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Brachytherapy devices and methods for therapeutic radiation procedures

Planning a treatment beam aimed at one or more target regions

Treatment delivery control system and method of operation thereof

Date/App# patent app List of recent Radiation-related patents
09/11/14
20140257099
 Treatment delivery control system and method of operation thereof patent thumbnailTreatment delivery control system and method of operation thereof
The invention relates to a method and apparatus for control of a charged particle cancer therapy system. A treatment delivery control system is used to directly control multiple subsystems of the cancer therapy system without direct communication between selected subsystems, which enhances safety, simplifies quality assurance and quality control, and facilitates programming.
09/11/14
20140257013
 Brachytherapy devices and methods for therapeutic radiation procedures patent thumbnailBrachytherapy devices and methods for therapeutic radiation procedures
Radiation therapy or brachytherapy devices, systems and methods are in general catheter form and include at least one balloon that assists in placement of radio therapeutic members at desired treatment locations within an existing body cavity or at a site that was formed under a patient's skin for treatment purposes. One or more detectors, such as microdiodes, are present on the device, and a hyperthermia tube or the like is also included that delivers hyperthermia treatment for the target treatment site or sites.
09/11/14
20140257012
 Planning a treatment beam aimed at one or more target regions patent thumbnailPlanning a treatment beam aimed at one or more target regions
A method and an apparatus for planning a treatment beam aimed at at least one target region are provided. Planning parameters having associated predetermined parameter values are for performing a treatment that is to be applied with the treatment beam.
09/11/14
20140257011
 Treatment delivery control system and method of operation thereof patent thumbnailTreatment delivery control system and method of operation thereof
The invention relates to a method and apparatus for control of a charged particle cancer therapy system. A treatment delivery control system is used to directly control multiple subsystems of the cancer therapy system without direct communication between selected subsystems, which enhances safety, simplifies quality assurance and quality control, and facilitates programming.
09/11/14
20140256127
 Methods for reducing metal oxide surfaces to modified metal surfaces using a gaseous reducing environment patent thumbnailMethods for reducing metal oxide surfaces to modified metal surfaces using a gaseous reducing environment
Method and apparatus for reducing metal oxide surfaces to modified metal surfaces are disclosed. Metal oxide surfaces are reduced to form a film integrated with a metal seed layer on a substrate by exposing the metal oxide surfaces to a reducing gas atmosphere comprising radicals of a reducing gas species.
09/11/14
20140255869
 Device for treating peri-implantitis patent thumbnailDevice for treating peri-implantitis
A device includes: a cylindrical first main body having a bottom surface, an inner side surface, and an outer side surface, the first main body having at least one electromagnetic wave irradiation port and at least one antiseptic discharge port, the at least one electromagnetic wave irradiation port being provided in the inner side surface of the first main body, the at least one antiseptic discharge port being provided in the bottom surface and/or the inner side surface of the first main body; an electromagnetic wave generation source; and an antiseptic supply source.. .
09/11/14
20140255849
 Methanofullerenes patent thumbnailMethanofullerenes
The present disclosure relates to novel methanofullerene derivatives, negative-type photoresist compositions prepared therefrom and methods of using them. The derivatives, their photoresist compositions and the methods are ideal for fine pattern processing using, for example, ultraviolet radiation, beyond extreme ultraviolet radiation, extreme ultraviolet radiation, x-rays and charged particle rays.
09/11/14
20140255617
 Method for forming coating film on piston of internal combustion engine and coating film forming apparatus patent thumbnailMethod for forming coating film on piston of internal combustion engine and coating film forming apparatus
Disclosed is a method for forming a double-layer, solid lubricant coating film on an external surface of a skirt portion of a piston in an internal combustion engine. This method includes the steps of (a) applying on the external surface of the skirt portion a solid lubricant composition containing a dark-color component, thereby forming thereon a precursor film; and (b) solidifying the precursor film by an irradiation with a laser beam from a laser oscillator, while moving at least one of the piston and the laser oscillator.
09/11/14
20140255570
 Uv liquid steriliser patent thumbnailUv liquid steriliser
A fluid treatment apparatus for sterilizing drinks comprises an elongated tubular duct (110) and an elongated uv light source (111) extending longitudinally along the duct (110). The fluid flows longitudinally along the duct (110) in a thin annular low passage (114) which extends around the uv light source (111).
09/11/14
20140255518
 Treatment and prevention of gastrointestinal syndrome patent thumbnailTreatment and prevention of gastrointestinal syndrome
Compositions comprising a guanylyl cyclase c agonist in an amount effective to protect intestinal tissue against radiation or chemotherapy and methods of using such compositions to prevent gi syndrome in cancer patient undergoing radiation or chemotherapy and in individuals exposed to or susceptible to exposure to radiation are disclosed.. .
09/11/14
20140255477
Compositions and methods for delivery of high-affinity oxygen binding agents to tumors
While tumor hypoxia is recognized as a key barrier to effective chemo and radiation therapy of solid tumor malignancies, and an important biological mediator of more aggressive tumor phenotype and behavior for over 50 years, prior attempts to improve tumor oxygenation have relied on increasing the total amount of oxygen bound to each molecule of natural hemoglobin (e.g. Through hyperbaric oxygen treatments), increasing the ease of release of oxygen from hemoglobin (through the introduction of exogenous allosteric small molecules), or increasing the total amount of oxygen in the body by injecting perfluorocarbon emulsions, or polymerized or pegylated compositions of natural human or bovine hemoglobin.
09/11/14
20140253989
Projection apparatus
A projection apparatus has an optical device capable of diffusing coherent light beams, an irradiation unit to irradiate coherent light beams to the optical device so that the coherent light beams scan the optical device, a light modulator to generate a modulated image using coherent light beams incident on and diffused at respective points of the optical device from the irradiation unit, and a projection optical system to project a modulated image generated by the light modulator onto a scattering plane. The light modulator has a plurality of micromirrors provided for each pixel, to switch a reflection angle of each coherent light beam from the optical device, and a reflection angle controller to control a timing of switching a reflection angle of each of the plurality of micromirrors so that the timing becomes irregular for each frame period that is a time unit for generating the modulated image..
09/11/14
20140253927
Acoustic signal receiving apparatus and photo-acoustic tomography
An acoustic signal receiving apparatus including: a fabry-perot sensor including a fabry-perot interferometer configured to convert an acoustic wave into a light intensity signal; a control unit configured to set a first wavelength and a second wavelength; a detecting unit configured to convert light intensities obtained by irradiation of the fabry-perot sensor with light from the first light source and the second light source into electric signals; and a signal processing unit configured to acquire a difference between an electric signal corresponding to the first wavelength and an electric signal corresponding to the second wavelength, wherein the control unit is configured to set the first wavelength and the second wavelength so that differential values of reflectivity spectrum of the fabry-perot sensor are different at the first wavelength and the second wavelength.. .
09/11/14
20140253911
Inspecting device and inspecting method
An inspecting device includes: an irradiation part for dividing pulsed light emitted from a femtosecond laser into measurement pump light and measurement probe light, to irradiate a solar cell; a detection part for detecting an electromagnetic wave emitted from the solar cell in accordance with the irradiation with the measurement probe light; and a measurement delay part for delaying the time of arrival of the measurement probe light at the solar cell relatively to the measurement pump light. The irradiation part is provided with a galvano mirror for scanning with the measurement probe light a wide range which is wider than an irradiated range (pump light spot) being irradiated with the measurement pump light in a solar cell..
09/11/14
20140253724
Shape measuring apparatus
A shape measuring apparatus includes: an irradiating part configured to irradiate work with a linear line laser, the irradiating part including: a light source configured to produce laser light; a first optical member configured to linearly spread the laser light from the light source and generate the line laser; and a second optical member, provided between the light source and the first optical member, configured to adjust an area of irradiation with a line laser on the work; a first sensor configured to receive a line laser reflected by the work and capture an image of the work; a lens configured to form an image of a line laser reflected by the work on an imaging surface of the first sensor; and a control part configured to control adjustment of the area of irradiation with the line laser on the work by the second optical member.. .
09/11/14
20140253723
Measurement apparatus and method of manufacturing article
The present invention provides a measurement apparatus which measures a shape of an inner surface of a measurement target object, including an irradiation unit configured to irradiate, with light emitted by a light source, different positions of the inner surface for respective wavelengths, an image capturing unit configured to capture the light reflected by the inner surface for the respective wavelengths, thereby generating captured data, and a calculation unit configured to calculate the shape of the inner surface based on the captured data corresponding to the respective wavelengths captured by the image capturing unit.. .
09/11/14
20140253654
Method and apparatus for ink curing
According to one example there is provided apparatus for curing ink on a substrate. The apparatus comprises a substrate support, a curing sheet positionable above the substrate support to create a gap between a substrate on the substrate support and the curing sheet.
09/11/14
20140253137
Test pattern design for semiconductor devices and method of utilizing thereof
Methods and systems for the detection of defects in semiconductors, semiconductor devices, or substrates are provided. Semiconductors, semiconductor devices or substrates having novel test patterns and or designs are also provided.
09/11/14
20140253121
Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and irradiation magnetic field distribution measurement method
To obtain the irradiation magnetic field distribution of each channel of a multichannel transmission rf coil at high speed, for multiple channels which are all or some of the channels of the transmission coil, an image is acquired by irradiation with one channel or a combination of two or more channels, an irradiation magnetic field distribution upon irradiation with all of the multiple channels is acquired, and the irradiation magnetic field distribution of each channel is calculated using the acquired irradiation magnetic field distribution of all of the multiple channels and the phase difference calculated from the image of each channel and the image of all of the multiple channels.. .
09/11/14
20140252595
Semiconductor package including antenna layer and manufacturing method thereof
A semiconductor package and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The semiconductor package includes a substrate, a semiconductor chip, a package body and an antenna layer.
09/11/14
20140252345
Semiconductor film and semiconductor device
An oxide semiconductor film having high stability with respect to light irradiation or a semiconductor device having high stability with respect to light irradiation is provided. One embodiment of the present invention is a semiconductor film including an oxide in which light absorption is observed by a constant photocurrent method (cpm) in a wavelength range of 400 nm to 800 nm, and in which an absorption coefficient of a defect level, which is obtained by removing light absorption due to a band tail from the light absorption, is lower than or equal to 5×10−2/cm.
09/11/14
20140252283
Anti-ultraviolet additive comprising a uva filter, a uvb filter and an oil that is a solvent for said filters, and use thereof in coloured and/or perfumed compositions
The invention relates to an additive comprising at least 95 wt. % of a mixture consisting of at least one organic filter filtering uva, at least one organic filter filtering uvb, and from 1 to 50 wt.
09/11/14
20140252243
Radiographic apparatus and method for controlling radiographic apparatus
Upon detecting irradiation of x-rays, an x-ray imaging apparatus stops driving scanning lines and makes a transition into an electric charge accumulating state. The x-ray imaging apparatus transmits, to an image processing apparatus, a digital value of a current that flows through a bias line at a timing at which the electric charge accumulating state starts and a scanning line number for identifying a scanning line on which the scan has stopped as defect correction information..
09/11/14
20140252238
Method for determining the irradiation dose deposited in a scintillator by ionising radiation and associated device
Obtaining the irradiation dose deposited during the irradiation time as a function of the number of coincidence events counted and of a predetermined proportionality factor.. .
09/11/14
20140252231
Specimen inspection apparatus
A specimen inspection apparatus includes: a terahertz wave generation unit which generates a terahertz wave; a transportation unit which includes a transportation surface on which specimens as inspection objects are loaded and is configured so as to transport the specimens in an in-plane direction of the transportation surface; an irradiation direction changing unit which changes an irradiation direction of a terahertz wave which is emitted from the terahertz wave generation unit and is emitted to the specimens loaded on the transportation surface; and a terahertz wave detection unit which detects a terahertz wave which is emitted to the specimens loaded on the transportation surface to transmit therethrough or be reflected thereby, wherein the irradiation direction changing unit changes the irradiation direction by changing a position of the terahertz wave generation unit.. .
09/11/14
20140252227
Charged particle beam irradiation system and charged particle beam irradiation planning method
A charged particle beam irradiation system includes: an irradiation unit configured to irradiate an irradiation target with a charged particle beam; a radiation resistance state measuring section configured to measure a radiation resistance state of the irradiation target; a region dividing section configured to divide the irradiation target into a plurality of radiation resistance regions based on a measurement result of the radiation resistance state measuring section; a radiation dose computing section configured to compute a planned value of a radiation dose of the charged particle beam for each of the plurality of radiation resistance regions divided by the region dividing section; and an irradiation planning section-configured to create an irradiation plan of the charged particle beam with respect to the irradiation target based on a computation result of the radiation dose computing section.. .
09/11/14
20140252225
Mass selector, and ion gun, ion irradiation apparatus and mass microscope
When a time-of-flight mass selector having a chopper using a deflector selects the masses of the ions, an ion beam is deflected. As a result, at least a part of the ion beams diagonally pass through an aperture electrode with respect to the axis.
09/11/14
20140252216
Radiation imaging apparatus, determination apparatus, method of controlling radiation imaging apparatus, calibration method, and storage medium
A radiation imaging apparatus comprising: a signal generation unit configured to generate a signal value corresponding to charges detected by a radiation detector; an acceleration detection unit configured to detect acceleration applied to the radiation imaging apparatus; a noise measurement unit configured to measure a noise value based on the detected acceleration; a reduction unit configured to reduce the noise value from the signal value; and a radiation irradiation determination unit configured to determine radiation irradiation based on the noise-reduced signal value.. .
09/11/14
20140252206
Control apparatus, radiation imaging apparatus, radiation imaging system, control method of radiation imaging apparatus, and storage medium
A control apparatus for a radiation sensor, including pixels each for obtaining electric charges, includes: a control unit configured to start driving for imaging in response to radiation irradiation, and stop the driving when a first time elapses after the start of the driving; and a receiving unit configured to externally receive a predetermined instruction signal. The control unit is configured to, in response to reception of the predetermined instruction signal, control a state of the radiation sensor based on a difference between the first time and a second time from the start of the driving to the reception of the predetermined instruction signal..
09/11/14
20140251481
Additive layer manufacturing method for producing a three-dimensional object and three-dimensional object
An additive layer manufacturing method is disclosed for producing a three-dimensional object and to a corresponding object. Layers of a powder material are applied to a carrier and irradiated, before the following layer is applied, with a laser beam or particle beam selectively only in the areas of the layer which correspond to the three-dimensional object to be produced.
09/04/14
20140249406
Compensator-based brachytherapy
Compensator-based brachytherapy (cbt) for treatment of cancerous tumors or other pathologic tissues. Cbt permits, in one aspect, increased dosage conformity for non-radially symmetric tumors by utilizing a device that can shield radiation emanated from an electronic brachytherapy (bt) source or non-electronic bt source.
09/04/14
20140249348
Method and apparatus for emission guided radiation therapy
An apparatus comprising a radiation source, coincident positron emission detectors configured to detect coincident positron annihilation emissions originating within a coordinate system, and a controller coupled to the radiation source and the coincident positron emission detectors, the controller configured to identify coincident positron annihilation emission paths intersecting one or more volumes in the coordinate system and align the radiation source along an identified coincident positron annihilation emission path.. .
09/04/14
20140249347
Use of pyridone derivatives in the prevention or treatment of tissue or organ toxicity induced by cytotoxic agents and radiation
The present invention is directed to a novel use of pyridone derivatives such as pirfenidone for the prevention and treatment of damages to tissues or organs induced by various cytotoxic agents, such as chemotherapeutic agents, biologics, immunosuppressants and radiation. Such prophylactic and/or therapeutic effects of the pyridone derivatives make it possible to increase therapeutic dosages of the cytotoxic agent, thereby enhancing the therapeutic efficacy of the cytotoxic agent and radiation therapy..
09/04/14
20140249234
Compositions and methods for restoring the stratum corneum and treating dermatological diseases
The present invention provides methods of treating humans and animals with terpenes and terpenoids in order to restore the stratum granulosum and stratum corneum and treat a dermatological disease, such as, for instance atopic dermatitis. More specifically it provides terpenes and terpenoids such as monoterpenoids, sesquiterpenes and norisoprenoids as ingredients that work to restore and thicken the stratum granulosum and stratum corneum and treat a dermatological disease.
09/04/14
20140248782
Substrate processing method
A substrate processing method includes rotating a substrate about a central axis thereof; starting irradiation of a surface of the substrate with soft x-rays; simultaneously with or after starting the irradiation of the surface of the substrate with the soft x-rays, starting supply of pure water onto the surface of the substrate; stopping the supply of the pure water onto the surface of the substrate; and then stopping the irradiation of the surface of the substrate with the soft x-rays.. .
09/04/14
20140248556
Pattern forming method, actinic ray-sensitive or radiation-sensitive resin composition, resist film, method for manufacturing electronic device, and electronic device
A pattern forming method including: (i) forming a film using an actinic ray-sensitive or radiation-sensitive resin composition containing a resin (a) having a repeating unit having a group generating a polar group upon being decomposed by the action of an acid, and a repeating unit having an aromatic group, a compound (b) generating an acid upon irradiation with actinic rays or radiation, and a solvent (c); (ii) exposing the film; and (iii) developing the exposed film using a developer including an organic solvent to form a negative tone pattern, wherein the resin (a) is a resin having a repeating unit having a naphthyl group, and the like, and/or the actinic ray-sensitive or radiation-sensitive resin composition contains a compound (d) having a naphthalene ring, and the like.. .
09/04/14
20140248541
Solid electrolyte for lithium battery, comprising at least one zone of lithium-containing glass ceramic material and method of production
At least one zone made of lithium-containing glass-ceramic material, in a solid electrolyte for a lithium battery, is formed from a lithium-containing ceramic material, advantageously in the form of a layer such as a thin film it is obtained by melting of at least a part of the lithium-containing ceramic material, followed by a recrystallization heat treatment. Melting is obtained by a laser beam irradiation operation, which enables fabrication of the solid electrolyte to be performed directly on a multilayer stack comprising certain active components of the lithium battery..
09/04/14
20140248445
Liquid crystal display and method for manufacturing same
A liquid crystal display is provided which is capable of reducing the occurrence of defective display due to variations in the initial alignment direction of a liquid crystal alignment control film in a liquid crystal display of an ips scheme, realizing the stable liquid crystal alignment, providing excellent mass productivity, and having high image quality with a higher contrast ratio. The liquid crystal display has a liquid crystal layer disposed between a pair of substrates, at least one of the substrates being transparent, and an alignment control film formed between the liquid crystal layer and the substrate.
09/04/14
20140248439
Pattern formation method
According to one embodiment, a pattern formation method includes coating a polymer material on a film to be processed, the polymer material having a first segment and a second segment, the second segment containing a functional group that causes a cross-linking reaction, performing microphase separation of the polymer material to form a self-assembly pattern having a first polymer portion that contains the first segment and a second polymer portion that contains the second segment, performing irradiation with energy rays toward the self-assembly pattern in a cooling state; and selectively removing the first polymer portion.. .
09/04/14
20140248429
Fabrication of free standing membranes and use thereof for synthesis of nanoparticle patterns
The present disclosure discloses a method of fabrication of free standing open pore membranes with uniform pore size and shape and ordered pore distribution, and its use for synthesis of nanoparticle patterns. The method includes applying a photoresist layer to the top surface of a substrate, heating the photoresist layer for a period of time, and exposing the photoresist layer to a dose of ultraviolet radiation through a mask having a predetermined pattern.
09/04/14
20140247924
Radiation shield to locally irradiate radiation
A radiation shield to locally apply radiation includes a source irradiating the radiation, and a shielding member is formed so that the radiation is incident only to a localized area of an object or a body to be inspected or treated and the other parts are shielded. According to the present invention, since the radiation is applied only to a part to be radiographed or treated, it is possible to provide the radiation shield which may locally irradiate the radiation to an object or a body to be inspected or treated.
09/04/14
20140247600
Lighting device
A lighting device 1 includes a planar light-emitting panel 4 and a translucent material 5 disposed on a light-emitting surface side of the planar light-emitting panel 4. The planar light-emitting panel 4 has a light-emitting region 4a and a non-light-emitting region 4b.
09/04/14
20140247501
Head-up display device
A head-up display device projects a display light on a windshield of a vehicle to form a virtual image thereon. The device includes a casing, an indicator which is attached to the casing to emit the display light into the casing, a light guide path through which the display light emitted from the indicator is guided, and a wiring board which is provided with a driving circuit for driving the indicator.
09/04/14
20140247440
Mirror actuator, beam irradiation device, and laser radar
A mirror actuator includes: a base; a first rotation portion that is supported on the base so as to be rotatable about a first rotation axis; a second rotation portion that is supported on the first rotation portion so as to be rotatable about a second rotation axis perpendicular to the first rotation axis; a mirror disposed at the second rotation portion; a first drive portion that rotates the first rotation portion around the first rotation axis; and a second drive portion that rotates the second rotation portion around the second rotation axis. The second drive portion has a coil part and a magnet part applying a magnetic field to the coil part.
09/04/14
20140246975
Vehicle headlamp control system
Position information of a light source is acquired from an image sensor, which images surroundings of a vehicle, detects the light source based on an acquired image, and outputs the position information of the light source (step 110), determines based on the acquired position information of the light source whether or not there is a light source within a traveling direction range of the vehicle, that is determined in accordance with a detected value of a steering angle or a yaw rate of the vehicle (step 120), controls an irradiation direction of the headlamp to follow a direction of the light source if a determination result of the means for determining is positive (step 140), and controls the headlamp independently from the position of the light source if a determination result of the means for determining is negative (steps 150, 155).. .
09/04/14
20140246755
Semiconductor device and method for producing semiconductor device
Hydrogen atoms and crystal defects are introduced into an n− semiconductor substrate by proton implantation. The crystal defects are generated in the n− semiconductor substrate by electron beam irradiation before or after the proton implantation.
09/04/14
20140246750
Semiconductor device and method for producing semiconductor device
Proton irradiation is performed a plurality of times from rear surface of an n-type semiconductor substrate, which is an n− drift layer, forming an n-type fs layer having lower resistance than the n-type semiconductor substrate in the rear surface of the n− drift layer. When the proton irradiation is performed a plurality of times, the next proton irradiation is performed to as to compensate for a reduction in mobility due to disorder which remains after the previous proton irradiation.
09/04/14
20140246606
Charged particle beam irradiation apparatus
A charged particle beam irradiation apparatus includes: an irradiation section configured to irradiate an irradiated body with a charged particle beam; a gantry in which an irradiation section is disposed and which can rotate or oscillate around a central axis line; an enclosure in which the irradiated body is disposed; and a gantry-side transport line that has an inlet section on which a charged particle beam emitted from an accelerator is incident and that is supported on the gantry and configured to transport an incident charged particle beam to the irradiation section, in which the gantry has a first bearing section provided between the inlet section of the gantry-side transport line and the enclosure, and a second bearing section provided on a side opposite to the first bearing section with respect to the enclosure.. .
09/04/14
20140246603
Mobile uva curing system and method for collision and cosmetic repair of vehicles
The present invention is directed to mobile radiation systems and methods of use that comprise a mobile uva irradiator including a power supply, a uva lamp, a control and system indicator unit; a uv radiation blocker nest having an adaptor opening for receiving a hand-held irradiator when said irradiator is in a seated position in said nest; and a mobile carrier comprising a first compartment for housing said power supply, hand-held irradiator, said irradiator nest, wheels and said control unit. The nest may be configured to conform to the hand-held irradiator to block irradiation from the hand-held irradiator when it is energized and in its seated position.
09/04/14
20140246602
Mobile uva curing system for collision and cosmetic repair of automobiles
The present invention is directed to a mobile radiation system that comprises a mobile radiation device coupled to a control unit; a radiation blocker having an adaptor opening for receiving said mobile radiation device when said mobile radiation device is in a seated position on said radiation blocker; and a mobile carrier comprising a first compartment for housing said radiation blocker, a second compartment for housing said control unit, and one or more carrier motion devices. The adaptor opening can dimensionally fit the mobile radiation device to block radiations from the mobile radiation device when said mobile radiation device is in the seated position.
09/04/14
20140246588
Optical position detection device
The optical position detection device includes a light irradiation unit that irradiates a target object with light, and a light receiving unit that receives reflected light from the target object. The light receiving unit includes a segmented photodiode in which a light receiving surface is two-dimensionally segmented into a plurality of light receiving regions, the segmented photodiode outputting a current corresponding to the intensity of light received by each of the light receiving regions; a light receiving lens that condenses the reflected light from the target object and forms an image of the target object on the light receiving surface of the segmented photodiode; and an arithmetic unit that detects a position of the target object in a two-dimensional direction orthogonal to the optical axis of the light receiving lens, based on the output currents corresponding to the respective light receiving regions of the segmented photodiode..
09/04/14
20140246587
Adaptors for radiation detectors
Described herein are adaptors and other devices for radiation detectors that can be used to make accurate spectral measurements of both small and large bulk sources of radioactivity, such as building structures, soils, vessels, large equipment, and liquid bodies. Some exemplary devices comprise an adaptor for a radiation detector, wherein the adaptor can be configured to collimate radiation passing through the adapter from an external radiation source to the radiation detector and the adaptor can be configured to enclose a radiation source within the adapter to allow the radiation detector to measure radiation emitted from the enclosed radiation source..
09/04/14
20140246585
Measuring method, data processing apparatus and electron microscope using same
The objective of the invention is to provide a measuring method that can determine pattern contours and dimensions with high precision even if an object to be measured shrinks due to electron beam radiations. In order to achieve this objective, a method, which performs measurements by irradiating an electron beam onto a sample having a pattern formed on a primary coating thereof, prepares an sem image and contour of the pattern (s201, s202), material parameters of the pattern part and primary coating part of the sample (s203, s204), and a beam condition in irradiating the electron beam onto the sample (s205), and uses these prepared things to calculate a pattern shape or dimensions before the irradiation of the electron beam (s206)..
09/04/14
20140246583
Inspection or observation apparatus and sample inspection or observation method
Provided is an inspection apparatus or observation apparatus enabling appropriate inspection or observation of a sample in an easy-to-use manner, using a charged-particle technique and an optical technique. Specifically, provided is an inspection or observation apparatus including: a first casing forming at least part of a first space constituting at least part of a region through which a primary charged-particle beam emitted from a charged-particle irradiation section reaches a sample, the first space capable of being maintained in a vacuum state; a second casing provided on the first casing to form at least part of a second space capable of storing the sample therein; a partition wall section for partitioning the first space and the second space from each other, the partition wall section disposed so as to be coaxial with the charged-particle irradiation section when the sample is irradiated with the primary charged-particle beam from the charged-particle irradiation section; and an optical observation section for casting light onto the sample and detecting light from the sample from the same direction as the charged-particle irradiation section..
08/28/14
20140243866
Method for producing analytical aids
A method for producing analytical aids for obtaining bodily fluid, in particular lancets or microsamplers, in which the aids are formed as a shaped part (10) from a flat metallic material by material separation on shaped part edges (28), wherein at least one sharp shaped part edge (28) is finished by laser irradiation, a laser beam (36) is guided repeatedly over the shaped part (10) along an irradiation path (38) in irradiation intervals, and the shaped part edge (28) is rounded by the cumulative energy input of the laser beam (36).. .
08/28/14
20140243444
(meth)acryloyl-terminated polyisobutylene polymer, method for producing the same, and active energy ray-curable composition
The purpose of the present invention is to provide a polymer having a low halogen atom content remaining in the polymer, a simple production method thereof, an active energy ray-curable composition that can be rapidly cured by an irradiation of a small amount of light, and a cured product thereof. These purpose can be achieved by an active energy ray-curable composition, including a polyisobutylene polymer (a) represented by the following general formula (1) (wherein r1 represents a monovalent or polyvalent aromatic hydrocarbon group, or a monovalent or a polyvalent aliphatic hydrocarbon group; a represents a polyisobutylene polymer; r2 represents a divalent saturated hydrocarbon group having 2-6 carbon atoms, which contains no hetero atoms; r3 and r4 each represent hydrogen, a monovalent hydrocarbon group having 1-20 carbon atoms, or an alkoxy group having 1-20 carbon atoms; r5 represents hydrogen or a methyl group; and n denotes a natural number), and an active energy ray polymerization initiator (b)..
08/28/14
20140242813
Low k precursors providing superior integration attributes
A deposition for producing a porous organosilica glass film comprising: introducing into a vacuum chamber gaseous reagents including one precursor of an organosilane or an organosiloxane, and a porogen distinct from the precursor, wherein the porogen is aromatic in nature; applying energy to the gaseous reagents in the chamber to induce reaction of the gaseous reagents to deposit a film, containing the porogen; and removing substantially all of the organic material by uv radiation to provide the porous film with pores and a dielectric constant less than 2.6.. .
08/28/14
20140242769
Method of manufacturing a super-junciton semiconductor device
A method of manufacturing a super-junction semiconductor device is disclosed that allows forming a high concentration layer with high precision and improves the trade-off relationship between the eoff and the dv/dt using a trench embedding method. The method comprises a step of forming a parallel pn layer using a trench embedding method and a step of forming a proton irradiated layer in the upper region of the pn layer.
08/28/14
20140242604
Ultra-fast pathogen toxin detection assay based on microwave-accelerated metal-enhanced fluorescence
The present invention provides for a system and method to detect low levels of the anthrax protective antigen (pa) exotoxin in biological fluids, wherein the system uses a metal-enhanced fluorescence (mef)-pa assay in combination with microwave-accelerated pa protein surface absorption. Microwave irradiation rapidly accelerates pa deposition onto the surface adjacent to deposited metallic particles and significantly speeding up the mef-pa assay and resulting in a total assay run time of less than 40 min with an analytical sensitivity of less than 1 pg/ml pa..
08/28/14
20140242505
Pattern forming method, actinic ray-sensitive or radiation-sensitive resin composition, actinic ray-sensitive or radiation-sensitive film, manufacturing method of electronic device, and electronic device
A pattern forming method including: (i) a process of forming a film using an actinic ray-sensitive or radiation-sensitive resin composition containing a resin (p) including a non-acid-decomposable repeating unit (b1) represented by a following general formula (b1) and a repeating unit including a group capable of being decomposed by acid and generating a polar group, and a compound (b) capable of generating an acid through irradiation of actinic rays or irradiation; (ii) a process of exposing the film using actinic rays or radiation with a wavelength of equal to or less than 200 nm; and (iii) a process of developing the exposed film using a developer including an organic solvent containing a hetero atom and carbon atoms having 7 or more carbon atoms to forming a negative tone pattern.. .
08/28/14
20140242334
Structure with surface for seasonal selectiveness of solar irradiation absorption and reflection
Disclosed are various structure surface configurations and related methods. An exemplary structure includes a facade that has grooved cavities that are configured in a manner that reflects summer (cooling season) insolation and absorbs winter (heating season) insolation.
08/28/14
20140242299
Corrosion inhibitor injecting method
A method for injecting a corrosion inhibitor injecting an oxidant and an anticorrosive agent-ph adjusting agent complex including an anticorrosive agent and a ph adjusting agent adsorbed on a surface of the anticorrosive agent into high temperature water in contact with a surface of a metal structural material and irradiating the high temperature water with a radioactive ray or an ultraviolet ray, wherein the anticorrosive agent of the anticorrosive agent-ph adjusting agent complex has, on the surface of the anticorrosive agent, an active site where the ph adjusting agent reacts with the oxidant, and the ph adjusting agent present on the surface of the anticorrosive agent of the anticorrosive agent-ph adjusting agent complex and/or in the high temperature water is oxidized with the oxidant by the irradiation with the radioactive ray or the ultraviolet ray to change ph adjusting ability of the ph adjusting agent and shift a ph of the high temperature water to a neutral side, and thereby deposition of the anticorrosive agent 11 to the metal structural material 65 is accelerated.. .
08/28/14
20140242292
Polyurethane prepolymer prepared by functional polyurethane prepolymer and application thereof
A method of preparing polyurethane prepolymer does not require using a toxic isocyanate monomer (manufactured by harmful phosgene) as a raw material. Epoxy resin and carbon dioxide are used as major raw materials to form cyclic carbonates to be reacted with a functional group oligomer, and then amino groups in a hydrophilic (ether group) or hydrophobic (siloxane group) diamine polymer are used for performing a ring-opening polymerization, and the microwave irradiation is used in the ring-opening polymerization to efficiently synthesize the amino-terminated pu prepolymer, and then an acrylic group at an end is added to manufacture an uv cross-linking pu (uv-pu) oligomer which can be coated onto a fabric surface, and the fabric is dried by uv radiation for a surface treatment to form a washing-resisted long lasting hydrophilic or hydrophobic pu fabric..
08/28/14
20140242273
Method for mechanical and/or optical functionalization of a transparent timepiece component
A method for mechanical and/or optical functionalization of a transparent timepiece component, including: forming a body of methyl polymethacrylate, including a bottom surface and a mechanical and/or optically functionalized intermediate surface; coating the body with a layer made by injecting a second transparent polymerizable material into a cavity between a mold and the body or an intermediate body delimited by a complementary intermediate surface of a contact surface of a preceding mold, the last mold being the negative of the top surface of the component; polymerizing the second material therein; removing the component from the flexible mold by deformation of the mold. Hardness can be improved by uv irradiation of a component..
08/28/14
20140242259
Method for smoothing cannula bevel heel
A method for smoothing sharp areas on the bevel heel of a cannula comprises initially grinding a cannula end portion to form a bevel with a distal tip and an axially opposite heel. An ultraviolet-curable adhesive is applied to the heel.
08/28/14
20140241941
Ultraviolet autonomous trolley for sanitizing aircraft
A mobile body is configured to travel over a surface inside an aircraft cabin. A source of uv radiation is mounted to the mobile body and configured to direct uv radiation to the surface at a predetermined dosage.
08/28/14
20140241765
Fixing device
Provided is a fixing device including a transparent belt, a press roller that is rotated with being opposed to and contacting with the transparent belt, and transports a recording medium interposed therebetween, a press member-cum-optical system that contacts with the transparent belt from an opposite side to the press roller, forms a press region for pressing a toner image formed on the recording medium in cooperation with the press roller during transport of the recording medium, and collects laser light on the toner image in the press region in a transport direction of the recording medium, and a laser light irradiation unit that irradiates the press member-cum-optical system with laser light.. .
08/28/14
20140241508
Radiation irradiation device, radiation irradiation method and program storage medium
A radiation irradiation device is provided that includes: a metal target that emits bremsstrahlung x-rays as a radiation beam due to irradiation with an electron beam; a radiation shielding member that includes a slit-shaped radiation passage portion and that is disposed downstream of the metal target in the radiation beam emission direction and is disposed such that a portion of the radiation beam passes through the radiation passage portion and the radiation beam incident to regions other than the radiation passage portion is blocked; and an electron beam generating device that irradiates, onto the metal target, an electron beam such that a diameter at a generation point of the emitted radiation beam is smaller than a length of an entry portion of the radiation passage portion along a length direction of the entry portion.. .
08/28/14
20140241506
Radiation imaging apparatus and radiation imaging system
A radiation imaging apparatus includes a pixel array having pixels including conversion elements and switching elements, a bias line for supplying a bias potential to the conversion elements; driving lines for supplying a signal to control the switching elements, a driving unit for performing an initialization operation of supplying a driving signal to each driving line group, switching each driving signal from an off voltage to an on voltage, and then returning the driving signal to the off voltage; an acquisition unit configured to acquire a plurality of times in each driving cycle a signal value representing a current flowing through the bias line; a calculation unit configured to calculate radiation information based on the signal values; and a determination unit configured to determine whether irradiation of the pixel array with radiation is present based on the radiation information.. .
08/28/14
20140241501
Radiation imaging apparatus and radiation imaging system
A radiation imaging apparatus includes a pixel array having pixels, a bias line applying a bias potential to converters of the pixels, a detection circuit which detects a current flowing to the bias line, and a control unit which detects a start of radiation irradiation to the pixel array based on an output from the detection circuit and controls a charge accumulation operation of the pixels in accordance with the detection. The detection circuit includes a differential amplifier circuit and a feedback path, and applies a potential corresponding to a reference bias potential to the bias line.
08/28/14
20140241499
Radiation imaging apparatus, control method therefor, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium
A radiation imaging apparatus includes a radiation generation unit configured to generate radiation and a plurality of detection units each configured to detect the radiation irradiated from the radiation generation unit, and acquires an image based on the radiation detected by one of the plurality of detection units. The radiation imaging apparatus accepts a radiation irradiation instruction, and adjusts a time of generating radiation by the radiation generation unit so that a length of a time period from when the irradiation instruction is accepted until radiation irradiation is performed becomes constant, based on time duration, each of the plurality of detection units, from when the irradiation instruction is accepted until the detection unit enters a radiation detectable state..


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