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IP communication apparatus, IP communication system, and data transmission
An IFAX has a call controller that transmits and receives a SIP message to and from a destination apparatus via a SIP server, a file transmitter/receiver that...
Communication network diagnostic report
A method of analyzing the quality of a communication network for facsimile devices, wherein the communication network comprises at least a first facsimile...
Information processing apparatus and data output management system to
restrict printing operations
An information processing apparatus acquires print data to be printed by a printing apparatus and restriction information for restricting an output process of...
Information output system with transfer timing control
According to the present invention, an image forming apparatus comprises a print data generation unit which generates the print data; a reception unit which...
Association of a portable scanner with input/output and storage devices
A device identifier is scanned with a portable scanner and communicated to a service provider. The service provider associates the device with the portable...
Image supply device and control method thereof and printing system
According to a print system, a printer supplies function information of the printer to a DSC based on a communication link between the DSC and the printer, and...
Image reproducing apparatus that selects a printing apparatus via radio
In an image reproducing apparatus according to the present invention, image printing apparatuses capable of performing radio communication are sought, and...
Information processing apparatus, printing system, and control method
The present invention realizes a network printing system capable of accumulating and chasing printed data. Further, by providing a job chasing function on the...
Image forming system and method of controlling image forming apparatus
A trial mode in which the number of trials is limited can be set for a network printer function and a network scanner function of an image forming apparatus....
Image forming apparatus, image forming method and image forming system
An image forming apparatus includes a communicating unit (123) that performs communication with an-external apparatus (200), a recording unit (97) that stores...
Method and system for determining position and orientation of an object
The invention relates to a positioning method for determining the position and orientation of a mobile unit having a receiver (3'), whereby the receiver (3') is...
Method and apparatus for optically measuring periodic structures using
orthogonal azimuthal sample orientation
An optical metrology apparatus for measuring periodic structures using multiple incident azimuthal (phi) and polar (theta) incident angles is described. One...
Method and apparatus for imaging three-dimensional structure
An apparatus for determining surface topology of a portion of a three-dimensional structure is provided, that includes a probing member, an illumination unit, a...
Apparatus and a method of measuring erosion of an edge of a turbomachine
An apparatus for measuring erosion of an edge of an aerofoil portion of a fan blade includes a laser source to direct light at a position on the edge of the fan...
High throughput across-wafer-variation mapping
A method for characterizing a surface of a sample object, the method including dividing the surface into pixels which are characterized by a parameter...
Surface measurement of in-vivo subjects using spot projector
The invention provides for surface mapping of in-vivo imaging subjects using a single camera and an illuminator that projects a plurality of targets such as...
Microcontroller-based imaging system utilizing a CMOS image sensor array
Described herein is a an optical sensing unit, the optical sensing unit including a one-dimensional array of sensor locations, each sensor location being...
Surface characterization based on optical phase shifting interferometry
Apparatus, techniques and systems for implementing an optical interferometer to measure surfaces, including mapping of instantaneous curvature or in-plane and...
Memory-based high-speed interferometer
An interferometer produces a first optical signal and a second optical signal interfering with each other. The optical signals are converted digital signals...
Optical coherence imaging systems having a reduced effective linewidth
Frequency domain optical coherence imaging systems have an optical source, an optical detector and an optical transmission path between the optical source and...
Apparatus and methods using highly optically dispersive media
According to the invention, a highly optically dispersive medium is one in which the absolute value of the group index of refraction of the medium is equal to...
Sensor and method utilizing multiple optical interferometers
Disclosed is a low-cost high-resolution compact accelerometer which utilizes multiple self-mixing optical interferometers. The device is also a...
Signal processing for optical computing system
The present subject matter relates to methods of high-speed analysis of product samples during production of the product. Light is directed to a portion of a...
Color-measuring method for body and color-measuring apparatus
A reference-color measurement step of obtaining a reference-color measurement value by measuring a spectroscopic-radiation luminance of a light being emitted...
System and method for measuring reflectance of object
There are disclosed a system and a method for measuring reflectance of an object. The system for measuring reflectance of an object according to the present...
Surface state detecting apparatus
A surface inspection apparatus includes units illuminating repetitive patterns formed on a surface of a suspected substance and measuring a variation in an...
System and method for azimuth angle calibration
An improved procedure for calibrating the azimuth angle in a metrology module for use in a metrology system that is used for measuring a target on a wafer, and...
System and method for analyzing biological samples using Raman molecular
A system and method for determining at least one of: a disease state, a metabolic state, a clinical outcome, and a disease progression of a test renal or...
Method and apparatus for multimodal detection
System and method for assessing the occurrence of an unknown substance in a sample that comprises multiple entities. A reference library is provided comprising...
Multi-imaging automated inspection methods and systems for wet ophthalmic
A method for inspecting lenses, especially wet contact lenses provided in a volume of liquid inside a container is described. A first image of the lens at a...
Optical inspection method and optical inspection apparatus
In the conventional contaminant particle/defect inspection method, if the illuminance of the illumination beam is held at not more than a predetermined upper...
Detection circuit and foreign matter inspection apparatus for
In a foreign matter inspection apparatus for a semiconductor wafer, a PMT which detects reflection light, an amplifier which amplifies a signal detected by the...
High resolution linear image sensing using multi-row low resolution image
A photosensitive chip, including: at least one set of photosensors substantially aligned in a Y direction; and a layer of non-transmissive material including a...
An exemplary refractive-index sensor includes a photonic crystal microcavity structure, a light source, and a detector. The photonic crystal microcavity...
Method of taking an image of an object residing in a transparent, colored
A method of producing an image of an object residing inside a transparent container of a first color includes: illuminating the container and the object with...
Flow cytometer and flow cytometry
In one embodiment of the present invention, a flow cytometer includes a plurality of optical sources, each of which illuminates an excitation beam at a...
Stochastic scanning apparatus using multiphoton multifocal source
A rapid-sampling stochastic scanning multiphoton multifocal microscopy (SS-MMM) fluorescence imaging technique enables multiparticle tracking at rates upwards...
Aiming telescope having a range finder
An aiming telescope has an optical axis and a line of sight. Turrets are provided for adjusting the direction of the line of sight. A range finder is...
Dynamic compensation of chromatic point sensor intensity profile data
In a chromatic point sensor, distance measurements are based on a distance-indicating subset of intensity profile data, which is selected in a manner that...
Distance/speed meter and distance/speed measuring method
In a distance/speed meter, first and second semiconductor lasers emit parallel laser light beams to a measurement target. A first laser driver drives the first...
Microlithography illumination systems, components and methods
The disclosure relates to microlithography systems, such as EUV microlithography illumination systems, as well as related components, systems and methods.
Exposure apparatus and device manufacturing method
An exposure apparatus is configured to project a pattern of an original onto a substrate using a projection optical system, thereby exposing the substrate, and...
Immersion exposure apparatus and device manufacturing method
An immersion exposure apparatus that projects a pattern of an original onto a substrate via a projection optical system and a liquid, thereby exposing the...
Immersion exposure apparatus and device manufacturing method with residual
A lithographic projection apparatus includes a substrate table configured to hold a substrate, a projection system arranged to project a patterned beam of...
Immersion exposure apparatus and device manufacturing method with liquid
An exposure apparatus for exposing a substrate by emitting exposure light thereto through a projection optical system and liquid, has a detection apparatus that...
A bistable display having one or more permanent hideable mark, and a method of forming the permanent hideable mark, are described. The permanent hideable mark...
Liquid crystal display panel
A laminated spacer portion formed by laminating various thin films that constitute thin-film transistors is disposed in peripheral driver circuits. As a result,...
Display and method thereof
A flexible display including a first flexible substrate and a second flexible substrate, a plurality of electrodes and control microcircuits disposed on inner...
Liquid crystal display module having liquid crystal panel and backlight
unit and printed circuit board on rear...
A liquid crystal display module includes a liquid crystal display panel and a backlight unit under the liquid crystal display panel. The backlight unit includes...
Display apparatus including signal lines arranged for curing a seal line
A display apparatus includes a display substrate, an opposite substrate, a seal line, a driver chip, a gate insulating layer disposed on the display substrate,...