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US20120065940 SYSTEM FOR ROAD SIGN SHEETING CLASSIFICATION  
A system for classifying different types of sheeting materials of road signs depicted in a videostream compares estimated retroreflectivity values against known minimum retroreflectivity values...
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An intra-oral measurement device according to the present invention is provided with a light projecting unit for irradiating lights in at least two different wavelengths along an identical light...
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The process includes measuring flops of a layer of the coating composition applied over a test substrate of a mottling prediction device of the present invention at the start and then after a...
US20110101239 REMOTE SENSING SYSTEM  
An airborne the multi-spectral lidar instrument emits and/or detects radiation from target vegetation to assess the condition of the foliage. Time of flight analysis at multiple wavelengths...
US20110269139 BIOMARKERS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING SENSITIVITY TO EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR MODULATORS  
The present invention provides methods useful for predicting the likelihood that a mammal that will respond therapeutically to a method of treating cancer comprising administering an EGFR...
US20110047867 PLANT TREATMENT BASED ON A WATER INVARIANT CHLOROPHYLL INDEX  
A method and system of treating plants is provided. The method includes measuring optical properties of a plant using a plurality of spectral bands. The method further includes calculating in a...
US20110235032 Chiral Plasmonic Structures For Mediating Chemical Transformation And Detection Of Molecules With Spatial Chirality  
Three-dimensional metal dielectric structures are disclosed with chiral symmetry that elicit surface plasmons. The plasmons may have propagational circular polarization wherein the frequency of...
US20130107266 Process For Predicting Amount Of Coarse Flakes In Coating Compositions By Wet Color Measurement  
The present invention is directed to a process for predicting amount of coarse flakes, such as metallic aluminum flakes present in a coating composition, such as automotive OEM or refinish paint....
US20150029494 Atmospheric Molecular Contamination Control with Local Purging  
A local purging tool for purging a portion of a surface of a wafer with purging gas is disclosed. The purging tool includes a purging chamber configured to contain purging gas within a cavity of...
US20140146322 Apodization for Pupil Imaging Scatterometry  
The disclosure is directed to various apodization schemes for pupil imaging scatterometry. In some embodiments, the system includes an apodizer disposed within a pupil plane of the illumination...
US20140168651 NANOSTRUCTURE DIFFRACTION GRATINGS FOR INTEGRATED SPECTROSCOPY AND SENSING  
The present disclosure pertains to metal or dielectric nanostructures of the subwavelength scale within the grating lines of optical diffraction gratings. The nanostructures have surface plasmon...
US20110310383 HIGH RESOLUTION SURFACE PLASMON RESONANCE INSTRUMENT USING A DOVE PRISM  
A surface plasmon resonance instrument and measuring method, in which a lens collimates light into a light beam, a prism propagates the collimated light beam at a single propagation angle and with...
US20100324830 HANDHELD OPTICAL SENSOR FOR MEASURING THE NORMALIZED DIFFERENCE VEGETATIVE INDEX IN PLANTS  
A handheld sensor is disclosed. The sensor has a microcontroller, a current pulse control unit coupled to a light emitting diode (LED), and a photodiode. The microcontroller controls the current...
US20150185151 FORMULAIC IMAGING FOR TISSUE DIAGNOSIS  
Methods for reliable identification of low-contrast lesions within a tissue of a subject comprise delivering an excitation signal to the tissue, wherein the excitation signal is selected to...
US20140092388 OPTICAL ZOOM PROBE  
An optical zoom probe is provided. The optical zoom probe includes: an aperture adjuster which adjusts an aperture through which light which is transmitted by a light transmitter propagates; and a...
US20120033222 COMPOSITE PANEL HAVING INTEGRATED RAIN SENSOR  
A composite pane arrangement, in particular for a motor vehicle, is provided with a composite pane that includes, but is not limited to at least two panes connected with each other by an...
US20150103351 USING REFLECTED AND TRANSMISSION MAPS TO DETECT RETICLE DEGRADATION  
An optical reticle inspection tool is used during an inspection to obtain, for each local area, an average of multiple reflected intensity values corresponding to light reflected from a plurality...
US20130016357 Optics Sensor Structure For Detecting Water Or Oil Leakage Inside A Conservator Having A Bladder Or Membrane  
Optical sensor structure senses the presence of liquid in a sealed conservator tank. The sensor structure includes a sensor head having a body with first and second opposing ends, a plurality of...
US20130301051 SCATTERING LIGHT SOURCE MULTI-WAVELENGTH PHOTOMETER  
The present invention relates to a scattering light source photometer. In particular, the present invention relates to a portable, low cost, multi-wavelength photometer and methods for its use.
US20140226161 DENSITOMETER STEP TABLET  
The present invention provides a transmissive density and/or reflective density reference step tablet and methods of using thereof for calibrating a densitometer or the like.
US20130027709 MEASURING ASSEMBLY FOR MEASURING A SPECTACLE FRAME  
A measuring assembly for measuring an inside of a lens frame of a spectacle frame, said lens frame at least partially delimiting an inscribed surface area F that corresponds to a lens shape,...
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The present invention provides surface plasmon resonance (SPR) based sensing systems and methods for rapid, sensitive, and real-time analysis of analyte secretion from living cells. In one...
US20120056026 BIN LEVEL DETECTION WITH LIGHT INTENSITY SENSING  
An assembly has a bin level detection system having at least one sensor positioned to receive radiation reflected off any material deposited in a bin and to determine an intensity of the reflected...
US20120218554 AXIAL ILLUMINATION FOR CAPILLARY ELECTROPHORESIS  
System and method for fluorescent light excitation and detection from samples to enhance the numerical aperture and/or reduce the cross-talk of the fluorescent light.
US20120274941 SINTERED CERAMIC, CERAMIC SPHERE, AND DEVICE FOR INSPECTING CERAMIC SPHERE  
Provided are a sintered ceramic and a ceramic sphere which are inhibited from suffering surface peeling due to fatigue resulting from repetitions of loading and can attain an improvement in...
US20140082854 SYSTEMS FOR CUSTOM COLORATION  
Novel systems and methods for performing treatment (e.g., coloration) of keratinous fibers are disclosed. The methods and systems utilize one or more of a dispensing device which is configured to...
US20130128272 Minimum Retroreflectivity Compliance System, Method and Assembly  
A system, method and assembly for performing traffic sign inspections is provided. In one embodiment, the assembly includes a first plurality of sheetings that each have a combination of...
US20120307247 Fluorescence Microscopy Method And System  
A fluorescence microscopy method and system, the method comprising the steps of applying optical vortices to a metal surface for generating surface plasmon resonance (SPR) waves at the metal...
US20120057165 Particles and Methods for Long Wavelength SERS  
Embodiments include a particle comprising a surface enhanced spectroscopy (SES)-active core and a SES-active reporter molecule associated with the SES-active core wherein said particle has a...
US20110029286 NONDESTRUCTIVE ANALYSIS FOR PERIODIC STRUCTURE  
There is provided a nondestructive analysis for a periodic structure. In the method, a virtual periodic structure is set and divided into a plurality of layers. By utilizing the Lippmann-Schwinger...
US20130027706 NANO SENSING OF TEMPERATURE USING EQUAL INTENSITY DOUBLE PLASMON RESONANCE (EIDPR)  
Technologies are generally described for providing and using a material including: a template molecule; a first cluster of one or more nanoparticles located at a first site on the template...
US20120099092 DETECTION OF CONTAMINATION IN EUV SYSTEMS  
A sensor for sensing contamination in an application system is disclosed. In one aspect, the sensor comprises a capping layer. The sensor is adapted to cause a first reflectivity change upon...
US20120274933 Detection system for airborne particles  
This invention relates to a detection system for particles suspended in a gas. The detection system includes an electrostatic precipitator constructed to collect the particles from the gas onto a...
US20110051141 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...
US20130107267 SENSOR FOR USE IN A LIQUID MEDICATION DELIVERY SYSTEM  
A sensor for use in a liquid medication delivery system is presented. The sensor has a micro-fluidic chamber comprising a rigid bottom structure, a cover, and an optical detection system that...
US20120002203 Sensitivity enhancement in grating coupled surface plasmon resonance by azimuthal control  
A method and a system for the enhancement of the sensitivity in surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensors based metallic grating by exploiting the conical configuration is presented. We consider the...
US20110205544 FAST SAR ASSESSMENT AND CERTIFICATION SYSTEM FOR WIRELESS DEVICE CERTIFICATION  
A new rapid optical specific absorption rate (SAR) system is disclosed. The rapid optical SAR system has ability to measure and map the power deposited in a flat phantom or other phantom filled...
US20150160128 SELECTION OF SPECTRAL BANDS OR FILTERS FOR MATERIAL CLASSIFICATION UNDER MULTIPLEXED ILLUMINATION  
Material classification using multiplexed illumination by broadband spectral light from multiple different incident angles, coupled with multi-spectral narrow band spectral measurement of light...
US20120154817 METHOD FOR DEMONSTRATING THE PRESENCE OF MOLECULES BY MEANS OF OPTICAL GRATINGS  
A method for detecting the presence of molecules includes bringing into contact with at least one optical grating comprised of a first liquid phase, a second liquid phase which cannot be mixed...
US20150247797 MICROCHANNEL PLASMON RESONANCE BIOSENSOR  
Methods and systems for biosensing are disclosed, based on microchannel surface plasmon resonance. A surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensor (100) for detecting the presence of a target analyte in...
US20090073446 Lighting Subsystem for a Machine Vision System  
According to one of the preferred embodiments, the invention includes a machine vision system 110 for inspecting a moving object. The machine vision system 110 includes a camera subsystem 30 to...
US20140211207 Remote Optical Sensing of the Integrity of a Structure Using Reflected or Scattered Light  
A method and device for remotely detecting structural integrity using reflections or scattering from windows or other portions of a structure. The long geometrical lever arm of a reflection on a...
US20110285999 SURFACE PLASMON RESONANCE SENSOR USING METALLIC GRAPHENE, REPARING METHOD OF THE SAME, AND SURFACE PLASMON RESONANCE SENSOR SYSTEM  
There is provided a surface plasmon resonance sensor including a metallic graphene layer formed in a core of a predetermined area of an optical fiber from which a jacket and a cladding are...
US20150101365 METHOD OF PROVIDING MARKINGS TO PRECIOUS STONES INCLUDING GEMSTONES AND DIAMONDS, AND MARKINGS AND MARKED PRECIOUS STONES MARKED ACCORDING TO SUCH A METHOD  
An identifiable mark on a portion of a polished facet of a surface of an article and being identifiable by an optical magnifying viewing device, said identifiable mark comprising a nano-structure...
US20090273786 Stamp Identification Device  
The invention relates to a device for the automatic identification of stamps (4), which are provided with perforations (5) and are situated on letters. Said device comprises a light source (1),...
US20100315645 HIGH POWER ACOUSTIC RESONATOR WITH INTEGRATED OPTICAL INTERFACIAL ELEMENTS  
An optical element, which may be part of a system for optical analysis of a material in contact with it, is kept clean by means of the vibrations of a high power acoustic resonator. More...
US20140146304 HANDHELD DEVICE WITH SURFACE REFLECTION ESTIMATION  
Estimating reflectance of a surface adjacent a handheld electronic device having a orientation sensor and a light sensor, including estimating a location of the handheld electronic device relative...
US20110085170 RESONANCE FREQUENCY-MODULATED SURFACE PLASMA RESONANCE DETECTOR  
A platform able to vary a plasma resonance frequency applies to a prism of a conventional surface plasma resonance system and comprises at least one platform and a plurality of metal lines. The...
US20130021613 SPATIALLY-SELECTIVE DISKS, SUBMILLIMETER IMAGING DEVICES, METHODS OF SUBMILLIMETER IMAGING, PROFILING SCANNERS, SPECTROMETRY DEVICES, AND METHODS OF SPECTROMETRY  
One aspect of the invention provides a spatially-selective disk including a plurality of holes arranged such that a matrix having a plurality of rows, each row having elements corresponding to a...
US20150192516 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATIC MEASUREMENT OF VARIOUS QUALITIES OF PRINTED SHEETS  
Embodiments of the invention relate to the automatic measuring of such qualities of a printed sheet as reflectance excluding specular reflectance, reflectance including specular reflectance, e.g....