Plural Radiation Sources Patents (Class 250/494.1)
  • Patent number: 10264645
    Abstract: A light, in particular for testing workpiece surfaces using a fluorescent marking device, which light has at least two lighting elements that emit electromagnetic radiation with different wavelength ranges. The intensity with which the lighting element irradiates can be adjusted separately for at least one of the lighting elements. Expediently, the light is configured to increase or reduce the intensity of at least one of the lighting elements and at the same time to keep the intensity of at least one other of the lighting elements constant, or to reduce it or increase it in the opposite way to the first-mentioned lighting element. The light is configured to adjust the intensity at such a speed that the human eye can adapt to a change in the intensity during the adjustment without adverse effects on the person's sight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Marc Breit
  • Patent number: 10206838
    Abstract: An incubator of the disclosure is configured such that a top hood is detachable from a peripheral frame by unlatching first latch mechanisms that latch the top hood. The incubator is also configured such that any of wall portion among four wall portions configuring the peripheral frame are detachable from an incubator base by unlatching any of corresponding second to fifth latch mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: ATOM MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Wakabayashi, Kenji Kobayashi, Masaaki Oohashi, Ichiro Matsubara, Terumi Matsubara
  • Patent number: 10110883
    Abstract: A device can determine a distance to an object. The device can use the determined distance to vary a focal length of a first adjustable element so that the first adjustable element directs light from the object into a first waveguide and onto a detector, and forms an image of the object at the detector. The device can produce an image, such as augmented content, on a panel. The device can direct light from the panel into a second waveguide. The device can use the determined distance to vary a focal length of a second adjustable element so that the second adjustable element directs light out of the second waveguide and forms a virtual image of the panel in a plane coincident with the object. The device can operate as an augmented reality headset. The adjustable elements can be phase modulators, or acoustically responsive material with surface acoustic wave transducers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: DAQRI, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Mullins, Matthew Kammerait
  • Patent number: 10092665
    Abstract: UV hard-surface disinfection system that is able to disinfect the hard surfaces in a room, while minimizing missed areas due to shadows by providing multiple UV light towers that can be placed in several areas of a room such that shadowed areas are eliminated and that can be transported by a cart that is low to the ground such that the towers may be loaded and unloaded easily by a single operator. The system is able to be controlled remotely, such that during activation of the system, no operator is present, and to automatically cut power to all towers in the event that a person enters the room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Surfacide, LLC
    Inventors: Waldemar John Lyslo, Mark Howard Schwartz, Stephen Boyd Pettis
  • Patent number: 9782505
    Abstract: UV hard-surface disinfection system that is able to disinfect the hard surfaces in a room, while minimizing missed areas due to shadows by providing multiple UV light towers that can be placed in several areas of a room such that shadowed areas are eliminated and that can be transported by a cart that is low to the ground such that the towers may be loaded and unloaded easily by a single operator. The system is able to be controlled remotely, such that during activation of the system, no operator is present, and to automatically cut power to all towers in the event that a person enters the room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Surfacide, LLC
    Inventors: Waldemar John Lyslo, Mark Howard Schwartz, Stephen Boyd Pettis
  • Patent number: 9698003
    Abstract: Apparatuses are disclosed which include a discharge lamp configured to emit ultraviolet light, a power circuit configured to operate the discharge lamp, and a reflector system configured to redirect ultraviolet light emitted from the discharge lamp. In some embodiments, the apparatuses include a support structure containing the power circuit and supporting the discharge lamp. In some of such embodiments, the reflector system is configured to redirect ultraviolet light propagating away from the support structure to a region exterior to the apparatus and which is between approximately 2 feet and approximately 4 feet from a floor of a room in which the apparatus is arranged. In other embodiments, the reflector system may be additionally or alternatively configured to redirect ultraviolet light propagating away from the support structure to encircle an exterior surface of the apparatus. In any case, the reflector system may, in some embodiments, include a repositionable reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: XENEX DISINFECTION SERVICES, LLC.
    Inventors: Mark Andrew Stibich, James Blaine Wolford, Alexander Nathan Garfield, Martin Rathgeber, Eric Martin Frydendall
  • Patent number: 9572996
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for the stimulation of thermal receptors in the skin of a patient by means of thermal stimuli. The device comprises a plurality of noninvasive stimulation units for irradiating the skin of the patient with electromagnetic radiation, wherein thermal stimuli are produced by absorption of the electromagnetic radiation in the skin of the patient and the wavelength range of the electromagnetic radiation emitted by the stimulation units can be adjusted. The device also comprises a control unit for controlling the stimulation units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Alexander Tass, Jean-Christophe Roulet, Thomas Von Bueren, Jean-Noel Fehr, Urban Schnell
  • Patent number: 9421398
    Abstract: A radiation therapy system comprises a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system combined with an irradiation system, which can include one or more linear accelerators (linacs) that can emit respective radiation beams suitable for radiation therapy. The MRI system includes a split magnet system, comprising first and second main magnets separated by gap. A gantry is positioned in the gap between the main MRI magnets and supports the linac(s) of the irradiation system. The gantry is rotatable independently of the MRI system and can angularly reposition the linac(s). Shielding can also be provided in the form of magnetic and/or RF shielding. Magnetic shielding can be provided for shielding the linac(s) from the magnetic field generated by the MRI magnets. RF shielding can be provided for shielding the MRI system from RF radiation from the linac.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: ViewRay Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shmaryu M. Shvartsman, Gordon DeMeester, James F. Dempsey, John Lester Patrick
  • Patent number: 9360187
    Abstract: This light source 1 is provided with a luminescent cylinder 3A housing a luminescent part 2 to generate light; a light guide cylinder 3B connected to the luminescent cylinder 3A on a one end side, and configured to guide the light generated by the luminescent part 2, to an exit window 4 provided on the other end side; and a cylindrical reflective cylinder 9 inserted and fixed between the exit window 4 of the light guide cylinder 3B and a portion connecting the luminescent cylinder 3A and the exit window 4, and having an inner wall surface as a reflective surface 9a to reflect the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K. K.
    Inventor: Shigeki Matsuura
  • Patent number: 9061142
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a data processing method for determining a treatment plan for radiation therapy treatment of at least two spatially separate targets by means of a treatment device constituted to treat the at least two targets by means of one or more sub-beams during a treatment time, the one or more sub-beams constituting at least one treatment beam which is to pass through the at least two targets in accordance with a treatment plan during the treatment time, the treatment device being further constituted to allow for simultaneous treatment of the at least two targets by at least two of the sub-beams at least during a time interval during the treatment time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventor: Stefan Vilsmeier
  • Patent number: 9005452
    Abstract: A device for purifying a fluid is disclosed. The aforesaid device comprises: (a) a passage adapted for conducting a flow of the fluid, said passage provided with input and output openings; (b) a plurality of elongate members coated with a titanium oxide disposed within the passage; (c) fastening means for mechanically fixating terminals of the elongate members within the passage; (d) at least one source of ultraviolet radiation adapted for illuminating the elongate members; (e) pumping means adapted for generating the fluid flow through the passage from the input opening to the output opening. The fastening means comprises at least two fasteners. Each fastener comprises two mutually orthogonal spaced apart pluralities of parallel rods. The rods are adapted for restricting lateral displacement of the elongate members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventors: Alex Arenshtam, Pinchas Maman
  • Publication number: 20150076367
    Abstract: An assembly and method for irradiating a surface utilizing a plurality of LEDs in a pattern such that a linear fill factor characterizing such pattern is at least 80% along a focusing direction and/or at least 20% along a direction transverse to said focusing direction, the radiation emitted from the LEDs and reflected onto the surface from a trough reflector. Non-linear disposal of LEDs on an LED assembly is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: MICHAEL D. CALLAGHAN, Robert L. Sargent
  • Publication number: 20150076368
    Abstract: An assembly and method for irradiating a surface utilizing a plurality of LEDs in a pattern such that a linear fill factor characterizing such pattern is at least 80% along a focusing direction and/or at least 20% along a direction transverse to said focusing direction, the radiation emitted from the LEDs and reflected onto the surface from a trough reflector. Non-linear disposal of LEDs on an LED assembly is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: ROBERT L. SARGENT, Robert F. Karlicek, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150069265
    Abstract: A solution for generating ultraviolet diffusive radiation is provided. A diffusive ultraviolet radiation illuminator includes at least one ultraviolet radiation source located within a reflective cavity that includes a plurality of surfaces. At least one of the plurality of surfaces can be configured to diffusively reflect at least 70% of the ultraviolet radiation and at least one of the plurality of surfaces can be configured to transmit at least 30% of the ultraviolet radiation and reflect at least 10% of the ultraviolet radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: SENSOR ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Saulius Smetona, Alexander Dobrinsky, Timothy James Bettles, Yuri Bilenko, Ignas Gaska, Michael Shur, Remigijus Gaska
  • Publication number: 20150034843
    Abstract: A shade structure comprising a horizontal box that is open in a lower region and comprises within it a motorized roller with a shade associated therewith, cooperating with optional guides, and at least one bactericidal lamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Marco ANTONIAZZI
  • Patent number: 8901518
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a heating assembly using a heat exchange device to cool a plurality of heating element. The heating assembly includes a plurality of heating elements, a cooling element having one or more cooling channels for receiving cooling fluid therein, and a heat exchange device disposed between the plurality of heating elements and the cooling element. The heat exchange device comprises a hot interface disposed adjacent to and in thermal contact with the plurality of heating elements and a cold interface disposed adjacent to and in thermal contact with the cooling element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph M. Ranish, Aaron Muir Hunter
  • Publication number: 20140346372
    Abstract: A lamp includes: a housing; a platform supported by the housing; a left light source disposed on a left side of the lamp; a right light source disposed on a right side of the lamp; a first top light source disposed at least partially above the platform, wherein; the left and right sources extend closer to a front of the lamp than the first top light source; and a space between the platform and the; light sources; to simultaneously receive therein five nails of all five digits of a hand or foot of a user. The positions of the sources and platform may be designed so as to provide substantially uniform light flux to all five nails so as to synchronously and uniformly cure light-curable nail gel or acrylic on the user's nails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Revlon Consumer Products Corporation
    Inventors: Thong Vu, David Valia
  • Publication number: 20140340665
    Abstract: A light source includes a plurality of ultraviolet (UV) light emitting diodes (LEDs) and an LED phase shift controller coupled to the plurality of UV LEDs adapted to control the phase shift of each UV LED in the plurality of UV LEDs. The plurality of UV LEDs forms a UV LED array. An ultraviolet lithography system can include a light source as described above. The system can further include a mirror assembly in a light path of the light source, the mirror assembly having a polarization mirror with an interference coating. A method provides a light source for an ultraviolet lithography system including the element of providing an plurality of UV LEDs that emit UV light and the element of controlling a phase shift of the plurality of UV LEDs with an LED phase shift controller coupled to each UV LED or arrays of the UV LEDs in the plurality of UV LEDs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jaw-Lih SHIH, Hong-Hsing CHOU, Yeh-Chieh WANG, Hsin-Kuo CHANG, Chung-Nan CHEN, Kuang Hsiung CHENG
  • Publication number: 20140319386
    Abstract: Micro-channel-cooled UV curing systems and components thereof are provided. According to one embodiment, a lamp head module includes a high aspect ratio, high fill factor array of light emitting devices and a submount. The array includes multiple groups of electrically seriesed light emitting devices that are connected in electrical parallel. The submount is of monolithic construction and includes multiple L-shaped patterned circuit material layers. Each of the L-shaped patterned circuit material layers includes an arm portion and a stem portion. The arm portion functions as a light emitting device bond pad and the stem portion functions as a wire bond pad and a circuit trace. Each light emitting device of a group is affixed to a corresponding arm portion of the submount. The stem portions are located external to the array, run parallel to the length of the array and perform a primary current carrying function for current flow between adjacent light emitting devices of the group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Jonathan S. Dahm
  • Patent number: 8872137
    Abstract: A device for UV curing a coating or printed ink on an workpiece such as an optical fiber comprises dual elliptical reflectors arranged to have a co-located focus. The workpiece is centered at the co-located focus such that the dual elliptical reflectors are disposed on opposing sides of the workpiece. Two separate light sources are positioned at a second focus of each elliptical reflector, wherein light irradiated from the light sources is substantially concentrated onto the surface of the workpiece at the co-located focus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Phoseon Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Doug Childers
  • Publication number: 20140299791
    Abstract: Techniques for forming a target and for producing extreme ultraviolet light include releasing an initial target material toward a target location, the target material including a material that emits extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light when converted to plasma; directing a first amplified light beam toward the initial target material, the first amplified light beam having an energy sufficient to form a collection of pieces of target material from the initial target material, each of the pieces being smaller than the initial target material and being spatially distributed throughout a hemisphere shaped volume; and directing a second amplified light beam toward the collection of pieces to convert the pieces of target material to plasma that emits EUV light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Yezheng Tao, Robert J. Rafac, Igor V. Fomenkov, Daniel J.W. Brown, Daniel J. Golich
  • Patent number: 8854737
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laser light source and others for decreasing wavelength-by-wavelength differences of focal positions of focused components in collimating and then focusing polychromatic light with a wide spectrum width. The laser light source includes a collimator device, in which relative positions of emergence of a laser beam emitted from a polychromatic light source and a collimating lens composed of an achromatic lens can be adjusted at a 10 ?m level or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigehiro Nagano, Motoki Kakui
  • Patent number: 8841632
    Abstract: A device having a vertical slot for sanitizing a dental appliance inserted in the device. The device comprises a removable tray for containing a dental appliance, the removable tray is suitable to be lifted in and out of the vertical slot of the sanitizing device. The device comprises vertically extending walls on opposing sides of the vertical slot between which the removable tray is inserted, wherein one of the vertically extending walls comprises an ultraviolet lamp for transmission of ultraviolet light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Practicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley P. Griffin, Gary Fisher
  • Patent number: 8835886
    Abstract: A lamp includes: a housing; a platform supported by the housing; a left light source disposed on a left side of the lamp; a right light source disposed on a right side of the lamp; a first top light source disposed at least partially above the platform, wherein; the left and right sources extend closer to a front of the lamp than the first top light source; and a space between the platform and the; light sources; to simultaneously receive therein five nails of all five digits of a hand or foot of a user. The positions of the sources and platform may be designed so as to provide substantially uniform light flux to all five nails so as to synchronously and uniformly cure light-curable nail gel or acrylic on the user's nails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Revlon Consumer Products Corporation
    Inventors: Thong Vu, David Valia
  • Patent number: 8816306
    Abstract: An infrared (IR) light device is provided comprising: a main casing filled with a gas to prevent condensation from forming on an interior surface of the visible light filter; and a plurality of IR light emitting diodes (LEDs) mounted in the main casing, wherein the casing includes heat dissipating features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Robert A. Yano, Jr., Joseph W. Martin, Darren J. Wolfe
  • Patent number: 8809816
    Abstract: A multipurpose device for transmitting radiation from a source to an object comprises two antennas, each designed as a truncated segment of a spherical or cylindrical surface, a radiation source provided in the aperture plane of one of the antennas, and an object placed in the combined focal area of the two antennas. The antennas are positioned opposite one another at a distance of from 0.6 to double the radius of the spherical or cylindrical surface, and the radiation source is of a distributed type. The antenna design effectively concentrates radiation emitted by a distributed source on an object placed in the focal area of the antenna, providing greater efficiency of radiation transmission, the possibility of radiation power variation, a more uniform concentration of radiation, an increase in the volume of the focal area without replacing the radiation source, increased reliability of the system, and reduced power requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Quantrill Estate Inc.
    Inventor: Evgeny Vyacheslavovich Komrakov
  • Publication number: 20140209806
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a radiography system and a radiography method. A radiation output device has a plurality of radiation sources disposed along a predetermined plane. Also, in accordance with whether an imaging state is a still image mode or a moving picture mode, at least one of the radiation sources that outputs radiation among the plurality of radiation sources is selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Naoyuki NISHINO, Yasunori OHTA, Haruyasu NAKATSUGAWA, Kouichi KITANO, Naoto IWAKIRI
  • Publication number: 20140203194
    Abstract: A system for generating extreme ultraviolet light, in which a target material inside a chamber is irradiated with a laser beam to be turned into plasma, includes a first laser apparatus configured to output a first laser beam, a second laser apparatus configured to output a pedestal and a second laser beam, and a controller connected to the first and second laser apparatuses and configured to cause the first laser beam to be outputted first, the pedestal to be outputted after the first laser beam, and the second laser beam having higher energy than the pedestal to be outputted after the pedestal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: GIGAPHOTON INC.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Nagano, Yasunori Wada, Tatsuya Yanagida, Osamu Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 8766219
    Abstract: A method of operating a particle beam microscopy. A particle beam is scanned across a scanning region of a surface of the object. Particles are detected by a detector system for a plurality of impingement locations of the primary beam within the scanning region. A detector system generates detector signals which represent for each of the impingement locations an intensity of the detected particles. Material data of the interaction regions are calculated depending on the detector signals and depending on topography data, which represent a topography of the object surface in the scanning region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH
    Inventors: Michel Aliman, Jaroslaw Paluszynski, Wolfgang Berger
  • Patent number: 8760054
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for generating a plasma electron flood using microwave radiation. In one embodiment, a microwave PEF apparatus is configured to generate a magnetic field that rapidly decays over a PEF cavity, resulting in a static magnetic field having a high magnetic field strength near one side (e.g., “bottom”) of the PEF cavity and a low magnetic field strength (e.g., substantially zero) near the opposite side (e.g., “top”) of the PEF comprising an elongated extraction slit. In one particular embodiment, the one or more permanent magnets are located at a position that is spatially opposed to the location of the elongated extraction slit to achieve the rapidly decaying magnetic field. The magnetic field results in an electron cyclotron frequency in a region of the cavity equal to or approximately equal to a microwave radiation frequency so that plasma is generated to diffuse through the extraction apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Axcelis Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: William DiVergilio, Bo Vanderberg
  • Patent number: 8758630
    Abstract: A method for reducing fecal coliforms in waste water wherein the flow of water is directed through a reactor having removable cover, inlet and outlet, two UV lamps, six irradiating chambers, each interconnected by apertures, a UV lamp control box, and a heat a conducting pipe to transfer heat from the control box into the flowing water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Britenstine Incorporated
    Inventor: Eric Britenstine
  • Patent number: 8729508
    Abstract: A beam transport system for a hadron therapy facility comprises: a main beam transport line; secondary beam transport lines branching off from the main beam transport line for delivering the hadron beam into the patient treatment stations; and switching electromagnets for deviating the hadron beam from the main beam transport line into the secondary beam transport line. A discharge circuit associated with each switching electromagnet comprises a discharge accelerating circuit capable of generating a voltage opposing the counter electromotive force induced in the electromagnet coil of the switching electromagnet when the energization of the electromagnet coil producing the hadron beam deviation is interrupted, wherein this voltage stays substantially constant or increases as the current induced in the electromagnet coil decreases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Ion Beam Applications S.A.
    Inventors: Yves Claereboudt, Christophe Wilczak, Daniel Bogaert
  • Patent number: 8729498
    Abstract: High throughput UV curing systems for mass curing of a plurality of articles without compromising product quality. The systems comprise a plurality of UV banks, each bank comprising a plurality of fluorescent UV lamps, thereby creating a consistent blanket of UV energy. A plurality of coated articles are positioned between pairs of banks such that the UV exposure or dosage is evenly distributed for each article. The fluorescent UV lamps use proportionally lower energy per unit and generate less heat than standard UV lamps, while sufficiently curing the coating on each article. Throughput is increased compared to currently available systems because the systems are easier to maintain requiring less downtime, can cure significantly more articles per cycle, and reduce the number of rejected products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Harland Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin A. Fleischhacker, Jonathan D. Anderson, Mark P. Toma
  • Patent number: 8723146
    Abstract: Micro-channel-cooled UV curing systems and components thereof are provided. According to one embodiment, a lamp head module includes an optical macro-reflector, an array of LEDs and a micro-channel cooler assembly. The array is positioned within the reflector and has a high fill factor and a high aspect ratio. The array provides a high irradiance output beam pattern having a peak irradiance of greater than 25 W/cm2 at a work piece surface at least 1 mm away from an outer surface of a window of the reflector. The micro-channel cooler assembly maintains a substantially isothermal state among p-n junctions of the LEDs at less than or equal to 80° Celsius. The micro-channel cooler assembly also provides a common anode substrate for the array. A thermally efficient electrical connection is formed between the array and the common anode substrate by mounting the array to the micro-channel cooler assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Heraeus Noblelight Fusion UV Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan S. Dahm, Mark Jongewaard, Geoff Campbell
  • Patent number: 8708560
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the temperature-dependent adjustment of the color properties or the photometric properties of an LED illuminating device having LEDs emitting light of different colors or wavelengths or LED color groups emitting light of the same color or wavelength within a color group, the luminous flux portions thereof determine the color of light, color temperature and/or the chromaticity coordinates of the light mixture emitted by the LED illuminating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Arnold & Richter Cine Technik, GmbH & Co. Betriebs KG
    Inventor: Regine Kraemer
  • Publication number: 20140105784
    Abstract: A light source is provided for use in a treatment device for treating a fluid, solid or surface. The light source includes a light emitting diode that emits a first component of ultraviolet (UV) light, and a UV laser light source that emits a second component of UV light having a peak wavelength different from a peak wavelength of the first component of UV light. The first component of UV light and the second component of UV light are applied to treat the fluid or surface. The UV laser light source may include a laser light source and a frequency doubling component that receives light from the laser light source and converts the light to the second component of UV light. A treatment device includes the described light source and a container containing the fluid, or a solid surface, to be treated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tim Michael Smeeton, Edward Andrew Boardman, Stewart Edward Hooper
  • Patent number: 8698114
    Abstract: An EUV light source device properly compensates the wave front of laser beam which is changed by heat. A wave front compensator and a sensor are provided in an amplification system which amplifies laser beam. The sensor detects and outputs changes in the angle (direction) of laser beam and the curvature of the wave front thereof. A wave front compensation controller outputs a signal to the wave front compensator based on the measurement results from the sensor. The wave front compensator corrects the wave front of the laser beam to a predetermined wave front according to an instruction from the wave front compensation controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Gigaphoton Inc.
    Inventors: Masato Moriya, Hideo Hoshino, Hakaru Mizoguchi, Osamu Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 8699657
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an examination apparatus and a corresponding method to realize a Spectral x-ray imaging device through inverse-geometry CT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Christian Baeumer, Gereon Vogtmeier
  • Patent number: 8680494
    Abstract: Polymerization apparatus for dental technology, having a housing; a partition wall disposed in the housing so as to form a polymerization space where polymerization is carried out; a rotating table, which is arranged on a lower side of the polymerization space and on which the dental prosthesis is disposed directly or via other members; and a plurality of LED light sources which irradiate a light for the curing to a polymerization region, which is formed on the upper side of the rotating table and where the dental prosthesis can be disposed, wherein at least one of the plurality of LED light sources is disposed such that a light axis thereof is inclined obliquely upward to be directed toward the polymerization region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: GC Corporation
    Inventor: Yukie Noguchi
  • Patent number: 8679377
    Abstract: A gamma radiation source comprises 75Selenium wherein the 75Selenium is provided in the form of compounds, alloys or mixtures with one or more nonmetals which upon irradiation do not produce products capable of sustained emission of radiation which would unacceptably interfere with the gamma radiation of 75Selenium. A further gamma radiation source comprises 75Selenium wherein the 75Selenium is provided in the form of compounds, alloys or mixtures with one or more metals or nonmetals, the neutron irradiation of which does produce products capable of sustained emission of radiation which would acceptably complement the gamma radiation of 75Selenium. Further, the gamma radiation source may have components that are separately irradiated before being combined and the components may be of natural isotopic composition or of isotopically modified composition so that the subsequent radiation peaks may also be adjusted in relative frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventors: John J. Munro, III, Kevin J. Schehr
  • Publication number: 20140034850
    Abstract: A lighting assembly for liquid crystal alignment is disclosed. The lighting assembly includes a light guiding plate and a light source. The light guiding plate is made by quartz glass. The light guiding plate includes a light emitting surface, a light incident surface adjacent to the light emitting surface, and a bottom surface opposite to the light emitting surface. The light source faces toward the light incident surface of the light guiding plate. The light guiding plate contains a hydroxyl group in an amount less than or equal to 100 ppm. As the light source faces toward the light incident surface of the light guiding plate, the number of the light source may be reduced so that the light utilization rate is enhanced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tao Song, Tao Ding
  • Patent number: 8644571
    Abstract: The therapeutic treatment of a patient using intensity-modulated proton therapy is described. In one example, a method of creating a proton treatment plan is presented that divides volumes of interest into sub-volumes, applies dose constraints to the sub-volumes, finds one or more feasible configurations of a proton therapy system, and selects a proton beam configuration that improves or optimizes one or more aspects of proton therapy. In some implementations, the method of dividing volumes into sub-volumes includes creating fractional sub-volumes based at least in part on proximity to a target volume boundary. In some implementations, the method of finding an improved or optimal proton beam configuration from a set of feasible configurations includes finding a minimum of a cost function that utilizes weighting factors associated with treatment sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventors: Reinhard W. Schulte, Regina Burachik, Yalcin Kaya
  • Patent number: 8637382
    Abstract: A method and system for cleaving a film of material utilizing thermal flux. The method includes providing a substrate having a face and an underlying cleave region including a prepared initiation region. Additionally, the method includes subjecting the initiation region to a first thermal flux to form a cleave front separating the cleave region of the substrate to a film portion and a bulk portion. The method further includes subjecting an area of the bulk portion substantially in the vicinity of the cleave front to a second thermal flux to cause a temperature difference above and below the cleave region for inducing a propagation of the cleave front expanding the film portion to the area at the expense of the bulk portion. Furthermore, the method includes determining a scan path for the second thermal flux based on the cleave front. Moreover, the method includes scanning the second thermal flux to follow the scan path to further propagate the cleave front.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Silicon Genesis Corporation
    Inventor: Francois J. Henley
  • Publication number: 20140014857
    Abstract: An LED-UV lamp that is easily interchangeable within a UV-curing process and scalable in length with a fine resolution so that it is easily customizable to any UV-curing application. The LED-UV lamp may incorporate multiple rows of LEDs and contain corresponding optics that effectively deliver radiant power to a substrate at distances of several inches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Aaron D. Martinez, Stephen J. Metcalf
  • Publication number: 20140008547
    Abstract: A sleeve holder assembly for a radiation source is disclosed. The sleeve holder assembly comprises: an elongate radiation transparent sleeve element; a sleeve holder receptacle portion coupled to the elongate radiation transparent sleeve element; a sleeve bolt assembly portion coupled to the sleeve holder receptacle portion; a first sealing element disposed between the sleeve holder receptacle portion and the sleeve bolt assembly portion; and a locking element configured to prevent decoupling of the sleeve bolt assembly portion and the sleeve holder receptacle portion. The first sealing element is configured to provide a substantially fluid impermeable seal between the elongate radiation transparent sleeve element and the sleeve holder receptacle portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Trojan Technologies
    Inventors: Joseph Strik, Paul De Boer
  • Patent number: 8624202
    Abstract: A portable sterilization device using direct UV-C radiation to sterilize the bottom of footwear from known, multiple sources of contamination including bacteria and viruses. This portable device will offer a safe sterilization method for the general public, both in-home and in commercial use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Hepco Medical, LLC
    Inventor: Patricia Gil
  • Patent number: 8624207
    Abstract: The present invention is disclosed an array-type-transducer-based high-power ultrasound delivery system which includes a support bracket, an array-type ultrasound transducer, and a plurality of containers. The support bracket includes a plurality of grooves, and the array-type ultrasound transducer includes a clamp and N ultrasound transducers. The clamp includes a plurality of wedges configured for engaging in the grooves of the support bracket and thereby connecting the array-type ultrasound transducer to the support bracket. The containers are arranged in a two-dimensional matrix so that the ultrasound transducers of the array-type ultrasound transducer can dip into and leave the ultrasound-conducting medium in the containers vertically. The disclosed system features high operation speed and low labor requirement. Moreover, the depth by which and the time for which the ultrasound transducers dip into the ultrasound-conducting medium in the containers can be controlled and quantified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Mackay Memorial Hospital
    Inventors: Cheng-Huang Su, Hung-I Yeh
  • Patent number: 8617479
    Abstract: A foot/shoe sanitizing system includes a housing having at least one opening and a set of foot/shoe support bars coupled to the housing in proximity to the at least one opening. The foot/shoe support bars support a foot or shoe placed through the opening(s). At least one ultraviolet emitting device is supported within the housing beneath the set of foot/shoe support bars. The ultraviolet emitting devices direct ultraviolet light around and/or through the set of foot/shoe support bars towards the foot or shoe placed on the foot/shoe support bars. The ultraviolet emitting devices are controllably powered by a source of power to emit ultraviolet light. In a preferred embodiment, the ultraviolet emitting device emits light that includes short wavelength ultraviolet light, causing the formation of ozone in the area of the shoe, thereby killing pathogens that are not easily killed with ultraviolet light alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Hepco Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Patricia Carol Gil, Asher Gil, Daniel Gil, Norman D. Knoth
  • Patent number: RE44908
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electron beam exposure apparatus for transferring a pattern onto the surface of a target, comprising: a beamlet generator for generating a plurality of electron beamlets; a modulation array for receiving said plurality of electron beamlets, comprising a plurality of modulators for modulating the intensity of an electron beamlet; a controller, connected to the modulation array for individually controlling the modulators, an adjustor, operationally connected to each modulator, for individually adjusting the control signal of each modulator; a focusing electron optical system comprising an array of electrostatic lenses wherein each lens focuses a corresponding individual beamlet, which is transmitted by said modulation array, to a cross section smaller than 300 nm, and a target holder for holding a target with its exposure surface onto which the pattern is to be transferred in the first focal plane of the focusing electron optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Mapper Lithography IP B.V.
    Inventors: Marco Jan-Jaco Wieland, Bert Jan Kampherbeek, Alexander Hendrik Vincent Van Veen, Pieter Kruit
  • Patent number: RE45049
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electron beam exposure apparatus for transferring a pattern onto the surface of a target, comprising: a beamlet generator for generating a plurality of electron beamlets; a modulation array for receiving said plurality of electron beamlets, comprising a plurality of modulators for modulating the intensity of an electron beamlet; a controller, connected to the modulation array for individually controlling the modulators, an adjustor, operationally connected to each modulator, for individually adjusting the control signal of each modulator; a focusing electron optical system comprising an array of electrostatic lenses wherein each lens focuses a corresponding individual beamlet, which is transmitted by said modulation array, to a cross section smaller than 300 nm, and a target holder for holding a target with its exposure surface onto which the pattern is to be transferred in the first focal plane of the focusing electron optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Mapper Lithography IP B.V.
    Inventors: Marco Jan-Jaco Wieland, Bert Jan Kampherbeek, Alexander Hendrik Vincent Van Veen, Pieter Kruit