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05/21/2015 > 70 patent applications in 40 patent subcategories.

20150136944 - Sunlight tracking sensor and system: A sunlight tracking sensor, comprising: a base; a gyroscopic mechanism, for rotating the base; a non-transparent cylindrical profile, mounted on the base; a first pair of punctual light intensity sensors, mounted on the base from opposite sides of the horizontal axis, at an outer side of the cylindrical profile; a... Agent:

20150136945 - Light sources with highly stable output intensity: A light source includes a semiconductor light emitter having an electrical drive input and operatively configured to emit a light beam; a first weakly polarizing beam splitter positioned to capture the light beam, reflecting one portion, and transmitting another portion with an output intensity P. The light source includes a... Agent:

20150136947 - Compact optical tracker: An optical tracker is provided herein. The tracker may include at least two optical tracker sensors, facing at least partially each other. Each optical tracker sensor may include: a pixel array sensor configured to generate a pixel-by-pixel stream of values representing a scene; at least one visual indicator physically coupled... Agent:

20150136946 - Optical touch apparatus and touch method thereof: An optical touch apparatus and a touch method thereof are provided. A plurality of light sensing units are disposed between a first scanning light source and a second scanning light source, wherein the light sensing units, the first scanning light source and the second scanning light source are disposed at... Agent: Coretronic Corporation

20150136948 - Bias-variant photomultiplier tube: A bias-variant photomultiplier tube (PMT) includes a photocathode that when operating absorbs photons and emit photoelectrons responsive to the absorbed photons. The bias-variant PMTO also includes a plurality of dynodes that receive the photoelectrons emitted by the photocathode. The plurality of dynodes include a first pair of dynodes having a... Agent:

20150136955 - Apparatus and methods for hyperspectral imaging with on-chip digital time delay and integration: An apparatus and corresponding method for line-scan imaging can include a 2D array of light-sensitive detector elements that detect light from a target scene. The 2D array can be divided into a plurality of sub-arrays and supported by an analog amplification and signal conditioning module portion of a read-out integrated... Agent:

20150136954 - Apparatus and methods for hyperspectral imaging with parallax measurement: An apparatus and corresponding method for line-scan imaging includes a 2D array of light-sensitive detector elements divided into a plurality of sub-arrays. An electrical circuit can be configured to determine a correction for parallax based on detector element values from at least two rows of parallax detecting elements to enable... Agent:

20150136953 - Apparatus for controlling pixel output level and image sensor having the same: An apparatus for controlling a pixel output level includes a column signal line connected to an output node of at least one pixel sensor. The apparatus includes a load circuit is connected between the column signal line and a ground terminal. The apparatus also includes a level adjusting circuit configured... Agent:

20150136951 - Image sensor: An image sensor including: light guides for irradiating light onto an irradiated object; a lens that focuses reflected light that was reflected by the irradiated object; a sensor that receives the reflected light that was focused by the lens; and a housing. The housing houses or holds the light guides,... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20150136952 - Noise removing device and imaging device: According to an embodiment, a noise removing device includes a first difference detector and a second difference detector. The first difference detector detects a difference between a first reset signal at a first timing and a second reset signal at a second timing after a predetermined period of time has... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20150136949 - Structured illumination microscopy optical arrangement including projection artifact supression element: A structured illumination microscopy optical arrangement includes a projection path and an imaging path. The imaging path includes an imaging sensor and imaging optical elements. The projection path includes a light generator, a pattern generating element such as a spatial light modulator (SLM), and projection optical elements including an output... Agent: Mitutoyo Corporation

20150136950 - Two imager projection device: The present disclosure describes optical elements and optical devices that use the optical elements to allow the output of two imagers to be combined onto a single optical axis. Each of the two imagers can be based on alternate polarization directions, and the disclosed embodiments can enable high contrast 3D... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20150136956 - Ultra low readout noise architecture: A method to read out pixels includes reading a first pixel by resetting a first photodetector, integrating the first photodetector after resetting the first photodetector, resetting a first floating diffusion node coupled to the first photodetector and a second floating diffusion node coupled to a second photodetector, transferring charge from... Agent:

20150136957 - Optical receiver module and optical transmitter module: An optical receiver module includes: a lens array including a plurality of condenser lenses arranged in one direction to define a plane with optical axes in parallel to each other; and a light receiving element array including a plurality of light receiving elements each configured to receive light emitted from... Agent:

20150136958 - Light detecting device: A light detecting device is provided, comprising a substrate having a patterned metal layer formed thereon; a dielectric layer formed on the substrate, first pixel element formed on the dielectric layer, and a second pixel element. The dielectric layer at least has a first trench, and the first trench is... Agent: United Microelectronics Corp.

20150136959 - Optical circuit-type reformulated fuel detecting sensor device and method for manufacturing sensor element thereof: Disclosed herein is an optical circuit-type reformulated fuel detecting sensor device. The optical circuit-type reformulated fuel detecting sensor device includes: an optical source part generating optical signals having a single wavelength; a sensor part receiving the optical signals generated by the optical source part and outputting a reference optical signal... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20150136960 - Three-dimensional mapping using scanning electron microscope images: A method includes irradiating a surface of a sample, which is made-up of multiple types of materials, with a beam of primary electrons. Emitted electrons emitted from the irradiated sample are detected using multiple detectors that are positioned at respective different positions relative to the sample, so as to produce... Agent:

20150136962 - Assessing reservoir connectivity in hydrocarbon reservoirs: A method is disclosed for assessing connectivity between sections in a hydrocarbon reservoir. Samples of hydrocarbons are collected over different depths in at least one wellbore. Fluorescence intensity determines the actual heavy end concentrations of hydrocarbons for the corresponding COLLECT GAS CONDENSATE different depths. Estimated heavy end concentrations of hydrocarbons... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20150136961 - Methods and devices for analyzing gases in well-related fluids using fourier transform infrared (ftir) spectroscopy: Devices, assemblies, systems and methods useful in the detection of hydrocarbons in well-related fluids such as drilling fluids during well-related operations are disclosed. Such devices, assemblies, systems and methods may be used for real-time analysis of gas(es) extracted from a fluid associated with an ongoing well-related operation. An exemplary method... Agent: Total Gas Detection Ltd.

20150136963 - Immersion probe for multi-phase flow assurance: An immersion probe is described that includes sensing elements that allow for hydrate inhibitor dosage to be more efficiently provided into gas and/or oil wells. The immersion probe allows for detection of first appearance of water in a multiphase flow in a well, measuring the amount of inhibitor in water... Agent:

20150136965 - Capacitive transimpedance amplifier with offset: Spectrometers including integrated capacitive detectors are described. An integrated capacitive detector integrates ion current from the collector (768) into a changing voltage. The detector includes a collector configured to receive ions in the spectrometer, a dielectric, and a plate arranged in an overlapping configuration with collector on an opposite side... Agent:

20150136967 - Deceleration apparatus for ribbon and spot beams: A deceleration apparatus capable of decelerating a short spot beam or a tall ribbon beam is disclosed. In either case, effects tending to degrade the shape of the beam profile are controlled. Caps to shield the ion beam from external potentials are provided. Electrodes whose position and potentials are adjustable... Agent:

20150136964 - Ion focusing: The invention generally relates to apparatuses for focusing ions at or above ambient pressure and methods of use thereof. In certain embodiments, the invention provides an apparatus for focusing ions that includes an electrode having a cavity, at least one inlet within the electrode configured to operatively couple with an... Agent:

20150136966 - Systems and methods of suppressing unwanted ions: Certain embodiments described herein are directed to systems including a cell downstream of a mass analyzer. In some instances, the cell is configured as a reaction cell, a collision cell or a reaction/collision cell. The system can be used to suppress unwanted ions and/or remove interfering ions from a stream... Agent:

20150136972 - Analysis of microbes by maldi mass spectrometry: The invention relates to methods for the mass spectrometric analysis of microbes, in particular to a transfer method of microbes that are required to be identified from agar plates onto mass spectrometric sample supports and their preparation for ionization by matrix-assisted laser desorption (MALDI). Microbes from microcolonies which have grown... Agent:

20150136971 - Calibrating dual adc acquisition system: A method of calibrating a dual gain ADC detector system is disclosed comprising passing a test signal through a high gain signal path to produce a first signal and passing a test signal through a low gain signal path to produce a second signal. A time difference between the first... Agent:

20150136969 - Method of identifying precursor ions: A method of mass spectrometry is disclosed comprising mass selectively transmitting precursor ions from a mass analyser into a fragmentation or reaction device, wherein the mass to charge ratios of the ions transmitted varies with time; fragmenting the precursor ions in the fragmentation or reaction device so as to produce... Agent:

20150136970 - Orthogonal acceleration coaxial cylinder time of flight mass analyser: A Time of Flight mass analyser is disclosed comprising an annular ion guide having a longitudinal axis and comprising a first annular ion guide section and a second annular ion guide section. Ions are introduced into the first annular ion guide section so that the ions form substantially stable circular... Agent:

20150136973 - Pulsed ion beam source for electrospray mass spectrometry: Apparatus and methods for creating a pulsed ion beam. The pulsed ion beam can be used for performing mass spectrometry. A pulsed solenoid valve can provide a pulsed ion beam from an electrospray in a pre-vacuum chamber. The pulsed ion beam can enter a high vacuum region and a mass... Agent:

20150136968 - Systems and methods for using interleaving window widths in tandem mass spectrometry: Systems and methods are provided for analyzing a sample using overlapping measured mass selection window widths. A mass range of a sample is divided into two or more target mass selection window widths using a processor. The two or more target widths can have the same width or variable widths.... Agent:

20150136974 - High temperature differential ion mobility spectroscopy: In a second embodiment, a spectroscopy device comprises a DMS detector and a controller. The DMS detector comprises an ionizer disposed to receive and ionize inlet air at 150° C. or more, and an analyzer disposed to selectively receive ions from the ionizer under varying radio frequency voltage and compensation... Agent: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation

20150136975 - Microparticle detection device and security gate: In a conventional fine particle detection device that vaporizes fine particles attached to the object of examination by heating, processing capability decreases as the processing time elapses due to the influence of deposition of fine particles other than the object of examination, dirt/dust, a residue of the fine particles as... Agent:

20150136976 - Overlay error measuring device and computer program: The purpose of the present invention is to provide an overlay error measuring device for correcting a pattern displacement other than an overlay error to thereby achieve high-precision overlay error measurement. To accomplish the abovementioned purpose, the present invention proposes an overlay error measuring device which measures a dimension between... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation

20150136977 - Differential imaging with pattern recognition for process automation of cross sectioning applications: A method for using differential imaging for applications involving TEM samples by allowing operators to take multiple images during a procedure involving a focused ion beam procedure and overlaying the multiple images to create a differential image that clearly shows the differences between milling steps. The methods also involve generating... Agent: Fei Company

20150136978 - Focused ion beam system and method of making focal adjustment of ion beam: A focused ion beam system is offered which can make a focal adjustment without relying on the structure of a sample while suppressing damage to the sample to a minimum. Also, a method of making this focal adjustment is offered. The focused ion beam system has an ion source for... Agent:

20150136979 - Charged particle beam device: When a signal electron is detected by energy selection by combining and controlling retarding and boosting for observation of a deep hole, etc., the only way for focus adjustment is to use a change in magnetic field of an objective lens. However, since responsiveness of the change in magnetic field... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation

20150136980 - Image acquisition method and transmission electron microscope: An image acquisition method and system for use in transmission electron microscopy and capable of providing information about a wide range of frequency range. The method is initiated with setting at least one of the spherical aberration coefficient and chromatic aberration coefficient of the imaging system of the microscope to... Agent:

20150136981 - Divided-aperture infra-red spectral imaging system: Various embodiments disclosed herein describe a divided-aperture infrared spectral imaging (DAISI) system that is adapted to acquire multiple IR images of a scene with a single-shot (also referred to as a snapshot). The plurality of acquired images having different wavelength compositions that are obtained generally simultaneously. The system includes at... Agent:

20150136982 - Divided-aperture infra-red spectral imaging system: Various embodiments disclosed herein describe a divided-aperture infrared spectral imaging (DAISI) system that is adapted to acquire multiple IR images of a scene with a single-shot (also referred to as a snapshot). The plurality of acquired images having different wavelength compositions that are obtained generally simultaneously. The system includes at... Agent:

20150136983 - Infrared detecting element, method for manufacturing infrared detecting element, and electronic device: An infrared detecting element includes a recessed portion, a supporting section, and an infrared detecting section. A supporting section is located above the recessed portion such that a hollow space stands between the supporting section and the recessed portion. The infrared detecting section is provided on the supporting section and... Agent:

20150136984 - Infrared imaging element, imaging device, and imaging system: An infrared imaging element of an embodiment includes: a first pixel portion including a first cell portion including a first infrared ray detecting portion detecting a first infrared ray and a second infrared ray with a wavelength different from a wavelength of the first infrared ray, and first supporting legs... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20150136985 - Infrared sensor with limitation aperture: A semiconductor device comprising an infrared sensor assembly for sensing infrared radiation is described. The infrared sensor assembly comprises a single sensing element for sensing infrared radiation and an aperture means comprising a plurality of apertures. The sensing element and the aperture means thereby are positioned with respect to each... Agent:

20150136986 - Prism member, terahertz-wave spectroscopic measurement device, and terahertz-wave spectroscopic measurement method: A prism member having an entrance surface for arranging a terahertz-wave generator for generating a terahertz wave in response to pump light incident thereon, an arrangement part for arranging an object to be measured, an exit surface for arranging a terahertz-wave detector for detecting a correlation between the terahertz wave... Agent: Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.

20150136987 - Terahertz wave generator, terahertz wave detector, and terahertz time domain spectroscopy device: Provided is a terahertz wave generator having the following structural feature in a plane perpendicular to an optical propagation direction of an optical waveguide. Specifically, 0<r1<r2 is satisfied, where r1 represents a radius of curvature of a terahertz wave emitting plane of a coupling member at a point A at... Agent:

20150136989 - Aperture array structure and measurement method using the same: An aperture array structure used in a method of measuring characteristics of a specimen by applying an electromagnetic wave to an aperture array structure on which the specimen is held, and detecting frequency characteristics of the electromagnetic wave scattered by the aperture array structure. The aperture array structure includes a... Agent:

20150136988 - Non-contact egg identification system for determining egg viability, and associated method: An egg identification system for determining viability of an avian egg is provided. Such a system includes an emitter assembly configured to emit electromagnetic radiation toward an egg. A detector assembly is axially aligned with the emitter assembly to detect electromagnetic radiation transmitted through the egg. The detector assembly is... Agent:

20150136990 - Visual display with illuminators for gaze tracking: A visual display includes hidden reference illuminators adapted to emit invisible light for generating corneo-scleral reflections on an eye watching a screen surface of the display. The tracking of such reflections and the pupil center provides input to gaze tracking. A method for equipping and an LCD with a reference... Agent:

20150136991 - System for automated detection in beverage dispensing machines: Means are provided for the support of the automated process of supplying beverages. More particularly, the detection of the presence and the contents of exchangeable supply packs in beverage dispensing machines is automated. A pack-in-place detection is provided by emitting light and measuring the presence of the emitted light on... Agent:

20150136992 - Rare-earth oxyorthosilicates with improved growth stability and scintillation characteristics: A method for making a rare-earth oxyorthosilicate scintillator single crystal includes growing a single crystal from a melt of compounds including a rare-earth element (such as Lu), silicon and oxygen, a compound including a rare-earth activator (such as Ce), and a compound of a Group-7 element (such as Mn). The... Agent:

20150136993 - Sheet measurement: A detector receives optical radiation interacted with the measured sheet and is responsive to a predetermined optical absorption band of lignin, a predetermined optical absorption band of dry matter and two or more separate optical bands. The measuring unit measures a lignin dependent value on the basis of attenuation in... Agent:

20150136996 - High energy ion implanter, beam current adjuster, and beam current adjustment method: A beam current adjuster for an ion implanter includes a variable aperture device which is disposed at an ion beam focus point or a vicinity thereof. The variable aperture device is configured to adjust an ion beam width in a direction perpendicular to an ion beam focusing direction at the... Agent:

20150136994 - Modulation device and power supply arrangement: The invention relates to a modulation device for modulating charged particle beamlets in accordance with pattern data in a multi-beamlet charged particle lithography system. The device comprises a plate-like body, an array of beamlet deflectors, a plurality of power supply terminals (202-205) for supplying at least two different voltages, a... Agent:

20150136995 - Multi-electrode electron optics: e

20150136997 - Air blowing device and air blowing method: An air blowing device 1 includes: a main body housing 2 to open a suction inlet 4a and a jet outlet 5a of an air; and an air blower 3 to be provided in a lower portion in the main body housing 2 and to circulate the air that is... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20150136999 - Excimer light source: A light source, with electrodes of alternating polarity attached to a substrate in an excimer ultraviolet (UV) lamp, for generating a plasma discharge between each of the electrodes. The shape of the substrate can shape and control the plasma discharge to reduce exposure of materials susceptible to attack by the... Agent:

20150136998 - Sterilizer for water, with pump, particularly for aquariums: l

20150137001 - Charged particle beam instrument: A charged particle beam instrument is offered which can easily perform an in situ observation in a gaseous atmosphere. The charged particle beam instrument (100) is used to perform an observation of a specimen (S) placed in a gaseous atmosphere and has a specimen chamber (2), a gas supply portion... Agent:

20150137000 - Charged particle beam instrument and sample container: A charged particle beam instrument is offered which can introduce cooled samples easily into a sample chamber. The charged particle beam instrument (100) of the present invention has: a sample container (10) that accommodates samples (S) and a refrigerant (6) for cooling the samples (S); an evacuated sample chamber (20);... Agent:

20150137002 - Holder and method for fixing observation sample: A sample holder is provided allowing for favorable observation of a cross-sectional sample using a retarding method. The sample holder includes: a sample placement member on which a first fixing member, a cross-sectional sample as an observation sample, and a second fixing member are placed in contact with each other,... Agent:

20150137005 - Capillary array: The invention relates to arrays with a plurality of capillaries being arranged in a plane and mechanically attached to the array, wherein the distance of adjacent capillaries is approximately 2.25 mm or an integer multiple thereof. At least one free end of each capillary projects from the array in such... Agent:

20150137004 - Laser processing device: A laser processing device including: a laser oscillator; a processing table; a transmission optical system for transmitting laser light emitted from the laser oscillator to the processing table; a processing head for condensing and radiating the laser light transmitted via the transmission optical system to an object to be processed;... Agent:

20150137006 - Multi-step location specific process for substrate edge profile correction for gcib system: Disclosed are an apparatus, system, and method for scanning a substrate or other workpiece through a gas-cluster ion beam (GCIB), or any other type of ion beam. The workpiece scanning apparatus is configured to receive and hold a substrate for irradiation by the GCIB and to scan it through the... Agent:

20150137003 - Specimen preparation method: A method of preparing ultra-thin TEM specimens is provided by flipping the sample upside down for FIB thinning Such preparation method is compatible with the ex-situ lift-out system and offers high quality TEM specimens without the curtaining effect.... Agent: United Microelectronics Corp.

20150137008 - Device and method for determining the concentration of fluorophores in a sample: A device (10) and a method for analyzing a sample (16) containing fluorophores use a light source (12) emitting light (λex) onto the sample (16), and onto a fluorescence standard (14). The fluorophores of the sample (16), given an immission of light of a first wavelength (λex1), have a first... Agent:

20150137007 - Fluorescence strip, fluorescence excitation device and portable fluorescence analysis system with the same: A portable fluorescence analysis system comprises a fluorescence strip, a fluorescence excitation device and a mobile Internet device. The fluorescence strip comprises a fluorescence probe configured for detecting an analyte within a specimen. The fluorescence excitation device comprises a sleeve and an excitation light source module. The fluorescence strip is... Agent: National Tsing Hua University

20150137009 - Multi-electrode cooling arrangement: The invention further relates to a collimator electrode stack for use in a charged particle beam generator, comprising a first collimator electrode and a second collimator electrode that are each provided with a cooling conduit (105) for transferring the cooling liquid (102), and a connecting conduit (110) for a liquid... Agent:

20150137010 - Multi-electrode stack arrangement: The invention relates to an electrode stack (70) comprising stacked electrodes (71-80) for manipulating a charged particle beam along an optical axis (A). Each electrode comprises an electrode body with an aperture for the charged particle beam. The electrode bodies are mutually spaced and the electrode apertures are coaxially aligned... Agent:

20150137012 - Euv light source: An EUV light source for a projection exposure apparatus for EUV projection lithography includes a first electron beam device in the form of an electron beam supply device. The light source furthermore includes an EUV generation device supplied with an electron beam by the electron beam supply device. The light... Agent:

20150137011 - System and method for correcting the focus of a laser beam: Focus of a laser optical system can be corrected using a variable radius mirror having a focusing cavity and a separate cooling cavity. Pressure of a focusing material at a sufficiently low mass flow in the focusing cavity deforms a reflective surface mounted to the focusing cavity, changing its radius.... Agent: Cymer, LLC

20150137013 - Tool measuring apparatus: Disclosed is a tool measuring device for measuring the size of tools used for making aluminum can bodies. The tool measuring device utilizes an LED measurement carriage having a central opening so that the LED measurement carriage passes over and around the tools. An LED linear beam is generated by... Agent:

05/14/2015 > 41 patent applications in 30 patent subcategories.

20150129743 - Pillar array photo detector: Various examples are provided for pillar array photo detectors. In one example, among others, a photo detection system includes an array of substantially aligned photo sensitive nanorods extending between first and second electrodes, and a plurality of resistance monitoring circuits coupled at different positions about the circumference of the electrodes.... Agent:

20150129744 - A/d converter, solid-state image sensor and imaging system: An A/D converter includes a comparator configured to compare an input voltage and a reference signal changing monotonically with respect to time and output a comparison result signal indicating a comparison result, a pulse signal generation circuit configured to generate a pulse signal in accordance with the comparison result signal,... Agent:

20150129745 - Structured lighting applications with high speed sampling: A scene measurement assembly includes a first illuminator assembly having multiple grids of coplanar illuminators, a first system-on-chip light sensing device having sensors disposed to receive reflected light emitted by the first illuminator assembly, a second illuminator assembly having plural grids of coplanar illuminators, each of the plural grids of... Agent:

20150129746 - Multi-color superpixel operational constructs for focal plane arrays: A method for sensing using a multi-band photovoltaic detector, the method including biasing the photovoltaic detector using a bias voltage at a mid-point of a detector substrate bias voltage range, selecting a first band of the multi-band photovoltaic detector, sensing a first current from a first diode of the multi-band... Agent:

20150129748 - Multiple data rate counter, data converter including the same, and image sensor including the same: A counter includes a buffer unit and a ripple counter. The buffer unit generates at least one least significant signal of a count by buffering at least one clock signal until a termination time point. The ripple counter generates at least one most significant signal of the count by sequentially... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150129747 - Stacked photodiode multispectral imager: A photodiode architecture comprises first, second, and third independent photodiodes, and a shared electrode. The first, second, and third photodiodes are each connected to respective sources of bias voltage and to a common shared electrode, whereby the photodiode architecture comprises at least one of a shared anode and shared cathode... Agent: Intrinsix Corporation

20150129750 - System for continuous laser beam monitoring and analysis: A system for continuously monitoring a laser beam includes a photodiode sensor mounted adjacent to a laser beam optical path. A laser beam optical path analysis module connected to the photodiode sensor and adapted to receive, analyze and report the sensor output from the photodiode sensor.... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20150129749 - Method and device for measuring flicker value of liquid crystal modules: A method for measuring flicker value of a liquid crystal module and related device are proposed. The method includes: providing flicker images to a liquid crystal module; applying a measure unit to scan the liquid crystal module to convert luminance of the liquid crystal into voltage signals to obtain analog... Agent:

20150129751 - Distributed sensing system employing a film adhesive: A distributed sensing apparatus and system including one or more optical fibers disposed in a channel on the surface of a central member. A layer of film adhesive is disposed between the central member and a sheath. The film adhesive is circumferentially wrapped around the central member prior to arranging... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20150129752 - Polysilicon photodetector, methods and applications: A silicon photonic photodetector structure, a method for fabricating the silicon photonic photodetector structure and a method for operating a silicon photonic photodetector device that results from the photonic photodetector structure each use a strip waveguide optically coupled with a polysilicon material photodetector layer that may be contiguous with a... Agent: Cornell University

20150129753 - Standoff specific corrections for density logging: Methods, systems, devices, and products for estimating a parameter of interest of a volume of an earth formation. Methods may include correcting a measurement relating to the parameter of interest by a downhole tool using at least one correction model determined from a plurality of predefined models. The at least... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20150129754 - Measurement of downhole gamma radiation by reduction of compton scattering: Systems, methods and devices for evaluating an earth formation intersected by a borehole. The method includes using a first radiation responsive component to detect gamma rays having an energy below a threshold energy; using a second radiation responsive component configured to detect gamma rays that traverse the first radiation responsive... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20150129755 - Compact high voltage rf generator using a self-resonant inductor: RF generators including active devices driving series resonant circuits are described. The series resonant circuits include a self-resonant dual inductor. The RF generators can be used to drive capacitive loads.... Agent:

20150129756 - Integrated capacitor transimpedance amplifier: Spectrometers including integrated capacitive detectors are described. An integrated capacitive detector integrates ion current from the collector (220) into a changing voltage. The detector includes a collector configured to receive ions in the spectrometer, a dielectric (228), and a plate (232) arranged in an overlapping configuration with collector on an... Agent:

20150129759 - Inductively-coupled plasma ion source for use with a focused ion beam column with selectable ions: An inductively coupled plasma source having multiple gases in the plasma chamber provides multiple ion species to a focusing column. A mass filter allows for selection of a specific ion species and rapid changing from one species to another.... Agent: Fei Company

20150129760 - Methods and devices for calibrating the mobility axis of an ion mobility spectrum: Methods and devices are provided for calibrating the mobility axis of an ion mobility spectrum and determining the mobility characteristic of ion species from an ion mobility spectrum, in particular for calibrating the drift time axis of an ion mobility spectrum acquired by a drift type ion mobility spectrometer (IMS).... Agent:

20150129758 - Systems and methods for sequencing peptides by mass spectrometry: The number of atoms present in an ion of a molecule is identified using a mixture of different forms of the molecule. A mass spectrometer analyzes a mixture of at least two forms of the molecule using one or more ion scans producing a mass spectrum. The first form of... Agent: Dh Technologies Development Pte. Ltd.

20150129757 - Systems and methods for using variable mass selection window widths in tandem mass spectrometry: Systems and methods are used to analyze a sample using variable mass selection window widths. A tandem mass spectrometer is instructed to perform at least two fragmentation scans of a sample with different mass selection window widths using a processor. The tandem mass spectrometer includes a mass analyzer that allows... Agent:

20150129761 - Use of cryogenic ion chemistry to add a structural characterization capability to mass spectrometry through linear action spectroscopy: The present invention relates to mass spectrometry and infrared spectrometry and in particular, to a method of providing highly resolved infrared spectra of mass-selected, complex (e.g., biopolymer, polypeptide, organic chemical, an organometallic compound, a carbohydrate, a polynucleotide or oligonucleotide compound) ions to be obtained in a general fashion.... Agent:

20150129762 - Reducing interferences in isobaric tag-based quantification: Methods and systems for performing mass spectrometry of analytes labeled with isobaric tags are provided herein. In accordance with various aspects of the applicants' teachings, the methods and systems can enable enhanced discrimination between an analyte of interest and one or more interfering species when using isobaric tagging techniques.... Agent:

20150129763 - Charged particle beam device: A charged particle beam device (1) includes a charged particle optical lens barrel (10), a support housing (20) equipped with the charged particle optical lens barrel (10) thereon, and an insertion housing (30) inserted in the support housing (20). A first aperture member (15) is disposed in the vicinity of... Agent:

20150129764 - Sampling device and methods of using same: sampling device including a Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) fiber optic probe and methods of using the device are provided. The sampling device performs both NIRS data collection and physical sample collection. The sampling device operates by inserting the device into a powder or blend to be sampled, collecting a sample within... Agent:

20150129765 - Infrared sensor, heat sensing element, and heat sensing method using the same: An infrared sensor includes a heat sensing element in which a first electrode, a dielectric film, and a second electrode are sequentially laminated; and an electric charge detection device. The dielectric film represents antiferroelectricity and has a spontaneous polarization in a predetermined measurement environment. The electric charge detection device calculates... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20150129766 - Method for determining a concentration of a polysorbate species in a mixture: The present invention relates to a method of measuring polysorbates, such as polysorbate 80, using Attenuated Total Reflectance-Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR).... Agent:

20150129768 - Measuring apparatus and measuring method using electromagnetic wave: Provided is a measuring apparatus, including: an irradiation unit configured to irradiate an object to be examined with an electromagnetic wave, the object to be examined being brought into contact with a window member; a sensing unit configured to sense the electromagnetic wave from the object to be examined that... Agent:

20150129767 - Optical gas sensor: A system includes a sensor body that has a folded optical waveguide configured in a “U” shape, wherein the waveguide is configured to convey infrared energy from one end of the waveguide to the other end of the waveguide.... Agent: General Electric Company

20150129769 - Measurement method for object to be measured: A method for measuring the presence or absence of an object to be measured in a specimen or the quantity thereof. The method includes filtrating the object to be measured from the specimen using as a physical filter, a void-arranged structural body having a plurality of void portions penetrating in... Agent:

20150129770 - Optical gas sensor: A system includes a sensor configured to sense an environmental condition. The sensor includes an input/output (I/O) reconfiguration system. The sensor further includes a plurality of I/O connectors configured to interface with at least one external system, wherein the I/O reconfiguration system is communicatively coupled to at least one of... Agent: General Electric Company

20150129771 - Method for preparing bismuth iodide article and method for manufacturing radiation detecting element: A method for preparing a bismuth iodide article includes heat-treating bismuth iodide at a temperature less than the melting point of bismuth iodide in an atmosphere containing iodine.... Agent:

20150129773 - Blanking device for multi charged particle beam, and multi charged particle beam writing method: A blanking device for multi-charged particle beams includes plural shift registers arranged in two dimensions, and plural data transmitters each configured to be arranged, where each of first shift register groups is aligned in the same row or column, in the plural shift registers arranged in two dimensions, the plural... Agent: Nuflare Technology, Inc.

20150129772 - Surface micro-machined multi-pole electromagnets: A structure includes multiple electromagnets with sub-100 micrometer feature size. Each electromagnet includes a substrate defining multiple filled trenches with conductive fillers, a first isolation layer disposed over the conductive fillers such that a portion of each conductive filler is exposed by the first isolation layer, a core disposed over... Agent:

20150129774 - Beam imaging sensor and method for using same: The present invention relates generally to the field of sensors for beam imaging and, in particular, to a new and useful beam imaging sensor for use in determining, for example, the power density distribution of a beam including, but not limited to, an electron beam or an ion beam. In... Agent:

20150129775 - Ion generator and ion generating method: An ion generator is provided with: an arc chamber that is at least partially made up of a material containing carbon; a thermal electron emitter that emits thermal electrons into the arc chamber; and a gas introducer that introduces a source gas and a compound gas into the arc chamber.... Agent:

20150129776 - Point of use water treatment device: Embodiments of the present invention provide a water treatment device that can treat water at its point of use. For example, the water treatment device may be positioned at or near a faucet outlet, so that water can be treated immediately before it leaves the faucet. The water treatment device... Agent:

20150129777 - Sterilization device: A sterilization device includes a housing having a flow passage R of a fluid that is to be sterilized; and an LED element being disposed in the housing to irradiate ultraviolet light into the flow passage R, wherein an inner wall surface of the flow passage has a pair of... Agent:

20150129779 - Drawing apparatus, and method of manufacturing article: The present invention provides a drawing apparatus which performs drawing on a substrate with a charged particle beam, the apparatus comprising a deflector configured to scan the charged particle beam on the substrate, a stage configured to hold the substrate and be movable, and a controller configured to control main-scan... Agent:

20150129778 - Specimen holder used for mounting samples in electron microscopes: A novel specimen holder for specimen support devices for insertion in electron microscopes. The novel specimen holder of the invention provides mechanical support for specimen support devices and as well as electrical contacts to the specimens or specimen support devices.... Agent:

20150129780 - Multilayer structure: A multilayer structure contains a first security element, in particular a watermark or pseudo-watermark. A diffusing structure having a diffusing region that at least partially covers the first security element. A first luminescent layer at least partially covers the first security element and is capable of emitting a visible light... Agent:

20150129781 - Device for use in a medical treatment room: A device (1; 26) for use in a medical treatment room includes at least one control unit (2, 6; 18) designed as a light guide and at least one light source (3, 3′; 21) which emits light with a wavelength between 380 nanometres and 420 nanometres, particularly 405 nanometres, and... Agent:

20150129782 - Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation system: A modular germicidal light grid system for use inside an air treatment apparatus that has a plenum in which a stream of air is enclosed. The system comprises at least one elongate member and at least one lamp assembly. Each lamp assembly comprises a housing defining at least one socket... Agent:

20150129783 - Method for erasing bright burn and radiographic imaging device having bright burn-erasing function: A method for erasing bright burn includes: applying, to a scintillator, visible light having an intensity peak at a wavelength in the range of 405 nm to 500 nm, wherein the scintillator includes cesium iodide and is provided in a radiographic imaging device having a photoelectric transducer.... Agent:

05/07/2015 > 51 patent applications in 31 patent subcategories.

20150122971 - 3d stacked image sensor: An active pixel sensor comprises a sensor die and a circuit die. The sensor die comprises a plurality of pixels. Each pixel includes a light sensitive element and a transfer gate, a floating diffusion region, and a reset gate. The circuit die comprises a plurality of processing and amplification circuits... Agent: Silicon Optronics, Inc.

20150122972 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus capable of outputting high-quality images at high frame rate by partial readout while suppressing a difference among output signals from the output units is provided. The apparatus includes: an imaging element including an effective pixel region having a plurality of adjacent unit regions each including a plurality... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20150122974 - Imaging array with improved dynamic range utilizing parasitic photodiodes: A pixel sensor having a main photodiode and a parasitic photodiode and a method for reading out that pixel sensor are disclosed. The parasitic photodiode also serves the function of a floating diffusion node in the pixel. The pixel sensor is read by first determining the exposure as measured by... Agent: Bae Systems Imaging Solutions Inc.

20150122973 - Sensing pixel and image sensor including the same: Disclosed are a sensing pixel and an image sensor including the same. The sensing pixel includes a determination region, which includes one or more floating body transistors, and an integration region that is adjacent to a floating body region of one of the one or more floating body transistors, absorbs... Agent:

20150122975 - Solid-state imaging apparatus: A solid-state imaging apparatus comprises a plurality of matrix pixels, a reference signal generator for generating a ramp signal, a counter for performing counting according to the ramp signal output, and an AD converter, arranged for each pixel column, for performing AD conversion by comparing a pixel signal from the... Agent:

20150122976 - Solid-state imaging device and camera system: A solid-state imaging device and a camera system are disclosed. The solid-state imaging device includes a pixel unit and a pixel signal readout circuit. The pixel signal readout circuit includes a plurality of comparators disposed to correspond to a pixel column array, and a plurality of counters. Each counter includes... Agent:

20150122977 - Centrifuge force microscope modules and systems for use in a bucket of a centrifuge: A centrifuge force microscope module for use within a bucket of a centrifuge in measuring a characteristic of a sample under a centrifugal force and/or in monitoring a sample under a centrifugal force. The centrifuge force microscope module includes an electronics module and an optical module. The electronics module includes... Agent: The Research Foundation For The State University Of New York

20150122978 - Ambient light sensor with internal light cancellation: An electronic device includes a transparent surface, a light emitting device that emits light through the transparent surface, and a light sensor for receiving ambient light and providing an ambient light value. A retarder and a linear polarizer are placed between the transparent surface and the light emitting device. The... Agent: Apple Inc.

20150122979 - Illumination apparatus, image sensor unit, image reading apparatus, and image forming apparatus: An illumination apparatus includes: a light guide that is formed in a rod shape and includes a positioning portion that is formed at one end in a longitudinal direction, and light incident surfaces that are formed at two end faces in the longitudinal direction; and light sources that are arranged... Agent:

20150122980 - Encoder, motor with encoder, and servo system: An encoder includes a plurality of slit tracks, a point light source, a first light-receiving array, a second light-receiving array, and a third light-receiving array. The plurality of slit tracks respectively comprises a plurality of reflection slits arranged along a measurement direction. The point light source is configured to emit... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

20150122983 - Encoder system: An encoder system includes a disc coupled to a hub, the disc including a sensible member. The encoder system also includes a sensor operable to cooperate with the sensible member to sense an operating parameter of the disc, and a base assembly movable relative to the hub. A portion of... Agent:

20150122982 - Encoder, motor with encoder, and servo system: An encoder includes a track having optical effecters arranged to have an absolute pattern in a measurement direction, a light source configured to emit diffusion light to the track, and a light receiving array configured to have light receiving elements arranged in the measurement direction and to receive light reflected... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Yaskawa Denki

20150122981 - Selector lever arrangement for operating a transmission in a motor vehicle: A selector lever arrangement for operating a transmission in a motor vehicle with a mounting fixture, a selector lever which is mounted at the fixture in such a way that it can be moved into the designated selector lever positions and an optical detection device for the selector lever position,... Agent:

20150122984 - Fiber optic sensing systems and methods: Fiber optic sensing systems and methods. In a described embodiment, a fiber optic sensing system includes an optical fiber transmitting energy to a chemical vapor deposited diamond material proximate a substance in a well. The diamond material is deposited as a coating on a substrate. The substrate and coating are... Agent:

20150122988 - Chromatography apparatus and methods using multiple microfluidic substrates: An apparatus for chemical separations includes a first substantially rigid microfluidic substrate defining a first fluidic port; a second substantially rigid microfluidic substrate defining second fluidic port; and a coupler disposed between the first and second substrates, the coupler defining a fluidic path in fluidic alignment with the ports of... Agent: Waters Technologies Corporation

20150122987 - Ion generation using wetted porous material: The invention generally relates to systems and methods for mass spectrometry analysis of samples. In certain embodiments, the invention provides a mass spectrometry probe including at least one porous material connected to a high voltage source, in which the porous material is discrete from a flow of solvent.... Agent:

20150122986 - Mass spectrometer with laser spot pattern for maldi: The invention relates to mass spectrometers with an ion source, comprising a UV laser system for mass spectrometric analyses with ionization of analyte molecules in a sample by matrix-assisted laser desorption, which, with very low energy losses, can produce a spatially distributed spot pattern with several intensity peaks of equal... Agent:

20150122985 - Plasma-based electron capture dissociation (ecd) apparatus and related systems and methods: An electron capture dissociation (ECD) apparatus includes a plasma source for generating plasma. Analyte ions are exposed to the plasma in an ECD interaction region, either inside or outside the plasma source. The apparatus may include one or more devices for refining the plasma in preparation for interaction with the... Agent:

20150122989 - Electrostatic trap: An electrostatic trap such as an orbitrap is disclosed, with an electrode structure. An electrostatic trapping field of the form U′(r, Φ, z) is generated to trap ions within the trap so that they undergo isochronous oscillations. The trapping field U′(r, Φ, z) is the result of a perturbation W... Agent: Thermo Fisher Scientific (bremen) Gmbh

20150122990 - Miniature charged particle trap with elongated trapping region for mass spectrometry: A miniature electrode apparatus is disclosed for trapping charged particles, the apparatus including, along a longitudinal direction: a first end cap electrode; a central electrode having an aperture; and a second end cap electrode. The aperture is elongated in the lateral plane and extends through the central electrode along the... Agent:

20150122991 - Sample transferring apparatus for mass cytometry: In a mass cytometer or mass spectrometer, a sample of elemental tagged particles is transferred from a dispersion to a gas flow through a carrier aerosol spray for atomization and ionization by inductively coupled plasma (ICP) source. The configuration of the sample transfer apparatus allow for total consumption of the... Agent:

20150122992 - Sub-pixel analysis and display of fine grained mineral samples: Method and apparatus for analysis and display of fine grained mineral samples. A portion of the sample is illuminated with a charged particle beam. Emitted radiation is detected, and a sample emission spectrum is generated and fit with a plurality of standard emission spectra of minerals in a candidate mineral... Agent: Fei Company

20150122993 - Testing apparatus using charged particles and device manufacturing method using the testing apparatus: A substrate is irradiated by primary electrons and secondary electrons generated from the substrate are detected by a detector. A reference die is placed on the stage to obtain a pattern matching template image including feature coordinates of the reference die. A pattern matching is performed with an arbitrary die... Agent: Ebara Corporation

20150122994 - Passive millimeter wave image converter: An imaging system is provided. The system includes a receiver to passively receive a millimeter wave (MMW) power level input from a scene and generates an analog output signal. A driver circuit receives the analog output signal and generates a drive output signal based on the amplitude of the analog... Agent: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

20150122996 - Apparatus with sensor functionality and power management and associated methods: In an exemplary embodiment, an apparatus includes a sensor integrated circuit (IC) that is adapted for ambient light sensing (ALS) and/or proximity detection. The sensor integrated circuit (IC) includes an integrated analog-to-digital converter (ADC) that is adapted to convert at least one signal related to ambient light sensing (ALS) and/or... Agent:

20150122997 - Non-invasive identification of solutions: A fluid identification assembly is provided to determine the presence or absence of multiple components within a fluid in a conduit. The assembly includes a light source and a light detector positioned to receive a portion of light from the light source reflected by the conduit and fluid. A dual-band... Agent:

20150122995 - Solid-state imaging device, method of manufacturing the same, and electronic apparatus: A solid-state imaging device includes an Si substrate in which a photoelectric conversion unit that photoelectrically converts visible light incident from a back surface side is formed, and a lower substrate provided under the Si substrate and configured to photoelectrically convert infrared light incident from the back surface side.... Agent:

20150122998 - Method of inspection for cooling holes in turbine airfoil: An airfoil has an of internal cooling channel, and cooling holes extending from the internal cooling channel to an outer skin. Air is injected into the cooling channel, and then into an inlet of the cooling hole. The exit of the air from an outlet of the cooling hole at... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20150122999 - Thermal detector, thermal detection device, electronic instrument, and thermal detector manufacturing method: A thermal detector includes a support member, a heat-detecting element formed on the support member, a light-reflecting layer formed on the support member, a light-absorbing layer formed above the light-reflecting layer and the heat-detecting element, and a thermal transfer member including a connecting portion connected to the heat-detecting element and... Agent:

20150123000 - Gas sensors: A gas sensor for measuring concentration of a predetermined gas comprises a light source arranged to emit pulses of light, a measurement volume, a detector arranged to receive light that has passed through the measurement volume, and an adaptable filter disposed between the light source and the detector. The gas... Agent:

20150123001 - Measurement method for object to be measured and measurement device used thereof: A measurement method is disclosed for measuring the presence or absence of an object to be measured or the quantity thereof, and the measurement method includes irradiating an electromagnetic wave on a void-arranged structural body holding the object to be measured, and detecting characteristics of an electromagnetic wave scattered by... Agent:

20150123002 - Dosage rate measurement system and dosage rate measurement method: Provided is a measurement unit and measurement method for reducing attenuation due to optical fiber length and SN degradation due to background in a dosage rate monitor that uses optical fiber. This system comprises: a radiation detector for detecting radiation dosage; a light source for irradiating stimulating light on the... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20150123003 - High resolution absorption imaging using annihilation radiation from an external positron source: An apparatus, and method of using the same, for generating multiple high resolution absorption projection images which can be further processed to yield a high resolution tomographic image using annihilation radiation wherein the apparatus includes an array of gamma-ray tagging detectors and associated digitizing electronics, an array of gamma-ray absorption... Agent:

20150123004 - Method for providing a warning of radiation-dose-relevant space-weather events at cruising altitudes: The method for providing a warning of radiation-dose-relevant space-weather events at cruising altitudes comprises the steps of detecting radiation data of the atmospheric radiation, particularly of the ionized radiation in the atmosphere, and providing a radiation model for 3D-spatially resolved estimation of a radiation field at cruising altitudes of the... Agent:

20150123007 - Deflection plate and deflection device for deflecting charged particles: A deflection plate having a non-planar shape, for deflecting charged particles is provided. An associated method is also provided.... Agent:

20150123006 - Plasma cathode charged particle lithography system: In one embodiment, a system for patterning a substrate includes a plasma chamber; a power source to generate a plasma within the plasma chamber; and an extraction plate system comprising a plurality of apertures and disposed along a side of the plasma chamber. The extraction plate system is configured to... Agent: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.

20150123005 - Particle beam transport apparatus: The present invention is related to an apparatus for transporting a charged particle beam. The apparatus may include means for scanning the charged particle beam on a target, a dipole magnet arranged upstream of the means for scanning, at least three quadrupole lenses arranged between the dipole magnet and the... Agent:

20150123008 - Ion generator: In an ion generator, a flexible discharge electrode 44 composed of one wire is provided to a base 43, and a swinging motion or a turning motion of a free end 44b of the discharge electrode 44 about a fixed end 44a of the discharge electrode 44 is performed by... Agent:

20150123010 - Bright and durable field emission source derived from refractory taylor cones: A method of producing field emitters having improved brightness and durability relying on the creation of a liquid Taylor cone from electrically conductive materials having high melting points. The method calls for melting the end of a wire substrate with a focused laser beam, while imposing a high positive potential... Agent:

20150123009 - Device for generating heavy-ion beam and method thereof: There is provided a device for generating a heavy-ion beam. The device includes a laser beam generating unit configured to generate a laser beam; a target configured to generate a heavy-ion beam by the laser beam; a laser optical system configured to focus the laser beam on the front of... Agent:

20150123011 - Photoalignment equipment and photoalignment method: A photoalignment equipment includes a light emitting device, a platform, a pipe assembly, and a blower. The light emitting device has an ultraviolet light source and an accommodating space. The ultraviolet light source is located in the accommodating space. When the ultraviolet light source emits an ultraviolet light, at least... Agent: Au Optronics Corporation

20150123012 - Sample plate using maldi-tof mass spectrometer and manufacturing method of the sample plate: A sample plate in use with a MALDI-TOF (matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight) mass spectrometer. The sample plate is usable for the mass spectrometry of a polymeric material on the order of several hundreds of Da and a method of manufacturing the same sample plate. The sample plate including a... Agent:

20150123014 - Determining information for defects on wafers: Systems and methods for determining information for defects on a wafer are provided. One system includes an illumination subsystem configured to direct light having one or more illumination wavelengths to a wafer. The one or more illumination wavelengths are selected to cause fluorescence from one or more materials on the... Agent:

20150123013 - Method and apparatus for investigating a sample with regard to the lifetime of an excited state: The invention relates to a method for investigating a sample with regard to the lifetime of an excited state, in particular a fluorescence lifetime, and/or with regard to a property of a sample which is correlated with a lifetime of an excited state, in particular with a fluorescence lifetime, a... Agent:

20150123015 - Apparatus and methods for irradiating substrates with ultraviolet light: An apparatus for generating ultraviolet light for irradiating a substrate. The apparatus includes a housing enclosing an interior space. The housing includes an inlet for receiving a cooling air flow, and a window configured to emit ultraviolet light and discharge the cooling air flow. A lamp bulb is mounted within... Agent:

20150123016 - Infrared radiation element: An infrared radiation element includes: a first insulating layer having heat insulating properties and electrically insulating properties; a heating element layer provided on the first insulating layer and configured to radiate infrared radiation when energized; and a second insulating layer provided on an opposite side of the heating element layer... Agent: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

20150123017 - Orbital angular momentum: The invention relates to methods, devices, systems and uses of such systems for the generation and detection of electromagnetic fields carrying orbital angular momentum. An electromagnetic wave placed in a resonator having a closed-loop waveguide supporting a guided wave propagating at resonance with angular order, p, and with an angular... Agent: The University Of Bristol

20150123018 - System and method for generating extreme ultraviolet light: A system for generating extreme ultraviolet light may include a chamber, a target supply device configured to supply a target material into the chamber, a laser apparatus configured to output a laser beam to irradiate the target material, a wavefront adjuster configured to adjust a wavefront of the laser beam,... Agent:

20150123019 - 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:

20150123020 - Improved energy modulator: The present disclosure relates to a particle energy modulating device for variably changing the energy of the particles of a particle beam. The particle energy modulating device has a variable energy varying device with a control value correcting device for correcting a supplied control value. The control value correcting device... Agent: Gsi Helmholtzzentrum Fur Schwerionenforschung Gmbh

20150123021 - Product cartridge for radionuclide: A product cartridge for a radionuclide including a product vial having a permeable cap and surrounded by a radiation shield and a filling cartridge having a separate radiation shield, the filling cartridge is supported adjacent the permeable cap by coupling the radiation shield of the filling cartridge to the radiation... Agent:

04/30/2015 > 52 patent applications in 36 patent subcategories.

20150115130 - Optical touch system, method of touch detection, and computer program product: An optical touch system is provided. At least one light source is disposed at a side of a base plane. A first optical sensor and a second optical sensor detect a space in front of the base plane to generate a first signal and a second signal. When two groups... Agent: Wistron Corporation

20150115133 - Imager module for a camera and manufacturing method for such an imager module: An imager module for a camera includes: a lens holder; a lens system which is accommodated in the lens holder and has a lens mount and at least one lens accommodated in the lens mount; and an image sensor; a rear lens area being formed between the image sensor and... Agent:

20150115135 - Solid-state imaging apparatus: There is a need to provide a solid-state imaging apparatus capable of highly accurately analog-to-digital converting an analog voltage output from a pixel circuit. The solid-state imaging apparatus supplies a counter code to an integral A/D converter. The counter code CD includes 3-phase clock signals and gray signals. The clock... Agent:

20150115136 - Solid-state imaging device: In a solid-state imaging device, a photoelectric conversion unit, a transfer transistor, and at least a part of electric charge holding unit, among pixel constituent elements, are disposed on a first semiconductor substrate. An amplifying transistor, a signal processing circuit other than a reset transistor, and a plurality of common... Agent:

20150115131 - Stacked chip spad image sensor: An example imaging sensor system includes a Single-Photon Avalanche Diode (SPAD) imaging array formed in a first semiconductor layer of a first wafer. The SPAD imaging array includes an N number of pixels, each including a SPAD region formed in a front side of the first semiconductor layer. The first... Agent: Omnivision Technologies, Inc.

20150115134 - Stacked-chip imaging systems: Imaging systems may be provided with stacked-chip image sensors. A stacked-chip image sensor may include a vertical chip stack that includes an array of image pixels, analog control circuitry and storage and processing circuitry. The array of image pixels, the analog control circuitry, and the storage and processing circuitry may... Agent: Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC

20150115132 - Visible and near infra red optical sensor: A detector for detecting visible and NIR electromagnetic radiation is disclosed. The aforesaid detector comprises: (a) a substrate made of conventional temperature grown semi-insulating gallium arsenide (GaAs); (b) an active layer; and (c) means for applying electric fields to the active layer. The active layer is made of low temperature... Agent:

20150115137 - Gesture cell and gesture sensor: A gesture cell including a photodiode comprising a first layer, the first layer formed as a serpentine element on a substrate, and an optical blind configured to guide a light that is incident from a first direction on the photodiode, the optical blind being placed on the photodiode obliquely toward... Agent: Magnachip Semiconductor, Ltd.

20150115139 - Light receiving and emitting element module and sensor device using same: A light receiving and emitting element module includes a substrate; a light emitting element and a light receiving element on an upper surface of the substrate; a frame-shaped outer wall that on the upper surface of the substrate; and a light shielding wall that is positioned inside the outer wall... Agent:

20150115138 - Sensing device with a shield: In one embodiment, a sensing device comprising a substrate, an emitter, a receiver and a shield is disclosed. The shield may be arranged to shield at least partially the emitter and the receiver. The shield may have a stopper and a reflector cup. The stopper may be a retention mean... Agent: Avago Technologies GeneralIP(singapore) Pte. Ltd.

20150115140 - Optical demultiplexing system: Demultiplexing systems and methods are discussed which may be small and accurate without moving parts. In some cases, demultiplexing embodiments may include optical filter cavities that include filter baffles and support baffles which may be configured to minimize stray light signal detection and crosstalk. Some of the demultiplexing assembly embodiments... Agent: Newport Corporation

20150115141 - Optical encoder: An optical encoder, comprising a plurality of light receiving elements 1-12, receiving light that has passed through or been reflected by a scale having a lattice of pitch P, and outputting four-phase signals that have been respectively offset in phase by an integer number of times 90° (1/4P). 12 light... Agent:

20150115142 - Position detecting apparatus, and lens apparatus and image pickup apparatus including the position detecting apparatus: Provided is a position detecting apparatus, including: a scale including pattern arrays formed in different cycles in a movement direction; an obtaining unit configured to obtain signals in accordance with a the plurality of pattern arrays; a phase calculator configured to calculate a phase of signals; a synchronism calculator configured... Agent:

20150115143 - Tomographic scanning apparatus: A tomographic scanning apparatus for scanning an object under test and retrieving projection-related data of the object with a light/radiation source and a detector operating in conjunction therewith includes an object carrier, a light/radiation source carrier, a detector carrier, a control module, a processing module, and a rail system (or... Agent:

20150115144 - Scintillator and pulse shape discrimination for use with the scintillator: In an embodiment, scintillator can have a Figure of Merit of 0.4 at a temperature greater than 120° C., a Figure of Merit of at least 0.05 at a temperature of at least 160° C., or both. In another embodiment, a scintillator can include a Br-containing or an I-containing elpasolite.... Agent:

20150115145 - Apparatus to reduce pressure and thermal sensitivity of high precision optical displacement sensors: Methods, systems and devices for estimating a parameter of interest in a borehole. The method may include generating information from an optical displacement device relating to relative motion between two or more reflective surfaces thereof that is indicative of the parameter of interest; and preventing changes in the information resulting... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20150115146 - Nanofiber spectral analysis: Apparatus, systems, and methods may operate to transmit energy to a nanofiber sampling coil and/or a nanofiber reference coil. Further activity may include receiving the energy as modified by evanescent interaction with a sampled material located proximate to the sampling coil and/or as modified by propagation through the reference coil,... Agent:

20150115147 - Drift tube ion mobility spectrometer for aerosol measurement: A drift tube ion mobility spectrometry sample introduction scheme allows introduction of a sample packet at ground voltages. The sample packet of ionized particles is captured by subjecting particles within a defined region to an electric field at an elevated voltage. The ionized particles in the captured packet then migrate... Agent:

20150115150 - Kisspeptin-54 detection by tandem mass spectrometry: Methods are described for measuring the amount of a kisspeptin-54-derived peptides in a sample. More specifically, mass spectrometric methods are described for detecting and quantifying a kisspeptin-54 derived peptides in a sample utilizing on-line extraction methods coupled with tandem mass spectrometric techniques.... Agent:

20150115148 - Mass distribution measurement method and mass distribution measurement apparatus: Projection TOF mass spectrum distribution information is acquired by irradiating a first ionizing beam onto a surface of a specimen to acquire first mass spectrum distribution information on secondary ions generated from the specimen, irradiating a second ionizing beam onto the same surface to acquire second mass spectrum distribution information... Agent:

20150115149 - Mass distribution measurement method and mass distribution measurement apparatus: Projection TOF mass spectrum distribution information is acquired by irradiating a first ionizing beam onto a surface of a specimen to acquire first mass spectrum distribution information on secondary ions generated from the specimen, irradiating a second ionizing beam onto the same surface to acquire second mass spectrum distribution information... Agent:

20150115151 - Ion mobility spectrometer: A method and apparatus are disclosed for improving ion mobility spectrometry by using a fast and spatially wide ion gate based on local RF field barrier opposed to a switching DC field. The improvement accelerates the ion mobility analysis and improves charge throughput and dynamic range of the IMS. The... Agent:

20150115152 - Ion mobility spectrometer system: An ion mobility spectrometer system is disclosed. In one aspect, the system includes a gas chromatograph, first and second ion mobility spectrometers, and a sample feed device that feeds a sample from the gas chromatograph to the first and second ion mobility spectrometers. The sample feed device includes an inner... Agent:

20150115156 - Cross section processing method and cross section processing apparatus: A cross section processing method and a cross section processing apparatus are provided in which it is possible to form a flat cross section in a sample composed of a plurality of substances having different hardness by a focused ion beam. The etching of a processing area is performed while... Agent:

20150115153 - Detection of particle contamination on wafers: A method of the detection of particle contamination on a semiconductor wafer is provides which includes examining an area of the semiconductor wafer by a metrology system comprising a scatterometry or ellipsometry/reflectometry tool to obtain measured metrology data, comparing the measured metrology data with reference metrology data and determining the... Agent: Globalfoundries Inc.

20150115154 - Scanning electron microscope system capable of measuring in-cell overlay offset using high-energy electron beam and method thereof: A method of measuring an overlay offset using a scanning electron microscope system includes: scanning an in-cell region, which includes a lower structure and an upper structure stacked in a sample, using a primary electron beam with a landing energy of at least 10 kV; detecting electrons emitted from the... Agent:

20150115155 - Scanning transmission electron microscope system, image processing method, and image processing apparatus: A scanning transmission electron microscope system includes: an annular dark-field detector; an electron energy loss spectroscopic apparatus configured to acquire an electron energy loss spectroscopy spectrum of a first electron beam from the annular dark-field detector; and an image processing apparatus configured to generate a first STEM image based on... Agent:

20150115157 - Nuclear reactor fuel integrity monitor: A nuclear reactor fuel integrity monitor includes: a γ-ray detector which detects γ-ray of a specific radionuclide of a subject measurement medium of a nuclear reactor; a sample container which retains the subject measurement medium therein and surrounds the circumference of the γ-ray detector; and a measurement control device which... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

20150115158 - Photoelectric-type continuous liquid level measurement method and device: A photoelectric-type continuous liquid level measurement method is applied to a photoelectric-type continuous liquid level measurement device which comprises at least one sensor module formed by cascading a plurality of sensors, and comprises: driving the sensors one by one from bottom to top to take a liquid level measurement; after... Agent:

20150115159 - Non-contact strain sensing of objects by use of single-walled carbon nanotubes: In some embodiments, the present invention provides methods of detecting strain associated with an object by: (1) irradiating a composition that has been applied to the object, where the composition comprises semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes; (2) measuring an emission from the irradiated composition, where the emission comprises near infrared emission;... Agent: William Marsh Rice University

20150115160 - Thermally shorted bolometer: In one embodiment, A MEMS sensor assembly includes a substrate, a first sensor supported by the substrate and including a first absorber spaced apart from the substrate, and a second sensor supported by the substrate and including (i) a second absorber spaced apart from the substrate, and (ii) at least... Agent:

20150115161 - Imaging apparatus, an aperture for the imaging apparatus and a method for manufacturing an aperture of an imaging apparatus: The invention is an imaging apparatus comprising a detector device (12) for determining points of incidence of photons and having an impact surface (13), and an aperture (16) suitable for projecting the photons to the detector device (12) having an inlet surface (17) and an outlet surface facing the impact... Agent: Mediso Orvosi Berendezes Fejleszto Es Szerviz Kft.

20150115162 - Helmet-type pet device: A helmet-type PET device includes a helmet portion (hemispherical detector) and an added portion (jaw portion detector, an ear portion detector, or a neck portion detector). The helmet portion includes a PET detector so as to cover a parietal region of an examination target. The added portion is positioned to... Agent:

20150115163 - Semiconductor photodetector and radial ray detector: Provided is a radiation detector including a scintillator which generates, when a radial ray enters, scintillation light having light intensity according to energy of the radial ray, and then supplies a photon of the scintillation light to each of a plurality of pixels, a radial ray detection unit which detects... Agent: Sony Corporation

20150115164 - Neutron detection: A neutron detector includes a microchannel plate having a structure that defines a plurality of microchannels, and layers of materials disposed on walls of the microchannels. The layers include a layer of neutron sensitive material, a layer of semiconducting material, and a layer of electron emissive material. For example, the... Agent:

20150115165 - Dose-rate measuring system: In order to obtain a dose-rate measuring system that reduces an influence of an electromagnetic induction noise acting around an ionization chamber and a signal converter, a cabinet of the ionization chamber, shields of cables, a cabinet of the signal converter, and a cabinet of a measuring unit are connected... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20150115166 - Radiation detector: This application describes a radiation detector apparatus comprising: at least one optical fibre (104) suitable for distributed fibre optic acoustic/vibration sensing adjacent at least a first electrode (201) spaced apart from a second electrode (202) with a gas between the first and second electrodes.... Agent:

20150115167 - Method for radiation detection signal processing: The invention relates to a method for radiation detection signal processing, and more particularly to a method capable of using a periodic signal to control the time of charging/discharging to a capacitor of an integrator. The method can be used for detecting the energy of incident photon of Gamma ray... Agent:

20150115168 - Metal fluoride crystal, light emitting element, scintillator, method of detecting neutron, and method of producing metal fluoride crystal: A light emitting element according to one embodiment of the present invention is configured of a metal fluoride crystal which is represented by chemical formula LiM1M2F6 (wherein Li includes 6Li; M1 represents at least one alkaline earth metal element selected from among Mg, Ca, Sr and Ba; and M2 represents... Agent:

20150115169 - Methods and apparatus for ion sources, ion control and ion measurement for macromolecules: Disclosed are methods, apparatus, systems, processes and other inventions relating to: ion sources with controlled electro-pneumatic superposition, ion source synchronized to RF multipole, ion source with charge injection, optimized control in active feedback system, radiation supported charge-injection liquid spray, ion source with controlled liquid injection as well as various embodiments... Agent:

20150115170 - Method and apparatus for optimizing germicidal lamp performance in a disinfection device: This invention controls the temperature of the critical spot of the UV lamps and on the critical spots having a deposit of mercury or amalgam containing mercury by directing a uniform flow of air on and around the critical spots having amalgam or be other means to remove heat from... Agent:

20150115171 - Mixing device for open channel uv water treatment plants: A mixing device for a water treatment facility with an open channel, with a base body which is designed in a plate-shape or strip-shaped manner for attachment to a wall of a channel such that a lower face which faces towards the wall of the channel during operation and an... Agent:

20150115172 - Appliance for disinfecting hand-held devices: An appliance for disinfecting hand-held devices each having a surface that is contacted manually when the device is in use, composed of: a source of disinfecting radiation; and a conveyer system operative to convey the devices past the source with the top and/or bottom surfaces of each device facing the... Agent:

20150115173 - Multi-charging and sterilizing apparatus: A multi-charging and sterilizing apparatus includes a case having a slot unit on one surface thereof; a plurality of slots defined in the slot unit such that a plurality of objects are inserted into and mounted in the plurality of slots; and ultraviolet sources disposed in the respective slots to... Agent:

20150115174 - Flow cytometer: The disclosed flow cytometer includes a wavelength division multiplexer (WDM). The WDM includes an extended light source providing light that forms an object, a collimating optical element that captures light from the extended light source and projects a magnified image of the object as a first light beam, and a... Agent:

20150115175 - Apparatus and method for system identification: Methods and apparatus for system identification operate by computing phase and amplitude using linear filters. By digitally processing the linearly filtered signals or data, the phase and amplitude based on measurements of the input and output of a system, are determined.... Agent:

20150115177 - Cold-worked metal articles including luminescent phosphor particles, methods of forming the same, and methods of authenticating the same: Cold-worked metal articles, methods of forming cold-worked metal articles, and methods of authenticating cold-worked metal articles are provided. In an embodiment, a cold-worked metal article includes a cold-worked metal-containing surface that defines pores. The cold-worked metal-containing surface includes luminescent phosphor particles disposed within the pores. The luminescent phosphor particles include... Agent:

20150115176 - Laser scanning microscope system and method of setting laser-light intensity value: A method of setting a laser-light intensity value includes: emitting laser light, the laser light being excitation light, a fluorescent-dyed biological sample being irradiated with the excitation light and emitting light; detecting fluorescence emitted by the biological sample, and outputting a signal corresponding to a brightness value; prestoring relation information,... Agent: Sony Corporation

20150115178 - Methods and systems for guiding an emission to a target: Disclosed are methods and systems for guiding emissions to a target. The methods and systems utilize, in part, Markerless Tracking software to detect a beam of energy, such as a laser, toward a target such as a tissue that is the subject of a medical procedure.... Agent: Vantage Surgical Systems, Inc.

20150115179 - Charged particle beam system: First ions and second ions that are heavier than first ions are generated in an ion source. One kind of ions of the first ions and second ions is injected into an accelerator by action of a switching magnet and accelerated in the accelerator. An ion beam including the one... Agent:

20150115180 - Method and apparatus to verify correct replacement fluid in a therapeutic exchange procedure: A method and apparatus are provided for automatically detecting the type of replacement fluid loaded by the operator during a therapeutic exchange procedure and to provide a warning alarm if an incorrect fluid is used. After the operator connects the container of replacement fluid to the replacement fluid line of... Agent: Fenwal, Inc.

20150115181 - Optoelectronic sensor: The invention relates to an optoelectronic sensor, in particular to a light grid (10), having at least two circuit boards (19, 19-x) which are to be arranged one after the other in a longitudinal direction (16, z direction) and on which a plurality of light transmitters (18) and/or light receivers... Agent:

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