Patents Examined by Daniel R Miller
  • Patent number: 12013431
    Abstract: A method and a testing apparatus related to wafer testing are provided. In the method, testing raw data is obtained by a testing apparatus operating with a Unix-related system. The testing raw data is a testing result of probe testing on one or more wafers by the testing apparatus. The testing raw data is converted into converted data by the testing apparatus. The converted data is related to the defect information of the wafer. Analyzed data is generated by the testing apparatus according to the converted data. The analyzed data is used for a graphical interface. Therefore, real-time defect analysis during the testing procedure may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Inventor: Ting Wei Yu
  • Patent number: 12007526
    Abstract: A wall scanner that includes a housing, a plurality of sensors, a display, and a control section. The housing includes a handle portion and a body portion. The handle portion is adapted to receive a removable and rechargeable battery pack such as a high-voltage lithium-ion (“Li-Ion”) battery pack. The body portion of the housing encloses the plurality of sensing devices, such as capacitive plate sensors for sensing the presence of a stud behind a surface, a D-coil sensor for identifying the presence of metal behind the surface, and a non-contact voltage sensor. The display is configured to display the location of an object behind the surface in real-time, the depth of an object behind the surface, and whether an object behind the surface is ferrous or non-ferrous. The control section includes actuation devices for controlling the functions and operations of the wall scanner, such as the scanning mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Evans H. Nguyen, Jason R. Crowe, Scott D. Bublitz, Mike N. Jones, Wai Nang Tse, Pak Fai Siu, Man Kit Ho
  • Patent number: 11994569
    Abstract: A radio frequency coil assembly for an MRI system. A support structure extends between a first end and a second end in a first direction and between an inner surface and an opposite outer surface in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The support structure has channels that extend into the support structure in the second direction. An RF coil is configured to transmit and/or receive RF signals. The RF coil is supported by the outer surface of the support structure. The channels are at least partially positioned between the support structure and the RF coil in the first direction and are configured to convey a cooling medium to cool the support structure in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Edwin L. Legall, Louis J. Vannatta, Gaines Hartley, William J. Bonneau, Thomas K. Foo, Dan K. Spence
  • Patent number: 11988805
    Abstract: The system as described collects and utilizes weather data sensor information in order to rapidly collect and update weather forecasts using real-time weather data collected at high rates of frequency, and use this collected high frequency weather data to rapidly correct and update the weather forecasts generated by the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: The Tomorrow Companies Inc.
    Inventors: Shimon Elkabetz, Jacob Ribnik, Itai Zlotnik, Rei Goffer, Nir Nossenson, Daniel Alexander Rothenberg, Karl Ginter
  • Patent number: 11966548
    Abstract: A touch sensor device (TSD) includes TSD electrodes associated with a surface of the TSD. Also, an overlay that includes marker electrode(s) is also associated with at least a portion of the surface of the TSD. The TSD also includes drive-sense circuits (DSCs) operably coupled to the plurality of TSD electrodes. A DSC is configured to provide a TSD electrode signal to a TSD electrode and simultaneously to sense a change of the TSD electrode signal based on a change of impedance of the TSD electrode caused by capacitive coupling between the TSD electrode and the marker electrode(s) of the overlay. Processing module(s) is configured to process a digital signal generated by the DSC to determine characteristic(s) of the overlay that is associated with the at least a portion of the surface of the TSD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: SIGMASENSE, LLC.
    Inventors: Patrick Troy Gray, Gerald Dale Morrison, Daniel Keith Van Ostrand, Richard Stuart Seger, Jr., Kevin Joseph Derichs, Shayne X. Short, Timothy W. Markison
  • Patent number: 11959956
    Abstract: A circuit check method and an electronic apparatus applicable to a to-be-tested circuit are provided. The to-be-tested circuit has one or more first nodes related to a gate voltage of one or more transistor devices and a plurality of second nodes. The circuit check method includes: setting endpoint voltages of a plurality of input interface ports of the to-be-tested circuit; obtaining a first node voltage of the first node according to a conduction path of the to-be-tested circuit and the gate voltage of the transistor device; obtaining a second node voltage of each second node according to the conduction path, the endpoint voltages, and the first node voltage; and performing circuit static check on the to-be-tested circuit by applying the first node voltage and the second node voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Inventors: Yun-Jing Lin, Meng-Jung Lee, Yu-Lan Lo, Shu-Yi Kao
  • Patent number: 11959985
    Abstract: A method of designing/manufacturing a static-magnetic-field shimming coil system for magnetic resonance imaging, includes determining an optimal stream function, defined on a reference surface enclosing a region of interest, for each member of a cohort of magnetic resonance imaging subjects; performing a Principal Component Analysis of the stream functions; determining at least one coil wiring pattern defined on the reference surface by discretizing at least a most significant principal component of the stream functions. A static-magnetic-field shimming coil system suitable to be obtained by the method at least one hollow dielectric support element having a cavity containing the region of interest and a surface having a shape corresponding to the reference surface or, where appropriate, one the additional surface; and a set of conducting elements deposed on or affixed to the surface of the dielectric support, forming the or one the coil wiring pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Inventors: Bruno Pinho-Meneses, Alexis Amadon
  • Patent number: 11959742
    Abstract: This sensor includes: a housing 10 which houses an electronic component in the internal space; a detection unit 40 which has a coil 42 and a core 41 that houses the coil 42 and which is arranged on the end side in the internal space; a substrate 30 which is arranged more inside the internal space than the detection unit 40 and on which a circuit electrically connected to the coil 42 is provided; a first shield 451 at least one portion of which is arranged further on the end side in the internal space than the detection unit 40 and which suppresses the penetration of noise from outside of the housing 10; and a spacer 51 which is positioned between the first shield 451 and the detection unit 40 and which separates the surfaces of the first shield 451 and the detection unit 40 that face each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Nakayama, Takuya Okamoto
  • Patent number: 11953570
    Abstract: An NMR measuring arrangement (20) includes a cryostat (1), a superconducting magnet coil system (2) and an NMR probe (3). The cryostat has an evacuated vacuum container (5) and forms a bore (10). A wall (12) of the bore delimits the vacuum container. The cryostat forms only one evacuated gap (13) in a space (18) between the magnet coil system and the wall of the bore. At least a segment of the wall of the bore is thermally coupled to a heat sink of the cryostat. As a result, the NMR measurement arrangement provides more precise NMR measurements (in particular with a higher spectral resolution and/or a higher signal-to-noise ratio) on measurement samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Inventor: Patrick Wikus
  • Patent number: 11940266
    Abstract: Processes for rapidly and accurately measuring the coefficient of moisture expansion for materials, such as adhesives, are disclosed. A replication technique may be used to manufacture highly flat and smooth adhesive samples. Moisture is introduced in a controlled humidity atmosphere, distortion is monitored with an accurate laser interferometer (e.g., ˜1 nanometer (nm) accuracy), and measurements are correlated with moisture content change. Such processes decrease sample size by three orders of magnitude as compared with conventional techniques and have a smaller adhesive mass requirement, which enables measurement of expensive microelectronic adhesives that were previously cost-prohibitive to measure. Also, thinner films allow CME measurements of ultraviolet (UV) cured adhesives that would otherwise have depth of penetration issues. Furthermore, saturation occurs quickly, allowing pre-stabilization at room temperature, which enabled parametric studies as a function of processing or cure state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Inventors: Geena L. Ferrelli, Hyun I. Kim, Rafael J. Zaldivar
  • Patent number: 11940289
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include systems, vehicles, and methods for presenting weather conditions a traveler may encounter while traveling a route. In an illustrative embodiment, a computing device executes instructions to present an integrated route map. An input is received indicative of a trip to be made to a destination by a traveler. A store of route data for an area encompassing the trip is accessed. At least one route is identified. A weather forecasting service is accessed from which expected weather conditions are accessible for the area through the projected time. The expected weather conditions are identified for the location at the projected time. An integrated route map is displayed showing the at least one route and the expected weather conditions for the location at the projected time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Rivian IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Jason Quint
  • Patent number: 11940294
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a process that formulates an inference that a first group of mobile devices are at ground level, and obtains, for the first group of mobile devices, positions and barometric pressure readings. Ground heights with respect to a common reference height are determined for the first group of mobile devices, and reference barometric pressures are calculated for the first group of mobile devices, at the common reference height according to the barometric pressure readings and the determined ground heights. At least a portion of the reference barometric pressures are combined to obtain a reference barometric pressure. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignees: AT & T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT & T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Sheldon Kent Meredith, Zachary Meredith
  • Patent number: 11933856
    Abstract: A method for screening and matching cells for qualification and binning can include conducting a first and second impedance-based measurement of a cell separated by a rest interval of the cell and analyzing change/shift in the impedance spectrum obtained before and after the rest interval to afford algorithms to match, categorize, or group cells within a plurality of cells (C1 . . . Cn) that have the same, substantially the same, or fall within a range of structural or functional parameters based on the impedance change/shift in the impedance spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Dynexus Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Jon P. Christophersen
  • Patent number: 11931135
    Abstract: A human-scale closed-bore MPI device and method based on radial-Cartesian trajectory scanning are provided. The human-scale closed-bore MPI device includes: a gradient module configured to generate a static gradient magnetic field; a rotating scanning module configured to construct a rotating uniform alternating magnetic field; an excitation module configured to construct a uniform alternating magnetic field; an induction module configured to acquire a nonlinear magnetization response signal of magnetic particles; and a compensation module configured to compensate for a coupling signal between a first cylindrical coil and a second cylindrical coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    Inventors: Jie Tian, Jie He, Bo Zhang, Yu An
  • Patent number: 11927489
    Abstract: Provided is a preheating thermometer, including a temperature measuring assembly, and a preheating assembly disposed on the temperature measuring assembly. The preheating assembly includes a heating material layer and a sealing film covering the heating material layer to isolate the heating material layer from air. When the preheating thermometer is used for body temperature measurement, the sealing film is removed to allow the heating material layer to produce heat due to the contact of the heating material layer with the air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Inventors: Yan Zhang, Honghong Su
  • Patent number: 11927461
    Abstract: The present magnet holder and magnetic sensor bracket provide a robust, easily repaired magnet-and-sensor system. The axle extending through the holder and bracket is easily aligned in a shaft collar in the holder by an interlocking keyway. A slot extending through the collar allows deformation of the split collar to accommodate over-rotation without damage to the collar. The magnet assembly in the holder is held in place based on magnetic attraction, allowing both easy assembly and replacement. Likewise, the potential sensor attachment methods allow easy, rapid fabrication and replacement using assemblies with split sensor channels and retaining rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Inventor: Michael Meichtry
  • Patent number: 11926271
    Abstract: A detection circuit for instantaneous voltage drop and an on-board diagnostic system. The detection circuit comprises two RC circuits, each of the RC circuits comprises a first resistor, a second resistor, and an energy storage capacitor; a first end of the first resistor is used for receiving a to-be-detected voltage, and a second end thereof is connected to a first end of the second resistor; the energy storage capacitor is connected in parallel with the second resistor; the first end of the second resistor forms an output end of the RC circuit, and the output end is connected to an input end of the comparator; an output end of the comparator is connected to the determination unit; in the two RC circuits, the resistance ratios of the second resistors to the first resistors are different, the capacitances of the energy storage capacitors are different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Inventors: Qian Yang, Jian Li, Jianhua Zhang, Jijie Shi
  • Patent number: 11927616
    Abstract: A method for measuring alpha particle emissions may include obtaining a wafer emission rate, wherein the wafer emission rate is measured with a counter. The method may further include covering the wafer with a metal mesh grounded to a cathode of the counter wherein the metal mesh is grounded to the cathode outboard of the wafer and obtaining a mesh and wafer emission rate, wherein the mesh and wafer emission rate is measured with the counter. The method may further include replacing the wafer with a wafer carcass, obtaining a wafer carcass and mesh emission rate, and calculating a wafer carcass emissivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Gordon, Kenneth P. Rodbell, Conal Murray
  • Patent number: 11921177
    Abstract: An electronic device (10) includes an electronic component (14); at least one electrically conductive loop or winding (18) disposed around the electronic component; and an electronic controller (24) configured to: obtain (102) a magnetic field direction from a received ambient magnetic field measurement signal; determine (104) at least one magnetic field shim current based on the obtained magnetic field direction; and energize (106) the at least one electrically conductive loop or winding to flow the determined at least one magnetic field shim current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Arne Reykowski, Alton Keel, Timothy Ortiz, Scott King, Rodrigo Calderon Rico, Paul Franz Redder
  • Patent number: 11919612
    Abstract: A vessel environment condition assessment system and method, the system comprising a motion measurement unit on board a vessel configured to sense the vessels motion, wherein the motion measurement unit is configured to output a motion signal of the vessel, a processor adapted to receive the motion signal of the vessel, and apply an energy operator to the motion signal to calculate an energy signal representative of the environmental condition for the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Kongsberg Maritime AS
    Inventors: Anna Swider, Are Folkestad