Patents Examined by Hugh Maupin
  • Patent number: 10816471
    Abstract: A fluorescence reader includes a base frame having an open part formed at the front thereof so that a diagnostic cartridge is inserted therein and having an inner space therein, an optical module disposed in the inner space of the base frame, and disposed to be positioned above the diagnostic cartridge inserted through the open part to irradiate a light to the diagnostic cartridge; a driving module for moving the optical module; and a sensor module for sensing the insertion of the diagnostic cartridge and the position of the optical module. The fluorescence signal reader automatically calculates a measurement time when a user loads a solution, thus improving detection accuracy and shortening a detection time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: BODITECH MED INC.
    Inventors: Min Seok Cha, Sang Hyun Park, Jae Min Lee, Byeong Chul Kim, Joo Hyun Cho, Kie Bong Nahm
  • Patent number: 10813606
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multi-axially variable detection module of a PET apparatus, the detection module including: a gantry having a through-hole extending from a side to an opposite side of the gantry; a detection module in which a plurality of detectors for detecting gamma rays emitted from a subject are arranged annularly along an inner circumference of the gantry; and a driving means for moving the plurality of detectors constituting the detection module in a radial direction of the detection module, wherein each of the plurality of detectors is rotatable in a longitudinal direction of the detection module to vary a length thereof in the longitudinal direction, and each of the plurality of detectors include multiple detector elements which are engaged with each other in a hinged manner in a transverse direction (circumferential direction) of the detection module to form a flat or an arc shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignees: Gachon University of Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation, GIL Medical Center
    Inventors: Seong-Ho Seo, Sang-Yoon Lee, Jun-Young Chung, Ji-Hye Lee
  • Patent number: 10811449
    Abstract: Provided is a technique to prevent decreases in the detection accuracy caused by leakage current of photoelectric conversion elements that is caused by permeation of moisture. An active matrix substrate 1 includes a plurality of pixels, each of which includes: a photoelectric conversion element 12 that includes a pair of electrodes 14a, 14b and a semiconductor layer 15 interposed between the electrodes 14a, 14b; an inorganic film 105a that covers a part of a surface of one electrode 14b of the pair of electrodes, and a side surface of the photoelectric conversion element 12; a protection film 105b that has corrosion resistance against moisture, and covers a part of the inorganic film 105a that overlaps with the side surface of the photoelectric conversion element 12; and an organic film 106 that covers the inorganic film 105a and the protection film 105b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsunori Misaki, Kunio Matsubara
  • Patent number: 10809179
    Abstract: Determining total particle emission of a flow cytometer particle by passing laser excitation energy into a generally perpendicular flow cytometer channel element through which a particle passes, the particle adapted to be irradiated and to emit a fluorescent emission responsive to the laser excitation energy, where the fluorescent emission results from a geometrical convolution of a geometrical form of the laser excitation energy and a geometric characteristic of a fluorescent emission of the particle, detecting any of the fluorescent emission, outputting an analog electrical emission, providing multiple time samples of the analog electrical emission, and processing the multiple time samples to calculate a total fluorescent emission of said particle, by determining the extent of said geometric convolution and fitting said time samples to a function of a same extent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: ACCELLIX LTD.
    Inventor: Harvey Lee Kasdan
  • Patent number: 10809130
    Abstract: An infrared detection circuit includes an infrared sensor element, detects infrared rays and outputs a detection signal to an external detection circuit. The infrared detection circuit includes an impedance element connected between a ground of the infrared sensor element and a ground of the external detection circuit and including at least one of resistivity and inductivity. The impedance element blocks noise from outside. The ground of the infrared sensor element is connected to the impedance element via a ground of an internal substrate of the infrared detection circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Nagamori, Tomonori Otake
  • Patent number: 10809189
    Abstract: An optical measurement device includes a light source configured to output a terahertz wave and coaxial light having a wavelength different from the wavelength of the terahertz wave, coaxially with the terahertz wave; an intensity modulation unit configured to perform intensity modulation of at least the terahertz wave of the terahertz wave and the coaxial light in a predetermined modulation frequency; and a light detection unit configured to synchronously detects each of the terahertz wave and the coaxial light which have acted on a measurement subject via the intensity modulation unit based on the modulation frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Kazuki Horita, Yoichi Kawada, Atsushi Nakanishi, Kazuue Fujita, Hironori Takahashi, Hiroshi Satozono
  • Patent number: 10809190
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for improving the screening of histological samples, especially samples that may include cancerous or precancerous cells, or cells having other disease states. The method involves analysing a sample obtained from a subject and comprises the steps of providing the spectra produced by scanning the sample using FTIR spectroscopy and identifying or sorting the cells in the sample according to the spectrum each produces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: BEAMLINE DIAGNOSTICS LTD
    Inventors: Liberty Foreman, Katherine Oliver
  • Patent number: 10802163
    Abstract: A substrate for a digital X-ray detector configured to sense an X-ray signal, a detector including the same, and a manufacturing method thereof. According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, the substrate for an X-ray detector includes an interlayer dielectric layer arranged on a thin film transistor, a first passivation layer and a second passivation layer arranged on the interlayer dielectric layer, and a hydrogen blocking layer arranged on at least one of the first passivation layer and the second passivation layer in a transistor region corresponding to the thin film transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngjin Yi, Youngyoung Chang, Jinpil Kim, Hanseok Lee, Hyeji Jeon, Younghun Han
  • Patent number: 10802165
    Abstract: An imaging system is provided that includes a pixelated detector and a processing unit. The pixelated detector has individually read pixels. The processing unit is configured to count events detected by the detector unit using an energy window for each pixel. The energy window is individually tailored for each pixel, and is defined by an upper energy boundary corresponding to a higher energy level and a lower energy boundary corresponding to a lower energy level. At least one of the upper energy boundary or the lower energy boundary of the energy window is adjusted based on acquired events. The processing unit adjusts the at least one of the upper energy boundary or the lower energy boundary of the energy window for a given pixel before counting the events for the given pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Yaron Hefetz, Raed Khamaisi
  • Patent number: 10801973
    Abstract: An X-ray inspection system is presented. The X-ray inspection system comprises an X-ray source, an X-ray scintillator, a light detector, a first objective lens, and a second objective lens. The first objective lens is positioned between the X-ray scintillator and the light detector. The second objective lens is positioned between the first objective lens and the light detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Morteza Safai
  • Patent number: 10795034
    Abstract: A digital X-ray detector panel and an X-ray system including the same are disclosed, which include a Gate-In-Panel (GIP) structure in which a gate driver element is embedded in the panel, reduce production costs, and are easily applied to a narrow bezel and a flexible panel. A light shielding layer including tungsten or copper having X-ray shielding characteristics is disposed in a gate driver element mounting region, minimizing X-ray damage to the gate driver element embedded in the panel. In order to prevent not only damage caused by X-rays vertically incident upon the panel, but also damage caused by X-rays incident upon the panel at an incidence angle of less than 90°, the light shielding layer extends to overlap at least a portion of the gate driver element mounting region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jungyul Yang
  • Patent number: 10798278
    Abstract: Disclosed are an ultraviolet mirror device and a method therefor. The ultraviolet mirror device of the present invention relates to a device that can generate an image obtained by capturing an image of skin in the ultraviolet region. The device can be connected to a portable terminal having a display unit, so as to be used as an ultraviolet mirror. To this end, the ultraviolet mirror device includes an ultraviolet filtering unit provided in a front portion or a rear portion of the lens unit to allow ultraviolet light to pass therethrough and thus enter the image sensor; and an image processing unit providing the portable terminal with multiple digital images generated at a predetermined frame rate per second by the image sensor and thus allowing a moving image to be regenerated in the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: UNION COMMUNITY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young Hyun Baek, Yo Shik Shin
  • Patent number: 10794926
    Abstract: Radiation detection arrangement and method for detection of external radiation using TADF material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SENSONICA LIMITED
    Inventors: Oxana Margaritova, Andrey Khodkin
  • Patent number: 10794842
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a method for security inspection of baggage and/or personal items. This disclosure also relates to a kit of parts with a detachable single-use inlay and an X-ray tray of a security check at an airport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Saray González Marín, Eckhard Edelbert Melz
  • Patent number: 10786214
    Abstract: A dental x-ray sensor holder 1 and sheath 4 for affixing a sensor to a backing plate 2 of the holder 1. The dental x-ray sensor holder 1 and sheath 4 generally includes a sensor holder 1 with a backing plate 2, having one or more spring arms 3, and affixed to or formed contiguously with a proximal end of a bite block 9 of the holder 1. It also includes a sensor sheath adapted to secure a sensor to the backing plate for X-ray acquisition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: DENTSPLY SIRONA INC.
    Inventor: Tod Brenner
  • Patent number: 10782426
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a radiation detector includes detection parts detecting radiation directly or in cooperation with a scintillator, a controller reading out a signal charge from each detection part, a memory part storing an upper limit and a lower limit of a normal pixel value in a dark image preliminarily obtained and data about a temperature dependence of the upper and lower limits, and a temperature sensor measuring a temperature of the radiation detector. The controller reads out the signal charge from each detection part in a state of no intended radiation irradiation and images the dark image, acquires a temperature when the dark image measured by the temperature sensor is imaged, extracts the upper and lower limits corresponding to the acquired temperature from the memory part, and inspects a pixel value in the imaged dark image by using the extracted upper limit and the lower limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: CANON ELECTRON TUBES & DEVICES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toyohisa Kongouji
  • Patent number: 10782420
    Abstract: An embodiment of a dosimeter apparatus is described that comprises a first radiation sensor configured to measure high energy photons from a radiation field; a second radiation sensor configured to measure accumulated photons from the radiation field over a time interval; an interface; and a processor comprising executable code stored thereon, wherein the executable code: computes a high dose value for the high energy photons measured by the first radiation sensor; computes an event dose value of the photons accumulated over the time interval; determines a total dose value for the time interval that comprises the greater of the high dose value or the event dose value; and communicates the total dose value for the time interval to a user via the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: THERMO EBERLINE LLC
    Inventor: Greg Holger Nelson
  • Patent number: 10782181
    Abstract: A radiograph stand allowing weight placed on an injured leg/foot be measured and recorded while taking a weight-bearing radiograph. A method for taking weight bearing radiograph of a patient's foot, ankle, leg, knee, thigh, hip, pelvis, and spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Grant Cochran
  • Patent number: 10766654
    Abstract: An inspection device (1) includes a light source (10) projecting excitation light to an inner surface of a container (20); an imager (11) capturing a fluorescence image of fluorescence emitted from a foreign substance in response to the excitation light projected; and a detector (13) detecting the foreign substance adhering to the inner surface of the container from the fluorescence image captured by the imager. The foreign substance contains a material emitting fluorescence in response to the excitation light projected to the material. The detector includes a calculator (14) calculating an average brightness value in an inspection target region, and an adjuster (15) adjusting an image-capturing condition where the fluorescence image is captured such that the average brightness value falls within a preset range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: KYODO YUSHI CO., LTD., TORAY ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoichi Suzuki, Toshikazu Kawado, Chisa Inaka, Tatsuya Okada
  • Patent number: 10768318
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for positron emission imaging to correct a recorded energy of a detected gamma ray, when the gamma ray is scattered during detection. When scattering occurs, the energy of a single gamma ray can be distributed across multiple detector elements—a multi-channel detection. Nonlinearities in the detection process and charge/light sharing among adjacent channels can result in the summed energies from the multiple crystals of a multi-channel detection deviating from the energy that would be measured in single-channel detection absent scattering. This deviation is corrected by applying one or more correction factors (e.g., multiplicative or additive) that shifts the summed energies of multi-channel detections to agree with a known predefined energy (e.g., 511 keV). The correction factors can be stored in a look-up-table that is segmented to accommodate variations in the multi-channel energy shift based on the level of energy sharing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Yi Qiang, Huini Du, Kent C. Burr