Patents Examined by Meenakshi S Sahu
  • Patent number: 10976247
    Abstract: The invention discloses a NIR method for fatty acid content of oilseeds, including: selection of oilseed samples, and analyzing the oilseed samples by an near infrared spectrometer to obtain NIR spectra; preprocessing of NIR spectra and establishment of a NIR spectral database of oilseeds; establishment of a fatty acid database of oilseeds based on gas chromatography; establishment of prediction model of fatty acids in oilseeds; acquiring NIR spectrum of a sample to be tested by the near infrared spectrometer, and importing the preprocessed NIR spectrum into the prediction model of fatty acids to obtain the predicted fatty acid content of the tested sample. The method is simple and rapid to operate and is non-destructive, and the detection time of the sample is greatly shortened and the detection cost is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: OIL CROPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE, CHINESE ACADEMY OF ARGICULTURAL SCIENCES
    Inventors: Liangxiao Zhang, Peiwu Li, Zhe Yuan, Du Wang, Xuefang Wang, Wen Zhang, Qi Zhang
  • Patent number: 10976270
    Abstract: An X-ray apparatus includes a mount, an X-ray source, a detector, an actuator, and a controller. The mount is configured to hold a sample. The X-ray source is configured to direct a beam of X-rays toward a first side of the sample. The detector is positioned on a second side of the sample, opposite the first side, so as to receive at least a portion of the X-rays that have been transmitted through the sample and to output signals indicative of an intensity of the received X-rays. The actuator is configured to scan the detector over a range of positions on the second side of the sample so as to measure the transmitted X-rays as a function of a scattering angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: BRUKER TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Matthew Wormington, Asher Peled, Alexander Krokhmal
  • Patent number: 10976269
    Abstract: An X-ray apparatus includes a mount, an X-ray source, a detector, an optical gauge and a motor. The mount is configured to hold a planar sample having a first side, which is smooth, and a second side, which is opposite the first side and on which a pattern has been formed. The X-ray source is configured to direct a first beam of X-rays toward the first side of the sample. The detector is positioned on the second side of the sample so as to receive at least a part of the X-rays that have been transmitted through the sample and scattered from the pattern. The optical gauge is configured to direct a second beam of optical radiation toward the first side of the sample, to sense the optical radiation that is reflected from the first side of the sample, and to output a signal, in response to the sensed optical radiation, that is indicative of a position of the sample. The motor is configured to adjust an alignment between the detector and the sample in response to the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: BRUKER TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Yuri Vinshtein, Alexander Krokhmal, Asher Peled, Guy Sheaffer, Matthew Wormington
  • Patent number: 10976268
    Abstract: An X-ray apparatus includes a mount, an X-ray source, a detector and a beam limiter. The mount is configured to hold a planar sample. The X-ray source is configured to direct a beam of X-rays toward a first side of the sample. The detector is positioned on a second side of the sample, opposite the first side, so as to receive at least a part of the X-rays that have been transmitted through the sample. The beam limiter is positioned on the first side of the sample so as to intercept the beam of the X-rays. The beam limiter includes first and second blades and first and second actuators. The first and second blades have respective first and second edges positioned in mutual proximity so as to define a slit, through which the beam of the X-rays will pass, at a distance smaller than 25 mm from the first side of the sample. The first and second actuators are configured to shift the first and second blades along respective, first and second translation axes so as to adjust a width of the slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: BRUKER TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Matthew Wormington, Alexander Krokhmal, Yuri Vinshtein
  • Patent number: 10976202
    Abstract: Focal Plane Arrays (FPAs) or methods to produce FPAs may be provided for a microbolometer based thermal imaging sensor utilizing wafer level processing (WLP) techniques for manufacture. Batch processing techniques for sealing a cap wafer to an FPA wafer to produce vacuum sealed FPAs may be accomplished with suitable FPA design features in conjunction with a glass frit seal methodology utilizing appropriate frit glass compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Seek Thermal, Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Parrish
  • Patent number: 10964507
    Abstract: A shield around an x-ray tube, a voltage multiplier, or both can improve the manufacturing process by allowing testing earlier in the process and by providing a holder for liquid potting material. The shield can also improve voltage standoff. A shielded x-ray tube can be electrically coupled to a shielded power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Moxtek, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Hoffman, Vincent F. Jones, Eric Miller
  • Patent number: 10948611
    Abstract: Absorbed ionizing particles differentially effect first and second acquiring circuit stages configured to respectively generate first and second acquisition signals. Each acquisition signal has a characteristic that is variable as a function of an amount of absorbed ionizing particles. A measuring circuit generates, on the basis of the first and second acquisition signals, a relative parameter indicative of a relationship between the variable characteristics. A computation of a total ionizing dose is made using a 1st- or 2nd-degree polynomial relationship in the relative parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignees: STMicroelectronics (Crolles 2) SAS, Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique
    Inventors: Martin Cochet, Dimitri Soussan, Fady Abouzeid, Gilles Gasiot, Philippe Roche
  • Patent number: 10948418
    Abstract: A method and a system for characterizing an elemental composition and a molecular composition of a material are provided. Laser-based IR spectroscopy measurements and LIBS measurements are performed at a same analysis spot on the material. The IR spectroscopy measurement data can be used to characterize the molecular composition of the material, whereas the LIBS data can be used to characterize the elemental composition of the material. 2D and 3D profiles of a sample of the material may be obtained based on this data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventors: Alain Blouin, Mohamad Sabsabi, Jean-Pierre Monchalin, Francis Vanier
  • Patent number: 10935488
    Abstract: An optical component for terahertz waves includes a resin member that includes a powder containing cellulose. A content ratio of the powder in the resin member is 60 wt % or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventor: Atsushi Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 10931890
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an image sensor system. The invention further relates to an X-ray imaging system comprising such an image sensor system. More in particular, the present invention is related to image sensor systems that use a relatively small pixel width. The present invention proposes to group the pixel columns in a plurality of column groups, each column group comprising at least three columns of pixels. The binary counters corresponding to the columns in a column group are reset at the start of a conversion cycle such that at least three columns among the at least three columns in a column group are reset to a different initial value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: TELEDYNE DALSA B.V.
    Inventors: Laurens Korthout, Vincent Arkesteijn
  • Patent number: 10928408
    Abstract: A slide rack clamp apparatus that secures a slide rack in a digital slide scanning apparatus. In an embodiment, the slide rack clamp apparatus includes an upper clamp and a lower clamp. Each clamp comprises one or more clamp projections, which are configured to engage one or more recesses in engagement surfaces of a plurality of different slide racks from different manufacturers. The lower clamp is driven by a motor along a linear axis to engage the lower clamp projections with the one or more slide rack recesses of the bottom surface of the slide rack. The motor drives the lower clamp and the engaged slide rack upward to engage the one or more slide rack recesses of the top surface of the slide rack with the clamp projections of the upper clamp to fully engage the slide rack between the upper clamp and the lower clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: LEICA BIOSYSTEMS IMAGING, INC.
    Inventor: Nicholas Newberg
  • Patent number: 10928526
    Abstract: A scintillation crystal can include a cesium halide that is co-doped with thallium and another element. In an embodiment, the scintillation crystal can include CsX:Tl, Me, where X represents a halogen, and Me represents a Group 5A element. In a particular embodiment, the scintillation crystal may have a cesium iodide host material, a first dopant including a thallium cation, and a second dopant including an antimony cation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN CERAMICS & PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Fang Meng, Peter R. Menge
  • Patent number: 10918889
    Abstract: A quality control device which enables all the routine quality controls of linear particle accelerators (LINACs), which are used in radiation oncology, to be performed automatically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Deniz Çel{dot over (i)}k
  • Patent number: 10914638
    Abstract: Provided is a pyroelectric sensor including: an Si substrate; a laminated portion in which a heat absorption layer formed of an inorganic material, a lower electrode, a piezoelectric film, and an upper electrode are laminated in this order from one surface side of the Si substrate on the one surface; and an optical filter that is provided at a position of the other surface of the Si substrate corresponding to the laminated portion and selectively transmits an infrared ray, in which an infrared ray incident to the laminated portion from the optical filter side through the Si substrate is sensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Takamichi Fujii
  • Patent number: 10914629
    Abstract: An imaging system includes: an image sensor sensitive to ultraviolet light and visible light; a lens configured to focus light from a subject onto the image sensor; and an image processor configured to process image signals output from the image sensor. The image processor obtains the difference between image signals A1 and A2 output from the image sensor at times t1 and t2, respectively. If the differential signal A3 is greater than or equal to a predetermined value, the image processor determines that light from the subject contains the ultraviolet light, and generates an image signal CI based on the differential signal A3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toru Okino, Yutaka Hirose, Seiji Yamahira
  • Patent number: 10914845
    Abstract: A radiation imaging apparatus for supplying power in a non-contact manner includes a power reception coil disposed inside a housing together with a radiation detector and a detector contact conductive member, and configured to receive electric energy to be supplied to the radiation detector in a non-contact manner from a power feeding coil disposed outside the housing. The power reception coil is disposed in a second range including a first range in which the detector contact conductive member is formed in the normal direction (y direction) to an incident surface of the radiation detector where the radiation is incident so that an orientation of the center of a generated magnetic flux coincides with an in-plane direction (x direction) of the incident surface and coincides with a direction toward the radiation detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shichihei Sakuragi, Masataka Suzuki, Katsushi Kato, Hiroto Kondo
  • Patent number: 10914878
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed relate to multilayer films including hidden fluorescent features. The present disclosure includes a multilayer optical film including an isotropic multilayer optical film having first and second opposed major surfaces. The isotropic multilayer optical film reflects at least 50% of a light that is at least one of ultraviolet light or visible light, having an incident angle less than a cutoff angle from normal to the first major surface of the isotropic multilayer optical film, wherein the cutoff angle is in a range from 10° to 70°. The isotropic multilayer optical film allows at least 50% of the light having an incident angle of more than the cutoff angle from normal to the first major surface of the isotropic multilayer optical film to pass through the isotropic multilayer optical film. The isotropic multilayer optical film includes a marking on the second major surface of the isotropic multilayer optical film, the marking including at least one fluorescent compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Timothy J. Hebrink, Todd G. Pett
  • Patent number: 10908077
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for detecting mechanophore damage in a composite material where the mechanophores are embedded in a matrix of the composite material. A mechanical load is applied to the composite material. A damage precursor signal is generated as a result of the mechanical load and is detected before yield of the mechanophore embedded composite material. Detecting the damage precursor signal may include illuminating the mechanophore embedded composite material with UV light to excite the embedded mechanophores, capturing fluorescent emissions of the embedded mechanophores with a UV camera, and filtering light received at the UV camera based on an emission wavelength of the mechanophores. Alternatively, the damage precursor signal may be detected using spectra from an evanescent wave distorted by the mechanophore embedded composite material using an attenuated total reflectance-Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR) system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Aditi Chattopadhyay, Bonsung Koo, Lenore Dai, Ryan Gunckel, Jack Miller
  • Patent number: 10908015
    Abstract: Super-resolution modal imaging methods and devices are disclosed herein. One super-resolution modal imaging device includes an optical component provided to receive incoming radiation, a mode separating structure for separating the received incoming radiation into multiple modes, at least one output array, and at least one detector array having multiple array elements for measuring an energy level of each mode to construct an image of the received incoming radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Lisa M. Lust
  • Patent number: 10909835
    Abstract: One or more temperature measuring devices are described that comprise; thermal imaging cameras capable of detection and provision of an exact location of at least one created dynamic image scanned by and triangulated with at least two thermal imaging cameras, and a gate that provides a constrained targeted pathway through which at least one person must travel so that dynamic thermal data of the person is captured as the person is moving through the gate and wherein thermal imaging cameras are geometrically arranged in positions such that the thermal imaging cameras field of view exist on or within the gate and wherein the person is scanned and provides targeted dynamic thermal data that is converted into one or more temperature readings that measure and transmit the temperature readings from one or more photodetectors that sense thermal radiation naturally emitted by people passing through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: TEMPERATURE GATE IP HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Ravindra Pratap Singh, Daniel Maurice Lerner