Patents Examined by Nigel H Plumb
  • Patent number: 11959839
    Abstract: A non-belt automatic mechanized sampling system for a truck configured to collect materials from a carriage of the truck. The system includes an integrated sample preparation component having, in descending arrangement, a discharging mechanism and a feeder, a crusher, a constant mass dividing machine and a sample retention barrel. The system also includes a constant mass dividing machine configured to divide the crushed material into samples and discards. The samples are conveyed to a sample retention barrel and discards to a discharging mechanism, which is configured to convey the discards to the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: LEON INTELLIGENCE & INFORMATION (SUZHOU) TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ying Jiang, Yunfei Luo, Guoning Jiang, Lu Zhou
  • Patent number: 11959781
    Abstract: A human body sensing mat can sense the movement of a human body and analyze a user's sleep. The human body sensing mat may include a substrate; a plurality of fiber sensors for generating signals according to a distance to a specific object; a sensor array disposed on the substrate; a shield layer for covering the sensor array; and a driving unit for applying a voltage to the sensor array. Each of the fiber sensors is disposed on a central portion of the substrate and on both ends of the substrate. The fiber sensors that are respectively disposed in the central portion and end portions of the mat can sense the user's breathing, tossing and turning, and the like regardless of the user's posture. Accordingly, the user's sleep can be analyzed regardless of the user's posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyungyu Park, Seonghyok Kim, Suhyang Kim, Jeongwook An, Younjae Lee
  • Patent number: 11959747
    Abstract: A system having a micromechanical clocking system component a clocking system component. The system includes a micromechanical oscillation element, which is able to be induced to an oscillation with a natural frequency, and a first circuit, which generates from the natural frequency of the oscillation element a clock frequency which is pre-calibrated to a predefined setpoint clock frequency; a memory for the remaining deviation of the clock frequency from the setpoint clock frequency, the deviation having been individually determined for the clocking system component; and a processing unit which generates a reference time basis for at least a part of the system on the basis of the generated clock frequency and the stored deviation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Gerhard Lammel, Timo Giesselmann
  • Patent number: 11959892
    Abstract: A liquid chromatograph is presented which enables automatic resolution of a liquid sending failure when the liquid sending failure caused by a liquid sending pump occurs, and execution of a new analysis with good reproducibility after the liquid sending failure is resolved. The liquid sending failure can be automatically resolved by a purging operation. A sample remaining in the analysis flow path is washed away by a non-injection analysis after the liquid sending failure is resolved, and a new analysis can be executed with good reproducibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ohashi, Takayuki Kihara, Hiroshi Miura
  • Patent number: 11953400
    Abstract: A pressure sensing unit is provided. The pressure sensing unit includes a membrane and a pressure sensing pad group. The membrane has a first surface and a second surface. The pressure sensing pad group includes a first pressure sensing pad, a second pressure sensing pad, and a ground pad that are spaced apart from one another. The ground pad and one among the first pressure sensing pad and the second pressure sensing pad are located at the first surface of the membrane, another one among the first pressure sensing pad and the second pressure sensing pad is located at the second surface of the membrane, and an orthographic projection of the ground pad projected onto a reference plane is located between orthographic projections of the first pressure sensing pad and the second pressure sensing pad that are projected onto the reference plane. Therefore, a signal-to-noise ratio can be increased and an erroneous detection can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Che-Chia Hsu, Yu-Han Chen, Chi-Chieh Liao
  • Patent number: 11953393
    Abstract: A method of measuring torque is provided in a six phase electrical motor which includes a motor-stator including two electrically independent stator winding arrangements which each have three combined windings such that the winding arrangements are symmetrical and offset by an angle to each other and such that each combined winding of the second stator arrangement has a corresponding combined winding in the first stator arrangement and offset thereto by an angle. The method includes a) determining the current in the three combined windings of the first stator arrangement and/or the current in the three combined windings of the second stator arrangement and b) determining the torque from the currents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: BorgWarner Luxembourg Automotive Systems SA
    Inventor: Felix Mandoux
  • Patent number: 11953391
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to a pressure sensor and method of using the same. A pressure sensor may comprise a substrate having a substrate thickness extending between a first substrate surface and a second substrate surface, wherein the first substrate surface and the second substrate surface define opposing ends of the substrate thickness; a first pressure sensing assembly attached to the first substrate surface and configured to detect a first pressure force associated with a first fluid volume, wherein a portion of the first substrate surface adjacent the first pressure sensing assembly is fluidly isolated from the first volume of fluid; and a second pressure sensing assembly attached to the second substrate surface and configured to detect a second pressure force associated with a second volume of fluid, wherein a portion of the second substrate surface adjacent the second pressure sensing assembly is fluidly isolated from the second fluid volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Sathish Vadlamudi, Manjesh Kumar B, Sudheer Beligere Sreeramu
  • Patent number: 11940458
    Abstract: A measurement tool includes: a measurement tool body including a sample collection unit for collecting a liquid sample by a capillary phenomenon, and a liquid feed channel; and a lid body attachable to and detachable from the measurement tool body. The liquid feed channel includes an upstream side channel and a downstream side channel. A space is defined, into which an upstream side end of the sample collection unit and a downstream side end of the upstream side channel open, when the lid body is attached to the measurement tool body. The downstream side channel is connected to a downstream side end of the sample collection unit. The space is open when the lid body is separated from the measurement tool body, and the space is closed and the upstream side channel and the sample collection unit are connected when the lid body is attached to the measurement tool body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Nakamura, Kazuhiko Imamura, Nobuhiko Inui, Ryousuke Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11933802
    Abstract: There is provided an automatic analysis device with a structure in which a measurement unit is less susceptible to disturbance as compared to a device in the related art, and a method of designing the automatic analysis device. A first rotation axis 301 of a reaction disk 1, a second rotation axis 302 of a reagent disk 9, and a measurement unit are arranged on the same straight line 311 when an automatic analysis device 100 is viewed from an upper surface side, the first rotation axis 301 of the reaction disk 1 is arranged between the second rotation axis 302 of the reagent disk 9 and the measurement unit, and the measurement unit is arranged on a front side to be accessed by a user of the automatic analysis device 100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akihiro Yasui, Takeshi Setomaru, Akinori Kiyokawa, Masashi Fukaya
  • Patent number: 11933689
    Abstract: A sensor device having a first counter electrode extending under an intermediate carrier, and having a first distance between the intermediate carrier and the first counter electrode being modifiable by the pressure on the movable region, and the first counter electrode encompassing, under the intermediate carrier, at least one electrically separated region that is disposed below a spacing element and includes at least a lateral extent of the spacing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Heribert Weber, Christoph Hermes, Hans Artmann, Peter Schmollngruber, Thomas Friedrich, Volkmar Senz
  • Patent number: 11933686
    Abstract: A pressure gauge and/or relief valve which may be used in a single-use fluid system, such as a sterilizable fluid system. The pressure gauge and/or pressure relief valve may be configured to measure and to relieve fluid within a fluid-containing structure, the pressure gauge relief valve including a housing having a first end, a second end, and an inner surface defining a passage between the first end and the second end, a movable element movable within the passage, wherein the housing first end is configured to be coupled with a fluid-containing structure, the housing second end is spaced from the housing first end; and the movable element is movable with respect to the housing to indicate pressure therein and to allow fluid to pass between the movable element and the inner surface of the passage at a selected pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Repligen Corporation
    Inventor: Travis R. Ward
  • Patent number: 11927280
    Abstract: A diaphragm valve includes a valve body that defines a flow path through which fluid flows and an opening that opens to the outside in a middle of flow path; a flexible partition member that covers the opening and separates the flow path from the outside, and changes a cross-sectional area of the flow path; and a flexible support member disposed on a rear surface side opposite to a flow path side of the flexible partition member. A housing is fixed to the valve body via peripheral portions of the flexible partition member and the flexible support member. A humidity sensor that detects a state of an atmosphere or a change thereof in a space defined by the flexible support member and an inner surface of the housing. The diaphragm valve is capable of preventing fluid in a diaphragm valve from leaking to the outside due to breakage of a diaphragm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Yuya Suzuki, Ryutaro Tanno, Daihi Tsuchiguchi, Nobuo Nakamura, Tsutomu Shinohara
  • Patent number: 11927578
    Abstract: A smart wearable device includes a wearable device body, a signal control module, a gas detection module, a signal recording module, and a vibration generating module. The gas detection module can detect a gas concentration of a predetermined gas surrounding the wearable device body so as to obtain a gas concentration signal. The signal recording module can record a plurality of gas concentration values that are provided by the gas concentration signal, and record a plurality of gas-measuring time points that are respectively configured for obtaining the gas concentration values. The vibration generating module can generate a prompt signal according to the gas concentration value provided by the gas concentration signal, and generate a beat signal according to a user setting value. Therefore, the smart wearable device can provide relevant information corresponding to the gas concentration signal, the prompt signal, and the beat signal for a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: RADIANT INNOVATION INC.
    Inventors: Yu-Chien Huang, Chien-Chang Liao
  • Patent number: 11921027
    Abstract: A specimen introduction method for improving a measurement accuracy and efficiency includes a preparation step, first step, second step, and third step. The preparation step uses a switching member to connect a first feeder to a first inlet-and-outlet, a second inlet-and-outlet to a discharge container, a third inlet-and-outlet to a first inflow port, and a second feeder to a second inflow port. The first step includes filling a path from the second feeder to the switching member through the second inflow port, a specimen treatment device, and the first inflow port with a second liquid. The second step includes filling a path from the first feeder to the switching member with a first liquid. The third step includes subsequently introducing the first liquid into the first inflow port from the first feeder through the switching member, and introducing the second liquid into the second inflow port from the second feeder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Masashi Yoneta
  • Patent number: 11913906
    Abstract: A substance detection element is described herein. The substance detection element includes a supporting substrate, a plate-shaped beam, a detection electrode, and a substance adsorption film. The plate-shaped beam is provided with a piezoelectric element. The detection electrodes detects information about the vibration frequency of the beam. The substance adsorption films changes the vibration frequency of the beam by adhesion of a substance. The substance adsorption films and the detection electrodes are respectively provided at the same position on the front and the back of the beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: I-PEX Inc.
    Inventors: Kenji Ogata, Shogo Kurogi
  • Patent number: 11915913
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein include a substrate support having a sensor assembly, and processing chamber having the same. In one embodiment, a substrate support assembly has a puck having a workpiece support surface, a gas hole formed through the workpiece support surface, and a sensor assembly disposed in the gas hole. The substrate support assembly further has a transition conduit fluidly coupled to the gas hole, and a connection coupled to the transition conduit. The connection has a first opening fluidly coupled to the transition conduit and a second opening coupled to a control system, where the control system is coupled to the sensor assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Wendell Glenn Boyd, Jr., Govinda Raj, Matthew James Busche
  • Patent number: 11913850
    Abstract: A measuring system for a physical variable, the measuring system having a housing, a measuring tube having at least one tubular deformation body having a cross-section which is deformed at least partially and which is configured to expand elastically under pressure, two feed sections attached to end sections of the deformation body, two sealing sections for sealingly coupling the measuring system to a process, and two molded support sections to carry the housing. A measuring sensor system measures values of at least one of a stretching or a widening at at least two points on a section of the deformation body. An evaluation unit evaluates measured values of the stretching and widening and outputs them as a measurement signal. The housing at least partially surrounds and stabilizes the measuring tube on an outside and is provided with a vacuum and/or a negative pressure compared to the outside atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: WIKA Alexander Wiegand SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Markus Diener, Lukas Spieler, Rolf Bloecher, Thomas Rothenbach
  • Patent number: 11906384
    Abstract: A pressure detection element of a capacitive system includes a dielectric having two opposing surfaces including a first surface and a second surface, a conductor layer provided on the first surface of the dielectric, a conductive elastic member provided on the second surface of the dielectric, a spacer that positions the conductive elastic member at a predetermined distance from the second surface of the dielectric, and a pressing member configured to push the conductive elastic member toward the dielectric. An end surface of the pressing member that presses the conductive elastic member has a predetermined curvature, with an apex at a center of the end surface. A protrusion is provided at the apex at the center of the end surface of the pressing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takenori Kaneda, Kenichi Ninomiya, Kohei Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11906377
    Abstract: A differential pressure transducer assembly having an internal bellows coupling configured to improve reliability and ease assembly. The differential pressure transducer assembly includes a header, a sensing element mounted on the header, a first pressure port having a first pressure media channel in communication with a first side of the sensing element, a second pressure port having a second pressure media channel in communication with a second side of the sensing element, and a bellows coupling disposed between the header and the second pressure port. The bellows coupling may be configured to flex during assembly to compensate for tolerance mismatches. The bellows coupling may further reduce or prevent external stress from being applied to one or more of the header and the sensing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: KULITE SEMICONDUCTOR PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Gardner, Louis DeRosa
  • Patent number: 11898920
    Abstract: A connector for use with a sensor, such as a pressure sensor, has EMI absorbing capabilities. The connector includes a polymeric body configured for coupling to a sensor body and an EMI absorbing material. The EMI absorbing material may be entrained in the polymeric body, coated on the polymeric body, or otherwise integrated with the polymeric body. The EMI absorbing material may be carbon black or carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Sensata Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Engbertus Berkel, Thomas Gerjen Hendrik Kouwen, Jonathan M. Rigelsford