Quantum Patent Grants

Clock generation for a photonic quantum computer to convert electrical pulses into a plurality of clock signals

Granted: August 13, 2019
Patent Number: 10379420
A system for generating clock signals for a photonic quantum computing system includes a pump photon source configured to generate a plurality of pump photon pulses at a first repetition rate, a waveguide optically coupled to the pump photon source, and a photon-pair source optically coupled to the first waveguide. The system also includes a photodetector optically coupled to the photon-pair source and configured to generate a plurality of electrical pulses in response to detection of at…

File system with multi-class in situ tiered archiving

Granted: August 13, 2019
Patent Number: 10380066
Example apparatus and methods provide a file system that stores files in multiple different logical units. The logical units are associated with different classes of devices. The file system interacts with the logical units through block-based interfaces. The file system is a single file system that spans the multiple logical units. The multiple different logical units include data storage devices for which the file system manages block storage allocation and an object storage system…

Heuristic journal reservations

Granted: August 13, 2019
Patent Number: 10380068
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…

Combined amplitude-time and phase modulation

Granted: August 13, 2019
Patent Number: 10382246
A system and method are provided relating generally to data transmission and more particularly to modulation techniques offering increased data transmission rates. To so provide, a first amplitude-time modulated (ATM) signal and a first phase modulated signal are combined at a first combiner to produce a complex wave modulation signal, and the complex wave modulation signal and an additional signal are combined at a second combiner to produce a second complex wave modulation signal. The…

Battery thermal management system and methods of use

Granted: August 6, 2019
Patent Number: 10369899
Set forth herein are systems and methods for determining battery heating conditions and pre-heating lead times of at least a minute or more, based on input parameters and sets of input parameters, to predictively and dynamically heat a secondary battery so that the battery has a specific power output and performance level when used in an electric or hybrid vehicle application.

Multifunctional system for damping a ship's motion

Granted: August 6, 2019
Patent Number: 10370069
The invention relates to a device for damping a vessel's motion using a lifting effect, comprising at least one first stabilisation element that extends from the vessel's hull, below the water line, on a side of the vessel, which at least one stabilisation element is configured as a wing, sensor means for sensing the vessel's motion and delivering control signals on the basis thereof, as well as moving means for moving the at least one wing-shaped stabilisation element relative to the…

Optical system and assay chip for probing, detecting and analyzing molecules

Granted: August 6, 2019
Patent Number: 10371634
Apparatus and methods for analyzing single molecule and performing nucleic acid sequencing. An apparatus can include an assay chip that includes multiple pixels with sample wells configured to receive a sample, which, when excited, emits emission energy; at least one element for directing the emission energy in a particular direction; and a light path along which the emission energy travels from the sample well toward a sensor. The apparatus also includes an instrument that interfaces…

Efficient spin polarization

Granted: August 6, 2019
Patent Number: 10371767
In some aspects, polarization of a spin ensemble can be increased using cavity-based techniques. A cavity is coupled with a spin ensemble, and a drive field generates an interaction between the cavity and the spin ensemble. In some cases, the interaction increases the polarization of the spin ensemble faster than the thermal (T1) relaxation process or any other thermal polarizing process affecting the spin ensemble. In some cases, polarization is increased by iteratively acting on…

Coupled resonator photon-pair sources

Granted: August 6, 2019
Patent Number: 10372014
Techniques disclosed herein relate to photon sources with high spectral purity and high brightness. In one embodiment, a photon-pair source includes a pump waveguide, a first resonator coupled to the pump waveguide to couple pump photons from the pump waveguide into the first resonator, a second resonator coupled to the first resonator, and an output waveguide coupled to the second resonator. The second resonator is configured to convert the pump photons into photon pairs. The second…

Metadata peering with improved inodes

Granted: August 6, 2019
Patent Number: 10372684
Example apparatus and methods concern metadata peering that allows a file system to address a file in a local namespace while actually accessing the file using an address used by a shared secondary storage. This allows the file system to operate unmodified and more efficiently in a native mode that addresses files in the shared secondary storage using addresses local to a computer running the file system. An example method accesses an inode associated with a file that is stored in a…

Composite electrolytes

Granted: August 6, 2019
Patent Number: 10374254
Set forth herein are electrolyte compositions that include both organic and inorganic constituent components and which are suitable for use in rechargeable batteries. Also set forth herein are methods and systems for making and using these composite electrolytes.

Superconducting logic components

Granted: August 6, 2019
Patent Number: 10374611
The various embodiments described herein include methods, devices, and systems for implementing logic gates. In one aspect, a circuit includes: (1) a superconducting component having a plurality of alternating narrow and wide portions; (2) a plurality of heat sources, each heat source of the plurality of heat sources coupled to a corresponding narrow portion of the plurality of alternating narrow and wide portions and configured to selectively provide heat to the corresponding narrow…

Active roll stabilisation system for damping a ship's motion

Granted: July 30, 2019
Patent Number: 10363999
The invention relates to a system for actively damping a ship's motion, comprising at least one first rotatable stabilization element extending from the ship's hull, below the water line, on a side of the ship, sensor means for sensing the ship's motion and delivering control signals on the basis thereof to driving means for rotatably driving the stabilization element for the purpose of damping the ship's motion being sensed, as well as moving means for moving the stabilization element…

Randomized compiling for quantum computation

Granted: July 23, 2019
Patent Number: 10360088
In a general aspect, randomized compiling techniques for quantum computing are described. In some aspects, an initial quantum-logic gate sequence is received. A modified quantum-logic gate sequence is generated by applying virtual random gates to the initial quantum-logic gate sequence, such that the initial quantum-logic gate sequence is logically equivalent to the modified quantum-logic gate sequence. The modified quantum-logic gate sequence can be provided to a quantum information…

Annealed garnet electrolyte separators

Granted: July 23, 2019
Patent Number: 10361455
Set forth herein are pellets, thin films, and monoliths of lithium-stuffed garnet electrolytes having engineered surfaces. These engineered surfaces have a list of advantageous properties including, but not limited to, low surface area resistance, high Li+ ion conductivity, low tendency for lithium dendrites to form within or thereupon when the electrolytes are used in an electrochemical cell. Other advantages include voltage stability and long cycle life when used in electrochemical…

Superconducting logic circuits

Granted: July 23, 2019
Patent Number: 10361703
The various embodiments described herein include methods, devices, and systems for implementing logic gates. In one aspect, a circuit includes: (1) superconducting components; (2) heat sources, each coupled to a corresponding superconducting component and configured to selectively provide heat to that component; and (3) a current source coupled to the superconducting components and configured to selectively provide: (a) a first current to bias the components such that combination of the…

Apparatus and method for purifying gases and method of regenerating the same

Granted: July 16, 2019
Patent Number: 10352617
A method and device for purifying a process gas mixture, such as a cryogen gas, in which impurity components of the mixture are removed by de-sublimation via cryo-condensation. The gas mixture is cooled to a temperature well below the condensation temperature of the impurities, by direct exchange of the gas mixture with a cooling source disposed in a first region of the device. The de-sublimated or frozen impurities collect about the cooling region surfaces, and ultimately transferred to…

Garnet materials for Li secondary batteries and methods of making and using garnet materials

Granted: July 9, 2019
Patent Number: 10347936
Set forth herein are garnet material compositions, e.g., lithium-stuffed garnets and lithium-stuffed garnets doped with alumina, which are suitable for use as electrolytes and catholytes in solid state battery applications. Set forth herein are lithium-stuffed garnet thin films having fine grains therein. Disclosed herein are novel and inventive methods of making and using lithium-stuffed garnets as catholytes, electrolytes and/or anolytes for all solid state lithium rechargeable…

Lithium-stuffed garnet electrolytes with secondary phase inclusions

Granted: July 9, 2019
Patent Number: 10347937
The instant disclosure sets forth multiphase lithium-stuffed garnet electrolytes having secondary phase inclusions, wherein these secondary phase inclusions are material(s) which is/are not a cubic phase lithium-stuffed garnet but which is/are entrapped or enclosed within a lithium-stuffed garnet. When the secondary phase inclusions described herein are included in a lithium-stuffed garnet at 30-0.1 volume %, the inclusions stabilize the multiphase matrix and allow for improved sintering…

Enrichment of nucleic acid targets

Granted: July 2, 2019
Patent Number: 10337054
Methods and apparatus providing for the isolation of an unknown mutation from a sample comprising wild type nucleic acids and mutated nucleic acids through the application of time-varying driving fields and periodically varying mobility-altering fields to the sample within in an affinity matrix.