Ultraviolet Light Responsive Means Patents (Class 250/372)
  • Patent number: 11291369
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for monitoring collection of subject condition data is provided. The method includes receiving a value of a parameter of subject condition data and a value of a sample time, for each of a plurality of sample times. The method also includes storing the subject condition data in a data structure including a first field for holding data indicating a current sample time and a second field for holding data indicating the value of the parameter. The method also includes determining a time gap defined by a duration between the current sample time and a most recent sample time and determining whether the time gap exceeds a time gap threshold and causing an apparatus to perform remedial action. A method for presenting the subject condition data on a display is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: University Of Maryland, Baltimore
    Inventors: Fu-Ming Hu, Lynn G. Stansbury, Colin F. Mackenzie, Thomas M. Scalea, Deborah M. Stein, Shiming Yang
  • Patent number: 11293857
    Abstract: An all-purpose device capable of in vitro spectral analysis of sunscreen compositions as well as diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) capabilities on human skin includes a fiber optic guide, a light source positioned at one end of the fiber optic guide, and a sunscreen substrate assembly positioned at another end of the fiber optic guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: SOLAR LIGHT COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Curtis Cole, Jay Silverman
  • Patent number: 11280672
    Abstract: A flame detection system includes: an optical sensor that detects light emitted from a light source; an applied voltage generating circuit that applies a drive pulse voltage to the optical sensor; a discharge determining portion that detects a discharge from the optical sensor; a discharge probability calculating portion calculates discharge probabilities in a first state and a second state in which the optical sensor is shielded from light and a pulse width of the drive pulse voltage is different; a storing portion storing a reference pulse width as a sensitivity parameter; and a discharge probability calculating portion that calculates a discharge probability of an irregular discharge occurring without depending on the received light quantity by the optical sensor based on the sensitivity parameter, the discharge probabilities calculated in the first and second states and the pulse widths of the drive pulse voltage in the first and second states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: AZBIL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shun Onuma, Raita Mori
  • Patent number: 11243170
    Abstract: A multi-functional precious stone testing apparatus includes a portable housing, a testing unit, and an indication unit. The portable housing includes a hand-held casing and a probe casing extended from a front end of the hand-held casing. The testing unit includes a conductive probe, a sensor, and a UV light source for emitting UV light beam, so as to allow the sensor to sense the UV reflected and refracted by a testing object for determining various qualities of the testing object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Shenzhen Dikai Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiuling Zhu, Gary Bruce Peckham
  • Patent number: 11226292
    Abstract: A method of analysing an at least partially transparent object, such as a gemstone, includes fixing the object in a holder; immersing the object in the holder in an immersion material; and analysing internal and/or external features of the object. Analysing comprises visualizing an internal and/or external portion of the object using light rays while the object is immersed in the immersion material, and determining characteristics of the object based on the visualized internal and/or external portion of the object. During the analysing step, the difference between the refractive index (RI) of the immersion material and the RI of at least an immersed portion of the holder, which is in contact with the object, is less than 0.3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: OCTONUS FINLAND OY
    Inventors: Sergey Borisovich Sivovolenko, Janak Mistry, Roman Sergeevich Serov
  • Patent number: 11221434
    Abstract: Certain aspects pertain to a cloud detector comprising a first detector module directed to a first region of the sky and a second detector module directed to a second region of the sky. Each detector module has a tube enclosing one or more sensing elements. The one or more sensing elements of the first detector module are configured to take weather condition readings from the first region of the sky. The one or more sensing elements of the second detector module are configured to take weather condition readings from the second region of the sky. In one aspect, the cloud detector is configured to detect cloud cover based on these weather condition readings. In some cases, the one or more sensing elements comprise an infrared radiation detector (e.g., thermopile) for measuring infrared radiation intensity and a photosensor element for measuring sunlight intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Trevor Frank, Alexander Rumer, Brandon Tinianov, James Fox, Douglas S. Silkwood, Erich R. Klawuhn
  • Patent number: 11215362
    Abstract: A flame detection system includes: a UV sensor that serves as a flame sensor detecting a UV ray generated by a flame; an application voltage generation unit that applies a driving voltage to the UV sensor; a discharge detection unit that detects a discharge in the UV sensor; a discharge count unit that counts the number of detected discharges; a discharge probability calculation unit that calculates a discharge probability on the basis of the number of discharges counted by the discharge count unit and the number of times the driving voltage is applied; a UV intensity determination unit that determines an intensity of the UV ray on the basis of the discharge probability; and a determination result output unit that outputs the intensity of the UV ray determined by the UV intensity determination unit via display or communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: AZBIL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Watanabe, Shigeki Ishii, Yuichi Kumazawa, Kayo Suzuki, Satoru Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 11195439
    Abstract: The present invention provides a head-up display apparatus capable of properly presenting information to a wide area. A head-up display apparatus includes: an image light output unit configured to output a first image display light formed by a visible light laser and a second image display light formed by an ultraviolet light laser; a screen that diffuses and transmits the first image display light, and transmits the second image display light without diffusing the second image display light; and a mirror that reflects the first and the second image display lights transmitted through the screen towards a windshield that presents a virtual image to a user by reflecting the visible light laser and presents a real image to the user by receiving the ultraviolet light laser and emitting light by itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: JVCKENWOOD CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Kato
  • Patent number: 11186017
    Abstract: An expansion device includes: an irradiation unit configured to irradiate a thermally-expandable sheet with light; a movement unit configured to relatively move the thermally-expandable sheet and the irradiation unit; an air-blowing unit configured to cool the irradiation unit by blowing air to the irradiation unit; and a control unit configured to execute a distension process of distending the thermally-expandable sheet by causing the irradiation unit to emit light while relatively moving the thermally-expandable sheet and the irradiation unit by the movement unit, wherein the control unit controls the air-blowing unit to stop or weaken blowing air toward the irradiation unit while the irradiation unit is caused to emit light in the distension process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youichi Ushigome, Minoru Saito
  • Patent number: 11174407
    Abstract: The invention relates to a photosensitive printing composition comprising a photocatalyst which exhibits a photocatalytic effect when exposed to UV and/or visible radiation, a colouring agent that exhibits a colour change in response to the photocatalytic effect, and a film forming agent. The composition has a viscosity suitable for printing. The invention further relates to a sun-exposure sensor comprising a photosensitive layer printed on a surface of a support, the photosensitive layer comprising a photocatalyst which exhibits a photocatalytic effect when exposed to UV and/or visible radiation, a colouring agent that exhibits a colour change in response to the photocatalytic effect, and a film forming agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventors: Justin Gooding, Parisa Khiabani, Alexander Hertanto Soeriyadi
  • Patent number: 11169021
    Abstract: A UV detection device is removably attached to a surface of a structure and includes a photodetector to detect UV light incident on the structure. The UV detection device includes signal processing and a transmitter that wirelessly transmits UV detection data to a remote monitoring station where the detection signals are accumulated and analyzed to determine the total exposure of the structure to UV light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Morteza Safai
  • Patent number: 11148408
    Abstract: A method for plasma treating a surface of a first substrate is disclosed. The method may comprise generating a plasma flume using a plasma treatment device having a nozzle. The plasma flume may emanate through a flume aperture of the nozzle at an emanation angle of about 5 degrees or less. The emanation angle may be defined as an angle between a central axis of the nozzle and a central axis of the flume aperture. The method may further comprise plasma treating the surface of the first substrate with the plasma flume by scanning the plasma flume over the surface of the first substrate. The first substrate may be one of a consolidated thermoplastic material and a cured thermoset material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Marcus Anthony Belcher
  • Patent number: 11097309
    Abstract: A system and a method for irradiating an object and potentially for controlling the irradiation or other conditions relating to an effect of the irradiation. A sensor is translated along a longitudinal direction of the radiation emitter and in a space between the radiation emitter and the objects irradiated to arrive at information relating to a parameter relating to the effect of the irradiation, such as the radiation, and derived in the space between the radiation emitter and the objects irradiated. Calibrating the sensor readings and adjusting the radiating emitter output, thereby controlling the irradiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: EFSEN Engineering A/S
    Inventors: Thomas Efsen, Agge Winther
  • Patent number: 11090766
    Abstract: A laser processing apparatus for processing a wafer along projected dicing lines with a laser beam has a laser oscillator, a polygon mirror having a plurality of reflecting surfaces and rotatable about a central axis thereof, and an f? lens for focusing the beam reflected by the reflecting surfaces of the polygon mirror and applying the focused beam to the wafer. The reflecting surfaces of the polygon mirror include a zero-gradient reflecting surface lying at a zero gradient parallel to the central axis, a positive-gradient reflecting surface that is inclined at a positive gradient from the zero gradient, and a negative-gradient reflecting surface that is inclined at a negative gradient from the zero gradient. The polygon mirror swings the laser beam in a direction perpendicular to a processing feed direction within the width of each of the projected dicing lines and in the processing feed direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masatoshi Nayuki, Keiji Nomaru
  • Patent number: 11092485
    Abstract: A spectrometer with an unobstructed, Schmidt reflector is described. The spectrometer may include a Schmidt corrector and a dispersive element as separate components. Alternatively, the Schmidt corrector and dispersive element may be combined into a single optical component. The spectrometer may further include a field-flattener lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: PerkinElmer Health Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Mahsa Farsad, David Aikens
  • Patent number: 11079564
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for aligning and diagnosing the laser beam traversing an optical train in a highly space-efficient, lower cost and/or retrofit-friendly manner are disclosed. The optical components of the optical train are mounted such that one or more optical components can direct their exit laser beam to partially or wholly scan across one or more downstream sensors. Correlation data between physical disposition of optical components and the points of impact data and/or beam quality data are employed to, among others, align and/or diagnose the laser beam and/or localize failure sites and/or optimize maintenance schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Cymer, LLC
    Inventor: Donald Harrison Barnhart
  • Patent number: 11060904
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electronic device and a method for measuring ultraviolet light by using an electronic device including a camera. The electronic device according to various embodiments of the present invention comprises: a display; an image sensor for acquiring an image by using light including a first wavelength band or a second wavelength band; and a processor, wherein the processor can be set so as to compare a first image acquired using the light of the first wavelength band with a second image acquired using the light of the second wavelength band, acquire, on the basis of the comparison result, information on ultraviolet reflectance for at least a part of at least one subject included in the first image or the second image, and display at least a part of the acquired information on the ultraviolet reflectance by using the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventors: In-Jo Jeong, Jung-Su Ha, Haebahremahram Suh, Jae-Bong Chun
  • Patent number: 11049993
    Abstract: The present invention adopts an aluminum nitride substrate with great heat dissipation, great thermal conductivity, high electrical insulation, long service life, corrosion resistance, high temperature resistance, and stable physical characteristics. A high-quality zinc oxide film with a wide energy gap is fabricated on the aluminum nitride substrate by magnetron radio frequency (RF) sputtering. Compared with general vapor deposition, chemical vapor deposition and hydrothermal, the magnetron RF sputtering grows the high-quality zinc oxide film with few defects. The zinc oxide film with few defects concentration is an important key technology for short-wavelength optoelectronic devices, which decrease leakage currents of the optoelectronic devices, reduces flicker noise, and further improves its UV-visible rejection ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Yung-Han Huang, Chung-Yen Lu, Jian-Long Ruan
  • Patent number: 11011039
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present disclosure, there is provided an ultraviolet detector, including: an ultraviolet ray transmitting part configured to transmit ultraviolet ray contained in incident light; a wavelength conversion part configured to convert the ultraviolet ray transmitted through the ultraviolet ray transmitting part into visible light; and a visible light receiving part configured to detect the visible light obtained by the wavelength conversion part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshitsugu Uedaira
  • Patent number: 10996165
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of measuring an effectiveness of an ultraviolet coating. The method comprises irradiating the UV coating with UV energy comprising a predetermined spectrum of wavelengths. The method also comprises measuring an intensity of the UV energy reflected from the UV coating. The method further comprises comparing a measured intensity of the UV energy reflected from the UV coating with a previously measured intensity of the UV energy reflected from the UV coating to obtain comparison data. The method additionally comprises determining, in response to the comparison data, the effectiveness of the UV coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Morteza Safai
  • Patent number: 10978675
    Abstract: A display device which is solid against an external impact is provided. The display device includes: a substrate; a thin film transistor arranged over the substrate; a first organic insulating layer arranged over the thin film transistor; and a first crack induction layer located inside the first organic insulating layer. The first crack induction layer may include an inorganic insulating material and may not overlap the thin film transistor as viewed from a direction perpendicular to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sunhee Lee, Sunho Kim, Juchan Park
  • Patent number: 10969301
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for self-administrated testing of eyeglasses, the method comprising computer performed steps, the steps comprising: analyzing at least one image of a predefined pattern reflected from at least one lens of a pair of eyeglasses of a user, and identifying a property of the lens based on the analyzing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SHAMIR OPTICAL INDUSTRY LTD.
    Inventors: Avihu Meir Gamliel, Zohar Katzman, Amos Netzer, Yotam Gil, Meirav Metzger Moshe, Shai Michael
  • Patent number: 10959317
    Abstract: An EUV light generating apparatus includes: a chamber device including an inner wall surrounding a space, and a plasma generating region in the space in which plasma is generated from a droplet irradiated with a laser beam; a heat shield including a through-hole and a channel portion, and disposed between the inner wall and the plasma generating region; a gas supply device that supplies gas; a gas introducing cylinder that is provided in the space on a side opposite to the plasma generating region, extends toward the through-hole, and introduces the gas supplied from the gas supply device through the through-hole toward the plasma generating region over the heat shield; and an optical unit optically coupled to the space through an internal space of the gas introducing cylinder and the through-hole. An entire front end surface of the gas introducing cylinder faces the heat shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Gigaphoton Inc.
    Inventor: Akihiro Takayama
  • Patent number: 10939517
    Abstract: A method of controlling application of a dose of light energy for treatment to disinfect an area includes causing the dose of light energy to be emitted from at least one light emitting device, receiving a wavelength and intensity of light emitted from a fluorescent component within the area being disinfected by the dose of light energy, and adjusting at least one of a current, a voltage, a pulse width, and a pulse frequency applied to the at least one light emitting device based on the received wavelength and intensity of the light emitted from the fluorescent component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SABER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Alan Glowczwski
  • Patent number: 10914629
    Abstract: An imaging system includes: an image sensor sensitive to ultraviolet light and visible light; a lens configured to focus light from a subject onto the image sensor; and an image processor configured to process image signals output from the image sensor. The image processor obtains the difference between image signals A1 and A2 output from the image sensor at times t1 and t2, respectively. If the differential signal A3 is greater than or equal to a predetermined value, the image processor determines that light from the subject contains the ultraviolet light, and generates an image signal CI based on the differential signal A3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toru Okino, Yutaka Hirose, Seiji Yamahira
  • Patent number: 10908129
    Abstract: In quartz-enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy (QEPAS), an analyte (typically in gas phase) generates a pressure wave in response to incident laser light. A quartz tuning fork (QTF) resonant at the frequency of the pressure wave transduces the pressure wave into an electrical signal. Pulsing the laser briefly reduces the amount of thermal chirp and increases the fraction of time that the laser emits at the wavelength(s) of interest. This increases the measurement efficiency. Pulsing the incident laser light with bursts of short pulses at the QTF resonant frequency increases signal strength. Exciting the sample with a two pulses at different laser wavelengths, separated by a half QTF period yields signal and background acoustic waves that partially cancel when integrated by the QTF, producing a differential measurement. Pulsing the incident laser light at a frequency faster than the gas response cut off frequency can improve the noise performance of a QEPAS measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Pendar Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Romain Blanchard, Daryoosh Vakhshoori
  • Patent number: 10900703
    Abstract: A refrigeration appliance comprises a cavity in which an ozone generating device is placed. The ozone generating device is configured to maintain in the cavity a concentration of ozone between 0.04 and 0.12 ppm, more preferably between 0.06 and 0.1 ppm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Carolina Biotti, Raffaele Paganini, Davide Parachini, Maria P. Pirovano
  • Patent number: 10895595
    Abstract: An electronic component handler includes: a placing plate on which an electronic component can be placed; a camera which picks up an image of the placing plate; a light source of a laser beam which casts the laser beam on the placing plate; and a processor for determining whether the electronic component is placed on the placing plate or not and which controls working of the camera and the light source of the laser beam when the processor carries out determination. When determining whether the electronic component is placed on the placing plate or not, the processor causes the camera to pick up an image of the placing plate in a state where the light source of the laser beam is casting the laser beam on the placing plate, and determines whether the electronic component is placed or not, based on a boundary of luminance in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventor: Takahito Sanekata
  • Patent number: 10876886
    Abstract: Methods of accurately estimating erythemaly-weighted UV exposure, such as the UV Index, and sensors adapted for the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: YouV Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Emmanuel Dumont, Peter Kaplan
  • Patent number: 10871450
    Abstract: Described are various embodiments of a system, method and device for laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS). In some embodiments, the LIBS system comprises a silicon photomultiplier (Si PM) operated in a time-gated photon counting mode. Some such embodiments allow for the provision of a portable LIBS device. Also provided are embodiments for the measurement of constituent carbon, gold and/or other precious metal group elements in a target sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA
    Inventors: Paul Bouchard, Mohamad Sabsabi, Christian Padioleau, Rene Heon, Peter John Hardman
  • Patent number: 10739192
    Abstract: A controller unit for controlling an ultraviolet (UV) sensor may be excited by an excitation voltage that enables the UV sensor to detect incoming UV light. The UV sensor may provide UV detection events that may be related to the intensity of the incoming UV light. The control unit may include an excitation voltage generator, an event detector, and a controller configured to cause the excitation voltage generator to produce an excitation voltage for a cumulative excitation time that is less than 50% of the time, which may significantly increase the operational lifetime and/or reliability of a UV sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Zabel, Chad Carty, Aaron Daniels
  • Patent number: 10732034
    Abstract: System and methods for accurate measurement and real-time feedback of solar ultraviolet exposure for management of ultraviolet dose. The systems can include a wearable device and a mobile device, the system performing accurate measurement of UV exposure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: The Joan and Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute
    Inventors: Emmanuel Dumont, Shayak Banerjee, Mauricio Contreras
  • Patent number: 10732100
    Abstract: Systems and methods for predicting a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) in vitro, such as by spectral/image analysis, of a sunscreen formulation are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Michael Haddad, Benjamin Askenazi, Loic Tran, Alice Brosselard
  • Patent number: 10732033
    Abstract: One variation of a method for measuring ambient ultraviolet light radiation including: calculating a target direct orientation of a light exposure device based on a location, a current date and time, and a direct solar position model; calculating a target diffuse orientation of the light exposure device based on the location, the current date and time, and a diffuse solar position model; in response to detecting alignment between orientation of the light exposure device and the target direct orientation, recording a direct ultraviolet value; in response to detecting alignment between orientation of the light exposure device and the target diffuse orientation, recording a diffuse ultraviolet value; in response to detecting alignment between orientation of the light exposure device and a target global orientation, recording a global ultraviolet value; and calculating an ultraviolet index based on the global ultraviolet value, the direct ultraviolet value, and the diffuse ultraviolet value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventor: Andrew Poutiatine
  • Patent number: 10656085
    Abstract: Systems for the monitoring of bacterial levels in samples, using spectral analysis of the light diffracted from a substrate with an ordered array of pores having diameters enabling the targets to enter them. The trapping pore array is cyclically illuminated by light of different wavelengths, and the light diffracted from the pore array is imaged by a 2-dimensional detector array, with one pixel, or a small group of pixels receiving light from each associated pore. The temporal sequence of frames provides a series of images, each from the reflection of a different wavelength. A time sequenced readout of the signal from the pixel or pixels associated with each pore region, provides a spectral plot of the reflected light from that pore region. Spectral analysis of the light intensity from this series of different wavelength enables the effective optical thickness (EOT) of each pore to be extracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: BACTUSENSE TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventor: Ofer Du-Nour
  • Patent number: 10631617
    Abstract: Cosmetic method in which: a) a color is acquired from a region of the body of an individual, by using a device equipped with a color camera and by placing a color reference chart in the field of said camera during the acquisition; and b) using the device, and the color acquired in a), and optionally knowledge of the tanning pathways of various skin colors, at least one indication is delivered concerning skin type and/or at least one indication is delivered concerning at least one skin color obtainable by the individual via the pigmentation or depigmentation process and/or at least one indication is delivered concerning photoprotection and/or application or administration of a product intended to temporarily modify the color of the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Karine Lucet-Levannier, François Christiaens
  • Patent number: 10624573
    Abstract: There is a sunscreen detection device for detecting a sunscreen product, the sunscreen detection device comprising: a substrate; a first light, disposed on the substrate and controllably coupled to a processor, controllable by the processor to emit light at a first light wavelength at the subject's skin when the sunscreen detection device is oriented to emit light on the subject's skin; a first light sensor circuit, disposed on the substrate and communicatively coupled to the processor, capable of sensing a percentage absorption of light by the subject's skin at the first light wavelength (% AbsAtWL1) and communicating the % AbsAtWL1 to the processor; a processor, configured to: cause the first light to emit light when the sunscreen detection device is oriented to emit light on the subject's skin; record the % AbsAtWL1 from the first light sensor; and assess a level of sunscreen protection based at least on the % AbsAtWL1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: FITSKIN INC.
    Inventor: Sergio Rattner
  • Patent number: 10620447
    Abstract: A coherent beam moves across a stationary line generator, allowing the speckle pattern projected through the diffuser onto the surface—for example using a MEMS mirror, or another arrangement that is free of a moving mass, such as solid state beam deflector (e.g. an AOM). Where an image sensor is employed, such as a DS, the beam is moved at a speed of at least ½ cycle per image frame so that the full length of the line within the imaged scene is captured by the image sensor. The distance traversed on the diffuser provides sufficient uncorrelated speckle patterns within an exposure time to average to a smooth line. The MEMS mirror can be arranged to oscillate in two substantially orthogonal degrees of freedom so that the line is generated along a first direction and the line moves along the working surface in a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: COGNEX CORPORATION
    Inventor: John F. Filhaber
  • Patent number: 10609803
    Abstract: An EUV light generating apparatus includes: EUV light sensors configured to measure energy of EUV light from mutually different directions, the EUV light being generated by applying laser light to a target supplied to a predetermined region in a chamber; an application position adjusting unit configured to adjust an application position of the laser light to the target supplied to the predetermined region; and a controller configured to control the application position adjusting unit such that a centroid of the EUV light becomes a target desired centroid, the centroid of the EUV light being specified from measurement results of the EUV light sensors. The controller calibrates the target desired centroid based on EUV light centroids obtained from the energy of the EUV light measured by the EUV light sensors, and a parameter related to the measured energy of the EUV light corresponding to the EUV light centroids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Gigaphoton Inc.
    Inventors: Yuichi Nishimura, Yoshifumi Ueno, Takayuki Yabu
  • Patent number: 10561376
    Abstract: A body-worn device comprising a radiation system to determine a raw radiation exposure of a user, and a user characteristic adjustment logic to adjust the raw radiation exposure based on user characteristics is described. The body-worn device in one embodiment further includes a recommendation calculator to determine a recommendation to the user, based on the adjusted radiation exposure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: DP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Kahn, Arthur Kinsolving
  • Patent number: 10556025
    Abstract: A fixed position hybrid germicidal irradiation apparatus, method, and system for ultraviolet germicidal irradiation. A plurality of emitters may be coupled to a substantially rectangular housing configured to be coupled to a standard commercial lighting fitting. A second plurality of emitters may be coupled to the substantially rectangular housing. The first plurality of emitters and the second plurality of emitters are operable to emit UV-C radiation at a wavelength of about 265 nanometers and near-UV radiation at a wavelength of about 405 nanometers respectively. UV-C sensors are configured to measure the amount of UV-C light or near UV-C light from a target surface. A controller may be configured to engage with the UV-C sensors to determine the amount of UV-C radiation collected by the UV-C sensors. The improved apparatus, method, and system reduces exposure time by varying the intensity and wavelength of the UV administered, while concurrently reducing UV overexposure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: UD Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Philip J. Ufkes
  • Patent number: 10551526
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus embodied in order to correct efficiently changing of measured temperature value in a temperature sensor according to influence of irradiance. A radiosonde related an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure includes a first temperature sensor; a second temperature sensor having higher emission ratio than the first temperature sensor; and a measuring unit in order to calculate corrected temperature value, but the radiosonde and the third temperature sensor are installed in a chamber before flying of the radiosonde, a first temperature change detected by the first temperature sensor by output light in a sunlight simulator and a second temperature change detected by the second temperature sensor are induces, compensation factors may be derived using the first temperature change, the second temperature change, and temperature value measured by the third temperature sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science
    Inventors: Yong-Gyoo Kim, Byung Il Choi, Jong Cheol Kim, Sang Bong Woo, Sang Wook Lee, Su Yong Kwon
  • Patent number: 10539511
    Abstract: A detection method, an inspection method, a detection apparatus, and an inspection apparatus capable of preventing an error in a luminance unevenness correction and thereby accurately inspecting an object to be inspected are provided. A detection method according to the present disclosure includes illuminating an object to be inspected by using illumination light including pulsed light, acquiring image data of the object to be inspected by concentrating light from the object to be inspected illuminated by the illumination light and detecting the concentrated light by an inspection detector, acquiring image data of a luminance distribution of the illumination light, the luminance distribution being detected by illuminating a correction detector by using part of the illumination light, and detecting inspection image data by correcting the image data of the object to be inspected based on the image data of the luminance distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Lasertec Corporation
    Inventors: Masayasu Nishizawa, Tsunehito Kohyama, Hironobu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10539459
    Abstract: Eyewear having monitoring capability, such as for radiation, is disclosed. Radiation, such as ultraviolet (UV) radiation, infrared (IR) radiation or light, can be measured by a detector. The measured radiation can then be used in providing radiation-related information to a user of the eyewear. Advantageously, the user of the eyewear is able to easily monitor their exposure to radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: IngenioSpec, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A. Howell, David Chao, C. Douglass Thomas, Peter P. Tong
  • Patent number: 10486180
    Abstract: A method and device for measuring the thickness of a liner applied onto the inner wall of a pipe, the device comprising a sprayer assembly adapted to deposit a polymer resin onto the inner wall of a pipe to create a liner upon curing, the sprayer assembly being moved through the pipe. The sprayer assembly has a leading sensor assembly that measures the inner diameter of the pipe and trailing sensor assembly that measures the inner diameter of the liner. The trailing sensor assembly has a housing with windows through which sensor devices take readings, and a transparent film is disposed across the windows to protect the sensors from occluding contamination. The transparent film is advanced as the exposed portion of the film becomes excessively contaminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: SIPP TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Kent Weisenberg, Ibrahiim Syed
  • Patent number: 10481418
    Abstract: A method for determining a parameter of an optical equipment, including: an optical equipment positioning, during which an optical equipment including a pair of optical lenses mounted on a spectacle frame is positioned in a first position; a portable electronic device positioning, during which a portable electronic device including an image acquisition module is positioned in a second position determined and/or known relatively to the first position to acquire an image of a distant element seen through at least part of the optical lenses of the optical equipment in the first position; a parameter determining, during which at least one optical parameter of the optical equipment is determined based on the image of a distant element seen through at least part of the optical lenses of the optical equipment in the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Stephane Gueu, Jean Carrier
  • Patent number: 10466216
    Abstract: A cannabinoid analysis system includes a solvent input port configured to receive a flow of a solvent, a sample input port configured to receive a chemical mixture including a sample, a pump configured to move the solvent and chemical mixture, an extraction cartridge coupled to the pump and configured to separate a combination of the chemical mixture and the flow of the solvent into two or more partially-separated chemical components, a spectroscopy cell configured to generate a chromatogram including two or more overlapping absorption peaks corresponding to the two or more partially-separated chemical components, and a controller configured to determine a chemical concentration of each partially-separated chemical component of the two or more partially-separated chemical components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: ORANGE PHOTONICS, INC.
    Inventor: Dylan Elmer Wilks
  • Patent number: 10466576
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electronic device, wherein the electronic device includes a projector and a controller. The projector includes a laser module and a lens module with a cover glass, wherein a laser beam generated from the laser module passes through the lens module to generate a projected image. The controller is coupled to the projector, and is arranged for determining if the cover glass is broken to generate a determination result, and controlling a power of the laser module according to the determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: HIMAX TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Biing-Seng Wu, Kuan-Ming Chen, Han-Yi Kuo, Li-Chiu Tsai, Chih-Yu Chuang
  • Patent number: 10463133
    Abstract: A portable sunscreen applying apparatus and a sunscreen application reminding method are provided, and the portable sunscreen applying apparatus includes: an ultraviolet processing device and a sunscreen accommodating device connected with the ultraviolet processing device, the sunscreen accommodating device is configured for accommodating sunscreens of different protection levels; the ultraviolet processing device includes: an ultraviolet detecting unit, for detecting current ultraviolet and obtaining an intensity of the current ultraviolet; and a sunscreen application reminding unit, for issuing a warning reminder of one of the sunscreens of the protection level corresponding to the intensity of the current ultraviolet. The ultraviolet processing device and the sunscreen accommodating device are provided together, the intensity of the current ultraviolet is detected by the ultraviolet detecting unit in the ultraviolet processing device, and the user is reminded to use the appropriate sunscreen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junmin Sun, Tailiang Li, Guodong Huang
  • Patent number: 10429326
    Abstract: An X-ray optics assembly for an X-ray diffractometer is provided, comprising a multilayer mirror, in particular a Goebel mirror, and a switching system with which beam paths for an X-ray beam are selectable. The X-ray optics assembly includes a monochromator, in particular a channel-cut crystal, and three beam paths for the X-ray beam are selectable using the switching system. A first beam path in a first position of the switching system leads past the multilayer mirror and leads past the monochromator, a second beam path in a second position of the switching system contains the multilayer mirror and leads past the monochromator, and a third beam path in a third position of the switching system contains the multilayer mirror and contains the monochromator. The invention provides an X-ray optics assembly and an X-ray diffractometer which may be used even more universally for various measurement geometries in a simple manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventors: Frank Hans Hoffman, Kai Uwe Mettendorf