Patents Examined by Brandi N Hopkins
  • Patent number: 11988646
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a apparatus for determining at least one a bending strength of a substrate and peel strength of a joint between a structure and the substrate. The apparatus includes a fixture configured to support the structure and a plurality of support beams positioned on either sides of the fixture and configured to support the substrate. Further, the apparatus includes a plurality of load applying members, which are configured to apply load onto the substrate to deform the substrate relative to the plurality of support beams. Furthermore, the apparatus includes a sensor, which is configured to determine parameters such as axial load induced in the structure, peel stress in the joint between the substrate and the structure and bending moments on the substrate during application of load onto the substrate, to determine at least one of the bending strength and the peel strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: LM Wind Power A/S
    Inventors: Michael Wenani Nielsen, Jesper Thuesen
  • Patent number: 11988569
    Abstract: Provided is a pressure detection device including a pressure detection unit and a channel unit. The channel unit has a contact part arranged in contact with the pressure detection unit, the contact part has a protective film arranged in contact with a pressure detection surface and configured to block contact between the pressure detection surface and a liquid and a body forming an opening arranged at an end of the channel, the protective film and the body are formed of a thermoplastic fluorine resin, and the protective film is arranged so as to close the opening of the body and welded to the body in an annular region extending circumferentially about the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Surpass Industry Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Hiroshi Imai
  • Patent number: 11988567
    Abstract: A landing gear having a force-measuring element. The landing gear includes an outer tube, an inner tube movably mounted in the outer tube, and a transmission assembly having at least one spindle driven by a gear. The spindle is fed through a spindle opening in a spindle bearing plate which is in contact with the outer tube, and a spindle nut fastened to the inner tube is held on the spindle. The landing gear addresses the problem of providing a landing gear that allows a quantitative and reproducible measurement of the forces transmitted from the landing gear to the ground. The problem is solved in that the force-measuring element is mounted on a support component disposed in the force flow between the spindle and the outer tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Jost-Werke Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: José Manuel Algüera, Günter Seidel
  • Patent number: 11986985
    Abstract: A cycle time administration section 3 of an apparatus for taking out a molded product of the present invention includes: a measurement section 5 for measuring a cycle time for every one cycle of taking out a molded product; a setting and storing section 7 for setting and storing a target cycle time; a comparison section 9 for comparing the measured cycle time and the target cycle time for every one cycle; a counting section 11 for counting the number of times that the measured cycle times consecutively exceed target time, following the measured cycle time that has first exceeded the target cycle time, if it is determined that the measured cycle time has exceeded the target cycle time as a result of the comparing; and an outputting section 13 for outputting a detection signal if the counted number of times is more than n times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: YUSHIN PRECISION EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sanai Kubo
  • Patent number: 11981066
    Abstract: Rheological measurement systems for use with systems including pressurized polymer melts and/or other viscous materials are described. In one embodiment, a rheometer is connected to an associated system with a bent, curved, or bendable tube to permit the rheometer to measure rheological properties in locations where the rheometer could not otherwise be located due to the presence of obstructions. Embodiments including rigid straight tubes for connecting a rheometer to an associated system are also described. In another embodiment, a flow-through rheometer is connected to an industry standard ½-20 thermowell aperture that is typically used for attaching temperature and pressure probes to a vessel containing a viscous material such as an extruder or injection molding system. The rheological measurement systems described can have improved tube resistance and thermal strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Dynisco Instruments LLC
    Inventors: John A. Czazasty, John R. Biagioni, Kevin Craig, Matthew Lockwood, Michael P. Leonardi
  • Patent number: 11982664
    Abstract: The present application provides a true three-dimensional dynamic and static combination shear device under high-temperature, high pore pressure and chemical coupling and a method therefor, specifically designed for the rock indoor loading test technical field. The device includes a hydraulic system, a pore pressure coupling system, an annular frame, a frame base, a lateral horizontal support platform, a lateral floating frame, a normal dynamic and static combination loading cylinder, a lateral dynamic and static combination loading cylinder, a tangential hydrostatic loading cylinder, a tangential disturbance loading cylinder, a high-temperature box, and a true three-dimensional high-temperature, high pore pressure and chemical coupling shear box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2024
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Inventors: Zhi Zheng, Guoshao Su, Cao Luo, Quan Jiang
  • Patent number: 11982593
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining Container Closure Integrity (CCI) in a container system comprising a container, an elastomeric stopper, and a retainer for retaining the stopper in place are disclosed. The systems and methods involve disposing, within a seal assembly, a component configured to sense a degree of compression of the elastomeric stopper. In a first implementation, the elastomeric stopper comprises an embedded positioning component embedded within the elastomeric material. The position of the positioning component is sensed using a detection system and the integrity of the closure is determined based on the position of the embedded component. In a second implementation, a force sensitive resistor is disposed within the seal stack to measure the compression of the elastomeric stopper. The compression of the elastomeric stopper is correlated to the integrity of the seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Eichhorn, Sindhuja Kuchibhatla, Michael Sullivan, Kevin Gribowicz
  • Patent number: 11976994
    Abstract: A sensor for detecting pressure, filling level, density, temperature, mass and/or flow rate, wherein at least one central sensor component is coupled to a further component by nanowires and wherein the sensor component is stiffened, fixed and/or electrically contacted this way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: WIKA ALEXANDER WIEGAND SE & CO. KG
    Inventor: Alexander Wiegand
  • Patent number: 11976941
    Abstract: A method and system for measuring a physical parameter, such as speed and/or distance travelled by a bicycle, includes a permanent magnet disposed on a front fork and a measuring circuit with a magnetic sensor disposed on a rim of the wheel at the same distance from the wheel axis of rotation as the magnet. The sensor passes in front of the magnet to generate an induced voltage pulse at each passage. The induced voltage is rectified and stored on a capacitor. Energy recovery during the sensor passing in front of the magnet allows powering of the measuring circuit. The parameter is calculated in the calculation unit clocked by an oscillator based on the received induced voltage pulses by knowing the bicycle wheel diameter. Measurements performed from the measuring circuit are transmitted to a portable device carried by the user or mounted on the bicycle to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: The Swatch Group Research and Development Ltd
    Inventor: Arnaud Casagrande
  • Patent number: 11976995
    Abstract: A micromechanical component for a capacitive sensor or switch device, having a substrate having a substrate surface, a diaphragm mounted on the substrate surface having a self-supporting region, at least one lever element and at least one first electrode connected to the at least one lever element. The at least one lever element is connected to the diaphragm in such a way that when there is a warping of the self-supporting region of the diaphragm the at least one lever element is set into a rotational movement, whereby the at least one connected first electrode is set into a first adjustment movement oriented at an angle to the substrate surface. The at least one lever element and the at least one first electrode connected to the at least one lever element are situated between the substrate surface and the diaphragm inner side of the self-supporting region of the diaphragm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Jochen Reinmuth
  • Patent number: 11980043
    Abstract: A metal mask and an inspecting method thereof are provided for improving quality standard detection. The metal mask has a first and a second long side and plural pattern regions. The method includes the followings steps Based on the pattern regions adjacent to the first and second long sides, a first and a second reference straight line adjacent to the first and second long sides respectively are defined. Then, a first maximum offset length between the pattern regions and the first reference straight line is measured. A second maximum offset length between the pattern regions and the second reference straight line is measured. When a difference between the first and second maximum offset lengths is less than or equal to 20 ?m, the metal mask is determined to meet an inspecting standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: DARWIN PRECISIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yun-Pei Yang, Mei-Lun Li, Wen-Yi Lin
  • Patent number: 11976978
    Abstract: A system for determining a risk level for particles moving along a path. —The system includes a sensor arrangement including at least one set of sensing elements including at least two sensing elements arranged to co-operate with mutually separated sensing zones along the path of movement of the particles to detect a signal related to temperature of the particles. The system further includes a processing device arranged to: receive signals from the sensor arrangement; form signals from the sensing elements into a pulse train when a particle moves through field-of-view of the sensor arrangement; based on the pulse train, determine a risk level for the particles; and adapt at least one parameter used in the determination of the risk level based on at least one property of the particles moving along the path of movement from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Firefly AB
    Inventor: Lennart Jansson
  • Patent number: 11977010
    Abstract: A tissue core sample in a metal core collector or stylet is touched to a substrate channel filled with as special liquid such as a hydrogel to which the tissue core sample is attracted to thereby transfer the tissue sample to the channel while preserving the integrity of the sample, speeding up the transfer and preserving the sample orientation so it can be unambiguously associated with its anatomical origin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: URO-1, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip Jack Snoke, Sharon Collins Presnell, Philip Morrison Allred, III, Ted Belleza
  • Patent number: 11977005
    Abstract: Disclosed is a crack detection apparatus for detecting a building structure, belonging to the technical field of building detection and including a main shaft collar, an auxiliary shaft collar, a rotating drum, a bracket assembly, a crawling mechanism and a transmission assembly, where the main shaft collar is rotationally connected with the auxiliary shaft collar, main slewing arms and auxiliary slewing arms that are in X-shaped crossing are arranged on the main shaft collar and the auxiliary shaft collar, the rotating drum swinging back and forth is rotationally assembled on the main shaft collar, a tail end of the rotating drum is provided with a cleaning arm, the crawling mechanism is assembled at tail ends of the main slewing arms and the auxiliary slewing arms and connected with the rotating drum through the transmission assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Anhui Jianzhu University
    Inventors: Wei He, Mingqi Peng, Rongyao Gong, Haizhou Tan
  • Patent number: 11977055
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for a guide for use in a compression test, the compression test comprising loading a test sample between a first loading plate and an opposing load applied between the test sample and the first loading plate in a loading direction, the guide comprising: at least one support member, positionable between the first loading plate and the load and extending substantially parallel to the loading direction to constrain the test sample in a direction perpendicular to the loading direction, wherein, when in use, the at least one support member is positioned to define a space between the first loading plate and the support member such that when a load is applied the test sample is deformable in a direction perpendicular to the loading direction within the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Lorenzo Vigna, Davide Paolino, Giovanni Belingardi
  • Patent number: 11972698
    Abstract: A blood vessel model simulation apparatus for conducting a test or a simulation surgery on a blood vessel model, including: a blood vessel model mounting unit on which a blood vessel model is mounted to allow a blood-mimicking liquid flow; a blood-mimicking liquid tank unit that is integrally attached to the blood vessel model mounting unit and stores a blood-mimicking liquid which is to be supplied to the blood vessel model mounted on the blood vessel model mounting unit; a pump unit that circulates the blood-mimicking liquid stored in the blood-mimicking liquid tank unit via the blood vessel model; and a pump control unit that controls drive of the pump unit. The units are configured to be integrally coupled to each other such that the blood vessel model simulation apparatus has a reduction in size and weight to be mobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF KOREA INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Jai Ho Choi, Yong Sam Shin
  • Patent number: 11965861
    Abstract: Disclosed is an equivalent acceleration method of creep loads based on a consistent failure mode. The equivalent acceleration method includes obtaining corresponding tensile strengths; obtaining corresponding creep rupture time; establishing rupture time law, minimum creep rate law and rupture strain law; calculating the value of parameter p in creep damage accumulation model; and dividing the failure mode consistency interval of creep load under variable temperature and variable load. The damage caused by the creep load in the failure mode consistency interval is calculated by using the multi-grade variable temperature and variable load creep nonlinear damage accumulation model, the damage is accelerated to the maximum creep load state in the failure mode consistency interval according to the principle of damage equivalence, and finally the equivalent acceleration of creep load is realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: NANJING UNIVERSITY OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
    Inventors: Zhigang Sun, Xu Zhao, Yingdong Song, Xuming Niu, Yaning Chang, Qiuhong Peng
  • Patent number: 11964270
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a suction device (1) to be used together with a pipette, in particular a Pasteur pipette. The suction device comprises a base element (2) with the bore (2a) for the insertion of a pipette (5), and a body connected to the base element, wherein the interior of the body is hollow, wherein at least the body is made of a flexible material, so that the inner volume of the body (3) is variable. Herein, the base element is formed in a polygonal or elliptic shape, so that the shape of the base element is not round and hence prevents a rolling of the suction device over a lab bench or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: HILGENBERG GmbH
    Inventor: Ingo Hilgenberg
  • Patent number: 11959839
    Abstract: A non-belt automatic mechanized sampling system for a truck configured to collect materials from a carriage of the truck. The system includes an integrated sample preparation component having, in descending arrangement, a discharging mechanism and a feeder, a crusher, a constant mass dividing machine and a sample retention barrel. The system also includes a constant mass dividing machine configured to divide the crushed material into samples and discards. The samples are conveyed to a sample retention barrel and discards to a discharging mechanism, which is configured to convey the discards to the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: LEON INTELLIGENCE & INFORMATION (SUZHOU) TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ying Jiang, Yunfei Luo, Guoning Jiang, Lu Zhou
  • Patent number: 11959890
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an experimental apparatus for researching characteristics of subsea tunnel at bottom of seabed under wave, comprising main control system, wave making test system, rock and soil confining pressure test system and water level regulation test system, wherein a bottom of the rock and soil confining pressure test system is connected with the water level regulation test system; a bottom of the wave making test system is connected with the rock and soil confining pressure test system; and all test systems are electrically connected with the main control system. The experimental apparatus, when being small, may simulate the situation of the subsea tunnel under a nonlinear complex wave, may consider the common action of the seabed and the wave, and may regulate water levels and soil pressures, having perfect functions and effectively exploring the effect of various aspects on the subsea tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Shandong University
    Inventors: Ke Wu, Wenbin Xu, Dapeng Liu, Yajun Liu, Zhenhua Liu, Zhongyu Dou