With Beam Deflector Or Focussing Means Patents (Class 250/353)
  • Patent number: 11509802
    Abstract: A cellular trail camera system is disclosed and may include a housing; a mounting bracket for mounting the camera; a visible sensor; an infrared sensor; and a plurality of Fresnel lenses each operable to be individually mounted to or with the infrared sensor and to focus infrared light to the infrared sensor from a different direction. One of the Fresnel lenses may be mounted to or with the housing during operation. The housing may include a wireless transceiver, which may communicate via a cellular network. The camera may communicate with a wireless communication device via the wireless transceiver. The camera may communicate images and/or video to the wireless device. The infrared sensor may include a plurality of elements. The camera may be powered by a solar cell that is mounted on the camera or remote from the camera. The visible sensor may be activated when the infrared sensor detects a heat-generating object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Tactacam LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Stern, Garrison Peel, Jeff Peel
  • Patent number: 11480412
    Abstract: A system and a method for tracking a target and for compensating for atmospheric turbulence is described. In an embodiment, the system includes at least two light sources each emitting a light beam to the target; at least two collimators that collimate the light beam of the associated light source; and a reference device to reflect a portion of the light beam exiting from all the collimators. The system also includes: at least two targeting modules to lead the light beam from the light source to reach a predetermined zone of the target; at least two detection modules to receive and detect the portion of the beam reflected by the reference device; a module for determining angle of deviation; a module for determining phase deviation; and an adjustment module for adjusting each of the light sources in order to compensate for atmospheric turbulence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE INDUSTRIELLE DES LASERS CILAS
    Inventors: Régis Grasser, Marie Naiim-Habib
  • Patent number: 11467036
    Abstract: A cold-tunnel system is disclosed for recovery of thermal emissivity of extended targets. The cold-tunnel system is comprised of an infrared camera having a thermal imaging lens; an aperture plate having a hole aligned with the thermal imaging lens; four cold-wall panels assembled in a box pattern as a cold-tunnel assembly to form a cold tunnel; an air-blowing desiccator affixed to each cold-wall panel; an external liquid chiller to chill a reservoir of working fluid; a target under test; and an extended source blackbody reference disposed directly behind the target under test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Jason G. Zeibel, William Paul Blase, John K. Delaney
  • Patent number: 11448536
    Abstract: Near-Infrared (NIR) filter photometry is used to calculate component concentrations in multiphase flows. The disclosed methodology adapts the Beer-Lambert law for nonhomogeneous immiscible mixtures (such as oil and water) by modeling the fluid layer as a nonhomogeneous distribution of its components and deriving a mathematical relationship between measured absorbances, component path lengths, and non-homogeneity factors. The methodology is integrated into a multi-channel filter photometer to measure phase concentrations in oil-and-gas pipelines. The system is proven more accurate than current state of the art based on data from simulations, multiphase flow laboratories and field trials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: WEATHERFORD TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Vijay Ramakrishnan, John Lievois
  • Patent number: 11408979
    Abstract: Electro-optical sighting systems and methods are provided. One example includes a optical transmitter configured to emit an infrared beam along an optical path toward a target, a beam director positioned in the optical path and having a plurality of optical elements configured to direct the infrared beam and to collect reflected infrared radiation from reflection of the beam from the target, a focal plane array detector configured to receive reflected infrared radiation from the beam director, an optical phased array (OPA) positioned in the optical path between the optical transmitter and the beam director, and a controller operatively coupled to the OPA and configured to direct the OPA to defocus the infrared beam to broaden a field of view of the optical transmitter for active illumination, and focus the infrared beam to narrow the field of view of the optical transmitter for range determination and/or target designation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventor: Philip T. Shimon
  • Patent number: 11391634
    Abstract: A temperature measurement system for measuring a temperature of a measured surface includes: 1) a first temperature sensor; and 2) a reference surface including a second temperature sensor integrated therein. The first temperature sensor includes a field of view simultaneously covering both at least a portion of the measured surface and at least a portion of the reference surface, thus is configured for simultaneously taking a first measurement of both the portion of the measured surface and the portion of the reference surface. The first measurement of the reference surface taken by the first temperature sensor is compared to a second measurement taken by the second temperature sensor for use in calibrating the first temperature sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Accure Acne, Inc.
    Inventors: Henrik Hofvander, Michael John Estes
  • Patent number: 11385347
    Abstract: The system and method represents a high-resolution, three-dimensional, multi-static precipitation RADAR approach that employs agile microsatellites, in formation and remotely coupled, via a new high-precision, ultra-low power, remote timing synchronization technology. This system and method uses multi-static RADAR interferometric methods implemented via a microsatellite formation to synthesize an effectively large (e.g., 15 m) aperture to provide about 1 km horizontal resolution and about 125 m vertical resolution in the Ku-band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin R. Maschhoff, Martin F. Ryba
  • Patent number: 11385458
    Abstract: An optical device comprises a printed circuit board comprising a rigid main portion and comprising at least one flexible portion arranged at the periphery of the rigid main portion, the rigid main portion including an electronic image-capture circuit; a lens holder comprising at least one optical lens, the lens holder comprising a wall forming a cavity extending along the optical axis of the device from its top end to its bottom end, the bottom end being mounted on the rigid main portion of the printed circuit board so as to align, along the optical axis of the device, the electronic image-capture circuit and the optical lens; at least one heating element arranged on the flexible portion of the printed circuit board, the flexible portion of the printed circuit board being arranged by bearing directly against the wall of the lens holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Arkadiusz Rafalowski, Witold Poreda
  • Patent number: 11288882
    Abstract: A deposit detection device according to an embodiment includes a detection module, a determination module, and an identification module. The detection module detects a deposit region corresponding to a deposit adhering to an imaging device, based on brightness information of an image captured by the imaging device. The determination module determines whether variation in brightness information in a predetermined region of the image is within a predetermined range, in a period after a vehicle is stopped in a state in which the deposit region is detected by the detection module. The identification module identifies brightness information serving as a determination criterion of the deposit region when the determination module determines that the variation in brightness information is within a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Nobunori Asayama, Nobuhisa Ikeda, Takashi Kono, Yasushi Tani, Daisuke Yamamoto, Tomokazu Oki, Teruhiko Kamibayashi
  • Patent number: 11233954
    Abstract: A stereoscopic system that employs stereo infrared imaging to improve resolution and field of view (FOV) is disclosed. In embodiments, the stereoscopic system includes first and second infrared cameras that are configured to detect scenery in the same FOV. The stereoscopic system further includes at least one display and at least one controller configured to render imagery from the first infrared camera and imagery from the second infrared camera via a display (or multiple displays) to generate stereoscopic infrared imagery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel J. Henry
  • Patent number: 11215566
    Abstract: A system and method for internally inspecting a tubular composite part so as to identify and measure adhesive flow therewithin are provided, along with an endpoint adapter assembly of a near infrared (NIR) spectrometer. The system includes an end point adapter that fits within and maintains a consistent cross-sectional position within the tubular composite part. The system also includes a plurality of optical fibers extending radially outward from the end point adapter. The end point adapter moves longitudinally through the tubular composite part and receives light with the plurality of optical fibers following interaction of the light with the tubular composite part. The system further includes a NIR imaging spectrometer configured to disperse the light being collected by the plurality of optical fibers across an NIR spectrum and a NIR camera configured to generate images of the tubular composite part based on dispersed light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Paul H. Shelley, Jr., Christopher Wayne Fay
  • Patent number: 11187590
    Abstract: Microbolometer detectors and arrays fabricated using printed electronics and photonics techniques, including ink-based printing, are disclosed. A microbolometer detector can include a substrate, a platform suspended above the substrate, and a thermistor printed on the platform and made of a thermistor material including an electrically conducting polymer, for example a poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) polystyrene sulfonate (PEDOT:PSS) polymeric composition. The microbolometer detector can also include an electrode structure electrically connected to the thermistor, and an ohmic contact layer interposed between the thermistor and the electrode structure. The electrode structure can be made of an electrode material including silver, while the ohmic contact layer can be made of an ohmic contact material including a PEDOT-carbon nanotube polymeric composition. A microbolometer array can include a plurality of microbolometer detectors arranged in a linear or two-dimensional matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: INSTITUT NATIONAL D'OPTIQUE
    Inventor: Hassane Oulachgar
  • Patent number: 11050953
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an infrared imager suitable for detecting an infrared flux in a first and a second spectral band, the imager comprising an enclosure and comprising: a separator separating an incident infrared flux into two fluxes, a single detector suitable for detecting a flux in the two spectral bands, the detector being cooled to a temperature lower than the temperature of the enclosure, a switching optic movable between a first position in which the first flux is sent to the detector and a second position in which the second flux is sent to the detector, and a reflector having a bottom positioned in order that the image of the bottom in the first spectral band by the switching optic in the second position is situated on detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventor: Ludovic Perruchot
  • Patent number: 11042005
    Abstract: An actuator including two or more detection targets disposed on a surface and another surface of a lens barrel, respectively, an oscillating unit including a first oscillation circuit unit including two or more oscillation circuits disposed to face the surface and a second oscillation circuit unit including two or more oscillation circuits disposed to face the other surface to output oscillation signals, and a determining unit to calculate a position of the lens barrel from the oscillation signals output from the oscillating unit. A frequency range of an oscillation signal output from any one of the two or more oscillation circuits of the first oscillation circuit unit is different from that of an oscillation signal output from any one of the two or more oscillation circuits of the second oscillation circuit unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Je Hyeon Yu, Sung Man Pang, Youn Joong Lee, Ja Hwi Cho, Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 11035528
    Abstract: A light emitting device comprises a coherent source generating coherent light, a diffusing element, and a light guide part. The diffusing element includes first and second surfaces opposite to each other, and disperses the coherent light from the coherent source to generate incoherent light. The light guide part is provided on the side of the first surface of the diffusing element; it guides the coherent light emitting from the coherent source to be incident on the first surface to form a first light path, guides a part of incoherent light emitting from the first surface to emit through the first light path, guides the remaining incoherent light to emit through a second light path, and separates the first and second light paths. The luminous flux of the incoherent light emitting through the first light path is less than that of the incoherent light emitting through the second light path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: APPOTRONICS CORPORATION LIMITED
    Inventors: Fei Hu, Yi Li, Yi Yang, Liangliang Cao
  • Patent number: 10973410
    Abstract: Wearable devices capable of measuring a core body temperature and other vital signs of a user in a range of situations are described herein. The wearable device is arranged to be retained within the ear canal of the ear, in order to prevent the wearable device from inadvertently removing itself from the ear. Providing an infrared thermopile at the innermost end of the ear insert ensures that the infrared thermopile is provided as close as possible to the tympanic membrane which will be used to provide an indication of the core body temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Inova Design Solutions Ltd
    Inventor: Leon Marsh
  • Patent number: 10935368
    Abstract: Time-of-flight measurements calculate the absolute caliper of a moving film independent of the film's index of refraction. A reflective fiber coupled terahertz gauge is mounted co-axially with a temperature stabilized Z-sensor positioned within a scanner head. The terahertz gauge monitors four reflections: (1) the reflection from a sensor window, (2, 3) the reflections from the top and bottom surfaces of the sheet product being measured, and (4) the reflection from a reflector that is placed behind the sheet. The Z-sensor monitors the distance between the reflector and the sensor window. The terahertz reflection delays together with the Z distance measurements allow extraction of the caliper. Since the time delay due to the sheet is a function of thickness and index of refraction, the basis weight of the sheet can be determined by using a calibration of the sensor relating basis weight of the product to time delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell Limited
    Inventor: Sebastien Tixier
  • Patent number: 10873688
    Abstract: The fact that a beam-deflecting device can be produced cost-effectively and without any losses of optical quality of the multi-aperture imaging device is used when a carrier substrate is provided for the same, wherein the carrier substrate is common to the plurality of optical channels and is installed with a setting angle, i.e. oblique with respect to the image sensor in the multi-aperture imaging device such that a deflection angle of deflecting the optical path of each optical channel is based, on the one hand, on the setting angle and, on the other hand, on an individual inclination angle with respect to the carrier substrate of a reflecting facet of a surface of the beam-deflecting device facing the image sensor, the reflecting facet being allocated to the optical channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Frank Wippermann, Andreas Brueckner, Andreas Braeuer, Alexander Oberdoerster
  • Patent number: 10753806
    Abstract: The instant disclosure provides a non-contact temperature measuring device including a base, a temperature measuring module, a light module and a reflecting module. The temperature measuring module is disposed on the base. The temperature measuring module has a measuring area. The light module is disposed on the base and is configured to generate a projecting light. The reflecting module is disposed on the base and has a reflecting surface. The projecting light is projected onto the reflecting surface and is reflected by the reflecting surface, thereby forming at least two reflecting light beams adjacent to the measuring area. The at least two reflecting light beams surround a marking area which is able to overlap with the measuring area, and the range of the marking area changes according to the distance between the object to be measured and the non-contact temperature measuring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: RADIANT INNOVATION INC.
    Inventors: Tseng-Lung Lin, An-Chin Lai
  • Patent number: 10712154
    Abstract: A laser level comprising a first laser module and a second laser module, each comprising a laser diode and an optical unit, a holder arranging the first laser module and the second laser module in a fixed relative position, and a housing, in which the holder is suspended with a gimbal or ball joint. Each optical unit comprises a collimating lens arranged along the beam path following the laser diode, and configured for collimating a beam emitted by the laser diode; a pair of partially transmitting mirrors, each arranged along the beam path following the collimating lens, and configured for laterally reflecting less than half of the collimated beam in terms of the beam cross-section, and in terms of the beam intensity; and a cylindrical lens arranged along the beam path following the pair of partially transmitting mirrors, and configured for shaping the collimated beam into a fan beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG
    Inventors: Kai Fei, Guanghua Ma, Thomas Bösch
  • Patent number: 10617112
    Abstract: A sonic bird deterrent apparatus for preventing birds from damaging structures and trees includes a housing having a front side separated from a rear side, a right side separated from a left side, and a top side separated from a bottom side forming an inside. A pair of rails is coupled to the housing to slidingly engage a track of a mounting bracket that is attached to a house exterior or a tree. A motion sensor is coupled through the top side of the housing and has a 180° view. A speaker, a volume control, a high frequency sound chip, a CPU, and a battery are coupled to the housing to produce a high frequency sound when the motion sensor detects movement. A power switch coupled to the housing and is in operational communication with the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Robert Mellusi
  • Patent number: 10566476
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure provide an optical sensor. The optical sensor includes a semiconductive substrate; a light sensing region on the semiconductive substrate; a waveguide region configured to guide light from a wave insert portion through a waveguide portion and to a sample holding portion; and an interconnect region below the waveguide region, and the interconnect region being disposed above the light sensing region. The waveguide portion includes a first dielectric layer comprising a first refractive index and at least one second dielectric layer comprising a second refractive index, wherein the second refractive index is smaller than the first refractive index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: PERSONAL GENOMICS, INC.
    Inventors: Teng-Chien Yu, Sheng-Fu Lin, Ming-Sheng Yang
  • Patent number: 10493560
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an optical device having a convex lens, a concave lens and a mirror member is provided. The convex lens is arranged on an axis and has a convex surface at one side in a direction of the axis. The convex lens reflects a first wavelength light and transmits a second wavelength light. The concave lens is arranged on the axis and at the other side in a direction of the axis and having a concave surface. The mirror member has a reflective surface opposing the convex surface and is arranged apart from an outer circumference of the convex lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Tsubasa Kusaka
  • Patent number: 10438464
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining and verifying a presence of an object or an intruder within a secured area are provided. Such systems and methods tan include a microprocessor unit sampling data from a smart microwave sensor module to detect the presence of the object or the intruder, using the data to calculate a velocity of the object or intruder, using the data to calculate a distance between the smart microwave sensor module and the object or the intruder, determining whether the velocity is within a predefined range, and using the distance to determine whether the object or the intruder is within a designated protection territory. Such systems and methods also may include recording trigger positions of the object or the intruder when the velocity is within the predefined range and the distance indicates the object or the intruder is within the designated protection territory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: ADEMCO INC.
    Inventors: Tianfeng Zhao, Xiaomin Xia, Guang Liu
  • Patent number: 10310381
    Abstract: An illumination system for EUV projection lithography has a beam shaping optical unit for generating an EUV collective output beam from an EUV raw beam of a synchrotron-radiation-based light source. An output coupling optical unit serves for generating a plurality of EUV individual output beams from the EUV collective output beam. In each case a beam guiding optical unit serves for guiding the respective EUV individual output beam toward an object field in which a lithography mask is arrangable. The result is an illumination system with which EUV light of a synchrotron-radiation-based light source is guided to the greatest possible extent without losses and at the same time flexibly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Patra, Ralf Mueller
  • Patent number: 10157305
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for cover-glass optical isolation for optical touch and fingerprint sensing are presented. One disclosed display assembly includes a cover glass layer; a low refractive index (LRI) layer coupled to a surface of the cover glass layer; a display layer coupled to the LRI layer; a prism structure; and a camera comprising an image sensor optically coupled to the prism structure to capture an image of a fingerprint based on light reflected from a fingertip and propagated within the cover glass layer and directed towards the camera using the prism structure, wherein the cover glass layer defines an overhang region that extends beyond the LRI layer and the display layer, and wherein the prism structure is coupled to the surface of the cover glass layer on the overhang region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: John Wyrwas, Khurshid Alam, Evgeni Gousev
  • Patent number: 10113711
    Abstract: A mirror assembly is provided for producing beam bundles from the beam of a light source, wherein the beam bundles includes a first beam bundle having a first main beam direction, a second beam bundle having a second main beam direction, and preferably further beam bundles having further main beam directions. The assembly includes a first mirror segment having a first focal point, which converts a first partial region of the beam of the light source into the first beam bundle, a second mirror segment having a second focal point, which converts a second partial region of the beam of the light source into the second beam bundle, and preferably further mirror segments having further focal points, which convert further partial regions of the beam of the light source into further beam bundles. The back side of the mirror segments have a curvature which is concentric to the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: NOVA MEASURING INSTRUMENTS LTD.
    Inventor: Stefan Franz
  • Patent number: 10070793
    Abstract: A temperature measurement probe for a patient is provided. The probe includes a sensor assembly and produces a temperature map comprising temperature information for multiple patient locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Securus Medical Group, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Christopher Flaherty, John T. Garibotto, R. Maxwell Flaherty, William J. Gorman
  • Patent number: 10024722
    Abstract: A temperature detection device (10) for a vehicle heater detects a fluid temperature. The device includes a temperature sensor (12) as well as a contact element (14) with a first side (16), around which the fluid can flow in at least some sections, and with a second side (18) facing away from the first side (16). The temperature sensor (12) is configured as a radiation sensor. The contact element (14) is arranged relative to the temperature sensor (12) such that at least a part of the radiation emitted from the second side (18) of the contact element (14) can be received by the temperature sensor (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Eberspächer Climate Control Systems GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Humburg, Klaus Kennerknecht
  • Patent number: 10028355
    Abstract: A smart module can include a housing sized for insertion through an opening of a lighting fixture that is exposed by removal of a door of the light fixture. The smart module can also include a smart meter in the housing. The smart meter can be electrically coupled to an input wire and an output wire. The smart module can further include a light sensor external to the housing that is electrically coupled to the smart meter that changes from a closed state to and open state based on detected light. The light sensor can include a threaded portion extending from a base that receives a locking nut. The locking nut and the base portion are sized for affixing the light sensor in an aperture of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SELC IRELAND LIMITED
    Inventors: Joel C. Hancock, William John Kerrigan
  • Patent number: 9925620
    Abstract: Laser-machining apparatus includes a carbon monoxide (CO) laser emitting a beam of laser-radiation having forty-four different wavelength components and optical elements for delivering the radiation to workpiece. An acousto-optic modulator is provided for modulating the beam on the workpiece. A birefringent plate is provided in the beam transported to the workpiece for randomly polarizing radiation incident on the workpiece. A minimum distance of the workpiece from the laser, and the number of different-wavelength components in the laser beam provides that no optical isolator is required for preventing feedback of radiation into the laser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Coherent, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric R. Mueller, Michael Alexander Bellos
  • Patent number: 9881369
    Abstract: A smartphone that includes a microprocessor, a battery operably coupled to the microprocessor, a single button operably coupled to the microprocessor, a communication subsystem that receives messages from and sends messages to wireless networks in accordance with Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA), a digital infrared sensor operably coupled to the microprocessor, the digital infrared sensor having ports that provide a digital signal representing a temperature, and a display device operably coupled to the microprocessor, wherein the microprocessor receives from the ports the digital signal that is representative of the temperature and the microprocessor generates a body core temperature from the digital signal that is representative of the temperature and the microprocessor also operably coupled to the display device displays the body core temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: ARC Devices Ltd.
    Inventors: Martin Crawley, Michael G. Smith, Irwin Gross, Mark Khachaturian, Steven Gerst, John Barrett, Michael Cronin, Derek Turnbull
  • Patent number: 9797769
    Abstract: An infra-red detection device comprising an infra-red detection section; a plurality of optical elements arranged to direct infra-red radiation to the infrared detection section; and a masking section arranged to partially mask a first optical element of the plurality of optical elements, such that a first part of the first optical element is masked and a second part of the first optical element is not masked, such that the masking section is arranged to attenuate infra-red radiation directed via the first optical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Pyronix Limited
    Inventor: Juan Sebastian Herrera Stromberg
  • Patent number: 9769905
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lighting unit (14a, b) that includes a housing that can be rotated around an axis. Each lighting unit has at least one light source (16a,b/18a,b) mounted on the housing, and the intensity of light emitted from the light source is adjustable. The lighting units also have a sensor (540a, b) that determines the orientation of the housing relative to a predetermined source Light source Light source Light source mined datum, such as gravity, in response to the rotation of the housing around the axis. The lighting units further have a controller (500a, b) connected to the sensor and the light source which automatically adjusts the intensity of light emitted from the light source based upon the determined orientation of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Bartel Marinus Van De Sluis, Tim Berga, Bram Knappen
  • Patent number: 9746666
    Abstract: A camera housing including a self-cleaning function is disclosed. More particularly, a self-cleaning camera module including a fluid based cleaning system is disclosed. A self-cleaning camera module including a fluid based cleaning system for providing accurate imaging in an uncontrolled environment is disclosed. A monitoring system including one or more self-cleaning camera modules is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: AGRICAM AB
    Inventors: Ellinor Eineren, Joachim Tollstoy, Claes Nelsson, Landy Toth
  • Patent number: 9719913
    Abstract: An outer part for a device which is attachable thereto as a housing and/or an attachment part, a first reflective surface and a second reflective surface being formed on the outer part so that at least one signal emitted by an optical and/or acoustic source is directly or indirectly deflectable onto at least one detector surface of an optical and/or acoustic detector, an optical path being configured as a cavern or continuous recess in the outer part or as a depression of a boundary surface of the outer part, the optical path having at least one opening via which at least one substance is transferable into the optical path, and the at least one signal being deflectable into the optical path to the second reflective surface which is formed at a second end of the optical path with the first reflective surface at a first end of the optical path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Richard Fix, Andreas Krauss, Michael Badeja
  • Patent number: 9476774
    Abstract: An uncooled microbolometer pixel for detection of electromagnetic radiation is provided that includes a substrate, a thermistor assembly and an absorber assembly. The thermistor assembly includes a thermistor platform suspended above the substrate, one or more thermistors on the thermistor platform, and an electrode structure electrically connecting the thermistors to the substrate. The absorber assembly includes an optical absorber over the thermistor assembly and a reflector provided under and forming a resonant cavity with the optical absorber. The optical absorber is in thermal contact with the thermistors and exposed to the electromagnetic radiation. The optical absorber includes a set of elongated resonators determining an absorption spectrum of the optical absorber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: INSTITUT NATIONAL D'OPTIQUE
    Inventors: Hassane Oulachgar, Christine Alain
  • Patent number: 9423246
    Abstract: A three-dimensional measurement system includes a measurement platform, a projection module, an image-capturing module, and a control unit. The measurement platform carries a test object. The projection module includes a light-emitting unit, a light-shielding rotary disc, a grating unit, and an optical-reflective ring structure. The light-emitting unit generates a light beam. An aperture formed in the light-shielding rotary disc is located at different rotational positions time-sequentially while the light-shielding rotary disc rotates, and the light beam passes through the aperture to form light beam segments. The grating unit transforms the light beam segments into stripe-patterned structure-light beams. The optical-reflective ring structure reflects the stripe-patterned structure-light beams onto the test object. The image-capturing module captures stripe-patterned images formed after reflection of the stripe-patterned structure-light beams from the test object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Test Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Liang-Pin Yu, Don Lin, Chih-Tien Tsai
  • Patent number: 9411143
    Abstract: An optical device for microscopic observation 4 comprises: a cold stop 13 having openings 13d, 13e corresponding to a low-magnification microscope optical system 5 and being a stop member arranged in a vacuum vessel 12 to let the light from the sample S pass to the camera 3; a warm stop 10 having an opening 14 corresponding to a high-magnification microscope optical system 5 and being a stop member arranged outside the vacuum vessel 12 to let the light from the sample S pass toward the cold stop 13; and a support member 11 supporting the warm stop 10 so that the warm stop can be inserted to or removed from on the optical axis of the light from the sample S, wherein the warm stop 10 has a reflective surface 15 on the camera 3 side and wherein the opening 14 is smaller than the openings 13d, 13e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Tomonori Nakamura, Ikuo Arata, Yoshihiro Ito
  • Patent number: 9395248
    Abstract: A radiation sensing device for sensing first radiation (15) comprises a radiation sensor (11) for sensing the first radiation and at least one first radiation guiding member (13) forming at least a part of a first radiation path for guiding, and preferably converging or focusing, the first radiation towards the sensor. The first radiation guiding member (13) also forms at least a part of a second radiation path for guiding second radiation emitted by an illumination device (12). A control circuit (20) comprises a first sensor circuit (21) for operating one or more radiation sensors (11), an illumination circuit (22) for operating one or more illumination devices (22), and at least one connection (26) amongst said circuits (21, 22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Excelitas Technologies Singapore Pte. Ltd
    Inventor: Wolfgang Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9367143
    Abstract: A sensor system for detecting motion in a predefined direction of motion (30) of an infrared light source (29) has at least one pair of infrared light sensors (4, 5; 36, 37), which are arranged side by side with respect to the direction of motion (30) and, thus, define a sensor coverage zone (17) determined by the distance between distal ends (16) (with respect to the direction of motion) of the infrared light sensors. During exposure to the infrared light source, the sensors provide electrical signals, the charge signs of which are opposite each other, for detecting the motion of the infrared light source (29). The sensor system (1) has a window (7) positioned between the infrared light source (29) and the sensors such that the infrared light of the infrared light source (29) radiates onto the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: PYREOS LTD.
    Inventors: Piotr Wojtczuk, Carsten Giebeler, David Binnie
  • Patent number: 9354119
    Abstract: A radiation sensing device for sensing first radiation (15) comprises a radiation sensor (11) for sensing the first radiation and at least one first radiation guiding member (13) forming at least a part of a first radiation path for guiding, and preferably converging or focusing, the first radiation towards the sensor. The first radiation guiding member (13) also forms at least a part of a second radiation path for guiding second radiation emitted by an illumination device (12). A control circuit (20) comprises a first sensor circuit (21) for operating one or more radiation sensors (11), an illumination circuit (22) for operating one or more illumination devices (22), and at least one connection (26) amongst said circuits (21, 22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Excelitas Technologies Singapore Pte. Ltd
    Inventor: Wolfgang Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9304043
    Abstract: A detection system includes a chassis, at least three sensors housed in the chassis, and first, second, and third lenses that are coupled to the chassis. The first lens is configured such that radiation from outside the chassis that originates from a direction that is perpendicular to the first lens is received by a first sensor over a first horizontal coverage angle of at least 120 degrees. The second lens is configured such that radiation from outside the chassis that originates from a direction that is perpendicular to the second lens is received by a second sensor over a second horizontal coverage angle of at least 120 degrees. The third lens is configured such that radiation from outside the chassis that originates from a direction that is perpendicular to the third lens is received by a third sensor over a third horizontal coverage angle of at least 120 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Intelliswitch S.A. de C.V.
    Inventors: Vicente Humberto Aldape Ayala, Ricardo Alejandro Lopez Guajardo, Javier Aldape Domene, Alberto Aldape Domene
  • Patent number: 9297693
    Abstract: The invention provides a spatially-selective reflective structure for the detection of submillimeter electromagnetic waves and systems and methods incorporating spatially-selective reflective structures. One aspect of the invention provides a spatially-selective reflective structure including a partially-conducting slab and a modulating reflector disk adjacent to the partially-conducting slab. The modulating reflector disk includes a plurality of modulations. Another aspect of the invention provides a submillimeter imaging device including submillimeter wave optics, a spatially-selective reflective structure located in the focal plane of the submillimeter wave optics, a submillimeter wave receiver positioned to capture waves reflected from the spatially-selective reflective structure, and a motor configured to rotate the spatially-selective reflective structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: The University of Memphis Research Foundation
    Inventors: Orges Furxhi, Eddie L. Jacobs, Thomas Layton
  • Patent number: 9221438
    Abstract: An electronic control unit which includes: a sensor board to which a sensor for detecting a predetermined physical quantity is attached; a control board which controls an operation of an electric part based on the physical quantity detected by the sensor; and a housing which accommodates the sensor board and the control board, wherein the housing has a first room for accommodating the electric part, a second room for accommodating the sensor board and the control board in a stacked condition, and a partition portion for separating the first room and the second room from each other, wherein a recess which is opened to the second room is formed in the partition portion, and a sensor accommodating portion for accommodating the sensor is formed using the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: NISSIN KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Iyatani, Naoki Obuse
  • Patent number: 9207433
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for an image capture device using a folded optical pathway. The optical pathway comprises a primary mirror and an image sensor centered on a first reflective surface of the primary mirror. The optical pathway further comprises a secondary mirror positioned with a second reflective surface facing the image sensor, the secondary mirror being centered with the primary mirror and located a first distance from the image sensor, the primary mirror extending beyond an edge of the secondary mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Ilya Blayvas
  • Patent number: 9176443
    Abstract: An infrared temperature sensor including: a sensor case made of metal and including a first airspace (a light guiding region) that guides infrared rays entering from an infrared entrance window, and a second airspace (a light shielding region) that is adjacent to the light guiding region via a partition wall, and where an upper wall that blocks entrance of the infrared rays is formed on an entrance side of the infrared rays; a film that absorbs the infrared rays reaching the film through the light guiding region, and converts the infrared rays to heat; a sensor cover that is made of metal and arranged opposing the sensor case via the film; an infrared detection element and a temperature compensation element arranged on the film, wherein the light guiding region and the light shielding region have substantially symmetrical forms with respect to the partition wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: SHIBAURA ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noriyuki Nakayama, Morihisa Hamada, Tatsuya Konno, Shingo Maruyama
  • Patent number: 9168620
    Abstract: A lens module assembling device includes a platform, a deformable support member, a deformable limiting unit and a gas blowing device. The platform includes a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, the platform includes a receiving recess configured for receiving the deformable support member. The platform includes a bottom surface defines a plurality of through holes. The through holes through the bottom surface and the second surface. The deformable support member is placed on the bottom surface in a way such that the through holes are exposed. The deformable limiting unit is arranged on the first surface. The deformable limiting unit defines a limiting hole limiting the lens barrel in the recess. The gas blowing device is arranged below the second surface of the platform and configured for blowing gas to the lens module through the through holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chien-Chun Wang
  • Patent number: 9171885
    Abstract: An infrared detector includes at least one infrared absorber provided on a substrate and a plurality of thermocouples. The at least one infrared absorber may include one of a plasmonic resonator and a metamaterial resonator. The plurality of thermocouples may be configured to generate electromotive forces in response to thermal energy generated by the at least one infrared absorber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-hyun Nam, Sook-young Roh, Hae-seok Park, Seok-ho Yun, Hyun-gue Hong
  • Patent number: 9165443
    Abstract: A detector includes a housing with at least one window for allowing radiation to enter, at least one sensor for sensing entered radiation, a unit for processing sensor signals, and mirrors that are shaped and mounted in the housing for reflecting radiation from outside detection zones better than radiation from elsewhere, onto the sensor. Linked mirrors reflect radiation from a detection zone consecutively and each mirror in at least one linked pair is shaped and mounted in the housing so as to prevent it from reflecting radiation from another detection zone in sequence with other mirrors onto the sensor, thus optically isolating the pair from other mirrors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Vanderbilt International GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Bachels, Simon Daniel Fischer