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9041941 Optical system for occupancy sensing, and corresponding method  
An optical system for occupancy sensing according to the invention includes a plurality of optical line sensors, each consisting of a linear array of light sensing elements; and an optical light...
9036161 Label edge detection using out-of-plane reflection  
This disclosure describes an optical method of detecting the presence of pressure-sensitive labels, using the reflective properties of their edges. Labels that are removably attached to a liner...
9036160 Device for recording biometric data  
The invention refers to a device for recording biometric data, such as lines of finger or hand. A rest is provided on the device for the hand and finger, respectively, as well as an illuminating...
9027218 Opto-mechanical postion finder  
An apparatus and method for finding part position relations of parts of mechanical and opto-mechanical machining and quality control systems, and for recognizing these parts, is disclosed. The...
9030674 Method and apparatus for secure control of a robot  
A device according to the invention (1) for monitoring the safety of at least one robot (2), having a non-contact detection apparatus (3A, 3B) for monitoring a working space (A) of at least one...
9025166 Proximity sensing method, proximity sensing device, and electronic device thereof  
An exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure illustrates a proximity sensing method used in a controller of a proximity sensing device. Firstly, a cross talk value is initialized. After the...
9019510 Control method and apparatus for positioning a stage  
A plurality of laser positioning units are used to position an X-Y stage. In each laser positioning unit, a mirror constantly reflects laser beam to an optical position sensor, where the mirror is...
9019512 Apparatus and method for in situ testing of microscale and nanoscale samples  
According to example embodiments of the invention, a microscale testing stage comprises a frame having first and second opposing ends and first and second side beams, at least one deformable force...
9019511 Optical probe for vision measurements  
A coordinate measurement machine having a feeler whose position is determined optically and a lens for use in such a machine and a method for making a lens for a coordinate measurement machine,...
9013714 Method of analyzing video or image data of an absorbent article  
A method for determining the proper placement of an absorbent article on an undergarment is provided. The method includes receiving a still or video image of the absorbent article in the...
9013716 Positioning device for an optical triangulation sensor  
The invention provides a positioning device for locating a planar light beam emitted by an optical triangulation sensor across a diameter of a hole formed in a surface of an object. The...
9013715 Detection system and detection method for detecting distance value of back light module  
A detection system for detecting a distance value between a light source and a group of optical films of a back light module includes a base, a luminance detection device, a transfer device, and a...
9007601 Automatic measurement of dimensional data with a laser tracker  
Measuring with a system having retroreflector targets and a laser tracker includes storing a list of coordinates for three targets and at least one added point; capturing on a photosensitive array...
8997362 Portable articulated arm coordinate measuring machine with optical communications bus  
A portable articulated arm coordinate measurement machine (AACMM) having opposed first and second ends and a plurality of connected arm segments each having at least one position transducer for...
8994957 Detection method and detection apparatus  
A detection method of detecting a position of an uppermost substrate of a plurality of substrates stacked on each other includes applying illumination to a region covering a portion of an edge of...
8994959 Device and method for printing containers and capturing the rotary position of at least one rotary device provided for receiving the containers  
The invention relates to a device for capturing the rotary position (D) of at least one rotary device (4) provided for receiving a container (3) by means of at least one sensor unit (5), wherein...
8989897 Robot-cell calibration  
A calibration system for a robot and its peripheral includes an emitter attached to the robot or its peripheral and emits a laser beam and a receiver also mounted to the robot or its peripheral at...
8988691 Position-measuring device  
A position-measuring device is used to detect the relative position of two machine components that are disposed in a manner allowing movement relative to each other at least along a first and a...
8982191 Divergence ratio distance mapping camera  
The present invention relates to a method and system for detecting and mapping three-dimensional information pertaining to one or more target objects. More particularly, the invention consists of...
8981297 Coordinate measuring device having automatic target detection  
A coordinate measuring device includes a carrier that can be rotated automatically about two axes and that can be directed toward a measuring aid. The following are arranged on the carrier so as...
8982360 Apparatus and method of using a light conduit in a position detector  
A position detector includes a source of radiant energy, such as infrared light. A sensor is spaced from the source. The source and the sensor can be carried spaced apart from one another by a...
8981324 Patient alignment system with external measurement and object coordination for radiation therapy system  
A patient alignment system for a radiation therapy system. The alignment system includes multiple external measurement devices which obtain position measurements of components of the radiation...
8979986 Method and apparatus for measuring ash deposit levels in a particulate filter  
The present disclosure provides a method and apparatus for measuring ash deposit levels in a particulate filter comprising at least one cell. One or more indicator components is inserted into the...
8982359 System for detecting motion, lithographic apparatus and device manufacturing method  
A system for detecting motion of a body, the system comprising: a body; a first grating mounted substantially stationary relative to a frame of reference; a second grating mounted on the body; a...
8976368 Optical grid enhancement for improved motor location  
Methods for performing a scheme that results in a refined measurement pattern within an optical grid are provided. Physically adjusting spacing of elements within an optical grid to achieve...
8964179 Method and apparatus for measuring a pitch static attitude of a head stack assembly  
A tester including a laser transmitter, a laser receiver, a zero reference plane located between the laser transmitter and the laser receiver, a tower reference plane located between the laser...
8964190 Alignment apparatus, substrates stacking apparatus, stacked substrates manufacturing apparatus, exposure apparatus and alignment method  
The throughput of the alignment in an alignment apparatus is improved. There is provided an alignment apparatus for aligning a substrate having an alignment mark, including a first aligner that...
8958078 Two-dimensional, position-sensitive sensor-based system for positioning object having six degrees of freedom in space  
A two-dimensional, position-sensitive sensor-based system for positioning an object having six degrees of freedom in space, used for positioning of a silicon table and mask table of a lithography...
8955982 Virtual segmentation of interactive scanning laser projector display  
Regions are defined in projected content to create a virtually segmented display. When reflections are received from objects within a defined region, the reflections are recognized and passed to a...
8958079 System and method for inspecting railroad ties  
A system for inspecting railroad ties in a railroad track includes a light generator, an optical receiver and a processor. The light generator is oriented to project a beam of light across the...
8953173 Apparatus for microlithographic projection exposure and apparatus for inspecting a surface of a substrate  
An apparatus (10) for microlithographic projection exposure, which includes: an optical system (18) for imaging mask structures (16) onto a surface (21) of a substrate (20) by projecting the mask...
8953174 Displacement measuring apparatus and apparatus that measure relative displacement between structure and sensor  
A displacement measuring apparatus includes a light source configured to illuminate light, and a photodetector provided on a structure and configured to detect reflected light from a reflection...
8947678 Method for correcting three-dimensional measurements of a spherically mounted retroreflector  
A method of measuring spherically mounted retroreflector (SMR) with a 3D coordinate measurement device such as a laser tracker. The SMR includes an open-air cube corner retroreflector having a...
8941833 Alignment registration feature for analyte sensor optical reader  
An optical reader for interrogating an optical analyte sensor includes a housing, comprising in its interior: at least one light source, a detector, and a programmable logic device. The housing...
8937745 Method for correcting stitching errors in multi-color high-speed printing  
A method for high-speed multi-color printing includes at least one high-resolution sensor array (23), wherein an output of the high-resolution sensor array is transmitted to a controller (19); at...
8938318 Method and system for navigating a robotic garden tool  
The present invention relates to a method (300) and a system (100) for navigating a robotic garden tool (202) based on one or more operating parameters for subareas (210-218) within the working...
8937726 Rotary position measuring instrument  
A rotary position measuring instrument that includes a light source and a graduated disk having a measuring standard. The rotary position measuring instrument including an optoelectronic detector...
8933387 Optical potentiometer and manipulator  
An optical potentiometer includes a metal pipe having one end closed, a metal pipe that has a relationship of a nested structure with respect to the metal pipe and guides the metal pipe movably in...
8928873 Sensors, systems and methods for position sensing  
Various systems and methods for estimating the position of a radiation source in three-dimensional space, together with sensors for use in such systems are described. In some embodiments, the...
8928893 Proximity sensor  
The internal propagation of radiation between a radiation source and radiation detector mounted within a sensor package is prevented by the use of an optical isolator. The optical isolator is...
8922788 Methods and systems for determining a probe-off condition in a medical device  
A physiological monitoring system may determine a probe-off condition. A physiological sensor may be used to emit one or more wavelengths of light. A received light signal may be processed to...
8922789 Displacement measuring device and displacement measuring method  
Displacement measuring device with light irradiation system, first and second FBGs and detecting system. The first FBG has first transmittance distribution or first reflectance distribution. The...
8924003 Thermal displacement compensation method and thermal displacement compensation device for machine tool  
In a thermal displacement compensation method for a machine tool, in which a feed shaft thermal displacement amount is obtained and an amount which cancels the obtained feed shaft thermal...
8913252 Computing device and measurement control method  
A computing device is electronically connected to a measurement machine and a controller. The controller is connected to a sensor installed on the measurement machine. The computing device...
8908178 Method for atmospheric laser beam detection using remote sensing of off-axis scattering  
A method involves obtaining a first beam image on a focal plane of a first camera and a second beam image on a focal plane of a second camera from light scattered by ambient atmospheric aerosols...
8908194 Compensation of measurement errors due to dynamic deformations in a coordinate measuring machine  
A measuring machine includes a mobile unit to move a measurement sensor in a measurement volume. The mobile unit includes at least one member mobile along an axis under the thrust of driving means...
8902435 Position detection apparatus and image display apparatus  
This position detection apparatus includes a plurality of light receiving portions receiving a reflected laser beam from an indicator, a lens, a masking portion arranged between the light...
8902433 Device and methods for cartridge detection  
The present disclosure relates to an accommodating device for a dispensing or infusion device, comprising: a displaceable element which is displaced within the accommodating device when a...
8902434 Position measuring device and method for determining an absolute position  
A position measuring apparatus with at least one material measure comprised of an optical structure of an arrangement of 3-D reflectors, at least one light receiver arranged at a distance from the...
8896848 Method and apparatus for using gestures to control a laser tracker  
Optically communicating from a user to a laser tracker a command to control tracker operation includes providing a rule of correspondence between each of a plurality of commands and temporal...