Patents by Inventor Martin Shenker

Martin Shenker has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20090213382
    Abstract: An array surface plasmon resonance (SPR) analysis instrument comprising a reflective SPR sensor array, a light source assembly arranged to project a collimated beam of light onto the reflective SPR sensor array to provide a reflected array image of the sensor array, and to scan the incident angle of the collimated beam of light over an angular range, and a detector assembly oriented to receive the reflected array image of the sensor array over the angular range, the detector assembly comprises a two-dimensional detector sensing element that is tilted with respect to the optical axis of the lens assembly in accordance with the Scheimpflug condition, and a lens assembly for focusing the reflected array image of said SPR sensor array onto said tilted detector sensing element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventors: David H. Tracy, Jennifer M. Brockman, Keith S. Ferrara, Martin Shenker, Robert Kersten, Steven E. Cohen, Gary Bodley, Patrick Tuxbury, Paul Hetherington, Enrico Picozza
  • Publication number: 20070109542
    Abstract: An optical analysis unit especially suitable for performing grating coupled surface plasmon resonance (SPR) imaging features a pivoting light source capable of scanning through a range of angles of incident light projected onto a stationary target sensor, such as an SPR sensor. The reflected image from the illuminated sensor is detected, e.g., by a CCD camera and the image and angular scan data are processed, for example by a fitting algorithm, to provide real time analysis of reactions taking place on the surface of the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2004
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Inventors: David Tracy, Jennifer Brockman, Keith Ferrara, Martin Shenker, Robert Kersten, Steven Cohen, Gary Bodley, Patrick Tuxbury, Paul Hetherington, Enrico Picozza
  • Patent number: 5596451
    Abstract: An assembly for producing a visual display includes a light-reflecting type spatial light modulator and an illumination arrangement for providing a particular source of light. The spatial light modulator has a light reflecting surface cooperating with a light modulating medium switchable between different states so as to act on light in ways which form an overall pattern of reflected, modulated light. The spatial light modulator also has an arrangement for switching the modulating medium between the different states in a controlled way so as to form the overall pattern. The overall assembly further includes an optics arrangement having a first member defining a light reflecting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1997
    Assignees: Displaytech, Inc., Martin Shenker Optical Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Handschy, Michael R. Meadows, Martin Shenker, Paul E. Weissman
  • Patent number: 4708438
    Abstract: An optical simulation system comprising a model (12) and collimating optics (16) is disclosed. An image is presented to an observer (32) by means of a plurality of lenses (24, 26) and mirrors optically aligned with the collimating optics. The optics of the system are adjustable so that the range changes of the model can be accommodated without moving large optical elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1987
    Assignee: Farrand Optical Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. LaRussa, Martin Shenker
  • Patent number: 4395234
    Abstract: A multiple output optical scanning probe consisting of a one power focussing telescope and a field splitting system with a plurality of imaging systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1983
    Assignee: Farrand Optical Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Martin Shenker
  • Patent number: 4029396
    Abstract: A lens system for modifying the spherical aberration of optical apparatus comprises three groups of lens elements arrayed in order along an optical axis of the apparatus: a first lens group has a negative optical power; a second lens group has substantially zero optical power and is bent to have a substantial amount of spherical aberration; and a third lens group has a positive optical power. The relative spacing between the second lens group and the first and third lens groups is variable to modify the spherical aberration introduced into the optical apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1977
    Assignee: Farrand Optical Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Martin Shenker
  • Patent number: 3994443
    Abstract: A miniaturized object cleaning apparatus which is portable and adjustable including two juxtaposed concave, allochiral, elongated tubular jaws containing opposed openings for passage of ionized air in the form of jets to remove fine dust particles from said article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1976
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1976
    Inventor: Martin Shenker