Patents Examined by Andre J. Allen
  • Patent number: 11906473
    Abstract: Disclosed is an anti-buckling jig of a fracture toughness test. The anti-buckling jig includes: a first jig unit provided in a form of surrounding one side surface of a specimen; a second jig unit provided in a form of surrounding the other side surface of the specimen; and a screw provided to allow the first jig unit and the second jig unit to be coupled to each other. During the fracture toughness test of the specimen, the first jig unit and the second jig unit simultaneously support both sides of the specimen, so that the specimen is cracked in a single direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION GYEONGSANG NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hyo Kyung Sung, Sang Sik Kim, Dae Ho Jung, Jun Hyuk Park, Kwan Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 11897296
    Abstract: A tire monitoring apparatus comprises a sensor housing having a connection part integrated with the sensor housing, the connection part having an elongated opening and a corresponding mounting feature in a wheel rim, wherein a screw extends through the elongated opening and connects with the corresponding mounting feature in the wheel rim, thereby when the screw is not tightened fully, the sensor housing can be rotated with respect to the corresponding mounting feature in the wheel rim, and when the screw is tightened fully, the sensor housing is secured in place and does not rotate with respect to the corresponding mounting feature in the wheel rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael D. Weston, Thomas J. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 11899103
    Abstract: The present invention essentially comprises a system, method, computer program and combinations thereof to utilize dual-polarization generated data generally associated with weather and non-weather events for mapping data, producing geo-referenced data, producing mosaics, generation of precipitation masks, non-precipitation mask, and classification masks in general, production of vertical cross sections and predetermined fly throughs, producing short term forecasting, prediction of specific weather phenomenon, correcting or adjusting rain gauge data as well as quantitative precipitation estimation, and combining other meteorological data to correct or adjust estimated rainfall accumulation gathered by dual-polarization radar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: DTN, LLC
    Inventors: James T. Johnson, Jr., Christopher Porter, Matthew Gaffner, John William Conway, Noah A. Lock, Andrew MacKenzie, Michael Eilts
  • Patent number: 11892378
    Abstract: A sensing device for measuring pressure, more particularly, a stretchable bidirectional capacitive pressure sensor 20 is disclosed. The sensor comprises a first elastomeric sheet 22 with a series of conductor lines 221 located on or in the first elastomeric sheet, a second elastomeric sheet 28 with a series of conductor lines 261 located on or in the second elastomeric sheet; and a microstructure comprising a plurality of elastomeric pillars 241 disposed between the elastomeric sheets; wherein the The microstructure is bonded to both the first and second elastomeric sheets to allow the bidirectional sensor to register positive and negative pressure by the movement of the first and second elastomeric sheets. A further aspect of the invention discloses a method of collecting data related to fluid flow over an object by using a two-dimensional capacitive pressure sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: HYVE DYNAMICS HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Juan Sebastian Tobon Conde
  • Patent number: 11881436
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for processing a substrate are provided. For example, metrology apparatus configured for use with a substrate processing platform comprise an interferometer configured to obtain a first set of measurements at a first set of points along a surface of a substrate, a sensor configured to obtain a second set of measurements at a second set of points different from the first set of points along the surface of the substrate, an actuator configured to position the interferometer and the sensor at various positions along a measurement plane parallel to the surface of the substrate for obtaining the first set of measurements and the second set of measurements, and a substrate support comprising a substrate support surface for supporting the substrate beneath the measurement plane while obtaining the first set of measurements and the second set of measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Jun-Liang Su, Chin Wei Tan, Fang Jie Lim
  • Patent number: 11879876
    Abstract: A heater integrated gas chromatography (GC) column device according to the present invention is capable of precisely and uniformly controlling a temperature by having a high thermal conductivity, and raising and lowering a temperature at a high speed by having a low thermal mass, such that a measuring time is significantly decreased. The GC column is in contact with a bobbin with a homogeneous temperature distribution, and thus a temperature is homogeneously distributed in each GC column. Further, the heater integrated GC column device according to the present invention has the above-described effects and may have a smaller size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: BIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Han-Oh Park, Taeman Kim, Jong Rok Ahn, Jae-Ha Kim
  • Patent number: 11879800
    Abstract: A microelectromechanical system (MEMS) strain gauge pressure sensor includes a top wafer stack having a top surface and a first cavity that is configured to receive a first fluid at a first pressure, a backing wafer having a bottom surface opposite the top surface of the top wafer stack; a diaphragm wafer positioned between the top wafer stack and the backing wafer and having a second cavity that is configured to receive a second fluid at a second pressure, and a pedestal connected laterally to the top wafer stack, the backing wafer, and the diaphragm wafer. The diaphragm wafer includes a diaphragm extending between the first cavity and the second cavity, and a resistor positioned on the diaphragm. The MEMS strain gauge pressure sensor has a central axis such that the MEMS strain gauge pressure sensor has mechanical symmetries about the central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Rosemount Aerospace Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Zheng
  • Patent number: 11874184
    Abstract: In one general aspect, a composite foam comprises a non-layered mixture of a polymeric foam with a plurality of voids; and a plurality of conductive fillers disposed in the polymeric foam. The conductive fillers are disposed in an even manner from outer surface to outer surface. In some implementations, the conductive fillers are up to 25% by weight of the composite foam. In some implementations, the composite foam may be used as padding. In some implementations, the composite foam may be used as a strain gauge. In some implementations, the foam may be in contact with a voltage detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Nano Composite Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Jake Merrell, David T. Fullwood, Anton E. Bowden, Taylor D. Remington
  • Patent number: 11872855
    Abstract: A method of determining a status of a tyre monitoring device is disclosed. The tyre monitoring device includes a counter initiated on a first use of the tyre monitoring device on a wheel and the method includes: determining a current value of the counter; determining a status of the tyre monitoring device based on the current value of the counter; and providing an indication based on the determined status. In some examples, the status is a remaining service lifetime and the indication may be a replacement notification. A method of cross-checking data between tyre monitoring devices is also disclosed. The method includes receiving data from a plurality of tyre monitoring devices associated with respective tyres of a same vehicle; comparing the received data from different ones of the plurality of tyre monitoring devices; determining inconsistent data associated with at least one of the plurality of tyre monitoring devices based on the comparison; and providing an indication of the inconsistent data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED
    Inventor: Andrew Bill
  • Patent number: 11857023
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to three-dimensionally printed molds, and associated methods, for use in manufacturing articles such as footwear. In some embodiments, for example, a three-dimensionally printed mold may be a master mold that is used to manufacture a secondary mold. The secondary mold may be used, in certain embodiments, to provide a cured material that can be transferred to a substrate, such as a textile, thereby providing the manufactured article. The use of such arrangements can, according to certain embodiments, allow for the production of improved articles of footwear and/or customized articles of footwear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Kornit Digital Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Travis Alexander Busbee
  • Patent number: 11859365
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a system for bridge scour multi-source monitoring, including an intelligent monitoring system, a data industrial personal computer, a 5G remote communication transmission system and a remote scour depth evaluation center. The intelligent monitoring system consists of three subsystems including a high-frequency real-time bridge dynamic characteristic monitoring system, an adjustable sound velocity underwater depth monitoring system and a scoured seabed soil pressure change testing system, which are coupled with one another to carry out triggering control to acquire lateral pile data, thereby forming a multi-source bridge local scour real-time sensing monitoring system, and realizing integration of clock synchronization, dynamic control of scour environment conditions, contact sensors and non-contact sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Jian Guo, Jiyi Wu, Bing Jiang
  • Patent number: 11852477
    Abstract: A device and methods of placing the device for indicating tidal water depth is described. The device having a body in a vertical orientation, with a top, bottom, and at least one viewing surface, with a measurement scale of numerals and marks displayed on the at least one viewing surface, where the numerals increase in value in a direction from the bottom towards the top of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Wiesconcepts, LLC
    Inventor: Jon P. Wiesman
  • Patent number: 11852476
    Abstract: A tidal current display data generation apparatus for a movable body, for displaying tidal current information on a display screen, includes a tidal current information receiving terminal configured to receive tidal current information including a position of a tidal current on a chart of a region including the movable body, and a plurality of predicted tidal current directions of the tidal current at the position at a corresponding plurality of time instants, and a tidal current display data generation terminal configured to generate an indicator including a time scale determined according to the plurality of time instants, determine position of each predicted tidal current direction on the time scale at respective time instant, generate a plurality of symbols for respective positions on the time scale, each symbol indicating respective predicted tidal current direction at respective time instant, and output the indicator including the plurality of symbols to the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Furuno Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Koji Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 11855453
    Abstract: A method for calculating a gross primary productivity of an ecosystem is provided. The application belongs to a technical field of gross primary productivity calculation, and includes: acquiring key parameters of the ecosystem and screening out standard parameters, where the key parameters include a gross primary productivity, a solar altitude angle and an atmospheric column material content; calculating factor parameter terms based on the standard parameters and ground water vapor pressure parameters; where the factor parameter terms include a photochemical term, a scattering term and a gross primary productivity term; and based on the factor parameter terms, acquiring a calculation model of a gross primary productivity through an energy balance principle of a photosynthetically active radiation; through the calculation model, acquiring a calculated value of the gross primary productivity of the ecosystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Inventor: Jianhui Bai
  • Patent number: 11852603
    Abstract: A gas sensing method and a gas sensing system are provided. The gas sensing method includes using a gas sensing device to sense a target gas, the gas sensing device having a self-heating region capable of producing a change in resistance in response to the target gas being sensed by the gas sensing device, and controlling a change in supply of current or voltage to the gas sensing device according to the change in resistance, so that the gas sensing device is substantially maintained operating at a predetermined temperature for sensing the target gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: NATIONAL YANG MING CHIAO TUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jeng-Tzong Sheu, Hao-Hsuan Hsu, Chih-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 11850388
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a microneedle includes selecting and providing a microneedle material whose viscosity/elastic modulus measured for each shear rate using a viscoelasticity measuring equipment falls in a range between a predetermined upper limit and a predetermined lower limit, and manufacturing the microneedle using the microneedle material by an extension process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: RAPHAS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ju Young Jin, Moon Su Lee, Tae Hyung Kim, Jung Dong Kim, Do Hyeon Jeong
  • Patent number: 11852551
    Abstract: A reconfigurable pressure transducer assembly having an input tube filter assembly is provided. Multiple small inlet apertures of the transducer housing or input tube filter assembly may be utilized to filter particulate matter from the measurement media/fluid. The resonant frequency and dampening characteristics of the pressure transducer assembly may be configured by the input tube filter assembly such that temporary clogging of a portion of the small inlet apertures does not appreciably affect the resonant frequency and dampening characteristics. The input tube filter assembly includes one or more inserts disposed in an input tube channel, the one or more inserts including one or more apertures of selectable dimensions and extending therethrough from a first end to a second end. The one or more inserts define at least a filter aperture, and the input tube filter assembly is tunable by selection of the selectable dimensions of the one or more inserts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: KULITE SEMICONDUCTOR PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Louis DeRosa, Robert Gardner
  • Patent number: 11850556
    Abstract: A frit comprising a plurality of grooves; a drain hole; a transverse crossing lane; wherein said plurality of grooves are substantially parallel to one another and extend longitudinally across said frit; wherein said plurality of grooves comprise at least two different lengths; wherein said transverse crossing lane is substantially perpendicular to said plurality of grooves; wherein said drain hole is located within said transverse crossing lane; wherein said drain hole is located at a center of said transverse crossing lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Integrated Protein Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip D. Compton, Jared Drader
  • Patent number: 11852600
    Abstract: A measurement mechanism having a body and a vacuum chamber that is located on the body and in which a measurement process is performed is disclosed. A first sample and a second sample between which a heat transfer occurs are placed in the vacuum chamber and contact each other. A piston that provides the first sample and the second sample to continuously contact each other and a cooler that is located below the first sample and the second sample is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: TUSAS—TURK HAVACILIK VE UZAY SANAYII ANONIM SIRKETI
    Inventors: Deger Akin, Dilek Kumlutas, Furkan Kulak
  • Patent number: 11845540
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining tire pressure of an aircraft tire. The apparatus includes a processing system configured to: obtain a first set and a second set of tire measurement data for an aircraft, wherein the first set is from a start of a flight cycle and the second set is from a time before the first set; and determine a steady state tire pressure based on the first and second sets of measurement data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Airbus Operations Limited
    Inventor: Michael Robertson