Patents Examined by Fatemeh Esfandiari Nia
  • Patent number: 11982608
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for measuring surface energy of aggregates based on static drop method, comprising (1) aggregates grinding and pretreatment; (2) obtaining the surface texture index; (3) calculating the surface energy based on static drop method experiment; (4) fitting to obtain a functional relationship between the surface texture index and surface energy; (5) calculating the surface energy of the original aggregate. The method considers the influence of the grinding process on the surface texture of the aggregates when measuring the surface energy of the aggregates, which significantly improves the accuracy of the static drop method test. The static drop method can be used to replace the vapor adsorption method to test the surface energy of aggregate, and the low-cost optical contact angle instrument can replace the expensive magnetic suspension weight balance system to test the surface energy of aggregate, which greatly reduces the test cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Inventors: Rong Luo, Jing Luo, Chongzhi Tu, Tingting Huang, Xiang Wang, Longchang Niu, Qiang Miao
  • Patent number: 11953484
    Abstract: A setting method includes setting the conductances of the controllable restrictions of an airborne molecular contamination measurement station. The setting method includes an initial identification step, prior to the carrying-out of an airborne molecular contamination measurement step, and during which the sampling line that has the lowest conductance when the conductance of the controllable restriction of the said sampling line is set to its maximum value is determined, and an initial conductance-setting step prior to the carrying-out of the measurement step and after the initial identification step, and during which the conductances of the controllable restrictions are set to make them correspond to the lowest conductance determined in the initial identification step. Further, a measurement station is provided for measuring airborne molecular contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Inventors: Julien Bounouar, Olivier Le Barillec, Nicolas Chapel
  • Patent number: 11946327
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an automatic measuring system and a method thereof for drilling fluid parameters measurement. The system includes i. mud container, configured for test drilling fluid preparation and samples collection; ii. heat jacket, configured to keep the drilling fluid in the tank warm iii. heat exchanger, configured to simulate the practical conditions; iv. plunger pump, configured to pump the test drilling fluid to the flowing test device; v. flow test device, configured to simulate the flowing states of drilling fluid in the borehole annulus and drilling string, and also measure the pressure and flow rate of drilling fluid vi. control module, configured to obtain rheological parameters and the best rheological mode of the drilling fluid in the borehole annulus and drilling string based on the pressure and flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Inventors: FeiFei Zhang, Tao Peng, YueZhi Wang, YiDi Wang, He Liu, Zhong Cheng, YiBing Yu, Kai Wei
  • Patent number: 11940431
    Abstract: A detection method for determining chloride ions content in sea sand includes the steps of drying sea sand to a constant weight, adding the dried sea sand to boiling deionized water, fully stirring, and standing and filtering the deionized water to obtain washed sea sand and a washed filtrate. The washed sea sand is then ground into a powder and added into deionized water and fully stirred, the deionized water then filtered to obtain a powder filtrate. Half of the washed filtrate and half of the powder filtrate is then mixed and stirred to prepare a mixed filtrate. The chloride ions content in each of the washed filtrate, the powder filtrate, and the mixed filtrate is then measured by using a silver nitrate titration method. The detection results are then analyzed and corrected to obtain the chloride ions content in the sea sand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Inventors: Zhengxian Yang, Rongcan Hong, Lin Lu, Shuikun Cai, Deng Changtai, Xiaohui Lin, Xiuqing Lin
  • Patent number: 11940363
    Abstract: Flow characteristics are measured by providing a flow path from a flow supply source through a flow restriction passage. A plurality of movable fins are extendable into the flow restriction passage, resulting in a change in the flow characteristic of the flow restriction passage. The movable fins are controlled and a flow measurement device is used for measuring flow or flow resistance through the flow restriction passage with the movable fins extended and retracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Inventors: Naser Alsayegh, Nawaf F. Aljuwayhel
  • Patent number: 11933752
    Abstract: A gas sensor includes: a gas-sensitive body layer disposed above a substrate and including a metal oxide layer; a first electrode on the gas-sensitive body layer; and a second electrode on the gas-sensitive body layer, being apart from the first electrode by a gap. The gas-sensitive body layer has a resistance change characteristic that reversibly transitions to a high-resistance state and a low-resistance state on basis of a voltage applied across the first electrode and the second electrode. At least a part of the gas-sensitive body layer is exposed to the gap. The gas-sensitive body layer has a resistance that decreases when gas containing a hydrogen atom is in contact with the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Inventors: Satoru Fujii, Zhiqiang Wei, Kazunari Homma, Shinichi Yoneda, Yasuhisa Naito, Hisashi Shima, Hiroyuki Akinaga
  • Patent number: 11927598
    Abstract: An analyzer system for in vitro diagnostics includes a sample handler module having a robot arm that delivers samples from drawers into carriers on a linear synchronous motor automation track. Samples are delivered via the automation track to individual track sections associated with individual analyzer modules. Analyzer modules aspirate sample portions directly from the sample carriers and perform analysis thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: David Stein, Roy Barr, Mark Edwards, Colin Mellars, Thomas J. Bao, Charles V. Cammarata, Benjamin S. Pollack, Baris Yagci, Beri Cohen
  • Patent number: 11921025
    Abstract: A slurry analysis system (14) for estimating a first characteristic of a slurry (12) having a plurality of particles (18) suspended in a dispersion medium (20) can include a slurry filter (40) that filters the slurry (12); and a control system (26) that estimates the first characteristic of the slurry (12) using a flow rate of a filtrate (50) through the slurry filter (40) and a slurry filtration pressure of the slurry (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Nagata, Ting-Chien Teng, Yohei Konishi, Kiyoshi Nozaki
  • Patent number: 11913926
    Abstract: Various example embodiments described herein relate to a sensor assembly. The sensor assembly includes a substrate and a disk for providing parallel gas flow to a plurality of sensing dies. The substrate defines a plurality of openings and an inlet conduit. The plurality of openings is adapted to receive at least one sensing die of the plurality of sensing dies. The inlet conduit is defined between a first end of the substrate and a second end of the substrate. The first end of the substrate is adapted to receive an inflow of a gas. The disk is adapted to be positioned below the substrate so that a top portion of the disk is exposed to the second end of the inlet conduit and the disk defines a passage for the gas to uniformly flow from the second end to a sensor head of the at least one sensing die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventors: Changyoung Jung, Jinkwang Cho, Sang Hoon Hur, Jae Hwan Lee
  • Patent number: 11913929
    Abstract: Systems and methods using engineered nanofiltration layers to facilitate acceleration of palladium nanowire hydrogen sensors. The sensors include a metal-organic framework (MOF) assembled on palladium (Pd) nanowires (NWs) for highly selective and ultra-fast H2 molecule detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventors: Reginald M. Penner, Won-Tae Koo, Il-Doo Kim
  • Patent number: 11899001
    Abstract: A method includes exposing gas sensitive material of a gas sensor device to different adjusted target gas concentrations, determining measurement values of the resistance of the gas sensitive material between first and second contact regions in response to the adjusted target gas concentration, determining a first gas sensor behavior model based on the measurement values of the resistance of the gas sensitive material as a function of the adjusted target gas concentration, translating the first gas sensor behavior model into a corresponding second gas sensor behavior model for the resistance of the gas sensitive material as a function of a control voltage, and sweeping the control voltage based on the second gas sensor behavior model over a control voltage range for providing control voltage dependent resistance data, wherein the control voltage dependent resistance data over the control voltage range form the calibration data for the gas sensor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Inventors: Prashanth Makaram, Ulrich Krumbein
  • Patent number: 11892440
    Abstract: A method for evaluating cold tolerance of Hevea brasiliensis includes: (1) taking different one-year-old germplasm plants of the Hevea brasiliensis with second whorls of leaves entering a stable period as materials, firstly culturing the materials at a normal temperature, then treating the materials at a low temperature, and finally respectively measuring relative electrical conductivities of the materials cultured at the normal temperature and physiological indexes of the cold tolerance of the materials treated at the low temperature, where a variety 93114 is used as a cold tolerance control and a Reyan 73397 is used as a sensitive control; and (2) according to changes of the physiological indexes of the cold tolerance in the germplasm plants of the Hevea brasiliensis, comprehensively evaluating the cold tolerance of the materials by using a fuzzy membership function method. When comprehensive indexes of the cold tolerance are larger, the cold tolerance of the materials is better.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventors: Zewei An, Yanshi Hu, Xia Zeng, Zhi Deng, Wenguan Wu, Han Cheng, Jialin Fang
  • Patent number: 11879821
    Abstract: A device for determining the rheological properties of blood may include a channel having at least one channel sub-section that has a substantially constant cross-section; apparatus for determining a pressure differential along at least a portion of the sub-section of the channel; a first reservoir that is adapted to be located at a first end of the channel and to be placed in fluid communication with the channel, the first reservoir being of variable internal volume; a second reservoir that is adapted to be placed in fluid communication with first reservoir via the channel, the second reservoir being of variable internal volume; means for allowing blood to be introduced into the device; an outlet for allowing gas to be expelled from the device; and means for varying the volume of the first reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Inventor: William Richard Johns
  • Patent number: 11874137
    Abstract: A measurement apparatus includes a base having a top portion forming a fulcrum, and a rod-shaped body having a supported portion supported by the top portion, a pH sensor provided on one side thereof, and a reservoir provided on the other side thereof opposite to the one side with the supported portion therebetween, the reservoir being configured to store a fluid. When the reservoir is filled with the fluid, the rod-shaped body is balanced horizontally. When the reservoir is not filled with the fluid, the rod-shaped body is tilted to the side where the pH sensor is provided, so that the pH sensor is immersed in the solution in a water tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: SYNCA GROUP, LTD.
    Inventor: Hideta Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 11867679
    Abstract: A technique for monitoring and collecting environmental data is provided that supports acquisition and analysis of quality measurements of pollutants by sensors based on different technologies in an integrated manner. The system includes a primary substrate having a plurality of sensor modules, each sensor module configured to couple to a sensor, and a manifold having a plurality of flow hoods, each flow hood disposed on a top surface of a sensor and connected to another flow hood or component in the manifold. In some cases, the sensor modules are gas sensor modules, and the sensor is a gas sensor. The manifold thus provides a closed system through which a fluid sample can flow across a series of gas sensors in an actively controlled manner that enables independent flow control over each individual gas sensor while limiting exposure of the fluid sample to potential sources of contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Aclima Inc.
    Inventors: Salvatore Mazzola, Bassam Samih Dgheim, Davida Herzl, Meghan Elizabeth Thurlow
  • Patent number: 11852577
    Abstract: The present technology relates to systems and associated methods for measuring properties of particles in a solution. In one or more embodiments, a particle measurement system is configured to generate a reference signal, communicate the reference signal across a plurality of resistors and overlapping pairs of electrodes that define detection regions for particulates traveling through a microchannel, and measure various properties of the particles based on detecting changes in the communicated reference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: ORANGE BIOMED LTD., CO.
    Inventors: Ung Hyeon Ko, Seung Jin Kang, Eun Young Park
  • Patent number: 11852623
    Abstract: A sensor relating to one aspect of the present invention includes a first electrode, a second electrode arranged relative to the first electrode with a gap being provided therebetween, a sensor body having the first and second electrodes arranged therein, and a catching portion arranged in the gap and having an outer peripheral surface made of an insulating material. Electric connection is established along the outer peripheral surface via conductive particles gathering to the catching portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Sakurai, Takahito Azuma, Atsushi Koike
  • Patent number: 11846575
    Abstract: A sampling arrangement includes a sample concentration element configured to trap at least one analyte of interest by freezing; and a sample release arrangement configured to provide a flow of gas, at room temperature on or around the sample concentration element in order to change the temperature thereof; wherein the sample release arrangement further includes a release gas preprocessing element; and a pump element configured to provide the gas flow on or around the sample concentration element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Inventors: Teemu Kärkelä, Jouni Hokkinen
  • Patent number: 11841300
    Abstract: A sniffer probe for a gas analyzer is provided herein, the sniffer probe designed to suction gas and can be connected to the gas analyzer and includes a sniffer tip with a suction opening, such that gas is suctioned through the suction opening along a central perpendicular to the suction opening, and the sniffer tip has at least one elongate gas-guiding element, which is arranged substantially parallel to the central perpendicular and distally protrudes beyond the suction opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: INFICON GmbH
    Inventor: Silvio Decker
  • Patent number: 11828679
    Abstract: A viscometer includes first and second capillaries and a valve. In a first state, the valve connects the second capillary to a first fluid injector via the first capillary. In a second state, the valve connects the second capillary to a second fluid injector. A controller receives data indicative of respective pressure drops within the first and second capillaries, and generates a pressure ratio signal therefrom. The controller analyzes the pressure ratio signal to determine an end of a transition between a first equilibrium when the valve is in the first state, and a second equilibrium when the valve is in the second state. The controller defines a measurement window based on the transition end, and therein determines a viscosity of the second fluid based on the pressure ratio signal. The first fluid is a solvent, and the second fluid is a solution of a same solvent and a solute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Inventor: John Thomas Erne