Patents Examined by Kiho Kim
  • Patent number: 11125613
    Abstract: An extreme ultraviolet light sensor unit according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes: a mirror configured to reflect extreme ultraviolet light; a wavelength filter configured to selectively transmit the extreme ultraviolet light reflected by the mirror; an optical sensor configured to detect the extreme ultraviolet light having transmitted through the wavelength filter; and a purge gas supply unit disposed to supply purge gas to a space between the wavelength filter and the optical sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Gigaphoton Inc.
    Inventor: Kotaro Miyashita
  • Patent number: 11125685
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for Crystal Anisotropy Terahertz Microscopy (“CATM”) is provided. The apparatus includes an emitter configured to emit a THz pulse and a detector configured to detect the THz pulse after the pulse is transmitted through a sample disposed on a sample surface of the detector. A pulsed radiation generator generates a probe beam to interrogate the detector. The detector may include an electro-optical (“EO”) crystal configured to change in birefringence according to the THz pulse. The sample surface of the detector may have a dielectric coating which is transmissive to THz and reflective to the probe beam. The sample is disposed on the dielectric coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: The Research Foundation for The State University of New York
    Inventors: Andrea G. Markelz, Gheorghe Acbas, Katherine A. Niessen
  • Patent number: 11125701
    Abstract: A test apparatus for challenging contaminant monitoring apparatus. The test apparatus includes contaminant provisions having a pre-selected property including any one or more of the group including composition, material, mass, size and/or shape of a contaminant. The test apparatus also includes identification provisions for identifying the presence of the contaminant provisions and/or for identifying the identity of the test apparatus. The contaminant provisions and the identification provisions are detectable and/or discriminateable by X-rays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Cheyney Design & Development LTD.
    Inventor: Richard Parmee
  • Patent number: 11123031
    Abstract: A system (300) for radiation dose monitoring in a medical environment (305) includes an imaging device (310) for directing radiation (312) onto a patient (315) and a radiation dose measuring device (325) for measuring a radiation dose of at least one medical personnel (320) within the medical environment (305). The system further includes a processor (327) for receiving radiation dose information of the patient or of the at least one medical personnel, and for rendering, in real-time, a virtual object (401) associated with each radiation dose measuring device (325), the virtual object (401) representing radiation dose information. The system can further include a display (340) for displaying distribution of radiation (505) in the medical environment (305).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventors: Molly Lara Flexman, Ashish Panse, Alalao Ayman, Christopher Martel, Marcin Arkadiusz Balicki
  • Patent number: 11119043
    Abstract: Provided herein are analyzers as well as related methods for measuring both an absorbance and emission of a sample. The analyzer includes light sources for epi-illumination and transillumination of the sample, and detectors for measuring the intensities of excitation, emission, and transillumination light. A dichroic mirror permits a portion of the excitation light to transmit to a detector that monitors changes in excitation light intensity. Temperature sensors allow for signal corrections based on temperature variations of the detectors and sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: PROCISEDX INC.
    Inventors: David Booker, Michael Hale, Raj Srikrishnan, Mark Mayernick, Xiaopei Huang
  • Patent number: 11119027
    Abstract: A microbial particle is accurately counted in distinction from a non-microbial particle. A preceding-stage irradiation section 2 irradiates a sample as fluid with ultraviolet light at a preceding stage of a microbial particle counter 1. The ultraviolet light is ultraviolet light having a deep ultraviolet region, the ultraviolet light increasing the fluorescence intensity of a first autofluorescence substance in the microbial particle. The microbial particle counter 1 measures light intensity in a first wavelength range including the fluorescence wavelength of the first autofluorescence substance. In addition, the microbial particle counter 1 measures light intensity in a specific second wavelength range. Further, the microbial particle counter 1 counts the microbial particle in distinction from a non-microbial particle in the fluid based on the measured light intensity in the first wavelength range and the measured light intensity in the specific second wavelength range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: RION Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuma Sekimoto
  • Patent number: 11119226
    Abstract: A variety of applications can include a gamma ray logging system having a gamma ray detector, where temperature sensitivity of the gamma ray detector is accounted for in the operation of the logging system. Correction of sensitivity of the gamma ray detector can include using a measure of sensitivity drift derived from temperature binned gamma ray spectra from measurements by the gamma ray detector over a calibration period for a number of calibration periods. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Nabors Drilling Technologies USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Marian Morys
  • Patent number: 11112359
    Abstract: A target substance detection device detecting a target substance using magnetic particles includes a detection chip, a light irradiation unit, and a magnetic field application unit, wherein the detection chip includes a light transmissive member having a sensing surface arranged on a surface constituting a top surface relative to a bottom surface, an inclined surface, and a main body portion capable of receiving light and guiding the light through the interior, the light transmissive member having a light directing structure in which the light applied from the top surface side and passed through the inclined surface is directed via the main body portion to the sensing surface under the condition of total reflection, the light irradiation unit is operable to irradiate the sensing surface with light under the condition of total reflection via the light directing structure, and the magnetic field application unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Makoto Fujimaki, Hiroki Ashiba, Masato Yasuura, Shu Tanabe, Susumu Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11112355
    Abstract: Acoustically mediated spintronic THz emitters in which sound waves, rather than direct laser pulses, give rise to a spin current in a magnetic material via magnetoelastic coupling are provided. The THz emitters include a metal layer that acts as a light-to-acoustic transducer. Also provided are THz time-domain spectrometers (THz-TDSs) that incorporate the THz emitters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Jiamian Hu, Shihao Zhuang
  • Patent number: 11099280
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for imaging assemblies including different layers. The layers include a planar layer positioned on imaging components. A scintillator layer is positioned above the planar layer and a sealing layer is positioned above the scintillator layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Marc Schaepkens, William Andrew Hennessy, Douglas Albagli, Ahmet Gun Erlat
  • Patent number: 11097309
    Abstract: A system and a method for irradiating an object and potentially for controlling the irradiation or other conditions relating to an effect of the irradiation. A sensor is translated along a longitudinal direction of the radiation emitter and in a space between the radiation emitter and the objects irradiated to arrive at information relating to a parameter relating to the effect of the irradiation, such as the radiation, and derived in the space between the radiation emitter and the objects irradiated. Calibrating the sensor readings and adjusting the radiating emitter output, thereby controlling the irradiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: EFSEN Engineering A/S
    Inventors: Thomas Efsen, Agge Winther
  • Patent number: 11099064
    Abstract: A system for monitoring ultraviolet (UV) exposure of a wearer. The system comprises a wearable device operable to sense UV radiation levels to which the wearer is exposed, and to transmit UV radiation information. The system further comprises an external computing device in remote communication with the wearable device, operable to receive the UV radiation information from the wearable device and configured to determine the wearer's real-time UV index value and the wearer's daily cumulative percentage of minimal erythema dose based upon the UV radiation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: ECLIPSE Rx, LLC
    Inventor: Brian M. Matthys
  • Patent number: 11094737
    Abstract: A flat panel detector includes: a substrate, a gate line and a read signal line define a detection region, a detection unit includes a first photoelectric converter, a thin film transistor and a second photoelectric converter, the first photoelectric converter and the second photoelectric converter are on two side of the thin film transistor and connected with it; a gate electrode layer of the thin film transistor is connected with the gate line, and a source electrode or a drain electrode of the thin film transistor is connected with the read signal line; a gap region is between the second photoelectric converter and at least one selected from a group consisting of the gate line defining the detection unit, the read signal line defining the detection unit and the thin film transistor, and an orthographic projection of the first photoelectric converter on the substrate at least covers the gap region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: Xuecheng Hou, Jianxing Shang, Xiaobin Shang, Xiaodong Li
  • Patent number: 11092699
    Abstract: A scintillator panel includes a substrate made of an organic material, a barrier layer formed on the substrate and including thallium iodide as a main component, and a scintillator layer formed on the barrier layer and including cesium iodide as a main component. According to this scintillator panel, moisture resistance can be improved by providing the barrier layer between the substrate and the scintillator layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: Keisuke Goto, Kazuhiro Shirakawa, Hidenori Jonishi, Masashi Hatanaka, Haruki Yamaji, Jun Sakurai, Yutaka Kusuyama
  • Patent number: 11090833
    Abstract: Near InfraRed NIR technology, including NIR cameras and detectors, is used to accurately identify surface irregularities on a surface of a veneer sheet or other wood product. Based on the identified surface irregularities for a given wood product, one or more actions are taken with respect to wood product or production process to ensure the wood product is put to the most efficient, effective, and valuable use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Boise Cascade Company
    Inventors: David Bolton, Jude Richard Peek, Curtis Fennell
  • Patent number: 11073425
    Abstract: A remote monitoring system can include a plurality of infrared cables, where each of the infrared cables can have a respective first opening at a first end of the cable and a respective second opening at a second end of the infrared cable that is opposite the first end. The infrared cables can be configured to conduct infrared light emitted from a respective one of a plurality of monitored locations into the respective first opening to exit at the respective second opening. An infrared camera including an infrared sensor array can be optically coupled to each of the second openings of the plurality of infrared cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventor: Pratik Shirish Patel
  • Patent number: 11073624
    Abstract: A radiographic imaging apparatus, includes: a planar-shaped flexible scintillator board that emits light at an intensity according to a radiation dose of received radiation; a flexible photoelectric conversion panel that includes a plurality of photodetection elements formed so as to be distributed two-dimensionally on a surface of a flexible support board, and is arranged such that an element-formed surface on which the photodetection elements are formed faces the scintillator board, the photodetection elements generating charges according to an intensity of the received radiation; and a moisture barrier layer that is formed of a material having characteristics of preventing moisture from passing therethrough, and covers a surface of the scintillator board opposite to a surface facing the photodetection elements, a side surface of the scintillator board, and a surface of the photoelectric conversion panel opposite to the element-formed surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshito Yamamoto, Kazuya Ikeda, Yasuhito Kuwahara
  • Patent number: 11061153
    Abstract: A flexible DR detector assembly bendable along one axis and not bendable along a second axis is used with an x-ray source for radiographic imaging of a human anatomy, veterinary anatomy, or industrial equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley S. Jadrich, Timothy J. Wojcik
  • Patent number: 11061481
    Abstract: A method in an electronic device, the method includes projecting infrared (“IR”) light from a plurality of light emitting diodes (“LEDs”) disposed proximate to the perimeter of the electronic device, detecting, by a sensor, IR light originating from at least two of the plurality of LEDs reflected from off of a person, and carrying out a function based on the relative strength of the detected IR light from the LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Rachid Mohsen Alameh, Patrick J. Cauwels, Kenneth A. Paitl
  • Patent number: 11058897
    Abstract: An electron accelerator including a resonant cavity, an electron source, an RF system, and at least one magnet unit is provided. The resonant cavity further includes a hollow closed conductor and the electron source is configured to radially inject a beam of electrons into the cavity. The RF system is configured to generate an electric field to accelerate the electrons along radial trajectories. The at least one magnet unit further-includes a deflecting magnet configured to generate a magnetic field that deflects an electron beam emerging out of the resonant cavity along a first radial trajectory and redirects the electron beam into the resonant cavity along a second radial trajectory. The resonant cavity further includes a first half shell, a second half shell, and a central ring element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Ion Beam Applications S.A.
    Inventor: Raphael Van Roermund