Patents Examined by Marcus H Taningco
  • Patent number: 10712287
    Abstract: An inspection device according to the present disclosure includes a detector for inspection that includes a plurality of pixels arranged on a light receiving surface and acquires image data by transferring charge produced by light received by the plurality of pixels in a transfer direction at a specified transfer timing, a light source that emits illumination light including pulsed light, a pulse enable circuit that controls emission timing for the light source to emit the illumination light based on the transfer timing, an illumination optical system that illuminates an object to be inspected with the illumination light, a condensing optical system that condenses, on the detector for inspection, light from the object to be inspected illuminated with the illumination light, and a processing unit that inspects the object to be inspected by using the image data of the object to be inspected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: LASERTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayasu Nishizawa, Haruhiko Kusunose, Tomohiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10702716
    Abstract: Presented systems and methods facilitate efficient and effective monitoring of particle beams. In some embodiments, a system comprises a primary particle beam generator that generates a primary particle beam, and a monitoring component that monitors the primary particle beam. The monitoring component comprises: a reaction component that is impacted by the primary particle beam, wherein results of an impact include creation of secondary photons; a detection component that detects a characteristic of the secondary photons; and a primary particle beam characteristic determination component that determines a characteristic of the primary particle beam based upon the characteristic of the secondary photons. The characteristic of the primary particle beam can include a radiation dose measurement and dose rate. The reaction component can include a foil component. A resolution time of less than a nano second can be associated with detecting the secondary photon characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Varian Medical Systems Particle Therapy GMBH
    Inventor: Juergen Heese
  • Patent number: 10702217
    Abstract: A system for imaging a subject is provided. The system includes a radiation source, a radiation detector, and a controller. The radiation source is operative to transmit electromagnetic rays through the subject. The radiation detector is operative to receive the electromagnetic rays after having passed through the subject so as to generate a plurality of projections of the subject. The controller is operative to display one or more selectively adjustable markers that define an image stack. The controller is further operative to reconstruct one or more images within the image stack based at least in part on the plurality of projections. Reconstruction of the one or more images is on demand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Katelyn Rose Nye, Benjamin James Beeman, Tabb Patz, Gireesha Rao, Cheryl Ruth Jones, Kristine Gould, Robert Buchanan
  • Patent number: 10704347
    Abstract: A system for analyzing gas extracted from drilling fluid is provided. In one embodiment, the system includes a gas extractor having a gas extraction chamber within a gas extractor housing and a gas outlet for gas separating from the drilling fluid within the gas extraction chamber. Further, the system includes a gas analyzer, which has an optical analyzer and an optical source that are situated outside of the gas extractor. A gas analysis zone is in fluid communication with the gas extraction chamber and is optically connected via at least one fiber optic cable to the optical source and the optical analyzer. Additional methods, systems, and devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Nassim Bentamy, Paul Bertrand, Mahdi Ammar
  • Patent number: 10698124
    Abstract: Devices and methods of testing leaking rays are provided. In one aspect, a device includes a first rotary arm configured to rotate around a first rotary axis, a second rotary arm rotatably connected with the first rotary arm and configured to rotate around a second rotary axis, a probe mounted on a rotating end of the second rotary arm and configured to measure a numerical value of leaking rays at each position at which the probe stays, a mounting base rotatably connected with the second rotary arm and configured to mount a ray source component, a first driving unit configured to drive the first rotary arm to rotate around the first rotary axis, and a second driving unit configured to drive the second rotary arm to rotate around the second rotary axis, the first rotary axis being perpendicular to the second rotary axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Shanghai Neusoft Medical Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuangxue Li, Yiming Zhu, Jun Yu
  • Patent number: 10695583
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for positioning a radiation source with respect to one or more regions of interest in a coordinate system. Such systems and methods may be used in emission guided radiation therapy (EGRT) for the localized delivery of radiation to one or more patient tumor regions. These systems comprise a gantry movable about a patient area, where a plurality of positron emission detectors, a radiation source are arranged movably on the gantry, and a controller. The controller is configured to identify a coincident positron annihilation emission path and to position the radiation source to apply a radiation beam along the identified emission path. The systems and methods described herein can be used alone or in conjunction with surgery, chemotherapy, and/or brachytherapy for the treatment of tumors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: RefleXion Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Mazin, Akshay Nanduri
  • Patent number: 10690898
    Abstract: A light-field microscope includes a light-sheet focusing device configured for outputting illumination light as a light sheet, and a microlens array between an objective lens and a light detector. A sample is irradiated by the light sheet along a direction non-parallel to the sample plane. Light-field data may be acquired from the sample without needing to scan through the thickness of the sample. The microscope implements light-field acquisition in conjunction with selective plane illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Molecular Devices (Austria) GMBH
    Inventors: Josef Atzler, Andreas Kenda
  • Patent number: 10690789
    Abstract: A radiation detection device includes: a radiation detection panel; a supporting member having a first surface and a second surface being opposite to the first surface, wherein the radiation detection panel is provided at a side of the first surface; an electronic component that is provided on the second surface of the supporting member and drives the radiation detection panel or processes an electric signal output from the radiation detection panel; and a housing that accommodates the radiation detection panel, the supporting member, and the electronic component, a bottom of the housing which faces the second surface comprises a flat portion and a slope portion that is adjacent to the flat portion and becomes closer to the second surface as becoming further away from the flat portion, and the electronic component is provided at a position as defined herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hisatsugu Horiuchi, Masateru Tateishi, Shinsuke Noguchi
  • Patent number: 10677648
    Abstract: Whether an optical delay on a space optical path is within a light emission cycle is accurately determined without narrowing a range of a measurable distance in the light emission cycle. A DFF 1 that divides an output pulse of a first DLL (121) by two to provide a first time offset and a DFF 2 that divides an output pulse of a second DLL (122) by two to provide a second time offset are included, and at least following mathematical formulas (1) and (2) are satisfied: O1=m·T½??(1) 0<O1<(N?1)·T1??(2) (where, m?1), when a time corresponding to a difference between the first time offset and the second time offset is O1 and the first cycle is T1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshiki Ikuta, Takuma Hiramatsu, Takayuki Shimizu, Hideki Sato
  • Patent number: 10677040
    Abstract: A method for material evaluation may include detecting photons from gamma ray interactions with material in an annular region between a geological formation and a casing. An energy spectrum is generated from the detected photons. A difference between materials may then be detected based on a comparison of the generated energy spectrum with a reference spectrum for a known material (e.g., good cement, known fluid).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Yike Hu, Weijun Guo
  • Patent number: 10677730
    Abstract: The invention provides improved systems and methods for multiphoton microscopy including pixel clocking techniques for minimizing pixel integration time and providing consistent signal intensity with maximized imaging speeds. Various systems and method are described for optimizing laser repetition rate based on dye lifetime, combining polygonal mirror scanning and stage translation, using the laser pulse signal to time pixel collection, and minimizing laser pulses and dye usage based on signal to background ratios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: APLLIKATE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Michael Levene, Richard Torres
  • Patent number: 10677720
    Abstract: There is provided a detector, and a method of calibrating or correcting a detection value in a wavelength range within an evaluable range by using a detection value in a wavelength range other than the evaluable range by using the detector. The detector includes an active layer containing a quantum well or quantum dots, and that is capable of sweeping a detection peak wavelength of a detection spectrum in a wavelength range within an evaluable range and a wavelength range other than the evaluable range, and is configured to correct or calibrate a detection value in the wavelength range within the evaluable range using a detection value in the wavelength range other than the evaluable range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tazuko Kitazawa, Go Mori
  • Patent number: 10680124
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for improving applications involving the generation and detection of electromagnetic radiation at terahertz (THz) frequencies. Embodiments of the systems and methods include the fabrication and use of plasmonic devices that enhance light-matter interaction at the nanometer scale by extreme focusing with nanostructured metals. This plasmonic enhancement is used to produce high efficiency THz photoconductive switches that combine the benefits of low-temperature grown GaAs while using mature 1.55 ?m femtosecond lasers operating with photon energy below the GaAs band-gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: UVic Industry Partnerships Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Darcie, Reuven Gordon, Afshin Jooshesh
  • Patent number: 10670531
    Abstract: An infrared detection camera for the inspection of coated substrates. A corrosion sensing instrument is handheld, portable, battery powered, compact and lightweight. The camera performs nondestructive, real time imaging of corrosion and defects beneath painted metal or plastics or composite surfaces. The device includes a user-friendly computer interface for real time imaging and image storage capability and is typically used for detecting early stage corrosion beneath painted aircraft aluminum surfaces. The handheld device has a front “open air” imaging port which is designed to be placed in soft contact against the painted surface to be inspected by the instrument. The device includes an infrared camera and infrared lighting to capture an image of the surface. The captured image is transferred to a computer and analyzed to locate imperfections below a coating on a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: LASER & PLASMA TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Mool C. Gupta, Alexander C. Edrington, James I. Harp, Waverley D. Marsh, Guoqing Paul Shen
  • Patent number: 10663605
    Abstract: A single crystal yttrium aluminum perovskite scintillator has a minimum thickness of at least 5 mm and a transmittance of at least 50% at a wavelength of 370 nm. A method for fabricating the yttrium aluminum perovskite scintillator includes acquiring a yttrium aluminum perovskite single crystal boule, annealing the yttrium aluminum perovskite single crystal boule in an oxygen containing environment to obtain a partially annealed crystal, and annealing the partially annealed crystal in an inert environment or a reducing environment to obtain the yttrium aluminum perovskite single crystal scintillator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: CRYTUR
    Inventors: Jan Kubat, Jan Polak, Martin Klejch, Tomas Marek
  • Patent number: 10656289
    Abstract: A protection film covering a scintillator has at least a plurality of metal atoms, an oxygen atom, and a hydrophobic functional group, a certain metal atom of the plurality of metal atoms is bonded to the other metal atom of the plurality of metal atoms through the oxygen atom, the hydrophobic functional group has a carbon atom, and the carbon atom is bonded to any one of the plurality of metal atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tetsunori Ojima
  • Patent number: 10656287
    Abstract: A method includes directing a probe beam to a target that includes an array of data portions in a data storage medium arranged so that a beam area of the probe beam extends across a plurality of adjacent data portions, the array including a data portion subset with each data portion of the subset responsive to the probe beam to produce a response illumination, receiving the response illumination at a detector, and determining data values corresponding to the plurality of adjacent data portions based on the received response illumination. Apparatus and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: David W. Gotthold, Andrew J. Stevens, Nigel D. Browning, Eric Jensen, Nathan L. Canfield, Alan G. Joly
  • Patent number: 10658087
    Abstract: A detection apparatus is usable to detect the neutron absorption capability of a control element of a nuclear installation and includes a neutron radiograph apparatus and a robot apparatus. The neutron radiograph apparatus includes a neutron emission source of variable strength, a detector array, a mask apparatus and a positioning robot all under the control of a central processor and data acquisition unit. The neutron emission source is advantageously switchable between an ON state and OFF state with variable source strength in the ON state, which avoids any need for shielding beyond placing the neutron emission source in an inspection pool at the nuclear plant site including but not limited to the spent fuel or shipping cask laydown pools. The neutron emission source is situated at one side of a wing of the control element and generates a neutron stream, the detector array is situated on an opposite side of a wing, and the neutron emission source and detector array are robotically advanced along the wing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
    Inventor: David L. Stucker
  • Patent number: 10656304
    Abstract: Methods and an x-ray source for sweeping an x-ray beam across an object of inspection. A beam of electrons is emitted by a cathode, while a sweep controller applies a signal to a beam controller in a prescribed path on an anode, thereby causing an x-ray beam to be emitted from an aperture disposed at one apex of a snout of variable length. The aperture may be a Rommel aperture that allows for forming a scanning x-ray of desired size and flux independently of the angle at which the beam is emitted. Scanning rate may be varied during the course of a scan. Multiple x-ray beams may be formed simultaneously, where one beam is inside a conveyance while the other is outside the conveyance, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: American Science and Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Grodzins, Dan-Cristian Dinca, Martin Rommel
  • Patent number: 10660189
    Abstract: An X-ray diagnosis system comprises an inter-capacitor terminal, a first inter-switching-element terminal, a second inter-switching-element terminal, and a third inter-switching-element terminal, wherein the first inter-switching-element terminal, the second inter-switching-element terminal, and the third inter-switching-element terminal are configured to supply three-phase alternating current power, and the inter-capacitor terminal and two of the first inter-switching-element terminal, the second inter-switching-element terminal, and the third inter-switching-element terminal are configured to supply two-phase alternating current power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Fumio Ishiyama