With Plural Diverse Test Or Art Patents (Class 356/72)
  • Patent number: 11992733
    Abstract: Systems and methods for measuring and classifying golf balls and/or components thereof according to concentricity including automated inspection systems that can simultaneously image multiple golf balls (or components thereof) to gather and analyze data on concentricity and, optionally, classify or sort the multiple golf balls (or components thereof) according to the analyzed concentricity data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Paul Furze, Brian Comeau, Nicholas Nardacci, Edward Costa
  • Patent number: 11965871
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and system for intelligent source tracing of organic pollution of a water body, which belongs to the technical field of environmental analytical chemistry. The method comprises: acquiring organic matter analysis and detection data from water samples of a polluted water body through high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry; performing high-throughput screening on the organic matter in the water samples according to said data to determine pollutants; identifying pollution sources by means of network analysis according to the determined pollutants; and according to the identified pollution sources and the organic pollutants, determining key pollutants and quantifying the pollution contributions thereof by using a machine learning classification model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Inventors: Jichun Wu, Mengwen Liu, Si Wei, Xiaobin Zhu, Nanyang Yu
  • Patent number: 11798191
    Abstract: A sensor calibrator comprising one or more processors configured to receive sensor data representing a calibration pattern detected by a sensor during a period of relative motion between the sensor and the calibration pattern in which the sensor or the calibration pattern move along a linear path of travel; determine a calibration adjustment from the plurality of images; and send a calibration instruction for calibration of the sensor according to the determined calibration adjustment. Alternatively, a sensor calibration detection device, comprising one or more processors, configured to receive first sensor data detected during movement of a first sensor along a route of travel; determine a difference between the first sensor data and stored second sensor data; and if the difference is outside of a predetermined range, switch from a first operational mode to a second operational mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ignacio Alvarez, Cornelius Buerkle, Maik Sven Fox, Florian Geissler, Ralf Graefe, Yiwen Guo, Yuqing Hou, Fabian Oboril, Daniel Pohl, Alexander Carl Unnervik, Xiangbin Wu
  • Patent number: 11788474
    Abstract: A pericritical fluid system for a thermal management system associated with a turbine engine may include one or more sensors configured to generate sensor outputs corresponding to one or more phase properties of a pericritical fluid flowing through a cooling circuit of the thermal management system, and a controller configured to generate control commands configured to control one or more controllable components of the thermal management system based at least in part on the sensor outputs. The one or more sensors may include one or more phase detection sensors, such as an acoustic sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Arthur William Sibbach
  • Patent number: 11740090
    Abstract: An atom chip (Ach) for an ultra-cold atom sensor, the atom chip includes a first pair of waveguides, a second pair of waveguides, the projections of the guides along X and the guides along Y? in the plane XY forming, at their intersection, a first parallelogram with a centre O and having a first surface, a first conductive strip and a second conductive strip arranged such that their respective projection in the plane XY forms, at their intersection, a second parallelogram also with a centre O and having a second surface, the strips being designed to be flowed through by DC currents, an intersection between the first and the second surface being greater than or equal to 40% of the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: Benjamin Wirtschafter, Matthieu Dupont-Nivet
  • Patent number: 11691215
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (100) for an additive manufacture. The device (100) comprises a laser device (110) for machining material using a laser beam (112), said laser device (110) being designed to deflect the laser beam (112) onto a machining region of a workpiece (10); at least one supply device (130) for a supply material, said supply device being designed to supply the supply material to the machining region; and an interferometer (140) which is designed to measure a distance to the workpiece (10) by means of an optical measuring beam (142).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignees: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, Precitec GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Daniel Regulin, Heinz-Ingo Schneider, Henning Hanebuth, Markus Kogel-Hollacher, Thibault Bautze, Christian Staudenmaier
  • Patent number: 11686575
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining the integrity of a manufactured board are disclosed. An example system includes a testing platform configured to secure the manufactured board, a sensor configured to measure a parameter corresponding to a flatness of a surface of the board, and a controller. The controller is configured to identify regions on the surface corresponding to one of a peak or a valley based on the parameter, and calculate a score representing the integrity of the manufactured board based on the identified peaks and valleys. The controller adjusts a flow rate, a pressure, a temperature, and position of a deposited substance in a manufacturing process based on a comparison with a height of the peak and/or a depth of the valley to stored peak heights and/or valley depths. In some examples, a mechanical tester determines a compressive strength and a density of the board at the identified regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Stepan Company
    Inventors: Thomas K. Johnson, David J. Norberg, Daniel Yocius
  • Patent number: 11619743
    Abstract: A system for generating a three-dimensional (3D) map of part of a field-of-view (FOV) of at least one detector of an active 3D scanner, comprising: the active 3D scanner, comprising: a mechanism configured to scan the FOV; at least one energy emitting source configured to emit energy pulses; and the at least one detector; and processing circuitry configured to: obtain information, wherein at least some of designation information is tracker-based designation information that is designated by a user of the system via a tracker that tracks a line-of-sight between the user and the FOV; selectively activate the energy emitting source to emit a subset of the energy pulses, in accordance with the information, including the tracker-based designation information, and in synchronization with the mechanism, to cover the part of the FOV; obtain current readings, from the detector, based on reflections of the subset of the energy pulses; and generate the 3D map based on the current readings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: ELBIT SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Yoav Ophir, Dan Hakim, Assaf David, Tamir Demri
  • Patent number: 11598203
    Abstract: A distributed acoustic sensor is positioned within a wellbore of a geologic formation. Seismic waves are detected using the distributed acoustic sensor. A raw seismic profile is generated based on the detected seismic waves. Resonant noise is identified and reduced in seismic data associated with the raw seismic profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Elliott Willis, Oscar Augusto Barrios Lopez, Pedro William Palacios, Dongjie Cheng
  • Patent number: 11513050
    Abstract: A particulate matter sensor including a light source, a photodetector, and a particle filter. The light source and the photodetector are arranged in the same plane as the particle filter. Integrated particulate matter sensors are operable to detect particulate matter by measuring an optical characteristic of a filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: ams AG
    Inventors: Alexander Bergmann, Martin Kraft
  • Patent number: 11480358
    Abstract: An indoor air quality control system may be implemented to control a plurality of air handling units within an industrial facility in a concerted effort to effect an overall air quality goal. A remote server analyzes sensor data, historical data, and other environmental data (e.g., predicted weather data), and uses one or more machine learning algorithms to model the behavior of air within the facility. The sensed air quality data is considered holistically to understand the overall condition of the facility and the gradient of air flows and/or contaminant flows within the 3-dimensional space. Air handling models are applied to current sensor data to generate instructions to selectively turn on/off or otherwise control components of various air handling equipment to reach an optimized air quality result. Decisions on how to control the facility are based on environmental health and safety considerations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Synapse Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Josiah Barnes
  • Patent number: 11467019
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a monitoring system for measuring and communicating properties of a liquid, wherein said monitoring system is configured to be arranged in a mounted position above and at a distance from a surface of the liquid, and wherein said monitoring system comprises: a light source configured to emit light towards the surface of said liquid, such that at least a portion of said light is transmitted through said liquid; a light detector configured to detect light that has been emitted from said light source and transmitted through said liquid and to generate a representation of the intensity and spatial distribution of the emitted light that has been detected; a processing circuitry being configured to determine the turbidity of the liquid based on said representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet AB
    Inventors: Fredrik Hallgren, Joel Wanemark
  • Patent number: 11435226
    Abstract: Provided are an apparatus and method for measuring quantum efficiency of a detector using a single pulse laser. Quantum efficiency of the measurement target detector may be measured from 420 nm to 1600 nm having uncertainty of 2% to 4% (K=2) by comparing the reference detector and the measurement target detector significantly different in sensitivity using a single laser pulse as a spectral light source. Also, it is possible to directly compare the two detectors with a significant difference in sensitivity through a very simple setup that causes a portion of a laser pulse output from a light source part to be absorbed by the reference detector and the laser pulse reflected from the reference detector to be irradiated to the measurement target detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science
    Inventors: Kee-Suk Hong, Dong-Hoon Lee, Seongchong Park, Jisoo Hwang
  • Patent number: 11434724
    Abstract: To estimate a state of a natural resource in pipeline equipment during extraction in an oil field, provided is an apparatus including a data acquiring section that acquires measurement data, measured by a measurement device, indicating a state of a natural resource that is a fluid flowing through an extraction network for extracting the natural resource; a state estimating section that estimates the state of the natural resource at least at one location differing from a location where the measurement device is provided in a flow path of the extraction network, using the measurement data and a model of the extraction network; and a margin calculating section that calculates a margin until flow path blocking matter is generated in the extraction network, based on the estimated state of the natural resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Hidaka, Nobuo Okabe, Naoki Yoshima
  • Patent number: 11391613
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to a fluid composition sensor device and method of using the same. In various embodiments, the fluid flow composition sensor is configured to receive a volume of fluid, the fluid composition sensor comprising a housing, a removable fluid flow component, an impactor nozzle, a collection media assembly dock element configured to receive a replaceable collection media assembly comprising a collection media configured to receive one or more particles within the volume of fluid, an imaging device configured to capture an image of at least a portion of the one or more particles received by the fluid composition sensor, and a controller configured to determine, based at least in part on the image, at least one particle characteristic of the volume of fluid. The imaging device may be configured to capture the image of one or more particles received by the fluid composition sensor using lensless holography.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventors: Jamie W. Speldrich, Andy Walker Brown, Ronald W. Myers, Richard Charles Sorenson
  • Patent number: 11313813
    Abstract: A method of controlling a substrate etching process includes disposing a bottom surface or a top surface of a substrate adjacent to volume of etching fluid to produce an etchant-substrate interface and heating the etchant-substrate interface via spatially controlled electromagnetic radiation. The method also includes transmitting a monitoring beam through the substrate, the substrate and volume of etching fluid being at least partially transparent at the wavelength range of the monitoring beam and measuring a property of the substrate surface during the substrate etching process via the monitoring beam to produce a real-time measured property for the substrate. A corresponding etching system and computer-program product is also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Momentum Optics LLC
    Inventor: Jeremy Goeckeritz
  • Patent number: 11315777
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and apparatus subjecting an analyte in an ion concentrating chamber to an electric and velocity field to concentrate analyte ions into a smaller space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventors: Boris Zachar Gorbunov, Michael Douglas Burton, David Benjamin Müller
  • Patent number: 11257301
    Abstract: An image analysis apparatus including a processor configured to: acquire a first fluorescence image indicating an observation target including a plurality of types of cells, each of which has a first region stained by first staining, and a second fluorescence image indicating the observation target in which a second region of a specific cell among the plurality of types of cells is stained by second staining different from the first staining; determine whether or not the first region is included in the second region in a superimposed image obtained by superimposing the first fluorescence image and the second fluorescence image and acquire a first determination result for each of the first regions; and determine the type of cell included in the observation target on the basis of the first determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Shunsuke Tominaga
  • Patent number: 11189455
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a transportable device, for the transport and transfer of a sample under ultra-high vacuum conditions and at low temperature, comprising a vacuum chamber, a cooling system, a transfer rod by means of which the sample positon can be adjusted, a valve by means of which the chamber can be opened or closed and attached to another vacuum apparatus, a pump designed to maintain in the chamber a pressure below 10?9 mbar all the time a sample is inside the chamber and/or all the time the sample is being transferred, a cooling shield defining a volume inside the chamber in which the sample is kept during transport, wherein the cooling shield (106) is thermally contacted to the cooling system, a sample holder removably attached to the transfer rod and configured to carry the sample during transport, a cooling block thermally contacted to the cooling shield, wherein the cooling block and the sample holder are configured such that they can be brought in thermal contact inside the volume de
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: FERROVAC AG
    Inventors: Urs Maier, David Von Gunten
  • Patent number: 11161367
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a product having a surface provided with embossments, includes bringing a material web is in contact with a roller. The roller is provided with a relief at its surface, with which, via this relief, embossments are formed in the material web. The roller has a circumference of which, or at least certain parts thereof that are variable, or alternatively the circumference of the roller is variable by making use of embossing elements, wherein the mutual angular position thereof is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Flooring Industries Limited, SARL
    Inventors: Mark Cappelle, Christophe Naeyaert, Jasper De Jaeger, Guy Van Hooydonck
  • Patent number: 11150370
    Abstract: A system and a computer-implemented method of evaluating a formation. The system includes a plurality of acoustic transmitters and acoustic receivers and a processor. Acoustic data is obtained from the formation using the plurality of acoustic transmitters and acoustic receivers. The acoustic data is projected into a plurality of image planes and a feature in one of the image planes is selected. The plurality image planes are scrolled through in order to determine the three-dimensional structure of the feature. The formation is drilled based on the three-dimensional structure of the feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventor: Thomas Bradley
  • Patent number: 11085869
    Abstract: Systems for detecting light (e.g., in a flow stream) are described. Light detection systems according to embodiments include two or more photodetector arrays and an optical adjustment component positioned in an optical path between the photodetector arrays. Systems and methods for measuring light emitted by a sample (e.g., in a flow stream) and kits having two or more photodetector arrays and an optical adjustment component are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventors: Austin Wu, David Thao Do, Timothy Wayne Petersen, Jianying Cao
  • Patent number: 11075065
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a sample plate for laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry comprising a substrate including a surface corrosion layer, and the surface corrosion layer constitutes at least a portion of the photoreaction catalyst layer, and a photocatalytic catalyst layer including a metal oxide formed on the substrate, wherein a sample to be analyzed is disposed on the photocatalytic catalyst layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventor: Jae-Chul Pyun
  • Patent number: 11072827
    Abstract: Apparatus and techniques for electrokinetic loading of samples of interest into sub-micron-scale reaction chambers are described. Embodiments include an integrated device and related apparatus for analyzing samples in parallel. The integrated device may include at least one reaction chamber formed through a surface of the integrated device and configured to receive a sample of interest, such as a molecule of nucleic acid. The integrated device may further include electrodes patterned adjacent to the reaction chamber that produce one or more electric fields that assist loading the sample into the reaction chamber. The apparatus may further include a sample reservoir having a fluid seal with the surface of the integrated device and configured to hold a suspension containing the samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Quantum-Si Incorporated
    Inventors: Guojun Chen, Jeremy Lackey, Alexander Goryaynov, Gerard Schmid, Ali Kabiri, Jonathan M. Rothberg, Todd Rearick, Jonathan C. Schultz, Farshid Ghasemi, Keith G. Fife
  • Patent number: 11047837
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer program products for cannabis analysis, such as a system that has a cannabis analysis data server and a plurality of mobile cannabis analysis devices that are communicatively coupled to a network. The mobile devices perform physical analyses of a physical sample and communicate resulting data to the cannabis analysis data server with a unique identifier. The mobile cannabis analysis devices may also monitor device and external environmental conditions that affect the performance and communicate these to the cannabis analysis data server. The cannabis analysis data server performs analyses on the received data from the mobile devices. Based on the sample analyses, the cannabis analysis data server generates sample analysis reports and communicates them to a user. The cannabis analysis data server may also generate data to control the operation of the mobile cannabis analysis devices based on the operation and environmental data received from the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Green Ocean Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Fayek Andrawes, David Cree Crawford, Craig Fontenot, Quan Shi
  • Patent number: 11041808
    Abstract: Imaging systems and methods, referred to herein as surface ablation lathe tomography (SALT), may be capable of providing whole organ tomography to provide 3D imaging. The system may provide a UV source that excites a sample, and a camera may capture imaging of fluorescent emission cause by the excitation. The tissue sample may be treated or stained with an imaging agent, such as fluorescent markers with fluorescently-tagged antibodies. The sample may also be infused with and/or embedded in paraffin wax. The tissue sample embedded in paraffin may be placed on a rotating mechanism that rotates, while the UV source excites a desired region and the camera captures imaging of a thin surface layer or shell of the sample. The system may also provide an ablation mechanism, such as a microtome blade or lathe, to ablate surface of the sample during rotation to allow imaging of subsequent layers of the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventors: David Mayerich, Jason Eriksen
  • Patent number: 11043460
    Abstract: An overlay mark structure includes a plurality of first patterns of a previous layer and a plurality of second patterns of a current layer. Each of the second patterns includes a first section and a second section. The first section is disposed corresponding to one of the first patterns in a vertical direction. The first section partially overlaps the first pattern corresponding to the first section in the vertical direction. The second section is separated from the first section in an elongation direction of the second pattern. A part of the first pattern corresponding to the first section is disposed between the first section and the second section in the elongation direction of the second pattern. A measurement method of the overlay mark structure includes performing a diffraction-based overlay measurement between each of the first sections and the first pattern overlapping the first section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventors: Yu-Wei Cheng, Bo-Jou Lu, Chun-Chi Yu
  • Patent number: 11029251
    Abstract: A method for estimating the aboveground biomass of rice based on multi-spectral images of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), including: normatively collecting UAV multi-spectral image data of rice canopy and ground measured biomass data; after collection, preprocessing images, extracting reflectivity and texture feature parameters, calculating a vegetation index, and constructing a new texture index; and by stepwise multiple regression analysis, integrating the vegetation index and the texture index to estimate rice biomass, and establishing a multivariate linear model for estimating biomass. A new estimation model is verified for accuracy by a cross-validation method. The method has high estimation accuracy and less requirements on input data, and is suitable for the whole growth period of rice. Estimating rice biomass by integrating UAV spectrum and texture information is proposed for the first time, and can be widely used for monitoring crop growth by UAV remote sensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Yan Zhu, Hengbiao Zheng, Tao Cheng, Xia Yao, Yongchao Tian, Weixing Cao
  • Patent number: 11024669
    Abstract: A light detection and ranging (LIDAR) system is provided that includes an optical a scanning mirror to steer a laser beam emitted from the tip of an optical fiber to scan a scene, and collect light incident upon any objects in the scene that is returned to the fiber tip. The LIDAR system further includes a re-imaging lens located between the optical fiber and scanning mirror, and an optic located between the scanning mirror and the scene. The re-imaging lens focuses the laser beam emitted from the optical fiber on or close to the first scanning mirror's center of rotation and thereby re-image the fiber tip at or close to the center of rotation, from which the laser beam is reflected as a divergent laser beam. And the optic is configured to collimate or focus the divergent laser beam from the first scanning mirror that is launched toward the scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Aeva, Inc.
    Inventors: Mina Rezk, Keith Gagne, Neal N. Oza, Omer P. Kocaoglu
  • Patent number: 10976246
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for field spectroscopic characterization of seafood is disclosed. A portable NIR spectrometer is connected to an analyzer configured for performing a multivariate analysis of reflection spectra to determine qualitatively the true identities or quantitatively the freshness of seafood samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: VIAVI Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Nada A. O'Brien, Charles A. Hulse, Heinz W. Siesler, Changmeng Hsiung
  • Patent number: 10978173
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for reducing a noise level of a data set for a target analyte in a sample. The present invention can reduce a noise level of a data set to a proper level conveniently by applying a noise-reduction ratio to the data set thereby the possibility of false positive may be reduced effectively. According to the present invention, the calibrated data set is obtained by using the noise-reduction ratio, so that the noise level of a data set is reduced without change of signal ratio between the data point in the data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SEEGENE, INC.
    Inventors: Jong Yoon Chun, Young Jo Lee, Han Bit Lee
  • Patent number: 10948900
    Abstract: A method to assist in identifying a spectral feature and a characteristic of the selected spectral feature to monitor during polishing includes polishing a test substrate and measuring a sequence of spectra of light reflected from a substrate while the substrate is being polished, where at least some of the spectra of the sequence differ due to material being removed during the polishing. The sequence of spectra are visually displayed as a contour plot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Drue David, Harry Q. Lee, Dominic J. Benvegnu, Boguslaw A. Swedek
  • Patent number: 10928290
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and method for measuring the concentration, size and zeta potential of nanoparticles in liquids in scattered light mode and fluorescence mode, comprising the following features: a) a sample (28) is irradiated from above by a laser (1) via a beamsplitter (14) and an adjustable-focus liquid lens (9), and the reflected beam of light is deflected by the same beamsplitter (14) and a further liquid lens (8) onto a detector (5), and analysed; b) to observe the fluorescent light, a fluorescence filter (19) is connected in the convergent beam path between the liquid lens (8) and the detector (5), to increase the distance between the scattered light plane (31) and the fluorescence plane (30); and c) to control the measurement process, a particle tracking program, an optical control unit (15) and a display (2) with a touch screen are used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Hanno Wachernig, Margret Boeck
  • Patent number: 10900885
    Abstract: According to various aspects, a flow system for transporting microparticulate samples in a hydrodynamically planar flow in a selected flow direction includes a flow chamber extending in the flow direction, having first and second apertures on opposed surfaces of the flow chamber. A sheath-fluid channel has first and second branches to carry the sheath fluid into the flow chamber through the first aperture and having orientations separated by less than about 15° at the first aperture; and third and fourth branches to carry the sheath fluid through the second aperture and having orientations separated by less than about 15° at the second aperture. In some examples, guide channels extend from the apertures substantially perpendicular to the flow chamber at the apertures, and sheath-fluid channel supply sheath fluid to the guide channels. Flow systems can be used in image flow cytometers for observing microparticulate samples, e.g., using scanning irradiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: CAPTL LLC
    Inventors: Masanobu Yamamoto, J. Paul Robinson, Yuji Masuda, Tsukasa Kayou
  • Patent number: 10867770
    Abstract: An e-beam apparatus is disclosed, the tool comprising an electron optics system configured to project an e-beam onto an object, an object table to hold the object, and a positioning device configured to move the object table relative to the electron optics system. The positioning device comprises a short stroke stage configured to move the object table relative to the electron optics system and a long stroke stage configured to move the short stroke stage relative to the electron optics system. The e-beam apparatus further comprises a magnetic shield to shield the electron optics system from a magnetic disturbance generated by the positioning device. The magnetic shield may be arranged between the positioning device and the electron optics system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Peter Paul Hempenius, Sven Antoin Johan Hol, Maarten Frans Janus Kremers, Henricus Martinus Johannes Van De Groes, Niels Johannes Maria Bosch, Marcel Koenraad Marie Baggen
  • Patent number: 10864471
    Abstract: The present invention provides a smart air filter blockage detection and alert communication system for use with filters in air circulation systems such as HVAC, vehicles, server systems, and dryers. The system attached to the frame of a filter comprises a light source, a light sensor, two actuators and a control unit. The control unit based on a stored program or an external command activates the actuators to place the source and the sensor devices attached to the two arms of the actuators on the two sides of the filter membrane. The sensor measures the light intensity transmitted through the filter. The control unit upon receiving the intensity data determines the filter blockage level and communicates alert to the user when the blockage exceeds a predetermined value. The system uses a 4G or a 5G IoT network capability for data collection and communication with servers and user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: Sid Chaudhuri
  • Patent number: 10866226
    Abstract: An air quality measurement system for a plurality of adjacent ground flares. The system includes a plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles operating aerially above and around emissions from a plurality of adjacent ground flares. Sensors mounted on each of the plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles monitor atmospheric air properties. A data central processing unit receives, collects, and analyzes data from each of the sensors on each of the unmanned aerial vehicles regarding the atmospheric air properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph D. Smith, Robert E. Jackson, Zachary P. Smith
  • Patent number: 10845295
    Abstract: An imaging flow cytometry apparatus and method which allows registering multiple locations across a cell, and/or across multiple flow channels, in parallel using radio-frequency-tagged emission (FIRE) coupled with a parallel optical detection scheme toward increasing analysis throughput. An optical source is modulated by multiple RF frequencies to produce an optical interrogation beam having a spatially distributed beat frequency. This beam is directed to one or more focused streams of cells whose responsive fluorescence, in different frequencies, is registered in parallel by an optical detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Bahram Jalali, Eric D. Diebold, Brandon Buckley
  • Patent number: 10782219
    Abstract: A particle counting method comprises obtaining first particle information related to the gas to be measured by a first particle counter with a first particle size detection range, obtaining second particle information related to the gas to be measured by a second particle counter with a second particle size detection range, and generating particle size distribution information according to the first and second particle information. The first particle information includes a plurality of particle size ranges and a plurality of particle quantities wherein each of the plurality of particle size ranges corresponds to a respective one of the plurality of particle quantities, the second particle information includes the quantity of particles of which the size values are in the second particle size range, and the lower limit of the second particle size range is lower than that of the first particle size range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: Sheng-Jui Chen, Sheau-Shi Pan, Ta-Chang Yu
  • Patent number: 10775318
    Abstract: A system (10) for detecting a level of dirtiness of a filter mat (20) of an airflow cooling system for telecommunications equipment, the system (10) comprising a detector (12) for detecting fluorescent or reflected light backscattered at at least one part in (22) of the filter mat (20) comprising or treated with a fluorescent or reflective material, wherein the detector (12) comprises a light source (12a) for illuminating said at least one part (22) of the filter mat (20) with sampling light, and a photosensor (12b) for detecting fluorescent or reflected light backscattered at said at least one part (22) of the filter mat (20) caused by the illumination thereof with sampling light, wherein the system (10) is configured for inferring the level of dirtiness of the filter mat (20) from the amount of detected fluorescent or reflected light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: XIEON NETWORKS S.a.r.l.
    Inventor: Lutz Rapp
  • Patent number: 10768061
    Abstract: The optical sensor generally has a frame having a deformable member mounted to the frame, and a sensing optical fiber being fixedly attached to a portion of the deformable member, the sensing optical fiber having at least one ?-phase-shifted fiber Bragg grating inscribed thereon, the at least one ?-phase-shifted fiber Bragg grating of the sensing optical fiber deforming together with the deformable member when the frame is subjected to a force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: FIBOS INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas Burgwin, Michael Bakaic, Xijia Gu
  • Patent number: 10760360
    Abstract: A device for determining the connection quality of threaded tubular components includes a case configured for mounting on an external surface portion of a threaded tubular component, at least one measuring device including a contact layer including a plurality of temperature sensors arranged to measure variables representative of temperatures at a plurality of locations E(i,j) of the external surface of the end of the tubular component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventors: Gabriel Roussie, Nicolas Baudet, David Christian Petersen
  • Patent number: 10750656
    Abstract: In one aspect, a system for monitoring the frame levelness of an agricultural implement include first and second sensors configured to capture data indicative of a position differential defined between a soil surface and a portion of an a first and second ground engaging tool positioned below the soil surface, respectively. The captured data may be associated at least partially with the receipt of sensor signals reflected off of the portion of the associated ground engaging tool positioned below the soil surface. The system may also include a controller configured to determine penetration depths of the first and second ground engaging tools based on the captured data received from the first and second sensors, respectively. The controller may also be configured to monitor the frame levelness based on a penetration depth differential defined between the first and second penetration depths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Trevor Stanhope, Jason Fox, Luca Ferrari
  • Patent number: 10739494
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer programs for monitoring production of fluids from a subterranean formation includes receiving, from a first sensor array at a first time, a first set of electromagnetic signals generated by an electroseismic or seismoelectric conversion of seismic signals caused, at least in part, by the production of fluid from the subterranean formation; receiving, from the first sensor array at a second time, a second set of electromagnetic signals generated by an electroseismic or seismoelectric conversion of seismic signals caused, at least in part, by the production of fluid from the subterranean formation; and determining one or more reservoir properties based, at least in part, on the first and second sets signals received from the first sensor array. The first sensor array are arranged to monitor the production operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: EX Explore, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Arthur Thompson, Alan Katz, Robert England, Todd W. Benson, Mark Griffin
  • Patent number: 10718669
    Abstract: In one example, an initial transform is stored for converting wavelength channel responses of a color measurement instrument to color readings. The initial transform is set in-factory by a manufacturer of the color measurement device. A color selection of a sample is subsequently retrieved from a database, where the color selection was made by an end user in response to a color reading by the color measurement instrument using the initial transform. An adjustment to the initial transform is calculated using the color selection. The adjustment is then sent to the color measurement instrument for use in making future color measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: DATACOLOR, INC.
    Inventors: Zhiling Xu, Taeyoung Park
  • Patent number: 10715081
    Abstract: A device or system to measure a soiling level and/or soiling level non-uniformity, or power loss arising from soiling including soiling non-uniformity, representative of a PV module. In one respect, a device comprising at least a first transparent window and at least two sensors, wherein said sensors comprise a soiling sensor, an irradiance sensor, or a photovoltaic device, and wherein at least two of said sensors are configured to measure separate regions of said first transparent window and at least one of said sensors is a soiling sensor configured to measure a soiling level of said first transparent window or of a second transparent window substantially close to said first transparent window, and wherein from said measurements of said sensors said device determines a soiling level and/or a non-uniformity of said soiling level of said first transparent window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Gostein, William Stueve, Stan Faullin
  • Patent number: 10705023
    Abstract: A solution cathode glow discharge plasma-atomic emission spectrum apparatus and method capable of performing direct gas sample introduction and used for detecting a heavy metal element. The solution cathode glow discharge plasma-atomic emission spectrum apparatus comprises a high-voltage power source, a ballast resistor, a hollow metal anode and a solution cathode. The hollow metal anode is connected to a positive electrode of the high-voltage power source by means of the ballast resistor, and the solution cathode is connected to a negative electrode of the high-voltage power source by means of a graphite electrode. The plasma apparatus is further configured in such a manner that a discharge region is formed between the hollow metal anode (10) and the solution cathode, and the hollow metal anode further serves as a sample introduction pipeline, so that gas to be detected enters the discharge region and is excited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Zheng Wang, Chuchu Huang, Qing Li, Jiamei Mo
  • Patent number: 10697874
    Abstract: A consumable part having a body with a surface is configured to be exposed to plasma during processing in a chamber. The consumable part includes a trigger feature disposed in the body. The trigger feature includes a void, and the void is an identifiable feature on the surface of the body to identify a wear level of the consumable part. The wear level is correlated to a lifetime remaining for the consumable part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventor: Richard Alan Gottscho
  • Patent number: 10679376
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed herein that relate to determining a pose of a handheld object. One example provides a computing system configured to determine a pose of a handheld object comprising a plurality of light sources by acquiring image data of a surrounding environment, detecting a subset of light sources of the plurality of light sources of the handheld object in the image data, and performing a search, without using previous pose data, to determine the pose of the handheld object relative to the computing system. The computing system is further configured to use the pose determined to perform a later search for an updated pose of the handheld object, and if the later search fails to find the updated pose, determine the updated pose by again performing the search without using previous pose data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: Alexandru Octavian Balan, Ronald Boskovic, Filip Panjevic, Ivan Razumenic, Vuk Jovanovic
  • Patent number: 10641596
    Abstract: A BTC probe may comprise a housing having a body, a neck extending radially from the body coupled to a hard lead comprising a hard shield, a driven guard, and a lead wire, and a cap coupled at a top surface of the body enclosing an interior volume of the housing. A sensor element may be disposed within the housing an coupled to the lead wire. The sensor element may comprise a sensor head having a first vertex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventors: Eli Cole Warren, Edward F. Dreger