US Pat. No. 9,979,306

PHASE FEED-FORWARD CONTROL FOR OUTPUT VOLTAGE AC LINE RIPPLE SUPPRESSION IN DIGITAL POWER SUPPLY

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. A power supply comprising:a. a first stage boost converter configured to convert an input AC voltage to an output DC voltage and to perform power factor correction, wherein the first stage boost converter comprises a PFC digital controller configured to sense a PFC output current and a PFC output voltage, to determine a phase difference between the PFC output current and the PFC output voltage, and to generate and output a digital signal signifying the determined phase difference;
b. a second stage isolated converter coupled to the first stage boost convert and configured to receive as input the PFC output voltage and to output a DC output voltage, wherein the second stage isolated converter includes a DC-DC digital controller configured to sense the DC output voltage and to regulate the DC output voltage; and
c. a low speed optical coupler coupled to the PFC digital controller and the DC-DC digital controller to receive as input the digital signal output from the PFC digital controller and to provide as output the digital signal to the DC-DC digital controller, wherein the DC-DC digital controller is further configured to provide AC voltage ripple suppression using a phase compensation determined according to the digital signal.

US Pat. No. 9,513,551

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING A PHOTOMASK ON A PHOTOPOLYMERIC SURFACE

DIGIFLEX LTD., Kfar Saba...

1. A process for producing a photo-mask on a photopolymeric surface, comprising:
providing a photopolymeric surface having been coated with a film, wherein said film is comprised of
at least one active component,
at least one agent selected from the group consisting of a multi-valent salt, an acid, an acidic buffer solution, and a poly-cationic
polymer,

at least one wetting agent,
at least one polymeric anti-crystallization agent,
at least one plasticizer,
optionally at least one additive selected from the group consisting of a penetrating agent, a humectant, and a polymer,
and at least one second material which is the same or different from the at least one active component; and
directly printing on said film at least one ink, wherein
said at least one ink is comprised of at least one anionic polymer, the at least one anionic polymer undergoing a first interaction
with at least one of the at least one active component, the at least one agent, or the at least one second material, and wherein

the first interaction is a chemical reaction, a physical reaction, or a combination thereof that affects immobilization of
a plurality of ink droplets as a corresponding plurality of immobilized ink dots on the film, said immobilization forming
a UV-absorbing pattern on top of said film.

US Pat. No. 9,352,544

PROCESS FOR DRY-COATING FLEXOGRAPHIC SURFACES

DIGIFLEX LTD., Kfar Saba...

1. A process for printing an ink formulation, said process comprising:
(a) providing an ink receptive solid material film on a sacrificial surface (sheet), the film having a first face and a second
face, said second face being covered by said sacrificial surface;

(b) bringing into contact at least a region of a flexographic material surface with the first face of said ink receptive solid
material film;

(c) permitting adhesion of said ink receptive solid material film to said at least a region of the flexographic surface, such
that the sacrificial surface (sheet) is in direct adhering contact to the second face of the ink receptive solid material
film and the flexographic material surface being in direct adhering contact to the first face of the solid film;

(d) peeling off the sacrificial surface to expose said second face of said ink receptive solid material film; and
(e) printing said ink formulation onto a region of said second face of said ink receptive solid film to thereby form a pattern
on the second face of said ink receptive solid film surface.

US Pat. No. 9,128,696

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING SCRIPT FOR A VIRTUAL CONNECT CONFIGURATION OF A BLADE ENCLOSURE

MAGIC FLEX LTD., Ganei T...

1. A method for generating a configuration script of a Hewlett Packard Virtual Connect domain of a Blade System enclosure,
the method comprising:
obtaining via an input device a show-all report for a Hewlett Packard Virtual Connect domain of a blade system enclosure using
a show-all command;

parsing the show-all report;
generating via an output device a first portion of the configuration script that includes configuration statements for static
entities of the domain;

generating via the output device a second portion of the configuration script that includes configuration statements for dynamic
entities of the domain, wherein generating the second portion comprises:

generating a script with an unordered set of profile creation commands for actual profiles;
determining an order of original profiles based on any or all information relating to any Media Access Control (MAC), World
Wide Name (WWN) and serial number (S/N) sequence;

identifying one or a plurality of gaps relating to a disorder in the MAC, WWN and/or S/N sequence; and
generating one or a plurality of dummy profiles to fill said one or a plurality of gaps; and
for each sequence, calling a reserve-identifiers procedure for each of said one or a plurality of dummy profiles to fill any
of said one or a plurality of gaps preceding the sequence, and calling the reserve-identifiers procedure for currently present
profiles of that sequence.

US Pat. No. 9,935,222

SHINGLED ARRAY SOLAR CELLS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SOLAR MODULES INCLUDING THE SAME

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. A solar cell, comprising:a substrate having a front side and a back side;
a metallization pattern deposited on the front side of the substrate, the metallization pattern including a plurality of front side bus bars, each front side bus bar including fingers extending therefrom; and
a plurality of back side bus bars deposited on the back side of the substrate,
wherein:
on the front side of the substrate, one front side bus bar of the plurality of front side bus bars is formed along an edge of the front side of the substrate, and a remainder of the front side bus bars of the plurality of front side bus bars are unequally spaced across the substrate, and
on the back side of the substrate, only one back side bus bar of the plurality of back side bus bars is formed along an edge of the back side of the substrate, and a remainder of the back side bus bars of the plurality of back side bus bars are unequally spaced across the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,094,519

LIGHT FIXTURE RETROFIT KIT AND BRACKETS THEREOF

FLEX LTD., Singapore (SG...

1. A visible light-emitting diode (LED) retrofit kit, comprising:a chassis for an LED assembly; and
an elongated first bracket including:
a first end portion defining a first row of perforations and a first hole located above the first row of perforations dimensioned for receipt of a fastener, the first end portion configured to be bent about the first row of perforations for attachment of the first end portion to a first longitudinal side of a light fixture housing; and
a bifurcated second end portion including:
a first tab defining a first row of perforations and a first hole located below the first row of perforations of the first tab, the first tab configured to be bent about the first row of perforations thereof for attachment of the second end portion to a second longitudinal side of the light fixture housing; and
a second tab configured to movably couple the chassis to the second longitudinal side of the light fixture housing.

US Pat. No. 9,935,221

SHINGLED ARRAY SOLAR CELLS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SOLAR MODULES INCLUDING THE SAME

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. A solar cell, comprising:a substrate having a front side and a back side;
a metallization pattern deposited on the front side of the substrate, the metallization pattern including a plurality of front side bus bars, each front side bus bar including fingers extending therefrom; and
a plurality of back side bus bars deposited on the back side of the substrate,
wherein:
on the front side of the substrate, no front side bus bar of the plurality of front side bus bars is formed along an edge of the front side of the substrate, and the plurality of front side bus bars are unequally spaced across the substrate, and
on the back side of the substrate, two back side bus bars of the plurality of back side bus bars are each formed along a corresponding edge of the back side of the substrate, and a remainder of the back side bus bars of the plurality of back side bus bars are unequally spaced across the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,936,581

MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL INTERCONNECTS BETWEEN CONDUCTIVE THREADS IN FABRICS TO PCB, FPC, AND RIGID-FLEX CIRCUITS

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. An electrically interconnected assembly comprising:a. an electronic device having a first surface and one or more electrical connection points on the first surface;
b. a first anisotropic conductive film having a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface, wherein the first anisotropic conductive film is conductive along a z-axis that is perpendicular to the first surface and the second surface, further wherein the second surface of the first anisotropic film is coupled to the first surface of the electronic device;
c. one or more electrically conductive threads, at least a first portion of each electrically conductive thread is coupled to the first surface of the first anisotropic conductive film, and a second portion of the first portion of each electrically conductive thread is aligned with a corresponding one of the electrical connection points to form an electrical interconnection between the second portion of each electrically conductive thread and the corresponding one electrical connection point;
d. a second anisotropic conductive film having a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface, wherein the second surface of the second anisotropic is coupled to the first surface of the first anisotropic conductive film with the first portion of each electrically conductive thread sandwiched in between the first anisotropic conductive film and the second anisotropic conductive film; and
e. a fabric coupled to the first surface of the second anisotropic conductive film.

US Pat. No. 9,800,033

OUTLET COVER SYSTEM WITH FIXED ANCHOR

SUPERFLEX LTD., Brooklyn...

1. A outlet cover system comprising:
a base including a top, a bottom, a first wall, a second wall, a third wall, and a fourth wall, wherein the first, second,
third and fourth walls are disposed between the top and the bottom;

an adapter plate including walls effective to define an opening to permit access to the face of an electrical device, the
adapter plate sized and shaped so as to fit within the first, second, third and fourth walls;

a cover;
a coupling system effective to join the cover and the base, the coupling system comprising:
a first half attached to the base, wherein the first half includes
a base post, where the base post includes a first set of walls effective to define a first void with a first cross-section;
a second half attached to the cover, wherein the second half includes:
a follower post, wherein the follower post includes a second set of walls effective to define a second void with the first
cross-section; and

a receiver post, wherein the receiver post includes a third set of walls effective to define a third void with a second cross-section,
and wherein:

the second cross-section is larger than the first cross-section, and
an alignment of the first, second, and third voids is effective to define a channel to allow an anchor to pass through the
first, second, and third voids defined by the first, second, and third sets of walls.

US Pat. No. 10,182,494

LANDLESS VIA CONCEPT

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. An electronic device comprising:a. a circuit board comprising:
i. a plurality of stacked layers, wherein the plurality of stacked layers comprise a first outer layer surface and an opposing second outer layer surface;
ii. a via formed through the plurality of stacked layers from the first outer layer surface to the second outer layer surface, wherein side walls of the via are plated with conductive material from the first outer layer surface to at least proximate the second outer layer surface, wherein a portion of the via side wall adjacent the second outer layer surface is vacant of side wall plating;
iii. a conductive annular ring on the first outer layer surface, the conductive annular ring surrounding the via and coupled to the side wall plating of the via; and
iv. an insulating layer on the second outer layer surface and covering an end of the via at the second outer layer surface; and
b. a heat sink coupled to the insulating layer and to the second outer layer surface.

US Pat. No. 10,186,985

ISOLATED FAI 2 CONVERTER WITH CLAMPED VOLTAGE RECTIFIER AND SYNCHRONOUS RECTIFIED SOLUTION

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. A power converter comprising:a. an isolated inverter circuit coupled to an input voltage source;
b. a resonant rectifier circuit coupled to the isolated inverter circuit, wherein the resonant rectifier circuit comprises a first rectifying element and a second rectifying element, further wherein the first rectifying element and the second rectifying element each have a voltage stress limited to an output voltage level of the resonant rectifier circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,426,029

MICRO-PAD ARRAY TO THREAD FLEXIBLE ATTACHMENT

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. A flexible attachment assembly comprising:a. a flexible substrate;
b. an electrically conductive connection area coupled to the flexible substrate;
c. a plurality of electrically conductive micro-pads, each electrically conductive micro-pad has a first end and a second end opposite the first end, the first end is connected to the electrically conductive connection area such that the electrically conductive connection area electrically interconnects all electrically conductive micro-pads; and
d. a conductive wire, wherein a portion of the conductive wire is mechanically and electrically coupled to the second ends of the plurality of electrically conductive micro-pads, further wherein a remaining portion of the conductive wire extends beyond a footprint of the flexible substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,511,231

RECONSTRUCTIVE LINE MODULATED RESONANT CONVERTER

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. A resonant power converter configured to receive as input a varying input voltage from an input voltage source and to output an output voltage, the resonant power converter comprising:a transformer having a primary winding and a secondary winding, wherein the secondary winding is coupled to an output of the resonant power converter;
a first switch comprising a first terminal, wherein the first terminal is coupled in series to the primary winding;
a second switch coupled in series to the first switch;
a first resonant tank coupled in series with a third switch, wherein the series coupled first resonant tank and third switch are coupled in parallel across the second switch;
a second resonant tank coupled in series with a fourth switch, wherein the series coupled second resonant tank and fourth switch are coupled in parallel across the series coupled first switch and second switch; and
a signal processing circuit coupled to the input voltage supply, to the first terminal of the first switch, and to each of the first switch, the second switch, the third switch, and the fourth switch, wherein the signal processing circuit is configured to sense the input voltage and a first terminal voltage, and to selectively drive each of the first switch, the second switch, the third switch, and the fourth switch according to the sensed input voltage and first terminal voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,444,094

BLADDER SYSTEM FOR FORCE SENSITIVE RESISTORS (FSR) SENSORS

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. A force sensing resistor sensor comprising:a. a first layer comprising a first flexible substrate and a first conductive layer coupled to the first flexible substrate;
b. a second layer comprising a second flexible substrate and a second conductive layer coupled to the second flexible substrate, wherein the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer form part of an electric circuit; and
c. a middle layer comprising a middle substrate, a first opening through the middle substrate, and a second opening through the middle substrate, the first opening is interconnected to the second opening, wherein the first layer is stacked on the middle layer such that at least a portion of the first conductive layer is aligned over the first opening, further wherein the middle layer is stacked on the second layer such that at least a portion of the second conductive layer is aligned over the first opening, wherein the first layer covers the first opening and the second opening in the middle layer and the second flexible substrate covers the first opening and the second opening such that the first opening forms an air cavity and the second opening forms a bladder area interconnected to the air cavity, the air cavity and bladder area are a sealed environment.

US Pat. No. 10,568,215

PCBA ENCAPSULATION BY THERMOFORMING

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. A method of forming an encapsulated circuit board assembly comprising:a. providing a circuit board assembly, wherein the circuit board assembly comprises a substrate have a first surface and one or more electronic components mounted to the first surface to form an irregularly contoured front side of the circuit board assembly, wherein the substrate further comprises a second surface on an opposite side of the substrate as the first surface, and one or more through holes extending through the substrate from the first surface to the second surface;
b. providing a thermoformable sheet;
c. positioning the thermoformable sheet over the irregularly contoured front side of the circuit board assembly;
d. heating the thermoformable sheet to a point of pliability; and
e. applying a vacuum to draw the thermoformable sheet toward and onto the irregularly contoured front side of the circuit board assembly to encapsulate the irregularly contoured front side of the circuit board assembly with the thermoformable sheet, wherein applying the vacuum includes drawing air from between the thermoformable sheet positioned over the irregularly contoured front side of the circuit board assembly and through the one or more through holes.

US Pat. No. 10,535,845

FLEXIBLE AND STRETCHABLE CHAIN BATTERY

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. A flexible and stretchable chain battery comprising:a. a stretchable substrate;
b. a first stretchable conductive interconnect coupled to the stretchable substrate;
c. a second stretchable conductive interconnect coupled to the stretchable substrate; and
d. a plurality of batteries, each battery comprising a positive terminal and a negative terminal, wherein the positive terminal of each battery is coupled to the first stretchable conductive interconnect and the negative terminal of each battery is coupled to the second stretchable conductive interconnect.

US Pat. No. 10,499,500

CIRCUIT BOARD WITH EMBEDDED METAL PALLET AND A METHOD OF FABRICATING THE CIRCUIT BOARD

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. A circuit board comprising:a laminated stack of circuit board layers having a first outer surface and a second outer surface opposite the first outer surface, wherein the laminated stack of circuit board layers comprises a plurality of conductive layers layer and a plurality of non-conductive layers, one of the plurality of non-conductive layers is a prepreg bonding layer within an interior of the laminated stack, the prepreg bonding layer having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface;
a pallet cutout formed in the laminated stack from the second outer surface to the second surface of the prepreg bonding layer, the pallet cutout defined by side wall surfaces and the second surface of the prepreg bonding layer;
a metal pallet positioned within the pallet cutout, the metal pallet having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, wherein the first surface of the metal pallet is in contact with and is bonded to the second surface of the prepreg bonding layer; and
a device cutout formed in the laminated stack from the first outer surface through the prepreg bonding layer to the first surface of the metal pallet;
wherein the second outer surface of the laminated stack and the second surface of the metal pallet are co-planar to form a planar back side surface of the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,687,421

FABRIC WITH WOVEN WIRE BRAID

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. An electronics assembly comprising:a. a fabric having a first surface;
b. a first electrically conductive wire braid woven into the fabric, wherein a plurality of first non-end portions of the first electrically conductive wire braid are exposed at the first surface of the fabric, each exposed first non-end portion forming a first connection pad;
c. a second electrically conductive wire braid woven into the fabric, wherein a plurality of second non-end portions of the second electrically conductive wire braid are exposed at the first surface of the fabric, each exposed second non-end portion forming a second connection pad;
d. a first electronic component having a first connection point and a second connection point, wherein the first connection point of the first electronic component is mechanically and electrically attached to be in direct contact with one of the first connection pads of the first electrically conductive wire braid, and the second connection point of the first electronic component is mechanically and electrically attached to be in direct contact with one of the second connection pads of the second electrically conductive wire braid; and
e. a second electronic component having a first connection point and a second connection point, wherein the first connection point of the second electronic component is mechanically and electrically attached to be in direct contact with another one of the first connection pads of the first electrically conductive wire braid, and the second connection point of the second electronic component is mechanically and electrically attached to be in direct contact with another one of the second connection pads of the second electrically conductive wire braid, the first connection point of the first electronic component is commonly connected to the first connection point of the second electronic component by the first electrically conductive wire braid, and the second connection point of the first electronic component is commonly connected to the second connection point of the second electronic component by the second electrically conductive wire braid, wherein the first electronic component and the second electronic component are each positioned on a same side of the fabric as the first surface.

US Pat. No. 10,368,204

LOW POWER WIDE AREA NETWORK (LPWAN) REGION AWARENESS METHOD AND SYSTEM

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. A device, comprising:a Global Navigation Satellite System and/or Global Positioning System (GNSS/GPS) receiver;
a WiFi receiver;
a multiband Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) transceiver;
a processor communicatively coupled with the GNSS/GPS receiver, the WiFi receiver, and the LPWAN transceiver; and
a memory coupled with and readable by the processor and storing therein a look-up table (LUT) comprising regional parameters defining a frequency band of a plurality of frequency bands for the multiband LPWAN transceiver and an output power level of a plurality of output power levels for the multiband LPWAN transceiver for each of two or more geographic regions and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses associated with each geographic region, the memory further storing a set of instructions which, when executed by the processor, causes the processor to, upon power up of the device, determine a transmission frequency band of the plurality of transmission frequency bands for the multiband LPWAN transceiver and output power level of the plurality of output power levels for the multiband LPWAN transceiver using the LUT and based on data from at least one of the GNSS/GPS receiver or the WiFi receiver, wherein determining the transmission frequency band and output power level for the multiband LPWAN transceiver based on data from at least one of the GNSS/GPS receiver or the WiFi receiver further comprises instructing the GNSS/GPS receiver to acquire a minimum number of satellites needed to determine an initial location, the initial location being less accurate than a final location determined by the GNSS/GPS receiver, and wherein the instructions further cause the processor to, in response to the GNSS/GPS receiver acquiring the minimum number of satellites, determine the initial location for the device based on input from the GNSS/GPS receiver and determine a geographic region for the device based on the determined initial location.

US Pat. No. 10,757,800

STRIPLINE TRANSMISSION LINES WITH CROSS-HATCHED PATTERN RETURN PLANE, WHERE THE STRIPLINES DO NOT OVERLAP ANY INTERSECTIONS IN THE CROSS-HATCHED PATTERN

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. A circuit board transmission line structure comprising:a. a stack of one or more insulating layers;
b. a transmission line stacked on a first surface of the stack of one or more insulating layers; and
c. a cross-hatch patterned return plane stacked on a second surface of the stack of one or more insulating layers, wherein the cross-hatch patterned return plane includes a mesh of interconnected conductor lines that form a plurality of cross-hatch intersections and a plurality of cross-hatch regions that lack conductive material, each cross-hatch region is bounded by a respective perimeter of conductive material formed by a subset of the plurality of cross-hatch intersections and corresponding conductor lines that interconnect the subset of plurality of cross-hatch intersections, wherein each cross-hatch region includes a respective cross-hatch region width and a respective cross-hatch region height, the respective cross-hatch region width is defined as a first distance between a first pair of the subset of cross-hatch intersections included in the respective perimeter of the respective cross-hatch region, the first pair of cross-hatch intersections are not directly connected by one of the corresponding conductor lines, and the respective cross-hatch region height is defined as a second distance between a second pair of the subset of cross-hatch intersections included in the respective perimeter of the respective cross-hatch region, the second pair of cross-hatch intersections are not directly connected by one of the corresponding conductor lines, further wherein the respective cross-hatch region width is greater than the respective cross-hatch region height, and the cross-hatch patterned return plane and the transmission line are aligned such that the transmission line is vertically aligned between the plurality of cross-hatch intersections without overlapping any of the plurality of cross-hatch intersections, and the transmission line is oriented at an angle non-parallel and non-perpendicular to any of the interconnected conductor lines in the mesh.

US Pat. No. 10,575,381

ELECTROLUMINESCENT DISPLAY ON SMART TEXTILE AND INTERCONNECT METHODS

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. An electroluminescent display comprising:a. a first insulating layer made of a flexible and stretchable material;
b. a first conductive layer coupled to the first insulating layer, wherein the first conductive layer is made of a transparent material;
c. an electroluminescent layer coupled to the first conductive layer, wherein the electroluminescent layer forms an electroluminescent pattern design;
d. one or more dielectric layers coupled to the electroluminescent layer, wherein the one or more dielectric layers are made of a flexible and stretchable material;
e. a second conductive layer coupled to the one or more dielectric layers;
f. a second insulating layer coupled to the second conductive layer, wherein the second insulating layer is made of a flexible and stretchable material;
g. a flexible circuit board attached to the second insulating layer and electrically coupled to the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer;
h. a textile, wherein the second insulating layer is attached to the textile; and
i. a power supply coupled to the flexible circuit board,
wherein the first insulating layer is laminated to the second insulating layer with the first conductive layer, the electroluminescent layer, the one or more dielectric layers, and the second conductive layer are sandwiched between the laminated first insulating layer and second insulating layer, and
further wherein the flexible circuit board is attached to a front side surface of the second insulating layer facing the second conductive layer such that the flexible circuit board is sandwiched between the laminated first insulating layer and second insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 10,585,064

WIRELESS PH AND TEMPERATURE SENSOR FOR CHEMICAL CONTAINERS

FLEX LTD., Singapore (SG...

1. A method comprising:receiving a magnetic field at a near field communication (NFC) tag;
generating energy via induction from the magnetic field;
activating a temperature sensor from at least a portion of the generated energy;
activating an electrochemical sensor;
measuring a temperature value of one of a container and a solution based on thermal conduction, wherein the temperature value is measured using a temperature sensor;
measuring a pH value, wherein the pH value is measured using an electrochemical sensor;
transmitting the temperature value to a first receiver using at least a portion of the generated energy; and
transmitting the pH value to a second receiver using at least a portion of the generated energy.

US Pat. No. 10,714,969

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR ULTRA-LOW POWER STANDBY

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. A device, comprising: an antenna circuit that receives a radio frequency (RF) signal and that converts the RF signal into an electrical signal; a sensing circuit that senses the electrical signal and that outputs an output signal based on the sensed electrical signal; at least one processing circuit that generates at least one control signal based on the output signal; and a switching circuit that couples the antenna circuit to either the sensing circuit to enter a standby mode of the device and to the at least one processing circuit to exit the standby mode and enter an active mode of the device based on the at least one control signal, wherein the at least one control signal includes a first control signal that causes the switching circuit to couple the antenna circuit to the sensing circuit to enter the standby mode.

US Pat. No. 10,999,926

STRESS RELIEF ENCAPSULATION FOR FLEXIBLE HYBRID ELECTRONICS

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. A method of forming a flexible electronic device, comprising:positioning a component on a substrate comprising a conductive layer, wherein the substrate has a substrate flexural modulus;
positioning a reinforcement layer between the component and a surface of the substrate, the reinforcement layer having a reinforcement flexural modulus that is greater than the substrate flexural modulus;
forming at least one transition layer to the reinforcement layer, the at least one transition layer having a transition flexural modulus that is less than the reinforcement flexural modulus; and
forming an outer layer to the at least one transition layer, the outer layer having an outer flexural modulus that is less than the transition flexural modulus.

US Pat. No. 10,650,946

TRIMMING METHOD OF DCR SENSING CIRCUITS

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. A method of sensing current using direct current resistance sensing, the method comprising:a. configuring a circuit having a current sensing element, a load coupled to the current sensing element, and a resistive divider circuit having a trim resistor, the resistive divider circuit coupled across the current sensing element, wherein the current sensing element has an unknown resistance value;
b. measuring the resistance value of the current sensing element;
c. calculating a target voltage value across the trim resistor according to the measured resistance value and a predetermined known trim current value;
d. injecting a trim current having the predetermined known trim current value into the circuit such that the trim current passes through the trim resistor;
e. trimming the trim resistor while the trim current is being injected, wherein a trim resistor voltage across the trim resistor is monitored during trimming, and the trim resistor is trimmed until the monitored trim resistor voltage equals the target voltage value.

US Pat. No. 10,653,010

CONNECTION OF MULTILAYER PRINTED CONDUCTIVE INK THROUGH FILLED MICROVIAS

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. A method for forming a contact pad on a substrate having a first and second side, comprising:applying a first layer of conductive ink to a first selected portion of the first side of the substrate forming a first conductive layer, wherein the selected portion comprises the via and wherein the conductive ink at least partially fills the via;
applying a second layer of conductive ink to second selected portions of the second side of the substrate, wherein the second selected portions comprise the via; and
applying a second non-conductive dielectric layer to selected portions of the second conductive layer to form therein the contact pad on the second conductive layer;
filling the via with a third layer of conductive ink comprising overfilling the via to spread the conductive ink beyond the via and onto the first layer of conductive ink; and
applying a first layer of non-conductive dielectric that omits covering the conductive ink that is beyond the via on the first layer of conductive ink to form the contact pad therein; and
curing the third layer of conductive ink; and
wherein the substrate is non-conductive.

US Pat. No. 10,926,919

CARDBOARD PALLET

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. A pallet assembly, comprising:a first longitudinal piece and a second longitudinal piece, each of the first and second longitudinal pieces having:
a plurality of bend lines, wherein each longitudinal piece is configured to bend along the plurality of bend lines from an initial shape to a final shape,
at least one horizontal portion defined between two bend lines of the plurality of bend lines,
at least one vertical portion defined between two bend lines of the plurality of bend lines, wherein one horizontal portion of the at least one horizontal portion extends further in a direction perpendicular to the plurality of bend lines than any vertical portion of the at least one vertical portion, and
at least one transverse slot extending substantially parallel to the plurality of bend lines; and
a transverse piece selectively connected to the at least one transverse slot of each of the first and second longitudinal pieces to secure each of the first and second longitudinal pieces in the final shape, wherein at least a portion of the transverse piece is perpendicular to the at least one horizontal portion and the at least one vertical portion of each of the first and second longitudinal pieces when each of the first and second longitudinal pieces is in the final shape.

US Pat. No. 11,114,773

DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR DIRECTIONAL ANTENNAS THAT PROTECT SENSITIVE ZONES

Flex Ltd., San Jose, CA ...


1. Headphones, comprising:a zone that is sensitive to electromagnetic radiation;
a first earpiece including a first directional antenna operable at a first frequency and having a first radiation pattern radiating away from the zone; and
a second earpiece including a second directional antenna operable at the first frequency and having a second radiation pattern radiating away from the zone.

US Pat. No. 10,737,344

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A WAVE SOLDER PALLET

FLEX LTD., Singapore (SG...

1. A method of manufacturing a pallet for use during manufacture of a printed circuit board assembly, the method comprising:determining optimal solder flow for establishing connections between lead pins of a plurality of pin-through-hole components arranged on a circuit board;
designing a pallet to include geometries configured to provide the optimal solder flow when the pallet, supporting the circuit board thereon, is passed through a wave solder machine, wherein the pallet contains at least one opening for receiving solder flow and one or more for tunnels, channels, or ramps in communication with the one or more of the at least one opening and configured to achieve the determined optimal solder flow; and
3D printing the pallet based on the design.

US Pat. No. 10,690,559

PRESSURE SENSOR ARRAY AND THE METHOD OF MAKING

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. A pressure sensor assembly comprising:a. a pressure sensitive conductive substrate configured to enable a current through the pressure sensitive conductive substrate in response to an applied pressure;
b. a first dielectric layer having a first surface coupled to a first surface of the pressure sensitive conductive substrate, wherein the first dielectric layer has a first through hole that forms a first cavity;
c. a second dielectric layer having a first surface coupled to a second surface of the pressure sensitive conductive substrate, wherein the second dielectric layer has a second through hole that forms a second cavity, further wherein the second cavity is vertically aligned with the first cavity;
d. a first electrode formed in the first cavity and electrically coupled to the pressure sensitive conductive substrate;
e. a second electrode formed in the second cavity and electrically coupled to the pressure sensitive conductive substrate;
f. a first conductive interconnect coupled to the first electrode and selectively patterned on a second surface of the first dielectric layer; and
g. a second conductive interconnect coupled to the second electrode and selectively patterned on a second surface of the second dielectric layer.

US Pat. No. 10,965,009

CAPACITIVELY COUPLED LABEL ANTENNA

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. An antenna system, comprising:a label antenna, wherein the label antenna comprises a conductive layer;
an antenna coupler electrically coupled to the conductive layer of the label antenna;
a feed block electrically coupled to a radio circuit; and
a separation distance between the antenna coupler and the feed block, wherein the feed block and antenna coupler are capacitively coupled to transfer radio frequency (RF) energy from the radio circuit to the label antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,775,030

LIGHT FIXTURE DEVICE INCLUDING ROTATABLE LIGHT MODULES

FLEX LTD., Singapore (SG...

1. A device for directing light, the device comprising:at least two light modules adapted to provide a fixture for a light source, the at least two light modules being linear, parallel to a central axis, substantially in a plane with the central axis, and being arranged on both sides of the central axis in the plane; and
a first inner endcap arranged on a first end of the at least two light modules and a second inner endcap arranged on a second end of the at least two light modules, the first end opposing the second end along a length of the at least two light modules, the first and second inner endcaps providing a fixed, rotational axis for at least one of the light modules, and at least one of the first and second inner endcaps providing at least two locking positions to determine a rotational position for the at least one light module, wherein at least a first of the at least two locking positions is configured to position the at least one module at 90 degrees out relative to 0 degree down.

US Pat. No. 11,039,531

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IN-MOLDED ELECTRONIC UNIT USING STRETCHABLE SUBSTRATES TO CREATE DEEP DRAWN CAVITIES AND FEATURES

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. A device comprising:a. a thermoplastic layer;
b. a stretchable substrate laminated to the thermoplastic layer, wherein the stretchable substrate is made of a different material than the thermoplastic layer, further wherein the stretchable substrate includes a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, further wherein the second surface of the stretchable substrate is laminated directly to and in contact with the thermoplastic layer, further wherein the stretchable substrate is non-conductive; and
c. an electrically stretchable conductor ink pattern on the first surface of the stretchable substrate to form a conductive interconnect, wherein the thermoplastic layer, the stretchable substrate and the conductive interconnect are thermoformed to a molded shape.

US Pat. No. 10,985,484

ELECTRONIC CONDUCTIVE INTERCONNECTION FOR BRIDGING ACROSS IRREGULAR AREAS IN A TEXTILE PRODUCT

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. A conductive interconnect assembly comprising;a. a textile having an irregular area;
b. a first conductive interconnect coupled to the textile and positioned on a first side of the irregular area, wherein the first conductive interconnect includes a first connection point;
c. a second conductive interconnect coupled to the textile and positioned on a second side of the irregular area, the second side is separated from the first side by the irregular area, wherein the second conductive interconnect includes a second connection point; and
d. an irregular area jump connector comprising a flexible substrate and a third conductive interconnect coupled to the flexible substrate, the third conductive interconnect comprising a third connection point and a fourth connection point, wherein the irregular area jump connector is stacked over the irregular area of the textile, over at least the first connection point of the first conductive interconnect, and over at least the second connection point of the second conductive interconnect, and the third connection point is aligned with and coupled to the first connection point, and the fourth connection point is aligned with and coupled to the second connection point to form an electrical connection between the first conductive interconnect, the second conductive interconnect, and the third conductive interconnect.

US Pat. No. 10,881,001

MICRO CONDUCTIVE THREAD INTERCONNECT COMPONENT TO MAKE AN INTERCONNECT BETWEEN CONDUCTIVE THREADS IN FABRICS TO PCB, FPC, AND RIGID-FLEX CIRCUITS

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. An interconnect component comprising:a. a dielectric layer; and
b. a plurality of conductors embedded within the dielectric layer, the plurality of conductors constitute all conductors in the interconnect component, wherein each of the plurality of conductors are electrically isolated from each other and all of the plurality of conductors are positioned in a same longitudinal plane of the interconnect component and without interconnecting vias, further wherein each conductor has a first end and a second end, and the dielectric layer has a first opening and a second opening, further wherein the first end of each of the plurality of conductors is exposed within the first opening, and the second end of each of the plurality of conductors is exposed within the second opening.

US Pat. No. 10,980,938

DOUBLE ACTION RIGID FLUID PATH CONNECTOR

FLEX LTD., Singapore (SG...

1. A device comprising:a start button configured to activate a force to be applied to a button needle;
the button needle comprising a first end and a second end and configured to move from a first button needle position to a second button needle position based on the force;
the first end configured to puncture a fluid container when the button needle moves from the first button needle position to the second button needle position;
a carrier comprising a carrier septum configured to move from a first carrier position to a second carrier position;
the second end configured to puncture the carrier septum when the button needle moves from the first button needle position to the second button needle position and the carrier moves from the first carrier position to the second carrier position, wherein a fluid path is created from the fluid container to a cannula via the button needle; and,
wherein the button needle occupies at least two planes wherein a first plane corresponds to a direction of the first end of the button needle and a second plane corresponds to a direction of the second end of the button needle, wherein the first plane is a horizontal plane and the second plane is a vertical plane oriented perpendicular to the horizontal plane.

US Pat. No. 10,917,001

ADAPTIVE RESONANT FREQUENCY CONVERTER

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. A resonant power converter comprising:a. a transformer having a primary winding and a secondary winding, wherein the secondary winding is coupled to an output of the resonant power converter;
b. a switch coupled in series to the primary winding;
c. a resonant tank coupled in parallel across the switch; and
d. a signal processing circuit coupled to the resonant tank and to the switch, wherein the signal processing circuit is configured to generate a driving signal having a switching frequency to drive the switch, wherein the resonant tank includes circuit components selected to result in a designed resonant tank resonant frequency tuned to a designed switching frequency of the switch that is less than 1 MHz, wherein when the switch is operated at a first switching frequency less than 1 MHz a first resonant tank resonant frequency is in resonance with the first switching frequency of the switch in accordance with the tuned circuit components of the resonant tank, further wherein when the switch is operated at a second switching frequency greater than or equal to 1 MHz a second resonant tank resonant frequency is formed that is different than the first resonant tank resonant frequency due to parasitics in the switch and the transformer at the second switching frequency greater than or equal to 1 MHz, and the second resonant tank resonant frequency is out of tune with the second switching frequency of the switch, wherein the signal processing circuit is further configured to sense a voltage across the resonant tank, to compare a waveform of the sensed voltage to a voltage profile, and to selectively adapt the second switching frequency of the switch to an adapted switching frequency different than the second switching frequency according to the comparison, wherein the adapted switching frequency is tuned to be in resonance with the second resonant tank resonant frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,828,828

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A PART

FLEX LTD., Singapore (SG...

1. A method of manufacturing a part, comprising:printing a layer of 3D printable material;
positioning a layer of interlay material on the layer of 3D printable material; and
printing a second layer of 3D printable material on the layer of interlay material wherein the part includes a plurality of layers of 3D printable material and a plurality layers of interlay material arranged in an alternating pattern, wherein each layer of 3D printable material, after a first layer of 3D printable material, substantially conforms to a preceding layer of interlay material.

US Pat. No. 10,964,660

USE OF ADHESIVE FILMS FOR 3D PICK AND PLACE ASSEMBLY OF ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. An electronic device assembly comprising:a. a substrate having a 3D geometric classification, wherein the substrate comprises a substrate surface and one or more first electrical connection points on the substrate surface, wherein the substrate surface comprises a planar surface portion and a non-planar surface portion, and the one or more first electrical connection points are positioned on the planar surface portion;
b. an adhesive film having a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface, wherein the first surface of the adhesive film is coupled to the substrate surface and covers the one or more first electrical connections points; and
c. an electronic component having one or more second electrical connection points, wherein the electronic component is pressed onto the second surface of the adhesive film and aligned with the planar surface portion of the substrate such that each of the one or more second electrical connection points of the electronic component is aligned with a corresponding one of the one or more first electrical connection points on the planar surface portion of the substrate surface.

US Pat. No. 10,958,464

DISTRIBUTED RULES ENGINE

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. A system, comprising:a microprocessor;
a computer readable medium, coupled with the microprocessor and comprising microprocessor readable and executable instructions that program the microprocessor to:
identify a plurality of devices of an enterprise, wherein the plurality of devices of the enterprise are controlled through a plurality of gateways in a hierarchy of gateways;
receive a first rule, wherein the first rule controls at least two of the plurality of devices of the enterprise;
in response to receiving the first rule, determine a first lowest level gateway of the plurality of gateways in the hierarchy of gateways that supports the at least two of the plurality of devices of the enterprise controlled by the first rule; and
send the first rule to the first lowest level gateway that supports the at least two of the plurality of devices of the enterprise controlled by the first rule.

US Pat. No. 11,064,613

ELECTRONICS ENCAPSULATION THROUGH HOTMELT LAMINATION

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...


1. A flexible electronic device, comprising:a flexible planar substrate having a top surface and a bottom surface;
a first component positioned on the top surface of the flexible planar substrate and extending above the top surface by a first component height;
a second component positioned on the top surface of the flexible planar substrate and extending above the top surface by a second component height, wherein a space is defined by the top surface of the flexible planar substrate and between side surfaces of the first and second components;
a hotmelt layer positioned on the top surface of the flexible planar substrate and the first and second components to encapsulate the first and second components, wherein the hotmelt layer at least partially fills the space defined by the top surface of the flexible planar substrate and side surfaces of the first and second components, and the hotmelt layer contacts the top surface of the flexible planar substrate, wherein the hotmelt layer has an outer surface that is a varying height above the top surface of the flexible planar substrate; and
a level layer positioned on the outer surface of the hotmelt layer, wherein the level layer has an outer surface that is a constant height above the top surface of the flexible planar substrate and has a varying inner surface that matches the outer surface of the hotmelt layer that has a varying height above the top surface of the flexible planar substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,942,589

METHOD FOR DETECTING EVENTS ON A TOUCH SCREEN USING MECHANICAL INPUT

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. A device comprising:a mechanical input element that comprises one or more movable components, wherein the mechanical input element is a dial/knob, wherein the one or more movable components comprise a rotating element with an attached first stylus and second stylus, wherein the second stylus moves up and down based on a user pushing the dial/knob or a button in the dial/knob, and wherein the attached first stylus at least one of rotates, moves right, moves left, moves up, and moves down with the rotating element while touching an input screen, wherein the mechanical input element is attached to the input screen; and
a microprocessor that detects movement of the one or more movable components of the mechanical input element via the input screen.

US Pat. No. 11,036,293

METHOD FOR USING FINGERS TO INTERACT WITH A SMART GLOVE WORN ON A HAND

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. A method of operation of a wearable computer worn on a hand, comprising:a) receiving, by a sensor communication interface of the wearable computer, at least one sensor input from at least one sensor, wherein the at least one sensor is associated with a corresponding finger of a user and disposed on a palmar aspect of the wearable computer and the sensor input is associated with a user command to perform an operation;
b) executing, by a processor of the wearable computer, at least one of a communication instruction set and a sensor input processing instruction set to process the at least one sensor input;
c) executing, by the processor, a display control instruction set to determine if the user command is associated with or temporally related to more than one sensor input;
d) mapping, by the processor, at least one of a duration of each sensor input, a magnitude of each sensor input, a unique sensor identifier, a sensor input sequence, and a sensor input frequency to determine the user command; and
e) executing, by the processor, the determined user command to cause a display to display information corresponding to the determined user command,
wherein step b) comprises the sub-step of b1) executing, by the processor, a sensor and finger mapping instruction set to map a source sensor to the corresponding finger of the user,
wherein, after step c), the processor repeats sub-step b1) with respect to each sensor input if the user command is associated with or temporally related to more than one sensor input and proceeds to step d) if the user command is not associated with or temporally related to more than one sensor input.

US Pat. No. 11,043,832

INDUCTIVELY COUPLED WIRELESS CHARGER

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...


1. A wireless charging system for avoiding shutdown in adjacent active wireless charging components comprising:a first wireless charging component, the first wireless charging component electromagnetically coupled to a first electronic device;
a second wireless charging component, the second wireless charging component being positioned adjacent to the first wireless charging component and electromagnetically coupled to a second electronic device; and
the first wireless charging component detects an increase in a first voltage of the first wireless charging component above a predetermined voltage threshold;
wherein, in response to detecting the increase in the first voltage above the predetermined voltage threshold, the first wireless charging component adjusts a first Control Error Packet (CEP) timeout period of the first wireless charging component.

US Pat. No. 11,064,006

DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR ACCESSING MULTIPLE VIRTUAL ASSISTANT SERVICES

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...


1. A device comprising:a microprocessor;
a microphone;
a codec that converts an analog voice stream from the microphone to a digitized voice stream; and
a non-transitory computer readable medium, coupled with the microprocessor and comprising microprocessor readable and executable instructions that program the microprocessor to:identify, based on receiving the digitized voice stream, a first keyword of a plurality of keywords in the digitized voice stream, wherein each of the plurality of keywords is associated with a different service provider;
identify, based on the first keyword, a first communication address of a first communication server of a first service provider;
route the digitized voice stream and/or information associated with the digitized voice stream to the first communication server of the first service provider using the first communication address;
receive, from the first communication server of the first service provider a first response, wherein the first response indicates that a first inquiry was not answered;
in response to receiving the first response indicating that the first inquiry was not answered, asking a user if the user wants to receive a second response from a second service provider; and
in response to the user wanting to receive the second response from the second service provider, route the digitized voice stream and/or the information associated with the digitized voice stream to a second communication server of the second service provider using a second communication address.


US Pat. No. 11,022,580

LOW IMPEDANCE STRUCTURE FOR PCB BASED ELECTRODES

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. An electrochemical sensor positioned in a solution, the electrochemical sensor comprising:a. an insulating substrate having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the insulating substrate comprises one or more through holes;
b. a first electrode coupled to the first surface of the insulating substrate;
c. a second electrode coupled to the second surface of the insulating substrate;
d. a conductive wire attached to the first electrode, wherein the conductive wire is entirely outside of and aligned over the one or more through holes in the insulating substrate,
wherein a current pathway is formed by the solution from the conductive wire, through the one or more through holes, and to the second electrode.

US Pat. No. 11,088,466

ANTENNAS AND DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS INCLUDING THE SAME

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...


1. An antenna structure, comprising:a first conductive element including:a first planar portion having a first end and a second end, wherein the first planar portion is linear shaped; and
an extension portion that extends away from the first planar portion at a substantially exact center of the first planar portion between the first end and the second end; and

a second conductive element spaced apart from the first planar portion and electrically connected to the extension portion,
wherein an effective length of the extension portion places the antenna structure into either a first mode or a second mode, wherein the first mode is a mode with two distinct bandwidths, and wherein the second mode is a mode with a single bandwidth that covers a larger range of frequencies than the two distinct bandwidths combined at a given gain.

US Pat. No. 11,090,876

ASSEMBLY OF SUB-COMPONENTS BY COMPRESSION MOLDING

Flex Ltd., Signapore (SG...


1. A method of manufacturing a thermoplastic composite component assembly, the method comprising:a. manufacturing a discrete assembly feature component, wherein the assembly feature component comprises one of a stud, a fastener, or a threaded insert;
b. manufacturing a discrete thermoplastic composite component having an outer surface that is an outer surface of a completed thermoplastic composite component assembly;
c. aligning the assembly feature component with an assembly feature site on the outer surface of the thermoplastic composite component, and positioning the assembly feature component in contact with the outer surface of the thermoplastic composite component at the assembly feature site; and
d. applying heat and compression in a compression molding process to bond the assembly feature component to the outer surface of the thermoplastic composite component at the assembly feature site to form the completed thermoplastic composite component assembly with the assembly feature component attached at and extending outward from the outer surface of the completed thermoplastic composite component assembly.

US Pat. No. 11,058,605

STERILIZATION FLUID PATH WITH BARRIER REMOVAL

FLEX LTD., Singapore (SG...


1. A method comprising:assembling a container holder in a clean environment;
sterilizing the container holder;
aseptically adding a solution to a primary container;
inserting the primary container into the container holder;
applying a first barrier to the container holder;
sterilizing the container holder comprising the primary container and the applied first barrier to provide a sterilized container holder;
assembling a fluid path module in a clean environment, the fluid path module comprising a penetration needle, a user needle, and a channel having one end directly connected to the penetration needle and an opposite end directly connected to the user needle, the assembling comprising applying a second barrier to a first end of the sterilized fluid path module at a location in proximity to a distal end of the penetration needle, and applying a third barrier to a second end of the sterilized fluid path module at a location in proximity to a distal end of the user needle;
sterilizing the fluid path module to provide a sterilized fluid path module; and
assembling a delivery device comprising the sterilized container holder and the sterilized fluid path module.

US Pat. No. 11,119,224

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR POWER EFFICIENT MOBILE DEVICE COMMUNICATION

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...


1. A method comprising:determining, by a processor of a tracking device, that a GPS signal is unavailable;
in response to determining that the GPS signal is unavailable, enabling, by the processor, one or more of a WiFi, a Bluetooth, a Zigbee, and a LoRa device;
obtaining, by the processor, fingerprint data from an external hardware device using the one or more of the WiFi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, and LoRa device, wherein the fingerprint data comprises one or more of a network ID and a MAC address of the external hardware device;
transmitting, by the processor, the fingerprint data to a network-based server; and
receiving, by the processor, an estimated location of the tracking device from the network-based server in response to the fingerprint data.

US Pat. No. 11,115,732

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR BUILDING MULTIPLE GPS TRACKERS FROM A COMMON CORE

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...


1. A computer system,wherein the computer system is one or more of inside and attached to one or more of a pallet and a shipment container, the computer system comprising:
a processor;
a wireless physical interface; and
a computer-readable storage medium storing computer-readable instructions which, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform steps comprising:communicating with a first sensor and a second sensor of a vehicle via the wireless physical interface, wherein the vehicle contains the one or more of the pallet and the shipment container;
based on the communication with the first and second sensors, determining a type of sensor associated with each of the first and second sensors of the vehicle;
receiving first information from the first sensor via the wireless physical interface;
determining, based on the first information received from the first sensor, a significant event has occurred, wherein the determination that the significant event has occurred is made based on the type of sensor associated with the first sensor, wherein the significant event is associated with a significant movement of the vehicle, and wherein determining the significant event has occurred comprises determining a change in a quality associated with the first sensor is greater than a threshold value; and
based on the determination that the change in the quality associated with the first sensor is greater than the threshold value, recording second information received from the second sensor via the wireless physical interface, wherein the recorded second information comprises data received from the second sensor an amount of time prior to and following the significant event.


US Pat. No. 11,118,942

AUTOMATED READER FOR GAUGE-BASED METERS

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...


1. A device for detecting a presence of a needle being within a target position of a gauge, comprising:a first light emitter to emit a first beam to illuminate the target position on a dial of the gauge, the target position corresponding to a target value, within a range of the gauge, of a subject measured by the gauge;
a light detector to detect the first beam and convert the detected first beam into an output signal;
a processor to receive the output signal; and
an output interface to output an alert, from the processor, to an alerting component; and
wherein the processor receives the output signal and, upon determining that the subject being measured by the gauge is equivalent to the target value, said determining comprising determining that a value of the output signal is associated with the needle reflecting the first beam by being within the target position, causes the output interface to output the alert.

US Pat. No. 11,119,328

LIGHT PROJECTION ENGINE ATTACHMENT AND ALIGNMENT

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...


1. An image generating headset assembly comprising:a frame;
an optical waveguide assembly, wherein the optical waveguide assembly connects to the frame;
a light projection engine, wherein the light projection engine or the frame has a plurality of slotted holes that align with a corresponding pin of a plurality of pins in the other of the light projection engine or the frame to connect the light projection engine to the frame, wherein the plurality of slotted holes are curved in relation to an optical axis of the waveguide assembly, and wherein the plurality of slotted holes provide one or more pivot points to rotate the light projection engine respective to the optical waveguide assembly on at least one of an X axis, a Y axis, and a Z axis.