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Time-of-flight mass spectrometer

Correction of asymmetric electric fields in ion cyclotron resonance cells

Date/App# patent app List of recent Spectrometer-related patents
08/14/14
20140224983
 Ion fragmentation patent thumbnailnew patent Ion fragmentation
A collision cell for a mass spectrometer arranged to receive ions for fragmentation in a chamber and comprising an activation ion generator configured to irradiate the received ions with activation ions of the same polarity as the received ions. The activation ion generator is preferably a plasma generator, configured to generate a plasma comprising the activation ions..
08/14/14
20140224982
 Time-of-flight mass spectrometer patent thumbnailnew patent Time-of-flight mass spectrometer
A thin metal plate and two prismatic-bar-shaped metal members that are parallel to each other are alternately and repeatedly stacked, and the stack is sandwiched between two thick metal plates. Each contact surface is bonded to the counterpart surface by diffusion bonding to form an integrated multilayer body.
08/14/14
20140224981
 Differentially pumped dual linear quadrupole ion trap mass spectrometer patent thumbnailnew patent Differentially pumped dual linear quadrupole ion trap mass spectrometer
The present disclosure provides a new tandem mass spectrometer and methods of using the same for analyzing charged particles. The differentially pumped dual linear quadrupole ion trap mass spectrometer of the present disclose includes a combination of two linear quadrupole (lqit) mass spectrometers with differentially pumped vacuum chambers..
08/14/14
20140224980
 Quadrupole mass spectrometer with enhanced sensitivity and mass resolving power patent thumbnailnew patent Quadrupole mass spectrometer with enhanced sensitivity and mass resolving power
A novel method and mass spectrometer apparatus is introduced to spatially and temporally resolve images of one or more ion exit patterns of a multipole instrument. In particular, the methods and structures of the present invention measures the ion current as a function of time and spatial displacement in the beam cross-section of a quadrupole mass filter via an arrayed detector.
08/14/14
20140224979
 Mass distribution spectrometry method and mass distribution spectrometer patent thumbnailnew patent Mass distribution spectrometry method and mass distribution spectrometer
The present invention provides a mass distribution spectrometry which reduces an influence of the dispersion in the times at which ionizing beams irradiate a sample, on a mass spectrometry result, and can measure the mass distribution with high reliability. The mass distribution spectrometry is a mass spectrometry which includes irradiating the sample with a primary ion beam and detecting generated secondary ions, wherein this primary ion beam has a spread toward a direction perpendicular to a travelling direction, has a path length of each primary ion contained in the primary ion beam between a primary ion source and a surface of the sample adjusted by deflecting a trajectory, and is obliquely incident on the surface of the sample..
08/14/14
20140224978
 Mass spectrometer patent thumbnailnew patent Mass spectrometer
A mass spectrometer is disclosed comprising an ion mobility spectrometer or separator and an ion guide arranged downstream of the ion mobility spectrometer or separator. A plurality of axial potential wells are created in the ion guide so that ions received from the ion mobility spectrometer or separator become confined in separate axial potential wells.
08/14/14
20140224977
 Integrated ion separation spectrometer patent thumbnailnew patent Integrated ion separation spectrometer
An apparatus including an ion injector having an inlet and an outlet and a micro-corona ionizer positioned between the inlet and the outlet of the ion injector. The micro-corona ionizer includes a planar electrode and a sharp knife-edged electrode spaced apart from the planar electrode and positioned with the sharp knife edge pointing toward the planar electrode.
08/14/14
20140224974
 Photo-dissociation of proteins and peptides in a mass spectrometer patent thumbnailnew patent Photo-dissociation of proteins and peptides in a mass spectrometer
A method of mass spectrometry is disclosed comprising automatically and repeatedly performing multiple cycles of operation, wherein a cycle of operation comprises the steps of: (i) mass analysing first ions; (ii) exposing the first ions to a first photo-dissociation device to form a plurality of second ions and mass analysing the second ions; and (iii) exposing the first ions to a first photo-dissociation device to form a plurality of second ions, fragmenting the second ions to form a plurality of third ions and mass analysing the third ions.. .
08/14/14
20140224973
 Mass spectrometer and mass spectrometric method patent thumbnailnew patent Mass spectrometer and mass spectrometric method
A mass spectrometry using helium as cooling gas is performed to obtain a first mass spectrum (s1), and another mass spectrometry using argon, which is heavier than helium, as cooling gas is performed to obtain a second mass spectrum for the same sample (s2). Due to the difference between the two gases in terms of the effect of promoting dissociation of modifications, an ion peak originating from a target compound from which all the modifications have been dissociated will appear with a higher intensity on the second mass spectrum.
08/14/14
20140224972
 Correction of asymmetric electric fields in ion cyclotron resonance cells patent thumbnailnew patent Correction of asymmetric electric fields in ion cyclotron resonance cells
The invention relates to a method and a device for optimization of electric fields in measurement cells of fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometers. The invention is based on the rationale that asymmetric electric fields with uniformly or non-uniformly perturbed field axes can appear in ion cyclotron resonance cells and therefore the axis of the magnetron orbit can become radially displaced.
08/07/14
20140220700
Capillary absorption spectrometer and process for isotopic analysis of small samples
A capillary absorption spectrometer and process are described that provide highly sensitive and accurate stable absorption measurements of analytes in a sample gas that may include isotopologues of carbon and oxygen obtained from gas and biological samples. It further provides isotopic images of microbial communities that allow tracking of nutrients at the single cell level.
08/07/14
20140219418
Handheld spectrometer
A handheld x-ray fluorescence spectrometer includes a pyroelectric radiation source for directing x-rays toward a sample to be analyzed and a detector for receiving secondary x-rays emitted from the sample and converting the secondary x-rays into one or more electrical signals representative of the received secondary x-rays. A module is configured to receive the one or more electrical signals and send a representation of the one or more signals over a communication channel to a computing device without performing any spectral analysis on the one or more electrical signals to characterize the sample.
08/07/14
20140218731
Confocal spectrometer and method for imaging in confocal spectrometer
A broadband light source is provided for a confocal spectrometer having a first aperture device with a first slit grid of a main slit direction arranged in front of the light source to produce a slit-shaped pattern of the light source. A first imaging optical unit focuses the slit-shaped pattern of the light source on an object to be imaged.
08/07/14
20140217282
Radio-frequency-free hybrid electrostatic/magnetostatic cell for transporting, trapping, and dissociating ions in mass spectrometers
Mass spectrometry cells include one or more interleaved magnetostatic and electrostatic lenses. In some examples, the electrostatic lenses are based on electrical potentials applied to magnetostatic lens pole pieces.
08/07/14
20140217281
Method and apparatus for improving ion transmission into a mass spectrometer
An ion transfer device for transferring ions emerging from an electrospray ion source at atmosphere to a vacuum chamber includes an inner surface in the shape of a diverging conical duct. The ion transfer device has an entrance aperture for positioning proximate the exit port of the electrospray ion source emitter, the entrance aperture receiving the electrosprayed ions from the exit port of the electrospray ion source emitter at atmosphere, the diverging conical duct being an electrode toward which the ions migrate and having an exit aperture with an inner diameter larger than an inner diameter of its entrance aperture, the exit aperture enclosed in the vacuum chamber, the diverging conical duct transporting the ions from atmosphere to vacuum.
08/07/14
20140217279
Aperture gas flow restriction
A mass spectrometer is disclosed comprising two vacuum chambers maintained at different pressures. The two vacuum chambers are interconnected by a differential pumping aperture.
08/07/14
20140217278
Ion guide with orthogonal sampling
A mass spectrometer is disclosed comprising a rf ion guide wherein in a mode of operation a continuous, quasi-continuous or pulsed beam of ions is orthogonally sampled from the ion guide and wherein the continuous, quasi-continuous or pulsed beam of ions is not axially trapped or otherwise axially confined within the rf ion guide. The ion guide is maintained, in use, at a pressure selected from the group consisting of: (i) 0.0001-0.001 mbar; (ii) 0.001-0.01 mbar; (iii) 0.01-0.1 mbar; (iv) 0.1-1 mbar; (v) 1-10 mbar; (vi) 10-100 mbar; and (vii) >100 mbar..
08/07/14
20140216133
Gas chromatograph having an absorption spectrometer and method for analyzing a gas mixture via gas chromatography
A method in which a sample of a gas mixture to be analyzed via gas chromatography is conducted through a chromatographic separating device via a carrier gas, separated components of the gas mixture are subsequently quantitatively determined in an absorption spectrometer having a wavelength-adaptable light source, and in order to increase the speed of analysis and to be able to also determine components that cannot be measured via absorption spectroscopy, the wavelength of the light source can be adapted to an absorption line of the carrier gas, where the individual components of the gas mixture are determined indirectly via a concentration reduction of the carrier gas.. .
07/31/14
20140214337
Methods and systems for multiple charge correction of electrical mobility spectrometer data
Systems and methods for determining particle size distribution from electrical mobility spectrometry (ems) measurements in the presence of multiply charged particles. Ems data comprising zeroth order singly-charged particle size distribution information for one or more ems channels is obtained and fitted using a gumbel distribution function to obtain a fit function value.
07/31/14
20140212867
Device for monitoring and controlling cellular growth
The present disclosure is drawn to a device for monitoring and controlling live cells and associated methods. In an example, the device can include a plurality of elongated nanostructures affixed to a substrate.
07/31/14
20140210473
Electron spin resonance spectrometer and method for using same
An electron spin resonance spectrometer includes a bridge to transmit an excitation frequency and to receive a signal frequency; a probe electrically connected to the bridge and comprising: a first conductor in electrical communication with the bridge to transmit the signal frequency to the bridge; a shorting member electrically connected to the first conductor to transmit the excitation frequency to a sample, to produce the signal frequency, and to transmit the signal frequency to the first conductor; and a second conductor electrically connected to the shorting member; and a magnet disposed proximate to the probe.. .
07/31/14
20140209814
Fragmentation methods for mass spectrometry
Apparatus and methods are provided that enable the interaction of low-energy electrons and positrons with sample ions to facilitate electron capture dissociation (ecd) and positron capture dissociation (pcd), respectively, within multipole ion guide structures. It has recently been discovered that fragmentation of protonated ions of many biomolecules via ecd often proceeds along fragmentation pathways not accessed by other dissociation methods, leading to molecular structure information not otherwise easily obtainable.
07/31/14
20140209803
Methods, electrical power control system, and power control circuit for maintaining or providing constant or substantially constant power, for reducing and/or minimizing power decay, and for improving an infrared source driver, and methods of using same
A power system, power circuit, and methods for maintaining or providing a constant or substantially constant power source and for reducing and/or minimizing power decay of a predetermined component are provided. Such improvement of power delivery and minimization of power loss is important for precision instrumentation applications.
07/24/14
20140204382
Miniature tunable laser spectrometer for detection of a trace gas
An open-path laser spectrometer (opls) for measuring a concentration of a trace gas, the opls including an open-path multi-pass analysis region including a first mirror, a second mirror at a distance and orientation from the first mirror, and a support structure for locating the mirrors, a laser coupled to the analysis region and configured to emit light of a wavelength range and to enable a plurality of reflections of the emitted light between the mirrors, a detector coupled to the analysis region and configured to detect a portion of the emitted light impinging on the detector and to generate a corresponding signal, and an electronic system coupled to the laser and the detector, and configured to adjust the wavelength range of the emitted light from the laser based on the generated signal, and to measure the concentration of the trace gas based on the generated signal.. .
07/24/14
20140204378
Automated focusing, cleaning, and multiple location sampling spectrometer system
An analysis system includes a moveable focusing lens, a laser (typically an eye safe laser) having an output directed at the focusing lens, and a spectrometer outputting intensity data from a sample. A controller system is responsive to the spectrometer and is configured to energize the laser, process the output of the spectrometer, and adjust the position of the focusing lens relative to the sample until the spectrometer output indicates a maximum or near maximum intensity resulting from a laser output focused to a spot on the sample..
07/24/14
20140204377
Handheld libs spectrometer
A handheld libs spectrometer includes an optics stage movably mounted to a housing and including a laser focusing lens and a detection lens. One or more motors advance and retract the optics stage, move the optics stage left and right, and/or move the optics stage up and down.
07/24/14
20140204376
Automated multiple location sampling analysis system
An analysis system (e.g., libs) includes a laser source generating a laser beam, a movable optic configured to move said laser beam to multiple locations on a sample, and a spectrometer responsive to photons emitted by the sample at those locations and having an output. A controller is responsive to a trigger signal and is configured in a moving spot cycle to adjust the moveable optic, activate the laser source sequentially generating photons at multiple locations on the sample, and process the spectrometer output at each location..
07/24/14
20140204375
Micro purge of plasma region
An analysis system includes a laser source generating a laser beam for creating a plasma at a location on a sample. A spectrometer is responsive to photons emitted by the sample at said location and has an output.
07/24/14
20140204373
System and device for non-destructive raman analysis
A raman microspectrometer system extends the optical reach and analysis range of an existing raman microspectrometer to allow analysis and/or repair of an oversized sample. The raman microspectrometer system includes an extender for extending the optical reach of the existing microspectrometer and a supplemental stage which extends the analysis range of the existing microspectrometer by providing travel capabilities for non-destructive analysis of an entire oversized sample.
07/24/14
20140202490
Automated plasma cleaning system
An analysis (e.g., libs) system includes a laser source generating a laser beam for creating a plasma at a location on a sample, and a spectrometer responsive to photons emitted by the sample at said location and having an output. A controller is responsive to a trigger signal and is configured to activate the laser source generating a series of laser pulses in a cleaning cycle, process the spectrometer output, and automatically terminate the cleaning cycle based on the spectrometer output..
07/17/14
20140200825
Method for predicting whether a cancer patient will not benefit from platinum-based chemotherapy agents
A testing method for identification whether a cancer patient is a member of a group or class of cancer patients that are not likely to benefit from administration of a platinum-based chemotherapy agent, e.g., cisplatin, carboplatin or analogs thereof, either alone or in combination with other non-platinum chemotherapy agents, e.g., gemcitabine and paclitaxel. This identification can be made in advance of treatment.
07/17/14
20140200459
Apparatus for optical analysis of an associated tissue
The present invention relates to an apparatus 100 and, a method and a computer program for determining a parameter indicative of a tissue type of an associated tissue 116. In particular, the invention relates to an apparatus 100 comprising a spectrometer 102, which spectrometer comprises a light source 104 and a detector 106, 108 arranged to measure an optical spectrum.
07/17/14
20140197308
Function switching with fast asynchronous acquisition
A method of analysing a sample is disclosed comprising transmitting a first population of ions through a mass spectrometer and switching a state or mode of the mass spectrometer to produce a second population of ions. A sequential stream of mass spectra is acquired asynchronously with respect to switching the state or mode of the mass spectrometer.
07/10/14
20140192209
Parallel sensing configuration covers spectrum and colorimetric quantities with spatial resolution
An optical test equipment/method for display testing that features parallel testing/sensing configuration that covers spectrum and colorimetric quantities with spatial resolution is disclosed. In one embodiment, a spectra-camera, which is a hybrid system consisting of both a single-point spectrometer and an imaging colorimeter, can be configured for concurrent display artifact and parametric testing.
07/10/14
20140191124
Arrangement for a removable ion-optical assembly in a mass spectrometer
Presented is a mass spectrometer comprising an ion path along which ions are transported between different sections of the mass spectrometer, and further comprising an arrangement with a receptacle being located along the ion path in the mass spectrometer and a complementary mount for carrying a removable ion-optical assembly, such as a carrier of electrodes for a maldi ion source, wherein the mount can be removed from and reinserted into the receptacle in a plane approximately perpendicular to an ion path axis.. .
07/10/14
20140191121
Timing device and method
The present invention provides a timing device, especially a timing device for use in mass spectrometers, for example tof mass spectrometers, for processing trigger signal data containing a trigger signal indicating the occurrence of a trigger event, the timing device having: a trigger signal deserialiser configured to receive trigger signal data containing a trigger signal indicating the occurrence of a trigger event as serial data and to output the trigger signal data as parallel data, and wherein suitably the timing device has a processing means configured to process trigger signal data outputted by the trigger signal deserialiser as parallel data.. .
07/03/14
20140186967
Single photon spectrometer
A fiberized single photon sensitive spectrometer on a 32-channel pmt sensor is highly sensitive with broad detection dynamic range. The spectrometer enables accurate and high speed detection, identification and analysis of biological samples labeled with multiple fluorescent markers, such as compositions of multi-color fluorescence signals or radiation emitted by multiple fluorescence dyes.
07/03/14
20140186966
Single photon spectrometer
A fiberized single photon sensitive spectrometer on a 32-channel pmt sensor is highly sensitive with broad detection dynamic range. The spectrometer enables accurate and high speed detection, identification and analysis of biological samples labeled with multiple fluorescent markers, such as compositions of multi-color fluorescence signals or radiation emitted by multiple fluorescence dyes.
07/03/14
20140186822
Methods for the detection of biologically relevant molecules and their interaction characteristics
Methods for the detection of biologically relevant molecules that comprise concentrating such molecules into microscopic holes in a sheet of chemically inert material, restricting the openings, and measuring the electric current through the holes or the fluorescence near the hole openings. The electric current or fluorescence will change as the molecules diffuse out of the holes, providing a measure of the diffusion rate and thereby detecting the presence and characteristics of the molecules.
07/03/14
20140185052
Fourier-transform spectrometer and method
The present invention is related to a fourier-transform spectrometer arrangement comprising a first polarizer, a birefringent plate, a pair of birefringent wedges, a second polarizer, a photo detector, and a control unit. According to the invention, the cross sections of the two birefringent wedges of the birefringent wedge pair are similar triangles, the first wedge is fixed, the second wedge is capable of linearly movement along the side, the optic axes of the pair of birefringent wedges are parallel to each other and orthogonal to the optic axis of the birefringent plate, the polarization of the first polarizer is in 45 degrees with the optical axis of the birefringent plate, the polarization of the first polarizer is also in 45 degrees with the optical axis of the pair of birefringent wedges, the polarization of the second polarizer is parallel, or orthogonal, to the polarization of the first polarizer..
07/03/14
20140185051
Surface plasmon resonance spectrometer with an actuator driven angle scanning mechanism
An instrument comprises a semi-circular rail and a driving mechanism. The driving mechanism is attached to a light source mount and a detector mount, and both the light source mount and the detector mount are attached to the semi-circular rail with connectors.
07/03/14
20140183362
Short-wave infrared super-continuum lasers for detecting counterfeit or illicit drugs and pharmaceutical process control
A system and method for using near-infrared or short-wave infrared (swir) light sources for identification of counterfeit drugs may perform spectroscopy using a super-continuum laser to provide detection in a non-contact and non-destructive manner at stand-off or remote distances with minimal sample preparation. Also, near-infrared or swir light may penetrate through plastic containers and packaging, permitting on-line inspection and rapid scanning.
07/03/14
20140183355
High pressure mass spectrometry systems and methods
Mass spectrometers and methods for measuring information about samples using mass spectrometry are disclosed.. .
07/03/14
20140183350
Compact mass spectrometer
Mass spectrometers and methods for measuring information about samples using mass spectrometry are disclosed.. .
06/26/14
20140179018
Method for analyzing halogen oxoacids
To quantitatively analyze halogen oxoacids such as bromic acid and perchloric acid, an hplc/ms in which a mass spectrometer is connected to the outlet of a column of a high performance liquid chromatograph (hplc) is used, and by using a reverse-phase column having an ion exchange function as the column, as well as a mixed liquid of an ammonium formate buffer solution and acetonitrile as the mobile phase, gradient analysis in which the concentration of ammonium formate in ammonium formate/acetonitrile is increased is performed. Thereby, a common hplc/ms apparatus configuration using no suppressor makes it possible to appropriately separate various halogen oxoacids and other components contained in a sample and to detect them at high sensitivity..
06/26/14
20140177973
Method and device for correcting spatial response for imaging fourier transform spectrometers
A method for correcting spatial response for an imaging fourier transform spectrometer comprises the following steps: a prior step of calculation of the equalization parameters comprising a gain and an offset from data forming calibration scenes; a step of determination of equalization coefficients at a so-called pseudo superpixel level determining the gains and offsets at macropixel level from the data from a raw image that are collected by the imaging spectrometer in image mode, and gains and offsets determined in the prior step; and a step of equalization at pseudo superpixel level, applying the equalization coefficients to a macropixel from an acquisition in the interferogram mode of the imaging spectrometer in order to restore an equalized interferogram.. .
06/26/14
20140176946
Methods and apparatus for downhole fluid analysis
Methods and apparatus for downhole fluid analysis are disclosed. An example method includes obtaining first measurements from a first spectrometer and a second spectrometer when a light source is on, obtaining second measurements from the first spectrometer and the second spectrometer when the light source is off and calibrating the first spectrometer based on the first measurements and the second measurements..
06/26/14
20140176940
Hand held toxicity tester
A system and method for reliably testing for toxic substances is described. Based on spectrographic means, the system embodies one or more types of spectrometers, designed for the detection of toxic elements such as lead, and alternatively designed for the detection of toxic compounds such as asbestos.
06/26/14
20140176729
Method for determining calibration parameters for a spectrometer
An imaging spectrometer includes a fabry-perot interferometer and an image sensor having color-sensitive pixels. The interferometer has a first transmission peak and a second transmission peak (peak2).
06/26/14
20140176136
Cryogen-free cooling system for electron paramagnetic resonance spectrometer
In an electron paramagnetic resonance spectrometer, a closed cycle cryocooler is used to cool gaseous helium, which is then circulated around a sample to cool the sample by direct convection. Since the sample is not mechanically connected to the refrigerator, no vibrations are transmitted from the refrigerator to the sample and the sample can be quickly removed and replaced.


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