Quantum Patent Grants

Dynamic differential thermal measurement systems and methods

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9546907
Dynamic Digital Modulation obtains thermal image data on active semiconductor devices with sufficient sensitivity to be used in situ with packaged devices. These techniques can be applied to dynamic failures, but can also produce quantitative data of actual power dissipation as the device is placed into different operational modes. The thermal image results can be analyzed to assist in thermal management and assessing reliability and failure analysis issues in semiconductor devices.

Waveguide structure for mid-IR multiwavelength concatenated distributed-feedback laser with an active core made of cascaded stages

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9547124
Concatenated distributed feedback lasers having novel waveguides are disclosed. The waveguides allow for coupling of the laser beam between active and passive waveguide structures and improved device design and output efficiency. Methods of making along with methods of using such devices are also disclosed.

Quantum cascade laser design with stepped well active region

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9548590
Included are embodiments of a quantum cascade laser structure. Some embodiments include a plurality of quantum wells and a plurality of barriers, at least a portion of which define an active region. In some embodiments, a photon is emitted in the active region when an electron transitions from an upper laser state in the active region to a lower laser state in the active region. Additionally, a final quantum well in the plurality of quantum wells may define the active region, where the…

Inclined pet device and pet combined device

Granted: January 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9538964
An inclined PET device is provided in which the cut plane of a detector ring upon which a plurality of PET detectors are disposed is inclined so that it does not intersect perpendicularly with the long axis of a bed that carries a subject to be examined and in which an open space that passes through the bed in a direction perpendicular to the long axis thereof is formed, in order to enable access to the subject to be examined. The PET detectors are disposed and stacked in a direction…

Protective coatings for conversion material cathodes

Granted: January 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9543564
Battery systems using coated conversion materials as the active material in battery cathodes are provided herein. Protective coatings may be an oxide, phosphate, or fluoride, and may be lithiated. The coating may selectively isolate the conversion material from the electrolyte. Methods for fabricating batteries and battery systems with coated conversion material are also provided herein.

Composite pressure tank identification and tracking

Granted: January 3, 2017
Patent Number: 9534738
Disclosed is a device, system and methods for tracking conductive composite pressurized gaseous storage tanks. The system including anchoring an RFID device in a non-conductive blind boss. Wherein the anchor material has a low dielectric and has minimal reflection if RF energy.

Sample analysis method

Granted: January 3, 2017
Patent Number: 9535033
The analysis method allows analysis of samples with high sensitivity, irrespective of interelectrode distance. The method includes: a step of applying a voltage between a first electrode pair such that an electric field is formed in a direction intersecting a migration direction of a sample; a step of placing a solution, including an electrochemically active molecule that produces a redox reaction at the electrode pair, between the first electrode pair; a step of causing the sample to…

Immediate recovery of virtual machine using deduplication device and snapshots

Granted: January 3, 2017
Patent Number: 9535915
Example apparatus and methods use two types of storage to improve boot time associated with recovering a virtual machine running on a hypervisor. The first storage is deduplication based and the second storage is not deduplication based. Example apparatus and methods may read data from the first storage to support operations immediately upon the VM booting and until a full recovery has been completed. Example apparatus and methods may also write a snapshot to the second storage and then…

Method for actively damping a ship's motion as well as such an active roll stabilisation system

Granted: December 27, 2016
Patent Number: 9527557
The invention relates to a method and device for actively damping a ship's motion while the ship is sailing including driving at least one first rotatable damping element that extends from the ship's hull, below the water line, on a side of the ship. According to the invention, the method is characterized by the steps of: i) sensing the ship's motion and sailing speed, ii) generating and delivering control signals on the basis of step i), iii) rotatably driving the stabilization…

Metadata storage in unused portions of a virtual disk file

Granted: December 20, 2016
Patent Number: 9524122
Embodiments disclosed herein provide systems and method for storing metadata to unused portions of a virtual disk file. In a particular embodiment, a method provides selecting a virtual disk file stored on a data storage volume and identifying unused portions of the virtual disk file. The method further provides writing metadata for the virtual disk file in the unused portions of the virtual disk file.

Short oxygen delignification method

Granted: December 6, 2016
Patent Number: 9512560
A short oxygen delignification method employs a mixing assembly including a mixing chamber having an interior wall which is generally symmetrical about a central longitudinal axis. At least one inlet is used to introduce paper pulp, a basic compound, optional steam and an oxygen-containing gas into the mixing chamber. At least one axial baffle is connected to and extends along the interior wall. At least one transverse baffle is connected to and extends from the interior wall transverse…

Handpiece with integrated optical system for photothermal radiometry and luminescence measurements

Granted: November 29, 2016
Patent Number: 9506808
An apparatus is provided for performing photothermal measurements on a object. The apparatus, which may be provided as a handpiece, houses optical components including a laser, an infrared detector, a dichroic beamsplitter, and focusing and beam directing optics for the delivery of a laser beam to, and the collection of photothermal radiation from, a measured object. Some of the optical components may be provided on an optical bench that is directly attached to a thermally conductive tip…

Method for controlling substance moving speed and apparatus for controlling the same

Granted: November 29, 2016
Patent Number: 9506894
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for controlling the moving speed of a substance, both of which can adjust the moving speed of a substance to a desired speed. The control method and control apparatus cause a substance to pass through an internal space, in which an electro-osmotic flow is generated, of a surround electrode formed so as to surround part of the moving path of the substance, whereby the control method and control apparatus change the moving speed of the…

Measuring system capable of separating liquid and determining boundary of separated liquid

Granted: November 22, 2016
Patent Number: 9498154
A boundary calculating unit is provided for determining boundaries between separated plasma and blood cell or air and plasma whose image is picked up by an image pickup unit. With such boundary calculating unit provided, the boundaries between the separated plasma and blood cell or air and plasma can be determined, and areas of the separated air, plasma, and blood cell can be determined accurately. Particularly, a straight line drawing unit is provided for drawing, on the image picked…

Erasure code prioritization

Granted: November 22, 2016
Patent Number: 9501353
Example apparatus and methods selectively generate and store erasure codes differently based on priorities associated with the erasure codes or based on conditions in a data storage system (DSS) that protects messages using erasure codes. Producing a systematic erasure code (EC) may be prioritized over producing a non-systematic EC. Producing an EC associated with correcting X erasures may be prioritized over producing an EC associated with correcting Y erasures, X and Y being numbers,…

Data deduplication with adaptive erasure code redundancy

Granted: November 22, 2016
Patent Number: 9503127
Example apparatus and methods combine erasure coding with data deduplication to simultaneously reduce the overall redundancy in data while increasing the redundancy of unique data. In one embodiment, an efficient representation of a data set is produced by deduplication. The efficient representation reduces duplicate data in the data set. Redundancy is then added back into the data set using erasure coding. The redundancy that is added back in adds protection to the unique data…

Crystalline phase of (3S,3S?) 4,4?-disulfanediylbis(3-aminobutane 1-sulfonic acid) with L-lysine

Granted: November 8, 2016
Patent Number: 9487477
The present invention relates to a new crystalline phase of (3S,3S?) 4,4?-disulfanediylbis(3-aminobutane 1-sulfonic acid) (ABSD) with L-lysine and its use, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry, and to processes for preparation thereof. The invention is also directed to pharmaceutical compositions containing at least one crystalline phase of (3S,3S?) 4,4?-disulfanediylbis(3-aminobutane 1-sulfonic acid) (ABSD) with L-lysine and to the therapeutic or prophylactic use of such…

Radioactive substance detection device, radiation source location visibility system, and radioactive substance detection method

Granted: November 8, 2016
Patent Number: 9488602
A radioactive substance detection device that detects a radioactive substance being present in a specified direction. A radiation detection element having a thickness that stops and detects a characteristic X-ray arriving from a radioactive substance being present in the specified direction that radiates both gamma rays and the characteristic X-rays, and allows the gamma ray arriving from the radioactive substance to pass through. A screening body having a thickness that screens out…

Heuristic journal reservations

Granted: November 1, 2016
Patent Number: 9483356
Example apparatus and methods reserve space in a journal using an observation based approach instead of a fixed sized approach or a worst case scenario approach. One example method receives a request to allocate space in a journal to support a file system transaction. The example method reserves an amount of space in the journal based on a pre-existing reservation size estimate. Unlike conventional systems, the estimate is not based on a worst-case scenario. The example method observes…

Electrochemical treatment of hydrocarbons

Granted: October 18, 2016
Patent Number: 9474140
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.