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8902422 Bulk material sampling and laser targeting system  
A method is described for providing a continuous flow of a target material past a laser to enable repeated firings of the laser beam at the material in a controlled and uniform fashion. The...
8891073 Apparatus, system, and method for laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy  
In laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), an apparatus includes a pulsed laser configured to generate a pulsed laser signal toward a sample, a constructive interference object and an optical...
8867038 Integrated analytical system and method  
An analytical assembly within a unified device structure for integration into an analytical system. The analytical assembly is scalable and includes a plurality of analytical devices, each of which...
8830469 Method for detection of gases by laser spectroscopy, and gas sensor  
A method and a sensor for detecting a target gas by laser spectroscopy using a laser or a laser diode having a monochrome emission wavelength that can be modulated by varying the operating...
8826519 System for replacing the water cooled laser in a microplate reader  
The present invention relates to a method and system for repairing and refurbishing a microplate reader of the Flipr type which has a water cooled argon laser light source. The old laser is removed...
8830563 Laser scanning microscope having a laser diode comprising a light modulation device  
The invention makes it possible to adjust the light intensity of a laser scanning microscope laser beam in an economical manner and with high accuracy. A separate acousto-optic component can be...
8817261 Surface plasmon four-wave mixing microscopy  
Laser pulses are applied to surface plasmon resonant articles such as gold nanoparticles within a microscopy sample to generate a four-wave mixing signal that is detected as the output of the...
8815500 Methods for removal of specific seed tissue or structure for seed analysis  
A method for reducing resources for selecting seed to be produced in commercial quantities or for research is disclosed. Samples of seed which are candidates for selection are collected and given...
8812088 Imaging volumes with arbitrary geometries in contact and non-contact tomography  
A method for tomographic imaging of diffuse medium includes directing waves into a diffusive medium, solving a surface-bounded inversion problem by forward field calculations through decomposition...
8786840 Method and device for remotely monitoring an area using a low peak power optical pump  
A method and device for remotely monitoring an area using a low peak power optical pump comprising one or more pumping sources, one or more lasers; and an optical response analyzer. Each pumping...
8788021 Live being optical analysis system and approach  
Analysis of live beings is facilitated. According to an example embodiment of the present invention, a light-directing arrangement such as an endoscope is mounted to a live being. Optics in the...
8773521 Endoscope apparatus  
The distal end of an inserted portion, having a simple structure, is reduced in diameter, loss of light incident from a body cavity is reduced, and light from two different directions is observed...
8760645 Method of normalizing a fluorescence analyzer  
A method of normalizing an analyzer response value of a fluorescence analyzer is provided. The method includes measuring an excitation spectrum of the analyzer and measuring an emission sensitivity...
8742340 Methods of preparing liquid blends for building calibration curves for the effect of concentration on laser-induced fluorescence intensity  
Disclosed herein are methods for determining and replicate unknown ratios of original target liquid blends, such as hydrocarbon fuel blends or contaminants, by using an in-process...
8742334 Spinning cell device for fast standardization in laser ablation inductively coupled plasma spectrometry  
A spinning cell device is described for fast and convenient standardization and analysis of constituents and isotopes in solid samples by laser ablation inductively coupled plasma (LA-ICP)...
8715572 Method and apparatus for detection, analysis, and collection of rare cellular events  
Systems and methods for the detection, analysis, and collection of rare cellular events, wherein rare cellular events are defined by events comprising less than 5% of a total number of cells in a...
8696992 Optical fiber measurement device and measurement method using same  
Disclosed is a highly reliable optical fiber measurement device and measurement method having a simple and compact structure. The device includes a planar liquid holder having a plurality of liquid...
8699022 Methods and systems for analyzing samples  
This disclosure relates to a method for analyzing a sample of material. The method includes (a) converting a portion of the sample into a plasma multiple times; (b) recording a spectrum of...
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...
8687189 Analysis of arrays by laser induced breakdown spectroscopy  
The present invention relates to the detection of materials using laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS). This invention discloses methods to draw the analyte of interest in a homogeneous...
8675192 Method and device for high speed quantitative measurement of biomolecular targets on or in biological analysis medium  
The present invention relates to a device and method for the high speed quantitative measurement of biomolecular targets on the surface or in the body of a planar medium for biological analysis....
8675193 Near-field material processing system  
Methods and systems for real time feedback and control of near-field material processing are disclosed, including generating electromagnetic radiation from a USP laser coupled to a central...
8649007 Optical emission spectroscopic (OES) instrument with automatic top and bottom slit curtains  
An optical emission spectroscopic (OES) instrument includes a spectrometer, a processor and an adjustable mask controlled by the processor. The adjustable mask defines a portion of an analytical...
8649011 Integrated analytical system and method  
An analytical assembly within a unified device structure for integration into an analytical system. The analytical assembly is scalable and includes a plurality of analytical devices, each of which...
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...
8618510 Optically integrated microfluidic cytometers for high throughput screening of photophysical properties of cells or particles  
Devices and methods for screening emissive properties of a cell, such as the resistance to photobleaching or other photophysical property. In one example, a device may include a microfluidic...
8619264 System and method for focusing optics  
In an apparatus and system for focusing optics an objective lens is configured to collect light from a region of an object to be imaged, said region having a feature with a known geometric...
8619255 Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy  
A laser induced breakdown spectroscopy system includes a laser module having a laser source, a sample chamber, a spectrometer arranged to capture spectral data from the sample chamber, a voltage...
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...
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...
8537355 Method and device for measuring a chemical composition of a liquid metal suitable for coating a steel strip  
A method and a device measure a chemical composition of a liquid metal suitable for coating a steel strip. The method measures a chemical composition of a liquid metal suitable for coating a steel...
8535877 Methods for removal of specific seed tissue or structure for seed analysis  
A method for reducing resources for selecting seed to be produced in commercial quantities or for research is disclosed. Samples of seed which are candidates for selection are collected and given...
8520205 Method and system for detecting, classifying and identifying particles  
A method and apparatus is disclosed for detecting, classifying and identifying airborne and non-airborne particles on an individual basis in substantially real time by directing a particle stream...
8502983 Apparatus and method for detecting surface plasmon resonance  
Disclosed are an apparatus and a method for detecting a surface plasmon resonance. The apparatus may radiate a polarized beam of light to a device, such as a surface plasmon resonance generator,...
8481930 Apparatus and method for replicating liquid blends and identifying the ratios of their liquid ingredients  
Described herein are methods and an apparatus to determine and replicate unknown ratios of original target liquid blends, such as hydrocarbon fuel blends or contaminants, by using an in-process...
8477304 System and method for high precision isotope ratio destructive analysis  
A system and process are disclosed that provide high accuracy and high precision destructive analysis measurements for isotope ratio determination of relative isotope abundance distributions in...
8467040 Method and apparatus for sorting cells  
A method, apparatus, and system for a sorting flow cytometer include an objective lens having an optical axis coaxially aligned with the flow path at the focal point. A controllable energy source...
8467061 Integrated analytical system and method  
An analytical assembly within a unified device structure for integration into an analytical system. The analytical assembly is scalable and includes a plurality of analytical devices, each of which...
8432542 Fiber optic probes utilizing GRIN lenses for spatially precise optical spectroscopy  
The invention provides improved fiber optic probe assemblies which utilize a configuration of gradient index (GRIN) lenses to deliver light to a focal point and collect light for analysis from the...
8405048 Fluorescence detection device and fluorescence detection method  
A fluorescence detection device includes a flow cell body including a flow channel through which a measurement object flows, a laser light source unit that irradiates, with a laser beam, the...
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...
8395773 Optical devices and methods for measuring samples  
Optical devices and methods for measuring samples while minimizing stray light are described. Such methods and devices are applicable to multiple fluid chambers with multiple sources as an...
8355126 Hand-held, self-contained optical emission spectroscopy (OES) analyzer  
A hand-held, self-contained, battery-powered test instrument for analyzing composition of a sample includes an exciter for exciting at least a portion of the sample, a compact cross-dispersed...
8334522 Method for the quantitative determination of the concentration of fluorophores of a substance in a sample and apparatus for carrying out the same  
The invention concerns methods and apparatuses for quantitatively determining the concentration of fluorophores of a substance in a sample. A constant portion of the reference light of a reference...
8325345 Methods and devices for monitoring of frying oil quality  
Herein are disclosed methods and devices for evaluating the quality of oils (e.g., cooking oil or flying oil). The methods can provide an indication of the free fatty acid content of the oil. The...
8319964 Method and apparatus to laser ablation—laser induced breakdown spectroscopy  
A method and apparatus for analyzing a target material is provided. A first laser beam pulse can be incident on a target material to create an ablation event so as to produce an ablation plume of...
8314377 Device and method for detecting plaque in the oral cavity  
The present invention regards methods and devices for detecting plaque on a surface in the oral cavity to which a fluorescent agent capable of binding to plaque has been applied, whereby a...
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...
8310754 Laser excitation fluorescent microscope  
The present application has a proposition to provide a highly efficient laser excitation fluorescent microscope. Accordingly, a laser excitation fluorescent microscope of the present application...
8300310 Method for FCS measurements  
A method for conducting FCS measurements includes providing a sample volume, emitting a target light having a first wavelength from a target light source, and marking an FCS volume in the sample...