Patents by Inventor Thanh Vinh Nguyen

Thanh Vinh Nguyen 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).

  • Publication number: 20200408721
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sensor includes first and second structure bodies, and a detector. The first structure body includes a supporter, and first and second deformable parts supported by the supporter. The second deformable part has at least one of a second length less than a first length of the first deformable part, a second width greater than a first width of the first deformable part, a second thickness greater than a first thickness of the first deformable part, a second Young's modulus greater than a first Young's modulus of the first deformable part, or a second spring constant greater than a first spring constant of the first deformable part. The second structure body is connected to the first structure body. A liquid is provided between the first and second structure bodies. The detector outputs a signal corresponding to a deformation of the first or second deformable part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicants: The University of Tokyo, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Isao SHIMOYAMA, Minh Dung NGUYEN, Thanh-Vinh NGUYEN, Takanori USAMI, Kazuo WATABE, Takahiro OMORI, Kiyoshi MATSUMOTO
  • Publication number: 20200408722
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sensor includes a first structure body, a second structure body, and a detector. The first structure body includes a supporter, a deformable part supported by a first portion of the supporter, and a membrane part. At least a portion of the membrane part is connected to the deformable part and a second portion of the supporter. The second structure body is connected to the first structure body. A liquid is provided between the first structure body and the second structure body. The detector outputs a signal corresponding to a deformation of the deformable part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicants: The University of Tokyo, KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Isao SHIMOYAMA, Thanh-Vinh NGUYEN, Minh Dung NGUYEN, Takahiro OMORI, Kazuo WATABE
  • Patent number: 9518840
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for effectively sensing rotational position of an object. In certain embodiments, a rotational position sensor can include a shaft configured to couple with the rotating object. The shaft can be configured to couple with a magnet carrier such that rotation of the shaft yields translational motion of the carrier. A magnet mounted to the carrier also moves longitudinally with respect to the axis of the shaft, and relative to a magnetic field sensor configured to detect the magnet's longitudinal position. The detected longitudinal position can be in a range corresponding to a rotational range of the shaft, where the rotational range can be greater than one turn. In certain embodiments, the rotational position sensor can include a programmable capability to facilitate ease and flexibility in calibration and use in a wide range of applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Bourns, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugen Bogos, Perry Wehlmann, Thanh Vinh Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20150300839
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for effectively sensing rotational position of an object. In certain embodiments, a rotational position sensor can include a shaft configured to couple with the rotating object. The shaft can be configured to couple with a magnet carrier such that rotation of the shaft yields translational motion of the carrier. A magnet mounted to the carrier also moves longitudinally with respect to the axis of the shaft, and relative to a magnetic field sensor configured to detect the magnet's longitudinal position. The detected longitudinal position can be in a range corresponding to a rotational range of the shaft, where the rotational range can be greater than one turn. In certain embodiments, the rotational position sensor can include a programmable capability to facilitate ease and flexibility in calibration and use in a wide range of applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2015
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Eugen BOGOS, Perry WEHLMANN, Thanh Vinh NGUYEN
  • Patent number: 8947076
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for effectively sensing rotational position of an object. In certain embodiments, a rotational position sensor can include a shaft configured to couple with the rotating object. The shaft can be configured to couple with a magnet carrier such that rotation of the shaft yields translational motion of the carrier. A magnet mounted to the carrier also moves longitudinally with respect to the axis of the shaft, and relative to a magnetic field sensor configured to detect the magnet's longitudinal position. The detected longitudinal position can be in a range corresponding to a rotational range of the shaft, where the rotational range can be greater than one turn. In certain embodiments, the rotational position sensor can include a programmable capability to facilitate ease and flexibility in calibration and use in a wide range of applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Bourns, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugen Bogos, Perry Wehlman, Thanh Vinh Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20110175601
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for effectively sensing rotational position of an object. In certain embodiments, a rotational position sensor can include a shaft configured to couple with the rotating object. The shaft can be configured to couple with a magnet carrier such that rotation of the shaft yields translational motion of the carrier. A magnet mounted to the carrier also moves longitudinally with respect to the axis of the shaft, and relative to a magnetic field sensor configured to detect the magnet's longitudinal position. The detected longitudinal position can be in a range corresponding to a rotational range of the shaft, where the rotational range can be greater than one turn. In certain embodiments, the rotational position sensor can include a programmable capability to facilitate ease and flexibility in calibration and use in a wide range of applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: BOURNS, INC.
    Inventors: Eugen Bogos, Perry Wehlman, Thanh Vinh Nguyen