|| List of recent Optical Sensor-related patents
| Optical sensor with enhanced sensitivity|
The invention is a surface plasmon resonance (spr) sensor to determine the presence and quantity of biological or chemical entities in an analyte. The sensor comprises a metal periodic structure deposited as a thin layer of a noble metal, comprising a one dimensional array of nanoslits or a two dimensional array of nanoholes on a transparent dielectric substrate, a nm-thick layer of transparent dielectric protection layer on top of the metal periodic structure and a functionalization layer, which acts as a binding layer to biological or biochemical entities in an analyte that is in contact with the functionaliztion layer..
| Optical sensor for determining quaternary ammonium compound concentration|
The present disclosure generally relates to a dye that signals when the concentration of a quaternary ammonium compound in antimicrobial solution changes. A sensor is used to monitor changes in the dye wavelength as an indicator of the quat concentration.
| Image forming apparatus|
A toner image for measurement of an area coverage modulation of 90% or more is formed on a photosensitive drum in a non-image formation, and a setting condition for defining a developability of a toner image in an image formation is set so that a detection result of an optical sensor detecting the toner image for measurement becomes a preset target value. The target value is set to be lower as a value of the setting condition increases from a lower side to a higher side of the developability.
| Inspection device|
The invention relates to a device for inspecting contact-sensitive planar materials or workpieces, e.g. Wafers for the semiconductor industry, solar cells, glasses, fpd substrates, or biologically active substrates for biosensors, as well as materials having contact-sensitive curved surfaces.
| Wafer level optical sensor package and low profile camera module, and method of manufacture|
A wafer-level camera sensor package includes a semiconductor substrate with an optical sensor on a front surface. Through-silicon-vias (tsv) extend through the substrate and provide i/o contact with the sensor from the back side of the substrate.
| Blister holder provided with means designed to detect the number of extracted products from the blister and with gsm/gprs communication means to remotely dialogue with a control center|
A pocket-sized blister-pack case, designed to receive a blister pack of a known type with a plurality of cells each containing a product, for example a pharmaceutical product in the form of a pill or tablet, has a plurality of capacitive and/or optical sensors for counting and displaying the number of pills that are taken out of the respective cell, as likewise the date and time of when they were taken, and is able to communicate via a packet mobile-radio interface the data to an authorized remote control centre that can check the degree of compliance of the patient to the therapy prescribed and can dialogue with the patient himself via packet and/or circuit mobile-radio interface.. .
| Floating optical sensor mount|
A piston-cylinder actuator includes a unique mount for an absolute-position sensor. The mount is made from a bearing material provides a flexible connection between the sensor mount and the cylinder housing.
| Optical sensor enclosure with integral window and optical alignment features|
An enclosure for a position sensor includes a housing and a lower cassette that cooperate to provide a sealed volume in which a sensor assembly is enclosed and protected. The sensor assembly includes a light source and a light detector.
|Detecting media type using carriage-coupled sensor|
A method of printing on a sheet of recording medium in an inkjet printer, the method includes advancing the sheet of recording medium; coupling a platform to a carriage of the inkjet printer, the platform including an optical sensor; operating a motor to move the carriage along a carriage scan direction, thereby also moving the platform coupled to the carriage along the carriage scan direction; receiving light from the sheet of recording medium in the optical sensor; sending a plurality of electrical signals from the optical sensor; determining a media type of the sheet of recording medium; decoupling the platform from the carriage; selecting a print mode for printing an image; and using the print mode to print the image on the sheet of recording medium.. .
|Inkjet printer with carriage-coupled media detector|
An inkjet printer having a print region, the inkjet printer includes an inkjet printhead; a media advance system for advancing recording medium through the printing region; a carriage for moving the printhead back and forth in a carriage scan direction across the print region, the carriage including a first magnetic element; and a platform that is movable along the carriage scan direction, the platform including: an optical sensor for receiving light from the recording medium to determine a type of recording medium; and a second magnetic element for selectively coupling to the first magnetic element.. .
|Optical touch module and method for determining gestures thereof and computer-readable medium|
An optical touch module, a method for determining gestures thereof and a computer-readable medium are provided. The method includes the following steps.
|Proximity detection using multiple inputs|
In one embodiment, a method includes determining, by a capacitive touch sensor of a device, a presence of an object; activating an optical sensor of the device in response to determining the presence of the object; and determining, by the optical sensor of the device, a touch or proximity input within a proximity-sensing volume.. .
|Color sensor and electronic device having the same|
A color sensor with a plurality of optical sensors in which the number of terminals for connection with the outside can be reduced. The color sensor includes a plurality of optical sensors each provided with a photoelectric conversion element and an optical filter over a light-transmitting substrate.
|Flight technical control management for an unmanned aerial vehicle|
Two architectures for unmanned aerial vehicles (uavs) and a method for executing a mission plan are provided. One architecture for a uav includes a flight command and mission execution (fcme) component making strategic decisions, a flight technical control manager (ftcm) making tactical decisions and a vehicle management system (vms) providing navigational support.
A system includes two or more optical sensors configured to generate image data based on gestures made by a user. One or more processing devices identifies movement quadrants based on the generated image data.
|Mobile analyte monitoring system|
A mobile analyte monitoring system may include an implantable sensor and a reader device with an optical sensor. The implantable sensor may be implanted into the dermis of an animal, and may exhibit a color change in response to the presence of a target analyte or reaction product thereof.
|Systems, methods, and apparatuses for monitoring end stage renal disease|
An end stage renal disease (esrd) monitoring system may include an implantable sensor and a reader device with an optical sensor. The implantable sensor may be configured to detect a group of analytes relevant to esrd, such as glucose, creatinine, urea, and potassium.
|Optical arrangement usable for an ultra wide band optical sensor|
An optical arrangement of lenses configured for use with an ultra wide band optical sensor is provided herein. The optical arrangement is associated with a back focal plane and further includes a first, a second, a third, a fourth, a fifth, and a sixth lens ordered from first to sixth along a common optical axis such that the first lens is farthest from the back focal plane and the sixth lens is closest to the back focal plane, wherein the first and the second lenses are made of zinc sulfide, the third and the sixth lenses are made of barium fluoride, the fourth lens is made of magnesium oxide, and the fifth lens is made of calcium fluoride, and wherein the lenses are selected to transfer any light within a wavelength range that contains 0.42 μm to 3.6 μm..
|Trunk area dimension measurement device and body fat measurement device|
The trunk area dimension measurement device includes a light reflection portion to be placed at a position of a navel of the measurement subject, a contact portion to be placed on a side surface of the measurement subject's trunk area, a support column having a contact detection unit that detects the contact with the contact portion and that extends in the vertical direction, a measurement bar that is supported pivotably about a first support point vertically with respect to the support column and that extends above the measurement subject's trunk area, an optical sensor that is held by the measurement bar positioned above the measurement subject's trunk area and that is held pivotably about a second support point so as to hang down in a gravity direction, and an angle sensor that is provided at either one of the first support point and the second support point.. .
|Sensor driven message retrieval for mobile device|
A mobile device periodically polls a network server via a communications network to obtain new communications addressed to a client account according to a polling schedule. The mobile device receives an indication of a threshold change of one or more of ambient light, temperature, or proximity of an object to the mobile device via an optical sensor of the mobile device, or an indication of motion of the mobile device via a motion sensor of the mobile device.
|Optical analyte detection systems and methods of use|
Various embodiments are drawn to systems and methods for detecting an analyte of interest in a sample including an optical sensor, a capture probe attached to a surface of the optical sensor wherein the capture probe is capable of binding to the analyte to form a duplex or complex, and an antibody capable of binding to the analyte, duplex, or complex. In several embodiments, systems and methods further include a particle attached to the antibody or capable of binding to the antibody.
|Apparatus for charged particle lithography system|
The present disclosure describes an apparatus of leveling a substrate in a charged particle lithography system. In an example, the apparatus includes a cantilever-based sensor that includes an optical sensor and a cantilever structure.
|Self-cleaning optical sensor|
An optical sensor may include a sensor head that has an optical window for directing light into a flow of fluid and/or receiving optical energy from the fluid. The optical sensor may also include a flow chamber that includes a housing defining a cavity into which the sensor head can be inserted.
|Defect inspection method and device therefor|
To process a signal from a plurality of detectors without being affected by a variation in the height of a substrate, and to detect more minute defects on the substrate, a defect inspection device is provided with a photoelectric converter having a plurality of rows of optical sensor arrays in each of first and second light-collecting/detecting unit and a processing unit for processing a detection signal from the first and the second light-collecting/detecting unit to determine the extent to which the positions of the focal points of the first and the second light-collecting/detecting unit are misaligned with respect to the surface of a test specimen, and processing the detection signal to correct a misalignment between the first and the second light-collecting/detecting unit, and the corrected detection signal outputted from the first and the second light-collecting/detecting unit are combined together to detect the defects on the test specimen.. .
A monitoring system (2) for monitoring the number and/or concentration of particles and/or micro organisms (12, 22) in a fluid (10). The monitoring system (2) generates an alarm if a predefined criterion is met.
|Optical sensor for non-contact voltage measurement|
A voltage sensor for obtaining a light signal representative of an ac voltage in a live electrical wire having a surrounding electrical field, comprising: a conducting device adapted to be placed in the surrounding electrical field and in galvanic isolation to the live electrical wire for causing a movement of charges and extracting a current from the movement of charges; a micro-light source for emitting a light signal, the micro-light source being operatively connected to the conducting device for receiving the extracted current and being directly powered by the extracted current, an intensity of the light signal being related to a value of the ac voltage in the electrical wire; a light guide, operatively coupled to the micro-light source, for receiving and propagating the light signal over a distance.. .
|Integrated optical sensor module|
An integrated optical sensor module includes an optical sensor die having an optical sensing area on its first surface, and an application-specific integrated circuit (asic) die arranged over the first surface of the optical sensor die. A hole in the asic die is at least partially aligned with the optical sensing area such that at least some of the light passing through the hole may contact the optical sensing area.
|Apparatus and methods utilizing optical sensors operating in the reflection mode|
Optical apparatus and methods utilizing sensors operating in the reflection mode are provided. The apparatus includes at least one optical bus.
|Glass substrate laser cutting device with real-time breaking detecting function and glass substrate breakage detecting method thereof|
A glass substrate laser cutting device according to the invention includes: a working table that has a plurality of vacuum absorbing grooves; a laser cutter; a pressure sensor that measures a pressure sensor when suctioning the glass substrate in a vacuum state; a calculation processing unit that compares the vacuum pressure measured by the pressure sensor with a predetermined threshold pressure and determines whether the glass substrate is broken; a laser cutter that includes a leaser head moving along the cutting direction of the glass substrate and emitting a laser beam; and an optical sensor that is attached to the laser head so as to move together and is disposed at a point in front of the laser beam emitted to the outside so as to detect the breakage of the glass substrate.. .
|Cell line, system and method for optical-based screening of ion-channel modulators|
A variety of applications, systems, methods and constructs are implemented for use in connection with screening of ion-channel modulators. Consistent with one such system, drug candidates are screened to identify their effects on cell membrane ion channels and pumps.
|Image forming apparatus having a cleaning unit to clean an optical sensor unit|
An image forming apparatus includes a photosensitive unit to form an visible image, a printing medium storage unit to store a printing medium, a pickup device to pick up the printing medium from the printing medium storage unit, a developing unit to develop the electrostatic latent image of the photosensitive unit into a visual image, an optical sensor to inspect the visual image, and a cleaning unit to clean a light window arranged at the optical sensor according to a control of the pickup device.. .
|Anti-counterfeiting test method, device and system based on textures|
The present invention relates to anti-counterfeiting field, and more particularly, to an anti-counterfeiting method, device and system based on textures of an object to be tested. The method includes: providing a light source based on a pre-determined anti-counterfeiting test model, projecting light emitted by the light source on a pre-determined test area, obtaining a pre-determined number of pictures of the pre-determined test area by means of a pre-determined optical sensor, acquiring texture characteristics of the pre-determined test area from the pictures, computing similarity between the texture characteristics and pre-stored texture characteristics and outputting a test result based on the similarity.
|Rifle scope with video output stabilized relative to a target|
A rifle scope including a display, at least one optical sensor to capture video of a view area, and image processing circuitry coupled to the display and the at least one optical sensor. The image processing circuitry is configured to select visual elements within a sequence of frames of the video and to align the visual elements within adjacent frames of the sequence of frames to produce a video output corresponding to the view area that is stabilized relative to a target.
|Rifle scope including a circuit configured to track a target|
A rifle scope includes at least one optical sensor configured to capture a video of a view area, a display, a processor coupled to the display and to the at least one optical sensor, and a memory accessible to the processor. The memory stores instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to receive user input that identifies a target within the video, apply a visual tag to the target within the video, and adjust the visual tag to track the target within a sequence of frames.
|Light scanning apparatus and image forming apparatus including the same|
A light scanning apparatus, including: a light source configured to emit a light beam; a beam splitter configured to split the light beam into a first and a second light beams; a rotary polygon mirror configured to deflect the first light beam to scan a photosensitive member; a motor configured to rotate the rotary polygon mirror; a first lens configured to guide the first light beam to the photosensitive member; an optical sensor configured to receive the second light beam; a second lens configured to condense the second light beam on the optical sensor; and an optical box has a wall standing from a bottom surface between a region in which the rotary polygon mirror and the motor are disposed and a region in which the second lens is disposed, and a height of the wall from the bottom surface is higher than a height of the rotary polygon mirror.. .
|Radio frequency identification sensor assembly|
An rfid sensor comprises an rfid chip, an antenna, and sensing material. The rfid chip is in electrical communication with the antenna and comprises an optical sensor.
|Automatic pill dispenser|
A pill dispensing device includes a base with a top surface and a bottom surface, a transfer tray assembly coupled to the top surface of the base, a controller, and a plurality of vibrating tray assemblies. Each vibrating tray assembly couples to the top surface of the base and includes a pill tray, at least one spring support, a pill tray electric motor, and at least one optical sensor.
|Method and apparatus for high resolution photon detection based on extraordinary optoconductance (eoc) effects|
The inventors disclose a new high performance optical sensor, preferably of nanoscale dimensions, that functions at room temperature based on an extraordinary optoconductance (eoc) phenomenon, and preferably an inverse eoc (i-eoc) phenomenon, in a metal-semiconductor hybrid (msh) structure having a semiconductor/metal interface. Such a design shows efficient photon sensing not exhibited by bare semiconductors.
|Portable optical sensor module|
The invention relates to a portable optical sensor module having at least one locking device disposed on an outer side of the portable optical sensor module for releaseably attaching the portable optical sensor module to a carrier platform. The at least one locking device comprises a folding handle device forming a carry handle for the portable optical sensor module in an opened locked state of the at least one locking device..
|Optical sensor and image forming apparatus|
The optical sensor includes a light-emitting element configured to emit light to a light emitted surface, a light-receiving element configured to receive reflection light from the light emitted surface, the reflection light including light emitted from the light-emitting element and reflected at the light emitted surface, a circuit board including a mounting surface on which the light-emitting element and the light-receiving element are mounted, and a housing fixed to the circuit board. The housing includes a light shielding portion provided between the light-emitting element and the light-receiving element, and the light shielding portion is engaged with a hole formed in the circuit board at a position between the light-emitting element and the light-receiving element..
|Method and apparatus for a dual matrix sensor array|
The subject matter disclosed herein describes an optical sensor used in a safety system. The sensor includes two pixel matrices on a single substrate.