Patents Examined by Meenakshi S Sahu
  • Patent number: 10731455
    Abstract: A method includes introducing a tool string into a wellbore having material disposed in an annular region surrounding the casing. Obtaining acoustic refracted waveform measurements of the material from a cement bond logging tool, obtaining ultrasonic measurements of the material from a circumferential acoustic scanning tool, obtaining gamma radiation measurements scattered from the material from a circumferential spectral density logging (RSDX) tool by emitting gamma radiation from a radioactive source in a rotating portion of the RSDX and detecting scattered gamma radiation using near and far spectral density detectors, and obtaining thermal neutron radiation measurements scattered from the material from a dual spaced neutron logging tool. A computer obtains measurements and generates a deliverable that includes one or more cross plots that identify a compositional equivalent of the material in an entire circumference of the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Edmund Fox, Fnu Suparman, Gary James Frisch, Michael Jason Englar
  • Patent number: 10725187
    Abstract: Boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) with 1013 combined with a scintillation gas can serve as the basis for detecting thermal neutrons by detecting light from the decay products of the thermal neutron's absorption on the 10B atoms in the BNNT Material as the resultant decay products pass through the scintillating gas. BNNTs with 11B can be utilized as a scaffold for 238U and combined with a scintillation gas as the basis for detecting fast neutrons via detecting light from the fission decay products passing through the scintillating gas. Both technologies provide high spatial and temporal resolution for the detection of thermal neutrons and fast neutrons respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: BNNT, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin C. Jordan, R. Roy Whitney
  • Patent number: 10641720
    Abstract: The present application thus provides a thermal barrier coating spallation detection system for a gas turbine. The thermal barrier coating spallation detection system may include a hot gas path component with a phosphor layer and a thermal barrier coating, a stimulant radiation source, and an optical device such that the optical device directs stimulant radiation at the thermal barrier coating and receives emission radiation. A change in the received emission radiation indicates spallation of the thermal barrier coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Andrew David Ellis, Kurt Kramer Schleif, Zachary John Snider
  • Patent number: 10634609
    Abstract: A sensor system is for measuring the profile of a snowpack along a snowpack passage. The sensor system has a probe and at least one processor. The probe has at least one first sensor set. The first sensor set has at least one first photoemitter for emitting light and at least one first photodetector for detecting light. A processor is provided for receiving output signals from the first sensor set. The processor is for calculating a snowpack profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: REALTIME ADVENTURE DATA, INC.
    Inventors: Micah J. Johnson, Ryan Stevenson, Drew Eldred
  • Patent number: 10627340
    Abstract: Imaging systems and methods using fluorescent nanodiamonds are disclosed. The imaging systems and methods including applying a time-varying magnetic field to a specimen containing fluorescent nanodiamonds and comparing the fluorescence obtained with different magnetic fields to provide an image of the specimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignees: BIKANTA CORPORATION, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
    Inventors: Ambika Bumb, Keir Cajal Neuman
  • Patent number: 10627324
    Abstract: A system for tracking one or more subjects for collecting airborne contaminants. The system includes one or more subjects configured to collect air contaminants. Each of the one or more subjects includes an identification tag encoded with identification information identifying the each subject. The system further includes an identification reader configured to decode the identification information encoded within the identification tag of a scanned one of the one or more identification tags. A computer receives and stores the decoded identification information in a record in a database. The computer may also receive and stored an identification code for a user who scanned the scanned identification tag in the record in the database. Additional records in the database are created each time the identification tag of one of the one or more subjects is scanned. The one or more subjects are thereby tracked as they collect airborne contaminants and are incubated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Veltek Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Rosario S. Calio, Mark A. Phillips, John Joyce
  • Patent number: 10624573
    Abstract: There is a sunscreen detection device for detecting a sunscreen product, the sunscreen detection device comprising: a substrate; a first light, disposed on the substrate and controllably coupled to a processor, controllable by the processor to emit light at a first light wavelength at the subject's skin when the sunscreen detection device is oriented to emit light on the subject's skin; a first light sensor circuit, disposed on the substrate and communicatively coupled to the processor, capable of sensing a percentage absorption of light by the subject's skin at the first light wavelength (% AbsAtWL1) and communicating the % AbsAtWL1 to the processor; a processor, configured to: cause the first light to emit light when the sunscreen detection device is oriented to emit light on the subject's skin; record the % AbsAtWL1 from the first light sensor; and assess a level of sunscreen protection based at least on the % AbsAtWL1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: FITSKIN INC.
    Inventor: Sergio Rattner
  • Patent number: 10605669
    Abstract: The infrared detector acquires measurement information which is obtained by measuring infrared radiant energy amount in a measuring range including a mobile terminal; acquires information indicating a reference temperature; detects infrared radiant energy distribution area indicating an area where the infrared radiant energy amount corresponding to the mobile terminal is measured out of the measuring range, based on measurement information; and calibrates a conversion table for converting infrared radiant energy amount to a temperature value based on infrared radiant energy amount in the detected infrared radiant energy distribution area and the reference temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuo Kohashi, Hiroko Sugimoto, Yoichi Ikeda, Kazuhiro Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10595798
    Abstract: A detection apparatus according to an embodiment includes first detectors, a first electrode, second detectors and a second electrode. The first detectors detect a photon. The first electrode is electrically connected to each of the first detectors. The second detectors detect a photon. The second electrode is electrically connected to each of the second detectors. The number of first detectors is less than the number of second detectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Go Kawata, Keita Sasaki, Rei Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10599037
    Abstract: Systems and methods which provide anti-counterfeiting patterns tagged with multi-mode nanotaggants, such as may comprise single-mode nanoparticles, multi-mode nanoparticles, or a combination thereof, are described. The multi-mode nanotaggants of embodiments are configured to exhibit prescribed emissions by excitation at distinct stimulus wavelengths. Decryption of anti-counterfeiting patterns tagged with multi-mode nanotaggants of embodiments of the invention may be achieved by examining temporal color responses of the pattern to varying illuminations. In addition to the various color codes that may be encrypted into an anti-counterfeiting pattern using nanotaggants, embodiments provide various graphic codes that may be encrypted into anti-counterfeiting patterns. Such graphic codes may not only comprise the graphic pattern of the anti-counterfeiting pattern itself, but one or more graphic patterns of nanotaggants of the anti-counterfeiting pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Feng Wang, Tianying Sun, Xian Chen
  • Patent number: 10598595
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for determining oil contents in rocks. The method comprises steps of: measuring a plurality of calibration oil samples having different oil contents, and acquiring a holographic fluorescence spectral intensity corresponding to the calibration oil samples; acquiring a fit relation between the holographic fluorescence spectral intensity and the oil contents of the calibration oil, according to the oil contents of the plurality of calibration oil samples and a plurality of three-dimensional fluorescence spectral intensities corresponding thereto; adding a certain amount of the calibration oil after dilution to rocks to be measured, acquiring a sample of the rocks to be measured and performing a holographic fluorescence measurement of the rock sample to be measured; and introducing the holographic fluorescence spectral intensity of the rock sample to be measured to the fit relation, thus an oil content of the rock sample to be measured is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: PETROCHINA COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Hua Tian, Keyu Liu, Caineng Zou, Shuichang Zhang, Shaobo Liu, Xuesong Lu, Junjia Fan, Xiuli Li, Mengjun Zhao, Qingong Zhuo, Yanjie Gong
  • Patent number: 10591359
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a top surface configured to couple to a variable aperture mechanism (VAM), where the top surface has an opening configured to align with an aperture of the VAM. The apparatus also includes a bottom portion configured to couple to a cooled object and a contact portion configured to couple to a strut, where the top surface, bottom portion, and contact portion form a continuous body. The apparatus further includes a plurality of baffles within the continuous body, where each of the baffles has an opening configured to align with the aperture of the VAM. In addition, the apparatus includes a reinforcement ring comprised in or within the continuous body and disposed to be aligned with the strut when the strut is coupled to the continuous body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Gavin L. Avers, Michael L. Brest, Mark C. Elbogen, Christopher J. Cobb, Daniel W. Rinehart, Jason S. Graham
  • Patent number: 10591630
    Abstract: A subsurface logging tool that is deployable in a wellbore that traverses a formation includes a gamma-ray scintillation detector with a thallium-based scintillator material. The scintillator material is suitable for high-temperature downhole environments (i.e., above 70° C.). As such, the scintillator material improves the performance of oilfield measurement(s) at temperatures above 70° C. and at least up to 175° C., when compared with the use of the other materials. The scintillator material may have an effective atomic number of at least sixty. The scintillator material may have the chemical formula Tl2LiY1-xCexCl6, where x is 0 to 1. Lithium (Li) may be partially or completely replaced by another alkali metal or by indium (In). Yttrium (Y) is partially or completely replaced by another rare earth element. Chlorine (Cl) is partially or completely replaced by another halide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Markus Berheide, Cornelis Huiszoon
  • Patent number: 10585043
    Abstract: Technologies are described for methods to fabricate lasers to amplify light. The methods may comprise depositing nanoparticles on a substrate. The length, width, and height of the nanoparticles may be less than 100 nm. The methods may further comprise distributing the nanoparticles on the substrate to produce a film. The nanoparticles in the film may be coupled nanoparticles. The coupled nanoparticles may be in disordered contact with each other within the film. The distribution may be performed such that constructive interference of the light occurs by multiple scattering at the boundaries of the coupled nanoparticles within the film. The methods may comprise exposing the film to a power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignees: Brookhaven Science Associates, LCC, Research Foundation of The City University of New York
    Inventors: Matthew Y. Sfeir, Kannatassen Appavoo, Xiaoze Liu, Vinod M. Menon
  • Patent number: 10580268
    Abstract: A system and method of protecting individuals from ionizing energy is provided. The system can determine and monitor the location of an individual, relative to a source of ionizing energy. The system can determine patterns of ionizing energy expected to be generated by an expected emission from the source. The system can then determine if an individual is within a “danger” zone in which the individual is expected to receive a dose of ionizing energy above an acceptable or prescribed amount. The system may also determine if an individual is outside of an optimal zone in which the individual is expected to receive less than a predetermined dose of ionizing energy without being unnecessarily distant from a working area. The system can provide a warning or initiate other actions when an individual is within a danger zone or an inefficient zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: MIGHTY OAK MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: George Frey, Geoff Lai, Caleb Voelkel
  • Patent number: 10571399
    Abstract: In one example, an analyte detection package includes a substrate, surface-enhanced luminescence (SEL) structures extending from the substrate and a low wettability housing. The SEL structures have a first wettability for a given liquid. The low wettability housing extends from the substrate to form a chamber between the housing of the substrate about the SEL structures to receive an analyte containing solution. The housing has an inner surface adjacent the chamber, wherein the inner surface has a second wettability for the given liquid less than the first wettability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven Barcelo, Ning Ge, Kevin Dooley, Zhiyong Li
  • Patent number: 10573675
    Abstract: Photodetectors and methods for dual band photo detection are disclosed. The photodetector includes a stack of semiconductor layers defining first and second unipolar photosensitive modules (UPMs) of respectively opposite doping polarities, and a contact layer including at least one of metal and semiconductor materials having doping polarity opposite to that of the second UPM. The first and second UPMs are adapted for sensing radiation of different respective first and second wavelengths ranges. The second UPM is located upon the first UPM thereby forming a first diode junction between the first and second UPMs. The contact layer is located on the second UPM thereby forming a second diode junction between the second UPM and the contact layer. The first and second diode junctions are configured to have respectively opposite conduction directions, enabling selective sensing of electrical signals associated with the first and second wavelengths ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: SEMI CONDUCTOR DEVICES—AN ELBIT SYSTEMS-RAFAEL PARTNERSHIP
    Inventor: Philip Klipstein
  • Patent number: 10545081
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the optical measurement of at least the stability and the aggregation of particles in a liquid sample which is located in a sample container, wherein the method comprises the following steps: irradiating the sample with light of at least one first wavelength in order to fluorescently excite the particles, irradiating the sample with light of at least one second wavelength in order to examine the scattering of the particles, measuring the fluorescence light which is emitted by the sample; and measuring the extinction light at the second wavelength, wherein the irradiated light of the second wavelength runs through the sample container, is reflected back, runs again through the sample container in the opposite direction and exits as extinction light, wherein the stability is determined based on the measured fluorescence light and the aggregation is measured based on the measured extinction light. The invention further relates to a corresponding apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: NANOTEMPER TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventors: Philipp Baaske, Stefan Duhr, Dennis Breitsprecher, Jonathan Derix
  • Patent number: 10533898
    Abstract: To provide an infrared temperature sensor that is corrected in detected temperature while ensuring high responsiveness. An infrared temperature sensor 10 according to the present invention includes a heat conversion film 40, an infrared detection element 43 held by the heat conversion film 40, a temperature compensation element 45 that is provided adjacently to the infrared detection element 43 and is held by the heat conversion film 40, a light guide part 59 that guides entered infrared rays toward the infrared detection element 43, and a blocking part 27 that blocks the infrared rays from being incident on the temperature compensation element 45, in which an inner surface of the light guide part 59 configures an irradiation surface 57 to be irradiated with the infrared rays, and the irradiation surface 57 includes a correction region 58 that is different in emissivity of the infrared rays from surroundings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: SHIBAURA ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Kanaya, Tatsuya Konno
  • Patent number: 10527236
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus includes a first semiconductor light source configured to produce a first primary light beam, a second semiconductor light source configured to produce a second primary light beam, a phosphor volume configured to at least partly convert primary light into secondary light, a first deflection element configured to deflect the first primary light beam onto the phosphor volume, a second deflection element configured to deflect the second primary light beam onto the phosphor volume, a first light sensor which is sensitive to at least the primary light, and a second light sensor. The first deflection element is partly transmissive for the first primary light beam. The first light sensor can be irradiated by the component of the primary light beam which is transmitted by the first deflection element. The second light sensor can be irradiated by light which can be emitted by the phosphor volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: ODRAM GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Daniels