Methods and apparatus to obtain suspended particle information



An apparatus for obtaining suspended particle information includes an optical array to divide light to a first path and a second path, a platform to orient a first and second container with either the first or second path, and a first and second photodetector to receive at least a direct illuminating component of the light of the first and second path after said light penetrates through the first and second container. A detector interface receives transmission signals from the first and second photodetectors of the direct illuminating component of the light after penetrating through the first and second container and a calculation engine computes the particle information based on a ratio of the received transmission signals.


Attribute NameValues
  • Methods and apparatus to obtain suspended particle information

Patent Number
  • US 9366612 B2

  • Steven Ruggiero

  • Carol Tanner

Inventor From Local Institution
  • Steven Ruggiero

  • Carol Tanner

Other Application
  • 14/490,129

Prior Publication Date
  • 2015-03-12

Prior Publication Number
  • US 20150070696 A1

  • 19

Cooperative Patent Classification codes
  • G01N 15/0205 (20130101); G01N 21/51 (20130101); G01N 21/4785 (20130101); G01N 21/59 (20130101); G01N 21/31 (20130101); G01N 21/00 (20130101); G01N 2015/0294 (20130101); G01N 2021/4707 (20130101); G02B 21/0096 (20130101); G02B 21/18 (20130101); G01N 2201/06113 (20130101); G01N 2201/105 (20130101); G01N 21/39 (20130101)

International Patent Classification codes
  • G01N 21/00 (20060101); G01N 21/51 (20060101); G01N 15/02 (20060101); G01N 21/59 (20060101); G01N 21/47 (20060101); G02B 21/00 (20060101); G02B 21/18 (20060101)

  • English

Date Issued
  • 2016-06-14

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • University of Notre Dame du Lac

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