Patents Examined by Matthew G Marini
  • Patent number: 11454567
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a fault diagnosis method of a reciprocating machinery based on a keyphasor-free complete-cycle signal. The method includes the following steps: 1) building a complete-cycle vibration signal image library; 2) training an image recognition model; 3) acquiring a complete-cycle data on a keyphasor-free basis; 4) building an automatic feature extraction model; and 5) inputting a hidden layer feature of an autoencoder into a support vector machine (SVM) classifier to obtain a diagnosis result. By using a deep cascade convolutional neural network (CNN), the present disclosure achieves the goal of complete-cycle data acquisition on a keyphasor-free basis, solves the problems that traditional intelligent fault diagnosis relies on a keyphasor signal and real-time diagnosis fails due to insufficient installation space. In addition, by using an autoencoder for automatic feature extraction, the present disclosure avoids manual feature selection, reduces labor costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing University of Chemical Technology
    Inventors: Jinjie Zhang, Zhinong Jiang, Haipeng Zhao, Zhiwei Mao, Kun Chang
  • Patent number: 11454531
    Abstract: The invention relates to a compensation device for the compensation of a phase shift caused a component of an electronic system unit of a vibronic sensor. The compensation device includes a bridging unit for the electrical bridging of at least the electromechanical converter; a signal generator for generating a test excitation signal; a phase detection unit for determining the phase shift between the test excitation signal and a test receive signal that passes through the bridging unit and the component of the electronic system unit; and a computer unit which determines a phase compensation instruction from the first phase shift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: ENDRESS+HAUSER SE+CO. KG
    Inventors: Tobias Brengartner, Manuel Sautermeister, Romuald Girardey
  • Patent number: 11440334
    Abstract: A cutter apparatus is provided that includes a fixed blade and a movable blade positioned facing the fixed blade, and that is configured to cut a medium transported between the fixed blade and the movable blade. The movable blade includes: a guide portion that is driven to reciprocate between a standby position at a distance from the medium and a cutting position, where the movable blade intermeshes with the fixed blade, protrudes further toward the movable blade than a cutting edge of the fixed blade when the movable blade is in the standby position, and is pressed by the movable blade to move in a state of being contact with the fixed blade when the movable blade is in the cutting position; and a biasing member configured to bias the guide portion toward the fixed blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Takeshi Tokuda
  • Patent number: 11440313
    Abstract: A vacuum wiper, comprising a housing, a connection port, multiple holes and a hole adjusting means; the housing contains a cavity; the connection port is disposed on the housing and is in communication with the cavity; the multiple holes are disposed on the housing in the length direction of the housing, such that the cavity of the vacuum wiper housing is able to be in fluid communication with the outside via the multiple holes. The vacuum wiper has a maximum vacuumizing length when all of the multiple holes are in communication with the outside. The hole adjusting means is configured to be capable of blocking one or more of the multiple holes in sequence from two ends in the length direction of arrangement of the multiple holes of the vacuum wiper, such that the vacuum wiper is able to adjust the vacuumizing length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Ranjie Zhou
  • Patent number: 11441935
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products for determining an accurate flow rate based on limited observations are provided. Aspects include receiving a limited sample of flow rate data associated with a test site of a test river. Aspects also include determining topographical characteristics of the test site. Aspects also include determining a plurality of similar tested sites and generating a test site rating curve based on a combination of the limited sample of flow rate data and sufficient flow rate data associated with one or more of the plurality of similar tested sites. Aspects also include obtaining a stage reading associated with the test site from a sensor disposed at the test site. Aspects also include determining a flow rate of the test site based on the stage reading and the test site rating curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Frank Liu, Cheng-Wei Yu, Vincent Moriarty
  • Patent number: 11428560
    Abstract: A method for determining an estimated flow rate of fluid flow in a pump comprises: obtaining measurements of the pressure and temperature of fluid at the intake to the pump, the pressure and temperature of the fluid at the discharge from the pump, and the electrical power supplied to the pump; determining values representing either the density of the fluid and the specific heat capacity of the fluid, or the specific fluid enthalpy based on measurements and/or historical data; and calculating an estimated efficiency of the pump and an estimated flow rate of the fluid based on the measured electrical power, the measured temperatures, the measured pressures, the determined value for density and the determined value for specific heat capacity or the determined value for specific fluid enthalpy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: EQUINOR ENERGY AS
    Inventors: Kjetil Fjalestad, Dinesh Krishnamoorthy
  • Patent number: 11425970
    Abstract: A printable hook and loop engaging structure is configured to create a temporary bind as one half of a hook and loop connection with another half of the hook and loop connection. The printable structure includes a substrate and a print-receptive topcoat coupled to the substrate. The substrate includes a fastening surface that is one of a hook fastening surface and a loop fastening surface of the hook and loop connection. The print-receptive topcoat is opposite from the fastening surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Brady Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott M. Bellon, Steven Mess
  • Patent number: 11422053
    Abstract: A fluid leakage data management apparatus includes an input unit to which data on fluid leak portions collected through a fluid leak diagnosis of a plant is input; a display unit on which the data input to the input unit is displayed; and a data processing unit that displays, on the display unit, a leak portion display image in which, with respect to positional data indicating positions, in the plant, of the respective fluid leak portions input to the input unit, indicators representing the respective fluid leak portions are displayed superimposed on a configuration diagram image of the plant at locations corresponding to the positional data of the respective fluid leak portions on the configuration diagram image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: TLV Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomoaki Yokono
  • Patent number: 11420435
    Abstract: The restretchable stencil frame according to the present invention consists of a metallic stencil foil mounted on a rectangular frame fabricated of tubular material or C-channel. Each corner of the frame is provided with one screw-actuated conical expander and one counterplate serving to biaxially tension the stencil foil. To ensure uniform stretching of the stencil foil, areas of increased elasticity are provided to the corners of the frame and to the foil itself in the form of oriented slots, cuts, holes and combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
    Inventor: Petru Aurelian Simionescu
  • Patent number: 11420461
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a drum stencil printing system for reliably and automatically printing materials on the inside of a concave surface. The drum stencil printing system includes a pliable drum stencil secured in place by a stencil spring. As the printhead applies radial pressure to the drum stencil, the portion of the stencil in contact with the printhead is deflected to make contact with the container sidewall. When the printhead rotates, the portion of the stencil contacting the container sidewall also rotates to match the nozzle of the printhead. After printing is complete, the printhead retracts, and the pliable stencil is returned to its undeflected position, breaking contact between the stencil and the container, and protecting the printed material from being rubbed or worn off of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: SMART CUPS, LLC
    Inventors: Owen J. Dolan, II, Chris Kanik, William F. Davidson, III, John Depiano, Mark Clemons, Gary Ayotte, Frank S. Silveira, Michael Marcoux, Matthew Ebbs
  • Patent number: 11413879
    Abstract: In an editing device, a controller is configured to perform: editing; and displaying. The editing edits print data for a composite label to be created by affixing at least one overlay label to a base label. A printer is configured to perform a single printing operation using an ink ribbon to print an object on a tape in a single printing color thereby creating a single label. The editing includes: determining a printing color of an object; categorizing the object to one of a base object and an overlay object; and setting a print mode to one of a shortest length mode in which a single overlay label is created for each overlay object and a fewest prints mode in which a single overlay label is created for all overlay objects having a same printing color. The displaying displays a composite label image based on the print data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Eri Yuasa
  • Patent number: 11407217
    Abstract: A printing device includes a coating material scooping unit configured to scoop a coating material on a mask, and a controller configured or programmed to determine whether or not the coating material scooping unit performs collecting operation to collect the coating material on the mask when the mask is replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeshi Fujimoto, Kazuyuki Sugahara, Takeshi Miwa, Jinok Park
  • Patent number: 11400738
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an apparatus body, a feeding cassette, a pin member, a lever, an elastic member, and a guide mechanism. The feeding cassette is insertable into and ejectable from the apparatus body in one direction and includes an insertion position for insertion into the apparatus body and an ejection position for ejection from the apparatus body. The pin member is connected to the feeding cassette. The lever is rotatable around an axis in a first direction, and includes a pin engagement portion engaging with the pin member at a tip end in the axial direction. The elastic member includes a tip end connected between the rotation axis of the lever and the pin engagement portion of the lever, and adds a force for rotation in an insertion direction. The guide mechanism shortens a distance between the pin member and the rotation axis of the lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Mikio Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11397102
    Abstract: It is possible to suppress overcorrection. A physical quantity detecting device includes: a physical quantity detecting sensor that detects a physical quantity of a measurement target fluid and outputs a detection signal; a compensation amount calculation unit that calculates, by using the detection signal, a lead compensation amount used in lead compensation for the detection signal; and a gain control unit that adjusts the lead compensation amount based on a deviation that is an amount of change in lead compensation amount over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI ASTEMO, LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Yamamoto, Tsutomu Kono, Takahiro Miki, Yuki Isoya
  • Patent number: 11396131
    Abstract: A screen unit for a printing device for printing three-dimensionally shaped structures, in particular on substrates, printed circuit boards, wafers, solar cells, carrier substrates, printing tables, carrier plates, sintering plates or the like, has a frame holding at least one printing screen and is designed to be accommodated in a screen receptacle of the printing device, to be filled with a printing compound and to be subjected to the action of a squeegee for carrying out a printing process. The screen unit has, in or on the frame, at least one holding device for the squeegee, which is in the form of an exchangeable squeegee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignees: Exentis Group AG, EKRA Automatisierungssysteme GmbH
    Inventors: Srdan Vasic, Markus Engel, Franz Plachy, Hubert Reinisch
  • Patent number: 11396176
    Abstract: In a mask printing machine, a target through hole, which is at least one of multiple through holes formed on the mask, is imaged by an imaging device when the board is below the mask and is at a separated position that is separated from the mask, and when the board is at a contact position in which an upper surface of the board contacts a lower surface of the mask, respectively. Based on a captured image, when the board is at the separated position, and a captured image when the board is at the contact position, it is possible to acquire the movement state of at least one target through hole when the board is lifted from the separated position to the contact position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takeshi Kondo
  • Patent number: 11378438
    Abstract: A fluid measurement system includes a signal processor and a processing system. The signal processor is configured and adapted to produce a serial word that is indicative of a fluid characteristic that is configured to be communicated externally of the signal processor. The processing system is operatively connected to the signal processor to read the serial word and decode the serial word. A method for transmitting a fluid characteristic between a sensor system and a processing system includes producing a serial word that is indicative of a fluid characteristic value with a signal processor. The method includes transmitting the serial word externally of the signal processor. The method includes reading and decoding the serial word with a processing system to determine the fluid characteristic value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Simmonds Precision Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robbie William Hall, James Christopher Averill
  • Patent number: 11377342
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and systems are provided for detection of various leaks within fuel dispensers, such as through visualization within a fuel dispenser. An exemplary fuel dispenser can include a housing having fuel dispensing components disposed therein, a control system in the housing for controlling the dispensing of fuel, and a leak detection assembly for detecting a fluid leak within the housing, and for visually confirming the presence of a leak using an imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: WAYNE FUELING SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventors: Henry Fieglein, Thomas Cerovski
  • Patent number: 11370502
    Abstract: A tire force estimating device estimates tire forces which are forces applied from a ground surface to a wheel of a vehicle which turns in a bank state in which a vehicle body is tilted around a forward-rearward axis. The tire force estimating device includes a first tire force estimating section which estimates the force applied from the ground surface to the wheel, based on a change over time of a motion state of the vehicle body within a plane perpendicular to the forward-rearward axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: KAWASAKI MOTORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hisato Tokunaga, Kazuhiro Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 11370215
    Abstract: In a printing device, a second storage position is displaced from a first storage position so as to enable a moving member to move a second mask arranged in a second storage in a state in which a first mask is arranged in the first storage position by movement of the first mask from an operation position to the first storage position by the moving member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeshi Fujimoto, Jinok Park