Controlled By Article, Person, Or Animal Patents (Class 250/221)
  • Patent number: 10996051
    Abstract: An example system for determining space availability in an aircraft includes a plurality of laser sensors configured to be positioned in a baggage container at a first wall and a second wall, and the first wall and the second wall face each other. The plurality of laser sensors emit signals within the baggage container and detect reflected responses to generate outputs. The system also includes one or more processors in communication with the plurality of laser sensors for executing instructions stored in non-transitory computer readable media to perform functions including receiving the outputs from the plurality of laser sensors, mapping contents of the baggage container based on the outputs from the plurality of laser sensors, and based on said mapping, outputting data indicative of occupied space in the baggage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Amar Patel, Vinutha Patel
  • Patent number: 10996467
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for displaying an operational area, the apparatus comprising a headset (10) for placing over a user's eyes, the headset including a viewing device (12) configured to provide to said user, in use, a view of a real-world environment, a display generating device for depicting an operational area, said operational area being defined within said real-world environment and comprising a plurality of functional regions each defining a different one or more selectable functions or operations that can be performed in respect of said operational area, the apparatus being configured to transfer image data from said display generating device into said user's view of said real-world environment at said viewing device to generate an augmented reality environment, the apparatus further comprising a control module (26) including a control device (28) configured to be selectively communicably coupled to all of said functional regions to enable a user to selectively perform the respective one or more fun
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventors: Ian Geoffrey James, Edmond Richard Ridge, David John Simm, Malcolm Grant Pigott
  • Patent number: 10987942
    Abstract: A printing apparatus includes a printer function part configured to print on a recording sheet, a power supply including a rechargeable battery, a charger configured to charge the rechargeable battery, and an input part configured to input information. The printer function part, the input part, the power supply, and the charger are arranged from a first end of the printing apparatus towards a second end opposite to the first end, in an order of the printer function part, the input part, the power supply, and the charger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Tatsuya Oguchi, Sumio Watanabe, Yukihiro Mori
  • Patent number: 10988366
    Abstract: A liquid dispenser is provided that includes a housing configured to dispense liquid into a container, the housing having an outlet for dispensing liquid into the container. The liquid dispenser includes a proximity sensor disposed proximate to the outlet and configured to detect the container when the container is disposed proximate to the outlet; a light source disposed proximate to the outlet and configured to emit a beam of light to identify a location of liquid to be dispensed from the outlet; and a processor configured to determine whether the container is disposed proximate to the outlet based on an output signal from the proximity sensor; and illuminate the light source to project the beam of light towards an opening of the container based on the output signal from the proximity sensor, to inform a user of a location of liquid to be dispensed from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Regina M. Garcia, Eric R. Garcia
  • Patent number: 10983621
    Abstract: A touch display device and a driving method thereof are provided. A driving signal line configured to drive light emitting unit to emit light is multiplexed as a detection electrode. Moreover, the capacitance is formed between the detection electrode and a transparent conductive layer, the capacitance can be changed according to a change in touch force, so that when a position of the detection electrode is pressed, a distance between the detection electrode and the transparent conductive layer changes, and the capacitance between the detection electrode and the transparent conductive layer changes accordingly. In this way, a magnitude of the force at a touch position can be determined by a change in a capacitance value between the detection electrode and the transparent conductive layer, so that a force touch function can be realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignees: Hefei BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Xu, Tongmin Liu, Jin Sha, Dayu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10984236
    Abstract: A system and an apparatus are provided, for gaze tracking within a defined operating range. The apparatus includes at least one optical system, which capable of capturing radiation in a wavelength range produced by a composite illumination source. The apparatus also includes at least one set of illumination sources creating the composite illumination source, wherein: at least one of the illumination sources is positioned relative to the optical system such that it ensures a user bright pupil response at the beginning of the apparatus operating range; and the composite illumination source size is such that it creates a Purkinje image on a user's eye capable of being distinguished by the optical system at the end of the apparatus operating range. The apparatus also includes an illumination controller for activating and deactivating the at least one composite illumination source, and a signal processing controller for transmitting generated images from the at least one optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Mirametrix Inc.
    Inventors: Simon St-Hilaire, Nicholas Joseph Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10977987
    Abstract: Display systems, devices and methods that utilize one or more native display elements as photo-sensing elements to detect light. A display device includes a plurality of light-emitting diode (LED) pixel elements arranged in an array having a plurality of columns and a plurality of rows, and a control circuit configured to selectively activate a first LED pixel element to emit light, and simultaneously activate a second LED pixel element to detect light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventor: Kirk Hargreaves
  • Patent number: 10977883
    Abstract: A system, apparatus and method utilize a micro electronic device implanted in a person or group of persons, or wearable thereby, to manage a variety of activities, including interrogating an RF microdevice for information. The microdevice has a housing, an antenna, a microprocessor, a tuning capacitor, and a transducer such as a location transponder, a thermometer, a heart rate transducer, a blood pressure transducer, and an information storage element. The method includes the steps of providing the microdevice and attaching it to a person. The person brings the microdevice near a login system having an RF reader and a login processor. The reader communicates with the microdevice via RF signals, and signals the login processor to corroborate an identification code from the microdevice. If the login processor corroborates the identification code, it signals the microdevice to permit access to information from the transducer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: T.W. Vending, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Westby, Eric Bloms, Sam Bengston, Patrick McMullan
  • Patent number: 10965096
    Abstract: A fixture assembly for testing a surface emitting laser diode and a testing apparatus having the same are provided. The fixture assembly comprises a base, an upper cover and a latch mechanism. The base includes at least one pocket, and at least one electrical contact interface disposed in the pocket. The upper cover includes a body, an abutting block and a pressing member disposed in the body. The abutting block is engageable with the body for slidable movement with respect to the body. The latch mechanism is disposed on the base and the upper cover, and is configured to selectively connect or disconnect the base to or from the upper cover. When the latch mechanism is operated to connect the base to the upper cover, the pocket and an opening of the abutting block form into a through cavity through which the laser diode emits the laser beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: CHROMA ATE INC.
    Inventor: James E. Hopkins
  • Patent number: 10962320
    Abstract: An optical firearm trigger is disclosed, revealing means and methods of initiating discharge of a firearm without the use of a mechanical trigger. In this manner the grip of the firearm will not change due to the mechanical loading required to pull the trigger further alleviating the hold, or squeeze, on the firearm during discharge. It further relates to firearm safety as it provides methods and means to prevent reflexive, unintentional trigger pull by the shooter. No personalization or additional security is incorporated in the firearm by this disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Dorothy Devine Burdine, Lavada Sue Pitts
  • Patent number: 10949946
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus (client apparatus) includes an obtaining unit configured to obtain a fisheye image captured by an imaging unit including a fisheye lens, a detection unit configured to detect an object having a specific size as a detection target object from the fisheye image obtained by the obtaining unit, and a setting unit configured to set a size of the detection target object to be detected by the detection unit based on a distance from a reference position in the fisheye image and a height at which the imaging unit is installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takafumi Yanagisawa
  • Patent number: 10921485
    Abstract: A system includes an optical window, and an illuminator and a first light sensor deployed on a same side of the optical window. The system further includes a second light sensor on another side of the optical window. The system further includes a computer including a processor and memory. The memory includes instructions such that the processor is programmed to identify an obstruction on the optical window upon the first light sensor reporting first data from the illuminator that is above an expected threshold. The expected threshold is based on second data from the second light sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David Michael Herman, Ashwin Arunmozhi, Venkatesh Krishnan
  • Patent number: 10915131
    Abstract: A method of managing energy consumption in an enclosed spaced includes the step of providing temperature and foot traffic data to a plan generator. The method further includes the steps of generating an energy plan based on the temperature and foot traffic data and controlling one or more energy consuming devices based on the energy plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SHOPPERTRAK RCT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher Ainsley, William C. Kastilahn, Bill McCarthy, Randy Storch, Edward A. Marcheselli
  • Patent number: 10907987
    Abstract: A system is provided for detecting a change on a moving surface, for instance in color and/or texture, comprising: at least one light generating device for generating light to be directed to the moving surface; and at least one light sensor for capturing reflected light from the moving surface; wherein the change on the moving surface, for instance in color and/or texture, is detected based on the reflected light captured by the light sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Laborelec CVBA
    Inventors: Robrecht Van Velthoven, Michaël Burm, Olivier Decroupet, Luc Van Goethem, Renaud Ligot
  • Patent number: 10905204
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a pull and a manufacturing method of the pull, which can mount an electronic component inside a handle part without damaging the electronic component and have favorable electronic functions. The pull of the disclosure is to be mounted on a slider for a slide fastener, and includes a ring part, an insertion part, the handle part, and the electronic component. The ring part is to be mounted on the slider. The insertion part is connected to the ring part for receiving an injection material. The handle part is formed sequentially on the insertion part by the injection material. The electronic component is mounted inside the handle part in a process in which the handle part is formed sequentially on the insertion part by the injection material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: YKK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji Kondo, Wei Chen Yeh, Chin Wen Yen
  • Patent number: 10901090
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for measuring a distance between an object of a scene and a Time-Of-Flight camera system, and providing a depth map of the object, the Time-Of-Flight camera system comprising an illumination unit, an imaging sensor having a matrix of pixels and image processing means, the method being characterized by the following steps: modifying in a discrete way the illumination of said illumination unit in order to illuminate elementary areas of the scene with different incident intensities, respectively, for distinguishing the direct incident light beams from the indirect incident light beams; receiving onto the pixels of the matrix of the sensor the beams reflected by said elementary areas and providing the image processing means with corresponding data; processing the said corresponding data for eliminating the influence of the indirect light beams in the depth map of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Depthsensing Solutions SA/NV
    Inventor: Ward Van Der Tempel
  • Patent number: 10903387
    Abstract: There are provided an optical sensing assembly, a method for manufacturing an optical sensing assembly, and an optical sensing system. In the optical sensing assembly, a light emitting surface of a light emitting element is arranged in nonparallel to a light receiving surface of a light sensing element. Further, the optical sensing system is formed by the optical sensing assembly and a light guide assembly. Therefore, a distance between light emitted by the light emitting element to a to-be-detected object and light received by the light sensing element is increased, so that optical crosstalk can be greatly suppressed even if the optical sensing assembly has a small size, thereby improving distance detection accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: SILERGY SEMICONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGY (HANGZHOU) LTD
    Inventor: Suyi Lin
  • Patent number: 10902273
    Abstract: A vehicle system in a vehicle, comprising a first sensor configured to survey an environment proximate to the vehicle, including an object outside of the vehicle, a second sensor located within a vehicle cabin and configured to obtain data indicative of facial information of an occupant of the vehicle, and a processor in communication with the first and second sensors and programmed to output information regarding the object on a display of the vehicle system in response to the data indicative of the facial information indicating that the occupant is viewing the object outside of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignees: Denso International America, Inc.
    Inventors: Vikas Upmanue, Sean Bleicher, Te-ping Kang, Yu Zhang, Bilal Alasry, Scott Walenty, Doua Vang, Tetsuya Hara
  • Patent number: 10895936
    Abstract: A display apparatus including a display, and a detector which is coupled to the display. The touch detector is to detect a touch input when light passing through a touch area on the display is blocked. The touch detector includes a cover member covering the display, and the cover member includes at least one curved surface formed to guide light passing through the touch area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Sangkoo Han, Hwikyeong An
  • Patent number: 10888391
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an elongated medical device (1) suitable for intravascular insertion. Said device comprising a flexible elongated body (2) having a distal portion (3) with a distal end (4) and a proximal portion (5) and an optic force sensing assembly (20) disposed within said flexible elongated body (2) proximate said distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Ablacon Inc
    Inventor: Peter Ruppersberg
  • Patent number: 10892752
    Abstract: A sensor system for protecting movable objects, in particular motor-driven doors or flaps, having at least one capacitive sensor and having at least one control unit. The control unit is designed to generate a transmission signal for the capacitive sensor and to evaluate a first reception signal therefrom. At least one further electrode is provided, wherein the capacitive sensor and the further electrode are movable relative to one another. The control unit has an evaluation arrangement which evaluates a second reception signal from the further electrode, and the evaluation arrangement is designed to derive an item of information relating to the distance between the capacitive sensor and the further electrode from the second reception signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: MAYSER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Martin Scheible, Markus Werner, Thomas Wiest
  • Patent number: 10883254
    Abstract: The invention relates to an operating unit for a working machine with at least one boom, wherein the operating device is configured to generate control signals for actuating the working machine in dependence on at least one joint position of a hand of an operator, and wherein the operating device comprises at least one operating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhard Bolz, Florian Mang, Dieter Ansorge
  • Patent number: 10873401
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems and methods employing contact lens sensors are provided. In some aspects, a contact lens includes a substrate that forms at least a portion of the body of the contact lens; an optical communication device disposed on or within the substrate; and a photodetector disposed on or within the substrate, wherein the photodetector harvests light emitted from a device and generates power from the harvested light. In some aspects, an apparatus comprises a tag having a circuit including: an optical communication device; and a photodetector that harvests light received and generates power from the harvested light. The tag can be disposed on or within a contact lens in various aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Nathan Pletcher, Brian Otis
  • Patent number: 10864679
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an optoelectronic sensor (10) is provided that has a reception unit (22) having a reception optics (24), a light receiver (28), and a diaphragm (26) therebetween, wherein the diaphragm (26) is arranged in a focal plane of the reception optics (24) so that a received light beam (20) generated by the reception optics is incident through the diaphragm aperture (42) of the diaphragm (26) at the point of smallest constriction. The diaphragm (26) is manufactured as an individual diaphragm using the reception optics (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: SICK AG
    Inventors: Martin Marra, Oliver Ostojic
  • Patent number: 10863905
    Abstract: The invention relates to an OCT system comprising an OCT light source, an OCT evaluation unit, a first OCT light guide, a second OCT light guide and a changeover module. The light from the OCT light source passes through the changeover module. In a first state of the changeover module, the OCT light is passed to an entry end of the first OCT light guide. In a second state of the changeover module, the OCT light is passed to an entry end of the second OCT light guide. A scanning device assigned to the first OCT light guide is arranged between the changeover module and the object plane. The OCT system according to the invention can be used in a flexible manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: OptoMedical Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Marc Krug, Eva Lankenau
  • Patent number: 10854063
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein for monitoring activities of organisms, including sleep. In various embodiments, logic (116) may receive, from a first sensor (106) adapted to detect activity in a first area (104), signal(s) indicating activity of an organism. Based on these signal(s), the logic may identify (504) a first time at which the organism transitions into a first state. The logic may later receive (508), from a second sensor (110, 114) adapted to detect activity in a second area (108, 112), signal(s) indicative of activity in the second area. Based on these subsequent signal(s), the logic may identify (510) a second time that is after the first time, determine (512) whether the first sensor provided signal(s) indicative of activity in the first area within another time interval preceding the second time, and selectively store (514) an indication of transition of the organism into a second state based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Warner Rudolph Theophile Ten Kate
  • Patent number: 10844646
    Abstract: Light grid for protecting the door edge of a motor-driven door against collision with an object, having a transmitter strip and a receiver strip with transmitter elements and receiver elements, for detecting an object in the plane of the door panels by interruption of the reception of individual receiver elements. An evaluation device distinguishes between normal and safety cases based on the detection of a status for the door, identifies the safety case if the number of uninterrupted receiving elements between door edge and object falls below a critical number, and identifies the normal case if the safety case is not identified. A communication device outputs a signal for the status. The evaluation device determines a distance value corresponding to the number of uninterrupted receiver elements below the door edge up to the first interrupted element, and the communication device varies the frequency as a function of the distance value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: CEDES AG
    Inventor: Loris Zanolari
  • Patent number: 10839182
    Abstract: An information reader includes a reader main unit and a case. The case houses therein an inner pad serving as an electrostatic capacity type of switch used by an operator to enable an information reading unit to read information. The inner pad is assembled within the case to be directed toward a touch detection region of the case. A switch unit, which is separated from the reader main unit, is provided with a touch electrode pad to which electrical charge is applied in response to an operator's touch operation, a wiring line one of whose both ends is electrically connected to the touch electrode pad, and a transmission pad to which the other end is electrically connected. The transmission pad is assembled with the case on the outer surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Akihiro Sugiura, Masaaki Kuriyama, Koji Konosu, Hiroshi Hishida, Hidenori Ishii, Yoshihiro Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10837913
    Abstract: We describe a detection module useful with an apparatus and/or system for conducting luminescence assays, and a kit, a system, an apparatus, and a method incorporating the detection module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: MESO SCALE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Charles M. Clinton, Jacob N. Wohlstadter
  • Patent number: 10816694
    Abstract: A system to detect obstacles includes a power beam transmission circuit, a power beam reception circuit arranged to receive a power beam from the power beam transmission circuit, an emitter module, and a detector module arranged to distinguish between a first characteristic and a second characteristic. The emitter module includes a first emitter arranged to emit a first signal having the first characteristic, the first signal emitted in proximity to the power beam, and a second emitter arranged to emit a second signal having the second characteristic, the second characteristic different from the first characteristic, the second signal emitted in proximity to the first signal. The detector module includes a first detector arranged to respond to the first signal emitted by the first emitter, wherein the detector module is arranged to determine when an obstacle is in or near a line-of-sight transmission path between the first emitter and the first detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: LASERMOTIVE, INC.
    Inventors: Jordin T. Kare, Thomas J. Nugent, Jr., David Bashford, Carsten Casey Erickson, Thomas W. Bashford
  • Patent number: 10816692
    Abstract: The present invention provides a package structure of an optical apparatus which includes a substrate, a light emitting device, a light sensing device, and a light barrier member. The light emitting device is disposed on the substrate and electrically connected to the substrate. The light emitting device is for emitting light. The light sensing device is disposed on the substrate and is a chip scale package (CSP) device. The light sensing device is for receiving light reflected by an object. The light barrier member is disposed around a periphery of the light sensing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INCORPORATION
    Inventors: En-Feng Hsu, Nien-Tse Chen
  • Patent number: 10811289
    Abstract: There is provided a substrate transfer apparatus for unloading each of a plurality of target substrates, which is to be transferred to each of a plurality of processing devices, from each of a plurality of containers connected to the substrate transfer apparatus, each of the plurality of containers being configured to accommodate the plurality of target substrates. The apparatus comprises: a transfer chamber including an arm disposed to take out each of the plurality of target substrates which is to be transferred to each of the plurality of processing devices from each of the plurality of containers; a plurality of connection units arranged side by side in a vertical direction and a lateral direction along one side surface of the transfer chamber, and connected to the plurality of containers, respectively; and movement mechanisms configured to move at least one of the plurality of connection units in the lateral direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventor: Norihiko Tsuji
  • Patent number: 10806364
    Abstract: Electrooculogram (EOG) detection methods and EOG detection apparatuses are described. The EOG detection method can comprise: acquiring at least one EOG signal of a blink of at least one eye of a user; and analyzing the at least one EOG signal to determine whether the blink is a protective blink. A basis is thus provided for further applications of an eye movement detection technology by determining, according to an EOG signal of a user, whether a blink of the user is a protective blink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Beijing Zhigu Rui Tuo Tech Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hao Liu, Wei Shi
  • Patent number: 10794762
    Abstract: A method for ambient light subtraction providing a sensor having an emitter, a receiver, and a processor; performing a first sampling process, during which the emitter does not emit signals, the receiver receives a first ambient light signal converted into a first data set by the processor; performing a second sampling process, during which the emitter emits a detecting signal, the receiver receives a second ambient light signal and the detecting signal converted into a second data set by the processor; performing a third sampling process, during which the emitter does not emit signals, the receiver receives a third ambient light signal converted into a third data set by the processor; deriving an average value by calculating the average of the first data set and the third data set; and deriving a difference value by calculating the difference between the second data set and the average value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: LITE-ON SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: John Julius De Leon Asuncion, Prabakaran Chinnusamy, Tong-Tee Tan
  • Patent number: 10789730
    Abstract: A method for determining the position of an object includes: using a projector to project a marker pattern to a projection zone such that a first marker feature of the marker pattern is projected on a first surface portion, using a camera to capture an image of a viewing zone which at least partly overlaps the projection zone, and determining the position of said first surface portion by analyzing the captured image, wherein the viewing zone surrounds the camera, and the image of the viewing zone is captured by forming an annular image of the viewing zone on an image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
    Inventor: Vesa Pentikäinen
  • Patent number: 10782619
    Abstract: A movable body apparatus is provided with: a substrate holder which holds a substrate and which can move in the X- and Y-axis directions; a Y coarse movement stage which can move in the Y-axis direction; a first measurement system which acquires position information on substrate holder by means of heads provided on substrate holder and a scale provided on Y coarse movement stage; a second measurement system which acquires position information on Y coarse movement stage by means of heads provided on Y coarse movement stage and a scale; and a control system which controls the position of substrate holder based on position information acquired by first and second measurement systems. The first measurement system irradiates a measurement beam while moving heads in X-axis direction with respect to the scale, and second measurement system irradiates a measurement beam while moving heads in Y-axis direction with respect to the scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasuo Aoki
  • Patent number: 10782342
    Abstract: Aspects relate to an integrated optical probe card and a system for performing wafer testing of optical micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) structures with an in-plane optical axis. On-wafer optical screening of optical MEMS structures may be performed utilizing one or more micro-optical bench components to redirect light between an out-of-plane direction that is perpendicular to the in-plane optical axis to an in-plane direction that is parallel to the in-plane optical axis to enable testing of the optical MEMS structures with vertical injection of the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SI-WARE SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Bassam Saadany, Mostafa Medhat, Muhammad Nagi, Ahmed Shebl, Yasser M. Sabry, Bassem Mortada, Diaa Khalil
  • Patent number: 10775204
    Abstract: Template matching with an image captured by the first imaging element is performed to obtain a first movement amount in a circumferential direction of the first mark, template matching with an image captured by the second imaging element is performed to obtain a second movement amount in a circumferential direction of the second mark, and a rotation angle is calculated and output by using the first movement amount and the second movement amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Takayuki Kondo
  • Patent number: 10775234
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed and includes an optical sensor module, a window, a first shield-printed layer, and a second shield-printed layer. The optical sensor module includes a first optical sensor and a second optical sensor. The window covers the optical sensor module. The first shield-printed layer is printed in a first region for transmitting a sensor light from the first optical sensor on a lower surface of the window facing the optical sensor module. The second shield-printed layer is printed in a second region for transmitting a sensor light from the second optical sensor on the lower surface of the window. The first and second shield-printed layers are printed using a same coloring material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Seungtaek Oh, Namsu Kim, Myunggon Kim, Seohyun Kim
  • Patent number: 10768125
    Abstract: A wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometer of the present invention includes: a position sensitive detector (10) configured to detect intensities of secondary X-rays (41) at different spectral angles, by using detection elements (7) corresponding to the secondary X-rays (41) at different spectral angles; a measured spectrum display unit (14) configured to display a relationship between a position, in an arrangement direction, of each detection element (7), and a detected intensity by the detection element (7), as a measured spectrum, on a display (15); a detection area setting unit (16) configured to be set a peak area and a background area; and a quantification unit (17) configured to calculate, as a net intensity, an intensity of the fluorescent X-rays to be measured, based on a peak intensity in the peak area, a background intensity in the background area, and a background correction coefficient, and to perform quantitative analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Rigaku Corporation
    Inventors: Shuichi Kato, Yoshiyuki Kataoka, Hajime Fujimura, Takashi Yamada
  • Patent number: 10761329
    Abstract: An image projection device includes: a projection unit that projects an image light beam forming an image onto a pupil of an eyeball of a user to project the image onto a retina of the eyeball; a detection unit that detects a direction in which the pupil has moved relative to a face of the user and a speed of movement of the pupil; and a control unit that performs different controls of the image when the pupil has moved at different speeds in a same direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: QD LASER, INC.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Sugawara, Makoto Suzuki, Michio Arai
  • Patent number: 10739493
    Abstract: The disclosure prevents a string-shaped elastic member from being sandwiched and held between a light transmitting plate and a frame body or the like in a twisted state. At least a part of a side wall on an outer side of a storage groove (21) is provided with a projection part (22) preventing an elastic member (4) from being twisted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Shunsuke Mogi, Tetsuya Fukumoto
  • Patent number: 10733743
    Abstract: An object displacement detection method includes capturing n images of an object for obtaining n sets of image dots, where the object corresponds to an ith set of image dots in an ith image of the n images; performing (n?1) difference calculations using the n sets of image dots to obtain (n?1) sets of difference image dots, where a jth set of difference image dots of the (n?1) sets of difference image dots is generated by performing a jth difference calculation of the (n?1) difference calculations using a (j+1)th set of image dots and a jth set of image dots of the n sets of the image dots; and determining the object has displaced when a sum of numbers of the (n?1) sets of difference image dots reaches a first threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Qisda Corporation
    Inventors: Po-Fu Wu, Yi-Chen Ho
  • Patent number: 10724709
    Abstract: A coordinated effects system and automated luminaire are provided. The automated luminaire includes a light source, an optical device, a first prism system, a second prism system, and a control system. The light source is configured to emit a light beam. The optical device is configured to produce a first image in the light beam. The first and second prism systems include corresponding first and second pluralities of prisms and are configured to position selected ones of their respective prisms in the light beam or to remove all of their prisms from the light beam. The first prism system is configured to rotate the selected one of its prisms to produce a modified image from the image. The second prism system is configured to rotate the selected one of its prisms to produce an output image from the modified image. The control system is configured to control the first and second prism systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Robe Lighting s.r.o.
    Inventors: Pavel Jurik, Josef Valchar
  • Patent number: 10725299
    Abstract: An example head-worn device includes a camera, a display device, weld detection circuitry, and pixel data processing circuitry. The camera generates first pixel data from a field of view of the head-worn device. The display device displays second pixel data to a wearer of the head-worn device based on the first pixel data captured by the camera. The weld detection circuitry determines whether a welding arc is present and generates a control signal indicating a result of the determination. The pixel data processing circuitry processes the first pixel data captured by the camera to generate the second pixel data for display on the display device, where a mode of operation of said pixel data processing circuitry is selected from a plurality of modes based on said control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Nishank Patel, Praveen Dandu
  • Patent number: 10695908
    Abstract: An access protection system comprises a first safety sensor, a second safety sensor, and an electronic control device that is in signal connection with the first and second safety sensors. The first and second safety sensors are laser scanners that each form a safety protected field and that each form a first detection protected field in operation and that are arranged such that the first detection protected fields do not overlap at least regionally. The electronic control device is configured to trigger a safety function on a penetration of an object into the safety protected field of the first and/or second safety sensors and to change the operating state of the access protection system when a penetration of the object is determined both into the first detection protected field of the first safety sensor and into the first detection protected field of the second safety sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SICK AG
    Inventor: Urs Dietrich
  • Patent number: 10698132
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for simplifying the configuration process of setting monitoring zones for a laser scanner. The method includes activating a configuration mode of the laser and sampling a field of view to establish a frame of reference including the target item to be monitored and other static items present in the field of view. To configure the monitoring zone, an operator may enter the area and sends signals to the laser scanner via a remote controller at a variety of vertex points. The signals for each of the vertex points are thereafter analyzed by the laser scanner to determine positional data and establish the boundaries of the monitoring zone for the laser scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: DATALOGIC IP TECH S.R.L.
    Inventor: Nicola Alessi
  • Patent number: 10688535
    Abstract: A method of obtaining cullet from a thin film solar module unit is disclosed. The method involves applying a detectable tagging material onto an exposed outer surface of a glass substrate of the thin film solar module unit over one or more electrically conductive contact strips located beneath and visible through the glass substrate. Thereafter, the thin film solar module unit is crushed into assorted module pieces. The assorted module pieces are then sorted by detecting module pieces that include the detectable tagging material and separating the assorted module pieces into a collection of accepted module pieces and a collection of rejected module pieces. The collection of accepted module pieces has module pieces determined not to include the detectable tagging material. Recycled glass is then obtained from the collection of accepted module pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventor: Chandrashekhar S Khadilkar
  • Patent number: 10690479
    Abstract: A sensor is disclosed that provides measurements in multiple degrees of freedom without significantly increasing size, complexity, or cost. The sensor can include a light component in support of a first light source operable to direct a first beam of light, and a second light source operable to direct a second beam of light. The sensor can also include an imaging device that can directly receive the first beam of light and the second beam of light and convert these into electric signals. The imaging device and the light component can be movable relative to one another. The sensor can further include a light location module and/or a position module configured to receive the electric signals and determine locations of the first beam of light, the second beam of light on the imaging device and a relative position of the imaging device and the light component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: REMEMDIA LLC
    Inventor: Fraser M. Smith
  • Patent number: 10688283
    Abstract: A device may operate a guide wire and be operable by a single operator digit. The device may include an insertion control device for advancing the guide wire in a forward and in a reverse direction and along a longitudinal axis of the guide wire; and a rotary device for rolling a guide wire about the longitudinal axis. A robotic instrument driver may be operatively coupled to the device and configured to control axial movement of the guide wire along the longitudinal axis according to input received from the insertion control device and to control rotational movement of the guide wire according to input received from the rotary device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Auris Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Serena H. Wong, Sean Paul Walker, June Park, Richard Henderson