Patents Examined by Melissa J Koval
  • Patent number: 11598790
    Abstract: A hermetically RF-EMI shielded 3-axis and planarity adjustable combo link assembly for low loss connection between the coaxial RF connector of external instruments (impedance tuners) with 30- or 45-degrees wafer probes allows continuous, micro-positioner controlled independent horizontal and vertical probe movement. Flexible sealing O-rings and RF absorbing sheets and gaskets ensure airtight and RF-EMI shielded operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Inventor: Christos Tsironis
  • Patent number: 11592492
    Abstract: A battery pack diagnosing device mediating signal communication between a battery pack and a user terminal includes a controller generating a wake-up signal based on a user input to a third switch and transmitting the generated wake-up signal to the battery pack, and establishing a communication connection according to a first communication method with the battery pack turned on based on the wake-up signal and receiving state information of the battery pack through the established communication connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soojin Lee, Imsu Choi
  • Patent number: 11592459
    Abstract: In a collision determination device for determining a type of front collision of a vehicle, a collision determination unit is configured to determine that the collision type is full overlap front collision as collision of the vehicle with an obstacle across substantially the entire width of a front surface of a vehicle body in a case where initial values as values at an early phase of the collision for a first lateral acceleration and a second lateral acceleration are both less than a full overlap determination threshold as a negative value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuki Iguchi
  • Patent number: 11585717
    Abstract: In a substrate processing system according to an exemplary embodiment, gas supply units are configured to supply gases to chambers through first gas flow channels thereof, respectively. Chamber pressure sensors are configured to measure pressures in the chambers. A second gas flow channel is connected to the first gas flow channel of each of the gas supply units. A reference pressure sensor is configured to measure a pressure in the second gas flow channel. In a method according to an exemplary embodiment, each of the chamber pressure sensors is calibrated by using a measurement value thereof and a measurement value of the reference pressure sensor which are obtained in a state where pressures in a corresponding chamber, the first gas flow channel of a corresponding gas supply unit, and the second gas flow channel are maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Risako Matsuda, Norihiko Amikura, Kazuyuki Miura, Keita Shouji
  • Patent number: 11579114
    Abstract: The techniques relate to methods and apparatus for sensing an analyte. At least one sensor element is configured to sense an analyte, the at least one sensor element comprising a first portion and a second portion. A first current electrode is attached to the first portion and a second current electrode is attached to the second portion. A first measurement electrode is attached to the first portion and a second measurement electrode is attached to the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: FemtoDx, Inc.
    Inventor: Pritiraj Mohanty
  • Patent number: 11579164
    Abstract: An inertial sensor, includes: a substrate; a fixing portion that is provided on the substrate; a first movable body that faces the substrate and that is displaceable with a first support beam as a first rotation axis; the first support beam that is arranged in a first direction and that couples the first movable body and the fixing portion; a second movable body that is displaceable due to deformation of a second support beam; the second support beam that is arranged in a second direction intersecting the first direction and that couples the first movable body and the second movable body; and a protrusion that is provided on the substrate or the second movable body, overlaps the second movable body in plan view from a third direction and that protrudes toward the second movable body or the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Nagata, Satoru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11579202
    Abstract: An electric current measuring arrangement includes: a first control unit including a first microcontroller; a second control unit including: a second microcontroller; an amplifier electrically interconnected between the second microcontroller and terminals of a shunt resistor for current measurement; and a node interconnected between one of the terminals of the shunt resistor and the amplifier; a communication line communicatively connecting the first control unit and the second control unit. The first microcontroller is configured to generate a test pattern signal, and to transmit the test pattern signal to the second control unit through the communication line, the second control unit is configured to transmit the test pattern signal to the node, the second microcontroller is configured to receive a measuring signal through the amplifier, and the first microcontroller is configured to receive the measuring signal, compare the measuring signal with the test pattern signal, and verify the current measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Maximilian Hofer, Renato Mandic, Thomas Trathnigg, J├╝rgen Fritz
  • Patent number: 11560793
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for analyzing isotopes of a gas from a wellbore to determine geological information associated with the wellbore. A drill device can be used to drill rocks or particles in a wellbore, which can cause a gas to be released within the wellbore. Fluid can be pumped into the wellbore as the drill bit drills the rocks or particles and the fluid, along with the gas released, can flow through the wellbore and to a surface of the wellbore. A gas detector can be positioned near the wellbore for detecting an amount of gas and a type of gas in the fluid and gas mixture and transmitting data about the amount and type of the gas to a computing device. The computing device can output data based on the amount and type of gas in the mixture for determining geological information about the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mathew Dennis Rowe, Jon Troy Gosney
  • Patent number: 11555829
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a probe member for a pogo pin, a method of manufacturing the probe member, and a pogo pin including the probe member. An embodiment of the present invention provides a probe member including a first body portion and a second body portion that are stacked in a height direction based on the other end of a contact portion, wherein the probe member is used in a test socket in a state in which at least a portion of the probe member is inserted in a pipe having an internal space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: ISC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Young Bae Chung
  • Patent number: 11552341
    Abstract: An inspection method for a secondary battery includes: constituting a circuit by connecting a charged secondary battery to a power supply; measuring a circuit current flowing through the circuit in association with self-discharge of the secondary battery; and determining the quality of the secondary battery based on a measured value of the circuit current converged in the measuring. During execution of the measuring, a battery temperature control is performed to control the temperature of the secondary battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: PRIME PLANET ENERGY & SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Ruri Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11525776
    Abstract: A droplet sensor includes an optical cover that forms part of a spheroid, a major axis of the spheroid being a vertical axis, a light emitting/receiving device disposed at a position offset from a first focal point of the spheroid along the major axis, and a reflector disposed in vicinity of a second focal point of the spheroid. The optical cover has an effective detection area between the light emitting/receiving device and the reflector. The effective detection area satisfies a total internal reflection condition at an interface with a gas, and does not satisfy the total internal reflection condition at an interface with a liquid. The reflector reflects, towards a light receiving surface of the light emitting/receiving device, light totally reflected by the effective detection area, or reflects, towards the effective detection area, light directly incident on the reflector from the light emitting/receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuya Kawasaki, Hideo Kurosawa
  • Patent number: 11506565
    Abstract: A method and system for conducting a non-contact survey of an overhead crane runway system using a survey apparatus that is alternately located in the crane bay or on a crane bridge girder. Disclosed more particularly are a method and system for testing an overhead crane runway beam 3D alignment or an overhead crane runway rail 3D alignment using a 3D laser scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Falk PLI Engineering & Surveying, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael O. Falk, Sagar Deshpande, Zhengwei Davis Zhang, Nathan Plooster
  • Patent number: 11506721
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for determining a section in which generation of internal gas in a second battery accelerates, the method comprising the steps of: measuring a closed circuit voltage (CCV) and an open circuit voltage (OCV) according to the state of charge (SOC) of the secondary battery while charging the secondary battery; deriving a closed circuit voltage (SOC-CCV) profile according to the state of charge and an open circuit voltage (SOC-OCV) profile according to the state of charge; and determining, from the derived SOC-CCV profile and SOC-OCV profile, a section in which the amount of internal gas generated in the secondary battery rapidly increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: LG Energy Solution, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji Hye Park, Su Hyun Kim, Dong Guk Hwang
  • Patent number: 11500033
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for detecting a ground fault in a battery of a uninterrupted power supply, the battery includes at least one string with multiple battery cells, the method including the steps of defining multiple individual battery blocks of battery cells along the at least one string, performing an reference impedance measurement for the multiple individual battery blocks at a first point of time, performing a verification impedance measurement for the multiple individual battery blocks at a second point of time, evaluating a change of measured impedance between the reference impedance and the verification impedance for the multiple individual battery blocks of the at least one string, and identifying a ground fault based on a correlated change of measured impedance of the multiple individual battery blocks along the at least one string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: ABB SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Daniel Aggeler, Esa-Kai Paatero, Ivan Furlan, Nicola Notari, Yannick Maret
  • Patent number: 11493561
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing a sensor and a battery pressure detecting sensor produced thereby, which operate in a short mode when a pressure of a standard level or more is applied, thereby preventing the breakage and ignition of a battery due to swelling. The disclosed battery pressure detecting sensor disposes a membrane sheet formed with a first accommodation hole under a conductive sheet, has a part of the conductive sheet connected to a first terminal through a first accommodation hole, and has the membrane sheet connected to a second terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Inyong Seo
  • Patent number: 11493480
    Abstract: A probe including a plurality of links connected together in series, wherein the plurality of links create a flexible compartment containing at least a first and second exciter means and at least one pair of detector means, wherein the exciter means are driven by an alternating current to produce an alternating magnetic field, and the detector means are configured to detect the magnetic field of an induced eddy current caused by the exciter means magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Russell NDE Systems Inc.
    Inventors: David E. Russell, Yuwu Yu, Hoan Nguyen, Brian Thai, Daniel Lingnau, Ellen Jin
  • Patent number: 11486738
    Abstract: A rotation sensing apparatus includes a detected part, a sensor unit, and a rotation information calculation circuit. The sensor unit includes a first sensor disposed opposite to a first pattern portion, a second sensor disposed opposite to a second pattern portion, a third sensor disposed to be spaced apart from the first sensor in the rotation direction and opposite to the first pattern portion, and a fourth sensor disposed to be spaced apart from the second sensor in the rotation direction and opposite to the second pattern portion. The rotation information calculation circuit is configured to sense the rotation direction, in response to a differential signal, generated based on the first oscillation signal and the second oscillation signal, and an oscillation signal corresponding to maximum and minimum frequencies, from among the first oscillation signal, the second oscillation signal, the third oscillation signal, and the fourth oscillation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong Woon Ji, Jong Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 11255897
    Abstract: In one example, a first tubular member has a first diameter and is configured to attach to a printed circuit board. A second tubular member has a second diameter different from the first diameter and is configured to hold an environmental sensor for collecting data relating to an environment of the printed circuit board. The second tubular member is vertically adjustable relative to the first tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Mohammed Ghouse, Shailesh Nayak, Damaruganath Pinjala, Rohit Dev Gupta, Mehmet Onder Cap
  • Patent number: 11204384
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system and/or method may test logic blocks for an integrated circuit. To alleviate problems associated with current methods of integrated circuit testing, a system may include a power switch control signal on a different voltage rail. In some embodiments, a Test VDD may be used to isolate the power switches from the rest of the logic cells in an integrated circuit. During testing, each logic block may be powered individually using the Test VDD to control the power switches to the logic blocks. When a logic block short is identified, the nonviable logic block may be isolated to such that the nonviable logic block is not used during the future and only viable logic blocks are used in the integrated circuit. This allows for use of logic within an integrated circuit that might otherwise have been discarded or destroyed because of one or more shorts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Edgardo F. Klass
  • Patent number: 11201586
    Abstract: One example includes a test illumination system comprising a light source and a location controller configured to generate location data associated with a real-time location of the test illumination system. The test illumination system can be configured to move relative to a solar panel array in response to a solar testing protocol to provide illumination from the light source at a defined illumination time to each solar panel of the solar panel array in a sequence to provide a voltage amplitude. The system also includes a solar panel testing controller configured to correlate the location data of the test illumination system, the defined illumination time, and the voltage amplitude for each solar panel of the solar panel array in the sequence to determine an efficacy of each solar panel of the solar panel array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: INVENTUS HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Jay K Limbasiya, Hector K Lopez, Michael T Rothenberg