Patents Examined by Albert J. Gagliardi
  • Patent number: 7381957
    Abstract: A support mechanism for protecting an object is described. The support system includes at least one support or friction ring for providing dynamic protection to the object. One embodiment includes a support ring having corrugated bumps. Another embodiment includes multiple support rings axially separated by spacers. In another embodiment a support mechanism is provided having at least one friction ring in combination with O-rings. A compound optical coupler is also described, which has a self-wetting clear optical coupling gel and an elastomeric load ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Frederick Mining Controls
    Inventors: Dwight Medley, Larry D. Frederick, Dean Estill
  • Patent number: 7232998
    Abstract: A bolometer-type infrared solid-state image sensor has a plurality of infrared detecting elements provided above the substrate, which has diaphragm spacing from the substrate and supported by beams. The diaphragm has a bolometer thin film, electrodes arranged on the both end of the bolometer thin film, an upper layer protective film and a lower layer protective film, which are formed so as to sandwich and cover said bolometer thin film and the electrodes, and concave or convex sections formed on said lower layer protective film. The bolometer thin film is formed on the sides of the concave or convex sections. The beams includes wiring material and insulating protective films surrounding the wiring material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Shigeru Tohyama
  • Patent number: 7233003
    Abstract: The radiation detector according to this invention has a common electrode for bias voltage application formed on a surface of an amorphous selenium semiconductor film (a-Se semiconductor film) sensitive to radiation. The common electrode is a gold thin film having a thickness in a range of 100 to 1,000 ?. The gold thin film acting as the common electrode may be formed on the surface of the a-Se semiconductor film at a relatively low vapor deposition temperature and in a reduced vapor deposition time. This feature suppresses a generation of defects in the a-Se semiconductor film due to formation of the common electrode. The gold thin film for the common electrode is not so thick as in the prior art, but is 1,000 ? or less. With the reduced thickness, the common electrode has improved boding property with respect to the a-Se semiconductor film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignees: Shimadzu Corporation, Shindengen Electric Manufacturing Co., Ltd, Shindengen Sensor Device Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Koji Watadani, Kenji Sato, Yoichiro Shimura, Hideo Tsuruta
  • Patent number: 7230245
    Abstract: A device for use with a source of radiation to provide a THz emission image representing a sample. The device comprises a substrate, a metallic probe having a tip adjacent to the substrate surface and a source of AC bias coupled between the probe tip and substrate. Radiation generated by the source of radiation is incident on the substrate surface in the vicinity of the probe tip and generates THz emission based at least on the AC bias coupled between the probe tip and substrate. A method for providing a THz emission image representing a sample is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Inventors: Xi-Cheng Zhang, Tao Yuan, Jingzhou Xu, Haewook Han
  • Patent number: 7227157
    Abstract: A cerium activated lutetium borate phosphor of the following formula (I): (Lux,Lny)BO3:aCe,bA ??(I) in which Ln is at least one rare earth element selected from the group consisting of Y, La and Gd; A is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Pr, Nd, Pm, Sm, Eu, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb and Zr; and x, y, a and b are numbers satisfying the conditions of 0.5?x<1, 0?y<0.5, 0<a?0.2, 0?b?0.2 and x+y+a+b=1.0, gives a stimulated emission off when it is excited with an electromagnetic wave after exposing to a radiation such as X-rays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Masaharu Nakatsu
  • Patent number: 7223981
    Abstract: A radiation detector assembly has a semiconductor detector array substrate of CdZnTe or CdTe, having a plurality of detector cell pads on a first surface thereof, the pads having a contact metallization and a solder barrier metallization. An interposer card has planar dimensions no larger than planar dimensions of the semiconductor detector array substrate, a plurality of interconnect pads on a first surface thereof, at least one readout semiconductor chip and at least one connector on a second surface thereof, each having planar dimensions no larger than the planar dimensions of the interposer card. Solder columns extend from contacts on the interposer first surface to the plurality of pads on the semiconductor detector array substrate first surface, the solder columns having at least one solder having a melting point or liquidus less than 120 degrees C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Aguila Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: M. Albert Capote, Howard A. Lenos
  • Patent number: 7220974
    Abstract: A fluorescence detection apparatus irradiates a sample with an excitation light having different wavelengths, spectrally detects fluorescence from the sample, and includes: a comparison unit for comparing the wavelength of the excitation light with the starting wavelength of a fluorescent spectrum detection bandwidth; and a determination unit for determining an excitation light irradiation timing such that the irradiation of the excitation wavelength is stopped when the wavelength of the excitation light is longer than the starting wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Hattori, Yujin Arai
  • Patent number: 7211807
    Abstract: The subject matter of the invention is a readout method performed by stripe scanning planar objects with substances emitting fluorescence radiation, a detector being provided and said fluorescence radiation being imaged onto said detector, said detector comprising at least one row of N-linearly disposed single detector segments, with the scanning direction being rotated by angle ? with respect to the at least one detector row.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: LaVision BioTec GmbH
    Inventor: Heinrich Spiecker
  • Patent number: 7199379
    Abstract: An image storage screen or panel, suitable for use in applications related with computed radiography, has been disclosed, wherein said screen or panel comprises a binderless needle-shaped stimulable (storage) phosphor and a substrate, characterized in that said substrate has a surface roughness of less than 2 ?m and a reflectivity of more than 80%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Paul Leblans, Toshio Takabayashi
  • Patent number: 7145146
    Abstract: A micro-spectroscopic measuring device having a structure in which a spectroscopic element made of an array of photonic crystals with defects, flow paths for introducing a sample, and light detecting elements with sensitivity to a band from near infrared to infrared are stacked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Taro Ogawa, Toshiki Sugawara, Kazuhiko Hosomi, Masataka Shirai, Toshio Katsuyama, Kaoru Umemura, Masaru Izawa, Kazuhiko Sagara, Hiroshi Kakibayashi
  • Patent number: RE46366
    Abstract: A non-radioactive atmospheric pressure device for ionization of analytes comprises an atmospheric pressure chamber having an inlet for carrier gas, a first electrode at one end, and a counter-electrode at the other end of the chamber for creating an electrical discharge in the carrier gas thus creating metastable neutral excited-state species. Optionally, a grid is provided to generate electrons or ions by contact with the excited-state species. The carrier gas containing the excited-state species or the electrons generated therefrom is directed at an analyte at atmospheric pressure near ground potential to form analyte ions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: JEOL USA, INC.
    Inventors: Robert B. Cody, James A. Laramee
  • Patent number: RE46452
    Abstract: An electrostatic lens comprising a first conductive plate with a first aperture, a second conductive plate with a second aperture, the second aperture being substantially aligned with the first aperture, a voltage supply for supplying a first voltage to the first conductive plate and a second voltage to the second conductive plate, the first voltage being lower than the second voltage, and an insulating structure for separating the first conductive plate from the second conductive plate. The insulating structure comprises a first portion in contact with the first conductive plate and a second portion in contact with the second conductive plate, the first portion having an overhanging portion and the second portion having an indented portion at an edge of the insulating structure, so that a gap is formed between the overhanging portion and the second conductive plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Inventors: Stijn Willem Herman Karel Steenbrink, Johan Joost Koning, Peter Veltman
  • Patent number: RE46540
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for integrating a surface acoustic wave (SAW) filter and a transceiver are provided to solve the problem of having a large area of the prior-art integration of a SAW filter and a transceiver; wherein a device for integrating a SAW filter and a transceiver is provided and a component stack method is used to accomplish the integration of the SAW filter and the transceiver, and thus besides featuring a low cost and a small area as well as avoiding a signal loss, the invention can further include a design of encapsulating other components and chips, or even suitable to be used for various integrated circuit packaging technologies (such as QFP and BGA, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventors: Yu-Ling Chiu, Tsyr-Shyang Liou
  • Patent number: RE46904
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electrical connector for connecting a core of a machine cable (37) to a pin (28) or a socket (32) of an electrical connection device. The connector has a first part and a second part. The first and second parts have first and second locking surfaces respectively and first and second separate contact surfaces (50, 52). The second part further includes a projection for securing the core of the machine cable and which is electrically connected to the second contact surface. The contact surfaces are so arranged that when the locking surfaces are interlocked, the contact surfaces are in electrical contact with each other so that an electrical contact is established between the core of the machine cable and the pin or socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: CONNEC LIMITED
    Inventor: Mark Wells
  • Patent number: RE46923
    Abstract: An electrical connection device is arranged for connection to a machine cable and includes a pin and a socket. The pin and the socket have engagement surfaces with the pin or socket having another surface that forms a wedging surface for the device. The pin and the socket are moveable relative to each other from a released position to an engaging position in which the engaging surfaces form an electrical contact. The device also includes a wedge portion arranged to impart a force on the wedging surface by contacting the wedging surface on movement to the engaging position. The pin and the socket are arranged so that the engagement surfaces move into opposing relationship on movement to the engaging position and the force imparted on the wedging surface biases one engagement surface against an opposing engagement surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: CONNEC LIMITED
    Inventor: Mark Wells
  • Patent number: RE47110
    Abstract: Systems and methodologies are described that facilitate reporting an uplink power headroom (UPH) during an E-DCH transmission in a CELL_FACH state. For a E-DCH transmission, a reduced measurement period can be utilized in order to report a UPH measurement. In particular, the reduced measurement period can be less than 100 milliseconds. The UPH measurement can be communicated based upon receipt of AICH/E-AICH and transmission of DPCCH for a configurable number of radio frames. The UPH measurement can be based upon the transmitted power prior to actual data transmission. Additionally, the UPH measurement can be included within scheduling information portion of a MAC header.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sharad Deepak Sambhwani, Mehmet Yavuz
  • Patent number: RE47173
    Abstract: A radiotherapy technique for providing a radiation source having a radiation path that intersects a treatment area, activating the radiation source, and moving the radiation source in three dimensions about the treatment area, wherein the radiation source is continually directed substantially toward an isocentric point within the treatment area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventor: John P. Stokes
  • Patent number: RE47373
    Abstract: A method for forming a hermetically sealed capacitor including: forming an anode; forming a dielectric on the anode; forming a conductive layer on the dielectric thereby forming a capacitive element; inserting the capacitive element into a casing; electrically connecting the anode to an exterior anode connection; electrically connecting the cathode to an exterior cathode connection; filling the casing with an atmosphere comprising a composition, based on 1 kg of atmosphere, of at least 175 g to no more than 245 g of oxygen, at least 7 g to no more than 11 g of water, at least 734 grams to no more than 818 grams of nitrogen and no more than 10 grams of a minor component; and hermetically sealing the casing with the atmosphere with the capacitive element contained in the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: KEMET Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Qingping Chen, Yuri Freeman, Steven C. Hussey
  • Patent number: RE47430
    Abstract: A coordinate measuring device includes a carrier that can be rotated automatically about two axes and that can be directed toward a measuring aid. The following are arranged on the carrier so as to be able to move together: an optical distance measuring device for measuring the distance to the measuring aid; a light source for emitting light, directly or by means of optical elements, wherein said light is visible as a target point when reflected on the measuring aid; a target detecting unit for determining a position as the position of the imaging of the target point on a position detection sensor. The control apparatus is designed to direct the carrier at the measuring aid by rotating the carrier about the at least two axes of the carrier according to the fine position and the rough position; and the light source is a superluminescent diode (SLED).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Burkhard Boeckem, Thomas Leuthi
  • Patent number: RE47561
    Abstract: A multi charged particle beam writing method includes calculating first shot positions of multiple beams, each of which includes a distortion amount of an irradiating corresponding beam, in a case of irradiating each beam, based on control grid intervals, calculating first condition positions based on a pre-set condition, each of which is arranged in a corresponding first region surrounded by closest second shot positions of 2×2 in length and width of the first shot positions, calculating, for each of second regions respectively surrounded by closest second condition positions of the first condition positions, an area density of a figure pattern in overlapping with a second region concerned, calculating an irradiation amount or an irradiation time of each beam whose corresponding first shot position is in a corresponding second region, based on an area density, and writing a pattern by irradiating a beam of the calculated irradiation amount or time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: NuFlare Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryoichi Yoshikawa, Munehiro Ogasawara