Patents Examined by Nimeshkumar D. Patel
  • Patent number: 11365968
    Abstract: A level indicator for a telescopic sight can comprise a lower clamp member including a first end defining a threaded aperture and a second end defining a cylindrical head, and an upper clamp member including a first end defining an access hole and a second end defining a socket in which the cylindrical head is receivable. The upper clamp member is rotatable about the cylindrical head to form between the respective first ends of the clamp members a gap through which the telescopic sight is receivable into a space defined between the upper and lower clamp members. A level housing in which a level is received can extend from either clamp member. A single threaded fastener is receivable in the threaded aperture through the access hole to secure the upper clamp member to the lower clamp member around the telescopic sight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: FLATLINE OPS, INC.
    Inventors: Charles A. McCoy, II, Brent R. McCoy
  • Patent number: 11366071
    Abstract: A pressure cell system includes a pressure cell configured to house a sample within inner walls of the pressure cell. An injectable medium is injected by an injection system of the pressure cell system into the pressure cell in a gap between the sample and the inner walls. The injectable medium in the pressure cell is heated by a heating element of the pressure cell system. A pressure inside the pressure cell is measured by a pressure gauge of the pressure cell system. A temperature in the pressure cell is measured by a temperature gauge of the pressure cell system. Microwave permittivity measurements of the sample are captured by a coaxial resonator system of the pressure cell system. The microwave permittivity measurements of the sample are captured at different combinations of temperatures and pressures. The microwave permittivity measurements include measurements of permittivity of gas under pressure at plural frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Jose Oliverio Alvarez
  • Patent number: 11364843
    Abstract: A roadway hazard warning assembly for enhancing visibility of a disabled vehicle on a roadway includes a vehicle that has been disabled on the side of a roadway. A warning flag is positionable on the vehicle when the vehicle becomes disabled on the roadway. The warning flag has light reflecting properties for reflecting light from headlights of oncoming traffic. In this way the warning flag can alert the oncoming traffic to the disabled vehicle. A plurality of fastening straps is provided and each of the fastening straps is removably coupled between the warning flag and the vehicle for retaining the warning flag on the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventors: Roger Alderman, Helen Alderman
  • Patent number: 11360069
    Abstract: An inspection apparatus includes a container, a connection interface, and a controller. The container stores a specimen. The connection interface is provided inside the container and allows detachable connection of detection units that detect different substances. The controller judges a quality of the specimen stored in the container on the basis of a substance emitted by the specimen and detected by a detection unit connected to the connection interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Hirohide Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 11359481
    Abstract: This disclosure presents an apparatus to improve the position sensing of a moving mechanism, such as a fluid valve located within a borehole. The apparatus can utilize a light beam or an optical fiber to measure changes in the position sensor. The smaller and lighter apparatus can improve the accuracy of the sensing mechanism. In addition, three systems are presented. The first system utilizes a vibration sensor, such as a MEMS, and an accelerometer to calculate changes in the mechanism position of the moving mechanism. The second system utilizes a radiation source and detector combination, along with a moving radiation shield to provide more accurate position sensing than conventional techniques. In addition, a lens-based system is presented, that when combined with a radiation source, can calculate position information by detecting the diffusion or dispersal of the radiation against a radiation detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Chakkungal Joseph, Ravi Sharad Vayeda, Ziquan Wang, Paul Gregory James
  • Patent number: 11360054
    Abstract: The acoustic waveguide has a flexible metal rod with a cylindrical waveguide rigidly attached to each end of the same through a conical acoustic concentrator. One cylindrical waveguide is capable of being attached to an electroacoustic transducer and the other cylindrical waveguide is capable of being attached to an acoustic oscillation receiver. The structure provides for the enhanced functional capabilities of the acoustic waveguide by utilizing it in devices operating under conditions of high temperature, radiation, strong electromagnetic interferences and other negative factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventors: Aleksandr P. Demchenko, Nikolai I. Balin
  • Patent number: 11353437
    Abstract: Provided is a novel analysis method that enables identification of a sample even when any sample is introduced during measurement carried out by using a chemical sensor. An input in which the amount of an unknown sample changes over time is provided to the chemical sensor, a response which is from the chemical sensor and which changes over time is measured, a sensor function (transmission function) of the chemical sensor with respect to the unknown sample is calculated on the basis of the input and the response, and the unknown sample is identified on the basis of the sensor function of the chemical sensor with respect to the unknown sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: National Institute for Materials Science
    Inventors: Gaku Imamura, Genki Yoshikawa, Takashi Washio
  • Patent number: 11351628
    Abstract: A wedge for on-line inspection of a weld includes a wedge body defining a coolant channel and at least one couplant channel, and a coolant input port in fluid connection with a first end of the coolant channel. The wedge body has a surface for disposing a phased array ultrasonic transducer comprising an array of ultrasonic elements. The coolant channel is formed in proximity to the surface for disposing the phased array ultrasonic transducer such that coolant flowing through the coolant channel maintains the phased array ultrasonic transducer below a predetermined temperature without obstructing the array of ultrasonic elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY AND AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE
    Inventors: Daniel J. Huggett, Mohammad W. Dewan, Muhammad A. Wahab, Thunshun W. Liao, Ayman M. Okeil
  • Patent number: 11346334
    Abstract: A system or method for monitoring drilling fluid. The system may comprise a fluid supply, wherein the fluid supply houses a drilling fluid, a pump, wherein the pump is fluidly connected to the fluid supply, a dispensation unit, wherein the dispensation unit is fluidly connected to the pump, and a process vessel, wherein the process vessel is fluidly coupled to the dispensation unit. The dispensation unit may comprise a housing, wherein the housing may comprise an internal cavity, an inlet, and an outlet. The dispensation unit may further comprise a top plate, wherein the top plate is configured to form a seal over the housing, and a diaphragm, wherein the diaphragm is disposed between the top plate and the housing. A method may comprise pumping the drilling fluid through a dispensation unit, actuating the dispensation unit, and determining a property of the drilling fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew D. Vos, Dale E. Jamison, Adam R. Dotson
  • Patent number: 11346821
    Abstract: A thermal desorption tube collection system uses a thermoelectric cooler to collect and concentrate gas samples. In some modes, the operation of the cooler is reversed to flow the concentrated sample directly into a separator such as a gas chromatography system. Components resolved in time by a thermal desorption separator accumulate in a sample cell and are analyzed by electromagnetic radiation-based spectroscopic techniques. Also presented are methods for analyzing biogas samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: MLS ACQ, INC.
    Inventors: Martin L. Spartz, Adam R. Klempner, Kelly Renee McPartland
  • Patent number: 11346759
    Abstract: A system for testing blade sharpness comprises a mounting arrangement for mounting a material to be cut; a force measuring device operable, in use, to determine variations in force along a blade as parts of the blade contact the material; and a control system. The control system is adapted to receive a signal that a blade sharpness test is to be performed; in response to the signal, prepare the mounting arrangement for a blade sharpness test; detect when force on the material rises above a pre-determined level; detect when the blade sharpness test is completed; and provide an indication of the force of the blade on the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Anago Limited
    Inventors: Tim Staub, Peter Dowd
  • Patent number: 11346823
    Abstract: An analyzer capable of suppressing the generation of noise in a current detection circuit is provided. On a board 61, a current detection circuit 60 for processing an output signal from a detector is mounted. The cover member 63 has a space 630 in which the current detection circuit 60 is accommodated. A gas is supplied from a gas source into the space 630. The cover member 63 is provided with an inlet port 633 for introducing the gas from the gas source into the space 630 and an outlet port 634 for discharging the gas in the space 630.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Kazunori Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11346817
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an apparatus and a method for evaluating properties of a temporary plugging agent based on acoustic emission, wherein the apparatus includes a fracturing machine, an acoustic emission sensor and an acoustic emission analyzer, wherein the fracturing machine is configured to load a sample when oil pressure is stable and remains unchanged in a fracture of the sample, a real fracturing condition being simulated for the sample, and oil being pumped in and a temporary plugging agent being placed into the fracture; the acoustic emission sensor is configured to detect an acoustic wave signal emitted by the sample when the fracturing machine loads the sample; and the acoustic emission analyzer is connected to the acoustic emission sensor and configured to determine that the temporary plugging agent is fractured when a fracture signal occurs in the acoustic wave signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: China University of Petroleum-Beijing
    Inventors: Guangqing Zhang, Xuejing Han
  • Patent number: 11339546
    Abstract: A device for absorbing, signaling and picking up a product on a floor, the device including: a slender hollow body whose inner walls define a storage volume in which is stored a powder able to absorb the product, where the storage volume opens through an opening for pouring the powder by gravity; a stand on which one end of the body is mounted for forming a signaling marker, where the stand includes a substantially flat base projecting radially relative to the body in order to place the device stably on the floor; and wherein the base includes at least two detachable parts which can be used for picking up a residue formed by the powder and the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Hg3 S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Eric Bigata, Joël Blomet
  • Patent number: 11340130
    Abstract: A pressure gauge has a shell, a scale panel, an index pointer, a piston set, and a gear transmission set. The shell has a front end board, a back end board, and a piston base mounted on the inner surface of the back end board. The scale panel is mounted between the front end board of the shell and the back end board of the shell. The index pointer is mounted on a front surface of the scale panel. The piston set is mounted in the piston base of the shell. The gear transmission set is mounted between the back end board of the shell and the scale panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: JIAO HSIUNG INDUSTRY CORP.
    Inventor: Yung-Hao Yang
  • Patent number: 11340145
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus (100) for collecting dust samples. The apparatus comprises a piston (102) and a cylinder (110) for holding the piston with a body having a hole (108) extending through the body. The cylinder (110) has a first end (112), which is open, the first end of the cylinder being slanted such that underside (130) of the cylinder extends farther than upper side (132). A mechanism (114) moves the piston between inward and outward positions. The apparatus gathers dust flowing past the piston into the hole of the piston when the piston is in the outward position and moves the gathered dust by moving the piston into the inward position. An input feed (116) is configured to spread fluid through the hole filled with dust to flush the dust to an output feed (118).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: VALMET AUTOMATION OY
    Inventors: Petri Janhunen, Ilkka Pyykkönen, Pasi Kärki, Timo Sirviö
  • Patent number: 11333744
    Abstract: Housing for vehicle sensors (e.g., Lidar sensors) can include an adapter bracket configured to route a cable either out of the side of the sensor housing or out of the bottom of the sensor housing. In some examples, different adapter brackets can be used to run the cable in different configurations, while in other examples, a single adapter bracket can run a cable in both side-exit and bottom-exit configurations. An adapter bracket can include a breathable mesh portion configured to allow air to pass through the mesh, while blocking moisture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Faraday&Future Inc.
    Inventors: Chi Hung Cao, Myong H. Kim
  • Patent number: 11333639
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, kits, and methods for purification and analysis of analytes having a broad range of hydrophobicities by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS). Using one set of liquid chromatography columns, one set of mobile phase buffers, and, optionally, a single ionization method (e.g., electrospray ionization), a wide range of analytes can be purified and analyzed on a liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) system. LC-MS purification and analysis of analytes having a broad range of partition coefficients is accomplished by selecting LC run parameters and MS system parameters that are particular to different classes of analytes without having to make column or buffer changes or any other hardware configuration changes to the LC-MS system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Cohesive Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph L. Herman, Robert Dewitte, Dayana Argoti
  • Patent number: 11326909
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for monitoring shipping containers. A system comprises a shipping container, a sensing component, and a transmission device. The shipping container defines an interior compartment. The sensing component is positioned within the interior compartment and comprises one or more sensors, a sensing component battery, a sensing component microcontroller, and a communication chip. The one or more sensors sense atmospheric data. The sensing component microcontroller has a memory and receives the atmospheric data sensed by the one or more sensors at a predetermined interval and stores the atmospheric data in the memory. The transmission device is external to the interior compartment and comprises a receiver and a transmitter. The receiver receives data transmitted by the sensing component. The transmitter transmits the received data to a storage location. The transmission device is paired with the sensing component or an interior component contained within the interior compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason Boschert, Michael Patrick Verdicchio, Allen Brian Barta, Cory Alfred Nation
  • Patent number: 11318485
    Abstract: A smoke generator for anti-burglar purposes comprising canister holding means for holding a canister for chemicals to be used to generate smoke wherein the smoke generator further comprises a smoke deflector arranged below the position of the canister for even distribution of generated smoke, and wherein the smoke deflector have a smoke deflector cavity of sector shape. The smoke generator is provided with a cartridge for the canister to ease replacement of used or expired canister. The smoke deflector is provided with a residual collector to prevent residuals and debris from littering the room where the smoke generator is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: VERISURE SÀRL
    Inventor: Jon Noble Echeverria