US Pat. No. 11,112,450

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING TESTER, MEDIUM AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Changxin Memory Technolog...


1. A tester control apparatus for controlling an Integrated Circuit (IC) tester, the tester control apparatus connected to a vibration data collector and the IC tester, the vibration data collector coupled to a side wall of the IC tester for collecting vibration data from the IC tester during operation of the IC tester, wherein the tester control apparatus comprises:a reception module configured to receive, from the vibration data collector, the vibration data;
a comparison module configured to compare the vibration data with a predetermined threshold to generate a comparison result; and
a control module configured to control, based on the comparison result, an operating state of the IC tester.

US Pat. No. 11,112,449

FLEXIBLE AND SCALABLE MONITORING SYSTEMS FOR INDUSTRIAL MACHINES

Bendy Nevada, LLC, Minde...


1. A system, comprising:a backplane configured to couple to a plurality of circuits and to receive monitoring data from at least one circuit coupled to the backplane;
a first input circuit coupled to the backplane and configured to receive a first sensor signal from a first sensor, the first sensor signal representing first monitoring data including measurements of a first operating parameter of a first machine component, and to transmit the first monitoring data to the backplane;
a second input circuit coupled to the backplane and configured to receive a second sensor signal from a second sensor, different from the first sensor, the second sensor signal representing second monitoring data including measurements of a second operating parameter of a second machine component, and to transmit the second monitoring data to the backplane; and
a protection processing circuit coupled to the backplane and configured to:retrieve first selected monitoring data from the backplane in response to receipt of a first protection command from a second network in communication with a control system operative to control operating parameters of the first and second machine components, the first selected monitoring data including at least a portion of at least one of the first or second monitoring data,
determine a value characterizing the first selected monitoring data, and
transmit the determined value to the backplane;
wherein the backplane is further configured to output the determined value for receipt by a first network that is not communicatively coupled to the second network.


US Pat. No. 11,112,448

LOW INSERTION FORCE CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY AND SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENT TEST APPARATUS

KEMITEC INC, Seongnam-si...


1. A low insertion force connector assembly comprising a first connector 100 and a second connector 200 detachably coupled to each other,wherein the first connector 100 comprises an insertion groove 101 having a shape of a rectangular section and formed concavely toward the second connector 200 in such a manner as to insert a connector insertion portion 211 of the second connector 200 thereinto, first connector fastening holes 123g penetrated onto both longitudinal sides of the insertion groove 101 in an up and down direction in such a manner as to be coupled to a test head A by means of bolts B inserted thereinto, protruding portions formed in the insertion groove 101 in such a manner as to be inserted into the second connector 200, a plurality of pin modules 140 spaced apart from each other and having a plurality of pins 142, and driving shafts 160 rotatably disposed on the plurality of pins 142 spaced apart from each other to pressurize the plurality of pins 142 outward, the protruding portions having side surfaces spaced apart from the inner surfaces of the insertion groove 101, and the plurality of pins 142 of the pin modules 140 being arranged to be exposed to both transverse sides of the protruding portions; and
the second connector 200 comprises a connector insertion portion 211 having a shape of a rectangular section in such a manner as to be inserted into the insertion groove 101, connector concave portions 210a formed on the connector insertion portion 211 in such a manner as to be open toward the first connector 100 to insert the protruding portions 133, and a plurality of pins 220 arranged on both transverse sides of the connector concave portions 210a, so that if the protruding portions are inserted into the connector concave portions 210a, the plurality of pins 142 of the first connector 100 are arranged to face the plurality of pins 220 of the second connector 200,
wherein the first connector comprises two outer members 110 facing each other, an intermediate member 120 located between the two outer members 110, four pin modules 140 disposed between the intermediate member 120 and the outer members 110 on both transverse sides of the intermediate member 120, a top member 130 inserted into the outer members 110 on both transverse sides thereof in such a manner as to be disposed on top of the intermediate member 120, two driving shafts 160 rotatably disposed between the intermediate member 120 and the outer members 110 under the top member 130 and having end portions protruding from one longitudinal side, and handles 170 disposed on the protruding end portions of the two driving shafts 160, each of the two outer members 110 comprising: a plate-shaped outer member body 111; outer member side portions 113 formed on both ends of the plate-shaped outer member body 111 in such a manner as to protrude inward; outer member protrusion portions 115 protruding inward from tops of the outer member side portions 113, the two outer members 110 facing each other being coupled to each other in such a manner as to allow the ends of the outer member protrusion portions 115 to come into contact with each other; body inner surfaces 111a inclinedly extended toward tops thereof; top member insertion grooves 111b concavely extended downward from the body inner surfaces 111a; outer member pin insertion grooves 111c extended downward from the top member insertion grooves 111b in such a manner as to be concavely spaced apart from the top member insertion grooves 111b; outer member protrusions 113e protruding inward from the outer member side portions 113; outer member coupling holes 115b spaced apart from each other in the up and down direction around the outer member protrusions 113e in such a manner as to be penetrated, the outer member coupling holes 115b being formed on the outer member protrusion portion 115 and the outer member side portion 113, respectively; outer member axial grooves 113a extended on the outer member side portions 113 between the outer member protrusion portions 115 and the outer member protrusions 113e in the up and down direction; and outer member lower protrusions 113b extended more downward than the plate-shaped outer member body 111 from the outer member side portions 113 in such a manner as to form downward protruding surface and having PCB fastening holes 113f penetrated thereinto.

US Pat. No. 11,112,447

METHOD FOR DIFFERENTIAL/COMMON-MODE NOISE FIGURE MEASUREMENTS

ANRITSU COMPANY, Morgan ...


1. A system for measuring noise characteristics of a device under test (DUT), the system comprising:a first preamplifier and a second preamplifier;
a first receiver connected by the first preamplifier to a first port of the DUT;
a second receiver connected by the second preamplifier to a second port of the DUT;
a clock, wherein the first receiver and the second receiver are both synchronized with said clock, whereby, the second receiver is synchronized with the first receiver; and
wherein the system is configured to sample signals received from the first port of the DUT and the second port of the DUT while maintaining phase information in said signal samples; and
wherein the system is configured to characterize noise associated with the DUT from said sampled signals.

US Pat. No. 11,112,446

CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT FOR A HIGH-VOLTAGE TEST INSTALLATION

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...


1. A circuit arrangement for a high-voltage test installation, the circuit arrangement comprising:an electronic converter unit for generating an excitation AC voltage, the AC voltage having an adjustable fundamental frequency and a frequency spectrum with amplitudes below an amplitude threshold value within a frequency range containing frequencies from 30 kHz to 1 MHz, wherein the amplitudes, which are below the amplitude threshold value, do not interfere with partial discharge measurements;
said electronic converter unit being a four-quadrant amplifier or a two-quadrant amplifier;
wherein the frequency spectrum has amplitudes that are essential only at a fundamental frequency thereof and at a limited number of multiples of the fundamental frequency.

US Pat. No. 11,112,445

TRAVELLING WAVE PILOT PROTECTION OF A TRANSMISSION LINE BASED ON TIME SYNCHRONIZATION

ABB POWER GRIDS SWITZERLA...


1. A method for travelling wave pilot protection of a transmission line, the method comprising:receiving indications of travelling waves from two terminals of the transmission line, the two terminals being time synchronized;
checking whether the indications from the two terminals occur within a short trip window;
confirming, based on the checking, that the indications from the two terminals relate to a same travelling wave; and
making a trip decision based on the confirming that the indications from the two terminals relate to the same travelling wave.

US Pat. No. 11,112,444

REDUCED ERROR SENSOR FAULT DETECTION

HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPO...


1. An aircraft sensor fault detection system, the system comprising:a sensor system including a sensing apparatus to measure a parameter of an environment and a measurement circuit coupled to the sensing apparatus;
a first source of alternating current connected to a first conductor of the sensor system;
a second source of alternating current connected to a second conductor of the sensor system, the second source of alternating current being 180 degrees out of phase with the first source of alternating current; and
an alternating current measurement system arranged to measure alternating current from the first source and the second source passing through the sensor system, the alternating current being changed by a change in impedance of the first conductor or the second conductor, and to indicate an error based on the change in impedance, indicated by the alternating current, exceeding a threshold.

US Pat. No. 11,112,443

SENSITIVE COMPONENT FOR DEVICE FOR MEASURING ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD BY THERMOFLUORESCENCE, CORRESPONDING MEASUREMENT AND MANUFACTURING METHODS


1. A component sensitive to an electromagnetic field, comprising:a first absorbent material able to absorb energy of a given electromagnetic field and convert the absorbed energy into heat;
a second fluorescent and thermosensitive material placed in contact with said first material in order to store the heat converted by said first material, said second material being able to re-emit, under action of a predetermined excitation light, a light by fluorescence of light intensity dependent on the stored heat, wherein said second material comprises a plurality of fluorescent compounds, each able to re-emit a light by fluorescence of a different wavelength.

US Pat. No. 11,112,442

QUANTUM POWER SENSOR AND METHOD OF MEASURING POWER IN TRANSMISSION LINES

NPL MANAGEMENT LIMITED, ...


1. A quantum power sensor comprising a two-level quantum system coupled to a transmission line that supports a propagating wave; and an analyser for determining a coupling coefficient and a Rabi frequency of the two-level quantum system; andwherein the coupling coefficient is deduced by measuring a relative amplitude of a third and higher order mixing product and the Rabi frequency is measured by resonance fluorescence measurements; or
wherein the coupling coefficient and the Rabi frequency are deduced by measuring a relative amplitude and frequency and power dependences of third and higher order mixing products as a result of driving the two-level system with two or more frequencies.

US Pat. No. 11,112,441

PORTABLE DEVICE FOR MONITORING A SUBJECT AND DETECTING A SOURCE OF INTERFERENCE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...


1. A portable device for monitoring a subject and detecting a source of interference for the portable device, the portable device comprising:a detector configured to detect the presence of interference in an environment of the portable device; and
a processor configured to:
determine a strength of the interference in the environment of the portable device; and
control a user interface to provide an output at a frequency that depends on the determined interference strength.

US Pat. No. 11,112,440

MEASURING DEVICE FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL DIELECTRIC CONSTANT, MEASURING APPARATUS, MEASURING METHOD

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...


1. A measuring device for a dielectric constant of a liquid crystal, wherein the measuring device comprises:a first substrate and a second substrate disposed to be opposite to each other; and
a resonant structure layer disposed on a side of the first substrate facing the second substrate;
wherein, a cavity for accommodating the liquid crystal to be measured is defined between the first substrate and the second substrate; and
wherein the resonant structure layer comprises at least two sets of composite resonant structures, the sets of composite resonant structures are spaces apart from one another and each set of composite resonant structures comprise a primary resonant structure and a secondary resonant structure arranged to be spaces from each other.

US Pat. No. 11,112,439

EVALUATING CIRCUIT, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR EVALUATING A CAPACITIVE OR INDUCTIVE SENSOR

Marius Czardybon, Mannhe...


1. An evaluation circuit for evaluating a capacitive or an inductive sensor, comprising:a first measurement connection and a second measurement connection, wherein the first measurement connection is configured to connect a first sensor element of the capacitive or inductive sensor and the second measurement connection is configured to connect a second sensor element of the capacitive or inductive sensor or a reference element;
a charging and discharging circuit configured to output a first charging and discharging signal to the first measurement connection and to output a second charging and discharging signal to the second measurement connection;
a comparator circuit which compares a temporal behavior of the first charging and discharging signal with a temporal behavior of the second charging and discharging signal, and
an integrator circuit connected to an output of the comparator circuit, wherein an output voltage of the integrator circuit changes as a function of a voltage at the output of the comparator circuit,
wherein the output voltage of the integrator circuit is connected to the first measurement connection in order to adjust the first charging and discharging signal or to the second measurement connection in order to adjust the second charging and discharging signal,
wherein a measurement signal at an output of the evaluation circuit is derived from the output voltage of the integrator circuit, and
wherein the measurement signal is a measure of a difference between impedances of the first and the second sensor elements or impedances of the first sensor element and the reference element.

US Pat. No. 11,112,438

NONLINEAR OSCILLATION DETECTION METHOD BASED ON MEASUREMENT DATA, AND RECORDING MEDIUM AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING THE SAME

KOREA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH...


1. A nonlinear oscillation detection apparatus, comprising:a measurement unit configured to obtain time series information by measuring a physical quantity of an electric power system whose nonlinear oscillation is to be detected;
a change rate calculation unit configured to calculate a change rate of the time series information;
a plane distance calculation unit configured to:depict a trajectory representing a relationship between the time series information and the change rate of the time series information and a point representing a normal state of the electric power system on a two-dimensional coordinate plane, and
selectively calculate a distance from each point of the trajectory representing the relationship between the time series information and the change rate of the time series information to the point representing the normal state of the electric power system;

a regression estimation unit configured to estimate a nonlinear curve by using the plane distance that is the distance from each point of the trajectory representing the relationship between the time series information and the change rate of the time series information to the point representing the normal state of the electric power system; and
a determination unit configured to determine whether nonlinear oscillation occurs at the electric power system by calculating a largest Lyapunov exponent of the nonlinear curve,
wherein the plane distance calculation unit is configured to obtain moving averages of the time series information and the change rate of the time series information during one cycle of oscillation represented by the physical quantity of the electric power system respectively as estimated values representing the time series information and the change rate of the time series information when the electric power system is in a normal state.

US Pat. No. 11,112,437

INERTIA CHARACTERISTIC

Reactive Technologies Lim...


1. Apparatus for determining an inertia characteristic of a synchronous area of an electric power grid, electricity flowing in the grid in accordance with a grid frequency, wherein the apparatus is arranged to:determine first data representing a signal comprising a first variation, the first variation being a variation in the grid frequency over a period of time, the signal resulting from a second variation, the second variation being a variation in provision of electric power to and/or consumption of electric power from the grid, the signal having been filtered according to a first filter defining a first frequency band to at least attenuate frequencies outside of the first frequency band;
determine second data representative of the second variation on a second frequency band, the second frequency band being substantially the same as the first frequency band; and
determine an inertia characteristic of a synchronous area of the electric power grid based on the first data and the second data,
wherein one of the first frequency band and the second frequency band is set on the basis of the other of the first frequency band and the second frequency band.

US Pat. No. 11,112,436

SPARK GAP STRUCTURES FOR DETECTION AND PROTECTION AGAINST ELECTRICAL OVERSTRESS EVENTS

Analog Devices Internatio...


1. An electrical overstress (EOS) monitor/protection device, comprising:two different conductive structures separated by a gap therebetween and configured to electrically arc in response to an EOS event, wherein the two conductive structures are lithographically defined using a semiconductor fabrication technology, and wherein arcing surfaces of the two conductive structures that face each other have different shapes; and
a sensing circuit configured to detect a change in physical property of the EOS monitor/protection device caused by the EOS event.

US Pat. No. 11,112,435

CURRENT TRANSDUCER WITH INTEGRATED PRIMARY CONDUCTOR

LEM International SA, Pl...


1. An electrical current transducer including a housing, a magnetic core comprising a central passage and a magnetic circuit gap, a magnetic field detector comprising a sensing cell positioned in the magnetic circuit gap, and a sheet metal leadframe conductor arrangement comprising a primary conductor for carrying the current to be measured and magnetic field detector conductors for connecting the magnetic field detector to an external circuit, the primary conductor comprising a central portion extending through the central passage of the magnetic core, lateral extension arms extending from opposite ends of the central portion, and connection ends for connection to an external conductor, the magnetic field detector conductors comprising a plurality of conductors, each conductor comprising a sensing cell connection pad substantially aligned with the central portion of the primary conductor and a connection end for connection to the external circuit, the housing comprising a base surrounding portions of the leadframe conductor arrangement and forming a magnetic field sensor receiving cavity, a bottom surface of the magnetic field sensor receiving cavity presenting an essentially planar mounting surface exposing said sensing cell connection pads for electrical connection to the sensing cell, the sensing cell bonded on the mounting surface and overlapping one or more of the magnetic field detector conductors and offset from the primary conductor central portion, the housing base further comprising a primary conductor overmold portion that surrounds the central portion of the primary conductor providing a dielectric insulating layer between the magnetic core and the primary conductor, the housing further comprising a cover mounted over the base and covering the magnetic core and magnetic field sensor receiving cavity, wherein the housing comprises core guide ribs flanking opposite lateral sides of the magnetic core and providing interengaging elements on the base and cover forming a sinuous electrical creepage path between the primary conductor, magnetic core, and magnetic field detector conductors and the base comprises a core guide rib on either side of the magnetic core that inserts into complementary pairs of core guide ribs having an inner wall portion and an outer wall portion on the cover.

US Pat. No. 11,112,434

SENSOR APPARATUS FOR MEASURING DIRECT AND ALTERNATING CURRENTS

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche ...


1. A sensor apparatus for measuring direct and alternating currents through a conductor, the sensor apparatus comprising: a Rogowski coil, a plane of a main extent of the Rogowski coil being arranged substantially orthogonally to the direction of main extent of the conductor, the conductor being enclosed by the Rogowski coil; and a plurality of magnetic field sensors, wherein:the sensor apparatus has an evaluation electronics system for evaluating the measurement values of the magnetic field sensors, the evaluation electronics system being an analog evaluation electronics system
the evaluation electronics system has a preamplifier for each magnetic field sensor, and the evaluation electronics system further has an amplifier, the preamplifiers being configured to preamplify by a respective preamplification factor, the preamplification factors being proportional to distances of the respective magnetic field sensor from its nearest adjacent magnetic field sensors.

US Pat. No. 11,112,433

NON-CONTACT ELECTRICAL PARAMETER MEASUREMENT DEVICE WITH CLAMP JAW ASSEMBLY

FLUKE CORPORATION, Evere...


1. An electrical parameter measurement device, comprising:a body; and
a clamp jaw assembly coupled to the body, the clamp jaw assembly comprising:a first clamp jaw comprising a proximal end coupled to the body and a distal end opposite the proximal end;
a second clamp jaw comprising a proximal end coupled to the body and a distal end opposite the proximal end, the first clamp jaw and the second clamp jaw being movable in relation to each other between a closed position and an open position wherein, in the closed position, the respective distal ends of the first and second clamp jaws meet to define a measurement area that is enclosed between the first and second clamp jaws, and in the open position the respective distal ends of the first and second clamp jaws are separate from each other to define a gap that allows a conductor under test to pass therethrough into or out of the measurement area;
at least one sensor positioned within an interior of the first clamp jaw or the second clamp jaw; and
a visual indicator disposed proximate the at least one sensor on a surface of the first clamp jaw or the second clamp jaw, the visual indicator operative to guide an operator of the electrical parameter measurement device to position the conductor under test proximate the visual indicator to provide electrical parameter measurements, wherein the visual indicator comprises a first color of a first portion of the surface of the first clamp jaw or the second clamp jaw that is different than a second color of a second portion of the first clamp jaw or the second clamp jaw that surrounds the visual indicator.


US Pat. No. 11,112,432

MEASURING ARRANGEMENT FOR MEASURING AN ELECTRIC CURRENT IN THE HIGH-CURRENT RANGE


1. Measuring arrangement for measuring an electric current in a high-current range, comprising:a) a low-resistance current sense resistor for current measurement in accordance with the four-wire technology, witha1) a first connecting part made of a conductor material for introducing the electric current to be measured into the current sense resistor,
a2) a second connecting part made of a conductor material for conducting the electric current to be measured out of the current-measuring resistor, and
a3) a resistor element made of a resistance material, the resistor element being electrically connected between the first terminal part and the second terminal part and the current to be measured flowing through it,

b) a structurally integrated measuring circuit, the measuring circuit measuring the electrical voltage which drops across the resistor element,
c) a plurality of pairs of voltage taps for measuring the electric voltage falling across the resistor element, the pairs of voltage taps being connected to the measuring circuit,
d) a first busbar connection made of a conductive material for electrical and mechanical connection to a first busbar, the first busbar connection being electrically connected to the first connecting part of the current sense resistor, and
e) a second busbar connection made of a conductor material for electrical and mechanical connection to a second busbar, the second busbar connection being electrically connected to the second connecting part of the current sense resistor, wherein the measuring arrangement has a plurality of low-resistance current sense resistors which are connected electrically in parallel, so that the current to be measured is divided into a plurality of partial currents which flow through the individual current sense resistors.

US Pat. No. 11,112,431

PROBE CARD FOR HIGH-FREQUENCY APPLICATIONS

TECHNOPROBE S.P.A., Cern...


1. A probe card comprising:a plurality of contact elements extending along a longitudinal axis between a first end portion and a second end portion;
a plurality of contact tips;
a testing head housing the plurality of contact elements;
a support plate;
a flexible membrane having a first face and a second face, opposite to the first face;
the first end portions of the plurality of contact elements abutting onto the support plate;
the plurality of contact tips being arranged on the first face of the flexible membrane at a first portion thereof;
the second end portions of the plurality of contact elements abutting onto the second face the flexible membrane;
wherein the testing head is arranged between the support plate and the first portion of the flexible membrane, which is electrically connected to the support plate through a second portion thereof;
wherein the number and distribution of the contact elements abutting onto the second face of the flexible membrane at the first portion are different to the number and distribution of the contact tips abutting onto the first face of the flexible membrane at the first portion; and
wherein the testing head comprises at least one upper guide and at least one lower guide, each having guide holes within which respective contact elements are slidingly housed, the at least one upper guide and at least one lower guide having a gap therebetween.

US Pat. No. 11,112,430

PROBE HEAD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE TESTING SYSTEM

Intel Corporation, Santa...


1. A probe head for testing electronic devices, comprising:a probe axis extending along a length of the probe head;
a probe core including a first metal, the probe core including:a core surface having a first dimension, wherein the first dimension is perpendicular to the probe axis;
a probe tip extending from the core surface along the probe axis, wherein:the probe tip has a second dimension that is perpendicular to the probe axis; and
the second dimension is less than the first dimension of the core surface;


a cladding layer including a second metal, wherein the cladding layer is coupled around a perimeter of the probe core; and
wherein the probe tip extends beyond the cladding layer, and the cladding layer extends beyond the core surface.

US Pat. No. 11,112,429

PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE

AEHR TEST SYSTEMS, Fremo...


1. A method of testing an integrated circuit of a device, comprising:holding the device against a surface of a holder;
moving a contactor board assembly relative to the holder to bring terminals of the contactor board assembly into contact with contacts on the device;
allowing air through a fluid line to modify a size of a volume defined between the first and second components of the actuator, thereby actuating first and second components of an actuator to move a contactor support structure relative to an apparatus frame and urge terminals on the contactor support structure against contacts on the device;
providing signals through the terminals and contacts to the integrated circuit; and
automatically releasing air from the fluid line though a pressure relief valve when a pressure of the air in the fluid line reaches a predetermined value.

US Pat. No. 11,112,428

MULTILEVEL TRIGGERING SYSTEM FOR OUTPUTTING COMPLEX TRIGGER SIGNAL

Keysight Technologies, In...


1. A multilevel triggering system, comprising:a trigger block library configured to store a plurality of triggering function modules for performing triggering functions to detect corresponding triggering conditions, respectively; and
a triggering matrix comprising a plurality of triggering levels, each triggering level being configurable to include one or more trigger blocks and each trigger block being configurable to implement a triggering function module of the plurality of triggering function modules imported or copied from the trigger block library accessible by the triggering matrix, each trigger block generating a corresponding block trigger when the corresponding triggering condition of the triggering function module implemented by the trigger block is detected in a portion of an input signal,
wherein each triggering level of the plurality of triggering levels is configured to generate a corresponding level trigger when each of the one or more trigger blocks in the triggering level generates the corresponding block trigger, and
wherein the triggering matrix is configured to generate a complex trigger signal when the plurality of triggering levels generate corresponding level triggers.

US Pat. No. 11,112,427

METHOD AND TIP SUBSTRATE FOR SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPY

IMEC VZW, Leuven (BE)


1. A method for performing a scanning probe microscopy (SPM) measurement on a sample, the method comprising:attaching the sample to a cantilever;
providing a substrate comprising on a surface of the substrate a first SPM tip and second SPM tip that differ from each other in material composition, shape, or size;
performing a first SPM measurement by scanning the sample across the first SPM tip, wherein performing the first SPM measurement comprises slicing away a layer of the sample using the first SPM tip; and
performing a second SPM measurement by scanning the sample across the second SPM tip after performing the first SPM measurement.

US Pat. No. 11,112,426

METHOD AND DEVICE OF USING A SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPE

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDER...


1. A method for characterising a surface of a sample using atomic force microscopy with a cantilever acting as both actuator and sensor, the method comprising the steps of:generating an oscillating motion between a tip of the cantilever of the atomic force microscope and the surface of the sample by deforming at least a part of the cantilever to bring the tip of the cantilever in contact with the surface of the sample for a tip-sample interaction;
recording a deflection of the cantilever resulting from the tip-sample interaction as a first signal;
extracting the tip-sample interaction as a second signal from the first signal by removing a background signal;
determining a peak force from the extracted second signal;
comparing the peak force to a predetermined setpoint force to determine an error signal;
generating a control signal from the error signal; and
actuating a z-actuator using the control signal to maintain the peak force at the predetermined setpoint force,
wherein the cantilever includes an actuation coating and a detection coating, each of the coatings made of a different material, and each of the coatings is arranged at a different location on the cantilever.

US Pat. No. 11,112,425

IMPACT INDICATOR

ShockWatch, Inc., Dallas...


1. An impact indicator, comprising:a housing;
switch circuitry having an omega-shaped switch element;
a passive radio-frequency identification (RFID) module coupled to the switch circuitry, the RFID module configured to detect a state of a circuit condition of the switch circuitry; and
a mass member movable within the housing from a first position to a second position in response to receipt by the housing of an acceleration event, wherein movement of the mass member to the second position causes the mass member to move the switch element to change the state of the circuit condition of the switch circuitry.

US Pat. No. 11,112,424

PHYSICAL QUANTITY SENSOR, COMPLEX SENSOR, INERTIAL MEASUREMENT UNIT, PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND VEHICLE

Seiko Epson Corporation


1. A physical quantity sensor comprising:a sensor element; and
a ceramic substrate to which the sensor element is directly bonded using a bonding material,
wherein, when an elastic modulus of the bonding material is e, 4.0 GPa?e?6.0 GPa is satisfied,
wherein, in a plan view seen from a direction along an attachment direction of the sensor element and the substrate, and
a ratio of a bonding area of the bonding material with respect to an area where the substrate and the sensor element overlap is higher than or equal to 80%.

US Pat. No. 11,112,423

ACCELERATION SENSOR

Beijing BOE Optoelectroni...


1. An acceleration sensor, comprising:a housing;
a mass block in the housing and connected with the housing via at least two hanging beams;
and an auxiliary buffer component between the mass block and a bottom surface of the housing;
wherein an elastic coefficient of the auxiliary buffer component decreases as force applied thereon increases;
wherein a filter frequency of the acceleration sensor decreases as the force applied thereon increases;
wherein the auxiliary buffer component comprises a shear-thinning non-Newtonian fluid, and an elastic outer wall surrounding the shear-thinning non-Newtonian fluid.

US Pat. No. 11,112,422

INERTIAL NAVIGATION SYSTEM

Atlantic Inertial Systems...


1. An inertial measurement system for a spinning projectile comprising:a first gyro to be oriented substantially parallel to a spin axis of the projectile;
a second gyro and a third gyro with axes arranged with respect to the first gyro such that they define a three dimensional coordinate system;
the first gyro, the second gyro and the third gyro each being arranged to produce an output;
a Kalman filter; and
a controller, arranged to:compute a current projectile attitude from the outputs of the first, second and third gyros, the computed attitude comprising a roll angle, a pitch angle and a yaw angle;
calculate a roll angle error based on a difference between the computed pitch and yaw angles and expected pitch and yaw angles;
provide the roll angle error as an input to the Kalman filter that outputs a roll angle correction and a roll rate scale factor correction; and
apply the calculated roll angle correction and the roll rate scale factor correction to the output of the first gyro;

wherein the Kalman filter models roll angle error as a function of roll rate having a component correlated with roll rate and a separate component correlated with crosswind effects; and
wherein using observations made over time, the Kalman filter isolates the component correlated with roll rate and the component correlated with crosswind effects, thereby maintaining an estimate of the prevailing crosswind and using the remaining component correlated with roll rate to calculate the roll rate scale factor correction.

US Pat. No. 11,112,421

LABORATORY SAMPLE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND LABORATORY AUTOMATION SYSTEM

Roche Diagnostics Operati...


1. A laboratory sample distribution system, the laboratory sample distribution system comprising:a transport plane;
an optical inspection device adapted to optically inspect items that need to be optically inspected;
at least one mirror device used to view portions of the items that need to be optically inspected that would not be visible without the at least one mirror device, wherein the at least one mirror device comprises a base portion comprising a bottom surface for moving over the transport plane of the laboratory sample distribution system and a mirror, wherein the mirror comprises a first mirror segment and a second mirror segment and the base portion comprises a first base portion segment holding the first mirror segment and a second base portion segment holding the second mirror segment, wherein the mirror device comprises a joint connecting the first base portion segment to the second base portion segment such that the first base portion segment and/or the second base portion segment are rotatable around the joint and wherein the first base portion segment and the second base portion segment are configured to be moved on the transport plane by the driver;
a driver adapted to move the items that need to be optically inspected independently from the at least one mirror device on the transport plane; and
a control device configured to move the items that needs to be optically inspected relative to the optical inspection device by controlling the driver.

US Pat. No. 11,112,420

DEVICE FOR SEPARATING REAGENT FROM REACTOR

SHENZHEN YHLO BIOTECH CO....


1. A device for separating a reagent from a reactor, comprising:a collecting means, provided with a liquid receiving port and a solid receiving port;
a holding component disposed above the collecting means and used for placement of the reactor, wherein the holding component has an accommodating hole for holding the reactor; and
a rotating mechanism for driving the holding component to rotate,
wherein the liquid receiving port and the solid receiving port are arranged at different positions in the circumferential direction of rotation of the holding component; when the holding component passes over the liquid receiving port, the reagent in the reactor falls into the liquid receiving port; when the rotating mechanism continues rotating in an original direction until the holding component passes over the solid receiving port, the accommodating hole is directed vertically downward and the reactor falls vertically into the solid receiving port from the holding component;
wherein the collecting means comprises a collecting table having a circular arc-shaped surface disposed at a top of the collecting table, the circular arc-shaped surface corresponds to the rotating mechanism, both the liquid receiving port and the solid receiving port are provided on the circular arc-shaped surface, and the solid receiving port is located at a bottom of the circular arc-shaped surface;
wherein an angle between a center line of the solid receiving port and a center line of the liquid receiving port is ?, wherein 10°???80°.

US Pat. No. 11,112,419

LABORATORY DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

Roche Diagnostics Operati...


1. A laboratory distribution system for use in a laboratory automation system, the laboratory distribution system comprising:a plurality of diagnostic laboratory container carriers, wherein the diagnostic laboratory container carriers are single laboratory container carriers having a circular cylindrical base; and
a conveyor device, the conveyor device comprising,an endless drive member defining a closed-loop conveyor pathway, and
a plurality of supporting elements attached to the endless drive member,

wherein the supporting elements each have a receiving area configured to receive a single diagnostic laboratory container carrier and a boundary wall extending at least partly about the receiving area's periphery for centering and retaining the received diagnostic laboratory container carrier, wherein the supporting elements are each configured to transport the received diagnostic laboratory container carrier in an upright position along at least a section of the conveyor pathway, wherein the supporting elements are each mounted pivotally about a horizontal pivot axis by a pivot bearing to the drive member and structured such that a center of gravity of the supporting element with or without an empty or loaded diagnostic laboratory container carrier is arranged below and in a common vertical plane with the pivot axis when the supporting element is in an upright use position such that each supporting element is free to pivot about the associated pivot axis under the effect of gravitational forces acting on the supporting element for maintaining an upright use position while travelling along the conveyor path, and wherein the receiving area is arranged below the pivot axis when the supporting element is in an upright use position.

US Pat. No. 11,112,417

METHOD FOR LOADING A SPECIMEN STORAGE DEVICE FOR A PLURALITY OF SPECIMEN CARRIERS LOADED WITH SPECIMEN VESSELS, AND SPECIMEN-LOADING SYSTEM


1. A method of loading a sample storage device for a plurality of sample carriers equipped with sample containers, comprising:when removing sample containers from the sample storage device:
providing at least one output sample carrier having sample containers that can be taken up from the output sample carrier;
providing a target sample carrier in which sample containers taken up from the output sample carrier can be deposited;
providing a refilling sample carrier which is at least partially filled with sample containers;
removing at least one sample container from the output sample carrier and depositing the at least one sample container in the target sample carrier, and
for each sample container removed from the output sample carrier and deposited in the target sample carrier, removing another sample container from the refilling sample carrier and refilling the space of the removed sample container in the output sample carrier with said other sample container from the refilling sample carrier;
wherein said refilling of the space of the removed sample container in the output sample carrier with the other sample container from the refilling sample carrier overlaps in the time with the removal of the sample container from the output sample carrier and/or the deposition of the sample container in the target sample carrier.

US Pat. No. 11,112,416

INSTRUMENTS, DEVICES AND CONSUMABLES FOR USE IN A WORKFLOW OF A SMART MOLECULAR ANALYSIS SYSTEM

LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORA...


2. A method for performing a molecular analysis, the method comprising:reading a reaction plate RFID tag on a reaction plate, the reaction plate having multiple reaction sites;
optionally reading a reagent container RFID tag on a reagent container; and
applying information read from the reaction plate RFID tag, and optionally from the reagent container RFID tag, to carry out a workflow for the molecular analysis, the information read from the reaction plate RFID tag and optionally the reagent container RFID tag including information identifying a subset of reaction sites among the multiple reaction sites and instructing transfer of a reagent to the subset of reaction sites.

US Pat. No. 11,112,415

SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS FOR ULTRA-SENSITIVE DETECTION OF MOLECULES OR PARTICLES

Quanterix Corporation, B...


1. A method for inserting beads into reaction vessels on an assay consumable, comprising:generating a magnetic field in proximity to a surface of the assay consumable comprising a plurality of the reaction vessels such that a magnetic field vector of the magnetic field is directed from the surface towards a bottom of the reaction vessels and/or towards the perimeter of the surface;
delivering a plurality of magnetic beads in proximity to the surface; and
creating relative motion between the magnetic beads and the reaction vessels, wherein following the creating step, a first portion of the magnetic beads are contained in the reaction vessels and a second portion of the magnetic beads are positioned proximate to the surface of the assay consumable, but not contained within a reaction vessel.

US Pat. No. 11,112,406

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DIGITAL REMOTE PRIMARY, SECONDARY, AND TERTIARY COLOR CALIBRATION VIA SMART DEVICE IN ANALYSIS OF MEDICAL TEST RESULTS

RELIANT IMMUNE DIAGNOSTIC...


1. A method for providing immunoassay test results for medical conditions, the method comprising:collecting at least one biologic with a testing device including at least one immunoassay test strip;
conjugating the at least one biologic with particles on a conjugate pad on the at least one immunoassay test strip to create an immune complex;
receiving the immune complex at a test line on a membrane strip on the at least one immunoassay test strip, wherein the test line includes particular antigens or antibodies;
binding, if the immune complex contains antigens or antibodies capable of binding with the particular antigens or antibodies included on the test line, the antigens or antibodies of the immune complex to the particular antigens or antibodies of the test line;
producing a qualitative response on the test line if the antigens or antibodies of the immune complex are bound to the particular antigens or antibodies on the test line;
providing a software application to be stored on a mobile device, the mobile device having a camera and a viewing screen;
presenting an outlined area on the viewing screen to be aligned with borders of the testing device;
presenting on the viewing screen an alignment graphic to be aligned with an alignment target of the testing device, wherein the alignment graphic is offset from a center of the outlined area;
capturing an image of the testing device, wherein the testing device includes a color mosaic, wherein the image of the testing device includes the color mosaic, wherein the color mosaic includes at least two groups of adjacent differently-colored tiles, wherein each group of the at least two groups of differently-colored tiles is associated with a primary color, and wherein each group of the at least two groups of differently-colored tiles includes different shades of the associated primary color;
processing the image to assign mosaic color values to each of the differently-colored tiles;
retrieving known color values for the differently-colored tiles;
comparing the known color values with the mosaic color values;
performing a color shift on the mosaic color values based on the comparison of the known color values with the mosaic color values;
processing the image to determine test line color values of the pixels on the test line of the at least one immunoassay test strip;
comparing the test line color values;
determining if the test line color values are within a predetermined range of at least one color value of the mosaic color values corresponding to a positive test result; and
presenting test results on the viewing screen.

US Pat. No. 11,112,405

ASSAY DEVICE, SYSTEM, METHOD, AND KIT

Baseline Global, Inc., I...


1. An assay device for detection of an analyte in a bodily fluid sample, the assay device comprising:a fluid sample collector, including:a cap;
a plunger carried by the cap and having a distal end;
an absorbent member supported toward the distal end of the plunger; and

an assessment unit to which the fluid sample collector couples, including:a sample-receiving chamber having at least one sidewall, a fluid outlet, and an opening through which the plunger and absorbent member are received within the sample-receiving chamber, the plunger and the at least one sidewall being closely sized such that pressure is increased within the sample-receiving chamber as the plunger is advanced toward the outlet;
a fluid filter across the outlet;
a well in fluid communication with the outlet to receive fluid sample filtrate therefrom;
at least one test panel in fluid communication with the well, the at least one test panel providing an indication when contacted by an analyte in the filtrate;
helical threads on the cap and the assessment unit which removably couple the cap to the assessment unit closing the opening, the threads further having a pitch converting rotational force to linear force to advance the plunger axially within the sample-receiving chamber as the cap is rotated to create a differential pressure across the filter driving the fluid sample therethrough and the filtrate into the well, the axial advancement of the plunger being controlled by the pitch of the threads; and
a window through which the indication is viewed.


US Pat. No. 11,112,400

BLOOD CHARACTERISTIC MEASUREMENT

Hewlett-Packard Developme...


1. A method, comprising:applying an electrical potential difference over a blood sample in a testing cassette of a microfluidic device, the cassette comprising a microfluidic channel through which the blood sample flows, wherein the microfluidic channel comprises an array of at least three sensor areas, each of the at least three sensor areas comprising at least three electrodes located parallel to each other and perpendicular to a direction of flow in the microfluidic channel, wherein each sensor area comprises multiple electrodes;
beginning as soon as the blood sample enters an input port of the testing cassette at a first end of the microfluidic channel:measuring an electrical signal passing through the blood sample as the blood sample flows from the first end to obtain a pre-coagulation property of a measurement function; and
measuring an electrical signal passing through the blood sample as the blood sample coagulates at a second end of the microfluidic channel to obtain a coagulation property of the measurement function as a function of time through the multiple electrodes of the sensor areas; and

correlating the measurement function to a characteristic of the blood sample.

US Pat. No. 11,112,399

APPARATUS AND A METHOD FOR ANALYZING A BODY FLUID SAMPLE FROM A SAMPLER

RADIOMETER MEDICAL APS, ...


1. An apparatus for analyzing a body fluid sample from a sampler, the apparatus comprising:a sampler bed comprising a plurality of slots, each slot configured to receive a sampler containing a body fluid sample;
an analyzing unit configured to analyze body fluid samples;
at least one inlet configured to withdraw a body fluid sample from a sampler from any of the slots for provision of the withdrawn body fluid sample to the analyzing unit; and
at least one display unit comprising at least one display area;
wherein the apparatus is configured to display graphical information simultaneously within a plurality of primary zones of the at least one display area,
wherein the plurality of primary zones comprises a primary zone for each slot, and wherein each of the primary zones individually faces a respective slot, and
wherein the graphical information comprises a respective primary graphical information part within each primary zone, wherein each respective primary graphical information part relates to the respective slot faced by the respective primary zone.

US Pat. No. 11,112,398

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING VOLUME STABILITY OF WELL CEMENT

PetroChina Company Limite...


1. An apparatus for determining a volume change of well cement, comprising:a reaction kettle, a radial contraction and expansion ring, a heater, a pressurizer, and a volume change parameter tester, wherein:
the radial contraction and expansion ring comprises a first casing and a second casing, the first casing is a casing made of elastic material, the second casing is a steel casing, the first casing sheathes the second casing, an upper cover and a lower cover are provided at a top and a bottom of the radial contraction and expansion ring, respectively, and an annulus between the first casing and the second casing is used for accommodate a well cement sample of a target area to be detected;
the radial contraction and expansion ring is provided in the reaction kettle;
the heater is connected to the reaction kettle, and is used to provide a preset temperature to the radial contraction and expansion ring; the pressurizer is connected to the reaction kettle, and is used to provide a preset pressure to the radial contraction and expansion ring; and
the volume change parameter tester is connected to the reaction kettle, and is used to determine a radial volume change parameter of the well cement by detecting a deformation parameter of the second casing under a condition of the preset temperature and the preset pressure, the radial volume change parameter is used to determine the volume change of the well cement,
wherein the upper cover and the lower cover are used to make an axial volume of the well cement unable to change.

US Pat. No. 11,112,397

OPEN-CELL FOAM BIOLOGICAL INDICATOR FOR BACTERIA DETECTION AND REMOVAL FROM WATER OR AIR, AND METHODS OF USE

Alphex Biocleanse Systems...


1. A method of detecting a bacteria or virus biological contaminants, comprising:exposing to the biological contaminant a foam biological indicator comprising an open-cell polyolefin foam material or open-cell polyurethane foam material;
after a time that is sufficient to accumulate the biological contaminant, removing some or all of the biological indicator; and
testing the removed biological indicator for the presence of the accumulated biological contaminant, wherein testing the removed biological indicator for the presence of the biological contaminant comprises placing a portion of the removed biological indicator in a sterile container, adding a surfactant, blending to separate the biological contaminant from the removed biological indicator, and culturing the biological contaminant in a nutritive medium.

US Pat. No. 11,112,396

WATER CHEMISTRY TEST KIT APPARATUS AND RELATED METHODS

RESH, INC., Murrieta, CA...


1. Apparatus for water chemistry testing, including:a freestanding test block assembly having at least one mixing chamber formed therein, said mixing chamber comprising:
a mouth opening formed within said mixing chamber, said mixing chamber is filled by submerging said mixing chamber into water to be tested and allowing that water to flow through said mouth opening to eventually fill said mixing chamber;
at least one drain opening positioned below said mouth opening and discrete of said mouth opening, said at least one drain opening provided for adjusting the volume of liquid within said mixing chamber by allowing liquid to drain out of said mixing chamber until a desired volume of liquid for testing is reached within said mixing chamber,
a comparison display element adjacent said mixing chamber configured to provide a visual comparison with the color of the water in said mixing chamber.

US Pat. No. 11,112,395

NETWORKED AIR QUALITY MONITORING SYSTEM

Particles Plus, Inc., St...


1. A method for operating an air quality monitoring system comprising:collecting air quality data from a plurality of air quality monitoring instruments, wherein the plurality of air quality monitoring instrument includes one or more wireless mobile devices configured to transmit particle count data from an optical particle counter using a public communication network, at least one of the air quality monitoring instruments comprises a robotic optical particle counter having a controller programmed to receive operating instructions from a remotely positioned control system and calibrated to measure a number of airborne particles passing through a beam of light;
periodically transmitting an air quality data record from each of the plurality of air quality monitoring instruments, each data record including a date, time stamp, particle count data, instrument identification and geographic coordinates of each air quality monitoring instrument transmitting the data record wherein the at least one robotic optical particle counter transmits data records with an instrument identification that identifies the robotic optical particle counter as a robotic device, using the public communication network;
receiving the air quality data records from each of the plurality of air quality monitoring instruments that are aggregated to create an aggregate data set of air quality over a geographic area, and
automatically generating a revised air quality map using the geographic coordinates of the time stamped data records from each of the plurality of air quality monitoring instrument.

US Pat. No. 11,112,394

ETHYLENIC COMPOUND SENSOR INCLUDING AN ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTOR

THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERS...


1. An ethylene-sensitive sensor, comprising:a power source;
an ethylene-sensitive semiconductor component electrically connected to the power source, the semiconducting component comprising a semiconducting organic compound combined with palladium particles and a porogen to introduce pores into the semiconducting organic compound, increasing surface area of the semiconducting organic compound;
an input electrode electrically connected to the semiconductor component; and
an output electrode electrically connected to the semiconductor component;

wherein the semiconductor component is at least partially exposed such that it can be contacted by a vapor.

US Pat. No. 11,112,393

CHEMICAL INDICATOR AND METHOD OF USE

3M Innovative Properties ...


1. A peracetic acid decontamination chemical indicator comprising:a substrate; and
an indicator composition disposed thereon,
wherein the indicator composition comprises a colorant that reacts to change color when exposed to a peracetic acid solution but does not change color when exposed to a hydrogen peroxide solution, an acidified hydrogen peroxide solution, or an acetic acid solution, wherein the colorant includes a moiety selected from the group consisting of an azido, a benzothiazole, a benzoxazole, an indole, a pyrazole, a pyridine, a stilbene, a styrene, a sugar, and combinations thereof, and wherein the indicator composition does not include a transition metal salt or a halogen source;
wherein the substrate is a selected from the group consisting of a nylon membrane, a silica particle, a polyethylene terephthalate film, and combinations thereof;wherein the nylon membrane is selected from the group consisting of an uncharged nylon membrane, a positively charged nylon membrane, a negatively charged nylon membrane, and combinations thereof;
wherein the silica particle is selected from the group consisting of a positively charged silica particle, a negatively charged silica particle, and combinations thereof;

with the proviso that when the substrate comprises the polyethylene terephthalate film, the indicator composition further comprises a binder.

US Pat. No. 11,112,392

DMD BASED UV ABSORPTION DETECTOR FOR LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY

WATERS TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...


1. A detector for liquid chromatography comprising:a light delivery system comprising a light source that emits light having a plurality of wavelengths; and
a wavelength selection module optically coupled to the light delivery system, the wavelength selection module comprising:a first spectrally dispersive optical element to receive the light from the light delivery system and to provide diffracted light having a linear dispersion of the wavelengths;
a digital micro-mirror device configured to receive the diffracted light and to selectively reflect two or more of the wavelengths into an output beam; and
an optical output subsystem optically coupled to the digital micro-mirror device to receive the output beam from the digital micro-mirror device and provide a single image that simultaneously includes the two or more wavelengths in the output beam.


US Pat. No. 11,112,390

ON-LINE SAMPLING FROM A PROCESS SOURCE

WATERS TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...


1. An online sample manager of a liquid chromatography system, comprising:a fluidic tee having a first inlet port, a second inlet port, and an outlet port;
a diluent pump in fluidic communication with a diluent source and the first inlet port of the fluidic tee;
a process-selection valve having an intake port in fluidic communication with a process line to receive a process sample therefrom and having an outlet port;
a process sample pump in fluidic communication with the outlet port of the process-selection valve and the second inlet port of the fluidic tee, the process sample pump configured to move an acquired process sample into the second inlet port of the fluidic tee while the diluent pump is moving the diluent into the first inlet port of the fluidic tee such that the process sample and the diluent are in the fluidic tee at a same time and merge to produce a diluted process sample that flows out from the outlet port of the fluidic tee;
an injection valve having a first injection valve port in fluidic communication with the outlet port of the fluidic tee to receive the diluted process sample therefrom, a second injection valve port in fluidic communication with a solvent delivery system to receive a solvent composition stream therefrom, a third injection valve port and a fourth injection valve port; and
a sample loop configured to store the diluted process sample and having one end directly coupled to the third injection valve port and an opposite end directly coupled to the fourth injection valve port.

US Pat. No. 11,112,389

ROOM ACOUSTIC CHARACTERIZATION USING SENSORS

Facebook Technologies, LL...


1. A method, comprising, by a processing circuitry of a headset:obtaining a model of a room determined based on image data including depth image data from a depth camera assembly and color image data from a color camera, the model including surfaces of the room and acoustic absorptions of the surfaces;
adjusting audio content presented by the headset based on a room impulse response, the room impulse response determined based on one or more simulations of sound propagation between a target position of an object and a position of the headset within the room using the surfaces of the room and the acoustic absorptions of the surfaces, wherein the one or more simulations include a first simulation of a sound traveling from the target position to a surface in the model, the sound being reflected by the surface resulting in attenuation of the sound based on an acoustic absorption of the surface in the model, and the sound traveling from the surface to the position of the headset;
determining a direct sound component and an early reflection component of the room impulse response by performing the first simulation of the one or more simulations, and wherein adjusting the audio content based on the room impulse response includes adjusting a first portion of the audio content using the direct sound component and the early reflection component;
receiving a late reverberation component of the room impulse response from a server, the late reverberation component being determined by the server performing a second simulation of the one or more simulations; and
determining a combined room impulse response by combining the direct sound component, early reflection component, and late reverberation component, wherein adjusting the audio content based on the room impulse response includes adjusting a second portion of the audio content using the combined room impulse response.

US Pat. No. 11,112,388

OPERATION OF AN ULTRASONIC SENSOR

InvenSense, Inc., San Jo...


1. A method of using an ultrasonic sensor comprising a two-dimensional array of ultrasonic transducers, the method comprising:at a position of the two-dimensional array of ultrasonic transducers:transmitting a plurality of ultrasonic signals according to a beamforming pattern, wherein each ultrasonic transducer of the two-dimensional array of ultrasonic transducers is independently and selectively controllable, wherein the beamforming pattern focuses the plurality of ultrasonic signals to location above the two-dimensional array of ultrasonic transducers, wherein the beamforming pattern identifies ultrasonic transducers of the two-dimensional array of ultrasonic transducers that are activated during transmission of the ultrasonic signals, and wherein at least some ultrasonic transducers of the beamforming pattern are phase delayed with respect to other ultrasonic transducers of the beamforming pattern such that a generated ultrasonic beam is focused for reflecting from an object in contact with a contact surface of a platen overlying the two-dimensional array of ultrasonic transducers; and
receiving at least one reflected ultrasonic signal according to a receive pattern, wherein the receive pattern identifies at least one ultrasonic transducers of the two-dimensional array of ultrasonic transducers that is activated during the receiving; and

repeating the transmitting and the receiving at a plurality of positions of the two-dimensional array of ultrasonic transducers.

US Pat. No. 11,112,387

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MEASURING A WIDEBAND LOOP SENSITIVITY FOR AN ACOUSTIC TRANSDUCER

BROADSOUND CORPORATION, ...


1. A system for measuring a wideband loop sensitivity for an acoustic transducer among a plurality of acoustic transducers in a wideband acoustic probe, the system comprising:a pulse generator; and
a control unit electrically coupled to the pulse generator,
wherein
the pulse generator is configured to be selectively electrically coupled to a predetermined load for generating, by the pulse generator, a first pulse to create a wideband signal as a reference signal, and
the control unit includes a memory storing therein a program or firmware for causing the control unit toobtain a wideband reference signal Vr(t) as a reference signal for an acoustic transducer in the wideband acoustic probe, and
obtain a function Vr(f) that is a Fourier Transform of the wideband reference signal Vr(t).


US Pat. No. 11,112,386

ULTRASONIC TESTING METHOD, SYSTEM, PROGRAM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Mitsubishi Power, Ltd., ...


1. An ultrasonic testing method comprising:providing: i) a phased array ultrasonic testing device, ii) a switch connected to the phased array ultrasonic testing device, iii) an array sensor installed on an object under inspection, the array sensor including a plurality of ultrasonic elements, and iv) a controller configured to control the phased array ultrasonic device and the switch;
dividing the array sensor including a plurality of ultrasonic elements into a plurality of regions;
connecting the phased array ultrasonic testing device to each region of the array sensor via the switch;
selecting at least one region of the array sensor used for an ultrasonic testing from the plurality of regions for each flaw detection point according to a positional relation of the flaw detection point to the array sensor by the controller;
connecting the phased array ultrasonic testing device to the selected at least one region of the array sensor by controlling the switch with the controller;
for a flaw detection point for which one region is selected, performing the ultrasonic testing by using only the selected one region by controlling the phased array ultrasonic testing device and the switch with the controller; and
for a flaw detection point for which a plurality of regions are selected, performing the necessary number of times of ultrasonic testing according to a number of the regions by using only the selected plurality of regions, and adding strength signals of received reflected waves, by controlling the phased array ultrasonic testing device and the switch with the controller.

US Pat. No. 11,112,385

WATERPROOF ULTRASOUND SCANNER

Inventec (Pudong) Technol...


1. A waterproof ultrasound scanner, comprising:a main casing inside which a circuit board is disposed;
an ultrasound probe having at least one electric route connected to the circuit board;
an inner frame abutting against the ultrasound probe and having at least one route outlet for the at least one electric route to pass through;
an outer cover enclosing the ultrasound probe and the inner frame, wherein the outer cover is partially located inside the main casing and has a first opening through which the ultrasound probe is exposed;
a first waterproof member hermetically clamped between the ultrasound probe and the inner frame; and
a second waterproof member hermetically clamped between the outer cover, the inner frame, and the main casing, wherein the inner frame has a recess located on a side of the inner frame away from the ultrasound probe, and the second waterproof member has an inner ring structure extending into the recess and hermetically abutting against a side wall of the recess.

US Pat. No. 11,112,384

METHANE GAS SENSOR

Applied Nanotech, Inc., ...


1. An apparatus for detection of methane in an environment, the apparatus comprisinga housing comprising a sensor printed circuit board and a processor printed circuit board interconnected to the sensor printed circuit board,
the sensor printed circuit board comprisinga first tuning fork, and
a second tuning fork, the second tuning fork being exposed to the environment,
wherein the first tuning fork and the second tuning fork are attached to opposite sides of the sensor printed circuit board;

the processor printed circuit board comprisingprocessing circuitry interconnected to the first tuning fork and the second tuning fork and programmed todetermine a frequency difference between the frequency of vibration of the first tuning fork and the frequency of vibration of the second tuning fork, and
if the frequency difference is greater than a predetermined threshold, then setting an alarm to indicate the presence of methane.



US Pat. No. 11,112,383

ODOR DETECTION SYSTEM, ODOR IDENTIFICATION DEVICE, AND ODOR IDENTIFICATION METHOD

KABUSHIKIGAISHA AROMA BIT...


8. An odor identification method, comprising:providing interaction of a plurality of sensors with odor causative substances on a sensor unit comprising the plurality of sensors which are configured to interact with the odor causative substances included in a sample and in which the arrangement of the plurality of sensors can be varied;
processing a result of the interaction obtained from the sensor unit as an interaction pattern information of the sample, the interaction being an interaction between the odor causative substances and the sensors; and
identifying an odor of the sample by referring to the interaction pattern information of the sample, an interaction pattern information of a known odor and an arrangement information of the plurality of sensors.

US Pat. No. 11,112,382

ROBOTIC MAGNETIC FLUX INSPECTION SYSTEM FOR BRIDGE WIRE ROPE SUSPENDER CABLES

INFRASTRUCTURE PRESERVATI...


1. A robotic inspection system to detect discontinuities within bridge suspender cables, the system comprising:a sensing device having a top end and an opposing bottom end, the sensing device configured to encircle and move along a bridge suspender cable to detect magnetic flux leakage;
a removeable connector bar having a first end and an opposing second end;
a transport vehicle having a top end and an opposing bottom end, the transport vehicle linearly spaced apart from the bottom end of the sensing device, the first end of the removeable connector bar coupled to the bottom end of the sensing device, and the second end of the removeable connector bar coupled to the top end of the transport vehicle, the transport vehicle is configured to move the sensing device up and down on the bridge suspender cable via the removeable connector; and
a control station configured to wirelessly interface with the sensing device and the transport vehicle, the control station configured to generate a bridge suspender cable condition assessment report from the detection of the magnetic flux leakage to identify locations and sizes of the discontinuities within the bridge suspender cable.

US Pat. No. 11,112,381

MEASUREMENT APPARATUS

TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATIO...


1. A measurement apparatus comprising:a magnetic field generator that applies a predetermined magnetic field to a device under test;
a current source that supplies a current with a rectangular wave to the device under test in a direction crossing the magnetic field;
a voltage detector that measures a voltage difference generated in the device under test; and
one or more processors configured to:
demodulate the voltage difference using a demodulated signal having a substantially similar frequency to a frequency of the rectangular wave and synchronized with the rectangular wave;
remove harmonic components from the demodulated voltage difference to restore an electromotive voltage generated in the device under test; and
measure the device under test based on the restored electromotive voltage.

US Pat. No. 11,112,380

SENSOR ARRANGEMENT


1. A sensor arrangement for determining a measurand of a measuring medium, comprising:a first sensor with a first sensing element configured to record values of a first measurand of a calibration medium; and
a housing having a housing wall defining a housing interior, wherein the first sensing element is disposed within the housing interior and the calibration medium having a predetermined value of the first measurand, is contained within the housing interior, and wherein the housing wall further defines at least an inlet;
a membrane fluidly separating the calibration medium and an exterior of the housing at or near the inlet, wherein the membrane is configured to be irreversibly removable from the sensor arrangement as to establish fluid communication between the sensor arrangement and a process vessel via the inlet;
wherein the sensor arrangement is configured to be mechanically linked to the process vessel without establishing fluid communication between the sensor arrangement and the process vessel;
wherein a value of the first measurand of the calibration medium is recorded using the first sensing element before establishing fluid communication between the sensor arrangement and the process vessel;
wherein a calibration, and/or verification, and/or an adjustment of the first sensor using the recorded value of the first measurand is performed prior to establishing fluid communication between the sensor arrangement and the process vessel.

US Pat. No. 11,112,379

MOLECULAR SENSOR BASED ON VIRTUAL BURIED NANOWIRE

Ramot at Tel-Aviv Univers...


1. A system for sensing at least one type of molecules in a gas or liquid sample, comprising:a) at least one multi-gate field effect transistor, comprising:1) a piece of semiconductor with a first region extending between a source region and a drain region, and left and right lateral regions extending along the first region on different sides;
2) left and right lateral gate electrodes that respectively produce an electric field in the left and right lateral regions, creating a conducting channel in the first region when appropriate voltages are applied to them, a position of the conducting channel depending on the applied voltages;
3) a sensing surface adjacent to the first region, that molecules of the at least one type adhere to when the sensing surface is exposed to the molecules, the conductivity of the conducting channel being measurably affected by a local concentration of the adhering molecules near the position of the conducting channel; and

b) a controller that controls power supplies to successively apply different voltages to the lateral gate electrodes of the transistor, moving the conducting channel to a plurality of different positions in a lateral direction, and at each position uses a circuit to measure the conductivity of the conducting channel by measuring a source to drain current at a source to drain voltage, and uses the measured conductivity to calculate a local concentration of the adhering molecules at that position.

US Pat. No. 11,112,378

INTERROGATION OF CAPILLARY-LIMITED SENSORS

MSA Technology, LLC, Cra...


1. A method of operating a gas detection device including a capillary-limited, amperometric electrochemical gas sensor analytically responsive to an analyte gas, comprising:operating the gas sensor in a sensing mode wherein a signal from the gas sensor is representative of a concentration of the analyte gas measured by the gas sensor and in an interrogation mode during which the gas sensor is electronically interrogated to test the functionality of the gas sensor by applying an electric signal to the gas sensor to generate a non-faradaic current flow between a working electrode of the gas sensor and a counter electrode of the gas sensor via an electrolyte in ionic contact with the working electrode and the counter electrode without the application of a test gas having a known concentration of the analyte gas or a simulant therefor to the sensor from a container;
periodically entering the interrogation mode;
measuring a baseline output of the gas sensor before applying the electric signal to the gas sensor during the interrogation mode;
comparing the measured baseline output to one or more previously measured baseline outputs from a previous interrogation mode;
determining an operational state from the comparison of the measured baseline output to the one or more previously measured baseline outputs; and
returning the gas sensor to the sensing mode if the operational state is determined to be within a predetermined range.

US Pat. No. 11,112,377

ENZYME IMMOBILIZED ADHESIVE LAYER FOR ANALYTE SENSORS

DexCom, Inc., San Diego,...


1. A device for measurement of an analyte concentration, the device comprising:a sensor configured to generate a signal associated with a concentration of an analyte;
a sensing membrane located over the sensor, the sensing membrane comprising an enzyme layer, wherein the enzyme layer comprises an enzyme and an enzyme-layer polymer that retains at least 80% of initial enzyme loading when contacted with an aqueous solution for 1 hour at about 25° C., and wherein the enzyme-layer polymer comprises polyurethane and/or polyurea segments and one or more zwitterionic repeating units, and wherein at least one of the zwitterionic repeating units is an internal zwitterionic repeating unit in a backbone of the enzyme-layer polymer and the at least one of the zwitterionic repeating units compromises a betaine compound or a precursor thereof; and
a biointerface membrane positioned over the sensing membrane and configured to interface with a biological fluid.

US Pat. No. 11,112,376

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL TRIGLYCERIDES ASSAYS

POLYMER TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM...


1. A system for the electrochemical detection of triglyceride levels, the system comprising:a test strip including an electrode and a counter electrode, the electrode and counter electrode located proximate to a sample reception area;
a coating on one of the electrode and counter electrode, the coating including a reagent coating for triglycerides, the regent coating comprising a surfactant, a triglyceride hydrolyzing reagent, glycerol kinase, adenosine triphosphate, glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase, a coenzyme, and a redox agent capable of being oxidized or reduced to form a product; and
an analyzer for receiving the test strip and including instructions stored on a non-transitory medium for applying a current or a voltage to the test strip and responsively determining an amount of triglycerides, wherein the redox agent is ferricyanide and an enzyme, wherein the enzyme is diaphorase, to catalyze a redox reaction.

US Pat. No. 11,112,375

NANOPORE-BASED SEQUENCING WITH VARYING VOLTAGE STIMULUS

Roche Sequencing Solution...


1. A system for analyzing a molecule in a nanopore, the system comprising:a voltage source;
a capacitor;
a working electrode in electrical communication with the capacitor;
a counter electrode;
a switch configured to selectively connect the voltage source with the capacitor or disconnect the voltage source from the capacitor, wherein the capacitor is configured to store a charge received from the voltage source when the voltage source is connected to the capacitor and wherein the capacitor is configured to discharge the stored charge through a nanopore in a membrane disposed between the working electrode and the counter electrode when the voltage source is disconnected from the capacitor; and
a processor programmed to:determine a rate of voltage decay across the capacitor when the voltage source is disconnected from the capacitor; and
determine the state of the nanopore based on the determined rate of voltage decay, wherein the state of the nanopore is selected from the group consisting of an open channel, a first molecule disposed within the nanopore, a second molecule disposed within the nanopore, a third molecule disposed within the nanopore, and a fourth molecule disposed within the nanopore.


US Pat. No. 11,112,374

VERIFYING STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF MATERIALS

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES ...


1. An article comprising:a tested material;
a plurality of electrical contacts distributed about a perimeter of the tested material and electrically connected to the perimeter of the tested material;
a nonvolatile memory device configured to store a control voltage, the nonvolatile memory being physically attached to the tested material;
a programmable switch array electrically connected to the plurality of electrical contacts via a plurality of electrical connections;
a voltage source electrically connected the plurality of electrical contacts; and
a controller electrically coupled to the programmable switch array, wherein the controller is configured to:control the programmable switch array to designate a pair of drive electrical contacts from the plurality of electrical contacts comprising, such that all remaining electrical contacts of the plurality of electrical contacts not included in the pair of drive electrical contacts are measurement electrical contacts;
cause the voltage source to apply an electrical signal to the tested material via the pair of drive electrical contacts;
determine a plurality of measured voltages at the measurement electrical contacts in response to the electrical signal applied to the tested material via the pair of drive electrical contacts;

retrieve the control voltage from the nonvolatile memory device; and
determine whether the tested material includes a defect based on respective ratios between the control voltage and each respective measurement voltage of the plurality of measurement voltages.

US Pat. No. 11,112,373

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SLICE SELECTIVE NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE TESTING OF FRACTURED CORE PLUGS TO DETERMINE IN-SITU PORE VOLUME

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...


1. A method of slice selective nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) testing of a fractured core plug, the method comprising:obtaining a fractured core plug comprising a fracture;
saturating the fractured core plug with a saturating fluid to introduce the saturating fluid into the fracture;
sealing the fractured core plug to inhibit the saturating fluid from leaking out of the fracture;
identifying a location of the fracture within the core plug, the location including a position and orientation of the fracture;
identifying a slice of the core plug corresponding to the location of the fracture;
conducting initial local slice selective NMR testing of the core plug comprising:subjecting the core plug to baseline conditions, the baseline conditions comprising a first stress level;
conducting an initial NMR scan of the core plug to acquire initial T2 NMR measurements, the initial NMR scan of the core plug comprising an NMR scan of the slice of the core plug corresponding to the fracture while the core plug is subjected to the baseline conditions; and
determining, based on the initial T2 NMR measurements, an initial fracture pore volume of the fracture;

conducting in-situ local slice selective NMR testing of the core plug comprising:determining in-situ conditions of the core plug, the in-situ conditions comprising an in-situ stress level for the core plug;
subjecting the core plug to in-situ conditions comprising a second stress level that is greater than the first stress level and that corresponds to the in-situ stress level;
conducting an in-situ NMR scan of the core plug to acquire in-situ T2 NMR measurements, the in-situ NMR scan of the core plug comprising an NMR scan of the slice of the core plug corresponding to the fracture while the core plug is subjected to the in-situ conditions;
measuring a volume of water expelled from the core plug in response to subjecting the core plug to the in-situ condition;
determining, based on the in-situ T2 NMR measurements, an in-situ fracture pore volume of the fracture;
determining a difference between the initial fracture pore volume of the fracture and the in-situ fracture pore volume of the fracture;
comparing the difference between the initial fracture pore volume of the fracture and the in-situ fracture pore volume of the fracture to the volume of water expelled; and
verifying, based on the comparison of the difference between the initial fracture pore volume of the fracture and the in-situ fracture pore volume of the fracture to the volume of water expelled, the in-situ fracture pore volume of the fracture.


US Pat. No. 11,112,372

X-RAY FLUORESCENCE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING SAMPLES

SOREQ NUCLEAR RESEARCH CE...


1. A control system for controlling operation of an X-ray Fluorescent (XRF) system for detecting at least one material carried by a sample, the control system comprising:data input utility configured and operable for data communication with a storage utility, to obtain input data comprising material-related data about said at least one material carried by the sample;
data processor and analyzer utility configured and operable to analyze the input data and determine optimal geometrical characteristics of the XRF system, and generate operational data indicative of corresponding optimal operational conditions of said XRF system, said optimal operational conditions comprising an operational condition of an X-ray source of the XRF system providing that maximized amount of primary X-ray radiation reaches a predetermined region of the sample and is absorbed by a volume of said region, and an operational condition of a detector of the XRF system providing that a portion of secondary radiation emitted from said region and reaching the detector is maximized; and
data output utility configured and operable to generate output data comprising said operational data to the XRF system enabling adjustment of the geometrical characteristics of the XRF system.

US Pat. No. 11,112,371

X-RAY SPECTROMETER

Shimadzu Corporation, Ky...


1. An X-ray spectrometer comprising:a) an excitation source configured to irradiate excitation rays for generating characteristic X-rays onto a prescribed irradiation area of a sample,
b) a diffraction member provided to face the irradiation area;
c) a slit member provided between the irradiation area and the diffraction member, the slit member having a slit extending parallel to the irradiation area and a prescribed surface of the diffraction member;
d) an X-ray linear sensor having a light-incident surface in which a plurality of detection elements are arranged in a direction perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the slit;
e) a first moving mechanism configured to change an angle between the sample surface and the prescribed surface, and/or a distance between the sample surface and the prescribed surface by moving the diffraction member within a plane perpendicular to the longitudinal direction; and
f) a second moving mechanism configured to position the X-ray linear sensor on a path of the characteristic X-rays passed through the slit and diffracted by the prescribed surface by moving the X-ray linear sensor within the plane perpendicular to the longitudinal direction, in conjunction with the first moving mechanism so that a wavelength range of X-ray detected by the X-ray linear sensor is changed.

US Pat. No. 11,112,370

RECONFIGURABLE BACKSCATTER DETECTOR

The Boeing Company, Chic...


1. An apparatus for detecting backscatter comprising:a structure including a shape, wherein the shape is configured to change from a first shape to a second shape that is non-planar; and
a sensor array comprising a flexible panel, the flexible panel comprising a plurality of first scintillating optical fibers arranged in a plurality of clusters within a semi-rigid casing, each cluster comprising a grouping of multiple first scintillating optical fibers joined together, wherein the flexible panel further comprises a plurality of second scintillating optical fibers individually positioned between the plurality of clusters within the semi-rigid casing;
wherein the flexible panel is coupled to a surface of the structure such that the flexible panel conforms to the shape of the structure from the first shape to the second shape; and
wherein the sensor array is configured to detect backscatter of a radiation beam formed in response to the radiation beam contacting an object.

US Pat. No. 11,112,369

HYBRID OVERLAY TARGET DESIGN FOR IMAGING-BASED OVERLAY AND SCATTEROMETRY-BASED OVERLAY

KLA-Tencor Corporation, ...


1. A method comprising:acquiring a region of a wafer on a chuck with an overlay target on a surface of the wafer in the region using an imaging optical system thereby forming an acquired image, wherein the overlay target includes gratings in an imaging-based overlay target design and gratings in a scatterometry-based overlay target design, wherein the gratings in the imaging-based overlay target design are in a side-by-side configuration, and wherein the gratings in the scatterometry-based overlay target design are in a grating-over-grating configuration;
measuring the overlay target with a first illumination beam from the imaging optical system using the acquired image; and
measuring the overlay target with a second illumination beam from the scatterometry system,
wherein the imaging-based overlay target design and the scatterometry-based overlay target design are in a same field of view during the measuring with the first illumination beam and the second illumination beam.

US Pat. No. 11,112,368

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EVALUATING AND DETERMINING COLOR IN GEMSTONES

SARINE TECHNOLOGIES LTD.


1. A system for the automatic grading of a stone under test (SUT) comprising:an enclosure, the enclosure including a stage for mounting the SUT, the stage comprising a stage rotation axis, the stage being configured to be rotatable about the stage rotation axis by a rotation device;
the enclosure further comprising one or more sources of broadband visible (BBV) light, the sources of BBV light being controllable by a programmed controller;
an image sensor for capturing a plurality of images of a mounted SUT;
the image sensor being mounted on an arm, the arm being rotatable around a sensor elevation axis, the sensor elevation axis being normal to the stage rotation axis;
one or more sources of ultraviolet (UV) light mounted in the enclosure;
whereby the image sensor is programmed by the programmed controller to capture images of the mounted SUT from one or more selected angles relative to the position of the SUT on the stage rotation axis;
the programmed controller being configured: to activate and control the power level of one or more of the one or more sources of BBV light, to activate and control the power level of one or more of the one or more sources of UV light, to rotate the SUT around the stage rotation axis, and to cause the image sensor to capture one or more images of the cut/polished SUT;
an image processing device configured to process the one or more images captured by the image sensor and
further configured to grade the cut/polished SUT using light indicative parameters from at least a part of the one or more images captured;
characterized in that:
the image sensor being mounted on an arm, the arm being rotatable around a sensor elevation axis, the sensor elevation axis being normal to the stage rotation axis,
the one or more sources of UV light mounted on the arm in the vicinity of the image sensor, and
the programmed controller also being configured to rotate the arm around the sensor elevation axis and to activate and control the image sensor to capture images of the mounted SUT from one or more selected angles relative to the sensor elevation axis.

US Pat. No. 11,112,367

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ANALYZING TOTAL CYANIDE IN WATER SAMPLES

FUJIAN KELUNGDE ENV. TECH...


1. A device for analyzing total cyanide in a water sample, comprising: a mixing tube, a stripping tube, a sampling pipe, a reaction pipe, a peristaltic pump, an air pump, a UV digester, a heater, a condenser, a drain pipe and a water sample detector;wherein the mixing tube, the stripping tube, the sampling pipe and the reaction pipe are respectively connected to the peristaltic pump; the mixing tube is connected to the reaction pipe; a bottom of the stripping tube, the air pump, the UV digester, the heater and the condenser are sequentially connected; the condenser is connected to the mixing tube; an upper portion of the stripping tube, the sampling pipe and the reaction pipe are respectively connected to the drain pipe; and the water sample detector is able to detect and analyze parameters of the water sample in the mixing tube.

US Pat. No. 11,112,366

REAGENT AND KIT FOR ENHANCING CHEMILUMINESCENT REACTION

NATIONAL TAIWAN OCEAN UNI...


1. A reagent for enhancing a chemiluminescent reaction, comprising:luminol or luminol derivatives;
an oxidant;
an electron mediator; and
an enhancer, which is a nitrogen-containing fused heterocyclic compound having at least two nitrogen atoms and is a compound selected from the group consisting of:





US Pat. No. 11,112,365

INCREASING THE USABLE DYNAMIC RANGE IN PHOTOMETRY

Roche Diagnostics Operati...


1. An analyzer comprising an optical device for determining the presence and/or concentration of analytes in a sample, wherein the optical device comprises:a light source comprising at least a first and a second light emitting elements for emitting light of at least a first and a second usable wavelength ranges, wherein the light from the light source is guidable through a blank sample or in the absence of the sample such that baseline signals at the usable wavelength ranges are generated, and
a detection unit comprising optical elements in an optical path and a photodetector, wherein the detection unit has a combined wavelength-dependent responsivity (Rdu(?)) such that the responsivity of the detection unit is lower at at least the first usable wavelength range and higher at the second usable wavelength range, the analyzer comprising:
a programmable logic controller running a computer-readable program provided with instructions to vary electrical power input from the light source to the first and second light emitting elements such that intensity of at least the first and the second light emitting elements is inverse to the wavelength-dependent responsivity (Rdu(?)) of the detection unit with respect to at least the first and the second usable wavelength ranges respectively so as to obtain a reduction of a ratio between maximum and minimum of baseline signals at at least the first and the second usable wavelength ranges, wherein response signals from the photodetector are relative to the baseline signals from the sample located in the optical path and are indicative of the presence and/or concentration of analytes in the sample.

US Pat. No. 11,112,364

MOLECULAR DETECTION DEVICE

Tsinghua University, Bei...


1. A molecular detection device, consisting of:a carrier, the carrier consisting of a substrate, a middle layer, and a metal layer, wherein the middle layer is sandwiched between the substrate and the metal layer, a profile of the carrier is adaptable to match profiles of solid samples, and the carrier is in contact with the solid samples;
a detector for detecting molecules on a surface of the carrier and creating a detection result; and
a control computer, connected to the detector, and configured to analyze the detection result;
wherein the substrate is a flexible substrate, the middle layer consists of a base and a patterned bulge on the base, the patterned bulge consists of a plurality of strip-shaped bulges, the plurality of strip-shaped bulges are continuous strip bulges and intersect with each other to form a substantially square shaped mesh and a plurality of holes are defined between the mesh, the metal layer is on the patterned bulge, the thickness of the metal layer ranges from 2 nanometers to 200 nanometers, the thickness of the base ranges from approximately 100 nanometers to approximately 200 nanometers, and the entire carrier is a flexible structure.

US Pat. No. 11,112,363

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MEASURING PARTICULATE MATTER

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...


1. An apparatus for measuring particulate matter, the apparatus comprising:an image obtaining device configured to charge particulate matter particles included in air that is introduced to the image obtaining device, and to obtain an image of the charged particulate matter particles based on lens-free imaging;
a spectrum obtaining device configured to obtain a Raman spectrum of the charged particulate matter particles; and
a processor configured to determine a size of the particulate matter particles and a concentration of the particulate matter particles based on the obtained image, and to determine components of the particulate matter particles based on the obtained Raman spectrum.

US Pat. No. 11,112,362

PORTABLE IN-VITRO DIAGNOSTIC DETECTOR AND APPARATUS

LUMOS DIAGNOSTICS IP PTY ...


1. A portable in-vitro (PIV) diagnostic detector operable to perform a fluorescence lateral flow assay on a sample located on a test strip in one or more detection chambers of a cartridge, the PIV diagnostic detector comprising:an enclosure defining a slot, the slot shaped to receive the cartridge holding the test strip;
a first optical module comprising:a first LED light source for emitting substantially monochromatic light to illuminate an area of the slot corresponding to a first detection zone associated with at least one detection chamber of the one or more detection chambers of the cartridge when the cartridge is received within the slot;
a first excitation filter interposed between said first light source and said first detection zone;
a first light detector operable to detect fluorescent light emitted from said first detection zone by an excited fluorescent label associated with the sample and to measure an intensity of the fluoresced light while the cartridge is positioned within the slot; and
a first emission filter interposed between said first light detector and said first detection zone;

a second optical module comprising:a second LED light source for emitting substantially monochromatic light to illuminate an area of the slot corresponding to a second detection zone associated with at least one detection chamber of the one or more detection chambers of the cartridge while the cartridge is positioned within the slot;
a second excitation filter interposed between said second light source and said second detection zone;
a second light detector operable to detect fluorescent light emitted from said second detection zone by an excited fluorescent label associated with the sample and to measure an intensity of the fluoresced light while the cartridge is positioned within the slot; and
a second emission filter interposed between said second light detector and said second detection zone; and

a microprocessor operable to process the measured intensity of the fluoresced light received by each of the first light detector and the second light detector to determine whether an analyte is present in the sample;
wherein the first optical module and the second optical module are arranged in a row either parallel or orthogonal to the longitudinal direction of the cartridge;
wherein the PIV diagnostic detector is adapted to be removably mountable to the cartridge by way of receiving the cartridge in the slot, enabling re-use of the PIV diagnostic detector with subsequent cartridges;
wherein each optical module is configured to cause each respective LED light source to emit light at an acute angle with respect to the fluorescent light emitted from each respective detection zone by the excited fluorescent label and detected by each respective light detector; and
wherein the slot, the test strip held in the cartridge positioned within the slot, and each optical module are located in a fixed position with respect to each other while the test strip is being analyzed.

US Pat. No. 11,112,361

INTEGRATED PHOTODETECTOR WITH DIRECT BINNING PIXEL

Quantum-Si Incorporated, ...


1. An integrated circuit, comprising:a photodetection region configured to receive incident photons, the photodetection region being configured to produce a plurality of charge carriers in response to the incident photons;
at least one charge carrier storage region; and
a charge carrier segregation structure configured to selectively direct charge carriers of the plurality of charge carriers directly from the photodetection region into the at least one charge carrier storage region based upon times at which the plurality of charge carriers are produced.

US Pat. No. 11,112,360

SYSTEM INCLUDING OPTICALLY-POWERED SENSING INTEGRATED CIRCUIT(S) WITH OPTICAL INFORMATION TRANSFER

THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA ...


1. A system for performing non-destructive sensing of one or more cells or tissues, the system comprising:an integrated circuit, comprising:
an energy harvestor configured to collect energy from an optical source;
a sensor, coupled to the energy harvestor to be powered thereby, and configured to measure one or more signals associated with the one or more cells or tissues; and
at least one electro-optical modulator comprising a plurality of fluorescent materials, coupled to the sensor and configured to modulate the one or more signals as one or more optical signals.

US Pat. No. 11,112,359

TARGET SUBSTANCE DETECTION CHIP, TARGET SUBSTANCE DETECTION DEVICE, AND TARGET SUBSTANCE DETECTION METHOD

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADV...


1. A target substance detection device comprising:a detection chip including an entirely approximately plate-shaped light transmissive member, the light transmissive member comprising:a sensing surface arranged on a surface constituting a top surface relative to a bottom surface,
an inclined surface which is one ofan upwardly inclined surface inclined away from the sensing surface from the top surface toward the bottom surface side with respect to a thickness direction and
a downwardly inclined surface inclined away from the sensing surface from the bottom surface toward the top surface side with respect to the thickness direction, and

a main body portion capable of receiving light and guiding the light through an interior thereof,
the light transmissive member having a light directing structure which is one ofa first light directing structure in which the light applied from the top surface side and passed through the upwardly inclined surface is directed via the main body portion to the sensing surface under a condition of total reflection and
a second light directing structure in which the light applied from the top surface side and reflected at the downwardly inclined surface is directed via the main body portion to the sensing surface under the condition of total reflection;


a light irradiation unit disposed on the side of the top surface of the light transmissive member and operable to irradiate the sensing surface with the light under the condition of total reflection via the light directing structure; and
a magnetic field application unit disposed on the side of the bottom surface of the light transmissive member;
wherein the light transmissive member comprises at least one notch portion out of a top surface side notch portion formed in the top surface and having the upwardly inclined surface and a bottom surface side notch portion formed in the bottom surface and having the downwardly inclined surface.

US Pat. No. 11,112,358

BRILLOUIN SCATTERING MEASUREMENT METHOD AND BRILLOUIN SCATTERING MEASUREMENT DEVICE

NEUBREX CO., LTD., Kobe ...


1. A Brillouin scattering measurement method that uses a composite pulse train composed of composite pulses with an interval of the composite pulse train being longer than a phonon lifetime; each composite pulse being formed of two kinds of optical pulses having different durations generated from a laser light from a laser source, by combining both optical pulses as a pair to be located at respective predetermined time positions; and injects the composite pulse train into one end of an optical fiber provided to a measurement object, to measure physical quantities of the measurement object from frequency shift change of Brillouin backscattered light generated by the composite pulse train in the optical fiber, the Brillouin scattering measurement method comprising the steps of:phase-modulating one of the optical pulses on the basis of two Golay code sequences;
optically heterodyne-receiving the Brillouin backscattered light from each composite pulse with a reference light from the laser light source, to output as a first signal;
heterodyne-receiving the first signal with a signal having a predetermined frequency and then passing the heterodyne-received signal through two kinds of low-pass filters corresponding to the optical pulses, to output the filtered signals as second signals;
calculating, for each Golay code sequence, cross-spectrum of one of the second signals and a complex conjugate signal of the other second signal;
calculating a synthetic spectrum from the calculated cross-spectrum; and
decoding the synthetic spectrum.

US Pat. No. 11,112,357

METHOD FOR OBSERVING AN OBJECT

INTELLIGENCE ARTIFICIELLE...


1. A device for observing an object, present in a sample, comprising:a support, configured to receive the sample;
a light source, configured to emit an incident light beam, in order to illuminate the object;
an image sensor, configured to acquire an image representative of radiation back scattered by the object under the illumination by the incident light beam;
wherein the device further comprises:a screen, facing the support, so as to be exposed to radiation back scattered by the object when the object is illuminated by the incident light beam, so as to form, on the screen, a scattergram, representative of said back-scattered radiation;
the screen comprising a first face exposed to the back-scattered radiation;
the screen disposed between the light source and the object, and comprising an aperture, through which the incident light beam propagates before reaching the object, the screen comprising a second face, so that the scattergram formed on the first face appears on the second face;
the image sensor being configured to acquire an image of the scattergram formed on the screen, the screen being placed between the image sensor and the object, the image sensor being coupled to the second face of the screen by a focusing optic; wherein

the device further comprises a reflective element, configured to direct the incident light beam emitted by the light source toward the object, through the aperture, the reflective element being placed between the object and the image sensor,
the image sensor, the reflective element, the aperture, and the object are aligned according to a single axis of incidence, along which the incident light beam propagates toward the object,
(i) the reflective element absorbs at least 30% of the back-scattered radiation emitted by the object, along the axis of incidence, or (ii) the reflective element is fastened to a holder, the holder absorbing at least 30% of the back-scattered radiation emitted by the object, along the axis of incidence, and
the image of the scattergram comprises a shadow, formed by the reflective element and/or the holder, the shadow blocking a specular reflection of the incident light beam.

US Pat. No. 11,112,356

OPTICAL REFLECTIVE EDGE OR CONTRAST SENSOR

Photon Control Inc., Ric...


1. An optical reflective sensor assembly, comprising:a light source;
an optical element positioned to collimate and focus light from the light source to generate a focused beam; and
a single photodetector surrounding the light source, the light source being positioned within an opening in the photodetector, the photodetector configured to detect light from the focused beam that has been reflected by an object positioned opposite the light source;
wherein the optical element is positioned at an edge of the opening.

US Pat. No. 11,112,355

NARROWBAND, ACOUSTICALLY MEDIATED SPINTRONIC TERAHERTZ EMITTER

Wisconsin Alumni Research...


1. A heterostructure comprising:a transducer layer having a first surface and consisting of a metal selected from the group consisting of aluminum, iron, platinum, gold, cobalt, and nickel;
a thermal insulation layer adjacent to a second surface of the transducer layer opposite the first surface;
a magnetic layer comprising a ferromagnetic or ferrimagnetic material in contact with a surface of the thermal insulation layer opposite the transducer layer, such that the thermal insulation layer is disposed between the transducer layer and the magnetic layer; and
a heavy metal layer comprising a heavy metal adjacent to a surface of the magnetic layer opposite the thermal insulation layer, such that the magnetic layer is disposed between the thermal insulation layer and the heavy metal layer.

US Pat. No. 11,112,354

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MEASURING CARBON CONCENTRATION IN SILICON SINGLE CRYSTAL

SUMCO CORPORATION, Tokyo...


1. A method for measuring carbon concentration in silicon single crystal comprising:measuring the carbon concentration of a sample of silicon single crystal using FT-IR;
measuring a temperature of the sample during, prior to, or after the measurement of the carbon concentration of the sample; and
correcting a measured value of the carbon concentration of the sample based on a measuring temperature of the sample when the measured carbon concentration of the sample is at or below 0.5×1016 atoms/cm3.

US Pat. No. 11,112,353

RESIDUAL TOXICANT DETECTION DEVICE

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...


1. A residual toxicant detection device, comprising:a first space cavity, comprising:a light source configured to emit a light with a specific wavelength range and disposed on a substrate;
a lens separated from the light source by a first distance; and
a fixing ring whose top configured to fix the lens, wherein the fixing ring has a funnel-shaped structure at an end by which the fixing ring fixes the lens, and a side wall of the funnel-shaped structure has an angle of inclination extended upwards at a part close to the light source:

a second space cavity, comprising:a photo sensor configured to receive the light with the specific wavelength range and obtain a sensing signal; and
a circuit module electrically connected to the light source and the photo sensor;

a connecting frame configured to connect the first space cavity and the second space cavity; and
a sensing cavity formed between the first space cavity and the second space cavity and on one side of the connecting frame and configured to receiving an aqueous solution, wherein the light emitted by the light source of the first space cavity passes through the sensing cavity to enter the photo sensor of the second space cavity.

US Pat. No. 11,112,352

SAW BASED OPTICAL SENSOR DEVICE AND PACKAGE INCLUDING THE SAME

HAESUNG DS CO., LTD., Ch...


1. An optical sensor package comprising:a printed circuit board comprising a first bonding pad area and a second bonding pad area;
an optical sensor device disposed on the printed circuit board and connected to the first bonding pad area through wire bonding;
an integrated circuit (IC) chip disposed on the printed circuit board and connected to the second bonding pad area;
molding portions surrounding the optical sensor device and molding the second bonding pad area and the IC chip; and
a transparent substrate disposed on the molding portions and forming an air gap with the optical sensor device,
wherein the optical sensor device comprises:a substrate comprising a first light sensing area and a temperature sensing area and comprising a piezo electric material;
a first input electrode and a first output electrode which are disposed in the first light sensing area and are apart from each other with a first delay gap between the first input electrode and the first output electrode;
a first sensing film overlapping the first delay gap and configured to cover at least some portions of the first input electrode and the first output electrode; and
a second input electrode and a second output electrode which are disposed in the temperature sensing area and are apart from each other with a second delay gap between the second input electrode and the second output electrode, and
wherein the second delay gap is exposed to air.


US Pat. No. 11,112,351

PARTIAL SUBMERSION TESTING FOR PLATING DEFECTS

International Business Ma...


1. A method of detecting defects on a plated-through hole using a fluid bath, the method comprising:submerging, partially, a first side of a printed circuit board into a fluid bath to allow for capillary fluid to partially fill a plated-through hole on the printed circuit board;
measuring a first meniscus height of the capillary fluid in the plated-through hole; and
comparing the first meniscus height with a calibrated height to determine a quality of the plated-through hole.

US Pat. No. 11,112,350

METHOD FOR DETERMINING A STRENGTH OF A BOND AND/OR A MATERIAL AS WELL AS A BOND TESTER APPARATUS


1. A method for performing an application of force on a bond, comprising the steps of:applying, using a test tool comprising a bond tester apparatus, a mechanical force to the bond;
determining, by a sensor component of the bond tester apparatus, the applied force to the bond by:
measuring, by the sensor component, a displacement of the sensor component caused by the applied force; and
calculating, by the sensor component, the applied force on the basis of a first component which comprises a direct relationship with the measured displacement and on the basis of at least one of:a second component which comprises a direct relationship with a first derivative of the measured displacement over time;
a third component which comprises a direct relationship with a second derivative of the measured displacement over time; and
a fourth component which comprises a direct relationship with an acceleration of the sensor component;

wherein the first component comprises a spring coefficient times the measured displacement; and
wherein the spring coefficient is related to a constant characteristic of the sensor component.

US Pat. No. 11,112,349

METAL LOSS DETERMINATIONS BASED ON THERMOGRAPHY MACHINE LEARNING APPROACH FOR INSULATED STRUCTURES

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...


9. A system for inspection of a first insulated structure, the system comprising:an infrared camera for acquiring first thermograms of a first outer surface of the first insulated structure; and
a prediction circuit fordetermining a first wall thickness loss of a first defect in a first metal wall of the first insulated structure using the first thermograms, the first metal wall being underneath a first insulation layer of the first insulated structure, the first insulation layer corresponding to the first outer surface, and
outputting the first wall thickness loss, wherein
the prediction circuit is built from training data using a machine learning process, and
the training data comprises second thermograms of a second outer surface of a second insulated structure having at least three distinct known second wall thickness losses of a corresponding at least three second defects in a second metal wall of the second insulated structure, the second metal being underneath a second insulation layer of the second insulated structure, the second insulation layer corresponding to the second outer surface,

wherein the system further comprises a heat source for heating some of the first outer surface prior to acquiring some of the first thermograms, the heat source being attached to the infrared camera.

US Pat. No. 11,112,348

WEAR SENSORS FOR MONITORING SEAL WEAR IN BEARING ARRANGEMENTS

HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPO...


1. A bearing arrangement, comprising:a bearing compartment housing a bearing assembly;
a seal assembly configured to impound a lubricant within the bearing compartment, the seal assembly comprising:
a first seal member having a first seal member contact face;
a second seal member having a second seal member contact face, wherein, in operation, the second seal member contact face is fixed relative to an inner race of the bearing assembly;
seal member biasing means that bias the first seal member contact face into frictional engagement with the second seal member contact face to impound the lubricant within the bearing compartment;
a wear sensor fixed relative to the first seal member having:an encapsulation body with a wear face, wherein the encapsulation body has a wear coefficient greater than a wear coefficient of the first seal member;
a sacrificial conductor embedded within the encapsulation body and spaced apart from the wear face; and
a monitoring lead extending into the encapsulation body and connected to the sacrificial conductor; and

a resistance meter in electrical communication with the sacrificial conductor, wherein the resistance meter comprises a processor in communication with a non-transitory machine readable medium with instructions recorded on it that, when read by the processor, cause the processor to:apply a voltage to the sacrificial conductor;
measure an electrical parameter of the sacrificial conductor; and
provide an indication of seal wear when the measurement of the electrical parameter indicates that the sacrificial conductor is electrically discontinuous.


US Pat. No. 11,112,347

CLASSIFYING MICROBEADS IN NEAR-FIELD IMAGING

Alentic Microscience Inc....


1. A method comprisingplacing a sample at a surface of an imaging sensor, the imaging sensor comprising a two-dimensional array of photosensitive elements,
the sample including (a) microbeads, at least some of which are attached to units in the sample, (b) and target elements, at least some of which are attached to the units attached to the microbeads,
holding the sample statically within a near-field distance of the photosensitive elements,
using the imaging sensor to capture a two-dimensional image of the statically-held sample including the microbeads,
counting the microbeads belonging to each of two different classes in the two-dimensional image, or identifying locations of the microbeads of each of the two different classes in the two-dimensional image, or both counting the microbeads belonging to each of the two different classes and identifying the locations of the microbeads of each of the two different classes, and
based on at least one of the count of the microbeads belonging to each of the two different classes and the locations of the microbeads of each of the two different classes, performing at least one of an assay, a count, a classification, and an analysis of the target elements in the sample.

US Pat. No. 11,112,346

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETECTING CELLS OR PARTICLES IN A FLUID CONTAINER

cytena GmbH, Freiburg (D...


1. A method for detecting cells or particles in a fluid container, comprising:dispensing at least one cell or at least one particle into a defined sub-volume of a fluid, wherein the fluid at least partially fills a fluid container, and wherein the defined sub-volume is directly underneath a surface of the fluid and extends downward by a predetermined depth from the surface of the fluid with which the fluid container is at least partially filled;
performing, in a time-coordinated manner with dispensing the at least one cell or the at least one particle, a detection in the defined sub-volume and/or in one or several sub-volumes underneath the defined sub-volume in order to sense the at least one cell or the at least one particle when entering the fluid or no later than 10 seconds after entering the fluid.

US Pat. No. 11,112,345

MICROPARTICLE MEASUREMENT DEVICE AND CLEANING METHOD FOR MICROPARTICLE MEASUREMENT DEVICE

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...


1. A microparticle measurement device, comprising:a light emission unit configured to emit first light to a microparticle;
a light detection unit configured to detect, at a specific detection position, second light generated from the microparticle;
an analysis unit connected to the light detection unit, whereinthe analysis unit is configured to analyze a detection value of the second light detected by the light detection unit, and
the light detection unit is movable from the specific detection position; and

a rotational shaft portion connected to the light detection unit, whereinthe rotational shaft portion is configured to define a specific rotational axis, and
the light detection unit is rotatable around the specific rotational axis with respect to the specific detection position, wherein the light detection unit is movable from the specific detection position to clean the microparticle measurement device.


US Pat. No. 11,112,344

PARTICLE MEASURING METHOD AND DETECTION LIQUID

Kioxia Corporation, Toky...


1. A particle measuring method comprising:irradiating a detection liquid whose solvent is a methyl salicylate with light;
converting scattered light from particles in the detection liquid into an electric signal by using photoelectric conversion after irradiating the detection liquid with the light; and
performing a particle measurement on the detection liquid by using the electric signal.

US Pat. No. 11,112,343

DUST MEASUREMENT APPARATUS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...


1. An apparatus for measuring dust of a first outer space and a second outer space, the apparatus comprising:a dust sensor;
a body housing having the dust sensor installed therein and providing an inner space;
a first outer hole formed at a first point of the body housing and connected to the first outer space and a second outer hole formed at a second point of the body housing and connected to the second outer space such that the inner space is connected to an outer environment, wherein the first outer space and the second outer space are separated from each other;
first and second fans respectively provided to locations corresponding to the first and second outer holes and driven to form a flow amount in a direction toward the inner space from the outer environment; and
a controller selectively driving one of the first and second fans,
wherein the dust sensor comprises:first and second inner holes formed at two opposite sides of a sensing path going through the dust sensor, the first inner hole formed on a first side of the sensing path and the second inner hole formed on a second side of the sensing path; and
a sensing unit provided to a prescribed point on the sensing path, and

wherein the apparatus further comprises:a first vent bracket forming a closed path between the first inner hole and the first outer hole; and
a second vent bracket forming a closed path between the second inner hole and the second outer hole.


US Pat. No. 11,112,342

PARTICLE CHARACTERISATION INSTRUMENT

Malvern Panalytical Limit...


1. A particle characterisation instrument configured to perform dynamic light scattering measurements and/or static light scattering measurements, comprising:a light source configured to create a light beam;
a sample carrier defining a sample position;
an optical element between the light source and sample carrier, the optical element configured to receive the light beam from the light source and to modify the light beam to create a modified beam, the modified beam:a) interfering with itself to create an effective beam at the sample position along an illumination axis; and
b) diverging in the far field to produce a dark region along the illumination axis that is substantially not illuminated at a distance from the sample cell;

a detector, at the distance from the sample cell, configured to detect light scattered from the effective beam by a sample in the sample cell, the detector positioned to detect forward or back scattered light along a defined scattering axis that is at an angle of 0° to 10° from the illumination axis.

US Pat. No. 11,112,341

APPARATUS FOR MEASURING THE SPREADABILITY OF POWDERS AND GRANULAR MATERIALS


1. An apparatus for measuring the spreadability of powders and granular material comprising:a) a test surface for receiving material samples to be investigated;
b) one or more spreading devices that allow material samples to be spread on the test surface when there is relative motion between the spreading devices and the test surface;
c) one or more scraping devices to move the material samples spread on the test surface into one or more collection containers when there is relative motion between the scraping devices and the test surface;
d) a means for causing relative motion between the test surface and the one or more spreading devices and the one or more scraping devices; and
e) a measuring unit with a means for measuring the weight and/or volume of the material samples in the one or more collection containers while the relative motion is occurring.

US Pat. No. 11,112,340

GAS ANALYZER AND GAS ANALYZING DEVICE


1. A gas analyzer for measuring the density or viscosity of a medium, including:a connection panel having a first media opening and a second media opening, wherein each of the first and second media openings extends from a first surface to a second surface of the connection panel;
a sensor panel joined together with the connection panel on a first joint plane; and
a cover panel joined together with the sensor panel on a second joint plane on a sensor panel face facing away from the connection panel, wherein the cover panel has a cover panel cavity which communicates with the first and second media openings,
wherein the sensor panel has at least one oscillator cavity which communicates with the first and second media openings, wherein the sensor panel has a micromechanical oscillator which is arranged in the oscillator cavity and excitable to mechanically vibrate perpendicularly to the joint planes,
wherein the gas analyzer further includes a first fluid channel extending from the first media opening to the oscillator cavity and formed between the connection panel and the sensor panel or a second fluid channel extending from the second media opening to the oscillator cavity and formed between the connection panel and the sensor panel,
wherein the sensor panel has a first media opening aperture extending from the first media opening to the cover panel cavity or the sensor panel has a second media opening aperture extending from the second media opening to the cover panel cavity,
wherein the first media opening aperture has a first area centroid on an upper side of the sensor panel facing the cover panel and the second media opening aperture has a second area centroid on the upper side of the sensor panel,
wherein the first area centroid has an area centroid clearance from the second area centroid,
wherein the oscillator cavity has a third area centroid on the upper side of the sensor panel, and
wherein the third area centroid has a clearance from a connecting line between the first and the second area centroids that is at least half of a geometric mean arising from the area centroid clearance and a clearance of the cover panel from the upper side of the sensor panel, averaged along the connecting line.

US Pat. No. 11,112,339

AIRBORNE AGENT COLLECTORS, METHODS, SYSTEMS AND DEVICES FOR MONITORING AIRBORNE AGENTS

Diomics Corporation, Woo...


1. A method comprising the steps of:treating a soluble and hydrophilic polycaprolactone with a base having a pH greater than 8 and a neutralizing agent to increase the hydrophilicity of the polycaprolactone;
flowing air through an air flow system comprising at least one airborne agent collector for collecting an airborne agent in the air, the at least one airborne agent collector comprising the treated soluble and hydrophilic polycaprolactone;
removing the at least one airborne agent collector from the air flow system; and
subjecting the removed at least one airborne agent collector or a portion thereof to an analysis to determine if the airborne agent is present on or in the agent collector or identify the airborne agent, if present on or in the agent collector, and
wherein the subjecting step comprises exposing at least a portion of the treated soluble and hydrophilic polycaprolactone to an airborne agent extraction reagent to solubilize the at least a portion of the treated soluble and hydrophilic polycaprolactone.

US Pat. No. 11,112,338

DUAL-IMAGE BASED BIOIMAGING DEVICES AND TECHNIQUES

SAN HEH PHARMACEUTICAL CO...


1. A bioimaging method, comprising:illuminating, by an incident light source that generates incident light, a target at a predetermined angle through one or more slits, wherein the one or more slits restrict the incident light to a narrow beam;
illuminating, by the incident light source, an auto fluorescent layer that functions as an auto fluorescent light source to generate auto fluorescent light; and
imaging, by an imager, a first portion of scattered light from the target, wherein the first portion of scattered light is the incident light scattered by the target, wherein the imager is positioned to capture the first portion of scattered light and positioned to capture a second portion of the auto fluorescent light passing past the target, wherein the target generates a shadow on the imager from auto fluorescent light being blocked by the target, and wherein the predetermined angle causes incident light not scattered by the target to be blocked from the imager.

US Pat. No. 11,112,337

MICROTOME WITH GENERATOR

SAKURA FINETEK U.S.A., IN...


1. A sample sectioning device comprising:a cutting mechanism that is operable to cut sections from a sample;
a sample holder operable to move relative to the cutting mechanism, the sample holder comprising a sample receiving portion having a first side and a second side, the first side faces the cutting mechanism and has a sample receiving surface dimensioned to receive a sample, the sample receiving portion comprising a cavity defined by an opening to the sample receiving surface and a base opposite the opening that defines a depth of the cavity that is less than a thickness of the sample receiving portion;
a light source coupled to the sample holder and disposed in the cavity in a manner to be mounted in a plane defined by the sample receiving surface, wherein any light emitted by the light source is emitted directly through a sample received on the first side; and
a generator operable to generate an electrical energy for providing power to the light source.

US Pat. No. 11,112,336

INTELLIGENCE IDENTIFICATION METHOD FOR VIBRATION CHARACTERISTIC OF ROTATING MACHINERY

Aktiebolaget SKF, Gothen...


1. Intelligent identification method for a vibration characteristic of rotating machinery, comprising steps in the following order:step 1, converting a speed or acceleration time domain signal of mechanical vibration to a frequency domain envelope spectrum by signal processing, and recording a frequency upper limit value fmax of the envelope spectrum;
step 2, at least screening out a high energy harmonic with a frequency range within fmax/Nmax by amplitude comparison, wherein Nmax is a frequency multiple upper limit multiple for performing a frequency multiple check on the high energy harmonic;
step 3, extracting at least one set of characteristic parameters, based on respective amplitudes and/or frequencies, of 1-fold to Nmax-fold frequency region peaks of each high energy harmonic, wherein the 1-fold frequency region peak is the high energy harmonic itself; and
step 4, inputting the at least one set of characteristic parameters of each high energy harmonic into a machine learning intelligent algorithm to perform training and calculation.

US Pat. No. 11,112,335

FLUID QUALITY SENSOR FOR MEASURING THE QUALITY OF A FLUID, SENSOR ASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY FOR COMBUSTION ENGINES COMPRISING A FLUID QUALITY SENSOR

MEAS France, Toulouse (F...


1. A fluid quality sensor for measuring a quality of a fluid, comprising:a measurement section mounted to an output side of a pump for the fluid, the measurement section is at least partially located in a fluid cavity of the pump;
an ultrasound or infrared source emitting an ultrasonic or infrared signal into the measurement section;
an ultrasound or infrared detector receiving the ultrasonic or infrared signal after passing through the measurement section; and
a reflector structure for the ultrasonic or infrared signal.

US Pat. No. 11,112,334

IN-VEHICLE EXHAUST GAS ANALYSIS SYSTEM, INSPECTION SYSTEM FOR IN-VEHICLE EXHAUST GAS ANALYSIS SYSTEM, INSPECTION METHOD FOR IN-VEHICLE EXHAUST GAS ANALYSIS SYSTEM, AND INSPECTION PROGRAM

HORIBA, LTD., Kyoto (JP)...


1. An inspection system for inspecting an in-vehicle exhaust gas analysis system, the in-vehicle exhaust gas analysis system comprising a flowmeter, including a mounting tube to be externally attached to an exhaust pipe of a vehicle, to measure a flow rate of exhaust gas discharged from the vehicle, and an exhaust gas analyzer to analyze a concentration of a measurement target component contained in the exhaust gas, and the in-vehicle exhaust gas analysis system being configured to be supplied with a standard gas containing a predetermined component, the inspection system comprising:a standard gas supply mechanism including a gas supply port configured to supply the standard gas to the flowmeter and the exhaust gas analyzer, and a gas supply tube configured to supply the standard gas to the mounting tube in a state in which the mounting tube is not attached to the exhaust pipe of the vehicle, wherein the standard gas supply mechanism is configured to permit an inflow of atmospheric air from around the gas supply port into the standard gas supply mechanism such that the standard gas and atmospheric air mix; and
one or more processors programmed tocalculate a detected mass of the predetermined component by using a flow rate obtained by the flowmeter and a concentration of the predetermined component obtained by the exhaust gas analyzer,
acquire a supply mass of the predetermined component supplied to the flowmeter and the exhaust gas analyzer, and
compare the detected mass and the supply mass, wherein the predetermined component is a component contained in the exhaust gas.


US Pat. No. 11,112,333

SENSOR FAILURE DIAGNOSTIC APPARATUS

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...


1. A sensor failure diagnostic apparatus for a combustion system including a combustion sensor configured to sense a combustion parameter indicating a combustion state of an internal combustion engine and a characteristic sensor configured to sense a characteristic parameter indicating a characteristic of a fuel used in a combustion of the internal combustion engine, the sensor failure diagnostic apparatus comprising:a first estimation unit configured to estimate a first mixing ratio of each of types of a molecular structure included in the fuel using the combustion parameters sensed by the combustion sensor when the combustion is executed in different combustion conditions;
a second estimation unit configured to estimate a second mixing ratio using the characteristic parameters sensed by the characteristic sensor;
a combustion sensor diagnostic unit configured to determine whether a failure of the combustion sensor exists by using values other than the first mixing ratio and the second mixing ratio; and
a characteristic sensor diagnostic unit configured to, upon the combustion sensor diagnostic unit determining that the failure of the combustion sensor does not exist, determine whether a failure of the characteristic sensor exists by comparing a difference between the first mixing ratio and the second mixing ratio with a threshold value, wherein
the values indicate a pressure in the internal combustion engine and are sensed by the combustion sensor when the combustion is not executed in the internal combustion engine.

US Pat. No. 11,112,332

OPTICAL FIBER MONITORING METHOD, AND OPTICAL FIBER MONITORING SYSTEM

NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELE...


1. An optical fiber cable monitoring method for monitoring a plurality of specific points arranged in a length direction on an optical fiber cable, the optical fiber cable monitoring method comprising:acquiring, by an optical measurement in which information about a distance of the optical fiber cable is acquired by propagating a measuring light, distance information of the specific points on the optical fiber cable;
linking, by using an arrangement order of the specific points and geographical location information acquired in advance, the geographical location information with the distance information of the specific points for each of the specific points based on the arrangement order of the specific points;
abnormality-detecting, by an optical monitoring having lower sensitivity than the optical measurement, in which information about a distance of the optical fiber cable is acquired by propagating a monitoring-light, distance information on the optical fiber cable about a point of abnormality that occurs, in the optical fiber cable; and
acquiring, by using the geographical location information and the distance information of the specific points that are linked in the linking step, the geographical location information about the specific point corresponding to the point of abnormality based on the distance information about the point of abnormality detected in the abnormality-detecting step.

US Pat. No. 11,112,331

DISTRIBUTED SENSING SYSTEM FOR NETWORK CABLE SYSTEMS

Marmon Utility LLC, Milf...


1. A wrap assembly configured to affix to a cable accessory in-line with a cable within a cable circuit, the wrap assembly comprising:a wrap comprising a top layer and a substrate layer, wherein the wrap assembly is configured to affix to a cable accessory in-line with a cable; and
a distributed sensing fiber embedded within the wrap between the top layer and the substrate layer,
wherein the distributed sensing fiber is connected at a first end of the wrap assembly to a distributed sensing system of the cable via a fiber running the length of the cable,
wherein the distributed sensing fiber is configured to provide measurements to the distributed sensing system indicating that an anomaly event occurred at the cable accessory.

US Pat. No. 11,112,330

MEASURING CONTAMINATION TO DETERMINE LEAK LOCATION

Itron, Inc., Liberty Lak...


1. A leak detection device comprising:one or more processors;
one or more computer-readable media storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed on the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform acts comprising:receiving, from a pressure sensor on a water distribution system, an indication of a change in pressure in the water distribution system, wherein the change in the pressure is associated with a first time;
based at least in part on receiving the indication of the change in the pressure in the water distribution system, causing a contamination sensor associated with the leak detection device to take one or more contamination measurements in the water distribution system;
receiving, from a flow measurement sensor on the water distribution system, one or more flow measurements in the water distribution system; and
at least one ofdetecting a location of a leak in the water distribution system based on the change in pressure, the one or more contamination measurements, and the one or more flow measurements; or
transmitting data associated with the change in pressure, the one or more contamination measurements, and the one or more flow measurements, associated with a location of a leak, to a remote leak detection service.



US Pat. No. 11,112,329

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TESTING PACKAGE INTEGRITY


1. An apparatus for vacuum testing packaging comprising:a tank with an interior chamber;
a lid operable to allow placement of a package into said interior chamber;
a hold down plate attached to said lid;
a measuring device configured to measure the size of said package;
a floating plate movably attached to at least one guide rod, wherein said measuring device is further configured to measure the location of said floating plate; and
a vacuum device configured to apply vacuum to said interior chamber of said tank.

US Pat. No. 11,112,328

TEMPERATURE BASED LEAK DETECTION FOR BLOWOUT PREVENTERS

Baker Hughes Oilfield Ope...


1. A blowout prevention system, comprising:a plurality of components, including at least one of an annular preventer or a ram;
a hydraulic system with leak detection, the hydraulic system comprising:an inlet line fluidly coupled to receive a pressurized fluid from a hydraulic source;
a plurality of delivery lines fluidly coupled to the inlet line and providing hydraulic fluid to the plurality of components;
a temperature control device located on the inlet line, wherein the temperature control device creates a differential between the temperature of a fluid inside the inlet line at the location of the temperature control device and an ambient temperature; and
a plurality of temperature sensors located on the plurality of delivery lines at different locations, the plurality of temperature sensors monitoring the temperature of the delivery line at the respective locations; and

a control system that:receives temperature data from the plurality of temperature sensors;
determines that the temperature detected by one or more of the plurality of temperature sensors differs from the ambient temperature by at least a threshold amount; and
determines that a leak is present in a specific delivery line; and
generates an indication of the leak and the specific delivery line.


US Pat. No. 11,112,327

INFLATABLE DEVICE PRESSURE GAUGE APPARATUSES AND METHODS

Boonie Labs LLC, Moscow,...


1. An inflatable device pressure gauge apparatus comprising:a housing;
an attachment mechanism configured to attach the pressure gauge apparatus to an inflatable device which comprises an air chamber which is configured to be inflated to an increased pressure above atmospheric pressure during use of the inflatable device;
a pressure sensor coupled with the housing and configured to sense pressurized air from the air chamber of the inflatable device and to output a signal corresponding to an air pressure of the air chamber;
a processor coupled with the housing and configured to process the signal from the pressure sensor and to control generation of a user perceptible emission regarding the air pressure of the air chamber as a result of the processing of the signal;
a power source coupled with the housing and configured to provide electrical energy to the processor; and
wherein the pressure sensor is further configured to sense atmospheric air and to use the sensed atmospheric air to generate the signal corresponding to the air pressure of the air chamber; and
wherein the housing is configured to define:an air passage in fluid communication with a first port of the pressure sensor and the air chamber of the inflatable device; and
an internal volume in fluid communication with the atmospheric air and a second port of the pressure sensor.


US Pat. No. 11,112,326

SCREW-IN ARRANGEMENT COMPOSED OF A MEASURING DEVICE AND A CONTAINER

IFM ELECTRONIC GMBH, Ess...


1. Arrangement of a measuring device and a container, wherein the measuring device (1) is suited for insertion into the container, which contains the medium to be measured, and wherein for receiving the measuring device (1) the container has a connector piece (20) having a passage opening extending in an axial direction and a seal land (22) projecting into the passage opening,wherein the measuring device (1) comprises a rotation-symmetric housing part (10), which ends on the medium side with the connector piece (20) in a flush manner and has an external cone portion (11), which with an internal cone portion (21) provided on the connector piece (20) forms a beveled pair of sealing surfaces,
wherein between the rotation-symmetric housing part (10) of the measuring device (1) and the connector piece (20) there is arranged a sealing element (30) that is designed in a flat and cap-like manner and extends from the region of the external cone portion (11) all the way into an adjoining cylinder-shaped housing section (12) of the rotation-symmetric housing part (10),
wherein the sealing element (30) is divided into at least two sections, with a front end section (31) facing the medium and adjoining that a second section (32) facing away from the medium,
wherein both sections (31, 32) are arranged at least partially between the external and the internal cone portions (11, 21),
and wherein the sealing element (30) consists in the front end section (31) facing the medium at least partially of a chemically resistant and temperature-resistant thermoplastic plastic or of an elastomer, and consists in the second section (32) facing away from the medium of metal or ceramics or a fiber-reinforced plastic, so that between the external cone portion (11) of the measuring device (1) and the internal cone portion (21) of the connector piece (20), there results a defined and thus pressure- and force-resistant stop in an axial direction, while independently from this the sealing function is achieved exclusively in the front end section (31), which faces the medium, of the sealing element (30).

US Pat. No. 11,112,325

ARRANGEMENT OF A FLUID-CARRYING ELEMENT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ON A HOUSING OF A COMPRESSOR

Volkswagen Aktiengesellsc...


1. An arrangement of a fluid-carrying element directly or indirectly on a housing of a compressor, wherein the fluid-carrying element is fluidically connected to the compressor, the arrangement comprising:a separate detection line having a detection opening;
at least one seal that closes and seals the detection opening in a proper assembly position of the fluid-carrying element on the housing; and
at least one pressure sensor to detect a pressure in the detection line, such that depending upon the pressure detected by the at least one pressure sensor, it is determined whether a leak occurs at the at least one seal which indicates that the fluid-carrying component is in an improper assembly position.

US Pat. No. 11,112,324

PRESSURE SENSOR HAVING A HEAT RECEIVER INCLUDING A FIRST PORTION AND A SECOND PORTION

NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.,...


1. A pressure sensor comprising:a housing having a tubular shape, and including a front end including an opening;
a diaphragm that is disposed to close the opening of the housing, and is structured to deform depending on a pressure exerted on a front side of the diaphragm, and includes a hole extending rearwardly from a front end face of the diaphragm;
a sensor element structured to output a signal varying depending on an amount of the deformation of the diaphragm; and
a heat receiver including a first portion and a second portion, wherein:the first portion of the heat receiver is disposed in the hole of the diaphragm, and is joined with an inner periphery of the diaphragm defining the hole of the diaphragm; and
the second portion of the heat receiver is formed integrally with the first portion, and is disposed adjacent to a front end of the first portion, and is structured to cover the front end face of the diaphragm at least partially.


US Pat. No. 11,112,323

BRAKE TESTING SYSTEM, BRAKE TESTING METHOD, AND PROGRAM FOR BRAKE TESTING SYSTEM

HORIBA, LTD., Kyoto (JP)...


1. A brake testing system of testing a brake of a vehicle driven on a bench having a rotating body, comprising:a rotation control unit that controls to make the rotating body rotate at a predetermined rotational speed;
a torque acquiring unit that acquires a torque value generated on the rotating body by the brake of the vehicle being operated;
a time period acquiring unit that acquires a time period during which the brake of the vehicle is operated;
a braking work load calculating unit that calculates a work load of the brake based on the rotational speed of the rotating body controlled by the rotation control unit, the torque value acquired by the torque acquiring unit, and the time period acquired by the time period acquiring unit;
a brake dust amount calculating unit that calculates a brake dust amount generated by the brake of the vehicle being operated; and
a brake performance data generating unit that generates a set of brake performance data associating the brake dust amount calculated by the brake dust amount calculating unit and the work load of the brake calculated by the braking work load calculating unit.

US Pat. No. 11,112,322

BICYCLE AND SPIDER CAPABLE OF MEASURING POWER

GIANT MANUFACTURING CO. L...


1. A bicycle, comprising:a spider including a torque input section and at least one torque output section;
a crank assembly coupled with the spider through the torque input section and applying an input torque to the spider;
a chainring mounted to the spider through the at least one torque output section and receiving an output torque from the spider;
a gauge disposed and oriented generally along a tangential direction or a quasi-tangential direction with respect to the torque input section and the at least one torque output section; and
a circuitry coupled to the gauge and receiving a signal from the gauge;
wherein the spider has at least one arm portion and a central portion, and the at least one arm portion does not radially extend from the central portion.

US Pat. No. 11,112,321

TORQUE DETECTION DEVICE AND SENSOR MODULE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...


1. A torque detection device configured to output an electric signal corresponding to a torsional torque generated in a torsion bar that coaxially couples a first shaft and a second shaft together on a rotation center axis, the torsional torque being caused by relative rotation between the first shaft and the second shaft about the rotation center axis, the torque detection device comprising:a first magnetic circuit part disposed on one side of a multipolar magnet in an axial direction parallel to the rotation center axis, the multipolar magnet being configured in such a manner that magnetic poles are alternately inverted in a circumferential direction surrounding the rotation center axis and being disposed coaxially with the torsion bar so as to rotate about the rotation center axis along with the relative rotation;
a second magnetic circuit part disposed on the other side of the multipolar magnet in the axial direction;
a plurality of magnetic sensors disposed between the first magnetic circuit part and the second magnetic circuit part so as to output an electric signal corresponding to a magnetic flux density in a magnetic circuit formed by the first magnetic circuit part and the second magnetic circuit part, the plurality of magnetic sensors being arranged in an arrangement direction included in a plane intersecting the axial direction;
a circuit board module including the plurality of magnetic sensors mounted thereon and facing the magnetic circuit on one end side in a width direction, the width direction being included in the plane and intersecting the arrangement direction; and
a sensor housing coupled to one end side in the arrangement direction of the circuit board module so as to support the circuit board module on the one end side in the arrangement direction of the circuit board module, wherein
the circuit board module has a waterproof structure that covers a plurality of circuit elements including the plurality of magnetic sensors and a circuit board on which the plurality of circuit elements are mounted with a waterproof covering member,
a waterproof seal member is disposed on a coupling part between the sensor housing and the circuit board module,
the waterproof seal member is formed in a ring-like shape, and
the waterproof seal member is formed in such a manner that an outer diameter in the axial direction is smaller than a dimension in the axial direction of an end face of the sensor housing from which the circuit board module projects.

US Pat. No. 11,112,320

TORSION SENSOR MAGNETIC RING STRUCTURE


1. A torsion sensor magnetic ring structure, comprising a seat and magnetic ring, wherein said magnetic ring is formed by punching a metal plate; a long side of a substrate is formed with a plurality of integral spaced magnetic teeth, one narrow end of said substrate is formed into an engagement tenon, and another narrow end thereof an engagement mortise, said substrate is wound and said tenon is in engagement with said engagement mortise to form into said circular magnetic ring,wherein the circular magnetic ring comprises a circumferential plate that extends in a circumferential direction and has two opposite edges spaced from each other in an axial direction, wherein one of the opposite edges that are spaced from each other in the axial direction defines the long side of the substrate and the plurality of magnetic teeth are formed to extend from the one of the opposite edges in the axial direction and are spaced from each other in a circumferential direction.

US Pat. No. 11,112,319

STRAIN GAUGE AND MULTI-AXIS FORCE SENSOR

MINEBEA MITSUMI INC., Na...


1. A flexure body configured to be used in a detection of a load applied in a first direction with a first Wheatstone bridge circuit and a detection of a load applied in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction with a second Wheatstone bridge circuit, the flexure body comprising:a flexure member; and
a circuit pattern provided on the flexure member,
wherein the flexure member has a flexure area configured to be strained under the load from a detection object and an area different from the flexure area;
the circuit pattern includes two pieces of first-direction strain sensitive elements configured to construct the first Wheatstone bridge circuit, two pieces of second-direction strain sensitive elements configured to construct the second Wheatstone bridge circuit, and at least one of a first-direction fixed resistance element configured to construct the first Wheatstone bridge circuit and a second-direction fixed resistance element configured to construct the second Wheatstone bridge circuit;
the two pieces of first-direction strain sensitive elements, the two pieces of second-direction strain sensitive elements, and the at least one of the first-direction fixed resistance element and the second-direction fixed resistance element are formed of a same material; and
the two pieces of first-direction strain sensitive elements and the two pieces of second-direction strain sensitive elements are provided in the flexure area, and the at least one of the first-direction fixed resistance element and the second-direction fixed resistance element is provided in the area different from the flexure area.

US Pat. No. 11,112,318

PRESSURE SENSOR, AND PRESSURE SENSOR MATRIX ARRAY INCLUDING SAME AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

POSTECH ACADEMY-INDUSTRY ...


1. A pressure sensor, comprising:a first electrode;
a conductive layer positioned on the first electrode and including a conductor;
an active layer positioned on the conductive layer, being in contact with or being spaced apart from the conductive layer and including a polymer and a semiconductor dispersed in the polymer; and
a second electrode positioned on the active layer,
wherein the semiconductor is of an n-type and has a work function of 4 eV or less, and a work function of the conductive layer is 4.5 eV or more; or the semiconductor is of a p-type and has a work function of 4.5 eV or more, and the work function of the conductive layer is less than 4 eV.

US Pat. No. 11,112,317

SAFETY DEVICE FOR MONITORING A TECHNICAL INSTALLATION WITH A PRESSURE-SENSITIVE SENSOR


1. A safety device, comprising:a pressure sensitive sensor having a plurality of first electrodes and a plurality of second electrodes, wherein:each first electrode overlaps each second electrode in an associated coupling site, and
for each coupling site, the associated first electrode is spaced apart from the associated second electrode by a pressure sensitive material, so that application of a force at the coupling site changes an electrical resistance between the associated first electrode and the associated second electrode:

measuring circuitry coupled to the plurality of first electrodes and the plurality of second electrodes and configured to successively enable determination of the electrical resistance at associated coupling sites; and
an evaluation unit configured to provide output signals for the coupling sites in response to the determined electrical resistances, respectively;
wherein, for a selected coupling site:the measuring circuitry is configured to determine the electrical resistance at the selected coupling site by connecting:remaining first electrodes not associated with the selected coupling site to a terminal for receiving a common potential, and
remaining second electrodes not associated with the selected coupling site to the terminal, and

the evaluation unit is configured to output one of a first output signal, a second output signal, and a third output signal as the output signal, wherein the evaluation unit selects from among the first output signal, the second output signal, and the third output signal based on a measured voltage of the selected coupling site.


US Pat. No. 11,112,316

OPTICAL FIBER TEMPERATURE SENSOR

Huazhong University of Sc...


1. An optical fiber temperature sensor, comprising:a broadband light source, a first optical fiber patch cord, a first single-mode optical fiber, a single-hole twin-core eccentric core optical fiber, a second single-mode optical fiber, a second optical fiber patch cord and an optical spectrum analyzer;
two ends of the first optical fiber patch cord are respectively connected to an output end of the broadband light source and an end of the first single-mode optical fiber, the broadband light source is used to provide wide-spectrum light, and the first optical fiber patch cord is used to introduce the wide-spectrum light into the first single-mode optical fiber;
the other end of the first single-mode optical fiber is connected to an end of the single-hole twin-core eccentric core optical fiber, with the connection point as a first fusion splice point;
the other end of the single-hole twin-core eccentric core optical fiber is connected to an end of the second single-mode optical fiber, with the connection point as a second fusion splice point, and the first fusion splice point, the single-hole twin-core eccentric core optical fiber and the second fusion splice point are sequentially connected to form an inline Mach-Zehnder interference structure and generate an anti-resonance effect in the broad-spectrum light, wherein impacts of the inline Mach-Zehnder interference structure and the anti-resonance effect on the broad-spectrum light are each related to an ambient temperature of the optical fiber temperature sensor;
the other end of the second single-mode optical fiber is connected to an end of the second optical fiber patch cord;
the other end of the second optical fiber patch cord is connected to the optical spectrum analyzer, and the second optical fiber patch cord is used to introduce an optical signal formed by superimposing the inline Mach-Zehnder interference structure and the anti-resonance effect into the optical spectrum analyzer, so that the optical spectrum analyzer determines an ambient temperature of the optical fiber temperature sensor according to the optical signal.

US Pat. No. 11,112,315

BLENDING TEMPERATURE-DEPENDENT CURRENTS TO GENERATE BIAS CURRENT WITH TEMPERATURE DEPENDENT PROFILE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...


1. An apparatus, comprising:an input current scaling circuit configured to:generate a first current that varies with temperature in accordance with a first programmable slope; and
generate a second current that varies with temperature in accordance with a second programmable slope; and

a current temperature blending circuit configured to generate a third current based on the first current over a first temperature range and the second current over a second temperature range, wherein the first temperature range is different than the second temperature range.

US Pat. No. 11,112,314

INFRARED ABSORPTIVE MATERIAL, INFRARED SENSOR, WAVELENGTH SELECTIVE LIGHT SOURCE, AND RADIATION COOLING SYSTEM

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...


1. An infrared absorptive material comprising:a high refractive index layer having a refractive index of 3.0 or higher for infrared light at a wavelength of 2 ?m to 50 ?m and having a thickness of 8 nm to 15,000 nm; and
a reflective layer positioned on one face of the high refractive index layer.

US Pat. No. 11,112,313

SENSOR AND AUTOMATIC CALIBRATION METHOD APPLIED THERETO

Emcom Technology Inc., T...


1. An automatic calibration method for correcting sensing distance of a sensor, comprising the following steps:(A1) setting a default trigger value, the default trigger value comprising environment factor noise;
(A2) sampling a signal and accumulating a signal value to perform signal judgment from a plurality of positions;
(A3) determining whether a trigger condition is met or not for every signal value from the plurality of position;
(A4) if yes, recording an accumulated signal value meeting the trigger condition, and if not, going back to step (A2); and
(A5) analyzing and updating the default trigger value by obtaining an average value and filtering out relatively far deviated distance signal values away from the average value for the plurality of positions, wherein the step (A5) further comprises the following steps:
(A5-1) obtaining the average value of the signal recording sensing values meeting the trigger condition;
(A5-2) deleting several data farthest away from the average value and obtaining a corresponding new average value from the remaining data repeatedly and continuously until a preset number data of different positions are left for calibrating an updated average value, wherein the remaining data for calculating the corresponding new average value and deleting several data farthest away from the corresponding new average value is gradually reduced in this process; and
(A5-3) obtaining the updated average value of the preset number data of different positions for updating the default trigger value.

US Pat. No. 11,112,312

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CALIBRATING A COLOR MEASUREMENT INSTRUMENT IN THE FIELD

DATACOLOR, INC., Lawrenc...


1. A method, comprising:obtaining, by a processing system of a fielded color measurement instrument comprising a plurality of color channels, a first response of the fielded color measurement instrument to light emitted by a fielded light emitting device, wherein the fielded color measurement instrument has not been calibrated to measure a color of the light emitted by the fielded light emitting device;
obtaining, by the processing system, a calibration matrix, wherein the calibration matrix contains measurements made by the fielded color measurement instrument of a first plurality of lights emitted by the fielded light emitting device and measurements made by a spectroradiometer of a second plurality of lights emitted by a reference light emitting device of a same make and model as the fielded light emitting device, wherein the spectroradiometer is located remotely from the fielded color measurement instrument;
obtaining, by the processing system, a second response of the fielded color measurement instrument to the light emitted by the fielded light emitting device; and
converting, by the processing system, the second response into a triplet that corresponds to a Commission Internationale de L'éclairage XYZ color space by multiplying second response by the calibration matrix.

US Pat. No. 11,112,311

PRESS OPERATOR TARGET, LMD STANDARD AND COLOUR PROOF ASSEMBLY


1. A visual aid product comprising a Light/Master/Dark (“LMD”) standard including a master standard, a light standard and a dark standard for visually accessing colour deviation for a particular final press printed matter and illustrating the effects of substrate and/or lamination and/or varnishing on final colour appearance of the final press printed matter, wherein the light standard and the dark standard are colour representations of light and dark colour variations from the master standard, but which define colour ranges for a particular final press printed matter; wherein the LMD standard is digitally produced on the product to simulate colour variation of a final press printed matter, without using actual inks, actual substrate or actual printing machines to be employed in a particular printing job of the particular final press printed matter, and wherein the LMD standard comprises actual colour data for each simulation derived from separate press characteristics including colour profiles from produced light, master and dark samples.

US Pat. No. 11,112,310

DUAL-COMB SPECTROSCOPY

DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY, ...


1. A dual comb spectroscopy device for spectroscopically detecting a sample substance, comprising:a first slave laser light source configured to generate a first optical output, the optical spectrum of which comprises a first frequency comb having a first comb free spectral range;
a second slave laser light source configured to generate a second optical output, the optical spectrum of which comprises a second frequency comb having a second comb free spectral range which is different from the first comb free spectral range;
a master laser light source comprising a single laser light source configured to inject seed light in to both the first slave laser light source and the second slave laser light source therewith to injection lock said generation of both the first optical output and the second optical output;
a photodetector part arranged to combine the first optical output and the second optical output and to detect a beat signal the spectrum of which comprises a third frequency comb including beat tones produced by interference between the combined first and second optical outputs;
wherein the device comprises a sample detection area configured for receiving the sample for detection and for directing at least one of the first optical output and the second optical output to the photodetector part via the sample detection area.

US Pat. No. 11,112,309

DIGITAL MICROMIRROR DEVICE AND KINEMATICALLY TUNABLE WAVELENGTH FILTER-BASED IMAGING SYSTEMS

CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV...


1. A Raman or inelastic light scattering imaging system, comprising:an excitation source providing a beam;
a digital micromirror device arranged downstream from the excitation source in a beam path; the digital micromirror device comprising a plurality of mirrors;
a spatial bandpass filter scheme with tunable wavelength and bandwidth that is positioned on a signal collection path by cross positioning of a broad high bandpass filter and a broad low bandpass filter set via a controllable rotatable stage and able to filter out a single wavenumber or multiple wavenumbers of interest to be collected by a collection device;
wherein the spatial bandpass filter scheme is located downstream from a sample and upstream from a charged coupled device; and
wherein a flip mirror is present downstream from the spatial bandpass filter scheme and can be switched to route the beam to either the charged-coupled device or a spectrometer located downstream from the flip mirror.

US Pat. No. 11,112,308

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR ANOMALOUS GAS CONCENTRATION DETECTION

Bridger Photonics, Inc., ...


1. A method comprising:obtaining, using a light detection and ranging (LIDAR) system, a set of gas concentration measurements from a target area;
discarding or modifying certain measurements of the set of gas concentration measurements based on a comparison of measurements in the set of gas concentration measurements to an adaptive threshold with a value based on an expected noise level, wherein the value of the adaptive threshold varies depending on parameters of the measurement, to provide a revised set of measurements; and
determining a presence of an anomalous gas concentration based on the revised set of measurements.

US Pat. No. 11,112,307

SPECTROSCOPIC CAMERA

Seiko Epson Corporation


1. A spectroscopic camera comprising:an interference filter including a pair of reflection films; and
an imaging device that captures image light passing through the pair of reflection films,
wherein the interference filter is provided with a marker that changes a characteristic in accordance with which the image light passes, and the marker is provided in a position where the marker overlaps with an optical path of the image light that passes through the pair of reflection films.

US Pat. No. 11,112,306

REAL-TIME OPTICAL SPECTRO-TEMPORAL ANALYZER AND METHOD

THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KO...


1. A versatile optical signal analyzing apparatus that enables real-time and single-shot analysis in both time and frequency domains simultaneously for non-repetitive ultrafast optical events with spectro-temporal analysis, comprises:a fiber-tap coupler for receiving an input optical signal from continuous wave (CW) to ultra-short pulses;
an optical splitter which directs part of the input optical signal to a frequency channel and part to a time channel;
a high-speed photodiode in the time channel directly monitors time domain intensity evolution and converts it to an electrical signal;
two sub-channels specified for CW/quasi-CW and short-pulse components form the frequency channel in which spectroscopes determine frequency domain spectral intensity evolution for the CW/quasi-CW and short-pulse components, respectively;
a signal processor that analyses the frequency and time domain intensity evolutions from the time channel and frequency channels; and
a display of the time domain intensity evolution and frequency domain spectral intensity evolutions simultaneously so that the frequency and time domain evolutions of a non-repeated dynamic event can be correlated in the frequency and time domains.

US Pat. No. 11,112,305

PHOTOCONDUCTIVE DETECTOR DEVICE WITH PLASMONIC ELECTRODES

The Regents of the Univer...


1. A photoconductive device for detecting terahertz (THz) radiation, comprising:a semiconductor substrate;
an antenna assembly fabricated on the semiconductor substrate; and
a photoconductor assembly fabricated on the semiconductor substrate and coupled to the antenna assembly, wherein the photoconductor assembly includes a plurality of plasmonic contact electrodes and wherein the photoconductive device is configured to receive optical input that impinges upon the photoconductor assembly and the plasmonic contact electrodes such that charge carriers are generated in the semiconductor substrate adjacent the plasmonic contact electrodes in response to the impinging optical input;
wherein the plasmonic contact electrodes have sub-wavelength electrode spacing compared to at least one wavelength of the optical input, and wherein the plasmonic contact electrodes are configured to collect the generated charge carriers and are electrically connected to the antenna assembly, whereby the plasmonic contact electrodes provide improved quantum efficiency of the photoconductive device when receiving the optical input.

US Pat. No. 11,112,304

SPECTROMETER CALIBRATION

Heptagon Micro Optics Pte...


1. A method of calibrating a spectrometer module, the method comprising:performing measurements using the spectrometer module to generate wavelength-versus-operating parameter calibration data for the spectrometer module;
performing measurements using the spectrometer module to generate optical crosstalk and dark noise calibration data for the spectrometer module, wherein performing measurements to generate optical crosstalk and dark noise calibration data includes operating the spectrometer module in the absence of a sample being present in a path of light emitted by the spectrometer module, or while light emitted by the spectrometer module propagates toward a distant dark target;
performing measurements using the spectrometer module to generate full system response calibration data, against a known reflectivity standard, for the spectrometer module; and
storing in memory, coupled to the spectrometer module, a calibration record that incorporates the wavelength-versus-operating parameter calibration data, the optical crosstalk and dark noise calibration data, and the full system response calibration data.

US Pat. No. 11,112,303

MEASUREMENT CIRCUIT AND METHOD THEREFOR

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...


1. A measurement circuit comprising:a measurement channel circuit configured to receive an input signal from an input of the measurement circuit and measure a value of the input signal;
a regulation circuit having a first switch configured to selectively couple the regulation circuit to regulate the input to a first value during a first time interval and to selectively decouple the regulation circuit from regulating the input during a second time interval wherein the measurement circuit receives a measurement signal at the input within the second time interval but not during the first time interval;
a sampling circuit having a variable impedance circuit configured to selectively couple the sampling circuit to receive the input signal and to selectively increase an impedance of the variable impedance circuit to form a compensation signal that is representative of the input signal wherein the sampling circuit forms the compensation signal while the regulation circuit is regulating the input to the first value and wherein the sampling circuit is decoupled from receiving the input signal in response to the regulation circuit being decoupled from regulating the input; and
the sampling circuit configured to selectively apply the compensation signal to the input for at least a portion of the second time interval wherein the measurement circuit receives the measurement signal to be measured at the input for the portion of the second time interval.

US Pat. No. 11,112,302

METHOD OF SWITCHING CONTROL VOLTAGE OF PHOTO SENSOR CELL AND RELATED SWITCHING CIRCUIT AND PHOTO SENSOR

NOVATEK Microelectronics ...


1. A method of switching a control voltage of a photo sensor cell for a photo sensor, comprising:when the photo sensor cell is switched from a turned-off state to a turned-on state, sequentially performing the following steps:sequentially switching the control voltage to at least one first voltage provided by at least one first voltage supply;
switching the control voltage to a first target voltage provided by a first charging pump circuit, wherein the first target voltage is different from the at least one first voltage; and

when the photo sensor cell is switched from the turned-on state to the turned-off state, sequentially performing the following steps:sequentially switching the control voltage to at least one second voltage provided by at least one second voltage supply or a ground voltage; and
switching the control voltage to a second target voltage provided by a second charging pump circuit, wherein the second target voltage is different from the at least one second voltage;

wherein a highest first voltage among the at least one first voltage is higher than a lowest second voltage among the at least one second voltage.

US Pat. No. 11,112,300

OPTICAL SENSOR PACKAGE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING SAME

AMS AG, Premstaetten (AT...


1. An optical sensor package, comprising:an optical sensor device with a sensor element,
a cover of the optical sensor device, and
a housing comprising a cap with an aperture, the optical sensor device being arranged inside the housing,
a diffuser is arranged in the aperture opposite the sensor element,
the diffuser prolongs the cap within the aperture or closes the aperture, and
the cover being arranged at a distance from the diffuser, wherein the distance is adjusted with respect to the cover in such a manner that a maximal angle of incidence of 40° is obtained at the sensor element for radiation of at least one wavelength that is to be detected.

US Pat. No. 11,112,299

SMALL PHOTOELECTRIC SENSOR

OMRON Corporation, Kyoto...


1. A small photoelectric sensor comprising:a holder in which an opening, an edge that defines the opening, and four fixing parts that are independently provided at four corners of a front surface of the holder are formed on the front surface, wherein the edge is provided on an outer circumference of the front surface;
a cover lens that is provided at a position interposed between the four fixing parts, and is connected to the edge at a region where the cover lens overlaps with the edge; and
an optical component that is held by the holder and projects or receives light through the opening.

US Pat. No. 11,112,298

VAPOR CELLS FOR IMAGING OF ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS

Quantum Valley Ideas Labo...


1. A method of manufacturing a vapor cell, the method comprising:obtaining a dielectric body having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface;
removing material from the dielectric body to form a plurality of walls extending from the first surface to the second surface, the plurality of walls comprising:a perimeter wall surrounding an open volume of the dielectric body, and
interconnected walls arranged within the open volume to partition the open volume into a plurality of cells, each interconnected wall connected to at least one other interconnected wall, each cell having a first opening defined by the first surface and a second opening defined by the second surface; and

bonding a surface of an optical window to the first surface of the dielectric body to form a seal around each of the first openings, the optical window covering the first openings of the plurality of cells.

US Pat. No. 11,112,297

RESONATOR AND RESONATOR SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE RESONATOR

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...


1. A resonator comprising:a vibration beam configured to vibrate in response to an external signal, an edge of the vibration beam being fixed on a supporting member, the vibration beam extending in a first direction;
a sensing unit arranged on the vibration beam to detect movement of the vibration beam; and
a lumped mass unit having a double layer structure in which a base unit and a wing unit are stacked sequentially, the lumped mass unit being arranged on the vibration beam,
wherein the base unit contacts the vibration beam and
wherein the wing unit is arranged on the base unit, the wing unit being separated from the vibration beam.

US Pat. No. 11,112,296

DOWNHOLE TOOL STRING WEIGHT MEASUREMENT AND SENSOR VALIDATION

Schlumberger Technology C...


8. A method comprising:commencing operation of a processing device to control operations at an oil and gas wellsite, wherein the processing device:outputs a movement control command to a lifting device to cause a downhole tool string to move in accordance to the movement control command;
receives an acceleration measurement of the downhole tool string facilitated ban an acceleration sensor;
determines a deduced weight measurement of the downhole tool string based on the movement control command and the acceleration measurement;
receives a detected weight measurement of the downhole tool string facilitated by a weight sensor;
compares the deduced weight measurement to the detected weight measurement; and
determines an accuracy of at least one of the acceleration sensor and the weight sensor based on the comparison.


US Pat. No. 11,112,295

PORTABLE VERIFICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USE IN VERIFYING A GAS PIPELINE FLOW METER WHEN IN FIELD

Big Elk Energy Systems, L...


1. A portable verification system moveable between, and connectable to, a first in-field gas flow meter run having a first piping geometry and a second different in-field gas flow meter run having a second different piping geometry;said meter runs located at and connected to, respectively, a first main pipeline section at a first field location and a second different main pipeline section at a second different field location;
the first in-field gas flow meter run including a first in-field gas flow meter previously calibrated for use with the first piping geometry and the second different in-field gas flow meter run including a second gas flow meter previously calibrated for use with the second different piping geometry;

the portable verification system comprising:a wheeled trailer;
a reference meter run having a third different piping geometry and including a single meter tube, the reference meter run mounted on the wheeled trailer and independent of that of the first and second different piping geometries; and
an ultrasonic gas flow meter contained by the single meter tube and calibrated for use with the third different piping geometry; and
a field adjustable piping section having a fourth different piping geometry;

the third different piping geometry further including:an inlet piping of effective length for use in ultrasonic gas flow measurement and connected at one end to an inlet end of the single meter tube;
an outlet piping of effective length for use in ultrasonic gas flow measurement and connected at one end to an outlet end of the single meter tube; and

the fourth different piping geometry includingan adjustable inlet piping connectable at one end to the inlet piping of the reference meter run and at another end to a downstream end of a respective field meter run of the first and second in-field gas flow meter runs; and
an adjustable outlet piping connectable at one end to the outlet piping of the reference meter run and at another end to a respective main pipeline section of the first and second different main pipeline sections;

the adjustable inlet and outlet piping configured for adjustment in horizontal length, vertical height, and clock position relative to a horizontal plane, said adjustment not affecting a gas flow measurement of the ultrasonic gas flow meter of the reference meter run; anda plurality of air springs, the inlet piping and the outlet piping of the third different piping geometry each connected to the wheeled trailer by at least one air spring of the plurality of air springs.

US Pat. No. 11,112,294

SYSTEM FOR MULTIPHASE (OIL-GAS-WATER) FLOW METER CALIBRATION

KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF P...


1. A multiphase flow meter calibration system, comprising:an oil-gas-water separation unit;
a multiphase fluid inlet, wherein a multiphase fluid mixture flows into the oil-gas-water separation unit through the multiphase fluid inlet;
a single phase water outlet, wherein the single phase water outlet is in fluid communication with a water section of the oil-gas-water separation unit through a variable flow water pump and a water flow meter;
a single phase oil outlet, wherein the single phase oil outlet is in fluid communication with an oil section of the oil-gas-water separation unit with a variable flow oil pump and an oil flow meter;
a phase combination piping joint, wherein the single phase water outlet and the single phase oil outlet are in fluid communication with the phase combination piping joint;
a gas flow outlet, wherein the gas flow outlet is in fluid communication with a pressurized gas tank through a gas pressure regulator and a gas flow meter;
the gas flow outlet being in fluid communication with the phase combination piping joint;
a downstream homogenizer, wherein the downstream homogenizer comprises a homogenizer inlet and a homogenizer outlet;
a piping outlet of the phase combination piping joint being in fluid communication with the homogenizer inlet;
the homogenizer outlet being in fluid communication with an inlet of a multiphase flow calibration unit; and
the multiphase flow calibration unit being in fluid communication with the oil-gas-water separation unit.

US Pat. No. 11,112,293

IMPEDANCE LEVEL SENSOR

VEGA GRIESHABER KG, Wolf...


1. An impedance point level sensor, comprising:a probe, which can be influenced by a medium surrounding the probe in a measuring capacity, with the probe comprising a measuring electrode and a reference electrode isolated from the measuring electrode, with the measuring capacity forming therebetween,
a measuring oscillation circuit, in which the probe is arranged as a capacity-determining element,
an electronics unit with a signal generator for analyzing the measuring oscillation circuit and exciting the measuring resonant circuit with a frequency sweep, and
an evaluation and control unit for generating a measuring signal, connected to the electronics unit,
wherein the electronics unit comprises a current meter for detecting a current at an input of the signal generator.

US Pat. No. 11,112,292

CUSTOM SIGHT LEVEL GAUGE, FIELD ASSEMBLY


1. An armored sight level gauge field assembly for placement between first and second spaced apart fittings to show liquid level, comprising:an elongated cylindrical transparent sight tube shield having a first end opposite a second end;
a sight tube having a first end opposite a second end, said sight tube extending through the sight tube shield;
a first receiver plate and a second receiver plate, each receiver plate comprising a body having a rectangular exterior surface adapted for rigid connection to an elongated U-shaped guard member, each receiver plate defining a passage wherein the sight tube extends through the passage, each receiver plate sealably receiving respective first and second ends of the shield, serving to seal an interior of the shield;
said elongated U-shaped guard member having a first end removably connected to the first receiver plate and having a second end removably connected to the second receiver plate, said elongated U-shaped guard member providing a structural protective enclosure substantially enclosing the sight tube shield and the sight tube, said elongated U-shaped guard member serving to structurally protect and support the shield; and
a first connector plate and a second connector plate, each connector plate defining an opening therein to respectively receive and secure said first and second ends of the sight tube for fluid communication between said sight tube and the fittings, each connector plate comprising a nozzle extending therefrom, opposite said opening, in coaxial alignment with said sight tube, each said nozzle positionable between and removable from said spaced apart fittings.

US Pat. No. 11,112,291

DETERMINING A WASTE WATER FILLING LEVEL IN A VEHICLE TANK, MEASURING ARRANGEMENT AND WASTE WATER ARRANGEMENT

APPARATEBAU GAUTING GMBH,...


1. A method for determining a filling level (F) of waste water in a tank onboard a vehicle, wherein a respective flushing quantity (P) of waste water is fed to the tank by means of flushing processes,wherein:
a binary filling signal (La-e) which indicates whether waste water is present there or not is determined at at least two different measuring positions at the tank, wherein the associated filling quantities (Ma-e) of the tank at the measuring positions are known and different,
the filling level (F) is determined as a sum of a basic filling quantity (B) and an inflow quantity (Z), wherein:if none of the filling signals (La-e) is active: the basic filling quantity (B) is selected as zero, and
otherwise all the currently active filling signals (La-e) and the associated filling quantities (Ma-e) are determined, and the largest of the determined filling quantities (Ma-e) is selected as the basic filling quantity (B),

a starting time (A) for the determination of the inflow quantity (Z) is selected as a time at which the basic filling quantity (B) is reached in the tank,
the inflow quantity (Z) is determined as a sum of all the flushing quantities (P) which are fed to the tank from the starting time (A), and
the determined filling level is used to perform either an activation operation for the flushing processes or deactivation operation for the flushing processes.

US Pat. No. 11,112,290

MEASURING CUPS AND SPOONS WITH LEVELER

Progressive International...


1. A measuring cup or spoon, comprising:a handle having a distal end and a proximal end;
a bowl positioned at the distal end of the handle, the bowl forming an interior space and terminating in an upper rim, the upper rim defining a plane and having a first side and a diametrically opposite second side;
a wiper attached to the handle and being biased toward a first position at the first side of the upper rim, the wiper being selectively movable upon application of a force by a user to a second position at the second side of the rim, wherein when the wiper is moved from the first position to the second position the wiper scrapes over the upper rim; and
a guide configured as a channel formed in the handle and a pin extending from the arm, the pin being constrained within the channel to define a path of travel from the first position to the second position.

US Pat. No. 11,112,289

GAS APPLIANCE MONITORING SYSTEM

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...


1. A gas appliance monitoring system comprising:a gas meter including a flow rate measurer, a storage, and a meter communication unit; and
a center device including a center communication unit, a data accumulation storage, and an analyzer,
wherein the flow rate measurer measures a flow rate of gas in time series,
the storage stores, as flow rate data, the flow rate measured by the flow rate measurer,
the meter communication unit performs communication with the center device,
the center communication unit performs communication with the gas meter to receive the flow rate data,
the data accumulation storage accumulates the flow rate data that has been received,
the analyzer analyzes the flow rate data,
the gas meter detects a start of operation of a gas appliance, stores the flow rate data in the storage during (i) a first predetermined amount of time before the start of operation of the gas appliance and (ii) a second predetermined amount of time after the start of operation of the gas appliance, and transmits the flow rate data stored in the storage to the center device in response to a request from the center device, and
the center device monitors a state of use of the gas appliance based on the flow rate data that has been accumulated in the data accumulation storage.

US Pat. No. 11,112,288

THERMAL GAS PROPERTY SENSOR

First Sensor AG, Berlin ...


1. A gas property sensor, comprising:a semiconductor measuring device, the measuring device comprising:
a cavity that carries a first gas and has at least one opening; and
at least one channel in fluid communication with the cavity via an opening and with a first gas volume;
a pressure generator disposed in the cavity; and
one or more flow-sensitive elements located in the channel for determining a gas flow parameter, wherein the measuring device further comprises:
a substrate having first and second surfaces;
a first semiconductor chip portion mounted on the first surface of the substrate; and
a second semiconductor chip portion mounted on the first semiconductor chip portion, the channel being defined within at least one of the first or the second semiconductor chip portion, wherein the cavity defines a partially enclosed space in the semiconductor measuring device, wherein the cavity is open only to the channel via the opening.

US Pat. No. 11,112,287

PHYSICAL QUANTITY MEASUREMENT DEVICE

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...


1. A physical quantity measurement device, which measures a physical quantity of a gas flowing through a main passage, comprising:a flange for fixing to the main passage;
a housing provided so as to protrude toward an inside of the main passage from the flange; and
a printed circuit board which is fixed to the housing and on which a measuring element that measures the physical quantity is mounted,
wherein a wiring of the printed circuit board has a plurality of irregularities formed along one direction of a surface, and is arranged such that a formation direction of the irregularities is oriented along a protruding direction of the housing toward an inside of the main passage,
wherein the irregularities are polishing marks formed using a cylindrical polishing wheel.

US Pat. No. 11,112,286

THERMAL FLOWMETER

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...


1. A thermal flowmeter used by being inserted from an attachment hole provided in a passage wall of a main passage into an inside of the main passage, comprising:a flange to be fixed to an attachment part of the main passage;
a sub-passage that takes in a part of measured gas flowing in the main passage;
a flow rate measuring unit that measures a flow rate of the measured gas in the sub-passage;
a circuit component that controls the flow rate measuring unit; and
a circuit substrate on which the flow rate measuring unit and the circuit component are mounted,
wherein the sub-passage is formed in the circuit substrate.

US Pat. No. 11,112,285

FLOW MEASUREMENT DEVICE, FLOW MEASUREMENT METHOD, AND FLOW MEASUREMENT PROGRAM

OMRON Corporation, Kyoto...


1. A flow measurement device, comprising:a thermal flow sensor configured to sense a flow rate of a measurement target fluid flowing through a main channel;
a characteristic-value obtaining unit including a heater configured to heat the measurement target fluid and a temperature sensor configured to sense a temperature of the measurement target fluid, the characteristic-value obtaining unit being configured to obtain a characteristic value of the measurement target fluid, wherein the characteristic value comprises a ratio of an output value of the temperature sensor obtained by flowing a predetermined gas to an output value of the temperature sensor obtained by flowing a reference gas, and the characteristic value indicates a thermal diffusivity of the measurement target fluid;
a flow rate correction unit configured to correct a flow rate of the measurement target fluid calculated based on a sensing signal output from the thermal flow sensor using the characteristic value of the measurement target fluid obtained by the characteristic-value obtaining unit, and
a sub-channel section branching from the main channel and having one end continuous with a first inlet opening in the main channel and another end continuous with a first outlet opening in the main channel, the sub-channel section including a characteristic-value sensing channel containing the temperature sensor included in the characteristic-value obtaining unit and a flow sensing channel containing the thermal flow sensor, wherein
the heater and the temperature sensor are arranged parallel to each other in a direction orthogonal to a flow direction of the measurement target fluid,
the characteristic-value obtaining unit obtains the characteristic value based on a difference between the temperatures of the measurement target fluid sensed by the temperature sensor before and after a temperature of the heater is changed and
the flow sensing channel and the characteristic-value sensing channel are defined by the sub-channel section separated by a circuit board located in parallel with the flow direction of the measurement target fluid in the sub-channel section, and
the thermal flow sensor is located on a first surface of the circuit board and the temperature sensor included in the characteristic-value obtaining unit is located on a second surface of the circuit board opposite to the first surface.

US Pat. No. 11,112,284

SENSOR CALIBRATION DEVICE HAVING CONFIGURABLE ELEMENTS

Bosch Automotive Service ...


1. A sensor calibration device comprising the following components:a base frame;
a standing flame operable to couple with the base frame such that the standing frame is substantially transverse to the base frame;
a measurement frame comprising a primary measurement member and a secondary measurement member affixed to the primary standing member transversely, the measurement frame operable to couple to the standing frame such that the primary measurement member is substantially parallel to the primary standing member;
a mounting bolster comprising an elongated member, the mounting bolster operable to detachably couple to the measurement frame such that the mounting bolster is substantially parallel to the primary measurement member;
a crossbar configured to detachably couple to the mounting bolster; and
a target configured to detachably couple to the crossbar, the target suitable for a sensor calibrations.

US Pat. No. 11,112,283

OFFLINE SENSOR CALIBRATION

Intel Corporation, Santa...


1. A mobile platform comprising:a controller to conduct communications;
one or more sensors, wherein the one or more sensors include a temperature sensor, a motion sensor, and a magnetometer;
a status monitor, in communication with the one or more sensors, to detect one or more trigger conditions on the mobile platform, wherein the one or more trigger conditions are to be set in a policy database and include a time condition, temperature condition, a motion condition, and a system event condition, and wherein the status monitor is to control the initiation of one or more of a hard and soft iron compensation procedure or a hard iron temperature compensation procedure based on the one or more trigger conditions;
a calibration manager to activate an offline calibration of the one or more sensors in response to the one or more trigger conditions; and
a sensor manager to update an operational profile of the one or more sensors based on the offline calibration, wherein the sensor manager is to update the operational profile in an operational profile database to indicate a compensation to be applied to the one or more sensors in real-time in order to offset measurement errors.

US Pat. No. 11,112,282

CONCEALED FIRE DETECTOR SUSPENSION APPARATUS


1. Concealed fire detector suspension apparatus comprising: a fixing collar having a fixing annulus and a plurality of radial locking tabs insertable through the fixing collar from an interior of the fixing collar to extend radially therefrom to clamp in opposition to the fixing annulus in use; and a removeable fixing foot configured for engaging a stem of an upright support for a fire detector and having a peripheral outward locking formations which mechanically interlock with corresponding inward locking formations on an inner surface of the fixing collar such that in use, the apparatus is configured for installing the fixing collar via a ceiling cutout, inserting the radial locking tabs through the fixing collar from the interior thereof to clamp the ceiling in opposition to the fixing annulus, inserting the upright support through the fixing collar and locking the outward locking formations of the fixing foot to the corresponding inward locking formations of the fixing collar, thereby supporting the upright support through the ceiling.

US Pat. No. 11,112,281

COVERING DEVICE FOR PROTECTING ANEMOMETER ENGAGED WITH EXTERNAL FRAME MOUNTED ON VEHICLE

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MET...


1. A covering device for protecting an anemometer engaged with an external frame mounted on a moving body, comprising:a propeller protecting part which includes a (1_1)-st case unit and a (1_2)-nd case unit to be used for protecting a propeller of the anemometer, wherein the propeller is engaged with a frontal end of a main body of the anemometer and wherein first space created by combining the (1_1)-st case unit and the (1_2)-nd case unit has volume capable of holding the propeller;
a body protecting part which includes a (2_1)-st case unit and a (2_2)-nd case unit to be used for protecting the main body and a vertical tail formed on a rear end of the main body, wherein second space created by combining the (2_1)-st case unit and the (2_2)-nd case unit has volume capable of holding the main body and the vertical tail of the anemometer; and
a supporting member protecting part which includes a (3_1)-st case unit and a (3_2)-nd case unit to be used for protecting a supporting member which supports the main body of the anemometer, wherein third space created by combining the (3_1)-st case unit and the (3_2)-nd case unit has volume capable of holding the supporting member;
wherein the (3_1)-st case unit and the (3_2)-nd case unit are engaged with the external frame where the supporting member of the anemometer is combined, to thereby allow the (1_1)-st case unit, the (1_2)-nd case unit, the (2_1)-st case unit, the (2_2)-nd case unit, the (3_1)-st case unit, and the (3_2)-nd case unit to be fixed as a whole.

US Pat. No. 11,112,280

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SENSING FLOW AND USER INTERFACE FOR MONITORING MATERIAL FLOW IN A STRUCTURE

mIQrotech, Inc., Tampa, ...


1. A system for sensing flow material in a fluid-holding structure, comprising:a sensor assembly including:a housing;
a communication device disposed at least partially in the housing;
a controller disposed at least partially in the housing;
a sensor array disposed at least partially in the housing; and
an external-surface-mounting attachment portion configured to non-intrusively attach the sensor assembly to an exterior surface of the fluid-holding structure;
a flow monitoring module configured to receive data from the sensory array and use it to predict potential failure, leaks, and other abnormal conditions in the fluid-holding structure; and

a user interface configured to display a plurality of graphical elements spaced along a graphical representation of the fluid-holding structure, wherein each graphical element corresponds to a separate sensor assembly which is noninvasively attached to an exterior surface of and spaced along the fluid-holding structure, and is configured to display data associated with the sensor array in the corresponding sensor assembly, said data comprising conditions of a fluid in the fluid-holding structure and structural integrity of the fluid-holding structure at or near the location of the sensor assembly;
wherein the sensor array includes a pressure sensor, a density sensor, a corrosion sensor, and a vibration sensor,said density sensor is configured to locate air pockets, measure cavitation, and identify debris in the flow material,
said pressure sensor includes a strain gauge attached to the exterior surface of the fluid-holding structure, said strain gauge being configured to measure a strain of a wall portion of the fluid-holding structure,
said corrosion sensor includes a magnetometer configured to detect a magnetic interference in the flow of material;

wherein the controller controls the communication device to transmit sensed data collected by the sensor array to the user interface;
wherein the sensed data includes at least one of a density data sensed by the density sensor and a corrosion data sensed by the corrosion sensor; and
wherein display of the graphical element varies based on the sensed data.

US Pat. No. 11,112,279

OPTICAL MODULE AND OPTICAL ENCODER COMPRISING A DUMMY LIGHT RECEIVING DEVICE FORMED BETWEEN A LIGHT RECEIVING DEVICE AND A THROUGH HOLE IN A SENSOR SUBSTRATE

MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD...


1. An optical module, comprising:a fixed substrate;
a sensor substrate secured to the fixed substrate and having a through-hole formed therein;
a light emitting device secured to the fixed substrate at a position in the through-hole;
a light receiving device provided in the sensor substrate; and
a dummy light receiving device formed between the light receiving device and the through-hole, around the through-hole, and in the sensor substrate,
wherein the light receiving device and the dummy light receiving device are made of an impurity diffusion layer having a same conductive type as a conductive type of a surface layer of the sensor substrate, and
wherein the dummy light receiving device is formed deeper than the light receiving device.

US Pat. No. 11,112,278

OPTICAL ENCODER COMPRISING A WIDTH OF AT LEAST ONE OPTICAL SENSOR ARRAY CORRESPONDS TO AN INTERPOLATION PERIOD OF THE ENCODER

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...


1. An optical encoder, comprising:an encoding disk; and
an optical detector, disposed to correspond to the encoding disk and configured to receive light, wherein the optical detector comprises at least one optical sensor arranged to form at least one optical sensor array, and a width of the at least one optical sensor array corresponds to an interpolation period of the optical encoder.

US Pat. No. 11,112,277

CAMSHAFT OR CRANKSHAFT SENSOR FOR AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLE AND DIAGNOSTIC METHOD FOR SUCH A SENSOR

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FR...


1. A motor vehicle camshaft or crankshaft sensor (10), said sensor comprising:a toothed target (11);
a measuring cell (12) that supplies a raw analog signal corresponding to variations of a magnetic field induced by a rotation of the toothed target (11);
an output port; and
a processor module (14), connected to the output port and the measuring cell (12), that processes the raw signal received from the measuring cell (12), the processor module (14) configured to operate in either of two distinct operating modes, a first of the operating modes being a measurement mode and a second of the operating modes being a diagnostic mode,
the processor module (14) further configured to switch between operating in the measurement mode and the diagnostic mode in response to receiving a predefined message for configuring the processor module (14),
wherein in the measurement mode, the processor module (14) processes the raw signal and supplies at said output port (17) a measurement signal representing times of passage of teeth of the target (11) at a level of the measuring cell (12), and
wherein in the diagnostic mode, the processor module (14) supplies at said output port (17) a diagnostic signal, different from the measurement signal and representing amplitudes of the raw signal.

US Pat. No. 11,112,276

ARRANGEMENT TO CALIBRATE A CAPACITIVE SENSOR INTERFACE

Knowles Electronics, LLC,...


1. A capacitive sensor arrangement, comprising:a capacitive sensor;
a charge storing circuit having a changeable capacitance;
a test circuit configured to apply a test signal to the capacitive sensor and to the charge storing circuit;
an amplifier circuit having a first input coupled to the capacitive sensor and a second input coupled to the charge storing circuit, wherein the amplifier circuit is configured to provide an output signal at the output of the amplifier in response to application of the test signal to the capacitive sensor and to the charge storing circuit;,
a detection circuit configured to detect a level of the output signal; and
a control circuit coupled to the detection circuit and configured to trim the capacitance of the charge storing circuit such that the output signal tends to zero.

US Pat. No. 11,112,275

DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING AND COMPENSATING FOR OFFSET ERRORS ARISING IN INDUCTIVE SENSORS

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...


1. An inductive sensor, comprising:a rotor; and
a stator comprising:an excitation coil electrically connected to an integrated circuit by excitation coil connecting leads;
a first receiver coil electrically connected to the integrated circuit by a first set of receiving coil connecting leads;
a second receiver coil electrically connected to the integrated circuit by a second set of receiving coil connecting leads; and
an offset coil pattern forming an offset coil electrically connected to the integrated circuit;

wherein, during operation of the inductive sensor:a first inductive coupling arises between the rotor and the excitation coil;
a second inductive coupling arises between the rotor and the first receiver coil;
a third inductive coupling arises between the rotor and the second receiver coil;
an asymmetric region is formed on the stator,
wherein and within the asymmetric region,a first direct coupling arises between the first set of receiving coil connecting leads and the excitation coil;
a second direct coupling arises between the second set of receiving coil connecting leads and the excitation coil; and
an offset coupling arises between the offset coil pattern and the excitation coil connecting leads.



US Pat. No. 11,112,274

FULLY REDUNDANT POSITION SENSOR

Integrated Device Technol...


1. A position sensor, comprising:a first position sensor board having first sensor coils and a first transmit coil;
a second position sensor board having second sensor coils and second transmit coil stacked with, and separated from by a distance Z, the first position sensor; and
at least one target positioned relative to the stacked first position sensor and second position sensor,
wherein the second transmit coil is shorted while the first transmit coil is active.

US Pat. No. 11,112,273

TWO MAGNET SENSOR SYSTEMS

KSR IP Holdings, LLC, Wi...


1. A sensing system comprising:a pair of sensors;
a target moves along a linear axis of movement with respect to the pair of sensors; and
a pair of magnets coupled to the target, each of the pair of magnets having a first end and a second end and each end having an opposite polarity, each of the second ends of the pair of magnets are positioned axially adjacent to one another in a system longitudinal direction,
wherein the pair of magnets provide a symmetrical field strength in a system vertical direction from a nadir positioned between the pair of magnets for determining a position of the target.

US Pat. No. 11,112,272

SENSOR INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Intertrust Technologies C...


1. A method performed by an information service provider system comprising a processor and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the information service provider system to perform the method, the method comprising:receiving, at an interface of the information service provider system, an indication of an intended destination of a mobile sensor platform;
identifying, based on the received indication of the intended destination of the mobile sensor platform and information included in an environmental information database managed by the information service provider system, a geographic area of interest, wherein identifying the geographic area of interest comprises:analyzing the information included in the environmental information database to identify desired environmental sensor data of interest to obtain, the desired environmental sensor data of interest being associated with the geographic area of interest, wherein identifying the desired environmental sensor data of interest comprises:analyzing the environmental information database to identify environmental sensor data that is not included in the environmental information database, and
identifying the environmental sensor data that is not included in the environmental information database as the desired environmental sensor data of interest;


identifying one or more proposed routes transiting, at least in part, the geographic area of interest, the one or more proposed routes having environmental sensor data to be collected by the information service provider system;
generating, using mapping information included in a mapping database, proposed route information for the mobile sensor platform, the proposed route information being associated with at least one of the one or more proposed routes; and
transmitting, from the interface of the information service provider system to a system associated with the mobile sensor platform, the proposed route information.

US Pat. No. 11,112,271

METHOD OF CALIBRATING A COMPUTERIZED LEVELING OFFSET METER

ISRAEL AEROSPACE INDUSTRI...


1. A method of calibrating a levelling offset meter (LOM) for calculating the angular offset between a plane parallel to the LOM and a predetermined reference plane, the LOM comprising a bull's eye spirit level having a bubble therein, and a processor operatively coupled to an imager, the method comprising:capturing, by the imager, a plurality of images of the spirit level, the plurality of images associated with a respective plurality of known angular offsets, each image being captured while the LOM is oriented with respect to the predetermined reference plane at the known angular offset associated with the image;
calculating, by the processor, in respect of each image, a pixel distance from the bubble center to a predetermined zero offset pixel, thereby obtaining in respect of the plurality of images a plurality of pixel distances, each pixel distance associated with a known angular offset;
fitting, by the processor, a function to a plurality of pairs of values, each pair of values comprising a pixel distance and its associated known angular offset, said function being useable to map a new pixel distance obtained in respect of a new image to a corresponding angular offset between a plane parallel to the LOM and the predetermined reference plane; and
storing the function in a memory.

US Pat. No. 11,112,270

ATTITUDE SELF-COMPENSATION METHOD TO THE TRANSMITTERS OF WMPS BASED ON INCLINOMETER

Tianjin University, Tian...


1. An attitude self-compensation method of transmitters of wMPS based on an inclinometer, comprising the following steps:step 1: arranging inclinometer-combined transmitters according to mechanism structures of the transmitters;
step 2: building a horizontal reference frame based on an automatic level and a guide rail;
step 3: calibrating a rotation relationship between an inclinometer and a transmitter coordinate system by referring to a horizontal reference frame according to a measurement model of the inclinometer and a rotation measurement model of the transmitter;
step 4: updating orientation parameters of the transmitters in real time according to output values of the inclinometer and a compensation algorithm for the orientation parameters.

US Pat. No. 11,112,269

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SELF-TESTING MEMS INERTIAL SENSORS

Analog Devices, Inc., Wi...


1. A system for testing a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) inertial sensor, the system comprising:test circuitry configured to:receive a response signal representing a response of the MEMS inertial sensor to a test signal generated by a signal generator;
generate an in-phase response signal by mixing a first reference signal with the response signal, wherein the first reference signal is based on the test signal;
generate a quadrature response signal by mixing the response signal with a second reference signal that is based on the test signal and is substantially in quadrature relative to the first reference signal;
determine, based on the quadrature response signal, whether the in-phase response signal is to be used for assessing a characteristic of the MEMS inertial sensor; and
when it is determined that the in-phase response signal is to be used for assessing the characteristic of the MEMS inertial sensor, assess the characteristic of the MEMS inertial sensor using the in-phase response signal.


US Pat. No. 11,112,268

ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR PERFORMING STEP COUNTING WITH FALSE-POSITIVE REJECTION

STMicroelectronics S.r.l....


1. A method, comprising:receiving multi-axis accelerometer data and gyroscope data representing a potential step taken by a user of an electronic device;
determining whether the potential step represented by the multi-axis accelerometer data and the gyroscope data is a false positive bycalculating statistical data from the multi-axis accelerometer data and the gyroscope data; and
applying a decision tree to the statistical data to determine whether the potential step is a false positive; and
if the potential step is not a false positive, performing a step detection process to determine from the multi-axis accelerometer data whether the potential step is a countable step and, if so, incrementing a step counter;

wherein performing the step detection process comprises:determining a magnitude of the multi-axis accelerometer data to produce first intermediate data;
filtering the first intermediate data using a bandpass filter to produce second intermediate data;
detecting peaks within the second intermediate data to produce third intermediate data;
performing an elaboration on the third intermediate data to produce fourth intermediate data;
performing a debouncing operation on the fourth intermediate data to determine whether the potential step is a countable step; and
incrementing the step counter if the potential step is a countable step;
wherein performance of the debouncing operation step includes counting a number of steps registered, and if the number of steps registered is equal to or exceeds a minimum count threshold number, then the potential step is a countable step, such that the step counter is equal to a total number of countable steps, excluding potential steps falling below the minimum count threshold number.


US Pat. No. 11,112,267

DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SPEED OF A VEHICLE USING A POSITIONAL INFORMATION DEVICE

INTELLECTUAL VENTURES II ...


1. A method for execution by a computing system comprising one or more processors, the method comprising:determining, by the computing system, based on location information and speed information for a plurality of devices, that an average speed of one or more of the plurality of devices within a region is below a threshold speed associated with the region; and
transmitting, from the computing system to a device in a vehicle, information related to congestion in the region, wherein the information related to congestion in the region causes the device in the vehicle to present a route that avoids the congestion in the region.

US Pat. No. 11,112,266

METHOD FOR MOTION-SYNCHRONIZED AR OR VR ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE

DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.,...


1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:determining a route of a vehicle from a starting point to a destination;
presenting a simulated audio or visual (A/V) experience to a passenger of the vehicle;
sensing ride information via a vehicle sensor directly coupled to the vehicle, the ride information corresponding to a motion of the vehicle as the vehicle travels along the route;
obtaining a trip criterion relevant to the route;
presenting a plurality of simulated event occurrences within the simulated A/V experience, wherein the simulated event occurrences are based on the ride information and the trip criterion;
adapting the simulated A/V experience based upon the ride information and the trip criterion, wherein the simulated A/V experience comprises an augmented reality (AR) story-telling narrative; and
receiving a passenger input selecting a quantity of simulated event occurrences, wherein a level of immersiveness of the simulated A/V experience is configured to be adjusted based on the selected quantity of simulated event occurrences.

US Pat. No. 11,112,265

DYNAMIC LOCALIZED MEDIA SYSTEMS AND METHODS

ChariTrek, Inc., Deer Pa...


1. A computer system comprising processing circuitry configured to provide user localized media experiences based on a user's data in a non-linear fashion, the dynamically providing user localized media experiences comprising:determining a proximity of the user to a first physical location, the designated physical location associated with a first collection of localized media experiences, each localized media experience in the first collection associated with media experience data configured for presentation to the user, and the first physical location being one of a plurality of non-ordered physical locations that are each associated with a corresponding collection of localized media experiences that is different from the first collection;
identifying media experience data associated with a first localized media experience in the first collection that was previously accessed by the user;
processing the media experience data associated with the first localized media experience to compile localized media experience data associated with a second localized media experience that is different than the media experience data associated with the first localized media experience, the second localized media experience selected from the first collection of localized media experiences based on the processing of the media experience data associated with the first localized media experience;
while the user is proximate to the first physical location, providing the media experience data associated with the second localized media experience to the user;
detecting the user has moved away from the first physical location into proximity to a second physical location selected by the user from among the plurality of non-ordered physical locations;
responsive to detecting the user is proximate to the second physical location, providing, to the user, media experience data associated with a third localized media experience that is selected from the collection of localized media experiences associated with the second physical location.

US Pat. No. 11,112,264

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RENDERING AN OVERPASS OBJECT USING MAP AND LINK DATA

BEIJING DIDI INFINITY TEC...


1. A system, comprising:a storage device including a set of instructions for displaying a rendered overpass on a 2D digital map; and
at least one processor in communication with the storage device, wherein when executing the set of instructions, the at least one processor is configured to cause the system to:obtain tile information associated with a region of interest (ROI) from a database;
extract, from the tile information, one or more links along a center line of an overpass in the ROI;
determine at least one intersection of the one or more links;
perform a topology analysis on the one or more links and the at least one intersection to generate a link chain of the one or more links;
determine a sequence of fusion based on the link chain;
construct a model of the overpass by fusing one or more sub-models according to the sequence of fusion, wherein the one or more sub-models correspond to a link type of the one or more links that have a same group-ID, the one or more sub-models comprise a flat board model and at least one side wall model, and to construct the flat board model and the at least one side wall model corresponding to the one or more links, the at least one processor is configured to cause the system to:for each of the one or more links,thicken the link in a width direction perpendicular to a main axis of the link to construct the flat board model;
extend, according to a first preset parameter, the flat board model in a direction perpendicular to a surface of the flat board model; and
construct the at least one side wall model on at least one side of the flat board model; and


render the model of the overpass.


US Pat. No. 11,112,263

INVENTORY QUANTITY PREDICTION FOR GEOSPATIAL ADS WITH TRIGGER PARAMETERS

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...


1. A method for providing an impression metric for locations associated with at least one organization on a map display, the method comprising:randomly selecting, by one or more processors, a set of geographic locations within one or more geographic regions within a geographic area;
for each geographic location in the set of the geographic locations, determining, by the one or more processors, a number of users displaying map data while meeting impression eligibility requirements for the geographic location based at least in part on location data determined by global positioning system (GPS) sensors in the users' client devices;
generating, by the one or more processors, a statistical model of impression data based on the number of users displaying map data while meeting the impression eligibility requirements for each geographic location in the set to estimate a number of users who will be displaying map data while meeting the impression eligibility requirements for one or more dispersed geographic locations within a predetermined time interval;
obtaining, at the one or more processors, a request for impression data for displaying map content indicative of one or more locations associated with an organization over a particular time interval;
applying, by the one or more processors, data associated with the request including the one or more organization locations to the statistical model to estimate an impression metric for the one or more organization locations during the particular time interval, the impression metric indicative of a number of users who will be displaying map data while meeting the impression eligibility requirements for the one or more organization locations;
providing, by the one or more processors, an indicator of the impression metric for display to a user within the organization; and
updating, by the one or more processors, the statistical model based on an additional determination of the number of users displaying map data while meeting the impression eligibility requirements for each geographic location to train the statistical model for subsequent use.

US Pat. No. 11,112,262

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PLANNING A PATH OF A VEHICLE


1. A method of planning a path of a vehicle, the method comprising:defining or obtaining an outer boundary of a work area or a field;
obtaining an implement path plan of an implement associated with a first vehicle, the implement path plan comprising a series of recorded position points along a recorded guidance path of the implement and a set of plant rows defined with reference to the recorded guidance path in the work area or the field;
determining a present position and present heading of a second vehicle in the work area or the field;
determining candidate passes of the second vehicle in alignment with the defined plant rows to provide area coverage of the work area or field within the defined boundary based on an implement width or swath of the second vehicle and row spacing of the second vehicle, wherein the defined plant rows are associated with one or more candidate passes and consistent with a planned guidance path to avoid damage to the plant rows;
from the present position and heading, displaying the determined candidate passes to minimize overlap of adjacent candidate passes of the second vehicle and to minimize total number of passes within the work area or field;
supporting selection of one of the displayed or presented candidate passes as the planned guidance path of the second vehicle consistent with the provision of area coverage of the work area or field;
providing, via an electronic display or an audio output device in conjunction with the selection by a vehicle operator, an efficiency indicator for the candidate passes based on estimated yield of a minimized unharvested zone within the field or work area, where the selection can be made verbally by the vehicle operator; and
wherein the efficiency indicator is audibly or verbally presented in order of sequence of ascending or descending score or numerical rank to support a spoken or verbal operator command as the selection of one of the displayed or presented candidate passes as the planned guidance path of the second vehicle.

US Pat. No. 11,112,261

NAVIGATION METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Brown University, Provid...


1. A system for guiding a visually impaired user, the system comprising:an image acquisition device comprising multiple cameras mounted on a wearable head unit, the image acquisition device configured to capture image data;
a plurality of path data stored in a database, the path data identifying traversable paths to and from selectable locations, wherein the path data is derived from previously captured images of the locations and the identified traversable paths include a map containing graph nodes representing defined locations, captured images, and annotations;
an inertial odometry sensor for identifying motion based on inertial measurements and providing inertial data pertaining to a location and a trajectory of a user being tracked;
a visual odometry processor for performing feature detection on the image data to obtain a plurality of features from the image data, wherein feature detection includes identifying curves, edges, and evaluating metadata of the image data;
an analysis processor for comparing the plurality of features from the image data and the plurality of stored path data to determine a user's location;
a map processor for automatically selecting the traversable path from the stored path data corresponding to the user's location and a user-selected destination location;
a navigation processor for guiding the user along the traversable path to the user-selected destination;
a haptic device configured to receive input from the navigation unit and render haptic gestures as non-audible guidance to the user on the traversable path to the destination; and
an audio interface configured to receive spoken input from the user and produce audio feedback to the user.