HINDS INSTRUMENTS, INC.
|HINDS INSTRUMENTS, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20120326005||Detection System for Birefringence Measurement - A system for controlling a light beam in an optical setup includes a light source that directs a collimated light beam along a path, through a sample, and toward the active area of a stationary detector. A lens is selectively movable into the path of the light beam for spreading the beam in instances where the path of the beam is altered by the sample between the source and the stationary detector. The detector, therefore, is held stationary. Adjustment mechanisms are provided for increasing the intensity characteristic of the light that reaches the detector to account for a decrease in intensity that occurs when the lens is in the path of the light beam to spread the beam.||12-27-2012|
|20110181883||High Throughput Birefringence Measurement - Improving the throughput of systems for measuring birefringence of optical samples includes techniques for directing multiple beams through the photoelastic modulator component of the system so that, along with expanded detection mechanisms to accommodate the multiple beams, the heretofore scanning (via a single beam) of a line across the sample is considerably enlarged so that several lines covering a “swath” of the sample area is scanned by the system of the present invention.||07-28-2011|
|20110063707||Support System for Vibrating Optical Assembly - A support system for a vibrating component of an optical assembly that is adjacent to a frame, wherein the component is driven to vibrate along an X-direction of a three-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system. The support system includes a support member connected to the frame. The support system has contact elements that are adjustable for movement into and out of contact with the vibrating component to constrain motion of the vibrating component in the Y-direction and in the Z-direction, without constraining motion of the vibrating component in the X-direction.||03-17-2011|
|20090323064||Measurement of Linear and Circular Diattentuation in Optical Elements - A system for measuring linear or circular diattenuation in an optical element includes a sample rotation stage for securing an optical element sample; a light source module for generating a source light beam and a detector module. The light source module and detector module are arranged with the sample rotation stage between them, thereby permitting the source light beam to propagate through a sample that may be secured in the sample stage and to the detector module. Linear motion control of the light source module and the detector module, as well as tilt control of the light source module, the sample rotation stage and the detector module is provided, thereby to facilitate detection, by the detector module of the modulated light intensity information corresponding to a diattenuation characteristic of the optical sample secured in the sample stage.||12-31-2009|
|20090279089||Detection System for Birefringence Measurement - A method of controlling a light beam in an optical system includes a light source that directs a collimated light beam along a path, through a sample, and toward the active area of a stationary detector. The method includes the step selectively moving a lens into the path of the light beam for spreading the beam in instances where the path of the beam is altered by the sample between the source and the stationary detector The detector, therefore, is held stationary. Adjustment means are provided for increasing the intensity characteristic of the light that reaches the detector to account for a decrease in intensity that occurs when the lens is in the path of the light beam to spread the beam.||11-12-2009|
|20080290257||Automatic Gain Control in Photodetectors - The amount of gain applied to a photodetector such as a photomultiplier tube (PMT) is limited to an amount that does not cause the applied PMT bias voltage to overdrive, hence damage, the PMT. Techniques for limiting the PMT gain are implemented in a way that does not interfere with the precision with which the PMT gain may be established (by selection of a reference level) below that limited level.||11-27-2008|
Patent applications by HINDS INSTRUMENTS, INC.