Patents Examined by Marcus Taningco
  • Patent number: 10209362
    Abstract: A pulse repetition frequency detector, tracker, and decoder includes a two-dimensional InGaAs FPA of photodetectors configured to convert laser signals into electrical signals. A ROIC is operatively connected to the InGaAs FPA to condition electrical signals from the InGaAs FPA. A module is operatively connected to the ROIC to decode pulsed codes in the conditioned electrical signals and to provide output for tracking decoded laser spots in two-dimensional space. In another aspect, an imaging device includes an imager with an imaging FPA operatively connected to a first ROIC for imaging. A pulse repetition frequency detector, tracker, and decoder including a second ROIC as described above, is operatively connected to the first ROIC. The first and second ROICs are operatively connected to correlate the position of decoded laser spots in images from the imaging FPA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sensors Unlimited, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Nazemi, Robert Rozploch, John P. Barby, Andrew Eckhardt
  • Patent number: 10208587
    Abstract: A detector assembly includes scintillators configured to generate a light signal in response to an impinging backscatter signal, where the scintillators are arranged in a first pattern, a plurality of first detectors, where each first detector is coupled to a scintillator and configured to receive a first portion of a light signal from that scintillator, and where the first detectors are arranged in a second pattern aligned with the first pattern, a plurality of second detectors, where each second detector is disposed adjacent a scintillator and configured to receive a second portion of the light signal from that scintillator, and where the plurality of second detectors is arranged in a third pattern, and a scintillator collimator including a plurality of openings and configured to selectively receive the backscatter signal, where the detector assembly is configured to provide depth resolution, azimuthal resolution, a defect type, a defect size, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ansas Matthias Kasten, John Scott Price, Juan Pablo Cilia, Chengbao Wang, William Robert Ross, Brian David Yanoff, Stanislav Ivanovich Soloviev, Sudeep Mandal
  • Patent number: 10190909
    Abstract: A path detection system based on SBUV light signals is provided, including a SBUV light signal emitter, a SBUV detectors and a signal processing module, wherein the SBUV light signal emitter is arranged on a road to serve as a path mark line; the SBUV detector is configured to detect the path mark line and transmit the detected signals from the SBUV light signal emitter to the signal processing module; and the signal processing module acquires a traveling path in real time by using a path line extraction algorithm, and eventually outputs path information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: NANJING UNIVERSITY 5D TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Feng Yan, Jun Wang, Xiang Li, Xun Cao, Xi Zhu, Wei Li, Weisong Pan
  • Patent number: 10189632
    Abstract: A handheld aerosol-generating device may include an emitter configured to emit light, a sensor configured to receive light, and an aerosol chamber configured to hold an aerosol. The emitter may emit light into the aerosol chamber. The sensor may receive light from the aerosol chamber and measure at least one wavelength of the spectrum of the received light. Direct measurement of parameters, and/or the presence, of the aerosol in the aerosol chamber may be enabled, where the direct measurement of parameters of the aerosol in the aerosol chamber may enable optimal operation of an aerosol-generating system that may be the handheld aerosol-generating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventor: Michel Bessant
  • Patent number: 10184839
    Abstract: The present invention relates to uncooled microbolometers which can be integrated in future thermal instruments engaged in land imaging on future observatories. The present invention includes: (1) developing and characterizing a microstructured VOx thin film, and, (2) fabricating an uncooled microbolometer array over the 8-14 micron spectral band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of NASA
    Inventors: Ari D. Brown, Emily M. Barrentine, Shahid Aslam
  • Patent number: 10185042
    Abstract: Provided are an array substrate of an X-ray detector, a digital X-ray detector including the same, a method for manufacturing an array substrate of an X-ray detector, and a method for manufacturing an X-ray detector. More specifically, provided are an array substrate of an X-ray detector which is capable of tracking a defective line with high accuracy since the array substrate includes a first line extended in a first direction, a second line extended in the first direction and apart from the first line, and a plurality of line identifiers provided between the first line and the second line, a digital X-ray detector including the same, a method for manufacturing an array substrate of an X-ray detector, and a method for manufacturing an X-ray detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: JaeHo Yoon, MoonSoo Kang, JaeKwang Lee, ShiHyung Park
  • Patent number: 10182194
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed at a method and apparatus for improving method and apparatus for improved modulation transfer function and detective quantum efficiency of X-ray detectors. The method and apparatus include digitizing microelement outputs obtained by micro sensor elements and the generating pixel outputs from these digitized microelement outputs. Each pixel output is the sum of a plurality of weighting factored microelement outputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventors: Karim S. Karim, Ian A. Cunningham
  • Patent number: 10182195
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure may include a focal plane array configured to capture thermal image data from a scene. The embodiments may further include a sensor window displaced a first distance from the focal plane array. The embodiments may also include a protective window displaced a second distance greater than the first distance from the focal plane array, wherein the second distance causes damage or debris incident on the protective window to be out of focus in the thermal image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: FLIR Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Kostrzewa, Bruce Covington, Chris Posch
  • Patent number: 10180492
    Abstract: A laser illumination unit for illuminating a target object with high-power laser radiation includes multiple rigidly-interconnected laser beam modules that are designed to emit laser radiation and an aiming unit to aim the laser beam modules at the target object. Each of the laser beam modules includes an optical element that is designed to aim laser radiation at a target point of the target object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: MBDA Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Rudolf Protz
  • Patent number: 10168525
    Abstract: Certain aspects pertain to multi-well systems, devices, and methods of Fourier ptychographic and fluorescence imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Jinho Kim, Changhuei Yang
  • Patent number: 10159852
    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: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: RefleXion Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Mazin, Akshay Nanduri
  • Patent number: 10161800
    Abstract: A detection device for infrared radiation has a detection circuit of infrared radiation equipped with at least one photodetector. A readout circuit is electrically connected to the detection circuit, and is configured to process the signal emitted by the detection circuit. A Joule-Thomson cooler cools a cold table thermally and mechanically connected to the detection circuit and the readout circuit. The cold table including an internal cavity supplied with gaseous mixture. A relief port of the gas mixture is arranged at an input in the internal cavity. An output of the compressor feeds the relief port in a gaseous mixture. The input of the compressor receives the relaxed gaseous mixture from an output of the internal cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: SOCIETE FRANCAISE DE DETECTEURS INFRAROUGES—SOFRADIR
    Inventors: Jean-Christophe Terme, Antoine Kessler
  • Patent number: 10159457
    Abstract: An X-ray diagnostic apparatus comprises: an X-ray detector including a first detector and a second detector capable of simultaneously detecting X-rays irradiated from an X-ray tube; and processing circuitry configured to correct, by using information of a second image that is based on an output from the second detector, a first image that is based on an output from the first detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Akihito Takahashi, Haruki Iwai
  • Patent number: 10158813
    Abstract: An image pickup device including an amplification transistor (136) and a photodiode (134) is provided. The photodiode is configured to generate an electric charge and provide the electric charge to a first terminal of the amplification transistor. The image pickup device also includes a selection transistor (131) having a first terminal electrically connected to a second terminal of the amplification transistor and a second terminal of the selection transistor electrically connected to a signal line (129) is provided. In particular, a third terminal of the amplification transistor is electrically connected to a ground potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Nishihara
  • Patent number: 10151716
    Abstract: An internal imaging system has a radiation source and a plurality of detectors positioned to receive portions of the plurality of collimated beams that have been attenuated by interaction with the target. The radiation source is configured to irradiate a target with a plurality of collimated beams of radiation. Two of the plurality of collimated beams of radiation may have different beam shapes. Another internal imaging system includes a radiation source configured to irradiate a target with at least one collimated beam of radiation and at least one detector. A planar rotating collimator is positioned adjacent to the radiation source and is configured to form the at least one collimated beam. The at least one detector is positioned to receive attenuated portions of the at least one collimated beam. The radiation source may be or include a neutron source. The detectors may be or include a plurality of neutron converters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: GEORGETOWN RAIL EQUIPMENT COMPANY
    Inventors: Jeb E. Belcher, Gregory Thomas Grissom, James Edward Baciak, Kelly Alexander Jordan, Jyothier Nimmagadda, Shuang Cui, Michele Viola Manuel
  • Patent number: 10145965
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a detection assembly for detecting radiation emitted by radionuclides present within an animal. The detection assembly includes a housing having one or more walls defining a chamber. The detection assembly also includes a cover removably positioned over the top end of the housing, with the cover being configured for receipt of the animal. Furthermore, the detection assembly includes a radiation sensor positioned within the chamber. The radiation sensor is configured to detect the radiation emitted by the radionuclides present within the animal. Additionally, the detection assembly includes a shield positioned around a first portion of the radiation sensor, with the shield being configured to at least partially shield the radiation sensor from environmental radiation. A second portion of the radiation sensor is unshielded to permit the radiation sensor to receive radiation emitted by the radionuclides present within the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SAVANNAH RIVER NUCLEAR SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: David P. DiPrete, Tad S. Whiteside, Donald J. Pak, Timothy J. Aucott, Alexander D. Brand, Teresa P. Eddy, Karen M. Vangelas
  • Patent number: 10143857
    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: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: RefleXion Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Mazin, Akshay Nanduri
  • Patent number: 10139344
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are spectrofluorometric adaptors for cell holders in spectrofluorometers and uses of the adapters in spectrofluorometric methods that enable fluorescence detection from surfaces of a microcell in conventional horizontal-beam spectrofluorometers equipped with standard cell holders and having multiple excitation channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Marquette University
    Inventor: Evgueni Kovriguine
  • Patent number: 10134571
    Abstract: A detector (100) comprises an upstream ionization chamber (110), a downstream detector chamber (120) and a signal processor (160). The ionization chamber (110) comprises a first electrode (111), a second electrode (112) and an ionization chamber gas (114). The detector chamber (120) comprises a converter unit (130) adapted to convert incident radiation (6) into electrons (8), an electron amplification device (140) adapted to produce further electrons (9) from the electrons (8), a read-out device (150) adapted to generate a signal representative of the incident radiation (6) and a detector chamber gas (121). The signal processor (160) is adapted to generate a corrected signal by processing the signal representative of the incident radiation (6) based on a current signal representative of an ionization current measured between the first electrode (111) and the second electrode (112) and induced by the incident radiation (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: C-Rad Imaging AB
    Inventors: Gunnar Norberg, Daniel Muñoz
  • Patent number: 10132934
    Abstract: A detection device is formed in a body of semiconductor material having a first face, a second face, and a cavity. A detection area formed in the cavity, and a gas pump is integrated in the body and configured to force movement of gas towards the detection area. A detection system of an optical type or a detector of alpha particles is arranged at least in part in the detection area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L.
    Inventors: Sara Loi, Alberto Pagani