Patents Examined by Raul J Rios Russo
  • Patent number: 11662361
    Abstract: A capacitive accelerometer includes a proof mass, first and second fixed capacitive electrodes, and a DC biasing element arranged to apply a DC voltage (VB) to the proof mass based on a threshold acceleration value. A first closed loop circuit is arranged to detect a signal resulting from displacement of the proof mass and control the pulse width modulation signal generator to apply the first and second drive signals V1, V2 with a variable mark:space ratio. A second closed loop circuit keeps the mark:space ratio constant and to change the magnitude, VB, of the DC voltage applied to the proof mass by the DC biasing element so as to provide a net electrostatic restoring force on the proof mass for balancing the inertial force of the applied acceleration and maintaining the proof mass at a null position, when the applied acceleration is greater than a threshold acceleration value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Inventors: Christopher Paul Fell, Alan Malvern
  • Patent number: 11662821
    Abstract: A method may include measuring an electrical parameter of an electromagnetic load having a moving mass during the absence of a driving signal actively driving the electromagnetic load, measuring a mechanical parameter of mechanical motion of a host device comprising the electromagnetic load, correlating a relationship between the mechanical parameter and the electrical parameter, and calibrating the electromagnetic load across a plurality of mechanical motion conditions based on the relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Cirrus Logic, Inc.
    Inventors: Aleksey Khenkin, Jun Yan, Marco Janko, Michael McKnight
  • Patent number: 11656242
    Abstract: An angular velocity detection device includes an angular velocity sensor configured to detect angular velocity, an acquisition unit configured to acquire orientation information in a three-dimensional space on a moving object including the angular velocity sensor, a calculation unit configured to calculate estimated angular velocity based on the acquired orientation information, and a correction unit configured to correct an output of the angular velocity sensor based on the angular velocity detected by the angular velocity sensor and the estimated angular velocity calculated by the calculation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Inventor: Toshiaki Sato
  • Patent number: 11650136
    Abstract: An apparatus for inspecting seat motor noise includes: a soundproof booth provided on a transfer path of a seat assembly and installed with an opening/closing door at both sides along a transfer direction of the seat assembly; a power supply portion provided within the soundproof booth and configured to apply power to respective seat motors of the seat assembly; a noise detection unit installed within the soundproof booth and configured to detect an operation noise of the seat motors; and a controller configured to determine whether the seat motors are defective in noise based on comparison of noise data detected by the noise detection unit to predetermined reference data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Inventor: Ki Won Park
  • Patent number: 11650246
    Abstract: A burn-in board for testing the operational integrity of memory devices includes local heating elements for each memory device under test. Each socket on the burn-in board may include a pair of opposed latch heads which move between open positions allowing a memory device to be mounted in the socket, and closed positions where the latch heads rest against the memory device to secure the device in the socket. Local heating elements may be integrated into the latch heads to ensure even heating of each memory device in the burn-in board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony Leong, Athipat Ratanavarinchai
  • Patent number: 11650229
    Abstract: Fluxgate current transducer including a fluxgate device comprising a saturable soft magnetic core and an excitation coil, and a processing circuit comprising a control circuit and a voltage generator connected to the control circuit for generating an alternating current in the excitation coil, the voltage generator generating a voltage oscillating between a maximum positive voltage (+U) and a maximum negative voltage (?U) configured to alternatingly saturate the soft magnetic core. The signal processing circuit comprises an overload circuit portion connected to the control circuit, configured to generate overload currents through the excitation coil over time windows (Tn) after detection of the excitation coil current reaching positive and negative threshold currents (+S3, ?S3) representative of saturation of the magnetic core, during at least one of a plurality of alternating voltage periods (P).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: LEM International SA
    Inventor: St├ęphan Trombert
  • Patent number: 11644521
    Abstract: Circuitry comprising: a voltage monitoring path; a current monitoring path; a reference element of a predefined impedance; and processing circuitry, wherein in operation of the circuitry in a calibration mode of operation: the voltage monitoring path is operative to output a signal indicative of a voltage across the reference element in response to a reference signal applied to the reference element; the current monitoring path is operative to output a signal indicative of a current through the reference element in response to the reference signal; and the processing circuitry is operative to: receive the signal indicative of the voltage across the reference element and the signal indicative of the current through the reference element; generate an estimate of an impedance of the reference element; and determine a compensation parameter for an element of the circuitry for compensating for a difference between the estimate of the impedance and the predefined impedance of the reference element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Cirrus Logic, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan A. Hellman, Viral Parikh, Siddharth Maru, Tejasvi Das
  • Patent number: 11641885
    Abstract: A test fixture for testing aerosol provision devices may include a housing, a plurality of testing modules disposed at the housing where each of the testing modules includes a cavity configured to receive a portion of an aerosol provision device, and processing circuitry operably coupled to the testing modules. Each of the testing modules may be configured to interface with an assembly of a respective one of the aerosol provision devices to transition the assembly between an initial state and a transitioned state during a functional test controlled by the processing circuitry. The processing circuitry may be configured to conduct the functional test of at least two of the testing modules simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Inventors: Robert Logan Garris, Sean Lukan, Jim Marting, Sean Daugherty, Austin Carpenter, Spencer Mougey, Keith Anderson
  • Patent number: 11639658
    Abstract: Based on measurements of forces and rotational velocity experienced by a drill bit during drilling, drilling behavior is detected and identified. Measurements of forces on a drill bit including torque on bit (TOB), weight on bit (WOB), etc. and measurements of rotational velocity (rotations per minute or RPM) are acquired in real time at the drill bit. Various measurements are correlated to produce related combinations of measurements, such as WOB-RPM, TOB-RPM, and RPM-time. Based on fitting between the combinations of measurements and curves corresponding to predetermined torsional behavior trends, torsional, axial, and rotational behaviors are classified as functional or dysfunctional.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Shilin Chen
  • Patent number: 11640008
    Abstract: A mobile platform for assessing and modifying pavement surfaces. An emitter generates electromagnetic waves towards a portion of a pavement surface. A condition sensor receives electromagnetic radiation from a first portion of the pavement surface and generates a first electronic signal representative of a current condition of the portion of the pavement surface. A location sensor generates a second electronic signal containing location data corresponding to the first portion of the pavement surface. A computing platform processes the electronic signals and creates a current pavement condition data point. The computing platform may compare the first electronic signal against a reference representative of a target condition, determine if there is a condition variance, and, if a condition variance exceeds a predetermined threshold, generate a condition control signal which is transmitted to and operates to modify operation of the pavement surface modification system in order to reduce the condition variance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: S-L IP, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin MacVittie, John S. McNeely, George S. Smith, II, Richard McNeely, IV
  • Patent number: 11639902
    Abstract: A method of evaluating microwave characteristics includes the steps of: (A) measuring thermal diffusion features and microwave characteristics of at least three mode samples to obtain at least three data points, wherein the mode samples include identical constituents but at different ratios thereof; (B) obtaining a mathematical relation between the data points by linear regression; (C) measuring a thermal diffusion feature of a sample under test, wherein the sample under test and the mode samples include identical constituents; and (D) substituting the thermal diffusion feature of the sample under test into the mathematical relation to evaluate a microwave characteristic of the sample under test. The method is applicable to a ceramic material to evaluate microwave characteristics of the ceramic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Inventors: Chia-Ting Lin, Jian-Long Ruan
  • Patent number: 11635458
    Abstract: Provided is an analyzing apparatus including a charge amount analyzing unit configured to analyze, by using a device simulator configured to simulate a transient change of a charge in a semiconductor device having a first main terminal and a second main terminal, a change of a charge amount at any one of the terminals when a power source voltage applied between the first main terminal and the second main terminal is changed by a displacement voltage smaller than an initial voltage after a current flowing between the first main terminal and the second main terminal is stabilized with the semiconductor device being set to an ON state and the power source voltage being set to the initial voltage, and a capacitance calculating unit configured to compute a terminal capacitance at any one of the terminals based on the change of the charge amount analyzed by the charge amount analyzing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norihiro Komiyama, Masahiro Sasaki, Yuichi Onozawa, Shoji Yamada
  • Patent number: 11635451
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrical, preferably portable and battery-powered, measurement device. The device comprises: an electrical measurement unit supplying electrical measurement signals, a processing unit processing said electrical measurement signals, a memory, and a display controlled by the processing unit and displaying the processed electrical signals, wherein the processor is arranged to execute an operating system stored in the memory, and wherein the in the memory furthermore a local web browser application is stored which can be executed by the processor in order to control the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Joachim Eibl
  • Patent number: 11635402
    Abstract: A batteryless, chipless, sensor is disclosed which includes a substrate, at least two conductive strips disposed on the substrate, a passivation layer encasing the substrate and the at least two conductive strips, wherein the conductive strips are adapted to respond to an interrogation signal from a reader having a first polarization, with a response signal at a second polarization different than the first polarization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Sarath Gopalakrishnan, Jose Waimin, Rahim Rahimi, Nithin Raghunathan
  • Patent number: 11635526
    Abstract: A method for locating an object of interest using offset. The object may be a mobile platform, or portion of same, associated with a vehicle, or a pavement segment or feature of or on a pavement segment on which the mobile platform is located. The vehicle includes first and second fixed points having a known offset from each other. An image sensor whose field of view includes the second fixed point and a portion of the mobile platform provides image data which is used with the known offset to calculate the precise location of the object of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Inventors: Kevin Macvittie, Brian Kausler, John S. McNeely, George S. Smith, II
  • Patent number: 11635397
    Abstract: The present disclosure enables apparatus and methods for tracking medications and/or product units via smart-packaging concepts. Embodiments include sensors that monitor the state of a blister-card package having an unpatterned lidding film by measuring the impedance of each dispensing region of the lidding film that defines a portion of a blister. In some embodiments, the impedance is measured via a plurality of contact points arranged on opposite sides of each dispensing region, where the contact points are resistively or capacitively coupled with the lidding film. In some embodiments, the impedance map of a measurement region on the blister card is derived via electrical impedance tomography or electrical resistance tomography, where the measurement region includes a plurality of dispensing regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: QuantaEd, LLC
    Inventor: Mehran Mehregany
  • Patent number: 11630165
    Abstract: This sensor unit includes a base having a substantially-rectangular planar shape including a first side and a second side that are substantially orthogonal to each other, and a plurality of first sensors provided on the base and arranged on a first axis. The first axis is substantially parallel to the first side and passes through a center position of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventors: Kunihiro Ueda, Yoshimitsu Wada, Hiraku Hirabayashi, Kazuma Yamawaki, Tsuyoshi Umehara
  • Patent number: 11630025
    Abstract: Robotic devices that can be utilized on pipes of any material and of a variety of pipe diameters are provided. The robotic device utilizes a ducted fan to create the normal forces needed to adhere to any part of a pipe. The chassis of the device can be segmented to allow for application on various diameter pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventors: Dwayne E. McDaniel, Mackenson Telusma, Leonel E. Lagos
  • Patent number: 11624677
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system, apparatus and method directed to detecting damage to an optical fiber of a medical device. The optical fiber includes one or more core fibers each including a plurality of sensors configured to (i) reflect a light signal based on received incident light, and (ii) alter the reflected light signal for use in determining a physical state of the multi-core optical fiber. The system also includes a console having non-transitory computer-readable medium storing logic that, when executed, causes operations of providing a broadband incident light signal to the multi-core optical fiber, receiving reflected light signals, receiving reflected light signals of different spectral widths of the broadband incident light by one or more of the plurality of sensors, identifying at least one unexpected spectral width or a lack of an expected spectral width, and determining the damage has occurred to the optical fiber based on the identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Bard Access Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony K. Misener, Steffan Sowards, William Robert McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 11624683
    Abstract: An apparatus for simulating an oscillating flight path is provided. The apparatus comprises a slide extending along a first axis; a support structure slidably coupled to the slide; and a table connected to the support structure. The support structure is operable to move along the slide. The table is coupled to the support structure and operable to rotate about a second axis orthogonal to the first axis. The table comprises a surface that is parallel to the second axis and that is operable to rotate about a third axis orthogonal to the second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Phillip Ryan Dark