Chemical Analysis Patents (Class 702/22)
  • Patent number: 11644422
    Abstract: A calibration standard for determining an intensity decay related to an evanescent field generated close to the interface between a sample to be tested and a substrate on which the sample is to be deposited, preparation and analysis methods and use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Inventors: Martin Oheim, Adi Salomon
  • Patent number: 11639902
    Abstract: A method of evaluating microwave characteristics includes the steps of: (A) measuring thermal diffusion features and microwave characteristics of at least three mode samples to obtain at least three data points, wherein the mode samples include identical constituents but at different ratios thereof; (B) obtaining a mathematical relation between the data points by linear regression; (C) measuring a thermal diffusion feature of a sample under test, wherein the sample under test and the mode samples include identical constituents; and (D) substituting the thermal diffusion feature of the sample under test into the mathematical relation to evaluate a microwave characteristic of the sample under test. The method is applicable to a ceramic material to evaluate microwave characteristics of the ceramic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Inventors: Chia-Ting Lin, Jian-Long Ruan
  • Patent number: 11635437
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for verifying the primary structure of a protein through comparative analyses between ion clusters observed in mass spectra and a series of simulated ion clusters deduced from its putative chemical formula. The method comprises the steps of: preparing a protein sample for mass spectrometric analyses; collecting mass spectra of the protein sample; obtaining master ion cluster from a plurality of ion clusters in the mass spectra; producing a series of simulated ion clusters according to the chemical formula of the protein; finding the best fit for the master ion cluster among the series of simulated ion clusters; and verifying if said best-fit simulated ion cluster corresponds to the chemical formula of the protein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Inventors: Yeou Guang Tsay, Ya-Fen Chen
  • Patent number: 11621055
    Abstract: Embodiments of a method and/or system, such as for characterizing at least one microorganism-related condition, can include: determining a set of associations (e.g., positive associations such as positive correlations, negative associations such as negative correlations, non-associations such as no correlation or minimal correlation, etc.) between a set of microorganism taxa and at least one microorganism-related condition; determining a set of reference features (e.g., reference abundance ranges, etc.) for the set of microorganism taxa; and determining one or more significance index metrics based on the set of associations and the set of reference features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Psomagen, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Apte, Jessica Richman, Daniel Almonacid, Patricio Lagos, Ricardo Castro, Paz Tapia
  • Patent number: 11589750
    Abstract: A method for obtaining a near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) cerebral signal in a subject includes: placing a near-infrared emitter and respective proximal and distal near-infrared detectors on a skin of a head of a subject; during a baseline recording stage with the subject in resting-state, record near-infrared signals, the recorded signals including a baseline deep-signal and a baseline shallow-signal; calculate a scaling factor between amplitudes of the baseline deep-signal and the baseline shallow-signal at a given task-frequency; with the subject undergoing a cyclic cerebral stimulation at the task-frequency during a stimulation recording stage, record near-infrared signals, the recorded signals comprising a shallow-signal and a deep-signal; and applying the scaling factor to the shallow-signal, calculating the cerebral signal at the task-frequency as a difference between the deep-signal and the scaled shallow-signal, at the task-frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: NEWMANBRAIN, S.L.
    Inventors: Joaquin Ibañez Ballesteros, Sergio Molina Rodriguez, Carlos Belmonte Martinez
  • Patent number: 11580275
    Abstract: A method for producing an experimental output satisfying an objective includes conducting an experimental execution process including applying a selection criterion to select an approach to determining a set of parameters for a set of experiments, and determining a first set of parameters for a first experiment according to the selected approach based on one or more of (i) a predicted relationship between a set of parameters and a characteristic of a corresponding experimental output, (ii) the measured characteristic of a second experimental output from a second experiment executed according to a second set of parameters, (iii) the objective, and (iv) a parameter selection rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: Sylvia Joan Smullin, Albin Lee Jones, Michael Jason Grundmann
  • Patent number: 11573201
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for identifying a chemical structure of a wide variety of low molecular weight compounds using mass-to-charge ratio and collision cross section of fragment ions of an analyte compound. The analyte compound is ionized and fragmented, and the fragment ions are measured by a mass spectrometer with an ion mobility spectrometry measurement device. According to the present method, it does not depend on any compound class-specific characteristics or structural features, therefore enabling determinations of any classes of low molecular weight compounds, which does not limit to a specific compound class. The present invention comprises three methods which share a common data structure and s data processing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Inventor: Eisuke Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 11573559
    Abstract: Techniques and apparatus for analytical instrument management and information assessment processes are described. In one embodiment, for example, an apparatus may include at least one memory and logic coupled to the at least one memory. The logic may be configured to perform a test plan on at least one rubber material analytical instrument via accessing a test plan comprising at least one step, generating test plan results responsive to performing the test plan on the at least one rubber material analytical instrument, analyzing the test plan results, and presenting the test plan results on a plurality of graphical user interface (GUI) objects. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Inventors: Claudia Elena Florea, Benjamin Brueck, Alexandru Iacob, Thomas Fennig
  • Patent number: 11549958
    Abstract: In a scenario where a laboratory is required to perform a plurality of tests on biological samples from a plurality of tubes in a manner that satisfies certain constraints, it is possible that the laboratory could handle the samples and assign them to machines in a manner which ensures that the relevant constraints are met. This could include using matrices and optimization functions to represent tubes, tests, machines and prescriptions, and could also include dynamically determining whether and how to aliquot the samples so as to meet the constraints given the conditions under which the samples would be processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Beckman Coulter, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Varlet, Sohrab Faramarzi Oghani, Martin Bué, Pr. El Ghazali Talbi
  • Patent number: 11545349
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry method and, specifically, a mass spectrometry method according to the present invention comprises the steps of: acquiring a mass spectrum of an analyte by performing matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization of the analyte, wherein a detection spectrum, which is the mass spectrum of the analyte, is acquired using each of two or more matrixes different from one another; and removing, from each detection spectrum, a peak of a corresponding matrix to obtain a matrix-removed spectrum, and then acquiring a corrected mass spectrum of the analyte on the basis of a matrix-removed spectrum for each of different matrixes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventors: Taeman Kim, Do Hoon Kim, Jong Rok Ahn, Han-Oh Park
  • Patent number: 11536677
    Abstract: A gas detection device includes a gas sensor and a drive circuit. The drive circuit includes a measurement circuit, a power supply circuit, and a control circuit. The gas sensor includes a first electrode, a second electrode, a metal-oxide layer disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode, and an insulating film that covers the first electrode, the second electrode, and the metal-oxide layer, and has an opening that exposes part of a main surface of the second electrode. A resistance value of the metal-oxide layer decreases when gas containing hydrogen atoms contact the second electrode. When the resistance value of the metal-oxide layer falls outside a predetermined range, the drive circuit applies a predetermined voltage between the first electrode and the second electrode to restore the resistance value of the metal-oxide layer back into the predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventors: Ken Kawai, Koji Katayama, Shinichi Yoneda
  • Patent number: 11536596
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sensor (1) for detecting environmental parameters, comprising a transmission device (3) by means of which an output signal of the sensor (1) can be emitted, and a correction device (4) by means of which the sensor measurement value can be corrected for the emission of a correct output signal, which sensor is to be easy to produce, and wherein only a small output is to be required for a method for calibrating a sensor of this type. According to the invention, the sensor is calibrated by means of the correction device thereof, on the basis of cloud-based data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: PARAGON AG
    Inventor: Ralf Moenkemoeller
  • Patent number: 11500654
    Abstract: Methods and systems for selecting a set of fast computable functions to assess core properties of entities are disclosed. A method includes: receiving a request to select a set of fast computable functions to determine core properties of an entity; determining, for each of a plurality of fast computable function nodes in a directed graph, a set of core property nodes in the directed graph that are connected to the fast computable function node; adding, to a solution set, a fast computable function node that is connected to a highest number of core property nodes that are currently unconnected to nodes in the solution set; repeating the adding until each of the core property nodes is connected to at least one of the nodes in the solution set; and outputting the fast computable function nodes in the solution set in response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventors: Ramasuri Narayanam, Sahitya Sanagapati, Radha Bellamkonda, Shweta Garg
  • Patent number: 11480478
    Abstract: A process for controlled heating of a sensor of an aftertreatment system comprising accessing several parameters, including an exhaust mass flow, an outlet temperature, an ambient air temperature, and an ambient air velocity, calculating a temperature of the sensor based on a thermal model and the accessed parameters, comparing the calculated temperature to a threshold temperature, and activating a controlled heating process for the sensor responsive to the calculated temperature being below the threshold temperature. The controlled heating process can include activating a heater to heat the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Cummins Emission Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Nassim Khaled
  • Patent number: 11480581
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods of identifying or certifying an animal that consumed a traceable diet comprising a C1 metabolizing microorganism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: CALYSTA, INC.
    Inventors: Sungwon Lee, Allan LeBlanc
  • Patent number: 11474086
    Abstract: A measurement data processing device for graphically displaying measurement data for a plurality of target compounds and for performing quantitative determination for the target compounds is provided. The device includes a display section 7, a measurement data input receiver 43 for receiving an input of measurement data, a screen-display numerical data creator 44 for performing a previously determined process on the measurement data to calculate a quantitative value and create numerical data for screen display, a screen-display graphical data creator 46 for performing a previously determined process on the measurement data for the target compounds to create graphical data for screen display after the numerical data for screen display have been created for all target compounds, and a display processor 48 for displaying, in the display section, the numerical data for screen display and the graphical data for screen display in a form that depends on a user operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventor: Yurina Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 11468264
    Abstract: The embodiment of the present application relates to the field of substance ingredient detection, for example, relates to a substance ingredient detection method and apparatus, and a detection device. The method includes: obtaining spectral information of a substance to be detected; and matching the spectral information with a pre-obtained prediction model based on a machine learning algorithm to obtain the ingredients of the substance to be detected. In the embodiment of the present application, the spectral information of the substance to be detected is obtained, and then the spectral information is matched with the prediction model based on the machine learning algorithm to obtain the prediction result of the ingredients of the substance to be detected. In the embodiment of the present application, the machine learning algorithm is combined with spectral recognition, the traditional algorithm is abandoned, the recognition speed is improved, and the substance detection efficiency is greatly improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventors: Lei Luo, William Xiao-qing Huang
  • Patent number: 11460560
    Abstract: A sensor apparatus for photon sensing comprises a plurality of pixel devices, each pixel device comprising: a plurality of photon detectors arranged to produce photon detection signals in response to photon detection events; a processing resource configured to process photon detection signals to produce photon detection event signals, wherein each photon detection event signal comprises time data representative of a photon detection time at which a respective photon detection event occurred; a pixel memory; a further processing resource configured to process the photon detection event signals to obtain detection data representative of photon detection events over a detection period; a communication resource for transmitting the detection data from the pixel device, wherein the processing of the photon detection event signals is such that storing and/or transmission of the detection data uses less storage capacity and/or communication capacity than would be used by storage and/or transmission of the photon det
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventors: Ahmet Erdogan, Robert Henderson, Richard Walker
  • Patent number: 11456061
    Abstract: A method and system for harvesting molecular structures from non-editable documents is disclosed herein. A non-editable storage document is fed by a feeder which is received by a receiver. The molecular and non-molecular data contained in the non-editable storage document is recognized. The three-dimensional coordinates of the molecular data is separated using a pattern recognition. The molecular coordinates are encoded by a pattern sequence. A bond matrix data of the encoded data is generated. Subsequently the bond matrix data for accuracy is verified by comparing with a stored standardized data into a library.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
    Inventors: Muthukumarasamy Karthikeyan, Renu Vyas
  • Patent number: 11450407
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for designing and testing custom biologic molecules in silico which are useful, for example, for the treatment, prevention, and diagnosis of disease. In particular, in certain embodiments, the biomolecule engineering technologies described herein employ artificial intelligence (AI) software modules to accurately predict performance of candidate biomolecules and/or portions thereof with respect to particular design criteria. In certain embodiments, the AI-powered modules described herein determine performance scores with respect to design criteria such as binding to a particular target. AI-computed performance scores may, for example, be used as objective functions for computer implemented optimization routines that efficiently search a landscape of potential protein backbone orientations and binding interface amino-acid sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Pythia Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Laniado, Julien Jorda, Matthias Maria Alessandro Malago, Thibault Marie Duplay, Mohamed El Hibouri, Lisa Juliette Madeleine Barel
  • Patent number: 11435420
    Abstract: In a magnetic resonance (MR) method and apparatus for determining an MR image or an MR fat image of an examination subject, first and second MR signal datasets are provided to a computer, respectively obtained at first and second echo times. The computer defines a signal model and determines possible solution candidates for values of parameters of the signal model for each pixel of the two MR signal datasets so that the MR signals thereof are matched as well as possible. A correct solution is selected from the solution candidates, using a calculated phase map, based on predetermined assumptions regarding the calculated phase map. The MR water image or the MR fat image is determined using the correct solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventor: Marcel Dominik Nickel
  • Patent number: 11414012
    Abstract: In an information processing system, a first acquisition unit acquires information on an odor in a cabin of a vehicle. An inference unit infers whether a source of the odor is a driver of the vehicle based on the information acquired by the first acquisition unit. A determination unit determines content of a notification provided to the driver according to an inference result of the inference unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Inventors: Yuta Ishiko, Kazuyuki Ishiwata
  • Patent number: 11408866
    Abstract: When a user inputs samples per group, a sample tree and a peak matrix are generated. Peak lists per group are shown in the sample tree, and m/z values and signal strength values from the peak lists are coordinates in the peak matrix. A multivariate analysis is applied to the generated peak matrix. The sample tree, peak matrix, score plot, and loading plot are displayed. When the user clicks a plotted point on the loading plot, a row indicating a corresponding peak on the peak matrix is discriminated. When the user deletes a checkmark corresponding to the discriminated row, the multivariate analysis is applied to the peak matrix from which the peak has been excluded. The score plot and other data are updated. When separation between groups is known from the score plot as failure, the excluded peak may be visually determined as a marker contributing to the group separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventors: Yosihiro Yamada, Shinji Funatsu, Keisuke Shima
  • Patent number: 11382572
    Abstract: An apparatus for non-invasively estimating bio-information is provided. According to one exemplary embodiment, the apparatus may include a bio-signal acquirer configured to acquire a bio-signal; and a processor configured to extract a plurality of characteristic points from the bio-signal, determine internally dividing points of the plurality of characteristic points, and extract feature values from the bio-signal based on the internally dividing points to perform bio-information estimation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventors: Chang Soon Park, Ui Kun Kwon
  • Patent number: 11378534
    Abstract: Provided are a method and a device capable of: generating a first alternating current magnetic field passing through a chamber having a cell disposed therein, by using a plurality of primary coils arranged on a first plane; receiving a second alternating current magnetic field by using a plurality of secondary coils arranged on a second plane; and measuring an impedance change of a cell by using the first alternating current magnetic field and the second alternating current magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SAMSUNG LIFE PUBLIC WELFARE FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Manseung Heo, Eunhyuk Chang, Duk L Na, Kyusung Lee
  • Patent number: 11378442
    Abstract: Example implementations described herein are directed to systems and methods for extracting signal in the presence of noise for industrial IoT systems. Through the example implementations described herein, the high-frequency band signal of the sensor output can be maintained despite data compression, while also retaining information regarding the condition of the machine. Example implementations can also generate compressed data pairs to synchronized downsampled envelopes and spectrum data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Maeda, Sudhanshu Gaur
  • Patent number: 11367013
    Abstract: A quantum computing system and methods for performing fault-tolerant quantum computing. A fusion controller sequentially performs a series of fusion measurements on different fusion sites of a plurality of fusion sites to obtain a respective series of classical measurement results. The series of fusion measurements is performed on quantum modes of a logical qubit. For respective fusion measurements of the series of fusion measurements, a basis for performing the respective fusion measurement is selected based on classical measurement results of previous fusion measurements. The series of classical measurement results are in the memory medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: PsiQuantum, Corp.
    Inventor: Mihir Pant
  • Patent number: 11327061
    Abstract: A method for testing a plurality of sensor devices, a panel and a sensor component are disclosed. In an embodiment a method includes providing the plurality of sensor devices, each sensor device including a sensor element configured to sense an ambient condition, a heating element to heat the sensor element, connection terminals for a supply voltage and at least one connection terminal for a sense signal indicative of a state of the sensor element, providing a panel including a plurality of groups of connection pads, the connection pads of each one of the groups configured to be connected to the connection terminals of one of the sensor devices, mounting the sensor devices to the groups of connection pads, applying a supply voltage to the sensor devices and concurrently heating the heating elements of the sensor devices to an elevated temperature and calibrating the sensor devices at least one after another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventor: Matthias König
  • Patent number: 11315774
    Abstract: Provided is a method for sorting a number of samples into an appropriate number of clusters according to their characteristics. Highly-correlated peaks are extracted from mass spectrum data obtained for the samples (S2). Using the extracted peaks, highly-correlated sample pairs are extracted (S3). While removing samples having low degrees of correlation, highly-correlated sample pairs are integrated to form core clusters (S4). Using singular peaks characterizing each core cluster, two or more core clusters are integrated to form clusters (S5-S7). These clusters include mixed clusters in which two or more clusters are mixed. Member determination formulae are created based on the singular peaks of each cluster (S8-S12). All samples, including those which have been excluded from the cluster determination process, are classified into clusters based on the member determination formulae (S14). The member determination formulae can also be used to assign a new sample to one of the cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignees: Shimadzu Corporation, Teikyo University
    Inventors: Masaaki Matsuura, Yuichiro Fujita, Shigeki Kajihara
  • Patent number: 11268949
    Abstract: A blood analysis method includes: acquiring optical information which changes over time from a mixed liquid of a blood sample and a reagent for coagulation time measurement after mixing the blood sample and the reagent, and acquiring information related to a coagulation time and information related to a number of platelets in the blood sample based on the acquired optical information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventors: Takeshi Suzuki, Yutaka Komiyama, Hiroshi Kurono, Sho Shinohara, Kaneo Satoh, Fuminori Kazama, Yugo Shimada
  • Patent number: 11259725
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for providing a compressible interconnect for allowing electrical communication between an electronics unit and an analyte sensor in an on-body analyte monitoring device. In other embodiments, systems and methods are provided for reducing the Z-height of an on-body analyte monitoring device by utilizing novel interconnects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventor: Gary A. Stafford
  • Patent number: 11249096
    Abstract: A specimen analyzer includes: an analysis unit which analyzes a specimen collected from a subject and generates an analysis result including a component amount in the specimen; an output unit which outputs the analysis result; and a controller which causes the output unit to output or not to output the component amount based on a comparison between the component amount and a determination reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventors: Seiji Takemoto, Takeshi Komoto, Hideki Hirayama, Takashi Yoshida, James Ausdenmoore
  • Patent number: 11244280
    Abstract: An approach is provided for using a machine learning model to reduce food waste. Estimation models for food items are created by using a machine learning model. The estimation models have prediction functions specifying timelines during which the food items are not spoiled and are in a condition for consumption. Prediction function solutions are generated for a food item inventory to indicate menu items for respective time periods. Each menu item includes food item(s) which are in condition for consumption based on the estimation models. Menu recommendations corresponding to the time periods are generated. Each menu includes menu item(s) indicated by the prediction function solutions. The menu recommendations reduce a waste of the food items through spoilage by increasing a likelihood of consumption of the food items within the respective timelines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Angelo Danducci, Igor Ramos, Denny Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11232241
    Abstract: A method for designing new materials for superlubricity comprises developing, on a computational system, a computational supercell comprising x unit cells of a base material, each unit cell comprising y atoms of the base material. The computational system replaces randomly chosen z atoms of the base material with an impurity atom of an impurity material to form a candidate material. The computational system determines volumetric strain of the candidate material. In response to the volumetric strain exceeding a predetermined threshold, the computational system determines that the candidate material has superlubricity. The computational system displays the candidate material to a user if the candidate material has superlubricity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: UChicago Argonne, LLC
    Inventors: Badri Narayanan, Subramanian Sankaranarayanan, Anirudha V. Sumant, Mathew J. Cherukara, Diana Berman
  • Patent number: 11205269
    Abstract: Provided are a learning data creation support apparatus, a learning data creation support method, and a learning data creation support program that create learning data required for learning without performing a complicated operation. Image-before-biopsy acquisition means acquires, as an image before biopsy, an image of a biopsy target part of a patient captured at a date and time within a predetermined range before an examination date and time of the biopsy. In a case in which a biopsy result indicated by biopsy data indicates a lesion, registration means registers a lesion candidate obtained by performing an image analysis process for the image before biopsy as correct answer data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Masataka Sugahara
  • Patent number: 11162930
    Abstract: An inspection apparatus includes a container, first and second detectors, and a controller. The container stores a specimen. The first detector detects a substance emitted by the specimen stored in the container. The second detector detects a different component than the substance in the atmosphere inside the container. The controller corrects the result of detection of the substance by the first detector on the basis of the component detected by the second detector and judges a quality of the specimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Hirohide Yamasaki, Shinichi Kobori
  • Patent number: 11143623
    Abstract: The present disclosure belongs to the technical field of sensors, relates to a graphene resonant gas sensor, and in particular, to a graphene resonant gas sensor based on doped metal atoms and a preparation process therefor. In the present disclosure, the metal atoms are embedded in a graphene resonant beam, and a transition metal layer may use the doped metal atoms as anchor points to be tightly adsorbed to the surface of the graphene resonant beam, so that the quality of surface contact between the transition metal layer and the graphene resonant beam is improved, and the problems such as low quality and low sensitivity of conventional resonant gas sensors are effectively solved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Jiangsu University
    Inventors: Quan Wang, Jiangtao Wang
  • Patent number: 11093316
    Abstract: An abnormality detection device includes a processor and a storage unit connected to the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: Takaharu Hiroe, Kazunari Ide, Yoshikatsu Ikawa, Ryo Sase
  • Patent number: 11029300
    Abstract: A method and system for receiving, at a sampling location recommendation module, conventional and complementary information regarding a liquid distribution system, wherein the complementary information includes at least one of a social media post or a consumer report; processing the complementary information and a database of the liquid distribution system in the sampling location recommendation module, using computational and artificial intelligence algorithms, to generate a list of locations for sampling the liquid distribution system; displaying the list of locations; receiving a geo-tagged test record indicative of a sampled contaminant concentration value of at least one location of the list of locations; processing the geo-tagged test record, at a contamination source mapping module, to estimate a location and risk of a contamination source in the liquid distribution system; and displaying the estimated location and risk of the contamination source by modifying a map of the liquid distribution system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jaione T. Azpiroz, Michael Engel, Ademir Ferreira Da Silva, Ricardo L. Ohta, Andre De Oliveira Botelho, Mathias B. Steiner
  • Patent number: 11002712
    Abstract: A device for estimating a mechanical property of a sample is disclosed herein. The device may include a chamber configured to hold the sample; a transmitter configured to transmit a plurality of waveforms, including at least one forcing waveform; and a transducer assembly operatively connected to the transmitter and configured to transform the transmit waveforms into ultrasound waveforms. The transducer assembly can also transmit and receive ultrasound waveforms into and out of the chamber, as well as transform at least two received ultrasound waveforms into received electrical waveforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Hemosonics LLC
    Inventors: William F. Walker, F. Scott Corey, Andrew Homyk, Tim Higgins, Francesco Viola, Frank Regan, Elisa Ferrante
  • Patent number: 10982642
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure are directed to controller for an internal combustion engine. The controller can, in each combustion cycle that composes a change cycle, calculate an average of control amounts from a first combustion cycle to an nth (1<=n<=N) combustion cycle and calculate an error of the average with respect to an average of a reference normal population. Further, the controller can set both a positive threshold and a negative threshold based on a standard error of the reference normal population in the case where the number of data is n. Subsequently, the controller can change the operation amount to make the error approach the positive threshold or the negative threshold when the error exceeds neither the positive threshold nor the negative threshold at any combustion cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Urano, Kota Sata
  • Patent number: 10966154
    Abstract: A wireless fire alarm notification system uses wireless repeater devices to annunciate an alarm to slave devices from the control panel. A notification device provides a local synchronization signal via wire to a secondary notification device. A method enables the activation or deactivation of child device without the child device having to query their parent repeater. A circuit to test the integrity of an active battery charger, a battery, and an isolation circuit is also shown. A method for qualifying that an RF signal meets a specified minimum acceptable level is described. A method for wirelessly sending events to avoid RF link overload is provided. A programming checksum method confirms that an annunciator has latest programming information. A method to automatically process messages from new devices without having to hardcode repeaters to support these new devices is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Fire Protection LP
    Inventors: Martin A. Chiarizio, Robert Feltham
  • Patent number: 10952650
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for determining blood sugar based on heterogeneous spectrums are provided. The blood sugar model generation apparatus includes a data obtainer configured to obtain blood sugar profile data of a user based on a first type spectrum-blood sugar profile relationship model, a second type spectrum measurer configured to measure training second type spectrum data for the skin of the user, and a processor configured to generate an individualized blood sugar model based on the obtained blood sugar profile data and the measured training second type spectrum data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., Korea University Research and Business Foundation
    Inventors: Woo Chang Lee, Young Hoon Kim, Jin Young Park, Eui Seok Shin, Woo Sik Choi, Seoung Bum Kim
  • Patent number: 10928363
    Abstract: At least one stable isotope reagent is added to each biological sample and standard sample to prepare biological samples for analysis and standard sample for analysis. The quality of the biological samples is evaluated using data of one set of biological samples for analysis composed of a plurality of biological samples for analysis. Besides, the quality of a pretreatment and/or analysis of each set of samples for analysis is evaluated using data obtained by analyzing the standard sample for analysis before and after an analysis of one set of samples for analysis. An abnormality in a chromatograph or mass analyzer used for the analysis of one set of samples is evaluated by the data obtained by analyzing a sample for device evaluation before and after the analysis of one set of samples for analysis. Thus, the quality of data obtained by chromatographic mass spectrometry on biological samples is comprehensively evaluated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Noriyuki Ojima, Shuichi Kawana, Yumi Unno, Takero Sakai, Kenichi Obayashi, Yukihiko Kudo, Katsuyuki Taneda, Masaru Yoshida, Shin Nishiumi, Takashi Kobayashi, Takeshi Azuma
  • Patent number: 10902181
    Abstract: A program creation apparatus includes a device information item acquisition unit that obtains data that vary in value in accordance with operating condition of a control program executed by an industrial controller, an operating condition display unit that displays the operating condition of the control program on the basis of the data, and a display format definition information item retaining unit that retains, for data obtained by the device information item acquisition unit, a display format definition information item used when the operating condition display unit displays the operating condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Shimpei Furui
  • Patent number: 10895580
    Abstract: A method for operating a laboratory system comprising instruments for processing samples and a control unit connected by a communication network is presented. The method comprises receiving and identifying a biological sample and retrieving an order list from a database. The list comprises a plurality of targets defining one or more processing steps to be carried out on the biological sample by one or more of the laboratory instruments. The method also comprises selecting a workflow strategy and retrieving workflow acceptance criterion corresponding to the workflow strategy. The control unit determines a sample workflow for processing the sample based on the workflow strategy and determines whether the sample workflow satisfies the workflow acceptance criterion. If the sample workflow does not satisfy the workflow acceptance criterion, workflow strategy and the workflow acceptance criterion is refined and the sample workflow is determined again until it satisfies the workflow acceptance criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Marco Maetzler, Christopher Schofield, Ole Lambaek, Moritz von Hopffgarten
  • Patent number: 10890566
    Abstract: A control device for automatic analysis including a unit which stores an analysis parameter file in which setting values of multiple setting items related to analytical equipment control are specified; a unit which describes at least identification information for the sample to be analyzed and the analytical parameters file to be used for analysis, for multiple analyses to be executed in the analysis device, and generates an analysis schedule table which describes setting values relating to one or more of the multiple setting items contained in the analytical parameters file for each analysis; and a control unit which controls the operation of the analytical equipment according to the analysis schedule table. The control unit is made such that the setting values specified in the analysis schedule table are applied preferentially for setting items for which the setting value is described in both the analytical parameter file and analysis schedule table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: Yuji Katsuyama
  • Patent number: 10765353
    Abstract: A flexible, body-mountable analyte sensing device includes a flexible substrate configured for mounting to skin of a living body. The sensing device additionally includes a sensor probe attached to the flexible substrate and configured to penetrate the skin such that a sensor disposed on the end of the sensor probe can be exposed to an analyte in interstitial fluid. The sensor could be an electrochemical sensor that includes two or more electrodes disposed at the end of the sensor probe and configured to electrochemically detect the analyte. The sensing device is configured to display detected concentrations or other information about the analyte in the interstitial fluid. The flexible substrate of the sensing device is configured to be adhered or otherwise mounted to the skin in a manner that minimally impacts activities of the living body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: William James Biederman, Brian Otis, Jaclyn Leverett Wasson, Zenghe Liu
  • Patent number: 10725009
    Abstract: For the monitoring of an oil situated in a tank 19, it is provided that an oil measurement device 1 be equipped with a rigid or flexible probe 2 such that, by the use of a pump 5 integrated in the oil measurement device 1, oil can be delivered out of the tank 19 via an inlet opening 3 at the proximal end of the probe 2 into a measurement chamber 4, which is connected to the probe, of the oil measurement device 1. Here, the oil measurement device 1 has a measurement sensor for determining the quality of oil situated in the measurement chamber 4, and the pump 5, in conjunction with the probe 2, is configured such that oil can be returned from the measurement chamber 4 to the inlet opening 3 and thus to the tank 19.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Testo SE & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Meinrad Gotz, Markus Munzer
  • Patent number: 10682102
    Abstract: Example systems and methods to visualize and manage medical device operations and troubleshooting are provided. Interface information from a plurality of medical devices is used to generate a visualization of the interface information from the one or more of the plurality of medical devices. Each medical device interface is represented by a miniature representation of the interface in the visualization. Each miniature representation is to convey information shown on the interface of the medical device. The visualization is provided to a user via a user interface at a remote control computer. The user interface is to facilitate user selection of a miniature representation to trigger display of a larger representation of the selected medical device interface information via the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Fenwal, Inc.
    Inventor: Frederic Declerck