US Pat. No. 9,504,095

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR APPLYING RF ENERGY ACCORDING TO ENERGY APPLICATION SCHEDULES

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. A method of applying electromagnetic (EM) energy to an object at a plurality of modulation space elements (MSEs), the method
comprising:
grouping, with a processor, a number of the plurality of MSEs into at least a first subset and a second subset according to
a first grouping rule;

associating, with the processor, a first EM energy application protocol with the first subset and a second EM energy application
protocol with the second subset;

applying EM energy at MSEs of the first subset according to the first energy application protocol and at MSEs of the second
subset according to the second energy application protocol; and after the applying:

grouping, with the processor, the number of the plurality of MSEs into a third subset and a fourth subset according to a second
grouping rule;

associating, with the processor, a third EM energy application protocol with the third subset and a fourth EM energy application
protocol with the fourth subset; and

applying EM energy at MSEs of the third subset according to the third energy application protocol and at MSEs of the fourth
subset according to the fourth energy application protocol.

US Pat. No. 9,131,543

DYNAMIC IMPEDANCE MATCHING IN RF RESONATOR CAVITY

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. A method for improving absorption of electromagnetic energy provided by a source at a plurality of frequencies within a
frequency band into a cavity via at least one feed in a system comprising the cavity and the at least one feed, comprising:
(a) determining s-parameters of the cavity and the at least one feed for a plurality of frequencies in the frequency band;
(b) determining an absorption intensity characteristic of an entirety of the frequency band, based on the s-parameters determined
for the plurality of frequencies in the frequency band; and

(c) improving the absorption intensity characteristic of the frequency band by varying an impedance by a determined impedance
change, that results in improvement in the absorption intensity characteristic, by varying an impedance of at least one of:
the cavity, the at least one feed, or impedance circuitry positioned between the source and one of the at least one feed wherein
the impedance circuitry comprises at least one of: RC circuitry, RL circuitry, LC circuitry, RLC circuitry, and balun transformer.

US Pat. No. 9,210,740

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING EFFICIENCY OF RF HEATING

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. An apparatus for applying RF energy to an energy application zone, the apparatus comprising:
a set of receiving radiating elements, comprising at least first and second radiating elements sequentially interconnected
such that energy received by one of the receiving radiating elements from the energy application zone is emitted back to the
energy application zone by the next radiating element in the sequence and energy received by the last radiating element in
the sequence from the energy application zone is emitted back to the energy application zone by the first radiating element
in the sequence,

wherein the radiating elements in the set of receiving radiating elements are interconnected via at least one circulator.

US Pat. No. 9,132,408

LOSS PROFILE ANALYSIS

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. An apparatus for applying radio frequency (RF) energy to an object in an energy application zone via at least one radiating
element, the apparatus comprising:
at least one processor configured to:
cause RF energy to be applied at a plurality of electromagnetic field patterns to the object in the energy application zone;
for each of the plurality of field patterns, determine an amount of power dissipated in the energy application zone; and
determine a spatial distribution of energy absorption characteristics across at least a portion of the energy application
zone based on the amounts of power dissipated when the plurality of field patterns are applied to the energy application zone;
and

a source of electromagnetic energy, wherein the source includes at least one of a phase modulator, frequency modulator, and
amplitude modulator.

US Pat. No. 9,265,097

PROCESSING OBJECTS BY RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) ENERGY

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. An apparatus for applying radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic waves to heat an object placed in an energy application
zone via one or more radiating elements, the RF electromagnetic waves being in an ultra high frequency (UHF) or microwave
frequency band and the apparatus comprising:
a detector configured to detect feedback including an amount of RF power reflected from the energy application zone; and
a processor configured to:
receive the feedback from the detector;
monitor a value indicative of RF power absorbed by the object based on the received feedback;
determine a time derivative of the value indicative of RF power absorbed by the object;
identify a change in the time derivative of the value indicative of RF power absorbed by the object; and
control an energy source to adjust energy supplied to the one or more radiating elements based on the change in the time derivative
of the value indicative of RF power absorbed by the object.

US Pat. No. 9,129,229

SYSTEM, APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR UTILIZING A READING OF A MACHINE READABLE ELEMENT ASSOCIATED WITH A CONSUMABLE PRODUCT

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. A method for utilizing a reading of a machine readable element associated with a consumable product, the method comprising:
storing, by a computer, in a memory in communication with the computer, a record of apparatus identification information associated
with an apparatus, the apparatus being configured to process the consumable product and having a reader for reading the machine
readable element;

obtaining usage information relative to the consumable product based on a reading of the machine readable element by the reader,
wherein the usage information comprises identity information indicative of an identity of a supplier of the consumable product;
and

applying, by the computer, a debit to the supplier of the consumable product based on the usage information and the apparatus
identification information, the debit indicating an amount of money to be collected from the supplier of the consumable product.

US Pat. No. 9,414,442

SYSTEM, APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR COOKING USING RF OVEN

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. An apparatus for electromagnetically processing at least two food components simultaneously, comprising:
an interface;
at least one processor configured to:
receive, via the interface, information characterizing a first food component to be heated;
receive, via the interface, information characterizing a second food component to be heated;
determine, based on the information characterizing the first food component to be heated, a first amount of energy to be absorbed
by the first food component;

determine, based on the information characterizing the second food component to be heated, a second amount of energy to be
absorbed by the second food component; and

regulate energy delivery to the first and second food components, such that a total amount of energy absorbed in the food
components is a function of the determined first and second amounts of energy.

US Pat. No. 9,215,756

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ENERGY

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. An apparatus for applying electromagnetic energy to an object placed in an energy application zone, the apparatus comprising:
at least one processor configured to:
determine a value indicative of energy absorbable by the object for each of a plurality of sets of value or values, wherein
for each set, the value or values are selected from a group consisting of one or more phase values, one or more relative amplitude
values, and one or more frequency values of electromagnetic waves to be applied to the energy application zone, wherein for
each set, the value or values include at least one of a phase value or a relative amplitude value of the electromagnetic waves
to be applied to the energy application zone;

associate one or more sets from the plurality of sets each with a time duration of power application, based on the determined
value indicative of energy absorbable by the object corresponding to each of the one or more sets; and

regulate non-zero electromagnetic energy application to the object for each of the one or more sets according to the associated
time duration.

US Pat. No. 9,078,298

ELECTROMAGNETIC HEATING

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. An apparatus for electromagnetic heating in a cavity, comprising:
a plurality of antennas configured to feed UHF (Ultra High Frequency) or microwave energy into the cavity;
a detector configured to measure power coupled between a first antenna and at least a second antenna from among the plurality
of antennas during a sweep over a plurality of frequencies within a frequency band; and

a controller configured to:
determine, for each of the plurality of frequencies within the frequency band, an efficiency of net power transfer into the
cavity at the first antenna based on the measured power coupled between the first antenna and at least the second antenna;
and

adjust an input power to the first antenna based on the efficiency of net power transfer into the cavity at the first antenna,
as determined for each of the plurality of frequencies within the frequency band.

US Pat. No. 9,301,344

RF ENERGY APPLICATION BASED ON ABSORPTION PEAKS

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. A method of applying RF energy to a cavity for heating an object in the cavity, the method comprising:
obtaining a value of an absorbability indicator (AI) at each of a plurality of excitation setups;
identifying peaks, each being a group of excitation setups from among the plurality of excitation setups that together exhibit
a maximum in an AI vs. excitation setup curve, and each having a maximum and a local minimum; and

applying RF energy at excitation setups belonging to the peaks based on notability values of the corresponding peaks,
wherein the notability value that corresponds to a peak is a ratio between a value of the absorbability indicator at the maximum
of the peak and a value of the absorbability indicator at the local minimum of the peak.

US Pat. No. 9,459,346

MODAL ANALYSIS

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. An apparatus for applying electromagnetic energy in a radio frequency (RF) range to an object in an energy application
zone via at least one radiating element, the apparatus comprising:
at least one processor programmed to:
determine locations of a first region and a second region in the energy application zone;
regulate a source in order to apply a first predetermined amount of RF energy to the first region in the energy application
zone and a second predetermined amount of RF energy to the second region in the energy application zone;

cause application of two or more field patterns in the energy application zone, each of the field patterns having at least
one high-intensity region and at least one low-intensity region, wherein field intensities associated with high-intensity
regions are higher than field intensities associated with low-intensity regions;

select at least one of the field patterns whose at least one high-intensity region coincides with a location of at least a
portion of the object; and

cause application of the selected at least one of the field patterns to the energy application zone.

US Pat. No. 9,078,297

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A MODULAR PROCESSING DEVICE

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. A system for processing a plurality of objects, comprising:
a first housing comprising a power unit configured for generating electromagnetic radiation;
a plurality of second housings each comprising a processing unit having a resonant cavity for positioning at least one of
said plurality of objects; and

a plurality of electromagnetic radiation conducting elements each configured to conduct, simultaneously with others of said
plurality of electromagnetic radiation conducting elements, a portion of said electromagnetic radiation generated by said
power unit to respective resonant cavities of said plurality of second housings for processing said plurality of objects;

wherein said first housing and said plurality of second housings are separate from one another.

US Pat. No. 9,699,835

MACHINE READABLE ELEMENT AND OPTICAL INDICIUM FOR AUTHENTICATING AN ITEM BEFORE PROCESSING

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. A device for processing items, comprising:
an interface configured to receive data from a machine readable element, wherein the machine readable element is associated
with an item to be processed by the device;

an image acquisition device configured to acquire image information relating to an optical indicium associated with the item;
at least one processor configured to:
verify authenticity of the item based upon the image information acquired by the image acquisition device, the authenticity
indicating that the item is not a counterfeit; and

after the authenticity of the item is verified, cause the item to be processed in accordance with one or more instructions,
wherein the one or more instructions are based on the data received from the machine readable element;

an energy application zone;
an RF energy source configured to provide RF energy to the energy application zone to process the item; and
a detector configured to provide item information relating to the item to be processed based on signals associated with RF
energy received from the energy application zone in response to RF energy provided to the energy application zone by the RF
energy source and the processor is configured to determine the one or more instructions for processing the item based on the
data and the item information,

wherein the item information includes an amount of energy absorbed by the item at a plurality of modulation space elements
and the at least one processor determines the one or more instructions for processing the item based on an amount of energy
absorbed by the item at each of a plurality of modulation space elements.

US Pat. No. 9,351,347

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR APPLYING ELECTROMAGNETIC ENERGY TO A CONTAINER

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. A container for processing an object contained in the container by applying radiofrequency (RF) energy, the container comprising:
an outer housing;
an inner housing disposed at least partially within the outer housing, wherein at least a portion of the inner housing is
transparent to RF radiation;

at least one antenna configured to apply RF energy to an energy application zone within the inner housing;
a processor configured to control application of RF energy to the energy application zone,
wherein the processor is configured to control the RF energy application by selecting a set of modulation space elements,
and cause RF energy application at the modulation space elements of the selected set, and

wherein the modulation space elements include at least one of frequency, phase, and relative amplitude.

US Pat. No. 9,342,826

SYSTEM, APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR UTILIZING A READING OF A MACHINE READABLE ELEMENT ASSOCIATED WITH A CONSUMABLE PRODUCT

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. A computer system for utilizing a reading of a machine readable element associated with a consumable product, the computer
system comprising:
a memory including computer executable instructions; and
a processor having access to the memory for executing the computer executable instructions, wherein execution of the computer
executable instructions by the processor causes the processor to perform operations including:

storing a record of apparatus identification information associated with an apparatus, the apparatus being configured to process
the consumable product and having a reader or reading the machine readable element;

obtaining usage information relative to the consumable product based on a reading of the machine readable element by the reader,
wherein the usage information comprises identity information indicative of an identity of a supplier of the consumable product;
and

applying a debit to the supplier of the consumable product based on the usage information and the apparatus identification
information, the debit indicating an amount of money to be collected from the supplier of the consumable product.

US Pat. No. 9,167,633

FOOD PREPARATION

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. An apparatus for heating an object by delivering microwave energy to the object, comprising:
an interface configured to receive processing information using information stored on a machine readable element associated
with the object;

a device configured to detect microwave radiation absorption characteristics of the object at a plurality of frequencies;
at least one radiating element; and
at least one processor configured to:
determine at least one instruction for heating the object by microwave radiation based on the processing information and the
microwave radiation absorption characteristics of the object; and

cause a source of microwave energy to heat the object by applying microwave radiation to the object in accordance with the
at least one instruction;

wherein the at least one radiating element is configured to obtain first information relating to the microwave radiation absorption
characteristics of the object at the plurality of frequencies and provide the first information to the device, and wherein
the at least one radiating element is configured to serve as part of a reading unit by receiving the information stored on
the machine readable element.

US Pat. No. 9,332,591

RF HEATING AT SELECTED POWER SUPPLY PROTOCOLS

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. An apparatus for applying electromagnetic energy to an object in an energy application zone at a plurality of modulation
space elements (MSEs), each modulation space element being a set of one or more values, each of a variable that may affect
a field pattern excited in the energy application zone and is controllable by the apparatus, the apparatus comprising:
a power source configured to generate and supply RF energy;
one or more antennas configured to transmit the RF energy supplied by the power source, to a cavity, under control of at least
one processor and;

the at least one processor,
wherein the at least one processor is configured to:
determine an amount of energy to be supplied to one or more of the antennas at each of the plurality of MSEs;
select at least one power supply protocol for each of the plurality of MSEs, wherein at least two of the power supply protocols
selected for different MSEs differ, at least one of the at least one power supply protocol including at least one rule for
setting intermissions in the transmission of RF energy; and

cause electromagnetic power supply to one or more of the antennas in at least a subset of the plurality of MSEs, based on
the determined amount of energy and based on the selected power supply protocol.

US Pat. No. 9,609,692

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ENERGY

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

38. An apparatus for heating a load, the apparatus comprising:
a cavity for placing the load therein;
two radiating elements configured to irradiate into the cavity electromagnetic waves at multiple phase differences between
radiation emitted by the two radiating elements; and

a controller configured to:
receive feedback from the cavity indicative of an amount of energy absorbable by the load; and
after receiving the feedback, determine, based on the received feedback, a plurality of phase differences between radiation
emitted by the two radiating elements.

US Pat. No. 9,374,852

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR HEATING USING RF ENERGY

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. A method of heating a load in a cavity using radio frequency (RF) energy, the method comprising:
(a) determining, for each of a plurality of frequencies, a dissipation ratio based on a relationship between energy input
and energy dissipated in the cavity at the frequency, for which the dissipation ratio is being determined;

(b) grouping the plurality of frequencies into a plurality of sets based on the dissipation ratio determined for each of the
plurality of frequencies, such that each set contains one or more frequencies and the corresponding dissipation ratios determined
for the one or more frequencies fall within a respective range of dissipation ratios associated with each set;

(c) assigning an energy to at least one frequency within at least one set based on the at least one set to obtain at least
one frequency/energy pair; and

(d) applying RF energy to the cavity based on the at least one frequency/energy pair to heat the load.

US Pat. No. 9,161,390

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR APPLYING RF ENERGY ACCORDING TO ENERGY APPLICATION SCHEDULES

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. An apparatus for applying electromagnetic (EM) energy to an object in an energy application zone via at least one radiating
element at a plurality of modulation space elements (MSEs), the apparatus comprising:
at least one detector configured to sense information associated with the EM energy; and
at least one processor,
the processor being configured to receive information sensed by the at least one detector and determine an amount of energy
to be supplied to the at least one radiating element at each of the plurality of MSEs based on the information sensed by the
at least one detector;

the processor being configured to determine an energy application schedule, the energy application schedule comprising timing
instructions for applying energy at at least a subset of the plurality of MSEs; and

the processor being configured to cause application of energy according to the amount of energy determined and the energy
application schedule determined.

US Pat. No. 9,462,635

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR HEATING USING RF ENERGY

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. An apparatus for applying electromagnetic energy to an object placed in an energy application zone, the apparatus comprising:
at least one processor configured to:
receive information indicative of energy dissipated in the object for each of a plurality of sets of values, each set including
one or more values, wherein for each set, the one or more values are selected from a group consisting of one or more phase
values, one or more relative amplitude values, and one or more frequency values of electromagnetic waves to be applied to
the energy application zone, wherein for each set, the one or more values include at least one of a phase value or a relative
amplitude value of the electromagnetic waves to be applied to the energy application zone;

group one or more of the plurality of sets into a first subset based on the received information;
group one or more of the plurality of sets into a second subset based on the received information;
associate a first power delivery protocol with the first subset and a second power delivery protocol with the second subset;
and

regulate non-zero electromagnetic energy application to the object in accordance with the first and second power delivery
protocols,

wherein the first subset includes at least two sets and the at least two sets differ from each other in only one of a phase
value or a relative amplitude value.

US Pat. No. 9,807,823

LOSS PROFILE ANALYSIS

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. A method of applying radio frequency (RF) energy to an object in a cavity, the method comprising:
discretizing the cavity into a plurality of regions, the plurality of regions overlapping with at least a portion of the object;
controlling at least one of frequency, phase, or relative amplitude of electromagnetic waves generated by a source of RF energy
to apply RF energy to the cavity to excite a plurality of electromagnetic field patterns in the cavity, wherein each of the
plurality of electromagnetic field patterns is spatially mapped to the plurality of regions;

for each of the plurality of electromagnetic field patterns, determining an amount of RF power dissipated in the cavity; and
determining a spatial distribution of energy absorption characteristics across at least a portion of the plurality of regions
based on the amounts of RF power, each corresponding to one of the plurality of electromagnetic field patterns.

US Pat. No. 9,804,104

APPLYING RF ENERGY ACCORDING TO TIME VARIATIONS IN EM FEEDBACK

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. A method of processing an object in a cavity by applying radio frequency (RF) energy to the cavity, the method comprising
applying RF energy to the cavity at a plurality of frequencies, and
for each frequency:
receiving a value indicative of a dielectric response of the cavity to RF energy applied;
identifying a change over time in the value indicative of the dielectric response of the cavity to RF energy; and
adjusting the RF energy application based on the identified change,
wherein adjusting the RF energy application based on the identified change comprises applying more energy at a first plurality
of frequencies than at a second plurality of frequencies, wherein the change over time identified for the first plurality
of frequencies is higher than a first threshold and the change over time identified for the second plurality of frequencies
is lower than the first threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,872,344

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR APPLYING RF ENERGY ACCORDING TO ENERGY APPLICATION SCHEDULES

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. An apparatus for applying electromagnetic (EM) energy at a plurality of modulation space elements (MSEs) to an object in
an energy application zone, the apparatus comprising:
at least one detector configured to detect power emitted into the energy application zone and power arriving from the energy
application zone;

at least one processor configured to receive information from the at least one detector;
at least one radiating element connected to the at least one processor, and configured to radiate to the energy application
zone EM energy supplied under the control of the at least one processor;

a memory including instructions, that when executed by the at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to perform
operations including:

receiving information sensed by the at least one detector and determining an energy application schedule based on the information
sensed by the at least one detector, the energy application schedule comprising timing instructions for applying the EM energy
at an irregular order of MSEs; and

causing application of the EM energy to the object in the energy application zone via the at least one radiating element,
at the irregular order of MSEs.

US Pat. No. 9,872,345

FOOD PREPARATION

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. An apparatus for dielectrically heating a product using radio frequency (RF) energy, comprising:
an interface configured to:
receive an identifier from a machine readable element associated with the product; and
at least one processor configured to:
use the identifier to access and retrieve processing information from a remote location with respect to the apparatus;
receive feedback relating to an input efficiency as a function of frequency;
determine an instruction for processing the product by RF energy based on the processing information and the feedback; and
cause the product to be processed based on the determined instruction,
wherein the processing information comprises at least one of:
a quantity of inputs for transmitting RF energy;
a phase of at least one of the inputs;
multiple frequencies to be used for transmitting RF energy;
a power level associated with at least one of the multiple frequencies;
a frequency/power/time triplet;
s parameters; or
information relating to RF energy absorption by the product as a function of frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,967,925

RF OVEN WITH INVERTED F ANTENNA

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. An apparatus for processing an object by application of radio frequency (RF) energy in a frequency range to a cavity holding the object, wherein the cavity supports at least one of standing or travelling electromagnetic waves in the frequency range at which the RF energy is applied, the apparatus comprising:the cavity;
a radiating element for applying the RF energy from a power feed to the cavity, the radiating element residing inside the cavity and comprising:
a feeding section;
a grounding section, wherein the feeding section and the grounding section extend substantially within a first plane; and
a radiating section in electrical communication with the feeding section and the grounding section, wherein the radiating section is a section of bent wire or bent plate that includes at least one bend between the feeding section and a distal end of the radiating section, the at least one bend extending in a second plane different from the first plane.

US Pat. No. 9,942,950

METHOD FOR DETECTING DARK DISCHARGE AND DEVICE UTILIZING THE METHOD

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. A method of heating an object in an energy application zone by applying RF energy to the energy application zone without causing a visible electrical discharge, the method comprising:applying RF energy to the energy application zone at a first power level,
measuring a value of an electromagnetic response parameter indicative of the electromagnetic response of the energy application zone to the applying of RF energy;
intermitting the application of RF energy after the value of the electromagnetic response parameter is measured to be outside a predetermined range and before a visible electrical discharge occurs;
renewing RF energy application after intermission at a second power level, wherein the second power level is lower than the first power level; and
performing a sequence of RF energy application events with an intermission event between each two succeeding energy application events in the sequence, wherein a power level of each RF energy application event is lower than a power level of a preceding RF energy application event in the sequence,
wherein each intermission event is sufficiently long to allow discharge, if occurring during the RF energy application event preceding the intermission event, to decay completely.

US Pat. No. 9,989,417

TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT ARRANGEMENT

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. A system for processing objects by radio frequency (RF) energy in a cavity, the system comprising:a cavity;
an RF feeding module that comprises: a plurality of radiating elements configured to feed RF radiation into the cavity to process the objects in the cavity, and a plurality of dummy loads outside of the cavity for receiving RF energy coupled from the cavity into the radiating elements; and
a processor configured to:
estimate an effect that operating the system at each of a plurality of sets of operating parameters will have on the temperature of each of the dummy loads;
choosing among the plurality of sets of operating parameters, at least one set based on the estimate; and
controlling the system to operate at the chosen at least one set of operating parameters,
wherein the choosing maintains the temperature of the dummy loads within a safe temperature range.

US Pat. No. 9,992,824

TIME ESTIMATION FOR ENERGY APPLICATION IN AN RF ENERGY TRANSFER DEVICE

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. An apparatus for applying RF energy to an object in an energy application zone via a source of electromagnetic energy, comprising:a source of electromagnetic energy including an amplifier;
an antenna;
a detector connected to the antenna; and
at least one processor configured to:
cause the source to supply RF energy to the energy application zone via the antenna;
determine a value indicative of a rate of energy absorption by a load, including at least a portion of the object, during a first period of time by monitoring via the detector an amount of reflected power reflected back to the antenna; and
determine, based on the value indicative of the rate of energy absorption by the load, an estimated amount of time to obtain a desired characteristic in at least a portion of the object.

US Pat. No. 10,244,585

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SENSING AND PROCESSING BY RF

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. A method of heating at least two different materials held in at least two different parts of a container placed in a cavity, comprising:(a) applying to the cavity low power RF radiation at a first frequency range;
(b) receiving RF radiation returning from the cavity at the first frequency range; and
(c) selecting, based on the received RF radiation, at least two sets of processing instructions for heating the at least two different materials,
wherein the at least two sets of processing instructions are selected from a plurality of sets of processing instructions, comprising a first set of processing instructions that when executed mainly heats a first part of the container and a second set of processing instructions that when executed mainly heats a second part of the container.

US Pat. No. 10,433,376

CALIBRATION OF AN RF PROCESSING SYSTEM

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. An apparatus for processing an object in an energy application zone by radio frequency (RF) radiation emitted by one or more radiating elements configured to emit the RF radiation in response to RF energy applied thereto, the apparatus comprising:an RF energy supply component configured to supply RF energy to the one or more radiating elements;
an RF energy measuring device configured to detect, measure, or sense RF energy received by the one or more radiating elements from the energy application zone and produce measured response values;
a memory storing a set of coefficients associated with the RF energy supply component, said set of coefficients being utilized to transform the measured response values; and
a processor configured to receive feedback from the RF energy measuring device in response to emission of RF radiation by the one or more radiating elements and control application of RF energy to the one or more radiating elements based on the feedback and the set of coefficients.

US Pat. No. 10,375,772

MODAL ANALYSIS

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. An apparatus for applying electromagnetic energy at a frequency or frequencies in a frequency range of 1 MHz to 100 GHz to an object in a cavity via at least one radiating element, the apparatus comprising:a source of electromagnetic energy configured to generate plural field patterns that depend on available sets of values of field-affecting parameters, the parameters comprising at least one of frequency, phase, and amplitude;
at least one radiating element coupled to the source and applying electromagnetic energy to the object in the cavity; and
at least one processor configured to:
select one or more of the plural field patterns;
retrieve stored target energy distribution data;
determine which sets of values of field-affecting parameters to use based on the retrieved target energy distribution data; and
control the source to excite a respective field pattern for each determined set of values,
wherein at least two of the plural field patterns have different energy distribution patterns with respect to the object.

US Pat. No. 10,425,999

MODAL ANALYSIS

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. An apparatus for applying electromagnetic energy at a frequency or frequencies in a frequency range of 1 MHz to 100 GHz to an object in a cavity via at least one radiating element, the apparatus comprising:a source of electromagnetic energy configured to generate plural field patterns that depend on available sets of values of field-affecting parameters, the parameters comprising at least one of frequency, phase, and amplitude;
at least one radiating element coupled to the source and applying electromagnetic energy to the object in the cavity; and
at least one processor configured to:
select one or more of the plural field patterns;
retrieve stored target energy distribution data;
determine which sets of values of field-affecting parameters to use based on the retrieved target energy distribution data; and
control the source to excite a respective field pattern for each determined set of values,
wherein at least two of the plural field patterns have different energy distribution patterns with respect to the object.

US Pat. No. 10,405,380

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR HEATING USING RF ENERGY

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. A method of heating an object by applying to the object radio frequency (RF) energy at a plurality of modulation space elements, the method comprising:determining, for each of the plurality of modulation space elements, a value indicative of energy absorbable by the object; and
applying RF energy to the object based on the values respectively determined for the plurality of modulation space elements, including:
providing a first energy absorption threshold; and
avoiding applying RF energy at one or more of the plurality of modulation space elements, wherein the one or more values respectively determined for the one or more of the plurality of modulation space elements are above the provided first energy absorption threshold.