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Radiant energy August inventions list 08/12Below 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. 08/30/2012 > 49 patent applications in 32 patent subcategories. inventions list
20120217375 - Fiber lasers for producing amplified laser pulses with reduced non-linearity: The present application discloses techniques and devices comprising fiber-based chirped fiber Bragg grating for compressing amplified laser pulses.... Agent:
20120217376 - Imaging signal processing methods and apparatus: Methods and apparatus are provided for performing multiple correlated double sampling (CDS) operations on an imaging pixel, and in some cases on an array of imaging pixels, during a single integration cycle of the pixel(s). The multiple CDS operations may produce multiple CDS values, which may be processed in combination... Agent: Infrared Newco, Inc.
20120217377 - Optimized light guide array for an image sensor: An image sensor has a plurality of pixels in a pixel array. Each pixel includes a photoelectric conversion unit below an insulating layer and a light guide to transmit light to the photoelectric conversion unit. Across five or more pixels arrayed in a direction, the light guides have a spacing... Agent:
20120217380 - Solid-state image sensing device, method for reading signal of solid-state image sensing device, and image pickup apparatus: An image sensor including a pixel array having vertical signal lines, each interconnected to one of columns of the pixel array, and a column processor including a unit readout circuit provided for each of sets of a predetermined number of columns. The unit readout circuit includes input switches, each connected... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120217378 - Solid-state imaging apparatus: A solid-state imaging apparatus includes a plurality of pixels for converting analog image signals from the pixels into digital signals including a higher digit bit and a lower digit bit in time series. The A/D converter includes a first holding unit for holding the higher digit bit of the digital... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120217379 - Solid-state imaging apparatus and imaging system: A solid-state imaging apparatus includes a reference signal generating circuit for supplying, commonly to the plurality of A/D conversion circuits, at least two reference signals of which signal levels change toward different directions of electric potential, and the A/D conversion circuit includes an amplifier; an input capacitor having one terminal... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120217374 - Solid-state imaging device, electronic equipment, semiconductor device and manufacturing method of solid-state imaging device: Disclosed herein is a solid-state imaging device including: a sensor element having a plurality of pixels each having a photoelectric conversion section; and a logic element attached to the sensor element in such a manner as to be stacked on the sensor element face-to-face and provided with a pad electrode.... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120217381 - Variable gain amplifier compensating frequency response thereof: A variable gain amplifier canceling the dependence of the frequency bandwidth thereof on the gain is disclosed. The variable gain amplifier includes a differential stage with a cascade transistor put between an amplifying transistor and a load resistor. The amplifier further includes a current supplier and a current extractor. The... Agent: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
20120217382 - Apparatus and method for producing a component and aircraft structure component: An apparatus for producing a component includes a material storage tank for receiving a liquid material (M), a moulding tool in which a filling region to be filled with material (M) from the material storage tank is formed, and a material supply line which connects the material storage tank to... Agent: Airbus Operations Gmbh
20120217383 - Optical encoder: An optical encoder includes a light source, a scale which is irradiated by the light source and has a fine pitch pattern and a coarse pitch pattern in one track, a photo detector array which detects transmitting light or reflected light from the scale which are emitted from the light... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120217384 - Optical encoder: An optical encoder includes a light source, a scale which is irradiated by the light source and has a fine pitch pattern and a coarse pitch pattern in a measuring direction in one track, a high resolution detection sensor array which receives light from the scale and detects the fine... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120217385 - Device for use in normalizing readings on a testing machine: An example optic module verification device for use in periodic normalization of a testing machine used to test samples in wells is disclosed. The example testing machine includes a plurality of photon counters that each count photons emitted from different wells. The example verification device includes a plurality of verification... Agent:
20120217386 - Organic-scintillator compton gamma ray telescope: Apparatus and methods for imaging sources of gamma rays with a large area, comparatively low-cost Compton telescope (20). The Compton telescope (20) uses multiple layers (24) of low-cost organic solid plastic or liquid scintillator, arranged in large arrays of identical scintillator pixels (28). Photodiodes, avalanche photodiodes (30), or solid-state photomultipliers... Agent: Boss Physical Sciences LLC
20120217387 - Ion slicer with accelleration and decelleration optics: Described herein is an ion slicer that: a) accelerates an ion beam towards a first electrode comprising an ion entrance slit, where the first electrode blocks a portion of ions with high displacement from the axis of the ion beam, thereby slicing the ion beam; and then b) decelerates the... Agent:
20120217388 - Bladed ion slicer: Provided herein is a bladed ion slicer for blocking ions in an ion beam that have significant distance from the beam axis. In certain embodiments, the bladed ion slicer comprises a body; a first elongated blade; and a second elongated blade; wherein the ion slicer comprises a slit that extends... Agent:
20120217389 - Electrospray ionization for chemical analysis of organic molecules for mass spectrometry: An electrospray ionization laboratory on a chip for in situ detection of organic molecules includes a substrate, an input for accepting organic molecule samples, an enrichment column for concentrating organic molecule samples and delivering a concentrated sample to a micro fluidic channel, an analytical column connected in serial to the... Agent:
20120217390 - Device and method for electron beam energy verification: The present invention is directed to a device and system for verifying the electron beam kinetic energy spectrum and determining changes in kinetic electron beam energy spectrum that comprises a radiation-absorbing mass defined by a top surface, a bottom surface, and side walls, said mass having at least four separate... Agent:
20120217391 - Charged particle microscope: The charged particle beam microscope is configured of: a gas field ionization ion source (1); a focusing lens (5) which accelerates and focuses ions that have been discharged from the ion source; a movable first aperture (6) which limits the ion beam that has passed through the focusing lens; a... Agent:
20120217392 - Pattern-height measuring apparatus and pattern-height measuring method: An electron beam is irradiated on an observation region of a sample surface. An image (SEM image) is acquired based on a detection signal of secondary electrons from a detector disposed obliquely above the observation region. A length of a shadow of a pattern appearing in the image is detected.... Agent:
20120217393 - Electron microscope: A scanning electron microscope suppresses a beam drift by reducing charging on a sample surface while suppressing resolution degradation upon observation of an insulator sample. An electron microscope includes an electron source and an objective lens that focuses an electron beam emitted from the electron source, which provides an image... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20120217394 - Object authentication method and use therof: An identification and verification system and a process for said identification and verification of documents is disclosed, which is based on the use of nanoparticles embedded or adsorbed in the document support, utilising the different optical reflectance characteristics thereof in order to obtain, by combining several nanoparticles with specific characteristics,... Agent:
20120217395 - Radiation imaging apparatus: A radiological image imaging apparatus includes: a radiation detection unit configured to detect radiation; a housing configured to contain the radiation detection unit; and a photo timer fixing member configured to fix a photo timer light receiving unit for measuring the radiation dose to the housing; wherein the photo timer... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120217398 - Electronic device and infrared receiving device thereof: An exemplary infrared receiving device is adapted for mounting on a printed circuit board. The infrared receiving device includes an infrared receiver and a supporting seat configured to be mounted on the printed circuit board. The infrared receiver is attached to the supporting seat with the supporting seat supporting and... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
20120217396 - Flexible and convenient ir emitter device: Added functionality and convenience is provided for integrator of automation systems due to the design of an IR emitter component that can be easily positioned in front of IR receivers, while also being IR transparent. The IR emitter component includes a holder designed for easy attachment to many different surfaces.... Agent: Remote Technologies, Inc.
20120217397 - Low profile light collimator micro baffle and method: A light sensor including a substrate and one or more low profile baffle plates, the baffle plates including collimator holes to allow intended light to strike the light detector of the substrate while preventing extraneous light from striking the detector. The baffle plates are disposed above the substrate, on a... Agent:
20120217399 - Ultra broad spectral band detection: An embodiment of a sensing apparatus can comprise a sensor and a controller. The sensor can be configured to detect broadband electromagnetic (EM) radiation and generate electrical signals in response to the detected broadband EM radiation. The controller is coupled to the sensor and configured to receive the electrical signals... Agent:
20120217400 - Pyroelectric detector, pyroelectric detection device, and electronic instrument: A pyroelectric detector includes a substrate, a support member, a spacer member, and a pyroelectric detecting element. The spacer member supports the support member over the substrate with a cavity part being formed therebetween. The pyroelectric detecting element includes a first electrode mounted on the support member, a second electrode,... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20120217401 - Pyroelectric detector, pyroelectric detection device, and electronic instrument: A pyroelectric detector includes a substrate, a support member, a spacer member, and a pyroelectric detecting element. The spacer member supports the support member over the substrate with a cavity part being formed therebetween. The pyroelectric detecting element includes a first electrode mounted on the support member, a second electrode,... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20120217402 - Tactical chemical biological threat detection: This relates to a chemical biological threat detection system for enhancing the, discrimination in chemical biological threat detection in atmospheric air, low level chemical biological threat detection in air, as well as tactical determination of threat chemical biological agents' concentrations in a specific atmospheric range, at various time intervals. This... Agent:
20120217403 - A method and device for identifying a material: A material may be identified using THz radiation that simultaneously or sequentially includes at least one first frequency portion and a second frequency portion different therefrom. An object formed from the material to be identified is irradiated with the THz radiation and the THz radiation exiting the object is detected... Agent: Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Fö Rderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.
20120217406 - Gas-filled neutron detectors having improved detection efficiency: Surfaces or surface portions incorporated into gas-filled neutron detectors are coated with and/or composed of at least partially, neutron reactive material. The surfaces may be flat or curved fins or plates, foils, porous or filamentary material, or semi-solid material or aerogel. The incorporation of the extended surfaces coated with or... Agent:
20120217404 - Radiological image detection apparatus and method of manufacturing the same: A method of manufacturing a radiological image detection apparatus having: a scintillator that emits fluorescence upon exposure to radiation; and a photodetecting unit disposed on a radiation entrance side of the scintillator, the method includes: a photodetecting unit production process for layering on a substrate a protective member that exhibits... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20120217405 - Radiological image detection apparatus and method of manufacturing the same: A radiological image detection apparatus includes: a phosphor which contains fluorescent material emitting fluorescence in response to radiation exposure; a sensor portion of thin-film type that is provided adjacent to a radiation entering side of the phosphor and supported by the phosphor and that detects fluorescence emitted by the phosphor;... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20120217408 - 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:
20120217407 - Radiological image detection apparatus and method of manufacturing the same: A method of manufacturing a radiological image detection apparatus includes: bonding a phosphor to a sensor panel constructed such that a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements are arranged on a substrate; connecting a wiring member to a connection portion that is provided on a front face of the sensor panel... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20120217410 - Radiographic image capturing system and radiographic image capturing device: A radiation image capturing system includes: a detecting section provided with a plurality of radiation detection elements arranged two-dimensionally in small regions each partitioned by a plurality of scanning lines and a plurality of signal lines, wherein, prior to radiation image capturing operation, processing of reading out leak data from... Agent: Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic, Inc.
20120217413 - Image pickup apparatus, image pickup system, method for controlling image pickup apparatus, method for controlling image pickup system, and programs: An image pickup apparatus includes a detector having pixels divided into first and second pixel groups, a signal processor including a reading circuit unit including first and second reading circuits, an A/D conversion unit including first and second A/D converters, a digital data processing circuit, and a controller. The controller... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120217412 - Imaging apparatus, imaging control apparatus, imaging system, and method for controlling imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus configured to output an imaging enabling signal in response to an imaging instruction includes an imaging unit, a control unit configured to cause the imaging unit to repeatedly perform initialization driving for reading an accumulated electrical signal, and a determination unit configured to determine whether to start... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120217411 - Radiation imaging apparatus, stand for radiation imaging apparatus and radiation imaging system: A radiation imaging system includes a first radiation imaging apparatus having an imaging plane of a first size and a cooperation unit which cooperates with an external apparatus and is arranged at a common distance from a center portion of one side of the imaging plane and a second radiation... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120217414 - Apparatus for and method of withdrawing ions in euv light production apparatus: An ion withdrawal apparatus that withdraws ions emitted from a plasma in an EUV light production apparatus in which a target at an EUV light production point is irradiated with laser light to be made in a plasma state and the target emits EUV light, the ion withdrawal apparatus which... Agent: Komatsu Ltd.
20120217415 - Clean-as-a-whistle cleaning system: product specification: The Clean as a Whistle Cleaning System is a product that will sanitize and deodorize whistles without the use of a liquid. The product accomplishes this goal by the use of a unique ultraviolet bulb. The bulb will be powered by AA batteries which will work in conjunction with the... Agent:
20120217416 - Banknote validator: The present invention relates to the technical field of devices for reading/authenticating banknotes. The invention also concerns handheld devices, particularly those which may be used by visually impaired persons, to identify different banknote denominations. The present invention is aimed at providing a banknote validator that avoids the drawbacks of the... Agent: Sicpa Holding Sa
20120217417 - Method and apparatus for disinfection verification: A method and apparatus is disclosed for verifying whether a surface has been cleaned or disinfected. In one embodiment, the method comprises marking one or more inanimate surfaces with an invisible solution, such as an ink, prior to cleaning or disinfection of the surface, and after cleaning or disinfection of... Agent: Bos Innovations Ltd. D/b/a/ Ultraviolet Distributing
20120217418 - Wavelength conversion of excimer-generated uv light: An optical apparatus for treating tissue including an ultraviolet excimer laser configured to output ultraviolet light, an optical line configured to receive said ultraviolet light into a first end and to output said ultraviolet light from a second end, a wavelength converting device configured to receive said ultraviolet light output... Agent: Photomedex
20120217419 - Core-shell nanophosphors for radiation storage and methods: This invention relates to a method for producing a core-shell nanophosphor for use in radiation storage comprising: a) preparing a nanoscale metal halide core; b) coating the nanoscale metal halide core with at least one shell which is activated by a rare earth metal; and c) forming a core-shell nanophosphor.... Agent: Dosimetry & Imaging Pty Ltd.
20120217420 - Uv disinfection system for waste water and drinking water including a cleaning device: A UV disinfection system for waste water and drinking water, includes a number of UV radiators arranged in cladding tubes, the cladding tubes being configured essentially symmetrically to a longitudinal axis, as well as a cleaning device for the cladding tubes. The cleaning device includes at least one cleaning ring... Agent: XylemIPHoldings LLC
20120217421 - Method and system for forming patterns using charged particle beam lithography with overlapping shots: A method and system for fracturing or mask data preparation or optical proximity correction or proximity effect correction or mask process correction is disclosed in which a set of shaped beam shots is determined that is capable of forming a pattern on a surface, where a plurality of shots in... Agent: D2s, Inc.
20120217422 - Extreme ultraviolet light generation apparatus: An apparatus, configured to generate extreme ultraviolet light by irradiating a target material by a laser beam from a laser apparatus to turn the target material into plasma, includes a chamber with an inlet for introducing the laser beam into the chamber, the chamber including an electrically conductive structural member;... Agent: Gigaphoton Inc.
20120211638 - Vision measuring device and auto-focusing control method: A vision measuring device includes: a camera which images a workpiece and transfers image information of the workpiece; a position control unit which controls an in-focus position of the camera and outputs the in-focus position as position information representing a position in a Z-axis direction; and a vision measuring machine... Agent: Mitutoyo Corporation
20120211639 - Optical sensor and electronic equipment: The optical sensor includes a photodiode PD1 with its anode grounded, a diode group DG1 having one end connected to a cathode of the photodiode PD1, a current source I1 having one end connected to the other end of the diode group DG1, a power supply section for applying a... Agent:
20120211641 - Contiguous microlens array: The present disclosure provides a contiguous microlens array, which consists of a plurality of touching microlenses, wherein the adjacent microlenses are connected to each other to form a contiguous microlens array and curvatures of every angle cross section of each microlens are the same. The shape of the curved surface... Agent: United Microelectronics Corp.
20120211640 - Imaging apparatus and imaging system: An intermediate member is disposed between a peripheral region and a third region, having been fixed to an imaging plate and a retaining plate. The intermediate member does not extend to between at least a part of a middle region and a forth region, such that a void is provided.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120211643 - Imaging system and imaging device: An imaging system includes an A/D converter including a holding unit holding a pixel signal as a voltage level, a comparator comparing the voltage level held with a reference level, a circuit capable of changing the voltage level so as to approach the reference level at first and second rates,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120211642 - Solid-state imaging device: Provided is a solid-state imaging device comprising a plurality of pixel circuits GC having photoelectric conversion characteristics including linear characteristics and logarithmic characteristics on either side of an inflection point. The pixel circuits GC each include a photoelectric conversion element PD which accumulates a signal charge by exposing a subject,... Agent: Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.
20120211644 - Light-field pixel: A light-field pixel for detecting a wavefront, the light-field pixel comprises an aperture layer, a light detector layer, and a processor. The aperture layer has a non-conventional aperture and a non-conventional aperture. The non-conventional aperture has a higher gradient of transmission at normal incidence than the conventional aperture. The light... Agent: California Institute Of Technology
20120211646 - Device and method for measuring light energy received by at least one photosite: A method is for measuring light energy received by a pixel including a transfer transistor, and a photodiode including a charge storage region. The method may include encapsulating the gate of the transfer transistor of the pixel in a semiconductor layer, at least one part of which includes a hydrogenated... Agent: Stmicroelectronics (crolles 2) Sas
20120211645 - Conveyor sterilization: A sterilizing system for sterilizing a continuous loop conveyor belt of a conveyor system is provided. The conveyor system includes a drive operatively connected to the conveyor belt and operative to move the belt between upper and lower flight paths. The upper flight path includes an exposed surface for receiving... Agent: Jlt & Associates, Inc.
20120211647 - Light concentrator structures and methods: An arrangement utilizes diffractive, reflective and/or refractive optical elements combined to intensify and homogenize electromagnetic energy, such as natural sunlight in the terrestrial environment, for purposes such as irradiating a target area with concentrated homogenized energy. A heat activated safety mechanism is also described.... Agent: Sunrgi, LLC
20120211648 - On-board non-uniformity correction calibration methods for microbolometer focal plane arrays: On-board non-uniformity correction calibration methods for a microbolometer focal plane array in a thermal camera are disclosed. The methods include performing first calculations in the processor unit of the thermal camera to generate and apply a set of coarse correction bias voltages to the detector elements. The method also includes... Agent: Vectronix, Inc.
20120211649 - Scanning tool: The present invention relates to a scanning tool (1) for scanning an object downhole. The tool has a longitudinal axis and comprises an emitting device (2) for emitting radiation, a lens (3) for transmitting the radiation in a predetermined pattern (4) of radiation, and a receiving device (5). In a... Agent: Welltec A/s
20120211650 - Downhole optical radiometry tool: Various methods and tools optically analyze downhole fluid properties in situ. Some disclosed downhole optical radiometry tools include a tool body having a sample cell for fluid flow. A light beam passes through the sample cell and a spectral operation unit (SOU) such as a prism, filter, interferometer, or multivariate... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services ,inc.
20120211651 - Mass spectrometer and method for direct measurement of isotope ratios: An isotope ratio mass spectrometer is described that obtains direct ratios of atomic isotopes in a monoenergetic beam of negative ions by passing them through a collision cell at specific kinetic energies for which the relative production of positive ions from the negative ions is calculable from the isotopic masses.... Agent:
20120211652 - Charged particle beam device, position specification method used for charged particle beam device, and program: Observation using an FIB image is enabled without causing any damage to a designated region. To this end, an ion beam scanning-prohibited region is set in a sample by using an image acquired by a charged particle beam other than an ion beam, or an image prepared as external data... Agent:
20120211653 - Pattern measuring method and pattern measuring device: A pattern measuring method and device are provided which set a reference position for a measuring point to be measured by a scanning electron microscope and the like, based on position information of a reference pattern on an image acquired from the scanning electron microscope and based on a positional... Agent:
20120211654 - Scanning electron microscope: There is provided a scanning electron microscope capable of achieving a size reduction of the device while at the same time suppressing the increase in column temperature as well as maintaining performance, e.g., resolution, etc. With respect to a scanning electron microscope for observing a sample by irradiating the sample... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20120211655 - Optical arrangement of infrared camera: Provided is an optical arrangement of the infrared camera comprising a lens unit in which a lens is supported by a frame body, an infrared detector module in which an infrared detector for detecting amount of an infrared ray transmitted through the lens as a heat and converting the infrared... Agent: Tamron Co., Ltd.
20120211657 - Device and method for detecting infrared radiation through a resistive bolometer matrix: An infrared radiation detection device comprising: a substrate; a matrix of at least one line of elements for detecting said radiation, each comprising a resistive imaging bolometer, said matrix being formed above the substrate; means for reading the bolometers of the matrix, means for measuring the temperature in at least... Agent: Ulis
20120211656 - Mobile device with proximity sensor: A mobile device including a source for emitting electromagnetic radiation, an enclosure having a side wall, and a detector for detecting electromagnetic radiation emitted by the source is described. At least a portion of the sidewall is adapted to transmit electromagnetic radiation from the source. The source and detector are... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20120211658 - Compact infrared light detector and method for producing the same, and an infrared light detector system comprising the infrared light detector: The invention relates to an infrared light detector having a sensor chip (4), which comprises a thin-film element (5) made from a pyroelectrically sensitive material, having an electrical insulator (27), at least one electronic component (17, 18) having a thin-film design, which forms part of a readout electronics unit, and... Agent: Pyreos Ltd.
20120211659 - Terahertz wave characteristic measurement method, material detection method, measurement instrument, terahertz wave characteristic measurement device and material detection device: A terahertz wave characteristic measurement method comprises irradiating terahertz waves at a region in which a thickness of a solution is in the range from 10 μm to 100 μm such that a propagation direction of the terahertz waves is in a thickness direction of the solution, the solution containing... Agent: Arkray, Inc.
20120211660 - Sensor devices and related methods: Embodiments of sensor systems and related methods of operating and manufacturing the same are described herein. The sensor systems can be used to detect atomic or subatomic particles or radiation. Other embodiments and related methods are also disclosed herein.... Agent: Arizona Board Of Regents, A Body Corporate Of The State Of Arizona, Acting For And On Behalf Of
20120211661 - Method for producing scintillator panel, scintillator panel and flat panel detector: Provided is a method for producing a scintillator panel containing a first support having thereon a phosphor layer, and a protective layer on the phosphor layer, the method comprising the steps of (1) dividing a first scintillator panel comprising the first support having thereon the phosphor layer into a plurality... Agent: Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic, Inc.
20120211662 - Radiographic image capturing apparatus: A radiographic image capturing apparatus includes a radiation conversion panel for converting radiation into radiographic images, an A/D converter for performing an A/D conversion process on image signals depending on the radiographic image output from the radiation conversion panel, and a number-of-sampling determiner for determining a number of times of... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20120211663 - X-ray detectors including diffusion barrier films: An X-ray detector includes a photoconductor, a first diffusion barrier film on a first surface of the photoconductor, at least one pixel electrode on the first diffusion barrier film, a signal transmitting unit to process an electrical signal output from the at least one pixel electrode, and a common electrode... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120211664 - Radiation failure inspecting method and radiation failure inspecting apparatus: A radiation failure inspecting method includes acquiring read data when a scanner reads a radiation surface of a radiation unit in a state where a reading surface of the scanner faces the radiation surface of the radiation unit and the radiation unit emits light; acquiring a value corresponding to a... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20120211666 - Radiation image capturing system: In a radiation image capturing system, prior to radiation image capturing operation, the radiation image capturing apparatus repeats on an alternate basis, a step of reading leak data and a step of resetting each of the radiation detection elements, wherein the step of reading leak data is performed by turning... Agent: Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic, Inc.
20120211665 - System and method for identifying non-cooperative pulsed radiation sources in a field-of-view of an imaging sensor: A system and method for identifying a pulsed radiation source may include an imaging sensor having a frame rate that is less than a pulse repetition frequency (PRF) of the pulsed radiation source. A processing unit may be in communication with the imaging sensor, and be configured to (i) process... Agent: Drs Rsta, Inc.
20120211668 - Beam current controller for laser ion source: The present invention relates to the design and use of an ion source with a rapid beam current controller for experimental and medicinal purposes. More particularly, the present invention relates to the design and use of a laser ion source with a magnetic field applied to confine a plasma flux... Agent: Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
20120211667 - Particle beam therapy system: The objective is to eliminate the effect of the hysteresis of a scanning electromagnet and resume high-accuracy beam irradiation from an irradiation position where it has been interrupted, even in the case where emergency-stop processing is performed during therapy. There are provided an irradiation management apparatus that controls a scanning... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20120211669 - Scintillator panel and production method thereof, flat panel detector and production method thereof: Disclosed is a scintillator panel provided with on a support a phosphor layer comprising columnar crystals and a protective layer sequentially in this order, wherein degraded areas on lateral surfaces of columnar crystals at an end of the phosphor layer and produced by a cutting treatment account for not less... Agent: Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic, Inc.
20120211671 - Device and method for spatial reconstructing of absorbers mapping: The invention concerns a method for locating at least one absorber in a diffusing medium, using at least one excitation radiation and at least one detector (Φfluo), including: a) for at least one pair (radiation source-detector), at least one excitation by the radiation source, and at least one detection of... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives
20120211670 - Systems and methods of detecting force and stress using tetrapod nanocrystal: Systems and methods of detecting force on the nanoscale are provided. The described invention includes methods for detecting force using a tetrapod nanocrystal by exposing the tetrapod nanocrystal to light, which produces a luminescent response by the tetrapod nanocrystal. The method continues with detecting a difference in the luminescent response... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California
20120211672 - Novel filters for use in dosimetry: Described is an optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) sensor comprising one or more cylindrical cup-shaped filters.... Agent: Landauer, Inc.
20120211673 - Laser erasing apparatus and laser erasing method: A laser erasing apparatus includes a conveyance unit to move a reversible thermal recording medium having display information thereon at a predetermined moving speed, the reversible thermal recording medium reversibly changing a color tone thereof depending on a temperature; and a laser erasing unit configured to erase the display information... Agent:
20120211676 - Charged particle beam writing apparatus and charged particle beam writing method: A charged particle beam writing apparatus includes an unit to measure height positions of a substrate, an unit to input a position dependent height distribution obtained by converting each position error of a pattern generated depending on each corresponding writing position of the substrate into a value in a height... Agent: Nuflare Technology, Inc.
20120211677 - Multiple beam charged particle optical system: The invention relates to a multiple beam charged particle optical system, comprising an electrostatic lens structure with at least one electrode, provided with apertures, wherein the effective size of a lens field effected by said electrode at a said aperture is made ultimately small. The system may comprise a diverging... Agent:
20120211674 - Charged particle beam writing apparatus and charged particle beam writing method: A charged particle beam writing apparatus includes a storage unit to store each pattern data of plural figure patterns arranged in each of plural small regions made by virtually dividing a writing region of a target workpiece to be written on which resist being coated. The charged particle beam writing... Agent: Nuflare Technology, Inc.
20120211675 - Mask making decision for manufacturing (dfm) on mask quality control: The present disclosure provide a method for making a mask. The method includes assigning a plurality of pattern features to different data types; writing the plurality of pattern features on a mask; inspecting the plurality of pattern features with different inspection sensitivities according to assigned data types; and repairing the... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
20120211678 - Method and apparatus for countermeasuring an infrared seeking missile utilizing a multispectral emissive film: An electronic countermeasures product includes flexible packaging of diodes that operate in the infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum to replace flares, lamps and directed lasers with an inexpensive easily deployed countermeasure systems.... Agent: Bae Systems Information And Electronic Systems Integration, Inc.
20120211679 - Cytometry system with solid numerical-aperture-increasing lens: A flow cytometry system includes a flow element through which a cell is transported in a flowing fluid. The flow element includes a bore bounded by a wall. A light source is configured to illuminate the cell. An optical system receives light emanating from the cell and directs at least... Agent: Bio-rad Laboratories, Inc.08/16/2012 > 43 patent applications in 31 patent subcategories. inventions list
20120205518 - Sensing of photons: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus is provided, including a photodetecting structure with one or more photon sensing layers of graphene; and an integrated graphene field effect transistor configured to function as a pre-amplifier for the photodetecting structure, where the graphene field effect transistor... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20120205519 - Method for generating images with an expanded dynamic range and optical device for carrying out such a method, in particular a laser scanner microscope: Method and apparatus for generating an at least two-dimensional image of at least part of a sample. The method involves scanning the sample. Acquiring at least one light signal by an optoelectronic detector for different areas of the sample. Converting the light signal into an electrical signal. Distributing the electrical... Agent: Carl Zeiss Microlmaging Gmbh
20120205520 - Image sensor and sensing method thereof: An image sensor including a pixel array is provided. The pixel array includes R×S sub-pixel arrays. The sub-pixel array includes P×Q pixels. Each pixel includes a photodiode, a first transistor, a second transistor, a third transistor, a fourth transistor, and a fifth transistor. The gate of the second transistor is... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute
20120205521 - Dual-polarization qpsk demodulator: In an embodiment, a DP-QPSK demodulator includes first, second and third polarization beam splitters (“PBSs”) and first, second and third half waveplates (“HWPs”). The first HWP is positioned to receive an output of the first PBS. The second PBS is positioned to receive an output of the first HWP. The... Agent: Finisar Corporation
20120205523 - Avalanche impact ionization amplification devices: A semiconductor photodetector may provide charge carrier avalanche multiplication at high field regions of a semiconductor material layer. A semiconductor current amplifier may provide current amplification by impact ionization near a high field region. A plurality of metal electrodes are formed on a surface of a semiconductor material layer and... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120205522 - Multi-mode photodetector: A photodetector includes a photodiode and output circuitry coupled to the photodiode. The photodetector is configurable for operation in at least two modes. A first configurable mode operates the photodetector as an integrating sensor. In this first mode, a bias voltage across the photodiode is set below the breakdown voltage... Agent: Stmicroelectronics (research & Development) Limited
20120205524 - Method and system for a light source assembly supporting direct coupling to an integrated circuit: Methods and systems for a light source assembly for coupling to a photonically enabled complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) chip are disclosed. The light source assembly may comprise a laser, a microlens, a turning mirror, and an optical bench, and may generate an optical signal utilizing the laser, focus the optical... Agent:
20120205525 - Leaky wave mode solar receiver: A leaky travelling wave array of optical elements provide a solar wavelength rectenna.... Agent: Ami Research & Development, LLC
20120205526 - Optical transmission device, optical transmission/reception device, control method, and control program: For an optical transmitter in which an EA modulator modulates a laser beam emitted from an LD, a control circuit stops heating/cooling of the EA modulator when a casing temperature (TC) is within a range of a low-temperature side reference temperature (T_cool) and a high-temperature side reference temperature (T_heat), sets... Agent:
20120205527 - Encoder, optical module and servo system: An encoder includes a slit array along a first measurement axis, and an optical module capable of relatively moving with respect to the slit array. The optical module comprises a point light source that irradiates the part of the slit array, and a light receiving array comprising a plurality of... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki
20120205528 - Three-channel encoder using a single optical track: An optical encoder is disclosed. Specifically, a three-channel encoder is disclosed which utilizes a single track for all three channels. An index channel is provided on the same optical track as the first and second channels which are used to determine incremental angular position. Thus, a more compact and simple... Agent: Avago Technologies EcbuIP(singapore) Pte. Ltd.
20120205530 - Fluence monitoring devices with scintillating fibers for x-ray radiotherapy treatment and methods for calibration and validation of same: According to one aspect, a fluence monitoring detector for use with a multileaf collimator on a radiotherapy machine having an x-ray radiation source. The fluence monitoring detector includes a plurality of scintillating optical fibers, each scintillating optical fiber configured to generate a light output at each end thereof in response... Agent:
20120205529 - Method of correcting sensitivity and matrix image sensor for implementing this method: The invention relates to matrix image sensors, and more particularly to a method for correcting the spatial noise caused by the dispersion of the physical properties of the various pixels of the matrix. According to the invention, a signal Xi(L) is established pixel by pixel that corresponds to the illumination... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique
20120205535 - Method for detecting molecules through mass spectrometry: A method for detecting at least one target molecule in a sample by mass spectrometry, comprising ionizing the molecules of the sample and then conducting the following steps (i) and (ii) n times, n being equal to 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4: (i) at least one ion obtained in... Agent: Universite Claude Bernard Lyon I
20120205533 - Methods and systems for the quantitative chemical speciation of heavy metals and other toxic pollutants: This invention relates to systems and methods for measuring quantitatively multiple species or heavy metals, including mercury, and other toxic pollutants. More specifically, the systems and methods of the invention allows for determination of the analytes even at very low concentration, through concentration on a collection interface, desorption and analysis... Agent:
20120205534 - Methods, apparatus, and system for mass spectrometry: A miniature, low cost mass spectrometer capable of unit resolution over a mass range of 10 to 50 AMU. The mass spectrometer incorporates several features that enhance the performance of the design over comparable instruments. An efficient ion source enables relatively low power consumption without sacrificing measurement resolution. Variable geometry... Agent: The Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
20120205531 - Quantitation precision for isobarically labeled peptides using charge state targeted dissociation: The instrument initially assesses the purity of a given candidate parent. If the candidate parent is contaminated with an isobaric signal(s), it promptly focuses on the alternative charge state(s) for the same neutral mass. Specifically for every peptide mass there are almost universally several charge states (usually 1-4 for tryptic... Agent:
20120205532 - Techniques for sample analysis: Techniques are described for performing sample analysis. Liquid chromatographic separation of a sample is performed and an eluent is generated. Mass spectrometry on said eluent is performed to detect a compound where the compound may occur in trace amounts. The compound may have a concentration, for example, of approximately less... Agent: Waters Technologies Corporation
20120205536 - Ms/ms mass spectrometer: The gas conductance on the ion injection side of a collision cell is made larger than the gas conductance on the ion exit side by providing two ion injection apertures 23, 25 in the collision cell. Due to the different gas conductances, a CID gas supplied through the gas supply... Agent: Shimadzu Corporation
20120205539 - Detector for use in charged-particle microscopy: A method of investigating a sample using a charged-particle microscope is disclosed. By directing an imaging beam of charged particles at a sample, a resulting flux of output radiation is detected from the sample. At least a portion of the output radiation is examined using a detector, the detector comprising... Agent: Fei Company
20120205537 - Multiple-pole electrostatic deflector for improving throughput of focused electron beam instruments: One embodiment relates to a focused electron beam imaging apparatus. The apparatus includes an electron beam column, an electron source, a gun lens, a pre-scanning deflector, a main scanning deflector, an objective lens, and a detector. The pre-scanning deflector comprises a 12-pole electrostatic deflector which is configured to controllably deflect... Agent:
20120205538 - Particle beam device and method for processing and/or analyzing a sample: A particle beam device and method for processing and/or for analyzing a sample are provided. A sample carrier is arranged at a first position, in which a sample surface is oriented parallel to a first beam axis of a first particle beam column. The sample carrier is rotatable from the... Agent:
20120205540 - Ultra-high densification of zns for nano-grain optical windows: A method is provided for producing an article which is transparent to infrared radiation. The method includes the steps of (a) disposing a plurality of nanoparticles on a substrate, wherein said nanoparticles comprise a metal sulfide or a metal selenide; (b) subjecting the nanoparticles to spark plasma sintering, thereby producing... Agent: Texas Biochemicals, Inc.
20120205541 - Plasmonic detectors: A plasmonic detector is described which can resonantly enhance the performance of infrared detectors. More specifically, the disclosure is directed to enhancing the quantum efficiency of semiconductor infrared detectors by increasing coupling to the incident radiation field as a result of resonant coupling to surface plasma waves supported by the... Agent:
20120205542 - Cardiac spect system with trajectory optimization: In a disclosed imaging method, the instantaneous speed or data acquisition dwell times of a detector head is optimized as a function of position along a path of the detector head around a subject. The optimization is respective to an expected radioactive emission profile of a region of interest that... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20120205543 - Radiological image detection apparatus and method of manufacturing the same: A radiological image detection apparatus includes: a first scintillator and a second scintillator that emit fluorescent lights in response to irradiation of radiation; and a first photodetector and a second photodetector that detect the fluorescent lights; in which the first photodetector, the first scintillator, the second photodetector, and the second... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20120205544 - Radiological image detection apparatus and method of manufacturing the same: A radiological image detection apparatus, includes: two scintillators that convert irradiated radiation into lights; and a photodetector arranged between two scintillators, that detects the lights converted by two scintillators as an electric signal; in which: an activator density in the scintillator arranged at least on a radiation incident side out... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20120205545 - Radiological image detection apparatus: A radiological image detection apparatus includes: a phosphor which contains a fluorescent material emitting fluorescence when exposed to radiation; and a sensor panel which detects the fluorescence; in which the sensor panel has a substrate and a group of photoelectric conversion elements provided on one side of the substrate; the... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20120205546 - Optical imaging system with laser droplet plasma illuminator: A wafer inspection system includes a laser droplet plasma (LDP) light source that generates light with sufficient radiance to enable bright field inspection at wavelengths down to 40 nanometers. Light generated by the LDP source is directed to the wafer and light from the illuminated wafer is collected by a... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation
20120205547 - Method and apparatus for the optical determination of total organic carbon in aqueous streams: A method and apparatus for the measurement of total organic carbon content in an aqueous stream is disclosed. Absorbance of electromagnetic energy by the aqueous stream is measured in an optical sample cell with pulsed light at a wavelength of 190 nm±10 nm. A value of total organic carbon from... Agent: Zaps Technologies, Inc.
20120205548 - Plasma panel based radiation detector: A position-sensitive radiation counting detector includes a first and a second substrate. A gas is contained within the gap between the substrates. A photocathode layer is coupled to one side of the first substrate and faces the second substrate. A first electrode is coupled to the second substrate and a... Agent: Integrated Sensors, LLC
20120205549 - Detector unit for detecting electromagnetic radiation: According to an exemplary embodiment of the invention a detector unit 301 for detecting electro-magnetic radiation may be provided. The detector unit 301 may comprise a conversion material 332 adapted for converting impinging electro-magnetic radiation into electric charge carriers. Moreover, the detector unit 301 may comprise a charge collection electrode... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20120205551 - Method and apparatus for intensity control of a charged particle beam extracted from a synchrotron: The invention comprises intensity control of a charged particle beam acceleration, extraction, and/or targeting method and apparatus used in conjunction with charged particle beam radiation therapy of cancerous tumors. Particularly, intensity of a charged particle stream of a synchrotron is described. Intensity control is described in combination with turning magnets,... Agent:
20120205550 - Objective lens: An objective lens for focussing charged particles includes a magnetic lens and an electrostatic lens whose components are displaceable relative to each other. The bore of the outer pole piece of the magnetic lens exhibits a diameter Da which is larger than a diameter Di of the bore of the... Agent: Carl Zeiss Nts Gmbh
20120205552 - Microbicidal purification device employing ultraviolet light from which ultraviolet-light-irradiation dead areas have been eliminated: The present invention relates to a microbicidal purification device employing ultraviolet light from which ultraviolet-light-irradiation dead areas have been eliminated, and more specifically relates to a microbicidal purification device employing ultraviolet light from which ultraviolet-light-irradiation dead areas have been eliminated which is able to eliminate ultraviolet-light-irradiation dead areas where ultraviolet... Agent:
20120205554 - Air-stable, blue light emitting chemical compounds: We report the synthesis and characterization of four novel CCC—NHC pincer platinum(II) and palladium(II) complexes, which adopt a distorted square planar configuration. These complexes emit bright blue light in the solid state under UV irradiation with emissions that are stable in ambient atmosphere (O2 and H2O) for extended periods. We... Agent: University Of Mississippi
20120205553 - Photoluminescent markings with functional overlayers: A photoluminescent marking that includes a photoluminescent layer and at least one functional overlayer is disclosed. The photoluminescent layer comprises at least one type of photoluminescent material. The at least one functional overlayer is adapted to selectively filter wavelengths of radiation to enhance the daylight observability of a final emission... Agent: Performance Indicator, LLC.
20120205555 - Holding arm and arrangement for supporting diagnostic irradiation in radiation therapy applications: The present embodiments relate to a holding arm for a detector that may be positioned on a first arm end or a diagnostic beam source that may be positioned on the first arm end. The present embodiments also relate to a radiation therapy arrangement with the holding arm. The holding... Agent:
20120205556 - Prohealing endovascular devices: The present invention provides endovascular devices and the methods of making and using the same.... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California
20120205557 - Method for identifying possible changes in the range of a planned irradiation field before the patient is irradiated with charged particles: A method serves as a supplemental safety mechanism before the irradiation of a patient with charged particles. By this method, differences which occur from day to day in the density composition within the patient are found, and the influence on the range of the planned irradiation field is determined. For... Agent:
20120205559 - Target supply device and extreme ultraviolet light generation apparatus: A target supply device is configured for supplying a target material for generating an extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light. The target supply device comprises a target storage unit for storing at least the target material, and a target discharge unit comprising a surface having an opening from which a through-hole extends... Agent:
20120205558 - Tools, methods and devices for mitigating extreme ultraviolet optics contamination: Devices, tools, and methods for mitigating contamination of an optics surface used in extreme ultraviolet (EUV) applications disclosed. The method may include providing an optically reflective surface configured to reflect EUV radiation. The method may further include exposing the optically reflective surface to EUV radiation thereby generating electrons. The method... Agent:
20120205560 - Network centric system and method for active thermal stealth or deception: A system and method for active thermal stealth or deception, the system including at least two objects, each having at least one active plate and a processing module coupled to the active plate for activating the plate to provide a desired thermal signature to the object, and a remotely located... Agent: Eltics Ltd08/09/2012 > 40 patent applications in 29 patent subcategories. inventions list
20120199722 - Optical transceiver and fiber-optic gyro: An optical transceiver comprises a substrate having a temperature control device, a light source, a light-guiding fiber, a detector, optics for collimating the light from the light source, coupling optics for focusing the light beam into the light-guiding fiber, and a beamsplitter which sends one part of the collimated light... Agent:
20120199726 - Imaging apparatus and processing method thereof: A solid-state imaging apparatus of a dynamic range enlarged by reading out a carrier accumulated in a carrier accumulation unit at a plurality of times during a single carrier accumulation time period.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120199725 - Photoelectric conversion element, and photoelectric conversion apparatus and imaging system using the same: A light condensing member focuses light, which is incident upon a first area of the light condensing member corresponding to an opening portion of an insulation film, in an upper portion region of a light path member arranged within the opening portion, the insulation film having an upper face extending... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120199724 - Semiconductor device, physical information acquiring apparatus, and signal reading-out method: A semiconductor device includes: an element array portion in which unit elements are disposed in a matrix; and a signal processing portion including a signal processing circuit executing predetermined signal processing based on unit signals outputted from the circuit elements, respectively, every column, in which a function of the signal... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120199723 - Solid-state imaging device: According to one embodiment, a solid-state imaging device includes: a vertical signal line through which a pixel signal read from the pixel is vertically transmitted; a level-shift circuit that shifts a potential at the vertical signal line; a level-shift control circuit that controls an amount of shifted potential at the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20120199727 - Titanium black dispersion, photosensitive resin composition, wafer level lens, light blocking film, method for producing the light blocking film, and solid-state image pickup element: A titanium black dispersion includes titanium black particles, a dispersant, and an organic solvent. When the titanium black dispersion is for a wafer level lens, 90% or more of dispersed objects that consist of the titanium black particles have particle diameters of 30 nm or less, or dispersed objects including... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20120199728 - Compact optical finger navigation system with illumination via redirection surface holes: An optical finger navigation device includes a navigation cover. The navigation cover includes a tracking surface and an illumination surface. The tracking surface exhibits a first light reflection characteristic in a presence of a navigation object at the tracking surface and a second light reflection characteristic in an absence of... Agent: Avago Technologies EcbuIP(singapore) Pte. Ltd.
20120199729 - Device for measuring quantity of substrates: According to the present invention, it is possible to reduce manufacturing costs and improve productivity through simplification of a manufacturing process and reduction of process time by automatically measuring the quantity of the plurality of laminated substrates to improve inefficiency of an existing process of measuring the quantity of substrates... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
20120199730 - High voltage insulating sleeve for nuclear well logging: A well logging instrument includes an instrument housing to traverse a wellbore penetrating subsurface formations. An electrically operated energy source that emits ionizing radiation is disposed inside the housing. An insulating sleeve is disposed between the energy source and an interior wall of the housing. The insulating sleeve comprises a... Agent:
20120199731 - Recording medium and infrared reading method: A recording medium includes a surface in which an infrared absorptance is less than a threshold value; and plural dot images that records information by an arrangement pattern formed on the surface, in which the infrared absorptance is equal to or more than the threshold value, and a specular gloss... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
20120199734 - Mass spectrometer: An ion guide or ion trap is disclosed having an entrance electrode and an exit electrode. The potential of the exit electrode is periodically dropped for a relatively short period of time allowing some ions to escape from the ion guide or ion trap via an aperture in the exit... Agent: Micromass Uk Limited
20120199733 - Method for the diagnosis of pathological conditions in animals: Provided is a method for diagnosing a disease or pathological condition in an animal. An ion mobility spectrometry measurement (IMS) or a differential mobility spectrometry (DMS) is carried out on a body sample from the animal to determine an amount of ions formed by at least two biogenic amines contained... Agent: 3 Q B D Ltd.
20120199732 - Methods and apparatus for mass spectrometry utilizing an ac electrospray device: An alternating current electrospray mass spectrometry device includes an electrospray device having at least one emitter providing a passageway for transmission of an analyte sample. At least one conductive element is in electrical communication with the at least one emitter. A power source generates an alternating current electric field to... Agent:
20120199735 - Apparatus and method for thermal assisted desorption ionization systems: The present invention is directed to a method and device to desorb an analyte using heat to allow desorption of the analyte molecules, where the desorbed analyte molecules are ionized with ambient temperature ionizing species. In various embodiments of the invention a current is passed through a mesh upon which... Agent: Ionsense Inc.
20120199736 - Micro-reflectron for time-of-flight mass spectrometer: A micro-reflectron for a time-of-flight mass spectrometer including a substrate and integrated with the volume of the substrate, means for application of a potential gradient in a volume suitable for constituting a flight zone of the ions. The means of application includes at least two polarization electrodes and a wall... Agent:
20120199738 - In-chamber electron detector: A secondary particle detector 302 for a charged particle beam system 300 includes a scintillator 304 and a transducer 312, such as a photomultiplier tube, positioned within a vacuum chamber 107. Unlike prior art Everhart-Thornley detectors, the photomultiplier is positioned within the vacuum chamber, which improves detection by eliminating optical... Agent: Fei Company
20120199737 - Sample preparation: Disclosed are methods for preparing samples that include forming a first channel in a material by directing a first plurality of noble gas ions at the material, forming a second channel in the material by directing a second plurality of noble gas ions at the material, where the second channel... Agent: Carl Zeiss Nts, LLC
20120199739 - Scanning charged particle beam device and method for correcting chromatic spherical combination aberration: Disclosed is a scanning charged particle beam apparatus equipped with an aberration corrector, contrived to eliminate resolution degradation in tilt observation by a chromatic third-order aperture aberration without relying on a specific optical system. A controller of the scanning charged particle beam apparatus provides a chromatic third-order aperture aberration measurement... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20120199740 - Particle beam system: Particle beam system, comprising: a particle beam, source for generating a particle beam; an objective lens for focusing the particle beam onto an object plane, wherein the objective lens comprises a focal length and an optical axis; and a scintillator arrangement, which comprises an electron receiving surface facing the object... Agent: Carl Zeiss Nts Gmbh
20120199741 - Minimally invasive cytometry system using qcl vibrational spectroscopy for differentiation of pluripotent stem cells from functionally differentiated cells based on inspection of single cells: This disclosure concerns a minimally invasive cytometry system including a handling system that presents single cells to at least one QCL laser source. The QCL laser source is configured to deliver light to a cell within the cells in order to induce vibrational bond absorption in one or more analytes... Agent: 1087 Systems, Inc.
20120199742 - Single particle qcl-based mid-ir spectroscopy system with analysis of scattering: This disclosure concerns a system with scattering analysis including a handling system that presents a single particle to at least one quantum cascade laser (QCL) source. The QCL laser source is configured to deliver light to the single particle in order to induce resonant mid-infrared absorption in the particle or... Agent: 1087 Systems, Inc.
20120199743 - Terahertz dispersive spectrometer system: A spectrometer system for providing information about a target with terahertz radiation. The system may receive incident radiation from the target through fore optics, a slit aperture, secondary optics and a dispersive element which images a slit on an array of terahertz sensitive detectors. The detectors may include uncooled sensors.... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20120199744 - Measuring cell adapted to spectral analysis: A measuring cell adapted for a spectral analysis of a gas sample, where this measuring cell is designed and adapted to co-ordinate, from an IR generating element, emitted converging and/or diverging light beams in a direction toward an IR receiving element, by a plurality of reflections of emitted light beams... Agent: Senseair Ab
20120199745 - Widely-tunable semiconductor source integrated in windowed hermetic package: A near infrared (NIR) semiconductor laser system is shown for gas sensing. An embodiment is centered on the use of a system with a much wider tunable laser, which today has a scan band of more than 150 nanometers (nm) to as much as 250 nm or more. In some... Agent: Axsun Technologies, Inc.
20120199746 - Non-destructive inspection method and device: A method of non-destructive inspection of a subject body including an element is comprised of irradiating the subject body with a neutron ray through a first measurement point and a second measurement point; measuring an elapsed time after a first time point when a resonant neutron specific to the element... Agent: Ihi Corporation
20120199747 - Systems and methods for neutron detection using scintillator nano-materials: In one embodiment, a neutron detector includes a three dimensional matrix, having nanocomposite materials and a substantially transparent film material for suspending the nanocomposite materials, a detector coupled to the three dimensional matrix adapted for detecting a change in the nanocomposite materials, and an analyzer coupled to the detector adapted... Agent: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC.
20120199748 - Radiation conversion elements with reflectors for radiological imaging apparatus: An apparatus comprises a plurality of radiation conversion elements (32) that convert radiation to light, and a reflector layer (34) disposed around the plurality of radiation conversion elements. The plurality of radiation conversion elements may consist of two radiation conversion elements and the reflector layer is wrapped around the two... Agent:
20120199749 - Imaging apparatus, imaging system, method of controlling the apparatus and the system, and program: An imaging apparatus includes a control unit and a detector that includes multiple pixels and that performs an image capturing operation to output image data corresponding to radiation or light that is emitted. The image capturing operation includes a first image capturing operation in a first scanning area corresponding to... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120199751 - Radiation image detecting device and method for detecting start of irradiation: An FPD has plural pixels arranged in two dimensions. The pixels include a short pixel directly connected to a signal line, and a comparative pixel connected to another signal line through a TFT. In irradiation detecting operation, a control section monitors a voltage signal from the short pixel. When the... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20120199750 - Radiographic image detector and gain setting method for radiographic image detector: In a radiography system, after a radiation dose, signal charges are accumulated in sensor pixels in an imaging area of a flat panel detector corresponding to the dosed amounts of radioactive rays on the pixels. The signal charges are read out from the pixels and converted into voltage signals representative... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20120199752 - Radiographic imaging device and a detector for a radiographic imaging device: A radiographic imaging device includes a gas avalanche detector detecting and locating X-ray or gamma ray ionizing radiation. The detector has a gas enclosure with an admission window for admitting incident X-ray photons; an intermediate plane electrode in the enclosure between and parallel to two end plane electrodes thereby forming... Agent: Eos Imaging
20120199753 - Portable detection apparatus: A portable detection apparatus for scanning a target object comprises, in an exemplary embodiment, a tower unit, sensor unit and electronics unit, each configured for removable engagement with one another for relatively quick disassembly during transport and storage and reassembly during use. Additionally, each unit is sized and configured for... Agent: Clear Path Technologies, Inc.
20120199754 - Non-destructive inspection method and device: A method of non-destructive inspection of a subject body including one or more elements comprises irradiating the subject body with a neutron ray along an axis line passing through a reference point; synchronously detecting gamma rays from directions inclined at equal angles to the axis line at a plurality of... Agent: Ihi Corporation
20120199755 - Electric field quantitative measurement system and method: A method and system are provided for making a quantitative measurement of an electric field. A plurality of antennas separated from one another by known distances are arrayed in a region that extends in at least one dimension. A voltage difference between at least one selected pair of antennas is... Agent: United States Of America As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And
20120199756 - Method for centering an optical element in a tem comprising a contrast enhancing element: A method for adjusting or aligning one or more optical elements in a Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) is disclosed. The TEM is equipped with an objective lens for guiding a beam of electrons to a sample, a diffraction plane in which at least a beam of unscattered electrons is focused... Agent: Fei Company
20120199757 - Particle beam irradiation system and particle beam irradiation method: A particle beam irradiation system comprising a first deflector having the maximum deflection amount which enables to move a particle beam in one direction to the maximum width of a target and a second deflector having the maximum deflection amount is less than the maximum deflection amount of the first... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20120199758 - Gas field ionization ion source and ion beam device: Provided is a gas field ionization ion source capable of emitting heavy ions with high brightness which are suitable for processing a sample. The gas field ionization ion source according to the present invention includes a temperature controller individually controlling the temperature of the tip end of an emitter electrode... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20120199759 - Formulation coated self-cleaning wool: The present invention relates to methods of making articles, and systems for providing wool article have self-cleaning properties. The self-cleaning properties are brought about coating the wool articles with a photocatalyst formulation. The formulation contains titanium compounds, stabilizers, catalysts, and water.... Agent:
20120199760 - Radiotherapy device controller and method of measuring position of specific-part: A radiotherapy device controller includes: a visual line calculator configured to calculate a visual line based on a position on a transmissive image imaged using a radiation penetrating a subject, a specific part of the subject being shown at the position; a position calculator configured to calculate a position of... Agent:
20120199761 - Optical pickup device, optical disk device, and manufacturing method for the same: Provided is an optical pickup device with which a short-circuit can be released from above and below. The optical pickup device (15) is provided with: a housing (15B) formed by ejecting a resin material in a prescribed shape; an actuator (15D) that is positioned on the top surface of the... Agent:08/02/2012 > 45 patent applications in 34 patent subcategories. inventions list
20120193511 - Autofocus device: Provided is an autofocus device comprising: an optical source; an optical unit that allows emitted light from the optical source and object light from a measurement target to pass through the same optical path, the optical unit being arranged between the optical source and the measurement target; and a detection... Agent: Mitutoyo Corporation
20120193512 - Sun tracking method and sun tracking system: A sun tracking method is disclosed. The method can track the position of sun continuously, without the need to install an optical sensor, to calculate a sun-tracking solar orbit function, and to calibrate the mechanical structure periodically. The method comprises the steps outlined below. (A) A motor of an attitude... Agent: National Central University
20120193513 - Laser system for a microscope and method for operating a laser system for a microscope: The invention relates to a laser system (20) for a microscope, comprising a laser module (22), a beam correction device (26), an optical fiber (31), a measuring element (34), and an external controller (37). The laser module (22) generates a light beam (24). The light beam (24) penetrates the beam... Agent: Leica Microsystems Cms Gmbh
20120193514 - Laser-pointer-controlled diorama: The Invention outlines a method of incorporating a laser pointing device, an optical sensor target device, and a communication by laser beam between the laser-pointer device and the optical sensor target device with the goal of effecting the activation or control of a device embodied in a model railroad or... Agent:
20120193516 - High dynamic range pixel structure: A pixel structure comprises a photo-sensitive element PPD for generating charges in response to light and a charge conversion element FD. A first transfer gate TX is connected between the photo-sensitive element PPD and the charge conversion element. A charge storage element PG is connected to the photo-sensitive element PPD.... Agent:
20120193515 - Imagers with depth sensing capabilities: An imager may include depth sensing pixels that provide an asymmetrical angular response to incident light. The depth sensing pixels may each include a substrate region formed from a photosensitive portion and a non-photosensitive portion. The depth sensing pixels may include mechanisms that prevent regions of the substrate from receiving... Agent:
20120193517 - Optical micro-sensor: Briefly, embodiments of an optical micro-sensor are described.... Agent:
20120193518 - Photoreceptor circuit and photocoupler: A photoreceptor circuit includes: a first amplifier circuit where a feedback resistor is coupled between an input and output of an inverting amplifier; a second amplifier circuit that has a configuration substantially identical to a configuration of the first amplifier circuit and supplies a bias current to the first amplifier... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20120193519 - Optical receiver having variable bias for photodiode: An optical receiver is disclosed, in which a PD is biased by a positive feedback loop with respect to the photocurrent generated thereby. The optical receiver includes the PD, a current mirror to reflect the photocurrent into a mirror current, a current converter to convert the mirror current into a... Agent: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
20120193520 - Beam splitter module: A primary beam splitter (310) of an optical apparatus (300) can be used to split an incident light beam (305) into a primary plurality of light beams and to direct a first beam of the primary plurality of light beams in a first direction and a second beam of the... Agent:
20120193521 - Frequency selective electromagnetic detector: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for a frequency selective electromagnetic detector. In particular, the frequency selective electromagnetic detector includes a nanowire array constructed from a plurality of nanowires of different compositions. At least one nanoparticle-sized diameter thermoelectric junction is formed between the nanowires of different compositions. When a... Agent: The Boeing Company
20120193522 - Monolithic optical coupling module based on total internal reflection surfaces: In one aspect, an optical device comprises a monolithic optical module which includes a first total internal reflection (TIR) surface, a second TIR surface adjacent the first TIR surface, and a first optical port aligned with the first internal optical beam dividing interface. An interface between the first TIR surface... Agent: Sifotonics Technologies Co., Ltd.
20120193523 - Optical encoder with misalingment detection and adjustment method associated therewith: An optical encoder includes a scale having diffraction gratings formed at predetermined pitches in a measurement axis direction, a detection head relatively movable with respect to the scale, the detection head including a light source portion configured to irradiate the scale with light, and a plurality of receiver portions configured... Agent: Mitutoyo Corporation
20120193529 - Ion cyclotron resonance measuring cells with harmonic trapping potential: The invention relates to devices and methods for the acquisition of mass spectra with very high mass resolution in ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometers and methods to produce the devices. The invention presents cylindrical ICR measuring cells with special electrode geometries to generate harmonic trapping potentials for orbiting ions up... Agent: Bruker Daltonik Gmbh
20120193526 - Ion interface device having multiple confinement cells and methods of use thereof: A device and associated methods of operations are disclosed for interfacing on ion trap to a mass analyzer, such as a TOF mass analyzer. The device includes a plurality of sequentially arranged confinement cells having fixed locations. A group of ions, e.g., ions within a relatively narrow window of mass-to-charge... Agent:
20120193524 - Mass spectrometer and mass analyzer comprising pulser: A mass analyzer comprises a pair of planar electrode structures. The electrode structures are disposed opposite one another, parallel to one another, and axially offset from one another. One of the pair of planar electrodes comprises an opening. The mass analyzer comprises an ion mirror disposed between the pair of... Agent: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
20120193527 - Novel renal disease marker substance in human: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for accurately determining even a renal disease that could not have been detected by various conventional renal disease test methods with a reduced burden on a subject (a donor of a test sample). Another object of the present invention... Agent: Tohoku University
20120193525 - Predictive test for selection of metastatic breast cancer patients for hormonal and combination therapy: A mass-spectral method is disclosed for determining whether a breast cancer patient is likely to benefit from administration of a combination treatment in the form of a targeted anti-cancer drug in addition to an endocrine therapy drug. The method obtains a mass spectrum from a blood-based sample from the patient.... Agent: Biodesix, Inc.
20120193528 - Quantitative determination of risedronate in urine by spe-lc-ms-ms: The present invention is directed to a SPE-LC-MS-MS method for quantitatively determining risedronate in a urine sample.... Agent: Sanofi-aventis U.s. LLC
20120193531 - Method for line width measurement: A method for line width measurement, comprising: providing a substrate, wherein a raised line pattern is formed on a surface of the substrate, and the line pattern has a width; forming a first measurement structure and a second measurement structure on opposite sidewalls of the line pattern in the width... Agent:
20120193530 - System and method for localization of large numbers of fluorescent markers in biological samples: A method and system for the imaging and localization of fluorescent markers such as fluorescent proteins or quantum dots within biological samples is disclosed. The use of recombinant genetics technology to insert “reporter” genes into many species is well established. In particular, green fluorescent proteins (GFPs) and their genetically-modified variants... Agent: Fei Company
20120193532 - Semiconductor structure and fault location detecting system: A semiconductor structure includes a grounding unit, a P-type substrate, a P-type well area, an NMOS structure, a P-type well contact area, a shallow trench isolation structure, and a charge guiding groove. The P-type substrate is formed above the grounding unit. The P-type well area is formed on the P-type... Agent: Inotera Memories, Inc.
20120193533 - Corrector: A double multipole (10) with a multipole element (11) upstream of the symmetry plane (8) and a multipole element (12) downstream of the symmetry plane (8), which generates two octupole fields (11′, 12′) of the same orientation as the quadrupole fields (1′, 2′, 3′, 4′, 5′, 6′) and two further... Agent:
20120193534 - Method for assembling and hermetically sealing an encapsulating package: A method of assembling and hermetically sealing a package including a side wall mounted on a substrate, with the space thus defined accommodating a component that operates in a controlled atmosphere, the space being closed off by a hermetic sealing cover mounted on said side wall. This method involves depositing... Agent: Ulis
20120193535 - Plasma diagnostic method using terahertz-wave-enhanced fluorescence: Methods and systems for characterizing a plasma with radiation, particularly, terahertz (THz) radiation, are disclosed. The disclosed method of characterizing a plasma includes directing THz radiation into the plasma; and detecting an emission due to interaction of the THz radiation with the plasma to characterize the plasma. A disclosed plasma... Agent: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
20120193536 - Thermally excited near-field source: A high resolution material observation system includes an object having at least one spatial dimension sufficient to support production of near-field infrared emissions, a holder adapted to receive a sample to be observed, the holder further adapted to position the sample in the near-field infrared emissions, and a thermal excitation... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120193537 - Large format arrays and methods: A large format array is described having a series of smaller arrays daisy chained together to form the larger array. The smaller arrays are mounted on a base plate that may be of a non planar configuration. The daisy chaining together of the smaller arrays enables a smaller number of... Agent: Selex Galileo Limited
20120193538 - Lens concentrator system for semi-active laser target designation: A semi-active laser (SAL) sensing system is thus provided that uses a lens concentrator system to pass received reflected laser light from an aperture to a detector. The lens concentrator system facilitates the use of SAL systems with different laser designator wavelengths to improve the performance of the SAL system.... Agent: Raytheon Company
20120193539 - Novel lanthanide doped strontium-barium cesium halide scintillators: The present invention provides for a composition comprising an inorganic scintillator comprising an optionally lanthanide-doped strontium-barium, optionally cesium, halide, useful for detecting nuclear material.... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California
20120193540 - Radiological image detection apparatus and method for manufacturing the same: A radiological image detection apparatus includes: a scintillator which is formed out of a group of columnar crystals in which crystals of a fluorescent material emitting fluorescence when irradiated with radiation have grown into columnar shapes; and a photodetector which is provided on a radiation entrance side of the scintillator... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20120193541 - Gamma ray detector linearity calibration: A gamma ray detector having a scintillator with segments allows for a linearity calibration of the gamma ray detector without the use of a linearity phantom. The segments in the scintillator are configured to channel output radiation received by the gamma ray detector to loci identifiable in image data generated... Agent: General Electric Company
20120193542 - Radiation image pickup apparatus and radiation image pickup/display system: There are provided a radiation image pickup apparatus that may suppress deterioration of the transistor characteristic in the circuit in the periphery of the pixel section, and a radiation image pickup/display system including the apparatus. The radiation image pickup apparatus includes a pixel section provided on a substrate and having... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120193544 - Radiological image detection apparatus: A radiological image detection apparatus includes: a substrate in which a recess portion having a bottom portion including at least the whole of a radiological imaging region is formed; a phosphor which contains a fluorescent material emitting fluorescence when exposed to radiation and which is provided in the recess portion... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20120193543 - Radiological image detection apparatus and method for manufacturing the same: A radiological image detection apparatus includes: a scintillator which is formed out of a group of columnar crystals in which crystals of a fluorescent material emitting fluorescence when irradiated with radiation have grown into columnar shapes; and a photodetector which detects the fluorescence emitted by the scintillator as an electric... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20120193545 - Detector systems with anode incidence face and methods of fabricating the same: A detector module for an imaging system, such as a CT system, and a method for fabricating the same are presented. The detector module includes an array of direct conversion sensors, the direct conversion sensors having a first side and a second side. The first side of the direct conversion... Agent: General Electric Company
20120193546 - Radiographic imaging device, computer-readable medium storing program for controlling radiographic imaging device, and method for controlling radiographic imaging device: The present invention provides a radiographic imaging device, a computer-readable medium storing a program for controlling a radiographic imaging device, and a method for controlling a radiographic imaging device, that may suppress feed-through without narrowing a dynamic range. Namely, a control section outputs control signals via scan lines to gates... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20120193547 - Laser produced plasma euv light source: An EUV light source is disclosed which may comprise a plurality of targets, e.g., tin droplets, and a system generating pre-pulses and main-pulses with the pre-pulses for irradiating targets to produce expanded targets. The system may further comprise a continuously pumped laser device generating the main pulses with the main... Agent:
20120193548 - Overlapping detector elements of a radiographic detector array: One or more techniques and/or systems described herein provide for creating detector elements that are configured to be overlaid, such that at least a portion of gap between two detector elements is situated in a plane that is not parallel to a plane through which primary radiation travels. That is,... Agent: Analogic Corporation
20120193549 - Image pickup apparatus, radiation image pickup apparatus and radiation image pickup system: An image pickup apparatus is provided with plural light receiving areas arranged two-dimensionally, and a vertical scanning circuit comprising plural unit circuit stages arranged in the vertical direction and a horizontal scanning circuit comprising plural unit circuit stages arranged in the horizontal direction, for selecting and reading the plural light... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120193550 - Charged particle radiation device: Provided is a charged particle radiation device enabling suppression of both inclination and vertical vibration of a charged particle optical lens barrel, with a simple configuration. A charged particle radiation device according to the present invention includes a vibration damping member (19) including viscoelastic material sheets (16A and 16B) sandwiched... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20120193551 - Apparatus systems and methods of sensing chemical bio-chemical and radiological agents using electrophoretic displays: Caesium-137 irradiates electronic paper. An incoming gamma-ray from the Cs-137 interacts with a particle inside a micro-container by generating a recoil electron and/or a hole. Because the recoil electron physically leaves the particle, the particle is charged depending on the dose from the radiation source. And, the charge of the... Agent: Us Gov't Represented By Secretary Of The Navy Chief Of Naval Research Code Ooccip Office Of
20120193552 - Fluorescence lifetime imaging: A method of measuring fluorescence from a location, the method comprising applying to the location a first fluorescence excitation signal having a first duty cycle, accumulating as a first result fluorescence that emanates from the location in response to the first excitation signal, applying to the location a second fluorescence... Agent:
20120193553 - Charged particle beam writing apparatus and method: A charged-particle beam writing apparatus used for writing a predetermined pattern on a sample placed on a stage with a charged-particle beam. The apparatus comprises a height measuring unit that measures a height of the sample by irradiating the sample with light and receiving light reflected from the sample, and... Agent: Nuflare Technology, Inc.
20120193554 - Optical crystal and terahertz wave generation device and method: An optical crystal includes a first non-linear optical crystal that generates terahertz waves corresponding to a difference frequency component in incident light with two different wavelengths by a difference frequency generation, and a second non-linear optical crystal that generates terahertz waves corresponding to a difference frequency component in incident light... Agent: Arkray, Inc.
20120193555 - Multi-stream high-pressure liquid chromatography module: An HPLC module utilizes a combination of compound-dedicated hardware providing line clearance between differing radiosynthesis and includes multiple compound-dedicated HPLC inject valves, each inject valve directing a fluid to a serially-connected HPLC column and UV flowcell so as to prevent cross-contamination between differing radiopharmaceutical syntheses. The module provides a disposable... Agent:Previous industry: Static molds
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