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8958148 Microscope  
A microscope includes: an objective lens radiating laser light and illumination light onto a specimen; a first detection optical system detecting first observation light produced from the specimen...
8941043 Device for driving a light receiving element to track a light source  
A light tracking device comprising first and second support members and at least one light receiving element supported on each support member by one or more resilient flexible beams which deform...
8884211 Confocal imaging methods and apparatus  
The invention provides imaging apparatus and methods useful for obtaining a high resolution image of a sample at rapid scan rates. A rectangular detector array having a horizontal dimension that...
8866063 Lens-free wide-field super-resolution imaging device  
A system for imaging objects within a sample includes an image sensor and a sample holder configured to hold the sample, the sample holder disposed adjacent to the image sensor. The system further...
8849611 Intermodulation scanning force spectroscopy  
We have invented a method of sensing a surface by driving a resonator with two or more frequencies and exploiting the nonlinear phenomenon of intermodulation. When a resonator (for example an...
8822908 Image scanner, image forming apparatus and dew-condensation determination method  
The present disclosure relates to a technique for, in an image scanner and an image forming apparatus equipped with the image scanner, detecting that dew condensation occurs on a transparent...
8796654 Scan device for microscope measurement instrument  
A probe needle is successively moved to a plurality of measurement points set in a measurement region on a sample so as to measure a z-displacement amount. An excitation control unit...
8770483 Light pipe illumination system and method  
Systems and methods provide for illuminating a subject using a light pipe that transmits light from a source. A method includes providing a light pipe, the light pipe defining an inner lumen...
8717640 Optical scanner and image forming apparatus including same  
An optical scanner includes a light source for projecting a light beam, a deflector for deflecting the light beam, a reflective member for reflecting the light beam toward a target, a contact...
8713711 Cantilevered probe detector with piezoelectric element  
A disclosed chemical detection system for detecting a target material, such as an explosive material, can include a cantilevered probe, a probe heater coupled to the cantilevered probe, and a...
8710413 Optical analysis device, optical analysis method and computer program for optical analysis  
There is provided an optical analysis technique enabling the detection of the condition or characteristic of a particle to be observed contained at a low concentration or number density in a...
8696141 Method, apparatus, and manufacture for a tracking camera or detector with fast asynchronous triggering  
An image projection device for displaying an image onto a remote surface. The image projection device employs a scanner to project image beams of visible light and tracer beams of light onto a...
8687249 Portable scanner  
A portable scanner includes a housing including a hollow upper housing and a hollow lower housing of which two ends are connected together to define a transmitting passage therebetween, a...
8646110 Method to obtain absorption spectra from near-field infrared scattering using homodyne detection  
The present disclosure provides a procedure to obtain the absorption profiles of molecular resonance with ANSOM. The method includes setting a reference field phase to φ=0.5 π relative to the...
8635938 Retractable rotary turret  
The technology can include a retractable rotary turret system. The system includes a base comprising two support arms. The system further includes a turret platform that is a truncated sphere...
8569677 Devices useful for vacuum ultraviolet beam characterization including a movable stage with a transmission grating and image detector  
The invention provides for a device comprising an apparatus comprising (a) a transmission grating capable of diffracting a photon beam into a diffracted photon output, and (b) an image detector...
8558155 Device for driving a light receiving element to track a light source  
A light tracking device comprising first and second support members and at least one light receiving element supported on each support member by one or more resilient flexible beams which deform...
8536513 Space-saving flatbed scanner  
A space-saving scanner assembly and method are disclosed. The scanner assembly can be manufactured with optical scanning components typical of flatbed scanners. The scanner may be enclosed within...
8537373 Position detection  
Apparatus for location-detection of an object within a region comprising a reflective element mountable on the object, a scanning light source adapted to issue a beam of light in a scanning...
8530824 Scanning microscope  
A scanning microscope is provided with a scan unit that scans a sample, the scanning microscope including: a transmissive VPH grating for dispersing light from the sample; and a photodetector for...
8520282 Optical scanning apparatus configured to deflect and scan laser beam by using MEMS mirror  
During one cycle of reciprocating operation of a MEMS mirror, a light receiving sensor detects a falling time at which a laser beam reflected by an upstream-of-sensor mirror and scanned in one...
8513625 Track-based metrology method and apparatus  
A photolithographic track system and method for semiconductor wafer manufacture having a plurality of stations for receiving a wafer for sequential processing, including a first group of stations...
8489237 High throughput method of in transit wafer position correction in a system using multiple robots  
Methods correcting wafer position error are provided. The methods involve measuring wafer position error on a robot during transfer to an intermediate station. This measurement data is then used...
8482817 Image reading apparatus and method for controlling the same  
An image reading apparatus capable of reading documents includes a reading unit including a light emitting element, a mechanism configured to move the reading unit, and a control unit configured...
8476581 Speckle reduction method and apparatus  
An apparatus adapted for confocal imaging of a non-flat specimen comprising a coherent light source for producing a light beam, imaging optics adapted to focus the light beam into at least one...
8444271 System and method for reducing visible speckle in a projection visual display system  
The disclosure provides an apparatus for reducing speckle in a projection visual display (PVD) system, a method of reducing visible speckle in a PVD system and a PVD system incorporating the...
8441467 Multi-touch sensing display through frustrated total internal reflection  
High-resolution, scalable multi-touch sensing display systems and processes based on frustrated total internal reflection employ an optical waveguide that receives light, such as infrared light,...
8434161 Cantilevered probe detector with piezoelectric element  
A disclosed chemical detection system for detecting a target material, such as an explosive material, can include a cantilevered probe, a probe heater coupled to the cantilevered probe, and a...
8434160 Cantilevered probe detector with piezoelectric element  
A disclosed chemical detection system for detecting a target material, such as an explosive material, can include a cantilevered probe, a probe heater coupled to the cantilevered probe, and a...
8424111 Near-field optical microscope, near-field optical probe, and sample observation method  
Provided is a scanning near-field optical microscope capable of obtaining, in a highly sensitive manner, optical information having a spatial frequency higher than a spatial frequency...
8402560 Scanning probe microscope with drift compensation  
A scanning probe microscope compensates for relative drift between its upper structure that includes a probe and a scanner that scans the probe in a straight line and a lower structure that...
8399838 Terahertz investigative system and method  
A system for investigating a plurality of samples having varying positions or orientations moving with respect to the system, the system including an emitter of terahertz radiation for irradiating...
8368006 Driving a laser scanning section using a basic period of a pulse signal based on a period of a resonance frequency and accumulated period errors to produce a correction period quantity  
A laser projector can generate a pulse signal capable of being generated according to the resolution of the clock signal, the pulse signal having a basic period and a basic pulse width each...
8353061 Near-field scanning optical microscopy with nanoscale resolution from microscale probes  
To date, the probes of scanning near-field optical microscopes were aimed at creating electromagnetic field characteristics that are maximally localized near a nano-sized point (miniature...
8342405 Light pipe illumination system and method  
Systems and methods provide for illuminating a subject using a light pipe that transmits light from a source. A method includes providing a light pipe, the light pipe defining an inner lumen...
8345339 Optical deflector  
The optical deflector includes a deflector, a vibration detector, a driving signal generator, a modulation timing signal generator, and a deflection detector. The deflector has a vibrational...
8324562 Fiber scanning system having a magnet attached to the fiber at a position before or after an electrical coil with improved tip positioning  
A fiber scanning system is provided comprising a housing (102) with a fiber (13), the fiber (13) comprising a fixed part and a free end, the fixed part being attached to a bottom of the housing...
8324546 System and methods for reducing distortion and degradation in adaptive optics technology  
A congruence reduction algorithm that forms composite lenslets by reducing data of a plurality of focal spot locations using linear transformations. Use of the congruence reduction algorithm...
8299418 Imaging device unit and photographing apparatus comprising a piezoelectric element mounted on a plate  
Provided are an imaging device unit and a photographing apparatus. The imaging device unit includes an imaging device having an imaging plane on which an optical image of a subject is formed,...
8294083 Image display device and method with mirror drive sensitivity correction  
An image display device is provided, by which variations in drive sensitivity of a scan mirror is corrected. Processing executed by a CPU in a laser projector includes the steps of: driving a...
8274645 Method and apparatus for in-situ metrology of a workpiece disposed in a vacuum processing chamber  
A method and apparatus for in-situ metrology of a workpiece disposed in a vacuum processing chamber. The apparatus may include an optical assembly external to the processing chamber configured to...
8258457 Scanning endoscope having an actuator and a force transmitter for bending a light transmitter  
A scanning endoscope comprising a light transmitter, an actuator, and a force transmitter, is provided. The light transmitter emits a beam of the light exiting the first emission end. The light...
8253948 Wafer center finding with charge-coupled devices  
A device for handling a substantially circular wafer is provided. The device includes an interior accessible through a plurality of entrances, and a plurality of sensors consisting of two sensors...
8238012 Optical image-capturing apparatus  
Light beams from light sources 1, 2 are scanned by a galvano mirror 10a to illuminate a predetermined portion 15b of an object to be observed 15 via an objective lens 14. The reflected light from...
8220067 Cantilevered probe detector with piezoelectric element  
A disclosed chemical detection system for detecting a target material, such as an explosive material, can include a cantilevered probe, a probe heater coupled to the cantilevered probe, and a...
8213062 Image reading apparatus  
An image reading apparatus has a platen, first and second carriages, a light source supported on the first carriage, a first mirror to deflect reflected light from the original document toward the...
8209768 Method of manufacturing an SPM probe with a scanning tip and with an alignment aid located opposite the scanning tip  
A method of manufacturing an SPM probe having a support element, a cantilever, and a scanning tip on an underside of the cantilever, and having a mark located on the top side of the cantilever...
8194279 Image data combining apparatus and method  
An image data combining apparatus combines m lines of image data that have been output from a reading unit. The reading unit outputs m lines of image data based upon the pixel data that has been...
8186839 Optical module for observing event or object  
An optical module that effectively observes a rapidly moving event or object is provided. The optical module includes first and second mirrors, and an optical signals detector, which are installed...
8188412 Confocal microscope which weights and combines signals output from a plurality of photodetectors and calculates omnifocal brightness information for the plurality of signals  
A confocal microscope includes an objective lens for converging light which is emitted from a light source to a sample, a scanning mechanism for relatively scanning the sample with the light...