Patents Examined by Benjamin R Schmitt
  • Patent number: 11448625
    Abstract: A chromatograph apparatus control device according to the present disclosure is a control device for controlling a chromatograph apparatus having the function of a liquid chromatograph and that of a supercritical fluid chromatograph. The control device includes a first-type method file creator configured to create a first-type method file describing a condition of an analysis by a liquid chromatograph; a second-type method file creator configured to create a second-type method file describing a condition of an analysis by a supercritical fluid chromatograph; and a batch file creator configured to create a single batch file including a plurality of records describing a group of method files including the first-type method file and the second-type method file, with one method file in each record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Terada, Hiroshi Ohashi
  • Patent number: 11450518
    Abstract: A mass spectrometer includes: a target compound input receiving section for receiving an input of one or more target compounds; a measurement execution section for reading MRM measurement conditions, including a plurality of MRM transitions, respectively corresponding to the one or more target compounds from a storage section, and measuring the sample under the MRM measurement conditions; a measured multi-MRM spectrum creation section for creating a measured multi-MRM spectrum indicating an intensity of product ions as a mass peak on a graph having mass-to-charge ratios of the product ions on one axis, the intensity of the product ions acquired by measuring the sample; and a similarity degree calculation section for obtaining for each of the target compounds, a degree of similarity between standard multi-MRM spectrum stored in the storage section and the measured multi-MRM spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Yasuda
  • Patent number: 11442003
    Abstract: A maintenance method of a gas detecting device includes the following steps: providing the gas detecting device that includes a shell component, a sensing component, a dust blocking element, and a detecting area, the sensing component including a sensor, a reference light source, and a processor, and the dust blocking element including a cover; the reference light source generating a reference beam projecting toward the cover and the detecting area, and the reference beam generating a feedback beam projecting toward the cover and the sensor through being reflected by a part of the shell component positioned at the detecting area; the sensor receiving the feedback beam to generate a measured information; and the processor comparing the measured information to an initial information in the processor, so as to obtain a pollution degree information of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: RADIANT INNOVATION INC.
    Inventors: Shao-Yun Yu, Tseng-Lung Lin, Yu-Chien Huang, Yu-Tai Sung
  • Patent number: 11439371
    Abstract: A saliva test device includes: a means for generating an approach detection signal; a means for generating a contact detection signal; a drinking water supply unit for controlling the supply of drinking water in response to at least one of approach detection signals and contact detection signals; a pump for suctioning and collecting saliva in response to a contact detection signal; a test unit for testing whether a disease is present; a communication unit for informing test result information; a control unit for generating a system driving control signal in response to an approach detection signal, generating a pump driving control signal in response to a contact detection signal, generating a drinking water supply control signal in response to saliva collection, and controlling transmission of the test result information; and a memory for storing data. The saliva test device reduces animal stress and testing fees and improves productivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: WELLNESS FARMER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Joon Taik Lee
  • Patent number: 11441933
    Abstract: The present application discloses a signal processing circuit (100), coupled to a first transducer (102) and a second transducer (104), wherein there is a distance greater than zero between the first transducer and the second transducer, and a fluid having a flow velocity flows sequentially through the first transducer and the second transducer; the signal processing circuit includes: a first transmitter (106), coupled to the first transducer; a first receiver (108), coupled to the first transducer; a second transmitter (110), coupled to the second transducer; a second receiver (112), coupled to the second transducer; and a control unit (114), coupled to the first transmitter, the first receiver, the second transmitter and the second receiver. The present application further provides a related chip, a flow meter and a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jung-Yu Chang
  • Patent number: 11441987
    Abstract: Systems and methods for analysis of liquids by covered fluidic channels integrated onto sensor platforms. According to an aspect, a method includes receiving at least one of a liquid and an analyte of interest into a covered fluidic channel with a predetermined orientation. The method also includes confining at least one of the liquid and the analyte of interest within the covered fluidic channel. The method further includes analyzing properties of at least one of the liquid and the analyte of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Duke University
    Inventors: Zehra Parlak, Stefan Zauscher
  • Patent number: 11435281
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for measuring the properties of a liquid that exploit the power modulation a laser light beam undergoes due to the retro-reflection of the laser light beam itself towards the laser cavity from which the laser is generated when this laser light is directed towards a transparent conduit through which the liquid for which the properties are to be measured flows, where this power modulation is detected by at least one photodiode arranged downstream of the transparent conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: F-LAB S.R.L.
    Inventors: Michele Norgia, Diego Andreis, Fabrizio Tessicini
  • Patent number: 11434054
    Abstract: A fluid sampling system and fluid sampling vessel therefor permit sampling of fluids from industrial machines or fluid storage containers using one hand while being able to retain sampled fluids without spillage and without permitting contaminants to enter the sampling bottle before, during and/or after sampling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Checkfluid Inc.
    Inventor: Bernard Hall
  • Patent number: 11435210
    Abstract: A fluid meter has a housing comprising a flow channel for fluid to be measured and at least one elongate module-receiving opening forming a passage from an outer surface of the housing to the flow channel. At least one fluid-measuring module, prefabricated separately, from the housing with a base section formed as a waveguide for surface acoustic waves, and at least one signal transformer to excite surface acoustic waves in the waveguide and/or receive surface acoustic waves from the waveguide is provided. When inserted into the module-receiving opening, the base section of the fluid-measuring module forms part of the flow channel inner wall and contacts fluid flowing through it. Surface acoustic waves emitted by the signal transformer can be coupled out of the waveguide and can propagate through fluid in the flow channel as bulk acoustic waves and/or bulk acoustic waves can be coupled into the waveguide and received by the signal transformer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignees: BUERKERT WERKE GMBH & CO. KG, BURKERT S.A.S.
    Inventors: Yannick Fuchs, Bertrand Koenig, Noam Nancy, Manon Drui
  • Patent number: 11428659
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hydrogen sensor (8) and a method for its production, a measuring device (2), and a method for measuring a hydrogen concentration. The hydrogen sensor (8) for measuring a hydrogen concentration in an environment (4) includes a substrate (10) on which a hydrogen-absorbing sensor medium (14) is applied as a thin film in a sensor region (12) communicating with the environment. The sensor medium (14) changes its volume depending on a hydrogen concentration in the sensor medium (14), and said change of the volume causes a variation of a mechanical strain introduced by the sensor medium (14) in the substrate (10). In a preferred embodiment, the substrate (10) of the hydrogen sensor (8) is a piezoresistive semiconductor, at least within the sensor region (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Materion GmbH
    Inventor: Marion Wienecke
  • Patent number: 11428567
    Abstract: An arrangement for detection of the amount of material in a supply container of a machine for application of material to a field comprises a data entry device for receiving fill level data concerning an amount of material present in the supply container at a specific time point and an outflow sensor for detection of the amount of material that has flowed out of the supply container. A computer device connected to the data entry device and outflow sensor, the computing device is programmed to calculate the current amount of material in the supply container using the obtained fill level data and the signals of the outflow sensor obtained after the specific time point, and to issue a warning signal if the amount of material in the supply container goes below a predetermined level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Martin Kremmer, Valentin Gresch
  • Patent number: 11422119
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a hydrogen monitoring system comprises a plurality of sensing elements that individually comprise a working electrode, a counter electrode, an insulating layer located in between the working electrode and the counter electrode, a catalyst located on an end of both the working electrode and the counter electrode, an electrolyte located on the end of the sensing elements on both the working electrode and the counter electrode, between the working electrode and the counter electrode, and in contact with the catalyst, and an electrical circuit located on an opposite end of the sensing element that connects the working electrode and the counter electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignees: SKYRE, INC., UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
    Inventors: Trent M. Molter, Ugur Pasaogullari, Leonard J. Bonville, Charles Banas, Gregory Hesler
  • Patent number: 11415455
    Abstract: A gas sensor for detecting a gas in an environment is disclosed. The gas sensor comprises a housing having a cavity and a vent hole within the housing and a distributed element resonator within the cavity. The cavity includes a bottom surface and a top surface, and the housing is configured to receive the gas from the environment into the cavity through the vent hole. The distributed element resonator has an input terminal configured to receive a radio frequency input signal and an output terminal configured to produce an output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: John E. Rogers
  • Patent number: 11415566
    Abstract: A method of retrieving a mobile platform from a tank having a hatch and at least partially filled with a non-conductive, energetic substance includes configuring the mobile platform to include at least a retrieval system disposed at least partially on an enclosure. The retrieval system includes at least: a primary tether connected to a buoyant body and to the enclosure, and a secondary tether connected to the buoyant body and to the enclosure. The method further includes: predetermining a buoyant body retrieval zone within the tank, and positioning a released buoyant body within the buoyant body retrieval zone by using the primary tether. The method also includes retrieving the primary tether by using the buoyant body; using the primary tether to release the secondary tether; and inserting a retrieval member through the hatch to retrieve the buoyant body, the primary tether, and/or the secondary tether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: TANKBOTS, INC.
    Inventors: John W. Meyers, Joseph A. Daily, Robert T. Effinger, IV, Donald A. Pontrelli, David L. Cheuvront, James Todd Lovelace, Ronald Gillory, David John Cassimatis
  • Patent number: 11408843
    Abstract: A gas sensor includes a first sensor part that can detect the concentration of the mixture of a first gas and a second gas, a second sensor part having higher detection sensitivity with respect to the second gas than with respect to the first gas, and a signal processing circuit that subtracts the concentration of the second gas detected by the second sensor part from the mixture concentration detected by the first sensor part to derive the concentration of the first gas. The concentration of the second gas detected by the second sensor part is subtracted from the concentration of the mixture concentration detected by the first sensor part, so that it is possible to cancel the influence of the second gas which is miscellaneous gas to thereby work out a correct value of concentration of the first gas to be detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshio Kaita
  • Patent number: 11408760
    Abstract: The invention relates to devices for detecting media. These are distinguished, in particular, by the fact that simply the medium can be detected and/or properties of the or a medium can be determined or monitored. For this purpose, a heating sensor comprising a heating device and at least one p-n junction operated in the forward direction and a reference sensor comprising at least one p-n junction operated in the forward direction are spaced apart from one another. The heating device and the p-n junctions are connected to a control device, which is a control device ascertaining the presence and/or at least one property of the medium from the thermal properties of the medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA AVX Components (Dresden) GmbH
    Inventors: Aldo Bojarski, Ralph Adner, Lutz Uhlemann, Werner Fichte
  • Patent number: 11408872
    Abstract: A method for preparing original data of an odor image includes a measurement result acquiring step of acquiring each measurement result measured with respect to the odor substance included in the sample in each of a plurality of sensor elements of an odor sensor, and a data processing step of generating the original data for representing the odor of the sample in the image by processing each of the acquired measurement results. Each of the sensor elements has different detection properties with respect to the odor substance. In a case where each of the original data items is represented in a small image, the odor of the sample is represented in an odor image in a predetermined display mode in which small images are assembled, and each of the small images is varied in accordance with the magnitude of the value of each original data item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventors: Shunichiro Kuroki, Kenichi Hashizume, Megumi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11408871
    Abstract: Various techniques are described herein for using smell sensor-based Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices to detect and identify individual users based a unique scent or smell print. Interconnected networks of such devices may be used in collaboration, along with other devices such as IoT devices and home monitoring system devices, to track user movements and activities. Such smell sensor device also may be used to detect weapons, explosives, narcotics, and other prohibited items that may be concealed and/or not detectable using security cameras. The data received from the smell sensors and smell-based IoT devices may be used, alone or in combination with other security sensors and systems, to perform safety and security screening within homes, airports or other secure areas, or within any public indoor or outdoor location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventors: Sheshank Kodam, Nicholas Newell
  • Patent number: 11402398
    Abstract: A sample injector is configured to determine an amount of movement of a piston for injecting a sample into an analyzer based on a preset amount of the sample to be injected into the analyzer and information of a first identification code about an internal volume read by an optical sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yutaka Kuratani
  • Patent number: 11402347
    Abstract: In a gas sensor having a gas-sensitive layer and a heating element to heat the gas-sensitive layer, the heating element comprises a heater track having first and second outer electric terminals and at least one inner electric terminal located between the outer electric terminals. The gas sensor includes a control unit configured to control the electric potentials that are applied to the electric terminals during use, and the control unit is configured to be capable of varying the set of electric potentials applied to the electric terminals. In certain applications the control unit may select the terminals to which power is applied, in order to assure the gas-sensitive layer is heated to a specified temperature. In certain applications the gas sensor has multiple measurement electrodes and the control unit selects the set of electric potentials so that different temperatures are attained at locations where different measurement electrodes are located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: ALPHA M.O.S.
    Inventors: Chang Hyun Shim, S├ębastien Pelletier