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Electrically insulated screen and method of erecting an electrically insulated screen
11/06/14 - 20140326882 - The invention is a sensor device comprising a carrier element (24), at least one light emitting element (20) arranged on the carrier element (24), at least one light detecting element (22) arranged on the carrier element (24); a cover layer (12) reflecting at least one part of the light emitted...

Nanowire thermoelectric infrared detector
11/06/14 - 20140326883 - A thermoelectric infrared detector. The detector has an absorption platform comprising a material that increases in temperature in response to incident infrared radiation and the platform covering substantially an entire area of the detector. The detector includes a thermocouple substantially suspended from contact with a substrate by at least one...

Motion sensing device and packaging method thereof
10/30/14 - 20140319348 - A motion sensing device for sensing infrared rays, the motion sensing device includes a substrate; a sensing unit, configured on the substrate for sensing the infrared rays; a stabilizing layer, covering on the sensing unit for fixing and protecting the sensing unit, wherein the stabilizing layer has an opening; a...

Position measurement
10/23/14 - 20140312229 - A measurement fixture has a plurality of optically-detectable elements, preferably infrared LEDs. In use, an object is attached in fixed spatial relationship to the fixture, and an optical measuring device detects the elements to provide relative tracking of the object relative to a reference. This allows for improved control and...

Low temperature co-fired ceramic system on package for millimeter wave optical receiver and method of fabrication
10/16/14 - 20140306111 - The present disclosure relates to a multi-layered low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) system on package (SoP) for a millimeter wave optical receiver comprising a top layer, a plurality of first intermediate layers, a plurality of second intermediate layers, and a bottom layer. The top layer further comprises a matching network,...

Infrared light sensor chip with high measurement accuracy and method for producing the infrared light sensor chip
10/09/14 - 20140299770 - An infrared light sensor chip comprises a substrate (2), an infrared light sensor (9), which has a base electrode (10) that is in direct contact with one side (8) of the substrate (2) and which is used to attach the infrared light sensor (9) to the substrate (2), and a...

Infrared sensor and heat sensing element
09/25/14 - 20140284480 - An infrared sensor includes a heat sensing element, the heat sensing element includes a first electrode, a second electrode and a dielectric film formed between the first electrode and the second electrode. The heat sensing element senses heat based on a change of a resistance value. The dielectric film includes...

Position detection system and projection display system
09/25/14 - 20140284481 - An optical position detection system includes a light output unit that outputs lights toward a first detection target and a second detection target, and a first light receiving unit that receives a first reflected light from the first detection target and a second light receiving unit that receives a second...

Infrared sensor of rear surface irradiation type
09/18/14 - 20140264022 - A rear-surface-irradiation-type infrared sensor includes a substrate having a through hole passing through between an upper surface and a lower surface; an infrared absorption part on the substrate on a side of the upper surface separate from the substrate by the through hole; and a temperature sensor part detecting a...

Lobed aperture radiant sensor
09/18/14 - 20140264023 - A radiant sensor includes a modified, e.g. lobed, aperture for modifying the sensor response to heat sources with its field of view to achieve a mean radiant temperature measurement....

Specimen inspection apparatus
09/18/14 - 20140264024 - A specimen inspection apparatus includes: a transportation unit which includes a transportation surface on which a specimen as an inspection object is loaded and is configured so as to transport the specimen; a terahertz wave generation unit which is positioned on the transportation surface side of the transportation unit and...

Systems, apparatuses and methods for converting light wavelengths
09/18/14 - 20140264025 - In one aspect, an apparatus for converting light having a first wavelength to a light having a second wavelength is provided. The apparatus includes an interband light detector configured to detect light with the first wavelength, a light emitting device configured to emit light with the second wavelength, and a...

Cross antennas for surface-enhanced infrared absorption (seira) spectroscopy of chemical moieties
09/18/14 - 20140264026 - A device for Surface Enhanced Infrared Absorption (SEIRA) that includes at least one pair of metallic antennas deposited on a substrate, wherein the pair of metallic antennas are collinear. The length, width, and height of the metallic antenna determines an infrared absorption of the pair of metallic antennas. The device...

Gas analysers and a method of making a gas analyser
09/18/14 - 20140264027 - A method of making a measuring instrument, such as a gas analyser (20), comprises the steps of: selecting one or more measuring devices, such as an electrochemical cell (9) and/or an infrared gas analyser (14), from a group of measuring devices; selecting a tubular profile (5) of the appropriate length...

Specimen inspection apparatus
09/11/14 - 20140252231 - A specimen inspection apparatus includes: a terahertz wave generation unit which generates a terahertz wave; a transportation unit which includes a transportation surface on which specimens as inspection objects are loaded and is configured so as to transport the specimens in an in-plane direction of the transportation surface; an irradiation...

Device for the contactless and nondestructive testing of surfaces
09/11/14 - 20140252232 - A device for the contactless and nondestructive testing of a surface by measuring the infrared radiation thereof has one or more incoherent electromagnetic radiation sources (1) and a detector (14) arranged on a detection axis (9), wherein the radiation sources (1) are arranged at a radial distance from the detection...

Object detection device
08/28/14 - 20140239178 - To provide an object detection device that requires neither the optical adjustment nor the detection area adjustment after the replacement of the battery, the object detection device includes a sensor body, inclusive of a detection element, and a storage enclosure positioned in part or in its entirety in a rear...

Detection system for dropping objects
08/07/14 - 20140217286 - A system for the detection of fast-moving dropping objects includes a submitting plate, a receiving plate, and a microcontroller. The submitting plate includes a first submitting pipe, a second submitting pipe, and a third submitting pipe. The first, second, and third submitting pipes emit infrared rays in turn. The receiving...

Semiconductor device and method of driving the same
08/07/14 - 20140217287 - To provide a semiconductor device and a driving method of the same that is capable of enlarging a signal amplitude value as well as increasing a range in which a linear input/output relationship operates while preventing a signal writing-in time from becoming long. The semiconductor device having an amplifying transistor...

Method and apparatus for generating an infrared illumination beam with a variable illumination pattern
07/17/14 - 20140197314 - A method for generating an infrared (IR) beam for illuminating a scene to be imaged comprises providing at least two IR emitters, including a first IR emitter operable to emit a wide beam component of the IR beam, and a second IR emitter operable to emit a narrow beam component...

Long-distance polarization and phase-sensitive optical time-domain reflectometry based on random laser amplification
07/03/14 - 20140183360 - 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...

Infant stimulation and environment sterilizing device
06/26/14 - 20140175280 - 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...

Mulitple controlled electrochromic devices for visible and ir modulation
06/26/14 - 20140175281 - 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...

Optical frequency filter and a detector including such a filter
06/26/14 - 20140175282 - 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...

Terahertz wave generating module and terahertz wave detecting device including the same
06/19/14 - 20140166881 - 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...

Photonic sensor and a method of manufacturing such a sensor
06/05/14 - 20140151557 - A photonic sensor, comprising: a platform, a temperature sensor on the platform; and a structure formed on or as part of the platform....

Occupancy sensor
06/05/14 - 20140151558 - An occupancy sensor with the following components is disclosed: a sensing probe to detect occupancy of a space monitored by the sensor and to produce a corresponding sensing signal; a comparator, including a voltage divider defining a comparison value, against which the sensing signal is compared to detect occupancy; and...

Techniques for tiling arrays of pixel elements
05/22/14 - 20140138543 - Sub-arrays such as tiles or chips having pixel elements arranged on a routing layer or carrier to form a larger array. Through-chip vias or the like to the backside of the chip are used for connecting with the pixel elements. Edge features of the tiles may provide for physical alignment,...

Illuminance and proximity sensor
05/15/14 - 20140131576 - An illuminance and proximity sensor includes a first sensing unit that senses infrared light and green light, and forwards a first sensing signal corresponding to a result of the sensing, a second sensing unit that filters visible light, senses the infrared light, and forwards a second sensing signal corresponding to...

Suspended wideband planar skirt antenna having low thermal mass for detection of terahertz radiation
05/01/14 - 20140117236 - A novel and useful THz radiation detector comprising a suspended wideband planar skirt antenna for achieving low thermal mass and high electrical performance. The antenna comprises only the perimeter or “skirt” of the antenna. The antenna has multiple loops where each loop comprises a conductor that covers the perimeter or...

High responsivity device for thermal sensing in a terahertz radiation detector
05/01/14 - 20140117237 - There is provided a novel and useful a high responsivity device for thermal sensing in a Terahertz (THz) radiation detector. A load impedance connected to an antenna heats up due to the incident THz radiation received by the antenna. The heat generated by the load impedance is sensed by a...

Sensor unit
04/24/14 - 20140110580 - The present disclosure provides a sensor unit that includes a mounting portion fixed on one side of the sensor unit; an elastic member including a first end and a second end, the first end being disposed on the mounting portion; a transmission portion configured to transmit a detectable signal, the...

Terahertz-wave element, terahertz-wave detecting device, terahertz time-domain spectroscopy system, and tomography apparatus
04/17/14 - 20140103209 - A terahertz-wave element includes a waveguide (2, 4, 5) that includes an electro-optic crystal and allows light to propagate therethrough, and a coupling member (7) that causes a terahertz wave to enter the waveguide (2, 4, 5). The propagation state of the light propagating through the waveguide (2, 4, 5)...

Terahertz-wave generating apparatus and measuring unit equipped with the same
03/27/14 - 20140084163 - Provided is a compact terahertz-wave generating apparatus that generates terahertz waves at high output and high efficiency. A terahertz-wave generating apparatus includes an electromagnetic-wave resonator including a hollow fiber in which an electromagnetic-wave gain medium is disposed, the electromagnetic-wave gain medium generating terahertz waves when exciting energy is supplied thereto,...

Inspection apparatus for sheet
03/20/14 - 20140077081 - An inspection apparatus for a sheet of paper subjected to a process to impart a translucent property such as a “watermark” or a “security window” includes: an inspection cylinder in which a surface facing the sheet of paper is provided with a blackened portion; IR-LED illuminators which irradiate the sheet...

Sensing device and electronic apparatus
03/13/14 - 20140070100 - A sensing device includes a first electrode, a second electrode with a first opening portion, a light blocking layer with a second opening portion, an organic EL layer including a light emitting unit and being formed between the first electrode and the second electrode, and a light receiving unit. The...

Controlling assembly and electronic device
03/06/14 - 20140061466 - A controlling assembly is disclosed, which is adapted to be disposed at a casing, in which the casing has an opening. The controlling assembly includes an infrared transmission module (IR transmission module), a pressing switch and a button. The IR transmission module is adapted to be disposed in the casing...

Variable aperture mechanism for use in vacuum and cryogenically-cooled environments
03/06/14 - 20140061467 - A variable aperture mechanism (VAM) comprises a cam assembly, a single motor capable of rotating the cam assembly, and a pair of aperture members which are coupled to the cam assembly and arranged to affect the size of an aperture, with the size of the aperture varying with the position...

Infrared sensor
03/06/14 - 20140061468 - Provided is a lightweight infrared sensor which is readily and stably erected to a substrate. The infrared sensor includes an insulating film; a first and a second heat sensitive element are disposed on one surface of the insulating film separately; a first and second conductive film on one surface of...

Apparatus and method for monitoring a card slot
02/27/14 - 20140054459 - An apparatus and method for monitoring a card slot is provided. The apparatus is for monitoring a card slot for the presence of unauthorised objects or devices and comprises a photon coupled interrupter having a light source configured for placement at a first side of the card slot to be...

Device for emitting and guiding an infrared radiation
02/27/14 - 20140054460 - Device for emitting and guiding an infrared radiation comprising a waveguide (1) and means (5) for emitting an infrared radiation (R), characterized in that said means (5) for emitting an infrared radiation (R) are formed at the surface or inside the waveguide (1), in such a way that the radiation...

Bolometric detector of an electromagnetic radiation in the terahertz range and array detection device comprising such detectors
02/20/14 - 20140048708 - A terahertz detection device comprises at least one terahertz antenna, a detection microbridge suspended above a substrate comprising a resistive load coupled to the antenna and a resistive bolometric clement coupled to the resistive load, a bias circuit for biasing the bolometric element. The device further comprises a skimming microbridge...

Regenerative receiver architectures for millimeter-wave and sub-millimeter-wave imaging and communication
01/30/14 - 20140027638 - A millimeter and sub-millimeter wavelength receiver imaging apparatus and method which directly generates a time encoded digital signal for an imaging pixel in response to interoperation of a digital quench circuit, an envelope detector, and a regenerative oscillator coupled to an antenna. The device utilizes the fact that oscillator startup...

Ctia for ir readout integrated circuits using single ended opamp with in-pixel voltage regulator
01/30/14 - 20140027639 - A circuit for an image sensor pixel receives photogenerated information from an image sensor, such as infrared sensor. The circuit includes a single ended operational amplifier, they can have a simple circuit such as for example 4 transistors. An additional transistor is used in the pixel to regulate the voltage...

Motion detector camera
01/16/14 - 20140014837 - A motion detector camera includes a housing, viewing electronics mounted within the housing, an IR emitter exposed on a surface of the housing, a motion detector exposed on a surface of the housing, and a controller operatively coupled to the viewing electronics, the IR emitter, and the motion detector, wherein...

Optical filter and sensor system
01/16/14 - 20140014838 - An optical filter having a passband at least partially overlapping with a wavelength range of 800 nm to 1100 nm is provided. The optical filter includes a filter stack formed of hydrogenated silicon layers and lower-refractive index layers stacked in alternation. The hydrogenated silicon layers each have a refractive index...

Occupancy sensor with multi-position rotary switch
01/02/14 - 20140001362 - An occupancy sensor has a body and a lens cover. The body includes an enclosure, a human movement sensing component and at least one multi-position rotary switch. The at least one multi-position rotary switch is configured through the enclosure of the body, has a plurality of switching positions and is...

Overhead occupancy sensor
12/26/13 - 20130341510 - An overhead occupancy sensor assembly includes a housing, a lens disposed in the housing, a sensing element disposed behind the lens and configured to detect light, and a light blocking element, the light blocking element being configured to block light from reaching the sensing element. The light blocking element is...

Wide angle optical system
12/12/13 - 20130327941 - A system for diverting wide angle incident electromagnetic radiation to parallel to an optical axis of a wide FOV lens. The system includes a wide FOV lens system including at least one wide FOV lens and an electromagnetic radiation sensitive device. The wide FOV lens system includes at least one...

Infrared ray sensor package, infrared ray sensor module, and electronic device
11/21/13 - 20130306868 - According to the present invention, the gas adsorption capability of a getter can be maintained while the characteristics of an infrared ray sensor element are prevented from being deteriorated. An infrared ray sensor package has an infrared ray sensor element, a base substrate, a housing, an infrared ray transmission window,...

Infrared detector having at least one switch positioned therein for modulation and/or bypass
10/31/13 - 20130284927 - In at least one embodiment, a sensing apparatus is provided. The sensing apparatus comprises a substrate, a thermopile, and a readout circuit. The thermopile includes an absorber positioned above the substrate for receiving thermal energy and for generating an electrical output indicative of the thermal energy. The readout circuit is...

Optical position detection device and equipment with position detection function
10/24/13 - 20130277557 - An optical position detection device includes a first detection light source unit that outputs a detection light from one side to the other side in a first direction, a second detection light source unit that is separated from the first detection light source unit along a second direction crossing the...

Nanowire thermoelectric infrared detector
09/26/13 - 20130248712 - A thermoelectric infrared detector. The detector includes an absorption platform comprising a material that increases in temperature in response to incident infrared radiation, the platform covering substantially an entire area of the detector. The detector includes a thermocouple substantially suspended from contact with a substrate by at least one arm...

Modular multi-use thermal imaging system
09/19/13 - 20130240733 - A modular multi-use thermal imaging system is disclosed. In one embodiment, the modular multi-user thermal imaging system includes a modular mounting structure and a modular multi-use thermal imaging device configured to attach to one or more structures via the modular mounting structure....

Electromagnetic interference protection structure
08/29/13 - 20130221219 - A detector structure having a sensor for detecting energy impinging on the structure in the infrared and/or optical frequency band; an electronics section disposed behind the sensor for processing electrical signal produced by the sensor in response to the sensor detecting the infrared and/or optical energy; and an electrically conductive...

Passive detectors for imaging systems
08/22/13 - 20130214158 - Passive detector structures for imaging systems are provided which implement unpowered, passive front-end detector structures with direct-to-digital measurement data output for detecting incident photonic radiation in various portions (e.g., thermal (IR), near IR, UV and visible light) of the electromagnetic spectrum....

Radiation sensor
08/15/13 - 20130206989 - A radiation sensor is provided. The radiation sensor includes a substrate; a diaphragm positioned over the substrate; an absorbing layer which is configured to absorb infrared radiation; a supporting element arranged between the absorbing layer and the diaphragm such that a spacing gap is formed between the absorbing layer and...

Infrared security sensor
08/01/13 - 20130193323 - An infrared security sensor device includes a light projector 1A, 1B having a projecting light power control unit 5 for controlling the light receiving sensitivity of a light receiver 2A, 2B by switching a light projecting power thereof to one of a plurality of steps in dependence on the level...

Infrared detector having at least one switch for modulation and/or bypass
07/25/13 - 20130187048 - An infrared (IR) detector including a plurality of thermal sensing elements for generating an image of an object is provided. The IR detector comprises a first thermal sensing element and includes a thermopile and a first switch. The thermopile is configured to receive at least a portion of a thermal...

Spectral filter having a structured membrane at the sub-wavelength scale, and method for manufacturing such a filter
07/25/13 - 20130187049 - According to a first aspect, the present invention relates to a spectral filter suitable for filtering an incident wave at at least a first given central wavelength λ0 comprising a substrate with a through orifice and a membrane of dielectric material. The membrane is suspended above the orifice and is...

Reflective proximity sensor with improved smudge resistance and reduced crosstalk
07/18/13 - 20130181131 - An electronic device includes a protective layer above a proximity sensor having a radiation emitter and a radiation detector. A groove, which may be wedge shaped, is formed in the bottom surface of the protective layer. A radiation barrier, which may be reflective or absorptive material, is placed in the...

Apparatus and methods for controlling a laser output and improving laser safety using a proximity sensor
07/04/13 - 20130168551 - A laser output control method and a laser output control device, including a luminous source in the optical interface of an optical transceiver, a proximity detector configured to detect and capture reflection intensity of a luminous beam from the luminous source, an optical processing circuit electrically connected to the proximity...

Infrared ray detector and method of detecting infrared rays by using the same
06/27/13 - 20130161515 - A infrared ray detector includes a first metal layer; a second metal layer on the first metal layer and configured to absorb infrared rays; a thermistor layer below the second metal layer, the thermistor layer having a resistance that changes according to infrared rays absorbed in the second metal layer;...

Optical pulse tester using light emitting device
06/27/13 - 20130161516 - To provide a small and high-performance optical pulse tester using a light emitting device including semiconductor light emitting element capable of emitting light beams with wavelengths in a plurality of wavelength ranges with a high optical output. An optical pulse tester includes: a light emitting device including a semiconductor light...

Wavelength-selective, integrated resonance detector for electromagnetic radiation
06/20/13 - 20130153767 - Embodiments of the invention are directed to integrated resonance detectors and arrays of integrated resonance detectors and to methods for making and using the integrated resonance detectors and arrays. Integrated resonance detectors comprise a substrate, a conducting mirror layer, an active layer, and a patterned conducting layer. Electromagnetic radiation is...

System and method for using a portable near ir led light source and photogrammetry for boresight harmonization of aircraft and ground vehicle components
06/20/13 - 20130153768 - Disclosed is a system and method for using a portable near (infrared light emitting diode) IR LED light source and photogrammetry for boresight harmonization of aircraft and ground vehicle components. In one embodiment, orientation and positional parameters of two or more fixed points and distances between the two or more...

Dewar assembly for ir detection systems
06/20/13 - 20130153769 - A dewar assembly is presented for use in an optical IR detection system defining a light collecting region. The dewar assembly comprises a warm shield unit configured as an enclosure for optically enclosing the light collection region and having an optical window through which incident light enters the dewar. The...

Electromagnetic wave generating device, electromagnetic wave detecting device, and time-domain spectroscopy apparatus
06/13/13 - 20130146768 - The electromagnetic wave generating device includes the optical waveguide including a plurality of waveguide segments each of which is sandwiched between dielectrics and includes a nonlinear optical crystal. The waveguide segments are arranged such that an angle formed by the directions of propagation of light in the two adjacent waveguide...

Optical pulse generating apparatus, terahertz spectroscopy apparatus, and tomography apparatus
06/13/13 - 20130146769 - An optical pulse generating apparatus that supplies pump light and probe light includes a light source and a modulation unit configured to modulate light emitted from the light source, thereby dividing the light into the pump light and the probe light. The modulation unit is configured such that a frequency...

Infrared detectors
05/09/13 - 20130112876 - In some example embodiments, an infrared detector may comprise a substrate; a resonator spaced apart from the substrate, the resonator absorbing incident infrared light; a thermoelectric material layer contacting the resonator and having a variable resistance according to temperature variation due to the absorbed incident infrared light; a lead wire...

Battery-operated object detecting device
05/09/13 - 20130112877 - A battery-operated object detecting device (D) includes a detecting unit (U) adapted to be driven by an electric cell (12) mounted thereon, and a transmitting device (20) driven by the electric cell (12) in the detecting unit (U) for wireless transmitting at least a low battery signal being indicative of...