Patents Examined by Tarun Sinha
  • Patent number: 11029326
    Abstract: An aircraft airflow sensor probe includes an airflow assembly or a cone assembly configured to sense a direction of local airflow outside an aircraft; a shaft configured to rotatably hold the assembly and allow rotational movement of the assembly; and a motor connected to the shaft and configured to generate a torque to damp the rotational movement of the shaft as well as the assembly. The sensor probe further includes an angle of attack processor configured to control the motor to generate the torque to damp the rotational movement of the shaft as well as the assembly and a sensor configured to sense a position of the assembly and provide the position of the assembly to the angle of attack processor. An aircraft airflow sensor process is disclosed as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Aerosonic Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Lang, Edgard Schulz, Jason Larkin, Dwight Turner
  • Patent number: 11029287
    Abstract: A probe for use with an imaging system, including a scanning device configured to receive a first light beam from a light source, a beam-divider configured to split the first light beam into a plurality of second light beams, and a focusing device configured to focus each of the second light beams on respective locations in an object of interest is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Lihong Wang, Liang Song, Konstantin Maslov, Bin Rao
  • Patent number: 11022513
    Abstract: A pressure measuring device comprises a capacitive pressure measuring cell, a process connector including a retaining element, a housing mounted on the process connector, and a sealing element arranged between an inwardly projecting region of the retaining element and the pressure measuring cell. The retaining element is configured with a cap with a base area portion and an outer area portion bent over with respect thereto and fitted over an end face of the process connector. The retaining element is in a material-bonded and/or form-fit manner connected to the process connector exclusively in the bent-over outer area portion so that the base area portion assumes a resilient property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Guido Knoll, Hans-Peter Müller, Lorenz Halbinger
  • Patent number: 11022582
    Abstract: A structure includes a substrate and a coating applied over the substrate, the coating containing particles sized between 30 and 250 micrometers. A proportion of the particles to the carrier is between 40 and 70 by volume percentage. In response to excitation of the structure by a controllable excitation source, a first instrument monitors behavior of the particles to determine a first condition of the structure thereby. In response to an absence of excitation of the structure by the controllable excitation source, a second instrument monitors behavior of the particles to determine a second condition of the structure thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventor: George Ray Ely
  • Patent number: 11022591
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system and method for real time speciated or total measurement of chlorine containing compounds, specifically HCl and RCI, in combustion or process gas generated at refineries. The system may include a sample inlet line, a zero-filter, an RCI converter, an HCl analyzer, and an exhaust line. At least one valve may divert a sample gas to the components of the system. Plain lines and connectors connect the components of the system. The system may be installed as part of a continuous assembly or separate from an industrial operation unit in a facility. The method of measuring the chlorine concentration in the sample gas includes operating the system in a plurality of separate modes such that the sample gas is diverted to the different components of the system and analyzed accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Ohio Lumex Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Mertz, Joseph Siperstein
  • Patent number: 11016013
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring blood coagulation data, and a use method and calibration method thereof are disclosed. The apparatus comprises: a movable support part (101), a fixed support part (102), a connection part (103), a rotary shaft (104), a magnet (105), a Hall element (106), and a processing unit (107).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventors: Bangzhong Yu, Feng Jiang
  • Patent number: 11009424
    Abstract: A diagnostic apparatus for a powder coating material pump. The diagnostic apparatus includes a detector that uses pressure or flow to detect a fault in the pump, the diagnostic apparatus being external the pump, internal the pump or a combination of external and internal the pump. Another diagnostic device is provided for a powder coating material pump, and includes a light source in close proximity to the pump, the light source having an on condition and an off condition wherein one or both of the on condition and off condition provides information about the pump performance. An exemplary pump is a dense phase powder coating material pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Edwin Jeroen Beuk, Terrence M. Fulkerson, Jeffrey A. Perkins
  • Patent number: 10996206
    Abstract: A method obtains a pollution condition of at least one component of a gardening and/or forestry apparatus. The method includes the steps of: obtaining at least one pollution parameter which describes at least one source of pollution prevalent during an operation of the gardening and/or forestry apparatus; obtaining the pollution condition of the component based on the obtained pollution parameter; and outputting and/or transmitting information based on the obtained pollution condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Eppinger, Benjamin Frey, Friedrich Hollmeier, Antonio Kraemer Fernandez, Michael Reinert
  • Patent number: 10989307
    Abstract: An arrangement for shaft sealing and to a method for monitoring the sealing of the shaft seal are provided. The arrangement includes a rotating slide ring and a stationary slide ring, with a sealing gap having a lubricating film therebetween. The arrangement includes at least one sound transducer for generating and/or receiving exciting sound waves in the form of Lamb Rayleigh waves in at least one slide ring. The signals of the sound transducer are evaluated by an evaluation unit to determine the condition of the lubricating film in the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: KSB SE & Co. KGaA, Bestsens AG
    Inventors: Maximilian Hauske, Tina Weinberger, Christoph Brueckner, Jurij Root, Stefan Schneider, Imannuel Rossteutscher
  • Patent number: 10983096
    Abstract: An apparatus for guided wave testing of a test object comprises a linear array of receiver electromagnetic acoustic transducers (EMATs), and at least one linear array of transmitter EMATs disposed substantially parallel to the linear array of receiver EMATs and configured to launch guided waves in said test object in a direction substantially perpendicular to the at least one linear array of transmitter EMATs. Either (i) transmitter coils of the at least one linear array of transmitter EMATs have a common winding direction, receiver coils of adjacent receiver EMATs have alternating winding directions, and receiver coils of at least two adjacent receiver EMATs are connected in series, or (ii) transmitter coils of the transmitter EMATs have alternating winding directions, receiver coils of adjacent receiver EMATs have a common winding direction, and receiver coils of at least two adjacent receiver EMATs are connected in series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: IP2IPO Innovations Limited
    Inventors: Frederic Bert Cegla, Balint Herdovics
  • Patent number: 10984962
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sensor based on a graphene polypyrrole 3-dimensional (3D) porous structure, the sensor comprising: the graphene polypyrrole 3D porous structure, wherein the graphene polypyrrole 3D porous structure is prepared by growing graphene on a nickel 3D porous structure, growing polypyrrole on a graphene-grown nickel 3D porous structure, and then coating polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) on a graphene polypyrrole grown structure; and electrodes respectively disposed on top and bottom faces of the graphene polypyrrole 3D porous structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Korea University Research and Business Foundation
    Inventors: Jeongsook Ha, Heun Park, Jungwook Kim
  • Patent number: 10983022
    Abstract: A pressure sensor detects a pressure of a pressure transmitting medium. The pressure sensor includes a sensor substrate and a protection film. The sensor substrate includes a recess recessed relative to a periphery thereof and a thin portion thinner than the periphery due to the recess. The protection film is provided on a bottom surface of the recess that is one side of the thin portion and a part of a lateral surface of the recess, and the protection film suppresses an adhesion of a contamination contained in the pressure transmitting medium. The pressure sensor includes an adhesion suppressing portion that includes an uneven section formed in at least a part of the lateral surface, and a liquid repellent film repellent to liquid in the pressure transmitting medium and provided as the protection film on the uneven section to exhibit a lotus effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventors: Shinji Kawano, Kazuaki Mawatari
  • Patent number: 10983140
    Abstract: A piezoelectric acceleration sensor provided by the present invention comprises: a housing, wherein the housing is internally molded with an installation chamber, and one side face of the housing is provided with a cable connector; an adjustment structure, configured to adjustably connect the housing position to a to-be-measured object, so as to adjust the relative position between the to-be-measured object and the cable connector; and a charge output structure, installed in the installation chamber and configured to induce vibration and output electric signals, wherein the charge output structure is electrically connected with the cable connector. Through the adjustment structure, the housing position can be adjustably connected to the to-be-measured object, such that the cable connector keeps away from the position of obstacles, and the position of the cable connector can be flexibly adjusted, thereby facilitating installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventor: Yongzhong Nie
  • Patent number: 10976228
    Abstract: An apparatus for extracting a material from a liquid includes a concentration stage having a filter, a first path from the filter, and a second path from the filter. Under this configuration, the concentration stage accepts an initial liquid volume. A first liquid not having material collected by the filter is passed along the first path, and concentrated liquid having material therein, which is entrapped by the filter, is directed to the second path. The apparatus also includes an aerosolizing stage coupled to the concentration stage that converts the concentrated liquid into an aerosol and a drying stage that dries the aerosol such that material extracted from the aerosol onto a material substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew P. Bartko, Kurt Blohm, Ryan W. Daly, Aaron M. Deal, Scott M. Gibbons, Susana Lira-Gonzalez, Benjamin J. Richetti, Nathan Roehr, Theodore J. Ronningen, Christopher Scheitlin
  • Patent number: 10969322
    Abstract: A gas detecting device includes a main body, a gas sensing module, a particulate measuring module and a control module. A chamber is formed within the main body. The main body has a first inlet, a second inlet and an outlet in fluid communication with the chamber. The gas sensing module includes a compartment body, a carrying plate, a sensor and an actuator. The actuator introduces ambient gas into the gas sensing module through the first inlet, and the gas is measured by the sensor and discharged from the outlet of the compartment body. The particulate measuring module is disposed within the chamber of the main body and includes an inlet channel, an outlet channel and a particulate detector. The gas is introduced into the particulate measuring module through the inlet channel, and a concentration of particulates in the gas is measured by the particulate detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Hao-Jan Mou, Ching-Sung Lin, Chi-Feng Huang, Yung-Lung Han, Wei-Ming Lee
  • Patent number: 10969224
    Abstract: A physical quantity sensor includes a movable body and first and second detection electrodes facing the movable body with a separation distance between the movable body and the second detection electrode that is different from that between the movable body and the first detection electrode. The movable body and the first detection electrode are aligned to face one another in a first direction. Vibration of the movable body includes a drive vibration mode in which vibration in the first direction and vibration in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction are combined. To account for this drive vibration mode, an area of the second detection electrode is shifted to be greater in the second direction from its center in a plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Makoto Furuhata, Hajime Tomiyama
  • Patent number: 10969799
    Abstract: A system for delivering pulses of a desired mass of gas to a tool, comprising: a mass flow controller including flow sensor, a control valve and a dedicated controller configured and arranged to receive a recipe of a sequence of steps for opening and closing the control valve so as to deliver as sequence of gas pulses as a function of the recipe. The mass flow controller is configured and arranged so as to operate in either one of at least two modes: as a traditional mass flow controller (MFC) mode or in a pulse gas delivery (PGD) mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Junhua Ding, Michael L'Bassi, Tseng-Chung Lee
  • Patent number: 10969310
    Abstract: A particle detecting module is disclosed and includes a main body, which is consist of an air guiding part and a detecting part, by driving a plurality of heating elements disposed within a plurality of storage chambers of the air guiding part, air inside these storage chambers is heated and the moisture of the air is removed, and then the air is transported to the detecting part, so that a sensor of the detecting part could detect the sizes and the concentrations of the suspended particles, and the interference of the humidity is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Hao-Jan Mou, Chi-Feng Huang, Yung-Lung Han, Hsuan-Kai Chen
  • Patent number: 10962359
    Abstract: A measuring assembly for detecting the wall thickness of a pipe, including an ultrasonic probe and a testing head with a main element which receives an ultrasonic probe and the lower face of which defines a main element support surface is provided. The testing head has two wing elements, the lower face of each of which defines a wing element support surface and which are held on the main element in a pivotal manner about pivot axes extending substantially parallel to one another in a longitudinal direction such that the wing element support surfaces can be moved towards each other and away from each other. The wing elements are connected via synchronizing means such that the pivotal movements of the wing elements about the corresponding pivot axes are carried out in a synchronous manner. An associated method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Clossen-von Lanken Schulz, Stefan Frank, Philipp Kahlert, Stefan Nendel, Stefan Obermayr
  • Patent number: 10960658
    Abstract: A method of detecting a level of printable fluid in a container includes, with at least one sensing location on a die in thermal contact with the printable fluid in the container, sensing a voltage of a capacitor over time as current from the capacitor leaks through a field effect transistor (FET). The FET and capacitor are associated with the sensing location. The method may further include, based on the voltage of the capacitor over time and a threshold voltage, determining whether the printable fluid is present at the at least one sensing location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Daryl E. Anderson, James Michael Gardner, Michael W. Cumbie, Scott A. Linn, Berkeley Fisher