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9347877 Laser gas analyzer  
A laser gas analyzer includes a wavelength-variable laser having a wide wavelength-variable width, a light-split module configured to split an output light of the wavelength-variable laser into a...
9200887 Compact, low dispersion, and low aberration adaptive optics scanning system  
An adaptive optics scanning system using a beam projection module with four or more axes of motion that can project and control the position and angle of a beam of light to or from an adaptive...
9140990 Polarization-modulating element, illumination optical apparatus, exposure apparatus, and exposure method  
There is disclosed a polarization-modulating element for modulating a polarization state of incident light into a predetermined polarization state, the polarization-modulating element being made...
9116130 Reflection type optical sensor and image generation apparatus  
A reflection type optical sensor that detect a surface condition of a moving body and that is used for an image generation apparatus which forms images on a recording media includes a...
9110163 Lidar-based classification of object movement  
Within machine vision, object movement is often estimated by applying image evaluation techniques to visible light images, utilizing techniques such as perspective and parallax. However, the...
9103721 High speed microscope with spectral resolution  
A system and method of high-speed microscopy using a two-photon microscope with spectral resolution. The microscope is operable to provide two- to five-dimensional fluorescence images of samples,...
9086272 Profile measuring apparatus, method for manufacturing structure, and structure manufacturing system  
There is provided a profile measuring apparatus which measures a profile of an object including: a projection unit which projects a pattern on the object from a projection direction; a measurement...
9059568 Optical electrical field enhancing device and measuring apparatus equipped with the device  
An optical electrical field enhancing device includes: a transparent substrate having a structure of fine protrusions and recesses on the surface thereof; and a metal structure layer of fine...
9046474 Multi-analyzer angle spectroscopic ellipsometry  
Ellipsometry systems and ellipsometry data collection methods with improved stabilities are disclosed. In accordance with the present disclosure, multiple predetermined, discrete analyzer angles...
9046792 Projection exposure tool for microlithography and method for microlithographic imaging  
A projection exposure tool for microlithography for imaging mask structures of an image-providing substrate onto a substrate to be structured includes a measuring apparatus configured to determine...
9041933 System and method for characterizing crude oil fractions  
A system for characterizing crude oil fractions includes a maltenes sample reservoir, a first solvent reservoir, a second solvent reservoir, and a third solvent reservoir. The system further...
9041928 Feature value estimation device and corresponding method, and spectral image processing device and corresponding method  
An estimation device is configured to estimate a feature value of a specific component contained in a sample and includes: a spectral estimation parameter storage module; a calibration parameter...
9041937 Interference measurement device and measurement method  
[Problem to be Solved] To improve the measurement accuracy of an interference measurement device which utilizes interference of light. [Means for Solution] An interference measurement device...
9041919 Infrared-based metrology for detection of stress and defects around through silicon vias  
An approach for IR-based metrology for detecting stress and/or defects around TSVs of semiconductor devices is provided. Specifically, in a typical embodiment, a beam of IR light will be emitted...
9041936 ASE swept source with self-tracking filter for OCT medical imaging  
An integrated swept wavelength tunable optical source uses a narrowband filtered broadband signal with an optical amplifier and self-tracking filter. This source comprises a micro optical bench, a...
9041927 Terahertz-infrared ellipsometer system, and method of use  
A dual scanning and FTIR system for application in the Terahertz and broadband blackbody frequency range including sources for providing Thz and broadband blackbody range and electromagnetic...
9041914 Three-dimensional coordinate scanner and method of operation  
A noncontact optical three-dimensional measuring device that includes a projector, a first camera, and a second camera; a processor electrically coupled to the projector, the first camera and the...
9041931 Substrate analysis using surface acoustic wave metrology  
A system for imposing and analyzing surface acoustic waves in a substrate to determine characteristics of the substrate is disclosed. Optical elements and arrangements for imposing and analyzing...
9041918 Measuring apparatus and referencing method for a digital laser distance meter, and laser distance meter  
A handheld distance measuring instrument includes a first emission device, a first reception device and a second reception device. The first emission device is configured to emit an optical...
9041923 Peri-critical reflection spectroscopy devices, systems, and methods  
Spectroscopy apparatuses oriented to the critical angle of the sample are described that detecting the spectral characteristics of a sample wherein the apparatus consists of an electromagnetic...
9041921 Defect inspection device and defect inspection method  
A defect inspection device has: an illumination optical system which irradiates a predetermined region of an inspection target with illumination light; a detection optical system which has a...
9041920 Device for evaluation of fluids using electromagnetic energy  
A portable, tabletop fluid sampling device simplifies spectral analysis to produce an accurate but inexpensive chromatic fingerprint for fluid samples. In one embodiment, the sampling device uses...
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...
9041917 Range sensor and range image sensor  
The range image sensor is a range image sensor which is provided on a semiconductor substrate with an imaging region composed of a plurality of two-dimensionally arranged units (pixel P), thereby...
9041925 Laser diffraction with inhaler enclosed in positive pressure chamber  
The present disclosure relates to an improved device and methods for adapting to a laser diffraction apparatus used for measuring particle size distribution and density of the plume of a powder...
9042414 External cavity laser source  
A tunable laser source that includes multiple gain elements and uses a spatial light modulator in an external cavity to produce spectrally tunable output is claimed. Several designs of the...
9042635 System and a method for inspecting an object using a hybrid sensor  
A system, that includes a hybrid sensor that comprises: a monochromatic portion that is arranged to obtain a monochromatic image of a first area of an object; a multiple-color portion that is...
9038434 Computing device and method for calibrating star probe of image measuring machine  
In a method for calibrating a star probe of an image measuring machine, the star probe includes one or more probe heads. Probe configuration information for the star probe is configured when there...
9041938 Surface wave assisted structures and systems  
A surface wave assisted system having an aperture layer with a surface and an aperture, and a plurality of grooves around the aperture. The plurality of grooves is configured to generate an...
9041915 Systems and methods of scene and action capture using imaging system incorporating 3D LIDAR  
The present invention pertains to systems and methods for the capture of information regarding scenes using single or multiple three-dimensional LADAR systems. Where multiple systems are included,...
9041916 Three-dimensional image sensor and mobile device including same  
A 3D image sensor includes a depth pixel that includes; a photo detector generating photo-charge, first and second floating diffusion regions, a first transfer transistor transferring photo-charge...
9041924 Transmissive diffraction grating and detection apparatus  
A transmissive diffraction grating includes a polarization conversion layer, a first diffractive layer disposed on one surface side of the polarization conversion layer, and a second diffractive...
9041940 Three-dimensional shape measuring apparatus  
According to one embodiment, a three-dimensional shape measuring apparatus includes at least an aperture plate that is provided with a plurality of confocal apertures which are two-dimensionally...
9041930 Digital pathology system  
The present invention may include an illumination source; a TDI sensor having a plurality of rows of TDI pixels, wherein each of the TDI pixels have a 1:1 aspect ratio; a multicolor filter...
9039603 Propulsion apparatus and drive apparatus for endoscope  
A propulsion apparatus for an endoscope includes a propulsion assembly for mounting on a tip device of the endoscope, for propulsion in a body cavity. First and second wire devices are disposed to...
9041934 Dispersion managed interferometric fiber optic gyroscope  
A dispersion managed interferometric fiber optic gyroscope comprising: a coupler coupled to the broadband light source via a first input fiber; an IOC comprising: a beamsplitter that directs the...
9041932 Conformal filter and method for use thereof  
A system and method for detecting analytes using a conformal filter. A conformal filter, which may comprise a tunable filter, is configured to filter interacted photons conforming to a spectral...
9038474 Photoacoustic measuring apparatus  
The present invention employs a photoacoustic measuring apparatus including: a laser light source; a forming unit for forming a second light beam by dividing or deforming a laser light beam; an...
9041408 Removable surface-wave networks for in-situ material health monitoring  
A system for measuring properties of a surface under test with surface waves includes a surface wave network including a dielectric substrate, a reactive grid of a plurality of metallic patches on...
9041935 Measuring polarization crosstalk in optical birefringent materials and devices based on reduction of line broadening caused by birefringent dispersion  
Techniques and devices for measuring polarization crosstalk in birefringence optical media including polarization maintaining fiber.
9041929 Method for securing a display diagnostic device to a display  
An apparatus for securing a diagnostic tool proximate to and in front of a display device between the corners thereof. A harness is adapted to releasably hold the diagnostic tool, a restraining...
9041922 System and method for biological specimen mounting  
A system and method for mounting a section onto a substrate, the system comprising: a fluid channel including: a fluid channel inlet that receives the section, processed from a bulk embedded...
9041926 Apparatus and method for in-flight detection of airborne volcanic ash  
A method of optically determining the presence of volcanic ash within a cloud comprises emitting a circularly polarized illuminating beam within a cloud and analyzing backscatter light to identify...
9041939 Apparatus and method for compensating for sample misalignment  
A method of compensating for sample misalignment in an optical measurement apparatus (40), comprises the steps of: determining an expected response from a detector (58) in said optical measurement...
9036141 Surface inspection apparatus and surface inspection method  
A surface inspection apparatus includes a blocking unit included in a subsequent processing unit that groups data items into having an arbitrary number of data items. The subsequent processing...
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...
9036139 Optical characteristic measurement apparatus  
An optical characteristic measurement apparatus acquires a measurement value pertaining to an image characteristic of an optical system to be tested on a plurality of evaluation planes, and...
9036145 Conoscopic illumination optical device with a hollow cone for an optical microscope and method of optical microscopy in conoscopy  
A method of microscopy and an illumination optical device with a hollow cone for a microscope, the illumination device includes a first conical lens (1) able to receive a collimated incident light...
9036147 Spectrum measuring apparatus  
Disclosed is a spectrum measuring apparatus for shortening such a measurement time period for an object being measured including two or more mutually different measurement portions as is required...
9036151 Optical parameter measuring apparatus and optical parameter measuring method  
An optical parameter measuring apparatus for measuring optical parameters of an object includes a light source, a polarizing module, a Stokes polarimeter and a calculating module. The light source...