Patents Examined by Natalie Huls
  • Patent number: 11965760
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a compact air flow rate measuring device with improved stain resistance. A physical quantity detecting device of the present invention includes: a semiconductor element having a flow rate detection unit 205; a circuit board 207 supporting the semiconductor element; and a conductive cover 202 fixing the circuit board 207, and the semiconductor element is fixed to the circuit board 207 such that the flow rate detection unit 205 faces the cover 202.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: HITACHI ASTEMO, LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki Yogo, Binti Haridan Fatin Farhanah, Akira Uenodan, Noboru Tokuyasu, Takahiro Miki, Hiroaki Hoshika
  • Patent number: 11965866
    Abstract: A sensor node includes a sensor node printed circuit board, a sensor module, and a communication module. The sensor node printed circuit board manages power of the sensor node circuitry, the sensor module and the communication module such that power is provided from a primary power supply supplemented by a secondary power supply. The sensor module includes a plurality of air quality sensors to measure the concentration of air pollutants. The sensor module may be replaceable. The communication module may communicate air quality measurements to and receive configurations from a data management platform, which may perform processes to improve the accuracy of the air quality measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Clarity Movement Co.
    Inventors: Paolo Micalizzi, Baljot Singh, Deepak Talwar, Dengjun Lu
  • Patent number: 11963767
    Abstract: Various examples described herein are directed to systems and methods of detecting damage to an analyte sensor using analyte sensor impedance values. In some examples, a method of assessing sensor membrane integrity using sensor electronics comprises determining an impedance parameter of an analyte sensor and determining a membrane integrity state of the analyte sensor based on the impedance parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Dexcom, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastian Bohm, Anna Claire Harley-Trochimczyk, Daiting Rong, Rui Ma, Wenjie Lan, Minglian Shi, Disha B. Sheth, Vincent P. Crabtree, Kamuran Turksoy
  • Patent number: 11965800
    Abstract: A device for testing the interface to periscope inboard electronics is provided with an enclosure having a cable connector for a plurality of cables from a periscope mast. Each cable includes electric wires, fiber optic lines, radio frequency lines, and video lines. A plurality of interface panels are mounted on the enclosure. Each interface panel is associated with a cable of the plurality of cables. Each interface panel has test points for each voltage conducting cable, video path, and fiber optic line for the associated cable and status indicators for the device and inboard electronics. A multi-position switch is mounted on the enclosure and can be selected for one of a plurality of periscope mast types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Inventors: James M Coombs, David E Baumgarte
  • Patent number: 11959933
    Abstract: An experimental device and method for supercritical CO2/H2O mixed fluid huff and puff for shale oil development includes a CO2 storage tank, a water vapor generator, a mixing vessel, and a core holder; the CO2 storage tank and the water vapor generator are in communication with the mixing vessel; a first pressure gauge and a hygronom are connected to an upper end of the mixing vessel, and a displacement pump is connected to a lower end of the mixing vessel; the mixing vessel is connected to an inlet end of the core holder; the core holder is connected to an inlet end of a drying pipe, and the measuring cylinder is disposed upside down in a liquid containing dish, where the liquid containing dish and the measuring cylinder are filled with a saturated sodium carbonate solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: CHINA UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM (EAST CHINA)
    Inventors: Lei Li, Yuliang Su, Yongmao Hao, Wendong Wang, Xiaomei Zhou, Xue Zhang, Zheng Chen
  • Patent number: 11959794
    Abstract: A combination weighing device is provided that includes a plurality of article suppliers disposed in juxtaposition with each other and adapted to transport and supply articles to a plurality of weighing units. The combination weighing device further includes an article transporter adapted to drop and supply the transported articles from a direction intersecting with a direction of transport of the articles by the article suppliers, and an article split-and-guide member adapted to split, drop and guide the articles in a direction of juxtaposition of the article suppliers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: YAMATO SCALE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryo Suemichi
  • Patent number: 11951362
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that estimates a hit feeling of a golf ball, includes a characteristic amount obtainment unit configured to obtain a characteristic amount of a striking sound which an estimation target ball generates as a sound source upon the estimation target ball being struck and an estimation unit configured to estimate a hit feeling of the estimation target ball based on correlation information and the characteristic amount obtained by the characteristic amount obtainment unit. The correlation information indicates correlation, for a plurality of kinds of test balls, between a hit feeling which a testing golfer feels at the time of striking a test ball and a characteristic amount of a striking sound which the test ball generates as a sound source upon the test ball being struck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE SPORTS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daichi Mizutani, Takuichi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11953483
    Abstract: A method determines a potential poisoning of a sensor of an electronic nose by a volatile compound following an exposure of the sensor to a gaseous sample including at least this volatile compound. If there is poisoning, the method determines whether the sensor is still functional such that the sensor is still capable of carrying out one or a plurality of reliable measurements, or on the contrary, whether the sensor is saturated and must no longer be used. The method may be used with any type of electronic nose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: ARYBALLE
    Inventors: Thierry Livache, Cyril Herrier, Romain Dubreuil
  • Patent number: 11946833
    Abstract: Provided are a test assembly and a test tooling, including: interfaces, where one end of the interface is configured to connect a device under test, and the interfaces include a first interface and a second interface; a first three-way valve, where the first three-way valve includes a first cut-in valve, a first vent valve, and a first test valve, another end of the first interface is connected to the first cut-in valve, and the first vent valve lets in atmospheric air and is able to open and close; a second three-way valve, where the second three-way valve includes a second cut-in valve, a second vent valve, and a second test valve, another end of the second interface is connected to the second cut-in valve, and the second vent valve lets in atmospheric air and is able to open and close; and a manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: CONTEMPORARY AMPEREX TECHNOLOGY CO., LIMITED
    Inventors: Jia Wang, Zhihui Wang, Wu Lin
  • Patent number: 11946785
    Abstract: A material independent mass flow sensor is used to generate signals that can be used to calculate mass flow of grain harvested by a combine. A method for determining a mass of material includes the steps of receiving data from a three-measurement transducer and determining an angular center of mass location of an object based on the data from the three-measurement transducer. A coefficient of friction of the object is determined. A velocity of the object is determined. A mass of the object is determined. The mass of the object can be determined based on the angular center of mass location of the object, the coefficient of friction of the object, and the velocity of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Fitzsimmons, David C. Eaton
  • Patent number: 11937558
    Abstract: An irrigation water amount measurement apparatus 10 includes: a sensor data obtaining unit 11 that obtains sensor data for specifying soil moisture contents of sections of an agricultural field, from moisture sensors installed in the respective sections; an irrigation water amount measurement unit 12 that measures a supply amount of irrigation water supplied from a drip irrigation system during a period from start to end of irrigation in the entire agricultural field; an irrigation time specifying unit 13 that specifies a period of time during which irrigation water was supplied to the section based on a change state of a soil moisture content of the section; and a calculation processing unit 14 that calculates a supply amount of irrigation water supplied to the section, based on a period of time specified for the section, a period from start to end of irrigation, and a measured supply amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kousuke Ishida
  • Patent number: 11940332
    Abstract: A cooking oven wet bulb sensor system having: a reservoir configured to be secured to a cooking chamber wall of the cooking oven, with a cavity of the reservoir in an upward-facing orientation; a temperature sensor probe configured to be mounted at least partially within the cavity of the reservoir; and a water fill opening positioned to dispense water into the cavity. A cooking oven having a wet bulb sensor system and a method for operating a cooking oven are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Anova Applied Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Harrison John Lees, Scott Martin Heimendinger, Carl HÃ¥kan Messler
  • Patent number: 11942344
    Abstract: In a method of determining a critical temperature of a semiconductor package, heat is applied to at least one semiconductor package. Temperatures of the semiconductor package are measured during the heating. Heights of the semiconductor package are also measured during the heating. A temperature of the semiconductor package measured at a point at which a height from among the measured heights of the semiconductor package is sharply increased so that swelling of the semiconductor package occurs is determined as the critical temperature of the semiconductor package. Thus, the critical temperature of the semiconductor package may be accurately determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ilyoung Han, Mingi Hong, Choongbo Shim, Heejin Kim, Nungpyo Hong
  • Patent number: 11933663
    Abstract: An internal calibration mechanism of a weigh module has a driving structure, a calibration weight and a weight support frame. The weight support frame has an opening or a groove for loading the calibration weight. The weight support frame is connected to a load receiving portion at both sides thereof and is connected to a portion of a fixing portion that extends towards the load-receiving portion. In one case, the weight support frame, the load-receiving portion and the fixing portion are integrally formed. In another case, a force transmission connecting portion and a fulcrum connecting portion of the weight support frame are fixedly connected, respectively, to the load-receiving portion and to the extending portion of the fixing portion. In another case, flexure hinges connect the weight support frame to the load-receiving portion at both sides thereof and connect the weight support frame to the extending portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Mettler Toledo Instrument (Shanghai) Company Limited
    Inventors: Baohui Liu, Chao Wu, Weixiang Sun, Naifeng Bian, Tianhua Xia, Feng Min
  • Patent number: 11927638
    Abstract: A method for detecting a hardware configuration of a device intended to be carried aboard an aircraft turbomachine and controlled by a two-channel protection calculator (8), comprising a power supply able to supply the device, a first measuring box (16) able to measure a first voltage Vs1 at the output of the device and a second measuring box (18) capable of measuring a second voltage Vs2 at the output of the device: a) Send a control voltage to the input of the equipment Vc; b) Measure the first voltage Vs1 and the second voltage Vs2; c) Infer the hardware configuration of the device from the values of the first and second voltages measured Vs1 and Vs2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
    Inventors: Jacques Paul Michel Gauvrit, Davy Philippe Masson
  • Patent number: 11928811
    Abstract: A method for determining structural vibration mode characteristics includes preparing a digital image correlation (DIC) dataset for the component, applying a dynamic mode decomposition (DMD) technique to the DIC dataset to determine a plurality of DMD modes, selecting at least one dominant DMD mode from the plurality of DMD modes, classifying each of the at least one selected dominant DMD mode as a standing wave or a traveling wave, and determining structural vibration mode characteristics of the component by extracting the structural vibration mode characteristics from each of the at least one selected dominant DMD mode having a standing wave classification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: RTX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Amit Surana, Sudarshan N. Koushik, Kenji Homma
  • Patent number: 11918347
    Abstract: A method includes generating, via a camera, image data that is reproducible as an image of at least a portion of a subject. The method also includes receiving, via a sensor, first biomeasurement data associated with the subject, the first biomeasurement data including a first biomeasurement of the subject. The method also includes verifying the first biomeasurement of the subject based at least in part on a comparison between at least a portion of the image data and at least a portion of the first biomeasurement data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: MEDF LLC
    Inventor: Michael Evan Emalfarb
  • Patent number: 11921009
    Abstract: A method for detecting leakages of fluids from sealed containers includes defining a detection zone in which a sealed container will be placed, putting the detection zone in communication with at least one gas sensor through at least one duct, introducing a flushing gas into the detection zone through the at least one duct, placing a container in the detection zone, sucking gases from the detection zone through the duct and transferring them to the sensor for ascertaining the presence of a gas leakage in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: FT SYSTEM S.R.L.
    Inventor: Fabio Forestelli
  • Patent number: 11921161
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is provided for detecting broken bar faults of an induction motor during operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Dehong Liu, Zhe Zhang
  • Patent number: 11913908
    Abstract: Systems and methods for continuously monitoring mass loss through flow erosion of a well equipment component are provided. The disclosed system includes a wear transducer mounted to the equipment component proximate a portion of the equipment component exposed to erosive fluid flow. The wear transducer includes a metal coupon including an elongated end that extends into a flowpath of the equipment component such that the elongated end is exposed to the erosive fluid flow. The wear transducer also includes an ultrasonic sensor disposed within the metal coupon. The ultrasonic sensor transmits ultrasonic signals through the metal coupon toward the elongated end and receives ultrasonic signal reflections reflected back from the elongated end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Dril-Quip, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank D. Kalb, Alexander Anthony Bradley