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08/28/14 - 20140239194 - Method for inspecting contact between mating gears
A method for inspecting contact between mating gears that includes applying a mixture to teeth of a first gear, teeth of a second gear, or the teeth of both the first and second gears. The mixture includes a lubricating oil and a fluorescing dye. The first gear is rotated to...

08/21/14 - 20140231674 - Ink jet printer composition and use
An aqueous ink jet printer ink composition is designed for ink jet printing of fluorescent images. This composition contains fluorescent pigment particles that have (1) an excitation peak wavelength of at least 300 nm and less than 400 nm, and (2) an emission peak that is greater than 400 nm...

08/21/14 - 20140231675 - Evaluation circuit for an optoelectronic detector and method for recording fluorescence events
An improved evaluation circuit which allows high sensitivity in an economical manner. For this purpose, a shift register having at least one data input, a clock input, a plurality of register stages and at least one data output is provided, wherein the output of the analog-to-digital converter is connected to...

08/14/14 - 20140225004 - Resonance fluorescence localization microscopy with sub-wavelength resolution
The resonance fluorescence spectrum of a number of two-level atoms is driven by a gradient coherent laser field. In the weak dipole-dipole interaction region (separation less than λ/50), a very strong laser field may be applied such that the Rabi frequency is much larger than the dipole-dipole interaction energy. From...

08/14/14 - 20140225005 - Particle detecting system and particle detecting method
A particle detecting system includes an airborne particle detecting device that detects scattered light and/or fluorescent light produced through illuminating with light a particle included in a gas, a gas inspection flow path that introduces, into the airborne particle detecting device, a particle included in a gas that is subject...

08/14/14 - 20140225006 - Method and apparatus for distinguishing radiation emitted by targets and non-targets during surgical laser procedures
Methods and arrangements for distinguishing between target areas and non-target areas during a laser surgical procedure involve coating or otherwise providing the non-target areas with a phosphorescent material that emits radiation, upon stimulation when a predetermined condition occurs, that is distinguishable from the treatment radiation....

07/31/14 - 20140209816 - Super-resolved optical imaging apparatus and optical imaging method using the same
A super-resolved optical imaging apparatus and a super-resolved optical imaging method using the apparatus are disclosed. The optical imaging apparatus can includes: a light source unit configured to supply an incident beam; a nano-pattern chip having a plurality of nanostructures; a light adjustment system configured to change an incidence property...

07/24/14 - 20140203190 - Optically active epoxy
An optically active composition is described. The composition may include a copolymer of two or more polyepoxides covalently linked by a fused arene....

07/24/14 - 20140203191 - Method of observing samples with a fluorescent microscope
The invention relates to a method of inspecting parts of a sample on a TEM grid with a fluorescence microscope, as arises when performing correlative microscopy, more specifically for samples on a holey carbon grid. A problem occurs when imaging vitrified ice with sample material when the ice is heated...

07/24/14 - 20140203192 - Systems and methods for distinguishing optical signals of different modulation frequencies in an optical signal detector
Systems and method for detecting optical signals, and for discriminating optical signals emitted by an emission moiety that is excited by an associated excitation signal from background signals and other optical noise, employing digital techniques for determining the portion of a detected optical signal having a modulation frequency corresponding to...

07/17/14 - 20140197335 - Methods, systems and devices for detecting insects and other pests
We describe a method for detection of the presence of an invertebrate or an invertebrate component in a sample of substantially non invertebrate material, comprising impinging said sample with a source of electromagnetic radiation at a wavelength of at least 600 nm and detecting Raman scattering/fluorescence of said invertebrate or...

07/10/14 - 20140191139 - Conjugates of nano-diamond and magnetic or metallic particles
Techniques for imaging a characteristic of a sample with a plurality of conjugates of diamond-metallic nanoparticles having a nitrogen vacancy center. The plurality of conjugates can be exposed to a sample and the nitrogen vacancy centers can be optically pumped. One or more microwave pulses can be applied to the...

06/26/14 - 20140175305 - Methods for detecting defects in inorganic-coated polymer surfaces
Lipophilic fluorescent substances can be used to detect surface defects in materials having hydrophilic (e.g., inorganic) coatings. Use of the described methods makes surface defects appear fluorescent, while the remaining surfaces are not labeled. The disclosed methods are inexpensive, rapid, and easy alternatives to existing approaches....

06/19/14 - 20140166904 - Efficient fluorescence detection in solid state spin systems
Efficient fluorescence detection is achieved by optically guiding fluorescence light generated by color centers within a sample to photodetectors outside the sample. A fluorescence detection system may use a sample containing one or more fluorescence color centers that emit fluorescent light when irradiated with excitation light from an optical source....

06/12/14 - 20140158912 - Ultra dark field microscope
A fluorescence microscope includes a nearly monochromatic light source, a Brewster angle wedge, and an optical system for irradiating a sample with a light beam from the light source and directing fluorescence light from said sample onto the Brewster angle wedge. Collection optics are provided for focusing a hyper-spectral, wide...

06/12/14 - 20140158913 - Microparticle analysis apparatus and microparticle analysis method
There is provided a microparticle analysis apparatus including a light irradiation unit, which includes a plurality of light sources that emit laser light beams having different wavelengths, and which is configured to irradiate, with the laser light, microparticles flowing through a channel, and a light source drive control unit configured...

06/05/14 - 20140151577 - Fluorescence method for determining occlusion in enclosed spaces
A method of sensing scale build up on piping exposed to wellbore fluids, which includes the steps of sensing the build up of scale on the wall an injector pipe using fluorescence detection, generating a signal representative of the relative scale build up on injector pipe wall, and communicating that...

06/05/14 - 20140151578 - System and method for detecting damage to a wind turbine blade
A system and method of detecting damage to a wind turbine blade uses one or more fluorescent optical fibres comprising a fluorescent material having an excitation wavelength that is selected such that the material fluoresces upon exposure to ambient radiation at the wind turbine blade, wherein the one or more...

05/29/14 - 20140145093 - Stimulated emission depletion (sted) microscopy system
The invention discloses an optical microscopy system (10) for stimulated emission depletion (STED) of an object (O). An optical element (6) is applied for focusing a first excitation (1) and a second depletion (2) beam on the object thereby defining a common optical path (OP) for both the first and...

05/29/14 - 20140145094 - Carbon nanotubes with fluorescent surfactant
A fluorescent material may include a medium, carbon nanotubes dispersed in the medium, and a fluorescent surfactant. The fluorescent surfactant may be adsorbed to a surface of some of the carbon nanotubes in a concentration sufficient to make the material fluoresce in the presence of radiation. The material may be...

05/15/14 - 20140131592 - Image obtaining unit and image obtaining method
An image obtaining apparatus and an image obtaining method are provided. The image obtaining apparatus including a light source configured to generate excitation light causing a fluorescent label of a biological sample to emit light; an image sensor; an optical system configured to cause the image sensor to form a...

05/15/14 - 20140131593 - Method for detecting fluorescent particles
A method for detecting a fluorescent particle comprises the preparation of a sample solution containing fluorescent particles and a substance that promotes transition of the fluorescent particles from a triplet excited state to a singlet ground state, and calculation of the number of molecules of fluorescent particles present in the...

05/08/14 - 20140124682 - Method for optical 3d measurement of teeth with reduced point spread function
A 3D measurement of teeth occurs while exciting fluorescence in the volume of the teeth. To this end, use is made of suitable radiation which, as a result of the fluorescence, is therefore strongly absorbed. As a result of this, the problem of translucence when measuring teeth is significantly reduced....

05/01/14 - 20140117254 - Apparatus for substance detection
A sensing apparatus for detecting light of first and second fluorescent wavelength bands has a light source to generate an excitation wavelength to a first collimator element. A dichroic multiplexer has a first coated surface oblique to the optical axis and treated to transmit the excitation wavelength and to reflect...

05/01/14 - 20140117255 - Surface plasmon-field enhanced fluorescence spectroscopic measurement method and surface plasmon-field enhanced fluorescence spectroscopic measurement device
To provide a surface plasmon-field enhanced fluorescence spectroscopic measurement method and a surface plasmon-field enhanced fluorescence spectroscopic measurement device which are capable of accurately measuring a fluorescent signal regardless of the type of a light detection means even when the concentration of an analyte is high by adjusting the dynamic...

05/01/14 - 20140117256 - Appratus for optical analysis of an associated tissue sample
In order to improve fluorescence measurements, there is provided an apparatus and, a method and a computer program for optical analysis of an associated tissue sample, the apparatus comprising a spectrometer comprising an optical detector, a light source, a first light emitter 219 arranged for emitting photons into the associated...

04/17/14 - 20140103226 - Use of luminescent nanosystems for authenticating security documents
The present invention relates to the use of nanosystems as non deactivable security markers comprising metal atomic quantum clusters (AQCs) of at least two different size distributions encapsulated in a cavity with an inner diameter less than or equal to approximately 10 nm. These nanosystems are luminescence, particularly fluorescence after...

04/10/14 - 20140097357 - Quantum-yield measurement device
A quantum-yield measurement device 1 comprises a dark box 5; a light generation unit, having a light exit part 7, for generating the pumping light L1; a light detection unit, having a light entrance part 11, for detecting light to be measured L2; an integrating sphere 14, having a light...

04/10/14 - 20140097358 - Method and apparatus for imaging a structure marked with a fluorescent dye
In a method for imaging a structure (33) marked with a fluorescent dye in a sample, the sample is repeatedly scanned in a scanning range (28) with a light intensity distribution localised around a focal point (29) of a focused fluorescence excitation light beam. The light intensity distribution further comprises...

04/10/14 - 20140097359 - In-line decay-time scanner
The disclosed scanner allows detecting decay time characteristics of light emitted by a luminescent marking on an item which is transported, even at high speed, on a distribution/production line. The detection zone of the scanner's light sensor has a shape elongated along a path of the moving item, and the...

04/03/14 - 20140091233 - Axial illumination for capillary electrophoresis
System and method for fluorescent light excitation and detection from samples to enhance the numerical aperture and/or reduce the cross-talk of the fluorescent light....

03/27/14 - 20140084181 - Irregular excitation of optical sensors
A material is excited with light whose intensity is modulated according to a modulation signal. The modulation signal includes multiple transitions between at least two intensity levels, with times of at least a first contiguous sequence of the transitions being selected according to an irregular pattern. A response of the...

03/20/14 - 20140077100 - Microorganism detecting apparatus calibration method and microorganism detecting apparatus calibration kit
A method for calibrating a microorganism detecting apparatus includes drawing into the microorganism detecting apparatus polystyrene particles with a weight-average molecular weight of no less than 250,000 and no more than 850,000 that, when exposed to light, produce a fluorescence of an intensity that is substantially identical to an intensity...

03/06/14 - 20140061504 - Low rare earth mineral photoluminescent compositions and structures for generating long-persistent luminescence
A low rare earth mineral photoluminescent structure for generating long-persistent luminescence that utilizes at least a phosphorescent layer comprising one or more phosphorescent materials having substantially low rare earth mineral content of less than about 2.0 weight percent, and one or more fluorescent layers is disclosed. Further disclosed are methods...

03/06/14 - 20140061505 - Squarylium dyes
Squarylium dyes with improved design flexibility via functionalization thereof thereby yielding desirable photophysical, solubility, thermal stability, and/or light stability properties, for example. The resulting dyes are useful in optical filters and as fluorescent indicators, for example....

03/06/14 - 20140061506 - Surface plasmon-field enhanced fluorescence measurement device and fluorescence detection method using the same
A surface plasmon-field enhanced fluorescence measurement device may be provided to accurately detect a specific substance even in the case in which a well member is used and achieving a simpler structure and a lower manufacturing cost, and a fluorescence detection method using the surface plasmon-field enhanced fluorescence measurement device....

02/20/14 - - Capillary electrophoresis fluorescent detection system
The invention includes a high sensitivity and high throughput capillary electrophoresis multiwavelength florescence detection system. The fluorescent detection system is configured to illuminate a relatively large volume of a single capillary or a plurality of capillaries, with a pixelated detection system capable of imaging an area of each capillary that...

02/20/14 - 20140048723 - Authentication with access control and calibration
A method of enabling an authenticating device (10) includes providing an enabling target (17); measuring one or more attributes of the enabling target with the authenticating device; comparing at least one measured attribute with a predetermined expected value; enabling the authenticating device when the at least one measured attribute matches...

02/13/14 - 20140042339 - Microscope with a viewing direction perpendicular to the illumination direction
A microscope and imaging method in which a layer of the sample is illuminated by a thin strip of light and the sample is viewed perpendicular to the plane of the strip of light. The depth of the strip of light thus essentially determines the depth of focus of the...

02/13/14 - 20140042340 - Method and apparatus for tracking a particle, particularly a single molecule, in a sample
For the purpose of tracking a movement of a particle in a sample, the particle is driven by light to emit photons, and the photons emitted by the particle are detected. The light applied to the sample features a light intensity distribution with a spatially limited minimum. The particle is...

02/06/14 - 20140034847 - Photoluminescent oxygen probe tack
A photoluminescent oxygen probe comprising a tack with a layer of a pressure-sensitive adhesive and an oxygen-sensitive photoluminescent element on the underside of the head. The probe is effective for sensing oxygen concentration within an enclosed space by puncturing the container defining the enclosed space the with the probe's shank...

01/23/14 - 20140021368 - Quantum dot luminescent materials
A quantum dot dispersed glass article is disclosed herein and associated articles, products, and methods of making thereof. In an aspect, a glass material can incorporate one or more quantum dot dispersed therein, wherein the one or more quantum dot luminesces upon excitation from an excitation source. In another aspect,...

01/23/14 - 20140021369 - Articles, methods of validating the same, and validation systems employing decay constant modulation
Articles, methods of validating the articles, and validating systems are provided herein. In an embodiment, an article includes a substrate and a security feature on the substrate. The security feature includes a first region that has a first ink composition and a second region that has a second ink composition....

01/23/14 - 20140021370 - Microparticle measurement apparatus and microparticle analysis method
There is provided a microparticle measurement apparatus including a first light source configured to irradiate excitation light on a droplet containing a microparticle, the droplet being discharged from an orifice, a second light source configured to irradiate illumination light on the droplet for acquiring an image of the droplet, a...

01/23/14 - 20140021371 - Two-photon 3-d fiona of individual quantum dots
Microscopy is performed by imaging individual quantum dots (QD) using two-photon (2P) microscopy of in an aqueous environment with widefield and point-scan excitations at nanometer accuracy....

01/16/14 - 20140014856 - Biosensor
Optical sensors comprising a fluidic channel through which fluid carrying magnetised beads may be passed, an optical source for illuminating fluid as is passes through the channel, a sensor for detecting fluorescence emitted by the beads when illuminated by the optical source, and magnet means arranged to temporarily capture and...

01/09/14 - 20140008549 - Method and system for obtaining an extended-depth-of-field volumetric image using laser scanning imaging
A laser scanning imaging system and method for obtaining an extended-depth-of-field image of a volume of a sample are provided. The system includes a laser module generating an input laser beam, a beam shaping module including an axicon and a Fourier-transform lens, and an imaging module including an objective lens...

01/02/14 - 20140001375 - Sample analysis system with spotlight illumination
System, including methods and apparatus, for sample analysis using at least one array of spotlights to illuminate a microplate with excitation light for photoluminescence emission....

12/26/13 - 20130341528 - Matrix-incorporated fluorescent silica with on/off functionality for anti-counterfeiting
A fluorescent material includes a silica matrix, and a fluorescent dye compound covalently bonded to the silica matrix. The fluorescent dye compound may have first and second absorption wavelengths and an emission wavelength. A method for producing a photoswitchable fluorescent material includes combining silane monomers and fluorescent silane dyes, and...

12/12/13 - 20130327957 - Fluorescence flow cytometry
A flow cytometer including a laser, indexing structure, adjustment structure, and sensor structure. The cytometer is conventionally used with a removable microfluidic cassette, which is installed at a first position that is enforced by the indexing structure. The adjustment structure changes a relative position between an interrogation aperture of the...

12/12/13 - 20130327958 - Scanner photometer & methods
A scanning photometer and attendant methods are provided. The scanning photometer is generally characterized by first and second fluorophore excitation sources, an objective lens, and a common emission detector for the detection of first and second fluorophore emission originating from the excitation of the fluorophores via passage of excitation energy,...