Patents Examined by Peter M. Poon
  • Patent number: 12040098
    Abstract: A closed loop heat convection cooling system for nuclear reactors. The cooling system is formed outside the containment structure of the nuclear reactor. The cooling system has cooling assemblies that are housed in protective structures, which shield the cooling assemblies from projectile impact. Air inlet and outlet apertures are formed in the protective structures to cause outside air to be drawn into the protective structures to passively cool the cooling assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: TERRESTRIAL ENERGY, INC.
    Inventors: David Leblanc, Anthonius C. Rodenburg, John Handbury
  • Patent number: 12040100
    Abstract: A transportable nuclear power system is provided. The system includes a nuclear power generator. The nuclear power generator includes one or more fuel cartridges configured to form a critical core during a power generation operation, each of the one or more fuel cartridges containing a nuclear fuel. The nuclear power generator also includes a reactivity controller and one or more working fluid conduits, each work fluid conduit containing a working fluid circulating within each of the one or more fuel cartridges to cool the nuclear fuel and execute a thermodynamic cycle. The system also includes an Intermodal transport container including a support structure mounted inside the transport container to support at least the one or more fuel cartridges of the nuclear power generator. The one or more fuel cartridges of the nuclear power generator are contained in the transport container during the power generation operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: CARBON FREE HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventor: Claudio Filippone
  • Patent number: 12022774
    Abstract: A flowering plant growing system utilizes a flowering plant growth assembly that enables the limbs of a flowering plant to be retained and supported along a bud platform to spread the growth out in a planar configuration. This type of growth arrangement may stimulate the plant to produce buds that are distributed across the bud platform and may grow up from the bud platform toward a cover. The height of the bud platform and cover may be adjustable as they are secured to vertical supports by retainers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Inventor: Jeffrey Fitzgerald Buss
  • Patent number: 12010977
    Abstract: Provided is a method for artificial rearing of porcupine pufferfish fries in indoor cement ponds. The method includes the following steps: indoor cement pond preparation, release hatched larvae into the indoor cement pond, feed and manage the larvae at different sub-stages of the fry rearing stages, water quality management during fry rearing, separate ponding of fries based on size of the fries, and transfer the fries to net cages or outdoor ponds when the fries reach a minimum length. The indoor cement pond preparation step may include disinfecting the pond and regulating the water quality. During the rearing stage, the method may include stimulating anti-stress physiological response of the larvae. The method may transfer fries with an average total length of more than 2.0 cm into net cages or outdoor ponds for aquaculture after 45 days of the rearing stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: HAINAN TROPICAL OCEAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hai Huang, Pan Chen, Chunyou Cai, Liu Cao, Erdong Wang
  • Patent number: 12004485
    Abstract: An assisted guidance region has a plurality of zones, each with an associated set of characteristics used to provide behavioral guidance to an animal Behavioral guidance is extended to a wayward dog who has moved outside of the assisted guidance region by providing stimuli to shepherd the dog back into a safe zone. Positive stimuli are provided when the dog is moving in a direction back towards the safe zone, by providing a safe zone or similar stimulus. Movement away from the safe zone will trigger the unit to deliver a non-aversive second alert zone stimulus. Movement that isn't getting closer or further away triggers a first alert zone stimulus. Calculation of relative movement direction with regard to the safe zone is preferably based upon a comparison of sequential data table position displacements from an approximate center of the safe zone or from a manually selected location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Inventors: Rodney P. Landers, Kevin L. Nieuwsma, Chad R. James
  • Patent number: 11997989
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a sound pickup device, a pet training monitor and a training monitoring method thereof. The sound pickup device comprises a single chip microcomputer, a digital silicon microphone, a wireless module and a power supply, wherein the single chip microcomputer is provided with a power supply interface and an SPI communication interface simulating a communication interface of the digital silicon microphone, and the SPI communication interface is connected with a clock pin and a data pin of the digital silicon microphone to collect single-channel audio data of the digital silicon microphone; the single-channel audio data is converted into PCM audio data by the single chip microcomputer, the single chip microcomputer is connected with an communication interface of the wireless module to transmit the PCM audio data, and an output end of the power supply is connected with the power interface of the single chip microcomputer to supply power to the single chip microcomputer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Inventor: Sheng Chen
  • Patent number: 11997993
    Abstract: A smart agricultural automatic feeding device includes a feeding box, a weighing part is disposed in the feeding box and connected with a top of the feeding box; a separating part is disposed below the weighing part and rotatably connected to an inner wall of the feeding box, a feed end of the separating part is connected with a discharge end of weighing part; a delivery part is disposed below the separating part and includes delivery tubes arranged in parallel, the delivery tubes are fixed to the inner wall of the feeding box, feed ends of the delivery tubes are connected to the discharge end of the separating part and configured to be arranged correspondingly to a fish pond; an air supply part is disposed outside the feeding box and connected to the delivery tubes through a pressurized part, the pressurized part is in transmission connection with the separating part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: GUANGDONG AIB POLYTECHNIC COLLEGE
    Inventors: Xinyao Zou, Zhi Yang, Jiabao Qiu, Weihao Chen
  • Patent number: 11985964
    Abstract: A fishing rod holder for holding a fishing rod. A base for the rod holder has a mounting interface. At least one forward pivot arm is pivotally connected to the base. At least one rear pivot arm is pivotally connected to the base. A forward rod support is connected to each forward pivot arm and a rear rod securing device is connected to each rear pivot arm. In a preferred embodiment the forward rod support includes two vertical bent prongs with each bent prong having locking indentions. A fishing line travel slot is also included to allow for free travel of the fishing line. Also, in a preferred embodiment the rear rod securing device includes a lower stationary arm rigidly connected to the rear pivot arm, an upper pivot arm pivotally connected to the lower stationary arm and a handle receiving indention. When securing the fishing rod, the fishing rod is compressed between the upper pivot arm and lower stationary arm and rests in the handle receiving indention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Inventor: Kevin F Lohmeier
  • Patent number: 11974901
    Abstract: Disclosed is a small animal intraventricular injection compensator for injecting a drug into a desired location through a syringe, the compensator including: a guide part provided with a guide hole into which a needle of a syringe is inserted; a body comprising an upper cavity provided inside thereof and a cradle provided to seat the guide part on an upper side thereof; and a fixation part integrally provided with the body or separately provided, and comprising a lower cavity provided to allow a head accommodation space, which a head of a small animal may enter into or exit from, to be provided inside thereof by corresponding to the upper cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignees: KOREA RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Sung Gurl Park, Kang Hyun Han, Chang Mook Lim, So Ra Park, Hong Su Lee, Jae Bong Lee, Jung Ho Noh, Sang Seop Han
  • Patent number: 11974559
    Abstract: A fishing aid includes a housing with a hollow interior, an actuator being coupled to the housing, and an elevator. The elevator being in a pivotal connection with the housing and being in a coupling connection with the actuator, such that the elevator is configured, through the actuator, for a reciprocally pivotal movement in a vertical direction when the fishing aid is being pulled in a linear direction through a body of water by a line connected to the housing. The reciprocal pivotal movement of the elevator causes a movement of the fishing aid in a non-linear pattern through the body of water. The fishing aid can be used on a surface of the body of water or can be fully submerged with an aid of a downrigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Inventors: Mathew Sherman Hanson, Jerry DeVries
  • Patent number: 11968970
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the invention, a method for trapping indoor adult Phycitinae, which is an adult moth belonging to Phycitinae subfamily includes: emitting attracting light at a predetermined photon flux density for a predetermined period of time or longer; forming a guide path to guide the adult Phycitinae to a vicinity of an emission end of the attracting light in a region having a photon flux density lower than the predetermined photon flux density on a side lower than a height of the emission end; and trapping the adult Phycitinae attracted by the attracting light in the guide path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Hirohide Iwamoto, Toshihiro Imai, Ryota Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11968971
    Abstract: A light source device for trapping indoor adult Phycitinae, which is an adult moth belonging to subfamily Phycitinae, is configured to: emit an attracting light at a predetermined photon flux density; and form a guide path by the attracting light to guide the adult Phycitinae to a vicinity of an emission end of the attracting light in a region having a photon flux density lower than the predetermined photon flux density on a side lower than a height of the emission end of the attracting light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
    Inventors: Hirohide Iwamoto, Toshihiro Imai, Ryota Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11968933
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a modular green roof tray, house plant growth media and horticulture growth media, and a tree protection mat for weed and moisture control made from recycled disposable diapers. The growth medium and tree protection mat contain superabsorbent materials from diaper that can absorb waters and greatly reduce irrigation so to provide a drought resistant feature. One embodiment also provides a manufacturing process to perform 100% recycling of disposed diapers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: ZYNNOVATION LLC
    Inventors: Wei Zhang, Hailing Yang
  • Patent number: 11963512
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a pet toilet. The pet toilet includes a base and a litter bin rotatably arranged on the base. The base is provided with a collection chamber. A first opening is formed in a position, corresponding to the collection chamber of the base. A baffle plate is movably arranged at the first opening of the base; the litter bin is provided with a first joint portion. The baffle plate is provided with a second joint portion used in conjunction with the first joint portion. The litter bin is provided with a pushing member. The baffle plate is configured to be pushed when the litter bin rotates relative to the base by the pushing member and is lifted upwards relative to the base in the pushing process. The first joint portion is configured to be embedded with the second joint portion when the baffle plate is lifted upwards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Inventor: Tieqiang Tang
  • Patent number: 11958619
    Abstract: A remote piloted aircraft comprising a secondary flight assembly adapted to intervene in case of failure or an emergency of the aircraft, said secondary flight assembly being provided with an additional control unit configured to process flight relevant data and which includes an additional receiver configured to receive commands from the remote pilot by means of a remote control unit, in case of failure or emergency said additional control unit being configured to generate, as a response, an activation command adapted to activate a first device to expel an upper wing placed in a first compartment of the aircraft and to inflate a lower wing housed in a second compartment of the aircraft, and also to generate an interdiction command of the primary propulsion unit, said upper wing being maneuverable by means of a further remote control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: RPS AEROSPACE S.R.L.
    Inventors: Giacomo Lunerti, Nausicaa Asia Vezzoli, Andrea Berna
  • Patent number: 11950573
    Abstract: A bird feeder including a removable base, which is configured to be easily removed from the body of the bird feeder by simply pulling the knob downwards to disengage the base from the main body of the enclosure, may be provided. An enclosure may include a top and bottom opening and a side wall. The bottom end of the enclosure may be enclosed by a base member including a pull knob device fixed inside the base member. The base member may be releasably secured to the enclosure by a pull knob mechanism. The base member can be easily removed using pull knob mechanism such that as the pull knob is pulled downwards by a user, locking pins engages a taper slider of the pull knob device and retracts horizontally in the inward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: KSP INC
    Inventor: Puneet Bery
  • Patent number: 11950582
    Abstract: A pet bowl is provided that comprises a housing defining a water container, a proximity sensor located proximate to the water container, the proximity sensor having conductive circuitry comprising a first circuit made of a first metal and a second circuit made of a dissimilar second metal, and a controller processing signals received from the proximity sensor, the controller selectively switching the conductive circuitry between a first configuration operating as the proximity sensor to sense water contained in the container and a second configuration operating as a thermocouple to sense temperature proximate to the water container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Annette Lynn Huebner, Marguerite Lynn Kimball, Hussein Berry, John Robert Van Wiemeersch, Pietro Buttolo
  • Patent number: 11950552
    Abstract: A vegetation wall system includes an irrigation tank, a vegetation mounting unit with a vegetation holding unit, a pump feeding water from the tank to the holding unit, a programmable logic control unit including a central processing unit and a sensor, wherein the central processing unit monitors an aspect in the wall system by measuring, by the sensor, a component of the aspect as a first component measurement, waiting a predetermined period of time and then measuring, by the sensor, the component of the aspect as a second component measurement, determining, by the central processing unit, a change in the aspect based on the first and second measurements and the predetermined period of time, determining whether the change is outside a threshold range, in response to determining that the change is outside the threshold range, determining that an anomalous condition exists, and generating an alert when the anomalous condition exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: RK SAGE, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Kincaid, Harry Eschel, Ronaldo J. Santiago
  • Patent number: 11950577
    Abstract: A system for preserving or establishing an ecosystem comprises an assembly coupled to a guidance component. An assembly comprises an enclosure and a substrate, and is configured to contain one or more organisms within the enclosure. The guidance component causes the assembly to be transported to a destination environment. The assembly is decoupled from the guidance component. The assembly detaches from the substrate, to integrate the one or more organisms into an ecosystem of the destination environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Vale Group LLC
    Inventors: Richard Earl Simpkinson, Omer Rosenbaum, Richard Ignacio Zaragoza, Rusty Allen Gerard, Shamyl Emrich Zakariya
  • Patent number: 11950545
    Abstract: System for precision irrigation is disclosed, the system comprises a main line. A plurality of sub main lines, wherein the plurality of sub main lines are configured to receive fluid from the main line. Further the system comprises a plurality of emitters lines emerging from at least one of the plurality of the sub main lines; wherein each emitter lines from the plurality lines has a length of at least 150 ft. A plurality of valves, wherein each valve is configured to connect at least one emitter line, from the plurality of emitter lines, with the at least one sub main line, from the plurality of sub main lines. The system further comprises a drone configured to communicably connect with the plurality of valves, wherein the drone is configured to receive a set of pre-defined instructions from a remote server and control the plurality of valves based on the instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: JAIN IRRIGATION SYSTEMS LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael Patrick Defrank, Ajit Bhavarlal Jain