Patents Examined by Patrick Assouad
  • Patent number: 11567133
    Abstract: A signal detecting circuit of a micro switch includes a first terminal, a second terminal, a third terminal and a micro controller. The first terminal has two ends that are respectively connected to a normally closed terminal of the micro switch and a resistor. The second terminal has two ends that are respectively connected to a normally opened terminal of the micro switch and a ground. The third terminal is connected to a common terminal of the micro switch. The micro controller has two ends that are respectively connected to the first terminal and the third terminal. When an elastic plate of the micro switch is pressed down, the common terminal is connected to the normally opened terminal. When the elastic plate of the micro switch is released, the common terminal is connected to the normally closed terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignees: DEXIN ELECTRONIC LTD., DEXIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ho-Lung Lu, Shu-Sheng Chen
  • Patent number: 11567230
    Abstract: A direction-finding and positioning system of electromagnetic emission of coal or rock fracture includes a three-axis electromagnetic sensor array, a signal acquisition module and a direction-finding and positioning terminal; the three-axis electromagnetic sensor array is composed of at least four three-axis electromagnetic sensors configured to synchronously sense magnetic field strength in three-axis direction based on a tunnel magneto resistance technology, and obtain a real magnetic field vector in space by measuring; the signal acquisition module is configured to acquire magnetic field vector variable information of multiple measuring points in real-time, and after extracting magnetic field vector variable parameters, transmitting the magnetic field vector variable parameters to the direction-finding and positioning terminal; the direction-finding and positioning terminal is configured to perform direction-finding and positioning calculations according to the magnetic field vector variable parameters rec
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BEIJING
    Inventors: Dazhao Song, Xueqiu He, Menghan Wei
  • Patent number: 11561078
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of measuring a gap between exterior structures and interior structures. The method comprises directing a transmitted m-wave signal from an exterior surface of the exterior structure into the exterior structure and the interior structure. The transmitted m-wave signal is generated by a gap sensing device that comprises an electromagnetic dual-tuned resonant coil sensor. The method also comprises measuring a received m-wave signal with the gap sensing device. The received m-wave signal comprises the transmitted m-wave signal influenced by the assembly. The method further comprises determining a size of the gap between the exterior structure and the interior structure based at least partially on at least one measured characteristic of the received m-wave signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Gary E. Georgeson, William J. Tapia
  • Patent number: 11557494
    Abstract: A substrate support includes a supporting unit and a light irradiation mechanism. The supporting unit includes a plate member on which an inspection target is placed and a transparent member. The light irradiation mechanism is configured to irradiate light to increase a temperature of the inspection target. Each of the plate member and the transparent member is made of a low thermal expansion material having a linear expansion coefficient of 1.0×10?6/K or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Masahito Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Nakayama, Dai Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11555833
    Abstract: A system having a control unit, which has a housing in which at least one processing unit of the control unit is situated. The system further includes an electrical ground connection situated outside the housing; a first ground line by which the control unit and the ground connection are electrically connected; a second ground line by which the control unit and the ground connection are electrically connected; and a sensor device, which is developed to monitor an electrical first ground current flowing through the first ground line and an electrical second ground current flowing through the second ground line. The sensor device has an XMR sensor for monitoring the first and the second ground current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Fei Xie, Rafael Benzler, Volker Weeber
  • Patent number: 11548759
    Abstract: A system and method for determining an elevator car position uses position markers situated in the elevator shaft and each assigned a discrete car position, first and second detection devices on the elevator car detecting first and second position markers respectively, and an evaluation unit that determines first and second discrete car positions based on the detected first and second position markers respectively. A single interpolation device of the position determining system determines first and second interpolated car positions. The evaluation unit determines first and second car positions based on the first and second discrete car positions and the first and second interpolated car positions respectively. The interpolation device generates an interpolation parameter that characterizes a position of the first detection device relative to the first position marker and determines the first and second interpolated car positions on the basis of the interpolation parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: INVENTIO AG
    Inventors: David Michel, Eric Birrer, Martin Pfister
  • Patent number: 11549515
    Abstract: A vacuum pump includes a control unit that monitors and controls a motor and a magnetic bearing, each being stored in a pump body. A temperature-adjustment function unit measures a temperature of the pump body by at least one temperature sensor disposed in the pump body and controls at least one heater or solenoid controlled valve based on the temperature. The temperature-adjustment function unit includes a first terminal capable of connecting or disconnecting the temperature sensor and a second terminal capable of connecting or disconnecting one of the heater and the solenoid controlled valve. A self-diagnosis unit capable of conducting a self-diagnosis of whether an input signal to the first terminal has been normally inputted or whether the signal has been normally outputted from the second terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Edwards Japan Limited
    Inventors: Hideo Fukami, Masatoshi Ishibashi
  • Patent number: 11550002
    Abstract: Example embodiments of the present invention provide a magnetic relaxometry measurement apparatus, comprising: a magnetizing system configured to supply a pulsed magnetic fields to a sample; a sensor system configured to detect magnetic fields produced by induced magnetization of the sample after a magnetic field pulse from the magnetizing system; one or more compensating coils configured to suppress generation of eddy currents in an environment surrounding the apparatus due to the pulsed magnetic fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Imagion Biosystems Inc.
    Inventors: Todor Karaulanov, Giulio D Paciotti
  • Patent number: 11543464
    Abstract: A device for verifying wiring connections during the assembly of a wire harness. The wire harness comprises a connector having an array of terminals and a plurality wires connected to individual ones of the terminals. The device comprises a transmitter for applying different signals to different terminals for emitting a corresponding electromagnetic signal from a wire connected to that terminal. Each electromagnetic signal has an associated identifying characteristic. A detector is used to receive the electromagnetic signals emitted from the wires connected to terminals, and a processor generates an output which is used to identify the received electromagnetic signals based on their detected identifying characteristics. A method of assembling a wire harness using the device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Marcin Szelest, Pawel Skruch
  • Patent number: 11545971
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides techniques for predicting failure of power switches and taking action based on the predictions. In an example, a method can include controlling the at least two parallel-connected power switches via a first driver and a second driver, the first a second driver responsive to a single command signal, measuring a failure characteristic of a first power switch, and disabling a first driver of the first power switch when the first failure characteristic exceeds a failure precursor threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Analog Devices International Unlimited Company
    Inventor: Bernhard Strzalkowski
  • Patent number: 11536870
    Abstract: Data is received downhole from a downhole logging tool to produce received data. The received data is processed to produce processed data. A binary formatting option is selected from a group of binary formatting options, wherein applying the selected binary formatting option to the processed data produces fewer bits than applying any other binary formatting option of the group of binary formatting options to the processed data. The selected binary formatting option is applied to the processed data to produce binary data. The binary data is transmitted uphole. The binary data is received uphole. The received binary data is decompressed to produce uncompressed data. The uncompressed data is processed uphole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jie Yang, Rebecca Corina Jachmann, You Wang
  • Patent number: 11536787
    Abstract: A magnetic field z-gradient coil is manufactured by inserting elements (38) into openings (36) on an outside of an insulating carrier (32), wrapping an electrical conductor turn (34) around the outside of the insulating carrier with one side of the wrapped electrical conductor alongside elements inserted into openings on the outside of the insulating carrier, removing the elements alongside the one side of the wrapped electrical conductor from the openings, and repeating to wrap conductor turns of a z-gradient coil (20) around the electrically insulating carrier. A transverse magnetic field gradient coil is manufactured by laying electrical conductor (44) onto a mold (50) with a keying feature (46, 46a) extending along the conductor engaging a mating keying feature (52, 52a) of the mold that defines a winding pattern (56), attaching an insulating back plate (58) to the resulting coil section opposite from the mold, and removing the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Peter Forthmann, Jerry Alden, Thomas Erik Amthor, Jeffrey Edward Leach, Joseph C. Testa
  • Patent number: 11536778
    Abstract: A method and a system for fault verification of an electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a device to-be-verified. The method includes the following. A first power-supply voltage is applied to the electronic device until the device to-be-verified satisfies a material-failure condition. A second power-supply voltage is applied to the electronic device to determine whether the electronic device has safety risk. The first power-supply voltage is higher than the second power-supply voltage, and the safety risk is caused by material failure in the device to-be-verified. The method and the system for fault verification of an electronic device can verify safety risk caused by material failure in internal components of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Nianfeng Liu
  • Patent number: 11531043
    Abstract: A test carrier carried in a state of accommodating a device under test (DUT) includes: a carrier body that holds the DUT; and a lid member that covers the DUT and is attached to the carrier body. The carrier body has contactors provided to correspond to terminals of the DUT, external terminals electrically connected to the contactors, and a first through-hole for positioning that is provided to face the DUT. The first through-hole penetrates the carrier body so that a part of the DUT is seen from an outside through the first through-hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: ADVANTEST Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Kiyokawa, Kazuya Ohtani
  • Patent number: 11525862
    Abstract: A method for calculating a short-circuit current of a battery. includes: obtaining an integral state of charge and a current state of charge of the battery; calculating a first difference based on the integral state of charge and the current state of charge; calculating the short-circuit current of the battery based on the first difference; obtaining a first real state of charge and a second real state of charge; updating the first real state of charge and the second real state of charge based on a temperature-impedance table and the short-circuit current of the battery; calculating a second difference based on the updated first real state of charge and the updated second real state of charge; and updating the short-circuit current of the battery based on the second difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: NINGDE AMPEREX TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Hong Xie, Xuefeng Liu, Guanghui Chen
  • Patent number: 11525701
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an inductive position sensor configured to determine a position of a target device. The inductive position sensor comprises at least two coils for determining the position. At least two of the at least two coils for determining the position at least partially overlap. At least one coil of the at least two at least partially overlapping coils is a transmitter coil and at least one of the at least two coils is a receiver coil. At least one of the at least two coils has N2+R portions substantially equally distributed over N substantially parallel planes, N being an integer larger than or equal to two and R an integer larger than or equal to zero. For each of the at least two coils the portions distributed over the N substantially parallel planes are substantially identical, so that mutual inductance between the at least two coils is substantially unaffected by misalignments between the N substantially parallel planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: MELEXIS TECHNOLOGIES SA
    Inventors: Lorenzo Lugani, Wolfram Kluge
  • Patent number: 11525868
    Abstract: A terminal supporting leakage detection and a detection method for performing leakage detection for the terminal is provided, the terminal may include: a first conductive unit, a second conductive unit, a first access end, and a second access end, wherein the first access end is configured to be connected to a ground line of a main board of the terminal through the first conductive unit and used to access a ground line of an external leakage detection apparatus, and the second access end is configured to be connected inside the terminal to a metal portion of a outer casing of the terminal through the second conductive unit and used to access a leakage test line of the leakage detection apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jicheng Zheng, Jiayi Yang, Jintao Li, Songmin Jin, Wenjie Zou
  • Patent number: 11519945
    Abstract: Circuit test devices and methods are provided. The method includes measuring a voltage between first and second conductor points (CPs) of a circuit under test (CUT), and determining if the measured voltage is less than a low voltage threshold value (LVTV) indicative of electrical continuity (EC) between the first and second CPs. In response to determining that the measured voltage is less than the LVTV, the method includes: transmitting a test signal (TS) to the first or second CP, and determining if the test signal is received after being transmitted. In response to determining that the TS is received, a presence of EC between the first and second conductor points is reported, and in response to determining that the TS is not received, absence of EC between the first and second CPs, or a lack of electrical contact between the VMC and the first and/or second CP(s), is reported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice
    Inventors: Ian B. Vabnick, Michael Malone
  • Patent number: 11519946
    Abstract: A packaged current sensor integrated circuit includes a primary conductor having an input portion and an output portion configured to carry a current to be measured by a magnetic sensing element supported by a semiconductor die adjacent to the primary conductor. Each of the input portion and output portion of the primary conductor is exposed from orthogonal sides of the package body. A fault signal may be provided to indicate an overcurrent condition in the integrated current sensor package. The primary current path may be made of a thick lead frame material to reduce the primary current path resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Allegro MicroSystems, LLC
    Inventors: Simon E. Rock, Alexander Latham, Robert A. Briano, Shixi Louis Liu
  • Patent number: 11519968
    Abstract: A measurement arrangement for determining a complex impedance of a first electrical component, wherein the measurement arrangement comprises the first component and a measuring unit, which is coupled to the first component and adapted to determine the complex impedance of the first component. The measurement arrangement comprises at least one second electrical component, which is arranged with the first component in a parallel circuit, which is hooked up in parallel with the measuring unit, wherein the parallel circuit comprises at least one switching device by which an electrical connection between the first and second component can be broken, and wherein the measurement arrangement is designed to temporarily break the electrical connection between the first component and the second component by the associated switching device in order to determine the first complex impedance of the first component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Michael Hinterberger, Christian Endisch, Christoph Terbrack, Bernhard Liebhart