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08/07/2014 > 52 patent applications in 39 patent subcategories.

20140217261 - Ambient lighting control system: In one embodiment there is provided an ambient lighting control system 1 comprising a controller (2) and a sensor node (3a). The sensor node (3a) comprises an arrangement including a light energy collecting element (8) such as a solar cell, an energy storage element (9) and a transmitter (11). The... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140217262 - Method for detecting polarized light: A method for detecting polarized light is disclosed. Providing a polarized light detection system including a photoresistor, a power source and a detection apparatus. The photoresistor includes a first electrode layer and a photosensitive material layer. The detection apparatus includes a current detection device and a computer analysis system. An... Agent: Tsinghua University

20140217265 - Cmos sensor array: A CMOS sensor includes a pixel configured to output a voltage based on incident light received by the pixel. Circuitry is coupled to the pixel and is configured to determine a reset voltage of the pixel and to select a gain level based on the reset voltage of the pixel.... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

20140217263 - Image sensor configured to reduce blooming during idle period: Among other things, techniques and systems are provided for identifying when a pixel of an image sensor is in an idle period. A flag is utilized to differentiate when the pixel is in an idle period and when the pixel is in an integration period. When the flag indicates that... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited

20140217264 - Systems and methods for imaging using single photon avalanche diodes: Single-photon avalanche diode includes a central junction having a central p+ area and a deep-n well in contact with the central p+ area, a p-type guard ring disposed between the central junction and the deep-n well, and a shallow trench isolation separated from the central p+ area. Imaging apparatus includes... Agent: The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York

20140217266 - Method and system for sensing light reflective surfaces in a reflective photo-electric sensing system: A reflective photo-electric sensing system includes a transmitter for the transmission of light and a reflector for reflecting the light. The reflector being positioned in a far field. A light channeling device receives reflected light from the far field or from a near field and channels the received reflected light... Agent: Fraba Nv

20140217267 - Method and device for coupling a light beam into a foil: The invention relates to a method and an optical device (150) in which a light beam (L) is coupled into a transparent component, for example into a foil (110). The incoupling is achieved by astigmatically focusing a light beam (L) onto an oblong entrance window (W) of the foil (110),... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140217268 - Optical biosensor with a plurality of sensors regions: The invention relates to an optical sensor device (100) that comprises a plurality of objectives (152) for generating primary images of corresponding sensor regions (111). The primary images are then mapped with intermediate optics (153) onto a detector plane (154), particularly onto the sensitive plane of an image sensor.... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140217269 - Coupled waveguides for slow light sensor applications: An optical device includes at least one optical waveguide including a plurality of elongate portions. Light propagates sequentially and generally along the elongate portions. At least two elongate portions of the plurality of elongate portions are generally planar with one another and are adjacent and generally parallel to one another.... Agent: The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University

20140217270 - Light-receiving module: A light-receiving module of the present invention includes: a lens collimating signal light entering from an optical fiber; a PLC (Planar Lightwave Circuit) where the signal light emitted by the lens enters; a mirror having a function of reflecting and transmitting the signal light emitted by the PLC; and a... Agent: Nec Corporation

20140217271 - Separate linear encoder: In a separate linear encoder, a scale is further provided with an ABS track that is arranged in parallel with an INC track and a detection head includes an ABS detection portion that reads the ABS track. The separate linear encoder includes a calculation portion that obtains a yaw angle... Agent: Mitutoyo Corporation

20140217272 - Thermal conductivity and phase transition heat transfer mechanism including optical element to be cooled by heat transfer of the mechanism: A thermal conductivity and phase transition heat transfer mechanism incorporates an active optical element. Examples of active optical elements include various phosphor materials for emitting light, various electrically driven light emitters and various devices that generate electrical current or an electrical signal in response to light. The thermal conductivity and... Agent: AblIPHolding LLC

20140217274 - Charged particle beam device: This charged particle beam device is characterized by controlling a deflector in a manner so as to correct the amount of scanning deflection of a charged particle beam between: a first detection condition for detecting a secondary charged particle (112) signal; and a second detection condition for detecting a reflected... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation

20140217273 - Correcting gamma-ray energy spectra for pileup degradation: A method for correcting detected gamma ray spectra for the effects of energy analyzer pileup includes assigning detected gamma rays to channels in a multichannel analyzer (MCA). A pileup spectrum is estimated. The pileup spectrum is subtracted from the measured spectrum. The result thereof is compared to the preceding estimated... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140217278 - Ion guide with orthogonal sampling: A mass spectrometer is disclosed comprising a RF ion guide wherein in a mode of operation a continuous, quasi-continuous or pulsed beam of ions is orthogonally sampled from the ion guide and wherein the continuous, quasi-continuous or pulsed beam of ions is not axially trapped or otherwise axially confined within... Agent:

20140217275 - Mass analyser and method of mass analysis: An electrostatic ion trap for mass analysis includes a first array of electrodes and a second array of electrodes, spaced from the first array of electrode. The first and second arrays of electrodes may be planar arrays formed by parallel strip electrodes or by concentric, circular or part-circular electrically conductive... Agent: Shimadzu Corporation

20140217277 - Method and kit for detecting hepcidin: A method for detecting hepcidin. Having a sample liquid in contact with a nanochip having a specific surface coating structure of silicon oxide, so that hepcidin is enriched with specificity; eluting the nanochip with an eluent; by performing mass spectrometric detection on the elution product, determining the hepcidin content in... Agent: National Center For Nanoscience And Technology

20140217276 - Sequential low/high-resolution library search: Provided herein are systems and method for using unit mass library searches for sample identification in accurate mass spectrometry. In general, the systems and methods described herein: (a) obtain an accurate mass spectrum of a sample; (b) calculate a unit mass spectrum based on the accurate mass spectrum; and (c)... Agent: Agilent Technologies, Inc.

20140217279 - Aperture gas flow restriction: A mass spectrometer is disclosed comprising two vacuum chambers maintained at different pressures. The two vacuum chambers are interconnected by a differential pumping aperture. The effective area of the opening between the two vacuum chambers may be varied by rotating a disk having an aperture in front of the differential... Agent: Micromass Uk Limited

20140217280 - Mass spectrometry device: Vacuum gauges are arranged in intermediate vacuum chamber and analytical chamber 10 in which collision cell is installed, and gas pressure determination unit determines whether or not the gas pressures detected by vacuum gauges are at or below a threshold value prior to analysis, and issues an alert if they... Agent: Shimadzu Corporation

20140217281 - Method and apparatus for improving ion transmission into a mass spectrometer: An ion transfer device for transferring ions emerging from an electrospray ion source at atmosphere to a vacuum chamber includes an inner surface in the shape of a diverging conical duct. The ion transfer device has an entrance aperture for positioning proximate the exit port of the electrospray ion source... Agent: The Rockefeller University

20140217282 - Radio-frequency-free hybrid electrostatic/magnetostatic cell for transporting, trapping, and dissociating ions in mass spectrometers: Mass spectrometry cells include one or more interleaved magnetostatic and electrostatic lenses. In some examples, the electrostatic lenses are based on electrical potentials applied to magnetostatic lens pole pieces. In other alternatives, the electrostatic lenses can include conductive apertures. Applied voltages can be selected to trap or transport charged particles,... Agent: The State Of Oregon Acting By And Through The State Board Of Higher Education On Behalf Of Orego

20140217283 - Tem sample preparation: An improved method of preparing ultra-thin TEM samples that combines backside thinning with an additional cleaning step to remove surface defects on the FIB-facing substrate surface. This additional step results in the creation of a cleaned, uniform “hardmask” that controls the ultimate results of the sample thinning, and allows for... Agent: Fei Company

20140217284 - Method and apparatus for detecting infrared radiation with gain: Photodetectors, methods of fabricating the same, and methods using the same to detect radiation are described. A photodetector can include a first electrode, a light sensitizing layer, an electron blocking/tunneling layer, and a second electrode. Infrared-to-visible upconversion devices, methods of fabricating the same, and methods using the same to detect... Agent: University Of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.

20140217285 - Amplifier and radiation detector: In a preamplifier (amplifier) for detecting radiation, an output of the preamplifier is set as an output of the first amplifying circuit, a capacitor is connected in parallel to the first amplifying circuit, and the second amplifying circuit with a positive gain of less than onefold is connected between the... Agent: Horiba, Ltd.

20140217286 - Detection system for dropping objects: A system for the detection of fast-moving dropping objects includes a submitting plate, a receiving plate, and a microcontroller. The submitting plate includes a first submitting pipe, a second submitting pipe, and a third submitting pipe. The first, second, and third submitting pipes emit infrared rays in turn. The receiving... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (wuhan) Co., Ltd.

20140217287 - Semiconductor device and method of driving the same: To provide a semiconductor device and a driving method of the same that is capable of enlarging a signal amplitude value as well as increasing a range in which a linear input/output relationship operates while preventing a signal writing-in time from becoming long. The semiconductor device having an amplifying transistor... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

20140217288 - Photoconductive element, lens, terahertz emission microscope and method of producing device: [Solving Means] A photoconductive element includes a base material, electrodes and a film material. The base material has an incident surface on which a terahertz electromagnetic wave is incident, the terahertz electromagnetic wave generated by irradiating a device to be observed with a pulse laser generated from a light source.... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140217289 - Infrared detector: An infrared detector may include a substrate, a resonant unit spaced apart from the substrate, the resonant unit configured to generate heat by inducing resonance at a plurality of wavelengths of incident infrared light, a thermistor layer configured to support the resonant unit and be spaced apart from the resonant... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140217290 - Method for the non-destructive inspection of an organic-matrix composite material: A method for the non-destructive inspection of a part made from an organic-matrix composite material (CMO) includes the steps of: a) carrying out a surface inspection of the part by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIS), b) if step a) reveals a defect, carrying out in-depth inspections of the organic-matrix composite... Agent: Aircelle

20140217291 - Method of sensing gases during medical procedures: A method of sensing gases during medical procedures that includes electronically altering a gas-identification sensor, coupled with an electronic medical device, to selectively detect at least one of a plurality of gases, receiving the at least one of the plurality of gases in the electronic medical device, the electronic medical... Agent:

20140217292 - On-board diesel emissions diagnostic and monitoring system: An apparatus and system for monitoring and communicating emissions data for a diesel engine. An exhaust gas analyzer uses infrared light to measure the quantity of trace gases and particulates in an exhaust gas outlet from a diesel engine. The gas analyzer preferably includes a logic processor to interpret the... Agent:

20140217293 - Method for generating a pet or spect image dataset and hybrid imaging modality for this purpose: A method is disclosed for generating a PET or SPECT image dataset. In an embodiment, the method includes acquiring a plurality of PET or SPECT measurement signals from an examination region; acquiring a plurality of anatomy image datasets that show the examination region using a second imaging modality at the... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140217294 - Method for using lso background radiation as a transmission source using time of flight information: A method for using lutetium-based scintillator crystals' background beta decay emission in a positron emission tomography (PET) scanner as a transmission scan source for generating attenuation maps is disclosed.... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.

20140217295 - Planar and volumetric dosimeter with scintillating material for radiotherapy treatment using tomographic reconstruction: According to one aspect, a planar and volumetric dosimeter for use with a radiotherapy machine having a radiation source. The dosimeter includes a scintillating assembly including a plurality of scintillating optical fibers and configured to generate a light output in response to incident dose distribution thereon from the radiation source,... Agent:

20140217296 - Composition for reflective film, reflective film, and x-ray detector: Provided is a composition for reflective film comprising a polyvinyl acetal resin, an epoxidized vegetable oil, a solvent, a coupling agent and titanium oxide.... Agent: Toshiba Electron Tubes & Devices Co., Ltd.

20140217297 - Array of virtual frisch-grid detectors with common cathode and reduced length of shielding electrodes: A radiation detector system is disclosed that effectively solves the electron trapping problem by optimizing shielding of the individual virtual Frisch-grid detectors in an array configuration.... Agent: Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC

20140217299 - Euv high throughput inspection system for defect detection on patterned euv masks, mask blanks, and wafers: Inspection of EUV patterned masks, blank masks, and patterned wafers generated by EUV patterned masks requires high magnification and a large field of view at the image plane. An EUV inspection system can include a light source directed to an inspected surface, a detector for detecting light deflected from the... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation

20140217298 - Spectral purity filter and light monitor for an euv actinic reticle inspection system: An extreme ultraviolet (EUM) mask inspection system, comprising a light source to project EUV light along an optical axis, an illumination system to receive the EUV light from the source, the illumination system comprising a spectral purity filter (SPF), the SPF transmits a first portion of the EUV light along... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation

20140217300 - Dynamic high voltage bias for high pressure ion chambers: An environmental radiation monitor including a high pressure ionization chamber (HPIC) configured to produce a current signal responsive to gamma impingement. The monitor includes an electrometer electrically connected with the HPIC. The electrometer includes an electrical amplifier receiving the current signal. The electrical amplifier is configured to convert the current... Agent: General Electric Company

20140217301 - Instrument for assaying radiation: An instrument for assaying radiation includes a radiation sensor and a collimator that covers at least a portion of the radiation sensor. The collimator defines a first field of view to the radiation sensor. An insert in the collimator defines a second field of view to the radiation sensor that... Agent: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC

20140217302 - Matrix of pixels with programmable clusters: An imaging device comprising a matrix (10; 20; 30) of pixels (P(i,j); Q(i,j); R(i,j); X(i,j); Y(i,j)) organized in rows and columns, and a method for implementing said device. Each current pixel (P(i,j); Q(i,j); R(i,j); X(i,j); Y(i,j)) comprises: a row grouping switch (B(i,j)) making it possible to group the current pixel... Agent: Trixell

20140217303 - Particle beam system and method for operating the same: A particle beam system includes a charged particle beam source, a beam blanking module connectable to a data network, a focusing lens, a first beam deflection module connectable to the data network, a calculation module configured to determine a deflection time; and an encoding module.... Agent: Carl Zeiss Microscopy Gmbh

20140217304 - Multipole measurement apparatus: In order to provide a multipole measurement apparatus that can easily obtain table data for an aberration corrector that corrects the aberrations in a charged particle beam apparatus, the multipole measurement apparatus, which is provided with an optical system (10), a space into which an aberration corrector (6) is to... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation

20140217305 - Systems and methods providing electron beam writing to a medium: A method for electron-beam writing to a medium includes positioning the medium within an e-beam writing machine so that the medium is supported by a stage and is exposed to an e-beam source. The method also includes writing a pattern to the medium using a plurality of independently-controllable beams of... Agent:

20140217306 - Split drive assembly and guide sleeves for uv disinfection modules: The present invention is generally directed to a split drive assembly for an ultraviolet (UV) disinfection module comprising one or more UV lamps extending between one or more headers and a cleaning plate having openings therein arranged to substantially coincide with the UV lamps to permit movement of the cleaning... Agent:

20140217307 - Device for the hygienisation of medical instruments: In particular, the present invention relates to a hygienisation or sterilisation system (1) of a medical-healthcare instrument, comprising a hygienisation or sterilisation device (2) and a coupling member (3) associable to said medical-healthcare instrument, characterised in that the coupling between said coupling member (3) and said device (2) is actuated... Agent: Egohealth S.r.l.

20140217308 - Internally reflective chamber for flourescent radiation collection and concentration, and method for using the same: A system for collecting and analyzing maximized amounts of fluorescent radiation using frequency scattering ports or waveguides that absorb a desired size of wavelengths.... Agent:

20140217309 - Power system for dosimeter reader: Described is a portable dosimeter reader that is small in size and light in weight.... Agent: Landauer, Inc.

20140217310 - Target supply device: A target supply device according to an aspect of the present disclosure may include a target generator having a holding space and a first through-hole that communicates with the holding space, a porous filter having a thermal expansion coefficient that is substantially the same as a thermal expansion coefficient of... Agent: Gigaphoton Inc.

20140217311 - Chamber and extreme ultraviolet light generation apparatus: A chamber used in an extreme ultraviolet light generation apparatus that generates extreme ultraviolet light by irradiating a target material with a laser beam may include a chamber receptacle, a heat shield that is disposed within the chamber receptacle between a predetermined region where the target material turns into plasma... Agent: Gigaphoton Inc.

20140217312 - Leaf module for a multi-leaf collimator and multi-leaf collimator: A leaf module for a multi-leaf collimator comprises a leaf unit and a leaf drive unit. The leaf unit comprises a leaf for shielding beams from a selected area. The leaf unit is mounted displaceably in an adjusting direction with relation to the leaf drive unit. The leaf drive unit... Agent:

07/31/2014 > 52 patent applications in 39 patent subcategories.
07/24/2014 > 32 patent applications in 24 patent subcategories.

20140203166 - Automatically adjusting light shelf: One embodiment of a microcontroller (24) connected to light sensors (12) that measure the light conditions within a space to determine whether a light shelf (10) should be rotated about a hinge (20) automatically by a servomotor (18) in order to provide the most advantageous use of daylighting.... Agent:

20140203167 - Optical sensing interface with modulation gratings: This disclosure provides implementations of systems, devices, components, methods, and techniques for producing an optical sensing interface capable of detecting touches or gestures. In one aspect, an apparatus includes a light source, a photo-detector, and a substrate. The apparatus includes an emitting waveguide that extends at least partially over the... Agent: Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.

20140203168 - Contact state detection apparatus: A contact state detection apparatus which can accurately detect the pressed state of a contact body such as a probe against an object without damaging the contact body or the object includes a contact body approach section, a probe light source, an imaging device, and a computer unit. The contact... Agent:

20140203169 - Flat-field imaging system and methods of use: A method of aligning a plurality of targets is provided. The method includes generating a plurality of targets. A third phase includes the plurality of targets. The method further includes combining a first phase, a second phase, and the third phase in a volume. The first phase, the second phase,... Agent: Life Technologies Corporation

20140203170 - Imaging system: An imaging system includes: an illumination unit configured to emit illumination light for illuminating a subject; a light receiving unit in which pixels are arranged two-dimensionally, each pixel being configured to receive light and generate an electric signal by performing photoelectric conversion of the light; a readout unit configured to... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20140203171 - Photoelectric conversion device and fabrication method therefor: A photoelectric conversion device comprises a high-refractive-index portion at a position close to a photoelectric conversion element therein. And, the high-refractive-index portion has first and second horizontal cross-section surfaces. The first cross-section surface is at a position closer to the photoelectric conversion element rather than the second cross-section surface, and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140203172 - Rotary laser level with laser detection: A method of detecting a laser beam emitted by a laser tool includes receiving light via an optical window of a receiver unit, and directing the light received via the optical window onto a first light sensor array and a second light sensor array. At least one signal is output... Agent: Robert Bosch Tool Corporation

20140203173 - Methods, systems, and apparatus for sample illumination: Disclosed are methods and apparatus adapted to aid in an illumination of a test sample in a test vessel. The method includes sequencing multiple wavelength light sources by turning OFF all but the light source of interest and taking a reading. The illumination apparatus has a bracket with a first... Agent: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.

20140203175 - Optical i/o system using planar light-wave integrated circuit: Photonic components are placed on the processor package to bring the optical signal close to the processor die. The processor package includes a substrate to which the processor die is coupled, and which allows the processor die to connect to a printed circuit board. The processor package also includes transceiver... Agent:

20140203174 - Well tool having optical triggering device for controlling electrical power delivery: A method of controlling electrical power delivery to a well tool can include transmitting trigger light via an optical waveguide to a circuit in a well, and the circuit delivering the electrical power to the well tool in response to the circuit receiving the trigger light. A circuit for supplying... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140203176 - Systems and methods for real-time sampling and analysis of biomolecules beneath the surface of biological tissue: Provided are systems and methods for real-time sampling and analysis of biomolecules beneath the surface of biological/agricultural tissue/sample. A method for determining fatty acid profiles in agricultural products (for example, seeds) comprises using matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization (MALDI) mass spectroscopy or laser ablation electrospray ionization (LAESI) mass spectroscopy. The MALDI... Agent: Dow Agrosciences LLC

20140203177 - Resin type identification method and resin type identification apparatus: To obtain a resin type identification method and a resin type identification apparatus with which an optimum infrared reflection spectrum for identifying a resin piece can be selected and accurate identification processing can be performed successively on individual resin pieces even when the resin pieces are identified using a single... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140203179 - Apparatus, system and method for reading out x-ray information stored in storage phosphor plates: An apparatus and a corresponding system and method for reading out X-ray information stored in a storage phosphor plate, includes a receiving device, in particular a cassette, for receiving the storage phosphor plate, a removal device for removing the storage phosphor plate from the receiving device, and a reading device... Agent: Agfa Healthcare Nv

20140203178 - Position-sensitive detector for detecting photon or particle distributions: The present invention relates to a position-sensitive detector for detecting photon or particle distributions, in which the detector receiving surface (1) is formed by several detector cells (2) comprised of individual detector elements, which are connected with several readout channels (5). The allocation of detector cells (2) to the readout... Agent:

20140203180 - Scintillation detector with active light guide: A scintillation detector array includes a scintillator array comprising a plurality of scintillator elements, a photodetector array comprising a plurality of photodetector elements, an active light guide separating the scintillator array from the photodetector array. The active light guide formed of a scintillator material having different emission properties than the... Agent: University Of Manitoba

20140203181 - Apparatus and method for detection of radiation: Digital images or the charge from pixels in light sensitive semiconductor based imagers may be used to detect gamma rays and energetic particles emitted by radioactive materials. Methods may be used to identify pixel-scale artifacts introduced into digital images and video images by high energy gamma rays. Statistical tests and... Agent: Image Insight Inc.

20140203182 - Radiation detector: There is provided a radiation detector that appropriately corrects an offset within a minute read cell without increasing area while achieving high-speed measurement at a high counting rate. A radiation detector 100 having a plurality of single-photon-counting imaging cells includes, for each imaging cell, a photodiode 3 which is applied... Agent: Rigaku Corporation

20140203184 - Fluid medium sensor system and method: An apparatus employs a plurality of transducers distributed along a cable to sample a medium. Some of the transducers may be operated according to various sequences which specific wavelengths and/or magnitudes of emission of electromagnetic energy. Some of the transducers sample, detect or measure responses of the fluid medium to... Agent: Visualant, Inc.

20140203183 - Radiation generating tube, and radiation generating device and apparatus including the tube: A radiation generating tube includes an electron emitting source configured to emit an electron beam; a target configured to generate radiation when the target is irradiated with the electron beam; a rear shield body having a tube-shaped electron passage with openings thereof at each end of the passage, and being... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140203186 - Charged particle beam irradiation system and operating method of charged particle beam irradiation system: A charged particle beam irradiation system in which the energy, Bragg peak, and irradiation depth of a charged particle beam, with which a patient is to be irradiated, can be checked in real time just before actual irradiation. Just before the actual irradiation, by providing a high-speed steering magnet with... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20140203185 - Charged particle beam writing apparatus, method of adjusting beam incident angle to target object surface, and charged particle beam writing method: A charged particle beam writing apparatus according to one aspect of the present invention includes an emission unit to emit a charged particle beam, an electron lens to converge the charged particle beam, a blanking deflector, arranged backward of the electron lens with respect to a direction of an optical... Agent: Nuflare Technology, Inc.

20140203187 - Charged particle beam lithography system and target positioning device: The invention relates to a charged particle beam lithography system comprising: a charged particle optical column arranged in a vacuum chamber for projecting a charged particle beam onto a target, wherein the column comprises deflecting means for deflecting the charged particle beam in a deflection direction, a target positioning device... Agent:

20140203188 - Article sanitizer: A sanitizer for an article comprises an enclosure defining an internal space. A cage is mounted to the enclosure and extends into the internal space. A sanitizer bulb is disposed within the cage. At least one hanging element is fixed to the cage, the hanging element adapted to hang an... Agent:

20140203189 - Systems and methods for distinguishing optical signals of different modulation frequencies in an optical signal detector: Systems and method for detecting optical signals, and for discriminating optical signals emitted by an emission moiety that is excited by an associated excitation signal from background signals and other optical noise, employing digital techniques for determining the portion of a detected optical signal having a modulation frequency corresponding to... Agent: Gen-probe Incorporated

20140203191 - Method of observing samples with a fluorescent microscope: The invention relates to a method of inspecting parts of a sample on a TEM grid with a fluorescence microscope, as arises when performing correlative microscopy, more specifically for samples on a holey carbon grid. A problem occurs when imaging vitrified ice with sample material when the ice is heated... Agent: Fei Company

20140203190 - Optically active epoxy: An optically active composition is described. The composition may include a copolymer of two or more polyepoxides covalently linked by a fused arene.... Agent: Empire Technology Development LLC

20140203192 - Systems and methods for distinguishing optical signals of different modulation frequencies in an optical signal detector: Systems and method for detecting optical signals, and for discriminating optical signals emitted by an emission moiety that is excited by an associated excitation signal from background signals and other optical noise, employing digital techniques for determining the portion of a detected optical signal having a modulation frequency corresponding to... Agent: Gen-probe Incorporated

20140203193 - Radiation source: A radiation source having a nozzle configured to direct a stream of fuel droplets along a trajectory towards a plasma formation location, a laser configured to direct laser radiation at the fuel droplets at the plasma formation location to generate, in use, a radiation generating plasma. The nozzle has an... Agent: Asml Netherlands B.v.

20140203194 - System and method for generating extreme ultra violet light: A system for generating extreme ultraviolet light, in which a target material inside a chamber is irradiated with a laser beam to be turned into plasma, includes a first laser apparatus configured to output a first laser beam, a second laser apparatus configured to output a pedestal and a second... Agent: Gigaphoton Inc.

20140203195 - Thermal monitor for an extreme ultraviolet light source: A first temperature distribution that represents a temperature of an element adjacent to and distinct from a first optical element that is positioned to receive an amplified light beam is accessed. The accessed first temperature distribution is analyzed to determine a temperature metric associated with the element, the determined temperature... Agent: Cymer, Inc.

20140203196 - Thermal monitor for an extreme ultraviolet light source: A semiconductor laser device that enables flip-chip assembly by having an embedding section around a mesa section, and that has an improved emission lifetime, as well as a photoelectric converter and an optical information processing unit each having such a semiconductor laser device. The semiconductor laser device includes: a mesa... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140203197 - Apparatus for measuring positions of other apparatus and method therefor: Disclosed are an apparatus for measuring position of other apparatus and a method for the same. The apparatus may comprise at least one light emitting part transmitting a photo signal, at least one light receiving part receiving a photo signal transmitted from other apparatus, and a signal processing part controlling... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

07/17/2014 > 38 patent applications in 25 patent subcategories.

20140197303 - Focal plane array processing method and apparatus: A digital focal plane array includes an all-digital readout integrated circuit in combination with a detector array. The readout circuit includes unit cell electronics, orthogonal transfer structures, and data handling structures. The unit cell electronics include an analog to digital converter. Orthogonal transfer structures enable the orthogonal transfer of data... Agent:

20140197304 - Focus module and components with actuator: A focus module contains a boundary element and a focus element. The focus element includes a fluid and a deformable membrane, with the fluid being entrapped between the boundary element and the deformable membrane. The focus module also includes a pressure element, which is capable of deforming the focus element... Agent: Hand Held Products, Inc.

20140197301 - Global shutter image sensors with light guide and light shield structures: An image sensor operable in global shutter mode may include an array of image pixels. Each image pixel may include a photodiode for detecting incoming light and a separate storage diode for temporarily storing charge. To maximize the efficiency of the image pixel array, image pixels may include light guide... Agent: Aptina Imaging Corporation

20140197302 - Solid-state image sensor: A solid-state image sensor comprising a pixel array having a plurality of pixels, and a plurality of signal processing circuits each of which amplifies a signal of the pixel array, wherein each of the plurality of signal processing circuits comprises an operation amplifier having an input terminal and an output... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140197305 - Optical apparatus, light sensitive device with micro-lens and manufacturing method thereof: There is provided an optical apparatus including a substrate, a light emitting device, a light sensitive device and a plurality of micro-lenses. The light emitting device is disposed on the substrate and adapted to provide a light beam. The light sensitive device is disposed on the substrate and adapted to... Agent: Pixart Imaging Inc.

20140197306 - System and method for using a linear polarizer to reduce optical crosstalk for optical proximity sensors: An optical proximity sensor often emits light, and detects the photons in the returned light signal. Because light can be reflected and scattered by cover glass and ink layer printed on the cover glass, optical crosstalk is a concern for the optical proximity sensors. In one embodiment, the present disclosure... Agent: Ams Ag

20140197307 - High throughput pulse height analyzer: A method and system for acquiring spectral information from an energy sensitive nuclear detector is disclosed. The method includes detecting nuclear radiation at a detection device and generating an electronic input pulse indicative of energy deposited in the detection device. The method further includes integrating the electronic input pulse at... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140197308 - Function switching with fast asynchronous acquisition: A method of analysing a sample is disclosed comprising transmitting a first population of ions through a mass spectrometer and switching a state or mode of the mass spectrometer to produce a second population of ions. A sequential stream of mass spectra is acquired asynchronously with respect to switching the... Agent: Micromass Uk Limited

20140197309 - Systems and methods of detecting and demonstrating hair damage via evaluation of protein fragments: Embodiments of a method for demonstrating type and/or source of hair damage comprises extracting protein fragments from a hair sample with an aqueous solution, testing the resulting protein fragments with the MALDI-MS test, and then either comparing the results between a damaged sample and an undamaged sample or comparing the... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20140197312 - Electron microscope and sample observation method: The Foucault mode which is one method in Lorentz electron microscopy is required making a plurality of observations such as when reselecting the deflection components of the electron beam to form an image. This method not only required making plurality of adjustments to the optical system but was also incapable... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20140197310 - Method of analyzing a sample and charged particle beam device for analyzing a sample: The invention refers to a method and a charged particle beam device for analyzing an object using a charged particle beam interacting with the object. The object comprises a sample embedded in a resin. Interaction radiation in the form of cathodoluminescence light is detected for identifying areas in which the... Agent:

20140197311 - Sample carrier for an electron microscope: e

20140197313 - Charged-particle microscope: A charged-particle-beam device is characterized in having a control value for an aligner coil (29) being determined by: a coil current and an electrode applied-voltage at a control value for objectives (30, 31), which is an electromagnetic-field superposition lens; a control value for image-shift coils (27, 28); and the acceleration... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation

20140197314 - Method and apparatus for generating an infrared illumination beam with a variable illumination pattern: A method for generating an infrared (IR) beam for illuminating a scene to be imaged comprises providing at least two IR emitters, including a first IR emitter operable to emit a wide beam component of the IR beam, and a second IR emitter operable to emit a narrow beam component... Agent: Avigilon Corporation

20140197315 - Spectral variance compressive detection system, device, and process: An optical analysis system, optical device, and optical analysis process are disclosed. The system includes one or more optical filter mechanisms disposed to receive light from a light source and a detector mechanism in operative communication with the one or more optical filter mechanisms to measure properties of filtered light,... Agent: Cirtemo, Lld

20140197316 - Measurement and control of bitumen-containing process streams: A method and apparatus for analyzing a bitumen-containing process stream and controlling a process. The method including directing a beam of infrared light at the bitumen-containing process stream, capturing light corresponding to the infrared light after interaction with the bitumen-containing process stream, and analyzing the captured light to obtain a... Agent: Suncor Energy Inc.

20140197317 - Infrared sensors for electronic devices: An electronic device may be provided with proximity sensor capabilities for monitoring for the presence of nearby external objects. The electronic device may make temperature measurements such as measurements involving the monitoring of nearby objects for emitted blackbody light indicative of whether or not the external object is a heat-emitting... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140197318 - Infrared sensor array with interconnection type and manufacturing method of infrared sensor: An infrared sensor array with interconnection type, comprises a substrate, a plurality of circuit units, and a plurality of infrared sensing modules. The substrate defines several sensing segments. Each sensing segment has a base portion, a connecting portion, and a testing portion. The connecting portion is arranged between the base... Agent: Unimems Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

20140197319 - X-ray line detector and method for the production thereof: An X-ray line detector includes a housing and a predefined number of carrier modules having the same width disposed in the housing. A one-piece printed circuit board, on which a photodiode is arranged, is attached to each carrier module. Each printed circuit board is wider than an active area of... Agent:

20140197320 - Multiple timing measurements for positron emission tomography: Timing is determined in positron emission tomography (PET). Two or more different types of timing detection are used for each event. The difference in time from the different types of timing detection may indicate whether or not an error has occurred. An average difference or other typical offset difference may... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.

20140197321 - Composite gamma-neutron detection system: The present invention provides a gamma-neutron detector based on mixtures of thermal neutron absorbers that produce heavy-particle emission following thermal capture. The detector consists of one or more thin screens embedded in transparent hydrogenous light guides, which also serve as a neutron moderator. The emitted particles interact with the scintillator... Agent:

20140197322 - Multi-spot collection optics: Apparatus for detecting optical radiation emitted from an array of spots on an object. The apparatus includes a plurality of light guides having respective input ends and output ends, with the input ends ordered in a geometrical arrangement corresponding to the array of the spots. Relay optics collect and focus... Agent: Applied Materials Israel Ltd

20140197323 - Enclosure pressure relief mechanism inherent to case design: A radiation detection assembly includes an ionization chamber for detecting radiation. The ionization chamber includes a volume of pressurized gas. An exterior enclosure houses the ionization chamber within an interior volume. The exterior enclosure includes a frangible section. A relief assembly defines a gas flow path from the ionization chamber... Agent: General Electric Company

20140197324 - Methods to enhance nuclear spectroscopy analysis: Methods, systems and devices for estimating a parameter of interest from a gamma ray spectrum relating to a volume of matter using standard gamma ray spectra from reference samples, wherein there is at least one non-elemental characteristic that is different between the volume and at least one of the reference... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20140197325 - Charged particle beam lens and exposure apparatus using the same: An electrostatic charged particle beam lens includes an electrode including a flat plate having a first surface having a normal line extending in a direction of an optical axis and a second surface opposite to the first surface, the electrode having a through-hole extending from the first surface to the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140197326 - Charged particle beam writing method: A charged particle beam writing method comprising, an irradiation step of irradiating a sample with a charged particle beam emitted from a charged particle source, a first blanking step of performing the blanking while the charged particle beam is moved in a first direction from a position of the charged... Agent: Nuflare Technology, Inc.

20140197327 - High-voltage insulation device for charged-particle optical apparatus: A high-voltage insulation device (300) for use in a charged-particle optical apparatus comprises a plurality of rigid pillars (320) made of electrically insulating material. These pillars (320) are arranged around a central passage (310) which traverses the insulating device along its longitudinal axis (L), and the two ends of each... Agent: Ims Nanofabrication Ag

20140197329 - Ion beam device: To avoid a glow discharge during the use of a conventional gas ionization chamber, there is no alternative but to increase a gas pressure. Therefore, while a conventional gas ionization chamber is used, an ion current cannot be increased by raising a gas introduction pressure. An object of the present... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation

20140197328 - Ion beam system and method of operating an ion beam system:

20140197330 - Vibration isolation module and substrate processing system: The invention relates to a vibration isolation module (101) for a lithographic apparatus or an inspection apparatus. The module comprises a support frame (102), an intermediate body (103) and a support body (104) for accommodating the lithographic apparatus. The intermediate body is connected to the support frame by means of... Agent: Mapper LithographyIPB.v.

20140197331 - Charged particle device: A charged particle device includes a cylindrical column (102), a charged particle beam optical system disposed in the column; a sample stage (103) disposed on the column, and a support device (211, 212) supporting the column. The support device includes a simply supported structure that simply supports the column at... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation

20140197332 - Ion generator: Two flow passages are provided for allowing the passage of air sent out from a blower in the same direction individually and discharging the air to outside. An ion generation unit for generating positive ions by only corona discharge is arranged at one flow passage, and an ion generation unit... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20140197333 - Mass analyser interface: A mass analyzer includes a desolvation chamber into which an upstream gas is injected to provide a counter-flow to said downstream flow in the chamber. The counter-flow may slow the downstream flow of solvated ionized particles in the chamber, while allowing lighter desolvated ions to travel toward an outlet aperture... Agent: Ionics Mass Spectrometry Group Inc.

20140197334 - Ir spectrometry cell with temperature control means: A sample cell for IR spectrophotometric analysis of a liquid sample is provided. The sample cell comprises two substantially parallel transparent plates enclosing a cavity for holding the liquid sample, and a temperature control loop for controlling a temperature of the liquid sample in the cavity. The temperature control loop... Agent: Delta Instruments B.v.

20140197335 - Methods, systems and devices for detecting insects and other pests: We describe a method for detection of the presence of an invertebrate or an invertebrate component in a sample of substantially non invertebrate material, comprising impinging said sample with a source of electromagnetic radiation at a wavelength of at least 600 nm and detecting Raman scattering/fluorescence of said invertebrate or... Agent: University Of East Anglia

20140197336 - Electron gun and charged particle beam device: The objective of the present application is to suppress the occurrence of flares and to reduce the amount of secondary electrons arising at an aperture provided to the lead-out electrode of an electron gun. By coating a thin film having a low rate of secondary electron emission such as carbon... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation

20140197337 - Low power self-limiting input circuit: An input circuit for an input module having a plurality of inputs is disclosed. Each input circuit has a reduced number of components, providing for an increased number of inputs within an input module of comparable size to prior art input modules. Alternately, the input module may have a like... Agent: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.

20140197338 - Opto-isolator including a vertical cavity surface emitting laser: An opto-isolator is disclosed that include a vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL), a photodetector and a package enclosing the VCSEL and the photodetector. The photodetector is optically coupled to the VCSEL and configured to receive an output optical signal generated by the VCSEL.... Agent: Finisar Corporation

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