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8921756 Photo-detector device and a method for biasing a photomultiplier tube having a current source for setting a sequence of voltage follower elements  
A photo-detector and method for operating same: the photo-detector comprises a photomultiplier tube comprising a plurality of electrodes, each having a photocathode, an anode, a first dynode,...
8872094 Microplasma night vision device  
A photon sensing and amplification device including a photocathode, a transparent electrode opposed from the photocathode, and a plasma chamber positioned between the photocathode and the...
8748795 Method for inspecting pattern defect and device for realizing the same  
When using a CCD sensor as a photo-detector in a device for inspecting foreign matters and defects, it has a problem of causing electric noise while converting the signal charge, produced inside...
8618457 Drive and measurement circuit for a photomultiplier  
A method of measuring an anode current in an electron-multiplier device having an anode, a cathode, dynodes and a voltage divider network for applying voltages to the dynodes, which method...
8592741 Image sensor cell for night vision  
An image sensor cell (100) is presented for use in an imaging device, for example of a night vision type. The image sensor cell (100) comprises an electrodes' assembly and a control unit (118)....
8576292 High dynamic range approach for a CMOS imager using a rolling shutter and a gated photocathode  
An imaging system includes a photocathode, configured to be gated ON/OFF at a selected gating frequency, for converting photons from an object into electrons and selectively transmitting the...
8507839 Image intensifier tube with a mounting surface  
An optical system includes an optical bench defining a mounting surface, an objective lens mounted to the optical bench, and an image intensifier tube. The image intensifier tube includes: (i) a...
8431881 Night vision goggles with pellicle  
A night vision goggle system is shown, including optical modules, a heads-up display (HUD) module, and a camera module. Each module may be added to and removed from the system without structural,...
8421379 H-mode drift tube linac, and method of adjusting electric field distribution in H-mode drift tube linac  
An H-mode drift tube linac according to the present invention includes: an accelerator cavity which functions as a vacuum chamber and a resonator; drift tube electrodes for generating accelerating...
8410442 Detector tube stack with integrated electron scrub system and method of manufacturing the same  
A novel detector tube structure (such as for a neutron detection tube) and method of manufacture are described. The novel manufacturing process carries out the electron scrubbing of the detection...
8283851 Organic light-emitting display apparatus  
An organic light-emitting display apparatus having a touch panel operation. The organic light-emitting display apparatus includes: a substrate; a display unit disposed on the substrate; an...
8269159 Modular panoramic night vision goggles having configurable attachments  
A night vision goggle system is shown, including optical modules, a heads-up display (HUD) module, and a camera module. Each module may be added to and removed from the system without structural,...
8221181 Electron multipliers and microchannel plates  
An electron multiplier can be fabricated by depositing an electron emissive material on a reticulated substrate, and forming the reticulated substrate into the electron multiplier.
8168936 Interface techniques for coupling a sensor to a readout circuit  
Techniques are disclosed that can be used to interface a sensor circuit with readout circuitry. The techniques can be employed, for instance, with microchannel plate (MCP) based devices used in...
8138460 Radio frequency phototube  
A method and apparatus of obtaining a record of repetitive optical or other phenomena having durations in the picosecond range, comprising a circular scan electron tube to receive light pulses and...
8134108 Image intensifying device  
An image intensifying device includes a lens that is positioned at a light input that forms an image of a scene. The image intensifying device also includes an image intensifier tube that includes...
8110788 Method and device for detecting weak optical signals  
An optical detection device is disclosed. The device comprises a photoelectric unit, configured to sense incoming photons and to produce electrical signals pertaining to at least a few of the...
8076627 Shape memory alloy for MCP lockdown  
An image intensifier tube includes a microchannel plate (MCP) having conductive input and output surfaces disposed in a housing. A conductive lower support is in electrical contact with the output...
8071932 Apparatus and method for sealing an image intensifier device  
A sealing structure for an optical device, such as an image intensifier device, is provided. The optical device includes an evacuated housing and an anode positioned within the evacuated housing....
8017917 Ionizing radiation sensor  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an ionizing radiation sensor having a first scintillator for generating photons from incoming ionizing...
7999216 Selective channel charging for microchannel plate  
Techniques are disclosed that can be used to increase the dynamic range of a microchannel plate (MCP) device, thereby eliminating the need for conventional techniques such as gating. In one...
7990032 Electron multipliers and microchannel plates  
An electron multiplier can be fabricated by depositing an electron emissive material on a reticulated substrate, and forming the reticulated substrate into the electron multiplier.
7982172 Micro channel plate assembly  
In an MCP assembly 10 having one or a plurality of MCPs 5, 6 sandwiched with an input-side electrode 4 and an output-side electrode 7, there provided at the surface facing the MCP 5, 6 of at least...
7977617 Image intensifying device having a microchannel plate with a resistive film for suppressing the generation of ions  
An image intensifying device includes a lens that is positioned at a light input that forms an image of a scene. The image intensifying device also includes an image intensifier tube that includes...
7973272 Interface techniques for coupling a microchannel plate to a readout circuit  
Techniques are disclosed that can be used to interface a microchannel plate (MCP) with readout circuitry. The techniques can be employed, for instance, with MCP based devices used in a numerous...
7906754 Photomultiplier tube and radiation detecting device  
A vacuum vessel (18) is configured by hermetically joining a faceplate (13) with one end of a side tube (15) and hermetically joining a stem (50) with another end via a ring-shaped side tube (37)....
7880128 Vented header assembly of an image intensifier device  
An image intensifier device and a method of fabricating the image intensifier device are disclosed. The image intensifier device includes a microchannel plate (MCP) having a thin-film applied to a...
7876033 Electron tube  
An electron tube of the present invention includes: a vacuum vessel including a stem portion made of quartz and formed with an opening; a lid portion connected to the stem portion via a joining...
7868564 H-mode drift-tube linac and design method therefor  
A linearity of a voltage change to a tuner insertion amount is verified for at least one of a plurality of tuners. Based on the voltage change linearity, individual voltage change data...
7855493 Microchannel plate devices with multiple emissive layers  
A microchannel plate includes a substrate defining a plurality of pores extending from a top surface of the substrate to a bottom surface of the substrate. The plurality of pores includes a...
7847232 Photomultiplier tube and radiation detecting device employing the photomultiplier tube  
A vacuum vessel is configured by hermetically joining a faceplate to one end of a side tube and a stem to the other end via a tubular member. A photocathode, a focusing electrode, dynodes, a...
7838810 Photomultiplier tube and a radiation detecting device employing the photomultiplier tube  
A vacuum vessel is configured by hermetically joining a faceplate to one end of a side tube and a stem to the other end via a tubular member. A photocathode, a focusing electrode, dynodes, a...
7829874 Universal self-contained proximity sensor for attachment to a night-vision device  
A universal self-contained proximity sensor for attachment to any night-vision device that does not have such a sensor or for replacement of the existing sensor. The proposed sensor has a cable...
7812298 Photomultiplier with fastening device  
The invention relates to a photomultiplier (10) with a fastening device, where the photomultiplier (10) has a solid cylindrical body, particularly a glass body (11), and a tubular jacket, a light...
7800043 Night vision goggles with detachable or reattachable modular components  
A night vision goggle system is shown, including optical modules, a heads-up display (HUD) module, and a camera module. Each module may be added to and removed from the system without structural,...
7795574 Low-light viewing device for displaying image based on visible and near infrared light  
A low-light viewing device includes a housing, having mounted thereto: a lens, an electronic camera for receiving light focused by the lens and for providing an output signal; a display for...
7791052 Single-photon generation apparatus and quantum bit reading apparatus and method  
A method of generating a single photon, includes preparing an optical resonator including a resonator mode of a resonance angular frequency ωc, preparing a material contained in the optical...
7786424 Electronic day and night vision goggles having dual camera  
Electronic spectacles, especially night vision spectacles (10), include a camera (26), integrated into the spectacles, as the primary recording device for the user of the spectacles (10). The...
7777196 Cold electron emitter device for display  
An electron emitter for a display provides an electron source, an electron accelerator, an electron collector disposed between the electron source and the electron accelerator, and one or more...
7750284 Mesotube with header insulator  
A mesotube apparatus is disclosed which includes a header insulator in order to avoid premature breakdown at lower voltage that occurs between a cathode and an anode in a discharge assembly. A...
7732742 Device and method for signal processing  
An analog real-time signal processing device and method are presented. The device is configured to perform electrical signal processing. The device comprises an electronic circuit including at...
7728519 Correction of the distortion of an image intensifier electron tube  
The invention relates to the correction of the distortion of an image intensifier electron tube comprising an entry screen intended to receive what is called primary electromagnetic radiation and...
7696462 Advanced image intensifier assembly  
An advanced image intensifier assembly provides enhanced functionality. A grounded photocathode provides shielding from electromagnetic interference, improving the ability to work in multiple...
7687758 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
Night vision goggles with detachable or reattachable modular components
 
A night vision goggle system is shown, including optical modules, a heads-up display (HUD) module, and a camera module. Each module may be added to and removed from the system without structural,...
7687759 Slotted microchannel plate (MCP)  
A microchannel plate (MCP) for an image intensifier includes an active portion having an input surface area for receiving electrons and an output surface area for outputting multiplied electrons....
7655891 Charged-particle detecting apparatus  
The present invention relates to a charged-particle detecting apparatus having a structure which enables adjustment of a potential distribution so as to stably maintain flight loci of charged...
7649163 Photomultiplier tube module having high-voltage generating circuit and digital circuit  
An extension line of a tube axis of a photomultiplier tube is shifted from the center of gravity position of a front surface of a housing, which allows a space to be formed at an opposite side in...
7646618 Method and system for controlling pulse width in a night vision system power system  
A night vision system comprising a power system having a low voltage unit coupled to a high voltage unit; the low voltage unit including a low voltage controller generating a pulse width code; the...
7638745 Device for photon energy measurement and method thereof  
A device and method are presented for use in measuring photon energy. The device comprises at least one pixel unit (10) including a Photocathode (12) that emits electrons in response to absorbed...
7619728 Methods and systems for in-situ machinery inspection  
Methods and systems for inspecting rotatable machine components are provided. The system includes a fiber optic port configured to extend through a first aperture of a machine casing wherein the...