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Interference

In the law of Patents, the presence of two pending applications, or an existing patent and a pending application that encompass an identical invention or discovery.

When interference exists, the Patent and Trademark Office conducts an investigation to ascertain the priority of invention between the conflicting applications, or the application and the patent. A patent is customarily granted to the earlier invention.

interference

noun antagonism, antipathy, bar, barrier, censure, check, collision, conflict, contravention, damper, disapproval, disturbance, encumbrance, fetter, frustration, hindrance, impediment, imposition, interception, intercession, intermediacy, interruption, intervention, intrusion, invasion, meddling, nuisance, obstruction, onus, opposition, resistance, restraint, setback, stricture, stumbling block
Associated concepts: contempt, frustration of contract, interrerence with contractual relations
See also: bar, barrier, burden, check, collision, conflict, damper, deterrence, deterrent, disadvantage, dispute, embargo, encroachment, encumbrance, fetter, filibuster, frustration, handicap, hiatus, hindrance, impediment, imposition, infringement, intercession, interruption, intervention, intrusion, invasion, mediation, molestation, nuisance, obstruction, onus, opposition, prohibition, resistance, restraint, veto
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As only qualitative assessment of the obtained results (deformation character of the page and its relative value are defined by location shape and density of interference fringes on the page surface) was carried out direction of the page deflection (convexity) was not determined.
When an etalon sample is illuminated with white light, one observes a set of interference fringes in the spectrum of the transmitted light.
Indeed, suppose that we record the photon interference fringes after the holes.
The aim of this paper is to show that Seebeck observed in his apparatus in various glass specimens the basic photoelastic effect, isoclinic and interference fringes, which are used nowadays for residual stress measurement in glass and in other applications of photoelasticity.
The twofold calculations of the geometric either in terms of a shift in the interference fringes or via surface integrals in an abstract state space allows for a geometric interpretation of the obtained phase shift.
As only qualitative assessment of the obtained results (deformation character of the page and its relative value are defined by location shape and density of interference fringes on the page surface) is to be performed deformation direction (in the direction of laser object beam or in the heat source direction) of the page was not determined.
It is possible to observe changes in the number of interference fringes (isopaches) with the changes of loading.
The illuminator uses a standard multi-spectral mercury arc lamp which eliminates interference fringes associated with traditional laser illumination.
The measurement technique (sometimes referred to as Haidinger fringes) analyzes interference fringes from the front and back surfaces of the wafer.
A hologram is a record of the interaction of two beams of coherent light, in the form of microscopic pattern of interference fringes.

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