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 Overmold proximity sensor and associated methods patent thumbnailOvermold proximity sensor and associated methods
An electronic device includes a substrate, an optical sensor coupled to the substrate, and an optical emitter coupled to the substrate. A lens is aligned with the optical emitter and includes an upper surface and an encapsulation bleed stop groove around the upper surface.
Stmicroelectronics Pte Ltd


 Displaying system having a function of sensing displaying properties patent thumbnailDisplaying system having a function of sensing displaying properties
A displaying system having a function of sensing displaying properties includes a displaying panel, a controlling module, and an optical sensor. The displaying panel has a displaying surface which includes a presentation area and a function area.
Qisda Corporation


 Distributed optical sensors for acoustic and vibration monitoring patent thumbnailDistributed optical sensors for acoustic and vibration monitoring
An apparatus for sensing vibration in a borehole penetrating the earth includes an optical fiber having a plurality of pairs of reflectors configured to reflect light between each of the pairs of reflectors in the plurality, wherein each pair of reflectors is separated by a nominal distance l and an adjacent pair of reflectors in the plurality are separated by a nominal distance d, and an optical interrogator configured to sense a distance between each pair of reflectors in the plurality over time to sense the vibration. A laser emits semi-coherent light over a swept range of wavelengths to illuminate the optical fiber, wherein the semi-coherent light provides for sensing over distance l in the optical fiber between each pair of reflectors and for no sensing in the optical fiber over distance d between different pairs of reflectors.
Baker Hughes Incorporated


 Electro-optic current sensor with high dynamic range and accuracy patent thumbnailElectro-optic current sensor with high dynamic range and accuracy
An optical sensor that senses current by directing polarized light across an airgap that is orthogonal to a direction of current running through a conductor. The sensor includes a prism having a high verdet constant for high sensitivity to magnetic fields, which cause an angle of polarization of the polarized light to be rotated as an indication of the magnitude of current.
Gridview Optical Solutions, Llc.


 Magnetic particle based biosensor patent thumbnailMagnetic particle based biosensor
A biosensor system and method of its use for detecting particles on the surface of an integrated circuit is disclosed. The system can include a light source and a plurality of optical sensors formed on an integrated circuit.
Silicon Biodevices, Inc.


 Sensor device for high-resolution detection of target substances patent thumbnailSensor device for high-resolution detection of target substances
An optical sensor device which measures in a spatially resolving manner is disclosed. In order to devise such a sensor device with which a contacting measurement of the article to be measured can be carried out and which can be mass-produced, the sensor device is designed such that a transfer of the calibration onto individual sensor devices is possible with high accuracy.
Laser- Und Medizin-technologie Gmbh Berlin


 Optical sensor for range finding and wind sensing measurements patent thumbnailOptical sensor for range finding and wind sensing measurements
Techniques are disclosed for providing an optical sensor that can be used for wind sensing and an optical scope. The optical sensor can include a photodiode, an electrical switch, a trans-impedance amplifier (tia), and a capacitive trans-impedance amplifier (ctia), enabling the optical sensor to perform both wind-sensing and range-finding functions.
Cubic Corporation


 Methods and  improved sensor vibration cancellation patent thumbnailMethods and improved sensor vibration cancellation
Optical sensing systems having improved vibration cancelation, and methods of achieving improved vibration cancelation. In one example, an optical sensing system includes an optical sensor configured to produce an unprocessed sensor output signal representative of a response of the optical sensor to at least an optical signature of interest and a local vibration excitation, a reference sensor configured to provide a reference signal responsive to the local vibration excitation, and a controller, including an adaptive digital filter, coupled to the optical sensor and to the reference sensor, and configured to receive the reference signal and to adjust one or more coefficients of the adaptive digital filter to minimize coherence between a residual signal and the reference signal, the residual signal being a difference between the sensor output signal and a filter output signal from the adaptive digital filter..
Raytheon Bbn Technologies Corp.


 Light source device and control  light source device patent thumbnailLight source device and control light source device
A light source device includes a semiconductor light source, a light source control section, an optical sensor, a sensor control section, and an intensity adjusting section. The light source control section controls a light quantity per field of light to be emitted from the semiconductor light source, by pulse width modulation.
Olympus Corporation


 Apparatus and  securing merchandise with optical lock and key patent thumbnailApparatus and securing merchandise with optical lock and key
Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided herein for securing merchandise. In one embodiment an apparatus for securing merchandise comprises a locking mechanism limiting access to one or more items, one or more optical sensors configured to detect a plurality of wavelengths and an intensity associated with each wavelength from at least one light beam emitted by an optical key, and a control device comprising a control circuit and a memory device.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.


Optical hand tracking in virtual reality systems

A system tracks movement of the vr input device relative to a portion of a user's skin, track movement of the vr input device relative to a physical surface external to the vr input device, or both. The system includes an illumination source integrated with a tracking glove coupled to a virtual reality console, and the illumination source is configured to illuminate a portion of skin on a finger of a user.
Oculus Vr, Llc

Closed loop tracking system using signal beam

The invention is a system and method for heliostat mirror control. Here, each heliostat mirror generates a low intensity “signal beam”, directed at an angle off from the heliostat mirror's high intensity and sensor blinding “main beam” of reflected solar energy.
Idealab

Pulse width modulation of continuum sources for determination of chemical composition

A light source and a method for its use in an optical sensor are provided, the light source including a resistively heated element. The light source includes a power circuit configured to provide a pulse width modulated voltage to the resistively heated element, the pulse width modulated voltage including: a duty cycle with a first voltage; and a pulse period including a period with a second voltage, wherein: the duty cycle, the first voltage, and the pulse period are selected so that the resistively heated element is heated to a first temperature; and the first temperature is selected to emit black body radiation in a continuum spectral range.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

Device for monitoring a light source of an optical sensor

The present disclosure relates to a device for monitoring a light source of an optical sensor designed for determining a measured value of a measured parameter in a medium, including at least one light source for transmitting light along an optical path through a measuring chamber fillable with the medium, wherein the light source is associated with a receiver for receiving reception light, and at least one monitoring unit associated with the light source, with a sensory unit for monitoring the light source, wherein the monitoring unit receives transmission light, and wherein the sensory unit points in the direction of the optical path and receives light from the direction opposite the optical path. The present disclosure also relates to the use of such a device in an analyzer..
Endress+hauser Conducta Gmbh+co. Kg

Multi-wavelength laser system for optical data communication links and associated methods

A laser light generator is configured to generate one or more wavelengths of continuous wave laser light. The laser light generator is configured to collectively and simultaneously transmit each of the wavelengths of continuous wave laser light through an optical output of the laser light generator as a laser light supply.
Ayar Labs, Inc.

Optical-capacitive sensor panel device and manufacturing same

The present disclosure provides an optical-capacitive sensor panel device. In one aspect, the panel device includes a a transparent substrate having a first surface; an optical sensor array formed on the first surface of the transparent substrate, the optical sensor array including a plurality of photosensitive pixels spaced apart from each other and arranged on the first surface to form a lattice structure; a plurality of row electrodes formed on the optical sensor array and electrically coupled to a first group of the photosensitive pixels; a plurality of column electrodes formed on the optical sensor array crossing the row electrodes and electrically coupled to a second group of the photosensitive pixels; and an insulating layer formed between the row electrodes and the column electrodes..
Bidirectional Display, Inc.

Optical sensor for fluid analysis

A sensor for measuring a concentration of a particular ion, molecule or atom in a fluid includes a sample handling portion for providing at least some of the fluid, a first photo-detection device, and a first light source. The first photo-detection device is configured to measure a power of light incident thereon, and the first light source includes a solid-state light emitting device.
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

Optical sensors for monitoring biopharmaceutical solutions in single-use containers

Disposable, pre-sterilized, and pre-calibrated, pre-validated sensor components are provided. The sensor components interact with a sensor system having disposable fluid conduit or bioreactor bag and a reusable sensor assembly.
Parker-hannifin Corporation

Aerosol sensor and sensing method

A sensor system is provided for measuring particle concentration and mass concentration in an aerosol. An optical sensor (33) is used for measuring a particle concentration and a mechanical sensor (32) is used for measuring a mass of collected particles.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

System and using an optical sensor array to monitor color fidelity in objects produced by a three-dimensional object printer

A three-dimensional object printer generates image data of an object being formed in the printer with an optical sensor array and identifies the color of an upper surface of the object. The controller compares the identified color to a predetermined range about an expected color for the upper surface and operates ejectors to eject material of a color different than the identified color in response to the identified color being outside of the predetermined range..
Xerox Corporation

System and using multiple optical sensor arrays to measure features on objects produced in a three-dimensional object printer

A three-dimensional object printer generates image data of an object being formed in the printer with a plurality of light sources and a plurality of optical sensor arrays. A controller receives the image data and identifies measurements of the object and of the features of the object.
Xerox Corporation

Optical-based weld travel speed sensing system

A travel speed sensing system includes an optical sensor configured to be coupled to a welding torch. The optical sensor is configured to sense light incident on the optical sensor, and the travel speed sensing system is configured to determine a travel speed of the welding torch, a direction of the welding torch, or both, based on the sensed light..
Illinois Tool Works Inc.

Heart rate correction

A wearable heart rate monitoring device includes an optical sensor configured to translate test light reflected from a wearer of the wearable heart rate monitoring device into a machine-readable heart rate signal. The wearable heart rate monitoring device also includes a motion sensor configured to translate motion of the wearable heart rate monitoring device into a machine-readable motion signal.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Heart rate correction for relative activity strain

A wearable heart rate monitoring device includes an optical sensor configured to translate test light reflected from a wearer of the wearable heart rate monitoring device into a machine-readable heart rate signal. The wearable heart rate monitoring device also includes an elevation sensor configured to translate an elevation of the wearable heart rate monitoring device into a machine-readable elevation signal.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Two-side illuminated image sensor

A two-side illuminated image sensor includes: a first optical sensor layer and a second optical sensor layer each including a plurality of optical sensing cells, and a signal wiring layer disposed between the first and second optical sensor layers. The first and second optical sensor layers may include a first color filter layer and a second color filter layer each including a plurality of color filters corresponding to the plurality of optical sensing cells..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Interactive adaptive narrative presentation

A narrative presentation system may include at least one optical sensor capable of detecting objects added to the field-of-view of the at least one optical sensor. Using data contained in signals received from the at least one optical sensor, an adaptive narrative presentation circuit identifies an object added to the field-of-view and identifies an aspect of a narrative presentation logically associated with the identified object.
Intel Corporation

Ambient display adaptation for privacy screens

A display device is used in conjunction with: (1) optical sensors to collect information about ambient conditions in the environment of a viewer of the display device; and/or (2) privacy element identification and detection mechanisms (pedms) to collect information about the presence, orientation, and/or type of privacy elements being used in conjunction with the display device. For one embodiment, a processor in communication with the display device may create a view model based, at least in part, on the predicted effects of the ambient environmental conditions and/or presence of privacy elements being used in conjunction with the display device on the user's viewing experience.
Apple Inc.

Optical image sensor for display integration

An electronic device including an optical sensor for optically sensing an image of an input object such as a user's fingerprint is provided. The electronic device includes a display layer, a detector, a pinhole layer, a cover layer and an illuminator.
Synaptics Incorporated

Systems and devices for implementing a side-mounted optical sensor

This disclosure relates to example implementations for side-mounted optical sensors for eye gestures on a head mountable display. An example wearable computing device may include a wearable frame structure that includes a front portion and at least one side arm.
Google Inc.

Belt device and image forming apparatus including same

An endless rotatable belt device including an endless rotatable belt, a scale tape bonded on the belt, at least one optical sensor to detect a scale pattern, and auxiliary tape to cover at least one of the first end and the second end of the scale tape of the belt. The scale tape has a first end and a second end and includes at least one scale pattern.

Detecting method, detecting device, and projecting device

Light emitted from a light source is irradiated to a reflective light modulator which modulates irradiated light to reflect based on image data and the light reflected by the light modulator is projected. A ratio of return light returning from the light modulator to the light source to the light irradiated to the light modulator is calculated based on the image data.
Jvc Kenwood Corporation

Integrated optical encoder module

Examples of the disclosure enclose an optical target on an encoder and sensors inside a single integrated module, wherein the encoder and the sensors are coupled to the same rigid body to maintain optical alignment between the sensors and the optical target on the encoder. Further, the module itself may be hermetically sealed to protect the optical path (e.g., from a light source to the optical target to the sensors) from contamination due to outside dirt, debris, or light sources internal/external to the device that might further interfere with alignment and/or proper sensing.
Apple Inc.

Crown with three-dimensional input

An apparatus is disclosed. In some examples, the apparatus comprises a mechanical input mechanism comprising a rotatable shaft.
Apple Inc.

User interface for mobile machines

A mobile machine includes an operator cabin, one or more optical sensors in the operator cabin and one or more computing devices. The one or more computing devices are configured to detect a first movement of an operator in the operator cabin using data from the one or more optical sensors, and to perform a first action on an attachment associated with the machine, wherein the first action is in response to, and is associated with, the first movement..
Agco Corporation

Optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements

An embodiment of the present disclosure provides a noninvasive optical sensor or probe including disposable and reusable components. The assembly of the disposable and reusable components is straightforward, along with the disassembly thereof.
Masimo Corporation

Electronic device including ambient light compensation circuit for heart rate generation and related methods

An electronic device may include an optical source capable of supplying light to an adjacent user's body part having blood flow therein and an optical sensor capable of sensing light from the user's body part. The electronic device may also include at least one gain stage coupled to the optical sensor and a compensation circuit coupled to the at least one gain stage and capable of generating a compensated output signal.
Apple Inc.

Electronic skin patch for health monitoring

A wearable electronic system including a base member having an upper surface and a lower surface with the lower surface having a skin-adhering adhesive thereon. At least one sensor is positioned on the upper surface and configured to sense pulse when the base member is adhered to a user's skin.
Rowan University

Light detection module and light module

A light detection module includes: a to base and a to cap; wherein the to base is fixedly provided thereon with a first optical sensor, a support frame and a support base; the support frame is fixedly provided thereon with a beam splitter, and the beam splitter and the first optical sensor are at an angle of 45 degrees; an upper surface of the support base is fixedly provided thereon with an optical resonator and a second optical sensor, the optical resonator is located between the beam splitter and the second optical sensor, and the optical resonator, the second optical sensor and the beam splitter are on a straight line parallel to a surface of the to base; and the to cap is provided thereon with an opening, and the opening, the first optical sensor and the beam splitter are on a straight line perpendicular to the surface of the to base.. .
Hisense International Co., Ltd.

Method and system for privacy preserving lavatory monitoring

Privacy preserving methods and apparatuses for capturing and processing optical information are provided. Optical information may be captured by a privacy preserving optical sensor.

Systems and methods for dual use remote-control devices

Various embodiments provide a dual use remote-control device. In one embodiment, a dual use remote-control device may include a first set of input controls such as buttons positioned on a top side of the housing, a second set of input controls positioned on a bottom side of the housing including a qwerty keyboard and an optical sensor to remotely control movement of a cursor on a display by the optical sensor detecting movement of a user's finger across the optical sensor or movement of the optical sensor across an object such as a table, arm of a chair or user's lap.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

Image pickup system and light source apparatus

An image pickup system includes an optical sensor configured to pick up an optical image of an object illuminated with light of a plurality of colors emitted from a plurality of semiconductor light emitting elements with an image pickup device and detect each of light amounts of the light emitted from the plurality of semiconductor light emitting elements, and a controller including hardware. The controller adjusts color balance based on the light amounts of the plurality of colors detected at the optical sensor and sets an exposure timing of a light amount detecting unit according to image pickup operation of the image pickup device..
Olympus Corporation

Method and appartaus for privacy preserving optical monitoring

Privacy preserving methods and apparatuses for capturing and processing optical information are provided. Optical information may be captured by a privacy preserving optical sensor.

Optical fingerprint sensor package

Disclosed are optical sensors, optical fingerprint sensor packages, and methods for forming same. An optical sensor comprises: a substrate; an image sensor disposed over the substrate; a light source disposed over the substrate; a light guide disposed over the image sensor; and, an encapsulant disposed over the light source, wherein the encapsulant is coupled to the light guide and comprises a surface positioned to reflect light emitted from the light source and direct the reflected light into the light guide..
Synaptics Incorporated

Optical touch apparatus and a determining a touch position

An optical touch apparatus configured to sense a touch operation of a touch object is provided. The optical touch apparatus includes a touch operation surface, a plurality of optical sensors and a touch controller.
Wistron Corporation

Electrophotographic image forming apparatus, toner cartridge for the same, imaging cartridge for the same, and controlling toner level in developing chamber of the same

An electrophotographic image forming apparatus may include an imaging cartridge and a toner cartridge that are detachably attached to a main body, a first optical sensor that is mounted in the imaging cartridge and detects a toner level in a development chamber, and a second optical sensor that is mounted in the toner cartridge and detects a toner level in the development chamber.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Optical wave guide having multiple independent optical path and optical gas sensor using that

The present disclosure relates to an optical gas sensor including at least: an optical wave guide including a first elliptical mirror formed along at least part of a first 3-dimensional ellipsoid and having a first focal point and a second focal point, a second elliptical mirror formed along at least part of a second 3-dimensional ellipsoid and having the first focal point and a third focal point, and a third elliptical mirror formed along at least part of a third 3-dimensional ellipsoid and having the first focal point and a fourth focal point; one or more optical sensors installed at at least one of the first, second, third, and fourth focal points; and one or more light sources installed at at least one of the first, second, third, and fourth focal points where the one or more optical sensors are not installed.. .
Korea National University Of Transportation Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation

Optical sensor and use

An interferometer apparatus for an optical fibre system and method of use is described. The interferometer comprises an optical coupler and optical fibres which define first and second optical paths.
Silixa Ltd.

Detector for optically detecting at least one object

A detector (110) for optically detecting at least one object (112) is proposed. The detector (110) comprises at least one optical sensor (114).
Basf Se

Printer having light shielding structure preventing external light from entering into housing

A printer includes a casing in which a confronting portion is provided between a platen roller and a thermal line head. The casing has an opening.
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus configured to form an image on a recording medium. The image forming apparatus includes an optical sensor disposed on a conveyance path of the recording medium.
Oki Data Corporation

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes: a roller arranged in a position between a drive roller and an idle roller and downstream from the drive roller in a rotation direction of an intermediate transfer belt while pressing an outer surface of the belt; and a density measuring portion arranged between the drive roller and the roller applying pressure. The density measuring portion optically detects the density of a test patch formed on the outer surface and in a given position of a width direction of the belt.
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha



Optical Sensor topics:
  • Optical Sensor
  • Pressure Sensor
  • Optical Fiber
  • Integrated Circuit
  • Light Guide
  • Cantilever Structure
  • Scalability
  • Specificity
  • Notification
  • Network Server
  • Communications
  • Radio Frequency Identification
  • User Input
  • Image Processing
  • Fluorescence


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