Patents Examined by Meenakshi Sahu
  • Patent number: 10386239
    Abstract: Hyperspectral imaging sensors that can readily switch between multiple common aperture imagers, and are more compact and lightweight than previous hyperspectral sensor designs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Wavefront Research, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas A. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10281598
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for monitoring the quantity of actinides present in a test sample are disclosed. Compositions and methods for monitoring the motion of special nuclear materials through space are also described. Compositions and methods for monitoring the quantity of a fissile special nuclear material present in a test sample are disclosed. Compositions and methods for monitoring actinides during reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel after 30-year cool down are disclosed. Compositions and methods for monitoring actinides during reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel after 180 day cool down are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventor: Rusi Taleyarkhan
  • Patent number: 10256600
    Abstract: The Hybrid Photonic Plasmonic Interconnect (HyPPI) combines both low loss photonic signal propagation and passive routing with ultra-compact plasmonic devices. These optical interconnects therefore uniquely combine fast operational data-bandwidths (in hundreds of Gbps) for light manipulation with low optical attenuation losses by hybridizing low loss photonics with strong light-matter-interaction plasmonics to create, modulate, switch and detect light efficiently at the same time. Initial implementations were considered for on-chip photonic integration, but also promising for free space or fiber-based systems. In general two technical options exist, which distinguished by the method the electric-optic conversion is executed: the extrinsic modulation method consists of an continuous wave source such as an LED or laser operating at steady power output, and signal encoding is done via an electro-optic modulator downstream of the source in the interconnect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: The George Washington University
    Inventors: Shuai Sun, Volker J. Sorger, Tarek El-Ghazawi, Vikram K. Narayana, Abdel-Hameed A. Badawy
  • Patent number: 10254436
    Abstract: A scanning system, corresponding bracket and method are for scanning an object. The system has a frame defining a scanning chamber in which the object to be scanned is placed. The system also has a displacement assembly which displaces the object into and out of the scanning chamber. The system can also have a source which emits electromagnetic radiation or X-rays against the object within the scanning chamber such that the EM radiation passes through the object. The system can also have detectors arranged around the scanning chamber which detect the EM radiation which passes through the object. Each of the detectors forms a detector angle with a plane which can vary from one detector to the next. Similarly, the source can form an angle with the horizontal plane. The system, bracket, and method allow for the production of representative three-dimensional views of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: VOTI INC.
    Inventors: William Awad, Simon Archambault
  • Patent number: 10247645
    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: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Veltek Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Rosario S. Calio, Mark A. Phillips, John Joyce
  • Patent number: 10222316
    Abstract: An imaging flow cytometry apparatus and method which allows registering multiple locations across a cell, and/or across multiple flow channels, in parallel using radio-frequency-tagged emission (FIRE) coupled with a parallel optical detection scheme toward increasing analysis throughput. An optical source is modulated by multiple RF frequencies to produce an optical interrogation beam having a spatially distributed beat frequency. This beam is directed to one or more focused streams of cells whose responsive fluorescence, in different frequencies, is registered in parallel by an optical detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Bahram Jalali, Eric Diebold, Brandon Buckley
  • Patent number: 10217881
    Abstract: A Ge-on-Si photodetector constructed without doping or contacting Germanium by metal is described. Despite the simplified fabrication process, the device has responsivity of 1.24 A/W, corresponding to 99.2% quantum efficiency. Dark current is 40 nA at ?4 V reverse bias. 3-dB bandwidth is 30 GHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Elenion Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Wetteland Baehr-Jones, Yi Zhang, Michael J. Hochberg, Ari Novack
  • Patent number: 10197440
    Abstract: The various embodiments described herein include methods, devices, and systems for fabricating and operating niobium-germanium-based superconducting devices. In one aspect, a device includes a superconducting nanowire composed of niobium-germanium, a protective layer configured to inhibit oxidation of the superconducting nanowire, and a current source configured to supply a current to the superconducting nanowire. In another aspect, a method of fabrication includes: (1) depositing a layer of niobium-germanium on a substrate; (2) removing one or more portions of the layer of niobium-germanium to define one or more nanowires; and (3) depositing a protective layer over the one or more nanowires, the protective layer adapted to inhibit oxidation of niobium-germanium in the one or more nanowires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: PSIQUANTUM CORP.
    Inventor: Faraz Najafi
  • Patent number: 10193093
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a radiation detector includes a first conductive layer, a second conductive layer, and an intermediate layer. The intermediate layer is provided between the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer. The intermediate layer includes an organic semiconductor region and a plurality of particles. The organic semiconductor region including a portion provided around the particles. A diameter is not less than 1 nanometer and not more than 20 nanometers for at least a portion of the particles. A first bandgap energy of the plurality of particles is larger than a second bandgap energy of the organic semiconductor region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Isao Takasu, Atsushi Wada, Satomi Taguchi, Mitsuyoshi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10180502
    Abstract: A radiometric detector is provided for detecting a measurement variable. The detector is particularly failsafe with, simultaneously, a simple, space-saving and cost-effective design, without having losses in the signal-to-noise ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Berthold Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dirk Moermann, Ewald Freiburger, Steffen Mueller, Tobias Daibenzeiher
  • Patent number: 10175366
    Abstract: A radiation detector that improves accurately a fluorescence emission-time. A limiter circuit instead of a low-pass filter and a high-pass filter removes a noise component of the amplifier output. The limiter circuit blocks passing through the amplification signal when the amplification signal output from the amplifier a is lower than the limit level. Accordingly, a noise component output not related to the fluorescence detection from the amplifier a is blocked by the limiter circuit L and is unable to reach to the addition circuit. When the amplification signal output from the amplifier a is larger than the limit level, the limiter circuit L passes through such amplification signal; so that the signal, which is related to a fluorescence detection, that the amplifier a outputs can be absolutely input into the fluorescence emission-time calculation element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Tetsuo Furumiya
  • Patent number: 10175365
    Abstract: A radiation detection element includes a plurality of pixel electrodes, each pixel electrodes including a first electrode placed on the first surface of an insulating member and having an opening portion and a second electrode placed at the opening portion of the first electrode. The plurality of pixel electrodes is arrayed in the row direction and the column direction. The pitch of the pixel electrodes in the row direction and the column direction is 380 ?m or less. An area ratio between the first electrode and the second electrode falls within the range of 14.5:1 to 154.6:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: DAI NIPPON PRINTING Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohisa Motomura, Kohei Ota, Toru Tanimori, Atsushi Takada, Taito Takemura
  • Patent number: 10168218
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus relating to a pyroelectric IR (PIR) motion sensor are provided. The provided PIR motion sensor can be used to determine an angular position of a moving person relative to the PIR motion sensor. The provided PIR motion sensor can be used to determine a proximity of a moving person relative to the PIR motion sensor. The angular position and the proximity can be used to identify a false alarm, estimate occupancy of a region, enable tracking of a target, and the like. In an example, the provided PIR motion sensor includes multiple PIR sensors and a Fresnel lens including lenslets configured to direct received IR radiation to at least two of the PIR sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Aveek Ravishekhar Purohit, Anurag Gupta
  • Patent number: 10139283
    Abstract: Methods and systems for performing non-contact temperature measurements of optical elements with long wavelength infrared light are described herein. The optical elements under measurement exhibit low emissivity to long wavelength infrared light and are often highly reflective or highly transmissive to long wavelength infrared light. In one aspect, a material coating having high emissivity, low reflectivity, and low transmission at long wavelength IR wavelengths is disposed over selected portions of one or more optical elements of a metrology or inspection system. The locations of the material coating are outside the direct optical path of the primary measurement light employed by the metrology or inspection system to perform measurements of a specimen. Temperature measurements of the front and back surfaces of an IR-transparent optical element are performed with a single IR camera. Temperature measurements are performed through multiple optical elements in an optical path of a primary measurement beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: KLA-Tencor Corporation
    Inventors: Anatoly Shchemelinin, Ilya Bezel, Kenneth P. Gross
  • Patent number: 10139490
    Abstract: A system and method detects an obstruction in the path of a vehicle access control member moving from an open position to a closed position. The method includes transmitting a detection signal along an edge of the member towards a reflective surface mounted on the member. The detection signal includes a sequence of pulses having different amplitudes with the amplitudes varying linearly moving from a first pulse to a final pulse of the sequence of pulses. The method further includes receiving a detection response signal corresponding to the detection signal following reflection of the detection signal by one of the reflective surface and the obstruction. The detection response signal includes another sequence of pulses and the method further includes generating an obstruction signal indicating whether the obstruction is in the path of the access control member responsive to differences in amplitude between adjacent pulses in the sequence of pulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Doru N. Serban, Brian Norman Orr, Norman J. Weigert
  • Patent number: 10126243
    Abstract: A plankton examination apparatus comprises: a sub-pipe in which a transparent pipe unit; a light source unit which radiates only blue-series light; a detection unit which receives light radiated in the direction on the other side outside the transparent pipe unit through the transparent pipe unit from the light source unit and generates an image of the plankton; and a dichroic mirror installed between the transparent pipe unit and the detection unit in such a way as to transmit only red-series light which belongs to the light radiated by the light source unit and passed through the transparent pipe unit and has a wavelength of 620 nm to 780 nm and to deliver the red-series light to the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: Hyo Hyuc Im, Kyu Young Choi, Deok Whan Choi
  • Patent number: 10126436
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a scintillator, a method for manufacturing the same, and an application for the same. The scintillator according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a matrix material including, as a main component, thallium, lanthanum, and a halogen element; and an activator doped onto the matrix material. The scintillator according to an embodiment of the present invention has a formula TlaLabXc:yCe, and in the formula: X is a halogen element; a=1, b=2, c=7, or a=2, b=1, c=5, or a=3, b=1, c=6; and y>0 and y?0.5. The scintillator according to an embodiment of the present invention has a high efficiency of detecting radiations, a greater light yield, and an excellent fluorescence decay time characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Kyungpook National University Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Hong Joo Kim, Hwanbae Park, Sunghwan Kim, Gul Rooh
  • Patent number: 10126241
    Abstract: The present invention provides a measuring apparatus (100) designed to analyze a fluid sample (3) or a luminescent sample (52), wherein the measuring apparatus (100) comprises a radiation receiver device (6, 56) for receiving a light beam guided along a measurement path through the fluid sample or radiation emitted by the luminescent sample (52), and wherein the measuring apparatus comprises at least one connection device (36) for connecting an external electronic device (37) for transferring the measurement signals of the radiation receiver device (6, 56) to an evaluation device (109) of the external electronic device (37) for evaluating the measurement signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: IFE Innovative Forschungs- und Entwicklungs GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Willuweit, Ralf Griesbach
  • Patent number: 10119910
    Abstract: An instrument and a method for measuring the characteristics of particles in a sample. The instrument comprises a light source operable to provide a light beam and defining an illumination axis; a sample cell placed on the illumination axis; a scattered light detector positioned to receive scattered light along a detection path from a sample in the sample cell, the scattered light produced by the interaction of the light beam with the sample; and a filter changer positioned between the sample cell and the scattered light detector. The filter changer comprises at least one optical filter and an actuator. The actuator is operable to move each of the at least one optical filter between a first position in which the detection path does not pass through the optical filter, and a second position in which the detection path passes through the optical filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Jason Cecil William Corbett
  • Patent number: 10120099
    Abstract: Devices and methods for a rugged semiconductor radiation detector are provided. The semiconductor detector may include a hermetically sealed housing and a semiconductor disposed within the housing that has a first surface and a second surface opposite one another. A first metallization layer may at least partially cover the first surface of the semiconductor and a second metallization layer may at least partially cover the second surface of the semiconductor. The first metallization layer or the second metallization layer, or both, do not extend completely to an edge of the semiconductor, thereby providing a nonconductive buffer zone. This reduces electrical field stresses that occur when a voltage potential is applied between the first metallization layer and the second metallization layer and reduces a likelihood of electrical failure (e.g., due to arcing).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventors: Frederic Gicquel, Olivier G. Philip, Christian Stoller, Zilu Zhou