Patents Examined by Phillip A Johnston
  • Patent number: 10976664
    Abstract: A target image capturing device according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes: a delay circuit configured to receive a timing signal from outside and output a first trigger signal at a timing delayed by a first delay time from the reception of the timing signal; an illumination light source configured to emit light based on the first trigger signal; an image capturing unit disposed to capture an image of a shadow of a target to be observed, which is generated when the target is irradiated with the light emitted from the illumination light source; a processing unit configured to perform image processing including processing of measuring a background luminance from the image captured by the image capturing unit; and a control unit configured to perform control to adjust the first delay time based on the background luminance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Gigaphoton Inc.
    Inventor: Hirokazu Hosoda
  • Patent number: 10968116
    Abstract: A liquid treatment system comprising at least one ultra-violet light treatment lamp arranged within an elongated protective UV-transparent sleeve provided along a central longitudinal axis A, said sleeve having an outer surface and an essentially circular cross-sectional shape; and an elongated reactor configured to receive said sleeve, whereby an elongated liquid treatment chamber for receiving liquid to be treated, is provided between an inner surface of the reactor and the outer surface of the sleeve; wherein said liquid treatment system further comprises at least one elongated cleaning device provided side by side with the sleeve within the liquid treatment chamber and along at least a part of the length of the elongated sleeve, wherein said at least one cleaning device is compressed towards the outer surface of the sleeve by the reactor, and wherein at least one of the sleeve and the reactor is configured to rotate around the longitudinal axis A such that the at least one cleaning device will be touching
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Wallenius Water Innovation AB
    Inventors: Johan Bergqvist, David Skantze
  • Patent number: 10967940
    Abstract: The invention provides a waveguide element (1000) comprising a first face (1001) and a second face (1002) with radiation transmissive material (1005) configured between the first face (1001) and the second face (1002), wherein the radiation transmissive material (1005) is transmissive for UV radiation, wherein the radiation transmissive material (1005) is a matrix material for a phase (1010) of another composition than the radiation transmissive material (1005), wherein the phase (1010) is available in the matrix as regions (1110) with the regions (1110) having mean particle radii (r1) selected from the range of 50-1500 nm and having an average region concentration selected from the range of 1*104-1.5*108/mm3 of the radiation transmissive material (1005).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Elvira Johanna Maria Paulussen, Bart Andre Salters, Hugo Johan Cornelissen
  • Patent number: 10962657
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a superconducting element used as a pixel for detecting a particle is disclosed. The superconducting element includes at least one superconducting strip. The at least one superconducting strip includes a meandering structure. The meandering structure includes a first portion extending in a first direction and made of a superconducting material, a second portion connected to the first portion, extending in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, and being conductive, and a third portion connected to the second portion, extending in a direction opposite to the first direction, and made of a superconducting material. A superconducting region of any one of the first portion and the third portion is configured to be divided when the particle is radiated to the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventor: Takeshi Yamane
  • Patent number: 10964518
    Abstract: An apparatus for transporting charged particles. The apparatus includes a control unit and a transport device having a plurality of electrodes arranged around a transport channel, wherein the transport channel includes a bunch forming region configured to receive charged particles received by the transport device. The control unit is configured to control voltages applied to the electrodes to generate a transport potential in the transport channel, the transport potential having a plurality of potential wells which are configured to move so as to transport charged particles along the transport channel in one or more bunches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Gill, Roger Giles, Alina Giles
  • Patent number: 10957527
    Abstract: A mass analyzer for scanning sample gases is disclosed. The mass analyzer comprises an ionizer for generating ions from a sample; a mass filter with an accumulator section integrated in the mass filter and accumulates filtered ions prior to ejecting from the mass filter; and an ion detector that is configured to detecting ejected ions from the mass filter. The mass filter may include a quadrupole array and the accumulator section includes an ion trap array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Atonarp Inc.
    Inventors: Said Boumsellek, Prakash Sreedhar Murthy, Dave Anderson
  • Patent number: 10955436
    Abstract: A scanning probe microscope including a measurement light-casting section configured to cast light onto a reflective surface provided on a movable end of a cantilever; a light-detecting section configured to detect reflected light from the reflective surface with a light-receiving surface having a larger area than the incident area of the reflected light, the light-receiving surface divided into a plurality of areas; a deflection-calculating section configured to determine at preset intervals, the amount of deflection of the cantilever based on the proportion of the amounts of light incident on the plurality of areas while the distance between the base end and the sample is changed; a determining section configured to determine whether or not the amount of change in the deflection of the cantilever is equal to or larger than a previously determined threshold Kth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Masahiro Ohta
  • Patent number: 10953120
    Abstract: A device for neutralizing pathogens on a tactile surface arranged to be touched or contacted by a user's hand includes a housing adapted to be attached to a support surface, such as a wall of an ATM, generally above the tactile surface. A UV light source is provided on the housing arranged to irradiate UV radiation on the tactile surface. A personnel detector is provided for detecting the presence of a person in sufficient proximity to the tactile surface to touch or contact the tactile surface. Control circuitry, preferably in the form of a programmable controller, is provided for normally energizing the UV light source and de-energizing the UV light source upon detection of a user in sufficient proximity to allow a user to touch or contact the tactile surface. A white light source is provided to illuminate the tactile surface when the UV light source is de-energized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: STERILUMEN, INC.
    Inventor: Max Munn
  • Patent number: 10955752
    Abstract: An EUV collector mirror for an extreme ultra violet (EUV) radiation source apparatus includes an EUV collector mirror body on which a reflective layer as a reflective surface is disposed, a heater attached to or embedded in the EUV collector mirror body and a drain structure to drain melted metal from the reflective surface of the EUV collector mirror body to a back side of the EUV collector mirror body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Chih Chen, Po-Chung Cheng, Li-Jui Chen, Shang-Chieh Chien, Sheng-Kang Yu, Wei-Chun Yen
  • Patent number: 10955749
    Abstract: An extreme ultraviolet radiation (EUV) source, including: a vessel having an inner vessel wall and an intermediate focus (IF) region; an EUV collector disposed inside the vessel, the EUV collector including a reflective surface configured to reflect EUV radiation toward the intermediate focus region, the reflective surface configured to directionally face the IF region of the vessel; a showerhead disposed along at least a portion of the inner vessel wall, the showerhead including a plurality of nozzles configured to introduce gas into the vessel; and one or more exhausts configured to remove gas introduced into the vessel, the one or more exhausts being oriented along at least a portion of the inner vessel wall so that the gas is caused to flow away from the EUV collector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Dzmitry Labetski, Christianus Wilhelmus Johannes Berendsen, Rui Miguel Duarte Rodriges Nunes, Alexander Igorevich Ershov, Kornelis Frits Feenstra, Igor Vladimirovich Fomenkov, Klaus Martin Hummler, Arun Johnkadaksham, Matthias Kraushaar, Andrew David Laforge, Marc Guy Langlois, Maksim Loginov, Yue Ma, Seyedmohammad Mojab, Kerim Nadir, Alexander Shatalov, John Tom Stewart, IV, Henricus Gerardus Tegenbosch, Chunguang Xia
  • Patent number: 10948426
    Abstract: The density difference of particle beam irradiation with two optical statuses is produced utilizing a diffraction effect, within the same field of vision, such that a diffraction grating manufactured with a material which passes through a particle beam is provided on the upper side of a specimen and on the lower side of the irradiation optical system. Further, a region wider than the opening region of the diffraction grating is irradiated with the particle beam to produce the density difference of the particle beam emitted to the specimen, by superposing the particle beam, Bragg-diffracted with the opening region, and the particle beam, transmitted through the outer peripheral part of the opening region without being diffracted, with each other, and emitting the beam to the specimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: RIKEN
    Inventors: Ken Harada, Keiko Shimada, Kodai Niitsu
  • Patent number: 10950423
    Abstract: The user specifies regions of interest (ROIs) such as a region where a large amount of compound to be identified is estimated to be included and a region where the compound is overlapped with another compound on one or more specific MS images, and specifies addition or subtraction of the ROIs. For each of the specified ROIs, an average MS/MS spectrum is calculated from MS/MS spectrum data at measurement points in the regions, and the average MS/MS spectra at the ROIs are subjected to addition or subtraction, to obtain an MS/MS spectrum. By addition between the ROIs, the intensity of peak derived from the target compound can be increased. By subtraction between the ROIs, a peak derived from the other compound overlapped with the target compound can be removed. When the MS/MS spectrum after addition or subtraction is subjected to library search for identification, a score indicating the similarity of the spectrum is higher than the conventional score, and the identification accuracy can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Ikegami, Koretsugu Ogata
  • Patent number: 10951309
    Abstract: A display method includes capturing, by an imaging sensor, a still image lit up by a transmitter that transmits a signal by luminance change of light as a subject to obtain a first captured image with a first exposure time. The still image is captured to obtain a second captured image with a second exposure time which is longer than the first exposure time. The display method further includes decoding the signal form the first captured image, and determining whether identification information included in each of a plurality of sets is identical to the decoded signal. Further, the method also includes reading the video included in each of the sets with the identification information identical to the decoded signal, and superimposing the video on a target region corresponding to the subject in the second captured image for display on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hideki Aoyama, Mitsuaki Oshima
  • Patent number: 10942200
    Abstract: A method to perform sub-surface detection of nanostructures in a sample, uses an atomic force microscopy system that comprising a scan head having a probe with a cantilever and a probe tip arranged on the cantilever. The method comprises: moving the probe tip and the sample relative to each other in one or more directions parallel to the surface for scanning of the surface with the probe tip; and monitoring motion of the probe tip relative to the scan head with a tip position detector during said scanning for obtaining an output signal. During said scanning acoustic vibrations are induced in the probe tip by applying a least a first and a second acoustic input signal respectively comprising a first and a second signal component at mutually different frequencies above IGHz, differing by less than IGHz to the probe, and analyzing the output signal for mapping at least subsurface nanostructures below the surface of the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Abbas Mohtashami, Maarten Hubertus van Es, Hamed Sadeghian Marnani
  • Patent number: 10933149
    Abstract: UV hard-surface disinfection system that is able to disinfect the hard surfaces in a room, while minimizing missed areas due to shadows by providing multiple UV light towers that can be placed in several areas of a room such that shadowed areas are eliminated and that can be transported by a cart that is low to the ground such that the towers may be loaded and unloaded easily by a single operator. The system is able to be controlled remotely, such that during activation of the system, no operator is present, and to automatically cut power to all towers in the event that a person enters the room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Surfacide, LLC
    Inventors: Waldemar John Lyslo, Mark Howard Schwartz, Stephen Boyd Pettis
  • Patent number: 10926990
    Abstract: A water purifier according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a housing accommodating components for generating cold water and/or hot water; and a water chute which protrudes from a front surface of the housing, in which the water chute includes a water cock through which cold water or hot water flows; and a light emitting element which is mounted on the water cock to emit ultraviolet rays, in which the water cock includes a water inflow part which extends in a transverse direction and has a water inflow passage formed therein; and a water outflow part which extends in a direction intersecting the water inflow part at an end of the water inflow part and has a water outflow passage formed therein, in which the light emitting element is disposed on an upper side of the water outflow part, and in which the water outflow passage is configured to be connected to a plurality of chambers having different diameters from each other to form a stepped longitudinal sectional shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Youngjin Kim, Myounggon Kim, Beomchul Park
  • Patent number: 10921266
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an imaging device, an imaging method, and an imaging system, belonging to the field of sample image data acquisition and imaging technology. The imaging device includes: a charged particle source, a convergence system, a scanning control system, a detection module, and a spectral analysis module disposed below the detection module, where the detection module includes a plurality of pixelated detector units; and the detection module is provided with a hole thereon. The diffraction pattern is obtained by using the detection module, and the spectral analysis module performs spectral analysis on a charged particle beam passing through the hole, so as to obtain the diffraction pattern and spectral signal simultaneously by one scanning. The imaging method of the present invention is based on a hollow ptychography method, which enables toper form imaging on the diffraction pattern obtained through the detection module, with good imaging effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: NANJING UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Peng Wang, Zhiyuan Ding, Si Gao, Biying Song
  • Patent number: 10916362
    Abstract: Feedthrough device (50; 150), for forming a hermetic seal around signal conductors in a signal conductor group (60; 160) with a group width. The device comprises a slotted member (52; 152) and a base (62; 162). The base defines a through hole (65) that extends entirely through the 5 base along a feedthrough direction (X), and is adapted to accommodate the slotted member. The slotted member defines first and second surfaces (53, 54; 153, 154) on opposite sides associated with the feedthrough direction, and a side surface (55, 56; 155, 156) facing transverse to the feedthrough direction. The slotted member comprises a slot (58; 158), which extends along the feedthrough direction through the slotted member, and opens into the first and second surfaces and 10 into a longitudinal opening (59; 159) along the side surface. The slot extends transversely into the slotted member up to a slot depth at least equal to the signal conductor group width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Petrus Sprengers, Christiaan Otten
  • Patent number: 10910194
    Abstract: A charged particle beam device includes a charged particle source which emits a charged particle beam radiated on a sample; a condenser lens system which has at least one condenser lens focusing the charged particle beam at a predetermined demagnification; a deflector which is positioned between a condenser lens of a most downstream side and a charged particle source in the condenser lens system, and moves a virtual position of the charged particle source; and a control unit which controls the deflector and the condenser lens system. The control unit controls the deflector to move the virtual position of the charged particle source to a position of suppressing a deviation, which is caused by a change of the demagnification of the condenser lens system, of a center trajectory of the charged particle beam downstream of the condenser lens system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECH CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shuhei Yabu
  • Patent number: 10910210
    Abstract: The present invention has as its object the provision of an ultraviolet sterilizer that can reduce ultraviolet light in a wavelength region of 230 to 300 nm, which is harmful to the human body, and can output effective light in a wavelength region of 200 to 230 nm with high emission intensity. The ultraviolet sterilizer of the present invention is an ultraviolet sterilizer comprising: an ultraviolet light source; a lamp storage chamber for storing the ultraviolet light source; and a light guiding part for guiding light from the ultraviolet light source, in which a band pass filter for reducing ultraviolet light in a wavelength region harmful to a human body is provided at least one of a position between the light guiding part and the lamp storage chamber and a position of a light outputting leading end of the light guiding part, and an inner surface of the light guiding part is formed from an ultraviolet absorbing member that absorbs the ultraviolet light in the wavelength region harmful to the human body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Ushio Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideaki Yagyu, Ryosuke Ikeno, Masahiro Sasaki