Quantum Patent Applications

MEDICAL IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND RADIOTHERAPEUTIC APPARATUS

Granted: August 17, 2017
Application Number: 20170231586
A medical image processing apparatus, includes: a reconstructed moving image obtainer that obtains a reconstructed moving image; a focus region identifier that identifies a first focus region corresponding to the designated focus; a fluoroscopic moving image obtainer that obtains at least one-period data on a fluoroscopic moving image; a second characteristics identifier that identifies each of two or more second characteristics regions corresponding to the internal body portion; a…

Quantum Mechanical/X-Ray Crystallography Diagnostic for Proteins

Granted: August 10, 2017
Application Number: 20170228495
The invention is a diagnostic which overlays quantum mechanical analysis to x-ray crystallography data from one or more proteins to assess and identify the real world conformation, protonation and solvent effects of one or more moieties in said protein. This “overlay” occurs by scoring and identifying the protomer/tautomer states of the moieties using quantum mechanical analysis. The diagnostic results of the present invention accurately identify protein-ligand binding, rendered as…

CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM IRRADIATION APPARATUS

Granted: August 10, 2017
Application Number: 20170229281
A charged particle beam irradiation apparatus according to an embodiment includes: a first scanning electromagnet device configured to deflect a charged particle beam to a second direction that is substantially perpendicular to a first direction along which the charged particle beam enters, the first scanning electromagnet device having an aperture on an outlet side larger than that on an inlet side; and a second scanning electromagnet device configured to deflect the charged particle…

USING A MESOSCOPIC SYSTEM TO GENERATE ENTANGLEMENT

Granted: July 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170213144
In some aspects, a mesoscopic system is used to generate entanglement, for example, on a pair of qubits. In some implementations, the mesoscopic system includes a first spin, a second spin and multiple other spins. The initial state of the first and second spins can be separable (non-entangled) states. Measurement outcomes are obtained by performing projective measurements on the mesoscopic system. Based on the measurement outcomes, an entangled state of the first and second spins is…

Generating a Control Sequence for Quantum Control

Granted: July 27, 2017
Application Number: 20170214410
In some aspects, a control system interacts with a quantum system. IN some instances, the quantum system includes qubits that respond to a control signal generated by the control system, and the control system is configured to generate the control signal in response to an input signal. A control sequence (which may include, for example, a sequence of values for the input signal) can be generated by a computing system based on a target operation to be applied to the qubits. The control…

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…