Patents Examined by Jamel E Williams
  • Patent number: 10444053
    Abstract: The measuring cup includes numerous embodiments configured for a user to precisely determine the cup contents without need to lift the cup to one's eye level or to lower the eye level to the level of the cup contents. The various embodiments include folding cups; cups having transparent passages in the wall; cups having adjustably positionable bottoms; cups having level indicator rods in the cup interior extending upward from the cup bottom; cups having one or more filaments extending across the cup interior; cups having rigid level indicators spanning the cup interior; cups having adjustably positionable level indicator tabs therein; cups having buoyant level indicator tabs adjustably positionable in the cup interior; and cups having removable clip-on scales extending down along the interior of the cup wall, the scales having a plurality of attachment points for the removable attachment of a level indicator tab at a desired attachment point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: King Saud University
    Inventors: Mohd Aftab Alam, Fahad Ibrahim Al-Jenoobi, Abdullah M. Al-Mohizea
  • Patent number: 10436585
    Abstract: Apparatus for taking a water depth measurement using a probe, featuring a signal processor configured to receive signaling containing information about a water depth measurement determined from a pressure sensed by a pressure sensor contained in a probe immersed in flowing water, and also containing information about a velocity-dependent offset that is determined and depends on the velocity of the flowing water; and determining corresponding signaling containing information about a corrected water depth measurement of the flowing water by correcting the water depth measurement by the velocity-dependent offset in order to compensate for Venturi effects on the pressure sensor in the moving water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: YSI, Inc.
    Inventors: Grozev Zhivko, Martin Milanov, Fan Xue, Daniel Wagenaar
  • Patent number: 10436623
    Abstract: The measuring cup includes numerous embodiments configured for a user to precisely determine the cup contents without need to lift the cup to one's eye level or to lower the eye level to the level of the cup contents. The various embodiments include folding cups; cups having transparent passages in the wall; cups having adjustably positionable bottoms; cups having level indicator rods in the cup interior extending upward from the cup bottom; cups having one or more filaments extending across the cup interior; cups having rigid level indicators spanning the cup interior; cups having adjustably positionable level indicator tabs therein; cups having buoyant level indicator tabs adjustably positionable in the cup interior; and cups having removable clip-on scales extending down along the interior of the cup wall, the scales having a plurality of attachment points for the removable attachment of a level indicator tab at a desired attachment point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: King Saud University
    Inventors: Mohd Aftab Alam, Fahad Ibrahim Al-Jenoobi, Abdullah M. Al-Mohizea
  • Patent number: 10429253
    Abstract: An armor plate damage detection and testing system is disclosed that uses an initial electrical signal to generate mechanical energy waves that travel across the armor plate and reflect off the plate surfaces, wherein the reflections of those waves are recorded and analyzed with reference to a previously stored wave reflection signature to determine if damage has occurred to the armor plate. The analyzed results are communicated to the user in real time using a display unit and can further be communicated to a remote entity through an incorporated wireless transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Revision Military Ltd.
    Inventor: Steve Carkner
  • Patent number: 10422637
    Abstract: A deformation sensing apparatus comprises a transmitter coupled to a propagation channel, and a receiver coupled to the same first end of the propagation channel. The propagation channel of the deformation is a transmission line, where a signal is transmitted by the transmitter and reflected signals are measured by the receiver responsive to the transmitted signals. A bend in the propagation channel results in a change in impedance of the transmission line at a location of the bend, resulting in a reflection of the signal from the location of the bend. The time delay of the reflected signals corresponds to the distance along the length of the channel where a bending of the propagation channel occurs. The amplitude of the reflected signal corresponds to a bend angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Sean Jason Keller, Tristan Thomas Trutna, David R. Perek, Bruce A. Cleary, III, Brian Michael Scally
  • Patent number: 10416030
    Abstract: There is provided a detection ring (600), the structure of which is shown in the perspective view of FIG. 13(a). The detection ring (600) is arranged so that the Z-axis is a central axis on the XY plane as shown in the side view (b), and a planar shape thereof is formed in a circular ring as shown in the bottom view (c). The detection ring (600) is structured so that four sets of detection portions (D1 to D4), each constituted with a blade spring which undergoes elastic deformation, are coupled with four sets of circular arc-shaped coupling portions (L1 to L4). A supporting substrate is arranged below the detection ring (600) and fixing points (P1, P2) arranged on the Y-axis are fixed to the supporting substrate. When force or moment to be detected is exerted on exertion points (Q1, Q2), the four sets of detection portions (D1 to D4) undergo elastic deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: WACOH-TECH INC.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Okada, Miho Okada
  • Patent number: 10408719
    Abstract: A system for testing bonded joints that comprises a swing tool, an actuator, pressure measuring device and a first fixing arrangement. The actuator of the system is configured to apply a compression force or a traction force on the swing tool in order to separate two elements, and the pressure measuring device is configured to measure the force applied on the swing tool. A method for testing bonded joints using the system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS S.L.
    Inventors: Ricardo Pinillos Martínez, Augusto Pérez Pastor, Gema Lorena Fernández Artalejo
  • Patent number: 10408693
    Abstract: Various sensor systems are described herein, including inserts having sensors thereon, which are configured to be received in an article of footwear. The inserts may be connected to a sole member of the footwear, or may function as a sole member. The sensors may be bonded to an outer surface of the insert, or positioned within the insert, in some configurations. The system may also include an electronic module that is overmolded into the sole structure and includes a connector for external access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Amos, Frederick J. Dojan, Daniel Johnson, James C. Meschter, Matthew A. Nurse, Andrew A. Owings, Jeffrey C. Pisciotta, Allan M. Schrock, Steven H. Walker
  • Patent number: 10408724
    Abstract: A torsional testing device for testing helical tensile strength, shear strength, and interface bond shear strength using an apparatus to apply torsional loads on a cylindrical specimen is provided. A plurality of slings is wrapped in opposed circular directions around the specimen. A connecting bar is coupled to a first end of each of the slings. A second end of each of the slings is coupled to a frame. A conventional compression load testing machine applies a compressive load to the connecting member causing the slings to apply rotational forces to the specimen in opposite senses creating torsional stresses. Rotational forces are transmitted to the cylindrical specimen due to friction between the slings and the surface of the specimen being tested. The amount of force applied to the specimen is measured so that the torsional strength of different specimens can be compared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
    Inventor: Carnot L. Nogueira
  • Patent number: 10401240
    Abstract: In order to provide a highly flexible and more highly sensitive ultrathin sheet for a pressure sensor, a pressure sensor, and a method for producing the sheet for a pressure sensor, a pressure sensor sheet (10) of the present invention is provided with a first electrode sheet (1a), a second electrode sheet (1b), and a flocculent pressure-sensitive conductive layer (3) composed of tangled conductive fibers (2) which is disposed between the first electrode sheet (1a) and the second electrode sheet (1b) and undergoes a change in resistance value when compressed, wherein the conductive fibers (2) extend along a direction parallel to the two electrode sheets and are stacked in a perpendicular direction, and the conductive fibers that constitute the pressure-sensitive conductive layer have spaces provided therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
    Inventors: Sung Won Lee, Takao Someya, Tsuyoshi Sekitani
  • Patent number: 10400452
    Abstract: Construction panels and other materials, methods for their manufacture, and systems and methods for monitoring environmental conditions with such panels are provided herein. The panels include at least one environmental sensor assembly associated with a panel core and configured to detect an environmental condition of the panel comprising moisture, pressure, or both, and wirelessly communicate data on the environmental condition to a reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC
    Inventors: Charles R. Harrison, Lawrence Gollob, Clarence A. Shelton, Stuart Brandon Gilley, Timothy R. Fierbaugh
  • Patent number: 10401201
    Abstract: A mountable sensor assembly with a ratcheting cover attachment is provided. The sensor assembly may include a sensor circuit, a sensor housing, and a cover. The sensor housing may have walls that define a cavity with an opening for receiving the sensor circuit. The cover may be configured to extend over and seal the opening. The cover may be configured to interface with the walls through a ratcheting mechanism. The ratcheting mechanism may include a plurality of flexible latching fingers that engage solid ridges. The flexible latching fingers have one attached end and one unattached end, such that the flexible latching fingers deflect from the attached end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: VEONEER US, INC.
    Inventor: Jacob Pusheck
  • Patent number: 10401248
    Abstract: A pressure sensor chip according to the present invention includes a non-bonding region that is provided in a stopper member and connected to a periphery of a pressure introduction hole. A plurality of protrusions are discretely formed on at least one of a first surface and a second surface that face each other in the non-bonding region. Passages between the protrusions serve as channels between the periphery of the pressure introduction hole and a peripheral edge of the non-bonding region. Accordingly, stress concentration does not occur at a diaphragm edge and the expected withstand pressure can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: AZBIL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohisa Tokuda, Yoshiyuki Ishikura
  • Patent number: 10392879
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a tong assembly for making up and breaking out a tubular connection such as a connection between two tubulars in a tubular string. The tong assembly includes a power tong, a backup tong and a load transfer assembly connected between the power tong and the backup tong. The load transfer assembly comprises a torque bar and one or more sensors to measure a torque exerted on the torque bar. The torque measurements of the torque bar may be used to monitor the torque exerted on the tubular string by the tong assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: WEATHERFORD TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Wood
  • Patent number: 10393599
    Abstract: An apparatus and method wherein the apparatus comprises: a deformable substrate; a curved support structure; at least one support configured to space the curved support structure from the substrate so that when the deformable substrate is deformed the curved support structure is not deformed in the same way; and a capacitive sensor comprising a protruding electrode capacitively coupled to an overlaying electrode; wherein the protruding electrode protrudes from a side of the curved support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Darryl Cotton, Adam Robinson, Piers Andrew
  • Patent number: 10393617
    Abstract: Provided are methods for measuring forces exerted on rails or such like as a cause of the transit of vehicles on said rails, for determining the values of different parameters, and for calculating coefficients or other variables. Also provided are systems of devices that allow for the taking of values and for the recording, processing, and sampling of the resulting information based on measurement methods that allow directly measuring the lateral force, in a more simplified manner of installation resulting in lower cost in sensors and with greater precision based on the configuration of said sensors and their individual valuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: ANÁLISIS Y SIMULACIÓN, S.L.
    Inventor: Iker Unai Arostegui Camacho
  • Patent number: 10393553
    Abstract: A modular sensor for a fluidic analysis or biological assay system, such as an analytical instrument system, and other systems involving fluid flow, includes a cap and base which include one or more sensors therein, which may be a flow sensor, a pressure sensor, a temperature sensor, a pH sensor, and so forth. The base of the modular sensor includes input and output ports for fluid passageways therethrough to provide a fluid pathway which is at least partially adjacent to or near the sensor. The modular sensor may also include an adapter having ports adapted to sealingly engage with fitting assemblies. The sensor may be partially or wholly encapsulated as part of the base of the modular sensor. The modular sensor's base and cap are adapted so that a first modular sensor can be disconnected and removed from a fluidic system and a second modular sensor can be added and connected to the system in place of the first modular sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: IDEX Health & Science LLC
    Inventors: Kostandin Kareco, Lisa Shinn, Andrew Shaw, Mark Joiner, Troy Sanders
  • Patent number: 10384099
    Abstract: A motion analysis method includes a normal mode in which first motion information in a swing is measured by using an output from a sensor unit in a state in which a standing still action is detected, and a simple mode in which second motion information in a swing is measured by using an output from the sensor unit in a state in which the standing still action is not detected, and the number of analysis items is smaller than in the normal mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Shibuya
  • Patent number: 10386248
    Abstract: A stretchable electrically-conductive sheet according to the present invention includes an elastomer sheet 1 having an adhesive layer corresponding to a wiring region with a predetermined pattern formed on a front surface of the elastomer sheet, and also includes electrically-conductive fiber materials 2 each having a predetermined diameter and a predetermined length. When the elastomer sheet 1 is stretched or bended, the electrically-conductive fiber materials relatively move maintaining mutual electrical continuity so as to maintain the electrical continuity in the wiring region. Accordingly, it is possible to achieve a low-cost stretchable electrically-conductive circuit having excellent stretchability, bendability, and durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Manabu Yoshida, Sei Uemura, Taiki Nobeshima
  • Patent number: 10386265
    Abstract: An estimating method, includes: generating, by a computer, a plurality of frequency spectra based on data measured during movement on a structure at a plurality of speeds; identifying a range of a natural frequency of the structure based on the plurality of frequency spectra; and calculating the natural frequency based on one or more dominant frequencies included in the range among dominant frequencies of the plurality of frequency spectra and speeds when the one or more dominant frequencies included in the range are measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Shigeyoshi Umemiya, Hironobu Kitajima