Patents Examined by Edwin C Gunberg
  • Patent number: 10656292
    Abstract: A water pumping and injecting multi-layered concentric sphere neutron spectrometer includes a neutron detector, a plurality of shells concentrically provided, and a water pumping and injecting device; wherein an innermost shell surrounds a surface of the neutron detector; gaps are formed between adjacent shells for containing liquid; the shells are made of an aluminum material; a valve is arranged on each of the shells except the innermost shell; the water pumping and injecting device is connected to the valve of each of the shells except the innermost shell, so as to input water into the gaps or output the water from the gaps. Compared with conventional neutron spectrometer, weight of the water pumping and injecting multi-layered concentric sphere device and the neutron spectrum detection system of the present invention is greatly reduced, which is conducive to transportation and utilization. Meanwhile, combination of neutron spectrum data measurement and measurement data are increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Chengdu University of Technology
    Inventors: Jianbo Yang, Xianguo Tuo, Yi Cheng, Honghui Wang, Lei Wang, Mingzhe Liu
  • Patent number: 10646177
    Abstract: Provided are a mobile X-ray apparatus for controlling a battery management system (BMS) and a method of operating the mobile X-ray apparatus. The mobile ? ray apparatus may include a power supply that includes a battery and a BMS configured to manage the battery, and a controller configured to control the BMS to shut down in response to detecting a malfunction in the BMS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Myeong-je Kim
  • Patent number: 10650630
    Abstract: Methods are provided for authenticating a value article that includes a luminescent material. An exciting light source, an optical filter, a photodetector, a signal manipulation circuit, and an amplifier are provided. The luminescent material is exposed to light produced by the exciting light source. Radiation including light from the exciting light source and emitted radiation from the luminescent material is filtered using the optical filter to produce filtered radiation. The filtered radiation is detected using the photodetector to produce a detected radiation signal. The detected radiation signal is electronically manipulated using the signal manipulation circuit to reduce an effect of light from the exciting light source on an authentication determination based upon the detected radiation signal. The detected radiation signal is amplified with the amplifier after electronic manipulation to produce an amplified electronic signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: William Ross Rapoport, Chirag Patel, Jack Steven Croiter, Karl D. Nelson, Jeffrey James Kriz
  • Patent number: 10641918
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to methods and apparatus for cargo inspection and, more particularly, to X-ray based inspection systems providing radiographic imaging and material discrimination with adaptive control of X-ray source dependent upon characteristics of the cargo under inspection. X-rays are generated utilizing a dual energy interlaced betatron by generation of X-ray pulses with lower- and higher-energies during the same betatron acceleration cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Radiabeam Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Anatoli Arodzero, Sergey V. Kutsaev, Vitaliy Ziskin, Salime Boucher, Finn O'Shea
  • Patent number: 10634623
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and apparatus for inspecting an extreme ultraviolet (EUV) reticle using an optical inspection tool. An inspection tool having a pupil filter positioned at an imaging pupil is used to obtain a test image or signal from an output beam that is reflected and scattered from a test portion of an EUV test reticle. The pupil filter is configured to provide phase contrast in the output beam. A reference image or signal is obtained for a reference reticle portion that is designed to be identical to the test reticle portion. The test and reference images or signals are compared and it is determined whether the test reticle portion has any candidate defects based on such comparison. For each of a plurality of test reticle portions of the reticle, the operations for using the inspection tool, obtaining a reference image or signal, comparing, and determining are repeated. A defect report is generated based on any candidate defects that have been determined to be present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: KLA-Tencor Corporation
    Inventors: Qiang Zhang, Rui-fang Shi
  • Patent number: 10631817
    Abstract: Provided are a mobile X-ray apparatus and a method of operating the same. The mobile X-ray apparatus may include an X-ray emitter; a battery configured to supply operating power to the X-ray emitter; and a controller configured to calculate an internal resistance value of a battery based on an overcurrent generated when X-rays are emitted by an X-ray emitter, and determine a degradation state of the battery by using the calculated internal resistance value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Myeong-je Kim
  • Patent number: 10627530
    Abstract: This method and system provide an imaging system for producing static and dynamic images from electromagnetic radiation such as x-rays and high-energy electrons. The detector includes a top electrode layer, a photoconducting layer and a bottom electrode layer. Within the bottom electrode layers are a set of pixel circuits for sensing the radiation. The photoconducting layer has a thickness at least three times greater than the pitch of one of the individual pixel circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: KA IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Karim S Karim, Chris Scott, Yunzhe Li
  • Patent number: 10627055
    Abstract: A method and device for emitting electromagnetic radiation at high power using a gallium containing substrates such as GaN, AlN, InN, InGaN, AlGaN, and AlInGaN, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Soraa Laser Diode, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Goutain
  • Patent number: 10628971
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a sampling method and sampling apparatus of a scanning device. In at least one example, the sampling method comprises acquiring a ray attenuation variation at each of a plurality of scanning angles of the scanning device, determining a corrected sampling interval at each of the scanning angles of the scanning device by adjusting an initial sampling interval at each of the scanning angles of the scanning device according to the ray attenuation variation at each of scanning angles, and performing actual sampling according to the corrected sampling interval at each of the scanning angles of the scanning device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Beijing Neusoft Medical Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuangxue Li, Liang Ren, Shanshan Lou
  • Patent number: 10612979
    Abstract: A spectral conversion element for electromagnetic radiation includes Terahertz antennas and infrared antennas which are distributed in pixel zones. The Terahertz antennas and the infrared antennas which are in one same pixel zone are thermally coupled, and those which are in different pixel zones are uncoupled. Such an element enables the capture of images which are formed with Terahertz radiation, by using an infrared image detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES A√ČROSPATIALES
    Inventors: Patrick Bouchon, Riad Haidar, Mathilde Makhsiyan
  • Patent number: 10613024
    Abstract: A water content evaluation apparatus which evaluates water content of a part of an object is provided. A water content at each of irradiation positions of the part of the object is calculated based on a first reflection light of a laser reference beam, having a first wavelength that is not absorbed by water, that is reflected at all the irradiation positions of the object and a second reflection light of a laser measuring beam, having a second wavelength that is absorbed by water, that is reflected at all the irradiation positions of the object. Irradiation positions of the object in which the water content is equal to or larger than at least one predetermined threshold level are output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Fujiyama, Yuuji Terashima
  • Patent number: 10605630
    Abstract: Provided are a tactile sensor, a method of manufacturing the tactile sensor, and a three-dimensional (3D) mapping method. The tactile sensor includes a total reflection layer; a pixel layer formed on the total reflection layer and including a microarray; and a tactile pad layer formed on the pixel layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
    Inventors: Jiseok Lee, Hyunhyub Ko, Seonghyeon Ahn
  • Patent number: 10607745
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a radiological image conversion screen where the flexibility and the storage stability of the radiological image conversion screen are sufficiently kept without phthalic acid ester while conventional sensitivity and sharpness being maintained, and another object thereof is to provide a radiological image conversion screen where a plasticizer in a phosphor layer is suppressed from volatilization and from transfer to other layers and/or films. The objects are solved by a radiological image conversion screen comprising a support substrate and a phosphor layer stacked on the support substrate, wherein the phosphor layer comprises phosphor particles, a polyvinyl acetal resin, and a carboxylic acid ester having an ether group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masaaki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10591412
    Abstract: This application is directed to methods of assessing polymer deposition on dental surfaces using near infrared spectroscopy, providing a rapid and efficient method to screen for and identify optimal polymers for use in oral care formulations, (i) near infra red (IR) absorption of a dental substrate is measured in the absence of a polymer under test, and subsequently of the test sample comprising the dental substrate contacted with the test polymer. After washing or rinsing the test sample near IR of it is determined again (iii). The IR absorption of the test polymer itself is also measured (ii). Through the comparison of the three measurements (i), (ii), and (iii) the degree of deposition and retention of the test polymer on the test sample is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Deborah Ann Peru, Rensl Dillon, Shira Pilch, Venda Porter Maloney, Lin Fei
  • Patent number: 10585002
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for providing an improved electromagnetic radiation sensing micromechanical device to be utilized in high pixel-density pixel sensor arrays. The device includes an improved design for improved and adjustable performance through simple geometric or fabrication means. Furthermore, the design of the device lends itself to simple micromechanical manufacturing procedures. Additionally, the manufacturing procedures include a method to enable high uniformity and high yield sensor arrays. Arrays of the device can be utilized as IR imaging detectors for use in applications such as human presence detection, nonvisual environment monitoring, security and safety, surveillance, energy monitoring, fire detection and people counting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: MP High Tech Solutions Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Marek Steffanson
  • Patent number: 10562785
    Abstract: A fluorescent material has a composition represented by (Gd1??????R?Ce?Tb?)3+a(Al1?u?vGauScv)5?bO12, wherein: R is at least one of Y and Lu; a, b, ?, ?, ?, u and v satisfy ranges below: 0?a ?0.1, 0?b?0.1, 0???0.8, 0.0003???0.005, 0.02???0.2, 0.27?u?0.75, and 0?v?0.02; a relative density is 99% or more; and an effective atomic number is 35 or more and 60 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventor: Hideo Nitta
  • Patent number: 10551317
    Abstract: There is set forth herein a device comprising structure defining a detector surface configured for supporting biological or chemical substances, and a sensor array comprising light sensors and circuitry to transmit data signals using photons detected by the light sensors. The device can include one or more features for reducing fluorescence range noise in a detection band of the sensor array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: ILLUMINA, INC.
    Inventors: Tracy H. Fung, Poorya Sabounchi, Bernard Hirschbein, Joseph Pinto, Tarun Khurana, Randall Smith, Wenyi Feng
  • Patent number: 10551514
    Abstract: A large-area directional radiation detection system may include a large number of slab-shaped detectors stacked side-by-side comprising alternate long and short detectors, where the long detectors are longitudinally longer than the short detectors. The long detectors may collimate or restrict the lateral field of view of the short detectors, so that a particular short detector that is aligned with the source has an unobstructed view of the source. By comparing detection distributions in the long and short detectors, a processor can determine the angular position and distance of a source. The high detection efficiency and large solid angle of the detector array may enable rapid detection of even well-shielded threat sources at substantial distances, while simultaneously determining the positions of any sources detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: David Edward Newman
  • Patent number: 10545102
    Abstract: A coordinate alignment tool includes a base having at least two ground faces to hold an attitude suitable for measurement by a coordinate measuring device and an attitude suitable for measurement by a measuring X-ray CT apparatus, and a fixer to fixate a measured object to the base; and at least three master balls arranged on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: MITUTOYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihito Takahashi, Seiji Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10495576
    Abstract: First, an analytical chip having a prism, a metal film that includes a trapping region having immobilized on the surface thereof a trapping element for trapping a substance to be analyzed, and a mark in which the scatter of emitted plasmon scattered light differs from the scatter of plasmon scattered light emitted from the surrounding region, is disposed in a chip holder. Next, the rear surface of the metal film is irradiated with excitation light, plasmon scattered light emitted from the proximity of the mark is detected, and, on the basis of the detected plasmon scattered light, location information for the trap region is obtained. Next, the portion of the rear surface of the metal film that corresponds to the trap region arranged at the detected location is irradiated with excitation light, and fluorescence emitted by a fluorescent substance is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Masataka Matsuo, Hiroshi Hirayama, Yoshimasa Hamano, Tetsuya Noda, Yoshihiro Okumura