|| List of recent Optical-related patents
|System for latency reduction in high frequency trading networks|
A system includes an optical splitter that may receive an optical signal containing trading information from over an exchange network. The optical splitter may split the optical signal at a physical layer into a plurality of signals and transmit the plurality of signals toward a plurality of hosts at a customer end, which may execute transactions using the trading information..
|Non-contact optical distance and tactile sensing system and method|
The systems and methods are directed to mechanical arms and manipulators, and more particularly, to optical distance sensors in use for approach, grasping and manipulation. The system may include a manipulator having an arm and a multi fingered end-effector coupled to the distal end of the arm.
|Machine tools which compensate for thermal deformation|
Machine tools are provided, including machines tools of large dimension, which include a bench, an upright base, control elements for the translation of the upright base, an upright base position sensor comprising an optical line or linear encoder fixed to the bench, detection elements for detecting the temperature of the optical line and management elements for processing the temperature signals coming from the optical line temperature detection elements and the signals of the upright base translation control elements to determine a correction signal for the upright base translation control elements according to at least one temperature detected along the optical line.. .
|Light-beam therapeutic apparatus|
A light-beam therapeutic apparatus used for a therapy for neonatal hyperbilirubinemia is disclosed, which includes an apparatus body portion having a light source; a light guide rod that guides light from the light source, a connecting socket, a cooling fan, an electronic component that performs control required for a therapy, and a control display panel that displays the contents of therapy; a therapeutic portion including a light guide portion including a plurality of bundled optical fibers, and a pad portion formed of the optical fibers spread out adjacently to one another into a flat-panel shape, and the therapeutic portion is formed into a light-receiving plug insertable into a connecting socket of the apparatus body portion, and the optical fibers positioned on the pad portion are subjected to exposing processing and have a protecting surface layer portion formed of a bag member filled with transparent and highly flexible high-molecular gel.. .
|Drug delivery devices, kits, and methods therefor|
Implantable drug delivery devices, and kits and methods incorporating them are described. The devices may, for example, be configured for implantation into an ocular region of a subject.
|First-entry trocar system|
A surgical access system comprises a trocar, an insufflating optical obturator slidably insertable into the trocar, and a laparoscope slidably insertable into the obturator. A distal end of the obturator comprises a tip, at least a portion of which comprises a wall with a generally uniform thickness comprising a transparent material.
|Optical power modulation vital sign detection method and measurement device|
A vital sign measurement device includes a sensor fixation device, a sensor frame, an optical sensing system, and an output unit. The sensor fixation device is adapted to be placed against an anatomical location of a subject.
|Multi-path, multi-magnification, non-confocal fluorescence emission endoscopy apparatus and methods|
An optical scanner, scanner apparatus, or scanner assembly, which may be particularly advantageous for use in a multiphoton microscope, includes a first drivable bending component, a second drivable bending component mounted perpendicularly to the first component, and at least one optical waveguide coupled one or both of the first and second bending components, wherein the at least one optical waveguide provides both a propagation path for a multiphoton excitation radiation delivery between a light source and a target and a multiphoton-induced emission radiation delivery between the target and a detector. A grin relay lens.
|Devices and methods for optical pathology|
Currently most cancers, including breast cancers, are removed without any intraoperative margin control. Post-operative methods inspect 1-2% of the surgical margin and are prone to sampling errors.
|Angle of incidence selective band pass filter for implantable chemical sensor|
Apparatuses and methods for limiting the angle of incidence (aoi) of light reaching a dichroic filter. The apparatus may include an aoi filter element and the dichroic filter.
|Non-interfering physiological sensor system|
A system includes a light source, a photodetector in optical communication with the light source, and a processor in communication with said photodetector and configured to output a signal representing oxygen saturation independent of an interfering signal from an interfering source. The system may further include an analog-to-digital converter in communication with the processor that is configured to digitize a signal from the photodetector by oversampling and output oversampling data to the processor.
|Optical instrument with ambient light removal|
Processing circuitry may process a physiological signal such as a light signal attenuated by a subject. The physiological signal may include a desired component and an undesired component.
|Methods and apparatus related to an optical fiber member having a removable cover|
An apparatus may include a waveguide. The waveguide may include a distal end surface which may be substantially normal to a centerline of a distal end portion of the waveguide.
|1-alkene-acrylate based copolymer|
The present invention provides ethylene-acrylate based copolymer prepared by a method comprising step of a radical polymerization reaction of ethylene and acrylate based monomer under presence of a metal oxide or lewis acid. The ethylene-acrylated based copolymer according to the present invention is processed into a polymer film, a transparency of the polymer is not affected.
|Atropisomers of p13k-inhibiting compounds|
The invention provides compounds, compositions and methods to treat certain inflammatory conditions or cancers by administering a compound that inhibits pi3k isoforms, wherein the compounds are optically active atropisomers. It provides optically active stereoisomers of a class of pyrazole-containing compounds, which are useful for these methods, and provides methods to obtain these compounds as well as pharmaceutical compositions containing these compounds..
|Aryl glycoside compound, preparation method and use thereof|
Disclosed are an aryl glycoside compound as represented by formula i or formular i′, a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, optical isomer thereof or a prodrug thereof. The present invention relates to a method of preparing said aryl glycoside compound and the use thereof the aryl glycoside compound of the present invention has an excellent ability on inhibit sglt activity, especially sglt2 activity, and is diabetes-fighting medicine with great potential..
|Optical putter system|
A system and method for calibration of golf shots is provided. Specifically, a tool for providing a reference target superimposed over an image of the cup for calibration purposes is provided.
|Multi-purpose camera system supporting normal camera functionality and additional user input functionality|
A multi-purpose camera system includes an image capture block and an image signal processing block. The image capture block is arranged for generating an image signal, wherein the image capture block has an image sensor, an optical system, and a control circuit.
|Mobile multi-network communications device|
A method of operating a smartphone or other mobile handheld wireless computerized communications device outside of a normal cellular network. The method can be useful for either reducing cellular phone costs, or alternatively when the cellular phone infrastructure is degraded or absent.
|Combined laser processing system and focused ion beam system|
A processing system for forming a cross-section of an object. The processing system comprises a focused ion beam system for forming the cross-section from a pre-prepared surface region of the object and a laser and a light optical system for forming the pre-prepared surface region by laser ablation of a processing region of the object with a first and a second laser beam.
|Optically triggered semiconductor device and method for making the same|
A thyristor device includes a semiconductor body and a conductive anode. The semiconductor body has a plurality of doped layers forming a plurality of dopant junctions and includes an optical thyristor, a first amplifying thyristor, and a switching thyristor.
|Method of laser irradiation, laser irradiation apparatus, and method of manufacturing a semiconductor device|
If an optical path length of an optical system is reduced and a length of a laser light on an irradiation surface is increased, there occurs curvature of field which is a phenomenon that a convergent position deviates depending on an incident angle or incident position of a laser light with respect to a lens. To avoid this phenomenon, an optical element having a negative power such as a concave lens or a concave cylindrical lens is inserted to regulate the optical path length of the laser light and a convergent position is made coincident with a irradiation surface to form an image on the irradiation surface..
|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..
|Device for holding a sample|
A device is provided for holding a sample for optical examination. The device comprises a body that defines a plurality of spots or wells.
|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.
|Lighting systems and methods of using lighting systems for in vitro potency assay for photofrin|
Presently disclosed is a lighting system and methods of using the lighting system for in vitro potency assay for photofrin. The lighting system includes a lamp housing, a first lens, an infrared absorbing filter, an optical filter, and a second lens.
|Spectral filter for an intra-oral imaging system|
An imaging device is coupled to a wand having an optical source that generates light at a metrology wavelength, wherein the wand is included in an intra-oral imaging system. The imaging device comprises a spectral filter that transmits the light of the metrology wavelength and blocks light of other wavelengths.
|Method of fabricating patterned functional substrates|
Methods of preparing organosilane-functionalized regions on a substrate surface and more specifically fabricating patterned functionalized substrates suitable to be optically read, the methods generally comprising employing a vapor deposition process of an organosilane gas onto a lithographically patterned silicon surface followed by removal of the patterning media in a bath of organic solvents and ultrasonic excitation. The inventive methods provide optimized surface density of functional species while avoiding deleterious effects that can occur when lithographically patterned substrates are exposed to various gaseous species during the functionalization process..
|Systems and methods for lithography masks|
Structure of mask blanks and masks, and methods of making masks are disclosed. The new mask blank and mask comprise a tripe etching stop layer to prevent damages to the quartz substrate when the process goes through etching steps three times.
|Graphite carbon composite material, carbon material for battery electrodes, and batteries|
A graphite carbon composite material including a graphite material having diversity in the sizes of optical anisotropic structure and optical isotropic structure, the ratio thereof, and crystal direction, and a carbon material on the way to a graphitized structure of easily-graphitizable carbon. Also disclosed is a carbon material for a battery electrode, a past for an electrode, an electrode, a battery, a lithium ion secondary battery and a method of producing the graphite carbon composite material..
|Optically clear adhesive, method of use and articles therefrom|
An adhesive composition includes an alkyl (meth)acrylate ester, wherein the alkyl group has 4 to 18 carbon atoms, a hydrophilic copolymerizable monomer and a free-radical generating initiator. The adhesive composition has a tan delta value of between about 0.5 and about 1.0 at a temperature of between about 25 c and about 100 c..
|Method for fabrication of a multivariate optical element|
A method for fabricating an optical element including selecting a lamp spectrum and bandpass filter spectrum, obtaining a spectral characteristics vector to quantify the concentration of a component in a sample and obtaining a target spectrum from the lamp spectrum, the bandpass filter spectrum, and the spectral characteristics vector, is provided. Further including selecting a number of layers less than a maximum value, and performing an optimization routine using the index of refraction and thickness of each of the number of layers until an error between a model spectrum and the target spectrum is less than a tolerance value, or a number of iterations is exceeded.
|Molding die for multicolored molding, molding method of multicolored molded piece, and multicolored molded piece|
In a molding die for multicolored molding, a second fixed die includes a hollow shape portion which is arranged at a portion associated with an optical functional surface. The second fixed die further includes an abutting portion which abuts on the optical element excluding the optical functional surface..
|Marked thermoplastic compositions, methods of making and articles comprising the same, and uses thereof|
An article for laser marking can comprising: a thermoplastic composition comprising a thermoplastic polymer, an active component comprising at least one of a polymeric unit and an additive, wherein the thermoplastic polymer has a visible transmission of greater than or equal to 80% according to astm d1003-00, procedure a, using d65 illumination, 10 degrees observer, and thickness of 1 mm; and a mark produced by chemical rearrangement of the active component generated by a laser of a first wavelength; wherein the mark exhibits at least one of: (i) a change in optical properties in the region 400 nm to 700 nm when exposed to light having a wavelength less than or equal to 500 nm; and (ii) a change in optical properties in the region of 400 nm to 700 nm when exposed to light having a wavelength greater than or equal to the first wavelength.. .
|Window with selectively writable image(s) and method of making same|
A writable window (e.g., ig window unit) is provided where images (e.g., advertisements, logos, designs, pictures and/or words) can be selectively written into the window. A substrate supports a solar coating such as a low emissivity (low-e) coating which may include at least one infrared (ir) reflecting layer (e.g., silver) and a contact/seed layer (e.g., zinc oxide and/or zinc stannate).
|Optical effect disc and optical recording media combining the same|
An optical effect disc, has a transparent substrate and a surface optical structure, and an optical recording media combining the optical effect disc. The surface optical structure may be a computer-generated hologram optical structure or a micro-lens array structure for showing the effect of brightening or peep prevention, or a diffraction gating structure for achieving a three-dimensional visual effect.
|Pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet for optical use|
The pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet for optical use includes a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer and has a dielectric constant of from 2 to 8 at a frequency of 1 mhz and a dielectric loss tangent of more than 0 and 0.2 or less at a frequency of 1 mhz. The pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet for optical use preferably has a dielectric constant at a frequency of 1.0×106 hz being 60% or more of that at a frequency of 1.0×104 hz.
|Accelerated aging of phosphorus-doped optical fibers|
Adverse hydrogen aging limitations in multiply-doped optical fibers are overcome by passivating these optical fibers using a deuterium passivation process. This treatment essentially pre-reacts the glass with deuterium so that the most active glass sites are no longer available to react with hydrogen in service.
|Image projection method and apparatus for supporting manual maldi sample preparation|
An improved deposition aid for manual sample preparation, particularly on flat maldi sample supports, comprises a holder for a sample support with several sample sites, which is adapted to standardized sample supports for ionization with matrix-assisted laser desorption and a device which projects a two-dimensional optical image, or a suitable sequence of images, onto the sample sites. The image, or sequence of images, is constructed such that a selected sample site or group of selected sample sites is highlighted in a way which can be perceived by the human eye, at least with respect to neighboring, not-selected sample sites.
|Molecular probes for multimodality imaging of anionic membrane surfaces|
Embodiments provide dual modality probes for imaging phosphatidylserine (ps) exposure and other anionic membrane surfaces. In various embodiments, the probes were constructed by utilizing a) the high selectivity of synthetic zinc (ii) dipicolylamine coordination complexes (zn-dpa) for targeting externalized ps which over-expresses in apoptotic and necrotic cells, b) a near-infrared (nir) dye for optical imaging, and c) a widely used clinically approved radionuclide for pet (or spect) imaging.
|Ultraviolet photoreactor for the purification of fluids|
In order to disinfect and to detoxify a fluid, a photoreactor contains at least two light sources. One light source activates the catalytic function of a semiconductor material in the fluid to reduce the concentration of contaminants in the fluid, such as by breaking down organic contaminants into non-toxic compounds.