|| List of recent Optic-related patents
| Apparatus and method for focusing a laser beam on an optical disc|
Provided are a method and apparatus for focusing a laser beam on an optical disc. According to various aspects, the apparatus may include an objective lens which has a numerical aperture below what is standardized for the optical disc.
| Cooling apparatus combined with optical disk drive module|
Provided is a cooling apparatus of a portable computer. The cooling apparatus includes one or more ventilation holes formed on the body thereof, and a cooling fan module mounted in the body.
| Beam controlling method and optical pickup device for performing the method|
Provided is an optical pickup device that compensates for an aberration caused by a beam splitter. When a beam of light is reflected from a disc and proceeds towards a beam splitter, the beam splitter is designed to allow the reflected beam to pass therethrough.
| Tilt adjusting apparatus and optical disc drive using the same|
Provided is a tilt adjusting apparatus of an optical disc drive for adjusting a tilt of an optical pickup unit. The tilt adjusting apparatus includes an optical pickup unit moving in a radial direction of the disc, along first and second guide shafts.
| Free form fracturing method for electronic or optical lithography|
The invention discloses a computer implemented method of fracturing a surface into elementary features wherein the desired pattern has a rectilinear or curvilinear form. Depending upon the desired pattern, a first fracturing will be performed of a non-overlapping or an overlapping type.
| Electronic apparatus implemented with microprocessor with rewritable micro program and method to rewrite micro program|
An intelligent optical transceiver able to revise a micro program by the host system is disclosed. The optical transceiver includes a mdio interface, a cpu, and a non-volatile memory.
| Single optical fiber kvm extender|
Single optical fiber kvm (keyboard video mouse) systems are provided that comprises of two subsystems: an electro-optical transmitter subsystem and an electro-optical receiver subsystem. The single optical fiber kvm is configured to support all required bi-directional communications..
| Apparatus and method for improved optical detection of particles in fluid|
A number of fluidic-photonic devices for allowing optical detection, systems employing such devices, and related methods of operation and fabrication of such devices are disclosed herein. In at least some embodiments, the devices can serve as flow cytometry devices and/or employ microfluidic channels.
| Method of determining information of a test sensor|
A method of determining auto-calibrating information of a test sensor includes providing an optical read head that includes a light source, a light guide and a detector. The read head forms an opening that is sized to receive a test sensor.
| Intraocular lens|
Intraocular lens for insertion into the human eye includes an optic having a posterior surface for facing towards the posterior chamber of the human eye; an anterior surface for facing away from the posterior chamber of the human eye, the anterior surface being at least substantially convex; a main lens formed by corresponding surface sections of the anterior and posterior surfaces, the main lens having an optical axis and a base optical power; and an additional surface section at a distance from the optical axis, the additional surface section including at least one additional section part providing for an optical power different from the base optical power. The posterior surface is substantially flat or at least substantially concave, and includes a substantially flat or at least substantially concave main posterior surface section, the main lens being formed by the anterior surface and the main posterior surface section..
| Fiber embedded hollow needle for percutaneous delivery of laser energy|
Some implementations provide an apparatus for percutaneous delivery of laser energy, the apparatus including two or more hollow spikes, each having an insertion end and a coupling end, each including an optical fiber embedded as a permanent fixture therein, each optical fiber capable of emitting laser from the insertion end of the corresponding hollow spike; and \a hub coupled to the two or more hollow spikes at the respective coupling ends of each hollow spike, the hub including a connector for coupling the apparatus to a laser generator.. .
| Method for lightening or eradicating pigments in human skin|
For lightening or eradicating pigments in human skin, a first conditioning laser optical energy having first optical parameters selected to obtain an ablative effect on the epidermal layer of human skin is provided. A target area of the human skin is conditioned by directing the first conditioning laser optical energy onto the target area and forming in an epidermal layer of the target area discrete pressure and gas release ducts across the target area.
| Infusion pump apparatus, method and system|
An infusion pump system is disclosed. The system includes a syringe having a plunger within the syringe barrel, the syringe having an exit end, at least one temperature determination device adjacent to the syringe, at least one device to determine the distance the plunger has moved with respect to the syringe barrel, and a pump processor in communication with the at least one temperature determination device and the at least one optical sensor, wherein when the controller determines a change in temperature and a corresponding plunger movement, the controller increases or decreases a preprogrammed basal rate of the infusion pump by a predetermined amount for a predetermined time..
| System for defining energy field characteristics to illuminate nano-particles used to treat invasive agents|
The invasive agent treatment system incorporates the pairing of energy fields with nano-particles to cause a thermal effect in the nano-particles, which thermal effect is transmitted into the biological cells of the invasive agent. The energy fields are derived from at least one or a combination of the following: an electric field, a magnetic field, an electromagnetic field (em), an acoustic field, and an optical field.
| Wireless transmission of temperature data|
An identification input device and a temperature detector that detects body temperature data. The identification input device may be an optical touch pen.
| Fluid temperature and flow sensor apparatus and system for cardiovascular and other medical applications|
Apparatus (100) is provided comprising an optical micro-sensor (10) for directly measuring a fluid temperature and flow by thermoconvection, which suitable for medical applications, e.g. Using minimally-invasive cardiovascular techniques.
| Shape sensing devices for real-time mechanical function assessment of an internal organ|
A system and method for functioning organ assessment include a sensing enabled flexible device (102) having an optical fiber configured to sense induced strain continuously over a length of the flexible device. The flexible device includes a manipulation mechanism (105) configured to permit engagement with an interior wall of an organ over the length.
| Compact optical imaging devices, systems, and methods|
An optical imaging device and system can be used to visualize and/or provide a quantitative measure of changes in patient vasculature, for example, to monitor responsiveness of a tumor to a particular chemotherapy treatment. A plurality of detectors (e.g., two) are spaced from a plurality of substantially monochromatic light sources (e.g., four) on an interrogation face of the handheld device.
| Imaging systems featuring waveguiding compensation|
In certain embodiments, the invention relates to systems and methods for altering an image to compensate for variation in one or more physical and/or supervenient properties (e.g., optical absorption and/or scattering) in heterogeneous, diffuse tissue, thereby attenuating the effects of tissue waveguiding. The methods enable the proper identification of emission image regions that evidence waveguiding of electromagnetic radiation, and enables compensation of emission images for such waveguiding.
A photoplethysmograph device includes a light source for illuminating a target object. A modulator drives the light source such that the output intensity varies as a function of a modulation signal at a modulation frequency.
| Physiological monitoring methods|
A method of monitoring a subject via an earbud module includes positioning the earbud module within an ear of the subject such that a sensor region thereof matingly engages a region of the ear at the intersection of the anti tragus and acoustic meatus and is oriented in a direction away from the ear canal. Physiological information is then detected and/or measured via the optical sensor.
| Optical probe delivery and retrieval systems and methods|
Optical probe delivery and retrieval systems and methods are disclosed. The optical probe includes a dissolvable capsule that contains micro-components that are substantially smaller than the size of the capsule.
| Method for preventing the onset and progression of myopia|
The present invention relates to ophthalmology, and is designated to prevent onset and progression of myopia. The treatment course, comprising eye exposure with magnetic field, transscleral low-energy laser radiation with wavelength of 1.3 microns, and additional optical—reflectory eye trainings, is conducted.
| Preparation method of 1-palmitoyl-3-acetylglycerol, and preparation method of 1-palmitoyl-2-linoleoyl-3-acetylglycerol using same|
Disclosed are a method for preparing 1-palmitoyl-3-acetylglycerol in high purity and high yield without a purification process using a column chromatography, and a method for preparing 1-palmitoyl-2-linoleoyl-3-acetylglycerol in high purity and high yield using the same as a key intermediate. The method for preparing 1-palmitoyl-3-acetyl glycerol comprises the steps of: forming a reaction mixture including 1-palmitoyl-3-acetyl glycerol of the formula 1 in the specification by reacting 1-palmitoylglycerol of the formula 2 in the specification and an acetylating agent; and separating the optically active 1-palmitoyl-3-acetylglycerol by crystallizing the reaction mixture in a saturated hydrocarbon solvent having 5 to 7 carbon atoms..
| Near infrared fluorogen and fluorescent activating proteins for in vivo imaging and live-cell biosensing|
Tissue slices and whole organisms offer substantial challenges to fluorescence imaging. Autofluorescence and absorption via intrinsic chromophores, such as flavins, melanin, and hemoglobins, confound and degrade output from all fluorescent tags.
| Urethane-based optical component and manufacturing process therefor|
The present invention relates to a urethane optical member containing at least one kind of structures represented by the following formulae (1) and (2) in a structure constituting the optical member, and a method for producing the same.. .
| Chiral polymers for the self-assembly of photonic crystals|
Described herein are copolymers constructed from chiral, non-racemic monomers, which self-assemble to photonic crystals. The difficulty of incorporating chiral elements into photonic crystals has limited the ability to generate unique bandstructures for different circular polarizations of light.
| Hydrophilicity alteration system and method|
A system/method allowing hydrophilicity alteration of a polymeric material (pm) is disclosed. The pm hydrophilicity alteration changes the pm characteristics by decreasing the pm refractive index, increasing the pm electrical conductivity, and increasing the pm weight.
| Multi-spot metal-capped nanostructure array nucleic acid chip for diagnosing of corneal dystrophy and preparation method thereof producing same|
A multi-spot metal-capped nanostructure array nucleic acid chip for diagnosing corneal dystrophy, and more particularly to a multi-spot metal-capped nanostructure array nucleic acid chip capable of employing lspr (localized surface plasmon resonance) optical properties, a preparation method thereof, and a multi-spot metal-capped nanostructure array nucleic acid chip for diagnosing bigh3 gene mutations, which can diagnose various corneal dystrophies. The metal-capped nanostructure array nucleic acid chip can be combined with analysis devices, including a light source, a detector, a spectrophotometer and a computer, to provide an lspr optical property-based optical biosensor, and the use of the multi-spot metal-capped nanostructure array nucleic acid chip for diagnosing bigh3 gene mutations allows the simultaneous diagnosis of various corneal dystrophies that are genetic ocular diseases..
| Wide-bandwidth signal canceller|
A signal canceller includes a dual-drive electro-optic modulator having separate first and second electrical inputs. The first electrical input is coupled to a first portion of a first signal and the second electrical input is coupled to a second signal and to a second portion of the first signal.
| Feed forward parameter values for use in theoretically generating spectra|
A method of controlling a polishing operation is described. A controller stores an optical model for a layer stack having a plurality of layers and a plurality of input parameters including a first parameter and a second parameter.
| Optical model with polarization direction effects for comparison to measured spectrum|
A method of controlling a polishing operation includes storing an optical model for a layer stack having a plurality of layers. The optical model has a plurality of input parameters, the plurality of input parameters including a first parameter and a second parameter.
| Path for probe of spectrographic metrology system|
A method of operating a polishing system includes polishing a substrate at a polishing station, the substrate held by a carrier head during polishing, transporting the substrate to an in-sequence optical metrology system positioned between the polishing station and another polishing station or a transfer station, measuring a plurality of spectra reflected from the substrate with a probe of the optical metrology system while moving the carrier head to cause the probe to traverse a path across the substrate and while the probe remains stationary, the path across the substrate comprising either a plurality of concentric circles or a plurality of substantially radially aligned arcuate segments, and adjusting a polishing endpoint or a polishing parameter of the polishing system based on one or more characterizing values generated based on at least some of the plurality of spectra.. .
| Spectrographic metrology with multiple measurements|
A method of controlling a polishing system includes transporting a substrate to an in-line optical metrology system positioned in a chemical mechanical polishing system, at the in-line optical metrology system, moving a probe relative to the substrate to measure a plurality of spectra reflected from the substrate at a plurality of different positions on the substrate, for each measured spectrum of the plurality of spectra, determining a goodness of fit of the measured spectrum to a reference spectrum; and adjusting a polishing endpoint or a polishing parameter of the polishing system based on one or more characterizing values generated based on a subset of the plurality of spectra that includes only spectra of the plurality of spectra for which the goodness of fit meets a matching threshold.. .
| Transparent composite substrate and display element substrate|
A transparent composite substrate according to the present invention includes a composite layer containing a glass cloth formed of an assembly of glass fibers and a resin material impregnated in the glass cloth. The assembly of the glass fibers itself has a variation in a refractive index and a difference between a maximum value and a minimum value of the refractive index is equal to or less than 0.008.
| Methods of patterning small via pitch dimensions|
Integrated circuit methods are described. The methods include providing a photomask that includes two main features for two via openings and further includes an optical proximity correction (opc) feature linking the two main features; forming a hard mask layer on a substrate, the hard mask layer including two trench openings; forming a patterned resist layer over the hard mask layer using the photomask, wherein the patterned resist layer includes a peanut-shaped opening with two end portion aligned with the two trench openings of the hard mask layer, respectively; and performing a first etch process to the substrate using the hard mask layer and the patterned resist layer as a combined etch mask..
| System and method for performing a wet etching process|
A system and method for performing a wet etching process is disclosed. The system includes multiple processing stations accessible by a transfer device, including a measuring station to optically measure the thickness of a substrate, a controller to calculate an etch recipe for the substrate, in real time, and cause a single wafer wet etching station to etch the substrate according to the recipe.
| Spectraphic monitoring based on pre-screening of theoretical library|
An optical model for a layer stack has a plurality of input parameters, the plurality of input parameters defining a parameter space. A plurality of model spectra are generated by calculating a model spectrum using the optical model for each of a first plurality of different points in the parameter space.
| Article and method for detection of a drug in a liquid medium|
An article is provided for the detection of a drug in a liquid medium. The article includes a polymer having pores specifically imprinted to provide for capture of a drug in the pores, nanoparticles, and photochromic optical switch molecules.
| Method and apparatus for optical detection of bio-contaminants|
A method and apparatus for optical detection of residual soil on articles (such as medical instruments and equipment), after completion of a washing or a rinsing operation by a washer. A soil detection system provides an indication of soil on the articles by detecting luminescent radiation emanating from the soil in the presence of ambient light..
| Method for functionalizing a porous membrane covering of an optical sensor to facilitate coupling of an antithrom-bogenic agent|
Methods of covalently attaching heparin to a membrane comprising plasma treating the membrane to produce an amino-functionalized membrane; and reacting the amino-functionalized membrane with heparin under conditions in which heparin becomes covalently attached to the amino-functionalized membrane, wherein said heparin is indirectly attached via a spacer to said amino-functionalized membrane and/or said heparin is attached from a single site in said heparin to a single site on said amino-functionalized membrane or to said spacer. Also disclosed are analyte sensors..
| Device and method for determining processing capacity|
A system and method for determining a remaining processing capacity of a scrubber having a flow path and a processing material disposed along the flow path. A device may comprise a plurality of optical sensors disposed within the processing material and arranged along the flow path, a light source, and a processor for determining the capacity according to signals received from the optical sensor.
| Apparatus for selective excitation of microparticles|
Nucleic acid microparticles are sequenced by performing a sequencing reaction on the microparticles using one or more reagents, selectively exciting the microparticles in an excitation pattern, optically imaging the microparticles at a resolution insufficient to resolve individual microparticles, and processing the optical images of the microparticles using information on the excitation pattern to determine the presence or absence of the optical signature, which indicates the sequence information of the nucleic acid. An apparatus for optical excitation of the microparticles comprises an interference pattern generation module that splits a first laser beam into second and third laser beams and generates the excitation pattern for selectively exciting the microparticles by interference between the second and third laser beams..
| Methods of detecting test elements having degraded test chemicals as well as apparatuses incorporating the same|
An analytical apparatus is disclosed for detecting at least one analyte in a sample, where in an analyte measurement at least an electrical or optical property changeable by presence of the analyte at least one test chemical of a test element is recorded, and where the analytical apparatus also can perform at least one quality measurement on the at least one test chemical such as an intrinsic luminescence, which is recorded and from the intrinsic luminescence a conclusion is drawn on a quality of the test chemical and thus the test element. Methods also are disclosed for detecting at least one analyte in a sample that include a quality measurement of the at least one test chemical of the test strip..
| Optical element, analysis device, analysis method and electronic apparatus|
An optical element includes a metal layer having a thickness in a first direction; metallic particles spaced apart from the metal layer in the first direction; and a light transmitting layer separating the metal layer from the metallic particles. The metallic particles are disposed in a lattice shape in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction and in a third direction orthogonal to the first direction and the second direction.
| Optical element, analysis equipment, analysis method and electronic apparatus|
An optical element includes a metal layer in which a first direction is a thickness direction; metallic particles provided to be spaced from the metal layer in the first direction; and a light transmitting layer that separates the metal layer from the metallic particles, in which the size t of the metallic particles in the first direction satisfies a relationship of 3 nm≦t≦14 nm, and the size d of the metallic particles in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction satisfies a relationship of 30 nm≦d<50 nm.. .
| Portable laparoscopic trainer|
A portable surgical training device is provided. The trainer includes a top cover spaced apart from a base to form a simulated body cavity for locating model organs that are substantially obscured from the field of view of the user.
| Method of manufacturing a color filter|
A color filter is manufactured on each of a plurality of light-receiving elements of an rgb sensor using a plurality of kinds of light-transmitting films having different transmission colors. In such a case, the light-transmitting film that is to be coated next does not uniformly spread across the entire semiconductor wafer, and coating nonuniformities readily occur when a pattern of the light-transmitting film formed earlier on a certain optical element has a right angle portion.
| Antifog optical article and manufacturing method thereof|
[solution] a water-absorbing layer consisting primarily of urethane or acrylic resin having a polyoxyethylene chain represented as —(ch2ch2o)n- is formed on a surface of a glass or plastic base material, a water-repellent layer consisting primarily of at least one of amino-modified silicone and mercapto-modified silicone is formed on a surface of the water-absorbing layer, and a contact angle with respect to water on a surface of the water-repellent layer is set equal to or larger than 100 degrees.. .
| Pressure-sensitive adhesive composition|
The present application is relates to a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition. The pressure-sensitive adhesive composition of the present application may form a pressure-sensitive adhesive having excellent durability and reliability, stress relaxation and reworkability.
| Graphical application system|
The invention relates to a graphical application system to apply a desired pattern by multiple tiles onto a target surface. The system comprises a graphical application device comprising a base structure with a trackable optical feature, at least one nozzle for expelling paint, a driving unit for positioning the nozzle and a local camera for a local referencing of the nozzle.
| Method for mechanical and/or optical functionalization of a transparent timepiece component|
A method for mechanical and/or optical functionalization of a transparent timepiece component, including: forming a body of methyl polymethacrylate, including a bottom surface and a mechanical and/or optically functionalized intermediate surface; coating the body with a layer made by injecting a second transparent polymerizable material into a cavity between a mold and the body or an intermediate body delimited by a complementary intermediate surface of a contact surface of a preceding mold, the last mold being the negative of the top surface of the component; polymerizing the second material therein; removing the component from the flexible mold by deformation of the mold. Hardness can be improved by uv irradiation of a component..
| Cosmetic composition|
The invention relates to cosmetic compositions comprising a water-in-oil emulsion comprising hydrophobically modified particles, amino functionalized silicone and water; the cosmetic composition further comprising a viscosity modifying agent and optical light modifying agent. The invention further relates to a method of modifying the optical appearance of skin comprising the step of applying to the skin the cosmetic composition of the invention..
| Methods for preventing or treating optic neuritis|
The invention is directed to methods for preventing and/or treating optic neuritis. The invention is further directed to reducing inflammation associated with the development of optic neuritis.