Patents Examined by Nimeshkumar D. Patel
  • Patent number: 10935486
    Abstract: An environmental test chamber, and method of providing an environmental test chamber, includes combining an equipment module made up of an equipment housing and air treatment equipment in the equipment housing with a selected one or more of a plurality of chamber modules connected with the equipment module to provide the environmental test chamber. The equipment housing includes an opening defining an airflow passage and an airflow path extending to the airflow passage. The air treatment equipment includes air moving equipment flowing air along the airflow path through the airflow passage and air-conditioning equipment in the flow path. The air treatment equipment includes one or more of (i) heating equipment for selectively heating the flowing air, (ii) cooling equipment for selectively cooling the flowing air, (iii) humidification equipment for selectively humidifying the flowing air, and/or (iv) dehumidification equipment for selectively dehumidifying the flowing air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Weiss Technik North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen W. Johnston, Sean D. McKendry
  • Patent number: 10935523
    Abstract: In the gas chromatograph, a light source is provided in a column oven. Since a space in which the light source is disposed needs not to be secured outside the column oven, the size of the gas chromatograph can be reduced. A first connecting section in a sample introducing unit and a second connecting section in a detector are provided in an upper part in the column oven. The light source emits light toward the upper surface of the inside of the column oven (second inner casing). Therefore, light from the light source can be emitted toward the upper surface of the inside of the column oven where the first connecting section in the sample introducing unit and the second connecting section in the detector are provided and thus an operator frequently performs maintenance. Thus, work efficiency in the gas chromatograph can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryuta Shibutani
  • Patent number: 10935880
    Abstract: A video pipe inspection system may include a push-cable, camera head, and pipe guide having a pair of cylindrical shells, with each shell having a plurality of radially extending circumferentially spaced vanes and structure for holding the shells together when the shells are axially mated end-to-end. A pair of curved tab arms may extend circumferentially about corresponding ones of the cylindrical shells. A pair of slide-locks may be configured to slide over corresponding ones of the tab arms to move them into a locking position in which keys on the tab arms extend between adjacent coils of a coil spring surrounded by the shells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SEESCAN, INC.
    Inventors: Mark S. Olsson, Eric M. Chapman, Allen W. Tucker, Dawn E. Shaffer
  • Patent number: 10935565
    Abstract: A contamination detector device may compute a cross-sensitivity of a pressure sensor based on an amount of pressure change sensed by the pressure sensor and an amount of acceleration change sensed by an acceleration sensor. The cross-sensitivity of the pressure sensor indicates a measure of sensitivity of the pressure sensor to acceleration. The contamination detector device may determine, based on the cross-sensitivity of the pressure sensor, whether the pressure sensor is contaminated. The contamination detector device may selectively perform a contamination action based on whether the pressure sensor is contaminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventor: Christoph Steiner
  • Patent number: 10935452
    Abstract: A method is provided for inspecting a component. During this method, a theoretical moment weight of the component is determined. The theoretical moment weight of the component is compared to a measured moment weight of the component to determine a difference between the theoretical moment weight of the component and the measured moment weight of the component. A fault notification is provided where the difference between the theoretical moment weight of the component and the measured moment weight of the component is greater than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: John T. Pickens
  • Patent number: 10935522
    Abstract: In a sensor device for detecting moisture on a roadway of a vehicle, particularly a motor vehicle, with at least one structure-borne sound sensor, with at least one circuit carrier, wherein the structure-borne sound sensor is connected in a signal-conducting manner to the circuit carrier, it is provided in a manner important for the invention that at least one structure-borne sound sensor is arranged in a housing, that the housing has at least one flat constructed housing area, that the structure-borne sound sensor is connected to the flat constructed housing area, so as to conduct structure-borne sound signals, and in that the housing is constructed as a resonant body, that the at least one circuit carrier is arranged in the housing, that the housing is provided for mounting in a wheel arch of a vehicle, that at least one connecting means for producing a connection between the housing and the wheel arch is assigned to the housing, and that the connecting means is constructed to be vibration damping, at least
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: HELLA KGAA HUECK & CO.
    Inventors: Thomas Niemann, Klaas Hauke Baumgartel, Bastian Kanning
  • Patent number: 10933541
    Abstract: A robot in which a signal lamp can be installed easily while maintaining the design property of the robot and a method of installing a signal lamp in the robot are provided. A robot includes: a panel that covers an opening of an upper arm; a side wall arranged so as to surround the opening to connect the panel and the upper arm and formed of a light transmitting member; and a signal lamp provided on an inner side of an enclosure formed by the side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasuyoshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10928415
    Abstract: A wind detection device with a flexible enclosure, and opening, and a dispensing tube, filled with powder or liquid and designed to be attached to hunting equipment, headgear, or clothing, wherein pressing on the outside of the device causes a puff of powder or vapor to be dispensed into the air, allowing the user to determine wind direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: John Pahrmann
  • Patent number: 10921220
    Abstract: An exhaust sampling system includes a dilution tunnel in which exhaust gas from an engine is diluted with a diluent gas, a sample probe in fluid communication with the dilution tunnel, a sample collector, a first flow path in fluid communication with the sample probe and the sample collector, a source of fill gas, a second flow path in fluid communication with the source of fill gas and the sample collector, and a controller that selectively supplies the diluted exhaust gas to the sample collector through the first flow path during a test phase, and that selectively supplies the fill gas to the sample collector through the second flow path during the test phase. At least a portion of the second flow path is different than the first flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: AVL TEST SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: James Patrick Williamson, William Martin Silvis
  • Patent number: 10912994
    Abstract: A non-limiting example game apparatus functions as a vibration control apparatus. When vibration data are simultaneously input from a plurality of programs during execution of the plurality of programs, the game apparatus drives a vibration motor incorporated in the game apparatus by preferentially using the vibration data from the program that is granted with a vibration control right. The vibration control right is authority of performing vibration control preferentially, and is basically granted to a program corresponding to an image being displayed forefront; however, when a plurality of images are displayed, the vibration control right is granted to a program having authority of acquiring an input from an input device (controller).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kei Yamashita, Takafumi Aoki
  • Patent number: 10908127
    Abstract: Testing apparatus and handles for testing apparatus are disclosed. An example testing apparatus includes: a first housing portion including a first compartment portion and a trigger compartment; a second housing portion including a second compartment portion that is complementary to the first compartment portion, wherein the first compartment portion and the second compartment portion form a yoke compartment when the first housing portion and the second housing portion are attached; a removable seal positioned around a perimeter of at least one of the first compartment portion or the second compartment portion, wherein the removable seal is configured to be compressed between the first housing portion and the second housing portion to seal the yoke compartment; and a trigger cover complementary to the trigger compartment of the first housing portion, wherein the trigger cover and the second housing portion are removably attached to the first housing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Steven W. Vande Lune
  • Patent number: 10908031
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for evidencing when a stimulus sensitive product has been exposed to a predetermined stimulus, and the invention further may include a method for manufacturing aspects of that device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Joseph C. White, Kevin Diehn, Bani H. Cipriano, Rel S. Ambrozy
  • Patent number: 10899124
    Abstract: A method to determine a quantity of a liquid in a container. In the method, a actuator is controlled to rotate a member in the container at a first speed. A measurement of electrical current drawn by the actuator at the first speed is received. A quantity of liquid in the container is determined through a look-up table and the measured electrical current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: HP Indigo B.V.
    Inventors: Mark Sandler, Peter Nedelin, Yaron Peri
  • Patent number: 10900908
    Abstract: A secured device includes an electronic component and a protective cover surrounding the electronic component. The secured device also includes one or more chemiluminescent reactant layers and a light sensor that is electrically connected to the electronic component. The one or more chemiluminescent reactant layers are disposed between the protective cover and the electronic component and include multiple reactants that undergo a chemiluminescent reaction. The light sensor is configured to trigger one or more tamper response operations responsive to detection of a photon generated by the chemiluminescent reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric J. Campbell, Sarah K. Czaplewski, Joseph Kuczynski, Timothy J. Tofil
  • Patent number: 10890468
    Abstract: A light ring assembly that is designed to provide bright, uniform and homogenized illumination and that can be used with any number of vehicle and non-vehicle lighting applications. According to one embodiment, the light ring assembly includes a housing, a circuit board with a number of individual light sources, a light ring and a lens. Light emitted by the light sources enters an optical input surface on a bottom side of the light ring, is reflected within the body of the light ring so as to mix and become more distributed, and then exits an optical output surface on a top side of the light ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: REBO LIGHTING & ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Todd Irgang, Orin Lenz, Chris Casanova
  • Patent number: 10888253
    Abstract: An audiometer is provided which has: a main body section; and multiple sets of a headphone section and a response operation section, wherein the main body section performs wireless communication with the headphone section and performs wireless communication with the response operation section independently of the wireless communication with the headphone section, thereby supplying a test sound output command to the headphone section to cause the headphone section to output the test sound and receiving information on operation by a subject from the response operation section, and performs the wireless communication with the headphone section and the response operation section of each set by a time-division multiplexing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: RION Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryoichi Hamanaka, Kaori Sato
  • Patent number: 10883967
    Abstract: A gas detection element includes a crystal oscillator and a gas adsorption film formed on the crystal oscillator. The gas adsorption film has a thickness that causes the detection element to have a crystal impedance of no more than 10 times the crystal impedance of the crystal oscillator on which the gas adsorption film is not formed. A resonance frequency variation of the gas detection element due to humidity variation can be kept within a certain range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi Hattori, Junji Oshita
  • Patent number: 10883863
    Abstract: A mountable sensor assembly for mounting on the sheet metal of a vehicle assembly. The mountable sensor assembly may include a sensor circuit and a sensor housing. The sensor housing may include a first portion with a cavity that receives the sensor circuit and a second portion that includes an anti-rotation tab. The sensor housing having a locking interface that fixes the location and orientation of first portion to the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: VEONEER US, INC.
    Inventors: Jacob Pusheck, Joshua Forwerck
  • Patent number: 10885817
    Abstract: A flag displaying assembly for extending a limp flag includes a pole that is coupled to a surface so that the pole is substantially perpendicular to the surface. The pole is hollow. A plurality of holes is positioned in the pole. The plurality of holes extends linearly from proximate to a top of the pole toward a bottom of the pole. A flag is coupled to the pole proximate to the top. A forced air unit is coupled to the pole proximate to the bottom so that the forced air unit is in fluidic communication with the pole. The forced air unit is positioned to supply air through the pole to the holes. The air that exits the pole through the holes is positioned to extend the flag from the pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Taylor Duncan, Salvador Ruvalcaba
  • Patent number: 10875556
    Abstract: A support frame is disclosed for a temporary signal for a railroad. The railroad includes a track having two elongate rails, and the support frame comprises a post arranged to support a railroad signal, a base joined to the post, and at least one attachment for attaching the base to both rails of the track. The base comprises a first beam and a second beam, and the first beam and the second beam are each arranged to be attached to both of the rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Technological Resources Pty. Limited
    Inventor: Tiberio Virgilio Nogueira Pereira