Patents Examined by Octavia Hollington
  • Patent number: 11513045
    Abstract: A tension testing apparatus and system is disclosed in which the tension testing apparatus includes a first box including a first outer plate and a first inner plate, a second box including a second outer plate and a second inner plate, and a test sample holding system coupled to the first inner plate and the second inner plate. The first outer plate and the first inner plate may be coupled together by at least two rods. The second outer plate and the second inner plate may be coupled together by at least two other rods. The test sample holding system may be configured to hold a test sample. The at least two rods of the first box may be configured to pass through the second inner plate. The at least two rods of the second box may be configured to pass through the first inner plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Intelligent Concrete, LLC
    Inventors: David W. Harris, Jonathan S. Belkowitz
  • Patent number: 11391635
    Abstract: A pressure adaptive sensor system has at least one transmitting antenna and at least one receiving antenna adapted to receive a signal from at least one transmitting antenna. A measurement of received signals is used in order to determine pressure of an operable portion of the electrode on an object. The determined pressure is used by a pressure actuator to alter a contact profile when an electrode is in contact with skin or a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Tactual Labs Co.
    Inventors: Douglas Ainsworth Scott, Valkyrie Savage, Maria Ruiz Maya
  • Patent number: 11387004
    Abstract: Standing desks, such as fixed work surfaces or height-adjustable desks or computer/workstation supports, provide relief from computer or other desk work that might otherwise force a user to remain seated. However, concerns about utilization and comfort are points of resistance to standing desks. A “smart” pressure sensing mat is provided that may provide additional cushioning and comfort as well as a source of data input for record keeping, usage verification, user identification, and control signals. Identification of users' utilizing a mat may then be utilized for contact-tracing to identify possible exposure or transmission of contagions in a workplace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Thermogenesis Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Ron Wiener, Andrew Rosenbaum
  • Patent number: 11371866
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for designing a system that measures deflection at multiple points and in various axes and how it relates to flow measurement are described. A system for continuously measuring the mass flow of a media includes one or more cartridges, one or more displacement sensing devices, and a processor. The one or more cartridges are connected serially between an inflow and outflow media pipe. The one or more displacement-sensing devices is configured to detect displacement changes of the one or more cartridges at two or more separate points on the cartridge(s) when the media flows through the cartridge(s). The processor is configured to calculate the flow of the media based on the detected displacement changes of the one or more cartridges at the one or more separate points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: RED METERS LLC
    Inventor: David John Moth
  • Patent number: 11371903
    Abstract: A method for determining a resultant force is provided including performing a standard calibration by evenly applying a force across a plurality of sensing areas of a sensor system, performing a non-standard calibration by non-evenly applying a force across the plurality of sensing areas of the sensor system, developing a machine learning algorithm based on data collected during the standard calibration and the non-standard calibration, detecting a field use force applied to a sensing area of the sensor system, and using the machine learning algorithm to correct a force measurement of the field use force applied to the sensing area of the sensor system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: Caleb M. Rogers, Tyler A. Flood
  • Patent number: 11371893
    Abstract: The various embodiments described here comprise an OFDR system and technique that may be used for inference of strain or temperature over a large dynamic range using a narrow wavelength range. Embodiments of the sensor fiber may be composed of one or more multi-spectral-feature sensors, each sensor exhibiting several spectral features that together offer coverage over a wavelength range corresponding to the desired system strain and or temperature dynamic range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventor: Ryan Seeley
  • Patent number: 11358325
    Abstract: Methods and systems suitable for fabricating multi-layer elastic electronic devices, and elastic electronic devices formed thereby. A method of fabricating an elastomer-based electronic device includes printing a first liquid material and then a second liquid material on a fabric substrate that comprises fibers. The first and second liquid materials are sequentially printed with a three-dimensional printer that directly prints the first liquid material onto the fabric substrate so that the first liquid material wicks through some of the fibers of the fabric substrate and forms a solid matrix of an elastomer-based composite that comprises the matrix and the fabric substrate, after which the three-dimensional printer directly prints the second liquid material on the elastomer-based composite to form a film thereon. The elastomer-based composite and film are electrical components of the elastomer-based electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Rebecca Kramer Bottiglio, Michelle Ching-Sum Yuen
  • Patent number: 11351674
    Abstract: A capacitive detection device includes a set of several detection electrodes for each carrying out capacitive detection at a detection location. Each detection electrode is formed by at least a first measurement electrode and a second measurement electrode. The device also includes first detection electronics forming, with the first measurement electrodes, a first measurement channel, independent from a second measurement channel formed by second detection electronics with the second measurement electrodes. Therefore, for each detection location, the detection device carries out at least two redundant and independent detection operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventors: Christian Neel, Didier Roziere
  • Patent number: 11338447
    Abstract: A structural load cell case for a pick and place robotic system that prevents torsion, bending, and overloading from damaging sensors is disclosed. The structural load cell case includes a base, an inner tube that houses the load cell, and a roller sleeve outside the inner tube. The base is adapted to connect to a load and includes a compression spring interfaced with a first part of the load cell. The roller sleeve includes a plurality of roller bearings in contact with the inner tube. The inner tube is free to slide along an axis of the roller sleeve up to pre-determined limits, but is constrained from rotating or translating in directions other than the axis of the roller sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: XYZ Robotics Global Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Coreth Reilly, Kuan-Ting Yu
  • Patent number: 11333647
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for assessing hot coal fallout propensity of burning cigarettes based on human behavior features of ash-flicking action. The method is characterized in that the method is accomplished through an apparatus for detecting hot coal fallout propensity based on human behavior features of ash-flicking action, which include behavior features of human action of flicking cigarette ash, features of holding a cigarette, and features of force applying process and other aspects. This method can provide objective and accurate test basis for evaluation of cigarette fallout performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Bin Li, Yi Zhang, Yaoshuo Sang, Mingjian Zhang, Liu Hong, Zhigang Li, Bingyang Xu, Zhenyu Xu, Xiaoling Tang, Long Zhang
  • Patent number: 11333565
    Abstract: An embodiment may provide a sensing device comprising: a rotor; a stator disposed outside the rotor; and a sensor module disposed outside the stator, wherein the rotor includes a rotor holder, and a magnet and a sleeve which are coupled to the rotor holder, wherein the magnet includes a first body and a first protrusion protruding in an axis direction from the first body, the sleeve includes a second body and a second protrusion protruding outward from the second body, and the rotor holder includes a first groove in which the first protrusion is disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ho Chan Son, Se Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 11325673
    Abstract: A power sensing system for bicycles includes a power sensing device and an electronic carrier, wherein the power sensing device includes at least one inertial sensing module, a processing module and a transmission module, such that the inertial sensing module can transfer the digital signal change data measured by the power sensing device installed within the frame or on the surface of the frame of a bicycle to the processing module, and the processing module can calculate data by itself or otherwise transfer the data to the electronic carrier via the transmission module for calculations so as to calculate and analyze the pedaling frequency and the pedaling force during riding and then display and provide the real-time riding information on the electronic carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventor: George Wood
  • Patent number: 11319986
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a detection system for detecting wear of a ball-joint connection device of a pitch rod. The detection system includes at least one measurement assembly, said at least one measurement assembly having at least one deformation gauge for placing on said pitch rod, said detection system comprising at least one electrical conditioning circuit connected to at least one said deformation gauge and to at least one electrical energy source, said electrical conditioning circuit being configured to generate a measurement signal that varies as a function of deformation of said at least one deformation gauge and as a function of said wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Florent Deprouw
  • Patent number: 11313742
    Abstract: A system for analysis of the performance in use of a sliding board includes a database storing baseline performance; a sensor sensitive to the deformations of said sliding board; and a monitoring body. The monitoring body determines the performance in use based on measurements from the sensor; and compares the performance in use with the baseline performance. The sensor is secured to the sliding board and has at least one piezoelectric element secured to the sliding board and configured to generate electric energy during the deformations of the sliding board; and an electronic processing circuit, powered exclusively by the electric energy generated by the at least one piezoelectric element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignees: Skis Rossignol, Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Nicolas Puget, Romain Bailly, Johan Vailli, Aurélie Zucco, Jerome Boutet, Jean-Philippe Gros, Maxime Gallardo, Gael Parent
  • Patent number: 11307103
    Abstract: A method for determining a mechanical load to which a component was exposed. The component comprises at least one sensor that is arranged in a force flow of the mechanical load and that emits a measurement signal in the event of a mechanical load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Sebastian Betz, André Mueller
  • Patent number: 11300489
    Abstract: A sand grain corrosion testing device includes a substrate and universal wheels, a collecting hopper is arranged on one side of a top end of first guiding rods; three sets of buffer plates inclined downwards are arranged on an inner side wall of the collecting hopper; a scale rod is arranged at one side of hydraulic devices; an impact box body is supported and mounted on a part, on one side of the scale rod, of the substrate through the supporting legs; a clamp is obliquely mounted on one side of the impact box body; a discharging outlet at the bottom of the impact box body communicates with a collecting tank; one side of the collecting tank is connected with a sand pump; and one side of the sand pump penetrates through a sealing cover plate and communicates with the interior of the collecting hopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: CITIC Dicastal CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Liqun Zheng, Jinpeng Han
  • Patent number: 11300464
    Abstract: A sensor device includes a partial assembly, a circuit board, and a sensor housing. The partial assembly is constituted by selectively mounting a part that is at least one of a magnetism collection member and a driven wheel to a holder. The circuit board is provided with a detector configured to detect at least one of magnetic flux induced by the magnetism collection member and a rotational angle of the driven wheel in accordance with the part mounted to the holder. The sensor housing is penetrated by the shaft, and houses the partial assembly and the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventor: Yuichi Toyama
  • Patent number: 11286979
    Abstract: A load cell for determining a radial force acting on a crankshaft having a receiving sleeve for receiving a bearing ring and a fastening ring for attaching the load cell in a transmission housing. Axial support areas are provided on the fastening ring for axially supporting the outer ring of the first bearing. Moreover, measuring regions for receiving radial forces of the receiving sleeve are provided which connect the receiving sleeve with the fastening ring. Strain sensors are attached to at least two of the measuring regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventor: Antonius Georg Rossberger
  • Patent number: 11287335
    Abstract: The present invention improves the reliability of a force sensor in terms of mechanical troubles. The force sensor includes: a primary bridge circuit that includes a first strain gauge group disposed on a first main face of a strain element and that is configured to detect a component, in a specific direction, of a force exerted on a strain element; and a secondary bridge circuit that includes a second strain gauge group disposed on a second main face of the strain element and that is configured to detect a component of a force in the same direction as the specific direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: SINTOKOGIO, LTD.
    Inventors: Suguru Mukai, Natsuki Yui, Hiroyasu Makino, Takumi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11287340
    Abstract: A multi-axis force and torque sensor and a robot are provided. The sensor includes a first supporting element, a second supporting element, a deformable component connected between the first supporting element and the second supporting element, and multiple signal pairs. The deformable component is configured to deflect in response to applied external force and torque in multiple directions. Each of the multiple signal pairs includes a magnet and a hall effect detector. The magnet is mounted on one of the first supporting element and the second supporting element, and the hall effect detector is mounted on the other. The hall effect detector is located corresponding to the respective magnet. One or more magnetization directions of the magnets of the signal pairs are different such that the signal pairs are capable of measuring force and torque applied on the first supporting element and the second supporting element in different directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: FLEXIV LTD.
    Inventors: Hao Jiang, Shiquan Wang