Patents Examined by Jeffrey R. Jastrzab
  • Patent number: RE47604
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment includes a memory, a specifying unit, and a display controller. The memory stores a corresponding color table representing correspondence relationships between T1 values of which value ranges with respect to each tissue are known and colors to be assigned to pixels with the T1 values. The specifying unit analyzes a T1-valued image and specifies colors to be assigned to each pixel on the basis of T1 values converted from pixel values of each pixel and the corresponding color table. The display controller displays on a display the image color-coded with the specified colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mitsue Miyazaki
  • Patent number: RE47616
    Abstract: A hand truck having a frame two short and two long sides; a wheel and axel assembly attached to the frame; a lifting assembly extending between the two short sides; said lifting assembly comprising a frame center pole rail having an attached gear rack, a gear box movably attached to the center pole, said gear box including, a toothed that meshes with the gear rack, a worm gear having a drive shaft that meshes with the toothed pinion, wherein rotation of the drive shaft causes the worm gear to drive the pinion along the gear rack; a lift bracket attached to the gear box comprising a receiving plate with at least one slot; and at least one removable lift platform comprising a platform plate with at least one key that is securely receivable into the slot; wherein the gearbox is drivable using a power supply supplied by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: TM-Logic LLC
    Inventor: Jerry Murphy
  • Patent number: RE47850
    Abstract: A system and method for ballistically cutting a multi-link metal chain comprises a chain alignment module that comprises three pins and attaches to the barrel of a firearm. A first pin and a second pin of the module fit on opposite sides of a target link of the chain. A third pin of the alignment module goes through a link adjacent to the target link of the chain. The three pins align the target link so that a bullet exiting the barrel of a firearm impacts a semicircular region of the target link to cause the target link to open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Breaching Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Darron Phillips, Mark Ferris, Bert Vermeulen
  • Patent number: RE47965
    Abstract: A system for attenuating seismic forces includes a reactor pressure vessel containing nuclear fuel and a containment vessel that houses the reactor pressure vessel. Both the reactor pressure vessel and the containment vessel include a bottom head. Additionally, the system includes a base support to contact a support surface on which the containment vessel is positioned in a substantially vertical orientation. An attenuation device is located between the bottom head of the reactor pressure vessel and the bottom head of the containment vessel. Seismic forces that travel from the base support to the reactor pressure vessel via the containment vessel are attenuated by the attenuation device in a direction that is substantially lateral to the vertical orientation of the containment vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: NUSCALE POWER LLC
    Inventors: Tamas Liszkai, Seth Cadell
  • Patent number: RE48018
    Abstract: A chip attached to and electrically connected with a printed conductive surface, whereby the chip is heated to a temperature, which is lower than what the chip can stand without being damaged by the heat, the heated chip is then pressed against the printed conductive surface with a pressing force, whereby a combination of said temperature and said pressing force is sufficient to at least partly melt the material of at least one of the printed conductive surface, the contact point on the chip, or both, thereby attaching and electrically connecting the chip to the printed conductive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventors: Juha Maijala, Petri Sirviö
  • Patent number: RE48042
    Abstract: A LIDAR device may transmit light pulses originating from one or more light sources and may receive reflected light pulses that are then detected by one or more detectors. The LIDAR device may include a lens that both (i) collimates the light from the one or more light sources to provide collimated light for transmission into an environment of the LIDAR device and (ii) focuses the reflected light onto the one or more detectors. The lens may define a curved focal surface in a transmit path of the light from the one or more light sources and a curved focal surface in a receive path of the one or more detectors. The one or more light sources may be arranged along the curved focal surface in the transmit path. The one or more detectors may be arranged along the curved focal surface in the receive path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Gaetan Pennecot, Pierre-Yves Droz, Drew Eugene Ulrich, Daniel Gruver, Zachary Morriss, Anthony Levandowski
  • Patent number: RE48062
    Abstract: A firearm comprising a barrel assembly, forward receiver, and receiver brake. The barrel assembly comprises a barrel, compression spring, gas tube, and front and rear bushings. The gas tube is situated around the barrel between the front and rear bushings and is not attached to the barrel. The compression spring is situated around the barrel between the front and rear bushings and inside of the gas tube. The front and rear bushings are fixedly attached to the forward receiver. The barrel comprises a gas port that is covered by a gas regulator and is in fluid communication with a gas chamber situated between the front bushing and the gas regulator, which is fixedly attached to the barrel. The receiver brake is fixedly attached to the forward receiver on its distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Noyce Merino
  • Patent number: RE48121
    Abstract: A device, system and method for establishing, determining compliance and ongoing monitoring of a user in the operation of a machine based on predetermined restrictions. The system is useful for a motor vehicle and, more particularly, to comply with user restrictions in teen driving, the presence of passengers, time of day, curfew, range and location, speed, sobriety and the like, An ignition interlock is engaged if one or more sensors that monitor the presence of the vehicle operator, passengers inside the vehicle compartment, and other operational compliance parameters established for the vehicle is out of compliance, and disengaged if compliance is verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Daniel Dvoskin
  • Patent number: RE48124
    Abstract: A magazine loader include a main body, a rounds abutment, and a rounds cavity in communication with a magazine cavity. A plurality of rounds are provided to the rounds cavity and are moveable along a movement plane abuttingly defined by first and second rounds cavity sides, at least one upper cavity abutment, and at least one lower cavity abutment. With a magazine positioned within the magazine cavity, as rounds are slidably moved towards the magazine cavity, pivot points of each round successively abuts a downwardly angled portion of the second rounds cavity side and pivots to angle a second round end of each round towards the magazine, so that each round successively enters the magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Plate LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Andrew Plate
  • Patent number: RE48125
    Abstract: A magazine loader include a main body, a rounds abutment, and a rounds cavity in communication with a magazine cavity. A plurality of rounds are provided to the rounds cavity and are moveable along a movement plane abuttingly defined by first and second rounds cavity sides, at least one upper cavity abutment, and at least one lower cavity abutment. With a magazine positioned within the magazine cavity, as rounds are slidably moved towards the magazine cavity, pivot points of each round successively abuts a downwardly angled portion of the second rounds cavity side and pivots to angle a second round end of each round towards the magazine, so that each round successively enters the magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Plate LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Andrew Plate
  • Patent number: RE48142
    Abstract: A magazine loader include a main body, a rounds recess, and a magazine recess. A plurality of rounds are provided to the rounds recess and positionally maintained by a rounds recess bottom, first and second rounds recess ledges, and first and second rounds recess sides. With a magazine positioned within the magazine recess and the rounds within the rounds recess, as the rounds are slidably moved towards the magazine recess, pivot points of each round successively abuts a downwardly angled portion of the second rounds recess side and pivots to angle a second round end of each round towards the magazine and over another downwardly angled portion of the first rounds recess side, so that each round successively enters the magazine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Plate LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Andrew Plate
  • Patent number: RE48152
    Abstract: An ammunition magazine loader include a main body, a rounds recess, a rounds abutment, and a magazine recess. Rounds are provided to the rounds recess and positionally maintained by a rounds recess bottom and first and second rounds recess ledges. With a magazine positioned within the magazine recess and rounds within the rounds recess, as the rounds are slidably moved out of the rounds recess, each round abuts the rounds abutment and pivots to orient the round such that its second case end is angled towards the magazine recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: PLATE LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Andrew Plate
  • Patent number: RE48188
    Abstract: Device for weighing flat objects in motion comprising a conveyor (12) with drive rollers (22A, 22B) for conveying the flat objects along a transport path (14), a weighing plate (16) facing said transport path and comprising a set of free rollers (160) for receiving the flat objects, and a weighing sensor (18) attached to the weighing plate for measuring the weight of the flat objects during their passage between the conveyor and the weighing plate, wherein the weighing sensor is arranged above the transport path and the conveyor is adapted to move vertically in order to press the flat objects in motion against the weighing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: QUADIENT TECHNOLOGIES FRANCE
    Inventor: Laurent Farlotti
  • Patent number: RE48545
    Abstract: Provided is a dot sighting device with large caliber for binocular vision in which sighting can be performed rapidly and accurately by minimizing parallax. The dot sighting device is attached to and detached from a mount for a heavy machine gun. In addition, by using the dot sighting device with large caliber, a user can rapidly and accurately sight and fire a target by taking into consideration types and characteristics of the target and a distance to the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: DONGIN OPTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: In Jung, Dong Hee Lee
  • Patent number: RE48554
    Abstract: An air gun in combination with a vacuum source is powered by pressurized gas that is received through a gas inlet. The air gun and the vacuum source are configured to be simultaneously operable using the pressurized gas, which provides a method for conveniently air cleaning various objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventors: Paul Mark Guglielmi, Diana C. Petranek
  • Patent number: RE48560
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure include a mechanical broadhead for use with an archery bow and arrow. In certain arrangements, a broadhead is provided that maintains the cutting blades in a retracted or closed position during flight of the arrow. Upon target contact, the blades expand outwardly from the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Bear Archery, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Mizek
  • Patent number: RE48602
    Abstract: A device for controlling access to a firearm having a muzzle with a muzzle device. The device includes a lock housing with a cavity to receive the muzzle device and a portion of the barrel. The device also includes a lock mechanism shaft coupled to a lock mechanism that is configured for rotational movement upon actuation of the lock mechanism. The lock mechanism shaft is coupled to a cam that moves axially upon rotation of the lock mechanism shaft. A bidirectional rotatable shaft is coupled to the cam and is insertable into the muzzle of the firearm occupying the full length of the firearm's muzzle device, barrel and chamber. The device also includes a plurality of arms coupled to a perimeter of the cam and arranged for pivotal and radial movement to secure the firearm muzzle in the cavity of the lock housing. A plurality of tabs are arranged on the arms for engagement with the muzzle device to retain the muzzle device within the lock housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventor: John M. Pittman
  • Patent number: RE48611
    Abstract: A semiautomatic handgun includes various unique features to facilitate rapid, accurate shooting. Some examples of the handgun include a more compact recoil spring system, locating the recoil spring around the barrel while permitting rearward movement of the barrel in conjunction with the slide. Other examples include an automatic magazine release for releasing the magazine upon the discharge of the last cartridge in the magazine. Still other examples include a grooved or roughened top slide surface for facilitating slide manipulation with one hand. Further examples include auxiliary sight systems to facilitate determining the proper distance by which to lead a moving target. Other examples include a takedown tool stored within the handgun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: CABOT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY HOLDINGS
    Inventors: Brian Zins, Robert Bianchin, Michael Hebor
  • Patent number: RE48746
    Abstract: Provided is a dot sighting device with large caliber for binocular vision in which sighting can be performed rapidly and accurately by minimizing parallax. The dot sighting device is attached to and detached from a mount for a heavy machine gun. In addition, by using the dot sighting device with large caliber, a user can rapidly and accurately sight and fire a target by taking into consideration types and characteristics of the target and a distance to the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: DONGIN OPTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: In Jung, Dong Hee Lee
  • Patent number: RE48763
    Abstract: A multiple-field-of-view scannerless optical rangefinder operating in pulsed Time-Of-Flight operation for use in high ambient background light is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: LeddarTech Inc.
    Inventor: Yvan Mimeault