Patents Examined by Daniel S. Larkin
  • Patent number: 11119026
    Abstract: A calibration method and system for a lubrication oil metal debris sensor includes applying an excitation to the lubrication oil metal debris sensor to be calibrated, obtaining a second output signal from the lubrication oil metal debris sensor to be calibrated based on a test metal ball with a known diameter, and determining a sensitivity characteristic parameter of the lubrication oil metal debris sensor to be calibrated according to the diameter of the test metal ball with the known diameter, the second output signal, and a preset data processing model. Large particulate metal balls with large diameter are used as calibration particles. The calibration performed by the combination of the particulate metal ball and the data processing model helps when the signal processing circuit cannot be matched with the actual performance of the sensor and avoids an underestimation of the monitoring capability of the lubrication oil metal debris sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Fatri United Testing & Control (Quanzhou) Technologies Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yongzhong Nie, Jianhai Qiu
  • Patent number: 11109631
    Abstract: A device for detecting a force or pressure applied to an object is disclosed. The device (200) comprises a first flexible substrate layer (101) having a first plurality of pressure sensors (103) thereon; and a first plurality of electrically conductive tracks (102); wherein the first plurality of electrically conductive tracks are arranged to provide an electrical connection to the plurality of pressure sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: HP1 Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Timothy Nicholas Moor
  • Patent number: 11112350
    Abstract: A method for testing a bond using a bond tester apparatus, the method comprising the steps of applying a mechanical force to the bond, determining, by a sensor component comprised by the bond tester apparatus, the applied force to the bond by measuring, by the sensor component, a displacement of the sensor component caused by the applied force and calculating, by the sensor component, the applied force on the basis of a first component which comprises a direct relationship with the measured displacement and on the basis of at least one of a second component, a third component and a fourth component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: XYZTEC B.V. [NL/NL]
    Inventor: Robert John Sykes
  • Patent number: 11104176
    Abstract: A bending system for separating a page from a cover of a value document, wherein the page is connected to a spine of the cover, the spine separating the cover in first and second cover portions, wherein an angle ? is formed between the first and second cover portions. The bending system includes a bending unit connected to a motor, wherein the motor is configured to operate the bending unit such that the bending unit bends the value document to a first state, where ? is larger than 180°, and then back to a second state, where ? is at least 180° but less than ? in the first state, to separate the page from the cover. Also disclosed is an engraving system for engraving a front side and backside of a page of the value document and a document manufacturing device including the bending system and engraving system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: IAI industrial systems B.V.
    Inventors: Maikel Peters, Johannes Hendrikus Antonius Verheijen
  • Patent number: 11097139
    Abstract: A corrosion prevention process to protect the piping of a dry pipe sprinkler system from corrosion is described. The process includes the selection and application of suitable corrosion inhibitors to interior portions of the piping. The corrosion inhibitors used in this process may include volatile corrosion inhibitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Cortec Corporation
    Inventors: Mincheng Shen, Sen Kang, Boris A. Miksic
  • Patent number: 11060955
    Abstract: A microtome for producing thin sections from a sample includes a sample holder configured to receive the sample and a cutting edge configured to cut the sample, the cutting edge having a specified cutting direction, the cutting direction and the cutting edge spanning a cutting plane. The microtome further includes a movement device configured to produce a relative movement between the sample holder and the cutting unit for cutting the sample in the cutting direction, a feed device configured to produce a relative movement between the sample holder and the cutting edge for cutting the sample in a feed direction at an angle not equal to 0° to the cutting plane, and a liquid volume with a liquid abutting the cutting edge on a side of the cutting edge facing away from the sample holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventors: Waldemar Spomer, Ulrich Gengenbach, Julian Hoffmann, Andreas Hofmann, Leonard J. Ness, Warren J. P. Brey, Rasmus Schroeder, Irene Wacker-Schroeder
  • Patent number: 11047839
    Abstract: Embodiments are described of a sensing network including one or more sensor nodes, wherein each of the one or more sensor nodes includes a gas sensor that can measure the presence, concentration, or both, of one or more airborne pollutants in a nodal coverage area surrounding the sensor node. A sensor base that can measure the presence, concentration, or both, of one or more airborne pollutants is positioned in the nodal coverage area of each of the one or more sensor nodes, wherein the sensor base includes a gas sensor with higher accuracy, higher sensitivity, or both, than the gas sensors of the one or more sensor nodes. One or more servers communicatively coupled to the sensor base and the one or more sensors nodes. The sensor base and the sensor nodes can communicate their measurements to the server and the measurements of the sensor base are used by the server as a reference to correct the measurements of the one or more sensor nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventor: Tsung-Kuan A. Chou
  • Patent number: 11035834
    Abstract: The disclosure describes embodiments of an apparatus including a first gas chromatograph including a fluid inlet, a fluid outlet, and a first temperature control. A controller is coupled to the first temperature control and includes logic to apply a first temperature profile to the first temperature control to heat, cool, or both heat and cool the first gas chromatograph. Other embodiments are disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventors: Tsung-Kuan A. Chou, Shih-Chi Chu, Chia-Sheng Cheng, Li-Peng Wang, Chien-Lin Huang
  • Patent number: 11035835
    Abstract: An analysis method having: a sample preparation step of preparing a measurement sample by mixing a measurement object containing pyrroloquinoline quinone or a salt thereof with glycine so that the pyrroloquinoline quinone or the salt thereof reacts with the glycine to produce imidazopyrroloquinoline or a salt thereof; and a quantitative analysis step of determining quantitatively the amount of the pyrroloquinoline quinone and the salt thereof contained in the measurement object, based on a chromatogram of the imidazopyrroloquinoline or the salt thereof contained in the measurement sample obtained by chromatography.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuto Ikemoto, Satoko Imaruoka
  • Patent number: 11028689
    Abstract: The invention discloses a method for experimentally determining the conductivity of an unpropped fracture in hydraulic fracturing of a shale reservoir, comprising: select an outcrop sample with a natural fracture in the shale reservoir, and cut the outcrop sample with along the extension direction of the natural fracture into no less than eight square rock slabs; use a laser scanner to obtain the rough topography data of the fracture surface of each square rock slab and calculate the area tortuosity; pick out the rock samples; model the rough surface of the selected rock samples; import the treated surface model into the engraving machine, and select the downhole core or outcrop rocks in the same horizon for repeated production; calculate the shear slippage at different positions of unpropped fracture according to the data of the shale reservoir; finally test the conductivity of the shale rock samples after shear slip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Zhihong Zhao, Chi Chen, Shouxin Wang, Kun Wang, Cong Lu, Jie Lai, Yuxuan Liu, Ye Zhong, Yuhang Zhao
  • Patent number: 11029228
    Abstract: A wheel force transducer stator angle correction apparatus. The apparatus includes a stator rod retainer having a through-bore, the stator rod retainer being in mechanical communication with at least one bearing. The apparatus also includes a stator rod having a first portion rigidly attached to an encoder stator attached to a wheel and having a second portion disposed within the through-bore of the stator rod retainer. The apparatus also includes an encoder rigidly attached to a portion of a vehicle associated with the wheel, wherein the encoder is adapted to measure an angle of the stator rod and to adjust at least one value associated with a wheel speed of the wheel based on the measured angle of the stator rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Michigan Scientific Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Cook, Daniel Wheeler, Stephan Barthel
  • Patent number: 11022518
    Abstract: A wall surface pressure measurement structure measures a wall surface pressure in a duct. Measurement holes are formed in different positions in a circumferential direction on an inspection surface of a wall surface of the duct. The inspection surface is orthogonal to an extending direction of the duct. A pressure chamber communicating with the measurement holes is provided on an outer peripheral side of the duct. The pressure chamber is coupled to a pressure gauge via a pressure pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignees: SUBARU CORPORATION, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
    Inventors: Toshiteru Mitomo, Ryota Takaya, Yoshikazu Makino
  • Patent number: 11002614
    Abstract: Low-cost techniques for sensing ambient temperatures in a container or package using phase change materials are provided. In one aspect, a temperature sensor is provided. The temperature sensor includes: at least one phase change material configured to transition from an amorphous state to a crystalline state upon exposure to temperatures above a predetermined threshold temperature for a given duration. A method of monitoring temperature exposure of a consumer good using the temperature sensor is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Amos Cahan, Guy M. Cohen, Lior Horesh, Raya Horesh
  • Patent number: 11002662
    Abstract: A bond test apparatus comprises a test tool assembly 200 comprising a test tool 40 configured to contact a bond during a bond test, a flexure 80 coupled to the test tool assembly, and a sensor. The sensor is configured to provide a measurement of a displacement of a first end of the flexure 80 relative to a second end of the flexure on application of a force to the flexure, and a processor is configured to receive a displacement signal from the sensor and, based on the displacement signal and optionally a known stiffness of the flexure, to determine the force on the flexure. A cartridge for a bond test apparatus, a method of measuring a force in a bond test apparatus, and a method of measuring the closing force on the jaws of a bond test tool are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Bugg, Robert Deards
  • Patent number: 11002719
    Abstract: An actuating and sensing module includes a first substrate, a second substrate, an actuating device and a sensor. A gas flow channel is formed by stacking the first substrate and the second substrate. The gas inlet, the gas flow channel and the gas outlet are in communication with each other to define a gas flow loop. The actuating device is disposed in the gas inlet of the second substrate and electrically connected to a control circuit to obtain a driving power. The sensor is disposed in the gas flow loop and electrically connected to a control circuit of the first substrate to transmit sensed data. While the actuating device drives outside gas from the outside, the gas is transported into the gas flow loop and sensed by the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Hao-Jan Mou, Shih-Chang Chen, Li-Pang Mo, Jia-Yu Liao, Hung-Hsin Liao, Chih-Feng Lin, Jheng-Wei Chen, Chi-Feng Huang, Yung-Lung Han
  • Patent number: 10995654
    Abstract: The transparent radiator hose is configured for use with the engine cooling system of a vehicle. The transparent radiator hose diagnoses the interchange of the cooling fluid pumped through the engine cooling system with a system fluid selected from the group consisting of the engine oil, the transmission fluid, and the power steering fluid. The transparent radiator hose comprises a modified radiator hose, a plurality of tracer dyes and an ultraviolet lamp. Each tracer dye is a fluorescent compound. There is a one to one relationship between the plurality of tracer dyes and the group consisting of the engine oil, the transmission fluid, and the power steering fluid. The modified radiator hose transports the cooling fluid used to cool the combustion engine. The modified radiator hose is partially transparent such that the cooling fluid can be seen through the modified radiator hose. The ultraviolet lamp generates ultraviolet radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Garrett Woodgrift
  • Patent number: 10994222
    Abstract: A pre-heater assembly for pre-heating a fluid, in particular in a fluid separation apparatus, wherein the pre-heater assembly comprises a capillary having a lumen and being configured for conducting the fluid, and a thermal coupling body contacting at least part of the capillary, having a value of thermal conductivity in a range between 8 W/(m K) and 100 W/(m K) and being arrangable so that heat generated by a heat source is supplied to the capillary via at least part of the thermal coupling body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ansgar Waldbaur, Armin Steinke
  • Patent number: 10989634
    Abstract: Systems and methods for extracting an analyte from a sample. The system includes a reaction vessel for receiving the sample and a reaction solution, a mixer for mixing the sample with the reaction solution, a filter and a drain for passing soluble components from the reaction mixture, including the dissolved analyte, from the reaction vessel. A purification vessel is located below the reaction vessel. A selective sorbent is disposed in the purification vessel for retaining contaminants from the soluble components from the reaction mixture and passing a purified analyte. An evaporation container is located below the purification vessel. A heater heats the evaporation chamber and evaporates the solvents from the purified analyte, which can then be quantitatively measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew R. Komarek, Richard Giannetti, Michael Drew Komarek, Ronald J. Komarek, Ryan J. Komarek, Steven T. Lauffer, Marleen van Aardt
  • Patent number: 10989642
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for and a method of mass analysis in which a presence of an accessory substance which is difficult to be analyzed can be recognized visually and clearly. The apparatus for mass analysis analyzes a sample containing a substance to be measured and includes: a display unit; a memory unit storing a theoretical peak obtained by calculation with respect to a region of a mass spectrum of the substance; a matching degree calculation unit calculating a matching degree from multiple peaks that each of the mass spectrum of the sample in the region and the theoretical peak have; a matching degree displaying control unit displaying the matching degree on the display unit; and a superimposition displaying control unit displaying the mass spectrum of the sample and the theoretical peak in a superimposed way in a manner that is consistent with a mass-to-charge ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventor: Masahiro Sakuta
  • Patent number: 10975470
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for monitoring and/or detecting concentrations of a chemical precursor in a reaction chamber. The apparatus and method have an advantage of operating in a high temperature environment. An optical emissions spectrometer (OES) is coupled to a gas source, such as a solid source vessel, in order to monitor or detect an output of the chemical precursor to the reaction chamber. Alternatively, a small sample of precursor can be periodically monitored flowing into the OES and into a vacuum pump, thus bypassing the reaction chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: ASM IP Holding B.V.
    Inventors: John Shugrue, Carl White