Patents Examined by Tan Le
  • Patent number: 11522622
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a signal receiver and a detection system. The signal receiver includes a housing and a handle. The housing includes a body and a protrusion. The body includes a first face and a second face disposed opposite each other. The protrusion is connected to the body and protrudes relative to the first face along a direction away from the second face. The handle is arranged on the first face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Inventor: Ping Yu
  • Patent number: 11522003
    Abstract: A matrix-array detector and to a method for implementing the detector are provided. The detector includes an array of pixels that are sensitive to a physical effect and arranged in a matrix along rows and down columns, each pixel generating a signal according to the physical effect; row conductors, each allowing the pixels of one row to be driven; a first group of driver modules each delivering selection signals to one row conductor of a first group of row conductors; a second group of driver modules each delivering selection signals to one row conductor of a first group of row conductors; the first and second groups of row conductors being interlaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: TRIXELL
    Inventors: Martin Siaud, Simon Marecaux, Chantal Hordequin
  • Patent number: 11519779
    Abstract: A fluid properties sensing system includes an optical sensor which generates a sensor signal based on received laser light, a light source which transmits laser light through a transmitting fiber to a sensor head, a receiver that detects a portion of the laser light from a receiving fiber through an evanescent field of the transmitting fiber when the laser light radiates through a transmitting fiber wall of the transmitting fiber and interacts with a fluid medium at an interface of the sensor and the fluid medium, and a processor. The fibers are coupled at one end through the evanescent field to form the sensor head disposed in a flow field and to interact with the fluid medium. The processor identifies a change in the sensor signal based on a detected portion of the laser light resulting from an interaction of the sensor head with the fluid medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: INNOVEERING, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Bivolaru, Jiaji Lin, George Papadopoulos
  • Patent number: 11520050
    Abstract: A three-dimensional image element and an optical radar device that have low cost and are capable of detecting a distance to a measurement object at a close distance before a final result of counting the number of pulses is acquired are realized. A pixel storage element has a plurality of binary counters that integrate the number of electrical pulses at mutually different timings and the reading of data by a signal processing circuit and the integration are able to be performed in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsuji Iguchi, Koji Takahashi, Hidenori Kawanishi
  • Patent number: 11520074
    Abstract: A sensor comprising a light emitter and light detector directly covered and encapsulated by a layer of light transmissive compound. A gap in the light transmissive compound between the light emitter and the light detector filled with a light blocking barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Inventors: Vanapong Kwangkaew, Sirirat Silapapipat, Sanjay Mitra
  • Patent number: 11520021
    Abstract: A light receiving device includes a light receiver including pixels and a light receiving area. The pixels are arranged in an array in a first direction and in a second direction intersecting with the first direction and each of the pixels has one light receiving element or more. The light receiving area has continuous pixels out of the pixels, outputs signals based on intensities of light received in the continuous pixels, and is changed in position in the light receiver according to a signal indicating a position in the first direction and a position in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kubota, Nobu Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11519550
    Abstract: A stabilization device for stabilizing an attachment component relative to movements of a basic component which occur outside a permitted plane of movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: FOMA SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Roman Foltyn, Rainer Märtin
  • Patent number: 11512999
    Abstract: A draft survey apparatus for gauging a barge by determining a weight of bulk materials loaded and discharged from the barge in water wherein the water level is provided. The draft survey apparatus includes a light source for emitting photons radially outward from the light source, a receiver for receiving the photons reflected off of the barge and surface, the receiver operable to sense a return angle of the photons, and a processor operable to determine a position of the objects and surfaces in three dimensional space based on the return angle of the photons and a time delay of photons between emission and receipt. The processor is operable to determine the weight of the bulk materials on the barge based on a height of barge above the water level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Mazzella Lifting Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tom D. Schiller, Frederic Katz, Daniel Kent
  • Patent number: 11512474
    Abstract: A mounting device or clamp is provided that can be secured to a roof joint without damaging the roof joint. Two roof panels can be joined at a roof joint that extends away from the roof. The clamp has a body with a slot to receive the roof joint. An insert of the clamp is rotatable relative to the body from a first position to a second position. The clamp body can be positioned over the roof joint, and the insert can rotate or pivot from the first position to the second position relative to the body to secure the clamp to the roof joint. In one embodiment, a body of the clamp has a first arm that is concave and the insert has a concave portion to engage the roof joint. Alternatively, in another embodiment, the insert can be connected to the clamp body such that either a first projection or a second projection of the insert faces a roof joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: RMH TECH LLC
    Inventors: Dustin M. M. Haddock, Jonathon Moss, Nikolaus Jo Holley
  • Patent number: 11511679
    Abstract: An accessory mounting track includes a forward edge, a rearward edge, an upper surface, a lower surface, a first end region with a first end, a second end region with a second end, and an intermediate region positioned between the first and second end regions. A cross-section of the intermediate region includes an angular portion positioned on either side of a planar portion. The planar portion and the angular portions are delineated by an inflection point at a junction between the planar portion and each of the angled portions. A distance between the upper surface and the lower surface at the angular portions decreases as a distance from a centerline of the intermediate region increases. A distance between the forward edge and the rearward edge at the first and second end regions increases as a distance from the intermediate region increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Jonathan Alexander Wraith, Robert J. Gelardi, Ryan A. Olsson, William James Mangan, John Jeffrey Pfeiffer, Mario Adams-Campos
  • Patent number: 11513221
    Abstract: A distance measurement processing device according to an embodiment includes an information acquisition circuit and a reliability-degree generation circuit. The information acquisition circuit acquires a two-dimensional distance image having a measured distance as a pixel value and signal information concerning a signal value corresponding to the measured distance image. The reliability-degree generation circuit sets, for each of the pixels of the two-dimensional distance image, each of the pixels as a center pixel and generates a reliability degree based on information concerning the pixels having distance values equal to or smaller than a predetermined value from a distance value of the center pixel among the pixels contiguous within a predetermined range from the center pixel and a signal value corresponding to the center pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ELECTRONIC DEVICES & STORAGE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kubota, Nobu Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11503773
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a sunlight converting device including a wavelength converting film using a wavelength conversion material such as a quantum dot or an inorganic phosphor. More particularly, the present disclosure provides a sunlight converting device including a wavelength converting film using a wavelength conversion material, which can optimize plant growth and provide improved plant quality by installing a wavelength converting film on which a wavelength conversion material is applied so as to be converted into a predetermined wavelength and output to a greenhouse (glasshouse), a vinyl house or a microalga culture facility, varying the sunlight irradiation area of the wavelength converting film, and supplying light of various wavelengths required for species of plant including microalgae or growth cycles thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventors: Choa Mun Yun, Wonjoon Choi
  • Patent number: 11504558
    Abstract: A safety climb attenuation apparatus provides a more robust and visually inspectable apparatus for climbing safety. In an upper bracket, a pivot arm is attached to a base that is disposed upon a structure. The upper bracket includes an attenuation member such as an elastic bushing, mounted on the pivot arm or the base, that resists pivoting of the pivot arm relative to the base when a safety cable attached to the pivot arm causes the pivot arm to pivot. In a lower bracket, a similar attenuation member is attached to a base disposed on the structure, with an anchor bolt connecting the cable to the attenuation member so that the attenuation member resists upward movement of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Crown Castle USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Allen Gaston Turcotte
  • Patent number: 11506330
    Abstract: A rotatable base stand with a rotatable powering source that includes a lower base body, an electrical body plug for powering the rotatable base, an upper base body with a top surface defining an extension outlet port and with an extension electrical outlet coupled thereto, wherein the extension electrical outlet has outlet ports, is disposed within the extension outlet port, is oriented in a longitudinal direction, and is operably configured to electrically couple with the electrical body plug. The stand also includes an electrical extension plug electrically coupled to the extension electrical outlet and operably to provide power to objects supported by the base stand. The base stand also includes a bearing assembly and a motor that is operably coupled to the upper base body and operably configured to selectively rotate the upper base body 360° along a base rotation path with respect to the lower base body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventor: David I. Correa
  • Patent number: 11506881
    Abstract: A system and method of imaging an object uses a plasmonic layer as a sample holder defining a periodic array of sub-micron structures adjacent the object. The sample holder is exposed to a first portion of light that is transmitted through either the plasmonic layer but not the object, or the plasmonic layer and a first section of the object, and a second portion of the light that is transmitted through the plasmonic layer and at least a second section of the object. The light interacts with at least the plasmonic layer and the first portion of the transmitted light characterizes one or more first surface plasmon resonance peaks and the second portion of the transmitted light characterizes one or more second surface plasmon resonance peaks that are wavelength shifted from the first surface plasmon resonance peaks by the object affecting plasmons propagating within the plasmonic layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: La Trobe University
    Inventors: Eugeniu Balaur, Brian Abbey
  • Patent number: 11506762
    Abstract: An optical device includes a substrate including an optical waveguide running through the substrate. An optical transmitter mounted on the substrate in a first location includes at least one optical emitter, which emits a primary beam of optical radiation toward a target and emits a secondary beam of the optical radiation into the optical waveguide. An optical receiver mounted on the substrate in a second location includes at least one optical sensor, which receives the optical radiation that is reflected from the target and outputs a primary signal in response thereto, and receives the secondary beam of the optical radiation from the waveguide and outputs a reference signal in response to the secondary beam. A processor receives and processes the primary signal and the reference signal in order to extract information with respect to the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Avi Feshali
  • Patent number: 11505957
    Abstract: An adjustable support prop that can be customized to the support requirements of a wide variety of objects to be held in place. The prop includes first, second and third support members which are coupled together in a manner that allows the weight of an object to be supported in order to provide stability to the prop. The length of one of the support members is adjustable so that the height of the prop can be customized to the support requirements of the object to be supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventor: Kevin P. Pelletier
  • Patent number: 11499580
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for installing a piece of home automation equipment, and to a system for adjustably attaching a piece of home automation equipment to a wall, comprising at least two supports (1), each one comprising a support shaft and a holding device, and at least two adjustable attaching elements. The adjustable attaching elements each comprise a supporting frame (2) and a mechanical connection element (3). The adjustable attaching elements also comprise a locking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: SOMFY ACTIVITES SA
    Inventors: Frederic Negrello, Norbert Dupielet, Jean-Michel Perache, Bruno Cachaud, Pierre Guedon, Guillaume Ducretet-Pajot
  • Patent number: 11500092
    Abstract: In an embodiments, a method for operating a time-of-flight (ToF) ranging array includes: illuminating a field-of-view (FoV) of the ToF ranging array with radiation pulses; receiving reflected radiation pulses with a plurality of single photon avalanche diodes (SPADs) in a region of interest (ROI) of the ToF ranging array, the plurality of SPADs arranged in a plurality of SPAD clusters; determining an ambient count of ambient light events generated by SPADs of a first SPAD cluster of the plurality of SPAD clusters; and gating an output of the first SPAD cluster based on the ambient count.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS (RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT) LIMITED
    Inventor: Stuart McLeod
  • Patent number: 11500064
    Abstract: A MEMS board assembly, a LiDAR system including the same, and a method for making the same are disclosed. The exemplary MEMS board assembly includes a MEMS board having a plurality of through holes and a mount having a plurality of threaded holes. The MEMS board assembly further includes a plurality of spring-loaded posts each formed by fitting a spring into a respective post. The plurality of spring-loaded posts are fitted into the plurality of threaded holes of the mount. The MEMS board assembly also includes a plurality of screws fitting the MEMS board to the mount by reaching into the plurality of threaded holes of the mount through the plurality of through holes in the MEMS board and the plurality of spring-loaded posts. The MEMS board touches the plurality of spring-loaded posts at the plurality of through holes in the MEMS board corresponding to the plurality of threaded holes of the mount respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING VOYAGER TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Anan Pan, Henghui Jiang