Patents Examined by Rodney E Fuller
  • Patent number: 10437085
    Abstract: A rolling apparatus, comprising a mounting bracket, a supporting platform and a rolling device; the mounting bracket is disposed above the supporting platform, and the rolling device is disposed on the mounting bracket so as to be located above the supporting platform; wherein the supporting platform is configured to support a display panel thereon; and the rolling device is configured to perform a rolling process on the display panel at a predetermined pressure. A rolling method, comprising supporting a display panel; and rolling the display panel at a predetermined pressure to cause an observable defection resulted from a foreign substance within the display panel. With the rolling apparatus and the rolling method, the display panel containing foreign substance will be detected as a defective product during the Cell Test so as not to enter the modular process, thereby avoiding any waste of module materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yu Al
  • Patent number: 10437134
    Abstract: A camera housing/lens system comprises a camera housing for a camera and a lens. The camera housing/lens system further comprises a lock for locking the lens in position. The lock includes a stop member joined to the lens or the lens mount, and an elastic element arranged between the stop member and the lens mount or between the stop member and the lens, wherein the elastic element is compressed between the stop member and the lens mount or between the stop member and the lens to lock the lens in position. A gap remains between the stop member and the lens mount or between the stop member and the lens. This “elastic compression” allows the position of the lens to be finely adjusted in relation to the lens mount, without having to release the compression in order to do so.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: BASLER AG
    Inventors: Andrej Kholopov, Stefan Petersen, Benjamin Hagemann
  • Patent number: 10433708
    Abstract: An industrial operation having a system for remotely investigating and monitoring chemical reactions and structural and environmental conditions within the components of the industrial operation. The system includes a capsule having cameras within the capsule that operates to acquire data which is communicated to a monitor and relates to structural, environmental, chemical and/or fluid conditions within the components of the industrial operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventors: Bruce Yacyshyn, Mary E. Yacyshyn
  • Patent number: 10436872
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance signal correction method, apparatus and system are provided. The method includes receiving a magnetic resonance signal through a radio frequency receiving channel, and correcting the magnetic resonance signal with a signal mapping relationship of the radio frequency receiving channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Jin Qiang He
  • Patent number: 10429468
    Abstract: Quantitative perfusion parameter maps can be generated based on multiple different relaxation parameter maps that are simultaneously produced from images acquired using contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (“MRI”) techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventor: Ouri Cohen
  • Patent number: 10422844
    Abstract: A method for setting a MRI sequence, a magnetic resonance device, and a computer program product are provided. The method includes providing, by a limitation unit, at least one limitation; providing, by a parameter provision unit, a plurality of parameters of the sequence, wherein at least one parameter of the plurality of parameters is assigned to a default parameter value; selecting, by a selection unit, a parameter of the plurality of parameters; determining, by a simulation unit, at least one sequential pattern based on at least one default parameter value of the default parameter values; determining, by an analysis unit, a permissible range of parameter values of the selected parameter based on at least one sequential pattern and the at least one limitation; and establishing, by an establishment unit, a new parameter value of the selected parameter within the permissible range of the parameter values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Thorsten Feiweier, Andreas Greiser, Uvo Hölscher, Thorsten Speckner, David Grodzki, Mathias Nittka, Daniel Nico Splitthoff
  • Patent number: 10422843
    Abstract: In a method and magnetic resonance apparatus for modification of a magnetic resonance actuation sequence, a parameter of the magnetic resonance actuation sequence is specified that, is categorized in one of a number of predefined categories for this parameter to which a boundary condition is linked. The boundary condition is taken into account and observed during the determination of a property of the pulses to be activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: David Grodzki, Dominik Paul
  • Patent number: 10414324
    Abstract: A camera light assembly (100) includes a camera assembly (102) and a marker light assembly (111). The camera assembly (102) includes a body (104) and a lens (108) positioned at a forward portion of the body (104). The marker light assembly (111) includes a light housing (112) having an aperture (118) extending therethrough. The body (104) of the camera assembly (102) is elongated and is received within the aperture (118) of the light housing (112) of the marker light assembly (111). Camera lock rings (126, 128) are utilized to releasably secure the camera assembly (102) to the marker light assembly (111).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Pro-Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Thomas Peacock, Elizabeth Jane Peacock
  • Patent number: 10416730
    Abstract: A system for testing load-bearing and durability of a sliding rail includes a chassis, a sliding rail mounted on the chassis, a sliding member installed on the sliding rail, and a reciprocating driving device. The reciprocating driving device includes a control unit, a reversing unit, and a driving unit connected to the reversing unit. The driving unit drives the sliding member and the control unit outputs control signals to the reversing unit to periodically reverse driving direction of the driving unit, according to the control signals. The reciprocating driving device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECTRONICS(TIANJIN)CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Feng-Kui Liu, Fang-Xing Yang
  • Patent number: 10416439
    Abstract: A boroscope sheath is disclosed for providing a boroscope with temperature protection during a boroscope inspection of a machine such as a gas turbine or a steam turbine. The boroscope sheath includes an elongate tube having a wall extending from a front end to a back end and around a central bore configured and arranged to allow removable insertion of a boroscope cooling channels extend in the wall. The boroscope sheath can be held in a first position relative to the machine when the machine is in use and moved to a second position relative to machine for inspection. Part of the boroscope sheath remain in the machine during use of the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ANSALDO ENERGIA SWITZERLAND AG
    Inventors: Ken Yves Haffner, Sanjiv Kumar Mishra, Etienne Louis Laprais
  • Patent number: 10416265
    Abstract: MR images (10, 20) of an object in its environment within a region of interest are generated. The object executes motion including a plurality of moving phases within a period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V., CENTRO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES CARDIOVASCULARES CARLOS III (CNIC)
    Inventors: Javier Sanchez Gonzalez, Nils Dennis Nothnagel, Borja Ibanez Cabeza, Rodrigo Fernandez Jimenez, Valentin Fuster Carulla
  • Patent number: 10416267
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for determining a time origin of an input RF pulse of a plurality of input RF pulses. The method includes generating an RF echo based on the plurality of input RF pulses, a time-duration between the input RF pulses being controllable in order to determine a time instance corresponding to an ideal position of the RF echo. The method further includes acquiring a data signal corresponding to a scan of a subject, and computing a time-difference between a measured peak of the acquired data signal and the time instance corresponding to the ideal position of the RF echo, the computed time difference corresponding to a measure of a time-shift of an effective magnetic center of the input RF pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew James Wheaton, Michael R. Thompson
  • Patent number: 10416261
    Abstract: In a method and apparatus for recording magnetic resonance (MR) data of a target region of a subject, the recording process is divided into subsections each follow the other after a repetition time. Before each recording of MR data of a subsection with a measurement sequence, an adiabatic preparatory pulse is activated that inverts the longitudinal magnetization of a saturation molecule type, from which no MR data are to be recorded. An excitation pulse is emitted spaced by an inversion time from the preparatory pulse. Before the first preparatory pulse, at least one adiabatic preparation pulse is emitted that inverts the longitudinal magnetization with a timing such that the longitudinal magnetization of the saturation molecule type at the time of the first preparatory pulse at a steady state value, which occurs again before the repetition time after each preparatory pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Flavio Carinci, Dominik Paul
  • Patent number: 10408773
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software for predicting total organic carbon (TOC) values are described. A representative method includes obtaining nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) data and training a radial basis function (RBF) model based on the NMR data and measured total organic carbon (TOC) values. The method also includes obtaining subsequent NMR data and employing the trained RBF model to predict TOC values based at least in part on the subsequent NMR data. The method also includes storing or displaying the predicted TOC values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Songhua Chen, Wei Shao
  • Patent number: 10408964
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for investigating a downhole formation using a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) tool. The tool includes multiple detectors spaced along an axis parallel to a length of the wellbore. While the tool is moving through the wellbore, NMR pulse sequences are applied to the formation and resulting NMR signals are detected by the detectors. The data obtained over a period of time by the multiple detectors are inverted together to obtain an indication of a parameter of the formation at multiple locations along the length of the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Paulsen, Gal Shulkind, Yi-Qiao Song, Lalitha Venkataramanan
  • Patent number: 10401459
    Abstract: Systems and methods for acquiring magnetic resonance images that accurately depict vascular calcifications, or other objects composed of magnetic susceptibility-shifted substances, in a subject are provided. The images are generally acquired using a pulse sequence that is designed to reduce physiological motion-induced artifacts and to mitigate chemical-shift artifacts from water-fat boundaries. Advantageously, the MRI technique described here suppresses chemical-shift artifacts without significantly reducing the signal intensity from fatty tissues, and thereby allows for more reliable visualization of vascular calcifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: NORTHSHORE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SYSTEM
    Inventors: Ioannis Koktzoglou, Robert R Edelman
  • Patent number: 10401705
    Abstract: A camera is configured for use with a removable camera lens cover, which can be secured to or removed from the camera by a user without the use of a tool set. The mechanism which allows the lens cover to be secured to and removed from the camera includes a set of wires embedded into the lens cover and a set of wedges protruding from the lens wall of the camera. To secure the lens cover to the camera, the lens cover is placed onto the front of the camera and rotated until the wires align with corresponding wedges, securing the wires underneath the tapered surface of the wedges. To remove the lens cover from the camera, a force is applied outward and normal to the lens cover, causing the wires to flex outward and enabling the rotation and removal of the lens cover from the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Way Chet Lim, Andrew Liu, Margaret Birmingham Mittan, Daniel Lee Sobel
  • Patent number: 10401452
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system is provided. The MRI system can include a magnetic field device to generate a magnetic field within a measurement volume and to generate a magnetic fringe field external to the measurement volume. The MRI system can include a ferromagnetic housing to envelop the magnetic field device. The housing can have a first portion and a second portion, where thickness of the first portion is different from thickness of the second portion. The MRI system can include a plate having a plate opening and positioned external to the housing at a predetermined distance from the housing. In some embodiments, the magnetic fringe field generated by the MRI system can be asymmetric with respect to a center of the measurement volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: ASPECT IMAGING LTD.
    Inventors: Uri Rapoport, Yoram Cohen, Yair Goldfarb
  • Patent number: 10393559
    Abstract: A method for measuring the flow rate of a multi-phase medium flowing through a measuring tube using a nuclear magnetic resonance flow meter can be used to measure the flow rate of a multi-phase medium in a simplified manner. For this purpose, a measuring device is used which implements, at the end of each pre-magnetization path, 2D tomography in the measurement tube cross-sectional plane with stratification in the z direction; the measurement tube cross-sectional plane is subdivided into layers that are thin compared to the measurement tube diameter; nuclear magnetic resonance measurements are carried out in every layer to determine measurement signals, using pre-magnetization paths of different lengths; the flow rates are measured in every layer based on the measurement signals; and the time is determined from the signal ratios of the amplitudes of the measurement signals in every layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: KROHNE AG
    Inventors: Cornelis Johannes Hogendoorn, Lucas Matias Ceferino Cerioni, Rutger Reinout Tromp, Marco Leendert Zoeteweij, Olaf Jean Paul Bousché
  • Patent number: 10391335
    Abstract: A method of monitoring a state of a Linac beam in an MRI-Linac system for real-time in vivo patient dosimetry is provided that includes disposing a Linac beam proximal to a PIN diode of an imaging RF coil to induce RF noise in an MRI image from an MRI imager, and using the MRI imager to monitor the induced RF noise in the MRI image, where a change in a percentage of RF noise in the MRI image is used to determine a state of the Linac beam in the presence of a magnetic field of the MRI imager, where the state of the Linac beam includes an ON state, an Off state, or a relative intensity of the Linac beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research
    Inventors: Gary Liney, Bin Dong