Quantum Patent Applications

POLAR BOSS COMPONENT FOR PRESSURIZED-GAS STORAGE ASSEMBLY

Granted: July 6, 2017
Application Number: 20170191622
A polar boss suitable for use in pressurized-gas assemblies. The polar boss includes a longitudinally extending part with a top surface with a recessed opening and a planar bottom surface. A channel extends through the polar boss, communicates with the recessed opening, and terminates at the bottom planar surface to serve as a passageway through the polar boss. A circular groove is provided on the planar bottom surface with inner and outer side walls, with helical threading provided on…

PET/MRI DEVICE, PET DEVICE, AND IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION SYSTEM

Granted: June 15, 2017
Application Number: 20170168127
A PET/MRI device includes an MRI device that has a measurement port, a PET detector that can be inserted into the measurement port, and a mechanism that can slide the PET detector into and out of the MRI measurement port. Thereby, the PET/MRI device allows MRI measurement during PET measurement.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SENSING SEISMIC ACOUSTIC SIGNALS

Granted: May 25, 2017
Application Number: 20170146674
A method for forming a sensing system responsive to a wavefield of acoustic or seismic signals. One embodiment includes providing a foil layer having first and second opposing surfaces and piezoelectric properties. The foil layer, configured as a sheet, is positioned about a frame surface which provides the foil layer a stable shape while permitting the sheet configuration of the foil layer to be responsive to a wavefield of seismic or acoustic energy. Coupling between the foil layer and…

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVED SEISMIC ACOUSTIC SENSOR PERFORMANCE

Granted: May 25, 2017
Application Number: 20170146689
A sensing system responsive to a wavefield of acoustic or seismic signals. In one embodiment, the system includes a frame having a surface of tubular shape about which a layer of piezoelectric material can be positioned to extend along a first direction. A piezoelectric element is positioned under tension to apply a force against the frame, which tension increases signal response of the element.

COLLISION ADVOIDANCE DEVICES UTILIZING LOW POWER WIRELESS NETWORKS, METHODS AND SYSTEMS UTILIZING SAME

Granted: May 4, 2017
Application Number: 20170124878
A collision warning device including a receiver for receiving a low power radio frequency signal from a nearby radio frequency signal source. A processor can be electrically coupled to the receiver and configured to analyze the radio frequency signal for determining whether the signal is from a source capable of colliding with the device. The processor can be configured to provide a warning signal when it determines a potential of a collision. A method, a low power radio frequency signal…

METHODS FOR NUCLEIC ACID SEQUENCING

Granted: April 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170107562
Methods of sequencing molecules based on luminescence lifetimes and/or intensities are provided. In some aspects, methods of sequencing nucleic acids involve determining the luminescence lifetimes, and optionally luminescence intensities, of a series of luminescently labeled nucleotides incorporated during a nucleic acid sequencing reaction.

AERODYNAMIC AND ADJUSTABLE EFFICIENT BACK OF CAB FUEL TANK HOUSING

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170080798
A back of cab enclosure which covers vertically mounted fuel tanks and manages airflow wherein laminar airflow is improved and turbulent airflow is decreased.

COMPOSITE MATERIAL FOR FLUORESCENT QUANTUM DOT MICRO-NANO PACKAGING

Granted: March 16, 2017
Application Number: 20170077328
A composite material for fluorescent quantum dot micro-nano packaging. The composite material comprises fluorescent quantum dots, a mesoporous particle material having a nanometer lattice structure, and a barrier layer, wherein the fluorescent quantum dots are distributed in the mesoporous particle material, and the barrier layer is coated on the outer surface of the mesoporous particle material. In the composite material according to the invention, the quantum dot aggregation can be…

COOPERATING TANK AND RACK SUPERSTRUCTURE

Granted: March 2, 2017
Application Number: 20170057348
A cooperating rack structure comprising at least two modules affixed to legs and a method of reduced weight vertical storage of fuel tanks for use in motor vehicles wherein the fuel tanks form a cooperating portion of the rack superstructure.

Birdcage Resonator for Magnetic Resonance

Granted: February 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170052235
In some aspects, a resonator device for magnetic resonance applications is described. In some examples, the resonator device includes a resonator body that includes a periodic arrangement of cells about a central interior region. Each cell includes a dielectric substrate and a conductor disposed on the dielectric substrate. The periodic arrangement of the cells defines a periodic network of inductive and capacitive elements adapted to produce a magnetic field in the central interior…

MOVING-BODY TRACKING DEVICE FOR RADIATION THERAPY, IRRADIATION REGION DETERMINING DEVICE FOR RADIATION THERAPY, AND RADIATION THERAPY DEVICE

Granted: February 16, 2017
Application Number: 20170043184
A radiation therapy apparatus includes a radiation irradiation unit 35, an X-ray imaging unit 36, a CT imaging device 37, a treatment planning device 38, and a controller 10. The controller 10 includes a CT image deformation amount calculation unit 11, a shape calculation unit 12, an irradiation region determining unit 13, an X-ray image deformation amount calculation unit 14, a position calculation unit 15, a template matching unit 16, a comparison unit 17, a correction unit 18, and an…

A DEVICE FOR LIFTING AND TRANSPORTING SHEET MATERIAL

Granted: February 16, 2017
Application Number: 20170044782
A device for lifting and transporting sheet material includes a base portion; wheels on which the base portion is supported; a mast that extends upwardly from the base portion; a boom that extends from a first end outwardly from the mast to a second end; a supporting head that is configured to support sheet material; and a pivot coupling at the second end of the boom. The pivot coupling is arranged to couple the supporting head to the boom, and enable the supporting head to be rotated…

RADIOTHERAPY APPARATUS AND RADIOTHERAPY METHOD

Granted: February 16, 2017
Application Number: 20170046856
A radiotherapy apparatus includes an receiver receiving a first projection image of a calibration object under X-ray imaging; a storing portion storing an ideal projection image of the calibration object, the ideal projection image generated based on design information of an X-ray imaging structure, positional information of the calibration object, and volume data of the calibration object; a calculator calculating a transformation parameter for transforming the first projection image…

ELECTROCHEMICAL TREATMENT OF HYDROCARBONS

Granted: February 2, 2017
Application Number: 20170034897
Disclosed are methods and systems of producing plasma from a polar liquid under relatively benign conditions of temperature and pressure, by providing at least one dielectric medium in contact with the polar liquid, such that an interface forms between the liquid and the medium; and creating an electric potential across the interface to produce plasma from the polar liquid inside the dielectric medium. The plasma may be used to convert hydrocarbons into useful products or intermediates.

DOCUMENT CAPTURE USING CLIENT-BASED DELTA ENCODING WITH SERVER

Granted: January 19, 2017
Application Number: 20170017650
When different client devices request the same document, most of content of the response from the server (i.e. the response document from a web server) will be the same. Embodiments allow the client devices to use fingerprints, i.e. hashes, sent by a capture system to pinpoint only the changing portions of the document instead of sending the entire document. In various embodiments, the client compares client-generated fingerprints for the document with capture system-generated…

INTEGRATED DEVICE FOR TEMPORAL BINNING OF RECEIVED PHOTONS

Granted: December 29, 2016
Application Number: 20160377543
An integrated circuit includes a photodetection region configured to receive incident photons. The photodetection region is configured to produce a plurality of charge carriers in response to the incident photons. The integrated circuit also includes at least one charge carrier storage region. The integrated circuit also includes a charge carrier segregation structure configured to selectively direct charge carriers of the plurality of charge carriers into the at least one charge carrier…

INTEGRATED DEVICE FOR TEMPORAL BINNING OF RECEIVED PHOTONS

Granted: December 29, 2016
Application Number: 20160380025
An integrated circuit includes a photodetection region configured to receive incident photons. The photodetection region is configured to produce a plurality of charge carriers in response to the incident photons. The integrated circuit also includes at least one charge carrier storage region. The integrated circuit also includes a charge carrier segregation structure configured to selectively direct charge carriers of the plurality of charge carriers into the at least one charge carrier…

BATTERY SYSTEMS HAVING MULTIPLE INDEPENDENTLY CONTROLLED SETS OF BATTERY CELLS

Granted: December 29, 2016
Application Number: 20160380315
Provided are battery systems having multiple independently controlled sets of battery cells and method of using these systems to power, for example, drive trains of electric and hybrid vehicles. A battery system includes two or more sets of battery cells. Each set can be discharged and/or charged independently of another set based on different factors, such as a current power demand, power output capabilities of each set, and other like factors. One or multiple sets can be used to…

Device for Providing Body Temperature Regulation and/or Therapeutic Light Directed to Vasculature

Granted: December 22, 2016
Application Number: 20160367833
One bracelet embodiment provides therapeutic blood irradiation at a first wrist region using a first module, and body temperature regulation/irradiation at a second wrist region using a second module. A connector couples one end of the modules together, while an attachment band releasably couples the second ends together, for attachment to the wrist. The first module includes first and second distributed pluralities of lights respectively emitting 850 and 660 nm wavelengths, and a third…

PULSED LASER AND BIOANALYTIC SYSTEM

Granted: December 22, 2016
Application Number: 20160369332
Apparatus and methods for producing ultrashort optical pulses are described. A high-power, solid-state, passively mode-locked laser can be manufactured in a compact module that can be incorporated into a portable instrument for biological or chemical analyses. The pulsed laser may produce sub-100-ps optical pulses at a repetition rate commensurate with electronic data-acquisition rates. The optical pulses may excite samples in reaction chambers of the instrument, and be used to generate…