Patents by Inventor Oleg Kolosov

Oleg Kolosov has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 8732938
    Abstract: An improved method of packaging a sensor is provided. The method includes the step of affixing a tuning fork to a platform. The tuning fork includes tines comprising one or more surfaces, with each tine further comprising an electrode and a piezoelectric material. An application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) is affixed to the platform. Electrical communication between the ASIC and the electrode of each tine is established for providing stimulus to the tuning fork and for receiving a response signal from the tuning fork. A protective layer is applied to cover the platform and a portion of the tuning fork while maintaining a portion of a surface of each tine free from the protective layer such that the surface can displace the fluid in contact therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignees: MEAS France, Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.
    Inventors: Oleg Kolosov, Leonid Matsiev, John F. Varni, G. Cameron Dales, Olaf Ludtke, Dirk Wullner, Andreas Buhrdorf, Heiko Dobrinski
  • Publication number: 20100218353
    Abstract: An improved method and assembly, wherein the method generally includes the steps of providing a coated or uncoated sensor element having an exposed sensing surface; attaching the sensor element to a platform so that the exposed sensing surface is spaced from the platform; and optionally applying a protective layer over the platform while maintaining the sensing surface as exposed. The assembly includes a resonator having a free portion with a sensing surface is incorporated onto a platform, components of the sensor are physically shielded from harsh operating conditions, the requisite space is maintained between the free portion of the resonator and the platform, and the sensing surface of the resonator remains exposed for sensing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicants: MEAS FRANCE, Hella KGaA Hueck & CO.
    Inventors: Oleg Kolosov, Leonid Matsiev, John F. Varni, G. Cameron Dales, Olaf L├╝dtke, Dirk Wullner, Andreas Buhrdorf, Heiko Dobrinski
  • Patent number: 7721590
    Abstract: An improved method and assembly, wherein the method generally includes the steps of providing a coated or uncoated sensor element having an exposed sensing surface; attaching the sensor element to a platform so that the exposed sensing surface is spaced from the platform; and optionally applying a protective layer over the platform while maintaining the sensing surface as exposed. The assembly includes a resonator having a free portion with a sensing surface is incorporated onto a platform, components of the sensor are physically shielded from harsh operating conditions, the requisite space is maintained between the free portion of the resonator and the platform, and the sensing surface of the resonator remains exposed for sensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignees: Meas France, Hella KGAA Hueck & Co.
    Inventors: Oleg Kolosov, Leonid Matsiev, John F. Varni, G. Cameron Dales, Olaf Ludtke, Dirk Wullner, Andreas Buhrdorf, Heiko Dobrinski
  • Patent number: 7634937
    Abstract: Particle and multi-phase system monitoring methods, systems and apparatus are disclosed. Preferred embodiments comprise one or more mechanical resonator sensing elements. In preferred embodiments a sensor or a sensor subassembly is ported to a fluidized bed vessel such as a fluidized bed polymerization reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: Symyx Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian Burdett, Timothy Lynn, Oleg Kolosov, Daniel Paul Zilker, Jr., Leonid Matsiev
  • Patent number: 7603889
    Abstract: Fluid sensor methods and systems adapted for monitoring and/or controlling distillation operations in fluidic systems, such as batch distillation operations or continuous distillation operations, are disclosed. Preferred embodiments are directed to process monitoring and/or process control for unit operations involving endpoint determination of a distillation, for example, as applied to a liquid-component-switching operation (e.g., a solvent switching operation), a liquid-liquid separation operation, a solute concentration operation, a dispersed-phase concentration operation, among others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: MEAS France
    Inventors: Stephen Cypes, Mark Uhrich, Eric D. Carlson, Oleg Kolosov, David Padowitz, James Bennett, Leonid Matsiev
  • Patent number: 7562557
    Abstract: A flexural resonator includes a piezoelectric material. At least a portion of an electrode having a first surface and a second surface is embedded in the piezoelectric material such that the piezoelectric material is disposed over and in electronic association with the first and second surfaces of the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: MEAS France
    Inventors: James Bennett, Oleg Kolosov, Leonid Matsiev
  • Publication number: 20090064693
    Abstract: A sensor system and method for analyzing a fluid contained within an environmental control system, comprising the steps of providing a system including a passage for containing a thermal change fluid; placing a sensor including a mechanical resonator in the passage; operating the resonator to have at least a portion thereof translate through the fluid; and monitoring the response of the resonator to the fluid in the passage. A preferred sensor includes a tuning fork resonator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventors: Leonid Matsiev, Oleg Kolosov, Mark D. Uhrich, William Rust, John M. Feland, III, John F. Varni, Blake Walker
  • Patent number: 7350367
    Abstract: A system for monitoring a fluid in an environmental control system includes a mechanical resonator positioned for contacting a thermal change fluid. In some embodiments, the mechanical resonator is positioned in a passage for containing the thermal change fluid. Suitable thermal change fluids include an R-134A refrigerant, a mineral oil, an ester lubricant or a mixture thereof; a superheated refrigerant; or an elevated pressure and elevated temperature vapor, an elevated pressure liquid, a reduced pressure liquid, a reduced pressure vapor and combinations thereof. The mechanical resonator can be a flexural resonator or a torsion resonator. In some embodiments, the mechanical resonator is a tuning fork resonator. Methods of the invention include monitoring a response of the mechanical resonator to the thermal change fluid. In some embodiments, at least a portion of the mechanical resonator is translated through the thermal change fluid and the response of the resonator to the fluid is monitored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Visyx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Leonid Matsiev, Oleg Kolosov, Mark D. Uhrich, William Rust, John M. Feland, III, John F. Varni, Blake Walker
  • Patent number: 7302830
    Abstract: An improved system, device and method for characterizing a fluid sample that includes injecting a fluid sample into a mobile phase of a flow characterization system, and detecting a property of the fluid sample or of a component thereof with a flow detector comprising a mechanical resonator, preferably one that is operated at a frequency less than about 1 MHz, such as a tuning fork resonator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Symyx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Oleg Kolosov, Leonid Matsiev, Miroslav Petro
  • Publication number: 20070272209
    Abstract: A sensor for sensing one or more properties of a vehicle fluid has a tuning fork resonator adapted to contact the fluid. The tuning fork resonator comprises two tines and is operable to oscillate so that the two tines move in opposite phase at a frequency of less than 1 MHz while contacting the fluid to generate a resonator response indicative of one or more properties of the fluid. In another aspect, a sensor includes a substrate and a flexural resonator on the substrate and adapted to contact the fluid. Circuitry for operation of the resonator is on the substrate. The resonator is adapted to receive an input signal and to oscillate while contacting the fluid to generate a resonator response indicative of one or more properties of the fluid. One suitable application for the invention is monitoring the condition of a vehicle engine oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Applicant: Visyx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Leonid Matsiev, James Bennett, Daniel Pinkas, Mikhail Spitkovsky, Oleg Kolosov, Shenheng Guan, Mark Uhrich, G. Dales, John Varni, Blake Walker, Vladimir Gammer, Dave Padowitz, Eric Low
  • Publication number: 20070251323
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for measurement of mass of small sample sizes. The method and apparatus is particularly adapted for providing microbalance measurement of solid materials as part of a combinatorial research program. The method and apparatus contemplate monitoring the response of a resonator holding a sample and correlating the response with mass change in the samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2007
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Applicant: Symyx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Carlson, Oleg Kolosov, Leonid Matsiev
  • Patent number: 7272525
    Abstract: Fluid monitoring methods, systems and apparatus are disclosed, including a portable subassembly that is in electrical communication with a sensor in contact with the fluid being monitred. Preferred embodiments for the sensor include one or more flexural resonator sensing elements. In preferred embodiments the sensor subassembly is ported to multiple fluidic systems to monitor the fluid properties in an effecient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Visyx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James Bennett, G. Cameron Dales, John M. Feland, III, Oleg Kolosov, Eric Low, Leonid Matsiev, William C. Rust, Mikhail Spitkovsky, Mark Uhrich
  • Patent number: 7254990
    Abstract: A sensor for sensing one or more properties of a vehicle fluid has a tuning fork resonator adapted to contact the fluid. The tuning fork resonator comprises two tines and is operable to oscillate so that the two tines move in opposite phase at a frequency of less than 1 MHz while contacting the fluid to generate a resonator response indicative of one or more properties of the fluid. In another aspect, a sensor includes a substrate and a flexural resonator on the substrate and adapted to contact the fluid. Circuitry for operation of the resonator is on the substrate. The resonator is adapted to receive an input signal and to oscillate while contacting the fluid to generate a resonator response indicative of one or more properties of the fluid. One suitable application for the invention is monitoring the condition of a vehicle engine oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Visyx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Leonid Matsiev, James Bennett, Daniel M. Pinkas, Mikhail Spitkovsky, Oleg Kolosov, Shenheng Guan, Mark Uhrich, G. Cameron Dales, John F. Varni, Blake Walker, Vladimir Gammer, Dave Padowitz, Eric Low
  • Patent number: 7210332
    Abstract: A sensor and methods for making and using the same in which a mechanical resonator is employed, comprising a resonator portion for resonating in a fluid without the substantial generation of acoustic waves; and an electrical connection between the resonator portion for oscillating and a source of an input signal; wherein the portion for resonating, the electrical connection or both includes a base material and a performance-tuning material that is different from the base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Symyx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Oleg Kolosov, Leonid Matsiev, David Padowitz
  • Patent number: 7207211
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for measurement of mass of small sample sizes. The method and apparatus is particularly adapted for providing microbalance measurement of solid materials as part of a combinatorial research program. The method and apparatus contemplate monitoring the response of a resonator holding a sample and correlating the response with mass change in the samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Symyx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric D. Carlson, Oleg Kolosov, Leonid Matsiev
  • Publication number: 20070052970
    Abstract: An improved method and assembly, wherein the method generally includes the steps of providing a coated or uncoated sensor element having an exposed sensing surface; attaching the sensor element to a platform so that the exposed sensing surface is spaced from the platform; and optionally applying a protective layer over the platform while maintaining the sensing surface as exposed. The assembly includes a resonator having a free portion with a sensing surface is incorporated onto a platform, components of the sensor are physically shielded from harsh operating conditions, the requisite space is maintained between the free portion of the resonator and the platform, and the sensing surface of the resonator remains exposed for sensing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Publication date: March 8, 2007
    Applicant: Symyx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Oleg Kolosov, Leonid Matsiev, John Varni, G. Dales, Olaf Ludtke, Dirk Wullner, Andreas Buhrdorf, Heiko Dobrinski
  • Publication number: 20070017291
    Abstract: Fluid sensor methods and systems adapted for monitoring and/or controlling distillation operations in fluidic systems, such as batch distillation operations or continuous distillation operations, are disclosed. Preferred embodiments are directed to process monitoring and/or process control for unit operations involving endpoint determination of a distillation, for example, as applied to a liquid-component-switching operation (e.g., a solvent switching operation), a liquid-liquid separation operation, a solute concentration operation, a dispersed-phase concentration operation, among others.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Applicant: Symyx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Cypes, Mark Uhrich, Eric Carlson, Oleg Kolosov, David Padowitz, James Bennett, Leonid Matsiev
  • Publication number: 20070003450
    Abstract: Particle and multi-phase system monitoring methods, systems and apparatus are disclosed. Preferred embodiments comprise one or more mechanical resonator sensing elements. In preferred embodiments a sensor or a sensor subassembly is ported to a fluidized bed vessel such as a fluidized bed polymerization reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2005
    Publication date: January 4, 2007
    Inventors: Ian Burdett, Timothy Lynn, Oleg Kolosov, Daniel Zilker, Leonid Matsiev
  • Publication number: 20060218996
    Abstract: A sensor for sensing one or more properties of a vehicle fluid has a tuning fork resonator adapted to contact the fluid. The tuning fork resonator comprises two tines and is operable to oscillate so that the two tines move in opposite phase at a frequency of less than 1 MHz while contacting the fluid to generate a resonator response indicative of one or more properties of the fluid. In another aspect, a sensor includes a substrate and a flexural resonator on the substrate and adapted to contact the fluid. Circuitry for operation of the resonator is on the substrate. The resonator is adapted to receive an input signal and to oscillate while contacting the fluid to generate a resonator response indicative of one or more properties of the fluid. One suitable application for the invention is monitoring the condition of a vehicle engine oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Publication date: October 5, 2006
    Applicant: Symyx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Leonid Matsiev, James Bennett, Daniel Pinkas, Mikhail Spitkovsky, Oleg Kolosov, Shenheng Guan, Mark Uhrich, G. Dales, John Varni, Blake Walker, Vladimir Gammer, Dave Padowitz, Eric Low
  • Patent number: 7112443
    Abstract: A library of material samples is screened for properties such as permeability. A library of material samples is provided. A stimulus such as an exposure to a permeate fluid is provided to each member of the library. A response of each of the material samples due to the stimulus is measured and the response, the stimulus or both are recorded and related to provide data. Thereafter, the data is analyzed to reach conclusions regarding the properties of the material samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: Symyx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Damian A. Hajduk, Oleg Kolosov