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8689536 Advanced laser ignition systems for gas turbines including aircraft engines  
A laser ignition system for an internal combustion engine, and more specifically a gas turbine engine, is provided. The system comprises at least one laser light source configured to generate a...
8687055 Spectral imaging of moving objects with a stare down camera  
A spectral imaging system for collecting spectral information of a two dimensional heterogeneous objects while in motion relative to the imaging system without the use of a spectrograph, filters or...
8681247 Field flattening correction method for fluorescence imaging system  
Systems and methods for flattening the image across the entire field by correcting the image for both the fluorescence and scatter spatial variations. Images of a stable fluorescence target and a...
8658967 Optically pumping to sustain plasma  
A method for sustaining a plasma includes providing a volume of a gas; generating illumination of a first selected wavelength; and forming a first plasma species in a first region of the gas and a...
8654327 Spectrometer comprising solid body sensors and secondary electron multipliers  
The invention relates to a spectrometer for analyzing the optical emission of a sample by means of pulsed excitation of an optical spectral emission, having an excitation source, a gap arrangement,...
8643838 Emission spectrophotometer  
An emission spectrophotometer capable of inhibiting non-uniformity of spectral intensities of component elements is provided. The emission spectrophotometer generates pulse light emission by...
8625863 Superresolution optical fluctuation imaging (SOFI)  
Statistical analysis techniques based on auto- and cross-correlations/cumulants, of image stacks of fluctuating objects are used to improve resolution beyond the classical diffraction limit and to...
8624200 Optical detection system  
An optical detection system includes a sample carrier receiving region that receives a sample carrier carrying a sample. The system further includes a source that emits an excitation signal having...
8619260 Multi-grating biosensor for label-independent optical readers  
A multi-grating resonant waveguide (RWG) biosensor for an optical reader system having a spatial resolution limit is disclosed. The multi-grating RWG biosensor includes one or more signal-grating...
8611535 Characterization of an entangled photon system  
A quantum key distribution system comprises a source of entangled photon pairs and two single-photon detectors. The source is coupled to each of the single-photon detectors by optical fiber....
8599382 Automated in situ contaminant detection system  
The present invention provides methods and apparatuses for in situ chemical analysis of liquid sample for the collection, identification, and measurement of chemical moieties, such as, biotoxins,...
8599376 Optical microscopy with phototransformable optical labels  
An apparatus includes a position-sensitive detector to detect intensities of radiation as a function of position on the detector, and an optical system, characterized by a diffraction-limited...
8582098 Single photon spectrometer  
A fiberized single photon sensitive spectrometer based on a 32-channel PMT sensor is highly sensitive with broad detection dynamic range. The spectrometer enables accurate and high speed detection,...
8559021 Three-dimensionally localizing light emitting molecules of unknown orientation and unknown Z-position  
To the end of three-dimensionally localizing light emitting marker entities of unknown orientation and unknown position in a sample, the light emitted by each single marker entity is imaged in at...
8553225 Bandwidth tunable spectroscopic device  
An electromagnetic radiation detection device is described which includes a tunable dispersive optical element configured to receive electromagnetic radiation and to change the dispersion of the...
8551786 Systems and methods for enhancing fluorescent detection of target molecules in a test sample  
Systems and methods for enhancing fluorescent detection of target molecules in a test sample are for use with an irradiating device. First fluorophores are provided for absorption of EMF radiation,...
8541760 Method for calibrating a deflection unit in a TIRF microscope, TIRF microscope, and method for operating the same  
The invention relates to a method for calibrating a deflection unit in a TIRF microscope, by means of which an angle of incidence of excitation light onto a specimen is adjusted, wherein a setting...
8526002 Two-dimensional fourier transform spectrometer  
The present invention relates to a system and methods for acquiring two-dimensional Fourier transform (2D FT) spectra. Overlap of a collinear pulse pair and probe induce a molecular response which...
8525987 Method for operating an optical filter in multiple modes  
A method for operating an optical filter in multiple modes. In one embodiment, an optical filter may be operated in a sensitivity mode to thereby generate a white light image representative of a...
8520203 Method and device for characterizing microscopic elements  
A method and device is provided for characterizing microscopic elements. A source signal may be chopped by means of microsystems of opto-electromechanical elements (MOEMS), which gives rise to...
8507282 Method for measuring physiologically active substance of biological origin, program for implementing the same, and apparatus for measuring physiologically active substance of biological origin  
When assessing the start time of the limulus reaction between biogenous biologically active substances and LAL and using the reaction start time to determine the concentration of the biogenous...
8501480 High throughput screening of fatty acid composition  
A method of accumulating a quantity of seeds having a desired fatty acid characteristic is provided. The method includes removing a sample from each seed in a population of seeds while maintaining...
8500632 Endoscope and endoscope apparatus  
An endoscope includes an elongated insertion portion having a distal end portion provided with an illumination window and an observation window. A single solid-state image sensing device whose...
8502972 Clusters of microresonators for cavity mode optical sensing  
A method for sensing a target object using optical mode excitations in microresonators, comprises: preparing at least one cluster including at least two microresonators; obtaining some first...
8496577 Endoscope apparatus, method, and computer readable medium  
An endoscope apparatus comprising an irradiating section that switches over time between irradiating a target with light in a first wavelength region and light in a second wavelength region; a...
8487275 Method and a device for measuring fluorescence lifetime  
The invention refers to a method for measuring fluorescence lifetime. An excitation light radiation (12a), periodically modulated in a first frequency, is directed to a fluorescent material (20)....
8482734 Centrifugal device  
A device consisting of a rotatable substrate (10) with at least one cavity (14) or channel/chamber structures is described. Fluids may be provided into the at least one cavity (14) and on rotation...
8482730 Signal noise reduction for imaging in biological analysis  
A system and method for characterizing contributions to signal noise associated with charge-coupled devices adapted for use in biological analysis. Dark current contribution, readout offset...
8480856 Fluorometric method for monitoring surface additives in a papermaking process  
An apparatus for and method of monitoring and optionally controlling the addition of one or more surface additives to a papermaking process via fluorometric means is disclosed.
8467055 Optical measuring device  
An optical measuring device includes: a light applying section configured to apply laser light to a sample flowing in a channel; and a fluorescence detecting section configured to detect...
8467996 Spectral analysis operating system  
Collecting and analyzing spectral data can be challenging when multiple analysis instruments need to be integrated and monitored by a quality control agent within a laboratory, industrial plant,...
8462336 Optical microscopy with phototransformable optical labels  
An apparatus includes a position-sensitive detector to detect intensities of radiation as a function of position on the detector, and an optical system, characterized by a diffraction-limited...
8462337 Spectrometer, spectrometry, and spectrometry program  
A spectroscopic measurement apparatus 1A comprises an integrating sphere 20 in which a sample S is located, a spectroscopic analyzer 30 dispersing the light to be measured from the sample S and...
8451446 Differential polarization measuring extension unit for a laser-scanning microscope  
The invention relates to a differential polarizing laser-scanning microscope (DP LSM) for determining differential polarization quantities of a material, comprising a laser light source (L) for...
8441633 Multiple-photon excitation light sheet illumination microscope  
An apparatus for and method of performing multi-photon light sheet microscopy (MP-LISH), combining multi-photon excited fluorescence with the orthogonal illumination of light sheet microscopy are...
8404488 Method for on-site drug detection in illicit drug samples  
The invention is provided for detection of Heroin and Morphine in illicit drug samples, also for their differentiation. A liquid sample from a street sample is prepared and divided into two equal...
8405827 Time-resolved spectroscopy system and methods for multiple-species analysis in fluorescence and cavity-ringdown applications  
A time-resolved spectroscopy system employing a time-division multiplexing optical device with no dispersive optical elements to perform lifetime and concentration measurements in multi-species...
8405828 Spatial positioning of spectrally labeled beads  
Devices, systems, kits, and methods for detecting and/or identifying a plurality of spectrally labeled bodies well-suited for performing multiplexed assays. By spectrally labeling the beads with...
8395770 Spectroscopic chemical analysis methods and apparatus  
Spectroscopic chemical analysis methods and apparatus are disclosed which employ deep ultraviolet (e.g. in the 200 nm to 300 nm spectral range) electron beam pumped wide bandgap semiconductor...
8390813 Apparatus and method for monitoring of gas having stable isotopes  
Gas having stable isotopes is monitored continuously by using a system that sends a modulated laser beam to the gas and collects and transmits the light not absorbed by the gas to a detector. Gas...
RE44007 Low-noise spectroscopic ellipsometer  
A spectroscopic ellipsometer comprising a light source (1) emitting a light beam, a polarizer (2) placed on the path of the light beam emitted by the light source, a sample support (9) receiving...
8379201 Method and devices for imaging a sample  
The invention relates to methods and devices for imaging a sample, in particular to methods and devices for imaging electrophoretic gels which have been used to separate biological molecules such...
8368884 Spectroscopic determination of analyte concentration  
A spectroscopic apparatus for determining a concentration and/or spatial gradient of an analyte of a bodily fluid that provides determination of a position of a capillary vessel within a biological...
8345228 Measuring device and method for determining optical characteristic variables for verifying photochemical and electrochemical degradative reactions  
A measuring device for quantitative determination of optical characteristic values for detecting photo- and/or electrochemical decomposition reactions taking place on surfaces of photocatalytically...
8339599 Measuring arrangement for an optical spectrometer  
The invention relates to a measuring arrangement for an optical spectrometer, in particular a photon density wave spectrometer, having a measuring chamber, which can be loaded with a sample to be...
8326405 Imaging of macular pigment distributions  
Macular pigments are measured by spectrally selective lipofuscin detection. Light from a light source that emits light at a selected range of wavelengths that overlap the absorption band of macular...
8313799 Adhesive detection methods  
Adhesive compositions useful for bonding fluorescent material-containing cellulosic substrates such as envelopes may be formulated using an adhesive polymer such as an emulsion of polyvinyl acetate...
8305573 Method of monitoring and controlling of mixing processes  
A method for determining the degree of mixing between components in a mixing process, the method including the steps of: a) mixing at least two components and at least two luminescent materials to...
8289503 System and method for classifying a disease state using representative data sets  
System and method for determining a disease state of a sample. A sample is positioned in a field of view and a first spectroscopic data set is obtained. The positional information is stored and the...
8274650 Signal noise reduction for imaging in biological analysis  
A system and method for characterizing contributions to signal noise associated with charge-coupled devices adapted for use in biological analysis. Dark current contribution, readout offset...