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Binnard Michael: Maintaining immersion fluid under a lithographic projection lens. Nikon Corporation, Binnard Michael, ROEDER Steven G, October 21, 2004: WO/2004/090577 (589 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for maintaining immersion fluid (212) in the gap adjacent the projection lens (16) during the exchange of a work piece (208) in a lithography machine (10) is disclosed. The apparatus and method includes an optical assembly (16) configured to project an image onto a work piece ...


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Eaton John K: An electro-osmotic element for an immersion lithography apparatus. Nikon Corporation, Eaton John K, ROEDER Steven G, October 21, 2004: WO/2004/090633 (530 worldwide citation)

An environmental system (26) for controlling an environment in a gap (246) between an optical assembly (16) and a device (30) includes a fluid barrier (254), an immersion fluid system (252), an electro-osmotic element (256), and a control system (255). The fluid barrier (254) is positioned near the ...


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Wahl Rebecca Hawkins, Bayer Hanspeter Robert, Litke Ronald George Jr, Reed Scott W, Taylor Alan G: Bone screw with selectively securable washer. Nexa Orthopedics, Wahl Rebecca Hawkins, Bayer Hanspeter Robert, Litke Ronald George Jr, Reed Scott, W, Taylor Alan G, ROEDER Steven G, September 27, 2007: WO/2007/109140 (28 worldwide citation)

A screw assembly (10) for insertion into a bone region (12A) (12B) includes a screw body (14) and a washer (16). The screw body (14) includes a distal end (218), a proximal end (224), and a distal threaded area (220), and a proximal threaded area (226). The distal threaded area (220) is positioned n ...


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Corrao Emie, Hawkins Rebecca Wahl, Taylor Alan G: Compression pin with opposed threaded regions. Nexa Orthopedics, Corrao Emie, Hawkins Rebecca Wahl, Taylor Alan G, ROEDER Steven G, September 27, 2007: WO/2007/109132 (24 worldwide citation)

A compression pin for compressing two bone regions together includes a body having a distal end, a proximal end, a first threaded region, and a second threaded region. The first region is positioned near the distal end, with the second region positioned near the first region. The first region includ ...


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Day Timothy, Arnone David F: Compact external cavity mid-ir optical lasers. Daylight Solutions, Day Timothy, Arnone David F, ROEDER Steven G, March 27, 2008: WO/2008/036884 (5 worldwide citation)

Highly compact quantum well based laser systems with external cavity configurations are tightly integrated in a very small mounting system having high thermal and vibrational stability. The mounting systems may include adjustability and alignment features specifically designed to account for the par ...


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HONG Li: Système de classification de la netteté dimage, Image sharpness classification system. Nikon Corporation, HONG Li, ROEDER Steven G, November 10, 2011: WO/2011/139288 (5 worldwide citation)

A method for predicting whether a test image (318) is sharp or blurred includes the steps of : providing a sharpness classifier (316) that is trained to discriminate between sharp and blurred images; computing a set of sharpness features (322) for the test image (318) by (i) generating a high pass i ...


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Day Timothy, Weida Miles James: Extended tuning in external cavity quantum cascade lasers. Daylight Solutions, Day Timothy, Weida Miles James, ROEDER Steven G, March 27, 2008: WO/2008/036881 (4 worldwide citation)

In a semiconductor lasers using quantum well gain medium, a quantum well stack is mounted in an epi-down configuration. The epitaxial side of the device may be directly bonded to an efficient heat transport system so that heat may more easily leave the quantum well stack layers and be disposed at a ...


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Hong Li: Device and method for estimating whether an image is blurred. Nikon Corporation, Hong Li, Roeder Steven G, December 3, 2009: WO/2009/146297 (4 worldwide citation)

A method for estimating whether an image (14) is either blurred or sharp includes the steps of (i) determining an image gradient histogram distribution (410) of at least a portion of the image (14), (ii) comparing at least a portion of the image gradient histogram distribution (410) to a Gaussian mo ...


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SOGARD Michael R, SMITH Daniel Gene, GOODWIN Eric Peter: SYSTÈME DE MISE AU POINT AUTOMATIQUE COMPRENANT CONFIGURATION DE RÉFÉRENCE, AUTOFOCUS SYSTEM WITH REFERENCE CONFIGURATION. NIKON CORPORATION, SOGARD Michael R, SMITH Daniel Gene, GOODWIN Eric Peter, ROEDER Steven G, December 27, 2012: WO/2012/177663 (4 worldwide citation)

A system (222) for measuring the position of a work piece (200) includes a redirector assembly (244), a light source assembly (240), a detector assembly (242), and a control system (224). The redirector assembly (244) is positioned near and spaced apart from the working surface (200A). The light sou ...


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Hong Li: Autofocus technique utilizing gradient histogram distribution characteristics. NIKON CORPORATION, Roeder Steven G, April 1, 2010: WO/2010/036249 (3 worldwide citation)

A method for estimating if an optical assembly (238) is focused on a scene (12) includes the steps of: capturing information for an image (14) of the scene (12); determining an image gradient histogram distribution (360) of at least a portion of the image (14); determining a Gaussian model gradient ...