Patents Examined by Max H Noori
  • Patent number: 11685053
    Abstract: Provided is a tangible, non-transitory, machine-readable medium storing instructions that when executed by a processor effectuate operations including: obtaining, with one or more rangefinder sensors positioned on a mobile automated device, distances from the one or more rangefinder sensors to a surface; monitoring, with the processor, the distances sensed by each of the one or more rangefinder sensors; detecting, with the processor, an edge when a change in the distances is greater than a predetermined amount; and actuating, with the processor, the mobile automated device to execute one or more movement patterns upon detecting the edge, wherein the one or more movement patterns initiates movement of the mobile automated device away from the area where the edge was detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: AI Incorporated
    Inventors: Ali Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Soroush Mehrnia, Masih Ebrahimi Afrouzi
  • Patent number: 11685465
    Abstract: An information output device that can output the position of a load applied to the pedal is provided. A strain gauge is provided on the inner face of a crank of a bicycle and detects strain occurring in the crank. A cycle computer display unit displays an image showing the center position of the load applied to the pedal connected to the crank based on the tangential force and the torsional torque calculated based on the output values of the first strain gauge to the sixth strain gauge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Inventors: Nobuo Mioka, Yasuteru Kodama
  • Patent number: 11656135
    Abstract: A high-resistance sensor. The sensor includes a first low-resistance material and a second low-resistance material, each connected with a base material. The first low-resistance material and the second low-resistance material are separated by a gap. A stimulus causes the first low-resistance material and the second low-resistance to move toward each other. A high-resistance material is positioned within the gap intermediate the first low-resistance material and the second low-resistance material. The high-resistance material increases the resistance of a circuit formed by contact between the first low-resistance material and the second low-resistance material when the sensor is subject to the stimulus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Inventors: David Allan Viberg, Travis Michael Stevens, Michael Todd Purdy
  • Patent number: 11659657
    Abstract: A flexible circuit package. The circuit package includes a termination point on a flexible base substrate. The termination point is connected with an interface by conductive material on the base substrate. The conductive material extends across the surface area of the base substrate in multiple individual connections, which are in communication with each other and separated by voids in the conductive material for mitigating communication failure between the termination point and the interface during or following flexion, stretching, compression or other deformation of the base substrate and the circuit package. The termination point may include an input module such as a sensor, switch or other input. The termination point may include an output module such as a light, vibrator or other output. The interface may include an output interface for receiving data or an input interface for sending a command or other signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Inventors: David Allan Viberg, Travis Michael Stevens, Kraig Elbert Nielsen, Michael Todd Purdy
  • Patent number: 11656136
    Abstract: Devices and methods for detecting axial forces applied to a container are provided. The devices can include a device housing, a container section, a force measurement sensor, and a processing section. The device housing can extend between a first housing end and a second housing end along a longitudinal axis. The container section can be mounted to the housing proximate the first housing end. The container section can have an open first section end and a closed second section end spaced apart along the longitudinal axis and at least one sidewall extending therebetween. The container section can define a cavity bounded by the first section end, the second section end and the at least one sidewall. The force measurement sensor can be positioned to generate the force measurement data in response to an axial force applied at the first section end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Smart Skin Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Halse, Abhishek Kar, Jordan Ritchie, Shawn Maurice Dale Durette, Daniel Robert Rogers
  • Patent number: 11650109
    Abstract: A textile with an electrically conductive first side and an electrically conductive second side where the two sides are separated by an electrically insulating part of the textile and where the electrically conductivity is provided by a graphene coating on the respective sides and where a capacitance can be formed between the respective conductive sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Inventors: Phillip Aitchison, Vito Giorgio, Robert Gorkin
  • Patent number: 11650117
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a six-dimensional force sensor with high sensitivity and low inter-dimensional coupling, including a clockwise or counterclockwise swastika-shaped beam, vertical beams, a rectangular outer frame, and strain gauges; the clockwise or counterclockwise swastika-shaped beam includes a cross-shaped transverse beam and four rectangular transverse beams; a center of the cross-shaped transverse beam is provided with several force application holes used for applying forces and moments; four tail ends of the cross-shaped transverse beam are each connected to one of the rectangular transverse beams to form a clockwise or counterclockwise swastika-shaped structure; a top end of a vertical beam is connected to a tail end of a corresponding rectangular transverse beam, and bottom ends of the vertical beams are connected to the rectangular outer frame; and there are a plurality of strain gauges to form six groups of Wheatstone bridges that are respectively used for measuring an X-direction for
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Inventors: Aiguo Song, Shuyan Yang, Baoguo Xu, Ming Wei, Chunhui Wang, Fan Li, Yuhua Yao, Yanjun Li, Suinan Zhang, Qiong Jin
  • Patent number: 11650135
    Abstract: A multi-dimensional space load and fire test system for a tunnel structure, which includes a multi-point loading self-balancing reaction force system having a rigid platform, two furnace body side-sealing apparatuses (22) and a model assembly and transport apparatus (23) for transporting and situating a tunnel model are on a track on the rigid platform (9), the two furnace body side-sealing apparatuses (22) are respectively used for sealing two end openings of the tunnel model, a tower-type combustion vehicle can be placed within an inner cavity of the tunnel model, a plurality of sets of evenly distributed self-adaptive loading apparatuses (3) used for exerting loading forces on an outer wall of the tunnel model are connected between two reaction force frames (1) of the multi-point loading self-balancing reaction force system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignees: China University of Mining and Technology, Shangdong University
    Inventors: Wei Chen, Jihong Ye, Jian Jiang, Rui Li, Chunjin Lin, Mengtian Li
  • Patent number: 11635336
    Abstract: An apparatus for sensing a physical attribute is shown, that includes a first track (511) defining a first electrode on a substrate (512), a second track (513) defining a second electrode on said substrate and an active film (514) in cooperation with a first sensor portion (516) of the first electrode and a second sensor portion (517) of the second electrode. The second electrode includes a first extended portion (517) to establish a first additional resistance not cooperating with the active film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Peratech Holdco Ltd.
    Inventor: Themistoklis Afentakis
  • Patent number: 11630018
    Abstract: A calibrated load cell includes a monolithic load beam having a first region, a second region on a distal end of the load beam from the first region for receiving a force from a load, and a third region arranged between the first and second regions, wherein the third region comprises a recess on one side of the load beam. A strain gauge is arranged in the recess for detecting a deformation of the third region from the load and for generating a strain gauge output signal proportional to the deformation of the third region. The load cell also includes a microcontroller arranged in the recess for receiving and processing the strain gauge output signal to produce a load cell output signal that represents the load on a load cell output cable. The microcontroller transforms the strain gauge output signal based on calibration parameters to produce the load cell output signal as a calibrated load cell output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: BECS Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Edmiston, Todd Steinbrueck, Timothy Lee Bell, Addison Elliott
  • Patent number: 11624697
    Abstract: A device for measuring hair properties has a first part (I) and a second part (II) between which hair (H) is guided. The first part includes a measuring probe (MP), and the second part is arranged for deforming the hair against the measuring probe. While the device moves along the hair, the measuring probe experiences both a friction force resulting from the hair being guided along the measuring probe, and a deformation force resulting from hair deformation by the second part against the measuring probe. The second part includes a pressure element (PB, S) for pressing the hair against the measuring probe. In alternative embodiments, the second part comprises alignment elements (AE) at opposite sides of the measuring probe, and guidance elements (G) for mitigating an influence of an angle at which the device is applied to the hair to the friction force and/or the deformation force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Inventors: Ype Bernardus Brada, Marcel Schouten, Maurits Koenen, Nikolaj Vasiljevitsj Zjiroecha, Mark Johannes Lelieveld, Chuen Yu Cyrus Pang, Michel Van Es
  • Patent number: 11618654
    Abstract: A suspended load calculation device includes a detection unit configured to detect information for specifying a load suspended by a crane, a calculation unit configured to calculate the suspended load based on a value detected by the detection unit, and an acquisition unit configured to acquire a boom length, in which the calculation unit corrects the suspended load by a correction value corresponding to the boom length acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Inventor: Naoya Mori
  • Patent number: 11619556
    Abstract: A construction monitoring method and system for a V-shaped column in an underground foundation pit, a terminal and a storage medium can include the following steps: acquiring different stress-related data at a plurality of preset positions of stand columns in real time; and analyzing and judging whether the change rate of the stress-related data exceeds a preset change rate range or not or whether the stress-related data exceeds a preset stress-related data range or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Inventors: Xiangsheng Chen, Jun Shen, Xiaohua Bao, Min Zhu, Hongzhi Cui, Yong Zhao, Changqing Xia, Jiqiang Liu
  • Patent number: 11614375
    Abstract: An electromechanical sensor includes: an elastic carrier arranged to extend when subjected to an external mechanical load; a sensing sheath arranged at least partially around and along the elastic carrier; wherein the sensing sheath includes an electrically resistive element having a first electrical resistance operable to change upon a change of a dimension of the elastic carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: King Wai Chiu Lai, Xiaoting Li
  • Patent number: 11613059
    Abstract: Embodiments within the scope of the present disclosure are directed to external sensor kits that may be included in new injection molds or retrofitted into existing injection molds in order to approximate conditions within a mold, such as pressure or the location of a melt flow front. Such kits are designed to amplify meaningful measurements obtained by the external sensor kit so that noise measurements do not prevent the approximation of conditions within a mold. In some embodiments within the scope of the present disclosure, an external sensor kit includes a strain gauge sensor, a coupon, a support bracket, and a hammer. The strain gauge sensor is placed on a surface of the coupon and measures the strain in the coupon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: IMFLUX INC.
    Inventors: Chow-Chi Huang, Rick Alan Pollard, Gene Michael Altonen
  • Patent number: 11613009
    Abstract: A method including acquiring measurements representing torque applied to a connection between a first tubular and a second tubular, a rotational position of the first tubular relative to the second tubular, or both, obtaining a plurality of make-up parameters representing conditions under which the connection is fully made, generating a plurality of rules for connection evaluation based on the make-up parameters, and automatically evaluating the connection using a computer. Automatically evaluating includes applying machine learning, the plurality of rules, or a combination thereof to a dataset of the measurements. The method also includes recommending accepting or rejecting the connection based on the automatic evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Inventors: Marcus Savini, Brennan Domec, Vernon Bouligny
  • Patent number: 11609132
    Abstract: A load cell has a monolithic measuring body. The monolithic measuring body has: a force-supporting section; a force-introduction section; and a linkage section disposed between the force-supporting section and the force-introduction section. The monolithic measuring body has a longitudinal axis between a force-supporting-side axial end and a force-introduction-side axial end. The longitudinal axis is configured to extend in a horizontal direction. The monolithic measuring body further has, in the force-supporting section, at least one mounting hole for attachment of the monolithic measuring body, the axis of the at least one mounting hole extending in the horizontal direction. At least one strain gauge is configured to sense tensile or compressive deformation of the monolithic measuring body and is in a region of the linkage section on a top side or a bottom side of the monolithic measuring body, the at least one strain gauge being oriented in the horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: BIZERBA SE & CO. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Fritsch, Frank Metzger, Harald Witte, Luca Kallmann
  • Patent number: 11609084
    Abstract: A system for mechanical testing a specimen includes a 3D printed mechanical testing fixture; a linear actuator having an axis of movement; a controller configured to control the linear actuator; two cameras; a data-acquisition system configured to acquire data from the linear actuator, the controller, and the two cameras; and the specimen. The specimen is marked in two locations with tracking markers to provide indication to the data acquisition system via at least one camera of movement and change in length of the specimen. The fixture includes force-sensing beams extending perpendicular to the axis of force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Wonmo Kang, Christopher Rudolf
  • Patent number: 11604106
    Abstract: A force measurement assembly is disclosed herein. The force measurement assembly includes a top component, the top component having a top surface for receiving at least one portion of the body of the subject; a single force transducer supporting the top component, the single force transducer configured to sense one or more measured quantities and output one or more signals that are representative of forces and/or moments being applied to the top surface of the top component by the subject; and a base component disposed underneath the single force transducer, the base component configured to be disposed on a support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Bertec Limited
    Inventors: Necip Berme, Sasan Ghassab
  • Patent number: 11602231
    Abstract: A sensor apparatus includes a mannequin to emulate a human body part. The mannequin includes a core that emulates flexibility of a substantially inflexible skeletal portion of the body part, and a pliant covering. The pliant covering includes a pliant three-dimensional surface that emulates contours of an epidermis of the body part, and at least one pliant three-dimensional interior portion to emulate resiliency of a pliant portion of the body part. At least one pressure sensor is arranged between the three-dimensional surface and the core to sense pressure applied against the pliant three-dimensional surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: HBI Branded Apparel Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Sharon Melissa Bennett Joines, Henry Paul Goodell