Patents Examined by Roy Y Yi
  • Patent number: 10381494
    Abstract: An electrical unit with modular hardware structure in which more complex and unsafe portions of the device are restricted for access by a qualified electrician only, whereas safe areas are made accessible to a non-electrician user, such as a homeowner or a low expertise technician, to help diagnose issues and/or upgrade the functionality of the device without requiring the presence of a high expertise technician/electrician. The unit may include the ability to add new communication interfaces in a modular manner, preferably by a non-electrician user. Protection domains are created by designing the electrical unit to include an easier level of physical access, open to the homeowner or a low expertise technician. This area would support the modular upgrade interfaces for communication and/or diagnostic interfaces for troubleshooting. A restricted area of access may be used to shield the high voltage wiring as well as wired industrial communication interfaces from the homeowner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: LOCUS ENERGY, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Herzig, Anil Ramachandran, Gabriel Abbott
  • Patent number: 10353334
    Abstract: A method for determining coat weight of a printed transparent electrophotographic composition is described, in which a calibration composition is added to a transparent liquid electrophotographic composition to produce a test composition, the calibration composition comprising a carrier liquid, a polymer resin, and at least 5 wt. % of an optical brightening agent based on the total solids content of the calibration composition. The test composition is electrophotographically printed onto a test substrate to produce the printed transparent electrophotographic ink composition; the fluorescence of the printed transparent electrophotographic composition is measured; and the coat weight of the printed transparent electrophotographic composition is determine based on the fluorescence of the printed transparent electrophotographic composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: HP Indigo B.V.
    Inventors: Inna Tzomik, Hannoch Ron, Shai Lior, Gleb Romantcov
  • Patent number: 10352795
    Abstract: A measurement processing system suitable for supporting condition monitoring of a wind turbine based upon measurements performed on electrical and mechanical parts of the wind turbine, and, while determining whether the wind turbine is connected to the electrical grid or not, determining information representative for shaft torque of the wind turbine and suited for condition monitoring of the wind turbine, based on said measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: LABORELEC CVBA
    Inventors: Koenraad De Bauw, Yann Pankow
  • Patent number: 10338261
    Abstract: Technology for performing magnetic field gradient measurements is described. The magnetic field gradient measurements for specific positions on the Earth can be performed from a moving platform. The magnetic field gradient measurements can be identified as being affected by a level of error that exceeds a defined threshold. A correction value can be generated to compensate for the error in the magnetic field gradient measurements. The correction value can be applied to the magnetic field gradient measurements in order to obtain magnetic field gradient measurements with a reduced level of error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Matthew E. Gann, Benjamin Dolgin, James C. Zellner, Ender E. Barillas
  • Patent number: 10330827
    Abstract: Provided are methods, devices, and non-transitory computer readable storage mediums to generate a weather timeline such as a succession of weather information on a continuous time scale. For example, a timeline may include first weather information associated with a first time in a first territorial location, second weather information associated with a second time, and third weather information associated with a third time. At least one of the first, second and third weather information may comprise a forecasted weather value indicative of a probability of having a specific type of precipitation at a specific intensity. A weather timeline may follow a specific location (e.g. city, town, any region with a definite boundary), a specific weather event (e.g. a specific precipitation type, a specific temperature level, a specific wind intensity), and/or a specific user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: André LeBlanc
  • Patent number: 10331057
    Abstract: A light emitting element device includes: a light emitting thyristor having a layered structure including a first semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type, a second semiconductor layer of a second conductivity type different from the first conductivity type, a third semiconductor layer of the first conductivity type, and a fourth semiconductor layer of the second conductivity type that are layered in this order; and a gate electrode for supplying gate current to the light emitting thyristor. The light emitting thyristor includes an etching stop layer disposed on a surface of the third semiconductor layer or included in the third semiconductor layer, the etching stop layer being a semiconductor layer having an etching rate lower than an etching rate of a semiconductor layer adjacent to the etching stop layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventors: Hironori Furuta, Genichiro Matsuo, Shinya Jumonji
  • Patent number: 10324231
    Abstract: Provided are methods, devices, and non-transitory computer-readable storage mediums to generate an itinerary with a weather forecast. The itinerary may comprise a departure location, a destination location and a first time. Based on the itinerary, an intermediary location and an intermediary time associated with the intermediary location may be identified. A weather forecast associated with the identified intermediary location and the intermediary time may be predicted. A weather risk associated with the identified route may be assessed and. based on the assessed risk, an alternative route may be additionally identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: André LeBlanc
  • Patent number: 10315906
    Abstract: The disclosed beverage dispensing monitors, systems, and methods help to track, monitor, and analyze data about beverage pours dispensed from one or more beverage dispensing taps. A beverage dispensing system can have monitors attached to one or more of its beverage dispensing taps so that when a beverage is dispensed at one of the monitored taps, the beverage poured is tracked and analyzed for many reasons like tracking inventory levels for supply and loss purposes and user training and accountability. Various data integrity analyzes can be performed and reports can be generated based on the analyzed data included data integrity reports and variance reports. The disclosed systems and methods can interface with a point-of-sale system to reconcile data of inventory and sales transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Gorham Nicol, James Nicol
  • Patent number: 10307107
    Abstract: A cooperative sensing method of a terminal, the method including transmitting a request to a cooperative terminal connected with the terminal, to verify a sensing performance capability of the cooperative terminal, receiving, from the cooperative terminal, first capability information generated in response to the request, and selecting, by the terminal, a sensing terminal based on the first capability information and second capability information generated by verifying a sensing performance capability of the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Wook Lee, Ui Kun Kwon, Seung Keun Yoon
  • Patent number: 10303089
    Abstract: A toner case includes a case main body, a second rotator and a case side joint. The case main body contains a toner supplied to a development device which includes a first rotator. The second rotator is disposed inside the case main body. The case side joint couples the second rotator to the first rotator. The case main body includes a case having a case side bonded area and a lid having a lid side bonded area. The lid has a lid main body, a rotator storage and a joint storage. The lid main body includes a circumferential edge around which the lid side bonded area is formed. The rotator storage extends inside the circumferential edge and stores the second rotator. The joint storage is connected to the rotator storage and formed so as to avoid the lid side bonded area. The joint storage stores the case side joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Masanobu Maeshima
  • Patent number: 10295935
    Abstract: Electrostatic printing apparatus and intermediate transfer members Herein is disclosed an intermediate transfer member for use in an electrostatic printing process, the intermediate transfer member having an outer release layer comprising a polysiloxane that has been cross-linked using an addition cure process such that it contains Si—R—Si bonds, wherein R is an alkylene moiety, and a monoalkenylsiloxane has been reacted with and incorporated into the polysiloxane. An electrostatic printing apparatus comprising the intermediate transfer member is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventors: Regina Guslitzer, Dina Voloshin Firouz, Sergey Inotaev
  • Patent number: 10296676
    Abstract: Systems and methods for tuning an impedance matching network in a step-wise fashion are described. By tuning the impedance matching network in a step-wise fashion instead of directly to achieve optimum values of a radio frequency (RF) and a combined variable capacitance, processing of a wafer using the tuned optimal values becomes feasible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Arthur M. Howald, John C. Valcore, Jr., Andrew Fong, David Hopkins
  • Patent number: 10281845
    Abstract: A development device includes a developer bearing, a regulation portion, and a magnetic field generation member that is provided inside of the developer bearing member. The magnetic field generation member includes a development pole a first magnetic pole, and a second magnetic pole. The magnetic field generation member has a region satisfying |(Br(?a)?Br(?c))/10|<0.3, wherein Br(?a) is a magnetic flux density in a normal direction relative to the surface of the developer bearing member on a position shifted by ?5° from a point nearest to the regulation portion on the developer bearing member around a center of the developer bearing member, and Br(?c) is the magnetic flux density around the developer bearing member on a position shifted by +5° from the point nearest to the regulation portion on the developer bearing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Shunsuke Tsuda
  • Patent number: 10281841
    Abstract: A toner cartridge includes a cylinder having an opening and accommodating carbon powder, a transmission member having a pipe portion sleeved onto the cylinder, an end portion and at least one outlet communicating with the opening, a powder guiding member having a main body disposed at the end portion and blades extended from the main body radially, a powder storing cover having a cover body sleeved onto the pipe portion, a powder exiting passage located under the powder guiding member and a powder exit provided on the bottom side of the cover body and communicating with the powder exiting passage, and a spring. As a result, when the blades stir the spring, the carbon powder accumulating in the powder exiting passage can be vibrated, so the carbon powder remaining near the powder exit can be effectively reduced and the powder exit can be prevented from being blocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventors: Chin-His Chuang, Zheng-Yi Xiao
  • Patent number: 10267776
    Abstract: The invention is a method for estimating a retention time of a particle in a chromatography column, and more particularly in a chromatography column one parameter of which, such as temperature, is modulated. The retention time is estimated on a probabilistic basis by sequentially modelling the transit of the particle in the column. When this stochastic approach is adopted for a set of particles of a given type, it allows a statistical distribution of the retention time in the column to be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Commissariat A L'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Olivier Harant, Francois Bertholon, Pierre Grangeat
  • Patent number: 10260877
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a printed circuit board (PCB) having at least one conductive trace thereon. A system on chip (SoC) is mounted on the PCB and electrically coupled to the conductive trace. A sensor chip is mounted on the PCB in a spaced apart relation with the SoC and electrically coupled to the conductive trace such that the sensor chip and SoC are electrically coupled. The sensor chip includes an accelerometer and/or a gyroscope, and a control circuit. The control circuit is configured to receive configuration data as input, acquire data from the accelerometer and/or the gyroscope. The control circuit is also configured to process the data so as to generate a context of the electronic device relative to its surroundings, the processing being performed in using a processing technique operating in accordance with the configuration data, and output the context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mahesh Chowdhary, Sankalp Dayal
  • Patent number: 10254442
    Abstract: One example of a computer-implemented method for adaptively placing weather sensors in response to dynamic local conditions includes obtaining a set of data indicating a dynamic local condition in a geographic location of interest and adaptively modifying a placement of a plurality of weather sensors in the geographic location of interest in response to the dynamic local condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Renato Fontoura de Gusmao Cerqueira, Kiran Mantripragada, Igor Cerqueira Oliveira, Marcelo Nery dos Santos, Vinicius Costa Villas Boas Segura
  • Patent number: 10238120
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a dough pressing system includes means for coupling a cover to a pressing platen, wherein the cover can reduce the wear caused to the pressing platen by the heat and pressure used to process one or more products. The cover optionally can be configured to be removably attached to the pressing platen with vacuum pressure. In some implementations, one or more spacers are placed between the cover and the pressing platen. The thickness of the spacers can adjust the thickness and diameter of products processed by the pressing platen. For example, to increase uniformity among products pressed together in a press cycle, the spacers can have different thicknesses that correspond with the location of the spacer in the pattern of dough balls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Lawrence Equipment Inc.
    Inventor: Eric C. Lawrence
  • Patent number: 10222300
    Abstract: A uniformity waveform for a tire (T) and a rotational phase of a load drum (4) are measured with a load drum (4) pressed against the tire (T). In a waveform of the frequency domain acquired by frequency conversion of the uniformity waveform, the amplitude and phase for a component of an integer multiple of the rotational frequency of the load drum (4) are found and stored as a correction parameter. A corrected tire (T) uniformity waveform is calculated by subtracting from the uniformity waveform a correction waveform calculated on the basis of the correction parameter, the correction waveform being the one in the rotational phase range of the load drum (4) during tire measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Okada, Shogo Sarumaru
  • Patent number: 10222429
    Abstract: A diagnostic system for a DC-DC voltage converter is provided. The DC-DC voltage converter has a high voltage bi-directional MOSFET switch. The high voltage bi-directional MOSFET switch has a first node and a second node. The microcontroller samples a first voltage at the first node at a first sampling rate utilizing a first common channel in a first bank of channels to obtain a first predetermined number of voltage samples. The microcontroller determines a first number of voltage samples in the first predetermined number of voltage samples in which the first voltage is less than a first threshold voltage. The microcontroller sets a first voltage diagnostic flag equal to a first fault value if the first number of voltage samples is greater than a first threshold number of voltage samples indicating a voltage out of range low fault condition for the analog-to-digital converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kerfegar K. Katrak, Mehdi Rexha, Kunal Tipnis