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OPTICAL ISOLATION MODULE

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

An optical source for a photolithography tool includes a source configured to emit a first beam of light and a second beam of light, the first beam of light having a first wavelength, and the second beam of light having a second wavelength, the first and second wavelengths being different; an amplifier configured to amplify the first beam of light and the second beam of light to produce, respectively, a first amplified light beam and a second amplified light beam; and an optical isolator between the source and the amplifier, the optical isolator including: a plurality of dichroic optical elements, and an optical modulator between two of the dichroic optical elements.



METHOD AND DEVICE FOR REDUCING EXTRINSIC DARK COUNT OF NANOWIRE SINGLE PHOTON DETECTOR

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A method and a device for reducing the extrinsic dark count of a superconducting nanowire single photon detector (SNSPD), it comprises the steps of: integrating a multi-layer film filter on the superconducting nanowire single photon detector; the multi-layer film filter is a device implemented by a multi-layer dielectric film and having a band-pass filtering function. The extrinsic dark count is the dark count triggered by optical fiber blackbody radiance and external stray light. The superconducting nanowire single photon detector comprises: a substrate having an upper surface integrated with an upper anti-reflection layer and a lower surface integrated with a lower anti-reflection layer; an optical cavity structure; a superconducting nanowire; and a reflector. The present invention is easy to operate, and only needs to integrate the multi-layer film filter on the substrate of the SNSPD to filter non-signal radiation.



AVALANCHE PHOTODIODE FOR DETECTING ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

An avalanche photodiode for detecting ultraviolet radiation, including: a silicon carbide body having a first type of conductivity, which is delimited by a front surface and forms a cathode region; an anode region having a second type of conductivity, which extends into the body starting from the front surface and contacts the cathode region; and a guard ring having the second type of conductivity, which extends into the body starting from the front surface and surrounds the anode region.



OPTOCOUPLER WITH INDICATION OF LIGHT SOURCE POWER SUPPLY FAILURE

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

An optical system, an optocoupler, and an isolation device are provided. The disclosed optical system includes at least one photodetector that receives light energy and converts the light energy into one or more electrical signals. The disclosed optical system further includes a comparator module that receives the one or more electrical signals from the at least one photodetector and compares the one or more electrical signals against two different reference values to determine whether a power supply fault condition has occurred for a light source that emitted the light energy and to determine a logic signal conveyed to the at least one photodetector via the light energy emitted by the light source.



LASER CRYSTALLIZATION APPARATUS FOR CRYSTALLIZING AN AMORPHOUS SILICON THIN FILM

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A laser crystallization apparatus includes a laser generator that generates a laser beam including a plurality of line beams that are parallel to each other. An optical system includes a plurality of lenses and mirrors, wherein the optical system optically converts the generated laser beam to a converted laser beam. A chamber includes a stage and a substrate disposed on the stage, wherein a laser-crystallized thin film is formed on the substrate when the substrate is irradiated by the converted laser beam. A line focus adjuster that adjusts a line focus and a final focus of the plurality of line beams passing through the optical system, wherein the substrate is irradiated by the plurality of line beams at the final focus of the plurality of line beams.



SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MULTIPOLE OPERATION

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A method for identifying components of a sample includes providing a sample to an ion source and generating a plurality of ions from constituent components of the sample, applying a first RF waveform at a first RF amplitude to an ion trap with field resonances while directing the plurality of ions into the ion trap, and applying a second RF waveform at a second RF amplitude to the ion trap while focusing the plurality of ions towards the center of the ion trap along the longitudinal axis. The method further includes ejecting the plurality of ions from the ion trap into a mass analyzer, and using the mass analyzer to determine the mass-to-charge ratio of the ions.



ELECTROSPRAY IONIZATION INTERFACE TO HIGH PRESSURE MASS SPECTROMETRY AND RELATED METHODS

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

An electrospray ionization (ESI)-mass spectrometer analysis systems include an ESI device with at least one emitter configured to electrospray ions and a mass spectrometer in fluid communication with the at least one emitter of the ESI device. The mass spectrometer includes a mass analyzer held in a vacuum chamber. The vacuum chamber is configured to have a high (background/gas) pressure of about 50 mTorr or greater during operation. During operation, the ESI device is configured to either; (a) electrospray ions into a spatial region external to the vacuum chamber and at atmospheric pressure, the spatial extent being adjacent to an inlet device attached to the vacuum chamber, the inlet device intakes the electrosprayed ions external to the vacuum chamber with the mass analyzer and discharges the ions into the vacuum chamber with the mass analyzer; or (b) electrospray ions directly into the vacuum chamber with the mass analyzer.



HIGH PRESSURE MASS SPECTROMETRY SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

Mass spectrometers and methods for measuring information about samples using mass spectrometry are disclosed.



TIME OF FLIGHT MASS SPECTROMETER

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A time of flight (“TOF”) mass spectrometer including: an ion source configured to produce ions having a plurality of m/z values; a detector for detecting ions produced by the ion source; a tilt correction device located along a portion of a reference ion flight path extending from the ion source to a planar surface of the detector; wherein the tilt correction device includes tilt correction electrodes configured to generate at least one dipole electric field across the reference ion flight path, the at least one dipole electric field being configured to tilt an isochronous plane of ions produced by the ion source so as to correct a previous angular misalignment between the isochronous plane and the planar surface of the detector.



Flagging ADC Coalescence

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A method of mass spectrometry is disclosed comprising digitising at least one individual signal or transient, determining in relation to the digitised signal or transient an indication of overlap and/or coalescence of ion arrivals in the digitised signal or transient, or one or more ion arrival envelopes in the digitised signal or transient, and marking or flagging the digitised signal or transient as suffering from overlap or coalescence of ion arrivals based on the indication.



METHOD FOR OPTIMIZING FLUID FLOW ACROSS A SAMPLE WITHIN AN ELECTRON MICROSCOPE SAMPLE HOLDER

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A support for an electron microscope sample includes a body defining a void for receiving a first micro-electronic device, and a first gasket positioned about the first surface. The first gasket further defines an arm extending at an angle away from a horizontal extending through the first micro-electronic device. In operation, the first micro-electronic device is installed onto the first gasket and the arm engages an outer facing side of the first micro-electronic device to grip the first micro-electronic device.



METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AN ELECTROMAGNETIC EMISSION BASED IMAGING SYSTEM

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention provides apparatus for an imaging system comprising a multitude of imaging elements upon a substrate. In some embodiments the substrate may be approximately round with a radius of approximately one inch. Various methods relating to using and producing an imaging system are discussed.



MULTI CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM WRITING METHOD AND MULTI CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM WRITING APPARATUS

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A multi charged particle beam writing method includes performing ON/OFF switching of a beam by an individual blanking system for the beam concerned, for each beam in multi-beams of charged particle beam, with respect to each time irradiation of irradiation of a plurality of times, by using a plurality of individual blanking systems that respectively perform beam ON/OFF control of a corresponding beam in the multi-beams, and performing blanking control, in addition to the performing ON/OFF switching of the beam for the each beam by the individual blanking system, with respect to the each time irradiation of the irradiation of the plurality of times, so that the beam is in an ON state during an irradiation time corresponding to irradiation concerned, by using a common blanking system that collectively performs beam ON/OFF control for a whole of the multi-beams.



PASSIVE MICROMIRROR DEVICE FOR NON-IMAGING WIDE FIELD OF VIEW

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

According to one aspect, embodiments herein provide a non-imaging optical system including a focusing optical element positioned within an input optical path to receive electromagnetic radiation, a micro-mirror array including a plurality of micro-mirror pixels positioned within the input optical path, individual micro-mirror pixels of the plurality of micro-mirror pixels being positioned to receive electromagnetic radiation from the focusing optical element and redirect electromagnetic radiation along a redirected optical path, a relay optical element positioned within the redirected optical path to receive and focus electromagnetic radiation from the micro-mirror array, and a single-pixel non-imaging detector positioned to receive electromagnetic radiation from the relay optical element.



OPTICAL RECEIVER USING A PHOTODETECTOR WITH A SELF-ALIGNED LENS

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A constructed photodetector, an optical receiver, and a receiver unit in an optical communication system are disclosed. One example of the disclosed constructed photodetector includes an optoelectronic element having an active area that converts light having a wavelength of interest into electrical signals and a substrate on a face that opposes the active area, where the substrate is non-transparent to light having the wavelength of interest. The constructed photodetector further includes a lens-chip that is at least partially transparent to light having the wavelength of interest, where the lens-chip includes a first side and an opposing second side, where the first side of the lens-chip includes an integrated lens, and where the second side of the lens-chip includes one or more electrical traces. The constructed photodetector further includes at least one connector that provides a physical and electrical connection between the optoelectronic element and the lens-chip.



INJECTION WELL IDENTIFICATION USING TRACER PARTICLES

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A system and method of injection well identification using tracer particles is disclosed. A collector-reader for analyzing magnetic particles in a fluid that is moving with respect to the collector-reader includes an array of magnets whose magnetization direction is varied so as to create regions of high magnetic field gradient in the fluid, a stopper configured to concentrate spatially the particles attracted to the array, and a reader including a source configured to excite the particles concentrated by the stopper and a detector configured to capture a particle excitation signature emitted by the magnetic particles. A method for observing a subterranean reservoir penetrated by a production well and two or more injection wells is also disclosed.



RADIATION DETECTION APPARATUS AND RELATED METHOD

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A method and an apparatus for detecting photons are disclosed. The apparatus includes a scintillator single crystal and an avalanche photodiode coupled to the scintillator single crystal. The scintillator single crystal is at a temperature greater than about 175° C. and at a shock level in a range from about 20 Grms to about 30 Grms. The scintillator single crystal includes a praseodymium doped composition selected from (LaxY1-x)2Si2O7:Pr, ABCl3-yXy:Pr, A2(Li, Na)LaCl6-yXy:Pr, or any combinations thereof. As used herein A is cesium, rubidium, potassium, sodium, or a combination thereof, B is calcium, barium, strontium, magnesium, cadmium, zinc, or a combination thereof, and X is bromine, iodine, or a combination thereof. Further, (0



HIGH DQE IMAGING DEVICE

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

An imaging device includes: a scintillator layer; and an array of photodiode elements; wherein the scintillator layer is configured to receive radiation that has passed through the array of photodiode elements. An imaging device includes: a scintillator layer having a plurality of scintillator elements configured to convert radiation into photons; and an array of photodiode elements configured to receive photons from the scintillator layer, and generate electrical signals in response to the received photons; wherein at least two of the scintillator elements are separated by an air gap. An imaging device includes: a first scintillator layer having a plurality of scintillator elements arranged in a first plane; and a second scintillator layer having a plurality of scintillator elements arranged in a second plane; wherein the first scintillator layer and the second scintillator layer are arranged next to each other and form a non-zero angle relative to each other.



METHODS FOR FABRICATING PIXELATED SCINTILLATOR ARRAYS

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A method of making pixelated scintillator arrays employs a first jig comprising a plurality of recesses and a second jig comprising a plurality of recesses. A plurality of or N scintillator pixels are placed in a plurality of or N recesses of the first jig. The N scintillator pixels have a shape such that a portion of each of the N scintillator pixels is conformably received in one of the N recesses of the first jig, e.g. a portion of each of the N scintillator pixels is received in and conforms to the shape of one of the N recesses. The remaining portion of each of the N scintillator pixels protrudes out from the recess, forming N protrusions substantially conforming to the shape of the recesses of the second jig. An adhesive layer is applied on the N protrusions of the N scintillator pixels. A reflective layer is placed over the N protrusions of the N scintillator pixels. The recesses of the second jig are aligned with the N protrusions of the N scintillator pixels and the reflective layer is pressed with the second jig such that at least a portion of the reflective layer conforms to the N protrusions of the N scintillator pixels, forming a first row of a scintillator array comprising the N scintillator pixels and the at least portion of the reflective layer.



Radiation Detection Apparatus and Radiation Tomography Apparatus

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A collimator, which is adhesively bonded to a detector element array, is prevented from falling off from the radiation detection apparatus even in case that a failure of the adhesive joint occurs in the collimator. There is provided a radiation detection apparatus comprising: a detector element array in which a plurality of detector elements are arranged substantially in a fan-angle direction and in a cone-angle direction of a radiation; a collimator adhesively bonded to a side of the detector element array on which the radiation impinges, and having outer end surfaces on both sides in the slice direction tapered to align with a direction of emission from a radiation source; and a pair of blocks disposed to sandwich the collimator in the cone-angle direction, and having inner end surfaces on both sides in the cone-angle direction tapered to align with the direction of emission.



DISTANCE-SETTABLE PHOTOELECTRIC SENSOR

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A light receiver has a shield wall disposed facing a part of a near-side light-receiving face of a light receiving element from an end opposite from a far-side light-receiving face. The shield wall blocks a portion of reflection light from a detection object located at a distance at which the detection object reflects reflection light that causes an amount of light received by the light receiving element to be larger than or equal to a predetermined value.



METHOD FOR MEASURING THE KINEMATICS OF AT LEAST ONE TURBOMACHINE ROTOR

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

The invention relates to a method for measuring the kinematics of at least one rotor of an engine (14), especially a turbomachine, characterised in that the measurement is performed by gamma ray scintigraphy, the method comprising steps consisting in providing the rotor with radioactive tracers, and, during the operation of the engine, detecting the gamma rays emitted by said tracers by means of at least two gamma cameras (30).



OPTICAL SENSOR FOR FLUID ANALYSIS

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A sensor for measuring a concentration of a particular ion, molecule or atom in a fluid includes a sample handling portion for providing at least some of the fluid, a first photo-detection device, and a first light source. The first photo-detection device is configured to measure a power of light incident thereon, and the first light source includes a solid-state light emitting device. The first light source is configured to emit light having a wavelength less than 240 nanometers incident on the fluid provided by the sample handling portion, and the first photo-detection device is configured to receive light having passed through the fluid.



CHROMATOGRAPH MASS SPECTROMETER AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A technician is forced to determine the measurement time to be used in a selected ion monitoring (SIM) measurement while observing mass spectral data. Thus, mass spectral data and one or a plurality of mass chromatogram data items is generated on the basis of the detection results of an ion detection unit, and, for each corresponding ion component, the measurement time to be used in SIM is determined on the basis of the elution time range represented by each peak waveform of the one or plurality of mass chromatogram data items that have been generated.



PRACTICAL ION MOBILITY SPECTROMETER APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR CHEMICAL AND/OR BIOLOGICAL DETECTION

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to ion mobility spectrometers. In one embodiment, the ion mobility spectrometer of the present invention uses a simplified ion mobility spectrometer design having helical resistive material to form substantially constant electric fields that guide ion movements. The drift tube for ion mobility spectrometers described herein is constructed with a non-conductive structure. This configuration provides a robust ion mobility spectrometer that is simple to build. One feature of the present invention is that the drift tube design described herein enables the ion mobility spectrometer to be built with a lower weight, lower power consumption, lower manufacturing cost, and free of sealants.



FRAGMENT DETECTION METHOD AND APPARTUS

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A method and apparatus for detecting machined substrate fragments by thermography. A heat source applies heat to a surface of machined component, the surface providing access to one or more internal chambers within an interior space of the component. The application of heat is sufficient in temperature and duration to cause a fragment temperature elevation rate in at least one machined substrate fragment present in at least one internal chamber that is greater than temperature elevation rate of the component. An IR detection device operably connected to a visual output device captures the IR signal from the component surface following the application of heat and outputs a thermal image of the component. Heat elevation points within the thermal image correspond with the presence of machined substrate fragments within at least one internal chamber of the component.



INFRARED DETECTION MODULE AND ASSOCIATED INFRARED VIEWING DEVICE

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

The invention relates to an infrared detection module (4) comprising: a detection portion (7) comprising an infrared detector (16) and a detector housing (11) suitable for containing the infrared detector; a cold-production portion (8) comprising a refrigerating machine (39) for cooling the detector (16) and a refrigerating-machine casing (12) suitable for containing the refrigerating machine (39); and an attachment device (56) for attaching the detector casing (11) to the refrigerating-machine casing (12), the attachment device (56) comprising a nut (57) suitable for being screwed onto the detector housing (11) and/or onto the refrigerating-machine casing (12) so as to rigidly connect the casings to one another.



INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, HUMAN PRESENCE DETERMINING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM STORING DETERMINING PROGRAM

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

An information processing apparatus includes circuitry that acquires a measured temperature of a target area from a measuring device, detects whether the measured temperature changes during a predetermined time period, determines whether a human exists in the target area based on the measured temperature and the detection result indicating whether the measured temperature changes during the predetermined time period, measures a duration of time in which the determination result indicating that the human exists in the target area and the detection result indicating that there is no temperature change are kept generated, and determines that there is no human in the target area even when the determination result indicates that the human exists, if the measured duration of time reaches a certain time period, the certain time period being modifiable based on history information indicating a previously generated determination result indicating whether the human exits in the target area.



AVALANCHE PHOTODIODE RECEIVER

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A method of detecting an optical signal, comprising the steps of: providing an avalanche photodiode (APD) comprising a multiplication region capable of amplifying an electric current, said multiplication region, in operation, having a first ionization rate for electrons and a second ionization rate for holes, wherein said first ionization rate is different in magnitude from said second ionization rate, and exposure to the optical signal causes an impulse response; exposing the APD to a modulating optical signal; providing an external circuit that induces an APD bias to the multiplication region; providing an external circuit for amplifying and processing an electric signal from the avalanche photodiode; and modulating the APD bias in a manner that is correlated with the optical signal.



ACTIVE PHOTONIC DEVICE HAVING A DARLINGTON CONFIGURATION WITH FEEDBACK

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

An active photonic device having a Darlington configuration is disclosed. The active photonic device has a collector layer over a substrate, a base layer over the collector layer, and an emitter layer over the base layer. A connector structure electrically couples an inner emitter region with an outer base region, wherein the collector layer, base layer, the emitter layer and the connector structure are substantially centered within a first region over the substrate. A feedback resistor is coupled between an inner collector region and an inner base region. At least a portion of the feedback resistor is arc-shaped and resides over a first arcuate path defined by a substantially constant first radius centered in the first region.



MULTI-SENSOR

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

Various implementations relate generally to a multi-sensor device. Some implementations more particularly relate to a multi-sensor device including a ring of radially-oriented photosensors. Some implementations more particularly relate to a multi-sensor device that is orientation-independent with respect to a central axis of the ring. Some implementations of the multi-sensor devices described herein also include one or more additional sensors. For example, some implementations include an axially-directed photosensor. Some implementations also can include one or more temperature sensors configured to sense an exterior temperature, for example, an ambient temperature of an outdoors environment around the multi-sensor. Additionally or alternatively, some implementations can include a temperature sensor configured to sense an interior temperature within the multi-sensor device. Particular implementations provide, characterize, or enable a compact form factor. Particular implementations provide, characterize, or enable a multi-sensor device requiring little or no wiring, and in some such instances, little or no invasion, perforation or reconstruction of a building or other structure on which the multi-sensor device is mounted.



METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MEASURING ROTARY INPUT

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

An electronic device may include a main body; a rotary member rotatably mounted upon and enclosing at least a portion of the main body, the rotary member including a first region corresponding to a first attribute and a second region corresponding to a second attribute, the first and second regions being alternately arranged on one face of the rotary member; a sensor module configured to acquire attribute information corresponding to at least a partial region of the rotary member as the rotary member is rotated; and a processor, wherein the processor is configured to confirm a change in at least one of the first attribute and the second attribute and to determine at least one of a rotated angle and a rotated direction of the rotary member based on the change.



SYSTEM FOR THE TREATMENT OF FATS

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A system for the treatment of fats, such as those that can be carried preferably in fumes or fumes products, in a kitchen or food industry installation, and which can be linked to the extraction and/or conduction installation of said fumes, comprising at least a source (4) of UV radiation, which can be UVA and preferably of a wavelength of 315 to 380 nm, preferably of a laser type, pulsed light or LED (for example a LED of gallium nitride). Sources are preferably placed on the wall or ceiling of the flue, so that they are accessible from the outside.



APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PRECISE APPLICATION OF LUBRICANT ON COLLIMATOR COMPONENTS

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A method of applying a lubricant onto a carriage box of a collimator includes: providing a mixture having a lubricant and a solvent; applying an amount of the mixture that includes a predetermined quantity of the lubricant onto a first set of guide rails at a first side of the carriage box; and removing the solvent from the mixture to leave the lubricant adhering to the surface. A kit for lubricating a collimator includes: a container housing a lubricating mixture having a lubricant mixed in a solvent; wherein a quantity of the lubricant is predetermined based, at least in part, on a first surface area of a first set of guide rails at a first side of a carriage box, a second surface area of a second set of guide rails at a second side of the carriage box, or both the first surface area and the second surface area.



CLEANING SYSTEM FOR A BALLAST WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A ballast water treatment system includes at least one UV-light reactor with at least one UV-lamp, an inlet line for ballast water to be treated connected to the reactor and an outlet line connected to the reactor. The system includes a cleaning system for periodic cleaning of the reactor, including a water inlet line connected to the reactor for supplying water, a container with concentrated CIP-liquid connected to the reactor, a CIP-liquid inlet line connecting the container to the reactor, a dosage pump arranged in the CIP-liquid inlet line for supplying a predetermined amount of concentrated CIP-liquid to the reactor to mix with the water, a circuit comprising the reactor and a pump arranged in the circuit for circulation of water mixed with the concentrated CIP-liquid.



SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR QUANTIFYING RADIATION BEAM CONFORMITY

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A method for quantifying radiation beam conformity includes: obtaining first information regarding a prescribed aperture; obtaining second information regarding an actual aperture defined by components of a collimator; and determining, using a processing unit, a metric based on the first information regarding the prescribed aperture and the second information regarding the actual aperture, wherein the metric indicates an amount of over-exposed aperture area, an amount of under-exposed aperture area, or both, and wherein the processing unit comprises one or more input for receiving the first and second information, and comprises a metric determination module configured to determine the metric based on the first information and the second information.



Ultraviolet Diffusive Illumination

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

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.



SYSTEM FOR STORING AND SANITIZING COMPLEX DEVICES

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A system and apparatus for sanitizing devices with complex shapes. The system is comprised essentially of a mechanism for emitting sanitizing electromagnetic radiation within an enclosed compartment. The apparatus may be light-tight such that the radiation is contained within the apparatus. It may be configured to emit a plurality of sanitizing wavelengths. The apparatus may also be sound-tight, limiting or preventing the transmission of acoustic sounds made by the devices being sanitized. The apparatus may include a series of reflective and refractive apparatuses to alter the reflection path of the emitted electromagnetic radiation, allowing the apparatus to be used for devices with complex shapes. The enclosure may include support devices, such as dividers and support plates, that may be transparent to the electromagnetic radiation. The apparatus may include a locking mechanism. The system may include a control module including a user interface.



UV LAMP AND METHOD FOR IRRADIATING A SURFACE, A LIQUID OR A GAS WITH UV RADIATION

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A UV lamp including a filter material of doped quartz glass is provided that effects a transparency as high as possible for operating radiation in the ultraviolet spectral range above 210 nm together with low transparency in the wavelength range below about 190 nm. The filter material of doped quartz glass includes at least 99 wt. % of SiO2 and Al2O3, wherein the Al2O3 portion is in the range of 2 wt. % to 4 wt. The filter material has an edge wavelength at a wavelength below 190 nm and a spectral transmission of 80% mm−1 or higher at a wavelength of 210 nm.



Integrated Flip Chip Device Array

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

An optoelectronic device module with improved light emission of approximately 4π steradians is provided. In one embodiment, the optoelectronic device module includes a first and a second set of optoelectronic devices. Each optoelectronic device includes a first contact and a second contact. A contact element including a first lateral side and a second lateral side connects the optoelectronic devices. The first contact of each optoelectronic device in the first set of optoelectronic devices is connected to the first lateral side of the contact element and the first contact of each optoelectronic device in the second set of optoelectronic devices is connected to the second lateral side of the contact element.



Toothbrush Sterilization Assembly

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A toothbrush sterilization assembly includes a housing that may contain a plurality of toothbrushes. A handle is coupled to the door and the handle may be manipulated. The handle is positioned on the outer surface. A sterilization unit is coupled to the housing and the sterilization unit may sterilize the toothbrushes when the toothbrushes are positioned within the housing.