|| List of recent Optic-related patents
|Optical beam positioning unit for atomic force microscope|
This invention relates to an optical light beam positioning system that enables the combination of two or more light beams of different wavelengths to be focused onto a probe or sample of a scientific instrument, such as an atomic force microscope, for a number of specific uses typical to afms, like measuring the deflection or oscillation of the probe and illuminating an object for optical imaging, and less traditional ones like photothermal excitation of the probe, photothermal activated changes in the sample, photothermal cleaning of the probe and photochemical, photovoltaic, photothermal and other light beam induced changes in the sample. The focused light beams may be independently positioned relative to each other..
|Revising layout design through opc to reduce corner rounding effect|
The present disclosure provides a method of fabricating a semiconductor device. A first layout design for a semiconductor device is received.
|Allocating internet protocol (ip) addresses to nodes in communications networks which use integrated is-is|
Previously it has only been possible to allocate unique internet protocol (ip) addresses to nodes in open systems interconnection (osi) communications networks such as those using integrated is-is, by manual configuration. This is time consuming and expensive because an operator must travel to the site of the node.
|Risk mitigation in data center networks|
A method employing resource orchestration algorithms may find a fewest number of working data centers (dcs) to guarantee k-connect survivability using an overlay network representing a physical optical network. The overlay network may not include certain topological features of the physical optical network.
|Method of three-dimensional optoelectrical simulation of image sensor|
A three-dimensional optoelectrical simulation includes generating a process simulation result including a doping profile of a silicon substrate of image sensor, a structure simulation result with respect to a back end of line structure, and a merged result generated by merging a process simulation result and a structure simulation result, selectively extending the merged result to an extended result by using a process simulation result or a structure simulation result, generating a segmented result for each pixel based on a merged result or an extended result, an optical crosstalk simulation result of image sensor based on a structure simulation result and an optical mesh, and a final simulation result including an electrical crosstalk simulation result of the image sensor based on a segmented result for each pixel and an optical crosstalk simulation result.. .
|Optical collimator for led lights|
There is provided a luminaire (1) and a collimating optics (2) for led lights (5). The collimating optics (2) comprises a reflection collimator (3) having a first aperture (7) for allowing incoming light from a led light (5) to enter the collimator (3) and a second aperture (9) for allowing outgoing light to exit the collimator (3).
|Unmanned aerial vehicle and methods for controlling same|
One variation of a method for imaging an area of interest includes: within a user interface, receiving a selection for a set of interest points on a digital map of a physical area and receiving a selection for a resolution of a geospatial map; identifying a ground area corresponding to the set of interest points for imaging during a mission; generating a flight path over the ground area for execution by an unmanned aerial vehicle during the mission; setting an altitude for the unmanned aerial vehicle along the flight path based on the selection for the resolution of the geospatial map and an optical system arranged within the unmanned aerial vehicle; setting a geospatial accuracy requirement for the mission based on the selection for the mission type; and assembling a set of images captured by the unmanned aerial vehicle during the mission into the geospatial map.. .
|Spectra based endpointing for chemical mechanical polishing|
A computer implemented method of monitoring a polishing process includes, for each sweep of a plurality of sweeps of an optical sensor across a substrate undergoing polishing, obtaining a plurality of current spectra, each current spectrum of the plurality of current spectra being a spectrum resulting from reflection of white light from the substrate, for each sweep of the plurality of sweeps, determining a difference between each current spectrum and each reference spectrum of a plurality of reference spectra to generate a plurality of differences, for each sweep of the plurality of sweeps, determining a smallest difference of the plurality of differences, thus generating a sequence of smallest difference, and determining a polishing endpoint based on the sequence of smallest differences.. .
|Rewriteable aberration-corrected gradient-index intraocular lenses|
Systems and methods for rewritable aberration-corrected gradient-index intraocular lenses are provided. Various embodiments relate to rewritable aberration-corrected gradient-index intraocular lenses.
|Waveguide locks and counterbalances for waveguide conduits|
An optical radiation delivery structure including a waveguide conduit having a surgical access portion and a handle portion. The handle portion includes a gripping portion and a waveguide lock, which is configured to have only a locked state and an unlocked state.
|Laser eye surgery system|
An imaging system includes an eye interface device, a scanning assembly, a beam source, a free-floating mechanism, and a detection assembly. The eye interface device interfaces with an eye.
|Optical heartrate tracking|
Heartrate tracking is performed entirely optically without the subject being required to wear any monitoring equipment by processing a combination of signals representing frames of video of the sinusoidal motion of a subject's facial skin color changes captured by both ir and visible light (e.g., rgb—red/green/blue) cameras. The ir and rgb graphs that result from the processing are perfectly phase-shifted so that when the ir signal is going down in amplitude, the rgb signal is going up.
|Optical microscopy probe for scanning microscopy of an associated object|
The present invention discloses an optical microscopy probe (10) for scanning microscopy imaging of object (o). The probe has an optical window (22), and an optical guide (2) having an objective lens (6) rigidly coupled to an end portion of the optical guide.
|Noise subtraction for intra-body fiber optic sensor|
An optical source can generally provide optical energy having phase noise. Such phase noise, when demodulated using an intravascularly-deliverable optical fiber transducer, can be indistinguishable from a signal of interest.
|Apparatus and methods for optical position sensing|
Apparatus, systems, and methods are provided for optically sensing position within body lumens within a patient's body, e.g., in blood-filled vessels and chambers. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a tubular member including a proximal end, a distal end sized for introduction into a patient's body, and one or more lumens extending between the proximal and distal ends; a distal tip on the distal end for contacting tissue; and one or more optical elements on the distal tip configured to transmit illumination beyond the distal tip and capture optical signals from tissue or fluids adjacent the distal tip.
|Use of plenoptic otoscope data for aiding medical diagnosis|
A plenoptic otoscope captures images used in making a medical diagnosis. For example, the plenoptic data can be processed to produce enhanced imagery of the ear interior, and this enhanced imagery can be used in making a medical diagnosis..
|Method for characterising a mechanical property of a material|
A method for characterising a mechanical property of a material. The method comprises the steps of providing the material having a deformable portion and providing a device having an optical element that is arranged to detect electromagnetic radiation..
|Method and apparatus for coupling a sample probe with a sample site|
The invention comprises method and apparatus for fluid delivery between a sample probe and a sample. The fluid delivery system includes: a fluid reservoir, a delivery channel, a manifold or plenum, a channel or moat, a groove, and/or a dendritic pathway to deliver a thin and distributed layer of a fluid to a sample probe head and/or to a sample site.
|Measurement device to capture vital parameters|
The invention concerns a measurement device to capture at least one vital parameter of a person in a motor vehicle with a steering wheel. The measurement device includes a finger sensor device with an optical sensor device, where the finger sensor device is attached to the steering wheel in the transition zone between a steering wheel spoke and the hub of the steering wheel..
|Measurement device, measurement method, program, and recording medium|
A measurement device according to the present disclosure includes a light source for emitting measurement light which is used for measuring an in vivo component present in a living body and belongs to a predetermined wavelength band toward the living body, a detection unit in which a plurality of sensors is regularly arranged in a predetermined arrangement and which detects the measurement light emitted from the light source and passing through the living body with the plurality of sensors, and an analysis unit which analyzes an amount of the in vivo component based on an amount of light attenuated depending on an optical distance from the light source by use of a detection result detected by the detection unit.. .
|Systems and methods for monitoring brain metabolism and activity using electroencephalogram and optical imaging|
Systems and methods for monitoring and/or controlling a brain state of a subject are provided. In certain embodiments, the method includes acquiring physiological data from sensors including electrophysiological sensors and optical sensors, assembling, using data from the electrophysiological sensors, a time-series signal indicative of a brain activity of the subject, and identifying, using the time-series signal, a burst suppression state described by a burst suppression period and a burst period.
|Disposable, self-contained laryngoscope and method of using same|
The present invention is generally directed toward a laryngoscope having a handle, a rigid tube, and an optical subassembly. The handle has a distal end and a proximate end.
|Optical trocar assembly and system|
An optical trocar assembly has an elongated tubular member for receiving an endoscope which defines a longitudinal axis and has an open proximal end and a closed, optically clear distal end which is adapted for penetrating body tissue. The optical trocar assembly has a handle releasably connected to the elongated tubular member and which defines a passage which is coaxial with the longitudinal axis and which has a distal portion and proximal portion.
|Endoscope with a rigid curved shaft as well as process for producing such an endoscope|
An endoscope is provided, with a main body and a rigid shaft, extending from the main body, which has a first section which extends in a rectilinear manner, a curved second section adjoining it and a third section, adjoining the second section, which forms a distal end of the shaft. The shaft includes, for receiving an instrument, a one-piece instrument tube which extends to the distal end of the shaft and has an open end there, and an optics module by means of which an image of an area in front of the distal end of the shaft can be recorded.
|Method for producing methacrylic resin for optical film|
(n=10 to 60 mol %, m=40 to 90 mol %, r1 is hydrogen or a methyl group, r2 is an alkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms, and m is an alkali metal or alkaline earth metal or nh4.). .
|Inorganic-organic hybrid material, optical material using the same, and inorganic-organic composite composition|
The invention relates to an inorganic-organic hybrid material which comprises an inorganic component and an organic component, has a content of the inorganic component of 20-80% by mass, and has a refractive index of 1.60 or higher, wherein, when preparing a strip specimen having a thickness of 1,000 μm, a width of 5 mm and a length of 70 mm by using the inorganic-organic hybrid material and winding the specimen by 180° on a cylindrical metal rod having a diameter of 10 mm at 25° c., the specimen does not crack.. .
|Optical film and preparation method thereof|
Disclosed are an optical film and a preparation method thereof. The optical film comprises a base layer, a plurality of polymer particles disposed in the base layer, and voids formed in the base layer and enclosing the respective polymer particles, wherein the polymer particles comprise a crosslinked polymer.
|Ph-sensitive compound, use, composition and treatment process using same|
The subject of the present invention is a compound of formula (i) below, the addition salts thereof, the dimer thereof and also the organic or inorganic acid salts thereof, the optical isomers thereof, the geometric isomers thereof, and the solvates thereof such as hydrates: (i) these compounds are sensitive to ph and of use for the treatment of keratin fibres, such as human keratin fibres and in particular the hair.. .
|Ophthalmic preparations based on pacap (pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide) which restore the normal visual function in early glaucoma|
Said preparations can be administered topically to the intact eye surface, and are useful in the treatment of various forms of retinal dystrophy/retinopathy and optic neuropathy, such as glaucoma.. .
|Photonic blood typing|
Photonic devices, systems, and methods for detecting an analyte in a biological solution (e.g., whole blood) are provided. Representative photonic devices are optical ring resonators having nanoscale features and micron-sized diameters.
|Molecular nets on solid phases|
Disclosed is a covalently-linked multilayered three-dimensional matrix comprising capture molecules, linkers and spacers (referred to as a molecular net) for specific and sensitive analyte capture from a sample. Also disclosed herein is a molecular net comprising covalently-linked multilayered three-dimensional matrix comprising more than one type of capture molecule and more than one type of linker and may comprise one or more spacer for specific and sensitive capture of more than one type of analyte from a sample.
|Articles having localized molecules disposed thereon and methods of producing same|
Methods of producing substrates having selected active chemical regions by employing elements of the substrates in assisting the localization of active chemical groups in desired regions of the substrate. The methods may include optical, chemical and/or mechanical processes for the deposition, removal, activation and/or deactivation of chemical groups in selected regions of the substrate to provide selective active regions of the substrate..
|Plug for a data and/or telecommunication cable comprising several conductors|
A plug-in terminal for a data or telecommunication cable comprising terminal elements for connecting at least one electrical or optical conductor, further comprising connecting elements for connecting the electrical or optical conductor(s) with an electronic device, wherein the plug-in terminal comprises a storage for data and a means for reading out and/or archiving data in the storage by means of the electronic device, and a method of use thereof.. .
|Apparatus and method for monitoring a thickness of a silicon wafer with a highly doped layer|
Apparatus for monitoring a thickness of a silicon wafer with a highly-doped layer at least at a backside of the silicon wafer is provided. The apparatus has a source configured to emit coherent light of multiple wavelengths.
|Use of transition-metal oxide nanoparticles as sensitive materials in chemical sensors for detecting or assaying vapors of target molecules|
The invention relates to the use of nanoparticles of at least one oxide of at least one transition metal doped with a rare earth element, particularly yxvo4eu1-x nanoparticles obtained through a sol-gel process, as a sensitive material in a chemical sensor for detecting peroxide-compound vapors. The material is used in a liquid process, in a spray of the initial sol, or in a solid thin film after being deposited on a substrate.
|Disposable cartridge for erythrocyte mechanical fragility test|
A disposable cartridge for use in red blood cell mechanical fragility profiling, comprising a stressing section with a lysing chamber in which the sample can receive multiple increments of mechanical stress to cause lysis, and a detection section with a transparent region that at least sometimes can have a thickness suitable to take optical readings that can directly or indirectly reflect a fraction/proportion of cells lysed after each increment of the stress, whereby said region can capture at least a representative portion of the sample that received each increment of stress. In some embodiments, the stressing section and the detection section are the same, and/or the transparent region is flexible or otherwise compressible, and/or the stress is ultrasonic.
|Particle analysis apparatus and production method thereof|
An apparatus including a flow cell part having a flow channel where a sample solution containing the particles to be analyzed flows; a light irradiation device for irradiating an irradiation light as a beam light to a light irradiation point in the flow channel; and a light receiving device for detecting the light resulting from the irradiation of the beam light to the light irradiation point. The light irradiation device has a light source device and a beam-light-forming-film composed of an opaque film and a light transmitting hole formed in the film.
|Device and method for detecting substances present in biological or chemical samples|
The present invention relates to a device and a method for detecting substances which are present in biological or chemical samples, each substance producing an optically detectable signal upon reaction with a reagent. The device further comprises a sample carrier with at least two receptacles for receiving samples and is characterized in that at least part of the receptacle is equipped to receive at least 2 reagents each, and in that a camera for recording an image which shows at least one receptacle filled with at least two reagents for the detection of different substances, and an evaluation device for evaluating the samples which device is designed such as to evaluate each image by analyzing the signals in the image.
|Scanning system and method for imaging and sequencing|
A scanning detection system is provided wherein emissions from locations in a flow cell are detected. In some embodiments, the system can comprise an excitation source, a photocleavage source, and modulating optics configured to cause an excitation beam generated by the excitation source to irradiate a first group of the fixed locations and to cause a photocleavage beam generated by the photocleavage source to irradiate a second group of the fixed locations, which is separate and apart from the first group of fixed locations.
|System for protection of soft tissues against a teeth whitening substance|
The appliance includes a brushhead having conductive fiber bristles by which a potential is applied to electrochemically activate a teeth whitening substance, such as peroxide, in the vicinity of the teeth. An impedance appliance system (62) or an optical appliance system (27) provides information concerning whether the conductive fiber bristles are adjacent a tooth surface or gum region.
|Ultraviolet-curable resin composition, cured product, and optical member|
The present invention relates to an optical member fabricated by laminating together at least two substrates by means of a cured product layer of an ultraviolet-curable resin composition containing (a) a (meth)acrylic polymer having a weight average molecule weight of 1,500 to 30,000, (b) a (meth)acrylate compound having a (meth)acrylic equivalent of 200 g/eq. Or more and having at least two (meth)acryloyl groups, and (c) a photopolymerization initiator, and an ultraviolet-curable resin composition for laminating together at least two substrates, and is useful as an optical transparent adhesive exhibiting high curability, allowing for lesser shrinkage during curing, and being excellent in the transparency of the cured product as well as in the adhesiveness to a substrate and the flexibility..
|Adhesive film having a phase difference, method for manufacturing same, and optical member including same|
According to the present invention, an adhesive film having a phase-difference is characterized by a phase difference value of 25° c./55% rh at a thickness of 20 μm being approximately 20 nm to approximately 150 nm, and 1 rad/s storage modulus by a frequency seep test at 30° c. Being approximately 105 dyne/cm2 to approximately 109 dyne/cm2.
|Pressure-sensitive adhesive composition, pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet, surface protective sheet, and optical film|
Provided is a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition having antistatic properties that suppresses peeling electrification voltage when peeled off from a non-antistatic adherend, low adhesive strength at high peeling speeds, adhesive strength high enough to prevent problems such as lifting and unintended separation at low peeling speeds, and an optical film to which a pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet, a surface protective sheet, and a surface protective sheet are attached, each sheet having high transparency. A pressure-sensitive adhesive composition, comprising: 100 parts by mass of a polymer (a) with a glass transition temperature of less than 0° c.; 0.1 to 20 parts by mass of a polymer (b) having a weight average molecular weight of 1,000 or more to less than 100,000 and containing a monomer unit derived from a monomer having a nitrogen-containing structure; and 0.1 to 20 parts by mass of an acidic compound (c) with a pka of −12.0 or more to less than 3.5..
|Pattern-printed sheet and manufacturing method therefor|
Provided by the present inventions are a pattern-printed sheet and a method for manufacturing this, wherein the pattern-printed sheet is characterized that on a precoat layer laminated on a substrate are formed an optically readable region in which a dot pattern optically readable by an input terminal is printed and an optically unreadable region in which a dot pattern optically unreadable by an input terminal is printed, and the dot pattern formed in the optically unreadable region is a halftone tint having regularity whose halftone dot concentration is in the range of 10 to 30%. This pattern-printed sheet not only can be obtained by using a gravure printing method having outstanding production efficiency but also has a dot pattern readable with high reading precision in a prescribed dot size..