Patents Examined by Patrick Assouad
  • Patent number: 11187767
    Abstract: An MAS probehead (1) positioned in a magnet bore (2) includes a sample chamber (3) with a stator (4) for receiving a rotor and an RF coil that radiates RF pulses into and/or receives RF signals from an NMR sample (5). A temperature-control apparatus guides gas at a first variable temperature T1 into the sample chamber and through the stator during an NMR measurement, and guides a pressurized gas stream at a second variable temperature T2 around the sample chamber. The sample chamber is surrounded by an encapsulation device (6), at least in the azimuthal direction around the axis of the magnet bore and counter to the flow direction of the pressurized gas, and is oriented to provide an air gap (7?) between the sample chamber and the magnet bore. This prevents dissipation of the gas temperature to outer parts of the probehead, and yields larger NMR measurement temperature ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: BRUKER BIOSPIN GMBH
    Inventors: David Osen, Alexander Krahn, Constantin Schalck
  • Patent number: 11187823
    Abstract: A system comprising: a magnetic transmitter configured to generate magnetic fields; a magnetic sensor configured to generate signals based on characteristics of the magnetic fields; and one or more computer systems configured to: cause the magnetic transmitter to generate a first plurality of magnetic fields at a first frequency; receive a first plurality of signals from the magnetic sensor; determine data indicative of a position and orientation of the magnetic sensor at a first position of the magnetic sensor; determine a distortion term that corresponds to a first position of the magnetic sensor; cause the magnetic transmitter to generate a third plurality of magnetic fields at the first frequency; receive a third plurality of signals from the magnetic sensor; and determine a second position and orientation of the magnetic sensor relative to the magnetic transmitter, wherein the first frequency is greater than the second frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Ascension Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Westley S. Ashe, Kenji Fujioka
  • Patent number: 11187738
    Abstract: The invention relates to a measurement system for detection of conduction faults of a device or equipment, comprising an evaluation unit and at least one sensor unit, wherein the measurement system is furthermore adapted to determine, in regard to a fault, whether the fault is higher or lower in frequency with respect to a predetermined limit frequency, and the measurement system is furthermore adapted to provide data in regard to one fault or multiple faults.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: PHOENIX CONTACT GMBH & CO KG
    Inventors: Johann Derksen, Daniel Meyer Zu Heiligen
  • Patent number: 11187750
    Abstract: A method for detecting the open or closed state of a protection appliance in an electrical installation including a voltage detector upstream of the protection appliance and a voltage detector downstream thereof, in which the voltage data provided by the voltage detectors is used to obtain information regarding the presence or absence of voltage upstream and downstream of the protection appliance, a correlation is established between the voltage data, and it is determined whether the protection appliance is in an open state, in a closed state, in an abnormal state or in an undetermined state. The current data provided by the current detectors can also be used to determine the cause of the tripping of the protection appliance, and to thereby obtain a full, precise and real-time diagnostic for the operation of the electrical installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: SOCOMEC
    Inventors: Marc Capot, Pierre-Henri Herr, Christian Kern
  • Patent number: 11187822
    Abstract: Sonde devices for providing magnetic field signals for use with utility locators or other devices are disclosed. In one embodiment a sonde device includes a housing, a core comprising a plurality of core sections, and one or more support structures, which may include windings. Circuit and/or power supply elements may be disposed fully or partially within the core to control generation of predefined magnetic field frequencies and waveforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: SEESCAN, INC.
    Inventors: Mark S. Olsson, Justin W. Taylor, Ray Merewether, Jan Soukup
  • Patent number: 11187734
    Abstract: A meter collar includes a connection path to form an electrical connection between a distributed energy resource (DER) meter and line voltage wirings of an electric distribution system and a second connection path to form an electrical connection between the DER meter and neutral wires of the electric distribution system, a DER device, and a load. Further, the meter collar includes a third connection path within the meter collar to form an electrical connection between the DER meter and output voltage wirings of the DER device. Furthermore, the meter collar includes mating connectors electrically connected to a first end of a corresponding connection path to accept mating connectors of the DER meter. The meter collar also includes mating connectors electrically connected to a second end of the corresponding connection path to mate with the line voltage wirings, the neutral wires, and the output voltage wirings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Landis+Gyr Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Matt Karlgaard, John Radgowski
  • Patent number: 11181466
    Abstract: A monitoring device, in particular a wire netting monitoring device, for a wire netting, in particular for a protective net for stabilizing, catching and/or intercepting and/or retaining heavy loads, has at least two inter-engaging net elements, at least one net element of which is produced from at least one single wire, a wire bundle, a wire strand, a wire rope and/or some other longitudinal element having at least one wire, in particular produced from a high-tensile steel, wherein the monitoring device comprises at least one corrosion monitoring unit configured for monitoring at least one corrosion indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Geobrugg AG
    Inventor: Corinna Wendeler-Goeggelmann
  • Patent number: 11175360
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus according to an embodiment is a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus including a gradient coil unit configured to generate a gradient magnetic field in an imaging space in which a subject is placed. The gradient coil unit includes a cooling layer configured to cool the gradient coil. The cooling layer includes a first cooling pipe configured to cool the gradient coil entirely and a second cooling pipe configured to locally cool the gradient coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taketo Kawakami, Yoshitomo Sakakura, Hidekazu Tanaka, Takahiro Ishihara
  • Patent number: 11175349
    Abstract: An electrical system includes a ground fault detection unit including a low frequency ground fault detection circuit and a high frequency ground fault detection circuit, and/or a ground fault control unit connected to the low frequency ground fault detection circuit and the high frequency ground fault detection circuit. The ground fault unit may be configured to detect a ground fault according to an output of the low frequency ground fault detection circuit and/or an output of the high frequency ground fault detection circuit. The electrical system may include a first current sensor connected to the low frequency ground fault detection circuit and/or a second current sensor connected to the high frequency ground fault detection circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Chaitanya Bhalwankar, Birger Pahl, Steve Schmalz, Galen Chui
  • Patent number: 11175330
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electric circuit arrangement and a method for coupling an insulation monitoring device to an ungrounded power supply system via a coupling impedance, which is realized to be operant for each active conductor of the power supply system and which is formed as an ohmic resistance circuit, the ohmic resistance circuit having a settable resistance value which is changeable and a switching-off function for decoupling the insulation monitoring device from the network and being realized as a bidirectional cascade comprising a series circuit of two transistors provided in a mirror-inverted manner, each having a diode connected in parallel, a controlled change in resistance of the transistors for setting the changeable resistance value being effected by a control circuit and the switching-off function for decoupling from the grid being realized by setting a maximum resistance value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Bender GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Julian Reitz
  • Patent number: 11175354
    Abstract: A method for scanning artificial structure, wherein a scanning artificial structure apparatus comprises four magnetic-field sensors, the four magnetic-field sensors are non-coplanar configured, the method comprises following steps of: moving the scanning artificial structure apparatus along a scanning path within a to-be-tested area, in the meantime, measuring magnetic field by the four magnetic-field sensors, and recording a position sequence when measuring magnetic field, wherein four magnetic-field measurement sequences are measured by the four magnetic-field sensors; and calculating a magnetic-field variation distribution from the four magnetic-field measurement sequences and the position sequence, wherein the magnetic-field variation distribution is corresponding to at least one artificial structure distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: NATIONAL CENTRAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Chien-Chih Chen, Yi-Chen Chu, Yung-Chieh Chuang
  • Patent number: 11175350
    Abstract: A battery connection unit includes a first branch with a first branch switch adapted to connect a first battery to at least one of a second battery and a vehicle load; and a second branch with a second branch switch connected in parallel with the first branch. A first measurement switch is connected between the first branch and a storage element to enable/disable charging. A second measurement switch is connected between the second branch and the storage element. A processor is programmed to: disable at least one of the first branch and the second branch; enable at least one of the first measurement switch and the second measurement switch to charge the storage element with leakage current; and generate an output signal indicative of a switch fault in response to a storage element voltage associated with the leakage current exceeding a reference voltage within a predetermined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Antoni Ferre Fabregas, Carlos Fernandez Pueyo
  • Patent number: 11169112
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a method for measuring pH in an aqueous sample with a frit-less electrode, including: introducing an aqueous sample into a measurement device comprising at least three electrodes, wherein at least one electrode of the at least three electrodes comprises a ground rod electrode, wherein at least one electrode of the at least three electrodes comprises a first measurement electrode, and wherein at least one electrode of the at least three electrodes comprises a second measurement electrode; measuring a first electrical potential between the first measurement electrode and the ground rod electrode in the aqueous sample; measuring a second electrical potential between the second measurement electrode and the ground rod electrode in the aqueous sample; and identifying a pH of the aqueous sample based upon a difference between the first electrical potential and the second electrical potential. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: HACH COMPANY
    Inventors: Vishnu Rajasekharan, David L. Rick
  • Patent number: 11169197
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device for monitoring the insulation and/or continuity of at least one electric cable including a plurality of electrical wires, wherein the device comprises a measuring circuit that can be connected to the electrical wires, wherein the measuring circuit comprises: a measuring stage comprising a voltage generator; a switching stage that can be connected to the measuring stage, suited to connect each electrical wire automatically and successively to the measuring circuit and/or suited to connect the measuring circuit to ground; a looping stage of the measuring circuit that can be connected, electrical wire to electrical wire, to the switching stage; wherein the looping stage is configured to operate automatically in at least one of two modes, insulating or resistive, respectively associated with the monitoring of the insulation or the monitoring of the continuity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Naval Group
    Inventors: Eric Parois-Quelennec, Richard Cheruel
  • Patent number: 11169207
    Abstract: A device includes a test pad on a chip. A first microbump has a first surface area that is less than a surface area of the test pad. A first conductive path couples the test pad to the first microbump. A second microbump has a second surface area that is less than the surface area of the test pad. A second conductive path couples the test pad to the second microbump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei-Cheng Wu, Hsien-Pin Hu, Shang-Yun Hou, Shin-Puu Jeng, Chen-Hua Yu, Chao-Hsiang Yang
  • Patent number: 11170516
    Abstract: A method and device for measuring dimensions of a feature on or near an object using a video inspection device. A reference surface is determined based on reference surface points on the surface of the object. One or more measurement cursors are placed on measurement pixels of an image of the object. Projected reference surface points associated with the measurement pixels on the reference surface are determined. The dimensions of the feature can be determined using the three-dimensional coordinates of at least one of the projected reference surface points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventor: Clark Alexander Bendall
  • Patent number: 11169231
    Abstract: The NMR probe head comprises a base and a tube. A coil is arranged in the tube. A tuning and matching circuit is also arranged in the tube adjacent to the coil. The coil and/or the tuning and matching circuit comprise several tunable elements. Several actuators are arranged in the tube for actuating the tunable elements. The actuators are located in in a compact actuator assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: QONETEC AG
    Inventors: Samuel Salvisberg, Marco Osterwalder
  • Patent number: 11162815
    Abstract: A system for detecting a magnetic target includes a magnetic field sensor comprising two or more sensing clusters positioned on a surface of a substrate; and a magnetic target comprising at least four magnetic quadrants spaced evenly around a center point of the magnetic target. The at least four magnetic quadrants have alternating magnetic polarities. The two or more sensing clusters are positioned evenly around the axis of rotation so that each of the sensing clusters detects a magnetic field of two magnetic quadrants that have the same magnetic polarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Allegro MicroSystems, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Husain Yusuf Sirohiwala, Nevenka Kozomora
  • Patent number: 11163014
    Abstract: An electrical leakage determination system that determines if an electrical leakage occurs includes a capacitor having first and second ends connected to a cathode side power supply path and a grounding section and a switch disposed in an electrical path formed parallel to the capacitor. When the capacitor discharges and a predetermined period has elapsed after the controller sets an energized state between the cathode-side power supply path and the grounding section by bringing the switch to an energizing position, the controller allows the capacitor to charge by setting an energization shut down state between the cathode-side power supply path and the grounding section by bringing the switch to an energization shut down position. The controller subsequently detects a voltage value of the capacitor and determines if the electrical leakage is either present or absent based on the voltage value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Wakimoto, Yusuke Shindo, Masakazu Kouda
  • Patent number: 11163085
    Abstract: There is described apparatus for orienting at least one electromagnetic field sensor, a related receiver unit and method of use. The apparatus has an orientation detector having an output which is dependent upon an orientation of the electromagnetic field sensor, an actuator and a controller which is arranged in communication with the orientation detector and the actuator, the controller being configured to be operable to generate at least one instruction for operating the actuator for moving the electromagnetic field sensor into a predefined orientation, in dependence upon the output from the orientation detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced Hydrocarbon Mapping AS
    Inventors: Bernard Gloux, Stefan L. Helwig, William Wood