Patents Examined by Gedeon M Kidanu
  • Patent number: 11506572
    Abstract: A method for locating the position of each wheelset of a motor vehicle. Each wheelset including at least one wheel equipped with an electronic unit including at least one sensor to measure, for the wheel, the extent of the contact patch via which the tire is in contact with the ground, and a transmitter transmitting data regarding the extent of the tire contact patch to a control unit. The motor vehicle includes a load sensor for each of the wheelsets that measures and delivers to the control unit a value for the load supported by the associated wheelset. The method employing, on the one hand, data originating from a sensor able to determine the extent of the contact patch via which a tire is in contact with the ground and, on the other hand, a load sensor able to measure the load supported by a wheelset of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe Boisset, Nicolas Guinart, Jean-Charles Huard
  • Patent number: 11486799
    Abstract: Provided are installation devices and uses thereof for receiving and installing an adaptor body for sampling soil gas under a slab. The installation device includes a cylindrical body and an internal cavity. The cylindrical body has a length greater than a thickness of the slab, a first end configured to be placed adjacent a top of the slab, and a second end configured to be placed below a bottom of the slab. The internal cavity extends longitudinally through the cylindrical body from the first end to the second end, where the internal cavity has a first portion and a second portion. The first portion has a first diameter located at the first end of the cylindrical body and the second portion has a second diameter that is less than the first diameter. The internal cavity of the cylindrical body is configured to receive the adaptor body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: VAPOR PIN ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventor: Craig A. Cox
  • Patent number: 11486863
    Abstract: An organic solvent containing liquid that does not include a component to be detected by a detector is used as a first solvent, and an organic solvent containing liquid that includes the component to be detected and is adjusted to have a concentration of an organic solvent that prevents a separation column from actually holding the component to be detected is used a second solvent. Further, a mobile phase is sent while a setting value of a concentration of the second solvent in the mobile phase is changed over time with the separation column provided on an analysis flow path, and an actual concentration of the second solvent in the mobile phase is found based on a detection signal of the detector when the mobile phase is sent at each setting value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Satoru Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11472235
    Abstract: The disclosed technology includes a system comprising a tire-mounted inertial measurement unit (IMU). The IMU can be configured to measure linear acceleration data and angular velocity data associated with a tire, and the system can be configured to determine various indicators of tire health based on the linear acceleration data and angular velocity data. The system can be configured to determine a distance between the IMU and an outer rolling surface of the tire. The system can be configured to monitor changes in this distance over time, which can be indicative of tread wear over time. Accordingly, the system can be configured to monitor change in the tread depth over time such that the system is configured to monitor tread depth of the tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: American Tire Distributors, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Carpenter, Mark E. Duttweiler, W. Daniel Hillis, James Wallace Sarrett, Bruce J. Walker, David C. Douglas
  • Patent number: 11474024
    Abstract: An apparatus for determining the identity and/or quantity of a liquid fuel contained in a fuel transporting tank of a fuel transporting vehicle can comprise: a longitudinally extensive member having a first end and a second end, an internal volume from which liquid fuel in the tank is excluded, and a mounting arrangement configured for mounting in use of the longitudinally extensive member within and in fixed relation to the tank, said second end configured in use to be immersed in the liquid fuel in the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventor: Trevor John Poulter
  • Patent number: 11474089
    Abstract: A sensor element includes element main body including side surfaces, a detection unit, connector electrodes disposed on the rear end-side part of the side surfaces, a porous layer that covers at least front end-side part of the side surface, the porous layer having a porosity of 10% or more, and a water-penetration reduction portion. The water-penetration reduction portion is disposed on the side surface so as to divide the porous layer or to be located closer to the rear end than the porous layer. The length L of the water-penetration reduction portion is 0.5 mm or more. The water-penetration reduction portion includes, among a dense layer covering the side surface and having a porosity of less than 10% and a gap region in which the porous layer is absent, at least the dense layer. The water-penetration reduction portion reduces the capillarity of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Nakayama, Shota Kageyama, Yusuke Fujii, Kei Kosaka
  • Patent number: 11458777
    Abstract: The invention concerns a tread wear monitoring method comprising a preliminary step (6) and a tread wear monitoring step (7). The preliminary step (6) includes: performing tread wear tests on one or more tires; measuring tread-wear-related quantities and first frictional-energy-related quantities, wherein the tread wear-related quantities are indicative of tread wear resulting from the performed tread wear tests, and the first frictional-energy-related quantities are related to frictional energy which the tested tire(s) is/are subject to during the performed tread wear tests; and determining a calibrated tread wear model based on the measured tread-wear-related and first frictional-energy-related quantities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Bridgestone Europe N.V./S.A.
    Inventors: Vincenzo Ciaravola, Marco Andrea Maggi, Alfredo Corollaro, Lorenzo Alleva, Alessandro Boldrini, Valerio Bortolotto, Rufini Flavia
  • Patent number: 11458776
    Abstract: The invention concerns a tread wear monitoring method comprising a tread wear model calibration step (1) and a tread wear monitoring step (2), wherein the tread wear model calibration step (1) includes determining (13) a calibrated tread wear model based on tread-wear-related quantities and first frictional-energy-related quantities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Bridgestone Europe N.V./S.A.
    Inventors: Vincenzo Ciaravola, Alessandro Boldrini, Lorenzo Alleva, Alfredo Corollaro, Marco Andrea Maggi, Marco Pascucci
  • Patent number: 11442034
    Abstract: A dual heater gas sensor module according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises: a housing having a front side and a back side which are partially open and forming the exterior of the dual heater gas sensor module; a first gas sensor for heating the air flowing in through the front side of the housing; and a second gas sensor for measuring a specific gas contained in the air discharging through the backside of the housing, wherein the first gas sensor is located in a first region, the second gas sensor is located in a second region that is higher than the first region, and the first region and the second region may be connected by an inclined plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Moosub Kim, Insung Hwang
  • Patent number: 11435327
    Abstract: A supercritical fluid chromatograph includes an analysis flow path, a mobile phase liquid sender, a masking liquid sender, a sample injector, an analysis column and a back pressure adjustor. The mobile phase liquid sender sends a mobile phase in the analysis flow path. The masking liquid sender sends a masking liquid in the analysis flow path. The masking liquid is the liquid that causes an inner surface of a metal pipe constituting the analysis flow path to have a function of suppressing adsorption of a metal-adsorbing substance. The sample injector injects a sample into the analysis flow path. The analysis column is provided on the analysis flow path and separates the sample that is injected into the analysis flow path by the sample injector. The back pressure adjustor is provided at a downstream end of the analysis flow path and adjusts the pressure in the analysis flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Keiko Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11435249
    Abstract: A pressure sensor includes a housing, a pressure chamber defined within the housing, and a pressure transducer. The pressure sensor also includes a header that seals the pressure chamber and supports the pressure transducer in the pressure chamber. A plurality of pins extend through respective openings in the header. The sensor pins have first ends electrically connected to the pressure transducer in the pressure chamber and second ends electrically connected to sensor electronics outside the pressure chamber. The pins are electrically insulated from the header. The header is configured so that the electrical insulation of at least one pin from the header is less than the electrical insulation of the remaining pins from the header.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: DWYER INSTRUMENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Neal Syverson, Jason Berry
  • Patent number: 11422079
    Abstract: A fluid is received into a sample tube. A processor causes an energy to be applied to the sample tube to induce vibration in the sample tube at a resonant frequency of the sample tube containing the fluid. The processor stops the supply of energy to the sample tube. The processor monitors an amplitude of the vibration of the sample tube as the amplitude of the vibrations diminish over a period of time. The processor uses the monitored amplitude to calculate an RF of the sample tube containing the fluid. The processor uses the calculated RF to calculate the viscosity of the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: James Masino, Li Gao
  • Patent number: 11415563
    Abstract: In an LC/MS/MS analysis: injecting a sample into a passage leading to a column group provided in a liquid chromatograph, the column group including a plurality of columns serially connected to each other and packed with different kinds of packing materials; supplying an eluant to one or a plurality of columns including a column located most downstream, to separate a portion of the target components in the sample in the one or plurality of columns, and sequentially elute those components from the most downstream column to perform mass spectrometry; and supplying a different eluant to one or a plurality of columns including the most downstream column, to separate at least a portion of the target components which stayed uneluted in the one or plurality of columns in the first analysis step, and sequentially elute those components from the most downstream column to perform mass spectrometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignees: SHIMADZU CORPORATION, NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
    Inventors: Toshikazu Minohata, Jun Watanabe, Shoji Nakayama
  • Patent number: 11415569
    Abstract: A method for detecting a residual crosslinking aid in a crosslinked resin molded body includes a subject heating step in which a crosslinked resin molded body is heated at a temperature of 500° C. or higher and 700° C. or lower for a time of 3 seconds or more and 30 seconds or less, a subject analysis step in which gas chromatographic analysis is performed on a gas generated in the subject heating step, and a detection step in which an unreacted crosslinking aid is detected on the basis of a peak originating from a residual crosslinking aid in a chromatogram obtained in the subject analysis step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamasaki, Kentaro Okamoto
  • Patent number: 11408869
    Abstract: The present invention relates to method and an apparatus for quantitatively analyzing a gaseous process stream, in particular a stream from a process for producing ethylene carbonate and/or ethylene glycol, in particular where such stream comprises gaseous organic iodides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: SHELL USA, INC.
    Inventors: Jesse Raymond Black, Julie Michelle Freelin, Richard Kenneth Oldfield, Gregory John Ward
  • Patent number: 11392046
    Abstract: A quality inspection method for a chemical liquid used for manufacturing a semiconductor substrate includes: a step W of preparing a first container and washing at least a portion of a liquid contact portion by using a portion of the chemical liquid, a step A of performing concentration of a portion of the chemical liquid by using the washed first container so as to obtain c liquid, a step B of performing measurement of a content of a specific component in c liquid, and a step C of comparing the content of the specific component with a preset standard value. At least the step W and the step A are performed in a clean room having cleanliness equal to or higher than class 4 specified in ISO14644-1:2015, the concentration is performed in inert gas or under reduced pressure, and the measurement is performed by a predetermined measurement method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsuya Kamimura
  • Patent number: 11385198
    Abstract: A sensor element includes: three electrode pads provided on the first main surface, and electrically connected to a connection terminal, the three electrode pads including; a pad group including two electrode pads which are arranged in a widthwise direction of the sensor element, and a single pad which is not overlapped with the pad group when viewed in a widthwise direction, the single pad including a main body portion which has a width greater than a clearance between the two electrode pads of the pad group, which is electrically connected to the connection terminal, and a connection portion which is connected to a conductor formed within a through hole extending within the sensor element in a thickness direction, and which is adjacent to a side surface of the main body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Furuta, Akinori Kojima
  • Patent number: 11360069
    Abstract: An inspection apparatus includes a container, a connection interface, and a controller. The container stores a specimen. The connection interface is provided inside the container and allows detachable connection of detection units that detect different substances. The controller judges a quality of the specimen stored in the container on the basis of a substance emitted by the specimen and detected by a detection unit connected to the connection interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Hirohide Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 11353437
    Abstract: Provided is a novel analysis method that enables identification of a sample even when any sample is introduced during measurement carried out by using a chemical sensor. An input in which the amount of an unknown sample changes over time is provided to the chemical sensor, a response which is from the chemical sensor and which changes over time is measured, a sensor function (transmission function) of the chemical sensor with respect to the unknown sample is calculated on the basis of the input and the response, and the unknown sample is identified on the basis of the sensor function of the chemical sensor with respect to the unknown sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: National Institute for Materials Science
    Inventors: Gaku Imamura, Genki Yoshikawa, Takashi Washio
  • Patent number: 11346823
    Abstract: An analyzer capable of suppressing the generation of noise in a current detection circuit is provided. On a board 61, a current detection circuit 60 for processing an output signal from a detector is mounted. The cover member 63 has a space 630 in which the current detection circuit 60 is accommodated. A gas is supplied from a gas source into the space 630. The cover member 63 is provided with an inlet port 633 for introducing the gas from the gas source into the space 630 and an outlet port 634 for discharging the gas in the space 630.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Kazunori Takahashi