Patents Assigned to AS America, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20200258811
    Abstract: A cooling device including an encapsulated phase change porous layer that exhibits an increased heat capacity is disclosed. The encapsulated phase change porous layer may include a sintered porous layer, a phase change material formed over the sintered porous layer, and an encapsulation material formed over the phase change material. The encapsulation material may encapsulate the phase change material between the encapsulation material and the sintered porous layer and retain the phase change material between the encapsulation material and the sintered porous layer when a fluid is flowed through or in contact with the encapsulated phase change porous layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Shailesh N. Joshi
  • Publication number: 20200254625
    Abstract: A method of teaching a robot including providing a pin at a location within a work station, and the robot in an area adjacent to the station. The robot having an arm and an end effector that pivots. The end effector has a through-beam sensor including a light emitter and a light receiver to sense when an object is present therebetween. The robot is moved to perform sensing operations in which the sensor senses the pin, such operations are performed while a position and/or an orientation of the end effector are varied to gather sensed position and orientation data. The sensing operations are performed such that the pin is located at different distances between the emitter and the receiver as the robot moves the sensor across the pin. Calculations are performed on the data to determine the location of the pin with respect to a coordinate system of the robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Yaskawa America, Inc.
    Inventor: John Charles ROGERS
  • Publication number: 20200257126
    Abstract: A system includes a photophoretic display device including a trap light source and an illumination light source, an image converter including a light signal propagation director and a light signal sensor, and a control unit. The trap light source is configured to trap a scattering particle and the illumination light source is configured to illuminate the scattering particle that the trap light source is configured to trap such that the photophoretic display device generates a volumetric image. The light signal propagation director is configured to direct a visual signal of the volumetric image to the light signal sensor. The light signal sensor is configured to sense the visual signal and to generate a planar image signal based on the visual signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Schmalenberg, Ercan M. Dede
  • Publication number: 20200253420
    Abstract: An outdoor cooking appliance in combination with an air frying apparatus that has a frying burner, a blower, a heat exchanger, and a cooking chamber. The frying burner is adapted to combust fuel to create heat and other products of combustion. The blower is adapted to circulate a cooking airstream. The heat exchanger is adapted to allow passage of the heat from the combusted fuel while preventing passage of the other products of combustion into the cooking air stream. The blower is further adapted to supply the heated cooking airstream through the heat exchanger to the cooking chamber to cook foodstuff disposed therein while the other products of combustion are not supplied to the cooking chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Team International Group of America Inc.
    Inventors: Arno He, Uri Murad, Paul Simon, Michael Giebel
  • Publication number: 20200254930
    Abstract: A system for optically cloaking an object includes a photophoretic optical trap display including a trap light source and an illumination light source; and a visual sensor at a first visual sensor location. The visual sensor captures an image of a scene, the trap light source is configured to generate a trap beam to control one or more of a position and an orientation of a scattering particle, and the illumination light source is configured to generate an illumination beam to illuminate the scattering particle to generate a reproduction image based on the image of the scene captured by the visual sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Schmalenberg, Ercan M. Dede
  • Publication number: 20200254461
    Abstract: Vessel closure assemblies are provided. The vessel closure assemblies may be engaged with vessels. The vessel closure assemblies may each include a vessel closure, inserts such as anchors and fluid conduits extending through the vessel closure, and a respiratory assembly. The respiratory assembly may include a housing and one or more gas permeable membranes. The gas permeable membranes may be oriented substantially perpendicular to a top wall of the vessel closure through which the inserts extend.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Sartorius Stedim North America Inc,
    Inventor: Michael A. Zumbrum
  • Patent number: 10743442
    Abstract: An assembly includes a substrate including a base portion defining a plurality of orifices that extend through the base portion, the plurality of orifices defining a plurality of jet paths extending along and outward from the plurality of orifices, a mesh coupled to the base portion, the mesh defining a plurality of pores aligned with the plurality of jet paths, and a heat-generating device coupled to the mesh opposite the base portion, the heat-generating device defining a bottom surface that is oriented transverse to the plurality of jet paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Shailesh N. Joshi, Naoya Take
  • Patent number: 10738513
    Abstract: A flush mounted handle assembly for a vehicle is provided, operable with both power and manual modes of opening and closing a slide door. The flush mounted handle assembly may include a case configured to be fixed in a recess of a power slide door of a vehicle. A dual-directional handle base may be provided, pivotally coupled to the case. The handle base may have a first end and a second opposing end. The first and seconds ends may be configured for a selective pivotal movement in opposite directions about a pivot axis. A bell crank may be provided, coupled to the case, and configured to rotate upon engagement with the handle base in order to actuate a switch assembly and to coordinate different operations of the power slide door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Tarakorn Soonthornwinate, Yoshiki Ishikawa, Frank A. Richards, Takahiro Iwama, Hideto Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10740712
    Abstract: Systems and methods of automated personalized guidance include the evaluation of interaction content data. At least one automated guidance is assigned to an agent based upon the evaluation. The automated guidance is defined by at least one interaction type and at least one guidance trigger. Interaction content data is monitored to identify instances of the interaction type and the guidance trigger. Upon identification of the interaction type and the guidance trigger, the automated guidance is automatedly provided. The automated guidance is then evaluated based upon the interaction content data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Verint Americas Inc.
    Inventors: James G. Nies, Joseph Watson, Oren Stern, Martin McCreesh
  • Patent number: 10738668
    Abstract: An automotive driveline unit housing can be that of a power transfer unit (PTU), a final drive unit (FDU), or a rear drive unit (RDU). The automotive driveline unit housing has a lubricant feed passage spanning from an inlet to an outlet. The outlet can be situated near a seal of the automotive driveline unit, near a bearing of the unit, near both the seal and bearing, or near another component. The lubricant feed passage can have a flow restrictor located near its outlet. When the unit is in a connected state, lubricant is received in the lubricant feed passage via a spinning gear of the unit. The received lubricant trickles through the flow restrictor. And when the unit is in a disconnected state, lubricant continues to trickle through the flow restrictor, even though lubricant may no longer be received in the lubricant feed passage via the gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: GKN Driveline North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin M. Walker, Eric J. LaMothe
  • Patent number: 10739787
    Abstract: The systems and methods described herein generally relate to semi-autonomous driving in a vehicular platoon. The lead vehicle initiates the platoon and identifies one or more trailing vehicle positions. Formation information is transmitted to at least one platoon-capable vehicle. A request for joining the platoon is received from the at least one platoon-capable vehicle, the request including acceptance of an agreement from the at least one platoon-capable vehicle, the agreement including lead vehicle responsibilities and trailing vehicle responsibilities. The lead vehicle then controls the platoon based on the lead vehicle responsibilities and delegates control based on the trailing vehicle responsibilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimeros Vladimerou, Colin E. Das
  • Patent number: 10741793
    Abstract: A method for preparing a light emitting device comprising: disposing an electron-injection layer comprising a metal oxide on a cathode, disposing a first layer adjacent the electron-injection layer, the first layer comprising a small molecule material with a bandgap of at least about 3 eV capable of blocking holes, forming an emissive layer comprising quantum dots capable of emitting blue light upon excitation at a surface of the first layer opposite the electron-injection layer; disposing a second layer comprising a material capable of transporting holes and blocking electrons with a bandgap of at least about 3 eV adjacent a surface of the emissive layer opposite the first layer, and disposing an anode over the second layer. A light-emitting device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG RESEARCH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Yuhua Niu, Peter T. Kazlas
  • Patent number: 10737621
    Abstract: A cloaking device includes an object-side, an image-side, an object-side cloaking region (CR) reflection boundary having an outward facing mirror surface, and an image-side CR reflection boundary having an outward facing mirror surface. A cloaking region is bounded by the object-side CR reflection boundary and the image-side CR reflection boundary. An object-side lens, an image-side lens and at least one exterior reflection boundary are included. Light from an object positioned on the object-side of the cloaking device and obscured by the cloaking region is focused by the object-side lens, reflected by the object-side CR reflection boundary, the at least one exterior reflection boundary and the image-side CR reflection boundary, and focused by the image-side lens to form an image of the object on the image-side of the cloaking device such that the light from the object appears to pass through the cloaking region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyu-Tae Lee, Debasish Banerjee
  • Patent number: 10736347
    Abstract: A control system for mixing materials having a container to receive the materials, agitators, a driveline to drive the agitators at an output speed with an output torque, an power source to provide an input speed with an input torque, a continuously variable transmission that connects the driveline and the power source, and an electronic control unit configured to adjust a speed ratio of the continuously variable transmission to provide a linear relationship between the input torque and the output torque with a slope, when the input torque is below a control input threshold, and to follow a corrected linear relationship between the input torque and the output torque with a corrected slope smaller than the slope when the input torque is above the control input threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: KUHN NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Bryan Rowntree, Jacob Veeder, Rodney Zimmerman, Aaron Wepner, William Bassett, Thomas J. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 10738825
    Abstract: A tapered roller bearing assembly includes a one-piece inner ring that has two outer raceways oriented at angles relative to a longitudinal axis and a first outer ring with a first inner raceway and a second outer ring having a second inner raceway. The bearing assembly includes a spacer ring that has an axial width and is positioned around the inner ring and between the first and outer rings. A plurality of rolling elements is in rolling engagement with the first outer raceway and the first inner raceway. A plurality of rolling elements is in rolling engagement with the second outer raceway and the second inner raceway. The axial width is selectively established to obtain a predetermined axial clearance between the inner ring and the first outer ring and the second outer ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Roller Bearing Company of America, Inc.
    Inventors: James Prescavage, Roman Malychok
  • Patent number: 10742526
    Abstract: A system and methods for dynamically controlling sample rates and data flow in a distributed networked environment by dynamic determination of statistical significance or characteristics for an unlimited number of data collection scripts concurrently executed on concurrently rendering web pages operating an unlimited number of advertisements. Consumer and media behaviors are sampled on all the different components of the distributed environment to gather information, which is transmitted to a downstream statistical analytics system. The system and methods are configured to balance the communication data flow and load among servers and browsers in this distributed networked environment that are engaged in viewing of online content including online content with one or more advertisements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: ORACLE AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Fichter, Christopher R. Tsoufakis, Nikki K. Gomez, Aniq Rahman, Jonah Goodhart, Michael Garrett Seiler, Suryansh Agarwal
  • Patent number: 10737702
    Abstract: A method of autonomous driving includes evaluating information about an environment surrounding a vehicle, identifying a driving maneuver, and generating a driving plan for performing the driving maneuver based on the evaluation of the information about the environment surrounding the vehicle. Additionally, to apprise a user of a risk of performing the driving maneuver, the method includes visually simulating the driving plan by displaying, on a display, a sequence of actions associated with performing the driving maneuver. Further, the method includes outputting, at at least one interface, a query whether the user confirms the driving maneuver. When, in response to the query, a user response is received, at the at least one interface, that the user confirms the driving maneuver, the method includes operating vehicle systems in the vehicle to perform the driving maneuver according to the driving plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: John-Michael McNew
  • Patent number: 10737817
    Abstract: A robotic handling apparatus includes a vertical motion mechanism and a first arm member connected to the vertical motion mechanism. The first arm member is movable in a vertical direction by the vertical motion mechanism. The robotic handling apparatus includes a second arm member connected to the vertical motion mechanism via the first arm member, and a first drive unit configured to drive the second arm member to pivot about a first axis. An end effector is connected to the second arm to transfer an article from a first position to a second position by the motion of the vertical motion mechanism, first arm member, and second arm member, the first arm member being mounted to a side of the vertical motion mechanism relative to the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: YASKAWA AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: John Charles Rogers, Hiroyuki Handa, John D. Payne, Carl Michael Traynor
  • Patent number: D892593
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: AS America, Inc.
    Inventors: Emilie Williams, Greg Reinecker, Jean-Jacques L'Henaff
  • Patent number: D892699
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: DICASTAL NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Liang Ma, Zhihua Zhu, Shiwen Xu