Patents Examined by Shawn An
  • Patent number: 10301969
    Abstract: Oil tanks for gas turbine engines and associated assembly methods are disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, an oil tank is configured to be installed to occupy a radially-inner space defined by an annular radial air inlet duct of a reverse flow gas turbine engine. The oil tank may comprise a first tank portion and a second tank portion assembled together to cooperatively define an interior volume of the tank. An optional intermediate spacer may be disposed between the first tank portion and the second tank portion in order to form an oil tank of a larger size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP.
    Inventors: Michel Desjardins, Francis Bonacorsi
  • Patent number: 10303601
    Abstract: One embodiment facilitates a write operation in a shingled magnetic recording device. During operation, the system receives, by a controller module of the device, a request to write first data, wherein the device has a plurality of bands with overlapping tracks for storing data. In response to determining that the first data is updated data corresponding to original data stored in a first band, the system appends the updated data to a second band with available storage space. The system merges the updated data with the original data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Shu Li, Xiaowei Jiang
  • Patent number: 10302561
    Abstract: A center wavelength of first pulsed light (exciting pulsed light) is variable, and a pulse rate of the first pulsed light coincides with an integer multiple of a free spectral interval of an optical oscillator at a center wavelength of second pulsed light (signal pulsed light or idler pulsed light). A center wavelength of a nonlinear gain generated by a nonlinear optical medium is made approximately coincident with the center wavelength of the second pulsed light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yukihiro Inoue, Takefumi Ota
  • Patent number: 10301768
    Abstract: Silk performance apparel and methods of preparing the same are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, silk performance apparel includes textiles, fabrics, consumer products, and other materials that are coated with aqueous solutions of pure silk fibroin-based protein fragments. In some embodiments, coated apparel products exhibit surprisingly improved moisture management properties and increased resistance to microbial growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: EVOLVED BY NATURE, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory H. Altman, Enrico Mortarino
  • Patent number: 10302198
    Abstract: A sealing interface configured to prevent galvanic corrosion of a container having parts made of dissimilar materials includes a first part, a second part, and a sealant. The first part has a first sealing surface and a first exterior surface substantially perpendicular to the first sealing surface. The second part has a second sealing surface and a second exterior surface substantially perpendicular to the second sealing surface. One of the parts includes an external sealing chamfer on the respective sealing surface extending to the respective exterior surface. The sealant at least fills a space formed between the external sealing chamfer and the sealing surface of the other of the parts when the parts are connected, forming a barrier between the parts such that the exterior surfaces of the parts are not in contact and are separated by the sealant. The exterior surfaces may be flush when the parts are connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC.
    Inventors: Marie-Christine G. Jones, William R. Rodgers, David R. Staley
  • Patent number: 10302496
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for determining a color and brightness of an LED, when the LED is biased with a current pulse. The apparatus includes a sensor having a plurality of filters and an output probe connected to the sensor, the output probe providing a color output and a brightness output in a single signal. The sensor may further include an input probe connected to the sensor providing power and a ground probe connected to the sensor providing a grounded connection to the sensor. The plurality of filters in the sensor are preferably configured in a matrix array of color receptors having different colors. The method of this invention utilizes pulsing/dynamic sampling to determine a frequency and/or a brightness of the LED output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NASA SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Denis Corrochano
  • Patent number: 10302558
    Abstract: A gas analysis system includes: a laser light source for emitting a laser light to be transmitted through an analysis target gas; a photodetector configured to receive the laser light transmitted through the analysis target gas, for outputting a signal corresponding to an emission intensity of the received laser light; a gas analysis apparatus for analyzing the analysis target gas on the basis of the signal outputted from the photodetector; a variable light attenuator disposed between the analysis target gas and the laser light source; a transmitted-light amount detector configured to evaluate a transmitted light amount of the laser light transmitted through the analysis target gas on the basis of the signal outputted from the photodetector; and an attenuation amount controller configured to control an attenuation amount of the variable light attenuator on the basis of the transmitted light amount of the laser light evaluated by the transmitted-light amount detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hirotaka Oka, Kenji Muta, Tatsuyuki Nishimiya, Kohei Kawazoe
  • Patent number: 10293987
    Abstract: A closure for a pharmaceutical vial. The closure comprises an aluminum foil with an inductively meltable adhesive, an elastic seal, and a cap. The cap has an opening through which a perforating cannula can be inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: OSARTIS GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Sattig, Stefan Deusser, Rike Anders-Wessel
  • Patent number: 10296230
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for performing scheduling memory requests for issue to two different memory types are disclosed. A computing system includes one or more clients for processing applications. A heterogeneous memory channel within a memory controller transfers memory traffic between the memory controller and a memory bus connected to each of a first memory and a second memory different from the first memory. The memory controller determines a next given point in time that does not already have read response data scheduled to be driven on the memory bus. The memory controller determines whether there is time to schedule a first memory access command for accessing the first memory and a second memory access command for accessing the second memory. If there is sufficient time for each, then one of the access commands is selected based on weighted criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Kedarnath Balakrishnan, James Raymond Magro
  • Patent number: 10296779
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of measuring red blood cell membrane fluctuations based on dynamic cell parameters using a digital holographic microscope; the method including a step of modeling the three-dimensional images of red blood cells to be measured, and a step of measuring red blood cell membrane fluctuations based on the three-dimensional images. According to this method, since the three-dimensional images of red blood cells to be measured are modeled and red blood cell membrane fluctuations are measured based on the three-dimensional images, red blood cell membrane fluctuations can be measured more easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation, Chosun University
    Inventors: Inkyu Moon, Keyvan Jaferzadeh
  • Patent number: 10297974
    Abstract: A method of generating laser pulses (1) includes: creating a circulating light field in resonator device (11) having resonator length L and an intra-cavity dispersion and configured for supporting light field resonator modes, and generating a pulse train of laser pulses (1) by a mode-locking mechanism. Laser pulses (1) are generated with a repetition frequency and provide a frequency comb with carrier frequency ?o and comb modes in frequency space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaften e. V.
    Inventors: Thomas Udem, Akira Ozawa
  • Patent number: 10296581
    Abstract: Methods and systems of multi-word automatic correction (“autocorrect”) are provided. Autocorrect generally can select a corrected word based on a typed word and a dictionary of correctly-spelled words. Multi-word autocorrect can add to this functionality by revisiting the selection of an initial corrected word if a subsequently-typed word indicates that it would be more appropriate to instead select an additional corrected word. In some cases, an autocorrect system can make a multi-word correction based on a multi-word phrase in a dictionary, such as replacing “new york” with “New York” as described above. In other cases, an autocorrect system can make a multi-word correction to correct a mistakenly-typed delimiter character. In other cases, an autocorrect system can use grammar rules to obtain additional context information with each subsequently-typed word and make multi-word corrections on that basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher P. Willmore, Nicholas K. Jong, Stephen W. Swales
  • Patent number: 10294696
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for a tank body and a tank cover of a pressure tank. The locking mechanism includes: a tank body, a tank chamber, a tank cover, a hydraulic cylinder, a locking ring, a spring cylinder, a fixing supporting mechanism, a fixing plate, a barb, a notch, and a pulling cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Amsted Rail Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuepeng Zheng, Yue Zuo, Rizhuo Bai, Sijin Zhang, Chengqun Yan, Zhongxian Du, Jianfei Sun, Fuyang Cao, Dongye Yang
  • Patent number: 10295454
    Abstract: A microparticle detection system includes a stage unit including a mounting surface on which a fluid device having a flow path through which a sample containing microparticles is movable is capable of being mounted, an emission unit configured to emit illumination light to the flow path, an imaging unit configured to image scattered light generated from microparticles in the sample when illumination light is emitted, an identification unit configured to identify the microparticles included in the image for each of the microparticles on the basis of the image captured by the imaging unit, a particle size determination unit configured to determine a particle size of the microparticle for each of the microparticles identified by the identification unit, a zeta potential determination unit configured to determine a zeta potential of the microparticle for each of the microparticles identified by the identification unit, and a correlation unit configured to associate the particle size for each of the microparticles
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takanori Ichiki, Kuno Suzuki, Daishi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10296348
    Abstract: A queue management capability enables allocation and management of tracking queue entries, such as load and/or store queue entries, at execution time. By introducing execution-time allocation of load/store queue entries, the allocation point of those entries is delayed further into the execution stage of the instruction pipeline, reducing the overall time the entry remains allocated to a specific instruction. The queue management capability may also resolve deadlock conditions resulting from execution-time allocation of the queue entries and/or provide a mechanism to avoid such deadlock conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPROATION
    Inventors: Khary J. Alexander, Ilya Granovsky, Jonathan T. Hsieh, Christian Jacobi
  • Patent number: 10293979
    Abstract: An improved paint container is disclosed. A paint container which may be a tray or an edger tray, is shown having two halves each being configured to hold and contain a liquid. The paint container may have a plurality of walls to form reservoirs therebetween, and a base. The two halves may be separated by an elevated member such as a ridge forming two reservoirs. The elevated member may have a rounded surface for permitting scraping of a pad or brush. In another embodiment, a can holder may include at least one opening that may be formed in a lower section of a base portion. The at least one opening may be as many as four holes and sized to accept fingers of a user. The plurality of holes may be configured and located below a thumb hole. The holes may be recessed permitting near simultaneous insertion of a thumb and fingers into the respective holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: NOVA WILDCAT SHUR-LINE LLC
    Inventors: Garry C Fee, John C Morphey
  • Patent number: 10298962
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a deblocking filtering method, a method for inducing bs (boundary strength) therefor, and a method and an apparatus for encoding/decoding using the same. The method for inducing the bS of the present invention comprises the steps of: inducing a boundary of a deblocking filtering unit block as a unit block for applying the deblocking filtering; and setting the bS according to each bS setting unit block within the deblocking filtering unit block, wherein the bS setting step can set a bS value for a target boundary corresponding to a boundary of the deblocking filtering unit block as the bs setting unit block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seungwook Park, Jaehyun Lim, Yongjoon Jeon, Chulkeun Kim, Jungsun Kim, Naeri Park, Hendry Hendry, Byeongmoon Jeon, Joonyoung Park
  • Patent number: 10295336
    Abstract: The element according to the present invention has a first plane (201) and a second plane (203) forming a prescribed angle with the first plane. The second plane is provided with at least three portions for position determination (101A 101B, 101C, 101D) arranged on the second plane sufficiently spaced apart from each other, allowing the identification of the second plane. Each portion for position determination is formed in a convex shape with respect to the second plane. A tangential plane (TL) to the surface of each portion for position determination at a point on a border line between the second plane and the surface forms a single plane and tangential planes of the portions for position determination are parallel to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: NALUX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Fujioka, Atsuya Fushiki, Hironori Horikiri, Katsumoto Ikeda
  • Patent number: D848949
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: R&S Shaeffer Properties LLC
    Inventors: Ricky David Shaeffer, Jared Tanner Shaeffer
  • Patent number: D849690
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SAMTEC, INC.
    Inventor: Xiao Ping Luo