Patents Examined by Matthew G Marini
  • Patent number: 11123975
    Abstract: A screen printing press includes a base and a clamping mechanism which is connected to the base. The clamping mechanism has a first member, a second member disposed perpendicular to the first member, and an edge. The clamping mechanism has X, Y, and Z axes, The screen has a first surface and a second surface perpendicular to the first surface. A protruding stop is disposed on at least one of the first surface and the second surface. The screen is positioned in the clamping mechanism so that the first surface abuts the first member, the second surface abuts the second member, and the protruding stop abuts the edge. The base includes an open frame which defines a volume which is shaped and dimensioned to receive a burn unit, so that when the burn unit is placed within the volume the burn unit is visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventor: Gary Paul Jurman
  • Patent number: 11125608
    Abstract: A window function calculator applies a Hann window function to Vd (n) to obtain a numeric value Vw (n). For twenty successive numeric values Vw(n) for every twenty numeric values (N=20), each of the Fourier calculators to executes Fourier calculation. Further, the SRSS calculators to calculate square root of sum of squares of SIM and COS components of respective orders of the results of Fourier calculation as numeric values A2, A3, A4, A5. A subtractor calculates a numeric value Ci=A3?A5, while a subtractor calculates a numeric value Si=A4?A2. A Frequency calculator calculates a numeric value Fi=(m+1+2*A TAN 2 (Ci, Si)/?)/(NT), which indicates the frequency identified. An amplitude calculator doubles the square root of the sum of squares of the numeric values Ci and Si, and calculates a numeric value Ai that indicates the amplitude of the frequency identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: OKUMA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasukazu Hayashi
  • Patent number: 11117366
    Abstract: A retrofit kit that upgrades an existing inkjet printing mechanism by replacing it with a more efficient and advanced light imaging mechanism. The kit includes a control module, a printhead module, and a retrofit printhead. The control module is operable to communicate with the existing command processor in order to receive a digital image. The retrofit printhead includes a means for emitting light onto an emulsion coated screen and is adapted to attach to and be integrated into an existing XY plotting system within the existing printer. The control module interfaces with the existing command processor to control the XY plotting system and the position of the retrofit printhead. The control module also interfaces with the printhead module to communicate and synchronize the amount of light to be emitted at each position; the printhead module thereafter controls the retrofit printhead to emit the determined amount of light at each position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: Geoff McCue
  • Patent number: 11117390
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a printing unit configured to perform printing onto a medium, a supporting unit configured to support the medium to be printed by the printing unit, a pressing unit configured to be attachable and detachable with respect to the supporting unit and to be attached to the supporting unit to press the medium supported by the supporting unit, and a retainer configured to retain the pressing unit that is removed from the supporting unit. The retainer has a first portion on which the pressing unit is placed, and a second portion positioned closer to a leading end of the retainer than the first portion and above the first portion in a vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Norihiro Yamashita, Nobuhiko Hamada
  • Patent number: 11110698
    Abstract: A sheet gripping mechanism includes a first sheet guide including a guide surface facing a sheet conveyance path along which a sheet is to be conveyed and a second sheet guide which faces the first sheet guide across the sheet conveyance path. The second sheet guide includes a protuberance extending toward the first sheet guide, to locations beyond the guide surface formed by the first sheet guide. When a sheet is located between the first sheet guide and the protuberance of the second sheet guide, the protuberance extends at least a portion of the sheet toward the first sheet guide to bring a part of a surface of the sheet into contact with the first sheet guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jun Yan Tham, Tsuyoshi Sanada
  • Patent number: 11112333
    Abstract: A sensor failure diagnostic apparatus includes a first estimation unit to estimate a mixing ratio of each type of a molecular structure included in a fuel, based on combustion parameters when a combustion of an internal combustion engine is executed in different combustion conditions, among the combustion parameters sensed by a combustion sensor, a second estimation unit to estimate the mixing ratio, based on characteristic parameters sensed by a characteristic sensor, a combustion sensor diagnostic unit to determine whether a failure of the combustion sensor exists, based on a sensed value of the combustion sensor when the combustion is not executed, and a characteristic sensor diagnostic unit to determine whether a failure of the characteristic sensor exists, by comparing the mixing ratio estimated by the first estimation unit with the mixing ratio estimated by the second estimation unit when the combustion sensor diagnostic unit determines the combustion sensor is normal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsunori Okabayashi, Shinya Hoshi
  • Patent number: 11105658
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a computational distributed fiber-optic sensing method and system. The method includes: determining a signal source for modulating intensity of incident light, where the signal source is a binary sequence; using an optical pulse sequence obtained after modulation is performed using the signal source, as an incident light signal, and emitting the incident light signal to an optical fiber; acquiring, according to specified sampling frequency, a scattered light signal obtained through optical fiber scattering; determining, according to the incident light signal and the scattered light signal, a time-domain reconstructed image of a to-be-detected light signal by using a time domain-based differential ghost imaging protocol; and determining a sensing signal of the optical fiber according to the time-domain reconstructed image of the to-be-detected light signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventors: Dapeng Zhou, Wei Peng
  • Patent number: 11099156
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and a device for detecting and evaluating a defect with electromagnetic multi-field coupling. The method includes magnetizing a pipeline with the electromagnetic multi-field coupling; detecting a defect of the pipeline along an axial direction of the pipeline at a constant speed; collecting signals at a position of the defect to obtain magnetic leakage signals in three dimensions and an electrical impedance signal; pre-processing the collected signals; decoupling the pre-processed signals, to obtain decoupled magnetic leakage signals and a decoupled electrical impedance signal; performing impedance analysis on the decoupled electrical impedance signal, and determining a type of the defect based on a phase angle of the decoupled electrical impedance signal; and performing quantification analysis on the decoupled magnetic leakage signals and performing quantification evaluation on a size of the defect using a neural network defect quantification method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Songling Huang, Wei Zhao, Shen Wang, Xinjie Yu, Lisha Peng, Jun Zou, Fuping Wang, Jiarui Dong, Lin Gui, Yue Long
  • Patent number: 11090959
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes an apparatus body, a carriage, an encoder, a detection target member, a detector, and circuitry. The encoder detects an amount of movement of the carriage in a main scanning direction. The target member on the carriage has a cutout portion halfway in the main scanning direction. The detector on the body detects the target member. The circuitry controls a position setting operation for setting a home position of the carriage based on a detection result of detection or non-detection of the target member. The circuitry measures an output pulse of the encoder from when the detection result changes from detection to non-detection until when the detection result changes from non-detection to detection, and determines whether a measured value of the output pulse is equal to or greater than a predetermined value set based on a width of the cutout portion in the main scanning direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kahei Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11090964
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a stamp with metallic elements, may comprise at least one stamping component and one stamping insert. The stamping component may be formed of a top part with a handle element and a bottom part with a cushion-receiving element. The stamping insert may be connected so as to move synchronously via a reversing mechanism having a slide track in the bottom part via a shaft or trunnion to the top part. In the resting position a text plate mounted on the stamping insert may abut against an ink pad soaked with ink in the cushion-receiving element. The metallic elements can be attached from the outside onto the top and bottom parts formed from plastic material and these are fixed via a fastening system of the upper and lower parts. The metal part of the bottom part is fixed on a surface of the plastic part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Trodat GmbH
    Inventors: Konrad Riegler, Markus Zehetner, Helmut Lindner
  • Patent number: 11084301
    Abstract: A method and a device as provided for printing a large surface which is situated, in particular, on a substrate which cannot be fed to a printing device. The method is distinguished by the fact that the perpendicular spacing Azo of a reference point of the device at a plurality of points which are distributed over the printing web from the surface to be printed is determined in each case at the points which are distributed over the printing web, and the perpendicular spacing Az of the print head from the surface to be printed is set in accordance with a previously recorded measured value. Here, the plurality of points can be distributed uniformly over the length of the printing web. The device for carrying out the method has a measuring device for contactless measurement of the spacing between a reference point of the device and the surface to be printed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: A. Schmidt e.K.
    Inventor: Andreas Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11085843
    Abstract: A relational expression calculator calculates a relational expression by performing approximation calculation for data strings each of which associates the value of a subject factor, which varies according to a user or an environment, with an input stress measurement value that is measured when a subject device is used. An input stress calculator calculates an input stress, which is input to the subject device, according to the relational expression and to index data on the subject factor. A failure rate calculator calculates a failure rate of the subject device according to the input stress and to a characteristic value distribution of the subject device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kouta Oishi, Kuniyasu Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11078631
    Abstract: An aspect includes a vehicle that includes rail inspection sensors configured for capturing transducer data describing the rail, and a processor configured for receiving and processing the transducer data in near-real time to determine whether the captured transducer data identifies a suspected rail flaw. The processing includes inputting the captured transducer data to a machine learning system that has been trained to identify patterns in transducer data that indicate rail flaws. The processing also includes receiving an output from the machine learning system, the output indicating whether the captured transducer data identifies a suspected rail flaw. An alert is transmitted to an operator of the vehicle based at least in part on the output indicating that the captured transducer data identifies a suspected rail flaw. The alert includes a location of the suspected rail flaw and instructs the operator to stop the vehicle and to perform a repair action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: SPERRY RAIL HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventor: David Henry Gilbert
  • Patent number: 11072193
    Abstract: A paper compartment in which roll paper can be held has an opening positioned along the second axial end of the roll paper and a wall positioned along the first axial end of the roll paper in the axial direction. The paper loading member can be removably installed in the paper compartment through the opening. The paper loading member has a flange and a roll support member that projects from the flange and is inserted into the paper. When roll paper is held in the paper compartment, the paper loading member is installed in the paper compartment with a first side of the flange contacting the first axial end of the paper, and the roll support member is inserted into the roll paper. When the paper loading member is installed in the paper compartment, the first side of the flange faces the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masahiro Kawajiri
  • Patent number: 11065865
    Abstract: There is described a sheet-fed stamping press (10*) comprising a foil application unit (2*) designed to allow transfer or lamination of foil material onto successive sheets (S), which foil material is fed to the foil application unit (2*) in the form of a foil carrier (FC) supplied by means of a foil feeding system (3). The foil application unit (2*) comprises a stamping cylinder (21) at least one circumferential stamping section (210) provided on a circumference of the stamping cylinder (21) and comprising successive stamping segments (211 *; 211 **) distributed one after the other about the circumference of the stamping cylinder (21), the stamping cylinder (21) also acting as sheet-transporting cylinder and comprising multiple sheet holding units (21a) distributed about the circumference of the stamping cylinder (21) and designed to hold successive sheets (S) against the circumference of the stamping cylinder (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: KBA-Notasys SA
    Inventors: Matthias Gygi, Regina Bauer, Björn Kriege
  • Patent number: 11065746
    Abstract: A method for filtering data derived from a process wherein the data is generated by an input of energy. The method includes these steps: collecting the data from the process to create a parent data set; creating a first window of data; calculating an average of the first window of data; comparing the average of the first window of data to a first threshold value; shifting the first window if the average has not passed the first threshold value; creating a second window of data from the parent data set; calculating an average of the second window of data; comparing the average of the second window of data to the threshold value; shifting the second window if the average of the second window of data has not passed the threshold value; and confirming that the threshold value has been reached if the second window average has passed the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Donald Owen Moore
  • Patent number: 11061053
    Abstract: A measuring system for measuring signals with multiple measurement probes comprises a multi probe measurement device comprising at least two probe interfaces that each couple the multi probe measurement device with at least one of the measurement probes, a data interface that couples the multi probe measurement device to a measurement data receiver, and a processing unit coupled to the at least two probe interfaces that records measurement values via the at least two probe interfaces from the measurement probes, wherein the processing unit is further coupled to the data interface and provides the recorded measurement values to the measurement data receiver, and a measurement data receiver comprising a data interface, wherein the data interface of the measurement data receiver is coupled to the data interface of the multi probe measurement device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventors: Gerd Bresser, Friedrich Reich
  • Patent number: 11052676
    Abstract: A printing device 1 includes a platen roller 7 which feeds a thermal tape 42, a thermal head 8 which performs printing on the thermal tape 42, and a control circuit 12. The control circuit 12 rotates the platen roller 7 backward to feed the thermal tape 42 backward in order to make a printing start area PT of the thermal tape 42 reach a backward feed position more away from an outlet 2b than a normal position NP of the thermal head 8. After that, the control circuit 12 rotates the platen roller 7 forward to perform printing using the thermal head 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeo Ozawa
  • Patent number: 11052692
    Abstract: A covering assembly is disposed on an inked printing assembly of a stamp. The covering assembly has a top cover and a bottom cover. The top cover is detachably disposed above the inked printing assembly. The bottom cover is detachably disposed below the inked printing assembly, is located below the top cover at a spaced interval, and has a bottom wall. The covering assembly can assist in assembling the inked printing assembly. The disposition of the top cover and the bottom cover can transfer pointed force into planar force for increasing a contact area, the forcing uniformity, and the assembly convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Sun Same Enterprises Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen-Jer Shih
  • Patent number: 11054238
    Abstract: A method, a system and a computer-readable medium for detecting a wheel tread depth include a first detector, a second detector and a processor. The first detector is configured to detect a moving distance of a vehicle moved by at least one wheel. The second detector is configured to detect a number of tunes of the wheel while the vehicle moves the moving distance. The processor is electrically connected to the first detector and the second detector. The processor is configured to compute a current diameter of the wheel according to the moving distance and the number of tunes of the wheel and determine a parameter of the tread pattern of the wheel according to the current diameter of the wheel and a reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventor: Wei-Lun Liu