Patents Examined by Max H Noori
  • Patent number: 10260971
    Abstract: Torque measurement devices, systems, and methods are provided. Exemplary torque measurement devices, systems, and methods include providing rotating electronics and non-rotating electronics configured for remote power transmission and remote interrogation via near field and switched reactance communications. The rotating electronics and the non-rotating electronics can communicate analog information without batteries or a physical connection therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: LORD Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Hamel, Daniel O'Neil, Harrison Sprague
  • Patent number: 10259090
    Abstract: A motor-driven machine-tool unit such as a multi-axis turning head or a motor spindle, having a stator unit and at least one rotor unit that is rotatable about a rotation axis, wherein the rotor unit comprises at least one tool receptacle unit having a tool clamping device that is adjustable in a longitudinal direction of the rotation axis and impingeable with a clamping force, for fixing and bracing a releasably fixable tool, wherein comparatively high requirements are met, in particular, in terms of the accuracy of the machining and/or the reliability in the machining. According to the present invention, this is achieved above all in that at least two clamping force sensors are provided for detecting the bracing of the tool clamping device, in particular the clamping force that is caused in the fixing and bracing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Franz Kessler GmbH
    Inventor: Joachim Van Sprang
  • Patent number: 10258091
    Abstract: A structure to absorb, dissipate and measure a force includes a plurality of distinct layers. The layers include a first impact absorbing material having an outer face facing the direction of expected impact and an opposite inner face, an impact dissipating layer adjacent to the inner face of the first impact absorbing material and having a higher flexural rigidity than the first impact absorbing material, a second impact absorbing material having an outer face adjacent to the impact dissipating layer and an opposite inner face, and having a lower hardness than the impact dissipating layer, and a pressure sensor arranged across the inner face of the second impact absorbing material. An impact on the outer face is partially absorbed by that material, dissipated by the impact dissipating layer and further absorbed by the second impact absorbing material, with the remaining transmitted force being sensed by the pressure sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: NURVV LIMITED
    Inventors: Jason Lloyd Roberts, Wilhelm Marschall, Haim Geva, Kemal Dervish
  • Patent number: 10254194
    Abstract: A concrete structural element is provided that includes a concrete matrix; a steel reinforcing structure embedded in said matrix; at least first and second attitude sensors at a distance from one another in a direction, embedded in said matrix and fixed to said reinforcing structure; and a processing circuit configured to recover attitude measurements supplied by each attitude sensor and configured to compute a deformation of said structural element relative to said direction as a function of the attitude measurements recovered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignees: Commissariat A L'Energie et aux Energies Alternatives, CONSOLIS
    Inventors: Mikael Carmona, Laurent Jouanet, Tony Camuel
  • Patent number: 10257924
    Abstract: Tamper-proof electronic packages and fabrication methods are provided which include a glass enclosure enclosing, at least in part, at least one electronic component within a secure volume, and a tamper-respondent detector. The glass enclosure includes stressed glass with a compressively-stressed surface layer, and the tamper-respondent detector monitors, at least in part, the stressed glass to facilitate defining the secure volume. The stressed glass fragments with an attempted intrusion event through the stressed glass, and the tamper-respondent detector detects the fragmenting of the stressed glass. In certain embodiments, the stressed glass may be a machined glass enclosure that has undergone ion-exchange processing, and the compressively-stressed surface layer of the stressed glass may be compressively-stressed to ensure that the stressed glass fragments into glass particles of fragmentation size less than 1000 ?m with the intrusion event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James A. Busby, Silvio Dragone, Michael J. Fisher, Michael A. Gaynes, David C. Long, Kenneth P. Rodbell, William Santiago-Fernandez, Thomas Weiss
  • Patent number: 10254403
    Abstract: A method for automated mobile devices to identify and avoid dangerous edges or drop-offs. Rangefinder sensors are installed on the underside of devices to calculate distances to the work surfaces. Distances are monitored for changes greater than a predetermined threshold. Distance changes greater than the threshold cause the device to execute methods or algorithms for avoiding the identified area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: AI Incorporated
    Inventors: Ali Ebrahimi Afrouzi, Soroush Mehrnia, Masih Ebrahimi Afrouzi
  • Patent number: 10254207
    Abstract: Techniques for determining rock properties include exerting a compressive load with a test apparatus across a rock sample that includes a specified length-to-diameter ratio; measuring, with a strain gauge, a strain on the rock sample during the compressive loading; determining, based at least in part on the compressive load, a mechanical property of the rock sample; and determining, based at least in part on the measured strain and the compressive load, an elastic property of the rock sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Bitao Lai, Hui Li, Hui-Hai Liu, Yanhui Han
  • Patent number: 10252595
    Abstract: A mechanical component for a vehicle, having a measurement region with a surface, and at least one force sensor associated with the measurement region for detecting a force to which the component is exposed. The component (3) has, disposed in the measurement region, a hollow body (3b) with a cavity (4) in which the at least one force sensor (7) can be positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Klaus Haskamp, Michael Klank, Julian Stratmann, Jens Vortmeyer, Andreas Hartmann, Christoph Schwinge
  • Patent number: 10246990
    Abstract: A probe for a trenchless guide instrument includes an antenna, a control circuit board and at least one battery supplies power to the control circuit board; one battery is disposed inside the battery region; the control circuit board is disposed inside the electronic region; a first insulating pipe is disposed inside the antenna and outside the battery, the antenna further includes a magnetic core, and a coil winds around the magnetic cores and one end of the coil is connected to the control circuit board; the magnetic core further includes magnetic core units, each magnetic core unit is made from magnetic material, the magnetic core units are positioned on a peripheral surface of the first insulating pipe, and are insulated from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Huangshan Golden Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Yuriy Khapochkin
  • Patent number: 10249548
    Abstract: A laminate includes a plurality of buildup layers disposed on a core and a plurality of unit cells defined in the buildup layers. Each unit cell includes: at least one test via that passes through at least two of the buildup layers and that is electrically connected to testing locations on a probe accessible location of the laminate; and two or more dummy vias disposed in the unit cell. The dummy vias are arranged in the unit cell at one of a plurality of distances from the test via.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sushumna Iruvanti, Shidong Li, Marek A. Orlowski, David L. Questad, Tuhin Sinha, Krishna R. Tunga, Thomas A. Wassick, Randall J. Werner, Jeffrey A. Zitz
  • Patent number: 10247627
    Abstract: A force measurement device may include a first magnetic field generating unit configured to generate a magnetic field for being applied to a test object; a first magnetic field sensing unit configured to sense the generated magnetic field; and a flux concentrator having a first pole, a second pole and a third pole. The first pole, the second pole and the third pole extend in the same direction. The first magnetic field generating unit is arranged at the first pole. The first magnetic field sensing unit is arranged at the second pole. A line enveloping a first end face of the first pole, a second end face of the second pole and a third end face of the third pole is concave shaped. A cross section of the first pole is greater than a cross section of the second pole and greater than a cross section of the third pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Torque And More (TAM) GmbH
    Inventor: Lutz May
  • Patent number: 10239487
    Abstract: A device for controlling the correct operating state of a restraining harness, intended for a safety seat, including at least one retaining strap that is under tension when the harness is in the state of restraining the occupant, the device being intended to be disposed in a predefined area of the latter, the device including: at least one sensor device including an elongate flexible element that is suitable for being positioned on the strap, and in particular rigidly connected thereto in the predefined area, and that is provided with a measuring system to measure, in the predefined area, at least a level of bending and/or tilting of the strap, a device to collect values linked to the level of bending and/or tilting, and internal or external device configured to analyze the values and of communicating with a receiver for receiving information on the operating state of the retaining harness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: BLUEBEEP
    Inventors: Laurent Bailliard, Louis Develay, Edouard Dupont-Madinier, Patrick Herbault
  • Patent number: 10240991
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus comprising at least one sensing capacitor and a controller, wherein the controller is configured to receive a signal from the at least one sensing capacitor indicative of a change of charge of the sensing capacitor, and wherein the controller is configured to determine an amount of force applied to the sensing capacitor, an acceleration of the sensing capacitor, a torsion of the sensing capacitor, a vibration of the sensing capacitor or a pulling force applied to the sensing capacitor based on the change of charge of the at least one sensing capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Kai Gossner
  • Patent number: 10234343
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a pressure sensor includes a film part, and a sensing unit. A circumscribing rectangle circumscribing a configuration of a film surface of the film part has a first side, a second side, a third side connected to one end of the first side and one end of the second side, a fourth side connected to one other end of the first side and one other end of the second side, and a centroid of the circumscribing rectangle. The circumscribing rectangle includes a first region enclosed by the first side, line segments connecting the centroid to the one end of the first side, and to the one other end of the first side. The sensing unit includes sensing elements provided on a portion of the film surface overlapping the first region. Each sensing element includes a first, second magnetic layers, and a spacer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Fuji, Kei Masunishi, Hideaki Fukuzawa, Yoshihiro Higashi, Michiko Hara, Akio Hori, Tomohiko Nagata, Shiori Kaji, Akiko Yuzawa
  • Patent number: 10234313
    Abstract: A metal mold includes a restraining part that is fitted in a recess provided at a part of surfaces of at least two resin parts that serves as an outer surface of a resin hollow body. A linear space is filled with high-pressure resin fluid injected at a predetermined injection pressure. The resin parts are joined together. The mold receives injection pressure of resin fluid, with which the space is filled, through the resin parts, and applies pressing force, which pushes back the resin parts toward the space, to the resin parts as reaction force against injection pressure. Stress is produced on a hollow wall surface in a direction in which the wall surface projects into a hollow portion due to injection pressure. The restraining part applies pressing force to the resin parts in a direction opposite from the stress projecting the wall surface into the hollow portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akiyuki Sudou
  • Patent number: 10228231
    Abstract: In one aspect the invention provides a laminated device of flexible and compliant layers of material, such as used to provide a dielectric elastomer sensor. A flexible and compliant layer of material is affixed to a substrate to avoid strain during processing is bonded to another layer of flexible and compliant material and released from the substrate to form a laminate. The layer of flexible and compliant material affixed to the substrate may be inspected prior to bonding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Stretchsense Limited
    Inventors: Benjamin Marc O'Brien, Todd Alan Gisby, Antoni Edward Harbuz, Samuel Schlatter
  • Patent number: 10227031
    Abstract: A device for measuring the tension in a tensioning belt comprises a retaining device for retaining a spring element, an elastically deformable spring element that is retained by the retaining device and on which a section of the tensioning belt can apply a force and elastically deform the spring element, the ends of the spring element being moved closer to one another when the tensioning force increases, and an electronic sensor unit. The sensor unit comprises a sensor system that measures the deflection of the spring element and generates a data signal, and a transmitter for transmitting the data signal to a receiving unit. The sensor system is situated at the ends of the spring element. The sensor unit may also be used for documenting the measured values of the tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: SPANSET INTER AG
    Inventor: David Ehnimb
  • Patent number: 10222282
    Abstract: A flywheel torsion measuring device with internal power, applied to a shaft and a flywheel of sports equipment, has a wheel connector, a power unit, a torsion measuring element and circuit boards. The wheel connector, for fastening the flywheel and connecting the shaft through a bearing, has an assembly space and an annular plate. The power unit provides a power. The torsion measuring elements are disposed on the annular plate of the wheel connector, and the circuit board, which is disposed in the assembly space of the wheel connector and electrically connects the power unit and the torsion measuring elements, converts the power into a working power for the torsion measuring element. The wireless transmission module of the circuit board transmits the measurement information generated by the torsion measurement component to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Direction Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yu-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 10222279
    Abstract: Described is a force sensor stack configured to measure incident force. Data from the force sensor stack may be used to determine a weight of an object, determine a force distribution of the object resting on the force sensor stack, and so forth. The force sensor stack may comprise a plurality of force sensor layers. Each of the force sensor layers may be responsive to a different range of applied forces. The combined force sensor stacks may thus provide a wide dynamic range. A pressure concentrator layer may be configured to direct the incident force to particular portions of the force sensor layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Louis Leroi Legrand, III, Debanjan Mukherjee
  • Patent number: 10203279
    Abstract: An optical measuring device including a measuring head, an inner shell including a light transmitter and a light receiver, an outer shell including a measurement orifice in one end and a fastening flange part in another end, the inner shell is arranged at least partially in the outer shell, the measuring head is arranged in the outer shell and attached to the measurement orifice from its first end and to an end of the inner shell from its second end, a gasket is arranged between the measuring head and the measurement orifice, and inside the outer shell is arranged a fluid flow path extending from the gasket towards the fastening flange part, wherein to the outer shell is formed a leak detection port having one end opening into the fluid flow path and another end opening into a side surface of the outer wall in the fastening flange part wherein a fastening flange protrudes between the opening into the side surface and the measurement orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: JANESKO OY
    Inventors: Juha Jääskeläinen, Harri Salo, Ville Lyyra, Tuomo Lautamäki