Patents Examined by Warren K Fenwick
  • Patent number: 10268106
    Abstract: The system of backstage installation contains at least one vertical rack, which supports a tool that forms the backstage. System that forms the backstage, includes at least one movable structure for the installation of backstage connected with stationary vertical rack with the help of at least one rotating element. Movable structure is made with the possibility of rotation in the horizontal plane to transfer from the folded position into unfolded and to be rotated to the specified angle for formation of functional decorated zone. The system contains the backstage facility to form the front decorative backstage surface construction for the installation of the backstage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Yuliya Sytnyk
  • Patent number: 10267716
    Abstract: A board testing apparatus and method and in particular a testing apparatus for testing a board made of a corrugated material, such as corrugated cardboard, for failure characteristics. The method comprises taking a corrugated board from a corrugator or converter, locating at least a part of the board into a testing machine, performing a non-destructive compression test on a sample region of the part of the board within the machine and providing a compression test characteristic reading of that region of the board, comparing that characteristic reading against a predefined acceptable compression test characteristic reading that design of corrugated board should have and concluding from the comparison as to whether the board, or that sample region of the board, meets a required compression stiffness parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: DS SMITH PACKAGING LTD
    Inventors: David George Rich, Lyndon Geraint Jenkins
  • Patent number: 10261396
    Abstract: The electronic device can be used with a power source module attached to a device main body. The device main body and the power source module are electrically connected to each other by the respective connector portions. The device main body includes a connection terminal portion with a concave shape, and the power source module has a connection terminal portion with a convex shape that is fit to the connection terminal portion of the device main body. A power source terminal group is provided in a first surface, and a ground terminal group and a communication terminal group for communication with the device main body are provided in a second surface on a side opposite to the first surface, from among connection surfaces of the connection terminal portion. The ground terminal group is arranged at a position closer to the power source terminal group than to the communication terminal group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroki Ota, Shuichi Matsuzawa, Koji Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10260901
    Abstract: A method for optimizing the switch-on time of a Coriolis gyroscope (1) having a mass system (100) which can be excited to an excitation oscillation of the Coriolis gyroscope (1) parallel to a first axis (x), wherein a deflection of the mass system on account of a Coriolis force along a second axis (y) which is provided perpendicular to the first axis (x) can be verified using an output signal from the Coriolis gyroscope, comprises determining the amplitude (A) of the excitation oscillation of the Coriolis gyroscope at a defined time, determining the output signal (S) from the Coriolis gyroscope at the defined time, and generating a normalized output signal (S0) from the Coriolis gyroscope by multiplying the determined output signal (S) by the quotient of the amplitude (A0) of the excitation oscillation of the Coriolis gyroscope in the steady state and the determined amplitude (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: NORTHROP GRUMMAN LITEF GmbH
    Inventor: Wolfram Geiger
  • Patent number: 10260500
    Abstract: A downhole dynamometer for a rod pumping unit is provided. The downhole dynamometer includes a shell within which a plurality of sensors, a non-transitory memory, and a dynamometer controller are located. The shell is configured to be coupled to a sucker rod string of the rod pumping unit and disposed in a well opposite a wellhead of the well. The plurality of sensors is configured to measure downhole accelerations of the sucker rod string and to measure a downhole load on the sucker rod string. The dynamometer controller is coupled to the plurality of sensors and the non-transitory memory. The dynamometer controller is configured to periodically collect measurements from the plurality of sensors and store the measurements in the non-transitory memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Xuele Qi, Cheng-Po Chen, Grant Lynn Hartman, Yizhen Lin, David Mulford Shaddock
  • Patent number: 10259593
    Abstract: An obstacle avoidance device for detecting surroundings of an unmanned mobile device is disclosed, which includes a stabilization platform connected with the unmanned mobile device, wherein the stabilization platform includes a stabilizer for ensuring stably bearing at least one platform camera; and an obstacle avoidance module fixed with the stabilization platform, so as to reduce interferences to detecting the surroundings by the obstacle avoidance module when the unmanned mobile device acts. The obstacle avoidance device of the present invention is able to keep a stable attitude while the unmanned mobile device is unstable and changes an attitude thereof, so as to effectively avoid obstacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Haoxiang Electric Energy (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu Tian, Wenyan Jiang
  • Patent number: 10254629
    Abstract: The electronic device can be used with an accessory module that is a second device attached to a device main body that is a first device. The accessory module includes a locking member that is held so as to be able to be turned. The locking member includes a ring-shaped portion that has a plurality of claw portions and an operation portion for performing a turning operation. The device main body 1 includes a plurality of claw portions corresponding to the plurality of claw portions of the locking member. The claw portions and the claw portions engage with each other in a state in which the accessory module is attached to the device main body by the turning operation of the operation portion, and the claw portions and the claw portions are not engaged in a state in which the accessory module can be removed from the device main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shuichi Matsuzawa, Hiroki Ota, Koji Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10247690
    Abstract: Device for analyzing a mixture of n gases, comprising a microfluidic channel (2) extending between a first end and a second end, at least n?1 suspended elements in the microfluidic channel (2), said n?1 elements (S1, S2 . . . Sn?1) succeeding one another from the first end of the microfluidic channel (2) to the second end of the microfluidic channel (2), heating means capable of heating a part at least of the gaseous mixture surrounding each suspended element (S1, S2 . . . Sn?1) to a given temperature different to those to which are heated the gaseous mixtures surrounding the other suspended elements (S1, S2 . . . Sn?1), means of measuring the temperature or the variation in temperature of the suspended elements (S1, S2 . . . Sn?1) and a control and measurement system (UC) connected to the heating means and to the measuring means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Bertrand Bourlon, Bao-An Pham Ho
  • Patent number: 10227056
    Abstract: A test apparatus includes a linear-motion generator, an airbag, a plate, an anthropomorphic test device, a crushable member, and a guide bar. The linear-motion generator is deployable in a deployment direction. The airbag is spaced from the linear-motion generator and inflatable from an uninflated position to an inflated position. The plate and the anthropomorphic test device are movable together by the linear-motion generator. The crushable member is fixed relative to the airbag in the uninflated position and disposed in the deployment direction from the plate. The guide bar has an end fixed relative to the airbag in the uninflated position and is positioned to intersect the airbag in the inflated position. The test apparatus has a beltline bar that is elongated along an axis transverse to the deployment direction, adjacent the airbag in the uninflated position, and spaced farther from the linear-motion generator than the airbag in the inflated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: William Moore Sherwood, Nitesh Chandrakant Jadhav, Harikrishna Devaraj, Jeffrey Berliner, Tyler Glenn, Kevin Berington Johnson
  • Patent number: 10215012
    Abstract: A method for operating rod pumping unit for a wellbore includes measuring a parameter of the rod pumping unit at a first location; measuring the parameter of the rod pumping unit at a second location; and subtracting the measured parameters at the second location from the measured parameter at the first location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: WEATHERFORD TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Robert G. McDonald, Ross E. Moffett, Jeffrey John Lembcke, Clark E. Robison
  • Patent number: 10203472
    Abstract: A method for focusing a miniature camera includes providing a current through a coil, moving a lens of a camera based on the current to adjust a focus of the camera, and limiting movement of the lens along an optical path of the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: DigitalOptics Corporation MEMS
    Inventors: Roman C. Gutierrez, Robert J. Calvet, Darrell Harrington, Guiqin Wang, Kumaraswamy Jayaraj
  • Patent number: 10203587
    Abstract: An electronic device according to the present disclosure may include: a housing including a substantially transparent plate that includes a first surface facing in a first direction, and a second surface facing in a second direction; a display exposed in the first direction; and a camera device exposed in the first direction. The camera device may include: a barrel structure including a side wall defining a space therein and an opening facing the first direction and a camera housing structure including a side portion surrounding at least a portion of the side wall of the barrel structure and an upper portion facing the first direction. The camera housing structure may include a first protrusion formed on the upper portion. The present disclosure implements a waterproof/dustproof structure for capping at least a portion of the camera device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-Hyeon Kim, Hee-Su Kim, Jang-Won Han, Chang-Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 10200611
    Abstract: An image capturing device includes a first controller operable to control image capturing; an operation section including a switch; a detector operable to detect a change to an image capturing mode and to send a signal representing the change; a second controller operable to monitor and process the sent signal, the second controller having a power consumption less than that of the first controller; and a power supply operable to supply power to the first controller, the second controller, and a functional section of the device. When the second controller receives the signal sent from the detecting section in a power saving state in which power is supplied from the power supply to the second controller, the power saving state is changed to a power supplying state capable of image capturing by supplying power from the power supply to portions of the device including the first controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masaki Sakurai
  • Patent number: 10195622
    Abstract: A control method for a two-component spray system having first and second pumps for separate fluid components includes registering a target spray pressure, registering a material-specific pressure factor margin, sensing an output pressure of the second pump, and identifying a failure condition in the event that the sensed output pressure remains further than the pressure factor margin from the target spray pressure for at least a threshold time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Fehr, John R. Ingebrand, Dennis J. Van Keulen
  • Patent number: 10184992
    Abstract: A rotation speed measuring system includes a magnetic sensor, an acceleration sensor, an end detecting unit, and a calculating unit. The magnetic sensor measures earth magnetism in at least one axis direction. The acceleration sensor measures acceleration in at least one axis direction. The end detecting unit detects a time point of a switch at which an acceleration variation is switched to a large-variation state after a small-variation state, wherein the small-variation state corresponds to a state in which the acceleration variation is equal to or below a predetermined first threshold value and the large-variation state corresponds to a state in which the acceleration variation is equal to or above a predetermined second threshold value. The calculating unit calculates the rotation speed of the ball moving in midair by analyzing a frequency of measurement data on the earth magnetism acquired by the magnetic sensor until the end time point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: AICHI STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuo Urakawa, Michiharu Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10175562
    Abstract: The support and connection unit (1) of a camera (10), comprises: a first part (2) intended to be fixed to an installation surface, for example a wall, comprising a first electronic means (21) for the conveyance of signals and provided with connectors (22, 23, 24) for the transmission of signals outwardly, and a second part (3), intended to be coupled to a camera (10), comprising a second electronic means (31), connectable to the first electronic means (21) and adapted to convey the signals produced by the camera (10). The first and the second part (2, 3) may be removably coupled, defining a closed container (25, 32) which houses the first and the second electronic means (21, 31). The first and the second electronic means (21, 31) are placed in the respective part (2, 3) so as to mutually connect following the coupling of the first and the second part (2, 3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SPARK S.R.L.
    Inventor: Giovanni Parisi
  • Patent number: 10162164
    Abstract: A method for attaching camera filters and other light transmissive elements using flexural rigidity. A flexion arm enables coupling with cameras and other devices in areas non-proximate to a lens. A frame conjoined with the flexion arm enables attachment of the camera filter to a camera lens or lens housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventor: Jeff Overall
  • Patent number: 10162191
    Abstract: Some embodiments include an image sensor and a zoom lens assembly including a plurality of movable lens elements arranged to be moved independent of one another. In some embodiments, the plurality of movable lens elements share an optical axis. Some embodiments include a lens and mirror assembly for admitting light to the miniature camera. The lens and mirror assembly includes a folded optics arrangement such that light enters the lens and mirror assembly through a first lens with an optical axis of the first lens orthogonal to the plurality of moveable lens elements. The lens and mirror assembly includes a mirror for folding the path of light from the optical axis of the first lens to the optical axis of the plurality of movable lens elements, and the lens and mirror assembly further includes an actuator for tilting the mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ning Y. Chan, Richard J. Topliss, Steven Webster
  • Patent number: 10154176
    Abstract: An example apparatus for calibrating depth cameras includes an image receiver to receive an image from a depth camera. The apparatus also includes an object detector to detect a natural object with an expected shape in the image. The apparatus further includes a parameter adjuster to adjust a parameter of the depth camera to reduce a detected difference between the expected shape and a measured characteristic of the natural object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Richmond F. Hicks, Avinash Kumar
  • Patent number: 10142555
    Abstract: Systems and method for controlling camera flash direction are provided. A system includes: a computing device including a processor; an image sensor operatively connected to the processor; a flash lighting system including at least one light emitting element; and a flash direction system including a fluidics system that is controllable to selectively adjust a position of the at least one light emitting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit K. Rakshit