Patents Examined by David P. Porta
  • Patent number: 11327002
    Abstract: A size reduction in an optical system that detects a fluorescent photon is achieved. A photon detection operation of a photon detection unit (21) is controlled on the basis of timing of an irradiation operation of an excitation light source (50), and after excitation light emitted to a microfluidic channel (10) is switched off, a fluorescent photon generated by a target flowing in the microfluidic channel (10) is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Kunihiko Iizuka, Yoshihisa Fujimoto, Takeshi Mitsunaka, Teruo Fujii, Soo-Hyeon Kim
  • Patent number: 11327029
    Abstract: The X-ray imaging device (100) is provided with an X-ray source (1), a plurality of gratings, a moving mechanism (8), and an image processing unit (6). The image processing unit (6) is configured to generate a phase-contrast image (16) by associating a pixel value in each pixel of a subject (T) in a plurality of subject images (10) with phase values of a Moire fringe (30) at each pixel and aligning the pixel of the subject of the same position in the plurality of subject images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Sano, Koichi Tanabe, Kenji Kimura, Yukihisa Wada, Satoshi Tokuda, Taro Shirai, Takahiro Doki, Akira Horiba, Naoki Morimoto
  • Patent number: 11329186
    Abstract: An apparatus (201) comprises a light emitter (202) and a photodetector (203) formed on a single fluid-permeable substrate (206) such that the photodetector (203) is able to detect light emitted by the light emitter (202) after interaction of the light with a user of the apparatus (201). The photodetector comprises a channel member (207) which may be made from graphene, respective source and drain electrodes (208, 209), a layer of photosensitive material (210) configured to vary the flow of electrical current through the channel member (207) on exposure to light from the light emitter (202), and a gate electrode (211).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technolgies Oy
    Inventors: Alexander Bessonov, Darryl Cotton, Adam Robinson
  • Patent number: 11326943
    Abstract: A data collection device includes a housing and a data collection unit located in the housing. A power unit is located in the housing and is operably connected to the data unit to provide power for operation of the data unit. An irradiation sensor is located at the data collection device to detect exposure of the data collection device to irradiation. An irradiation sensor includes a thermal energy absorbing material and a thermal energy sensitive material in thermal communication with the thermal energy absorbing material. The thermal energy sensitive material is characterized by a change in color when exposed to a selected degree of thermal energy due to irradiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard Desmarais, Eric Day
  • Patent number: 11328460
    Abstract: An X-ray CT system includes an X-ray tube, an X-ray detector and processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to cyclically change energy of the X-rays during one rotation of the X-ray tube around a subject. The processing circuitry is configured to perform a process including a correcting process addressing a difference in a transmission amount between X-rays having first energy and X-rays having second energy, on at least one selected from between: a plurality of first projection data sets acquired when the X-rays having the first energy were radiated; and a plurality of second projection data sets acquired when the X-rays having the second energy were radiated. The processing circuitry is configured to reconstruct an image on the basis of a combined data set generated on the basis of a plurality of projection data sets including the projection data sets resulting from the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Taguchi, Akshay Narayan Prabhu Verleker, Yuki Houno, Satoshi Saito
  • Patent number: 11324470
    Abstract: An X-ray diagnostic apparatus according to an embodiment includes an X-ray tube, an X-ray detector, and processing circuitry. The X-ray tube exposes X-rays. The X-ray detector detects the X-rays exposed from the X-ray tube. The processing circuitry generates an X-ray image on the basis of a first detection result that is a detection result of the X-rays exposed for an irradiation period. The processing circuitry corrects the X-ray image on the basis of a second detection result that is a detection result of the X-rays until a point before the end of the irradiation period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kunio Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 11327008
    Abstract: A gas measurement system as disclosed can include a coherent light source, which emits a light beam; a detector; a beam path formed between the light source) and the detector; and a gas cell arranged in the beam path such that the detector receives light transmitted through the gas cell. The gas cell can include a porous ceramic and have an optical path length which is a multiple of the actual layer thickness of the gas cell. A optical element can be arranged in the beam path between the light source and the gas cell with the light beam emitted by the light being widened and unfocussed as the light beam enters the gas cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: METTLER-TOLEDO GMBH
    Inventors: Francesca Venturini, Pär Bergström, Martin Hertel
  • Patent number: 11327016
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for fluorescence imaging using radiofrequency multiplexed excitation. One apparatus splits an excitation laser beam into two arms of a Mach-Zehnder interferometer. The light in the first beam is frequency shifted by an acousto-optic deflector, which is driven by a phase-engineered radiofrequency comb designed to minimize peak-to-average power ratio. This RF comb generates multiple deflected optical beams possessing a range of output angles and frequency shifts. The second beam is shifted in frequency using an acousto-optic frequency shifter. After combining at a second beam splitter, the two beams are focused to a line on the sample using a conventional laser scanning microscope lens system. The acousto-optic deflectors frequency-encode the simultaneous excitation of an entire row of pixels, which enables detection and de-multiplexing of fluorescence images using a single photomultiplier tube and digital phase-coherent signal recovery techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Eric D. Diebold, Bahram Jalali, Brandon Buckley
  • Patent number: 11327259
    Abstract: A multichip package may include at least a package substrate, a main die mounted on the package substrate, a transceiver die mounted on the package substrate, and an optical engine die mounted on the package substrate. The main die may communicate with the transceiver die via a first high-bandwidth interconnect bridge embedded in the package substrate. The transceiver die may communicate with the optical engine die via a second high-bandwidth interconnect bridge embedded in the package substrate. The transceiver die has physical-layer circuits that directly drive the optical engine. An optical cable can be connected directly to the optical engine of the multichip package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Peng Li, Joel Martinez, Jon Long
  • Patent number: 11327018
    Abstract: An image reconstruction method includes capturing a reference image of the specimen and capturing a set of original images based on the reference image. The method includes generating a set of analyzed images based on the set of original images by determining an intensity distribution for each pixel of each original image of the set of original images and combining the intensity distribution at each pixel location across the set of original images into an intermediate image. The method includes, identifying an object in the intermediate image. In response to identifying the object in the intermediate image, determining an intensity value of the object in each original image of the set of original images and generating an improved image of the object based on the determined intensity value of the object. The method includes generating a final image including the improved image of the object and displaying the final image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
    Inventors: Somin Eunice Lee, Yunbo Liu, Yipei Wang
  • Patent number: 11320306
    Abstract: A subwavelength gold hole/disk array that when coupled with a ground plane induces extraordinary transmission through the hole/disk array and zero back reflection. The hole/disk array functions as a “light funnel” in couling incident radiation into the cavity with about 100% efficiency over a narrow resonant bandwidth, which results in frequency-selective perfect (˜100%) absorption of the incident radiation. Such an optical frequency-selective absorber enables flexible scaling of detector response to any wavelength range by pattern dimensional changes, enabling uncooled frequency selective detection and “color” imaging in the infrared domain. Methods and applications are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
    Inventors: Debashis Chanda, Sushrut Modak, Jonathan Lee, Alireza Safaei
  • Patent number: 11320377
    Abstract: A detection device includes a light emitting element, an accommodation frame, a light detector, and a movable light splitter. The light emitting element provides an excitation beam. The accommodation frame accommodates an object under test, and a portion of the excitation beam whose dominant light emitting wavelength falls within a first waveband range forms a fluorescent beam after passing through the object under test. The light detector receives a portion of the fluorescent beam whose dominant light emitting wavelength falls within a second waveband range. The movable light splitter forms a plurality of sub-beams from an incident beam. The sub-beams have respectively different dominant light emitting wavelengths and exits at different emitting angles. The incident beam is at least one of the excitation beam and the fluorescent beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Yu-Lin Chen, Yi Fan Hsieh
  • Patent number: 11321823
    Abstract: Method and system for determining sealing integrity and/or contamination of the sealing region by the filling material of a heat-sealed container, including imaging at least a part of a sealing region of the container using an imaging camera; wherein the imaging is performed during movement and/or transport of the container at a predetermined speed; and wherein the imaging is performed while moving the field of view of the camera in a same direction as the container, wherein the moving of the field of view is configured to reduce the velocity of the container relative to the imaging camera sufficiently to reduce smearing of images obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: YORAN IMAGING LTD.
    Inventors: Yoav Weinstein, Eran Sinbar
  • Patent number: 11320375
    Abstract: Provided is a fluorescence reader that uses two excitation channels and can read up to seven different fluorescent dyes in a single run. Each excitation channel has one light source and one single excitation filter and one dichroic mirror. One excitation channel is capable of exciting multiple fluorescent dyes and can be used to distinguish multiple dyes in combination with multiple emission filters. The excitation channels are driven by a motor that can automatically switch the two excitation channels for taking images of up to seven different fluorescent dyes. An algorithm to calibrate the crosstalk between different fluorescent dyes is also provided. Also provided is a method for analyzing digital PCR data using a ratio of two fluorescence emission readings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Yan Wang, Cory McCluskey
  • Patent number: 11320361
    Abstract: An analyzer of a component in a sample fluid includes an optical source and an optical detector defining a beam path of a beam, wherein the optical source emits the beam and the optical detector measures the beam after partial absorption by the sample fluid, a fluid flow cell disposed on the beam path defining an interrogation region in the a fluid flow cell in which the optical beam interacts with the sample fluid and a reference fluid; and wherein the sample fluid and the reference fluid are in laminar flow, and a scanning system that scans the beam relative to the laminar flow within the fluid flow cell, wherein the scanning system scans the beam relative to both the sample fluid and the reference fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: 1087 SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Matthias Wagner
  • Patent number: 11317886
    Abstract: An X-ray CT apparatus according to the embodiment executes an imaging according to an imaging protocol including one or more image elements corresponding to an imaging type. The X-ray CT apparatus includes an X-ray source, an X-ray detector and processing circuitry. The X-ray source radiates an X-ray. The X-ray detector detects the X-ray. The processing circuitry merges, when first and second imaging protocols are set, first and second imaging elements, respectively included in the first and second imaging protocols, corresponding to same imaging type into a single third imaging element, thereby generating a third imaging protocol including the third imaging element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuki Gatayama, Shinsuke Tsukagoshi, Katsuhiko Ishida, Kusuto Koga
  • Patent number: 11322007
    Abstract: A danger detector, for example a flame detector, includes an alarm housing with an alarm cover. The housing part of the alarm cover is permeable to heat radiation in the central infrared range. A non-contact, optical heat radiation sensor which is sensitive to the incoming heat radiation and optically oriented to the housing part is arranged in the alarm housing. A processing unit for further processing a sensor signal emitted by the heat radiation sensor is mounted downstream of the heat radiation sensor. The processing unit is designed to monitor the signal emitted by the sensor with respect to significant fluctuations or flicker frequencies for open flames and to determine, based on a direct component of the signal emitted by the sensor, a temperature value for the ambient temperature in the surroundings of the danger detector. The heat radiation sensor may be a thermopile or a bolometer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: SIEMENS SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Martin Fischer, Matthias Stutz
  • Patent number: 11313791
    Abstract: An infrared (IR) imaging system for determining a concentration of a target species in an object is disclosed. The imaging system can include an optical system including a focal plane array (FPA) unit behind an optical window. The optical system can have components defining at least two optical channels thereof, said at least two optical channels being spatially and spectrally different from one another. Each of the at least two optical channels can be positioned to transfer IR radiation incident on the optical system towards the optical FPA. The system can include a processing unit containing a processor that can be configured to acquire multispectral optical data representing said target species from the IR radiation received at the optical FPA. One or more of the optical channels may be used in detecting objects on or near the optical window, to avoid false detections of said target species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: REBELLION PHOTONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Mallery, Ohad Israel Balila, Robert Timothy Kester
  • Patent number: 11313726
    Abstract: A meter for measuring UV light having wavelengths, preferably between 205 nm and 237 nm. The meter includes at least one UV sensitive photo diode adapted for detecting the wavelengths of UV light between a lower end and an upper end; a first filter that blocks the UV light having wavelengths below 237 nm down to at least the lower end that the UV sensitive photo diode can detect; a second filter that blocks the UV light having wavelengths above 230 nm up to at least 205 nm; at least one amplifier for amplifying a signal from the UV sensitive photo diode; an analog to digital converter; a microprocessor; a battery in electrical communication with the microprocessor. The microprocessor preferably being in communication with the amplifier and the analog to digital converter. The microprocessor provides a result for the UV light that the UV sensitive photo diode is exposed to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Lumenlabs LLC
    Inventors: Scott R. Gant, Kevin C. Baxter, Min Shi
  • Patent number: 11313978
    Abstract: A device for detecting a contaminant on a scaffolding pole. The device includes an outer detector for detecting a contaminant on an outer surface and an inner detector for detecting a contaminant on an inner surface. The device also includes a mechanism for transporting a scaffolding pole through the device, past the detectors. A contaminant is detected on the outer and inner surfaces of the scaffolding pole using the outer and inner detectors respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: SOLETANCHE FREYSSINET S.A.S.
    Inventors: Dan Clifton-Climas, Greg Antill