Patents Examined by Matthew G Marini
  • Patent number: 11685171
    Abstract: Disclosed is a tape supplying device that supplies a printing tape fed out from a tape roll having the printing tape wound therein to a tape printing device, the tape supplying device including: a roll supporting part that supports the tape roll in a posture in which a rotation axis of the tape roll crosses a mounting surface on which the tape printing device and the tape supplying device are mounted, wherein the tape supplying device supplies the printing tape to the tape printing device in a state in which the tape supplying device is not installed on the tape printing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Akio Ishimoto, Taishi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11685150
    Abstract: A coefficient of friction (COF) sensor on a carrier roll surface wetted with fountain solution transferred from an imaging member measures COF of the wetted carrier roll surface in real-time, even between or during printing operations. The transferred fountain solution may be concentrated and/or chilled to solidify before the measurement. The measured COF is used in a feedback loop to actively control the fountain solution layer thickness by adjusting the volumetric feed rate of fountain solution added onto the imaging member surface during an imaging or other printing operation to reach a desired uniform thickness for the printing. This fountain solution monitoring system may be fully automated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Seemit Praharaj, Chu-heng Liu, Paul J. McConville, Douglas K. Herrmann, Jason M. Lefevre
  • Patent number: 11679581
    Abstract: A device for magnetizing a packaging material for food-containing packages is disclosed. The device can include a feeder for feeding a packaging material through the device, the packaging material having a plurality of portions of magnetisable ink. The device can also include a static bar having at least one magnet for magnetizing the portions of ink applied to the packaging material. The device can also include a magnetizable ink applicator for applying the plurality of portions of magnetizable ink to the packaging material. The packaging material can be a non-creased packaging material. A system for producing a packaging material is also disclosed. A method of magnetizing a packaging material for a food-containing package is further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventor: Torbjörn Rosenlöf
  • Patent number: 11674915
    Abstract: A sensor system includes a multi-frequency sensor assembly including a single sensor body housing with a sensing region circuit and a sensor reader disposed in the sensor body. The sensor body is configured to be in operational contact with a fluid. The sensing region circuit is configured to generate different electric fields having different frequencies in the fluid. The sensor reader includes one or more processors configured to examine one or more impedance responses of the sensing region circuit at different frequencies and to determine one or more properties of the fluid based on the one or more impedance responses that are examined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Radislav Alexandrovich Potyrailo, Daniel White Sexton, Steven Y. Go
  • Patent number: 11668677
    Abstract: An analyzer determining/classifying aircraft air contaminants using a contaminant collector comprises a microporous medium, a bypass; a sensor generating frequency response when contaminant mass is added to/removed from the sensor, receiving contaminants desorbed from the medium; a first sample flow path, passing through the collector; a second sample flow path, bypassing the collector; a frequency measurement device, measuring response generated by the sensor as contaminant is added to and removed; a computer readable medium bearing a contaminant recognition program and calibration data; and, a processor executing the program, the program including a module classifying the contaminant and measuring response signal magnitudes, and a module using the data for comparison with magnitude of the response generated by the sensor to calculate contaminant concentration and determine a target value for contaminant type, and using measured response magnitudes to adjust first sample flow rates and/or flow durations base
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Pall Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Mlcak, Patrick Gwynne
  • Patent number: 11668655
    Abstract: A semiconductor-inspection tool scans a semiconductor die using a plurality of optical modes. A plurality of defects on the semiconductor die are identified based on results of the scanning. Respective defects of the plurality of defects correspond to respective pixel sets of the semiconductor-inspection tool. The scanning fails to resolve the respective defects. The results include multi-dimensional data based on pixel intensity for the respective pixel sets, wherein each dimension of the multi-dimensional data corresponds to a distinct mode of the plurality of optical modes. A discriminant function is applied to the results to transform the multi-dimensional data for the respective pixel sets into respective scores. Based at least in part on the respective scores, the respective defects are divided into distinct classes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: KLA Corporation
    Inventors: Vaibhav Gaind, Grace H. Chen, Amrit Poudel, Mark S. Wang
  • Patent number: 11660890
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes: a housing having a discharge port through which a printing medium being allowed to be discharged; an installation part to which a unit being removably installable to the installation part, the unit being configured to surround at least a part of the discharge port in a case the unit is installed, the unit being configured to perform specific processing on the printing medium; and a lid member removably installed to the installation part, the lid member being installable to the installation part in a case the unit is not installed to the installation part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Inventors: Yusuke Ikemoto, Yushi Kato, Sho Asai, Shotaro Watanabe, Takehiko Inaba
  • Patent number: 11656286
    Abstract: A health monitor circuit for an electric machine includes a plurality of sensors, a rectifier, a memory device, and a microprocessor. The plurality of sensors includes a current transformer configured to be electromagnetically coupled to an electrical conductor that feeds a stator winding of the electric machine. The rectifier is coupled to the current transformer and is configured to convert an AC signal generated by the current transformer to a DC signal to supply power for the health monitor circuit. The microprocessor is coupled to the memory device and the plurality of sensors. The microprocessor is configured to periodically collect a stator current measurement from the current transformer and write the stator current measurement to the memory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Regal Beloit America, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Edwin Eugene Propp, Paul Steven Mullin, Norman Carl Golm, Jr., Daniel Edward Phillips
  • Patent number: 11650184
    Abstract: A system for monitoring rotating equipment. The system includes a sensor device that acquires vibration data, acoustic emission data, temperature data, and magnetic flux data of the rotating equipment. The sensor device includes base, holding frame, first integrated circuit, housing, and power source. The first integrated circuit includes a plurality of sensors and a microcontroller configured to receive vibration data, acoustic emission data, temperature data, magnetic flux data from plurality of sensors and determine anomalies of the rotating equipment. The system further comprises an application server that receives vibration data and magnetic flux data, determines revolutions per minute (RPM) data for rotating equipment, and diagnose faults based on processed vibration data and RPM data. The application server further generates a set of features and corresponding feature values and analyzes them to diagnose faults, and predict remaining useful life of the rotating equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Inventors: Sunil Sharma Vedula, Zhengwei Li
  • Patent number: 11642900
    Abstract: Described herein are novel printer adapters and systems and methods thereof that include techniques and structures for converting a desktop or compact printer configured to print onto rolls of media into a desktop or compact printer configured to print onto fanfolds of media. In other words, described herein are novel printer adapters and systems and methods thereof for converting a roll printer to a fanfold printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: ICERTIFY LLC
    Inventors: Christian Custer, Patrick Anderson, Todd Gagerman
  • Patent number: 11630040
    Abstract: Certain embodiments may generally relate to structural damage detection. An embodiment may be directed to method for identifying a presence and a location of structural damage. Such method may include training a convolutional neural network (CNN) for a joint of a structure, sending instructions to a modal shaker to induce an input to the structure, receiving, as a result of the induced input, a raw acceleration signal at the joint, computing, based on the trained CNN and the raw acceleration signal, an index value of the joint, and identifying, according to the index value, a presence of a location of structural damage of the structure. In a further embodiment, the index value represents a likelihood of damage at the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventors: Serkan Kiranyaz, Onur Avci, Osama Abdel Qader Abdel Jaber
  • Patent number: 11628664
    Abstract: A device and a method is disclosed to maintain plate and anilox mandrel position stability in print decks of a flexographic printing press. In one aspect, the mandrel bearings associated with at least one of the plate roll and the anilox roll are preloaded for the purpose of eliminating backlash and increasing the positional stiffness of the bearings, and thus the mandrel. In another aspect, the roll drive motor control system is enabled to provide a torque additive command the torque profile to maintain rotational consistency and otherwise overcome torque transients experienced by the motor during print bounce. Accordingly, the problem commonly referred to as print bounce and or print banding is alleviated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventors: Jordan W. Koplien, James J. Kaye, Randall L. Heyrman, Dale E. Zeman
  • Patent number: 11628665
    Abstract: A method for direct transfer printing is disclosed. The method for direct transfer printing includes applying a fountain solution to an imaging blanket in a negative imagewise manner using an inkjet printhead, contacting the imaging blanket with a printing substrate, transferring the fountain solution from the imaging blanket to the printing substrate, contacting the printing substrate with an inking station, and depositing an ink film from the inking station to the printing substrate in one or more locations on the printing substrate where there is no fountain solution. A module for a direct transfer marking process and a direct transfer printing system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventor: Steven R. Moore
  • Patent number: 11624731
    Abstract: A method for predicting a remaining life of a tool of a computer numerical control machine is provided. In the method, indirect measurement indicators of the tool are selected based on monitoring and analyzing a current state of the tool, a prediction model for the remaining life of the tool is established based on data de-noising, feature extraction and a multi-kernel W-LSSVM algorithm. Thereby, a method for predicting a remaining life of a tool of a computer numerical control machine is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Inventors: Qingqing Huang, Zhen Kang, Yan Zhang, Shuaiyong Li, Jiajun Zhou
  • Patent number: 11619224
    Abstract: Provided is a degradation diagnostic device, which is configured to perform a diagnosis for degradation of a compressor including a compression mechanism unit to be driven along with a rotational motion of a rotary shaft, and a shell, which is configured to form an outer casing. The degradation diagnostic device includes a vibration detection device to be fixed onto an outer wall of the shell at a position at which the compression mechanism unit is located. The vibration detection device includes: a vibration sensor, which is configured to detect vibration of the compressor; a sensor holding unit including the vibration sensor; a base portion to which the sensor holding unit is connected; and a plurality of projecting portions, which are formed on a surface of the base portion on a side opposite to the sensor holding unit and to be brought into contact with the outer wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Takaharu Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11614983
    Abstract: A material failure forecasting system accesses historical failure data to forecasts future failures. The failure data of a material is analyzed using text processing techniques to identify failures and suspensions. The text processing techniques provide for identifying failures when fault words are associated with negations. A fault ontology establishes different failure modes that include primary, secondary and tertiary levels which enable identifying a sequence of failures. The failures thus identified are fitted to a data distribution selected from a plurality of data distributions. The parameters from the data distribution are used for simulating a demand profile for the material which considers interchangeability. Similarly failure data of the materials in an equipment can be analyzed and the reliability of the equipment can be estimated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Inventors: Hitesh Bhagchandani, Rajarajan Thangavel Ramalingam, Basavaraj Chidanandappa, Sriharsha Sravan Karavadi, Manish Kumar, Amartya Ray, Zakir Hussain
  • Patent number: 11602945
    Abstract: A metallic stamp and die for the craft industry comprises a predetermined acid-etched design on a surface of a metallic plate. A first layer of a metallic paint is applied over the front and back surfaces of the metallic stamp and die. A second layer of a rubber paint is applied over the metallic paint. The metallic paint facilitates bonding of the rubber paint to the metallic plate and increases the life of the coating of the rubber paint. The rubber paint is configured to absorb and store an ink and facilitate transfer of the ink to one or more substrates, thus enabling stamping of the design on the substrate. The metallic die can be configured for a plurality of uses, such as embossing, cutting, heat-foiling, stamping, scoring, and inserting patterns or designs in a plurality of substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Inventors: Yong Jia Chen, Earl Brohard
  • Patent number: 11602918
    Abstract: A gimmick expression medium producing method forms a gimmick expression medium 300. The gimmick expression medium 300 includes a retroreflective medium 1. A printing medium 301 placed on the retroreflective medium 1 includes a light-transmission layer 302. A gimmick print 303 which varies color of reflective light of the retroreflective medium 1 to produce a gimmick effect is printed on the light-transmission layer 302. The printing medium 301 is provided with a light-blocking layer 304 which partially blocks reflective light reflected by the retroreflective medium 1. The light-blocking layer 304 is composed of a white printing layer, and a reflection picture print 305 is printed on the light-blocking layer 304.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Inventor: Kouji Asao
  • Patent number: 11599694
    Abstract: A method for assessing fatigue damage and a fatigue life based on a crystal plastic welding process model. According to the new method, consideration is given to the effects of the crystal slip system and the polycrystal plastic strain on the welding process performance of the material. A welding process damage and fatigue life assessment model is established on the mesoscopic scale. The effect of microscopic characterizations of materials on the welding process performance, as well as on the fatigue damage and life of welded joints, can be studied from the mesoscopic point of view. The relationship between the welding process and the evolution of the material performance can be determined by the macro-mesoscopic coupling calculation model to further determine the effect and degree of welding processes on the fatigue damage and life of materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Inventors: Qingyuan Wang, Hong Zhang, Yongjie Liu, Chong Wang, Lang Li, Chao He
  • Patent number: 11591925
    Abstract: An acquisition unit is configured to acquire measurement values of a target device. The measurement values that are acquired include at least a temperature and a flow rate of an input fluid to be input to the target device, and a temperature and a flow rate of an output fluid to be output from the target device. A correction unit is configured to obtain a correction measurement value by which the measurement values are corrected through thermal equilibrium calculations based on the measurement values. A distance calculation unit is configured to calculate a Mahalanobis distance with a factor of the correction measurement value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventors: Ichiro Nagano, Kuniaki Aoyama, Mayumi Saito, Shintaro Kumano, Katsuhiko Abe, Toru Tanaka, Takahiro Yamauchi