|| List of recent Optic-related patents
|Capture of stylized tv table data via ocr|
In certain implementations consistent with the present invention, a method of detecting text in a television video display table involves saving a frame of video to a memory device; determining that the frame of video contains a table having cells containing text; storing a working copy of the frame of video to a memory; isolating text in the table by: removing any table boundaries from the image; removing any cell boundaries from the image; determining if the image has three dimensional or shadow attributes and removing any three dimensional or shadow attributes identified; thereby producing text isolated against a contrasting color background; and processing the isolated text using an optical character recognition (ocr) engine to extract the text as data. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract..
|Optical disc drive and main frame of optical disc drive|
Provided is an optical disc drive that may prevent an optical disc from dropping during an unclamping operation. The optical disc drive includes a main frame to support the optical disc drive and a disc tray in which the optical disc is disposed, and one or more stopper mechanisms to prevent the optical disc disposed on the disc tray from dropping..
|Method and apparatus for determining wave characteristics using interaction with a known wave|
The described system and method uses data from interaction between a known wave and an unknown wave to analyze or characterize the unknown wave using cross correlation frequency resolved optical gating (x-frog). The system may obtain x-frog trace data from the interaction between the two waves.
|Methods, uses and system for transmitting, converting, and displaying a challenge token as an optically readable code|
The present invention includes methods for completing the secure transfer of information, such as purchase transactions, money transfers, identification transfers, loyalty point transfers and coupon transfers. The methods comprise generating, transmitting and displaying a digital challenge token as an optically readable code, to be scanned and answered.
|Devices and methods for minimally invasive reduction of parathyroid adenomas|
Apparatus and methods for performing glandular reduction are described. In an example embodiment, an apparatus includes a needle-like probe containing a scintillation detector for converting gamma and x-rays emitted from a radio-labeled gland into photons that are then carried from the probe through a fiberoptic cable to a photodetector, and a therapy element for causing selective tissue destruction by directing energy toward the radio-labeled gland..
|Medical probe with multi-fiber lumen|
The present invention relates to a medical probe which consists of a cannula with a multilumen stylet inside. The multilumen contains at least two lumen.
A probe, such as a spectroscopic probe, for enabling a fluid or tissue sample to be tested in situ. The probe includes a conduit, such as a hypodermic needle, that can be inserted into a test subject and a wave coupling arranged to direct electromagnetic radiation, such as light, from an energy source to the sample and/or from the sample to a receiver for analysis.
|Scanning optical systems|
Scanning mechanisms that have application in confocal imaging use electromagnetic actuation to move elements in an optical system. An objective lens mounted to a flexure comprising a magnetic material is actuated in the axial direction by an electromagnet coil.
|Near-infrared super-continuum lasers for early detection of breast and other cancers|
A system and method for using near-infrared or short-wave infrared (swir) light sources for early detection and monitoring of breast cancer, as well as other kinds of cancers may detect decreases in lipid content and increases in collagen content, possibly with a shift in the collagen peak wavelengths and changes in spectral features associated with hemoglobin and water content as well. Wavelength ranges between 1000-1400 nm and 1600-1800 nm may permit relatively high penetration depths because they fall within local minima of water absorption, scattering loss decreases with increasing wavelength, and they have characteristic signatures corresponding to overtone and combination bands from chemical bonds of interest, such as hydrocarbons.
|Device, system and method for blood vessel imaging and marking|
The present invention relates to a device, system and a method for blood vessel imaging, detection, and marking and in particular, to such a device, system and method in which an optical enhancers are utilized to increase the accuracy and quality of the process for detecting a blood vessel.. .
|Interfacing systems, devices, and methods for optical imaging|
An imaging interface for diffuse optical tomography of breast includes a plurality of concentric rings. Each concentric ring can include a plurality of optical input/output apertures arranged on a radially inner surface thereof.
|Methods and systems for imaging tissue motion using optical coherence tomography|
A system and method for measuring tissue motion within a living tissue of the anterior segment and aqueous outflow system of the eye in a subject are provided. Tissue movements are extracted from a plurality of images acquired from the living tissue using an optical coherence tomography system.
|Method and apparatus for determination of a measure of a glycation end-product or disease state using tissue fluorescence|
Embodiments of the present invention provide an apparatus suitable for determining properties of in vivo tissue from spectral information collected from the tissue. An illumination system provides light at a plurality of broadband ranges, which are communicated to an optical probe.
|Hand-held vital signs monitor|
The invention features a vital sign monitor that includes: 1) a hardware control component featuring a microprocessor that operates as interactive, icon-driven gui on an lcd; and, 2) a sensor component that connects to the control component through a shielded coaxial cable. The sensor features: 1) an optical component that generates a first signal; 2) a plurality electrical components (e.g.
|Method for single-fiber microscopy using intensity-pattern sampling and optimization-based reconstruction|
A method for imaging an object with resolution that exceeds the number of spatial modes per polarization in a multimode fiber is disclosed. In some embodiments, the object is interrogated with a plurality of non-spot-sized intensity patterns and the optical power reflected by the object is detected for each intensity pattern.
|Optics tube for an endoscope, endoscope, and method for mounting at least one rod lens in an optics tube|
In an optics tube for an endoscope, a lens arrangement including at least one rod lens is received in the inside of the optics tube, wherein a sleeve is fixed on the at least one rod lens and at least partially encloses the rod lens, and wherein the sleeve is welded to the optics tube. The invention also relates to an endoscope having such an optics tube, and to a method for mounting at least one rod lens in the inside of an optics tube..
|Optical obturator visualization system|
A visualization system includes an obturator assembly and an endoscope. The obturator assembly includes two body halves defining a longitudinal split line.
|Image capture unit and method with an extended depth of field|
In a minimally invasive surgical system, an image capture unit includes a prism assembly and sensor assembly. The prism assembly includes a beam splitter, while the sensor assembly includes coplanar image capture sensors.
|Phosphorus-based (meth)acrylate compound and method of preparing the same|
This invention relates to a novel compound having high refractive index suitable for use in optical resin materials, etc., without containing a sulfur atom, and to a method of preparing the same, in which the compound is a phosphorus-based (meth)acrylate compound represented by formula (i).. .
|Intermediate for manufacture of polymerizable compound and process for manufacture thereof|
The present invention pertains to a compound represented by a formula (i) and a method for producing thereof (in the formula, ax is an organic group having 2 to 30 carbon atoms that includes at least one aromatic ring selected from a group consisting of an aromatic hydrocarbon ring and an aromatic hetero ring, ay is a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 18 carbon atoms, a cycloalkyl group, an alkenyl group having 2 to 18 carbon atoms, an organic group having 2 to 30 carbon atoms that includes at least one aromatic ring selected from a group consisting of an aromatic hydrocarbon ring and an aromatic hetero ring, or the like. Ax and ay optionally bond to each other to form a ring, and q is a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, or the like.).
|Optically-based stimulation of target cells and modifications thereto|
Stimulation of target cells using light, e.g., in vivo or in vitro, is implemented using a variety of methods and devices. One example involves a vector for delivering a light-activated molecule comprising a nucleic acid sequence that codes for light-activated molecule.
Novel semiconducting photovoltaic polymers with conjugated units that provide improved solar conversion efficiency that can be used in electro-optical and electric devices. The polymers exhibit increased solar conversion efficiency in solar devices..
|Curable silicone composition for sealing an optical semiconductor element, method of producing a resin-sealed optical semiconductor element, and resin-sealed optical semiconductor element|
A curable silicone composition for sealing an optical semiconductor element, comprising: (a) an organopolysiloxane that has at least two silicon-bonded vinyl groups in one molecule, that has c1-10 alkyl for the other silicon-bonded organic groups therein, and that lacks a siloxane unit represented by the following formula: sio4/2; (b) an organopolysiloxane represented by an average unit formula; (c) an organopolysiloxane that has at least three silicon-bonded hydrogen atoms in one molecule, that has c1-10 alkyl for the silicon-bonded organic groups therein, and that contains from 0.7 to 1.6 mass % of silicon-bonded hydrogen atoms; and (d) a hydrosilylation reaction catalyst, wherein a viscosity at 25° c. And a viscosity at 100° c.
|System for monitoring fitness performance|
A workout system for monitoring fitness and generating a workout summary is disclosed. The system includes a workout module that integrates with weight lifting equipment.
|Device for polishing optical lenses|
The device for polishing optical lenses includes a lens holder; a device for positioning the lens holder; and a device for rotating the lens holder about an axis. There is also a polishing tool; a tool holder; a device for positioning the tool holder; and a device for rotating the tool holder about an axis.
|Highly conducting and transparent film and process for producing same|
An optically transparent and electrically conductive film composed of metal nanowires or carbon nanotubes combined with pristine graphene with a metal nanowire-to-graphene or carbon nanotube-to-graphene weight ratio from 1/99 to 99/1, wherein the pristine graphene is single-crystalline and contains no oxygen and no hydrogen, and the film exhibits an optical transparence no less than 80% and sheet resistance no higher than 300 ohm/square. This film can be used as a transparent conductive electrode in an electro-optic device, such as a photovoltaic or solar cell, light-emitting diode, photo-detector, touch screen, electro-wetting display, liquid crystal display, plasma display, led display, a tv screen, a computer screen, or a mobile phone screen..
|Method for making an imager device|
Removing part of the layer of sacrificial material through the aperture, forming between the reflective layer and the layer of electric insulating material at least one optical cavity.. .
|Method of forming flexible and tunable semiconductor photonic circuits|
Methods to physically transfer highly integrated silicon photonic devices from high-quality, crystalline semiconductors on to flexible plastic substrates by a transfer-and-bond fabrication method. With this method, photonic circuits including interferometers and resonators can be transferred onto flexible plastic substrates with preserved optical functionalities and performance..
An optical apparatus comprises an ultraviolet light source (100) configured to transmit the ultraviolet light to a sample (102), one or more wavelength dependent beam splitters (104) and at least two separate detectors (106, 108). Each beam splitter (104) receives, from the sample (102), a band of excitating ultraviolet light and at least one band of fluorescence associated with an interaction between the excitating ultraviolet light and the sample (102) in the optical path through the sample (102), directs the band of excitating ultraviolet light passed through the sample (102) towards a first detector (106), and directs the at least one band of the fluorescence towards at least one separate detector (108).
|Instrument and method for optical particle sensing|
Devices for detecting particle sizes and distributions using focused light scattering techniques, by passing a sample through a focused beam of light, are disclosed. In one embodiment, the devices include one or more lasers, whose light is focused into a narrow beam and into a flow cell, and dispersions are passed through the flow cell using hydrodynamic sample injection.
|Assisted guidance and navigation method in intraoral surgery|
An assisted guidance and navigation method in intraoral surgeries is a method using computerized tomography (ct) photography and an optical positioning system to track medical appliances, the method including: first providing an optical positioning treatment instrument and an optical positioning device; then obtaining image data of the intraoral tissue receiving treatment through ct photography, precisely displaying actions of the treatment instrument in the image data, and real-time checking an image and guidance and navigation. Therefore, during the surgery, the existing use habits of the physicians are not affected and accurate and convenient auxiliary information is provided, and attention is paid to using the treatment instrument in physical environments such as a patient's tooth or dental model..
|Method for validating a drilling template for producing an implant-borne tooth replacement|
The invention relates to a method for validating a drilling template for producing an implant-borne tooth replacement before performing an implant drilling. The drilling template produced is placed on dental structures of a jaw area that is to be provided with the tooth replacement.
|Methods to incorporate silver nanowire-based transparent conductors in electronic devices|
Disclosed herein are optical stacks that are stable to light exposure by incorporating light-stabilizers and/or oxygen barriers.. .
|Optical article comprising a temporary antifog coating based on sorbitan surfactants|
An optical article includes a substrate having a main surface coated with an antireflection coating and, directly contacting the antireflection coating, a precursor coating of an antifog coating obtained through the grafting on the antireflection coating of at least one compound b bearing a polyoxyalkylene group, the coating precursor of the antifog coating being coated with a surfactant film so as to form an antifog coating. The surfactant film contains at least one surfactant a having a sorbitan ring hydroxyl groups functionalized with oh-terminated polyoxyalkylene groups and r1 groups of formula: —(rdo)z—(y)n2—r′, in which rd is an alkylene group, z is an integer >1, y is a divalent group, n2 is 0 or 1 and r′ is a saturated hydrocarbon group having 12 to 1 9, preferably 1 3 to 19 carbon atoms.
|Methods to incorporate silver nanowire-based transparent conductors in electronic devices|
Disclosed herein are optical stacks that are stable to light exposure by incorporating light-stabilizers.. .
|Adhesive structure of optical component, manufacturing method thereof, and image output device|
An adhesive structure of an optical component includes a horizontal surface and a vertical surface. In a structure in which an optical component is adhered to a chassis having the horizontal surface and the vertical surface, an adhesive force per unit area of the vertical surface is higher than that per unit area of the horizontal surface..
|Method of coating liquid optically clear adhesives onto rigid substrates|
A method for making an optical assembly is disclosed. The method involves disposing a liquid optically clear composition with a coating head.
|Laminated composite material for producing display element, optical element, or illumination element|
This disclosure, viewed from one aspect, relates to a laminated composite material, including a glass plate and an organic resin layer. The organic resin layer is laminated on one surface of the glass plate, the organic resin is a polyamide resin, the rate of mass change of the polyamide resin from 300° c.
|Methods and devices for detecting and measuring environmental conditions in high performance device packages|
An environmental condition sensing device includes an interferometric modulator with optical properties, which change in response to being exposed to a predetermined environmental threshold or condition. The device includes an environmental reactive layer, which alters composition, in an optically-detectable manner, in response to being exposed to a predetermined environmental threshold or condition..