Patents Examined by Jill E. Culler
  • Patent number: 11459226
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a substrate, a movable portion provided on the substrate, a junction frame provided on the substrate to surround the movable portion, a cap bonded to the junction frame, the cap having a recessed portion and covering a space over the movable portion with the recessed portion facing the movable portion, the cap having an inside wall provided with irregularities, and a prevention film formed on the inside wall of the cap, the prevention film having irregularities on a surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuo Yamaguchi, Mika Okumura
  • Patent number: 11460301
    Abstract: An angular rate sensor includes first and second proof masses spaced apart from a surface of a substrate. One each of first and second drive systems is interconnected with one each of the first and second proof masses. The first and second drive systems enable drive motion of the first and second proof masses along both of first and second axes in an orbital drive direction at a drive frequency, the first axis being perpendicular to the surface of the substrate and the second axis being parallel to the surface of the substrate. The sensor is sensitive to angular velocity about a third axis oriented parallel to the surface of the substrate and perpendicular to the second axis, and the drive frequency of the drive motion of the first and second proof masses changes in response to the angular velocity of the angular rate sensor about the third axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: NXP USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron A. Geisberger
  • Patent number: 11454608
    Abstract: A method of operating a particulate matter sensor having a pair of spaced apart electrodes and a heater includes accumulating particulate matter on the sensor, thereby changing resistance between the pair of spaced apart electrodes. The particulate matter sensor includes a sensing cycle that includes a deadband zone, followed by an active zone, which is followed by a regeneration zone in which the heater is operated to elevate the temperature of the particulate matter sensor to a first predetermined temperature for a first predetermined time in order to oxidize the particulate matter accumulated on the particulate matter sensor. The method also includes interrupting the sensing cycle with a modified regeneration zone which is either higher in temperature or length than the regeneration zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES IP LIMITED
    Inventors: Gerard Wladyslaw Malaczynski, Gregory Thomas Roth
  • Patent number: 11448507
    Abstract: A frequency modulation MEMS triaxial gyroscope, having two mobile masses; a first and a second driving body coupled to the mobile masses through elastic elements rigid in a first direction and compliant in a second direction transverse to the first direction; and a third and a fourth driving body coupled to the mobile masses through elastic elements rigid in the second direction and compliant in the first direction. A first and a second driving element are coupled to the first and second driving bodies for causing the mobile masses to translate in the first direction in phase opposition. A third and a fourth driving element are coupled to the third and fourth driving bodies for causing the mobile masses to translate in the second direction and in phase opposition. An out-of-plane driving element is coupled to the first and second mobile masses for causing a translation in a third direction, in phase opposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L.
    Inventors: Alessandro Tocchio, Luca Giuseppe Falorni, Claudia Comi, Valentina Zega
  • Patent number: 11427016
    Abstract: A liquid discharge apparatus includes a housing, a holder configured to hold a medium, a heater configured to heat the medium held by the holder, and a liquid discharge head configured to discharge a liquid onto the medium held by the holder. The holder has a flat holding surface on which the medium is placed flat, the holder is movable in the housing in a direction parallel to the flat holding surface and in a vertical direction, and the heater is disposed inside the housing within a movable region of the holder in which the holder is movable in the direction parallel to the flat holding surface in a view from the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Muneyuki Okeguchi, Taku Hatakeyama
  • Patent number: 11427015
    Abstract: A printer is provided for printing marking strips having a plurality of marking elements for marking electric devices which can be arranged next to one another. Each of the marking elements has a marking plate with at least one writing field which can be printed with information such as writing. The printer has a rotatably mounted feed shaft which can be driven by a motor and a printing head. The rotatably mounted feed shaft has at least one section which is provided with protrusions and which rests directly against the marking strip while the feed shaft is rotated such that the advancing speed of the marking strip is synchronized with the circumferential speed of the feed shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventors: Markus Speith, Thomas Köster
  • Patent number: 11421991
    Abstract: A yaw-rate sensor with a substrate having a main extension plane. The yaw-rate sensor includes a rotation-element assembly, the rotation-element assembly being designed for detecting yaw rates prevailing in a first main extension axis of the substrate and yaw rates prevailing in a second main extension axis of the substrate perpendicular to the first main extension axis. The yaw-rate sensor has a sensor assembly, the sensor assembly being designed for detecting a yaw rate prevailing perpendicular to the main extension plane of the substrate, both the sensor assembly and the rotation-element assembly being drivable with the aid of a drive assembly, the drive assembly being designed for driving movement along the first main extension axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Lassl, Burkhard Kuhlmann, Jan-Timo Liewald, Matthias Kuehnel, Niels Bode, Nils Felix Kuhlmann, Peter Degenfeld-Schonburg, Reinhard Neul
  • Patent number: 11413894
    Abstract: A method produces a printed product. The method includes transferring a first Fluid onto at least one section of printing stock, applying a second fluid, having a dewetting effect on the first fluid, onto a form configured as a relief printing form or embossing form, and transferring the second fluid to at least some points of the section. In this manner printed products of high quality can be produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventor: Martin Schmitt-Lewen
  • Patent number: 11407261
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fastening apparatus for fastening a measuring sensor, such as a tire pressure sensor, within a tire cavity on a vehicle rim, having a band-shaped tensioning belt which has a receiving device for the measuring sensor; wherein the band-shaped tensioning belt comprises an elastic material. The fastening apparatus according to the invention is characterized in that the band-shaped tensioning belt is provided in the form of a continuous endless belt, which is closed on its circumference and is only elastic in sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: TIRECHECK GMBH
    Inventor: Christian Markert
  • Patent number: 11389702
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of indicating the ball center of gravity position. The method of indicating the ball center of gravity position includes the following step of: moving the ball to a rotating member of a rotating device; driving the rotating member to rotate the ball along a axis of rotation of the rotating device, and adjust the center of gravity of the ball corresponding to the position of the rotating device; moving the ball onto a first carrier of a first transport device; and marking an identification mark on a predetermined area of the ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignees: Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc., Foremost Golf Mfg., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chia-Sheng Huang, Chia-Cheng Wu, Chih-Sheng Tseng
  • Patent number: 11391685
    Abstract: A sensitive device includes a plurality of first conductive nanostructures, a conductive layer and at least one electrode. The conductive layer covers the first conductive nanostructures. An intrinsic melting point of the conductive layer is higher than that of the first conductive nanostructures. At least one of the conductive layer and the first conductive nanostructures is sensitive to gas. The electrode is electrically connected to at least one of the first conductive nanostructures and the conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: E Ink Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Hsiao-Wen Zan, Chuang-Chuang Tsai, Po-Yi Chang, Hung-Chuan Liu, Yi-Ting Chou, Wei-Tsung Chen
  • Patent number: 11376875
    Abstract: A printing apparatus including: a carriage having a print head and configured to be movable in an intersecting direction; a slitter unit configured to be movable in the intersecting direction and cut a roll sheet in a conveyance direction; a detection sensor mounted on the carriage and configured to detect a cut portion of the roll sheet that has been cut by the slitter unit; and a control unit configured to control the carriage to move after controlling the slitter unit to move and cut the roll sheet, so that the cut portion made by the slitter unit is detected by the detection sensor, and configured to control a moving distance of the carriage or the slitter, based on a first moving distance by which the slitter unit has moved and a second moving distance of the carriage at a timing where the detection sensor detects the cut portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daigo Kuronuma, Ryutaro Takahashi, Naoaki Wada, Tomohito Abe, Noriyuki Aoki, Ryohei Maruyama, Masakazu Nagashima, Toshiaki Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11376874
    Abstract: A half cutter includes a cutting blade having a blade and a holder to which the blade is fixed, a blade receiving member having a blade receiving surface from and with which the blade is separated and comes into contact, and a spacer having at least one of a holder spacer arranged at the holder which is made of a material that is different from a material of the holder, is provided in the holder to protrude toward the blade receiving surface further than the blade, and generates a gap between the blade and the blade receiving surface and a blade receiving spacer arranged at the blade receiving surface which is made of a material different from a material of the blade receiving member, is provided to protrude from the blade receiving surface, and generates a gap between the blade and the blade receiving surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Motai, Tadashi Inaba
  • Patent number: 11370235
    Abstract: A printer includes: a printing head; a conveyor; a cutter for cutting the medium to provide a segmented medium; a discharge roller; a counter roller; a sensor for detecting whether the segmented medium remains between the discharge roller and the counter roller; and a controller configured to perform: setting an operation mode to one of a first mode and a second mode depending on a medium kind; controlling the printing head and the conveyor to perform a first print control on the medium; controlling the sensor to detect whether the segmented medium has been removed; and permitting a second print control to be performed. When the operation mode is the first mode, the second print control is permitted after the sensor detects whether the segmented medium has been removed. When the operation mode is the first mode, the second print control is permitted without controlling the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiromitsu Mizutani
  • Patent number: 11353434
    Abstract: A molecular detection apparatus according to a embodiment includes: a collection unit which collects detection target gases each containing molecule to be detected; a concentration adjusting unit which dilutes and/or concentrates the molecule, and generates a plurality of detection target gases having different concentrations of the molecule; a detection unit to which the plurality of detection target gases are sequentially introduced, and which includes a plurality of detection cells each outputting detection signals based on the concentrations of the molecule in the plurality of detection target gases; and a discrimination unit which discriminates the molecule by change tendencies of the detection signals based on the concentrations of the molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Oki, Hirohisa Miyamoto, Ko Yamada
  • Patent number: 11345140
    Abstract: A manually-operated collapsible screen printing apparatus is disclosed that is designed to be a lightweight, transportable, and efficiently print any quantity of high quality prints, among other advantages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventors: Brandy Michael Flower, Michael A. Crivello
  • Patent number: 11346691
    Abstract: The sensor adaptor includes a case body of which a front end is closed and a rear end is open, a cap body being engageable with the rear end of the case body, a seal member interposed between the case body and the cap body, and a fixing portion configured to fix the case body to the mounting portion. A part of the sensor is inserted into an accommodation space of the case body, and the remaining portion of the sensor is drawn out to the outside via an opening of the cap body. The seal member is disposed on a rear end side of the case body to surround the sensor. The seal member is brought into close contact with the case body and the sensor. Accordingly, a gap between the part of the sensor and the case body is sealed from an external space by the seal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Ushiro, Hiroto Katsura, Makoto Iwai, Hiroyuki Tsuchida, Yusuke Nakayama
  • Patent number: 11346746
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a testing apparatus for directional simulation of dynamic collision between a deep-sea shell structure and seabed, including: a launching device, a high-pressure water pump device, a high-speed camera, a sensor system, a data collection and control system, etc. This device is installed in a geotechnical centrifuge for experiment, a super-gravity environment is provided to meet requirements of simulation of a deep-sea environment, and a deep-sea high-pressure environment is created through a high-pressure water pump device by superposition. A direction of the launching device is adjusted through a universal rotating shaft to control the shell structure to be launched from a specified direction to collide with soil at a predetermined position. A high-speed camera is used to capture an entire experiment process, and strain and acceleration sensors are used to collect experiment data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Junwei Liu, Shengjie Rui, Congbo Zhu, Haojie Zhang, Hua Yang
  • Patent number: 11340070
    Abstract: A vibrator device includes a vibrator element, and a support substrate disposed so as to be opposed to the vibrator element. The support substrate includes a base configured to support the vibrator element, a support configured to support the base, a plurality of beams configured to couple the base and the support to each other, and a drive signal interconnection, a drive constant-potential interconnection, a detection signal interconnection, and a detection constant-potential interconnection each laid around the base and the support passing the beams, and in predetermined one of the beams, at least one of the drive constant-potential interconnection and the detection constant-potential interconnection is disposed on a surface on the vibrator element side, and the detection signal interconnection is disposed on a surface on the opposite side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventors: Ryuta Nishizawa, Keiichi Yamaguchi, Seiichiro Ogura
  • Patent number: 11338569
    Abstract: A screen printing device has a screen printing stencil. At least two doctor blade systems, each acting on the screen printing stencil are provided. The at least two doctor blade systems are arranged to each apply printing ink to an object to be printed in the same printing process. Each of the doctor blade systems has at least one doctor blade. Each of the doctor blades is arranged to sweep over the screen printing stencil. Each of the doctor blade systems is individually controlled by a control unit. The at least one doctor blade of each of the doctor blade systems is moved by a robot. At least respective two-dimensional motion paths of the doctor blades of each doctor blade system are each freely programmed and are established by control of the robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: KOENIG & BAUER AG
    Inventors: Gerald Jeretzky, Ralf-Rudi Redeker