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Automated position locator for a height sensor in a dispensing system

Distributed acoustic monitoring via time-sheared incoherent frequency domain reflectometry

Fuel injection feedback system and method

Date/App# patent app List of recent Optical Sensor-related patents
08/21/14
20140231625
 Optical sensor apparatus and image sensing apparatus integrating multiple functions patent thumbnailOptical sensor apparatus and image sensing apparatus integrating multiple functions
An optical sensor apparatus includes an infrared light generating device, n first detection devices, a second detection device and a processing circuit. In addition to detecting infrared light, the n first detection devices further detect n different visible wavelength ranges, respectively.
08/21/14
20140230727
 Automated position locator for a height sensor in a dispensing system patent thumbnailAutomated position locator for a height sensor in a dispensing system
Apparatus and methods of determining a position of a height sensor in a dispensing system. The dispensing system includes a dispenser, height sensor, camera, and a calibration device configured to receive a signal from the height sensor.
08/21/14
20140230536
 Distributed acoustic monitoring via time-sheared incoherent frequency domain reflectometry patent thumbnailDistributed acoustic monitoring via time-sheared incoherent frequency domain reflectometry
A system and method to obtain an acoustic signal from a borehole penetrating the earth are described. The system includes a modulated single frequency incoherent light source to output a modulated light signal.
08/21/14
20140230531
 Fuel injection feedback system and method patent thumbnailFuel injection feedback system and method
A fuel injection feedback system comprises a light source disposed inside a fuel injector, an optical sensor disposed inside the fuel injector, and a computing device electronically connected to the optical sensor. The light source is a device configured to emit light capable of being reflected by cavitation.
08/14/14
20140226931
 Multifunctional optical sensor unit patent thumbnailMultifunctional optical sensor unit
A method and apparatus for detecting a group of parameters. An optical signal is sent into an optical sensor unit comprising a first reflective structure, a second reflective structure, and a cavity system located between the first reflective structure and the second reflective structure.
08/14/14
20140226878
 Deconvolution of digital images patent thumbnailDeconvolution of digital images
A method for deconvolution of digital images includes obtaining a degraded image from a digital sensor, a processor accepting output from the digital sensor and recognizing a distorted element within the image. The distorted element is compared with a true shape of the element to produce a degrading function.
08/14/14
20140226160
 Micro-optical element, micro-optical array, and optical sensor system patent thumbnailMicro-optical element, micro-optical array, and optical sensor system
A micro-optical element includes a resonator substrate, at least one microresonator includes a rotationally symmetrical body mounted on the resonator substrate, and a light-reflecting element including a ring-shaped mirror that surrounds the rotationally symmetrical body.. .
08/14/14
20140225990
 Depth sensing method and system for autonomous vehicles patent thumbnailDepth sensing method and system for autonomous vehicles
In one aspect, an image processing method for processing images is provided, comprising the steps of: obtaining, from an optical sensor, at least two images, determining an image warping function at least partially compensating the distortion, applying the determined image warping function to the image including the distortion, and calculating by a processing unit, and outputting, a depth and/or disparity image from the at least two images.. .
08/14/14
20140225952
 Printing systems and methods for operating printing systems patent thumbnailPrinting systems and methods for operating printing systems
Methods performed by a printing system are described herein. A portion of a print area is located by operating an optical sensor to respond to a color shift.
08/14/14
20140225212
 Optical sensor chip device and corresponding production method patent thumbnailOptical sensor chip device and corresponding production method
An optical sensor chip device and a corresponding production method. The optical sensor chip device includes a substrate having a front side and a rear side; at least one first optical sensor chip for acquiring a first optical spectral range, the chip being attached to the substrate; and a first sealed cavern fashioned above an upper side of the first optical sensor chip.
08/07/14
20140223317
Method and apparatus for providing a user device with pointing and virtual display function
An approach is provided for rendering and maneuvering about large-scale documents with a mobile device that features an integrated optical sensor and virtual display functions. A positioning platform determines mapping information, navigation information, document information, or a combination thereof associated with at least one device.
08/07/14
20140221854
Measuring device, including a heart rate sensor, configured to be worn on the wrist of a user
According to various aspects of the present disclosure, an optical heart rate sensor is designed to pick up the heart rate pulse when worn on a user's wrist instead of wearing a bulky chest strap, which is not comfortable. An example optical heart rate sensor unit has two light emitting diodes that provide light source projected to skin.
08/07/14
20140221798
Optical sensor path selection
A device includes a sensor for measuring a parameter for tissue. The sensor includes a plurality of optical elements including a plurality of detectors and at least one emitter.
08/07/14
20140218726
System and method for multiplex spectroscopic imaging
A system for measuring an sample includes an illumination source providing electromagnetic radiation pulses at a selected temporal frequency. A microscope focuses the radiation to interact with the sample and produce resultant electromagnetic radiation.
08/07/14
20140217268
Optical biosensor with a plurality of sensors regions
The invention relates to an optical sensor device (100) that comprises a plurality of objectives (152) for generating primary images of corresponding sensor regions (111). The primary images are then mapped with intermediate optics (153) onto a detector plane (154), particularly onto the sensitive plane of an image sensor..
07/31/14
20140213487
Systems and methods for biological analysis
A biological analysis system is provided. The system comprises an interchangeable assembly configured to accommodate any one of a plurality of sample holders, each respective sample holder configured to receive a plurality of samples.
07/31/14
20140211197
Infrared optical sensor incorporating a transmission measuring cell
Disclosed is an infrared optical sensor for the continuous analysis of a liquid flowing in a pipe. The sensor includes, in a housing, a central section of duct through which the liquid to be analyzed flows, and a spectral analysis device using a light beam, including an infrared source which emits a signal which is received by a receiving device having passed through the liquid, an optical component which allows the light beam to pass through the liquid, and a support plate which carries the infrared source and the receiving device.
07/31/14
20140210886
Sensor positioning system
A sensor positioning system including a moveable sensor holder having a following surface, the sensor holder configured to hold an optical sensor at a selected distance from the following surface, a biasing system configured to bias the following surface against a surface of a sheet of print medium, and a drive system configured to move the sensor holder across the sheet of print medium with the following surface biased against and sliding on the surface of the sheet of print medium to maintain the optical sensor at substantially the selected distance from the surface of the sheet of print medium.. .
07/31/14
20140210724
Control system, mouse and control method thereof
A control system, a mouse and a control method thereof are provided. The control system comprises a dongle and the mouse.
07/31/14
20140209929
Optical coupling system and optical sensor including the same
An optical coupling system is provided which includes a first layer structure and a second layer structure. The first layer structure includes a plurality of layers sequentially stacked on a substrate, and is configured to compresses a beam emitted from a light source along a direction substantially perpendicular to a top surface of the substrate.
07/24/14
20140204360
Optical guidance systems and methods using mutually distinct signal-modifying sensors
In an embodiment, a guidance system determines a location parameter of an object, and includes: at least one oscillating element located at the object for emitting modulated optical radiation; at least two mutually distinct signal-modifying electro-optical sensors, each of the electro-optical sensors having a detector and a demodulator for generating a demodulated electrical signal in response to detection of at least a portion of the modulated optical radiation; and a processor for determining the location parameter from the demodulated electrical signals. In another embodiment, a guidance system has aberration-corrected imaging and includes: a plurality of electro-optical sensors sharing a field of view and mutually distinctly providing a respective plurality of altered images therefrom; and an image generator module for linearly and non-linearly processing spatial frequency properties of the plurality of altered images to synthesize an aberration-corrected image for the imaging system..
07/24/14
20140204209
Traffic light detection
A traffic light detection system is provided that includes, but is not limited to an optical sensor for recording image data of an environment ahead of the vehicle, and an evaluation device for detecting a traffic light mapped in the image data, and an evaluation device for detecting a traffic light mapped in the image data, as well as a method for traffic light detection. The evaluation device is configured to detect a stop line in the image data, which is arranged on a carriageway ahead of the motor vehicle, in a predefined area ahead of a traffic light associated with the carriageway, transversely to the carriage longitudinal direction.
07/24/14
20140204189
Photo-detector device for electro-optical sensors with variable light dynamics
Photo-detector device for electro-optical sensors, comprising at least a detection and conversion circuit, or pixel (20), having at least a photo-sensitive reception mean (26) and a reset control terminal (11), which is able to drive an element to control the charge dissipation (23) of the photo-sensitive reception mean (26). The pixel (20) is able to convert the current generated by the photo-sensitive reception mean (26) into a voltage signal on a read-out terminal (28).
07/24/14
20140203783
Monitoring/managing electrochemical energy device using detected intercalation stage changes
A system includes utilizes optical sensors arranged within or on portions of an electrochemical energy device (e.g., a rechargeable li-ion battery, supercapacitor or fuel cell) to measure operating parameters (e.g., mechanical strain and/or temperature) of the electrochemical energy device during charge/recharge cycling. The measured parameter data is transmitted by way of light signals along optical fibers to a controller, which converts the light signals to electrical data signal using a light source/analyzer.
07/24/14
20140203388
Optical sensor with integrated pinhole
An optical sensor includes a semiconductor substrate having a first conductive type. The optical sensor further includes a photodiode disposed on the semiconductor substrate and a metal layer.
07/24/14
20140202521
Self-powered solar tracker
Provided is a self-powered solar tracker, which is a solar tracker for adjusting the altitude of and horizontally rotating a solar collector panel such that the solar collector panel on which a plurality of solar cells are provided can face the sun, wherein the self-powered solar tracker comprises: an altitude adjustment optical sensor unit which has one or more first optical sensors formed by being uniformly spaced on the upper side of convex support surfaces to face the sun and one or more second optical sensors formed by being uniformly spaced on the lower side of the convex support surfaces, and which senses the sunlight so as to adjust the altitude of the solar collector panel; a horizontal rotation optical sensor unit which has one or more third optical sensors formed by being uniformly spaced on the left side of the convex support surfaces to face the sun and one or more fourth optical sensors formed by being uniformly spaced on the right side of the convex support surfaces, and which senses sunlight so as to horizontally rotate the solar collector panel; a passive element circuit which has one or more first comparison circuits for comparing the difference in the quantity of output light between the first optical sensors and the second optical sensors and one or more second comparison circuits for comparing the difference in the quantity of output light between the third optical sensors and the fourth optical sensors, and which outputs a driving value for adjusting the altitude of and horizontally rotating the solar collector panel in the direction having a larger light value; an altitude adjustment driving unit for receiving a driving power source from the solar cells of the solar collector panel and for adjusting the altitude of the solar collector panel according to the driving value of the passive element circuit; and a horizontal rotation driving unit for performing the horizontal rotation.. .
07/24/14
20140202253
Optical sensor
An optical sensor is disclosed for measuring pressure and/or temperature. The optical sensor is adapted for use in high temperature environments, such as gas turbines and other engines.
07/17/14
20140198025
System and method for discerning complex gestures using an array of optical sensors
A method for gesture determination (e.g., discerning complex gestures) via an electronic system (e.g., a gesture sensing system) including an array of optical sensors is described herein. The method includes detecting a plurality of sub-gestures (e.g., simple gestures provided by a target located proximate to the system) via the array of optical sensors.
07/17/14
20140196411
Robotic filling systems and methods
Systems and methods are disclosed, which permit filling containers with a product. A filling arm is disposed within a chamber and an optical sensor is configured to sense openings of the containers within the chamber.
07/10/14
20140194757
System for distributed blood flow measurement
A medical system for minimally-invasive measurement of blood flow in an artery (at). An interventional device (ivd) with an optical fiber (fb) comprising a plurality of temperature-sensitive optical sensor segments, e.g.
07/10/14
20140193598
Multilayer adhesive film, in particular for bonding optical sensors
A multilayer pressure sensitive adhesive (psa) film having a first acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive layer and an opposing second acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive layer, wherein the first pressure sensitive adhesive layer has a glass transition temperature tg≧0° c. And a content of a strongly polar acrylate of 7.5 to 15 wt.-% in its precursor, and the second pressure sensitive adhesive layer has a tg≦0° c.
07/10/14
20140192507
Lightning protection and enhanced emi shielding for faceted domes
A faceted dome assembly for airborne optical sensors to enhance emi shielding and lightning protection is disclosed. In one embodiment, the faceted dome assembly includes a faceted dome.
07/10/14
20140192414
Variable length light shield for an electro-optical sensor within a nose cone
A variable length light shield is disclosed for an electro-optical sensor within a nose cone. The light shield includes a base, a telescopic shade supported by the base, and a ring rotatably supported about the base.
07/10/14
20140192234
Method for generating and evaluating an image
A method for generating and evaluating an image of a section of an object using an optical sensor. To generate a bright image, individual images are recorded of a section, of which individual images at least some individual images overlap at least in part in each case, and that to generate the image, the individual images or signals are aligned with respect to one another and superposed to form an overall image as the image of the at least one section, so that the evaluation of the overall image is substantially restricted to the overlapping regions of the individual images and/or the evaluation of the overall image or of a part thereof is brought about on the basis of the overlapping regions of the individual images having the latter..
07/10/14
20140191113
System and method for color imaging with integrated plasmonic color filters
A device for color imaging including an optical sensor having light sensitive pixels with a metal film disposed over the light sensitive pixels. The metal film has a group of nano-holes arranged over the pixels according to a periodic lattice formation and is configured to pass light of a preselected first range of wavelengths.
07/10/14
20140191107
Method and apparatus for adjusting an aperture in an optical system
An aperture adjusting apparatus is provided. The aperture adjusting apparatus includes: a variable part of which an aperture size varies; an optical sensor configured to sense light incident to the variable device part and light output from the variable device part; an aperture calculator configured to calculate a size of an aperture formed in the variable part from light intensity sensed by the optical sensor; and a driving controller configured to control driving of the variable device part by receiving a calculation result fed back from the aperture calculator..
07/03/14
20140189717
Optical disc device and lens cleaner
An optical disc device of the present invention comprises an insertion detection optical sensor which detects insertion of an optical disc based on light emitted from a first light emitting element to a first light receiving element being blocked, and an ejection detection optical sensor provided on the downstream side in the carry-in direction to the insertion detection optical sensor to detect ejection of the optical disc based on light emitted from a second light emitting element to a second light receiving element being blocked. The optical disc device is structured such that, in a state that the optical disc is attached onto the turntable, when the light of the first light emitting element is blocked and the light of the second light emitting element is not blocked, the optical disc device recognizes that a lens cleaner is attached onto the turntable as the optical disc, and the optical disc device performs a cleaning operation..
07/03/14
20140188278
Robotic shoe
A robotic shoe includes a robot sole, a plurality of optical sensors, a plurality of optical sensors, and projections. The robot sole has an underside capable of contacting the ground when in use.
07/03/14
20140186218
Method and apparatus for automatic staining of tissue samples
The present invention concerns an apparatus for staining tissue samples, said apparatus including a reagent section or reagent containers; at least one staining section or tissue samples, a robotic head or robotic element that may move reagent to a predetermined tissue sample, said robotic element being moveable above the reagent and the staining sections, a control element that may manage a staining process, a 2-d optical sensor to detect two-dimensional image data of a relevant property and that can feed the captured image data to the control element. By providing the robotic element with a 2-d optical sensor, a common image processor may be provided having multiple functions.
07/03/14
20140184788
Portable optical device with interactive wireless remote capability
A firearm scope comprises an optical sensor to capture video data, a display, a transceiver configured to communicate data wirelessly through a communication channel, and a controller. The controller can be configured to provide a portion of the video data to the display, provide media content including the video data to the transceiver for wireless transmission, receive a signal from the communication channel in response to the wireless transmission, and selectively modify the portion of the video data to the display in response to receiving the signal..
07/03/14
20140184779
Microscopy optoelectric device with focus scanning
A microscopy optoelectronic device for reconstructing a three-dimensional model of a sample, which can be connected to any pc in order to obtain three-dimensional surface micro-reliefs, includes a portable device body, having a casing and a frame supporting: a digital optical sensor; an optical group, coupled to the sensor including an objective lens directed towards a distal end of the device body, faceable towards the sample; a motor that translates the optical group and sensor with respect to said frame; a connector to connect the device body to an energy source and to a device that controls the position of the optical group and to transmit the digitalized images; and a light source that provides diffused lighting at the objective lens arranged to surround a front region with respect to the objective lens and also includes a luminescent and diffusing surface having a tubular portion coaxial to the optical group.. .
07/03/14
20140184577
Transparent display apparatus and method for controlling the same
There are provided a transparent display apparatus and a method for controlling the same. The transparent display apparatus includes a transparent display unit that includes an emissive area and a transmissive area and is configured to display a video, an optical sensor configured to measure the amount of light, and a light shielding unit that is disposed on one surface of the transparent display unit and is configured to adjust transmittance on the basis of the amount of light..
07/03/14
20140184513
Softkey magnification on touch screen
A mobile computing device comprising a noncontact location sensor operable to detect the presence of an input object that enters a detectable region proximate to the touch screen panel. The sensor can produce location signals representing the location of the input means relative to a plurality of virtual input characters.
07/03/14
20140184498
Method and apparatus for motion recognition
A motion recognizing apparatus and method are provided. According to an aspect, a motion recognizing apparatus may include: an optical sensor configured to sense at least a portion of a subject where a motion occurs and to output one or more events in response thereto; a motion tracing unit configured to trace a motion locus of the portion where the motion occurs based on the one or more outputted events; and a motion pattern determining unit configured to determine a motion pattern of the portion where the motion occurs based on the traced motion locus..
07/03/14
20140184491
System and method for providing user interface using an optical scanning
A system provides a user interface using an optical scan and the system includes a scan light and an optical sensor that detects whether the light radiated to an object in a vehicle from the scan light is dispersed. A processor controls the scan light to radiate light for a scan to a predetermined position at a predetermined time, estimates the position of dispersed light, and outputs a corresponding signal, when the optical sensor detects dispersion of the light, by comparing the detection time of the light, and the predetermined time and the radiation position of the scan light.
07/03/14
20140184476
Heads up display for a gun scope of a small arms firearm
A gun scope includes a display, an optical sensor to capture video data, a processor coupled to the display and the optical sensor, and a memory accessible to the processor. The memory is configured to store a heads up display module that, when executed, causes the processor to generate a heads up display (hud) including a reticle and other data corresponding to an operating state of the gun scope.
07/03/14
20140182187
Software-extensible gun scope and method
An apparatus includes a digital optical scope including software-extensible functionality. The digital optical scope includes a display, an interface configured to receive data including software modules, and an optical sensor configured to capture video data associated with a view area.
06/26/14
20140180030
Intravascular blood pressure and velocity wire
The present invention generally relates to devices for determining pressure and flow in a vessel and methods for using such devices. The device can involve an elongate body configured for insertion into a vessel, a flow sensor positioned on the elongate body configured for detecting flow in the vessel, and a pressure sensor positioned on the elongate body configured for detecting pressure in the vessel, wherein the pressure sensor comprises an optical sensor..
06/26/14
20140178977
Systems and methods for detecting multiple optical signals
To minimize cross talk in systems and methods for detecting two or more different optical signals emitted from each of a plurality of reaction receptacles, an excitation signal associated with each of the optical signals has a known excitation frequency, and any detected signal having a frequency that is inconsistent with the excitation frequency is discarded. The receptacles are moved relative to optical sensors configured to detect each unique optical signal from an associated receptacle, and to further minimize cross talk, the optical sensors are arranged so that only one reaction receptacle at a time is in a signal detecting position with respect to one of its associated optical sensors, and the optical sensors are grouped by the optical signal they are configured to detect so that a first optical signal is detected from each of the reaction receptacles before a second optical signal is detected from the reaction receptacles..
06/26/14
20140178083
Detection device for detecting state of waste toner container and image forming apparatus using such detection device
A detection device for detecting a state of a waste toner container comprises an optical sensor and an actuation member. The optical sensor comprises an emitting unit emitting an optical signal and a receiving unit receiving the optical signal.
06/26/14
20140178057
Next generation bare wire water heater
A heating unit for heating fluid is described having at least one electrical resistance heating element on an outer surface of a tube. At least one indexed groove is provided around a surface of the tube allowing for at least one retention clip to hold the electrical resistance heating element.
06/26/14
20140178023
Hybrid photonic crystal fiber, and method for manufacturing same
The present invention relates to a hybrid photonic crystal fiber, into the core of which a functional material is injected. The hybrid photonic crystal fiber of the present invention comprises: a central hole having a diameter of 4 to 15 μm extending in the longitudinal direction; an inner cladding also formed in the longitudinal direction outside the central hole, having a hexagonal arrangement of air holes, each of which has a diameter of 2 to 5 μm and a lattice constant of 4.5 to 7 μm; an annular outer cladding surrounding the outer surface of the inner cladding; and a core formed by filling a functional material in some of the air holes including the central hole.
06/26/14
20140176957
Integrated optical sensor circuit
A photonics integrated system is disclosed, comprising a substrate, an integrated interferometer integrated in the substrate and being configured for receiving radiation from a radiation source, and an integrated spectral filter integrated in the substrate and being configured for receiving radiation from the interferometer. The integrated interferometer has a period and the integrated spectral filter has a bandwidth such that the period of the integrated interferometer is smaller than the bandwidth of the integrated spectral filter.
06/26/14
20140175269
Optical fiber orientation detection method and apparatus
A method is provided for detecting an orientation of an optical fiber including a flat surface as a part of a surface of the maintaining member. The method includes directing collimated light to the optical fiber through the flat surface of the maintaining member, receiving reflected light of the collimated light by using an optical sensor device, generating a brightness distribution image according to an output signal from the optical sensor device, identifying a reference point on a brightness distribution line appearing on the generated brightness distribution image, according to a position of the brightness distribution line in relation to a target orientation for the optical fiber, the brightness distribution line detectable on the brightness distribution image in correspondence to the reflected light received by the optical sensor device, and detecting the orientation of the optical fiber according to a coordinate of the reference point on the brightness distribution image..
06/19/14
20140172467
System and method to adjust insurance rate based on real-time data about potential vehicle operator impairment
The method, system, and computer-readable medium facilitates monitoring a vehicle operator, the environment ahead of the vehicle, and/or forces acting on the vehicle during the course of vehicle operation to determine whether the vehicle operator is impaired (e.g., distracted, drowsy), log data relating to vehicle operator impairment for further analysis, and send the data to a server for analysis. The method, system, and computer-readable medium may monitor the vehicle operator, the environment ahead of the vehicle, and/or forces acting on the vehicle using either or both of optical sensors or accelerometers.
06/19/14
20140171806
Optical lesion assessment
Medical apparatus includes a probe, having a distal segment configured for insertion into a body of a patient. The probe includes at least one optical sensing unit, which is disposed along the distal segment and includes first and second radiation sources, configured to emit optical radiation in different, respective, first and second wavelength bands toward tissue in the body in proximity to the distal segment.
06/19/14
20140171754
Sensored prosthetic component and method
A prosthetic component suitable for long-term implantation is provided. The prosthetic component includes electronic circuitry and sensors to measure a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system.
06/19/14
20140171331
Integrated analytical system and method
An analytical assembly within a unified device structure for integration into an analytical system. The analytical assembly is scalable and includes a plurality of analytical devices, each of which includes a reaction cell, an optical sensor, and at least one optical element positioned in optical communication with both the reaction cell and the sensor and which delivers optical signals from the cell to the sensor.
06/19/14
20140169402
Temperature monitor for devices in an ion implant apparatus
An ion implant apparatus configured to measure the temperature or monitor the degradation of components in the apparatus is provided. The ion implant apparatus may include a platen configured to move in a first direction, a mask frame to hold one or more masks disposed on the platen, a first optical sensor configured to project an optical beam to a second optical sensor, and a measurement bar disposed on the mask frame, the measurement bar raised above the surface of the mask frame to interrupt the optical beam when the platen moves in the first direction..
06/19/14
20140168456
Light source sensing device and light source sensing method thereof
A light source sensing device and a light source sensing method thereof are provided. The light source sensing device includes an optical sensor, a rod, a motor and a controller.
06/19/14
20140168450
Data throttling to facilitate full frame readout of an optical sensor for wafer testing
Providing for operation of high-speed optical sensor equipment at full data path speeds in conjunction with testing equipment operating at a lower speed is described herein. By way of example, a data stream output from optical sensor equipment to testing equipment can be throttled at a serial interface between such equipment.
06/19/14
20140168312
System and method for imaging and evaluating printing parameters in an aqueous inkjet printer
An aqueous inkjet printer is configured to evaluate and adjust multiple components within the printer with reference to image data of the surface of a rotating member obtained at different times during a single print cycle. The print cycle can be performed in a multiple pass manner to enable a single optical sensor to be used for generation of the image data.
06/19/14
20140168304
System and method for imaging and evaluating coating on an imaging surface in an aqueous inkjet printer
An inkjet printer is configured to apply a coating material to an imaging surface before an ink image is formed on the surface. At least one optical sensor generates image data of the coating on the imaging surface and identifies a thickness of the coating material.
06/19/14
20140168080
Optical input apparatus
An optical input apparatus is provided and includes an input device for providing data and control signals to a computer; and at least one object sensing module disposed on a top of the input device and each including an optical sensor and a light source. The light source is capable of emitting light upward divergently to create a virtual sensing space above..
06/19/14
20140167967
System and method to monitor and reduce vehicle operator impairment
The method, system, and computer-readable medium facilitates monitoring a vehicle operator, the environment ahead of the vehicle, and/or forces acting on the vehicle during the course of vehicle operation to determine whether the vehicle operator is impaired (e.g., distracted, drowsy, intoxicated), alerting the vehicle operator when impairment is detected, and log data relating to vehicle operator impairment for further analysis. The method, system, and computer-readable medium may monitor the vehicle operator, the environment ahead of the vehicle, and/or forces acting on the vehicle using either or both of optical sensors or accelerometers.
06/19/14
20140167617
System and method for communication among linear light modules in a lighting system
Light source systems and methods of operating the light source systems are disclosed. A light source system may include a combination of two lighting modules in communication with each other.
06/19/14
20140165906
Magnetic masks for an ion implant apparatus
An ion implant apparatus configured to measure the temperature or monitor the degradation of components in the apparatus is provided. The ion implant apparatus may include a platen configured to move in a first direction, a mask frame to hold one or more masks disposed on the platen, a first optical sensor configured to project an optical beam to a second optical sensor, and a measurement bar disposed on the mask frame, the measurement bar raised above the surface of the mask frame to interrupt the optical beam when the platen moves in the first direction..
06/19/14
20140165447
Optical device configured to determine a prey score of antlered prey
An optical apparatus includes an optical sensor configured to capture a digital image of an animal within a view area, a processor coupled to the optical sensor, and a memory coupled to the processor. The memory is configured to store instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to determine a distance to the animal, determine edges of the animal, and calculate measurements of selected portions of the animal in response to determining the edges and the distance.
06/12/14
20140160283
Dynamic image capture and processing
Systems and methods are disclosed for dynamic image capture and processing. In one implementation, a processing device receives a first video stream, the first video stream being captured via an optical sensor configured with a first set of capture parameters.
06/12/14
20140160262
Lensless retinal camera apparatus and method
Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure can provide a retinal camera. The exemplary camera can include a body, at least one optical sensor which is (i) provided on the body, and (ii) configured to receive light directly from a lens of an eye, and a processing arrangement configured to generate an image based on the light received directly from the lens of the eye..
06/12/14
20140160232
Apparatus and method for scanning and recognizing
The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for scanning and recognizing characters. The apparatus of scanning and recognizing characters comprises: an optical sensor for capturing images, which optical sensor carries out continuous shooting of the scanned characters in order to obtain a image frame sequence containing the scanned characters, and the content of an image frame partly overlaps the content of the previous image frame in the image frame sequence; and a control module used for processing the images and recognizing the characters.


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