Patents Examined by Robert R. Raevis
  • Patent number: 10433370
    Abstract: A micro multi-array heater and a micro multi-array sensor provided with the micro multi-array heater are provided. The micro multi-array heater includes a substrate and a heater electrode formed on the substrate. The heater electrode includes a first heater electrode having a first heat generation pattern and a second heater electrode having a second heat generation pattern. The first heat generation pattern and the second heat generation pattern are formed to have different heat generation amounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Point Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bum Mo Ahn, Seung Ho Park, Sung Hyun Byun
  • Patent number: 10422814
    Abstract: A method and system for fall detection using machine learning are disclosed. The method comprises detecting at least one signal by a wireless sensor device and calculating a plurality of features from the at least one detected signal. The method includes training a machine learning unit of the wireless sensor device using the features to create a fall classification and a non-fall classification for the fall detection. The system includes a sensor to detect at least one signal, a processor coupled to the sensor, and a memory device coupled to the processor, wherein the memory device includes an application that, when executed by the processor, causes the processor to calculate a plurality of features from the at least one detected signal and to train a machine learning unit of the wireless sensor device using the features to create a fall classification and a non-fall classification for the fall detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Vital Connect, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Chan, Nima Ferdosi, Ravi Narasimhan
  • Patent number: 10416104
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a gas sensing device comprising: a gas sensing part for outputting a gas detection result; and a correction control part for changing the value outputted from the gas sensing part to a reference value when the output value is lower than the reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sung Gon Jun
  • Patent number: 10408667
    Abstract: In one aspect, a calibration method for a multi-variety seed meter may include terminating a supply of seeds to a seed meter and subsequently operating the seed meter to discharge seeds therefrom. Additionally, upon terminating the supply of seeds to the seed meter, the method may include monitoring a parameter indicative of an amount of seeds remaining within the seed pool based on data received from a first sensor. The method may also include monitoring an operation of the seed meter based on data received from a second sensor to identify the occurrence of a starvation event for the seed meter and determining a target value for the monitored parameter based at least in part on a starvation interval defined between the termination of the supply of seeds to the seed meter and the occurrence of the starvation event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Schoeny, Chad M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10408715
    Abstract: An adsorption pump includes a housing, a movable part, and an adsorption part. The housing has inlet and outlet ports for a sample. The movable part is at least partly located inside the housing. The adsorption part is located inside the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji Murashima, Masaya Nakatani, Atsuo Nakao
  • Patent number: 10408777
    Abstract: A density measurement system for measuring the density of a material within a region, the density measurement system comprises: a plurality of electrodes arranged around the region; an energization source arranged to apply an electrical signal to at least one of said electrodes; a monitor arranged to monitor an electrical parameter at at least one of said electrodes, the monitored electrical parameter being caused to change in response to flow of electrical current within the region; and a processor arranged to: generate data indicative of the complex impedance of the material within the region based upon the monitored electrical parameter; and generate data indicative of the density of the material based upon the data indicative of the complex impedance of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Industrial Tomography Systems PLC
    Inventors: Changhua Qiu, Kenneth Primrose
  • Patent number: 10401336
    Abstract: A sample analysis method includes directing a sample that contains one or more SVOC components to a GC column to temporally separate components present in the sample. Output gas from the GC column is expanded into a sample cell. The sample cell is held at a temperature and pressure that are lower than the temperature and pressure at an outlet of the GC column. The volume of the sample cell is sufficiently large for maintaining the one or more SVOC components in a gaseous phase. Infrared spectra of the components in the sample cell are obtained using a Fourier transform infrared spectrometry system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: MLS ACQ, INC.
    Inventors: Martin L. Spartz, Alice Elizabeth Delia, Peter Paul Behnke, Charles Mark Phillips
  • Patent number: 10386342
    Abstract: A sample injection method for liquid chromatography is performed with an injection valve having a waste port, two sample loop ports, and two high-pressure ports. One high-pressure port can be connected to a pump and the other high-pressure port can be connected to a chromatography column. A sample loop is connected to one of the sample loop ports on one end and to a pump volume of a sample conveying device on the other end. A section of the sample loop can be separated to facilitate receiving a sample fluid in the sample loop. A control unit controls the injection valve and the sample conveying device. The sample injector allows a sample to be loaded into the sample loop and then pressurized to an operating pressure prior to injecting the sample into the chromatography column. The sample loop may also be isolated from the operating pressure for facilitating depressurization of the loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Dionex Softron GMBH
    Inventor: Hermann Hochgraeber
  • Patent number: 10386256
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to calibrate micro-electromechanical systems are disclosed. An example pressure sensor calibration apparatus includes a mechanical lift to move a pressure sensor between a first height, a second height, and a third height; one or more sensors to measure first pressure and capacitance values at the first height, second pressure and capacitance values at the second height, and third pressure and capacitance values obtained at the third height; and a calibrator to determine calibration coefficient values to calibrate the pressure sensor based on the first pressure and capacitance values obtained at the first height, the second pressure and capacitance values at the second height, and the third pressure and capacitance values obtained at the third height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Mohammad Hadi Motieian Najar, Ira Oaktree Wygant
  • Patent number: 10378991
    Abstract: An angle-measuring device includes a housing and a position sensor configured to generate angle values indicating an angular position of a shaft with respect to a reference position. An interface is configured to communicate with subsequent electronics via a data channel. At least one imbalance sensor is configured to generate an imbalance signal from imbalance-induced excursions of the shaft. An imbalance analyzer is configured to generate imbalance values from the imbalance signal. A signal processor is configured to generate imbalance information from the angle values and the imbalance values. The imbalance information is transmittable through the interface to the subsequent electronics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN GMBH
    Inventors: Ingo Joachimsthaler, Thomas Geisler
  • Patent number: 10378935
    Abstract: A facade gantry allows for close inspection of a facade using remotely operated cameras, probes, and/or sampling devices. These devices are located in a housing that is positioned in front of a facade by a system of cables, from which it is suspended, that allow for movement in any direction in a plane. Two cables are attached to the housing containing the sensors and tools and are wound onto two separate spools located on the roof at the vertical boundaries of the inspection area. By winding and unwinding these spools, the housing can be raised, lowered, and moved from side to side. The invention further has an optional “shed” located on the ground that protects pedestrians in the case of a suspension system failure. The shed moves to maintain a position directly under the housing. The gantry optionally allows for repair of the facade by using remotely operated repair tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: RevolutioNice Inc.
    Inventors: Sreenivas Raman, Elie Cherbaka, Ryan J. Giovacchini, Brian Jennings, Thomas C. Slater
  • Patent number: 10376185
    Abstract: A method implemented in a system which comprises a lightweight personal wearable monitoring device, supplied by a battery, comprising an accelerometer, a processing unit, a display, a remote server, said method comprising the steps: /a/ collecting, from a plurality of individuals caused to practice various physical activities from a set of predefined activities, acceleration data from sensing devices placed on each of said individuals, /b/ defining N small data-size specific metrics, computed from acceleration signals, which allow to define a global activity classifier, /c/ acquiring, at a first monitoring device worn by a first user, acceleration signals from the accelerometer of the first monitoring device, /d/ calculating, at the first monitoring device, over each lapsed time unit T1, specific metrics values from the sensed signals, to form a series of specific metrics values, /e/ send them to the processing unit, /f/ allocate an activity type for each time unit together with corresponding specific metric
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: WITHINGS
    Inventors: Joffrey Villard, Pierre Duquesne, Paul Edouard, Cedric Hutchings
  • Patent number: 10377189
    Abstract: A preliminary positioning method for a TPMS uses a receiver to receive a tire pressure signal, then obtains the ID code contained in the obtained tire pressure signal, then compares the ID code with the corresponding ID codes stored in the database, and defines the ID code as a known ID code, when the ID code is found to match with one of the corresponding ID codes prestored in the database. Repeating the above steps until the ID codes of all received tire pressure signals all have been compared. If the number of the known ID codes is equal to the number of the sensors, the known ID codes are designated as specific tires according to an indication of the respective tire pressure signals, so that the positioning function can be achieved in a short period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ORANGE ELECTRONIC CO., LTD
    Inventors: Hong-Chih You, Jia-Cong Su, Xi-Wen Wu
  • Patent number: 10379132
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an auto-sampling system with syringe, valve configurations, and control logic that allow automatic, inline preparation of concentrated sulfuric acid and concentrated phosphoric acid for analytic analyzes. In implementations, the auto-sampling system includes independent syringe pumps connected to a valve system to dynamically introduce carrier, diluent, buffer, and eluent flows according to one or more modes of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Elemental Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel R. Wiederin, Nathan Saetveit
  • Patent number: 10379023
    Abstract: A digital hydrometer and methods of digitally displaying a specific gravity measured by a hydrometer are provided. The digital hydrometer can comprise a base, a displacement vessel, an inductive distance sensor, an output circuit, and a hydrometer float. The displacement vessel and inductive distance sensor can be mounted in or on the base. The displacement vessel can hold a displacement fluid. The hydrometer float can float in the displacement fluid. The output circuit can be in electrical communication with the inductive distance sensor and comprise a digital display device configured to display a digital value that is commensurate with a change in impedance attributable to the proximity of a metallic object, in the hydrometer float, to the sensor or its inductor. The digital value can be a specific gravity of the displacement fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Hernando Garrido Garza, Philip James, Gilberto Romero Saldivar, Matin Vareth
  • Patent number: 10371713
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods are provided for measuring the velocity and direction of a fluid flow. In some instances, a measuring system may include a housing capable of holding one or more pressure sensors in a desired location and orientation. The housing may include a cavity for each of the one or more pressure sensors and each cavity may have a connection to an opening at the outside surface of housing. Each opening may be able to face in any desired direction such that the pressure at any desired location on the outside surface of housing, which may be capable of facing in any desired direction, may extend to the cavity inside housing where it can be measured by a pressure sensor. The velocity and the direction of a fluid flow around the housing of the measurement system may be based on pressure readings generated by the pressure sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: MRP Properties LLC
    Inventor: Raymond Hoheisel
  • Patent number: 10365209
    Abstract: An apparatus is described for performing dissolved gas analysis on electrical equipment having components immersed in electrical insulating liquid. The apparatus comprises an analyzer including a photo-acoustic spectroscopy (PAS) measurement system for performing gas analysis on a gas sample wherein the PAS measurement system has an elongated channel including a resonant cavity and an electromagnetic energy source. The resonant cavity includes a first portion and a second portion configured for containing at least part of the gas sample, wherein the first portion defines an optical pathway configured for propagation of electromagnetic energy from the electromagnetic energy source. The resonant cavity includes an element configured for obstructing the propagation of the electromagnetic energy through to the second portion of the resonant cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Morgan Schaffer Ltd.
    Inventors: Alexandre Beaudoin, Stephan Brauer, Nicholas Lebel-Buchanan, Andrew MacGillivray, Niculae Mincu, Samuel René de Cotret, Stefan Voinea
  • Patent number: 10365133
    Abstract: A sensor system has a plurality of sensors and is capable of measuring a plurality of physical quantities. The sensor system includes an operation setting section configured to set operations of the plurality of sensors and an event determining section configured to determine that a prescribed event has occurred when output values of at least a part of the sensors among the plurality of sensors satisfy event conditions corresponding to an occurrence of the prescribed event. When the event determining section determines that the prescribed event has occurred, the operation setting section is configured to change an operational state of a sensor which, among the plurality of sensors, is required to determine an occurrence of an associated event, which is an event that may occur in association with the occurrence of the prescribed event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Omron Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Mino, Naotsugu Ueda, Yoshitaka Tsurukame
  • Patent number: 10357750
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and system providing for calibration and/or control of a liquid dispensing system is disclosed. The hand-held calibration auditing tool includes a flow meter (36-37) with inlets adapted for quick connection to one or more liquid inputs to a liquid dispensing system (10). A sensor (94-95) having a data output of liquid flow information for a liquid input to the dispensing system (10) is operably connected to a controller (12) to receive the liquid flow information for the liquid input. The controller (12) provides a dilution rate and other liquid flow information for a liquid product input to a dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Henry L. Carbone, II, Richard J. Mehus, Kevin C. Tauer, Anatoly Skirda, Eugene Tokhtuev, William M. Christensen
  • Patent number: 10350069
    Abstract: A chamber assembly for testing a valve includes a proximal chamber portion that defines a proximal interior space, and a distal chamber portion that defines a distal interior space. The distal interior space includes a gas space. When a liquid is inserted into the proximal and distal chambers there is an interface between the liquid and a gas in the gas space. A valve holder is disposed adjacent to the proximal interior space and the distal interior space. The valve holder is configured to receive the valve in a bore of the valve holder. A shortest distance between a center of the valve when in the bore and the interface is at least about 45 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: TA INSTRUMENTS—WATERS L.L.C.
    Inventors: David Louis Dingmann, Kyle P. Duffin