Patents Examined by David P. Porta
  • Patent number: 10649344
    Abstract: Disclosed is an illumination source apparatus comprising a high harmonic generation medium, a pump radiation source and a spatial filter. The pump radiation source emits a beam of pump radiation having a profile comprising no pump radiation in a central region of the beam and excites the high harmonic generation medium so as to generate high harmonic radiation. The pump radiation and the generated high harmonic radiation are spatially separated beyond the focal plane of the beam of pump radiation. The spatial filter is located beyond a focal plane of the beam of pump radiation, and blocks the pump radiation. Also disclosed is a method of generating high harmonic measurement radiation optimized for filtration of pump radiation therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Sander Bas Roobol, Simon Gijsbert Josephus Mathijssen
  • Patent number: 10649103
    Abstract: A portable radiographic image capturing apparatus includes a radiation conversion panel configured to output image information on the basis of applied radiation, a casing housing the radiation conversion panel therein, and a plurality of support members on which the radiation conversion panel is supported in the casing. The support members have slot structures housing wires therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Koichi Eguchi
  • Patent number: 10647352
    Abstract: A system for detecting the position of a steering wheel of a motor vehicle, the system includes: a matrix-array optical detecting device, of the type known as a time-of-flight camera, enabling three-dimensional detection, the device including an infrared light source and a matrix-array optical sensor; and optical reference elements arranged on the rim of the steering wheel, on the side opposite the driver, the matrix-array optical detecting device being arranged in an instrument panel of the vehicle, and being configured to detect the optical reference elements on the steering wheel, and to deduce therefrom the adjustment position of the steering wheel at least depthwise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: Continental Automotive France, Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Pascal Clochard, Jérôme Wroblewski
  • Patent number: 10649196
    Abstract: A structured illumination microscope includes: a first illumination optical system configured to irradiate, from a first direction, a sample with activating light for activating a fluorescent substance included in the sample; a second illumination optical system configured to irradiate, from a second direction that is different from the first direction, the sample with interference fringes of exciting light for exciting the fluorescent substance; a control unit configured to control a direction and a phase of the interference fringes; an imaging optical system configured to form an image of the sample irradiated with the interference fringes; an imaging element configured to take the image formed by the imaging optical system to generate a first image; and a demodulation unit configured to generate a second image by using a plurality of the first images generated by the imaging element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hisao Osawa
  • Patent number: 10648913
    Abstract: A system for detecting signal components of light induced by multiple excitation sources, which includes a flow channel having two spatially separated optical interrogation zones; a light illumination subsystem that directs each of two light beams of different wavelengths to a different zone of the optical interrogation zones; a detector subsystem that converts detected light into a total electrical signal having both modulated and unmodulated electrical signals; and a processor that determines signal components from the light detected from each of the optical interrogation zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ACEA BIOSCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Nan Li, Jian Wu, Ye Chen, Tianxing Wang, Xiaobo Wang
  • Patent number: 10652990
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a cabinet x-ray incorporating voice command operation for the production of organic and non-organic images. The computing device receives audio data and determines, based on the audio data, a voice-initiated action. In particular, the present disclosure relates to a system and method with corresponding apparatus for commanding the cabinet x-ray unit to attain, manipulate and optimize images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: KUB Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Vikram Butani, Yan Chen, Chester Lowe, Roberto Velasco, Edwin Divakaran Maria-Selvaraj, Vignesh Mandalapa-Bhoopathy, Timothy Ely
  • Patent number: 10638938
    Abstract: System and Method to detect an abnormal medical event based on an asymmetrical change to blood flow. The system includes right-side and left-side head-mounted devices to measure signals indicative of photoplethysmographic signals (PPG signals) on the right and left sides of a user's head, and a computer that detects the abnormal medical event based on an asymmetrical change to blood flow recognizable in the PPG signals. Optionally, the asymmetrical change to the blood flow corresponds to a deviation of the PPG signals compared to a baseline that is based on previous measurements of PPG signals of the user, taken before the abnormal medical event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Ori Tzvieli, Ari M Frank, Arie Tzvieli, Gil Thieberger
  • Patent number: 10638989
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for controlling movement of a motorized C-arm, comprising: receiving position information of a user (U) relative to the C-arm (1), continuously receiving current position information of the C-arm (1) relative to a reference position of the C-arm, from said current position information and from the position information of the user, computing a graphical representation of the current position of the C-arm according to the user's point of view, from the computed graphical representation of the current position of the C-arm, computing a graphical representation of at least one command button suited to the current position information of the C-arm and to the user's point of view to move the C-arm in a determined direction according to a respective degree of freedom, displaying on a control panel a graphical user interface (7) comprising said computed representation (70) of the current position of the C-arm and said at least one command button (710).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: SURGIVISIO
    Inventors: Laurence Van Beek, David Armand, Arnaud Pierre, Stephane Lavallee, Markus Fleute
  • Patent number: 10641895
    Abstract: A method for increasing a detection distance of a surface of an object illuminated by near-IR electromagnetic radiation, including: (a) directing near-IR electromagnetic radiation from a near-IR electromagnetic radiation source towards an object at least partially coated with a near-IR reflective coating that increases a near-IR electromagnetic radiation detection distance by at least 15% as measured at a wavelength in a near-IR range as compared to the same object coated with a color matched coating which absorbs more of the same near-IR radiation, where the color matched coating has a ?E color matched value of 1.5 or less when compared to the near-IR reflective coating; and (b) detecting reflected near-IR electromagnetic radiation reflected from the near-IR reflective coating. A system for detecting proximity of vehicles is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Eldon L. Decker, Kristen Kruszewski, LuAnn Holsing, Stephen G. McQuown, Stuart D. Hellring, Michael Andrew Zalich
  • Patent number: 10641720
    Abstract: The present application thus provides a thermal barrier coating spallation detection system for a gas turbine. The thermal barrier coating spallation detection system may include a hot gas path component with a phosphor layer and a thermal barrier coating, a stimulant radiation source, and an optical device such that the optical device directs stimulant radiation at the thermal barrier coating and receives emission radiation. A change in the received emission radiation indicates spallation of the thermal barrier coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Andrew David Ellis, Kurt Kramer Schleif, Zachary John Snider
  • Patent number: 10641909
    Abstract: The invention is a method for processing a pulse generated by a detector of ionizing radiation, the detector being configured to interact with ionizing radiation in order to generate said pulse, the amplitude of which depends on an energy liberated by the ionizing radiation during its interaction in the detector, the method including the following steps: a) exposing the detector to a source of ionizing radiation so as to obtain, at a measurement time, a pulse called the measurement pulse; b) shaping the measurement pulse, using a first shaping time, and determining a first amplitude of the measurement pulse thus shaped; and c) correcting the first amplitude measured in step b), by taking into account a correction factor; the correction factor being determined by taking into account pulses, called pulses of interest, formed by the detector during an exposure to the source or to a calibration source, during a time range of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'energie atomique et aux energies alternatives
    Inventors: Andrea Brambilla, Cinzia De Cesare
  • Patent number: 10639112
    Abstract: An improved device for regenerating an infrared signal transmitted over the air for use in detecting a 3-dimensional position of an object. The regeneration device includes an infrared signal transmitter and detector that receives from the object a responsive infrared signal in response to the infrared signal transmitted by the transmitter. A low pass filter receives the responsive infrared signal from the detector and outputs a low-pass filtered signal. A comparator compares the output of the infrared signal detector and output of the low pass filter and generates an output representing a logic state based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. LeBoeuf, II, Zachary Olenio, James Yau, Neil R. Crawford
  • Patent number: 10641659
    Abstract: An infrared microscope includes an illumination optical system which guides infrared red to an analysis position on a sample; a connection optical system which guides infrared light, supplied from an infrared spectrophotometer, to said illumination optical system; a visible light source unit which outputs visible light to a region including said analysis position on the sample; an image acquisition unit which inputs visible light from the region including said analysis position on the sample to a detection surface and acquires a visible light image; and a detection unit which detects infrared light from said analysis position on the sample. The connection optical system can be positionally adjusted, and said image acquisition unit is capable of acquiring an infrared light image by inputting infrared light to a detection surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Atsushi Ueda
  • Patent number: 10634615
    Abstract: A method for correcting a fluorescence image of an object, for example a biological tissue that can include fluorescent agents. The distance between a fluorescence probe generating the fluorescence image and the object examined is measured. This distance is used to apply a correction function to the fluorescence image. The method may find application in perioperative fluorescence imaging for diagnosis and monitoring of evolution of pathologies, for example of cancers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignees: Commissariat a l'energie atomique et aux energies alternatives, FLUOPTICS
    Inventors: Philippe Rizo, Anthony Daures
  • Patent number: 10635403
    Abstract: A system and method are provided to yield a QRNG based on homodyne detection of quantum noise (e.g., vacuum noise measured as shot noise) generated from a local oscillator, such as an LED. In one embodiment, a QRNG may be provided that is adjustable based on a control input to produce a random output that can be translated to one or more random data bits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Raphael C. Pooser, Benjamin J. Lawrie, Bing Qi, Brian P. Williams
  • Patent number: 10634811
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include downhole neutron generators and methods to utilize downhole neutron generators in a downhole environment. In one embodiment, a downhole neutron generator includes a heating element to dissipate heat to a first transition metal, which heats up the first transition metal and facilitates the first transition metal to absorb deuterium and tritium gases flowing proximate said transition metal. The downhole neutron generator also includes a second transition metal separated from the target foil, where the second transition metal is doped with of deuterium and the tritium ions, and a laser to direct optical pulses onto a surface of the first transition metal to produce deuterium and the tritium ions from the absorbed deuterium and tritium, where said ions traverse through a back surface of the first transition metal to the second transition metal to interact with the doped deuterium and the tritium ions to initiate fusion reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Navarro Sorroche, Weijun Guo
  • Patent number: 10634609
    Abstract: A sensor system is for measuring the profile of a snowpack along a snowpack passage. The sensor system has a probe and at least one processor. The probe has at least one first sensor set. The first sensor set has at least one first photoemitter for emitting light and at least one first photodetector for detecting light. A processor is provided for receiving output signals from the first sensor set. The processor is for calculating a snowpack profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: REALTIME ADVENTURE DATA, INC.
    Inventors: Micah J. Johnson, Ryan Stevenson, Drew Eldred
  • Patent number: 10631804
    Abstract: The present invention provides a heat transfer device, an X-ray detecting apparatus and an X-ray imaging equipment. The heat transfer device comprises a first heat transfer loop configured to implement heat transfer with an X-ray detector, a heater configured to heat a heat transfer fluid in the first heat transfer loop, a second heat transfer loop disposed to implement heat transfer with the X-ray detector and a radiator configured to cool the heat transfer fluid in the second heat transfer loop. Hence, heat transfer efficiency can be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Duzi Huang, Weimin Qu
  • Patent number: 10631809
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lifting apparatus for a pressure paddle, the lifting apparatus for the pressure paddle comprising: a lifting belt rotated by a driving means; a lifting pulley manually rotated by the lifting belt hung thereon; a lifting frame on which the lifting pulley is mounted; and a pressure paddle mounted on the lifting frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Rayence Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Byoung Soo Noh
  • Patent number: 10625099
    Abstract: A radiotherapy tracking apparatus for tracking a position of a specific region with markerless tracking even when visual recognition of the specific region of the subject is poor and for eliminating preliminary work such as preparation of a template. A control element comprises a DRR image generation element, a phase-based position calculation element, an X-ray fluoroscopic image obtaining element, a phase adjuster, a frame-based position calculation element, a gating element and a memory storage. The frame-based position calculation element calculates the position of the specific region of the subject in the X-ray fluoroscopic image having the plurality of frames frame-by-frame based on the DRR image adjusted with the X-ray fluoroscopic image in the phase adjustment element and the position of the specific region calculated by the phase-based position calculation element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wataru Takahashi, Michel Dargis, Shinichiro Mori