Patents Examined by Gisselle M Gutierrez
  • Patent number: 10806423
    Abstract: An X-ray imaging apparatus receives mode selection using a mode selection receiving unit including a mode setting unit and an operation display. When a CT mode is selected by the mode selection receiving unit, an X-ray beam shape adjuster shapes an X-ray beam into an X-ray cone beam in which a center beam that is a center of the X-ray beam is orthogonally incident on a body axis of a head. When a panoramic mode is selected, the X-ray beam shape adjuster shapes the X-ray beam into an X-ray narrow beam in which the center beam is incident on the body axis from obliquely below to obliquely above, the X-ray narrow beam having a length in a direction of the body axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: J. MORITA MANUFACTURING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshito Sugihara, Tomoyuki Sadakane, Hideki Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 10806809
    Abstract: A light-emitting device includes a light-emitting element with a peak emission wavelength in a range of 400 nm to 410 nm and a fluorescent member that contains a first phosphor with a peak emission wavelength in a range of 440 nm to 470 nm containing a Eu-activated alkaline-earth phosphate that contains Cl in a composition, a second phosphor with a peak emission wavelength in a range of 500 nm to 530 nm containing a Eu-activated halogen-containing alkaline-earth silicate, a third phosphor with a peak emission wavelength in a range of 530 nm to 600 nm containing a Ce-activated rare-earth aluminate, and a fourth phosphor with a peak emission wavelength in a range of 600 nm to 660 nm containing a Eu-activated silicon nitride containing Al and at least one of Sr and Ca in a composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroaki Ukawa, Ryuichi Nakagami
  • Patent number: 10806016
    Abstract: A system for generating broadband radiation is disclosed. The system includes a target material source configured to deliver one or more of a liquid or solid state target material to a plasma-forming region of a chamber. The system further includes a pump source configured to generate pump radiation to excite the target material in the plasma forming region of the chamber to generate broadband radiation. The system is further configured to transmit at least a portion of the broadband radiation generated in the plasma-forming region of the chamber out of the chamber through a windowless aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: KLA Corporation
    Inventors: Oleg Khodykin, Ilya Bezel
  • Patent number: 10795036
    Abstract: A coded mask apparatus is provided for gamma rays. The apparatus uses nested masks, at least one of which rotates relative to the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
    Inventors: David Boardman, Adam Sarbutt, Alison Flynn, Dale Prokopovich
  • Patent number: 10794815
    Abstract: A particle detector that includes a housing defining a chamber, and an air stream injector, producing an airstream with entrained particles, in the chamber. A light source produces a light beam that intersects with and is wider than the air stream. A light detection assembly detects light generated by scattering of the light beam, by particles in the air stream. A digitizer produces a sequence of scattering digital values, each representing light detected per a first unit of time duration. Additionally, a summing assembly produces a sequence of summed scattering digital values, each equaling a sum of a sequential set of n of the digital values, and wherein successive summed digital values are offset by a the first unit of time duration and overlap by n?1 of the first units of time duration with a nearest neighbor. Finally, a detection assembly processes the summed scattering digital values to detect particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: CBRN INTERNATIONAL, LTD.
    Inventors: Elric Saaski, Dor Yacobi
  • Patent number: 10788595
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for imaging an object. It is described to receive (110) by at least a portion of first pixels of a first area (A, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8) of an X-ray detector (20) first radiation emitted by at least one X-ray source (30). The X-ray detector is configured such that X-ray radiation received by a pixel leads to the generation of signal in that pixel. A plurality of first signals representative of corresponding signals on the plurality of first pixels are stored (120) in at least one first plurality of storage nodes associated with the first area. Second radiation emitted by the at least one X-ray source (30) is received (150) by at least a portion of second pixels of a second area (B, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, B8; C) of the X-ray detector. A plurality of second signals representative of corresponding signals on the plurality of second pixels are stored (190) in at least one second plurality of storage nodes associated with the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Peter Lex Alving, Heidrun Steinhauser, Herman Stegehuis
  • Patent number: 10775330
    Abstract: A system includes a structure and a material applied to a portion of the structure. The material may be adapted to change color locally in response to localized heating of the portion of the structure to a first threshold temperature due to an electrical current within the structure. The system may further include a detector configured to receive light from the structure to enable detection of a pathway of the electrical current through the structure based on a position of the color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Gary Georgeson, Jeong-Beom Ihn
  • Patent number: 10764515
    Abstract: An image sensor apparatus and method are provided with multiple contiguous infrared (IR) filter elements. Included is an image sensor comprising a two-dimensional array of pixel elements that generate output signals as pixel data for representing an image of a scene. Further included is a filter array comprising a two-dimensional array of filter elements coupled to the two-dimensional array of pixel elements to receive light input from the scene. The filter array includes a plurality of blocks of filter elements each including a first subset of filter elements configured to transmit spectral energy in one or more colors of a visible spectrum of the light. Each pair of adjacent filter elements of the first subset are configured to transmit spectral energy in different colors of the visible spectrum of the light. Further, each block of filter elements also includes a second subset of filter elements configured to transmit spectral energy in an infrared (IR) spectrum of the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: E-Cheng Chang
  • Patent number: 10761419
    Abstract: Systems and methods for use in tri-spot point spread function imaging are provided that include a phase mask. The phase mask includes three partitions that each include a subset of the total area that is asymmetrical to other partitions. Each partition includes a phase delay ramp aligned along a phase delay axis, and includes a gradient of phase delays. Each phase delay axis is oriented in a different direction with respect to each other. Included is a source that outputs an excitation beam into a sample containing at least one light emitter that emits a radiation pattern when illuminated. Included is at least one sensor arranged to capture at least one image of the radiation pattern and a phase mask positioned between the at least one emitter and the at least one sensor. The phase mask is configured to produce a tri-spot point spread function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Washington University
    Inventors: Oumeng Zhang, Matthew D. Lew
  • Patent number: 10760959
    Abstract: A target is read in the presence of ambient light. A scan component scans a laser beam across the target. A detector assembly detects and converts return laser light from the target into an information signal bearing information related to the target, and concomitantly detects and converts the ambient light into an ambient light signal. The assembly includes a first photodetector for generating a first output signal comprised of the information and the ambient light signals, a detector lens for focusing and directing the return laser light substantially onto the first photodetector, and a second photodetector for generating a second output signal substantially comprised of the ambient light signal. Signal processing circuitry processes the output signals to determine a magnitude of the ambient light signal, and suppresses the ambient light signal when the determined magnitude of the ambient light signal at least equals a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Gary G. Schneider, James R. Giebel, Peter Fazekas, Vladimir Gurevich
  • Patent number: 10754138
    Abstract: Certain aspects pertain to multi-well systems, devices, and methods of Fourier ptychographic and fluorescence imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Jinho Kim, Changhuei Yang
  • Patent number: 10753887
    Abstract: An X-ray CT measuring apparatus configured to emit an X-ray from an X-ray source while rotating a subject arranged on a rotary table, and obtain a tomographic image of the subject by reconstructing projection images, includes an imaging unit for imaging the subject on the rotary table from above or sideways, an obtaining unit for obtaining an image of the subject while rotating the subject, a calculating unit for calculating a maximum outer diameter of the subject during rotation by using the obtained image of the subject, and a setting unit for setting a movement limit of the rotary table on the basis of the maximum outer diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: MITUTOYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kozo Ariga, Gyokubu Cho, Hidemitsu Asano, Masato Kon
  • Patent number: 10757795
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (10) for determining spatially dependent x-ray flux degradation and photon spectral change, a system (1) for determining spatially dependent x-ray flux degradation and photon spectral change for an x-ray tube (20), a method for spatially dependent x-ray flux degradation and photon spectral change for an x-ray tube (20), a computer program element for controlling such device (10) or system (1) for performing such method and a computer readable medium having stored such computer program element. The device (10) for determining spatially dependent x-ray flux degradation and photon spectral change comprises an acquisition unit (11), a processing unit (12), a calculation unit (13), and a combination unit (14). The acquisition unit (11) is configured to acquire x-ray flux degradation data for the x-ray tube (20). The processing unit (12) is configured to process the x-ray flux degradation data into spatially dependent flux degradation data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Lester Donald Miller, Carolina Ribbing, Dionys Van De Ven
  • Patent number: 10739256
    Abstract: A light ranging and detection system achieving reconfigurable very wide field of view, high sampling of spatial points per second with high optical power handling by using architecture to efficiently combine different wavelengths, time and frequency coding, and spatial selectivity. The transmitter is capable of generating multiple narrow beams, encoding different beams and transmitting in different spatial directions. The receiver can differentiate and extract range and reflectivity information of reflected beams. Three dimensional imaging of the environment is achieved by scanning the field of view of the transmitter. Control and signal processing electronic circuitries fabricated in a chip are packaged together with a chip containing the photonic components of the ranging system. The light ranging and detection system generates a THz beam in addition to an optical beam, and both beams combined allow reconfigurable spectroscopy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: ROCKLEY PHOTONICS LIMITED
    Inventors: Andrew George Rickman, Hooman Abediasl
  • Patent number: 10739475
    Abstract: A method of operating a radiation imaging system includes applying a bias voltage to a top electrode, receiving ionization radiation, wherein the ionization radiation penetrates an electrical insulation layer and generate a charge signal, storing the charge signal in a storage capacitor among a plurality of storage capacitors, changing a polarity of a gate line bias voltage of one row of transistors among a plurality of transistors, and integrating charges from storage capacitors connected to each other along orthogonal data lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: VIEWORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Denny Lap Yen Lee
  • Patent number: 10739264
    Abstract: A soil imaging probe has a housing with an interior cavity and an outer surface exposed for sliding contact with soil. A window is mounted in the outer surface for providing optical communication between the soil and the interior cavity. An optical module is positioned within the interior cavity. The optical module includes at least one light source and a camera mounted in a block. An indexing surface is defined in the interior cavity to maintain the optical module at a predetermined fixed distance from the window to keep the camera focused on the soil outside the window. An elastomeric fill material fills the interior cavity and substantially surrounds the optical module to reduce energy transference from the housing of the probe to the optical module. An image processing method is also provided to identify pixels in an image captured by the camera that show potential hydrocarbon contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Kejr Inc.
    Inventors: Ben Jaster, Thomas M. Christy, Blake G. Slater, Steven M. Colgrove
  • Patent number: 10732100
    Abstract: Systems and methods for predicting a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) in vitro, such as by spectral/image analysis, of a sunscreen formulation are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Michael Haddad, Benjamin Askenazi, Loic Tran, Alice Brosselard
  • Patent number: 10722206
    Abstract: An X-ray high voltage device according to an embodiment includes: an inverter circuit including a plurality of switching elements; acquiring circuitry configured to acquire information about an inverter current flowing through the inverter circuit; and controlling circuitry configured to determine, on the basis of the information about the inverter current, a first point in time at which the inverter current becomes substantially 0 and to exercise control by implementing zero current switching control on the switching elements at the first point in time and implementing zero voltage switching control on the switching elements at a second point in time excluding the first point in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kimio Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10724958
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a camera and an illuminator. The illuminator is positioned and configured to illuminate an article through an illuminator tunable filter disposed along an optical axis and capture an image of the article through a camera tunable filter arranged along the optical axis. Imaging arrangements and imaging methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Senors Unlimited, Inc.
    Inventor: Thuc-Uyen Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10712455
    Abstract: Detector module designs for radiographic imaging include first and second layers of scintillator rods or pixel arrays oriented in first and second directions. The first and second directions are transversely oriented to define a light sharing region between the first and second layers. Encoding features may be disposed in, on or between the first and second layers, and configured to modulate propagation of optical signals therealong or therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Minnesota Imaging and Engineering LLC
    Inventors: Robert Sigurd Nelson, William Bert Nelson