Patents Examined by Kevin K Pyo
  • Patent number: 10864056
    Abstract: An apparatus for detecting deformation of an elongate body may comprise a light source configured to sequentially provide light of multiple frequencies, an optical receiver configured to receive light from the light source, and a filter disposed between the light source and the optical detector. The filter may comprise multiple segments, each of the segments configured to filter light at one of the frequencies so as to alter the amount of light incident on said optical receiver. A total amount of light detected by the optical receiver may change during the sequence so as to be indicative of deformation of the elongate body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.
    Inventor: Gleb V. Klimovitch
  • Patent number: 10852385
    Abstract: A method for controlling the orientation of a solar module including a single-axis solar tracker orientable about an axis of rotation, and a photovoltaic device supported by said tracker and having upper and lower photoactive faces, including: measurement of a distribution of the solar luminance called incident luminance originating from the incident solar radiation coming from the sky to reach the upper face, said distribution being established according to several elevation angles; measurement of a distribution of the solar luminance called reflected luminance originating from the albedo solar radiation corresponding to the reflection of the solar radiation on the ground to reach the lower face, said distribution being established according to several elevation angles; determination of an optimum orientation considering the measurements of said distributions of the incident and reflected solar luminance; servo-control of the orientation of the module on said optimum orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: NEXTracker Inc.
    Inventors: Jérôme Arliaud, Madyan Michotte De Welle
  • Patent number: 10837896
    Abstract: An electronic prepared slide includes: an image sensor that has a light receiving surface and receives, on the light receiving surface, light that has passed through a specimen disposed above the light receiving surface; and a removable nonvolatile transparent film that is disposed on the light receiving surface and seals the light receiving surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toru Okino, Shota Yamada, Yutaka Hirose, Yoshihisa Kato, Tsuyoshi Tanaka, Manabu Kamoshida, Hideto Motomura, Yoshihide Sawada
  • Patent number: 10840390
    Abstract: A detection and locating device comprising a plurality of optical sensors (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4) having fields that together define the field of the detection and locating device, each sensor having a plurality of photodiodes having fields that together define the field of the sensor, the sensors being connected to a control unit (10) in such a manner that each sensor supplies a first signal corresponding to the sum of the signals from at least two of the photodiodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SAFRAN ELECTRONICS & DEFENSE
    Inventors: Arnaud Davenel, Michel Jouffroy, Landry Chopin, Vincent Fraysse
  • Patent number: 10833216
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a metamaterial based metal gate MOSFET detector with gate rasterized, comprising a metamaterial based metal gate MOSFET having a rasterized gate structure and various different grating pattern forms thereof, wherein a gate of the metal gate MOSFET is connected to a first bias resistor and a first bias voltage, a source of the metal gate MOSFET is grounded, a drain of the metal gate MOSFET is connected to a first DC blocking capacitor, the first DC blocking capacitor is connected to a low noise preamplifier, and a second bias resistor and a second bias voltage are connected between the low noise preamplifier and the first DC blocking capacitor. The technical solution according to the present disclosure can completely absorb terahertz waves of a specific frequency band and generate resonance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Guangdong University of Technology
    Inventors: Jianguo Ma, Shaohua Zhou
  • Patent number: 10816562
    Abstract: A slide rack inventory and reinsertion system for use with a digital slide scanning apparatus is provided that determines, prior to scanning of glass slides in a slide rack, a status of each slot in the slide rack as properly occupied, improperly occupied, or empty. The system also determines whether a slide that has been removed from the slide rack for processing has been properly reinserted into the slide rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: LEICA BIOSYSTEMS IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas Newberg, Prentash Djelosevic, Aaron Stearrett, Peyman Najmabadi
  • Patent number: 10812099
    Abstract: In an AD converter, a first capacitor DAC circuit performs a first operation in parallel with a second operation by a second capacitor DAC circuit, and the first capacitor DAC circuit performs the second operation in parallel with the first operation by the second capacitor DAC circuit. Electric charge corresponding to an input signal is sampled in the first operation. AD conversions are sequentially performed on the basis of the electric charge sampled in each first capacitor included in a plurality of first capacitors or each second capacitor included in a plurality of second capacitors in the second operation. The first capacitor DAC circuit and the second capacitor DAC circuit alternately perform the first operation and the second operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Kato, Yasunari Harada, Shuzo Hiraide, Masato Osawa
  • Patent number: 10811454
    Abstract: There is provided a solid-state imaging device including a first substrate having a pixel circuit including a pixel array unit formed thereon, and a second substrate having a plurality of signal processing circuits formed thereon so as to be arranged through a scribe region. The first substrate and the second substrate are stacked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kunihiko Izuhara
  • Patent number: 10798330
    Abstract: A solid state imaging device includes a pixel unit and an output unit. The pixel unit has a first pixel and a second pixel different from the first pixel. The output unit has a first capacitance to which a first pixel signal read from the first pixel is input, a second capacitance to which a second pixel signal read from the second pixel is input, and an operational amplifier outputting an output signal in accordance with the first capacitance and the second capacitance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideaki Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10788363
    Abstract: A SPAD control circuit for detecting a photon is provided. The SPAD control circuit includes a single photon avalanche diode (SPAD), a switch, a combinational circuit, and a sequential circuit. The SPAD has two terminals. The switch applies a voltage to one of the two terminals of the SPAD. The combinational circuit detects whether the SPAD is in an active state or a standby state. The sequential circuit includes a terminal that receives input of a pulse signal used to set the SPAD to the active state, a terminal that receives input of a reset-related signal, and an output terminal. The switch is controlled by an output signal output from the output terminal of the sequential circuit. An output signal of the combinational circuit is input to the terminal of the sequential circuit that receives input of the reset-related signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 10782185
    Abstract: A light sensor is provided. The light sensor includes at least one light sensor submodule, and each light sensor submodule includes a first light detector, a second light detector, a first linear polarizer, a second linear polarizer, a first phase delay film, and a second phase delay film. The first light detector is configured to obtain light intensity of first hybrid light resulting when hybrid light has passed through the first phase delay film and the first linear polarizer, and the second light detector is configured to obtain light intensity of second hybrid light resulting when the hybrid light has passed through the second phase delay film and the second linear polarizer, the hybrid light includes first light and second light, and after the hybrid light passes through the second linear polarizer, the first light is filtered out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hui Wang, Wenxiong Wei, Gaopeng Qu, Wei Guo
  • Patent number: 10778167
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a femtowatt sensitivity optical detector is provided using one or more photodiodes, intended as a replacement for the photomultiplier based photon counting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Labrador Diagnostics LLC
    Inventors: Karan Mohan, Marcelo Martinez
  • Patent number: 10768061
    Abstract: The optical sensor generally has a frame having a deformable member mounted to the frame, and a sensing optical fiber being fixedly attached to a portion of the deformable member, the sensing optical fiber having at least one ?-phase-shifted fiber Bragg grating inscribed thereon, the at least one ?-phase-shifted fiber Bragg grating of the sensing optical fiber deforming together with the deformable member when the frame is subjected to a force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: FIBOS INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas Burgwin, Michael Bakaic, Xijia Gu
  • Patent number: 10760953
    Abstract: An image sensor is provided. The image sensor may include; an optical detection device layer including a plurality of optical detection devices; a filter array layer including a plurality of color filters and at least one infrared filter, and disposed on the optical detection device layer; and a plurality of beam splitters disposed in a plurality of pixels, the plurality of pixels being in contact with an infrared ray pixel including the at least one infrared ray color filter, and that are configured to change a direction of an infrared ray component of incident light towards the infrared ray pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sookyoung Roh, Seokho Yun, Sunghyun Nam
  • Patent number: 10763382
    Abstract: The invention relates to quantum dot and photodetector technology, and more particularly, to quantum dot infrared photodetectors (QDIPs) and focal plane array. The invention further relates to devices and methods for the enhancement of the photocurrent of quantum dot infrared photodetectors in focal plane arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: University of Massachusetts
    Inventors: Xuejun Lu, Guiru Gu, Puminun Vasinajindakaw
  • Patent number: 10760955
    Abstract: A dual sensor module includes a substrate, a light source, a first encapsulant, a second encapsulant, a photodetector, and an electrode. The light source is disposed on the substrate. The first encapsulant is formed over the light source. The photodetector is disposed on the substrate. The second encapsulant is formed over the photodetector. The electrode is electrically connected to the substrate and is entirely located between the light source and the photodetector. A dual sensing accessory and a dual sensing device having the dual sensor module for detecting optical and electrical properties are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Biophotonic Corporation
    Inventors: Chang-Sheng Chu, Yu-Tang Li, Yeh-Wen Lee, Chih-Hsun Fan, Lung-Pin Chung, Jyh-Chern Chen, Shuang-Chao Chung
  • Patent number: 10761253
    Abstract: An out-of-field rejection filter (OFRF) can be used in optical systems to reject stray light. Such optical systems can include cameras, projectors, star trackers, and virtual reality or augmented reality displays. The OFRF can include a converter to convert randomly polarized light to p-polarized light and an angular selectivity layer to select in-field p-polarized light and reject out-of-field p-polarized light. The converter and the angular selectivity layer are configured so as to filter out-of-field light while passing in-field light within a light bandwidth. The angular selectivity layer can be a multilayer film of interleaved materials having alternating permittivity and magnetic permeability properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kevin J. Romero
  • Patent number: 10760957
    Abstract: A multispectral sensor array can include a combination of ranging sensor channels (e.g., LIDAR sensor channels) and ambient-light sensor channels tuned to detect ambient light having a channel-specific property (e.g., color). The sensor channels can be arranged and spaced to provide multispectral images of a field of view in which the multispectral images from different sensors are inherently aligned with each other to define an array of multispectral image pixels. Various optical elements can be provided to facilitate imaging operations. Light ranging/imaging systems incorporating multispectral sensor arrays can operate in rotating and/or static modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Ouster, Inc.
    Inventors: Angus Pacala, Mark Frichtl
  • Patent number: 10755866
    Abstract: Graphene photodetectors capable of operating in the sub-bandgap region relative to the bandgap of semiconductor nanoparticles, as well as methods of manufacturing the same, are provided. A photodetector can include a layer of graphene, a layer of semiconductor nanoparticles, a dielectric layer, a supporting medium, and a packaging layer. The semiconductor nanoparticles can be semiconductors with bandgaps larger than the energy of photons meant to be detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: The University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Jinyao Tang, Ze Xiong, Jiawei Chen
  • Patent number: 10756130
    Abstract: There is provided a solid-state imaging device including a substrate having a surface over which a plurality of photodiodes are formed, and a protection film that is transparent, has a water-proofing property, and includes a side wall part vertical to the surface of the substrate and a ceiling part covering a region surrounded by the side wall part, the side wall part and the ceiling part surrounding a region where the plurality of photodiodes are arranged over the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shinji Miyazawa, Yutaka Ooka