110284734 - Ion mobility spectrometer: An ion mobility spectrometer (2) is disclosed wherein the potential difference between the exit region of an ion trap (1) arranged upstream of the ion mobility spectrometer (2) and the entrance region to the ion mobility spectrometer (2) is varied temporally with time in order to optimise the transmission of... Agent: Micromass Uk Limited
20110284737 - Ion trap: An ion trap comprises substantially elongate electrodes 10, 20 some of which are curved along their axis of elongation and which define a trapping volume between them. The sectional area of this trapping volume towards the extremities of the trap in the direction of elongation is different to the sectional... Agent:
20110284733 - Mass spectrometer and methods for detecting large biomolecules: A mass spectrometer and methods for obtaining the mass spectrum of a single macromolecular or biomolecular ion in a mass spectrometer. The methods include creating single macromolecular or biomolecular primary ions in an ion trap by ionization of a macromolecule or biomolecule; ejecting half of the primary ions for detection... Agent: Academia Sinica
20110284735 - System and method for extracting a sample from a surface: A system and method is disclosed for extracting a sample from a sample surface. A sample is provided and a sample surface receives the sample which is deposited on the sample surface. A hydrophobic material is applied to the sample surface, and one or more devices are configured to dispense... Agent:
20110284738 - Confining positive and negative ions in a linear rf ion trap: In a linear ion trap, ions with two polarities are confined radially via an RF potential between the rods comprising the trap. Axially, ions of at least one polarity are confined via DC potentials applied to the elements of the trap or electrodes at the ends of the trap whereas... Agent: Bruker Daltonik Gmbh
20110284739 - Detection apparatus: An ion mobility spectrometer has a pair of electrodes and midway along the drift chamber. A high field is applied between the electrodes and sufficient to modify ions in the region of thee electrodes such that they move at a different rate towards the collector plate. This is used to... Agent: Smiths Detection-watford Limited
20110284740 - Ms/ms mass spectrometer: A mass analysis of a standard sample having a known mass-to-charge ratio is carried out by performing a mass scan at a first-stage quadrupole (13) over a predetermined mass range, under the condition that a collision induced dissociation (CID) gas is introduced into a collision cell (14) and a voltage... Agent: Shimadzu Corporation
20110284741 - Mixed radio frequency multipole rod system as ion reactor: The invention relates to a linear multipole ion storage device which is suitable for reactions between positive and negative ions, and for fragmentation reactions by electron transfer dissociation (ETD) in particular. The invention uses a linear RF ion trap with at least three pairs of rods with a new type... Agent:
20110284742 - Detection of kr-85 gamma rays for positive verification of mass in pressurized bottles: A Kr-85 tracer gas is mixed with the carrier gas in a pressurized bottle. External detection of the gamma rays that penetrate through the walls of the bottle provides a non-invasive technique for the positive verification of mass inside the bottle over the lifetime of the bottle... Agent: Raytheon Company
20110284744 - Method and system for 4d tomography and ultrafast scanning electron microscopy: A 4D electron tomography system includes a stage having one or more degrees of freedom, an electron source, and electron optics operable to direct electron pulses to impinge on a sample supported on the stage. A pulse of the electron pulses impinges on the sample at a first time. The... Agent: California Institute Of Technology
20110284743 - Method for characterizing a membrane in a wet condition by positron annihilation spectrometer and sample holder thereof: The present invention discloses a method for characterizing a membrane in a wet condition using a positron annihilation spectrometer and a sample holder thereof. Positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy (PALS) has been know to be an invaluable tool for investigating local free-volume hole properties in various materials. Accompanying with the method... Agent: Chung Yuan Christian University
20110284745 - Sample holder, inspection apparatus, and inspection method: A sample holder, inspection apparatus, and an inspection method using the sample holder having a film including a first surface and a second surface. A liquid sample may be held on the first surface. The film is made of two or more layers. A primary beam irradiation device is installed... Agent: Jeol Ltd.
20110284746 - Charged particle beam device: A charged particle beam device has a tilt detection unit that detects a tilt of a sample surface and an E×B deflector in which an electric field and a magnetic field are overlapped with each other and which causes, according to the detected tilt of the sample surface, the sample... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20110284747 - Variable aperture and actuator assemblies for an imaging system: An imaging system which includes a housing for a radiation detector having a window disposed above and in axial alignment with the radiation detector, a variable aperture assembly which includes a base ring having a first opening and mounted on the radiation detector housing such that the first opening is... Agent:
20110284748 - Apparatus and method of measuring terahertz wave: A time-domain waveform of a terahertz wave is measured by a method based on time-domain spectroscopy by using an optical delay unit to adjust an optical path length along which excitation light propagates thereby adjusting a difference between a time at which the excitation light arrives at a generating unit... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110284749 - Radiation detector: The present invention provides a radiation detector that may suppress a decrease in dynamic range, and may improve an S/N ratio at a low radiation amount. Namely, pixels are provided with sensor sections each having different sensitivity characteristics, the sensor sections generating electric charge in response to irradiation of radiation... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110284750 - Neutron image detecting method and neutron image detector using its method: A neutron image detection method is disclosed, which collects a fluorescent light generated by a neutron incident at a designated position interval in one-dimensional geometry and determines an incident position of the neutron by detecting the collected fluorescent light, in which the fluorescent light is detected by a photon counting... Agent: Japan Atomic Energy Agency
20110284751 - Nuclear image reconstruction: A system is provided for obtaining a nuclear image of a moving object. The system comprises an input (14), a processing unit (15) and an output (17). The input (14) is provided for receiving a nuclear image and morphological images of the object. The processing unit (15) is configured to... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20110284752 - Inside-tube-wall radioactive contamination monitor, and monitoring device and method using the same: Even when a radiation detector contacts a pipe arrangement or another member that is an object to be monitored, the damage of the detector is prevented without impairing the detection performance. An inside-tube-wall radioactive contamination monitor comprises: a rod-like light guide bar having a polygonal cross-section; a plurality of scintillators... Agent: Toshiba Power Sys Radiation Tech-serv Co., Ltd.
20110284753 - Method and apparatus for extending a scintillation counter's dynamic range: A semiconductor diode scintillation detector probe, in conjunction with a base-line-stabilized, wide-bandwidth first amplifying circuit DC-coupled to a constrained-bandwidth second amplifying circuit DC-coupled, in turn, to a novel analog threshold discriminator circuit, suppresses base-line fluctuation and noise at low input count-rates, while providing a linear rate-meter response for time-random input... Agent:
20110284755 - High sensitivity, solid state neutron detector: An apparatus (200) for detecting slow or thermal neutrons (160) including an alpha particle-detecting layer (240) that is a hydrogenated amorphous silicon p-i-n diode structure. The apparatus includes a bottom metal contact (220) and a top metal contact (250) with the diode structure (240) positioned between the two contacts (220,... Agent: Alliance For Sustainable Energy, LLC
20110284754 - Semiconductor detector for two-dimensionally detecting radiation positions and method for two-dimensionally detecting radiation positions using the same: A semiconductor 2D position detector for two-dimensionally detecting positions of radiation is a Schottky diode comprising: a semiconductor substrate 2; a first to an nth (n is an integer of 2 or higher) stripe electrodes 3 arranged on the surface 2A of the semiconductor substrate 2 at given intervals in... Agent: Tohoku University
20110284756 - Detector for dual band ultraviolet detection: The invention concerns a single detector with two designable wavelengths and bandwidths for ultraviolet detection based on n−/n+-GaN and AlGaN structures grown over sapphire substrates. The detector has several layers grown over a sapphire substrates, including a buffer layer comprising AlN; a first band-edge comprising AlX Ga1-X N; a second... Agent: United States Of America As Repersented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Spac
20110284757 - Apparatus, method and system for measuring prompt gamma and other beam-induced radiation during hadron therapy treatments for dose and range verification purposes using ionization radiation detection: An apparatus, method and system for measurement of radiation during or directly following hadron therapy treatment for dose and range verification purposes accomplished through measurement of prompt gamma and other beam-induced radiation. One example includes the measurement of secondary prompt gamma radiation during proton and carbon ion beam irradiation. The... Agent: Hampton University
20110284762 - Charged particle extraction apparatus and method of use thereof: The invention comprises a charged particle beam extraction method and apparatus optionally used in conjunction with charged particle beam radiation therapy of cancerous tumors. The system uses a radio-frequency (RF) cavity system to induce oscillation of a charged particle stream. Sufficient amplitude modulation of the charged particle stream causes the... Agent:
20110284763 - Charged particle source with integrated energy filter: A particle source in which energy selection occurs by sending a beam of electrically charged particles eccentrically through a lens so that energy dispersion will occur in an image formed by the lens. By projecting this image onto a slit in an energy selecting diaphragm, it is possible to allow... Agent: Fei Company
20110284760 - Synchrotron power cycling apparatus and method of use thereof: The invention comprises a charged particle cancer therapy system or synchrotron system using one or more switches to introduce a corresponding one or more resistors into a circuit linking a power supply to a magnet or an inductor during an applied power recovery phase between acceleration cycles of the synchrotron,... Agent:
20110284761 - Synchrotron power supply apparatus and method of use thereof: The invention comprises a charged particle cancer therapy system or synchrotron system using a single power supply electrically connected to a plurality of magnet sections to provide a uniform current to a plurality of magnets at a given period in time. Optionally, one or more switches introduce a corresponding one... Agent:
20110284759 - Method for adjusting optical axis of charged particle radiation and charged particle radiation device: Provided are a method for adjusting the optical axis of a charged particle beam and a device therefor, wherein an artificial criterion is quantified, and whether or not the adjustment of the axis of a charged particle beam is necessary is judged on the basis of the quantified criterion. In... Agent:
20110284758 - Spherical aberration corrector and method of spherical aberration correction: A spherical aberration corrector and method is offered, which is easy to design and which can correct spherical aberration and even six-fold astigmatism in a charged particle beam instrument. The corrector has a first pair of multipole elements for producing a first pair of three-fold symmetric fields in which three-fold... Agent: Jeol Ltd.
20110284764 - Ophthalmic lens disinfecting base: The present invention provides for a disinfecting radiation base for working in conjunction with a storage case for an ophthalmic lens. The disinfecting radiation base provides disinfecting radiation for disinfecting an ophthalmic lens. The disinfecting radiation base may also include a processor and digital memory for automated functions associated with... Agent:
20110284766 - Light irradiation device and light measurement device: The present invention relates to a light irradiation apparatus and the like which can reduce background light noise from a plurality of wells provided on a microplate. The light irradiation apparatus comprises a microplate (20), a light guiding member (60), and a light source apparatus (62). The light guiding member... Agent: Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.
20110284765 - Optical background suppression systems and methods for fluorescence imaging: A fluorescence imaging system having an enclosure having an optical excitation and detection system and features designed to suppress or reduce background fluorescence. In certain aspects, all or a portion of the interior walls has a material finish and texture that provides a surface that absorbs at least a portion... Agent: Li-cor, Inc.
20110284767 - Combination microscopy: A method for generating an image of a sample by a microscopy method including varying local resolution, wherein at least two of the following microscopy methods are combined: laser scanning microscopy, a microscopy method wherein the sample is excited to luminescence by structured line or wide area illumination, and a... Agent: Carl Zeiss Microimaging Gmbh
20110284768 - Fluorescence analyzing device and fluorescence analyzing method: The invention relates to fluorescence analysis which uses a substrate having a plurality of regions for being capable of immobilizing biologically-related molecules in positions of lattice points of a lattice structure, and which causes the fluorescence from a certain lattice point to be wavelength-dispersed in a direction other than the... Agent:
20110284770 - Fluorescence detecting device and fluorescence detecting method: A fluorescence detecting device generates a modulation signal for modulating an intensity of laser light and modulates the laser light by using the modulation signal, when receiving fluorescence emitted by a measurement object irradiated with laser light emitted from a laser light source unit. The fluorescence detecting device obtains a... Agent: Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd
20110284769 - Total internal reflection microscope apparatus and method for analyzing fluorescent sample: An object of the present invention relates to observation of single molecule fluorescence while temperature of a sample solution is controlled by a temperature controller and intrinsic fluorescence of the temperature controller is avoided, in a total internal reflection microscope. The present invention relates to provision of an opening at... Agent:
20110284771 - Plan-based medical image registration for radiotherapy:
20110284773 - Germicidal bulb disinfection base for ophthalmic lenses: The present invention provides for a disinfecting radiation base with a germicidal bulb for providing disinfecting radiation to a storage case for an ophthalmic lens, such as a contact lens. The disinfecting radiation base provides disinfecting radiation for disinfecting a contact lens. The disinfecting radiation base may also include a... Agent:
20110284772 - Light emitting diode disinfection base for ophthalmic lenses: The present invention provides for a disinfecting radiation base for working in conjunction with a storage case for an ophthalmic lens. The disinfecting radiation base provides disinfecting radiation for disinfecting an ophthalmic lens. The disinfecting radiation base may also include a processor and digital memory for automated functions associated with... Agent:
20110284775 - Chamber apparatus and extreme ultraviolet light generation system: A chamber apparatus used with a laser apparatus may include: a chamber provided with at least one inlet through which a laser beam outputted from the laser apparatus enters the chamber; a target supply unit provided to the chamber for supplying a target material to a predetermined region inside the... Agent: Cigaphoton Inc.
20110284774 - Target output device and extreme ultraviolet light source apparatus: A target output device may include: a main body for storing a target material; a nozzle unit, connected to the main body, for outputting the target material as a target; an electrode unit provided so as to face the nozzle unit; a voltage control unit that applies predetermined voltage between... Agent: Gigaphoton Inc.11/17/2011 > 49 patent applications in 31 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110278433 - Light sensing system and control method thereof: The present invention discloses a light sensing system and a control method thereof. The light sensing system comprises a body, a plurality of first light sensors, a base, a plurality of second light sensors and a processing module. A through hole is disposed on the body. The first light sensors... Agent: National Central University
20110278434 - Photoelectric feedback sensing system: The present invention relates to a photoelectrical feedback sensing system. A first light signal passes through the sensing apparatus. A second light signal corresponding to a characteristic of a sample within the sensing apparatus is outputted from the sensing apparatus. The first photo detector receives the first light signal and... Agent: National Chung Cheng University
20110278435 - Image sensor apparatus: An image sensor comprises a photoelectric-conversion-film current detector which detects a photoelectric conversion film current produced by combination of holes generated in a photoelectric conversion film with electrons supplied from an electron supplying source array to the photoelectric conversion film; a plurality of integrators which sequentially perform temporal integration on... Agent: Pioneer Corporation
20110278436 - Image sensor with backside passivation and metal layer: An image sensor includes a semiconductor layer that filters light of different wavelengths. For example, the semiconductor layer absorbs photons of shorter wavelengths and passes more photons of longer wavelengths such that the longer wavelength photons often pass through without being absorbed. An imaging pixel having a photodiode is formed... Agent: Omnivision Technologies, Inc.
20110278437 - Optical receiving circuit: Provided is an optical receiving circuit that reduces a distortion of an output pulse width with respect to an input signal by adjusting the division ratio for a voltage applied to resistors in a resistor network. The optical receiving circuit includes: a differential amplifier 2 that converts a current signal... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110278438 - Photoelectric conversion apparatus: A photoelectric conversion apparatus comprises: a first current amplifier for amplifying a current input through a first current input terminal; a first initializing unit for initializing a voltage of the first current input terminal; a first detector for detecting the voltage of the first current input terminal; a first feedback... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110278439 - Interior rearview mirror system with forwardly-viewing camera: A vehicular interior rearview mirror system includes an attachment element attached at an in-cabin surface of a vehicle windshield and an interior rearview mirror assembly that includes a mount for attaching the mirror assembly to the attachment element, a housing, a single ball and socket pivot joint, and an interior... Agent: Donnelly Corporation
20110278440 - Optical power transmission system and method having co-propagating control signal: A system for delivering more than one optical power form and at least one control signal over an optical conduit includes control circuitry for controlling characteristics of the optical power system.... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware
20110278441 - Transparent photonic integrated circuit: Photonic structures and methods of operating the photonic structures are disclosed. In one embodiment, the photonic structure includes a detector configured to detect radiation of a first wavelength range. The radiation of the first wavelength range is received from an external radiation guide, and the detector is substantially transparent to... Agent: Imec
20110278442 - Manipulation of objects in potential energy landscapes: A method for manipulating a plurality of objects. The method includes the steps of providing a shaping source, applying the shaping source to create a spatially symmetric potential energy landscape, applying the potential energy landscape to a plurality of objects, thereby trapping at least a portion of the plurality of... Agent: New York University
20110278443 - Method of collecting calibration data in radiation tomography apparatus: This invention has one object to provide a method of collecting calibration data in radiation tomography apparatus that allows reliable collection of calibration data with a wide detector ring. In order to achieve this purpose, in the method of collecting calibration data in radiation tomography apparatus according to this invention,... Agent:
20110278444 - Radiation beam analyzer and method: A radiation beam analyzer for measuring the distribution and intensity of radiation produced by a Cyberknife®. The analyzer employs a relative small tank of water into which a sensor is placed to maintain a constant SAD (source to axis distance). A first method maintains a fixed position of detector, and... Agent:
20110278448 - Devices, systems, and methods for dispersive energy imaging: Devices, systems, and methods for dispersive energy imaging are disclosed. The full three-dimensional velocity distribution function of a flowing particle stream may be measured and properties of the particle stream characterized. In some devices, an aperture system controls the entry of a stream of particles into the sensor where an... Agent: Utah State University Research Foundation
20110278449 - Method for identifying in particular unknown substances by mass spectrometry: In order to use the mass spectrometrical analysis at the same time to determine the structure and/or families and/or the chemical properties of a substance, free of subjective evaluation, in the shortest amount of time, in an automatable fashion and with high accuracy, without requiring identical fragmentation patterns and/or defined... Agent:
20110278446 - Method of detecting filter extractables in biopharmaceutical products by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry.: The invention uses liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry to verify the presence or absence of the extractables introduced into a biopharmaceutical product during manufacture, filtration or storage at above a certain concentration. The method disclosed herein can be used to detect the presence of extractables in the actual biopharmaceutical product rather than... Agent: Millipore Corporation
20110278447 - Photoemission induced electron ionization: A monitor that can detect at least one molecule. The monitor includes a housing with a passage that can receive a sample, and a photocathode that is located within the housing. The monitor also includes a first ultraviolet light source that can direct ultraviolet light onto the photocathode to create... Agent:
20110278450 - Ion guides and collision cells: In an embodiment, a collision cell comprises rods each having a first end and a second end remote from the first end; an inductor connected between adjacent pairs of rods; and means for applying a radio frequency (RF) voltage between adjacent pairs of rods. The RF voltage creates a multipole... Agent: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
20110278452 - Pattern check device and pattern check method: Provided is a pattern inspection apparatus including: a charge formation means which forms charge on a surface of a substrate (7) by generating an electron beam from a second electron source (20) which is different from an electron source (I) which generates an electron beam before irradiating an electron beam... Agent:
20110278451 - Simultaneous electron detection: The invention provides multiple detectors that detect electrons that have passed through a sample. The detectors preferably detect electrons after the electrons have been passed through a prism that separates electrons according to their energies. Electrons in different energy ranges are then detected by different detectors, with preferably at least... Agent: Fei Company
20110278453 - Tool-to-tool matching control method and its system for scanning electron microscope: A system for controlling a tool-to-tool disparity between a plurality of scanning electron microscopes includes a measuring unit for measuring a tool-to-tool disparity between plural scanning electron microscopes based on information extracted from secondary electron images which are captured by imaging a reference pattern, a tool state monitoring unit for... Agent:
20110278454 - Scanning electron microscope: A scanning electron microscope having a charged particle beam that when in a state being irradiated toward a sample, a voltage is applied to the sample so that the charged particle beam does not reach the sample. The scanning electron microscope also detects information on a potential of a sample... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20110278455 - Non-destructive thermal conductivity detectoin of solder voids: Systems and methods can produce thermal images of the mounting of a thermally-enhanced integrated circuit (IC) upon a circuit board. The system includes a thermal imaging camera that is operable to image the thermal dissipation and/or conduction through the heat sink into a mounting pad on the substrate. In testing... Agent: Avaya Inc.
20110278457 - Device for ftir absorption spectroscopy: The invention relates to a device (1) for FTIR absorption spectroscopy, having an ATR sensor (5) and at least one ultrasonic transmitter (10) for generating an ultrasonic field in the manner of a standing wave. The ATR sensor (5) and the ultrasonic transmitter (10) are connected to a mounting (4)... Agent: Technische Universitaet Wien
20110278456 - Optical position detection device and equipment with position detection function: An optical position detection device includes a first detection light source unit that outputs a detection light from one side to the other side in a first direction, a second detection light source unit that is separated from the first detection light source unit along a second direction crossing the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110278458 - Compact handheld non-laser detector for greenhouse gasses: Techniques are disclosed relating to gas leak detection. The techniques can be deployed, for example, in compact, handheld portable devices usable for detecting leaks in space-confined applications. The devices generally include a non-laser light source and thermal imaging camera that allow for detection of a target gas (or gasses) that... Agent: Southwest Research Institute
20110278461 - Infrared absorbing composition, infrared absorbing ink, recorded article, image recording method, and image detecting method: An infrared absorbing composition including a compound that is represented by formula (1) and has a hue in a powder state in the range of 20<L*<40, 1<a*<20, and 1<b*<33 in CIELAB space, an organic solvent having a solubility parameter in the range of from 7.3 to 12.1, and a resin... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110278460 - Method and apparatus for determining the coke generation tendency of hydrocarbons: Near IR spectroscopy may be used for determining the coke generation tendency of a hydrocarbon. The coke generation tendency of hydrocarbons may be used to control refining conditions. An apparatus for determining the coke generation tendency of hydrocarbons comprising a near infrared spectrophotometer and other components may be used to... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20110278462 - Method for putting a cooled infrared detector into operation: In an infrared detector provided with a photodiode, when the temperature of the photodiode is lowered to its operating temperature, the photodiode is forward biased. During forward biasing of the photodiode, injection of a majority carrier current takes place through the photodiode. The majority carriers mask a part of the... Agent: Societe Francaise De Detecteurs Infrarouges - Sofradir
20110278463 - Radiation detector and method for producing a radiation detector: A radiation detector is disclosed, which in at least one embodiment includes a scintillator with septa for separating scintillator elements arranged alongside one another, and a collimator with webs for forming laterally enclosed radiation channels, wherein the webs are inserted into the septa in order to avoid crosstalk between adjacent... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
20110278464 - Radiation detector and fabrication process: A monolithic integrated radiation detector includes a photodetector and a scintillator deposited directly on the photodetector. Preferably the photodetector is silicon and the scintillator is a rare earth phosphor. The rare earth phosphor is crystal lattice matched to the silicon by a transitional layer epitaxially grown therebetween.... Agent:
20110278465 - Photo detecting pixels and x-ray detector including the same: An X-ray detector including photo detecting pixels capable of reducing kTC switching noise (k: Boltzmann's constant; T: temperature; C: capacitance) by accurately performing correlated double sampling (CDS). Each of the pixels includes a first transistor comprising a first electrode connected to a first power line, a second electrode connected to... Agent: Samsung Mobile Display Co., Ltd.
20110278466 - Digital silicon photomultiplier for tof-pet: A radiation detector includes an array of detector pixels each including an array of detector cells. Each detector cell includes a photodiode biased in a breakdown region and digital circuitry coupled with the photodiode and configured to output a first digital value in a quiescent state and a second digital... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20110278467 - Water purifier: The disclosed water purifier comprises an outer wall, a RAW water inflow section that allows inflow of RAW water from outside said outer wall, a purifying section, an ultraviolet ray sterilizing section that has an ultraviolet ray source, a purified water outflow section that allows purified water that has been... Agent: Rohm Co., Ltd.
20110278468 - Neutron detectors for active interrogation: The present invention includes a method for radiation detection. The present invention utilized boron-coated detectors as a new alternative to large 3He tubes that will address the timing limitations of 3He-based detectors in active interrogation systems, by providing a 100-times faster ion collection time. This may enable the counting of... Agent:
20110278469 - Adhering matter inspection equipment and method for inspecting adhering matter: A technology for collecting a granular substance adhering to a baggage with high rate without touching the substance and inspecting whether a dangerous or specific sample material is adhered to the baggage. A method for simplifying or automating such an inspection is also provided. An adhering matter inspection equipment (1)... Agent:
20110278474 - Axial illumination for capillary electrophoresis: System and method for fluorescent light excitation and detection from samples to enhance the numerical aperture and/or reduce the cross-talk of the fluorescent light.... Agent: Applied Biosystems, LLC
20110278471 - Fluorescence detecting device and fluorescence detecting method: In order to remove autofluorescence emitted by a measurement object, fluorescence of the measurement object within a first wavelength band is first received. The first wavelength band is set so that the intensity of fluorescence emitted by the measurement object irradiated with intensity-modulated laser light is higher than that of... Agent: Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd
20110278470 - High dynamic range scanning with reduced channel cross-talk: A multi-channel scanning system adapted to implement a low channel cross-talk, extra-wide dynamic range scanning method by scanning the same location more than once, wherein at least one time, the power of the excitation light and detector gain are set to High for at least one of the channels and... Agent: Li-cor, Inc.
20110278473 - Method for making security laser printing film: A laser markable security laser transfer film includes a carrier web formed from a laser light-transmissive material and a taggant-containing film disposed on the carrier web. The taggant-containing film is formulated from an energy sensitive taggant capable of withstanding temperatures of at least about 1800° F. to about 2200° F.... Agent: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
20110278475 - Multiplex illumination system and method: Systems and methods for analyzing highly multiplexed sample arrays using highly multiplexed, high density optical systems to illuminate high density sample arrays and/or provide detection from such high density arrays. Systems and methods comprise substrates having an array of discrete signal sources having a pitch P2, and an optical system... Agent: Pacific Biosciences Of California, Inc
20110278472 - Optical detection utilizing cartridge with tunable filter assembly: A cartridge and cartridge system for use in an apparatus for analyzing a sample are provided. The system has a plurality of cartridges for different applications for a multimode instrument. The cartridges are removably engaged with a cartridge support in a “plug-in” format such that one cartridge may be removed... Agent: Molecular Devices LLC
20110278476 - Device for exciting fluorescent samples using visible light or ultraviolet light: such that the fluorescent samples in the transparent matrix placed on waveguide of the device is excited by the light refracted from the waveguide to the transparent matrix according the Snell's Law; thus the exciting S/N ratio can be improved by the light refraction of the device; wherein the light... Agent:
20110278478 - Method and implanter for implanting a workpiece: To form one or more dose region(s) on a workpiece, a projected area of an ion beam on the workpiece is initially moved parallel to a long axis of the projected area from an edge of the workpiece to an opposite edge of the workpiece, and then is moved parallel... Agent:
20110278477 - Synchronized x-ray / breathing method and apparatus used in conjunction with a charged particle cancer therapy system: The invention comprises an X-ray system that is orientated to provide X-ray images of a patient in the same orientation as viewed by a proton therapy beam, is synchronized with patient respiration, is operable on a patient positioned for proton therapy, and does not interfere with a proton beam treatment... Agent:
20110278479 - Optical power transmission system and method having counter-propagating control signal: A system for delivering optical power over optical conduits includes at least one optical power source delivering multiple optical power forms over an optical conduit with a counter propagating optical control signal.... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware
20110278480 - Optical power transmission system and method having multiple optical power forms: A system for delivering optical power over optical conduits includes delivering more than one optical power form over an optical conduit.... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware
20110278481 - Optical power transmission system and method having multiple optical power forms with partial free-space transmission: A system for delivering optical power over an optical conduit includes at least one than one optical power source delivering multiple optical power forms at least partially over a free space.... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware11/10/2011 > 50 patent applications in 37 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110272557 - Solid-state imaging device: A solid-state imaging device 1 according to one embodiment of the present invention is a charge multiplying solid-state imaging device, and includes an imaging area 10 that generates a charge according to the amount of incident light, a plurality of output register units 21 to 24 that receive the charge... Agent: Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.
20110272558 - Image sensing apparatus and image capturing system: An image sensing apparatus comprises a pixel and a driving unit, wherein the driving unit includes a buffer circuit including a first PMOS transistor and a first NMOS transistor, and letting V3 be a voltage supplied to a gate of the first NMOS transistor to supply a transfer signal for... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110272559 - Detector array for high speed sampling of a pulse: Various techniques are provided for performing detection using a focal plane array (FPA). For example, in one embodiment, a unit cell of an FPA may be implemented to support rapid sampling in response to one or more laser pulses reflected from an object or feature of interest. An FPA implemented... Agent: Flir Systems, Inc.
20110272560 - Semiconductor imager device, method of operating such a device, method of manufacturing such a device and semiconductor image sensor comprising such a device: In particular, the device has a series arrangement of at least the first reset gate as a proximate reset gate and furthermore a distal reset gate, wherein in a high-gain configuration the proximate reset gate is cyclically controlled and the distal reset gate is continuously on, thus limiting the reception... Agent: Dalsa Corporation
20110272561 - Method of detecting impinging position of photons on a geiger-mode avalanche photodiode, related geiger-mode avalanche photodiode and fabrication process: A Geiger-mode avalanche photodiode may include an anode, a cathode, an output pad electrically insulated from the anode and the cathode, a semiconductor layer having resistive anode and cathode regions, and a metal structure in the semiconductor layer and capacitively coupled to a region from the resistive anode and resistive... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.
20110272562 - Partition type optical sensing device: An optical sensing device includes a shell, a partition structure, a pivot, a shading member, at least one light emitting member and at least one optical sensing member. The shell is formed with a black-body condition space having an arrangement chamber and a shading chamber adjacent to and communicated with... Agent: Edison Opto Corporation
20110272563 - Photoelectric sensor: A photoelectric sensor includes a phototransmitter that outputs light toward a detection target region of an object; an optical receiver that receives the light outputted from the phototransmitter; a signal processing unit that outputs a signal indicating that the object is detected in response to a decrease of an amount... Agent: Omron Corporation
20110272565 - Encoder: An encoder includes: a light modulation section which modulates at least a portion of light that is emitted from a light source; a moving member which has an incidence plane, on which a plurality of light beams of the light incident, and is relatively movable in at least one direction;... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20110272564 - Photoelectric encoder: A photoelectric encoder has a scale in which a main track for detecting an amount of movement is formed in a measuring direction. The photoelectric encoder includes an origin signal generating portion provided at a part of the main track in a direction orthogonal to the measuring direction. Thereby, change... Agent: Mitutoyo Corporation
20110272566 - Optoelectronic position measurement device and optoelectronic position measurement method: An optoelectronic position measurement device having a code carrier that carries at least one optically registered position code and that is illuminated with optical radiation from a radiation source. At least one portion of the optical radiation is registered by at least one registration element, by means of which a... Agent: Leica Geosystems Ag
20110272568 - Calibration method: The invention relates to a method for calibrating a measurement tool for measuring the radiation in a radiation system, such as a radiation therapy system. The measurement tool, including a holder and at least one photodiode element, is adapted to be mounted in a positioning unit of the radiation system.... Agent: Elekta Ab (publ)
20110272567 - Throughput enhancement for scanned beam ion implanters: Some aspects of the present disclosure increase throughput beyond what has previously been achievable by changing the scan rate of a scanned ion beam before the entire cross-sectional area of the ion beam extends beyond an edge of a workpiece. In this manner, the techniques disclosed herein help provide greater... Agent: Axcelis Technologies, Inc.
20110272569 - Directional radiation detection tool: Various systems and methods for implementing a directional radiation detection tool are disclosed. One such method involves receiving outputs from several radiation sensors (e.g., gamma ray sensors), which are each facing a different direction. The received outputs are then combined, such that a directional error in one of the outputs... Agent: Cbg Corporation
20110272570 - Method and apparatus for neutron logging using a position sensitive neutron detector: A neutron logging tool includes a neutron source and at least one position sensitive thermal or epithermal neutron detector. The logging tool further includes an electronic controller configured to estimate the axial location of detected neutrons. Measurement of the axial neutron flux distribution enables other formation and borehole parameters such... Agent: Smith International, Inc.
20110272573 - Acquisition technique for maldi time-of-flight mass spectra: The invention relates to acquisition techniques for time-of-flight mass spectra with ionization of the analyte substances by matrix assisted laser desorption. Generally speaking, these acquisition techniques involve adding together a large number of individual time-of-flight spectra, each with restricted dynamic measuring range, to form a sum spectrum. The invention provides... Agent:
20110272571 - Laser-induced acoustic desorption / atmospheric pressure chemical ionization of compounds: The present disclosure provides a novel system and method for evaporating and ionizing compounds comprising an LIAD source and an ionization source that operates at atmospheric pressure. This system is readily adaptable for use with most commercially available mass spectrometers. Ionization sources include Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization sources (APCI) and... Agent: Purdue Research Foundation
20110272572 - Three-dimensional molecular imaging by infrared laser ablation electrospray ionization mass spectrometry: The field of the invention is atmospheric pressure mass spectrometry (MS), and more specifically a process and apparatus which combine infrared laser ablation with electrospray ionization (ESI).... Agent:
20110272574 - Security apparatus: An ion mobility spectrometer for analysing a gas is described which comprises a concentric arrangement of an inner ionisation region 110, an annular reaction region 112 which surrounds the ionisation region 110 and through which a gas to be analysed is caused to flow continuously in the axial direction of... Agent:
20110272575 - Localized droplet heating with surface electrodes in microfluidic chips: A microfluidic device for droplet manipulation includes a substrate, a plurality of electrically addressable thin-film electrodes disposed on the substrate, at least one of the plurality of electrodes comprising a heating element in the form of a patterned electrode. A hydrophilic region is disposed in or above a portion of... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California
20110272576 - Charged particle beam applied apparatus: Provided is a multi-beam type charged particle beam applied apparatus in an implementable configuration, capable of achieving both high detection accuracy of secondary charged particles and high speed of processing characteristically different specimens. An aperture array (111) includes plural aperture patterns. A deflector (109) for selecting an aperture pattern through... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20110272577 - Electron beam device with dispersion compensation, and method of operating same: An electron beam device comprises: a beam emitter for emitting a primary electron beam; an objective electron lens for focusing the primary electron beam onto a specimen, the objective lens defining an optical axis; a beam separator having a first dispersion for separating a signal electron beam from the primary... Agent: Ict Integrated Circuit Testing Gesellschaft Fuer Halbleiterprueftechnik Gmbh
20110272578 - Charged particle radiation device provided with aberration corrector: There is provided a charged particle radiation device provided with an aberration corrector capable of correcting aberration with high precision in a short time by automatically setting an aberration coefficient measuring condition to thereby realize measurement with high precision. The charged particle radiation device has a feature that a value... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20110272579 - Analyzing apparatus: An analyzing apparatus includes a first optical unit that causes a terahertz wave generated by a generation unit to be condensed at a first position in an object; a second optical unit that causes the terahertz wave from the object to be condensed at a second position; a third optical... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110272580 - Encoded signal detection and display: A target marking system includes a light source emitting a thermal beam having a predetermined temporal modulation, and an optics assembly directing the thermal beam to impact a target, the target directing radiation to the optics assembly in response to the impact. A portion of the radiation having the predetermined... Agent:
20110272581 - Thermal detector, thermal detector device, and electronic instrument: A thermal detector has a substrate, a thermal detector element having a light-absorbing film, and a support member. The support member has a mounting part mounting the thermal detector element, a first arm part having one end that is linked to one end of the mounting part and another end... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110272582 - Infrared light detector and production thereof: An infrared light detector has a first substrate having a sensor chip thereon that has an exposure surface that can be irradiated with infrared light, the sensor chip converting the incident infrared light into an electrical signal. The infrared light detector also has a second substrate having a window therein... Agent:
20110272583 - Response-enhanced monolithic-hybrid pixel: A light-sensing pixel for detecting at least a portion of the electromagnetic spectrum includes a first detector element having a micro-structured surface for detecting an infrared range of wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum. The light-sensing pixel further includes a second detector element for detecting a second range of wavelengths of... Agent: Sionyx, Inc.
20110272584 - Methods and systems for detecting terahertz radiation by radiation enhanced emission of fluorescence: Methods and systems for detecting radiation, particularly, terahertz (THz) radiation, are disclosed. The methods and systems disclosed include directing an optical beam in a volume of gas; ionizing at least a portion of the volume of gas with the optical beam to produce a plasma; and detecting a fluorescence produced... Agent: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
20110272586 - Chloride scintillator for radiation detection: The present disclosure discloses, in one arrangement, a single crystalline chloride scintillator material having a composition of the formula A3MCl6, wherein A consists essentially of Li, Na K, Rb, Cs or any combination thereof, and M consists essentially of Ce, Sc, Y, La, Lu, Gd, Pr, Tb, Yb, Nd or... Agent:
20110272585 - Halide scintillator for radiation detection: A halide scintillator material is disclosed. The material is single-crystalline and has a composition of the formula A3MBr6(1-x)Cl6x (such as Cs3CeBr6(1-x)Cl6x) or AM2Br7(1-x)Cl7x (such as CsCe2Br7(1-x)Cl7x), 0≦x≦1, wherein A consists essentially of Li, Na K, Rb, Cs or any combination thereof, and M consists essentially of Ce, Sc, Y, La,... Agent:
20110272587 - Increasing edge sensitivity in a radiation detector: An apparatus and method to increase the sensitivity at the edge of radiation detector blocks is disclosed herein. Reduced sensitivity can result from photons entering a first detector block, escaping, and scattering into an adjacent detector, thereby depositing energy into two detectors blocks. Energy lost into adjacent detector blocks can... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.
20110272588 - Compact and durable encasement for a digital radiography detector: A digital radiography detector includes a housing having first and second spaced planar members and four side walls defining a cavity. A radiographic image detector assembly is mounted within the cavity for converting a radiographic image to an electronic radiographic image. The detector assembly includes a detector array mounted on... Agent:
20110272589 - Hybrid anode for semiconductor radiation detectors: The present invention relates to a novel hybrid anode configuration for a radiation detector that effectively reduces the edge effect of surface defects on the internal electric field in compound semiconductor detectors by focusing the internal electric field of the detector and redirecting drifting carriers away from the side surfaces... Agent: Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
20110272590 - Remote detection of explosive substances: Apparatus and methods for effectively detecting and locating explosive substances within remote targets, including improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The detection apparatus includes a neutron beam generator, a pixilated gamma ray detector, data collection modules and sensors, and a detection processing module. The neutron beam generator includes a fast neutron source,... Agent: Boss Physical Sciences LLC
20110272591 - Protected readout electrode assembly: The readout electrode assembly of an avalanche particle detector can be effectively protected against sparks and discharges by means of a plurality of resistor pads formed in a dielectric cover layer above the readout pads. The resistor pads may either be connected directly to the readout pads, or may be... Agent: Cern - European Organization For Nuclear Research
20110272592 - Encapsulation of electrodes in solid media for use in conjunction with fluid high voltage isolation: An inductively-coupled plasma source for a focused charged particle beam system includes a conductive shield that provides improved electrical isolation and reduced capacitive RF coupling and a dielectric fluid that insulates and cools the plasma chamber. The conductive shield may be enclosed in a solid dielectric media. The dielectric fluid... Agent: Fei Company
20110272593 - Gas cluster ion beam system with cleaning apparatus: A processing system is provided for irradiating a substrate with a gas cluster ion beam (GCIB). The system includes a vacuum vessel that has an interior and is configured to support the substrate therein, and at least one nozzle for forming and emitting a gas cluster beam. The at least... Agent: Tel Epion Inc.
20110272594 - Gas cluster ion beam system with rapid gas switching apparatus: A processing system is provided for irradiating a substrate with a gas cluster ion beam (GCIB). The system includes a nozzle for forming and emitting gas cluster beams through a nozzle outlet, and a stagnation chamber that is located upstream of and adjacent the nozzle. The stagnation chamber has an... Agent: Tel Epion Inc.
20110272595 - Method and apparatus for producing a high level of disinfection in air and surfaces: This specification relates to an improved method, process and apparatus for disinfecting and sterilizing all types of surfaces and indoor air and room air contaminated with microorganisms. The improved apparatus consists of a multi-wavelength narrow spectral width UV source that is more effective than mercury based 254 nm germicidal lamps... Agent:
20110272596 - Fluorescence detector: A fluorescence detector in which a sample substrate is provided with a structure unit comprising a prism or a diffraction grating. After excitation light falling on the sample substrate is totally reflected at a biomolecule-immobilized face that is located in the opposite side of the structure unit, the structure unit... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20110272597 - Method for generating optical tomographic information, optical tomographic information generating apparatus, and storage medium: Measurement data of intensities of fluorescence obtained by directing excitation light onto a subject is acquired. An initial value of an absorption coefficient of the phosphor is set on the basis of a concentration distribution of the phosphor, an intensity distribution of the fluorescence on the basis of an absorption... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20110272599 - Device for irradiating media with uv light: A device for irradiating media with UV light has a housing which contains at least one tubular body composed of UV-permeable material and through which medium flows, and at least one UV light source disposed at a distance from the tubular body and approximately parallel thereto, and to which a... Agent:
20110272600 - Irradiation of at least two target volumes: assigning target points (72) to one of the target volumes (81, 92), detecting an overlap of a first deposition caused by approaching a target point (72) assigned to the first target volume (81, 92) with a second deposition caused by approaching a target point (72) assigned to the second target... Agent:
20110272601 - Rapid test for determining the effect irradiation has on the abrasion of a granulate: the granule is irradiated by arranging a plurality of granule particles in a sample container (2) and irradiating them with an irradiation lamp (3), the granule particles being periodically blended during the irradiation so that different surfaces of the granule particles are irradiated.... Agent: Evonik Degussa Gmbh
20110272598 - Surface tension mediated conversion of light to work: Disclosed are a method and apparatus for converting light energy to mechanical energy by modification of surface tension on a supporting fluid. The apparatus comprises an object which may be formed as a composite object comprising a support matrix and a highly light absorptive material. The support matrix may comprise... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California
20110272602 - Masked ion implant with fast-slow scan: An improved method of producing solar cells utilizes a mask which is fixed relative to an ion beam in an ion implanter. The ion beam is directed through a plurality of apertures in the mask toward a substrate. The substrate is moved at different speeds such that the substrate is... Agent: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
20110272603 - Canister for transporting and/or storing radioactive materials conferring enhanced heat transfer: A canister for transporting and/or storing radioactive materials, the canister comprising two concentric shells between which is housed a radiological protection device comprising at least a first and a second metal components adjacent along a circumferential direction. According to the invention, the first component is supported against the outer shell... Agent: Tn International
20110272604 - Shielded surgical garment: A shielded head cover in accordance with an embodiment of the present application includes at least one attenuation portion including a radiation attenuating material configured and operable to protect a user head from radiation. The attenuation portion includes a varying amount of radiation attenuating material at different locations to provide... Agent:
20110272605 - Shielded surgical garment: A shielded head cover in accordance with an embodiment of the present application includes at least one attenuation portion including a radiation attenuating material configured and operable to protect a user head from radiation. The attenuation portion may include a varying amount of radiation attenuating material at different locations to... Agent:
20110272606 - Zinc oxide diodes for optical interconnections: The present disclosure includes methods, devices, and systems for zinc oxide diodes for optical interconnections. One system includes a ZnO emitter confined within a circular geometry in an oxide layer on a silicon substrate. An optical waveguide is formed in the oxide layer and has an input coupled to the... Agent: Micron Technology, Inc.11/03/2011 > 57 patent applications in 37 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110266414 - Metallic structure and photodetector: In a metallic structure including a metallic nano-chain with plasmon resonance absorption, a metallic nanoparticle forming the metallic nano-chain is formed in a circular, triangle, or rhomboid shape. The wavelength selectivity can be increased also by forming a closed region by mutually linking all of metallic nanoparticles that are mutually... Agent: Rohm Co., Ltd.
20110266415 - Sensor device with tilting or orientation-correcting photo sensor for atmosphere creation: The present invention relates to a method and a device for controlling a physical property of light emitted from a light source. In particular, the invention can be applied to a lighting system for atmosphere creation. The measurements needed for feedback control are made at a portable user device comprising... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20110266417 - Digital double sampling method, a related cmos image sensor, and a digital camera comprising the cmos image sensor: A digital double sampling method, a related complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) image sensor, and a digital camera comprising the CMOS image sensor are disclosed. The method includes generating first digital data corresponding to an initial voltage level apparent in a pixel in response to a reset signal, inverting the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110266416 - Imaging apparatus, imaging method, and imaging program: An imaging operation is executed by partially shielding, from incident light coming from a subject, a photodetecting element (A(m, n)) including a photodetecting surface (P(m, n)) having a prescribed area and adapted to generate output values corresponding to light quantities received by the photodetecting surface, acquiring output values from the... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20110266418 - Charged particle multi-beamlet lithography system, modulation device , and method of manufacturing thereof: The invention relates to a modulation device for use in a charged particle multi-beamlet lithography system. The device includes a body comprising an interconnect structure provided with a plurality of modulators and interconnects at different levels within the interconnect structure for enabling connection of the modulators to one or more... Agent: Mapper LithographyIPB.v.
20110266420 - Reduction of delay between subsequent capture operations of a light-detection device: Disclosed are a system, a method and an apparatus of reduction of delay between subsequent capture operations of a light-detection device. In one embodiment, a light-detection circuit includes an avalanche photodiode implemented in a deep submicron CMOS technology. In addition, the light-detection circuit includes a passive quench control circuit to... Agent:
20110266419 - Methods and systems for controlling a reflectance of mirror in a vehicle: Methods and systems are provided for adjusting a reflectance of a mirror of a vehicle. A first sensor measures an ambient light condition outside the vehicle. A second sensor measures a glare from the mirror. A controller identifies a characteristic of the vehicle, and adjusts the reflectance of the mirror... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110266421 - Image sensor having metal reflectors with scaled widths: An image sensor in accordance with embodiments disclosed herein includes an array of imaging pixels, an insulator layer, and a plurality of metal reflectors. The array of imaging pixels are disposed within a semiconductor layer, where each imaging pixel in the array of imaging pixels includes a photosensitive element configured... Agent: Omnivision Technologies, Inc.
20110266422 - Optical device having partially butt-coupled light sensor: An optical device includes a light-transmitting medium positioned on a base. The light-transmitting medium defines a waveguide. The optical device also includes a light sensor. The light sensor includes a light-absorbing medium positioned on the base. A portion of the waveguide ends at a facet such that a first portion... Agent:
20110266423 - Detector surface: A detector surface which is based on optical signals and arranged as a flexible enveloping surface around the body in order to detect whether and where the illuminated indicator strikes the body. The detector surface composed of one or more planar optical fibers, wherein at least one layer of a... Agent: Isiqiri Interface Technologies Gmbh
20110266424 - Optical encoder: An optical encoder includes a scale; a light source; a plurality of light receiving element arrays (three light receiving element arrays) receiving via the scale light emitted from the light source; and a measurer. The first and the third light receiving element arrays are each divided into two areas. The... Agent: Mitutoyo Corporation
20110266425 - Device for capturing a laser beam: The invention relates to a device for capturing a laser beam, comprising a receiver unit having a housing with a front surface, along one side of which a measurement region capturing the laser beam that comprises a sensor associated therewith runs, and a mounting (24), which can be detachably connected... Agent: Stabila Messgerate Gustav Ullrich Gmbh
20110266427 - Imaging test piece for medium and large security x-ray scanners: The invention provides a test device for assessing the detection capability of an X-ray system with a medium and/or large tunnel size. The device comprises a support and at least one test module mounted on the support. The device may optionally also comprise a stand which holds the support at... Agent: Australian Nuclear Science And Technology Organisation
20110266426 - Methods for calibration of usable fragmentation energy in mass spectrometry: A method of calibrating ion collision energy used in a mass spectrometer, comprises: (a) obtaining fragment ion yield data for each of a plurality of precursor ion populations having respective mass-to-charge ratios at each of a plurality of settings of a fragmentation-energy-related variable; (b) locating, for each mass-to-charge ratio, reference... Agent:
20110266428 - Apparatuses and methods for generating electric fields: Apparatuses and methods relating to generating an electric field are disclosed. An electric field generator may include a semiconductive material configured in a physical shape substantially different from a shape of an electric field to be generated thereby. The electric field is generated when a voltage drop exists across the... Agent: Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC
20110266433 - Apparatus and methods for gas chromatography - mass spectrometry: The invention provides improved apparatus for, and methods of, ionizing analyte molecules in a flow of gas, typically at or around atmospheric pressure. The invention may be used to facilitate mass spectrometric analysis of analytes comprised in the effluent form a gas chromatograph. Ionization may be effected by atmospheric pressure... Agent: Waters Technologies Corporation
20110266430 - Gas inlet for a process mass spectrometer: An inlet for a process mass spectrometer, the inlet comprising, a capillary in fluid communication with a sample gas feed; a transfer line in fluid communication to the capillary; a first orifice configured to generate a change in pressure, the orifice comprising at least two measuring ports; a pressure sensor... Agent: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
20110266432 - Input port for mass spectrometers that is adapted for use with ion sources that operate at atmospheric pressure: A mass spectrometer and method for operating the same. The mass spectrometer includes a vacuum chamber and an input port that receives ions to be analyzed in the mass spectrometer. The chamber is adapted to operate at a pressure less than a first pressure, and includes a wall that separates... Agent:
20110266435 - Ion guide array: An ion guide array is disclosed comprising a first ion guide section (1) and a second ion guide section (2) and optionally further ion guide sections. Each ion guide section (1, 2) may comprise a plurality of electrodes having an aperture through which ions are transmitted in use. A transfer... Agent: Micromass Uk Limited
20110266434 - Stacked-electrode peptide-fragmentation device: A chemical processing apparatus includes a fragmentation device that includes a linear set of stacked electrodes and a voltage control module that forms DC potential wells of opposite polarity for mutual confinement of opposite polarity ions. A method of protein analysis includes confining positive peptide ions and negatively charged reagent... Agent: Waters Technologies Corporation
20110266429 - Surface enhanced raman spectroscopy detection with ion separation pre-filter: Detecting and identifying ions using surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) and an ion separation pre-filter, such as an ion spectrometer, are provided. The combination of an ion separator as a pre-filter for SERS provides a highly sensitive detector with very low false alarm rates. Target ions from an ionized sample... Agent:
20110266431 - Tandem tof mass spectrometer with high resolution precursor selection and multiplexed ms-ms and ms-ms operation: A tandem time-of-flight mass spectrometer includes a first TOF mass analyzer that generates an ion beam comprising a plurality of precursor ions and that selects a group of precursor ions from the plurality of precursor ions. A first pulsed ion accelerator accelerates the selected group of precursor ions. A first... Agent: Virgin Instruments Corporation
20110266436 - Apparatuses and methods for forming electromagnetic fields: An electromagnetic field generator includes a semiconductive material shaped to form a complex electromagnetic field including a magnetic field and an electric field. An instrument includes a passage configured such that charged particle may travel therein, and a semiconductive material configured to form a complex electromagnetic field that is configured... Agent: Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC
20110266438 - Mass spectrometer: A mass spectrometer capable of obtaining a clear microscopic observation image with high spatial resolution in real time, even during a mass analysis, without affecting the analysis is provided. An aperture 1a is formed in a stage 1 on which a sample plate 2 to be placed. The sample plate... Agent: Shimadzu Corporation
20110266437 - Method for chemical analysis and apparatus for chemical analysis: There are provided a method for chemical analysis and an apparatus for chemical analysis. The method for chemical analysis includes: dosing a targeted sample with ionizing gas; irradiating ion beams on the targeted sample; and analyzing the mass of fragment ions and molecular ions sputtered from the targeted sample by... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
20110266439 - Method of using a direct electron detector for a tem: A method of using a direct electron detector in a TEM, in which an image with a high intensity peak, such as a diffractogram or an EELS spectrum, is imaged on said detector. As known the high intensity peak may damage the detector. To avoid this damage, the centre of... Agent: Fei Company
20110266440 - Sem imaging method: A statistical Blind Source Separation (BSS) technique is employed to automatically process the data set (D) and spatially resolve it into a result set (R) of imaging pairs (Qk, Lk), in which an imaging quantity (Q) having value Qk is associated with a discrete depth level Lk referenced to the... Agent: Fei Company
20110266441 - Pixel-level optically transitioning filter elements for detector devices: Optically transitioning pixel-level filtering using a multi-level structure that includes an isolated optically transitioning filter element that is suspended over a corresponding radiation detector element in a one-to-one relationship to provide, for example, one or more features such as spectral detection and/or selective radiation immunity.... Agent:
20110266442 - Electronic whiteboard with mosaic structure: The invention discloses a mosaic structure of the electronic white board, including infra-red rectangular box and back board formed infrared matrix. The infra-red rectangular box is mainly composed of matching combination of infrared transmitter and infrared receiving unit connected and fixed to back board. The infrared transmitter includes several splicing... Agent: Vson Technology Co., Ltd
20110266446 - Light detection circuit for ambient light and proximity sensor: A circuit for implementing an ambient light sensing mode and a proximity sensing mode includes a light sensor, a light source, and a controller coupled to the light sensor and the light source. The controller is configured to process outputs from the light sensor before and after the light source... Agent: Eminent Electronic Technology Corp.
20110266445 - Optically transitioning thermal detector structures: A thermal absorption structure of a radiation thermal detector element may include an optically transitioning material configured such that optical conductivity of the thermal absorption structure is temperature sensitive and such that the detector element absorbs radiation less efficiently as its temperature increases, thus reducing its ultimate maximum temperature.... Agent:
20110266444 - Pixel structure for microbolometer detector: Microbolometer pixel structures including membrane material in a current path between at least two spaced electrodes, the membrane material having multiple openings defined in the current path that are configured such that substantially the entire volume of electrically conductive membrane material in at least a portion of the current path... Agent:
20110266443 - Pixel-level optical elements for uncooled infrared detector devices: Pixel-level monolithic optical element configurations for uncooled infrared detectors and focal plane arrays in which a monolithically integrated or fabricated optical element may be suspended over a microbolometer pixel membrane structure of an uncooled infrared detector element A monolithic optical element may be, for example, a polarizing or spectral filter... Agent:
20110266447 - On-board relocatable vehicle inspection system having ramp-platform device: Disclosed is a relocatable vehicle inspection system. The relocatable vehicle inspection system includes a radiation source for radiating radials; a detection array for receiving the radials from the radiation source, so that an image of the cargo on the vehicle to be inspected may be obtained; a moving device on... Agent:
20110266449 - Optical sensor and device therewith, and method for the production thereof: An optical sensor is provided with reduced sensitivity toward external light influences, fluorophores, and radiation, more particularly gamma radiation. The sensor is suitable for determining at least one parameter in a medium. The sensor has a matrix that contains a fluorescent dye. The matrix is supported by a transparent substrate... Agent: Sartorius Stedim Biotech Gmbh
20110266448 - Thin film doped zno neutron detectors: A neutron detector having a scintillator layor comprising a thin film of doped zinc oxide is disclosed. The use of doped zinc oxide in such applications provides appliances and detectors that are rugged, tolerant to shocks and temperature variations, non-hygoroscopic, and suitable for outdoor applications.... Agent:
20110266451 - Fast neutron spectroscopy using neutron-induced charged particle reactions: The invention provides a method of performing fast neutron detection or spectroscopy comprising selecting at least one isotope which exhibits fast neutron-induced charged particle reactions, selecting a host medium capable of performing radiation energy spectroscopy, combining the isotope and host medium into an interactive spectroscopic combination, exposing the combination structure... Agent:
20110266450 - Method to improve three-dimensional spatial resolution of gamma scintillation events in plate scintillators by means involving fiberoptic light guides: A first embodiment can comprise increasing three-dimensional spatial resolution of gamma scintillation events in scintillator plates wherein the increase is by inserting a fiberoptic plate light guide between one or more photodetectors and the scintillator and optically coupling the fiberoptic plate light guides to the photodetectors.... Agent: West Virginia University
20110266452 - Method for determining the spectral and spatial distribution of braking photons, and related device: A method for determining the spectral and spatial distribution of a braking photon flow along at least one direction in space (x, y, z), characterised in that the method comprises measuring the neutrons resulting from the impact of the braking photons (ph) on at least one conversion target which is... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives
20110266453 - Reconstructing a tomographic image with reduced artifacts: A method of reconstructing a tomographic image of a region of investigation with reduced artifacts, said method comprises the steps of (a) reconstructing a first partial image and a second partial image of the region of investigation from first and second projection profiles each of which including projection data collected... Agent:
20110266454 - Method for detecting contamination on a moving object: m
20110266456 - Magnetic scanning system with improved efficiency: Some aspects of the present invention facilitate ion implantation by using a magnetic beam scanner that includes first and second magnetic elements having a beam path region therebetween. One or more magnetic flux compression elements are disposed proximate to the beam path region and between the first and second magnetic... Agent: Axcelis Technologies, Inc.
20110266455 - 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 cavity system to induce betatron oscillation of a charged particle stream. Sufficient amplitude modulation of the charged particle stream causes the charged... Agent:
20110266458 - Fluorescence life measuring apparatus, fluorescence life measuring method and program: The apparatus moves a stage on which a fluorescent material to be measured is placed, irradiates with excitation light the fluorescent material placed on the stage moved at a constant speed, images afterglow of emitted fluorescence caused by the excitation light, and uses an imaged image to detect the elapsed... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110266457 - System for night vision of selected objects: System for providing an enhanced night vision of an object such as the refuelling device (21, 41) used in an aerial refueling operation between a tanker aircraft (11) and a receptor aircraft (13) so that it becomes capable to be observed at night from an observation place such as the... Agent: Eads Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.a.
20110266462 - Fluorescence detecting device and fluorescence detecting method: When a fluorescence relaxation time of a fluorochrome is determined using a measurement object obtained by attaching the fluorochrome to an analyte, a first laser beam is intensity-modulated by a modulation signal with a frequency of f1 and a second laser beam is intensity-modulated by a modulation signal with a... Agent: Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd
20110266460 - Method and a device for detecting the fluorescence of a biochip: An imaging method and a device for detecting the fluorescence of a biochip by illuminating chromophores associated with probes (14) of a substrate (12) placed on a sensor (10) having photodetectors, e.g. of the CCD or CMOS type, a stop filter that rejects the excitation light of the chromophores being... Agent:
20110266461 - Method and a device for measuring fluorescence lifetime: According to the invention, a correction signal (16a), periodically modulated in a second frequency, is supplied to a measuring circuit (19), and a phase drift between the emitted correction signal (16a) and the correction signal (16a) processed by the measuring circuit is measured, the phase drift being caused by the... Agent: Deutsches Zentrum Fur-luft-und Raumfahrt E.v.
20110266459 - Multi-functioning material compositions, structures incorporating the same and methods for detecting ageing in luminescent material compositions: A multi-functional material composition comprising a zirconia host and containing a luminescent lanthanide oxide additive, in particular dysprosia (Dy2O3), wherein the lanthanide oxide additive is effective both in stabilizing the zirconia and providing for luminescent temperature sensing, and a method of determining a remaining useful life-time for the luminescent material... Agent:
20110266463 - Partitioned cavity: Apparatuses and methods may include a source of electromagnetic energy configured to deliver electromagnetic energy to an energy application zone and to apply electromagnetic energy to an object. The energy application zone may be divided into subzones by at least one partition comprising an electromagnetic field disruptive material. The source... Agent:
20110266464 - Signal processing apparatus, signal processing method, signal processing program, computer-readable recording medium storing signal processing program, and radiotherapy apparatus: A certain component of an input time series signal (hereinafter referred to as input) is assumed as a cycle time-variable time series signal and a prediction model for predicting a value of the input after the predetermined time is produced, and the value of the input after the predetermined time... Agent: Tohoku University
20110266466 - Method for modifying a material layer using gas cluster ion beam processing: A method of modifying a material layer on a substrate is described. The method comprises forming the material layer on the substrate. Thereafter, the method comprises establishing a gas cluster ion beam (GCIB) having an energy per atom ratio ranging from about 0.25 eV per atom to about 100 eV... Agent: Tel Epion Inc.
20110266465 - Ion beam device: Provided is an ion beam device provided with a gas electric field ionization ion source which can prevent an emitter tip from vibrating in a non-contact manner. The gas electric field ionization ion source is comprised of an emitter tip (21) for generating ions; an emitter base mount (64) for... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20110266467 - Extreme ultraviolet light source apparatus: An extreme ultraviolet light source apparatus has a magnetic field generator which generates a magnetic field region around a direction of the magnetic field passing through a plasma region in which a plasma is to be generated and converges charged particles including ion emitted from the plasma region toward the... Agent: Gigaphoton Inc.
20110266468 - Extreme ultraviolet light source apparatus: An extreme ultraviolet light source apparatus comprises a target supply unit supplying a target into a vacuum chamber, a laser oscillator outputting a laser light into the vacuum chamber, a collector mirror outputting an extreme ultraviolet light outside by reflecting the extreme ultraviolet light emitted from the target being ionized... Agent: Ebara Corporation
20110266469 - Method and apparatus for aligning a laser diode on a slider: A structure includes a channel waveguide and a pocket adjacent to an input facet of the channel waveguide. A laser having an output facet is positioned in the pocket. The structure includes a stop on either the laser or a wall of the pocket. The stop is positioned at an... Agent: Seagate Technology LLC
20110266470 - Apparatus, method and system for generating optical radiation from biological gain media: In one exemplary embodiment, an apparatus can be provided which includes at least one biological medium that causes gain. According to another exemplary embodiment, an arrangement can be provided which is configured to be provided in an anatomical structure. This exemplary arrangement can include at least one emitter having a... Agent: The General Hospital CorporationPrevious industry: Static molds
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