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07/10/2014 > 37 patent applications in 29 patent subcategories.

20140191108 - Alignment system and extreme ultraviolet light generation system: An alignment system for a laser apparatus includes a guide laser device outputting a guide laser beam, an adjusting mechanism adjusting travel directions of the guide laser beam and a laser beam from the laser apparatus, a beam path combiner controlling travel directions of the laser beam and the guide... Agent: Gigaphoton Inc.

20140191107 - Method and apparatus for adjusting an aperture in an optical system: An aperture adjusting apparatus is provided. The aperture adjusting apparatus includes: a variable part of which an aperture size varies; an optical sensor configured to sense light incident to the variable device part and light output from the variable device part; an aperture calculator configured to calculate a size of... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140191109 - Assay apparatuses, methods and reagants: Apparatuses, systems, method, reagents, and kits for conducting assays as well as process for their preparation are described. They are particularly well suited for conducting automated analysis in a multi-well plate assay format.... Agent:

20140191110 - Proximity sensors with smudge detection capabilities: An electronic device may be provided with a touch screen display that is controlled based on information from a proximity sensor attached underneath a display layer. The proximity sensor may have a light source that emits infrared light and a light detector that detects reflected infrared light. When the electronic... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140191111 - Accumulating optical detector with shutter emulation: An optical detector is disclosed, having a plurality of detector cells, each detector cell comprising a light sensor, a charge accumulator, and a switch interposed between the light sensor and the charge accumulator; wherein the light sensor produces electrical current when illuminated by electromagnetic radiation, the charge accumulator accumulate electric... Agent: Dcg Systems, Inc.

20140191112 - Solid-state imaging apparatus: A solid-state imaging apparatus includes a pixel unit which has a plurality of pixels disposed in a two-dimensional matrix shape, wherein each of the pixels that a photoelectrical conversion element which generates a photoelectrical conversion signal corresponding to an amount of incident light disposed on a first substrate, and which... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20140191113 - System and method for color imaging with integrated plasmonic color filters: A device for color imaging including an optical sensor having light sensitive pixels with a metal film disposed over the light sensitive pixels. The metal film has a group of nano-holes arranged over the pixels according to a periodic lattice formation and is configured to pass light of a preselected... Agent:

20140191114 - Proximity sensor and method of sensing a distance of an object from a proximity sensor: A proximity sensor may include an array of Geiger mode avalanche photodiodes, each including an anode contact and a cathode contact. A common cathode contact may be coupled to the cathode contacts of the array to define a first connection lead at a back side of the array. A common... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.i.

20140191115 - Spad sensor circuit with biasing circuit: A deep SPAD structure uses the substrate as the anode terminal of its multiplication p-n junction. A bias voltage for the SPAD (in excess of the SPAD's breakdown voltage) is coupled to the SPAD's cathode terminal. The bias voltage is generated by a charge pump circuit which is also integrated... Agent: Stmicroelectronics (research & Development) Limited

20140191117 - Chromatography system with led-based light source: A detector system having a single emitter body. The emitter body has a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) for emitting a plurality of wavelengths. Each LED adapted to emit a different wavelength of light. A broadband filter is adapted to receive the plurality of wavelengths. A detector arrangement adapted... Agent: Bio-rad Laboratories, Inc.

20140191116 - Wavelength tunable interference filter, method for manufacturing wavelength tunable interference filter, optical module, and electronic apparatus: A wavelength tunable interference filter includes an electrostatic actuator that changes the dimension of a gap between a fixed reflection film and a movable reflection film, a fixed drawn electrode and a movable drawn electrode that are connected to the electrostatic actuator, and a third substrate having a top surface... Agent:

20140191118 - Apparatus and system for measuring flicker of display panel: An apparatus and a system for measuring flicker of a display panel are disclosed. The apparatus comprises a light guide tube, a measuring probe for flicker measurement, and an optical device for diverging fight. The light guide tube comprises an opening at a first end and an opening at a... Agent:

20140191119 - Single track three-channel encoder with differential index: 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 GeneralIP(singapore) Pte. Ltd.

20140191120 - Fiberoptic systems and methods for formation monitoring: A disclosed formation monitoring system includes a casing that defines an annular space within a borehole. An array of electromagnetic field sensors is positioned in the annular space and configured to communicate with the surface via a fiberoptic cable. A computer coupled to the fiberoptic cable receives said measurements and... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. ("hesi")

20140191121 - Timing device and method: The present invention provides a timing device, especially a timing device for use in mass spectrometers, for example TOF mass spectrometers, for processing trigger signal data containing a trigger signal indicating the occurrence of a trigger event, the timing device having: a trigger signal deserialiser configured to receive trigger signal... Agent: Kratos Analytical Limited

20140191123 - Ion guide coupled to maldi ion source: A pulsed ion source is disclosed wherein the ion source is energised one or more times to generate a first group of ions and a second group of ions. The first and second groups of ions are simultaneously transmitted through an ion guide whilst keeping the first and second groups... Agent: Micromass Uk Limited

20140191122 - Mass analyser: A mass analyser comprises: an electrical field generator, providing a time-varying electric field for injection of ions to be analysed, excitation of ions to be analysed or both; first and second detection electrodes, each of which receives a respective voltage pickup due to the time-varying electric field and provides a... Agent: Thermo Fisher Scientific (bremen) Gmbh

20140191124 - Arrangement for a removable ion-optical assembly in a mass spectrometer: Presented is a mass spectrometer comprising an ion path along which ions are transported between different sections of the mass spectrometer, and further comprising an arrangement with a receptacle being located along the ion path in the mass spectrometer and a complementary mount for carrying a removable ion-optical assembly, such... Agent:

20140191127 - Contamination reduction electrode for particle detector: A charged particle detector arrangement is described. The detector arrangement includes a detection element and a collector electrode configured to collect charged particles released from the detection element upon impact of signal charged particles.... Agent: Ict Integrated Circuit Testing Gesellschaft F&#xfc R Halbleiterpr&#xfc Ftechnik Gmbh

20140191126 - Method of depositing protective structures: A process of preparing a lamella from a substrate includes manufacturing a protection strip on an edge portion of the lamella to be prepared from the substrate, and preparing the lamella, wherein the manufacturing the protection strip includes a first phase of activating a surface area portion of the substrate,... Agent: Carl Zeiss Microscopy Gmbh

20140191125 - Sample block holder: A sample holder assembly includes a sample tray, a base plate, a stage mount, and a calibration standard mounted onto the stage mount. Three mating structures on the bottom of the base plate mate with corresponding structures on a stage mount that is attached to the sample stage of the... Agent: Fei Company

20140191128 - Emitter, gas field ion source, and ion beam device: Provided is an ion source emitter that does not cause significant extraction voltage changes even when an apex portion of the emitter is repeatedly regenerated. The emitter has a shape of a triangular pyramid with the single atom at the apex. An apex portion of the emitter is substantially shaped... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation

20140191129 - Fresnel lens and pyroelectricity sensor module including the same: A Fresnel lens and a pyroelectricity sensor module are provided. The Fresnel lens includes unit lens groups having different refractive indexes, and each of the unit lens groups includes unit lenses. Between two unit lenses of the same unit lens group at least one unit lens included in a different... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140191130 - Remote measurement system and method for pesticide fog distribution and drifting tendency in aerial pesticide application: Disclosed are a remote measurement system and method for pesticide fog distribution and drifting tendency in aerial pesticide application, which relate to the technical field of hazardous substance monitoring. The system comprises: a collection module, used for collecting infrared radiation in a detected area, and enabling the infrared radiation to... Agent: Beijing Research Center For Information Technology In Agriculture

20140191131 - Terahertz wave generator and terahertz wave measurement method: Excitation light of two wavelengths is incident to an optical crystal from a first face side, and a terahertz wave THzb is generated from a second face, and the excitation light that has passed through the optical crystal is reflected, made incident to the optical crystal from the second face... Agent: Arkray, Inc.

20140191132 - Method of timing laser beam pulses to regulate extreme ultraviolet light dosing: Described herein are embodiments of a method to control energy dose output from a laser-produced plasma extreme ultraviolet light system by adjusting timing of fired laser beam pulses. During stroboscopic firing, pulses are timed to lase droplets until a dose target of EUV has been achieved. Once accumulated EUV reaches... Agent: Cymer, Inc.

20140191133 - Method of timing laser beam pulses to regulate extreme ultraviolet light dosing: Described herein are embodiments of a method to control energy dose output from a laser-produced plasma extreme ultraviolet light system by adjusting timing of fired laser beam pulses. During stroboscopic firing, pulses are timed to lase droplets until a dose target of EUV has been achieved. Once accumulated EUV reaches... Agent: Cymer, Inc.

20140191134 - Ion induced impact ionization detector and uses thereof: Disclosed are systems, devices and methodologies relating to an ion induced impact ionization detector and uses thereof. In certain implementations, the detector can include a dielectric layer having one or more wells. An anode layer defining apertures to accommodate the openings of the wells can be disposed on one side... Agent: Loma Linda University Medical Center

20140191135 - Neutron backscatter instrument: Disclosed is an instrument for detecting neutron backscatter from an object including a source of neutrons (12), a neutron detector (14) capable of detecting thermal neutrons and a housing (10) which is impervious to water and having at least one external operating surface (20) for placing adjacent the object, the... Agent:

20140191136 - Photon counting imaging method and device with instant retrigger capability: A method for photon counting imaging with improved high-rate counting performance includes the step of applying an instant retrigger capability with adjustable dead time in cells of the detector array and operates an apparatus using a layer of photo-sensitive material, an L×K array of photodetector elements arranged in the layer... Agent:

20140191137 - Anti-fouling surface, and radiation source assembly and fluid treatment system comprising same: An element having an immersible portion for contact with an aqueous liquid, the immersible portion having a contact surface for contact with the aqueous liquid, the contact surface configured to have strong acidity, a radiation (e.g., ultraviolet radiation) source assembly, a radiation (e.g., ultraviolet radiation) source module and a fluid... Agent: Trojan Technologies

20140191138 - Monochromator-based and filter-based detection system: A system is provided for performing filter-based and monochromator-based measurements. The system includes a light source and a plurality of detectors. An excitation monochromator outputs a selected wavelength component of the excitation light. Emitted light from a sample follows a selected emission optical path. An emission monochromator outputs a selected... Agent: Molecular Devices, LLC

20140191139 - Conjugates of nano-diamond and magnetic or metallic particles: Techniques for imaging a characteristic of a sample with a plurality of conjugates of diamond-metallic nanoparticles having a nitrogen vacancy center. The plurality of conjugates can be exposed to a sample and the nitrogen vacancy centers can be optically pumped. One or more microwave pulses can be applied to the... Agent: The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York

20140191140 - Systems and methods for altering visual acuity: Provided are methods, systems, and apparatus for altering a modulation transfer function of an imaging system. The described methods, systems and apparatus can be used to temporarily alter visual acuity of a subject.... Agent: Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System

20140191141 - Controlling electromagnetic radiation in a data center: Controlling electromagnetic (‘EM’) radiation in a data center having a number EM sections, including: receiving, by an EM controller, a specification of preferred EM radiation characteristics for the data center; and setting, by the EM controller, a state of each EM section in accordance with the specification, where the state... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140191142 - Nuclear fusion reactor first wall component and production process thereof: A nuclear fusion reactor first wall component includes a copper alloy element, an intermediate metal layer made from niobium and a beryllium element, directly in contact with the intermediate metal layer. The intermediate niobium layer is further advantageously associated with a mechanical stress-reducing layer formed by a metal chosen from... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

20140191143 - Optocoupler: An optocoupler is disclosed including a receiving unit, a metal bump, a substrate, a transparent light guiding block, a light emitting unit, and a transmitting unit. The metal bump is formed on the receiving unit and connects to the substrate. The transmitting unit is electrically connected to the light emitting... Agent: Capella Microsystems (taiwan), Inc.

07/03/2014 > 50 patent applications in 36 patent subcategories.

20140183331 - Photoelectric conversion module: A photoelectric conversion module includes a lens unit, a circuit board, and a photoelectric unit. The lens unit is positioned on the circuit board. The photoelectric unit is connected electrically with the circuit board and is optically coupled with the lens unit. A groove is defined on the circuit board.... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140183335 - A/d conversion circuit and solid-state imaging device: In an A/D conversion circuit and a solid-state imaging device, a latch circuit is in a disable state until a first timing at which an output signal of a comparison unit has been inverted, and is in an enable state until a second timing at which a delay time of... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20140183333 - Conversion circuitry for reducing pixel array readout time: An image sensor includes a pixel array having pixels arranged in rows and columns, a first successive-approximation-register (“SAR”) analog-to-digital-converter (“ADC”), a second SAR ADC, and first and second control circuitry. The first SAR ADC includes a first capacitor array (“FCA”) that shares a first common terminal coupled to a first... Agent: Omnivision Technologies, Inc.

20140183338 - Depth pixel of three-dimensional image sensor and three-dimensional image sensor including the same: A depth pixel includes a photo detection unit, an ambient light removal current source, a driving transistor and a select transistor. The photo detection unit is configured to generate a light current based on a received light reflected from a subject, the received light including an ambient light component. The... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140183334 - Image sensor for light field device and manufacturing method thereof: An image sensor for light field devices includes a plurality of sub-microlenses, a space layer, and a plurality of main microlenses. The space layer is disposed on the sub-microlenses, and the main microlenses are disposed on the space layer. The diameter of each of the main microlenses exceeds that of... Agent: Visera Technologies Company Limited

20140183332 - Imager with column readout: An array (31) comprising a plurality of pixels (Pi,j) for detecting radiation, the pixels (Pi,j) being arranged in rows and columns is typically arranged for reading out pixel information on a row-by-row basis. According to the present invention, the array (31) is furthermore provided with selectable means for moving pixel... Agent: Harvest Imaging Bvba

20140183337 - Multi scene depth photo sensitive device, system thereof, scene depth expanding method, and optical imaging system: The present invention relates to a multi-depth-of-field light-sensing device, a system, a depth of field extension method, and an optical imaging system. The multi-depth-of-field light-sensing device includes at least two light-sensing pixel layers capable of inducing a light source, where the at least two light-sensing pixel layers are arranged at... Agent:

20140183336 - Reference signal generating circuit, ad conversion circuit, and imaging device: A reference signal generating circuit, an AD conversion circuit, and an imaging device are provided. A clock generating unit includes a delay section including delay units, each of which delays an input signal and outputs a delayed signal, and outputs a low-order phase signal based on a signal output from... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20140183339 - Solid state photomultiplier with improved pulse shape readout: Exemplary embodiments are directed to shaping a readout pulse from a solid state photomultiplier (SSPM). A readout pulse can be received from the SSPM at an input of a buffer amplifier. The readout pulse can have a discharge portion with a discharge rate and a recharge portion with a recharge... Agent: General Electric Company

20140183340 - Optically controlled mems switch and method of using the same: The present embodiments are directed towards the optical control of switching an electrical assembly. For example, in an embodiment, an electrical package is provided. The electrical package generally includes a micro electromechanical systems (MEMS) device configured to interface with an electrical assembly, the MEMS device being operable to vary the... Agent: General Electric Company

20140183342 - Electronic devices with light sensors and displays: An electronic device is provided with a display and a light sensor that receives light that passes through the display. The display includes features that increase the amount of light that passes through the display. The features may be translucency enhancement features that allow light to pass directly through the... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140183341 - Optical encoded nondestructive inspection: This invention applies optical sensing technology with an ultrasound inspection system to associate encoded position data with the inspection data. The compact electronics of the optical system can be attached to the inspection assembly to allow fully encoded position information to be associated with the ultrasonic, eddy current, or other... Agent: Areva Np Inc.

20140183343 - Interlocked collimators for a medical linear accelerator: An apparatus for detecting small field circular collimators when connected to a linear accelerator machine (LINAC). Each small field circular collimator is provided with some uniquely identifying trait depending upon its size. The adaptor of LINAC includes sensors to detect the uniquely identifying trait of the small field circular collimator.... Agent: Aktina Corp.

20140183344 - Hybrid optical coupling module and manufacturing method thereof: The hybrid optical coupling module includes an optical unit configured to include an optical transmission means that transmits an optical signal, and an array lens that is bonded at a point where the optical signal of the optical transmission means is output and focuses the output optical signal, and an... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140183345 - High resolution encoder head: A measurement system (22) for measuring the position of a work piece (28) along a first axis includes a grating (234), and an encoder head (238) that directs a first measurement beam (240) at the grating (234) at a first angle, and directs a second measurement beam (242) at the... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20140183346 - Position detection apparatus, drive control apparatus, and lens apparatus: A position detection apparatus includes a signal output configured to output a plurality of signals, the position detection apparatus detecting a relative position of a position detection target from a reference position on the basis of the plurality of signals, a relative position detection unit configured to detect the relative... Agent:

20140183347 - Multiple ion injection in mass spectrometry: This invention relates to mass spectrometry that includes ion trapping in at least one of the stages of mass analysis. In particular, although not exclusively, this invention relates to tandem mass spectrometry where precursor ions and fragment ions are analysed. A method of mass spectrometry is provided comprising the sequential... Agent: Thermo Finnigan LLC

20140183349 - Ion source using spindt cathode and electromagnetic confinement: An ion source for use in a radiation generator tube includes a back passive cathode electrode, a passive anode electrode downstream of the back passive cathode electrode, a magnet adjacent the passive anode electrode, and a front passive cathode electrode downstream of the passive anode electrode. The front passive cathode... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140183348 - Ion source with cathode having an array of nano-sized projections: An ion source for use in a particle accelerator includes at least one cathode. The at least one cathode has an array of nano-sized projections and an array of gates adjacent the array of nano-sized projections. The array of nano-sized projections and the array of gates have a first voltage... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140183353 - Analysis device, analysis method, and storage medium: An analysis device includes a sample substance spectrum acquisition unit that acquires a plurality of sample substance spectra obtained a plurality of times for a sample substance; a storage unit that stores a plurality of reference spectra for a known substance; a first evaluation value calculation unit that calculates a... Agent: Shiseido Company, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan And Bio Chromato, Inc.,

20140183350 - Compact mass spectrometer: Mass spectrometers and methods for measuring information about samples using mass spectrometry are disclosed.... Agent: 908 Devices Inc.

20140183351 - Ion generation using modified wetted porous materials: The invention generally relates to ion generation using modified wetted porous materials. In certain aspects, the invention generally relates to systems and methods for ion generation using a wetted porous substrate that substantially prevents diffusion of sample into the substrate. In other aspects, the invention generally relate to ion generation... Agent: Purdue Research Foundation

20140183352 - Parallel mass analysis: A system and method of mass spectrometry is provided. Ions from an ion source are stored in a first ion storage device and in a second ion storage device. Ions are ejected from the first ion storage device to a first mass analysis device during a first ejection time period,... Agent: Thermo Fisher Scientific (bremen) Gmbh

20140183354 - Flight time based mass microscope system for ultra high-speed multi mode mass analysis: The present invention aims to provide a time-of-flight based mass microscope system for an ultra-high speed multi-mode mass analysis, for using a laser beam or an ion beam simultaneously to enable both a low molecular weight analysis such as for drugs/metabolome/lipids/peptides and a high molecular weight analysis such as for... Agent: Korea Research Institute Of Standards And Science

20140183355 - High pressure mass spectrometry systems and methods: Mass spectrometers and methods for measuring information about samples using mass spectrometry are disclosed.... Agent: 908 Devices Inc.

20140183356 - Integrated method to analyze crystals in deposits: A method to analyze crystals in a deposit on a surface of a nuclear generating station heating surface, wherein the method extracts a sample of material from the surface of the nuclear generating station heating surface and also includes conducting at least one of a high resolution scanning electron microscope/energy... Agent:

20140183357 - Process for performing automated mineralogy: A method and system for determining the mineral content of a sample using an electron microscope. The method includes directing an electron beam toward an area of interest of a sample, the area of interest comprising an unknown composition of minerals. The working distance between the backscattered electron detector of... Agent:

20140183358 - Phase plate and method of fabricating same: A method of fabricating a phase plate, for use in a transmission electron microscope, with simple process steps is offered. The method includes a step (S100) of forming a first layer on a substrate, a step (S102) of patterning the first layer to form through-holes extending through the first layer,... Agent: Jeol Ltd.

20140183359 - Digital rate meter and radiation monitoring system using digital rate meter: An embodiment of a digital rate meter is connected to a digital detection unit that measures radiation based on a detector signal output from a radiation detector and transmits, for each transmission period, a transmission signal including a count value. The digital rate meter has a reception section that receives... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140183360 - Long-distance polarization and phase-sensitive optical time-domain reflectometry based on random laser amplification: A long-distance polarization and phase-sensitive reflectometry based on random laser amplification for extending a sensing distance includes a long-distance polarization and phase-sensitive reflectometry of a distributed Raman amplification based on optical fiber random lasers generated by unilateral pumps, a long-distance polarization and phase-sensitive reflectometry of a distributed Raman amplification based... Agent: University Of Electronic Science And Technology Of China

20140183361 - Ir sensor with increased surface area: Sensors, systems including sensors, and methods of using such sensors and systems are provided. In one aspect, a sensor includes a sensor element at least partially positioned within the housing. The sensor element includes a plurality of interconnected segments with each segment comprising a pyroelectric crystal and wherein the sensor... Agent: Illinois Tool Works Inc.

20140183362 - Short-wave infrared super-continuum lasers for detecting counterfeit or illicit drugs and pharmaceutical process control: A system and method for using near-infrared or short-wave infrared (SWIR) light sources for identification of counterfeit drugs may perform spectroscopy using a super-continuum laser to provide detection in a non-contact and non-destructive manner at stand-off or remote distances with minimal sample preparation. Also, near-infrared or SWIR light may penetrate... Agent: Omni Medsci, Inc.

20140183363 - Wavefront measuring apparatus, wavefront measuring method, and object measuring apparatus: The present invention provides a wavefront measuring apparatus and method, and object measuring apparatus which can increase resolution of wavefronts of electromagnetic wave pulses without being limited by the number of detecting elements. An embodiment of the present invention includes a detecting part detecting electric field strength of an electromagnetic... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140183364 - System and method for detecting infrared radiation: A method for detecting infrared radiation by using an array of bolometers. The following steps are used to read a bolometer of the array of bolometers: biasing the bolometer at a predetermined voltage in order to make current flow through the bolometer; subtracting a common-mode current from the current that... Agent: Ulis

20140183365 - Measurement of industrial products manufactured by extrusion techniques: The invention relates to an apparatus for monitoring extruded products moving in an inline extrusion process so as to affect quality control of the process by continuously measuring dimensional parameters and determining the existence of contaminants in the extrusion. The apparatus makes use of Terahertz radiation, which is adapted to... Agent: Proton Products International Limited

20140183366 - Thermo-optical array devices and methods of processing thermo-optical array devices: Thermo-optical array devices and methods of processing thermo-optical array devices are disclosed. One method of processing thermo-optical array devices includes forming an (001) oriented titanium dioxide material on a bolometer material, and forming a vanadium dioxide material on the (001) oriented titanium dioxide material. One thermo-optical array device includes a... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140183367 - Display device: This technique provides a display device including an optical unit that is located at a lower section of a housing accommodating a display panel. The optical unit has a unit main body that includes a plurality of light guide members integrally provided at a base, and a case accommodating the... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140183368 - Radiographic image reading device, computer readable medium, and radiographic image reading method: A radiographic image reading device includes: a casing that has a conveyance inlet/outlet for conveying in and conveying out a storage phosphor sheet on which a radiographic image is recorded, and a discharge outlet for discharging the storage phosphor sheet; an image reading unit that reads the radiographic image recorded... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140183369 - Use of flat panel microchannel photomultipliers in sampling calorimeters with timing: Large-area, flat-panel photo-detectors with sub-nanosecond time resolution based on microchannel plates are provided. The large-area, flat-panel photo-detectors enable the economic construction of sampling calorimeters with, for example, enhanced capability to measure local energy deposition, depth-of-interaction, time-of-flight, and/or directionality of showers. In certain embodiments, sub-nanosecond timing resolution supplies correlated position and... Agent: The University Of Chicago

20140183370 - X-ray line detector: An X-ray line detector includes a housing having an upper part a lower part and a linear inlet slot for X-ray radiation to be detected. At least one detector element including a plurality of linearly arranged photodiodes is disposed opposite the inlet slot. Each photodiode is arranged on a printed... Agent:

20140183371 - Photon counting detector: A detector array includes at least one direct conversion detector pixel (114-114M) configured to detect photons of poly-chromatic ionizing radiation. The pixel includes a cathode layer (116), an anode layer (118) including an anode electrode (118-118 M ) for each of the at least one detector pixels, a direct conversion... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140183372 - System and method for ionizing radiation detection: An ionizing radiation detection system can include a self-quenching sensing element having a substantially sealed enclosure containing a plurality of gases. The plurality of gases can include an ionizing gas to ionize in response to receiving a particle of ionizing radiation. The plurality of gases can also include a halogen... Agent: Saint-gobain Ceramics & Plastic, Inc.

20140183373 - Portable radiation image capturing apparatus and radiation image capturing system: A portable radiation image capturing apparatus is described. In the portable radiation image capturing apparatus multiple image capturing elements are two-dimensionally arranged, the apparatus is provided with a current detecting means for detecting a current flowing in the apparatus, a read-out circuit having a power supply mode in which the... Agent: Konica Minolta Inc

20140183374 - X-ray imaging apparatus, medical image processing apparatus, x-ray imaging method and medical image processing method: According to one embodiment, an X-ray imaging apparatus includes an X-ray image acquisition unit, a reference position acquisition part and a condition setting part. The X-ray image acquisition unit is configured to acquire frames of two dimensional X-ray image data corresponding to mutually different X-ray exposure directions using an imaging... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140183375 - Flowthrough labyrinth device for use in detection of radiation in fluids and method of using same: The present invention provides a continuous flowthrough labyrinth device that has a detector well formed therein in which a radiation detection device may be placed. The continuous flowthough labyrinth device allows a fluid sample to be introduced into the flow path of the device so that the fluid sample evenly... Agent:

20140183376 - Ion source using heated cathode and electromagnetic confinement: An ion source for use in a radiation generator tube includes a back passive cathode electrode, a passive anode electrode downstream of the back passive cathode electrode, a magnet adjacent the passive anode electrode, and a front passive cathode electrode downstream of the passive anode electrode. The front passive cathode... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140183377 - Electronic gadget disinfection: A solution for disinfecting electronic devices is provided. An ultraviolet radiation source is embedded within an ultraviolet absorbent case. While the electronic device is within the ultraviolet absorbent case, ultraviolent radiation is directed at the electronic device. A monitoring and control system monitors a plurality of attributes for the electronic... Agent: Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.

20140183378 - Power system for dosimeter reader: Described is a portable dosimeter reader that is small in size and light in weight.... Agent: Landauer, Inc.

20140183379 - System and method for generating extreme ultraviolet light: A system includes a chamber, a laser beam apparatus configured to generate a laser beam to be introduced into the chamber, a laser controller for the laser beam apparatus to control at least a beam intensity and an output timing of the laser beam, and a target supply unit configured... Agent: Gigaphoton Inc.

20140183380 - Measuring unit and gas analyzing apparatus: A measurement unit used in an analyzing apparatus for measuring concentrations of component gases in a sample gas comprises a light emitting unit configured to emit a measurement light to the sample gas, a light receiving unit configured to receive the measurement light on a light receiving plane, a purge... Agent: Horiba, Ltd.

06/26/2014 > 50 patent applications in 33 patent subcategories.

20140175260 - Solar tracker, sun tracking method, solar power generator, and controller: A solar tracker comprises: a measuring section which measures the quantity of electric power generated by a solar panel; a solar position getting section which gets information about the theoretical solar position; a driving section which changes the orientation of the solar panel; a dither control section which measures a... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140175261 - Methods and systems for detecting a sensor-off condition using interference components: A physiological monitoring system may use photonic signals at one or more wavelengths to determine physiological parameters. During monitoring, a physiological sensor may become improperly positioned, which may affect the physiological attenuation of the photonic signals, and accordingly a detected light signal. The detected light signal may include an ambient... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140175262 - Optical analysis device, optical analysis method and computer program for optical analysis using single light-emitting particle detection: There is provided optical analysis techniques in the scanning molecule counting method using the light measurement with a confocal or multiphoton microscope in which the measuring unit time in the light measurement is set to an appropriate value in order to surely detect an approximately bell shape profile of the... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20140175263 - Method for driving image pickup device, method for correcting digital signal, image pickup device, method for driving image capturing system, and image capturing system: There are provided a method for driving an image pickup device, a method for correcting a digital signal, an image pickup device, a method for driving an image capturing system, and an image capturing system. Digital signals are generated on the basis of a potential at an input node of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140175264 - Pixel structure and reset scheme: An image sensor that includes a pixel array with image pixels with conditional reset circuitry. The pixels can be reset by a combination of row select and column reset signals, which implements the reset function while minimizing the number of extra signal lines. The pixels may also include pinned photodiodes.... Agent: Rambus Inc.

20140175265 - Spectral imaging device and method to calibrate the same: A solid-state spectral imaging device is described. The device includes an image sensor and a plurality of optical filters directly processed on top of the image sensor. Each optical filter includes a first mirror and a second mirror defining an optical filter cavity having a fixed height. Each optical filter... Agent: Imec

20140175266 - Circuit board assembly employed in optical connector: A circuit board assembly includes a printed circuit board (PCB), at least two laser diodes, a number of first bonding wires, at least two photo diodes and a number of second bonding wires. The PCB includes a mounting surface, a first connecting pad, and a second connecting pad, both the... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140175267 - Method and apparatus for generation of arbitrary waveforms with large bandwidth and long time apertures: Techniques for producing an arbitrary broadband waveform include storing a first waveform in a circulating coherent storage device. A next waveform is generated. A shifted replica is generated by shifting, by a frequency shift one of the next waveform or the waveform in the storage device. A combined waveform is... Agent: S2 Corporation

20140175268 - Optical fiber assembly capable of detecting light intensity: The first collimating portions are positioned on the incident surface. The second collimating portions are positioned on the first emergent surface. The third collimating portions are positioned on the second emergent surface. Each light emitting element faces one of the first collimating portions for emitting light beams. Each light receiving... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140175269 - Optical fiber orientation detection method and apparatus: A method is provided for detecting an orientation of an optical fiber including a flat surface as a part of a surface of the maintaining member. The method includes directing collimated light to the optical fiber through the flat surface of the maintaining member, receiving reflected light of the collimated... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20140175270 - Display measuring device: A display measuring device for measuring a display, includes a photosensitive unit, a first rotation plane mirror, a second rotation plane mirror, a first lens module, a second lens module, and an optic reflecting unit. The first lens module projects a first incident image from the display to the first... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20140175271 - Remote sensing methods and systems using nonlinear light conversion and sense signal transformation: A disclosed system includes a light source and a nonlinear converter optically coupled to and remote from the light source. The nonlinear light converter converts a light pulse received from the light source to a broadened or spectrum-shifted light pulse. The system also includes a sensor in situ with the... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.("hesi")

20140175272 - Remote work methods and systems using nonlinear light conversion: A disclosed remote work system includes a light source and a nonlinear converter optically coupled to and remote from the light source. The nonlinear light converter converts a narrowband light pulse received from the light source to a converted spectrum light pulse. The system also includes a work element coupled... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. ("hesi")

20140175274 - Charged particle analysers and methods of separating charged particles: ejecting at least some of the charged particles having a plurality of m/z from the analyser or detecting the at least some of charged particles having a plurality of m/z, the ejecting or detecting being performed after the particles have undergone the same number of orbits around the axis z.... Agent: Thermo Fisher Scientific (bremen) Gmbh

20140175275 - Mass spectrometry assay for congenital adrenal hyperplasia: Methods are provided for detecting the amount of one or more CAH panel analytes (i.e., pregnenolone, 17-OH pregnenolone, progesterone, 17-OH progesterone, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), androstenedione, testosterone, deoxycorticosterone, 11-deoxycortisol, and cortisol) in a sample by mass spectrometry. The methods generally involve ionizing one or more CAH panel analytes in a sample and... Agent: Quest Diagnostics Investments Incorporated

20140175273 - Method for the detection of incorrect deposition on a maldi sample support: The invention relates to a method for the detection of incorrect deposition on a MALDI sample support with several separate sample sites, where after the preparation on the sample support, an area located between two sample sites is sampled with a desorption laser, and a signal of an ion detector... Agent: Bruker Daltonik Gmbh

20140175276 - Tandem mass spectrometer and tandem mass spectrometry method: The invention relates to a tandem mass spectrometer comprising an ionisation source (1) that can produce ions; a mass analyser comprising an ion trap (2) arranged in such a way as to receive ions from the ion source and detection means that can detect ions leaving the ion trap according... Agent:

20140175277 - Secondary electron optics and detection device: A secondary charged particle detection system for a charged particle beam device is described. The detection system includes a beam splitter for separating a primary beam and a secondary beam formed upon impact on a specimen; a beam bender for deflecting the secondary beam; a focusing lens for focusing the... Agent: Ict Integrated Circuit Testing Gesellschaft Fur Halbleiterpruftechnik Gmbh

20140175278 - Charged particle beam apparatus: Provided is a charged particle beam apparatus or charged particle microscope capable of observing an observation target sample in an air atmosphere or a gas environment without making significant changes to the configuration of a conventional high vacuum charged particle microscope. In a charged particle beam apparatus configured such that... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation

20140175279 - Charged particle beam apparatus: The charged particle beam apparatus having a charged particle source that emits a primary charged particle beam, a condenser lens that condenses the primary charged particle beam on a sample, and a detector that detects secondary charged particles emitted from a radiated point on the sample, the charged particle beam... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation

20140175280 - Infant stimulation and environment sterilizing device: A cognitive stimulating sterilizing device for providing visual, tactile and, or audible stimulation for infants that also selectively sterilizes select items and the surrounding ambient. This including a housing adapted for removable connection to cribs, changing tables and similar furniture, an ultraviolet light source in the housing for sanitizing items... Agent:

20140175281 - Mulitple controlled electrochromic devices for visible and ir modulation: An electrochromic device (ECD) includes an electrochromic cell and, optionally, one or more additional electrochromic cells where all cells are parallel, and where at least one of the electrodes of one of the cells comprises a single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) film The electrochromic cells allow the control of transmittance of... Agent: University Of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.

20140175282 - Optical frequency filter and a detector including such a filter: An optical frequency filter comprises a support layer having reflective elements formed thereon, the reflective elements defining at least one periodic grid of substantially parallel slits, the period P, the height, and the width of the slits being selected in such a manner that the reflective elements form a wavelength-selective... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

20140175285 - Bolometer having absorber with pillar structure for thermal shorting: A semiconductor device includes a substrate having an electrode structure. An absorber structure is suspended over the electrode structure and spaced a first distance apart from the first electrode structure. The absorber structure includes i) suspension structures extending upwardly from the substrate and being electrically connected to readout conductors, and... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140175286 - High operating temperature quantum dot infrared detector: Methods and systems for electromagnetic detection are disclosed, including providing a high operating temperature quantum dot infrared photodetector comprising: a substrate; a bottom contacting layer atop the substrate; one or more active regions atop the bottom contacting layer; and a top contacting layer atop the one or more active regions;... Agent:

20140175284 - Infrared detector including broadband light absorber: An infrared detector capable of detecting an infrared spectrum having a wide bandwidth using a broadband light absorber. The infrared detector including a substrate, a light absorber disposed apart from the substrate at a distance, and a pair of thermal legs configured to support the light absorber such that the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140175287 - Optical antenna enhanced infrared detector: Methods and systems for electromagnetic detection are disclosed, including providing an optical antenna enhanced detector comprising: a micro photodetector, wherein the micro photodetector comprises: a substrate; a bottom contacting layer atop the substrate; one or more active regions atop the bottom contacting layer; and a top contacting layer atop the... Agent:

20140175283 - Terahertz detection cell: According to a first aspect of the invention, the invention relates to a terahertz detection cell for detecting radiations having frequencies within a given spectral detection band, said cell comprising: a polar semi-conductor crystal structured such that it forms at least one slab of crystal, said crystal (330) having a... Agent: Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique-cnrs

20140175288 - Interferometer having multiple scan carriages: An interferometer includes a fixed assembly including a base, a beam splitter assembly and a fixed mirror, and a movable assembly including an upper scan carriage, a lower scan carriage and a movable mirror connected to the lower scan carriage. The pair of inner bearing flexures is connected to the... Agent: Agilent Technologies, Inc.

20140175289 - Conveyer belt with optically visible and machine-detectable indicators: A system for transporting objects includes an endless belt to transport objects. Optically visible indicia may be associated with a position on the endless belt. Machine-detectable indicia correlated with the optically visible indicia may be associated with a substantially similar position on the endless belt as the optically visible indicia.... Agent:

20140175290 - Radiation detector: A detector probe for detecting ionising radiation includes at least one detector (14) mounted on a support (12), and an electrically operated source of heat (18) arranged on the support in proximity to the detector so that the temperature of the detector may be changed by operation of the heat... Agent:

20140175293 - Pet device and imaging method therefor: In the present invention, to conduct multiple molecular imaging in a PET device, both a first probe and a second probe, each of which has a nuclide that emits unique gamma rays as a result of gamma decay after beta decay, are administered to a subject to be imaged, and... Agent: Riken

20140175291 - Spatially-aware radiation probe system and method: A spatially-aware radiation probe system/method allowing for detection and correction of radiation readings based on the position and/or movement of a radiation detector is disclosed. The system incorporates a radiation detector combined with a spatially-aware sensor to permit detection of spatial context parameters associated with the radiation detector and/or object... Agent: Canberra Industries, Inc.

20140175292 - Tritiated planar carbon forms: Tritiated planar carbon forms and their production are provided. Methods are provided for the stoichiometrically controlled labeling of planar carbon forms capitalizing on normal flaws of carboxylic acids ubiquitously present in commercial preparations of these planar carbon forms. Alternative methods include generation of a metallated intermediate whereby a metal is... Agent: Perkinelmer Health Sciences, Inc.

20140175294 - Position-sensitive readout modes for digital silicon photomultiplier arrays: A photon detector (10) includes a detector array (12) comprising single photon avalanche diode (SPAD) detectors (14) configured to break down responsive to impingement of a photon. Trigger circuitry (34) is configured to generate a trigger signal responsive to break down of a SPAD detector of the detector array. Latches... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140175296 - Gamma ray scintillation detector preserving the original scintillation light distribution: An apparatus to detect gamma rays, comprising a scintillator, a position sensitive photo sensor and a scintillation-light-incidence-angle-constraining, SLIAC, element, the scintillator has faces and the position sensitive photo sensor detects scintillation photons exiting a scintillation photons transparent face of the scintillator, and a portion of a scintillator face is covered... Agent: General Equipment For Medical Imaging S. A. (oncovision)

20140175295 - Scintillator, radiation detection apparatus, and radiation detection system: A scintillator includes a scintillator layer having a plurality of columnar crystals configured to convert radiation into light, and a covering layer configured to cover the scintillator layer. The scintillator layer includes a protrusion. The covering layer covers the scintillator layer to prevent the protrusion from breaking through the covering... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140175297 - Imaging array and method for supporting automatic exposure control in a radiographic system: An imaging array with integrated circuitry for supporting automatic exposure control and a method for using such an imaging array are provided. One or more electrodes are disposed substantially parallel with at least a portion of the array of pixels forming the imaging array and provide capacitively coupling to at... Agent: Varian Medical Systems, Inc.

20140175298 - 3d mapping with two orthogonal imaging views: Methods, systems, and apparatuses, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for generating location and size measurements for small scattered objects in a large medium are disclosed.... Agent:

20140175299 - Counting digital x-ray detector and method for recording an x-ray image: A counting digital x-ray detector for recording x-ray images of an object irradiated by x-ray radiation includes a direct x-ray converter for converting x-ray radiation into an electric signal and a matrix with a plurality of counting pixel elements. At least one part of the counting pixel elements has a... Agent:

20140175300 - Enhanced integrity projection lens assembly: The present invention relates to a projection lens assembly module for directing a multitude of charged particle beamlets onto an image plane located in a downstream direction, and a method for assembling such a projection lens assembly. In particular the present invention discloses a modular projection lens assembly with enhanced... Agent:

20140175301 - Ion source, nanofabrication apparatus comprising such source, and a method for emitting ions: A ion source comprises: a chamber (45), an injection to inject matter into the chamber, wherein said matter comprises at least a first species, a tip with an apex located in the chamber, wherein the apex has a surface made of a metallic second species, a generator to generate ions... Agent: Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique -cnrs

20140175303 - Charged particle beam writing apparatus: A multi charged particle beam writing apparatus includes a stage to mount a target object thereon, an emission unit to emit a charged particle beam, an aperture member, in which a plurality of openings are formed, to form a multibeam by letting a region including a whole of the plurality... Agent: Nuflare Technology, Inc.

20140175302 - Multi charged particle beam writing apparatus: A multi charged particle beam writing apparatus includes a stage to mount a target object thereon and to be movable, an emission unit to emit a charged particle beam, an aperture member, in which a plurality of openings are formed, to produce multiple beams by letting a region including the... Agent: Nuflare Technology, Inc.

20140175304 - Particle detection device: A particle detection device detects a biological particle. The particle detection device includes a collection unit that collects a particle to a collection substrate, a fluorescence detection unit that emits excitation light toward the particle collected on the collection substrate and receives fluorescence emitted from the particle, and a cleaning... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20140175305 - Methods for detecting defects in inorganic-coated polymer surfaces: Lipophilic fluorescent substances can be used to detect surface defects in materials having hydrophilic (e.g., inorganic) coatings. Use of the described methods makes surface defects appear fluorescent, while the remaining surfaces are not labeled. The disclosed methods are inexpensive, rapid, and easy alternatives to existing approaches.... Agent: Life Technologies Corporation

20140175306 - Beating signal monitoring module, terahertz wave generation device and optical signal monitoring device including the beating signal monitoring module: The inventive concept relates to a beating signal monitoring module and a terahertz wave generation device and an optical signal monitoring device that including the beating signal monitoring module. The beating signal monitoring module includes a nonlinear unit generating an optical signal including a FWM light in response to a... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140175307 - Device for curing coatings or plastic liners on internal wall of elongated hollow spaces: A known device for curing of coatings or plastic liners on the internal wall of elongated hollow spaces includes a UV lamp having a bulb for emission of optical radiation. Based on this known device, it is proposed to provide a device for the curing of coatings or plastic liners... Agent: Heraeus Noblelight Gmbh

20140175308 - Adaptable illuminating apparatus, system, and method for extreme ultra-violet light: An apparatus for focusing light in a semi-conductor inspection system, including: a first mirror arranged to reflect extreme ultra-violet (EUV) generated by a plasma source; and a second mirror arranged to focus the EUV light, reflected from the first mirror, onto a first intermediate focus plane. A homogenizing tunnel, including:... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation

20140175309 - Device, apparatus and method: A device (10) for determining the number of discrete events represented by an input signal is provided. The input signal may, for example, comprise pulses representing photons arriving at a detector. The device (10) may comprise a plurality, n, of comparator circuits (14) for reading the signal. For each comparator... Agent:

06/19/2014 > 62 patent applications in 40 patent subcategories.

20140166850 - Electronic device with display and low-noise ambient light sensor: An electronic device may be provided that has a display. The display may produce stray light when producing images for a user. The electronic device may have an ambient light sensor for measuring ambient light levels. Ambient light data may be used in adjusting display brightness. The display may be... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140166851 - Optical input apparatus: An optical input apparatus is provided. The optical input apparatus includes a body having an image sensor; a plurality of light sources provided in the body to emit light; and a controller configured to control emission of light by the plurality of light sources as a function of a pattern... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140166852 - Optically-powered sensor systems principally for deployment on-board aircraft: Described are optical sensing systems. The systems may perform reliably in explosive environments and provide eye protection should breakage of an optical fiber be detected. Sensors of the systems additionally may be self-managing, acquiring and transmitting sensed data as available electrical power permits.... Agent:

20140166853 - Optical sensing apparatus and method for detecting object near optical sensing apparatus: An optical sensing apparatus includes M light emitting devices, N sensing devices, a control circuit and a processing circuit. M is a positive integer, and N is an integer greater than or equal to 3. The control circuit is arranged for controlling activation and deactivation of the M light emitting... Agent: Eminent Electronic Technology Corp. Ltd.

20140166857 - Analog-digital converter, solid-state image sensor, and electronic apparatus: An analog-digital converter includes: a first comparator configured to make a comparison between a pixel voltage and a first reference voltage, the pixel voltage being a signal voltage outputted from a pixel including an photoelectric conversion element, the pixel voltage corresponding to electric charge generated by the photoelectric conversion element;... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140166859 - Circuit and method for measuring an ambient light level: A device includes an image sensor and a circuit for controlling the sensor. The control circuit is configured control the device in a first operating mode and second operating mode. In the first operating mode images acquired by the sensor are output. In the second operating mode, no images are... Agent: Stmicroelectronics (grenoble 2) Sas

20140166856 - Da converter, solid-state imaging device, driving method of solid-state imaging device, and electronic apparatus: Disclosed is a digital-analog converter including a current generation section, a current source transistor bias voltage keeping section, a cascade transistor group switch section, and a conversion section. The current generation section has at least one current source transistor group including a plurality of current source transistors and generates an... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140166855 - Image acquisition apparatus and microscope system: This image acquisition apparatus is provided with an imaging device that can output acquired image signals from a plurality of output portions; a timing generator that drives the output portions of the imaging device; and a system control portion that acquires observation conditions, wherein, based on the observation conditions acquired... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20140166854 - Methods and apparatus for passive covert location detection and identification: Methods and apparatus for covert detection of an interrogating device. In one example a method includes receiving an interrogation beam at an optical system, imaging a scene including a source of the interrogation beam without retro-reflecting the interrogation beam to produce an image, and analyzing the image to determine an... Agent: Raytheon Company

20140166858 - Methods of operating depth pixel included in three-dimensional image sensor and methods of operating three-dimensional image sensor: In a method of operating a depth pixel included in a three-dimensional (3D) image sensor, a plurality of sampling values are obtained by sampling a reception light reflected by an object based on a transfer control signal having a first initial activation level. The depth pixel includes a photo detection... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140166860 - Solid-state imaging apparatus and driving method thereof, manufacturing method of solid-state imaging apparatus, and electronic information device: A solid-state imaging apparatus 100a comprises: photoelectric conversion elements PD1 and PD2 formed within a first conductivity type semiconductor substrate 100; and transfer transistors Tt1 and Tt2 formed on a first main surface of the semiconductor substrate 100, for transferring the signal charge generated by the photoelectric conversion elements outside... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20140166861 - Single photon counting detector system having improved counter architecture: A single photon counting detector system has a layer of photosensitive material and an N×M array of photo-detector diodes. Each photo-detector diode has a bias potential interface and a diode output interface. The bias potential interface is connected to bias potential. An N×M array of high gain, low noise readout... Agent: Paul Scherrer Institut

20140166862 - Two dimensional optical detector with multiple shift registers: Methods and systems for enhancing the throughput of a metrology system generating measurement signals based on at least two different optical properties of the illumination light are presented. A detector having a two dimensional photosensitive area is subdivided into multiple photosensitive stripes by multiple, independent linear arrays of shift register... Agent:

20140166863 - Optical device, detection apparatus, electronic apparatus, and method for producing optical device: An optical device includes: a substrate having a dielectric layer and a plurality of metal particles; and an organic molecular layer formed by self-assembly on at least either the surface of the dielectric layer or the surfaces of the metal particles. In the organic molecular layer, a first organic molecule... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140166864 - Self-registered comb laser source: An integrated optical source is described. This optical source outputs one or more optical signals that provide a comb of wavelengths for use in wavelength-division-multiplexing (WDM) optical interconnects or links. In particular, a shared echelle grating is used as a wavelength-selective filter or control device for multiple lasing cavities to... Agent: Oracle International Corporation

20140166865 - Absolute encoder: The present invention provides an absolute encoder including a scale on which a first mark and a second mark are arrayed, a detector configured to detect light from the scale, and to output periodic signals in which peak values, including a first peak value corresponding to the first mark and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140166866 - Optoelectronic sensor for the detection of objects: An optoelectronic sensor (10), in particular a laser scanner, for the detection of objects in a monitored zone (20) having a more than one scanning plane is provided which comprises a light transmitter (12) for the transmission of a light beam (16), a drive (28) for generating a rotational movement,... Agent: Sick Ag

20140166867 - Electronic devices with light sensors: Electronic devices may be provided with light sensors. Light sensors may be proximity sensors or ambient light sensors. Proximity sensors may include a light-emitting component and a light-sensitive component. The electronic device may include an enclosure formed from housing structures and some or all of a display for the device.... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140166869 - Charged particle beam writing method, computer-readable recording medium, and charged particle beam writing apparatus: A charged particle beam writing method according to embodiments of the present disclosure includes: storing in a charged particle beam writing apparatus a position coordinate at which a drift amount is diagnosed; storing in the charged particle beam writing apparatus first and second time interval patterns which define time intervals... Agent: Nuflare Technology, Inc.

20140166868 - Traveling wave based thz signal generation system and method thereof: TeraHertz signal generation system based on traveling-wave oscillators providing extraction of orders of magnitude higher oscillation frequencies resulting in frequency multipliers and THz transceivers that can generate, transmit and sense THz frequency signals for sensing/imaging.... Agent: Wave Works, Inc.

20140166870 - Ion source having increased electron path length: An ion source includes a cathode to emit electrons, a cathode grid downstream of the cathode, a reflector electrode downstream of the cathode grid, reflector grid radially inward of the reflector electrode, and an extractor electrode downstream of the reflector electrode, the extractor electrode and cathode grid defining an ionization... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140166871 - Systems and methods for measuring fluid additive concentrations for real time drilling fluid management: Disclosed are systems and methods for monitoring drilling fluid components in real time. One system includes a flow path fluidly coupled to a borehole and containing a drilling fluid having at least one component present therein, an optical computing device arranged in the flow path and having at least one... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140166872 - Ion source employing secondary electron generation: An ion source includes a cathode emitting primary electrons, a cathode grid downstream of the cathode, a reflector electrode downstream of the cathode grid, a reflector grid radially inward of the reflector electrode, and an extractor electrode downstream of the reflector electrode. The cathode and the cathode grid have a... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140166873 - Super-resolution formation fluid imaging data acquisition and processing: Cross-well electromagnetic (EM) imaging is performed using high-power pulsed magnetic field sources, time-domain signal acquisition, low-noise magnetic field sensors, spatial oversampling and super-resolution image enhancement and injected magnetic nanofluids. The acquired signals are processed and inter-well images are generated mapping electromagnetic (EM) signal speed (group velocity) rather than conductivity maps.... Agent: Saudi Arabian Oil Company

20140166876 - Charged particle analysers and methods of separating charged particles: A method of separating charged particles using an analyser is provided, the method comprising: causing a beam of charged particles to fly through the analyser and undergo within the analyser at least one full oscillation in the direction of an analyser axis (z) of the analyser whilst orbiting about the... Agent: Thermo Fisher Scientific (bremen) Gmbh

20140166874 - Imaging mass spectrometer and method of controlling same: An imaging mass spectrometer capable of reducing the dependence of the resolution of a projection image on mass is offered. Also, a method of controlling this spectrometer is offered. The imaging mass spectrometer includes: a plate on which a sample is placed; a lens system through which ions generated by... Agent: Jeol Ltd.

20140166877 - Method of processing mass spectral data: A method of processing mass spectral data is disclosed comprising digitising a first signal output from an ion detector to produce a first digitised signal. A first set of peaks in the first digitised signal is detected and the arrival time To and peak area So of one or more... Agent: Micromass Uk Limited

20140166875 - Systems and methods for high throughput solvent assisted ionization inlet for mass spectrometry: A multiplex system and method for achieving high throughput analysis of samples using solvent assisted ionization inlet includes an ionizing system with a heated inlet channel and a pressure differential across the inlet channel, pipet tips serially aligned with the inlet to a mass spectrometer, and a system of mapping... Agent: Wayne State University

20140166878 - Dual-detection residual gas analyzer: A detector in a residual gas analyzer (RGA) is configured to receive ions traveling in a downstream direction along a beamline and includes a steering electrode offset from the beamline. A first ion-receiving electrode is at least partly on the opposite side of the steering electrode from the beamline. A... Agent: Inficon Inc.

20140166879 - Backscatter reduction in thin electron detectors: In a direct electron detector, backscattering of electrons into the detector volume from below the sensor is prevented. In some embodiments, an empty space is maintained below the sensor. In other embodiments, a structure below the sensor includes geometry, such as multiple high aspects ratio channels, either extending to or... Agent: Fei Company

20140166880 - On-chip thin film zernike phase plate and applications thereof: The present invention provides an on-chip thin film phase plate for a releasing charging, comprising a chip substrate having one or more apertures; and a thin film layer attached to the top surface of the chip substrate. The present invention also provides a method for observing organic material by TEM,... Agent: Academia Sinica

20140166881 - Terahertz wave generating module and terahertz wave detecting device including the same: A terahertz wave generating module includes a bidirectional light source which provides a first dual-mode beam in a first direction and a second dual-mode beam in a second direction; a forward lens unit which focuses the first dual-mode beam; a photomixer unit which converts the first dual-mode beam focused by... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140166882 - Uncooled microbolometer detector and array for terahertz detection: An uncooled microbolometer detector that includes a substrate, a platform held above the substrate by a support structure, at least one thermistor provided on the platform, and an optical absorber. The optical absorber includes at least one electrically conductive layer extending on the platform over and in thermal contact with... Agent: Institut National D'optique

20140166883 - Electromagnetic wave measurement device, measurement method, and recording medium: According to the present invention, an electromagnetic wave measurement device includes: an electromagnetic wave detector, a frequency component acquisition unit, and a thickness indication quantity deriving unit. An object to be measured is disposed on a substrate and includes at least two layers, and the electromagnetic wave detector detects a... Agent:

20140166884 - Diagnosis of cancer: A method is provided including obtaining an infrared (IR) spectrum of a blood plasma sample by analyzing the blood plasma sample by infrared spectroscopy, and based on the infrared spectrum, generating an output indicative of the presence of a solid tumor or a pre-malignant condition. Other applications are also described.... Agent: Todos Medical Ltd.

20140166885 - Multi-beam detector retrofitted from single-beam detector: The present disclosure is directed to a method of retrofitting an existing single-beam infrared scanner assembly for detecting the temperature of an object. The method may include removing optics and optoeleetronic components contained within an existing housing of the single-beam infrared scanner assembly. The optics and optoelectronic components of the... Agent: Progress Rail Services Corporation

20140166886 - Computed radiography (cr) system: An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a computed radiography system, comprising a stimulating light source, a imaging plate (IP) positioned such that the stimulating light impinges the IP perpendicularly thereto producing photostimulated luminescence light (PLL) having a wave length different from said stimulating light source, a light collector... Agent: 3d Imaging & Simulations Corp.

20140166887 - Scintillator arrays and methods of making scintillator arrays: Scintillator arrays and methods of making scintillator arrays are provided. One scintillator array includes a scintillator substrate having a plurality of scintillators spaced apart by gaps within the scintillator substrate and a smoothing layer overlaying a surface of the scintillator substrate within the gaps. The smoothing layer includes an organically... Agent: General Electric Company

20140166888 - Sensing apparatus and the pixel structure thereof: A pixel structure includes a first photoelectric conversion layer, a second photoelectric conversion layer, a blocking layer, a first electronic element layer and a second electronic element layer. The first photoelectric conversion layer converts a first energy portion of an X-ray into a first electrical signal and the second photoelectric... Agent:

20140166889 - Transparent glass scintillators, methods of making same and devices using same: Compositions and methods are described for transparent glass composite having nanoparticles therein that scintillate in the presence of nuclear radiation, particularly gamma rays, but also x-rays, alpha particles, beta particles, and neutrons. The transparent glass composites can be prepared by a melt/cool process to produce the transparent glass composite. The... Agent: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

20140166890 - Resin for scintillators: (In the above formula (1), Ar is a naphthalenediyl group or an anthracenediyl group all of which may be substituted by an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms or a halogen atom. X is an aliphatic hydrocarbon group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, an alicyclic hydrocarbon group... Agent: Teijin Limited

20140166891 - He-3 detector guard band: A neutron detector for detecting neutrons includes an exterior shell bounding and sealing an interior volume. The exterior shell serves as a cathode. A central structure extends longitudinally within the exterior shell. The central structure serves as an anode and is maintained at a first voltage. The neutron detector includes... Agent: General Electric Company

20140166892 - Compensatable muon collider calorimeter with manageable backgrounds: A method and system for reducing background noise in a particle collider, comprises identifying an interaction point among a plurality of particles within a particle collider associated with a detector element, defining a trigger start time for each of the pixels as the time taken for light to travel from... Agent:

20140166894 - 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

20140166895 - Ion tunnel ion guide: An ion guide is disclosed comprising a plurality of axial groupings of electrodes, wherein each axial grouping of electrodes comprises a ring or annular electrode which has been radially segmented into a plurality of electrode segments.... Agent: Micromass Uk Limited

20140166893 - Electromagnetic lens for electron beam exposure apparatus: There is provided an electromagnetic lens which includes an electromagnetic coil wound to be rotationally symmetrical about an optical axis of an electron beam, and a pole piece covering the electromagnetic coil, in which: a gap is integrally formed in either one of an inner wall formed at an inner... Agent: Advantest Corporation

20140166896 - Irradiation installation and control method for controlling same: To control of an irradiation installation, a particle beam is generated with a beam intensity, and a beam quality of the particle beam is monitored with a beam monitoring device. One of several adjustable measurement ranges is selected, wherein the measurement range of the beam monitoring device is set depending... Agent: Gsi Helmholtzzentrum Fur Schwerionenforschung Gmbh

20140166897 - Method and system for treating liquids by ultraviolet illumination: Some aspects of the invention may be related to an ultraviolet (UV) water disinfection system and a method of assembling such system. The system may be designed to treat, inactivate, disintegrate and/or remove at least two predetermined different types of contaminations. The system may include a chamber to carry the... Agent: Atlantium Technologies Ltd.

20140166899 - Method and apparatus for enhanced pathogen mortality in ventilation systems using solid state means of generation of uvc: A novel method and apparatus is presented wherein an output of infra-red solid state laser or multiple of such lasers is quadrupled in frequency to obtain a laser output that emits energy in ultra violet C spectrum, and wherein this energy is then provided within an air duct as is... Agent:

20140166898 - Ultraviolet irradiation apparatus: According to the embodiments, an ultraviolet irradiation apparatus includes: a cylindrical water passage body through which treatment target water passes, and which has paired openings in its respective two end portions; at least one ultraviolet irradiation member provided inside the water passage body on a plane orthogonal to a direction... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140166900 - Dental device having an integrated sanitation chamber: A dental device with an integrated sanitation chamber is configured for receiving and sanitizing a dental-device accessory, such as a brush, flosser, pic or other dental accessory within a housing of the device. The sanitation chamber is configured to sanitize the dental accessory using one or a combination of ultraviolet... Agent:

20140166901 - Devices and methods for curing nail gels: Novel nail gel curing devices and methods of their use are disclosed. Novel shields for nail gel curing devices and methods of their use are also disclosed. The devices and shields are useful for curing nail gels and more particularly where light emitting diode “LED” equipped devices are used to... Agent:

20140166903 - Particle detector: There is provided a particle detector that can increase a detection sensitivity to fluorescence emitted from biogenic particles. A particle detector for detecting biogenic particles includes a substrate having a principal surface and configured to collect the biogenic particles on the principal surface, a light emitting element configured to irradiate... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20140166902 - Wavelength conversion body and method for manufacturing same: A wavelength conversion body (1; 11) for generating wavelength-converted light (S) from primary light (P) shone into the wavelength conversion body (1; 11), comprising: a light guide body (2; 12) which is optically transmissive for the primary light (P) and the wavelength-converted light; (S), and at least one phosphor body... Agent:

20140166904 - Efficient fluorescence detection in solid state spin systems: Efficient fluorescence detection is achieved by optically guiding fluorescence light generated by color centers within a sample to photodetectors outside the sample. A fluorescence detection system may use a sample containing one or more fluorescence color centers that emit fluorescent light when irradiated with excitation light from an optical source.... Agent: President And Fellows Of Harvard College

20140166905 - Semiconductor ir lamp replacement providing bands iv, ii and band i protection for staring infrared countermeasures system: In a staring infrared countermeasures system, wherein the improvement comprises a semiconductor material emitter for providing a specific infrared wavelength to provide protection against an infrared radiation guided missile.... Agent: Bae Systems Information And Electronic Systems Integration Inc.

20140166907 - Apparatus and method for generating extreme ultra violet radiation: An apparatus and a method for generating extreme ultra violet radiation are provided. The apparatus for generating extreme ultra violet radiation includes a light source, a first reflecting mirror on which source light emitted from the light source is incident, a second reflecting mirror on which first reflected light reflected... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140166906 - Extreme ultra violet generation device: An extreme ultra violet (EUV) generation device includes a light source for outputting laser beam, a pulse width compression system for compressing a pulse width of the laser beam, a gas cell for receiving the laser beam having the compressed pulse width incident from the pulse width compression system and... Agent:

20140166908 - Illuminated curtain wall: A window lighting system may include a frame (1071, 1171, 1271, 1471) defining a perimeter of a window (1070, 1170, 1270, 1470). The frame may have a hollow interior. A driver (30), which may be located within the hollow interior or external to the window lighting system, may be configured... Agent:

20140166909 - Shielding material used for shielding of radiation and method for shielding a radiation emitted from earth surface using the shielding material: In the present invention, there is provided, as a shielding material for beta rays or gamma rays emitted from an earth surface surrounding a nuclear power plant after an accident, a rubber sheet wherein a synthetic rubber or natural rubber, each containing no vulcanizing agent is compounded with a large... Agent: Suurie Co., Ltd.

20140166910 - Arrangement for optical measuring of one or more physical, chemical and/or biological, process variables of a medium: An arrangement for measuring process variables of a medium. The arrangement includes a housing embodied for accommodating a measuring apparatus for determining the physical and/or chemical process variable(s), wherein arranged in the housing is at least one window and at least the window contacts the medium, and wherein an oscillatory... Agent: Endress + Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft F&#xfc R Mess- Und Regeltechnik Mbh + Co. Kg

20140166911 - Remote control systems that can distinguish stray light sources: Remote control systems that can distinguish predetermined light sources from stray light sources, e.g., environmental light sources and/or reflections are provided. The predetermined light sources can be disposed in asymmetric substantially linear or two-dimensional patterns. The predetermined light sources also can output waveforms modulated in accordance with one or more... Agent: Apple Inc.

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