Patents Examined by Clayton E. LaBalle
  • Patent number: 10416593
    Abstract: A developing device includes a developing container, a developing sleeve, a magnet and grooves provided at a surface of the sleeve and formed along a direction crossing a circumferential direction of the sleeve. In a cross-section, each of the grooves is formed by a flat bottom portion contacting a carrier particle and a pair of side surface portions provided in both sides of the flat bottom portion with respect to the circumferential direction of the sleeve and satisfies the following relationship: r<w<2r, 2√ór<L, and r/2?s<2r. In the above, r is a volume-average particle size of the carrier particles, w is a length of the flat bottom portion, L is a width between the side surface portions at the surface of the sleeve, and s is a depth of each of the grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yusuke Ishida, Takanori Iida, Yasushi Takeuchi, Toshiyuki Yamada, Shiro Higashikozono, Hiroto Kakinuma, Toshiya Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10416538
    Abstract: A camera mounting system has an upper mount component, a lower mount component, and a base mount component. The upper mount component secures the camera and has a ball protrusion that reciprocally couples with a socket of the lower mount component. The upper mount component can rotate 360 degrees relative to the lower mount, and can pivot 90 degrees or more relative to the lower mount component. The lower mount component couples with the base mount component in a plurality of orientations. This camera mounting system allows for a large range of motion for the camera relative to the mounting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Aaron Clearman
  • Patent number: 10416549
    Abstract: A glass board projection system includes a support board having a front surface with a defined area extending a length and a width; an anti-glare projector board composed of a glass material and that is removably secured to the support board, the projector board having a thickness extending from a front surface to a back surface; an attachment device rigidly attached to and protruding from the back surface of the anti-glare projector board and configured to removably attach to the front surface of the support board; and a gap formed between the support board and the anti-glare projector board, the gap being formed by the attachment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventors: Dony Dawson, Keven Kirk
  • Patent number: 10416127
    Abstract: An autosampler is provided with a needle that has a capacity to retain a sample therein and has both ends each formed in a pointed shape, a first adapter that has an opening and causes the needle and a syringe pump to be in communication with each other through the insertion of the upper end part of the needle into the opening, and a second adapter that connects the needle and a mobile-phase liquid-delivery flow path using a structure similar to that of the first adapter. The autosampler is configured such that the first adapter and the second adapter are attached to and removed from the upper end part of the needle so as to create flow paths including the needle as necessary and carry out a sampling operation and injecting operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Kenichi Yasunaga
  • Patent number: 10416194
    Abstract: A circuit adapter board has a film circuit board, a spring probe assembly, a space, and a filler. The film circuit board has a film body and multiple conductors. The film body has multiple first contacts and multiple second contacts. A density of distribution of the second contacts is higher than a density of distribution of the first contacts. The conductors are respectively connected to the first contacts. The spring probe assembly is disposed out of the first outer layer and has a plate and multiple spring probes. The spring probes are respectively disposed in the plate. Each spring probe has a base, a connecting portion, and a contacting portion being retractable. The space is formed between the film body of the film circuit board and the plate. The filler is disposed between the film body and the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Hsin Lung Wu
  • Patent number: 10416237
    Abstract: A battery sensor assembly utilizing a housing that resembles a battery, such that the battery sensor assembly may be disposed in a battery pack with adjacent batteries and electrically coupled to the adjacent batteries. The battery sensor assembly is operable for monitoring state of charge, voltage, state of health, temperature, and electrical current of the adjacent batteries in real time and measurements may be relayed to a central battery management system via a wireless or wired link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Electricfil Corporation
    Inventor: David A. Clark
  • Patent number: 10416535
    Abstract: A retrofittable float with an underwater camera attachment for unmanned aerial vehicles allows an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to traverse over a body of water while recording images and/or video of the underwater environment. The retrofittable float with an underwater camera attachment includes a flotation device, a plurality of mounting brackets, an underwater scope, and at least one underwater illumination light. The flotation device attaches to the UAV via the plurality of mounting brackets. The plurality of mounting brackets is configured to align the center of gravity of the UAV with the center of buoyancy of the flotation device, thereby reducing the risk of capsizing. Once securely mounted, the camera of the UAV is positioned pointing into the underwater scope. The underwater scope allows the camera to record images and/or videos of the underwater environment. Finally, the at least one underwater illumination light is used to increase visibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Kermit Mallette
  • Patent number: 10413666
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes embodiments of a patient monitoring system and methods that include the measure and display of hemoglobin statistics. In an embodiment, total hemoglobin trending is displayed over a period of time. Statistics can include frequency domain analysis, which may be unique for each patient monitored. The total hemoglobin trending and/or statistics can further be used to help control the treatment of a patient, such as being used to control IV administration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Ammar Al-Ali, Massi Joe E. Kiani, Michael O'Reilly
  • Patent number: 10409216
    Abstract: A printer module includes a frame body, a drum, a print head and a print-head moving mechanism. The drum is detachably connected to the frame body. The print-head moving mechanism movably connected to the frame body moves the print head in a horizontal direction substantially perpendicular to a direction of gravity exerted on the print-head moving mechanism. The print-head moving mechanism includes: a shaft rotatably connected to the frame body; an actuating rod connected to the shaft and rotated to rotate the shaft; and an actuating member connected to shaft and rotated with rotation of the shaft, so that the print head is moved between a first position and a second position. Thus, the volume occupied by the printer module can be reduced, the user's operation can be simplified, the influence and interference of the gravity can further be eliminated to simplify the design of the print-head moving mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: AVISION INC.
    Inventor: Chuang-Hua Chueh
  • Patent number: 10406994
    Abstract: An in-vehicle camera is provide which has a case and a lens, and which is attached in a vehicle interior so that the lens is exposed at a top face of the case and the top face is opposed to a windshield or another window. The top face has an angular shape bent at a ridge line passing through the top face. The lens is positioned in the vicinity of the ridge line. The in-vehicle camera includes a hood attached to a front portion of the case, the front portion being positioned at a front side of the case with respect to the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Syo Okuda, Toshikazu Murao, Kentarou Shiota, Naoki Sugiyama, Takayuki Kimura
  • Patent number: 10406645
    Abstract: Multiple cameras are used for tool positioning, as-built documentation, and/or personnel monitoring in construction site. A camera unit comprises one or more imaging devices, a processing computer, and a communication device. The camera units are placed at multiple locations in a construction site to cover an area. The camera units are self-positioned by detecting a calibration target that moves within a working volume. The camera units can detect and calculate positions of objects, including measurement sticks, tools, personnel, etc., in the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Trimble Inc.
    Inventors: Young Jin Lee, Kent Kahle
  • Patent number: 10409150
    Abstract: An image projection structure includes a first transparent layer having an irregular surface; a reflection layer arranged on the irregular surface of the first transparent layer; an adhesion layer arranged on the reflection surface; and a second transparent layer arranged on the adhesion layer. The adhesion layer is configured of linear polymers with a mold shrinkage factor of less than 3%. The second transparent layer is configured of a resin having a cross-linking structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Yoko Mitsui, Yukihiro Tao, Hitoshi Tsuchiya, Yasushi Kawamoto, Atsushi Komori
  • Patent number: 10408704
    Abstract: A testing apparatus for Scramjet engine is capable of preventing breakage of liners in a high-pressure and high-temperature environment in which pressure is 10 Mpa or above and temperature is 1800 K or above. To this end, the testing apparatus for Scramjet engine includes a pipe that endures high-pressure environment, a first liner in a tubular shape, being provided within the pipe, and a second liner in a tubular shape, being provided within the pipe, in which an outer circumference of the second liner is overlapped with an inner circumference of a rear end of the first liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: KOREA AEROSPACE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventor: Yang Ji Lee
  • Patent number: 10408879
    Abstract: A method for diagnosing a fault condition in an electric machine includes measuring at least one physical parameter generated during operation of the electric machine; analyzing the or each measured parameter in a frequency domain; and determining whether the electric machine has a stator or rotor winding fault based on a comparison of an amplitude of the or each analyzed parameter at a first predetermined frequency and a first threshold amplitude for the first frequency. The at least one physical parameter includes a sound generated by the electric machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Sivakumar Nadarajan, Amit K. Gupta, Vaiyapuri Viswanathan
  • Patent number: 10408869
    Abstract: In the modern world, electricity has become ubiquitous. Electrical connectors that connect and disconnect the electricity from the end use device have become important. If the connector has established a good quality contact across its mating conductors, there is no cause for concern. Also, if the connector has not established any contact with associated contacts being far away, then also there is no cause for a safety concern. However, when a connector has established marginal contact between the source and drain side contacts, and if the load and the source are switched on, the possibility of an arc across the thin layer of oxide separating the two contacts is high. This invention teaches a method to measure the quality of electrical connection established across an electrical connector. The method described here can be used to ascertain the quality of the connection before turning on the current across the connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Satyajit Patwardhan
  • Patent number: 10409151
    Abstract: Provided is a portable air projection apparatus, which may be used in conjunction with a mobile phone and can project the content displayed on the screen of the mobile phone in the air. The apparatus may be carried with one and used instantly. The portable air projection apparatus comprises: a vapor projection curtain generation device, which can generate a gaseous curtain wall through a vapor outlet; a communication interface, which can be connected with a portable mobile communication device via a signal; a signal transceiving and processing unit for receiving a display signal from the portable mobile communication device through the communication interface, and converting the display signal into a projection control signal; and a projection lens for generating a projection display screen on the gaseous curtain wall according to the projection control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: ZHEJIANG GEELY HOLDING GROUP CO., LTD, ZHEJINANG GEELEY AUTOMOBILE RESEARCH NSTITUTE CO., LTD
    Inventor: Shufu Li
  • Patent number: 10412289
    Abstract: In one example, a controller of a camera is configured to detect a mechanical connection of an accessory for the camera through data received by a sensor. The accessory includes a physical component that performs a function for the camera. The function may replace an existing function of the camera or supplement an existing function of the camera. The controller identifies one or more identification marks on the accessory to determine an existence of the accessory or a position of the accessory. The controller may disable an existing function of the camera or modify a configuration of the camera based on the identification marks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Vids Samanta, Andrew Gartrell, Rhys Newman, Jeremy Matters, Julian Bleecker
  • Patent number: 10409208
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a conveyance section, an image forming section, a fixing section, a sheet output tray, a toner container, a suitable product determining section, and a control section. The suitable product determining section determines whether the toner container loaded in an apparatus body is a suitable product. When the suitable product determining section determines that the toner container is not a suitable product, on condition of successive feeding of sheets, the control section allows, after every predetermined number of sheets have been subjected to an image forming operation, a fixing aging operation for stopping the image forming operation and rotating rotating bodies of the fixing section to be performed. When the suitable product determining section determines that the toner container is a suitable product, the control section keeps the fixing aging operation conditional on successive feeding of sheets from being performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Sueaki Okamoto, Eiji Nimura, Koji Kuramashi
  • Patent number: 10401410
    Abstract: An electric arc detection apparatus includes: a current sensor; a first filter; a second filter; an FFT processing portion that generates a high-frequency power spectrum and a low-frequency power spectrum; an electric arc detection portion that detects an electric arc by using the high-frequency power spectrum; a pseudo electric arc mask portion that determines a pseudo electric arc by using the low-frequency power spectrum; and an electric arc presence/absence determining portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Shuichi Misumi
  • Patent number: 10401325
    Abstract: Circumferential and axial magnetizers for a magnetic flux leakage pig. A circumferential magnetizer module for a smart pig comprises a central shaft and at least one magnet bar for inducing a magnetic field transverse to a longitudinal axis of the shaft. The magnet bar comprises at least one magnet, and may collapse radially inward to the shaft. A sensor head disposed between circuit poles at each polar end of the magnet monitors magnetic flux. An axial magnetizer module comprises a central shaft and at least one magnet bar to induce a magnetic field coaxially to a longitudinal axis of the shaft. Magnets of opposite polarity are circumferentially disposed around ends of the central shaft. A sensor head disposed between circuit poles at each polar end monitors magnetic flux. The central shaft of a circumferential magnetizer or axial magnetizer may comprise a joint linking an additional smart pig module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Novitech, Inc.
    Inventors: Ron Thompson, Calin Cristian Ganea