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Infrared Responsive patent applications listed include Date, Patent Application Number, Patent Title, Patent Abstract summary and are linked to the corresponding patent application page.

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

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

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

07/03/14 - 20140183360 - Long-distance polarization and phase-sensitive optical time-domain reflectometry based on random laser amplification
A long-distance polarization and phase-sensitive reflectometry based on random laser amplification for extending a sensing distance includes a long-distance polarization and phase-sensitive reflectometry of a distributed Raman amplification based on optical fiber random lasers generated by unilateral pumps, a long-distance polarization and phase-sensitive reflectometry of a distributed Raman amplification based...

06/26/14 - 20140175280 - Infant stimulation and environment sterilizing device
A cognitive stimulating sterilizing device for providing visual, tactile and, or audible stimulation for infants that also selectively sterilizes select items and the surrounding ambient. This including a housing adapted for removable connection to cribs, changing tables and similar furniture, an ultraviolet light source in the housing for sanitizing items...

06/26/14 - 20140175281 - Mulitple controlled electrochromic devices for visible and ir modulation
An electrochromic device (ECD) includes an electrochromic cell and, optionally, one or more additional electrochromic cells where all cells are parallel, and where at least one of the electrodes of one of the cells comprises a single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) film The electrochromic cells allow the control of transmittance of...

06/26/14 - 20140175282 - Optical frequency filter and a detector including such a filter
An optical frequency filter comprises a support layer having reflective elements formed thereon, the reflective elements defining at least one periodic grid of substantially parallel slits, the period P, the height, and the width of the slits being selected in such a manner that the reflective elements form a wavelength-selective...

06/19/14 - 20140166881 - Terahertz wave generating module and terahertz wave detecting device including the same
A terahertz wave generating module includes a bidirectional light source which provides a first dual-mode beam in a first direction and a second dual-mode beam in a second direction; a forward lens unit which focuses the first dual-mode beam; a photomixer unit which converts the first dual-mode beam focused by...

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

06/05/14 - 20140151558 - Occupancy sensor
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...

05/22/14 - 20140138543 - Techniques for tiling arrays of pixel elements
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,...

05/15/14 - 20140131576 - Illuminance and proximity sensor
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...

05/01/14 - 20140117236 - Suspended wideband planar skirt antenna having low thermal mass for detection of terahertz radiation
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...

05/01/14 - 20140117237 - High responsivity device for thermal sensing in a terahertz radiation detector
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...

04/24/14 - 20140110580 - Sensor unit
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...

04/17/14 - 20140103209 - Terahertz-wave element, terahertz-wave detecting device, terahertz time-domain spectroscopy system, and tomography apparatus
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)...

03/27/14 - 20140084163 - Terahertz-wave generating apparatus and measuring unit equipped with the same
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,...

03/20/14 - 20140077081 - Inspection apparatus for sheet
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...

03/13/14 - 20140070100 - Sensing device and electronic apparatus
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...

03/06/14 - 20140061466 - Controlling assembly and electronic device
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...

03/06/14 - 20140061467 - Variable aperture mechanism for use in vacuum and cryogenically-cooled environments
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...

03/06/14 - 20140061468 - Infrared sensor
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...

02/27/14 - 20140054459 - Apparatus and method for monitoring a card slot
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...

02/27/14 - 20140054460 - Device for emitting and guiding an infrared radiation
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...

02/20/14 - 20140048708 - Bolometric detector of an electromagnetic radiation in the terahertz range and array detection device comprising such detectors
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...

01/30/14 - 20140027638 - Regenerative receiver architectures for millimeter-wave and sub-millimeter-wave imaging and communication
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...

01/30/14 - 20140027639 - Ctia for ir readout integrated circuits using single ended opamp with in-pixel voltage regulator
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...

01/16/14 - 20140014837 - Motion detector camera
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...

01/16/14 - 20140014838 - Optical filter and sensor system
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...

01/02/14 - 20140001362 - Occupancy sensor with multi-position rotary switch
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...

12/26/13 - 20130341510 - Overhead occupancy sensor
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...

12/12/13 - 20130327941 - Wide angle optical system
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...

11/21/13 - 20130306868 - Infrared ray sensor package, infrared ray sensor module, and electronic device
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,...

10/31/13 - 20130284927 - Infrared detector having at least one switch positioned therein for modulation and/or bypass
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...

10/24/13 - 20130277557 - Optical position detection device and equipment with position detection function
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...

09/26/13 - 20130248712 - Nanowire thermoelectric infrared detector
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...

09/19/13 - 20130240733 - Modular multi-use thermal imaging system
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....

08/29/13 - 20130221219 - Electromagnetic interference protection structure
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...

08/22/13 - 20130214158 - Passive detectors for imaging systems
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....

08/15/13 - 20130206989 - Radiation sensor
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...

08/01/13 - 20130193323 - Infrared security sensor
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...

07/25/13 - 20130187048 - Infrared detector having at least one switch for modulation and/or bypass
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...

07/25/13 - 20130187049 - Spectral filter having a structured membrane at the sub-wavelength scale, and method for manufacturing such a filter
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...

07/18/13 - 20130181131 - Reflective proximity sensor with improved smudge resistance and reduced crosstalk
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...

07/04/13 - 20130168551 - Apparatus and methods for controlling a laser output and improving laser safety using a proximity sensor
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...

06/27/13 - 20130161515 - Infrared ray detector and method of detecting infrared rays by using the same
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;...

06/27/13 - 20130161516 - Optical pulse tester using light emitting device
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...

06/20/13 - 20130153767 - Wavelength-selective, integrated resonance detector for electromagnetic radiation
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...

06/20/13 - 20130153768 - System and method for using a portable near ir led light source and photogrammetry for boresight harmonization of aircraft and ground vehicle components
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...

06/20/13 - 20130153769 - Dewar assembly for ir detection systems
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...

06/13/13 - 20130146768 - Electromagnetic wave generating device, electromagnetic wave detecting device, and time-domain spectroscopy apparatus
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...

06/13/13 - 20130146769 - Optical pulse generating apparatus, terahertz spectroscopy apparatus, and tomography apparatus
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...