Patents Examined by Matthew G Marini
  • Patent number: 10591376
    Abstract: A method for detecting an underflation state of a tire fitted on a vehicle is provided. The method includes determining a first contact patch measurement of a first tire fitted on the vehicle, determining a second contact patch measurement of a second tire fitted on the vehicle, and comparing the first and second contact patch measurements. An underinflation situation is inferred if a difference between the first and second contact patch measurements is greater than a predetermined signalling threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Thomas Ledoux, Denis Martin, Guillaume Heredia, Alexandre Pernot
  • Patent number: 10584988
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to estimating river discharge and depth. Initially, observed velocities are used to generate a maximum velocity streamline for a river section, which is then used with an observed shoreline to construct a streamline curvilinear grid. The grid is used to interpolate scattered velocity data points, which are used with a bottom friction of the river section to approximate mean total head slope values. A least squares minimization scheme is applied to a velocity-slope relationship to estimate a bottom friction and discharge coefficient by fitting a difference in the predicted mean total head elevation values between upstream and downstream ends of the river section to a respective ?-average of the measured total head values of the river section. Discharge of the river section is determined based on the coefficient and a velocity-depth relationship and then used to generate a river forecast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Julian A. Simeonov, Kenneth Todd Holland
  • Patent number: 10576764
    Abstract: A display device includes a first substrate; a plurality of gate lines arranged in a row direction on the first substrate; a plurality of data lines arranged in a column direction intersecting the row direction; and a plurality of pixels formed in a plurality of pixel areas defined by the gate and data lines, the plurality of pixels comprising at least a first pixel and a second pixel respectively disposed in a first pixel area and a second pixel area that are immediately adjacent to each other. Each of the first and second pixels comprises a thin film transistor electrically connected to the gate and data lines, and a pixel electrode electrically connected to the thin film transistor. The data lines are disposed-apart by different distances from each other in the column direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Il Gon Kim, Sun Hwa Lee
  • Patent number: 10571360
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is provided for estimating the remaining life of a structure being monitored by a sensor. The method includes: receiving data from a sensor, where the data is indicative of strain experienced by a structure and is reported as a plurality of cumulative distribution functions; extracting a probability density function from the data received from the sensor; computing a damage index for the structure from parameters of the probability density function, where the damage index is indicative of damage to the structure accumulated over time; and estimating a remaining life of the structure using the damage index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of Michigan State University
    Inventors: Nizar Lajnef, Mohamed Rhimi
  • Patent number: 10564582
    Abstract: A rotating member control device that controls a first rotating member and a second rotating member to convey a sheet includes a processor configured to execute a program to implement processes of controlling the first rotating member and the second rotating member to come into contact or be separated from each other and acquiring a value that corresponds to or is proportional to a driving torque of a first driving unit that rotationally drives the first rotating member. The processor acquires the value upon separation when the first rotating member and the second rotating member are separated from each other and upon conveyance when the sheet is held between and conveyed by the first rotating member and the second rotating member. The processor further sets a rotational speed of the second rotating member such that the value acquired upon separation and the value acquired upon conveyance become equal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takafumi Seki, Hiromichi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10551407
    Abstract: In some examples, a sensor device is to mount to a barrier pivotable between an open position and a closed position, the barrier being on a moveable platform. The sensor device includes an accelerometer to measure acceleration data and a rotation sensor to measure rotation about an axis. The sensor device includes at least one processor configured to determine an open/close status of the barrier based on the acceleration data and the rotation data, and an orientation of the moveable platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Sandeep Chennakeshu, Dake He, Yu Gao
  • Patent number: 10538355
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating packages by applying furnishing features to the packages includes pressure segments, each of which is configured as a fully functional assembly unit having at least one ink-jet print head. The furnishing features are polychrome printed images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Schach, Markus Reiniger, Katrin Preckel, Werner Van de Wynckel
  • Patent number: 10539442
    Abstract: A method is provided for determining fluid momentum through one or more conduits. The method comprises the step of receiving an elongation signal from an elongation sensor indicating an elongation of the one or more conduits due to the flowing fluid. A momentum term is then calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventor: Joel Weinstein
  • Patent number: 10534076
    Abstract: Shear waves are generated and measured in viscoelastic phantoms by a single push beam. Using numerical simulations or an analytical function to describe the diffraction of the shear wave, the resulting shear wave motion induced by the applied push beam is calculated with different shear elasticity values and then convolved with a separate expression that describes the effects of viscosity value for the medium. The optimization algorithm chooses the tissue parameters which provide the smallest difference between the measured shear waveform and the simulated shear waveform. A shear viscosity image is generated by applying such optimization procedure at all of the observation points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignees: Board of Trustees of Michigan State University, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Inventors: Robert J. McGough, Yiqun Yang, Matthew W. Urban
  • Patent number: 10525763
    Abstract: The flat foil printing press comprises an evacuable back-pressure plate (9), with suction regions (15k) which run in the sheet running direction (X) and which are next to embossing regions (16k), in which foil webs (6k) run. The suction regions are subdivided into several suction segments (10i) which are successive in the sheet running direction, and are each connected to a vacuum source (14) by way of a vacuum feed line (12i) via a vacuum switching element (13i). With the running-out of an embossed sheet (5), firstly all suction segments (10i) covered by the sheet are evacuated, and subsequently the suction segments which are no longer covered by the sheet are successively disconnected from the vacuum source. This results in an error-free separation of foil webs and sheets, for a greater picture quality and machine output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Gietz AG
    Inventor: Marc Günther Brendle
  • Patent number: 10502672
    Abstract: The properties of a fluid body in the form of a surface-attached droplet/bubble can be determined. A data set is stored describing a plurality of droplets/bubbles of different shapes; each shape is captured as a combination of two or more linear dimensional measurements. For each shape the data set includes one or more parameters describing the relationship between the physical properties of a pair of fluids capable of forming that shape as a surface-attached droplet/bubble disposed in a surrounding fluid medium. A fluid body is provided in the form of a surface-attached droplet/bubble and a plurality of linear dimensional measurements are taken and provided as input to a processing apparatus. Processing apparatus determines from the data set the one or more parameters associated with the shape described by said linear dimensional measurements. Particular the surface tension of a fluid can be found in this way based on simple dimensional measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: The Provost, Fellows, Foundation Scholars, & the Other Members of Board, of the College of the Holy & Un-Div. Trinity of Queen Elizabeth Near Dublin
    Inventors: Samuel Siedel, Anthony James Robinson
  • Patent number: 10502657
    Abstract: A system includes an engine block having a plurality of cylinder-piston combinations. At least one of the cylinder-piston combinations includes a cylinder, a piston positioned in the cylinder and coupled to a connecting rod, the piston having an internal cooling gallery about a circumference of the piston, an oil jet for introducing coolant into the cooling gallery, and at least one pressure sensor positioned within the piston to detect pressure fluctuations within the cooling gallery. The system includes a processor having a program coupled thereto. The processor is configured to detect cyclical pressure fluctuations within the cooling gallery, via the at least one pressure sensor, during a linear motion of the piston within the engine block, determine pressures that occur during the detected cyclical pressure fluctuations, and determine a fill ratio of coolant within the cooling gallery based on the determined pressures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Mahle International GmbH
    Inventors: Yu Chen, Michael T. Lapp
  • Patent number: 10493748
    Abstract: A processing machine is configured, in particular, as a printing machine and has a plurality of processing stations for the processing of typically hollow bodies. The processing stations for the processing of the bodies are arranged in an operating chamber each at different positions, in a state in which they are lined up in a row in the direction of transport of the bodies which are to be processed. The processing stations are arranged in the same horizontal plane in the operating chamber. A body which is to be processed, or which has been processed, is transported from one processing station to the next processing station beneath that horizontal plane in which the individual processing stations are arranged. A plurality of simultaneously operated, or simultaneously operable, handling devices are provided in the operating chamber. Each handling device is provided for transporting at least one body which is to be processed, or which has been processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Kammann GMBH
    Inventors: Gerald Jeretzky, Volker Steffen
  • Patent number: 10474078
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus configured to form images on both sides of a sheet, includes an image forming unit, which is configured to form an image on an image bearing member, and a sheet conveying device, which is configured to move the sheet being conveyed toward a width direction, which is orthogonal to a conveyance direction. After the formed image is transferred onto a first surface of the sheet, the image forming apparatus inverts and conveys the sheet to transfer an image onto a second surface. Moreover, a side edge position of the sheet in the width direction is detected during conveyance for the transferring onto each of the first surface and the second surface, and an image writing start position for the image forming unit is determined based on a result of the detection to store a result of the determination in a memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takuya Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 10472208
    Abstract: The invention concerns the automatically detection and analysis of jerks arising when an elevator car starts its ride carrying out a determination of an elevator run sequence by an elevator controller, measuring an elevator car movement with a sensor at a predetermined phase of the elevator run sequence, and determining an elevator car sway from the sensor data, further comparing the determination result with a pre-set criteria, and being followed by outputting the comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Ari Kattainen, Kenneth Kronkvist, Giovanni Hawkins
  • Patent number: 10468123
    Abstract: The present invention covers the integration and utility of accelerometer features into a clinical analysis system. For example, measurement of dynamic acceleration and orientation of a blood-testing instrument with respect to Earth's gravitational field may be used to determine reliability of a test procedure and optionally to provide corrective elements thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Abbott Point of Care Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Vandersleen, Pierre Emeric, Paul Wasserman, Narendra Soman, Graham Davis
  • Patent number: 10466223
    Abstract: A method and system for testing a pumping device (9) with a control unit (91) in a gas-measuring system (1). The pumping device (9) is tested with the control unit (91), which is configured to test readiness of the pumping device (9) to operate. An initialization data set and an operating data set are used for the testing. An indicator of readiness of the pumping device (9) to operate is determined based on this.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Matthias Martens, Hans-Ullrich Hansmann, Karsten Hiltawsky, Kai Einecke
  • Patent number: 10449795
    Abstract: A print pattern of a printing plate used in intaglio printing includes plural partition walls and a groove-shaped cell unit. The plural partition walls are continuously extended in a printing direction, and arranged at predetermined intervals in an orthogonal direction. The cell unit is formed between the partition walls adjacent to each other, and a printing paste (conductive paste) is retained in the cell unit. Plural printing direction walls that are arranged in a zigzag manner in the printing direction are coupled to each other by a coupling walls that are arranged in the printing direction walls adjacent to each other in the printing direction, thereby forming the partition wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Kanayama, Hideo Tanabe
  • Patent number: 10452157
    Abstract: Methods and devices for, among other applications, locating an emitter, comprises an array of receivers configured in different angular positions about the array relative to a corresponding array location axis, to receive a signal from the emitter having at least one burst containing a train of pulses, and at least one processor configured to profile pulse count values at each receiver, from one receiver to another in the array in relation to their respective angular positions, to designate a maximum peak angular position associated with a maximum pulse count value, and to attribute the peak angular position to an angular emitter location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew H. Lohbihler, Michael Kosic, Valentin M. Burtea
  • Patent number: 10444099
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a helmet testing system includes a sled adapted to support a bullet dummy, a track along which the sled can travel, a target dummy support apparatus adapted to support a target dummy at a point near an end of the track, and an impact cushion positioned at the end of the track that is adapted to halt forward motion of the sled along the track to enable the bullet dummy to be launched from the sled and into the target dummy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: UAB Research Foundation
    Inventor: Dean Sicking