Patents Examined by Mark R. Gaworecki
  • Patent number: 11948774
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for determination of the gas composition of a sample gas using glow discharge optical emission spectroscopy, in which the method comprises: generating one or more oscillating electromagnetic fields within a plasma cell to excite particles within the cell, to produce a glow discharge plasma in the plasma cell, and controlling the operating conditions for the plasma cell while flowing a gas mixture through the plasma cell to maintain glow discharge optical emissions from the plasma within a desired operating range; and monitoring one or more glow discharge optical emissions from the plasma in the plasma cell by measuring the optical emissions, or measuring a signal that correlates with the optical emissions, at twice the plasma excitation frequency; and processing the signal during each excitation cycle of the electromagnetic excitation, to determine the concentration of a gas within a gas mixture flowing through the plasma cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Servomex Group Limited
    Inventors: Bahram Alizadeh, Martin Lopez
  • Patent number: 11940380
    Abstract: Systems and methods for sensing vibrational absorption induced photothermal effect via a visible light source. A Mid-infrared photothermal probe (MI-PTP, or MIP) approach achieves 10 mM detection sensitivity and sub-micron lateral spatial resolution. Such performance exceeds the diffraction limit of infrared microscopy and allows label-free three-dimensional chemical imaging of live cells and organisms. Distributions of endogenous lipid and exogenous drug inside single cells can be visualized. MIP imaging technology may enable applications from monitoring metabolic activities to high-resolution mapping of drug molecules in living systems, which are beyond the reach of current infrared microscopy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Delong Zhang, Ji-Xin Cheng
  • Patent number: 11940323
    Abstract: An electromagnetic wave module comprising a chip and a lens unit. The chip has a first face, a second face opposed to the first face, and a third face connecting the first face and the second face. The lens unit has a curved face forming a lens, a fourth face opposed to the curved face, and a recessed portion encompassed in an outer edge of the curved face on a projected plane in an optical axis of the lens. The recessed portion has a fifth face disposed at a position closer to the curved face than the fourth face, and a sixth face connecting the fifth face and the fourth face. At least a part of the sixth face of the recessed portion is in contact with at least a part of the third face of the chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takeaki Itsuji
  • Patent number: 11940576
    Abstract: Various technologies presented herein relate to a method and equipment for detecting both airborne radioisotope and molecular effluent gases. Multi-Axis Sensing can be conducted by utilizing a pressurized MOF sorbent, such as a scintillating Metal-Organic Frameworks (S-MOFs). These MOFs are crystalline nanoporous materials that have synthetic versatility that allow adjustment of pore size, chemical environment, and luminescence properties. A method for detecting an analyte in a fluid sample is provided that comprises: loading a sorbent with a sample fluid, wherein the sorbent comprises a MOF material; pressurizing the sample fluid to increase the fluid in the sorbent thereby making a pressurized sorbent; and detecting ionizing radiation or a chemical property of the analyte in the pressurized sorbent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Mark D. Allendorf, Fred Patrick Doty
  • Patent number: 11931174
    Abstract: Exemplary aspects of a treatment device are described, such as a body, a plurality of generator elements, and a housing. The body may contain a processing unit. The plurality of generator elements may be disposed within the body and be independently operable to output different energy types. The housing may be removably securable to the body. The housing may have a proximal end, a distal end, and a circumferential wall surrounding the plurality of generator elements when the housing is secured to the body, the distal end of the housing being positionable on skin about an area of the skin. The housing also may include an insulating material for permitting flows of the different energy types toward the area of skin and limiting flows of the different energy types outside the housing. Related apparatus, methods, and systems are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: DATAFEEL INC.
    Inventor: Matthew Robert Leaper
  • Patent number: 11933746
    Abstract: A device to host a crystallization medium, such as a solution, for crystal growth and a system for X-ray diffraction experiments to determine the atomic structure of crystals. A plurality of cells have a well, a sample holder placed in the well. The solution is hosted in the sample holder between thin-plates or one thin-plate. A cap seals an opening to the cell and each sample holder can be extracted independently from each well. A system for automated X-ray diffraction experiments for small crystals in the sample holder extracted from the wells utilizes an ultrasonic acoustic levitator to determine the crystal structure at atomic resolution. X-ray diffraction images are generated by scanning the X-ray beam over the levitated sample holder along a spiral trajectory by rotating the sample holder and moving in the direction perpendicular to the X-ray beam and the rotation axis at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Paul Scherrer Institut
    Inventors: Soichiro Tsujino, Takashi Tomizaki, Michal Kepa
  • Patent number: 11927548
    Abstract: Interface surfaces of mechanical system components may comprise one or more radiographic markers. A radiographic marker may comprise a marker material having a radiopacity greater than a radiopacity of a parent material of a mechanical system component that comprises that radiographic marker. Mechanical systems comprising one or more radiographically-marked components may be radiographically imaged to determine wear, damage, and/or other conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Science Applications International Corporation
    Inventor: Theodore W. Eastes
  • Patent number: 11927538
    Abstract: Zero power wireless sensors, devices, and systems are used for crop water content monitoring. The sensors consume no power while monitoring for the presence of dry crop conditions. Infrared reflectance from plants is measured and when selected spectral conditions are met, a circuit is closed, activating an alarm, an RFID tag, or a radio transmitter. The deployed sensors consume no power while monitoring, reducing or eliminating the need to change batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Northeastern University
    Inventors: Matteo Rinaldi, Zhenyun Qian, Vageeswar Rajaram
  • Patent number: 11927436
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to an inspection method for training a measurement machine to accurately measure side joint lengths and detecting a defect among a plurality of solder joints. The method includes receiving a first data representing the side joint lengths of the plurality of solder joints measured by a first measurement machine and a second data representing the side joint lengths measured by a second measurement machine. Further, the method includes determining a correlation value based on a statistical analysis of a relationship between the first data and the second data. The method further includes updating an algorithm used by the first measurement machine to measure the side joint lengths, based on the correlation value to reduce deviation between the first data and the second data. Later, the updated algorithm is used as a dimensional metrology in the first measurement machine for detecting the defect in the solder joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Jaime E. Llinas, Saravanan Rathakrishnan, Yanyan Xia, ZeLin Wu, Yanli Li, JunHui Li, Jian Miremadi
  • Patent number: 11928846
    Abstract: A method is provided for detecting presence and absence of a creature. The method includes, receiving an input signal from a radiation sensor; applying a first low-pass filter to the received input signal with a first time constant and generating a first filter output; applying a second low-pass filter to the received input signal with a second time constant and generating a second filter output. The method also includes determining a presence of a creature by comparing a slope of the first filter output to a predetermined value; and determining an absence of the creature based on further processing. A corresponding device for detecting presence and absence of a creature is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Inventors: Daniel Lindstedt, Maria Zevgren Sundberg, Annie Thorburn, Maciej Walesiak
  • Patent number: 11927706
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a radiation detector includes a base body, a first radiation detection element, and a second radiation detection element. The base body includes a first surface. The first surface includes first and second partial regions. A first direction from the first partial region toward the second partial region is along the first surface. The first radiation detection element is fixable to the first partial region. The second radiation detection element includes a first detecting part fixable to the second partial region. The first detecting part includes first and second end portions. A second direction from the first end portion toward the second end portion crosses the first surface. The second end portion is between the first end portion and the second partial region in the second direction. The first radiation detection element does not overlap the first end portion in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Inventors: Isao Takasu, Kohei Nakayama, Atsushi Wada, Fumihiko Aiga, Yuko Nomura
  • Patent number: 11918405
    Abstract: A radiation reduction system that includes a computer and an imaging device configured to provide an image of a subject during a medical procedure using electromagnetic radiation. A variety of inputs are accepted from the medical practitioner using the computer such as subject body type, weight, and the like. These user inputs are used by the computer to determine operating settings that are transmitted to the imaging device using a communications link that may be wireless. The calculated settings are useful to generate one or more medically useful images of the subject while significantly reducing the overall radiation exposure to the subject and/or the personnel and/or medical practitioner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: RADuxtion, LLC
    Inventors: Phillip R. Kingma, Letrisha Weber
  • Patent number: 11921243
    Abstract: A scintillation crystal can include a rare earth silicate, an activator, and a Group 2 co-dopant. In an embodiment, the Group 2 co-dopant concentration may not exceed 200 ppm atomic in the crystal or 0.25 at % in the melt before the crystal is formed. The ratio of the Group 2 concentration/activator atomic concentration can be in a range of 0.4 to 2.5. In another embodiment, the scintillation crystal may have a decay time no greater than 40 ns, and in another embodiment, have the same or higher light output than another crystal having the same composition except without the Group 2 co-dopant. In a further embodiment, a boule can be grown to a diameter of at least 75 mm and have no spiral or very low spiral and no cracks. The scintillation crystal can be used in a radiation detection apparatus and be coupled to a photosensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Luxium Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Blahuta, Vladimir Ouspenski
  • Patent number: 11921064
    Abstract: The invention relates to a detection arrangement, a detection system comprising said arrangement, and a method of processing data from said arrangement. The detector arrangement disclosed comprises at least one array of detectors, wherein the detectors are configured to detect photons emitted from an object as a result of positron annihilation due to irradiation of the object with photons of a predetermined energy. Each detector in the array is linked to or associated with one or more other detector in the array to define a region of interest (RoI). The detector arrangement comprises or is communicatively coupled to a coincidence trigger unit which is configured to register or determine a coincidence in response to receiving detection signals from two different detectors forming part of the same RoI and indicating detection of substantially back-to-back co-linear and co-incident photons in the RoI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: University of Johannesburg
    Inventors: Simon Henry Connell, Martin Nkululeko Hogan Cook, Richard Charles Andrew
  • Patent number: 11913919
    Abstract: Techniques and apparatus for an acquisition-stage peak width determination process are described. In one embodiment, for example, an apparatus may include at least one memory, and logic coupled to the at least one memory. The logic may be configured to implement an acquisition-stage peak width determination process operative to access acquisition-stage analytical information comprising at least one sequence of data points, determine a peak data point associated based on the peak data point meeting a plurality of acquisition-stage conditions, and determine the acquisition-stage peak width associated with the peak data point. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventor: Jose L. De Corral
  • Patent number: 11913891
    Abstract: A structure for pressurization analysis includes a sample accommodating unit (10) for accommodating an all-solid-state battery (S) therein, and a pressurizing unit (30) having a pressurizing mechanism for causing pressure to act on the all-solid-state battery (S). The all-solid-state battery (S) is pressurized inside the sample accommodating unit (10) while being sandwiched between a pressure receiving member (21) and a pressing member (22). Further, an X-ray window (14) is provided in an outer radial direction orthogonal to an acting direction of the pressure from the pressurizing unit (30), and reflection type X-ray diffraction measurement can be performed through the X-ray window (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventor: Koichiro Ito
  • Patent number: 11908718
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for the in-situ measurement of metrology parameters are disclosed herein. Some embodiments of the disclosure further provide for the real-time adjustment of process parameters based on the measure metrology parameters. Some embodiments of the disclosure provide for a multi-stage processing chamber top plate with one or more sensors between process stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramesh Krishnamurthy, Lakshmanan Karuppiah
  • Patent number: 11906675
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for real-time dosimetry. An electron beam irradiation system includes one or more detectors. The detectors have coils that, when an electron travels by a sensor pad in the detector, the electron induces a current into the coils. The current is detected and the electron is counted. The number of electrons counted at the one or more detectors is compared to the number of electrons leaving an electron gun, giving a dosage of the workpiece being irradiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Reveam, Inc.
    Inventors: Chip Starns, Eric Burgett
  • Patent number: 11906923
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an upper guide unit fixed to the image forming apparatus and configured to guide an upper surface of the sheet discharged by a roller pair, a stack unit provided at a position recessed from an upper exterior unit of the image forming apparatus, and an operation unit including a display unit. The discharged sheets are stacked on the stack unit. The upper guide unit extends more to a downstream side in the discharge direction than the roller pair. The operation unit and the upper guide unit each have a portion overlapping with each other. When viewed in an axial direction of the roller pair, the operation unit and the upper guide unit are arranged at positions through which a straight line orthogonal to a plane passing through axes of rollers of the roller pair and passing through a nip portion of the roller pair passes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ko Katahira, Keita Nakajima
  • Patent number: 11895254
    Abstract: A mobile terminal device including: an ultraviolet LED unit for irradiating an object with ultraviolet rays of a wavelength between 200 nm or more and less than 400 nm; an image sensor unit for capturing, as a ultraviolet irradiation region, the ultraviolet rays irradiated from the ultraviolet LED unit, an image sensor part for converting into image data the ultraviolet irradiation region captured by the image sensor unit; and a display and touch panel unit for displaying, as image information, the ultraviolet irradiation region converted into image data by the image sensor part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventor: Yoshihiko Kuroki