Patents Assigned to Teledyne ET a div. of Teledyne Industries
  • Patent number: 5466931
    Abstract: A mass spectrometry method in which notch-filtered noise is applied to an ion trap to resonate all ions except selected parent ions out of the region of the trapping field. Preferably, the trapping field is a quadrupole trapping field defined by a ring electrode and a pair of end electrodes positioned symmetrically along a z-axis, and the filtered noise is applied to the ring electrode(rather than to the end electrodes) to eject unwanted ions in radial directions (toward the ring electrode) rather than toward a detector mounted along the z-axis. Application of the filtered noise to the trap in this manner can significantly increase the operating lifetime of such an ion detector. Also preferably, the trapping field has a DC component selected so that the trapping field has both a high frequency and low frequency cutoff, and is incapable of trapping ions with resonant frequency below the low frequency cutoff or above the high frequency cutoff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1995
    Assignee: Teledyne ET a div. of Teledyne Industries
    Inventor: Paul E. Kelley