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9304270 Monolithic optical coupling module based on total internal reflection surfaces  
In one aspect, an optical device comprises a monolithic optical module which includes a first total internal reflection (TIR) surface, a second TIR surface adjacent the first TIR surface, and a...
9040899 Tool setting or analysis device with backup or repeated trigger signal for detecting a rotating tool  
A tool setting or tool analysis device for a machine tool includes a light source for producing a light beam. A light receiver receives the light beam and produces a signal indicative of the...
9041419 Thermally activated magnetic and resistive aging  
Examples of the present invention include apparatus and methods for monitoring aging of an item. A solid-state structure is located within, adjacent to, or otherwise proximate the item, the...
9029756 Optical displacement detection apparatus and optical displacement detection method  
The present invention discloses an optical displacement detection apparatus and an optical displacement detection method. The optical displacement detection apparatus comprises: at least two light...
9024250 Electronic device with light sensor alignment structures  
Electronic devices may include light sensors. The light sensors may include alignment features. The light sensors may be optically aligned with an aperture in an opaque structure. The opaque...
9025154 Device for selecting a specific matter  
The present disclosure provides an optical device for selecting specific matter, such as plant matter. The device comprises a light source for emitting light having at least (3) wavelengths and...
9018577 Vehicular imaging system with camera misalignment correction and capturing image data at different resolution levels dependent on distance to object in field of view  
A vehicular imaging system comprises a single imaging sensor having a plurality of photosensor elements. The imaging sensor captures image data of a scene exterior of the vehicle within its field...
9012828 Method and device for sensing a position of an object  
A sensing method and device for sensing the position of an object are provided. The sensing device comprises a light source for generating a plane light, and a sensor unit disposed at one side of...
9006641 Device for detecting an object using SPAD photodiodes  
The disclosure relates to a method for detecting the presence of an object near a detection device, comprising: emitting pulses of an incident photon beam, detecting photodiodes which trigger...
9000350 Time-domain overlap imagery detecting system and method of using same  
Provided in one embodiment is a method of detecting a pulsing signal, comprising: detecting the pulsing signal using a first sensor device acquiring data at a first time interval; and detecting...
8987657 Spatial filter measuring arrangement, device, and associated method having a mirror array with movable mirror elements for generating a grating structure  
The invention relates to a spatial filter measuring arrangement (1) and a spatial filter measuring device (2) comprising at least one sensor (4, 5; 41I-41IV; 51) and a spatial filter, wherein...
8987656 Optical finger navigation device having an integrated ambient light sensor and electronic system comprising the same  
An optical finger navigation module includes a light source configured for emitting light in a first spectrum; a cover housing disposed above the light source, the cover housing including a window...
8981280 Optical interruption sensor with opposed light emitting diodes  
An optical-interrupter provides a mechanically integrated electric light source and electric light sensor positioned across a gap to transmit a light beam across the gap that may be interrupted...
8981315 Ion beam device having gas introduction port disposed on structure maintained at ground potential  
To avoid a glow discharge during the use of a conventional gas ionization chamber, there is no alternative but to increase a gas pressure. Therefore, while a conventional gas ionization chamber is...
8981271 Drive and multi-stage mounting assemblies for rigidly affixing heliostat reflectors  
A comprising a ground mount, a reflector assembly comprising a mirror and a frame rigidly connected to the mirror, a drive assembly configured to rotate the reflector assembly with respect to the...
8969842 Photointerrupter, method of manufacturing the same, and mounting structure of the same  
A photointerrupter includes a base, a light emitting element, a light receiving element, a light-transmissive detector resin member covering the light receiving element, a light-transmissive...
8967461 Tube verifier  
There is provided a tube connector for connecting between a fluid sampling tube and a fluid analyzer, the tube connector includes an end face adapted to identify the tube connector, said end face...
8969786 Optical proximity switch  
An optical proximity switch includes an optical transmitter for emitting a light signal, a transmitting lens with total internal reflection-using the light signal to form and transmit a light beam...
8969787 Optical detecting apparatus for computing location information of an object according to the generated object image data with a side light source for minimizing height  
An optical detecting apparatus, which comprises: a detecting surface; a first light source, for providing light parallel to the detecting surface; an image sensor, for detecting an object close to...
8969810 Infrared sensor device  
An infrared sensor device includes a plurality of infrared sensors that is provided in a plurality of divided areas in which an infrared-receiving area is radially divided in one plane; a detector...
8969784 Optical lens assembly and optical devices thereof  
In one embodiment, an optical lens assembly comprising a primary lens and an optical structure located at an outer portion of the lens is disclosed. The primary lens is configured to direct a...
8963069 Device having SPAD photodiodes for detecting an object with a selection of a number of photodiodes to be reversed biased  
The disclosure relates to a method for detecting the presence of an object near a detection device, comprising: reverse biasing single photon avalanche photodiodes, at a bias voltage greater than...
8963746 Photoelectric touch-sensitive linear adjustment switch for an electric appliance  
A touch-sensitive linear adjustment switch is configured to be touched along a linear direction in order to turn on or off, or make stepwise adjustment to the power supplied from, an external...
8957367 Shape sensor contained in a link of a kinematic chain with at least one pre-set perturbation and method to sense relative partial-pose information using the shape sensor  
A shape-sensing segment traverses through at least a portion of a kinematic chain of a tele-operated slave surgical instrument in a tele-operated minimally-invasive surgical system. The...
8952316 Optical control system with modulated emitters  
An optical control system is described, which employs a series of optical emitters and detectors arranged about a touch area. The emitters are driven by a series of orthogonal functions, and the...
8952306 Auto focus adjustment apparatus and image pickup apparatus  
An auto focus adjustment apparatus includes: a correction unit which corrects a defocus amount detected by a defocus amount detection unit, correspondingly to a focus area selected from a...
8946620 Proximity sensor device with internal channeling section  
A proximity sensor device, which may detect the presence of external objects at close proximity is disclosed. The proximity sensor device may comprise an emitter, a detector, a separation wall and...
8942069 Wearable object such as a timepiece including means for triggering an electronic control function  
Portable object such as a timepiece including a dial (4) covered by a watch glass (2), the portable object (1) enclosing an electronic control circuit (16) for at least one time function or...
8938295 LED based phototherapy device for photo-rejuvenation of cells  
An improvement in a light therapy device including multiple light-emitting diodes (LEDs) positioned in a handheld portable device is disclosed. Where the housing and the LEDs are configured to...
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...
8921760 Detecting apparatus for determining liquid crystal glasses displacement in a cartridge  
A detecting apparatus for determining whether liquid crystal glasses are displaced in a cartridge is disclosed. The detecting apparatus includes: a signal sensing device for sending sensing...
8921751 Outdoor lighting fixtures control systems and methods  
One embodiment of the invention relates to a system for operating a plurality of streetlights in response to motion from a vehicle. The system includes a sensor associated with at least one of the...
8912481 Reflective display including an integral motion sensing switch  
Disclosed is a motion detection switch, and more particularly a motion detection switch which can recognize motion of a reflector moved at an upper side of a display part of a mobile phone, and...
8912480 Light sensor systems for electronic devices  
The underside of an inactive portion of a display cover layer in an electronic device may be covered with an opaque masking material. Openings in the opaque masking material may be form ambient...
8912479 Sensing system for a media presenter  
A media presenter is described that includes a carriage moveable forwards and backwards along a linear presenter track between a first purge position, a stacking position, and a present position....
8912482 Position determining device and method for objects on a touch device having a stripped L-shaped reflecting mirror and a stripped retroreflector  
A method for determining the position of an object, includes: respectively detecting a light beam of a light emitting module emitted from a reference point and respectively reflected and...
8907264 Motion and simple gesture detection using multiple photodetector segments  
An optoelectronics apparatus selectively drives a light source, and includes four electrically isolated photodetector (PD) segments that detect light that has reflected off an object. Each of the...
8907263 Position detecting device using reflection type photosensors  
There is provided a position detecting device using reflection type photosensors in which a position sensing of lens located not less than 1 mm apart from a sensor can be conducted. A pair of...
8901940 Resistor storage cavity in plug of sensing edge  
A sensing edge for providing a signal to a controller indicating that a forward edge of a door is obstructed during operation includes an elongated sheath and first and second end plugs. The...
8901476 Temporal based motion sensor reporting  
Methods and systems may include a motion sensor and logic to sample an output signal of the motion sensor. The logic can also be configured to track an amount of time the motion sensor is...
8890054 Photoelectric sensor used for detection of thin objects  
A photoelectric sensor includes a phototransmitter that outputs light toward a detection target region of an object; an optical receiver that receives the light outputted from the...
8878124 Optical touch device having an auxiliary light guide component disposed between the two neighboring ends of first and second light guide components  
An optical touch device with a detecting area includes light guide components, a light source module, a light detecting component and an auxiliary light guide component. Each light guide component...
8872098 Scanning FTIR systems for touch detection  
A touch-sensitive apparatus operates by FTIR (Frustrated Total Internal Reflection) to detect touches on a surface of a light transmissive panel. An illumination arrangement is controlled to...
8872772 Interactive input system and pen tool therefor  
A pen tool for use with a machine vision interactive input system comprises an elongate body and a tip arrangement at one end of the body, an end surface of the body at least partially about the...
8874323 Device and method for generating a control signal  
A device is described for generating a control signal for controlling a passenger protection arrangement of a motor vehicle, having a first acceleration sensor for generating a first acceleration...
8873069 Motion sensing method for determining whether to perform motion sensing according to distance detection result and related apparatus thereof  
A motion sensing method for an object includes: receiving a distance detection result which is used for indicating distance detection information of the object in a neighborhood of a motion...
8866064 Multi-directional proximity sensor  
A proximity sensor with multi-directional movement detection is provided. The proximity sensor may include an ASIC chip; at least three light sources configured to emit light in a particular...
8853612 Light barrier  
A light barrier having at least one transmitter (6) and at least one receiver (8) for a light beam and having a light path (1), which runs between a first side (2) and a second side (4) of a...
8847918 Optical position detection device and display device with position detection function  
An optical position detection device includes: a detecting light source section adapted to emit a detection light beam; a light source drive section adapted to drive the detecting light source...
8845274 Sensor for detecting hydrocarbon in a seal  
A hydrocarbon presence sensor used to detect for the presence of a fuel in a buffer cavity of an inter-propellant seal. A sensor is formed on a rotor shaft in the buffer cavity and an optical...