Patents Examined by An H. Do
  • Patent number: 11959970
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of the present specification provide a method and device for capacity degradation prediction of a lithium-ion battery. The method comprises the following steps: acquiring an original battery discharge capacity; decomposing the original battery discharge capacity through a predetermined mode decomposition method to obtain battery discharge capacities composed of a plurality of different frequency signals; inputting the respective frequency signals into a pre-constructed capacity prediction model to obtain capacity prediction results corresponding to the respective frequency signals; selecting capacity prediction result that satisfies a predetermined relevance condition corresponding to the respective frequency signals; and reconstructing the finally predicted battery discharge capacity according to the capacity prediction result that satisfies the predetermined relevance condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Beijing Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Huixing Meng, Mengyao Geng, Cheng Wang, Jinduo Xing
  • Patent number: 11951750
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for regulating ink injector supply in a print head, of the type installed in printing equipment and that use ink injectors which, by the installation of a measurement assembly parallel to the head and configured to emulate said print head, allows making an ink pressure measurement that does not require placing the ink system next to the head and prevents the use of pressure sensors with a wide range, using a single sensor without having to known the elevation of the head with respect to the system, nor the density of the liquid, or even the variation of viscosity with temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: UNITED BARCODE SYSTEMS, S.L.
    Inventor: Antoni Maria Bonet Lozano
  • Patent number: 11951736
    Abstract: An inkjet printing system includes: (a) an inkjet printhead having a rigid elongate manifold with first and second parallel ink supply channels extending along a length of the manifold between respective ink ports positioned at opposite ends thereof; and a plurality of printhead chips mounted to a lower surface of the manifold, the ink supply channels supplying ink to the printhead chips via ink outlets defined in the lower surface. One end of the manifold has a first ink inlet port for the first ink supply channel and an ink outlet port for the second ink supply channel. The other end of the manifold has a first ink outlet port for the first ink supply channel and a second ink inlet port for the second ink supply channel. An ink delivery system is configured to flow ink along the first and second channels in opposite directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Memjet Technology Limited
    Inventors: Michael Hudson, David Burke, Qing Chen, Graeme Lowe, Jason Mark Thelander, Ellaine Munton
  • Patent number: 11953636
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to data acquisition units or nodes and more specifically to seismic data acquisition units or nodes for use in data gathering for ambient noise tomography (ANT). Some embodiments relate to a method for data acquisition, and systems employing one or more data acquisition units. Some embodiments relate to systems comprising one or more satellites in communication with one or more data acquisition units for communication to a remote server, for remote storage, and processing for creating sub-surface tomography images accessible to client devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Fleet Space Technologies Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Braeden James Borg, Matthew James Pearson
  • Patent number: 11945228
    Abstract: A system and method upwards ink deposit onto a substrate in existing printing systems. The system provides for multiple orientations of the print head including jetting in the vertical (or generally upwards) direction to mark a substrate. The system allows the ink jetting to be easily integrated into existing converting or printing processes without the need to add auxiliary web transporting devices such as a turn bar since the print head is jetting the pigment-based ink sets vertically as illustrated in the document provided. To jet vertically the ink viscosity needs to be closely controlled utilizing in line ink heating systems that are deployed throughout the ink supply circuit. The system measures the difference between meniscus and pressure with a predetermined amount of heat applied to the system using in line/integrated heating devices in order to accomplish a vertical jet at speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Metas, LLC
    Inventor: Blake Middleton
  • Patent number: 11945231
    Abstract: A printing material container is detachably attachable to a printing apparatus having a plurality of apparatus-side terminals. The printing material container comprises a first device, a second device, and a terminal group that includes a plurality of first terminals, at least one second terminal and at least one third terminal. The plurality of first terminals are connected to the first device and respectively include a first contact portion for contacting a corresponding terminal among the plurality of apparatus-side terminals. The at least one second terminal is connected to the second device and includes a second contact portion for contacting a corresponding terminal among the plurality of apparatus-side terminals. The at least one third terminal is for the detection of shorting between the at least one second terminal and the at least one third terminal and includes a third contact portion for contacting a corresponding terminal among the plurality of apparatus-side terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Noboru Asauchi
  • Patent number: 11941562
    Abstract: Based on operation trajectory data an operation analysis device identifies all open points indicating positions at which the crusher is opened during the operation period and all close points indicating positions at which a crusher is closed during an operation period, calculates, as a shortest distance, a distance between each open point of the all open points and a close point nearest to the each open point, and identifies, as a sorting destination open point, an open point at which the shortest distance exceeds a first threshold value, identifies data until the crusher grasping the dismantling part moves to the sorting destination and returns to the dismantling target again from among the operation trajectory data as movement data of the crusher having moved in the dismantling operation, and identifies data in which the movement data has been removed from the operation trajectory data as grasping operation data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignees: KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD., HIROSHIMA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Takahashi, Katsumi Morikawa, Shoya Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11938739
    Abstract: An ink refill container includes a container main body including an ink storage chamber, an ink outlet-forming portion provided on an end portion of the container main body forming an ink outlet that allows the ink to flow out from the ink storage chamber, and a valve provided in the ink outlet-forming portion configured to openably seal the ink outlet, in which the ink outlet-forming portion includes a positioning portion on an outer side of the ink outlet-forming portion. in which the positioning portion is closer to the container main body than the valve is to the container main body in a central axis direction of the ink outlet, and in which the positioning portion partially abuts against an ink tank when the valve is opened for refilling the ink to the ink tank, to thereby position the valve relative to the ink tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadahiro Mizutani, Ryoichi Tanaka, Manabu Akahane, Makoto Kobayashi, Naomi Kimura, Hideki Okumura, Shoma Kudo, Tetsuya Takamoto, Hiroaki Sakai
  • Patent number: 11940820
    Abstract: A pressure regulating valve for an inkjet printhead. The valve includes: a fluid flow path defined between a valve inlet and a valve outlet; an orifice positioned in the flow path; a movable valve member configured for regulating a fluid flow rate through the orifice; a regulator chamber having the valve outlet and including a diaphragm operatively connected to the valve member, such that movement of the diaphragm moves the valve member relative to the orifice; and a biasing mechanism for resiliently biasing the diaphragm away from the orifice. An outer surface of the valve member is non-linearly flared away from the diaphragm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Memjet Technology Limited
    Inventors: Zhenya Yourlo, Mohammadreza Behi, Peter Crichton, Norman Micheal Berry
  • Patent number: 11938727
    Abstract: Fluid is continuously recirculated through a thermal fluid-ejection printhead. Prior to firing a thermal resistor of the printhead to thermally eject a drop of the fluid through a nozzle of the printhead, the fluid is recirculated on-demand through a chamber of the printhead between the nozzle and the thermal resistor. The thermal resistor is fired to thermally eject the drop of the fluid through the nozzle. The fluid has a concentration of solids greater than 12% by volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Alexander Govyadinov, Alex Trubnikov, Ronald Albert Askeland
  • Patent number: 11926157
    Abstract: A fluid ejection head for a fluid jet ejection device and a method for improving adhesion between a nozzle plate and a flow feature layer of the ejection head. The fluid ejection head includes a silicon substrate containing at least one array of fluid ejectors deposited thereon. At least one fluid supply via is etched through the silicon substrate adjacent to the at array of fluid ejectors. A flow feature layer is attached to the silicon substrate. The flow feature layer contains at fluid chambers and fluid flow channels corresponding the array of fluid ejectors for ejecting fluid provide fluid from the at least one fluid supply via to fluid chambers. At least a portion of the flow feature layer comprises an attachment surface having improved surface adhesion characteristics, and a nozzle plate containing nozzle holes is laminated to the flow feature layer to provide the fluid ejection head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sean T. Weaver
  • Patent number: 11926161
    Abstract: A modular print bar may include at least one first print head module and at least one second print head module. Each print head module may include a base plate with which at least one print head can be connected. At least one first ink supply line for supplying ink to the respective print head may respectively run in the base plates. The print head modules may be firmly connected to a print bar such that a connection can be established between the first ink supply line of the first print head module and the first ink supply line of the second print head module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Production Printing Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Florian Hitzlsperger, Ulrich Stöckle
  • Patent number: 11926162
    Abstract: An ink refill container configured to refill an ink tank with ink and an ink refill system. An ink refill container includes a container main body having an ink chamber; an ink outlet forming portion provided at an edge of the container main body including an ink outlet configured to allow ink to flow out from the ink chamber; a valve provided in ink outlet forming portion and configured to seal the ink outlet in an openable and closable manner; and a positioning structure configured to abut on part of the ink tank and position the valve relative to ink tank when valve is opened. The positioning structure has a positioning surface located on an opposite side to a container main body side where the container main body is located, across the valve and extends in a direction intersecting with a center axis of the ink outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadahiro Mizutani, Taku Ishizawa, Noriyuki Fukasawa, Naomi Kimura, Shoma Kudo, Manabu Akahane
  • Patent number: 11927504
    Abstract: The application proposes a non-destructive testing method for the sealing degree of the small cigarette box packaging, which includes placing the small cigarette box to be tested in an airtight chamber, using a balance cabin to quickly form a stable negative pressure in the airtight chamber; The pressure change of the sealed chamber is continuously measured until equilibrium, and the data model is analyzed and established by using Darcy's law, Fick's diffusion law and the physical process of molecular kinetic theory. Through the non-destructive testing method for the sealing degree of the small cigarette box packaging of the present invention, the traditional destructive measurement (damaged small box packaging) for measuring the sealing degree of cigarette small box is changed into non-destructive testing; The test results have specific physical meaning; The test time of a single sample is reduced to ? of the time of destructive test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: ZHENGZHOU TOBACCO RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF CNTC
    Inventors: Bin Li, Yue Sun, Le Wang, Guangyang Qiu, Mingjian Zhang, Ran Chen, Ke Zhang, Nan Deng
  • Patent number: 11926164
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a recording head configured to discharge a liquid, a first liquid reservoir unit configured to store the liquid to be supplied to the recording head, a liquid supply port configured to supply the liquid stored in the first liquid reservoir unit into the recording head, a liquid supply path connecting the first liquid reservoir unit and the liquid supply port, a second reservoir unit, in the recording head, configured to store the liquid supplied from the liquid supply port, and a holding unit configured to hold the liquid supplied from the second reservoir unit, in the recording head, wherein the second reservoir unit includes an opening provided upward in a direction of a gravitational force with respect to the liquid supply port and is configured to supply the liquid to the holding unit, when the recording head is in a posture of performing recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tetsu Hamano
  • Patent number: 11921433
    Abstract: A metrology system may include an optical metrology tool configured to produce an optical metrology output for one or more features on a processed substrate, and a metrology machine learning model that has been trained using a training set of (i) profiles, critical dimensions, and/or contours for a plurality of features, and (ii) optical metrology outputs for the plurality of features. The metrology machine learning model may be configured to: receive the optical metrology output from the optical metrology tool; and output the profile, critical dimension, and/or contour of the one or more features on the processed substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Ye Feng, Yan Zhang, Osman Sorkhabi
  • Patent number: 11919311
    Abstract: Since ink is not heated at a protrusion connecting an ink supplying device and a print head chip or the like, the viscosity of the ink increases, and the fluidity may not be maintained in some cases. An inkjet printer 1 for solving the above problem includes an inkjet head 300 that ejects ink; a protrusion 310 provided to protrude from the inkjet head 300 and configured to circulate the ink to the inkjet head 300; and an ink flow path portion 6 that supplies the ink to the protrusion 310; where the ink flow path portion 6 includes an ink warming block 200 that heats the ink, and a conducting portion 210 that is formed in the ink warming block 200 itself or separately from the ink warming block 200 and through which heat from the ink warming block 200 is conducted is adjacently disposed outside the protrusion 310.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Soichiro Takehana
  • Patent number: 11913768
    Abstract: A sensor system and a method of operating a sensor system including a plurality of sensors tracking a moving object in an area having known bounding surfaces. The apparatus and method calculate a time-specific position of the object based on data and sensor parameters from at least two of the plurality of sensors and determine errors between the calculated time-specific positions calculated. The method and apparatus calculate a minimum system error attributable to the at least two sensors by constraining at least one dimension in the data of the sensor used in the calculated time-specific position of the object associated with the sensor, the constraining based on an object/surface interaction, the minimum system error calculated by solving for modified sensor parameters for each sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: SPORTSMEDIA TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Roger R. Labbe, Divya Ramakrishnan, Lavanya Sridharan, Richard H. Cavallaro, Marvin S. White
  • Patent number: 11908579
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for determining a biological test to be performed on a biological subject in order to determine the biological condition of the biological subject, and a corresponding system and computer program. Disclosed technology creates a basis representation for a set of biological symptoms, reads input data obtained from a biological subject whose biological condition is to be determined, generates a representation of the input data in the created basis representation, applies a predictive model to the representation of the input data in order to obtain a probability distribution that parameters included in the input data corresponds to a specific biological condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: BRAINEHEALTH AB
    Inventors: Mikael Andblom, Roger Svensson
  • Patent number: 11906958
    Abstract: State-of-the-art approaches have concentrated on building solution(s) to match the amplitude of a time series with a user given one. However, these have failed to implement solution(s) which enables searching for pattern(s) that can depict human vision psychology. Embodiments of the present disclosure determine occurrence of pattern of interest in time series data for anomaly detection, wherein time series data is obtained, and first order derivative is computed. Further an angle of change in direction is derived based on a gradient of change in value of the time series data. This angle is further converted to a measurement unit. The time series data is quantized into bins and a weighted finite state transducers diagram (WFSTD) is obtained based on domain knowledge which is then converted to specific pattern. The specific pattern is searched in the bins to determine occurrence/count of the specific pattern for anomaly detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Tanushyam Chattopadhyay, Abhisek Das, Suvra Dutta, Shubhrangshu Ghosh, Prateep Misra