Patents Examined by Robert R. Raevis
  • Patent number: 10328430
    Abstract: Disclosed is a disposable sealed body fluid retention device, comprising a fluid storage pipe (1), a fluid-taking piece (2) and a shielding body (4), wherein the fluid storage pipe (1) comprises an opening part (11) and a fluid storage cavity (12); the fluid-taking piece (2) is provided with a fluid guide channel (21), an exhaust channel (22), an annular side wall (23) and a partition (28); the partition (28) is located in the annular side wall (23) and separates the fluid guide channel (21) from the exhaust channel (22); one end of the fluid guide channel (21) is provided with a fluid inlet (24) and the other end is provided with a fluid outlet (25); the fluid outlet (25) is located at the lower part of the fluid-taking piece (2); one end of the exhaust channel (22) is provided with an exhaust port (26) and the other end is provided with an air outlet (27); the exhaust port (26) is located at the lower part of the fluid-taking piece (2); and the shielding body (4) is located outside the fluid storage pipe (1
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: WUXI KAISHUN MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xijie Shan
  • Patent number: 10324067
    Abstract: A method detects the presence of a vehicle on a railway track using a sensing processor monitoring a sensing system for detecting vibration into ground installed along the railway track. The sensing system includes a detection module for detecting a vehicle on the railway track. The method includes an initialization step which includes the sub-steps of emitting a first signal to be received by the sensing processor through the sensing system, sending a first message to the sensing processor, monitoring the sensing system, and configuring the detection module in function of the received first signal and configuration data received in the first message. The configuration data can include location of the initialization device, intensity/magnitude of the first signal, emission time of the first signal, and/or type of object corresponding to the first signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Alstom Transport Technologies
    Inventors: Nicholas David Nagrodsky, James Michael Kiss, Jr., Jeffrey Fries, Derick Diaz, David Farmer
  • Patent number: 10323936
    Abstract: A sensor calibration tool, in particular for calibrating sensors on a vehicle, includes a vertical rail that defines a first rail axis, a vertically movable carriage assembly, and a horizontally movable carriage assembly. The vertically movable carriage assembly is supported by the vertical rail and movable along the first rail axis, and has a horizontal rail that defines a second rail axis transverse to the first rail axis. The horizontally movable carriage assembly is supported by the horizontal rail and is movable along the second rail axis. The horizontally movable carriage assembly has a transverse mounting bar with a plurality of target mounts. Each target mount is configured to releasably support a respective calibration target. Different combinations and positions of calibration targets enables calibration of sensors on different vehicles based on predetermined specifications corresponding to the different vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignees: Bosch Automotive Service Solutions Inc., Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Reiner Leikert
  • Patent number: 10314520
    Abstract: A system and method for collecting a set of kinematic data streams from an activity tracking system with at least one activity monitoring system that is attached to a user; segmenting at least a subset of the kinematic data streams into a set of segments according to actions of the user; generating a set of biomechanical signals from the kinematic data streams wherein a biomechanical signal characterize a biomechanical property during a segment and includes generating a first integration data set through data integration and baseline error correction across the set of segments of the normalized kinematic data stream and determining at least a first biomechanical signal that is at least partially based on the first integration data set; and applying the set of biomechanical signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SEISMIC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Andreas Martin Hauenstein, Ray Franklin Cowan, Andrew Robert Chang
  • Patent number: 10317315
    Abstract: A probe assembly for a gas turbine engine is disclosed. The probe assembly may include a probe, and a fastener to retain the probe within a case of the gas turbine engine, the fastener including a sealing arrangement with a heat shield of the gas turbine engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eli Cole Warren, Nicholas R. Leslie
  • Patent number: 10314522
    Abstract: Disclosed are a system, a method, and a program for initializing an attachment location of a measurement sensor. The method of initializing an attachment location of at least one measurement sensor includes requesting selection of the measurement sensor that is attached to a specific body unit (S100); recognizing identification information of the measurement sensor, which agrees with a selection manipulation of the measurement sensor (S200); matching the identification information with the body unit (S300); and determining sensing data received from the measurement sensor, which corresponds to the identification information, as motion data of the body unit. According to the inventive concept, because attachment locations of a plurality of measurement sensors are initialized, a terminal may accurately calculate a posture or motion of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NEOFECT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hoyoung Ban, Younggeun Choi, Soobin Lee
  • Patent number: 10317305
    Abstract: There are provided weight shaft 10 to be connected with arm 1a of dynamometer 1, weight placement section 11 supported by weight shaft 10 and weights 21 to be stacked on weight placement section 11. Weight shaft 10 includes constricted segment K at a predetermined position in the axial direction. Each weight 21 includes a cutout portion 24 cut out from a middle of a side end portion 22a and arranged to receive the constricted segment K. The cutout width of this cutout portion 24 is greater at a round hole 25 than at an open end 26b. Weights 21 are stacked on weight placement section 11 by lowering each weight in the state in which the constricted segment is inserted from the open end 26b into the round hole 25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: MEIDENSHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naoto Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10317426
    Abstract: An accelerometer has a plurality of proof masses and a plurality of sense electrodes, which collectively form at least two capacitors. A first sense drive signal is applied to a first capacitor and a second sense drive signal is applied to a second capacitor. Both of the sense drive signals have the same sense drive frequency. Capacitance signals are sensed from each of the first capacitor and second capacitor, and a common mode component of the capacitance signals is determined. A capacitor error is identified based on the common mode component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Luca Coronato, Giacomo Gafforelli, Adolfo Giambastiani, Federico Mazzarella, Massimiliano Musazzi, Michele Folz
  • Patent number: 10314182
    Abstract: A magnetically held diaper monitor comprises a power supply part and a control part. The power supply part comprises a lower shell, and a battery and a power circuit board embedded in the lower shell. The power circuit board is provided with a plurality of lower magnetic electrodes and two lower magnetic terminals. The control part comprises an upper shell and a control circuit board embedded in the upper shell. The control circuit board is provided with upper magnetic electrodes which are in one-to-one correspondence to the lower magnetic electrodes, and upper magnetic terminals which correspond to the lower magnetic terminals. A diaper sensor is clamped between the power supply part and the control part which are combined into a whole by attraction by means of a magnetic force and is connected to the control part via the magnetic electrodes. The control part obtains a power supply via the magnetic terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZNEHN HYAN MICROELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yujie Teng, Yudong Teng, Da Teng
  • Patent number: 10309942
    Abstract: A portable device for measuring gas in a closed space includes an air intake and exhaust unit configured to suction external air and discharge the suctioned air, a sensor unit configured to measure characteristics of the air suctioned by the air intake and exhaust unit, a communication unit configured to communicate with a host system, a power supply unit configured to supply power to the air intake and exhaust unit, the sensor unit, and the communication unit, and a control unit configured to control the air intake and exhaust unit, the sensor unit, the communication unit, and the power supply unit so that the sensor unit measures the characteristics of the air suctioned by the air intake and exhaust unit and configured to transmit measurement information to the host system through the communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventor: Dae Seung Yoo
  • Patent number: 10302667
    Abstract: A sample container carrier handling apparatus is presented. A first revolving device located at a first level moves sample container carriers along a first path. A second revolving device located at a second level different from the first level moves sample container carriers along a second path. A first transport device transports sample container carriers to or away from a first handover position associated with the first revolving device. A second transport device transports sample container carriers to or away from a second handover position associated with the second revolving device. A lifting device lifts a sample container carrier from a first lifting position associated with the first revolving device to a second lifting position associated with the second revolving device. An operating position is associated with the first or second revolving device. A sample container is loaded or unloaded into a sample container carrier placed at the operating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Harald Ferihumer, Christoph Ludwig, Beat Jaeggi, Patrik Imfeld
  • Patent number: 10302668
    Abstract: In a case where a sample container 15 has a rubber-made lid 35, if a sample nozzle descends and comes into contact with the lid, the sample nozzle is relatively moved inside an arm as far as a lid detection distance, and a detector detects a detection plate. A fact that the sample nozzle comes into contact with the lid is stored together with position information of the sample nozzle, into an operation commanding unit. The sample nozzle further continues to descend, and a suction operation of a sample is performed at a predetermined position. In a case where the sample nozzle collides with a frame portion of the lid and external force is applied thereto, the detector detects that the detection plate is relatively moved as far as the detection distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Yasui, Yoshihiro Suzuki, Kazuhiro Nakamura, Hitoshi Tokieda
  • Patent number: 10302480
    Abstract: A system and method for configuring a modular floatation device to adapt with various buoyancies is herein disclosed. In this embodiment, the system can comprise a one or more modules and a removable and reattachable buoyancy device. Each of the one or more modules can comprise a vertical shaft. Furthermore, one or more of the modules can comprise a magnetic circuit. Further, the removable and reattachable buoyancy device is attachable to the one or more modules. In another embodiment, a method for configuring a modular floatation device to adapt with various buoyancies is herein disclosed. The method can comprise connecting one or more modules together and attaching a buoyancy device to the modules. Each of the modules can comprise a vertical shaft. Furthermore, one or more of the modules can comprise a magnetic circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: David Rocky Myers
  • Patent number: 10302622
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wood test tool (1) for punching out and visually checking the core of a wood sample. The wood test tool (1) has a hollow cylindrical pin (11), comprising at one end an input opening (12) which corresponds to the inner diameter of the hollow cylinder, and at the other end a flattened head (13) as well as a viewing window (14), said viewing window extending over at least two thirds along the length of the hollow cylinder starting from the end of the hollow cylindrical pin (11) on the side of the input opening. Further disclosed is a method for checking the impregnation depth of an impregnated wood object (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: IML Instrumenta Mechanik Labor GmbH
    Inventors: Erich Hunger, Sebastian Hunger, Fabian Hunger
  • Patent number: 10295514
    Abstract: An assembly and method of using the assembly. The assembly is operable when assembled as a benchtop instrument for sealed penetration of an oxygen sensitive luminescent sensor into sensible communication with an enclosed space of a sealed rigid package to measure oxygen concentration therein, and operable when disassembled as a handheld instrument for sealed penetration of the oxygen sensitive luminescent sensor into sensible communication with an enclosed space of a flexible package to measure oxygen concentration therein. The assembly includes a mechanical punch press equipped with a longitudinally reciprocable fixture equipped with a hollow piercing member, and an oxygen analyzer releasably attachable to the fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Mocon, Inc.
    Inventor: John Eastman
  • Patent number: 10295516
    Abstract: To provide a calibration device for an apparatus filling a gas such as hydrogen gas and capable of precisely measuring quantity of the gas such as hydrogen gas that are filled at high pressure. A calibration device of the present invention is characterized by including a filling vessel, accommodated in a measurement housing, to the filling vessel a high pressure fuel gas such as hydrogen gas being fed from outside of the measurement housing, and a scale for measuring a weight of a fuel gas fed to the filling vessel, wherein a dry gas pipe for feeding a dry gas is detachably mounted in the measurement housing. Here, the scale preferably measures the weight of the fuel gas fed to the filling vessel together with a weight of the measurement housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Tatsuno Corporation
    Inventors: Tsutomu Otaki, Norikazu Osawa
  • Patent number: 10295506
    Abstract: A delay line for an ultrasound transducer including: upper and lower surfaces, wherein the upper surface is configured to engage with an ultrasonic transducer and the lower surface is configured to engage with an object to be tested and the upper and lower surfaces have an area that is smaller than an area of the ultrasonic transducer; and at least one attachment face configured to attach to the ultrasound transducer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: UTComp Inc.
    Inventor: Geoff Clarkson
  • Patent number: 10295440
    Abstract: A mechanical part-stream sampler includes a housing positionable over a conveyor belt from which material is to be sampled. The housing encases one or more cutter arms and adjustable cutters. The cutter arms rotate 360 degrees such that the cutters extract a sample of material from the conveyor belt and deposit the sample in a discharge chute in the housing for later analysis. A programmable logic controller and human machine interface screen can be used to operate the sampler and to control the timing and speed of the cutter arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: PRECISION SAMPLERS, INC.
    Inventor: Gregory T. Pendergrass
  • Patent number: 10288638
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for a non-contact method for positioning a tip of an object. A light beam of known dimensions is projected and a position of the tip of the object relative to the light beam is adjusted. Light scatter indicative of the tip of the object being positioned within the dimensions of the light beam is detected and a position of the tip of the object is determined based at least in part on the known dimensions of the light beam and the detected light scatter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Owen Hildreth, Aric Sanders, Galen Arnold
  • Patent number: 10288545
    Abstract: A fluidics system for a flow cytometer is disclosed. In some examples, the system includes a junction disposed between a pump and a sample probe. In some examples, the pump is a peristaltic pump. A pulse-attenuation system is also disclosed. A method for removing gaps caused by pulsations in output data is also disclosed. A fluidics system and method for processing samples in parallel is also disclosed. A fluidic system for a flow cytometer that includes an agitator for agitating a sample is also disclosed. A sheath fluid transfer system of a fluidic system for a flow cytometer is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Beckman Coulter, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard R. Martin, Todd Halvorson, Jeffrey J. Corpstein