Patents Examined by K. Wong
  • Patent number: 11562617
    Abstract: In an electronic gaming device, a linked reel strip mechanism uses one or more data structures for multiple reel strips of a reel strip group. Each of the reel strips is logically linked, in the data structure(s), with one or more other reel strips of the reel strip group. User input is received that indicates a start to a re-spin series, and the linked reel strip mechanism is initialized. As part of backend processing, in each of one or more iterations of the re-spin series, for a current reel strip selected by traversing the data structure(s), a spin result is determined for a spin that uses the current reel strip, and an outcome associated with the spin result is determined. In corresponding frontend processing, the current reel strip is displayed as spinning in a reel area on a display screen, and an indicator of the outcome is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventors: Gary Penacho, Allon Englman
  • Patent number: 11559267
    Abstract: Disclosed is a linear array ultra-fast scanning x-ray imaging device. The linear array x-ray imaging device is single photon sensitive, operating in frame output mode and including a pixel array Application Specific Integrated Circuit including the readout pixel array. The ASIC includes digital control logic and sufficient memory to accumulate digital output frames in various modes of operation prior to output from the ASIC, permitting advanced imaging functionalities directly on the ASIC, while maintaining a dynamic range of 16 bits and single photon sensitivity. The effective or secondary frames output from the pixel array ASIC can be tagged with user provided external triggers synchronizing the effective frames to the x-ray beam energy and/or to the movement of the x-ray source or imaged object. This enables dual energy imaging and ultra-fast scanning, without complex and costly conventional photon counting x-ray imaging sensors. The system architecture is simpler and higher performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: ATHLOS OY
    Inventors: Konstantinos Spartiotis, Dimitrios Chatzistratis
  • Patent number: 11559264
    Abstract: An example scanner positioning control system includes: a display; a processor; and a computer readable storage medium comprising computer readable instructions which, when executed, cause the processor to: output, via the display, a first visual representation of an arrangement of a radiation source, a radiation detector, and a workpiece positioner; identify a change to be made to the arrangement of at least one of the radiation source, the radiation detector, or the workpiece positioner; output, via the display, a second visual representation of the arrangement of the radiation source, the radiation detector, and the workpiece positioner based on the change to be made to the arrangement; and control a scanner positioning system to physically move the at least one of the radiation source, the radiation detector, and the workpiece positioner based on the change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Jackson Turner, Joseph Schlecht
  • Patent number: 11560802
    Abstract: A blade and gas turbine include a stationary blade main body provided internally with cavities, and an inner shroud linked to an end portion, in the longitudinal direction, of the stationary blade main body, and which is internally provided with an inner shroud cooling passage with which a first cavity is in fluid communication. The inner shroud is provided, in front edge corner portions, with a first chamfered portion intersecting a front surface, a side surface, and an upper surface, and first cooling holes in fluid communication with the inner shroud cooling passage are provided in the first chamfered portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Otomo, Shogo Furukawa
  • Patent number: 11553886
    Abstract: An apparatus for Digital Imaging in the Head Region of a Patient includes an X-ray source and an X-ray sensor, supported on a rotary arm supported on a structure by a motor driven translation and rotation means. The rotary arm is provided with adjustment means for varying the distance between the source and the sensor. A control unit, that controls the source, the sensor, the adjustment means, and the translation and rotation means Collision detection means provided in the source and sensor detect a possible collision of the source and/or sensor with the patient during the motion of the source and/or sensor and the control unit responds to such detected possible collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Inventors: Claudio Giani, Giuseppe Rotondo, Costantino Nettis, Gianfranco Venturino, Gerardo Rinaldi
  • Patent number: 11554270
    Abstract: It is provided a method for optimizing a treatment plan for use in radiation therapy. The method is performed in a treatment planning system and comprises the steps of: obtaining a first quality function of the treatment plan, the first quality function yielding an output value based on an input treatment plan; obtaining a first pair of input values and a slope indicator, the input values associating a value of the first quality function to a value of a score; constructing a score function that maps values of the first quality function to values of the score by fitting a curve to the first pair of input values and the slope indicator; and optimizing the treatment plan with respect to the score function, by varying the treatment plan such that the value of the score function is either improved or constrained to a feasible range of score values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: RaySearch Laboratories AB
    Inventors: Björn Andersson, Björn Hårdemark, Rasmus Bokrantz
  • Patent number: 11553891
    Abstract: A digital radiographic image of a subject is captured using a reduced exposure level of an x-ray source. One or more exposure control regions in the image is mapped and associated with a predetermined exposure level. A difference between the predetermined exposure level setting and the reduced exposure level is used to set a diagnostic exposure level perhaps about twice as high as the reduced exposure level to capture a diagnostic image of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaohui Wang, Martin S. Pesce
  • Patent number: 11555407
    Abstract: A rotor assembly includes a rotor having a dovetail slot. The dovetail slot includes a plurality of recesses and a first radially innermost surface. A rotor blade includes an airfoil that extends radially outward from a platform and a dovetail that extends radially inward from the platform. The dovetail includes a plurality of projections extending in opposite directions that are received by the plurality of recesses of the dovetail slot. The dovetail further includes a leading edge surface, a trailing edge surface, and a second radially innermost surface. The second radially innermost surface defines a groove from the leading edge surface to the trailing edge surface. The shim is positioned within the groove and between the first radially innermost surface of the dovetail slot and the second radially innermost surface of the dovetail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Steven Sebastian Burdgick, John Ligos
  • Patent number: 11553806
    Abstract: A wine storage apparatus is provided. The wine storage apparatus includes a housing, a door configured to open and close the housing and including a display, a rack provided inside the housing and configured to hold a bottle of wine, a sensor configured to obtain information about whether a bottle of wine is stored on the rack, and a processor configured to identify whether the bottle of wine is stored on the rack based on the information, and control the display to display guide information of the bottle of wine based on an identification result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dongnyeol Ryu
  • Patent number: 11553890
    Abstract: A radiation imaging apparatus comprising a first memory storing first gain correction data corresponding to imaging modes, a second memory having a higher read speed than the first memory, and a controller being able to perform imaging in the imaging modes is provided. The controller stores second gain correction data based on the first gain correction data in the second memory after startup, and when an imaging request is issued from startup to storage of all the second gain correction data into the second memory and requested gain correction data which corresponds to a requested imaging mode has been stored in the second memory, performs acquisition of radiation image data and offset correction data in the requested imaging mode and correction for the radiation image data by using the offset correction data and the requested gain correction data stored in the second memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Inventor: Shigeo Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11547380
    Abstract: A real-time spatial magnetic positioning device, a radiographic imaging system and a magnetic positioning method is provided. The radiographic imaging system comprises a radiation source, a collimator, a flat panel detector, and a real-time spatial magnetic positioning device, wherein the magnetic positioning device comprises a processor, a magnetic field generating device and a magnetic sensor array; the magnetic field generating device is arranged coaxially with the collimator, a plurality of sensors of the magnetic sensor array is distributed on the flat panel detector; the magnetic field generating device is configured to generate an alternating magnetic field, the magnetic sensors are capable of independently detecting magnetic induction intensity in real time, and sending real-time detected data to the processor, and the processor determines a position relationship between the collimator and the flat panel detector according to the data detected by respective magnetic sensors in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Inventors: Yuhao Liu, Jianqiang Liu
  • Patent number: 11548474
    Abstract: A plurality of keys are registered to the vehicle for opening the vehicle. A respective key must answer within a predetermined timeslot after a first request transmitted by the vehicle, in order to open the vehicle. Several such successive timeslots are provided and several keys are allocated to at least one of these timeslots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Inventors: Yousif Hanna, Verena Lutterbeck, Matthias Reinhardt, Christian Rupert
  • Patent number: 11551497
    Abstract: In example implementations, an apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a connection interface, a local area network (LAN) interface, a wide area network (WAN) interface, and a processor. The connection interface is to connect to a printed circuit board (PCB) of a door controller. The LAN interface is to communicate with a plurality of door sensors, wherein each one of the plurality door sensors is to monitor operation of a respective door of a plurality of doors. The WAN interface is to communicate with a remote server of a service provider. The processor is communicatively coupled to the connection interface, the LAN interface, and the WAN interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Inventors: Zhizhuo Wu, Xin Cui, Ryan Carroll
  • Patent number: 11542826
    Abstract: A labyrinth seal including: an annular seal body having an inner wall and an outer wall spaced apart from one another by an annulus; a nested dampener system disposed along the outer wall, the nested dampener system including: a first dampening element; and a second dampening element, wherein opposite axial ends of the nested dampener system are defined by the first dampening element, and wherein the second dampening element is disposed outside of at least a portion of the first dampening element in a radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Scott Francis Wolfer, Richard Alan Wesling
  • Patent number: 11545002
    Abstract: An electronic gaming machine includes a processor configured to control a display device to display a first matrix of symbol positions, and to evaluate a plurality of symbols displayed in the first matrix to determine whether to award a plurality of free games. If free games are awarded, the processor may control the display device to display a plurality of volatility options, each of which may be associated with one or more additional matrices of symbol positions. In addition, the processor may receive a player selection of one volatility option of the plurality of volatility options, and to control the display device to display the one or more additional matrices of symbol positions associated with the player selected volatility option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Marks
  • Patent number: 11545276
    Abstract: An x-ray window can include a boron-film 12 and an aluminum-film 52 spanning an aperture 15 of a support-frame 11. The boron-film 12 and the aluminum-film 52 can be the only films, or the primary films, spanning the aperture. The boron-film 12 can include boron and hydrogen. An annular-film 32 can adjoin the support-frame 11, on an opposite side of the support-frame 11 from the boron-film 12. The annular-film 32 can include boron and hydrogen. The annular-film 32 can have the same material composition as, and can be similar in thickness with, the boron-film 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Moxtek, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Sommer, Jonathan Abbott
  • Patent number: 11540802
    Abstract: A method, performed by a mobile X-ray detector, of processing an X-ray image, including generating the X-ray image of an object by detecting an X-ray transmitted through the object and converting the detected X-ray into an electrical signal; detecting a power supply stoppage which prevents transmission of the generated X-ray image from the mobile X-ray detector to a workstation; based on the detecting of the power supply stoppage, storing the X-ray image in a nonvolatile memory inside the mobile X-ray detector; and after storing the X-ray image, deactivating the mobile X-ray detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventors: Uncheol Kim, Sungwoo Lee
  • Patent number: 11540795
    Abstract: An X-ray diagnosis apparatus according to an embodiment includes: a table including a tabletop on which a patient is placed; an imaging unit including an X-ray tube to radiate X-rays onto the patient and an X-ray detector to detect X-rays; a maneuvering unit including a handle unit that is provided with contact sensors to detect contact made by an operator and is gripped by the operator and being configured to receive a maneuver to bring into operation the imaging unit and/or the table according to an operation of the handle unit; and a processing circuitry that judges whether the imaging unit and/or the table is to be brought into operation on the basis of detection results obtained by the contact sensors and that brings the imaging unit and/or the table into operation in accordance with a result of the judgment and the maneuver performed on the maneuvering unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventors: Yoshiteru Kobayashi, Yosuke Kayukawa, Keisuke Sugawara
  • Patent number: 11545181
    Abstract: A data storage system include a disk drive having a rotating ramp assembly that may be moved between an engaged and disengaged position. The rotating ramp assembly may include a ramp extension that is not disposed in overlapping relation to a data storage disk location in the drive when in the disengaged position. However, in the engaged position, the ramp extension may overhang a portion of the data storage disk location. In turn, the head extension may include a ramp surface that allows a head assembly to move to a head parking surface when the rotating ramp assembly is in the engaged position. IN turn, the rotating ramp assembly may be rotated while maintaining the head assembly on the head parking surface, which may be arcuate and extend about at least a portion of the rotating ramp assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventors: Brett R. Herdendorf, Riyan Alex Mendonsa, Krishnan Subramanian
  • Patent number: 11536147
    Abstract: A vane arc segment includes an airfoil fairing that has first and second fairing platforms and an airfoil section therebetween. The airfoil section has a pressure side, a suction side, and an internal cavity. The first fairing platform defines suction and pressure side circumferential mate faces, forward and aft faces, a gaspath side, a non-gaspath side, and a flange that projects from the non-gaspath side. The flange extends along one of the suction or pressure side circumferential mate faces. There is a rib that has a rib section in the internal cavity that spans the pressure and suction sides and a rib extension section that extends from the rib section in the internal cavity and along the non-gaspath side of the first fairing platform. The rib extension intersects the flange to form a gusset for reinforcing the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventors: Jon E. Sobanski, Bryan P. Dube