Quantum Patent Grants

Display screen or portion thereof with a graphical user interface

Granted: April 16, 2019
Patent Number: D845970

Ultra high pressure pump with an alternating rotation to linear displacement drive mechanism

Granted: April 16, 2019
Patent Number: 10260488
A high pressure pump including a linear actuator having a servo motor to axially rotate a hollow rotor shaft in alternating directions, the servo motor having a stator positioned co-axially around the hollow rotor shaft with an interior of the rotor shaft being co-axially coupled to a drive member to convert axial rotation into reciprocal displacement, the drive member being constrained against linear movement and supporting a shaft. At least one piston is coupled to the shaft and the…

Nano-gap electrode pair and method of manufacturing same

Granted: April 16, 2019
Patent Number: 10261066
A system for detecting a biomolecule comprises a nano-gap electrode device including a first electrode and a second electrode adjacent to the first electrode. The first electrode can be separated from the second electrode by a nano-gap that is dimensioned to permit the biomolecule to flow through the nano-gap. The nano-gap can have at least a first gap region and a second gap region. The second gap region can be oriented at an angle that is greater than zero degrees with respect to a…

Apparatuses, systems and methods for constructing unique identifiers

Granted: April 16, 2019
Patent Number: 10263967
An apparatus for producing unique user specific identifiers including capturing user specific biometric data, kinetic data, biokinetic data, kinetic data and biometric data, biokinetic data and biometric data, and kinetic data, biokinetic data and biometric data and generating unique user specific identifiers.

Pulsed laser and bioanalytic system

Granted: April 2, 2019
Patent Number: 10246742
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…

Photon sources with multiple cavities for generation of individual photons

Granted: April 2, 2019
Patent Number: 10247969
A photon source device includes a substrate and a first waveguide arranged on the substrate. The first waveguide is coupled with a first pair of reflectors defining a first resonant cavity in the first waveguide. The first resonant cavity is configured for outputting a first output wavelength and a second output wavelength. The first pair of reflectors include a partial reflector for the first output wavelength and a partial reflector for the second output wavelength. The photon source…

Ultra high pressure pump with an alternating rotation to linear displacement drive mechanism

Granted: March 26, 2019
Patent Number: 10240588
A high pressure pump including a linear actuator having a servo motor to axially rotate a hollow rotor shaft in alternating directions, the servo motor having a stator positioned co-axially around the hollow rotor shaft with an interior of the rotor shaft being co-axially coupled to a drive member to convert axial rotation into reciprocal displacement, the drive member being constrained against linear movement and supporting a shaft. At least one piston is coupled to the shaft and the…

PET device, PET-MRI apparatus, and image processing method

Granted: March 19, 2019
Patent Number: 10234570
In a PET device, a first detector includes a plurality of first scintillators and detects gamma rays emitted from positron-emitting radionuclides injected into a subject. A second detector is provided on the outer circumferential side of the first detector, includes a plurality of second scintillators arranged in an arrangement surface density lower than that of the first scintillators, and detects gamma rays that have passed through the first detector. A counted information acquiring…

Log structured block device for hard disk drive

Granted: March 19, 2019
Patent Number: 10235101
Example apparatus and methods provide a log structured block device for a hard disk drive (HDD). Data that is to be stored on an HDD is serialized and written as a series of data blocks using a sequential write. Information about where individual data blocks were supposed to be written (e.g., actual address, neighboring data blocks), where data blocks were actually written, and how often data blocks are accessed is maintained. During garbage collection, data blocks that are being…

Power savings in cold storage

Granted: March 19, 2019
Patent Number: 10235239
Methods and apparatus associated with data cold storage are described. Example apparatus include an array of data storage devices arranged in rows and columns. Columns of the array are orthogonal to rows. A row has an associated row-centric power supply, and a column has an associated column-centric local electronics module (LEM) that controls a data storage device in the column independently of other data storage devices in the array. Example apparatus include logics that control a…

Birdcage resonator for magnetic resonance

Granted: March 5, 2019
Patent Number: 10222432
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…

Optical dual-comb source apparatuses including optical microresonator

Granted: March 5, 2019
Patent Number: 10224688
Provided is an optical source apparatus that may generate two different optical frequency combs. The optical source apparatus includes an optical resonator and a continuous wave laser emitting laser light having a spectrum component corresponding to a resonance frequency of the optical resonator, and the optical resonator is configured to generate a first frequency comb and a second frequency comb having different modes by interacting with the laser light emitted by the continuous wave…

Spin-orbit states of neutron wave packets

Granted: February 26, 2019
Patent Number: 10215715
In a general aspect, the spin angular momentum of a neutron wave packet is coupled with the orbital angular momentum of the neutron wave packet. In some instances, an initial state of a neutron wave packet is generated. The neutron wave packet in the initial state has a spin angular momentum that is polarized in an axial direction. The neutron wave packet is directed through a quadrupole magnetic field that couples the spin angular momentum of the neutron wave packet with an orbital…

Method and device for identifying nucleotide, and method and device for determining nucleotide sequence of polynucleotide

Granted: February 12, 2019
Patent Number: 10202644
The present invention provides technology that uses current measurements to identify nucleotides and determine a nucleotide sequence in polynucleotides. The present invention calculates a modal value of a tunnel current that arises when a nucleotide or polynucleotide for analysis passes through between electrodes, and then employs the calculated modal value. The present invention accordingly enables direct rapid implementation to identify nucleotides and to determine a nucleotide…

High surface area anode with volume expansion features

Granted: February 12, 2019
Patent Number: 10205155
A high surface area anode structure for a lithium ion secondary battery including an anolyte layer, wherein the anolyte layer includes vacant space formed within a percolating network for lithium deposition thereupon.

Niobium-germanium superconducting photon detector

Granted: February 5, 2019
Patent Number: 10197440
The various embodiments described herein include methods, devices, and systems for fabricating and operating niobium-germanium-based superconducting devices. In one aspect, a device includes a superconducting nanowire composed of niobium-germanium, a protective layer configured to inhibit oxidation of the superconducting nanowire, and a current source configured to supply a current to the superconducting nanowire. In another aspect, a method of fabrication includes: (1) depositing a…

Using a cavity to polarize a spin ensemble

Granted: February 5, 2019
Patent Number: 10197641
In some aspects, polarization of a spin ensemble can be increased using cavity-based techniques. A resonator applies drive field to a spin ensemble in a static magnetic field. The drive field couples the spin ensemble with a cavity, and the coupling increases the polarization of the spin ensemble. In some cases, the cavity is detuned from the spin- resonance frequency, and the Rabi frequency associated with the drive field can be matched to the cavity detuning.

Using a thermally-isolated cavity to polarize a spin ensemble

Granted: February 5, 2019
Patent Number: 10197642
In some aspects, polarization of a spin ensemble can be increased using cavity-based techniques. A resonator applies a drive field to a spin ensemble in a sample in a static magnetic field. The drive field couples the spin ensemble with a cavity, and the coupling increases the polarization of the spin ensemble. In some cases, the sample is thermally insulated from the cavity, for example, to maintain the sample at a higher temperature than the cavity. In some implementations, the spin…

Transferring spin polarization

Granted: February 5, 2019
Patent Number: 10197643
In some aspects, polarization of a spin ensemble can be increased using cavity-based techniques. A sample contains a first spin ensemble and a second spin ensemble. A drive field couples the first spin ensemble with a cavity, and the coupling increases the polarization of the first spin ensemble. Polarization is transferred from the first spin ensemble to the second spin ensemble. In some examples, the polarization is transferred from a solvent or an abundant species to a solute or a…

Lithium rich nickel manganese cobalt oxide (LR-NMC)

Granted: February 5, 2019
Patent Number: 10199649
Set forth herein are positive electrode active material compositions, e.g., lithium-rich nickel manganese cobalt oxides. The lithium-rich nickel manganese cobalt oxides set forth herein are characterized, in some examples, by an expanded unit cell which maximizes the uniform distribution of transition metals in the crystalline oxide. Also set forth herein are positive electrode thin films including lithium-rich nickel manganese cobalt oxide materials. Disclosed herein are novel and…